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The Albanoi or Albani were an Illyrian tribe whose first historical account appears in a work of Ptolemy in addition to a town called Albanopolis located east of the Ionian sea, in modern-day Albania. Ptolemy's mention in 150 AD places them in the Roman province of Macedon in Epirus Nova 300 years after the Roman conquest of the region. Ptolemy himself makes no hint of their true ethnic identification, he does not clarify whether the citizens of Albanopolis were Illyrians, Macedonians or Thracians, all of which are distinct possibilities. However, from the names of places with which Albanopolis is connected, it appears to have been in the southern part of the Illyrian territory, in the center of modern Albania, an area inhabited by the Illyrians at the time, it is believed. While it has been identified with the Zgërdhesh hill-fort near Krujë in northern Albania, scholars believe the Illyrian settlement here seems to have been founded in the 7th or 6th century BC and flourished in the 4th and 3rd centuries, before being abandoned in the 2nd century BC, when the inhabitants moved to Durrës and Lezhë.

The first mention of Albanopolis in an inscription is on an ancient funerary stele at Scupi. Albanoi were mentioned in the History of Michael Attaliates around AD 1080; the revolt of the Albanoi against Constantinople dates the first written mention in Byzantine history, that refers to Albanians in an ethnic sense, around 1078, by the same Attaliates. The much mentioned Arbanon is to be the name of a district – the plain of the Mat has been suggested – rather than a particular place. An indication of movement from higher altitudes in a much earlier period has been detected in the distribution of place names ending in -esh, that appears to derive from the Latin -ensis, between the Shkumbin and the Mat rivers, with a concentration between Elbasan and Krujë, it is not certain if the ancient city of Albanopolis corresponds with the Arbanon of the 11th century AD, mentioned by the Byzantines nine centuries later. Albanopolis List of ancient tribes in Illyria Names of the Albanians and Albania Albania Illyrians History of Albania Origin of Albanians Zgërdhesh

Port of Ramsgate

The Port of Ramsgate is a harbour situated in Ramsgate, south-east England, serving cross-Channel freight traffic and smaller working and pleasure craft. It is run on behalf of the public by Thanet District Council. A car passenger ferry service to Ostend operated by TransEuropa Ferries was suspended in April 2013; the construction of Ramsgate Harbour began in 1749 and was completed in about 1850. The two most influential architects of the harbour were father and son John Shaw and John Shaw Jr, who designed the clockhouse, the obelisk, the lighthouse and the Jacob's Ladder steps; the harbour has the unique distinction of being the only harbour in the United Kingdom awarded the right to call itself a Royal Harbour. This was bestowed by King George IV after he was taken by the hospitality shown by the people of Ramsgate when he used the harbour to depart and return with the Royal Yacht Squadron in 1821; because of its proximity to mainland Europe, Ramsgate was a chief embarkation point both during the Napoleonic Wars and for the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940.

The ferry terminal area is built upon reclaimed land. Port Ramsgate provided cross-Channel crossings for many years, it is situated 35 miles from the French coast. Sally Ferries provided a service of passenger and car ferries to Dunkirk. Between November 1998 and April 2013 a predominantly freight service was provided to Ostend by TransEuropa Ferries. Passenger services were only available on certain crossings, only with vehicles. Ramsgate port has its own access tunnel avoiding town centre congestion. Hoverlloyd ran a crossing from Ramsgate Harbour to Calais Harbour from 6 April 1966 using small, passenger-only SR. N6 hovercraft; when the much larger SR. N4 craft, capable of carrying 30 vehicles and 254 passengers, were delivered in 1969, Hoverlloyd moved operations to a purpose built hoverport in Pegwell Bay, near Ramsgate; the Royal Harbour has a large marina based in the inner pool of the original harbour, with water levels controlled by lock gates containing 700 berths, although a number of other berths are available in the outer harbour, so can be accessed around the clock, rather than just either side of high tide when the gates open.

The marina has a number of facilities for sailors, including refuelling, utility hook-ups and amenity blocks. The lighthouse situated on the West harbour arm is 11m high; the lighthouse emits a continuous red light. It replaced an earlier lighthouse by Benjamin Dean Wyatt, poorly positioned and suffered damage from passing ships. Now powered by electricity it was lit by an oil lamp, with a fourth-order Fresnel lens. Carved in the stonework of the lighthouse are the words'PERFUGIAM MISERIS', which are translated as'refuge for those in need'. A lifeboat station was first established at Ramsgate Harbour in 1802 by the trustees of the harbour, predating the formation of any national lifeboat organisation by more than 20 years; the original was built by lifeboat pioneer Henry Greathead, in the same year that he was recognised by parliament for the lifeboat being "deemed a fit subject for national munificence". After a lapse in service between 1824 and 1851 a station was re-established by the trustees, with the lifeboat named in honour of the lifeboat sponsor, the Duke of Northumberland.

