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Ella Bay National Park

Ella Bay is a national park beside Ella Bay and spans the localities of Wanjuru in the Cassowary Coast Region and Eubenangee in the Cairns Region, Australia. The park is 1329 km northwest of Brisbane, it is part of the Coastal Wet Tropics Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance for the conservation of lowland tropical rainforest birds. It can be reached via Flying Fish Point on Ella Bay Road. Adjacent to the park are camping facilities which are closed as of 2017. Protected areas of Queensland

Prostitution in Papua New Guinea

Prostitution Papua New Guinea is illegal but practised and the laws enforced. Prostitution occurs on the streets, in bars, brothels and in logging and palm oil areas. In 2010 it was estimated there were 2.000 prostitutes in Port Moresby. The drought in 2016 caused a rise in prostitution. Many of the women have turned to sex work due to unemployment. HIV, sex trafficking and child prostitution are problems in Papua New Guinea; the legal situation in Papua New Guinea is complex. The Summary Offences Act 1977 makes keeping a brothel and living on the earnings of prostitution offences; the idea of the law was to decriminalise prostitution but criminalise those who sought to exploit or profit from it. In 1978, a Papua New Guinea court interpreted ‘living on the earnings of prostitution’ to include'profit from one's own prostitution'; the ruling made all prostitution illegal. In a further case it was ruled that "occasional transactional sex for small amounts of money was insufficient to warrant a conviction".

This may be a unique legal situation in that prostitution is made illegal not by Statute law but by case law. In rural areas,'customary law' is in force; these laws are not written down, but are based on the knowledge of the laws of the indigenous peoples. There have been calls to legalise prostitution. In October 2016, a private member's Bill was introduced to Parliament by the Member for Sumkar, Ken Fairweather, to instigate legalisation. Prime Minister Peter O'Neill and Oro Governor Gary Juffa said they would oppose any call for legalisation. Law enforcement is inconsistent. Sex workers and NGOs report corruption amongst police. There report violence, abuse and rape at the hands of the police. Knowingly transmitting HIV contrary to the HIV/AIDS Management and Prevention Act Act 2003 is sometimes used to detain sex workers, but there is no evidence of any charges being brought under this legislation; the country has the highest HIV prevalence in the Pacific. Sex workers are one of the high risk groups, although HIV response in the country is now being directed towards the high risk groups.

Access to healthcare is poor for sex workers. UNAIDS estimated an HIV prevalence of 17.8% amongst sex workers in 2016. Papua New Guinea is a source and destination country for women, children subjected to sex trafficking. Foreign and local women and children are subjected to sex trafficking, including near logging and palm oil sites. “Mosko Girls”, young girls employed in bars to provide companionship to patrons and sell an alcoholic drink called mosko, are vulnerable to human trafficking around major cities. Within the country and women from rural areas are deceived by relatives, with promises of legitimate work or education to travel to different provinces where they are subjected to sex trafficking. NGOs report some parents receive money from traffickers who exploited their teenage daughters in prostitution, including near mining and logging sites. Children, including girls as young as 5 years old from remote rural areas, are subjected to sex trafficking by members of their immediate family or tribe.

Tribal leaders trade with each other the service of girls and women for guns and to forge political alliances. Young girls sold into polygamous marriages may be exploited in prostitution. In urban areas, parents exploit their children in sex trafficking directly or in brothels as a means to support their families or to pay for school fees. Government officials facilitate trafficking by accepting bribes to allow undocumented migrants to enter the country or ignore trafficking situations, some may exploit sex trafficking victims or procure victims for other individuals in return for political favours or votes. Migrant women and teenage girls from Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines are subjected to sex trafficking. Malaysian and Chinese logging companies arrange for some foreign women to enter the country voluntarily with fraudulently issued tourist or business visas. After their arrival, many of these women, from countries including Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, are turned over to traffickers who transport them to logging and mining camps and entertainment sites, exploit them in forced prostitution.

