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Amaya School of Home Industries

Amaya School of Home Industries is a public high school located at Sahud-Ulan, Cavite, Philippines. The school was established by virtue of Republic Act No. 3987, approved on June 18, 1964. It is one of the pioneer school in Cavite province that offers quality education in terms of technical skills development. ASHI is one of the most competitive school in Tech-Voc expositions, campus journalism, academic contests. Amaya School of Home Industries in Sahud-Ulan, Cavite was created under Republic Act No. 3987 sponsored by Cong. Justiniano Montano, a native of Barangay Amaya, Cavite; this bill was approved by Congress on June 18, 1964, it was opened on June 1971 with the amount of P70,000 for its initial operation. It was disseminated by a Division Memo No. 21, dated May 11, 1971. Awaiting the completion of documents and construction of buildings, the students were temporarily housed at Amaya Elementary School under the principalship of Mrs. Corazon Arayata; the school's former name was Amaya Community High School.

The last two levels, 1st and 2nd year were transferred to the new site after the completion of the 2-storey room. On April 3, 1972, in preparation for the opening of classes SY 1972-1973, the Amaya School of Home Industries was born, it offered two programs: the Vocational secondary school program and Out-of-School Youth and Adult Education program. The Vocational Secondary Program started with an initial enrolment of 133 students who were handled by seven teachers while the Out-of-School Youth had ninety OSY and seven adults enrolled in Home Industries in taking up dressmaking, shell craft and woodcraft handled by local technicians and instructors hired for three six months; the administrative and supervisory personnel were composed of the Home Industries training supervisor, accounting clerk and janitor Amaya School of Home Industries is a Public Technical-Vocational High School which implements education programs in accordance with its curriculum Strengthened Technical - Vocational Education Program – Competency Based Curriculum.


Mid North Coast Correctional Centre

The Mid North Coast Correctional Centre, an Australian minimum to medium security prison for males and females, is located in Aldavilla, West Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia, 455 kilometres north of Sydney. The facility is operated by Corrective Services NSW, an agency of the Department of Attorney General and Justice, of the Government of New South Wales; the Centre accepts sentenced and unsentenced felons under New South Wales and/or Commonwealth legislation. Built on an old Aboriginal site, a sacred area to the Dunghutti nation, the centre was opened by the Premier, Bob Carr, in July 2004. Rodney Adler – disgraced businessman. Austin Allan Hughes – co–convicted for the 1994 murder of John Ashfield, aged six years. Bronson Blessington - At the age of just 14 was sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the 1988 murder of Janine Balding Punishment in Australia Mid North Coast Correctional Centre website


Barleywood is a farm in Jefferson County, West Virginia, on land once owned by Samuel Washington, brother of George Washington. The farm is close to Samuel's manor house, from which the Barleywood property was subdivided in 1841; the Barleywood house was built in 1842, as well as several outbuildings. The house has suffered from vandalism; the Washington family acquired extensive holdings in Virginia during the 1770s. Samuel Washington's Harewood estate comprised 3,800 acres, which were subsequently subdivided by his heirs into at least six smaller estates: Barleywood, Cedar Lawn, Locust Hill, Richwood Hall and Sulgrave; the farms produced tobacco with slave labor, but shifted to grain production. George Steptoe Washington inherited Harewood from his father in 1781, but died in 1809 at the age of 37, his son, William Temple Washington received the portion containing Barleywood by subdivision as the Harewood property was shared among the heirs. Further subdivisions ensued, William sold the future Harewood property to his daughter Millicent and her husband, Robert G. McPherson.

The house was built about 1842. The household in 1850 consisted of Robert and Millicent, their four children, two servant girls, ten slaves; the McPhersons sold Barleywood to Humphrey Keyes in 1853 for $12,203. At the same time Keyes bought William T. Washington's adjoining Megwillie estate, whose house had burned. During the American Civil War and surrounding estates were the scene of skirmishes in August 1864. After the death of Keyes in 1875 and his wife Jane in 1879, the farm passed to their daughters, who never lived there, renting them to tenants; the tenant house was built about 1900 to house farm workers, the granary was built at about the same time. Unlike many nearby farms, the Barleywood estate was not converted to orchard use. Susan Keyes Ambler died in 1925, the farm passed to her children. Parcels of the farm were sold off by her heirs in 1952 and 1956; the house was not occupied after the 1960s. By 2006 much of the land was developed for residential use, the house was to be restored.

The 1842 house is a two-story, three bay brick structure with Greek Revival elements and a side hall double-parlor plan. A subsidiary two-story service wing is attached to the east side, set back from the front. Several porches were once present, but have been lost to deterioration and vandalism, as has some of the interior plaster and woodwork; the stair and entrance hall runs the depth of the east side, with two parlors to the west, separated by large doors. A door behind the stairs leads to the service wing; the second floor follows the same plan, with a small room added in front of the stairs. A single attic room is finished with plaster. There is a stone basement; the service wing has a kitchen in the cellar, with single rooms on the second floors. Outbuildings include a cistern, located next to the kitchen, a smokehouse, both dated to 1842. Ruins of an 1840s barn are located to the northwest of the house. A pumphouse and a granary date to 1900. Close to the main road, a two-story wood frame tenant house exists, though extensively damaged by fire.

