George Rose (actor)

George Walter Rose was an English actor and singer in theatre and film. Born in Bicester, the son of a butcher, Rose studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. After graduation, he was a farmer and secretary. After wartime service and studies at Oxford, he made his Old Vic stage debut in 1946. Rose spent four years with the Old Vic company and made his Broadway debut in a 1946 production of Henry IV, Part I and continued to play in New York City and London's West End for the remainder of the decade, he spent most of the 1950s appearing in broad comedy roles in the UK joining the Royal Shakespeare Company. He returned to Broadway to portray Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing in 1959. Two years he co-starred to much acclaim in Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons, first in London and in New York; this included Variety naming him best supporting actor for his portrayal of the Common Man. From on he appeared in American plays and films. Rose went on to make more than 30 films. Notable film credits include The Pickwick Papers, Track the Man Down, A Night to Remember, The Flesh and the Fiends, A New Leaf.

Rose starred in the 1975 television series Beacon Hill, an Americanised version of Upstairs, Downstairs. Other television credits include Naked City, Trials of O'Brien, the mini-series Holocaust, several appearances on the Hallmark Hall of Fame. On Broadway, among other roles, he played the First Gravedigger in John Gielgud's 1964 production of Hamlet starring Richard Burton, a suspicious storekeeper in William Hanley's Slow Dance on the Killing Ground, a bitter soldier in Peter Shaffer's Royal Hunt of the Sun, the detective in Joe Orton's Loot, his first Tony Award nomination was for his portrayal of Louis Greff, Coco Chanel's friend, in the musical Coco in 1969. In the 1974 comedy My Fat Friend, opposite Lynn Redgrave, he won a Drama Desk Award and received another Tony nomination. In 1976, he won a Tony as Alfred P. Doolittle in the Broadway revival of My Fair Lady, he received further acclaim in the role of General Burgoyne in The Devil's Disciple, as Mr. Darling and Captain Hook in Peter Pan and as one of the replacements for Rex Harrison in The Kingfisher.

In 1980, he appeared as Major General Stanley in the hit Joe Papp adaptation of The Pirates of Penzance, co-starring Kevin Kline and Linda Ronstadt, being nominated for another Tony award. He starred in the film adaptation of the production, released in 1983. Rose won his second Tony in 1986, for Rupert Holmes' musical adaptation of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Rose was appearing in a national tour of Drood at the time of his death in 1988, his last film role was Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw, in which he voiced the villain Marvin McNasty. Rose owned a pet lynx and other exotic creatures, he had a music collection numbering around 17,000 records. In 1984, he purchased a holiday home in Sosúa, Dominican Republic, where he spent much of his time between his performances. Rose had no immediate family or permanent partner, he longed to have an heir. Shortly after moving, he took in a 14-year-old boy whom he supported financially and to whom he planned to leave his estate, he adopted the boy in January 1988.

On 5 May 1988, during a two-week hiatus from the national tour of Drood, Rose was tortured and beaten to death by his adopted son, the boy's biological father, an uncle, a friend of the father. The assailants soon confessed to killing Rose. Though all four men were charged and spent time in prison, no trial was held, all were released. Rose is buried in an unmarked grave in a cemetery near his holiday home in Sosúa. A Man For All Seasons Richard Burton's Hamlet Slow Dance on the Killing Ground The Royal Hunt of the Sun Walking Happy Loot Canterbury Tales Coco Sleuth A New Leaf Wise Child My Fat Friend My Fair Lady The Kingfisher Peter Pan The Pirates of Penzance You Can't Take It with You Dance a Little Closer Aren't We All? The Mystery of Edwin Drood George Rose at the Internet Broadway Database George Rose on IMDb George Rose at Internet Off-Broadway Database George Rose at the Encyclopædia Britannica

Berbice High School

Berbice High School is a school in New Amsterdam, Guyana. The Boys' School was established on 5 September 1916, on the ground floor of the residence occupied by Rev. J. A. Scrimgeour, BA. Mr. C. A. Pugsley was the school's first Headmaster. Nine pupils were enrolled on the founding day; the Daily Argosy of 8 September 1916, reported that "The courageous venture upon which the British Guiana Mission of the Presbyterian Church of Canada has embarked in New Amsterdam will be watched with greatest interest and sympathy by all whom have paid any attention to the educational problems of this colony. The High School, opened, although interested for East Indians, makes no stipulation as to race or creed, its purpose is to provide in the county of Berbice a public Secondary School." Over the next two years the number of students grew. With the generosity of the public and the Government, the first section of this building was opened in February 1918. Work continued on this project and, in 1920, the building known as the "Boys Building" was completed.

