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Rogers, Arkansas

Rogers is a city in Benton County, Arkansas. Located in the Ozarks, it is part of the Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Area, one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country. Rogers was the location of the first Walmart store, whose corporate headquarters is located in neighboring Bentonville. Daisy Outdoor Products, known for its air rifles, has both its headquarters and its Airgun Museum in Rogers; as of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 55,964. In 2017 the estimated population was 66,430; the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Area, more known as Northwest Arkansas, is ranked 109th in terms of population in the United States, with 465,776 inhabitants as of the 2010 U. S. Census. Rogers was named after Captain Charles Warrington Rogers, vice-president and general manager of the St. Louis and San Francisco Railway known as the Frisco; the town was established in 1881, the year. The community was incorporated on June 6, 1881; the number of African Americans living in Rogers is low.

In the early twentieth century Rogers was a sundown town. "Monett, Peirce City, Ark. and several other towns around here have driven the negroes out."In June 2007, BusinessWeek magazine ranked Rogers as 18th in its list of the 25 best affordable suburbs in the American South. And in 2010, CNN Money ranked Rogers #10 on their list of 100 Best Places to Live; the first retail business owned by the Stroud family was a store in Pea Ridge, co-owned by Allen Bryant Stroud and his son Harlan Lafayette Stroud. That business was established prior to 1879 and Allen Stroud served as postmaster at Pea Ridge for a time. In 1884, H. L. Stroud sold his interest in the Stroud store in Pea Ridge and purchased a dry goods store at the corner of First and Walnut Streets in Rogers which he named Stroud's Mercantile. In 1887 he brought in his brother Evan Giesen. In 1891 H. L. Stroud moved his business into a storefront on the north side of the 100 block of Walnut Street. Stroud's continued to prosper, in 1899 H. L. built the brick building at 114–116 West Walnut Street.

Stroud's continued to be the leading retail business in Rogers up into the 1960s, when in 1962 Sam Walton opened the first location of what would become the retail giant Walmart just seven blocks away. Walton's new store combined with the nationwide movement of retail centers from aged downtowns to malls and shopping centers eroded Stroud's customer base, leading the locally beloved retailer to permanently close in 1993 after 109 years in business. In 1912 the city council formed a commission of local businessmen to facilitate the paving of downtown Rogers. Despite the constant complaints of dusty and muddy streets, the enthusiastic support of prominent citizens such as Coin Harvey, bickering over the cost and method of paving delayed the start of the project until July 1924; the downtown area was paved with concrete and overlaid with bricks in rows, changing to a basket weave pattern at the intersections of streets. The work was completed in December 1924, the brick pavement remains today, with renovations done to the streets in 2010.

Rogers is located at 36°19′46″N 94°8′29″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.6 square miles, of which 33.5 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles is water. The climate in this area is characterized by warm, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Rogers has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps; as of 2010 Rogers had a population of 55,964. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 62.0% non-Hispanic white, 1.3% non-Hispanic black, 1.0% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 0.1% non-Hispanics of some other race, 3.0% from two or more races and 31.5% Hispanic or Latino. As of the census of 2000, there were 38,829 people, 14,005 households, 10,209 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,158.0 people per square mile. There were 14,836 housing units at an average density of 442.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 90.75% White, 0.47% Black or African American, 1.05% Native American, 1.43% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 9.43% from other races, 1.80% from two or more races.

