Rabun County is the northeasternmost county in the U. S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,276; the county seat is Clayton. With an average annual rainfall of over 70 inches, Rabun County has the title of the rainiest county in Georgia and is one of the rainiest counties east of the Cascades. 2018 was the wettest year on record in the county's history. The National Weather Service cooperative observation station in northwest Rabun's Germany Valley measured 116.48 inches of rain during the year. As early as 1760, explorers came to the area now known as Rabun County. In the 18th century, the population of Cherokee in the area was so heavy that this portion of the Appalachian Mountains was sometimes called the "Cherokee Mountains." The early explorers and settlers divided the Cherokee people into three divisions depending on location and dialect, the Lower and Over-the-Hill. There were at least four Cherokee settlements in what would become Rabun County. A Middle settlement called Stikayi was located on Stekoa Creek southeast of the present-day Clayton.
An Over-the-Hill settlement called. There were two Cherokee settlements of unknown division, destroyed during the American Revolutionary War, located along Warwoman Creek, east of Clayton, Eastertoy, located near the present-day Dillard. Despite the prominence of the Cherokee, there is evidence that other Native Americans were in the region before them. A mound similar to others across North Georgia is located about one mile east of Dillard, Georgia and is a remnant of an earlier mound-building Native American culture known as the Mississippian culture; the mound location is listed on the National Register of Historical Places as the Hoojah Branch Site. Explorer and naturalist William Bartram was one of the early visitors to Rabun County. According to his journal entries for May, 1775, Bartram crossed the Chattooga River into Georgia near its confluence with Warwoman Creek, he went through a junction of Cherokee trails called Dividings, traveled north to an area called Passover. During his visit to the area, he climbed Rabun Bald.
His travels in Rabun County are memorialized today by the Georgia portion of the hiking trail known as the Bartram Trail. John Dillard and his family were among the first documented settlers in the area in 1794 as a result of a land grant for his service in the American Revolution; the settlers were tolerated, but tensions increased as displaced Cherokees moved in from other areas. The white settlers were viewed as invaders who did not respect nature and killed the game and, as a result, raids between the clashing cultures became commonplace. For the most part, the hostilities ended a few years before the Cherokee ceded the land to Georgia in 1817; the Georgia General Assembly passed an act to create the county on December 21, 1819 becoming Georgia's forty-seventh county. The northern border of the county was established as latitude 35°N, the boundary between Georgia and North Carolina. Due to irregularities in an early survey mission, the Georgia-North Carolina border at Rabun County's northeast corner was erroneously set several hundred yards north of the 35th parallel, giving this location at Ellicott's Rock the distinction of being the State of Georgia's northernmost point.
The county is named for William Rabun, who served as the 11th Governor of Georgia from his election in 1817 until his death in 1819. In 1828, the Georgia General Assembly transferred a portion of Habersham County to Rabun County. In 1838, the legislature redefined the Rabun-Habersham county line. In 1856, the legislature used portions of Union Counties to create Towns County. During the U. S. Civil War, Rabun County was one of only five Georgia counties that did not declare secession from the Union. Although the county was untouched by the Civil War, the area did border on anarchy during that time; the county was described by some as being "almost a unit against secession." One of the county's residents recalled in 1865 that "You cannot find a people who were more averse to secession than were the people of our county." He stated that "I canvassed the county in 1860–61 myself and I know that there were not exceeding twenty men in this county who were in favor of secession." Despite its overall loyalty to the Union, Rabun County did field two regiments for the Confederate cause: Rabun 24th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company E, Rabun Gap Riflemen.
