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List of state highways in California

This is a list of state highways in the U. S. state of California that have existed since the 1964 renumbering. It includes routes that were defined by the California State Legislature but never built, as well as routes that have been relinquished to local governments, it does not include the few routes that were relinquished before 1964 or the larger number of sign routes that were renumbered in or before 1964. Each state highway in California is maintained by the California Department of Transportation and is assigned a Route number in the Streets and Highways Code. Under the code, the state assigns a unique Route X to each highway, does not differentiate between state, US, or Interstate highways. U. S. Routes and Interstate Highways that traverse California are defined in the California Streets and Highways code as state routes; this list does not include these state routes. A few cases exist, such as SR 110, where a defined California State Route overlaps with a federally defined Interstate Highway, while the remaining portion is signed as a state highway.

This table only addresses. Lengths for each state route were measured as they existed during the 1964 state highway renumbering, do not reflect the current mileage; the years listed reflect when the route was affected by legislative action, this is not the same year as the actual construction or signing changes to the route. Most notably, SR 275 was deleted from the Streets and Highways Code in 1996, but remained maintained until it was added back in 2010. Concurrences are not explicitly codified in the Streets and Highways Code. For example, the I-80/I-580 concurrency, known as the Eastshore Freeway, is only listed under Route 80 in the highway code while the definition of Route 580 is broken into non-contiguous segments; when a highway is broken into such segments, the total length recorded by Caltrans only reflects those non-contiguous segments and does not include those overlaps that would be required to make the route continuous. Some highways are not contiguous as the state has relinquished control of small sections to local governments.

The stated length of the highway may not reflect the portions under local control. California Roads portal Media related to State highways in California at Wikimedia Commons

Janette Husárová

Janette Husárová is a retired Slovak professional tennis player. On 13 January 2003, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 31. On 21 April 2003, she peaked at world number 3 in the doubles rankings, she won the WTA Tour Championships women's doubles title in 2002 partnering with Russian Elena Dementieva. With Dementieva she reached final of US Open doubles competition in the same year, losing to Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suárez. Playing for Slovakia at the Fed Cup, Husárová has a win–loss 17–12, she was a member of the Slovak team winning the Fed Cup together with Daniela Hantuchová in 2002. In her career, Husárová has won 25 WTA Tour doubles titles and four singles and sixteen doubles titles on the ITF tour during her career, including the season-ending championships and three Tier I tournaments, she reached her highest ranking in 2003. In February 2016 Husárová announced her retirement from professional tennis. Janette Husárová at the Women's Tennis Association Janette Husárová at the International Tennis Federation Janette Husárová at the Fed Cup

Le Conte pear

The Le Conte pear is a deciduous pear tree growing to 8m. It is not frost tender; the flowers are pollinated by insects. The fruit is edible raw or cooked; the flesh resembles that of the Asian pear. The fruit can be eaten as soon as it is picked, can store for several days to several months, it is cooked in pies and preserves. The fruit is 5 cm wide; the pear is named after John Eatton Le Conte, who introduced it to Georgia in 1856. "Pyrus x lecontei Le Conte Pear PFAF Plant Database". Retrieved 2018-11-29. Le Conte, John Eatton. Adicks, Richard. Le Conte's Report on East Florida. Gainesville: University Presses of Florida. P. 6. ISBN 0813005884. OCLC 3017021

Tibor Rubin

Tibor "Ted" Rubin was a Hungarian-born United States Army soldier. A Holocaust survivor who emigrated to the United States in 1948, he fought in the Korean War and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the war, as a combatant and a prisoner of war. Rubin received the award from President George W. Bush on September 23, 2005, 55 years after the Korean war. Rubin was nominated for various military decorations, but was overlooked because of antisemitism by a superior. Fellow soldiers who filed affidavits supporting Rubin's nomination for the Medal of Honor said that Rubin's sergeant "was an anti-Semite who gave Rubin dangerous assignments in hopes of getting him killed". In November, 2016, President Obama signed legislation renaming the Long Beach California VA Medical Center after Rubin. Rubin was born on June 18, 1929, in Pásztó, a Hungarian town with a Jewish population of 120 families, one of six children of shoemaker Ferenc Rubin; when Tibor was 13, Ferenc and Rosa Rubin tried to send him to safety in neutral Switzerland, but he was caught and sent to the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria.

