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Student council

A student council is a curricular or extracurricular activity for students within elementary and secondary schools around the world. These councils are present in most public and private K-12 school systems across the United States, Greece and Asia. Student councils serve to engage students in learning about democracy and leadership, as espoused by John Dewey in Democracy and Education; the student council helps share ideas and concerns with teachers and school principals. They also help raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events, community projects, helping people in need and school reform. Most schools participate in food drives and parties. Many members learn skills. Student councils operate in many forms. There are representative-based and modeled loosely after the U. S. Congress, or based on the Executive Branch of the United States, with a President, Vice-President, secretary and reporter. In this form student representatives and officers are elected from and by the student body, although there may be prerequisites for candidacy or suffrage.

In elementary schools, there are one or two student representatives per classroom and one presiding set of officers. However, many secondary schools have one set of officers per grade level. An example of the structure of an elementary student council may include a president, a vice president, treasurer, sergeant of arms, fundraising officer, boys rep, girls rep, just members; these roles may be assigned or voted on, either within the student council or by the entire student body. They may reflect descending grade-levels, with the president in the oldest grade, so forth. Secondary school governments have more independence and power than younger governments. A student government is overseen by a sponsor, a teacher at that particular school. Most junior or middle school student councils have a constitution of some sort and do not have a judicial branch. Compared to elementary school councils, junior high and high school councils have fewer people. In some schools, a student council representative is assigned to each class.

That person passes on requests and complaints from students in that class to the student council. In other schools, the elected Class Officers are automatically members of the student council. Student councils do not have funding authority and must generate their operating funds through fundraisers such as car washes and bake sales; some student councils have a budget from the school, along with responsibility for funding a variety of student activities within a school. Student councils can join larger associations, in the United States, the National Association of Student Councils. In Canada, the Canadian Student Leadership Association coordinates the national scene, in the United Kingdom an organization called involver provides training and coordination for the nation's student councils In Bulgaria most of the universities have a student council, regulated by law and the regulations of each university. In Canada, the student council is used for helping the school with special events and planning other events.

Secondary high schools and vocational schools in Finland have student councils. They incorporate all the students of the institution, but their status is marginal and nationally. Legislation demands that they should be heard in all matters pertaining to the education in the institution, but this is not done. A student council in Germany is used to plan school events. In India, student councils have been introduced in all Private and Public Schools. Student councils in India may be nominated or selected after interview; the student councils in Indonesia are formed by the government and is called OSIS. OSIS is present in high school; every year, the committee which consists of teachers and former student council members hold a selection process to admit students who meet qualifications to join OSIS, while the president is voted by students of the school. In some practices, the teachers can vote depending on their own regulation. In Iran, each November since 1997, secondary school students at each school in the nation elect between 5-14 Student Council members, which act as the main medium of communication and debate between the student body and school officials.

The size of the Council at each school depends on the class size and school policies. Student councils in Iran promote interpersonal and leadership skills, constructive debates between school officials and the students, organization of school activities and field trips. Since 1998 in Ireland there has been sustained development of student councils in post primary schools. In 2008 the Irish Second Level Students Union was founded as the National Umbrella body to organize and coordinate the national campaign efforts of the student councils; the Union is a member of OBESSU. Schools and staff are advised to assist the creation of a student council under section 27 of The Education Act 1998 Israel's national student and youth council is an elected body representing all youth in Israel since 1993. Representatives are elected democratically from district youth councils.. The council comprises youth from the different sectors: religious, Jewish, Druze and a Bedouin representative; the National Youth Council representatives med

