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Iconclass

Iconclass is a specialized library classification designed for art and iconography. It was conceived by Henri van de Waal, was further developed by a group of scholars after his death; the Iconclass system is one of the largest classification system for cultural content and the largest for visual arts content. Designed for historical imagery, it is now used to create subject access to texts and to classify a wide range of images, including modern photography. At the moment it contains over 28,000 unique concepts and has an entry vocabulary of 14,000 keywords. Like the Dewey Decimal Classification system, it has 10 main "divisions" or points of entry, these are: 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art 1 Religion and Magic 2 Nature 3 Human being, Man in general 4 Society, Culture 5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts 6 History 7 Bible 8 Literature 9 Classical Mythology and Ancient HistoryEach division has 9 or 10 subdivisions, so on, it can be consulted with the help of the available Iconclass 2100 browser.

Iconclass was developed in the Netherlands as a standard classification for recording collections, with the idea of assembling huge databases that will allow the retrieval of images featuring particular details, subjects or other common factors. It was developed in the 1970s and was loosely based on the Dewey Decimal System because it was meant to be used in art library card catalogs; the iconclass code represents a concept and objects can be assigned a code indicating that the object depicts that concept. For example, the iconclass code "71H7131" is for the subject of "Bathsheba with David's letter"; the code is built from "7" for bible, "71" for "Old Testament", "71H" the "story of David", "71H7" for "David and Bathsheba", "71H71" for "David observing Bathsheba bathing", "71H713" for "Bathsheba receiving a letter from David". To see all images in the RKDimages database that depict "Bathsheba receiving a letter from David", the associated iconclass code 71H713 can be used as a special search term.

On selecting one of these paintings and viewing its record in RKDimages, the code 71H713 can be seen under two sections. Everyone with an account can add to the iconclass hierarchy; some of these hierarchies are quite detailed, such as for stories of the Old Testament that were popular in the arts during the 17th-century. The problems of using iconclass codes for concepts is. In the previous search example for 71H713 in the RKDimages database, the painting record for Rembrandt's Bathsheba in the Louvre was excluded from the search, because the iconclass code assigned to that painting in the RKDimages database is not 71H713, but 71H7131, searching for that code will result in other images to be returned. A number of collections of different types have been classified using Iconclass, notably many types of old master print, the collections of the Gemäldegalerie and the German Marburger Index; these can be matched to each other through the iconclass "hierarchy of somethings" to the current classification structure of the holder's collection.

Completed iconclass projects are available online, but published on DVD. Ideally however, iconclass coding is never finished, as it is possible to keep adding codes to the system to identify more concepts; the system can be used outside pure art history, though it is most used in museum websites. The content of Iconclass is maintained by the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie; the online Iconclass browser is developed by the Henri van de Waal Foundation. See www.foleorpublishers.com. See R. van Straten, Iconography – Indexing – ICONCLASS. A Handbook, Leiden 1994. Official website MNEMOSYNE, a semantic web company that specializes in all things Iconclass Arkyves, a website showcasing Iconclass as a subject retrieval system

North Wales Weekly News

The North Wales Weekly News is one of a group of newspapers published weekly in Llandudno. The newspaper was first published on 14 February 1889 by local printer Robert Evans Jones as the Weekly News and Visitors’ Chronicle for Colwyn Bay, Llandrillo, Conway and Neighbourhood, a four-page broadsheet which cost 1d. Jones' brother William built a new printworks in 1900 on Conwy Quay, where the Weekly News continued to be published until May 1972 when it moved to new purpose-built premises in Llandudno Junction. In 1988, the Jones family sold the newspaper to Trinity International plc, with Robert Evans Jones' great-nephew remaining chairman of the new board, in 2014 the paper celebrated its 125th anniversary. Related titles cover most of coastal North Wales. Much of the material published is shared between a number of other titles but with the addition of some local material relevant to each specific title. Sister English language titles include: Abergele Visitor Bangor and Anglesey Mail Caernarfon Herald Denbighshire Visitor Flintshire Chronicle Holyhead and Anglesey Mail Rhyl Visitor Wrexham ChronicleThere is one Welsh language paper, Yr Herald.

