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Sancti Spíritus

(sängk`tē-spē`rēto͞os), city (1994 est. pop. 86,000), Sancti Spíritus prov., central Cuba, on the Yayabo River. It is the commercial and processing center of an area that raises sugarcane, tobacco, and cattle. Founded in 1514, the city was moved to its present site in 1522. It experienced several pirate attacks. During the 19th cent., it became one of Cuba's most aristocratic cities. Sancti Spíritus was the first important city to be captured by Fidel CastroCastro, Fidel
(Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz) , 1926–2016, Cuban revolutionary, premier of Cuba (1959–76), president of the Council of State and of the Council of Ministers (1976–2008).
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's guerrilla forces (late 1958). Declared a historic monument on its 450th anniversary, the city retains some of its colonial atmosphere; landmarks include a 16th-century bridge over the Yayabo River, a 16th-century church, and a theater dating back to 1839.
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La biblioteca de la Universidad de Sancti Spiritus "Jose Marti Perez" (BUNISS) trabaja por utilizar la gestion de informacion para alcanzar indicadores de satisfaccion adecuados.
En 1823 varios electores parroquiales presentaron una queja contra la junta electoral que tuvo lugar en la hacienda de Iguara, correspondiente a la Iglesia auxiliar de Arroyo Blanco, una de las parroquias rurales en que se dividio la jurisdiccion de Sancti Spiritus, en el centro de la isla.
Residents from the (http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/09/08/dangerous-hurricane-irma-bahamas/) northern coast were warned to expect abnormal tide levels between 5 and 10 feet, Cuban provinces of Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara, Matanzas and Havana were also included within the (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT1+shtml/091457.shtml) hurricane warning area.
Meteorologists warned that by Saturday morning scenes of far greater devastation were sure to emerge as Irma worked her way along the northern coast westward through Sancti Spiritus and Villa Clara provinces where it is forecast to turn northward toward Florida.
Roses 'Tables' compare the manuscripts' sanctoral cycle, apostles, feasts of Peter and Paul, and 'the contestation Qui sancti spiritus tui dono succensus in the Prague Sacramentary and the Gothic Missal', and Rose's detailed comparison concludes 'it is an eclectic composition, making use of the main contemporary sacramentaries' (as noted above), while disagreeing with Hammer and Dold and Eizenhofer's view of St Martin and the cult centre in Tours, rather choosing to explain his commemoration in the Masses, and identifies the 'evidence of exchange between Prague and Frankish Gaul' regarding Martin (p.
Sancti Spiritus is home to Cuba's oldest church, a food market with Cuban staples (black beans, rice and pork) and colourful buildings.
The ROR methodology is also applied to long term prediction of Anopheles mosquitoes larval densities (Oses et al., 2012d); besides, a long term-prognosis (1 year in advance) was done to obtain daily forecast of meteorological variables in Sancti Spiritus (Oses et al., 2014).