19.29 % of the population are Latino of any race. There were 14,005 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.1% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.21. In the city, the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $40,474, the median income for a family was $45,876. Males had a median income of $30,911 versus $22,020 for females; the per capita income for the city was $19,761. About 9.4% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.6% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

In addition to the Rogers Commercial Historic District, Rogers has numerous

Wilmer Angier Jennings

Wilmer Angier Jennings was an African-American printmaker and jeweler. He was hired by the Rhode Island WPA to create wood-engraved prints that explored themes of economic and social hardships experienced by African-Americans. Jennings' work included Southern themes inspired by oral folklore traditions. During his years, Jennings studied jewelry design, which prompted him to develop new methods of jewelry manufacturing. Jennings has a daughter named Corrine Jennings, the director of Kenkeleba House, Inc. in New York City, dedicated to showcasing the work of underrepresented African artists. Kenkeleba House was founded in 1974 by Joe Overstreet and Samuel C. Floyd in addition to Corrine, its name, Kenkeleba, is derived from the healing properties of the Seh-Haw plant grown in West Africa. While attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, Jennings studied under the artist Hale Woodruff who introduced him to the principles of modernism. Under the Graphic Arts Division of the WPA in 1934, they worked together on two notable murals that reflected on the African-American experience: The Negro in Modern American Life: Agriculture and Rural Life, Literature and Art and the second, titled The Dream.

The first of the two was displayed in the David T. Howard School in Atlanta, Georgia while the second was showcased at the School of Social Work at Atlanta University. However, both are destroyed. During that stay in Atlanta, Jennings was able to learn the creative production that contributed to community murals. Woodruff had an unconventional relationship with his students in which he was opposed to the typical teacher role; because of that, Jennings was able to form a personal friendship with Woodruff, who he called by the nickname "Count" as a playful title, rather than calling him Hale. In regards to this relationship, art historian Winifred L. Stoelting, quoted Woodruff saying: "I remember they wanted to call me'Hale' and I was reluctant for them to do that, but Wilmer Jennings always called me'Count,' a kind of a warm title. I always appreciated it because he not only needed but he wanted this kind of relationship that developed between us."Jennings continued to work with Woodruff throughout his early career and was able to exhibit his oil painting Rendezvous, 1942, in the First Atlanta University Annual Exhibiton of Works by Negro Artists, an exhibition, organized by Woodruff.

After graduating from Morehouse College, Jennings moved to New England to attend the Rhode Island School of Design. There, he was hired by the WPA where he was able to create works that represented the economic hardships of African-Americans during the Depression. During this time, he used wood engraving and lino-cut relief processes. Wood engraving uses a dense block for processing and as a result, Jennings was able to create thin lines that displayed subtle detail, his Still 1937 used this technique to create a shadowy quality. Lino-cut, uses a softer linoleum block which cannot be processed in the same way. Jennings’ Statuette, 1937, was able to emphasize contrast by creating free bold lines. Jennings was influenced by his African roots and began incorporating African sculpture into his works. Both Still life, 1937 and Statuette, 1937 include images of an African Fang sculpture in addition to the objects found in Gabon working-class households; this included vases, baskets, metal ashtrays, textiles.

Jennings enjoyed reading and was influenced by the African-American folklore, recorded by Zora Neale Hurston and by the poetry of Sterling Brown. Jennings's wood engraving Just Plain Ornery, 1938, represents the humor associated with folklore by presenting the stubborn mule and mule races. After moving to Providence, Rhode Island in the mid-1930s, Jennings represented the effect of the urban development on the black community in some of his works, his prints included images of ferry boats, oil industry sites, race tracks, the transformation of residential areas. In addition to establishing himself as a printmaker, Jennings supported his family by working as a jewelry designer. From 1943 until his death in 1990, Jennings developed a series of new techniques that benefited the company for which he worked, the Imperial Pearl Company; as a head jewelry designer and chief model maker, Jennings was able to reduce the thickness of castings by casting with rubber molds. And while studying at the University of Rhode Island he was able to teach himself how to cast precious metals using a lost-wax method.

