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Moline High School

Moline High School is a public four-year high school located in Moline, Illinois, a city in Rock Island County, in the Midwest area of the United States. The school is the only public high school in the city of Moline, is part of Moline/Coal Valley School District #40. After the founding of the Moline Board of Education, Moline High School took the form of a two-room schoolhouse, it was replaced with Central/Washington school, which housed grades 1-13, after its building completion in 1873. This, of course, was notably larger. Still getting progressively more spacious, a building nicknamed "the Castle" by passing travelers on the Mississippi became the new Moline High School in 1894, its moniker referred to the architectural style which took a departure from the basic rectangular designs. It became "Central Grammar", an eighth-grade school. Central was used as an annex for the high school on the same land, as that became less necessary, Moline Community College occupied rooms; the basement was used as a recreational center.

The most recent facility was built on the Avenue of the Cities. In close proximity to the former middle school, Calvin Coolidge, the Roosevelt elementary school, the 1958 building is the most developed, it was built at a cost of about $4 million. One of the more striking designs featuring outer walls made nearly from glass, it introduced protruding wings which provided for spacious classrooms and subject specialization; the large property allowed the architects to spread out the design, with one hallway stretching over 800 feet long. Despite its three-floor-section and countless classrooms, in 1968, a new J-wing and West gym were constructed to compensate for the over-population, it contains about 2,400 students from the combined Moline and Coal Valley areas as well as many teachers from the main Quad Cities area. Moline High School has various musical ensembles including Freshman Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, Concert Choir, A Capella Choir, Freshman Chorus, Treble Chorus, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band, Chamber Orchestra.

In May 2017, it was announced that a $7 million grant from the Robert E. Bartlett Family Foundation would be given to the high school to fund a new performing arts center, it was revealed that the school district would pitch in $3 million more raised from local sales tax. In March 2019, the Bartlett Performing Arts Center opened to the public. Softball has been an official sport in Illinois since 1976, Moline has won the state title six times —putting them in second place in the number of state softball titles, behind leader Casey Westfield which has seven titles. Moline is one of five schools. In the 2005–06 season, Moline won more games than any other school in the history of the state of Illinois without posting a loss, compiling a record, winning the girls' AA state title. Bonnie Bartlett: television and film actress Louis Bellson: jazz drummer Ken Berry: actor Don Carothers: football player Brad Cresswell: radio broadcaster and opera singer Acie Earl: professional basketball player, Boston Celtics Mickey Erickson: professional football player, Chicago Cardinals and Boston Braves Brad Hopkins: professional football player, Tennessee Titans Jim Jamieson: professional golfer Steve Kuberski: professional basketball player, Boston Celtics Dayton Moore: Kansas City Royals General Manager Stephen Norton: Drummer for Louden Swain Tom Railsback: U.

S. Congressman from 1967–83 Jeremy Schoemaker: internet entrepreneur Donald K. Sundquist: former governor of Tennessee Illinois High School Association

Solomonic dynasty

The Solomonic dynasty known as the House of Solomon, is the former ruling Imperial House of the Ethiopian Empire. The dynasty's members claim the Queen of Sheba. Tradition asserts that the Queen gave birth to Menelik I after her biblically described visit to Solomon in Jerusalem. In 1270, the Zagwe dynasty of Ethiopia was overthrown by Yekuno Amlak, who claimed descent from Solomon and reinitiated the Solomonic era of Ethiopia; the dynasty would last until 1974, ended by a coup d'état and deposition of the emperor Haile Selassie. The Solomonic dynasty was a bastion of Judaism and of Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, it is claimed that this dynasty ruled Ethiopia as early as the 10th century BC, although there is no historical evidence to support this claim. Records of the dynasty's history were maintained by the Ethiopian Orthodox monasteries to near antiquity. Yekuno Amlak, an Amhara prince from the old province Bet Amhara, re-established the dynasty, tracing his ancestry to the last Solomonic King of Axum, Dil Na'od.

