Long Beach Polytechnic High School, founded in 1895 as Long Beach High School, is a public high school located at 1600 Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach, United States. The school serves portions of Long Beach, including Bixby Knolls, some parts of the cities of Signal Hill and Lakewood. Polytechnic is the flagship high school of the Long Beach Unified School District, it is a large urban high school with about 4,400 students. Polytechnic has long been distinguished in both athletics; the PACE, the CIC magnet programs boast more total University of California admissions than any other high school in California. In 2005, Sports Illustrated magazine named Polytechnic the "Sports School of the Century", in recognition of the school's badminton, basketball, track, cross country, water polo, tennis and softball teams. Polytechnic has received numerous prizes for its music program, including six Grammy Awards, two of them being "golden signature" Grammy Awards. Long Beach Poly has sent more players to the NFL than any other high school in the country, sending over 60 throughout the history of the school.
Long Beach Poly was ranked number one in a list of the best high school athletic programs in the nation by Sports Illustrated. Long Beach Polytechnic High School began offering classes in 1895 in order to help educate the growing population of Long Beach; the first classes were at the Methodist Tabernacle Chapel, the first principal was Walter S. Bailey; the first graduating class was in 1897 and only had one student. During this same year, classes were moved to Chautauqua Hall at Fourth Street and Pine Avenue as work began on the new Long Beach High School. Long Beach High School was featured four classrooms and an assembly hall; the following year, the Long Beach High School Athletic Association was formed. In 1903, the school yearbook, was first published. Football and basketball programs began in 1904; the first student government was established in 1906. David Burcham became school principal the following year, a position he would hold until 1941; the girls' basketball program won three consecutive state championships, from 1907 to 1909.
In 1911, Long Beach Poly moved to the location at 16th Street and Atlantic, offering more space and amenities. JROTC began in 1917, an influenza epidemic swept through the school population; the following year, rabbits began invading the playing fields, inspiring the track team to call themselves the Jackrabbits. The athletic field was dedicated as "David Burcham Field" in 1924 to honor the long-serving principal. During much of the 1920s, Poly was the largest high school west of the Mississippi River in terms of student population. A new auditorium was constructed in 1931; the Long Beach earthquake damaged the school in 1933. Following the earthquake, bricks from the damage were sold in order to pay for a memorial flagpole which still stands. A new science building was built and the auditorium was remodeled in 1935. A new administration building was completed the following year. In 1937, Poly graduated over 1,000 students for the first time; the school celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1945. Wooden bleachers that had lined the athletic fields burned down in 1952 and the new Veteran's Stadium became the new home field for the Jackrabbits.
The library was completed in 1953. In 1969, a racist leaflet was published, prompting 100 white and African-American students to fight, leaving 24 students injured. Homecoming titles were ended in 1971 due to racial tensions. In 1975, PACE, which included one of the first offerings of advanced college placement courses for high school students, began. Badminton began in 1977, girls' track and gymnastics teams started the following year; the Center for International Commerce began in 1982. In 1984, Poly was recognized by USA Today as the top ranked school nationally in terms of Moore League, CIF, state titles. Poly received the Distinguished School Recognition Award in 1986, the California Department of Education's highest award. Poly became a four-year school in 1989. A new science building was completed in 1993; the school celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 1995. The Poly music program was recognized as a Grammy Signature School Gold in 2000, one of the top ten music programs in the country.
Poly received this honor in 2003 as well. In 2005, Harvard recognized Poly as the most successful high school in the nation in terms of number of graduates. In 2005, Sports Illustrated named the Poly as the #1 sports high school in the nation. In 2006, security was increased and school IDs were required to be worn at all times while on campus; the school motto states that Poly is the "Home of Scholars and Champions". The PACE and CIC magnet programs are desired destinations for students throughout the South Bay & Northern Orange County. In 2008, 1,573 AP exams were administered at Poly with over 75% of testees receiving a passing score of 3 or higher; the national pass rate in 2008 was over 58%. Poly has the highest academic performance index of any traditional high school in Long Beach with a 2009 score of 747, it ranks a 9 out of 10 when compared to schools with similar demographics since 2007. Pac Rim is a California magnet academy for students interested in business. Polytechnic High includes the Beach, Justice, METS, MEDS academies.
