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Barra Head

Barra Head known as Berneray, is the southernmost islands of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. Within the Outer Hebrides, it forms part of the Barra Isles archipelago. Barra Head only referred to the southernmost headland of Berneray but is now a common name for the entire island; the highest point of the island is a Marilyn. There are numerous prehistoric structures on the island and permanent occupation by 20–50 individuals occurred throughout the historic period, peaking in the 19th century; the economy of the residents was based on agriculture and fowling. The cliffs provide nesting sites for seabirds in such profusion that Berneray has been designated as a Special Protection Area; the Barra Head Lighthouse, built by Robert Stevenson, has operated since 1833. From 1931 to 1980 Barra Head was inhabited only by the lighthouse keepers and their wives but the lighthouse is now automated and the island uninhabited; the rough seas that surround the island have been used to test prototype lifeboats.

The derivation of the modern name is straightforward, the Old Norse name meaning "Bjorn's island" becoming Beàrnaraigh in Gaelic and "Berneray" as an angilicisation. However, as is the case with Hebridean island names, there are a number of additional complications. There are two fuller Gaelic names - Beàrnaraigh Cheann Bharraigh and Beàrnaraigh an Easbaig meaning "Berneray of Barra Head" and "Berneray of the Bishop" respectively; the former refers to Barra Head the southernmost promontory of the island and the latter name is a reference to the "Bishop's Isles" an alternative name for the "Barra Isles", of which archipelago Berneray is a member. "Barra Head" alone is an English language alternative to Berneray for the island name. Berneray lies to the west of the Sea of the Hebrides and south of Mingulay across the Sound of Berneray, which has a strong tidal stream; the wedge-shaped island is 1.3 km wide. The topography lacks variety, there being no valley or bays and the few streams are small.

Most of the island consists of gneiss, although the lighthouse was constructed of rock from a small granite quarry. The seabed to the west is a continuation of the gneiss platform with a depth of between 120 and 140 metres; the sea floor is devoid of sand and there is some evidence of scouring by icebergs. This rocky platform extends south of Barra Head by at least 50 km. Due to glacial action the sea channel to the east is deeper than the open ocean to the west, reaching up to 365 m; the rocky north coast has a small landing place at Leac na Fealia to the west and a small jetty at Achduin further east. From there a track upward across the slope of the island to the lighthouse. To the west of Achduin the land is flat and low-lying, the area known as "The Aird" ending at Nisam Point which overlooks the little islands of Rubha Niosaim and Sgeir Mhor; the south coast is dominated by high cliffs. Barra Head itself is the southern prominence located mid-way along the south coast; the highest point of the island is Sotan, a Marilyn whose summit lies above high cliffs between Barra Head and Skate Point.

This eminence is reached from the track that leads from Achduin to the lighthouse that passes just to the north of the summit, only 3 m from the cliff edge. The skerry of Bird Rock guards the coast far below; the lighthouse is located near the prominence of Sròn an Duin, just east of Skate Point and above the narrow chasm of Sloc na Bèiste. Visiting in 1868 H. J. Elwes wrote: It was the grandest sight I experienced, to look out of the lighthouse on a stormy day, see oneself hanging, as it were, over the ocean, surrounded on three sides by a fearful chasm in which the air was so thickly crowded with birds as to produce the appearance of a heavy snowstorm, whilst the cries of these myriads, mingled with the roar of the ocean and the howling of the tremendous gusts of wind coming up from below as if forced through a blast pipe, made it impossible to hear a person speak. Berneray was inhabited from prehistoric times until the 20th century. There are four chambered tombs, five cists and five other sites assumed to be burial cairns, suggesting a significant settlement in the Neolithic and Bronze Age.