He was liberated 14 months by American combat troops. Both of his parents and his two sisters perished in the Holocaust. Rubin settled in New York and worked first as a shoemaker, he apprenticed as a butcher at Michael Bela Wilhelm's Hungarian butcher shop on Third Avenue in the Yorkville neighborhood for about a year. In 1949, he tried to enlist in the U. S. Army, he failed the English language test, but tried again in 1950 and passed with some judicious help from two fellow test-takers. By July 1950, Private First Class Rubin found himself fighting in South Korea with I Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, First Cavalry Division. According to lengthy affidavits submitted by nearly a dozen men who served with Rubin in South and North Korea self-described "country boys" from the South and Midwest, an antisemitic sergeant named Arthur Peyton "volunteered" Rubin for the most dangerous patrols and missions. During one mission, according to the testimonies of his comrades, Rubin secured a needed route of retreat for his rifle company by single-handedly defending a hill for 24 hours against waves of North Korean soldiers.

For this and other acts of bravery, Rubin was recommended four times for the Medal of Honor by two of his commanding officers. Both officers were killed in action shortly afterwards, but not before ordering Rubin's sergeant to begin the necessary paperwork recommending Rubin for the Medal of Honor; some of Rubin's comrades were present and witnessed the order being issued, all are convinced that Peyton deliberately ignored his orders. "I believe, in my heart, that would have jeopardized his own safety rather than assist in any way whatsoever in the awarding of the Medal of Honor to a person of Jewish descent", wrote Corporal Harold Speakman in a notarized affidavit. Towards the end of October 1950, massive Chinese troop concentrations had crossed the border into North Korea and were attacking the unprepared American troops now trapped far inside North Korea. Most of Rubin's regiment had been captured. Rubin wounded, was captured and spent the next 30 months in a prisoner of war camp. Faced with constant hunger and disease, most of the GIs gave up.

"No one wanted to help anyone. Everybody was for himself", wrote Leo A. Cormier Jr. a former sergeant and POW. The exception was Rubin; every evening, Rubin would sneak out of the prison camp to steal food from the Chinese and North Korean supply depots, knowing that he would be shot if caught. "He shared the food evenly among the GIs," Cormier wrote. "He took care of us, nursed us, carried us to the latrine... he did many good deeds, which he told us were mitzvahs in the Jewish tradition... he was a religious Jew and helping his fellow men was the most important thing to him". The survivors of the prison war camp credited Rubin with keeping them alive and saving at least 40 American soldiers. Rubin refused his captors' repeated offers of repatriation to Hungary, by behind the Iron Curtain. In 1993, a study was commissioned by the United States Army to investigate racial discrimination in the awarding of medals. In 2001, after considering the case of Leonard M. Kravitz, Congress directed the military to further review certain cases.

The ensuing investigation showed that Rubin had been the subject of discrimination due to his religion and should have received the Medal of Honor. In 2005, President George W. Bush presented the Medal of Honor to Rubin in a ceremony at the White House, for his actions in 1950 during the Korean War. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty: Corporal Tibor Rubin distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism during the period from July 23, 1950, to April 20, 1953, while serving as a rifleman with Company I, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division in the Republic of Korea. While his unit was retreating to the Pusan Perimeter, Corporal Rubin was assigned to stay behind to keep open the vital Taegu-Pusan Road link used by his withdrawing unit. During the ensuing battle, overwhelming numbers of North Korean troops assaulted a hill defended by Corporal Rubin, he inflicted a staggering number of casualties on the attacking force during his personal 24-hour battle, single-handedly slowing the enemy advance and allowing the 8th Cavalry Regiment to complete its withdrawal successfully.

