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Assab

Assab or Aseb is a port city in the Southern Red Sea Region of Eritrea. It is situated on the west coast of the Red Sea. Languages spoken in Assab are predominantly Afar and Arabic. Assab is known for its large market and nightlife, it is served by the Assab International Airport. In 1989, Assab had a population of 39,600 inhabitants, it possessed an oil refinery, shut down in 1997 for economic reasons. Until 1998, Ethiopia used Assab as port to process 2/3rd of its trade with the world. Since and due to closed borders between Eritrea and Ethiopia, both the port and the port town lost most of their relevance. In 2005, an estimate placed the population of Assab at 20,222 inhabitants. In 2008, following a border dispute with neighbouring Djibouti and an unsafe border between both parties, which saw forces from Qatar acting as mediators in a buffer zone, the role of Assab diminished further. Nearby is the site of the ancient city of Arsinoe. Assab has the typical hot desert climate of the Danakil Region.

The city’s climate is arid and hot, with an low average annual rainfall of 40 mm. Assab experiences high temperatures during both the day and the night, with the annual mean average temperature approaching 31 °C. In 1869 it was bought by the Rubattino Shipping Company of Italy from the local Sultan; this laid the foundations for the formation of the colony of Italian Eritrea which became the independent country of Eritrea. The port facilities were expanded in the early 1990s, with the construction of the new terminal, but the port has declined since trade with Ethiopia was terminated in 1998 as a consequence of the Eritrean-Ethiopian War; the United Arab Emirates uses the port and airport for logistics, as a detention center. "Assab". New International Encyclopedia. 1905

Chu Yimin

Chu Yimin is a retired general of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. He was the inaugural Political Commissar of the Northern Theater Command, served as Political Commissar of the Shenyang Military Region. Chu Yimin was born in July 1953 in Jiangsu Province, he joined the PLA in 1969, the Communist Party of China in December 1972. He served in the Xinjiang Military District and Nanjing Military Region, became Political Commissar of the Shenyang Military Region in 2010, he attained the rank of major general in July 2003, lieutenant general in July 2008, full general in July 2014. Chu was an alternate member of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, a full member of the 18th Central Committee

John Feary

John Feary was a British landscape painter. Feary obtained a premium from the Society of Arts in 1766, for artists under age 21, it was for a drawing from the Duke of Richmond's gallery. In 1776 he was awarded a large silver pallet for a landscape, he was a pupil of Richard Wilson. His landscapes were neatly finished, he was employed to paint views of the parks and mansions of the nobility and gentry, some of which have been engraved. In 1784 he made a tour of Derbyshire. Feary first appeared as an exhibitor with the Free Society of Artists in 1770, sending A View from Maise Hill in Greenwich Park, A View of a Storm breaking from the Surrey side of Westminster Bridge. In 1772 he exhibited at the Royal Academy, with A View of Clapham Common, taken from the North Side, he was a frequent contributor up to 1788. In the year of his death, he exhibited there A View of Devonshire. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Stephen, Leslie, ed.. "Feary, John".

Dictionary of National Biography. 18. London: Smith, Elder & Co

2017 Kremlin World Cup

The 2017 Kremlin World Cup was a professional pool tournament in the discipline Ten-ball, held from 18-23 September 2017 in Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia. The winner was David Alcaide, who defeated the defending champion in the final Alexander Kazakis 9-6. Nick van den Berg and Eklent Kaçi were defeated semi-finalists; the event featured 101 participants competing first in a Double-elimination tournament. When there are 32 players remaining, the tournament progressed to a single-elimination tournament; the event was contested as race with the final as a race to 9 racks. The event was played as winner breaks. Below is the single elimination round from the last 32 stage onwards. 2017 Kremlin World Cup at azbilliards.com

Škoda Felicia Kit Car

Škoda Felicia Kit Car was the successor to successful racing version of the Škoda Felicia. Its engine was based on serial engine with improved suction and new exhaust and with different cylinders and bigger stroke; the only disadvantage was two valve technology, so Škoda Motorsport asked the FIA for change in regulations so they could improve their engines. They were able to build more powerful engines. Škoda Felicia Kit Car was available in three versions - 1,3l, 1,5l and 1,6l, that produced 108 kW at 7800 rpm. In mid-1995 it was replaced by an engine 115 kW at 7000 rpm and until 1996 its performance was increased to 122 kW at 7500 rpm. At the end of 1996 it was replaced by an engine 128 kW at 8000 rpm, they were combined with 6-speed H-shift transmissions. 48 Felicia Kit Cars were built in Škoda Motorsport factory, some of them are still active now. The premiere of Felicia Kit Car was on Rally Sweden in 1995. After many retirements and some good results in 1995 Škoda unified the engine to 1500 cc.

The most successful year for Škoda Felicia Kit Car was in 1996. Škoda Motorsport used VW 1,6 l 8V engine. The result was only 3rd place in 1996 World Rally Championship in F2 class, but they were fighting for the title the whole season with Seat; the unravelling came on the last rally of the season, the RAC, where after big misfortune Škoda lost their chance for victory. 1997 was the last year for Felicia, where in Rally of Finland came the successor, the Octavia Kit car

Butlin's Clacton

Butlin's Clacton was a holiday camp located on Clacton-on-Sea in England. It opened in 1938 and closed in 1983. Clacton-on-Sea is the largest town on the Tendring Peninsula in Essex and was founded in 1871, it is a seaside resort that attracted many tourists in the summer months between the 1950s and 1970s, but like many other British seaside resorts went into decline as a holiday destination since holidays abroad became more affordable. In 1936 Billy Butlin made moves to create a new holiday camp there, by buying and refurbishing the West Clacton Estate, an amusement park to the west of the town. After gaining the support of the local council, construction began and the camp opened on 11 June 1938. During the War years, all the Butlin's camps were requisitioned by the Government. Clacton was planned to be used as a POW camp, but it was spared this indignity and was used as a training site for the pioneer corps; however during its occupation, the camp suffered significant damage and substantial repairs had to be carried out to put the camp back into operation.

It reopened to the public in 1946. In 1972, the Butlin's organisation was bought by the Rank Group; the Clacton camp was open until 1983 when due to package holidays and changing tastes, the holiday camp was closed and sold to a group of former departmental managers at the camp who reopened it as a short-lived theme park called Atlas Park. Atlas Park only lasted a year and the land was sold and redeveloped with housing