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Solaris Bus & Coach

Solaris Bus & Coach is a Polish producer of public transport vehicles, with its headquarters in Bolechowo-Osiedle near Poznań. Solaris owns four production sites: its main factory and headquarters in Bolechowo, two plants in Środa Wielkopolska as well as a final assembling hall for rolling stock, located in Poznań, in Wieruszowska street; the firm arose from the enterprise Neoplan Polska established in 1994. A production facility was launched in Bolechowo-Osiedle near Poznań in 1996; the first low-floor bus produced in Bolechowo rolled off the assembly line on 22 March 1996 and it is this date, understood as the beginning of the company's history. 1999 saw the première of the first city bus of the Solaris brand – the Solaris Urbino 12. In 2001 the company was rebranded into Solaris Coach Sp.. Z o.o. only to be converted from a limited liability company into a joint-stock company. The company is not listed on the stock exchange. Solaris city buses are available in diverse drive configurations as well as bodywork sizes and types.

In 2006, Solaris became the first manufacturer to market, in Europe, the first serially produced hybrid drive bus Solaris Urbino 18 Hybrid. The portfolio of the bus maker covers conventionally fuelled vehicles as well as those with an alternative drive; the Solaris Urbino 12 electric was the first Polish, the first electric bus at that, to win an international title for the year Bus and Coach of the Year 2017. In July 2018, it was announced. In 1994, Krzysztof Olszewski founded the company Neoplan Polska Sp. Z o.o. A branch office for the Polish market of German bus brand Neoplan. In 1995, this enterprise won a tender for the delivery of 72 low-floor city buses for Poznań; the tender was made conditional upon locating the bus manufacturing factory in the vicinity of Poznań. As a result, the company launched an assembly plant for buses in Bolechowo-Osiedle; the first bus produced by Neoplan Polska came fresh off the production line on 22 March 1996. Having carried out the order for Poznań, the firm went on to reach the position of Polish market leader in the segment of low-floor city buses.

The Bolechowo plant manufactured licence-based buses of the Neoplan family: Neoplan N4009, Neoplan N4016, Neoplan N4020, Neoplan N4021. The buses stood out from other ones thanks to their reliability and the quality of execution, but above all thanks to their innovative design and, a novelty back its accessibility for elderly and disabled people thanks to the low floor. An element distinguishing the Neoplan buses produced in Poland from those made abroad was the green dachshund logo pasted onto the left-hand corner of the front face, it was supposed to symbolise the simplicity of use. The colour of the dachshund was a reference to the company's environmental commitment in the production of public transport vehicles; the green dachshund has remained the symbol of the company to this day. In the second half of the 1990s, the company Neoplan Polska expanded its own technical office in charge of research and development. Back the company was using software that allowed it to shorten the time needed to design and build a prototype of a new model.

Towards the end of the 1990s Neoplan launched a new generation of city buses. However, Mr Olszewski decided not to launch their production in the Bolechowo plant, as they would not meet with interest in Poland on account of their exorbitant price. In 1998, the Neoplan Polska engineers constructed the first city bus to be produced only in Bolechowo – the Neoplan K4016TD, for marketing purposes dubbed Olibus. 1999 saw the début of the first city bus of the Solaris Urbino family. To begin with Neoplan Polska was tied by its contract with Neoplan, so the company of Mr Olszewski was able to sell buses only in Poland or in countries in central and eastern Europe. In 2001, Neoplan was taken over by German company MAN; that is why on 1 September 2001, the firm Neoplan Polska was turned into a private limited company, its name was changed to Solaris Bus & Coach Sp. Z o.o. Krzysztof and Solange Olszewski became the sole owners. From that point on the export of Solaris buses was no longer limited by contracts with Neoplan, all ties to that company were rendered invalid.

On 1 July 2005 the company was transformed into joint-stock company Solaris Bus & Coach S. A.. Years Solange Olszewska notes: “My husband and I were looking for a name that would evoke positive connotations in all languages, that would be easy to pronounce and would be related to the future. We were unable to find anything suitable. Among hundreds of words, we noticed “solaris” – a simple name, bringing to mind positive associations with sunshine and beginning with the same letter as my first name. On 5 September 2018 CAF acquired 100% of the shares of Solaris Bus & Coach and company was included to the Group CAF. Additionally, CAF has entered into an agreement with the Polish Development Fund – Polski Fundusz Rozwoju – for the acquisition by the latter of a minority stake in Solaris in the same terms and conditions agreed in by CAF in the acquisition of Solaris; the first buses of the Solaris Urbino family were designed by a group of Polish engineers in collaboration with Berlin-based designer office IFS Designatelier under the leadership of Krzysztof Olszewski.

