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St Beuno's Jesuit Spirituality Centre

St Beuno's Jesuit Spirituality Centre, known locally as St Beuno's College, is a spirituality and retreat centre in Tremeirchion, Wales. Built in 1847 and opened in 1848, it served as home for the Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins during his theology studies. In 2002 St Beuno's was categorised as a Welsh Historic Monument. In 1832, Following the Act of Catholic Emancipation of 1829, the Jesuits came to North Wales and founded St Winefride's Church in nearby Holywell, Flintshire. In 1846, Fr Randal Lythgoe, the Provincial of the Jesuits in Britain, visited Holywell and travelled around the around; when he came to Tremeirchion, to see some farm land that the Jesuits owned, he decided that this should be the site for a new college. The college would teach theology to Jesuits in training to be priests, it was decided to name the college after a local saint, St Beuno, instead of a saint associated with the Jesuits. St Beuno's was designed by the architect Joseph Aloysius Hansom, known for the Hansom cab.

He went on to design many churches for the Jesuits, such as the Oxford Oratory, St Walburge's Church in Preston, the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Spinkhill in 1846, St David's Church, Dalkeith in 1853, Annunciation Church, Chesterfield in 1854, St Joseph's Church, Leigh in 1855, the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, Manchester in 1871. The outside walls were made of stone, with Gothic gargoyles and stone carving, inside were broad corridors and large but simple rooms. In the late 1870s, the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins while studying to become a Jesuit priest, described the building, "It is built of limestone, decent outside, skimping within, Gothic like Lancing College done worse."Originally, St Beuno's College was a quadrangle enclosing a garden. On the west side of the quad was a basement corridor containing the recreation Room, two private rooms and the entrance Hall, above, a library, the rector's room and a parlour. On the south side, the highest part of the quadrangle, were three galleries which housed the teachers and the students.

On the north side was the refectory. 20 years after its construction, St Beuno's College needed to the extended to accommodate the increased numbers of Jesuits training there. Extra rooms in the attics were added and a new North Wing was built to the left of the tower. Heating for the lower floor was provided by heat from greenhouse below the west front being channelled into the house. Fresh water was provided from local streams and kept in tanks, which still exist above the terraces, food was grown locally both in the college's grounds and on the adjacent college farm; the college had its own gas works. There was a school built for local children. In 1926, the college ceased being a theology college; the Jesuit students were moved to Heythrop College in Oxfordshire. Instead, St Beuno's became a place of study for the last year of the tertianship. During the Second World War it was a place of refuge to many Jesuit novices who were sent from Manresa House in Roehampton and after the Blitz; when the war finished, it reverted to being a tertianship.

From 1970 the house had begun to open to religious sisters on first 8-day and 30-day retreats. During the 1970s, as those engaged in the tertianship became uneasy living in the countryside, the retreat work grew from strength to strength. In 1980, St Beuno's became a retreat centre. St Beuno's has a programme of retreats all the year round, from weekends to 30 days, it offers courses in Ignatian Spirituality from one to six months' duration. In 1862 the College was presented with a medieval cross by a Mr Hynde, who bought it for £5 from the Anglicans at Corpus Christi, Tremeirchion; the Tremeirchion Rood of Grace stood for 140 years on a plinth at the entrance to St Beuno's before being restored and translated back to Tremeirchion churchyard as a Millennium gift. It now stands beneath the yew. In 1866 the'Rock Chapel', was built on a wooded hill to the south of St Beuno's, it was designed by a Jesuit student, Ignatius Scoles, who had followed the footsteps of his father, Joseph John Scoles, trained as an architect before joining the Jesuits to become a priest.

He went on to design St Wilfrid's Church in Preston, Brickdam Cathedral and Georgetown City Hall in Guyana. Loyola House Jesuit formation Official site

61 Leonis

61 Leonis is a possible binary star system in the zodiac constellation of Leo. It is faintly visible to the naked eye, having an apparent visual magnitude of 4.73. The star is moving closer to the Sun with a heliocentric radial velocity of −12.7 km/s. It is located 580 light years from the Sun, as determined from its annual parallax shift of 5.58 mas. This is an evolved red giant star with a stellar classification of M0 III that Eggen listed as being on the asymptotic giant branch, it is a marginal barium star, showing an enhanced abundance of s-process elements in its outer atmosphere. This material may have been acquired during a previous mass transfer from a now white dwarf companion, or self-enriched by a dredge-up during the AGB process; the measured angular diameter after for limb darkening is 3.87±0.04 mas, which, at the estimated distance of this system yields a physical size of about 74.5 times the radius of the Sun.61 Leonis is a suspected variable star with apparent magnitude changing between 4.69 and 4.79.

