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Transport in Guinea

Transport in Guinea is composed by a variety of systems that people in the country use to get around as well as to and from domestic and international destinations. The railway from Conakry to Kankan ceased operating in the mid-1980s. Domestic air services are intermittent. Most vehicles in Guinea are 20+ years old, cabs are any four-door vehicle which the owner has designated as being for hire. Locals, nearly without vehicles of their own, rely upon these taxis and small buses to take them around town and across the country. There is some river traffic on the Milo rivers. Horses and donkeys pull carts to transport construction materials. Iron mining at Simandou in the southeast beginning in 2007 and at Kalia in the east is to result in the construction of a new heavy-duty standard gauge railway and deepwater port. Iron mining at Simandou will load to a new port near Buchanan, Liberia, in exchange for which rehabilitation of the Conakry to Kankan line will occur. Conakry International Airport is the largest airport in the country, with flights to other cities in Africa as well as to Europe.

Total: 1,086 km standard gauge: 279 km 1,435 mm gauge metre gauge: 807 km 1,000 mm gauge The lines do not all connect. This line carries about 12,000,000 t per annum. Port Kamsar - port Boké Sangarédi - bauxite mine This line is 1,000 mm gauge and head off in a northwestern direction. Conakry - capital and port. Dubréka Fria - bauxite mine This line is 1,000 mm gauge. Conversion to 1,435 mm gauge has been proposed. Conakry - capital and port. Kindia - provincial capital. Kolèntèn Konkouré - several km north of railway Mamou - provincial capital Kégnégo Dabola - junction and break of gauge Bissikrima Cisséla - Kouroussa - bridge over Niger River Kankan - terminus and provincial capital; this line is 1,435 mm. Dabola - junction and break of gauge Tougué - bauxite This line is 1,435 mm and parallels the Southern line. Conakry - capital and port. Rail Map Rail Map Kindia - bauxite mine; the heavy duty Transguinean Railways would be 1,435 mm. It goes from iron ore mines in the south east and bauxite mines in the north to a new port a Matakong.

Matakong - Deepwater port Forécariah Madina Woula - way station Bambafouga - junction Marela - way station Faranah Tiro Kissidougou - way station Macenta Koule Nzerekore Lola Simandou iron ore deposit near Diéké Nimba - iron ore Pontiola - bauxite Tougué - branch terminus - bauxite July 2008 - wobbles over Simandou leases four ex-Croatian locomotives refurbished and regauged in Russia Progress Length total: 30,500 km paved: 5,033 km unpaved: 25,467 km The Trans–West African Coastal Highway crosses Guinea, connecting it to Bissau, when construction in Sierra Leone and Liberia is complete, to a total of 13 other nations of the Economic Community of West African States. 1,295 km navigable by shallow-draft native craft Boké, Kamsar none 15 total: 5 over 3,047 m: 1 2,438 to 3,047 m: 1 1,524 to 2,437 m: 3 The airport code for the capital, Conakry, is CKY. total: 10 1,524 to 2,437 m: 5 914 to 1,523 m: 4 under 914 m: 1 Economy of Guinea Google maps Conakry International Airport, Guinea Aviation Safety CKY Guinea AZ World Airports Guinea

Pilkington XXX F.C.

Pilkington XXX Football Club was a football club based in Birmingham, England. They joined the Midland Combination Division Three in 1998. In 2002, they changed their name from Burman Hi-Ton, they resigned from the Midland League Division One at the end of the 2015-16 season. It is unclear when the club was formed – the club itself notes that the present name was adopted in 2002 but does not state when the earlier incarnation had been formed, it is known that the club, under its previous name of Burman Hi-Ton F. C. won the Birmingham Works League Division One in the 1996–97 season and joined the Midland Combination in 1998, where the team won the Division Three championship at the first attempt. In 2001–02 the team won the Division Two title to gain promotion to Division One, whereupon the club adopted its present name. Success again came in Division One, with a runners-up spot in 2003–04 gaining the team promotion to the Premier Division. Best league performance: 5th in Midland Combination Premier Division, 2006–07 Best FA Cup performance: First Qualifying Round 2010–11 Best FA Vase performance: Second Round Proper, 2008–09 History page of official club website Pilkington XXX at the Football Club History Database Burman Hi-Ton at the Football Club History Database Pilkington XXX Football Club

Art Wolff

Not to be confused with Art Wolfe. Art Wolff is acting coach. Wolff has amassed a number of notable directing credits. Directing episodes of The Tracey Ullman Show, It's Garry Shandling's Show, The Powers That Be, Dream On, most notably the original Seinfeld pilot episode "The Seinfeld Chronicles". In recent years, Wolff has directed theatre at a number of venues, as well as taught courses at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and the Actors Studio; as an acting coach, Wolff has worked with Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sean Penn, Matthew Perry, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, Julie Hagerty, Steve Martin, Brian Benben, other many others. He runs an acting studio in Hollywood. Official website Art Wolff on IMDb

John Larkin (Jesuit)

John Larkin was a Jesuit priest, born in England, who settled in New York City. There he became president of St John's College. John Larkin was born in County Durham, England in 1801, he focused on classical studies at Ushaw College of the University of Durham. After his studies at Ushaw, he joined the navy and traveled to Hindostan before returning to England to work at firms in Newcastle and London. In 1823 he began studying theology in Paris at the St. Sulpice seminary, he was sent to Montreal to teach philosophy. Hr was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Kingston, Ontario in 1832, it was in Montreal that Larkin joined the Society of Jesuits in 1841, in 1846 he journeyed to New York City with 50 cents in his pocket. In 1847, with only five cents remaining from his travels, Larkin founded the College of St. Francis Xavier, now Xavier High School. With his five cents he was able to purchase a former Protestant church at the crossroads of Elizabeth and Walker streets. However, in 1848 a devastating fire destroyed the property.

In 1851 a new location was acquired on West Sixteenth Street. During the search for a new location, Larkin received the opportunity to become Bishop of Toronto, a position he declined. In 1851 Larkin returned to Fordham where he became the President of St. John's College, for the next three years he "exerted such an extraordinary influence over pupils of all ages as he exercised—an influence that did not cease with the college life, but made itself felt in after years and stamped the future career of many of the men who were disciplined by him as boys."Larkin did encounter issues during his presidency. When Larkin's administration cancelled the holiday, Irish students brought cheap marbles and destroyed a majority of the college's windows; the Know Nothings were a group determined to fight the growing influence of German and Irish Catholic immigrants in America. After the fallout from St. Patrick's day, two meetings on Fordham Heights were held by the Know Nothings to plot setting fire to St. John's.

However, a blacksmith, Mr. Cole, was aware of these meetings and threatened to expose the group if they continued with their plans; the Know Nothings ceased planning their attempt to burn down the college, but the government decided to provide the college with twelve muskets for protection. After he left Fordham in 1854, he was summoned to England and back to New York. Larkin died on December 1858 at Fordham. Larkin Hall, a 27,000-square-foot science building located on the Rose Hill campus, is named after him

Bismarck-class corvette

The Bismarck-class corvettes were a class of six corvettes built for the German Kaiserliche Marine in the 1870s. The six ships were Bismarck, Blücher, Moltke and Stein; the Bismarck-class corvettes were ordered as part of a major naval construction program in the early 1870s, they were designed to serve as fleet scouts and on extended tours in Germany's colonial empire. The ships were armed with a battery of between ten and sixteen 15 cm guns and they had a full ship rig to supplement their steam engine on long cruises abroad. One ship, Blücher, was converted into a torpedo testing and training ship shortly after she was completed, having her guns replaced with a variety of torpedo launchers. Most of the members of the class were sent on extended foreign cruises throughout their careers to support the expansion of Germany's colonial empire through the 1880s. Moltke supported one of the German expeditions for the International Polar Year in 1882. Bismarck was involved in the seizure of the colony of Kamerun in 1884, she and Stosch were used to secure the protectorate of Wituland in 1885–1886, which became German East Africa.

Members of the class cruised off South America to protect German interests during the War of the Pacific. Blücher and Stein served their entire careers as training ships, with the former training most German torpedo crews between the 1880s and 1900s and the latter being used to train naval cadets and apprentice seamen. Gneisenau and Stosch were used as training ships in their careers. In this role, they were used for long-range training cruises to the West Indies and the Mediterranean Sea. Bismarck was the first member of the class to be disposed of, being converted into a barracks ship in 1891. Gneisenau was wrecked off Málaga in a gale. Blücher was badly sold thereafter. Stosch was sold for scrap the same year, in 1908, Stein was converted into a barracks ship. Moltke continued in service until 1910; the surviving members of the class were broken up in 1920 after the end of World War I. As German commercial interests began to expand to overseas markets in Asia and the Pacific in the 1870s, the need for long-range cruising warships became severe as other European powers started to exclude German businesses from activity abroad.

