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Philip Tagg

Philip Tagg is a British musicologist and educator. He is co-founder of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music and author of several influential books on popular music and music semiotics. Tagg attended The Leys School in Cambridge in 1957–1962, he has mentioned his organ teacher, Ken Naylor, as influential on his development as a musician and thinker. He studied Music at the University of Cambridge, thereafter Education at the University of Manchester. Tagg had some success as a choral composer during these early years. For example, on Trinity Sunday 1963, Tagg’s anthem Duo Seraphim was performed at Matins by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge under David Willcocks, his Preces and Responses were broadcast by the BBC from the Edington Festival in 1964. Tagg worked as volunteer at the Aldeburgh Festival in 1963. During this period he played piano in a Scottish country dance ensemble, as well as in two pop-rock/soul/R&B bands. Dismayed at the prospect of becoming a music teacher in 1966, Tagg moved to Sweden where he taught English in Filipstad while running a youth club and playing keyboards in two local bands.

Deciding to retrain as a language teacher, Tagg attended the University of Göteborg, while both singing in and arranging for Göteborgs Kammarkör. In 1969 he met Swedish musicologist Jan Ling who, realising that Tagg had experience in both the classical and popular spheres, asked him to help with the new music teacher training programme that the Swedish government had asked Ling to set up in Göteborg. At SÄMUS, at the Department of Musicology of the University of Göteborg, Tagg taught Keyboard Accompaniment, Music Theory, Music & Society. Problems encountered in this work provoked him to develop analysis methods addressing the specificities of structure and meaning in various types popular music, e.g. the “Kojak thesis” and the reception tests at the basis of his book Ten Little Title Tunes. Tagg was at this time songwriter and keyboard player in the left-wing “rock cabaret” band Röda Kapellet. In June 1981 he co-organised, together with Gerard Kempers and David Horn, the first international conference on popular music studies in Amsterdam, as a result of which IASPM was formed.

In April 1991, Tagg returned to the UK where he established the basis of what became EPMOW. In 1993 he was appointed Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Popular Music of the University of Liverpool, until 2002, he taught such subjects as Popular Music Analysis and the Moving Image and History of Popular Music. In 2000 Bob Clarida and Philip Tagg set up the Mass Media Music Scholars' Press as a not-for-profit corporation registered in the state of New York, its purpose is, using Fair Use legislation, to disseminate scholarly musicological writings on music in the mass media. Dismayed by the increasing rigidity of the UK's managerialist university system, Tagg moved once again in 2002, this time to take up a professorship at the Université de Montréal where his main brief was to establish popular music studies in the university's Faculté de musique. In January 2010 he returned as a pensioner to the UK, since when he has been writing books and producing his “edutainment videos”. Tagg is Visiting Professor of Music at Leeds Beckett University and the University of Salford.

He is one of the main figures behind the foundation of the Network for the Inclusion of Music in Music Studies in January 2015. Tagg is best known for his work in the field of music analysis. Using pieces of popular music as analysis objects, he stresses the importance of non-notatable parameters of expression and of vernacular perception in understanding "how music communicates what to whom with what effect" in today's world, he has adapted Charles Seeger's notion of the museme to demonstrate how combinations of such units are used to create both syncritic structures inside the extended present, diatactical ones over time. These combinatory structures can be understood, he argues, with the help of an overall sign typology consisting of anaphones, style flags and episodic markers; the semiotic theory is Peircean but it draws on Umberto Eco's theories of connotation. The actual analysis method is based on both metamusical information about the analysis object to arrive at paramusical fields of connotation, on intertextuality.

The latter involves identifying sounds observed in the analysis object with sounds in other music – interobjective comparison material – and in connecting that IOCM with its own PMFCs. Tagg argues that this sort of music semiotics is musogenic, not logogenic, i.e. suited to expression in music rather than in words, that the combination of intersubjective and interobjective procedures can, inside a given cultural context, provide reliable insights into the mediation of meaning through music. In 2011 Tagg started working for the reform of music theory terminology on two fronts, his views are: that conventional music theory terminology, based on the euroclassical and jazz repertoires, is both inaccurate and ethnocentric – he cites the widespread use of “tonality” to denote just one type of tonality and its simultaneous conceptual opposition to both “atonality” and “modality” as one example of the problem.

Queensland Country Championships

The Queensland Country Championships known as the Graincorp Country Championship, is a rugby union competition for teams from regions of Queensland outside of Brisbane. The Queensland Country Rugby Union administers the competitions at Colts levels. Eleven country sub-unions are grouped into three regional divisions in Northern and Southern Queensland for the championships; the first Queensland rugby tournament was the Country Week carnival hosted by the QRU in 1902. Teams from Warwick, Bundaberg, Maryborough and Gympie, travelled to Brisbane to take part in the mtaches. Combined regional teams played off against each other for selection in the Country representative teams to play Brisbane's A and B sides. For the 1903 tournament, additional visiting teams were added from Mount Morgan, Charters Towers and Ravenswood. Combined Country's first win over Brisbane came in 1908. After 1908, the Country Week competitions became infrequent following the introduction of rugby league. Rugby union came to a halt when war began in 1914.

