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Khandala

For the town in the Satara district, see Khandala, SataraKhandala is a hill station in the Western Ghats in the state of Maharashtra, about 3 kilometres from Lonavala, 12 kilometres from Khopoli and 33.4 kilometres from Karjat. Khandala is located at one end the Bhor Ghat, a major ghat on the road link between the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan plain; the ghat carries an extensive amount of rail traffic. The Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the main link between the major cities of Mumbai and Pune, passes through Khandala. Due to the ease of accessibility from nearby cities, Khandala is a common area for hiking. One destination is the nearby peak of Duke's Nose, which offers a panoramic view of Khandala and the Bhor Ghat; the route near Khandala sunset point and khopoli has been there since centuries used to connect the coastal cities like Sopara to Pune. The transport from base of khopoli was by carts both hand pulled and horse drawn, tarred during British time somewhere in 1840; the railway route from Karjat to Pune was started under the guidance of Great Indian Peninsula Railway Chief Engineer 1849–1862: James Berkley.

The chief Engineer had a bungalow near the current day st Xaviers Villa in Khandala facing towards Duke's nose hill, The construction of the Khandala tunnel was a herculean job as the tunnel had to be bored through basalt. There were four bouts of cholera in Khandala during the construction of the Tunnels and Khandala Railway station, Which is well documented by the paper published by sir James Berkley; the another notable place of visit is the Ancient Jail, built in 1896, in which founders of St Xaviers college were jailed as POWs by the British masters. Tiger's Leap: It is one of the most fascinating places in this area. If someone observes the valley from this point, it will appear as if a tiger is leaping into the valley. Amrutanjan Point: Amrutanjan point is yet another point located high up in Khandala, it provides excellent view of the places nearby. The point is a well suited location for an enormous sight of the valley as well as the Duke's Nose. Duke's Nose: Duke's Nose known as'Nagfani' meaning Cobra Head is named after Duke of Wellington, who had a pointed nose resembling the cliff.

A popular place for trekking, valley crossing, rock climbing & rappelling. It is a 2506 ft. tall straight cliff. One needs to trek from southern side to reach at the base station from where one is supposed to climb the actual 300 ft. high rock to the summit. One has to make a dangerous traverse of 1000 ft. to reach at the base station. This is a bolted multi-pitch climb consisting of 4 stations; the most challenging part of the climb is between 3rd & 4th station, a 25 feet overhang where one can climb only with the support of hands & no possibility of foothold. It is advised that the activity is not to be undertaken without expert monitoring & guidance; the co-ordinates of the location: 18°44'30"N 73°21'32"E Karla and Bhaja Cave: Karla and Bhaja Caves are historical rock cut caves, situated at a distance of 16 km from Khandala. Karla Caves are the ancient Buddhist caves. Bhaja Caves are on a much smaller scale; this caves are in Chaitya style. Bhushi Lake: Bhushi Lake situated in Khandala is the ideal spot for all those who wish to relax in the lap of Mother Nature.

Its serene and tranquil surroundings and crystal clear water provides immense opportunities for the tourists to rest in peace. The town was mentioned in a popular song from the Hindi film Ghulam named "Aati kya Khandala?". Ashok Kumar's character in the 1975 classic Chhoti Si Baat is a retired army Colonel that lives in Khandala. Khandala railway station Bhor Ghat Lonavla Kohinoor-IMI School of Hospitality Management Paper on the Thul Ghaut Railway incline: By James John Berkley: GIPR Chief Engineer, Bombay, 1860. Reminiscences of an old English Civil Engineer 1859 -1905 Brereton's account of working on the GIPRKhandala-area hiking maps lonavala Khandala sightseeing

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada was a truth and reconciliation commission active in Canada from 2008 to 2015, organized by the parties of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. The Commission was established on June 2, 2008 with the purpose of documenting the history and lasting impacts of the Canadian Indian residential school system on Indigenous students and their families, it provided residential school survivors an opportunity to share their experiences during public and private meetings held across the country. The TRC emphasizes that it has a priority of displaying the impacts of the residential schools to the Canadians who have been kept in the dark from these matters. In June 2015, the TRC released an Executive Summary of its findings along with 94 "calls to action" regarding reconciliation between Canadians and Indigenous peoples; the Commission concluded in December 2015 with the publication of a multi-volume final report that concluded the school system amounted to cultural genocide.

