Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been the king and prime minister of Saudi Arabia and custodian of the Two Holy Mosques since 23 January 2015. He was the deputy governor of Riyadh and the governor of Riyadh for 48 years from 1963 to 2011, he was appointed minister of Defense. He was named the crown prince in 2012 following the death of his brother Nayef bin Abdulaziz. Salman became the new king of Saudi Arabia on 23 January 2015 following the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah. Since 2019 he is the oldest surviving son of Ibn Saud, his major initiatives as king include the Saudi intervention in the Yemeni Civil War, Saudi Vision 2030, a 2017 decree allowing Saudi women to drive. His son, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, is considered the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia and has led many reforms within the country, as well as engendering a number of controversies, including the 2017 arrest of members of the Saudi royal family and the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Salman was born on 31 December 1935, is reported to be the 25th son of Ibn Saud, the first monarch and founder of Saudi Arabia.
Salman and his six full brothers make up the Sudairi Seven. He was raised in the Murabba Palace. Salman received his early education at the Princes' School in the capital city of Riyadh, a school established by Ibn Saud to provide education for his children, he studied modern science. Salman was appointed deputy governor of Riyadh Province in 17 March 1954, aged 19, held the post until 19 April 1955, he was appointed the provincial governor in 5 February 1963, remained in that office until 5 November 2011. As governor, he contributed to the development of Riyadh from a mid-sized town into a major urban metropolis, he served as an important liaison to attract tourism, capital projects and foreign investment to his country. He favored economic relationships with the West. During his governorship, Salman recruited advisors from King Saud University. During Salman's five decades as Riyadh governor, he became adept at managing the delicate balance of clerical and princely interests that determine Saudi policy.
He was the chairman of the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives, King Abdulaziz Museum, the Prince Salman Center for Disability Research and the Prince Fahd bin Salman Charitable Society for the Care of Kidney Patients. King Salman undertook several foreign tours while he was governor. In 1974, he visited Kuwait and Qatar to strengthen Saudi Arabia's relationship with those nations. During his visit to Montreal, Canada in 1991, he inaugurated a gallery. In 1996, he was received in the Élysée Palace in Paris by the then-French president Jacques Chirac; the same year he toured Bosnia and Herzegovina to give donations to the Muslim citizens of the country. Being a part of an Asian tour in 1998, Salman visited Pakistan, Japan and China. According to the Washington Post, Saudi journalist the late Jamal Khashoggi "criticized Prince Salman governor of Riyadh and head of the Saudi committee for support to the Afghan mujahideen, for unwisely funding Salafist extremist groups that were undermining the war."Under Salman, Riyadh became one of the richest cities in the Middle East and an important place for trade and commerce.
There were infrastructural advances including schools and sports stadiums. About the province, he said: Every village or town in the Riyadh Region is dear to me, holds a special place in my heart... I witnessed every step taken by the city of Riyadh, for this reason it is difficult for me to think about being far away from Riyadh. On 5 November 2011, Salman was appointed Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, replacing his full brother, the late Crown Prince Sultan, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz was named as the governor of the Riyadh Province. Prince Salman was named as a member of the National Security Council on the same day, it is speculated that his placement in the immediate line of succession occurred due to his qualities. First, he has a diplomatic nature, he headed the family council, called The Descendants' Council, established by King Fahd in 2000 to solve family matters, reach consensus and try to avoid any publicly embarrassing behaviour of some family members. Second, Salman belongs to the "middle generation" in the royal family.
Last, as a result of his long-term governorship, he had developed a network of relationships within Arab and international circles. Salman continued the policy of military intervention in Bahrain, to try to crush the Bahrain uprising. In April 2012, Salman visited both the United States and the United Kingdom where he met with US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron. 2013 saw Saudi military spending climb to $67bn, overtaking that of the UK, France and Japan to place fourth globally. As defense minister, Salman was head of the military as Saudi Arabia joined the United States and other Arab countries in carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in 2014. On 18 June 2012, Salman was appointed as Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia shortly after the death of his brother, Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. Prince Salman was made First Deputy Prime minister, his nomination as crown prince and deputy prime minister was seen by some as a signal that King Abdullah's cautious reforms were to continue.
