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Central Bohemian Region

The Central Bohemian Region is an administrative unit of the Czech Republic, located in the central part of its historical region of Bohemia. Its administrative centre is in the Czech capital Prague. However, the city is a region of its own; the Central Bohemian Region is in the centre of Bohemia. In terms of area, it is the largest region in the Czech Republic, with 11,014 km² 14% of the total area of the country, it surrounds the country's capital and borders Liberec Region, Hradec Králové Region, Pardubice Region, Vysočina Region, South Bohemian Region, Plzeň Region and Ústí nad Labem Region. The Central Bohemian Region is divided into 12 districts: Příbram District is the region’s largest district in terms of area, while Prague-West District is the smallest one. In 2019, the region counted in total 1,144 municipalities where of 26 were municipalities with a delegated municipal office. 1,028 municipalities had less than 2,000 inhabitants and they accounted for 41% of the total population of the region.

82 municipalities had a status of town. With an area of 11,014 km², the Central Bohemian Region is the largest region of the Czech Republic, occupying 14% of its total area; the region has diversified terrain. The highest point of the region is located on Tok hill in Brdy Highlands in the south-eastern part of the region; the lowest point of the region is situated on the water surface of the Elbe River near Dolní Beřkovice. The region is divided into two landscape types; the north-eastern part is formed by the Polabí lowlands with a high share of land being used for agricultural purposes and deciduous forests. The south-western part of the region is hilly with mixed forests. Important rivers in the region are Elbe, Berounka, Jizera and Sázava. On the Vltava river, a series of nine dams was constructed throughout the 20th century; the agricultural land accounts for 83.5% of all land in the region, which 11p.p. More than the national average; the highest share of the agricultural land can be found in Polabí in Kolín and Nymburk districts.

There are a number of landscape parks located in the region. Křivoklátsko is the largest and most important landscape park in the region, being at the same time a UNESCO Biosphere Reservation. Another remarkable area is the Bohemian Karst, the largest karst area in the Czech republic, where the Koněprusy Caves are located. A large part of Kokořínsko Landscape Park is situated in the Central Bohemian Region; as of January 1, 2019 the Central Bohemian Region had 1,369,332 inhabitants and was the most populous region in the country. About 53 % of the inhabitants lived in cities; this is the lowest proportion among the regions of the Czech Republic. Since the second half of the 1990s the areas surrounding Prague have been influenced by suburbanization. High numbers of young people have moved to the region and since 2006 the region has been experiencing a natural population growth. In 2019, the average age in the region was 41.2 years, the lowest number among the regions in the Czech Republic. The table shows cities and towns in the region that had more than 10,000 inhabitants: In 2010, the regional GDP per capita was 89.9% of the national average, the third highest among the regions of the Czech Republic.

Six out of ten employees in the region work in the tertiary sector and the share of this sector on the total employment has been increasing over time. On the other hand, the share of primary and secondary sector has been decreasing; the unemployment rate in the region is in the long-term lower than the national average. As of December 31, 2012 the registered unemployment rate was 7.07%. However, there were considerable differences in the unemployment rate within the region; the lowest unemployment rate was in Prague-East District while the highest in Příbram District. The average wage in the region in 2012 was CZK 24,749; the most important branches of industry in the region are mechanical engineering, chemical industry and food industry. Other significant industries are glass production and printing. On the other hand, some traditional industries such as steel industry, leather manufacturing and coal mining have been declining in the recent period. In 2006, 237 industrial companies with 100 or more employees were active in the region.

