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Talladega, Alabama

Talladega is the county seat of Talladega County, United States. It was incorporated in 1835. At the 2010 census the population was 15,676. Talladega is 50 miles east of Birmingham; the city is home to the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind and the Talladega Municipal Airport, a public general aviation airport. The Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega College and the International Motorsports Hall of Fame are located nearby; the First National Bank of Talladega is the oldest bank in the State of Alabama, being founded in 1848. The name Talladega is derived from a Muscogee Native American word Tvlvtēke, from the Creek tvlwv, meaning "town", vtēke, meaning "border" – indicating its location on the border between the Creeks and the Natchez. While the town's name is pronounced by local inhabitants, the racetrack's name is pronounced by auto racing fans. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.1 square miles, of which 24.0 square miles is land and 0.077 square miles, or 0.30%, is water.

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Talladega has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps; the data below were accessed via the WRCC. They were compiled over the time period from 1888 to. Talladega's record high of 109 °F occurred in September 1925, July 1930, June 1931, July 1933; the record low of -10 °F occurred in February 1899. As of the census of 2000, there were 15,143 people, 5,836 households, 3,962 families residing in the city; the population density was 634.4 people per square mile. There were 6,457 housing units at an average density of 270.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 56.15% White, 42.28% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, 0.70% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 5,836 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 19.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.1% were non-families.

29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.97. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $29,617, the median income for a family was $36,296. Males had a median income of $27,951 versus $21,326 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,733. About 14.1% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.4% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over. As of the census of 2010, there were 15,676 people, 5,719 households, 3,722 families residing in the city; the population density was 653.2 people per square mile.

There were 6,611 housing units at an average density of 275.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 48.7% Black or African American, 47.7% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, 1.6% from other races, 1.2% from two or more races. 3.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 5,719 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.0% were married couples living together, 23.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.9% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.96. In the city, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,449, the median income for a family was $38,147. Males had a median income of $31,957 versus $24,209 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,146. About 22.7% of families and 25.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.8% of those under age 18 and 19.0% of those age 65 or over. Talladega includes a number of properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the J. L. M. Curry House and Swayne Hall, both listed as National Historic Landmarks; the main listed historic districts are the Silk Stocking District, which includes the Dr. Samuel Welch House, Talladega College Historic District, Talladega Courthouse Square Historic District. Included is the Talladega Superspeedway, a 2.66 miles long race track. It hosts two NASCAR races annually. Steadham Acker, pioneer aviator Tom Bleick, former NFL player, who played college football at Georgia Tech The original members of the gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama met in Talladega at the Alabama School for the Blind Sydney J. Bowie, former U.

S. Representative and nephew of Franklin Welsh Bowdon Taul Bradford, former U. S. Representative Robert Bradley grew up in Evergreen and attended school in Talladega at the

Daisuke Tsutsumi

Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi is an animation artist and illustrator living in San Francisco, California. He is a former art director of Pixar. Born and raised in Tokyo, Dice moved to New York in 1993 where he enrolled at the School of Visual Arts. After graduating in 1998, he began a two-year stint as a staff illustrator at Lucas Learning Ltd. In 2000, Dice was employed as a visual development/color key artist for Blue Sky Studios where he stayed until 2010 when he joined Pixar before leaving in 2014 to start Tonko House, he is married to the niece of acclaimed anime director Hayao Miyazaki. He co-directed The Dam Keeper, nominated for the Oscar for short animated film. Ice Age Robots Horton Hears a Who Toy Story 3 Cars 2 Cars 2: The Video Game Monsters University The Dam Keeper Dice has appeared in both volumes of Blue Sky Studios Out of Picture anthology, contributing the stories "Noche Y Dia" in Volume 1 and "The Dream of Kyosuke" in Volume 2; the Dam Keeper has been developed volume graphic novel published by First Second Books: The Dam Keeper The Dam Keeper: World Without Darkness The Dam Keeper: Return from the Shadows In 2008, Dice initiated the Totoro Forest Project, a fundraising exhibition/auction to support the non-profit Totoro Forest Foundation.

