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Phelps County, Missouri

Phelps County is a county located in the central portion of the U. S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 45,156; the largest city and county seat is Rolla. The county was organized on November 13, 1857, was named after U. S. Representative and Governor of Missouri John Smith Phelps. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, it included the mean center of U. S. population in 2000. Phelps County comprises MO Micropolitan Statistical Area. Much of the county is included within the Ozark Highlands American Viticultural Area. Vineyards and wineries were first established in the county by Italian immigrants in Rolla. Since the 1960s, winemakers have revived and created numerous vineyards in Missouri and won national and international tasting awards; the first Phelps County Court convened on November 1857 in the John Dillon cabin. The historic courthouse was begun in mid-summer of 1860, used as a Union hospital during the American Civil War and served as the courthouse until February 1994, at which time all county offices were relocated in the new Phelps County Courthouse.

The new courthouse was dedicated on May 22, 1994. The first settlers came to this area in 1818 building along the riverbanks. In 1844 John Webber built the first house within the present city limits of Rolla. One year Lieutenant James Abert started the first railroad reconnaissance survey in Rolla. Abert was to become the first professor of Civil Engineering at the Missouri School of Mines; the founder of Rolla, Edmund Ward Bishop, was a railroad construction contractor in New York. He came to this part of the country in 1853 with the job of building the “Frisco Branch of the Southwest Railroad.” Because of an urgent demand, Phelps County was created by legislative action on November 13, 1857 from portions of Pulaski and Crawford counties. A special commission was appointed to select the site for a county seat, with instructions to locate the site on the mail line of the railroad as near the center of the county as possible. Bishop offered a tract of some 50 acres for the official town site, it was accepted.

There was disagreement over the site - the "westerners" wanted Rolla, the "easterners" wanted Dillon, so the General Assembly did not declare Rolla to be the official county seat until 1861. The group favoring Dillon 600 of them, signed a petition of protest citing the fact that only two of the three commission members had met to consider the possible sites for the county seat, they contested the decision all the way through the Missouri Supreme Court. Before the high court could make a decision, the Legislature took action on January 14, 1860, confirming the location of the county seat at Rolla. Smarting under a considerable amount of criticism concerning the matter, all members of the county court resigned during April 1858, but withdrew their resignations, it was settled in favor of Rolla. Rolla was surveyed, laid out and named in 1858. Bishop wanted to call it Phelps Center. John Webber preferred the name "Hardscrabble" for the obvious reasons. George Coppedge, another original settler, of North Carolina, favored "Raleigh" after his hometown.

The others agreed with Coppedge on the condition that it shouldn't have "that silly spelling, but should be spelled'Rolla.' The county seat locating commission designated the area now known as Rolla to be the county seat. The town of Rolla did not exist as of November 1857, when the county was created. Only the J. Stever office and John Webber's home were located in the area. Early court business included the location and opening of roads from the county seat to various places within the state, including St. Louis, Jefferson City, Lake Spring, Salem, it is in this last road order, dated in July 1858, that the use of the name Rolla first appears in the court records. The name was used earlier, in May 1858, in a deed of railroad land to the county. On April 26, 1859, the county court ordered the 50 acres donated by Mr. Bishop for the site of the county seat to be surveyed; the survey was conducted by A. E. Buchanan, a young railroad surveyor. Buchanan delivered his plat to the county court on May 31, 1859.

The railroad ran its first train on December 1860, making Rolla the terminus of the road. Until the continuation of the Frisco, all goods were loaded on wagons and transported to Springfield and south and west on what is now U. S. Highway 66. During the American Civil War, Rolla was an important military post with as many as 20,000 Union troops here; the original Phelps County Court House was transformed into a hospital during the war. In April 1861, Fort Sumter was fired upon and a decision was made to support the South. On May 10, the Circuit Court session saw a heated debate of secession, which caused a breakup of the proceedings; as the story goes, Circuit Court Judge James McBride soon departed to assume command as a Confederate general under Sterling Price. Outside the courthouse, a group of men drew down the United States flag and raised a Confederate flag, hastily pieced together by the women of Rolla; the tension was thick when the group moved to the newspaper office of Charles Walder, a Union supporter and editor of the Rolla Express.