He developed a method to color glass beads using alabaster and crushed colored glass which created a new jade color. His adoption of centrifugal casting as opposed to injection-molded pieces reduced costs. After injuring his right hand in 1957, Jennings began to train himself to draw and paint left-handed, which he continued to do up until the time of his death; the subjects of his work included landscape and social realist scenes of his community. 1851–1990 Exhibition of the Art of the American Negro, Illinois1935 An Art Commentary on Lynching, New York1939 Contemporary Negro Art, Washington D. C1942 First Atlanta University Annual Exhibition of Works by Negro Artists, Georgia1946 Negro Artist Comes of Age, Rhode Island1939 New York World's Fair, Rhode Island1935 Arthur U. Newton Galleries, New York

Saboteur (1985 video game)

Saboteur! is a stealth action-adventure game created by Clive Townsend and published by Durell Software in 1985 for several 8-bit home computer formats. In 2017, Clive Townsend, in association with realtech VR, released an enhanced version of Saboteur! for PC, iOS and Android devices. In 2018, Clive Townsend, in association with publisher SimFabric, announced that the game would be released on November 9, 2018 on Nintendo Switch; the player is set in the role of an anonymous ninja, tasked with getting into a warehouse to steal a floppy disk which has the names of rebel leaders on it. The player must make his way through the complex of rooms to escape; the player has an energy bar, depleted by falling too far, crouching under water or being attacked - if the energy bar is depleted or if time runs out it is game over. It can be replenished by resting if he finds a safe area; the saboteur can crouch, climb ladders and attack enemies by punching and drop-kicking them. He begins with a single shuriken as a weapon and can utilise improvised weapons found in rubbish piles and boxes around the warehouse.

The warehouse contains many security systems the player will need to avoid. These include guards who stand still and will chase and attack the player if they see him or if he makes too much sound; the guards are assisted by automatic gun emplacements. Saboteur! has a difficulty level selection that can be chosen before a game begins. There are several of these and they determine how many guards are on watch, how much time saboteur will have to complete his mission and how easy the route to the disk and helicopter will be. Saboteur! was based on routines and ideas from Clive Townsend's Death Pit, a game, cancelled before development on Saboteur started. The prototype for Death Pit has been made available at World of Spectrum. CRASH noted the sound, the range of movements available, concluded it is "one of the better releases on the Spectrum this year". C+VG said it was "a winner"; the game was voted number 55 in the Your Sinclair Official Top 100 Games of All Time. The game was followed by Saboteur II: Avenging Angel in 1987.

Several developers worked on a third game, none of which were released. Unofficial Saboteur games were created by fans; the official Saboteur! Remake was launched by Clive Townsend in December 2015, contains an extended map and gameplay; the game can be played online, contains the original Spectrum and C64 gameplay and graphics. Saboteur at SpectrumComputing.co.uk

The Man in the Brown Suit

The Man in the Brown Suit is a work of detective fiction by British writer Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by The Bodley Head on 22 August 1924 and in the US by Dodd and Company in the same year. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence and the US edition at $2.00. The character Colonel Race is introduced in this novel. Anne Beddingfeld ready for adventures when one comes her way, she picks up a piece of paper dropped nearby. The message on the paper leads her to South Africa as she fits more pieces of the puzzle together about the death she witnessed, a murder in England the next day, attempts to kill her on the ship en route to Cape Town. Reviews were mixed at publication, as some hoped for another book featuring Poirot, while others liked the writing style and were sure that readers would want to read to the end to learn, the murderer. A review liked the start of the novel, felt that the end did not keep pace with the quality of the start, the reviewer did not like when the story became like a thriller novel.

Nadina, a dancer in Paris, receives a visit from Count Sergius Paulovitch. Both are in an international agent provocateur and criminal. "The Colonel" is retiring, leaving his agents dry. Nadina has a plan to blackmail the Colonel. Anne Beddingfeld is an orphan after the sudden death of her archaeologist father. Longing for adventure, she jumps at the chance. Returning from an unsuccessful job interview, Anne is at Hyde Park Corner tube station when a man falls onto the live track, dying instantly. A doctor examines the man, pronounces him dead, leaves. Anne picks up the note he dropped, which reads "17.1 22 Kilmorden Castle". The inquest of L B Carton brings a verdict of accidental death. Carton carried a house agent's order to view Mill House in Marlow, the next day the newspapers report that a dead woman has been found there, strangled; the house belongs to Sir Eustace Pedler MP. A young man in a brown suit is identified as a suspect, having entered the house soon after the dead woman. Anne realises the examination of the dead man was oddly done, becomes suspicious.

