Lome Fa'atau is a rugby union player. The speedy winger is recognisable by his traditional Samoan tattoo. Before his rugby career took off, he attended St. Patrick's College in Wellington, where he was a star basketball player for his college team, it was not until he left college did he begin playing rugby union for the local club Marist St. Pat's, where he made his debut in the third grade division at fullback, he made his provincial debut in the 1999 season of the National Provincial Championship in New Zealand, playing for Wellington. The next year he became the leading try scorer for the province that season; the following year he returned to his old province in Wellington. In 2002 he played for the Hurricanes in the international Super 12 competition. Two years he joined the Chiefs before returning to the Hurricanes, he made his debut for Manu Samoa in 2002. Fa'atau played on the wing in all matches for Samoa in the 2003 World Cup in Australia, except for the match against Georgia, Fa'atau scored one try during the World Cup.
Fa'atau describes his best rugby memory as making the Manu Samoa team. The Hurricanes made it to the 2006 Super 14 final, where they went down to the Crusaders in bizarre weather. Although not finishing as champions, Fa'atau was not only the top try scorer for the Hurricanes, but the lead try scorer of the season amassing a total a grand total of 10 tries through a combination of graceful, elusive yet blisteringly fast running. Fa'atau joined Scottish side Glasgow after the 2007 Rugby World Cup. After an indifferent two seasons with Glasgow he joined Nice who play in Federale 1 in France, plays with former internationals Dan Luger, Ross Beattie, Kevin Yates and Mark McHugh, England coach Martin Johnson's brother Will Johnson who used to play for Leicester Tigers. Lome is a committed Christian and wears the initial "J" and "C" on his wristbands every match, his brother Eneliko Fa'atau plays rugby and is the player/coach for the Irish Lenister league division club Dundalk. Lome is coaching Percy Park RFC in North Shields, Tyne & Wear.
Enrique Dupuy de Lôme
Enrique Dupuy de Lôme was a Spanish ambassador to the United States. In the De Lôme Letter, he mocked U. S. President William McKinley, attacked McKinley's policies, regarded McKinley as a weak president. Cuban rebels intercepted the letter, on February 9, 1898, the letter was published in US newspapers; that contributed to the Spanish–American War, which started on April 25, 1898. Dupuy de Lôme was appointed Minister from Spain to the United States for the second time in May 1885, he was Commissioner to the Columbian Exposition. His wife and the Duchess of Veragua represented the Queen Regent of Spain at this exposition. Dupuy de Lôme had large diplomatic experience, having represented his country in London, Paris and Brussels. At all the legations, he was accompanied by his wife, she was a typical Spanish woman, with dark penetrating eyes, abundant dark hair, a tall, well-formed figure. She was married when she was seventeen years of age. Most of her life since was spent in foreign legations. Besides her native tongue she was a good English scholar.
Their two sons at the ages of nine and eleven, spoke four languages. Mario G. Losano, Viaggiatori spagnoli nel Giappone occidentalizzato. Spanish travelers in Japan westernized, "2012, n. 2, pp. 150–168. Works by or about Enrique Dupuy de Lôme at Internet Archive
Henri Dupuy de Lôme
Stanislas Charles Henri Dupuy de Lôme was a French naval architect. He was the son of a naval officer and was born in Ploemeur near Lorient, Brittany, in western France, he was educated at the École Polytechnique and ENSTA. He was active during the 1840–1870 period. After finishing his professional education, he went to England about 1842, made a thorough study of iron shipbuilding and steam navigation, he wrote a report, subsequently published under the title of Mémoire sur la construction des bâtiments en fer in 1844. After his return from England, Dupuy de Lôme started work at the arsenal in Toulon. At the time the only armed steamships in the French Navy were propelled by paddle-wheels, there was great opposition to the introduction of steam power into line-of-battle ships; the paddle-wheel was seen to be unsuited to such large fighting vessels, there was no confidence in the screw. Dupuy de Lôme had studied the details of the Great Britain, which he had seen being built at Bristol, was convinced that full steam power should be used on line-of-battle ships.
