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Blount County, Tennessee

Blount County is a county located in the U. S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 123,010, it had an estimated population of 131,349 in 2018. The county seat is Maryville, the county's largest city. Blount County is included in TN Metropolitan Statistical Area. What is today Blount County was for many thousands of years Indian territory, passed down to the Cherokee tribe that claimed the land upon the arrival of white settlers in the late 18th century. Shortly thereafter, on July 11, 1795, Blount County became the tenth county established in Tennessee, when the Territorial Legislature voted to split adjacent Knox and Jefferson counties; the new county was named for the governor of the Southwest Territory, William Blount, its county seat, was named for his wife Mary Grainger Blount. This establishment, did little to settle the differences between white immigrants and Cherokee natives, which was, for the most part, not accomplished until an 1819 treaty. Like a majority of East Tennessee counties, Blount County was opposed to secession on the eve of the Civil War.

In Tennessee's Ordinance of Secession referendum on June 8, 1861, Blount Countians voted against secession by a margin of 1,766 to 414. Residents of pro-Union Cades Cove and pro-Confederate Hazel Creek launched raids against one another during the war. Throughout its history the boundaries of Blount County have been altered numerous times, most notably in 1870 when a large swath of western Blount was split into Loudon and portions of other counties; the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1936, while not affecting the legal boundaries of Blount County, has impacted the use of southeastern Blount County. Blount County has been served by The Daily Times published in Maryville, since 1883. On July 2, 2015, a freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed. About 5,000 residents were displaced from their homes within a two-mile radius. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 567 square miles, of which 559 square miles is land and 7.8 square miles is water.

The southern part of Blount County is part of the Great Smoky Mountains, is protected by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The crest of the range forms the county's border with Swain County, North Carolina, includes Blount's highest point, 5,527-foot Thunderhead Mountain, the 4,949-foot Gregory Bald, a prominent grassy bald; the northern part of the county is part of the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians. The geologic boundary between the Blue Ridge and Ridge-and-Valley provinces runs along Chilhowee Mountain, a long and narrow ridge that stretches across the central part of the county. Much of Blount's topography is characterized by elongate ridges and rolling hills— known locally as "The Foothills"— which emanate outward from the Smokies range; the mountainous southern portion of Blount County is dotted by isolated valleys known as Appalachian coves. The best known of these valleys, Cades Cove, is one of the most visited sections of the national park, is noted for the remnants of the Appalachian community that occupied the cove prior to the park's formation, as well as an abundance of wildlife white-tailed deer.

Tuckaleechee Cove is occupied by the city of Townsend, Millers Cove is occupied by the community of Walland. This part of the county is home to two large caves: Tuckaleechee Caverns, a popular show cave, Bull Cave, which at 924 feet is the deepest in Tennessee; the Tennessee River forms part of Blount's border with Knox County to the northwest. This section of the Tennessee is part of Fort Loudoun Lake, an artificial lake created by the Tennessee Valley Authority; the Little Tennessee River, a tributary of the Tennessee, forms part of Blount's southern border with Monroe County, includes three artificial lakes: Tellico and Calderwood. Little River, another tributary of the Tennessee, flows northward from deep within the Smokies and traverses the central part of the county; the river's confluence with its Middle Prong forms a popular swimming area known as the "Townsend Wye,", located just inside the park south of Townsend. Great Smoky Mountains Chilhowee Mountain Thunderhead Mountain Gregory Bald Lake in the Sky Look Rock Fort Loudoun Lake Chilhowee Lake Little River Little Tennessee River Knox County, Tennessee - north Sevier County, Tennessee - east Swain County, North Carolina - south Graham County, North Carolina - southwest Monroe County, Tennessee - southwest Loudon County, Tennessee - west Appalachian Trail Foothills Parkway Great Smoky Mountains National Park Foothills Wildlife Management Area Sam Houston Schoolhouse Kyker Bottoms Refuge Tellico Lake Wildlife Management Area Whites Mill Refuge As of the census of 2000, there were 105,823 people, 42,667 households, 30,634 families residing in the county.

The population density was 190 people per square mile. There were 47,059 housing units at an average density of 84 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 94.73% White, 2.91% Black, 0.29% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, 0.99% from two or more races. 1.06 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 42,667 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.20% are classified

Textile management

Textile management is an interdisciplinary research subject where management issues in the textile and fashion industry are studied. Textile management can be described as studies of practices related to the textile and fashion industry, including studies of the organization and management of textile and fashion-related supply and demand chains, including design and product design, product development and manufacturing processes, procurement and logistics, market communication and merchandising, consumer analyses, consumer behaviour, sustainability etc; the reverse flow is addressed, the aim of, to recreate lost value, such as returns management, organization of recycling and reuse, etc. Researchers within Textile management have different backgrounds and the diversity mirrors the wide range of perspectives. Thus, Textile management is a multi- and interdisciplinary research area, i.e. a cluster of fields, which borrows different theoretical lenses and uses them in an applied setting. Researchers study different phenomenon, from entrepreneurship and innovation to integration of sustainability within the industry and local production of fashion.