The United States Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons ranks Papua New Guinea as a "Tier 3" country


Argentona is a municipality in the comarca of the Maresme in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the south-east side of the granite Litoral range, to the north-west of Mataró; the town is both a notable horticultural centre. A local road links the municipality with Cabrera de Mar and with the main N-II road at Vilassar de Mar; the town centre has buildings in a wide range of styles. The late gothic church of Sant Julià was restored by Josep Puig i Cadafalch; the same architect designed Casa Gari, a private residence adjoining the chapel of Sant Miquel del Cros, a work in the style of Antoni Gaudí by Lluís Bonet. There are several buildings from the 16th to the 17th centuries, as well as the Roman chapel of La Mare de Déu del Viver and the benedictine priory of Sant Pere de Clarà. There is an interesting museum dedicated to water jugs, the Argentona Water Jug Museum, in which there are exhibited more than 700 pieces, including four ceramic works by Pablo Picasso; the town festival occurs every 4th of August.

The mayor of this town is Eudald Calvo Català. Citations SourcesPanareda Clopés, Josep Maria. Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona: Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3. ISBN 84-87135-02-1. Official website Government data pages Patrimoni monumental d'Argentona

Juan Manuel Fuentes

Juan Manuel Fuentes Fernández is a Spanish retired footballer. On the left side of the pitch, he could appear as either a midfielder. Born in Ordes, A Coruña, Fuentes played his entire professional career, which consisted of 11 seasons, with SD Ponferradina. In 2005–06, he started in all his 28 league appearances to help the Galicians be promoted to Segunda División for the first time in their history. Fuentes played his first game as a professional on 27 August 2006 at the age of nearly 29, starting and being booked in a 0–2 away loss against Albacete Balompié, he again was first-choice. Fuentes retired in June 2010 at 32, having contributed with 14 appearances as Ponfe returned to the second level, he appeared in 299 official matches during his tenure with the club. Ponferradina Segunda División B: 2009–10 Juan Manuel Fuentes at BDFutbol

Beniamino Cesi

Beniamino Cesi was a celebrated Italian concert pianist and teaching professor of piano, who taught many of the most distinguished early 20th century pianists of the Neapolitan school, so that his influence spread widely. Born in Naples, Cesi began his studies with his father, with Luigi Albanesi, he was heard by Sigismund Thalberg, so impressed with him that he made him one of his favourite pupils. He began his career as a concert performer in 1862, gained a high reputation in Italy. At the age of 20 he won a competition to gain the position of piano professor at the Royal Conservatorio of San Pietro a Majella in Naples, he was soon considered a front rank performer in cities throughout Europe, including London, where he appeared in 1886. Although he was considered a great interpreter of J. S. Bach, Beethoven and Chopin, he was a champion of old Italian music; when Anton Rubinstein was appointed director of the Petrograd Conservatory, he invited Cesi to direct the pianoforte schools there. Cesi accepted the appointment in 1885, remaining until 1891, when he was forced to return to Italy owing to a paralysis which had set in.

This, left his intellect unimpaired and still gave him the use of his right hand, in 1894 he became a teacher in the Conservatory at Palermo, after a few years there he was able to return to Naples Conservatory, where he remained in charge of a chamber-music class until his death in 1907. His educational writings had considerable importance, he wrote many volumes of revision of piano music. Among his notable pupils were Giuseppe Martucci, Alessandro Longo, Michele Esposito, Samuel Maykapar, Edgardo del Valle De Paz and Leopoldo Mugnone. Cesi belonged to a musical family, his two sons Napoleone Cesi and Sigismondo Cesi carried on his artistic heritage. Both were pianist-composers. Napoleone won a number of prizes with them. Sigismondo co-founded the Liceo Musicale, a private music school, in Naples in 1908 with Ernesto Marciano, gave concerts in many parts of Italy, became a well-known teacher. Cecilia Cesi was the daughter of Napoleone, became a pianist, making a debut at age 6 and giving a successful concert in Naples at age 8.

She performed in Rome and elsewhere in Italy. Metodo per pianoforte, in three large sections, to be studied simultaneously. 1. Exercises and Studies 2. Polyphonic works: Fugues, legato style. 3. Pieces: Sonatas, quartets, etc.: Appunti di Storia e di Letteratura del pianoforte.: Prontuario di Musica. Pier Paolo De Martino, Beniamino Cesi da Napoli a San Pietroburgo, in Napoli Nobilissima, IX, 2008, pp. 131–144

