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Summers County, West Virginia

Summers County is a county located in the U. S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,927, its county seat is Hinton. The county was created by an act of the West Virginia Legislature on February 27, 1871 from parts of Fayette, Greenbrier and Monroe counties and named in honor of George W. Summers. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 368 square miles, of which 360 square miles is land and 7.3 square miles is water. After gaining independence from Virginia in 1863, West Virginia's counties were divided into civil townships, with the intention of encouraging local government; this proved impractical in the rural state, in 1872 the townships were converted into magisterial districts. Summers County was divided into five townships: Forest Hill, Green Sulphur, Jumping Branch, Pipestem. Forest Hill consisted of territory received from Monroe County, where it had been part of a township of the same name. Greenbrier was formed from territory, part of Monroe County.

Green Sulphur was formed from territory received from Fayette and Greenbrier Counties, while Jumping Branch and Pipestem consisted of land received from Mercer County. As the second-last of West Virginia's counties to be created, Summers County had townships for only a year before they were converted into magisterial districts. In 1879, Talcott District was organized from part of Greenbrier; the six historical districts remained unchanged for the next century, until in the 1970s they were consolidated into three new magisterial districts: Bluestone River, Greenbrier River, New River. Interstate 64 West Virginia Route 3 West Virginia Route 12 West Virginia Route 20 West Virginia Route 107 Greenbrier County Monroe County Mercer County Raleigh County Fayette County Giles County, Virginia Bluestone National Scenic River New River Gorge National River As of the census of 2000, there were 12,999 people, 5,530 households, 3,754 families residing in the county; the population density was 36 people per square mile.

There were 7,331 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 96.57% White, 2.15% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, 0.79% from two or more races. 0.55 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 5,530 households out of which 25.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.10% were non-families. 29.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.84. In the county, the population was spread out with 20.50% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 27.30% from 45 to 64, 19.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $21,147, the median income for a family was $27,251. Males had a median income of $27,485 versus $18,491 for females; the per capita income for the county was $12,419. 24.40% of the population and 20.30% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 34.30% of those under the age of 18 and 14.50% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 13,927 people, 5,572 households, 3,632 families living in the county; the population density was 38.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 7,680 housing units at an average density of 21.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 93.0% white, 4.8% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 20.2% were Irish, 18.2% were German, 17.1% were English, 10.2% were American.

Of the 5,572 households, 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.8% were non-families, 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.79. The median age was 45.7 years. The median income for a household in the county was $27,720 and the median income for a family was $39,235. Males had a median income of $27,382 versus $25,011 for females; the per capita income for the county was $15,190. About 15.6% of families and 21.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.4% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over. Like most of secessionist Southern West Virginia, Summers County was powerfully Democratic for the century-and-a-third following West Virginia statehood, it voted Republican only in the landslide wins of 1920, 1928, 1972 and 1984. Like all of West Virginia there has been since 2000 a dramatic swing towards the Republican Party due to declining unionization and differences with the Democratic Party’s liberal views on social issues.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons Federal Prison Camp, Alderson is in unincorporated Monroe County and in unincorporated Summers County. Public schools in Summers County are governed by the Summers County Schools school district.

Esporte Clube Internacional (SC)

Esporte Clube Internacional known as Internacional de Lages or Inter de Lages, is a Brazilian football team based in Lages, Santa Catarina state. In 2019, it plays the state of Santa Catarina's second league; the club was founded on June 13, 1949. It won the Campeonato Catarinense in 1965, the Campeonato Catarinense Second Level in 1990, 2000 and 2014 and the Campeonato Catarinense Third Level in 2013. Inter de Lages played the Taça Brasil in 1966, when it was eliminated in the first stage by Ferroviário-PR; the club returned to the national competitions in 2015, when it played the Campeonato Brasileiro Série D, the fourth tier of the Brazilian football. As of July 7, 2019. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Campeonato Catarinense: Winners: 1965 Campeonato Catarinense Second Level: Winners: 1990, 2000, 2014 Campeonato Catarinense Third Level: Winners: 2013 Esporte Clube Internacional plays its home games at Estádio Vidal Ramos Júnior.

