Mauritius does not have a standing army. All military and security functions are carried out by 10,000 active-duty personnel under the command of the Commissioner of Police; the 8,000-member National Police Force is responsible for domestic law enforcement. The 1,500-member Special Mobile Force and the 500-member National Coast Guard are the only two paramilitary units in Mauritius. Both units are composed of police officers on lengthy rotations to those services; the SMF is organized as a ground infantry unit, with six rifle companies, two mobilisable paramilitary companies, one engineer company, according to the IISS Military Balance 2007. It engages extensively in civic works projects; the Coast Guard has four patrol craft for search-and-rescue missions and surveillance of territorial waters. A 100-member police helicopter squadron assists in search-and-rescue operations. There is a special supporting unit of 270 members trained in riot control. Military advisers from India and United Kingdom work with the SMF, the Coast Guard, the Police Helicopter Unit, Mauritian police officers are trained in India, United Kingdom and France.
India and the United States provide training to Mauritian Coast Guard officers in such fields as seamanship and maritime law enforcement. In March 1990 one radar equipped HAL Do 228-101 was ordered from India to form a maritime surveillance element by July 1991; this aircraft was reinforced in 1992 by a single twin turbo prop BN-2T Maritime Defender for coastal patrol work. A HAL Do 228 -202 was added to the fleet in 2004 GRSE Mauritius offshore patrol vessel Mandovi Marine Class Patrol Craft Praga Class Patrol Boat This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook document "2003 edition"
Samuel Whitney Hale was an American manufacturer and Republican politician in the U. S. state of New Hampshire. He served as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and as the 39th Governor of New Hampshire. Hale was born in Fitchburg, the son of Samuel and Saloma Hale, he attended public schools in Fitchburg before moving to Dublin, New Hampshire in 1845 to work in furniture manufacturing. Hale moved to Keene, New Hampshire around 1859 to continue working in the furniture making business becoming head of the South Keene Chair Manufacturing Company and the Ashuelot Furniture Company, his success in the furniture manufacturing business enabled him to expand his interests, which grew to include banks and several other ventures. In 1866, he was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives where he served until 1867, he served on the Governor's Council from 1869 to 1871. In 1880, he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention. Hale was elected as the 39th Governor of New Hampshire in 1883.
After serving one term, he returned to his business ventures. Hale died in Keene on October 16, 1891 and is interred in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Keene, Hale married Emelia M. Hay on June 13, 1850, they had William Samuel Hale and Mary Louise Hale. "Message of His Excellency S. W. Hale, Governor of New Hampshire, to the Two Branches of the Legislature, June Session, 1883", published by New Hampshire Governor in 1883. Hale at New Hampshire's Division of Historic Resources National Governors Association
Dušan Trbojević was a famous Serbian pianist, musical writer and university professor. Trbojević was born in Maribor, Kingdom of Serbs and Slovenes, he studied composition with Milenko Živković at the Belgrade Music Academy, piano with Milanka Đaja at the same institution. He graduated in 1951 and 1953 and continued his studies of piano with Kendall Taylor at the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music in London. Additionally, he studied in the U. S.. Trbojević has performed as a soloist and conductor throughout Europe, as well as in the U. S. China, Iran, Cuba, Mexico, he gave the first performances of compositions by eminent Serbian composers Vlastimir Peričić, Milutin Radenković, Vasilije Moktanjac, Petar Ozgijan, Žarko Mirković... Trbojević was Professor of Piano at the University of Arts in Belgrade Faculty of Music, University of Novi Sad Academy of Arts and University of Titograd Academy of Music, his former students include prominent pianists of today: Rita Kinka, Istra Pečvari, Lidija Matić, Nada Kolundžija, Maja Rajković...
