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Anniston, Alabama

Anniston is the county seat of Calhoun County in Alabama and is one of two urban centers/principal cities of and included in the Anniston-Oxford Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 23,106. According to 2018 Census estimates, the city had a population of 21,569. Named "The Model City" by Atlanta newspaperman Henry W. Grady for its careful planning in the late 19th century, the city is situated on the slope of Blue Mountain. Along with Selma, Alabama, it ranks as one of the top cities by most violent crimes in the United States, according to FBI data. Though the surrounding area was settled much earlier, the mineral resources in the area of Anniston were not exploited until the Civil War; the Confederate States of America operated an iron furnace near present-day downtown Anniston, until it was destroyed by raiding Union cavalry in early 1865. Cast iron for sewer systems became the focus of Anniston's industrial output. Cast iron pipe called soil pipe, was popular until the advent of plastic pipe in the 1960s.

In 1872, the Woodstock Iron Company, organized by Samuel Noble and Union Gen. Daniel Tyler, rebuilt the furnace on a much larger scale, started a planned community named Woodstock, soon renamed "Annie's Town" for Annie Scott Tyler, Daniel's daughter-in-law and wife of railroad president Alfred L. Tyler. Anniston was chartered as a town in 1873. Though the roots of the town's economy were in iron and clay pipe, planners touted it as a health resort, several hotels began operating. Schools appeared, including the Noble Institute, a school for girls established in 1886, the Alabama Presbyterian College for Men, founded in 1905. Careful planning and easy access to rail transportation helped make Anniston the fifth largest city in the state from the 1890s to the 1950s. In 1917, at the start of World War I, the United States Army established a training camp at Fort McClellan. On the other side of town, the Anniston Army Depot opened during World War II as a major weapons storage and maintenance site, a role it continues to serve as munitions-incineration progresses.

Most of the site of Fort McClellan was incorporated into Anniston in the late 1990s, the Army closed the fort in 1999 following the Base Realignment and Closure round of 1995. Anniston was the center of national controversy in 1961 when a mob bombed a bus filled with civilian Freedom Riders during the American Civil Rights Movement; as two Freedom buses were setting out to travel the south in protest of their civil rights following the Supreme Court case saying bus segregation was unconstitutional, one headed to Anniston, one to Birmingham, before finishing in New Orleans. The Freedom Riders were riding an integrated bus to protest Alabama's Jim Crow segregation laws that denied African Americans their civil rights. One of the buses was attacked and firebombed by a mob outside Anniston on Mother's Day, May 14, 1961. Prior to the bus being firebombed, attackers broke windows, slashed tires, using metal pipes, clubs and crowbars, before the police came to escort the bus away; the bus was forced to a stop just outside of Anniston, in front of Forsyth and Sons grocery, by more mob members.

As more windows were broken, rocks and a firebomb were thrown into the bus. As the bus burned, the mob held. An exploding fuel tank caused the mob to retreat; the riders were viciously beaten as they tried to flee, where warning shots fired into the air by highway patrolmen prevented the riders from being lynched on the spot. A 12-year-old girl, Janie Forsyth, set out against the mob with a bucket of water and cups to help the Riders, first tending to the one who had looked like her own nanny. Forsyth and Son grocery is located along Alabama Highway 202 about 5 miles west of downtown; the site today is home to a historic marker and was designated Freedom Riders National Monument by President Barack Obama in January 2017. In response to the violence, the city formed a bi-racial Human Relations Council made up of prominent white business and religious leaders, but when they attempted to integrate the "whites-only" public library on Sunday afternoon, September 15, 1963, further violence ensued and two black ministers, N.

Q. Reynolds and Bob McClain, were beaten by a mob; the HRC chairman, white Presbyterian minister Rev. Phil Noble, worked with an elder of his church, Anniston City Commissioner Miller Sproull, to avoid KKK mob domination of the city. In a telephone conference with President John F. Kennedy, the President informed the HRC that after the Birmingham church bombing he had stationed additional federal troops at Fort McClellan. On September 16, 1963, with city police present and Sproull escorted black ministers into the library. In February 1964, Anniston Hardware, owned by the Sproull family, was bombed in retaliation for Commissioner Sproull's integration efforts. On the night of July 15, 1965, a white racist rally was held in Anniston, after which Willie Brewster, a black foundry worker, was shot and killed while driving home from work. A $20,000 reward was raised by Anniston civic leaders, resulted in the apprehension and conviction of the accused killer, Damon Strange, who worked for a leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

