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Economy of Cambodia

The economy of Cambodia follows an open market system and has seen rapid economic progress in the last decade. Cambodia had a GDP of $24.57 billion in 2018. Per capita income, although increasing, is low compared with most neighboring countries. Cambodia's two largest industries are textiles and tourism, while agricultural activities remain the main source of income for many Cambodians living in rural areas; the service sector is concentrated on trading activities and catering-related services. Cambodia has reported that oil and natural gas reserves have been found off-shore. In 1995, with a GDP of $2.92 billion the government transformed the country's economic system from a planned economy to its present market-driven system. Following those changes, growth was estimated at a value of 7% while inflation dropped from 26% in 1994 to only 6% in 1995. Imports increased due to the influx of foreign aid, exports from the country's garment industry increased. Although there was a constant economic growth, this growth translated to only about 0.71% for the ASEAN economy in 2016, compared with her neighbor Indonesia, which contributed 37.62%.

After four years of improving economic performance, Cambodia's economy slowed in 1997–1998 due to the regional economic crisis, civil unrest, political infighting. Foreign investments declined during this period. In 1998 the main harvest was hit by drought, but in 1999, the first full year of relative peace in 30 years, progress was made on economic reforms and growth resumed at 4%. Cambodia's foreign policy focuses on establishing friendly borders with its neighbors, as well as integrating itself into regional and global trading systems; some of the obstacles faced by this emerging economy are the need for a better education system and the lack of a skilled workforce. Nonetheless, Cambodia continues to attract investors because of its low wages, plentiful labor, proximity to Asian raw materials, favorable tax treatment. Following its independence from France in 1953, the Cambodian state has undergone five periods of political and economic transformation: Kingdom of Cambodia Khmer Republic Democratic Kampuchea.

In line with the economic reformation, private property rights were introduced and state-owned enterprises were privatized. Cambodia focused on integrating itself into regional and international economic blocs, such as the Association of South East Asian Nations and the World Trade Organization respectively; these policies triggered a growth in the economy, with its national GDP growing at an average of 6.1% before a period of domestic unrest and regional economic instability in 1997. However, conditions improved and since 1999, the Cambodian economy has continued to grow at an average pace of 6-8% per annum. In 2007, Cambodia's gross domestic product grew by an estimated 18.6%. Garment exports rose by 8%, while tourist arrivals increased by nearly 35%. With exports decreasing, the 2007 GDP growth was driven by consumption and investment. Foreign direct investment inflows reached US$600 million more than what the country received in official aid. Domestic investment, driven by the private sector, accounted for 23.4 percent of GDP.

Export growth to the US, began to slow in late 2007 accompanied by stiffer competition from Vietnam and emerging risks. US companies were the fifth largest investors in Cambodia, with more than $1.2 billion in investments over the period 1997-2007. Cambodia was damaged by the financial crisis of 2007–2008, its main economic sector, the garment industry, suffered a 23% drop in exports to the United States and Europe; as a result, 60,000 workers were laid off. However, in the last quarter of 2009 and early 2010, conditions were beginning to improve and the Cambodian economy began to recover. Cambodian exports to the US for the first 11 months of 2012 reached $2.49 billion, a 1 per cent increase year-on-year. Its imports of US goods grew 26 per cent for that period. Another factor underscoring the potential of the Cambodian economy is the recent halving of its poverty rate; the poverty rate is 20.5 per cent, meaning that 2.8 million people live below the poverty line. The table below represents the fluctuations in Cambodia's economy over the period from 2004–2011.

The garment industry represents the largest portion of Cambodia's manufacturing sector, accounting for 80% of the country's exports. In 2012, the exports grew to $4.61 billion up 8% over 2011. In the first half of 2013, the garment industry reported exports worth $1.56 billion. The sector employs 335,400 workers; the sector operates on the final phase of garment production, turning yarns and fabrics into garments, as the country lacks a strong textile manufacturing base. In 2005, there were fears that the end of the Multi Fibre Arrangement would threaten Cambodia's garment industry. On the contrary, Cambodia's garment indus

Mister Cory

Mister Cory is a 1957 American CinemaScope Eastmancolor film noir crime film directed by Blake Edwards and starring Tony Curtis, Martha Hyer, Charles Bickford and Kathryn Grant. Cory, a poor Chicago kid with a penchant for gambling, gets a job at a posh Wisconsin resort as a busboy, he takes a liking to glamorous socialite Abby Vollard, toying with the affections of rich boyfriend Alex Wyncott. Sabotaging her motorboat as a ploy to get close to her, Cory swims out to help, only to find Abby's kid sister Jen on the boat instead, she volunteers to assist his effort to win Abby's heart. Abby mistakenly believes him to be a guest at the resort, she invites him on a trip to New York, but when Cory tries to raise money at a poker game, a guest named Caldwell cleans him out. Abby walks away for good. A year now in Reno trying to change his luck, Cory crosses paths again with Caldwell, only he turns out to be a professional gambler known as Biloxi. An ulcer prevents him from playing, so Caldwell partners with Cory, making him his proxy at the table.

