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Tunica County, Mississippi

Tunica County is a county located in the U. S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,778, its county seat is Tunica. The county is named for the Tunica Native Americans. Most migrated to central Louisiana during the colonial period. Tunica County is part of TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is located in the Mississippi Delta region. Since the late 20th century, it is known for Tunica Resorts, an unincorporated community, the site of nine casino resorts, it is one of the top six destinations in the country in terms of gambling revenues. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 481 square miles, of which 455 square miles is land and 26 square miles is water. Interstate 69 U. S. Route 61 Mississippi Highway 3 Mississippi Highway 4 As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 10,778 people living in the county. 73.5% were Black or African American, 23.7% White, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% of some other race and 0.9% of two or more races.

2.3 % were Latino. As of the census of 2000, there were 9,227 people, 3,258 households, 2,192 families living in the county; the population density was 20 people per square mile. There were 3,705 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 70.15% Black or African American, 27.54% White, 0.11% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.96% from other races, 0.75% from two or more races. 2.53 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 3,258 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.90% were married couples living together, 26.90% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.70% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.44. In the county, the population was spread out with 31.50% under the age of 18, 10.90% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, 10.10% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 91.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $23,270, the median income for a family was $25,443. Males had a median income of $25,244 versus $18,104 for females; the per capita income for the county was $11,978. About 28.10% of families and 33.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.40% of those under age 18 and 32.50% of those age 65 or over. Public School Districts Tunica County School District Private Schools Tunica Academy is located in an unincorporated area, near Tunica Brandon Bryant, NFL Player Parker Hall, 1939 Most Valuable Player of the National Football League Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author Benardrick McKinney, linebacker for the Houston Texans of the National Football League James Cotton, blues harmonica player D Donald Hawkins, NFL Player Tunica North Tunica Tunica Resorts White Oak Commerce Harbert Landing Peyton Pink Trotter Landing National Register of Historic Places listings in Tunica County, Mississippi Tunica County Sheriff


Sambeek is a small town in the southern Netherlands. It is located in the municipality of North Brabant. Sambeek has 1700 inhabitants, it was an independent municipality until 1942, when the municipality was divided between Oploo, Sint Anthonis en Ledeacker and Vierlingsbeek. The tower of Sambeek is, with its height of 50 meters, the centre of the village; the oldest part of the tower dates from 1486. This tower was a part of the local Roman Catholic church, blown up by the Germans in the Second World War, their plan to blow up the tower failed, it was only damaged. The oldest lime tree in the Netherlands stands in the southern part of Sambeek, its age is estimated at 500 to 1000 years. J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Sambeek". Map of the former municipality, around 1868

Quintus Sanquinius Maximus

Quintus Sanquinius Maximus was a senator of the early Roman Empire, who flourished during the Principate. He is attested as suffect consul in AD 39. However, based on Tactius' enigmatic description of Maximus as "ex-consul" in the year 32, Ronald Syme asserts this attested consulate was his second, that he was suffect consul in the year 28. If Maximus held two consulates he would be the first person, not a member of the imperial house to receive this honor since 26 BC; the first recorded act of Sanquinius Maximus was in 32, when he defended two consuls who held the fasces in the previous year, Publius Memmius Regulus and Lucius Fulcinius Trio, against the prosecution of the delator Decimus Haterius Agrippa. Trio, an ally of the powerful praetorian prefect Sejanus, Regulus had argued during their shared tenure and had threatened to prosecute each other. During the trial, Agrippa asked why the two, who had threatened each other while in office, now were silent. Trio responded that it was more proper to efface the memories of rivalries and quarrels between colleagues.

