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Myrtlewood, Alabama

Myrtlewood is a town in Marengo County, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 130, down from 139 in 2000. A post office has been in operation at Myrtlewood since 1886. Myrtlewood was incorporated as a town in 1957; the town was named for a grove of crepe myrtle trees near the original town site. Myrtlewood is located at 32°14′50″N 87°56′50″W. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 139 people, 59 households, 45 families residing in the town. The population density was 53.6 people per square mile. There were 76 housing units at an average density of 29.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 20.86 % Black or African American. 0.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 59 households out of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.7% were non-families.

23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.76. In the town, the population was spread out with 18.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males. The median income for a household in the town was $42,188, the median income for a family was $50,114. Males had a median income of $51,667 versus $31,250 for females; the per capita income for the town was $21,262. There were 4.8% of families and 7.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 7.1% of under eighteens and 13.0% of those over 64


Hasma is a Chinese and Central Asian dessert ingredient made from the dried fatty tissue found near the fallopian tubes of true frogs the Asiatic Grass Frog. Because of its whitish appearance, Hasma is mistakenly described as "snow frog fat"; the Western pharmaceutical term is Oviductus Ranae. Hasma is expensive, so it is reserved for special occasions and high-end restaurants Hasma is produced in the Heilongjiang and Liaoning provinces in China. Available only to Emperors and Empresses, soups made with hasma are now available in North American cities with large Chinese populations and in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, albeit at a high price. Hasma is sold dried as irregular flat pieces and flakes ranging from 1–2 cm in length and 1–5 mm in thickness. Individual pieces are yellowish-white in color with a matte luster, may be covered with off-white pellicles; when rehydrated, dried hasma can expand up to 10-15 times in size. The dried hasma is rehydrated and double-boiled with rock sugar to create a glutinous texture and opaque color.

Dried or rehydrated hasma has a slight fishy smell. In its unflavored form it is sweet and savory in taste with a texture, glutinous and light, quite similar to that of tapioca in a dessert. Hasma serves the role of providing texture to tong sui, or sweet soups, as well as increasing the perceived luxuriousness and prestige of the soup; these soups are flavored with rock sugar. For the uninitiated, this accessible eating experience belies the exotic sounding nature of the dessert. Hasma is featured in dessert dishes in high class restaurants in Hong Kong. Hasma is most paired in sweet soups with: Jujubes Dried longan fruits Lotus seeds It is a key ingredient in making "Three snow soup", which consists of: Chinese pear Snow fungus Hasma can be included in more exotic versions of shark fin soup. Hasma is taken for medicinal purposes in Traditional Chinese medicine. Hasma is prescribed to treat respiratory symptoms, but there exists scarce scientific research to support this practice, it is a suggested remedy for stomach ulcers and used to improve the apperance of skin, for restored strength after childbirth.

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Grind (song)

"Grind" is a song by American rock band Alice in Chains. It is the opening track and the lead single from Alice in Chains; the song was written by Jerry Cantrell, who sings lead vocals with Layne Staley harmonizing with him. "Grind" spent 16 weeks on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and peaked at No. 7. The song was included on the compilation albums Nothing Safe: Best of the Box, Music Bank, Greatest Hits, The Essential Alice in Chains. "Grind" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1996. Written by guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, "Grind" addresses the various rumors that surrounded the band at the time; the opening lines, "In the darkest hole, you'd be well advised/Not to plan my funeral before the body dies", address the rumors that the band had broken up and the many rumors of vocalist Layne Staley's death that had occurred around this time. In the liner notes of 1999's Music Bank box set collection, Jerry Cantrell said of the song: That was pretty much at the height of publicity about canceled tours, amputations, thus it was another "FUCK YOU for saying something about my life" song.

