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Wilcox County, Georgia

Wilcox County is a county located in the U. S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,255; the county seat is Abbeville. Wilcox County was formed on December 22, 1857 from parts of Irwin and Dooly counties; the county was named for General Mark Wilcox, a Georgia state legislator and one of the founders of the Georgia Supreme Court. The first county courthouse was built in 1858. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 382 square miles, of which 378 square miles is land and 4.4 square miles is water. The northern and eastern three-quarters of Wilcox County, from State Route 215 southeast to Rochelle due south, are located in the Lower Ocmulgee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin; the southwestern portion of the county, west of Rochelle, centered on Pitts, is located in the Alapaha River sub-basin of the Suwannee River basin. Pulaski County - north Dodge County - east Telfair County - east Ben Hill County - south Turner County - southwest Crisp County - west Dooly County - northwest As of the census of 2000, there were 8,577 people, 2,785 households, 1,977 families living in the county.

The population density was 23 people per square mile. There were 3,320 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 62.61% White, 36.21% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, 0.43% from two or more races. 1.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 2,785 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 15.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.00% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.09. In the county, the population was spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 31.20% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years.

For every 100 females there were 123.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 131.00 males. The median income for a household in the county was $27,483, the median income for a family was $34,968. Males had a median income of $27,171 versus $20,366 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,014. About 16.80% of families and 21.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.80% of those under age 18 and 21.30% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 9,255 people, 2,891 households, 2,027 families living in the county; the population density was 24.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 3,510 housing units at an average density of 9.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 61.7% white, 35.1% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 1.6% from other races, 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 11.1% were American, 10.1% were Irish, 9.2% were English, 6.1% were German.

Of the 2,891 households, 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.9% were non-families, 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00. The median age was 39.7 years. The median income for a household in the county was $30,784 and the median income for a family was $40,552. Males had a median income of $30,755 versus $26,641 for females; the per capita income for the county was $12,692. About 18.4% of families and 25.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.6% of those under age 18 and 24.9% of those age 65 or over. The county is served by Wilcox County Schools; the district headquarters are in Abbeville while the schools, including Wilcox County High School, are in Rochelle. The Ocmulgee Wild Hog Festival takes place in Abbeville annually on the Saturday before Mother's Day. Abbeville Pitts Rochelle Pineview Seville Owensboro National Register of Historic Places listings in Wilcox County, Georgia Official Website of Wilcox County Wilcox County Schools Website

Medway Viaducts

The Medway Viaducts are three bridges or viaducts that cross the River Medway between Cuxton and Borstal in north Kent, England. The two road bridges carry; the other viaduct carries the High Speed 1 railway line. Opened on 29 May 1963, by Ernest Marples, Minister of Transport, the Medway bridge formed a key piece of the M2 motorway, it had a six-lane formation. In addition, a footpath either side that doubled as a small service road for maintenance and pedestrians; these footpaths are part of the North Downs Way, offering panoramic views of the Medway Valley and beyond. During the M2 widening, the original bridge was strengthened; the central span, made from concrete beams, was replaced with steel girders. The concrete beams were lowered down on to a river barge underneath; as part of the M2 widening, the original bridge had street lighting fitted to it for the first time. Completed in 2003, as part of the M2 widening project, the second motorway bridge is the newest of the three that cross the River Medway at this point.

The bridge was built south of the original bridge. The formation of the M2 motorway crossing was changed; the original bridge would be changed to three coast-bound lanes, a hard-shoulder and both footpaths were reduced in size. The south facing footpath was closed; the newer of the two bridges changed to London-bound lanes. In 2003, the bridge won the Concrete Society’s Civil Engineering Category award for, "outstanding merit in the use of concrete", it was presented to Doka UK Formwork Technologies. A plaque can be seen on the Strood side; the western bridge carries High Speed 1, the high-speed rail link that connects London with the Channel Tunnel. The rail viaduct is 1.3 km long. The viaduct is a multi-span structure, with typical approach spans of 40.5 m, spanning the River Medway, Wouldham Road and Burham Roads in Borstal. With a central navigation span of 152 m; the viaduct substructure is of reinforced concrete pier columns supported on bored piles. A feature of the columns is that they are in a "V" shape to provide greater lateral support and stability in the event of two high-speed trains using their emergency brakes.

