But as time passed the wider community realized that this is a school that strives for excellence in trying to provide a high standard of academic and especially moral and spiritual education. So, by essentially word of mouth, more and more Tongan families from all strata of society decided to enroll their children. From the onset, various schemes for scholarship and reduced fees were introduced to accommodate students from the lower socio-economic categories of society.
We are touched by the fact that students who graduate from this School have aspired to pursue their higher education and contribute to the betterment of their societies wherever they are. They have taken away with them those qualities and life skills that will equip them for life, to choose the right path, to fulfill their purpose in life and to strive and reach their fullest potential. This resulted in establishing devotional gatherings in the School where students and teachers organize the program.
Service projects are being carried out within the School and on occasion, outside of the School. This to me has had a transformative effect on the spirit of the School and all, including parents, have come to support and appreciate these undertakings and feel this is a distinguishing aspect of our school.
As result, there are fewer major discipline issues in the School, and occasional minor ones are resolved by counseling the students and bringing to their attention their innate ability to be good, and to demonstrate to the rest their desire to strive to be better than the norm.
The School continues to grow, and as of last year, we had students on its waiting list. The present roll is from Kindergarten to year 12 of high school which comprises of many races and nationalities, but the majority of the student population is Tongan. As a result, last year the Board decided to double the primary division and the junior high school. This served as the scariest part of the academy. Its inhabitants toiled for a lifetime and after death, their everything would become the light and join the dao source.
In other words, the dao source would take everything from them - their vitality, energy, and all of their fortunes. It was no wonder why the bull mocked the saint as a hypocrite, thinking that he was nothing but a dark existence.
Most would share this thought after finding the truth about its dao source. Just imagine how many lives have lived in the system through the ages. They worshipped the light and continuously strengthened the dao source after death. This number was simply incalculable. This eventually culminated in the great ocean of light before Li Qiye. He smiled and started flying over it. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order.
Nov 07, Mim Crenshaw rated it really liked it. This was a great continuation, but you definitely need to read book 1 before even trying to read this one.
Eric and Ben relationship was so sweet and passionate. Poor Eric had been through so much, but Ben was exactly what he needed. This book has a little more depth to me than the first one, and I really enjoyed it a little more.
I'm definitely waiting on book 3. I'm ready to see what will happen next. Nov 07, Meg rated it really liked it. The story felt forced, stilted, and unnatural more so than being supernatural. I was really disappointed because I enjoyed the first book so well, but I had to give it a bit more of a go, even if it did seem like the story was starting out a little predictably. I'm glad I stuck it out; not only did the writing get better, but the storyline became more entertaining.
Of course, we now have Jake and Fox who ha 3. Of course, we now have Jake and Fox who have reunited with Jake's son, Ben. And, Ben has his own emotions and hidden powers, which play a large part of this book's plotline. Then, we have the lost and broken Eric, who wins the innocent yet strong, still facing un-dealt-with feelings regarding his absentee father, and precocious alchemist, Ben.
Eric presents his own complications, and although Papa Bear grumbles and growls, he worms his altered little self into all the men's hearts. But he also brings danger to their new little family, but some interesting things transpire. A little Aether and a bit more alchemy are the only true fantasy aspects to this book, aside from a lycanthrope and a new mystical creature.
The rest of the story is mainly focused on Ben and Eric's relationship, and Ben's ambition to embarrass his dad as often as possible. Fox doesn't help with that much, but he keeps Jake's head on straight. It felt like there was a lot more angst in this story, mainly because of Eric and his past and feelings of self-worth, or lack thereof.
There were also plenty of sexy times for both couples, but nothing in constant comparison to the first, IMO. There were a couple of things that bothered me besides what I have already mentioned.
It was my belief that I was receiving a final proof ARC copy, but I really hope that wasn't the case. There were a lot of errors, but the way they appeared, it seemed as though the book was in the editing process, so I'm just going to hope that is that. I noticed the second issue in book one, but it wasn't so redundantly in your face, or maybe it was because the author did it with both couples? It is also known as the intertidal zone because it is the area where tide level affects the conditions of the region.
If a zone undergoes dramatic changes in temperature with depth, it contains a thermocline. The tropical thermocline is typically deeper than the thermocline at higher latitudes. Polar waters, which receive relatively little solar energy, are not stratified by temperature and generally lack a thermocline because surface water at polar latitudes are nearly as cold as water at greater depths. Because this deep and cold layer contains the bulk of ocean water, the average temperature of the world ocean is 3.
