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Union Street, Aberdeen

Union Street is a major street and shopping thoroughfare in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is named after the Acts of Union 1800 with Ireland. Union Street was built to relieve the strain of the small, cramped streets that caused problems for people coming into the city, it was built higher than the old town and was designed to include the five entrances from the city: Queens Road - Rubislaw from Hazelhead. The street was designed in the beginning of the 19th century under plans suggested by Charles Abercrombie and nearly bankrupted the city; the Denburn River still runs under Union Bridge but has been covered over by a dual carriageway road. The street is one mile long and a feat of engineering skill involving the partial levelling of St. Catherine's Hill and the building of arches to carry the street over Putachieside; the Denburn Valley was crossed by Union Street by Union Bridge. The Union Street holds the record of the'Worlds largest single span granite bridge' at 130 feet across; some of the large shops on or accessed directly from Union Street are Marks and Spencer, HMV, Mostyn Mckenzie, AllSaints, Lakeland and Sports Direct.

The street was home to Bruce Miller's notable musical instrument shop until June 2011, when it closed. Shopping centres include the Trinity Shopping Centre. In addition there are bars and a number of nightclubs on the street, a former cinema building, a grand façade fronting the churchyard of the Kirk of St. Nicholas. Jamie Oliver opened an Italian restaurant in the former Esslemont & Mackintosh department store sometime in 2013, however this closed in January 2017. In 2012, HSBC opened its biggest Scottish branch on the street. Pret A Manger opened; the street used to be closed sometimes for the Saturday International Market until it was moved to Union Terrace, which runs at right angles from halfway along Union Street. In the runup to Christmas, elaborate Christmas lights are displayed on gantries above and across the street. A ceremony is held to mark the illumination of these lights; the Granite Mile is a local name for the long stretch of road. Granite Mile begins at the Castlegate, the Mercat Cross, near Justice Street.

It follows the length of Union Street to Holburn Junction

Piscataway Technical High School

Piscataway Technical High School is a four-year career academy and college preparatory magnet public high school located in Piscataway in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States, that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades of many diverse cultures from all over Middlesex County as part of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools. As of the 2017-18 school year, the school had an enrollment of 391 students and 43.0 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 9.1:1. There were 38 eligible for reduced-cost lunch; the Piscataway Tech Raiders compete in the Greater Middlesex Conference, which operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. With 452 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as Central Jersey, Group I for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 12 to 467 students in that grade range. School colors are hunter gold.

Interscholastic sports offered by the school are baseball, basketball and softball. Core members of the school's administration are: Nicole Slade, Principal Richard Heffers, Assistant Principal Sonja Paprota, Assistant Principal School website Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools Piscataway Technical High School's 2015–16 School Performance Report from the New Jersey Department of Education National Center for Educational Statistics data for the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools

Narcissus and Goldmund

Narcissus and Goldmund is a novel written by the German–Swiss author Hermann Hesse, first published in 1930. At its publication and Goldmund was considered Hesse's literary triumph. Narcissus and Goldmund is the story of a young man, who wanders aimlessly throughout Medieval Germany after leaving a Catholic monastery school in search of what could be described as "the meaning of life". Narcissus, a gifted young teacher at the cloister school befriends Goldmund, as they are only a few years apart, Goldmund is bright. Goldmund looks up to Narcissus, Narcissus has much fondness for him in return. After straying too far in the fields one day on an errand gathering herbs, Goldmund comes across a beautiful Gypsy woman, who kisses him and invites him to make love; this encounter becomes his epiphany. With Narcissus' help, he leaves the monastery and embarks on a wandering existence. Goldmund finds he is attractive to women, has numerous love affairs. After seeing a beautiful carved Madonna in a church, he feels his own artistic talent awakening and seeks out the master carver, with whom he studies for several years.

However, in the end Goldmund refuses an offer of guild membership, preferring the freedom of the road. When the Black Death devastates the region, Goldmund encounters human existence at its ugliest. After being imprisoned and set to executed, he is reunited with and saved by his friend Narcissus, now an abbot, the two reflect upon the different paths their lives have taken, contrasting the artist with the thinker; the timeline and geography of the narrative is left somewhat vague, as the tale is rather abstract, there is little attempt at historical accuracy. For example, some of Narcissus and Goldmund's discussions of philosophy and science sound too modern to have taken place during medieval times. In this novel the influence of Friedrich Nietzsche's theory of the Apollonian versus Dionysian spirit is evident; the polarization of Narcissus's individualist Apollonian character stands in contrast to the passionate and zealous disposition of Goldmund. Hesse, in the spirit of Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy, completes the equation by creating Goldmund as a wanderer balanced out by Narcissus, the structured and stable priest-monk, highlighting the harmonizing relationship between the main characters.

