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State fair

A state fair is an annual competitive and recreational gathering of a U. S. state's population held in late summer or early fall. It is a larger version of a county fair including only exhibits or competitors that have won in their categories at the more-local county fairs. State fairs began in the nineteenth century for the purpose of promoting state agriculture, through competitive exhibitions of livestock and display of farm products; as the U. S. evolved from a predominantly agrarian to an industrial society in the twentieth century, the more service economy of the 21st century, modern state fairs have expanded to include carnival amusement rides and games, display of industrial products, automobile racing, entertainment such as musical concerts. Large fairs can admit more than a million visitors over the course of two; the first U. S. state fair was that of New York, held in 1841 in Syracuse, has been held annually to the present year. The second state fair was in Detroit, which ran from 1849 to 2009.

Events similar to state fairs are held annually in each state capital in Australia, known as royal shows. Australian royal shows are organized by state agricultural and horticultural societies, are described further in the agricultural show article. Notes A few annual exhibitions in the summer in Canada are similar to state fairs in the United States: State and county fairs are famous for a variety of competitions that award ribbons. Awards are given according to the following scale: First place – blue ribbon Second place – red ribbon Third place – white ribbon Fourth place – yellow ribbon Fifth place – green ribbon Sixth place – orange ribbon Seventh place – purple ribbon Eighth place – brown ribbon As of 2019, the largest attendance at a state fair in the USA is in Minnesota attracting 2,126,551 visitors; the largest average per day attendance is at the Minnesota State Fair averaging just under 200,000 people per day. Agricultural show County fair Rodeo Trade fair World's fair

Sarah Stickney Ellis

Sarah Stickney Ellis, born Sarah Stickney known as Sarah Ellis, was a Quaker turned Congregationalist who wrote numerous books about women's roles in society. She argued that it was the religious duty of women, as daughters and mothers, to provide the influence for good that would improve society. Sarah Stickney had been brought up a Quaker, but latterly chose to be an Independent or Congregationalist, as did many of those involved in the London Missionary Society, she shared her future husband's love of writing. A published writer, she was a contributor to The Christian Keepsake and Missionary Annual edited by the widower Rev William Ellis, she and Ellis met at the home of a mutual friend, who held prominent positions in the London Missionary Society, with whom she worked for the missionary cause and to promote their common interest in temperance. The couple married on 23 May 1837, but were unable to take a honeymoon as William's eldest daughter Mary was ill: she died in June and was buried in Bunhill Fields burial ground, next to her mother.

William Ellis had started to become a successful writer on the topography, history and ethnography of Polynesia, since returning from the South Seas. Sarah Ellis gained her own success with books on women's role in society. Well-known works of Sarah Ellis are The Wives of England, The Women of England, The Mothers of England, The Daughters of England, her more directly educational works such as Rawdon House and Education of the Heart: Women's Best Work. Related to her principal literary theme of moral education for women, she established Rawdon House in Hertfordshire. Unusually for the time, the school was non-denominational and included cookery and house management in the curriculum. With few exceptions and girls were educated separately in 19th-century England, the question of how to educate women was a subject of debate, it was common for women, as well as men, to believe that the former should not be educated in the full range of subjects, but should focus on domestic skills. Elizabeth Sandford wrote for women in support of this view, whilst others such as Susanna Corder ran a novel Quaker girls' school at Abney Park instituted by the philanthropist William Allen, which dissented from convention by teaching all the latest sciences as early as the 1820s.

In Education of the Heart: Women's Best Work, Sarah Ellis accepted the importance of intellectual education for women alongside training in domestic duties, but stressed that as women were the earliest educators of the men who predominantly ran and decided upon education in Victorian society, women needed a system of education that developed sound moral character in their offspring. Ellis aimed much of her prescriptive writing in the 1840s and 1850s at the expanding lower middle-class in the suburbs, her readers were women who might be the first in their family to employ a domestic servant, striving to adapt to an domestic role. Understandably, historians have focused on Ellis's education of these women in domestic duties along with appropriate submission to their husbands: in the famous phrase, to "suffer and be still." However, there was another side to her writing. She insisted. In private correspondence she spoke of tensions in her own marriage with William Ellis and of friends who had left their husbands.

