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Transport in the Bahamas

This article talks about transportation in the Bahamas, a North American archipelagic state in the Atlantic Ocean. 2,718 kilometres of road in the Bahamas is classified as highway. Of these 1,560 kilometres are paved. Drivers drive on the left. Marinas and harbours are plentiful on The Bahamas islands, making aquatic travel an easy way to navigate between the islands group. Boat travel can be the only way to reach some of the smaller islands. Travelers entering the island will need to clear customs first, but boatsmen can enter any of the following ports of entry and harbours in The Bahamas: Abaco Islands: Green Turtle Cay, Marsh Harbour, Spanish Cay, Treasure Cay, or Walker's Cay Berry Islands: Chub Cay and Great Harbour Cay Bimini: Alice Town Cat Cays: Hawksnest Marina Eleuthera: Governor's Harbour, Harbour Island, Rock Sound, or Spanish Wells Exuma: George Town Grand Bahama Island: Freeport Harbour, Lucayan Marina Village and Port Lucaya, or Old Bahama Bay at West End Inagua: Matthew Town Long Island: Stella Maris Airport Mayaguana: Abraham's Bay Nassau/New Providence Island: Any marina San Salvador: Cockburn TownFacilities catering to large passenger cruise ships are located on Grand Bahama Island and New Providence.

The Lucayan Harbour Cruise Facility in Freeport and Nassau harbour's Prince George Wharf are built to handle multiple modern cruise ships at one time. Additionally, several major cruise line corporations have each purchased an uninhabited island which they now operate as private island destinations available to their respective ships; these include Great Stirrup Cay, owned by Norwegian Cruise Line, Little Stirrup Cay otherwise known as Royal Caribbean International's "Coco Cay", Carnival Corporation's Little San Salvador Island or "Half Moon Cay", Castaway Cay, of Disney Cruise Line. Of these, only Castaway Cay offers ships an actual pier for docking; the others use tender boats to service ships anchored off shore. Total: 1,440 By type: bulk carrier 335, container ship 53, general cargo 98, oil tanker 284, other 670 The Bahamas are one of the world's top five flag of convenience shipping registries; the main airports on the islands are Lynden Pindling International Airport on New Providence, Grand Bahama International Airport on Grand Bahama Island, Marsh Harbour International Airport on Abaco Island.

Out of 62 airports in all, 23 have paved runways, of which there are two that are over 3,047 meters long. Airports with paved runways: total: 23 over 3,047 m: 2 2,438 to 3,047 m: 4 1,524 to 2,437 m: 11 914 to 1,523 m: 6 Airports with unpaved runways: total: 39 1,524 to 2,437 m: 5 914 to 1,523 m: 12 under 914 m: 22 Bahamasair is the national flag carrier airline of the Bahamas. A heliport is located on Paradise Island, as well as other smaller islands, such as the various cruise line private islands. There are no railways in the Bahamas. Transportation in the Bahamas Road Traffic Department of the Bahamas

Allendale School District

The Allendale School District is a community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade in the Borough of Allendale, in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2017-18 school year, the district and its two schools had an enrollment of 922 students and 75.0 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 12.3:1. The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "I", the second-highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J. There are one primary school and one upper elementary school; the middle school program is located within the Brookside building. The administration of the schools includes district-wide services through the Superintendent of Schools and the Board Secretary / Business Administrator.

Additionally, in each school the administration includes a Principal. For high school, public school students in Allendale for grades nine through twelve attend Northern Highlands Regional High School, which serves students from Ho-Ho-Kus, Upper Saddle River and some of Saddle River's students; as of the 2017-18 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,352 students and 113.0 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 12.0:1. New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Northern Highlands Regional High School as the 22nd-best high school of the 328 ranked schools in New Jersey in its 2012 rankings of the "Top Public High Schools" after being ranked 6th of 322 schools in 2010. NAMM named the district in its 2008 survey of the "Best Communities for Music Education", which included 110 school districts nationwide. Schools in the district are: Hillside School with 389 students in pre-kindergarten to 3rd grade Anastasia Maroulis, Principal Brookside School with 524 students from 4th to 8th grades Bruce Winkelstein, Principal Core members of the district's administration are: Dr. Michael J. Barcadepone, Superintendent Maria L. Engeleit, Business Administrator / Board SecretaryThe district's board of education has five members who set policy and oversee the fiscal and educational operation of the district through its administration.

