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Denbigh High School, Luton

Denbigh High School is an academy school in Luton, England. Colin Townsend was Headteacher, following Dame Yasmin Bevan's retirement as Executive Principal and Headteacher at the end of 2014. Donna Neely-Hayes, as acting Headteacher, followed Townsend's departure to University of Birmingham School in late 2018; the school has 1120 students between the ages of 11 and 16 and the school became an academy in 1911 Its partner school, Challney High School for Boys became a National Teaching School in July 2011 and Denbigh High School is their strategic partner. As their partner and a lead member of the Challenge Partnership Denbigh High School plays a significant role in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and headteachers from across the UK. Denbigh High School is an NCSL Leadership Development School and through this work it helps to develop future leaders. Before becoming an academy, the school was designated a specialist sports college in 2005, with this came a major upgrade to many of the school's facilities including a new sports hall, dance studio and artificial turf football pitch.

Denbigh High School has a wide range of sporting facilities which are open to the local community in the evening and at weekends. Denbigh High School won the'TES Secondary School of the Year Award' in 2009 and became an academy in 2010 as well as becoming a strategic partner of Chiltern Teaching School Alliance, with Challney High School for Boys. In 2013, Denbigh High School became part of The Chiltern Learning Trust, a multi-academy trust comprising Denbigh High School, Challney High School for Boys and Dallow Primary School; the Trust is led by a Board of Trustees which consists of representatives from all three schools with Adrian Rogers as Chief Executive. Each school has its own local governing body. Denbigh High is to not be confused in Wales; as of circa 2012, 76% of Denbigh students identified as being Bangladeshi British and/or Pakistani British, 79% of the students were Muslim. Circa 2012 Anastasia Vakulenko, the author of Islamic Veiling in Legal Discourse, wrote that Denbigh High "was considered to be a multicultural success story, as it had transformed from an underachieving school into one of the best in the region within years."

Denbigh High consulted mosques in developing its uniform policy. Girls who are Muslim and Hindu may wear salwar kameez, since 1993 the school has permitted girls to wear Islamic headscarves after it received requests to do so; the salwar kameez at Denbigh High is worn with elements of traditional British school uniforms. Vakulenko wrote that the press and judges had praised the uniform policy, believing it to be "inclusive" and "thoughtful", that the policy "was believed to satisfy most pupils and their parents". There was a lawsuit over "excluding" a student, Shabina Begum, who refused to wear the school uniform, instead opting for jilbab, an Islamic dress, different from the salwar kameez; the House of Lords ruled in the school's favour. Http://www.denbighhigh.luton.sch.uk

Counties Manukau District Health Board

The Counties Manukau District Health Board is a district health board with the focus on providing healthcare to the Counties Manukau area in southern Auckland, New Zealand. As of 2016, it is responsible for 534,750 residents. Middlemore Hospital is the largest facility under the management of CM Health, however they manage multiple other facilities, which include Kidz First Children's Hospital, the Manukau Surgery Centre, Pukekohe Hospital, Franklin Memorial Hospital, Botany Downs Maternity Unit and Papakura Maternity Unit as well as dedicated mental health and rehabilitation units. There are specialised smaller scale health centres referred to as SuperClinics, they are, Manukau SuperClinic and Botany SuperClinic. CM Health is divided into four divisions, Otara-Mangere, Manukau and Eastern; these divisions are called Localities. Franklin is the largest locality in CM Health and has a population of around 70,000 representing 14% of the CM population; the population of Franklin Locality is a European majority locality with only 27% of the population not being European.

Otara-Mangere is the smallest locality under CM Health and accounts for 32% of the CM population at around 166,500. Of the population 110,000 are registered with a doctors practice, 68,000 in Mangere and 42,000 in Otara. Included in the Otara-Mangere Locality is the northern portion of Papatoetoe as well as a small portion of Otahuhu; the population of the Otara-Mangere Locality is 65% Pacific Islander, 20% Maori, 8% European, 7% other. The Eastern Locality geographical area includes urban areas of Howick, Dannemora, East Tamaki and Flat Bush and extends to the rural areas of Beachlands, Clevedon, Kawakawa Bay and Orere Point. With a population of 145,000, Eastern Locality holds around 28.5% of the CM Population. Of this 28.5%, 114,000 or 24% of CM Health's population are registered with a general practice within the Eastern Locality. The Easter Locality has the oldest age average of CM Health's jurisdiction with over 16,000 residents over the age of 65; the majority of Eastern Locality is persons of Chinese and/or Indian descent.

