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Iowa-Grant School District

Iowa-Grant School District is a school district headquartered in Livingston and named for the counties in which the district is located. The district encompasses the villages of Cobb, Livingston, Rewey, the town of Mifflin, the unincorporated communities of Edmund, Arthur, it comprises three schools: an elementary school, a middle school, a high school. The elementary and middle school are in the same building, built in 1991. Iowa-Grant high school was built in 1960. Across from the current campus is a renovated historical one-room schoolhouse known as Hazel Dell; the school colors are black. The school song is Across the Field; the school's mascot is the panther. Iowa-Grant competes in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference, in Division 5 in football, in Division 3 in other sports. Prior to the creation of SWAL Iowa-Grant was in the Southern 8 conference; each year the Iowa-Grant football team plays Fennimore for the "milk can", because both communities have cheese factories. The school fight song is "Across the Field."Conference Champions Football: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1988, 1993, 2005, 2009 Volleyball: 1997,1998 Cross Country: 1962, 1965, 2000 Wrestling: 1973, 2006 Golf: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008State Champions Boys Basketball: 1981 Cross Country: 2000 Wrestling: 2004 Football: 1977 Women's Volleyball: 1978, 1989, 1997 Iowa-Grant School District website

Join the Joyride! Tour

The "Join the Joyride! World Tour" was the third concert tour by Swedish pop duo Roxette, their first tour to incorporate dates outside of Scandinavia, it was launched in support of their third studio album and saw the band playing a total of 100 shows throughout Europe and the Americas. Canadian rock band Glass Tiger supported Roxette on all European dates, while support on the Canadian and US dates was provided by fellow Canadian pop groups World on Edge and West End Girls. Opening on September 4 in Helsinki, the tour would see the band playing to over 1.7 million people during its 100 shows in Europe and North and South America. Tickets for the tour's Swedish dates in September 1991 sold out within a week of release, with the band performing to 104,200 people there over those fifteen dates; the South American leg of the tour was successful. Beginning on 25 March 1992 in Mexico City, the thirteen dates saw the band performing to a total of 347,000 audience members in Mexico, Paraguay, Chile and Brazil, with ticket prices across the tour averaging US$20.

They played four shows in both Argentina and Brazil, with total ticket sales in those countries exceeding 120,000 and 110,000, respectively. By the end of the tour, sales of Look Sharp! and Joyride in those six territories had risen to 1.1 million copies, up 27% from pre-tour sales figures. The North American leg of the tour received mixed reviews. A review for the Los Angeles Times claimed that Fredriksson was "squandering her talents in pop's low-rent district. She's superior to Roxette's uncomplicated, hook-crammed material". On a set painted in Piet Mondrian primary colors, Miss Fredriksson struts, leans on the other band members, makes symmetrical arm motions and straps on a guitar to take a few chords. On 21 August 1992, Roxette released a live video entitled Live-Ism, it contained a shortened version of their set from their 13 December 1991 performance at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, as well as music videos for "Church of Your Heart", " Excited?" and then-current single "How Do You Do!".

The latter was the first single taken from the duo's fourth studio album, released a week after the video. Tourism: Songs from Studios, Stages and Other Strange Places was described by Roxette as a "tour album", consisted of songs recorded by the band in various locations during the "Join the Joyride! Tour", including live versions of "The Look" and "Joyride" taken from the aforementioned Sydney concert, along with live versions of "It Must Have Been Love" from their 25 April 1992 concert in Santiago, Chile and "Things Will Never Be the Same" from a November 1991 concert in Zürich; this set list is representative of the tour's opening show on 4 September 1991 in Finland. It does not represent all dates throughout the tour; this set list is derived from the show on 28 June 1992 at the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. It can be considered representative of the entire tour. Marie Fredrikssonvocals, backing vocals, electric guitar, piano Per Gessle — vocals, backing vocals, rhythm guitar Per "Pelle" Alsing — drums, percussion Vicki Benckert — backing vocals, mandolin, electric guitar Anders Herrlin — bass Jonas Isacsson — electric guitar Clarence Öfwermankeyboards Staffan Öfwerman — backing vocals, percussion

Article structure

News stories and features, whether in magazine writing or broadcast news, can be categorized in terms of article structures that define the order in which information is introduced to the story. Some writers deny consciously organizing articles according to specific structures, but may use them to describe the writing post hoc. Others use it to develop the narrative. Still others may be required to pursue a specific style from the beginning by publisher guidelines; some of the structure types include: The inverted pyramid structure begins with the latest or most important developments provides greater description and detail, tapering off with less significant events of relevance. Proponents of this structure, common in news reporting, may criticize other styles as "burying the lead", though others criticize it as a dull style that "tells the joke by starting at the punch line"; because this structure is designed to permit truncation by an editor, authors do not need to plan a specific ending as they might with other styles.

