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Duri railway station

Duri Station is a railway station located in West Jakarta. It serves as the eastern terminus of the Duri-Tangerang Line service; the station is a major transfer point for commuters to or from Tangerang. When the Jakarta Kota-Manggarai railway is disrupted, trains between Jakarta Kota and Manggarai are rerouted via Duri; this station has two island platforms. Platform number 1 and 2 serves Jatinegara-Bogor Line, platform 3 and 4 serves as a stop for Soekarno–Hatta Airport Rail Link, platform number 5 serves as both starting point and terminus for Duri-Tangerang Line; these platforms are connected by a newly built overhead bridge. Starting from 26 December 2017, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport railway service make a stop here. However, as of November 2018, this station only serves passengers alighting from the airport rail link train. Passengers who wish to use the airport railway service need to board the train from either Batu Ceper railway station or BNI City railway station. KA Commuter Line Duri–Tangerang KA Commuter Line Jatinegara–Bogor White Line between Jakarta Kota & Manggarai Soekarno–Hatta Airport Rail Link between BNI City railway station and SHIA railway station Seasons City Mall Kalijodo Park ITC Roxy Mas Roxy Square Sumber Waras Hospital

Vargas Swamp Lancers

Vargas Swamp Lancers, or Monument to the Lancers, is a large sculptural complex realized by Colombian artist Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt and by engineer Guillermo Gonzalez Zuleta in the department of Boyacá as a memorial for Vargas Swamp Battle. It is the largest monument in Colombia; this monument depicts the attack of the 14 lancers commanded by Colonel Juan José Rondón. It is 33 m high and was dedicated in the 150th anniversary of the Colombian Declaration of Independence. In July 1819, while marching against Santafé, the army of Simón Bolívar, exhausted after passing across the Pisba paramount, faced the Spanish army commanded by José María Barreiro. Although the location was better for the Spanish, Bolívar's army faced bad odds, the attack of the 14 lancers, armed only with lances, was decisive in the winning of the battle... The monument of Arenas Betancourt and Colombian engineer Guillermo Gonzalez Zuleta, is a bronze sculpture, depicting the 14 soldiers and their horses, suspended in the air and framed in a concrete structure.

Colarte Pantano de Vargas

Guillaume Faury

Guillaume Faury is a French engineer and executive working as Chief Executive Officer for aircraft manufacturer Airbus. Working at Eurocopter for ten years, Faury was the chief engineer of the EC225/H225, being responsible for the heavy helicopter flight tests, he became the executive vice-president for research and development. In 2010, Faury became executive vice-president for development at car maker Peugeot. In March 2013 Faury replaced Lutz Bertling as the CEO of Airbus Helicopters; as the new CEO, he faced the H225 crash in Norway, killing all thirteen people onboard and grounding all H225 helicopters used in North Sea oil exploitation for a 15-month period. The sale of the helicopter model to the Polish Armed Forces was cancelled. Faury restructured the X4 program leading to the H160 medium helicopter development to be introduced in 2019, launched the X6 development for a fly-by-wire successor to the Super Puma, he began significant R&D programs like the CityAirbus program. He replaced Fabrice Brégier as Airbus Commercial Aircraft COO from February 2018.

On 8 October 2018, the Airbus Board of Directors selected him to succeed Tom Enders as Airbus CEO, starting from 10 April 2019. Faury will have to shape Airbus' response to the Boeing New Midsize Airplane, face A320neo production and operational challenges, complete A400M negotiations and address slower-selling models like the A330neo

An Ode to Life

An Ode To Life is a 40-episode blockbuster Chinese drama aired in Singapore. It was telecast in August 2004; the show is goes through history all the way to the modern days of the 2000s. The drama achieved the highest viewership rate in Year 2004 despite being broadcast at the 7pm slot, defeating other popular dramas in the same year such as Spice Siblings, Double Happiness and A Child's Hope 2; the production team includes award-winning writer and producer Ang Eng Tee who wrote for Holland V and Rebecca Leow of I Not Stupid Too fame. The challenging role of Ah Zhi is seen as a "tailor-made" role for Huang Bi Ren; this drama was aired on China's largest broadcast network CCTV-8 in September 2009 and garnered a favorable reception from the Mainland audience. The show revolves around the lead character, Ah Zhi, who comes from a poor family, she marries into the wealthy Zhang family and is looked down on by her mother-in-law and brother-in-law's wife due to her background. Although she wins her father-in-law's favour, she has to contend with her sister-in-law's jealousy after giving birth to two sons.

