Basseterre is the capital and largest city of Saint Kitts and Nevis with an estimated population of 14,000 in 2018. Geographically, the Basseterre port is located at 17°18′N 62°44′W, on the south western coast of Saint Kitts Island, it is one of the chief commercial depots of the Leeward Islands; the city lies within Saint George Basseterre Parish. Basseterre is one of the oldest towns in the Eastern Caribbean. Basseterre was founded in 1627 under Sieur Pierre Belain d'Esnambuc, it served as the capital of the French colony of Saint-Christophe, which consisted of the northern and southern extremities of the island of St. Kitts; when Phillippe de Longvilliers de Poincy was made the French governor of St. Kitts in 1639, the town turned into a large, successful port, commanding Eastern Caribbean trade and colonisation. De Poincy quickly made Basseterre capital of the entire French West Indies colony, which included the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, remained so until his death in 1660; the city was made capital of the entire island of St. Kitts in 1727, following French expulsion from the island and full British control.
The city of Basseterre has one of the most tragic histories of any Caribbean capital, destroyed many times by colonial wars, earthquakes, floods and hurricanes. Despite all of this, a considerable number of well-restored buildings still exist in downtown Basseterre. Most of the city structures were built after the great fire of 1867; the Circus was modelled after Piccadilly Circus, the fountain in the center was built in 1883, dedicated to The Honourable Thomas Berkeley Hardtman Berkeley, the father of Henry Spencer Berkeley. The city of Basseterre skirts a 2-mile bay on the southwestern shore of Basseterre Bay; the city lies within the large Basseterre Valley completely surrounded by lush green hills and mountains. It is low-lying, one explanation for the name which the French gave unto it, as Basseterre translates to "low land" in English. However, the name Basseterre is due to the fact that the island is on the lee of winds of the island, is thus a safe anchorage; the name Capesterre, given to the region to the North, was dubbed.
Basseterre is surrounded by the Olivees Mountains to the north and the Conaree-Morne peaks to the east. The city is drained by the College River and the Westbourne River, which are locally known as "ghauts" and are dry most of the year, they form streets in downtown Basseterre. This engineering folly has proven quite disastrous though, as College River has been the scene of many disastrous floods in Basseterre history. Port Zante, located in the centre of the bay, lies on 15 acres of land reclaimed from the sea in 1995. Under the Köppen climate classification, Basseterre features a tropical rainforest climate; as is the characteristic of cities with this climate, temperatures remain constant throughout the course of the year, with temperatures averaging 27 °C year-round. Basseterre has no dry season. On average, 1700 mm of rain falls on the city annually. Basseterre is a small city, laid out in a grid pattern, it has four main streets running west to east, they are listed here in sequence from south to north: Bay Road, Liverpool Row, Central Street, Cayon Street.
The main street running north to south is Fort Street/Bank Street, home to the bulk of the island's main shops and banks. The city has two centres, at The Circus, geared towards tourism, the Independence Square, which contains the cathedral and most of the older buildings. Basseterre is the main industrial centre of St. Kitts, it is the country's main port of entry for both sea and air travel, as well as the road and rail transport hub. It houses the administration buildings for the federal government, it houses the headquarters of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, as well as the headquarters for many other regional financial institutions. Despite its small size, Basseterre played host to Carifesta VII in 2000, outbidding rivals many times its size; the city was able to outbid the United States of America to host matches for the 2007 World Cricket Cup. The Warner Park Sporting Complex was the site of the allocated first round matches of the tournament; this made St. Kitts and Nevis the smallest country in the world to host a World Cup event.
