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Dodoma Dodoma City, is the national capital of Tanzania and the capital of Dodoma Region, with a population of 410,956. Located in the centre of the country, the town is 453 kilometres west of the former capital at Dar es Salaam and 441 kilometres south of Arusha, the headquarters of the East African Community, it is 259 kilometres north of Iringa through Mtera. It covers an area of 2,669 square kilometres. A small market town known as Idodomya, the modern Dodoma was founded in 1907 by German colonists during construction of the Tanzanian central railway; the layout followed the typical colonial planning of the time with a European quarter segregated from a native village. In 1967, following independence, the government invited Canadian firm Project Planning Associates Ltd to draw up a master plan to help control and organise the capital of the country, Dar es Salaam, undergoing rapid urbanisation and population growth; the plan was cancelled in 1972, in part due to its failure to adequately address the historical and social problems associated with the city.

In 1974, after a nationwide party referendum, the Tanzanian government announced that the capital would be moved from Dar es Salaam to a more central location to create significant social and economic improvements for the central region and to centralise the capital within the country. The cost envisaged to take 10 years; the site, the Dodoma region, had been looked at as a potential new capital as early as 1915 by the colonial power Germany, in 1932 by the British as a League of Nations mandate and again in the post-independence National Assembly in 1961 and 1966. With an already-established town at a major crossroads, the Dodoma region had an agreeable climate, room for development and was located in the geographic centre of the nation, its location in a rural environment was seen as the ujamaa heartland and therefore appropriate for a ujamaa capital that could see and learn from neighbouring villages and maintain a close relationship to the land. A new capital was seen as a more economically viable alternative than attempting to reorganise and restructure Dar es Salaam and was idealised as a way of diverting development away from continued concentration in a single coastal city, seen as anathema to the government's goal of socialist unity and development.

Objectives for the new capital included: that the city become a symbol of Tanzania's social and cultural values and aspirations. The Capital Development Authority invited three international firms to submit proposals for the best location and preparation of a master plan: Project Planning Associates Ltd. of Canada. A fourth firm from Germany submitted a proposal without invitation; the winner, decided by the CDA together with independent American consultants, was Project Planning Associates, the same Canadian consultants whose plan for Dar es Salaam was seen as inadequate and not responsive enough to the local conditions and needs for Tanzania’s largest city. Their plan envisaged a city of 400,000 persons by 2000 and 1.3 million by 2020. The official capital since 1996, Dodoma was envisaged as the first non-monumental capital city as opposed to the monumentality and hierarchy of other planned capital cities such as Abuja and Washington, it rejected geometrical forms such as grid iron and radial plans as inappropriate as the urban form was intended to undulate and curve with the existing topography and not in conflict with it so as to retain its rural ujamaa feel.

As befitted Tanzania’s development at the time, the car was seen as secondary in importance to public transports such as buses which were utilised by much of the population. In 1974, Dodoma had a population of 40,000 and was chosen as the actual site of the new capital as opposed to nearby Hombolo or Ihumwa; the existing population size was not seen as an impediment while existing infrastructure would reduce construction costs. The city, designed over 2,500 acres, was meant to be "the chief village in a nation of villages", built at a human scale meant to be experienced on foot, its basic principles follow the garden city model of a town set amongst a garden with green belts separating segregated zones for residents and industry. As part of the move of the government, a capitol complex was envisaged and multiple designs by different international teams offered competing visions and versions of the siting and layout of a capitol complex; these competing proposals, some paid for by foreign governments as a form of aid and others by the firms involved were presented as early as 1978.

However, it was not until 2006 that the Chinese government delivered a finished parliament building in Dodoma. The final location of the parliament was not in its original intended location in the master plan, with the location now being developed as a site for a university; as much of the initial design never came to fruition over the past 40 years, government offices and embassies have resisted moving offices to Dodoma. As a result, many government offices remain in Dar es Salaam, which remains the commercial and the de facto capital of Tanzania. Dodoma was envisaged as a nation-building project to cement a newly post-colonial independence identity and direction in Tanzania, is similar to p

