The Economist Intelligence Unit publishes an annual Global Liveability Ranking, which ranks 140 cities for their urban quality of life based on assessments of stability, healthcare and environment, education and infrastructure. Austria's capital, has ranked the most liveable city among the 140 cities surveyed by The Economist Intelligence Unit for the second year in a row. Melbourne, had been ranked by the EIU as the world's most liveable city for seven years in a row, from 2011 to 2017. Vienna maintains a near-ideal 99.1. The Syrian capital, was ranked the least liveable city of the 140 assessed in 2018 and 2019, reflecting the impact of ongoing conflict in that country. Prior to 2011, Canada, was ranked the EIU's most liveable city from 2002 to 2010. In 2011 the EIU stated that a highway closure on Vancouver Island resulted in the "small adjustment" to Vancouver's rating, suggesting a possible error in the 2011 rankings. Cities from Australia and New Zealand dominate the top 10, reflecting their widespread availability of goods and services, low personal risk, an effective infrastructure.
A 2010 opinion piece in The New York Times criticised the Economist Intelligence Unit for being overly Anglocentric, stating that: "The Economist equates liveability with speaking English."The EIU publishes a Worldwide Cost of Living Survey that compares the cost of living in a range of global cities. Top 10 cities of the 2019 ranking Top 10 cities of the 2018 ranking Top 10 of the 2017 ranking: Top 10 of the 2016 ranking: Top 10 of the 2015 ranking: Where-to-be-born Index Official website
The Armed Forces of Yemen includes the Yemen Army, Navy, 1st Armored Division, the Yemeni Air Force. A major reorganization of the armed forces continues; the unified air forces and air defenses are now under one command. The navy is concentrated in Aden; the Yemen Arab Republic and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen joined to form the Republic of Yemen on May 22, 1990. The supreme commander of the armed forces is Field Marshal Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, the President of the Republic of Yemen; the number of military personnel in Yemen is high. In 2012, total active troops were estimated as follows: army, 66,700. In September 2007, the government announced the reinstatement of compulsory military service. Yemen's defense budget, which in 2006 represented 40 percent of the total government budget, is expected to remain high for the near term, as the military draft takes effect and internal security threats continue to escalate. Yemen used child soldiers between 2001 and 2004. Child soldiers were used by organized forces and tribal militia as of 2011.
Since the 2014 civil war, the armed forces have been divided to loyalists of the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and pro-government forces of president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. The North Yemen Civil War began in 1962 and ended in 1970, it took place between the northern Yemen Arab Republican forces and the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen. The Royalists received support from Saudi Arabia and Jordan while the Republicans received support from Egypt and the Soviet Union, using about 55,000 Egyptian troops; the Royalists used local tribesmen. The Royalists were commanded by Muhammad al-Badr of the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen; the Republican commanders were Gamal Abdel Nasser and Abdel Hakim Amer from Egypt and Abdullah al-Sallal from the Yemen Arab Republic. During the conflict over 50,000 of Egypt's troops were tied down in Yemen, which proved to be a disadvantage to Egypt during the 1967 Six-Day War with Israel. Egyptian troops were withdrawn to join the Six-Day War; the civil war concluded when the Republican forces won, resulting in the transformation of the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen into the Yemen Arab Republic.
Over 100,000 died on both sides during the conflict. The first attack took place on June 8, 1963 against Kawma, a village of about 100 inhabitants in northern Yemen, killing about seven people and damaging the eyes and lungs of twenty-five others; this incident is considered to have been experimental, the bombs were described as "home-made and ineffective". The Egyptian authorities suggested that the reported incidents were caused by napalm, not gas; the Israeli Foreign Minister, Golda Meir, suggested in an interview that Nasser would not hesitate to use gas against Israel as well. There were no reports of gas during 1964, only a few were reported in 1965; the reports grew more frequent in late 1966. On December 11, 1966, fifteen gas bombs killed injured thirty-five. On January 5, 1967, the biggest gas attack came against the village of Kitaf, causing 270 casualties, including 140 fatalities; the target may have been Prince Hassan bin Yahya. The Egyptian government denied using poison gas, alleged that Britain and the US were using the reports as psychological warfare against Egypt.
