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Transport in Ghana

Transport in Ghana is accomplished by road, rail and water. Ghana's transportation and communications networks are centered in the southern regions the areas in which gold and timber are produced; the northern and central areas are connected through a major road system. Increased transport investment helped to increase the number of new vehicle registrations and transportation alternatives include rail, ferry and air; the railway system in Ghana has been confined to the plains south of the barrier range on mountains north of the city of Kumasi. However, the 1,067 mm narrow gauge railway, totalling 935 kilometres, is presently undergoing major rehabilitation and inroads to the interior are now being made. In Ghana, most of the lines are single tracked, in 1997, it was estimated that 32 kilometres were double tracked. In 2005, the Minister of Ports and Railways announced plans to extend the railway system to facilitate economic development. To begin, $5 million was invested for feasibility studies.

Possible projects at the time included extending a line from Ejisu to Techiman. Over the next two years, there were various studies and in 2007, work began. In March 2007, a Private Public Partnership was proposed to rehabilitate the Eastern Railway from Accra to Ejisu and Kumasi, with an extension from Ejisu via Mampong, Tamale and Paga, with a branch from Tamale to Yendi and Sheini; the extension will cost $1.6 b. There was another proposal in September 2007 to extend the Western Railway from Awaso via Techiman, Sawla, Wa to Hamile. In February 2008, the Ghana General News reported that the Ministry of Harbours and Railways and the Ghana Railway Corporation expected to complete a new commuter line linking Accra and Tema by June 2008; the formation was complete from Sakumono to the SSNIT flats near Tema. Diesel multiple-unit trainsets will be imported for use on the line. Construction of sleeper plant for the far north line was initiated in 2008; the Ghana railway network occupies a total rail route length and rail track length of 947 km and 1300 km, comprising national rail lines that do not go outside of Ghana and the Ghana national border.

Ghana railway network is limited to south Ghana and the southern part of Ghana within the Greater Accra region, Central region, Western region, Eastern region and Ashanti region of south Ghana. There are plans underway that revamp the operations of the Ghana Railway Corporation and Ghana Railway Company to make it more viable, to attract private sector participation. Concession agreements have been signed by the Ghana Railway Corporation for the development and extension of the Ghana Eastern Rail Line and the rehabilitation of the Ghana Western Rail Line; the major rail routes in Ghana are the Ghana Eastern Rail Line that connects Kumasi to Koforidua, the Ghana Western Rail Line that connects Kumasi to Sekondi-Takoradi and Cape Coast. In 2010, Ghana Railway Corporation began a GH₵12.9 billion rail project at the construction of the Ghana rail infrastructure to Ghana High-Speed Rail and to upgrade all of Ghana's railway line network has been planned and to be completed at the end of 2014 with construction managed by the China Railway High-Speed and the Chinese National Machinery Import and Export Corporation.

These towns are proposed to be served by rail: Ejisu Kintampo Paga - near Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast borders. Hamile - far northwest corner Boankra Inland Port Korean engineers studying the building of new lines in February 2007 were to consider conversion to standard gauge. Road transport is by far the dominant carrier of freight and passengers in Ghana's land transport system, it carries over 95% of all passenger and freight traffic and reaches most communities, is classified under three categories of trunk roads, urban roads, feeder roads. The Ghana Highway Authority, established in 1974 is tasked with developing and maintaining the country's trunk road network totaling 13,367 km, which makes up 33% of Ghana's total road network of 40,186 km. Trunk roads in Ghana are classified as National roads, Regional roads, Inter-regional roads, all of which form the Ghana road network. National roads, designated with the letter N, link all the major population centers in Ghana. Regional roads, designated with the letter R, are a mix of primary and secondary routes, which serve as feeder roads to National roads.

With respect to this mode of transport, many people prefer to use the public means. Many of the town and cities in the country can be reached by the use of urban buses known as "trotro" or taxis. For inter-regional transport bigger buses are used; the Ghana road network is 64,323 km and road transportation is the most dominant choice of transportation in Ghana. Road transport infrastructure in Ghana can be used throughout to facilitate the exchange of commodities and enable regular school attendance and fast access to health facilities in Ghana. There has been an increased investment and expansion in the road transportation of Ghana, GH₵1 billion in 2012. There is a Ghanaian Bus Rapid Transit, known as Metro mass Transit L. T. D, a Taxicab system connecting the Ghanaian big cities among themselves, a Minibuses system, known as Tro Tros, connecting big cities with the country's rural areas and small towns; the Ghana Police Se

Nancy Stevenson

Ferdinan Backer "Nancy" Stevenson was an American politician who served as Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina from 1979 to 1983. She was the first and only woman to be elected to statewide office in South Carolina until the election of Inez Tenenbaum as Superintendent of Education in 1998, she served two terms in the South Carolina House of Representatives and, after leaving office, unsuccessfully ran for the state's 2nd congressional district seat in 1984 against incumbent Floyd Spence. List of female lieutenant governors in the United States Nancy Stevenson at Find a Grave


