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Kenyatta International Convention Centre

The Kenyatta International Convention Centre the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, is a 28-story building located in Nairobi, Kenya. The KICC is located in the City Square of Nairobi, is a crucial address for a number of Government offices, including those of elected Senators, it is an internationally renowned venue for conferences, meetings and special events within walking distance of several five star hotels. During its four-and-a-half-decade history it has been the host of several international conferences, seminars and summits; the KICC is ranked as one of the top places to hold conferences on the continent. After completion, the building held the rank of the tallest building in Nairobi up until the construction of Teleposta Towers; the building has since ceded its position as the tallest tower to a host of other newer projects including the UAP Old Mutual Tower, Times Tower and the Britam Tower, the tallest building in Nairobi as of 2020. The Kenyatta International Conference Centre, locally known as the "KICC", was commissioned by Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the 1st President of the Republic of Kenya, in 1967.

It was designed by Kenyan architect Engineer NGILU in consultation with David Mutiso the first African architect and the construction was carried out by contractors Solel Boneh & Factah. This was done in three phases. Phase I was the construction of the podium, Phase II consisted of the main tower and Phase III involved the Plenary. Construction was completed in 1973, with the opening ceremony occurring in September 1973 presided over by President Kenyatta; the Kenyatta International Convention Centre was made a State Corporation established under the Tourism Act. 2011 that came into operation on 1 September 2012. Whereas the centre is known as a leading meeting venue in Nairobi, its national mandate following the Act became to nurture and promote the country as a destination most preferred for business travel and MICE tourism. M. I. C. E has been recognized as one of the four key products to be developed under the Kenya Vision 2030. In September 2013, as the iconic complex celebrated its 40th anniversary, it was renamed to the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.

The KICC stands as the sixth tallest building in Kenya, reaching a height of just over 105 metres. It succeeded the Hilton Nairobi as the tallest building in Kenya, a position it held for 26 years before being surpassed by Teleposta Tower; the tower consists of 28 floors, including a revolving restaurant which offers panoramic views of the city, rotating 360° in 76 minutes. The building's light terracotta façade reflects traditional African architecture, as does the use of simple solid shapes- cuboids make up the Plenary hall, the tower consists of a cylinder composed of several cuboids and the amphitheatre and helipad both resemble cones. There are several well-equipped conference and meeting rooms with the largest having a capacity over 4,000 delegates; the KICC is equipped with Simultaneous Interpretation Equipment with a capability of up to seven languages, a modern business centre, a banking facility and travel services, expansive grounds and ample and secure parking. It is depicted as an icon of Nairobi.

Up until the 1980s, there was a'revolving restaurant' atop the KICC, popular with politicians and the elite, but years of neglect brought it to a halt, though concerted efforts in 2012 to revive it were somewhat short lived. The 148-seater restaurant has a revolving mortar programmed to make one revolution in 76 minutes. At the amphitheatre "heritage and modernity meet", it is designed for medium-sized convening, 800 sittings on three balconies surrounding the auditorium, brings to life and control any serious business meeting. It is equipped with SIE Booths, full logic recording facilities, state of the art public address system and sound proofing; the largest conference chamber of its kind in East Africa, the plenary is fortified with sound proof grey stone, deep natural wood and lofty ceilings. It caters for large international meetings and grand balls, has a capacity of 5000 people, it is equipped with Advanced Sound Amplification & recording systems, Wireless Simultaneous interpretation Equipment booths, observer galleries.

Its high ceilings were made for hosting banners and other promotional materials. This is a paved 75 square meter courtyard surrounding the Jomo Kenyatta statue, it was designed as a respite for those attending conferences. The courtyard includes gardens and geyser fountains. Numerous flag poles and balconies in the courtyard are fashioned to host promotional identities; the COMESA grounds consist of expansive grounds overlooking the Kenyan parliament. In 1999, the largest exhibition to be held in Kenya, bringing together exhibiters from all COMESA countries, was held at the KICC. Among the attendees were nine heads of state, having come for the Heads of State Summit; the Ground can be used to park up to 1000 cars. AC Hotel, similar building in Las Palmas, Spain Official website


KRQQ is an FM radio station in Tucson, licensed to broadcast on the frequency of 93.7 MHz. It has a power of 93,000 watts effective radiated power and is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. Its transmitter is on Tucson Mountain. Known as 93.7 KRQ, the station plays Top 40 music, its primary audience or demographic is teens and young adults. Its studios are located north of downtown Tucson along Oracle Road. KRQQ began its life in 1971 as KXEW-FM, a Spanish station which aired some bilingual programming in the evenings, it was purchased by Western Cities Broadcasting in 1977. The station was sold to Nationwide Communications in the 1980s. According to radio industry trade publication Radio and Records, during the late 1980s, KRQQ was the highest-rated Top 40 station in the United States under their program director and KZZP alum himself Clarke Ingram, with a 23 percent share of the total audience. Nationwide sold its Tucson stations to Tucson Radio Partners, which in turn was absorbed by Prism Radio and iHeartMedia in the 1990s.