As a Type II school district, the board's trustees are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats up for election each year held as part of the November general election. In 2012, school elections were shifted from April to the November general election as part of an effort to reduce the costs of a standalone April vote. Allendale Public Schools Allendale Public Schools's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education School Data for the Allendale Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics Northern Highlands Regional High School

James Allred

James Burr V Allred was the 33rd Governor of Texas. He served, twice, as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Born on March 29, 1899, in Bowie, the son of Renne and Mary Allred Sr. Allred graduated from Bowie High School in 1917, he withdrew for financial reasons. He served with the United States Immigration Service, he served in the United States Navy from 1918 to 1919. He received a Bachelor of Laws in 1921 from Cumberland School of Law, he was in private practice in Wichita Falls, Texas from 1921 to 1923 and from 1926 to 1931. He was district attorney in Wichita Falls from 1923 to 1926, he was Attorney General of Texas from 1931 to 1935. He was Governor of Texas from 1935 to 1939, he was an ardent supporter of the New Deal policies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Allred received a recess appointment to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas on July 11, 1938, but he declined the appointment. Allred was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 5, 1939, to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, to a new seat authorized by 52 Stat. 584.

He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 16, 1939, received his commission on February 23, 1939. His service terminated on May 1942, due to his resignation. Allred was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate from Texas in 1942, he returned to private practice in Houston, from 1943 to 1949. Allred was nominated by President Harry S. Truman on September 23, 1949, to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, to a new seat authorized by 63 Stat. 493. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 12, 1949, received his commission on October 13, 1949, his service terminated on September 1959, due to his death. He died in Texas. James V. Allred Unit, a Texas Department of Criminal Justice state prison for men in Wichita Falls, near Iowa Park, is named for Allred. Ex-Governor Allred Dies After Seizure. Dallas Morning News, September 25, 1959, sec. I, p. 1. Fiery Allred Got Into Politics Early. Dallas Morning News, September 25, 1959, sec. I, p. 3.

James V. Allred of U. S. Bench, 60. New York Times, September 25, 1959. Joe Betsy Allred, widow of former governor, dies. Dallas Morning News, June 9, 1993, p. 30A. James Burr V Allred from the Handbook of Texas Online Legislative Messages of Hon. James V. Allred, Governor of Texas 1935-1939, hosted by the Portal to Texas History James V. Allred at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center. James Allred at Find a Grave


Toenut was an American 1990s alternative rock band, based in Atlanta and signed to the Mute Records label. The band churned out three records, the last under the new name of "Tyro", toured the US and UK between 1995-2000. A handful of music videos were produced, several directed by Norwood Cheek; the story begins back in the summer of 1991. Skipper Hartley moved from the Computer Science and mathematics program at Emory University to a short-term position in a research laboratory in Naples, Italy. In Atlanta and fellow guitarist Richie Edelson had planted the seeds of the'Nut in the moist confines of a rehearsal cubicle. By the following January, they were working Atlanta clubs with a slow-morphing line-up that included Katie Walters singing timidly offstage and the notorious Elephants Gerald tweaking a battery of tape recorders and Dictaphones, a bricolage of gear that hardly suggested the sampler stylings that would become the band's trademark. Hartley's old bandmate Chris Collins was shipped in from Columbia, South Carolina, to play bass, several drummers came and went.

Toenut broke onto the Atlanta music scene and college radio rotations, established a reputation of interesting and innovative music-making. The Point, a small music venue in Little Five Points, became their main stamping ground. In 1993, a ragtag iteration of Toenut straggled into Clint Steele's Atlanta studio to record their first single, "Heyward"/"Information," released on Half Baked Records. By the band had such a following in the Southeast that national attention was imminent; the 7" landed on the plate of Kramer, who invited the band to his Noise New Jersey studio to make a full-length demo. At Noise, the band met their producer, Steve Watson, who helped hone the Toenut sound and has continued to work with them through the recording of their debut LP. In the summer of 1994, Mute Records began the pursuit of Toenut for their roster. Although semi-temp sideman Jeff Sullivan, whose day job was Drivin N Cryin, kept the beat on all the band's studio projects prior to their signing, the Toenut camp continued to search for a full-time drummer.

