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Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship

Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship known as Cuiavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship or Kujawsko-Pomorskie, or Kujawy-Pomerania Province, is one of the 16 voivodeships into which Poland is divided. It was created on 1 January 1999 and is situated in mid-northern Poland, on the boundary between the two historic regions from which it takes its name: Kuyavia and Pomerania, its two chief cities, serving as the province's joint capitals, are Bydgoszcz and Toruń. The Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship was created on 1 January 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms adopted in 1998, it consisted of territory from the former Toruń and Włocławek Voivodeships. The area now known as Kuyavia-Pomerania was divided between the region of Kuyavia and the Polish fiefdom of Royal Prussia. Of the two principal cities of today's Kuyavian-Pomeranian voivodeship, one was located in Kuyavia, whilst the other was an important town of Royal Prussia; the functions of regional capital are split between Bydgoszcz and Toruń.

Bydgoszcz serves as the seat of the centrally appointed governor or voivode, while Toruń is the seat of the elected Regional Assembly, of the executive elected by that assembly, headed by the voivodeship marshal. The Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship is bordered by five other voivodeships; these are Pomeranian Voivodeship to the north, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship to the north-east, Masovian Voivodeship to the east, Łódź Voivodeship across a short boundary to the south, Greater Poland Voivodeship to the south and west. The voivodeship contains 52 towns; these are listed below in descending order of population: Transportation infrastructure is of critical importance to the voivodeship's economy. Kuyavia-Pomerania is a major node in the Polish transportation system. Railway lines from the South and East pass through Bydgoszcz to connect to the major ports on the Baltic Sea. In addition to this, Bydgoszcz is home to the rolling stock manufacturer PESA SA, Poland's largest and most modern producer of railway and tram products.

The province's sole international airport, Ignacy Jan Paderewski Airport, is located in Bydgoszcz and has connections to a number of European destinations as well as Warsaw, which are all operated by either Irish carrier Ryanair or LOT Polish Airlines. The main railway stations of the province are Toruń main station. In addition to these fast express services, inter-regional trains are operated by the firm Przewozy Regionalne, whilst domestic rail transportation within the voivodeship is provided by Arriva RP, a private firm to which the provincial government subcontracted the provision of rail transport. All major towns of the province have municipal transportation companies operating buses, whilst Bydgoszcz, Toruń and Grudziądz have extensive tram systems; the Kuyavian-Pomeranian voivodeship's government is headed by the province's voivode, appointed by the Polish Prime Minister. The voivode is assisted in performing his duties by the voivodeship's marshal, the appointed speaker for the voivodeship's executive and is elected by the sejmik.

The current voivode of Kuyavia-Pomerania is Ewa Monika Mes, the present marshal is Piotr Całbecki. The Sejmik of Kuyavia-Pomerania consists of 33 members; the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship is divided into 23 counties: 4 city counties and 19 land counties. These are further divided into 144 gminas; the counties are listed in the following table. Protected areas in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship include the nine Landscape Parks listed below. Brodnica Landscape Park Chełmno Landscape Park Gopło Landscape Park Górzno-Lidzbark Landscape Park Gostynin-Włocławek Landscape Park Krajna Landscape Park Tuchola Landscape Park Vistula Landscape Park Wda Landscape Park Pomeranian Voivodeship West Pomeranian Voivodeship Kuyavian-Pomeranian Pomeranian-Kuyavian Derby Visit Kuiavia-Pomerania Government of Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship The Official Tourism Website of Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship Blog about Tourismus in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship


Vestby is a municipality in Viken county, Norway. It is part of the Follo traditional region; the administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Vestby. The municipality is named after the old Vestby farm; the first element is vestr which means "west" and the last element is býr meaning "farm". The neighbouring farms have the names Østby and Nordby; the coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were designed by Bjørn Linnestad; the arms show three gold bottony crosses on two over one. They represent the three original parishes in the municipality: Vestby, Såner. At the same time they represent the three natural harbors in the area: Emmerstad, Kjøvangen, Sonskilen. Archaeological research in Hølen has confirmed that the area has been populated since about 2400 BC. There are various archeological finds such as the ones from the Bronze Age. Many Norwegian emigrants went to America during the 1840s and settled in the area of the present city of Westby, Wisconsin. Hølen became known for the production of timber.

