The largest cities of South Korea have an autonomous status equivalent to that of provinces. Seoul, the largest city and capital, is classified as a teukbyeolsi, while the next 6 largest cities are classified as gwangyeoksi. Smaller cities are classified as si and are under provincial jurisdiction, at the same level as counties. Under South Korean laws sets the following condition for a municipality to be designated as a city: population of a county must be 150,000 or greater or passage of a special legislative bill by the National Assembly such as Gyeryong; the national government can designate cities of at least 500,000 inhabitants to have the status of special status city. These statuses expand the scope of administrative authority delegated from the provincial government to the city government. A can be reclassified as a Metropolitan city if it contains at least 1,000,000 inhabitants. Only Suwon and Changwon meet these requirements but neither city has been nominated. A specific city is a municipal city that has a population greater than 500,000 and has been designated as such by an order of the national government under Article 175 of the Local Autonomy Law.
Specific city are given powers to subdivide themselves into non-autonomous districts but, not all Specific city are subdivided into non-autonomous districts such as Bucheon, Hwaseong, or Namyangju. South Korea have a total of 15 Specific cities. NotesThe name "Seoul" does not originate from hanja; the official Chinese translation is written as 首爾/首尔, a transcription based on the pronunciation of "Seoul", but 漢城/汉城 remains used. As a suffix, the character gyeong is used, which means "capital". Seoul was designated a "Special Independent City" separate from Gyeonggi Province on August 16, 1946. List of cities in South Korea by population The Principal Cities of South Korea Korea.net-Facts about Korea Korea.net-Facts about Korea Largest cities in South Korea
Cloudy Rhodes is an Australian photographer and filmmaker. Her short film, Lo Loves You played along with the American film First Girl I Loved in Australia in 2017. Both films explored LGBT issues. Rhodes has directed a music video for Sonic Youth; the video uses Australian landscape as a backdrop for homoerotic imagery. Her photography has drawn attention from major magazines, she is a photographer for Teen Vogue. Rhodes has been profiled for her surfing. Rhodes was born in Palm Beach, Florida, to parents who were both painters, grew up in Sydney, Australia, her brother is a filmmaker. Rhodes is lesbian. List of female film and television directors List of lesbian filmmakers List of LGBT-related films directed by women
George Edgar Abecassis was a British racing driver, co-founder of the HWM Formula One team. Born in Oatlands, Abecassis was educated at Clifton College, he began circuit racing in 1935 in a modified Austin Seven. After taking 1937 as a year away from the track, he acquired an Alta and made a name for himself in English national racing during the 1938 and 1939 seasons. In 1939, he won the Imperial Trophy Formula Libre race at Crystal Palace, driving his Alta, defeating Prince Bira, in the E. R. A. Known as Romulus, in a wet race, "that being the only time it was beaten by a 1,500 cc car in the British Isles."At one point, Abecassis held the Campbell circuit lap record at Brooklands at 72.61 miles per hour On 3 July 1938 Abecassis broke the Prescott Hill Climb record with a climb of 47.85 seconds in his supercharged 1½-litre Alta. When World War II broke out he joined the Royal Air Force, as a member of the Volunteer Reserves, became an experienced pilot becoming a member of the secret "Moon Squadrons", ferrying secret agents in and out of occupied countries in Europe with specially-modified Halifax and Stirling aircraft.
During the course of his wartime service Abecassis was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and was mentioned in dispatches with the following citation:... has been employed as a Flying Instructor and latterly as Deputy Flight Commander. His keenness and enthusiasm, combined with conscientious and consistent instruction, have always been an inspiration to trainee pilots and his pupils have in every case displayed the hallmark of his careful attention, he has carried out a long spell on the arduous and exacting duties of a Flying Instructor at an Operational Training Unit. Abecassis achieved the rank of squadron leader, following the war, continued as a member of the RAF Volunteer Reserves prior to his discharge in 1953. After World War II Abecassis went back to racing with pre-war machinery, he won a race at Gransden Lodge in a road-going 3.3-litre Bugatti on 15 June 1946. In 1947, Abecassis finished second in the Swedish Grand Prix, held on a frozen lake at Vallentuna, driving an E. R. A. In 1948, he finished second to Bob Gerard in the Jersey International Road Race.
