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San Nicolás, Buenos Aires

San Nicolás is one of the neighbourhoods of the city of Buenos Aires, sharing most of the city and national government structure with neighboring Montserrat and home to much of Buenos Aires' financial sector. It's referred to as San Nicolás, but as El Centro, the part east of the 9 de Julio Avenue is known as Microcentro; the limits of the neighbourhood are the Córdoba, Rivadavia, La Rábida Norte and Eduardo Madero Avenues. The district is home to 33,305 inhabitants; the area was named for the San Nicolás Parish, consecrated in 1773. Demolished when work on Ninth of July Avenue started, the Obelisk of Buenos Aires now stands in its place; the future Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires was built in the San Nicolás area between 1770 and 1822. Prospering following the establishment of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, Buenos Aires merchants had Boneo's Pier built in 1802 becoming the city's main shipping terminal; the British Empire opened a consulate here in 1794, leading to the development of a sizable British community in the area, which became known as the "English borough."

They founded the English Merchants' Society in 1810 and the British Consulate became home to the first modern bank in Buenos Aires, in 1822. Enjoying close commercial ties to the British Empire, in 1830 Governor Juan Manuel de Rosas donated land in the area for the benefit of the new St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, the oldest in existence in Buenos Aires. A growing community from the United States established the first Methodist church nearby in 1836; the growing importance of the area as a financial center was highlighted by the 1854 establishment of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange. San Nicolás remains the financial center of Argentina, something underscored by the presence of the Argentine Central Bank and the National Bank, Argentina's largest; this area saw the opening of the first railway station in Latin America, which went in service in 1857, facing what today is the Colón Theatre. Several well-known members of the English community lived in the neighborhood of San Nicolás, including the Gowland's, belonging to a London family.

In 1862 the British established the Bank of London and Río de la Plata, located in the corners of the streets Piedad and Reconquista. The rapid development of the Argentine economy after 1875 made itself evident in San Nicolás in the reclaiming of riverfront land, where the shore popular with washerwomen became the Paseo de Julio and lots such as the central artillery field became city parks; the area's network of horse-drawn trolleys gave way in 1913 to the first metro stations in the Southern Hemisphere and renowned institutions such as the Colón and Cervantes Theatres were followed in the 1920s and 1930s by the addition of Diagonal Norte Avenue, landmarks such as the Buenos Aires Central Post Office, one of the greatest concentrations of popular theatres and cinemas in the world. San Nicolás acquired its approximate, present layout when, in 1936, five city blocks were demolished for the first stage of the Ninth of July Avenue. Incorporating most of the Buenos Aires Central Business District, San Nicolás is home to the headquarters of numerous leading Argentine firms, including Aerolíneas Argentinas, the National Bank, Banco Macro, Bank of the City of Buenos Aires, La Nación, Bunge y Born, the Macri Group, most of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange leaders, as well as the local offices of a number of international companies, such as BankBoston, BBVA, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, IBM, Santander Bank, Techint.

It is the location of much of the Florida Street retail district, the important Galerías Pacífico shopping arcade, Luna Park Arena, the Corrientes Avenue cinema and theater district. San Nicolás Neighbourhood Unofficial San Nicolás guide with pictures and sightseeings

James H. Pomerene

James Herbert Pomerene was an electrical engineer and computer pioneer. Pomerene was born June 1920 in Yonkers, New York, his father was Joel Pomerene and mother was Elsie Bower. He received the BS degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University in 1942. In 1945 he had three children. In 1946, he joined the Electronic Computer Project at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey under the leadership of John von Neumann; the project built a parallel stored program computer called the IAS machine, the prototype for a number of machines such as the MANIAC I, ORACLE, ILLIAC series. Pomerene implemented the adder portion of the arithmetic unit. Collaborating with engineers such as Bruce Gilchrist and Y. K. Wong, they invented a fast adder which incorporated a speed up technique for asynchronous adders reducing the time for additive carry-overs to propagate; this design was later incorporated in one commercial computer, the Philco TRANSAC S-2000, introduced in 1957, the first commercial transistorized computer.