The variability was reported in a 1966 photometric survey, but has not been confirmed by more recent photometry

Friendship Academy, Shreveport

Friendship Academy, Shreveport was a school on the west side of Shreveport, Louisiana with classes K-12. It operated from 1970 until 1985. 1969 Friendship Baptist Church School on Winderweedle Road west of Shreveport, Louisiana. 1970 West Shreveport Academy was founded by a group of families from the west side of Shreveport. 1971 WSA and Friendship Academy merged. 1971 First varsity girls and boys basketball teams 1973 First varsity football team 1985 Friendship Academy closed. Much of FA's history is documented in Eyrie, the school's yearbook, published annually during the school's existence; the campus was located at 6808 Jefferson Paige Road on the west side of Shreveport where the main classroom and administrative building was completed in 1970. Ground was broken for the gymnasium in the spring of 1972 and it was completed prior to the beginning of classes that fall. Falcon Field was completed in the fall of 1974 in time for FA to host its first home football game; the 73-74 football season games were played at State Fair Stadium Independence Stadium.

Friendship Academy students competed in literary rallies, speech tournaments and debates across the state. FA won the designation as "President" school at the 74-75 LISA Student Council Convention giving FA the honor of hosting the 75-76 statewide Council Convention March 27–29, 1976; the school fielded athletic teams at the high school, middle school and elementary school level, Football and boys basketball and boys track and field and boys tennis, boys baseball, girls softball, golf. Boys athletic teams were known as the Falcons. A Sports Wall of Fame was established in 1979 on a wall of the gymnasium; the wall featured student athletes. The criteria for members was to be an all state selection and be offered a college scholarship in their sport. Nine athletes listed below earned the honor from 1979 through the school's closing. 1979 Brent Belton All State Golf, Shreveport Amateur Champion, Centenary College, East Ridge Country Club Amateur champion 1980 Mike Hicks All State Basketball, Louisiana basketball All Star 1981, LSU Dirty Dozen top prospects, College of The Ozarks 1980 Suzanne Linn All State Basketball, Panola College 1983 Leslie Nelson All State Basketball, 1984 Louisiana All Star Game, 1982 Doug Doyal All State Football, State Champion Long Jump 1983, Northwestern State University1982 Eric Brakefield All State Basketball,1983 Louisiana All State Basketball, 1984 Louisiana All Star Game, Bossier Parish College 1982 Michael Moore All State Football, 1983 All State Football, 1984 Louisiana All Star Football Game, 1984 Track Champion 200 meters, Triple Jump, La.

Tech1982 David Bolen Second Team All State Football 1979 Mark Brown Track Champion 200 meters, 400 meters, 800, Southland Conference indoor Champion 400 meters Louisiana Tech1980 Dean Mayfield Golf state championship team and Centenary College 1975 - 1976 Willie Wood Golf All state United States amateur champion, Oklahoma State University, PGA tour Ruston Daily Leader, Louisiana All Star Game 1984. Shreveport Times All City football 1984, football recruiting 1983 Shreveport Journal Football Recruiting Class for Area Colleges 1982, 1983

Algonac State Park

Algonac State Park is a public recreation area covering 1,450 acres along the St. Clair River, two miles north of the city of Algonac in St. Clair County, Michigan; the state park's half mile of river frontage offers a view of passing international freighters. The park was established in 1937 with initial state acquisition of 373 acres of land. Over the next ten years, additional acquisitions increased the park size to 980 acres. Park development began in the 1940s. 83% of the park is undeveloped. The undeveloped portion encompasses significant "lakeplain" prairie and savannas, described as unique natural environments in Michigan; the park is home to 19 species classified by the state as endangered, threatened, or of special concern. The park offers shoreline walleye fishing, camping, cross-country skiing, shooting range, picnicking facilities, playground. Algonac State Park Michigan Department of Natural Resources Algonac State Park Map Michigan Department of Natural Resources Algonac State Park Protected Planet

Extras (novel)

