Bash Bish Falls, a waterfall in Bash Bish Falls State Park in the Taconic Mountains of southwestern Massachusetts, US, is the highest waterfall in the state. The falls are made up of a series of cascades, nearly 200 feet in total, with the final cascade being split into twin falls by a jutting rock, dropping in an 80-foot "V" over boulders to a serene pool below; the waters of Bash Bish Falls begin at a spring in Mount Washington and after the falls, Bash Bish Brook continues on a gentler course through New York State until joining the Hudson River and flows through Copake. The waterfall is at the mouth of a gorge formed during the last ice age. At the rear of the gorge, opposite the waterfall, is a 194 feet sheer rock wall. There are two access points for viewing Bash Bish Falls and one additional via a hiking trail network, both of the two on Falls Road in Mount Washington, Massachusetts. Falls Road is the continuation in Massachusetts of New York State Route 344. There are lower access points with views of the falls on the road.
The hiking trail access is a short steep trail off of the South Taconic Trail, unlike the other 2 accessed the falls from the south side. Bash Bish Falls is located on Bash Bish Mountain, 1500 feet high. From the top of the waterfalls, known as the "Summit", one has a clear view across Massachusetts into New York State; the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation installed railings to prevent falls, which have been common from that location. More than 25 deaths have occurred at the Falls in the past century; some were due to drowning. This is a dangerous area as pools are shallow, swimming is not allowed. In October 2009, AOL Travel named Bash Bish Falls as one of the "Most Dangerous Tourist Attractions" in the U. S. and in 2010 AOL Travel again named it one of the ten "most dangerous travel" destinations this time in the world. Bash Bish Falls State Park is located next to both Massachusetts' 4,000-acre Mount Washington State Forest and New York's 5,000 acres Taconic State Park.
It was voted as one of the "Wonders of Berkshire County" in a 2007 Berkshire Eagle readers' poll. List of Massachusetts State Parks List of old growth forests in Massachusetts Official website Bash Bish Falls Photo Essay
Cheng Siwei was a Chinese economist, chemical engineer and politician. He was the Chairman of China Soft Science Research Association, he was an Adjunct Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of institutions including the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Guanghua School of Management of Peking University, Nankai University. Cheng Siwei was born June 1935, in Hunan Province, China, he attended Heung To Middle School in Hong Kong from 1948–1951. During 1951 -- 1952 he attended the Workers' College of China, he attended the South China Institute of Technology and East China Institute of Chemical Technology from 1952–1956, majoring in inorganic chemical technology, in 1958–1973 he worked in various units of both the Ministry of Chemical Industry and the Ministry of Petroleum and Chemical Industries. He was the Chief Engineer of the Science & Technology Bureau of the Ministry of Chemical Industry in 1973–1981. In 1981 he attended the University of California, Los Angeles, graduated in 1984 with a Master of Business Administration.
He returned to his former position as Chief Engineer of the Science & Technology Bureau of the Ministry of Chemical Industry until 1988, when he was promoted to the Vice-President and Chief Engineer of the Scientific and Technical Research Institute of the Ministry of Chemical Industry. He became the Deputy Chief Engineer of the Ministry of Chemical Industry in 1993 and Vice-Minister of Chemical Industry in 1994–1997. During the same period, he held the position of the Chairman of the China Democratic National Construction Association Central Committee, from 1996-1997, he continued to hold dual positions for nearly ten years, as the Chairman of the 7th and 8th Central Committees of the Chairman of the China Democratic National Construction Association from 1997–2007, as the Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Ninth and Tenth National People’s Congresses in 1998–2008. During this time, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
His research covers complexity science, fictitious economy, venture capital, chemical systems engineering, soft science and management science. He has published several books, including Chromic Salts Technology, Rejuvenating Chemical Industry through Science and Technology, Soft Science and Reform, Large Linear Target Programming and Application, Research in China's Economic Development and Reform and Economic Reform and Development in China. In 2010, he began having his works translated into English and published through Enrich Professional Publishing in Hong Kong, for a worldwide readership; the books Selected Works of Cheng Siwei, Economic Reforms and Development in China: Three-Volume Set are some of his most recent works. He has nearly 300 publications under his name at home and abroad. In recent years, he has devoted himself to the use of complexity science to study issues relating to the development and reform of China, made enormous efforts to explore and explain the characteristics and law of development of the fictitious economy, studied and promoted the development of venture capital in China.
The Brookings Institution has hosted him as a speaker in an effort to find out more about China's 12th 5-year-plan, including its top-level policy objectives. Cheng Siwei died in Beijing on the morning of 12 July 2015 at the age of 80. Chromic Salts Technology Rejuvenating Chemical Industry through Science and Technology Soft Science and Reform Large Linear Target Programming and Application Reform The U. S. Financial Crisis: Analysis and Interpretation. San Francisco: Long River Press, 2012. ISBN 978-1-59265-147-4 Selected Works of Cheng Siwei, Economic Reforms and Development in China: Three-Volume Set Siwei Cheng. Financial Reforms and Developments in China. Hackensack, New Jersey: World Scientific. P. 616. ISBN 978-981-4317-54-2
Sheo Bhagwan Tibrewal is an Indian born UK-based orthopedic surgeon. He is a Research Fellow at University of Oxford and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King's College London GKT School of Medical Education. Born to Mohan Tibrewal, he graduated in medicine in 1973 from Ranchi University. Tibrewal, listed in the Marquis Who's Who, is associated with several hospitals in London, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, as a consultant, he is associated with the Advanced Medicare and Research Institute, Kolkata, as a mentor. The NRI Institute, a London-based organization of Indian expatriates in the UK awarded him the Pride of India Gold Award in 2004; the Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2007, for his contributions to Medicine. "Interview of Dr. S. B. Tibrewal". Web video. ITimes. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015
Winthrop Rockefeller was an American politician and philanthropist, who served as the first Republican governor of Arkansas since Reconstruction. He was a third-generation member of the Rockefeller family. Winthrop Rockefeller was born in New York, to philanthropists John Davison Rockefeller Jr. and Abigail Greene "Abby" Aldrich. He had one elder sister named Abby, three elder brothers John III, Laurance, a younger brother named David. Nelson served as Vice President of the United States under Gerald Ford. Winthrop attended Yale University but was ejected as a result of misbehavior before earning his degree. Prior to attending Yale, he graduated from the Loomis Chaffee School in Connecticut. In early 1941, he enlisted in the Army; as a soldier of the 77th Infantry Division, he fought in World War II, advancing from Private to Lieutenant Colonel. He earned a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart for his actions aboard the troopship USS Henrico, after a kamikaze attack during the invasion of Okinawa.
His image appears in the Infantry Officer Hall of Fame at Georgia. On February 14, 1948, Winthrop married actress Jievute "Bobo" Paulekiute, she was married to Boston Brahmin socialite John Sears Jr. The wedding took place in Florida, at the reception, a choir sang Negro spirituals. On September 17, 1948, she gave birth to Winthrop Paul "Win" Rockefeller; the couple separated in 1950 and divorced in 1954. Bobo got custody of Win. On June 11, 1956, Rockefeller wed the Seattle-born socialite Jeanette Edris, she had two children and Ann Bartley, from a previous marriage. Winthrop and Jeanette had no children together and divorced shortly after he left the governorship in 1971; as the state's First Lady, Jeanette Rockefeller took a special interest in mental health issues. Rockefeller moved to central Arkansas in 1953 and established Winrock Enterprises and Winrock Farms atop Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton in Conway County. In 1954, Republican Pratt C. Remmel polled 37 percent of the vote in the gubernatorial general election against Democrat Orval Faubus.