Pomerene became chief engineer on the IAS computer project from 1951 to 1956. In Summer 1956, Pomerene joined the IBM Corporation in Poughkeepsie, where he and several others started the development of various electronic computer systems such as the IBM 7030 and Harvest computers, he was appointed an IBM Fellow in 1976. He held 37 patents when he retired from IBM in 1993. Pomerene was a member of the National Academy of Engineering, he received the IEEE Edison Medal in 1993, the Eckert-Mauchly Award in 2006. He died December 2008 in Chappaqua, New York. Gilchrist, B.. Y. "Fast carry logic for digital computers" IRE Transactions on Electronic Computers, EC-4, pp. 133–136. Esterin, B.. "A Note on High Speed Digital Multiplication" IRE Transactions on vol. EC-5, p. 140. Gilchrist, Bruce, "In Memoriam, James Pomerene", New Castle Now, February 6, 2009

Little Bear (film)

Little Bear is a short drama film written by Daire Glynn and directed by both Daire Glynn and Ger Duffy. The film was produced by Felipa Robertson with U2's The Edge featuring as one of the film's Executive Producers. Ivor Noyek designed the artwork for one of the film's promotional posters; the score for the film was written by Irish multi-instrumentalist, Ruairi Lynch A short story of friendship and imagination. Kieran O'Reilly - Man Kojii Helnwein - Woman Calum Heath - Boy The film had its world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival in October 2015 where it was only one of two Irish short films to be screened. Little Bear won the Audience Award at the Dublin International Film Festival 2016. Little Bear won Best Original Score at the Top Shorts Online Film Festival in addition to three'Honorable Mentions' for Director and Child Actor

Lily Goddard

Lily Goddard was an Austrian textile designer born March 14, 1916, in Vienna. She attended the Vienna School of Art where she was taught by, among others, Professor Ernst Gombrich, Professor Joseph Hoffmann and Professor Czisek, she joined the Chartered Society of Designers in 1950, being active in the 1960s and 1970s in the Fashion and Textiles Group. She specialised in printed textiles, paper products and carpets and her clients included Liberty textiles, Deeko paperware, Crossley carpets and Sanderson wallpapers. Several examples are available online at VADS - the online resource for visual arts, She was granted Fellowship of the CSD in 1976. Part of her huge collection of designs, manufactured samples and her cuttings books are housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1978. She taught art at primary and further education levels and lectured extensively in England and Ireland, she wrote and published four books, one on coal hole covers and other street furniture and three volumes of poetry.

She married Sidney in 1950 who died in 1972. She died in March 2002 leaving Larry and a granddaughter, Stephanie. Goddard, Lily. Coalhole Rubbings: the Story of an Artefact in our Streets. Midas Books. ISBN 0859361896. Goddard, Lily. Nostalgia without Tears: Reflections in prose and verse. Lily Goddard. ISBN 0950890901. Goddard, Lily; the Whispering Heart: Poems. Lily Goddard. ISBN 095089091X. Goddard, Lily. Twilight: Poems. Spellmount Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0946771081. Http://www.vads.ac.uk/results.php?cmd=search&words=lily+goddard&mode=boolean&submit=search https://collections.vam.ac.uk/search/?q=lily%20goddard https://web.archive.org/web/20090117152202/http://www.dca.gov.uk/pubs/reports/prefpoem.pdf http://www.glias.org.uk/news/201news.html http://www.glassian.org/biblio.html https://web.archive.org/web/20070927104002/http://www.antiqbook.co.uk/boox/cot/BOOKS014977I.shtml

Austin Rehkow

Austin Rehkow is an American football punter and placekicker for the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL. He played college football for the Idaho Vandals football team at the University of Idaho. Rehkow was raised in Veradale and attended Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley, Washington, he played soccer before switching to American football. In 2012, Rehkow set the record for the longest field goal kicked in the state of Washington, measuring 67 yards, just one shy of the national high school record set in 1986 by Dirk Borgognone. Kelly Imhoff made in 1929 and Larry Stovall-Moody in 1996 are the only 3 60 yards or more kicked in the state of Washington, it was one of three field goals of over 50 yards. Rehkow went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, with the league's scouting combine profile concluding he lacked the leg strength to be a full-time placekicker but had enough precision as a punter to have a future in the league. On May 5, 2017, Rehkow signed with the Buffalo Bills, who had released their previous placekickers Jordan Gay and Dan Carpenter at the end of the 2016 season.

