Götterdämmerung (German: [ˈɡœtɐˌdɛməʁʊŋ] ( listen); Twilight of the Gods), WWV 86D, is the last in Richard Wagner’s cycle of four music dramas titled Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung, or The Ring for short). It received its premiere at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on 17 August 1876, as part of the first complete performance of the Ring.
The title is a translation into German of the Old Norse phrase Ragnarök, which in Norse mythology refers to a prophesied war among various beings and gods that ultimately results in the burning, immersion in water, and renewal of the world. However, as with the rest of the Ring, Wagner’s account diverges significantly from his Old Norse sources.
A teacher- Andrew Keir- assistant house master of DUFFUS HOUSE GORDONSTOUN and Physics teacher — at Prince Charles’s old school stripped off and chased naked pupils around a darkened swimming pool, a court heard yesterday.
Andrew Keir is on trial accused of a string of indecent offences and disorderly conduct against children in the late 1980s and 90s at Gordonstoun.
It is also alleged the 67-year-old showered naked and made explicit remarks in front of three young teenage boys at the school in Moray, which was once described by Charles as ‘Colditz in kilts’ due to its reputation for a strict regime.
The boys told the school chaplain at the school chapel several times about all of the pedophilia incidents but the school chaplain failed to act. The former school chaplain, Mr. Montgomery (Monty), has since died. He also taught English at the school. They were desperate and the school failed to act at all. (Failure of duty of care- and covering up pedophilia.)
Prosecutors say the incidents took place on the 150-acre estate near Elgin between 1988 and 1992.
Elgin Sheriff Court heard yesterday from one of the young boys, who is now in his 40s.
The witness, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said Keir, who was physics teacher at the £36,000-a-year school between 1983 and 1994, took him and several others to the school pool on an ‘unofficial’ evening swimming trip when he was in his first year, either in 1988 or 1989.
The court heard claims that Keir initiated ‘skinny dipping’, turning off the lights before chasing the boys around the darkened pool in the sports complex and pulling off their trunks.
Witnesses said Keir, who was also an assistant house master for one of the school houses, was also naked.
In addition, many school files detailing continued child sex abuse were destroyed years ago.
Verdict: Keir was found GUILTY on MARCH 9th 2018 at ELGIN SHERIFF COURT. in MORAYSHIRE SCOTLAND, U.K.
Sentencing for jail on APRIL 17th 2018.
The elusive perfect coffee. One starts one day with coffee and it has been proven to extend life span by 10 per cent. Perhaps there is too much water—or not enough coffee—for the proportion to work. Convention is to start with two heaping tablespoons of coffee per cup and then modify future brews if needed. So, make your coffee a little stronger and remember to grind freshly fresh coffee beans. Make sure that the mil you add to the coffee is perfect, fresh and a good temperature. here’s brewing up you, coffee.
The morning ritual.
Start the day, or try to, with a positive outlook. In laws driving you crazy? Spouse driving you crazy? Family members driving you crazy? Go somewhere alone to enjoy a cup of coffee. By the river, by nature, at the end of the garden, by a pool. Or at the least, on your own. Take some deep breaths and think of the day ahead as being a positive one. If negative thoughts come to you, try to brush them aside. If you have angry people in your day, ignore the anger, as the anger belongs to them. Remember, life is difficult and it’s important to try and be as level headed as possible when dealing with traffic, clients, and so on. Try not to think about finances, or anything which may spike anxiety levels. It’s hard, but with practice it can become an everyday ritual. Or you can go to sleep at 9 p.m. and wake up at 5 a.m. and enjoy one hour alone, with a coffee and sweet, sweet thoughts. Here’s brewing up you, day.
The green curtains were drawn in the corner of the room. She finished off her nightly prep in Spanish, German and Latin. She was very intelligent; and that would not make her well liked by her classmates in this boarding school. She was now in forth form, and had appeared in a couple of school plays and also took drum and piano lessons. She was not good at sports, save cross country running and tennis, and quite good at swimming. However, that would not make Clack popular. Clack – what a nickname that stood by her through the years, and peeled off afterwards after the time at boarding school ended. After all that. It seemed strange that schools in Scotland, or the north of Scotland would have popular crowds. But they did.
The horror started in fourth form. The years are divided up into forms. One starts in third form, and then in goes on like so; fourth form , fifth form, lower sixth, culminating in upper sixth.
The Devil performed witchcraft here. At night Clack heard the echoes of the dinner lady, Sue, and the tales she told about the Wizard who performed certain witchcraft rituals there, when he owned the land. The land was then sold in purposes of becoming a boarding school. A royal boarding school, no less.