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Gunnersbury

Gunnersbury is an area of west London, England. The name "Gunnersbury" means "Manor house of a woman called Gunnhildr", is from an old Scandinavian personal name + Middle English -bury, manor or manor house. Gunnersbury consists of pre-war housing of a variety of types, including flats, semi detached, detached houses, some of which are ex-local authority built; the defining symbol of Gunnersbury is the 18-storey high BSI building on Chiswick High Road. Between 1966 and 1992 the block housed a divisional headquarters of IBM UK. Below this building Gunnersbury station serves the Richmond branch of the District line and the London Overground to Stratford. In August 1921, London General Omnibus Company established a bus overhaul facility off Chiswick High Road, it incorporated a Training School with a bus Skid-Pan. In 1989, London Transport closed the works. In 2001 the site was redeveloped as the Chiswick Business Park with 12 medium density office buildings, it houses companies including SBS Broadcasting Networks, CBS News, Discovery Channel Europe, Singapore Airlines, Foxtons, a Virgin Active health club.

To the east is Gunnersbury Triangle nature reserve. An area of woodland, it supports many species of birds and animals, it has free admission and its entrance is on the south of Bollo Lane, a few yards from Chiswick Park Tube Station. Gunnersbury lends its name to a nearby secondary school a Grammar School, in Brentford. Gunnersbury Catholic School is a boys-only Catholic comprehensive, it backs on to Gunnersbury Park. In 1886, Gunnersbury was given its own parish church, dedicated to Saint James; the church stood near Chiswick Roundabout. The church was decommissioned just over a century in 1987, demolished soon afterwards; the parish was united with that of Brentford. Acton Brentford Chiswick Kew Mortlake Acton Town tube station Gunnersbury station Gunnersbury station South Acton railway station Media related to Gunnersbury at Wikimedia Commons

Egmont (Beethoven)

Egmont, Op. 84 by Ludwig van Beethoven, is a set of incidental music pieces for the 1787 play of the same name by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It consists of an overture followed by a sequence of nine pieces for soprano, male narrator, full symphony orchestra. Beethoven wrote it between October 1809 and June 1810, it was premiered on 15 June 1810; the subject of the music and dramatic narrative is the life and heroism of 16th-century nobleman Lamoral, Count of Egmont from the Low Countries. It was composed during the Napoleonic Wars when the First French Empire had extended its domination over vast swathes of Europe. Beethoven had famously expressed his great outrage over Napoleon Bonaparte's decision to crown himself Emperor in 1804, furiously scratching out his name in the dedication of the Eroica Symphony. In the music for Egmont, Beethoven expressed his own political concerns through the exaltation of the heroic sacrifice of a man condemned to death for having taken a valiant stand against oppression.

The Overture became an unofficial anthem of the 1956 Hungarian revolution. Beethoven composed Klärchen's songs "Die Trommel gerühret" and "Freudvoll und leidvoll" with Austrian actress Antonie Adamberger in mind, she spoke enthusiastically of her collaboration with him; the music was praised by E. T. A. Hoffmann for its poetry, et sa réussite à s'associer à la pièce and Goethe himself declared that Beethoven had expressed his intentions with "a remarkable genius." The overture is expressive, one of the last works of Beethoven's middle period. It has become as famous a composition as the Coriolan Overture and is in a style similar to the Fifth Symphony, which he had completed two years earlier; the incidental music comprises the following sections, among which the overture, the lieder Die Trommel gerühret, Freudvoll und leidvoll and Klärchens Tod are well-known: Overture: Sostenuto, ma non troppo – Allegro Lied: "Die Trommel gerühret" Entracte: Andante Entracte: Larghetto Lied: "Freudvoll und leidvoll" Entracte: Allegro – Marcia Entracte: Poco sostenuto e risoluto Klärchens Tod Melodram: "Süßer Schlaf" Siegessymphonie: Allegro con brio The Hungarian film Overture by János Vadász, which won the 1965 Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Palme d'Or, uses the complete Egmont Overture as the soundtrack for a series of images featuring a hatching bird, referencing the rebellious nature of Egmont fighting for freedom despite all barriers.

