Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Drauzin Angelle

Drauzin Angelle (December 25, 1871 - December 19, 1958) was a farmer and a politician in St. Martin Parish in south Louisiana. As the chief deputy sheriff from 1924 until his death, Angelle became a Democratic power broker in his largely rural sugar-producing parish.

Angelle was born in the Fifth Ward of St. Martin Parish to Jean-Baptiste Angelle and the former Arthemise Dupuis (pronounced DEW PWEE). He was twice married. With the former Aminth Guidry, he had a daughter, Mozella. He wed the former Agnes Guidry on March 27, 1894, and they had eight children, including Robert Joseph "Bob" Angelle (1896-1979), who would serve as mayor of Breaux Bridge, a St. Martin Parish community, and in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1934-1964. He was Speaker of the House from 1957-1960.

Drauzin Angelle's only elected position was as a constable of the Fifth Ward, a position that he held from 1914-1924, when he became the chief deputy under Sheriff Wade O. Martin, Sr., and continued in that capacity after Martin was elected to the Louisiana Public Service Commission in 1932. Angelle remained chief deputy under a number of sheriffs. The sheriffs ran for reelection every four years, but Angelle as the power behind the sheriff remained chief deputy throughout three decades. Angelle was known as the organizer of "The Old Faction" and the "Father of the Fifth Ward".

Angelle was tied to the Long faction of Louisiana politics, as was Sheriff Martin, Sr. However, in the late 1950s, Wade O. Martin, Jr., the Louisiana secretary of state quarreled with Governor Earl Kemp Long, who obtained legislative passage of bills to strip Martin, Jr., of much of the jurisdiction of his office. Drauzin Angelle died about the time of the Long-Martin rivalry.

He is interred in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Cecilia, a town in northern St. Martin Parish.

[edit] References

  • "Drauzin Angelle", A Dictionary of Louisiana Biography, Vol. 1 (1988), p. 15

Vivre (Guy Bonnet song)

"Vivre" (English translation: "Living") was the French entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1983, performed in French by Guy Bonnet.

The song was performed first (preceding Norway's Jahn Teigen with "Do Re Mi"). At the close of voting, it had received 56 points, placing 8th in a field of 20.

The song deals with the parting of two lovers, with one apparently slated to be executed by firing squad while the other continues to live.

The song was also recorded under the title "Vièure" in the minority Provençal language.

It was succeeded as French representative at the 1984 Contest by Annick Thoumazeau with "Autant d'amoureux que d'étoiles".

Monday, March 30, 2009

Tibberton, Worcestershire

Tibberton is a village in Worcestershire, England. Coordinates: 52°12′54″N 2°08′24″W / 52.215°N 2.14°W / 52.215; -2.14

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Between Order and Model

Between Order & Model
Between Order & Model cover
EP by Funeral for a Friend
ReleasedAugust 12, 2002
RecordedMighty Atom Studios (Swansea, South Wales)
LabelMighty Atom
ProducerJoel Gibb and Funeral for a Friend
Funeral for a Friend chronology

Between Order & Model

Four Ways to Scream Your Name


Between Order and Model is the debut EP by Welsh post-hardcore band Funeral for a Friend. It was released on August 12, 2002 (see 2002 in music) through Mighty Atom Records in the United Kingdom. It is currently out of print and highly sought after by fans of the band. All of the tracks, excluding "Juno," were included on the band's 2003 (see 2003 in music) EP, Seven Ways to Scream Your Name. "Red Is the New Black" was featured on the band's debut album "Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation", whilst "Juno" was reborn as "Juneau" on the album. The band recorded a promo video for "10:45 Amsterdam Conversation with the current line up for a Welsh TV show. This EP was later re-released due to a high demand for it. The avid fan can tell the difference between the original and the re-release. The original's CD is gold coloured whilst the re-release is pale blue, the liner sleeve on the re-release is a pale blue rather than white and the background colour on the back of the case is also pale blue rather than orange.

[edit] Track listing

  1. "10:45 Amsterdam Conversations" (3:39)

  2. "Juno" (Early version of "Juneau") (3:43)

  3. "Red Is the New Black" (5:09)

  4. "The Art of American Football" (2:23)

[edit] Credits

Line-up credited at point of release:

Matt Davies (aka Davies-Kreye) - voice (melody)

Kris Roberts (aka Coombs-Roberts) - guitar

Darran Smith (listed as Darren Smith) - guitar

Gareth Davies* - bass

Ryan Richards* - drums, voice (aggression)

*Not involved in the recording

Ex-members involved in and thanked for the recording (not credited in the re-issue):

Johnny Phillips - drums

Matthew Evans - agression vocals

Andi Morris - bass guitar

Additional backing vocals by Alwyn Davies

Produced and mixed by Joe Gibb and Funeral for a Friend

Engineered by Roger Hopkins and Alwyn Davies

Recorded at Mighty Atom Studios, Swansea

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Princess Mononoke: Music from the Motion Picture

