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Transport in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast invested remarkably in its transport system. Transport Infrastructures are much more developed than they are other West African countries despite a crisis that restrained their maintenance and development. Since its independence in 1960, Ivory Coast put an emphasis on increasing and modernizing the transport network for human as well as for goods. Major infrastructures of diverse nature were built including railways, roads and airports. In spite of the crisis, neighbor countries still depend on the Ivorian transport network for importing and transiting their immigrants to Ivory Coast; the nation's railway system is part of a 1 260 km long route that links the country to Burkina Faso and Niger. 1 156 km of railroad links Abidjan to capital of Burkina Faso. Built during colonial era by the firm Abidjan-Niger, this railroad freed several landlocked countries among which were ex-High-Volta and Mali; this railroad, operated by Sitarail, plays a key role as regards to the carriage of the goods and the transport of people between Ivory Coast and border countries: 1 million tons of goods have transited in 2006.

In 2005, despite the negative impact the crisis had on the sector, benefits engendered by transporting the goods and people via RAN, are estimated at 16 309 et3 837billionCFA. As of 2004, the railway network consisted of a state-controlled 660 km section of a 1,146 km narrow gauge railroad that ran north from Abidjan through Bouaké and Ferkéssédougou to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Ivory Coast road network spreads over 85 000 km consisting of 75 000 unpaved, 65 000 km, 224 km highways, it provides international traffic with neighbor countries. The Trans–West African Coastal Highway provides a paved link to Ghana, Togo and Nigeria, with paved highways to landlocked Mali and Burkina Faso feeding into the coastal highway; when construction of roads and bridges in Liberia and Sierra Leone is complete, the highway will link to another seven Economic Community of West African States nations to the west and north-west. At the national level, vehicles are estimated at 600 000, which includes 75% of used cars due to the low purchasing power since the beginning of the economic crisis.

20 000 new cars are registered every year. Although maintenance and renovations works are being carried out since middle-2011, over 80% of the Ivorian network is older than 20 years and therefore damaged. In addition, a significant traffic exists throughout the capital; this traffic is composed of taxi and mini-buses locally referred to as Gbaka. The country counts with two 4-laned motorways, the first one running from Abidjan to Yamoussoukro for a length of 224 km. and the second joining Abidjan to Grand-Bassam, with a length of 30 km. Both are built under international standards of security. Landscape view of the Autonomous Port of Abidjan Ivory Coast contributed to developing maritime transport by building two ports on its seaside namely, autonomous port of Abidjan, sometimes referred to as "lung of Ivorian economy", the San-Pedro port; the total traffic in 2005, by adding importation to exportation, was 18 661 784 tons for autonomous port of Abidjan and 1 001 991 tons for San-Pedro. Harbor activity is concentrated at Abidjan, which has facilities that include a fishing port and equipment for handling containers.

The autonomous port of Abidjan cover a 770 hectares area and shelters 60% of the country industries. It is the first tuna fishing port in Africa, it contains 36 conventional berths spread over six kilometers of quays providing a capacity of sixty commercial ships with multiple special docks, a container terminal as well as several specialized and industrial berths. The other major port, the San-Pedro port, operates since 1971 and has two quays covering 18,727 m2 area. Apart from those two major ports, there are small ports at Sassandra and Dabou. Ivory Coast has three international airports located in Abidjan and Bouaké. Fourteen smaller cities possess regional airports, the most important of which are Daloa, Man, Odiénné et San-pédro. Twenty-seven aerodromes exists and are operated by a public establishment, the Anam, except the activities carried out by the Asecna. Since the outbreak of the crisis, only five of these airports are available; these are Abidjan, San-Pédro, Yamoussoukro and Touba.

