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Scott County, Iowa

Scott County is a county located in the U. S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 165,224; the county seat is Davenport. Scott County is included in IA-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area; the first American settlement in the area now known as Scott County was Clark's Ferry or Clark's Landing in 1833. Other early towns included the town of Rockingham; the area was surveyed in 1837, the county was established by the Wisconsin territorial legislature in that same year. Scott County is named for General Winfield Scott, the presiding officer at the signing of the peace treaty ending the Black Hawk War. By 1900 the population of the county was 51,500, by 1950 it was over 100,000. Scott County now comprises part of the Quad City region, which includes the cities of Davenport and Bettendorf and Rock Island and East Moline; the present Scott County Courthouse was completed in 1955 and expanded along with the jail in 2007. The old section of the Scott County Jail was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 468 square miles, of which 458 square miles is land and 10 square miles is water. Clinton County Rock Island County, Illinois Muscatine County Cedar County The US Census Bureau estimated Scott County's population at 170,385 in 2013, fourth fastest-growing out of Iowa’s 99 counties after Dallas County, Iowa, a Western suburb of Des Moines, Johnson County, Polk County and followed by Warren County, Iowa being the top five; the 2010 census recorded a population of 165,224 in the county, with a population density of 360.806/sq mi. There were 71,835 housing units; as of the census of 2000, there were 158,668 people, 62,334 households, 41,888 families residing in the county. The population density was 346 people per square mile. There were 65,649 housing units at an average density of 143 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 88.54% White, 6.11% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 1.58% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.64% from other races, 1.80% from two or more races.

4.06 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 62,334 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.80% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04. Age spread: 26.50% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males. The median income for a household in the county was $42,701, the median income for a family was $52,045. Males had a median income of $38,985 versus $25,456 for females; the per capita income for the county was $21,310. About 7.70% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 5.80% of those age 65 or over.

Park View Big Rock Desmond Acres Westdale Rockingham The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Scott County.† county seat For most of its history, Scott County was a Republican county. From 1896 to 1984, it only supported a Democrat for president six times, all of which were national Democratic landslides. In more recent elections, the county has become Democratic in presidential elections like many other midsize urban counties nationwide, with the party's candidates winning the county in every presidential election from 1988 on. However, their margins of victory have not been as wide as in many other counties of similar composition in 2016 when Hillary Clinton only won the county by 1,291 votes. National Register of Historic Places listings in Scott County, Iowa Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Scott County, Iowa Scott County Library System

Baháʼí Faith in Taiwan

The Baháʼí Faith in Taiwan began after the religion entered areas of China and nearby Japan. The first Baháʼís arrived in Taiwan in 1949 and the first of these to have become a Baháʼí was Jerome Chu in 1945 while visiting the United States. By May 1955 there were eighteen Baháʼís in six localities across Taiwan; the first Local Spiritual Assembly in Taiwan was elected in Tainan in 1956. The National Spiritual Assembly was first elected in 1967 when there were local assemblies in Taipei, Tainan and Pingtung. Circa 2006 the Baháʼís showed up in the national census with 13 assemblies; the Baháʼí Faith entered the region of the Far East, in Hong Kong, in the 1870s, during the lifetime of Baháʼu'lláh, the founder of the Baháʼí Faith. While the religion continued to enter other nearby regions to Taiwan — Baháʼís being in Shanghai in 1902, Japan in 1912, Canton in 1949, Macau in 1953, there was no Baháʼí contact with the island until 1949. Between 1895 and 1945, until ending with World War II, Taiwan was under Japanese rule and there was the period of the Chinese Civil War.

