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Akron, Ohio

Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U. S. is the county seat of Summit County. It is located on the western edge of the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau, about 30 miles south of Cleveland; as of the 2018 Census estimate, the city proper had a total population of 198,006, making it the 119th-largest city in the United States. The Greater Akron area, covering Summit and Portage counties, had an estimated population of 703,505; the city was founded in 1825 by Simon Perkins and Paul Williams, along the Little Cuyahoga River at the summit of the developing Ohio and Erie Canal. The name is derived from the Greek word signifying high point, it was renamed South Akron after Eliakim Crosby founded nearby North Akron in 1833, until both merged into an incorporated village in 1836. In the 1910s, Akron doubled in population. A long history of rubber and tire manufacturing, carried on today by Goodyear Tire, gave Akron the nickname "Rubber Capital of the World", it was once known as a center of airship development.

Today, its economy includes manufacturing, education and biomedical research. Notable historic events in Akron include the passage of the Akron School Law of 1847, which created the K–12 system. A racially diverse city, it has seen noted racial relations speeches by Sojourner Truth in 1851 — the Ain't I A Woman? Speech. Du Bois in 1920. In 1914, Marcus Garvey founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Akron. Episodes of major civil unrest in Akron have included the riot of 1900, rubber strike of 1936, the Wooster Avenue riots of 1968. In 1811, Paul Williams settled near the corner of what is now Broadway, he suggested to General Simon Perkins, surveyor of the Connecticut Land Company's Connecticut Western Reserve, that they found a town at the summit of the developing Ohio and Erie Canal. The name is adapted from meaning summit or high point, it was laid out in December 1825, where the south part of the downtown Akron neighborhood sits today. Irish laborers working on the Ohio Canal built about 100 cabins nearby.

After Eliakim Crosby founded "North Akron" in the northern portion of what is now downtown Akron in 1833, "South" was added to Akron's name until about three years when the two were merged and became an incorporated village in 1836. In 1840, Summit County formed from portions of Portage and Stark Counties. Akron replaced Cuyahoga Falls as its county seat a year and opened a canal connecting to Beaver, helping give birth to the stoneware, sewer pipe, fishing tackle, farming equipment industries. In 1844, abolitionist John Brown moved into the John Brown House across the street from business partner Colonel Simon Perkins, who lived in the Perkins Stone Mansion; the Akron School Law of 1847 founded the city's public schools and created the K–12 grade school system, used in every U. S. state. The city's first school is now a museum on Broadway Street near the corner of Exchange; when the Ohio Women's Rights Convention came to Akron in 1851, Sojourner Truth extemporaneously delivered her speech named "Ain't I A Woman?", at the Universalist Old Stone Church.

In 1870, a local businessman associated with the church, John R. Buchtel, founded Buchtel College, which became the University of Akron in 1913. Ferdinand Schumacher bought a mill in 1856, the following decade mass-produced oat bars for the Union Army during the American Civil War. Akron incorporated as a city in 1865. Philanthropist Lewis Miller, Walter Blythe, architect Jacob Snyder designed the used Akron Plan, debuting it on Akron's First Methodist Episcopal Church in 1872. Numerous Congregational and Presbyterian churches built between the 1870s and World War I use it. In 1883, a local journalist began the modern toy industry by founding the Akron Toy Company. A year the first popular toy was mass-produced clay marbles made by Samuel C. Dyke at his shop where Lock 3 Park is now. Other popular inventions include rubber balloons, dolls, baby buggy bumpers, little brown jugs. In 1895, the first long-distance electric railway, the Akron and Cleveland Railroad, began service. On August 25, 1889, the Boston Daily Globe referred to Akron with the nickname "Summit City".

