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Transport in Togo

This article refers to transportation in the country of Togo total: 568 km narrow gauge: 568 km of 1,000 mm gauge total: 7,520 km paved: 2,376 km unpaved: 5,144 km The Trans–West African Coastal Highway crosses Togo, connecting it to Benin and Nigeria to the east, Ghana and Ivory Coast to the west. When construction in Liberia and Sierra Leone is finished, the highway will continue west to seven other Economic Community of West African States nations. A paved highway connects Togo northwards to Burkina Faso and from there north-west to Mali and north-east to Niger. 50 km (seasonally navigable by small craft on the Mono River depending on rainfall. Kpémé Lomé - railheadhe total: 62 ships ships by type: bulk carrier 6, cargo 38, carrier 3, chemical tanker 5, container 3, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 3, refrigerated cargo 1, roll on/roll off 1 8 total: 2 2,438 to 3,047 m: 2 Lomé-Tokoin Airport Niamtougou International Airport total: 6 914 to 1,523 m: 4 under 914 m: 2 Togo

Jill Dando

Jill Wendy Dando was a British journalist, television presenter and newsreader. She spent most of her career at the BBC and was the corporation's Personality of the Year in 1997. At the time of her death, her television work included co-presenting the BBC One programme Crimewatch with Nick Ross. On the morning of 26 April 1999, Dando was shot dead outside her home in London, it prompted the biggest murder inquiry conducted by the Metropolitan Police and the country's largest criminal investigation since the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper. A local man, Barry George, was convicted and imprisoned for the murder, but was acquitted after an appeal and retrial; the case remains unsolved. Jill Dando was born at Ashcombe House Maternity Home in Somerset, she was the daughter of Jack Dando and Winifred Mary Jean Dando, who died of leukaemia aged 57. Her only sibling, brother Nigel, worked as a journalist for BBC Radio Bristol before retiring in 2017, having worked as a journalist in local newspapers since the 1970s.

Dando was raised as a Baptist. When she was three years old, it was discovered that she had a hole in her heart and a blocked pulmonary artery, she had heart surgery on 12 January 1965. Dando was educated at Worle Infant School, Greenwood Junior School, Worle Comprehensive School, Broadoak Sixth Form Centre, where she was head girl, passed two A-levels, she studied journalism at the South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education in Cardiff. Dando was a member of Weston-super-Mare Amateur Dramatic Society and Exeter Little Theatre Company, with whom she appeared in plays at the Barnfield Theatre, she was a volunteer at Sunshine Hospital Radio in Weston-super-Mare in 1979. Dando's first job was as a trainee reporter for the local weekly newspaper, the Weston Mercury, where her father and brother worked. After five years as a print journalist, she started to work for the BBC, becoming a newsreader for BBC Radio Devon in 1985; that year, she transferred to BBC South West, where she presented a regional news magazine programme, Spotlight South West.

In 1987, she worked for Television South West BBC Spotlight in Plymouth. In early 1988, Dando moved from regional to national television in London to present BBC television news the short on-the-hour bulletins that aired on both BBC1 and BBC2 from 1986 until the mid-1990s. Dando presented the BBC television programmes Breakfast Time, Breakfast News, the BBC One O'Clock News, the Six O'Clock News, the travel programme Holiday, the crime appeal series Crimewatch and Songs of Praise. In 1994, she moved to Fulham. On 25 April 1999, Dando presented the first episode of Antiques Inspectors, she was scheduled to present the Six O'Clock News on the evening of the following day. She was featured on the cover of that week's Radio Times magazine. Dando was booked to host the British Academy Television Awards 1999, alongside Michael Parkinson, at Grosvenor House Hotel on 9 May. On 5 September, BBC One resumed airing of Antiques Inspectors, the final series to be recorded by Dando; the series had made its debut on 25 April, with filming of the final episode completed two days before that.

The programme was subsequently cancelled following her death, but it was decided in the year that it should be aired as a tribute to the presenter. The final episode aired on 24 October. At the time of her death, Dando was among those with the highest profile of the BBC's on-screen staff, had been the 1997 BBC Personality of the Year. Crimewatch reconstructed her murder in an attempt to aid the police in the search for her killer. After Barry George was charged with the murder but acquitted, Crimewatch made no further appeals for information concerning the case. From 1989 to 1996, Dando dated BBC executive Bob Wheaton, she had a relationship with national park warden Simon Basil. In December 1997, Dando met gynaecologist Alan Farthing on a blind date set up by a mutual friend. Farthing was separated from his wife at the time. A couple of months after Farthing's divorce was finalised, the couple announced that they were engaged on 31 January 1999, their wedding was set to take place on 25 September.

