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Simpson County, Mississippi

Simpson County is a county located in the U. S. state of Mississippi. Its western border is formed by the Pearl River, an important transportation route in the 19th century; as of the 2010 census, the population was 27,503. The county seat is Mendenhall; the county is named for judge Josiah Simpson. Simpson County is part of MS Metropolitan Statistical Area. Spencer Myrick, a politician who has served in both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature, his brother, Bill, a country music figure in Odessa, were born in Simpson County, they were reared in West Carroll Parish in northeastern Louisiana. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 590 square miles, of which 589 square miles is land and 1.3 square miles is water. U. S. Highway 49 Mississippi Highway 13 Mississippi Highway 28 Mississippi Highway 43 Mississippi Highway 149 Rankin County Smith County Covington County Jefferson Davis County Lawrence County Copiah County As of the census of 2000, there were 27,639 people, 10,076 households, 7,385 families residing in the county.

The population density was 47 people per square mile. There were 11,307 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 64.39% White, 34.31% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, 0.56% from two or more races. 1.15 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 10,076 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% were married couples living together, 14.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.70% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.14. In the county, the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years.

For every 100 females, there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.40 males. The median income for a household in the county was $28,343, the median income for a family was $32,797. Males had a median income of $27,197 versus $20,136 for females; the per capita income for the county was $13,344. About 17.50% of families and 21.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.70% of those under age 18 and 21.00% of those age 65 or over. Magee Mendenhall D'Lo Braxton Harrisville Merry Hell Pinola Sanatorium Westville Dry counties National Register of Historic Places listings in Simpson County, Mississippi

Miloli‘i, Hawaii

Miloliʻi is an unincorporated community on the island of Hawaiʻi in the U. S. state of Hawaii, 33 miles south of Kailua-Kona. The village is situated at the seacoast. Miloliʻi is purported to be "the last Hawaiian fishing village" according to a wooden sign in their community center. Without access to power lines or water, each house provides its own electricity and water with solar panels and tanks that collect rain water. On February 5, 1868 a tsunami carried a church, named Hauʻoli Kamanaʻo and swept it away to Miloliʻi; the church remained in good condition and still stands in Miloliʻi today. One little bit of celebrity came to Miloliʻi in 1962 when the village was selected for background scenery in the Elvis Presley movie "Girls! Girls! Girls!" A Hollywood film crew spent several weeks in Miloliʻi, with one house in the village used as the home of the Elvis character in the film. Only a tiny bit of the Miloliʻi footage appeared in the movie, offering just a fleeting glimpse of the village beach early in the film.

The songbird of Miloliʻi resident, Diana Aki, became a successful singer of Hawaiian music. In the late 1970s she recorded a few records, was featured in a documentary and she performed in dinner shows at various resort hotels in Hawaii Kailua-Kona; the unofficial Mayor is Uncle Willy Kaupiko. Miloliʻi was the focus of a UCLA anthropological research project in the mid-1970s; the research was led by UCLA professors Robert Edgerton and Douglas Price-Williams, several graduate students conducted studies along the Kona coast, including Miloliʻi and Hoʻokena. Francis Noel Newton's doctoral dissertation Aloha and Hostility in a Hawaiian-American Community: The Private Reality of a Public Image is a study of village life in Miloliʻi

Ramón Gómez Cornet

Ramón Gómez Cornet was an Argentine painter. He was one of the forerunners of the modern Argentine painting. Ramón Gómez Cornet was the son of Ramon Gomez, former Minister of Interior on Hipólito Yrigoyen's government and National Senator for Santiago del Estero province, Rosario Palacio Achával Cornet. Began his studies at the Normal School in his province to continue them in the Colegio Marista of Lujan passing to the School Charles Magne. Gómez showed his artistic abilities since a young age: in his early twenties he drew portraits of his maternal grandparents, Manuel Cornet Diaz - Deputy for the National Congress in 1882 - and his wife Doña Rosario Palacio Achával, found today in the Historical Museum of Santiago del Estero, he began his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Córdoba, traveled by the main art centers of Europe, where he lived for several years, Africa, gathering experiences that, while tuned his plastic art, enriching his human knowledge. He was influenced by artists like Cezanne and Renoir.

He perfected his art in the Libre Arts workshop of Barcelona, where in 1917 he made his first exhibits with favorable reviews, the Ranson Academy of Paris. After studying at the City of Lights and Barcelona know the works and techniques of early Renaissance masters and contact and the avant-garde, in 1921 Gómez returned to Argentina and exposed in the defunct Galería Chandler of Buenos Aires the first pictures with Cubist and Fauvist influences known in Argentina, having a pioneering role on the new trends that other artists would follow a few years later. Ramón Gómez Cornet served as a diplomat and professor teaching at universities including the National University of Tucumán convened by Lino Enea Spilimbergo, in his private atelier. During his stay in Mendoza he was a professor at the Academía de Bellas Artes, from which emerged internationally renowned artists such as Carlos Alonso and Enrique Sobisch. During his life he made around 1500 works, including oils, pastels and prints. 50 of them are in national and foreign museums.