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, which opened at the University of Manitoba in November 2015, is an archival repository home to the research and testimony collected during the course of the TRC's operation. The TRC was established in June 2008 as one of the mandated aspects of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement; as part of the negotiated IRSSA a $60 million budget over five years was established for the work of the TRC to take place. A one-year extension was granted in January 2014 to allow for the completion of the TRC's mandate, extending the conclusion of the commission to June 2015; the commission was founded as an arms-length organization with a mandate of documenting the history and impacts of the residential school system. As explained in the 2013 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada, a key part of the TRC mandate included "creating as complete a historical record as possible of the residential school system and legacy." It was tasked with preserving collected records documenting the residential school system and those created over the course of the commission's work for future management at a national research centre.

While undertaking this task the TRC spent six years travelling to different parts of Canada to hear the testimony of more than 6,500 witnesses including residential school survivors and others impacted by the school system. The mandate of the TRC included hosting seven national reconciliation events, collecting all relevant archival documents relating to the residential schools from church and government bodies, collecting statements from survivors, overseeing a commemoration fund to support community reconciliation events; the TRC's mandate emphasized exposing the true history of residential schools. The TRC contributed to not only educating the public about the reality of the residential schools, but lead to creating organizations such as the "Missing Children Project." Over the course of the residential schools, thousands of children died as a result of diseases, malnutrition, etc. In 1917 the death rates stopped from being documented by the Department of Indian Affairs; the Missing Children Project is an organization, dedicated to identifying the children who died during their time at the residential schools.

The documentation is done through intensive research as well as analyzing the different conditions the students were facing. In March 2008, Indigenous leaders and church officials embarked on a multi-city'Remembering the Children' tour to promote activities of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. On January 21–22, 2008, the King's University College of Edmonton, held an interdisciplinary studies conference on the subject of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee. On June 11 of the same year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized for the role of past governments in administration of the residential schools. In 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vocalized an apology to those whom were victims of the residential schools; the commission's mandate was scheduled to end in 2014, with a final event in Ottawa. However, it was extended to 2015 as numerous records related to residential schools were provided to the commission in 2014 by Library and Archives Canada following a January 2013 order of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

The commission needed additional time to review these documents. The commission held its closing event in Ottawa from May 31 to June 3, 2015, including a ceremony at Rideau Hall with Governor General David Johnston; the mandate of IRSSA required the TRC to gather testimonies from the residential school's survivors. The testimonies were claimed to be necessary in order for the mandate to create a historical record of the legacy and impacts of the residential schools; the historical record was important in educating the public on "the truth of what happened" in Canada. The records of the testimonies and documents of the residential schools are open to the public in a National Research Centre. Between 2008 and 2014 the TRC gathered what is estimated to be around 7000 testimonies from the survivors, most from those who had attended the schools after the 1940s; the testimonies were gathered in both public and private settings, such as community hearings, sharing circles, Commissioners Sharing Panels, etc.

The Commissioners Panels brought large audiences, drawing hundreds of audience members and reporters with testimonies being recorded and posted online. During the public testimonies, survivors detailed their experiences surrounding the residential schools; these consisted of memories of being stripped of their language and culture as well as experiences of abuse

Hildale, Utah

Hildale is a city in Washington County, United States. The population was 2,726 at the 2010 census. Hildale is located on the border of Arizona; the United Effort Plan, a financial trust, owns most of the property in the city. Hildale known as Short Creek Community, was founded in 1913 by members of the Council of Friends, a breakaway group from the Salt Lake City-based The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On September 14, 2015, at least 12 members of two related families from the community were killed in a flash flood while stopped in a low water crossing at the mouth of Maxwell Canyon in Hildale. A thirteenth person was still missing as of September 16, 2015. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles, all land. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hildale has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps; as of the census of 2000, there were 1,895 people, 232 households, 215 families residing in the city.

The population density was 644.2 per square mile. There were 243 housing units at an average density of 82.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 96.41% White, 0.21% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.63% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population. There were 232 households out of which 76.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.3% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% were non-families. 6.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 8.17 and the average family size was 8.10. In the city, the population was spread out with 63.6% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 18.4% from 25 to 44, 6.3% from 45 to 64, 2.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 13 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.2 males.