The new and prized boat had been built in accordance with the plans of a model, the prize-winner in the 1851 national competition for the best design for such a craft. In 1859 Jerimiah Walker, as a seaman of the lugger Petrel assisted in the rescue of the crew of the Spanish vessel Julia, which had become stranded off Ramsgate. For this assistance he was awarded a medal struck on the authority of Queen Isabella II of Spain, thus Walker is believed to be one of the few men to have received two separate medals issued by different heads of state. On New Year's Day 1861 an event at sea of considerable loss of life occurred with the wreck of the Guttenburg; as now, the most hazardous area around the Kent coastline for any navigator was the Goodwin Sands. In 1865, the lifeboat was taken over by the Board of Trade and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, was taken over by the RNLI, which runs the service to this day; the current lifeboat station, on the harbour wall between the inner and outer pools of the main harbour, opened in 1998 and services both an onshore lifeboat, the'Bob Turnbull' and offshore lifeboat, the'RNLB Esme Anderson'.

The Thanet Offshore Wind Project required the construction of a 280m quay for the assembly of wind turbines. Turbines for the London Array are maintained from an operations and maintenance base at the port. On 14 September 1994 there was a failure of a ship-to-shore structure for the transfer of foot passengers onto ferries, it collapsed in the early hours, causing the deaths of six people and injuring seven more. The investigation into the accident revealed that the same basic miscalculation had been made by both the designer and certifying organisation Lloyd's Register; the parties involved, including the client, Port Ramsgate, were prosecuted and fined a total of £1.7m, which at the time was the largest fine in the United Kingdom for a breach of health and safety laws. The Swedish firms refused to pay the £1m fine and as result pan-European law enforcement was changed in 2005; some local residents are concern

Jacob Scipio

Jacob Scipio is an English actor and writer from London. In 2020, he played lead villain Armando Armas Lowrey in the action comedy Bad Boys for Life, directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. In 2016, Jacob co-founded CPO Productions. In that time he has written and starred in "The Writers Group" and "Cowboys & Angels", short films that premiered at the Cannes Court Métrage and London screenings at the British Film Institute. Jacob's acting career started in television with leading roles in Some Girls, As the Bell Rings and White Teeth. Scipio attended St. Michael's Church of England Primary School in Highgate continued his studies at Fortismere School in Muswell Hill, going on to complete his education at the University of Essex where he was awarded with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Literature. Scipio's acting career began when he landed his first role at the age of 9 months in an episode of the Screen One series entitled Bambino Mio, playing the adopted son of Julie Walters.

Throughout his studies he continued to act, starring in a number of lead roles in television and theatre, including the Channel 4 adaptation of Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, where at aged 10 he played the roles of twin brothers ‘Millat’ and ‘Magid’. He continued to act, appearing in Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I as ‘Prince Chulalongkorn’ opposite Elaine Paige at the London Palladium, he is of Guyanese descent. In 2008, Jacob Scipio played the role of Bip in the second series of As the Bell Rings, his next role came in the form of the'Kerwhizzitor' in the popular CBeebies show Kerwhizz, where he hosts the show comments on the race. Scipio went on to star in the 2012 Life In My Shoes production Undefeated, a HIV awareness campaign, screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival in the Short Film Corner. In 2013 he played the role of'Tyler Blaine' in the second series of the hit BBC Three comedy Some Girls. Other roles include'Lewis' in CBBC's "Dixi", and'Thomas Hillmorton', a Shakespearean ghost in "Dani's Castle" which aired on 1 September 2015.