Regarding the International Airport of Abidjan, official statistics from 2005, showed 14 257 commercial movements. The Airport of Abidjan covers 90% of the air traffic of Côte d'Ivoire and generate 95% of the overall profits of the sector; the airport of Abidjan is operated by a private company, created in association with the Commerce Chamber of Marseilles. Its traffic encompasses European aeronautical companies and some African firms

Inland Revenue Staff Federation

The Inland Revenue Staff Federation was a trade union in the United Kingdom. The Union was born in the late 19th century, when a group of tax clerks met together to fight for higher pay, higher status and better conditions. At that time clerks were hired by surveyors of taxes, they were employed on a temporary basis, paid low wages and denied sick leave, holidays or promotion. Clerks who asked for better conditions sacked. So it took courage when a group of clerks met on 8 January 1892 and agreed a draft constitution to set up the Association of Tax Clerks another of the Federation's parent unions; the Federation was founded on 1 January 1936 with the merger of the Association of Officers of Taxes, the National Association of the Taxes Assessing and Collecting Services and the Valuation Office Clerical Association. Its Assistant Secretary from 1936 until World War II was future Prime Minister of the United Kingdom James Callaghan. In 1937, the Federation, which represented taxes and collection staff, was joined by valuation staff.

The roots of the Federation go back to 1883 and the founding of the London Association of Assessors and Collectors, but only after 1937 did it represent all staff grades at the Inland Revenue. In 1938, the Inland Revenue Minor Establishments' Association joined the union; the union operated on a federal basis but, in 1939-40, it became a single organisation. These changes took place under the leadership of William Thomas Seddon. At the 1986 Jubilee Celebration, the IRSF was described as a modern efficient organisation, with a high profile in the trade union movement, with a membership of 55,000. In 1996, the IRSF merged with the National Union of Civil and Public Servants to form the Public Services and Commerce Union. Only two people held presidency of the union twice, those being G B Walker and William Robert Roy Skinner; the first female president of the Federation was Winifred Mary Kidd in 1956. 1936: Douglas Houghton 1960: Cyril Plant 1976: Tony Christopher 1988: Clive Brooke Catalogue of the IRSF archives, held at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick

The Knox School (Australia)

The Knox School is an independent, co-educational, non-denominational day school, located in the eastern Melbourne suburb of Wantirna South, Australia. The school is a member of the Eastern Independent Schools of Melbourne association. There are 680+ students at the school and class sizes are capped at 24 students.. 2019 fees range from $12,415 to $24,495 p.a. The Knox School was founded as Knoxfield College in February 1982; the school took over the campus from Taylors College at 220 Burwood Highway. The first principal was Dulcie Flinn, of the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Melbourne. From 1982 to 1985 there were eight portable classrooms – five for the Junior School and three for the Senior School. In 1985 Stage II building work was done; the second principal was Baxter Holly. Under Holly's leadership, Knoxfield College developed Stage III, including the Performing Arts Centre and the Art Gallery. 1987 saw the first Year 12 class. 1992 saw. That area is now the school's synthetic hockey pitch; this was opened in 1996.

The third principal was Tony Conabere. He was appointed in July 1995. 1996 was another year of building, including the Pre-Prep campus and Tew Field, as well as the adjoining Pavilion. In 1998 and 2000 the Knox School was ranked in Victoria's top ten schools, in 1998 won the gold medal for Assessment Practice. 2000 saw the renaming of the school to Knox Grammar, however only a year the school was further renamed to The Knox School after a "disagreement" with Knox Grammar School over the naming. In 2002 the Information Common was opened by the then-Governor of John Landy; this building incorporates four stories which include a library, many computer facilities, multimedia studio and numerous staff offices and front desk. In 2004 the fourth principal, Suzanne McChesney, was appointed. In that year the Philip Island Discovery Campus was purchased. In 2005, the Junior School Building was named the D. G. M. Flinn building after the School's first principal. 2006 saw the renaming of the Arts Centre to the Founders' Building, in honour of those who started the school.