At Mill House, she finds a canister of undeveloped film and she learns that Kilmorden Castle is the name of a sailing ship. She books passage on it. On board the ship, Anne meets Suzanne Blair, Colonel Race, Sir Eustace Pedler. In addition to his secretary, Guy Pagett, Pedler employs Harry Rayburn. Colonel Race recounts the story of the theft of a hundred thousand pounds' worth of diamonds some years before, attributed to the son of a South African gold magnate, John Eardsley, his friend Harry Lucas. John and his friend were arrested and John's father, Sir Laurence, disowned his son; the war started a week later. John Eardsley was killed in his father's huge fortune passed to his next of kin. Lucas was posted as "missing in action"; the two men were not tried for the theft. Race reveals. Anne and Suzanne examine the piece of paper Anne obtained in the Underground station; the paper could refer to cabin 71, Suzanne's cabin booked by a woman who did not appear. Anne connects finding the film roll in Mill House with a film canister containing uncut diamonds, dropped into Suzanne's cabin in the early hours of the 22nd.

They speculate. Anne is attacked. In Cape Town, Anne is lured to a house at Muizenberg. Anne escapes the next morning and returns to Cape Town. There she finds that Harry has gone missing. Pedler offers Anne the role of his secretary on his train trip to Rhodesia. In Bulawayo, Anne receives a note from Harry, she falls into the ravine. A month Anne awakens in a hut on an island in the Zambezi with Harry Rayburn, who rescued her. Anne and Harry fall in love. Harry tells her his side of the story. Harry's island is attacked, but the two escape, Anne returns to Pedler's party, they exchange codes to be used in future communications. Reunited with Suzanne, Anne learns, she receives. Anne instead meets Chichester, alias Miss Pettigrew, she is led to Sir Eustace. Pedler forces Anne to write a note to Harry to lure him to his office. Harry turns up and Pedler is exultant until Anne pulls out a pistol and they capture Pedler. Race turns up with reinforcements and Pedler tries to bluff, but Race lists his crimes and the evidence.

Sir Eustace escapes overnight. Anne is somewhat pleased. Race tells her that Harry is John Eardsley, not Harry Lucas, the heir to a fortune he does not want. Harry has found his happiness with Anne, they marry and live on the island in the Zambezi. Anne receives a letter from Sir Eustace. Anne Beddingfeld: orphaned daughter of Professor Beddingfeld, famous archaeologist. Anita Grünberg: Beautiful woman, alias Nadina the dancer, alias Mrs de Castina, alias Mrs Grey, she was once an agent of "The Colonel", she was murdered in The Mill House. John Eardsley: son of Sir Laurence Eardsley, the South African mining magnate who died a month before Anne is aboard the ship, alias Harry Lucas, alias Harry Rayburn, he fought in the Great War. He and friend Harry found a new source of diamonds in British Guiana in So

Irish Guards GAA

Irish Guards GAA known as Naomh Padraig, is a British gaelic games club based in London, England. They are the representative Gaelic Athletic Association team of the British Army regiment, the Irish Guards and the first British army club in Gaelic football after the lifting of a ban on members of the British military playing Gaelic games, they are affiliated to the London GAA and were founded in 2015. Prior to 2001, the Gaelic Athletic Association had rule 21 in their official rulebook which prohibited members of the British armed forces from being members of the association or playing Gaelic games. In 2001, the GAA voted in favour of removing rule 21 despite five of the six county boards of Northern Ireland voting against it; the removal of the rule meant that British security and police forces were now able to join the GAA. The Police Service of Northern Ireland, following their reconstitution from the Royal Ulster Constabulary, formed PSNI GAA as the first team for British security services, prohibited from playing.