Samuel H. Hoge

Samuel Harris Hoge was an American attorney and Republican politician who served one term in the Virginia House of Delegates. He was born in Montgomery County, Virginia on April 6, 1860 to Daniel Howe Hoge and his wife, the former Anne Hawes DeJarnette of Caroline County, had at least three elder brothers and two sisters. On October 2, 1889, Hoge married Katherine Craig Taylor, whose father James Craig Taylor had served in both houses of the Virginia General Assembly as well as Attorney General of Virginia after the American Civil War, their son Samuel Harris Hoge Jr. did not survive his parents, but their daughters did: Caroline H. Hoge, Barbara H. Hoge, Katherine D. Hoge. Hoge was admitted to the Virginia bar, served as postmaster, he served one term in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing Patrick County, Virginia beginning December 2, 1885. Hoge moved his legal practice to Roanoke. Hoge was the Republican nominee for Governor of Virginia in 1925, he lost the general election to state senator Harry F. Byrd, transforming the Democratic political machine headed by the late U.

S. Senator Thomas S. Martin into the Byrd Organization, which would hold power in the Commonwealth for the next three decades. Samuel Hoge Sr. died on March 21, 1947 at Roanoke's Jefferson Hospital of complications after a stroke, survived by his wife and daughters. He is buried in Roanoke's Fair View Cemetery. Samuel H. Hoge at The Virginia Elections and State Elected Officials Database Project, 1776-2007 Samuel H. Hoge at Find a Grave

Adam Jones (baseball)

Adam LaMarque Jones is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles and Arizona Diamondbacks; the Mariners selected Jones in the first round of the 2003 MLB draft. He came up in the Mariners' minor league system as a shortstop before transitioning to the outfield, he made his MLB debut with the Mariners in 2006 and was traded to the Orioles before the 2008 season. Jones is a five-time MLB All-Star, a four-time Gold Glove Award winner, a Silver Slugger winner. Adam Jones was born in San Diego, California on August 1, 1985, the son of Andrea, who raised Jones and his older brother alone until he was five. Growing up in San Diego, he was a huge fan of Tony Gwynn. Jones excelled at both football and basketball and did not pick up a baseball bat until he was twelve. In 1997 his stepfather, took him to a Padres game after which he started to gain an interest in the sport.

He picked up the sport quickly and went on to star on his high school team. Jones graduated from Morse High School in 2003 after leading his high school team as both a pitcher and a shortstop. During his senior season he hit four home runs and batted in 27 runs. On the mound, Jones posted a record of three wins and three losses, while posting a 2.71 ERA. At Morse, Jones was a teammate of future Baltimore Orioles teammate Quintin Berry. Jones committed to play college baseball at San Diego State for head coach Tony Gwynn. Jones was selected by the Seattle Mariners with the 37th pick in the first round of the 2003 MLB draft as a shortstop/right-handed pitcher. Most experts believed Seattle wanted to use him as a pitcher, but Jones said he would prefer to play every day and was made the shortstop of the Mariners' rookie league affiliate. A few years when the Mariners acquired Yuniesky Betancourt, they asked Jones if he would move to the outfield and he agreed. Jones' MLB career began when he was called up to the Mariners from the Tacoma Rainiers on July 14, 2006.

He replaced corner outfielder Shin-Soo Choo whose attempt to fill in for injured starting center fielder Jeremy Reed was less than successful. Jones made his major-league debut that night, going 0 for 3 with a fourth-inning walk in a 5–3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. After going hitless in his first twelve at bats, he got his first major league hit when he singled off Sidney Ponson in the seventh of an 11-inning 5–4 defeat to the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium four nights on July 18. Jones hit his first home run in the majors off Adam Eaton in the third inning of an 8–2 loss to the Texas Rangers at Ameriquest Field in Arlington on August 10, 2006. On August 3, 2007, Jones returned to the majors for the first time that season, starting in right field against the Red Sox, he scored the go-ahead run in the 7 -- 4 victory. On February 8, 2008, Jones was traded to the Baltimore Orioles along with left-handed reliever George Sherrill and minor league pitchers Kam Mickolio, Chris Tillman, Tony Butler for the left-handed starting pitcher Érik Bédard.