He became a partner, with John Heath, in Hersham and Walton Motors Ltd. a motor dealership and garage in Walton-on-Thames. Building on his pre-war association with the Alta marque, Abecassis and HWM assisted in the development of the Alta GP car, designed to comply with the introduced Formula One regulations. After the failure of this enterprise and Heath decided to construct their own cars under the HWM banner, but retaining Alta engines; the HWM cars were designed to compete in the Formula Two class, but when the World Championship switched to Formula Two regulations in 1952 HWM cars became eligible to compete in the Grand Prix events. During their prime, HWM employed such future stars as Stirling Moss and Peter Collins, the Belgian Johnny Claes scored their first victory, in the Grand Prix des Frontières at a street circuit in Chimay, Belgium. Abecassis's HWM team took a notable victory in the International Trophy race at Silverstone in 1952, this time with Lance Macklin at the wheel. With the reintroduction of Formula One cars to the World Championship in 1954, Abecassis and Heath attempted to produce a competitive car using the 2.5-litre version of the Alta engine but it was not a success.
It was with his own HWM cars that Abecassis raced in his only two Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, at the Bremgarten circuit, in the 1951 and 1952 Swiss Grand Prix. He was more successful as a sports car driver with Aston Martin and won his class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1950, sharing his DB2 with Macklin, he finished second in the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1953, partnered by Reg Parnell. In 1953, Abecassis constructed an HWM sports car for his own personal use, powered by a Jaguar straight-6 engine, with which he contested many national British races until 1956. In 1956, Heath was killed in an accident in the Mille Miglia and Abecassis retired from racing, turning his attention to running the HWM operations, he was the Facel Vega importer for Britain, while his motor industry connections were aided by the fact that he was married to Angela, the daughter of Aston Martin chairman Sir David Brown. He died aged 78, near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. In September 2010 his son David Abecassis published a comprehensive biography of his father under the title A Passion for Speed.
His grandson, Jonathan Abecassis, has an active interest in vintage sports car racing. He competes in the Fifties Sports Car Racing Club series, driving an Austin Healey 100/4. Abecassis, David. A Passion for Speed: the life and times of George Abecassis. P J Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9550102-6-2. George Abecassis Racing Driver with a Passion for Speed, 2010. Our History, HWM of Walton on Thames, West London. Fast motoring in a Facel Vega, Motor Sport Magazine, August 1958. "Abecassis, George Edgar". Traces of War. Netherlands: Foundation for Information on World War 2. 2019
Homer Franklin Aspinwall was an American politician and wartime sea captain. Aspinwall was born in Stephenson County, where he spent most of his professional life farming; the success of his farm led to his election as a county supervisor, to the Illinois Senate. He served eight years, during which the outbreak of the Spanish–American War led to his appointment as captain of a transport ship. Homer Aspinwall was born to John Aspinwall and Lucy Shumway in Stephenson County, Illinois 7 miles west of Freeport on November 15, 1846, his father had suffered "His parents being in poor circumstances, he was compelled to earn his own living at the early age of seven years." He attended public school and Freeport High School while helping on the family farm worked as a clerk in a wholesaling store, returning to the family farm again after two years of clerking. Florence Township. Aspinwall married Emma M. Sheetz on December 18, 1874, they had a son, John Ray, a daughter, Grace. Through his American pioneer ancestor, Peter Aspinwall, who had arrived to the New World around 1630, Homer Aspinwall descended from Nicholas Haute and the Knights of the Shire of Kent, who became Members of Parliament and Sheriffs for successive generations of his ancestors.
He descended from another early American Great Migration Puritan, Peter Palfrey, the father of Peter Aspinwall's spouse, Remember Palfrey, to whom he was wed by Governor John Endicott in 1661, following the death of his first wife, Alice Sharp. Peter Aspinwall and Remember Palfrey are ancestors of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, making Homer F. Aspinwall a fifth cousin of the former US President, he is a fifth cousin of Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau. "The Rebel" Thomas Wyatt and Winchester Rifle namesake Oliver Winchester are each a sixth cousin to Homer Aspinwall. An advocate of modern farming machinery, Aspinwall developed his farm and became a prominent local citizen. Aspinwall was elected tax assessor for Florence Town and held a variety of other minor offices there, he elected to the county board of supervisors, where he served a four-year term. Aspinwall was a delegate to the 1880 Republican National Convention, supporting former President Ulysses S. Grant. In 1892, Aspinwall was elected to the Illinois Senate as a Republican.
He served two four-year terms in the legislature. In 1896, Aspinwall campaigned for William McKinley. At the outbreak of the Spanish–American War in 1898, Asprinwall helped to raise a regiment and offered to serve as lieutenant colonel. However, the unit was not deployed, instead, McKinley appointed Aspwinwall a captain and assistant quartermaster, he was tasked with overseeing the SS Manitoba transport ship of the Atlantic Transport Line. The ship transferred 12,000 servicemen over the course of the conflict. With the war over, Aspinwall was mustered out in February 1899. Homer Aspinwall served for two years as president of the Northern Illinois Agricultural Association. A Methodist, Asprinwall was the secretary of the Freeport Methodist Camp-Meeting Association, he was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. Aspinwall died in Freeport on February 23, 1919, was buried there in Oakland Cemetery. Archaeologia Cantiana, Vol 21: "Knights of the Shire of Kent from AD 1275 TO AD 1831", by Rev. J. Cave-Browne.
The Aspinwall genealogy, by Algernon Aikin Aspinwall. USA.
Georgia Carroll was an American singer, fashion model, actress, best known for her work with Kay Kyser's big band orchestra in the mid-1940s. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Carroll, she was born in Blooming Grove, where her father raised sheep, her family moved to Dallas, where she graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. One of Carroll's early jobs was modeling for a department store in Texas, she went to New York City and worked for the John Powers modeling agency. While she worked as a model in New York, she took vocal lessons, she had her first brush with celebrity when she was the model for "The Spirit of the Centennial" statue at the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. The statue still stands in front of, she was a 1937 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas and has been inducted into the school's Hall of Fame along with many other well-known graduates. Carroll came to Hollywood when producers wanted her to play Daisy Mae in a film version of the Li'l Abner.
Her height cost her that opportunity, when she turned out to be taller than the actor selected to play the title character. Her acting career began in 1941 when she appeared in several uncredited small roles in films such as Maisie Was a Lady with Lew Ayres and Ann Sothern, Ziegfeld Girl with Judy Garland, as well as You're in the Army Now and Navy Blues, in both of which she appeared with the Navy Blues Sextette, she appeared as Betsy Ross in the James Cagney musical Yankee Doodle Dandy in 1942. She did modelling during this time, appearing in advertisements for Jewelite hairbrushes, among other products. Anne Taintor used some of these advertisements featuring Carroll to express the voice of the modern woman. In 1943, Carroll joined Kay Kyser's band, as a featured vocalist. Capitalizing on her good looks, she was given the nickname "Gorgeous Georgia Carroll" as a joking reference to the professional wrestler George Wagner, who used the name "Gorgeous George"; as a member of Kyser's band, Carroll appeared in three films: Around the World, Carolina Blues, most notably the Second World War-era "morale booster" Thousands Cheer which gave fans a chance to see Kyser and his band in Technicolor.
Kyser's band has a featured performance near the end of the film, with Carroll delivering a key solo interlude of the Arthur Freed/Nacio Herb Brown standard, "Should I?" In 1945, Carroll married Kyser and made no further film appearances, retiring from performing in 1946. The couple, who had three children, remained married until his death in 1985. Carroll had been living in Chapel Hill since retirement; the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is custodian of a large archive of documents and material about Kay Kyser, donated by Carroll. Georgia Carroll died in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on January 14, 2011. Georgia Carroll on IMDb Inventory of the Kay Kyser and Georgia Carroll Kyser Papers, 1906-2004, in the Southern Historical Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill
Edward Berkeley Portman, 1st Viscount Portman, was a British Liberal politician. He was an active supporter of the Royal Agricultural Society of England from its commencement in 1838, served as president in 1846, 1856, 1862, he was a considerable breeder of Devon cattle and of improved Alderney cows. Portman was born on 9 July 1799 to Edward Portman, of Bryanston and Orchard Portman in Dorset, his first wife Lucy, elder daughter of Reverend Thomas Whitby of Cresswell Hall, Staffordshire. Portman was educated at Oxford. At Christ Church, he graduated with first-class honours, B. A. 1821, M. A. 1826. In 1823 Portman was elected to Parliament as a Liberal for Dorsetshire, a seat he held until 1832, represented the newly created constituency of Marylebone from 12 December 1832 to March 1833. On 27 January 1837 Portman was raised to the peerage as Baron Portman of Orchard Portman, became an active member of the House of Lords. Lord Portman served as Lord Lieutenant of Somerset from 22 May 1839 to June 1864.
He was a councillor and commissioner of the Duchy of Cornwall, a councillor of Duchy of Lancaster and as Lord Warden of the Stannaries from 20 January 1865 till his death. On 28 March 1873 he was further honoured. Lord Portman died on 19 November 1888, aged 89, in Bryanston and was succeeded in the barony and viscountcy by his eldest son Henry Berkeley Portman. Another son, Edwin Berkeley Portman, became Member of Parliament for North Devon, his father died in 1823. He was a descendant of Sir William Portman, Lord Chief Justice of England between 1555 and 1557. Lord Portman married Lady Emma Lascelles, third daughter of Henry Lascelles, 2nd Earl of Harewood, on 16 June 1827, they had William Henry Berkeley, Edwin Berkeley. Emma died on 8 February 1865. Grandparent Henry Portman father Edward Portman Mother Lucy Whitby Issue Lady Emma Lascelles married on 16 June 1827 Lee, Sidney, ed.. "Portman, Edward Berkeley". Dictionary of National Biography. 46. London: Smith, Elder & Co. Kidd, Williamson, David.