Any single rumor you can imagine, I've heard. I've been dead a few times, Layne's been lost limbs. I get on the phone every time I hear a new one, "Hey Layne, radio in New York says you lost two more fingers." "Oh really? Cool." I'd spoof The Six Million Dollar Man. An early cut of the song was leaked to radio prematurely, so the band released it via satellite uplink a few days on October 6, 1995, to combat illegal versions being played in rotation; the song peaked at number seven on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, number 18 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks and reached the top 30 in the UK. "Grind" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1996. Editorial reviews singled out the dark, compelling lyrics of the song. Jon Wiederhorn of Rolling Stone noted, "'Grind' shimmers and shudders beneath a web of trippy wah-wah guitar and half-distorted vocal harmonies, features one of the album's many hook-filled choruses."Allmusic's Steve Huey regarded the song "among the band's best work" but noted that the less refined tracks on the album make the defiance of "Grind" sound "more like denial."Regarding band rumors, Jon Pareles of The New York Times commented that the song advises against believing "what you may have heard and what you think you know.""Grind" was ranked at number 60 on Spin's "The 95 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1995" list.

The music video for "Grind" was released in November 1995. It was directed by Rocky Schenck, who had directed the "We Die Young", "Them Bones", "What the Hell Have I" music videos for the band; the video was shot at Hollywood National Studios from October 8 to October 21, 1995. It is a live-action video with animated sequences featuring the band underground of an old building where a three-legged dog is; the dog in the video is not the same dog on the cover of Alice in Chains' self-titled album, contrary to false information spread on the internet, it did not belong to Jerry Cantrell either. It was a different dog named Sunshine, hired just for the video, according to Cantrell; the old man in the video was played by actor Richard Stretchberry. The video received heavy rotation on MTV in late 1995 and early 1996, it is available on the home video releases The Nona Tapes and Music Bank: The Videos; the song was released as downloadable content for the Rock Band video game series on January 12, 2010.

It was covered by alternative metal band Hurt at the Layne Staley Tribute 2008. Tracks 1 and 2 released on Alice in Chains. Track 3 released on Jar of Flies. Track 4 released on Facelift. Jerry Cantrell – lead vocals, guitars Layne Staley – backing vocals Mike Inezbass Sean Kinneydrums, percussion "Grind" Official music video on YouTube Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Moonby House

Moonby House is a heritage-listed colonial pastoral station and now retirement village located on the New England Highway in Kootingal in the Tamworth Regional Council local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The house was built from 1895 to 1896, it is known as Moonbi Retirement Homes. The property is owned by the Freemasons Institution of NSW and was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. Through the process of "squatting" on Crown land, squatters had occupied most of the Peel Valley and adjacent Moonbi Ranges by the late 1830s. By 1848 Henry Dangar had formed the "Moonbi" run of 10,240 hectares. Henry Dangar was company surveyor for the Australian Agricultural Company and was the influencing factor in convincing Edward Parry to exchange the coastal and mountainous lands at Port Stephens for the better pastoral lands of the Peel Valley. Pastoral runs were open range country, with a head station, the heart of the enterprise. Moonby House was erected by the Gill family, which had made their money both from mail contracting and from pastoralism.

This was the expression of that wealth at the end of the nineteenth century. Robert Alfred Orvill Gill built the house during 1895-96, of double brick made near the river, on the property Tangelwood. In 1970 Moonby House was restored by "Artificial Breeders Ltd." who made it the administrative headquarters of a cattle artificial insemination centre. In 1977 the Masonic Lodge conceived to change it to a retirement village. In 1978 the Freemasons Benevolent Institution of NSW purchased the property to establish the Northern Inland Masonic Retirement Centre - as a residential aged care facility. At the time of the study Moonbi House was still being utilised for that purpose, it is well-sited with views across the countryside to the Moonbi Ranges. Moonby House is now located within a retirement village. Moonby House has a long driveway leading onto Churchill Drive, included as part of its curtilage. Moonby House, constructed between 1895 and 1896, is representative of the development of the pastoral expansion of the Parry Shire, is an outstanding example of a pastoral manor house in the Federation Filigree style.

