School colors

In the United States, school colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. Most schools have two colors, which are chosen to avoid conflicts with other schools with which the school competes in sports and other activities; the colors are worn to build morale among the teachers and pupils, as an expression of school spirit. School colors are found in pairs and no more than trios, though some professional teams use up to four colors in a set; the choice of colors follows the rule of tincture from heraldry, but exceptions to this rule are known. Common primary colors include orange, blue and green; these colors are either paired with a color representing a metal, or each other, such as "orange/blue", "red/green", or "blue/yellow". Pairing two metals, such as "black/white", "silver/gold", "black/gold", is a common practice; some American schools, in a display of patriotism, adopt the national colors of "red, white, or blue."In an effort to further establish identity and promote a standard, many institutions decree the use of specific shades of colors.

Maroon regarded as a darker shade of red, is a common primary color. Various shades of blue, from powder to Prussian, are in use; the shade of gold can vary even within an institution, from a vivid yellow to a more convincing gold. Black and gray are used as neutral colors for sets that do not otherwise adopt them; this practice is notable in basketball and professional baseball. Most competitive teams keep two sets of uniforms, with one emphasizing the primary color and the other emphasizing the secondary color. In some sports, such as American football, the primary color is emphasized on home uniforms, while uniforms for other sports, notably basketball, use the secondary or a neutral color at home; this is done to avoid confusing the two schools' colors. In addition, various groups that generate support for athletic teams, including cheerleaders and marching bands, wear uniforms with the colors of their school. At many private schools, or more traditional state schools, "school colors" are awards presented for achievement in a subject or a sport.

School colors have many non-athletic purposes as well. Members of a university's community will display them as a sign of support or spirit for their particular institution. During college or university ceremonies, those schools which award an academic hood to their students will abide by the American Council on Education guidelines and use the school colors on the inside and the disciplinary colors on the outside velvet trim; some doctoral robes will be in the colors of the university which granted the degree. British and Irish universities traditionally have an academic scarf in the university's colors long and patterned only with lengthwise stripes of varying widths. At collegiate universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and Lancaster, each college has its own colors and scarf. Other non-collegiate universities such as Glasgow and Newcastle have scarf colors for each faculty. Gang colors Colors Sports uniform Varsity letter

Jonathan Fanene

Jonathan David Fanene is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft, he played college football at College of the Utah. While attending the University of Utah, the Utes were able to win the 2005 Fiesta Bowl by defeating the University of Pittsburgh 35-7. At Utah, his jersey was number 91, he was a Sociology major. At the NFL Combine, Fanene had impressive scores. In the 40-yard dash, Fanene posted a 5.3 time. He completed a 410-pound bench press; the Bengals drafted Fanene with the 233rd overall pick in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Fanene was back living in American Samoa during the draft. Once Fanene arrived in Cincinnati, he received number 68; as a Bengal, Fanene was a teammate of another Samoan-born player. Fanene was quoted in the Cincinnati Post about the new members: "To be honest, it does make me more comfortable," said Fanene. "I'm used to being around different races but seeing the same nationality around you and having your friends from back home, it makes me happy to work with them."

Fanene was slowed by injuries including a hamstring injury in the off-season prior to the 2006 campaign. Fanene was able to play in four of the final five games of the 2006 season. On February 22, 2008, the Bengals and Fanene reached an agreement on a three-year extension. On March 14, 2012, Fanene signed with the New England Patriots for three years, $12 million with a $3.5 million signing bonus. He was released with a "failure to disclose physical condition" designation on August 21, 2012. Fanene had served as the Director of Women's Affairs, his employment was terminated by American Samoa's acting Lt. Gov Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga after Fanene was arrested for a May 26, 2019 incident where Fanene physically assaulted his wife and sister in front of his own son. Fanene is a member of a family with 12 children, is married to his wife Lorelei. Fanene resides in a small town across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, they have Truman. Fanene is of Samoan descent. Cincinnati Bengals bio

Tweed River (New South Wales)

