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St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

St. Bernard Parish is a parish located in the U. S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,897; the parish seat and largest community is Chalmette. The parish was formed in 1807. St. Bernard Parish is part of the New Orleans -- LA Metropolitan Statistical Area; the parish is located southeast of New Orleans and comprises the Chandeleur Islands and Chandeleur Sound in the east. It has been ranked the fastest-growing county in the United States from 2007 to 2008 by the U. S. Census Bureau, but it is only half as populated as it was in 2005. In 2018, its population was estimated to be 46,721. St. Bernard Parish contains a large community of Spanish descent. Sometimes referred to informally as "Spanish Cajuns", the Isleños are descended from Canary Islanders; this linguistically isolated group developed its own dialect. The Isleños settled along Bayou Terre aux Boeufs, a relict distributary bayou of the Mississippi River. According to Dumont de Montigny, in Louisiana from 1719 to 1738, Terre aux Bœufs was named in that period due to the presence of domestic or feral cattle there, not because of bison.

This settlement was called La Concepción and Nueva Gálvez by Spanish officials, but was called Tierra de Bueyes. Saint Bernard, the patron saint of colonial governor Bernardo de Gálvez, was used in documents to identify the area. St. Bernard Parish is home to the earliest Filipino community in the United States, Saint Malo, Louisiana; the chief historical attraction in St. Bernard Parish is the Chalmette Battlefield, at which the Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815, during the War of 1812. Many street names near the battlefield bear the names of the chief participants, or take a pirate theme, since the pirate Jean Lafitte was considered to be a hero in the battle. A high school elementary and now a middle school, was named in honor of Andrew Jackson, the commanding officer in charge of defending New Orleans against the British invasion. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln mentioned St. Bernard Parish in the Emancipation Proclamation as an area not in rebellion against the Union during the Civil War.

From 1919 to 1969, the parish was ruled as part of the fiefdom of Leander Perez, a local Democratic official in neighboring Plaquemines Parish. In 1868, St. Bernard Parish was home to one of the deadliest massacres in Louisiana history; the St. Bernard Parish massacre occurred during the Reconstruction era, days before the Presidential election of 1868; as black men gained the right to vote, white Democrats of the parish feared losing their majority. Armed groups mobilized to violently silence these emancipated voters to win the election in favor of Democrat Horatio Seymour over Republican Ulysses S. Grant. A Seymour victory meant the end of Reconstruction over the South and the return of Louisiana to home rule. Many freedmen were murdered. Others fled to the cane fields to hide from the perpetrators; the use of violence to suppress Republican votes was successful. Grant only received one vote despite having a Republican majority; the reported number of freedmen killed varies from 35 to 135. During the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, New Orleans city and state leaders used dynamite to breach a levee at Caernarvon, 13 miles below Canal Street, to save the city of New Orleans from flooding.

At the time, it was thought by New Orleans residents that the dynamiting saved the city, but historians now believe that the dynamiting was unnecessary due to major upstream levee breaks that relieved pressure on the New Orleans levees. The levee breach caused flooding and widespread destruction in most of Eastern St. Bernard Parish and parts of Plaquemines Parish. Residents were never adequately compensated for their losses. On August 29, 2005, St. Bernard was devastated by Hurricane Katrina; the storm damaged every structure in the parish. The eye of Katrina passed over the eastern portion of the parish, pushing a 25-foot storm surge into the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet; this surge destroyed. The entire parish was flooded, with most areas left with between 5 and 15 feet of standing water; the water rose and violently, during a period which witnesses reported as no more than fifteen minutes. In many areas, houses were smashed or washed off their foundations by a storm surge higher than the roofs.

For more than two months after the storm, much of the parish remained without proper services, including electricity and sewage. Parish President Henry "Junior" Rodriguez declared all of the parish's homes unlivable. Emergency Communities offered one reason for hope in the first year after Hurricane Katrina. In the parking lot of a destroyed off-track betting parlor, EC built the Made with Love Cafe and Grill, a free kitchen and community center serving 1500 meals per day. Made with Love, housed in a geodesic dome offered food and clothing distribution, supportive volunteers. Upon leaving, EC has offered logistical support for the founding of a new long-term Community Center of St Bernard As of late November 2005, it was estimated that the Parish had some 7,000 full-time residents, with some 20,000 commuting to spend the day working, cleaning up, or salvaging in the parish and spending their nights elsewhere. By mid-December some businesses had returned to the Parish, most notably t

Elk Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Elk Township is a township in Chester County, United States. The population was 1,681 at the 2010 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.2 square miles, all of it land. The Rudolph and Arthur Covered Bridge, Linton Stephens Covered Bridge, Glen Hope Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At the 2010 census, the township was 89.9% non-Hispanic White, 1.6% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 1.4% were two or more races. 5.7 % of the population were of Latino ancestry. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,485 people, 515 households, 410 families living in the township; the population density was 145.2 people per square mile. There were 527 housing units at an average density of 51.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the township was 96.90% White, 0.81% African American, 0.13% Asian, 0.81% from other races, 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.64% of the population.