The QRU was not re-established until 1928–29, after the game had lost a lot of ground and was no longer played much in the country parts of Queensland. Country rugby languished for many years, did not start to develop again until the 1960s. After the Queensland Country Rugby Union's founding in 1965, a new Queensland Country team was chosen; the next year, trials to select the team were played and, in 1968, the first Queensland Country Carnival was held. First held in 1968 at Ballymore in Brisbane, the Country Carnivals continued annually through to 1982. In 1983, the country carnivals were replaced by a four-team regional State Championship which involved representative sides from Northern and Southern Queensland, as well as Brisbane competing for the XXXX Cup; the trophy itself had been introduced in 1978 but was contested by Brisbane clubs and teams from individual Queensland Country sub-unions including Gold Coast, Darling Downs and Rockhampton. Under the new format, the four teams played in a round-robin with the top two sides advancing to the final but this was revised after three wins in a row to Brisbane.

The XXXX Shield was introduced for country regional sides in 1986, who played each other home-and-away to win the Shield and the right to challenge Brisbane for the XXXX State Cup. In the Senior competition, Brisbane proved too strong for the other regions in the XXXX Cup, so the format was revised again after the 1987 season. A combined Queensland Country team challenged Brisbane in 1988 Cup and won, securing their first victory over Brisbane since 1978. After the 1991 season and the end of the XXXX Shield, region-based rugby with it, the Winfield Challenge, which had begun two seasons earlier in 1989, was the only competition open to senior representative teams from the country; the Winfield State Championship, as it became, was contested by clubs from Brisbane as well as by country sub-unions and the competition was dominated by the Brisbane clubs. The country teams did not always get to compete against each other either, so there were no recognised Queensland Country regional champions for the period from 1992 to 1995.

The Shield winners from 1986 to 1991, were considered country regional champions, the country regional XXXX Cup finalists from 1983 through to 1985 were considered as de facto country regional champions. The Incitec Country Championship, for senior teams and colts began in 1996. Seven sub-unions entered nine entered the under 19 championship. Gold Coast teams won both competitions in the inaugural year. In 1997 the Country Championship was separated into divisions for Northern and Southern Queensland. Home and away matches were played within each division, with winners playing-off for the Country Championship; this format continued through to 2010 – although, for reasons of cost, in some years no under 19s finals were contested. From 2011 onward, the three divisions remained, but teams representing each whole region were chosen to contest the championship. GrainCorp became the principal sponsor in 2014; the regional teams competing in the divisional stages of the 2014 championship were as follows: The Wide Bay team was reintroduced in 2011 and is selected from players in the Bundaberg and District Rugby Union, plus teams from Fraser Coast and South Burnett.

At the regional level, round-robin competitions are played amongst the sub-unions within each of the Northern and Southern divisions. Divisional champions in both Senior and Under 19 competitions are decided in each region. Representative sides for each of the three regions are selected to play in the Country Championships. Another simple round-robin competition is played to decide the Queensland Country Champions for both Senior and Under 19 competitions; the Queensland Country representative teams are selected based on the players' performances in this final stage. Notes Queensland Country Queensland Country Heelers Rugby union in Andy. "120 Years of Country Rugby 1882-2002". Queensland Rugby. Archived from the original on 20 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014. Horton, Peter. "Rugby Union Football in the Land of the Wallabies, 1874-1949: same game, different ethos". The International Journal of the History of Sport. 26: 1611–1629. Doi:10.1080/09523360903169925. Retrieved 6 May 2014

The Discovery (novel)

The Discovery is the 20th book in the Animorphs series, written by K. A. Applegate, it is narrated by Marco. It is the first book in the David trilogy. After failing miserably to pick up a girl at his locker, Marco is shocked to find a boy carrying the morphing cube, known as the Escafil Device. Marco introduces himself to the new boy and lamely tries to buy the box off him, but David ignores him. Marco tells Jake about it, both agree that the situation needs to be taken care of immediately, but that's not the only surprise in store for them. Erek the Chee tells them that a group of six G8 leaders are gathering at the Marriott Hotel resort on the city coast to discuss the problems in the Middle East. Erek tells them that the Yeerks are plotting to infest each leader, soon the most powerful nations in the world would be under Yeerk influence; the biggest problem is that one of these heads of state is a Controller. Now the Animorphs need two plans: one to retrieve the blue box, another to stop the Yeerks from taking over the world.

