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Sylvania, Alabama

Sylvania is a town in DeKalb County, United States. It incorporated in October 1967. At the 2010 census the population was 1,837, up from 1,186 in 2000. Sylvania is located atop Sand Mountain. Sylvania is located north of the center of DeKalb County at 34°33′30″N 85°47′46″W. Alabama State Route 75 passes through the town limits, leading northeast to Henagar and southwest to Rainsville. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, Sylvania has a total area of 8.6 square miles, of which 8.5 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles, or 1.16%, is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,186 people, 485 households, 354 families living in the town; the population density was 161.9 people per square mile. There were 517 housing units at an average density of 70.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 96.37% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 1.18% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.51% from other races, 1.77% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 485 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.0% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.89. In the town, the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males. The median income for a household in the town was $28,553, the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $28,681 versus $19,620 for females; the per capita income for the town was $15,561. About 13.6% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.9% of those under age 18 and 30.7% of those age 65 or over.

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,837 people, 674 households, 505 families living in the town. The population density was 248.2 people per square mile. There were 750 housing units at an average density of 101.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 86.7% White, 0.2% Black or African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 7.5% from other races, 4.4% from two or more races. 11.2 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 674 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.1% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.18. In the town, the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 33.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males. The median income for a household in the town was $34,079, the median income for a family was $40,648. Males had a median income of $35,417 versus $27,857 for females; the per capita income for the town was $17,793. About 22.3% of families and 24.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.1% of those under age 18 and 18.0% of those age 65 or over. Sylvania High School, a member of the DeKalb County School System. Town of Sylvania official website Media related to Sylvania, Alabama at Wikimedia Commons

Chemnitz Süd station

Chemnitz Süd station is a station in the city of Chemnitz in the German state of Saxony. The station used to have a greater significance in freight transport in particular; the station had three different names during its existence: until 31 January 1905: Altchemnitz from 1 February 1905: Chemnitz Süd from 1953: Karl-Marx-Stadt Süd from 1990: Chemnitz Süd The station was built with the Chemnitz–Adorf railway by the Chemnitz-Aue-Adorfer Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft and opened in 1875. The station was not built during the building of the Chemnitz–Zwickau section of the Dresden–Werdau railway, opened in 1858. Since the CAAE was not allowed to build its line to Chemnitz station — from 1 May 1904 called Chemnitz Hauptbahnhof — a separate station was built in Altchemnitz. A link line was built for freight transport, but passengers had to walk about 2 km to Chemnitz station on foot, it was only after the nationalisation of the CAAE in the summer of 1876 that passenger trains were able to run to Chemnitz station.

The Stollberg–Chemnitz section of the Zwönitz–Chemnitz Süd railway, which opened on 1 October 1895 connected with the station and the station's traffic increased significantly. Since the numerous level crossings between the Chemnitz and Kappel stations were an ever-increasing obstacle to traffic, between 1903 and 1909 the route of the line was changed and parts of the line was lowered or raised. In this context, the old passenger platforms near line-kilometre 2.47 of the Chemnitz-Adorf railway were removed and new passenger infrastructure was built near line-kilometre 1.99. Since passenger trains on the Dresden-Werdau railway have stopped in Chemnitz Süd; as part of the reconstruction work, a new entrance building was built as a Keilbahnhof. Chemnitz South freight yard was established as an operating point on 1 June 1920 with the separation of the freight facility from the Chemnitz Süd station because the station's rail traffic had continued to increase. In 1924, the freight infrastructure was once again extensively expanded.

This resulted in the creation of a new freight shed with eight slanted terminal tracks called "teeth". At the end of the Second World War, large sections of the both the passenger and freight areas were destroyed in Allied air raids in 1945, including the goods sheds and the old entrance building; the new entrance building and the platforms were only damaged. After 40 years of operation, the two services were recombined in Karl-Marx-Stadt Süd station on 1 June 1960. Due to the economic impact of Die Wende and the associated decline in traffic, the significance of the station decreased, thus no rolling stock maintenance has been carried out since 1995 and the ticket office was closed in 1996. Numerous railway tracks were closed and dismantled; the entrance building now serves as a concert and events venue. It was listed for auctioning in the spring of 2013; the station had some factory sidings, but have been closed. Kurt Kaiß. Eisenbahnknoten Chemnitz – Schienennetz einer Industrieregion. Düsseldorf: Alba.

