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Ningxiang No. 13 High School

Ningxiang No. 13 High School abbreviated as Shisanzhong, is a public coeducational high school in downtown Ningxiang, China. The school is regarded in Ningxiang as one of the most selective and prestigious secondary institutions for its fine teaching features in literature and art subjects; the Ningxiang No. 13 High School traces its origins to the former Keda Primary School of Ou Family, founded by He Xuntao in 1954 and would become the Meitanba Primary School. The school opened its doors in July 1955 to eight classes of more than 300 students. After the closure of Meitanba Primary School in 1958, it became a junior high school with the addition of the 7th, 8th and 9th grades. In July 1976, Heshiqiao Meddle School was merged into Ningxiang No. 13 High School. The school was renamed Ningxiang No. 13 High School in 1977. In August 1978, Heshiqiao Meddle School was speciated. In March 2007, it was listed among the "Hunan Demonstrative High Schools". Singing. In June 2016, Xia Yu won the championship in the National Campus Auditions in Sichuan of The Voice of China.

Ningxiang No. 13 High School's Heads of School have been Peng Shaokang, Chen Juxun, Tan Jihui, Li Kaiyin, Jiang Zhirong, Ding Shenqian, Peng Jianming, Yi Guangrong, Yan Qiuliang, Xiao Mingzhong, Zhou Zhiwen, Lai Weixin, Yu Gujin , and Qiu Tianmin. Cai Cheng, writer. Chen Huaming, professor at Sichuan University, he Xiaoping, writer. Xia Shi, calligrapher. Xia Tingfang, professor at Hunan University. Xie Youping, professor at Fudan University. Yang Ziyun, official in the PLA Air Force. Zhou Siyang, official in the National Energy Administration. Official website

Tuluna

Tuluna is a rural locality, the only inhabited locality, the administrative center of Legyoysky 2-y Rural Okrug of Ust-Aldansky District in the Sakha Republic, located 17 kilometers from Borogontsy, the administrative center of the district. Its population as of the 2010 Census was 614, of whom 285 were male and 321 female, up from 570 as recorded during the 2002 Census. Official website of the Sakha Republic. Registry of the Administrative-Territorial Divisions of the Sakha Republic. Ust-Aldansky District. Государственное Собрание Республики Саха. Закон №173-З №353-III от 30 ноября 2004 г. «Об установлении границ и о наделении статусом городского и сельского поселений муниципальных образований Республики Саха », в ред. Закона №1058-З №1007-IV от 25 апреля 2012 г. «О внесении изменений в Закон Республики Саха "Об установлении границ и о наделении статусом городского и сельского поселений муниципальных образований Республики Саха"». Вступил в силу со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Якутия", №245, 31 декабря 2004 г

Cal-Style VW

A Cal-Style VW is a lowrider-influenced vintage Volkswagen, that for style and cruising was lowered to the extreme in the manner called "dumped" "slammed" or "laid out". The Cal-Style VW originated in the streets of Los Angeles in the late 1970s, when the first generation of teens from Latino neighborhoods veered away from the Low Riders that at the time were associated with gangs and criminal activity, instead customized their economical VWs into lowriders for the cruising and teen subculture. Los Angeles VW Car Clubs like the "Bugs Buddies" and the "Vintage Volksters" were the pioneers of this style, building Cal-Style VWs to cruise LA landmarks – like the original Tommy's Burgers, the iconic Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles – and to impress the LA teen party crowd; the first documented true example of a "Cal-Style" VW was in 1980 when Rene Ruelas, of the well-known lowrider club the "Dukes", combined style and performance with his red 1967 Karmann Ghia convertible. The vehicle was painted black and owned by another influential Cal-Style builder in the early 1980s, Robert Velis aka VW Kidd™.