In 1898, the Tallulah Falls Railway was constructed on a north/south track through the county. One of the most popular stops along the railway was Tallulah Gorge; the Railway was in operation for more than 60 years and was featured in the Disney movie, The Great Locomotive Chase. Starting in the 1920s, many of the improvements in the county can be attributed to the establishment and expansion of the Chattahoochee National Forest in the county. One of the key figures in the establishment and growth of the Chattahoochee National Forest was "Ranger Nick" Nicholson, Georgia's first forest ranger. Among other things, Ranger Nick was responsible for arranging for telephone lines to be run from Clayton, Georgia to the Pine Mountain community in the eastern part of the county. Deliverance, a popular film about a group of city men taking a canoe trip in north Georgia, was filmed in Rabun County. After the film's release, Rabun County experienced an increase in tourism, with the numb
Artix Entertainment, LLC is an independent video game developer and publisher founded by Adam Bohn in October 2002. It is best known for creating browser-based role-playing video games—including AdventureQuest, DragonFable, MechQuest, AdventureQuest Worlds—using Adobe Flash; the company released its first title for iOS and Android devices in March 2011 and is developing its first 3D game, AdventureQuest 3D, using the Unity game engine. AdventureQuest is Artix Entertainment's first project released in October 2002, it was meant to be called "Land Of Rising Evil". It is referred to as AdventureQuest Classic and The Original AdventureQuest; the game is called Battleon due to its domain name. The game is set in the fictional world of "Lore", a tongue-in-cheek reference to the original game name, Lands of Rising Evil. While it is free to play, players may upgrade their characters to become AdventureQuest Guardians in order to receive exclusive in-game benefits. Artix Entertainment's expansion to AdventureQuest, WarpForce, was released on July 17, 2009.
It is a sequel to AdventureQuest relating to the completed five-year Devourer story arc in AdventureQuest, there has been many crossovers between the two. It was built with the same game engine as AdventureQuest and, like AdventureQuest and Artix Entertainment's other single-player RPGs, is free to play with an optional one-time fee. WarpForce is about the people of Lore who band together to create a fleet of starships powered by both magic and science, zoom into outer space on missions to defeat a powerful and vast alien Network, working to take over the universe. WarpForce takes ideas of traditional fantasy and incorporates them into a sci-fi universe, combining classic RPG elements with Artix Entertainment's trademark humor and a single-player storyline that unlocks as the player levels up, becoming more powerful by increasing stats and getting advanced equipment. Players will be able to choose from several races, dynamically change equipment during the animated battles, be able to combine their efforts in large wars and crossover events.
After AdventureQuest gained popularity, Artix Entertainment began to develop DragonFable and released it in June 9, 2006, set in the same world as AdventureQuest. It serves as a prequel to AdventureQuest and features younger versions of many of the same characters, but unlike AdventureQuest which featured a 2D background with the player's clicking the edges of the screen or doors to move around, DragonFable has a 2.5D movement system. The third game MechQuest is a science fiction RPG set in the same timeline as AdventureQuest and DragonFable. MechQuest's game system is a fusion between DragonFable's. Players can either move around and fight on foot or pilot their own giant robot to fight evil forces invading planets around the galaxy. Nic Stransky complimented the graphics and simplicity of the game, but wrote that melee could feel inconsistent and that players may wish for more strategy. AdventureQuest Worlds is the fourth major game made by Artix Entertainment, it is the first multiplayer MMORPG created by the company.
The game was released on October 10, 2008. Like its predecessors, it uses 2D-3D animation, although in a much simpler style to account for the increased server load and incorporates elements of all three previous games in its story. Unlike its predecessors, membership, called Legend upgrades are not a one-time payment, but are instead purchased only for a certain number of months. Set in an alternate universe where King Alteon and Sepulchure are at war, a war between good and evil; the story's backdrop is set when during King Alteon and Sepulchure fight one on one which would decide the outcome of the war when Drakath interrupts. Drakath declares he will destroy evil using the power of chaos and his 13 Lords of Chaos. Play is similar to many MMORPGs, with players being able to chat and fight both in-game monsters and other players, in limited areas. Characters can be customized in appearance and gear, character classes are available to train in game. Combat is not turn-based as in Artix Entertainment's previous RPGs, but is real-time and allows for group battles.