It is important to the local community as a landmark item and is associated with the historical figures Henry Dangar and the Gill Family. It is developing additional social and cultural importance associated with its current use as a retirement village. A substantial and well-detailed house featuring an interesting transitional architectural style. Moonby House was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. Australian residential architectural styles Objections made to the proposal to make a permanent conservation order in respect of the buildings, known as'Moonby House'. Ferry, J.. Parry Shire Thematic History - The Changing Scenes of 1988. CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list Magoffin & Deakin Pty Ltd.. Conservation management plan for New England Highway, Kootingal. EJE Heritage P/L. Parry Heritage Study; this Wikipedia article was based on Moonby House, entry number 00061 in the New South Wales State Heritage Register published by the State of New South Wales and Office of Environment and Heritage 2018 under CC-BY 4.0 licence, accessed on 1 June 2018

Monument Avenue

Monument Avenue is an avenue in Richmond, Virginia with a tree-lined grassy mall dividing the east- and westbound traffic, punctuated by statues memorializing Virginian Confederate veterans of the American Civil War, including Robert E. Lee, J. E. B. Stuart, Jefferson Davis, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, Matthew Fontaine Maury. There is a monument to Arthur Ashe, a Richmond native and international tennis star, African-American; the first monument, a statue of Robert E. Lee, was erected in 1890. Between 1900 and 1925, Monument Avenue expanded with architecturally significant houses and apartment buildings. Monument Avenue is the site of several annual events in the spring, including an annual Monument Avenue 10K race. At various times the Sons of Confederate Veterans gather along Monument Avenue in period military costumes. Monument Avenue is the site of "Easter on Parade," another spring tradition during which many Richmonders stroll the avenue wearing Easter bonnets and other finery. "Monument Avenue Historic District" includes the part of Monument Avenue beginning at the termination of West Franklin Street at Stuart Circle in the east, extending westward for some fourteen blocks to Roseneath Avenue, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark District.

In 2007, the American Planning Association named Monument Avenue one of the 10 Great Streets in the country. The APA said Monument Avenue was selected for its historic architecture, urban form, quality residential and religious architecture, diversity of land uses, public art and integration of multiple modes of transportation. Monument Avenue was conceived during a site search for a memorial statue of General Robert E. Lee after Lee's death in 1870. Richmond citizens had been wanting to erect statues for three Virginians who had helped defend the city. City plans as early as 1887 show the proposed site, a circle of land, just past the end of West Franklin Street, a premier downtown residential avenue; the land was owned by a wealthy Richmonder, Otway C. Allen; the plan for the statue included building a grand avenue extending west lined with trees along a central grassy median. The plan shows building plots which Allen intended to sell to developers and those wishing to build houses on the new grand avenue.

On May 29, 1890, crowds were estimated at 100,000 to view the unveiling of the first monument, to Robert E. Lee, it would take about 10 years for wealthy Richmonders and speculative developers to start buying the lots and building houses along the avenue, but in the years between 1900 and 1925 Monument Avenue exploded with architecturally significant houses and apartment buildings. The architects who built on Monument Avenue practiced in the region and nationally, included the firms of John Russell Pope, William Bottomley, Duncan Lee, Marcellus Wright, Claude Howell, Henry Baskervill, D. Wiley Anderson and Albert Huntt. Speculative builders such as W. J. Payne, Harvey C. Brown and the Davis Brothers bought lots and built many houses to sell to those not designing with an architect; the street was and continues to be, a favored living area for Richmond's upper class. It is lined with large mansions from the end of the Gilded Age; the Museum District part of Monument Avenue includes a combination of such houses, apartment buildings and smaller single-family houses.

