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Wuxi

Wuxi is a city in southern Jiangsu province, eastern China, 135 kilometers by car to the northwest of downtown Shanghai, between Changzhou and Suzhou. In 2017 it had a population of 3,542,319, with 6,553,000 living in the entire prefecture-level city area. Wuxi is a prominent historical and cultural city of China, has been a thriving economic center since ancient times as a production as an export hub of rice and textiles. In the last few decades it has emerged as a major producer of electrical motors, solar technology and bicycle parts; the city lies in the southern delta of the Yangtze River and on Lake Tai, which with its 48 islets is popular with tourists. Notable landmarks include Lihu Park, the Mt. Lingshan Grand Buddha Scenic Area and its 88 meters tall Grand Buddha at Ling Shan statue, Xihui Park, Wuxi Zoo and Taihu Lake Amusement Park and the Wuxi Museum; the city is served by Sunan Shuofang International Airport, which opened in 2004, the Wuxi Metro, opened in 2014, the Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity High-Speed Railway which connects it to Shanghai.

Jiangnan University, a key national university of “Project 211” and center for scientific research, was founded in 1902 but was reconstituted in 2001 with the merger of two other colleges. Wuxi means "without tin" literally; the name "with tin" was once adopted during the short-lived Xin Dynasty. Despite varied origin stories, many modern Chinese scholars favor the view that the word is derived from the "old Yue language" or the old Kra–Dai languages; the history of Wuxi can be traced back to Shang dynasty. The tin industry thrived in the area in ancient times but it was depleted, so that when Wuxi was established in 202 BCE during the Han dynasty, it was named "Wuxi". Administratively, Wuxi became a district of Biling and only during the Yuan dynasty did it become an independent prefecture. Wuxi and Changzhou are considered to be the birthplaces of modern industrialization in China. Agriculture and the silk industry flourished in Wuxi and the town became a transportation hub under the early Tang Dynasty after the opening of the Grand Canal in 609.

It became known as one of the biggest markets for rice in China. The Donglin Academy founded during the Song dynasty was restored in Wuxi in 1604. Not a school, it served as a public forum, advocating ethics. Many of its academicians were retired court officials or officials deposed in the 1590s due to factionalism; as a populous county, its eastern part was separated and resulted in the creation of Jinkui county in 1724. Both Wuxi and Jinkui were utterly devastated by the Taiping Rebellion, which resulted in nearly 2/3 of their population being killed; the depleted number of “able-bodied males” was only of 72,053 and 138,008 individuals in 1865, versus 339,549 and 258,934 in 1830. During the Qing dynasty and silk production flourished in Wuxi. Trade increased with the opening of ports to Shanghai in 1842, Zhenjiang and Nanjing in 1858. Wuxi became a center of the textile industry in China. Textile mills were built in 1894 and silk reeling establishments known as "filatures" were built in 1904. Wuxi was remained the regional center for the waterborne transport of grain.

The opening of the railways to Shanghai and to the cities of Zhenjiang and Nanjing to the northwest in 1908 further increased the exports of rice from the area. Jinkui xian merged into Wuxi County with the onset of the Republic in 1912. Many agricultural laborers and merchants moved to Shanghai in the late 19th century and early 20th century. After World War II, Wuxi's importance as an economic center diminished, but it remains a regional manufacturing hub. Tourism has become important. On April 23, 1949, Wuxi was divided into Wuxi City and Wuxi County, it became a provincial city in 1953 when Jiangsu Province was founded. In March 1995, several administrative changes were made within Wuxi City and Wuxi County to accommodate for Wuxi New District, with the creation of 19 administrative villages such as Shuofang, Xin’an and Meicun. Jiangnan University was founded in 1902, before merging with two other colleges in 2001 to form the modern university; the prefecture-level city of Wuxi, China administers seven county-level divisions, including 5 districts and 2 county-level cities.

The information here presented uses the metric system and data from 2010 Census. These districts are sub-divided into 73 township-level divisions, including 59 towns and 24 subdistricts. Wuxi is a regional business hub, with extensive manufacturing and large industrial parks devoted to new industries. A center of textile manufacturing, the city has adopted new industries such as electric motor manufacturing, MRP software development and brake manufacturing, solar technology, with two major photovoltaic companies, Suntech Power and Jetion Holdings Ltd, based in Wuxi. Wuxi Pharma Tech, a major pharmaceutical company, is based in Wuxi The city has a developing skyline with the opening of three supertall skyscrapers in 2014: Wuxi IFS, Wuxi Suning Plaza 1 and Wuxi Maoye City - Marriott Hotel. Since it was established in 1992, Wuxi New District, covering an area of 220 square kilometers, has evolved to be one of the major industrial parks in China. In 2013, it had a GDP of 121.3 billion yuan, an industrial output value of 276.7 billion yuan, accounting for 15% of production in the Wuxi area.

