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William Mulready

William Mulready was an Irish genre painter living in London. He is best known for his romanticizing depictions of rural scenes, for creating Mulready stationery letter sheets, issued at the same time as the Penny Black postage stamp. William Mulready was born in County Clare. Early in his life, in 1792, the family moved to London, where he was able to get an education and was taught painting well enough so that he was accepted at the Royal Academy School at the age of fourteen. In 1802, he married a landscape painter, she came from a family of established artists. Their three children, Paul Augustus and Michael became artists, his relationship with his wife however deteriorated over the years, detailed in papers stored at the library of the Victoria and Albert Museum. His strong Catholic beliefs prevented any chance of a divorce but they separated, he shied from providing details. In a letter to him in 1827 she blamed him for the collapse of their marriage, suggesting cruelty, pederastic activities and adultery were the reasons, writing that one of his pupils, Harriet Gouldsmith, had told her Malready "preferred her little finger" to his wife and children, accusing him having "had taken a low boy to your bed, turned one adrift at midnight, to seek one at the house of an unmarried man."His son, William Mulready Junior, lived in London and maintained a career of a portrait painter and picture restorer.

He had five children. They were trained as artists, but not all of them pursued the artistic career: Henry William and John described themselves as'house painters'. Augustus Edwin Mulready was the most successful of them and became known as a member of the Cranbrook Colony of artists. Many of his early pictures show landscapes, before he started to build a reputation as a genre painter from 1808 on, painting everyday scenes from rural life, he illustrated children's books including the first edition of Charles and Mary Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare in 1807. Some of these were for the Juvenile Library of Mary Jane Clairmont. Mulready's paintings were popular in Victorian times, his first painting of importance, Returning from the Ale House, now in the Tate Gallery, under the title Fair Time, appeared in 1809. In 1815 he became an Associate of the Royal Academy and R. A. in 1816. In the same year, he was awarded the French "Légion d'honneur". Mulready's most important pictures are in the Tate Gallery.

In the former are 33, among them Hampstead Heath. In the latter are five, including a Snow Scene. In the National Gallery, are Young Brother and The Toy Seller, his Wolf and the Lamb is in Royal possession. In 1840, Mulready designed the illustrations for the postal stationery, known as Mulready stationery were introduced by the Royal Mail at the same time as the Penny Black in May 1840, they were issued in two forms. Stationery manufacturers, whose livelihood was threatened by the new lettersheet, produced many caricatures of Mulready's design. Only six days after their introduction, on May 12, Rowland Hill wrote that. Mulready's designs were a folly, he died at the age of 77 in Bayswater, London and is buried in the nearby Kensal Green Cemetery where a monument to his memory was erected. The monument lies on the north side of the main path, midway between the entrance and the main chapel, although not in the front line of graves it is spotted due to its unique form; the tomb was designed by Godfrey Sykes.

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Keio Media Centers (Libraries)

Keio Media Centers is the English name used by Keio University to describe its library system. The Media Centers on the various Keio campuses are important information resources for students and researchers. Together, they constitute one of the major academic information storehouses in Japan, holding more than 4.2 million books and publications. Keio University's libraries are integrated into the international shared-cataloging system known as OCLC and Worldcat, both names being used interchangeably today for the world's largest bibliographic database. In 2002, Keio University was the first Japanese university library to formally join the Research Libraries Group, an international consortium of research libraries and museums linked though OCLC. RLG linked more than 140 partner institutions through OCLC, into which it merged in 2006. At the Keio Media Centers, OCLC’s comprehensive global catalog database is coordinated and integrated in Worldcat. Although the holdings and other elements of the library system are physically separated across a number of campuses, all are linked in an integrated catalog access system.