He held fast to this idea. This report alone would justify his claim to be considered the leading naval architect of that time. Dupuy de Lôme did not stand alone in the feeling that radical changes in the construction and propulsion of ships were imminent, his colleagues in the Génie Maritime were impressed with the same idea: and in England, about this date, the earliest screw liners — converted "block ships" — were ordered. This action on the British part decided the French to begin the conversion of their sailing line-of-battle ships into vessels with auxiliary steam power. Dupuy de Lôme continued work on the idea, was rewarded in 1847 with the ordering of Le Napoléon, which would become the first steam-powered battleship as well as the first screw battleship built, she was 77.8 m in length, 17 m in breadth, of 5,000 tons displacement, with two gun decks. She was launched in 1850, tried in 1852, attained a speed of nearly 14 knots. During the Crimean War her performance attracted great attention, soon there were plans to introduce steam power to fleets around the world.
Along with the introduction of steam-power, the use of iron armour was leading to another revolution in design at about the same time. Dupuy de Lôme applied his talents to this field as well, by showing the practicability of armouring the sides of a wooden-built ship. In 1857 he was appointed to the highest office in the Constructive Corps—Directeur du Matériel—and his design for the earliest seagoing ironclad, La Gloire, was approved in the same year. La Gloire was built quickly, was followed by a construction program that delivered a total of five such ships by 1863. Among these new ironclads were the only two-decked broadside ironclad battleships built designed by Dupuy de Lôme - Magenta and Solferino; these ships were the first to be equipped with a spur ram. In the design of La Gloire, Dupuy de Lôme followed the principle of utilising known forms and dimensions for existing successful designs, only changing what was necessary; the La Gloire nearly reproduced Napoléon so far as under-water shape was concerned, but with one gun deck instead of two, a protected battery.
As long as he retained office, Dupuy de Lôme adhered to this principle. It is important to note, however during his early enthusiasm for ironclads, that only a small proportion of the ships added to the French Navy during his time in office were built of anything but wood. Distinctions were showered upon him, he received the cross of the Legion of Honor in 1845, was made a commander in 1858, grand officer in December 1863. In 1860 he was made a Councilor of State, represented the French Admiralty in Parliament. In 1866 he was elected a member of the Academy of Sciences. At the beginning of the Franco-German War he was appointed a member of the committee of defence. From 1869 to 1875 he was a Deputy, in 1877 he was elected a Senator for life, he was a member of the Academy of Sciences and of other distinguished scientific bodies. In 1870 Dupuy de Lôme devoted a large amount of time to perfecting a practical navigable balloon, the French Government gave him great assistance in carrying out the experiments.
For carrying out the project, he was given a credit of 40,000 francs. These experiments led to the development of one of the first navigable balloons, named the Dupuy de Lôme; the Dupuy de Lôme airship was 36 meters in length, 14.84 meters in diameter, 29 meters tall, had a total volume of 3,454 cubic meters. It was powered by a crank, operated by 4 or 8 men and which could provide a speed of between 9 and 11 km/h; the basket under the balloon could carry 14 people. In 1875, he was busy over a scheme for embarking a railway train at Calais, exhibited plans of the im
Lomé is the capital and largest city of Togo. It has an urban population of 837,437 while there were 1,570,283 permanent residents in its metropolitan area as of the 2011 census. Located on the Gulf of Guinea, Lomé is the country's administrative and industrial center, which includes an oil refinery, its chief port, where it exports coffee, cocoa and palm kernels. Lomé is not to be confused with the so-called federal capital district because it serves categorically as the administrative capital of the Togolese Republic including the regional and district level divisions called Maritime Region and Golfe Prefecture respectively; the Ewes in Ghana and Togo who first settled here preferred it to be so, to prevent them from taking the necessary steps towards the gaining of independence. The city was founded by the Ewes and thereafter in the 19th century by German and African traders, becoming the capital of Togoland in 1897; the city's population grew in the second half of the 20th century. The city had 30,000 inhabitants in 1950: by 1960 the population had reached 80,000, increasing to 200,000 by 1970.
