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South Dakota Highway 28

South Dakota Highway 28 is a 105.937-mile state highway in the east-central South Dakota, United States, that connects Hitchcock and Toronto. SD 28 was established between 1932 and 1935, it replaced SD 26. It was incrementally extended to its current path. SD 28 begins at an intersection with U. S. Route 281 west of Hitchcock; this intersection, on the line of northwestern Beadle County and southwestern Spink County, is the eastern terminus of County Road 2. SD 28 takes 190th Street to the east, along the county line. East of 390th Avenue, it enters the northern part of Hitchcock. Just west of 391st Avenue, it leaves the city limits of Hitchcock. Between 397th and 398th avenues, it crosses over the James River; the highway intersects SD 37. Just east of 402nd Avenue, it crosses over Foster Creek. An intersection with 406th Avenue leads to Doland. An intersection with 411th Avenue leads to Yale. Between this intersection and one with 413th Avenue, Spink County ends, the highway begins to travel on the Beadle–Clark county line.

SD 28 continues to the east. An intersection with 415th Avenue leads to Carpenter. An intersection with 418th Avenue leads to Iroquois. At this intersection, the highway enters Clark County proper. Just west of 419th Avenue, it crosses over Shue Creek. West of CR 49, it crosses over Redstone Creek. Between 423rd Avenue and CR 46, the highway crosses over the creek again. East of 428th Avenue, it enters the northwestern part of Willow Lake. East of an intersection with the northern terminus of Jackson Street, SD 28 skirts along the southern part of Mud Lake. An intersection with CR 47 is signed as a "truck route". East of this intersection, it crosses over some railroad tracks of BNSF Railway and leaves the city limits of Willow Lake. East of an intersection with the southern terminus of CR 12, the highway begins a concurrency with SD 25; this intersection is the western terminus of CR 40. The two state highways travel due south for 3 miles; when SD 28 splits off, it resumes its eastward direction. This intersection is the eastern terminus of CR 38.

At an intersection with 436th Avenue, it enters the southwestern part of Hamlin County. SD 28 enters the southwestern part of Bryant. Just east of South Broadway Street, it passes the city park. An intersection with the southern terminus of South Railway Street leads to the business district. East of an intersection with the southern terminus of South William Street, the highway leaves the city limits of Bryant. Just east of 445th Avenue, it crosses over Dolph Creek. East of 449th Avenue, it intersects the southern terminus of SD 21. Just east of this intersection, SD 28 enters the northern part of Lake Norden. An intersection with the northern terminus of Burlington Street leads to the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. Just east of this intersection, the highway begins a curve to the east-southeast and leaves the city limits of Lake Norden, it skirts along the southern part of the city's namesake, Lake Norden. The highway travels between Lake Norden and Lake Mary. North of Lake Mary, it curves to the east-southeast.

Just east of 452nd Avenue, the highway curves back to the east. East of 453rd Avenue, it intersects US 81; the two highways travel concurrently to the north for 1 mile, while the roadway continues to the east as 193rd Street. At an intersection with 192nd Street, the two highways split. SD 28 takes 192nd Street to the east. Just west of 456th Avenue, the highway curves to the east-northeast. East of this intersection, it intersects NW Lake Drive, which leads to the Saaraners Beach Lake Access. Just east of this intersection, it curves to the east-southeast and begins to travel between Lake Poinsett and Dry Lake, it crosses over the northern part of Lake Poinsett. The highway curves to the east-southeast. East of 458th Avenue, it curves to the southeast. Just north of 193rd Street, it curves to the south, it curves to the east-southeast. Just west of 460th Avenue, it curves to the east-northeast. Just east of 461st Avenue, it curves back to the east-southeast. Between 462nd and 463rd avenues, it curves to the east-northeast again.

Just west of 464th Avenue, it crosses over the Big Sioux River and curves to a nearly due-east direction. Just east of Sorenson Road, it passes a sewage disposal pond and enters the west-central part of Estelline. An intersection with 6th Street leads to Estelline Elementary & High School. East of Eastwood Drive, the highway leaves the city limits of Estelline. At an intersection with 466th Avenue, it enters the southwestern part of Deuel County. Between an intersection with the southern terminus of CR 518 and one with 468th Avenue, SD 28 crosses over Munky Run. Just east of 472nd Avenue, it has an interchange with Interstate 29. East of 475th Avenue, it intersects the southern terminus of SD 15. Between 477th Avenue and CR 315, the highway travels through central parts of Toronto. East of CR 11, the highway reaches its eastern terminus, it ends at the Minnesota state line. Here, the roadway continues to the east as Minnesota State Highway 271; the only part of SD 28, included as part of the National Highway System, a system of routes determined to be the most important for the nation's economy

