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San Juan County, Utah

San Juan County is a county in the southeastern portion of the U. S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 14,746, its county seat is Monticello. The county was named by the Utah State Legislature for the San Juan River, itself named by Spanish explorers. San Juan County borders Arizona and New Mexico at the Four Corners; the Utah Territory authorized creation of San Juan County on February 17, 1880, with territories annexed from Iron and Piute counties. There has been no change in its boundaries since its creation. Monticello was founded in 1887, by 1895 it was large enough to be designated the seat of San Juan County. San Juan County lies at the southeastern corner of the state of Utah, its borders coincide with the borders of the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona with Utah. The convergence point of these borders, Four Corners National Monument, is located at the extreme southeastern corner of the county; the county's terrain slopes to the west and the south, with its highest point, Mount Peale, at 12,726 feet above sea level.

The county has a total area of 7,933 square miles, of which 7,820 square miles is land and 113 square miles is water. It is the largest county by area in Utah; the county's western and southern boundaries lie deep within gorges carved by the Colorado and San Juan Rivers. Tributary canyons, cutting through rock layers of the surrounding deserts, have carved the land up with chasms and plateaus. In the center of the county are Cedar Mesa, Comb Wash, Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments. Canyonlands National Park lies within the county borders; the Eastern side of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area / Lake Powell in in the county. The Blue Mountains and the La Sal Mountains exceed 12,000 feet in elevation. Both ranges are covered in stark contrast to the scenery below; the elevation change within the county is from nearly 13,000 feet in the La Sal Mountains to 3,000 feet at Lake Powell, a difference of about 10,000 feet. The county's towns lie on a north/south axis along U. S. Route 191 and U.

S. Route 163 from La Sal in the north to Monument Valley in the south; the only operating uranium processing plant in the United States is located in the town of Blanding. San Juan County is home to numerous oil and gas fields that produce from the Desert Creek and Ismay Formations. San Juan County is bordered by more counties than any other county in the United States, at 14; as of the 2010 United States Census, there were 14,746 people and 4,505 households in San Juan County. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 50.4% Native American, 45.8% white, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% African American and 2.3% reporting two or more races. 4.4 % of the population was Latino of any race. As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 14,413 people, 4,089 households and 3,234 families in the county; the population density was 1.84/sqmi. There were 5,449 housing units at an average density of 0.70/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 40.77% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 55.69% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.70% from other races, 1.51% from two or more races.

3.75 % of the population were Latino of any race. In the 4,089 households, 47.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.40% were married couples living together, 14.10% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.90% were non-families. 18.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.70% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.46 and the average family size was 4.02. The county population contained 39.30% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 17.10% from 45 to 64, 8.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 99.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $28,137, the median income for a family was $31,673. Males had a median income of $31,497 versus $19,617 for females; the per capita income for the county was $10,229. About 26.90% of families and 31.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.70% of those under age 18 and 35.10% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2017, San Juan County was the poorest county in the state. San Juan County has not supported a Democrat for president since voting for Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936. However, the county is more competitive at the state level due to its high Native American population, which leans Democratic, the comparatively small Mormon population, which leans Republican, as well its economic distress. Notably, the county voted for the Democratic candidates in the 1988 and 2000 gubernatorial elections, both of which Republicans won; the area votes less Republican than the rest of Utah in national elections. In 2004, for example, George W. Bush won 60.02% in San Juan County versus 71.54% in the state as a whole. Federally mandated commissioner districts put many Navajo voters in one district; the San Juan County Board of Commissioners has been majority white for many years. In 2016, a Federal District Court decision found voting districts violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the U. S. Constitution; the county was afraid to redraw district boundaries because they were put in place by a federal judge.

