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Australian Convict Sites

Australian Convict Sites is a World Heritage property consisting of 11 remnant penal sites built within the British Empire during the 18th and 19th centuries on fertile Australian coastal strips at Sydney, Norfolk Island, Fremantle. Preparations began in 1995, a World Heritage nomination was first made in January 2008; that attempt failed, the nomination was subsequently reworked. The 11 penal sites constituting the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage listed property are: Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area, Norfolk Island. Old Government House and Domain, New South Wales. Hyde Park Barracks, New South Wales. Brickendon and Woolmers Estates, Tasmania. Darlington Probation Station, Tasmania. Old Great North Road, New South Wales. Cascades Female Factory, Tasmania. Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania. Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmania. Cockatoo Island Convict Site, New South Wales. Fremantle Prison, Western Australia. Out of over 3,000 convict sites remaining in Australia, the 11 constituting the Australian Convict Sites were selected as the pre-eminent examples of the world's convict era satisfying World Heritage selection criteria IV & VI, as follows

Jimmy Mordecai

Jimmy Mordecai known as James Mordecai was a Harlem-based jazz tap dancer in the 1920s and 1930s. James Mordecai was born in New York City in 1905, his father was Samuel Mordecai and his mother Sara Cunningham immigrated into these United States from British West Indies in 1901 through Cuba. He was in the cast of a 1924 touring show called "Cotton Land," with music by James P. Johnson, he was a member of a popular dance trio, Wells and Taylor, with whom he performed at the Cotton Club in 1930 with a Duke Ellington revue called "Brown Sugar." In that revue, he danced with a renowned tap dancer active at the time. In 1929, Mordecai began a brief film career, featured opposite Bessie Smith in Dudley Murphy's short, "St. Louis Blues." A vehicle for Smith and for the music of W. C. Handy and the bandleader James P. Johnson, the film featured Mordecai as "Jimmy the Pimp," Smith's two-timing lover. Mordecai played the lead role in Murray Roth's 1930 film "Yamekraw," and a minor role in Dudley Murphy's 1933 "The Emperor Jones," which starred Paul Robeson.

By 1936, Mordecai was the host and master of ceremonies at The Theatrical Grill, a Harlem nightclub on West 134th Street managed by Dickie Wells. A Jimmie Mordecai was cited, along with one Arizona Coffman, in a February 15, 1943 conviction in the City Magistrates Court of the City of New York, for selling liquor without a license from the basement of a Harlem establishment called the Frog Club, but it is unclear that this is the same Jimmy Mordecai

Days of Remembrance

Days of Remembrance is a book containing authorized English translations of writings of Baháʼu'lláh, founder of the Baháʼí Faith related to nine Baháʼí Holy Days, namely Naw-Rúz, Ridván, Declaration of the Báb, Ascension of Baháʼu'lláh, Martyrdom of the Báb, Birth of the Báb and of Baháʼu'lláh. The book was first published by the Baháʼí World Centre in January 2017. Included are 45 prayers and tablets with repeating refrains, among which are the following titled texts: Húr-i-ʻUjáb Lawh-i-ʻÁshiq va Maʻshúq Súriy-i-Qalam Lawh-i-Náqús Lawh-i-Ghulámu'l-Khuld Súriy-i-Ghusn Lawh-i-Rasúl Lawh-i-Maryam Kitáb-i-'Ahd The Tablet of Visitation Lawh-i-Mawlúd From the following tablets excerpts are included: Súriy-i-Nush Súriy-i-Mulúk Lawh-i-Salmán I Súriy-i-Dhikr Súriy-i-Ahzán List of writings of Baháʼu'lláh Prayer in the Baháʼí Faith Baháʼu'lláh. Days of Remembrance. Haifa, Israel: Baháʼí World Centre. ISBN 978-0-87743-380-4. Epub and Mobi versions for e-readers