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Smackover, Arkansas

Smackover is a small city in northern Union County, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population was at 1,865, it had a large oil boom in the 1920s, with production continuing for some time. In 1686, the French settlers called this area "SUMAC COUVERT", which translates to "covered in sumac bushes"; this was transliterated, that is, phonetically Anglicized by the English-speaking settlers of the 19th century and to the name "SMACKOVER." The name Bayou de Chemin Couvert first appeared in an April 5, 1789, letter written by the commandant of Fort Miro to the French territorial governor. Oil was discovered in this area in 1922. Smackover was incorporated in 1923. In the 1920s there was a large-scale oil industry in Smackover; the industry declined here and across southern Arkansas by the 1960s, at a cost of many jobs and major losses to the area economy. The Smackover Oil Field was discovered on April 14, 1922; the J. T. Murphy well drilled by Oil Operators Trust, reached the Upper Cretaceous Nacatoch sand at a depth of 2024 feet, part of the Norphlet dome.

Within a year 1,000 wells had produced 25 million barrels of oil. In October 1922, a lighter oil was produced further west, from the Meakin sand, at depths between 2230 and 2350 feet. Oil was discovered in the Blossom sand at a depth of 2610 feet in March 1923; the Graves sand was exploited for oil at a depth of 2501 feet in January 1925. On 8 May 1936, oil was discovered in the Jurassic Smackover Formation limestone at a depth of 4800 feet by the Phillips Petroleum Company. Oil and gas were produced from the porous Reynolds oolite at a depth of 4897 feet; the city is in northern Union County along Smackover Creek. El Dorado lies about ten miles to the south-southeast along Arkansas Route 7. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.2 square miles, all land. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Smackover has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,005 people, 794 households, 565 families residing in the city. The population density was 471.9 people per square mile. There were 915 housing units at an average density of 215.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 72.57% White, 26.28% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from two or more races. 0.25 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 794 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.8% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.99. In the city, the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $28,807, the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $31,081 versus $19,536 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,461. About 9.1% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.8% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over. Public education for early childhood and secondary school students is provided by the Smackover School District, which includes: Smackover Elementary School, serving prekindergarten through grade 6. Smackover High School, serving grades 7 through 12; the school district's athletic emblem is the Battlin' Buckaroos with black and white as the school colors. The little oil town of Smackover is steeped in pure Americana. A street-mounted antique stop light is located in the center of town and western-style store fronts line Main Street.

It is home to the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources. The Museum depicts the history and culture of Smackover and the surrounding area with an indoor reconstruction of the city's downtown, an Oil Field Park, numerous exhibits illustrating South Arkansas's oil industry. Smackover hosts an annual four-day Oil Town Festival held in June. Longtime college coaching legend Wayne Hardin, a former Smackover resident, was inducted into the NFF College Hall of Fame in 2013; the city has two natives in the College Football Hall of Fame. Wayne Hardin, college football player Nathan Fletcher, California politician Sleepy LaBeef, roots musician Clyde Scott, football player

Rimhak Ree

Rimhak Ree was a Korean Canadian mathematician. He contributed in the field of group theory, most notably with the concept of the Ree group in. Ree received his early education in South Hamgyong, in what is now North Korea, he went onto Keijō Imperial University, where he studied physics, an unusual choice for Koreans at the time. Ree graduated in 1944 with a physics degree. After the surrender of Japan in 1945 and the end of Japanese rule in Korea, Ree returned to his home country and in 1947 took up a teaching position in the mathematics department at Seoul National University as an assistant professor; that year, in Namdaemun Market, Ree found an issue of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, which proposedly was left by an American soldier. On the Bulletin was the paper'Note on power series', in which Max Zorn solved a problem about the convergence of certain power series with complex coefficients. In the paper, Zorn posed a question of whether the same result held for power series with real coefficients.

Ree sent the solution to Max Zorn. When Zorn received Ree's solution, it was sent to the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society to be published in 1949 with the title'On a problem of Max Zorn' and become the first mathematical paper published by a Korean in an international journal. During the Korean War, he fled south to Busan, in 1953 he was awarded a Canadian Scholarship to allow him to study for a Ph. D. degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He completed his dissertation under the title Witt Algebras in 1955, his thesis advisor was Stephen Arthur Jennings. Following the award of his doctorate, Ree was appointed as a lecturer at Montana state university, despite facing several problems regarding his labour permission and nationality. In the summer of 1955 Ree received a grant from the National Research Council of Canada and he worked with Jennings on Lie algebras, his two most renowned papers were written from 1960 to 1961, in which he suggested a Lie type group over a finite field now named after him.