The papers are owned and managed by Reach plc, who published the Liverpool Daily Post - a Welsh variant of the Daily Post - until that ceased publication in December 2013. North Wales Weekly News

Erhard Eppler

Erhard Eppler was a German Social Democratic politician and founder of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit. He studied English and history in Frankfurt, Bern and Tübingen, achieved a PhD and worked as a teacher, he met Gustav Heinemann in the late 1940s. Eppler was a member of the Bundestag from 1961 to 1976, he was appointed Minister for Economic Cooperation first in 1968 during the grand coalition of Kurt Georg Kiesinger and Willy Brandt, continuing under Chancellor Brandt in 1969 and Chancellor Helmut Schmidt in 1974, when he stepped down. An early thinker on environmental sustainability and peace movements, Eppler was involved in various controversies within his party, he was president of the Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag from 1981 to 1983 and again from 1989 to 1991. Born in Ulm on 9 December 1926, Eppler grew up in Schwäbisch Hall where his father was the headmaster of the local grammar school, his grandfather was pastor at the Ulmer Münster. During World War II, Eppler served from 1943 to 1945 in an anti-aircraft unit.

He passed his Abitur in 1946, studied English and history at the Frankfurt University, in Bern and in Tübingen. In 1951, he completed his PhD with a thesis on Elizabethan tragedy, he worked as a teacher at the Gymnasium in Schwenningen from 1953 until 1961. Eppler became a member of the NSDAP in September 1943, at the age of 16, he spoke of this decision as "stupidity", but said, "It wasn't against my will that I ended up on some list, but I accepted it. Things were like that in those times."While he was studying in Bern at the end of the 1940s, Eppler got to know Gustav Heinemann, one of the founders of the Christian Democratic Union. Heinemann became Minister of the Interior from 1949 to 1950, but left the cabinet, the CDU, together with several other party members who disagreed with Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's policy of complete integration into the Western world. Eppler joined Heinemann's new party, the All-German People's Party, in 1952, but like most members of the GVP, including Heinemann, he changed over to the Social Democratic Party of Germany in 1956.

For most of the time between 1970 and 1991 Eppler belonged to the SPD's National Executive Committee. He chaired an SPD commission on tax reform, from 1973 to 1991 served on a commission for formulating the party's basic values, where he supported opposition to atomic energy. From 1973 to 1981 Eppler was the leader of the regional SPD in Baden-Württemberg, he was the SPD's candidate for the office of minister-president in that state, but his party was defeated by the CDU in two the state elections. Eppler was a member of the Bundestag, the parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany, from 1961 to 1976. On 16 October 1968, Eppler was appointed Minister for Economic Cooperation in the grand coalition government of Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger and Foreign Minister Willy Brandt, he continued in that office when Willy Brandt became Chancellor in 1969, but after his department was subject to severe budget cuts under the following Chancellor, Helmut Schmidt in 1974, he stepped down in protest.

Eppler has always been considered to be an proponent of the left within the SPD. During Gerhard Schröder's second term as Chancellor, however, he supported the government's economic and social reforms, which were criticized as neo-liberal. Moreover, although he had been close to the peace movement of the 1980s, he supported the foreign policy of the Schröder government and approved of German participation in the military interventions in Kosovo in 1999 and Afghanistan since 2001, he was an early adopter of views about environmental protection. In spite of his general loyalty to his party's leadership, he was unhappy with much of its economic policy during the party's time in power. In his book Not much time for the Third World, Eppler was one of the first to point out the connections between environmental protection and international development. After his withdrawal from federal politics, Eppler involved himself more in his work in the Protestant Church. From 1981 to 1983 and again from 1989 to 1991, he was president of the Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag.