In 2015, the Irish Guards moved their barracks from Hampshire to Hounslow in London. During a tour of Afghanistan, members of the Irish Guards brought GAA jerseys and hurls with them and a suggestion was made about them having their own team. Following their tour, they applied to the London GAA for membership to be able to play in the London Junior Football Championships, they wanted to join so that Fijian born soldiers could play "a strong physical game that would suit them". However membership would be an open club; the case for the Irish Guards GAA was made by County Waterford-born Major Ken Fox in a presentation to the London GAA. When the London GAA voted on permitting the Irish Guards to join the county board, there was a split vote 15–15; the London GAA chairman Noel O'Sullivan used his casting vote to permit the Irish Guards membership. He justified his support for the Irish Guards, stating "I just chose what I believe leads to the betterment of London and to the GAA in general." Following their affiliation, members of the Irish Guards GAA team attended Setanta GFC's kit launch as well as to support their bid for affiliation with a British county board after London GAA had rejected them on proximity grounds.

In January 2016, Granuaile GAA moved a motion at the next London GAA meeting to expel the Irish Guards GAA from the county board. However, the Central Board of the GAA intervened to veto the motion stating that there were no grounds by which a motion in support of a club's affiliation could be rescinded; the Irish Guards GAA was founded in 2015 and played their first match against Tír Chonaill Gaels in March 2016, fielding players from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

4175 Billbaum

4175 Billbaum, provisional designation 1985 GX, is a background asteroid from the central regions of the asteroid belt 9 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 15 April 1985, by American astronomer Edward Bowell at the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory near Flagstaff, Arizona; the uncommon L-type asteroid has a short rotation period of 2.73 hours and was named for American astronomer William A. Baum. Billbaum is a non-family asteroid of the main belt's background population when applying the hierarchical clustering method to its proper orbital elements. Based on osculating Keplerian orbital elements, the asteroid has been classified as a member of the Eunomia family, a prominent family of stony S-type asteroid and the largest one in the intermediate main belt with more than 5,000 members, it orbits the Sun in the central main-belt at a distance of 2.2–3.2 AU once every 4 years and 5 months. Its orbit has an inclination of 14 ° with respect to the ecliptic; the body's observation arc begins with a precovery taken at Palomar Observatory in August 1951 34 years prior to its official discovery observation at Anderson Mesa.

Billbaum has been characterized as an uncommon L-type asteroid by Pan-STARRS survey. In January and February 2011, three rotational lightcurves of Billbaum were obtained from photometric observations by Ralph Megna, Josep Aymami and astronomers at the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory. Analysis of the best-rated lightcurve gave a short rotation period of 2.73 hours and a consolidated brightness amplitude between 0.08 and 0.15 magnitude. According to the survey carried out by the NEOWISE mission of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, Billbaum measures 8.87 kilometers in diameter and its surface has an albedo of 0.27, while the Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link assumes a stony standard albedo of 0.21, derived from 15 Eunomia, the Eunomia family's parent body – and calculates a diameter of 9.60 kilometers based on an absolute magnitude of 12.4. This minor planet was named after American astronomer William A. Baum, on the directorship of the Lowell Observatory's Planetary Research Center.

He worked on the Hubble Space Telescope. The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 28 April 1991. William A. Baum, American Astronomical Society Ralph Megna, homepage Asteroid Lightcurve Database, query form Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Google books Asteroids and comets rotation curves, CdR – Observatoire de Genève, Raoul Behrend Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets - – Minor Planet Center 4175 Billbaum at AstDyS-2, Asteroids—Dynamic Site Ephemeris · Observation prediction · Orbital info · Proper elements · Observational info 4175 Billbaum at the JPL Small-Body Database Close approach · Discovery · Ephemeris · Orbit diagram · Orbital elements · Physical parameters