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Frederick Regional Airport

Frederick Regional Airport is a city-owned, public-use airport located three nautical miles southeast of the central business district of Frederick, a city in Tillman County, United States. It was known as Frederick Municipal Airport; the airport was opened on 23 September 1942 as Frederick Army Airfield with four hard-surfaced runways, three of 6,000 foot length and one 4,380 feet long. It was used as a civil airport under a joint-use agreement; the airport was assigned to the United States Army Air Forces' Gulf Coast Training Center as an advanced twin-engine pilot training airfield, with one of its instructors being comedian George Gobel. It had four local auxiliary airfields for overflow landings. Military flight operations from the airfield ceased on 31 October 1945 with the drawdown of AAFTC's pilot training program, it was declared surplus and turned over to the Army Corps of Engineers on 21 September 1946. It was discharged to the War Assets Administration and became a civil airport. Frederick Regional Airport covers an area of 1,442 acres at an elevation of 1,258 feet above mean sea level.

It has three runways: 17/35 is 6,099 by 150 feet with an asphalt surface. The airport is home to the World War II Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation, a non-profit 501 organization located in the historic former Frederick Army Airfield portion of the airport. In addition to its museum functions focused on World War II U. S. Army airborne infantry/paratrooper operations, the team maintains two flyable C-47 Skytrain transports in one of the airport's remaining World War II military hangars. Painted in U. S. Army Air Forces markings, these aircraft are flown for use in historical reenactments of paratrooper airdrop operations. For the 12-month period ending June 9, 2008, the airport had 63,700 aircraft operations, an average of 174 per day: 94% military and 6% general aviation. At that time there were 17 aircraft based at this airport: 76% single-engine, 18% multi-engine and 6% military. Oklahoma World War II Army Airfields 33d Flying Training Wing Aerial photo as of 8 February 1995 from USGS The National Map FAA Terminal Procedures for FDR, effective February 27, 2020 Resources for this airport: FAA airport information for FDR AirNav airport information for KFDR ASN accident history for FDR FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker NOAA/NWS weather observations: current, past three days SkyVector aeronautical chart, Terminal Procedures

Carter Road Promenade

The Carter Road Promenade is a 1.25 kilometre-long walkway along the sea on the western coast of Mumbai, India. Over a decade old, having been opened up for public in January 2002, it is a popular hang out spot with a jogging track along a childrens and dog park. The promenade is managed by Bandra West Residents' Association. Carter road Promenade is now extended till Khar Danda. In May 2008, this road was renamed to Sangeet Samrat Naushad Ali Marg, in the memory of Naushad Ali, a veteran music director from the Hindi film industry. Carter Road has a sea-facing location, with high-priced residential localities, connecting Khar-Danda in the north with Turner Road in the south. Carter Road Promenade is located along the Arabian sea on the west side of Bandra, a coveted location for its coastlines; the walkway is 4,800 feet long with a small chess-board ground, a large gazebo, a vermicompost bed and solar and wind energy. The walkway was redeveloped in 2008 as part of the larger movement in the city of Mumbai to reclaim public spaces and to protect Mumbai’s coastline.

The promenade has become a center for acoustic music performances, both rehearsed cover songs and drum circle jams, with audience participation. Other activities include free yoga/aerobics classes, Brazilian martial arts and dancing /music demonstrations, poetry readings and many other impromptu events, all open to public participation; these events happen amidst the endless stream of joggers. Lots of benches offer repose to older citizens or lovers. There are some small children's slides and swings. At the Khar end, where the Union Park Road slips down pali Hill, is a cluster of westernized restaurants and cafes, innovatively named like "Oh so stoned", where a wide variety of international cuisines are available. Amidst the Rupee 200 cups of coffee remains a pan-bidi store. Carter Road was named after Lillian Carter, US President Jimmy Carter's mother, who worked awhile as a nurse in Bombay. In the 1970s, it was an quiet and idyllic road curving by the sea, fringed on one side by mangroves and old villas with palm trees on the other.

