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Telecommunications in Solomon Islands

Communications in Solomon Islands. Telephones - main lines in use: 13,000 Telephones - mobile cellular: 55,000. A new mobile telecommunications operator, commenced operations in 2010. Telephone system: domestic: GSM mobile phone network covering all provincial capitals along with several other townships and villages and a landline system covering all provincial capitals and some townships. Backhaul is principally via satellite along with some microwave and fibre optic. international: satellite earth stations based in Honiara and Gizo - Intelsat. Solomon Islands has no undersea fibre connection. Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 4 Paoa FM, ZFM100, Wan FM, Barava FM, shortwave 1; the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation, founded in 1976, transmits regular programming. Radio Receivers: 57,000 In addition to regular broadcast stations, several shortwave utility station networks exist, such as the Church of Melanesia network. Telekom Television Ltd TTV is the Solomon Islands only television network and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Solomon Telekom Co.

Ltd.. STCL operates under the brand name - Our Telekom. TTV is a free-to-air, terrestrial television network, located in Honiara. History: The first television broadcast was made possible in July 1992 by STCL who downlinked the Barcelona Summer Olympics utilising the satellite antennas used to relay international telephone calls and a small TV transmitter as an experiment. In 2006 ONE News leased the STCL owned transmitters to broadcast a local channel until 2011 when it went out of business. STCL continued to support television and formed TTV as a limited company in March 2008. In 2016 TTV launched the first free-to-air HD DVB-T services and began regular Parliamentary broadcasts. In 2019, TTV broadcasts three analogue SD and sixteen HD digital channels in the VHF/UHF frequency bands; the HD channels, available in Honiara, are a mixture of overseas sport and entertainments channels. Two of the TTV branded analogue SD channels are distributed to five other locations in four of the Solomons nine Provinces via satellite and microwave links.

Standards: TTV conforms to the Australian television frequencies for both analogue and digital transmissions. Channels: TTV branded channels include: TTV ONE, TTV TWO and TTV THREE. TTV ONE carries 13 other HD international sport and entertainment channels. Online: TTV ONE is streamed online and is accessible via the Our Telekom mobile network throughout the Solomons; the service is Geoblocked to the Solomons. Televisions: 3,000 Internet Service Providers:Solomon Telekom: https://web.archive.org/web/20190630065845/https://telekom.com.sb/McPacific: http://www.mc-pacific.com/satellite.htmlSATSOL: https://satsol.net/ People First Network: operate a community email network with 17 rural access points https://web.archive.org/web/20010415150953/http://www.peoplefirst.net.sb/General/PFnet.htm PFnet is establishing a VSAT network of distance learning centres in rural community schools under an EU-funded project http://www.peoplefirst.net.sb/dlcp It is hoped each host school will contribute to the Wikipedia or create their own wikis.

Country code: SB

The Trigger

For the book The Trigger: The Lie That Changed The World, see David Icke#Selected worksThe Trigger is a 1999 science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke and Michael P. Kube-McDowell, it is an attempt to explore the social impact of technological change. The Trigger starts in the early to mid-21st century. A group of scientists invent, by accident, a device that detonates all nitrate-based explosive in its vicinity, thus providing good protection against most known modern conventional weapons; the first half of the book explores the reactions of society and the scientists themselves as the latter attempt to ensure that their invention will only be used for peaceful ends. Although at first beneficial, other uses for the device are found, such as a faultless at-range detonator; the novel traces the scientists' slow progress in understanding the science behind their invention. The second half of the book begins when the science is sufficiently well understood that a second device can be built - one that does not detonate explosives, but renders them permanently harmless.