To help local police, the city deployed the first police car in the U. S. that ran on electricity. The Riot of 1900 saw assaults on city officials, two deaths, the destruction by fire of Columbia Hall and the Downtown Fire Station; the American trucking industry was birthed through Akron's Rubber Capital of the World era when the four major tire companies Goodrich Corporation, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, General Tire were headquartered in the city. The numerous jobs the rubber factories provided for deaf people led to Akron being nicknamed the "Crossroads of the Deaf". On Easter Sunday 1913, 9.55 inches of rain fell, causing floods that killed five people and destroyed the Ohio and Erie Canal system. From 1916 to 1920, 10,000 schoolgirls took part in the successful Akron Experiment, testing iodized salt to prevent goiter in what was known as the "Goiter Belt"; the Akron & National Marble

Tanuja Chandra

Tanuja Chandra is an Indian film director and writer. She co wrote the screenplay Yash Chopra's hit Dil To Pagal Hai and for directing woman-oriented films where the heroines are the main protagonists of her films, notably Dushman and Sangharsh. Chandra was born in Delhi, she is the sister of famous writer Vikram Chandra and film critic Anupama Chopra. Her mother is film writer Kamna Chandra. Chandra began her career in 1995 and made her directorial debut with the TV series Zameen Aasmaan |, starring Tanvi Azmi. In 1996, she directed another television serial along with Shabnam Sukhdev, called Mumkin. In 1997, she wrote the screenplay for Yash Chopra's Dil To Pagal Hai, a commercial success, she went on to collaborate with Mahesh Bhatt and wrote the screenplay for his critically acclaimed picture, Zakhm. She made her cinematic directorial debut with his Dushman in the same year; the movie, starring Kajol in the lead role, received critical praise and performed moderately well at the box office. Her next film, was produced by Mahesh Bhatt and starred Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta in leading roles.

Since Chandra has directed several films, many of which went unnoticed. Yet films like Sur – The Melody of Life and Film Star, which were directed and written by Chandra, won favourable reviews from critics and received praise for her work as a director and writer. Recent films were Zindaggi Rocks, starring Sushmita Sen. Chandra wrote the story and the screenplay for the film, her most recent film was Hope and a Little Sugar, was shot in English in the US. In early 2016, She directed a short film Silvat for Zee telefilms. Tanuja's latest released film is Qarib Qarib Singlle starring Irrfan Parvathy, she has been working on the development of a television show for Star which will begin production soon. A book titled "BIJNIS WOMEN" of short stories by her has just been published by Penguin Random House. Tanuja Chandra on IMDb Tanuja Chandra Filmography on Bollywood Hungama

Cartoon Heroes

"Cartoon Heroes" is a song by the Danish-Norwegian dance-pop group Aqua from their second studio album, Aquarius. The song was sent to radio stations worldwide on January 1, 2000, it was their first release anywhere for over 14 months due to the time spent touring the world and recording the second album. Although a commercial success, "Cartoon Heroes" failed to follow the success of earlier songs such as "Barbie Girl" and "Doctor Jones". In Denmark, the song debuted at number one and went on to become the best-selling single of 2000, with sales of 32,765 copies, it topped the charts of Italy and Spain and reached the top ten in at least nine other countries, including Belgium, Ireland and the United Kingdom. It found success in Australia, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland; the music video for this song was filmed in December 1999. It starts with an American newscaster reporting on broadcast that a one-eyed sea monster attacks the world prompting an SOS call for Aqua in space; the quartet wakes up in zero gravity and Søren pushes up the gravity lever.

They put on their hero suits and prepare to drive their spaceship to planet Earth where the sea monster is deep in the ocean. The quartet puts on their diving suits and they fight the sea monster they seek; the green slime that bursts out of the sea monster's defeat transmits to the ending where the triumphant quartet returns to the ship with Søren and Claus who's had their leg and arm injured and the ship goes to the surface. The video is said to be one of the most expensive music videos made costing $3.5 million to produce. European maxi CD "Cartoon Heroes" – 3:38 "Cartoon Heroes" – 6:22 "Cartoon Heroes" – 5:41 "Cartoon Heroes" – 7:53 "Cartoon Heroes" – 9:09Australian CD single "Cartoon Heroes" – 3:38 "Cartoon Heroes" – 6:28 "Cartoon Heroes" – 7:29Cartoon Heroes - 2017 "Cartoon Heroes" – 3:39 "Cartoon Heroes" – 4:07 "Cartoon Heroes" – 3:08 "Cartoon Heroes" – 4:19 "Cartoon Heroes" – 6:26 "Cartoon Heroes" – 6:31 "Cartoon Heroes" – 7:26 "Cartoon Heroes" – 7:57 "Cartoon Heroes" – 5:43 "Cartoon Heroes" – 9:12 "Cartoon Heroes" – 7:30 Aqua - Cartoon Heroes on YouTube Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics