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Alexandria, Alabama

Alexandria is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Calhoun County, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 3,917, it is included in the Anniston -- Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. Alexandria is located near the center of Calhoun County at 33°45′57″N 85°53′3″W, it is bordered to the south by the Saks CDP. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the Alexandria CDP has a total area of 11.1 square miles, of which 0.012 square miles, or 0.11%, is water. Alexandria first appeared as an incorporated town on the 1880 U. S. Census, though no date of incorporation was mentioned and it did not appear again as a town after that census, it would not appear separately on the census again until it was made a census-designated place in 2000. The precinct was named Alexandria and first appeared on the 1870 U. S. Census; as of the census of 2010, there were 3,917 people, 1,505 households, 1,150 families residing in Alexandria. The population density was 352 people per square mile.

There were 1,599 housing units at an average density of 143.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the community was 87.4% White, 10.2% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, 0.8% from two or more races. 0.9 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 1,505 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.6% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.99. The population is spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median income for a household in Alexandria was $41,324, the median income for a family was $66,061. Males had a median income of $47,788 versus $30,294 for females; the per capita income for the community was $21,647. About 19.8% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.7% of those under age 18 and 16.2% of those age 65 or over. The beat containing Alexandria first appeared on the 1870 U. S. Census as Alexandria-2nd Beat of Calhoun County, it continued to report as the 2nd precinct until 1950. In 1960, the precincts were merged and/or reorganized into census divisions and it was renamed the Websters Chapel/Alexandria Valley Census Division. In 2010, it was renamed Alexandria-Websters Chapel. There are three public schools located in the community: Alexandria High School Alexandria Elementary School Alexandria Middle SchoolAll three schools are part of the Calhoun County School System. Intercity bus service is provided by Greyhound Lines. Though not incorporated, Alexandria is a growing community.

There are a number of restaurants and stores on US 431 within this area, including a grocery store at the intersection with State Route 144. The Battle of Tallasseehatchee was fought in 1813, when Andrew Jackson sent General John Coffee with 900 dragoons to attack the Red Stick Creek Indians, 3.2 miles north of Alexandria. Legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett participated in the ensuing massacre, where 180 warriors were killed. T. J. Heath, NFL cornerback John Pelham, artillery officer who served with the Confederate cavalry under J. E. B. Stuart during the American Civil War

Giant Orange

Giant Orange is the third studio album by rock group Cheap Girls, released on February 21, 2012. It was the first release for the band after signing with Rise Records and is available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download; the album was produced by Laura Jane Grace of American punk rock band Against Me! and was the first time the band worked with a producer. With the exception of tambourine, the album was recorded using only guitar, bass and vocals; the track "Gone All Summer" is the introduction music on Kyle Kinane's "Whiskey Icarus" stand-up comedy special released on CD and DVD. Recording for the album began on October 2011, at Total Trebel Studio in Elkton, Florida, it was the first album recorded at the studio, converted from an old post office. The album was released on February 21, 2012, it debuted at number 49 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart. "Ruby" was released for digital download on January 2012, as the first single from the album. Giant Orange received positive reviews from music critics.

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 70, based on 6 reviews, indicating "generally favorable" feedback. Chrysta Cherrie of AllMusic rated the album three and a half out of five stars, writing that "its bold catchiness will keep listeners engaged, from the major chord melody and mid-'90s Merge Records grit of opener "Gone All Summer," to the ringing guitar and back-and-forth harmonies of "Mercy-Go-Round." Credits are adapted from AllMusic

Esports at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games – Mobile Legends tournament

The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournament for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games were held on December 5 to 8 at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan, Metro Manila. The tournament consisted of a two-bracket playoff round; the Philippines clinched the gold medal winning over Indonesia in the grand finals. Nine teams from nine nations participated at the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournament of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Team Diversity Helheim Team Indonesia Team Laos Team Bosskur Eksdi Fallen Sibol EVOS Esports IDONOTSLEEP Esports VEC Fantasy Main Source:One Esport Source:One Esport SemifinalsFinals – Bronze medal Finals

Gianna D'Angelo

Gianna D'Angelo was an American coloratura soprano active in the 1950s and 1960s. Born Jane Angelovich in Hartford, she studied first at The Juilliard School in New York City with Giuseppe De Luca. In the early 1950s, she moved to Venice, where she became a pupil of Toti Dal Monte, who advised her to italianize her name, she made her debut in 1954 at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome as Gilda in Rigoletto, a role she would remain associated with throughout her career. She was invited at all the major opera houses of Italy, Florence, Trieste, Milan, etc, she made appearances at the Paris Opéra and the Glyndebourne Festival as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia and at the Edinburgh Festival as Norina in Don Pasquale. She made her American debut at the Cosmopolitan Opera in San Francisco, in March 1959, in the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor, at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, on April 5, 1961 as Gilda, remained there for eight seasons, appearing in roles such as: Lucia, Rosina, Zerbinetta, the Queen of the Night.

