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Pyinmana is a logging town and sugarcane refinery center in the Naypyidaw Union Territory of Myanmar. The administrative capital of Myanmar was moved to a militarized greenfield site two miles west of Pyinmana on November 6, 2005. Pyinmana is 200 miles north of Yangon; the village of Yezin, a few miles north and east of Pyinmana, has been the site of national scientific research institutions since the late 1970s. During World War II, Pyinmana was the base of the Burma Independence Army, it was in Pyinmana that its officers were trained. The Burma National Army changed sides, aiding the Allies with guerrilla warfare, the operations were seen as a victory by the Burmese. Pyinmana became an icon in the Burmese Army where it was seen as the place where'superior invaders' were defeated by the Burmese; this may be one of the reasons why the current junta chose to locate the newly built capital Naypyidaw in such close proximity to Pyinmana. Bo Let Ya Bo Htauk Htain Bo Tar Yar Pyinmana Township


The Nasdaq Stock Market known as Nasdaq, is an American stock exchange located at One Liberty Plaza in New York City. It is ranked second on the list of stock exchanges by market capitalization of shares traded, behind only the New York Stock Exchange; the exchange platform is owned by Nasdaq, Inc. which owns the Nasdaq Nordic stock market network and several U. S. stock and options exchanges. "Nasdaq" was an acronym for the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations. It was founded in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers, now known as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. On February 8, 1971, the Nasdaq stock market began operations as the world's first electronic stock market. At first, it was a "quotation system" and did not provide a way to perform electronic trades; the Nasdaq Stock Market helped lower the bid–ask spread, but was unpopular among brokers as it reduced their profits. The NASDAQ Stock Market assumed the majority of major trades, executed by the over-the-counter system of trading, but there are still many securities traded in this fashion.

As late as 1987, the Nasdaq exchange was still referred to as "OTC" in media reports and in the monthly Stock Guides issued by Standard & Poor's Corporation. Over the years, the Nasdaq Stock Market became more of a stock market by adding trade and volume reporting and automated trading systems. In 1981, Nasdaq traded 37% of the U. S. securities markets' total of 21 billion shares. By 1991, Nasdaq's share had grown to 46%. In 1998, it was the first stock market in the United States to trade online, using the slogan "the stock market for the next hundred years"; the Nasdaq Stock Market attracted many companies during the dot-com bubble. Its main index is the NASDAQ Composite, published since its inception; the QQQ exchange-traded fund tracks the large-cap NASDAQ-100 index, introduced in 1985 alongside the NASDAQ Financial-100 Index, which tracks the largest 100 companies in terms of market capitalization. In 1992, the Nasdaq Stock Market joined with the London Stock Exchange to form the first intercontinental linkage of capital markets.

In 2000, the National Association of Securities Dealers spun off the Nasdaq Stock Market to form a public company. On March 10, 2000, the NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaked at 5,132.52, but fell to 3,227 by April 17, and, in the following 30 months, fell 78% from its peak. In a series of sales in 2000 and 2001, FINRA sold its stake in the Nasdaq. On July 2, 2002, Nasdaq Inc. became a public company via an initial public offering. In 2006, the status of the Nasdaq Stock Market was changed from a stock market to a licensed national securities exchange. In 2010, Nasdaq merged with OMX, a leading exchange operator in the Nordic countries, expanded its global footprint, changed its name to the NASDAQ OMX Group. To qualify for listing on the exchange, a company must be registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, must have at least three market makers and must meet minimum requirements for assets, public shares, shareholders. In February 2011, in the wake of an announced merger of NYSE Euronext with Deutsche Börse, speculation developed that NASDAQ OMX and Intercontinental Exchange could mount a counter-bid of their own for NYSE.

NASDAQ OMX could be looking to acquire the American exchange's cash equities business, ICE the derivatives business. At the time, "NYSE Euronext's market value was $9.75 billion. Nasdaq was valued at $5.78 billion, while ICE was valued at $9.45 billion." Late in the month, Nasdaq was reported to be considering asking either ICE or the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to join in what would have to be, if it proceeded, an $11–12 billion counterbid. In December 2005, NASDAQ acquired Instinet for $1.9 billion, retaining the Inet ECN and subsequently selling the agency brokerage business to Silver Lake Partners and Instinet management. The European Association of Securities Dealers Automatic Quotation System was founded as a European equivalent to the Nasdaq Stock Market, it became NASDAQ Europe. In 2003, operations were shut down as a result of the burst of the dot-com bubble. In 2007, NASDAQ Europe was revived first as Equiduct, that year, it was acquired by Börse Berlin. On June 18, 2012, Nasdaq OMX became a founding member of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative on the eve of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

