Algerian dinar

The dinar is the monetary currency of Algeria and it is subdivided into 100 centimes. Centimes are now obsolete due to their low value; the name "dinar" is derived from the Roman denarius. The Arabic word santeem comes from the French "centime", since Algeria was under French occupation from 1830 to 1962 The dinar was introduced on 1 April 1964, replacing the Algerian new franc at par. By 1980s, French inscriptions saw decline on these banknotes; the masses use the dinar as such, but the franc and the doro. In traditional selling places such as the vegetable market or in the case of street vendors, prices are displayed in francs, in more modern shops the prices are displayed in dinars but the franc is used in speech. In 1964, coins in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 centimes, 1 dinar were introduced, with the 1, 2 and 5 centimes struck in aluminium, the 10, 20 and 50 centimes in aluminium bronze and the 1 dinar in cupro-nickel; the obverses showed the emblem of Algeria, while the reverses carried the values in Eastern Arabic numerals.

In decades, coins were issued sporadically with various commemorative subjects. However, the 1 and 2 centimes were not struck again, whilst the 5, 10 and 20 centimes were last struck in the 1980s. In 1992, a new series of coins was introduced consisting of ​1⁄4, ​1⁄2, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dinars. A 200 dinar bi-metallic coin was issued in 2012 to commemorate Algeria's 50th anniversary of independence; the 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 dinar coins are bimetallic. Coins in general circulation are 5 dinars and higher. Following the massive inflation which accompanied the slow transition to a more capitalist economy during the late 1990s, the centime and fractional dinar coins have dropped out of general circulation, whilst the 1 and 2 dinar coins are used, as prices are rounded to the nearest 5 dinars. Nonetheless, prices are quoted in centimes in everyday speech; the first series of dinar banknotes issued in 1964 consisted of banknotes in denominations of 5-, 10-, 50- and 100 dinars. In 1970, 500 dinar banknotes were added, followed by 1000 dinars in 1992.

The 100 dinar note is being replaced by coins. 200, 500, 1000 dinar notes are in circulation. The 1998 dated 500 and 1000 dinar notes have an additional vertical holographic strip on obverse. Economy of Algeria

Põlva County

Põlva County, or Põlvamaa, is one of 15 counties of Estonia. It is situated in south-eastern part of the country and borders Tartu, Võru counties; the county shares a common border with Pskov Oblast of Russia. Long sections of the border with neighboring Russia have not yet been ratified by treaty, certain villages in Põlva County can only be reached by driving through Russian-controlled territory. 28,507 people live in Põlva County – constituting 2.3% of the total population in Estonia. The County Government is led by Governor, appointed by the Government of Estonia for a term of five years. Since 2007, the Governor position is held by Priit Sibul; the county is subdivided into municipalities. There are 3 rural municipalities in Põlva County. 27,028 people live in Põlva County – constituting 2.1% of the total population in Estonia. Official website

Lisa Nemec

Lisa Christina Nemec is a Croatian long-distance runner. Born and raised in the United States, where she competed for the Columbia University, Stublić moved to Croatia, her father's homeland, established herself as a leading long-distance athlete in the country, having set the Croatian records in 3000 meters steeplechase, 5000 meters, half marathon, marathon, she is the first Croatian marathon runner to qualify for the Olympic Games. She finished 52nd in the marathon at the 2012 Olympics. On 31 March 2016, Croatian-American marathon runner Lisa Nemec have been banned for doping for four years following an out-of-competition doping test taken in October 2015. Stublić was born on May 1984 in Waterbury, Connecticut, her father was born in Sisak, but emigrated to Germany at age 18 moved to California and to Connecticut. Her mother is an American of Italian descent; as a teenager, Stublić was not interested in running. In high school, Stublić had to pick a sport, but she disliked team sports, – after she quit swimming on her first training session – running was the last option left.

In her first race run on a 4-kilometer course, Stublić won two minutes ahead of the rest of the field. With no training, she became one of the top 10,000 m runners in her high school and qualified for the state championship, she set high school best time of 10:51 in 3200m. Among several college athletic scholarship offers, she chose Columbia University and moved to New York in 2002 to study music theory. At the Columbia University, Stublić started training in earnest for the first time, improved her 5000-meter results by two minutes in the first two years. In the third and fourth year of college, she switched from 5000 meters to 10,000 meters and steeplechase, she was a member of the women's cross country team that won conference championship titles in each of the four years she competed. Stublić's team qualified for the NCAA Nationals in cross country every year she ran for them, she earned the All-American honors once, in her senior year, placing 33rd. Despite her athletic achievements, at that time Stublić's primary interest was art – music and drawing – and she still saw running as little more than a hobby.

After graduating, Stublić lived in New York, working two jobs and began competing for New York Athletic Club. By late 2007, she was growing dissatisfied by her financial situation and the fact she could still not find a job as a professor of music. Feeling what she described as a "quarter-life crisis", she decided to move to Croatia for a couple of years and to learn Croatian. Stublić arrived in Croatia in January 2008, staying at first in Sisak moving to Zagreb in order to train at the Dinamo-Zrinjevac athletic club. During summer training with the club on Rogla, she met Slavko Petrović, Croatian record holder over 10,000 meters, winding down his athletic career and beginning his work as a coach at the AC Zagreb Ulix, she liked his methods and – dissatisfied with her status with Dinamo-Zrinjevac – decided to move to Zagreb Ulix and take Petrović as her coach. Petrović noticed that Stublić's slight build and running efficiency made her suited to competing over longer distances, rather than middle-distance events she had focused on.

In particular, Stublić had started to develop back problems, caused by the strain of running 3000 meters steeplechase, her favorite event. At first, she was reserved towards Petrović's suggestion to try the marathon. Still, in December 2008, after only three and a half months of work with her new coach, she set a national record in half marathon, she was convinced only when she tried to run for three straight hours in a training session, found that it was not as difficult or tedious as she expected. The top Croatian female distance runner by the end of 2008, having set the season's best marks in 3000 meters, 3000 meters steeplechase, 5000 meters, 10,000 meters and half marathon, Stublić made an agreement with her coach to maintain the focus on the track events in 2009, but to start preparing for the marathon in the autumn of 2009, with the goal of qualifying for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London; the 2009 season was successful for Stublić, as she topped the national year rankings in the same five events again, setting national records over 3000 meters steeplechase and 5000 meters in the process.

After a year of preparation, Stublić made her marathon debut at the 2010 Berlin Marathon. She placed ninth with the time of 2:33:42, well within the Olympic A standard of 2:37, her fast time came as a surprise including Stublić herself. Her Berlin marathon not only beat the 21-year-old Croatian record by nearly six minutes, but was the fastest marathon run by any Croatian athlete in 2010, including men. On April 10, 2011, less than a month after placing fourth at the City-Pier-City Loop half marathon in The Hague with a new national record, Stublić competed at the Linz Marathon, she won her second marathon race, clocking 2:30:46, ten minutes ahead of the rest of the women's field, nearly three minutes faster than her previous personal best and national record. Her time qualified her for the 2012 Summer Olympics, making her the first Croatian marathon runner to qualify for the Olympic Games. On August 27, 2011 Stublić competed in the marathon at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, Korea.

It was her first major championships and only the third marathon race of her career. She placed 27th with the time of 2:36:41 slower than her personal best set earlier in the year, but still within her pre-race expectations, she won the 2012 Vidovdan 10K in Bosnia by a margin of a minute. She improved her best in the half marathon twice in 2012, first running 72