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Craig Smith (ice hockey)

Craig Smith is an American ice hockey player, playing for the Nashville Predators in the NHL. He was selected by the Nashville Predators in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Smith played major junior hockey in the United States Hockey League with the Waterloo Black Hawks, he was named to the USHL First All-Star Team for the 2008–09 season. Smith participated at the 2011 IIHF World Championship as a member of the United States men's national ice hockey team, he went on to play two years for the University of Wisconsin. After coming out of college early, Smith became the first player since Colin Wilson to make the Predators without first playing for the Milwaukee Admirals. On October 7, 2011, Smith scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL game against Steve Mason of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Following the 2014–15 NHL season Smith became a restricted free agent under the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement; the Predators made him a qualifying offer to retain his NHL rights and, on July 5, 2015, Smith filed for Salary Arbitration.

Prior to his scheduled meeting, Smith agreed to terms on a five-year $21.25 million contract extension with the Predators on July 20, 2015. Biographical information and career statistics from, or, or, or, or The Internet Hockey Database

Massey High School

Massey High School is a co-educational state secondary school in Auckland, New Zealand established in 1969. The school is located on the western edge of the city, thus obtaining students from both suburban and rural backgrounds. In 2017 it was rated decile 4. Established in 1969, the school was based at Henderson High School until the buildings on the current site at Don Buck Road were completed in 1970; the school had a rural makeup but as the city of Auckland spread to the west and north the school experienced significant roll growth and an increase in suburban students. In order to accommodate this large roll growth the school had to make use of prefabricated class rooms dotted around the campus; the school was built to the Nelson Two-Storey standard plan, like most New Zealand secondary schools built in the 1960s. The Nelson Two-Storey is characterised by its two-storey H-shaped classroom blocks, with stairwells at each end of the block and a large ground floor toilet and cloak area on one side.

Massey High School has three Nelson Two-Storey blocks. In 2003 the school began a comprehensive campus development programme to bring facilities up to date, opening the Bruce Candy Science Centre, a three-story complex with dedicated specialist labs for physics, chemistry and horticulture. Classroom allocation was streamlined in 2003 to create dedicated buildings for each department, with buildings being dedicated to English, international languages, mathematics and commerce, history; the Science Centre was followed in 2004 by the Jack Adam Gymnasium, as well as a refurbished swimming pool and athletics complex. A new technology building was completed in 2005 offering specially designed rooms for wood and metal technologies as well as automotive studies. In July 2008 MHS was the venue for the launching of the Ministry of Health's Food and Beverage Classification System for New Zealand schools and early childhood education. In the same year the school celebrated its 40th anniversary. Honored with a Massey High School Alumni Award were Jack Adam, Dr Robert Dunlop, Professor Paul Moon, Brigadier Timothy Keating, Linda Vagana and Philippa Boyens.

In 2009 the Uniform Committee made up of representatives from staff, students and the Board of Trustees approved a newly redesigned uniform with a change from polo shirts to button tops and a black woolen jersey. A new Performing Arts Centre was opened in 2011 and was named the Bruce Ritchie Performing Arts Centre after the principal of many years. In December 2014, Bruce Ritchie retired from his role as Principal of Massey High School. From 2015, Glen Denham became the new Principal. List of Massey High School Principals: 1. Jack Adam 2. Owen Hoskin 3. Bruce Ritchie MNZM 4. Glen Denham Massey High School's ethnic makeup is one of the most diverse in New Zealand, with over twenty languages spoken by the school's students; as of 2014 the school's ethnic composition was as follows: NZ European 45% Maori 22% Samoan 10% Korean 3% Tongan 3% Tuvaluan 3% Cook Island Māori 3% Indian 2% Chinese 4% Niue 1% other 4% In 2005 the school introduced a bilingual unit with instruction taught in both English and Te Reo Maori.

Subjects are studied with a Maori focus. The programme is restricted to select students who must meet academic requirements, regardless of ethnic background; the school launched the programme in response to what has been perceived as huge needs, opportunities and a growing demand in the public and private sector of New Zealand for students who are equipped with bicultural skills through a comprehensive education in Te Reo Maori. The school has around 50 full-time international students, markets itself overseas to prospective students. Tuition fees for international students are NZ$3,500 per term if studying less than a year, or NZ$12,000 for a full year's tuition; the school assists with accommodation and travel to and from Auckland Airport. Prior to 2017, the Massey High placed students into one of five schools, each named for a West Auckland beach. However, beginning in 2017 the school implemented a new four-House system; the management team oversees the general day-to-day running of the school.

Principal: Mr G DenhamAssociate Principal: Mr M JonesDeputy Principals: Mr J Tinling, Mrs P Cranston In 2007 Sam Jackson was chosen to represent John Key for the opposition National Party at the New Zealand Youth Parliament with Daisy Hunter chosen to represent Labour MP, Lynne Pillay. Joanna Kenerley was awarded first in Accounting Scholarship for New Zealand in 2009. In 2008 former head boy and Dux Harry Aitken was awarded a NZ Education and Scholarship Trust Scholarship for NCEA exam success. In 2010 Jai Min Choi and Lujia Xu were selected to represent the New Zealand Chemistry Olympiad Team to compete in the 42nd International Olympiad to be held in Tokyo. Massey High School runs an annual theatrical production. Past shows have included'The Wizard of Oz','Bugsy Malone','Fame','Cabaret','Jesus Christ Superstar','Grease' and'Return to the Forbidden Planet'; the school runs an annual Arts Week, in which students and the community are encouraged to participate in the arts. Arts Weeks features daily events including theatrical shows and orchestral performances, musical performances by student bands, an art exhibition.

