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SeaTac, Washington

SeaTac is a city in southern King County, United States, an inner-ring suburb of Seattle, Washington. The name SeaTac is a portmanteau of Seattle and Tacoma, is derived from the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport; the city of SeaTac is 10 square miles in area and has a population of 26,909 according to the 2010 census. The city boundaries surround the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, owned and operated by the Port of Seattle; the city includes the communities of Angle Lake, Bow Lake, McMicken Heights and Riverton Heights, which were established before the city's incorporation. Residents voted for incorporation on March 14, 1989, the city incorporated in February 1990; the Highline area, which includes modern-day SeaTac, Burien and Des Moines, was settled by Americans in the mid-1850s. The federal government finished construction of a military road from Fort Steilacoom to Fort Bellingham in 1860, passing through the Highline area to the east of modern-day SeaTac. Local residents voted for incorporation on March 14, 1989, the city incorporated on February 28, 1990.

The original ballot used the name "Sea-Tac", but the incorporation petition to the county government omitted the hyphen. In 2014, Gavin Kelly of The Resolution Foundation wrote that "A generation ago SeaTac was what Americans would call a middle-class town. A jet-fueller or baggage handler could earn a decent living." SeaTac is governed by a city council. The city "has contracted with the King County Sheriff's Office for law enforcement since incorporation in 1990." Deputies assigned to SeaTac wear city uniforms and drive patrol cars marked with the city logo. There are 51 patrol officers and support staff assigned full-time to the city. In January 2014 the SeaTac Fire Department entered a 20-year contract with Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority. SeaTac's three fire stations, Station 45, 46, 47, joined Kent's Station 73 to make up RFA's West Battalion; the Seatac Municipal Court, located in the City Hall, is a court of limited jurisdiction. The judge is authorized by the Revised Code of Washington to preside over civil infractions, traffic infractions, criminal misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor violations, civil orders for protection.

Public Works is responsible for planning, design and maintenance of streets, transportation improvements, surface water utility, solid waste and recycling programs. In 2013, voters in the city narrowly passed a minimum wage of $15 per hour for employees of airport-related businesses, such as hotels, parking lots and car rental agencies. In a appeals court decision, the $15 minimum wage was reversed for employees working on Port of Seattle property within the city limits but still applies to employees of airport-related businesses in the city proper. Union workshops are exempt from the $15 minimum wage. However, the Washington Supreme Court in August 2015 reversed the King County Superior Court ruling, which said that SeaTac did not have authority to set a minimum wage at the airport; the Supreme Court rejected the argument that the wage did not apply because the airport is owned by the Port of Seattle. The Court stated that Proposition 1 can be enforced at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport because there is no indication that it will interfere with airport operations and that federal labor law does not preempt the provision protecting workers from retaliation.

The Riverton Heights Post Office is located in the city. The National Transportation Safety Board operates the Seattle Aviation Field Office in the city; the Federal Bureau of Prisons operates the Federal Detention SeaTac in SeaTac. The city is home to over 900 licensed businesses, they employ nearly 40,000 employees in the city of SeaTac and generate local sales of $3.7 billion. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are headquartered in the city. Four airlines have operations at 18000 Pacific Highway South in the city, including Asiana Airlines, EVA Air, Hainan Airlines, China Airlines. SeaTac's Department of Community and Economic Development was formed in early 2011 to create a one-stop permitting center, increase the level of service and assist in the facilitation of economic development by creating a more cohesive approach to real estate development and job creation; the new department has four divisions: Economic Development, Engineering Review, Building Services. In 2013, the City of SeaTac Proposition No. 1 passed with 50.64% of the vote to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

SeaTac is located at 47°26′29″N 122°17′35″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.21 square miles, of which, 10.03 square miles is land and 0.18 square miles is water. As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $41,202, the median income for a family was $47,630. Males had a median income of $34,396 versus $28,984 for females; the per capita income for the city was $19,717. About 9.8% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.5% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over. The most spoken foreign languages in SeaTac are, in order, Spanish and Punjabi; as of the census of 2010, there were 26,909 people, 9,533 households, 5,913 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,682.9 inhabitants per square mile. There were 10,360 housing units at an average density of 1,032.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 45.9% White, 16.8% African