A car manufacturer ŠKODA AUTO a.s. Mladá Boleslav became a company of nationwide importance. Another car manufacturer, active in the region is TPCA Czech, s.r.o. in Kolín. The north-eastern part of the region has favourable conditions for agriculture; the agriculture in the region is oriented in crop farming, namely the production of wheat, sugar beet and in suburban areas fruit farming, vegetable growing and floriculture. Since the beginning of the 1990s the employment in agriculture and fishing has been decreasing; the region has an advantageous position thanks to its proximity to the capital. A significant proportion of region's population commutes daily to schools. Compared to other regions, the Central Bohemian region has the densest transport network; the roads and railways connecting the capital with other regions all cross the Central Bohemian region. Central Bohemia official tourist board is based in Husova street 156/21 Prague 1 Old Town; the official website of Central bohemia is www.centralbohemia.eu.

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Collofino

Josef Feinhals, aka Collofino, was a German cigar and cigarette maker, patron of the arts, writer from Cologne. Under his pseudonym, he wrote an 1,100-page scatological collection, he was assisted Hesse in some of his projects. His pseudonym, Collofino, is Italian for "slender neck", an approximate translation of his real name, "Feinhals". Feinhals is praised as an important supporter of the expressionist movement in the Rhineland, having contributed to the 1906 Art Exhibit in Cologne, his company supported individual artists, such as his friend, the poet Johannes Theodor Kuhlemann, who had worked for eight years in Feinhals's "tobacco museum." Kuhlemann subsequently wrote a book on tobacco, Vom Tabak, which Feinhals published in 1936. Feinhals was a friend of Hermann Hesse, who had stayed in his Marienburg villa in 1914. Hesse made a number of references to him and the antiquarian anecdotes he had collected in Die Geschichten des Collofino, a book published in 1918. In Hesse's short story "Journey to the East," the character "Collofino der Rauchzauberer" is based on Feinhals.

In turn, Feinhals helped Hesse with translating German passages into Latin for Hesse's magnum opus, The Glass Bead Game, for which he is thanked and named as "Collof." Die Geschichten des Collofino is a collection of observations. Published by the author and printed by Dumont Schauberg in Cologne, the book is rare. Non Olet published in 1939 under the pseudonym Collofino, is a "rare eccentric compilation on scatology and smoking, with songs and verse." The "thousand page compendium and discussion" is representative of what has been called "a strong anal component in national character." The book contains anecdotes and observations, a number of which Collofino claims to have gleaned from old German chronicles. It includes the proposal for a society which should occupy itself with various matters related to feces. For instance, the society should study the fart as "a natural phenomenon, a problem in pneumatics, an acoustic phenomenon, an insult, a means of defense, an educator," and in "its dependence on other functions, its relation to the cosmos, in literature, in society, in politics, in its relation with subordinates," as well as "among the church fathers."

Feinhals lived in a villa designed by Joseph Maria Olbrich, built 1908-1909, completed by Bruno Paul, destroyed in World War II. Here he had a noteworthy collection of modern art on display. Das Geheimnis der Marchesa oder Giorgione da Castel Franco. N.p. 1918. Die Geschichten des Collofino: Eine Sammlung merkwürdiger Begebenheiten und rätselhaften Abenteuer, märchenhafter Schilderungen und höchst seltsamer Beobachtungen aus dem Leben von Menschen und Tieren aller Zeiten, Länder, und Zonen. Cologne: N.p. 1918. Non olet oder Die heiteren Tischgespräche des Collofino über den Orbis Cacatus nebst den neuesten erkenntnistheoretischen Betrachtungen über das Leben in seiner phantastischen Wirklichkeit erzählt von ihm selbst. Cologne: N.p. 1939

Marc Burns

Marc Burns is an athlete from Trinidad and Tobago specializing in the 100 metres and the 4 x 100 metres relay. Participating in the 2004 Summer Olympics, he was disqualified from his 100 metres heat due to a false start, thus failing to make it through to the second round. Marc Burns placed second in the men's 100 metres dash at the Bislett Games IAAF Golden League meet in Oslo in July 2005, in preparation for the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. At the 2005 World Championships he won a silver medal; that year he won the World Athletics Final. At the 2006 Commonwealth Games he won a bronze medal over 100 metres, he was a finalist in the 100 m final at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka. At the London Grand Prix he ran a season's best time of 9.97 seconds coming second behind former world record holder Asafa Powell. In the 2008 Summer Olympics he competed at the 100 metres sprint and placed 2nd in his heat after Samuel Francis in a time of 10.46 seconds. He qualified for the second round in which he improved his time to 10.05 seconds, winning his race with opponents as Kim Collins and Tyrone Edgar.

