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Rockingham County, Virginia

Rockingham County is a county located in the U. S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 76,314, its county seat is the independent city of Harrisonburg. Along with Harrisonburg, Rockingham County forms the Harrisonburg, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is home of the Rockingham County Baseball League. Settlement of the county began in 1727, when Adam Miller staked out a claim on the south fork of the Shenandoah River, near the line that now divides Rockingham County from Page County. On a trip through eastern Virginia, the German-born Miller had heard reports about a lush valley to the west, discovered by Governor Alexander Spotswood's legendary Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Expedition, moved his family down from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. In 1741, Miller purchased 820 acres, including a large lithia spring, near Elkton and lived on this property for the remainder of his life. Much-increased settlement of this portion of the Colony of Virginia by Europeans began in the 1740s and 1750s.

Standing between the Tidewater and Piedmont regions to the east in Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley and the area beyond were the Blue Ridge Mountains. Rather than cross such a formidable physical barrier, most early settlers came southerly up the valley across the Potomac River from Maryland and Pennsylvania. Many followed the Great Wagon Trail known as the Valley Pike. Rockingham County was established in 1778 from Augusta County. Harrisonburg was named as the county seat and incorporated as a town in 1780. Harrisonburg was incorporated as a city in 1916 and separated from Rockingham County, but it remains the county seat; the county is named for 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, a British statesman. He was Prime Minister of Great Britain twice, a keen supporter of constitutional rights for the colonists. During his first term, he brought about the repeal of the Stamp Act of 1765, reducing the tax burden on the colonies. Appointed again in 1782, upon taking office, he backed the claim for the independence of the Thirteen Colonies, initiating an end to British involvement in the American Revolutionary War.

However, he died after only 14 weeks in office. By 1778, it was unusual to honor British officials in Virginia; the same year to the north of Rockingham County, Dunmore County, named for Virginia's last Royal Governor, John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore, an unpopular figure, was renamed. The new name, Shenandoah County, used a Native American name. However, long their political supporter in the British Parliament, the Marquess of Rockingham was a popular figure with the citizens of the new United States. Named in his honor were Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Rockingham County, North Carolina, the City of Rockingham in Richmond County, North Carolina. Rockingham County is the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln's father. In 1979 when the Adolf Coors Brewing Company came to Rockingham County it caused an uproar. In 2018, a series of strikes and protests were held in Dayton's Cargill plant. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 853 square miles, of which 849 square miles is land and 4.3 square miles is water.

It is the third-largest county in Virginia by land area. Large portions of the county fall within the Shenandoah National Park to the east and George Washington National Forest to the west, therefore are subject to development restrictions; the county stretches west to east from the peaks of eastern-most Alleghany mountains to the peaks of the Blue Ridge mountains, encompassing the entire width of the Shenandoah Valley. Rockingham is bisected by another geographic formation, Massanutten Mountain stretching from just east of Harrisonburg, VA to a few miles southwest of Front Royal, VA in Warren County, VA. Massanutten Mountain splits the central Shenandoah Valley as the German River and the North Fork Shenandoah River flow on its western side and the South Fork flows on the eastern. George Washington National Forest Shenandoah National Park As of the census of 2000, 67,725 people, 25,355 households, 18,889 families resided in the county; the population density was 80 people per square mile. There were 27,328 housing units at an average density of 32 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the county was 96.58% White, 1.36% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, 0.73% from two or more races. About 3.28 % of the population were Latino of any race. Of 25,355 households, 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.40% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.50% were not families. About 21.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.02. In the county, the population was distributed as 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males. The median income for a household in the county was $40,748, for a family was $46,262.