Manukau Locality is the largest by population with 35% representing 187,000 people. Manukau has the largest concentration of people representing 56% of CM Health's total Maori, 37% of its total Pacific population, 53% of its total Indian population, 24% of Other populations. Elections for the board are held every three years. There are four appointed members.

Fernando Valenzuela

Fernando Valenzuela Anguamea is a Mexican former professional baseball pitcher. Valenzuela played 17 Major League Baseball seasons, from 1980 to 1991 and 1993 to 1997. While he played for six MLB teams, he is best remembered for his time with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Valenzuela threw left-handed, his career highlights include a win-loss record of 173–153, with an earned run average of 3.54. Valenzuela was notable for his unorthodox windup and for being one of a small number of pitchers who threw a screwball regularly. Never a hard thrower, the Dodgers felt he needed another pitch. Valenzuela was signed by the Dodgers on July 6, 1979, he made his debut late in the 1980 season. In 1981, in what came to be called "Fernandomania," Valenzuela rose from relative obscurity to achieve super-stardom, he won his first eight starts. Valenzuela finished with a record of 13–7 and had a 2.48 ERA. He became the first, to date, the only player to win both Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards in the same season.

Valenzuela had the best period of his career from 1981 to 1986. He was named a National League All-Star in each season and won a major league-leading 21 games in 1986, although Mike Scott of the Houston Astros narrowly beat him out in the Cy Young Award voting. Valenzuela was known as one of the better hitting pitchers of his era, he had ten career home runs and was used by Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda as a pinch-hitter. However, for the remainder of Valenzuela’s Dodgers career, his pitching efforts were rendered less effective due to nagging shoulder problems, he was on the Dodgers’ 1988 World Series championship team, but he did not play in the postseason because of his ailing shoulder. On June 29, 1990, Valenzuela threw his only MLB no-hitter, pitching at Dodger Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals, a 6–0 victory. Despite having shown flashes of his former self, he was unceremoniously released by the Dodgers just prior to the 1991 season; the remainder of his big league career was spent with the California Angels, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals.

Valenzuela retired from baseball after the 1997 season. In 2003, he returned to the Dodgers as a broadcaster. In 2015, he became a naturalized American citizen. Fernando Valenzuela, the youngest of twelve children, was born in Etchohuaquila, a small town within the municipality of Navojoa in the state of Sonora, Mexico, his birth date is listed as November 1, 1960, but during his rookie season in 1981, several commentators questioned his age, guessing him to be older than twenty. In 1977, Valenzuela began his professional baseball career. A year he was sent to the Guanajuato Tuzos of the Mexican Central League, posting a 5–6 record with a 2.23 ERA. The following year, the Mexican Central League was absorbed into the expanded Liga Mexicana de Beisbol, automatically elevating 18-year-old Valenzuela to the Triple-A level. Pitching for the Leones de Yucatán that year, Valenzuela went 10–12 with a 2.49 ERA and 141 strikeouts. A number of MLB teams scouted Valenzuela during this time. Los Angeles Dodgers scout Mike Brito had gone to a game in Mexico to evaluate a shortstop named Ali Uscanga.

Valenzuela threw three balls to Uscanga to fall behind in the count and threw three straight strikes to strike out the batter. Brito said that at that point, he "forgot all about the shortstop." The Dodgers gambled on the young lefty, buying out his Liga contract on July 6, 1979, for $120,000. After acquiring Valenzuela in the summer of 1979, the Dodgers assigned him to the Lodi Dodgers of the High-A level California League where he posted a 1–2 record and a 1.13 earned run average in limited action. The Dodgers felt that Valenzuela needed to learn to throw an off-speed pitch, so they had Dodgers pitcher Bobby Castillo teach him to throw the screwball before the 1980 season. In 1980 Valenzuela was promoted to the Double-A level San Antonio Dodgers. There Valenzuela led the Texas League with 162 strikeouts, finishing the season with a 13–9 win-loss record and a 3.10 ERA. Valenzuela was called up to the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen in September 1980. In the last month of the season, Valenzuela helped the Dodgers to a tie with the Houston Astros for the National League Western Division lead, pitching 17​2⁄3 scoreless innings of relief over the course of ten games, during which he earned two wins and a save.