The stadium used to have a maximum capacity of 11,800 people, following new security patterns, its capacity was lowered to 9,600 people. Media related to Esporte Clube Internacional at Wikimedia Commons

Disclosure and Barring Service

The Disclosure and Barring Service is a non-departmental public body of the Home Office of the United Kingdom. The DBS enables organisations in the public and voluntary sectors to make safer recruitment decisions by identifying candidates who may be unsuitable for certain work involving children or vulnerable adults, provides wider access to criminal record information through its disclosure service for England and Wales; the DBS was formed in 2012 by merging the functions of the Criminal Records Bureau and the Independent Safeguarding Authority under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. The DBS started operating on 1 December 2012, it operates from Royal Wootton Bassett. Its equivalent agencies are Disclosure Scotland in Scotland and Access Northern Ireland in Northern Ireland, although convictions from every part of the UK appear on it, it is a legal requirement in the UK for regulated activity employers to notify the DBS if a person leaves or changes their job in relation to having harmed someone.

It is an offence for any person, barred by the DBS to work or apply to work with the group from which they are barred. It is an offence for an employer to knowingly employ a barred person in regulated activity with the group from which they are barred. An organisation, entitled to ask exempted questions must register with the DBS, or a registered DBS Umbrella Body before they can request a DBS check on an applicant; the applicant applies to the DBS with their application countersigned by the DBS Registered Organisation or Umbrella Body. The applicant's criminal record is accessed from the Police National Computer, as well as checked, if appropriate, against lists of people considered unsuitable to work with children and vulnerable people maintained by the DBS (formerly maintained by the Independent Safeguarding Authority. A copy of the completed certificate is sent to the applicant's home address. If an individual or organisation has safeguarding concerns regarding a member of staff, they can make a safeguarding referral to the DBS who will work with multiple agencies to assess whether that individual should be Barred from working in regulated activity with children and/or vulnerable groups.

The Criminal Records Bureau was established under Part V of the Police Act 1997 and was launched in March 2002, following public concern about the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults. It was found that the British police forces did not have adequate capability or resources to process and fulfil the large number of criminal record checks requested in a timely fashion, so a dedicated agency was set up to administer this function. Employers and temporary staff agencies have bemoaned the time it takes for a worker to be cleared by the DBS and in an effort to cut waiting times the government allowed the establishment of "Adult First". In May 2002, the Department for Education began maintaining a list of individuals who are not suitable to work with children; this list was named List 99 named the ISA Children's Barred List and the DBS Children's Barred List (maintained by the Disclosure and Barring Service. Under the Care Standards Act, the Department for Health introduced an adult version of List 99 named'POVA first' on 26 July 2004, this was renamed'ISA Adult First' and finally.

The Adult first and List 99 services allow registered bodies to check whether an applicant appears on the DBS Adults' or Children's Barred List through the online checking system, this takes around two working days to turn around. If the check is clean the organisation may provisionally employ the applicant, subject to an increased level in supervision, until the return by post of the full disclosure. On 17 June 2013, a DBS update service was launched, intended to improve the ease of applying for criminal record checks and create significant savings. On 1 February 2018, the National Audit Office published an investigation report, critical of the DBS. In 2009, the Home Office launched a programme to increase the efficiency of safeguarding services. Key aims of the programme were to reduce the cost of running the disclosure service, through customers using a new and cheaper update service rather than continuing to use existing types of disclosure certificates; the Home Office expected 2.8 million paying users to be using the new update service by 2017–18, but it was not market tested and the actual number of users is around one million.

