Georges is a short novel by Alexandre Dumas, père set on the island of Mauritius, from 1810 to 1824. This novel is of particular interest to scholars because Dumas reused many of the ideas and plot devices later in The Count of Monte Cristo, and because race and racism are at the center of this novel, and this was a topic on which Dumas, despite his part-African ancestry, rarely wrote.Georges was first published in 1843. It has been republished in English as George; or, the Planter of the Isle of France.
The novel concerns the life of Georges, the son of a wealthy mulatto plantation owner named Munier, in the Isle de France (now Mauritius). While part-black, Georges appears to be very light-skinned, if not white. As a child, he witnesses an attempt by the British to gain control of the island. Because Georges' father is a mulatto, the other plantation owners refuse to fight alongside him. Instead, Georges' father leads the blacks and delivers a crushing blow against the invading forces. Refusing to acknowledge that a man of colour saved them, M. Malmedie and the other white plantation owners ignore the accomplishment.
Brontë Parrish (MacDowell), a horticulturalist and an environmentalist, enters into a sham marriage with Georges Fauré (Depardieu), an illegal alien from France, so he may obtain a green card. In turn, Brontë uses her fake marriage credentials to rent the apartment of her dreams. After moving in, to explain her spouse's absence, she tells the doorman and neighbors he is conducting musical research in Africa.
Contacted by the Immigration and Naturalization Service for an interview to determine if her marriage is legitimate, Brontë tracks down Georges, who is working as a waiter. Although the two have little time to get their facts straight, the agents who question them appear to be satisfied with their answers. But when one of the agents asks to use the bathroom and Georges directs him to a closet, their suspicions are aroused, and they schedule a full, formal interview to be conducted two days later at their office.
Transport's first two EPs and other songs including the single Sunday Driver were recorded by producer Guy Cooper on the Gold Coast.
The band has continued to record and perform independently of Kate Miller-Heidke, mainly at Brisbane venues but also on interstate tours and live radio broadcasts. The band's song Sunday Driver was downloaded a record 24,000 times from the website of youth radio network Triple J, and in Britain Stone Hearted has been aired on BBC Radio 1 and on Kerrang! Radio.
A transport is a device that handles a particular physical storage medium (such as magnetic tape, audio CD, CD-R, or other type of recordable media) itself, and extracts or records the information to and from the medium, to (and from) an outboard set of processing electronics that the transport is connected to.
A transport houses no electronics itself for encoding and decoding the information recorded to and from a certain format of media. It only extracts and records information to the media, as well as handling mechanical operations for accessing the media itself, such as playing or rewinding a tape, or accessing the tracks on a disc.
An example of a transport for a storage medium would be an audiophile-grade audio CD transport, which houses no D/A converter, unlike most ordinary audio CD players. Instead, the audio CD transport is connected to an external D/A converter via a coaxial (SPDIF) or optical (Toslink) digital audio connection to convert the digital audio information to analog for interfacing to most audio equipment.
A troopship (also troop ship or troop transport or trooper) is a ship used to carry soldiers, either in peacetime or wartime. Operationally, standard troopships – often drafted from commercial shipping fleets – cannot land troops directly on shore, typically loading and unloading at a seaport or onto smaller vessels, either tenders or barges.
Attack transports, a variant of ocean-going troopship adapted to transporting invasion forces ashore, carry their own fleet of landing craft. Landing ships beach themselves and bring their troops directly ashore.
Ships to transport troops were already used in Antiquity. Ancient Rome used the navis lusoria, a small vessel powered by rowers and sail, to move soldiers on the Rhine and Danube.
The modern troopship has as long a history as passenger ships do, as most maritime nations enlisted their support in military operations (either by leasing the vessels or by impressing them into service) when their normal naval forces were deemed insufficient for the task. In the 19th century, navies frequently chartered civilian ocean liners, and from the start of the 20th century painted them gray and added a degree of armament; their speed, originally intended to minimize passage time for civilian user, proved valuable for outrunning submarines and enemy surface cruisers in war. HMTOlympic even rammed and sank a U-boat during one of its wartime crossings. Individual liners capable of exceptionally high speed transited without escorts; smaller or older liners with poorer performance were protected by operating in convoys.
A gold rating has been given in the latest “teaching excellence” rankings to the same number of universities with low entry requirements as prestigious ones ... • Best universities in the UK ... Related articles ... ... ANALYSIS. From pints to public transport ... George Willoughby ... .
The CoC program integrates enhanced offender rehabilitation, including cognitive behavioral treatment, with post-release support services to address basic community needs of released individuals, including housing, transportation, food, clothing, and job placement assistance. GEO’s Executive Chairman, George C.
GeorgeNews / Cedar City News ... An Intermountain Life Flight helicopter crew later transported the semi driver to St. George RegionalHospital for treatment of unspecified injuries ... An Intermountain Life Flight helicopter crew prepares to transport a patient from the scene of a semi tractor-trailer crash in Parowan, Utah, Sept.
It warned that if HS2 were allowed to continue, it would eat up much of the government’s transport budget, “sucking billions of pounds out of the services which most people use, need and want” ... TRANSPORT ... , Transport Correspondent . ... GEORGE OSBORNE, MICHAEL ...
GEORGE — The child retrieving a soccer ball in the street and was struck by a vehicle Sunday evening has been identified by a family member who provided details of the youngster’s injuries and the efforts of the many responders and medical staff who likely saved her life ...George, Utah, Sept ... George News ... George ... George News on Monday ... George News.
Fewer than one in ten rooms in university cities are affordable to students on maintenance loans and grants, a report has found ...Related articles. ANALYSIS. From pints to public transport ... George Willoughby. and ... .
GEORGE — Utah transportation officials have been looking at the possibility of expanding passenger rail service between Salt Lake City and Las Vegas and have applied for a federal grant to fund a study surrounding the feasibility of such a project ...GeorgeNews ... George News in June ... George and on to Mesquite and Las Vegas ... George News ... George News.
The service will begin on October 1, according to Mwasalat, Oman’s national transport company ... “Choosing the bus service is notably more economical than booking a flight to the UAE, besides Mwasalat is a reliable transport company,” said George Mathew, another resident of Oman.