Long Beach Polytechnic offers a wide variety of sports
"Everytime You Touch Me" is a song by American electronica musician Moby. It was released as the third single from his third studio album Everything Is Wrong on February 13, 1995. Guest vocals on the song are performed by Kochie Banton. Before the release of the "Everytime You Touch Me" single, a remix competition was held; the winning remix, made by Jude Sebastian, is featured as track three on the single. In 2000, a 12-inch single was pressed in honour of the other remix contestants. A related promotional EP entitled Disk was released by Elektra in 1995, it was issued in an Enhanced CD with both standard audio tracks, music videos, CD-ROM content. The disc has a program which allows users to remix "Everytime You Touch Me" and view Quicktime interview clips. CD single"Everytime You Touch Me" – 3:55 "The Blue Light of the Underwater Sun" – 4:22 "Everytime You Touch Me" – 7:01 "Everytime You Touch Me" – 5:54CD single"Everytime You Touch Me" – 5:23 "Everytime You Touch Me" – 5:25 "Everytime You Touch Me" – 5:08 "Everytime You Touch Me" – 4:28 "Everytime You Touch Me" – 5:21 "Everytime You Touch Me" – 6:2512-inch single"Everytime You Touch Me" – 5:23 "Everytime You Touch Me" – 7:01 "Everytime You Touch Me" – 5:25 "Everytime You Touch Me" – 5:08 "Everytime You Touch Me" – 5:5412-inch single"Everytime You Touch Me" – 6:47 "Everytime You Touch Me" – 6:43 "Everytime You Touch Me" – 5:38 "Everytime You Touch Me" – 7:0112-inch single"Everytime You Touch Me" – 5:08 "Everytime You Touch Me" – 5:54 "Everytime You Touch Me" – 5:25 "Everytime You Touch Me" – 6:33 "Everytime You Touch Me" – 5:26 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics "Everytime You Touch Me" at Discogs
Saad Sherida al-Kaabi is the current Minister of Energy in Qatar. He was President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, the state owned corporation which operates all oil and gas activities in the State of Qatar. Al-Kaabi attended Pennsylvania State University in 1986 where he studied petroleum and natural gas engineering, he graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering. Al-Kaabi joined QP in 1986 during his studies at Pennsylvania State University. After graduation, al-Kaabi joined Field Development Department. In the following years, he held various positions in petroleum engineering as well as technical and supervisory positions, he became Manager of Gas Development, with responsibility for the management of the North Field. He and his team are credited with launching and implementing different gas projects in short time periods and thus contributing to Qatar's rise in LNG and GTL. In 2006 al-Kaabi became the Director of QP’s Oil & Gas Ventures Directorate, responsible now for all of Qatar’s oil and gas fields and all exploration activities.
In September 2014, al-Kaabi was appointed as QP’s Managing Director. He became President and Chief Executive Officer as part of a major re-organization of Qatar Petroleum. Al Kaabi is the chairman of Industries Qatar, a large cooperation overseeing several of the emirate's industrial efforts and dealing in petrochemicals and fertilizers, he is chairman of Gulf Drilling International and Adriatic LNG terminal
The New Yalu River Bridge is a road bridge across the Amnok River between Dandong, Liaoning Province and Sinuiju, North Korea. The cable-stayed bridge, 3 kilometers long including the supporting roads, is intended as a replacement for the Sino–Korean Friendship Bridge. Construction began in October 2011 and is complete and connected with Xingdan Road, but the project is stalled. On the Chinese side, it is connected to roads, but a barrier gate next to a booth prevents access onto the bridge; the New Yalu River Bridge was built as a replacement for the Sino–Korean Friendship Bridge, one of two other bridges in the area, to improve travel and trade between the two countries. The Sino–Korean Friendship Bridge, which opened in 1943, is only wide enough for a single rail track and a single reversible lane. Construction of the New Yalu River Bridge began in 2011 cost China $350 million USD to complete, has multiple lanes to carry traffic in both directions, it was planned to open in 2014, but due to delays on the North Korean side, the opening has been postponed indefinitely, as the bridge ends in a field outside of Sinuiju, North Korea.
