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The Atlantic Sound

The Atlantic Sound is a 2000 travel book by Caryl Phillips. It was published in the UK in the US by Knopf. In the words of the Publishers Weekly review: "Journeys, as forces of spiritual and cultural transformation, bind this trio of nonfiction narratives, which explores the legacy of slavery in each of the three major points of the transatlantic slave trade."Geoffrey Moorhouse, assessing the book for The New York Times, wrote: "Caryl Phillips was born in St. Kitts, but he's been an Englishman from the start, has since become nearly as much at home in New York as he is in London, he is uncommonly well placed, therefore, to ponder the relationship between people of his own ancestry and those of Europe and North America, as well as that which has and self-consciously been pursued by black Americans and West Indians anxious to reclaim their stake in Africa. Because he's a writer and not an academic or a polemicist, he has done this lyrically in The Atlantic Sound, with an balanced assessment divided into five episodes, each casting further light on the intricate patterns and prejudices of race."Exploring what constitutes "home", Phillips repeats a journey he made as a child in the late 1950s on a banana boat from the Caribbean to Britain visits three cities pivotal to the African diaspora: Liverpool in England, developed through the transatlantic slave trade.

Writing in The Guardian, reviewer Maya Jaggi notes: "It is characteristic of Phillips's vision that, in excavating the hidden history of this antebellum tourist centre, he draws imaginative links between diasporic wanderers and a white man whose moral stand made him an outcast in his own hometown."The book was described by Kirkus Reviews as: "A splendidly honest and vividly detailed venture into some of history's darkest corners—by a novelist, a superb reporter." María Lourdes López Ropero, "Travel Writing and Postcoloniality: Caryl Phillips's The Atlantic Sound", Atlantis 25.1: 51-62. ISSN 0210-6124. "Atlantic Sound, Caryl Phillips", African Diasporas Epistemology Blog, 16 November 2011

Hartwell, Georgia

Hartwell is a city in Hart County, United States. The population was 4,469 at the 2010 census; the city is the county seat of Hart County. Hartwell was founded in 1854 as seat of the newly formed Hart County, it was incorporated as a town in 1856 and as a city in 1904. The town was named for Revolutionary War figure Nancy Morgan Hart. Hartwell is located in central Hart County at 34°21′10″N 82°55′52″W, it sits 4 miles southwest of Lake Hartwell. Hartwell is in the Piedmont region of Georgia, or the Upland South, lies 30 miles southeast of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at Toccoa. U. S. Route 29 passes through the center of Hartwell, leading east 7 miles to the South Carolina border at Hartwell Dam on the Savannah River, southwest 12 miles to Royston. Anderson, South Carolina, is 23 miles to the northeast via US 29, Athens, Georgia, is 43 miles to the southwest. Georgia State Route 51 passes through Hartwell, leading north 7 miles to Reed Creek and west 9 miles to Bowersville. According to the United States Census Bureau, Hartwell has a total area of 5.1 square miles, of which 0.02 square miles, or 0.32%, are water.

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,469 people. There were 2,266 housing units; the racial makeup of the city was 61.33% White, 34.53% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, 1.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.07% of the population. The median income for a household in the city was $29,128 and the median income for a family was $45,909; the per capita income for the city was $18,937. About 15.4% of families and 23.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.5% of those under age 18 and 20.6% of those age 65 or over. Hartwell is located in the humid subtropical climate zone of the Southeastern United States, it is in the Piedmont Plateau region, along the eastern side of the Appalachian Mountains, at an elevation just above 800 feet. Due to some of the highest of elevations in the Appalachians being between Hartwell and Canada, this allows for warmer conditions than areas further south such as Atlanta.

One exception to this rule is called cold air damming. This is due to a large high pressure system in eastern Canada driving colder drier air down against the eastern side of the Appalachian Mountain range; when this phenomenon is joined by gulf moisture, it causes ice storms or freezing rain in the region. This same geographical feature can cause frequent drought. Hartwell averages 51.96 inches of precipitation annually. The average snowfall is 2 inches, although more can fall, the city is just as to have no measurable snowfall in any given year; the 1993 Storm of the Century brought 6 inches of snow to the area. The Hart County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, consists of three elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, an academy school; the district has over 3,564 students. Hartwell Elementary School North Hart Elementary School South Hart Elementary School Hart County Middle School Hart County High School Hart County Academy The Hart County Public Library was begun in 1938 with rooms over Homer Herndon's drug store moved to the County Courthouse in 1941 until 1968 when the courthouse burned down.

It was located in the County School Board building until funds were raised for a permanent building in 1975. Donald Burdick, retired United States Army major general and director of the Army National Guard Mike Hubbard, Former Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives and now convicted felon, is a Hartwell native Official website

Barotropic vorticity equation

The barotropic vorticity equation assumes the atmosphere is nearly barotropic, which means that the direction and speed of the geostrophic wind are independent of height. In other words, there is no vertical wind shear of the geostrophic wind, it implies that thickness contours are parallel to upper level height contours. In this type of atmosphere and low pressure areas are centers of warm and cold temperature anomalies. Warm-core highs and cold-core lows have strengthening winds with height, with the reverse true for cold-core highs and warm-core lows. A simplified form of the vorticity equation for an inviscid, divergence-free flow, the barotropic vorticity equation can be stated as D η D t = 0, where D/Dt is the material derivative and η = ζ + f is absolute vorticity, with ζ being relative vorticity, defined as the vertical component of the curl of the fluid velocity and f is the Coriolis parameter f = 2 Ω sin ⁡ φ, where Ω is the angular frequency of the planet's rotation and φ is latitude.

