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Mataró is the capital and largest town of the comarca of the Maresme, in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia Autonomous Community, Spain. It is located on the Costa del Maresme, to the south of Costa Brava, between Cabrera de Mar and Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, 30 kilometres north-east of Barcelona; as of 2010, it had a population of c. 122,932 inhabitants. Mataró dates back to Roman times when it was a village known as "Iluro" or "Illuro"; the ruins of a first-century BC Roman bath house were discovered and can be visited. The coastal N-II highway follows the same path as Via Augusta. Mataró was declared a city by royal decree though at the time the population fell short of the requirement for city status; the first railway in peninsular Spain was the Mataró – Barcelona line which opened on 28 October 1848 by the Catalan businessman and Mataró native Miquel Biada. This line now forms part of the RENFE/Rodalies de Catalunya R1 suburban service between L'Hospitalet de Llobregat and Maçanet-Massanes.

Mataró is connected with Barcelona and Girona by the C-32 autopista and with Granollers by the C-60 autopista. During the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Mataró was the starting point for the marathon events. Mataró is the birthplace of noucentista architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, who designed the ajuntament and several other notable buildings in the town: Casa Coll i Regàs. Casa Parera. Casa Sisternes. El Rengle. La Beneficiència. Nearby the town are the archaeological remains of the Roman villa of Can Llauder; the traditional vineyards were devastated by Phylloxera in the nineteenth century and only replanted, due to the growth of the tourist industry and the development of irrigation in the area. Potatoes were one of the first replacement crops to be introduced the Royal Kidney variety, Mataró obtained a Denominació d'Origen in 1932. Trocadero lettuce and peas are grown for export; the production of cut flowers is less important than in other towns of the Maresme. Irrigated land made up 9.13 square kilometres of the 10.57 square kilometres of agricultural land in the municipality in 1986.

Mataró has a borderline humid subtropical climate bordering with a Hot-summer mediterranean climate. Several major events are celebrated annually in Mataró; some of them are celebrated in the rest of Catalonia and others, which have a religious origin, are part of the folklore and traditions of Spain and some other countries. Among all of them the most popular ones are: The three wise men in Mataró. Carnival in Mataró: celebrated before Lent. Easter in Mataró: celebrated every year during one week on a movable date from the end of March to the beginning of May Saint George in Mataró: celebrated on 23 April, it is a big celebration. St. John the Baptist in Mataró: celebrated on 24 June Les Santes: local festivity of the city celebrated at the end of July, it involves the recognition of Saint Semproniana. The caga Tió: celebrated in Catalonia on 24 December. Mataró celebrates several fairs such as:Tres Tombs and Saint Ponç In May it is celebrated a fair called Mercat de Sant Ponç. At the fair handicraft products, medicinal herbs, natural products like: honey, fruits, flowers and salami are sold.

Sant Ponç is the patron saint of the herbalists and bee keepers. The fair has been done for centuries, its origins date to the 16th century. Today Sant Ponç fair is celebrated to preserve the antique customs. Festival "Cultural Crossroad". International Dance Festival "Days of Dance". Cehegín, Spain Dürnau, Germany Gammelshausen, Germany Créteil, France Corsico, Italy Fort Lauderdale, The United States of America Mataró Museum. Roman villa of Can Llauder. Can Marfà Knitwear Museum. Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria. Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona: Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3. ISBN 84-87135-02-1. Official website Government data pages

Harry Strickland

Harry Charles Strickland was an Australian politician, a Labor Party member of the Legislative Council of Western Australia from 1950 to 1970, representing North Province. He was a minister in the government of Albert Hawke. Strickland was born in Fremantle to William Hitch Strickland, he left school at the age of 13 to work as a jockey at the age of 15 moved to the North-West, where he worked as a shearer and a barman. From 1933 to 1937, Strickland leased a hotel in Carnarvon serving on the Carnarvon Road Board from 1935 to 1937. After a period in Perth, he returned to Carnarvon in 1947. Strickland entered parliament at the 1950 Legislative Council elections, replacing the retiring George Miles. Following the election of a Labor government at the 1953 state election, Strickland was made Minister for Supply and Shipping and Minister for the North-West in the new ministry formed by Albert Hawke, he was made Minister for Railways after the 1956 election, remained in the ministry until the government's defeat at the 1959 election.