Mecanum wheel

The Mecanum wheel is a omnidirectional wheel design for a land-based vehicle to move in any direction. It is sometimes called the Ilon wheel after its inventor, Bengt Erland Ilon, who came up with the concept while working as an engineer with the Swedish company Mecanum AB, patented it in the United States on November 13, 1972; the Mecanum wheel is based on a tireless wheel, with a series of rubberized external rollers obliquely attached to the whole circumference of its rim. These rollers each have an axis of rotation at 45° to the wheel plane and at 45° to the axle line; each Mecanum wheel is an independent non-steering drive wheel with its own powertrain, when spinning generates a propelling force perpendicular to the roller axle, which can be vectored into a longitudinal and a transverse component in relation to the vehicle. The typical Mecanum design is the four-wheel configuration as demonstrated by one of the URANUS omni-directional mobile robot or a wheelchair with Mecanum wheels. With an alternating with left- and right-handed rollers whose axles are parallel to the diagonal of the vehicle frame on which the wheels are mounted.

In such a way, each wheel will apply a force at right angles to the frame diagonal. By varying the rotational speed and direction of each wheel, the summation of the force vectors from all the wheels will create both linear motions and/or rotations of the vehicle, allowing it to maneuver around with minimal need for space. For example: Running all four wheels in the same direction at the same speed will result in a forward or backward movement, as the longitudinal force vectors add up but the tranverse vectors cancel each other out. A mix of differential wheel motions will allow for vehicle motion in any direction with any rotation; the US Navy bought the patent from Ilon and put researchers to work on it in the 1980s in Panama City. The US Navy has used it for transporting items around ships. In 1997, Airtrax Incorporated and several other companies each paid the US Navy $2,500 for rights to the technology, including old drawings of how the motors and controllers worked, to build an omnidirectional forklift truck that could maneuver in tight spaces such as the deck of an aircraft carrier.

These vehicles are now in production. Tracked vehicles and skid steer vehicles utilize similar methods for turning. However, these vehicles drag across the ground while turning and may do considerable damage to a soft or fragile surface; the high friction against the ground while turning requires high-torque engines to overcome the friction. By comparison, the design of the Mecanum wheel allows for in-place rotation with minimal ground friction and low torque. Ball transfer unit Omni wheel Airtrax video Orlando Business Journal article Omnics' wheel of fortune rolls into production by Chad Eric Watt, 31 May 2002; the Wall Street Journal online Make It by Paulette Thomas, 9 May 2005. Video of a wheel chair with Mecanum wheels; the wheel chair was presented at the 2006 EVER Monaco. Segway RMP Photos of a 2008 Segway robot with Mecanum wheels. CMU's "Tessellator" robot designed in 1992 for servicing Space Shuttle tiles used Mecanum wheels. CMU URANUS Mobile Robot, the first mobile robot with Mecanum wheels built in 1985 and used for two decades for autonomous navigation research

Hubertus Hoffmann

Hubertus Hoffmann is a German entrepreneur and philanthropist as Founder and President of the World Security Network Foundation and The Human Codes of Tolerance and Respect Project. Hoffmann was born in Göttingen, he studied Law and Political Science at the University of Bonn and worked as an advisor in the European Parliament, the German Bundestag and the U. S. Senate in defense and foreign affairs. Hoffmann was Research Fellow at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Georgetown University. Dr Hoffmann holds a Ph. D. in Political Science with summa cum laude and is a lawyer as well. He is a reserve officer in the German Army. For 13 years he has worked as an investor in different funds, his entrepreneurial track record includes New Media Digital GmbH, MBI/MBO, Loewe Opta GmbH and Internet Media House AG. From 1996-2000 he was founder and CEO of InternetMediaHouse AG and a large investor and member of the Executive Board at Loewe TV company. Before that he had worked as a journalist in the White House Press Corps, as an editor for ZDF, the largest TV station in Europe.

He became CEO of the radio business of the Georg von Holtzbrink Publishing Group, Managing Director for New Media in the Burda Publishing Group in Munich, building up 15 companies for new media in Europe from 1993 to 1995. In 2005 he became co-founder of German Capital Group which invested from 2005-2007 Euro 3.3 bn in companies like Volkswagen, BASF, ThyssenKrupp and Siemens. He is now shareholder of ExportNow! in Shanghai and other internet start-ups and investor. Aged 25, Hubertus Hoffmann in 1980 initiated a CDU/CSU resolution and Federal Law of the Bundestag for an Annual Report on Arms Control and Disarmament, which since has been published by the German Government. For ten years Hoffmann was Chairman of the Christian Democratic Union Committee for Foreign, Defense and Inner-German Affairs in his home state of Lower Saxony in Germany. In 1984, he initiated the exchange program for young reserve officers from the U. S. A. and Germany. He was a German member of the Executive Committee of the NATO Reserve Officers Association CIOR.