Special events take place with many holidays being celebrated in-game. Other special events include wars, in which players collaborate to defeat enough "waves" of monsters to win the war over several days, live events with guest stars like Voltaire, One-Eyed Doll, George Lowe and Storm, Jonathan Coulton, the cast of Ctrl+Alt+Del, Ayi Jihu, ArcAttack, They Might Be Giants, Andrew Huang, Mia J. Park, The Crüxshadows, Michael Sinterniklaas as the voice of Deady. On December 2, 2009, Artix Entertainment announced that they were taking on a new MMORPG, EpicDuel, which they acquired from Epic Inventions LLC, who were developing the game independently; this is now their sixth major game and second major MMORPG. EpicDuel's battle system is based on player versus player gameplay. HeroSmash is a superhero-themed MMORPG that has entered beta testing, based on AdventureQuest Worlds. Beta stage is playable to all players in the game; the game was going to be called SuperHeroQuest, but the word "SuperHero" is a trademark of DC Comics and Marvel Comics which stopped Artix Entertainment from using the name.
As of 2014, the game is stated to be no longer in development. A puzzl
Google Assistant is an artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant developed by Google, available on mobile and smart home devices. Unlike the company's previous virtual assistant, Google Now, the Google Assistant can engage in two-way conversations. Assistant debuted in May 2016 as part of Google's messaging app Allo, its voice-activated speaker Google Home. After a period of exclusivity on the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, it began to be deployed on other Android devices in February 2017, including third-party smartphones and Android Wear, was released as a standalone app on the iOS operating system in May 2017. Alongside the announcement of a software development kit in April 2017, the Assistant has been further extended to support a large variety of devices, including cars and third party smart home appliances; the functionality of the Assistant can be enhanced by third-party developers. Users interact with the Google Assistant through natural voice, though keyboard input is supported.
In the same nature and manner as Google Now, the Assistant is able to search the Internet, schedule events and alarms, adjust hardware settings on the user's device, show information from the user's Google account. Google has announced that the Assistant will be able to identify objects and gather visual information through the device's camera, support purchasing products and sending money, as well as identifying songs. At CES 2018, the first Assistant-powered smart displays were announced, with the first one being released in July 2018. In 2020, Google Assistant is available on more than 1 billion devices. Google Assistant is available in more than 90 countries, the Google Assistant is used by more than 500 million users monthly. Google Assistant was unveiled during Google's developer conference on May 18, 2016, as part of the unveiling of the Google Home smart speaker and new messaging app Allo; that month, Google assigned Google Doodle leader Ryan Germick and hired former Pixar animator Emma Coats to develop "a little more of a personality".
For system-level integration outside of the Allo app and Google Home, the Google Assistant was exclusive to the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. In February 2017, Google announced that it had begun to enable access to the Assistant on Android smartphones running Android Marshmallow or Nougat, beginning in select English-speaking markets. Android tablets did not receive the Assistant as part of this rollout; the Assistant is integrated in Android Wear 2.0, will be included in future versions of Android TV and Android Auto. In October 2017, the Google Pixelbook became the first laptop to include Google Assistant. Google Assistant came to the Google Pixel Buds. In December 2017, Google announced that the Assistant would be released for phones running Android Lollipop through an update to Google Play Services, as well as tablets running 6.0 Marshmallow and 7.0 Nougat. In February 2019, Google began testing ads in Google Assistant results. On May 15, 2017, Android Police reported that the Google Assistant would be coming to the iOS operating system as a separate app.