Eppler was a member of the Wacholderhof Association, which promotes international cooperation, fair trade, environmental sustainability. Eppler's numerous publications show his political and social involvement, they deal with a wide range of subjects that concern not only the political situation in Germany and the economy but general questions of developments in politics and society. In 2006, one of his books on the role of the state was honoured with the Das politische Buch 2006 prize of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. Eppler's books are held by the German National Library, including: Die tödliche Utopie der Sicherheit. Rowohlt, Reinbek bei Hamburg 1983, ISBN 3-498-01631-8. Plattform für eine neue Mehrheit. Ein Kommentar zum Berliner Programm der SPD. Dietz, Bonn 1990, ISBN 3-8012-0158-9. Kavalleriepferde beim Hornsignal. Die Krise der Politik im Spiegel der Sprache. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main 1992, ISBN 3-518-11788-2. Privatisierung der politischen Moral?. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main 2000, ISBN 3-518-12185-5.

Komplettes Stückwerk. Erfahrungen aus fünfzig Jahren Politik. Insel-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main u. a. 1996, ISBN 3-458-16770-6. Eine Partei für das zweite Jahrzehnt: die SPD? Vorwärts-Buch, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-86602-175-4. Der Politik

Farmers' lore jokes

Farmers' lore jokes is a category of German humour. They are a parody of the weather lore, or farmers' lore and are told in its traditional rhymed style. There are two variants: one is about weather, but the rule is absurd or tautologous. Wenn noch dann isses wohl vergesse worn. Ists an Silvester hell und klar, dann ist am nächsten Tag Neujahr. Regnet es im Juli in den Roggen, bleibt der Weizen auch nicht trocken! Liegt der Bauer tot im Zimmer, lebt er nimmer. Wenn der Bauer zum Waldrand hetzt. - "If a farmer rushes to the woods, the outhouse is occupied."In fact, while many real Bauernregeln sound funny, they carry the grain of truth, so sometimes it is hard to tell, whether it is a parody or an ancient wisdom:Hört Waltraud nicht den Kuckuck schrein, dann muss er wohl erfroren sein Referering to April 19, the feast day of Saint Waltrude, this wit alludes to the possibility of a snapback of cold in April Wenn der Hahn kräht auf dem Mist, dann ändert sich das Wetter, oder es bleibt wie es ist. It is a poke at a well-known nonreliability of weather forecasts.

Wird es Frühling da und riecht es streng von den Aborten. Indeed, in the countryside spring brings the smells not only of flowers a-blooming, but of outhouses thawed off. Bauernregeln humour is used by a number of comedy shows and comedians, including Die Harald Schmidt Show, Günter Willumeit, "Sepp Schnorcher" character played by Christian Schwab at the Ö3-Wecker radio programme, who parodied Austrian Sepp Forcher's Klingendes Österreich

Glen Ridge High School

Glen Ridge High School is a comprehensive six-year public middle school / high school serving students in seventh through twelfth grades in Glen Ridge, in Essex County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the Glen Ridge Public Schools. GRHS is accredited by the New Jersey Department of Education; as of the 2017-18 school year, the school had an enrollment of 834 students and 74.3 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 11.2:1. There were no students eligible for reduced-cost lunch; the school's standardized test scores far exceed both national averages. The Class of 2013's average SAT scores were 575 on the math section, 579 on the critical reading section and 565 on writing, totaling 1719 on the three sections combined. Among students taking the SAT, 69% of students met or exceed the combined score of 1550 considered by the College Board to indicate college success, vs. 44% statewide. The graduation rate for the class of 2013 was 97%, with 91.2% of students passing the New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment.

The school was the 27th-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 12th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 4th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed; the magazine ranked the school 5th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 10th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which included 316 schools across the state. Schooldigger.com ranked the school tied for 113th out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics and language arts literacy components of the High School Proficiency Assessment. In the 2011 "Ranking America's High Schools" issue by The Washington Post, the school was ranked 37th in New Jersey and 1,193rd nationwide; the school was ranked 452nd in Newsweek's 2009 ranking of the top 1,500 high schools in the United States and was the 10th-ranked school in New Jersey, with 2.219 AP tests taken in 2008 per graduating senior and 30% of all graduating seniors passing at least one AP exam.

