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2003 FIFA Confederations Cup

The 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament was the sixth FIFA Confederations Cup, held in France in June 2003. France retained the title they had won in 2001, but the tournament was overshadowed by the death of Cameroon player Marc-Vivien Foé, who died of heart failure in his side's semi-final against Colombia. Foé's death united the France and Cameroon teams in the final match, played though team players from both sides had explicitly stated that the match should not be played out of respect for Foé. France went on to win the trophy with a golden goal from Thierry Henry. At the presentation of medals and trophies, two Cameroon players held a gigantic photo of Foé, a runner-up medal was hung to the edge of the photo; when French captain Marcel Desailly was presented with the Confederations Cup, he did not lift it up high, but held it in unison with Cameroon captain Rigobert Song. Foé finished third in media voting for player of the tournament and was posthumously awarded the Bronze Ball at its conclusion.

1Italy, the UEFA Euro 2000 runners-up, declined to take part as did Germany, the 2002 FIFA World Cup runners-up. So did Spain, who were ranked second in the FIFA World Rankings at the time, they were replaced by Turkey. Five bids came before the deadline at 1 May 2002. Australia and the United States put in single bids, while South Africa–Egypt and France–Switzerland put in joint bids; the France–Switzerland bid never materialized. The host was selected on 24 September 2002, during a meeting of FIFA's Executive Committee; the matches were played in: FIFA presents the Golden Ball award to the outstanding player of the competition, as voted by the media present at the tournament. FIFA presents the Golden Shoe award to the tournament's top goalscorer. FIFA presents the Fair Play Award to the team with the best fair play record, according to a points system and criteria founded by the FIFA Fair Play Committee. Source: FIFA Thierry Henry received the Golden Shoe award for scoring four goals. In total, 37 goals were scored with none of them credited as own goal.

4 goals Thierry Henry3 goals 2 goals 1 goal Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws. FIFA Confederations Cup France 2003, 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup Official Site FIFA Technical Report, and

Adam Darr

Adam Darr was a German classical guitarist, zither player and composer. Adam Darr was born in Schweinfurt and started playing the guitar as a youth. Sometime after the age of 23, he left his hometown of Schweinfurt. Although secondary sources state that he performed for royal courts, no primary sources have been discovered to verify this claim; the first known performance of Darr is in April 1837 as a guitarist/vocalist in an ensemble known as the Bavaria Nature-Singers. It is known that he traveled with this ensemble in Belgium, Sweden and Estonia. According to Bone, he spent three years in St. Petersburg, from 1836 to 1839, after which he returned to Germany, where, in Würzburg, he became the private tutor of an English family resident there named Whitbread, it is believed that he performed in Paris, it has been verified that he performed in Berlin. In Würzburg he met fellow-guitarist Friedrich Brand. Together they formed a duo and for a year or two, they traveled through southern Germany, performing in Munich and elsewhere.

At Munich, Darr made the acquaintance of the Grand Duke of Bavaria's court zitherist Johann Petzmayer, who became his zither teacher. After five years of service to the Whitbread family, Darr ended his employment and in 1856 moved to Augsburg. In the last ten years of his life, Darr composed music for the zither, including songs. During this time he published many works for the zither including his famous method. In the last year of his life, Darr became depressed due to a marital engagement, terminated, on 2 October 1866 he committed suicide by drowning himself in the river Lech at Augsburg. Darr was a prolific composer with over 300 known compositions to his name. Most of the known works by Darr are for the zither, he wrote more than 60 works for the guitar and a respectable comic operetta for men's voices called Robinsonade. Most of Darr's works were not published in his lifetime, which makes dating his music impossible. Many manuscripts and most of the printed music is preserved at the Bavarian State Library.