The Dynasty re-established itself on 10 Nehasé 1262 EC when Yekuno Amlak overthrew the last ruler of the Zagwe dynasty. Yekuno Amlak claimed direct male line descent from the old Axumite royal house that the Zagwes had replaced on the throne. Menelik II, his daughter Zewditu I, would be the last Ethiopian monarchs who could claim uninterrupted direct male descent from Solomon of Israel and the Queen of Sheba; the male line, through the descendants of Menelik's cousin Dejazmatch Taye Gulilat, still existed, but had been pushed aside because of Menelik's personal distaste for this branch of his family. The Solomonic Dynasty continued to rule Ethiopia with few interruptions until 1974, when the last emperor, Haile Selassie I, was deposed; the royal family is non-regnant. Members of the family in Ethiopia at the time of the 1974 revolution were imprisoned. In 1976, ten great grandchildren of Haile Selassie I were extracted from Ethiopia in an undertaking detailed in a book by Jodie Collins titled Code Word: Catherine.

The women of the dynasty were released by the regime from prison in 1989, the men were released in 1990. Several members were allowed to leave the country in mid-1990, the rest left in 1991 upon the fall of the communist régime. Many members of the Imperial family have since returned to live in Ethiopia. During much of the dynasty's existence, its effective realm was the northwestern quadrant of present-day Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Highlands; the Empire expanded and contracted over the centuries, sometimes incorporating parts of modern-day Sudan and South Sudan, coastal areas of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. Southern and eastern regions were permanently incorporated during the last two centuries, some by Shewan kings and some by Emperors Menelik II and Haile Selassie I. In the modern era, the Imperial dynasty has several cadet branches; the elder Gondarine Amhara line, starting with Susenyos in 1606 ended its rule with the fall of the powerless Yohannes III in 1855 and the coming to power of Tewodros II, whose claims of Solomonic descent were never accepted.

Following Tewodros, Wagshum Gobeze claimed the throne linking himself to the last independent Gondare emperors through his mother, Aychesh Tedla, a descendant of Iyasu I, reigned as emperor of Ethiopia with the title Tekle Giorgis II for some years investing in the renovation of churches and monuments in Gondar. Being an heir to the Zagwe throne, his reign was meant to be a unification of both dynasties in the enthronement of a king bearing both lineages. Tekle Giorgis II fought a battle with the Tigrean Claimant Kassai Mercha, the latter, who had retrieved superior weaponry and armament from the British in return for his assistance in the defeat of Tewodros II, would be able to defeat Tekle Giorgis II's army and killing him; the Tigrean line came to power with the enthronement of Yohannes IV in 1872, although this line did not persist on the Imperial throne after the Emperor was killed in battle with the Mahdists in 1889, the heirs of this cadet branch ruled Tigre until the revolution of 1974 toppled the Ethiopian monarchy.

The Tigrean Cadet branch traces its lineage to the main Solomonic line of Emperors through at least two female lines. The more recent link was through Woizero Aster Iyasu; the Shewan line was next on the Imperial throne with the coronation of Menelik II Menelik King of Shewa, in 1889. The Shewan Branch of the Imperial Solomonic dynasty, like the Gondarine line, could trace uninterrupted male line descent from King Yekonu Amlak, though Abeto Negassi Yisaq, the grandson of Dawit II by his youngest son Abeto Yaqob; the direct male line ended with Menelik II –, succeeded first by the son of his daughter Lij Iyasu from 1913 to 1916 by his daughter Zewditu until 1930, by the son


Impartiality is a principle of justice holding that decisions should be based on objective criteria, rather than on the basis of bias, prejudice, or preferring the benefit to one person over another for improper reasons. European Union law refers in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union to: A right to good administration:Every person has the right to have his or her affairs handled impartially and within a reasonable time by the institutions, bodies and agencies of the Union A right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial:Everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal established by law. Developing seven factors are conducive to the attainment of enlightenment: careful observation/attention/monitoring, curiosity/investigation of observed phenomena, effort/exertion/striving, anticipation/rapture, calm/tranquility, immersion/absorption, equanimity/impartiality; the "four sublime states" are benevolence, compassion and impartiality/equanimity, which are claimed to be prerequisite skills for rebirth in a realm of gods, called Brahma realm.

"For there is no partiality with God." —Romans 2:11, New World Translation of the Holy Scripture "But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons." —Colossians 3:25, KJV "My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim that you have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people more than others? For instance, suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, another comes in, poor and dressed in shabby clothes. If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one,'You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor'—well, doesn't this discrimination show that you are guided by wrong motives? Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn't God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren't they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him? And yet, you insult the poor man! Isn't it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court?

