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St Edmund Hall, Oxford

St Edmund Hall is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. The college has a claim to be "the oldest academical society for the education of undergraduates in any university" and is the last surviving medieval hall at the University; the college is located just off Queen's Lane, near the High Street, in central Oxford. After more than seven centuries as a men-only college, it has been coeducational since 1979; as of 2018, the college had a financial endowment of £58 million. Similar to the University of Oxford itself, the precise date of establishment of St Edmund Hall is not certain; the name St Edmund Hall first appears in a 1317 rental agreement. St Edmund Hall began life as one of Oxford's ancient Aularian houses, the medieval halls that laid the foundation of the University, preceding the creation of the first colleges; as the only surviving medieval hall, its members are known as "Aularians". The college has a history of independent thought, which brought it into frequent conflict with both Church and State.

During the late 14th and early 15th centuries it was a bastion of John Wycliffe's supporters, for which college principal William Taylor was burnt at the stake, principal Peter Payne fled the country. In the late 17th century, St Edmund Hall incurred the wrath of the Crown for fostering non-jurors, men who remained loyal to the Scottish House of Stuart and who refused to take the oath to the German House of Hanover, whom they regarded as having usurped the British throne. Queen Elizabeth II approved St Edmund Hall's charter of incorporation as a full college of the University of Oxford in 1957, although it deliberately retained its ancient title of "Hall"; the Duke of Edinburgh presented the royal charter to the college in June 1958. In 1978, women were first admitted as members of the Hall, with the first matriculations of women in 1979 and in 2015 the college celebrated the matriculation of its 3000th female student with events and exhibitions, including the display of portraits of notable women who had taught, studied or worked at the Hall in the Dining Hall, a noticeable change from the styles of portraits in most colleges.

Between 2015 and 2017, the proportion of UK undergraduates admitted to St Edmund Hall who were women was 42.3%. St Edmund Hall is located on the north side of the High Street, off Queen's Lane, it borders the Carrodus Quad of The Queen's College to the south. The front quadrangle houses the porters' lodge, the Old Dining Hall, built in the 1650s, the college bar, the chapel, the Old Library and accommodation for students and Fellows. An engraving of the college coat of arms is found above the entrance to the college on Queen's Lane; as seen in this image, the coat of arms sits above the following Latin dedication "sanctus edmundus huius aulae lux", or "St Edmund, light of this Hall". It is a common practice within the University to use chronograms for dedications; when transcribed into Latin, they are written in such a way that an important date that of a foundation or the dedication itself, is embedded in the text in Roman numerals. In the above dedication, the text is rendered as sanCtVs edMVndVs hVIVs aVLae LVX and, in this case, adding the numerals gives: C + V + M + V + V + V + I + V + V + L + L + V + X = 1246 The year 1246 is the date of the canonisation of St Edmund of Abingdon.

In the centre of the quadrangle is a medieval well, uncovered in 1926 during the construction of a new lecture room and accommodation. This well is believed to be the original from water. A new wellhead was added, with the inscription "haurietis aquas in gaudio de fontibus salvatoris," Latin for "with joy, draw water from the wells of salvation." These words, from Isaiah 12:3, are believed to be those spoken by St Edmund on his deathbed at Salisbury. A metal grate was added to the well to prevent injuries, but water can still be seen in the well at a depth of about 9 feet. Plans to add a wooden frame and bucket were scrapped to maintain the overall appearance of the quad; the east side of the Front Quad contains the chapel. The chapel contains a stained glass window, one of the earliest works by the artists Sir Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris, a painting above the altar named Supper at Emmaus, by Ceri Richards. Described as a'marmite painting' due to its anachronous style within the chapel, which dates to the late 17th century, the painting commemorates the granting of the college's Royal Charter.

The organ was built by Wood of Huddersfield in the 1980s. The St Edmund Hall Chapel Choir consists of eight choral scholars, two organ scholars and many other non-auditioning singers; the choir goes on two annual tours, including trips to Wells Cathedral in 2017, France, the burial place of St Edmund, in 2016 and Warsaw, Poland in 2015. Above the chapel is the Old Library, it was the last among Oxford colleges to chain its valuable books, but the first to have shelves against the walls. The Old Library is used for events and for research; the college library, the deconsecrated 12th century church of St Peter-in-the-East, was converted in the 1970s, includes the 14th century tower, which houses a tutor

Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park

Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. Smuggler Cove is a small, picturesque all-weather anchorage on the south side of Sechelt Peninsula near Secret Cove. To access this park by land, visitors can hike 4 km from a parking lot off Hwy 101; this park provides camping, swimming and picnicking. Park Size: 185 hectares. 16 km West of Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast. Accessible by boat from the north end of Welcome Pass. Accessible from Brooks Road off Hwy 101 halfway between Secret Cove and Halfmoon Bay on the Sunshine Coast, it is a 4 km hike from the parking lot to Smuggler Cove. The Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park draws many boaters and sightseers every year to the protected cove. Many come to explore the many bays of rock cliffs and beach areas; the marine park is considered a wetland park so there are some sensitive ecological areas along the path designed to protect the ecosystem. Please stay on walking paths and have dogs leashed. Smuggler Cove is an all-weather anchorage with three large anchoring basins for cruising boats.

