Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman is the largest of the three Cayman Islands and the location of the territory's capital, George Town. In relation to the other two Cayman Islands, it is 75 miles southwest of Little Cayman and 90 miles southwest of Cayman Brac. Grand Cayman encompasses 76% of the territory's entire land mass; the island is 22 miles long with its widest point being 8 miles wide. The elevation ranges from sea level at the beaches to 60 feet above sea level on the North Side's Mastic Trail. Grand Cayman Island includes five of the six districts of the Cayman Islands: Bodden Town, East End, George Town, North Side, West Bay. Bodden Town – Founded in the 1700s, Bodden Town district comprises the central part of Grand Cayman Island, between the George Town and North Side districts; the village of Bodden Town was the original capital of the Cayman Islands. Its population is listed at 5,764. East End – The East End district is located at the east side of Grand Cayman Island and consists of the Village of East End, numerous natural attractions and accommodations.

Its population is listed at 1,371. George Town – The capital of the Cayman Islands and world-famous centre for offshore banking and investments, its population is listed at 20,676. North Side – Includes Kaibo, Rum Point, Breakers, its population is listed at 1,079. Sand Point Cove in Rum Point is home to a Bioluminescent Bio Bay. West Bay – Has numerous tourist attractions including the Cayman Turtle Farm and the Cayman Motor Museum. Towns in the West Bay district include Seven Mile Beach and West Bay Village, its population is listed at 8,243. The remaining district is Sister Islands, which consists of the islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, its population is listed at 1,937. Of the flora, a good representation of the variety of plant life on Grand Cayman can be found at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park located in the North Side District. Wild banana orchids, ghost orchids, thatch palm trees, red birch trees, mahogany trees and various fruit trees such as avocado, guinep, naseberry and tamarind.

Yellow mastics and black mastics are seen in the park, as well as on the 2 miles -long Mastic Trail. Elsewhere outside the park, all of these species can be seen around Grand Cayman, including coconut palm, Casuarina pine and poinciana trees. Fauna seen in various locations around the island include blue iguanas, Grand Cayman amazon parrots, Central American agouti, Gecarcinus ruricola, a species of land crab; the Cayman Islands Turtle Farm located in the West Bay district raises green sea turtles for their meat and to release into the wild. Through breeding, the farm produces upwards of 1800 turtles a year. Between 1980 and 2006, the farm released 30,600 turtles to the wild. There are four endemic snake species on two invasive species, they are all harmless and the largest is the seen invasive corn snake, which may grow to about 5 feet. The smallest averages 2-4 inches and is the invasive brahminy blind snake, rarely seen; the most common is the endemic Cayman racer snake. It can grow to 5 feet, but 3-foot specimens are much more common.

These snakes tend to race away if encountered and in rare cases will rear-up in a threatening manner if cornered. The Cayman racer snake carries a mild venom which it uses to immobilise prey, but in large enough doses it can cause significant swelling and bruising if it latches on for an extended period. A simple bite and release does not cause any reaction in humans; the other three endemic snake species are the Cayman ground boa, Cayman blind snake and Cayman water snake. Of the three islands, Grand Cayman contains 95% of the territory's entire population. There are just under 600 banks and trust companies in the Grand Cayman, including 43 of the 50 largest banks in the world; because of this large financial presence on the island, banking and insurance drive the economy in Grand Cayman. Grand Cayman Island has a number of natural attractions: the blow holes in the East End district, the Mastic Trail that runs north to south through the center of the island, Hell in the West Bay, the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.

Watersports such as scuba diving and snorkeling are popular activities on Grand Cayman as the island is known for its coral reefs and underwater sea walls along with a number of shipwrecks. Because of its clubs and hotels, Seven Mile Beach has the largest concentration of visitors and tourists on the island. Owen Roberts International Airport serves Grand Cayman with international flights. Cayman Airways has its headquarters on Grand Cayman. Electrical service for Grand Cayman is provided by Caribbean Utilities Company Ltd. with its corporate headquarters located on North Sound Road. Electricity on Grand Cayman runs on a 120/240 volt electricity system with electrical outlets designed to accommodate a three-pin American plug. Grand Cayman residents have a choice of telecommunications services from C3, Digicel, FLOW, Logic; the Cayman Islands Education Department operates government schools. Cayman Islands Further Education Centre ^ John Gray High School Clifton Hunter High School Bodden Town Primary School John A. Cumber Primary School East End Primary School George Town Primary School North Side Primary School Prospect Primary Sch

Nicolae Popea

Nicolae Popea was an Austro-Hungarian ethnic Romanian bishop of the Romanian Orthodox Church, as well as a historian. He was born into a priestly family in Satulung, Brașov County, a village that today is incorporated into Săcele city, close to Brașov. At the time, the area was part of the Austrian Empire, was located in the southeast part of the Principality of Transylvania, he attended the Romanian gymnasium in Blaj, an institution run by the Romanian Greek-Catholic Church. From 1843 to 1846, he studied at the law academy in Cluj, his colleagues included Alexandru Papiu-Ilarian. In 1846, he left for the University of Vienna to study theology. Rather than complete his studies, Popea returned home to take part in the 1848 Revolution, he took part in the May assembly at Câmpia Libertății, was elected to the delegation that intended to present the resulting petitions to the Transylvanian Diet and was a captain in the Brașov-based Romanian guards. After the revolution was defeated, he worked in the state administration for several years, first at Deva and at Șomcuta Mare.