A narrative structure is a chronological description of events. For example, an article about a set of murders may begin with the discovery of the first victim and end with the imprisonment or execution of a suspect; the hourglass structure is a combination of inverted narrative structures. The author begins with key details, adds details of lower importance as in the inverted pyramid structure; the story abruptly "turns", requiring a clear transition, to focus on a narrative, such as the story of a specific eyewitness or party, which addresses finer details and implications, before making its final conclusion. Like the inverted pyramid, it attempts to satisfy readers who don't complete the article, while continuing to engage readers with greater interest. In broadcast news reporting, the narrative portion may be provided by a reporter on the scene, while the beginning and end are told by an anchor at the studio; the simple narrative portion may be convenient for reporters writing under a deadline.

An article may begin with an anecdotal "hook". This is followed by a "nut graph" paragraph. Body paragraphs explore these ideas in greater detail, provide useful background, or explain conflicting opinions; the diamond structure is similar to a nut graph, with anecdotal hook, nut graph, a wealth of general detail, but progressively narrows these issues and applies them to the anecdote introduced in the hook. The story may be considered as a "quest" to understand the situation of a single individual. A journalism class may require this structure for an opinion story; the "Christmas tree" shape of this story broadens out from the introduction and a series of internal turning points or surprises within the narrative, before coming to a final conclusion. For example, the subject may be revealed to HIV, be unresponsive to existing drugs, learn of an experimental study, but doesn't know if it will work; each of these turning points provides the basis for further development of the story. The organic structure, as expounded by Jon Franklin, is composed at its most basic level of visual imagery that provides a cinematic feel.

These are linked into "foci" that detail an action, which are in turn linked by "transitions in time, mood and character". A typical sequence of foci may be complication and resolution. Credited to Rick Bragg, the "five boxes" of this structure are a standard progression: A hook that attracts the reader's attention with a specific image or detail. Journalism Mainstream media

Jasti Chelameswar

Jasti Chelameswar is the former Judge of the Supreme Court of India. He retired on 22 June 2018 as the second most senior Supreme court judge. Earlier, he was the Chief Justice of the High Court of Gauhati High Court, he was one of the 4 judges who held a controversial press conference against the Chief Justice of India, Justice Dipak Misra. Chelameswar was born in Peddamuttevi village of Movva mandal, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, the son of Jasti Lakshminarayana, a lawyer who practised at the district court, his wife Annapoornamma. After completing his schooling in Machilipatnam, Chelameswar enrolled at Loyola College and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Science with Physics as his major subject, he studied Law and obtained an LLB from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam in 1976. Chelameswar served as an Additional Judge at the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, he became the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court in 2007. He was transferred as the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court and was elevated as a Judge, Supreme Court of India in October 2011.

According to an Op-Ed in The Economic Times: Chelameswar, once a government pleader, was appointed additional judge in the Andhra Pradesh High Court in 1997. He has been chief justice of both the Gauhati and Kerala high courts where he is perceived as having done exemplary work on the green benches there, he was made a Supreme Court judge in 2011 after an unexplained delay. This denied him the chance to be chief justice of India, he has delivered several landmark judgements while in the top court. Chelameswar and Rohinton Fali Nariman formed the two judge bench of the Supreme Court of India which struck down a controversial law which gave Indian police the power to arrest anyone accused of posting emails or other electronic messages which "causes annoyance or inconvenience"; the judges held Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which made such offenses punishable up to three years imprisonment, to be unconstitutional. According to Chelameswar and Nariman, several terms in the law they were striking down were "open-ended and vague" which made them nebulous in nature.

According to the judges: "What may be offensive to one may not be offensive to another. What may cause annoyance or inconvenience to one may not cause annoyance or inconvenience to another.”In their judgement the judges clarified that a distinction needs to be made between discussion and incitement. Any discussion, or advocacy of an unpopular cause cannot be restricted, it is only when such discussion or advocacy reaches the level of incitement whereby it causes public disorder or affects the security of the state can it be curbed; the judgement has been welcomed for defending the Indian Constitution's ideals of tolerance and the Constitutional provisions of free speech. It has been pointed out that the controversial law struck down by Chelameswar and Nariman had gained notoriety after many people in India started getting arrested for innocuous reasons on the ground that they had violated the now scrapped law. A three judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court, comprising Chelameswar, Sharad Arvind Bobde, Chokkalingam Nagappan, ratified an earlier order of the Supreme Court and clarified that no Indian citizen without an Aadhaar card can be deprived of basic services and government subsidies.

