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Marigot, Saint Martin

Marigot is the main town and capital in the French Collectivity of Saint Martin. A fishing village on a swamp for which it was named, Marigot was made capital during the reign of King Louis XVI, who built Fort St. Louis on a hill near Marigot Bay. Today, that building is the most important in Marigot. Marigot is typical of Caribbean towns, with gingerbread houses and sidewalk bistros. Market days are every Saturday morning; the crew of the 1997 motion picture Speed 2 shot the final scene here where the Seabourn Legend hits the island. The St. Martin of Tours' Church on rue du Fort Louis was built in 1941. Marigot is located on the west coast of the island of St. Martin, it extends from the coast to the west, along the Bay of Marigot and the hills of the interior of the island to the east. On the south-west it is bounded by the Simpson Bay. Marigot has a tropical savanna climate, with warm to hot and humid weather throughout the year. Rainfall –, reduced by the rain shadow of the mountains to the east – is not as extreme as in most climates of this type, with the peak occurring from August to November due to hurricanes.

The city is served by Princess Juliana International Airport as well as L'Espérance Airport. There is a ferry to Anguilla. List of lighthouses in the Collectivity of Saint Martin San Martin Shopping Media related to Marigot at Wikimedia Commons Saint Martin Tourist Guide www.geographia.com, St Martin

Adrienne Johnson (basketball)

Adrienne Johnson is a former professional basketball player who spent eight seasons in the WNBA. Johnson compiled over 1000 total points and averaged 13.0 points and 3.1 assists her senior year. She compiled 1018 points, 292 rebounds, 132 assists in her eight seasons, she retired in 2005. Women's basketball program's executive director for player relations Athletic department's outreach coordinator Analyst for the Louisville women's basketball radio broadcasts All-Big Ten honors WNBA's first Hometown Hero Award Johnson earned a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology from Ohio State University. Adrienne Johnson Bio - GoCards.com | Official Website of University of Louisville Athletics "All-Time WNBA draft history". WNBA. Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-04

Marsouin (1788 ship)

Marsouin was a gabarre, the name-ship of her three-vessel class, built to a design by Raymond-Antoine Haran, launched in 1787 or'88 at Bayonne. She carried troops, invalids, etc. across the Atlantic to the Caribbean or back until the British captured her in 1795. Though the Royal Navy nominally took her into service, she was never commissioned, she disappears from the lists in 1799. On 6 April 1788 she sailed from Bayonne for Cochinchina while under the command of Major de vaisseau the marquis de Grasse-Briançon, she arrived back at Brest on 1 August 1789. Thereafter she spent her time sailing between the West Indies. In May 1791 she was under the command of sous-lieutenant de vaisseau d'Urvoy de Portzamparc, ferrying troops from Martinique back to Lorient. From 4 February to 14 December 1792, Marsouin was under the command of lieutenant de port Guillaume-Marie Lemarant-Boissauveur. Under his command she transported provisions from Brest to Cap-Français, via Lisbon, invalids from Saint-Domingue to Lorient.

She returned to Brest. Her commander in January 1793 was lieutenant de vaisseau Laterre. Between 27 August and 28 September it was lieutenant de vaisseau Bourdé. During the year she transported troops and escorted a convoy from Brest to the roads of the Île d'Aix. In 1795 Marsouin, under the command of enseigne de vaisseau non-entretenu Gois, was at Basse-Terre when she was ordered to sea to attempt to intercept a British privateer, preying on French commerce. On 11 March 1795, the day after she left Guadeloupe, Marsouin encountered the British frigate HMS Beaulieu, under the command of Captain Lancelot Skynner. Marsouin attempted to evade but Beaulieu fired on her. After Marsouin had suffered numerous dead and wounded and substantial damage to her masts and rigging, who had himself been wounded, struck; the subsequent court martial acquitted him of the loss of his vessel. Ganges shared in the prize money for the capture; the British never commissioned her. She was listed until 1799. Citations References

Big Brother (Czech TV series)

Big Brother, known as Velký Bratr in the Czech language, is a reality competition television series broadcast in the Czech Republic by TV Nova in 2005. The Czech version is based on the popular Dutch Big Brother international television franchise, produced by Endemol, where a number of contestants live in an isolated house for a certain period of time. At all times, housemates are under the control of Big Brother, a rule-enforcing authority figure who monitors the behaviour of the housemates, sets tasks and punishments, provides the only link to the outside world for the contestants; the premiere saw thirteen housemates enter the house, with four additional people entering at various point during the programme. The show caused controversity when contestant Filip Trojovský was recognized as gay porn star Tommy Hansen. A commercial model, Trjovský starred in a TV spot for a German milk-company prior to entering the house. A German tabloid revealed the scandal; when his past became known, Trojovský became the first person to be evicted, as a result, the ratings fell.

