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Academy and College of Philadelphia

The College and Academy of Philadelphia was a secondary school and university located in Philadelphia. It was founded in 1749 by a group of local notables that included Benjamin Franklin and included a "charity school" that taught reading and arithmetic and a secondary school, the Academy, offering a more advanced curriculum. Franklin, the first president of the board of trustees, drew up the constitution for the academy, notable for its emphasis on modern languages and science in place of Latin and Greek; the academy opened for the secondary schooling of boys on August 13, 1751, with a charity school opening shortly afterwards. The building that housed the academy had been set up in 1740 as a charity school supporting the ministry of George Whitefield with a hall for him to preach in, although Franklin, who had a hand in it, made sure its use was wider: Both house and ground were vested in trustees, expressly for the use of any preacher of any religious persuasion who might desire to say something to the people at Philadelphia.

The college was granted a charter in 1755 and William Smith became its provost in 1756. The school graduated its first class of seven men on May 17, 1757, six with Bachelor of Arts degrees and one with a Master of Arts. In 1765, donald John Morgan and William Shippen, Sr. founded the Medical School of the College of Philadelphia, the first medical school in North America. That same year the first dormitory was built; the college educated many of the future leaders of the United States. Twenty-one members of the Continental Congress were graduates of the school, nine signers of the Declaration of Independence were either alumni or trustees of the university. Five signers of the Constitution received undergraduate or honorary degrees from the University, another five were trustees. Despite this record, at the time of the American Revolution, the trustees were seen as Loyalist sympathizers, when the revolutionary government of Pennsylvania regained control of the city of Philadelphia after the British occupation of 1777–78, it rechartered the institution as the "University of the State of Pennsylvania", appointed new trustees, dismissed Smith as provost.

Following repeated lawsuits by Smith and the original trustees, the state restored the college's charter in 1789, but the university continued to operate on the original campus. The two competing institutions merged in 1791. Https://

Boris Khaykin

Boris Emmanuilovich Khaykin was a Russian Jewish conductor, named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1972. Khaykin was born in Minsk part of the Russian Empire, he studied at the Moscow Conservatory under Konstantin Saradzhev. He was artistic director of the Little Leningrad Opera Theatre in 1936-43 and the principal conductor at the Kirov Theatre in 1944-53, where he conducted the première of Sergei Prokofiev's Betrothal in a Monastery on 3 November 1946, he moved to the Bolshoi Theatre in 1954. He died in Moscow. Khaykin is noted for his two critically acclaimed recordings of Khovanshchina: a 1946 edition with Mark Reizen, a 1972 version with Irina Arkhipova, his record of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's little known early first symphony received good notices. Khaykin recorded several operas and ballets by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, notably a Eugene Onegin with Galina Vishnevskaya and Sergei Lemeshev. Other opera recordings include: Mikhail Glinka. Alexander Dargomyzhsky. Anton Rubinstein. Kirill Molchanov.

Näcip Cihanov. Bolshoi Theatre: Biography of Boris Khaykin, in Russian. URL last accessed 31 August 2018. B. Khajkin on IMDb Retrieved on July 19, 2006. N. N.:"Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 12, 2002. Retrieved July 19, 2006. CS1 maint: archived copy as title. Archived URL last accessed July 19, 2006. Naxos biography

C. A. Shah

Chirag Ali Shah was a Fiji Indian farmer and politician, who served in the Legislative Council both as a nominated and an elected member. Since 1937, the Government of Fiji had followed a policy of nominating a Muslim to one of the two seats reserved for nominated Indian members in the Legislative Council. In 1963, although a Muslim, Sidiq Koya, was elected, the Government continued with its policy and nominated Ra farmer, Shah a Muslim, to the Legislative Council. In the past, those nominated by the Governor had tended to be pro-Government but Shah aligned himself with the group opposed to Government policies; this group, known as the Citizens Federation, including farmers union representatives A. D. Patel, Sidiq Koya, James Madhavan formed the first political party in Fiji, the Federation Party. Shah's inclusion in the new political party provided diversity to the hierarchy of the party, dominated by lawyers and academics, he took part in the 1965 Constitutional Conference in London with his other colleagues in the Federation Party.

In the 1966 elections he won the Tavua/Ra seat for the Federation Party in a three-way contest with 58% of the vote. He had a tougher fight in the 1968 by-election when his opponent was a former member of the Federation Party in the Legislative Council and lawyer, M. T. Khan, but again he won with grass-roots support

Janice Cole

Janice McKenzie Cole is an attorney who served as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina under President Bill Clinton. During her tenure as U. S. Attorney, she helped introduce five communities to the United States Department of Justice's Weed and Seed crime-prevention program. Cole has been honored as Woman of the Year by the East Carolina University Branch of the American Association of University Women and Tarheel of the Week by The News and Observer, she received her bachelor of science degree with highest honors from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, part of the City University of New York. She has a master's degree in public administration from John Jay, she received her law degree from Fordham University in 1979. Cole, a native New Yorker, is a former New York City police officer, was in one of the first groups of female police officers assigned to patrol the streets in high crime areas. Upon her completion of law school, Cole served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York.