ISBN 3-87094-231-2. Media related to Chemnitz Süd station at Wikimedia Commons


Commonground/MGS is an independent marketing communications agency in the United States. Headquartered in New York with offices in Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles, the Minority Business Enterprise specializes in minority, multicultural and youth markets. In 2014, eight independent agencies and companies - commonground, MGSCOMM, SWAY Public Relations, CG Works, Post Master and Run Wild Productions - came together under the umbrella of a holding group to form Commonground/MGS; the holding group houses five autonomous agencies/companies operating under their own name: CGMGS, CG Works, Post Master, Run Wild Productions and SWAY Public Relations led by Founding Partners Ahmad Islam, Al Garcia-Serra, Manuel E. Machado, Sherman Wright. Official website

Tahir Badakhshi

Taher Badakhshi has been a cultural and political personality in Afghanistan. He had performed a large variety of cultural and political activities in Afghanistan including organisation of different scale gatherings of authors and writers of the country and hosting meetings in which the intelligentsia of different cultural and political backgrounds came together for discussions, he was the founder of "Revolutionary Organization of the Toilers of Afghanistan", a liberal leftist group with affinity to the Non-Aligned Movement, founded in Yugoslavia in 1956, triggered by Josip Broz Tito, promoted by the two most pivotal personalities in the global South: Jawaharlal Nehru and Gamal Abdel Nasser; the group has had a firm touch to the liberal principles and heterogeneous ideas of liberalism and modernism, of course in the temporal and geographic context of the country, it has had affinities to the leftist liberation and anti-colonial movements in Asia, Latin America and Africa Taher Badakhshi completed his primary studies in the province Badakhshan, moved to Kabul for continuing his higher education, he completed high school at Habibia School at 1957.

He studied economics and law. He started to work, he had worked in the research department of the University till 1967. Afterward he began to work in ministries: He went to the department of education, where he was working till his detention by the regime at 1978. During all these years of political activities he was imprisoned many times: 1964 by the King Zahir Shah's regime "because" of organizing and leading a massive manifestation of student and regular folks in Kabul. In 1969 he was arrested "because" of subversive political activities by the same system. In 1975 by the President Daud's regime, a conservative ruler supposed by the leftist, "because" of political resistance, in 1978 by the leftist regime of Muhammad Taraki. In 1978 he was arrested by the secret service of the Muhammad Taraki government, he was kept in solitary confinement at Pole-charkhi prison and had to undergo massive torture by the secret service of the regime and was murdered in prison by Hafizullah Amin in 1979. The scale of killings and torture for thousands of citizens was neglected by the global media at that time and ignored by regional governments and by Soviet Union and USA.

The killings by the regime of Amin was the focus of war crimes investigation led by Dutch police and prosecutors, the result was a death list, published by the Dutch prosecutor’s office on 17 September 2013 you could read names. His spouse Mrs Jamila Badakhshi and their children Walid Arsalan, Rudaba Nilab, Jawid Mazyar and Harun Rozbeh moved in 1985 to Germany and still live there. During these times he was close to a Kabul-based literature scene under the influence of Sufi poets Ghulam Dehqan and Khalilullah Khalili, he began contacting a broad circle of urban intellectuals with activities in the field of culture and politics. He was connected in long lasting friendship to the avant-garde intellectuals like the university professor, linguist Wasef Bakhtari and the novelist and historian Azam Rahnaward Zariab, who were the primary sources of the contemporary poetics and fiction of Persian literature in Afghanistan, he was involved and proactive in literary and intellectual circles of Kabul.

He was a co-ordinator of the first congress of People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan, the first main leftist democratic party in Afghanistan. He left the party in 1967 after the membership of Hafizullah Amin who had a suspected prehistory of ethno-centric chauvinist activities in the south of the country and returned from the United States, he arranged a circle named "Mahfele Entezar" movement and the "Revolutionary Organisation of Workers of Afghanistan" or SAZA Political movement, speaking out for the basic political rights for all citizens and for improvement of economic and educational conditions of the people. There has been little systematic and systemic research on core ideas and thoughts of Taher Badakhshi in recent years; the lack of serious academic studies on his legacy is remarkable. This epistemic void might be caused by different factors. You will find any university in the Western hemisphere performing systematic research on modernism in Afghanistan with the specific focus on the liberal, ideas of liberalism, the heterogeneous leftist movements there and, on the contextualization of the relevant events since 1945 till end of the century.

