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Rutherford County, North Carolina

Rutherford County is a county located in the southwestern area of the U. S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 67,810, its county seat is Rutherfordton. Rutherford County comprises NC Micropolitan Statistical Area; the county was formed in 1779 from the western part of the former Tryon County. It was named for Griffith Rutherford, leader of an expedition against the Cherokee in 1776 and a general in the American Revolutionary War. In 1791 parts of Rutherford County and Burke County were combined to form Buncombe County. In 1841 parts of Rutherford and Lincoln counties were combined to form Cleveland County. In 1842 additional parts of Rutherford and Burke counties were combined to form McDowell County. In 1855 parts of Rutherford and Henderson counties were combined to form Polk County. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 566 square miles, of which 564 square miles is land and 1.7 square miles is water. McDowell County - north Burke County - northeast Cleveland County - east Cherokee County, South Carolina - south Spartanburg County, South Carolina - south Polk County - southwest Henderson County - west Buncombe County - northwest US 64 US 74 US 74A US 221 US 221A NC 9 NC 108 NC 120 NC 226 As of the census of 2000, there were 62,899 people, 25,191 households, 17,935 families residing in the county.

The population density was 112 people per square mile. There were 29,535 housing units at an average density of 52 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 86.79% White, 11.23% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, 0.74% from two or more races. 1.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The largest ancestry groups in Rutherford County are: English - 44% Irish - 9% African American - 11% German - 5% Scotch-Irish - 4% Scottish - 3% Dutch - 2% Italian - 1% French or French Canadian - 1% Mexican - 1% Polish - 1%There were 25,191 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 11.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.80% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.60 males. The median income for a household in the county was $31,122, the median income for a family was $37,787. Males had a median income of $28,890 versus $21,489 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,270. About 10.40% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.30% of those under age 18 and 13.80% of those age 65 or over. In 2010, Rutherford County was selected as the location for a new $450 million data center for Facebook. Horsehead Corporation announced the construction of its new, state-of-the-art zinc and diversified metals production facility in Rutherford County, NC, near the municipality of Forest City. Bostic Ellenboro Forest City Lake Lure Ruth Rutherfordton Spindale Chimney Rock Caroleen Cliffside Henrietta Alexander Mills Corinth Harris Mount Vernon Union Mills Sandy Mush Rutherford is a powerfully Republican county.

No Democratic presidential candidate has carried Rutherford County since Jimmy Carter did so in 1976 – and Hillary Clinton's 24.4 percent in 2016 is the worst performance by a Democrat. Before 1928 when Herbert Hoover won it, the county was a clear-cut part of the Democratic "Solid South". Smoky Burgess, record-setting major league baseball player Walter Dalton, former lieutenant governor of North Carolina Tim Earley, American poet Kay Hooper, best-selling author Robert McNair, Owner Houston Texans Burl Noggle, American historian born in Rutherford County in 1924 Richard O'Sullivan and filmmaker National Register of Historic Places listings in Rutherford County, North Carolina Rutherford County official website NCGenWeb Rutherford County- free genealogy resources for the county Rutherford County Tourism Information Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County

Whitney Young Memorial Bridge

The Whitney Young Memorial Bridge is a bridge that carries East Capitol Street across the Anacostia River in Washington, D. C. in the United States. Finished in 1955, it was called the East Capitol Street Bridge, it was renamed for civil rights activist Whitney Young in early 1974. The bridge is 1,800 feet long, its six lanes are 82 feet wide, it has 15 spans resting on 14 piers; the need for a new bridge spanning the Anacostia River was first identified in 1949 after worsening traffic at Barney Circle led to widespread citizen complaints. The bridge was proposed to cross the Anacostia by extending East Capitol Street over the river; this bridge was opposed by the National Capital Park and Planning Commission, which asked that a bridge be built by extending Massachusetts Avenue SE through the undeveloped Hill East/Reservation 13 area and connecting it with its namesake street in the Greenway neighborhood on the east side of the river. The Commission was supported by an influential group of business people and civic leaders known as the Committee of 100 on the Federal City.

