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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Jefferson Parish is a parish in the state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 432,552; the parish seat is Gretna. Jefferson Parish is included in LA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Jefferson Parish was less affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and has rebounded at a more rapid pace than neighboring Orleans Parish. Jefferson Parish surpassed Orleans Parish in population for that reason, it is now the second-most-populous parish in the state, behind East Baton Rouge Parish. Jefferson Parish was named in honor of US President Thomas Jefferson of Virginia when the parish was established by the Louisiana Legislature on February 11, 1825, a year before Jefferson died. A bronze statue of Jefferson stands at the entrance of the General Government Complex on Derbigny Street in Gretna; the parish seat was in the city of Lafayette, until that area was annexed by New Orleans in 1852. In that year the parish government moved to Carrollton; this parish was larger than it is today, running from Felicity Street in New Orleans to the St. Charles Parish line.

However, as New Orleans grew, it absorbed the cities of Lafayette, Jefferson City and several unincorporated areas. These became part of Orleans Parish; the present borders between Jefferson Parish and Orleans Parish were set in 1874. The Jefferson Parish seat was moved to Gretna at the same time. NOTE: The historic city of Lafayette in Jefferson Parish, as it was recorded in U. S. Census should not be confused with Lafayette, Louisiana, in Lafayette Parish. From the 1940s to the 1970s, Jefferson's population swelled with an influx of middle-class white families from Orleans Parish; the parish's population doubled in size from 1940 to 1950 and again from 1950 to 1960 as the parents behind the post–World War II baby boom, profiting from rising living standards and dissatisfied with their old neighborhoods, chose relocation to new neighborhoods of detached single-family housing. By the 1960s, rising racial tensions in New Orleans complicated the impetus behind the migration, as many new arrivals sought not only more living space but residence in a political jurisdiction independent from New Orleans proper.

The earliest postwar subdivisions were developed on the Eastbank of Jefferson Parish along the pre-existing Jefferson Highway and Airline Highway routes relatively far-removed from the New Orleans city line, as land prices were lower further away from New Orleans and land assembly was easier. The completion of Veterans Highway in the late 1950s, following a route parallel to Airline but further north, stimulated more development; the arrival of I-10 in the early 1960s resulted in the demolition of some homes in the Old Metairie neighborhood, where development began in the 1920s, but resulted in easier access to suburban East Jefferson. In the portion of Jefferson Parish on the Westbank of the Mississippi River, large-scale suburban development commenced with the completion, in 1958, of the Greater New Orleans Bridge crossing the Mississippi River at downtown New Orleans. Terrytown, within the city limits of Gretna, was the first large subdivision to be developed. Subsequent development has been extensive, taking place within Harvey, Marrero and Avondale.

Similar to the development trajectory observed by other U. S. suburban areas, Jefferson began to enjoy a significant employment base by the 1970s and 1980s, shedding its earlier role as a simple bedroom community. In East Jefferson, the Causeway Boulevard corridor grew into a commercial office node, while the Elmwood neighborhood developed as a center for light manufacturing and distribution. By the mid-1990s, Jefferson Parish was exhibiting some of the symptoms presented by inner-ring suburbs throughout the United States. Median household income growth slowed trailing income growth rates in New Orleans proper, such that the inner city began to narrow the gap in median household income, a gap at its widest at the time of the 1980 Census. St. Tammany Parish and, to a lesser extent, St. Charles Parish began to attract migrants from New Orleans, even from Jefferson Parish itself; these trends were catalyzed by Hurricane Katrina, which destroyed much of New Orleans' low-income housing and propelled further numbers of lower-income individuals into Jefferson Parish.

Despite these challenges, Jefferson Parish still contains the largest number of middle class residents in metropolitan New Orleans and acts as the retail hub for the entire metro area. Though Jefferson Parish was affected by Hurricane Katrina, it has rebounded more than Orleans Parish, since the devastation was not as severe; the parish has a current population of 432,000, 15,000 fewer people than was recorded by the 2000 U. S. Census. New Orleans' Katrina-provoked population loss has resulted in Jefferson Parish becoming the second most populous parish behind East Baton Rouge Parish, center of the Baton Rouge metropolitan area. With the landfall of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, Jefferson Parish took a hard hit. On the East Bank, widespread flooding occurred in the eastern part of the parish, as well as much wind damage. Schools were reported to have been damaged. On the West Bank, there was little to no flooding; as a result, the Jefferson Parish Council temporarily moved the parish government to Baton Rouge.