Guitar solo Andante religioso Galopp Sonata: 3 movements published separately in Augsburg by the Freie Vereinigung zur Förderung guter Guitaremusik, 1908 Mein letztes Andante Guitar duo 15 numbered duos published in Augsburg by the Freie Vereinigung zur Förderung guter Guitaremusik Irenengalopp Zither Olga-Walzer Adam Darr: Romantic German Guitar Duets, performed by John Schneiderman and Hideki Yamaya. Profil DCD PH13052, CD. Contains: Introduktion & Polonaise. Gitarrenmusik der deutschen Romantik, performed by David Silvan Weiss. Vitula, CD. Contains: Sonata in D major. Philip J. Bone: The Guitar and Mandolin. Biographies of Celebrated Players and Composers for these Instruments, p. 90–91. Fritz Stang: "Adam Darr. Gedanken zum 125. Todestag", in: Saitenspiel, January 1992, p. 11–14. English translation by Jane Curtis available here. Joseph Richard Costello: Adam Darr; the Career and Works of a German Romantic Guitarist and Zitherist. Adam Darr Zither and Guitar Sheet music Free sheet music of Adam Darr from Free scores by Adam Darr at the International Music Score Library Project

Valley High School (Santa Ana, California)

Santa Ana Valley High School referred to as Valley High School is located at 1801 S. Greenville St. in Santa Ana, CA 92704. Valley High was built in 1959 and celebrates its 60th anniversary in the Fall of 2019. Santa Ana Valley High School was the second high school constructed for the Santa Ana Unified. Contracted to local builder Means and Ulrich in September 1958; the School first opened its door on September 14, 1959. The original facilities were state of the art for the time, it included many amenities not present at Santa Ana High, including a modern gymnasium and cafeteria, larger athletics fields, in 1961 one of the first electronic computers installed on a high school campus. Valley High School has the largest auditorium in the Santa Unified School District, Orange County with a seating capacity of 1,500. In 2006–07, the school was remodeled for the first time in its history. During this time, all students used the Godinez Fundamental High School campus, which had just been built; the nickname,'Valley West' was first used by Lewis Bratcher to note the temporary three block westward move.

This remodeling project included the construction of a brand new Olympic-size swimming pool and the installation of air conditioning in some of the classrooms. Valley High school is popular for its many traditions. Valley Vaudeville directed by the choral director, Karen Bluel, has long been a Valley High tradition. In 2010, Vaudeville celebrated its 20th anniversary and several alumni were invited to come back and perform. Valley Vaudeville is put on by the choir classes, musical theater, along with other performers such as the Dance Team, Drama Team and Tall Flags; the senior boys and senior girls perform during Valley Vaudeville as it one of the last shows of the school year. International week is another long-running tradition where several countries are observed in one week. During lunch, different ethnic foods are sold in the efforts of not only fundraising money, but bringing awareness to other countries. Although Valley, is one the lowest performing high schools in Orange County, it has made numerous strides in the past decade.

Reflected in the schools standardized test scores, college going rate, dropout rate. Santa Ana Valley Orange League Champs 2013–14: With both Santa Ana Valley and Magnolia sitting at 4–0 in the Orange League standings and the league championship on the line Friday, the Valley football team went into the matchup with one thing in mind: to wear out their opponent. Valley running back Alex Hernandez was the focal point for the Falcons, he carried the ball 44 times for 316 yards and two touchdowns, helping Valley pound its way to a league championship with a 14–7 victory at Western High. Valley finished its season 7 -- 2 -- a perfect 5 -- 0 in Orange League play. In 2009–10 Santa Ana Valley Football won the league in a 3-way tie and ended their season at 7–4. Santa Ana Valley's Football team beat Saddleback high schools team 50–0 and Century high schools team 69–14 both schools are rival Santa Ana schools; the Santa Ana Valley Girls Water Polo won the Orange League title for the first time in 2009.

They set a school record for most games won in a season in the water polo and had a final record of 24–8. In 2011 the Girls Water Polo team broke this record, again won the league and captured the school's first CIF Championship in any girl's sporting event. In 2012 the Girls Water Polo team defended their CIF Championship becoming the first Valley sports team to win back to back CIF championships; the Santa Ana Valley Boys Water Polo won the Orange League title and made it for the first time to semi-finals of CIF in 2010. The Santa Ana Valley High School Cross Country Team have been champions since 2002. In 2010-2011 Valley once again proved themselves and clinched the title for all three levels Varsity, JV, Frosh/Soph; the Santa Ana Valley High School Cross Country Team look to clinch many titles in the near future and keep this tradition of Champions alive. At the time of its construction in 2007, Valley was the only high school in Orange County with an on campus golf center; the 2010–11 football team had a roller coaster of a season.