Males had a median income of $30,618 versus $21,896 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,795. About

North American University

North American University is a private university in Stafford, Texas. NAU offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in Business Administration, Computer Science, Education. In the fall of 2013, the university changed its name from North American College to its current name. NAU is an institution of higher education founded as Texas Gulf Institute in April 2007; the institute offered certificate programs for the first two years of its inception. Upon approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer bachelor's degree programs in July 2010, the school applied to change its name to North American College. During the 2010-11 academic year the college moved into its new administrative and educational building located at 3203 N. Sam Houston Pkwy West in Houston, Texas. In 2017, physician Serif Ali Tekalan was appointed the third president of the university, succeeding Recayi "Reg" Pecen, an engineer, appointed in 2012. In May 2013, the college had its first commencement; the class of 2013 included twelve students.

In the fall of 2013, NAC changed to its name to North American University. There are more than 800 students in its ESL, master's degree programs. Students come from over 33 U. S. over 54 countries. NAU offers three bachelor's degree programs: Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, Computer Science and Business Administration. Bachelor's degree programs are organized under a different administrative department. NAU offers five master's degree programs: M. Ed. in educational leadership, M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, M. Ed. in School Counseling, MBA and a M. S. in Computer Science. North American University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, recognized by the U. S. Department of Education; the ACCSC website is located at NAU is approved by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to award bachelor's and master's degrees; the Gulf Language School is accredited by The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period December 2018 through December 2028.

North American University has articulation agreements with Houston Community College and Texas Southern University, both colleges located in Houston, Texas. NAU was ranked as one of the top 10 best schools for coding in the United States by HackerRank. University dorms, which are located on the main campus, provide housing and meal services for its residential university students. In addition, there is an academic resource center supported by Student Success. In 2015, NAU added Career and Alumni Services to its student service list and now offers career counseling. Official website

Suzie Landells

Suzanne Ciscele Landells, known after marriage as Suzanne Dill-Macky, was an Australian individual medley swimmer of the 1980s, who won the silver medal in the 400-metre individual medley at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Olympics. She was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder. Raised in Queensland, Landells was selected to represent Australia in the 400m individual medley, but was not expected to do well scraping into the final. Although she was left far behind by the United States' Tracy Caulkins, she swum a personal best of 4 minutes 48.3 seconds to claim the silver medal. Two years at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Landells enjoyed more success, winning the 200-metre and 400-metre individual medley, breaking the 400-metre individual medley Commonwealth record. List of Olympic medalists in Malcolm. Australia at the Olympic Games. Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Books. P. 243. ISBN 0-7333-0884-8. Profile

Ira Joralemon

Ira Beaman Joralemon was an American mining engineer, economic geologist, mining company executive, who specialized in exploration and mining of copper ore deposits. Over a career spanning more than six decades, Joralemon was involved in the discovery and development of numerous major copper and gold deposits, many of which went on to become operational mines. In addition to his professional career within the minerals industry, he was a popular science author and historian of the mining industry. Ira B. Joralemon graduated from Harvard University with an A. B. in Mining and Metallurgy in 1905, received an A. M. degree in the same subject from the same institution in 1907. After graduation he took a job as a mining engineer with the Calumet & Arizona Mining Company, working on their copper mining properties near Bisbee, Arizona. Following the appointment of new C&A Company General Manager John C. Greenway in 1911, it was Joralemon's assessment of copper mineralization found near Ajo, that persuaded Greenway the C&A Company should purchase a controlling interest in the fledgeling New Cornelia Copper Company who were developing the property, which would become the New Cornelia mine.

Joralemon played a key part in the development of the New Cornelia mine, the first large open-pit copper mine in the state, was instrumental in adopting a high-risk exploration strategy which located what became the United Verde Extension mine near Jerome, Arizona. He rose through the ranks of the C&A Company to become first Chief Geologist and Assistant General Manager in 1917 and 1919, respectively, his work with the C&A Company was interrupted by World War I, during which Joralemon served with the United States Army Air Service between 1917 and 1919. For part of this time Major Joralemon was a member of General Billy Mitchell's staff, was commended by Mitchell for his "wonderful work" during preparations for the Battle of Saint-Mihiel. For his service to France the French government awarded him the distinction of Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur in 1918. After his return from Europe, Joralemon continued in his work with the C&A Company in Arizona, as well as acting on behalf of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company, assessing properties for them in Siberia and South America.