Four Baháʼís arrived in Taiwan in 1949 as part of the wave of refugees of Chiang Kai-shek's retreat from the mainland: Jerone Chu, Yan Hsu-chang, Chien Tien-lee, Gellan Wang. The first Baháʼí in Taiwan was Jerome Chu, a newspaper man, who had become a Baháʼí in Washington D. C. in 1945. Chu arrived in Taiwan after a stay in Nanking where an associate, Yuan Hsu-chang, had accepted the religion and came to Taiwan. Major Chien Tien-lee had had a Baháʼí marriage ceremony in Denver, Colorado, U. S. A. and came to Taiwan after a stay in Shanghai. The first American Baháʼí visitors to Taiwan were Dr. David Earl and Lt. Col. John McHenry in 1952, Rafi and Mildred Mottahedeh in 1953. In October of that year Dhikru'llah Khadem visited Taiwan, the first Hand of the Cause — people who achieved a distinguished rank in service to the religion — to do so and at a meeting he held in Chu's home three more people accepted the Baháʼí Faith: these three were Professor Tsao Li-shih, an instructor of architecture at the College of Engineering at the National Taiwan University.

Mr. and Mrs. Suleimani, who were Baháʼís in Shanghai, left that city in 1950, arrived in Taiwan in 1954 at port Keelung where they found there was a community of ten Baháʼís spread among some of the cities of Taiwan: Taipei, Taoyuan and Chiayi. Mrs. Suleimani was from a Baháʼí family from Ashqabad who left in 1923. By May 1955 there were eighteen Baháʼís in six localities across Taiwan; the first Baháʼí Local Spiritual Assembly in Taiwan was elected in Tainan in 1956, noted by Shoghi Effendi head of the religion. The members were Mr. Wang Chi-chang, Mrs. Suleimani, Mr. Pai Chung-chen, Mrs. Ruthy Tu, Mr. Tsao Li-shih. Standing. Dr. Ni Jun-chung, Mr. Chu, Mr. Winston Luk, Mr. Ho Chung-tzu. Mrs. Tu was the first woman citizen of Taiwan to become a Baháʼí and was elected to be a delegate in 1957 to the election of the regional National Spiritual Assembly but was unable to travel. Noted Baháʼí Agnes Alexander visited the island in 1956, after being appointed as a Hand of the Cause, visited the island again in 1958 and 1962.

From 1955 through 1957, petitions by the Baháʼí community were submitted to the Taiwanese government to be recognized as a religion by the government had failed, though permission was given to have a temporary Baháʼí summer school in September 1957. In 1957, the first regional National Assembly election convention of the Baháʼís of North East Asia, held in Tokyo, was convened. In 1958, the second Local Spiritual Assembly of the island was established in Taipei with the arrival of two pioneers and one more citizen convert. By April 1958 the number of Baháʼís in Taiwan had reached twenty-two; the first official use of the Tainan Baháʼí Centre was in 1959. In 1960 the book Baháʼu'lláh and the New Era was revised and reprinted and one copy was given to every Baháʼí in Taiwan. In 1963 Mrs. Tu was able to attend the first Baháʼí World Congress which the year of the first Baháʼí marriage ceremony in Taiwan; the first Baháʼí National Spiritual Assembly of Taiwan was first elected in 1967 — the members of the institution were Mrs. Isabel Dean and Mrs. Ridvaniyyih Suleimani, Mr. Kuo Rong-hui, Mr. Robert Yen, Dr. Sidney Dean, Mr. S.

A. Suleimani, Mr. Tsao Kai-min, Mr. Huang Tsen-min and Mr. Huang Ting-seng. At the time there were local assemblies in Taipei, Tainan and Pingtung. In 1970 the Baháʼí community of the island was recognized by the government. In 1990, the Chief of the indigenous Puyuma Tribe, Mr. Chen Wen-sheng, became a Baháʼí. Since its inception the religion has had involvement in socio-economic development beginning by giving greater freedom to women, promulgating the promotion of female education as a priority concern, that involvement was given practical expression by creating schools, agricultural coops, clinics; the religion entered a new phase of activity when a message of the Universal House of Justice dated 20 October 1983 was released. Baháʼís were urged to seek out ways, compatible with the Baháʼí teachings, in which they could become involved in the social and economic development of the communities in which they lived. Worldwide in 1979 there were 129 recognized Baháʼí socio-economic development projects.

