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Tórshavn

Tórshavn is the capital and largest city of the Faroe Islands. Tórshavn is in the southern part on the east coast of Streymoy. To the northwest of the city lies the 347-meter-high mountain Húsareyn, to the southwest, the 350-meter-high Kirkjubøreyn, they are separated by the Sandá River. The city itself has a population of 19,165, the greater urban area has a population of 21,078; the Norse established their parliament on the Tinganes peninsula in AD 850. Tórshavn thus became the capital of the Faroe Islands and has remained so since. All through the Middle Ages the narrow peninsula jutting out into the sea made up the main part of Tórshavn. Early on, Tórshavn became the centre of the islands' trade monopoly, thereby being the only legal place for the islanders to sell and buy goods. In 1856, the trade monopoly was abolished and the islands were left open to free trade, it is not known whether the site of Tórshavn was of interest to the Celtic monks who were the first settlers in the Faroes. The Viking settlers in the 9th century established their own parliaments, called tings, in different parts of the islands, it being the tradition in each case to hold the ting at a neutral and thus uninhabited place, so no one location gave anyone an advantage.

The main ting for the islands was convoked in Tórshavn in 825, on Tinganes, the peninsula that divides the harbour into two parts: Eystaravág and Vestaravág. The Vikings would thus meet on the flat rocks of Tinganes every summer, as the most central place on the islands, although there was no settlement at Tinganes at that time; the Færeyinga Saga says: "the place of the ting of the Faroese was on Streymoy, there is the harbour, called Tórshavn". The Viking age ended in 1035; the ting was followed by a market which grew into a permanent trading area. All through the Middle Ages, the narrow peninsula jutting out into the sea made up the main part of Tórshavn, it belonged to the outfield of two farmers. Unlike other Faroese villages, Tórshavn was never a distinct farming community. During the 12th century, all trade between Norway and the Faroes, along with other tributary islands to the west, became centralised in Bergen. In 1271, a royal trade monopoly was established in Tórshavn by the Norwegian Crown.

According to a document from 1271, two ships would sail to Tórshavn from Bergen with cargoes of salt and cereal. Tórshavn therefore had more contact with the outside world. Under the Norwegian, Danish rule, government officials made Tórshavn their home. All of these things, combined with the fact that Tórshavn was the seat of the ting of the islands, influenced the town's development. Sources do not mention a built-up area in Tórshavn until after the Protestant reformation in 1539. In ca. 1580 a small fort, was built by the Faroese naval hero and trader Magnus Heinason at the north end of the harbour. Small fortifications were built at Tinganes. In 1584 Tórshavn had 101 inhabitants; the population was divided into three large groups made up of farmers, their families and servants and government officials and people who owned no land and therefore not much else. They were set to guard duty on Skansin without pay, for clothing and food they depended on the bounty of the farmers. In 1655 king Frederick III of Denmark granted the Faroe Islands to his favourite statesman Kristoffer Gabel, the rule of the von Gabel Family, 1655–1709, is known as Gablatíðin.

It is the darkest chapter in the history of Tórshavn. Gabel's administration suppressed the islanders in various ways; the trade monopoly was in the family's hands and it was not designed for the needs of the Faroese people. People across the country brought products into town and had to be satisfied with whatever price they were given. At the same time imported goods were expensive. There came considerable complaints from the islands' inhabitants of unjust treatment by the civil administration in Tórshavn; these not only included the persons in charge of the monopoly trade, but the bailiff and others. It was during this period, in 1673, that Tinganes was ravaged by a fire after a store of gunpowder kept at Tinganes had blown up. Many old houses burnt to the ground and old Faroese records were lost. Conditions improved in Tórshavn when the trade monopoly became a royal monopoly in 1709; the royal monopoly was supplied with goods from Copenhagen three times a year. However, in 1709 Tórshavn was hit by a plague of smallpox.

The town had by this time reached a population of 250 of the inhabitants died. Still, it was during the latter half of the 18th century that Tórshavn started to develop into a small town; this was. From 1768 and during the next 20 years onwards Ryberg was allowed to carry on an entrepot trade, based on smuggling to England; because of the French-British conflict there was room for this kind of operation. In Tórshavn his warehouses filled up with goods. Ryberg was the first person who thought of making a financial profit from fishing, which became the most important economic factor to the islands, he experimented with salted cod and herring but at this point in time nothing much beyond this happened. Tórshavn Cathedral was first built in 1788 and rebuilt in 1865. Since 1990, it has been the seat of the Bishop of the Faroe Islands. On 30 March 1808, during the Anglo-Danish Gunboat War, the Cruizer class br

Leistarcha scitissimella

Leistarcha scitissimella is a moth of the family Xyloryctidae. It is found in Australia, where it has been recorded from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Queensland; the wingspan is about 31 mm. The forewings are dark fuscous closely strewn with elongate whitish scales. All veins and extreme the costal margin are slenderly whitish and there is a clear dark fuscous streak above the cell from the base to before the middle obscurely continued between the veins to the costa before the apex. There is a dark fuscous-streak beneath the cell from the base to the middle and a defined dark fuscous streak from the middle of the disc to the hindmargin beneath the apex. There is a slender dark fuscous streak along the inner margin from near the base to the middle of the hindmargin, broader on the anal angle and attenuated interrupted by the veins; the hindwings are rather lighter towards the base. The larvae feed on Eucalyptus amygdalina beneath loose bark attaching cut leaves to entrance.

They are greyish-fuscous, anteriorly lighter and more greenish

Wesley Barrow Stadium

Wesley Barrow Stadium is a 650-seat baseball and softball stadium located in the Pontchartrain Park section of New Orleans, Louisiana. The stadium includes a 200-square-foot climate-controlled press box, a public address system and LED scoreboard; the baseball field features professional-sized artificial turf with a clay pitcher's mound and two fenced bullpens. The facility includes grass tee-ball fields, a three-lane outdoor batting practice cage and a two-lane indoor batting practice building, it includes administration facilities and two 300-square-foot conference rooms. It is the current site of the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy in New Orleans; the academy will provide free, year-round baseball and softball instruction and other educational services for youth from underserved and urban communities throughout southern Louisiana. Wesley Barrow Stadium was built in 1957 and has served as the home for Louisiana High School Athletic Association baseball games, Loyola Wolfpack baseball and UNO Privateers baseball in 2013.

The facility was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, but after a 6.5 million renovation was reopened in 2012. The funding was provided by Major League Baseball, the city of New Orleans and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities MLB Urban Youth Academy - New Orleans, LA