click links in text for more info
SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Fairfield Bay, Arkansas

Fairfield Bay is a city in Cleburne and Van Buren counties in the northern part of the U. S. state of Arkansas. The population was 2,338 at the 2010 census; the population in its portion in Van Buren County, which accounts for the bulk of the city limits, made the city the most populous in Van Buren County as of the 2000 census, but with a slight decline in population, lost the distinction to Clinton as of 2010. Fairfield Bay, located on the shore of Greers Ferry Lake, is home to Fairfield Bay Resort, the namesake of Wyndham Worldwide-owned Fairfield Resorts. Fairfield Bay is located in eastern Van Buren County at 35°36′07″N 92°15′51″W, extending eastward into Cleburne County, it is located on hills overlooking the northern shore of Greers Ferry Lake, a reservoir on the Little Red River, a tributary of the White River which flows to the Mississippi. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.3 square miles, of which 15.3 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles, or 0.36%, is water.

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,460 people, 1,231 households, 833 families residing in the city. The population density was 162.1 people per square mile. There were 1,976 housing units at an average density of 130.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.41% White, 0.53% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.65% from two or more races. 0.53 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 1,231 households out of which 8.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.3% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.91 and the average family size was 2.29. In the city, the population was spread out with 9.3% under the age of 18, 2.6% from 18 to 24, 10.2% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, 52.6% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 66 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $35,089, the median income for a family was $42,419. Males had a median income of $30,337 versus $21,625 for females; the per capita income for the city was $24,900. About 4.8% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.1% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over. Public education for elementary and secondary students is provided by the Shirley School District in Van Buren County and by the West Side School District for Cleburne County. City of Fairfield Bay official website Fairfield Bay Chamber of Commerce Fairfield Bay News

Birmingham to Worcester via Bromsgrove Line

The Birmingham-Worcester via Bromsgrove Line is a railway route in the West Midlands of Great Britain, connecting Birmingham to Worcester via Bromsgrove. The most notable feature on the line is the Lickey Incline, between Barnt Bromsgrove, it is one of two railway routes between Birmingham and Worcester, the other route runs via Kidderminster. The route via Bromsgrove runs into Birmingham New Street, while the route via Kidderminster runs into Birmingham Snow Hill; the line serves the following places: Birmingham University of Birmingham Barnt Green Bromsgrove Droitwich Spa Worcester Passenger services are provided by West Midlands Trains as part of their Birmingham to Hereford service. As of 2016 one train per hour, runs between Birmingham New Street and Hereford on this route, calling at University, Droitwich Spa, Worcester Foregate Street and/or Worcester Shrub Hill, with most Worcester trains continuing onwards to Hereford via the Cotswold Line. A handful of trains per day call at Barnt Green

Kangana Ranaut, roles and awards

Kangana Ranaut is an Indian actress who appears predominantly in Hindi films. She has received several awards, including the Padma Shri, fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, three National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards, three International Indian Film Academy Awards, one award each from the Screen, Zee Cine and Producers Guild award ceremonies. Ranaut made her acting debut in 2006 with a leading role in the thriller Gangster, for which she was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, among other debut awards, her portrayals of a character based on actress Parveen Babi in Woh Lamhe and a shrewd socialite in Life in a... Metro were lauded, with the latter earning her a Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance – Female. Ranaut won numerous awards, including the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Filmfare Award in the same category for her role as a substance abusing supermodel in the drama Fashion. In 2008, she featured as a village girl in Dhaam Dhoom, her first Tamil film.

Ranaut subsequently featured in several commercially successful films, including the supernatural thriller Raaz: The Mystery Continues, the crime film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, the romantic comedy Tanu Weds Manu, the comedy Double Dhamaal. For her role in Tanu Weds Manu, she received nominations for the Screen Award for Best Actress and the Zee Cine Award for Best Actor – Female, among others, she followed this by playing brief roles in a series of box office flops that failed to propel her career forward. She said. In 2013 Ranaut played Kaya, a shapeshifting mutant, in the science fiction film Krrish 3, which ranks among the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time, she received an IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination for the film. Ranaut garnered critical acclaim for portraying the protagonist in the coming-of-age film Queen, for which she co-wrote the dialogues with Anvita Dutt Guptan, she won several awards for Queen, including the Filmfare and the National Film Award for Best Actress.

Ranaut played dual roles in a sequel to Tanu Weds Manu, entitled Tanu Weds Manu Returns, which became the first Bollywood film with a female protagonist to earn over ₹1 billion in India. She received a second consecutive National Film Award for Best Actress and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for her role. Kangana Ranaut on IMDb Kangana Ranaut on Bollywood Hungama

Monte Carlo (miniseries)

Monte Carlo is a 1986 CBS television miniseries starring Joan Collins. An adaptation of the 1983 novel of the same name by Stephen Sheppard, it is a spy thriller set in Monaco during World War II; the miniseries was produced by Gerald W. Abrams and her then-husband Peter Holm. Joan Collins as Katrina Petrovna George Hamilton as Harry Price Lisa Eilbacher as Maggie Egan Lauren Hutton as Evelyn MacIntyre Robert Carradine as Bobby Morgan Malcolm McDowell as Christopher Quinn Peter Vaughan as Pabst Adapted from the 1983 novel Monte Carlo by Stephen Sheppard, the teleplay was written by Peter Lefcourt; the miniseries was produced by Gerald W. Abrams and her then-husband Peter Holm. Directed by Anthony Page, it was reported to have cost $9 million; the four-hour miniseries was broadcast in two parts on CBS starting on November 9, 1986. John J. O'Connor of The New York Times wrote that "Monte Carlo gives us the beginnings of World War II as they might have been conceived and executed by a couturier."

