Henry Lester was a British architect and philanthropist in Shanghai. Lester was born in Southampton in 1840 as the youngest of four brothers. After finishing his university studies, he returned to Southampton with a bachelor's degree in architecture. Unluckily, all of his brothers died of an unknown disease. One doctor told him that he should leave his homeland, so Lester departed Southampton with sadness and disconsolation. Henry took a cargo ship to Shanghai with another Briton, Gordon Morris, who afterwards became his partner. Lester arrived in Shanghai in 1867, worked for the Shanghai Municipal Council for three years, he attended Shanghai Real Estate Agency, opened by the American businessman Edwin Smith, he became a main shareholder of the agency. After Smith's retirement, Lester's own company, Johnson & Morris, took over all the assets of Shanghai Real Estate Agency and Lester became one of the richest merchants in Shanghai. According to the stipulation of Shanghai Municipal Council, staff members could not participate in its main business services and trade activities.
Henry opened Lester. H, until the expiration of his contract, his compatriots Gordon Morris, George A. Johnson became shareholders together afterward, they renamed the company'Lester, Johnson & Morris' and the Chinese name was kept as before. It became one of the most well-known architect offices, it is hard to construct. Sincere Department Store, Shanghai Branch 1917 Nissin Building 1921 Puyi Building 1922 North China Daily News Building 1924 Bank of Taiwan Building 1926 Renji Hospital 1932 Henry Lester Institute of Technical Education 1934 Mitsubishi Bank Building 1936 Jialing Office Building 1937Most of them are historic architectures in Shanghai. Mr. Henry Lester bequeathed most of his assets to establish and endow the Henry Lester Trust Limited, which support Chinese Students study in UK. Introduction of Henry Lester Trust Ltd
Indigo Girls are an American folk rock music duo from Atlanta, United States, consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. The two met in elementary school and began performing together as high school students in Decatur, part of the Atlanta metropolitan area, they started performing with the name Indigo Girls as students at Emory University, performing weekly at The Dugout, a bar in Emory Village. They released a self-produced, full-length record album entitled Strange Fire in 1987, contracted with a major record company in 1988. After releasing nine albums with major record labels from 1987 through 2007, they have now resumed self-producing albums with their own IG Recordings company. Outside of working on Indigo Girls–related projects, Ray has released solo albums and founded a non profit organization that promotes independent musicians, while Saliers is an entrepreneur in the restaurant industry as well as a professional author. Saliers and Ray are active in political and environmental causes.
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers first met and got to know each other as students at Laurel Ridge Elementary School in DeKalb County, just outside Decatur, but were not close friends because Saliers was a grade older than Ray. While attending Shamrock High School, they became better acquainted, started performing together, first as "The B-Band" and as "Saliers and Ray". Saliers began attending Tulane University in Louisiana. A year Ray graduated high school and began attending Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. Homesick, both transferred to Emory University in Atlanta. By 1985, they had begun performing together again, this time as the Indigo Girls. Saliers stated in a March 2007 National Public Radio Talk of the Nation interview, "we needed a name and we went through the dictionary looking for words that struck us and indigo was one."Their first release in 1985 was a seven-inch single named "Crazy Game", with the B-side "Everybody's Waiting". That same year, the Indigo Girls released a six-track Extended play album named Indigo Girls, in 1987 released their first full-length album, Strange Fire, recorded at John Keane Studio in Athens and including "Crazy Game".
With this release, they secured the services of Russell Carter, who remains their manager to the present. Strange Fire changed his opinion; the success of 10,000 Maniacs, Tracy Chapman, Suzanne Vega encouraged Epic Records company to enlist other folk-based female singer-songwriters. Their first major-label release named Indigo Girls, which scored #22 on the album chart, included a new version of "Land of Canaan", on their 1985 EP album and on Strange Fire. On the self-titled release was their first hit "Closer To Fine", which scored #52 on the popular music chart and #26 on the modern rock chart, they managed one week on the mainstream rock album-oriented rock music chart at #48. In 1990, they won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album, they were nominated for Best New Artist. Their second album, Nomads Indians Saints, went gold in December 1991 and included the hit song "Hammer and a Nail", a #12 modern rock music track; the Indigo Girls followed it with the live Back on the Bus, Y'all and 1992's album Rites of Passage, featuring the song "Galileo", the duo's first top 10 modern rock music track.
During the accompanying tour in December, they invited on a few dates Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees as special guest to sing a couple of songs with them. They recorded Swamp Ophelia in 1994, which went platinum in September 1996, charted at #9 on the Billboard 200 album chart. In 1995, the Indigo Girls released 1200 Curfews. Shaming of the Sun was released in 1997 followed by Come on Now Social in 1999. Shaming of the Sun debuted at number seven on the Billboard charts, driven by the duo's contribution to the Lilith Fair music festival tour; the track "Shame on You" received more airplay on adult alternative, top 40 and adult top 40 radio stations than any of their previous singles, although this seemed to be a peak in their crossover success. Retrospective, a compilation album with two new tracks, was released in 2000 and Become You followed two years later, their last Epic studio album was All. On June 14, 2005, they released Rarities, a collection of B-sides and rare tracks decided by fans' input, which fulfilled the album count obligation for their contract with Epic.
After departing Epic, the Indigo Girls signed a five-record deal with Hollywood Records. Their first Hollywood album, Despite Our Differences, produced by Mitchell Froom, was released on September 19, 2006. John Metzger from MusicBox Online described Despite our Differences as "the most infectious, pop-infused set that the duo has managed to concoct. In fact, its melodies and arrangements are so ingratiating that the album carries the weight of an instant classic." Thom Jurek from AllMusic wrote: "part of an emotional journey as complete. More relevant than anyone dared expect. It's moving and true. It's their own brand of rock & roll, hewn from over t
Date My Mom is a television dating show airing on the music channel MTV and produced by Kalissa Productions. The series premiered on November 15, 2004 and ended in 2006. An 18- to 24-year-old heterosexual male, gay male or lesbian female, goes on three separate dates with three moms, who try to convince them to pick their son or daughter to date; the dater only meets the mother and makes his or her decision on their impression of the mother and her descriptions of her child. The dates are varied and are geared towards the dater's interests; the dates range from a simple lunch date to cheerleading lessons, washing cars, picking wild flowers, cooking and getting tattoos.. At the end of the date the mother reports back to the child; the mothers and contestants tend to be assured of their chances. After all dates are completed, an elaborate beachfront finale is conducted; the dater explains to each mother why he or she has or has not chosen her child, one by one the sons or daughters are revealed according to the person's liking.
María Auxiliadora Delgado San Martín was an Uruguayan civil servant, health advocate, wife of President Tabaré Vázquez. She served as First Lady of Uruguay from 2005 to 2010, she regained the position on 1 March 2015, when Vázquez was sworn in for a second non-consecutive term. Auxiliadora met her husband, Tabaré Vázquez, when he was just 16 years old, she was 19 years old, she worked for the Caja de Jubilaciones y Pensiones for 32 years before her retirement. Auxiliadora's signature initiative as First Lady was a national program to improve dental health and oral hygiene, she oversaw the national campaign, with an emphasis on students from rural communities. Her program, Plan Bucal, launched in 2005, has provided dental services to more than 100,000 children across Uruguay, as of 2015. In December 2015, the General Assembly of Uruguay honored her with an award for her work; the First Lady granted interviews during her tenures. She died of a heart attack on 31 July 2019, her remains were buried at Cementerio de La Teja, Montevideo
Lvivska Brama is a station on the Syretsko-Pecherska Line of the Kiev Metro between the stations Lukianivska and Zoloti Vorota, built but never opened. Upon the construction of the Syretsky radius, which began in 1990, the first stage was to consist of five stations that would open in two phases: Zoloti Vorota – Lukianivska with Lvivska Brama as interim, Lukianivska – Syrets with two stations as interim, the whole project would be opened in late 1990s. However, due to the financial offsetting that the breakup of Soviet Union brought onto the Ukrainian economy, which had a devastating effect on the construction of the Metro, frequent breaks due to the lack of finances affected the quality. Another important factor was the need for the station; the station is located in the centre of the city where the density of Metro stations was large, inter-station distances are short. Moreover, the square for which the station is named was not great in importance to justify the absolute need for the station.
It was the square itself that proved to have the deciding reason, because the original location for the escalator tunnel needed altering, a disagreement arose on where it will be located. All this led to the station not opening with the first part of the Syretsky radius in 1996. After the financial situation improved towards the late 1990s, various optimistic forecasts started promising the completion of the station accurate to the opening day: 14 October 1999, 30 December 1999. However, after the opening of the third station on the radius, most of the attention switched to other extensions and Lvivska Brama was in a way forgotten. Between Dorohozhychi and Lukianivska another station was planned, Vulytsia Hertsena, unlike Lvivska, only a provision was left. Today the station exists as an empty carcass that can be seen from inside the trains, which slow as they pass. Both widened tunnels for the platform halls are done, however most of the passages to the central hall are still not opened, the central hall itself is only bored through.
The original architectural image of the station was to be on par with Lukianivska, both symbolising a break with Soviet past and a Ukrainian future. The theme for Lvivska Brama would be orientated on Western Ukraine consisting of sharp contrasting colour tones; the pylon portals would feature additional white vaults joining at the base of the pylons. Contrasting with this would be the black internal pylon passages; the floor will be arranged in a symmetrical cross pattern of red and black granite. It is unclear. At present Lvivska Brama square requires a major reconstruction and redevelopment raising the area's significance for transport and commerce. Once, done the need for the station will be justified. In its present state, a period from nine months to year will be enough to complete the station for opening, without any disruption to the service of the line. At present Kiev City administration is searching for an investor to fund the reconstruction of the square. However, at the same time, the Kiev Metro construction has other priorities the Holosiyiv radius and the Podilsko-Voskresenska Line, which are much more significant than Lvivska Brama.
Nonetheless in early 2007 it has been emerged. A Lviv based Zubr company, to rebuild the square would be now forced to complete the station with an opening date of 2010. Construction of the station resumed in July 2008; as of May 2012, the station had not been completed due to further construction delays. Telychka, another unfinished station of the Syretsko-Pecherska Line Photograph Photograph Google Maps – Satellite shot on the Lvivska Brama square