On July 28, 2008, Jones became the second player to hit a triple and a grand slam in the same game as a visitor to Yankee Stadium. On September 21, 2008, Jones hit the final triple at Yankee Stadium in the second inning off Andy Pettitte and scored the first run of the game. Jones finished his first season with the Orioles batting.270 to go along with 9 home runs, 57 RBI and 10 stolen bases. He ranked 11th in the major leagues with 7 triples. After a strong start to the season, Jones was selected to represent Baltimore in the 2009 All Star Game on July 5. In the game, he drove in Curtis Granderson on a sacrifice fly for the winning run in the American League's 4–3 victory; the second half wasn't as kind to Jones though and in August, he sprained his left ankle and missed the end of the 2009 season. He finished the season with a. 277 batting average, 70 RBI and 10 stolen bases. He tied for 5th among major league center fielders with 9 outfield assists. In November, he was awarded a Gold Glove for his defensive play.

Jones finished his third season in Baltimore with a.284 batting average, 19 homers, 69 RBI and 7 stolen bases. He led all center fielders and was second in the majors in outfield assists with 12, his home runs included an inside-the-park home run on May 22, 2010, when center fielder Nyjer Morgan not realizing the ball was still on the playing field, threw his glove down in disgust. As of August, Jones was having the best statistical season of his career. On August 6, in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays, he hit his career high 20th home run of the season. In 2011, Jones led the major leagues in sacrifice flies, with 12, led all AL outfielders in errors, with 8. Jones started the 2012 season hitting.310 with 14 home runs and 31 runs batted in through the Orioles' first 46 games. His stellar play led to the Orioles signing him to a contract extension for six years, worth $85.5 million. Escalators could raise that total to $91.5 million over the same period. The contract surpassed the previous contracts of Miguel Tejada and Nick Markakis as the largest in Orioles' history and makes Jones the second highest paid center fielder in Major League Baseball, behind the Dodgers' Matt Kemp.

Jones hit the second walk-off home run of his career on June 9, a two-run home run in the bottom of the 12th inning that resulted in a 6-4 victory for the Orioles over the Philadelphia Phillies. On July 1, Jones was selected to be one of the Orioles representatives in the 2012 All Star Game. Jones hit the 100th home run of his career on August 28 against the C

Wally Nanayakkara

Kurukula Arachchige Don Wally Nanayakkara ), popularly as Wally Nanayakkara, was an actor in Sri Lankan cinema and television. Nanayakkara was born on 14 June 1939 in Kurunegala, he completed education from Colombo and St. Anne's College, Kurunegala, he was married to fellow actress Nethalie Violet. They were first met at Dalugama Catholic Church in Kelaniya in 1958. At the time, Nethalie worked at the Fordsroad Accounting Institute in Colombo. Nethalie has been worked in Radio Ceylon since 1955 in many radio plays. Nanayakkara joined the radio dramas in the 1960s; the couple first acted together in the radio play Muwan Palessa as "Ukku Banda" and "Binari". During his tenure at Lake House, Nanayakkara was secretary of the Arts Circle. Nethalie continued to act in many television serials as well as films; the couple has one son - Ravi - and four daughters - Renuka and twins Chandika and Indika. His son Ravi is a doctor in Surgery at General Hospital and his wife Sagarika is the director of the Maharagama Cancer Hospital.

Nanayakkara died on 11 October 2003 at the age of 64. His passion to become an actor came after watching the movie Ashokamala. During school times in Kurunegala, Nanayakkara became secretary, he acted in the stage play Veniciye Welenda in the school stage. After school, she joined Nandagam's studio in Kandane to study film. But, he was assigned to wire the cameras in every day and he fed up with the job, his first public stage drama acting came through Handahana produced by T. B. Ilangaratne. Popular actress Sandhya Kumari acted in a drama with him in that play for the first time, it was a ninety-year-old character. He was trained under the guidance of P. Welikala and J. S. H. Jayawardene for radio dramas, he acted in some popular stage plays including Sanwathsaraya and Mahadena Muththa saha Konda Kevuma by Mudalinayaka Somaratne, Sampatha by D. K. Jayawardena, Balana Kapolla by Welikala, Onna Babo Ethinniya and Hansa Geethaya by Dharmasiri Wickramaratne, his maiden cinematic experience came through 1965 blockbuster hit Saaravita directed by Tissa Liyanasuriya with a villain role.

