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John Colet

John Colet was an English churchman and educational pioneer. John Colet was an English scholar, Renaissance humanist, member of the Worshipful Company of Mercers, Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, London. Colet wanted people to see the scripture as their guide through life. Furthermore, he wanted to rejuvenate Christianity. Colet is an important early leader of Christian humanism as he linked reform. John Colet was a friend of a key figure in Christian humanism; the eldest son of Sir Henry Colet, he was born in London in January 1467, was educated at St Anthony's school and at Magdalen College, where he took his M. A. in 1490. He was nonresident rector of Dennington and vicar of St Dunstan's, now became rector of Thurning, Hunts. In 1493 he went to Paris and to Italy, studying canon and civil law and Greek. During his time abroad he became acquainted with Budaeus and Erasmus, with the teaching of Savonarola. On his return to England in 1496 he took orders and settled at Oxford, where he lectured on the epistles of Saint Paul, replacing the old scholastic method of interpretation with one more in harmony with the new learning.

Due to their influences, when he arrived back in England, he returned more than just a humanist. His methods did much to influence Erasmus, who visited Oxford in 1498, who received an annuity from Colet. Since 1494, Colet had been prebendary of York, canon of St Martin le Grand, London. In 1502 he became prebendary of Salisbury, in 1505 prebendary of St Paul's, afterwards its dean, having taken the degree of doctor of divinity, he continued to lecture on the books of the Bible. While at St. Paul's between 1505 and 1519, Colet used his preaching, scriptural exegesis and education towards Church reform. Around 1508, having inherited his father's wealth, Colet formed his plan for the re-foundation of St Paul's School, which he completed in 1512, endowed with estates of an annual value of £122 and upwards; the school, dedicated to the Infant Jesus, was in place to give young boys a Christian education. The celebrated grammarian William Lilye was the first master, the company of mercers were appointed trustees, the first example of non-clerical management in education.

Some held Colet's religious opinions to be heretical, but William Warham, the Archbishop of Canterbury, refused to prosecute him. King Henry VIII held him in high esteem despite his sermons against the French wars. Colet was rector of the guild of Jesus at St Paul's Cathedral and chaplain to Henry VIII. In 1514 he in 1515 preached at Wolsey's installation as cardinal. Colet had many distinguished sermons. One is the beginning of the Convocation of the clergy of Canterbury province at the London Cathedral on 6 February 1512. Archbishop Warham of Canterbury invited Colet to make the speech. Colet's speech is both insightful, it represents his work, or as Colet said himself, he is "speaking out of zeal, a man sorrowing for the ruin of the Church". Furthermore, Colet stated that he came "…here today, fathers, to admonish you with all your minds to deliberate, in this your Council, concerning the reformation of the Church"; the Convocation sermon is one of the most well known of his sermons. In addition, Colet gave a notable sermon before the royal court on Good Friday, 1513.

He gave this speech in the wake of political tension. In his speech, Colet prompted Christians to fight only for Jesus Christ. Colet's writings added to the tradition of Christian humanism, he studied Cicero, Jerome, John Chrysostom, Ignatius of Antioch and Polycarp. In his writings, Colet refers to Italian humanists and Platonists Marsilio Ficino and Pico della Mirandola. Erasmus said of Colet, “When I listen to Colet it seems to me that I am listening to Plato himself.” Erasmus portrayed Colet to show that one could be critical of the Church while still a loyal priest. His depiction of Colet was a depiction of himself. Colet has been studied over time and has experienced resurgences in popularity. Bishop Kennett studied Colet during the eighteenth centuries. Kennett passed his notes to Samuel Knight who used them to write a biography of Colet, published in 1724. During the nineteenth century, interest in Colet increased. Several editions of his works and an additional biography were published during that time.

Scholars believed Colet impacted his friend Erasmus and the English Reformation. Critics went on to view Colet as Protestant-like, though historical revisionists believe that Colet was a reform preacher that wanted to improve the quality of the Church. Colet died in 1519 of the "sweating sickness." His monument was erected on the south aisle of the choir at the cathedral church of Saint Paul but destroyed in the Great Fire of London. In addition to his sermons Colet's works include some scriptural commentary and works entitled Daily Devotions and Monition to a Godly Life. Together with Lilye and Wolsey, Colet produced materials forming the basis of the authorised Latin Grammar, used for centuries in the English schools. A number of letters from Colet to Erasmus survive. To this day, Colet's achievement is celebrated by St Paul's School, St Paul's Girls' School and St Paul's Juniors on John Colet Day at St Paul's Cathedral (having begun

Westgate Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge

The Westgate Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge is a motorway overbridge crossing the Northwestern Motorway near Westgate in Auckland, New Zealand. Construction began in late 2012 and was completed in January 2013; the 3-metre-wide bridge catering for both pedestrians and cyclists, as well as mobility-impaired users. It was designed and built by Jasmax architects, Aurecon Consulting Engineers and HEB Construction, cost $6 million, paid for by Auckland Transport and NZTA; the initial bridge works included work in the Manutewhau Walk Reserve on the eastern side of the bridge, including replacing pine trees with native trees. The main function is to provide a west-east connection for the local area, though in the long run, it is intended to link into a future extension of the Northwestern Cycleway up to the bridge, it was approved in the mid 2008s, as a response to a 2004 death of an 11-year-old boy hit by a van while he was crossing the motorway, in response to continued illegal crossing over the motorway of several dozen people daily, trying to avoid long detours in reaching the nearby shopping centre west of the motorway from the suburbs to the east.

However, from the time to approval until construction start, it took another four years until funding was allocated. Westgate Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge

Kim David Smith

Kim David Smith (born 1982/1983 is an Australian Helpmann Award-nominated singer and cabaret performer, known for performing Weimar-era inspired works that juxtapose authentic musical material with stylistic takes on current popular tunes. His recordings include electropop albums Nova and Supernova, written by Charlie Mason, released by Ninthwave Records. Smith's solo cabaret program "Morphium Kabarett" enjoyed an acclaimed 2016 residency at Pangea in the East Village, Manhattan. Smith studied Music Theatre at the Ballarat Arts Academy in Australia, resides in New York City. In 2009 Smith was presented with the Back Stage Bistro Award for Special Achievement as an Outstanding Performer, he was nominated for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Manhattan Association of Cabaret Awards in the Male Vocalist category. In 2015, he was invited to be part of the concert celebrating the 100th birthday of Édith Piaf at The Town Hall in New York City. Smith portrayed the Emcee in Hunter Foster's production of Cabaret at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts, in 2016, played Salome in Tristan Divincenzo's production of Oscar Wilde's Salome at the Provincetown Theater in 2017.

Smith debuted his musical salute to fellow Australian Kylie Minogue at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater on 25 June 2018 for New York City Pride. Kim Sings Kylie performed in Sydney, Australia at the inaugural Sydney Cabaret Festival in July 2019. Official website Kim David Smith on Twitter "Kim Smith's Jealous Video Showcases Aussie'Neo-Weimar, Cabaret-Pop' Star's Talents", The Huffington Post, 2 February 2016

African-American businesses

African-American businesses known as Black-owned businesses or Black businesses, originated in the days of slavery before 1865. Emancipation and civil rights permitted businessmen to operate inside the American legal structure starting in the Reconstruction Era and afterwards. By the 1890s, thousands of small business operations had opened in urban areas; the most rapid growth came in the early 20th century, as the rigid Jim Crow system of segregation moved urban Blacks into a community large enough to support a business establishment. The National Negro Business League—which Booker T. Washington, college president, promoted—opened over 600 chapters, it reached every city with a significant Black population. African Americans have operated every kind of company, but some of the most prominent Black-owned businesses have been insurance companies, recording labels, funeral parlors, barber shops, beauty salons, soul food restaurants, record stores, bookstores. By 1920, there were tens of thousands of the great majority of them quite small.