By 1987, the number of recognized development projects had increased to 1482. In more recent years the Baháʼís of Taiwan have participated in a number of local and international activities. By 1995, the B

Phil Robertson

Phil Alexander Robertson is an American professional hunter and reality television star on the popular television series Duck Dynasty. He is featured on the television show Duck Commander, a hunting program on the Outdoor Channel, he attended Louisiana Tech University. He spent several years teaching. Robertson was the subject of controversy after a 2013 interview he did with GQ magazine, where he said that homosexual behavior was sinful; as a result, A&E suspended him from Duck Dynasty. Facing a strong backlash from his supporters, A&E lifted the suspension after nine days. Robertson was born in Louisiana, he was the fifth of seven children of James Robertson. Because of financial setbacks during his childhood, the family lived in rugged conditions, having no electricity, toilet or bathtub; the family went into town to buy groceries, instead lived off of the fruits and vegetables they grew in their garden. In his book, Happy, Robertson recalls that "It was the 1950s when I was a young boy, but we lived like it was the 1850s... but we were always happy, happy no matter the circumstances."Halfway between Vivian and Hosston is Robertson's restored log cabin birth home.

The property is owned by Nathan Hale. As an athlete in high school, Robertson was all-state in football and track, which afforded him the opportunity to attend Louisiana Tech in Ruston on a football scholarship in the late 1960s. At Tech, he played first-string quarterback for the Bulldogs, ahead of Pro Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw, the first overall pick in the 1970 NFL Draft; when he arrived at Tech in 1966, Bradshaw caused a media frenzy on account of his reputation of being a football sensation from nearby Shreveport. Robertson was a year ahead of Bradshaw, was the starter for two seasons in 1966 and 1967, chose not to play in 1968. In his time at Louisiana Tech, Robertson completed 179 of 411 passing attempts for 2,237 yards, he had 34 interceptions. It was thought Robertson had the potential for a pro career, but Robertson was more interested in hunting. Bradshaw once remarked about Robertson's love of hunting, saying "... Phil Robertson, loved hunting more. He'd come to practice directly from the woods, squirrel tails hanging out of his pockets, duck feathers on his clothes.

He was a fine shot, so no one complained too much."When Paul Harvey approached Robertson with a recruitment to play professionally for the Washington Redskins, he declined because football conflicted with his hunting. Additionally, football was only about holding up his scholarship to him, while Bradshaw lived and breathed the sport. Robertson put it this way: "Terry went for the bucks, I chased after the ducks."Robertson received a bachelor's degree in physical education and a master's in education. Robertson spent several years teaching before becoming a commercial fisherman. In the 1970s, his marriage became strained. Robertson was running a bar in 1975; as an avid duck hunter, Robertson was dissatisfied with the condition of duck calls. He began to experiment with making a call, he invented his first Duck Commander call in 1972. He received a patent for this call and the Duck Commander Company was incorporated in 1973. Today, the company of Duck Commander is a multimillion-dollar business, headed by his son, Willie Robertson.

Robertson and his family were portrayed on the A&E reality television series Duck Dynasty, which ran from 2012 to 2017, covered their daily lives within Duck Commander. Robertson was featured in Steve Bannon's film Torchbearer, in which he talks about the absurdity of life without God, using events like The Holocaust to illustrate the point. In October 2017, Robertson joined CRTV as a contributor. On December 18, 2013, A&E announced the indefinite suspension of Robertson from the network following an interview with Drew Magary of GQ; when during the interview for a featured article in GQ's January 2014 issue entitled What the Duck? Robertson was asked what he thought was sinful and responded, "Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men." He paraphrased a Biblical passage from First Corinthians by saying "Don't be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won't inherit the kingdom of God.

