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Shiloh, DeKalb County, Alabama

Shiloh is a town in DeKalb County, United States. It incorporated in 1962. At the 2010 census the population was 274. Shiloh is located atop Sand Mountain. Shiloh is located west of the center of DeKalb County at 34°27′56″N 85°52′38″W at an elevation of 1,263 feet, it is bordered to the southwest by the town of Fyffe. Alabama State Route 75 passes through Shiloh, connecting Fyffe. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, Shiloh has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 289 people, 116 households, 80 families residing in the town. The population density was 168.5 people per square mile. There were 135 housing units at an average density of 78.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 97.58% White, 1.38% Native American, 0.35% from other races, 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population. There were 116 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.2% were non-families.

25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.00. In the town, the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males. The median income for a household in the town was $34,861, the median income for a family was $36,696. Males had a median income of $29,219 versus $25,893 for females; the per capita income for the town was $28,431. About 4.3% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% under the age of 18 and 15.2% ages 65 or older. Media related to Shiloh, DeKalb County, Alabama at Wikimedia Commons

Mostyn Hanger

Sir Mostyn Hanger was a judge in the Australian state of Queensland, rising to become Chief Justice and Administrator of the state. Hanger was born on 3 January 1908 at Rockhampton to parents Thomas Hanger and Myfanwy Granville-Jones, he was the second of five children. He was educated at Gympie High School. Hanger became captain of the school and dux of the school in 1925, he won a scholarship to attend and study at the University of Queensland where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1929. He obtained a Masters of Law in 1941 from the University of Queensland and lectured in company law at the university, he married Greta Lumley Robertson at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Brisbane on 8 April 1936. Hanger became a flight lieutenant, he served in Merauke in Dutch New Guinea until 2 May 1945. After leaving University, he obtained a position as a clerk in the Supreme Court of Queensland, he was called to the Queensland bar on 21 November 1930, although he did not practice as a barrister until 1932.

Hanger was appointed a Kings Counsel in 1950. He was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 23 July 1953, he was President of the Industrial Court of Queensland between 1962 and 1971. He was appointed senior puisne judge in April 1970 to the Supreme Court, he became Chief Justice of Queensland on 12 May 1971. While Chief Justice, he was Administrator of Queensland between 9 March 1972 and 21 March 1972 and between 20 March 1977 and 21 April 1977, he was appointed deputy governor of Queensland for a time in 1973. He retired in July 1977 after being Chief Justice for seven years, he found that he spent less time in court hearing and deciding cases and more time on administration. He said that this "was work, not to my liking and more and more I found that what had been a pleasure was becoming a chore", he died on 11 August 1980 at the Brisbane suburb of St Lucia. A decision in which he ruled against re-employing forty five men by Mount Isa Mines Ltd led to an unsuccessful attempt to remove him from the Court.

At the time, his wife held shares in the company. The decision was reviewed by the Full Court of the Supreme Court; the Full Court held that Hanger did not need to disqualify himself from hearing the matter as his wife's shareholding was separate, that the shareholding was minor in relation to the number of shares issued by the company. In 1974 he heard the case of Lambert v McIntyre; this case concerned the refusal of a motorist to blow into a breathalyser machine to test whether the motorist had driven after drinking alcohol. The motorist refused to blow and the magistrate which heard the case dismissed it as the motorist refused to blow rather than failing to blow. Hanger discussed the difference on "refusing" and "failing to", he said. One may fail to do something without refusing; the motorist was found guilty of failing to blow. In another notable case, Hanger ruled that "compulsory unionism" clauses in industrial awards could not be ordered by the State Industrial Commission. Hanger was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1973.