Elbert L. Ford

Major General Elbert Louis Ford was a career officer in the United States Army and served as the 18th Chief of Ordnance for the U. S. Army Ordnance Corps. Elbert Louis Ford was born in Milford, one of nine children, he went in to farming, but was admitted to West Point and graduated 39th in a class of 139 Cadets in April 1917. Upon graduation, Ford was assigned to the Coast Artillery branch and spent his first year as an officer watching Boston Harbor for possible German submarines. By August 1917, he was a temporary Captain. After a brief tour as regimental instructor with the 65th Engineers at Camp Upton, New York, he attended the Heavy Artillery and Anti-Aircraft Schools at Fort Monroe, for several months. In June 1918, he returned to Massachusetts for several months' duty with the Coast Artillery. In October 1918, as a Major, Ford was put in command of the 15th Antiaircraft Sector at Camp Upton and helped prepare some of the troops for service overseas; when the Armistice intervened, Ford commanded the coast defenses of San Juan, Puerto Rico, for five months spent three months in France assisting with the shipment of war material to the United States.

By October 1919, he had returned to the States and to duty with the Proof Department at Aberdeen Proving Ground, where he reverted to his permanent grade of captain. On 1 July 1920, Ford was transferred from the Coast Artillery to Ordnance Corps. In September 1921, Major Ford was named Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Yale University, a post he filled for more than three years until transferred to Camp Lewis, Washington, as camp Ordnance and Chemical Warfare officer. After eighteen months there, Ford reported to Watertown Arsenal, where he completed Course I at the Ordnance School in June 1927, Course II in March 1928, he was enrolled in Ordnance Specialists' School at Raritan Arsenal, completed the course there in June 1928. In September, he was placed in charge of the Metal Components Section, Ammunition Department, at the Office of the Chief of Ordnance. In 1930, he enrolled at the Army Industrial College and graduated in June 1932. Major Ford completed the two year Command and General Staff course at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in June 1934.

During his second summer at Leavenworth, the School was closed, all students were given temporary assignments with the newly created Civilian Conservation Corps. Ford worked with 250 young men in several national forests in Oregon, opening up trails so that firefighters could more gain access to forest fires. In July 1934, Ford began a three year tour as assistant commandant of the Ordnance School at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; the instructional staff at that time numbered but four or five officers, the student body consisted of about a dozen officers. The Post Commandant held down the assignment as school commandant. Most instruction was carried on in the second floor of the present Post Headquarters building. In July 1937, Ford became assistant to the works manager at Springfield Armory, rising to the post of works manager in December 1940. Here he was concerned with development of new weapons, concentrating on the M1 Garand Rifle; the staff at Springfield was small in the late 1930s, numbering fewer than 200 employees, but this had risen to 11,000 by the time Ford left Springfield for his next assignment.

While at Springfield, Ford was twice promoted. In June 1942, Colonel Ford was assigned to the Ordnance Section, Headquarters Services of Supply, in the European Theater of Operations, with primary concern for maintenance matters. In September of that same year, he became Chief Ordnance Officer at Allied Force Headquarters. Still operating in this capacity, he transferred his operations to North Africa in November 1942. In February 1943, he was designated Chief of Staff at Headquarters, North African Theater of Operations, under General Everett Hughes to be his predecessor as Chief of Ordnance. While in North Africa, he was promoted to Brigadier General, in May 1944, he returned to Washington as Chief of the Stock Control Branch, Field Services Division Office, Office of the Chief of Ordnance; the following month, he became Chief of the Reclamation and Maintenance Branch within the Field Services Division. In this office, he had responsibility for rebuilding and reconditioning materiel for use by combat forces overseas.

In July 1946, Brigadier General Ford was sent to Europe as Chief of Ordnance to the American forces in the European Theater, had charge of rebuilding and reconditioning operations, this time in West Germany. Two years in June 1948, he returned to Aberdeen Proving Ground as its commanding general, in August 1949, was promoted to Major General as the 18th Chief of Ordnance for the U. S. Army. During his four-year tour, Ford labored to organize and direct wartime production for the Korean War under peacetime restrictions. A number of plant facilities had to be put back into production capability to manufacture ammunition and other materiel for Korea. Production facilities were set up in Japan to rebuild weapons and vehicles for use in Korea. Planning and production were complicated by official assumptions that the war would be over within a short period of time; the Army adopted the 280mm atomic cannon in 1952. Other items introduced under Ford's aegis were the 75mm radar controlled Skysweeper anti aircraft gun, the Nike anti aircraft guided missile, a new series of battle tanks.

At the newly created Redstone Arsenal, a spectacular array of new rockets and guided missiles were under development. The Ordnance Department contributed to the nation's space effort through its research and scientific developments. Ford retired from the Army on October 30, 1953 and died in Washing