Historian Taylor Branch called the conviction of Damon Strange a "breakthrough verdict" on p. 391 of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, At Canaan's Edge. Strange was convicted by an all-white Calhoun County jury to the surprise of many people, including civil rights leaders who had planned to protest an acquittal; this was the first conviction of a white person for kill

Azhagi (TV series)

Azhagi is an Indian Tamil-language television soap opera that aired Monday through Friday on Sun TV from 10 October 2011 to 4 March 2016 for 1101 episodes. The show starred Viji Chandrasekhar, Kamal Deep and Ilavarasan among others, it was produced by Vikatan Televistas Pvt Ltd and director by V. C Ravi, A. Jawahar, E. Vikramadhithan and M. Iniyan Dinesh; the series has been remade into Telugu language as Amma broadcast on Gemini TV, Malayalam language as Amma Manasam broadcast on Surya TV. Azhagi is the story of Sundari. A 40-year-old widow, who has struggled for the last 20 years with the sole aim of bringing up her children all by herself; the story underscores how these vulnerable yet resilient widow battles the hardships life throws at her. It was written by famous lyricist Yugabharathi, composed by the famous music director Kiran, it was sung by Haricharan with the right feel. The series was directed by V. C Ravi, A. Jawahar E. Vikramadhithan and M. Iniyan Dinesh, it was produced by Vikatan Televistas Pvt Ltd, along with the production crew of 1998-2018 20 years, Sun TV Serials Akshaya, Ambigai Anandha Bhavan, Gokulam veedu, Amma, Kolangal, Thendral, Thirumathi Selvam.

The series has been remade into Telugu language as Amma broadcast on Gemini TV and Malayalam language as Amma Manasam broadcast on Surya TV. List of programs broadcast by Sun TV Vikatan TV on YouTube Official Website Sun TV on YouTube Sun TV Network Sun Group

Yoko Minamino

Yoko Minamino is a Japanese actress and singer. She graduated from Horikoshi High School, she played Saki Asamiya in the second season of the live action Sukeban Deka TV series replacing fellow idol star Yuki Saitō. She is employed by the K Dash Group talent agency, she has worked for the S1 Company, Southern Field, Sweet Basil talent agencies. While attending the private Shoin High School in Kobe, Minamino passed an audition in 1982. During the summer of her second year of high school, she moved to Tokyo where she attended Horikoshi High School along with fellow entertainers Miharu Morina and Minako Honda. Minamino and Honda met. Minamino made her debut television role in 1984 in Meimon Shiritsu Jōshi Kōkō, she began working for the talent agency S1 Company at this time. Despite being a unknown face in Japanese entertainment, Minamino was given an unusually large number of photos in a seinen manga magazine; this led to her being cast in 1985 in the role of Saki Asamiya in the second season of Fuji TV's Sukeban Deka, a popular live action TV series about a juvenile delinquent being forced to go undercover for the police in a high school known for its rough gangs.

This role made Minamino an instant star, many phrases from this season became fashionable. She was nominated at the 11th Annual Japan Academy Prize event as "Rookie of the Year" for her performance in the movie version released in 1987, her "Saki Asamiya" character was used in a wide range of adverts. She made her singing debut on 1985-06-23 with her song Hazukashi Sugite. Along with Shizuka Kudo, Miho Nakayama, Yui Asaka, Minamino was considered one of the Four Divas of the time until she temporarily suspended her career in 1992. In 1988 she played two roles, including the starring role, in the Taiga drama Takeda Shingen; that same year, she reached the number one spot for sales of publicity photo shots sold, setting a new record. Minamino was honored by the country of Grenada when they issued postage stamps featuring two different head shots. In 1989, Minamino switched talent agencies, moving from S1 Company to the private Southern Field agency. In the 1992 film Kantsubaki, she made her first nude appearance followed by her second in Watashi o Daite, Soshite Kiss-shite that same year.