The best entry to the park by boat is through Welcome Passage at low tide when reef and rock projections are visible. The local area has provided many eye bolts located along the shoreline to accommodate stern pins. Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park has some wilderness camping facilities on site. Wilderness camping means no amenities; the hike-in campsite is permitted year round only in the five designated campsites located in the cove. Follow the trail for about 1 km from the cove to the camping area from the parking lot. There is no drinking water on site so bring your own. There are two pit toilets. A possible apocryphal story is. Kelly, the “King of the Smugglers”, known as “Pirate” came up to Canada after fighting for the confederates in the American Civil War; when the Canadian Pacific Railway was completed, many unemployed Chinese workers tried to emigrate to the United States but were forbidden official entry. Kelly assisted the Chinese to cross the border for a fee of $100 each, his insurance against detection was to have the Chinese agree to be roped together and tied to a large hunk of pig iron.

If there was a chance that they would be apprehended by U. S. customs, he would throw Chinese overboard. Common misconception is that Larry Kelly was nicknamed "Pig Iron," but this was another smuggler by the name of Jim Kelly. Https://web.archive.org/web/20080605065800/http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/smuggler.html "Smuggler Cove Marine Park". BC Geographical Names

George E. Krug

George Edward Krug was an American architect who practiced in Greater New York City, São Paulo and Orlando, Florida. George Edward Krug was born in 1869 in Brazil, the son of Jean and Ida B. Krug, his father Jean Krug – a commission merchant of Prussian ancestry – had been born in Brazil, in 1842. As a child, Krug lived in New York City; the family was well to do, they employed a governess for George as well as having other live-in servants. George Krug graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, in the class of 1884, he went on to study architecture in Philadelphia, at the Fine Arts Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. Thereafter he spent more than a decade in São Paulo, starting in 1889. There, he collaborated with Maximiliano Emilio Hehl. Painter Anita Malfatti was his niece. Upon his return to the United States, Krug maintained an architectural practice with offices on Broadway and in Orange, NJ, designing buildings in the greater New York City area. Krug was the architect of the Hyde Park Club House and many residential properties in East Orange, NJ.

He was one of the select group of architects who designed buildings for the planned suburban community of ‘’Livingston Manor’’ in Highland Park, NJ. This development consisted of architect-designed homes in various styles: Queen Anne houses, Bungalows and Colonial Revival houses with embellishments typical of the Craftsman era philosophy, which emphasized the value of the labor of skilled artisans who showed pride in their abilities. By 1919 George E. Krug relocated to Florida, he is listed as an architect in Orlando, Florida, in the report of the Florida Office of the Secretary of State of that year. Krug designed numerous grand houses and mansions in the Late-revival styles, whereby each residence conveyed academic qualities, while having unique characteristics. Fine examples of Krug's Late-revival styles like Federal, Georgian and American Tudor are evident throughout downtown Orlando in the Lake Cherokee and Lake Copeland-designated historic districts, the nearby city of Winter Park. Brick facades, Ionic fluted columns, Gothic Revival and Palladian style windows and doors are uniquely characterized on the homes of Krug's designs.

Positioning houses on a slight angle to their site plan was a common theme of his. As such, Krug was among less than a dozen architects in Orlando at that time; the others include: Frank L. Bodine, Fred E. Field, David Hyer, Murry S. King, Howard M. Reynolds, Frederick H. Trimble and Roberts and Percy P. Turner. George E. Krug and his wife Clara L. Krug were associated with the St. John's Episcopal Church in Kissimmee, where Mrs. Krug was for some time the superintendent of the church school. George E. Krug died in Orlando, Florida in 1939. Igreja Bom Jesus do Bras, São Paulo, Brazil - 1896-1903 "Asylo de Meninas Orphans e Desemparadas N. S. Auxiliadora do Ipiranga" São Paulo, Brazil− - 1896 Andrew Murray store building, East Orange, New Jersey - 1902 Hyde Park Club House, East Orange, NJ – circa 1905 Watchung Heights, West Orange, NJ Livingston Manor, Highland Park, New Jersey - 1906 Roosevelt Park development in South Orange, NJ 1913, 1916 Dr. and Mrs. McEwan Mansion, 705 Delaney Avenue, Florida- 1922 Late-Greek Revival style Phillip Slemons House, 339 Cherokee Drive, Florida- 1924 Late-American Tudor Revival style Howard House, 502 Palmer Street House, Florida- 1924 Late-Georgian Revival style A.