If a zone undergoes a strong, vertical chemistry gradient with depth, it contains a chemocline. The halocline often coincides with the thermocline, and the combination produces a pronounced pycnocline. The British naval vessel Challenger II surveyed the trench in and named the deepest part of the trench the " Challenger Deep ". In , the Trieste successfully reached the bottom of the trench, manned by a crew of two men.
Oceanic maritime currents have different origins. Tidal currents are in phase with the tide , hence are quasiperiodic ; they may form various knots in certain places, [ clarification needed ] most notably around headlands. Non-periodic currents have for origin the waves, wind and different densities. These currents can decompose in one quasi-permanent current which varies within the hourly scale and one movement of Stokes drift under the effect of rapid waves movement at the echelon of a couple of seconds.
This acceleration of the current takes place in the direction of waves and dominant wind. Accordingly, when the sea depth increases, the rotation of the earth changes the direction of currents in proportion with the increase of depth, while friction lowers their speed.
At a certain sea depth, the current changes direction and is seen inverted in the opposite direction with current speed becoming null: known as the Ekman spiral. The influence of these currents is mainly experienced at the mixed layer of the ocean surface, often from to meters of maximum depth. These currents can considerably alter, change and are dependent on the various yearly seasons. If the mixed layer is less thick 10 to 20 meters , the quasi-permanent current at the surface adopts an extreme oblique direction in relation to the direction of the wind, becoming virtually homogeneous, until the Thermocline.
In the deep however, maritime currents are caused by the temperature gradients and the salinity between water density masses. In littoral zones , breaking waves are so intense and the depth measurement so low, that maritime currents reach often 1 to 2 knots. Ocean currents greatly affect Earth's climate by transferring heat from the tropics to the polar regions.
Transferring warm or cold air and precipitation to coastal regions, winds may carry them inland. Surface heat and freshwater fluxes create global density gradients that drive the thermohaline circulation part of large-scale ocean circulation. It plays an important role in supplying heat to the polar regions, and thus in sea ice regulation. Changes in the thermohaline circulation are thought to have significant impacts on Earth's energy budget.
In so far as the thermohaline circulation governs the rate at which deep waters reach the surface, it may also significantly influence atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations. For a discussion of the possibilities of changes to the thermohaline circulation under global warming , see shutdown of thermohaline circulation.
The Antarctic Circumpolar Current encircles that continent, influencing the area's climate and connecting currents in several oceans. One of the most dramatic forms of weather occurs over the oceans: tropical cyclones also called "typhoons" and "hurricanes" depending upon where the system forms.
The ocean has a significant effect on the biosphere. Oceanic evaporation , as a phase of the water cycle , is the source of most rainfall, and ocean temperatures determine climate and wind patterns that affect life on land. Life within the ocean evolved 3 billion years prior to life on land. Both the depth and the distance from shore strongly influence the biodiversity of the plants and animals present in each region.
In addition, many land animals have adapted to living a major part of their life on the oceans. For instance, seabirds are a diverse group of birds that have adapted to a life mainly on the oceans. They feed on marine animals and spend most of their lifetime on water, many only going on land for breeding. Other birds that have adapted to oceans as their living space are penguins , seagulls and pelicans. Seven species of turtles, the sea turtles , also spend most of their time in the oceans.
Click to Enlarge. Write a Review. Detailed Description. Update Required To play the media you will need to update your Flash plugin. Your Screen Name: optional. Waves with higher frequency and thus, shorter wavelengths generally have higher energy. For a review of wavelength and wave frequency, see Wave and Wave Properties.
Electromagnetic radiation occurs in packets of energy called photons. A photon behaves like a wave and also like a particle. Because it is both a wave and a particle, describing the behavior of a photon is very complex. For convenience, scientists describe the amount of energy in a particular form of radiation in terms of its wavelength. Photons associated with different frequencies of light have different energies, and are utilized in different ways by ocean organisms.
Plants use sunlight as their primary source of energy through a process called photosynthesis. Photosynthetic organisms in the ocean such as algae and phytoplankton must live in well-lit surface waters called the euphotic zone Fig. The euphotic zone is the upper part of the ocean that receives bright and clear sunlight Fig. In clear tropical waters, the euphotic zone may extend to a depth of 80 meters m. Sunlight does not penetrate as deeply near the poles, so in these areas the euphotic zone may be less than 10 m deep.
Turbid, muddy waters may have a euphotic zone only a few centimeters in depth. The disphotic zone is the water layer beneath the euphotic zone Fig.The words of Phineas Fletcher receive a vibrant setting by Carson Cooman in this anthem that depicts God as the sun that is the "ocean of light," filling the world. This anthem was commissioned for the American Guild of Organists Buffalo Niagara Northeast Regional Convention.