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Oxford High School (Michigan)

Oxford High School is a public secondary institution located in Oxford, Michigan within the Oxford Community Schools district. The school draws from an area of The Village of Oxford and Oxford Township, as well as portions of Orion Township, Dryden Township, Metamora Township and Addison Township; the current site for Oxford High School opened in 2004. Prior to that, the current site was a middle school; when renovations were completed, the middle school and high school swapped buildings, with the middle school now located in the old high school building on Lakeville Road. Since opening the most recent building in 2004, OHS has added over 500 students to its enrollment. Oxford High School is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School for the Diploma Programme. Oxford High School offers 24 different varsity sports. Teams participate in the Oakland Activities Association, a high school athletic conference whose member schools have similar enrollments and are all located in the Oakland County area.

The statewide class designation is "Division 1" or "Class A". The primary mascot for Oxford Schools is the Wildcat. Both the high school and the middle school have teams which are referred to as the "Oxford Wildcats". Oxford's chief rival is Lake Orion, located directly in the township to the south, connected by M-24. In football, the two teams compete for the "Double-O" rivalry trophy; the teams had competed annually from at least 1950 until 1983, when Oxford moved to the Flint Metro League. During FML play, Oxford's chief rivals were Lapeer East High School and Lapeer West High School, located in Lapeer 15 miles north of Oxford on M-24. Prior to the 2010-2011 year, Oxford High School moved from the Flint Metro League, where it had been a member school since 1983, to the Oakland Activities Association. Reasons cited for the move included geographic considerations. Urban sprawl in Metro Detroit over the years had brought Oxford in from the rural–urban fringe and closer in-line with the greater Detroit area like much of the OAA, rather than the Flint area.

As a result of the move, the sports rivalry with Lake Orion resumed after a 27-year hiatus. Oxford has won state championships in boys track and wrestling. Oxford has won multiple state championships with their Equestrian Team. In 2011, Oxford athletics installed blue-colored artificial turf for the football stadium at a cost of $400,000, to be paid for with private donations; the turf was to be paid for with public bonds, however the millage failed to pass voters. The AstroTurf made headlines when it was revealed that several athletics boosters had put their personal homes up as collateral for the purchase of the field; when initial fundraising efforts came up short, the boosters were hit with a $300,000 balance and were in danger of defaulting. An agreement was reached between the boosters and AstroTurf that allowed for an extended payback period; the turf made headlines when Boise State University notified Oxford that they held a trademark on the term "Blue Turf" for their field at Albertsons Stadium.

Therefore, Oxford could not continue calling their field "blue turf", but instead could use the terms "navy turf", "Oxford blue turf", or "true blue turf". Jim Bates, 1964, former professional football coach Eric Ghiaciuc, 2000, former professional football player Mike Lantry, 1966, former University of Michigan football kicker Zach Line, 2008, professional football player Dave Rayner, 2001, former professional football player Oxford Schools: Oxford High School

Wirginia Maixner

Wirginia June Maixner is an Australian neurosurgeon and the director of neurosurgery at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. She is known for having performed the first auditory brainstem implant on a child in Australia in 2007, having separated the conjoined twins and Krishna in 2009. Maixner grew up on Sydney's northern beaches, her father was her mother, a public servant. Inspired by her aunt, Australia's first female flying doctor, she pursued a career in medicine and surgery. Maixner attended Sancta Sophia College, University of Sydney, in 1986 graduated from the University of Sydney's School of Medicine with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, she became the third woman accepted into the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons four-year neurosurgery training program. In the early 1990s, while half-way through her training, she became pregnant with her daughter, she remained in the program and became the first person to be granted maternity leave by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Maixner went on to complete her training as a single parent and spent two years in Paris and Canada gaining international hospital experience. Maixner was appointed to the position of Director of the Royal Children's Hospital Neurosurgery Department in 2001, becoming one of the youngest neurosurgery department heads in Australia and the first female head of neurosurgery at the Children's Hospital. From October 2001 until July 2004 Maixner served on the Victorian Surgical Consultative Council, a special purpose council established in 2001 by the then-Minister of Health, John Thwaites, which reports to the Minister for Health and analyses and reports on preventable surgical deaths in Victoria, with the aim of improving the safety and quality of surgery in Victoria. In 2006, Maixner was credited with performing "ground-breaking" surgery when she operated on a three-year-old girl to stop seizures caused by a rare genetic condition. Maixner told media at the time. On 16 May 2007, Maixner worked with Rob Briggs, the medical director at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital's Cochlear Implant Clinic and using "pioneering technology" they performed the first auditory brainstem implant on a child in Australasia.

At the time, the surgery was hailed as an advancement that "could pave the way for revolutionary advances in medicine". Between 30–31 August 2009, Maixner presented at the XIV World Congress of Neurological Surgery in Boston, Massachusetts as a faculty member of the "Pediatric Neurosurgery: An Overview with Sub-specialty Applications" program and as a panelist on the "Chiari Type I Malformation in Children" discussion panel. On 16 and 17 November 2009, Maixner led a team of 16 neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, other specialist medical staff at the Royal Children's Hospital in the 32-hour "groundbreaking surgery" to separate three-year-old Bangladeshi conjoined twins and Krishna; the twins were found in 2007 by two Australian Aid volunteers in Mother Teresa's orphanage in Dhaka and brought to Australia by Moira Kelly and the Children First Foundation for life saving medical treatment, which involved a series of operations in January, March, May and November 2008 and January and August 2009, in preparation for the final separation in November 2009.