The story ends with the scientists discovering that the hyperdimensional impulse wave can be set to scramble specific DNA - making the device a killer. The Trigger title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Alexandria (novel)

Alexandria is a 2009 historical mystery crime novel by Lindsey Davis and the 19th book in her Marcus Didius Falco series. Set in Egypt and Ancient Rome, the novel stars Marcus Didius Falco and imperial agent; the title refers to the setting. Falco and his family attend a dinner party in Alexandria, hosted by his mother's brother Fulvius and his partner Cassius, to which the Serapaeion Chief Librarian, Theon, is invited. For them, Theon is found dead, locked in his chamber, Falco's entire family falls under suspicion for causing Theon's demise; as usual, Falco has to clear everyone's names. He visits the Serapeion and meets the people running it, including Philetus, its deceptively incompetent Director, a naturalist, Philadelphion. Falco's family cross paths with an old family friend, who has arrived in Egypt to "discuss business" with Philadelphion, as well as his dreaded father Geminus, who has arrived to discuss business with uncle Fulvius. More deaths soon follow: an old scholar, Nibytas, is found dead in the Library of Alexandria, while a student, Heras, is devoured by a crocodile in Philadelphion's care, further compounding the difficulty of Falco's investigations.

Philadelphion takes matters into his own hands and dissects Theon's body in public, risking arrest by the authorities in the process, but not before revealing some interesting tidbits: Theon was depressed and that he was poisoned from ingesting oleander. A deadly chase through the streets of Alexandria ending at the top of the Pharos soon reveals more: the Director was stealing library scrolls for resale back to Rome. Theon and Nibytas tried to stop Philetus, with tragic consequences for both: Nibytas chose to press on and was murdered, while Theon committed suicide by eating the oleander from garlands at the dinner party with Fulvius. Falco sadly admits that he may have caused Theon's death by asking Theon about the books under his care while having dinner with Fulvius, causing Theon to decide to take his own life later. Fearful of being found out, Philetus starts a fire in the library but Helena and the students manage to douse the blaze. With the cases of Theon and Nibytas now solved, one death remains to be investigated, however: that of Heras.

Falco discovers a love triangle between Philadelphion and a lawyer named Nicanor, but both men reconcile and take turns to "share" the woman. Heras' death is revealed to be indeed linked to the Chief Librarian's post — a disgruntled Library worker named Timosthenes hoped to kill Philadelphion by getting his own crocodiles to eat him, but ended up killing Heras instead. Enraged at his failure, Timosthenes attempts to kill Falco but is instead stabbed to death by Katutis, stalking Falco all along to coax a job out of him in Rome — Falco grudgingly allows Katutis to follow his family back to Rome, where he becomes Falco's secretary. Back in Rome and Helena receive a letter from Cassius, stating that Philadelphion became the Chief Librarian, despite having vowed to Falco to renounce the position to stay on as a naturalist. Falco laments that despite Philadelphion's brilliance as a biologist, he may not like his new job as his interest is in experimental science, not archival management. Roman rule and administration in Egypt The ethics of human experimentation and anatomical dissection in Hellenistic Egypt The domination of Greeks in the intellectual and cultural life of Roman Asia and the Middle East Falco's relationship with his father and distant relatives The events which unfold and lead into the next novel, Nemesis Davis has said: "... researching in the British Library – and since I always enjoy double use of experiences, you may find my observations reflected in scenes in the new book which are set in the legendary Great Library of Alexandria....

Not that there could be academic back-stabbing, murder and fraud at that wonderful building on the Euston Road and I never came across an on-site autopsy of a librarian who would end up mummified!" Catoblepas, "not appearing, but deserves a mention" Musaeum, the Museion of the book Alexandria on the author's website

Thomas Albert Smith Adams

Thomas Albert Smith Adams known as "TAS", was a southern American Methodist clergyman and poet. The great-grandparents of T. A. S. Adams, as he was called, were Welsh-Irish Presbyterians, who emigrated from Ireland to South Carolina in 1766. Abram Adams, his father, moved with his wife and five children, in 1834, to Noxubee County and bought a tract of land from the Indians. Ten out of the fourteen children in this thrifty, religious family lived to the age of twenty-one. Among them was T. A, S. Adams, born February 5, 1839, named for a general under whom his father served in the War of 1812. From the neighborhood school he entered, with marked literary aptitude, the University of Mississippi and completed the Junior year, graduating with honors at Emory and Henry College, Virginia, in 1860; the same year he married, entered the Methodist ministry. He was chaplain of the 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment under General Joseph R. Davis in the Confederate Army. Transferring in 1871 from the Mobile Conference, which he had joined, to the North Mississippi Conference, formed that year, he soon ranked among the leaders in the Conference, filling important stations and at intervals appointed to the presidency of several church schools.

He was among the first, earnest, advocates of a Mississippi Methodist College. His epic poem, Enscotidion. Aunt Peggy and Other Poems appeared in 1882, in which year he was a delegate from his Conference to the General Conference of the Southern Methodist Church; the degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred on him by his alma mater in 1884. In 1886, he became president of Centenary College of Louisiana, but resigned the next year and moved to Jackson, where he established a school with the design of having it become the "State Methodist College", but his plans miscarried, he reentered the itinerant ministry in the North Mississippi Conference. He died from a stroke of apoplexy, December 21, 1888, in the railway station at Jackson, while preparing to leave for his new appointment at Oxford, Mississippi. Unless otherwise noted, the text of this article is by Dabney Lipsomb. "Thomas Albert Smith Adams". Library of Southern Literature. Atlanta: Martin and Hoyt Co. pp. 1–4. Enscotidion. Southern Methodist Publishing House, 1876

Bhagwan Sharma

Shribhagwan Sharma is an Indian politician and a member of the 16th Legislative Assembly of India. He represents the Debai constituency of Uttar Pradesh and was a member of the Samajwadi Party political party until 2017. ShriBhagwan Sharma was born in Gautam Budh Nagar district, he is educated till tenth grade. Shribhagwan Sharma has been a MLA for two terms, he is a member of the Samajwadi Party political party. During the 15th Vidhan Sabha, he was a member of the Bahujan Samaj Party. Sharma was expelled from the SP along with his brother Mukesh Sharma for defying the party whip by cross-voting in favor of a Bharatiya Janata Party nominee and attempted to contest with the BJP, but were denied tickets, after which, they joined the Rashtriya Lok Dal. Debai Sixteenth Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly

Rayagada

Rayagada is a municipality in Rayagada district in the Indian state of Odisha. It is the administrative headquarters of Rayagada district; the city of Rayagada was founded by King Vishwanath Dev Gajapati of the Suryavansh Shankara dynasty of Nandapur-Jeypore Kingdom. It served as the capital of an extensive dominion that stretched from the confines of Bengal to Telangana in the south and was a great center of trade and commerce in the coastal regions of the country. There was a fort constructed by the king and a row of shrines built along the river Nagavali including the temple of Majjhigarhiani, considered the guardian deity of the place; until 1947, the city was in the domains of the Jeypore Maharajahs. As of 2001 India census, Rayagada had a population of 57,732. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Rayagada has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, female literacy is 56%. In Rayagada, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The population of Rayagada town as per 2011 census is 71,208 out of which male population is 36,036 and female population is 35,172. Purnachandra Bidika, the Gold medalist in Asian Power lifting Championship & Anup Satapathy, the well known and only Magician of the district, are from Rayagada. Varun Sandesh a hero in Tollywood The first MLA after independence day Sri Mandangi Kamayya elected MLA to continue three times in Rayagada constituency Koraput, Orissa. Ritesh Agarwal CEO of Oyo rooms, he is a world-class entrepreneur. Current MLA from Rayagada Assembly Constituency is Shri Lal Bihari Himrika of Biju Janata Dal, who won the seat in State elections in 2009 Lalbihari Himirika of BJD had won this seat in 2000. After serving as deputy speaker of Odisha assembly, he was serving as a cabinet minister for SC and ST development minister. Rayagada is part of Koraput. Shri Jayram Pangi won the general election 2009 defeating Dr. Giridhar Gomango who represented this constituency 9 times. Current MP is Jhina Hikaka.

N. Bhaskar Rao has been elected to Rajya Sabha from Rayagada. KSB Singh. Nandapur A Forsaken Kingdom. Utkal Sahitya Press. ISBN 978-81-86772-17-1. Official website of Rayagada district