On the morning of 26 April 1999, 37-year-old Dando left Farthing's home in Chiswick. She returned alone, to the house she owned in Fulham, she had lived in the house, but by April 1999 was in the process of selling it and did not visit it frequently. As Dando reached her front door at about 11:32, she was shot once in the head, her body was discovered about fourteen minutes by neighbour Helen Doble. Police were called at 11:47. Dando was taken to the nearby Charing Cross Hospital where she was declared dead on arrival at 13:03 BST. "As Dando was about to put her keys in the lock to open the front door of her home in Fulham, she was grabbed from behind. With his right arm, the assailant held her and forced her to the ground, so that her face was touching the tiled step of the porch. With his left hand, he fired a single shot at her left temple, killing her instantly; the bullet entered her head just above her ear, parallel to the ground, came out the right side of her head." Forensic study indicated that Dando had been shot by a bullet from a 9 mm calibre semi-automatic pistol, with the gun pressed against her head at the moment of the shot.

Richard Hughes, her next door neighbour, heard a surprised cry from Dando "like someone greeting a friend" but heard no gunshot. Hughes looked out of his front window and, while not realising what had happened, made the only certain sighting of the killer—a six-foot-tall white man aged around 40, walking away from Dando's house. After the murder, ther

Noel Peyton

Noel Peyton is an Irish former professional footballer who played as an inside left for Shamrock Rovers, Leeds United and York City, for the Republic of Ireland national football team. An inside left, Peyton made a scoring debut for Shamrock Rovers in October 1953 in a 4–2 win in the League of Ireland Shield, he made two appearances in European competition while at Shamrock Rovers, in January 1958, moved to Leeds United for a £5,000 fee. Peyton spent five seasons at Leeds, a period when the club was relegated to the Second Division at the end of the 1959–60 season and fought a battle against relegation to the Third Division during the 1961–62 season, he scored 20 goals in 117 appearances for Leeds before joining York City for £4,000 in July 1963, where he made 37 appearances, scoring four goals, during the 1963–64 season. His brother Willie Peyton was a footballer who played for St Patrick's Athletic F. C.willie scored the winner in both FAI cup finals for st.pats,the first in 1959,2-1 against waterford utd in dalymount parkand again in 1961,2-1 against drumcondra,also in dalymount park.the only time st pats have won the FAI cup.

Peyton played six times for the Republic of Ireland national football team, once while at Shamrock Rovers. He won a Republic of Ireland B cap against Romania in 1957 and played 6 times for the League of Ireland XI. League of Ireland: 2 Shamrock Rovers - 1953/54, 1956/57 FAI Cup: 2 Shamrock Rovers - 1955, 1956 League of Ireland Shield: 3 Shamrock Rovers - 1954/55, 1955/56, 1956/57 Leinster Senior Cup: 2 Shamrock Rovers - 1956, 1957 Dublin City Cup: 1 Shamrock Rovers - 1956/57

Tortilla machine

A tortilla machine, called in Spanish máquina tortilladora, is a machine for processing corn dough into corn tortillas for serial production. They are found in tortillerías or tortilla shops in Mexico and some parts of the United States and produce from 30 to 60 tortillas per minute; these Mexican-patented machines receive a mass of nixtamalized corn for compression and shaping into thin tortillas. These are passed through an oven on a metal conveyor belt for baking, followed by packaging for sale to consumers. Tortillas are sold by weight rather than number. 1904 - Everardo Ramírez / Luis Romero 1905 - Ramón Benítez 1910 Luis Romero 1915 - La India S. A. company 1920 - C. Celorio / A. S. Olague 1921 - Luis Romero 1947.

Stabat Mater (Pärt)

Stabat Mater is a musical setting of the Stabat Mater sequence composed by Arvo Pärt in 1985, a commission of the Alban Berg Foundation. The piece is scored for a trio of singers: soprano and tenor. A version with expanded forces was premiered on 12 June 2008 at the Großer Musikvereinssaal during the Wiener Festwochen 2008 with Kristjan Järvi conducting the Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien and the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich; this new version was commissioned by the Tonkünstler-Orchester. Stabat Mater is composed in Pärt's characteristic tintinnabuli style in which arpeggiations of a major or minor triad are combined with ascending or descending diatonic scales; the text of the Stabat Mater consists of ten stanzas, in an AABCCB rhyme scheme and a syllabic meter of 887887. The poetic feet are all trochees; this verse form is characteristic of the metrical sequence. As in several of Pärt's works, measure breaks are determined not by regular groupings of beats and stress, but rather by the words themselves.

Pärt places dotted lines in the score at line breaks in the poetry, as in Passio, there is a rest following any punctuation. On a large scale, Pärt frames the ten stanzas with a 108-measure introduction and coda nearly identical in structure and musical materials. Within these frames, Pärt divides the ten stanzas into four groups, separated by instrumental interludes of a vastly different musical character; the four groups are stanzas 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–10. This grouping of 2+3+3+2 and its surrounding frame creates a symmetrical structure, it is possible to measure each of these sections' lengths in terms of both the measures created by the number of words and the rhythmic groupings of the underlying triple pulse. The chart below represents the proportions by means of the rhythmic groupings; the introduction is the same length as the coda, the 2nd and 3rd interlude are each half the length of the 1st interlude, stanzas 1–2 and 3–5 are equal to 9–10 and 4–6. Chiesa, Silvana. "Un progetto di analisi stilistica dello Stabat mater di Arvo Pärt".