Evacuees of Jefferson Parish were told that they could expect to be able to go back to their homes starting Monday, September 5, 2005 between the hours of 6 a.m. CDT and 6 p.m. CDT, but would have to return to their places of evacuation because l

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping is a British-Canadian actress and director. She is best known for portraying Samantha Carter in the Canadian–American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, she starred as Helen Magnus in the science fiction-fantasy television series Sanctuary. Born in Rochford, England, Tapping moved with her family to Ontario, when she was three years old, she attended North Toronto Collegiate Institute, where she excelled in Environmental Science and Drama. However, when she finished in 1984, she decided to focus her attention on Drama, attending the University of Windsor School of Dramatic Arts in Windsor, Ontario. After graduation, Tapping continued to study Theatrical Arts while performing in several stage productions, she appeared in several television commercials and played a variety of roles in television and film productions, such as The Outer Limits and The X-Files. She formed a comedy troupe, the "Random Acts", with collaborators Katherine Jackson and Anne Marie Kerr, in Toronto in the early 1990s.

Tapping is best known for her portrayal of Samantha Carter in the science fiction television series Stargate SG-1, which debuted in 1997. After SG-1 aired its final episode, Tapping reprised the role of Samantha Carter on Stargate Atlantis as the new commander of the Atlantis expedition. In Season 5, Tapping's role on the show was reduced to that of "special guest-star" with only occasional appearances because she chose to focus her attention on the development of a new series for Syfy called Sanctuary; the show expanded on an original series of eight webisodes released on the internet in 2007. The bulk of the scenery and characters were green screen and CGI creations. Tapping served as Executive Producer of the show. Tapping was working with William Shatner on a 2011 animated webisode series "The Zenoids", written by Alan Dean Foster. Tapping and Shatner voice characters, Tapping is Executive Producer. In 2007, she won a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Actress for her role in the short film Breakdown.

On 18 September 2012, she was cast as an angel named Naomi on Season 8 of the TV series Supernatural. She was a recurring character, she reprised the role in season 13's "Funeralia", nearly five years after the character's apparent death. She was named as ACTRA's 2015 Woman of the Year. ACTRA is the national union of professional performers working in Canada. Tapping's first directing experience was during the seventh season of Stargate SG-1 on an episode titled "Resurrection", written by co-star Michael Shanks, she directed the seventh episode of Sanctuary season two titled "Veritas". She has directed three episodes of Primeval: New World, three episodes of Continuum, four episodes of Olympus and more directed episodes of Dark Matter, Van Helsing, The Magicians, Supernatural, as well as the historical drama X Company She directed 5 episodes of Netflix Original Show Travelers. Tapping married Alan Kovacs in 1994; as of 2004, she lives with her husband in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has two living brothers and Christopher.

A third brother, died in December 2006. Tapping has one daughter, born on 22 March 2005; the Wizard of Oz The Lion in Winter as "Alais Capet" Steel MagnoliasWest End Theater Look Back in Anger as "Alison" Children of a Lesser God as "Sarah" The Taming of the Shrew as "Bianca" Noises Off The Shadow Walkers Tapping has won 6 awards, out of 13 nominations. Official website Amanda Tapping on IMDb Amanda Tapping at AllMovie Amanda Tapping at the TCM Movie Database

Rocket 88

"Rocket 88" is a rhythm and blues song, first recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 3 or 5, 1951. The recording was credited to "Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats"; the single reached number-one on the Billboard R&B chart. Many music writers acknowledge its importance in the development of rock and roll music, with several considering it to be the first rock and roll record. In 2017, the Mississippi Blues Trail dedicated it's 200th marker to "Rocket 88" as an influential record; the song was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1991, the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Singles in 2018. The original version of the twelve-bar blues song was credited to Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats, which hit number one on the R&B charts; the band was 19-year-old Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm band, who rehearsed at the Riverside Hotel in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Brenston sang the lead vocal and was credited with writing "Rocket 88." The song was a hymn of praise to the joys of the Oldsmobile "Rocket 88" automobile, introduced, was based on the 1947 song "Cadillac Boogie" by Jimmy Liggins.