On February 12, 1967, it said. On March 1, U Thant said. On May 10, the twin villages of Gahar and Gadafa in Wadi Hirran, where Prince Mohamed bin Mohsin was in command, were gas bombed, killing at least seventy-five; the Red Cross was alerted and on June 2, it issued a statement in Geneva expressing concern. The Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Berne made a statement, based on a Red Cross report, that the gas was to have been halogenous derivatives - phosgene, mustard gas, chloride or cyanogen bromide; the gas attacks stopped for three weeks after the Six-Day War of June, but resumed on July, against all parts of royalist Yemen. Casualty estimates vary, an assumption, considered conservative, is that the mustard and phosgene-filled aerial bombs caused 1,500 fatalities and 1,500 injuries. During the 1994 Yemeni Civil War all of the actual fighting in the 1994 civil war occurred in the southern part of the country despite air and missile attacks against cities and major installations in the north.
Southerners sought support from neighboring states and received billions of dollars of equipment and financial assistance from Saudi Arabia, which felt threatened during Gulf War in 1991 when Yemen supported Saddam Hussien. The United States called for a cease-fire and a return to the negotiating table. Various attempts, including by a UN special envoy, were unsuccessful to effect a cease-fire. Southern leaders declared secession and the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Yemen on 21 May 1994, but the DRY was not recognized by the international community. Ali Nasir Muhammad supporters assisted military operations against the secessionists and Aden was captured on 7 July 1994. Other resistance collapsed and thousands of southern leaders and military personnel went into exile. In March 2011, a month after the beginning of an uprising against President Saleh's rule, Maj. Gen. Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, the commander of the 1st Armoured Division, defected to the side of the protesters taking hundreds of troops and several tanks to protect protesting citizens.
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Freightos is creating an online international freight marketplace, using a SaaS-Enabled Marketplace model. The SaaS component, called AcceleRate, provides logistics companies with freight rate management and instant freight quoting; the online freight marketplace, which launched in July 2016, enables online quoting booking of freight quotes, as well as shipment management. Freightos was founded in January 2012 by Zvi Schreiber. Schreiber has founded and managed other start-up companies including companies acquired by IBM and GE; the first beta customers of Freightos went live in October 2012 and the SaaS service was commercially launched in March 2013. Freightos raised initial funding from OurCrowd. Freightos is the trading name of a Hong Kong company. Freightos is member of Airforwarders Association since January 2013. In August 2016, Freightos bought Spanish startup WebCargoNet. In March 2017, Freightos raised $25 million in Series B funding led by GE Ventures bringing the company's total funding to $50 million.
Freightos provides features for uploading freight pricing contracts in Excel, a database for freight rates, a module for automatic freight and quotations on the Web. The quotation algorithm includes routing of door-to-door freight services; the Freightos Network supports exchanging quote requests and quotes between freight forwarders and their agents. On July 26, 2016, Freightos launched the world’s first online marketplace for international freight, providing instant comparison and management of freight services from multiple logistics providers. Zvi Schreiber Official website Braun, Ted. "Shipper Drives Change". Air cargo news "FreightOS Announces Better Automation For Global Freight", http://www.manufacturing.net, 4 April 2013
Killjoy is a horror film film series which focuses on the titular Killjoy, a demonic clown, summoned to assist revenge plots in all five films, only to prove too overwhelming for each character who calls him. Produced by Full Moon Features, the series was established in 2000 with the eponymous first installment, starring Ángel Vargas. A sequel, Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil, followed in 2002, which saw Trent Haaga replace Vargas for the role of Killjoy due to Vargas being busy with other projects. In spite of the negative reception of both films, Full Moon filmed a third installment while shooting Puppet Master: Axis of Evil in China, in 2010 Killjoy 3 was released. Haaga reprised his role eight years after the release of the previous film; the original film was an effort in the blaxploitation genre, this was carried over to a lesser extent in Deliverance from Evil. Both of these films consisted of a African American cast; the titular character, as a clown, makes a number of crude jokes throughout the first two installments, but Killjoy 3 appears to be a genuine effort in black comedy.