West of Interstate 195, Monument Avenue becomes a more commonplace suburban avenue. Through the decades the avenue has had its downs; as early as 1910, but during the 1950s and'60s, many of the large houses were subdivided into apartments, or interior rooms and carriage houses were let to boarders. A few houses were demolished to make way for parking lots or building expansions, several modern additions were tucked between earlier existing buildings, but protections put in place by the city by designating Monument Avenue as an Old and Historic Neighborhood have helped maintain the integrity of the neighborhood. In 1969 a group was incorporated called The Residents and Associates for the Preservation of Monument Avenue, led by Zayde Rennolds Dotts, granddaughter of Beulah and John Kerr Branch, who had commissioned a house on Monument Avenue in 1914 by the firm of John Russell Pope. In 1970 the group changed its name to the Monument Avenue Preservation Society. From 1981 to 1988, just over 1 mile of Monument Avenue between Malvern Avenue and Arthur Ashe Boulevard was designated State Route 418 but this was not posted on the route itself.

In August 2017, following violence linked to far right white supremacist groups in Charlottesville, VA, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced that the city's Monument Avenue commission would include potential removal of the confederate monuments, illegal under Virginia law, as an option for dealing with the issues raised by statues honoring veterans who died fighting for the Confederacy. Robert E. Lee Monument – equestrian sculpture by Antonin Mercié. E. B. Stuart – equestrian sculpture by Frederick Moynihan.

Moses Hadas

Moses Hadas was an American teacher, a classical scholar, a translator of numerous works. Raised in Atlanta in a Yiddish-speaking Orthodox Jewish household, his early studies included rabbinical training, he graduated from Jewish Theological Seminary of America and took his doctorate in classics in 1930. He was fluent in Yiddish, ancient Hebrew, ancient Greek, Latin and Italian, well-versed in other languages, his most productive years were spent at Columbia University, where he was a colleague of Jacques Barzun and Lionel Trilling. There he bucked the prevailing classical methods of the day—textual criticism and grammar—presenting classics in translation, as worthy of study as literary works in their own right, he embraced television as a tool for education, becoming a telelecturer and a pundit on broadcast television. He recorded classical works on phonograph and tape, his daughter Rachel Hadas is a poet, teacher and translator. With his first wife, he had a son David Hadas, a professor of English and Religious Studies at Washington University.

Hadas is credited with two celebrated witticisms: - "This book fills a much-needed gap." - "Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I'll waste no time reading it." Sextus Pompey. 1930 Book of delight, by Joseph ben Meir Zabara. 1932 History of Greek literature. 1950 History of Latin literature. 1952. Greek poets. 1953 Ancilla to classical reading. 1954 Oedipus. Translated with an introd. by Moses Hadas. 1955 History of Rome, from its origins to 529 A. D. as told by the Roman historians. 1956 Thyestes. Translated, with an introduction by Moses Hadas. 1957 Stoic philosophy of Seneca. 1958 Hellenistic culture: fusion and diffusion. 1959 Humanism: the Greek ideal and its survival. 1960 Essential works of Stoicism. 1961 Old wine, new bottles. 1962 Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Modern abridgment, 1962 Hellenistic literature. 1963 Style the repository. 1965 Heroes and gods. 1965 Introduction to classical drama. Foreword by Alvin C. Eurich. 1966 Living tradition. 1967 Solomon Maimon, an autobiography / edited and with a preface by Moses Hadas.

1975 During the fifties, Hadas recorded several albums of Greek works on Folkways Records. The Story of Virgil's Aeneid: Introduction and Readings in Latin by Professor Moses Hadas The Latin Language: Introduction and Reading in Latin by Professor Moses Hadas of Columbia University Plato on the Death of Socrates: Introduction with Readings from the Apology and the Phaedo in Greek & in English trans. Caesar: Readings in Latin and English by Professor Moses Hadas Cicero: Commentary and Readings in Latin and English by Moses Hadas Longus - Daphnis and Chloe: Read by Moses Hadas from His Translation "The Many Lives of Moses Hadas" by Rachel Hadas, Columbia University Alumni Magazine, Fall 2001 - Columbia University