Blind Al

Blind Al is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She is depicted as a supporting character of the antihero Deadpool. Al first appeared in Deadpool #1, living with him in "The Deadhut", his house in San Francisco. At first her relationship with him was unclear, but over time it would reveal itself as complex and bizarre. Actress Leslie Uggams portrayed Blind Al in its sequel. Al is a skinny old woman, her origin is never explicitly elaborated. It is revealed that she was somehow involved with British intelligence, although in what capacity is unknown, she was blind by this point and had been most of her life. Wade Wilson, the mercenary who would become Deadpool, was hired to kill her in Zaire, where she was stationed. What occurred is unknown, but Wilson killed everyone around except her, allowing her to flee. Years after he had gotten cancer, received a healing factor from Weapon X, gone insane, become Deadpool, Wilson met up with Al again and captured her.

Thus began the bizarre relationship between the two, with Al acting as a cross between a prisoner, housekeeper, Greek Chorus and mother-figure to Deadpool. At times, Wade could be unbelievably cruel to Al, he would insult her and play cruel pranks, taking advantage of her blindness. He would kill anyone who tried to help her escape; when she angered him, he would put her in a small room filled with sharp objects. He forced her to cook and clean for him, dangled the prospect of freedom in front of her only to snatch it away. On the other hand, Al seems to wield a subtle authority over him, appears to be the only person, not afraid to stand up to him; the pranks never bother her, as she is more than clever enough to get back at Deadpool, she is sharper than he is when it comes to insults. When the series opened, Al had been with Wade for years, a sort of peace had developed between them. Al seems grateful for having food, a roof over her head, all the Matlock she can "watch," and safety from those who wanted her dead, all in return for doing a few chores and putting up with Wade's twisted sense of humor.

She is trips to the Box become so infrequent as to be unheard of. She has an immense debt of gratitude to Deadpool for saving her life, it becomes clear that she is sticking it out with him because she believes that he has the potential to become a good person, she hopes her influence over him may encourage him in that direction, she hints that she has a rather dark past, feels that redeeming Wade may help her make up for past deeds. They share an adventure together through time, she seems as much a parent as a prisoner to him, he gives her Deuce the Devil Dog as a present. However, Deadpool soon hits a low personal ebb, the peace between them becomes strained; this culminates in a trip to the Box after it becomes clear that Blind Al had been keeping visits from Weasel a secret from him. She gets her revenge however, by coldly shunning him, referring to him as "master" to highlight his cruelty; the guilt he feels is enormous, after meeting and having some counseling by Monty the precog in issue #17, he declares her a free woman.

Knowing about her good influence, she refuses to leave, so he teleports with her into a park, they talk and he leaves her there. They meet again in the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco the same park where he left her. In issue #14, while Al and Weasel are in The Box, Al recounts a tale of particular disturbance. About two years into her imprisonment, Deadpool left on a long assignment, Al decided to leave for a friend's in Maine, she escaped, trekked across the country, when she arrived at her friend's house, Deadpool was waiting for her, her friend tortured nearly to death in front of his dogs. She ends the story by saying "That is how you build a prison."Since her appearances have become much more sporadic, although it is clear that she and Deadpool are still in contact. She appeared in Cable & Deadpool #36, where Wade approaches her to validate his plan to restore his reputation by battling Taskmaster. Deadpool sends her a braille invitation to his marriage with Shiklah: however, due to a mishap with Wade's less-than-perfect grasp of braille, she goes to a gang funeral instead, utterly oblivious to her error.

She appeared in Thunderbolts #10, in which she helps Deadpool and Agent Venom to find the location of Dr. Vanko. In keeping with the humorous tone of Deadpool's stories, Al's personality was not what one would expect from an imprisoned old blind woman, she exhibits toughness, is cynical in the extreme, is able to beat the wisecracking title character in a battle of insults. When they matched wits, Al got the better of Deadpool, making his pranks backfire and treating him like a spoiled child. Al once sabotaged all of Deadpool's weapons, her rationale being that his death would be the worst-case scenario, she wouldn't have to worry about retaliation. Despite their antagonistic relationship, Blind Al showed that she genuinely cared for Wade, as when she refused to leave him after being granted her freedom, baked him a cake when he attempted to become a hero. Deadpool gave Al Deuce the Devil Dog (which Weas

Christine Cooper

Christine Cooper is a British accounting academic. She holds a Chair in Accounting at the University of Edinburgh Business School and is co-editor-in-chief of Critical Perspectives on Accounting, her research examines the economic and social impact of accounting. Cooper holds a PhD in accounting from the University of Strathclyde, she did her BA at the University of Greenwich and her MSc in accounting and finance at the London School of Economics. During her doctoral studies, she taught at Erith College of Technology. After obtaining her PhD, with a dissertation entitled "The Impact of Accounting on Our Everyday Lives", she took a position as lecturer at Ealing College of Higher Education. A year she moved to Middlesex University, where she stayed for three years. In 1988, she moved to the Strathclyde Business School. In 2018, she was appointed Chair in Accounting at the University of Edinburgh School of Business. Cooper's research draws on Marx and other social theorists to examine the economic and social impact of accounting on our daily lives.

