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Transport in Samoa

Transport in Samoa includes one international airport situated on the north west coast of Upolu island, paved highways reaching most parts of the two main islands, one main port in the capital Apia and two ports servicing inter island ferries for vehicles and passengers between the two main islands and Savai'i. Highways: total: 866 km paved: 350 km unpaved: 516 km Ports and harbors: Apia Asau - Small wharf situated on the north west coast of Savai'i island, used commercially. Mulifanua - The main ferry terminal on Upolu island for passenger and vehicles to Savai'i island. Salelologa - The only ferry terminal on Savai'i island and the main entry point onto the island. Airports: 3 Airports - with paved runways: total: 2 2,438 to 3,047 m: 1 under 914 m: 1 Airports - with unpaved runways: total: 1 From 1900 Samoa had been a German colony, after the occupation by New Zealand in 1914 it maintained the German practice of driving on the right-hand side of the road. A plan to move to driving on the left was first announced by the Samoan government in September 2007.

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi said that the purpose of adopting left-hand traffic was to allow Samoans to use cheaper right-hand-drive vehicles sourced from Australia, New Zealand or Japan, so that the large number of Samoans living in Australasia could drive on the same side of the road when they visited their country of origin. He aimed to reduce reliance on left-hand-drive imports from America. On 18 April 2008 Samoa's parliament passed the Road Transport Reform Act 2008. Tuisugaletaua Avea, the Minister of Transport, announced that the switch would come into effect at 6:00 am on Monday, 7 September 2009 - and that 7 and 8 September 2009 would be public holidays, so that residents would be able to familiarise themselves with the new rules of the road; however the decision was controversial, with an estimated 18,000 people attending demonstrations against it in Apia in April 2008 and road signs reminding people of the change being vandalised. The motor industry was opposed to the decision as 14,000 of Samoa's 18,000 vehicles were designed for right-hand driving and the government refused to meet the cost of conversion.

Bus drivers whose doors would be on the wrong side of the road due to the change threatened to strike in protest of the change. In order to reduce accidents, the government widened roads, added new road markings, erected signs and installed speed humps; the speed limit was reduced from 35 to 25 mph and sales of alcohol were banned for three days. Prayers were said by the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa for an accident-free changeover and Samoa's Red Cross carried out a blood donation campaign in case of a surge of accidents; the change came into force following a radio announcement at 5.50 local time which halted traffic and an announcement at 6.00 for traffic to switch from the right to the left side of the road. Samoa thus became the first territory in over thirty years to change which side of the road is driven on, the previous most recent to change having been Okinawa, South Yemen and Nigeria. Samoa 730 – change to driving on the left in Okinawa in 1978 Dagen H – change to driving on the right in Sweden in 1967

Prague 5

Prague 5, formally the Prague Municipal District, is a second-tier municipality in Prague. The administrative district of the same name consists of municipal districts Slivenec. Prague 5 is one of the largest districts of Prague located at the west side of the Vltava river, it comprises Smíchov, Radlice, Košíře, Barrandov, Zlíchov, Zličín, Hlubočepy, Slivenec, Butovice and Klukovice, as well as a small part of Malá Strana. The district was the first one in Prague that offered free wireless internet connection to its citizens. Prague 5 is growing more important since the reconstruction of Anděl on Smíchov. Now, Anděl is the heart of Prague 5, with thousands of one big shopping mall; the underground garages in Anděl are the biggest in Prague. Prague 5 is easily accessible by public transport: Metro line B, dozens of tram lines and buses. Barrandov originated as a film producing borough; the film studios, which are active today, were soon surrounded by many beautiful villas of the First Republic and a small garden town developed.

This part of Barrandov is. Most important landmarks besides the Barrandov Film Studios are the Barrandov Terraces, a former functional luxury restaurant with a splendid view on Vltava river. New Barrandov is noted for its unique tram stations; the Hlubočepy-Sídliště Barrandov route was opened in 2003. Architect Patrik Kotas designed the ultra-modern stations that create a unique feature from the boring, grey walls. Textile factories, railway carriages – the industrial history of Prague was written in Smíchov. Today, the industrial era is recalled only by the sizeable area of the Staropramen Brewery. Smíchov has undergone a remarkable change during the past few years; this workers’ district has been transformed into a district of ultra-modern offices, shopping centres and multiplex cinemas. The central point is the crossroads called the Metro station of the same name. How did this place get its name? There once used to be a classicistic building with a brewery, adorned by a painted fresco of an angel which, had to make way for the construction of the Prague Metro in 1980.