Adroit stickman Colin English emerged from the Atlanta scene and answered the call, joining just in time for the Mute signing. With a few modifications, the demo from Noise New Jersey was released by Mute in the summer of 1995 as the debut LP, Information. Alternative Press described it this way: "..riveting, broken rhythm structures and urgent exploratory songs, the savvy quintet make a big noise on their debut album." CMJ charts, MTV spins, international exposure, a spattering of singles followed. Most notable among them was "Danger! Humans Approach,", recorded at the modern-day Muscle Shoals Easley Studios; the track found a spot in John Peel's BBC rotation. NME responded: "Toenut should be your worst nightmare. After resigning his post as Operations Manager with Spoleto Festival, former high school mate Eric Holowacz joined the band as multi-media stage producer and manager. A small office was established in Midtown Atlanta, touring activity covered the Southeast and Northeast between 1995-1997.

Tour support and musical escapades ensued with fellow-Southerners, Man or Astro-man?. During this time, in support of Information Holowacz created a concert-length stage show which utilized two 16mm film projections and two 35mm still slide projections simultaneously. Toenut's second Cd, Two in the Piñata, followed as the next Mute release, it represented a maturation as songwriters and continued the production ethic of dual-guitar assault and electronic flourishes, with a layer of enchantment provided by Walters' vocals. On April 5, 1997, bassist Chris Collins was killed in an automobile accident as he drove to a show in Athens, Georgia. Following that tragedy, Toenut changed its name to tyro and released Audiocards which ventured into production wizardry and the complex musical patters of the Hartley-Walters collaboration; this time marked a departure for Toenut members, as Edelson and English joined forces with Man or Astro-man? and ran off to join their circus. Holowacz moved to the South Carolina coast to become executive director of the Arts Council of Beaufort County, now lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand.

Hartley and Walters, now married, continue to make music in Atlanta. Edelson is based in Los Angeles, where he works in the video production industry; as ToenutInformation Two in the Piñata as TyroAudiocards Tyro site Two in the Pinata link Pitchfork "Information" review Half Baked Records history page Epitonic review "Test Anxiety" video "Seizure" video "Mouthful of Pennies" video Chris Collins memorial page Toenut fansite Tyro fansite Norwood Cheek website

Mark Williams-Thomas

Mark Alan Williams-Thomas is an English investigative journalist and former police officer. He is best known for exposing Jimmy Savile as a paedophile in The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, a television documentary he presented and as the presenter and titular investigator of The Investigator: A British Crime Story in the ITV and Netflix crime series, he was born in Billericay and was educated at Amesbury School and Pierrepoint and in 1989 joined Surrey Police. During his time with Surrey Police he was a specialist in major child abuse, he left in 2000. Williams-Thomas completed his MA in criminology from Birmingham City University in 2007. In 2013 Williams-Thomas was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma and master's degree in Criminology at Birmingham City University. Williams-Thomas was a constable and family liaison officer with Surrey Police from 1989 to 2000. On 27 November 1995, school girl Ruth Wilson aged 16 years went missing from her home in from Betchworth, near Dorking Surrey, England. Williams-Thomas was the family liaison officer for Wilson's case, stated that extensive searches across Box Hill had yielded no evidence to suggest she was killed or committed suicide.

He stated that he was sure Wilson was not abducted by a stranger. Williams-Thomas stated that "From the experience I have had, I would suggest one of two things occurred, she either went up there to meet someone and has subsequently gone away, or she went there and died in some way."In August 1997 Williams-Thomas was in charge of the child abuse investigation into school teacher Adrian Stark, the director of music at St John's School, Surrey. Three days after his charges relating to indecent photographs of children Mr Stark's partly-clad body was found in the sea off Beachy Head, Sussex. Between 2001 and 2002, Williams-Thomas was the marketing manager and a director of GumFighters, a "national chewing gum removal specialist"; the company were hired by various councils to clean their streets. In 2003 Mark Williams-Thomas was charged with blackmailing a funeral home director, after alleging that there were multiple bodies buried in unmarked graves. An article ran in a national Sunday paper describing the mass burials.