Maixner had performed four major operations on the twins to separate and close shared blood vessels and insert tissue expanders and prior to the final surgery, she gave the twins a 25 percent chance of surviving the operation, a 25 percent chance of dying and a 50 percent chance of suffering "catastrophic" brain damage, but without surgical intervention, both children would die. On 19 November 2009, Maixner told the press. Krishna began to wake up on 20 November 2009. On 21 December 2009, five weeks after the surgery to separate the twins, they were released from the hospital. On 26 November 2009, Maixner and other members of the medical and surgical team who cared for Trishna and Krishna were honoured with a civic reception hosted at Government House in Melbourne by Governor of Victoria, David de Kretser and Premier John Brumby. Maixner and fellow Royal Children's Hospital neurosurgeon Alison Wray sat for Australian artist Raelene Sharp in December 2009. Sharp's portrait of the surgeons was submitted to the Australian portrait competition, the Archibald Prize.

The competition carries a A$50,000 prize. Maixner was featured in a photo shoot by The Australian Women's Weekly in December 2009. Maixner, Wirginia J. and Cinalli, Sainte-Rose, Pediatric Hydrocephalus, Springer, USA, 9 November 2004, ISBN 88-470-0225-7 Maixner, Wirginia. K..

Master Death

Master Death was a Yugoslav adventure/fantasy comic strip about the masked hero of the same name, created by artist Đorđe Lobačev. Master Death appeared in four stories published in comic magazine Mikijevo carstvo from 1939 to 1940. Master Death is considered one of the most notable titles of the "Golden Age of Serbian Comics". Master Death was created by artist Đorđe Lobačev; the first Master Death story was published in comic magazine Mikijevo carstvo in November 1939. In his first adventure, the title character leaves to the front to help the wounded. Comic book artist and historian Zdravko Zupan and writer Slavko Draginčić described this as Lobačev's "personal resistance to war and its horrors". Master Death was published in sequels in Mikijevo carstvo throughout 1939 and 1940. Four Master Death stories were published: "Gospodar smrti" "Gospodar smrti" "Tajanstvena pustolovka" "Avion smrti" The story of Master Death begins in 1217, in Scotland. A girl condemned to be burned at the stake lays a curse on the nobleman Sir Wilfred and the next 20 generations of his descendants.

In 1939, Wilfred's descendant Sir Reginald is preparing his wedding, while passing the bridge on which the girl was burned seven centuries ago, his fiancée gets struck by lightning and dies. Reginald decides to leave the life of riches: he burns his castle down and takes an oath to spend the rest of his life fighting evil and protecting the innocent, wearing a mask of Death. With every good deed he lifts a part of the curse

Leopoldo Girelli

Leopoldo Girelli is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church, Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and to Cyprus as well as Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine, since 2017. He served as Apostolic Nuncio to Indonesia, East Timor, Singapore. Girelli was born in Predore, Province of Bergamo, Italy on 13 March 1953, he was incardinated in the diocese of Bergamo. He graduated in Theology. To prepare for the diplomatic service, he completed the course of study at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in 1984, he entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on 13 July 1987 and worked in the papal diplomatic missions in Cameroon and New Zealand and at the Section for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State, in the Apostolic Nunciature to the United States where he held the rank of Counsellor. On 13 April 2006 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Apostolic Nuncio to Indonesia and Titular Archbishop of Capreae, he was consecrated bishop on 17 June, with Cardinal Angelo Sodano as principal consecrator.

On 10 October 2006 he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to East Timor in addition to his duties as Apostolic Nuncio to Indonesia. On 13 January 2011 he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore, Apostolic Delegate to Malaysia and to Brunei Darussalam, non-residential papal representative for Vietnam, he was the first papal representative appointed for Vietnam since the expulsion of the resident Apostolic Delegate in 1975. On 18 June 2011 Girelli was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. On 16 January 2013, he was replaced in several of these positions, retaining only his title in Singapore and Vietnam. On 13 September 2017, Pope Francis appointed Girelli Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine. Two days Girelli was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Cyprus

Transflective liquid-crystal display

A transflective liquid-crystal display is a liquid-crystal display with an optical layer that reflects and transmits light. Under bright illumination the display acts as a reflective display with the contrast being constant with illuminance. However, under dim and dark ambient situations the light from a backlight is transmitted through the transflective layer to provide light for the display; the transflective layer is called a transflector. It is made from a sheet polymer, it is not specular. An application is digital LCD wristwatches. In dim ambient light or at night a backlight allows reading of the display in its transmissive mode. Digital time displays in alarm clocks for bedrooms may work this way; the backlighting is dim. Some 21st century smartwatches such as the Pebble Smartwatch and the Amazfit Stratos use transflective LCDs; when an illuminance sensor is added for control of the backlight, such a transflective LCD can be read over a wide range of illuminance levels. This technique is found in automotive instrumentation.

In portable electronic devices the transflective mode of operation helps to save battery charge, since in bright environments no backlighting is required. Some displays that transmit light and have minor reflectivity are best readable in the dark and readable in bright sunlight, but only under a particular angle. Under exposure to direct daylight, the image on non-reflective displays will wash out. Display manufacturers label their transflective screens under a variety of trade names: BE+: SolarbON Boe Hydis: Viewiz Motion Computing: View Anywhere LG Display: Shine-Out NEC Displays: ST-NLT DEMCO CSI: SOLARBON Pixel Qi: 3Qi Panasonic: CircuLumin Dell: DirectVue or DirectView. Motorola Mobility: AnyLight Anti-reflective screen Close up views of transflective pixel structure Transmissive LCD vs Reflective LCD vs Transflective LCD What Optical LCD Display Module Modes Mean: Reflective and Transflective Which is better: Transflective tft VS High Brightness TFT