Ramón Gómez Cornet married Argentina Rotondo, with whom he had two daughters and Adelina. He died in Buenos Aires on April 9, 1964 at 66 years of age

Signs (band)

Signs is an American reggaeton duet from Springfield, Massachusetts. A trio, the group became a duo including Yarimar Huertas and Yalixia Figueroa; the group was originated by member Tarrah & Kiara for a fifth grade talent show. Yarimar's mother, Margie Rosario, set about developing an act based on their singing and dancing, under the name Spring Girls, which included Yarimar, Kiara smith & Tarrah Garvy; the girls performed a medley of songs popular at the time. The girls enjoyed their time together so much that after the talent show the girls decided to cement the band. Margie Rosario became the girls’ manager and decided on keeping the girls unsigned until they turned 18; the girls went through several name changes and line-up changes between 2000 and 2006. The girls settled on the name Signs because the girls all had different astrological signs. In late 2006 the band featured lead singer Yakasty Abreu, Elizabeth Espiritusanto, Syntasia Gray, LaKeya Wilson, Annie Lee & Shannon Johnson; this particular line-up was short lived.

Before this all member changes in the group seemed friendly but disputes between Shannon and the other girls caused the group to temporarily split. Yarimar rejoined with new members Stephanie Rosado and Veronica Colon. Due to her pregnancy, Veronica Colon has left the group and manager Margie has replaced her with 17-year-old Yalixia Figueroa. Syntasia Gray and Stephanie Rosado have left but the girls decided on making the band a duo only. During the years the girls have been together some of them have done some solo endeavors. Yakasty Abreu and Elizabeth Espiritusanto have done several solo performances outside of the band and have stated that "If things don't work out with the girls we can always do our own solo thing." Yarimar Huertas considers her vocal skills to be weak and wouldn’t be a singer on her own. She has however gone into the field of modeling and at one point was a Barbizon model. Syntasia Gray has done solo singing projects. Besides music Syntasia is a published poet. Yalixia Figueroa has stepped into the field of modeling and has done several runway shows.

Between 2005 and 2007 the girls have been in the studio recording songs. When members were changed no song was re-recorded to include new vocals; the list of songs are: The band covers songs from several different female artist including Janet Jackson, Destiny's Child, Brandy and Monica. The only exception to this is when the girls make a female version of male songs or do a dance interlude to them while catching their breath, they have covered Iron Maiden's Run to the hills

Gennady Alferenko

Gennady Alferenko is a Soviet and Russian social innovator. Alferenko is an Honorary Citizen of New Orleans, San Francisco, San Diego, Atlanta and Seattle. Gennady Alferenko studied Geology and Geophysics at the Novosibirsk State University from 1966 through 1973. During this period, in 1970, Alferenko founded Terpsichore, a ballet club, the first local community organization registered as a legal entity in the USSR. Terpsichore organized events with performances of Soviet and world culture stars, such as Galina Ulanova, Maya Plisetskaya, Ekaterina Maximova, Alicia Alonso, Vladimir Vasiliev, Maris Liepa, Mikhail Baryshnikov, he established a network of 450 local foundations to provide financial and legal support to youth initiatives across the Soviet Union. From 1973 through 1985 Gennady Alferenko headed the NSU's oil and gas deposits research team in Eastern Siberia and on Sakhalin island. In 1985, following Alferenko's publication on an idea of a national campaign to facilitate innovators and change-makers, Mikhail Gorbachev pledged his support and invited Gennady to Moscow to set up a national fund promoting social innovations.

Alferenko established the Foundation for Social Inventions at the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, as a readers' voluntary association, to implement initiatives facilitating creation and establishment of an open civil society. The Foundation for Social Inventions established and provided organizational and financial support to over 300 non-governmental organizations using a unique mandate to launch new organizations under its auspices; some of the initiatives that Gennady Alferenko launched with the FSI, were Siberia-Alaska in 1988, Space Flight Europe-America 500 in 1992. Siberia-Alaska was a project to establish a visa-free travel regime for native families in order to reunite Soviet and American Yupik Eskimos in Chukotka, open direct flights between Siberia, Russian Far East and California. Before, those who wished to travel across the Bering Strait had to go round the world. Europe-America 500 was the first private spaceflight, conceived with the aim to promote the use of technology once reserved for military forces.

It was followed by a Russian-American entrepreneur exchange program promoting development of small and medium-sized businesses in Russia. During the course of the program, over 10.000 young unemployed people had been sent for 4-6-week internships in the United States for developing entrepreneurial skills and gaining experience. In 1987, Gennady Alferenko established the US Foundation for Social Innovations, jointly with the FSI of the USSR, launched the first student exchange programs between the USSR and the USA for 100.000 students, organized a meeting of the Vietnam War US veterans and Afghanistan War Soviet veterans to develop mutual support programs and establish joint business ventures, such as manufacturing of prosthetics and wheelchairs. In 1989, Alferenko together with the Esalen Institute organized Boris Yeltsin's first trip to the United States, arranging meetings for Yeltsin with President George H. W. Bush, Vice President Dan Quayle, National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, former President Ronald Reagan, many other leaders in business and government.

The trip covered eleven cities and fulfilled Yeltsin's dreams of seeing the Statue of Liberty and an example of a free enterprise economy. In mid-1990s, Alferenko had developed recommendations for Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov to establish a state-owned company Rosneft. At the time, he had been a founder and president of the club of friends of the Bolshoi Theatre. In 2000, Alferenko organized Ring-2000, a civic initiative to create a National idea bank for the new President of Russia, Vladimir Putin; the main events were held in Russia concert hall in Moscow linked with 33 Internet centers in universities across Russia, were broadcast on national TV. Since 2000, Gennady Alferenko has been a member of board of directors of Standard Bank, a board member of Valery Gergiev Charitable Foundation, strategic advisor to national and international companies such as Gazprombank, Ernst & Young, DLA Piper, PwC. In 2016, he became a member of the board of directors at Hancock Jaffe Laboratories, a U. S. based company developing bioprosthetic medical devices providing treatments for cardiothoracic procedures.

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