He has been the author of numerous compositions: Piano Concerto, Piano Sonata, Sonata for Violin and Piano, Suite for Clarinet and Piano, Sonata Rustica for Piano, Two Dances for Piano, choir scores, songs for a voice with piano accompaniment... Trbojević wrote five books about music, he was the first president of the European Piano Teachers Association and is now honorary president of the EPTA Serbia. He was a member and past president of the Association of Musical Artists of Serbia, he died in Serbia. Pedeset godina Fakulteta muzičke umetnosti 1937-1987, Univerzitet umetnosti u Beogradu, Beograd Peričić, V.: Muzički stvaraoci u Srbiji, Beograd Plavša, D.: Muzika - Prošlost, sadašnjost, ličnosti, Izdavačka organizacija "Nota", Knjaževac Biography at Jugokoncert's website Short biography at the National Library Biography at MTS's website Biography and interview in Pančevac Online Dušan Trbojević on IMDb Books by Dušan Trbojević NIN about one of Trbojević's books A recital by Dušan Trbojević at the BEMUS music festival An article on the occasion of 80th birthday of Dušan Trbojević, Glas javnosti, September 10, 2005 Jugokoncert's program for september 2005 Professor Trbojević's lecture about Mozart A lecture by Dušan Trbojević, Professor at the university of Arts in Belgrade "Sećanica" by Dušan Trbojević History of EPTA - Dušan Trbojević as the first President of EPTA Serbia in 1991 Dušan Trbojević, honorary president of EPTA Serbia An excerpt from Trbojević's book "Razmišljanja o muzici" Trbojević' article in Politika, January 4, 2009
The Equitable Building is a historic commercial office building located at 730 17th Street in Denver, Colorado. Standing at a height of 125 feet with 9 stories, the steel-framed office tower became the tallest building in the city upon its completion in 1892, retained that title until 1911, when it was surpassed by the Daniels & Fisher Tower, it is an excellent example of the Italian Renaissance Revival architecture of its day, with its numerous sets of arched windows and the ornately carved granite that define its appearance. The building, designed by Jaques and Rantoul Andrews and built during the Denver building boom of the early 1890s, was cutting edge for its time in its utilization of many recent technological advances, its self-sufficient infrastructure; as is mentioned in its NRHP designation, "To this day, the artesian well in the basement still runs the elevators, of which there are eight. All the rooms had radiators; the construction costs of the building amounted to $1.5 million.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 9, 1978. Barlow, Kathleen. "Equitable Building". Engel & Reiman pc. Retrieved March 19, 2015. "Equitable Building Timeline". Colorado Optometric Association. Retrieved March 19, 2015
The Charlotte 49ers football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Charlotte 49ers football program in various categories, including passing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single season and career leaders; the 49ers represent the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the NCAA's Conference USA. Charlotte a 2-year college called the Charlotte Center of the University of North Carolina, played 3 years of intercollegiate football from 1946 through 1948. Records from this period are intermittent, therefore player statistics from those seasons are not included on the lists below. Charlotte restated its football program in 2013; these statistics are updated through the end of the 2019 season. Total offense is the sum of rushing statistics, it does not include receiving or returns
The Kalpasar Project envisages building a 30 km dam across the Gulf of Khambat in India for establishing a huge fresh water coastal reservoir for irrigation and industrial purposes. The project with 30 km sea dam will have the capacity to store 10,000 million cubic meters fresh water, equating to 25% of Gujarat’s average annual rainwater flow, from the rivers of Saurashtra region namely Narmada, Dhadhar, Limbdi-Bhagovo, two other minor rivers. A 10 lane road link will be set up over the dam reducing the distance between Saurashtra and South Gujarat; the project, which will create world's largest freshwater lake in marine environment, will cost INR90,000 crore or US$12.75 billion excluding the cost of tidal power plant. Project entails construction of the main "Kalpasar dam" across Gulf of Khambat and another Bhadbhut barrage on Narmada river, as well as a canal connecting the two. Spending began in earnest in 2004, by 2018 INR 250 crore has been spent on various feasibility studies and surveys.