However, in 1922 Joralemon resigned from the C&A Company to set up his own consultancy, although he did maintain close links to the C&A and to Phelps Dodge, who merged with C&A in 1931, for the rest of his career. Basing himself in San Francisco, Joralemon's consulting work involved him in numerous ore deposit discoveries and development work over the following 50 years, many of which went on to become profitable mines, including: Potrerillos copper mine, Chile, he acted as an executive board member for many mining companies and published numerous technical reports and scientific manuscripts during this period. During World War II, Joralemon served on the War Production Board as a strategic minerals specialist, ensuring adequate supplies of raw materials for the USA and her allies during the conflict. In civilian life, he served as Vice President and President of the Society of Economic Geologists, as well as acting as director of both The American Institute of Mining Engineers and the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America.

Away from his active involvement in the mining industry, in 1934 Joralemon published the book Romantic Copper: Its Lure and Lore, a popular science study of the history of copper mining and its use by humans. This work has been described as "definitive" by the National Mining Hall of Museum. Following his retirement, Joralemon updated the text and expanded it to include many aspects of more modern mining operations, this was published as Copper: The Encompassing Story of Mankind's First Metal in 1973. Ira Joralemon's autobiography, Adventure Beacons, was published posthumously in 1976. Joralemon, Ira B. Romantic Copper: Its Lure and Lore. Appleton-Century Co. New York. 294 p. Joralemon, Ira B. Copper: The Encompassing Story of Mankind's First Metal. Howell-North Books, Berkeley. 407 p. Joralemon, Ira B. Adventure Beacons. Society of Mining Engineers of AIME, New York. 487 p


Kolawali is a village in Mulshi taluka of Pune District in the state of Maharashtra, India. Talukas surrounding the village are Karjat taluka, Talegaon Dabhade Taluka, Mawal taluka and by Khalapur taluka. Districts closest to the village are Raigad district, Thane district, Mumbai City district and Mumbai Suburban district. Nearest railway stations around the village are Vadgaon railway station, Begdewadi railway station, Lonavala railway station, Talegaon railway station and Kamshet railway station. Villages in Mulshi taluka Villages in pune maharashtra

Cymmer, Neath Port Talbot

Cymmer is a small village in Neath Port Talbot in Wales, set on a hillside in the Afan Valley near the confluence of the River Afan and the River Corrwg. In 2001, Cymmer had a population of 2,883. Cymmer can be spelled "Cymer", with "Cymmer" being the English-language version, "Cymer" the Welsh language one; the word "Cymmer" translates from Welsh into English as "joining place of two rivers", it is here that the Afon Corrwg and the Afon Afan meet, to flow onward as the River Afan until entering the sea at Aberavon/Port Talbot. The immediate area is set in a densely forested upland area with steep sided river valleys cut through by the Rivers Afan and Corrwg. Patches of open moorland exist to the south; the Cymmer electoral ward was one of the top 10% most deprived wards in Wales according to the 2005 Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation. Local public houses include The Refreshment Rooms and a working men's club called The Coronation Club. Local amenities include a library, a community swimming pool, a sports hall, primary school and secondary schools, a police station and fire station.

There is an exhibition on the history of the area held near the petrol filling station. The exhibition is maintained by a local newsagent. Cymmer is the name of the electoral ward for the immediate area around the village, it elects a county councillor to Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. The ward includes some or all of the villages of Cymmer, Abercregan and Croeserw in the parliamentary constituency of Aberavon. Cymmer is bounded by the wards of Resolven to the north. In the 2008 local council elections, the electorate turnout was 48.23%. The results were: Only one nomination was received for the 2012 Local Council Elections, from the sitting councillor Scott Jones. Jones continued to be the councillor of Cymmer without a contest. In the 2017 local council elections, the results were: In July 2018, Councillor Scott Jones resigned the Labour whip, he therefore now sits as an independent. photos of Cymer and surrounding area