On the other hand, Saudi reformists stated that while Pri
Xuan-Yuan Sword refers to a series of Taiwanese role-playing video games for personal computers developed by the DOMO Studio of Softstar Entertainment Inc. based in Taiwan. The games incorporate elements of Chinese mythology as well as historic events. In time immemorial, the "Xuan-Yuan Sword" was wielded by Yellow Emperor of ancient China to defend the ancient Chinese against the warlord Chi You and his aggressive subjects. After Chi You's defeat, the future for the five-thousand-year-old history of China was secured, the Sword was passed on from Yellow Emperor to future generations to continue to defend the world against evil. Due to its great power, the sword was sought by treacherous individuals to further their own ends. A recurring item of the series is the Monster Fusion Vessel, created by the goddess Nüwa in emulation of the Immortal Creation Ding to cleanse the world. Within the Vessel resides an immortal entity known as the Spirit in the Vessel; the Vessel's powers are to absorb nonhuman creatures, to transmute them into other creatures or items.
The Xuan-Yuan Sword series is the oldest and longest living Chinese RPG series, totaling 13 RPGs with ancient Chinese-style stories set in ancient Chinese backgrounds. They are: 01 Xuan-Yuan Sword 02 Xuan-Yuan Sword II 03 Xuan-Yuan Sword: Dance of Maple Banners 04 Xuan-Yuan Sword III: Beyond Clouds and Mountains 05 Xuan-Yuan Sword III: Scar of the Sky 06 Xuan-Yuan Sword IV: The Black Dragon Dances as Storm Rages 07 Xuan-Yuan Sword IV: The Millennial Destiny 08 Xuan-Yuan Sword V: A Sword above the Clouds and the Sentiment of Shanhai 09 Xuan-Yuan Sword V: The Clouds of Han 10 Xuan-Yuan Sword V: The Clouds Faraway 11 Xuan-Yuan Sword VI: The Phoenix Soars over Millennial Clouds 12 Xuan-Yuan Sword VI: The Gate of Firmament 13 Xuan-Yuan Sword VII In the beginning of the world, the goddess Nüwa created two kinds of intelligent life: those of men, those of monsters, who warred among each other all the time; the Sword was created by men in an attempt to end the everlasting war. Led by a single heroic figure, Xuan-yuan Swordsman who wielded the Sword, the war between humans and monsters ended with both sides suffering heavy casualties.
Seventeen years the main character, He Ran, a young swordsman left his mentor to set off on a journey into the chaotic world to carve his own path. The first game in the series, Xuan-Yuan Sword was Softstar's first RPG product and was released in 1990; the time period the game is set in is ambiguous. The game features a Dragon Quest-like user interface. Players started the game as a novice adventurer with minimal fighting skills and can gain combat experience through battles to enable progression to other areas and advance the plot; the main characters were named after the characters from A Chinese Ghost Story in this game, but their names were retconned in the second game. The game featured standard VGA 16-colored 640x480 screen, complete with party-members, round-based combat, full-screen sprite animation, various monsters, Chinese-styled AdLb music, sound effects, animated spell effects, as well as full Chinese interface, a great hit in Taiwan's computer game market at that period. Released on October 13, 1990.
Continuing from where the first game left off, He Ran, together with the vigilante Yang Kunshuo and the young thaumaturge Jiang Ruhong, defeated the dreaded incarnation of the Flaming Phoenix, befriended a benevolent fox spirit Gu Yuesheng, traveled back in time to find He Ran's parents. They sought to bring about the end of the leader of the invasive monsters, known as the Wicked God and confronted the treacherous Spirit of the Vessel. Released on February 8, 1994. Features Many key features of the game series were introduced with this game, it was set in 320×240 256-colored screen. In-game artworks such as scenes, character portraits, items were fashioned in Chinese painting style. Monster Fusion Vessel Another key feature is the Vessel system. Not long after the beginning of the game, the Monster Fusion Vessel can be acquired, has two main functions:Absorb enemies encountered in battle, with limitations: Cannot absorb creatures that have higher experience level than player, those creatures whose levels are close to the players' are more captured when wounded.