In May 1999, at the Poznań International Fair Motor Show, the co

Jorn Bjorn Augestad

Jorn Bjorn Augestad is a citizen of Norway whose travel plans triggered widespread comment. Augestad runs a blog called "201 countries" documenting his efforts to visit every country in the world, before he turns thirty years old. Security experts have described his plans as naive and dangerous, because his plans will include war zones. Augestad, in turn, has described their warnings as exaggerated. Augestad returned to visit his parents over Christmas in 2018. At that time he told Norwegian reporters he had just seven countries left to visit, before his birthday in March; those seven countries were Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome, Cape Verde, Bhutan and Seychelles. March 13, 2019 he reached Seychelles, his final country and became the youngest Norwegian to have visited every country in the World; as a guest at the TV2 talkshow "God Morgen Norge" he explained that people are good in every country and that he wishes to keep on traveling

Forward Music

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In 2011, Forward Music opened its state of the art Live concert venue in Beirut: The Democratic republic of Music. DRM hosted 300 concerts in the span of 3 years with artists such as: Stanley Jordan, Tony Allen, The Musicians of the Nile, Henri Texier, Souad Massi, The Herbaliser, Ilham al-Madfai, Joey DeFrancesco, many others including the label's artists and a myriad of musicians from Syria, Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon. Charbel Rouhana Lena Chamamyan Soumaya Baalbaki Ghazi Abdel Baki Issa Ghandour Mustafa Said Ziad El Ahmadie Watad, Ghazi Abdel Baki Ila Mata, Charbel Rouhana Handmade, Charbel Rouhana Arabtango, Soumaya Baalbaki Rubaiyat El Khayyam, Mustafa Said "Ghazi Abdel Baki LIVE", Ghazi Abdel Baki Beirut Good Vibes - Vol.1, Various Handmade DVD, Charbel Rouhana Darwish, Issa Ghandour and the Madina Band The Last Communique, Ghazi Abdel Baki Doux Zen, Charbel Rouhana The Collection, Lena Chamamyan Hal Asmar Elone, Lena Chamamyan Shamat, Lena Chamamyan Cotton Candy, Lena Chamamyan Communique # 1, Ghazi Abdel Baki Madinatuna, Paul Salem Oyoun el Bakar, Ziyad Sahhab World Music From Lebanon - Vol.1, Various We Live, Various Dangerous, Charbel Rouhana Faces, Ibrahim Jaber Gros Bras Sourat Trait d'Union, Charbel Rouhana Communique # 2, Ghazi Abdel Baki Keep On Singing, Ziyad Sahhab World Music From Lebanon - Vol.2, Various World Music From Lebanon - Vol.3, Various Fareeq ElAtrash, Fareeq El Atrash Silent Wave, Ziad Al-Ahmadieh Bilbal, Ziad Al-Ahmadieh Beyond Traditions, Ziad Al-Ahmadieh Things That I Miss, Hazem Shaheen Hewar, Hewar El Aysh Wel Melh, Masar The Taqalid Series, Various Asil, Asil Ensemble & Mustafa Said The Annunciation, Nida Abou Mrad & The Arabic Classical Ensemble Wisal, Nida Abou Mrad &The Arabic Classical Ensemble Wasalat, Nida Abou Mrad &The Arabic Classical Ensemble Tajwid, Sheikh Salah Yammout Insan, Twais Taqalid Sampler, Various Khameer, Basel Rajoub

The Birth of a Nation: The Inspired By Album

The Birth of a Nation: The Inspired by Album is the companion album to the 2016 movie The Birth of a Nation. It was released on Atlantic Records on September 30, 2016, one week prior to the film’s theatrical release; the album was curated by the film's star and director Nate Parker, Atlantic Records CEO Craig Kallman, Atlantic Records President of Film & Television Kevin Weaver as a platform for lyrical content inspired by the film's protagonist Nat Turner, an enslaved preacher from Virginia who led a rebellion against slave owners. It features a number of prominent R&B and Hip-Hop artists, including Vic Mensa, Wale, The Game, K. Michelle, Ne-Yo, Pusha T, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, Lecrae. Credits adapted from the album's digital booklet

213th Air Defense Artillery Regiment

The 213th Air Defense Artillery is a regiment in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. It appears to have been established as an Air Defense Artillery Branch unit in 1989-90, according to TIOH insignia data; the Reading Eagle of August 31, 1989, advertises for personnel to join Battery B of the 1st Battalion, a'new Army National Guard unit'. Major General John E. Stevens led the creation of the 1st Battalion, 213th ADA from the previous 165th Military Police Battalion, with the new unit established in August 1989. By October 1, 1997, it was part of the 28th Infantry Division. Constituted on 14 May 1874 as the 4th Infantry Regiment, Pennsylvania. Organized on 30 June 1874 from existing independent companies of the 5th and 7th Divisions, Pennsylvania National Guard. Consisting of companies in Allentown, Columbia, Reading and Pottsville. Mustered into federal service from 9 May-6 July 1898 as the 4th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and mustered out of federal service 16 November 1898 and reorganized as the 4th Infantry Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard.

