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Pale (heraldry)

A pale is a term used in heraldic blazon and vexillology to describe a charge on a coat of arms, that takes the form of a band running vertically down the centre of the shield. Writers broadly agree that the width of the pale ranges from about one-fifth to about one-third of the width of the shield, but this width is not fixed. A narrow pale is more if it is uncharged, that is, if it does not have other objects placed on it. If charged, the pale is wider to allow room for the objects drawn there; the pale is one of the ordinaries in heraldry, along with the bend, chevron and chief. There are several other sub-ordinaries; the word pale referred to a picket and it is from the resemblance to this that the heraldic pale derives its name. Pallet In British heraldry when two or more pales appear on a field, they are conventionally termed pallets. While a pallet is classified as a diminutive of the pale, the pallets on a shield of two pallets may be no narrower than the pale on another where it has been narrowed to accommodate other charges on either side.

Paly A shield with numerous pales may be termed paly in early heraldry, though this term is now properly reserved to describe a variation of the field. In pale In pale refers to the appearance of several items on the shield being lined up in the direction of a pale. Palewise A charge palewise is vertical like a pale. Party per pale A shield party per pale is divided into two parts by a single line which runs in the direction of a pale. A pale may be couped. If couped at the bottom it is blazoned as "a pale retrait in base"; the Canadian pale, invented by George Stanley for the flag of Canada, occupies half the field. On a 1:2 flag such as Canada's, it is square; the name was suggested by Sir Conrad Swan, used when Elizabeth II of Canada proclaimed the new flag on 28 January 1965

KVOM (AM)

KVOM is a radio station licensed to serve Morrilton, United States. The station is owned by Bobby Caldwell's East Arkansas Broadcasters, through licensee EAB of Morrilton, LLC. KVOM translates on K223CR-FM 92.5, presenting a format of oldies rock and roll, R&B and pop, along with news, local sports and St. Louis Cardinal baseball. On Christmas Day, 1952, radio station KVOM-AM in Morrilton went on the air for the first time, it had been about two years since the inception of the idea for a radio station in the community. In 1950, after the sale of his bakeries in Russellville, J. C. Willis was interested in getting into a different line of business. A friend, the late Russ Horne, suggested. Morrilton was chosen for the location of the station; the application to build radio station KVOM was made to the Federal Communications Commission on May 10, 1951. The studios and tower would be located on Highway 64, one-half mile east of Morrilton, on land leased from Mrs. Roy Chaney and the late Col. Roy R. Chaney.

The construction permit was granted in July 1952. L. Bryan of Russellville, they would be doing business as Morrilton Broadcasting Company. Willis purchased Horne's interest in 1955 and Bryan's interest in 1959, making him the sole owner and licensee. KVOM was a daytime station operating from sunrise to sunset on the clear channel frequency of 800 kHzwith 250 watts power. At that time, the tower for the station was the tallest between Little Rock and Fort Smith, being 263 feet tall. Mr. Willis' family worked at KVOM at various times during the years. In 1975, a license application was made and approved for the ownership of KVOM to be changed to a partnership of J. C. Willis, Ella Mae Willis and Stanton C. Willis; that partnership was changed to Morrilton Broadcasting Company, Inc. with J. C. Willis as president. In 1977, Morrilton Broadcasting Company made formal application to the FCC for an FM broadcast station to operate at 3000 watts, located at 101.7 MHz. The construction permit was granted in 1979 but in the meantime it was decided that a move to a different location with larger facilities would be feasible.

Morrilton Broadcasting Company acquired property on Highway 113 West and built new facilities for both AM and FM broadcasting with the tower moved to the new site. In July 1980, KVOM AM-FM began broadcasting from the location. Over the next three years, Stan Willis took over a large part of the managerial duties of KVOM, upon the death of his father in January 1984, became president of Morrilton Broadcasting Company and General Manager of KVOM. In 1988, he was elected president of the Arkansas Broadcasters Association. In 1995, the Willis family sold the radio stations to a new partnership, KVOM, Inc. consisting of principals Linda Cate and Francis Harp and station employees Nichols and Rich Moellers. The following information was taken from corporate records of KVOM, Inc. and from the "History" link of River Valley Radio's website: Harp was manager of the station at that time. The principals had other broadcasting interests around Arkansas - including River Valley Radio Group, LLC, formed when they acquired three Russellville/Dardanelle stations, KWKK-FM, KCJC-FM and KCAB-AM.

