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British Columbia Highway 99

Highway 99 known as the Fraser Delta Thruway south of Vancouver, the Sea to Sky Highway, the Squamish Highway, or Whistler Highway north of Vancouver, is the major north–south artery running through the Greater Vancouver area of British Columbia from the U. S. border, up Howe Sound through the Sea to Sky Country to Lillooet, connecting to Highway 97 just north of Cache Creek. The number of this highway is derived from the old U. S. Route 99, with which the highway connected; the highway connects with Interstate 5 at the international border. The total length of Highway 99 from the U. S. border to the Highway 97 junction is 409 kilometres. In 2006 the UK's The Guardian newspaper listed the Sea to Sky as the fifth best road trip worldwide. In the south, Highway 99 begins at the British Columbia – Washington State border crossing at Douglas, on the Canadian side of Peace Arch Park, as a continuation of Interstate 5; the highway begins with a four-lane freeway configuration. Highway 99 travels through Surrey 12 kilometres due northwest from the border, through four interchanges, turns west for 4 kilometres before reaching the junction with Highway 91, marking the highway's entry into the City of Delta.

Four km west, Highway 99 reaches its junction with Ladner Trunk Road. Eight km north, Highway 99 reaches a junction with Highway 17A. Another 2 kilometres northwest, Highway 99 crosses into Richmond through the George Massey Tunnel known as the Deas Tunnel or Deas Island Tunnel. From Surrey to Delta, the speed limit is 100 kilometres per hour. Through Richmond, Highway 99 travels 7 kilometres north from the Steveston Highway interchange, at the north mouth of the tunnel, to a junction which connects to the Westminster Highway, Knight Street, western end of Highway 91. Another 4 kilometres northwest, the southern freeway section of Highway 99 ends as the highway crosses the North Arm of the Fraser River, over the Oak Street Bridge, into Vancouver; the 30-kilometre long route through Vancouver's city streets starts off going north on Oak Street to the intersection with West 70th Avenue. Highway 99 goes west on West 70th Avenue, north along Granville Street for 7 kilometres, 41st Avenue is used as an alternate signed connection between Granville and Oak Streets.

It crosses over False Creek into the downtown core. Highway 99 north goes through the downtown area by way of Seymour Street and Georgia Street, through Stanley Park, over the Lions Gate Bridge into West Vancouver at Marine Drive. In West Vancouver, Highway 99 goes west on Marine Drive and north on Taylor Way, to Highway 1. Highway 99 shares the Upper Levels Highway with Highway 1 for 12 kilometres west, diverging from Highway 1 near the BC Ferries terminal at Horseshoe Bay; the "Sea to Sky Highway" is the name given to the section of Highway 99 from Horseshoe Bay to Pemberton. From Horseshoe Bay, the highway travels along the coast of Howe Sound, it continues for 12 km to Lions Bay, north for another 21 km, crossing into the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District en route to Britannia Beach, north for 11 km to Squamish, at the head of Howe Sound. From Squamish, it continues north for another 58 km to Whistler, to Pemberton 32 km where the Sea-to-Sky Highway ends and Duffey Lake Road begins; this section of road parallels several rivers and water bodies, including the Squamish River, the Cheakamus River, Daisy Lake, which flow south toward Howe Sound.

In Whistler, near Alta Lake, the road crosses a watershed, north of this point, the road follows the Green River and Lillooet River which flow north and east toward Lillooet Lake, towards the Fraser River. After passing Lillooet Lake, the highway climbs a steep grade to Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, shortly after passes through Cayoosh Pass, the highest point on the highway at 1,275 m. East of the pass the road follows the course of Cayoosh Creek as it traverses the southern base of Mount Rohr and skirts Duffey Lake Provincial Park; as Duffey Lake Road, after winding 99 km northeast in steep mountains where sometimes the speed limit is 30 km/h, Highway 99 reaches the junction with Highway 12 at Lillooet, goes northeast for another 75 km to its northern terminus at its junction with Highway 97, just north of Cache Creek and just south of Clinton. The speed limit of the Sea-to-Sky Highway ranges from 80 to 100 km/h with 60 km/h sections in Lions Bay, Britannia Beach and parts of Squamish; this highway received the "99" designation, matching U.

