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Independent school

An independent school is independent in its finances and governance. Known as private schools, non-governmental funded, or non-state schools, they are not administered by local, state or national governments, they are not dependent upon national or local government to finance their financial endowment. They have a board of governors who are elected independently of government, have a system of governance that ensures their independent operation. Children who attend private schools may be there because they are dissatisfied with public schools in their area, they may be selected for their academic prowess, or prowess in other fields, or sometimes their religious background. Private schools retain the right to select their students and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students for tuition, rather than relying on taxation through public funding; some private schools are associated with a particular religion, such as Judaism, Roman Catholicism, or Lutheranism. For the past century one in 10 U.

S. families has chosen to enroll their children in private school. Independent schools may have a religious affiliation, but the precise usage of the term excludes parochial schools if there is a financial dependence upon, or governance subordinate to, outside organizations; these definitions apply to both primary and secondary education. In the United Kingdom and several other Commonwealth countries including Australia and Canada, the use of the term is restricted to primary and secondary educational levels. Private education in North America covers the whole gamut of educational activity, ranging from pre-school to tertiary level institutions. Annual tuition fees at K-12 schools range from nothing at so called'tuition-free' schools to more than $45,000 at several New England preparatory schools; the secondary level includes schools offering years 7 through 12 and year 13. This category includes university-preparatory schools or "prep schools", boarding schools and day schools. Tuition at private secondary schools varies from school to school and depends on many factors, including the location of the school, the willingness of parents to pay, peer tuitions and the school's financial endowment.

High tuition, schools claim, is used to pay higher salaries for the best teachers and used to provide enriched learning environments, including a low student-to-teacher ratio, small class sizes and services, such as libraries, science laboratories and computers. Some private schools are boarding schools and many military academies are owned or operated as well. Religiously affiliated and denominational schools form a subcategory of private schools; some such schools teach religious education, together with the usual academic subjects to impress their particular faith's beliefs and traditions in the students who attend. Others use the denomination as more of a general label to describe on what the founders based their belief, while still maintaining a fine distinction between academics and religion, they include parochial schools, a term, used to denote Roman Catholic schools. Other religious groups represented in the K–12 private education sector include Protestants, Jews and the Orthodox Christians.

Many educational alternatives, such as independent schools, are privately financed. Private schools avoid some state regulations, although in the name of educational quality, most comply with regulations relating to the educational content of classes. Religious private schools simply add religious instruction to the courses provided by local public schools. Special assistance schools aim to improve the lives of their students by providing services tailored to specific needs of individual students; such schools include tutoring schools to assist the learning of handicapped children. In Australia, independent schools, sometimes referred to as private schools, are a sub-set of non-government schools that, for administration purposes, are not operated by a government authority and have a system of governance that ensures its independent operation; such schools are operated by an independently elected school council or board of governors and range broadly in the type of school-education provided and the socio-economics of the school community served.

Some independent schools are run by religious institutes. As of 2018, including independent schools run by Catholic religious institutes, of the 9,477 schools in Australia 1,140 schools are in the independent sector. In the same year, independent schools enrolled over 617,000 students, or 16 percent of the Australian student population. Independent schools in Australia make up nearly 16% of total enrolments, while Catholic schools, which have lower fees make up a sizeable proportion and are regarded as a school sector of their own within the broad category of independent schools. Enrolments in non-government schools have been growing at the expense of enrolments in government schools, which have seen their enrolment share reduce from 78.1 percent to 65 percent since 1970. Australian independent schools differ from those in th

McDonald Campground

McDonald Campground is located in the town of Sidney on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. McDonald Campground is 20 hectares of forested parkland and can be accessed from the Pat Bay Highway. McDonald Campground was managed by the province of British Columbia. Today McDonald Campground is a part of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Tent pads are separated by Western red cedar and broadleaf maple trees; some sites are in others in the shade. There are municipal parks and community trails nearby to explore. McDonald Campground is in close proximity to the town of Sidney, to the city of Victoria and to the Swartz Bay and Sidney-Anacortes ferry terminals. Victoria Regional Transit provides service to-and-from the campground. There are 49 frontcountry campsites available. Campsites are suitable for tents, tent-trailers, truck-campers, motorhomes or recreational vehicles, but no electric hook-up is available. Amenities include pit toilets, picnic tables and fire pits. Campsites at McDonald Campground are reservable.