In his dissenting opinion in the NJAC verdict, Chelameswar had criticised the collegium system of appointing judges, which he said has become "a euphemism for nepotism" where "mediocrity or less" is promoted and a "constitutional disorder" does not look distant

Batu Lawi Hill

Batu Lawi is a twin-peaked mountain in the Kelabit Highlands of Sarawak, Malaysia that has played important roles in both ancient mythology and modern history. The taller ` male' peak is 2046 metres above sea level, it is one of the highest mountains in the state of Sarawak. Batu Lawi is sacred to many of the people who live in the region, such as the Penan. According to the legends of the Kelabit people, the mountain's peaks are a husband and wife—a pair of protector gods that are the parents of all highland peoples. There was a time, but Batu Lawi fought back to defeat it and Batu Apoi's flames died out. Kelabit people would traditionally visit Batu Lawi on pilgrimages from settlements such as Bario or Ba Kelalan—about a two-day walk through forest, now part of Pulong Tau National Park. According to their customs, from the moment they first set eyes on the mountain to the moment they stand at its base, they must not utter the mountain's name for fear of antagonising the spirits on the summits.

There have been regular sightings of flames bursting out spontaneously on the male peak, where Charles Hose, a naturalist and an administrator served under Brooke regime witnessed this phenomenon. He reasoned that the bleached surface of the limestone acted as a magnifying glass, causing dry grass to catch fire. In World War Two, the twin peaks of Batu Lawi served as an important landmark to pilots in the Royal Australian Air Force, during Allied missions to help recapture northern Borneo from Japan, which had invaded and occupied the region in 1941; the Allied response was to send commandos behind the Japanese lines to train the indigenous communities as part of the Z Special Unit to resist the Japanese invasion. One of those to parachute in was Tom Harrisson, the British scientist and founder of Mass Observation, a second lieutenant in the British Army. In those days, the maps of Borneo were of a poor quality; the pilot Squadron Leader Graham Pockley dfc and bar was leader of the expedition and of the RAAF Consolidated Liberator that carried Harrisson and seven other Z Force operatives behind the Japanese lines would have seen a thick green blanket of tropical forest for miles around.

However, the pale sandstone peaks of Batu Lawi stood out like a lighthouse and allowed the commandos to be sure they would land somewhere close to the settlement of Bario, the Kelabit people they sought. The jump was a success but the plane was shot down on its return to the airbase at Morotai in the Dutch East Indies. Squadron Leader Graham Pockley died after making the successful drop. Saddened by the loss of the plane, Tom Harrisson took part in the first successful ascent of the female peak, with Lejau Unad Doolinih and five other Kelabits in 1946, he placed a commemorative board just below the summit in memory of the lost crew, shot down on the way back to Morotai. It takes another 40 years before British and Australian soldiers from the 14th/20th King’s Hussars, led by Jonny Beardsall, made the first successful ascent of the male peak in 1986. Among those who have attempted to climb Batu Lawi was Bruno Manser, a Swiss national who lived for several years among the nomadic Penan people in Sarawak.

He failed. In May 2000, he entered Sarawak illegally and told his Penan companions that he planned to climb Batu Lawi for the second time but went missing since then, he was declared dead on 10 March 2005. On 14 August 2007, a team of Malaysian climbers ascended Batu Lawi; the vegetation on the female peak of Batu Lawi is classed as mountain heath, with low shrubs of Rhododendron and Callophyllum, ground herbs, ferns and carnivorous pitcher plants that include Nepenthes lowii. Many of the species present are found on the summit of Gunung Murud, Sarawak's highest mountain, but are endemic to Borneo—that is, found nowhere else on the planet. Below the female peak is a band of mossy elfin forest and, below that, oak-laurel forest. A 1998 expedition by members of the Miri branch of the Malaysian Nature Society recorded 67 species of bird, including helmeted hornbill, 20 species of mammal, including Bornean gibbon and sun bear, in the forest that surrounds Batu Lawi, but the only birds recorded from the summit of Batu Lawi itself were ochraceous bulbul and mountain blackeye.

In 1946, Tom Harrisson saw a peregrine falcon on the male peak. In May 2008 the authorities in Sarawak approved the area around Batu Lawi as an extension to Pulong Tau National Park; this meant all logging there should have ceased, but satellite images taken in May 2009 indicated extensive logging within the Batu Lawi reserve area. The images appeared in a report that the Council on Ethics of Norway’s State Pension Fund published in August 2010. Lightner, Sam Jr. All Elevations Unknown. Account of the first expedition to climb Batu Lawi, interspersed with the story of Australian soldiers sent to recruit and arm the natives in the area against the Japanese occupiers during World War II