After 35 years of marriage, the Ellises died within a week of each other in June 1872. Being of independent mind, she was buried in the countryside near their home, whilst her husband was laid to rest in the Congregationalists' non-denominational Abney Park Cemetery on the outskirts of Victorian London. Judith Flanders: Inside the Victorian Home: a Portrait of Domestic Life in Victorian England. New York: W. W. Norton, 2004 Works by Sarah Stickney Ellis listed at The Online Books Page Sons of the Soil - electronic transcription - Victorian Women's Writer's Project John Rogers Thomas turned her poem "Love's Early Dream" into a popular song

Missa Johnouchi

Missa Johnouchi is a composer, pianist and singer who creates Asian-styled new-age music.. Missa Johnouchi was named UNESCO Artist for Peace in August 2006. Musician, UNESCO Artist for Peace, Ambassadress of the musical relations for the events commemorative of the 1300th anniversary of the Capital of Nara Heijo-Kyo. While being registered at the Academic institute of music of Toho, the theory of musical composition section, she began to compose in the audio-visual area for successful television series, commercials s and the cinema, she studied in France under the direction of the composer Jean-Claude Petit. Since 1988, Missa Johnouchi is accompanied by the Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Paris and the Orchestre National de Paris for the making of her albums. In 1993, she participated t in the international conductors contest of Besançon, her album of Asian original compositions, “Healing music”, was one of the best selling albums in the occidental countries. Among her several performances and the first time she gave a concert based on her own compositions, as a pianist and as a conductor, in the department of Nara, in front of Kofukuji and Higashikondo.

Missa Johnouchi wrote composed and played the music in the opening ceremony of the Flower Festival of Hamanakako, entitled “New elegances of the flowers”, whose production was ensured by a great Master of Japanese poetry, Mannnojo Nomura. At the “World Heritage Torch-Run Concert – Missa Johnouchi”, organized upon the initiative of several countries around the world, the artist plays her own musical compositions on the piano and directs the national orchestras of these countries, she performed in America, Tunisia, Australia, Peru, Macedonia and France for commemorative events. At the Carnegie Hall in New York, 200 families of the victims of the terrorist attack of 11 September were invited to the concert organized for the wish to obtain peace, she performed for the 30th birthday of the Japanese and Australian relations at the Opera house in Sidney, part of UNESCOe list of the world heritage. In 2006, for the first time, a Japanese female composer and conductor was appointed e UNESCO Artist for Peace.

In May 2007, at the “World Heritage Torch-Run Concert for the 35th anniversary of the convention on the protection of the world heritage” in the church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris, Missa Johnouchi played her own music, e directed the Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Paris that accompanied her. Moreover, she composed the music that accompanied the images of the exhibition at the Petit Palais of Paris, entitled “Shôkokuji, Gold Pavilion, Silver Pavilion and Art with Kyoto within the celebration of the 150th birthday of the Japanese and French relations and the 50th birthday of the Paris and Kyoto twin cities”. Elle sort en octobre 2009, l’album « Spiritual Discovery » pour la première fois en coopération avec l’UNESCO. In October 2009, the album « Spiritual Discovery » is released, for the first time in cooperation with UNESCO. Still today, she continues, in her own country and abroad, her function as a UNESCO messenger, as could be seen during the exceptional concert that took place at UNESCO’s Headquarters on 12 November 2009 in Paris or in Tokyo in November 2010 where she gave a charity concert for the children of Afghanistan.

She was the first Japanese female “UNESCO Artist for Peace ” in the section musical composition and conduction, to continue to transmit the message on “ Peace of the heart”, “ conservation of the world heritage”, “ environmental protection”, “ education”. 1. Asian Wind 2. Seasons 3. Marco Polo 4. Song Of Silk Road 5. Blossom 6. Springtime 7. Night Bird 8. Butterfly 9. Twilight 10. Once Upon A Time 11. Asian Wind – 1. Pastoral 2. Espoir 3. In Paradisum 4. Tristesse 5. Tomorrow 6. Solitude 7. Forest 8. Walking On Air 9. Mirage 10. Aprés Midi 11. Glowing Sky 12. Spoons Dance 13. Tristesse 1. Birth 2. Prayers 3. Vicissitudes 4; the Wings Of Spacetime 1. The Last Caravan 2. Shangri-La 3. Road to OASIS 4. Desert Mirage 5. Moon Over The Border 6. Snow Bird 7. Stardust Tapestry 8. Nomads 9. Holy Sunset 10. Prayer 11. Horizon 1. Hoshi no Kioku 2. Maioriru Tenshi 3. Akanegumo 4. Mayonaka no Mail 5. Chikyuugi 6. My Friend 7. Screen Music ni Koishi te 8. Koi no Atokataduke 9. Ieji 10. Umibe no Gogo 11. Je n'aime pas moi 1. Legend Of The Mountain 2.

Dream Land 3. Kurenai 4. Pilgrimage 5. Sea Wind 6. Déjà Vu ~Light in the Void 7. Full Moon Bay 8. Shanghai Twilight 9. Desert Walk 10. Lawrence 11. Silky Sky 12. End Of The Silk Road 1. Kataribe 2. Miyako 3. Streets Of Kyoto 4. Asian Wind – 5. Funauta 6. Shigure 7. Shuufu 8. Springtime 9. Snow Forest 10. Hatsuyuki 11. Déjà Vu ~Light in the Void 12. Sekka 13. Horizon 14. Snow Dance DISC 1 1. Skyward 2. Stardust Island 3. Lake 4. Kazamatsuri 5. Kataribe 6. Exotica 7. Prayer 8. Kotohime 9. Sunset MoonDISC 2 1. Kuge II 2. Eurasia 1. Asian Wind 2. Stardust Tapestry 3. Kataribe 4. Seasons 5. Moon Beach 6. Marco Polo 7. Desert Mirage 8. Pilgrimage 9. Shangri-La 10. Shanghai Twilight 11. Night Bird 12. Kirisamekodo 1. Evening 2. Marco Polo 3. Lake 4. A Song Of The Lilies 5. Asian Wind 6. Road to OASIS 7. Il Pleure dans mon cœur 8. Evening 3. Snow Fores


Creeksea is a village in Essex, England, on the Dengie peninsula on the north side of the River Crouch, one mile west of Burnham on Crouch. It is part of the Maldon district. Royal Air Force fast rescue boats and a Royal Navy motor torpedo boat flotilla operated from Creeksea during World War II. Creeksea Place Manor, a large red brick house built c. 1569 by Sir Arthur Harris stands in the village. Many variations of Creeksea are found in old documents including Cricksea and Crixsey. Established in 1957, Creeksea Sailing Club has launching facilities on the River Crouch; the local public house is the Greyhound. There is a golf course in the village; the local church is All Saints, in the Diocese of Chelmsford. The church was built in the 14th century and rebuilt in 1878. Information and photographs of Creeksea The history of Creeksea

Nicole Malliotakis

Nicole Malliotakis is an American politician who serves in the New York State assembly. A Republican, she represents part of Bay Ridge and East Shore, Staten Island in the New York State Assembly, she is the only Republican woman elected in New York City and the first Hispanic-American to win elected office in Staten Island. She is one of the first two Greek-American women elected to office in New York State, she was the Republican nominee in New York City's 2017 mayoral election against incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio. She is running for Congress for the 2020 Congressional election in the 11th Congressional District of New York. Malliotakis has been endorsed by the Conservative Parties. Born on November 11, 1980 in New York City, Malliotakis grew up in Great Kills, Staten Island, the daughter of immigrant parents, she was raised in the Greek Orthodox faith. She attended New Dorp High School in Staten Island, during her senior year she was elected class president by her peers. Malliotakis received a B.

A. in communications from Seton Hall University and a Master's in Business Administration from Wagner College. Malliotakis worked as a community liaison for both former state Sen. John Marchi and former Gov. George Pataki. Prior to her election, Malliotakis worked on state energy policy as the public affairs manager for the Consolidated Edison Company of New York. In November 2015, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida named Malliotakis as the New York State chair of his 2016 presidential campaign. In 2010, Malliotakis won the election to represent the 60th District in the New York State Assembly, she defeated two-term Democratic incumbent Janele Hyer-Spencer by a margin of 10 percentage points. Upon being elected to the Assembly, Malliotakis became the first Greek-American woman elected to office in New York State, the first Cuban-American woman elected to office in New York State, the first person of Hispanic descent elected from Staten Island; as of January 2018, she was one of only two Republicans from the City of New York serving in the State Assembly, along with Michael Reilly.