The district includes the Wuxi Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, Wuxi International Technology Park, Wu

Ronald Alan Waldron

Ronald Alan Waldron born 9 January 1927 is an English medievalist, considered a pre-eminent expert in the field of early English literature. He wrote many books and was a lecturer at the University of Aarhus in Denmark and King's College London, he made an especial focus on the Green Knight. Waldron was raised in Teignmouth in south Devon, attending Teignmouth Grammar School. After leaving school he worked as a clerk at Teignmouth Electric Company before being called up for National Service late in World War II. After the war under the governmental Further Education and Training Scheme programme he attended the University College of the South West of England and graduated in 1951 did postgraduate work at Royal Holloway College of the University of London, graduating in 1953, he was married to Mary in 1955 and they had three children. His first book, published by the Oxford University Press in 1967, was Sense and Sense Development, a non-technical work on semantics. New Perspectives on Middle English Texts: a Festschrift for R. A. Waldron Sir Gawain and the Green KnightThe Poems of the Pearl Manuscript: Pearl, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green KnightMedieval English Studies Presented to George KaneThe Complete Works of the Pearl PoetDoublets in the Translation Techniques of John Trevisa

Riverside Public Library

The Riverside Public Library system serves the city of Riverside, California. The main library is located adjacent to the historic Mission Inn in downtown Riverside. Seven other branches are located throughout the city. On July 9, 1888, the Riverside City Board of Trustees assumed responsibility for the book collection of The Riverside Library Association, was formed in 1879; the Riverside Public Library opened on June 1, 1889, in two upstairs rooms in the Handy Building, located on the north side of Eighth Street, between Main and Orange streets. In January 1890, the collection was moved to the second floor of the Loring Building. On August 16, 1901, Andrew Carnegie granted Riverside $20,000 for a library building with a capacity of 20,000 volumes. Construction began in 1902, the result was a Mission Revival building—the work of the architectural firm of Burnham and Blieser—on the northeast corner of Seventh and Orange streets, it opened to the public on 31 July 1903, it had a 20,000-volume capacity.

In mid-1909, the library was expanded with another Carnegie grant—a $15,000 project that created a children's room for the first time. Further expansions saw a Reference Wing, designed by Riverside architect G. Stanley Wilson, the purchase use of two adjacent house. In 1961, the city voters approved a $1.7 million bond issue to construct a new downtown library building. The new library was open to the public in 1964, it has 61,420-square-foot, with a 300,000 volume capacity and seating for 550 patrons. In October, 2009, the library's board of trustees reinitiated plans to replace the existing main library. Previous plans were scrapped after the public expressed displeasure with the approach, taken. Joseph F. Daniels, a lecturer and guest professor founded a library school in 1911, taught by himself and some library experts from other parts of the country, it began with basic classes and training projects for the library's own staff and soon after for non-staff member. The School closed in 1943.

The Riverside Public Library created the Inlandia Institute in collaboration with Heyday Books in 2009. Its mission "is to recognize and expand literary activity in the Inland Empire, thereby deepening people’s awareness and appreciation of this unique and creatively vibrant area."Marion Mitchell-Wilson, the Riverside Public Library's Development Officer, served as the Inlandia Institute's Executive Director from its inception until 2012 when she stepped down due to health reasons. Main Library, 3581 Mission Inn Ave Arlanza, 8267 Philbin Ave Arlington, 9556 Magnolia Ave Casa Blanca, 2985 Madison Ave Eastside, 4033-C Chicago Ave La Sierra, 4600 La Sierra Ave Marcy, 6927 Magnolia Ave Orange Terrace, 20010-A Orange Terrace Pky "To be the foremost promoter of self-directed life-long learning. We spark curiosity and provide tools for discovery." Mary Montague Smith 1888-1900 Grace Mansfield 1900-1905 Margaret Kyle 1905-1909 Helen Evans 1909-1910 Joseph F. Daniels 1910-1921 Lillian Dickson 1921-1922 Charles F. Woods 1922-1947 Albert Charles Lake 1947-1975 Catherine Lucas 1975-1979 Linda M. Wood 1980-1991 Judith Auth 1991-2005 Barbara Custen 2005-2008 Leonard Hernandez, 2008-2010 Tonya Kennon, 2011-2018 Erin Christmas, 2018-Current The City Council appoints nine residents to serve up to two four-year terms as trustees of the Library.