Basseterre is home to two private, for-profit medical institutions founded by Robert Ross: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and the International University of Nursing. The city has four secondary schools, two of which are government-owned, two are private schools. Independence Square The Circus St. George's Anglican Church Basseterre Co-Cathedral of Immaculate Conception The Cenotaph St. Kitts Heritage Society National Museum of Saint Kitts Amina Craft Market Public Market St. Kitts Sugar Factory Museum Warner Park Sporting Complex Pelican Shopping Mall Queen Victoria Statue Roundabout Basseterre National Park Fort Thomas Springfield Cemetery and Chapel There are a large number of Christian churches in the city for its size. Most are Protestant, due to British colonization; the Anglican called the "Church of England" has the largest number of members, followed by the Methodist. Other Protestant denominations include Moravian, Church of God, Seventh-day Adventist, Jehovah's Witness, Rivers of Living Wat
The Ultimate Collection is a double-disc compilation album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel. It was first released by Sony Music Entertainment Japan in December 2000, subsequently issued in the most of European and Oceanian countries with different track listings; this career-spanning compilation features some of Joel's early notable compositions and hit singles which were disregarded on his Greatest Hits series, although several fan favorites like "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant", "Pressure" and "Big Shot" were excluded alternatively. It became a smash hit worldwide, entering top-5 on the charts in several countries including United Kingdom; the Ultimate Collection was not issued in the United States, however Legacy Recordings released another similar compilation The Essential in October 2001. All songs written and composed by Billy Joel
Malik Harrison is an American football linebacker for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Harrison attended Walnut Ridge High School in Columbus, where he played football and basketball. On the football field, he switched between quarterback, wide receiver, running back and safety. In 2015, his senior season, he rushed for 897 yards and 15 touchdowns while passing for 1,161 yards and eight touchdowns alongside compiling five sacks and forty tackles, he committed to play college football at Ohio State University following his senior season. In 2016, Harrison's freshman year at Ohio State, he appeared in 12 games; as a sophomore in 2017, he appeared in all 14 of Ohio State's games, compiling 36 tackles and two sacks. In 2018, Harrison's junior season, he became a starter, was tied for first on the team in tackles with 81 alongside adding 8.5 tackles for loss. He earned. Ohio State Buckeyes bio
The Neurosciences Institute was a small, nonprofit scientific research organization that investigated basic issues in neuroscience. Active between 1981 and 2012, NSI sponsored theoretical and experimental work on consciousness, brain-inspired robotics and memory, sensory processing, motor control. NSI was founded by Nobel Laureate Gerald M. Edelman in 1981 in New York City, it remained an active research center until shortly before his death in 2014. In 1993 NSI moved to San Diego, California—first into temporary quarters and in 1995, into a newly constructed complex on the campus of The Scripps Research Institute. Designed by the firm Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, the three-building complex received much acclaim for its Modernist style and for an auditorium that became a favored venue for music and performing arts in the area. In October 2012, plagued by financial problems and as part of a sharp contraction in its research efforts, NSI moved into leased space in an office building in the village of La Jolla, several miles from its old location.
Its former home, including the auditorium, formally became part of TSRI. The Institute's size varied over the years of its existence. At its peak, it included three dozen Ph. D.-level research scientists and a comparable research support staff. Following the 2012 contraction, fewer than half a dozen Ph. D.-level research scientists remained. This number dwindled in the year preceding Edelman's death. NSI was established in 1981 as an independent entity on the campus of The Rockefeller University in New York City. In founding the Institute, Edelman argued that the quest for fundamental understanding of brain functions was being impeded, at most existing institutions, by artificial barriers between scientific disciplines and by a reward structure that favored modest, incremental research rather than high-risk, high-payoff research. Edelman claimed that he would be able to break from this reward structure by securing private, unrestricted funding for research at NSI. However, he was unsuccessful at this and NSI struggled financially throughout its existence.
In its early years, NSI sponsored conferences and other activities for visiting scientists. More than 1000 scientists from 300 institutes and 24 countries visited the Institute over its first two decades. NSI's financial problems in the decade before its 2012 contraction curtailed these activities, save for the Neurosciences Research Program meetings. In 1988, NSI began its own program of research in computational neurobiology. Carried out by a small group of resident Fellows, the program was designed to develop biologically-based theories of higher brain functions. In 1993, following its relocation to San Diego, NSI added a program of experimental research, which would include molecular, cellular and behavioral studies and would utilize flies, non-human primates, humans. In 2012, severe financial problems forced NSI to vacate its San Diego complex, reduce its computational programs, shut down its experimental and theoretical programs entirely; the three buildings constituting its former home were ceded to TSRI.