By the mid-1870s, the fleet of corvettes available to the German Kaiserliche Marine was ageing, with several vessels twenty years old. At the time, the world's navies were grappling with the development of steam power, which had replaced sails in large ironclad warships. Cruising vessels required a much longer radius of action than the ironclads, steam engines were not yet reliable or efficient enough to rely on them alone, necessitating the retention of traditional sailing rigs. After the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1871, the Kaiserliche Marine began an expansion program to strengthen the fleet to meet the demands imposed by Germany's increased economic activities abroad and to prepare it for a potential future conflict with France; the naval command determined that modern steam corvettes were necessary for scouting purposes, as well as overseas cruising duties to protect German interests abroad. The six ships of the Bismarck class were ordered in the early 1870s as part of this program to modernize the fleet.

The design for the Bismarck class was prepared between 1873 and 1875, it was similar to the Leipzig class that preceded it, although the Bismarcks were smaller vessels. The ships of the Bismarck class varied in dimensions. At the waterline, the ships were 72.18 to 72.2 meters long, 82 to 82.5 meters long overall. They had a draft of 5.2 to 5.68 m forward and 6.18 to 6.3 m aft. They displaced 2,756 to 2,856 metric tons and up to 2,994 to 3,386 t at full load; the ships' hulls were constructed with transverse iron frames with one layer of wood planks, which were sheathed with zinc to prevent biofouling on extended cruises abroad, where shipyard facilities were not available. They had a double bottom below the engine room; the ship's crew consisted of 18 officers and 386 enlisted men, though this varied later in their careers when they were used as training ships. Their typical complement in that role was 20 officers and 449 sailors, of whom 50 were naval cadets and 210 were Schiffsjungen, though Gneisenau had 17 officers and 443 sailors, of whom 20 were cadets and 220 were Schiffsjungen.

Blücher, which spent her entire career as a torpedo training ship, varied in crew size between 14 and 34 officers and 287 and 494 sailors. Each ship carried a variety of small boats, including one picket boat, two cutters, two yawls, two dinghies. Blücher instead had six picket boats, two launches, one pinnace, two yawls, two dinghies, the last of which were removed; the ships were powered by a single 3-cylinder marine steam engine that drove one 2-bladed screw propeller and four coal-fired fire-tube boilers, which were ducted into a single, retractable funnel. The ships had a top speed of 12.5 to 13.9 knots at 2,334 to 2,989 metric horsepower. Coal storage amounted to 270 to 326 t, they had a cruising radius of 2,380 nautical miles at a speed of 9 knots

Richti Wallisellen

Richti Wallisellen is a mixed-use development on former industrial land situated between Wallisellen railway station and the 1970s-era Glattzentrum indoor shopping mall. The master plan of the new complex was designed by architect Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani on a model of an Italian city center. Richti Wallisellen is made of one 72-meter-high glass high-rise. Four buildings are for residential purpose; the first two inhabited, host private apartments and are designed by Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani and SAM Architekten. The second two host apartments for rent, are both designed by Diener & Diener; the remaining two buildings are for offices. The first office building hosts the new headquarter of Allianz Suisse from end 2013, is designed by Wiel Arets Architects; this is a much discussed and technological complex, is composed of 2 glass buildings connected by bridges. The second office building will host the new headquarter of UPC Cablecom from end 2014, is designed by Max Dudler Architekten; the complex has several public gardens with recreational areas for kids and a small Japanese garden in the internal court of the Allianz low building.

All gardens are for public use, open to public. The Richtiarkade is the main artery of the complex, has Richtiplatz at its center. On the ground floor of the Richti Wallisellen - along the Richtiarkade - there are stores and services. Most of the stores focus on food and fashion; the main food court is at the center of the open-air complex on Richtiplatz. It's the beating heart of Richti shopping. Here is a fountain, public benches, several food businesses. Andulino is an Italian restaurant specializing on grill. Nooch is an Asian restaurant, specializing on Thai food, it incorporates Negishi, which offers Japanese specialities. Sahar is a high-end Indian restaurant. Schokolato is a gourmet Italian BAR GELATERIA, specializing in coffee, ice-cream/gelato and small lunch. Zapote is Mexican-Californian restaurant, specializing on burritos. Richti Shopping Official web site Wiel Arets Project