They put those together with an FM license in Atkins and obtained the construction permit from the FCC in April 1998. That station became KVLD-FM. Moellers became station manager of KVOM AM-FM in 2000; the KVOM stations were purchased in June 2003 based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Management of the two operations was consolidated and Moellers became manager of the current cluster. In January 2014, ownership transferred to East Arkansas Broadcasters. KVOM-AM, KVOM-FM and KVLD-FM became EAB of LLC and Moellers was named Market Manager; the remaining stations in the cluster, KCJC-FM, KWKK-FM and KCAB became EAB of Russellville, LLC. Query the FCC's AM station database for KVOM Radio-Locator Information on KVOM Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KVOMQuery the FCC's FM station database for K223CR Radio-Locator information on K223CR

Holy Child High School, Ghana

Holy Child School known as Angel's Hill, is a female second-cycle institution in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana. In 2003, the school was ranked among the best 10 schools in Africa, producing the best overall female student in the 2003 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations Holy Child School produced the best overall student,Jochebed Adwoa Sutherland and the second best overall student, Audrey Emefa Awuttey for the 2017 West African Senior School Examination, WASSCE, it was founded by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus in the year 1946 to provide education to Catholics within the region. The current student population stands at over 1000 girls aged between 18 years. All students of Holy Child School are boarders; the School has always prided itself in providing holistic education for females so that they may strive to achieve higher heights and become "Women of Substance". The school motto is "Facta Non Verba" which means Actions Not Words; the present headmistress of the school is Rev.

Sister Josephine Anto known as "JoJoy" or "Joezzy" Their colours are yellow and brown. Following the establishment of Mfantsipim School and Adisadel College in 1876 and 1910 the Catholic community in Ghana were eager for the establishment of Roman Catholic-based education in Ghana. On 15 January 1935, Bishop Porter blessed and led a ceremony for the laying of the foundation-stone of St. Augustine's College, solemnly laid by Sir Arnold W. Hodson, the Governor, his Lordship turned his attention to female education.. "As far as possible", said Bishop Porter, every Catholic was to be educated in a Catholic School or College. The reason is obvious; the ordinary man or woman imbibes his or her Catholicism from practice rather than theory. Catholicism in the school and the college is thus too necessary for girl, their conversations at table and during recreations, their games and work and the expression of their ideals themselves, in a word, their whole body and soul must be a Catholic. And can the Catholic atmosphere, that indefinable atmosphere be found anywhere else besides the Catholic School and College?"

Therefore, to meet the increasing demands for wider educational facilities for girls, a reorganisation of existing establishments and the provisions of new schools became an urgent necessity. Many female teachers were needed to help teach in schools. Shortage of teachers was acute; as far back as 1934 Bishop Porter of the Gold Coast Colony Vicariate had appealed to Rev. Mother General to open a Secondary School for girls in his Vicariate, but it was not until World War II between 1939 and 1945 that the foundation was discussed and accepted. On 12 August 1945 the foundation stone of Holy Child was solemnly blessed by His Lordship Bishop William Porter and laid by the Honourable T. R. O. Mangin, the Chief Commissioner of the Colony; the Commissioner was happy that one of the post-war projects was to be the provision of education for girls. The first party of three nuns, Rev. Mother Mary Joachim, Mother Mary Cyril and Mother Mary St. Edward, landed at Takoradi on 20 February 1946, they were met at the wharf, first by the Rev.

Father Fisher, Vicar Delegate of Bishop Porter, to prove himself to be a faithful friend and an invaluable counsellor during the early days of the college, secondly, to their great joy and surprise, by Rev. Mother General and Rev. Mother Provincial. By 5 March 1946, the lower school building, the convent, three dormitory blocks, two dining-rooms, a water-tower and two bungalows had been put up, the college admitted 120 students, his Lordship William Porter continued to encourage parents to send their daughters to Holy Child College. By 1955 the number of students has doubled and it became necessary to transfer the Training College Department to Takoradi. Holy Child School, which started with 50 students, now had 700 students and Holy Child College now had 400; the school offered academic as well as vocational courses. Before 1955, students did their sixth-form course at St. Augustine's College until the school secured teachers to handle sixth-form subjects. Holy Child College and School has produced and continues to produce qualified professional women who have served their country with great satisfaction and efficiency in accordance with the motto of the school "Facta Non Verba".

There are two distinctive features in the educational system of the society. First, the students were given some measure of trust -- rather unusual in those days. One of the nuns wrote: "under such training the law of conscience becomes paramount, a permanent basis of principle is developed, not to be discarded with the school uniform." The uniform of the school is brown skirt. The school has nine houses of residence. Holy Child School has an ongoing alliance with their fellow Catholic boys' school, St. Augustine's College; the alliance is known as APSU-HOPSA. Joyce Bamford-Addo Mary Spio Akosua Agyapong Regina Honu Ama Pomaa Andoh Angela Dwamena-Aboagye Phyllis Christian Anna Bossman Marian Ewurama Addy Nikoletta Samonas Betty Acquah Magdalene Apenteng Philomena Nyarko - former government statistician A short History of Holy Child School