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Anglo-Chinese School

The Anglo-Chinese School, is a family of Methodist schools in Singapore and Indonesia founded in 1886 by Bishop William Fitzjames Oldham as an extension of the Methodist Church. Anglo-Chinese School is abbreviated as "ACS," with the Anglo-Chinese Junior College abbreviated as "ACJC." Its students and alumni are referred as "ACSians". ACS was the first school in Singapore to have a flower named after it, the "Ascocenda Anglo-Chinese School orchid", a hybrid created by the school to mark its 116th Founder's Day on March 1, 2002. Founded on March 1, 1886 by Bishop William Fitzjames Oldham as an extension of the Methodist Church, the school's first location was a shophouse at 70 Amoy Street, Singapore with a total of 13 pupils; the name of the school came from it conducting lessons in English at night and Chinese in the afternoon. By the following year, enrollment had increased to 104 and the school moved to Coleman Street. Between 1914 and 1920, under the leadership of the Reverend J. S. Nagle, the school introduced regular religious services and physical education classes.

Afternoon classes were started for academically weak pupils. In a bid to ensure continuity in school life and keep the school adequately staffed, Nagle encouraged ex-students, known as "old boys", to join the school as teachers. To this day, the Anglo-Chinese School Old Boys' Association is a link through which many "old boys" continue to maintain close ties with the school; the Anglo-Chinese Continuation School started in 1925 under new principal, the Reverend P. L. Peach, who had to leave the school due to the newly imposed government age limits on school attendance by boys. ACS became the Oldham Methodist School while a secondary school opened in Cairnhill Road. During the World War II Japanese occupation of Singapore between 1942 and 1945, lessons were suspended; the school opened again in 1946, a year after the Japanese surrender, once the buildings at Cairnhill and Coleman Street had been made safe following damage sustained during the war. The pre-war principal, T. W. Hinch, interned by the Japanese during the occupation and had been sent back to England to recover, returned to the school in June 1946.

He set up "X" and "Y" classes, each with different levels of difficulty, for students who had missed years of their education due to the occupation. In September, 1950, the secondary school relocated from Cairnhill Street to Barker Road. In the same year, the school set up "post school certificate classes known as "pre-university classes" to prepare students for tertiary education. Dr Thio Chan Bee, the first Asian principal of ACS, took over in 1952. During his tenure, both the Cairnhill and Barker Road premises expanded, in the latter's case through the building of Lee Hall, a three-storey building housing twelve classrooms and four laboratories; the Oldham Methodist Secondary School merged with the Secondary School at Barker Road in January 1961. The school completed the construction of the sports complex at Barker Road in 1970, with an Olympic-sized swimming pool and a sports hall. In 1977, pre-university classes shifted to the newly constructed Anglo-Chinese Junior College at 25 Dover Close East, off North Buona Vista Road, leaving the Barker Road site for the secondary and junior schools.

The junior school relocated to new premises in its old neighborhood at Cairnhill in 1985. ACS celebrated its centenary in 1986 with the publication of a hardback history of the school, titled Hearts and Aims, that detailed the rich student and teacher life over the years. In 1988 when the Ministry of Education started its independent school program, the school again reorganized. New regulations allowed schools access to private funding and subjected them to less government regulation in the content of their curricula. Renamed ACS, in 1993 the school moved to Dover Road. After strong lobbying by alumni, the Barker Road site became the site of a second secondary school. At the same time, the Anglo-Chinese Primary School abandoned its Coleman Street premises to share premises with the new secondary school at Barker Road, now named ACS. Complete rebuilding of the Barker Road campus took place in the late 1990s, with ACS temporarily relocating during the project; the school split into primary and secondary school sections, the latter retaining the Barker Road suffix and the former becoming ACS.

On 4 December 2002, the two schools, ACS Oldham Hall, the Methodist Church in Singapore and the Barker Road Methodist Church moved back to the newly built campus at Barker Road. The Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, Dr. Tony Tan, opened the new school on July 15, 2003. In January 2005, ACS opened to the public. A private school, it took students from both Singapore and other countries, its students take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education in their fourth year go on to take a two-year International Baccalaureate diploma from 2007 onwards. Before that, they take the International A-Levels. ACS was authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation to offer the IB Diploma Programme in January 2006. and is recognised as an IB World School. ACS Jakarta formally joined the ACS family in July 2006 as Sekolah Tiara Bangsa - ACS Jakarta until an official name change in 2015, it is a co-ed school for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 offering the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint at Grade 6, the Cambridge I

22, A Million

22, A Million is the third studio album by American indie folk band Bon Iver, released on September 30, 2016. It was recorded in Justin Vernon's April Base studio in Eau Claire and marked a shift in the band's sound, incorporating elements of electronic music and hip-hop production, making extensive use of samples, brass instruments, effects. Vernon has stated that many of the sounds on the record were created and manipulated using a Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer, along with software designed specially for the band by Chris Messina, dubbed the "Messina". On August 28, 2016, all but one of the ten tracks were made available after an error occurred on Apple Music in Denmark; the single, meant to be available, "33 "God"", was the only song unavailable, until the day after, when the album had leaked in full following the single's international release over a month before its official release date of September 30. After it was taken down in Denmark, low quality mp3's and zip files began circulating on the internet.