In November 2016, chief operating officer Adena Friedman was promoted to chief executive officer, becoming the first woman to run a major exchange in the U. S. In 2016, Nasdaq earned $272 million in listings-related revenues. In October 2018, the SEC ruled that the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq did not justify the continued price increases when selling market data. Nasdaq quotes are available at three levels: Level 1 shows the highest bid and lowest ask—inside quote. Level 2 shows all public quotes of market makers together with information of market dealers wishing to buy or sell stock and executed orders. Level 3 allows them to enter their quotes and execute orders; the Nasdaq Stock Market sessions, with times in the Eastern Time Zone are: 4:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Extended hours trading session 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. normal trading session 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Extended hours trading session The Nasdaq Stock Market averages about 253 trading days per year; the Nasdaq Stock Market has three different market tiers: Capital

Secure Communities

Secure Communities is an American deportation program that relies on partnership among federal and local law enforcement agencies. U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the interior immigration enforcement agency within the Department of Homeland Security, is the program manager. On January 25, 2017, the Secure Communities program was restarted by the Department of Homeland Security per an executive order signed by President Donald Trump. John Morton of ICE called Secure Communities "the future of immigration enforcement" because it "focuses our resources on identifying and removing the most serious criminal offenders first and foremost."Secure Communities relies on integrated databases and partnerships with local and state jailers to build domestic deportation capacity. The goals, as outlined in a 2009 report to Congress, are to: "1. IDENTIFY criminal aliens through modernized information sharing. PRIORITIZE enforcement actions to ensure apprehension and removal of dangerous criminal aliens.

TRANSFORM criminal alien enforcement processes and systems to achieve lasting results."The program has come under controversy, for misrepresenting, being picked up and what is expected of law enforcement partners. Secure Communities was created administratively, not by congressional mandate, to date, no regulations have been promulgated to govern the program's implementation. Secure Communities relies on biometric technology to build deportation capacity. "ICE and the FBI are working together to take advantage of the strong relationships forged between the FBI and state and local law enforcement necessary to assist ICE in achieving their goals," said FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Assistant Director Tom Bush in 2009. For every person booked into jail, local authorities run fingerprints against federal immigration and criminal databases. IDENT is an DHS-owned database that keeps biometric records of immigration applicants, certain criminals, those suspected of or known to be terrorists.

IAFIS is an FBI-owned database of biometric criminal records. Ordinarily, the fingerprints of county and state arrestees are submitted to the FBI only. Under Secure Communities, the prints go to ICE too. If an individual's fingerprints match those of a non U. S. citizen, an automated process notifies the Law Enforcement Support Center of ICE. Officials evaluate the case, based on immigration status and criminal history; the net effect, according to former ICE Secretary Julie L. Myers, is to "create a virtual ICE presence at every local jail." When there is a match, ICE may choose to place a "detainer" on the individual. This is a request for the jail to hold that person for up to 48 hours beyond the scheduled release date, so that ICE can take custody and initiate deportation proceedings. Legal immigrants convicted of certain crimes are subject to deportation. Undocumented immigrants can be deported if they have committed no crime. ICE officials told the New York Times that, because of flaws in the database system, about 5,880 people identified through Secure Communities turned out to be United States citizens by 2009.

The New Mexico Sentencing Commission is preparing to survey the costs to jails of holding prisoners under ICE detainers. ICE has divided immigrant prisoners into three risk levels: Level 1: those convicted of serious crimes, such as homicide, robbery, major drug offenses with sentences greater than one year, offenses involving threats to national security. Level 2: all other felonies. Secure Communities Executive Director David Venturella testified to Congress: "We have adopted a risk-based strategy that focuses, first, on criminal aliens who pose the greatest threat to our communities. To manage this increased workload and prudently scale the system capabilities, we are classifying all criminal aliens based on the severity of the crimes they have been convicted of." According to the agency, Secure Communities prioritizes illegal immigrants who have been accused or convicted of "crimes involving national security, kidnapping, robbery, sex offenses, narcotics violations carrying sentences of more than one year."

Immigrant activist organizations have complained that the majority of illegal immigrants deported by ICE had not committed murder, robbery, or any of the most serious criminal offenses, while many were considered non-criminal. Others assert. In June 2010, the AFL-CIO office that represents 7,000 ICE officers issued a no-confidence vote for the current ICE director alleging, among other things, that the number of non-criminal ICE deportees is over-stated due to the fact that many offenders have agreed to be deported if all charges against them are dropped and are being re-categorized as non-criminal; the report cites as proof that although ICE internally reports that 90% of all ICE detainees in its custody were arrested by local authorities, it publicly publishes otherwise. Secure Communities was piloted in 2008. Under the administration of George W. Bush, ICE recruited a total of 14 jurisdictions; the first program partner was Harris County Sheriff's Office. By March 2011, under President Barack Obama, the program was expanded to over 1,210 jurisdictions.