Marco and Rachel try to raid David's house in bird of prey morphs. It fails miserably. Tobias is knocked unconscious, Marco is attacked by David's cat, he and Rachel both get shot at by David with his BB gun; the next day at school, David tells Marco his ridiculous story about trained robber birds, discusses his plan to sell the blue box online. In addition, he tells Marco that someone has responded to his online notice and wants to buy it. Marco knows that the interested party is Visser Three, he skips the rest of the schoolday in order to stop the automatic E-mail David has set up from going out. During school, Marco takes Ax with him to stop David's E-mail from being sent. They're too late, due to David's computer's clock being an hour fast. Marco acquires Spawn, David's contraband, defanged cobra. Visser Three storms into David's house with a team of Hork-Bajir. A fight ensues between the Yeerks and the Animorphs. Rachel, in bear morph, rams David out the window, the Animorphs retreat; the Yeerks withdraw with David's father.

The Animorphs are unsure of. Although Ax draws attention to the fact that they can use the box to give him the power to morph, the Animorphs vote on whether or not to do it. Marco and Ax, despite the latter having brought up the possibility in the first place, decide that they cannot risk recruiting David, given his strange behavior and their lack of knowledge of him. Tobias votes to take him in out of moral concern and not just leaving him for the Yeerks, while Cassie and Rachel decide that David might be their ticket to recruiting more Animorphs in the future. Jake is left with the final vote, he sides with Rachel and Cassie. With Marco and Ax outvoted, they reveal to David the Yeerk invasion. From the beginning of his recruitment, David displays his eagerness to kill by attempting to kill Tobias after morphing into a golden eagle, he does not seem concerned enough about his parents being Controllers. On the way to the Marriott resort, David indiscriminately kills a crow, although he passes it off as his morph's instincts taking control.

As they near the resort, they spot the Blade Ship taking the Marine One helicopter hostage. The Animorphs, fearing that the Yeerks have captured the President of the United States, enter the Visser's ship; the Animorphs are discovered in cockroach morph, end up falling out of the Blade Ship, down into the ocean. David is introduced. David becomes an official member of the Animorphs team; this book begins to hint at David's reckless behavior. The front cover quote is, "Get ready. There's a brand-new Animorph...." The inside front cover quote is, "This is no snake in the grass...."

Tuxford North railway station

Tuxford North railway station once served the village of Tuxford in Nottinghamshire, England. There were three Tuxford stations, though none was near the centre of the village, they were: Tuxford North, the subject of this article Dukeries Junction, the next station south, about half a mile away, Tuxford Central, about a mile to the south west on a different line. The positions of the three stations are most seen in the "External Links", below; the station was opened in 1852 by the Great Northern Railway on its main line from King's Cross to Doncaster. The GNR became part of the LNER in 1923 British Railways on nationalisation in 1948; the station had two platforms and a signal box simply named "Tuxford", which controlled the Lincoln Road level crossing north of the station. The road is now the A6075 and the level crossing has been replaced by a bridge which crosses the busy tracks to the south; the station has since been razed to the ground. The tracks through the station site are now part of the electrified East Coast Main Line.

For 45 years from opening until 1897 the GNR station was the only Tuxford station. Local trains called. In 1897 the LD&ECR opened its line from Chesterfield Market Place to Lincoln and turned Tuxford into something of a railway village overnight, by adding two extra stations, a locomotive works, an engine shed, two marshalling yards and a north-to-west connection between the two lines, they built earthworks for a south-to-west connection, but tracks were never laid. Tuxford's three stations were connected. However, it was only possible to catch trains along two sides of the triangle, i.e. between: Tuxford Central and the high level platforms at Dukeries Junction. Traffic along the third side of the triangle between Tuxford Central and Tuxford North was freight, supplemented by summer weekend excursions from the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire area to the Yorkshire coast. In 1922 five northbound trains a day called at Tuxford en route from Newark to Retford, where there were good connections west and east six southbound trains called heading for Newark, with connections east and west.

Of the five northbound stoppers, only two picked up at Dukeries Junction, except on Fridays when three picked up there. Three southbound trains called at Dukeries Junction, with a fourth on Fridays. Only one train in each direction called at Tuxford North on Sundays, on which days Dukeries Junction was closed. Tuxford North stuttered along until July 1955 and Tuxford Central until September 1955; the summer excursions continued to pass until 1964. The "third side of the triangle" which connected Tuxford North and Central was closed in 1969. Tracks through the site of Dukeries Junction's low level platforms were slewed when the East Coast Main Line was electrified, enabling trains to go faster; this erased any last trace of the low-level platforms. Unusually for those days, the high-level station buildings were removed in the 1950s; the line through the sites of Tuxford Central and the high level platforms at Dukeries Junction became redundant when High Marnham Power Station closed in 2003. Former Services All Tuxford Stations National Library of Scotland All Tuxford Stations npe Maps All Tuxford stations Rail Map Online Tuxford Stations and former signalboxes signalboxes


