The journey of the Sun god Ra, detail from the inner coffin of Nespawershefyt, Third Intermediate Period, 990-969 BC (plastered and painted wood) 21st Dynasty (c.1069-945 BC), Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.
Having endured centuries of post offices smelling like dung bombs, witches and wizards in the UK can finally breathe easy.
The national Owl Post Service has undergone a vast and thorough revamp in the past four years, integrating muggle technology with a suite of automation spells to increase cleanliness and efficiency.
Moving forward, wizards will no longer engage individual owls by themselves; orders are processed at the front desk, which are then scanned, sorted, and assigned by Autospell.
Owls are kept and cared for in an owlery nearby. Specialised owl-keepers make sure each owl has received its correct assignment and complete a series of health and safety checks before sending the avian postmen on their way.
After successfully testing the new system in a handful of post offices, including the high-traffic Hogsmeade branch, the OPS has rolled it out through the whole service.
While large numbers of the wizarding populace have taken to the system like birds to air, some remain skeptical. Earlier this week, Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch was spotted storming out of the Hogsmeade branch and shouting that he would ‘hang whoever invented this blasted thing by his skinny ankles and disembowel him’.
Cormac McLaggen, who spearheaded the revamp, has not responded to this threat.
Some pictures of my classroom. Our school’s theme this year is “Gear Up for the Future.” I had the kids write their individual goals on gears to hang up around the room.
One bulletin board I like is the “So…I’m Here” one. In our first staff meeting this year, we talked about our “why.” (This is based on a book by Simon Sinek, I believe.) Why do we teach? What’s our purpose in teaching? If you have a “why,” it’s going to affect your “how.” I tried to translate my “why” into goals for our classroom.
The other bulletin board I like is the one that summarizes the skills and beliefs I want my students to have. (I like it more for the words and not so much the design; I was getting tired when I put that one together. I’ll do better next year.) The professional skills are based on our school’s PBIS behavior expectations. The mathematical skills/beliefs are based on Jo Boaler’s mathematical mindsets. The global skills are based on the 4 C’s/21st century skills.
17th/21st Lancers c. 1922 - 1929 “The Fighting Spirit”
Inscription on the back reads: “A fine mount of the 17th/21st Lancers expressing in no uncertain fashion his dislike of the manoeuvres in which the 1st and 2nd Divisions of the Aldershot Command are taking part in the Thames Valley.“
Inspired by some asks, I decided to make a new, different type of
masterpost for people wanting to get into classical music (just google
classical music masterpost for others. I think there are 2 main ones and
they’re grouped by mood). I would make another one grouped by mood, but
because they’re already done, I decided to group by composer and order
chronologically. Specifically, what I’ll do is give only two examples
per composer. What this allows you to do is listen to get an idea of
what kinds of composers and what eras you like. I chose to avoid really
long pieces, and where I did include them I specified specific movements
to listen to.
Glossary for people not experienced with classical music: Movement
- a part of a larger work. Sometimes these movements could work alone
as pieces, sometimes they segue directly into or from other movements. Symphony - an orchestral work, most commonly 4 movements. The symphony was first created in the Classical period. Concerto - a work for a soloist (or, more rarely, multiple soloists) and an orchestra. Usually 3 movements. Suite
- A non-specific group of pieces. Some suites are taken from ballets,
some are folk song suites, there are tonnes of types of suite. Sonata - A piece for a solo instrument or a solo instrument with accompaniment (most usually from a piano). Usually 3 movements. Mass
- A piece of religious music for choir and orchestra. At least 5
movements (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei), often more.
Renaissance (c. 1400-1600)
John Taverner (1490-1545) Western Wind Mass Psalm 41
Giovanni da Palestrina (1525-1594) Missa Papae Marcelli Iubilate Deo
Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612) Sonata pian’ e forte (not actually a sonata by the previous definition) Quem vidistis pastores
Thomas Morley (1557 or 1558-1602) Now is the Month of Maying April is in my Mistress’ Face (if you like these, search for madrigals)
Baroque (c. 1600-1730)
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Dido and Aeneas: Dido’s Lament Suite in A minor
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) The Four Seasons (a group of four violin concertos) Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) Viola Concerto Tafelmusik
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 Cello Suite no. 6
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) The Messiah: Pt. 1: Sinfony, And the Glory of the Lord, For Unto Us a Child is Born, Pifa, Pt. 2: Hallelujah, Pt. 3: Amen Water Music
Classical (c. 1730-1820)
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Symphony no. 101 Cello Concerto no. 1
Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782) Cello Concerto in C Symphony in F
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Requiem: Introit, Kyrie, Dies Irae, Lacrymosa Symphony no. 41
Jan Dussek (1760-1812) Piano Sonata in B-flat Harp Sonata no. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) (considered to be the bridge from Classical to Romantic music) Symphony no. 5 Symphony no. 7
Romantic (c. 1820-1900)
Louis Spohr (1784-1859) Symphony no. 2 Clarinet Concerto no. 4
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) Der Freischütz: Overture Clarinet Concerto no. 2
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Symphony no. 9 Der Erlkönig (if you like this, search for Lieder)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Paulus: Overture Violin Concerto
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849) Piano Concerto no. 2 Scherzo in B-flat minor
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Symphony no. 3 Cello Concerto
Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Faust Symphony Piano Concerto no. 1
Richard Wagner (1813-1883) Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Clara Schumann (1819-1896) Piano Concerto Trio in G minor
Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) Symphony no. 4 Symphony no. 8
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Schicksalslied Symphony no. 1
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) Carnival of the Animals Symphony no. 3
Résumé : Il avait peur de revendiquer ses idées politiques. | Jean-François Copé,
jeune étudiant en Sciences Politiques à Paris, se morfond lors d'une
soirée étudiante quand l'un de ses camarades attire son attention.
Notes :Alors au cas où, avant toute chose, si jamais Le Monde ou d'autres passe
par là. C'EST DE L'HUMOUR. Du second degré et plus encore. Bien,
maintenant que c'est fait. Cette idée est partie de deux choses : Copé
qui explique dans un documentaire qu'il cachait ses orientations
politiques quand il était étudiant et qu'il draguait. Et le fait que
Montebourg et Copé (et Pujadas) (et Roumanoff) étaient tous dans la même
promo à Science Po Paris. Et le délire est parti de là. Je
m'excuse, Lila ( @onestenrepublique ) du temps que j'ai mis à écrire ça, mais j'ai eu quelques
difficultés à écrire le milieu, et j'ai pas mal procrastiné aussi,
j'avoue. Bref. Cadeau, enjoy ! Remerciement à @temporiservire, qui a
bien attendu cette fic aussi et qui m'a soutenu durant le processus
d'écriture et qui a supervisé et validé le passage bourguignon, merci !
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That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.” - Declaration of Independence