This obvious research gap of academic institutions in the Western hemisphere seems to be the real world insight of the protagonist and experts when it comes to the pivotal and formative years between 1955 and 1975. On has to express the amazement why Western academia has been neglecting the real world dynamics of the intellectual history of the liberal, ideas of liberalism, the heterogeneous leftist movements in Afghanistan. There has been founded a "Taher Badakhshi Institute" to cover up a significant epistemic gap in research on of the liberal, ideas of liberalism, the heterogeneous leftist movements in Afghanistan; the institute has gathered a significant body of evidence, including the political memories of Taher Badakhshi and most significant writings and will consecutively publish them in order to create a new field of research on a specific version of modernisms in Afghanistan. The research, so the scholars of the institute, will be designed, "to measure the real world outcome on four levels.

First level will contain relevant general statements and targeted and specific inform

Peter Randall (British Army soldier)

Peter John Randall, was a British Army soldier and a recipient of the George Medal, the RSPCA's Margaret Wheatley Cross, for his actions on 8 October 1954 where he saved the life of a fellow soldier and a military dog from a burning truck. Peter Randall was born on 20 August 1930, his father had served with the Royal Navy in World War I and would go on to serve in World War II, receiving a US President's medal for rescuing American airmen while at sea. Peter left school at the age of 14, trying various jobs before joining the British Army at 16, he was first assigned to the Royal Sussex Regiment as a clarinet bandsman. He switched to the 4th Queen's Own Hussars before moving to the Royal Army Veterinary Corps following his marriage. While based at Hemel Hempstead with the Veterinary Corps, he aided in training the horses for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Peter was posted to British East Africa as a corporal in charge of a dog unit during the Mau Mau Uprising. On 8 October 1954, while en route to Thompson Falls in a truck with ten men of the King's African Rifles, the vehicle hit a pothole in the road and flipped over.

Sitting upfront, both Randall and the driver were covered in set alight. The soldiers in the back of the truck managed to scramble free, but Randall on leaving the cab saw that the driver was unconscious and re-entered the front of the truck to drag him to safety. Once the driver came around, Peter realized. Removing his clothes, he released the animal, he was taken to a British Military hospital in Nairobi. Plastic boots were placed on his burned feet and steel pins inserted through his knees so that they could be supported by scaffolding placed around his bed. Once he was flown back to Britain, still bedridden, he received a letter from General Sir George Erskine awarding him the George Medal for rescuing the truck driver; the following month, he was notified by the RSPCA were to present him with the Margaret Wheatley Cross for rescuing the dog from the burning truck. The investiture of the George Medal with Queen Elizabeth II took place on 6 December 1955, he was the only member of Royal Army Veterinary Corps to receive the medal since it was implemented in 1940.

As his injuries prevented him from being posted to hot countries, he left the Army in 1959. He first worked as a gamekeeper in Lincolnshire, before returning to Melton Mowbray as a shop manager, he became Chairman of the local Chamber of Trade. As a security officer, he moved to the Isle of Wight before retiring to Leicestershire. For his work with the mentally handicapped, he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2000. In 2004, he attended a meeting of the Malaya and Borneo Veterans' Association in Malaysia. At the time he was Chairman of the Gallantry Medallists League and of the Leicester branch of the Malaya and Borneo Veterans’ Association, he was in a traffic accident. He went into a coma, was transferred back to Britain, he never awoke from his coma and died on 23 April 2007. His wife Rose died in 2006, they had a daughter and a son

Gerald Sacks

Gerald Enoch Sacks was a logician whose most important contributions were in recursion theory. Named after him is Sacks forcing, a forcing notion based on perfect sets and the Sacks Density Theorem, which asserts that the partial order of the recursively enumerable Turing degrees is dense. Sacks had a joint appointment as a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Harvard University starting in 1972 and became emeritus at M. I. T. in 2006 and at Harvard in 2012. Sacks was born in Brooklyn in 1933, he earned his Ph. D. in 1961 from Cornell University under the direction of J. Barkley Rosser, with a dissertation entitled On Suborderings of Degrees of Recursive Insolvability. Among his notable students are Lenore Blum, Harvey Friedman, Sy Friedman, Leo Harrington, Richard Shore, Steve Simpson and Theodore Slaman. Degrees of unsolvability, Princeton University Press 1963, 1966 Saturated Model Theory, Benjamin 1972.