Bosses creatures and human enemies cannot be absorbed. Imprisoned monsters are visible in players inventory and can be summoned to assist during battle with a stamina cost. Transmutation. A player can transmute creatures
Dreamfarm is a design company headquartered in Brisbane, Australia. Founded in Australian Capital Canberra in 2003, Dreamfarm's range includes innovative kitchenwares and homewares, with potato masher Smood the best-selling product; the company won a Red Dot Design Award in March 2010 for "Clongs", click-lock sit up tongs, a design which includes resting points so that the working end of tongs does not come into contact with a bench surface. Dreamfarm was founded in 2003 by the 22-year-old Alexander Gransbury; the company's first product was Grindenstein. Feeling frustrated with no easy way to dispose of the used coffee grinds from his home espresso machine, Gransbury built the first Grindenstein prototype out of a PVC pipe and a construction bolt. Within twelve months, Grindenstein – now made out of ABS plastic and Santoprene rubber – was being sold in selected retail stores around Australia, while still being built at Gransbury's family residence in Canberra. By the end of 2005, Grindenstein was being sold internationally.
Dreamfarm's production was moved offshore in 2006, so the company could continue to meet the high demand and provide products of an optimum quality. From there it was able to concentrate on designing and producing more products and extending the range. Dreamfarm Europe BV was launched to sell directly to European retailers in June, 2006. Due to the fall of the Euro against the US dollar and increasing costs of freight and holding stock in The Netherlands, Dreamfarm Europe BV was closed in June, 2017. In 2007, Dreamfarm secured distribution agencies in the US and New Zealand; as the company continued to expand, the need to be based in a larger city became apparent. It relocated its headquarters to Brisbane, Queensland, in January 2008. To sell directly to the expanding USA market, Dreamfarm Inc was established as wholly owned distributor in May 2008 and Dreamfarm Australia Pty Ltd followed in 2013. Both subsidiaries run their own local warehouses to service retail stores and internet consumers.
Their local sales and support staff manage teams of external sales representatives who call on over 1200 and 400 retail stores in the US and Australia respectively. Dreamfarm is distributed in 23 countries worldwide, including France, Switzerland, Israel, Ireland, The Philippines, South Africa and The United Kingdom; the UK is Dreamfarm's largest market. The following is a list of Dreamfarm products, the year they were introduced and a brief description: Kitchen wizard Alexander Gransbury creates a stir – The Courier-Mail Article – 25 January 2009 Brits gobble up Australian products and ideas – The Courier-Mail Article – 25 January 2009 Young guns make their mark on business - Dynamic Business Article – 28 October 2009 My lightbulb moment – Virgin Blue Voyeur Magazine Article – September 2009 – p42 Canberra companies kick goals in Ireland – ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope Media Release – 14 October 2005 The Amazing Gadget That Will Solve All Your Nutella Problems - LADBible - 16 February 2018 http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/dreamfarm-brisbane-business-inventing-cool-kitchen-utensils/news-story/55ce14c95759a534190bd12e19d17850 - The Courier Mail Article - 1 February 2017 IHA Presents gia Awards for Product Design - Home Furnishing News - 03 March 2019 Dreamfarm Kicks Off Crowdfunding Campaign For Pepper Mill - HomeWorld Business - 24 October 2018 A cutting board that's a cut above - The Boston Globe - 07 January 2019 THE ORTWO ‘SINGLEHANDEDLY’ CHANGES HOW WE CRUSH PEPPER!
- Yanko Design - 23 November 2018 Official website
The Willingboro Township Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade from Willingboro Township, in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprising eight schools, had an enrollment of 3,203 students and 272.0 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 11.8:1. The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "DE", the fifth-highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J. In 1994 the district established a task force on; this was the second time. In 2002 the district had 5,500 students; that year Toni Callas of the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote that the district had "mediocre test scores and a tainted public image."