Frederick, Oklahoma

Frederick is a city and county seat of Tillman County, United States. The population was 3,940 at the 2010 census, it is an agriculture-based community that produces wheat and cattle. Frederick is home to three dairies, a 1400-acre industrial park, Frederick Regional Airport, which includes restored World War II hangars which house the World War II Airborne Demonstration Team. Frederick was visited in April 1905 by U. S. President Theodore Roosevelt. Established in 1901, the Frederick area was among the last of the Oklahoma Territory land to be opened to settlement. What is now Frederick used to be two towns: Hazel. Both towns were established in 1901, when the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache reservation was opened to settlement. In 1902 the towns combined in order to take advantage of the Blackwell and Southern Railroad; the new town was named Frederick, after the son of a railroad executive. Gosnell received the depot, the residents of Hazel moved north to the new town of Frederick; the post office moved from Gosnell to Frederick, for which it was renamed in 1902.

Most of the business district was destroyed by fires in 1904 and 1905. The buildings had been made of wood, were replaced with brick. In the spring of 1905, President Teddy Roosevelt visited Frederick to meet with Jack "Catch-'em-alive" Abernathy, the famed barehanded wolf hunter, introduced the area to tourism and its recreational value. In 1907 the City of Frederick was incorporated, Oklahoma became a state, Frederick was named the seat of Tillman County, the Katy Railroad came to Frederick. By 1915, Frederick had 15 miles of sidewalks and crossings, 75 miles of wide, rolled streets; the first paved streets were laid in 1918. Frederick was a major stop on the Wichita Falls and Northwestern Railway, one of the Frank Kell and Joseph A. Kemp properties which operated from 1906 to 1923 from Wichita Falls to Forgan in the Oklahoma Panhandle; the line was sold to the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. The link to Frederick was abandoned in 1973, when Altus, Oklahoma became the northern terminus of the successor railroad.

The Frederick Army Air Field opened in 1941, training pilots to fly UC-78 light transport aircraft and B-25 bombers. In 1953, the base was turned over to the City of Frederick, is now the Frederick Municipal Airport and Industrial Park. In 1962 a flagpole was erected in Pioneer Park, fulfilling the agreement between Gosnell and the railroad. Frederick is located at 34°23′25″N 99°0′58″W, it is at the junction of U. S. Highway 183 and State Highway 5. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.0 square miles, of which, 5.0 square miles of it is land and 0.20% is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 4,637 people, 1,797 households, 1,211 families residing in the city; the population density was 935.3 people per square mile. There were 2,145 housing units at an average density of 432.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 68.04% White, 11.32% African American, 2.80% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 13.85% from other races, 3.52% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.02% of the population. There were 1,797 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.6% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.12. In the city, the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $22,190, the median income for a family was $28,724. Males had a median income of $22,324 versus $18,033 for females; the per capita income for the city was $13,575. About 19.0% of families and 23.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.9% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over.

Frederick has a City Manager/Council type of government. There are one from each of the wards and one at large position; the current City Manager is Robert Johnston and the Mayor is Eddie Whitworth. Great Plains Technology Center is located in Frederick. Frederick is served by Frederick Public Schools, which include a high school, middle school, elementary school; the public school team name is the Bombers. The Frederick High School 1956 football team won the first state championship with an inter-racial team, in 2007 became the only team inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Template:Dead link= November 2016 The teams were combined of the two high schools in Frederick, Frederick High School and Boyd High School; the Frederick Bombers returned to the state championship 40 years and won the state championships in 1993, 1994. 1995 and 1996. School colors: In the 1950s the school colors were maroon and gray; this was changed in the late 1960s to white. In the late 1980s, the color black was added to the white.