She appeared in Philadelphia, New Orleans, etc. D'Angelo made few commercial recordings; the most notable was Musetta in La bohème with Renata Tebaldi, Carlo Bergonzi and Ettore Bastianini under Tullio Serafin, recorded in 1959 in Rome. Other recordings include Il barbiere di Siviglia and Rigoletto both with baritone Renato Capecchi, as well as the doll Olympia in Les contes d'Hoffmann, opposite Nicolai Gedda. A live performance of I puritani from Trieste in 1966, has been released on DVD. After retiring from singing, she became a voice teacher at the Jacobs School of Music, where she remained from 1970 until 1997, she died on December 27, 2013, at the age of 84, at Lawyers Glen Assisted Living in Mint Hill, North Carolina. The Metropolitan Opera Encyclopedia, edited by David Hamilton. ISBN 0-671-61732-X Hardy Classic Video Biography

Andrew Murtha

Andrew Murtha is an Australian short track speed skater who competed in the 1992 Winter Olympics and in the 1994 Winter Olympics. In 1991, Murtha was part of the Australian quartet that won the 5,000 m relay at the World Championships in 1991 in Sydney, it was the first time. Australia's short track relay team went into the 1992 Olympics as world champions, but the team crashed in the semi-finals; the Australians were in third place. Murtha and his teammates finished seventh overall. Murtha competed in the individual 1,000 metre event along with Nizielski and finished 19th out of 27 competitors. In 1994, Murtha was part of the short track relay team won Australia's first Winter Olympic medal, a bronze, they scraped into the four-team final after edging out Japan and New Zealand to finish second in their semi-final. They adopted a plan of staying on their feet as first priority, remaining undisqualified and beating at least one of the other three finalists. During the race, the Canadians fell and lost significant time, meaning that Australia would win their first medal if they raced conservatively and avoided a crash.

Late in the race, Nizielski was fighting with his American counterpart for track position for the silver medal, but took the safe option and yielded, mindful of the lost opportunity following the crash in Albertville. Thus Murtha, Kieran Hansen and Steven Bradbury became Australia's first Winter Olympics medallists. Murtha did not compete in the individual events in 1994, as his three teammates were preferred instead. In 1998, Murtha attended the Olympics as the section manager of Australia's short track team; the remaining three members of the Lillehammer relay team, Bradbury and Hansen, returned with new teammate Richard Goerlitz, there were hopes that they could repeat their Lillehammer performance. However, in their qualifying race, they placed third in a time of 7 m 11.691 s and missed the final by one place though they had been two seconds faster than their medal-winning performance in 1994. They completed the course four seconds slower in the B final and came last in the race, thus last out of eight teams overall.

Bradbury was the only Australian entered into the individual events and he came 19th and 21st out of 30 in the two races. In his early years and Hansen learned to skate at the Blacktown Ice Racing Club, in the outer western working-class suburb of Blacktown. Hansen's mother Helen said "These boys are pure western suburbs – kids with a one-track mind", attributing their success to their determination. During his career, Murtha trained at Canterbury Olympic Rink, in the western Sydney suburb of Canterbury, New South Wales, his training colleagues included Winter Olympic figure skaters Steven and Danielle Carr. Murtha supported himself by working for the City of Canterbury local government association. In 2008, a plaque in honour of Murtha was unveiled by the City of Canterbury. In 1991 and 1994, the years that Australia won medals in the short track relay, Murtha was named by the City of Blacktown as their Sportsperson of the Year. Andrews, Malcolm. Australia at the Olympic Games. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

ISBN 0-7333-0884-8. Gordon, Harry. Australia and the Olympic Games. University of Queensland. ISBN 0-7022-2627-0. Gordon, Harry; the time of our lives: inside the Sydney Olympics: Australia and the Olympic Games 1994–2002. University of Queensland. ISBN 0-7022-3412-5. McAvaney, Bruce; the Sportsworld Year 2. Text Publishing. ISBN 1-86372-010-3; the Compendium: Official Australian Olympic Statistics 1896–2002. Australian Olympic Committee. ISBN 0-7022-3425-7. Evans, Hilary. "Andrew Murtha". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC

Find the Answer

"Find the Answer" is the 54th single by Japanese boy band Arashi. It was released on February 2018 under their record label J Storm. "Find the Answer" was used as the theme song for television drama 99.9 Keiji Senmon Bengoshi — Season II starring member Jun Matsumoto. "Find the Answer" was released in two editions: a limited edition and a regular edition. The first-run limited edition was a CD containing two songs and a karaoke track of the B-side song, a DVD containing the music video and making of "Find the Answer"; the regular edition contains four songs. "Find the Answer" is used as the theme song for the television drama 99.9 Keiji Senmon Bengoshi — Season II, starring member Jun Matsumoto, first broadcast on January 14, 2018. The song debuted first at the ending credits of the first broadcast of the drama. Just like the previous song used for the first season of the drama, "Find the Answer" includes an "enveloping tenderness" that describes Matsumoto's character in the drama who when facing the most difficult cases, "will push forward in belief of a 0.1 percent possibility".

The song was described as simple and with an upbeat tempo. The fourth track of the regular edition, titled "Shiro ga Mau" was used as the theme song for the Nippon Television network's coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, which featured member Sho Sakurai as the main newscaster. Following "Power of the Paradise", this is the seventh time the group has provided the theme song for NTV's news coverage for Summer and Winter Olympic Games; the song is described as powerful, yet filled with tenderness to inspire courage for the athletes who continue to step up to challenges. Product information at the official website