In 1986 Hoffmann was elected member of the City Council in his home town Goslar. He supported the Mujaheddin from 1985-1990 against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, visiting them in the mountains in 1985 and writing the Afghanistan Report for the European Parliament. In 1989 he initiated and helped to finance the first Farmers Association of Silesia which now has more than 3,000 Polish and German members and runs its own dairy. In 1992 he was Chairman of the Eesti Committee Report about the Future of the "Baltic Hanseatic Region", which helped to stabilize democracy in the Baltic after decades of Soviet occupation. In 2002 Hoffmann became founder and president of the World Security Network Foundation, New York-based until 2012. In 2010 he initiated the first official "Progress Report on Afghanistan" of the German Government supported by the SPD opposition and the CDU/CSU and FDP groups in the Bundestag. Since 2013, one of his main activities is The Human Codes of Tolerance and Respect Project, promoting universal rules for parents, journalists, religious leaders and politicians on how to promote respect for other religions and ethnic minorities, as important soft factors of peacemaking including best practices from all over the world.

In 2016, Hoffmann launched, an online magazine focussing on international relations, global political trends and security issues. With his Global Tolerance Initiative Hubertus Hoffmann co-produced the „Watani: My Homeland“ documentary about a family from Aleppo coming to his hometown Goslar in Germany; this documentary was nominated for the Oscars 2017, decorated with the German Television Award 2017. Hoffmann runs international art projects as The Places and the Globes of Tolerance and The Champions of Tolerance, including videos and portraits of the Dalai Lama and Yusuf Islam. In 1981 his home town of Goslar awarded him its "Förderpreis" for journalistic merits. In 1998 Schitag Ernst & Young, SAP and Manager Magazine honored Hoffmann as Finalist German Entrepreneur of the Year 1998 for growth and innovation as member of the Board and co-owner of Loewe Opta Holding TV company. In October 2000 he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit for "innovative business ideas" by German President Johannes Rau in Schloss Bellevue.

In 2002 at Friedrichsruh Palace near Hamburg, Prince Ferdinand von Bismarck bestowed upon Hubertus Hoffmann the Bismarck Medal in Silver with Golden Oak Leaves for his "patriotic faithfulness and proven Prussian national consciousness". Hubertus Hoffmann is the author of two standard books on nuclear strategy. In 2004 he published a book about his mentor for 25 years, Fritz G. A. Kraemer: "Fritz Kraemer On Excellence". In 2012 a new, extended edition of this book followed. Codes der Toleranz. Eine Anleitung für Weltverbesserer und Pessimisten, streng Gläubige und freie Geister. Herder, Freiburg / Breisgau 2014, 464 S. ISBN 978-3-451-33373-6 True Keeper of the Holy Flame - The Legacy of Pentagon Strategist and Mentor Dr Fritz Kraemer, with contributions from Alexander M. Haig Jr. Henry A. Kissinger, Madele

Anthony Caceres

Anthony Caceres is an Australian association football player who plays as a central midfielder for Sydney FC. Caceres made his A-League debut for the Central Coast Mariners in the F3 Derby against the Newcastle Jets, starting in a scoreless draw in January 2013, he scored his first goal for the club one year and two days again against the Jets, making a run from halfway and shooting from outside the area to open the scoring in a 3–0 win. On 15 January 2016, Caceres was sold to Premier League club Manchester City on a long-term contract for fee in the region of AUS$300,000, he was loaned out to their A-League partner, Melbourne City. Caceres' move to Melbourne City sparked some controversy, given that transfer fees are not allowed to be paid directly between A-League clubs. Caceres had a troubled start to life at City, receiving 2 red cards in his first 4 games, the second coming in the 79th minute of the Melbourne Derby. Caceres scored his first goal for City coming off the bench in a 3-1 win over Brisbane Roar, with his headed goal putting City temporarily on top of A-League table.

