click links in text for more info

Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London is a public research university in London, specialising in the arts, design and social sciences. It is a constituent college of the University of London, it was founded in 1891 as Goldsmiths' Technical and Recreative Institute by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in New Cross, London. It was renamed Goldsmiths' College; the word College was dropped from its branding in 2006, but Goldsmiths' College, with the apostrophe, remains the institution's formal legal name. Nearly 20% of students come from outside the UK, 52% of all undergraduates are mature students. Around a third of students at Goldsmiths are postgraduate students. In 1891, the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, one of the City of London Livery Companies, founded Goldsmiths' Technical and Recreative Institute; the Goldsmiths' Company was established in the 12th century as a medieval guild for goldsmiths and jewellers. The Livery Company dedicated the foundation of its new Institute to "the promotion of technical skill, knowledge and general well-being among men and women of the industrial and artisan classes".

The original Institute was based in New Cross at the former Royal Naval School building. In 1904, the Institute was merged with the University of London and was re-established as Goldsmiths' College.. At this point Goldsmiths was the largest teacher training institution in the country. Training functions were expanded to include refresher courses for teachers, the University Postgraduate Certificate in Education and an Art teacher's Certificate course; the College ran its own Nursery School. Shortly after the merger, in 1907, Goldsmiths added a new Arts building, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield, at the back of the main building. During the Second World War it was decided to evacuate the faculty and students of the College to University College, Nottingham, a decision which proved wise both at the time and in hindsight, since the main building was struck by an incendiary bomb and gutted in 1940. During the 1960s Goldsmiths experienced a rapid expansion in student numbers, it is during this period that Goldsmiths began to establish its reputation in the arts and social science fields, as well as offering a number of new teacher training qualifications.

The original main building was expanded, the Lockwood Building, Whitehead Building, Education Building, Warmington Tower and St James's Hall were all built to accommodate the influx of new students. The university acquired a number of historic buildings in the surrounding area, including the splendid former Deptford Town Hall and Laurie Grove Baths buildings; the Richard Hoggart Building, Deptford Town Hall and the Laurie Grove Baths all retain Grade II listed building status. In 1988, Goldsmiths became a full College of the University of London and in 1990 received its Royal Charter. Among its wardens have been Richard Hoggart, Andrew Rutherford and Ben Pimlott; the current, first woman, Warden is Francis Corner. In 2018, the former boiler house and public laundry of Laurie Grove Baths was refurbished and opened as Goldsmiths CCA. In August 2019, Goldsmiths announced that it would be removing all beef products from sale and would be charging a 10p levy on bottled water and single-use plastic cups.

The changes were introduced as part of the university's efforts to become carbon neutral by 2025. Goldsmiths is situated in New Cross, a populated area of south-east London with a considerable art and music scene; the area is served by London Overground trains at New Cross Gate. The main building, the Richard Hoggart Building, was designed as a school by the architect John Shaw, Jr; the former Deptford Town Hall Building, designed by Henry Vaughan Lanchester and Edwin Alfred Rickards, acquired in 1998, is used for academic seminars and conferences. In addition to this Goldsmiths has built several more modern buildings to develop the campus, including the RIBA award-winning Rutherford Building completed in 1997, the Ben Pimlott Building designed by Will Alsop and completed in 2005, the Professor Stuart Hall Building, completed in 2010; the library, or the Rutherford Building, has three floors and gives students access to an extensive range of printed and electronic resources. The third-floor library is believed to house the largest collection of audio-visual material in the UK.

Goldsmiths' students, like all other students in the University of London, have full access to the collections at Senate House Library at Bloomsbury in central London. The seven-storey Ben Pimlott Building on New Cross Road, complete with its distinctive "scribble in the sky" has become a signature of modern Goldsmiths, it contains studio and teaching space for the Department of Art, as well as housing the Goldsmiths Digital Studios and the Centre for Cognition and Culture. The Professor Stuart Hall Building, situated next to the green, is home to the Media and Communications Department and the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship. Facilities include a 250-seat lecture theatre and teaching rooms, as well as a cafe with outdoor seating; the Department of Art at Goldsmiths is one of the leading fine art teaching and

National Register of Historic Places listings in West Philadelphia

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in West Philadelphia. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in West Philadelphia, United States; the locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in an online map. There are 579 properties and districts listed on the National Register in Philadelphia, including 67 National Historic Landmarks. West Philadelphia includes 65 of these properties and districts, including 5 National Historic Landmarks. Two sites are split between West Philadelphia and other parts of the city, are thus included on multiple lists. List of National Historic Landmarks in Philadelphia National Register of Historic Places listings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Choi Kyoung-hwan

Choi Kyoung-hwan is a member of the National Assembly of South Korea in the Hannara Party. He represents the Gyeongsan-Cheongdo region of Gyeongsangbuk-do. Choi has promised to work for the extension of Daegu Subway Line 1 beyond the borders of Daegu to Gyeongsan, to expand the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology. Choi was the acting Prime Minister from 27 April 2015 to 18 June 2015. Born in Gyeongsan's Sincheon-dong, Choi graduated from Daegu High School in 1975, he obtained his bachelor's in economics at Yonsei University, passing the civil service exam while enrolled for a fourth year of study in 1979. He received his Ph. D. in economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he studied from 1987 to 1991. His work in economics has opened up various opportunities for Choi. In 1995, he served as a researcher at the European Bank for Development. In the 2002 South Korean presidential election, he was special advisor on economics to then-presidential candidate Lee Hoi-chang.

