click links in text for more info


BayLink is a long proposed transit connection between Miami and Miami Beach, Florida. Proposals have ranged from streetcar, light rail, Metromover, or Metrorail extension that would connect Downtown Miami to South Beach via the MacArthur Causeway, with the light rail or streetcar options having loops at both ends. Proposed as an elevated light rail line such as a monorail, Miami Beach city officials opposed this in favor of something less intrusive, such as a streetcar. Miami Beach has cited concerns of unwanted downtown residents as a detriment to the South Beach image. Additionally, the unused parts of the bases of the MacArthur Causeway bridge pilings that were to be used to support the line have been used for the widening of the causeway for the construction of the Port Miami Tunnel, complicating a separated right of way. Officials still thought it was feasible as a light rail streetcar, in 2014 were considering the possibility of a public-private partnership to help fund it. In 2015, the cities of Miami and Miami Beach decided to break the estimated $532 million system into three pieces.

This was motivated by the lengthy federal studies required for a larger project. French transport vehicle manufacturer Alstom gave an unsolicited proposal to build the Miami Beach portion of the system for US$148 million as a wireless streetcar system from 5th Street to Dade Boulevard via Washington Avenue. Alstom predicts over 20,000 riders a day just on the eight to ten stations that would be on the Miami Beach segment. A rail connection to Miami Beach has long been desired due to its high ridership potential and lack of parking, automobile traffic, other issues on the beach. Miami-Dade Transit's S bus route connecting downtown Miami to Collins Avenue is the highest ridership route in the Metrobus system. Additionally, there are several other bus routes connecting the two cities which have high ridership. In 2012, a Metrorail spur connected Downtown Miami to Miami International Airport but without any plan to extend it to the beach. Transportation in South Florida


Papudo is a Chilean commune located in the Petorca Province, Valparaíso Region. The commune spans an area of 165.6 km2. According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Papudo has 4,608 inhabitants. Of these, 4,343 lived in 265 in rural areas; the population grew by 18.3 % between the 2002 censuses. As a commune, Papudo is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a communal council, headed by an alcalde, directly elected every four years; the 2008-2012 alcalde is Rosa Prieto Valdes. The communal council has the following members: Víctor Fazio Renato Guerra Eduardo Reinoso Jaime León Cécil Leiva Benedicto Araya Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Papudo is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Eduardo Cerda and Mrs. Andrea Molina as part of the 10th electoral district; the commune is represented in the Senate by Ignacio Walker Prieto and Lily Pérez San Martín as part of the 5th senatorial constituency. Municipality of Papudo List of towns in Chile

Sepultura discography

The following is the discography of Sepultura, a Brazilian heavy metal band. Sepultura was formed in Minas Gerais, in 1984 by brothers Max and Igor Cavalera. After several lineup changes, Paulo Jr. and Jairo Guedz became permanent members for the band's first studio album Morbid Visions, released in 1986 through Cogumelo Records. Guitarist Jairo Guedz left Sepultura following the band's first tour and was replaced by Andreas Kisser. With the new lineup, Sepultura recorded Schizophrenia in 1987. Beneath the Remains, the first album from the band's contract with Roadrunner Records, was released in 1989, followed by Arise in 1991 and Chaos A. D. in 1993. Sepultura's best-selling album Roots, was released in 1996 and debuted at number 27 on the Billboard 200. In 1996, vocalist Max Cavalera formed Soulfly; the other members announced that they would continue under the Sepultura name and were searching for a replacement. Derrick Green was chosen to replace Cavalera, with the new vocalist the band released Against in 1998.

Nation was released in the band's last studio album with Roadrunner Records. Sepultura released Roorback. Dante XXI was released in 2006 as a concept album inspired by the literary classic Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. Igor Cavalera was replaced by Jean Dolabella. In 2009 Sepultura released A-Lex, a concept album about A Clockwork Orange, followed by 2011's Kairos. Drummer Eloy Casagrande replaced Dollabella and in 2013 the band released The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart, loosely based on sci-fi film Metropolis. In 2017, Sepultura released their fourteenth studio album Machine Messiah, followed this in 2020 with their fifteenth studio album Quadra. Notes 1.^ Billboard Top Music Video Charts. Barcinski, André. Sepultura: Toda a História. Editora 34. ISBN 85-7326-156-0. Official website Sepultura at Allmusic Sepultura at Discogs

Mike Powell (long jumper)

Michael Anthony Powell is an American former track and field athlete, the holder of the long jump world record. He is a two-time world champion in two-time Olympic silver medallist. Powell was born in Pennsylvania, he attended Edgewood High School in West Covina, where he finished second in the High jump at the CIF California State Meet in 1981. He went on to attend the University of California and transferred to the University of California at Los Angeles, he is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Powell won the long jump silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. At the 1991 World Championships in Athletics, Powell broke Bob Beamon's 23-year-old long jump world record by 5 cm, leaping 8.95 m. Powell's world record, since August 1991, still stands, making Powell the fourth person since 1900 to hold the long jump world record for over 20 years, his feat earned him the James E. Sullivan Award and BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year Award in 1991, he holds the longest non-legal jump of 8.99 m set at high altitude in Sestriere, Italy in 1992.

Powell again won the long jump silver medal at 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. In addition to his famous 1991 victory, he won the long jump again at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics, came third at the 1995 World Championships in Athletics. Powell competed in the 1992–93 Foot Locker Slam Fest and dunked from the free throw line. After the 1996 Olympics, Powell retired, he returned in 2001 with a goal of competing in the 2004 Olympics, but did not make the American team. Powell became an analyst for Yahoo! Sports Olympic Track & Field coverage, he stated in July 2009 that he intended to return to competition with the aim of breaking Tapani Taavitsainen's Masters over-45 world record in the long jump. Powell now coaches long jump permanently at the Academy of Speed in California. At the Simplot Games on February 20, 2015 in an official announcement Powell stated that, at the age of 51, he would jump again in competition. On March 7, 2015 Powell entered the Athletics New Zealand Track and Field Championships, with every jump considered an attempt at the World Masters record.

However, Powell sustained an injury in warm up and didn't compete. He stated he will jump again in the future. In July 2016 his daughter Micha Powell was named to Canada's Olympic team. Mike Powell at World Athletics

Elie Buconyori

Elie Buconyori, was the President of Hope Africa University, Free Methodist bishop in Burundi and President of the Free Methodist World Conference. In February 2011, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza awarded him Burundi's Presidential award for his entrepreneurial achievements with Hope Africa University, the country's fastest growing and largest private University. Buconyori was elected to lead Burundi's Christian Church Forum which represents 80% of Burundi's 10.5 million population. In 2010 Buconyori was named one of the 5 most powerful people in Burundi, by Burundi's largest magazine Iwacu. Iwacu additionally revealed that Buconyori is President Pierre Nkurunziza's chief private advisor and best friend. In 2011, the Interuniversity Council of East Africa elected him as chairman, the first time that Burundi leads East Africa's Education body. Buconyori received his PhD in Educational Studies with High Honors from Trinity International University in Chicago, United States, he is married to Joy Butoyi Buconyori, the former Coordinator of Child Care International in Nairobi, Kenya.

Together they have four children. "US Senator Richard Lugar and Ambassador Pamela Slutz Visit Hope Africa University!", Hope Africa University official website, 18 November 2010, archived from the original on 26 March 2012, retrieved 8 December 2010