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Central High School (Fresno, California)

Central High School is a multi-campus high school located in Fresno, California. The first campus is known as the West Campus, erected in 1922; the second campus, called the East Campus, opened its doors to students in August 1996. Central High serves grades 9-12 and is part of the Central Unified School District Central Unified is constructing a new campus expected to open during the 2021-2022 school year, it is unknown if the school will be a separate campus. On March 1, 1922, the Central Union High School District was formed. Newly elected board members from the elementary schools had met earlier that year with Walter G. Martin, who would become the new principal. A piece of property on the corner of McKinley Ave. and Dickenson Ave. was purchased from the Charles Mutchler family, which operated a 120-acre farm and dairy at that location. In October of that same year, Central Union High School opened for its first term in two temporary buildings, it had four teachers, including principal W. G. Martin, who taught history.

Ward R. Miles taught plane geometry, general science and physical education, Maude Starbuck taught algebra and English, Darlene McAllister taught Spanish and physical education. Student enrollment was 70 students. By the end of the first school year, enrollment was close to 100 students. By 1923, construction of a permanent building began, it was considered to be the largest high school in California. It was a two-story brick and stucco building, containing 20 classrooms, a library, a 750 seat-capacity auditorium. On November 27, 1923, the new Central Union High School building was formally dedicated and opened to the public. In honor of the occasion, the school board secured an invitation to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Will C. Wood, to deliver a short address at the dedication ceremony Facing the near capacity situation at the West Campus, as well as the increase in enrollment in the following years, the Central Unified School Board approved the construction of another high school campus.

The campus was built on 60 acres on the northwest corner of Dakota Ave. and Cornelia Ave. The campus welcomed its students during the 1996–1997 school year. Much controversy came from which students would attend which campus or if students would be divided and attend both schools. All freshmen students were required to attend West Campus while sophomore and senior students had the option to go to East Campus, or stay at West campus. However, with the steady increase in freshmen students every year, the district decided to let freshman choose to go to either West Campus or East Campus. However, freshman attending East Campus must enroll in one of four of the career academies on Campus. Enrollment in either of the academies requires a four-year commitment to East Campus. Central is part of the CIF Central Section and competes in the Tri-River-Athletic-Conference in all sports with Buchanan, Clovis High School, Clovis East, Clovis North and Clovis West. Central has won 101 League Championships, 34 - North Sequoia League, 33 - Tri-River-Athletic-Conference, 27 - Central Sequoia League, 7 - Fresno County League CIF Central Section Championships Boys Basketball, Pep & Cheer, Girls Golf, Track & Field, Baseball, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Boys Golf, Boys Tennis, Boys Soccer, Boys Cross Country Pep & Cheer both teams won titles in 2018CIF Regional Championships Girls Volleyball & Football CIF State Championships 2019 Football CIF State Division I-AA, 2020 CIF Division III State Wrestling Dual Championship Central Wrestling Individual CIF State Champions Adrian Camposano at 106 pounds Unified Sports along with the Clovis Unified Schools has won TRAC in Soccer 2016 & 2018 Pep teams have won 2 National Championships, Cheer teams have won 4 Carter Hartwig, NFL player Tom Goodwin, baseball player Marcus Walden, baseball player Central Unified School District official website Central High School Alumni Association

Jacques Mallet du Pan

Jacques Mallet du Pan was a Genevan-French journalist, who took up the Royalist cause during the French Revolution. Of an old Huguenot family, Mallet du Pan was born near the son of a Protestant minister, he was educated at Geneva, through the influence of Voltaire obtained a professorship at Cassel. He soon, resigned this post, going to London joined Simon Nicholas Henri Linguet in the production of his Annales politiques. During Linguet's imprisonment in the Bastille Mallet du Pan continued the Annales by himself. From 1783 he incorporated this work with the Mercure de France in Paris, the political direction of, placed in his hands. On the outbreak of the French Revolution he sided with the Royalists, was sent on a mission by Louis XVI to Frankfurt to try and secure the sympathy and intervention of the German princes. From Germany he travelled from Switzerland to Brussels in the Royalist interest, he published a number of anti-revolutionary pamphlets, a violent attack on Bonaparte and the Directory resulted in his being exiled in 1797 to Berne.

In 1798 he came to London. He died at Richmond, Surrey, on 10 his widow being pensioned by the British government. Mallet du Pan has a place in history as a pioneer of modern political journalism. In 1771, at a time of mounting opposition to the oligarchic rule of the upper class, he wrote what was considered by the ruling council in Geneva to be an inflammatory pamphlet entitled "Compte rendu de la défense des citoyens bourgeois." It was burnt in the main square. His son Jean Louis Mallet spent had a career in the British civil service, becoming secretary of the Board of Audit. Mallet's grandson, Sir Louis Mallet entered the civil service in the Board of Trade and rose to be an economist and a member of the Council of India. Mallet du Pan's Mémoires et correspondance was edited by A. Sayous. See Mallet du Pan and the French Revolution by Bernard Mallet, son of Sir Louis Mallet, author of a biography of his father, he is known for coining the adage "like Saturn, the Revolution devours its children," which appeared as "A l'exemple de Saturne, la révolution dévore ses enfants" in his circulated 1793 essay Considérations sur la nature de la Révolution de France, et sur les causes qui en prolongent la durée.