Frederick hosts the annual Oklahoma Cotton Festival in September. The Frederick Public Library funded in 1915 by the Carnegie Foundation, is still in service; the Tillman County Historical Society in the Pioneer Heritage Townsite Center features the old railroad depot and other historic buildings. A life-size statue of Louis and Temple Abernath


Manabeshima is an island in the Seto Inland Sea, part of the municipality of Kasaoka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The island has an area of 1.49 kilometres and is one of the seven inhabited islands of the Kasaoka Islands group. The island's main commercial activity is fishing; the island has come to international prominence due to its location as a film set and as the subject of a graphic narrative "Manabe Shima, Island Japan" by illustrator Florent Chavouet first published in France in 2010. The island is 31 kilometres by boat from the main Japanese island of Honshū; the island has few roads, but in the face of rural depopulation and downward demographic trends, has managed to retain both its elementary and junior high school. The island features a mild year round climate. Kasaoka is the closest ferry port. In 2016, key locations on the island were documented on Google Street View with a backpack mounted camera. Manabeshima was the setting for the 1984 film MacArthur's Children, describing the impact of the United States' occupation of Japan from the perspective of the inhabitants of a small island community.

The film featured the feature film debut of actor Ken Watanabe starring alongside Masako Natsume and Shima Iwashita. Shiraishi Island, a larger inhabited island in the Kasaoka Islands group


CNBC is an American pay television business news channel, owned by NBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable and News, a division of NBCUniversal, with both being owned by Comcast. Headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, the network carries business day coverage of U. S. and international financial markets. CNBC was established on April 17, 1989 as a joint venture between NBC and Cablevision as the Consumer News and Business Channel. Two years in 1991, the network acquired its main competitor, the Financial News Network, a move which expanded both its distribution and its workforce. Cablevision subsequently sold its stake to NBC; as of February 2015, CNBC is available to 93,623,000 pay television households in the United States. In 2007, the network was ranked as the 19th most valuable cable channel in the United States, worth $4 billion. In addition to the domestic U. S. feed, various localized versions of CNBC operate, serving different regions and countries. NBCUniversal is a minority stakeholder, in many of these versions.

CNBC had its beginnings in 1979 as the Satellite Program Network, showing a low-budget mix of old movies and entertainment programs. The channel changed its name to Tempo Television. After signing a letter of intent to acquire Tempo, NBC opted for a deal to lease the channel's transponder in June 1988. On this platform, under the guidance of Tom Rogers, the channel was relaunched on April 17, 1989 as the Consumer News and Business Channel. NBC and Cablevision operated CNBC as a 50-50 joint venture, choosing to headquarter the channel in Fort Lee, New Jersey. CNBC had considerable difficulty getting cable carriage at first, as many providers were skeptical of placing it alongside the longer-established Financial News Network. By the winter of 1990, CNBC was only in 17 million homes – less than half of FNN's potential reach – despite having the muscle of NBC standing behind it; the original financial television concept predates both CNBC and FNN, as several independent TV stations commenced financial programming starting in the late 1960s.

Mr. Inger disengaged operationally after the sale of Channel 68 to Miami-based Wometco. However, around this time, FNN encountered serious financial difficulties. After a protracted bidding war with a Dow Jones-Westinghouse Broadcasting consortium, CNBC acquired FNN for $154.3 million on May 21, 1991 and merged the two operations, hiring around 60 of FNN's 300-strong workforce. The deal increased the distribution of the newly enlarged network to over 40 million homes. Cablevision sold its 50% stake to NBC upon completion of the deal. With the full name "Consumer News and Business Channel" dropped, the network's daytime business programming was branded "CNBC/FNN Daytime," although this was phased out by 1992. Roger Ailes was hired as the new president of CNBC in 1993, tasked by NBC CEO Bob Wright with turning around the struggling network. Under Ailes' leadership from 1993 through 1995, the $400 million network doubled in value, its revenues tripled. In addition, Ailes oversaw the launch of a 1994 spin-off channel from CNBC, called "America's Talking."

Ailes left CNBC and America's Talking in late 1995 when Microsoft and NBC created a joint venture to reprogram America's Talking as MSNBC. CNBC grew during the 1990s, launching Asian and European versions of the channel in 1995 and 1996 respectively. In 1997, CNBC formed a strategic alliance with Dow Jones, including content sharing with Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal and the rebranding of the channel as "a service of NBC Universal and Dow Jones". CNBC's international channels were merged into a 50-50 joint venture with their Dow Jones-owned rivals, London-based EBN and Singapore-based ABN in 1998, while ratings grew on the U. S. channel until the new millennium's dot-com bubble burst in 2000. The new millennium brought changes to the network in 2003, moving its world headquarters from 2200 Fletcher Avenue, Fort Lee to 900 Sylvan Avenue in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, which features digital video production and studios made by PDG Ltd of Beeston and the FX Group of Ocoee, Florida.

