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Transport in Somalia

Transport in Somalia refers to the transportation networks and modes of transport in effect in Somalia. They include highways and seaports, in addition to various forms of public and private vehicular and aerial transportation. Somalia's network of roads is 21,830 km long; as of 2010, 2,757 km of streets are paved, 844 km are gravel, 18,229 km are earth. 2,559 km are primary roads, 4,850 km are secondary roads, 14,421 km are rural/feeder roads. As of May 2015, over 70,000 vehicles are registered with the Puntland Ministry of Works and Transport. A 750 km highway connects major cities in the northern part of the country, such as Bosaso and Garowe, with towns in the south. In 2012, the Puntland Highway Authority completed rehabilitation work on the central artery linking Garowe with Galkayo; the transportation body began an upgrade and repair project in June 2012 on the large Garowe–Bosaso Highway. Additionally, renovations were initiated in October 2012 on the central artery linking Bosaso with Qardho.

Plans are in the works to construct new roads connecting littoral towns in the region to the main thoroughfare. In September 2013, the Somali federal government signed an official cooperation agreement with its Chinese counterpart in Mogadishu as part of a five-year national recovery plan; the pact will see the Chinese authorities reconstruct several major infrastructural landmarks in the Somali capital and elsewhere, as well as the road between Galkayo and Burao in the northern part of the country. In June 2014, the Puntland administration inaugurated a new 5.9 km paved road in the city. The construction project leads to the Bosaso seaport, was completed in conjunction with UNHABITAT; the Puntland government plans to invest at least 23 million Euros in contributions from international partners in similar road infrastructure development initiatives. In October 2014, the Puntland Highway Authority began construction on a new highway connecting the presidential palace in Garowe with various other parts of the administrative capital.

Financing for the project was provided by the Puntland government. According to the Head of the PHA Mohamud Abdinur Adan, the new thoroughfare aims to facilitate local transportation and movement. Puntland Minister of Public Works Mohamed Hersi indicated that the Puntland authorities plan to build and repair other roads linking to the regional urban centers. In December 2014, Galkayo District Mayor Yacqub Mohamed Abdalla and other Puntland officials laid the foundation for a new tarmac road in western Galkayo; the project was funded by the Puntland administration, with other roads in the broader district slated to be paved with bitumen in 2015. Among the latter streets, a tar construction project began on the Durdur road in the Garsor suburb in February 2015; the main road in the Central Business District as well as the airport road are concurrently scheduled to be paved. In November 2014, the Ministry of Interior and Federalism reached an agreement with the government of Qatar to assist in the renovation of existing roads in Somalia and the construction of new streets.

In January 2015, the Interim Juba Administration launched a beautification and cleaning campaign in Kismayo's transportation system. Part of a broader urbanization drive, the initiative includes the clearing of clogged streets and lanes, razing of illegal buildings therein, further development of the municipal road network. In March 2015, Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali in conjunction with EU Ambassador to Somalia Michele Cervone d'Urso and German Ambassador to Somalia Andreas Peschke launched the Sustainable Road Maintenance Project. Part of the New Deal Compact for Somalia, the initiative's implementation is facilitated by 17.75 million Euros and 3 million Euros provided by the EU and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, respectively. Among other objectives, the project aims to renovate the highway between Galkayo and Garowe, including funding refurbishments on the damaged segments of the road and construction of check dams and flood control structures; the initiative involves a routine annual maintenance program, which focuses on side brushing, clearing bridges after floods and culvert clearance, pothole filling.

Additionally, the project will offer policy support to the Puntland Ministry of Public Works and the Puntland Highway Authority, local contractors will receive on-the-job training to upgrade their skills. The Somali Civil Aviation Authority is Somalia's national civil aviation authority body. Based at Aden Abdulle International Airport in Mogadishu, it is under the aegis of the federal Ministry of Air and Land Transport. In 2012, the ministry along with the Somali Civil Aviation Steering Committee set a three-year window for reconstruction of the national civil aviation capacity. After a long period of management by the Civil Aviation Caretaker Authority for Somalia, SCAMA in conjunction with the International Civil Aviation Organization finalized a process in December 2014 to transfer control of Somalia's airspace to the new Air Space Management Centre in the capital; as of 2012, Somalia has 61 airports according to the CIA factfile. 7 of these have paved runways. Among the latter, four have runways of over 3,047 m.