The bridge deck was pushed out from the abutments on the east and west banks of the river during construction using hydraulic ram pistons. On 30 July 2003, a specially formed Eurostar train crossed the viaduct and in to the Nashenden Valley at 208 mph, a new UK rail speed record. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the UK rail speed record, a plaque was placed overlooking the railway viaduct. On 29 May 2013 the M2 celebrated its 50th anniversary. All three bridges pass over the Medway Valley Line. CBRD — Opening Booklets M2 Medway Viaduct Coordinates: 51°22′33″N 0°28′32″E

2019 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 2019 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 137th season in the history of the franchise, their 16th season at Citizens Bank Park, their final season with manager Gabe Kapler. The Phillies improved from their record the prior year and finished with an 81–81 record for the first time since 2012, but missed the playoffs for the 8th straight season, despite spending nearly $400 million in the offseason. After an 80–82 record the previous season which included a late-season collapse, the Phillies made several transactions in the 2018–19 offseason in order to improve the team. On December 3, 2018, the Phillies acquired Jean Segura, Juan Nicasio, James Pazos from the Seattle Mariners for Carlos Santana and J. P. Crawford. Three days the Phillies traded relief pitcher Luis Garcia to the Los Angeles Angels for relief pitcher José Álvarez. Free agent outfielder Andrew McCutchen was signed December 12 to a three-year-deal. Relief pitcher David Robertson signed a two-year deal with the Phillies on January 3, 2019.

On February 7, the Phillies acquired catcher J. T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlins for Sixto Sanchez, Jorge Alfaro, Will Stewart and international bonus slot money. On March 2, the Phillies signed outfielder Bryce Harper to a record-breaking 13-year deal worth $330 million. Updated with the results of all games through September 29, 2019. Regular season complete All players who made an appearance for the Phillies during 2019 are included. 2019 Philadelphia Phillies season at Baseball Reference Philadelphia Phillies' official website

Cat O'Nine Tails (novel)

Cat O'Nine Tails is the fourth book in the "Cat Royal" series written by Julia Golding. In this story the protagonist, dances at a ball, dresses as a boy, meets an Indian tribe. Since the events of Den of Thieves, Cat has been living with Lizzie, she is happy with them, Frank's cousin Mr Dixon arrives. He is nice to Cat and suggests that they all go a ball though Cat isn't a royal. Cat gets a beautiful dress. Frank is awkward and doesn't ask her to dance. Billy forces a kiss on her which both Frank and Mr Dixon witness. Mortified, they return home with Cat upset. Frank tells her off for unladylike behavior, they soon get a letter that their friend Syd has not returned home, worried, they decide to check the docks for any sign of him. They are looking for a boat when they are savagely attacked by a press gang, who throw Frank and Cat on board HMS Courageous and stab Mr Dixon in the stomach. On board Cat is forced to pretend to be a boy by a sailor named Maclean, he makes her do a lot of chores. Meanwhile, Syd is on board after being tricked by his manager.

He is furious that his friends have been captured, but there is nothing he can do. Cat asks him for a fight so the other sailors respect her more, but Syd refuses. However, he is pushed into it by the Captain and Cat taunts him desperate to be hit, Syd punches her after she remarks that he is a rubbish kisser and Billy is better. Syd is angry with himself for losing his temper but soon forgives himself after a heart-to-heart with Cat. Cat tries to run away when the ship docks but she is chased by Maclean. Cat is rescued by an Indian tribe and she befriends a girl called Kanawha; the Indian chief banishes Maclean and Cat settles in with the ship, but deep down she wants to return home. Cat soon discovers. Enraged, Cat rides to Philadelphia, to a meeting discussing sending a search party out for her, she revels Dixon's treacherous deceit and he is disowned by Frank. Frank summons up enough courage to ask Cat to dance, Lizzie gives birth to her and Johnny's first child, Cat's god-daughter and, named after her, Catherine Elizabeth Fitzroy

Tacca integrifolia

Tacca integrifolia, the white batflower, is a species of flowering plant in the yam family, native to tropical and subtropical rainforests of Central Asia. It was first described by the English botanist John Bellenden Ker Gawler in 1812. Tacca integrifolia is a herb growing from a cylindrical rhizome; the leaf blades are borne on long stems and are oblong-elliptical to oblong-lanceolate, some 50 by 20 cm, with tapering bases and slender pointed tips. The flower scape is about 55 cm long and is topped with a pair of involucral bracts and erect, white with mauve venation. Among the individual nodding flowers, which are arranged in an umbel, are further long, filiform bracts; the perianth of each flower is tubular and purplish-black, 1 to 2 cm long, with two whorls of three perianth lobes, the outer three narrowly oblong and the inner three broadly obovate. The fruits are fleshy berries some 2 cm long, the seeds, which have six longitudinal ridges, have the remains of the perianth lobes still attached.