Malliotakis is Brooklyn's only Republican lawmaker. In October 2011, she submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of an American Automobile Association lawsuit against the Port Authority in federal court, arguing that recent toll increases were illegal, she brought an Article 78 proceeding in New York State Supreme Court to get the Port Authority to disclose the results of an economic impact study regarding the effect the toll increases had had on business at New York Container Terminal. Malliotakis was re-elected in 2012 with 61% of the vote and again in 2014 with 73% of the vote in both Brooklyn and Staten Island. In 2013, Malliotakis was recognized as a rising star. After Rep. Michael Grimm resigned at the end of 2014, she was mentioned as a top contender for his seat before deciding against a run. Malliotakis has made elder rights a hallmark of her tenure and has fought to keep a senior center in Staten Island from being closed. Malliotakis fought with state Sen. Martin Golden and the Brooklyn City Council to restore bus lines to her district including the x1, x27, B37, S76 and S93 lines.

She held a series of forums with regard to the MTA Payroll Mobility Tax and its alleged negative impact on small businesses, non-profit organizations, private schools. The New York state legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo subsequently enacted significant repeals, she has fought for relief from the September 2011 toll increase on Port Authority bridges, calling for divestment of costly non-essential real estate holdings and highlighting mismanaged contributions to community organizations. During her first year in the Assembly, Malliotakis received numerous awards and recognition, including being named a'rising star' by Capitol News, Home Reporter News, the Hispanic Coalition of New York, the Greek America Foundation, she has been named a'top ranking pro jobs supporter' by The Business Council of New York State. On April 25, 2017, she filed as a candidate for Mayor of New York City in the 2017 mayoral election under the Republican Party, she went on to win the Republican nomination unopposed after businessman Paul Massey dropped out in June over money concerns.

Although Malliotakis did not win the election, she garnered 70% of the vote in her home borough of Staten Island. On November 7, 2017, Malliotakis lost the mayoral election to Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio. Malliotakis voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election and opposes the sanctuary city status, for undocumented immigrants, of New York City, she opposed giving drivers' licenses to undocumented immigrants. She does not support repealing Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion but has voted against taxpayer funded abortions and against the late term abortion bill passed by New York state, she does not identify as pro-life or pro-choice, saying "it's not black or white, I think there's a lot of things that go into a decision of that magnitude.” After opposing same-sex marriage, Malliotakis said she regretted that decision and voted to support adoptions by same-sex parents and to protect estate rights for married same-sex couples. She voted against a bill relating to bathroom rights for transgender people.

She supports reducing bridge tolls. She proposed a plan to limit increases on property taxes; when running for mayor, she argued that these reforms in property taxes would mean the wealthy would pay a fair share while the poorer residents would get tax relief. Malliotakis is single

Glen Helen Amphitheater

The Glen Helen Amphitheater is a 65,000-capacity amphitheater located in the hills of Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, California. It is the largest outdoor music venue in the United States; the orchestra and loge sections seat a combined 10,902 people, the lawn section seats 54,098. It opened in 1993; the amphitheater's concert season ends in November, for the winter season. The amphitheater has played host to many music festivals, including Anger Management Tour, Area Festival, Battle of San Bernardino Festival, Crüe Fest, Crüe Fest 2, Family Values Tour, Gigantour, H. O. R. D. E. Festival, Identity Festival, It's Not Dead Festival, Knotfest, KROQ, LA Invasion Festival, Mayhem Festival, Projekt Revolution, Rock & Roll Blowout Festival, Rock the Bells Festival and Smokeout Music Festival. Tina Turner performed during her What's Love? Tour on September 15, 1993, the show was recorded and was broadcast on Fox, entitled What's Love...? Live. On July 11, 2008, the San Manuel Casino announced that it had acquired a long-term agreement to the naming rights of the amphitheater, thereafter known as the San Manuel Amphitheater.

In January 2017, the San Manuel Indian Casino's naming rights contract expired, the venue is now named the Glen Helen Amphitheater. Beginning in 2019, Garth Brooks has a three-year contract to perform an annual concert at the Glen Helen Amphitheater as part of his Stadium Tour; the last of his three concerts at Glen Helen is slated for 2021. List of contemporary amphitheaters Glen Helen Amphitheater Web Site - Live Nation Glen Helen Amphitheater Seating Chart