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Adieu Bonaparte

Adieu Bonaparte or Bonaparte in Egypt is a 1985 Egyptian-French historical drama film directed by Youssef Chahine. It was entered into the 1985 Cannes Film Festival, it was selected for screening as part of the Cannes Classics section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Michel Piccoli as Cafarelli Mohsen Mohieddin as Ali Patrice Chéreau as Napoléon Bonaparte Mohsena Tewfik as La mère Christian Patey as Horace Gamil Ratib as Barthelemy Taheya Cariocca as La sage femme Claude Cernay as Decoin Mohamad Dardiri as Sheikh Charaf Hassan El Adl as Cheikh Aedalah Tewfik El Dekn as Le Derwiche Seif El Dine as Kourayem Hassan Husseiny as Le père Farid Mahmoud as Faltaos Hoda Soltan as Nefissa Salah Zulfikar as Cheikh Hassouna Adieu Bonaparte on IMDb

Mary Immaculate High School

Mary Immaculate High School is a Roman Catholic comprehensive school located in Wenvoe, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. Despite being located in the Vale of Glamorgan, the school is administered as part of the Cardiff local education authority and educates children from the city. Close to 40% of its pupils are entitled to free school meals and there is a growing number of non-Catholic families who attend the school as the Catholic population of west Cardiff has changed; the school was founded in 1963 as Archbishop Mostyn Secondary Modern School, which merged with, what was Cyntwell Boys' School. In 1987 Roman Catholic education was reorganised in the Archdiocese of Cardiff, which saw all secondary schools lose their post-16 education facilities in favour of one united tertiary college, St David's; this saw the creation of Mary Immaculate High School. In 2002 the school moved to new purpose-built accommodation. In September 2013, the school celebrated its 50-year anniversary of Catholic education on the school site.

A mass celebrated by Archbishop George Stack, attended by governors, parents and staff along with invited dignitaries marked the occasion. The current Headteacher is Huw Powell who started at the school in 2014. In recent years the school has undergone a significant amount of change which has led to rapid improvements, courtesy the hard work of all staff; the spring of 2009 was challenging for the school when it was identified for closure as part of the local authority reorganisation plan. This was coupled with a damning Estyn inspection which identified the school as "in need of significant improvement". Since this time the school has undergone a rapid increase in fortunes. By January 2011, the school has been cleared of closure and shown Estyn it had made significant improvements. Over the last four years, there has been a significant improvement in examination results. In the summer of 2011 the school recorded its, as of best GCSE results with 68% of the school pupils achieving 5 A*-C only for the record to be beaten in 2012 with 81% of students achieving the same benchmark.

The record was further beaten In 2013, when the school recorded its best results with over 92% of pupils achieving 5 of more A*-C grades. Outcomes in 2014, represented a further improvement with another set of record-breaking results. 98% of pupils achieved 5 A*-C and a stunning 60% 5A*-C including English and mathematics. This represents a remarkable standard of improvement from 2009 when the examination results saw only 23% of children achieve 5 A*-C grades and 9% including English and mathematics. Mary Immaculate has been the subject of praise from observers, both in the local and wider community. In the spring of 2013, the school appeared in The Cambridge University Student Guide to Excellence where it cited the school's improvements over the recent years. A school described by former Education Minister, Leighton Andrews as "one of the most improved in Wales" has attracted praise from Estyn by featuring in a number of best practice thematic reports; this involves, the development of skills across the curriculum and featuring in the "twelve school improvement journeys" which provides schools with a framework of school transformation.

In July 2014, the school was accredited Investors in People: Gold Award, reserved for only 3% of all UK businesses and institutions, for its commitment to developing staff and growing future school leaders. School website

Henry Alcock

Henry Alcock was a British historian and academic. He was the first professor of modern history at the University of Queensland and a founding member of the Historical Society of Queensland. Alcock was born in Bath, England in 1888, he attended King Edward VI's school and Magdalen College, graduating with his B. A. with first class honours in modern history in 1908. He took his M. A. in 1911. Alcock pursued a teaching career, teaching at Tettenhall College, Staffordshire before becoming senior house master at Kendall Grammar School for two years, he moved to Australia where he took up a position as a history and economics lecturer at the newly established University of Queensland in 1912. He became a McCaughey Professor of history in 1922, Dean of the Faculty of Commerce. Alcock demonstrated an interest in economics and general commercial studies, which encouraged an interest publicly in establishing a Board of Commercial Studies, his work to establish commercial studies courses led to the creation of a Faculty of Commerce at the university which would offer degrees from 1925 onwards.

Alcock was Dean of the Faculty of Arts from 1923-1938, was President of the Board of Faculties and a member of the Diploma in Journalism course committee. He served on the Senate's broadcasting sub-committee, the development of the St Lucia campus committee and library committee, he was President of the Historical Society of Queensland. Henry Alcock died in 1948, was survived by his wife and three daughters. Alcock created thousands of glass lantern slides, some from photographs he took himself, others which he copied, it is believed he used these slides to illustrate his lectures at the University and at the Workers' Education Association. The University of Queensland Fryer Library holds over 2000 of these slides; these slides are being made available online as funding permits. A stone grotesque featuring Alcock's likeness hangs in the Great Court at the University of Queensland, in recognition of his work in establishing the early university. Media related to Henry Alcock at Wikimedia Commons

Mark Biviano

Mark Lancing Biviano, is a real estate businessman from Searcy in White County in central Arkansas, a Republican former member of the Arkansas House of Representatives. His District 46, which he represented from 2013 to 2015, includes part of White County. From 2011 to 2013, he represented House District 50, he did not seek a third term in 2014 and was succeeded by his fellow Republican Les Eaves of Searcy. A native of Blytheville in Mississippi County in eastern Arkansas, Biviano graduated from high school in the U. S. state of Ohio. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, he and his ex-wife, Barbara Ellen, have three children, Joshua Mark and Zach Biviano. In 2010, Biviano was elected in House District 50, having narrowly unseated the incumbent Democrat Monty Betts, 4,350 to 4,242. In 2012, District 50 was reconfigured to include Cross counties. Biviano won his second term in revised District 46 by defeating the Democrat Kyle Osborne, 6,305 to 4,073.