The species is native to hilly regions of subtropical central Asia. It is known from Pakistan, eastern India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and eastern China, it grows in the understorey of humid rainforests. The stamens are attached to the tube of the perianth in a helmet-like manner and, with the flat-topped stigma lobes, may form an insect trap. After pollination, the scape bends over and the developing fruits rest on the ground; the fleshy fruits are a dull colour with soft jelly-like pulp, it is possible that the seeds are dispersed by rodents and other small mammals as they feed on the fruits. Media related to Tacca integrifolia at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Tacca integrifolia at Wikispecies


Remigen is a municipality in the district of Brugg in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland. In Roman times the road between Augusta Raurica and Vindonissa led over the Bözberg, although it was further north than the present-day route, from Effingen via Remigen to Stilli; the village is first recorded in 1064 as part of the domain of Rein, which belonged to the Benedictine monastery of Murbach in Alsace. Domain meant lordship of land covering a larger district. Remigen is first mentioned in 1227 as Raemingen. In the 13th century the Habsburgs consolidated their lordship rights in the district around Brugg in the court of Bözberg; this included about 9 present-day parishes in the area, in all of which the Habsburgs had legal jurisdiction of various kinds. In 1291 the domain of Rein was purchased by King Rudolf I of Habsburg, thus the most significant landowner in the area as well as the most senior judge. In 1345 Queen Agnes of Hungary gifted the domain to the convent of the Poor Clares in Wittichen in the Black Forest.

In 1460 the city of Bern conquered the district west of the Aare river, but made no change to the rights of the convent. However, in 1528 the Catholic nuns had to submit to the introduction of the Protestant Reformation. In 1544 the convent sold the domain to Count Hartmann of Hallwyl. In 1566 the jurisdiction of the court at Bözberg was subdivided, from on the domain's legal cases were heard at the neighbouring village of Stilli. Between 1588 and 1599 the town of Brugg acquired two-thirds of the domain, the city of Bern the remaining one-third. In March 1798 the French conquered Switzerland, took away the powers of the merciful Lords of Bern, proclaimed the Helvetic Republic; the domain of Rein became part of the newly formed canton of Aargau. In 1799 the front line of the Napoleonic Wars ran through the middle of the lower Aar valley, there were several French Army encampments in the area; the inhabitants of the local villages suffered great penury due to the army's requisitioning and plundering.

In 1803 the domain was dissolved, each village gained parish status. Remigen had a agricultural character until well into the 20th century; the population remained at around 500 until 1970, but has doubled since then: there was much building, Remigen developed into a dormitory town. It lies about 2 miles NNW of Brugg, at a transition point between two areas of the Jura, in the North-west corner of the plain of Rüfenach; however the parish only extends as far as the steep southern slope: the extensive neighbouring 2,000 ft high plateau belongs to Villigen. The southern slope of the Geissberg is a perfect location for a vineyard. To the west stretch two valleys separated by the Bützeberg; the northern of the two valleys leads to a pass leading to the Rhine valley. The southern valley leads in the direction of the Mönthal valley; the extreme westerly point of the parish is the Burghalde. The height ranges from 1,200 ft to 2,300 ft. Remigen has an area, as of 2009, of 7.87 square kilometers. Of this area, 2.87 square kilometers or 36.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 4.44 square kilometers or 56.4% is forested.

Of the rest of the land, 0.56 square kilometers or 7.1% is settled, 0.01 km2 or 0.1% is either rivers or lakes and 0.03 km2 or 0.4% is unproductive land. Of the built up area and buildings made up 2.4% and transportation infrastructure made up 3.3%. 54.8% of the total land area is forested and 1.7% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 23.0% is used for growing crops and 8.5% is pastures, while 5.0% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality streams. Of the unproductive areas, and; the blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Gules an Ibex salient Argent on Coupeaux Vert. They originated from one of the Lords of Remigen; these arms first appeared on the official seal in 1750. Remigen has a population of 1,135 As of June 2009, 13.2% of the population are foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of -5%. Most of the population speaks German, with Albanian being third; the age distribution, as of 2008, in Remigen is.

Of the adult population, 152 people or 14.8 % of the population are between 29 years old. 113 people or 11.0% are between 30 and 39, 147 people or 14.3% are between 40 and 49, 197 people or 19.2% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 123 people or 12.0% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 57 people or 5.6% are between 70 and 79, there are 26 people or 2.5% who are between 80 and 89, there are 5 people or 0.5% who are 90 and older. As of 2000, there were 30 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 148 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, 189 homes with 5 or more persons in the household; the average number of people per household was 2.76 individuals. In 2008 there were 204 single family homes out of a total of apartments. There were a total of 7 empty apartments for a 1.6% vacancy rate. As of 2007, the construction rate of new housing units was 1 new units per 1000 residents. In Remigen about 80.6% of the population have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education.

Of the school age population, there are 76 students attending p