Following the breakout from the Pusan Perimeter, the 8th Cavalry Regiment proceeded northward and advanced into North Korea. During the advance, he helped capture several hundred North Korean soldiers. On October 30, 1950, Chine

Terrorist incidents in Pakistan in 2008

In 2008, the country saw 40 terrorist attacks, which caused 154 fatalities and 256 injuries. 10 January:- 24 people were killed and 73 injured in a suicide attack when the policemen were deliberately targeted outside Lahore High Court before the scheduled lawyer's protest against the government in provincial capital of Lahore. This attack was first of its kind in Lahore since the start of War on Terrorism. 14 January:- At least 10 people were killed and over 50 wounded when a bomb exploded in Quaidabad. The bomb was planted on a bicycle and it went off during wee hours in a vegetable market in Karachi. 17 January:- At least 12 people were killed and 25 others injured, three of them critically, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the crowded Mirza Qasim Baig Imambargah in Mohalla Janghi, Kohati in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa capital city of Peshawar. 4 February:- At least 10 people were killed and 27 others injured, when a suicide bomber crashed his bike into an armed forces bus carrying students and officials of Army Medical College, near the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

This became the eleventh attack on Pakistan Army, fourth in Rawalpindi near GHQ, first of its kind on medical students. 9 February:- At least 25 people died and 35 were injured after a powerful explosion hit an opposition election rally in Charsadda in the north-western Pakistan. The attack targeted ANP, a secular party, one of whose leaders, Fazal-ur-Rehman Atakhail, was assassinated 7 February in Karachi triggering widespread protests. Possible conspirators of the latest attack could be the Islamist Taliban-al-Qaeda nexus operating in the northwestern Pakistan. 11 February:- A suicide attack on a public meeting in Miranshah, North Waziristan left at least eight people dead and a dozen wounded, including a candidate for the National Assembly. It was the second attack on ANP's election gathering in two days. 16 February:- A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle on the election meeting of Pakistan Peoples Party, the party of the slain former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Parachinar, Kurram Agency in northwestern Pakistan.

The attack left 150 injured according to Interior Ministry of Pakistan. It was the fourth such attack on PPP's political workers within a year. 18 February:- At least 24 people were killed and nearly 200 were injured in election-related violence across the country on the eve of Pakistani general election, Aaj TV reported. 22 February:- A roadside bomb near the town of Matta, Swat District, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa killed at least 13 members of a wedding party and left about a dozen injured. An army spokesman said. Women and children were among the casualties. 25 February:- Pakistan Army's top medic Lt Gen Mushtaq Baig was killed, along with the driver and security guard, when a suicide attack ripped apart the vehicle he was travelling in at 2:45pm local time near Army General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. At least 5 other passersby were killed and 20 injured in the incident. Gen Baig was the highest-ranking officer to be killed in Pakistan since the 9/11 attacks; this attack was the twelfth such incidence against the Army and fifth one near GHQ. 29 February:- As many as 38 people were killed and 75 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in Mingora, Swat District on Friday during the funeral of a senior police officer, killed hours earlier in Lakki Marwat in southern part of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The police DSP was killed along with three other policemen when their vehicle was hit in a roadside bomb earlier in the day. Witnesses said the suicide attack took place when a police party was presenting a gun salute in honour of the slain police officer in a school ground in Mingora town at about 8 pm. 2 March:- At least 42 people were killed and 58 injured in a suicide attack, when the bomber struck the meeting of tribal elders and local officials in the town of Darra Adam Khel, a few miles south of Peshawar. The town of Darra was the center of violent clashes earlier in January when the militants took over the Kohat Tunnel that connected Peshawar with Kohat. After the onslaught of security forces to take back the tunnel, the fighting resulted in the deaths of 13 troops and 70 militants. 4 March:- Eight persons were killed and 24 others injured when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in the parking area of the Pakistan Navy War College located in the city of Lahore. It was the first time a Pakistani naval institution was targeted by the militants since the ongoing War on Terrorism in Pakistan in general and post-Lal Masjid siege in particular.