Extras is a young adult science fiction novel written by Scott Westerfeld. The novel was published and released by Simon & Schuster on October 2, 2007, is a companion book to the Uglies series. However, Extras differs from its predecessors in that its protagonist is fifteen-year-old Aya Fuse, not Tally Youngblood. Despite the fact that Youngblood is not the main character, she still appears in the book's chapters in a major role; the book was received well by critics such as James Hynes. Three years after the events of Specials freed the world from the pretty lesions which forced them to be obedient, society is beginning to settle into a new form; each city has been forced to find a way of dealing with the new pressure on its resources, caused by the freed creativity of the inhabitants. In Japan, one city has chosen a "reputation economy", rewarding citizens either with merits for productive tasks which help the city, or with face rank, a measure of popularity; every inhabitant has their own feed and obsessively tracks their face rank, hoping to gain fame and lose their status as an "extra".

Aya Fuse tries to win fame as a "kicker", or amateur journalist, filming stories with her modified hovercam Moggle and posting them for the city to see. Aya Fuse is a young girl living in the futuristic city of Yokohama. One night, accompanied by her hovercam Moggle, she crashes a party in New Pretty Town hoping to track down a group she saw surfing a mag-lev train, a story which she believes will make her famous, she follows one of the group's members, Eden Maru, out of the party, but they nearly get away when she is distracted by Frizz Mizuno, a more beautiful and far more famous person who compliments Aya. Aya leaves without telling Frizz her full name, because she is embarrassed by her comparatively low face rank, she follows Eden into a cave, where she is ambushed by the mag-lev riders, who call themselves the Sly Girls. The group's leader Jai gives Aya a chance to join them, but to do so she is forced to drop Moggle into an underground lake; the next day, she visits her famous brother Hiro in New Pretty Town, another kicker, celebrating reaching the "top thousand" - a list of the thousand most famous people in the city.

Hiro and his friend Ren Machino refuse to believe Aya's tale of the Sly Girls, who are an urban legend in the city, but Ren, who designed Moggle, agrees to help Aya retrieve him. Aya happens upon a story about Frizz, discovering that he started a clique based around a brain surgery called Radical Honesty, which enforces honesty and makes a person unable to lie; that evening, Aya goes mag-lev surfing with the Sly Girls, enjoying the experience in spite of not having a camera to film it with. During the journey, the girls are surprised when the train stops, they see inhuman figures loading the train up with a variety of items hidden within a secret underground room. Aya retrieves Moggle, uses him to film her next excursion with the Sly Girls, a mag-lev surfing trip which ends in exploration of the underground room they had discovered. Inside are many large cylinders of metal, a large chute leading to the top of the mountain, neither of which are understood by the Sly Girls, they plan to return to explore further, but Aya's credibility is ruined by the kicking of a news story about Frizz Mizuno coming to talk to her by her dorm.

Aya is forced to break off contact with Frizz in order to lose fame, which the Sly Girls despise, the story leaves her disillusioned by the hateful comments of the kickers. However, she does have the chance to tell Hiro and Ren about the Sly Girls story, from her description Ren guesses that the chute inside the mountain is a mass driver which, combined with the steel projectiles, could be used to launch an attack on the city; when Aya next meets the Sly Girls, they reveal that they knew she was a kicker, have decided to allow her to kick the story of the mass driver in spite of their hatred of fame. They launch themselves and Aya out of the mass driver with homemade parachutes, giving her one last thrill before they part ways, giving themselves time to move on to a different city. Aya kicks her story and becomes famous, but is concerned when she receives a message from Tally Youngblood telling her to "run and hide", is nearly captured by the inhumans while trying to do so. Aya uses her fame to take control of a high-security apartment, waits there until Tally arrives, accompanied by Shay and Fausto.

After talking, the Cutters go hoverboarding with Aya, Hiro and Ren. Aya has a signal up for her hovercam, the Cutters boost it so the inhumans could find them, they are soon captured, on the inhumans ship headed for a camp outside of the rusty ruins of Singapore. Frizz ruins their plan due to his Radical Honesty, so The Cutters knock out the inhumans and put the hovercar on autopilot, where more inhumans wait; the Cutters, Frizz and Ren jump out of the hovercar, not wanting to meet more inhumans. Soon, they have to travel through a jungle to meet David. After deciding Aya, Ren and Frizz would get in the way, Tally and Fausto plan to leave them where they were. Meanwhile, the Cutters, would go to destroy the ships of the inhumans. After they have left, Aya says. Ren and Frizz come with her. Soon, they are caught by the inhumans, meet Andrew Simpson Smith, who mistakes Aya for Tally; the inhumans explain. Soon, everyone is working together to stop the fire Tally started. Mystery solved, Frizz and Ren all become g

