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KLIA Ekspres

KLIA Ekspres is a non-stop airport rail link service in Kuala Lumpur, linking Kuala Lumpur Sentral with Kuala Lumpur International Airport and klia2. The service is one of the two services on the Express Rail Link, sharing the same tracks with KLIA Transit which stops at all stations along the line; the service is run by Express Rail Link Sdn. Bhd. which began its operations on 14 April 2002. The line is one of the components of the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System, it is coloured Purple on official transit maps. KLIA Ekspres serves three stations. KLIA Ekspres runs non-stop from KL Sentral to KLIA and klia2, skipping the three KLIA Transit stops in between. At KL Sentral, the two platforms of the ERL are accessed from different parts of the station; the KLIA Ekspres side platforms are accessed from the KL City Air Terminal while the KLIA Transit island platform is accessed from the main Transit Concourse at Level 1. At KLIA and klia2, both KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit use the same island platform, with each service serving only one side of the platform.

A 2.14 km extension to the klia2 terminal was completed in 2013. Commercial service began on 1 May 2014. Inter-terminal travel time from KLIA Main Terminal to the new terminal is 3 minutes with a fare of RM2. On 24 August 2010, Express Rail Link suffered their first reported accident, in which 3 passengers were injured. Two ERL trains collided at Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Of the trains involved one of them was about to depart at 9:45 pm for Kuala Lumpur International Airport while the other train, empty, rammed into its rear; the KLIA Ekspres service began operations on 14 April 2002 connecting Kuala Lumpur with the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The non-stop 57-kilometer journey takes around 28 minutes with trains departing at 15-minute intervals during peak hours and 20-minute intervals during off-peak hours. First train: 05:00 Last train: 00:55 Peak Hours: 05:00 - 09:00 and 16:00 - 22:00 Off-Peak Hours: 09:00 - 16:00 and 22:00 - 00:55 Travellers from KL Sentral to KLIA and klia2 can purchase the tickets to board the KLIA Ekspres at the KL City Air Terminal, an integral part of the KL Sentral transport hub while travellers from KLIA and klia2 to KL Sentral must purchase their tickets before boarding in order to pass through the automated barriers at KL Sentral.

Ticketing is done either by ticketing staff at the stations. A one-way trip costs RM55 from KL Sentral to KLIA/klia2 and vice versa. Validity of purchased tickets are as follows: Standard One-Way Ticket: 3 months Standard Two-Way Ticket: First trip - 3 months Second trip - 3 months after the first tripElectronic Payment Passengers holding a Visa payWave credit card are able to use their cards at special fare gates when entering or leaving the pay area at all stations applicable to KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit. All fare gates accept Touch'n Go cards; the minimum balance of RM20 is required. The automated fare collection systems including high speed fare gates, passenger service machine, MiFare smartcard tickets, Station Software and Central Management System are provided by Longbow Technologies based in Malaysia. Touch'n Go card users can no longer access the airline check-in counters at KL Sentral using their Touch'n Go card as of June 2015; the Touch'n Go card can still be used to board the KLIA Ekspres itself, but you will need to check-in at KLIA instead.

On 13 July 2007, Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd, the operator of KLIA Ekspres, announced that from 23 July 2007 onwards, all 43 airlines serving KL International Airport may use the check-in facilities at KL CAT. However, As of 2016, only Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways and Royal Brunei Airlines flights may check-in at KL CAT before boarding the train. Passengers with laptops and smartphones have access to a high speed internet connection free of charge through WiFi on board all KLIA Ekspres trains as well as on the station platforms; the service is powered by Yes 4G of Yes Communications, a subsidiary of the YTL Corporation which holds a 50% sharehold over the train service. A disabled friendly unisex lavatory is available on board. Restrooms are located on the departure platform at KL Sentral. There are no restrooms on the KLIA boarding platform. Passengers waiting there are expected to use the restrooms on any of the upper floor levels of the main terminal. On 19 September 2005, the company celebrated its 10 millionth passenger on the KLIA express.