However, the Dodgers lost a one-game playoff—and thus, the division championship—to the Astros. The following season, Valenzuela was named the Opening Day starter as a rookie after Jerry Reuss was injured 24 hours before his scheduled start, Burt Hooton was not ready to fill in. Valenzuela shut out the Houston Astros 2–0, he started the season 8–0 with five shutouts and an ERA of 0.50. In addition to his dominance on the mound, Valenzuela's unusual and flamboyant pitching motion—including a glance skyward at the apex of each wind-up—drew attention of its own, it was a habit. An instant media icon, Valenzuela drew large crowds from Los Angeles' Latino community every time he pitched and triggered high demand across the country for his rookie 1981 Topps and Fleer baseball cards; the craze surrounding Valenzuela came to be known as "Fernandomania." During his warm-up routine at Dodger Stadium, the PA system would play ABBA's 1976 hit song Fernando. He became the first player to win the Rooki

South West Isle (Tasmania)

The South West Isle, part of the Kent Group, is an unpopulated 19.09-hectare granite island, located in the Bass Strait, lying off the north-east coast of Tasmania, between the Furneaux Group and Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, Australia. The island has a peak elevation of 120 metres and is contained within the Kent Group National Park, Tasmania's northernmost national park, gazetted in 2002. Recorded breeding seabird and waterbird species include little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, fairy prion, common diving-petrel, Pacific gull, silver gull, sooty oystercatcher and Cape Barren goose. Reptiles present are Bougainville's skink and White's skink. List of islands of Tasmania Protected areas of Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. "Kent Group National Park Management Plan 2005". Department of Tourism, Parks and the Arts. Hobart: Tasmanian Government. ISBN 0-9751743-4-7

Chicago and Northern District Association of Colored Women's Clubs

The Chicago and Northern District Association of Colored Women's Clubs was a woman's club formed in 1906 under the name the City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs. Its member clubs belonged to the Illinois Federation of Colored Women's Clubs. Mrs. Cordelia West contacted women's club presidents in Chicago to join together to work more to solve the problems facing the African-American community, its motto was "From Possibilities to Realities" and Cordelia West served as the first president. The original clubs were: In 1921, during the presidency of Irene Goines the City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs was incorporated under the name the Chicago and Northern District Association of Colored Women's Clubs. Sadie L. Adams was elected in that year as the president and served until 1933. Along with the new name came increased membership, establishment of a club house, the creation of a home for dependent children. Presidents of the CFCWC include Annie Peyton, Fannie Turner, Therese G. Macon, Clara Johnson, Jessie Johnson, Martha Walton.

The club celebrated its golden jubilee in 1956 and its diamond jubilee in 1981. The Story of Seventy-five Years of the Chicago and Northern District Association of Club Women, Inc. 1906-1981 was first published in 1956 reprinted in 1981. Toward a Tenderer Humanity and a Nobler Womanhood: African American Women's Clubs in Turn-Of-The-Century Chicago

Cluster diagram

A Cluster diagram or clustering diagram is a general type of diagram, which represents some kind of cluster. A cluster in general is a bunch of several discrete items that are close to each other; the cluster diagram figures a cluster, such as a network diagram figures a network, a flow diagram a process or movement of objects, a tree diagram an abstract tree. But all these diagrams can be considered interconnected: A network diagram can be seen as a special orderly arranged kind of cluster diagram. A cluster diagram is a mesh kind of network diagram. A flow diagram can be seen as a line type of network diagram, a tree diagram a tree type of network diagram. Specific types of cluster diagrams are: In architecture a comparison diagram is sometimes called a cluster diagram. In astronomy diagrams of star clusters, galaxy clusters or globular clusters. In brainstorming a cluster diagrams is called cloud diagram, they can be considered "are a type of non-linear graphic organizer that can help to systematize the generation of ideas based upon a central topic.

Using this type of diagram... can more brainstorm a theme, associate about an idea, or explore a new subject". The term cluster diagrams is sometimes used as synonym of mind maps". In computer science more complex diagrams of computer networks, computer architecture, file systems and internet can be considered cluster diagrams. In information visualization specific visual representation of large-scale collections of non-numerical information are sometimes drawn in the shape of a cluster diagram. In quantum field theory for example, according to Crawford, the called coupled cluster diagram is a "simple diagrammatic formalism popularized by Kucharski and Bartlett by which one may construct the coupled cluster energy and amplitude equations far more than by direct application of Wick's theorem". In the Unified Modeling Language all structure diagrams can be considered cluster diagrams; these structure diagrams emphasize. UML encounters here the Class diagram, Component diagram, Composite structure diagram, Deployment diagram, Object diagram, the Package diagram.

Cluster graph Lee E. Brasseur. Visualizing technical information: a cultural critique. Amityville, N. Y: Baywood Pub. ISBN 0-89503-240-6. M. Dale and J. Moon. "Statistical tests on two characteristics of the shapes of cluster diagrams". in: Journal of Classification, 1988, vol. 5, issue 1, pages 21–38. Robert E. Horn. Visual Language: Global Communication for the 21st Century. MacroVU Press. Cluster diagram at cap.nsw.edu.au City of London Skyscraper Cluster Diagram