Before this the county used an at-large voting system to elect commissioners In 2018 the first majority-Navajo commission was seated. Two of the new members, Willie Grayeyes and Ken

Moylan Township, Marshall County, Minnesota

Moylan Township is a township in Marshall County, United States. The population was 128 at the 2000 census. Moylan Township was organized in 1902, named for Patrick Moylan, an early settler. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 45.1 square miles, of which 45.1 square miles of it is land and 0.02% is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 128 people, 48 households, 40 families residing in the township; the population density was 2.8 people per square mile. There were 56 housing units at an average density of 1.2/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White. There were 48 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 14.6% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 120.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 121.4 males. The median income for a household in the township was $25,833, the median income for a family was $26,042. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $17,500 for females; the per capita income for the township was $14,990. There were 22.6% of families and 32.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 61.5% of under eighteens and 35.0% of those over 64

MT Vector

Vector was a Philippine oil tanker that collided with the ferry Doña Paz on December 20, 1987 in Tablas Strait, resulting in an estimated death toll of over 4,000 lives. MT Vector was a small motor tanker, built in Manila, Philippines in 1980 as Oil Nic-II, with a tonnage of 629 grt and length of 51.7 m. The tanker was designed to transport petroleum products such as gasoline and diesel. Prior to December 1987 the tanker was acquired by Vector Shipping Inc, owned by Francisco Soriano of Manila. On 19 December 1987 at about 8:00 p.m. Vector left Limay, Bataan en route to Masbate with a crew of 13, loaded with 8,800 barrels of petroleum products shipped by the ship's charterer, Caltex Philippines, now Chevron; the following morning, at about 6:30 a.m. the passenger and cargo ferry Doña Paz left the port of Tacloban headed for Manila with a complement of 59 crew members, including the master and his officers, passengers totaling 1,493 as indicated in the Coast Guard Clearance, though estimated to be over 4,000.

Doña Paz was a passenger and cargo vessel owned and operated by Sulpicio Lines, plying the route of Manila/Tacloban/Catbalogan/Manila/Catbalogan/Tacloban/Manila. At about 10:30 p.m. on 20 December 1987, the two vessels collided in the open sea in the vicinity of Dumali Point in Tablas Strait between Marinduque and Oriental Mindoro. As the two vessels collided, Vector's cargo ignited and caused a fire that spilled into the water and spread to Doña Paz, which sank within hours. Vector sank shortly afterwards. Two of the 13 crew members aboard Vector survived but all 58 crew of Doña Paz died; the official death toll on the ferry is 1,565, although some reports claim that the ferry was overcrowded and that the true death toll is over 4,000. The ships would put the death toll at 4,375 although admitting; the 21 survivors from the ferry had to swim. They were rescued from the burning waters by vessels; the two survivors from Vector's crew said. Vector Shipping was found liable for the crash, while the chartering company, was absolved of responsibility.

In a judgement on 24 July 2008, The Supreme Court of the Philippines absolved Caltex Philippines from any liability in the collision between Doña Paz and Vector. The decision affirmed the Court of Appeals' ruling against Vector Shipping and its owner Francisco Soriano. Vector was ordered to reimburse and indemnify Sulpicio Lines Php 800,000.00. This was the total amount due the Macasa family; the Court ruled that "MT Vector was unseaworthy at the time of the accident and that its negligence was the cause of the collision that led to the sinking of the Sulpicio vessel."A former captain told investigators that the rudder was defective and that it took two men to steer the wheel. An inquiry found that members of the crew of Vector were underqualified and that the vessel's licence had expired; the wreck of Vector was found by RV Petrel on December 19, 2019. She lies straight side up at a depth of 500 meters. Doña Paz was found lying 2200 meters away in the same state. Both wrecks are in good condition.

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Azure Search

Microsoft Azure Search is a component of the Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform providing indexing and querying capabilities for data uploaded to Microsoft servers. The Search as a service framework is intended to provide developers with complex search capabilities for mobile and web development while hiding infrastructure requirements and search algorithm complexities. Azure Search is a recent addition to Microsoft's Infrastructure as a Service approach. In 2008 Microsoft released the Azure platform with a cloud based component code-named project Red Dog; the years leading up to 2013 were spent developing the Azure framework within the scope of a Microsoft environment. In 2013 Microsoft issued a general announcement announcing IaaS and detailing new features of Azure, including the new Azure Search. Azure Search is an API based service that provides REST APIs via protocols such as OData or integrated libraries such as the. NET SDK; the service consists of the creation of data indexes and search requests within the index.

