Johnathan Hildred Wall Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. A Raleigh, North Carolina native, Wall was chosen with the first overall pick of the 2010 NBA draft by the Wizards after playing one year of college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats. Wall is a five-time NBA All-Star, he was named to his first All-NBA Team in 2017. Wall was born on September 1990 to Frances Pulley and John Carroll Wall Sr.. When he was a year old, his father, who had served time in prison for second-degree murder, was convicted of armed robbery. Wall Sr. was released from prison on August 24, 1999, but died of liver cancer a month at the age of 52. Wall's older half-brother, John Carroll Wall Jr. promised at their father's funeral to take care of the family, but was incarcerated the next year and released in 2018. Throughout Wall's childhood, his mother worked multiple jobs to support him and his sister, along with his half-sister, Tonya.
The death of his father caused Wall to reject the authority of adults and led him down a path of acting up that entailed occasional fighting in middle school. He was cited for entering as a teenager. Wall played for two AAU basketball teams, first Garner Road and D-One Sports. Wall played his first two years of high school basketball at Garner Magnet High School in Garner, North Carolina. After his second season, his family moved to Raleigh, where he repeated his sophomore year at Needham B. Broughton High School. Despite Wall having a impressive tryout, he was cut from the school's varsity team for attitude related issues. For this reason, he transferred to Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, it was there that Wall set about the reform of related issues. Coach Levi Beckwith worked with Wall, first to stop demeaning his teammates for missed layups, to improve his facial expressions and general demeanor. On the heels of his second sophomore year of high school, in the summer of 2007, Wall was invited to the prestigious Reebok All-American Camp in Philadelphia.
In 2008, Wall played in the Elite 24 Hoops Classic, at which he scored 10 points and won co-MVP honors alongside Dominic Cheek, Maalik Wayns, Lance Stephenson. As a fifth-year senior in 2009, Wall averaged 19.7 points, 9 assists, over 8 rebounds for Word of God Christian Academy and was ranked one of the best high school basketball players in the class of that year. He led the Holy Rams basketball team all the way to the North Carolina Class 1A state championship. Wall scored 11 points in the contest. Wall was selected to participate in the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit in Oregon, he was selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic that year at Madison Square Garden, where he notched 6 assists. Recruited by the University of Kentucky, Duke University, Georgia Tech, University of Kansas, Wall announced his commitment to attend the University of Kentucky on May 19, 2009, he was suspended by the NCAA from Kentucky's first exhibition game and first regular season game for travel benefits he received from his AAU coach Brian Clifton, a certified agent at the time.
In his first action as a Wildcat, in an exhibition game against Clarion University of Pennsylvania, the freshman point guard led his team to victory with 27 points and 9 assists in 28 minutes of playing time. In his collegiate debut at Kentucky versus Miami University, Wall made the game-winning shot with.5 seconds left on the clock to help #5 ranked Kentucky win. He finished with 19 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals. On December 29, 2009, against Hartford, Wall set the Kentucky single-game assist record with 16, 11 in the first half, with only 1 turnover; the mark was held by Travis Ford, at 15, was broken on Ford's 40th birthday. Wall scored 9 points. On September 22, 2017, Wall was inducted into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame; because Wall was a fifth-year high school senior in 2009 and would turn 19 by the end of the year, some sources argued that he would be eligible for the 2009 NBA draft. League rules stated that American players must turn 19 during the year of the draft and be a year removed from their regular high school class.
NBA spokesman Tim Frank told sportswriter Chad Ford that the league was not sure if Wall met the second criterion, that league officials would need to "do due diligence to determine his eligibility". However, Wall announced in April 2009 that he was not entering the 2009 NBA draft, where he was expected to be the first player taken, would attend Kentucky instead. On April 7, 2010, Wall announced that he would forgo his final three seasons of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2010 NBA draft, where he was expected to be the first overall selection for the Washington Wizards. On May 3, Wall signed with agent Dan Fegan. On June 23, 2010, Reebok revealed Wall as its latest signing, casting him as the face of its latest basketball shoe, the ZigTech Slash. On June 24, 2010, Wall was drafted as the first overall pick by the Washington Wizards in the 2010 NBA draft. On June 25, 2010, Mayor Adrian Fenty of Washington, D. C. declared June 25 as John Wall Day on a plaque handed to John Wall during his Washington Wizards' presser.