In late 1854, Andrei Șaguna, the Orthodox Metropolitan of Transylvania, summoned Popea to work at the archdiocesan administration in Sibiu as secretary. In a public ceremony held on the Annunciation in 1856, Șaguna tonsured the younger man a monk, with the name Nicolae, he was made a hierodeacon at the same time rising to hieromonk and protosingel. In 1856, he was named professor of theology at Sibiu's theological and pedagogical institute, he remained a secretary rising to diocesan adviser. He taught church history and canon law. Popea taught until 1870, when Șaguna named him archdiocesan vicar, a post he would hold until 1889. In 1871, Șaguna made him an archimandrite, he joined the diocesan and national synods, presided over the former when the ailing Șaguna was unable to attend. In the 1860s, Popea began to involve himself in national politics, he served in the Diet from 1863 to 1865, in the Austrian House of Lords. He sat in Hungary's House of Magnates, where he spoke on behalf of the Romanian nation and church.

From 1878 to 1881, he was president of the National Party of Romanians in Transylvania, was a proponent of the activist strategy that called for participation in political life. In 1881, he renounced this honorary position, observing that most members had opted for passivism, retreating from involvement in provincial affairs. After Șaguna's death in 1873, Popea was considered a popular candidate to succeed him, but enemies of the late metropolitan and his protege, led by Vincențiu Babeș, mounted a press campaign that led the latter to withdraw from consideration; the new metropolitan, Prokopije Ivačković, spent less than a year in office. Popea ran this time. However, as Popasu was not accepted by the authorities, another election was called; this time, Babeș was joined by Ioan Mețianu, Ioan Hannia and other members of the anti-Șaguna faction in mounting opposition to Popea, who lost to Miron Romanul. During the periods when the see was vacant, vicar Popea was in charge, after Miron's rise, he continued to be influential, drawing support from professors at the institute, laymen such as Eugen Brote, Ioan Pușcariu and newspaperman Ioan Slavici.

This oppositional faction sought to uphold Șaguna's program of national development by safeguarding the church's autonomy, fostering education and ensuring good administration and merit-based promotion within the archdiocese. It was only after about a decade. Popasu died in February 1889, creating a unique opportunity for Miron to rid himself of his troublesome deputy. Thus, in April, the synod elected Popea as the next Bishop of Caransebeș; the following month, after Miron lobbied the authorities, Emperor Franz Joseph approved the choice. Miron and Mețianu, the Bishop of Arad, consecrated Popea at Sibiu in June, in July he was enthroned at Caransebeș; as bishop, he fostered the growth of the local theological institute, founded by Popasu. He provided for a new building, sent several young men to Czernowitz and other universities naming them professors. Together with other hierarchs, both Orthodox and Greek-Catholic, he called for the Romanian character of the confessional schools to be preserved.

He supervised the diocesan press, including its newsletter Foaia Diecezană, started by Popasu. Popea published several articles on history and speeches in Foaia and in Telegraful Român, as well as in the Vienna-based Die Zukunft and Ost und West, he worked to reprint liturgical books and school texts, including those for the institute. In 1885, he republished Șaguna's manual of canon law, his first book of history was Vechea Mitropolie ortodoxă română a Transilvaniei, suprimarea și restaurarea ei, which began appearing in serial form in 1868 before being published in 1870. The introductory portion, dealing with the origins of the ancient metropolis of Transylvania, is obsolete today; the author moves on to criticize the founding of the Greek-Catholic Church before discussing the restored metropolis, including a series of acts and documents that remain relevant. The book received criticism from Greek-Catholic scholar Ioan Micu Moldovan, to whom Popea responded wit

Rock Paper Scissors North American Tour

The Rock Paper Scissors North American Tour was a joint concert tour of The United States and Canada by English musicians Sting and Peter Gabriel. "The Rhythm of the Heat" "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" "No Self Control" or "Digging in the Dirt" "Invisible Sun" "Games Without Frontiers" "Shock the Monkey" "Secret World" "Driven to Tears" "Fragile" "Red Rain" "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight" "Message in a Bottle" "Darkness" or "San Jacinto" "Walking in Your Footsteps" "Kiss That Frog" "Don't Give Up" "The Hounds of Winter" "Big Time" "Englishman in New York" "Solsbury Hill" "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" "Roxanne" "Love Can Heal" "Desert Rose" "In Your Eyes"Encore"Every Breath You Take" "Sledgehammer" List of festivals A This concert is part of the Quebec City Summer Festival in Quebec City. B This concert is part of the Summerfest at Marcus Amphitheater in Henry Maier Festival Park. Source: Pollstar "year-end charts" 2016 Sting & Peter Gabriel North America Tour 2016: 233,781 total tickets sold $28,000,000 Los Angeles, Hollywood Bowl: - Billboard source:34,755 / 34,755 - Pollstar source: 33,878 / 33,878 Source Peter Gabriel – vocals, tambourine Ged Lynchdrums, percussion Tony Levinbass, backing vocals David Rhodes – guitars, backing vocals Angie Pollock – keyboards, backing vocals Jennie Abrahamson – vocals, acoustic guitar Linnea Olsson – vocals, keyboards Sting – vocals, acoustic guitar Dominic Miller – guitars, backing vocals Vinnie Colaiuta – drums David Sancious – keyboards Peter Tickell – violin, mandolin Rhani Krija – percussion Jo Lawry – vocals Official website