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Wilbarger County, Texas

Wilbarger County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,535; the county seat is Vernon. The county was created in 1858 and organized in 1881. Wilbarger is named for two early settlers. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 978 square miles, of which 971 square miles is land and 7.0 square miles is water. U. S. Highway 70 U. S. Highway 183 U. S. Highway 283 U. S. Highway 287 Tillman County, Oklahoma Wichita County Baylor County Foard County Hardeman County Jackson County, Oklahoma As of the census of 2000, there were 14,676 people, 5,537 households, 3,748 families residing in the county; the population density was 15 people per square mile. There were 6,371 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 78.17% White, 8.86% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 9.73% from other races, 1.91% from two or more races. 20.54 % of the population were Latino of any race.

There were 5,537 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.30% were non-families. In 2000, there were 136 unmarried partner households: 129 heterosexual, 3 same-sex male, 2 same-sex female. 29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.07. In the county, the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $29,500, the median income for a family was $38,685. Males had a median income of $26,001 versus $19,620 for females.

The per capita income for the county was $16,520. About 9.00% of families and 13.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.00% of those under age 18 and 13.30% of those age 65 or over. Vernon Harrold Hoot and Holler Crossing Odell Oklaunion Clyde Gates, wide receiver for the New York Jets Jack English Hightower, Texas, native. S. Representative Roy Orbison, singer/songwriter born in Wilbarger County Daryl Richardson, running back for the St. Louis Rams Bernard Scott, running back for the Cincinnati Bengals Jack Teagarden and trombonist John Clay Wolfe, American radio personality who began his career in Wilbarger County on KSEY List of museums in North Texas National Register of Historic Places listings in Wilbarger County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Wilbarger County Vernon Daily Record - Wilbarger County News Wilbarger County, Texas Official Website Wilbarger County from the Handbook of Texas Online Josiah Wilbarger's entry in the Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas hosted by the Portal to Texas History.

Wilbarger County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties

Kuroshio, Kōchi

Kuroshio is a town located in Hata District, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. The town was formed on March 20, 2006 from the merger of the towns of Ōgata and Saga, both from Hata District; as of March 31, 2017, the town has an estimated population of 11,559 and a density of 61 persons per km². The total area is 188.38 km². The residents speak a distinct dialect of Japanese known as Hata-ben. From Kochi Airport, take the bus to JR Kochi Station the express train to Tosa-Saga Station or Tosa-Irino Station. From Okayama Station on the JR Shikoku Line, it takes about 4 hours by express train to Tosa-Saga Station or Tosa-Irino Station. Kuroshio is located two hours west of Kōchi City. Kuroshio is on the Tosa Kuroshio Railway Nakamura Line that runs between Shimanto Town and Shimanto City in Kōchi Prefecture. Winter can be dry and chilling with many homes and schools using kerosene heaters to keep warm. Temperatures average 2 ℃ at night, it snows in the winter though does not last the day due to the town's close proximity to the coast.

The summer months are humid. The temperature in summer can reach an average of about 24 ℃ at night. Rainy season is in June and lasts three weeks. Kochi experiences a typhoon season. Spring and autumn are mild months with some windy days. Kuroshio has two junior high schools and nine elementary schools; the town participates in the JET Programme, employing two representatives who visit the junior high schools and elementary schools to teach English. Every year in late August, during the summer vacation, twelve third year students chosen from Kuroshio's two junior high schools travel to Hamilton, New Zealand. There they participate in a homestay with families of students who attend Hamilton's Fairfield Intermediate School; the Kuroshio students are accompanied by a Kuroshio Board of Education representative, two teachers and one of the JET participants. The students participate in ESL classes while at Fairfield Intermediate. Fairfield Intermediate have sent a group of students and teachers to visit Kuroshio.