It was a good showing for a Republican candidate in Arkansas, compared to previous races in the 1940s and early 1950s. Twelve years Rockefeller would build upon Remmel's race and win the governorship for the Republican Party. In 1955, Faubus appointed Rockefeller chairman of the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission. Rockefeller initiated a number of projects, he financed the building of a model school at Morrilton and led efforts to establish a Fine Arts Center in the capital city of Little Rock. He financed the construction of medical clinics in some of the state's poorest counties, in addition to making annual gifts to the state's colleges and universities; these philanthropic activities continue to this day through the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation. In 1960, Rockefeller did not seek the governorship but instead raised funds for the Republican nominee, Henry M. Britt, a conservative lawyer from Hot Springs, the seat of Garland County. Britt lost in every county and polled 30 percent of the statewide vote in his loss to Faubus.
In 1961, Rockefeller was named Arkansas Republican national committeeman, having succeeded Wallace Townsend, a lawyer in Little Rock who had held the position since 1928. In 1962, Rockefeller supported Willis Ricketts, another in a long line of failed Republican candidates who sought to topple Faubus, he supported a slate of Republican legislative candidates. Soon, he quarreled with state Republican party chairman William L. Spicer of Fort Smith over the direction of the party. Spicer favored a stronger conservative approach compared to Rockefeller's moderate-to-liberal outlook. Rockefeller resigned his position with the AIDC and conducted his first campaign for governor in 1964 against Faubus, his campaign was unsuccessful, but Rockefeller energized and reformed the tiny Republican Party to set the stage for the future. In 1964, Osro Cobb, a Republican former state chairman who had served as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, refused to endorse Rockefeller but Faubus, who subsequently gave Cobb a temporary appointment to the Arkansas Supreme Court.
In his memoirs, Cobb recalls that Rockefeller had used ruthless tactics to convert the fine Republican state organization into a one-man Rockefeller machine, loyal not to party but to Rockefeller personally. In rapid succession, Mr. Rockefeller captiously took over most of the functions of the state chairman and in a matter of months succeeded in taking over and exercising absolute right of dictation as to each and every important party function at the state level; such one-man dictatorship is the deadly enemy of any semblance of two-party government.... Faithful Republican leaders who have worked tirelessly over the years have been pushed aside or replaced.... A stranger passing through Arkansas at this time and seeing Mr. Rockefeller's advertising on billboards would not know whether Mr. Rockefeller belonged to any political party; the fact that he is the Republican nominee has not been included. The evidence is unanswerable that Mr. Rockefeller is working for his own personal interest to the exclusion of all other considerations, which leaves the Republican Party in Arkansas hanging precariously at the whims of one individual....
When Rockefeller made his second run in the 1966 election, only 11 percent of Arkansans considered themselves Republicans. But Arkansans had tired of Faubus after six terms as governor and as head of the Democratic "machine". Democrats themselves seemed to be more interested in the reform
Hocking Hills Reservoir locally nicknamed Rose Lake is located just outside Old Man's Cave, in the Hocking Hills region of Hocking County, United States. It is a part of the Hocking Hills State Park, it is accessed via the crossing of the Old Man's Cave gorge and following the signs - about a 3 miles hike. There is no direct road access, though a shortcut may be found via a trail from a primitive campground which borders the lake. Hocking Hills reservoir is the approximate midpoint of a trail between Old Man's Cave and Cedar Falls, it is found on the Upper Gorge Trail. Hocking Hills Reservoir was formed via the creation of a dam. According to local legend the lake is haunted. Since the park which it is a part of closes at dusk, investigation of said claims is limited to those wishing to stay in the primitive campground, or whom venture in during the day. Regardless, the details, in brief, involve a mother, looking for her lost child after dark and proceeded to fall off a cliff. Another "haunting" tail involves the demise of a man.
Fishermen are said to see underwater lights. Rose Lake is this other lake in Hocking County, Ohio. Haunted Hocking Hills, Rose Lake