ICE seeks to have all 3,141 jurisdictions participating by 2013. From Secure Communities' activation through March 2011, 140,396 convicted criminal aliens have been booked into ICE custody resulting in 72,445 deportations; each year, law enforcement officers arrest one million noncitizens accused of crimes. In August 2011, the Department of Homeland Security announced a new depor

The Blue Swords

The Blue Swords is a 1949 East German historical drama film directed by Wolfgang Schleif and starring Hans Quest, Ilse Steppat and Alexander Engel. It sold more than 3,299,432 tickets; the film portrays the life of Johann Friedrich Böttger, an alchemist of the early eighteenth century, held prisoner by the Elector of Saxony in order to discover the secret of gold production. Failing to accomplish this, which he knows to be impossible, he instead works to develop porcelain; the title refers to the symbol of a pair of crossed swords. His story had been turned into a 1935 film The King's Prisoner, released during the Nazi era; the sets were designed by the art directors Karl Erich Zander. It was shot at the Babelsberg Studios in East Berlin. Hans Quest as Johann Böttger Ilse Steppat as Frau von Tschirnhausen Alexander Engel as Herr von Tschirnhausen Herbert Hübner as Nehmitz Willy A. Kleinau as August der Starke Marianne Prenzel as Katharina Paul Wagner as König Friedrich I. Werner Pledath as Kreisamtmann von Wittenberg Klaus Miedel as Laskari Rolf Weih as Leutnant Menzel Albert Bessler as Finanzminister Siegfried Dornbusch as Köhler Hans Emons as Wildenstein Hans Fiebrandt as Gehilfe von Dünnbrot Harry Gillmann as Hauknecht im "König von Portugal" Sonja Hartke as Maitresse Alfred Maack as Wirt "König von Portugal" Margarete Schön as Frau Zorn The King's Prisoner Séan Allan & Sebastian Heiduschke.

Re-Imagining DEFA: East German Cinema in its National and Transnational Contexts. Berghahn Books, 2016; the Blue Swords on IMDb

ABM Galaxy F.C.

ABM Galaxy FC, full name Au Bon Marche Galaxy, is a semi-professional association football club based in Port Vila and founded in 2014. Since its formation, the club has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks of Vanuatuan football, having won the Second Division in 2014–15, the First Division in 2017–18, at the top division at the first attempt in 2018–19; the first reports of a club under the name ABM Galaxy existing in the nation's capital date back to March 2015, confirming their participation in the 2014–15 Port Vila Second Division, the lowest level of football in the capital. The side won that season's competition, earned promotion to the Port Vila First Division. In 2016, the club took part in a warm-up competition ahead of the new season; the club reached the semi-finals. The club proceeded to finish fourth in the 2016 First Division, 6th in the 2017 edition. In the middle of the 2017–18 season, the club signed three players from the Solomon Islands; the club went on to earn promotion to the 2018 -- 19 Port Vila Premier League.

In the 2018–19 season, the club finished second in the regular season table behind Tafea FC. This qualified them for the "Top 4 Competition", they met Tafea once again in the final. Galaxy won 2–1, qualifying for the 2019–20 OFC Champions League. Port Vila Premier League Champions: 2018–19 Port Vila First Division Champions: 2017–18 Port Vila Second Division Champions: 2014–15VFF National Super League Grand Final Runners-Up: 2018–19 Squad for the 2020 OFC Champions League Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality

Pauleen Luna

Marie Pauleen Jimenez Luna-Sotto is a Filipina actress and television personality. She appears on the GMA Network as one of the regular hosts of the long-running Philippine variety show Eat Bulaga! where she portrays the child-woman character Baby Poleng. Luna began her show business career when she joined Eat Bulaga!'s Little Miss Philippines talent contest in 1995 where she first met her husband, Vic Sotto. She began acting at 13 years of age when she became a member of ABS-CBN Corporation's Star Magic Batch 11 in 2002, before transferring to GMA Network, she played the role of Odessa in Etheria, the second installment of the Encantadia trilogy, appeared in the second Koreanovela adaptation of GMA Network's Ako si Kim Samsoon. Following this, she appeared in Luna Mystika. In 2009 she played with Dennis Trillo and Jennica Garcia in the romantic-comedy Adik Sa'Yo, was cast as the primary antagonist, Sofia Montemayor, in Ikaw Sana. Luna plays Honey Toledo-Ferrer in the afternoon Philippine soap opera Trudis Liit.

In 2006, Luna was ranked number 9 in the FHM-Philippines list of sexiest women and was featured on the cover of the December 2006 issue of UNO magazine. By December 2011, Luna had begun dating her Eat Bulaga! co-host Vic Sotto after co-starring in Enteng ng Ina Mo, which he only confirmed in 2013. In September 2015, Sotto confirmed his engagement to Luna; the couple married on January 2016 in Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa. On May 6, 2017, Sotto announced on Eat Bulaga! that he and Luna were expecting their first child together. On November 6, Vic Sotto announced on Eat Bulaga. Pauleen Luna on IMDb Profile on Pauleen Luna Pictures and More at