Minamino was nominated for the 16th Annual Japan Academy Prize for "Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role" for her performances in both of these films. Minamino has appeared in interviews and photo shoots in Shueisha's Weekly Playboy magazine since 1984. In the 1989-08-01 issue, she appeared on the cover. Singles marked with "※" reached No. 1 on Oricon chart. Sources: The majority of albums released after 1991 are "Best of" albums. Sources: Minamino has performed the theme songs for multiple television series and movies, her music has been used in many commercials. Following is a list of some of them. Tokimeki, Kudasai First Concert Nanno Club Summer Concert From Summer Concert Colorful Ave. Etu du Cinema Yoko Minamino Summer Concert'88 Omoi no Mama ni: Yoko Minamino Summer Concert'89 Just Sweet Love Abend Toki no Nagare ni: The Last Day of Tour 1991 in Sunplaza Hall by Yoko Minamino Dear My Best Nanno DVD Box Yōko o Hitorijime... Sukeban Deka II Shashinshū Eiga Sukeban Deka Shashinshū: Ai no Sailor-fuku Senshi Ki no Mama Tenshi Fūrai My Dear Great Flowers Tsukiyo no Kushami Official agency profile Yoko Minamino at Anime News Network's encyclopedia

Tim (given name)

Tim is a given name. Notable persons with that name include: Tim Berners-Lee, English founder of the World-Wide Web Tim Harford, English economist author and popularizer of economics Tim de Zeeuw, Dutch astronomer Tim Allen born 1953, American actor and comedian Tim Brooke-Taylor, English actor Tim Burton, American filmmaker and writer Tim Conway, American actor and comedian Tim Curry, English actor Tim Daly, American actor Tim Holt, American actor Tim Mälzer, German television chef Tim Meadows, American actor and comedian Tim Moore, American actor and comedian Tim Robbins, American actor Tim Roth, English actor Tim Van Patten, American director, actor and producer Tim, popular K-pop solo singer Tim Armstrong, punk rock musician Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, Swedish DJ, record producer Tim Braun, percussionist for American red dirt metal ensemble Texas Hippie Coalition Tim Maia, stage name of Sebastião Rodrigues Maia, Brazilian singer-songwriter and businessman Tim McGraw, American country singer Tim McIlrath, American singer Tim Rice, English lyricist Timati, Russian hip-hop singer Timbaland, American musician and musical producer Tiny Tim, American singer, ukulele player, musical archivist Tim Farron, British politician Tim Kaine, American politician Tim Pawlenty, American politician and former governor of Minnesota Tim Boyle, American football player Tim Cowan, American football player Tim Daniel, American football player Tim Gilligan, American football player Tim Levcik, American football player Tim Riordan, American football player Tim Settle, American football player Tim Simpson, American football player Tim Tebow, American football player Tim Williams, American football player Tim Atherton, Australian baseball player Tim Hudson, American baseball player Tim Kennelly, Australian professional baseball player Tim Lincecum, American baseball player Tim Wakefield, American baseball player Tim Duncan, American basketball coach and player Tim Floyd, American basketball coach Tim Frick, Canadian wheelchair basketball coach Tim Hardaway, American basketball player Tim Hardaway Jr.

American basketball player Tim Legler, American basketball player and commentator Tim Thomas, American basketball player Tim Borowski, German footballer Tim Cahill, Australian footballer Tim de Cler, Dutch footballer Tim Hoogland, German footballer Tim Howard, American footballer Tim Krul, Dutch footballer Tim Matavž, Slovenian footballer Tim Ream, American footballer Tim Wiese, German footballer Tim, Brazilian footballer and manager Tim Browne, Australian Rugby League player Tim Grant, Australian Rugby League player Tim Lafai, Samoan Rugby League player Tim Mannah, Australian Rugby League player Tim Moltzen, Australian Rugby League player Tim Simona, New Zealand Rugby League player Tim Visser, Dutch rugby union player Tim Henman, English tennis player Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player and restaurant businessman Tim Mayotte, American tennis player Tim Veldt, Dutch track cyclist Tim Wellens, Belgian racing cyclist Tim Cook, American businessman, CEO of Apple Inc Tim Harris, multiple people Tim Kretschmer, German spree killer who perpetrated the 2009 Winnenden school shooting Tim LaHaye, American author and evangelical minister Tim Krabbé, Dutch journalist and chess writer Tim McVeigh, American mass murderer who perpetrated the Oklahoma City bombing Tim Russert, American television journalist Tim Steiner, British businessman, CEO of Ocado Timmy Timo Timothy


Harbortouch is a leading point-of-sale company, an American provider of touch-screen point-of-sale systems as well as payment and transaction processing services. Located in Pennsylvania, Harbortouch handles the merchant accounts for over 150,000 merchant locations and processing in excess of $13 billion annually; the company is one of four restaurant POS brands owned by Shift4 Payments, LLC. Harbortouch was founded as United Bank Card in 1999 by Jared Isaacman in the basement of his family's house when he was 16 years old. Isaacman has been recognized as one of "America's Best Entrepreneurs" by BusinessWeek Magazine and "30 Entrepreneurs Under 30" by Inc. Magazine. Isaacman was named as a finalist for the Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" award for 2006, 2007 and 2008 and was the youngest person named on the list of "Industry Leaders" by the credit card industry's leading publication, The Green Sheet; the company is credited with introducing the first "free credit card terminal program" in 2004, a business model, now standard in the processing industry.