The diversity is mirrored in used research methods and views of knowledge. Qualitative methods as well as quantitative methods; the discipline of Textile Management and related subjects is a word wide area of education that, along similar lines, focuses on the study of textile & fashion businesses and value chains and consumers. There are educations at both bachelor, master as well as Doctor of Philosophy levels in different countries such as Sweden, Romania, USA and UK

Pierre Andrew Rinfret

Pierre Andre "Pete" Rinfret was the founder of Rinfret-Boston Associates, an economic advisor to three American Presidents, the Republican candidate for Governor of New York in 1990. Rinfret was born in Canada, his father and the entire family emigrated to the United States from Canada on November 12, 1929. "We emigrated here. In Canada, the ultimate disgrace and he was forced out, socially, he did not know a depression was coming in the U. S. and no one else did either. And so he thought. Little did, he and all of us had gone from the frying pan into the fire!" A self-made man, he studied electrical engineering at the University of Maine, was drafted into the Army in 1944, where he served General George S. Patton in France and received the Bronze Star. Upon his return he received a MBA from New York University, spent two years in France as a Fulbright Scholar. Working in the finance industry, he rose to become chairman of Lionel D. Edie in 1965 before forming his own firm. Rinfret served as an economic adviser to Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon.

In 1972, he was a Nixon campaign spokesman, Nixon offered him a position on the Council of Economic Advisers and considered him for a cabinet post. He considered himself a professional financial analyst and foremost. "I am the most proud of... my 45 years of being a professional analyst of the U. S. and the world. I was always an icon breaker. I never was afraid to think for myself. More than not I went against the trend and the accepted wisdom, it got me into trouble quite but my entire career was built on it..." The Manhattan millionaire—by now styling himself as "Pete" Rinfret—agreed to become the Republican candidate in the 1990 gubernatorial election against Mario Cuomo at the request of former Tresury Secretary William Simon and state Senator Roy Goodman. Rinfret suffered when the Conservative Party of New York declined to cross endorse him and instead gave their support to Dr. Herbert London. Rinfret contended that the Republican party gave him little or no support, that there were several key members of the Republican party, supporting London and the Conservatives.

Mr. Cuomo went on to win the election with 53 percent, Mr. Rinfret 22 percent and the Conservative candidate, Herbert London, 21 percent. Had Mr. London won a larger percentage the Republican party would have lost the second line of New York State election ballots to the Conservatives. Pierre considered his run for governor as a moral victory. "Mario Cuomo was mentioned as a possible Presidential candidate, but after the run against us all that talk died since he won the election with a bare majority. We knocked him out of the Presidential box and out of NY politics, he beat two rank amateurs by the skin of his teeth! Few in the state realized the dire economic condition of the state until my campaign; the first budget that Mario Cuomo presented to the Legislature after he beat me was identical to the one I had proposed and, as the Albany commentators said, "You elect Mario and you get Pierre's budget" Rudy Giuliani beat Dinkins in the next election and the issue was the deteriorating state of New York City!

George Pataki beat Mario Cuomo in the next election on some of the grounds I had initiated, the deterioration in the state. The new head of the Republican party in New York said right after the election "We owe Pierre". Mario Cuomo said to my son Peter about a year ago and I quote, "Your father was far more perceptive than I was"." He qualified as a pilot in 2000, at age 76, died in 2006 at age 82. He had posted his recollections and impressions of people he had known from politics and business on a web site during his retirement, carried on a significant online correspondence with people from over twenty countries until just a few months before this death, he was attempting to create an'online memoir' of his life and experiences, from growing up in the Great Depression, to working with economists such as Milton Friedman and Alan Greenspan. "I first met Alan Greenspan in 1948 when I attended the New York University School of Commerce and Finance. At that time I was a junior in my studies and Alan was a sophomore.

I was the Senior Fellow in the Economics department and he wanted to get a fellowship in the Department.... " Governor: Pierre Rinfret Lieutenant Governor: George Yancey Comptroller: Edward Regan Attorney General: Bernard C. Smith Recollections of Famous People Memories of the Great Depression Pierre Rinfret's Campaign for NY Governor

Bradley Nowell

Bradley James Nowell was an American musician and the lead singer and guitarist of the ska punk band Sublime. Born and raised in the Belmont Shore neighborhood of Long Beach, Nowell developed an interest in music at a young age, his father took him on a trip to Jamaica during his childhood years, which exposed him to reggae and dancehall music. Nowell played in various bands until forming Sublime with bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh, whom he had met while attending California State University at Long Beach. In his lifetime, Sublime released the albums 40oz. to Freedom and Robbin' the Hood to critical and commercial success. Throughout the band's career, Nowell struggled with a worsening addiction to heroin, he became sober after his son Jakob was born, but relapsed and died of a heroin overdose in May 1996, aged 28, in a San Francisco hotel while Sublime was on tour. Sublime released their self-titled third album two months after Nowell's death, has subsequently released several compilation albums featuring the hundreds of songs he recorded throughout his life.

