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El Bodón

El Bodón is a village and large municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. It is located 100 kilometres from the provincial capital city of Salamanca and has a population of 293 people; the municipality covers an area of 60.74 square kilometres. It lies 701 metres above sea level; the post code is 37520. The tour of the area is described by the English travel writer Richard Ford. During the Peninsular War, the village was the site of the Battle of El Bodón, fought on 25 September 1811 between the French army and Anglo-Portuguese army under Thomas Picton

Wetmore, Kansas

Wetmore is a city in Nemaha County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 368. Wetmore was founded in 1866 by the railroad company, it was named to honor W. T. Wetmore, a vice president of the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad. Wetmore was incorporated in 1882. Wetmore is located at 39°38′4″N 95°48′34″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.39 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 368 people, 140 households, 89 families residing in the city; the population density was 943.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 152 housing units at an average density of 389.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White, 0.3% African American, 1.9% Native American, 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population. There were 140 households of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, 36.4% were non-families.

30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.26. The median age in the city was 31.5 years. 31% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 50.3 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 362 people, 139 households, 97 families residing in the city; the population density was 943.6 people per square mile. There were 156 housing units at an average density of 406.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.90% White, 0.55% Native American, 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28% of the population. There were 139 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.2% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.19. In the city, the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $38,438, the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $31,500 versus $24,375 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,791. About 6.1% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 20.9% of those age 65 or over. Wetmore is served by USD 113 Prairie Hills. Lee E. Geyer, California's 17th congressional district congressman. Zip Zabel, Major League relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. CityWetmore - Directory of Public OfficialsSchoolsUSD 113, local school districtMapsWetmore City Map, KDOT

Bertalan de Némethy

Bertalan de Némethy was a cavalry officer in Hungary and became the show jumping coach for the United States Equestrian Team. He was influential in developing riding and training methods used by show jumpers today. De Némethy began riding as a child in Győr, the son of a governor who controlled three of the nineteen states, he began competing in show jumping in his teens. Due to his uncle's employment as a cavalry officer, de Némethy attended the Ludovica Military Academy, in Budapest, graduated in 1932 with the rank of lieutenant, he entered the cavalry, riding six horses each day at the school, beginning with dressage horses, before having a lesson on the longe without stirrups, riding young horses cross-country. In 1937 he became an instructor. De Némethy's skill as a rider was exceptional, but he lost his opportunity for competition at the Olympics due to the cancellation of the 1940 Games. Instead, de Némethy was sent to train at the German cavalry school in Hanover, the first Hungarian officer to do so.

There he was taught by the likes of Otto Lörke, Fritz Stecken, Bubi Günther. He learned the German system of training horses. World War II forced de Némethy to return to Hungary, but as the Russian Army approached Budapest, he and his fellow cadets decided to flee yet again, this time, they went to Denmark. De Némethy remained in Copenhagen for six years, employed as a riding instructor. In 1952, U. S. Embassy permitted de Némethy to emigrate and he became a citizen in 1958, he moved to Far Hills, New Jersey, began teaching at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Briarcliff Manor, New York. He designed jumping courses for horse shows held in the region. In 1955, on the advice of William Steinkraus and Arthur McCashin, de Némethy was asked by the United States Equestrian Team to become the coach for the jumping team. De Némethy accepted the position, holding it until 1980. During this time he trained famous competitors in the sport, including George H. Morris, Joe Fargis, Frank Chapot, Kathy Kusner, Leslie Burr, Conrad Homfeld, Michael Matz, Melanie Smith, Neal Shapiro, William Steinkraus.

He based his training on dressage work, jumping grids, longeing, all of, published in his classic book The de Némethy Method. While he was their coach, the US Show Jumping Team won the team silver at the 1960 and 1972 Olympics, the 1968 individual gold, the 1972 individual bronze. Additionally, all four riders on the 1984 gold medal-winning team had been trained by de Némethy, his teams won the team gold medal at the Pan American Games in 1959, 1963, 1975, 1979. His teams won 71 out of the 144 Nations Cups in which they competed, as well as the FEI President's Trophy in 1966 and 1968, his riders individually won more than 400 international classes. After coaching the US Team, de Némethy was sought-after as a course designer, he was inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame in 1987

American Bison (Arnold)

American Bison, is a public sculpture by American wire sculptor William E. Arnold, located in Indianapolis, Indiana within White River State Park; the sculpture is a life-sized male bison densely coiled and woven. The figure is facing north and stands on a rough limestone block base, it is located on the west end of the Washington Street Bridge at the entrance to the Indianapolis Zoo. It is 2' 2" in width; the barbed wire bison with the limestone pedestal weighs 17 tons. American Bison is a life-sized bison made of intertwining barbed wire, painted brown; the bison is standing on a jagged limestone base, as if on a cliff ledge. A bronze label on the front of the base reads: THE AMERICAN BISON / SYMBOL OF INB FINANCIAL CORPORATION / WILLIAM E. ARNOLD / SCULPTOR / INB FINE ARTS COLLECTION / 1989 American Bison was created in 1989 and installed outside Indiana National Bank in the 100 North block of Pennsylvania Street, One Indiana Square, in downtown Indianapolis; the sculpture served as INB Financial Corporation's mascot.

In 1993, the bison was relocated to the Indianapolis Zoo after Detroit-based NBD Bancorp acquired Indiana National Bank. The condition of American Bison was assessed in 1993 as part of the Indiana Save Outdoor Sculpture initiative to document public art. In 1993 the sculpture was considered to be well maintained. In 2009, the sculpture was still well maintained, with minor rusting of the metal and chipped paint revealing the metallic wire underneath. There is staining on the base caused by runoff from the barbed wire. William E. Arnold is from Wilkinson, IN, he has had a lifelong love of animals and by the age of 14 had taught himself taxidermy from library books. Arnold has a background as a float sculptor for the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade. In 1983 he began creating wreaths and baskets from grapevines, which he sold at wholesale to local flower shops, he began his work with barbed wire and fence wire when he saw rolls of wire laying in a field at a four-way stop. Arnold said, "I was on the way to pull vines and I saw rolls of wire lying in the pastures and thought it was a buffalo lying in the grass."In 1989 Arnold made Christmas decorations for the Indianapolis Museum of Art, including a 14-foot grapevine tree and 125 feet of grapevine garland.

By 1993 Arnold had opened The Indiana Field Guide Park at his home in Wilkinson, IN. The two acre park included 100 animal sculptures and over one thousand types of plants. North American Plains Animals Save Outdoor Sculpture

Sam Norton-Knight

Sam Norton-Knight is an Australian international rugby union footballer. He was educated on the Gold Coast. Norton-Knight was selected in the under-19 ACT team and subsequently made his provincial debut for the Brumbies against a Fijian side in 2003, he went on to make his Super 12 debut during the 2005 season against the Crusaders. He received a call up to the Australia A squad that year, he signed with the New South Wales Waratahs and made his provincial debut for them in a tour match against a Czech Republic side in Prague, scoring a try on debut for the NSW team. He played against Romanian and Russian teams, he has since been capped 8 times for the Waratahs in Super rugby matches, following the 2007 Super 14 season, he was called up into the Australian squad. In March 2009 it was announced. After only one season in Wales, it was announced in June 2010 that he had joined the Sanyo Wild Knights in Japan. Western Force Player Profile itsrugby.co.uk profile