Encouraged by their success the Canadian Mission Council of the Presbyterian Church of Canada established a School for Girls. It was housed in the lower flat of the Missionary's Residence under the charge of Mrs. McLeod, wife of the Minister; when the Church acquired the "Brick Building" Miss McKay was appointed as the first Principal and the school, as well as the Girls' Dormitory, were moved into this building. The two schools continued their separate existence until 1924 when a move for closer co-operation was made with pupils of the Fourth and Fifth Forms working together to prepare for the Cambridge Junior and Senior Certificate Examinations. By 1931, the Berbice High School for Girls was moved from the Brick Building on the corner of Ferry Street and Princess Elizabeth Road to the building occupied by the Missionary; the Brick Building was sold. In 1933 upper forms of the Boys' and Girls' Schools were amalgamated. Complete amalgamation was completed in 1941, when the enrollment reached 190 pupils, the school became known as the Berbice High School.

As enrollment continued to grow, the need for greater space became imperative. The Science Building was remodeled to provide a few non-Science classrooms; when this measure was unable to stem the tide of an increasing demand for student places, the Presbyterian Church of Canada dispatched a representative to look into the situation and to investigate how far the Government was prepared to help in solving the problem. Dr. E. H. Johnson, Secretary for the Board of Overseas Missions, succeeded in getting the Government's consent to contributing 50 per cent of the cost of putting up the buildings in a "Master Plan" for the Berbice High School. A concrete structure of eight classrooms and washroom was the first phase in this Master Plan. Enrolment in 1966, the year control of the school was handed over to the Government, was 741. Aerial view


KREEP, an acronym built from the letters K, REE and P, is a geochemical component of some lunar impact breccia and basaltic rocks. Its most significant feature is somewhat enhanced concentration of a majority of so-called "incompatible" elements and the heat-producing elements, namely radioactive uranium and potassium; the typical composition of KREEP includes about one percent, by mass, of potassium and phosphorus oxides, 20 to 25 parts per million of rubidium, a concentration of the element lanthanum, 300 to 350 times the concentrations found in carbonaceous chondrites. Most of potassium and rare-earth elements in KREEP basalts are incorporated in the grains of the phosphate minerals apatite and merrillite. Indirectly, it has been deduced; this is now thought to be the result of a rocky object the size of Mars that struck the Earth about 4.5 billion years ago. This collision threw a large amount of broken rock into orbit around the Earth; this gathered together to form the Moon. Given the high energy such a collision would involve, it has been deduced that a large portion of the Moon would have been liquified, this formed a lunar magma ocean.

As the crystallization of this liquid rock proceeded, minerals such as olivine and pyroxene precipitated and sank to the bottom to form the lunar mantle. After the solidification was about 75% complete, the material anorthositic plagioclase began to crystallize, because of its low density, it floated, forming a solid crust. Hence, elements that are incompatible would have been progressively concentrated into the magma, thus a KREEP-rich magma was formed, sandwiched at first between the crust and mantle. The evidence for these processes comes from the anorthositic composition of the crust of the lunar highlands, as well as the presence of the rocks rich in KREEP. Before the mission of Lunar Prospector lunar satellite, it was thought that these KREEP materials had been formed in a widespread layer beneath the crust. However, the measurements from the gamma-ray spectrometer on-board this satellite showed that the KREEP-containing rocks are concentrated underneath the Oceanus Procellarum and the Mare Imbrium.

This is a unique lunar geological province, now known as the Procellarum KREEP Terrane. Basins far from this province that dug into the crust, such as the Mare Crisium, the Mare Orientale, the South Pole–Aitken basin, show only little or no enhancements of KREEP within their rims or ejecta; the enhancement of heat-producing radioactive elements within the crust of the Procellarum KREEP Terrane is certainly responsible for the longevity and intensity of mare volcanism on the nearside of the Moon. Geology of the Moon Lunar mare Lunar Prospector Moon Moon articles in Planetary Science Research Discoveries, including articles about KREEP