Gaelic football competitions in County Tyrone

The structure for competitive Gaelic football in Tyrone is based on league and championship competitions. Modern tradition links league and championship ranking together. Competitions in Tyrone are organized in the following manner. Regardless of wherever a team plays in the county Senior, Intermediate or Junior football championship, the main or first team in all clubs are regarded as the senior team. There are current 49 teams from 48 clubs competing in this grade. In the 2007 season the All-county league is split into four divisions of 12 teams each except for Division 3 which has 13 teams; the divisions in ranking order, with the highest one first, are Division 1A, Division 1B, Division 2 and Division 3. Teams that compete in Divisions 1A & 1B compete in the Senior Championship, Division 2 teams compete in the Intermediate Championship and Division 3 teams play for the Junior Championship; each team plays each other on a double round-robin, giving sides 22 league games or 24 in Division 3.

From 2008 the ACL will be split into three divisions, with the finishing places from the 2007 league determining which of the three divisions each team will play in. Divisions 1 & 2 will each have 16 teams with the remainder in Division 3; the league will be played on a single round basis giving teams 15 games a season. The Senior and Junior Championships are all played on a straight knockout-basis commencing in May and finishing in September or October. All clubs, except Errigal Ciaran's third team, have a corresponding reserve team that acts as a second string below their senior team; these teams compete in the same divisions as their senior team, with most matches taking place on the same day before the corresponding senior fixture. The Reserve Championships take place in a similar fashion to their senior teams, though they are called instead the Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3 Reserve Championships. There is no promotion or relegation between reserve leagues, it is dependent on how successful their senior team does in the same year.

Therefore, unlike their corresponding senior team, it is possible for a reserve team to retain a league or championship title in Divisions 2 or 3, the league in Division 1B. The Under 21 Championship commenced in 1975 was for some two and a half decades an open straight knockout competition between all clubs that entered. 2000 saw the introduction of a Grade 2 championship and 2004 seen the introduction of group stages before progressing on to knockout rounds. The competition starts in July; however fixture congestion and worries of player burnout at this age level have seen some clubs either not enter at this age level or they withdraw during the competition. Minor competitions are for players under 18 years of age. All competing teams are split into three different grades 16 in grades 1 and 2 with the remainder in grade 3; the terms "grades" for youth football are a term near exclusive to Tyrone, with other counties using the term "divisions". All youth football is played on an All-county basis, not on a divisional or local basis like some other counties.

In the Minor football leagues, each grade is split into two sections of 8 teams. This split in not at random, it is done by geography, with one section comprising the eight more westerly teams in the grade with the other section comprising the eight more easterly teams with rare exceptions; this geographical split depends on the competing teams in each grade. While teams from places like Strabane and Omagh will always compete in a section for western-based teams and Cookstown and Coalisland in an eastern section, teams from around the centre of the county could end up in either. Indeed, if a grade has teams which has many more from one part of the county than the other, some teams may end up playing in a section with different teams than usual. E. G. A grade which has a lot of East Tyrone teams might see clubs like Killeeshil and Pomeroy play in the western section, while a grade with a lot of West Tyrone teams might see Beragh or Fintona play in the eastern section. In the league each team plays each other once, seven games in total, with the top four in each section going forward to the quarter finals which are played on a straight knockout basis.

The championship follows the same grades as those of the league and is played on a straight knockout basis. The draw is open with no restrictions on geography; the Minor Grade 1 Football Championship final is traditionally played as a curtain raiser to the Senior Football Championship Final. Minor competitions start in late March with a break in June for exams by which time league games pre-quarter final will have been completed. Games played in Grades 1 and 2 are with 15-a-side teams. Both Under 16 and Under 14 competitions follow the same format, similar to that of minor competitions. In the league, competitions are split into four grades of 12 teams each; each grade is split into two sections of six in a similar fashion to that for the minor league. Each team plays each other home and away, giving 10 games and the top four qualify for the league quarter finals; the championships are run on a straight open knockout basis. A team winning a league or championship title at under 14 level will be "promoted" while a team that finishes bottom of their section would be "relegated" when it comes to Under 16 competitions in two years ti