The fort of Dùn Briste lies to the north west and a second site nearby dating to the Iron Age was destroyed during the construction of the lighthouse. Visiting in the late 17th century the writer Martin Martin described the latter as "having a vacuity round the walls, divided in little apartments". A century Edward MacQueen wrote that he believed it had served "as a pharos or watch tower". There is the presumed site of a chapel near MacLean's Point where an incised cross, tentatively dated to between the sixth and ninth centuries was found. Archaeological evidence of the Norse presence in the Hebrides is scant, but boat shaped stone settings found not far from the chapel may be graves from this period of occupation. Referring to his own time, Martin suggested. "It excels other islands of the same extent for fishing. The natives never go a fishing while Macneil or his steward is in the island, lest seeing their plenty of fish they might take occasion to raise their rents." In the 18th century the population was over fifty, with settlement concentrated around the north east coast.

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Jacob Selmes

Jacob Selmes is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 2000s for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the National Rugby League competition, as a prop. In the 2006 pre-season, Selmes was involved in an altercation with teammate Hutch Maiava, resulting in Selmes requiring twelve stitches after being punched in the head, as a result, Maiava was suspended until mid-season and fined for his actions. Selmes made his first grade debut for Cronulla-Sutherland against Penrith on 17 March 2007. Selmes was awarded the Sharks Rookie of the Year in 2007. Selmes last match in first grade was in Round 15 2009 against Brisbane which Cronulla won 46–12. Junior Club: Port Macquarie Sharks First Grade Debut: 17 Mar 2007 V Penrith Cronulla Sharks profile NRL profile Statistics at leagueunlimited.com

Dvaita Vedanta

Dvaita Vedanta is a sub-school in the Vedanta tradition of Hindu philosophy. Alternatively known as Bhedavāda, Tattvavāda and Bimbapratibimbavāda, Dvaita Vedanta sub-school was founded by the 13th-century scholar Madhvacharya; the Dvaita Vedanta school believes that God and the individual souls exist as independent realities, these are distinct. The Dvaita school contrasts with the other two major sub-schools of Vedanta, the Advaita Vedanta of Adi Shankara which posits nondualism – that ultimate reality and human soul are identical and all reality is interconnected oneness, Vishishtadvaita of Ramanuja which posits qualified nondualism – that ultimate reality and human soul are different but with the potential to be identical. Dvaita is a Sanskrit word that means "duality, dualism"; the term refers to any premise in theology on the material and the divine, where two principles or realities are posited to exist and independently. Dvaita Vedanta is a dualistic interpretation of the Vedas, espouses dualism by theorizing the existence of two separate realities.

The first and the only independent reality, states the Dvaita school, is that of Vishnu as Brahman. Vishnu is the supreme Self, in a manner similar to monotheistic God in other major religions; the second reality is that of dependent but real universe that exists with its own separate essence. Everything, composed of the second reality, such as individual soul and the like exist with their own separate reality; the distinguishing factor of this philosophy, as opposed to monistic Advaita Vedanta, is that God takes on a personal role and is seen as a real eternal entity that governs and controls the universe. Like Ramanuja, Madhvacharya embraced Vaishnavism. Madhvacharya posits God as being personal and saguna, endowed with attributes and qualities. To Madhvacharya, the metaphysical concept of Brahman in the Vedas was Vishnu, he stated "brahmaśabdaśca Viṣṇaveva". To him, Vishnu was not just any other deva, but rather only Supreme Being. Dvaita Vedanta acknowledges two principles; the individual souls are depicted as reflections, images or shadows of the divine, but never in any way identical with the divine.

Moksha therefore is described as the realization that all finite reality is dependent on the Supreme. Five fundamental and real differences are described in Dvaita school: Between the individual souls and God. Between matter and God. Between individual souls Between matter and jīvatman. Between various types of matter; these five differences are said to explain the nature of the universe. The world is called prapañca by the Dvaita school for this reason. Madhva differed from traditional Hindu beliefs owing to his concept of eternal damnation. For example, he divides souls into three classes. One class of souls, mukti-yogyas, qualifies for liberation, the nitya-samsarins, subject to eternal rebirth or eternal transmigration and a third class, tamo-yogyas, who are condemned to eternal hell. No other Hindu philosopher or school of Hinduism holds such beliefs. In contrast, most Hindus believe in universal salvation, that all souls will obtain moksha if after millions of rebirths. Dvaita Vedanta and Madhvacharya's historical influence in Hinduism, state Kulandran and Kraemer, has been salutary, but not extensive.