Arts Week concludes with the yearly talent quest known as Showcase. The annual Massey Fashion Show takes place a few weeks and showcases student designers and models. Media Studies is a growing subject at Massey and students are invited to create short films for screening at the annual Moscars Film Festival. At the sc

March of the Family with God for Liberty

The March of the Family with God for Liberty was a series of public demonstrations in Brazil. The first march was held in São Paulo on March 19, 1964 to coincide with St Joseph's Day — the patron saint of the family — and attracted an estimated 300,000 to 500,000 attendees; the march was sparked by a speech by President João Goulart in Rio de Janeiro on March 13 where he called for political reforms including rent control, wealth tax, expropriation of land within a ten-kilometer stretch of roads and dams, the nationalization of oil refineries, among other reforms. In the context of the Cold War and the polarization between the United States and the Soviet Union, these ideas were seen as a step towards the implementation of a socialist dictatorship that prompted Catholic women to organize the march at Praça da Sé in São Paulo, parallel marches elsewhere; the marchers expressed strong opposition to his reformist agenda. The march was a precursor to the Brazilian coup d'état, seen as a declaration of support for a coup against Goulart.

In 2014, commemorative marches were held in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in support of the 1964 marches, the latter attracting around 150 attendees and around 50 counter-demonstrators

Six Shooter Records

Six Shooter Records is an independent record label based in Toronto, Canada, that uses an artist-centric business model, focusing on art before commerce combined with extensive touring. Six Shooter Records was founded in 2000 by Shauna de Cartier; the mission statement of the company is. In addition to production and sales of music, the company is involved in artist management, festival production, concert promotion and song publishing; the management arm of the company is run by partner Helen Britton. Notable festivals include the Sleepwalker Guitar Festival. Several releases on Six Shooter Records have received awards and critical acclaim from music critics, including music from Canadian folk rock band Whitehorse, Canadian experimental vocalist Tanya Tagaq, Americana band The Deep Dark Woods, country artist Whitney Rose. Six Shooter Records is distributed by Universal Music in Canada, by Thirty Tigers and The Orchard outside of Canada. List of record labels Six Shooter Records official website


Hatana Island is considered the most sacred or "ha'a" islet of the Rotuma Group, Fiji featuring in various Rotuman Creation myths. The island's potency is connected to the supposed "founder" of Raho. Legend maintains that Raho, a Samoan chief, after fleeing his home island, “planted” the island of Rotuma with two baskets of sand, was subsequently tricked out of his newfound paradise by a Tongan chief named Tokaniua. In a fit of pique, Raho climbed up Rotuma’s old volcano and dug a stick into its peak, the dirt flying off becoming the surrounding islets of Haf'liua, Hafhaveiaglolo and the Haua islands. Thus, Raho left the main island of Rotuma and made his home on the island of Hatana, with a bevy of maidens, he is presumed to have died there, given that there is a site on the island referred to as his burial place. There remain two small boulders, said to resemble two crouching figures, marking the burial places of the ‘sau he rua’, Tuimanuka and Famafu. Around these stand 27 smaller rocks in a circle symbolising the 27 "sa'sina" whose deaths were mandated upon the death of the King to attend to him in the after world.

There is a small ‘umefe’ upon which people have left gifts of garlands, coins and any other offering deemed precious enough to appease the God-King and warrant safe passage on the return voyage. Accessing the island of Hatana is a complicated process, its landowners are the people of the village of Losa on the mainland, hence no one is allowed to land on the island without the permission of the Losa people, must travel with a Losa villager in their party. Groups go to collect seabirds or their eggs, delicacies made all the more remarkable by the difficulty in process to procure them. However, groups do go on day trips to visit the burial place of Raho, picnic on the island; the island is surrounded by a perimeter of high reef that boats cannot breach, meaning that to reach the island, travellers must disembark from their vessels at the edge of the reef and either swim or run along the coral to the land at a distance of around 50 metres. This requires careful timing: should one embark on the run or swim at the wrong moment, they can find themselves struck against the reef or a rock by the large waves that pound against the sides of the island.

Once on the island, given its sacred, taboo or ha’a status, there are various prohibitions which people cannot contravene. For example, visitors must not defile the island by relieving themselves on the land, must do so into the sea. Any physical or verbal act of insult, directed to the burial site, the ancestors associated with it or the people of Losa can cause the seas to become quite rough, groups have been recorded as being stranded on the island for up to several days, until actions were taken to pacify the angry spirits. Inia, Elisapeti, 2002, Kato’aga: Rotuman Ceremonies, IPS, Fiji Islands Parke, A. 2002, Seksek'E Hatana/Strolling on Hatana: Traditions of Rotuma and its Dependencies, IPS, Fiji

Povilas ÄŒukinas

Povilas Čukinas is a Lithuanian professional basketball player. Born in Trakai, Čukinas started his career in LKAL's Puntukas Anykščiai, he moved to Alita Alytus of LKL. Although the player's statistics were not impressive, then-LKL champion BC Lietuvos Rytas signed a long-term contract with the young forward. Čukinas was used sparingly. His best season was the 2003-04 season. During the 2006-07 season, Čukinas was loaned to Bundesliga's EnBW Ludwigsburg, he became one of the key players there. He was invited to play for Serie A's Tisettanta Cantù. On 24 September 2008 Barons LMT invited Čukinas into the team but he was waived only after a month of playing. Čukinas finished the season with BC Budivelnik. On 25 August 2009 he signed a one-year contract with Žalgiris Kaunas. On 17 September 2010 he was loaned to Aisčiai Kaunas. On 1 November 2011 he signed a one-year contract with Walter Tigers Tübingen. Since 9 October 2012 he has been playing for BC Prienai. In 2012, he signed with Sanaye Petrochimi Mahshahr BC