There were 515 households, out of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.2% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals, 5.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.26. In the township the population was spread out, with 29.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males. The median income for a household in the township was $60,380, the median income for a family was $70,104. Males had a median income of $46,635 versus $30,179 for females; the per capita income for the township was $24,604. About 2.8% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

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Banca Italease

Banca Italease S.p. A. was an Italian finance leasing company, based in Milan. The company formed two subsidiaries Alba Leasing and a "bad bank" in 2009; the shares of Alba Leasing were distributed to the former shareholders of Banca Italease, with Banca Italease and Release S.p. A. became the subsidiary of Banco Popolare instead. Banca Italease was absorbed into Banco Popolare in 2015 as its leasing division; the company was known as Banca Centrale per il Leasing delle Banche Popolari S.p. A., a joint venture of the People's Banks of Italy. In 1996 the company absorbed Istituto Triveneto del Leasing; as at 31 December 2000 the owner were Banca Popolare di Novara, Banca Popolare di Bergamo – Credito Varesino, Banca Popolare di Verona – Banco S. Geminiano e S. Prospero, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Banca Popolare di Lodi, Banca Popolare di Sondrio, Veneto Banca, Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna, Banca di Cividale, Banca Popolare Pugliese and others; the company was a listed company in Borsa Italiana, which Reale Mutua Assicurazioni, BMPS, Cassa di Risparmio di Biella e Vercelli, BPER, BPSO and Banco Popolare Group were the owners on 30 June 2009 with more than 2% stake.

The company became part of Banco Popolare Group since second half of 2009, for 91.225% stake.. Alba Leasing, a subsidiary of Italease that formed in 2009, was owned by two former owner of Italease: BPER, BPSO and Banca Popolare di Milano instead. Banca Italease retained 32.79% stake. Banca Italease was the sub-holding company of Factorit, Itaca Service, Italease Gestione Beni, Italease Network, Mercantile Leasing, Italease Finance, Release S.p. A. at that time. On 29 July 2010 Factorit was acquired by BPSO and BPM for €155.3 million, with the remaining 9.5% stake was retained by Italease. Banco Popolare Group owned 100% stake of Banca Italease at 31 December 2010. In 2011 Itaca Service and Italease Gestione Beni were sold to Accenture and Cerved Information Solutions respectively. Istituto Centrale delle Banche Popolari Italiane Unione Fiduciaria Official website

Mid-America Regional Council

The Mid-America Regional Council serves as the Council of Governments and the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the bistate Kansas City region. MARC encourages cooperation and collaboration on issues that extend beyond the jurisdiction of a single city, county or state; these issues include transportation, child care, emergency services, environmental issues and other regional issues. The Mid-America Regional Council serves the nine county Kansas City metropolitan area, including Cass, Jackson and Ray Counties in Missouri and Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. There are 120 separate city governments within the region. Estimated population of the region in 2005 was 1.8 million people. 600 Broadway, Suite 200Kansas City, Missouri 64105 Official Website Donor Edge Profile of MARC National Association of Regional Councils Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Booster pack

In collectible card games, digital collectible card games and collectible miniature wargames, a booster pack is a sealed package of cards or figurines, designed to add to a player's collection. Booster packs contain a small number of randomly assorted items. Booster packs are the smaller, cheaper counterparts of starter decks, though many expansion sets are sold only as booster packs. While booster packs are cheaper than starter packs, the price per item is higher. Booster packs are priced to serve as good impulse purchases, with prices comparable to a comic book and somewhat lower than those of most magazines, paperback books, similar items. In many games, there is a fixed distribution based on rarity, while others use random assortments; when the distribution is based on rarity, booster packs contain one or two rares, depending on the game, while the remainder are of lesser rarity. Magic: The Gathering In the expansions Legends, The Dark, Arabian Nights, Fallen Empires, Antiquities, cards were sold in 8 card booster packs.

In Limited Edition Alpha and Limited Edition Beta, as well as from Unlimited Edition onward, the cards were sold in 15 cards per booster: 11 commons, 1 rare, 3 uncommons. Starting with the Shards of Alara block, booster packs for both Core Sets and expansions began to contain 1 land, 10 commons, 3 uncommons, either 1 rare or 1 mythic rare, either a tip card or a token. One in every four booster packs contain a foil card, which can be of any rarity, including basic land. Since foil cards replace a common, no matter what the rarity of the foil, it means that there is a chance that a booster pack could contain 2 rares, a rare and a mythic rare, or 2 mythic rares; the presence of a foil card means that there is a chance that there are two of the same card in the booster pack, which would not occur otherwise. Note: Innistrad boosters, first released in September 2011, contain a different proportion of cards due to the introduction of double-faced cards. In Innistrad boosters one of the 10 commons is replaced by a double-sided card.