Maximus took advantage of Trio's response and proposed that the Senate defer judgment of this suit to the emperor, thus avoiding further conflict which would increase the emperor's anxieties. "This secured the safety of Regulus and the postponement of Trio's ruin," Tacitus tells us, adds, "Haterius was hated all the more."In 39, the same year Sanquinius Maximus acceded to the consulate, he was appointed urban prefect, an office he held until the year 41. A few years he was appointed governor of the imperial province of Germania Inferior, where he died in the year 47, towards the end of his tenure

Forensic geophysics

Forensic geophysics is a branch of forensic science and is the study, the search, the localization and the mapping of buried objects or elements beneath the soil or the water, using geophysics tools for legal purposes. There are various geophysical techniques for forensic investigations in which the targets are buried and have different dimensions. Geophysical methods have the potential to aid the search and the recovery of these targets because they can non-destructively and investigate large areas where a suspect, illegal burial or, in general, a forensic target is hidden in the subsoil; when in the subsurface there is a contrast of physical properties between a target and the material in which it is buried, it is possible to individuate and define the concealing place of the searched target. It is possible to recognize evidences of human soil occupation or excavation, both recent and older. Forensic geophysics is an evolving technique, gaining popularity and prestige in law enforcement. Searched for objects include clandestine graves of murder victims, but include unmarked burials in graveyards and cemeteries, weapons used in criminal activities and environmental crime illegally dumping material.

There are various near-surface geophysical techniques that can be utilised to detect a near-surface buried object, which should be site and case-specific. A thorough desk study, utility survey, site reconnaissance and control studies should be undertaken before trial geophysical surveys and full geophysical surveys are undertaken in phased investigations. Note other search techniques should be used to first to prioritise suspect areas, for example cadaver dogs or forensic geomorphologists. For large-scale buried objects, seismic surveys may be appropriate but these have, at best, 2m vertical resolution so may not be ideal for certain targets, more they are used to detect bedrock below the surface (see. For quick site surveys, bulk ground electrical conductivity surveys can be collected which identifies areas of disturbance of different ground but these can suffer from a lack of resolution; this recent Black Death investigation in central London shows an example. Shows a successful woodland search for a cold case in woodland in New Zealand.

Ground-penetrating radar has a typical maximum depth below ground level of 10 m, depending upon the antennae frequencies used 50 MHz to 1.2 Gz. The higher the frequency the smaller the object that can be resolved but penetration depths decrease, so operators need to think when choosing antennae frequencies and, undertake trial surveys using different antennae over a target at a known depth onsite. GPR is the most popularly used technique in forensic search, but is not suitable in certain soil types and environments, e.g. coastal and clay-rich soils. 2D profiles can be quickly collected and, if time permits, successive profiles can be used to generate 3D datasets which may resolve more subtle targets. Recent studies have used GPR to locate mass graves from the Spanish Civil War in mountainous and urban environments. Electrical resistivity methods can detect objects in clay-rich soil which would preclude the use of GPR. There are different equipment configurations, the dipole-dipole method is the most common which can traverse across an area, measuring resistivity variations at a set depth which have been used in forensic searches.

More slower methods are putting out many probes and collecting both spatially horizontally and vertically, called Electrical resistivity imaging. Multiple 2D profiles is termed electrical resistivity tomography. Magnetometry can detect buried metal using simple total field magnetometers, through to fluxgate gradiometers and high-end alkali vapour gradiometers, depending upon accuracy required. Surface magnetic susceptibility has shown recent promise for forensic search. Water-based searches are becoming more common, with specialist marine magnetometers, side-scan sonar and other acoustic methods and water-penetrating radar methods used to scan bottoms of ponds, lakes and near-shore depositional environments. There has been recent efforts to undertake research over known buried and below-water surface simulated forensic targets in order to gain an insight into optimum search technique and/or equipment configuration. Most this involved the burial porcine cadavers and long-term monitoring for soilwater, seasonal effects on electrical resistivity surveys, burial in walls and beneath concrete, Long-Term monitoring in the UK, the US and Latin America.