Since 1975, investments had been targeted for development. At the same time, which have an important role in serving the suburbs of the city, deteriorated however. Market gardening around the city increased, spurred by growing unemployment, rural migration and the demand for vegetables. Market gardening, first extended to the north, is carried on along the beach, planting hedges provides protection; the various studies of the land market of the city show that the areas are quite heterogeneous, combining opulent villas and modest housing, without social and spatial division of the city. Other problems experienced by Lomé are related to garbage collection, the fight against unhealthy urban living conditions has become a priority of the city and its inhabitants. Lomé is surrounded by a lagoon to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the south, the village of Bè to the east and the border of Aflao, Ghana to the West; the city has seen massive growth in recent times due to an oil refinery in the east. Neighborhoods in Lomé include Ablogamé, Amoutivé, Bé, Dékon, Kodjoviakopé, Noukafou, Nyékonakpoé, Tokoin and Xédranawoe.
Neighbourhoods in the north of the city are separated from the Lomé is recognized by the Togolese government as a Municipal Greater Urban Area. Cities and towns in the Greater Lomé Metropolitan Area include: Aflao, Agbalépédogan, Akodésséwa, Anfamé, Kanyikopé, Kélékougan, Lomé II, Adidogome and Totsivi. Services of the Municipality of Lomé far beyond the boundaries of the Gulf and the town north and east of the city. Lomé has a tropical savanna climate despite its latitude close to the equator; the capital of Togo is dry with an annual average rainfall of 800–900 mm and on average 59 rainy days per year. Despite this, the city experiences heavy fog most of the year and receives a total of 2330 bright sunshine hours annually; the annual mean temperature is above 27.5 °C but heat is constant as monthly mean temperatures range from 24.9 °C in July, the least warm month of the year to 29.6 °C in February and in April, the hottest months of the year. The Lomé Convention is a trade and aid agreement between the European Union and 71 African and Pacific countries.
It was first signed on 28 February 1975, in Lomé. The first Lomé Convention, which came into force in April 1976, was designed to provide a new framework of cooperation between the European Community and developing ACP countries, in particular former British, Dutch and French colonies, it had two main aspects. It provided for most ACP agricultural and mineral exports to enter the EC free of duty. Preferential access based on a quota system was agreed for products, such as sugar and beef, in competition with EC agriculture. Secondly, the EC committed to the ECU for 3 billion in investment in the ACP countries; the convention was renewed three times. Lomé II increased the investment expenditure for the ECU to 5.5 billion. Lomé III came into force in March 1985 and May 1986, expired in 1990. Lomé IV was signed in December 1989, its trade provisions cover ten years, 1990 to 1999. Aid and investment commitments for the first five years amounted to 12 billion. In all, some 70 ACP states are party to Lomé IV, compared with the 46 signatories of Lomé I.
The Lomé Peace Accord between the warring parties in the civil war in Sierra Leone was signed in Lomé. With the assistance of the international community, Sierra Leone President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah and Revolutionary United Front leader Foday Sankoh signed the Peace Accord on 7 July 1999. However, the agreement did not last and the Sierra Leone Civil War continued for two more years. Located 200 kilometres from Accra, Ghana and 150 kilometres from Cotonou, Lomé is an important port, including a free trade zone opened in 1968, it exports phosphates, cocoa and palm oil, much of the transit going to the neighbouring countries of Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso. The port holds an oil refinery; the city in general has great potential. However, political instability that began to surface in the passing years and continues today has affected the country's tourism sector. In 2003, the country received 57,539 visitors, an increase of 1% compared to 2002. 22% of tourists came f