Walder was forced to cease printing. Southern sympathizers patrolled the town day and night ordering Union sympathizers to leave town. On June 14 of that year, General Franz Sigel arrived by train with his 3rd Missouri Infantry and took over the town. From that day until the close of the war, Rolla was in Union hands; the 13th Illinois Infantry Regiment, under Colonel John B. Wyman, was brought i

Mary Ann Knight

Mary Anne Knight was an English miniature-painter, specialising in miniatures of children and babies. She was associated with Andrew Plimer, who married her sister. Knight was born on 7 September 1776 at Birchin Lane, the daughter of Frances Woodcock and John Knight, a City of London merchant, she was one of ten children of the family. At the age of twenty-six she began to paint portraits in order to assist her parents, who had fallen upon hard times, she received instruction in miniature work from Andrew Plimer, it is stated that it was through her coming for lessons that he made the acquaintance of her elder sister Joanna Louisa, whom he afterwards married. He seems to have retained a considerable affection for Mary Ann, she spent much of her time at his house. Although she was receiving skills that Plimer himself had been indulgently given by his own master Richard Cosway, she painted portraits from 1802 down to 1836, a period of thirty-four years, a list of her works, extracted from her note-books, are appended in Williamson She kept a careful account of her earnings, records that she made the sum of £5,171 9s.

8d. Being an average of 150 guineas a year throughout the above period. At first, the sums which she obtained for her work were small, ranging from two to four guineas for a portrait. For some years she was able to get five, six guineas for a larger portrait, but the average price continued lower than that. However, her prices crept up, at the end of 1805 she was receiving nine guineas for the larger and seven guineas for the smaller size, ten guineas for portraits of children, with which she was known to be successful. In 1809 ten guineas seems to have been her usual price, in 1815 this became fifteen guineas rising to twenty, and, in a few instances to thirty guineas for the portrait of a child. Miss Knight began to exhibit at the Royal Academy in 1803, sent in all thirty pictures to that gallery, exhibiting two unnamed pictures at the Old Water-Colour Society, she ceased work in 1836, having recorded altogether 696 portraits, at an average price of 7.5 guineas apiece. Certain portraits appearing in the Royal Academy catalogues are not to be found in her list, in which there are many curious omissions.

Some years have hardly any entries given to them, nothing at all appears marked for the years 1818, 1820, 1832, although Academy catalogues show her exhibiting in 1818. She resided at one time at Hampstead, but it is not known where, as the word Hampstead is the only address which she gives on her letters. At another time she was at Stony Stratford, where her parents were residing. In 1813 her brother in Philadelphia wrote to her at her studio in Old Bond Street. On she was again at Hampstead, towards the end of her life she lived at Grove End Road, St. John's Wood, there in 1851 she died, at the age of eighty-five. Comparatively few of her portraits have been identified, although many of them still exist, either attributed to the wrong artists, or marked in catalogues as by unknown hands; the most notable collection of her portraits is a series at Belvoir Castle, representing various members of the Manners family. Another two portraits are of the dramatist Joanne Baillie and the philanthropist Robert Owen are in the National Galleries of Scotland.

The picture of Baillie may be a copy as the sitter allowed only one copy to be made as she would not permit an engraving to be made but one of these is in the gallery. The fate of the preparatory sketches she made for these paintings and many those of other people such as Lady Caroline Lamb, her own and the Byron family are now unknown; the success which Miss Knight obtained in her portraits of children appears to have been the result of her engaging charm, quiet soft voice, merry vivacious manner, great kindliness of disposition. All these qualities enabled her to appeal to her juvenile sitters, they were ready to listen to her stories and to sit to her for as long as she desired to have them, it is certain that she was able to catch their arch and roguish expression, to represent them as real children, to capture in her rapid and sketchy portraits excellent likenesses of the little ones with whom she was so popular. Her portraits are of large size, as a rule pale somewhat washy in colour, but there are cases in which she has employed a dark and rich scheme of colouring, in such instances she was partial to the use of a rich purple, resembling the bloom of a grape.

According to Williamson, it is unfortunate that she was at times influenced by the affected custom of that period, which delighted to depict the children as angels, or in classical attire. Had she confined herself to genuine portraiture she would have been far more successful, there is no doubt that her best portraits are those in which she did not aim at any representation of allegorical allusion or classical detail, but was content to paint the child as he was, in a natural attitude, her drawing, according to Williamson, is unsatisfactory. There are a few portraits by her in existence in which she set herself to copy the style of Anthony Stewart, a noted painter of babies at the time, the portraits which she executed of the infant children of Lady Denbigh are good examples of this special experiment, they possess many of the characteristics of Stewart's work. Works citedCust, Lionel Henry. "Knight, Mary Anne". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography. 31. L

Bloc (code school)