The radio station is one of the best rated Top 40 stations in Arizona. The station's slogan in the 1990s was "Tucson's Only Hit Music Station!" Music on the station stays within the CHR genre. However, their playlist moves with the audience. During the daytime, the playlist consists of mainstream CHR songs, Hot AC, strong golds, being light on urban and rhythmic. During the late afternoon and overnight hours, the playlist is much heavier on urban and rhythmic tracks, with mainstream songs mixed in. KRQ includes a strong'gold' and'recurrent' tracks mixed in the playlist during the daytime. List of radio stations in Arizona Station website Live streaming audio from KRQ Query the FCC's FM station database for KRQQ Radio-Locator information on KRQQ Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KRQQ

Snowboarding at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's snowboard cross

The men's snowboard cross event in snowboarding at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held in Bardonecchia, a village in the Province of Turin, Italy. Competition took place on February 16, 2006. All competitors raced two qualification runs, with only the best of the two times used in the final ranking; the top 32 of the 36 competitors advanced to the 1/8 finals. Struck-through runs in the table below represent the discarded time for a competitor. Only one snowboarder, Michal Novotny, had first run, faster than his second run; the top 32 qualifiers advanced to the 1/8 round. From here, they participated in four-person elimination races, with the top two from each race advancing; the four semifinalists who failed to advanced to the big final competed in the small final to determine 5th through 8th places. The four last place finishers in the quarterfinals contested a 13th–16th classification race, while the third-placed finishers raced for 9th through 13th. Large FinalSmall FinalClassification 9–12Classification 13–16

Mauritius Ports Authority

The Mauritius Ports Authority is a parastatal organisation in Mauritius, it is the sole regulator and manager of the port and its services. Known as the Mauritius Marine Authority, the MPA is the sole national port authority set up under the Ports Act 1998, to regulate and control the port sectors in Mauritius and Rodrigues; the MPA is a landlord port authority, providing the main port infrastructure and superstructure, together with related facilities. It provides marine services and navigation aids, while it regulates and controls all port activities and environmental issues within the designated port areas; as the principal gateway of the country, Port Louis Harbour plays a vital role in the national economy by handling about 99% of the total volume of the external trade. All strategic imports such as food and petroleum products, raw materials for the textile industry, major exports such as sugar and textile, transit through the harbour. Over the past decades, the port has been transformed into an economic nerve centre, with modern port equipment, a dynamic Freeport, extensive port-based facilities together with an impressive waterfront and dedicated cruise facility.

The strategic objective of the Mauritius Ports Authority is to make Port Louis and Port Mathurin Harbours well equipped, professionally managed and upgraded ports in order to maintain high productivity and enhanced service levels at competitive rates. To achieve this objective, MPA will continue to pursue a policy of improvement and opening to the outside world. In the same manner, it will encourage further investment in the ports to respond to the growing needs of the shipping lines and other port stakeholders. Port authority Port operator Mauritius Port Authority, official site Government of Mauritius, Ministry of Tourism and External Communications Cargo Handling Corporation of Mauritius Government of Mauritius and Excise Department Mauritius port

Cancerous micronuclei

Cancerous micronuclei is a type of micronucleus, associated with cancerous cells. Theodor Boveri observed the fact that abnormal nuclear morphologies occur in cancer. Micronuclei are referred to Howell-Jolly bodies. Micronucleus induction by a chemical was first reported in Ehrlich ascites tumor cells treated with colchicine; the effect of environmental stressors on the expression of micronuclei was first analyzed in root tip cells under ionizing radiation. It can be inferred; these events can lead to cell death. Micronuclei are characterized in the cells; this includes damage caused by radiation, harmful chemicals, random mutations that occur throughout the genome. Micronuclei are small bodies. Micronuclei can contain a whole part of a chromatid; the increased formation of micronuclei is an indication of increased DNA damage or mutation. It is characteristically found in cancer cells, or cells that have been exposed to increased risk factors. Micronuclei are extranuclear bodies that are formed during mitosis from lagging chromosomes.

In anaphase, the microtubules are not attached properly to the chromosomes, which can cause pulling in a different direction. This results in parts of the chromatids or chromosomes being broken off and enveloped as an extra nucleus in one of the daughter cells; this is the main way. Micronuclei can be spontaneously formed as a byproduct of cellular defense. If the cell senses extra chromosomes, the cell can attempt to remove the extra chromosome in another cell membrane, separate from the other normal chromosome. Another mechanism to micronuclei formation is by a double-strand break in the DNA, creating a separate linear fragment. Furthermore, the breaking of an anaphase bridge could lead to formation of a micronucleus. Micronuclei are overlooked in cancer diagnosis and treatment. If observed, they are viewable under a microscope and located next to other larger nuclei. Based on the structure of a Micronucleus, or the function of a cell, it seems to provide support in the central apparatus within the cell.

