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West End School (Louisville, Kentucky)

The West End School is an academically rigorous, free boarding school in Louisville, Kentucky for boys, grades Pre-K through 8. The school was founded in 2005 by his wife Debbie; the focus of the school is to help "at risk" boys from the West End neighborhoods of Louisville, Kentucky. It admits incoming sixth-graders who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program and who are capable of doing grade-level work; the school does not accept students with therapeutic counseling needs or serious learning difficulties. The school is run like a traditional boarding school; the boys must get up each day at 6:45 and lights out is at 9:30. Paul Perconti is the chairman of the school's board of directors; the school is located in the former Virginia Avenue Colored School, Louisville's first purpose-built segregated elementary school, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. "Lunch With... Robert Blair"; the Courier-Journal. Louisville, Kentucky. November 9, 2007. Retrieved May 11, 2010. Poore, Derek.

"West End School". Vimeo.com. "Shot and produced in April 2010 for courier-journal.com, the Web site for Kentucky's largest newspaper: The Courier-Journal in Louisville.". Retrieved May 11, 2010. Edelen, Sheryl. "West End boarding school graduates its first 8th-grade class. Future promising for institute and boys"; the Courier-Journal. Louisville, Kentucky. Retrieved May 11, 2010

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur is a private college in Malaysia, established in 1983 by the Methodist Council of Education. The school is the successor of Methodist High School, set up as a school of second chance in 1969; the school took in many dropouts who lost their seats in government schools and equipped them for higher education and employment. As the student population expanded, the school was renamed Methodist College Kuala Lumpur, under the direction of 1983 by principal Mrs F. R. Bhupalan beginning in 1983, the focus shifted to pre-university courses, it offered Secondary education, form 6, A-level. In 1994, students of the secondary education were relocated to a new campus in Sentul known as the Wesley Methodist School, to accommodate the increasing number of students. In 1999, Methodist College Kuala Lumpur in Brickfields shifted its focus to A-level, followed by the introduction of AUSMAT, Diploma in Early Childhood Education, CAT and ACCA, American Degree Transfer Program; the college building was given a major renovation and expansion in year 2008 with the help from the Methodist Church who financed the launching fund.

The college raised the remaining renovation fund by itself and the new building was completed in year 2010. The college now provides Cambridge A Level, Australian Matriculation, Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Certified Accounting Technician, Diploma in Social Work, Diploma in English Literature, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, American Degree Transfer Program. MCKL provides teachers' training through its Cambridge International Certificate & Diploma in Teaching and Learning programmes. Methodist College Kuala Lumpur has a total student population of 1600, with the biggest group of student pursuing the A Level program. Methodist College Kuala Lumpur official webpage is www.mckl.edu.my Methodist College Kuala Lumpur's ACCA division has a dedicated webpage, www.acca2u.com The current CEO for MCKL is Ms Angela Pok, who held the leadership responsibility with effect from 2 September 2019. Ms Angela is to replace Ms Moey Yoke Lai after her retirement on 31-July-2019, serving MCKL for the last 13 years.

Ms Khor Keng Leik was appointed as the interim CEO for the month of August 2019. MCKL has been awarded "Outstanding Educational Institution: Private College/University" Award by Sin Chew Education Awards in year 2018 MCKL is well known for its generous scholarship schemes, it has Merit Scholarship granting scholarships ranging from 15% to 100% of the tuition fee. Scholarships are granted based on academic results. For instance, achieving 3 A- in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia or IGCSE would be able to enjoy a 15% Merit Scholarship for the CAT programme. Other scholarships available include Special Scholarships (for Children of Methodist Church Pastors, Children of Pastors from Other Churches, Members of Methodist Churches in Malaysia High School Leavers from all Methodist Schools in Malaysia, Nobel International School, Sri Sempurna International School, SM Stella Maris, Vision School Tawau, all ICCE qualification, Sibling Scholarship, Financial Aids and Alumni Scholarships. Alumni Scholarships are exclusive scholarships for MCKL students.

Exclusive 100% scholarship for successful applicants into Heriot Watt University, University of Nottingham, INTI International University & Colleges, Help University and many more other scholarships. Methodist College Kuala Lumpur stressed on 10 core values, which were introduced in year 2015, hoping that these values can be embedded within the staff and all members within MCKL; these values are established based on Christian's belief and Methodist tradition, grouped into 2 major pillars which are LOVE GOD and LOVE OTHERS. Methodist College Kuala Lumpur has partnerships with the following Universities: Institute of Technology, Tralee University of Gloucestershire New Zealand Tertiary College Methodist College Kuala Lumpur has affiliation with the various institutions or bodies: Methodist Church in Malaysia Trinity Annual Conference Tamil Annual Conference Methodist Council of Education Malaysia Malaysia Theological Seminary Wesley Methodist School Kuala Lumpur International Steadfast Association Kuala Lumpur Methodist Boys' School, Kuala Lumpur Sri Sempurna Internal School Wings Melaka Nobel International School Sekolah Menengah Stella Maris Sabah Anglican Academies Yayasan Kajian dan Pembanguanan Masyarakat Malaysia Association of Social Workers Official website ACCA@MCKL website