The Mita Media Center evolved directly from the Keio University library, created in 1912. The library's collection expanded into a new building in 1982. A combined total of 2.3 million books are housed in the Mita Media Center. A gothic, red-brick library was built in 1912 on the Mita campus; this structure has since been known as a symbol of Keio University, now serves as an archive and venue for functions. On the Hiyoshi campus, the Hiyoshi Media Center was designed as a library for first- and second-year students, who enjoy ready access to academic books as well as a wide variety of general-interest videos, DVDs, CDs; the media center provides access to electronic journals. The Yagami Campus, home to the Faculty of Science & Technology and the Graduate School of Science & Technology, has the Media Center for Science and Technology; this part of the university library system specializes in engineering materials. Keio's School and Graduate School of Medicine are on the Shinanomachi campus; the Shōnan Fujisawa Campus, home to the Faculties of Policy Management and Information Studies and Nursing & Medical Care and to the Graduate Schools of Media & Governance and Health Management, offers the SFC Media Center, both a traditional library and a modern information processing center, with multimedia and PC stations connected to the Internet through a campus-wide LAN.

Keio's collection of rare books and other "treasures" includes the Keio Gutenberg Bible, natural history books, medieval manuscripts. The collection of the university was begun in the late 1850s with European Illustrated Books and Manuscripts c.1400-1700. Today the library holdings have expanded to include first and second edition copies of Caxton's Canterbury Tales by Chaucer; the breadth of Western material is balanced by a collection of Japanese maps and Japanese wood-block prints. Von Eckardt, Wolf. "The Just So of the Swerve and Line," Time. August 1, 1983. Digital Library Federation Agency for Cultural Affairs website—1912, library 35°38′58″N 139°44′38″E 35°38′55″N 139°44′37″E 35°33′12″N 139°38′53″E 35°33′18″N 139°39′16″E 35°40′55″N 139°43′01″E 35°23′17″N 139°25′38″E

Edward Telfair

Edward Telfair was the Governor of the state of Georgia between 1786 and 1787, again from 1790 through 1793. He was a member of the Continental Congress, a signer of the Articles of Confederation. Telfair was born in 1735 on his family's ancestral estate in western Scotland, he graduated before acquiring commercial training. He immigrated to America in 1758 as an agent of a commission house. Telfair subsequently moved to Halifax, North Carolina, to Savannah, where he established his own commission house, he arrived in Georgia in 1766, joining his brother, who had emigrated earlier. Together with Basil Cowper, Telfair built the commission house, it was an overnight success. Telfair was a consultant on slavery issues, his mercantile firm dealt in slaves, among other things, contemporary correspondence of his included discussions of such topics as: the management of slaves. Telfair was a member of a Committee of Safety, was a delegate to the Georgia Provincial Congress meeting at Savannah in 1776, he was a member of the Georgia Committee of Intelligence in 1776.

Telfair was elected to the Continental Congress for 1778, 1780, 1781, 1782. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation. In 1783, during the Cherokee–American wars, Telfair was commissioned to treat with the Chickamauga Cherokee Indians. Telfair was the designated agent in talks aimed at settling the northern boundary dispute with North Carolina in February 1783; the land in question was regarded as Creek land, so the Cherokees signed the treaty. The Creeks refused. Although the citizens of Franklin County begged him to retaliate, Secretary of War, Henry Knox, instructed Governor Telfair not to retaliate against the Creek Indians, he served three terms as Governor of the state of Georgia. During his second term as governor, he illegally granted thousands of acres of land to speculators as part of the Yazoo land fraud. Telfair was one of only 12 men who received electoral votes during the first election for President and Vice President of the United States, receiving the vote of one unrecorded elector from his home state of Georgia.

Telfair died in Savannah in 1807, interred in the family vault at Sharon plantation. In the 19th century, his remains were moved to Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah. One of Telfair's sons, Thomas Telfair, represented Georgia in the U. S. Congress; the eldest of the Telfair daughters, Mary Telfair, outlived her siblings and became the benefactor of the first public art museum in the American South, now a complex of three buildings called the Telfair Museums. After her death in 1875, her will provided for the founding of the Telfair Hospital for Females. Today it is known as Mary Telfair Women's Hospital and is part of Savannah's St. Joseph's/Candler health system. Three months after Edward Telfair died, Georgia named Telfair County after the former governor. In the 19th century, Savannah's St. James Square was renamed Telfair Square to honor the family. List of U. S. state governors born outside the United States Edward Telfair in the New Georgia Encyclopedia United States Congress. "Edward Telfair".