Relampago is a fictional character, a comic book superhero self-published by creator Judge Margarito C. Garza; the character made his first appearance in Relampago! #1 making him the first Mexican American superhero in the American comic book industry. The character's debut series only ran for three issues ending with the passing of Judge Garza 1995. A planned revival series by comic creator Richard Dominguez was scrapped as he was unable to gain the consent of the surviving Garza family. District court Judge Margarito Garza conceived of Relampago shortly after attending a comic convention. Garza, who had grown frustrated with seeing the same crimes being committed, had created the hero as a way to exercise fantasies of stopping crime. Noticing a lack of representation at the time, he decided to make the character Tejano, believing that the Mexican-American youth needed a superhero of their own. With the help of his wife Jean, Relampago became a more well-rounded character embodying both Catholic and Mexican folklore.

As the character further developed, Judge Garza sent letters to Marvel and DC Comics telling them of his creation, but both companies showed little interest. Garza would try to get a listing in a comic pricing guide, but the publishers said the character was "too obscure"; the Judge decided to maintain the comic in a self-published print, becoming more of a personal project than a money-making venture. Garza published the first issue of Relampago in 1977. Only 1,000 copies of the original book were printed and many of them destroyed soon after due to concerns of possible copyright infringement, making it a rarity among collectors. Garza enlisted the aid of Sam G. Gonzales for the next two issues, all released in the same year with all publications coming to a halt soon after the release of the third issue. Several years the comic attracted the attention of Richard Dominguez, a Dallas illustrator, who found an issue of the comic in a half-price book store. Intrigued, Dominguez contacted Garza through his comic book shop and the two formed a close friendship.

At this time Relampago hadn't been in published print since its last issue in December 1977. Judge Garza had wanted to revive the series for some time and Dominguez offered his services as an artist. To prove himself to the Judge, Dominguez created his own comic book titled El Gato Negro in 1993. Garza realized how serious Dominguez was and agreed to collaborate on a new Relampago series with a planned cross-over issue featuring their respective heroes; this collaboration never came to be however, with the death of Judge Garza in 1995. Shot while robbing an elderly man's home, Marcos Zapata escaped from the scene of the crime wounded. Having heard of the dark arts practiced by La Bruja Mendoza, Marcos stumbled to the Mendoza's doorstep. Pleading for help, the young bandit died on her doorstep. Realizing an opportunity, La Bruja revived, she bathed him in special lotions, fed him bitter broths, applied herbs to his body. Soon after, Marcos discovered himself to be an "invincible man", having super strength, super speed, invulnerability.

His physical appearance changed as well, making him physically attractive. His life now belonged to La Bruja Mendoza. Believing he owed her that much, Marcos stole for the old witch, he grew tired of stealing and was intent on leaving the witch. Mendoza herself was brutally beaten by thieves intent on stealing her ill-gotten goods. Left for dead in her burning home, Marcos managed to save La Bruja Mendoza. In her final moments of life Marcos pleaded, "These powers, this strength, are these gifts permanent or are they only temporary?" But Mendoza's pain proved too great to bear, her last words being "The powers are as permanent only as..." The following week, Marcos would arrange a proper burial for Mendoza with the aid of a local church. Renouncing his checkered past, Marcos decided to use his new-found gifts for good, creating the alter ego of Relampago and fighting against crime. Relampago’s powers include superhuman strength, increased speed and agility, as well as near invulnerability; the extent of his superhuman strength and invulnerability are not known but he has been shown to stop a speeding vehicle with his bare hands as well as recovering after falling from tremendous heights.

While unable to fly, Relampago is able to leap to great heights and distances and has been known to use a grappling hook to scale tall buildings

2020 Virginia Democratic primary

The 2020 Virginia Democratic primary took place in Virginia, United States, on March 3, 2020, as one of 14 contests scheduled on Super Tuesday in the Democratic Party primaries for the 2020 presidential election, following the South Carolina primary the weekend before. The Virginia primary was an open primary, wherein any registered voter can vote, regardless of party registration; the state awarded 124 delegates towards the 2020 Democratic National Convention, of which 99 are pledged delegates allocated at the local level. The Associated Press declared Joe Biden, his victory was much more massive. Biden won Virginia by over 30 points, winning nearly every county in the state across nearly all demographics, his strongest performances were among African-American voters and voters in the Washington, D. C. suburbs, but Biden handily won nearly all rural counties dominated by white, working-class voters. Virginia is one of 14 states holding primaries on March 3, 2020 known as "Super Tuesday". Absentee voting began 45 days earlier, on January 18, 2020, for voters able to give an acceptable reason for being unable to vote on March 3.