The 10 millionth passenger was Emylia Rosnaida who won a business class return trip to New York City from Kuala Lumpur. The 20 millionth passenger milestone was achieved on 12 December 2007 by Mr Sockalingam, which won economy class ticket to Dubai. Express Rail Link KLIA Ekspres KLIA Transit Public transport in Kuala Lumpur KLIA Ekspres – official website KLIA Express - Fastest Airport Transfer in Kuala Lumpur

Safiya Hussaini

Safiya Hussaini Tungar Tudu is a Nigerian woman condemned to death for adultery in 2002. She gave birth to a child as a single woman in Sokoto, a Nigerian state under Sharia law, she was acquitted of all charges in March 2002 after a retrial. Hussaini was sentenced to death by stoning in October 2001 for having a child with a married neighbour, she had the child after her divorce. Hussaini claimed that she was the victim of repeated rape by a man, whom the Sharia court found not guilty due to lack of evidence. During the trial, Hussaini was not informed of her legal rights; the Sokoto court dismissed her testimony and convicted her on 12 October 2001. The verdict was condemned and international campaigns and petitions to release her were launched. Halima Abdullahi, director of Help Eliminate Loneliness and Poverty, a non-governmental organisation criticized the verdict. In a statement she said the verdict was a "thorough embarrassment” to the majority of Nigerian Muslims; the group argued that the judgment was wrong because Safiya was accused of adultery instead of fornication, since she was a divorcee.

The four witnesses stipulated by the Islamic law were not available at the trial. Halima claimed. While describing the verdict as “gender discrimination of the highest order,” the group called on Governor Attahiru Bafarawa to intervene to save Safiya’s life. Hussaini appealed, her lawyers arguing that Hussaini's former husband was the father of her one-year-old daughter Adama and that the village woman had made her original statement under duress. Further they argued that the alleged act of adultery had taken place before sharia law was implemented in the state. Full Sharia law was established in Sokoto in June 2000, a month, she was defended by Nigerian human rights lawyer Hauwa Ibrahim. Hussaini won her appeal on March 25, 2002 and the case was dismissed; the Appeal Court in Sokoto found that the death sentence handed down by an Islamic Sharia court in October, had been baseless. The court ruled that the adultery provisions of Sokoto's Sharia law could not be used against Safiya, as the alleged adultery must have taken place before the introduction of Sharia law in Sokoto.

Hussaini's plight was recorded in the book, Safiya Hussaini Tungar Tudu: I, Safiya. Amina Lawal Hauwa Ibrahim Sharia in Nigeria Nigerian Woman Condemned to Death by Stoning Is Acquitted - New York Times Nigeria: warning over Sharia courts after Safiya Hussaini Acquittal Amnesty International, 25 March 2002. Nigerian Woman Avoids Stoning Death Muslim woman spared death by stoning in Nigeria Safiya Hussaini case Safiya Hussaini Tungar-Tudu sits in a jail cell in Nigeria facing a death sentence

Holidays (2016 film)

Holidays is a 2016 American horror anthology film of subversive short horror films, each inspired by a different celebration. The directors include Kevin Smith, Gary Shore, Adam Egypt Mortimer, Scott Stewart, Nicholas McCarthy, Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, Sarah Adina Smith and Anthony Scott Burns; the film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 14, 2016. It was released on video on demand on April 15, 2016, prior to a limited release on April 22, 2016, by Vertical Entertainment. Written and directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer Starring Madeleine Coghlan, Savannah Kennick, Rick Peters, Britain SimonsMaxine is picked on by Heidi in the gym and nearly drowns after being pushed off the diving board by her, she is rescued by her kindhearted coach, Coach Rockwell, whom she has a crush on. Rockwell is suffering from a heart condition. Feeling sorry for Maxine, he leaves a Valentine's letter in her locker. Maxine becomes euphoric, she stalks Heidi and chases her to a creek where she hits her in the face with a brick and kills her with a box cutter.

That night, Rockwell is preparing for an outing with his wife when he hears the doorbell. Upon answering the door, he is horrified by the appearance of Maxine holding Heidi's ripped-out heart. Written and directed by Gary Shore Starring Ruth Bradley, Peter Campion, Isolt McCaffreySchool teacher Elizabeth Cullen takes an interest in her new, unhappy student Grainne after she leaves a dried grass snake and a note reading "Only your deepest wish can make me smile". After a St. Patrick's Day night of drinking, Elizabeth awakens in a green car with snakeskin laying around her, she discovers that she is pregnant only to learn from the doctor that the baby will be a reptile. Elizabeth becomes paranoid with her baby approaching and with Grainne who now has an enigmatic smile. Elizabeth gives birth to a large black snake while in her bathtub, she is led away by Grainne and a mysterious man Grainne's father, joins their pagan cult as the snake's mother. A new teacher at the school gets the same message from Grainne.