It became a lading place in the 17th century. From the Renaissance until the 18th century, Son was an important harbour. On some Dutch maps from that time, the Oslofjord is called Zoon Water. Vestby was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838; the municipality and lading place of Hølen was merged with Vestby on 1 July 1943. The municipality and lading place of Son was merged with Vestby on 1 January 1964. Vestby includes the villages Vestby, Hølen, Hvitsten and Son. Urbanized areas are Randem, Pepperstad skog, Sole skog. Randem is located north of the municipal centre and includes an industrial area. Pepperstad is located southwest of Vestby, by the road 155. Sole skog lies west of the centre; the village of Vestby has 5,424 inhabitants. All the small towns together have over 13,000 inhabitants. Erik Bodom: painter Caspar Wessel: mathematician Johan Herman Wessel: poet Vestby is twinned with the following municipality: – Vara, Västra Götaland, Sweden Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway Akershus travel guide from Wikivoyage

Jakob Dylan

Jakob Luke Dylan is an American singer and songwriter. He rose to fame as the lead singer and primary songwriter for the rock band the Wallflowers. Dylan has written notable hits such as "6th Avenue Heartache" and "One Headlight", listed at number 58 on Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Pop Songs", he has won two Grammy Awards, released two solo albums: Seeing Things in 2008 and Women + Country in 2010. Women + Country became Dylan's highest-charting album since the Wallflowers' 1996 breakthrough Bringing Down the Horse, peaking at number 12 on the Billboard 200. Dylan was born on December 1969 in New York City to folk singer Bob Dylan and model Sara Dylan; the youngest of five children, Dylan spent the earliest years of his life in Greenwich Village. Around the age of three, he moved with his family to the Los Angeles area. Growing up, he listened to English rock records from his older brothers' record collection, including the Clash, the Jam and the Buzzcocks. Dylan was impressed with the Clash, who inspired him to begin playing music himself.

During high school, Dylan played guitar in various bands. Dylan was in a band called the Bootheels at the time with future Wallflowers bandmate Tobi Miller. During this time, Dylan started writing songs and began shifting his focus from guitar playing to songwriting. Upon graduation from high school, Dylan decided to move to New York City to attend Parsons School of Design to study art. Dylan moved back to Los Angeles to pursue music. Upon moving back to Los Angeles and childhood friend Tobi Miller formed a new band called The Apples around 1989, along with Luther Russell on bass guitar and Aaron A. Brooks on drums. Both Russell and Brooks departed to start their own respective bands. Dylan and Miller recruited Barrie Maguire on bass, Peter Yanowitz on drums, Rami Jaffee on keyboards to fill out the new band; the Apples began playing clubs in Los Angeles. They were signed to Virgin Records, in 1991, the Wallflowers began recording their debut album. Dylan wrote the album was recorded live in the studio with minimal to no overdubbing.

The Wallflowers' eponymous debut was released on August 25, 1992. The album was met with positive reviews but did not do well commercially, with a reported 40,000 copies sold. Despite low sales, the Wallflowers began touring nationwide as an opening act for several bands including the Spin Doctors and 10,000 Maniacs. Upon returning from a tour in 1993, the band learned that management at Virgin had shifted, leading to the removal of Jeff Ayeroff and Jordan Harris, who had signed the Wallflowers to the label; the new executives at Virgin were not pleased with the Wallflowers' slow sales and the band did not feel they had a future with the label, so they asked to be released from their contract. The band went back to looking for a new label. During this time, the band went through a number of personnel changes. In 1993, Maguire was asked to leave for undisclosed reasons. However, the band would continue playing shows with another bass player, Jimmie Snider, until May 1993, when the band found a permanent replacement.

Greg Richling, whom Dylan went to high school with, became the band's new bassist. Richling remained a member of the Wallflowers for the next two decades, until he left in 2013; the band continued to play club shows in Los Angeles through mid-1994. Shortly after Yanowitz's departure, the Wallflowers caught the attention of Tom Whalley and Jimmy Iovine of Interscope Records, who signed the band in 1995; the Wallflowers began recording their second album, Bringing Down the Horse in 1995. Around the time they began recording, founding member Tobi Miller left the band. A number of guitarists stepped in to finish the album. Bringing Down the Horse was produced by T Bone Burnett and the songs were written by Dylan; the album was released on May 21, 1996 and became the band's most successful album, reaching quadruple platinum status in the U. S. To promote the release, the band toured extensively through the rest of 1996 and through 1997; the Wallflowers now included drummer Mario Calire and guitarist Michael Ward, in addition to Dylan and Richling.