This Karmann Ghia was sold overseas to Japanese car enthusiasts in the mid 1980s, by the late 1980s the Cal-Style VW influence was spreading throughout Southern California, it spread throughout the world. The Cal-Style was first called "Chicano Style", "Vintage Cal-Style". Around 1983–84 the term Cal-Style was universally accepted in the streets of Los Angeles. Japan was the first foreign country to embrace the Cal-Style VW in the mid 1980s. Japan has always been drawn to California pop culture lowrider car culture, started exporting lowriders and Cal-Style VWs from Los Angeles during this time. Today the Los Angeles lowrider-influenced Cal-Style of vintage Volkswagens is popular in Brazil, Germany, England and Japan. Clubs today like The German Folks C. C. with chapters all over the world, the Brazilian Folks, are dedicated to this style of building vintage Volkswagens. A Cal-Style VW was an all original VW painted in factory colors; the vehicle was lowered all the way around, it had all the chrome trim and subtle chrome lowrider-influenced accessories – these were not restorations because the VWs were only 15 years old and did not need restorations yet.

In the pioneer years of 1978–1984 when this style originated the Cal-Style VWs were never called the media-dubbed "Resto Cal", a term used by media outsiders today and is frowned upon by Cal-Style purists and originators. The Cal-Styles' lowrider details were influenced by the 1930s' and 1940s' lowrider "bombas" that the Cal-Stylers saw while growing up in their LA Latino neighborhoods. Wheels of choice for Cal-Style VWs were the rare 901 Porsche Fuchs alloys, Porsche Cookie Cutter Alloy and the 5-spoke EMPIs. Unlike the Orange County-originated de-chromed Cal-Look VW, the LA Cal-Style vintage VW was about style, the wheels were polished or chromed for "bling". Chrome period-correct lowrider-influenced accessories like chrome vent wing shades, window rain guards, chrome knuckle guards, blue dot tail lenses, chrome headlight visors, chrome gravel guards and rear window venetian blinds were some of the Cal-Style cues that were adopted from the 1930s and 1940s Chevy “Bombs”. Cal looker Baja Bug Formula Vee Meyers Manx Volksrod Cal-Style Newsletter Archives at VintageVolks.com The Cal-Style Newsletter 1980s Cal-Style Volkswagen at TheSamba.com

Hollingbury Castle

Hollingbury Castle known as Hollingbury Camp and Hollingbury Hillfort, is an Iron Age hillfort on the northern edge of Brighton, in East Sussex, England. It is adjacent to Hollingbury Park Golf Course, it has been a scheduled monument since 4 August 1933. There is a single bank and ditch, in the shape of a square with rounded corners, enclosing an area of about 9 acres. There are original entrances on the east and west sides, the western entrance being inturned on both sides; the pottery found during excavations dates from about 450–250 BC. The enclosure contains three Bronze Age bowl barrows, aligned north-south near the centre. There is documentary evidence suggesting that the southernmost barrow, of diameter about 14 metres and height about 1 metre, was the site of a beacon in medieval and post-medieval periods. There was excavation of the site by E. C. Curwen in 1931, it was established that there was an earlier smaller enclosure: the eastern side of this survives as a low bank aligned north-south, with a filled-in ditch to its east, about 25 metres within the eastern rampart, the other sides of the earlier enclosure being beneath the fort.

The 1931 excavation revealed postholes at the north-east side and east entrance, showing that the rampart was a box rampart, filled with rubble and reinforced with timbers, with a berm and a ditch beyond the outer timbers. Modern posts were placed to mark the position of the postholes. Excavation of 1967–69 showed the remains of five round houses, of diameters 4.25–12.25 metres, from the early 6th century BC, in the south-west corner

Totino-Grace High School

Totino-Grace High School is a private Catholic high school in Fridley, Minnesota. It is an archdiocesan co-educational Catholic high school in the Lasallian tradition. In the late 1950s, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis in Minnesota sought to expand the number of Catholic high schools in the Twin Cities area. At the same time, Monsignor Joseph Lapinski, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Columbia Heights, purchased some land in nearby Fridley in the hope that the archdiocese would build one of these new high schools there. Approval for a new high school in Fridley was soon given, in 1965, the Christian Brothers accepted responsibility for administration of the school; the School Sisters of Notre Dame joined the Brothers in this task, opened Archbishop Grace High School in September 1966, with 175 freshmen. The first graduating class was the Class of 1970. From its beginning, the Brothers and Sisters worked alongside laymen and laywomen as their counterparts in the school's operation.