The film, nominated for Academy Award for Best Documentary is considered one of the most influential short films in film history and described as "among the most ingenious pairings of music and image in the history of the festival." Egmont: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project Internet Archive: Free Download: Beethoven: Egmont Overture at the Internet Archive

Hymenoxys hoopesii

Hymenoxys hoopesii is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names owl's claws and orange sneezeweed. It is native to the western United States, where it grows in habitats of moderate elevation, such as mountain meadows in the Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevada, southern Cascades, other ranges, it has been found from Arizona, New Mexico, central California north as far as Montana and Oregon. Hymenoxys hoopesii is an erect perennial herb approaching a meter in height, with smooth-edged leaves, oval on the lower stem and lance-shaped toward the top; the inflorescence bears several flower heads on erect peduncles, each lined with a base of hairy, pointed phyllaries. The flower head has a center of 100–325 tiny disc florets fringed with 14–26 orange or yellow ray florets, each ray up to 3.5 centimeters long. The fruit is an achene with a pappus of scales. Jepson Manual Treatment, University of California United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile Calphotos Photo gallery, University of California

Samuel J. Ramsperger

Samuel J. Ramsperger was an American politician from New York, he was the son of Conrad Ramsperger, a nailsmith who died in a work accident, Anna Maria Ramsperger. He attended Canisius College, he became a bookkeeper. He was an alderman of Buffalo from 1885 to 1888. On November 20, 1889, he married Anna Siebert. Ramsperger was a member of the New York State Senate from 1899 to 1904, sitting in the 122nd, 123rd, 124th, 125th, 126th and 127th New York State Legislatures, he was again a member of the State Senate from 1907 to 1920, sitting in the 130th, 131st, 132nd, 133rd, 134th, 135th, 136th, 137th, 138th, 139th, 140th, 141st, 142nd and 143rd New York State Legislatures. He died on December 15, 1936, "after an illness of three months", was buried at the United German and French Roman Catholic Cemetery in Cheektowaga, New York. Official New York from Cleveland to Hughes by Charles Elliott Fitch Bio transcribed from Our County and Its People: A Descriptive Work on Erie County, New York by Truman C.

White Memorial and Family History of Erie County, New York SAMUEL J. RAMSPERGER in NYT on December 16, 1936 Samuel J. Ramsperger at Find a Grave

JEI Learning

JEI Learning Center is an individualized, supplemental education franchise. A low student-to-teacher ratio allows only 5 students per instructor, ensuring that each student receives enough personal attention; some learning centers offer 1 to 1 classes. The curriculum offers JEI Self-Learning Method, a self-paced, individualized program designed to help pre-kindergarten to 9th grade students in learning math and language concepts step-by-step, aligned with Common Core State Standards. JEI Learning Center provides a diagnostic test and track record system that pinpoints fundamental strengths and weaknesses in subject comprehension. Using these results, specialized workbooks are assigned that focus on a scientific study method to address each student’s needs. Established in 1977 by educator and entrepreneur, Sung Hoon Park, JEI Learning Center was founded in Seoul, Korea. Sung Hoon Park and a team of education researchers developed the JEI Self Learning Method, an individually paced, step-by-step learning program, for students who need supplementary education in mathematics and language concepts.

After decades of successful operation in South Korea, in 1992, Sung Hoon Park brought the JEI Method to the United States, followed by Canada, UAE, Hong Kong, China and New Zealand, consisting of over 500 locations worldwide. JEI Math offers a comprehensive program for pre-K through 9th grade. There are 36 weekly workbooks per grade level, each weekly workbook consists of 16 pages. At the end of each weekly workbook is an interim test on the material learnt throughout the week. JEI Math curriculum is aligned with Common Core State Standards. JEI English is designed to build a strong foundation in grammar and reading skills. Curriculum is aligned to the National Council of Teachers of English Standards. JEI Reading & Writing is a literature-based program focused on comprehension as well as writing. Accompanied with full novel reading list, the curriculum is targeted for advanced level students or for those needing an extra challenge. JEI Problem Solving Math develops critical and analytical skills, with math problems presented in styles similar to those found in Math Olympiad.

Curriculum focuses on critical thinking-related questions. Brain Safari strengthens logical and analytical skills, enhances creativity and memory proficiency, increase overall intelligence by focusing on the 9 different learning domains of critical thinking. First, the student takes JEI's diagnostic test appropriate to student's level, determined after teacher interacts with the student, which JEI's diagnostic system comprehensively analyzes each student's test results and assigns them an individualized learning program. JEI Learning Center provides the Individual Progress Prescription Report, a detailed computer analysis of a student's learning needs and performance during the curriculum. In 2014, Entrepreneur and Business Insider ranked JEI Learning Center #191 in the Franchise 500® and #119 in America's Top Global. In 2015, JEI Learning Center ranked #198 in the Franchise 500® and #45 in America's Top Global