According to the National Audit Office investigation, the modernisation programme is now running three and a half years late and expected costs have increased by £229 million. DBS is negotiating with its contractor, Tata Consultancy Services, over the delays; the modernisation programme and the update service were expected to increase the ease and frequency with which people were checked, thereby improving safeguarding. But the Home Office and DBS do not know how many people have been prevented from working with children or vulnerable adults through use of this information; the process by which the DBS provides criminal record data is called a DBS check. There are four levels of DBS checks, Standard and Enhanced with barred list checks. DBS basic checks can be obtained by members of the public but enhanced checks are only available to organisations and only for those professions, employments and occupations listed in the Exceptions Order to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

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Al McKay

Al McKay is an American guitarist, songwriter and former member of the American soul/funk/rock/pop band Earth, Wind & Fire, a recipient of six Grammy Awards. McKay now leads his own group which started life as Al McKay's L. A. All Stars, with former EWF members Johnny Graham, Fred White, Andrew Woolfolk and Rahmlee Michael Davis and Michael Harris of the former Phenix Horns. In 2001, the group released an album entitled Al Dente through the Japanese label Videoarts Music. A live album followed in 2003 on the same record label. Both releases are available only as imports. McKay's first professional gig was as a guitarist for the Ike & Tina Turner Revue at the age of 18. Throughout most of the 1970s and 1980s, McKay was hired for numerous studio sessions from different artists and produced/composed for various projects, including George Semper, Brenton Wood & Al McKay Productions, United Soul Association, The Temptations, A Taste of Honey, Finis Henderson, among many others, his instructional video for Star Licks Productions appeared on VHS in the mid-1980s.

With a re-designed video sleeve, it was re-issued on VHS during the 1990s. He now performs with his band, The Al McKay Allstars, performing a show called The Earth, Wind & Fire Experience, tours along the major jazz festivals in the world with this 13-piece ensemble. There is a live DVD from this project, filmed in Eastern Europe, it was released on the Lithuanian label Rhythm Records. McKay is a left-handed guitar player. With Eddie Henderson Comin' Through Official website Al McKay at

Christopher Connor

Christopher M. Connor is the executive chairman of the Sherwin-Williams Company, a Fortune 500 company in the general building materials industry, he joined the company in 1983, became the CEO in October 1999 and the chairman in April 2000, was the president from July 2005 to October 2006. In 2009, he was one of the 200 highest-paid CEOs in the United States, receiving a salary of $1,268,986 and total compensation of $7,495,810. Connor is on the board of directors of Sherwin-Williams, the Greater Cleveland Partnership and Roll Hall of Fame, the United Way Services of Greater Cleveland, the Playhouse Square Foundation, Eaton Corporation, he is on the boards of the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Coatings Association. Born in Pensacola, Florida to a business-executive father and a stay-at-home mother, he grew up in Akron and graduated from Walsh Jesuit High School in 1974, from Ohio State University in 1978, where he majored in sociology. After graduation, he worked at an advertising agency and at the Glidden paint company became an advertising director at Sherwin Williams.

He said, "Joining Sherwin-Williams was the single best decision, other than asking my wife to marry me, that I've made, culminating in a 25-year career here." He is married with three children. When in September 2005 his high school launched a "For the Greater Glory of God" campaign to mark its 40th anniversary, he donated $1 million to the campaign and gave a speech at its celebration, he is a member of the general chairs of the campaign. A fourth generation Irish-American, he appeared on the Irish America list of 100 Irish-Americans. Notes Sources Further reading Sherwin-Williams Company

Abort, Retry, Fail? (EP)

>Abort, Fail?_ is an EP released in 1996 by White Town. The title of the EP was taken from the DOS error message "Abort, Fail?". This referred to the problems White Town's sole member, Jyoti Mishra, had when a computer crashed during the production of the track; the liner notes of the single explain this with "I got the title for this single from the weekend I mixed the tracks. My hard drive went bonkers and I spent 72 reformatting the dang thing"; the notes do not explain. All tracks are written by Jyoti Mishra. Notes The EP was released as both 2-track CD singles; the cassette single contained only the first two tracks. The 12" single contained the first two tracks plus a remix of "Your Woman" by Scissorkicks; the trumpet on "Your Woman" is sampled from "My Woman" by the Monseigneur Band. Mishra discovered the song via the 1978 BBC television series Pennies From Heaven. Abort, Fail? EP White town