T. Carter House, 627 Cherokee Circle, Florida- 1927 Late-Greek Revival style

Staatsoper Stuttgart

Staatsoper Stuttgart is a German opera company based in Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The Staatsorchester Stuttgart serves in its pit. Performances of operas and plays in Stuttgart took place from the 17th century at the hall of Neues Lusthaus statt; the first opera production was in 1660 the singspiel Der Raub der Proserpina by Hofkapellmeister Samuel Capricornus. Four years a permanent stage was established. In 1750, the building was remodeled as Stuttgart's opera house, named Königliches Hoftheater in 1811, it burnt down in 1902, opera was performed in a provisional Interimstheater. Today's opera house was built from 1909 to 1912 by architect Max Littmann from Munich, with two halls, Großes Haus and Kleines Haus. After the end of the monarchy in 1918, the theatres were named Württembergische Landestheater; the Kleines Haus, site of the world premiere of the first version of Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss, was destroyed in World War II. Staatsoper Stuttgart forms part of the Staatstheater Stuttgart, a three-branch theatre organisation for opera and Stuttgart Ballet.

The house, a listed building since 1924 has 1,404 seats and a per-season audience of 250,000. An important centre for opera since the 17th century, Stuttgart has again become an important and influential centre since the war for contemporary works. Three operas by Carl Orff received their premieres there and the company has been associated with figures such as Wieland Wagner, Günther Rennert, Hans Werner Henze and Philip Glass. During the era of Opera Intendant Klaus Zehelein, the company has won the Opera House of the Year award by the German magazine Opernwelt more than any other company: in 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002 and in 2006. Pamela Rosenberg was co-opera Intendant between 1991 and 2000, with Eytan Pessen acting as casting director from 2001 to 2006. Klaus Zehelein brought in directors Ruth Berghaus, Christof Nel, Hans Neuenfels, Peter Konwitschny and Jossi Wieler, he created the Junge Oper, dedicated to performing music theatre works for young audiences. Numerous CD and DVD productions document Zehelein's interest in modern works and new staging concepts.

Under Zehelein's direction the Stuttgart Opera was an ensemble-based opera company, with Catherine Naglestad, Eva-Maria Westbroek were members of his ensemble, Jonas Kaufmann a frequent guest artist. Music directors were Gabriele Ferro and Lothar Zagrosek, Nicola Luisotti conducted during Zehelein's era. Zehelein was succeeded by Albrecht Puhlmann. Jossi Wieler became Intendant of the company in 2011. Manfred Honeck was Generalmusikdirektor from 2007 to 2011. In April 2010, Wieler appointed Sylvain Cambreling the next music director of the company, effective with the 2012/13 season. Stuttgart CD productions: Philip Glass: Akhnaten, Luigi Nono: Intolleranza 1960 and Al gran sole carico d'amore, Helmut Lachenmann: Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern Stuttgart productions on DVD: Philip Glass: Satyagraha, Handel: Alcina, Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Simplicius Simplicissimus, Mozart: La finta giardiniera [2006), Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen, Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Die Soldaten Notes Sources Bauman and Koegler, Horst: "Stuttgart", New Grove Dictionary of Opera, ed. Stanley Sadie ISBN 0-333-73432-7 Official website

Carey Salerno

Carey Salerno is an American poet and publisher. She is author of winner of a 2007 Kinereth Gensler Award. Library Journal, in reviewing Shelter, wrote that “This first collection takes courage to read, but you can bet it took more courage to write, we should be glad Salerno did it.” She has had her poems published in literary journals and magazines including Natural Bridge, Dirty Napkin, Connotation Press and From the Fishouse. Salerno is the executive director of Alice James Books, she was born in Kalamazoo and grew up near Lake Michigan. She earned her B. A. from Western Michigan University, her MFA in creative writing from New England College. She lives with her husband in New Jersey. Author Website Audio: From the Fishouse > Carey Salerno Reading Her Poems Poem: Connotation Press > Issue IV, Volume II > January 2010 > Carey Salerno: Poetry: Erasing Digital Photos Review: Library Journal > Arts & Humanities > January 15, 2009 > Review by Barbara Hoffert of Shelter by Carey Salerno Review: Coldfront Magazine > Review by Ken L. Walker of Shelter by Carey Salerno

Melica fugax

Melica fugax is a species of grass known by the common names little oniongrass and little melic. It is native to western North America where it grows in volcanic soils in forest and plateau habitat from British Columbia to the Sierra Nevada and North California Coast Ranges in California. Melica fugax is a perennial bunchgrass growing up to 60 centimeters tall; the stems have clusters of onionlike corms at the bases similar to oniongrass. The inflorescence is a spreading series of spikelets. Jepson Manual Treatment - Melica fugax Grass Manual Treatment Melica fugax - Photo gallery