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Alabama Department of Transportation

The Department is organized into five geographic regions, with a Central Office located in Montgomery, AL. The Central Office is organized into the Office of the Transportation Director and the Office of the Chief Engineer; the five Region Engineers report to Deputy Director, Operations. The organization of the various bureaus and offices are designed to report to the director and the deputy directors, Chief Engineer, or the Assistant Chief Engineers; the Department has several boards and committees that operate either within a bureau or as a cooperative effort among several bureaus or regions. To provide a safe, environmentally sound intermodal transportation system for all users the taxpayers of Alabama. To facilitate economic and social development and prosperity through the efficient movement of people and goods and to facilitate intermodal connections within Alabama. ALDOT must demand excellence in transportation and be involved in promoting adequate funding to promote and maintain Alabama's transportation infrastructure.

North Region East Central Region Southeast Region Southwest Region West Central Region Alabama Statewide Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Brakes on Fatalities Motorcycle Safety Move Over Operation Lifesaver Safe Route to School School Bus Safety Teen Driver Safety Work Zone Safety Awareness Official website

Italian ice

Italian ice is a sweetened, finely granulated frozen dessert made with fruit or other natural or artificial food flavorings, similar to sorbet. Italian ice is similar to sorbet and snow cones, but differs from American-style sherbet in that it does not contain dairy or egg ingredients, it is derived from the Sicilian granita, a related dessert, brought by Italian immigrants to the United States. Common flavors include lemon, orange, blue raspberry, mango and blackberry, with numerous other flavors available. Finely granulated flavored ice is known as water ice in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Like Italian ice, water ice is derived from granita brought to Philadelphia by Italian immigrants. Though synonymous with Italian ice, Philadelphia area “water ice” has been described as a specific type of Italian ice originating in Philadelphia, or a "variation on the more broadly-accepted Italian ice." Except when made from fruit or fruit juice, Italian ice is defined in US law as a food of minimal nutritional value.

Cornetto, the Italian ice cream cone Granita, a Sicilian preparation made of frozen water and sometimes sugar Gelato, the Italian style of ice cream

Hassan Abbas

Hassan Abbas is a retired professional Syrian football midfielder who last played for Al-Karamah in the Syrian Premier League the top division in Syria. Abbas's career began in the youth system of Al-Karamah before starting his professional career with the senior team, he has won many trophies in his career including five Syrian Premier League titles, six Syrian Cups, one Super Cup and helped the club reach the final of the AFC Champions League for the first time. Al-Karamah were defeated 3–2 on aggregate in the final by Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors of the K-League. Three years he was a key factor in his side's first-ever accession to AFC Cup Final. Al-Karamah were defeated 2–1 in the final of the second most important association cup in Asia by Kuwait SC of the Kuwaiti Premier League. Abbas began his rise in the international scene at youth level and represented Syria at the 1994 AFC U-19 Championship that Syria won, he represented Syria at the 1995 FIFA U-20 World Cup. In addition, he competed with the senior team in the 1996 AFC Asian Cup and played again for Syria in the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification.

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Yonge baronets

The Yonge Baronetcy, of Culliton in the County of Devon, was a title in the Baronetage of England. It was created on 26 September 1661 for Member of Parliament, John Yonge, he was succeeded by the second Baronet. He was a Member of Parliament, his son, the third Baronet, sat in the House of Commons for more than a quarter of a century. On his death the title passed to the fourth Baronet, he was a politician and served as Secretary at War. He is remembered for his diaries, he was succeeded by the fifth Baronet. Like his father he served as Secretary at War and was Governor of the Cape Colony; the baronetcy became extinct on his death in 1812. Walter Yonge of Colyton, father of the first Baronet, was a lawyer and diarist, his great-great-grandfather John Yonge was an diplomat. Sir John Yonge, 1st Baronet Sir Walter Yonge, 2nd Baronet Sir Walter Yonge, 3rd Baronet Sir William Yonge, 4th Baronet Sir George Yonge, 5th Baronet Kidd, Williamson, David. Debrett's Baronetage. New York: St Martin's Press, 1990

Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid

Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid is the debut studio album by the American rock band Collective Soul. It was released on an indie label in Atlanta called Rising Storm Records in 1993; the track "Shine" gained the band attention thanks to college radio. They signed on with Atlantic Records and the album was released on CD in 1994 under the Atlantic label; the album's title is derived from the lyrics of Paul Simon's 1986 hit "You Can Call Me Al". The cover art is a modified version of the original logo for the 1979 broadway musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, with the razor replaced with a banner, the picture in color and just the man on the cover; the album's opening track, "Shine", would arguably become Collective Soul's biggest hit. Hints and Things Left Unsaid was recorded in a basement in 1992 as a promotional demo. Frontman Ed Roland hoped to sell the songs to a publishing company rather than form a band, he gave the demo to a small college radio station in Atlanta that began playing "Shine".

The track became their most requested song and the band was asked to perform some concerts for the station. Favoring an opportunity to perform a few shows with his brother, Roland agreed and regathered the demo's guitarist and drummer as well as his brother Dean; the attention gained by "Shine" catapulted the band to national stardom. They were soon picked up by Atlantic Records who wished to release the demo as the debut studio album of Collective Soul. In a 1995 interview, Roland elaborated on his mixed feelings regarding the situation: "It wasn't remixed, it was the same demo. Before we got signed we'd charted with'Shine.' Once we got signed I said,'We want to re-record. This is not a band recording.' But they said,'You're gonna lose momentum. You're looking at a three to five month process. So let's go with it and you can get your next record out quick.' We thought. We were sitting there with our eyes wide open."Consequently, Collective Soul would regard their self-titled 1995 studio album under Atlantic as the band's official debut.

Roland told Metal Edge, "It's so funny for people to compare the two. It's like comparing one band to another band. is our first record, flat out." Hints and Things Left Unsaid featured three singles, the most successful of, "Shine". Aside from radio popularity, the song had a music video which received heavy airplay on MTV. Collective Soul opened for Aerosmith during their Get a Grip Tour; the album gained overall positive reception from critics. It was given credit for its strong melodies but a less savory response regarding its apparent lack of originality. Of note was Collective Soul's more upbeat sound amidst their more angst, grunge-influenced contemporaries. Chuck Eddy of Entertainment Weekly gave a somewhat sarcastic review, describing the album as "bubble-gum grunge: an idea whose time has come." In The Village Voice, Robert Christgau was more negative, singling it out in Consumers Guide "Turkey Shoot" feature as a "Must to Avoid", an example of "...mediocre pseudoalternatives from every corner of this embittered, all too grateful land of ours."

All songs written by Ed Roland. Although Ed Roland has stated that the musicians on the recording Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid were different from Collective Soul's subsequent recordings, the following people are credited in its Atlantic reissue: Collective Soul Ed Roland – lead vocals, guitar Dean Roland – rhythm guitar Ross Childress – lead guitar, backing vocals Will Turpinbass, backing vocals Shane Evans – drumsAdditional musicians Matt Serletickeyboards and string arrangements on "Sister Don't Cry" and "Pretty Donna" Joe Randolph – guitar on "Goodnight, Good Guy", "Love Lifted Me" and "Scream" Melissa Ortega – solo violin on "Wasting Time"String ensemble Jun-Ching Lin – leader, violin I David Braitberg – violin II Paul Murphyviola Daniel Laufer – celloProduction Ed Roland – producer, engineer Matthew Serletic – producer, engineer, mastering Joe Randolph – producer Bill Richardson – executive producer Mike Childers – digital editing, artwork, DTP Mario Castellanos – photography

Spot Pond Archeological District

The Spot Pond Archeological District is a historic archaeological site near Spot Pond in Stoneham, Massachusetts. It is located in the Virginia Woods section of a state park; the district encompasses sites along Spot Pond Brook that were mill sites dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries. At its height, in the mid-19th century the Hayward Rubber Works was located in the area, giving it the name "Haywardville". One of the park's trails runs through the area, a park pamphlet provide a self-guided tour joining the major remnants of the industries that once flourished there; the district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. Industrial Eden: The Legacy of Haywardville Haywardville Historical Images National Register of Historic Places listings in Stoneham, Massachusetts National Register of Historic Places listings in Middlesex County, Massachusetts