There has been surveys in graveyards over graves of known ages to determine the geophysical responses of multi-geophysical techniques with increasing burial ages Forensic geology

Heathsville Historic District

Heathsville Historic District is a national historic district located at Heathsville, Northumberland County, Virginia. The district includes 81 contributing buildings, 12 contributing sites, 4 contributing structures, 4 contributing objects in the county seat of Northumberland County, it is an assemblage of residential and government buildings dating from the 18th through 20th centuries in a variety of popular architectural styles. The linear district is centered on the courthouse square. Notable buildings include the Northumberland Court House, the old county jail, the former Methodist Protestant Church, Harding House, Heathsville Masonic Lodge No. 109, Bank of Northumberland, the Heathsville United Methodist Church. Located in the district and separately listed are Rice's Hotel, Oakley, St. Stephen's Church and The Academy, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992

Frank Sibley (philosopher)

Frank Noel Sibley was a British philosopher who worked in the field of aesthetics. He held the first Chair of Philosophy at Lancaster University. Sibley is best known for his 1959 paper "Aesthetic Concepts", for "Seeking and Seeing". Both papers have been anthologized, "Aesthetic Concepts" multiple times. Sibley has been considered an important contributor to Aesthetics in the analytical tradition, his collected papers, including some posthumous, were published by Oxford University Press in 2001 as Approach To Aesthetics, together with a companion volume of critical and evaluative essays on his work. He was the uncle of broadcaster Brian Sibley. Most of Sibley's work in aesthetics is collected in Approach to Aesthetics, he is well known for his attempts to distinguish the domains of aesthetic and non-aesthetic. His 1959 paper "Aesthetic Concepts" is referred as one of the landmarks of 20th century aesthetics in the tradition of analytic philosophy; the paper is rich in themes, but the main line of thought suggests that aesthetic concepts cannot be reduced to non-aesthetic concepts, or sufficiently defined in terms of non-aesthetic concepts.

This leads Sibley to think that grasping properties of given items requires the capability to exercise taste or aesthetic sensibility. Topics and problems relating to taste thus became important to Sibley's approach, he returned to them through his career. Sibley did not see Aesthetics as remote from philosophy as whole; this is clear from his brief programmatic note "About Taste", published in 1966 in British Journal of Aesthetics. Here Sibley states the situation thus: "The programme that aestheticians must face is thus a large one, the charting of a huge areas neglected by other philosophers working within their customary bonds. Indeed, far from it's being true that aesthetics is peripheral to philosophy, aestheticians encounter ranges of concepts wider than and including of those studied by most other branches of philosophy." Beside aesthetics, Sibley worked on the philosophy of mind. His first published paper was a long review of Gilbert Ryle's Concept of Mind in 1950, he contributed another piece on Ryle, "Ryle and Thinking", to Ryle: Collection of Essays.

He wrote two papers on the theory of perception, some papers on the borderline of that field and aesthetics, one paper on colours, a little piece on applied philosophy. One posthumous paper deals extensively with a certain distinction made by Peter Geach. Other than these, his work was in aesthetics. Frank Sibley "Seeking and Seeing" Mind, 64. In Geoffrey Warnock The Philosophy of Perception. Oxford. "Aesthetic Concepts", Philosophical Review 68, pp. 421–50 "Aesthetic and Non-Aesthetic",'Philosophical Review, 84, 135–59 "Objectivity and Aesthetics", Aristotelian Society, supp. XLII, 31–54 Frank Sibley Approach To Aesthetics. Collected Papers On Philosophical Aesthetics. Edited by J. Benson & al. Oxford. R. David Broiles, "Frank Sibley's "Aesthetic Concepts""; the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 23/2, 219-225. Gary Stahl, "Sibley's "Aesthetic Concepts": An Ontological Mistake"; the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 29/3, 385-389 Andrea Sauchelli, "Sibley on'Beautiful' and'Ugly'", "Philosophical Papers", 43, 3, 377-404 Nick Zangwill's article "Aesthetic Judgment" in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy discusses Sibley's views, those of his critics.

Prof. Jerrold Levinson "aesthetic concepts" The Oxford Companion to Philosophy. Oxford University Press 2005. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. University of Edinburgh. 10 February 2012 <>