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Major General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette

Major General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette is a statue in Lafayette Square, by Jean Alexandre Joseph Falguiere. The statue, which honors Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, was cast in 1890 and installed in April 1891; the inscription reads: Jean Alexandre Joseph Falguiere Marius Jean Antonin Mercie Maurice Denonvilliers, Foundeur Paris 1890 TO GENERAL LA FAYETTE AND HIS COMPATRIOTS 1777-1783 DERVILLE FARBRE BY THE CONGRESS IN COMMEMORATION OF THE SERVICES RENDERED BY GENERAL LAFAYETTE AND HIS COMPATRIOTS DURING THE STRUGGLE FOR THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA As part of American Revolution Statuary in Washington, D. C. the statue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. List of public art in Washington, D. C. Ward 2 Listing of the works of Alexandre Falguière "Statue Marquis de Lafayette", Wikimapia "Notes of Some Lafayette Monuments", Expédition Particulière Commenorative Cantonment, 5 October 2010 "Suffrage protestors burn speech by President Wilson at Lafayette Statue in Washington, D.

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Rail transport in Guinea

Guinea has 1,086 km of railways. This includes 807 km at 1,000 mm gauge; the latter includes 662 km in common carrier service from Kankan to Conakry. Operating in Guinea three different railway companies: Chemin de Fer de Guinée, Chemins de Fer de la Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée - Chemin de Fer de Conakry and Chemin de Fer Boké. In June 1959, the state-owned railway company ONCFG was founded; the property of the former French colonial Conakry-Niger rail authority has been transferred to it. Into the following years all the rolling stock weren't maintained. Since 1993 with exception of fuel shipments to Mamou the rail traffic is suspended. In 2008, the government of Guinea was in talks with Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton about renovation of the Conakry-Kankan line. In 2010 the Brazilian company Vale began work on rebuilding the Conakry to Kankan railroad; as part of an agreement with the government of Guinea, Vale is investing to refurbish the railroad, which will transport passengers and general freight between capital city Conakry and Kankan in the east of the country.

By rebuilding the railroad, Vale is contributing to the social and economic development of the African country creating thousands of jobs. A major public transport development milestone was achieved in Guinea during June 2010 with the start of the Conakry Express; the Chinese International Funding funded initiative has delivered a passenger rail transport system, The Conakry Express will hugely improve the movement of people through the 30 km long city. Three railway lines are used to transport bauxite to the coast: In the 1970s opened a 136 km long standard gauge railway link from Kamsar to Boké and Sangarédi; the route is operated by the CBG mining company. CBG transports 12 million t of bauxite and minerals annually; the narrow gauge railway line Conakry - Fria have a length of 143 km and is operated by the Russian aluminum giant RusAl. The route are in good condition. Between Fria and Conakry transported more than 1 million of goods; the standard gauge railway line Conakry - Kindia have length of 105 km and was built with help from USSR.

The route is operated by the state owned mining company Societé des Bauxites de Kindia. The transport included the delivery of bauxite from Kindia to Conakry harbour. Rio Tinto Limited plans to build a 650 km railway to transport iron ore from the Simandou mine to the coast, near Matakong, for export. There are at its neighbouring countries. Dabola-Tougué Railway uses GE E60 and MK TE53-4E in openBVE. Railway stations in Guinea Transport in Guinea Time tables Interactive map of Guinean railway system

Charles Thorn (golfer)

Charles Thorn was a Scottish-American professional golfer. Thorn placed seventh in the 1902 U. S. Open. In 1879 at age 2, he emigrated with his family to the United States and became a naturalized American citizen. In 1900 he was boarding with the George Eke family at New York. By 1901 he was serving as the professional at Bedford Springs Hotel resort course in Bedford Springs, one of the oldest golf courses in the country. While there, he worked to improve the course by rebuilding greens and tee boxes and installing an irrigation system using the natural springs found in the area as a water source. In January 1919 Thorn was the head professional at Miami Beach Golf Club in the winter months and spent his summers working at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on Long Island, New York. Thorn was in the field for the playing of the eighth U. S. Open in 1902; the golf tournament was held October 10 -- 1902, at Garden City Golf Club in Garden City, New York. Fellow Scotsman Laurie Auchterlonie established a new 72-hole U.

S. Open scoring record to win his first U. S. Open title by six strokes ahead of Walter Travis. Thorn's steady play resulted in a seventh-place finish. Auchterlonie turned in a record-breaking performance on his way to the championship, he posted rounds of 78-78-74-77, becoming the first golfer in U. S. Open history to card four sub-80 rounds, his 307 total was six shots better than the previous tournament record, set by Harry Vardon in 1900. Stewart Gardner and amateur Walter Travis, the designer of Garden City Golf Club, both posted a 313 total to share second place; the low scores were in large part due to the introduction of the Haskell golf ball, which soon replaced the gutta-percha ball as the prominent golf ball in use