Opera Australia award the Sir Mostyn Hanger Opera Scholarship each year in honour of Hanger, Sir Mostyn Hanger Chambers in Southport bear his name. Queensland Supreme Court Library photo of Hanger in Judicial Robes Portrait of Hanger in judicial robes "Sir Mostyn Hanger KBE". Supreme Court of Queensland Library. 2003. Retrieved 13 October 2008

2007 Kentucky gubernatorial election

The 2007 Kentucky gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 2007. In this election, incumbent Republican Governor Ernie Fletcher ran for reelection to a second term, but was defeated by Democratic challenger Steve Beshear. A primary election to determine the Republican and Democratic nominees for governor was held on May 22, 2007, in which Fletcher and Beshear won their respective primaries. Fletcher came under increasing criticism from both parties after his involvement in a state employee hiring controversy, in which Fletcher was accused of illegally hiring civil service employees for their political affiliations and loyalties. An investigation by the Attorney General of Kentucky and a special grand jury led to the indictment of 13 Fletcher administration officials. Fletcher issued a blanket pardon for anyone in his administration, or may have been involved in the scandal. Fletcher himself was indicted by a grand jury for three misdemeanors: conspiracy, official misconduct and political discrimination.

All were related to the merit system investigation. On August 24, 2006, Fletcher reached a deal with the Attorney General's office that led to the dismissal of the charges in exchange for Fletcher's acknowledgment that "the evidence indicates wrongdoing by his administration with regard to personnel actions within the merit system. Further, the governor hereby states that these actions were inappropriate and that he regrets their occurrence and accepts responsibility for them as head of the executive branch of state government." Fletcher's approval rating as of May 11, 2007 was at 38%, putting him among the lowest governors in the nation. Former U. S. Representative Anne Northup, who had lost reelection in 2006, Paducah businessman Billy Harper challenged Fletcher in the Republican primary. Both had worked for Fletcher's 2003 campaign. Despite his troubles, Fletcher was able to fend off the primary challenge, winning a majority of the vote. On the Democratic side, an competitive primary campaign developed.

Louisville businessman Bruce Lunsford spent over five million dollars, most of it being his own money, in the campaign. On May 7, Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathan Miller withdrew from the race and endorsed Steve Beshear. Lunsford, State House Speaker Jody Richards, former Lt. Governor Steve Henry polled ahead of the other candidates. Given the crowded field, many believed a runoff election was between the top two finishers—which polls suggested would be Beshear and Lunsford—if no candidate was able to obtain at least 40% of the vote. Beshear, was able to avoid a runoff with 40.9%. Steve Beshear – former Lt. Governor of Kentucky, 1983–1987. Running mate: State Senator Daniel Mongiardo, 2001–2007. Gatewood Galbraith – Attorney, Legalization of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp AdvocateRunning mate: Mark WiremanSteve Henry – former Lt. Governor of Kentucky, 1995–2003Running Mate: Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator Renee True, 1992-presentOtis Hensley – Private contractor from Wallins Creek, Kentucky who received 3% of the vote in the Democratic primary in 2003.

Running mate: Richard RobbinsBruce Lunsford – prominent Louisville businessman. Running mate: Greg Stumbo, Attorney General of Kentucky 2004–2008. Jody Richards – State Representative, 1975–present. Running mate: John Y. Brown III, Kentucky Secretary of State 1995–2003. Ernie Fletcher – Incumbent Governor of Kentucky, 2003–present. S. Representative for Kentucky's 6th congressional district, 1999–2003. Billy Harper – BusinessmanRunning mate: Dick Wilson. Anne Northup – former U. S. Representative for Kentucky's 3rd congressional district, 1997–2007. Running mate: Jeff Hoover, State Representative 1997–present. Fletcher conceded to Beshear at 9:00 PM on November 6. 2007 United States elections 2007 United States gubernatorial elections State of Kentucky Governors of Kentucky BluegrassReport.org—Kentucky politics blog run during Gov. Fletcher's administration CandidatesSteve Beshear for Governor Ernie Fletcher for Governor InformationKentucky Secretary of State Filing Report Louisville Courier-Journal recap of Democratic primary Louisville Courier-Journal recap of Republican primary Unofficial Election results