She saves the company from bankruptcy and reunites the Zhang family despite the many difficulties she faces. The other dramas that are nominated for Best Drama are A Child's Hope II 孩有明天II, Always on My Mind 无炎的爱, Double Happiness I 喜临门I Room in My Heart 真心蜜语 An Ode To Life Theme Song An Ode to Life


Lagos is the largest city in the Nigerian state of the same name. The city, with its adjoining conurbation, is the most populous in Nigeria and South of The Sahara, Africa, it is one of the fastest growing cities in one of the most populous urban areas. Lagos is a major financial centre in Africa. Lagos emerged as a port city that originated on a collection of islands, which are contained in the present day Local Government Areas of Lagos Island, Eti-Osa, Amuwo-Odofin and Apapa; the islands are separated by creeks, fringing the southwest mouth of Lagos Lagoon, while being protected from the Atlantic Ocean by barrier islands and long sand spits such as Bar Beach, which stretch up to 100 km east and west of the mouth. Due to rapid urbanization, the city expanded to the west of the lagoon to include areas in the present day Lagos Mainland, Ajeromi-Ifelodun and Surulere; this led to the classification of Lagos into two main areas: the Island, the initial city of Lagos, before it expanded into the area known as the Mainland.

This city area was governed directly by the Federal Government through the Lagos City Council, until the creation of Lagos State in 1967, which led to the splitting of Lagos city into the present day seven Local Government Areas, an addition of other towns from the Western Region to form the state. Lagos, the capital of Nigeria since its amalgamation in 1914, went on to become the capital of Lagos State after its creation. However, the state capital was moved to Ikeja in 1976, the federal capital moved to Abuja in 1991. Though Lagos is still referred to as a city, the present day Lagos known as "Metropolitan Lagos", as "Lagos Metropolitan Area" is an urban agglomeration or conurbation, consisting of 16 LGAs including Ikeja, the state capital of Lagos State; this conurbation makes up 37% of Lagos State's total land area, but houses about 85% of the state's total population. The exact population of Metropolitan Lagos is disputed. In the 2006 federal census data, the conurbation had a population of about 8 million people.

However, the figure was disputed by the Lagos State Government, which released its own population data, putting the population of Lagos Metropolitan Area at 16 million. As of 2015, unofficial figures put the population of "Greater Metropolitan Lagos", which includes Lagos and its surrounding metro area, extending as far as into Ogun State, at 21 million. Lagos was inhabited by the Awori subgroup of the Yoruba people in the 15th century. Under the leadership of the Oloye Olofin, the Awori moved to an island now called Iddo and to the larger Lagos Island. In the 16th century, the Awori settlement was conquered by the Benin Empire and the island became a Benin war-camp called "Eko" under Oba Orhogbua, the Oba of Benin at the time. Eko is still the native name for Lagos. Lagos, which means "lakes", was a name given to the settlement by the Portuguese. Throughout history, it was home to a number of warring ethnic groups. Following its early settlement by the Awori nobility, its conquest by the Bini warlords of Benin, the state first came to the attention of the Portuguese in the 15th century.

Portuguese explorer Rui de Sequeira visited the area in 1472, naming the area around the city Lago de Curamo. Another explanation is that Lagos is a Portuguese named after a major port in Portugal —a maritime town that, at the time, was the main centre of Portuguese expeditions down the African coast. In Britain's early 19th century fight against the transatlantic slave trade, its West Africa Squadron or Preventative Squadron as it was known, continued to pursue Portuguese, American and Cuban slave ships and to impose anti-slavery treaties with West African coastal chiefs with so much doggedness that they created a strong presence along the West African coast from Sierra Leone all the way to the Niger Delta and as far south as Congo. In 1849, Britain appointed John Beecroft Consul of the Bights of Benin and Biafra, a position he held until his death in 1854. John Duncan was located at Wydah. At the time of Beecroft's appointment, the Kingdom of Lagos was in the western part of the Consulate of the Bights of Benin and Biafra and was a key slave trading port.