In Newsweek's 2007 ranking of the country's top 1,200 high schools, Glen Ridge High School was listed in 871st place, the 23rd-highest ranked school in New Jersey. In its 2013 report on "America's Best High Schools", The Daily Beast ranked the school 836th in the nation among participating public high schools and 62nd among schools in New Jersey; the school was ranked 255th in the nation and 24th in New Jersey on the list of "America's Best High Schools 2012" prepared by The Daily Beast / Newsweek, with rankings based on graduation rate, matriculation rate for college and number of Advanced Placement / International Baccalaureate courses taken per student, with lesser factors based on average scores on the SAT / ACT, average AP/IB scores and the number of AP/IB courses available to students. The Glen Ridge High School Ridgers compete in the Super Essex Conference, which consists of public and private high schools in Essex County and operates under the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.

With 408 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. Prior to the NJSIAA's 2010 realignment, the school had competed in the Colonial Hills Conference which included 18 public and parochial high schools covering Essex County, Morris County and Somerset County in west Central Jersey; the mascot is the Ridger. The boys' basketball team won the Group I state championship in 1944 vs. Dumont High School, in 1958 vs. Dunellen High School and in 1988 vs. Burlington Township High School; the football team won the NJSIAA North II Group I state sectional championships in 1977, 1980 and 1982. The girls' soccer team won the Group I state championships in 2001, in 2012 vs. Shore Regional High School and was co-champion in 2013 with Shore Regional; the 2007 girls soccer team won the North II, Group I state sectional championship with a 3-1 win over second-seeded North Arlington High School in the tournament final.

The school participates in a joint ice hockey program in partnership with Verona High School as the host school / lead agency, under an agreement that expires at the end of the 2018-19 school year. The team competes in the NJIHL Central Conference; each year the team hosts the Holiday Tournament at the Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange; the 2004-2005 season saw. The girls' lacrosse team won the Group I state championship in both 2011 and 2012, defeating Pingry School both years in the tournament final; the boys' lacrosse team defeated Mountain Lakes High School to win the Group I state championship in 2011. In 1989, a group of football players from the school were involved in the sexual assault of a developmentally disabled female student, with three of the athletes convicted of sexual assault in the case. Author Bernard Lefkowitz wrote about their crime in Our Guys: The Glen Ridge Rape and the Secret Life of the Perfect Suburb, produced as Our Guys, a 1999 made-for-television movie; the case was the basis for the Season Eight Law & Order episode "Damaged", sta

Willie Miller (American football)

Willie T. Miller is a former American football wide receiver who played seven seasons in the National Football League with the Cleveland Browns and the Los Angeles Rams. After graduating from Hooper City High School in Birmingham, Miller enlisted in the U. S. trained with the Special Forces. In the Vietnam War, Miller earned the rank of staff sergeant, he was awarded a Silver Star for retrieving his wounded platoon sergeant under heavy enemy fire. He was awarded a Soldier's Medal for trying to save another soldier who fell into a stream in a flash flood, he received a Purple Heart. While stationed in El Paso, Miller met with the football coaches at Colorado State University at a game against the UTEP Miners, they offered him a scholarship. Miller was discharged from the army after five and-a-half years of service and enrolled at Colorado State in the fall of 1971. During his three years on the varsity squad, Miller broke every Colorado State receiving record, in 1974 the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame named him Athlete of the Year.

Miller was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 12th round of the 1975 NFL Draft. He never missed the entire 1977 season with a dislocated elbow, he was cut by the Browns and signed with the Los Angeles Rams, earning a spot in the starting lineup in 1978 and leading the team with 50 receptions for 760 yards and four touchdowns. He was on the roster for the 1979 Rams team that went to the Super Bowl, although he did not play due to injury, he retired from in 1983 after three more seasons with the Rams. Miller took a high school football coaching job at Hayes High School in Birmingham in 1984, he was the head football coach at Birmingham's G. W. Carver in 2002 and 2003. Miller was the head coach at E. B. Erwin High School from 2005 until he retired in 2013. Career statistics and player information from NFL.com · Pro-Football-Reference