What remained of NSI was housed, in the year preceding Edelman's death, several miles away in rented office space in the La Jolla business district. Between 1995 and 2012, NSI occupied a three-building complex located on Torrey Pines Mesa in San Diego, it was bordered by TSRI to the west, the Sanford-Burnham Institute to the north, the University of California, San Diego to the south, numerous biotechnology and pharmaceutical research companies to the east and in the immediate surrounding area. Following NSI's 2012 restructuring, the buildings were taken over by TSRI. NSI commissioned the buildings in the early 1990s. Edelman has said that, in selecting an architect, his goal was to find one who could realize his vision of a "scientific monastery" where creative study of the brain could be conducted with few constraining rules and unlimited opportunities for communication; the resulting complex, designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, has been awarded numerous honors, including the Honor Award for Architecture from the American Institute of Architects in 1997.
The structural engineering firm chosen for this project was Severud Associates. One of the complex's three buildings is an auditorium designed to accommodate both scientific lectures and musical concerts. Noted acoustician Cyril Harris worked with the architects to create the 352-seat auditorium. Considered to be among the most acoustically impressive small performance halls in the United States, the auditorium was built with an original system of faceted, sound-dispersing plaster panels that cover its walls and ceiling, so that the same sound can be heard in every seat. Though it was founded in 1981, NSI traces its origin to 1962, it was in that year that a small group of scientists from diverse backgrounds began to meet to discuss basic ideas about how the brain works. Their motivation was the idea that traditional barriers between different scientific disciplines had to be broken down if complex brain functions were to be understood. Led by Francis O. Schmitt, this informal collection of research scientists was organized as the Neurosciences Research Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Over the next two decades, through over 250 meetings and 125 scientific publications, the NRP developed innovative formats for intellectual exchange and disseminated knowledge to the worldwide scientific community. The central group today exists as an honorary society, whose members number no more than 36 at any one time and s
The Worth County Library System is a public library system serving the county of Worth, Georgia. There is one branch in the system, the Sylvester-Margaret Jones Library located in Sylvester, Georgia. In 2016 the library archived the entire collection of the Sylvester Local News and made it available online for public access. Worth County Library is a member of PINES, a program of the Georgia Public Library Service that covers 53 library systems in 143 counties of Georgia. Any resident in a PINES supported library system has access to the system's collection of 10.6 million books. The library is serviced by GALILEO, a program of the University System of Georgia which stands for "GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online"; this program offers residents in supported libraries access to over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. It boasts over 10,000 journal titles in full text. Despite fostering only one public library, Worth County had multiple libraries spanning different regional library systems.
The first library of the system, the historic Poulan Library, was chartered via the Superior Court of Worth County in 1908 and was founded by the Poulan Woman's Club. It sits in a tiny concrete building along the highway through town and for many years was the only public library in Georgia serving not only its town but the entire surrounding county; the second known library of the system, the Sylvester Public Library, is the library still intact today. The concept for this library began in 1908 by citizens of Worth but didn't come to fruition until the Sylvester Woman's Club dedicated a space and collection for public use in 1919. Although it existed for a time as a library for public use, it was run by the woman's club until it was formally dedicated to the county of Worth in February 1931. In 1938 the name was changed to the Sylvester Public Library, by 1944 the began to receive more funding from the county and city as it joined the Worth County Board of Education and City of Sylvester Board of Commissioners.
In 1952 the State of Georgia passed a law to the benefit of public libraries by offering more financial support if libraries created a regional system. Mitchell County and Baker County at this point had consolidated their collections creating the Mitchell-Baker Regional Library system; the Sylvester-Worth County Public Library joined this service in 1954 creating a tri-county system, with the addition of Early County that same year the regional system changed its name to the De Soto Trail Regional Library System. While the status of the regional system was growing, room in the Sylvester Public Library was not. In May 1959 concerns of book overflow were brought up at a meeting of the Woman's Club and the decision to look for funding for a new building was agreed upon. By June of that year the local bank donated $200 to buy the unused Presbyterian church in town to be used as the library, this decision was agreed upon by the library board; the church, built as a Methodist church in 1898, was renovated into a library space and dedicated to the public in 1960.