Princess Mononoke: Music from the Motion Picture
Princess Mononoke: Music from the Motion Picture cover
Soundtrack by Joe Hisaishi
Released12 October 1999 (North America)
LabelMilan (North America)

Tokuma Japan Communications (Japan)
Professional reviews

Princess Mononoke: Music from the Motion Picture is the soundtrack to Hayao Miyazaki's 1997 film, Princess Mononoke. The music was composed by Joe Hisaishi, the soundtrack composer for nearly all of Miyazaki's productions, and Miyazaki wrote the lyrics of the two vocal tracks, The Tatara Women Work Song and the Theme Song.

It has been released in two versions, the original Japanese edition, and an English edition. Most tracks are identical, performed by the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Hiroshi Kumagai, except for the main theme song heard at the end of the movie, which has been translated to English. A longer edit of the song, heard in the middle of the movie and featured on track 20 of the Japanese edition, has been dropped from the English edition. The Japanese version of the theme is sung by counter-tenor Yoshikazu Mera, while the English translation is sung by Sasha Lazard. The soundtrack has also been released in France, in its original Japanese form.

As usual with Studio Ghibli movies, additional albums featuring soundtrack themes in alternative versions have been released. The image album features early versions of the themes, recorded at the beginning of the movie production process, and used as source of inspiration for the various artists involved. The symphonic suite features longer compositions, each encompassing several of the movie themes, performed by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mario Klemens.

[edit] Tracklisting

  1. "The Tale of Ashitaka" – 1:39

  2. "The Demon God" – 3:51

  3. "Departure - To the West" – 2:33

  4. "Demon Power" – 0:36

  5. "The Land of the Impure" – 2:59

  6. "The Encounter" – 0:53

  7. "Kodamas" – 2:27

  8. "The Forest of the God" – 0:41

  9. "Evening at the Ironworks" – 0:39

  10. "The Demon God II - The Lost Mountains" – 0:57

  11. "Lady Eboshi" – 2:48

  12. "The Tatara Women Work Song" – 1:30

  13. "The Furies" – 1:28

  14. "The Young Man from the East" – 1:25

  15. "Requiem" – 2:22

  16. "Will to Live" – 0:32

  17. "San and Ashitaka in the Forest of the Deer God" – 1:39

  18. "Princess Mononoke Theme Song (Instrumental Version)" – 2:08

  19. "Requiem II" – 2:14

  20. "Princess Mononoke Theme Song" – 3:32 (not in the English release)

  21. "Battle Drums" – 2:47

  22. "The Battle in Front of the Ironworks" – 1:26

  23. "Demon Power II" – 2:30

  24. "Requiem III" – 0:55

  25. "Retreat" – 1:31

  26. "The Demon God III" – 1:14

  27. "Adagio of Life and Death" – 2:09

  28. "The World of the Dead" – 1:27

  29. "The World of the Dead II" – 1:33

  30. "Adagio of Life and Death II" – 1:07

  31. "Ashitaka and San" – 3:12

  32. "Princess Mononoke Theme Song" – 1:23

  33. "The Tale of Ashitaka Theme (End Credit)" – 5:03


Kane chokes and lifts CM Punk prior to slamming him.

A chokeslam, or in Japanese, a "nodowa otoshi", refers to a type of body slam in professional wrestling in which the wrestler grasps their opponent's neck, lifts them up, and slams them to the mat. It is common in televised wrestling because it is simple and relatively safe, yet looks powerful on camera. The chokeslam is typically used as a finisher by large wrestlers, further enhancing its perception as a powerful maneuver. This maneuver can be more damaging if the victim is slammed into an object, such as a table, steel chair, or garbage can.

The most common variety of chokeslam is performed with a single-handed choke. The wrestler places their free hand behind the opponent's back to help turn them horizontally for the throw. Although a chokeslam begins with a "choke", it is not usually considered to be an illegal move. The single arm choke that normally precedes a chokeslam is known as a goozle.

Sometimes, instead of the simple chokeslam, the attacking wrestler falls into a sitting position while slamming the opponent when initiating the move for more impact. This version is usually referred to as a chokebomb, a cross between the normal chokeslam and a powerbomb.


[edit] Variations

[edit] Back suplex chokeslam

In this elevated chokeslam the wrestler stands behind the opponent, puts his head under one of the opponent's arms, and lifts them onto his shoulder. The wrestler then pushes the opponent upwards, turns 180°, and grabs hold of the falling opponent's throat, driving them down to the mat back first.