Wall was named the Most
Mark Fisher, OBE, MVO, RDI was a British architect best known for his rock music stage sets. He was born in England. Fisher graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London in 1971, he was a Unit Master at the AA School from 1973 to 1977. In 1984 he set up the Fisher Park Partnership with Jonathan Park; the partnership was dissolved in 1994 when he established the Mark Fisher Studio. Fisher designed stage sets for Pink Floyd, for The Rolling Stones, Mylène Farmer, Tina Turner and U2, for the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Concert, Madonna's 2012 MDNA Tour, Lady Gaga's 2012 Born This Way Ball Tour and for the Metallica's'Death Magnetic tour. In 2000, he created the Millennium Dome Show with Peter Gabriel, he has designed opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympics, The Genesis Turn It On Again tour, "The Million Dollar Piano" for Elton John and the Asian Games, stage sets for theatrical shows including We Will Rock You and both KÀ and Viva Elvis by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas.
He designed. Fisher designed Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball tour stage; the stage consisted of a large medieval castle. Fisher designed the Han Show theater in 2010. Fisher and his team worked with the client, designing a viable building alongside their vision of innovative technology and exhilarating spectacle. Fisher died in his sleep on 25 June 2013 at the Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead, UK, leaving an estate, before taxes, of more than £7 million, his design for Elton John's Diving Board Tour debuted posthumously. Mark Fisher on IMDb Stufish https://web.archive.org/web/20100504144413/http://www.arcspace.com/architects/fisher_mark/mark_fisher_features.html https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703989304575504293302648522
James Henry Bloomfield was an English football player and manager. He made nearly 500 appearances in the Football League, including more than 300 in the First Division with Arsenal, Birmingham City and West Ham United, he was capped by England at under-23 level. He spent 13 years in management with Orient and Leicester City. Bloomfield was born in Notting North Kensington, London, his younger brother Billy was a professional footballer with Brentford, a nephew, Ray Bloomfield, featured for Arsenal's youth team and for a brief period for Aston Villa's first team before moving on to play soccer in America. He began his career as a youngster with non-league club Hayes, had a short spell with Walthamstow Avenue, before joining Second Division club Brentford in October 1952. After Brentford were relegated in 1954, Bloomfield was snapped up by Arsenal for £8,000 as a replacement for Jimmy Logie. Bloomfield made his debut at the start of the season, against Everton on 25 August 1954, though he only played 19 times that season, it was not until 1955–56 did he become a first-team regular.
A powerful inside forward with a high work rate and accurate passing, Bloomfield was part of Arsenal's attack from 1955 to 1960, one of Arsenal's few stars during a mediocre period for the club. He won caps for England at under-23 level, but never at full level, for the Football League XI, played in the London XI that lost the first Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final against Barcelona in 1958. Bloomfield played 227 times for scoring 56 goals. However, with the arrival of George Eastham in 1960, Bloomfield lost his place in the team, was sold to Birmingham City in November that year. Bloomfield spent four seasons with the Blues and losing another Fairs Cup final in 1961, he helped Birmingham win the 1963 League Cup, scoring a goal in the final itself as Birmingham overcame local rivals Aston Villa. In the summer of 1964 he returned to Brentford, had spells with West Ham United, Plymouth Argyle and Orient. In 1968, he became Orient's player-manager, won the Third Division in his second full season, 1969–70, He was appointed by newly promoted Leicester City in 1971, kept the Foxes in the First Division for six years.
They reached the FA Cup semi-finals in 1973–74, which they lost, after a replay, to Liverpool. During his six-year stint at Leicester, Bloomfield created a side of free-flowing skilful football on a shoe-string budget, featuring the likes of Frank Worthington, Keith Weller and Len Glover, he is still considered one of the club's all-time great if not greatest manager, he left the club in 1977, they were relegated the following season. Bloomfield returned to manage Orient again in 1977, his second spell in charge included a run to the FA Cup semi-finals in 1977–78, where they were defeated by his old club Arsenal, he left in 1981 following a dispute with the club chairman, Brian Winston, over the sale of Nigerian international winger John Chiedozie. In a 2014 Football League poll, Bloomfield was voted Orient's best manager. After leaving Orient, he was a coach at Luton Town until his sudden death in Chingford, Essex, in 1983, from cancer at the age of 49. Birmingham City League Cup: 1963 Orient Football League Third Division: 1969–70 Football League Third Division Manager of the Year: 1969–70