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Saint Kitts

Saint Kitts known more formally as Saint Christopher Island, is an island in the West Indies. The west side of the island borders the Caribbean Sea, the eastern coast faces the Atlantic Ocean. Saint Kitts and the neighbouring island of Nevis constitute one country: the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Saint Kitts and Nevis are separated by a shallow 3-kilometre channel known as "The Narrows". Saint Kitts became home to French colonies in the mid-1620s. Along with the island nation of Nevis, Saint Kitts was a member of the British West Indies until gaining independence on 19 September 1983; the island is one of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. It is situated about 2,100 km southeast of Miami, Florida, US; the land area of Saint Kitts is about 168 km2, being 29 km long and on average about 8 km across. Saint Kitts has the majority of whom are of African descent; the primary language is English, with a literacy rate of 98%. Residents call. Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest fortress built in the Western Caribbean.

The island of Saint Kitts is home to the Warner Park Cricket Stadium, used to host 2007 Cricket World Cup matches. This made Saint Kitts and Nevis the smallest nation to host a World Cup event. Saint Kitts is home to several institutions of higher education, including Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Windsor University School of Medicine, the University of Medicine and Health Sciences; the capital of the two-island nation, its largest port, is the town of Basseterre on Saint Kitts. There is a modern facility for handling large cruise ships there. A ring road goes around the perimeter of the island with smaller roads branching off it. Saint Kitts is 10 km away from Sint Eustatius to 3 km from Nevis to the south. St. Kitts has three distinct groups of volcanic peaks: Mount Misery Range; the highest peak is Mount Liamuiga Mount Misery, a dormant volcano 1,156 m high. The youngest volcanic center is Mt. Liamuiga, 5 km in diameter and rising to an elevation of 1155 m, its last eruption was 1620 years ago, corresponding with the Steel Dust series of pyroclastic deposits on the western flank.

The Mansion Series of pyroclastic deposits and andesite with basalt layers occur on the northern flank, along with mudflows. This volcano has a crater 900 m wide and 244 m deep, plus two distinct parasitic domes consisting of andesite, Brimstone Hill and Sandy Point Hill, coalesced with Farm Flat. Brimstone Hill is noted for having limestone on its flanks, dragged upward with the formation of the dome 44,400 years ago. Mt. Liamuiga overlays the Middle Range to the southeast; this Middle Range is another stratovolcano 976 m in height with a small summit crater containing a lake. Next in line is the 900 m South East Range, 1 Myr in age, consisting of four peaks. Ottley's dome and Monkey Hill dome are on the flanks, while the older volcanoes represented by Canada Hills, Conaree Hills lie past the airport and Bassaterre on the southeast flank; the Salt Dome Peninsula contains the oldest volcanic deposits, 2.3-2.77 Myr in age, consisting of at least nine Pelean domes rising up to 319 m in height, which includes Williams Hill and St. Anthony's Peak.

During the last Ice Age, the sea level was up to 300 feet lower and St. Kitts and Nevis were one island along with Saba and Sint Eustatius. St. Kitts was settled by pre-agricultural, pre-ceramic "Archaic people", who migrated south down the archipelago from Florida. In a few hundred years they disappeared, to be replaced by the ceramic-using and agriculturalist Saladoid people around 100 BC, who migrated to St. Kitts north up the archipelago from the banks of the Orinoco River in Venezuela. Around 800 AD, they were replaced by members of the Arawak group. Around 1300, the Kalinago, or Carib people arrived on the islands; these agriculturalists dispersed the Igneri, forced them northwards to the Greater Antilles. They named Saint Kitts "Liamuiga" meaning "fertile island", would have expanded further north if not for the arrival of Europeans. A Spanish expedition under Christopher Columbus arrived and claimed the island for Spain in 1493; the first English colony was established in 1623, followed by a French colony in 1625.