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $32,679, the median income for a family was $31,750. Males had a median income of $25,170 versus $16,071 for females; the per capita income for the city was $4,782. About 37.0% of families and 41.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.0% of those under age 18 and 31.8% of those age 65 or over. In January 2018, the city's first female mayor, Donia Jessop, was sworn in along with a new city council; this marked the first time positions in city government have been held by people who are not members of the FLDS. About a month afterwards, 11 city employees resigned, at least one of whom said that his religion prevented him from "following a woman, from serving on a board with apostates." Hildale is within the Washington County School District. Water Canyon School, a K-12 school, is in the city. Around 1998, the city's elementary-age students attended the Phelps School in Hildale while many older students attended school in Colorado City Unified School District in Arizona.

In 2014 Washington County School District purchased the old Phelps Elementary Building and a building next to it. After an quick remodel, the old Phelps Elementary School was reopened as Water Canyon School. Two years the building next to Phelps was completed and opened as Water Canyon High School. List of cities and towns in Utah Official website

Roberto Giacobbo

Roberto Giacobbo is an Italian journalist, television presenter and television writer. He has a bachelor's degree in "Economics and Commerce", he has been the presenter of cultural programs on Italian television and published numerous books and articles about archaeology and scientific discoveries. He was the author and presenter of the television program Voyager - Ai confini della conoscenza, popular program of the Italian channel Rai Due. Head of Authorative Group and Contents Television Network of the Italian channel Focus and presenter of Mediaset network Rete 4 with his "Freedoom, Beyond the Borders". Chi ha veramente costruito le piramidi e la sfinge, with Riccardo Luna, Nuovi Equilibri, 1997. Il segreto di Cheope. Alla ricerca del tesoro perduto delle piramidi, with Riccardo Luna, Newton & Compton, 2004. Il segreto di Leonardo. La sapienza nascosta del genio, Rizzoli, 2005. Leonardo da Vinci grande genio, Giunti Editore, 2006. Le piramidi. Mistero e realtà, Giunti Editore, 2006. Il segreto di Cheope, with Riccardo Luna, Newton & Compton, 2007.

Il ragionevole dubbio. Le risposte degli scienziati di fronte al mistero della vita oltre la vita, Giunti Editore, 2007. Atlante dei mondi perduti, Giunti Editore, 2009. 2012. La fine del mondo, Mondadori, 2009 Templari. Dov'è il tesoro?, Mondadori, 2010 Aldilà. La vita continua? Un'indagine sorprendente, Mondadori, 2011

1944 Dunedin mayoral election

The 1944 Dunedin mayoral election was part of the New Zealand local elections held that same year. In 1944, elections were held for the Mayor of Dunedin plus other local government positions including twelve city councillors; the polling was conducted using the standard first-past-the-post electoral method. Andrew Henson Allen, the incumbent Mayor, declined to run for a third term. Gervan McMillan the retired Labour MP for Dunedin West contested the mayoralty for a second time, but was narrowly defeated by councillor Donald Cameron. Labour gained ground on the city council, winning six of the twelve seats, with three Citizens' councillors seeking re-election defeated; the following table shows the results for the election

Rhode Island Route 142

Route 121 is a numbered state highway running 1.0 mile in Rhode Island and 4.4 miles in Massachusetts. It is part of the route connecting the city of Woonsocket with the town of Wrentham. In Rhode Island, Route 121 exists in a rural section of Cumberland, it proceeds for 1 mile from an intersection with Route 114 along Wrentham Road to the Massachusetts State line. Now in Wrentham, the road proceeds for 4.4 miles to an intersection with Route 1A. In Massachusetts, it is known as Cumberland Road and West Street The route from Woonsocket to Wrentham was assigned as Route 142 in the early 1920s when the New England states began numbering their state highways. Route 142 ran for about 11 miles between Route 122 and current Route 1A, it used present-day Route 114 from Route 122 in Woonsocket and Cumberland along present-day Route 121 to Wrentham. Around 1933, the entire route was renumbered as Route 11 and its northern end extended into Dedham along old Route 1 when Route 1 was realigned. Route 11 was cut back to its original length after a few years when Route 1A was designated in the area.

In the mid-1960s, the southern end of the route was truncated by about 5.4 miles to its current southern terminus at the intersection of Pine Swamp Road and Diamond Hill Road in Cumberland. This was due to the westward extension of the Route 114 designation into the city of Woonsocket. At the same time, the route was renumbered to Route 121. 2019 Highway Map, Rhode Island