There are 55 airports with unpaved landing areas. One has a runway of over 3,047 m. Major airports in the country include the Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu, the Hargeisa International Airport in Hargeisa, the Kismayo Airport in Kismayo, the Bender Qassim International Airport in Bosaso, the

National Day of the Republic of China

The National Day of the Republic of China referred to as Double Ten Day or Double Tenth Day, is the national day of the Republic of China. It commemorates the start of the Wuchang Uprising of 10 October 1911, which led to the end of the Qing Dynasty in China and establishment of the Republic of China on 1 January 1912. During the course of the Chinese Civil War, the government of the Republic of China lost control of mainland China, fleeing to the Island of Taiwan in December 1949; the National Day is now celebrated in ROC-controlled Taiwan, but is celebrated by many overseas Chinese. During the establishment of the ROC, Taiwan was under Japanese rule, which began in 1895. In 1945, after surrender of the Empire of Japan in World War II, Taiwan was placed under the control of the ROC. In Taiwan, the official celebration begins with the raising of the flag of the Republic of China in front of the Presidential Office Building, along with a public singing of the National Anthem of the Republic of China.

It is followed by celebrations in front of the Presidential Office Building. Festivities include many aspects of traditional Chinese and/or Taiwanese culture, such as the lion dance and drum teams, cultural features coming from Taiwanese aborigines are integrated into the display in recent years. In the day, the president of the Republic of China would address the country and fireworks displays are held throughout the major cities of the island. In 2009, all government sponsored festivities for the Double Ten Day were cancelled, the money intended for the festivals were reallocated for reconstruction of the damage done by Typhoon Morakot. In the past, the Republic of China Armed Forces have traditionally put on a military parade. During this parade and equipment are marched past a reviewing platform in front of the Presidential Office Building. Foreign ambassadors, military officers, other representatives and dignitaries are invited to view the parade. Following the National Anthem and the firing of a 21-gun salute, the parade commander, a general-ranked officer of any of the service branches of the ROCAF, would be driven to the front of the grandstand to inform the President of the permission to commence the parade proper.

The presidential holiday address to the ROCAF and the country was the finale of the parade wherein all the units comprising the ground column, following the march past, reassembles at the center of the road for the address. The parade has been held intermittently during the period of the Republic of China on Taiwan; the military parade on 10 October 1949, was the first public military parade held in Taiwan with Chen Cheng serving as the Grand Review Officer. The 1964 National Day parade was struck by tragedy when a low flying air force F-104 Starfighter fighter aircraft struck a Broadcasting Corporation of China tower, causing the plane's fuel tank to fall and kill three people including a woman and her baby in front of the Central Weather Bureau building in downtown Taipei; the other two remaining F-104 aircraft were ordered to look for the crashed aircraft and accidentally collided and crashed in Tucheng City, Taipei County, killing both pilots. The parade was not held again until 1971, while the mobile column and flypast segments returned in 1975.

When Chen Shui-bian became president, the parade was not held until 2007 and it was entitled a "Celebration Drill" and not a traditional military parade. Since Ma Ying-jeou became president, one parade has been held on the centenary celebrations of the Double Tenth Day, another on the 105th, the only one under Tsai Ing-wen's presidency; the tradition of shouting Long Live the Republic of China! at the end of the addresses by the president of the Republic of China was not held for the first time in 2016. It was the year that fire and police services joined the parade for the first time in history, breaking a tradition of a purely-military parade to include personnel from civil uniformed services. List of Republic of China National Day Parades Until 1991, following the opening report, as the joint service honor guard marches off, the massed military bands of the ROCAF, led by the Senior Drum Major will have to take their positions as the guard of honor left the grandstand with the bands playing the ROCAF March, a medley of the official songs of the service branches of the armed forces.

With the bands now in place the parade march past follows in the following manner: National Armed Forces Joint Color Guard Parade commander and staff Joint Division of Armed Forces Academies Republic of China Military Academy Republic of China Naval Academy Republic of China Air Force Academy National Defense University College of Political Warfare Instruction ROC Air Force Institute of Technology Chung-cheng Armed Forces Preparatory School Army Academy R. O. C. Contingent of personnel from the service branches ROCA combined divisional formation Composite brigade of ROCN personnel Composite group of ROCAF ground and air defense personnel Republic of China Military Police Republic of China Joint Logistics Command Reserve and militia formations of the Republic of China Armed Forces Reserve Female battalion of the College of Political Warfare Instruction Drum and Bugle Corps of military educational institutions Taiwan Police College Joint service guard of honor batt

Medical Properties Trust

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. based in Birmingham, Alabama, is a real estate investment trust that invests in healthcare facilities subject to NNN Leases. The company owns properties in the United States, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom; the company owns equity interest in several healthcare providers. Current and past investments have included Steward Health Care, Capella Healthcare, Ernest Health; the company was founded on August 27, 2003. In 2005, the company acquired the Northern California Rehabilitation Hospital for $20.75 million and the Chino Valley Medical Center for $21 million. In 2012, the company acquired Ernest Health in a $400 million transaction. In March 2016, the company merged its investment in the operations of Capella Healthcare with RegionalCare. In October 2016, the company invested $1.25 billion in Steward Health Care System. In May 2017, the company announced plans to invest $1.4 billion in 10 acute care hospitals and a behavioral health facility. In August 2019 it bought eight U.