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Ga. Governor Edward Telfair at National Governors Association site Edward Telfair at Find a Grave

Toll roads in Australia

This article lists and outlines tollways or toll roads in Australia. Tollways are found in the eastern states of New South Wales and Queensland. All are within the urban limits of Sydney and Brisbane. Melbourne's CityLink tollway carry the highest volume of traffic and generate the highest revenue of all the tollways; this is due to the necessary cross-city and North corridors. Each respective city uses a different retailer to collect tolls, such as CityLink in Melbourne, e-Way, e-Toll and Transurban Linkt in Sydney and Linkt in Brisbane. Most tollways operate an open system of toll collection; the Westlink M7 is Closed System where tolls are calculated based on distance from entry/exit points. E-TAG was developed by Transurban in Melbourne in the 1990s in preparation for what would be one of the world's first'fully electronic' tollways. Since July 2013 all toll roads in Australia adopted a cashless system. Free-flow tolling is used on some tollways, including Melbourne's EastLink tollway where either an e-TAG or an account can be used via each gantry.

Queensland has motorways that have been converted into tollways or new tollways constructed, which use the electronic method. According to Professor Mark Hickman, the chair of Transport at the University of Queensland's School of Civil Engineering, toll roads in Australia have not reached expected traffic volumes and do not always relieve congestion in the short-term. NorthConnex in Sydney, to connect the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga with the M2 Hills Motorway at West Pennant Hills, anticipated to open in mid-2020. WestConnex in Sydney, to connect the M4 Western Motorway at Homebush with the realigned M5 Motorway at Sydney Airport, anticipated to open in 2023. North East Link in Melbourne, to connect the M80 Ring Road at Greensborough with the Eastern Freeway at Bulleen, anticipated to begin construction in 2020. Freeways in Australia Road transport in Australia

2015 Speedway World Cup Event 1

Event One of the 2015 Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup was the opening race of the 2015 edition of the Speedway World Cup. It was run on June 6 at Stadion Miejski in Gniezno and was won by Sweden from hosts Poland and the Czech Republic; as a result, Sweden progressed directly to the 2015 Speedway World Cup Final, while Poland and Russia progressed to the 2015 Speedway World Cup Race-off. The Czech Republic were eliminated. Sweden were led to victory by Linus Sundström and Antonio Lindbäck, both of whom scored double figures, they were supported by Peter Ljung and Andreas Jonsson, who scored nine and eight points respectively. The meeting was somewhat overshadowed by an injury to Polish captain Jarosław Hampel, who broke his leg in two places after colliding with Russia's Vitaly Belousov in just the fourth heat of the meeting; as a result, Poland were forced to ride the rest of the meeting with just three riders. 2015 Speedway Grand Prix

Worshipful Company of Cordwainers

The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. Cordwainers were workers in fine leather. All fine leather makers, including Girdlers and Glovers, were classified as cordwainers; the Cordwainers' Company, which received the right to regulate City trade in 1272, obtained a Royal Charter of incorporation in 1439. The status of the Company as a trade association has lessened over the years. Other leather-linked Livery Companies, which enjoy close relations with the Cordwainers include not only the Curriers, but the Leathersellers and Tallow Chandlers Companies too; the Company ranks twenty-seventh in the order of precedence of Livery Companies and is the highest ranked one without its own Livery Hall. The Company's motto is Arte, Latin for Leather and Art; the livery hall of the Cordwainers, Cordwainers' Hall, stood near St. Paul's Churchyard from 1316 until its destruction in the London blitz in 1941; the Cordwainers' Company