Jeremy Horn

Jeremy Graham Horn is an American mixed martial artist competing in the Middleweight division. Although Horn is best known for fighting in smaller American promotions, he has competed in some of the premiere mixed martial arts organizations around the world, including the UFC, WEC, PRIDE, Pancrase, the IFL, King of the Cage, the International Fighting Championships. Horn is the former King of the Cage Light Heavyweight Champion and has competed in the Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight divisions. Horn was born and raised in Omaha and has two half-brothers and Matt Anderson, along with his younger brother Marshall Horn. All of the boys were raised by Ruth. A belligerent child, he began training when he was 12 years old, along with his brother Matt. Before becoming a full-time mixed martial arts fighter, Horn worked in construction, he is known for his durability, with a total of 119 total fights in his career, as well as his grappling skills with 63 of his 91 wins by submission. Horn's early martial arts training was under Robert Bussey's Warrior International founder, Robert Bussey.

Horn earned a RBWI black belt under Bussey in 1992, spent most of his career with the Miletich Fighting Systems team in Iowa. Horn is training in Salt Lake City, Utah with Elite Performance, the team that he created. Horn made his professional debut in early 1996 in a warehouse in Georgia. Horn won the bout in under two minutes via armbar submission, would go on to reach a record of 9-2-3 with eight submission wins before being invited to compete in the UFC. Horn made his UFC debut at UFC 17 on May 15, 1998 against then-UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Frank Shamrock in a fight for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Horn lost via kneebar submission 16:28 into the bout, he fought Jason Godsey in the UFC. Horn made his next appearance for the organization at UFC Brazil five fights against Brazilian Vale Tudo fighter, Ebenezer Fontes Braga. Horn lost the bout via guillotine choke submission 3:27 into the first round. Horn bounced back after the loss, going 9-0-1 in his next 10 fights with two wins in the IFC and the draw being against Keiichiro Yamamiya in Horn's Pancrase debut.

Horn returned to the UFC at UFC 19 to fight future UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and future UFC Hall of Fame inductee, Chuck Liddell. Horn rendered Liddell unconscious with an arm-triangle choke 12:00 into the bout, which would be the only submission loss of Liddell's career. Horn compiled eight more wins to bring his winning-streak to 15 fights, before making another appearance for the UFC at UFC 21 against Daiju Takase in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Horn won the bout via TKO 4:41 into the fight. Horn fought at UFC 22 two fights against Jason Godsey, who had defeated Horn via submission earlier in his career, his 18-fight winning-streak was snapped in his next fight after suffering a loss via majority decision at the hands of Hiromitsu Kanehara in Horn's RINGS debut in Tokyo, Japan. His next loss was against future Pride Heavyweight Champion and future UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion, Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira via unanimous decision. After a split decision loss to Ricardo Arona in RINGS, Horn made his next UFC appearance at UFC 27 against future Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Eugene Jackson and won via armbar submission in the first round.

In RINGS, Horn faced six-time UFC Champion and UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, able to out strike Horn from the clinch and knocked down Horn multiple times, as Horn would end up losing in a unanimous decision. After the loss to Couture, Horn faced Australian Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist, Elvis Sinosic at UFC 30. Sinosic, who held a career record 3-3-1 coming into the fight, defeated Horn with an armbar submission. Two fights after a majority decision loss in a rematch with Ricardo Arona, Horn was invited to compete in the Pride Fighting Championships. Horn made his PRIDE debut against Akira Shoji on December 23, 2001, at Pride 18 in Japan. Horn won the bout against the Japanese veteran via unanimous decision. Horn's next appearance for the Japan-based organization was against Gilbert Yvel at Pride 21 and Horn won via unanimous decision. After his last fight with PRIDE, Horn made his WEC debut at WEC 4 and won via rear-naked choke submission under one minute into the first round. Horn followed this up with wins over Kristof Midoux, Travis Fulton, Chalid Arrab, Homer Moore before fighting for the King of the Cage Light Heavyweight Championship against then-champion, Vernon White, who had won and defended the title four times.