He was reinstated as a housemate a few weeks later. In the end, Trojovský, who started a heterosexual relationship in the house, finished in third place; the winner of this series was David Šin, who won the grand prize of 10,000,000 Czech koruna after spending 113 days inside the Big Brother House. The programme faced fierce competition from an identical show called VyVolení (Való Világ that aired on rival network TV Prima; as a result, the show suffered in the ratings, did not live up to network expectations. It was cancelled after only one season. ^ 1 The housemates had to choose to evict her sister Eva. They chose to evict Klára. ^2 Šárka was up for eviction as she failed her secret mission, to keep bedrooms with 3 girls and 3 boys each until Saturday. Filip was up for eviction as punishment for discussing nominations and attempting to hide conversations from Big Brother. ^3 In week 14 the public nominated and the housemates voted to evict. Official Website

James Franklin Record

James Franklin Record was a pastor, school teacher, President of Pikeville Collegiate Institute, Pikeville College. Record was born to James Elliot Record in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, he had seven brothers and five sisters. Record attended the country school until high school and he began teaching about this time. During the winter terms he would teach and in the fall and spring terms attend Cochranton High School in Cochranton, Pennsylvania. After high school, Record attended Edinboro State Normal School. While a student there, he taught at Geneva and Deckard's run, he became principal of a two-room public school in Geneva. After teaching Geneva for a year and still before finishing up at the Normal School, Record he went to Minnesota at the request of a friend, a county Superintendent of schools, he spent one spring and a summer there before returning to Pennsylvania to be principle of the high school in Cooperstown, Pennsylvania. In December 1885, Record married Margaret E. Bell; some years they gave birth to a daughter named Alice Record.

When Alice grew up, she attended Pikeville Collegiate Institute as a student under her father. After finishing up at Cooperstown in May and his wife spent six weeks in Edinsboro until returning to Cooperstown that following September; the next year, Cochran secured a position at Deckard's Run. Other than teaching, he and his wife did some religious work in Pennsylvania; the family lived at Cooperstown for less than two years before Record became pastor in Kasota, Minnesota. On a visit to North Dakota for a job interview, Record met Dr. Fulton, a member of the Board of Trustees of Pikeville Collegiate Institute in Pikeville, Kentucky; the ultimate result of that meeting was Record accepting the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church of Pikeville and principalship of the Pikeville Collegiate Institute in 1899. According to books in the Special Collections Room of the University of Pikeville, Record is best remembered for all of his faith in the institution, for the growth of Pikeville College and education in Pike County.

He is said to have inspired many local youth to become teachers. During the summer of 1905, Record received a Ph. D. degree. He taught the science of government and mathematics at the Institute, his influence in the local public schools was widespread and extended to a number of mountain counties. During Record's first term at Pikeville, he established a training school for teachers, built a women's dormitory, organized the first Alumni organization. In 1909, the School Catalogue first carries the name “Pikeville College”. In 1911, Record left Pikeville to become the Educational Superintendent of the Sabbath School, run by the Presbyterian Church in Michigan. In 1915, Record resumed his post as president of Pikeville. During his term, the college gymnasium opened, the first basketball game was played, the first Junior College Graduation was held, the administration building opened and the Wickham Hall opened. Record retired from Pikeville due to the declining health of his wife, he died in 1935. In 1962, Pikeville College dedicated Record Memorial Hall in his memory.

Record is remembered for a sermon that he delivered to students in the chapel, which closed with the words: That is a mistaken notion of life preparation that counts the results of it only in dollars and cents. That sees in it only a commercial value, that looks upon it only as a means to an end, that end the accumulation of wealth; the highest ideal of life is not what I can get out of the world and the people in it, but what can I give to the world and to its people. Record, Margaret; the Beginning of Pikeville College. Pikeville, Kentucky: Pikeville College Printing Press. J. H Dotson, ed.. The Highlander 1933. Pikeville College Printing Press. Smith, Bess Vineyard; the Life and Works of Dr. James F. record. Lexington, Kentucky: University of Kentucky. Kinder, Alice. Pikeville College Looks to the Hills 1899-1911. Pikeville, Kentucky: Pikeville College Printing Press. Elkins, Stella, Marion. First 75 Years. Pikeville, Kentucky: Pikeville College Printing Press. No Author; the Greater Worth. Pikeville, Kentucky: Pikeville College Printing Press