In the neighbourhoods: The Anděl Media Centre, the site of the editorial offices of Mladá Fronta Dnes, Lidové Noviny, Rádio Expres. Prague 5 covers 4% of Malá Strana and it is only the few blocks of buildings which were part of the former village Ujezd, today surrounded by Vítězná Street, Janáčkov Embankment, Petřínská, Mělnická, Plaská Streets, as well as a part of the Vltava near the bridge Most Legí. Radlice and Kosire - quiet centrally located residential areas with ancient mansions and family homes Chuchle - noted for its horseracing events on the Prague racecourse Velká Chuchle Zličin - big industrial area located at the motorways with many shopping centres Slivenec - the přídolí epoch in the Silurian Period of geological time is named for rocks in Přídolí nature reserve near Slivenec. International schools include: Lycée Français de Prague Deutsche Schule Prag Prague 5 district is twinned with: Újbuda, Hungary Districts of Prague#Symbols More information about Prague 5 and life there may be found in the correspondent article on the Prague Website Prague 5 - official Homepage


William Shatner's TekWorld was a comic book series published by Epic Comics/Marvel, from 1992 to 1995. It is based on the TekWar novels. Lee Sullivan, the principal artist on the series, had worked with Evan Skolnick on Marvel's RoboCop series, it was Skolnick who recommended Sullivan to the editor Fabian Nicieza when they lost the original artist for the project. Sullivan was allowed to produce the full line art because, he says, "I had found it difficult to provide pencils that anyone could ink well, the results were much better."Following a request from Shatner, the look of the series was adjusted to parallel the television series when it was in production Despite being more tied-into the expanding TekWar franchise, the title was one of those which got cut during Marvel's financial problems in the mid-nineties, with the last issue cover dated August 1994. "Born Again" "Across the Border" "Warbride Revisited" "Fatal Reunion" "Tek War" "Moon Kill" "Space Jack" "Welcome Back Cardigan" "Prison Bound" "Fugitives" "Disorder at the Border" "Chasing Shadows" "Bionic Duel" "Attack of the Zombies" "Plague?"

"Back to the Freezer" "Destination Kyoto" "Showdown at the Shrine" "SIMS of the Father" "Hand of the Rising Son" "Who Aren't in Heaven" "Fathers & Guns" "We'll Be Right Back..." "A Matter of Innocence" Part of the series has been collected into a trade paperback: TekWorld Primortals – a comic series inspired by the writings of Leonard Nimoy Tek Jansen TekWorld on Lee Sullivan's site Tek World details

Richard Skog

Richard Skog is a Norwegian strongman competitor. Before life as strongman he was a member of the Norwegian Armed Forces, he was a part of the World's Strongest Man competition for four straight years in 2007-2010, but has yet to qualify for the finals. Skog placed third at two World's Strongest Man Super Series events in 2008, he placed second in Norway's Strongest Viking and Viking Power Challenge in 2009. Skog has won the Norway's Strongest Man competition twice, in 2009 and 2010, his career best wins. Skog played the role of Oddjob, Frank Tagliano's bodyguard, in the Netflix original series Lilyhammer, he plays the role of Sturla Beinknuser/Sturla Bonecrusher in the Norwegian and English language versions of NRK1 series, Norsemen

Mid-City Mall

Mid City Mall is a shopping mall in Louisville, Kentucky's Highlands area. While called a mall, containing an enclosed shopping area, it has features atypical of suburban American malls, such as a comedy club, grocery store and public library. A 1994 article in Louisville's Courier-Journal newspaper argued that the mall could be considered the "crossroads" of Louisville, described it as being "only part shopping center, because it is community center, courthouse square and retirement-village rec room." Mid City Mall was built on the site of the German Protestant Orphan's Home, founded in 1851 and moved to the 10-acre Highlands site in 1902. It remained there until 1962, but the structure and grounds were sold for $500,000 in 1959 to mall developers; the aging structure was demolished and the orphanage moved to Bardstown Road and Goldsmith Lane. Developers built what became Kentucky's second enclosed mall; the initial plan, unveiled in 1958, called for a $7.5 million, five-story mall with a pool in front on the Bardstown Road side and penthouse apartments on the top floor.