The relationship between the two schools began in 1999. Tourists flock to the area in the summer for surfing. Irino Beach and Iyoki River are popular places to visit for both locals and tourists alike during the summer months. Baby turtles can be seen entering the water at sunrise from August through September on Irino Beach. Local volunteers help to protect the nests and the young turtles from birds and the trampling feet of beach goers; the volunteers are happy to include early morning spectators in the task of preparing and protecting the newly hatched turtles for their first experience of the open sea. Spring sees the hills and coastline dotted in blossom with many areas in the town's seaside park, Saga Koen, perfect for Hanami. During Golden Week Kuroshio's Seaside Gallery hosts the annual T-shirt Art Exhibition on Irino beach. Many entries are made from both within Japan and internationally and draw a great number of tourists to the area. Kuroshio is famous within Japan for its skipjack tuna fishing.

The prefecture's regional dish, katsuo no tataki, is made by searing and seasoning this tuna. Saga Port is a base for many boats fishing for skipjack tuna and most local izakaya will serve the dish. Kobushinosata onsen is located on Route 56, ten minutes east of Saga. Many pilgrims on the Shikoku Pilgrimage stop at this onsen. Media related to Kuroshio, Kōchi at Wikimedia Commons Kuroshio official website

Iowa School for the Deaf

Iowa School for the Deaf is a pre-K to 12th grade school for deaf and hard-of-hearing students located in Council Bluffs, Iowa. It serves students who live in Nebraska; the founders of Iowa School for the Deaf were William E. Ijams. In 1854 Ijams opened a private school for the deaf in Iowa City. Following political activity by both men, a public institution was established on January 24, 1855 with the passage of Senate File No. 51. It was known as the Iowa Institute for the Dumb. Twenty-one students, ranging from 12 to 28 years old, were the first pupils. Due to lack of space, the school relocated to Council Bluffs in 1870. Council Bluffs was chosen; the city had been declared the eastern terminus for the country's railroad system by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 and it was thought the railroad hub would provide accessible transportation for students across the state. The name Iowa School for the Deaf was adopted in 1892. ISD is a referral-based school. Families, school districts and area education agencies are involved in the decision to educate a child at Iowa School for the Deaf.

Deaf or hard-of-hearing children, residing in Iowa or Nebraska, who are at least 18 months old, may enroll. No tuition, room or board is charged. Most of Iowa School for the Deaf's appropriations are provided through state taxes; the Board of Regents, State of Iowa governs the school. Preschool students may enroll at 18 months to aid language development; the elementary school consists of kindergarten through fourth grades. Its enrollment averages 110 boarding students from across the states of Iowa and Nebraska; each year, ISD's itinerant faculty provides supplemental education to several dozen students who are deaf or hard of hearing but do not attend Iowa School for the Deaf. Preschool student enrollment begins at 18 months to aid in language development; the elementary school consists of kindergarten through fourth grades. The middle school contains fifth through eighth grades; the high school includes ninth through twelfth grades. Curriculum follows that of public schools, with a language emphasis in every class.

The school year begins in August, ends in May, has extended winter and spring breaks. Students travel to their homes every weekend on school-provided transportation. Boarding programs provide language immersion opportunities for students, many of whom are behind their hearing peers in vocabulary. Eighty percent of deaf or hard-of-hearing students are born to hearing families who aren't users of American Sign Language. Therefore, language-rich environments found in dormitories help offset gaps in students' language acquisition. Students who are transported home daily are offered language programs after school. Preschool students do not stay overnight in ISD dorms. Students living close by may choose to stay in the dorms. Students are awarded diplomas by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Graduates meet the same academic requirements as hearing peers, as required by the Iowa Department of Education. Most students meet the requirements by the end of their senior year. In some circumstances, students may attend ISD until reaching 18 years of age.

After graduation, most students pursue competitive work or post-secondary education at local and national colleges and universities. A program providing support to students who complete graduate requirements is offered. Individuals enrolled into the 4PLUS program pursue work, or both. Students may take up to 12 credits per semester. 4PLUS students may work up to 30 hours weekly. There is no charge for the services. Local school districts pay for tuition are reimbursed. Students are responsible for purchasing college textbooks. Iowa's deaf and hard-of-hearing students from mainstreamed schools are accepted into 4PLUS. Students at Iowa School for the Deaf have dozens of activities in which they are encouraged to participate. Athletics, honor society, service clubs are some structured activities. Field trips to United States Space Camp in Huntsville and participation in Close Up in Washington, D. C. enhance the learning experiences. Leadership camps, guest lecturers, bell choir, boys' and girls' clubs are others.