The information was confirmed two days at Google's developer conference. In January 2018 at the Consumer Electronics Show, the first Assistant-powered "smart displays" were released. Smart displays were shown at the event from Lenovo, Sony, JBL and LG; these devices have support for Google Duo video calls, YouTube videos, Google Maps directions, a Google Calendar agenda, viewing of smart camera footage, in addition to services which work with Google Home devices. These devices are based on Google-developed software. Google unveiled its own smart display, Google Home Hub, in October 2018, which utilizes a different system platform. In December 2016, Google launched "Actions on Google", a developer platform for the Google Assistant. Actions on Google allows 3rd party developers to build apps for Google Assistant. In March 2017, Google added new tools for developing on Actions on Google to support the creation of games for Google Assistant. Limited to the Google Home smart speaker, Actions on Google was made available to Android and iOS devices in May 2017, at which time Google introduced an app directory for overview of compatible products and services.
To incentivize developers to build Actions, Google announced a competition, in which first place won tickets to Google's 2018 developer conference, $10,000, a walk-through of Google's campus, while second place and third place received $7,500 and $5,000 and a Google Home. In April 2017, a software development kit was released, allowing third-party developers to build their own hardware that can run the Google Assistant, it has been integrated into Raspberry Pi, cars from Audi and Volvo, smart home appliances, including fridges and ovens, from companies including iRobot, LG, General Electric, D-Link. Google updated the SDK in December 2017 to add several features that only the Google Home smart speakers and Google Assistant smartphone apps had supported; the features include: letting third-party device makers incorporate their own "Actions on Google" commands for their respective products incorporating text-based interactions and more languages allowing users to set a precise geographic location for the device to enable improved location-specific queries.
On May 2, 2018, Google announced a new program on their blog that focuses on investing in the future of the Google Assistant through early-stage startups. Their focus was to bui
London Buses route 45 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Clapham Park and Elephant & Castle, it is operated by Abellio London. Route 45 was introduced on 1 October 1950 as a replacement for trolleybus route 34 between Battersea and Farringdon Street via Clapham Junction, Clapham Common, Brixton, Camberwell Green, Elephant & Castle and Blackfriars Bridge, it was operated by AEC Routemasters. On 17 January 1951 it was extended from Battersea to South Kensington station. On 1 February 1961, the route was extended from Farringdon Street to Hampstead Heath via Grays Inn Road and King's Cross replacing trolleybus route 513. On 8 January 1972, it was withdrawn between King's Cross and Hampstead and replaced by route 46. On 28 October 1978, the route was extended from King's Cross to Archway station. On 3 August 1985, route 45 was converted to one man operation with the AEC Routemasters replaced by Leyland Titans. Having been operated by London Central out of Camberwell garage since first tendered in 1987, on 11 November 2017 it was taken over by Abellio London's Walworth garage with Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMCs introduced.
On 15 June 2019, the route was withdrawn between Elephant & Castle. Route 45 operates via these primary locations: Clapham Park Brixton station Loughborough Junction station Camberwell Green Elephant & Castle station Elephant & Castle Media related to London Buses route 45 at Wikimedia Commons
"Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" is a song by American singer and actress Cher for her seventh solo studio album Chér. It was released on September 1971, by Kapp Records as the album's lead single; the song was written by Bob Stone, produced by Snuff Garrett. Since Sonny Bono's first attempts at reviving Cher's recording career had been unsuccessful, Kapp Records recruited Garrett as her producer and he chose Stone to write a song for Cher, in order to cater more to an adult audience. Lyrically, the song describes the life of a girl, "born in the wagon of a traveling show", it contains themes of racism, teenage pregnancy and prostitution. Critically, "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" has been met with appreciation since its release, it earned Cher her first Grammy Award nomination in the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance category. Commercially, it became her first solo number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 and on the Canadian Singles Chart, while reaching the top five in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
It was the first single by a solo artist to rank number one on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 chart at the same time as on the Canadian Singles Chart, it was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipment of one million copies across the United States. At the time of its release, "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" was the biggest-selling single in the history of MCA Records. Cher has performed the song in several episodes of The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and in six of her concert tours. "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" has been recorded by a number of artists and has appeared in or been referenced in several TV shows such as The Simpsons, The X-Files and Charmed. Along with the parent album, the track has been considered a turning point in Cher's career, with critics starting to acknowledge her as an artist and credited the song for restoring her popularity, which had diminished at the end of the 1960s. Billboard magazine retrospectively called it "one of the 20th century's greatest songs".
"Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" was the first single from Chér with instrumental backing by L. A session musicians from the Wrecking Crew; the album was subsequently renamed and re-released as Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves after the success of the single. The song was written by songwriter Bob Stone as a story-song called "Gypsys and White Trash". Producer Snuff Garrett advised that the title be changed and Stone changed it to "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves"; the album of the same name got positive reviews. Released four years after her last top ten hit "You Better Sit Down Kids", this song was a comeback single for Cher—it was her first single in four years to chart higher than #84—not only returning her to the top 10 of the charts but giving her two weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1971, it knocked off "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart which had spent the previous month at #1. The single reached #1 in Canada and #4 in the United Kingdom, it was the first single by a solo artist to rank number one on the U.
S. Billboard Hot 100 chart at the same time as on the Canadian Singles Chart, it became Cher's best-selling single at that point. As of November 2011, Billboard reported the digital sales of "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" to be 212,000 in the US; the song describes the life of a girl, the narrator of the song, "born in the wagon of a traveling show". Her mother "used to dance for the money they'd throw". Although the people of the town insulted them with such terms suggested in the title of the song, the men paid them well "every night" for their services; when a young man is picked up in Mobile, the narrator is 16, while he is 21. Her family took care of him for a while and allowed him to travel with them to Memphis, although her father "would have shot him if he knew what he'd done", implying that he had sex with the narrator. Three months the narrator describes herself as a "gal in trouble", her young man has disappeared. Echoing the beginning of the song, the narrator's own daughter was "born in the wagon of a traveling show", while the narrator now dances "for the money they throw" and "Grandpa" — the narrator's own father — supported them in just the same way as before.
The title of this song has been shown with the alternative spelling "Gypsies", this being a correct spelling of this word. The song was described by Rob Tennanbaum in Billboard magazine as one of the greatest songs of the 20th century. Cher performed the song on the following concert tours: Do You Believe? tour Living Proof: The Farewell Tour Cher at the Colosseum Dressed to Kill Tour Classic Cher Here We Go Again Tour The video for "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" was Cher's first music video. The video was a recorded performance of the song on The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour in 1971. Throughout the video Cher is singing in front of a fire. A second video was made, but it was similar to the original. In the second video, clips of dancing female gypsies were shown. In 2002, a special remix medley was created by Dan-O-Rama for a video montage, used in Cher's Living Proof: The Farewell Tour; the medley contains the videos of "All I Really Want to Do", "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves", "Half-Breed", "Dark Lady".
British pop singer Cilla Black recorded the song for her 1973 album Day by Day with Cilla Vicki Lawrence recorded it for her 1973 album The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia Claude François recorded a French translation in 1972, with the title "
Jorge Alberto Drovandi is an Argentine footballer who plays for Sportivo Barracas as a left sided striker. His nickname in Spanish is "El Mono" which means "The Monkey". Drovandi began his professional football career in the Argentine Primera División with San Lorenzo de Almagro before dropping into the lower leagues with Chacarita Juniors and Asociación Atlético Luján de Cuyo. Drovandi was given the number 7 jersey, he made his A-League debut when he came on as a substitute against Perth Glory in Round 1. Before the end of 2007 he didn't renew his contract Newcastle Jets, went to play in the Ecuadorian league where he did well scoring several opportunities in Deportivo Azogues, his contract expired and left for Costa Rica where he played in Club Sport Herediano, one of the three most important teams in the Central American country, in the last semester of 2009, there he scored a few goals in a team that did not give him much opportunity and is going through financial difficulties. He signed for Salvadoran club Alianza ahead of the 2015 Clausura season