Caceres's loan to City was extended for successive years in both June 2016 and 2017. Caceres left Melbourne and moved on loan to Al-Wasl in July 2017, including an option for the UAE Arabian Gulf League side to purchase Caceres outright from Manchester City. On 25 June 2018, Caceres was loaned once more to Melbourne City for the 2018–19 A-League season, his loan was ended on 1 January 2019. On 1 January 2019, Caceres was loaned to Sydney FC. At the end of his contract Caceres returned to Manchester City and was signed permanently by Sydney FC on a two-year deal, he is married to Melbourne City FC W-League forward Helen Petinos, whom he met at Westfields Sports High School. Caceres is of Nacional supporter as he shows in his Instagram, they are the first husband and wife, to play at the same club in the A-League and the affiliated W-League. As of 11 March 2020 List of Central Coast Mariners FC players Anthony Caceres at Soccerway

California Governor's Office of Economic Development

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development was created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2012. GO-Biz serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth and economic development efforts. GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners including: attraction and expansion services, site selection, permit streamlining, clearing of regulatory hurdles, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, much more. For more information visit, our GO-Biz website; as part of the Governor’s 2012 Budget, the elements of economic development under GO-Biz were realigned to put a stronger emphasis on job creation and promoting California as a place to do business. Those elements include: Infrastructure Bank Film Commission Travel and Tourism Commission Small Business Loan Guarantee Program Small Business Development Center The Innovation and Entrepreneurship department was created by GO-Biz to facilitate and promote innovation in the state of California.

This department accomplishes their goals and visions through the Innovation Hub Program, known as “the largest innovation network in the country”. There are 15 iHubs located throughout California, such as San Francisco and Los Angeles. IHubs primary goal is to ensure that California is a place where ideas can be transformed into innovations and successful businesses in the market force; this in turn promotes job creation, boosts long term economic activity and attracts entrepreneurship in various economic sectors such as medical technology, information technology and life sciences. In efforts to promote entrepreneurship and job creation, GO-Biz has partnered with California’s higher education system such as the University of California. Events are held on many UC campuses where speakers have the opportunity to speak about topics of their choice as it pertains to business and innovation. Members of the events include but are not limited to: “venture capitalists, students and local businesses”.

Having a platform where likeminded individuals can discuss and explore creative ideas, “expands its potential to produce innovation that leads to new business growth”. This in turn maintains and expands California as an innovation leader and its competitiveness on both a national and global level. · Regions Rise Together · Entrepreneurship Task Force · Future of Work Commission

Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917 film)

Seven Keys to Baldpate is a 1917 American silent mystery/thriller film produced by George M. Cohan and distributed by Artcraft Pictures, an affiliate of Paramount; the film is based on Cohan's play of the novel by Earl Derr Biggers. Cohan himself stars in this silent version along with Anna Q. Nilsson and Hedda Hopper, billed under her real name Elda Furry. One version of the play preceded this movie in 1916 and numerous versions followed in the succeeding decades such as the early RKO talkie starring Richard Dix. Seven Keys to Baldpate is an extant film with much home video availability; as described in a film magazine, George Washington Magee bets a companion $5,000 that he can write a bestseller in twenty-four hours. He goes to an isolated summer hotel in the mountains, receives the only key to the place, sets about his task. Soon he is interrupted by complications as guests arrive and uninvited, each with their own key to the deserted hotel. Two hundred thousand dollars gets deposited in the hotel safe, a young woman is shot, while the author holds the crooks at bay waiting for the police to arrive, they cook up a scheme to turn the tables on George.

The woman's body disappears from the room, the crooks are marched off to prison by U. S. Secret Service men; the caretaker returns the following night and congratulates the author on his success, a lady reporter capitulates under the smiles of the industrious writer. George M. Cohan as George Washington Magee Anna Q. Nilsson as Mary Norton Elda Furry as Myra Thornhill Corene Uzzell as Mrs. Rhodes Joseph W. Smiley as Mayor Cargan Armand Cortes as Lou Max Warren Cook as Thomas Hayden Purnell Pratt as John Bland Frank Losee as Hall Bentley Eric Hudson as Peter the Hermit Carleton Macy as Police Chief Kennedy Paul Everton as Langdon Russell Bassett as Quimby Robert Dudley as Clerk In Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings, Dave Sindelar wrote, "Cohan himself appears in the lead role; this was his first of only a handful of screen appearances, he does a fine job... The plot is far-fetched and sometimes confusing, the fact that some sections of the plot are replaced by title cards doesn’t help, but I like the backstory, there’s an air of parody to the proceedings.

At this point of time, I’d have to say it’s my favorite version of the story." The House That Shadows Built Seven Keys to Baldpate on IMDb Seven Keys to Baldpate at AllMovie Seven Keys to Baldpate at the Internet Archive