Written and directed by Nicholas McCarthy Starring Ava Acres, Petra Wright, Mark StegerWhile being tucked into bed at night, a little girl becomes frightened by the coming of the Easter Bunny. The mother attempts to calm her and tries her best to explain the holiday mascot's connection to Jesus before managing to tuck her in; the girl gets up to get a drink of water and discovers a Crucified Jesus/Easter Bunny-like creature in the living room. She is caught; the Bunny explains that now she has seen him, she must take his place and that she will never see her mother again. He feeds her an egg; the mother is heard calling for her daughter. Written and directed by Sarah Adina Smith Starring Sophie Traub, Aleksa Palladino, Sheila Vand, Jennifer Lafleur, Sonja KinskiKate can't stop getting pregnant and keeps having to abort. At the advice of her doctor, Kate attends a getaway, out in the middle of the desert. At first, everything seems fine; the getaway turns out to be home to barren witches. Kate becomes catatonic but is groomed and cared for by the witches who cut her off from contacting the outside.

Kate manages to flee but goes into labor. The women surround her to aid in her birth, but they all scream in terror when a bloody full-sized arm comes out of her. Written and directed by Anthony Scott Burns Starring Jocelin Donahue, Michael Gross, Jana KaranCarol comes home from teaching when she receives a mysterious package from her father whom she has not seen since she was a child. Carol discovers, she plays the tape, from her father telling her to go to the place they played at when she was a child. She leaves a voicemail for her mom stating how angry she is about lying to her about her father dying. Upon reaching the place hinted at on the tape, she realizes that the tape was recorded when she was with her father as a child; the tape provides instructions on where to go and leads her to a building with a mysterious door. Upon entering, it seems to lead her to another world, it cuts back to Carol's mother trying to call her cell phone. Carol comes across a figure sitting in a chair; the tape has her father state that he's glad she came "by own free will" and, upon calling out to her father several times while crossing a white line to the house, is frightened by a dark mysterious humanoid that roars back at her.

The tape recorder and headphones fall to the ground and Carol subsequently disappears as the end of the tape continues saying "together" in her father's voice. Written and directed by Kevin Smith Starring Ashley Greene, Olivia Roush, Harley Quinn Smith, Harley Morenstein, Shelby KemperIan hosts an Internet sex service where he abuses his employees Holly and Serena; when he denies the girls' wishes to celebrate Halloween, further attempts to rape Serena, the girls knock him out. Ian wakes up in his underwear with a car battery connected vibrator superglued up his anus and a laptop placed in front of him; the girls send messages to him through the laptop making demands that should he not fulfill them will be subjected to the vibrator. When they ask him to show them his vagina, he is confused; the girls slide a knife under the door and tell him to "Make it Hollow, Ian". After he does so, the girls turn up the battery's power and kill him; the girls answer the door to Nancy, who Ian had called earli

Compactness measure of a shape

The compactness measure of a shape is a numerical quantity representing the degree to which a shape is compact. The meaning of "compact" here is not related to the topological notion of compact space. Various compactness measures are used. However, these measures have the following in common: They are applicable to all geometric shapes, they are independent of orientation. They are dimensionless numbers, they are not overly dependent on two extreme points in the shape. They agree with intuitive notions of. A common compactness measure is the isoperimetric quotient, the ratio of the area of the shape to the area of a circle having the same perimeter. In the plane, this is equivalent to the Polsby–Popper test. Alternatively, the shape's area could be compared to that of its bounding circle, its convex hull, or its minimum bounding box. A comparison can be made between the perimeter of the shape and that of its convex hull, its bounding circle, or a circle having the same area. Other tests involve determining how much area overlaps with a circle of the same area or a reflection of the shape itself.

