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Hoboken High School

Hoboken High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades, located in Hoboken, in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the Hoboken Public Schools. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1928. Starting in the 2013-14 school year, the school had operated as a combined junior-senior high school. In 2016-17, the middle school was split off to serve grades seven and eight, with plans to move the middle school to the A. J. Demarest building; as of the 2015-16 school year, when grades seven and eight were included, the school had an enrollment of 672 students and 64.0 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 10.5:1. There were 55 eligible for reduced-cost lunch; the current Hoboken High School was built in 1962. Prior to that time, A. J. Demarest High School, dedicated in the autumn of 1911, served as the city's high school.

When the current high school was built, Demarest became a junior high school serving grades 7 - 9, it is the site of the city's pre-K 3 and pre-K 4 program. Hoboken High School serves grades 9 - 12; the school was the 274th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", using a new ranking methodology. The school had been ranked 298th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 187th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed; the magazine ranked the school 139th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 260th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state; the September 2008 issue of New Jersey Monthly magazine noted Hoboken High School as the second most improved high school in the state, having jumped from 260 in 2006 to 139 in 2008. ranked the school 327th out of 367 public high schools statewide in its 2009-10 rankings which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the language arts literacy and mathematics components of the High School Proficiency Assessment.

In the early 2011 Rachel Grygiel, a Social Studies teacher at HHS, was honored as an "exceptional" secondary school teacher by Princeton University. An alumnus of Georgetown University and St. Peter's Graduate School, Grygiel was recognized along with three other teachers throughout the entire state; as for the 2012-13 school year, the student body of the school is 63.7% Hispanic, 20.4% Black, 14% White and 1.9% Asian. As of the 2011-12 school year, the school began a transition from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program to a program based on Advanced Placement courses. Students are able to select from a variety of classes that would not otherwise be available or to complete advanced coursework beyond what is offered at the high school through the Virtual High School Collaborative. Hoboken High School offers over 24 athletic programs with over 30% student participation; the Hoboken High School Redwings compete in the Hudson County Interscholastic League, which includes private and parochial high schools in Hudson County, operating under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.

With 390 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as North II, Group I for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 73 to 457 students in that grade range. Interscholastic sports offered at the school include:Fall: Football: Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman Boys' Soccer: Varsity, Junior Varsity Girls' Soccer: Varsity, Junior Varsity Girls' Tennis: Varsity, Junior Varsity Girls' Volleyball: Varsity, Junior Varsity Boys' and Girls' Cross Country Track: Varsity Cheerleading: Varsity Strutters: VarsityWinter: Boys' Basketball: Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman Girls' Basketball: Varsity Boys' and Girls' Swimming: Varsity Boys' and Girls' Bowling: Varsity Boys' and Girls' Indoor Track: Varsity Cheerleading: Varsity Strutters: VarsitySpring: Baseball: Varsity, Junior Varsity Softball: Varsity, Junior Varsity Boys' Tennis: Varsity, Junior Varsity Boys' Outdoor Track: Varsity Girls' Outdoor Track: VarsityIn 1924, the boys' basketball team won the Group IV state championship, defeating Trenton Central High School in the tournament final.

The football team won the NJSIAA state sectional championships in North I Group III in 1980, 1994–96 and again in 1998-99, won the sectional title in North II Group I in 2005 and 2012-2013. The 1998 football team won the state sectional title over Wayne Hills High School with a 14-7 win in the tournament final at Giants Stadium; the win was the team's fourth title in five years. From 1995 to 1998, the team went 50-1, their only loss coming in 1997 in overtime against Ramapo High School; the 2005 football team won the North II, Group I state sectional championship with a 21-6 win over Verona High School. The football team won back-to-back North II, Group I state sectional titles, beating Roselle Park High School 39-9 in 2012 and edging Malcolm X Shabazz High School 13-7 in 2013; the softball team won the North II, Group I sectional title in 2007, edging Secaucus High School 8-7 in 14 innings in the tournament final. The baseball team matched the feat, earning the North II, Group I title with a 5-4 win against Lyndhurst High School.