The English and French united to massacre the local Kalinago, partitioned the island, with the English colonists in the middle and the French on either end. In 1629, a Spanish force sent to clear the islands of foreign settlement seized St. Kitts; the English settlement was rebuilt following the 1630 peace between Spain. The island alternated between English and French control during the 17th and 18th centuries, as one power took the whole island, only to have it switch hands due to treaties or military action. Parts of the island were fortified, as exemplified by the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Brimstone Hill and the now-crumbling Fort Charles. Since 1783, Saint Kitts has been affiliated with the Kingdom of Great Britain, which became the United Kingdom; the island produced tobacco. The labour-intensive cultivation of sugar cane was the reason for the large-scale importation of African slaves; the importation began immediately upon the arrival of Europeans to the region. The purcha

Garden City Pottery

Garden City Pottery was founded in 1902 in San Jose, California with an office and manufacturing facility on 560 North Sixth Street. Like many California potteries of that period, their original product lines focused on commercial tile and pipe and gardenware products, by the 1920s, Garden City was the largest pottery in Northern California. During the 1930s with demand for commercial and residential ceramics in dramatic decline due to the collapse of the real estate market, Garden City was on the verge of bankruptcy. Seeing the success of the Southern California potteries with their colored dinnerware lines, Garden City brought in a designer in the mid-1930s to create new products to compete with those potteries; the designer, Royal Arden Hickman, begin creating new dinnerware lines as well as floral and artware pieces. In addition to bringing Hickman on board, Garden City recruited Paul Larkin from Pacific Pottery to create a series of glazes for the new lines. Merrill Cowman joined in 1934, the two of them formulated Garden City's first set of glazes in yellow, blue, cobalt, turquoise and white.

Pottery was dipped in glazes rather than using a spray process. Garden City produced five dinnerware patterns in the 1930s: Ring, Diamond and Geometric. Compared to other dinnerware manufacturers, Garden City’s lines offered only a limited number of pieces: Most sets included a series of plates as well as a cup and saucer, bowl and sugar. Several lines included other serveware pieces, such as teapots, casseroles and tumblers. Among the more popular items that Garden City made are their nested mixing bowl sets. Mixing bowls came in five patterns depending on the pattern; the conical shaped mixing bowls are the most prevalent, are confused with Bauer Pottery's ringware mixing bowls. Vases and gardenware were very popular during the period. While their primary distribution was on the Pacific coast, Garden City wares were distributed nationally through retailers like Macy's and Montgomery Ward. Since Garden City was a wholesaler, wares were sold under store brand names and are not marked. Additionally, no company product catalogs are known to exist and no official product names are known.

Hickman left Garden City in 1939 for the Haeger Pottery Company of Illinois, where he founded the successful Royal Haeger artware lines. Post-1940, Garden City added new colors popular in the period: burgundy, forest green, mint green, pastel yellow, tan and grey. Throughout the 1960s and 70s, the pottery changed its focus to creating redware products for the wholesale nursery industry, becoming the largest supplier of garden pots in California; as cheaper products begin to be imported from Korea and Italy, as well as the emergence of plastic flower pots, Garden City found themselves unable to compete in that market. By 1979, the decided to exit the manufacturing business and focus on wholesale distribution; the new venture was not profitable and Garden City closed in 1987. Pasquali, Jim. “Sanford’s Guide to Garden City Pottery.” Adelmore Press ISBN 0-9633531-5-2 Garden City Pottery page at Garden City Pottery images on Pinterest

