In poetry, a stanza is a grouped set of lines within a poem set off from other stanzas by a blank line or indentation. Stanzas can have regular rhyme and metrical schemes, though stanzas are not required to have either. There are many unique forms of stanzas; some stanzaic forms are simple, such as four-line quatrains. Other forms are more complex, such as the Spenserian stanza. Fixed verse poems, such as sestinas, can be defined by the form of their stanzas; the term stanza is similar to strophe, though strophe sometimes refers to irregular set of lines, as opposed to regular, rhymed stanzas. The stanza in poetry is analogous with the paragraph, seen in prose; the stanza has been known by terms such as batch and stave. Though the term "stanza" is taken from Italian, in the Italian language the word "strofa" is more used. In music, groups of lines are referred to as verses; this short poem by Emily Dickinson has two stanzas of four lines each. This poem by Andrew John Young has three stanzas of six lines each Chisholm, Hugh, ed..

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Said Abdullahi Dani

Said Abdullahi Dani known as Said Deni or Said Dani, is the current president of Puntland. He is from the Darod/Harti/Majeerteen clan, he served as the Minister of Planning of Somalia, having been appointed to the position on 17 January 2014 by Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed. He ran in the 2017 race for Somali presidency. On 17 January 2014, Mohamed was named Somalia's new Minister of Planning by Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, he succeeded Mohamud Hassan Suleiman at the position. In March 2014, Mohamed and a Somali government delegation including President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdirahman Duale Beyle and Minister of Public Works and Reconstruction Nadifo Mohamed Osman made a four-day visit to Tokyo, where they met with Ambassador Tatsushi Terada and other senior Japanese government officials. President Mohamud and his delegation conferred with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss strengthening bilateral relations, as well as capacity training for Somali livestock and agricultural development professionals.

The visit concluded with an announcement by Japanese Prime Minister Abe that his administration would put forth a $40 million funding package for the rehabilitation of Somalia's police forces, relief services, job creation opportunities. Mohamud commended the Japanese government for intensifying its bilateral support, suggested that the development initiatives would be centered on vocational training for youth and women and fisheries training and agricultural infrastructure development, communication and information technology support. In September 2014, the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation published a preliminary population census for Somalia, it is the first such governmental initiative in over two decades. The UNFPA assisted the Ministry in the project, slated to be finalized ahead of the planned plebiscite and local and national elections in 2016. According to Minister of Planning Mohamed and Deputy Prime Minister Ridwan Hirsi Mohamed, the census will facilitate the implementation of Vision 2016 and general development projects in the country.

The Ministry of Planning indicated that the preliminary census data suggests that there are around 12,360,000 residents in the nation, that it plans to conduct a census of Somalian expatriates

Sherrard, Illinois

Sherrard is a village in Mercer County, United States. The population was 640 at the 2010 census. Sherrard is home to the Sherrard Junior / Senior High School, home of the Sherrard Tigers. Sherrard is located at 41°19′6″N 90°30′19″W. According to the 2010 census, Sherrard has a total area of 1.162 square miles, of which 0.93 square miles is land and 0.232 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 694 people, 271 households, 201 families living in the village; the population density was 1,658.2 people per square mile. There were 276 housing units at an average density of 659.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.27% White, 0.14% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.14% from other races, 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.59% of the population. There were 271 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.5% were non-families.

22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.99. In the village, the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males. The median income for a household in the village was $47,171, the median income for a family was $52,604. Males had a median income of $35,455 versus $21,304 for females; the per capita income for the village was $18,967. About 4.6% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over. Don Nelson, NBA Basketball Player for Boston Celtics, NBA basketball coach, University of Iowa Basketball All-American