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Saint Andrew's School, Singapore

St. Andrew's School is a family of schools in Singapore, affiliated to each other as well as to the Anglican Diocese of Singapore, it comprises St. Andrew's Junior School, St. Andrew's Secondary School and St. Andrew's Junior College; the schools are referred to as The Saints' Family. Together, the three schools offer primary and pre-university education, having an enrolment of 4000 to 5000 students. SAJS and SASS are located in the Woodsville Campus, while SAJC is located across the Kallang River in the Potong Pasir Campus. Both campuses are linked to each other by the Jacob Ballas Bridge; the junior and secondary schools have always only admitted male pupils, but female pupils were admitted to the pre-university or'A' level classes when they were run from the senior school previously. St Andrew's Junior College has always been co-educational since being separated from the secondary school; the school is affiliated with other Anglican and Presbyterian schools in Singapore, including St Margaret's Primary School, St Margaret's Secondary School, St Hilda's Primary School, St Hilda's Secondary School, the Anglican High School, Presbyterian High School and Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School.

The name of the school is abbreviated as SA, or sometimes as SAS. Its pupils and alumni are referred to as Saints; the alumni for all former students of St. Andrew's School is St. Andrew's Alumni, was formed in 1921. SAS was founded on 8 September 1862 by the Revd Edward Sherman Venn through adopting a private institution owned by Sim Quee and Tye Kim in Chin Chew Street, in Singapore; the Anglican missionary led by Venn funded the school. Sim Quee and Tye Kim remained as headmasters of their school; this was unusual for the day as most missionary schools were not headed by Asians. The school was known as the St Andrew's Church of England Mission School. On 10 September 1863, the School moved to Upper Hokkien Street because of the need for a better building and more space for the growing School. Soon after, Mr Cheok Loy Fatt was appointed the Headmaster. After a couple of years, the school suffered from financial difficulties, financial support was withdrawn in 1866. In 1872, the Colonial Chaplain Canon J.

A. Beccles applied to the Government for financial aid. Thus, on 22 May 1872, St Andrew's School became a grant-in-aid institution. In 1872, Canon Beccles was succeeded by the Revd George Frederick Hose as Colonial Chaplain. Meanwhile, the growing School moved to Victoria Street. Hose invited the Revd William Henry Gomes to act as School Superintendent, in which the School prospered and grew. During the early days at the Victoria Street site, both Hose and Gomes knew that the growth of the School would be hampered by poor accommodation, their hard work was rewarded by the Government giving the School a 4-acre piece of land on the Government Hill with a frontage on Stamford Road. The first building to go up was the Chapel in 1875 and in that same year, the School vacated its cramped premises in Victoria Street and moved into the Stamford Road site. Classes were held in the Chapel which became an important centre of public worship; the Revd J. Romanis Lee, who became headmaster from 1912, was a benefactor of the School as it acquired many of its modern characteristics during his period as headmaster.

He set about expanding the premises of the School and raised the status of the School from a second grade school to top grade in 1914, in which the school started to offer the Senior Cambridge Examination. He established a tradition of sports in the School. Mr Joseph Lee became headmaster in 1924 and the enrolment increased to 800. Lee established John Oxenham's poem "On" as the School Song; the first issue of the School Magazine, aptly called "Up and On", made its appearance in 1928. The Revd Reginald Keith Sorby Adams succeeded Lee as the next headmaster on 1 October 1934. By that time, St Andrew's became well known for its rugby; the need for a bigger area than the cramped site at Stamford Road had become a problem by the early 1930s. There were scarcely enough classrooms and there was no playing field for a School which showed so much enthusiasm and aptitude for outdoor games; this site became the site of the National Library of Singapore from 1960, before it moved to Victoria Street. In 1938, Woodsville Estate comprising 7.49 hectares of land, was purchased for $60,000.

Adams, assisted by Archdeacon Graham White, played a major role in the moving of the School to the Woodsville site, after rejecting two sites in Tanjong Katong and on Serangoon Road. The two-storey School buildings were completed and opened by S. W. Jones, the Officer Administering the Government, on 29 July 1940; the start of World War II in Singapore had the School closed. After the war, the School was the first to re-open; the school was divided into Lower School and Upper School. Until the arrival of Adams who had just been released from internment, Dr D. D. Chelliah acted as headmaster; as the School population grew, the School grew as well with the addition of another floor in 1952. The Lim Teck Kin Tower was added in that year. In 1955, the Lower School was renamed the Junior School, the Upper School was renamed Secondary School. In 1956, due to the rapid growth of the Junior School, it was further separated into two schools: Junior I and Junior II; each junior school was run by its own headmaster, but this changed from 196

Compagnie van De Moucheron

The Compagnie van De Moucheron was a pre-company and precursor of the Verenigde Oost Indische Compagnie from the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands, founded by Balthazar de Moucheron, a ship owner from Antwerp in the Southern Netherlands. After the fall of Antwerp he moved his business to Zeeland; the fleet of the Compagnie van De Moucheron was made up of three ships,'Ram','Schaap' and the pinasse'Lam' and was headed by Joris van Spilbergen. Its fleet left on 5 May 1601 and returned to the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands in 1604. A voorcompagnie is a company from the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands that traded with Asia between 1594 and 1602, before the smaller companies merged to form the Dutch East India Company; the pre-companies were financed by merchants from the Northern Netherlands and rich immigrants from the Southern Netherlands. Because of the deadly competition, the government forced the smaller trading companies to unite and form the East India Company, that on its turn received exclusive rights for the trade with Asia for the following 21 years.