To this day, the staff have provided the tradition, one of the school's values. The school grew throughout early 1970s. In 1970, the Christian Brothers informed the Archdiocese that they could no longer be responsible for the financial operation of the school, a lay Corporate Board was begun to formulate policy for the school; the school was named to honor Archbishop Thomas L. Grace, an early Minnesota bishop, a pioneer in education. In 1980, the name of the school was augmented to Totino-Grace to honor the generous benefaction of Jim and Rose Totino, entrepreneurs in the frozen pizza business. Today Totino-Grace is one of the largest of the thirteen Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis; the school's long association with the Christian Brothers and its support of the Lasallian educational mission led Totino-Grace to declare itself to be a Lasallian School in 1997. Totino-Grace is now part of a worldwide network of Lasallian Schools with 5000 Brothers and 70,000 lay colleagues teaching nearly one million students in eighty-two countries.

Lasallian educators believe that to touch the hearts of the children entrusted to them is the greatest miracle of all. On July 2, 2013, the school president, Dr. William Hudson and disclosed that he had been in an 18-year-long same-sex relationship; the school hired Craig Junker as his replacement. Totino-Grace terminated the employment of English and religion teacher Kristen Ostendorf in August 2013 two days after her coming-out as a lesbian. Ostendorf taught at Totino-Grace High School without issue for 18 years but was summarily dismissed when she refused to resign willingly from her position; when asked why she came out as a lesbian despite the obvious threat to her job, Ostendorf stated that she found herself unwilling to remain "part of a community where I was required to hide and compromise and deny who I am". Totino-Grace offer 18 different sport activities, including baseball, bowling, cross country, football, ice hockey, soccer, swimming, tennis and field, weight lifting and wrestling.

There are a number of extracurricular organizations. In recent years, bowling has become the most popular athletic activity at Totino-Grace. A varsity team and 6 JV teams compete in the Minnesota High School Bowling Metro Central Conference. In 2015, the varsity team made their first state tournament appearance and finished 2nd overall, losing in the championship match; the football team was Minnesota State Champions in 1977, 1978, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 in the Class AAAA division. In 1977, 1978, 2006 2009 and 2012, the Eagles had perfect records; the team had a second-place finish in 1989, along with 24 total state tournament appearances. In 2011, the team moved up to Class AAAAA, in 2012, the team won the Class AAAAA state championship. In 2013, the team moved up to Class AAAAAA. In 2016, the team won their first Class AAAAAA championship, defeating Eden Prairie, 28–20, in the Prep Bowl; the men's hockey team won the Class A state tournament in 2002 vs Red Wing 3-2 and finished the season 27-2-1.

The men's team finished 2nd in the state during the 1995 and 2005 seasons. In the 1995 Championship game, International Falls scored with only 17.3 seconds left in the game, to beat Grace, 3–2. In 2005, Warroad and Totino-Grace battled in the longest state championship game in Minnesota High School Hockey history, as Grace fell in the second overtime while short-handed, 4–3. Girls' basketball won the state tournament in 2008. Girls' soccer won the state tournament in 2001, 2002 and 2007. Boys' soccer won the state tournament in 2002, 2004. and 2017. In 2009, Paul Yonga was named Class A Mr. Soccer. Yonga owns the career scoring record at T-G, the single season and career assists record, was named the best player in the North Suburban Conference as both a junior and a senior, he was First-Team All-State three years in a row, was chosen as the Minnesota High School Gatorade Boys Soccer Player of the Year as a junior. The E'gals Dance Team has won many state championships and has placed in at least the top 4 every year.

Track and field has had many true team state appearances, including a boys' first-place finish in 2006 and girls in 2008. The track and field team won the True Team State Championship in both the boys and girls division in 2009; this is the first time in school history that both girls have won in the same season. The boys' cross country team had their first state appearance in 2009. In addition to many conference and state championships by numerous teams, the 2010 Totino-Grace Boys Varsity Lacrosse team won its first section 4 title. Tot