Compactness measures can be defined for three-dimensional shapes as well as functions of volume and surface area. One example of a compactness measure is sphericity Ψ. Another measure in use is 1.5 /, proportional to Ψ − 3 / 2. For raster shapes, i.e. shapes composed of pixels or cells, some tests involve distinguishing between exterior and interior edges. More sophisticated measures of compactness include calculating the shape's moment of inertia or boundary curvature. A common use of compactness measures is in redistricting; the goal is to maximize the compactness of electoral districts, subject to other constraints, thereby to avoid gerrymandering. Another use is in zoning. Another use is in pattern classification projects so that you can classify the circle from other shapes. Surface area to volume ratio How Long Is the Coast of Britain? Statistical Self-Similarity and Fractional Dimension

Insurance Services of America

Insurance Services of America is an independent insurance brokerage specializing in insurance services, international health insurance, short-term medical insurance for US citizens. In addition to working directly with clients, the brokerage is a managing general agent with over 4,000 licensed insurance agents and agencies throughout the United States who are contracted to sell the insurance products. Headquartered in Gilbert, Insurance Services of America is family-owned and operated; the company has been an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau since December 15, 2005. Its principal owner is a veteran of the US Army. Other employees include Bates' adopted sons, Adam Bates and Aaron Bates, daughter Amy Sullivan. In May 1970, Bates first entered the insurance business, his positions within the industry included that of Assistant Supervisor of Health Insurance for the Missouri Department of Insurance in Jefferson City, Missouri. Bates and his wife, have one biological daughter, three children adopted from South Korea during the 1970s.

Best of Gilbert, 2012 Seven Corners, Inc. Top Producer, 2001–2008 Source: Graham Bates, President Adam Bates, Vice President Aaron Bates, Client Advisor and Plan Specialist Kristie Scott, Client Advisor and Plan Specialist Grace Morrow, Group Plan Specialist Amy Bates Sullivan, Individual Plan Specialist Alyssa Wright, Broker Advisor and Plan Specialist Trina Ypsilanti, Director of Marketing and Advertising One of the Bates sons, Aaron Bates, is a licensed insurance agent who works at the brokerage. Prior to his career in insurance, Aaron Bates served in the US Special Forces and spent several months stationed in South Korea, where he was born; the events surrounding his discovery of his biological father, serving time on death row in a South Korean prison, inspired the making of the film My Father. Insurance Services of America is headquartered in Gilbert, Arizona with other offices in Carlsbad, California as well as Boulder, Colorado. 4,000 contracted agents and brokers throughout the United States and several other countries represent the insurance products brokered by the firm.

Insurance Services of America is an independent brokerage firm and as such sells insurance products from a variety of insurance companies including: HCC Medical Insurance Services Seven Corners Azimuth Risk Solutions Highway To Health /GeoBlue Petersen International Underwriters International Medical Group Health Insurance Innovations General Agent Center In addition to insuring international clients, the owners of Insurance Services of America meet the physical and spiritual needs of orphaned children in Nampula, Mozambique. In 1999, Least of These Ministries was formed and Rebecca's Home Orphanage was created; the ministry's mission is to donate 100% of its proceeds to aid orphans around the world. The orphanage serves 40–50 children.

Pasir Ris Public Library

Pasir Ris Public Library is a public library in Pasir Ris, located inside White Sands. It is near Pasir Ris Bus Interchange, it is the first shopping mall library to feature a special teens’ mezzanine, a dedicated space for teens to hang out, both for reading and leisure. Pasir Ris Community Library was opened on 6 October 2000 by Rear Admiral Teo Chee Hean Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris Group Representation Constituency, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence; the library serves the residents of Pasir Ris Drive and Pasir Ris Town. Its name was changed to Pasir Ris Public Library in 2008; the library was closed for renovation on 1 March 2015, at the same time when White Sands Shopping Mall underwent major renovation. It was reopened to the public on 28 November that year by Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for National Security, Mr Teo Chee Hean; the reopened library has an increased collection size of 125,000 books and 300 magazines titles as well as boasting a new space for teenagers known as the Teens’ Mezzanine, which features doodle walls for users to express themselves and is run by a team of teenage volunteers.

These volunteers, mentored by NLB librarians, are tasked with curating book displays and organising youth programmes. Covering an area of 1,986 m2, it contains a children’s section, a parent-child reading zone, an adult collection featuring more books and a quick charge station on level 4 of the mall. National Library Board Libraries in Singapore National Library Board