According to Sharma, the influence of Dvaita Vedanta ideas have been most prominent on the Chaitanya school of Bengal Vaishnavism, in Assam. Madhva's theology influenced scholars such as Nimbarka, Vallabha Acharya and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. B. N. K. Sharma notes that Nimbarka's theology is a loose réchauffé of Madhva's in its most essential aspects. Dvaita Vedanta's discussion of the eternal differences and the gradation between the concept of God, human beings and the observed nature led some early colonial-era Indologists such as George Abraham Grierson to suggest that its founder, the 13th-century Madhva was influenced by Christianity, but scholars rejected this theory. Madhvacharya Madhwa Brahmins Dvaita literature Etter, Christopher. A Study of Qualitative Non-Pluralism. IUniverse. ISBN 978-0-595-39312-1. Fowler, Jeaneane D.. Perspectives of Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Hinduism. Sussex Academic Press. ISBN 978-1-898723-93-6. Jones, Constance. Philosophy of Śrī Madhvācārya. Motilal Banarsidass.

ISBN 978-8120800687. Sharma, B. N. Krishnamurti. A History of the Dvaita School of Vedānta and Its Literature, 3rd Edition. Motilal Banarsidass. ISBN 978-8120815759. Sarma, Deepak. "Is Jesus a Hindu? S. C. Vasu and Multiple Madhva Misrepresentations". Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies. 13. Doi:10.7825/2164-6279.1228. Sarma, Deepak. Epistemologies and the Limitations of Philosophical Enquiry: Doctrine in Madhva Vedanta. Routledge. Sarma, Deepak. Introduction to Madhva Vedanta. Ashgate World Philosophies Series. Tatvavada

Juan Son

Juan Carlos Pereda is a Mexican singer and composer of experimental music. He was the vocals of the alternative rock band Porter and collaborated with Simone Pace as the drummer for AEIOU, he performs solo under the pseudonym Juan Son. His musical style is described as "a beautiful concoction of confident lyricism, squeezebox rock, Mexican folk, electronic tinkering, theatrical dance music." Juan Son, born Juan Carlos Pereda in 1984, started his artistic career in 2001 with Nouveau, a Guadalajara rock band. In 2003, at 19, he sailed off to study at the London Center of Contemporary Music, to return one year and become part of Porter; the addition of the singer-songwriter from Guadalajara, México, helped them become one of the most popular groups of the indie rock movement in Mexico. Their EP Donde los ponys pastan, their first album Atemahawke got to 4th place in the top 100 and stayed in the charts for 30 weeks. After a short successful run, the band broke up due to creative differences, Juan Son became a solo act.

He has stated in interviews that being in Porter had become less inspiring to him and he felt restricted as far as the kind of music he was expected to create. His first album, Mermaid Sashimi, won him a Latin Grammy nomination. Mermaid Sashimi not only showcases his ability to sing but his ability as a storyteller as well. Juan Son uses techniques such as sound sampling, voice effects, wordless chanting, writing in three different languages; the vocal effects recreate the imagined sounds of mermaids throughout his recording. According to him, the nature of the English language gives a sense of coldness and practicality, while the Spanish verses add warmth and romance. In 2010, he moved to New York, where he made the acquaintance of many leading figures in music, such as Bjork and Blonde Redhead. After meeting Simone Pace, the drummer for Blonde Redhead, he requested his help on his next album; the result was Space Hymns, a collaboration between the two under the name AEIOU. They went on to perform at the Sonar Festival in Barcelona, Spain in 2011 and the Bicycle Film Festival in Mexico City in 2012.