There is little activity connected with the bridge. In October 2017, North Korea has demanded that "Beijing to cover more of the costs of building the border bridge". All the border crossing staff and the tax station are to be transferred to the new bridge when/if it opens. In June 2019, Chinese Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping pledged to pay for roads and customs posts on the North Korean side of the bridge. In late September 2019, the construction for road links and customs posts on the North Korean side of the bridge began. Yalu River Broken Bridge Ji'an Yalu River Border Railway Bridge Amnok River
Sir Charles Frederick Adermann, was an Australian politician who served in the House of Representatives from 1943 to 1972, representing the Country Party. He was the party's deputy leader from 1964 to 1966 and served as Minister for Primary Industry from 1958 to 1967, he was a peanut farmer before entering politics. Adermann was born on 3 August 1896 at Vernor Siding near Queensland, he was the eighth child of Carl Friederich Adermann. His younger brother Ernest Aderman became a member of parliament in New Zealand. Adermann grew up in Wooroolin where his parents established the first local branch of the Churches of Christ, he attended state schools until the age of 13, studied farm management by correspondence. During the First World War, he was rejected for military service on medical grounds, attempting to enlist after his brother Robert was killed in action in 1916. Adermann became a leader of the South Burnett farming community, he served as chairman of the Peanut Board from 1925 to 1931 and 1934 to 1952, overseeing the establishment of a compulsory collective marketing system which processed and sold crops on behalf of peanut growers.
Adermann married Mildred Turner in 1926, with whom he had two daughters. In 1938, he began a series of Sunday school radio broadcasts on 4SB under the name "Uncle John". Adermann was elected as a Country Party member for Maranoa at the 1943 election, defeating one-term Labor incumbent Frank Baker, he was one of the few bright spots in a disastrous election for the Coalition, which took only 19 seats. Adermann was the only Coalition challenger to oust a Labor incumbent, was one of only seven Country MPs elected nationwide. However, Maranoa had been a safely conservative seat, he was reelected with a handsome majority in 1946. A redistribution carved the new seat of Fisher out of some of the eastern portion of Maranoa, Adermann transferred there for the 1949 election, he served as chairman of committees from 1950 to 1958. He was appointed Minister for Primary Industry in the Menzies ministry in December 1958 and was admitted to Cabinet in February 1960, he was responsible for granting additional assistance to rural producers.
In 1964 he became Deputy Leader of the Country Party, a position he held until 1966. He was dropped from the ministry in 1967, he handed his seat to his son, Evan. Adermann was appointed a privy counsellor in 1966 and a knight of the Order of the British Empire in 1971, he died in Dalby, survived by two sons and two daughters. Politics of Australia
The 2013–14 Swiss Cup was the 89th season of Switzerland's annual football cup competition. The competition started on 14 August 2013 with the first game of Round 1 and ended on May 2014 with the Final; the winners of the competition qualified for the play-off round of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League. The title holders were Grasshopper Zürich. All 19 teams from Super League and Challenge League automatically entered this year's competition, as well as 45 teams from lower leagues. Teams from 1. Liga Promotion and below had to qualify through separate qualifying rounds within their leagues. Teams from regional leagues had to qualify by winning the last season's regional cups. TH Title holders. FP Qualified for having the lowest fair play points inside its regional tier.† Qualified in their last season's tier qualifiers before being promoted.‡ Qualified in their last season's tier qualifiers before being relegated. Teams from Super League and Challenge League were seeded in this round. In a match, the home advantage was granted to the team from the lower league.
The winners of Round 1 played in this round. Teams from Super League were seeded, the home advantage was granted to the team from the lower league, if applicable. FC Savièse, from the sixth tier of Swiss football, were the lowest-ranked team in this round; the winners of Round 2 played in this round. Teams from Super League were seeded, the home advantage was granted to the team from the lower league, if applicable. FC Baden, from the fourth tier of Swiss football, were the lowest-ranked team in this round; the winners of Round 3 played in the Quarter-finals, there was no home advantage granted in the draw. FC Le Mont, from the third tier of Swiss football, were the lowest-ranked team in this round. Official site Official site