The Iowa School for the Deaf Bobcats participate in several sports, such as football, volleyball, basketball and Special Olympics. The Bobcats play against hearing teams which are junior varsity or private school teams, more matching school size, they participate in the Great Plains Schools for the Deaf conference, which involves eight neighboring state schools for the deaf. GPSD - Iowa School for the Deaf - ISD, Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf - MSAD, Missouri School for the Deaf - MSD, Kansas School for the Deaf - KSD, Wisconsin School for the Deaf - WSD, Arkansas School for the Deaf - ASD, New Mexico School for the Deaf - NMSD, Oklahoma School for the Deaf - OSD. Great Plains School for the Deaf's athletic conference was established in 1990. Dr. J. Schuyler Long, an ISD graduate and teacher, published the first sign language dictionary in 1909, A Manual of Signs; this is the first known text to instruct teachers on teaching sign language. Andrew Clemens exited Iowa School for the Deaf in 1878.

His sand art, made meticulously by inserting one grain of sand at a time in upside-down bottles, are sought by collectors. ISD is accredited by the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and programs f

Teichfuss Balilla

The Teichfuss Balilla was an Italian single seat primary glider, designed by Luigi Teichfuss and flown in 1939. In 1929 Luigi Teichfuss produced the Nibio I, his first primary glider with a conventional fuselage rather than an open girder frame. Ten years he designed an improved version, the Balilla, it was a simple, low cost, high wing, strut braced monoplane with an unswept, constant chord, elliptically tipped wing. Mounted with dihedral, this was supported over the fuselage on a narrow pedestal and braced on each side by a parallel pair of faired lift struts from the lower fuselage to the wings at about half span, its fuselage was wood framed, flat sided and plywood skinned. Its cockpit, open but with a small windscreen, was ahead of the wing leading edge; the Balilla's tail surfaces were all straight edged: the tailplane, single strut braced from below, had a swept leading edge and carried elevators with angled tips and a cut-out for rudder movement. The vertical tail was tapered with a squared tip.

Elevators and the rudder lacked aerodynamic balances. A conventional skid, running from the nose to below the wing trailing edge formed the undercarriage; the Ballila first flew in 1939. Ten were built, serving all the gliding schools of the R. U. N. A, it could be winch launched and was straightforward to fly, training novice pilots to their B-certificate. Data from Pedrielli p.57General characteristics Capacity: One Length: 6.38 m Wingspan: 12.50 m Height: 1.48 m Wing area: 16.6 m2 Aspect ratio: 9.4 Airfoil: Göttingen 535 Empty weight: 126 kg Gross weight: 211 kg Performance Maximum glide ratio: estimated 17:1 Rate of sink: 0.85 m/s minimum Wing loading: 11.6 kg/m2 Göttingen 535 airfoil

Naji al Jerf

Naji al Jerf known as "Uncle", a Syrian journalist, filmmaker and both a co-founder and filmmaker for the organization Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently in Gaziantep, was known for his reporting about ISIS and uncovering their secrets before he was assassinated. He was among the first people who were trying to document what was happening in Syria during the Syrian Civil War. Al Jerf was born in Salamiyah, he was of Ismaeli background, a branch of Shia Islam, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Tishreen University. He was married to Boshra Kashmar, a poet, the couple had 2 daughters. While in Homs, his wife, gave birth to their first daughter, whom they named Emesa, after Hom's ancient Greek title, he was known by many as'Uncle' because of his mentoring and training of many young people in the revolutionary movement. He is buried at Yeşilkent cemetery. Al Jerf was a journalist and editor, he worked as an Al Jazeera documentary producer in Damascus until the beginning of the civil war.