Horn won the bout via unanimous decision, becoming the new King of the Cage Light Heavyweight Champion. Two fights Horn fought in the IFC Light Heavyweight tournament on September 6, 2003, won his first bout of the night via armbar submission before facing future Ultimate Fighter Winner, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, UFC Hall of Famer, Forrest Griffin in a anticipated bout; the two exchanged powerful strikes on the feet and battled on the ground in the first round, continued to grapple through the second round until Horn knocked out the fatigued Griffin with a single head kick. Horn's next fight of the night was for the final against future Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Renato "Babalu" Sobral. Sobral was able to overwhelm Horn from the start of the fight with his strikes and grappling skills as he took down Horn who attempted a triangle choke before Sobral escaped from the position. In the round, Horn took down Sobral, who in turn was able to get back on top of Horn and continue to utilize the ground and pound technique while again Horn came close to executing a successful triangle choke which he held until the end of the round.

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American Near East Refugee Aid

American Near East Refugee Aid is an American 5013 non-governmental organization that provides humanitarian and development aid to the Middle East the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Jordan. Founded in 1968 in the aftermath of the Six-Day War, Anera sought to help the hundreds of thousands of displaced Palestinians by providing emergency relief. While still providing crisis response, Anera now addresses the long-term economic and social needs of Palestinians and Jordanians through its health care and job creation programs. By helping people meet their fundamental needs, Anera understands its work as an essential component to peace in the Middle East and restoring dignity to the people; the largest American NGO operating in the West Bank and Gaza, Anera works with local institutions, such as schools, health facilities, municipalities, grassroots communities, charitable associations to improve the community services they provide. Anera is funded by individual grants from public and private institutions.

Anera has received the highest rating by Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities' fiscal management, meets all twenty of the Better Business Bureau standards for charity accountability. Through its programs that alleviate suffering and reduce poverty—the "beginning and end points on a continuum of human need"—Anera works to help people meet their fundamental necessities. Through both large-scale projects like building reservoirs and smaller projects like installing water tanks on the tops of homes, Anera has many programs that meet people's immediate needs and provide jobs at the same time. Anera has been praised for its transparency and dedication to improving the lives of impoverished communities in the Middle East. In 2011, Anera provided more than $65 million worth of programs to the people of the West Bank, Gaza and Jordan. Anera has delivered emergency relief and medical supplies to communities in the Middle East. Anera has built 177 water cisterns and is building or repairing water networks and pipelines in the West Bank and Gaza.

Anera helps to build new schools, offer after-school programs, train preschool teachers and principals, teach information technology, support music education. During fiscal year 2007, Anera expanded its Gaza-based preschool teacher-training project to provide employment opportunities for skilled women while developing organizational skills, active learning techniques and communications skills among children and increasing parent and community involvement in the educational process. Anera offers community assistance in the form of infrastructure projects and job training programs to help people become entrepreneurs with access to small business loans and job opportunities. During fiscal year 2007, Anera's Emergency Water and Sanitation Project received nearly $4 million in grants from the U. S. Agency for International Development to respond to emergency water and sanitation needs in the West Bank and Gaza, create short-term employment opportunities for impoverished and outlying Palestinian communities.

Anera's sponsors children between the ages of 4 and 17 to receive an education in one of seven schools in Lebanon, Gaza or the West Bank. Students who participate in the scholarship program are orphans, come from impoverished households or are in need of physical and rehabilitative support, might not otherwise have opportunities to receive a regular education. In February 2008, Anera partnered with the United States Agency for International Development in a project to install an internal water network in the village of Sarra in the West Bank. According to the USAID press release, the project "will ensure access to a reliable water supply... funded by USAID and implemented by Anera. The total cost of the project is $255,000 and is anticipated to generate 1,800 days of employment." Official Website

List of The Young and the Restless characters (2013)

The Young and the Restless is an American television soap opera. It was first broadcast on March 26, 1973, airs on CBS; the following is a list of characters that first appeared on the soap opera in 2013, by order of first appearance. All characters through October are introduced by executive producer Jill Farren Phelps and head writer Josh Griffith. Adriana Stone, portrayed by Jhoanna Flores, made her first appearance on January 7, 2013; the news of her casting was confirmed in December 2012 by co-star Robert Adamson, who portrays Noah Newman, on Twitter. He welcomed her to the soap opera, but she’s doing a great job." CBS Soaps In Depth announced that Flores would portray Noah's ex-girlfriend, Adriana. Soap Opera Network's Errol Lewis reported that Flores "has joined the cast in an as yet to be determined role." Flores described her character in an interview, saying "she's bad news" and a "feisty seductress who has her own ideas about what is legal and what isn't." According to the actress, "'s fun to play and I think her relationship with Noah will excite the viewers."

