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Schiedam–Hoek van Holland railway

The Schiedam–Hoek van Holland railway is a former railway line and current rapid transit line of the Rotterdam Metro between Schiedam and Hoek van Holland along the Nieuwe Maas, in the west of the Netherlands. The line is an important freight railway, it is 24 kilometres long. On 17 August 1891, the first section between Schiedam Centrum and Maassluis was opened as a heavy-rail line; the section between Maassluis and Hoek van Holland Strand followed on 1 June 1893. In 1935, the entire route was electrified; the Stena Line provides a ferry service to Harwich International Port in Harwich, from the Hoek van Holland Haven station. Other international train services used the line, as far as Moscow or Berlin. Since the opening of the Channel Tunnel in 1994, the importance of this line has decreased sharply. On 31 March 2017, the final passenger trains of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen ran on the line and they have been replaced by a temporary bus service until the line reopened in 2019 as part of the Rotterdam Metro.

The overhead electrification system has been converted to 750 V DC and the railway stations to metro standards. In Maassluis, a new station, Steendijkpolder, is built, but plans for additional intermediate stations in Schiedam and Hoek van Holland have not been specified; the Hoek van Holland Strand station will be moved closer to the beach, as the name suggests. Until 2017, there were five Sprinter trains per hour from Rotterdam Centraal station to Maassluis West and half-hourly services to Hoek van Holland Haven. In the peak season, all trains terminating at Maassluis West were extended to Hoek van Holland Haven, the service between Rotterdam Centraal and Vlaardingen Centrum was increased to every 7.5 minutes. Service to Hoek van Holland Strand was only provided every hour during the summer months. Between April 2017 and February 2018, four rail-replacement bus lines run alongside the regular bus lines; these services were being operated by RET. Rail-replacement services were scheduled to run only until September 2017.

These include more soil contamination and asbestos than anticipated as well as finding cables which had not been documented during preliminary investigations and which had to be removed or, for the ones which were still active, moved. Metro line B from Nesselande runs with 10-minute intervals from Schiedam to Hoek van Holland Haven, half of which will terminate at Maassluis Steendijkpolder. Furthermore, metro line A provides a service from Binnenhof to Vlaardingen West during peak hours; the line will remain open to freight trains, retaining a connection to the national rail network at Schiedam. The line was reopened on 30 september 2019, in a test period of four weeks. On 1 november 2019, the track got an official reopening. Schiedam Centrum Schiedam Nieuwland Vlaardingen Oost Vlaardingen Centrum Vlaardingen West Maassluis Maassluis West Steendijkpolder Hoek van Holland Haven Hoek van Holland Strand Stena Line Information about the Hoekse Lijn from RET Information about the Hoekse Lijn project

Kiço Mustaqi

Kiço Mustaqi was a former Albanian general and politician of the Albanian Party of Labour. He served as Chief of the General Staff of Albanian Armed Forces, the last Minister of Defence of the communist era in Albania, was a member of the Politburo. Mustaqi was born in a Peçë village of Sarandë District, he was of Greek ethnicity. He left the village at the age of 13, moving in Kuçovë to follow the school there, entered the Skanderbeg Military High School in Tirana where he graduated as a military officer in 1960, at the eve of the Soviet-Albanian split, he joined the Albanian People's Army serving in a remote military establishment, returning to Tirana where he worked for 4 years at the same military school he graduated from. During 1964-1967, he studied at the "Mehmet Shehu Military Academy", he worked in in Tropojë by the end of 1966, Chief of General Staff of the Offensive Brigade and Commander of the Offensive Brigade in 1968-1969, following in Vau i Dejës as Commander of the Infantry Brigade.

In 1974, he became Director of the Military Praparation in the Ministry of Defence. Two years Commander of the Military Corpus of Tirana. Following three years he served as Operative Commander of the Albanian Army, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Albanian Army. In 1982, he became Chief of the General Staff. In 1974, Mustaqi was selected for the first time as a representative in the People's Assembly as part of the eighth legislative term until the 12th legislature in 1992. During mid-80's, he was appointed First Deputy Minister of Defence. During the 9th Congress of the Party in November 1986, he succeeded as candidate-member of the Politburo of the Party of Labour of Albania, rose in July 1990 as member of the Politburo, where he remained until June 1991. On 9 July 1990, he became the successor of Prokop Murra as Minister of Defense in the government of Prime Minister Adil Çarçani, he held this position until 22 February 1991, but was elected again in the successive government of Fatos Nano until May 12, 1991.

During this time, he sought in the course of political events and the upcoming collapse of communism to a closer association with the actual military to the political leadership, so as to preserve the power of the Party. However, after emerging riots in February 1991 by the democratic opposition, Mustaqi was replaced by a civilian politician at the same time with the Minister of Internal Affairs Hekuran Isai, of Foreign Affairs Reis Malile, of Justice Enver Halili. Mustaqi emigrated soon-after in Greece, worked there as a premises security personnel for a private security company in Athens, before returning to Albania together with his two sons. In June 1996, a special court was brought in Tirana against him, he was accused of inciting a military coup-d'etat in the Military Academy of Tirana on 22 February 1991. Co-defendants were the commander Arsen Stroka, the former political commissar of the Military Academy Ksenofon Coni; the defendants were responsible having commanded on 20 February 1991 the students of the Military Academy an intervention against the crackdown on riots that spread after the fall of the statue of Enver Hoxha.

