Anciently, a chrisom, or "chrisom-cloth," was the face-cloth, or piece of linen laid over a child's head when he or she was baptised or christened. The purpose of the chrisom-cloth was to keep the chrism, a consecrated oil, from accidentally rubbing off. With time, the word's meaning changed, to that of a white mantle thrown over the whole infant at the time of baptism; the term has come to refer to a child who died within a month after its baptism—so called for the chrisom cloth, used as a shroud for it. Additionally, in London's Bills of Mortality, the term chrisom was used to refer to infants who died within a month after being born; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chambers, Ephraim, ed.. "Chrisom, Chrismale". Cyclopædia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. James and John Knapton, et al. p. 213. Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Converse College is a private university in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It consists of an undergraduate women's college as well as coeducational graduate and summer programs, it was established in 1889 by a group of Spartanburg residents and named after textile pioneer Dexter Edgar Converse. Converse College opened on October 1890, with a student body of 168 and 16 faculty members; the college operated as a "stock company" with the board of directors composed of residents of Spartanburg. Dexter Edgar Converse, a native of Vermont who had settled in Spartanburg before the American Civil War and had become a successful pioneer in the cotton mill industry, served as the head of the first board of directors. On January 2, 1892, fire destroyed the college's main building; the building was enlarged during its reconstruction. In 1896, the college was incorporated in South Carolina and a self-perpetuating board of trustees was named. In 1964, the college introduced graduate programs; the Converse College Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
It encompasses eight contributing buildings dated between 1891 and 1915. They are the Main Building, Twichell Auditorium, Carnegie Library, Cleveland House, Judd Science Hall, Dexter Hall and Towne House; the buildings are representative of the Romanesque Revival, Gothic Revival, Neo-Classical styles. The college plans to change its name to "Converse University" in the summer of 2021; the college plans to "expand its undergraduate residential program from single-gender to co-ed" by admitting male undergraduate students for the fall of 2021. Converse College has an undergraduate enrollment of about 800 women; the graduate enrollment of about 550 students is made up of both women. The academic programs are organized in the following departments: Art and Design Biology and Physics Economics and Business Education English/Creative and Professional Writing Languages and Literature Health and Physical Education History and Politics Mathematics and Computer Science Psychology Religion and Philosophy Theater and Dance Music Converse College teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division II.
The Valkyries are a member of the Conference Carolinas. Women's sports include acrobatics and tumbling, cross country, field hockey, soccer, softball and field, tennis and volleyball. Kimilee Bryant, Broadway actress and Miss South Carolina 1989 Phyllis Harris'82, senior vice president and general counsel of legal administration for Walmart Stores. Julia Klumpke, concert violinist and composer Official website History and Photos – Converse College, Spartanburg, S. C
B. H. Abdul Hameed is a Sri Lankan Tamil radio broadcaster, master of ceremonies, television host and film actor, he is known for his broadcasting career on the oldest radio station in South Asia. Hameed has hosted many Tamil cultural events around the world, he was noticed by his Tamil teachers that he has special talent in remembering any subject in details without difficulties. So he was given guidance to attend junior speech competition at the school age of eleven, he got an opportunity in acting children characters at school Stage Drama called Thewanbian Theesan. He was selected to perform two stage dramas at the same time. Characters was Karnan, he joined a band of announcers. Millions of listeners tuned into the radio station once known as Radio Ceylon, regarded as one of the most popular Tamil radio stations in the nation, he made his acting debut in the 1976 Sri Lankan Tamil film, Komaligal, a remake of a popular radio drama Komaligalin Kummalam and emerged as a commercial success at the box office.
Hameed made a special appearance in the 2001 Tamil Indian film Thenali directed by K. S. Ravikumar. Now he is chosen as master of ceremony for many international-Tamil events in Canada and Europe, he hosts the game show Rasigan aired on Kalaignar TV. He works on other Tamil television channels across the world, such as Sun TV, Raj TV, TVI and Tamil One, he served as a honourable patron for the historical landmark full-length Tamil film in Sri Lankan Tamil cinema after 40 years, Komaali Kings. Radio Ceylon Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation INTERVIEW WITH B. H. ABDUL HAMEED BY YAZH SUDHAKAR INTERVIEW WITH B. H. ABDUL HAMEED BY MUSIC DIRECTOR V. S. UDHAYAA SLBC-creating new waves of Eighty Years of Broadcasting in Sri Lanka
Todds Tavern is an unincorporated community in Spotsylvania County and was the site of the Battle of Todds Tavern. Todds Tavern was the focal point of a cavalry battle on May 7−8, 1864, between the battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House during the American Civil War; the Tavern location on Brock Road carried the name of Charles Todd who died about 1850. According to historian Noel Harrison's research, the Todd family had sold the property around 1845 to Flavius Josephus Ballard who re-sold the property in 1869; the intersection where the tavern stood still maintains the name "Todd's Tavern". Today there is a convenience store at the crossroads. Media related to Battle of Todds Tavern at Wikimedia Commons
The Jubilee Cup is a rugby trophy. It is the premier club competition trophy of the Wellington Rugby Football Union, the current holders are Tawa, following their 24-20 defeat of Marist St Pats in the 2016 final; the Jubilee Cup was first presented for competition in 1929 by the WRFU, honouring the union's 50th Jubilee. The first winners were the Victoria University club, defending the title they won in 1928. Petone are the club with the most Jubilee Cup successes, winning the trophy 22 times, including five consecutive wins from 1967-1971. Two of these titles were shared, with St Pat's Old Boys in 1949 and Wellington in 1982; the next most successful club is Marist St Pats who can claim another 6 titles from its predecessor clubs Marist Brothers Old Boys and St Pat's Old Boys. Other clubs with five or more titles are Athletic, Victoria University and Poneke. By contrast Oriental-Rongotai's 2011 victory was their first outright Wellington title since 1910. Old Boys-University's 2015 success was their first since their 1991 merger, first for the merger identity since University's last win in 1966.
Between 1993 and 1996 the trophy was rebranded as the Lion Brown Trophy for sponsorship purposes. This coincided with the introduction of the current finals format. Since the trophy has been won by Marist St Pats, Norths Poneke, Hutt Old Boys Marist, Western Suburbs, Oriental-Rongotai, Old Boys-University. Norths and Marist St Pats shared the 2008 title after the final finished 10-all and the competition rules did not allow for extra-time to be played, a situation which has since been rectified; the Jubilee Cup round is the second round of the Wellington competition. The fourteen teams in the Premier competition firstly play the round-robin Swindale Shield competition over 13 rounds, with the top 8 teams moving onto the Jubilee Cup round; the Jubilee Cup is contested in a round-robin format, this time over seven rounds, with the top 4 teams progressing to the semi-finals where the top team hosts the fourth-placed qualifier and second hosts third. The final is held at a neutral venue. Athletic Park hosted the final up to the 1999 decider, since Westpac Stadium has been the main venue, though recent finals have been held at the Petone Recreation Ground, Hutt Recreation Ground, Porirua Park
Austrocochlea quadrasi a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae, the top snails. The size of the adult shell varies between 12 mm; the imperforate shell consists of five whorls. The sutures are impressed in an irregularly way, it is in appearance somewhat similar to Austrocochlea porcata. The minute tubercles at the base of the callous oblique columella are rather more conspicuous than in that species; the numerous revolving lirae and the three keels are granulose. The convex base of the shell is ridged and brightly spotted; the aperture is subquadrate. It is silvery white on the inside, has 7 lirae; the peristome is maculated. This marine shell occurs off the Philippines