Don't deceive yourself. It's not right." Robertson questioned the appeal of same-sex relationships saying that a vagina is more appealing to a man. Robertson said that he does not judge anyone, but leaves that up to God saying, "We just love'em, give'em the good news about Jesus—whether they're homosexuals, terrorists. We let God sort'em out you see what I'm saying?" In response to initial criticisms A&E released a statement from Robertson saying, "I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me". That day the network announced his suspension. After a strong backlash from supporters, including a Facebook page that accumulated 1.5 million likes and statements from political figures condemning the move, A&E lifted the suspension before any episode was affected. In 2015, Robertson made further controversial comments when he was awarded the 2015 Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award. In a half-hour speech to CPAC, Rob

1974 in Sweden

Events from the year 1974 in Sweden Monarch – Carl XVI Gustaf Prime Minister – Olof Palme Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinson are awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. The two laureates were members of the Swedish Academy at the time. 26 May – Lars Frölander, swimmer. 30 July – Josefin Åsberg, film art director. 24 October – Joakim Nätterqvist, actor 19 December – Minna Telde, horse rider. 7 May – Gustaf Dyrsch, horse rider. 29 October – Axel Cadier, Olympic champion in 1936. 1974 in Swedish television

Omkar Das Manikpuri

Omkar Das Manikpuri is an Indian stage and film actor. He is a native of Brindanagarm and has been a member of folk-theatre doyen Habib Tanvir's, Naya Theatre company for several years. Manikpuri made his Hindi film debut as a lead in Aamir Khan productions' Peepli Live in 2010. Manikpuri was born and brought up in a village near Bhilai in the Durg district of Chhattisgarh where he attended school until fifth grade when the death of his father forced him to join a village folk-theatre troupe, Mandali, he shifted to Brindanagar in Bhilai in 1981. Manikpuri started his career at the age of 17, as a performer in the local form of folk theatre called Nacha and joined an itinerant village theatre group. Performing in makeshift and open air stages, he performed as a singer, mimic and a stand-up comic, he joined Naya Theatre, founded by Habib Tanvir in Bhopal. With the Naya Theatre he has performed, in India and abroad, classics such as Agra Bazaar, Charandas Chor, Kamdev ka Apna Basant Ritu ka Sapna and Sadak.

It was during a performance of the popular play Charandas Chor in Bhopal, that he was noticed by Anusha Rizvi and Mahmood Farooqui, the co-directors of the film, which led to him auditioning for the film in Bhopal. In 2010, Manikpuri made his film debut in Bollywood with Aamir Khan productions' Peepli Live, in which he played the lead, he had auditioned for the minor role of Machua, but was given the lead of Natha, till reportedly to be played by Aamir Khan. Manikpuri's upcoming projects include a Chhattisgarhi folk music album. In 2014, he performed in Ebn-E-Batuta, directed by Varun Middha. Beginning in 2015, he played Jagannath in the television series Santoshi Maa. In 2017, he performed in the Rajasthani language film Taawdo The Sunlight, he acted in bollywood film Newton. In 2019, he acted in the Malayalam film Unda alongside Mammootty. Manikpuri's seven-member family lives in Bhilai's Brindanagar area. Omkar Das Manikpuri at Sundance Film Festival Omkar Das Manikpuri on IMDb Interview – Omkar Das Manikpuri

Danielson Ferreira Trindade

Danielson Ferreira Trindade, known as Danielson, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Berço as a central defender. Born in São Paulo, Danielson started his senior career with lowly Grêmio Esportivo Inhumense. In the middle of 2003 he moved to Portugal, playing the following five years with Rio Ave FC. In 2008, Danielson signed with Russian Football Premier League side FC Khimki. However, in the following January transfer window, he returned to Portugal, being loaned to F. C. Paços de Ferreira. Subsequently, he returned to his previous club, was released, re-signed with Paços for one year. Danielson signed with another Portuguese team in June 2010, moving to Madeira's C. D. Nacional. Danielson at ForaDeJogo Danielson at Soccerway