He noted that Collins has "more than three dozen costume changes", that she "is convinced that her fans want only romantic adventures and beautiful people in gorgeous clothes". Collins produced and starred in the CBS miniseries Sins earlier the same year. Monte Carlo on IMDb

Joi Cardwell (album)

Joi Cardwell is the eponymous second studio album by American singer Joi Cardwell. It was released on November 11, 1997, by Eightball Records in collaboration with WEA's Lightyear Entertainment. Most of the lyrical content of the album was inspired by Cardwell's personal life. Upon its release, Joi Cardwell received positive reviews from most music critics, it was successful in international music markets and yielded four singles, including four commercial hits: "Soul to Bare", "Run to You", "Found Love" and "Power". Cardwell began her second album in mid-1996; the album was at four different recording studios in New York City including Big Screen Studios, Fusion Studios, Num Sound Studios, Gomi's Lair Productions. Cardwell decided to enlist in recording and writing with more producers and taking a lesser production than she did on her debut album. Producers Phillip Damien, Hani Al-Bader, Frankie Knuckles, Brinsley Evans each contributed tracks and mixes, while Cardwell self-produced several songs.

The songs were engineered by Konrad Carelli and Gerald Freeman in New York City. Joi Cardwell was influenced by a variety of American genres, like Cardwell's previous album, incorporated urban contemporary elements including contemporary R&B and jazz. Cardwell crafted most songs on the album through diverse techniques; this is evident on "Stop & Think", which utilizes bass guitar, drums and different percussion instruments. After the success of her previous album, Eightball Records decided to partner with WEA's Lightyear Entertainment to distribute Joi Cardwell; the album was released on November 1997 in North America. Cardwell, who had toured throughout the year of 1997, decided to concluded to cope with the untimely death of her mother Jacqueline Cardwell; the song peaked in the top-two on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play. "Run to You" was released on November 25. It became her second solo highest-charting single, opening at number forty-four on the Billboard Club Play chart; the album's third single "Found Love" was released on October 1998, as the third single.

Produced by Frankie Knuckles, the song was described as more romantic in comparison to her previous single releases. "Found Love" peaked at number five on the Club Play chart. "Power", the album's final single, was released on November 23, 1998. Along with the release of each single, remix EPs were released. Joi Cardwell received positive reviews from music critics. Paul Verna of Billboard magazine gave a nod to Cardwell by saying, "As the set's dominant producer and songwriter, Cardwell scores high marks in both roles." AllMusic gave the album three out of five stars. Barry Walters of The Advocate highlights the album's tone and timbre as emotional and honest in lyrical content, stating "Cardwell refines the rawness of her debut while maintaining its emotional honesty. Joi Cardwell is much more lush and club-ready." Joi Cardwell at Discogs

Hagen-Rummenohl

Rummenohl, now Hagen-Rummenohl, is a locality within the independent city of Hagen in the eastern part of the Ruhr region, in Germany. It lies in the valley of the river Volme, about 13 km upstream of the city centre of Hagen; the former independent settlement of Dahl, consisting of Dahl and Rummenohl, was incorporated in 1970 into the town of Breckerfeld in the district of Ennepe-Ruhr. In 1975, the Parliament of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia decided to transfer it to the metropolitan district of Hagen. Rummenohl has for centuries been a centre of ironworking, using the power of the river Volme to process iron ore from the Siegerland; the opening on 16 March 1874 of the single-track Volmetalbahn, which made a connection for goods traffic to Brügge and beyond that to Meinerzhagen, improved its integration into the developing Ruhr. Goods traffic to Lüdenscheid via Brügge was discontinued in early 1996. In the early 1870s, Alfred Nobel founded a factory in Rummenohl to manufacture dynamite.

On 5 June 1910 it exploded. Beginning in 1908, gunpowder was manufactured in the valley of the Sterbecke, which flows into the Volme in Rummenohl. In peacetime, 100 people worked there. In wartime, the factory produced landmines and charges for grenades. A spur railway connected the distant factory on the heights near Selkinghausen to the Volmetal-Bahn railway line, negotiating the difference in height by means of several switchbacks. Beginning in 1926, the factory was closed down. After World War II, the buildings served as accommodations for bombing refugees; the building was torn down in the 1960s in the course of construction of the A45 Autobahn. In 1918, a new church was built; the grain mill and former smithy at Krummewiese, on the northern edge of Rummenohl, in operation since 1824, was shut down in 1952