Bloc is an online interactive platform that offers a variety of online coding bootcamps in several areas including web development, mobile development, design. Students are paired with an experienced mentor who provides support and guidance throughout the curriculum using Skype. Bloc was founded in February 2012 by Dave Paola, they met at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008, before moving to San Francisco where the company is headquartered. Subsequently and Choxi began tutoring students over Skype in 2012 later introduced Bloc at the Launch Festival in San Francisco; the company raised $250,000 in seed funding in May 2012, another $2 million in December 2013, $6 million in Series A funding in November 2014. The latest round of funding was with Harrison Metal of First Round Capital. In 2017, Bloc had 96 people enrolled in their user experience design course. In April 2018, Bloc was acquired by online bootcamp Thinkful for an undisclosed sum. Officials at Thinkful said Bloc was not profitable and "almost breaking even" at the time the deal closed.

Bloc has a total of 5 courses, separated into two phases: foundation, a building real projects phase. In the last 2 weeks of the courses and their mentors will work on a capstone project of their choice. Courses include Rails Web Development, Frontend Web Development, User Experience Design, Android Development, iOS Development. Bloc offers two scholarships: the New Relic Diversity Scholarship in Software Development and Design, the Veterans Scholarship in Software Development and Design. In 2013, Bloc and New Relic created the New Relic Diversity Scholarship in Software Development and Design to promote diversity in software development and UX design; the scholarship caters to females, veterans of the U. S. military, ethnic minority groups that are underrepresented in the software engineering field. The Veterans Scholarship in Software Development and Design is offered to U. S. military veterans. The scholarship aims to equip U. S. veterans with the necessary tools for launching their tech careers.

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Elizabeth Exley

Elizabeth Morris Exley was an entomologist who researched Australian native bees, Euryglossines. Elizabeth Exley was born in Bardon, Queensland, on 29 November 1927, her extended family owned Bardon House, a home which became part of St Joseph's Catholic School at Bardon in 1925. Her grandmother named Elizabeth Exley was credited with establishing a local branch of Mother's Union, which became a district nursing service now known as Anglicare. Young Elizabeth's father was a founding member of the Queensland Naturalists' Club, the family had a strong interest in natural history, she attended Rainworth State School and Brisbane Girls Grammar School from 1941 to 1944. She enrolled in a B. Sc. at the University of Queensland in 1945. She took her Honours degree in 1949 studying fruit fly larvae. After winning a scholarship, Exley studied an education diploma at the Imperial College, London in 1953, she worked as an entomologist with the Queensland Department of Agriculture in 1954. Exley went on to take her master's degree from the university in 1956.

After studying ants, she switched to bees after working with Professor Charles Michener of the University of Kansas, during his Fulbright Scholarship visit to UQ in 1958. Little was known of native bee fauna in Australia, she undertook extensive systematics of the family Colletidae, which are associated with Australia's myrtaceous plants eucalypts. Exley earned her PhD with her research on Australian native bees. After working at the Queensland Department of Agriculture in the mid 1950s, Exley began employment as a tutor at the university in 1958, she rose before retiring in 1992 as an associate professor. She would describe and name over 230 new species of bee during her research career, including Homalictus exleyea, she amassed a large collection of bee specimens, in her trips to the tropics of Australia, study visits to museums and institutions throughout the world, including those of Professor Michener's laboratories in Kansas and wrote a number of papers. In the 1980s, she worked on the pollination of crops, in particular lychee, pigeon pea and custard apple trees, some in collaboration with CSIRO.

She was head of the Department of Entomology in 1982 at the university, served on the boards of the Faculty of Science and the Standing Committee of Convocation. She was a member of the Queensland Entomological Society, the Australian Entomological Society and Queensland Naturalists' Society. Elizabeth Exley died on 1 September 2007 in Brisbane, her bee collection, held in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland is estimated as one of the largest in Australia

Ugyen Wangdi

Ugyen Wangdi is a Bhutanese politician, a Druk Phuensum Tshogpa member of the National Assembly of Bhutan since October 2018. He was member of the National Assembly from 2013 to 2018, he was elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of DPT from Dramedtse Ngatshang constituency in 2013 Bhutanese National Assembly election. He received 4,164 votes and defeated Tshering Dorji, a candidate of PDP, he was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of DPT from Dramedtse Ngatshang constituency in 2018 Bhutanese National Assembly election. He received 5,602 votes and defeated Jigme Dorji, a candidate of DNT. Following his successful election, DPT nominated him for the office of Speaker of the National Assembly of Bhutan, he received 17 votes and lost the election to Wangchuk Namgyel who received 30 votes

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