He worked as editor-in-chief of Hentah, a Syrian magazine that reports on the "daily lives of Syrian citizens." It produced local news and untold stories in elsewhere. Al Jerf expanded Hentah magazine, increasing reach and continuing to publish articles about prisoners and martyrs, Kurds, Free Syrian Army, ISIS, broader questions regarding Syria and the revolution, he founded Hentawi magazine, a version geared towards 9-to-15 year-old readers. Naji Al Jerf was an activist throughout Syrian civil war. Early on, he was active in organizing in his community founding Salamiyah City Media Office and various coordination committees in Salamiyah, Syria, as well as serving as a liaison between them. Naji Al Jerf was one of the co-founders of Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently and a spokesperson for the organization; the Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently organization is a group exposing human rights abuses in the Syrian capital of ISIS. While with the group, he made a documentary about ISIS's killing of media activists and a health worker in Aleppo.

The documentary was broadcast by Al Arabiya channel, which attracted more than 12 million viewers. Naji al-Jerf has escaped several assassination attempts before his death. Turkish security services have failed on one of them by defusing an explosive under his car. Al Jerf was killed in Gaziantep, where he had been since leaving Syria in 2012, he was preparing to leave Gaziantep on a Turkish Airlines flight for France with his family around the time he was assassinated. Before Al Jerf was shot, he has been receiving death threats from ISIS over fake Facebook accounts, his death happened during the day around 3:20 p.m. when he was at a restaurant to order some food for his daughters. While he was waiting outside in front of the restaurant, in downtown Gaziantep, a white car drove by and a masked man with a silencer shot Al Jerf, he was taken to the Aralık State Hospital where he died. Daesh claimed responsibility for the murder that night; this organization claimed responsibility for the murder of two of his colleagues, beheaded in early November 2015 in Şanliurfa, Turkey.

Naji Al Jerf was one of the co-founders of Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently and a spokesperson for the organization. He helped deliver aid to the intentionally displaced, he trained others with making documentaries. Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO, said, "I trust that the investigation of the murder of Naji Jerf will bear fruit and that those responsible for this crime will face trial."A spokesperson for the Committee to Protect Journalists said, "We call on Turkish authorities to bring the killers of Naji Jerf to justice swiftly and transparently, to step up measures to protect all Syrian journalists on Turkish soil."After his death, people started sharing the documentary footage about ISIS that he had original posted on YouTube. The footage spread through other social media along with statements reacting to his work. Al Jerf was liked by many Syrian opposition activists. Hasan, Al Jerf's friend, said "I do expect and hope that the Turkish authorities will find the killer. If not, we won't forget him and this case will not be forgotten."

His death has sent chills through the Syrian community of activists living in Gaziantep. His wife, Boshra Kashmar, said his assassination was a nightmare, she wakes up every morning looking for him, standing there, joking and laughing; the film that the Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently group made and directed by Naji has won a committee to protect journalists’ international press freedom award in November. Vilayah Haleb The documentary was posted on YouTube, where it had over 75,000 views as of 31 December 2015. List of journalists killed during the Syrian Civil War

List of mayors of Savona

The Mayor of Savona is an elected politician who, along with the Savona's City Council, is accountable for the strategic government of Savona in Liguria, Italy. The current Mayor is Ilaria Caprioglio, a centre-right independent, who took office on 22 June 2016. According to the Italian Constitution, the Mayor of Savona is member of the City Council; the Mayor is elected by the population of Savona, who elects the members of the City Council, controlling the Mayor's policy guidelines and is able to enforce his resignation by a motion of no confidence. The Mayor is entitled to release the members of his government. Since 1994 the Mayor is elected directly by Savona's electorate: in all mayoral elections in Italy in cities with a population higher than 15,000 the voters express a direct choice for the mayor or an indirect choice voting for the party of the candidate's coalition. If no candidate receives at least 50% of votes, the top two candidates go to a second round after two weeks; the election of the City Council is based on a direct choice for the candidate with a preference vote: the candidate with the majority of the preferences is elected.

The number of the seats for each party is determined proportionally. From 1946 to 1994, the Mayor of Savona was elected by the City's Council. Since 1994, under provisions of new local administration law, the Mayor of Savona is chosen by direct election. "I sindaci del Comune di Savona dal 1860 a oggi". Retrieved 27 March 2019