The Washpool National Park is a protected national park located in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. The 58,678-hectare park is situated 520 kilometres north of Sydney, inland from Grafton; the park is managed by the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service. It was established in 1983 to preserve the significant plant and animal populations found in the Washpool and Gibraltar Range forests; the Park is part of the Washpool and Gibraltar Range area of the World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia inscribed in 1986 and added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2007. Protected areas of New South Wales High Conservation Value Old Growth forest
Ajman Free Zone is a free trade zone in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. First established in 1988, it is one of a number of unbonded free zones in the UAE offering offshore company setup and operation to investors; as of Q1 2018, 12,362 companies operated out of AFZA. The UAE's free trade zones are a major economic contributor, with 2017 exports from UAE free zones of Dhs 225.5 billion in 2017 representing some 19.5% of total exports. Of a total of 45 free zones in the UAE, 30 are located in Dubai. A further ten zones are under construction in the country. All businesses in the UAE require a trade license, renewed annually. Onshore trade licenses are only available with 49% foreign ownership, requiring a local partner or sponsor. Sponsorship fees can range from Dhs20,000-2 million per year. A legislative change announced in May 2018 allowed for 100% foreign ownership of onshore businesses, alongside a 10-year residency visa for certain categories of investor and professionals, but this has yet to be implemented and costs and structures of such businesses remain undefined.
AFZA allows investors to set up companies and trade with no taxation. Its services include the provision of visas for expatriate workers, land for development or pre-existing warehousing and business premises supporting a range of business types, including'smart offices' - co-working spaces. Business licenses at AFZA are annually renewable and costs start from UAE Dhs 11,900. AFZ provides multiple attractive investment opportunities to all investors. AFZ offer flexible investment models suitable for all business entities across a variety of sectors with varied specifications and objectives; the company registration is starting from AED 11,900 only. The UAE levies a 5% Value Added Tax, from which companies at AFZA are exempt when trading between free zones or internally. However, the tax is levied on goods and services traded onshore into the UAE. Indian-owned businesses comprise 40% of the companies operating from AFZA, growing at a rate of 28% new business registrations year on year. A number of international representative and promotion offices have opened, with Mumbai, Dubai and Manchester opening in 2015, Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg and Moscow in 2016 and in 2017 Hong Kong, Azerbaijan and China, joined by Lahore in 2018.
Ajman Free Zone opens representative office for Scandinavia in 2018. Ajman Media City Free Zone was launched in 2018, some three years after the Emiri Decree to establish the zone was issued; the zone offers a wider and more inexpensive range of small company licensing services to media-related businesses and operates independently of Ajman Free Zone. List of company registers Official website
Lucheux is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. Lucheux is situated on the D5 road, some 18 miles southwest of Arras, near the border with the neighbouring département of the Pas-de-Calais; the château was taken by the Protestants under Captain Cocqueville in 1568 during the Wars of Religion. Laid to siege and taken again in 1595 during the same wars, this time by the Spanish under Hernando Teillo de Porto Carrer. Lucheux is a medieval town with many remarkable monuments: The belfry, listed as an historic monument in 1896, The fifteenth-century château. Dominating the town on the road leading north to Avesnes-le-Comte), it presents an abrupt wall into the valley and the forest with the ruins of some round towers; the moat surrounding the fortress can be visited. Some parts are inaccessible; the vestiges of the round towers are hidden on their exterior face, but the entrance is well restored. The interior allows an understanding of the dimensions of the dwelling space available to the lord of the manor, with its walls and double bays of the Great Hall, below which one can see the moat and a preserved section of the keep or ‘donjon’.
The church, dating from the twelfth century. An unusual hollow tree, known as the ‘marriage’ tree Many restored typical Picardy houses. Saint Leger, killed in the forest of Sarcing in 678. Communes of the Somme department INSEE Lucheux on the Quid website Site du Syndicat Mixte des Vals d'Authie, Nièvre et Somme
Oceanvolt is a Finnish boat electric motor manufacturer founded in 2004 by Janne Kjellman. The company was known as Electric Ocean. Oceanvolt is headquartered in Finland; the company produces two types of propulsion systems for electric boats: saildrives and shaftdrives. Oceanvolt has received several awards for its SD8.6 saildrive system, the latest being the 2013 Pittman Innovation Award given by SAIL Magazine for Oceanvolt's "compact robust design" featuring waterproof permanent magnet motor with closed circulation liquid cooling, single lever control with motor status shown by LEDs, folding propeller which doubles as a hydrogenerator, silently extracting several kilowatts of electric power from the boat's forward motion while under sail. X-Yachts X-302 Finn Express 83 Maestro 40 Blue 30 Le Breton Yachts SIG 45 Aventura Catamarans Aventura 33 Oceanvolt has received a number of awards and recognitions: 2017 – DAME Award 2017 Category Winner: Oceanvolt ServoProp 2013 – 2013 Pittman Innovation Award from SAIL Magazine: Oceanvolt SD8.6 and SD15 2012 – DAME Award 2012 Special Mention: Machine, propulsion and electrical systems and fittings for the Oceanvolt SD8.6 2012 – Clean Design Award 2012: Oceanvolt SD8.6 Company website Oceanvolt's Facebook Oceanvolt's Instagram Oceanvolt's Twitter Oceanvolt's Youtube
This Is Your Life is an album by Philadelphia, Pennsylvania jazz drummer Norman Connors and the Starship Orchestra featuring Eleanor Mills. The album charted at number fifteen on the jazz albums chart. "Stella" - 3:17 Lead Vocals – James Robinson "This Is Your Life" - 4:13 "Wouldn't You Like To See" - 3:40 "Listen" - 3:51 Lead Vocals – James Robinson "Say You Love Me" - 4:36 "Captain Connors" - 3:16 "You Make Me Feel Brand New" - 5:45 "Butterfly" - 4:58 "The Creator" - 7:58 Norman Connors - Drums, Timpani, Lead Vocals Billy McCoy, Bobby Lyle, Jacques Burvick, Richard Cummings, Richard Tee, Ronnie Coleman - Keyboards Charles Fearing, David T. Walker, Jay Graydon, Lee Ritenour, Wah Wah Watson - Guitar James Gadson - Drums Eddie Watkins, Ben Atkins - Bass Mike Boddicker - Oberheim Synthesizer Eddie "Bongo" Brown - Congas Petro Bass - Percussion Kenneth Nash - Congas, Cymbal, Percussion Gary Bartz - Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone Pharoah Sanders - Tenor Saxophone Ralph Buzzy Jones - Soprano Saxophone Benny Powell, Garnett Brown, George Bohanon, George Thacher, Lew McCreary - Trombone Charles Moore, Nolan Smith, