Mike Haynes (cornerback)

Michael James Haynes is an American former professional football player, a cornerback in the National Football League for the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Raiders. He used his speed and range to become both a premier defensive back and an outstanding punt return specialist. Haynes was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997. Haynes went to T. S. King Middle School, as stated by him in the 2012 recognition for his Hall of Fame awards. Haynes played cornerback at John Marshall High School in Los Angeles; the team on which he played chose two all star players to represent Marshall, which would lead to his further career. In addition to football, Haynes participated in track and field and holds the long jump record at John Marshall. During his Senior Year Haynes started both ways on defense. However, Marshall went 0-7-1 in the Northern League in 1971 and tied Belmont 20-20 in his final game. In a show of his athletic accomplishments, John Marshall High School named the school football stadium in his honor when he was inducted into the school football hall of fame in 1986.

In his final regular season track meet, Haynes had to run the final leg of the Mile Relay rest before completing his final long jump effort. The opposing team, believing they had won the league championship, went home. Haynes rested leaped 23'5", a school record that still stands, winning the event, the meet and the league championship with it. At Arizona State, Haynes was a three-time All-Western Athletic Conference selection, a two-time All-America selection. In 2001, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Haynes was selected in the first round in the 1976 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots, he enjoyed a sensational rookie year with the Patriots with eight interceptions and an AFC-leading 608 yards on 45 punt returns. That year, Haynes gave the Patriots their first-ever touchdowns on punt returns with 89-yard and 62-yard returns, he earned a Pro Bowl invitation as the first of nine Pro Bowl bids. He won NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors; the 1976 Patriots clinched a playoff berth for the first time in 13 years.

In the first round the Patriots lost to Oakland Raiders 24-21. In the 1978 season Haynes had a total of 6 interceptions, one of, returned for a touchdown against the Baltimore Colts; the Patriots lost to the Houston Oilers in the playoffs. Haynes played 4 more seasons with New England with 9 picks and a single touchdown in 1980 against the rival New York Jets. Haynes recorded 28 interceptions and 1,159 yards on 111 returns, a 10.4-yard average during his seven years with the Patriots. He started his career with 58 consecutive starts before being sidelined with a rib injury late in 1979. Haynes was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 1994 and number was retired as well. Haynes played out his option with the Patriots in 1982, in November 1983, his contract was awarded to the Los Angeles Raiders in a settlement that gave the Patriots a No. 1 draft choice in 1984 and a No. 2 pick in 1985. After playing the last five regular season games, he started in the Raiders’ Super Bowl XVIII victory, notching one interception, two pass breakups and one tackle.

His partner in the Raiders' secondary was Lester Hayes, the tandem was recognized as one of the best cornerback duos in league history. Washington Redskins general manager Bobby Beathard said that Haynes tipped the balance in the Raiders' favor; the Raiders and Redskins had played in the regular season when Haynes was still a Patriot, his addition gave the Raiders the luxury of having two shutdown corners. In seven seasons with the Raiders, Haynes returned only one punt but he added 18 interceptions to give him a career total of 46 which were returned for 688 yards and two touchdowns, including a team-record 97-yard return against Miami in 1984. Haynes was an All-Pro choice in 1978, 1982, 1984 and 1985 and an All-AFC pick eight times. In 1997, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 1999, he was ranked number 93 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players, he is ranked number 49 on the NFL Network Top 100 Greatest Players. Haynes is considered by many football experts to be the best overall cornerback in the history of the NFL.

Haynes's nephew is basketball player Justin Bibbs. Pro Football Hall of Fame: Member profile

Eugene Kelly (banker)

Eugene Kelly was an Irish-American merchant and philanthropist, who founded corporations in San Francisco and New York City. Eugene Kelly was born in County Tyrone, the son of Thomas Boye O'Kelly. At the age of twenty-four he emigrated to the United States, became a clerk in the mercantile house of Donnelly Bros, New York. After a few years, he removed to Maysville and went into business, but on established himself in St. Louis; when the California Gold Rush began, he saw the opportunity and went to San Francisco in the latter part of 1849, opening a mercantile establishment there in partnership with Joseph A. Donohoe, Daniel T. Murphy and Adam Grant. After ten years of business, the firm dissolved, Kelly took part in founding the Pacific Coast banking house of Donohoe, Ralston & Co. in San Francisco, the firm of Eugene Kelly & Co. in New York. For nearly thirty-five years this business was continued, until, in 1894, Kelly retired and the house was dissolved, he was a factor in railroad banking for a third of a century.

He founded the Southern Bank of the State of Georgia and contributed to the rebuilding of the town hall of Charleston, S. C. after the Civil War. He was a director in the National Park Bank, the Bank of New York, the Equitable Life Assurance Society, the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank, the Title Guarantee and Trust Company. In 1884, he was chairman of the New York Electoral College. In the Roman Catholic Church, of which he was a member, he was a prominent layman, being one of the founders of the Catholic University of America, a director until his death, he was a trustee of Seton Hall College and a member of the committees which had oversight of the construction of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Washington Square Arch and the Statue of Liberty erected in New York harbor; the first wife of Eugene Kelly died in 1848. His daughter, Eugenia, by this marriage, became the wife of James A. G. Beales of New York. In 1857, he married Margaret Hughes, niece of Archbishop John Hughes, four sons by this marriage survived him — Eugene, Thomas Hughes and Robert J. Kelly.

He died in New York following a paralytic stroke. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Lyman Horace, Weeks, ed.. Prominent Families of New York. New York: The Historical Company. P. 334. Media related to Eugene Kelly at Wikimedia Commons

Maradana College of Technology

Maradana College of Technology is the oldest technical college in Sri Lanka. Formally known as the Ceylon Technical College, an institution of higher education for Technical and Scientific fields in Ceylon and a government department, it was established as the Government Technical College in 1893 at Colombo. In 1906 with renamed as Ceylon Technical College, it was the center for study of science such as chemistry, physics and all technical training and development special in the areas of civil and mechanical engineering; the Maradana Technical College Building has become a landmark of Colombo. When the Ceylon University College was established in 1921, the science section of the Ceylon Technical College was transferred to form the Department of Science, at the new University college, affiliated to the University of London; the Technical College began preparing students for the external degrees in Engineering of the University of London since 1933 as well as for associate membership examinations of the professional institutions of civil and mechanical engineering.

In 1942 the Ceylon Technical College was separated from the Education Department and was made the Ceylon Technical College Department. Several years began courses in accountancy and commerce. Soon after in 1950 the engineering courses were transferred to the newly established Faculty of Engineering of the University of Ceylon. In 1966 the engineering technicians courses were transferred to the Institute of Practical Technology. In 1964 it was absorbed into the Department of Technical Education and Training over the next decades the several technical colleges were established around the country and the existing junior technical colleges where upgraded. Coming under the Department of Technical Education and Training, the principal technical college remained at Maradana, retain the name Maradana College of Technology along with 32 colleges of technology, technical colleges today come under the purview of the Ministry of Tertiary Education & Training however it is under the Ministry of Youth Affears.

D. J. Wimalasurendra - engineer, member State Council of Ceylon A. N. S. Kulasinghe - engineer, founding chairman State Engineering Corporation, commissioner Colombo Port Commission Kanagaratnam Sriskandan - chief highway engineer, British Department for Transport K. Aiyadurai - chairman, Jaffna Urban Council Sri Lanka Technical College, Maradana Department of Technical Education & Training