This double-sided card can be of any rarity and either regular or foil, with the likelihood of a specific card being present depending on its rarity. There is a 3/4 chance that the basic land will be replaced by a checklist. Non-double-sided foil cards may still be present still in 1/4 of the boosters. 6 cards booster: 5 random cards which may be common, rare, or mythic rare. Includes 1 basic land and either a card containing an explanation of a magic the gathering keyword or a token creature card. Booster packs from the Dragon's Maze set, from the Return to Ravnica block, contain 1 rare, 3 uncommons, 10 commons; the Spoils 13 cards per booster: 1 rare, 3 uncommons and 9 commons with each card available as a foil in each set except Seed 2. In Seed 2 there are still 13 cards per booster: 1 rare, 12 commons with the rare being randomly replaced with a foil version about 1 in every 6 packs. Seed 3 will be a fix set; this set will contain 30 cards. The following set will resume randomized booster packs.

Call of Cthulhu Collectible Card Game 11 cards per booster: 1 rare, 3 uncommons and 7 commons. The game switched to non-collectable expansions called Asylum Packs; the Lord of the Rings 11 cards per booster: 1 rare, 3 uncommons, 7 commons. There is a one in seven chance. Star Wars Miniatures 7 figures per booster, split: 4 commons, 2 un-commons and 1 rare or rare. In some sets such as Universe, there will be a guaranteed'Huge' figure, which may take the place of a rare, rare or uncommon. Duel Masters 10 cards per booster: guaranteed to contain rare cards, 2 is possible in a booster. If a booster does contain 2, one will be rare while the other will be rare, or super rare. In the Japanese version, there are only 5 cards per booster pack and there is no guarantee to have rare cards, however, it is possible to get holographic cards of any type. HeroClix Recent sets use 5 figure boosters. A booster contains 2 or 3 commons, 1 or 2 uncommons, 1 rare, but super-rare or chase figures may replace one of the other figures in the box.

Prior to the Avengers set, HeroClix used 4 figure boosters with a much more complicated six-tier rarity scheme, with a few exceptions such as the Fantastic Forces set, which had three figures boosters because of the larger size of many of the pieces, the 1 or 2 figure boosters marketed at retail stores. My Little Pony 12 cards – 8 common, 3 uncommon, 1 rare. Booster packs have a 1/4 of having a common swapped with a'parallel foil' card and a 1/12 chance of having a common swapped with an ultra rare, it seems as if you have some degree of safety in not receiving two of the same rare in a single booster box. No cards with the'Fixed' rarity will be in booster packs, these are only found in the theme/starter decks. Pokémon Originally 11 cards per booster pack – 1 rare card, 3 uncommons, 7 commons. With the release of the E-Series, it became 9 cards per booster – 5 commons, 2 uncommons, 1 reverse

Loyalist College

Loyalist College is an English-language college in Belleville, Canada. Prior to the 1960s, only trade schools co-existed with universities in the province of Ontario at the post-secondary level, most of, established to help veterans reintegrate into society in the post-war years. Loyalist College was founded in 1967 as part of a provincial initiative to create many such institutions to provide career-oriented diploma and certificate courses, as well as continuing education programs to Ontario communities; the name of the college reflects the area's original settlement by United Empire Loyalists. Operated out of a local high school, Loyalist College moved to its present 200-acre campus on Wallbridge-Loyalist Road in 1968; the college operates a satellite campus in Bancroft, Ontario and is associated with First Nations Technical Institute in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory reserve. Loyalist's intercollegiate sports teams use the name "Lancers"; the school colours are scarlet. Men's Volleyball Women's Volleyball Men's Basketball Women's Basketball Men's Rugby Women’s Rugby 7s Women's Soccer Cross-country Loyalist College houses some of its students in the Loyalist College Residence located on the college campus.

The residence contains five buildings and holds 474 students. There are 4 townhouse blocks housing 112 students. Located on the residence grounds is Residence Commons; this building contains laundry facilities, computer access, security office, food station and entertainment area. The entertainment area includes pool ping-pong and television for student use; the College joined Project Hero, a scholarship program cofounded by General Rick Hillier for the families of fallen Canadian Forces members. Former CHFI-FM Morning Host Erin Davis, now Victoria, B. C. Ernie Parsons Former MPP for Prince Edward—Hastings Jamie Schmale MP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock Todd Smith MPP for Bay of Quinte Laurie Scott MPP for Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock The Honourable Chris d'Entremont MP for West Nova and former MLA for Argyle-Barrington Canadian government scientific research organizations Canadian industrial research and development organizations Canadian Interuniversity Sport Canadian university scientific research organizations Higher education in Ontario List of colleges in Ontario Loyalist College website