Goldmund is presented as an evolving seeker who attempts to embody both Apollonian and Dionysian elements, thus capturing Nietzsche's conception of the ideal tragedy. Goldmund comes to embody a wide spectrum of the human experience, lusting for the gruesome ecstasy of the sensual world yet capturing and representing it through his talent as a sculptor. Like most of Hesse's works, the main theme of this book is the wanderer's struggle to find himself, as well as the Jungian union of polar opposites. Goldmund represents nature and the "feminine mind", while Narcissus represents science and logic and God and the "masculine mind"; these "feminine" and "masculine" qualities are drawn from the Jungian archetypal structure, is reminiscent of some of his earlier works Demian. Throughout the novel, Goldmund becomes aware of memories of his own mother, which results in his desire to return to the Urmutter. However, he tries to reconcile the Apollonian and Dionysian ideals through art; the first translation into English, appeared in the Lover.

Penguin Modern Classics published this translation in 1971, entitled "Narziss and Goldmund", reprinting in 1971, 1972x2, 1973x2, 1974x2, 1976, 1978. In 1968, a translation by Ursule Molinaro was published as Goldmund. In 1994 a new translation by Leila Vennewitz was shortlisted for the Schlegel-Tieck Prize

Art Themen

Arthur Edward George "Art" Themen is a British jazz saxophonist and orthopaedic surgeon. Critic John Fordham has described him as "an appealing presence on the British jazz circuit for over 40 years.... A Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins disciple... Themen has proved himself remarkably attentive to the saxophone styles of subsequent generations." Themen was born in Manchester, where he was involved with the traditional jazz scene in the late 1950s as a self-taught musician, having started playing clarinet as a schoolboy. In 1958 he began his medical studies at the University of Cambridge, going on in 1961 to complete his studies at St Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, qualifying in 1964, he specialised in orthopaedic medicine becoming a consultant. Themen started playing jazz with the Cambridge University Jazz Group – with bandmates including Lionel Grigson, Dave Gelly and Dick Heckstall-Smith – and in London playing with blues musicians Jack Bruce and Alexis Korner. In 1965 Themen played with the Peter Stuyvesant Jazz Orchestra in Zürich, going on to play with such English luminaries as Michael Garrick, Ian Carr, Graham Collier's Music.

In 1974 Themen entered on what was to be one of his central musical relationships when he started playing with Stan Tracey, he has played with all of Tracey's groups, touring with him all over the world as well as around the UK. Themen has played and toured with visiting US musicians, including Nat Adderley, Red Rodney, George Coleman, Al Haig. In 1995 Themen formed a quartet with pianist John Critchinson. Themen's style owed much to the influence of Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins, but influences included such disparate saxophonists as Coleman Hawkins, Evan Parker, the "sheets of sound" John Coltrane. Themen was interviewed by Julian Joseph on BBC Radio 3's Jazz Line-Up on 22 November 2014 as a celebration of the saxophonist's 75th birthday, he revealed that he had played clarinet, but since page three of the tutor book had been missing he had played for some time with the mouthpiece upside-down. He was inspired to play saxophone after he attended a gig by the Dankworth Seven, at the local Palais, at the age of 16, with a female cousin.

The immaculately-dressed and manicured saxophonist Danny Moss winked at Themen's cousin and the instant effect this had convinced Themen that his future lay in the saxophone. Following his retirement as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Themen has been focusing on his jazz career. 1979: Expressly Ellington - Al Haig, Jamil Nasser and Art Themen 1982: Bebop "Live" – Al Haig, Peter King and Art Themen 1997: Classics – Howard Riley and the Art Themen Quartet 2008: The 3 Tenors at the Appleby Jazz Festival – Art Themen, Mornington Lockett and Don Weller With Graham Collier New Conditions Symphony of Scorpions The Day of the Dead Hoarded Dreams Art Themen discography at Discogs Art Themen at BBC Muaic


Kinarut is a town in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. It is located about 20 kilometres south of the state capital, Kota Kinabalu, Kinarut railway station is one of the stops on the Sabah State Railway. Kinarut is under the administration of the Papar District. Several theories exist as to the etymological origins of the name'Kinarut'. One such theory is that it refers to a street in the town, called China Road. Another theory is that it originated from the Dusun word Kinorut which means'cutting using a knife'. Kinarut belonged to the Sultanate of Brunei. In the late 17th century, when Sultan Abdul Hakkul Mubin had to withdraw from Chermin Island during the Brunei Civil War, he built a base in Kinarut at a strategic location protected by two rivers, he remained there for ten years as the Sultan of Kinarut, during which incidents of piracy in the surrounding seas decreased significantly. With help from the local Bajau and Dusun people, he managed to counter several attacks from Sultan Muhyiddin. A 2010 census estimated the population of Kinarut at 18,029.

This population consists of Bajaus, Bruneian Malays and Chinese There is a large Filipino refugee settlement in Kinarut, which has caused ethnic tension among locals. Kinarut is noted for its weekly tamu, an open air market dominated by native sellers, held every Saturday, it is close to Dinawan Island, Lok Kawi Wildlife Centre and the Kinarut Mansion ruins

1978 NCAA Division III Basketball Tournament

The 1978 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament was the fourth annual single-elimination tournament to determine the men's collegiate basketball national champion of National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III, held during March 1978. The tournament field included 30 teams and the national championship rounds were contested in Rock Island, Illinois. North Park defeated 69 -- 57, in the championship game to win their first national title. Site: Rock Island, Illinois 1978 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament 1978 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament