The Créole was launched on 8 June 1940 at Le Havre. To avoid capture by the advancing German armies, the Créole, still unfinished, was towed to La Pallice, and on 18 June she was taken in tow from La Pallice to Swansea. On 1 July 1940, she was taken in British custody during Operation Catapult.
The Créole was completed after the war and commissioned in the French Navy on 1 April 1949. Her silhouette was departed from the pre-war design, with a modified sail and a schnorchel.
The Allmusic review by Tim Sheridan awarded the album 3 stars stating "Celebrating the Caribbean spirit through bold rhythms and atonal experiment, this disc is for the most part an intriguing effort. While the "noodling" is not for everyone's taste, there are many beautiful moments throughout.".
"Blue Muse" (Irving, Murray) - 8:59
"Evidence" (Murray) - 5:58
"One World Family" (Awadi, Barry, Gaye, Murray) - 8:42
"Gallery" is a song by artist Mario Vazquez. It was written by Shaffer Smith, Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermanson. Smith (better known as Ne-Yo) also co-produced the vocals on the track, and was one of the most added records at Rhythm radio stations across the United States on its first week out. The track was sent out to Top 40 radio on April 17, 2006 and was made available through all digital retailers as a single release on May 2, 2006. Both English and Spanglish (macaronic) versions of "Gallery" are currently on radio and are released digitally. The music video was released on May 30, 2006. The single has managed to peak at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100, but has managed to fare better on the Billboard Pop 100, peaking at number fifteen. It has also debuted at number 49 on the Australian ARIA Top 100.
An adit (from Latin aditus, entrance) is an entrance to an underground mine which is horizontal or nearly horizontal, by which the mine can be entered, drained of water, ventilated, and minerals extracted at the lowest convenient level. Adits are also used to explore for mineral veins.
Adits are driven into the side of a hill or mountain, and are often used when an ore body is located inside the mountain but above the adjacent valley floor or coastal plain. In cases where the mineral vein outcrops at the surface, the adit may follow the lode or vein until it is worked out, in this case the adit is rarely straight. The use of adits for the extraction of ore is generally called drift mining.
Adits can only be driven into a mine where the local topography permits. There will be no opportunity to drive an adit to a mine situated on a large flat plain, for instance. Also if the ground is weak, the cost of shoring up a long adit may outweigh its possible advantages.