[edit] Chokeslam backbreaker

The wrestler performing the move stands in front of and slightly to the left of the opponent receiving it. The wrestler then reaches out and grabs the opponent's throat and trunks, and lifts him or her in the air as though the wrestler is about to deliver a chokeslam. However, as the wrestler brings the opponent back down to the mat the wrestler kneels, slamming the other wrestler's back onto his or her extended knee. This move is popularly known as a chokebreaker/choke breaker, which is a portmanteau of this move's technical name.

[edit] Double chokeslam

When two wrestlers execute a chokeslam on a single opponent at the same time it is referred to as a double chokeslam. Due to convenience of wording, a double chokeslam can also refer to two chokeslams being performed by a single wrestler on two opponents at the same time (i.e. single person double chokeslam), and occasionally in a tag team match where each member of one team will chokeslam a member of the opposing team (i.e. simultaneous / stereo chokeslams) which can also be referred to as stereo chokeslams.

The traditional version is also referred to as a double spinebuster/double front slam as the action of lifting an opponent up and throwing them down are much the same, though the spinebuster and front slam are more common on a charging opponent.

[edit] Leg trap chokeslam

Also known as a leg hook chokeslam, the attacker starts out by lifting the opponent's left or right leg off the ground and tucks it under their arm while using whichever free hand to grab the opponent's neck while still keeping their leg tucked under the arm. Then, the attacker lifts the opponent high into the air and slams the victim down to the mat. The move can also be used as a reversal from when the opponent tries some form of kick only to have the attacker catch and trap the leg setting up the move from there. A sitting version and a kneeling version are also possible.

[edit] Two handed chokeslam

This move sees a wrestler first grasp an opponent's neck with both hands, then lifting them up and choking them before then throwing the opponent back down to the mat usually after choking out his opponent. A falling version of this move can see the attacking wrestler fall forward to the mat while keeping their arms extended but will more often see the wrestler fall into a seated position or a kneeling position.

[edit] Vertical suplex chokeslam

In this elevated chokeslam the wrestler grabs a front facelock on the opponent and wraps their arm over the wrestlers neck. The wrestler then lifts the opponent upside down, as in a vertical suplex. The wrestler moves his arm from around the opponent's neck, grabbing hold of their throat. The wrestler then slams the opponent down to the mat back first.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Skippy: Adventures in Bushtown

Skippy: Adventures in Bushtown is an animated children's series created by Yoram Gross of Blinky Bill fame. It is set around a fictionalised Australian town.

It differs from the other Skippy series as it is animated and features anthropomorphic characters, especially Skippy who is a baseball cap wearing kangaroo.

[edit] Premise

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo (voiced by Keith Scott) is a young park ranger (possibly early twenties) who resides in Bushtown who always happens to get in the way of Mayor Croco, his pack of goons, and his frequent get-rich schemes which often endanger the town.

Southwest Dairy Museum

The Southwest Dairy Museum, located in Sulphur Springs, Texas, showcases the important effect the dairy industry had on the town's growth. The museum, which consists of a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) facility, serves as the headquarters for the many activities sponsored by the Southwest Dairy Farmers.[1] The idea for the museum came in 1982 when several in the dairy industry came up with the idea of preserving artifacts and historical documents related to the dairy industry in the United States, and specifically in rural areas. The museum became a reality in 1991 and included a fleet of Mobile Dairy Classrooms that travel to schools and other areas.[2][3]

There has been discussion about converting other disused dairy farms into an expansion for the museum, but this has not yet happened.[4] The museum's exhibits include: the life of a dairy farm before electricity came to rural areas and demonstrations on separating cream, the first stem in dairy production. [1]

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Coordinates: 33°8′27″N 95°37′14″W / 33.14083°N 95.62056°W / 33.14083; -95.62056

Friday, March 27, 2009

Tommie van der Leegte

Tommie van der Leegte
Personal information
Full nameTommie van der Leegte
Date of birthMarch 27, 1977 (1977-03-27) (age 31)
Place of birth   Bergeyk, Netherlands
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubNAC Breda
Senior career1
YearsClubApp (Gls)*








PSV Eindhoven

RKC Waalwijk (loan)

RKC Waalwijk

FC Twente

RKC Waalwijk (loan)

ADO Den Haag

VfL Wolfsburg

PSV Eindhoven

NAC Breda
030 00(1)

012 00(0)

068 00(8)

058 00(6)

011 00(0)

080 00(3)

045 00(0)

002 00(0)

000 00(0)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals

counted for the domestic league only and

correct as of 6/8/07.

* Appearances (Goals)

Tommie van der Leegte (born 27 March 1977) is a professional Dutch footballer. He plays for NAC Breda.

Van der Leegte made his debut as a 17 years old for PSV. After 2 seasons for PSV he was loaned to RKC Waalwijk. After 1 season in Waalwijk he signed a contract with the club. In the 2000/2001 season he was sold to FC Twente for 4 million gulden (approximately 1.8 million euros) where he played 2 seasons. In his third season at the club he had a loan spell for his second time at RKC Waalwijk where he finished the season. In the summer of 2003 he signed a contract at ADO Den Haag. After the first half of the 2005/2006 campaign he signed a contract for VfL Wolfsburg. Among his teammates at VfL Wolfsburg, his fellow Dutch were Kevin Hofland and Rick Hoogendorp.

In May 2007 it was rumoured that van der Leegte would become Phillip Cocu's successor at PSV. A few days later PSV signed him for 2 years. He joined NAC Breda in September 2008 on a two-year contract.[1]

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Swotvac, or sometimes Stuvac[1] refers to a period preceding examinations in high schools, higher education institutions and military colleges, chiefly in Commonwealth countries. Generally this period is one week long and free of classes or assessment. It permits students to spend the period revising material, generally in preparation for final exams. It is not often allocated for mid-semester or ongoing assessment. Though once popular and used by universities as the official name for the week, it seems to have fallen from favour and substituted for Revision week. Regardless, the term swotvac remains popular amongst students and academic staff.

The term Swotvac derives from the Scottish word swot (or less commonly swat) originally meaning to sweat, which found use as a slang word describing a student paying careful attention to his work. Swot as a verb suggests acting like a swot, studying for one's exams. Vac is generally considered to be a shortened form of vacation, indicating the period free of classes. The use of the uncommon and outmoded word 'swot' has led to the backronym Study Without Teaching Vacation. There are many other different backronyms that can be derived.

A similar week may also be known as Reading Week in US institutions of higher learning.

Netherthorpe School

Netherthorpe School

TypeSecondary Comprehensive
Acting headteacherA C Senior
Chair of GovernorsRev William Butt
SpecialismScience College
LocationRalph Road



S43 3PU

Ofsted number112985
Students1119 (2007/2008)
Ages11 to 18
Current House(s)Sitwell, Frecheville, DeRodes
Former House(s)Cavendish
WebsiteNetherthorpe School
Coordinates: 53°16′04″N 1°20′19″W / 53.267644°N 1.338496°W / 53.267644; -1.338496

Netherthorpe School is a secondary school designated science college status that is based in the town of Staveley in the Chesterfield district of Derbyshire.[1]


[edit] History

The old part of the school

The school was founded in 1572[2]

A quote from an 1857 directory:

Netherthorpe School.—Francis Rodes, by will, 29th of Elizabeth, left a yearly rent charge of £20 per annum, to be taken forth of his manor of Elmton; £8 thereof to the Grammar school, at Staveley Netherthorpe, £8 for two scholarships in St. John’s, Cam­bridge, and £4 for the relief of soldiers who should be sent to the wars out of Staveley, Barlborough, and Elmton. Robert Sitwell, by will, 41st Elizabeth, gave a messuage in Killamarsh, on trust, to pay £6 yearly to the schoolmaster. Lord James Cavendish, 1742, left a rent charge of £6, issuing out of closes at Hollingwood, for the maintenance of the schoolmaster. In addition to these, the Rev. Francis Gisborne gave £10, to be invested in stock. The income of the various benefactions amounts to £29 per annum. All the sons of parishioners are considered as entitled to classical instruction; but the master makes his own charge for other branches.[3]

It became known as Netherthorpe Grammar School. From the 1980s until 1999, it was a grant-maintained school, and is now a foundation school (very much the same thing). It is to be redeveloped under the Building Schools for the Future scheme.

[edit] Traditions

The school has two school anthems- these are Forty Years On and Gaudeamus igitur and both are sung in certain assemblies and at special school occasions. The school strongly believes in traditions and roots; the uniform today is based on the uniforms of the first pupils and there is an active Senior Debating Society that has run for over ninety years. The meetings of the society are held in the original listed part of the school, built in 1572 and affectionately known as 'the old school' by pupils. Netherthorpe School are the current holders of the Derbyshire Debating Trophy.

The schools pupils are divided into three houses after the founders, theses houses are Sitwell, Frecheville and DeRodes. Throughout the year, pupils compete in inter-house competitions to win the coveted Rose Bowl.

[edit] Academic performance

It gets GCSE results at just under the England average, but gets reasonable above-average results at A level.

[edit] Alumni

[edit] At Netherthorpe Grammar School

[edit] References

  1. ^ Netherthorpe web site accessed 22 October 2007

  2. ^ Netherthorpe web site

  3. ^ Whites 1857 Directory of Derbyshire

  4. ^ ‘AINGER, Nicholas Richard, (Nick)’, Who's Who 2008, A & C Black, 2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 24 Aug 2008

  5. ^ ‘DEAKIN, Prof. Simon Francis’, Who's Who 2008, A & C Black, 2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 24 Aug 2008

  6. ^ SYKES, Sir Charles’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 24 Aug 2008

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