Three people were killed. In addition, he was accused of espionage on behalf of Greece. On July 19, 1996, he received a prison sentence of five years, which he never served anyway. Kiço Mustaqi Minsitri i Mbrojtjes midis dy sistemeve, Albert Zholi, Botimet Toena, Tirana, 2011. ISBN 9789994316960 Dosja 1990-1991, dëshmia e Kiço Mustaqit, Robert Goro, Alb-Diorasis, Athens, 2004. OCLC 58447784

Långseruds kyrka

Långseruds kyrka is a church in Kyrkebol, Sweden within Säffle Municipality. It is the main church in Långserud's parish; the church lies near Aspen's southern beach. Within Långserud parish there were in the Middle Ages three churches and chapels namely Åstenskogs Church, Lönnskogs Chapel and Långseruds Church; the first two were abandoned in the Middle Ages or right after the Reformation. At the archaeological inspections in 1959 there were discoveries at the deserted churches the foundation of a wooden church with long houses and narrower chancel; the medieval church site in Långserud is still in use. The modern church in Långserud was built in the 17th century and has been rebuilt both in the 18th and 19th centuries; the restorations in the 20th century made. The Långserud Church's woodwork has its origin in the 17th century; the church's interior and exterior has its style on the most important parts of the church from the 18th- and 19th century. The paint and drapery is from the 18th century.

The gallery and benches are from 19th century. Baptismal font: The baptismal font is made of brass and crafted by artisan Lars Holmström in Arvika and was donated to the church in Långserud in the 1940s. Pulpit: The pulpit is from the mid-1600s and is decorated by a so-called flat cutting, it was replaced in 1886 for a new pulpit from a style of that time. In 1925 the old pulpit was reinstalled and the pulpit from 1886 was placed on the grandstand. Reredos: The upper part of this reredos is the oldest. Crafted in 1735 by sculptor Nils Falk The year after it was painted by Magnus Hasselbom and Hans Georg Schüffner; the lower part of was built in 1780 by Erik Jonaeus. Until the mid-1800s there was a crucifix, stored in the church in Långserud, donated by an officer who resided in Långserud. In 1868 it was bought by antiquity commissioner Nils Gabriel Djurklou. Nowadays it is stored in the historical museum in Stockholm; the crucifix was made around the 1500s to 1600s. Säffle Municipality Diocese of Karlstad

Robert Freitag

Robert Peter Freytag, known professionally as Robert Freitag, was an Austrian-Swiss stage and screen actor and film director. Freitag was the son of the Swiss opera singer Otto Freitag, he was trained as an actor at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. During the Nazi era, he went to Switzerland, where he was active as an actor at the Schauspielhaus Zürich. In 1945, he married the German actress Maria Becker, who had studied acting in Vienna and who since had been at the Schauspielhaus Zürich, which had benefitted from the presence of German émigrés during the Second World War. Becker became a Swiss citizen by marrying Freitag. In 1949, Freitag began participating in the Salzburg Festival, he performed, among other places, at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus and the Hamburger Kammerspiele, both in Hamburg. With his wife Maria Becker and the German stage actor Will Quadflieg, he founded the Zürcher Schauspieltruppe in 1956 in Zürich, where he was a part-time administrator; that troupe performed in the United States.

On stage, he played many modern roles. Beginning in 1941, he appeared in films— in particular in the starring role in William Tell, he appeared on television. Freitag and Maria Becker were divorced in 1966, but they continued to work together in the travelling theater company Schauspieltruppe Zürich that they had founded, they had three sons, two of whom -- Oliver Tobias -- became actors. In 1994, Freitag's autobiography, Es wollt mir behagen, mit Lachen die Wahrheit zu sagen was published by Pendo Verlag. In 2001, at the age of 85, he had a role in the made-for-TV film Die Liebenden vom Alexanderplatz, directed by Detlef Rönfeldt. Freitag's second marriage, to the German actress Maria Sebaldt, lasted from 1966 until his death, they lived in Bavaria. They had a daughter. Robert Freitag on IMDb

The Live Series: Songs of Love

The Live Series: Songs of Love is a live album by Bruce Springsteen released in August 2019 as a digital download. The album is composed of live songs from 1975-2016 at various different shows throughout Springsteen's career with and without the E Street Band; this was the fourth album in a four part series that followed The Live Series: Songs of the Road, The Live Series: Songs of Friendship and The Live Series: Songs of Hope. "She's the One" - 5:48 "4th of July, Asbury Park" - 7:04 "Rosalita" - 11:42 "Fade Away" - 9:27 "I Wanna Marry You" - 7:41 "I'm on Fire" - 4/23/88) - 4:12 "Tougher Than the Rest" - 6:14 "Brilliant Disguise" - 5:09 "Human Touch" - 7:39 "IF I Should Fall Behind" - 6:29 "For You" - 5:42 "Tunnel of Love" - 3:52 "Back in Your Arms" - 11:22 "Secret Garden" - 4:55 "Save My Love" - 6:20