Nowell remains an influential figure of the 1990s alternative era in his legacy. Bradley Nowell and his sister, were born and raised in the Belmont Shore neighborhood of Long Beach, California to Jim and Nancy Nowell; as a child, he enjoyed surfing and sailing participating in boat races. Nowell became a difficult child and was hyperactive and disruptive, he was always testing just to see what he could get away with". After his parents' divorce when he was 10, Nowell's behavior worsened, his mother was awarded custody, but found him too difficult to control, at the age of 10 he moved in full-time with his father. Music was an integral part of Nowell's upbringing on the part of both of his parents, his father, a construction worker, exposed him to the music of Jim Croce. Both parents helped teach young Nowell to play the guitar. In the summer of 1979, 11 year old Nowell accompanied his father on a month-long sailing trip in the Virgin Islands, where he was first exposed to reggae music. By the age of 16, he started Hogan's Heroes, with Michael Yates and Eric Wilson.

Nowell was described as a "gifted kid with many friends". At first, Wilson did not share Nowell's interest in reggae music. Nowell recalled the experience: "I was trying to get them to do'Cherry Oh Baby', it didn't work, they tried. We were horrible". Nowell attended the University of California, Santa Cruz before transferring to California State University, Long Beach to study finance. While at Cal State Long Beach, Nowell received good grades, appearing on the Dean's List in 1990. However, he dropped out one semester shy of earning a degree, stating in 1995, "I have all the hard classes left... I doubt I'll go back". According to a Westwood One interview, in 1988 Nowell got together with bassist Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh, performing in small shows at house parties and barbecues; the band was asked to leave the parties due to excessive noise. Sublime gained a reputation for their rowdy behavior and became one of the most popular bands in Southern California. Despite their local success, music venues were skeptical of the band's eclectic musical fusion and many refused to book the band.

In response and Wilson created their own music label, Skunk Records, telling venues they were "Skunk Records recording artists", helping the band seem more accomplished and enabling them to book more shows. The band produced and distributed Sublime's early recordings on the label selling demo tapes at shows and local record stores. In 1990, music student Michael "Miguel" Happoldt offered to let the band record in the studio at the school where he was studying, although without the school's knowledge; the band agreed sneaked into the school at night, where they recorded from midnight to seven in the morning. That recording session resulted in the popular cassette tape, Jah Won't Pay the Bills, released in 1991; the tape helped the band gain a grassroots following throughout Southern California. It was during this time. For years, Nowell refused to try heroin. Nowell's father explained, "His excuse for taking the heroin was that he felt like he had to be larger than life, he was leading the band, leading his fans, he had to put on this persona.

He heard a lot of musicians say they were taking heroin to be more creative". Using the same tactics they used in recording Jah Won't Pay the Bills, the band recorded its debut album 40oz. to Freedom in secrecy at the studios at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Nowell recalled, "You weren't supposed to be in there after 9 p.m. but we'd go in at 9:30 and stay until 5 in the morning. We'd just hide from the security guards, they never knew. We managed to get $30,000 worth of studio time for free". 40oz. to Freedom was released in 1992. Despite their growing popularity in Southern California, Sublime still was not signed with a major label. Around this same time Nowell teamed up with longtime friend Gwen Stefani of No Doubt, to record the song "Saw Red"; the song was released on Sublime's Robbin' the Hood album, self-recorded on a four-track cassette, released in October 1994

Timepass 2

Timepass 2 is a 2015 Indian Marathi-language film directed by Ravi Jadhav. It is the sequel for the 2014 film Timepass, it continues the incomplete lovestory of Dagadu and Prajakta starring Bhalchandra Kadam and Vaibhav Mangle. It is directed by Ravi Jadhav; the story takes place after 15 years with grown up Praju. Young Dagadu is a successful music company owner. Dagadu's Friend Bal Bharati is a successful astrologist, Kombda became a DJ working with Dagadu's music company and Malaria became a politician; the movie begins with a scene in which Dagadu donates an ambulance for the people in his area, reflecting his caring attitude. After the event, Dagadu's sister suggests that he marry. Dagdu hesitates, he learns that Prajakta is in Konkan. Soon, Prajakta moves to Mumbai to pursue her dreams, she still loves Dagadu and is waiting for him to bring her back in his life. Dagadu is still single and waiting for Prajakata, his childhood love. So big question here, whether the childhood love he had was a timepass or something serious, being answered without ambiguity.