They started the season 4–0 and lost to the eventual CIF-SS Champions Garden Grove High School 39–6 and to Savanna High School of Anaheim. They won a close game against Century High School 21–20, lost 2 out of 3 games and missed the playoffs, a first for head coach Larry Mohr. Valley went on to beat Saddleback 49–14. Noted All-CIF player Manuel Burciaga; the 2011–12 football team won their league in a tie with Anaheim High School. Their record was 7–3 and a playoff loss to Ocean View High School of Huntington Beach, CA; the Falcons beat the Saddleback Roadrunners 49–0 and Century Centurians 52–12. First team all-league players Nick Chavez, Santa Ana Valley, Sr.. Back of the Year: Alex Hernandez, Santa Ana Valley, So. All-CIF player was James Mohr Ed Caruthers 1968 Olympic Silver Medalist, High Jump Karl Denson, Saxophonist Garry Templeton, St. Louis Cardinals, MLB Rick Walker, Washington Redskins, NFL Myron White, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, Orange County leading rusher Gerald Young, Houston Astros, MLB Melvin Lee Davis, bass player, music director John G. Joestar, Orange County Platinum Artist, Rapper Daniel Griset, City of Santa Ana, Mayor.

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STEM Education Act of 2014

The STEM Education Act of 2014 is a bill that would add computer science to the definition of STEM fields used by the United States federal government in determining grants and education funding. It would open up some training programs to teachers pursuing their master's degrees, not just teachers who had earned one, it was introduced and passed in the United States House of Representatives during the 113th United States Congress. "STEM" is an acronym referring to the academic disciplines of science, technology and mathematics. The term is used in the US when addressing education policy and curriculum choices in schools from k-12 through college to improve competitiveness in technology development, it has implications for national security concerns and immigration policy. In the United States, the acronym began to be used in education and immigration debates in initiatives to begin to address the perceived lack of qualified candidates for high-tech jobs, it addresses concern that the subjects are taught in isolation, instead of as an integrated curriculum.

Maintaining a citizenry, well versed in the STEM fields is a key portion of the public education agenda of the United States. There are three major components of the bill. First, the bill would expand the definition of "STEM education" to include education in the field of computer science; this definition is used by NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Department of Energy in their programs. This would "ensure federal grants and programs related to STEM education include computer science education."Second, the bill would confirm the importance of STEM education outside of school. A final provision of the bill would make "classroom teachers with bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields who are pursuing master’s degrees eligible for NSF-administered Master Teaching Fellowships in exchange for a four-year commitment to teach in high-need school districts."

The STEM Education Act of 2014 was introduced into the United States House of Representatives on July 8, 2014 by Rep. Lamar Smith, it was referred to the United States House Committee on Science and Technology. On July 14, 2014, the House voted to pass the bill in a voice vote; the IEEE-USA supported the bill, with President Gary Blank saying that "IEEE-USA supports federal and local efforts to improve K-12 science, technology and math education programs that increase student interest and engagement in engineering and computer science."Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who co-sponsored the bill, said that "STEM education is critical to preparing our students for high-demand careers in engineering and information technology." According to Esty, she hears from "manufactures and small business owners that it's difficult to find workers with the right skill sets to fill the jobs in demand." Rep. Smith, who introduced the bill, said that "we have to capture and hold the desire of our nation's youth to study science and engineering so they will want to pursue these careers.

