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Metropolitan City of Rome Capital

Metropolitan City of Rome Capital is an area of local government at the level of metropolitan city in the Lazio region of the Republic of Italy. It comprises the territory of the city of Rome and 121 other municipalities in the suburbs of the city. With more than 4.3 million inhabitants, it is the largest metropolitan city in Italy. It was established on 1 January 2015 by the terms of Law 142/1990 and by Law 56/2014, it superseded the Province of Rome. The Metropolitan City of Rome Capital is headed by the Metropolitan Mayor and governed by the Metropolitan Council. Virginia Raggi has been the incumbent mayor since 20 June 2016. Metro municipalities were given administrative powers equivalent to those of a province; this was done to improve the performance of local administration and to cut local spending by better coordinating the municipalities in providing basic services and environment protection. In this policy framework, the Mayor of Rome is designated to exercise the functions of Metropolitan mayor, presiding over a Metropolitan Council formed by 24 mayors of municipalities within the Metro.

The Metropolitan Council of the City was elected on 9 October 2016: There are 121 sub-divisions or comunes of Metropolitan City of Rome Capital. The comunes with the largest populations are listed below; the Metropolitan City of Rome Capital covers one-third of the territory of Lazio. It occupies the flat area of the Roman and the Tiber Valley to the mountains and dell'Aniene Lucretili Sabini and, in addition to the mountainous regions of the Tolfa and Monti Sabatini to the north-west, the area of the mountains Tiburtini Prenestini Simbruini and east, the area of the Colli Albani and the northern foothills of the mountains, high Lepine Sacco valley to the south-east; the western boundary of the province is represented by the Tyrrhenian Sea on which spread to about 130 kilometres from the coast near Rome from Civitavecchia to Torre Astura. In the territory there are several lakes all of volcanic origin, which are concentrated in the north-west of the mountains and Sabatini in the south-east of the Colli Albani.

The Metropolitan City of Rome Capital is the centre of a radial network of roads that follow the lines of the ancient Roman roads which began at the Capitoline Hill and connected Rome with its empire. Today Rome is circled, by the ring-road. Due to its location in the centre of the Italian peninsula, Rome is the principal railway node for central Italy. Rome's main railway station, Termini, is one of the largest railway stations in Europe and the most used in Italy, with around 400 thousand travellers passing through every day; the second-largest station in the city, Roma Tiburtina, has been redeveloped as a high-speed rail terminus. Rome is served by three airports; the intercontinental Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is Italy's chief airport, is located within the nearby Fiumicino, south-west of Rome. The older Rome Ciampino Airport is a joint military airport, it is referred to as "Ciampino Airport", as it is located beside Ciampino, south-east of Rome. A third airport, the Roma-Urbe Airport, is a small, low-traffic airport located about 6 km north of the city centre, which handles most helicopter and private flights.

Although the city has its own quarter on the Mediterranean Sea, this has only a marina and a small channel-harbour for fisher boats. The main harbour which serves Rome is Port of Civitavecchia, located about 62 km northwest of the city. A 3-line metro system called. Construction on the first branch started in the 1930s; the line had been planned to connect the main railway station with the newly planned E42 area in the southern suburbs, where the 1942 World Fair was supposed to be held. The event never took place because of war, but the area was partly redesigned and renamed EUR in the 1950s to serve as a modern business district; the line was opened in 1955, it is now the south part of the B Line. The A line opened in 1980 from Ottaviano to Anagnina stations extended in stages to Battistini. In the 1990s, an extension of the B line was opened from Termini to Rebibbia; this underground network is reliable as it is short. The A and B lines intersect at Roma Termini station. A new branch of the B line opened on 13 June 2012 after an estimated building cost of €500 million.

