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Transport in the Cayman Islands

The transport infrastructure of the Cayman Islands consists of a public road network, two seaports, three airports. As of 2000, the Cayman Islands had a total of 488 miles of paved highway. Driving is on the left, speed is reckoned in miles per hour, same as UK. Two ports, Cayman Brac and George Town, serve the islands. One hundred and twenty-three ships are registered in the Cayman Islands, with a total capacity of 2,402,058 GT/3,792,094 tonnes deadweight; some foreign ships are registered in the Cayman Islands under a flag of convenience. There are two with paved runways and one with unpaved runways. A fleet of Share taxi minibuses serves Grand Cayman. A daily service starts at 6.00 from the depot and runs as follows from George Town to: West Bay — every 15 minutes: 6.00–23.00. CI$1.50 each way. Bodden Town — every 30 minutes: 6.00–23.00. CI$1.50 each way. East End and North Side — every hour, 6.00–21.00. CI$2 each way. Colour-coded logos on the front and rear of the buses identify the routes: Cayman Islands This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook website

Richard Palais

Richard Sheldon Palais is a mathematician working in geometry who introduced the Principle of Symmetric Criticality, the Mostow–Palais theorem, the Lie–Palais theorem, the Morse–Palais lemma, the Palais–Smale compactness condition. From 1965 to 1967 Palais was a Sloan Fellow. In 1970 he was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Nice. From 1965 to 1982 he was an editor for the Journal of Differential Geometry and from 1966 to 1969 an editor for the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society. In 2010 he received a Lester R. Ford Award. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society, he obtained his Ph. D. from Harvard University in 1956 under the joint supervision of Andrew M. Gleason and George Mackey, his doctoral students include Edward Bierstone, Leslie Lamport, Jill P. Mesirov, Chuu-lian Terng, Karen Uhlenbeck. as editor: Seminar on the Atiyah-Singer Index Theorem, Annals of Mathematical Studies, no. 4, Princeton Univ. Press, 1964 as author: A Global Formulation of the Lie Theory of Transformation Groups, Memoirs AMS 1957 The classification of G-Spaces, Memoirs AMS 1960 Foundations of Global Nonlinear Analysis, Benjamin 1968 The geometrization of physics, Tsinghua University Press 1981 Real algebraic differential topology, Publish or Perish 1981 with Chuu-Lian Terng: Critical point theory and submanifold geometry, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, vol.1353, Springer 1988 Richard Palais and Stephen Smale, A generalized Morse theory, Research Announcement, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 70, 165-172 R. Palais, Morse Theory on Hilbert Manifolds, Topology 2, 299-340.

R. Palais and Nonlinear Waves and Solitons, in The Princeton Companion to Mathematics, T. Gower Ed. Princeton Univ. Press 2008, 234-239 R. Palais, The Symmetries of Solitons, Bulletin. Amer. Math. Soc. New Series 34, No. 4, 339-403, R. Palais, The Visualization of Mathematics: Towards a Mathematical Exploratorium, Notices Amer. Math. Soc. 46, No. 6 (June–July 1999, R. Palais, A Simple Proof of the Banach Contraction Principle, The Journal for Fixed Point Theory and its Applications, 2 221–223, A nearly complete list of all papers authored or co-authored by Richard Palais is available for downloading as PDF files at Richard Palais at the Mathematics Genealogy Project Home page Curriculum Vitae Homepage of 3D-XplorMath, Mathematical Visualization software developed by R. Palais Interview with the TeX Users Group

Subramaniam Ramakrishnan

Subramaniam Ramakrishnan is an Indian polymer chemist, a professor at the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry and the designer at Macromolecular Design and Synthesis Group of Indian Institute of Science. He is known for his studies on design and synthesis of controlled polymer structures and is an elected fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research, awarded him the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, one of the highest Indian science awards, in 2005, for his contributions to chemical sciences. Subramaniam Ramakrishnan, born on 27 August 1960, graduated in chemistry from SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce of Mumbai University in 1980 and joined the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay to complete his master's degree in 1982. Moving to the US, he secured a PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1988, working under the guidance of J. C. W. Chien, did his post-doctoral studies at Corporate Research Laboratory of Exxon Research and Engineering Company, New Jersey during 1988–90.

Returning to India, he started his career at the Indian Institute of Science the same year as a lecturer where he heads the Macromolecular Design and Synthesis Group as the chief designer. During his tenure at IISc, he held the positions of an assistant professor and an associate professor before becoming a professor of the department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry in 2005. In between, he had two stints abroad, first as a visiting scientist at the University of Florida and the next, as a Philips Visiting Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. Prof. S. Ramakrishnan holding deputy director post at Indian Institute of Science. Ramakrishnan's researches are focused on the study of molecularly designed polymeric materials and the development of synthetic routes such as the transetherification route developed by his team for preparing segmented polyethylene oxide and their analogues to be used as solid polymer electrolytes, he is known to have succeeded in designing and synthesizing controlled polymer structures with predetermined properties.