K. hospitals operated by 16 hospitals operated by Prospect Medical Holdings. Business data for Medical Properties Trust, Inc

National Fire Agency

The National Fire Agency of the Ministry of the Interior is a statutory agency under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of China. The agency provides emergency medical, fire prevention and disaster rescue service as well as protecting civilian lives and safety; the agency is administered by the Director General. The current Director General is Chi-Tang Yeh; the agency was established in March 1995. The National Fire Agency is composed of the following divisions: Planning Division Disaster Management Division Fire Prevention Division Hazardous Aerial Management Division Disaster Rescue Division Emergency medical Service Division Fire Investigation Division Training & Education Division Civilian Coordination Division Rescue Command Center Secretariat Personnel Office Accounting Office Civil Service Ethics Office Information Office Inspector Office Special Search and Rescue Team Training Center Keelung Harbor Fire Brigade Taichung Harbor Fire Brigade Kaohsiung Harbor Fire Brigade Hualien Harbor Fire Brigade The agency headquarters is accessible within walking distance from Dapinglin Station of the Taipei Metro.

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The Misunderstood discography

This is The Misunderstood's discography. You Don't Have to Go / Who's Been Talkin'? I Can Take You to the Sun / Who Do You Love? Children of the Sun / I Unseen Tuff Enough / Little Red Rooster Never Had a Girl / Golden Glass E.p.: Children of the Sun EP Children of the Sun I Can Take You to the Sun Who Do You Love Album: Produced by Dick Leahy, recorded 1966 in London at Fontana Studios and IBCChildren of the Sun My Mind Who Do You Love I Unseen Find the Hidden Door I Can Take You to the Sun 1965 USA recordings I’m Not Talking Who’s Been Talking? I Need Your Love You Don’t Have to Go I Cried My Eyes Out Like I Do You've Got Me Crying Over Love CD and vinyl album, Cherry Red CDMRED142 Album: The Lost Acetates 1965-66 William Locy Sound, California, July 1965-January 1966She Got Me Don’t Bring Me Down Bury My Body Why? Got Love If You Want It She Got Me End of Time Thunder & Lightning I Unseen Gold Star Studios, California, April 1966 Who’s Been Talkin’Demos, IBC Studios, September 9, 1966My Mind Find the Hidden Door Children of the Sun I Unseen Album: Broken Road Produced by Kevin Reach, Recorded 1981-83 in Hollywood CD contains lyrics by Austin Gordon and Kevin Reach.

When the Prophet Comes Child! Carry Me Far Peace of Mind Children of the Sun I Unseen Smile on Me! No Survivors II Queen of Madness No Survivors I When the Prophet Comes Let Us Influence You (Campbell/Brown Broken Road Mona Acid Drops, Spacedust & Flying Saucers: Psychedelic Confectionery - Performer Ghetto South - Vocals Pillows & Prayers, Vol. 1 - Performer Acid: Final Frontier - Performer In Search of Space: 60's to 70's, Vol. 3 - Performer Pillows & Prayers, Vol. 2 - Performer And the Heavens Cried - Performer Nuggets II - Performer Rare Trax vol. 32 - Eight Miles High. US Psychedelic Underground from 70's. - Performer

Daniel Bukantz

Daniel B. Bukantz was an American Olympic fencing competitor and referee and a dentist, he won the national singles championship in the foil in 1949, 1952, 1953 and 1957. He competed in the foil in Olympic games four consecutive times beginning in 1948, was part of nine national championship teams for the Fencers Club of New York, he won the gold medal in the foil at the 1950 Maccabiah Games in Israel. He competed in epee at times, he was a head referee at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. He is a member of the United States Fencing Hall of Fame in Shreveport, he operated a dental practice in Manhattan for about 40 years. He attended City College of New York and entered dental school at New York University, he was commissioned a captain in the Army Dental Corps during World War II. He served in the 87th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge, he was married to Alice Ellenbogen Bukantz. His son Jeff Bukantz was captain of the 2008 United States Olympic fencing teams. List of select Jewish fencers Feature Story at the NY TImes Obituary at the NY Times