The plan was whittled down to a one-story plan with a lower level. The main developer of the project was Guy E. McGaughey, Jr. an attorney from Lawrenceville, Illinois. The concept of an enclosed mall was new. There were only a handful of enclosed malls in the US at the time. Construction began in March 1962 and the mall was completed in October of that year at a cost of $3 million; the shopping center formally opened on October 10, 1962, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Louisville Mayor William O. Cowger and Jefferson County Judge Marlow Cook; the mall contained 180,000 square feet of 22 stores. McGaughey played an active role in the mall's early years, he managed the Office lounge and was arrested by the police in 1963 for drunkenness, in what he called a shakedown. On June 21, 1964 an early morning fire that started in the Cherokee Book and Card Stop caused $200,000 in damage to the mall. In 1965, police investigated. In 1968, McGaughey was convicted of battery of a former waitress at the Office Lounge.

He was convicted of allowing after-hours drinking in 1968, in 1969 a judge ordered the Lounge and bowling alley closed over fire hazards. He was sued by the IRS in 1971 for not paying his taxes in the 1960s, by investors in the mall in 1972 for diverting lease revenue from mall tenants to himself rather than paying investors. McGaughey settled the lawsuits but began to fall behind on mortgage payments and stopped paying for maintenance of the mall. By the mid-1970s, the Bardstown Road corridor was in decline, local leaders saw the sprawling mall as the epicenter of the problems. Complaints about crime, poor maintenance and deterioration of the structure were common. To force improvements to the mall, the surrounding neighborhood associations banded together and started a boycott of the mall in February 1975; as a result of the boycott, the mall went into foreclosure in Fall 1976, receivership on January 1, 1977. By the end of the 1970s the mall was sold to the Metts family, who were more willing to improve the property and work with neighborhood leaders.

Inspired by the successful efforts to force positive change in the Mid City Mall situation, many who were involved formed the Highlands Commerce Guild in 1977, which continues to work to revitalize the Bardstown Road corridor as of 2007. Shortly after the change of ownership, land was leased to allow construction of restaurants in the part of the parking lot nearest Bardstown Road; the Skyline Chili remains but the other location began as Gatti's Pizza in 1979, became a Dairy Queen in 1997, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers in 2015. In 1988, a study of traffic along Bardstown Road found that the road in front of Mid-City Mall had by far the most vehicle accidents of any mid-block area from downtown to Bardstown Road's junction with I-264 due to drivers turning left from the mall, it suggested the number of entrances to the mall be reduced and one large one created, where a traffic light would be installed, this recommendation was carried out 1989. The mall entered into another decline in 1990 when an anchor store, moved out.

The decline did not last long, as new businesses began moving in by mid-decade, marked by a $400,000 renovation of the facade in 1994. The former Ames site was converted to an 8-screen cinema called Baxter Avenue Theaters and now known as Baxter Avenue Filmworks, which opened in 1995. A controversial element of the renovation were backless benches designed to deter people from sleeping in the mall. While the "bums" of Mid City Mall were notorious at the time, many were not homeless and some had been visiting the mall for recreation for decades. Several of the mall's initial tenants were long-running local businesses; the Jewel Box, which opened in 1958 moved into the mall at its opening, remains a tenant. The mall had been the home of a bakery in existence since the 19th century; the bakery closed its doors in 2003. Another tenant, there from the beginning was a Winn-Dixie grocery store on the Bardstown Road side; when the grocery chain pulled out of the Louisville market, the location was occupied by another grocery chain called Buehler's Market.

The company only lasted there a year and became a Valu Market grocery. Several other established local businesses moved into the mall as initial tenants, including Maud Muller Candy Shop, Marianne Shop and Taylor Drugstore. A large bar, which has a separate entrance, was home to the Office Lounge from the mall's founding until 1975. In 1987 t

Minuscule 758 (Gregory-Aland)

Minuscule 758, ε474, is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament written on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 14th century; the manuscript has complex contents. Scrivener labelled it as 847e; the codex contains the text of the four Gospels, on 301 parchment leaves. The text is written in one column per 20 lines per page; the text is divided according to the κεφαλαια, whose numbers are given at the margin, their τιτλοι at the top of the pages. It contains tables of the κεφαλαια before each Gospel, lectionary markings at the margin, incipits, αναγνωσεις, subscriptions at the end, στιχοι, pictures; the Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kr. Aland placed it in Category V. According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual family Kr in Luke 1 and Luke 20. In Luke 10 no profile was made, it creates textual subgroup with 35. The text of the Pericope Adulterae is marked by an obelus.

Scrivener dated the manuscript to the 14th century. The manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 14th century. In 1870 it was presented to Nicholas form Athens, it was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Gregory. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1886; the manuscript is now housed at the National Library of Greece in Athens. List of New Testament minuscules Biblical manuscript Textual criticism Minuscule 757 Gregory, Caspar René. Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig. P. 219