Barleywood was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 24, 2007

Trans-Sahelian Highway

The Trans-Sahelian Highway or Trans-Sahel Highway is a transnational highway project to pave and ease border formalities on a highway route through the southern fringes of the Sahel region in West Africa between Dakar, Senegal in the west and Ndjamena, Chad, in the east. Alternative names for the highway are the Dakar-Ndjamena Highway or Ndjamena-Dakar Highway and it is Trans-African Highway 5 in the Trans-African Highway network; the highway passes though seven countries and five national capitals, links regions of similar climate and environment which have cultural and trade links going back centuries. It is one of two east-west transnational links in West Africa and runs inland from and, for most of its length parallel to the Trans–West African Coastal Highway with a separation of about 900 km; the Trans-Sahelian Highway has a length of about 4,500 km running through Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger and the far northern tip of Cameroon, ending at Ndjamena just inside the western border of Chad.

All but about 775 km in western Mali, has been paved, but extensive sections elsewhere require rehabilitation or are under reconstruction. Most of the route uses existing national highways, but an optional route requires construction of a new road between Senegal and Mali; the cities and countries served, status of the road are as follows: In Senegal, Dakar to Tambacounda, 462 km, paved, 315 km in poor condition. Linking Senegal and Mali between Tambacounda and Bamako, two options were proposed in the 2005 consultants' reporta shorter more direct southern route via Saraya and Kita, about 825 km, using about 300 km of road paved in the 1990s of which most was in good condition, requiring construction of 345 km of new road and the paving of 180 km of earth road. In south-eastern Mail, Bamako to Sikasso via Bougouni, 374 km, paved before 1990 and in fair condition. Sikasso to Koloko at the Burkina Faso border, paved and in fair condition. Burkina Faso section: 862 km via Bobo-Dioulasso, Koupéla, Fada Ngourma, paved and in good condition except for 120 km paved section before the Niger border, due to be rehabilitated in 2003-5.

Nigeria section: 972 km, all paved and in fair condition, via Katsina, Kari and Dikwa. The short Cameroon section consists of an 85 km unpaved gravel road from the Nigerian border to Maltam, impassable in the wet season; the 25 km section from Maltam to Kousseri at the Chad border is paved and is used by Chadian traffic. Chad: the highway is complete except for the last 150km from Abeche to the Sudanese border town of Adre and a small gap within the city limits of Mongo, it is in need of some maintenance in some areas. There is regular bus service from the capital NDjamena to Abeche every day. Alternative routes at the eastern end: the alternative to the unpaved section through Cameroon is a route which adds about 200 km on paved roads via Bama in Nigeria and Mora and Waza in Cameroon. An alternative route of about 1,400 km between Niger and Chad, by-passing Nigeria, will be possible when a proposed new road around the north and east of Lake Chad is built connecting Ndjamena to Nguigmi, about 60 km inside Niger.

Nguigmi is connected by a paved road via Zinder to Maradi. The Trans-Sahelian Highway intersects with the following Trans-African Highways: TAH 1 =Cairo-Dakar Highway}} in Dakar TAH 7 in Dakar TAH 2 in Kano, Nigeria TAH 6 in Ndjamena, with which it will form a complete east-west crossing of the continent of 8,715 km; the northern regions of Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Benin are close to the Trans-Sahelian Highway, which may be used to by travellers between those regions in preference to the Trans–West African Coastal Highway further south. Paved roads connect the Trans-Sahelian and West African Coastal Highways through Côte d'Ivoire Ghana Togo Benin Nigeria. Trans–West African Coastal Highway Trans-Sahara Highway Trans-African Highway network African Development Bank/United Nations Economic Commission For Africa: "Review of the Implementation Status of the Trans African Highways and the Missing Links: Volume 2: Description of Corridors". August 14, 2003. Retrieved 14 July 2007. Michelin Motoring and Tourist Map: "Africa North and West".

Michelin Travel Publications, Paris, 2000

York Rally

The York Rally South Africa, is an international rally racing event organised by the South African Motorsport Club based in the Mpumalanga Province in South Africa. The event is a round of the South African Rally Championship; the event was first ran in 1992 as a round of the South African championship with local drivers dominating the event's history. The event turned international in 2011 upon South Africa's re-entry to the African Rally Championship. Multiple South African champion Jan Habig is the most successful driver in the rally's history with six wins over an eight year period from 1999 to 2006, all in Volkswagen Polos. Enzo Kuun and Serge Damseaux each have four wins; the rally was known as the Sasol Rally via a sponsorship arrangement with Sasol. In 2017 York Timbers took over sponsorship of the rally. Sourced in part from: Official website African Rally Championship Motorsport South Africa