In the semi finals he finished 3rd in his heat behind Usain Bolt and Walter Dix and qualified for the final. There he finished his race in 7th place in a time of 10.01 seconds. Together with Keston Bledman, Aaron Armstrong and Richard Thompson he competed at the 4x100 metres relay. In their qualification heat they placed first in front of the Netherlands and Brazil, their time of 38.26 was the fastest of all sixteen teams participating in the first round and they qualified for the final. Armstrong was replaced by Emmanuel Callender for the final race and they sprinted to a time of 38.06 seconds, the second time after the Jamaican team, winning the silver medal. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was part of the Trinidad and Tobago team that won the silver medal in the men's 4 × 100 m relay, he was part of the team that won the bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Marc Burns at World Athletics Report on Bislett Games Golden League in Oslo, July 2005

John Toshimichi Imai

The Reverend John Toshimichi Imai was the first Japanese born ordained priest in the Nippon Sei Ko Kai, the Anglican Church in Japan. A close associate of the Rev. Alexander Croft Shaw, he served as priest in charge of the Japanese congregation at St. Andrew's Church, Tokyo from 1894. Imai was born in Tokyo, Japan on November 12, 1863. A graduate of Keio University, he was ordained priest by Bishop Edward Bickersteth in 1889. Through his affiliation with the SPG, Imai was able to spend a year studying in the United Kingdom, including mission focused study at Pusey House, All Hallows-by-the-Tower, in Cambridge. During his work as priest in the Diocese of South Tokyo, Imai was noted for both his practical approach to Christian mission work and for his writing on personal ethics. Responding to the popularity in Europe and North America for the writing of Nitobe Inazō, Imai published a critical short essay on the subject of Bushido in 1906. Together with Sir Ernest Satow, Imai represented the Diocese of South Tokyo at the Pan-Anglican Congress held in London in 1908.

Imai was appointed Principal of St. Hilda's School for Girls and was the first President of the Central Theological College, Tokyo established in 1908. Anglican Church in Japan St. Andrew's Cathedral, Tokyo

Ungkaya Pukan

Ungkaya Pukan the Municipality of Ungkaya Pukan, is a — municipality in the province of Basilan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 18,441 people. Named after Orang Kaya Pukan, a Yakan chieftain that fought valiantly against Pedro Javier Cuevas aka Datu Kalun and his Christianized Yakan warriors backed by the Spaniards. Ungkaya Pukan was created by Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 190, ratified by plebiscite on May 22, 2006. It is composed of 12 barangays that were part of Tipo-Tipo. Ungkaya Pukan is politically subdivided into 12 barangays. In the 2015 census, Ungkaya Pukan had a population of 18,441; the population density was 190 inhabitants per square kilometre

Joanna Lohman

Joanna Lohman is a retired American professional soccer midfielder/defender who last played for the Washington Spirit of the American National Women's Soccer League. She played for the Washington Freedom and Philadelphia Independence. In addition, she served as the general manager of the Washington Freedom Futures, the Washington Freedom Soccer Club's W-League team. Lohman is a former member of the United States women's national soccer team. Lohman grew up in Silver Spring and attended Springbrook High School. In 1999, she was named an All-Met selection. Lohman was captain of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 2002–2003 and was the first four-time First Team All-Big Ten selection in the school's history, she earned a 3.98 GPA while obtaining her business degree at Penn State, resulting in her being a four-time Academic All-American. In 2004, she was named Pennsylvania's NCAA Woman of the Year. In 2002, Lohman was a MAC Hermann Trophy finalist and earned first-team NSCAA All-America honors for the second-straight year.

