click links in text for more info

China Investment Promotion Agency

China Investment Promotion Agency is the investment promotion agency of PR China. It is in charge of "Inviting in" and "Going global" two-way investment promotion work in line with China's economic strategies and is engaged in cooperation with international economic organizations, foreign investment promotion agencies, chambers of commerce and business associations on behalf of the Ministry of Commerce. CIPA is part of the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC. Organizing and implementing the foreign investment promotion strategy. Attending the conferences of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies on behalf of the Ministry of Commerce. Implementing the annual investment promotion programs of Ministry of Commerce. Planning and organizing large investment promotion activities at home and abroad, organizing relevant investment activities such as training, forum and exhibition. General Office of China International Fair for Investment and Trade Investment Promotion Planning and Service Center Foreign Investment Cooperation Department Training Department Special Projects Development Department Liaison Department Information Consulting Department Conferences and Fairs Department Business Development Department Survey and Research Department Financial Department Administrative Department Anhui Provincial Foreign Investment Promotion Center Beijing International Investment Promotion Council Xiamen International Investment Promotion Center Chongqing Promotion and Service Center for Foreign Investment Dongguan Foreign Investment Promotion Center Fujian Foreign Investment Service Center Guangzhou Municipal Board for International Investment Harbin Economic Cooperation and Promotion Bureau Jilin Provincial Foreign Investment Information Network Liaoning International Investment Promotion Center Ningbo Foreign Investment Promotion Center Shanghai Foreign Investment Development Board Shanghai Foreign Investment Service Center Shenzhen Municipal Foreign Investment Bureau China Council for the Promotion of International Trade General Introduction to CIPA China Investment Promotion Agency Partners With Thomson Reuters Investment Promotion Agency official site The Investment Association of China

Caleb Porter

Caleb Porter is an American soccer coach, the head coach of Major League Soccer club Columbus Crew. He was head coach of the Portland Timbers from 2013 until 2017, winning MLS Cup in 2015, of the United States U-23 team in 2011–12, of the University of Akron men's team from 2006 to 2012, winning the NCAA title in 2010. A former midfielder, he played college soccer for Indiana University before his short professional career in Major League Soccer and the United Soccer League was ended by persistent knee injuries. Porter attended Indiana University where he played on the men's soccer team from 1994 to 1997, he graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor's degree in sports management. In February 1998, the San Jose Clash selected Porter with the 3rd round in the 1998 MLS College Draft, he did not join the Clash until 1999 but his tenure there was short - he made just four appearances and, in his one start, was ejected in the 32nd minute. Following that performance, the Clash sent him on loan to the Sacramento Geckos of the A-League before waiving him in June.

He returned to MLS after being signed by the Tampa Bay Mutiny in July. He suffered from several knee injuries and had arthroscopic surgery on both knees during the off-season before retiring on June 30, 2000. In 1997, Porter was a member of the U. S. soccer team. In 2000, Porter returned to Indiana University as an assistant soccer coach. After Ken Lolla left the University of Akron in December 2005, the Zips hired Porter as head soccer coach. After taking the Zips to two consecutive Mid-American Conference titles, being named the 2007 MAC Coach of the Year, Porter signed a two-year contract extension in June 2008. Following Akron's near-perfect season of 2009, Porter was rumored to be in talks with Major League Soccer club D. C. United about their vacant head coaching position. However, the University of Akron and Porter agreed on terms of a new contract, keeping him in Akron for the next five years. Under Porter, the 2010 Akron squad captured the NCAA Men's Division I Soccer Championship, defeating the Louisville Cardinals, 1–0.