Hoboken High School's Musical Theatre and Drama program began in 1997 with the school's production of The Wiz and has since produced popular shows such as Fiddler On The Roof, Once On This Island, West Side Story, Aida

Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party

Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party is a regional political party in the Indian state of Nagaland. Chingwang Konyak is the president of NDPP; the symbol of the party is a globe. The NDPP was formed by Naga People's Front rebels who supported former Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio, split to form the Democratic Progressive Party. In October 2017, the DPP changed its name to'Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party'. In January 2018, former Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio joined the party after the Naga People's Front broke its ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party for 2018 Nagaland Legislative Assembly election; the NDPP is now in alliance with the BJP. Within the same month, 10 NPF MLAs quit the party and began negotiations with the NDPP. In the 2018 Nagaland Legislative Assembly election, the NDPP won 18 seats with 2,53,090 votes and 25.20% vote share. They came to power in a coalition with the BJP. On 22 September 2018, Imtikumzuk Longkumer, NDPP Member of Nagaland Legislative Assembly from Aonglenden constituency, died.

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Talysarn is a village in the slate quarrying Nantlle Valley in Gwynedd, Wales. It includes some of Llandwrog; the ward had a population of 1,930 at the 2011 census, the built-up area having a population of 1,086. The Welsh language poet Robert Williams Parry was born in 37, Station Road, where a plaque designed by R. L. Gapper commemorates the connection. Other persons connected with the village were Annant, quarryman and bard, Gwilym R. Jones and journalist, Idwal Jones author of the Welsh-language radio series SOS, Galw Gari Tryfan; the 19th century methodist preacher John Jones, Talysarn, is connected with the village, not by birth but because he settled here, becoming a shopkeeper and quarry owner as a sideline to his main vocation. The song "Ciosg Talysarn" by the Welsh folk singer Dafydd Iwan was written after two secret agents were found bugging a public telephone in Talysarn in 1982. Talysarn is covered by a Neighbourhood Policing Team based in the nearby village of Penygroes

Joya's Fun School

Joya's Fun School is a children's television series, produced and broadcast by WPIX-TV in New York City, hosted by Joya Sherrill. After an early iteration with a different title ran in 1970, the series aired weekly from January 3, 1972 until November 27, 1982; the cast included Luther Henderson, Brumsic Brandon Jr. and a bookworm puppet named Seymour. The series featured stories and activities. Host Joya Sherrill would engage viewers in games, craft-making, hobby segments, storytelling. There were comedy skits with the puppet Seymour the Bookworm and manipulated by cartoonist Brumsic Brandon, Jr. a.k.a. Mr. B. B. and songs with musical accompaniment by the show's musical director, Luther Henderson a.k.a. the Professor. The series included informational segments and interviews with guest personalities. In 1969, Joya Sherrill, a former vocalist with Duke Ellington's Jazz Band, suggested to her manager that she was interested in pursuing her own television program. At the time, WPIX-TV in New York City was seeking a woman to host a children's television show.

An initial iteration of the program, Time For Joya, premiered as a Sunday-morning program on March 29, 1970, ran through October 3, 1971. One guest on a 1970 episode was bandleader Duke Ellington, who, in one of his final TV appearances, played music and told stories and jokes. In 1973, the half-hour educational series Joya's Fun School ran Fridays at noon from January 3 to March 30, 1973, by which time it aired at 3 p.m. After a brief hiatus, it returned on Friday, April 20, though it is unclear if the episodes beginning here were new or rerun; the show taped 26 episodes per year for an unspecified duration. It ran through at least Friday, May 22, 1981, in its original noon timeslot, through Friday, October 1, 1982, at 2 p.m. Joya's Fun School ran for a short time on Saturday mornings at 6 a.m. from October 9 to November 27, 1982. After accompanying her husband to Iran in 1976, where he supervised construction of a residential complex, Sherrill produced and hosted a children's television show on one of the national networks, which broadcast in English.