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Sheriff of Bullet Valley

"Sheriff of Bullet Valley" is a 32-page Disney comics Western adventure/mystery story written and lettered by Carl Barks. It was first published by Dell in Four Color #199 with three one-page gag stories: "Sorry to be Safe", "Best Laid Plans", "The Genuine Article". "Sheriff of Bullet Valley" and the gag stories have been reprinted many times. Donald applies for a job as the Sheriff of Bullet Valley and his nephews plan on helping him despite how dangerous he tells them it is, they investigate the mysterious cattle theft from the Diamond Brand Ranch and find out that the thief is none other than Blacksnake McSquirt. It's a fight to the finish when Donald defeats Blacksnake. Thomas Andrae writes in Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book that Sheriff took its inspiration from the B western films of the period — Barks's favorite Hopalong Cassidy. Barks used details from the film in his comic book parody. In 1,000 Comic Books You Must Read Tony Isabella describes the tale as " masterful mix of action and comedy."The wanted poster on the last page of the story is Barks' self-caricature.

In a 1971 interview with Michael Barrier, he said, "That caricature originated in the old Disney studio days in the gag sheets that us guys used to draw of each other and circulate around. Some of the guys took to drawing me with this tremendous big schnoz, so I just copied that old caricature." List of Disney comics by Carl Barks Sheriff of Bullet Valley at INDUCKS Sheriff of Bullet Valley in Carl Barks guidebook

Batman Petrolspor

Batman Petrolspor is a professional Turkish football club located in the city of Batman. Formed in 1960, the club colours are red and black and they play their home matches at Batman Arena; the club is named Petrolspor. Batman Petrolspor was founded in 1960 with several branches including athletics, football, swimming and wrestling; the club played amateur football in the Diyarbakır regional leagues until 1986 when they won promotion to the 3. Lig; the club won promotion to the 2. Lig soon after and competed in the division for several years, they have never won promotion to the Süper Lig, falling in the 2. Lig promotion semi-finals to Göztepe; the club were relegated to the 3. Lig at the conclusion of the 2005–06 season, have competed in the division since then, their greatest success in the Turkish Cup came in 1977 when they reached the fourth round, losing to Kocaelispor 3–0 on aggregate. At the time, Batman Petrolspor were still competing in the Turkish Regional Amateur League; the club plays. The stadium is covered by grass.

The club played its home matches at the 16 Mayıs Stadium. Batman Petrolspor have produced Orhan Kapucu, a Batman native, Ozan İpek, both capped by the Turkey national football team. Kapucu went on to play for several clubs, most notably Fenerbahçe, he earned his solitary cap in a Euro 1988 qualifying match against Northern Ireland on 12 November 1986. İpek plays for Bursaspor, winning the 2009-10 Süper Lig. He earned his first cap for the Turkey national football team in a friendly match against Honduras on 3 March 2010. Official website Batman Petrolspor on

The Langoliers (miniseries)

The Langoliers is a horror miniseries consisting of two episodes of 1½ hours each. It was directed and written by Tom Holland and based on the novella by Stephen King from the four part anthology book Four past Midnight; the series was produced by David R. Kappes, For Laurel Entertainment, inc.. The miniseries aired May 14–15, 1995 on the ABC network. During a red-eye flight of a Lockheed L-1011 from Los Angeles International Airport to Boston Logan International Airport, the plane flies through a strange light, most of the passengers and flight crew disappear, leaving behind only personal artifacts. Only those passengers who were asleep remain, discover the predicament when they wake. Pilot Brian Engle, deadheading on the flight, takes the controls. In addition to Engle, the other passengers include: Nick Hopewell, a mysterious Englishman. Dinah, who has some telepathic ability, senses troubling issues with Craig and warns the others about him. In a flashback, it is shown that Craig suffered from psychological abuse from his father, who instilled in him a fear of the "Langoliers", creatures who hunt down and devour the lazy and irresponsible.

When they land in Bangor, the airport seems deserted, without any power. They discover that everything is dull and lifeless – they cannot light matches, food and drink are tasteless. Brian fears. Dinah reports hearing a strange sound in the distance. Bob postulates they passed through an aurora borealis and entered a time rift, sending them a few minutes into the past and out of sync; as the others search the airport for any type of help, Craig becomes more unstable, after finding a gun in an airport locker, takes Bethany hostage and demands they take off again. Albert subdues Craig and Nick ties him up after realizing the gun's bullets are affected by the strange environment and thus harmless, to the point that a bullet bounces off Albert without hurting him. Dinah warns them. Part of the group discover a "pocket of the present" on board the plane, objects brought aboard from the airport regain their normal behavior; the group determine they can refuel and take off, heading for the time rift, return to normal time.

As Brian prepares the plane for take off, the others go to bring Craig back, but find he has escaped the bonds. When found, he stabs Don with a knife, killing the latter. Albert again subdues Craig, the others leave him unconscious in the airport as they race Dinah back to the plane; as they board, the group witnesses strange creatures emerge from the horizon, consuming everything including the ground. Bob calls these creatures creatures that feed on time which has passed; as a panicked Craig comes running out of the airport, a weak Dinah is able to psychically convince him his meeting has moved from Boston to here. In a hallucinatory state, Craig gleefully admits to his boss he cost his company $43 million, in hopes of escaping his father's abuse; the delay leaves Craig vulnerable and he is eaten by the Langoliers. The plane takes off; as they fly through the void, Dinah succumbs to her wound and dies while recalling the lines "everything was beautiful things that were dead." As the plane approaches the time rift, Bob hastily recalls they had survived their first trip into the rift because they had been asleep, could disappear if they pass through it awake.

Brian is able to reduce the cabin pressure, which will knock them unconscious, but someone needs to remain awake to fly the plane on course. Nick volunteers, having revealed he was a government assassin on a mission, but tells Laurel to travel to London to explain this to his estranged father after they return safely; the plan works. The passengers are concerned they seem to be in a similar state as they were in Bangor, but Bob, using the evidence in front of him, such as the return of sound and smell, believes they may be a few minutes ahead of everyone else, they will shortly catch up to them; as they watch, they see other people start to blur into view, before they snap into the proper time stream. Only the onlooking children spot their appearance, calling them out as the arrival of "the new people", they run through the airport, having returned to their world. Patricia Wettig: Laurel Stevenson, a school teacher who uncharacteristically answered a personal ad to meet a man in Boston. Dean Stockwell: Bob Jenkins, a mystery writer with a strong ability for deduction.

He manages to piece together the situation and provides many outrageous theories which come true for the most part, sometimes with his sidekick Albert's help. David Morse: Captain Brian Engle, an airline pilot on his way to Boston after hearing his ex-wife had died in a fire, he is able to take off and land it safely. Mark Lindsay Chapman: Nick Hopewell, a British secr

Vuka (river)

Vuka is a river in eastern Croatia, a right tributary of the Danube river. At 112 kilometres, it is the 13th-longest river flowing through Croatia and it has a drainage area of 644 square kilometres; the river is located in the Slavonia region. It empties into the Danube at the town of Vukovar; the ancient name of Pannonian Illyrians for Vuka was Volcos. Borovik Podgorje Bračevačko Razbojište Budimci Krndija Jurjevac Punitovački Beketinci Hrastovac Vuka Dopsin Hrastin Petrova Slatina Paulin Dvor Ernestinovo Ada Laslovo Podrinje Palača Markušica Gaboš Antin Mlaka Antinska Ostrovo Tordinci Pačetin Nuštar Marinci Bršadin Bogdanovci Vukovar Volcae Vučedol culture