This initiative produced a corresponding art book reprinting the various pieces contributed and included the likes of James Jean, Charles Vess, Iain McCaig and William Joyce among others. He is overseeing Sketchtravel which purpose is passing a real sketchbook "from one artist's hand to another like an Olympic torch in an artistic relay through 12 countries over 4 and half years", the end result auctioned off to benefit the various chosen charities that the participating artists choose. Dice Tsutsumi homepage Daisuke Tsutsumi on IMDb

Breeders' Cup trophies

The Breeders’ Cup Trophy is an authentic and faithful bronze reproduction of the Torrie horse. The original was created in Florence, Italy around the late 1580s; each year the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships award to the winner of each of 14 races a garland of flowers draped over the withers of the winning horse and four Breeders' Cup Trophy presented to the connections of the winners. The horse is an ecorche, its original purpose is unknown, but it may have been made as a study for the equestrian statue of Duke Cosimo I of Florence, cast in 1591. It has stood in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence since that date; the ecorche character gives the sculpture clarity and precision, combined with the grace and beauty of the living animal. This is evidence of a scientific as well as an artistic intention on the part of the artist and reveals the importance to him of the influence and example of Leonardo da Vinci; the most recent monumental equestrian sculpture in Florence, before that of Duke Cosimo I, had been da Vinci’s never-completed monument to Giangiacomo Trivulzio.

The Torrie horse bears a close relationship to several drawings by da Vinci related to this project in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor. Other artists, too and learned from da Vinci’s study of the horse, but none came so close as Giovanni da Bologna to his vision of the beauty of the animal celebrated by art and science together; the original ecorche bronze horse of Giovanni da Bologna is part of the University of Edinburgh Fine Art Collection in Scotland. The Edinburgh horse was acquired by Sir James Erskine of Torrie from the Villa Mattei in Rome, Italy in 1803, he bequeathed it to the University of Edinburgh with the rest of his collection of old master paintings and bronzes, it came into the possession of the university in 1836. The Breeders’ Cup Trophy was cast from the original and was directly supervised and approved by the University of Edinburgh for the exclusive use of Breeders’ Cup Limited; the largest version of the trophy is permanently owned by the Breeders’ Cup Ltd, which displays it annually at the World Throughbred Championships venue.

Replicas are presented to the owners of the winners of each of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships races every year. The breeders and jockeys of each winning horse are presented with replicas of the Breeders’ Cup Trophy. In 1984 equestrian sculptor Irene French of Dorset, England was commissioned to sculpt an 11 inch high replica of the ‘Torrie Horse’, she completed this commission in 6 weeks. It was cast in bronze by the Morris Singer Bronze Foundry of Basingstoke, England; this became the trophy for the American Breeders Cup, awarded annually to the winners of each of the Breeders Races. The Torrie bronze was thought to have been used to teach equine anatomy in the Middle Ages, it is said that the artist George Stubbs used the classic stance of the Torrie Horse to best display the muscles in his famous equine anatomical drawings. Following a precedent started one hundred years ago, many of this country's esteemed grade one races award of a blanket of flowers draped over the withers of the winning horse.

In the Breeders' Cup all 14 division races are adorned with this time honored tradition. The Official Flower Garland Provider of the Breeders’ Cup is Kroger Floral Design Center, located in Louisville, Kentucky, it creates each of the 14 Championship race garlands; the official blanket of flower garland is made of the rare combinations of Beauty Asters, Golden Asters and Catteleya Orchids, which are grown for the Breeders’ Cup. The Kroger Floral Design Center has created the garlands since 1988, they have silk replicas of the official Breeders’ Cup flower garland, at the Breeders’ Cup Racing Office at 514-9422. Each blanket has two wide saddle bag ends in an elongated pentagon shape that are adorned with a large purple circle emboldened with the Breeders' Cup logo and an embroidered script with the name of the race, just won; the blanket is narrowed in the middle at the neck for ease of display over the horse and is topped with a full bouquet of both color Chrysanthemums with other floral embellishments.