Data to be searched is uploaded into logical containers called indexes. An interface schema is created as part of the logical index container that provides the API hooks used to return search results with additional features integrated into Azure Search. Azure Search provides two different indexing engines: Microsofts own proprietary natural language processing technology or Apache Lucene analyzers; the Microsoft search engine is ostensibly built on Elasticsearch. Azure offers both the platform via web interface and the hardware via virtual servers allocated to Azure accounts for data storage and processing. Azure Search resides within the Microsoft IaaS and PaaS suite as a service, I. E. Search as a Service. A search string can be specified as one of the query parameters to retrieve matching documents. Azure Search supports search strings using simple query syntax. Supported features include logical operators, the suffix operator, query with Lucene query syntax; as an example, white+house will search for documents containing both "white" and "house".

Lucene query syntax provides features similar to simple query syntax for logical operators and wildcard searches while supporting more complicated functions such as proximity search and fuzzy search, Azure Search supports 56 different languages. Each supported language extension is equipped with a text analyzer to account for differing characteristics pertaining to the specific language. Both analyzers backed by Lucene and analyzers backed by Microsofts natural language processing technology are supported; these analyzers provide features such as text segmentation, word normalization, entity recognition when processing text documents. The list of supported languages can be found in the Microsoft Azure Documentation. Type-ahead queries or auto-complete search bars provide potential search terms; the suggestions capability is provided as an optional component specified within an index called a suggester construction. The suggester construction provides information about the list of fields to be considered as content sources for suggestions.

The snippet of text in the search results matching the search query can be highlighted by specifying a set of field names as one of the query parameters for hit highlighting. Faceted Navigation allows users to specify a field to facet in the query parameters passed to Azure Search. Users can drill down or filter search results by using criteria such as categories and brand. There are several parameters providing customization of faceting capabilities such as sort and intervals. For example, if you specify facet=rating, sort:-value The returning results will contains all groups with a rating in descending order by value. Faceted navigation is common in most e-commerce sites such as Amazon. Azure Search supports geo-spatial information; this allows users to explore data based on a specified geographic location. An overview of Geo-spatial support can be found in Azure Search and Geo-spatial Data

Zion's Hill

Zion's Hill known by its former name Hell's Gate, is a town on the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba. Hell's Gate was named "Zion's Hill" after complaints from the church forced the Island's government to change the name. However, "Hell's Gate" is still visiting tourists today. Hell's Gate is home to the Queen of The Holy Rosary Church, a stone structure built in 1962, as well as a community center where visitors can purchase locally made Saba lace and Saba spice, a locally brewed rum drink. Lower Hell's Gate is home to a now-closed sulfur mine. Hell's Gate is the start to the Crispin trail which one can take; the trail takes 2 hours to complete and gives stunning views of Diamond Rock and the Saban coastline. Hell's Gate is about 1,000 feet above sea level, it is the first town one reaches after leaving the Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, the smallest commercial airport in the world. Mount Scenery Media related to Zion's Hill at Wikimedia Commons

Abdu Kiar

Abdu Kiar is an Ethiopian singer. He gained popularity in 2003 with his first album called Merkato Sefere. Abdu Kiar is well-known for mixing his musical melodies to hip-hop-like Ethiopian music. Abdu Kiar was born in Addis Mercato, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 23 June 1976 from his father Kiar Kahssay and his mother Wuba Siraj, he is the youngest of 7 children in the family. After graduating from high school, he joined the express music band in 1997 performing dancehall, hip hop and reggae in local night clubs and coffee houses. In 1998, Abdu went to Saudi Arabia and worked as a salesman in a fashion store in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In 2003, Abdu Kiar joined the Ethiopian music industry. Abdu continued writing new songs and released two more albums: Fikir Bamaregna in 2006 and Minew Shewa in 2009. After taking some time off to finish school, Abdu made a comeback with his fourth studio album entitled Tikur Anbessa; this album, released in October 2015, took two years to complete and is destined to be one of the best creations of Abdu that permeates through all fabrics and value systems of our Ethiopian society in its contemporary status quo.

Abdu contributed a song to support HIV awareness in Ethiopia. Making his world tour in different cities, Abdu Kiar performs his songs to Ethiopians all over the world. Merkato Sefere Fikir Beamargna Minew Shewa Tikur Anbessa http://www.abdukiar.com/,abdu