The band performed shows as headliners, as well as openers for acts such as Sheryl Crow in early 1997 and Counting Crows in the summer of 1997. They opened for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in January 1997, as well as for the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan in November 1997. In June 1997 Dylan was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone. In the issue's accompanying interview, Dylan spoke at length about his lineage for the first time. After touring for nearly two years, the Wallflowers took a short break before returning to the studio to record their third album. Dylan approached the songwriting process differently this time than he had for the Wallflowers' two previous albums, explaining that he didn't want to avoid the subject of his personal life, as he had done in the past: " was the first record that I realized that it's necessary and I have a right to write about anything that I want to write about. I'm not going to dance around these subjects anymore... I don't have any interest in writing songs that are defensive or that address anything that don't come to me but I realized that I needed to stop this nonsense of pretending t

Thule Site J

Thule Site J is a United States Air Force radar station in Greenland near Thule Air Base for missile warning and spacecraft tracking. The northernmost station of the Solid State Phased Array Radar System, the military installation was built as the 1st site of the RCA 474L Ballistic Missile Early Warning System and had 5 of 12 BMEWS radars; the station has the following structures: "EWR facility": structure with a Solid State Phased Array Radar System phased array radar BMEWS radar buildings: 3 of the 4 former AN/FPS-50 buildings, 1 AN/FPS-49A building Support structures: e.g. buildings with telecommunication equipment at the station's "support site" —15 major structures were complete in 1961 BMEWS General Operational Requirement 156 was issued on November 7, 1957 and on February 4, 1958. On January 14, 1958, the US announced its "decision to establish a Ballistic Missile Early Warning System" with Thule to be operational in 1959—total Thule and Clear Air Force Station costs in a May 1958 estimate were ~$800 million A World War II ship operated by the Burns & Roe company provided the Site J electrical and heating supplies until a powerplant was constructed years and water was from Thule AB via a branch to the site.

Kiewit was contracted for heavy construction, construction began in May 1958 The maintenance building with electric heat was the first building complete. The initial radar transmission from one of the scanner buildings was in August 1960. On the same date as the BMEWS Central Computer and Display Facility in the continental United States, "at midnight on 30 September 1960 achieved initial operational capability", a "shakedown" period followed which used the simplex MIP and voice transmission of data to the Colorado Springs' CC&DF. False alarms On October 5, 1960, when Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet Premier, was in New York, radar returns during Thule moonrise produced a false alarm On November 24, 1961, an AT&T operator error at their Black Forest Microwave Station northeast of Colorado Springs caused a BMEWS communications outage to the Ent AFB CC&DF and its output to Strategic Air Command The BRCS undersea cable from Greenland had been cut "presumably by fishing trawlers" in September and November 1961 --Hard Head missions for continual monitoring commenced in 1961 (the Bomb Alarm System had been installed at the Thule and Clear BMEWS sites by 10 February 1961.

After local interference and equipment problems were mitigated and a 72-hour test verified "the automatic rearward data transmission", the 1961 "authorization to begin automatic operation. By mid-1962, BMEWS "quick fixes" for ECCM had been installed for Thule "to recognize when it was being jammed."An RCA AN/FPS-49A Radar Set with specialized radome for Thule weather was installed by December 1963, Thule multipath testing was completed by May 1964. In 1967 when the system cost totalled $1.259 billion, BMEWS modification testing ended on May 15.

Cara Taylor

Cara Taylor is an American fashion model. Cara Taylor was raised in Huntsville, Alabama, she has one older brother. Taylor grew up playing sports, she played basketball and competed in high jump in track; as a kid she got to travel to England a lot. Taylor was discovered via Instagram, she debuted as an Alexander Wang exclusive in 2017. That season she walked in 41 shows for designers including Alberta Ferretti, Stella McCartney, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Céline, Ralph Lauren, Chanel and Versace, she has appeared in advertisements for Calvin Klein, Salvatore Ferragamo, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Mango, Coach New York, Saint Laurent, Diane von Fürstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Reebok. Taylor ranks as a "Top 50" model by

Unapologetically (EP)

Unapologetically is the debut EP by American drag queen Monét X Change, released on February 22, 2019, through Randall House. It was released following her win of season 4 of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, it was accompanied by a short film, for this reason, has been called a "visual EP". Monét X Change co-wrote all four tracks. Monét X Change told Vulture that she wanted to "move in a different direction" from her single "Soak It Up" and "make an album that speaks to the different makeups in my music library"; this influenced the tracks to be of different moods and styles, with a classical introductory track, two upbeat songs and a calmer closing track. She spoke of her desire for the release to help her to be seen as an artist and musician like Brazilian singer and drag queen Pabllo Vittar, while being influenced by artists like SZA, H. E. R. and Beyoncé. Billboard characterized the opening track as Monét X Change's "baritone, classically-trained opera chops singing'Ave Maria' underneath a spoken word that speaks to her inner struggle with religion".

Monét X Change said that she "channeled" Sylvester "up in that club in the'80s" with "that disco wig and the all white" for the upbeat "There for You", while saying about the following song, "Beyoncé": "Every gay man feels like they are Beyoncé. That's what that song leans into." The track was called a "club banger that summons the energy of Queen Bey herself" by The final track, "Gently", was described by Monét X Change as "a soft, sexy song" and by Billboard as a "nod to X Change’s enchantment with R&B". Credits sourced from Spotify