S. Route 99, in 1942 after completion of the King George VI Highway to the U. S. border. It shared an alignment with Highway 1 from Surrey to Vancouver via the Pattullo Bridge and Kingsway; the current freeway alignment of Highway 99 between 8th Avenue in South Surrey and the North Arm of the Fraser River opened in 1962 as Hwy. 99 and was called the Deas Throughway. Between 1964 and 1973, the freeway alignment of Highway 99 was designated Highway 499; the Oak Street Bridge was built in 1957 to cross the North Arm Fraser River, the Deas Island Tunnel was built 1957–59 to cross the Fraser River. Tolls were collected at the crossings until April 1, 1963; the four-lane, 35-kilometre freeway between the tunnel and the American border was opened on May 29, 1962, by Premier W. A. C. Bennett and Washington Governor Albert D. Rosellini, it was funded by the provincial government. In 1957, the northern end of Highway 99 was moved fro

Tracker (2011 film)

Tracker is a 2011 British–New Zealand action-thriller film directed by Ian Sharp and starring Ray Winstone and Temuera Morrison. It is set in 1903 New Zealand. Arjan van Diemen is a renowned Afrikaner commando leader of the Second Boer War, a master tracker. After the end of the war, after the defeat by the British, he emigrates from South Africa to Auckland in the British colony of New Zealand, but is recognised by Sergeant-Major Saunders, a British soldier who fought in the Second Boer War, is arrested upon entry; however Major Carlysle a British Boer War veteran, now the officer in charge of the British garrison in Auckland, respects van Diemen as a former opponent and releases him. Meanwhile, Kereama, a Maori harpooner on a whaling ship, sleeps with a prostitute in an army stable. A drunk Sergeant-Major Saunders arrives with two of his comrades expresses his anger at the Maori coupling with "pure British women", he and his comrades beat and taunt Kereama, who fights back. Saunders evades responsibility by blaming Kereama.

Kereama knows that he runs. After Saunders convinces a sceptical Major Carlysle of Kereama's guilt, Carlysle with Bryce, a civilian tracker, a posse of soldiers pursues Kereama. Carlysle offers him a substantial reward to help them. Van Diemen surprises and captures Kereama. Kereama persistently protests his innocence of the murder of the soldier as van Diemen takes him back, says he will not have a fair trial. However, notwithstanding their common traumas at the hands of the British, van Diemen refuses to release Kereama and they make their way back across the New Zealand landscape heading for the British garrison and the prisoner’s certain execution; the filmmakers describe the story's background as follows: The Second Boer War, a conflict between the British Empire and the two independent Boer republics in South Africa, lasted from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902. With the British in nominal control of the republics by 1901, the Boer farmers adopted guerrilla warfare tactics: strike fast and hard causing as much damage to the enemy as possible, withdraw and vanish before enemy reinforcements could arrive.

This strategy proved effective and the British were forced to revise their own tactics. The British retaliated with a "Scorched Earth" policy; as British troops swept the countryside, they systematically destroyed crops, burned homesteads and farms, poisoned wells and interned Boer women and children in concentration camps. In the aftermath, many of the defeated Boers were unable to return to their farms at all. Thus, many drifted to the far corners of the empire, in search of a new home... The cast consists of New Zealand actors. Ray Winstone as Arjan van Diemen Temuera Morrison as Kereama Gareth Reeves as Major Pritchard Carlysle Mark Mitchinson as Sergeant-Major Saunders Dan Musgrove as Private Rennick Andy Anderson as Bryce Mick Rose as Sergeant Leybourne Jodie Hillock as Lucy Jed Brophy as Corporal Barker Director: Ian Sharp Writer: Nicolas Van Pallandt The film is a co-production of the UK Film Council and New Zealand Film Commission, it was shot around the Queenstown lakes area of South Island.

Tracker opened in the UK on 22 April 2011. The film went to DVD in June 2011, distributed internationally by Kaleidoscope Entertainment. Tracker made official selection for the Valencia film festivals. Official website Tracker on IMDb Tracker at Rotten Tomatoes

Hughes Bluff

Hughes Bluff is a conspicuous rock and ice bluff, 310 metres high, along the south side of David Glacier, 6 nautical miles west of Cape Reynolds, in Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U. S. Navy tricamera aerial photography, 1957–62, was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Garrett A. Hughes, a United States Antarctic Research Program researcher at McMurdo Station in 1966; this article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Hughes Bluff"