She recalled in 1979, after having returned to the U. S. that in Iran Except for news, they got all their programs from the United States and England. So my live show was a big production. I made projects with the kids. Most of my fans were Iranian. I did English lessons for the Americans and Farsi lessons for the Iranians; some footage is available on YouTube. Joya's Fun School on IMDb

John Held Jr. (mailartist)

John Held Jr. is an American mailartist and performance artist, an active participant in alternative art since 1975 in the fields of rubber stamp art, zine culture, artistamps. He is one of chroniclers of mail art. Vittore Baroni has written of him, "He has been called the James Boswell of mail art and indeed, like the renowned collaborator of writer Samuel Johnson, John Held Jr is the best biographer that postal art has known or might have desired." Held has'done mail art' and maintained a worldwide circle of contacts since 1976. He shows spanning more than three decades, his mail artwork utilizes rubber stamps, artistamps and copy art techniques, he is a noted performance artist. He has traveled extensively to realize individual and collaborative art actions, his many performance pieces include Shadow Project at Hiroshima and Kyoto and Rrose Mutt at the Time of Change Festival in Minden, Germany, he is based in USA, where he directs the Modern Realism Gallery and Archive. He has curated mail art shows and solo exhibitions throughout the world, most notably Stampworks, the first exhibition at the Stempelplaats Gallery, Artistamps in Tartu, Soviet Union, Mail Art at the Palace of Fine Arts, Cuba, Bay Area Dada at Printed Matter in New York City, Peace Island at Jeju Island, South Korea, American Artistamps at the Stendhal Gallery, New York City American Artistamps, BMC to DIY, a Celebration of Black Mountain College Artists at Asheville, North Carolina, USA.

In June 1997 he had a solo exhibition of his mail art work in Guy Bleus' E-Mail Art Archives, Center for Visual Arts in Hasselt, Belgium. He was curator at the Stamp Art Gallery in San Francisco from 1995–1998, produced numerous catalogs and multiples relating to the twentieth century avant-garde in collaboration with director Picasso Gaglione; these years at the Stamp Art Gallery were the subject of the Stendhal Gallery, New York City exhibition, Greetings from Daddaland: Fluxus, Mail Art and Rubber Stamps, curated for Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco "Debris from the Cultural Underground". This show featured memorabilia from the Mailart movement, The Bay Area Dadaists as well as Held's own artwork Curated for Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco "Beat by the Bay" an historical look at San Francisco's 1950's Beat artists and their galleries. In 2013, he co-curated an art exhibition with Andrew McClintock titled Gutai Historical Survey and Contemporary Response at the San Francisco Art Institute's Walter and McBean Galleries.

A play was written about his life titled "With Held" by playwright/actor Jeremy Julian Greco and was performed for several years in the San Francisco area circa 2010-2014. He has written several influential books about mail art including Mail Art: An Annotated Bibliography and Rubber Stamp Art, has contributed to many of the seminal works about mail art and networking published in recent decades, including At a Distance: Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet, Chuck Welch's Eternal Network, A Mail Art Anthology, H. R. Fricker's I am a Networker; as a staff writer for the art magazine SFAQ, he contributed more than fifty feature articles and reviews, including interviews with poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, painter Robert Bechtle, dancer Anna Halprin, as well as Move Your Archive, a four-part series on the importance of archiving and strategies for documenting and preserving various artistic materials. He has authored many magazine articles and catalog essays for mail art and artistamp exhibitions, has played a significant role in the encouragement and reception of mail art and alternative artistic genres within leading cultural institutions and publications throughout the world.

Facets of his collection have been placed at the Getty Research Library and the Museum of Modern Art and his papers are in The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. He has carried out researches, collects and institutionalizes relics and documents of the twentieth century avant-garde, worked for 25 years as an art librarian in New York State and Dallas, Texas. In 1977, he conducted an interview with Ray Johnson, the "Father of Mail Art", has interviewed the other Fluxus related artists, John Cage, Allan Kaprow, he has lectured about mail art and avant-garde publications at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK, at the National Academy of Fine Arts, Czech Republic. His lecture at the State Center of Contemporary Art, Russia accompanied his exhibition of Russian Futurist inspired works at the Mayakovsky State Museum. Art Practical interview with Jr.. Modern Painters review of Greetings from Daddaland Mail Art Encyclopedia - John Held, Jr Ray Johnson interviewed by John Held Jr John Held Jr's Mail Art Hallway on YouTube Museum of Modern Art - Mail Art Periodicals Greetings from Daddaland at the Stendhal Gallery American Artistamps at the Stendhal Gallery