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Broad Street (Manhattan)

Broad Street is a narrow street located in the Financial District in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It stretches from South Street to Wall Street; the Broad Canal in New Amsterdam drawing from the East River, the canal was filled in 1676 after numerous fruit and vegetable vendors made it difficult for boats to enter the canal. Early establishments on Broad Street in the 1600s included the Fraunces Tavern and the Royal Exchange. On the area became the center of financial activity, all smaller buildings in turn were replaced with grand banks and stock exchange buildings. Most of the structures that stand today date from the turn of the 20th century, along with more modern buildings constructed after the 1950s. Broad Street in old New Amsterdam was named for the Broad Canal. An inlet from the East River, the canal was flanked by two solid ranks of three-story houses, with paths in front. Built during the administration of Peter Stuyvesant, the Broad Canal was the original Manhattan landing of the first ferry between Manhattan and Brooklyn the Fulton Ferry.

The Lovelace Tavern, in business from 1670 to 1706 and owned by the then-New York colonial governor Colonel Francis Lovelace, occupied part of the current site of 85 Broad Street. New York Mayor Stephanus van Cortlandt built his home in 1671 on Broad Street, on the future site of Fraunces Tavern. Built as a one-story building in 1675, the Royal Exchange was a covered marketplace located near the foot of Broad Street close to its intersection with Water Street. 30 Broad Street was once owned by the Dutch church which had erected the city’s second almshouse on the site before 1659. Broad Street was a canal first known as "Common Ditch" later "The Prince’s Ditch"; the canal was filled in 1676 because fruit and vegetable vendors, including Native Americans who came by canoe from Long Island, left the area littered, fewer and fewer water craft were small enough to use the canal. The paths in front of the rows of houses by the canal were paved in 1676 as well; the road was first paved in 1693. The street saw a lot of change as the centuries progressed from Dutch to British rule and independent America.

Among the tenants of Broad Street in the 18th century was bookseller Garrat Noel. The city's first firehouse for the New York City Fire Department was built in 1736 in front of City Hall on Broad Street. A year on December 16, 1737, the colony's General Assembly created the Volunteer Fire Department of the City of New York; the Broad Street building for the Fraunces Tavern was bought in 1762 by Samuel Fraunces, who converted the home into the popular tavern first named the Queen's Head. Before the American Revolution, the building was one of the meeting places of the secret society, the Sons of Liberty. In 1768, the New York Chamber of Commerce was founded by a meeting in the building. After a rebuilt in 1752 that added a meeting hall on the upper story, the Royal Exchange building was the location of the Chamber of Commerce in the City of New York from 1770 until the Revolutionary War; the United States District Court for the District of New York was one of the original 13 courts established by the Judiciary Act of 1789, it first sat at the Royal Exchange building on Broad Street.

The 1835 Great Fire of New York destroyed whatever historical buildings were left from the early times of New Amsterdam/New York. Much of the street was destroyed again in the Great New York City Fire of 1845. In the first two hours of the fire's spread, it reached a large multi-story warehouse occupied by Crocker & Warren on Broad Street, where a large quantity of combustible saltpeter was stored. In July 1863, the New York Draft Riot in Manhattan became the largest civil insurrection in American history apart from the Civil War. Upon the outbreak of this riot, Jacob B. Warlow and his police unit contended with a mob on Broad Street, with Warlow helping quell other riots throughout the city from his station house on Broad Street; as the area became the center of financial activity, all smaller buildings in turn were replaced with grand banks. Most of the structures that stand today date from the turn of the 20th century. A curb market of curbstone brokers became established on Broad Street in the mid-1800s, growing in part out of the Open Board of Brokers in a building on New Street established in 1864.

The Open Board was located at 16 and 18 Broad Street until 1869. After the Open Board joined the Consolidated Exchange, Open Board members specializing in unlisted stocks were left without "a roof over their heads and took to meeting casually in the course of the day in convenient lobbies in the district". In August 1865, a reporter described the curb market in front of the new exchange building on Broad Street. "There were at least a thousand people on the sidewalk and street... Buyer and seller and investor, operator and spectator and principal, met face to face, upon the curb and beneath the sweltering sun, opened their mouths wide and screamed all manner of seeming nonsense at each other, while their hats tipped far toward the small of their backs, their eyes strained fiercely and their arms waved wildly above their heads, from which rolled rivers of profuse perspiration." In 1877, a new organization the New-York Open Board of Stock Brokers commissioned the same building at 16 and 18 Broad Street used by the old Open Board.

The Mills Building was completed in 1882 as a 10-story structure that stood at 15 Broad Street and Exchange Place, with an L to 35 Wall Street. It adjoined the building, the home of Equitable