He was waived on August 2017, having lost the competition to Stephen Hauschka. On January 1, 2018, Rehkow signed a reserve/future contract with the New York Giants as a punter, he was waived by the Giants on May 7, 2018. In 2018, Rehkow joined the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football as a punter; the league ceased operations in April 2019. In October 2019, Rehkow was selected by the Houston Roughnecks in the 2020 XFL Draft's open phase

General Education Board

The General Education Board was a philanthropic non-governmental organization, used to support higher education and medical schools in the United States, to help rural white and black schools in the South, as well as modernize farming practices in the South. It helped eradicate hookworm and created the county agent system in American agriculture, linking research as state agricultural experiment stations with actual practices in the field; the Board was created in 1902 after John D. Rockefeller donated an initial $1,000,000 dollars to its cause; the Rockefeller family would give over $180 million to fund the General Education Board. Prominent member Frederick Gates envisioned "The Country School of To-Morrow," wherein "young and old will be taught in practicable ways how to make rural life beautiful, fruitful, re-creative and joyous." By 1934 the Board was making grants of $5.5 million a year. It spent nearly all its money by 1950 and closed in 1964; the formation of the General Education Board began in early 1902.

On January 15th, 1902, two months after the Southern Education Board was founded, a small group of men gathered at the home of banker Morris K. Jessup to discuss education; this meeting included John D. Rockefeller Jr. Robert C. Ogden, George Foster Peabody, Jabez L. M. Curry, William H Baldwin Jr. and Wallace Buttrick. That day, the men discussed raising educational standards, widening educational opportunities. On February 27th, 1902, a second meeting was held at John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s home. This meeting was attended by the guests of the original meeting but included Daniel Coit Gilman, Albert Shaw, Walter Hines Page, Edward Morse Shepard. At the climax of the meeting, it was announced that John D. Rockefeller Sr. would give $1,000,000 for the inauguration of an educational program. Thus the General Education Board was born; the General Education Board was incorporated by an Act of Congress that took place on January 12, 1903. Their main object being "the promotion of education within the United States of America, without distinction of race, sex, or creed" The original members of the General Education Board were: William H. Baldwin Jr. Jabez L.

M. Curry, Frederick T. Gates, Daniel C. Gilman, Morris K. Jesup, Robert C. Ogden, Walter Hines Page, George Foster Peabody, Albert Shaw. Upon evidence that this work would be carried out, on 30 June 1905 he made an additional gift of $10,000,000 and in 1907 a further sum of $32,000,000. Rockefeller gave it $180 million, used to support higher education and medical schools in the United States and to improve farming practices in the South, it helped eradicate hookworm and created the county agent system in American agriculture, linking research at state agricultural experiment stations with actual practices in the field. By 1934 it was making grants of $5.5 million a year. It spent nearly all its money by 1950 and ceased operating as a separate entity in 1960, when its programs were subsumed into the Rockefeller Foundation, it had four main programs: 1. The promotion of practical farming in the southern states. Through the Department of Agriculture the board had made accumulative annual appropriations amounting in by 1912-1913 to $673,750 for the purpose of promoting agriculture by the establishment of demonstration farms under the direction of Dr. Seaman A. Knapp.

About 236 men were employed in supervising such farms. In 1906 the General Education Board contributed $7,000, due to the increased success of the programs in reaching the distant southern farming communities, G. E. B. contributions grew each year. In addition to promoting demonstration farms, instructors for the education of farmers were furnished; the work of the Board influenced the practical teaching of agriculture in the schools of the southern United States.2. The establishment of public high schools in the southern states. Upon the General Education Board's foundation in 1902, it was stated that the immediate prerogative of the organization was to "devote itself to studying and aiding to promote the educational needs of the people of our southern states." For this purpose, the board appropriated for state universities or state departments of education in the South sums to pay for the salaries of high school representatives to travel throughout their states and stimulate public sentiment in favor of high schools.

As a result of this work, 912 high schools had been established in 11 southern states by 1914.3. The promotion of institutions of higher learning. By 1914 the board had made conditional appropriations to the amount of $8,817,500, gifts towards an approximate total of $41,020,500; this money was expended throughout the United States.4. Schools for Negroes. By 1914, the board had made contributions, amounting to $620,105, to schools for Negroes those for the training of teachers. Anna T. Jeanes had contributed $1,000,000 for that purpose; the work of the General Education Board had a social side as well. “Corn” and educative clubs to study house management, preservation of fruit and other subjects directly related with agricultural life were encouraged in various ways, more in connection with the girl's clubs. Other clubs of a purely social nature were organized for the promotion of more social life in farming communities; the investigations which preceded the gifts of the Board were of as great importance to the development of education in the United States as the gifts themselves.

The Board maintained headquarters in New York City. In 1920 the president was Wallace Buttrick, the secretary, Abraham Flexner; the General Education Board emphasized the need for real world applicational skills. Two areas which the General Education Board highlighted was Demons