Her published research has covered: Social and environmental accounting Accounting and gender Privatization Deskilling of accountants and bookkeepers Insolvency and accountability Financial innovation in the charitable sector Neoliberal governance. Cooper's most cited paper, "The Non and Nom of Accounting for other Nature," offers a feminist critique of accounting its capacity to function as a tool for reporting on environmental performance; the article follows Hélène Cixous in adopting the word "feminine" rather than "feminist," in order to challenge what Cooper sees as the masculine symbolic structures of accounting. The article has been cited according to Google Scholar. In addition to serving as co-editor-in-chief of Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Cooper sits on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed academic journals, including: Accounting and Society Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal Sustainability Accounting and Policy Journal Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management Accounting Forum The following articles have each been cited over 100 times, according to Google Scholar: Cooper, C..

The Non and Nom of Accounting for other Nature. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 5. Cooper, C.. Ideology and accounting discourse: A case study of the National Union of Journalists. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 6, 175-209. Cooper, C. & Taylor, P.. From Taylorism to Ms Taylor: The transformation of the accounting craft. Accounting and Society, 25, 555-578. Sikka, P. Puxty, A. Willmott, H. & Cooper, C..'The impossibility of eliminating the expectations gap: Some theory and evidence. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 9, 299-330. Lifetime Achievement Award, British Accounting and Finance Association 2012 Mary Parker Follett Award, for "Vulgate accountability: Insights from the field of football" with Joanne Johnston. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 25, 602-634. Faculty profile of Christine Cooper, University of Edinburgh Business School Critical Perspectives on Accounting

South African College of Music

The South African College of Music, abbreviated as SACM, is a department of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Cape Town. It is located on the University's Lower Campus in Cape Town; the South African College of Music offers training in a range of orchestral instruments, voice, African music and jazz. The College boasts several string, wind and percussion ensembles as well as choirs, a symphony orchestra and a big band. In addition the Opera School annually presents a season of opera performances. All students are required either to play in the orchestras or bands or sing in the choirs, at the discretion of the Director. Students who complete diploma or degree courses are ready to enter the profession of music either as teachers, singers or instrumentalists in Western Classical Music, Jazz Studies or African Music and Dance. Careers open to diplomates and graduates include orchestral playing and oratorio singing, programme compiling for broadcasting networks, librarianship and education.

The wide range of postgraduate programmes offered includes: ethnomusicology. The South African College of Music was founded by a group of musicians led by Madame Apolline Niay-Darroll and opened in 1910 in Strand Street, Cape Town, with six students. In 1912 Mr William Henry Bell was appointed Principal and, in 1914, the SACM moved to larger premises in Stal Plein. In 1920 Mr Bell was made Professor of Music at the University of Cape Town, where he held classes for degree courses. In 1923 the SACM was incorporated into the University and Professor Bell became Dean of the Faculty of Music. In 1999 the Faculty of Music was absorbed into the Faculty of Humanities. Strubenholm the private residence in Rosebank of Henry Struben, has been home to the SACM since 1925, it now houses administrative offices and lecture rooms as well as an exhibition hall for the world-renowned Kirby Collection of African and Asian instruments. Two new buildings, linked to Strubenholm, were completed at the end of 1972; these contain the 160-seat Chisholm Recital Room.

H. Bell Music Library, which houses a range of reference and text books, periodicals and records. In addition there are a listening laboratory; the 638-seat Concert Hall in the adjacent Baxter Theatre complex, with its outstanding Von Beckerath organ, is an important performing and teaching venue for the SACM. SACM Website University of Cape Town Website W. H. Bell Music Library Baxter Theatre Centre

St. Ignatius Hospital

St. Ignatius Hospital is a former manor hospital located in Colfax, United States, established in 1892 by the Sisters of Providence. St. Ignatius Hospital was built in 1892 from Montreal; the hospital was in operation until 1966, when it was shut down after the opening of Whitman Community Hospital. The property served as an assisted living home until 2000. In 2003, the building was shut down and abandoned. In 2015, the hospital was opened based on claims that the site is haunted. According to a 2017 report, the tours earned over $30,000 between 2015 and 2016, the proceeds of which go to the Colfax Chamber of Commerce; the hospital was featured in an episode of the television series Paranormal Lockdown in 2017. The paranormal reality television Ghost Adventures covered the story of the St. Ignatius Hospital, in the episode, "St. Ignatius Hospital". Photo album of St. Ignatius Hospital via Washington State Trust