Micronuclei are under investigation and research regarding whether or not they can be used to predict future cancer risks. It seems. Chang P, Li Y, Li D Micronuclei levels in peripheral blood lymphocytes as a potential biomarker for pancreatic cancer risk. Doi:10.1093/carcin/bgq24 Fenech M, Kirsch-Volders M, Natarajan AT, Surrales J, Croft J, Parry J, Norppa H Molecular mechanisms of micronucleus, nucleoplasmic bridge and nuclear bud formation in human cells. Iarmarcovai G, Ceppi M, Botta A, Orsie`re T, Bonassi S Micronuclei frequency in peripheral blood lymphocytes of cancer patients: a meta-analysis. Mutat Res 659:274–283 Terradas M, Mart ́ın M, Tusell L, Genesca` A DNA lesions sequestered in micronuclei induce a local defective-damage response. DNA Repair 8:1225–1234

Christmas with the Yours

"Christmas with the Yours" is a comedy pop single by Elio e le Storie Tese, featuring lead vocals by Emilian soul singer Graziano Romani, credited together as Il Complesso Misterioso. It was released in 1995 as a benefit single for Italian anti-AIDS associations LILA and ANLAIDS and subsequently included in the band's compilation Peerla. Superficially intended as a genuine Christmas song, the track is a lighthearted parody of the genre, as well as a send-up of charity songs, with particular reference to "We Are the World"; the song starts with an introduction by keyboardist Sergio Conforti, who uses a synthesized French horn timbre – similar to the one used by Quincy Jones at the start of "We Are the World" – to play two short quotes from "Jingle Bells" and "White Christmas". The lyrics to the song are written in an over-simplified form of English, with a few lines in Italian, as a satirical list of stereotypical Italian traditions during the Christmas holiday period. Elio sings three lines in the second verse, while the choruses are sung by Romani with the rest of the band – joined, on the final chorus, by various DJs and hosts from Radio Deejay, who perform in the style of a gospel choir, with additional percussion and handclaps.

Before the ending chorus, the song features a melodic guitar solo by guitarist Davide Civaschi, a.k.a. Cesàreo. I am in the room and for Claus. Santa Claus is jokingly referred to as two separate people, "Claus" is pronounced like the German name "Klaus", rather than the English "clause". By night they will arrive, Can't you feel the typical cling-cling-cling-cling-cling? After "by night", the band shouts out "By night! By night! By night! By night!", starting much faster than the main beat and speeding up. This was a recurring gag on the band's comedy show Cordialmente on Radio Deejay. On the second line quoted above, Romani uses the verb feel instead of hear - a possible ironical reference to a literal but wrong Italian-to-English translation, which recurs in several other lines. Presents for the good, coal for the bad, Proprio come diceva mia mamma! The Italian line above means "Just like my mom said!" and is sung by Romani in a forced North American accent, like the rest of his vocals. Black-colored, coal-shaped rock candies are traditionally given as a gift to "naughty" children at Epiphany, rather than Christmas.

Christmas with the yours, Easter what you want, Peace between Blur and Oasis! Christmas with the yours, Easter what you want, Don't throw atomic bombs because it's Christmas time! The first line in the chorus is another intentional Italian-to-English mistranslation - in this case, of the well-known Italian proverb Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi; the first half of the line is a literal word-by-word translation of the Italian original, while, in the second half, Elio jokingly simplified the unmetrical "whoever" into "what". The chorus mentions the feud between British bands Blur and Oasis during their 1990s Britpop phase, and, in the fourth line quoted above, it satirizes the notorious French nuclear tests on Moruroa the 1995 ones conducted by then-President Jacques Chirac. Panettone is on the table, everybody's drinking MoscatoPanettone is the traditional Christmas cake from Milan; the first half of the line is a parody of "The book is on the table", one of the first English sentences which Italian schoolboys learning English are taught.

Go to buy a tree, but not a true tree, Because otherwise it would die-die-die-die-die! Panettone is on the table. All of the above lines are sung by Elio in a non-English, exaggeratedly Italian accent. In his first line, continuing with his intentional mistranslations, he sings true rather than real pronounces "die-die-die-die-die" as "dài-dài-dài-dài-dài", in the style of an incitation from a football head coach to players on the field. Romani resumes his vocal on the following line. Infatti è quello senza canditi! Christmas with the yours, Easter what you want, Peace beteween Lino and Cecchetto! Christmas with the yours, Easter what you want, Don't drop atomic bombs, at least at Christmas time! Romani's Italian line above, meaning Indeed it's the one without candied fruit!, completes Elio's previous reference to "Panettone another one": it is both a slight satire of a 1995 holiday season advert, featuring comedy actress Franca Valeri, for a panettone without candied fruit which Veronese firm Melegatti had just launched at the time, a jocular reference to the ensuing debate in Italy between admirers of Melegatti's new version of the Milanese cake and traditionalists, who viewed it as a betrayal of a long-established Christmas tradition.

The second chorus goes on to mention Radio Deejay host Pasquale Di Molfetta, known as Linus, founder Claudio Cecchetto.