Together they return to Chicago. Cory sends an invitation to the grand opening to Abby slips away with her after fixing it so her fiance Alex can gamble and win, they begin a secret affair. Cory's behavior grows cruel and calculating, more so after he proposes to Abby and is coldly turned down. Biloxi breaks their partnership. Alex, now losing at the tables, becomes aware that Abby is carrying on with Cory behind his back, he tips off the cops. Cory tries to flee. Ashamed of his behavior, Cory declines to prosecute, he goes to the airport, where an older and more beautiful Jen unexpectedly shows up and offers to come along. Tony Curtis as Cory Martha Hyer as Abby Vollard Charles Bickford as Jeremiah Des Plains'Biloxi' Caldwell Kathryn Grant as Jen Vollard William Reynolds as Alex Wyncott Henry Daniell as Mr. Earmshaw Russ Morgan as Ruby Matrobe Willis Bouchey as Mr. Vollard Louise Lorimer as Mrs. Vollard Joan Banks as Lily Harry Landers as Andy Glen Kramer as Ronnie Chambers Dick Crockett as The cook List of American films of 1957 Mister Cory on IMDb Mister Cory at AllMovie

Albacete BalompiƩ

Albacete Balompié is a Spanish football team based in Albacete, in the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha. Founded on 2 August 1940, it plays in Segunda División, holding home matches at Estadio Carlos Belmonte, with a capacity of 17,524. Andrés Iniesta is the club's major shareholder, it has been reported in to be contrasted papers that football was first taught in Albacete by John Hulse, an English Engineer of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railways Company, establishing the foundation of Locomotoras Albacete, after the same-named steam locomotive factory in the city, owned by the Goicoechea family, owners of Talgo. Thus, like in Swindon, football in Albacete is linked to the railway industry. After years of amateur and regional development of football, it would not appear formally in the shape we know until the end of the Spanish Civil War; the club was founded in 1940 under the name Albacete Fútbol Asociación, being changed in an attempt to make it sound "more Spanish". Athe second division in 1985–86, repeating the feat five seasons later.

In 1989, Benito Floro consecutively promoted the club from the third division to La Liga, overachieving for a seventh place in the first season in the top level. Floro would coach Real Madrid, returning to Alba two seasons as the club was relegated in 1995–96. After years in the second division facing serious economic and sporting difficulties, Albacete returned to the top flight in the 2002–03 campaign, led by César Ferrando. However, Albacete dropped in 2004–05 after posting just 6 wins from 38 matches, going on to stabilize in the subsequent seasons in the second level; the 2010–11 season brought two coaching changes, with both Antonio Calderón and David Vidal being fired, as Albacete returned to the third division after 21 years. That season the club finished last in Segunda División with only 32 points in 42 matches. On 6 December 2011, Andrés Iniesta – who played for the club in his youth before joining Barcelona – became the club's major shareholder, donating €420,000 to the cash-strapped club.

The club managed to reach the round of 16 of the 2011–12 Copa del Rey, notably beating Atlético Madrid 3–1 on aggregate. In March 2013, Agustín Lázaro, chief executive officer of Andrés Iniesta's winery enterprise, was appointed as Albacete's chairman. In June, Iniesta loaned the club a further €240,000 to cover unpaid wages, thus preventing its administrative relegation to the fourth tier. In 2014, Albacete returned to the Segunda División, but was relegated two seasons after finishing the season in the 21st position; the club again returned to the Segunda División in the 2016–17 season after winning against Valencia Mestalla in the last round of the promotion play-offs. Albacete finished the 2018-19 season in 4th position of the Segunda División, but lost to RCD Mallorca in the La Liga play-offs and remained in Segunda División for the 2019-20 season. 7 seasons in La Liga 23 seasons in Segunda División 11 seasons in Segunda División B 29 seasons in Tercera División 10 seasons in Categorías Regionales The numbers are established according to the official website: and As of 1 February 2020Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules.

Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Segunda División: 1990–91 Segunda División B: 1989–90, 2013–14, 2016–17 Tercera División: 1945–46, 1946–47, 1948–49, 1958–59, 1960–61, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1981–82 La Liga promotion: 1990–91, 2002–03 Segunda División promotion: 1984–85, 1989–90 The club plays its home matches at the Estadio Carlos Belmonte, which has an all-seated capacity of 17,524. Built in 1960, the stadium underwent two major redevelopments, the last being in 1998. Albacete Balompié B Fundación Albacete, Albacete Balompié's women's team. Albacete FS, a futsal club from the same city. Official website Futbolme team profile

Saint Francis Xavier Church of Ramallo

Saint Francis Xavier Church of Ramallo is an Argentine Catholic church located in the town of Ramallo, province of Buenos Aires. The parish of Ramallo was inaugurated on February 18, 1878, being appointed to the post of Vicar priest Domingo Tomatis, of the order of the Salesians; this church was erected to house the rural community of the area, being the church of the Irish Catholics, who had settled in the northern towns of the province of Buenos Aires since 1840. The current construction of the church began in 1902, was completed in 1929. Among his priests who served in the parish are Tomás Canavery, who served as vicar general between 1881 and 1892, Edmund Flannery, priest, entrusted to attend the Irish community of the parish

Mu Guiying

Mu Guiying is a legendary heroine from ancient China's Northern Song Dynasty and a prominent figure in the Generals of the Yang Family legends. She is mother of Yang Wenguang. Brave and loyal, Mu is the cultural symbol of a steadfast woman. Mu Guiying practiced martial arts from a young age after her bandit father Mu Yu who ruled the Muke Fortress. One day Yang Zongbao, the youngest warrior of the illustrious Yang clan, came to the fortress demanding the Dragon-Taming Wood on the order of his father, Marshall Yang Yanzhao. Mu refused. While Yang Zongbao refused to surrender and demanded death, Mu found herself attracted to her prisoner and boldly made a marriage proposal, which Yang Zongbao accepted. After Yang Zongbao returned and reported the events, an infuriated Yang Yanzhao ordered the disgraced son executed. To save Yang Zongbao, Mu came out of the fortress and engaged in a battle with Yang Yanzhao capturing him. Mu apologized to her future father-in-law and Yang Yanzhao agreed to the marriage and welcomed Mu to his family and troops.

Mu played a huge part in the following battle against the Khitan forces in breaking their unstoppable Heavenly Gate Formation. Mu Guiying had 2 children with son Yang Wenguang and daughter Yang Jinhua. Mu Guiying is sometimes venerated as a door goddess in partnership with Qin Liangyu; the Mu Guiying crater on Venus is named after her. During China's Great Leap Forward period, Mu Guiying was praised and a women-led Mu Guiying Brigade was established. Ivy Ling Po in The 14 Amazons Liza Wang in Young's Female Warrior Bonnie Ngai in A Courageous Clan: Mu Kuei-ying Zhang Yujia in Generals of the Yang Family Mak Ging-ting in Heroic Legend of the Yang's Family & The Great General Amy Chan in The Heroine of the Yangs Ning Jing in Legendary Fighter: Yang's Heroine Fang Xiaoli in The Fire Commander Wang Si-yi in The Heroine Mu Guiying Cecilia Cheung in Legendary Amazons Miao Pu in Mu Guiying Takes Command Siqin Gaowa in Bai Yutang Bennet Peterson, Barbara. Notable Women of China: Shang Dynasty to the Early Twentieth Century.

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Charley's Aunt (1956 film)

Charley's Aunt is a 1956 West German comedy film directed by Hans Quest and starring Heinz Rühmann, Hertha Feiler and Claus Biederstaedt. It is an adaptation of the British play Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas, it was made at the Tempelhof Studios in Berlin. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Hans Peter Schlewski, it was shot in Eastmancolor. Heinz Rühmann as Doctor Otto Dernburg Hertha Feiler as Carlotta Ramirez Claus Biederstaedt as Ralf Dernburg Walter Giller as Charley Sallmann Ruth Stephan as Mona Bum Krüger as Peter Hans Olden as Wolke Ina Peters as Britta Nielsen Elisa Loti as Ulla Bergström Hans Leibelt as Niels Bergström Paul Hörbiger as August Sallmann Helmuth Rudolph as Consul general Hilde von Stolz as Consul general's wife Wolfgang Neuss as Head porter Ewald Wenck as Hotel concierge Wolfgang Condrus as bell boy Wulf Rittscher as Night club owner Wolfgang Völz as Police man Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim; the Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema.

Berghahn Books, 2009. Charley's Aunt on IMDb