Lohman was selected by the Saint Louis Athletica during the 2008 WPS General Draft. Lohman did not want to leave the DC area, however, so Athletica traded Lohman's rights to the Washington Freedom in January 2009, she appeared in seven games with the Freedom during the 2009 season. In September 2009, Lohman traveled to Japan with Freedom teammate, Rebecca Moros to train with NTV Beleza, a professional team based outside of Tokyo; as a free agent, Lohman signed to the Philadelphia Independence for the 2010 season. She ended the season with 5 goals. Lohman started 20 of 24 games. Lohman returned to the Independence during the 2011 season. During the 2011–2012 off-season and her teammate, Lianne Sanderson, joined RCD Espanyol de Barcelona in Spain. After the folding of the WPS in early 2012, Lohman and Sanderson joined D. C. United Women in the W-League for the 2012 season. Lohman played for a total of 391 minutes. In February 2012, she and Sanderson joined Boston Breakers in the new National Women's Soccer League.

The duo went on loan to Cypriot club Apollon Limassol after the American season had finished, to play in the UEFA Women's Champions League. In September 2014, Lohman was waived by Breakers and was selected by Washington Spirit for the 2015 season. In her first year with the Spirit, the midfielder played in 17 out of the Spirit’s 20 regular season matches. In 2016, Lohman played in all 20 regular season matches plus the semifinal, she scored four goals, tied for second most on the team, notched one assist. Lohman memorably scored the opening goal of the historic 4th NWSL season in dramatic fashion with a bicycle kick in the 3rd minute against Boston Breakers on April 16, 2016. During the 2017 season opener against North Carolina Courage, Lohman suffered an ACL injury keeping her from playing the remainder of the season. In March 2018, Lohman returned to the pitch following her ACL repair as a halftime substitute in the Spirit's 2018 season opener against Seattle Reign. Lohman scored the Spirit's lone goal in a 2–1 defeat.

On April 8, 2019 Lohman announced her retirement from professional soccer. The Spirit will retire her number 15 during a ceremony in June. From 2000–2005, Lohman was a member of the U-21 US national team and served as captain of the squad through 2003–2004. In 2002, she helped lead the team to earning MVP honors. Lohman trained with United States women's national soccer team during the 2004 Olympic Residency Training Camp and has nine caps with the senior team, she made her debut with the senior team in 2000–2001 during the Algarve Cup in a 1–0 defeat to Italy. In 2006, she helped the team defeat Australia 2–0 during the Peace Queen Cup. First Team NSCAA Academic All-American Two-time Herman Trophy and Honda Sports Award Finalist First Team All-Big Ten Big Ten Player of the Year Three-time NSCAA All- American selection and CoSIDA Academic All-American 2000 Big Ten Freshman of the Year In 2010 while playing for the Philadelphia Independence, Lohman met her ex partner, Philadelphia teammate and English international Lianne Sanderson.

The couple moved to Spain together and founded JoLi Academy, a training centre for young female footballers in India. Sanderson and Lohman have since split. Lohman helped launch an organization called GO! Athletes that aims to encourage schools to create safer spaces for lesbian, transgender and questioning athletes, she is an proud athlete who wants to inspire and advocate for equality. In February 2015 Lohman was confirmed to be in a relationship with Lucy Keener from Baltimore, which lasted until August 2016. During the 2016 NWSL offseason, Lohman traveled to Botswana to run a U. S. State Department program called "Girl Power", using the shared experience of sport to promote gender equality. Lohman is Vice President of Tenant Consulting, LLC, a commercial real estate firm in the Washington metropolitan area, she helped create the first "carbon neutral calculator" for office buildings, resulting in an invitation to meet former Vice President Al Gore. US Soccer player profile Washington Freedom player profile DC United Women bio JoLi Academy Joanna Lohman on Twitter Joanna Lohman on Facebook Joanna Lohman Blog