The World or The World Islands, is an artificial archipelago of various small islands constructed in the rough shape of a world map, located in the waters of the Persian Gulf, 4.0 kilometres off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The World islands are composed of sand dredged from Dubai's shallow coastal waters, are one of several artificial island developments in Dubai; the World's developer is Nakheel Properties, the project was conceived by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. The actual construction was done by Van Oord and Boskalis; the same companies created the Palm Jumeirah. Construction of the 300 islands began in 2003. Though 60 percent of the islands had been sold off to private contractors back in 2008, development on most of these islands has failed to initiate; as of July 2012, the Lebanon Island was developed and was the only island that had so far been developed commercially, being used for private corporate events and public parties. As of late 2013, only two of the islands had been developed.
In January 2014, Kleindienst Group announced. The first of these series of islands will be Europe and Germany with development led by Kleindienst Group. Islands in the project range from 14,000 to 42,000 square metres in area. Distances between islands average 100 metres. Designed by Creative Kingdom Dubai, the development is an area that covers 6 by 9 kilometres and is surrounded by an oval-shaped breakwater island. 232 km of shoreline was created. The World's overall development costs were estimated at $13 billion CAD in 2005; the archipelago consists of seven sets of islands, representing the continents of Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Oceania. Each artificial island is named for its representative country, landmark, or region such as the United Kingdom, Mount Everest, New Mexico, Buenos Aires, New York, Mexico, St. Petersburg and India; the project was unveiled in May 2003 by Sheikh Mohammed and dredging began four months in September 2003. By January 2008, 60% of the islands were sold, 20 of which were bought in the first four months of 2007.
On 10 January 2008 the final stone on the breakwater was laid, completing development of the archipelago. As of July 2012, a second island, the Lebanon Island was developed and was'the only island that has so far been developed commercially, is used for private corporate events and public parties.' The Times Online reported in September 2009 that work on The World had been suspended due to the effects of the global financial crisis. And in February 2010 the Daily Mail reported; this was denied by Nakheel and independent technical reports as wholly inaccurate. Despite the denial, The Daily Telegraph reported in January 2011 that an independent company, Penguin Marine, provided verification on the erosion of the islands and the silting of the passageways between the islands. Due to finance and technical problems, Penguin Marine, the company contracted to provide transportation to the archipelago, is attempting to get out of the annual fees of $1.6 million paid to Nakheel properties. Until early 2012, only one of the islands had been occupied by a building on it, commercial or residential properties were not being constructed on any of the other islands.
Property prices in the Emirates had fallen 58 percent from their peak in the fourth quarter of 2008. The world economic recovery from the Great Recession has resulted in a rebound for the Dubai real estate market: it has been reported that "residential prices rose by 17.9% from August 2012 to 2013, while rents soared by 14.9% in the same period." The World was supposed to be serviced by four major transportation hubs linked by waterways. Land parcels are zoned for various uses: estate, mid density, high density and commercial. A Dubai Infinity Holdings construction planner has stated that developers have been negotiating with Nakheel about temporary siting of a cement batching plant on one of the islands to supply subdivided construction; the plan was for utilities to be routed under water, with water plants at each of the hubs pumping fresh water to the islands. Power was to be supplied by the Dubai Grid and distributed through underwater cables, however as of February 2015 no cables had been laid, so that developers have to provide their own power from diesel generators.
Wastewater and refuse systems are an individual concern for each island. Nakheel Group is itself further developing a resort named Coral Island over 20 islands that make up the North American part of The World; the low-rise development will include a hotel village. The second largest confirmed development is the purchase of 14 islands that make up Australia and New Zealand by Investment Dar of Kuwait; the islands are being terraformed to be developed as a resort named OQYANA. Irish business consortium Larionovo had plans to develop the Ireland island into an Irish-themed resort; the plans include a large internal marina and villas, a gym, an Irish-themed pub. In July 2007 it was announced that the Ireland Island would feature a recreation of Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway. However, on 25 November 2008, a provisional
The Honda Motocompo is a folding scooter sold by Honda 1981–1983. Released in Shetland White, Daisy Yellow and Caribbean Red variants, the Motocompo was introduced as a "trunk bike" to fit inside subcompact cars like the Honda Today and the Honda City; the City's baggage compartment was developed around the Motocompo. The handlebars and foot-pegs fold into the scooter's rectangular plastic body to present a clean, box-shaped package of 1,185 mm × 240 mm × 540 mm, it is the smallest scooter built by Honda. The company's initial monthly sales projection for the domestic market was 8,000 City and 10,000 Motocompo; the City surpassed its targets, but in all only 53,369 Motocompos were sold by the end of production in 1983. The scooter was marketed in conjunction with the City in television ads featuring British ska/2-tone band Madness; the Motocompo maintains a cult status among compact bike enthusiasts for its unique design, stylized logo, customizable potential. Bike meet-ups devoted to the Motocompo continue to engage with fans both young and old alike as a passionate community bonded by their enthusiasm for the retro vehicle.