D. C. officials, opposed this route for fear of the negative effects it would have on nearby Gallinger Hospital. On December 29, 1949, the three D. C. Commissioners approved a bridge at East Capitol Street, but just three weeks the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge opened across the Anacostia River, alleviating traffic congestion in southeast. A few days the NCPPC voted to suspend approval for any new bridge across the Anacostia River until traffic patterns and congestion around the existing bridges were resolved and the need for a new span made clear. Federal engineers said. Members of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Maryland, whose state would be impacted by eastbound traffic from any new bridge, favored the East Capitol Street site and encouraged the D. C. Commissioners to bring the fight to Congress for resolution. In early March 1950, the Subcommittee on District Appropriations of the House Committee on Appropriations turned down a request to fund a study of the Massachusetts Avenue site, the Subcommittee on the District of Columbia of the House Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments held hearings which supported the D.

C. Commissioners; the Subcommittee on the District of Columbia estimated that reconstructing ramps and reconfiguring traffic patterns around existing bridges would cost $9.5 million, while building a new bridge would cost about the same. Federal highway officials testified that the bridge would help ease access to Maryland Route 214, planned to connect with the Baltimore–Washington Parkway at the District line but, forced into a more southerly direction. Members of Congress inspected both the Massachusetts Avenue SE and East Capitol Street sites, the House Subcommittee approved the East Capitol span in mid-March 1950. A $395,000 contract studying the two sites was granted to the J. E. Greiner Company of Baltimore, Maryland, on September 9, 1950; the company was asked to study whether the approaches from the west to the East Capitol Street span would travel along that street or be divided between Independence Avenue SE and C Street NE. D. C. highway officials gave their approval to the East Capitol Street span on May 1, 1950.

The Greiner Co. had recommended a $2.7 million steel plate girder bridge. The bridge was designed to pass under Minnesota Avenue SE and the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad tracks on the east side of the river and connect with Kenilworth Avenue NE; the cost of the eastern approaches was estimated at $6.7 million. The western approaches would split over Kingman Island and connect Independence Avenue SE and C Street NE. Work on the western approaches was estimated at $2.3 million. The NCPPC approved the plan on May 10, the United States Army Corps of Engineers did so on August 20, but after a final site visit from the NCPPC in September 1951, the approaches were moved westward. The new approaches required dredging 650,000 cubic yards from Kingman Lake and replacing it with sand and gravel to create a curving peninsula that extended 800 feet into the western side of the lake. 1,300,000 cubic yards of fill would be used to raise the peninsula 35 feet above the low water mark, the western approaches built on the new land.

Bids for the entire $12 million construction project were solicited on May 23, 1952. The Arlington, firm of J. A. LaPorte Inc. won the dredging contract, the D. C. firm of Morauer & Hartzell won the fill contract. The work was expected to take 15 months; the NCPPC approved the city's plans to connect the new bridge to Kenilworth Avenue NE on December 13, 1952, a $5.5 million plan to widen Kenwilworth Avenue into a divided, 10-lane freeway on March 24, 1953. D. C. officials paid $250,000 to buy the land for the exit ramps onto Kenilworth Avenue. Construction on the western approaches was blocked for a month after residents of Suitland, won a month-long restraining order against the project so that contractors could devise and implement a noise-abatement program. Construction on the bridge itself began in 1953. Baltimore Contractors, Inc. won the $1.2 million contract to build the bridge's substructure, DeLuca Davis Construction won the $2.2 million contract to the build the superstructure. District officials sought approval from Congress to spend $4.3 million in District of Columbia highway budget funds in September 1953.

The city applied for $4.2 million in federal matching highway funds to help finish the bridge. Driving of pile