Baker, Ronald J.. Take a first look at Riverside's "striking" new $40 Million downtown library 10. Design OK'd for downtown Riverside's new $40-million library 11. Old bus station to become a modern $39 million library in Riverside Riverside Public Library City of Riverside RPL Online Catalog Official Facebook Page

Lead(II) fluoride

Lead fluoride is the inorganic compound with the formula PbF2. It is a white solid, it exists as both an cubic forms. Lead fluoride is used: in low melting glasses in glass coatings to reflect infrared rays in phosphors for television-tube screens as a catalyst for the manufacture of picoline Lead fluoride can be prepared by treating lead hydroxide or lead carbonate with hydrofluoric acid: Pb2 + 2 HF → PbF2 + 2 H2OAlternatively, it is precipitated by adding hydrofluoric acid to a lead salt solution, or by adding potassium fluoride to a lead nitrate solution. 2 KF + Pb2 → PbF2 + 2 KNO3It appears as the rare mineral fluorocronite

Hinduism in Goa

Hinduism is the majority religion in Goa. Around 70% of the population of Goa is Hindu. Goan Hinduism has unique properties. Although Hindu Goans and other Indian Hindus share most rituals, the isolation of Goans in a Portuguese colony and the presence of Christianity in Goa has led to syncretic traditions of both Hindus and Christians. Traditions of goan Hindus include festivals with processions wherein the deities are taken from the newly built temples in the Nova conquistas to their original sites in the velha conquistas. While Caste is still a major factor amongst the Hindu population, the egalitarian Indian constitution has helped to a perceived degree. Goan Hindus celebrate the Yatra of Shree Lord Shiva and Shree Goddess Shantadurga besides those of other deities; the festival of Holi is celebrated with gaiety. Chavath or Ganesh Chaturthi as it is called by Goan Hindus is a major festival in Goa. Diwali is celebrated with the lighting of the deepstambs in the temples and with the burning of effigies of the evil demon Narakasur, vanquished on the day before Diwali by Lord Krishna.

The Goan Hindu community is composed of 1 % Saraswat Brahmins, Daivadnya Brahmins and other Brahmin communities like karhades and the rest are a combination of chitpavans. Konkani Chardos, Kunbis and other smaller communities. "The Goa Inquisition" by A. K. Priolkar Villages and Agraharas in Goa and their ancient names Konkani Brahmins Caste in Goa

Pompeii Records

Pompeii Records was an American record company and label formed in 1968 in Dallas by Joe Perry and Pat Morgan, chairman of the board. It was Distributed by London Records internationally; the company is noted for their Tina Turner releases in the late 1960s. Joe Perry of Big State Distributors formed a partnership with Pat Morgan and launched Pompeii Music Corp. which included two labels, Pompeii Records and Innis Records. Innis was founded by Ike Turner in the early 1960s and had released a handful of singles; the first release from Pompeii was the single "So Fine" by Ike & Tina Turner in March 1968. Pat Morgan, former nightclub owner, producer at Pompeii and became the president. In 1969, he merged the company with the publicly owned corporation Computer System Management, Pompeii was renamed CSM-Pompeii; the subsidiary labels Vesuvius and Turtle Creek were added. Turtle Creek was formed to handle country artist; the company owned their own pressing plant, Reco-Press of Dallas, which printed all of the Pompeii labels as well as others.

Acts signed to Pompeii included: Ike & Tina Turner The Ikettes Don "Jake" Jacoby Les Watson & the Panthers LeRoy Horne Salt & Pepper Wild Turkey Fontella Bass Dale McBride Jimmy Taylor Delores Johnson Scotty McKay 1968: Ike & Tina Turner – So Fine 1969: Ike Turner – A Black Man's Soul 1969: Ike & Tina Turner – Cussin', Cryin' & Carryin' On 1970: Caleb Brooks – And Now... Caleb Brooks