NBC Universal reacquired full control of loss-making CNBC Europe and CNBC Asia from Dow Jones at the end of 2005. The licensing agreement between Dow and CNBC U. S. remained intact, however. Today, CNBC provides business news programming on weekdays from 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, while broadcasting talk shows, investigative reports, documentaries and other programs at all other times. A rolling ticker provides real-time updates on share prices on the NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX, as well as market indices, news summaries, weather updates by NBC meteorologists. A rotating top band of the screen rotates provides real-time updates on index and commodity prices from world markets. On October 13, 2014, coincidentally the 11th anniversary of CNBC

The Gelli

The Gelli is a small country house situated between Tallarn Green and Tybroughton in Wrexham County Borough, Wales. It is a Grade II* listed building standing in a prominent position on the edge of a hill; the Gelli was designed by the Chester architect John Douglas and built in 1877 for the Honourables Georgina and Henrietta Kenyon, who were the daughters of the 3rd Baron Kenyon of Gredlington. The house is built in three ranges, each at right angles to each, other forming a zigzag or "domino" shape, it is constructed in brick, with red sandstone and terracotta dressings, with some timber framing in the upper storey. The roofs are tiled and the chimney stacks are brick; the west-facing range entrance range has 2½ storeys with a tower at its south end. The tower has a pyramidal roof with a weather vane incorporating the letter "K"; the upper storey is jettied and timber-framed and its tie beam includes a painted panel inscribed "G and H K 1877". The northeast range projects behind this and has a turret with louvred openings for a pigeon loft.

The third range projects forward at the south end. Internally the fittings and details are described as being "typically Douglas", although they are in pine rather than in his usual oak; the principal feature is staircase. The latter has balusters and newels and it leads by a quarter-turn to an arcaded landing. In its listing, it is described as "a well preserved small country house in the Domestic Revival style characteristic of John Douglas, combining originality of planning and a rich vocabulary of detail in a striking picturesque composition. List of houses and associated buildings by John Douglas

Iraq at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Iraq competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's fourteenth appearance at the Summer Olympic Games since its debut in 1948; the National Olympic Committee of Iraq selected a team of 23 male athletes to compete in six sports at the Games, with the men's football squad staging its Olympic comeback for the first time since 2004. Waheed Abdul-Ridha, Iraq's highest-ranked boxer and world no. 31 in the middleweight division, led the Iraqi team as the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony. Iraq, failed to win its first Olympic medal, since the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, where Abdul Wahid Aziz took the bronze in men's weightlifting. Iraq has entered one boxer to compete in the men's light welterweight division into the Olympic boxing tournament. Waheed Abdul-Ridha had claimed an Olympic spot with a quarterfinal victory at the 2016 AIBA World Qualifying Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan. SummaryKey: A. E. T – After extra time. P – Match decided by penalty-shootout.

Iraq men's football team qualified for the Olympics with a remarkable victory over the host nation Qatar in the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship bronze medal play-off, signifying the nation's Olympic comeback to the sport for the first time since 2004. Team roster The following is the Iraq squad in the men's football tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics; the team of 18 players was named on 14 July. Head coach: Abdul-Ghani Shahad * Over-aged player. Group play Iraq has qualified one judoka for the men's half-middleweight category at the Games, signifying the nation's Olympic return to the sport for the first time since 2004. Hussein Al-Aameri earned a continental quota spot from the Asian region as the highest-ranked Iraqi judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016. Iraq has qualified one boat in the men's single sculls for the Olympics at the 2016 Asia & Oceania Continental Qualification Regatta in Chungju, South Korea. Qualification Legend: FA=Final A.

Meanwhile, an unused women's Olympic spot was added to the Iraqi weightlifting team by IWF, as a response to the vacancy of women's quota places in the individual World Rankings and to the "multiple positive cases" of doping on several nations. The National Olympic Committee of Iraq, chose to keep the women's place vacant, allowing the deadline of allocation to pass without selecting a female weightlifter; the team must allocate these places to individual athletes by June 20, 2016. Iraq at the 2016 Summer Paralympics Iraq at the 2016 Summer Olympics at SR/Olympics