Translated into English at the time, the essay is known to have been read by and influenced William Pitt's views. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Mallet du Pan, Jacques". Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press. Works by or about Jacques Mallet du Pan at Internet Archive


Genticorum is a popular traditional Québécois musical trio based in Montreal, Canada. Members are Pascal Gemme, Yann Falquet, Nicholas Williams, replacing Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand; each member additionally provides percussion by clogging. The band formed in the autumn of 2000, as of 2011, have released four albums all on Roues Et Archets, an independent record label. Genticorum fuses modern composition and elements from Celtic music, their musical scores are original based on Gemme’s repertoire of fiddle tunes, while their lyrics are traditional. Genticorum was formed by three musicians who found a love for French Canadian fiddle tunes, folk music, performing a melding of such a variety of acoustic musical genres that their sound has been described as world music, they perform their own compositions weaving their own arrangements with traditional fiddle music, Sing Out! magazine notes that the flute is featured on most of their tracks. Genticorum gained their name from a word which Gemme remembers his grandfather singing, although he is unsure of the meaning.

He believes it carries with it an association with the words quorum. All lyrics to their songs are in French. Despite touring in English-speaking countries, they have toured outside North America and Europe to countries as diverse as Egypt and Malaysia; the band members have used this exposure to integrate a variety of musical elements to their unique sound. The group is active in Quebec’s traditional dance scene, offers custom tailored bilingual workshops on fiddle, guitar and foot-tapping. Genticorum’s 2005 second album, Malins Plaisirs won the Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Ensemble and was nominated for a Juno and the Félix Awards. Genticorum's La Bibournoise was nominated for the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards for World Traditional Album of the year. Yann Falquet has explored numerous styles of acoustic music, his influences are varied, including the accompanists of Brittany, Scandinavia and North America among others. He toured for three years with the Edmonton based Celtic/world group The McDades.

Nicholas Williams has developed a reputation as a versatile and sought-after musician in the traditional music scenes of Québec and New England. His rhythmic yet nuanced style of flute playing draws from Irish and Scottish traditions, as well as from his studies of classical North Indian music. After completing a BFA in world music and composition at York University, Nicholas moved to Québec in 2000, where he has enjoyed exploring the common ground of his own diverse musical experiences with the rich Québécois musical tradition. An accomplished accordion and piano player, he has been a member of the band Crowfoot since 2005, plays with fiddler Laura Risk, in the Alex Kehler & Nicholas Williams duo. Pascal Gemme has a degree in classical and jazz guitar, his grandfather inspired him to take up the fiddle, he has since both given master-classes in the United States and taught at the École des Arts de la Veillée in Montreal. He is responsible for most of Genticorum’s arrangements, served the same role for the Québécois/Celtic/world show Chantier by Zeugma.

He is working as a producer and session musician for various projects involving commercial radio and television. Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand started his musical career as a funk-Latin-jazz composer/arranger and bass player. A fascination with folk music led him to discover the wooden flute in 1997, which he now teaches at the École des Arts de la Veillée in Montreal and at the Cégep of Joliette, he has played with a variety of bands including the folk-pop group Perdu l’Nord for which he composed and played bass and flute. Le Galarneau – 2002 Malins Plaisirs – 2005 La Bibournoise - 2008 Nagez Rameurs - 2011 Enregistré Live - 2013 Avant l'orage - 2018

Chris Giles

Chris Giles is a former Welsh footballer, most acting first team coach at Yeovil Town. He played predominantly as a defender, but could play as a striker. Giles began his career with as youth team top goalscorer and Player of the Year. In his time there, they won the F. A Trophy and promotion to the Football League in 2002–03; the following season, he only played one league game for the club before being loaned out to Woking. He was allowed to leave the club in March of the 2003–04 season. After leaving Yeovil, Giles soon joined Aldershot Town. During his two years there, he helped them to reach the Play-off Final and Play-off Semi-final of the Conference. After a two-year stint with Aldershot, he signed for Crawley Town in 2005, signing a two-year contract with the club. After helping them fight off relegation, he left at the beginning of his second year due to the club's financial troubles, he soon succeeded in helping them avoid relegation. As vice captain he made 33 league appearances in the 2007–08 season as the club finished in their highest league placing, but was released at the end of the season.

He re-signed for Crawley Town on 23 May 2008 and was named Club Captain in the season that they too achieved their highest placing. Giles has made 6 appearances for scoring three times. Giles left Crawley by mutual consent in January 2010 following a number of injury problems. After release from Crawley, he was snapped up by Salisbury City on a contract until the end of the 2009–10 season that same day; this deal was extended despite the club's two league demotion. Giles became a key player for the side. However, halfway through the 2010–11 season, Giles was given a 6-month leave of absence due to personal circumstances, but at the same time committed his future to the Whites by signing a new deal for the 2011–12 season, he returned to the Whites for the start of pre-season in July 2011. In March 2012, Giles agreed a new one-year contract with Salisbury. In June 2013, he was made interim first team coach at the club after he retired from playing due to persistent injury problems. Following two unsuccessful ankle operations whilst playing at Salisbury City FC, Giles firstly supported manager Darryl Clarke and Michael Harris on the coaching staff, focusing on defence and analysis.

On 22 December 2015, Giles returned to Yeovil Town as acting first team coach under interim manager Darren Way. Chris Giles at Soccerbase


Sesbania is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family and the only genus found in tribe Sesbanieae. Riverhemp is a common name for plants in this genus. Notable species include the rattlebox, spiny sesbania, Sesbania sesban, used in cooking. Plants of this genus, some of which are aquatic, can be used in alley cropping to increase the soil's nitrogen content; the species of rhizobia responsible for nitrogen fixation in Sesbania rostrata is Azorhizobium caulinodans. Some 60 species are accepted, with about 39 still unresolved; the largest number of species are found in Africa, the remainder in Australia and Asia. Fossil seed pods from upper Oligocene resembling Sesbania have been found in the Hungarian locality of Eger Wind-brickyard; the fossil species grew in a riparian environment. Data related to Sesbania at Wikispecies Media related to Sesbania at Wikimedia Commons