Analisi. Hillier, Paul. Arvo Part. Oxford. Jeffers, Ron. Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire, Volume 1: Sacred Latin Texts. Corvallis, Oregon: Earthsongs, 1988. Supin, Dorian. Arvo Pärt: 24 Preludes for a Fugue, DVD. Idéale Audience International, 2002

George Pigot, 1st Baron Pigot

George Pigot, 1st Baron Pigot was twice the British President of the British East India Company. Pigot was the eldest son of Richard Pigot of Westminster, by his wife Frances, daughter of Peter Goode, a Huguenot who had come to England in the late seventeenth century. Frances was a "tirewoman" to Queen Caroline, his brothers were Sir Robert. Pigot entered the service of the East India Company in 1736, at the age of 17. Having defended the city against the French in 1758-1759 and occupied Pondichéry on behalf of the company, he resigned his office in November 1763 and returned to the Kingdom of Great Britain, being made a baronet in 1764. After selling the family seat of Peplow Hall, Shropshire, he purchased Patshull Hall, Staffordshire, in 1765 for £100,000; that year he obtained the seat of Wallingford in the Parliament of Great Britain, which he retained until 1768. In 1766 he was created an Irish peer of Patshull in the County of Dublin. From 1768 until his death he sat in the British House of Commons for Bridgnorth.

Pigot was created an LL. D. of the university of Cambridge on 3 July 1769. Returning to India in 1775 to reoccupy his former position at Madras, Pigot was at once involved in a fierce quarrel with the majority of his council which arose out of the proposed restoration of Thuljaji, the rajah of Tanjore; the governor was still a prisoner when he died. Meanwhile, the conduct of Pigot was censured by the court of directors in Great Britain, the order for his restoration was followed by another for his recall; this before the news had reached Great Britain. In 1779 the matter was discussed in Parliament, four of those who were responsible for his arrest were tried and were fined £1000 each. Pigot, who left several illegitimate children, was never married, his barony became extinct. George entered the service of the British East India Company in 1736 as a writer, arrived at Madras on 26 July 1737; when a member of council at Fort St. David, Pigot was sent with Robert Clive to Trichinopoly in charge of some recruits and stores.

On their return with a small escort of sepoys, they were attacked by a large body of polýgars, narrowly escaped with their lives. Pigot succeeded Thomas Saunders as governor and commander-in-chief of Madras on 14 January 1755, he conducted the defence of the city, when besieged by Thomas-Arthur de Lally in the winter of 1758–9, with considerable skill and spirit. On the capture of Pondichéry by Lieutenant-colonel Eyre Coote in January 1761, Pigot demanded that it should be given up to the presidency of Madras as the property of the East India Company; this Coote refused after consulting his chief officers, who were of opinion that the place ought to be held for the Crown. Pigot thereupon declared that unless his demand was complied with, he would not furnish any money for the subsistence of the King's troops or the French prisoners. Upon this, Coote gave way, Pigot took possession of Pondichéry, destroyed all the fortifications in obedience to the orders received from England. Pigot resigned office on 14 November 1763, forthwith returned to England.

He was created a baronet on 5 December 1764, with remainder in default of male issue to his brothers Robert and Hugh, their heirs male. He represented Wallingford in the British House of Commons from January 1765 to the dissolution in March 1768. At the general election in March 1768, he was returned for Bridgnorth, continued to sit for that borough until his death. On 18 January 1766, he was created an Irish peer with the title of Baron Pigot, of Patshull in the County of Dublin. In April 1775, Pigot was appointed governor and commander-in-chief of Madras in the place of Alexander Wynch, he resumed office at Fort St. George on 11 December 1775, soon found himself at variance with some of his council. In accordance with the instructions of the directors he proceeded to Tanjore, where he issued a proclamation on 11 April 1776 announcing the restoration of the Raja, whose territory had been seized and transferred to Muhammed Ali Khan Wallajah, Nawab of the Carnatic in spite of the treaty, made during Pigot's previous tenure of office.

Upon Pigot's return from Tanjore the differences in the council became more accentuated. Paul Benfield had asserted that he held assignments on the revenues of Tanjore for sums of vast amount lent by him to the Nawab, as well as assignments on the growing crops in Tanjore for large sums lent by him to other persons, he now pleaded that his interests ought not to be affected by the reinstatement of the raja, demanded the assistance of the council in recovering his property. Pigot refused to admit the validity of these claims, but his opinion was disregarded by the majority of the council, his customary right to precedence in the conduct of business was denied; the final struggle between the governor and his council was on a comparatively small point—whether his nominee, Mr. Russell, or Colonel Stuart, the nominee of the majority, should have the opportunity of placing the administration of Tanjore in the hands of the Raja. In spite of Pigot's refusal to allow the question of Colonel Stuart's instructions to be discussed by the council, the majority gave their approval to them, agreed to a draft letter addressed to the officer at Tanjore, directing him to deliver over the command to Colonel Stuart.

Pigot thereupon declined to sign either the instructions or the letter, declared that without his signature the documents could have no legal effect. At a meeting of the council on 22 August 1776, a resolution wa