From 1958 to 1962, Strickland was the leader of the Labor Party in the Legislative Council. He remained in parliament until his resignation in December 1970, died only a few months in May 1971, he had married Thelma Marie Colgan in 1927, with whom he had four children

Punjab Safe Cities Authority

The Punjab Safe Cities Authority established under the Punjab Safe Cities Ordinance 2015, is an autonomous Government body that aims to improve public safety and security in the Punjab, Pakistan. In contemporary world the idea of development is not just to enhance per capita income but to increase the "Quality of Life" of the people. Despite different opinions of experts in measuring "Quality of Life" the center of discussion is well-being along with the level of satisfaction of citizens. Safety and Security of citizens is one of the most vital factor among other major factors such as health and environment associated with the "Quality of Life". No country can prosper and grow in terms of economy without providing the sense of public safety and security among its people; the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah said on August 11, 1947: “You will no doubt agree with me that the first duty of a government is to maintain law and order, so that the life and religious beliefs of its subjects are protected by the State.

If we want to make this great State of Pakistan happy and prosperous we should wholly and concentrate on the well-being of the people, of the masses and the poor”. The evolution of contemporary society has brought along a scope of various and complex social and ecological challenges; the world has seen various powerful changes over the most recent couple of years like expanding paces of the urbanization, mix of worldwide markets and economies, worldwide movement and innovations. Aside from making priceless chances, these progressions have brought forth new difficulties which cannot be overlooked. Worldwide clashes have offered rise to another flood of both national and universal; these progressions have additionally affected the security structure of various states. The danger of terrorism and rising militancy among various gatherings have made a disturbing situation for some nations; the problem of handling terrorism shapes the center of national security arrangements of numerous nations. The recent pressures made by a changed security condition have featured just as uncovered the constrained limit of the existing foundation to manage the new range of dangers, imperiling security and well-being of the public.

In customary security administration system, separate offices and specialists were in charge of managing diverse security circumstances, for example, fire security, interruption recognition, traffic blockage, urban violence and catastrophic events like floods and more. However, current innovation and video monitoring system was utilized for observing purposes, this framework did not work as a brought together strong unit to manage crisis circumstances. Considering the Safe City idea, these advances are run by a focal control and administration, engaged with the constant checking of potential crisis circumstances and reacts to them to limit harm and expenses; the administration fills in as a center point of information through which data is spread and input is gathered. As such, it is a multipurpose answer for all security issues seen by a city and is controlled by central administration, it may be said in this manner that the Safe City idea exemplifies a one-stop-shop answer for every one of the issues identified for the well-being of the public.

It empowers unique frameworks to arrange and work together with each other to build up an instrument of effective policing for current urban areas. Its different advantages incorporate a decrease in reaction time in an of crises, quick service conveyance, constant checking of potential security dangers at key areas, convenient goals of traffic-related issues like mishaps and stifle focuses, successful management of crowd and uproar control. Considering the Safe Cities idea and to address the security difficulties of a cutting edge urban condition, a self-governing authority was set up under the Punjab Safe Cities Ordinance 2015 for the improvement and maintenance of Integrated Command and Communications Program all through the area; the Ordinance was drafted and endorsed on July 07, 2015, with its overseeing body and the executive’s arrangement. It was chosen to name a full-time Managing Director with talented staff to deal with the undertakings of the Authority. Safe cities vision is to make an Integrated Command and Communication Program which gathers and disseminates data and information with various sources for example government offices, executives of traffic management, intelligence agencies and other private and public entities.

To utilize this data to grow progressively successful and effective reactions to any sort of security risk. Utilizing cutting edge technology, video surveillance and communication systems, it manages a variety of security threats progressively. Aside from upgrading the capacity to react to a crisis circumstance, it diminishes the pressure on state and its assets as data is stored centrally and activities are coordinated through a central authority; the safe city speaks to brilliant policing where the capability of cutting edge innovations is outfit and the ability of law administration groups is upgraded so as to make urban environments safe. Punjab Safe Cities Authority has launched the E-Challan system in Lahore on the directives of the Lahore High Court; the response of the citizens towards EChallan is welcoming. This system with the help of modern Automatic Vehicle Number Plate Recognition cameras, identifies the violators of the traffic rules, which Punjab Safe City Authority installed across the Lahore.