The Motocompo is best known as the bike used by Natsumi Tsujimoto on You're Under Arrest. It is tucked away at the back of her partner Miyuki Kobayakawa's Honda Today police car when not in use, it was released as a Bandai model kit. Folding Video at honda.co.jp Motocompo Owners Gallery at honda.co.jp Honda Motocompo brochure at Product Design Data Base Flickr photo results for'Honda Motocompo'
Shariq Mustafa is a professional tabla player in Hindustani classical music. Mustafa received scholarships from the Sahitya Kala Parishad at the state level in 2012-13 from the ministry of culture and is a fellow at the Farukhabad gharana tradition of Hindustani classical music. Mustafa is the grandson of Ustad Ahmed Jan Thirakwa and Ustad Sabri khan, who are renowned for their contribution to Hindustani Classical music, he learned music in the family and has performed alongside eminent Hindustani classical artists like Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Ustad Kamal Sabri, Pankaj Udhas, many others. As the fifth generation musician from the Thirakwa lineage, the grandson of Ustad Ahmed Jan Thirakwa, the son of Ustad Rashid Mustafa Thirakwa, He is working on developing different styles of tabla playing. Initiated into tabla playing at the age of four, Shariq obtained classical training under his father, Ustad Rashid Mustafa Thirakwa, he has performed at the Sangeet Natak Academy Music Festival and various other music concerts in India and abroad.
Shariq performed at the Rangmanch: Fusion of Kathak and Sarangi program on March 14, 2019 at Triveni Kala Sangam. The event was organised by Chhavi Bansal, under the mentorship of Dr Anuradha Mishra, Professor of Vivekananda Institute of professional studies, he appeared in a public interview, accompanied by his father Ustad Rashid Mustafa Thirakwa, published by The Hindu. The Interview was titled: "Home is where the heart is"", speaks about the festival in memory of their guru, Ustad Ahmad Jaan Thirakwa Shariq Mustafa featured at TEDx was published on 27 January 2017 on YouTube
Leonardo Alberto Fernandez Napollitano is a retired Argentine-born Bolivian football goalkeeper. He played for 13 professional clubs in six different countries. Fernández has an extensive career in football, he started out at Argentinos Juniors, where he was promoted to the first team in 1994. He transferred to Defensores de Belgrano. After a short spell, he moved to Bolivia in 1997 to join Oriente Petrolero, a club which acquired his playing rights shortly thereafter. Fernández spent a good portion of his career at Oriente, playing there in four different occasions altogether. During his first period with Oriente he had a series of impressive displays, situation that encouraged him to apply for Bolivian citizenship in hopes of getting a call from the Bolivia national team. Fernández played professionally for Independiente, Unión de Santa Fe, Chacarita Juniors and Tiro Federal in the Argentine Primera, CF Extremadura of the Spanish second division, Atlético Nacional in the Copa Mustang and Sociedad Deportiva Aucas of the Serie A de Ecuador.
In April 2007, while playing for Oriente, Fernández tested positive for marijuana consumption after a league game's doping control test. He appealed for a second test, after the results came positive again the league decided to suspend him for a two-year period. In 2009, Fernández returned to professional football with Bolivian first division club Real Mamoré. In the year, he joined La Paz F. C. club. After his naturalization, Fernández was called to represent the Bolivia national team. Between 2003 and 2005, he earned a total of 17 caps for Bolivia, including 3 appearances in Copa América 2004, he represented his newly adopted country in 13 FIFA World Cup qualification matches. List of footballers born in Argentina who have played for other national teams Argentine Primera statistics at Fútbol XXI BDFA profile Leonardo Fernández at National-Football-Teams.com
Jan Vogler is a German-born classical cellist who lives in New York City. Born in East Berlin, he studied first with his father Peter Vogler and subsequently with Josef Schwab in Berlin, Heinrich Schiff in Basel and Siegfried Palm. At the age of 20 he won the principal cello position of the Staatskapelle Dresden, becoming the youngest player in the history of this orchestra to hold that position, he left the position in 1997 to pursue a solo career, moving to New York with his wife, violinist Mira Wang and their two children. There he befriended Bill Murray who joined him in 2017 for a musical recital in the Palace of Culture in Dresden; the program, titled "New Worlds", was recorded for Decca Records, Murray's debut album, toured in Germany and America, including the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and Carnegie Hall in New York City. German composer Jörg Widmann dedicated his cello concerto Dunkle Saiten to Vogler. Vogler has performed as soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony.