In 2018 he was jailed for 5 years for bribery. List of Korea-related topics Politics of South Korea Official campaign website, in Korean


T. D. Kusalakumari was an Indian film actress and a dancer, she has featured in Tamil and Malayalam language films. Born in Thanjavur, she is a niece of T. R. Rajakumari, her birth name is Kusalambal. Being born in an artistes family, she began learning Bharata Natyam at the age of 3; when she was 5 years old, the family moved to Chennai. She used to go to film shooting with her aunt T. R. Rajakumari, she began her film career as a child artiste. Though she has danced in films before, she got a character role in Avvaiyar as the child Avvaiyar, her major role as the poor woman falling in love with Sivaji Ganesan, was in Koondukili, the only film Sivaji Ganesan and M. G. Ramachandran featured together, she acted as the younger sister of Sivaji Ganesan in Kalvanin Kadhali, as the younger sister of K. R. Ramasamy in Needhipathi; the competition dance with Kumari Kamala in Konjum Salangai brought fame to her as a dancer. She began her film career in Telugu with Raju Peda as a dancer; the film was a success.

After that, she starred in many Telugu films both in character roles. She was paired with Prem Nazir in Malayalam-language film Seeta in the title role; the film ran for more than 200 days. Another Malayalam film Mariakutty won the President's award. Kalaimamani Kalai Chelvam Kusalakumari did not marry, she lived with her brother T. D. Sekar in Chennai; the Chief minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalitha came to know Kusalakumari's financial difficulties and sanctioned a monthly allowance of Rs.5000. Kusalakumari died of old age on 7 March 2019 in Chennai

The Jewish Exponent

The Jewish Exponent is a weekly community newspaper in Philadelphia and the second-oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper in the United States. The Jewish Exponent has been published continuously since April 15, 1887. A predecessor newspaper, The Jewish Record, had been published since 1875; the paper was founded by 43 prominent Philadelphians—among them Henry Samuel Morais—who pledged that it would be "devoted to the interests of the Jewish people." It was an early supporter of Zionism. In the 1940s, the paper experienced financial difficulties, on May 5, 1944, it was purchased by real estate magnate Albert M. Greenfield and turned over to the Allied Jewish Appeal, a precursor of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, which still publishes it today via the Jewish Publishing Group. In 1999, the Jewish Exponent launched its website. A re-designed website was launched in November 2012; the site contains timely news of a local, national and Israel nature, as well as blogs, special interest columns, death notices and Mazel-Tov announcements.

It is the home of the Jewish community events calendar with hundreds of events added monthly in a fashion, searchable by event type and location. The online guide to Jewish Philly provides a searchable method for the community to find out about every Jewish organization in the Delaware Valley, as well as businesses that wish to promote their products and services to the Jewish community of Greater Philadelphia; the site allows users to register for weekly email newsletters as well as engage with the Jewish Exponent via social media such as Facebook and Twitter. On June 3, 2015, the Exponent laid off its entire editorial staff. Reports said; the owners contracted with Mid-Atlantic Media to operate the editorial department of the paper. Mid-Atlantic is based in Baltimore and produces several other Jewish papers, including the Baltimore Jewish Times, Washington Jewish Week, The Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh. Joshua Runyan, Mid-Atlantic's editorial director, was named the paper's new editor, replacing Lisa Hostein.

The current circulation is made up of direct subscribers and those who donate to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. The paper is delivered to 24,000 households; the paper had 40,000 subscribers in 2009. However, when the paper celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1962, it had the largest circulation of any Jewish newspaper in the United States. At the hundredth anniversary in 1987, the circulation was 65,000. Official website

Highest-paid NBA players by season

The highest-paid NBA players by season has eclipsed $40 million. Larry Bird was the first player to earn $5 million or more with a salary of $7,070,000 in the 1991-92 season. Magic Johnson became the first player to earn $10 million or more in the 94-95 season with a salary of $14,660,000. Patrick Ewing became the first player to earn $15 million or more in the 95-96 season with a salary of $18,724,000. Michael Jordan was the first NBA player to sign a contract worth over $20 million and in fact it exceeded $30 million as well in a season. During the 1997–98 season, Jordan earned $33,140,000, which still stands as the most any NBA player has earned on a 1-year contract. Jordan holds the record for the second largest 1-year contract at $30,140,000 in the 1996-97 season. Kobe Bryant became just the second player to reach this milestone. LeBron James became the third in the 2016–17 season. Stephen Curry became the first player to eclipse $40 million per year when he signed a record 5-year contract worth $201 million in 2017, starting with $34,682,550 in the 2017-18 season and ending with the largest earnings in the 2021-22 season with a record payout of $45,780,966.

Beginning in the 1984–85 NBA season, the NBA's first salary cap was introduced. The NBA salary cap is the maximum dollar amount each NBA team can spend on its players for the season. However, the NBA uses a "soft" salary cap, which means that significant "salary exceptions" allow NBA teams to exceed their allotted amount in order to sign players; the salary cap is determined during the offseason, but as stated earlier, it is liable to change. An exception is necessary to sign a player for a contract that would exceed the salary cap threshold of the "soft cap"; the Larry Bird exception, more known as Bird Rights, allows teams to re-sign a current player only if he has played for that particular team for a minimum of three years. Another exception, known as the mid-level exception, allows for teams that are over the salary cap to sign one or more players as long as they do not exceed the total amount of the average NBA salary. Next, the bi-annual exception can be used by teams every other year to sign a free agent for up to two years at an amount set by the NBA.

The rookie player exception allows any NBA team to sign their first-round draft pick to a contract based upon a scale set forth by the NBA. Another option for teams would be to assign players to a league-assigned minimum salary contract for a maximum of two years. According to 2010–11 NBA season game performance, the league's best players were not its highest-paid players; each year there are ten players selected to one of the two All-NBA Teams. Out of those ten players chosen that year, Kobe Bryant was the only player, among the game's ten highest-paid during the 2010–11 NBA season. List of highest paid Major League Baseball players List of player salaries in the NHL List of salaries