A health and viable STEM workforce, literate in all STEM subjects including computer science, is critical to American industries. We must work to ensure that students continue to go into these fields so that their ideas can lead to a more innovative and prosperous America." List of bills in the 113th United States Congress STEM fields Library of Congress - Thomas H. R. 5031 H. R. 5031 H. R. 5031 H. R. 5031 H. R. 5031 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Government


Skyward is a software company specializing in K–12 school management and municipality management technologies, including Student Management, Human Resources, Financial Management. Skyward is partnered with more than 1,900 school municipalities worldwide. Skyward applications are used by school districts and municipalities in 22 U. S. states and multiple international locations. Skyward's student information system and ERP solutions are designed to automate and simplify daily tasks in the areas of student management, financial management, human resources. Students' guardians use Skyward's Family Access product to stay up-to-date on students' grades, school schedules, food service accounts, to communicate with teachers and other district staff. Students use Skyward's Student Access product to check their own grades and schedules, work on online assignments, communicate with teachers. Skyward was founded by Jim King in 1980 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin under the name Jim King and Associates. King worked as a subcontracted employee for a variety of businesses around Wisconsin, writing human resources and accounting software for IBM 5100 computers.

In 1981, King wrote software for Merrill Area Public Schools, subsequently purchased by three other districts in Wisconsin. In 1984, Jim King and Associates incorporated as a company and adopted the name School Administrative Software, Incorporated In 1988 and 1992, SASI opened offices in St. Cloud and Bloomington, respectively. In 1994, SASI purchased Matrix Computers, a special education administration software company, SASI changed their name to Skyward, Inc. In 1998 and 1999, Skyward opened offices in Lansing and Indiana. In 2001, Skyward partnered with the Washington School Information Processing Cooperative to integrate into 297 districts throughout the state. In 2002, Skyward opened an office in Texas. In 2006, Skyward partnered with their first international customer, the American Embassy School in New Delhi, India. In this time, Skyward expanded sales to Utah, New Jersey, New Mexico and Florida. In 2011 the Texas Education Agency selected Skyward as a preferred vendor of student administrative software for Texas schools.

In 2013, Rhode Island and Tennessee education departments both selected Skyward as a preferred vendor of student administrative software for their schools. In March, 2016, Skyward moved all corporate operations to its new world headquarters building in Stevens Point, WI. 2013, 2015 EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award 2017, 2018 Bubbler Award Official site

Duane Lyman

Duane Lyman was a Buffalo, New York based architect known for his prolific career which included 100 school buildings, many churches, numerous large homes both in the city and suburban communities. At the time of his death, Lyman was referred to as the "dean of Western New York Architecture." Lyman was born in the son of Richard B. and Molly Hayes Lyman. He attended Lafayette High School in Buffalo and in 1908, graduated from Yale University's Sheffield Scientific School, where he studied architecture and mechanical engineering. After graduating in 1908, he traveled abroad to Europe, staying until 1913 and the eve of World War I, he started an architecture practice. He was chief in three firms: Lansing Bley & Lyman, Bley & Lyman, Lyman & Associates. Lyman volunteered for military service during World War I, serving in the nation's capital, left with the rank of major; some of Lyman's papers survive in the collection of the Buffalo History Museum. Vars Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Cemetery 1915: Bert Lee Jones Residence, Derby NY, 6980 Lakeshore Rd. 1922: Saturn Club, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

1924: American Radiator Company Factory Complex, additions to the Institute of Thermal Research, New York 1927: Country Club of Buffalo clubhouse, New York 1929: Annie Lang Miller House, New York 1934: Edwin M. and Emily S. Johnston House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. 1936: Federal Courthouse at Niagara Square, New York 1937: Old Trees, New York, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. 1950: Christ the King Chapel, Canisius College 1950: Williamsville Junior and Senior High School, New York, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. 1957: House at 8 Berkley Drive, New York, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. 1961: Liberty Building 1963: Diefendorf Hall, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York 1966: M&T Bank Center, Buffalo In 1911, he married Elizabeth Stimson, with whom he had three daughters. Lyman hunted and fished on his near 100 acre farm near South Wales, in Western New York and Canada, fished in Florida and New Brunswick, at his hunting and fishing lodge near Bic in Quebec, where he was a member of the Anglo-American Fish & Game Club of Bic.

He was a member of the Saturn Club in Buffalo and a life member and director of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. Lyman died on April 30, 1966 at his home on 78 Oakland Place in Buffalo, which he designed and built in 1948, he was interred at Buffalo. Canisius College - Christ the King Chapel Michael J. Dillon U. S. Courthouse, Buffalo, NY UB Buildings: Diefendorf Hall Welcome to The Miller Mansion