In 2002 it took steps to implement school uniforms and establish three magnet programs in order to attract students to its schools. In January 2004, the district enacted a mandatory school uniform policy. For the 2005-06 school year, Garfield East Elementary School was one of 22 schools statewide selected as Governor's School of Excellence Winners, an award given to schools that have demonstrated significant academic improvement over the previous two academic years. Schools in the district are: Early childhoodJ. Cresswell Stuart Early Childhood Development Center for PreK-K Garfield East Early Childhood Development Center for PreK-KElementary schoolsHawthorne Elementary School with 393 students in grades 1-4 W. R. James Sr. Elementary School with 349 students in grades 1-4 Twin Hills Elementary School with 312 students in grades 1-4Intermediate / middle schoolsLevitt Intermediate School with NA students in grades 5-6 Willingboro Memorial Middle School with 677 students in grades 7-8High school / alternative Willingboro High School with 632 students in grades 9-12 Alternative School at Bookbinder served 18 students in grades 6-12The S.
W. Bookbinder, J. A. McGinley and Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary Schools were closed at the end of the 2005-06 school year as part of an effort to save about $3.6 million, through the reduction of as many as 100 staff members and class sizes increased as large as 27 at the five remaining elementary schools. The cuts were needed to fill a two-year budget deficit of nearly $10 million. Core members of the district's administration are: Neely Hackett, Superintendent Kelvin Smith, Business Administrator / Board SecretaryThe district's board of education has nine members who set policy and oversee the fiscal and educational operation of the district through its administration; as a Type II school district, the board's trustees are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with three seats up for election each year held as part of the November general election. Willingboro Township Public Schools Willingboro Township Public Schools's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education School Data for the Willingboro Township Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
Anti-German sentiment is defined as an opposition to or fear of Germany, its inhabitants, its culture and the German language. Its opposite is Germanophilia; the sentiment began with the mid-19th century unification of Germany, which made the new nation a rival to the Great Powers of Europe on economic, cultural and military grounds. In the 20th century, the role of Germans as the primary perpetrators of the Holocaust and Germany's role in starting two world wars fed anti-German sentiment amongst Germany's enemy countries and the citizens of those countries. In the 1860s Russia experienced an outbreak of Germanophobia restricted to a small group of writers in St. Petersburg who had united around a right-wing newspaper, it began in 1864 with the publication of an article by a writer who proposed that Poland be given autonomy and that the privileges of the German barons in the Baltic governorates and Finland be preserved. Mikhail Katkov published a harsh criticism of the article in the Moscow News, which in turn caused a flood of angry articles in which Russian writers expressed their irritation with Europeans, some of which featured direct attacks on Germans.
The following year, 1865, the 100th anniversary of the death of Mikhail Lomonosov was marked throughout the Russian empire. Articles were published mentioning the difficulties Lomonosov had encountered from the foreign members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, most of whom had been of German descent; the authors criticized contemporary German scholars for their neglect of the Russian language and for printing articles in foreign languages while receiving funds from the Russian people. It was further suggested by some writers that Russian citizens of German origin who did not speak Russian and follow the Orthodox faith should be considered foreigners, it was proposed that people of German descent be forbidden from holding diplomatic posts as they might not have "solidarity with respect to Russia". Despite the press campaign against Germans, Germanophobic feelings did not develop in Russia to any widespread extent, died out, due to the Imperial family's German roots and the presence of many German names in the Russian political elite.
Negative comments about Germany had begun to appear in Britain in the 1870s, following the Prussian victory in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870–71. Criticisms were expressed in the press and in the birth of the invasion novel, many of which focused on the idea that Britain might be Germany's next victim; these fears were fueled by the new mass press, which had a huge impact on public opinion. Lord Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliff, who used his Newspapers like "Daily Mail" or "The Times" to rush against Germany, was prominent in this role and influenced the classes and the masses like no one else against Germany. In 1887, the label Made in Germany was introduced, to get British buyers to adhere to the concept of "buying British". After suffering slight losses, German manufacturers soon found the label to be of good use, but it shows another reason for British sentiments against Germany. The British Empire was one of the leading economic powers in the world and didn‘t want to lose its place to Germany.