In 2007 The Knox School celebrated its 25th anniversary, along with unofficially opening its new auditorium, beginning renovations to part of the Senior School, with renovations to the science labs and the conversion of the Year 12 Common Room into a hospitality kitchen, where students study the elective subject Food Technology and serves as a small café for the staff. The school contributed to the building of a crossing over Burwood Highway; the school developed sister school relationships with the Shonan Gauken school in Fujisawa, Japan. The current Principal, Allan Shaw took up the position on 7 July 2014. In September 2015, a $1.5 million refurbishment of the Year 7 Centre began. It was completed by the beginning of the school year in 2016. Significant building projects since 2014 have seen many classrooms and other rooms refurbished and a 30 Million Dollar building masterplan was ratified in December 2016; the four Houses used for sporting and arts competitions and carnivals are "Chisholm", "Flinders", "Lawrence" and "Paterson".

There are three sub-schools: Middle School and Senior School. Jackson Irvine, professional footballer who plays for EFL Championship club Hull City and the Socceroos Xander Speight, actor best known for his role as Parker in the ABC3 television series, Worst Year of My Life Again List of schools in Victoria The Knox School

San Fernando Stakes

The San Fernando Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in mid January at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Open to four-year-old horses, it is contested on at a distance of ​1 1⁄16 miles on Pro-Ride synthetic dirt. In 2011, Santa Anita returned to dirt racing. First run in 1952, the San Fernando Stakes is the second leg of Santa Anita Park's Strub Series; the race was contested at ​1 1⁄8 miles from 1960 to 1997. It was run in two divisions in 1964, 1975, 1977. Speed record: 1:40.16 - Air Command 1:46.60 - In Excess Most wins by a jockey: 8 - Bill Shoemaker Most wins by a trainer: 5 - Bob Baffert Most wins by an owner: 2 - Gedney Farms 2 - Maxwell Gluck's Elmendorf Farm 2 - Jack Kent Cooke The 2009 San Fernando Stakes at the NTRA

Aberdeen, Eastern Cape

Aberdeen is a small town in the Sarah Baartman District Municipality of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. With its numerous examples of Victorian architecture, it is one of the architectural conservation areas of the Karoo. Town some 55 km south-west of Graaff-Reinet, 155 km east-south-east of Beaufort West, 32 km south of the Camdeboo Mountains. Laid out on the farm Brakkefontein as a settlement of the Dutch Reformed Church in 1856, it became a municipality in 1858, it is named after Aberdeen in Scotland, birthplace of the Reverend Andrew Murray of Graaff-Reinet, relieving minister. The Aberdeen Provincial Hospital is situated in Aberdeen. Anaso Jobodwana Eastern Cape Tourism Board Media related to Aberdeen at Wikimedia Commons

Jerry Hunter

T. Gerald Hunter, more known as Jerry Hunter, is an American graduate of the University of Cincinnati and Harvard University. From Cincinnati, he now lives in Wales and has held academic posts at Cardiff and more Bangor University, where he is a Professor in the School of Welsh and Deputy Vice Chancellor of the university He was a founding member of the pressure group Cymuned and is former editor of the Welsh Academi's literary periodical Taliesin, his first monograph, Soffestri’r Saeson, a study of the use of prophecy as political propaganda in the Tudor age, was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year award in 2001. Llwch Cenhedloedd, which writes the history of the American Civil War based on Welsh-language evidence, won the Wales Book of the Year award in 2004, he has published a book on the prominent Welsh American anti-slavery campaigner, Robert Everett: I Ddeffro Ysbryd y Wlad, again drawing on a wealth of Welsh-language evidence unused by historians. His interest in the Welsh-language history of his native United States has led to the publication of an English-language volume Welsh Writing from the American Civil War: Sons of Arthur, Children of Lincoln.

He is a fiction writer, having published a children's book, Ceffylau'r Cymylau, four adult novels. His first, Gwenddydd, is a retelling in modern clothes of the medieval legend of Myrddin and his sister Gwenddydd, as recounted in the thirteenth-century poem "Cyfoesi Myrddin a Gwenddydd ei Chwaer", won for him the Prose Medal at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Hunter is a member of Gorsedd Beirdd Ynys Prydain, with the bardic name'Gerallt Glan Ohio'