Porter was named the head coach of the U. S. Under-23 Men's National Team on October 20, 2011, while retaining his duties as coach of the Akron Zips, his first task was attempting to guide the U-23 team to a successful qualifying run in March 2012 for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. On August 29, 2012, it was announced that he would become the head coach of MLS club Portland Timbers after the conclusion of the 2012 NCAA season. Porter was named the 2013 MLS Coach of the Year after leading Portland to a 14–5–15 record, finishing the regular season in first place in the Western Conference and with the third-best record in the league – two points shy of MLS Supporters' Shield-winners New York Red Bulls. In 2013, the Timbers set new single-season club marks in points, goals, goal differential and fewest goals allowed. Porter was awarded the 2013 Slats Gill Sportsperson of the Year Award from the Oregon Sports Awards. In the 2014 MLS All-Star Game, Porter coached the MLS All-Star team to a 2–1 victory against Bayern Munich.

Helping guide the Timbers to the MLS Western Conference Championship in two of the last three seasons, Porter has compiled one of the league's top winning percentages among active MLS head coaches in 2013-15. The 25 career losses in his first 100 career games as an MLS head coach ranks tied for the fewest losses with San Jose's Dominic Kinnear among all MLS coaches who have reached 100 or more games in the league. Under Porter's guidance, the Timbers made Providence Park one of the toughest places to play in the league, registering a regular-season mark of 24–7–20 at Providence Park over the three seasons 2013–15. In 2015, the Timbers once again reached the MLS Cup Playoffs, setting a new single-season club record in wins, while leading the league with 13 shutouts. Porter led the Timbers to their first MLS Cup final, which they won, 2–1, against Columbus Crew SC. From 2013-15, Porter helped guide the Timbers to the fourth-most points among all MLS clubs, behind only the New York Red Bulls, Seattle Sounders FC and LA Galaxy.

On January 27, 2016, Porter signed a long-term contract extension with the Timbers. On November 16, 2017, Porter and the Timbers mutually agreed to separate. On January 4, 2019, Columbus Crew SC announced Porter as their new head coach, to replace Gregg Berhalter, who had left to become the head coach of the United States men's national soccer team. Porter's appointment was made with the announcement of Tim Bezbatchenko as Crew SC's new president. Portland TimbersMLS Cup: 2015 Western Conference: 2015 Western Conference: 2013, 2017 List of Major League Soccer coaches

Scotch Roman

Scotch Roman is a class of typefaces popular in the early nineteenth century in the United States and to a lesser extent the United Kingdom. These typefaces were modeled on a design known as Pica No. 2 from the Edinburgh foundry of William Miller. Some accounts suggest that Miller's type, the oldest surviving specimen of which dates to 1813, was cut by Richard Austin, who had produced the Bell types for the British Letter Foundry; the name "Scotch Roman", which entered use in the United States late in the same century, was applied to a modified recasting of Miller's type by the A. D. Farmer foundry of New York, it is believed to derive from "Scotch-face", a term, used by a different type designed in 1839 by typefounder Samuel Nelson Dickinson of Boston, cast for him by Alexander Wilson and Son in Glasgow. Versions of Scotch Roman were subsequently released by a number of other typefoundries, including both Linotype and Monotype, in the early twentieth century; these were derived from the A. D. Farmer design, shared with it a number of modifications such as a flat-topped lowercase t.

Scotch Roman typefaces are a serif font, suitable for both body text and large text such as headings. De Vinne described Scotch Roman as "a small, round letter, with long ascenders, not noticeably condensed or compressed." They can be classified as "modern" from their large ball terminals, horizontal serifs vertical axis and high stroke contrast. Nonetheless, Scotch Romans have a number of differences from the styles of Bodoni and Didot that are held to typify the modern genre: the serifs, while broad and flat, remain bracketed, apertures are narrow, stroke widths tend to be more modulated; these typefaces were influential on many modern typefaces, including Caledonia and Escrow. Miller, by Matthew Carter, is a modern revival of the Scotch Roman genre. Scotch Modern is a redrawing of an American version of Miller's design, said by designer Nick Shinn to be closer to a Didone, hence a Scotch Modern rather than a Scotch Roman