His team has demonstrated that the physical properties of conjugated polymers can be modulated by tuning the average molecular conjugation length. He has documented his researches by way of chapters in books edited by others and as peer-reviewed articles. Ramakrishnan received the Bronze Medal of the Chemical Research Society of India and the MRSI Medal of the Material Research Society of India in 2002; the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research awarded him the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, one of the highest Indian science awards, in 2005 and he was elected as a fellow by the Indian Academy of Sciences in 2006. C. N. R. Rao

Release dove

A release dove called a white pigeon, is a domestic rock dove bred for small size and white coloration, released during events, such as public ceremonies and funerals. Most white doves are domesticated barbary doves. Albinism or other genetic anomalies that produce an white dove occur rarely in the wild since an all-white coloration would make these birds stand out in their natural habitats, leaving them vulnerable to predators. Although dove release businesses advertise that their birds will be able to safely return home, released doves are killed in accidents or by predators before they can return home. Trained white homing pigeons known as rock doves, properly released by a trained release coordinator can fly back to their homes if within a distance of 600 miles. Ring neck doves that are released into the wild and survive will starve to death; the pigeons bred for dove release services are bred for their color and small size, not for their homing abilities or flight speed, as a result, some birds are attacked by predators moments after they are released.

Some released birds become confused and are found injured or dead nearby their original release site. Since these are domesticated birds, they do not possess the instincts or skills to survive in the wild. Increased public awareness about animal cruelty, the influx of injured or lost release doves in animal shelters is decreasing the demand for release dove services; the release of doves is associated with the Genesis flood narrative. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, a similar flood narrative is present, where Utnapishtim sends out a dove that returns to his ship; the ritual of releasing doves in the Olympics originated in 1896. The doves in the 1896 Olympics were released as part of the closing ceremony; the ritual was altered to be purely symbolic after the doves released in the 1988 Seoul Olympics were burnt alive. The Vatican no longer engages in the releasing of doves after multiple occasions where released doves were attacked by predatory birds as onlookers watched; the notoriety of this event generated a public outcry for the Vatican to halt this practice.

The last occasion where doves were released by the Vatican occurred in 2014. Pope Francis released two birds that would not fly out of the window of the papal apartment and required several attempts to get the birds to fly out over a crowd of spectators; the two birds were attacked by a seagull and crow as spectators watched. A similar incident occurred just the year prior at an event where Pope Benedict XVI released doves during a Holocaust remembrance event; the doves were attacked with one dove being singled out and injured. Balloon release Sky lantern Professional White Dove Release Association - US, Great Britain National Pigeon Association American Racing Pigeon Union International Federation of American Homing Pigeon Fanciers National Pigeon Association Canadian Racing Pigeon Union The Canadian Pigeon Fanciers Association National White Dove Release Society

List of markets in Lagos

Markets in Lagos, offer a broad and diverse range of new, second-hand goods and merchandise for consumers. Notable markets in Lagos include: Alaba international market Ajah Market Balogun Market, Lagos Island Bar Beach Market Computer Village Èbúté Èrò Market, Lagos Island Ekpe Fish Market Ikotun Market Idumota Market Ita Faji Market Isale Eko Market, Lagos Island Jankarra Market, Lagos Island Ladipo Market Lekki Market Agboju Market Daleko Market Morocco I and II markets Mushin market Oyingbo Market Mile 12 Market Oniru New Market Fespar market Oshodi Market Rauf Aregbesola Market Téjúoshó Market Bayo Lawal. "Markets and Street Trading in Lagos". In Toyin Falola. Nigerian Cities. Africa World Press. ISBN 978-1-59221-169-2. Postcard of market at Ebute Ero, Lagos, ca.1920


Ragasthan is a three-day desert camping music festival held in November in Rajasthan, India. The festival provides an experience of camping in the deserts of Jaisalmer, combined with multiple genres of music played on four stages, art and various outdoor activities such as paintball, sand-surfing and zorbing. Music on the four main stages runs concurrently: the Morio stage features artists and acts from the pop and alternative rock genre. Festival founder Keith Menon first proposed the idea for a desert festival in 2008. Planning took time, the first Ragasthan Festival took place from November 16 to 18, 2012 at the Kanoi Dunes near the outskirts of the city of Jaisalmer Patrons were brought to the festival site on Ragasthan festival buses and invited to set up their own stalls at the nomad market, create art installations and jam with attending artists by campfires. Patrons stayed at the venue in Swiss Tents or set up tents. Single day passes were available. In 2012, Ragasthan was attended by about 6,000 fans over three days.

Ragasthan 2012 featured four music stages, one workshop zone, two film zones featuring selections from the Sci-Fi Film Festival, one adventure sports area, one flea-market zone, tented restaurants and bars, art installations and two camping zones. Activities like giant kite-flying, RC Plane flying, Turban-tying contests, sky-lanterns, etc. were held through the three days. Camel rides, camel carts and tractors were used as modes of transport within the festival premises. Drinking water and tea were provided for free to all patrons. In 2012 the festival was listed amon the top ten music festivals in India by Radio and Music magazine; the artist lineup featured more than 30 artist spread across various genres of music and varied nationalities. Visual artist Viktor Furiani and his team, Mosquito Masala performed video-mapped live projections at the Morio and Ammara stages for the three nights; because of a change in the timing of the festival from November to February, there was no 2013 festival.

In 2014 the festival included a variety of art installations. That year, the band Kabir Cafe played at the festival, as well as pianist Christophe Chassol