The largest were insurance companies. The League had grown so large that it supported numerous offshoots, serving bankers, lawyers, funeral directors and insurance agents; the Great Depression of 1929-39 was a serious blow, as cash income fell in the Black community because of high unemployment, many smaller businesses closed down. During World War II many employees and owners switched over to high-paying jobs in munitions factories. Black businessmen were more conservative elements of their community, but did support the Civil Rights Movement. By the 1970s, federal programs to promote minority business activity provided new funding, although the opening world of mainstream management in large corporations attracted a great deal of talent. Black entrepreneurs based in music and sports diversified to build "brand" names that made for success in the advertising and media worlds. Black entrepreneurship can be traced back to when the African Americans were first forcibly brought to North America in the 17th century.

Many African Americans who gained their own freedom out of slavery opened their own businesses, some enslaved African Americans were able to operate their own businesses, either as skill tradespeople or as minor traders and peddlers. Enslaved African Americans operated businesses both without their owners' permission. Free blacks facing a hostile environment operated small businesses. Profit-making businesses were created by more free and enslaved African Americans than one might realize from the usual survey of antebellum America; when the opportunity presented itself, it was taken by these men and women, sometimes timidly, sometimes whole-heartedly, endorsed by the masters of the enslaved. As a young slave, Lunsford Lane recalls selling a basket of peaches for money he could keep and soon, he says, "plans for money-making took the principal possession of my thoughts." In six to eight years he had amassed one thousand dollars, enough to purchase his freedom, as we read from The Narrative of Lunsford Lane.

William J. Brown was born into a free black family in Rhode Island and as a young man faced discrimination and unethical treatment from whites as he strove to pursue a trade and career. In his selection from his Life of William J. Brown of Providence, R. I. we read his frustrating experiences as a store clerk and apprentice shoemaker. James Forten, Sr. a freeman and grandfather of Charlotte Forten, learned the sail-making trade after the Revolution, bought his employer's business, became the wealthiest black man in Philadelphia. In this 1835 article from the white journal The Anti-Slavery Record, a white reporter describes a visit to Forten's sailmaking business. After being emancipated by his master in 1820, William Johnson became a successful black businessman in Natchez, operating a barber shop, loaning money and acquiring real estate. Free-born in Philadelphia, Mifflin Gibbs became a businessman, lawyer and abolitionist. For several years he operated a clothing store in San Francisco, which he we learn from his autobiography Shadow and Light.

After purchasing her freedom in St. Louis, Elizabeth Keckley moved to Washington, DC, became the dressmaker for Mary Todd Lincoln, producing elegant gowns for the capital's elite women, her 1868 autobiography Behind the Scenes display her ardor and initiative in creating her business and her life. Emancipation and civil rights permitted businessmen to operate inside the American legal structure starting in the Reconstruction Era and afterwards. By the 1890s, thousands of small business operations had opened in urban areas; the South had few cities of any size in 1860, But during the war, afterward, refugees both black and white flooded in from rural areas. The growing black population produced a leadership class of ministers and businessmen; these leaders made civil rights a high priority. Of course, great majority of blacks in urban America were unskilled or low skilled blue-collar workers. Historian August Meier reports: From the late 1880s there was a remarkable development of Negro business – banks and insurance companies and retail stores....

It occurred at a time when Negro barbers, tailors caterers, trainmen and other artisans were losing their white customers. Depending upon the Negro market, the promoters of the new enterprises upheld the spirit of racial self-help and solidarity. Memphis Tennessee was the base for Robert Reed Church, a freedman who became the South's first black millionaire, he made his we

Ebanda Manfred

Ebanda Manfred was a Cameroonian makossa singer. He is composer of the hit song "Amie" made famous by Bébé Manga. Ebanda Manfred was born in Bali, Cameroon to Mr. Dooh Ebanda and Naéémy Matheo. After obtaining the CPCE in 1952 at Public School of Bonapriso, he continued his studies in Ebolowa and the Technical College of Douala, where he obtained the CAP in 1957. In 1960, age 24, falls in love with a young schoolgirl in Yaoundé. Friend Brigitte Essomba, Unmarried teen mother, left school to care for her child while still in the first cycle of secondary education. Ebanda Manfred expressed his feelings to her, she says she can not engage in a love story as it has not weaned her baby. Finding long wait - since the following year he returned to Douala - Ebanda Manfred sings his despair: "Friend, njika bunya so mo, mo o oa my Dube no, na na mba tondi oa?". Translation: "Friend, will you believe when my love?". The song " Amié" is born, composer one year of experience in music; the problem was that she was married but this song has caused a lot of trouble of him.