Between Today and Yesterday

Between Today and Yesterday is an autobiographical album released in 1974 by singer songwriter Alan Price. In its original LP format, Side One was titled "Yesterday" and Side Two was titled "Today." The "Yesterday" side featured six songs about the working class environment, in Northern England, in which Price was raised. Musically, these songs drew from pre-rock styles, bringing to mind the music of the music hall and working class anthems; the "Today" side contained six songs about the more modern Price, performed in a more contemporary style. The title track was written for the unreleased album Savaloy Dip, recorded prior to that but released in 2016; the album was a critical success. All songs written by Alan Price. "Left Over People" – 2:57 "Away, Away" – 2:54 "Between Today and Yesterday" – 4:28 "In Times Like These" – 2:39 "Under the Sun" – 4:37 "Jarrow Song" – 5:45 "City Lights" – 4:40 "Look at My Face" – 2:49 "Angel Eyes" – 3:13 "You're Telling Me" – 5:37 "Dream of Delight" – 3:33 "Between Today and Yesterday" – 4:25The 2003 compact disc release includes the following bonus tracks: "Jarrow Song" - 4:37 "In Times Like These" - 2:35 "Sell, Sell" - 3:58 "Between Today and Yesterday'86" - 3:48 "Jarrow Song'86" - 3:36 Alan Price – organ, keyboards, producer Colin Greenguitar Dave Markeebass guitar, double bass Clive Thacker – drums Derek Wadsworthorchestration Bob Fishermastering Keith Grant – engineer Richie Unterberger – liner notes


Rengat is a kecamatan in Riau province of Indonesia and it is the capital of Indragiri Hulu Regency. The WWF keeps a conservation forest near the town, but the conservation area is no longer well-protected. Many companies take the nature resources from the forest without legal permit. Rengat is a city in the province of Riau and Indragiri Hulu regency capital; the city is traversed by the Indragiri River. Native of this area is the Talang Mamak tribe; some other tribes as ethnic immigrants in Rengat are ethnic Malay, Batak and Sunda. In 1949, during the Indonesian National Revolution, Dutch paratroopers massacred some thousands of people in Rengat according to Indonesian sources. Dutch documents show. In Rengat there is a monument built in memory of the heroism of a regent named Sincere?, in the Dutch Military Aggression II to Indonesia. Rengat typical fruit is kedondong. In the city center there is a sculptured monument amra fruit on it. Dodoo amra fruit is processed products are preferred. Star hotels in Rengat, among others: Some interesting place in Rengat, among others: Raja Lake The Great Mosque of Rengat Bukit Tigapuluh National Park Menduyan Lake Hulu Lake Tall House Sungai Arang Waterfall Pontianai Waterfall Pejangki Waterfall Nunusan Waterfall Siamang Waterfall Buyung Waterfall Pintu Tujuh Waterfall Tembulun Waterfall Bukit Lancang Waterfall Sungai Pampang Cave Sungai Keruh Cave Sungai Kandi Cave Duplicate of Indragiri Palace Boat Kijang Serong Loyang Pond Indigenous Cultural of Talang Mamak Rengat is the name of a male Sumatran tiger at the Toronto Zoo.

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Sotigui Kouyaté

Sotigui Kouyaté was one of the first Burkinabé actors. He was a member of the Mandinka ethnic group. Members of Kouyaté's lineage or clan have served as griots for the Keita dynasty since at least the 13th century; the Kouyatés guard customs, their knowledge is authoritative among Mandinkas. Keitas have to provide amenities to Kouyatés; the word Kouyaté translates as "there is a secret between you and me". Sotigui Kouyaté is Burkinabé by adoption; when he was a child, he enjoyed koteba performances. He once played on the Burkina Faso national football team. Kouyaté began his theatre career in 1966, when he appeared as adviser to the king in a historical play produced by his friend Boubacar Dicko; that year, he founded a theatre company with 25 people and soon wrote his first play, The Crocodile’s Lament. Kouyaté has worked with Peter Brook on his theater and film projects since they became associated with one another while working on Brook's adaptation of the Indian epic The Mahabharata in 1983. Kouyaté has appeared in over two dozen films, most as Jacob in Genesis and Alioune in Little Senegal.