With increasing economic power of the German Empire the Germans were perceived as competitors more and more. In the 1890s there was widespread hostility towards foreigners in Britain directed against eastern European Jews but including Germans. Joseph Bannister believed that German residents in Britain were "gambling-house keepers, hotel-porters, barbers,'bullies', runaway conscripts, bath-attendants, street musicians, bakers, cheap clerks, etc". Interviewees for the Royal Commission on Alien Immigration believed that Germans were involved in prostitution and burglary, many people viewed Germans working in Britain as threatening the livelihood of Britons by being willing to work for longer hours. Anti-German hostility deepened since early 1896 after the Kruger telegram of Kaiser Wilhelm II, in which he congratulated President Kruger of the Transvaal on resisting the British Jameson Raid. Attacks on Germans in London were reported in the German press at the time but do not appear to have occurred.
The Saturday Review suggested "be ready to fight Germany, as Germania delenda est". The Kaiser's reputation was further degraded by the Daily Telegraph Affair. In the 19th century the mass influx of German immigrants which made them the largest group of Americans by ancestry today, resulted in nativist reactionary movements not unlike those of the contemporary Western world; these would culminate in 1844 with the establishment of the American Party, which had an xenophobic stance. One of many incidents described in a 19th century account included the blocking of a funeral procession in New York by a group who proceeded to hurl insults at the pallbearers. Incidents such as these led to more meetings of Germans who would establish fraternal groups such as the Sons of Hermann in 1840, having been founded as a means to "improve and foster German customs and the spread of benevolence among Germans in the United States". Following the signing of the Entente Cordiale in 1904 between Britain and France, official relationships cooled as did popular attitudes towards Germany and German residents in Britain.
A fear of German militarism replaced a previous admiration for German literature. At the same time, journalists produced a stream of articles on the threat pos
Camp Stanley is a U. S. Army facility located at the Leon Springs Military Reservation, the present day Camp Bullis, twenty miles northwest of downtown San Antonio near Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, it operates the "Camp Stanley Storage Activity" as an ammunitions depot subpost of the San Antonio Arsenal. It is not to be confused with the U. S. Army's Camp Stanley located in South Korea. Camp Stanley was an infantry cantonment called Camp Funston, was renamed Camp Stanley on October 2, 1917, for Brig. Gen. David Sloane Stanley; the primary missions of the "Camp Stanley Storage Activity" have been receipt and issuance of ordnance material. The secondary mission of the CSSA is weapons qualifying. After World War II, several land transfers occurred: In 1953 about 2,040 acres, the majority of the outer cantonment of present-day Camp Stanley, were transferred from Camp Bullis to the Camp Stanley Storage Activity. In 1949 CSSA had become assigned to the Red River Army Depot near Texarkana, Texas, as a support facility.
In 1970 an additional 204 acres were transferred to Camp Stanley. According to a US Army document of 2005, "The primary mission of CSSA is receipt and issuance of ordnance material as well as quality assurance testing of military weapons and ammunition. A secondary mission, weapons training and qualifying occurs at CSSA." A 2010 solicitation for bids to do environmental work at Camp Stanley noted, "The installation stores large quantities of arms and ammunition and has sensitive missions, thus access to the installation and security clearance requirements for long-term personnel are much more restrictive than most military installations." News stories in 2011 indicated a Central Intelligence Agency presence at Camp Stanley in connection with warehousing of ex-Soviet weapons for distribution to factions in conflicts the US wished to support covertly and deniably. In December 2013, the CSSA was identified by former CIA analyst Allen Thomson as the probable site of a CIA arms cache known as the “Midwest Depot”, used from at least the early 1960s and through 2010.
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