Dagadu is seen walking in a new avatar suited dressed like an educated guy to impress and win over Shakal. Meanwhile, Praju who seems to have done well in Mumbai seems to be an item girl called Urvashi. Soon, Urvashi turns back into Praju. In events, Prajakta's father, Shakal wants an educated, qualified guy, unlike Dagadu, to marry his daughter. So Dagadu pretends that he is a Researcher working at Bhabha Atomic Research Center, impressing Shakal, he decides to marry him with his daughter, not knowing that he is Dagadu. As Prajakta lives in Mumbai he goes there. Shakal searches for her, in the apartment, finding that his daughter has changed her name to Urvashi, her friend tells Shakal. Hence, Shakal goes to the location of shoot, finding that his daughter is dancing for an Item Dance Video in too short clothes. After watching the dance, he is broken completely, he runs to slap her, but Dagadu, stops him, asking him to cool down, but Shakal loses his temper, slaps her and brings her outside the hall.

Shakal is broken and returns to Kudal. Dagadu, doubting his love, wondering if their relationship was just a waste of time and asks his friends for advice. Kombda advises him to let go Prajakta, but the teenaged Dagadu in his mind reminds him of their true love Dagadu decides to marry no one except Prajakta. Priyadarshan Jadhav as grown up Dagadu Parab. Priya Bapat as grown up Prajakta Lele. Prathamesh Parab as young Dagadu Parab. Ketaki Mategaonkar as young Prajakta Lele. Vaibhav Mangle as Prajakta's father Madhavrao Lele. Bhalchandra Kadam as Dagadu's father Shantaram Sheth Parab. Aarti Wadagbalkar as Dagadu's Elder sister Mandataai Shantaram Parab. Sandeep Pathak as Maleria. Urmila Kanitkar as Spruha. Bhushan Pradhan as Prajakta's Brother Vallabh; the Film is produced by Meghana Jadhav under Athaansh Communications and Nikhil Sane by Essel Vision Productions. And it is presented by Essel Vision; this movie marks the fifth film for Ravi Jadhav. The lyrics for the film are penned by Mangesh Kangane and Kshitij Patwardhan with music composed by Chinar - Mahesh.

Timepass 2 had record-breaking collections at the box office. It broke the record of highest first-day collections by collecting ₹3.75 crore. It collected ₹3.00 crore on its second day and ₹4.25 crore on its third day, thereby collecting ₹11 crore in its opening weekend, a record at the box office. Timepass 2's first week collections were ₹17.60 crore, again a first-week record for a Marathi movie. The second weekend collections rose to ₹23.60 crore in Maharashtra alone.. The film slowed down and ended up collecting ₹31 crore at the Maharashtra box office, it still holds the record for highest opening day collection and 2nd highest opening weekend collection till now. It stands as the fifth highest grossing Marathi film of all time. Mihir Bhanage of The Times of India gave the film a rating of 3 out of 5 saying that, "Timepass 2 has a tried and tested love formula that works because of the clever punchlines and funny situations." Highest grossing Marathi films Timepass 2 on IMDb

List of accolades received by Tanu Weds Manu Returns

Tanu Weds Manu: Returns is a 2015 Indian romantic comedy film directed by Aanand L. Rai and produced by Sunil Lulla and Krishika Lulla. A sequel to the 2011 film Tanu Weds Manu, the film stars R. Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut in lead roles. Jimmy Sheirgill, Swara Bhaskar and Deepak Dobriyal portray supporting roles; the film was written by Himanshu Sharma and the musical score was composed by Krsna Solo and Tanishk–Vayu. Tanu Weds Manu Returns tells the story of a feuding couple who suffer from a series of misadventures when the husband is attracted to a younger, aspiring athlete. Made on a budget of ₹390 million, Tanu Weds Manu Returns was released on 22 May 2015, grossed ₹2.43 billion worldwide. The film garnered awards and nominations in several categories, with particular praise for its writing and the performances of Ranaut and Dobriyal; as of June 2016, the film has won 15 awards. At the 63rd National Film Awards, Tanu Weds Manu Returns won the awards for Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay and Best Dialogues.

At the 61st Filmfare Awards ceremony, the film won two awards: Best Actress – Critics and Best Dialogue. The film received nominations for Best Film and Best Director at the ceremony. In addition, Tanu Weds Manu Returns received 13 nominations at the Producers Guild Film Awards ceremony, more than any other film, won the award for Best Actor in a Comic Role. Among other wins, the film garnered two awards each from the International Indian Film Academy, BIG Star Entertainment and the Times of India award ceremonies. List of Bollywood films of 2015 Accolades for Tanu Weds Manu Returns at the Internet Movie Database