In terms of relative vorticity, the equation can be rewritten as D ζ D t = − v β, where β = ∂f/∂y is the variation of the Coriolis parameter with distance y in the north–south direction and v is the component of velocity in this direction. In 1950, Charney, Fjørtoft, von Neumann integrated this equation on a computer for the first time, using an observed field of 500 hPa geopotential height for the first timestep; this was one of the first successful instances of numerical weather prediction. Barotropic http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~ross/Science/BarVor.html

USS Mount Katmai (AE-16)

USS Mount Katmai was a Mount Hood-class ammunition ship of the United States Navy, that saw service in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The ship was laid down on 11 November 1944 by North Carolina Shipbuilding Co. Wilmington, N. C.. C. H. Ross in command. After shakedown and fitting out, Mount Katmai reported to Commander Service Force Atlantic Fleet on 8 September 1945, she was ordered to proceed to Hawaii via the Panama Canal. The ammunition ship was assigned to the western Pacific from there, arriving Leyte in mid-October 1945. Mount Katmai was involved in normal support operation off the Pacific coast when the Korean War began. On 22 July 1950 she deployed from San Francisco to WestPac, arriving in the combat zone on 18 August, she replenished combatant ships of TFs 77 and 95 in the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan. Returning home in November 1951, she departed again for the Korean war theater in April 1952, again supporting units of TFs 77 and 95. Back in the United States in February 1953, she sailed again for the Far East in May 1953.

During this deployment, she rearmed 50 ships before the war ended. Following the armistice, Mount Katmai returned to CONUS for overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, she got underway for the Far East in May 1954 for a six-month tour, the first of nine WestPac deployments in the following decade, in which she alternated service on the west coast with operations in the Far East. In December 1964 Mount Katmai commenced an extensive overhaul period, including installation of increased communications capabilities and a helicopter deck for vertical replenishment. On 26 February 1965, the ship departed San Francisco, underway to a new war zone to replenish 7th Fleet ships, she arrived Subic Bay on 15 May via Pearl Harbor. Within a few days, she was underway for rearming operations in the South China Sea, servicing the carrier strike groups and combatant ships off Vietnam. Operating out of Subic, Mount Katmai provided logistical support to the operating forces until late November, she departed Hong Kong on 1 December 1965.

Entering Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard on 17 January 1966 for overhaul, the ship returned to an operational status with Service Force Pacific Fleet on 21 March. She participated in type and 1st Fleet training operations until 1 June when she deployed to WestPac. After a short visit in Hawaii, she arrived in her WestPac home port of Subic Bay on 25 June. On 5 July she was underway for Yankee Station, to rearm their escorts. In addition to providing aircraft ordnance for airstrikes against North Vietnam, the ship provided ammunition for ships engaged in support and interdiction shore fire missions along the entire Vietnamese coast. Once more homeward bound, Mount Katmai was underway from Subic Bay on 12 January 1967, arriving San Francisco on 7 February. After overhaul in Mare Island Naval Shipyard until 19 July, type training, the ammunition ship was ready to sail west again. Leaving San Francisco on 7 August 1967, she arrived at Subic Bay on 30 August via Pearl Harbor. Rearming operations were conducted in the South China Sea and off the coast of Vietnam with carriers and fire support ships.

Mount Katmai was underway from Subic Bay on 11 March 1968, arrived San Francisco on 28 March. After a three-month overhaul period and type training, she left San Francisco on 31 August and arrived back at Subic Bay on 24 September, she continued to provide ammunition to U. S. and Allied combatants off the coast of Vietnam into 1973. Mount Katmai was decommissioned and struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 14 August 1973. Turned over to Maritime Administration she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet until sold for scrapping on 5 April 1974, to Nicolai Joffe Corp. for $243,210. Mount Katmai received nine battle stars for nine for Vietnam service. Doa, Tom. "Question 25/93: USN/USCG Collisions with Merchant Vessels". Warship International. XXXIII: 319. ISSN 0043-0374; this article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here. Photo gallery of USS Mount Katmai at NavSource Naval History AE Sailors Association USS Mount Katmai Reunion

George Chiriac

George Chiriac is a former Romanian rugby union player. He played as a flanker. During his career, Chiriac played for RC Bârlad, Politehnica Iași, RCJ Farul Constanța in Romania and for Rumilly, RC Orléans, RC Compiégnois and RC Beauvais in France. Chiriac gathered 20 caps for Romania, from his debut in 1996 against Belgium to his last game in 2003 against Namibia, he was a member of his national side for the 6th Rugby World Cup in 2003, where he played all four matches in Pool A against Ireland, Australia and Namibia, his final match for the Oaks. He scored two tries 10 points on aggregate. George Chiriac at ESPNscrum George Chiriac at ItsRugby.co.uk