B1 has four stations over a distance of 3.9 km. A third line, the C line, is under construction with an estimated cost of €3 billion and will have 30 stations over a distance of 25.5 km. It will replace the existing Termini-Pantano rail line, it will feature full driverless trains. The first section with 15 stations connecting Pantano with the quarter of Centocelle in the eastern part of the city, opened on 9 November 2014; the end of the work was scheduled in 2015, but archaeological findings delay underground construction work. A fourth line, D line, is planned, it will have 22 stations over a distance of 20 km. The first section was projected to open in 2015 and the final sections before 2035, but due to the city's financial crisis the project has been put on hold. Https://facebook.com/CittametropolitanaRomaCapitale

Wes Bialosuknia

Wesley John Bialosuknia was an American basketball player. He was a 6'2" 185 lb guard, played collegiately for the University of Connecticut Huskies. An accurate and prolific medium- and long-range jump shooter, Bialosuknia still holds the University of Connecticut season and career scoring average records: his 1966–67 average of 28.0 PPG ranked 5th in the nation. He holds the UConn records for career scoring average of 23.6 pts per game and consecutive foul shots made. In 1967, he was the MVP of the annual North–South College All-Star Game, he was selected by the St. Louis Hawks in the 4th round of the 1967 NBA draft and by the Oakland Oaks in the 1967 ABA Draft, he played for the Oakland Oaks for 70 games and was variously nicknamed "The Mad Bomber" or "The Typographical Terror". Bialosuknia died at the age of 68 on October 23, 2013. Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is a commune in the Somme department. The village is a popular tourist destination because of its medieval character and ramparts, Gothic church and long waterside boardwalk; the commune is on the Hauts-de-France coast adjacent to the Baie de la Somme and at the mouth of the Somme river. It is 30 kilometres north west to the west of the battlefields of the Somme. Most of the commune lies adjacent to the sea and the Somme river on the Quai du Romerel, Quai Courbet, Quai Jeanne d'Arc, Quai Blavet and the Quai Perree; the oldest part of the commune lies on the northern coast to the north west of the main settlement. To the south is the main road, the CD940 between Abbeville and Cayeux-sur-Mer; the history of the commune dates back to before the era of the Roman invasion when it was a small settlement inhabited by Gauls. The Roman invasion encouraged the small hamlet to grow into a small village and after the Romans left France the village soon came under the power of the Franks.

In 611, the monk Gualaric known as Valery, arrived in the area. He installed himself as a hermit on the headland of the site of Leuconaus, now the Cap Hornu.. His virtue and miracles attracted disciples; these disciples formed a primitive abbey. The saint was buried there in 622 and the Chapelle des marins was erected in 628 by Saint Blimont over his burial place. Clotaire II provided the foundations of the new abbey in 627; the relics of the saint attracted many pilgrims to the abbey. During the 8th and 9th century, the abbey and village were plundered and devastated on several occasions by the Vikings; the village grew during the 10th and 11th centuries and was significant as the site where William the Conqueror assembled his fleet before sailing over to England in 1066. During the many wars between the French and the English the village passed between French and Burgundian ownership; the English destroyed the cloister in order to strengthen the nearby St Valery castle. In 1431, Joan of Arc, captive of the English, was held prisoner in the local prison where she was conveyed to Rouen and burnt at the stake.

The cell in which she stayed can still be found near part of the old village walls. The commune found prosperity during the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries; the abbey still stands today. The activity of the port flourished, thanks to the export of the wines and the growth of the herring industry, it was near enough to Paris to be one of the earlier suppliers of the chasse marée merchants. The commune mirrors the history of France, becoming a site of religious conflict between Protestants and Catholics and as a source of conflict during the French revolution; the commune was popular during the 19th century with artists and writers and Victor Hugo, Jules Verne and Degas all had villas here at one time or another. The abbey church The sea lock, controlling the flow of the Somme river The stone tower, according to a tradition, Jeanne d'Arc was detained The house where Anatole France resided Saint-Valery has a station of the narrow gauge "Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme", now a tourist attraction.

Running around the entire length of the bay, this railway connects Le Crotoy with Noyelles-sur-Mer, Saint-Valery. Communes of the Somme department Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme Réseau des Bains de Mer Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is twinned with: Battle, United Kingdom Ronse, Belgium INSEE Commune's official website Saint-Valery-sur-Somme on the Quid website St. Valery-sur-Somme in the Werbeka Netshop