The Electronic Ticket is sent to the violators’ addresses registered against their vehicle

Tamil Jain

Tamil Jains are Tamils from Tamil Nadu, who practice Digambara Jainism. The Jains microcommunity of around 85,000, including both Tamil Jains and north indian Jains settled in Tamilnadu, they Tamil Jains are predominantly scattered in northern Tamil Nadu in the districts of Madurai, Kanchipuram, Tiruvannamalai and Thanjavur. Early Tamil-Brahmi inscriptions in Tamil Nadu date to the 3rd century BCE and describe the livelihoods of Tamil Jains. Camaṇar wrote much Tamil literature, including the important Sangam literature, such as the Nālaṭiyār, the Silappatikaram, the Manimekalai and the Cīvaka Cintāmaṇi. Three of the five great epics of Tamil literature are attributed to Jains; some scholars believe that Jain philosophy must have entered South India some time in the sixth century BCE. Literary sources and inscription state that Bhadrabahu came over to Shravanabelagola with a 12,000-strong retinue of Jain sages when north India found it hard to negotiate with the 12-year long famine in the reign of Chandragupta Maurya.

Chandragupta accompanied this constellation of sages. On reaching Shravanabelagola, Bhadrabahu felt his end approaching and decided to stay back along with Chandragupta and he instructed the Jain saints to tour over the Chola- and Pandyan-ruled domains. According to other scholars, Jainism must have existed in South India well before the visit of Bhadrabhu and Chandragupta. There are plenty of caves as old as fourth century with Jain inscriptions and Jain deities found around Madurai, Tiruchirāppaḷḷi, Kanyakumari and Thanjavur. A number of Tamil-Brahmi inscriptions have been found in Tamil Nadu that date from the second century BCE, they are regarded as associated with Jain lay devotees. The exact origins of Jainism in Tamil Nadu is unclear. However, Jains flourished in Tamil Nadu at least as early as the Sangam period. Tamil Jain tradition places; the Ramayana mentions that Rama paid homage to Jaina monks living in South India on his way to Sri Lanka. Some scholars believe that the author of the oldest extant work of literature in Tamil, Tolkāppiyam, was a Jain.

Tirukkural by Thiruvalluvar is considered by many to be the work of a Jain by scholars like V. Kalyanasundarnar, Vaiyapuri Pillai, Swaminatha Iyer, P. S. Sundaram, it emphatically supports strict vegetarianism and states that giving up animal sacrifice is worth more than thousand burnt offerings. Silappatikaram, the earliest surviving epic in Tamil literature, was written by a Samaṇa, Ilango Adigal; this epic is a major work in Tamil literature, describing the historical events of its time and of then-prevailing religions, Jainism and Shaivism. The main characters of this work and Kovalan, who have a divine status among Tamils, Malayalees.and Sinhalese were Jains. According to George L. Hart, who holds the endowed Chair in Tamil Studies by University of California, has written that the legend of the Tamil Sangams or "literary assemblies", was based on the Jain sangham at Madurai: There was a permanent Jaina assembly called a Sangha established about 604 A. D. in Madurai. It seems that this assembly was the model upon which tradition fabricated the Sangam legend.

Jainism became dominant in Tamil Nadu in the fifth and sixth century CE, during a period known as the Kalabhra interregnum. Jainism began to decline around the 8th century A. D. with many Tamil kings embracing Hindu religions Shaivism. Still, the Chalukya and Pandya dynasties embraced Jainism; the Shaivite legend about the impalement of the Jains in Madurai claims that 8000 Jains were impaled after they lost a contest against the Saivites, Thirugnana Sambandhar was invited by the queen of Madurai to check the atrocities of Jains and their influence on the King. When India became independent in 1947, Madras Presidency became Madras State, comprising present day Tamil Nadu, coastal Andhra Pradesh, South Canara district Karnataka, parts of Kerala; the state was subsequently split up along linguistic lines. In 1969, Madras State was renamed meaning Tamil country. Acharya Nirmal Sagar was the first Digambar Jain monk to reenter Tamilnadu in 1975 after a gap of several centuries. After him some of the Jain nuns have visited Tamilnadu resulting in a renaissance of Jainism among the Tamil Jains.

Many abandoned and crumbling temples have been renovated as a result of renewed interaction between Tamil Jains and the Jains from the rest of India. Financial grants have been provided by Bharatiya Digambar Jain Tirth Samrakshini Mahasabha and the Dharmasthala institutions. Local Jain scholars and activists have started "Ahimsa walks" to bring attention to the Tamil jain heritage. Archaeological remains in Tamilnadu are discovered time to time that attest to popularity of Jainism in Tamilnadu. Most of the rock inscriptions are related to the Jain ascetics who used to reside in hill caves; the ruins of Anandamangalam vestiges were discovered in Anandamangalam, a small hamlet near Orathi village in Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu. The ruins had the rock-cut sculptures of Parshvanatha; the total number of Jains in Tamilnadu as per 2011 Indian census is 83,359, which forms 0.12% of the total population of Tamil Nadu. This include the Jains; the population of Tamil Jains is

West Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania

West Chillisquaque Township is a township in Northumberland County, United States. The population at the 2010 Census was 2,627, down from 2,846 at the 2000 census; the Rishel Covered Bridge, Col. James Cameron House, Sodom Schoolhouse are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.9 square miles, of which, 12.9 square miles of it is land and 0.9 square miles of it is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,846 people, 1,211 households, 830 families residing in the township; the population density was 220.1 people per square mile. There were 1,284 housing units at an average density of 99.3/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 98.28% White, 0.56% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population. There were 1,211 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.4% were non-families.

26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.81. In the township the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males. The median income for a household in the township was $35,104, the median income for a family was $40,700. Males had a median income of $27,813 versus $20,977 for females; the per capita income for the township was $17,290. About 6.2% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over. The local public school system is the Milton Area School District, it serves just over 2000 students. Enrollment is projected by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to decline over the next ten years.

In 2005, Standard & Poors reported the district's student teacher ratio was 13.9 to 1. Milton High School has an 89.9% graduation rate according to the district report card 2005-2006. In 11th grade, 49.4% were proficient in math. For reading 63.2% were proficient in 2005-2006. The high school is ranked 374th out of 606 public high schools in Pennsylvania. In 2007, the Pittsburgh Business Times ranked the district 356th out of 499 Pennsylvania school districts based on three years of Pennsylvania System of Student Assessment test scores; the Montandon Elementary School earned a No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Award for outstanding performance on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment for 2005. The students scored better in mathematics and 72.4 % proficient in reading. The Milton Area School Board set the budget at $24.8 million for 2007-2008. The board levies a variety of taxes to support its programs. Taxes include 48.39 mills real estate tax in 2007 for district properties located in Northumberland County.

For properties located in White Deer Township, Union County the real estate property tax was set at 10.10 mills. Voters rejected a tax referendum in May 2007; the proposal increased local earned income tax to reduce property taxes for primary homeowners and farmers. By law, the local public school must provide transportation to schools within 10 miles of the borders of the school district at no charge to the student. Several alternative schools, including parochial and charter, are available in the region. Sunbury Christian Academy 135 Spruce Hollow Road, Northumberland, PA 17857. 473 - 7592 An ASCI member school preK to 12th grade. Northumberland Christian School 351 Fifth Street Northumberland, PA 17857 570-473-9786. NCS is a ministry of the First Regular Baptist Church of Northumberland, Pa.. The school offers a full educational program for students from preschool through high school. SusQ-Cyber Charter School provides students in grades 9-12 with an electronically delivered accredited high school curriculum.

Met AYP Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School provides a structured yet flexible, interactive environment in a program for Kindergarten through 10th grade. The rigorous instruction, high standards, informed guidance, individual attention provide each student with the opportunity to be successful. Teachers interact with students via email. Additionally the Elluminate classroom gives the student access to their teachers during the teacher’s office hours to ask questions related to content of a subject. "An independent audit of cyber-charter schools by KPMG Consulting, commissioned by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, praised PAVCS for offering a well-researched program and an appropriate assessment plan."Commonwealth Connections Academy provides a form of public school that students attend from home. This unique program combines strong parental involvement, the expertise and accountability of publicly funded education, the flexibility of online classes. Teachers are all certified. Centered on meeting students needs and goals.

Has a K-11 program. This cyber charter school is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Students are required to take all state mandated, standardized tests in person at locations designated by the school. 21st Century Cyber Charter School is a state accredited, diploma granting school serving Pennsylvania students in grades 6 through 12. Modifications are made to suit individual student learning styles, varying academic leve

Sycamore Township, Hamilton County, Ohio

Sycamore Township is one of the twelve townships of Hamilton County, United States. The 2010 census found 19,200 people in the township. Located in the northern part of the county, the township has been cut into three "islands" by annexations, they have the following borders: Most of the township has been annexed by the various municipalities that the islands border. The central "island" of Sycamore Township is occupied by the census-designated places of Dillonvale, Rossmoyne and Concorde Hills, from west to east. Much of the northern "island" is occupied by the CDPs of Brecon. Statewide, the only other Sycamore Township is located in Wyandot County; the township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is an elected township fiscal officer, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, held in November of the year before the presidential election.

Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees. Township website County website Sycamore Township at Flags of the World