The company is a six-time Inc. 500/5000 honoree, was listed on Deloitte's 2008 "Technology Fast 50" list. Additionally, Harbortouch was named a gold winner by the 2012 Golden Bridge Awards, a silver winner by the 2012 Best in Biz Awards and a bronze winner by the 2012 American Business Awards. Most in 2013 they again were named a gold winner by the Golden Bridge Awards, again silver in the Best Biz Awards for 2013. Harbortouch provides payment processing services for many electronic payment methods, such as credit cards, debit cards, gift cards and loyalty cards; the company offers various merchant services such as check services and cash advances and multiple online merchant services and processing options. First launched in early 2008, Harbortouch started as a division of United Bank Card, but since 2012 has become the d/b/a name of the entire company. Harbortouch is a supplier of point-of-sale products, distributed through Independent Sales Offices. In 2011, the company launched a POS system program which allows merchants to obtain a Harbortouch POS system with a monthly service fee and quarterly software support fee required.

This program has become the flagship product of the company since the d/b/a name change in 2012. Harbortouch hires independently contracted sales agents to resell its merchant account services; this business model has resulted in numerous complaints..

Bob Actually

"Bob Actually" is the ninth episode of the seventh season of the American animated television series Bob's Burgers, the 116th episode overall. It was written by Steven Davis and Kelvin Yu, directed by Chris Song. Stephanie Beatriz, Daniel Van Kirk, Gabrielle Sanalitro, Brooke Dillman guest star; the episode aired on February 12, 2017. On Valentine's Day, Regular Sized Rudy asks Louise if she will be at the cafeteria during lunch, which she affirms, he buys a bouquet of "love weeds" from Zeke, concerning Louise that he could be in love with her. During lunch Rudy requests her to give a card to Chloe Barbash. Louise agrees to do so feeling relieved that he is in love with someone else; when Rudy shows Louise the note he got from Chloe, Louise realizes that Chloe just uses him for quiz answers. Louise calls Chloe out about it, tries to get her to kiss Rudy, which Chloe refuses to do. Louise explains to Rudy that Chloe is not before kissing him herself. Louise demands he keep the kiss secret. Meanwhile, Tina Belcher has struggled with diarrhea after winning a chili eating contest with her siblings the evening before, thus can not participate in the "sky kiss" with Jimmy Pesto Jr, in which they would kiss while bouncing on a trampoline.

She finds a pair of stilts, with the plan to kiss Jimmy Jr.. Gene bonds with the cafeteria substitute kitchen lady, helps her make chocolate for her boyfriend Francesco. Bob has not gotten a present for Linda, so Teddy offers to help; the two take a hip hop dance class, subsequently convince the instructor to perform with them in front of the restaurant, as Bob's gift to Linda. Alasdair Wilkins from The A. V. Club gave the episode an "A" and wrote that the "sequence pays off Tina and Jimmy Jr.’s now official romance with one hell of a Valentine’s Day kiss, gives Bob and Linda a sweet moment after the silly hip-hop dance gift, lets a few of the town’s other assorted weirdos get in some of their own canoodling… oh, that’s right, just goes ahead and makes Louise and Regular-Sized Rudy a real, honest-to-goodness thing, something I’ve been calling for since I started reviewing the show." About Louise and Regular Sized Rudy he added that the "show has teased something between these two—at least in the sense that Louise had never purposefully tried to kill or otherwise harm Rudy, which counts as a serious soft spot by her standards—since their museum-exploring, train-robbing early days.

Yet for all my jokes about it, the show has never suggested a romance before, which makes it all the more impressive how they commit to the idea once it’s out there. The episode cleverly subverts Louise’s—and at least some of the audience’s—expectations by having Rudy carry a torch for someone else, which lets Louise move from weird, bad feelings like attraction and love and into much clearer, easier emotions like jealousy and rage."Bob Actually won a Primetime Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Animated Program. It is the show's second Primetime Emmy Award after the episode Mazel-Tina won in 2014. Bob Actually on IMDb