This attack on War College was carried out by two suicide attackers, the first one to clear the way for the second one. 11 March:- At least 24 people were killed and more than 200 wounded in twin suicide bombings in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore. One of the attacks ripped apart Federal Investigation Agency building killing 21, including 16 policemen; the other one hit the posh locality of Model Town, exploding close to Bilawal House, associated with PPP leaders Benazir Bhutto and her husband Asif Ali Zardari. 15 March:- An attack occurred when a bomb was hurled over a wall surrounding an Islamabad restaurant. Four of the 12 people wounded in the bombing were U. S. FBI agents. In addition to wounding the agents, the explosion killed a Turkish woman and wounded a fifth American, three Pakistanis, a person from the United Kingdom and someone from Japan. 9 April:- Riots in Karachi kill 9 people and wound many others with 40 vehicles getting torched after two groups of lawyers scuffle that begin after PML-Q leaders, former CM Sindh Arbab Ghulam Rahim and former federal mi

Dimiter Tzantchev

Dimiter Tzantchev is a Bulgarian diplomat, Permanent representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to the European union. President of COREPER II - January 1 - June 30, 2018. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria on September 28, 1966, his father, Tzantcho Tzantchev was a renowned director of photography in the Bulgarian cinema who has created some of the most popular Bulgarian films in 1960's, 1970's and 1980's. In his childhood Dimiter appeared in supporting roles in some of his father's films, his mother Lidia originates from the oldest founding families in the well known neighborhoods of the Bulgarian capital's Sofia Boyana and Gorna Banya. Married to Stanislava Tzantcheva, they have a daughter Elena. 1985 - graduated with Gold medal from the French Language Lycee in Sofia. 1992 - Master of Art in Arab studies from Sofia University "Saint Kliment Ohridski", graduated summa cum laude. 2002 - Master of Laws, specialized in International law and international relations, from Sofia University "Saint Kliment Ohridski".

2006 - graduated from the High Level course of the European Security and Defense College in Brussels. 1995 - specialization in Diplomatic practice and International negotiations at the Institut International d'Administration Publique in Paris. 2004-2005 - training courses in Chairing international meetings, UN documentation and Negotiation skills at the UNITAR. From March 2012 — Ambassador, Permanent representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to the European union. 2010-2012 — Vice-Minister of Foreign affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, Chair of the National Committee UNESCO. 2008-2010 — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the State of Israel. 2005-2008 — Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria. 2005 — Head of NATO and ESDP Department at the Ministry of Foreign affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria. 2002-2005 — Ambassador, Permanent representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United Nations Office and the other international organizations in Geneva.

2001-2002 — Foreign Policy Secretary to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Petar Stoyanov. 1999-2001 — Head of Middle East and North Africa Department at the Ministry of Foreign affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria. 1996-1999 — Deputy Head of Mission, Head of the Political Affairs and Press section at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Israel 1993-1996 — Desk Officer for Iraq and Gulf countries at the Ministry of Foreign affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria 1992-1993 — Editor at the Bulgarian National Radio Vice-president of the United Nations Compensations Committee - 2002-2004. President of the Trade and Development Board of UNCTAD - 2002-2003. President of the Coordination Committee of WIPO - 2003-2004. Chair of the 5th Conference on the conventional weapons - 2003. Member of the Governing Board of the Geneva Center for Security Policy - 2002-2005. Member of the Governing Board of the Center for democratic control on the armed forces - 2003-2005. Supporting role as Prince Svetoslav Terter's nephew in the film "Князът", 1970, dir.

Petar B. Vasilev Recurring role as Kircho in the film "Фильо и Макензен", 1978, dir. Dimitar Petrov Supporting role as Railway worker's son in the film "Топло", 1979, dir. Vladimir Yanchev