In 1962 after being promoted to an assistant professor in mathematics at University of British Columbia, he was granted an academic year which he spent in Yale. He was elected a member of Royal society of Canada in 1964; when Ree went to extend his visa at the Consulate, his passport was confiscated and he was declared stateless. With considerable difficulty, his passport problems were sorted out and he continued to work at the University of British Columbia. Although, his entrance to South Korea was banned until 1996, when the ban was cancelled celebrating quintessential of the foundation of Korean Mathematical Society. According to his colleagues, Rimhak Ree identified his nationality as “Joseon”, a former name of Korea as well as a current autonym of North Korea. Ree married Chinese-American Rhoda Ree and had three sons, Ronald and Richard and from his previous marriage he had two daughters and Hiran. Ree died on January 2005 in Vancouver, Canada. Ree’s Erdős number is 1. Robert Langlands recalls Ree as “doing his best, but, in retrospect, I do not think he communicated the essence of the subject, nor did he find any of the students promising.”

Ree, Rimhak, "A family of simple groups associated with the simple Lie algebra of type", Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, 66: 508–510, doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1960-10523-X, ISSN 0002-9904, MR 0125155 Ree, Rimhak, "A family of simple groups associated with the simple Lie algebra of type", Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, 67: 115–116, doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1961-10527-2, ISSN 0002-9904, MR 0125155 Carol Tretkoff.

Medusa (Supergirl)

"Medusa" is the eighth episode of the second season from The CW television series Supergirl, which aired on November 28, 2016. The episode features a minor tie-in with the Arrowverse crossover event "Invasion!" Kara, Winn, Alex and Mon-El celebrate Thanksgiving. Alex intends on coming out to Eliza, while Winn debate revealing the truth about Guardian. A mysterious interdimensional portal opens over the table. J'onn intends to discover Cadmus's plan with Kara's blood. Kara visits Lena Luthor to discern what she knows about her mother, Lillian Luthor, Cadmus. Lena alerts Lillian. Hank Henshaw plants a device that unleashes smoke at the bar, which kills all the aliens inside except for Mon-El. Mon-El is placed in isolation and Eliza is brought in to figure out the toxin; the virus consumes Mon-El. Kara determines. Kelex regards Kara as attacks. Eliza affirms her support for Alex coming out. Kara confesses to J'onn her feelings about her father's involvement in Medusa and he divulges that he is turning into a White Martian.

The isotope Cadmus needs to weaponize. Kara and Henshaw battle in the lobby of L-Corp; the police arrive and he injures Maggie Sawyer. J'onn and Winn are not convinced Lena is different than Lillian, so Supergirl tells Lena about her mother being Cadmus' leader. Lena accuses her of continuing Superman's witch hunt against the Luthors. Mon-El tells Kara that Eliza thinks he is dying and he kisses her as she admits that Medusa is her family's fault. Lena gives her the isotope. Winn traces it to National City's port, where Supergirl tries to convince Lena to not release the missile, but Lena launches it. Supergirl races after the missile. In their battle J'onn gains the upper hand; the missile explodes, but has no effect, as Lena rendered the virus inert after double-crossing Lillian. Lillian is arrested but Henshaw escapes. An alien ship is looking for Mon-El and any Daxamites throughout space. Mon-El is cured and Eliza reverse-engineers Medusa to restore J'onn's Green Martian cells. Maggie admits. Barry Allen and Cisco Ramon arrive at Kara's via the portal.

The episode ends with a scene setting up the crossover event "Invasion!" that begins on The Flash season 3 episode 8, continues on Arrow season 5 episode 8 and concludes on Legends of Tomorrow season 2 episode 7. This scene is repeated in the Flash episode of the crossover. Kara/Supergirl appears in all three episodes as a visitor to their universe due to Supergirl being set in a different Earth, referred to as Earth-38 by the inhabitants of the Arrowverse, has been informally referred to as "Earth-CBS" by Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim, named for the network where Supergirl first aired; the episode attracted 721,000 viewers for its British premiere, making it the 4th most watched programme on Sky One for the week. This episode received good reviews. Caroline Siede of The A. V. Club gave the episode a B. Cliff Wheatley of IGN gave the episode an 8.4/10, stating "Supergirl wrapped up the first half of Season 2 on solid footing. This episode avoided the disappointing Guardian subplot in favor of bringing the show's more important plot threats to a temporary conclusion.