The third installment was a first in establishing that Killjoy can be summoned through a blood pact. The first film had a more generous budget than its sequel, at a projected $150,000, dwarfing the $30,000 budget of Deliverance from Evil. Full Moon Features launched a Kickstarter in early August 2014 to help raise funds for their upcoming movie named Killjoy's Psycho Circus; the company announced that the Kickstarter would raise $60,000 dollars while the company itself would add another $100,000 to make sure the series was produced. Full Moon set a one-month limit to raise their funds; the Kickstarter was successful. Charles Band has been quoted as saying that this is the company's way of experimenting and bringing their brand into the modern way of filmmaking; the film premiered on October 30, 2016, on the El Rey Network. Jimmy Totheo of JoBlo expressed that the series is "cheesy b-movie goodness". Killjoy on IMDb Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil on IMDb Killjoy 3 on IMDb Killjoy Gues to Hell on IMDb Killjoy's Psycho Circus on IMDb
Litespeed F3 was a Norfolk, UK based F3 team from 2008 to 2012. Litespeed were developing an F3 car manufactured, in 2005, by the ATR Group in Italy as the SLC R1. In 2006, the SLC R1 underwent a full aero upgrade, which produced good results on high-speed tracks such as Nürburgring in Germany, where it attained pole position. By having autonomy on suspension geometry and layout, the Litespeed R1 claims a slow-speed cornering advantage due to its set-up capabilities. In 2007, the car did not race and the car and design/copyright was acquired by Litespeed F3 owners Nino Singh Judge and Steve Kenchington; the car was converted from an Opel to Honda engine over the winter and early part of 2008. It made its race debut at Snetterton in Norfolk in June 2008 and despite no testing was pretty much on the pace driven by Callum MacLeod but suffered expected teething problems. On only its second outing at Brands Hatch in Kent the car finished 2nd driven by Jonathan Legris; this was the breakthrough the Litespeed F3 team were looking for and now hope for a win by the end of 2008 and for a Championship victory in 2009.
Litespeed announced its intention to enter Formula One under the 2010 season's budget cap regulations. The team employed MGI Ltd. a company owned by former F1 designer Mike Gascoyne, in order to achieve this goal. When the budget cap was abolished the Malaysian backed team Lotus Racing negotiated with Litespeed to obtain their entry and enter under the Lotus Racing team name, who confirmed the continuing involvement of Mike Gascoyne. "Litespeed F3"
The Mercy Heritage Centre Brisbane was a social history museum, now closed and will re-open in June 2019 as Adderton: house & heart of mercy. The original core of the building was constructed in 1858 by John Petrie and remains one of Brisbane's few pre-separation structures and one of the oldest surviving buildings in Queensland. Purchased for the Sisters of Mercy in 1863 and renamed Convent of Our Lady of Mercy All Hallows' on 1 November 1863, it was the first permanent home of the Brisbane Sisters of Mercy and as Mother House, the centre and source of growth for convents and schools throughout Queensland, thus All Hallows' Convent became the base for a broad network of health and social welfare programs. Significant extensions were made to the convent in 1892, 1913 & 1919; the Chapel was constructed as part of the 1892 Convent extensions, blessed on 1 March of the same year and further extended in 1919. The earlier section is of Victorian style - Renaissance; the interior was refurbished in 1968 in accordance with Vatican II changes.
The Chapel is now managed by the Mercy Heritage Centre and includes displays and information relating to. Mercy Heritage Centre Sisters of Mercy, Brisbane Congregation