He was subsequently acquitted. In 2005, he set up an independent child protection consultancy firm. In September 2013 MP Tim Loughton made a statement to parliament in which he praised Mr Williams-Thomas for his'modest but game changing ITV documentary that exposed Jimmy Savile. From 2003, due to his past in the police force, Williams-Thomas began script advising for various television crime dramas which included: BBC series Waking The Dead, BBC series Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Ch5 series Murder Prevention, ITV series Identity and BBC series The Silence. On 9 August 2012, ITV News broadcast an exclusive interview Williams-Thomas undertook with Stuart Hazell, the last person to see missing 12-year-old schoolgirl Tia Sharp. Hazell went missing the day after this interview and was arrested the same day on suspicion of Tia Sharps's murder, he was charged and on 14 May 2013 was jailed after changing his plea. The judge ordered. On 3 October 2012 a year after Jimmy Savile's death, Williams-Thomas presented a documentary'The Other Side of Jimmy Savile' on ITV.

The expose of Jimmy Savile examined claims of child sexual abuse against Savile and led to extensive media coverage, including 41 dayson the front pages and the Metropolitan Police launching a criminal investigation into allegations of child sex, Operation Yewtree. The Other Side of Jimmy Savile and Exposure: Banaz: An Honour Killing won the 2012 Peabody Award, broadcast on 3 October 2012. In the Exposure documentary, several women claimed that they had been sexually abused by Savile as teenagers. In 2013, Williams-Thomas won two Royal Television Society awards and the London Press Awards Scoop of the Year for the film; the episode and Exposure: Banaz: An Honour Killing won a 2012 George Foster Peabody Award. Williams-Thomas is a regular reporter on This Morning, Channel 4 News, as well as long form current affairs documentaries for Exposure, his undercover work in Cambodia led to the arrest in 2013 of a person suspected of offering under-age girls for sex and the rescue of two girls, aged 13 and 14.

In 2014, Williams-Thomas covered the verdict of Oscar Pistorius and was the only British journalist to meet with Pistorius during his trial, writing an exclusive report for UK national newspaper Daily Mirror. On 24 June 2016, ITV broadcast Oscar Pistorius: The Interview in which the former Paralympian spoke in a world exclusive to Williams-Thomas, in his first television interview about the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, it was broadcast in Pistorius's home country of South Africa after the ITV programme finished. On 11 November 2014, This Morning broadcast an exclusive interview with Jo Westwood, the ex-wife of jailed sex offender Max Clifford. In 2015, Williams-Thomas investigated the unsolved murder of BBC presenter Jill Dando. Writing in the Daily Mirror he theorized that she was murdered by the London underworld for her work on Crimewatch. Williams-Thomas was the reporter for ITV's crime series The Investigator: A British Crime Story, produced by Simon Cowell's Syco.

The series re-examined a 30 year old previously'closed' murder case, the murder of Carole Packman, whose body has never been found. The series was broadcast over four consecutive weeks on ITV, from 14 July 2016. Dorset Police subsequently confirmed that the case remained open and that they would be examining new evidence presented by Williams-Thomas. Series 2 of Williams-Thomas's crime series The Investigator returned to ITV in April 2

John Psathas

John Psathas, ONZM is a New Zealand composer. He has works in the repertoire of such high-profile musicians as Evelyn Glennie, Michael Houstoun, Michael Brecker, Joshua Redman and the New Juilliard Ensemble, is one of New Zealand's most performed composers, he has established an international profile and receives regular commissions from organisations in New Zealand and overseas. The son of Greek immigrant parents, Psathas grew up in Taumarunui and Napier, he attended Napier Boys' High School and left early to study composition and piano at Victoria University of Wellington. He supported himself as a student by playing up to nine gigs a week in a jazz trio. Psathas studied further with composer Jacqueline Fontyn in Belgium before returning to New Zealand, where he has since lectured in music at Victoria University and continued to fulfill a busy schedule of commissions. Early success came with Matre's Dance in 1991, a maximum-energy duet for percussion and piano that has since made Psathas' name international through having been taken up and championed by percussionist Evelyn Glennie.