2009: Latin Grammy nomination: Best Alternative Song for "Nada" 2009: Rock En Exa 2009: Myspace Award Mexico 2007: Pantalla de Cristal 2013: Vive Latino 2013 2012 Bicycle Film Festival Mexico City. 2011: Sonar Barcelona 2010: Amanda Palmer's Late Night Cabaret, New York City 2009: All Tomorrow's Parties curated by The Breeders, England 2009: Sxsw, Texas 2009: Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival, San Francisco, California 2009: Latin Grammy Awards Las Vegas, Nevada 2009: Fontanas, New York City 2008: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, California 2007: Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica 2007, Playa del Carmen, Mexico 2007: Vive Latino 2007 2006: Vive Latino 2006 2005: Vive Latino 2005 2009: Mermaid Sashimi: Wrote 2009: Nada 2008: Daphne, as Porter, Wrote 2008: Host of a Ghost, as Porter, Directed 2007: Espiral, as Porter "Libertades" collaboration with Simon Pace – Single "Abandonado" collaboration with Transgresorcorruptor – Single. " 11:59 P. M." collaboration with Transgresorcorruptor – Single.

Montaña Siento Where are the lyrics Oceania Liberte Flying over the wall Benvenuti 7 Space Hymns, International release not yet scheduled Nos vamos juntos - Un tributo a las canciones de Caifanes y Jaguares – " Ayer me dijo un ave" – single. Mermaid Sashimi Donde los ponys pastan Atemahawke Julieta Venegas – "De Mis Pasos" Unplugged Los Odio! – "I Want You To Want Me" Soundtrack to Rudo y Cursi Natalia Lafourcade – "Look Outside" Hu Hu Hu Juan Son MySpace profile

New College, Swindon

New College is a further and higher education institution, founded in 1983 and located in Swindon, England. New College is one of the largest institutions of its type in the country, with around 3,300 16–18-year olds and 2,500 over–19s enrolled in December 2014. In January 2003, 20 years after formation, there was a rebuild of the main site; the new building had a larger library and computing area, digital darkroom, recording studio, 250 seat theatre, textile labs, more biological and chemical labs and a large Sports Centre. Further extensions were added in 2005 and 2012, the latter being a £10 million investment which increased capacity by a third; the new build included a Student Zone, a STEM zone, a lecture theatre and an extended restaurant. New College is known for its range of courses offered, with 65 A-Level subjects and a selection of vocational courses across Public Services and Beauty, Health Care and Childcare and Leisure, Performing Arts and Art and Photography; the College offers a substantial number of programmes at Level 1 and 2 as well as part-time qualification and leisure courses for adults.

New College runs a football team, New College Academy F. C. which competes in the English football league system. There is a Basketball Academy and a Cycling Performance Academy. Former and current sporting alumni include Shelley Rudman, Laura Halford, Debbie Palmer, Jaime King, Jon Lewis, Matt O'Dowd, Louise Hunt, Anna Mayes. Swindon College Education in Swindon Official website

Libra Tour

The Libra Tour was a concert tour in 2006 by American pop-R&B singer Toni Braxton. The tour, in support of her RIAA gold-selling album Libra, kicked off in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on March 10 and continued through mid-summer. Braxton played to sold-out shows across the US, performing in venues such as theaters, instead of arenas; the tour included a selection of songs from the new album, featured hit songs from Toni Braxton, The Heat and More Than a Woman. Toni's sisters, Tamar Braxton and Trina Braxton, joined the tour as background singers. James Stephens III "Overture" "Please" "Spanish Guitar" "He Wasn't Man Enough" "Take This Ring" "How Many Ways" "You're Makin' Me High" "Suddenly"1 "Shadowless" "Just Be a Man About It" "I Don't Want To" "Love Shoulda Brought You Home" "Seven Whole Days" "Another Sad Love Song" "You Mean the World to Me" "How Could an Angel Break My Heart" "Let It Flow" "Trippin'" "I Wanna Be"Encore"Breathe Again" "Un-Break My Heart"1performed only on selected dates On select dates, as Toni performed one of her signature ballads.

One of the many highlights throughout the show, a rousing ovation from the crowd. Festivals and other miscellaneous performances A Hampton Jazz Festival B Live at the Garden Summer Concert Series C Essence Music Festival