Which was released in 2014 Jacob voices the character Leo in the British version on Mattel's 2015 series of Bob the Builder. He has voiced commercially for brands including Coca-Cola, 7UP, Mars, Toyota and is the voice of the SYFY channel. Traducción de de:JosefinaKees

Trg od Oružja

Trg od Oružja is the main and the largest town square in Kotor, Montenegro. It hosts several stores, cafés, bakeries and pastry shops, as well as many important cultural-historical monuments, its name hails from Venetian times, when munitions were stored here. The Sea Gate or the West Gate is the main entrance to the Old Town of Kotor; the Gate is the biggest of the town's three gates. The Rector's Palace was built in the 17th century, it shores up the square's western side and is a part of the luxury Hotel Cattaro. The Napoleon's Theatre was one of the first theatres constructed in the Balkans and functioned as such until the late nineteenth century; the building itself was built in the 17th century and was turned into a theatre in 1810. During the 20th century, it functioned as the Town Hall, today it accommodates Hotel Cattaro's reception; the Clock Tower was built in the 17th century. It was built in Baroque style, while the northern and eastern facades were built in Gothic style. A reconstructed medieval pillory stands in front of the tower

Trevor van Riemsdyk

Trevor van Riemsdyk is an American professional ice hockey defenseman playing for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League. He won the Stanley Cup in his rookie season, with the Chicago Blackhawks. Van Riemsdyk played high school hockey for Christian Brothers Academy in New Jersey, he left the school before his senior year to play for the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs of the Eastern Junior Hockey League. Van Riemsdyk played college hockey with the University of New Hampshire in the NCAA Men's Division I Hockey East conference. In his sophomore year, van Riemsdyk's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the 2012–13 All-Hockey East First Team. On March 24, 2014, van Riemsdyk agreed to terms with the Chicago Blackhawks on a two-year, entry-level deal, he made his NHL debut on October 2014, against the Dallas Stars. On November 9, 2014, van Riemsdyk earned his first NHL point with an assist in a 5–2 victory over the San Jose Sharks. On February 25, 2015, van Riemsdyk was moved from the Blackhawks to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, after recovering from a fractured patella suffered on November 19.

Shortly after recovering, van Riemsdyk injured his wrist in April 2015 while playing for Rockford. He missed two months whilst rehabilitating. Van Riemsdyk was recalled by the Blackhawks on May 22, he made his playoff debut on June 8 in game three of the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals. Van Riemsdyk won his first Stanley Cup in his rookie season, as the Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. On July 7, 2015, van Riemsdyk signed a two-year contract extension to remain with the Blackhawks. In the 2015–16 season, on October 10, 2015, van Riemsdyk scored his first NHL career goal against Jean-François Bérubé of the New York Islanders. On April 23, 2016, van Riemsdyk scored his first NHL career playoff goal in Game 6 in the first round of the 2016 playoffs against the St. Louis Blues. Having been exposed by the Blackhawks at the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, van Riemsdyk was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights on June 21, 2017; the following day, he was traded by the Golden Knights along with a seventh-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

On July 5, 2018, he signed a two-year, $4.6 million contract extension with the Hurricanes. He is the younger brother of James van Riemsdyk. A third brother, Brendan van Riemsdyk, joined the University of New Hampshire program as a freshman forward in 2016–17. Biographical information and career statistics from, or, or, or The Internet Hockey Database

Postage stamps and postal history of the Åland Islands

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of The Åland Islands. The Åland Islands form an archipelago in the Baltic Sea, an autonomous, Swedish-language-speaking region of Finland; the first stamps of the Åland Islands were issued on 1 March 1984. List of people on stamps of the Aland Islands Postage stamps and postal history of Finland Fillips, Robert. Aland Spezial 2004. Kornwestheim: R. Fillips, 2004 ISBN 3928470175 172p. Helkio, Eero J. Ahvenanmaa - Postitoimipaikat ja leimat = Aland - Postanstalter och stamplar = Aaland Isles - Post offices and their cancellations, 1812-1982. Laiti: Oy Kaj Hellman Ltd, 1982 ISBN 9519940626 96p. Mattsén, Björn and Kaarlo Hirvikoski. Alandia: Ålands poststämplar med posthistoria = Ahvenanmaan postileimat ja postihistoriaa = Aaland Islands postal cancellations and postal history = Poststempel mit Postgeschichte Aalands. Helsinki: Suomen filatelistiliitto, 1991 ISBN 951-95522-7-8 152p. Posten Åland. Åland 1984-2012: frimärkskatalog = postimerkkiluettelo = stamp catalogue = Briefmarkenkatalog.

Mariehamn: Posten Åland, 2012 80p. Sarpaneva, Tom. Om varianter i Ålands frimärken: på svenska, auf Deutsch and in English. Helsinki: Tom Sarpaneva, 2003 74p. Official Åland Islands stamp catalogue. Posten Åland