Mustered into federal service on 8 July 1916 for Mexican border duty, mustered out of federal service 15–26 January 1917. Mustered into federal service on 16–27 July 1917. Reorganized and redesignated between 15 August 1917 – 21 March 1918 as the 10th, 108th and 109th Machine Gun Battalions, 28th Division, as the 149th Machine Gun Battalion and elements of the 150th and 151st Machine Gun Battalions, 42nd Division. Demobilized during May 1919. Reorganized between 9 July 1920 – 8 April 1921 as 1st, 2nd and 3rd Separate Battalions of Infantry, Pennsylvania National Guard. Consolidated and redesignated 1 May 1922 as the 213th Artillery. Redesignated on 1 August 1921 as the 213th Coast Artillery inducted into federal service on 15 September 1940. 3rd battalion constituted 27 May 1942 and organized at Bayonne, New JerseyRegiment broken up at Castel Volturno, Italy 9 September 1943 as follows- HHB as HHB 213th Antiaircraft Artillery Group 1st Battalion as 73rd Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion 2nd battalion as 899th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion 3rd Battalion as 337th Antiaircraft Artillery Searchlight BattalionThe 213th, 337th and 899th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalions were reorganized and redesignated on 1 June 1959 as the 213th Artillery, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System to consist of the 3rd Automatic Weapons Battalion and 4th Howitzer Battalion.

Reorganized on 24 March 1964 to consist of the 3rd Automatic Weapons Battalion and 4th Battalion. The unit was broken up on 17 February 1968 and withdrawn from the Combat Arms Regimental system and reorganized on 1 October 1990 under the United States Army Regimental System to consist of 1st Battalion, an element of the 28th Infantry Division. July 2002 the 1st Battalion, 213th Air Defense Artillery deployed to the European Theater in support of "Operation Enduring Freedom". DescriptionA Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, on a maple leaf Argent between in pairle seven fleurs-de-lis Or, the dome of the United States Capitol Azure, in base, dexter a Maltese cross, sinister a scorpion bendwise of the third. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “THE FIRST DEFENDERS” in Blue letters. SymbolismThe shield is red for Artillery. Service during the War of 1812 is indicated by the maple leaf. BackgroundThe distinctive unit insignia was approved for the 213th Coast Artillery Regiment on 4 June 1932.

It was redesignated for the 213th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion on 26 March 1952. It was redesignated for the 213th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion on 15 December 1954; the insignia was redesignated for the 213th Artillery Regiment on 26 July 1961. It was redesignated for the 213th Air Defense Artillery Regiment with the description revised on 8 May 1989. ShieldGules, on a maple leaf Argent between in pairle seven fleurs-de-lis Or, the dome of the United States Capitol Azure, in base, dexter a Maltese cross, sinister a scorpion bendwise of the third. CrestThat for the regiments and separate battalions of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, a lion rampant guardant Proper, holding in dexter paw a naked scimitar Argent hilted Or and in sinister an escutcheon Argent on a fess Sable three plates. Motto: ShieldThe shield is red for Artillery. Service during the War of 1812 is indicated by the maple leaf. CrestThe crest is that of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

The coat of arms was approved for the 213th Coast Artillery Regiment on 1 April 1932. It was redesignated for the 213th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion on 26 March 1952, it was redesignated for the 213th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion on 15 December 1954. The insignia was redesignated for the 213th Artillery Regiment on 26 July 1961, it was redesignated for the 213th Air Defense Artillery Regiment on 8 May 1989. Unknown Unknown This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History. Http:// James A. Sawicki, Antiaircraft Artillery Battalions of the U. S. Army 1991, ISBN 0-9602404-7-0 World War I Order of Battle The 213th Coast Artillery Schuylkill County Men During the Years of

Ephraim Mashaba

Ephraim Mashaba is a South African football manager and former player. He was the manager of the Swaziland national side, where he was appointed in May 2008. Mashaba has managed the South Africa national side, but was sacked from the team on the eve of the 2004 African Cup of Nations in January 2004 after having been suspended. Mashaba has managed club sides Vaal Reef Stars and Black Leopards, he was appointed as manager of the South African national team in July 2014. He was suspended for disciplinary reasons in November 2016, was sacked for misconduct in December 2016, he failed in his attempt to appeal the decision. In January 2019 he became manager of Witbank Spurs. After a poor run of form, he was sacked on 3 April 2019