The Tweed River is a river situated in the Northern Rivers district of New South Wales, Australia. It has a mature wave dominated, barrier estuary. From the middle reaches of its course, the state boundary between New South Wales and Queensland is located 10 kilometres north of the Tweed River; the river rises on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range. The river flows north east, joined by eight tributaries including the Oxley and Rous rivers before reaching its mouth at its confluence with the Coral Sea of the South Pacific Ocean, south of Point Danger. On its journey, it passes through the major urban centres of Tweed Heads; the river's drainage basin consists of the erosion caldera of the Tweed Volcano, a huge extinct volcano of which Mount Warning is the volcanic plug. The Tweed River area has high rainfall and fertile volcanic soils, it was covered by rainforest, much of, cleared. Some remains in reserves; the lowlands along the river are used for other crops. The surrounding Tweed Shire is a local government area of New South Wales.

Each year the river hosts a number of major aquatic events. The lower reaches of the Tweed River are a good recreational fishing site. Waterskiing, pleasure boating and rowing are other popular activities on the lower reaches of the river; the traditional custodian of the land surrounding the Tweed River are the Aboriginal people of the Tulgi-gin and Mooburra nations. Yugembah is one of the Australian Aboriginal languages in areas that include the Tweed River Valley, Gold Coast, Scenic Rim, Albert River, Beenleigh, Coomera, Logan River and Tamborine, within the local government boundaries of the City of Gold Coast, City of Logan, Scenic Rim Regional Council and the Tweed River Valley; the first European explorer to see the river was John Oxley, in 1823. As Surveyor General, Oxley made a close examination of the Tweed River and Port Curtis, sources connected that investigation, principally the manuscript journal kept by Oxley, the published Narrative of John Uniaeke, who accompanied Oxley; the following is an extract from Oxley's notebook entry for 31 October 1823: Fri.31 October At 3 made sail intending to anchor to the South of Point Danger.

At 5 passed close to a Bold Headland about 3 Miles North of Pt. D. On the South Side of this headland we had the satisfaction to discover a considerable river with an apparent clear entrance. Hove on for the purpose of anchoring between the Island and the Main land. At ½ past 5 passing too close to the Island we shoaled our "water to 2 ½ fms but instantly deepened to 5 fms. Anchored under the lee of the Island in 7 fms sandy Bottom being tolerably sheltered from the SSE round by the w to NE - the distance between the Island and the Main is about 50 chains, the point of the Main as well as the Island composed of regular Basaltic Pillars. To the South extends a Sandy Beach of about 3 ½ miles ending in a low sandy Point off which brakers seem to extend about ¾ of a mile. Soundings between the Island and the Main and found the deepest water 6 fms in mid channel rather including to the Mainland. Observed the River from the Mast head take a SW direction running through a moderately elevated country towards the Base of Mt. Warning.

John Uniack made the following relevant observations. Monday 27 October 1823: The wind being fair, we got under way, continued our course to the northward till Friday afternoon, when it shifted, came on to blow so hard, that we determined to run in shore and look out for anchorage. While running down for this place, we perceived the mouth of a large river about a mile and a half to the northward. Shortly afterwards, Mr. Stirling and I landed on the island with our guns; the rocks which formed the base was evidently of volcanic origin: it was of dark colour, full of small holes and hard, while on the western side many regular circular cavities, some of which were about four or five yards in diameter at top, tapered down towards the bottom, filled with round stones. One of these holes, in particular, had a communication underneath with the sea, at every returning surf threw up considerable quantities of water with a loud noise; the superincumbent rocks were basaltic, those of a small rock to the N.

W. of the island, as well as those of a bluff headland opposite on the main, were inferior only in extent to the Giant’s Causeway in the north of Ireland. John Uniack noted: "The little island under which we lay received the name of Turtle Island, in gratitude for the abundant supply of that fish which we procured from it. We gave the name of ‘Tweed’ to the river; the latitude of our anchorage is 28° 8' S. and its longitude 153° 31'" Captain Phillip Parker King had surveyed that portion of the coast in the proximity of Point Danger, although adverse weather conditions prevented his examining that portion too closely. His observations, as recorded on 22 and 23 May 1819, are as follows: 22; the next evening, Mount Warning was seen from the deck, although we wer