First premiered at Vernon's Eaux Claires Music Festival, the album debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 and received widespread acclaim from critics, who praised its original sound and colorful lyricism. Several publications, including Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, listed 22, A Million as one of the best albums of 2016, it received nominations for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Recording Package at the 2017 Grammy Awards. In 2019, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone listed it in their list of best albums of the decade, at number 91 and 47, respectively. 22, A Million has received acclaim from critics, garnering a score of 87 out of 100 on Metacritic, signifying "Universal acclaim" based on 41 critic reviews. Pretty Much Amazing praised the album in their review, giving it an A, saying, "Not since Kid A has an album so superb pushed away and pulled closer its audience and with such aplomb." In their review Rolling Stone said, "Vernon remains an oblique lyricist, but the knottiness can be compelling."

They gave it four stars out of five. The Line of Best Fit awarded the record full marks, saying that "22, A Million captures personal crisis and resolution better than any album this century." 22, A Million debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with 71,000 units, of which 58,000 were traditional album sales. It was the highest-selling album of the week. Sample credits "22" contains a sample of "How I Got Over", as written by Clara Ward and performed by Mahalia Jackson. "10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄" contains a sample of "Wild Heart", as written and performed by Stevie Nicks "33 "GOD"" contains samples of "Dsharpg", as written and performed by Sharon Van Etten, "Morning", as written by Willis S. Graham and performed by Jim Ed Brown, "Iron Sky", as written by Paolo Nutini and Dani Castelar and performed by Paolo Nutini, "All Rendered Truth", as written and performed by Lonnie Holley. "666 ʇ" contains a sample of "Standing in the Need of Prayer", as written by Dave Kingsby and performed by The Supreme Jubilees.

"21 M◊◊N WATER" contains samples of "A Lover's Concerto", as written by Denny Randell and Sandy Linzer, performed by The Toys. "00000 Million" contains a sample of "Abacus" as written and performed by Fionn Regan

David Em

David Em is an American artist. David Em grew up in South America, he studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and film directing at the American Film Institute. Em created digital paintings at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in 1975 with SuperPaint, "the first complete digital paint system". In 1976, he made an articulated 3D digital insect at Information International, Inc. that could walk and fly, the first 3D character created by a fine artist. Em became the first artist to produce navigable virtual worlds at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he was Artist in Residence from 1977 to 1984, he created digital art at the California Institute of Technology, Apple Computer. Em has worked independently since the early nineties. Em's art spans multiple media, including virtual worlds, filmmaking and photography, he has worked with live performance and theater. Most of his creations exist outside of the mainstream art world. Stylistically, Em's art has connections to Surrealism, abstract painting, experimental film.

Some pieces feature geometric components, others are organic in nature. He says he "makes pictures with electronic light” and "sculpts with memory instead of space.” He "evolves images so that they grow into and out of each other”. Some of his early art created at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the 1970s has deep-space related themes. In the 1980s he incorporated light effects reminiscent of the French Impressionists, in the 1990s he introduced otherworldly lifeforms into his work. In the first decade of the Twenty-First century, an apocalyptic element appears in his imagery, his current work relates to the neurosciences. His art has been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Seibu Museum in Tokyo, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, he has given talks at Harvard, MIT, The University of Paris, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

His work has appeared in popular media, including the covers of Herbie Hancock's Future Shock, Sound-System, Perfect Machine albums and an electronic version of William Gibson’s Neuromancer. He is the first digital artist to have his working papers acquired by the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art. Em has curated several exhibitions, including "The Shape of the Universe," November 30, 2011, at Pasadena City College with assistance from NASA and Caltech; the exhibit featured recent deep space photographs and computer simulations. Bradbury, Ray. "Em Squared". David Em at OCCA. Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Gardiner, Jeremy. "Interview with David Em". Computer Art & Technoculture. Los Angeles. Retrieved 2015-05-06. Kleiner, Fred S.. Gardner's Art Through the Ages. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Ross, David; the Art of David Em. New York: Harry N. Abrams. Zelanski, Paul; the Art of Seeing. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. Official website