In 1978 the library had grown to a point where the Woman's Club was unable to keep up with its maintenance. The club voted to deed the library space to the City of Sylvester and the County of Worth in November, shortly thereafter plans were made to find another new library building as the old church was running out of space and was running into many structural problems. Funding was initiated in 1978 with monies raised through fundraising efforts and through allocations made by state senators; the Friends of the Library were established on June 21, 1984 and subsequently raised money via county-wide events. The State of Georgia further agreed to match at a 2 to 1 rate any private donations given by members of the county. In reaching their goal, construction of the new library began late 1984; the building was completed and dedicated November 22, 1987 as the Margaret Jones Public Library, named after the mother of two of the major donors to the library. On July 1, 2008, the Margaret Jones Public Library left the DeSoto Trail Library System to form the Worth County Library System.
In 2016 the Worth County Library System underwent an effort to scan and archive the entire collection of the Sylvester Local News, the county newspaper. The digital archive consists of newspapers from the last 125 years, dating from 1885 to 2013, with nearly 100,000 scans; the project cost $9,000 and was funded in part by the Georgia Public Library Service, private donations, the Library Board of Trustees. Lake Blackshear Regional Library System to the north. Coastal Plain Regional Library System to the east. Moultrie-Colquitt County Library System to the south. De Soto Trail Regional Library System to the south west. Dougherty County Public Library to the west. Lee County Library to the north west. PINES Catalog Sylvester Newspaper Digital Archive
Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn is a Filipino playwright, writer and multimedia performance artist. Hagedorn was born in Manila to a Scots-Irish-French-Filipino mother and a Filipino-Spanish father with one Chinese ancestor. Moving to San Francisco in 1963, Hagedorn received her education at the American Conservatory Theater training program. To further pursue playwriting and music, she moved to New York City in 1978. Joseph Papp produced her first play Mango Tango in 1978. Hagedorn's other productions include Tenement Lover, Holy Food, Teenytown, her mixed media style incorporates song, poetry and spoken dialogue. From 1975 until 1985, she was the leader of a poet's band -- The West Coast Gangster Choir and The Gangster Choir. In 1985, 1986, 1988, she received MacDowell Colony fellowships, which helped enable her to write the novel Dogeaters, which illuminates many different aspects of Filipino experience, focusing on the influence of America through radio and movie theaters, she shows the complexities of the love-hate relationship many Filipinos in diaspora feel toward their past.
After its publication in 1990, her novel earned a 1990 National Book Award nomination and an American Book Award. In 1998 La Jolla Playhouse produced a stage adaptation. In 2001, the play adaptation premiered off-Broadway at The Public Theater. Hagedorn worked with playwrights and artists Robbie McCauley and Laurie Carlos as the collective Thought Music, which expanded to include visual artist John Woo as well. Together Thought Music created a number of works including class. Thought Music together investigated race, class and the role of immigrants in the United States. Hagedorn, with Thought Music and on her own, has collaborated with Urban Bush Women on works including Heat and Lipstick. Hagedorn lives in New York City with her daughters. Chiquita Banana. Third World Women Pet Food & Tropical Apparitions Dangerous Music Mango Tango Dogeaters Danger and Beauty Charlie Chan is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction The Gangster of Love Burning Heart: A Portrait of the Philippines Dream Jungle, 2003) Toxicology Four Young Women, ed.
Kenneth Rexroth. Time To Greez! Incantations From the Third World, eds. Janice Mirikitani, et al.. American Born and Foreign: An Anthology of Asian American Poetry, eds. Fay Chiang, et al.. Breaking Silence: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Poets, ed. Joseph Bruchac; the Open Boat: Poems From Asian America, ed. Garrett Hongo. Stars Don't Stand Still in the Sky: eds. Karen Kelly and Evelyn McDonnell. Stage Presence: Conversations with Filipino American Performing Artists, ed. Theodore S. Gonzalves; the Soho Press Book of 80s Short Fiction, ed. Dale Peck. Seiwoong Oh: Encyclopedia of Asian-American Literature. Series: Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature. Facts on File, 2007 Manila Noir Guide to the Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn Papers at The Bancroft Library Finding aid for the Roberta Uno Asian American Women Playwrights Scripts Collection, 1924–2002, featuring Mango Tango, Where the Mississippi Meets the Amazon, Holy Food, Airport Music (with Han Ong at the Special Collections and University Archives, W.
E. B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst Modern American Poetry Jessica Hagedorn & The Gangster Choir - Tenement Lover from the LP "A Diamond Hidden In The Mouth Of A Corpse" hosted on UbuWeb