Between the enjoyable Kara/Mon-El romance, the conflict with Lillian Luthor and the battles with Hank Henshaw, there was plenty to enjoy in this mid-season finale. Unless, that is, you were tuning in because of the crossover connections." "Medusa" on IMDb "Medusa" at

Hippodamia (mythology)

{{Short description|Hippodamea or Hippodameia ( In Greek mythology, Hippodamea or Hippodameia may refer to these female characters: Hippodamia, daughter of Oenomaus and wife of Pelops. Hippodameia, a.k.a. Briseis, a mythical queen in Asia Minor at the time of the Trojan War Hippodameia, wife of Alcathous and daughter of Anchises. Hippodamia, daughter of Atrax or Butes. Hippodamia, mother of Anthus. Hippodamia, name shared by two of the Danaïdes, daughters of King Danaus of Libya either by the hamadryads, Atlanteia or Phoebe. One of them killed her husband Istrus and the other Diocorystes; these princes were sons of King Aegyptus of an Arabian woman. Either of these two Hippodamia became the mother of Olenus by Zeus. Hippodamia, daughter of Anicetus who consorted with Zeus. Hippodamia, possible name for the mother of Guneus by Ocytus. Hippodamia, an Athenian maiden, one of the would-be sacrificial victims of Minotaur. Hippodamia known as Laodamia or Deidamia, daughter of the hero Bellerophon and Philonoe, daughter of the Lycian king Iobates.

She was said to mothered Sarpedon by the god Zeus

Little Stretton, Leicestershire

Little Stretton is a small village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. The population is included in the civil parish of Burton Overy. Within the parish, to the west of Little Stretton village, lies a deserted medieval village called Stretton Magna. Gartree Road, a Roman Road, runs through the parish, adjacent to both Little and Great Stretton, is the reason for those settlements' names; the church of Little Stretton is the Chapel of Ease, St Clement, Stretton Parva 1220 William de Kibworth 1234 Robert de Diwurne 1238 William Ordiz 1261 Simon de Slybur 1287 Roger de Barneburg 1391 Richard Dollesdon 1534 Thomas Burg 1560 Thomas Tookie 1671 James Rosse 1714 William Wallis 1726 Francis Miles 1733 Thomas Milward 1737 John Vann 1749 William Ludlam 1783 Thomas Rogers 1788 Richard Walker 1826 Thomas Charles Ord 1844 Hugh Palliser de Costobadie 1887 Caleb Eacott 1911 Hubert Woodall Brown 1938 Walter Ricon Davis 1948 John Sydney Lewis David 1951 Frank Allen Cox 1956 Edward Hudspith 1963 Derek Henry Kingham 1973 Albert Edward Kemp 1983 Roger Wakeley 1988 Ashley Frederick Bruce Cheeseman 2010 John Morley 2012 Vacant Green Bicycle Case Stretton Hall, Leicestershire Media related to Little Stretton at Wikimedia Commons Village history Census 2001 Parish Profile from Leicestershire County Council Detailed history of Little Stretton Ordnance Survey mapping of Little Stretton Photographs of the OS grid square for Little Stretton from Geograph Search for designated historic sites and buildings in Little Stretton Account of the Green Bicycle murder at Little Stretton 5 July 1919

Grantwood, New Jersey

Grantwood is an community straddling the boroughs of Cliffside Park and Ridgefield, just south of Fort Lee, in eastern Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. Grantwood Heights Land Company was incorporated on February 1900 by Frank Knox, he bought land in the area, including what would become Palisades Amusement Park. Grantwood was so dubbed in the beginning of the 20th century and takes its name from its location on the Hudson Palisades across the Hudson River from Grant's Tomb in Manhattan, New York City, reached by 130th Street Ferry at Edgewater. Grantwood was an artist's colony established in 1913 by Man Ray and Samuel Halpert and became the artistic center for a collective known as the "Others" group of artists; the colony consisted of a number of clapboard shacks on a bluff. Some names of the streets in this part of Ridgefield Heights — Sketch Place, Studio Road and Art Lane — pay homage to Grantwood's history; the first issue of The Glebe, a literary magazine, was published at the colony in 1913.

In 1915, Alfred Kreymborg launched Others: A Magazine of the New Verse with Skipwith Cannell, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams. Along with works of the founders it published work of Maxwell Bodenheim, Mina Loy, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, among others. Walter Conrad Arensberg was influential in supporting the colony; the history of cinema in the United States can trace its roots to the East Coast where, at one time, Fort Lee, just north of Grantwood, was the motion picture capital of America. The E. K. Lincoln Studio was built in 1915 in Grantwood on Bergen Boulevard and was owned and operated by E. K. Lincoln, both an actor and movie maker. Many in the early film world worked out of this studio and used various spots in the area for location work; the first production was The Fighting Chance. Between 1916 and 1917, the studio was rented by Fox Film. In 1920 the United States Photoplay Corporation used it for the film Determination. In 1923, Peter Jones produced the film How High Is Up?.

According to Film Daily, the first episode of The Leather Pushers with Reginald Denny was filmed there. After World War I many movie makers, including Lincoln, headed out to Hollywood where the climate enable them to film outdoors all year round. After talkies came into being in 1927, the studio continued to be used to make Italian and Polish language films. By the end of the Depression, the studio was no longer for film production; the building burnt down the 1960s. North Hudson County Railway Mount Moriah Cemetery Helicon Home Colony