LVG C.II

The LVG C. II was a 1910s German two-seat reconnaissance biplane designed at the Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft for the Luftstreitkräfte; the C. II was developed from the LVG B. I, with the observer positions reversed, adding a ring-mounted machine gun to the rear; the increase in weight required the Benz Bz. III. Few C. I's were built before the C. II was introduced, it incorporated a more powerful engine. The C. II was the first fixed-wing aircraft to bomb London, when six bombs were dropped near Victoria station on 28 November 1916. LVG C. I - initial design, 120 kW Benz Bz. III engine. LVG C. II - production version. LVG C. III - single experimental aircraft and machine gun moved to front. LVG C. IV - larger, 160 kW Mercedes D. IV engine. German EmpireLuftstreitkrafte Kaiserliche Marine SwitzerlandSwiss Air Force Data from Donald, The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft.. Prospero Books. ISBN 1-85605-375-XGeneral characteristics Crew: 2 Capacity: 2 Length: 8.10 m Wingspan: 12.85 m Height: 2.93 m Wing area: 37.60 m2 Empty weight: 845 kg Gross weight: 1,405 kg Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.

III, 119 kW Performance Maximum speed: 130 km/h Range: 385 km Endurance: 4 hours Service ceiling: 4,000 m Armament 1 × flexible 7.92 mm Parabellum MG14 machine gun 1 × fixed, forward-firing 7.92 mm LMG 08/15 machine gun up to 60 kg of light bombs Related lists List of military aircraft of Germany Donald, The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft.. Prospero Books. ISBN 1-85605-375-X van Wyngarden, G. Early German Aces of World War I, Osprey Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-84176-997-5

Bethaida González

Bethaida Carmen "Bea" Gonzalez is a Latina politician and university administrator in Syracuse, New York. She was the first Latina elected to the Syracuse School Board and Common Council, was a candidate for mayor of Syracuse, New York in 2009. Bea González was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico in 1954 but moved with her family to central New York when she was three years old, her migrant farmworker parents moved but by the time she reached middle school, González’s father had found work in construction and the family settled permanently in Syracuse. The first member of her family to receive a high school diploma, Gonzalez received her B. A. in political science and Latin American studies from Binghamton University and an MPA from Syracuse University. In 1984, González began working for Syracuse University as an academic advisor. Bea González became active in Latino politics in the 1980s, she participated in local committees and wards and was a member of the Association of Neighbors for Latino Advancement, Spanish Action League, Latinos Concerned for Latino Advancement.

In 1990, González served on the mayor’s Latino Task Force and the Minority Affairs Advisory Council for the city of Syracuse. More she co-founded the Onondaga Latino Caucus. In early 1991, Bea González's service on the mayor's Latino Task Force drew the attention of Syracuse Mayor Thomas Young, who nominated González to the school board after the board’s president resigned; the first Hispanic to hold a citywide position, González was elected to the board that year, becoming the first Latina elected to a citywide office in Syracuse. González served as a school board member until 1994. After a hiatus from politics to focus on raising her son, she reentered politics in July 2001 when she was selected to fill the vacant position of Syracuse Common Council president, becoming the first Latina to serve on the Common Council. González narrowly won a four-year term as council president in November 2001, was reelected to her second and final term in 2005. In October 2008, Gonzalez announced her candidacy for mayor of Syracuse in the 2009 election cycle.

She withdrew from the race in March 2009. Bea Gonzalez Papers, Syracuse University Bethaida González Papers, 1970-2002. Accn. #2003.446. Onondaga Historical Association, Syracuse, NY

Leopoldo Pollack

Leopoldo Pollack was an Austrian-born Italian architect, active in Milan where he became one of the leading proponents of Neoclassical architecture. In Vienna, Pollack was trained by Paul Ulrich Trientl before attending courses at the Academy under Vinzenz Fischer. After arriving in Milan in 1775, he became a pupil of Giuseppe Piermarini with whom he collaborated, his most famous work is the Royal Villa or Villa Belgiojoso, one of Milan's most important Neoclassical buildings. Influenced by Palladianism and French trends, it has a rusticated base, a giant order of columns and is topped with a series of statues. Pollack designed the English garden behind the mansion, his elevations are inspired by Ange-Jacques Gabriel's Place de la Concorde although he used Ionic rather than Corinthian columns. Pollack collaborated with Piermarini on designing what is now the physics laboratory at the University of Pavia, completed in 1787, which includes a series of Ionic semi-columns and niches with statues of Galileo Galilei and Bonaventura Cavalieri.

Other works include the Villa Casati in Muggiò and the Villa Rocca-Saporti in Via Borgo Vico, both completed in the 1790s, the Villa Amalia in Erba. Neoclassical architecture in Milan Micaela Pisaroni, Il neoclassicismo - Itinerari di Milano e Provincia, 1999, NodoLibri, p. 27 et seq