This trading company was founded by Balthazar De Moucheron after many of his partners left his earlier Veerse Compagnie and joined the Company of Middelburg in founding the United company of Zeeland. In 1601 he sent Joris van Spilbergen with three ships, Ram and Lam, on a successful expedition to establish trade relations with the Kingdom of Kandy, they were to reach Atjeh. Van Spilbergen met the king of Kandy Vimala Dharma Suriya in 1602, discussed the possibility of trade in cinnamon; when van Spilbergen returned to Zeeland in 1604, carrying on board a treasure of rubies, topazes and a variety of other gemstones, which he received as a gift from the maharajah of Kandy, the independent companies of Holland and Zeeland had merged to form the Dutch East India Company. Sources: Unger, W. S. De oudste reizen van de Zeeuwen naar Oost-Indië. De Linschoten-Vereeniging LI. Den Haag: Martinus Nijhoff. Jonge, Jhr. Mr. J. K. J. de De opkomst van het Nederlandsch gezag in Oost-Indië, Eerste deel Den Haag: Martinus Nijhoff ’’De familie de Moucheron’’.

Rijksmuseum. URL bezocht op 12 April 2008. Wijnroks, E. H. Handel tussen Rusland en de Nederlanden, 1560–1640 Hilversum Gaastra, F. Geschiedenis van de VOC, p. 17-22. Witteveen, M. Een onderneming van landsbelang. De oprichting van de Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie in 1602 De VOC site: Voorcompagnieën geraadpleegd 5 September 2014 De VOC site: Tabel'Van Voorcompagnie naar VOC geraadpleegd 5 September 2014 COLONIALVOYAGE. COM'De expedities van de voorcompagniën' geraadpleegd 5 September 2014 Maritieme kalender 1598 geraadpleegd 5 September 2014 Maritieme kalender 1599 geraadpleegd 5 September 2014 Maritieme kalender 1600 geraadpleegd 5 September 2014 Maritieme kalender 1601 geraadpleegd 5 September 2014

The Cold Six Thousand

The Cold Six Thousand is a 2001 crime fiction novel by James Ellroy. It is the first sequel to American Tabloid in the Underworld USA Trilogy and continues many of the earlier novel's characters and plotlines, it follows three rogue American law-enforcement officials and their involvement in the turmoil of the 1960s. James Ellroy dedicated The Cold Six Thousand "To BILL STONER." The story begins on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, minutes after the John F. Kennedy assassination, continues for five years. Ward Littell, former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent turned high-powered Mafia lawyer, arrives in Dallas with J. Edgar Hoover's blessing to "manage" the investigation and ensure a consensus: Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. Pete Bondurant, whom Littell once arrested, but now is an uneasy friend and partner, is a veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency's war against Fidel Castro and now the point-man for the Mafia's Las Vegas operations. Wayne Tedrow, Jr. a US Army veteran and Las Vegas Police Department officer, is paid six thousand dollars to fly to Dallas and murder Wendell Durfee, a black pimp who has offended the casinos, is thus thrust into the assassination's aftermath.

As the tension over race relations and the Vietnam War builds and explodes throughout the decade, all three become involved in plots to kill Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy; the Cold Six Thousand has a structure similar to that of American Tabloid. As in American Tabloid, the chapters are divided into named Parts, each chapter is numbered and identified by location and date; the action of the book is sequential, as the dates indicate. Each chapter has a limited third person narrative voice from the point of view of one of the three main characters. Interspersed between many chapters are "document inserts" reproducing newspaper clippings and transcripts of telephone calls. Flashbacks only in the present tense memory of the protagonists; the stylized prose used in the main chapters builds upon the style used in American Tabloid. Of the novel's style, Ellroy noted: The style I developed for The Cold Six Thousand is a direct, shorter-rather-than-longer sentence style that's declarative and ugly and right there, punching you in the nards.