New Jersey Drive

New Jersey Drive is a 1995 crime drama film about joy riding black teenagers in 1990s Newark, New Jersey known as the "car theft capital of the world". The film was directed by Nick Gomez; the executive producer was Spike Lee. Roger Ebert gave the film three stars. Sharron Corley as Jason Petty Gabriel Casseus as Midget Saul Stein as Emil Roscoe Donald Faison as Tiny Dime Heavy D as Bo-Kane Roscoe Orman as Judge Michael Pincus as Emil Roscoe's Cousin - Curly Christine Baranski as Prosecutor Paul Schulze as Booking Sergeant Arthur Nascarella as Mr. Chop Shop Gwen McGee as Renee Petty Director Nick Gomez pictured the film taking place in Boston or Washington Heights in Manhattan, but he set his sights on Newark after reading about teen-agers and joyriding in several articles by The New York Times. In an on-location interview, he stated that he himself used to steal cars for Joyrides as a teenager in a working-class neighborhood in Boston, where he lived. Upon seeking permission to shoot the film in the city of Newark itself, city officials would not give permission to film in the city limits.

Therefore, locations in Williamsburg and Glendale, New York were chosen. Director Gomez stated that if he had been granted permission, he still would have shot some scenes in Brooklyn since it was more conveniently located near his home and film studio in Manhattan. Filming concluded on May 16 of that year. New Jersey Drive on IMDb New Jersey Drive. New Jersey Drive at Rotten Tomatoes

Zwingle, Iowa

Zwingle is a city in Dubuque and Jackson counties in the U. S. state of Iowa. The population was 91 at the 2010 census, down from 100 at the 2000 census. Zwingle was built up chiefly by settlers from Pennsylvania, it was named for Swiss reformer Ulrich Zwingle. Zwingle is located at 42°17′52″N 90°41′13″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.16 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 91 people, 45 households, 23 families living in the city; the population density was 568.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 49 housing units at an average density of 306.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. There were 45 households of which 17.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.3% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 48.9% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.61. The median age in the city was 38.5 years. 16.5% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 100 people, 42 households, 23 families living in the city; the population density was 640.9 people per square mile. There were 43 housing units at an average density of 275.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 1.00 % Asian and 1.00 % Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population. There were 42 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 42.9% were non-families. 38.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.25. 31.0% are under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 117.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $26,667, the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $25,417 versus $19,375 for females; the per capita income for the city was $18,916. There were no families and 1.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64

Morane-Saulnier Vanneau

The Morane-Saulnier Vanneau is a two-seat basic trainer built in France by Morane-Saulnier and ordered by the French Air Force. Designed in Vichy France the MS.470 prototype first flew on 22 December 1944, successful testing leading to an order from the French Air Force of a revised variant the MS.472. The Vanneau was a low-wing cantilever monoplane with a pilot and student in tandem under a long glazed canopy, it had a retractable tailwheel landing gear and the prototype was powered by a 515 kW Hispano-Suiza 12X inline engine. The production MS.472 was powered by a 425 kW Gnome-Rhône 14M-05 14-cylinder radial engine and first flew on 12 December 1945, with deliveries to the French Air Force starting in December 1946. From December 1947 the French Navy received 70 of the MS.474 variant modified for carrier operations. A re-engined version the MS.475 was produced from 1950 which had minor differences but was powered by a 641 kW Hispano-Suiza 12Y-45 V-12 engine. One MS.475 was modified as the MS.476 with an increase in wing surface area and another MS.475 was fitted with a Renault 12S-02 engine as the MS.477 in 1950.

A proposed variant was the MS.478, to be fitted with an Isotta Fraschini Delta engine but was not built. One MS.472 was re-engined with a 611 kW SNECMA 14X-04 radial engine in 1952 but development was stopped. The Vanneau remained in service with Navy into the late 1960s. MS.470 Prototype powered by a 515 kW Hispano-Suiza 12X inline engine, one built. MS.471 Proposed variant powered by a Béarn 12B. MS.472 Vanneau II Production variant for the French Air Force powered by a 425 kW Gnome-Rhône 14M-05 piston engine. MS.474 Vanneau IV Carrier-capable production variant for the French Navy, powered by a Gnome-Rhône 14M-04. MS.475 Vanneau V Improved version for the French Air Force powered by a 641 kW Hispano-Suiza 12Y-45 V12 engine. MS.476 One MS.475 modified with increased wing surface. MS.477 One MS.475 powered by a 433 kW Renault 12S-02 inline engine. MS.478 Projected Isotta Fraschini Delta inline powered variant, not built. MS.479 Developed variant powered by a 611 kW SNECMA 14X-04 radial. FranceFrench Air Force French Navy Data from General characteristics Crew: two Length: 9.05 m Wingspan: 10.65 m Height: 3.62 m Wing area: 17.30 m2 Empty weight: 2,351 kg Gross weight: 3,125 kg Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12Y-45 V-12 piston engine, 641 kW Performance Maximum speed: 445 km/h Range: 1,500 km Service ceiling: 8500 m Armament 2 x MAC 1934 7.5 mm wing-mounted machine-guns 2 x racks for light bombs Related lists List of military aircraft of France Notes BibliographyTaylor, Michael J. H..

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