In 1983 she moved to Hertford, North Carolina, a rural community in North Carolina and started a private practice. Seven years she was elected to serve as a state District Court Judge, she was the first first woman to serve as a judge in that district. She held that position until she was sworn in as the United States Attorney in February, 1994. Cole unsuccessfully ran for the United States House of Representatives in 2002. In 2008, she was selected by the North Carolina Democratic Party to be a member of the United States Electoral College, voting for Barack Obama and Joe Biden on behalf of the state's voters; when the state's electoral college met and elector Kara Hollingsworth, both African-Americans, formally nominated Obama. Cole was one of the initial members of an advisory committee appointed by U. S. Sen. Kay Hagan to help her recommend nominees for U. S. attorneys and federal judgeships in North Carolina. Cole is married to J. Carlton Cole, a District Court Judge for the 1st Judicial District of North Carolina until his appointment to the North Carolina Superior Court in 2009 by Governor Beverly Perdue.

They reside in North Carolina. Albemarle Bank & Trust

Bob Purkey

Robert Thomas Purkey was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball known for his use of the knuckleball. From 1954 through 1966, Purkey played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds / Redlegs, St. Louis Cardinals. In 1974 he was elected to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. Born in Pittsburgh, Purkey signed with his hometown Pirates before the 1948 season, he reached the major leagues in 1954, but after 4 seasons in which he was used in relief, posting a combined record of 16-29, he was traded in December 1957 to the Cincinnati Reds for left-hander Don Gross. Installed in the Red's starting rotation, Purkey enjoyed a great deal of success over the next seven seasons, peaking with a 23-5 season in 1962, finishing 8th in voting for the National League's Most Valuable Player Award, he had won 16 games with the Red's 1961 pennant winners, was named to the NL All-Star team in 1958, 1961, 1962, starting the second 1961 game. He started Game 3 of the 1961 World Series against the New York Yankees, pitched a complete game but took the 3-2 loss after allowing solo home runs to Johnny Blanchard and Roger Maris in the 8th and 9th innings.

He was one of eight pitchers used by the Reds in a 13-5 loss in Game 5, pitching the 5th and 6th innings and allowing two unearned runs, as the Yankees took the Series four games to one. After his standout 1962 campaign, Purkey's record slipped to just 6-10 in 1963, after finishing 11-9 in 1964 he was traded that December to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Roger Craig and outfielder Charlie James. Purkey alternated between starting and relieving in 1965, finishing the year with a 10-9 mark, the Cardinals sold his contract to the Pirates a few days before the 1966 season began, he ended his career that season with 10 relief appearances for Pittsburgh before being released in August. Over a 13-season career, Purkey posted a 129-115 record with 793 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.79 in 386 appearances, including 276 starts, 92 complete games, 13 shoutouts, 9 saves, 2114​2⁄3 innings of work. Following his baseball career, Purkey worked as a sportscaster for KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh opened a successful insurance business.

Purkey died at the age of 78 in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania following a battle with Alzheimer's disease. 1962: 23-5 and led NL pitchers with an.821 winning percentage. His ERA of 2.81 ranked him third behind Bob Shaw. He was selected Player of the Month for May. List of knuckleball pitchers Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference Retrosheet 1961 World Series - Game 3 box score and play-by-play


Vattavada is a village in Idukki district in the state of Kerala, India.. Vattavada is a rain shadow village, lying in the eastern side of the Western Ghats near to Marayur and north side of Munnar; the region in and around Vattavada varies in height from 1,450 meters to 2,695 meters above mean sea level. Vattavada enjoys a salubrious climate; the temperature ranges 18 °C in summer. Temperatures as low as −4 °C have been recorded in the border region of Vattavada; the mean maximum daily temperature is at its lowest during the monsoon months with the highest temperature being 19 C. Vattavada is known as the market of Kerala. Vattavada is famous for its wide variety of crops, not seen on the other parts of Kerala, which includes varieties of apple, strawberry, plums, egg fruits and passion fruits, etc. Most of the native flora and fauna of Vattavada have disappeared due to severe habitat fragmentation resultant from the creation of the plantations. However, some species continue to survive and thrive in several protected areas nearby, including the new Kurinjimala Sanctuary to the east, the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Manjampatti Valley and the Amaravati reserve forest of Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary to the north east, the Eravikulam National Park and Anamudi Shola National Park to the north, the Pampadum Shola National Park to the south and the proposed Palani Hills National Park to the east.

These protected areas are known for several threatened and endemic species including Nilgiri tahr, the grizzled giant squirrel, the Nilgiri wood-pigeon, the gaur, the Nilgiri langur, the sambar, the neelakurinji and special thing is it center for Munnar and Marayur