Fan Zeng

Fan Zeng was an adviser to the warlord Xiang Yu, who fought for supremacy with Liu Bang, the founder of the Han dynasty, during the Chu–Han Contention. Fan Zeng was from Juchao, he had a keen interest in military strategy and politics. In 207 BC, when Fan Zeng was about 70, he left home to meet Xiang Liang, who had rebelled against the Qin dynasty, was accepted by Xiang Liang as an advisor. After Xiang Liang died, Fan Zeng continued serving Xiang Yu, as an advisor. Xiang Yu respectfully addressed Fan Zeng as his "Second Father". Since Fan Zeng had been planning and formulating strategies for Xiang Yu to overcome his rivals. In 206 BC, Fan Zeng followed Xiang Yu as their army entered Guanzhong, where Fan Zeng noticed that Liu Bang would become a future threat to Xiang Yu. Fan Zeng urged Xiang Yu to kill Liu Bang but Xiang did not heed his advice. During the Feast at Hong Gate, Fan Zeng ordered Xiang Yu's cousin Xiang Zhuang to pretend to perform a sword dance and use the opportunity to kill Liu Bang, present at the feast on Xiang Yu's invitation.

However, Xiang Yu listened to his uncle Xiang Bo, a close friend of Liu Bang's strategist Zhang Liang, spared Liu's life. Liu Bang seized the chance to escape; the furious Fan Zeng exclaimed, Alas! This brat is not worthy enough to make plans with me; the Duke of Pei will be the one who seizes the empire away from King Xiang. We will all become his prisoners. In 204 BC, when Liu Bang was besieged by Xiang Yu at the Battle of Xingyang, he requested for an armistice. Xiang Yu agreed but Fan Zeng opposed his decision, telling him that he would regret if he agreed to the armistice. Xiang Yu listened to Fan Zeng and continued attacking Liu Bang. Liu Bang's strategist Chen Ping used a scheme to trick Xiang Yu into believing that Fan Zeng had the intention of betraying him. Xiang Yu dismissed Fan Zeng. Fan Zeng made up his mind to leave Xiang Yu. Before leaving, he said, The final outcome is obvious. Take good care of yourself. Please allow me to retire in peace. Fan Zeng was buried by Xiang Yu's followers in Pengcheng.

His tomb is still in existence today. Despite this, there were legends. After Xiang Yu's death, Liu Bang remarked that it was a pity that Xiang had a capable Fan Zeng to help him, but he did not use Fan well. Sima, Qian. Records of the Grand Historian

Ciego Montero

Ciego Montero is a Cuban brand of bottled water, part of Nestlé Waters, owned by the Cuban society Los Portales. Based in the village of Arriete-Ciego Montero, it produces the homonym water and soft drinks as the Gaseosa or the tuKola. Production started in 1981, few years the foundation of the society Los Portales, following the opening of the first factory in Guane, a town in Pinar del Río Province. List of Nestlé brands List of bottled water brands List of soft drinks by country Media related to Ciego Montero at Wikimedia Commons

2019 Florida Gators baseball team

The 2019 Florida Gators baseball team represented the University of Florida in the sport of baseball during the 2019 college baseball season. Florida competed in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference. Home games were played at Alfred A. McKethan Stadium on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus; the team was coached by Kevin O'Sullivan in his twelfth season as Florida's head coach. The Gators entered the season as the defending conference champions, reaching the national semifinals in the 2018 College World Series before being eliminated by Arkansas. 1st Team Tyler Dyson – Starting Pitcher 2nd Team Wil Dalton – Outfielder 3rd Team Wil Dalton – Outfielder Wil Dalton – Outfielder Wil Dalton – Outfielder The SEC media poll was released on February 7, 2019 with the Gators predicted to finish in second place in the Eastern Division. 2nd Team Tyler Dyson – Starting Pitcher Rankings from D1Baseball. All times Eastern. Parentheses indicate tournament seedings. Retrieved from ^ Collegiate Baseball ranks 40 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.

† NCBWA only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season. * New poll was not released for this week so for comparison purposes the previous week's ranking is inserted in this week's slot

List of cultural property of national significance in Switzerland: Neuch√Ętel

This list contains all cultural property of national significance in the canton of Neuchâtel from the 2009 Swiss Inventory of Cultural Property of National and Regional Significance. It is sorted by municipality and contains 90 individual buildings, 17 collections and 23 archaeological finds; the geographic coordinates provided. All entries and coordinates are from: "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar. Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2011. Swiss Inventory of Cultural Property of National and Regional Significance, 2009 edition: PDF documents: Class B objects Geographic information system"Revision of the PCP Inventory". KGS Forum. Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2008. Archived from the original on 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2011-04-25