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Bryanston School

Bryanston School is a co-educational independent school for day and boarding pupils, located next to the village of Bryanston, near the town of Blandford Forum, in Dorset in South West England. It was founded in 1928, it occupies a palatial country house designed and built in 1889–94 by Richard Norman Shaw, the champion of a renewed academic tradition, for Viscount Portman, the owner of large tracts in the West End of London, in the early version of neo-Georgian style that Sir Edwin Lutyens called "Wrenaissance", to replace an earlier house, is set in 400 acres. Bryanston is a member of Headmistresses' Conference and the Eton Group, it has a reputation as a artistic school using some ideas of the Dalton Plan. Bryanston was founded in 1928 by a young schoolmaster from Australia named J. G. Jeffreys. Armed only with his confidence and enthusiasm, he gained financial support for the school during a period of severe economic instability with financial backing from Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 9th Earl of Shaftesbury, he paid £35,000 for the Bryanston House and its 450 acres of immediate grounds.

The school occupies a palatial country house designed and built in 1889–1894 by Richard Norman Shaw and modelled on the chateau at Menars in the Loire valley. Shaw designed the house for Viscount Portman to replace an earlier one; the building and estate was the biggest in Dorset and the last of the grand stately homes to be built in England. The home had been occupied by the Portman family for 30 years at the time of its sale, death duties made it impossible for the 4th Lord Portman to hold on to his family estate. There were 23 boys of various ages in the first term. Jeffreys innovated whilst respecting good traditions, reflected in his choice of school motto, Et Nova Et Vetera, his was the first English school to adopt the Dalton Plan, its combination of the new and the old being of particular appeal. The system was flexible enough to offer a combination of lessons in the classroom and time for assignment work in subject rooms, which gave the students freedom to decide which pieces of academic work to focus their attention.

Students are required to keep a daily record on a chart showing their use of working and leisure time, meeting with their tutors on a weekly basis to ensure effective monitoring of their progress. The school opened on 24 January 1928 with seven members of staff. In 2004, the school had 80 teachers. During the mid-1930s, Bryanston School was the location of Anglo-German youth camps where the Hitler Youth and Boy Scouts tried to develop links; the Don Potter Art School opened in 1997. Bryanston is a member of Headmistresses' Conference and the Eton Group, it has a reputation as a artistic school. The principles of the Dalton Plan are still in place today and remain central to the school’s success. In 2005, the school was one of fifty of the country's leading independent schools which were found guilty of running an illegal price-fixing cartel. In 2014, the school opened a new music building, the Tom Wheare Music School, designed by Hopkins Architects and named after a headteacher of Bryanston; the 300-seat concert hall was named after conductor Sir Mark Elder, a former pupil.

The interior of the building won a 2015 Wood Award. Allan Beechwood Cranborne Connaught Dorset Greenleaves Harthan Hunter Portman Purbeck Salisbury Shaftesbury J. G. Jeffreys Thorold Coade Robson Fisher Rev. David Jones Bob Allan Tom Wheare Sarah Thomas – first female head of Bryanston. Mark Mortimer Alumni of the school are known as Old Bryanstonians. "The Society exists to further the cause of Bryanston in the broadest possible sense. It aims to bring together the whole Bryanston family through social and sporting events." The school estate has Europe's tallest London Plane tree. Each year, the JACT Ancient Greek Summer School is held at Bryanston; the school hosts the annual Dorset Opera Festival, which combines amateur and professional performers. Operas are staged at the conclusion of a two-week summer school. List of independent schools in the United Kingdom Canford School, a boarding school in Dorset Don Potter, sculptor and teacher at the school 1940–1984 R. Norman Shaw, architect of the main building The Coade Hall, a theatre at the school The Burning Bow, Thorold F. Coade.

London: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 0-04-370001-2. Bryanston Reflections: Et nova et vetera, Angela Holdsworth. London: Third Millennium Publishing. ISBN 1-903942-38-1. Bryanston School website UK Schools Guide entry at Independent Schools Inspectorate report, 2007 at the Wayback Machine Dorset Life article on the history of the school building Leading sculptors mark school's 75th birthday, The Guardian, 2 June 2003

Jai Chiranjeeva

Jai Chiranjeeva is a 2005 Tollywood action film directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar and produced by Vyjayanthi Movies; the movie stars Chiranjeevi, Sameera Reddy, Bhumika Chawla, Arbaaz Khan. The film was dubbed into Tamil as Bajrang and Deva respectively, it was remade in Bengali as Ziddi Mama starring Shakib Apu Biswas. The film's climax was shot at Los Angeles and one of the songs at Las Vegas strip; the film's music was composed by Mani Sharma with editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao. The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics. Sathyanarayan Murthy is a rough but kind man who lives in Amalapuram with his niece Lavanya, mother and brother-in-law. Sathya and Lavanya are the best of friends. One day, Lavanya dies. Sathya finds out that she has been shot by gun dealer Pasupathi, who lives in Los Angeles, he wants to go the US to avenge Lavanya's death but could not get a permanent visa as he was uneducated. He falls in love with Shailaja but marries Neelima as she was a green card holder.

He goes to LA with Neelu and kills Pasupathi. The film has six songs composed by Mani Sharma; the soundtrack was released on 14 November 2005. The DVD of Jai Chiranjeeva was released by KAD Entertainment on 07-02-2006 Director: K. Vijaya Bhaskar Screenplay: K. Vijaya Bhaskar Story: Trivikram Srinivas Dialogue: Trivikram srinivas Producer: C. Ashwani Dutt Music: Mani Sharma Art director: Anand Sai Cinematography: Venu Gopal Costumes: K. Sushmita Choreography: Chinni Prakash, Raghava Lawrence, Raju Sundaram, Brinda Stunts: Vijay, Allan Amin Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao Jai Chiranjeeva on IMDb

Statis Pro Baseball

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The set included a rectangular game board, which resembled a baseball diamond. Around the diamond were arrayed spots to place the stack of cards for the batters and pitchers for each team. There were several cards which allowed results from bunting, base stealing, extra bases, etc. to be determined. To facilitate play, a large deck of 98 cards with random results was used; these were called Fast Action Cards, were used instead of dice, which many similar games utilized. Each card had four results—two per side, one right-side up, one upside-down—which increased the possible number of results; the random numbers utilized an octal system and ran from 11–88, excluding numbers ending in 9 or 0, for a total of 64 numbers. The cards contained further information used for gameplay. Additionally, the game included "out" sheets to enable the player to determine how outs were made during a particular at-bat. Tracking play was done with scorecards, similar to those used to track the results of a real Major League game, but with additional spaces for information necessary for the game.

Batter cards contained the following information: Name Games by position Error Rating, by position: E0 through E10 Throwing Rating: TA through TC for catchers. A metal spinner was affixed to the center of the square. Play was incorporated by rolling the dice to get a number between 2–12 which would determine if the play result would come from the pitchers card or the batters card; the spinner would be spun and the resulting number or other occurrence would give the play result. Much like a real game, a game of Statis Pro Baseball would begin by choosing teams and line-ups; this could be done with two players, each managing a different team, or with one player managing both. In order to simulate a real season, each player card indicated which positions a players was allowed to play, for how many games during a full season; each at-bat was simulated the same way. First, a Fast Action Card would be drawn to determine a PB number, from 2 to 12; this would be compared to the PB rating on the pitcher's card, which ranged from 2–5 for bad pitchers to 2–9 for great pitchers.

If the PB number was "in range", a new FAC would be drawn, the random number would be compared to the pitcher's card to determine the result of the at-bat. If the PB number was "out of range", the resu

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When the Roses Bloom Again

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