Cream (band)

Cream were a British rock band formed in London in 1966. The group consisted of bassist Jack Bruce, guitarist Eric Clapton, drummer Ginger Baker. Bruce was the primary songwriter and vocalist, although Clapton and Baker sang and contributed songs. Formed from members of successful bands, they are regarded as the world's first supergroup. Cream were regarded for the instrumental proficiency of each of their members. Tensions between Bruce and Baker led to their decision in May 1968 to break up, though the band were persuaded to make a final album, to tour, culminating in two final farewell concerts at the Royal Albert Hall on 25 and 26 November 1968 which were filmed by the BBC and shown in theatres in 1977 released as a home video, Farewell Concert, their music spanned many genres of rock music, including blues rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock. In their career, they sold more than 15 million records worldwide; the group's third album, Wheels of Fire, is the world's first platinum-selling double album.

In 1993, Cream were inducted into the Roll Hall of Fame. They were included in both Rolling Stone and VH1's lists of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", at number 67 and 61 respectively, they were ranked number 16 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock". By July 1966, Eric Clapton's career with the Yardbirds and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers had earned him a reputation as the premier blues guitarist in Britain. Clapton, found the environment of Mayall's band confining, sought to expand his playing in a new band. In 1966, Clapton met Ginger Baker the leader of the Graham Bond Organisation, which at one point featured Jack Bruce on bass guitar and piano. Baker felt stifled in the Graham Bond Organisation and had grown tired of Graham Bond's drug addictions and bouts of mental instability. "I had always liked Ginger", explained Clapton. "Ginger had come to see me play with the Bluesbreakers. After the gig he drove me back to London in his Rover. I was impressed with his car and driving, he was telling me that he wanted to start a band, I had been thinking about it too."Each was impressed with the other's playing abilities, prompting Baker to ask Clapton to join his new, then-unnamed group.

Clapton agreed, on the condition that Baker hire Bruce as the group's bassist. Clapton had met Bruce when the bassist/vocalist played with the Bluesbreakers in November 1965. Impressed with Bruce's vocals and technical prowess, Clapton wanted to work with him on an ongoing basis. In contrast, while Bruce was in Bond's band, he and Baker had been notorious for their quarrelling, their volatile relationship included the sabotage of one another's instruments. After Baker fired Bruce from the band, Bruce continued to arrive for gigs. Baker and Bruce tried to put aside their differences for the good of Baker's new trio, which he envisioned as collaborative, with each of the members contributing to music and lyrics; the band was named "Cream", as Clapton and Baker were considered the "cream of the crop" amongst blues and jazz musicians in the exploding British music scene. The group were referred to and billed as "The Cream", but starting with its first record releases, the trio came to be known as "Cream".

Despite this, the band was referred to as "The Cream" on several occasions by promoters and disc jockeys, on occasion by the band members themselves. Before deciding upon "Cream", the band considered calling themselves "Sweet'n' Sour Rock'n' Roll". Of the trio, Clapton had the biggest reputation in England; the band made its unofficial debut at the Twisted Wheel on 29 July 1966. Its official debut came two nights at the Sixth Annual Windsor Jazz & Blues Festival. Being new and with few original songs to its credit, they performed blues reworkings that thrilled the large crowd and earned it a warm reception. In October the band got a chance to jam with Jimi Hendrix, who had arrived in London. Hendrix was a fan of Clapton's music, wanted a chance to play with him onstage, it was during the early organisation that they decided Bruce would serve as the group's lead vocalist. While Clapton was shy about singing, he harmonised with Bruce and, in time, took lead vocals on several Cream tracks including "Four Until Late", "Strange Brew", "World of Pain", "Outside Woman Blues", "Crossroads", "Badge".

The band's debut album, Fresh Cream, was recorded and released in 1966. The album reached number 6 in the UK charts and number 39 in the US, it was evenly split between self-penned originals and blues covers, including "Four Until Late", "Rollin' and Tumblin'", "Spoonful", "I'm So Glad" and "Cat's Squirrel". The rest of the songs were written by either Jack Ginger Baker; the track "Toad" contained one of the earliest examples of a drum solo in rock music as Ginger Baker expanded upon his early composition "Camels and Elephants", written in 1965 with the Graham Bond Organisation. Early Cream bootlegs display a much tighter band showcasing more songs. All of the songs are reasonably short, including five-minute versions of "N. S. U.", "S