Aren't they the ones who slander Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear? Yes indeed, it is good when you obey our Lord's royal command found in the scriptures:'Love your neighbor as yourself', but if you pay special attention to the rich, you are committing a sin, for you are guilty of breaking that law." -- Epistle of James 2:1-9, NLT "But the wisdom is first of all pure. -Epistle of James 3:17, NIV "Truth, O Bharata, as it exists in all the world, is of thirteen kinds. The forms that Truth assumes are impartiality, self-control, modesty, goodness, contemplation, fortitude and abstention from injury."—Truth, The Mahabharata, Santi Parva, Section CLXII. "O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both. So follow not inclination, lest you not be just, and if you distort or refuse indeed Allah is with what you do, Acquainted." Quran 4:135. "O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for Allah, witnesses in justice, do not let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just.

Be just. And fear Allah. Quran 5:8. "You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor." —Leviticus 19:15, English Standard Version "You shall not be partial in judgment. You shall hear the small and the great alike." —Deuteronomy 1:17, ESV "These things belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment." —Book of Proverbs 24:23, KJV Objectivity Gert, Bernard. 1995. "Moral Impartiality." Midwest Studies in Philosophy XX: 102–127. Dworkin, Ronald. 1977. Taking Rights Seriously. Harvard University Press. Occhiogrosso, Peter. "Buddhism," The Joy of Sects: a spirited guide to the world's religious traditions, 1991 p. 84 Impartiality, from Stanford Online Encyclopedia of Philosophy The Bible on impartiality The Quran on impartiality


TYME is an ATM/interbank network in Florida and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It was organized in 1975 by First Wisconsin National Bank, Marshall & Ilsley, Marine Bank of Milwaukee and Midland National Bank and was one of the first shared EFT networks in the country. Residents referred to ATMs as a "TYME machine," which resulted in confusion when Wisconsinites visiting unfamiliar areas would ask the locals where they could find a "time machine"; the TYME network merged with the Pulse network in 2002, took the Pulse brand name in 2004. The combined Pulse/TYME network includes about 81,000 ATMs and 457,000 merchant point-of-sale locations. For the purposes of familiarity, some bank locations retained the former slot for the TYME signage and use a replacement slide with "ATM" rendered in the Neil Bold font used by TYME. ATM usage fees Archived official website Pulse EFT Association Official Website Press Release Announcing Completed Merger

Xi Draconis

Xi Draconis is a double or binary star in the northern circumpolar constellation of Draco. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 3.75. Based upon parallax measurements, it is located at a distance of 112.5 light-years from the Sun. At this distance, the apparent magnitude is diminished by 0.03 from extinction caused by intervening gas and dust. The two components are designated Xi Draconis A and B. Ξ Draconis is the system's Bayer designation. The designations of the two components as Xi Draconis A and B derive from the convention used by the Washington Multiplicity Catalog for multiple star systems, adopted by the International Astronomical Union, it bore the traditional names Grumium. This is a graphic corruption of the Latin Grunnum'snout', as Ptolemy had described this star as being on the jawbone of the dragon. In 2016, the International Astronomical Union organized a Working Group on Star Names to catalogue and standardize proper names for stars; the WGSN decided to attribute proper names to individual stars rather than entire multiple systems.

It approved the name Grumium for the component Xi Draconis A on 12 September 2016 and it is now so included in the List of IAU-approved Star Names. This star was known as Nodus I or Nodus Primus. Along with Beta Draconis, Gamma Draconis, Mu Draconis and Nu Draconis, it was one of Al ʽAwāyd "the Mother Camels", which were known as the Quinque Dromedarii. In Chinese, 天棓, meaning Celestial Flail, refers to an asterism consisting of Xi Draconis, Nu Draconis, Beta Draconis, Gamma Draconis and Iota Herculis; the Chinese name for Xi Draconis itself is 天棓一. USS Grumium was a United States Navy Crater class cargo ship named after the star. Xi Draconis A is of spectral class K2-III; the possible companion, Xi Draconis B, is a 16th magnitude star 316 arcseconds away but, most the pairing is just a line-of-sight coincidence