This work and Drum Dances are fast becoming standard repertoire for percussionists throughout the world. According to his publisher Promethean Editions, a new work by John Psathas is an individual, unique entity, his music is like that of no-one else. His'sound' is difficult to define – the harmony and improvisational feel of jazz, the compelling rhythmic drive and excitement of rock music and the sustained repetitive textures of minimalism are apparent as influences, yet they combine and intermingle with something else more intangible; this undefinable quality is what makes his one of the most original voices in the arena of contemporary classical music in New Zealand. Psathas' relationship with Evelyn Glennie has been a fruitful one for them both, her performing repertoire includes Matre's Dance, Drum Dances, Happy Tachyons and the double concerto for piano and percussion View From Olympus. She has recorded Matre's Dance on her CDs Drumming and Greatest Hits, she continues to commission new works.

A highlight of 2000 was the premiere of the Omnifenix at an outdoor concert before an audience of 8000 people at the 2 Agosto Festival in Bologna, Italy. This work was tailored to the particular improvising talents of tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker. A retrospective concert of Psathas' chamber music was given in the 2000 New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, culminating with the premiere of the specially commissioned Piano Quintet. In the programme to the concert, he described the process of creating his music: "When I write music, it's not a sense of inventing I experience, as much as it is a sense of finding something that exists at the remote periphery of what I know, it is like seeing things – that aren't there – in the corner of one's eye, but not spinning around to view them, because they would cease to be. It is a case of being aware of a thing in one's peripheral vision and, while staring straight ahead, trying to decipher, without looking at it, the true nature of what it is.

What one is finding is the right thing for any given moment in a musical work." Highlights in 2002 included the premieres of several major works, including View From Olympus a double concerto for piano and orchestra performed by Evelyn Glennie, Philip Smith and the Halle Orchestra conducted by Mark Elder at the Royal Gala finale of the Commonwealth Games'Pulse' music festival in Manchester, UK. This work was awarded New Zealand's major annual composition award for 2002, the SOUNZ Contemporary Award. In 2003 a new CD of chamber works, was released to critical acclaim and went on to win the Tui Award for Best Classical Recording at the New Zealand Music Awards, he was named as the recipient of one of five Arts Foundation of New Zealand Artist Laureate Awards, which carry cash prizes of $40,000. In 2004 Psathas achieved the largest audience for New Zealand-composed music when billions heard his fanfares and other music at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Athens Olympics; this high-profile work was recognised in New Zealand's New Year Honours by his appointment as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Additionally, his Piano Concerto, premiered by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and soloist Stephen Gosling, was awarded the SOUNZ Contemporary Award for excellence in composition. In 2007, Psathas' album, View from Olympus, won the Best Classical Album award in the New Zealand Music Awards. Notable works by John Psathas: Waiting for the Aeroplane for piano Matre's Dance for piano and percussion Percussion Concerto for four percussionists and orchestra Drum Dances for piano and drum kit Rhythm Spike for piano Three Island Songs for clarinet and piano Abhisheka for string quartet Happy Tachyons for piano and percussion Three Island Songs Motet for piano duet Jettatura for piano Luminous for orchestra Saxon for Brass Band – Written for the 2000 Shell NZ National Brass Band Championships Piano Quintet for piano and string quartet Omnifenix concerto for tenor saxophone, drum kit and orchestra Fragment for piano and vibraphone Orpheus in Rarohenga for soprano and bass soloists and orchestra View from Olympus: Double Concerto for percussion and orchestra Piano Concerto for piano and orchestra Pieces for the Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies – Athens 2004 A Cool Wind for string quartet Commissioned by Chamber Music New Zealand and written for the Takács Quartet.

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