Once a baby baleen whale washed up on the shore, attracting onlookers who would collect the melting blubber in bottles as a cure for rheumatism, until it was cut up into pieces by the Bombay Municipal Corporation for disposal. In the 1980s and 1990s, the mangroves became an open toilet for the hordes of recent arrivals to Bombay; the late 1990s saw the mangroves festooned with multicolored plastic bags that ended up in the sea, washed out from land, returned via the high tide, snagged on branches. In the 2000s, the entire promenade got revived, re-tiled and trees planted; these have revitalized the promenade, to being a cosmopolitan cultural gathering

Cascade Center

The Cascade Center at the Riverplex is an indoor and outdoor shopping and entertainment complex located in downtown New Castle, Pennsylvania. It opened in 2006. Much of the complex sits on the former site of the Cascade, the first movie theater of the Warner Bros. hence the name. The complex is at the corner of East Washington Mill Street; as of 2013, the complex is owned by Inc.. The top three stories are rented by Refresh Dental Management as their corporate headquarters; the Warners, residents of nearby Youngstown, were sons of Polish Jews wanting to break into the then-fledgling film business. The brothers, after showing a used copy of The Great Train Robbery at Idora Park in Youngstown, traveled to New Castle to screen the movie in a vacant store on the site of what would become the Cascade Center; this makeshift theatre, called the Bijou, was furnished with chairs borrowed from a local undertaker. In 1906, the brothers purchased a small theater in New Castle near the Bijou, which they called the Cascade Movie Palace, taking its name from nearby Cascade Park.

They maintained the theater until moving into film distribution in 1907. Over time, the building that housed the Bijou would host other business while the Cascade itself would be demolished to make way for a parking lot; the buildings themselves would become abandoned by the 1980s when New Castle, like most other Rust Belt cities, saw the collapse of the steel industry having a ripple effect in the region with the population dropping as well as the general suburbanization effect, happening throughout the United States since the 1950s. By the mid-1990s, only two businesses were open on the site. One of them, Main Street Clothiers & Custom Tailors, is a men's suit shop, housed in the building that housed the Bijou; the other would be the B&O Railroad Federal Credit Union, a credit union, in a separate purpose-built building on the site bordering Mill Street and the Neshannock Creek and had been built on the site of the Cascade after the site was used as a parking lot. In 1996, parts of the wall of the building that housed the Bijou collapsed onto East Washington Street, one of the cities main thoroughfares.

The portion that collapsed was next door to Main Street Clothiers, which had just opened three years before on the site. The city of New Castle was close to issuing a condemnation notice to the building, but at the 11th hour the building's historical significance was discovered, saving the building; the city announced redevelopment plans to make it what would become the Cascade Center. The city took most of the property by eminent domain and stabilized the parts of the wall that had collapsed, closing off the sidewalk in front of the building to prevent accidents until the wall could be rebuilt; the city was able to persuade the B&O Credit Union—now the First Choice Federal Credit Union—to temporarily move into the nearby mall, the Cascade Galleria, so that the property could be bought and made into the Cascade Center. Main Street Clothiers was allowed to stay in the building where they remain today, although their portion of the building is not part of the Cascade Center they do advertise in the complex, have expanded their business by screen-printing T-shirts as well as serving as the area's J. C. Penney Catalog Center after Rite Aid acquired Eckerd Pharmacy in 2007 and ended the J. C. Penney Catalog Center's in the former Eckerd locations after they were converted to Rite Aid.

Coincidentally, Main Street sits next door to a former J. C. Penney, being remodeled and having a coffee shop open in the building. Although the downtown streets & sidewalks were rebuilt in the early 2000s to resemble the turn of the 19th century, the complex itself wouldn't begin reconstruction until 2003 and was completed in 2006; the interiors of the existing buildings were gutted out while the site of the Cascade itself was rebuilt into a close replication of the Cascade. Both the old sections and the newly built sections are like one building inside; the city was able to acquire the former Mellon Bank parking lot and rebuild it as the parking lot for downtown in general and the Cascade Center specifically. The alley that ran along Neshannock Creek behind the buildings was permanently closed and added on to the property of the complex, which became a promenade that leads to an outdoor amphitheater between the former J. C. Penney building and the creek along East Washington Street; the northern terminus of Pennsylvania Route 65 was extended over a mile to near the complex on the other side of the creek.

Much like Station Square in Pittsburgh, the complex is an example of adaptive reuse, focuses on the early years of motion pictures much like Station Square focuses on trains. The complex remains vacant, although businesses have started to open up and events being held both inside the complex and at the amphitheater; the complex has help draw businesses to downtown. Despite the historical connection to the Warner Bros. studio, the complex has no association with Time Warner, the current parent company of Warner Bros. Entertainment. Cass Warner, the granddaughter of Harry Warner, did visit the complex just before it opened in 2006. Although at one point the complex had three tenants, in 2010 all three closed for unknown reasons and the complex was put up for sale; the outdoor promenade and amphitheater, which are publicly owned, are still used by the city

Invisible Chains (film)

Invisible Chains is a 1942 Italian drama film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Alida Valli, Carlo Ninchi and Giuditta Rissone. It was shot at the Cinecittà Studios in Rome; the film's sets were designed by the art directors Ottavio Mario Rappini. Following the death of her industrialist father, a young socialite inherits his business empire. Discovering that she has an illegtimate half-brother, she tries to assist him by finding him employment in the factory, but his criminal behaviour lets her down, she finds love and companionship in the engineer who runs the factory on her behalf. Alida Valli as Elena Silvagni Carlo Ninchi as Carlo Danieli Giuditta Rissone as La signora Matilde Silvagni Andrea Checchi as Enrico Leni, il fratellastro Jone Morino as La madre di Enrico Carlo Campanini as Cesare Tani Luigi Almirante as Un amico dei Silvagni Ada Dondini as La fioraia Armando Migliari as Il commissario Augusto Marcacci as Il direttore dell'albergo Arturo Bragaglia as Il cameriere di casa Tani Cesare Fantoni as Il maggiordomo di casa Silvagni Ciro Berardi as Giulio Berri Paolo Bonecchi as L'avvocato della querela Armida Bonocore as La segretaria di Danieli Giovanni Cimara as Un industriale di Milano Giorgio Costantini as Il mediatore Giovanni Dolfini as Il direttore della prigione Oreste Fares as Il notaio Adolfo Geri as Marini Virgilio Gottardi as Un amico tennista di Elena Delia Lancelotti as Un'amica di Elena Renato Malavasi as L'impiegato dell'albergo Nino Marchesini as Un membro del consiglio d'amministrazione Carlo Mariotti as Il segretario del commissario Patrizia Muller as Un' amica di Elena Giovanni Petrucci as Gino, il barista Aldo Pini as L'equivoco compagno di Enrico Mirella Scriatto as Daniela, la commessa fioraia Elide Spada as Claretta Umberto Spadaro as Un amico di Enrico al biliardo Gioconda Stari as Una cameriera di casa Silvagni Guido Verdiani as Il dottore Moretti Leonello Zanchi as Un impiegato di Danieli Gundle, Stephen.

Mussolini's Dream Factory: Film Stardom in Fascist Italy. Berghahn Books, 2013. Invisible Chains on IMDb

Tambao

Tambao is a Manganese deposit and potential mine site in the Oudalan Province, located in the Sahel Region, which the far northeastern part of Burkina Faso. Tambao has been estimated, when exploited, its development, a major priority of the Burkinabe state, has been an on and off project since the 1990s. Served by roads or other infrastructure, the Tambao reserves are some 210 kilometres north of Kaya and 350 kilometres northeast of the capital, namely Ouagadougou; the Tambao Airport has been built to serve the deposit and the corresponding villages. Manganese is mined here. For at least two decades it has been considered the most lucrative mining resource in Burkina, is believed the region's largest Manganese deposit, estimated at 20 million tonnes at %52 to %53 Manganese to ore, making it one of the cryptomelane-richest ore resources in the world; the site's inaccessibility and lack of infrastructure have prevented wide scale exploitation. Most in 2010, mining companies refused bid on construction of the necessary infrastructure for mining unless the government granted them mining concessions in the area.

In 1993 InterStar Mining carried out 6 months of operations here, but were plagued by lack of supportive resources. Large scale exploitation was only again attempted by the Fompex consortium in 2004 and was halted. Apart from total lack of operations infrastructure the biggest hurdle to commercial exploitation of the Tambao reserves is the lack of an all weather roadway capable of supporting the transport fleet needed to move ore the 210 kilometres to Kaya, the nearest city connected to the Burkinabe road network. In 2010, the Burkinabe government carried out talks with investors from India aimed at building a 250 km railway line from Tambao to Kaya; that year, the Burkinabe government tendered a series of openings for mining operations in Tambao, with Wadi Al Rawda Industrial Investments one early candidate thought to gain at least some concession. In 2010 two consortia emerged offering to develop an integrated mining and rail system which, in some proposals, would not only mine and process ore, but build longer rail lines to feed into the Ivorian rail network for export at the port of Abidjan.

Major contenders were a Singaporean/Indian joint venture, the Nice Group company, a tie up of the Japanese firm Mitsui Rail Capital and Brazilian mining giant Vale S. A. An extension of the Abidjan-Niger Railway was approved in 2014 and service was expected to begin by the end of 2016; the Tambao Airport serves corresponding villages. Transport in Burkina Faso Railway stations in Burkina Faso www.tambao.co.uk Informative website Tambao Informative Site UN Map

Amrit

Amrit, the classical Marathus, was a Phoenician port located near present-day Tartus in Syria. Founded in the third millennium BC, Marat was the northernmost important city of ancient Phoenicia and a rival of nearby Arwad. During the 2nd century BC, Amrit was defeated and its site abandoned, leaving its ruins well preserved and without extensive remodeling by generations; the city lies on the Mediterranean coast around 6 km south of modern-day Tartus. Two rivers cross the city: Nahr Amrit, near the main temple, Nahr al-Kuble near the secondary temple, a fact that might be linked to the importance of water in the religious traditions in Amrit; the city was founded by the Arvadites, served as their continental base. It grew to be one of the wealthiest towns in the dominion of Arwad; the city surrendered, along with Arwad, to Alexander the Great in 333 BC. During Seleucid times the town, known as Marathus, was larger and more prosperous than Arwad. In 219 BC Amrit gained independence from Arwad, was sacked by forces from the latter city in 148 BC.