Voting took place throughout the state from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. In the open primary, candidates must meet a threshold of 15 percent at the congressional district or statewide level in order to be considered viable; the 99 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be allocated proportionally on the basis of the results of the primary. Of the 99 pledged delegates, between 4 and 7 are allocated to each of the state's 11 congressional districts and another 13 are allocated to party leaders and elected officials, in addition to 21 at-large pledged delegates. Bonus delegates will be allocated as Virginia shares a primary date with numerous other states on Super Tuesday. After city and county caucuses between Saturday, April 18, Monday, April 20, 2020, during which district delegates will be elected for subsequent congressional district conventions on Saturday, May 2, 9, 16, 2020, as well as the state convention. At the congressional district conventions, national convention district level delegates will be nominated.

The state convention will convene on Saturday, June 13, 2020, to vote on the 21 pledged at-large and 13 PLEO delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention. The 99 pledged delegates Virginia sends to the national convention will be joined by 25 unpledged PLEO delegates. Ballot access to the primary was not automatic, potential candidates had to file a 5,000-signature petition from qualified voters, with at least 200 signatures from each of the state’s 11 congressional districts by December 12, 2019, to appear on the primary ballot; the following candidates were on the ballot:Running Michael Bloomberg Elizabeth Warren Bernie Sanders Tulsi Gabbard Joe BidenWithdrawn Pete Buttigieg Amy Klobuchar Tom Steyer Andrew Yang Cory Booker Michael Bennet Deval Patrick †Candidate withdrew after absentee voting started. Additional candidates The Green Papers delegate allocation summary Virginia Democratic Party draft delegate selection plan FiveThirtyEight Virginia primary poll tracker


The Friesenfeld was a Gau, in modern-day north Thuringia and south Saxony-Anhalt in the area between Allstedt and Merseburg and which bordered Hassegau. Numerous places in Friesenfeld such as Erdeborn were named in the Hersfeld Tithe Register of the Hersfeld Abbey as being obliged to pay tithes; the territory was named after Frisians. August von Wersebe: Beschreibung der Gaue zwischen Elbe, Saale und Unstrut, Weser und Werra: Mit einer Karte, 1829, S. 96 ff Digitalisat Georg Landau: Beiträge zur Beschreibung der Gaue Frisenfeld und Hassegau, In: Allgemeines Archiv für die Geschichtskunde des preussischen Staates, Band 12, 1833 Digitalisat Hermann Größler: Der gemeinsame Umfang der Gaue Friesenfeld und Hassegau, in: Zeitschrift des Harzvereins VI Allgemeines Archiv für die Geschichtskunde des preussischen Staates, Band 3, S.44f Hersfeld Tithe Register

Henry Rosovsky

Henry Rosovsky is Dean Emeritus of the Faculty of Arts and Science of Harvard University, following a career as an economic historian, specializing in East Asia. From 1973 to 1984 and 1990 to 1991, Rosovsky served as the Dean, where he was a Professor of Economics and chair of its Department of Economics, he served as Acting President of Harvard in 1984 and 1987 and holds the Geyser University Professorship Emeritus. After stepping down from the dean’s position, in 1985, he became a member of Harvard’s governing body, the Harvard Corporation, until 1997, the first Harvard faculty member to do so in a century. Born in the Free City of Danzig to Russian Jewish parents, Rosovsky grew up speaking Russian and French. At age 13, Rosovsky came to the United States in 1940 with his family. In 1949, he received his A. B. degree from the College of William and Mary and his Ph. D. degree from Harvard in 1959. He became a naturalized U. S. citizen in 1949. He served in the US Army from 1946 to 1947 and again from 1950 to 1952.

He taught economics and Japanese studies at the University of California at Berkeley until 1965. He has taught as a visiting professor in Japan and Israel and has worked variously as a consultant with the United States government, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and UNESCO. In 2000, Rosovsky chaired the Task Force on Higher Education and Society with Mamphela Ramphele; the Task Force was convened by the World Bank and UNESCO to explore the future of higher education in developing countries. Its report and Promise, argued that higher education systems in poor countries are in crisis and made a case for renewed investment, curricular reform and improved standards of governance. Rosovsky is the author of Capital Formation in Japan, Quantitative Japanese Economic History, Japanese Economic Growth and The University: An Owner's Manual, he edited Industrialization in Two Systems, Discord in the Pacific, Asia's New Giant: How the Japanese Economy Works, Favorites of Fortune and The Political Economy of Japan: Cultural and Social Dynamics.

Thomas Short of Commentary magazine praised The University as "a cozy book" where Rosovsky, with "a humorous, relentlessly self-deprecating manner," shares "many anecdotes from his own career in higher education."In 1981, he received the Encyclopædia Britannica Achievement in Life Award for Achievement in Education and, in 1992, the Clark Kerr Medal for service to Higher Education from the University of California at Berkeley. In 1984 the French government made him a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. Task Force on Higher Education website "Henry Rosovsky". JSTOR