In April 2013, within four months of joining the cast, it was announced that Flores had been let go, had made her last appearance on April 9. A spokesperson from the soap opera confirmed. Adriana showed up at Noah's doorstep and threw herself at him, despite the fact that she had cheated on him for someone else. However, she made, she learned. Alex Chavez, a New York detective, hassling Noah with questions about Adriana and the stolen money for months, finds Adriana at the Genoa City Athletic Club and confronts her, she denies knowing anything about the money. In reality, Chloe Mitchell and Kevin Fisher had stolen the stolen money from Noah's house. Alex and Adriana are revealed to be siblings. After the stolen money mishap is resolved, Adriana is hired by Katherine Chancellor as her personal assistant and restarts her relationship with Noah. However, Jill Abbott Fenmore believes Adriana is scamming Katherine, accuses her of stealing a piece of her jewelry; as a result, Adriana quits working for Katherine.

She and Noah begin to discuss moving in together. Alex mentions that Adriana is known to run away from serious relationships. Marcus Wheeler, portrayed by Mark Pinter, first appeared on January 10, 2013. Marcus, penned as "a powerful and sophisticated congressman who will go to any lengths to protect his image and career" and "another ruthless politico", would get into business with rivaling business tycoons Jack Abbott and Victor Newman. Pinter was famed for portraying "slimy senator-turned-mayor" Grant Harrison on the soap opera Another World. Pinter, described by On-Air On-Soaps as playing "slimy bad guy so good that you want to throw something at the TV set", began taping scenes for the soap opera on December 6, 2012. Jillian Bowe of Zap2it called the casting "juicy" and confirmed that Pinter would remain on the show beyond February sweeps. Jill Farren Phelps, executive producer of the soap opera, was responsible for Pinter's hiring on both Another World and General Hospital, it was announced that Pinter had finished his four-month stint as the character, with his last airdate scheduled for April 12, 2013.

Speaking of Phelps hiring him Pinter told Soap Opera Digest that "You get jobs because of where you've been and if you're a director or producer, you want to work with people you've worked with before. I'm appreciative of Jill. She's a woman who has a great allegiance to people and I don't know anybody who has worked with Jill who doesn't have great allegiance to her as well."In January 2013, Jack Abbott wakes up in his mansion to find a woman named Stephanie Gayle dead in his living room. His colleague Adam Newman helps him realize that Stephanie, a hooker, was hired by Victor Newman to be with Jack so that she would be seen walking out of his house. Victor was scheming to get back Newman Enterprises, which Jack took over. Adam disposes of the body, Victor investigates and finds out that Stephanie is Stephanie Wheeler, daughter of Senator Marcus Wheeler. Stephanie died due to overdosing on pills. Victor becomes concerned, as Marcus is a powerful man. Wheeler is revealed to have had an affair with Belinda Rogan, the mother of Leslie and Tyler Michaelson, believed to be murdered by her husband, Gus, as he was convicted for the crime.

Victor kept looking to Wheeler's affairs and when he refused to stop, he hired an assassin named Bob to plant a bomb at the Newman ranch while Victor was remarrying Nikki Newman. The bomb was defused but Adam was shot, leading Victor to much suspicion that Wheeler was behind the incident. Afterward, evidence surfaced that Wheeler was in fact the one who murdered Belinda and Gus was set free. Wheeler made bail, but Bob turned on his employer and revealed that Wheeler was the one who hired him to bomb the Newman ranch, he was sent to prison. Gus Rogan, portrayed by veteran actor Tony Todd, made his first appearance on March 15, 2013. Todd had confirmed his casting in an interview on February 27. Gus is the estranged father of Tyler Michaelson; the casting news went unnoticed until Jillian Bowe of Zap2it linked Todd's interview w