His regular recital partners include Hélène Grimaud. He is a Sony recording artist, his discography includes the Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach, the Dvořák Cello Concerto with the New York Philharmonic, the Schumann Cello Concerto, other major works, his cello is the Castelbarco/Fau, made by Stradivari in 1707. 2002: Echo Klassik Instrumentalist of the Year 2006: Echo Klassik, Chamber Music Recording of the Year, Mozart Divertimento, K. 563 2011: Erich-Kästner-Preis 2014: Echo Klassik Instrumentalist of the Year 2004: Cello Concertos.. 2005: Ludwig van Beethoven and Robert Schumann: The Works for Cello and Piano. 2005: The Secrets of Dvořak's Cello Concerto.. 2006: W. A. Mozart: Divertimento, K. 563.. 2007: my tunes.. 2007: Concerti brillanti.. 2009: Jan Vogler – the Cellist.. 2009: New Worlds.. 2009: experience: live from new york.. 2010: My tunes 2.. 2012: Johann Sebastian Bach Cello Suites Sony Music Entertainment. 2017: New Worlds.. Official website
The Grenfell Tower Inquiry is a British public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 72 people and destroyed Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017. It was ordered by Prime Minister Theresa May on the day following the fire. May announced on 29 June 2017 that the inquiry would be chaired by retired judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick, with the immediate priority "to establish the facts of what happened at Grenfell Tower in order to take the necessary action to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again." She promised that "No stone will be left unturned by this inquiry." On 15 August 2017, the terms of reference of the Inquiry were announced. The first hearing opened on 14 September 2017; the Inquiry is divided into two phases: Phase 1 which addressed the events on the night of the fire, the ongoing Phase 2 which will investigate the wider situation. Hearings for Phase 1 were held in June-December 2018 in Central London; the report for the findings of Phase 1 was published on 30 October 2019.
The Phase 2 hearings commenced on 28 January 2020 at a location in Paddington. Grenfell Tower was a 24-storey residential tower block in North Kensington, England, it was completed as part of the first phase of the Lancaster West Estate. The concrete structure's top 20 storeys consisted with a total of 200 bedrooms, its first four storeys were nonresidential until its most recent refurbishment in 2015–2016, which converted two of them to residential use, bringing it up to 127 flats and 227 bedrooms. It received new plastic framed windows and new cladding with thermal insulation. A major fire damaged the building on 14 June 2017, causing the deaths of 72 of the 293 people who were believed to be in the 129-flat tower that night; the day after the fire broke out, Theresa May, the prime minister, announced that there would be an inquiry into its causes. She made a statement to Parliament on 22 June announced a judge-led inquiry, saying "No stone will be left unturned by this Inquiry". Sophie Khan, who acted as solicitor for some families in the Lakanal House fire, told BBC Two's Newsnight that inquests would be better for the families as they would allow the families to participate and ask questions.
She said the coroner was independent but a public inquiry was government-led and she wondered what information the Prime Minister knew that she wanted to hide. Another solicitor, Louise Christian, who acted for families in relation to Lakanal House, wrote in The Guardian that a public inquiry was the best approach, she wrote about a promised public inquiry for Lakanal House being "downgraded to an inquest" and that inquests would be delayed by a criminal investigation. She acknowledged that victims' interests are sidelined in a public inquiry but wrote that the scope of a public inquiry is wider and that a rapid inquiry would put the government under more pressure to implement its findings immediately. On 29 June, May announced that a retired judge, would lead the inquiry, she stated that "Before the Inquiry starts Sir Martin will consult all those with an interest, including survivors and victims’ families, about the terms of reference." Moore-Bick met some survivors of the fire that day, cautioned against giving the inquiry too much scope.
The appointment was met with some criticism from survivors, as well as Emma Dent Coad, the MP for Kensington. The chief criticisms were towards Moore-Bick's background in commercial law, his different social background to the survivors and his previous ruling in a Westminster City Council case, in which he had allowed a local resident to be rehoused 50 miles away; this decision had been overturned on appeal by the Supreme Court. Dent Coad said "We need somebody who can do the detail but we need somebody who can understand human beings as well." During two public meetings held by the Inquiry before the finalisation of the terms of reference, various residents criticised the lack of diversity of the Inquiry panel, saying that it did not represent the community. An anonymous legal columnist in the New Statesman wrote that "The bulk of this objection, it appears, arises out of a cultivated image of Sir Martin as an establishment Mr Whitewash." The columnist argued that Moore-Bick's background as a "fact finder" in commercial law made him far better suited to the role than a criminal judge, that getting the inquiry to empathise with the survivors "can be achieved without sacking the chair and starting again."
Lord Chancellor David Lidington said Moore-Bick would lead the inquiry "with impartiality and a determination to get to the truth and see justice done". The inquiry leadership held a consultation on the inquiry's terms of reference throughout July 2017, which concluded on 4 August. On 30 June, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn wrote to May to say that the inquiry's terms should be broad, because the fire had "much wider implications for national policy issues". Former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer said that "The inquiry has got to look at how regime developed, or I think the residents would feel they were let down." On 17 July, he again to May, saying: "As I set out in my letter dated 30 June, there is considerable concern among residents and others that the judge leading the inquiry has been directed towards a narrowly defined Terms of Reference, which will not bring residents the answers they seek."On 15 August 2017, Theresa May announced the terms of reference. The inquiry's role would be to examine "the circumstances surrounding the fire", including its causes, how it spread to the whole building, the adequacy of the regulations and safety measures in place.
Labour Party politicians and some survivors have argued that the inquiry should include an examination of national policy in national policy towards social housing