Excavations of the site principally began in 1860 by Ernest Renan. Excavations were again carried out in 1954 by French archaeologist Maurice Dunand. Ceramic ware finds at Amrit indicated the site had been inhabited as early as the third millennium BC. Middle and Late Bronze Age "silo tombs" were excavated, with contents ranging from weapons to original human remains. Excavations at the necropolis south of the town yielded several tomb structures; the funeral art found in some tombs with pyramidal-or cube-shaped towers, is considered some of "the most notable grave-monuments of the Phoenician world." Excavations uncovered the town's ancient harbor, a U-shaped stadium that dates back to the 4th and 3rd centuries BC and measures around 230 m in length. One of the most important excavations at Amrit was the Phoenician temple referred to the "ma'abed," dedicated to the god Melqart of Tyre and Eshmun; the colonnaded temple, excavated between 1955 and 1957, consists of a large court cut out of rock measuring 47 × 49 m and over 3 m deep, surrounded by a covered portico.

In the center of the court a well-preserved cube-shaped cella stands. The open-air courtyard was filled with the waters of a local, traditionally sacred spring, a unique feature of this site; the temple—which was dated to the late 4th century BC, a period following the Persian expansion into Syria—shows major Achaemenid influence in its layout and decoration. According to Dutch archaeologist, Peter Akkermans, the temple is the "best-preserved monumental structure from the Phoenician homeland."A second temple, described by visitors to the site in 1743 and 1860 and thought to have disappeared, was discovered by the Syrian archaeological mission near the Nahr al-Kuble spring. About 200 m northeast of the main temples of ancient Marathos and 180 m north of the Amrit Tell are the remains of a rock-carved Phoenician stadium, it is separated from the other two archaeological sites by the Nahr al-Amrit and a site called by the locals al-Meqla'. The Stadium of Amrit was first described in 1745 by Richard Pococke in Part 2 of his book, A Description of the East, Some Other Countries, as the site where an ancient Circus was held.

Ernest Renan examined it in 1860 and discussed it in his book Mission de Phénicie, making the conclusion that the complex was not Roman in its entirety and that the stadium was undoubtedly Phoenician. The stadium is about 225 to 230 meters long and 30 to 40 meters wide, it has similar dimensions to the stadium of Olympia in Greece. Seven rows of seats have been preserved; the stadium had two entrances on the east side between seats. In addition, there was a tunnel to the interior; the stadium is located at a right angle to the main temple of Amrit, the Maabed. The temples to the north and west have open sides, it is believed that the Amrit stadium was the location for sacred competitions where anointing and funeral games took place. Labib Boutros, former director of athletics at the American University of Beirut has conducted recent studies of the stadium and suggested that its construction may date back as far as 1500 BC, saying that the Amrit stadium was "devoted to sports in Phoenicia several centuries before the Olympic Games".

The Necropolis in the south of Amrit consists of underground burial chambers and two distinguishing burial towers called by the locals "al Maghazil" or The Spindles that stand up to 7.5 m high. The larger tower is composed of a square stone base with a upward tapering cylindrical block with a base diameter of 3.7 m, rising to a pyramid as a top termination, badly damaged. The second is 12 meters southeast and is not quite 7 m tall. At its base are three cylindrical parts whose diameters decrease and terminate in a dome. At the lower cylinder, to the corners of the square base plates, four lions decorate the building, which may not have been completed. Excavations of the burial chambers east of the towers has uncovered finds dated back as far as the 5th century BC. Plain limestone and clay sarcophagus were found arranged in cassette-like formation within the chambers. Other tombs are located south of the Nahr al-Qubli, the "al-Burǧ Bazzāq" or Worm tower, a phenomenal structure, 19.50 meters high and the Hypogeum "Ḥaǧar al-Ḥublā" with three burial chambers, which were still used in Roman times.

Amrit was included on the 2004 and 2006 World Monuments Fund watch lists of endangered archaeological sites. The Fund called attention to the si