It was preceded and influenced by Pete Johnson's "Rocket 88 Boogie" Parts 1 and 2, an instrumental recorded for the Los Angeles-based Swing Time Records label in 1949. Drawing on the template of jump blues and swing combo music, Turner made the style rawer, superimposing Brenston's enthusiastic vocals, his own piano, tenor saxophone solos by 17-year-old Raymond Hill. Willie Sims played drums for the recording; the song features one of the first examples of distortion, or fuzz guitar recorded, played by the band's guitarist Willie Kizart. The song was recorded in the Memphis studio of producer Sam Phillips in March 1951, licensed to Chess Records for release; the record was supposed to be credited to Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm featuring Jackie Brenston, but Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats was printed instead. Turner blamed Phillips for this error; the legend of how the sound came about says that Kizart's amplifier was damaged on Highway 61 when the band was driving from Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee.

An attempt was made to hold the cone in place by stuffing the amplifier with wadded newspapers, which unintentionally created a distorted sound. Peter Guralnick, in his biography of Sam Phillips has the amplifier being dropped from the car's trunk when the band got a flat tire and was digging out the spare. Link Wray explains the development of his fuzz tone with a similar story. "Rocket 88" was the third-biggest rhythm and blues single in jukebox plays of 1951, according to Billboard magazine, ninth in record sales. The single reached the top of the Best Selling R&B Records chart on June 9, 1951 and stayed there for three weeks, it spent two weeks at the top of the Most Played Juke Box R&B Records chart. Turner and the band were only paid $20 each for the record, with the exception of Brenston who sold the rights to Phillips for $910. Ike Turner's piano intro on "Rocket 88" influenced Little Richard who used it for his hit song "Good Golly, Miss Molly."Many writers have suggested that "Rocket 88" has strong claims to be called the first rock'n'roll record, but others take a more nuanced view.

Charlie Gillett, writing in 1970 in The Sound of the City, said that it was "one of several records that people in the music business cite as'the first rock'n'roll record.'" It has been suggested by Larry Birnbaum that the idea that "Rocket 88" could be called "the first rock'n'roll record" first arose in the late 1960s. Music historian Robert Palmer, writing in The Rolling Stone History of Rock & Roll in 1980, described it as an important and influential record, he noted that Hill's saxophone playing was "wilder and rougher" than on many jump blues records, emphasized the record's "fuzzed-out, overamplified electric guitar". Writing in 1984, Nick Tosches, though rejecting the idea that it could be described as the first rock'n'roll record "any more than there is any first modern novel – the fact remains that the record in question was possessed of a sound and a fury the sheer, utter newness of which set it apart from what had come before." Echoing this view, Bill Dahl at AllMusic wrote:Determining the first actual rock & roll record is a impossible task.

But you can't go too far wrong citing Jackie Brenston's 1951 Chess waxing of "Rocket 88, "is a seminal piece of rock's fascinating history with all the prerequisite elements in place: indecipherable lyrics about cars and women. Rock art historian Paul Grushkin wrote:Working from the raw material of post-big band jump blues, Turner had cooked up a mellow, cruising boogie with a steady-as-she-goes back beat now married to Brenston's enthusiastic, sexually suggestive vocals that spoke of opportunity and conquest; this all combined to create "THE mother of all R&B songs for an evolutionary white audience". Michael Campbell wrote, in Popular Music in America: And The Beat Goes On:Both the distortion and the relative prominence of the guitar were novel features of this recording – these are the elements th

Jamal Abdillah

Dato' Jamal Ubaidillah bin Haji Mohd Ali, known by his stage name Jamal Abdillah, is a Malaysian pop singer and actor with a "bad boy" image. Jamal began his singing career in 1973, he won Radio Televisyen Malaysia's Bintang RTM competition in 1979. Following his victory, he continued to sing but appeared in films such as'Azura'. Jamal is the eldest of seven siblings. Having married three times, Jamal has Osama Yamani and Ahmad Zaki Yamani, he is of Banjar descent. Perpisahan Tanpa Relamu Derita Cinta Hatiku Luka Kembali Layang-Layang Sendiri Mati Hidup Semula Untukmu Sepi Seorang Perindu Seniman Menangis Jamal Penghujung Rindu Suratan Kasih / Penawar Kasih Samrah Segala Cinta Aku Penghibur Tak Hilang Cinta Raja Pop 2 Jamal Abdillah on IMDb