In 1851 and with pressure from liberated slaves who now wielded political and business influence, Britain intervened in Lagos in what is now known as the Bombardment of Lagos or Capture of Lagos resulting in the installation of Oba Akitoye and the ouster of Oba Kosoko. Oba Akitoye signed the Treaty between Great Britain and Lagos abolishing slavery; the signing of the 1852 treaty ushered in the Consular Period in Lagos' history wherein Britain provided military protection for Lagos. Following threats from Kosoko and the French who were positioned at Wydah, a decision was made by Lord Palmerston who noted in 1861, "the expediency of losing no time in assuming the formal Protectorate of Lagos". William McCoskry, the Acting Consul in Lagos with Commander Bedingfield convened a meeting with Oba Dosunmu on 30 July 1861 aboard HMS Prometheus where Britain's intent was explained and a response to the terms were required by August 1861. Dosunmu resisted the terms of the treaty but under the threat to unleash violence on Lagos by Commander Bedingfield, Dosunmu relented and signed the Lagos Treaty of Cession on 6 August 1861.

Lagos was declared a colony on 5 March 1862. The remainder of modern-day Nigeria was seized in 1887, when th

Marc Ribot

Marc Ribot is an American guitarist and composer. His work has touched on many styles, including no wave, free jazz and Cuban music. Ribot is known for collaborating with other musicians, most notably Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Vinicio Capossela and John Zorn. Ribot was born in New Jersey, he grew up in the Montrose section of the son of a noted physician. He has worked extensively as a session guitarist, he has performed and recorded with Tom Waits, Caetano Veloso, John Zorn, David Sylvian, Jack McDuff, Wilson Pickett, The Lounge Lizards, Arto Lindsay, T-Bone Burnett, Medeski and Wood, Cibo Matto, Sam Phillips, Elvis Costello, Tift Merritt, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Susana Baca, The Black Keys, Vinicio Capossela, Alain Bashung, McCoy Tyner, Elton John, Madeleine Peyroux, Marianne Faithfull, Diana Krall, Mike Patton, Stormin’ Norman & Suzy Williams, Neko Case, Joe Henry, Allen Toussaint, Ikue Mori and others. Ribot's earliest session work was featured on Tom Waits's Rain Dogs and helped define Waits's new musical direction.

Ribot worked with Waits on many of his following albums including Franks Wild Years, Big Time, Mule Variations, Real Gone, Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards and Bad as Me. He has appeared on Elvis Costello's Spike, Mighty Like a Rose, Kojak Variety. Ribot has appeared on numerous recordings by John Zorn, including many of Zorn's Filmworks recordings, solo performances on Zorn's Masada Guitars, is a member of Zorn's Bar Kokhba Sextet and Electric Masada. Ribot's first two albums featured the Rootless Cosmopolitans, followed by an album of works by Frantz Casseus for solo guitar. Further releases found him working in a variety of band and solo contexts including two albums with his self-described "dance band", Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos, featuring compositions by Arsenio Rodríguez. Ribot admitted to Guitar Player a limited technical facility due to learning to play right-handed despite being left-handed: "That's a real limit, one that caused me a lot of grief when I was working with Jack McDuff and realizing I wasn't following in George Benson's footsteps.

I couldn't be a straight-ahead jazz contender if you held a gun to my head, but that begs the question of whether I would want to be one."He performs and records with his groups Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog with bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Ches Smith of the avant-garde band Secret Chiefs 3, Marc Ribot Trio with bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Chad Taylor of Chicago Underground, The Young Philadelphians, covering 1970s Philadelphia soul music with Philadelphia-based musicians bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma and drummer G. Calvin Weston with guitarist Mary Halvorson plus a three-piece string section. A biographical documentary film about Ribot was called The Lost String. Ribot was a judge for the sixth annual Independent Music Awards. Rootless Cosmopolitans Requiem for What's His Name Marc Ribot Plays Solo Guitar Works of Frantz Casseus Shrek Subsonic 1: Sounds of a Distant Episode with Shrek The Book of Heads composed by John Zorn Don't Blame Me Shoe String Symphonettes The Prosthetic Cubans with Los Cubanos Postizos Yo!

I Killed Your God ¡Muy Divertido! with Los Cubanos Postizos Saints Inasmuch as Life is Borrowed limited edition Scelsi Morning Soundtracks Volume 2 Spiritual Unity Exercises in Futility Party Intellectuals with Ceramic Dog Silent Movies Your Turn with Ceramic Dog Live at the Village Vanguard with Henry Grimes and Chad Taylor The Young Philadelphians: Live in Tokyo with the Young Philadelphians YRU Still Here? with Ceramic Dog Songs of Resistance: 1942–2018 Sabbath in Paradise The Soul of a Man A Bookshelf on Top of the Sky: 12 Stories About John Zorn The Lost String Gare du Nord Marc Ribot official website Marc Ribot on IMDb Marc Ribot at AllMusic