Raz Cue

Raz Cue is an author and the first manager for L. A. Guns and Guns N' Roses Cue was born in Orange County and moved to Los Angeles after his parents divorced when he was 4 years old, he went to many different schools because he moved around from place to place and never showed up to school. He would drop out after going to 25 schools after his sophomore year; when he was 15 he broke his neck, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down although he was still able to walk, he remained handicapped for life. Cue attended Fairfax High in Los Angeles where he became friends with Robbie Gardner, Mike Jagosz, Tracy Ulrich and Dani Tull. A short time the trio asked Cue to be their manager for the newly formed L. A. Guns, this time with Ole Beich on bass. While the band wanted to put out new material, Cue would establish his own record label known as Raz Records for the EP Collector's Edition No. 1. A short time after the recording, Jagosz was arrested and sent to jail for 2 weeks while being replaced by Hollywood Rose signer William Bailey.

At this time Cue liked the idea of having them together as a band. In March 1985, Ulrich and Bailey put together Guns N’ Roses in his living room with Hollywood Rose Rhythm Guitarist Izzy Stradlin and L. A. Guns members Ole Rob Gardner. At the same time Cue who owned the L. A. Guns name collected the L. A. Guns assets, as the band began their first interview; when Guns left GNR, Cue suggested Guns to form a group with Paul Mars Black, Robert Stoddard, Mick Cripps and Nickey Alexander using the L. A. Guns moniker. Cue would leave L. A. Guns after some point. Cue has written 2 books the first one was released in 2010, called “Bud’s Love Bus”, he released his second book on July 13, 2017 titled ”The Days of Guns, Raz’s”, about his early life, spinal injury and rehabilitation as well as his time with L. A. Guns and Guns N’ Roses while manager, his relationships with the band and his time after he left L. A. Guns. Cue has a website where he released vintage photos of L. A. Guns and the original lineup of Guns N‘ Roses

Prairieton Township, Christian County, Illinois

Prairieton Township is one of seventeen townships in Christian County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 449 and it contained 176 housing units. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.58 square miles, of which 36.57 square miles is land and 0.02 square miles is water. Moweaqua Radford at 39.5775°N 89.03453°W / 39.5775. U. S. Route 51 Central A & M Community Unit School District 21 Meridian Community Unit School District 15 Taylorville Community Unit School District 3 State House District 87 State Senate District 44 "Prairieton Township, Christian County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-10. United States Census Bureau 2009 TIGER/Line Shapefiles United States National Atlas Illinois State Archives Township Officials of Illinois

Diocese of Stockholm (Church of Sweden)

The Diocese of Stockholm is a division of the Church of Sweden. Its cathedral is Storkyrkan in Stockholm's Old Town; the diocese covers most of metropolitan Stockholm and was formed in 1942 from parts of the medieval dioceses of Strängnäs and Uppsala, both pre-dating the foundation of Stockholm. Before 1942, the City of Stockholm itself and Greater Stockholm were divided more or less between the two medieval dioceses at Slussen just south of Stockholm's Old Town; the current Bishop of Stockholm is Andreas Holmberg, enthroned on 5 March 2019. The following have served as Bishop of Stockholm from the Second World War to the present day: Manfred Björkquist Helge Ljungberg Ingmar Ström Lars Carlzon Krister Stendahl Henrik Svenungsson Caroline Krook Eva Brunne Andreas Holmberg The diocese contains the following 13 kontrakts: Domkyrkokontraktet Södermalms Kontrakt Brännkyrka Kontrakt Birka Kontrakt Roslags Kontrakt Värmdö Kontrakt Södertörns Kontrakt Östermalms-Lidingö Kontrakt Enskede Kontrakt Spånga Kontrakt Sollentuna Kontrakt Solna Kontrakt Huddinge-Botkyrka Kontrakt Eds Parish Fresta Parish Hammarby Parish Järfälla Parish Sollentuna Parish Official website