Barry Hennessy

Barry Hennessy is an Irish hurler who plays as a goalkeeper for club side Kilmallock and at inter-county level with the Limerick senior hurling team. Hennessy first came to prominence as a hurler with Ardscoil Rís in Limerick. Having played in every grade, he was in goal on the college's senior team that reached the semi-finals of the Harty Cup for the first time. Hennessy joined the Kilmallock club at a young age and played in all grades at juvenile and underage levels, enjoying championship success in the minor and under-21 grades. On 3 October 2010, Hennessy lined out in his first Limerick Senior Championship final. A 1-16 to 1-12 defeat of divisional side Emmets gave him his first championship medal. After surrendering their championship crown in 2011, Kilmallock reached the championship decider again on 7 October 2012. Jake Mulcahy scored a vital goal to secure a 1-15 to 0-15 victory over Adare and a second championship medal for Hennessy. On 19 October 2014, Hennessy won a third championship medal following a 1-15 to 0-14 defeat of reigning champions Na Piarsaigh.

He won a Munster Championship medal following a 1-32 to 3-18 extra-time defeat of Cratloe in the final. On 17 March 2015, Hennessy was in goal for Kilmallock in their 1-18 to 1-06 defeat by Ballyhale Shamrocks in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Hennessy first played for the Limerick minor hurling team at the age of seventeen, he made his only appearance in that grade on 23 June 2007 in a 3-21 to 0-12 Munster Championship defeat by Tipperary. On 15 July 2009, Hennessy made his first appearance with the Limerick under-21 hurling team in a 4-22 to 2-13 defeat by Clare in the Munster Championship, his tenure with the under-21 team ended with a three-point defeat by Clare the following season. Hennessy made his first appearance in goal for the Limerick intermediate hurling team in a 1-16 to 0-15 Munster Championship defeat of Clare on 22 June 2008, he won a Munster Championship medal following a 2-16 to 2-12 victory over Tipperary in the final at Semple Stadium. On 30 August 2008, Hennessy was in goal when Limerick were defeated by six points by Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final.

Hennessy made his senior debut in goal for Limerick in a 0-19 to 2-09 defeat by University College Cork in the pre-season Waterford Crystal Cup on 23 January 2010. He made no further appearances that season. Hennessy was dropped from the panel the following season. Hennessy returned to the Limerick senior panel under manager T. J. Ryan for the 2014 season, he was an unused substitute for the entire season. On 24 May 2015, Hennessy made his first Munster Championship appearance in a 1-19 to 2-15 defeat of Clare. On 19 August 2018, Hennessy was a non-playing substitute when Limerick won their first All-Ireland title in 45 years after a 3-16 to 2-18 defeat of Galway in the final. On 31 March 2019, Hennessy was named on the bench for Limerick's National League final meeting with Waterford at Croke Park, he collected a winners' medal as a non-playing substitute in the 1-24 to 0-19 victory. On 30 June 2019, Hennessy won a Munster Championship medal as a non-playing substitute following Limerick's 2-26 to 2-14 defeat of Tipperary in the final.

As of match played 27 July 2019. KilmallockMunster Senior Club Hurling Championship: 2014 Limerick Senior Hurling Championship: 2010, 2012, 2014LimerickAll-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship: 2018 Munster Senior Hurling Championship: 2019 National Hurling League: 2019 Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship: 2008

Gmina Łopiennik Górny

Gmina Łopiennik Górny is a rural gmina in Krasnystaw County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland. Its seat is the village of Łopiennik Górny, which lies 11 kilometres north-west of Krasnystaw and 40 km south-east of the regional capital Lublin; the gmina covers an area of 106.25 square kilometres, as of 2006 its total population is 4,390. Gmina Łopiennik Górny contains the villages and settlements of Borowica, Dobryniów, Dobryniów-Kolonia, Krzywe, Łopiennik Dolny, Łopiennik Dolny-Kolonia, Łopiennik Górny, Łopiennik Nadrzeczny, Łopiennik Podleśny, Majdan Krzywski, Olszanka, Wola Żulińska and Żulin. Gmina Łopiennik Górny is bordered by the gminas of Fajsławice, Gorzków, Rejowiec, Rejowiec Fabryczny and Trawniki. Polish official population figures 2006