Whenever he heard this song, her husband beat her to the point that it burst a look. She subsequently remarried, she still lives, "says Manfred Ebanda which meanwhile has found Villa Vienne, his first wife, soul mate and companion of music. In 1961, Manfred Ebanda integrates "Rhythmic band" with fire Nelle Eyoum, it was while he was in this group that recorded " friend" on the radio in 1962. He did not think to declare the song to a company copyrights. From the year of registration, the Ball begins again; the kickoff is given by Francis Bebey who released a record, in Europe, in which he plays "friend". Four years it's another makossa singer Paul Ebeny, which records in France. At this designer rhythm Makossa, he was awarded the first prize for the best song of the Reunification in 1971 in Cameroon Radio. Ebanda worked with his wife Villa, till their divorce in 1978. In 1980, Bebe Manga recorded an adaptation of "Amie" which propels the front of the international music scene and allows him to receive the " Golden Maracas " SACEM.

The same year, André astasia, a West Indian, the lot under " Alimony ". In 1982, Henri Salvador's turn to enter the dance of times of " friend " and follow Nayanka Bell, Manu Dibango and Papa Wemba, Monique Seka, Jackie Biho, Bisso na Bisso, Bebe Manga, others, his latest album, " Lolo ", released in 1989, Manfred Ebanda to his credit - a duet with his ex-wife, Villa Vienne - 7 " 45s " and 4 " 33 rpm ". On August 29, 2003, he was taken to hospital Bonassama, in Douala. After receiving care, Ebanda Manfred returned home to Bodjongo, but his condition worsened, he was brought to the Ad Lucem Hospital suffering further complications. The diagnosis revealed. Ebanda Manfred died on September 3, 2003 in Douala a few minutes before having surgery due to stomach pains, he was interred on September 13, 2003 in Bojongo, Cameroon. Amie is not the only one, taken. Other compositions of the singer as " Enoumedi ", " Baby na granny ", " Djongwanè lam " or " Ballad Bantu " have been, but friend is the only one, a worldwide success.

The only Cameroonian song that has nothing to envy " Guantanamera ", the other tube that has not finished running the world. Albums1981: Sister Muna 1983: Manfred Ebanda 1989: Lolo

First Jersey Credit Union

First Jersey Credit Union was a federally insured, state chartered, 102 million dollar, 7,606 member, natural person, credit union operating from two branches in Passaic County, New Jersey. It was involuntarily liquidated by the NCUA on February 28th, 2018. USALLIANCE Federal Credit Union absorbed the majority of FJCU. First Jersey was chartered in 1929; the credit union converted from a multi-SEG credit union to a community credit union on 18 April 2005. First Jersey Credit Union Board members received media attention in 2009 over allegations by a former CEO of violations of the travel expense policy. Anyone who lives, worships or attends school in Passaic county, New Jersey is eligible for membership. Family members of current members are eligible to join. First Jersey Credit Union offers these services: Checking Accounts and related, including debit cards Savings Accounts Certificates of Deposit IRAs Consumer loans of all kinds Lines of credit Credit cards Auto loans: Car loans, motorcycle loans, etc.

Home equity loans and Home equity lines of credit Mortgages Federally Insured Student loans Direct Deposit Home banking - offered in 2007 Three High School seniors that are members of First Jersey Credit Union are awarded $1,000 scholarships to the college of their choice. The credit union submits applications to the NJ Credit Union League for a shot at an additional $1,000 scholarship. Credit Unions College Scholarships New Jersey First Jersey Credit Union — official site First Jersey Credit Union statistics