Kouyaté played the central role of Djeliba Kouyaté in Dani Kouyaté's 1995 film Keïta! L'Héritage du griot, the character being imagined as an old dying man by his son, though portrayed as more forceful than that; the elder Kouyaté plays instruments, simple melodies on the kora or flute. From 1990 to 1996 Kouyaté toured the United States and Europe as part of La Voix du Griot, a storytelling theater show he founded; when asked in an October 2001 interview whether he felt he was carrying a message from Africa, he replied: Let’s be modest. Africa is vast, it would be pretentious to speak in its name. I'm fighting the battle with words because I'm a griot. Rightly or wrongly, they call us masters of the spoken word. Our duty is to encourage the West to appreciate Africa more. It’s true that many Africans don’t know their own continent, and if you forget your culture, you lose sight of yourself. It is said that “the day you no longer know where you’re going, just remember where you came from.” Our strength lies in our culture.

Everything I do as a griot, stems from this rooting and openness. In 2009, Kouyaté won a Silver Bear at the Berlinale Filmfestival for his acting, he played the main male character in Rachid Bouchareb's drama London River, about the 2005 London bombings. On 17 April 2010, he died in Paris. Sotigui Kouyate: A Modern Griot Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun From: Chad/France Year: 1996 Minutes:58 Language: French with English subtitles Genre: Documentary Official selection, African Diaspora Film Festival 2007When casting The Mahabharata, Peter Brook’s assistant scoured through film studios in search of an actor to take on one of the lead roles, Bhishma the sage. “I saw one shot of a tree and a man as tall and slender as this tree, with an extraordinary presence and quality. It was Sotigui,” recalls Brook in this documentary about the actor. Born in 1936 in Bamako, Kouyaté belongs to an illustrious family of griots–masters of words who are at once genealogists, masters of ceremonies, mediators and musicians.

He has handed down all these talents, as a composer, dancer and father, to his own children and a multitude of “spiritual children” dispersed across the world, for whom he is a precious guide. Filling each of his roles with profound dignity, he has appeared in some 60 films, including Sia The Dream of the Python directed by his son Dany Kouyate and Names Live Nowhere in which he follows African immigrants in Belgium and tells their story only as a griot could. Through testimonies by Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Carriere, Jean-Pierre Guigane and Sotigui Kouyate himself, Sotigui Kouyate: a Modern Griot dresses the portrait of one of Africa’s greatest actor now based in Paris. From Africa to Europe, the film unveils the multiple facets of Sotigui Kouyate, actor and modern griot. Winner ACCT award at the Amiens Film Festival, 1996. "Despite years away from home and a career spanning many cultures, Malian actor and griot Sotigui Kouyaté has not strayed from his foremost mission: to break ignorance of Africa's living traditions and spark encounters across continents" - Cynthia Guttman, UNESCO Courier.

Gugler, African Film: Re-Imagining a Continent, Indiana: Indiana University Press, ISBN 0-253-21643-5, OCLC 52520253

Katy Selverstone

Katy Selverstone is an American actress. She is known for her work on The Drew Carey Show as Lisa Robbins, Drew Carey's girlfriend in the first and second seasons. Selverstone was born in New York City, New York on February 4, 1966, she earned a BFA in acting. Selverstone has worked on such high-profile television series as NYPD Blue, CSI and As The World Turns and has appeared in the films Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and South of Pico, she portrayed FBI agent Nancy Floyd in The Path to 9/11. She received the Grand Jury choice for Best Actress in a Feature for her role as "Una" in Laura Nix's film short The Politics of Fur, her other work includes playing Darlene, the receptionist at Gramercy Press, a fictional publishing company used in Network MCI commercials in 1994 and 1995. Selverstone appeared on The L Word, Nip/Tuck and Seinfeld in the episode "The Face Painter" as Siena, George Costanza's girlfriend, her character becomes George's fiance in a deleted scene from "The Face Painter".

In 2000, Selverstone appeared on Broadway in Arthur Miller's play The Ride Down Mt. Morgan with actor Patrick Stewart for which she received a Fany award for Outstanding Broadway Debut, she has been awarded multiple awards for her work in "Breaking the Code", "Golden Boy", "Scotland Road", "Indiscretions", "Big Love". Katy Selverstone on IMDb