Afterward, he received numerous roles in preceding movies such as Adarawanthayo, Bicycle Hora and Baduth Ekka Horu. He sang the song Ahase Tharu Gannina along with Gamini Fonseka and Joe Abeywickrama in the film Baduth Ekka Horu, he appeared in some character roles in the films Senehasa and Suli Sulang. The 1973 film Matara Achchi was a milestone in Nanayakkara's film career, he played the lead role of "Gunapala Mudalali" and got a chance to write the lyrics of movie song Sandakada Pahanaka. The song marked as Victor Ratnayake's first film musical direction as Sunil Edirisinghe's maiden movie song. Wally had a passion for both acting and farming, was a talented cameraman as well. In 1971, he acted in the film. In this movie, he had a scene to suck blood from a goat, he performed the act well. In 1974, he acted in the film Wasthuwa, a souvenir of his cinema life, he acted in the film along with his son Ravi Nanayakkara. He acted in many adventurous scenes for his son in the film. Not only that, he wrote the song "Guwan Gebe" to the film.

Nanayakkara's maiden television acting came through Niranandaya directed by Sudath Rohana. He appeared in few serials such as Wanawadule Wasanthaya, Piyabana Ashwaya, Iti Pahana, Nayana Mina and Sathyaa

Nelsonia (plant)

Nelsonia is a genus of plants in the family Acanthaceae. They can be found in tropical: Latin America, south-east Asia and Australia; the Plant List lists the following species: Nelsonia canescens Spreng. Nelsonia gracilis Vollesen Nelsonia rotundifolia R. Br. Nelsonia smithii Oerst. Nelsonia vestita Schult; the Plant List listed the following species names: Nelsonia albicans Kunth = Nelsonia canescens Spreng. Nelsonia brunelloides Kuntze = Nelsonia canescens Spreng. Nelsonia campestris R. Br. = Nelsonia canescens Spreng. Nelsonia campestris var. vestita C. B. Clarke = Nelsonia canescens Spreng. Nelsonia canescens var. smithii E. Hossain = Nelsonia smithii Oerst. Nelsonia canescens var. vestita E. Hossain = Nelsonia canescens Spreng. Nelsonia hirsuta Roem. & Schult. = Nelsonia canescens Spreng. Nelsonia lamiifolia Spreng. = Nelsonia canescens Spreng. Nelsonia origanoides Roem. & Schult. = Nelsonia canescens Spreng. Nelsonia pohlii Nees = Nelsonia canescens Spreng. Nelsonia rotundifolia R. Br. = Nelsonia canescens Spreng.

Nelsonia senegalensis Oerst. = Nelsonia canescens Spreng. Nelsonia tomentosa A. Dietr. = Nelsonia canescens Spreng. Nelsonia villosa Oerst. = Nelsonia canescens Spreng

Return to order

The return to order was a European art movement that followed the First World War, rejecting the extreme avant-garde art of the years up to 1918 and taking its inspiration from traditional art instead. The movement was a reaction to the war. Cubism was abandoned by its co-creator Picasso. Futurism, which had praised machinery, dynamism and war, was rejected by most of its adherents; the return to order was associated with a revival of classicism and realistic painting. This change of direction was reflected and encouraged by the magazine Valori plastici published in Italian and French from 1918 to 1922; the term return to order to describe this renewed interest in tradition is said to derive from Le rappel a l'ordre, a book of essays by the poet and artist Jean Cocteau published in 1926. Corrente di Vita Novecento Italiano Scuola Romana Crystal Cubism Tate Gallery International Herald Tribune