The blanket is 96" long from one end to the other

LG Shine

The LG Shine is a slider-style mobile phone manufactured by LG Electronics, the second installment of LG Black Label Series, followed by LG Secret. It was introduced as the Cyon SV420 in the Asian market in November 2006, debuted for other regions in February 2007; the LG Shine is similar to the LG Incite. A clamshell shiny metal phone variant, for CDMA carriers such as Verizon Wireless, Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility, was released around the same time as the regular Shine. Despite the differences in the form factor, otherwise the features and appearance of the Shine and VX8700 are similar; the LG KE970 takes on a slider form. The display is a large 2.25-inch screen capable of 256,000 colors, which doubles as a mirror when the screen is not used. Instead of the touch-sensitive controls found on the LG Chocolate, it uses a scroll bar for up and down navigation and two buttons for side-to-side navigation; some variations of the slider model utilize a joystick button for scrolling up/down and side to side.

North America has 2 modified versions of two is that the ME770 has the 850 MHz and the KE770 doesn't. All metal design Mirror finish display QVGA display resolution 2 megapixel autofocus camera with Schneider-Kreuznach lens Scroller navigation microSD memory card slot up to 2Gb Office documents viewer Slim design MP3 Player USB Connection Bluetooth 1.2 Voice Messaging In July 2008, LG Electronics unveiled the LG Shine "Titanium Black". Offering the same features as the original LG Shine, the full metal bodied jacket has received a makeover, turning it a dark metallic grey. In August 2008, LG Electronics launched the LG "Shine x Andy Lau Special Edition"; the phone comes complete with the actor's own handwriting inscribed motto on the back of the phone which says "Heaven is where the kind hearted people are." In May 2008, an limited Iron Man edition was issued. The 21 made had a red case, gold plated highlights, an 18k gold battery cover In July 2007, LG Electronics unveiled the LG Shine " Gold ".

Offering the same features as the original LG Shine though, in a shiny gold colour. This version was somewhat more expensive than the standard edition; the main factors that differentiate the U970 are the lack of a microSD card reader and the addition of HSDPA and a front camera for videoconferencing. This model appeared on a L'Oréal Hair Colourant TV commercial. Red dot design award - LG Shine won the Red dot design award 2007 Shiny Awards 2007 - Best Fashion Mobile Official website of LG Shine LG Mobile Phone Page Cnet Review Mobile Choice Review LG Shine review on PCWorld.ca LG Shine in Canada from Bell Mobility

Popasna

Popasna is a city in Luhansk Oblast of Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Popasna Raion. Population: 21,022. A local newspaper is published in the city since March 1979. On June 19, 2014, Ukrainian forces secured the village from pro-Russian separatists. On July 8, 2014, the pro-Russian separatists retook control of the city. On 22 July 2014 the pro-Ukrainian Donbas Battalion retook the city from the pro-Russian separatists. According to an eye witness the pro-Russian separatists had abandoned the town that day. Since the city comes under periodic attack from the separatists. Land mines have been laid near Popasna. In March 2015 the city only had two stores with some basic products and one pharmacy and residents received food distribution through a volunteer organization. Meanwhile, residents complained about having to pay for public utilities, but being cut off from social benefits supplied by the Ukrainian government

Bethlehem Township, Coshocton County, Ohio

Bethlehem Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Coshocton County, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,123. Located in the north central part of the county, it borders the following townships: Clark Township - north Mill Creek Township - northeast corner Keene Township - east Jackson Township - south Bedford Township - southwest corner Jefferson Township - west Monroe Township - northwest cornerNo municipalities are located in Bethlehem Township. Bethlehem Township was organized in 1826. Statewide, the only other Bethlehem Township is located in Stark County; the township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is an elected township fiscal officer, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, held in November of the year before the presidential election.

Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees. County website