It was appropriate for that book, that book only, because it's the 1960s. It's the story of reactionaries in America during that time a novel of racism and thus the racial invective, the overall bluntness and ugliness of the language. In 2002, it was reported that Bruce Willis optioned the rights to produce and star in a TV miniseries based on American Tabloid and The Cold Six-Thousand. Willis's option expired before production began. In 2008, Daily Variety reported that HBO and Tom Hanks's production company, were developing Tabloid and Six Thousand for either a mini-series or ongoing series. Screenwriter Kirk Ellis was said to be drafting a screenplay for the potential series

Denver and Rio Grande Western Depot (Salt Lake City)

The Denver and Rio Grande Western Depot referred to as the Rio Grande Depot, is a former train station on the western edge of Downtown Salt Lake City. The depot was constructed by the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad in 1910 at a cost of US$750,000; the depot was the main jewel of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, was designed by Chicago architect Henry Schlacks, best known in Chicago for his design of churches, but had designed the Denver and Rio Grande Depot in Grand Junction, for the railroad. It was intended to surpass the nearby Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot, built the previous year for US$300,000. Schlacks's relationship with D&RG was fraught with antagonism over his pay, which led to delay in the depot's construction. One interesting, ironic, point was that Schlacks's brother was D&RG's vice president; the depot was built with elements of Renaissance Beaux Arts. The high-arched windows at the center were installed with green glass to keep the waiting area cool; the depot included a restaurant, a men's smoking room and a women's lounge.

There was a telegraph office and a souvenir/snack bar. The depot opened Salt Lake City to a new influx of immigrants; the depot was a central point in shipping soldiers off to war in both World War I and World War II. The rise of highway auto travel in the 1950s struck a blow to rail travel and service at the depot dwindled; the depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The State of Utah purchased the depot in 1977 for US$1 and the building is home to the Utah State Historical Society and its research center, the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts, as well as the Rio Gallery. From 1986 to 1999, the depot served as Salt Lake City's Amtrak station, replacing the Union Pacific Depot, it was served by the California Zephyr, Desert Wind, Pioneer trains, with the latter two having been discontinued in 1997. The California Zephyr runs once daily between Emeryville, California; the former Desert Wind ran daily from Chicago to Los Angeles, the former Pioneer ran daily Chicago to Seattle.

By 1999, Amtrak had moved to the Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub, after which the tracks near the depot were permanently removed. Buildings and sites of Salt Lake City National Register of Historic Places listings in Salt Lake City Yule marble Johnson, B.. "One Building's Life: A History of Salt Lake City's Denver and Rio Grande Depot". Utah Historical Quarterly. 78. Pp. 196–217. Salt Lake City Amtrak Station, with former Rio Grande & Union Pacific Stations Utah State Historical Society - Rio Grande Depot

Senna Ušić-Jogunica

Senna Ušic-Jogunica is a Croatian volleyball player. She is a member of the Croatia women's national volleyball team and played for Eczacıbaşı Istanbul in 2014, she was part of the Croatian national team at the 2010 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship in Japan. At the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship in Italy, at the 2015 FIVB World Grand Prix. Ušic-Jogunica took part in the 2003 Youth European champion and was 2004 Croatian national cup champion with Ok Azena. With Pallavolo Sirio Perugia, she won the 2005 CEV European Champions League, 2005 Italian national cup, 2006 Italian supercup, 2006 Italian national cup, 2006 Italian national championship serie A1 and the 2006 CEV Cup. In 2009 she won the Mediterranean Games bronze medal with the Croatian national team. With Scavollini Pesaro she won the 2010 Italian super cup and the 2010 Italian national championship serie A1, she played with the Turkish club Eczacibasi Istanbul, winning the 2011 Turkish national supercup winner and the 2012 Turkish national cup and the 2012 Turkish national championship.

She moved to China, played with Shanghai Volleyball, winning with this team the 2014 Chinese national championship division second place and the 2015 Chinese national championship bronze medal. AZENA Velika Gorica Sirio Perugia Pioneer Red Wings Pallavolo Cesena Scavolini Pesaro Eczacıbaşı Istanbul Shanghai Pallavolo Scandicci Shanghai

Conan of Cimmeria

Conan of Cimmeria is a collection of eight fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories were published in various fantasy magazines; the book was first published in paperback by Lancer Books in 1969, reprinted in 1970, 1972 and 1973. After the bankruptcy of Lancer, publication was taken over by Ace Books, its first edition was published in May 1977, was reprinted in August 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1990 and 1993. The first British edition was published by Sphere Books in 1974, was reprinted in 1976 and 1987; the book has been translated into German, Spanish, Dutch and Italian. It was gathered together with Conan and Conan the Freebooter into the omnibus collection The Conan Chronicles. "Introduction" "The Curse of the Monolith" "The Blood-Stained God" "The Frost Giant's Daughter" "The Lair of the Ice Worm" "Queen of the Black Coast" "The Vale of Lost Women" "The Castle of Terror" "The Snout in the Dark" In a number of episodes Conan, now in his mid to late twenties, is followed from the end of his career as a mercenary soldier for King Yildiz of Turan to his initial adventures in the black kingdoms of Kush.

In between, he visits the far north. Soon, Conan journeys southward where, in Argos, he gets his first taste of life as a sea rover as the right-hand man of the pirate queen Bêlit. Chronologically, the eight short stories collected as Conan of Cimmeria fall between Conan and Conan the Freebooter. Fantastic Fiction entry for Conan of Cimmeria Conan of Cimmeria Review