By July 2019, 25 of the 43 feasibility studies for the ecological, environmental and financial impact, etc were complete. Detailed Project Report was intended to be completed by the end of 2018; the project, if found feasible, will take at least 20 years to complete including 3 to 5 years pre-construction feasibility studies which are presently underway, further 12 to 15 years of construction thereafter which has not commenced yet. As of 2018, no environmental or other clearances have been obtained for the Kalpasar dam. Meanwhile the construction of the Bhadhut barrage, a smaller component of the project, will commence from 2020. More than 30,000 MCM of water from Narmada river alone flows out annually into the sea due to the lack of storage capacity and dams, thus experts have been calling for a review of Gujarat's Water Policy to expedite the Kalpasar project. Kalpasar means a lake; the construction of the word is similar to कल्पवृक्ष, the Hindu mythological ‘Kalpa Vriksha’ – wishing tree. The Gulf of Khambhat was identified as a promising site for tidal power generation by UNDP Expert, Mr. Eric Wilson in the year 1975.
Successive governments were presented in details the possibility of a project, aptly named Kalpasar Project by its visionary Dr. Anil Kane, who conceptualised it in 80s as a feasible project. In 1988–89 a reconnaissance report was prepared for the dam across the Gulf of Khambhat; the report concluded that, assuming sound foundation conditions, the closure of the Gulf was technically feasible. Studies are still going on and the length of the proposed dam is reduced and the tidal power component is dropped; the cost of project is estimated at ₹ 90,000 crore. It is reported that the project may take 20 years to complete if approved. Kalpasar aims at the creation of a fresh water coastal reservoir in the Gulf of Khambhat by the construction of a dam connecting the east and west bank of the Gulf. In the reservoir the runoff from Sabarmati, Mahi and Narmada will be stored, together with the waters from the Saurashtra rivers discharging into the Gulf of Khambhat; the stored waters are to be used for irrigation and industrial water requirements in the Saurashtra region.
Kalpasar is considered the evident solution for solving on the short as well as on the long term the threatening drinking and irrigation water problems in Saurashtra. Once the Gulf is closed, water levels within the reservoir can be controlled while the tidal fluctuation outside the reservoir continues and, can be harnessed for the generation of tidal energy. In addition to fresh water storage and tidal power generation, Kalpasar aims at land reclamation, transportation improvements and fisheries development. In accordance with this project, a mega fresh water reservoir will be constructed on the upstream side of the dam by impounding the surplus waters of numerous rivers; this project, will resolve four vital problems of the State of Gujarat which are water, electrical power, road-rail transport and development of ports. The original plan envisaged a larger dam along with a tidal power plant. A state government release said the Rs 55,000 crore project, to be completed by 2020, will have a vast fresh water reservoir with gross storage of 16,791 million cubic metres of water, 64 km long dam across the Gulf of Khambhat connecting Ghogha in Bhavnagar with Hansot in Bharuch District, reducing the distance between the two by 225 km.
It will have tidal power generation house with an installed capacity of 5,880 MW. Another estimate was given by the Government in October 2010 which stated the proposed dam to be built just north of Bhavnagar in the west to Alandar in Dahej on the east. In 2017, the revised project plan reduced the size of lake with only 30 km sea dam instead of original plan of 64 km long dam. In 2017 the scope and size of the dam project was reduced, instead of a longer Kalpasar dam across the Gulf of, it will now have a shorter Kalpasar dam across the Gulf of Khambat along with another Bhadbhut barrage on Narmada river and a canal connecting these two; the Tidal power project has been dropped from the scope, which could be taken up as a separate project. Kalpasar dam: The size of Kalpasar dam has been reduced by shifting the alignment towards north, from Kala Talav village in Bhavnagar district to Aladar village north of Port of Dahej in Bharuch district. Bhadbhut barrage: Since the alignment of "Kalpasar dam" has been moved further north, the Narmada river will not flow directly into the Kalpasar dam.
Instead Narmada's water will be diverted t