Biviano served as the vice chair of the Advanced Communications and Information Technology Committee and was a member of these panels: Budget and Insurance and Commerce. Representative Biviano in 2013 in District 46 supported a spending cap on the state budget, he voted to override the vetoes of Democratic Governor Mike Beebe to enact legislation to require photo identification for casting a ballot in Arkansas and to ban abortion after twenty weeks of gestation, a measure which Biviano co-sponsored. He supported legislation to ban abortion whenever fetal heartbeat is detected, to forbid the inclusion of abortion in the state insurance exchange, to make the death of a fetus a felony in certain cases, he voted to allow university officials to carry concealed weapons on campus. He opposed legislation to make the office of prosecuting attorney in Arkansas nonpartisan, he supported the bill, signed by Governor Beebe, to permit the sale of up to five hundred gallons per month of unpasteurized whole milk directly from the farm to consumers.

In 2011, Biviano in District 50 co-sponsored legislation to permit weapons in places of worship. He supported a dress code for public schools, he backed curriculum standards for biblical instruction in public schools. He voted for the Capital Gains Reduction Act, he voted to permit driver's license tests only in the English language. Biviano voted against legislation to prohibit cell phone use in school zones. Biviano did not seek a third term in the House in 2014. In the Republican primary, Les Eaves, with 2,158 votes, defeated Kyle Reeves, who polled 1,260 votes, to obtain the Republican nomination to succeed Biviano

Sons of Ivaldi

In Norse mythology, the Sons of Ivaldi are a group of dwarfs who fashion Skidbladnir, the ship of Freyr, the Gungnir, the spear of Odin, as well as golden hair for Sif to replace what Loki had cut off. According to Skáldskaparmál, after these objects were created Loki made a bet with a dwarf, that his brother Eitri would not be able to craft items to match the quality of those displayed by the sons of Ivaldi; this contest resulted in the creation of the boar of Freyr, the ring of Odin and the hammer of Thor, which were judged by the gods to be more wondrous than the others. Thus, Brokkr had won the bet; the account of this tale given in Skáldskaparmál does not reveal the names of Ivaldi's sons, nor how many there were, they remain conspicuously absent after their initial mention in the stanza. The passing mention made of them in Grímnismál 43, the creators of Skidbladnir, "the best of ships" sheds no additional light. Thus, their identities are a matter of scholarly speculation. In the eddic poem Hrafnagaldur Óðins, stanza 6, Idunn is identified as an "elf" and the "youngest of the elder children of Ivaldi".

This implies that Ivaldi had two sets of children by different mothers. Thus Idunn is a sister of the Sons of Ivaldi. In the Old Norse sources, the giant Þjazi is said to be the son of Öl-valdi. I-valdi may be another form of the name. Þjazi is said to have Iði and Gangr, or Idi and Egil. Thus, Gang is another name for Egil. Egil is found as a companion of Thor and keeps his goats safe when he ventures into the land of the giants

Edward Jolley

Edward Francis George Jolley was an Australian politician. He was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from September 1914 until his death in January 1915, representing the electoral of Grampians. Jolley was born in Maryborough and was educated at Maryborough Primary School, St. Augustine's Catholic School and W. N. Lacey's private school. At the age of 12, Jolley won a scholarship to attend Xavier College in Melbourne, he was both school captain and dux in 1889 and 1890 and gained the University Exhibition in English and honours in classics. He won a scholarship to Ormond College at the University of Melbourne, where he won a succession of awards: honours in English Part 1 and Latin Part 1 in 1891, first in the first class with an exhibition in history and jurisprudence and the prize for British Empire history in 1892, in 1893-94 passed his final honours examination with the only first class for history, political economy and jurisprudence and won the school scholarship, the Wyselaskie prize for English constitutional law and the Cobden Club Medal for political economy.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in 1894, his Bachelor of Laws and Master of Arts in 1896 and his Master of Laws in 1899. Following the completion of his studies, Jolley became a barrister and solicitor, practising first at Avoca and for many years at Maryborough in criminal law, he wrote for The Bulletin, was president of the Maryborough Technical School Council, the Advisory Council of the Maryborough District High School and the Maryborough branch of the Australian Natives' Association and was involved in the Maryborough Dramatic Society. In 1914, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Grampians, narrowly defeating sitting Liberal Hans Irvine after an intense campaign, his victory in the conservative rural seat was celebrated by Labor supporters. However, Jolley became immediately unwell following the first sitting of parliament with what was variously described as "prostration" or a nervous breakdown, remained ill until he died of a brain haemorrhage at Maryborough a few months on New Year's Day 1915.

He was buried at Maryborough Cemetery