Kofi Brako

Kofi Brako is a Ghanaian politician and member of the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana representing the Tema Central Constituency in the Greater Accra Region on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party. Brako was born on 11 September 1959, he hails from Akyem Bieni in the Eastern Region of Ghana. He obtained his Diploma in Freight Forwarding from Zurich, Switzerland in 2013. Prior to entering politics, Brako was the Chief Executive Officer of Teamwork Freight Services in Tema. Brako entered parliament on 7 January 2013 on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party representing the Tema Central Constituency. Out of the 41,581 valid votes cast, he polled 28,334 votes to win the seat, he was re-elected in 2016 to remain in parliament for another four -year term. In parliament, he has served on various committees. Brako is married with four children, he identifies as a Christian and a member of the Church of the Latter Day Saints

National Registry of Identification and Civil Status

The National Registry of Identification and Civil Status is an autonomous constitutional body of the State of Peru. Its role is to maintain the records of births, marriages and deaths in the country, as well as of the suffrage eligibility and registration, its headquarters are in downtown Lima. While RENIEC is a created entity, its roots can be traced to the Viceroyalty of Peru, in which the Catholic Church kept records of all people born within the territory. With the Independence of the country, the Registry System was created, which depended on what today is the National Jury of Elections. Following the self-coup by Alberto Fujimori, the new Constitution of 1993 created the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status, to complement the National Jury of Elections and the National Office of Electoral Processes. Planning, directing and rationalizing the registrations of its competence. National Chief National Sub-Chief General Secretariat Management Sub-Management Regionales Chiefs Departmental Chiefs Registration of births, divorces and other events modifying the civil status.

Preparing and updating the roster of eligible voters. Provide the other electoral authorities any information needed for their functions. Updating the identification registry and emitting documents accrediting identity. RENIEC claims to be technologically most advanced than its counterparts in Latin America and than most in the European Union, in identification and civil status registration. A Peruvian consulate abroad, using special codes, can identify a Peruvian citizen by several features available to them. Elections in Peru RENIEC Official site

460 BC

Year 460 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Sabinus; the denomination 460 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years. Egypt revolts against Persian rule; the Egyptian leader, asks Athens for assistance, willingly provided as Athens has plans to trade with and colonise Egypt. A force of 200 Athenian triremes, campaigning in Cyprus, is ordered to Egypt to render assistance. Achaemenes, Persian satrap of Egypt, is defeated and slain in a battle at Papremis, on the banks of the Nile River, by Egyptian forces; the construction of the ceremonial complex of Apadana in Persepolis is completed. The First Peloponnesian War breaks out between the Delian League and a Peloponnesian alliance, caused in part by Athens' alliance with Megara and Argos and the subsequent reaction of Sparta; the Athenians have built long walls for the Megarans to their port at Nisaea, thereby earning the enmity of Megara's old rival Corinth.

Argos rises against Sparta. Athens supports Thessaly; the small force, sent by Sparta to quell the uprising in Argos is defeated by a joint Athenian and Argos force at Oenoe. Conflicts arise between the Roman plebeians. There is a revolt by Rome's slaves. During the revolt, the Campidoglio is held by the slaves for a lengthy period, along with the most important temples of Rome, it is during this revolt. The revolt only ends with the arrival of an army from Tusculum, led by Tusculan dictator Lucius Mamilius. Meanwhile, Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus is appointed as consul to replace Publicola. Ducetius, a Hellenised leader of the Siculi, an ancient people of Sicily, takes advantage of the confusion that follows the collapse of the tyranny in Syracuse and other Sicilian states. With the support of the Syracusan democracy, he drives out the colonists of the former tyrant Hieron from Catana and restores it to its original inhabitants. Polygnotos of Thasos decorates the Painted Stoa, on the north side of Ancient Agora of Athens.

The construction of a sculpture of a Young Warrior is begun and completed ten years later. It is now preserved at Reggio Calabria, Italy; the sculpture Apollo with battling Lapiths and centaurs is built on the west pediment of the Temple of Zeus in Olympia. Only fragments are today preserved at the Archaeological museum in Olympia. A metope relief of Athena and Atlas are made on a frieze in the Temple of Zeus in Olympia, it is now preserved at the Archaeological museum in Olympia. A statue of Apollo is cast, of which today remains one leg, preserved at the Louvre, the head, known as the Chatsworth Head, preserved at the British Museum. Democritus of Abdera, Greek philosopher Hippocrates of Cos, Greek physician Epicharmus, Greek poet Panini, Hindu Indian grammarian Themistocles, Athenian politician and naval strategist Achaemenes, Persian satrap of Egypt Publius Valerius Publicola, Roman consul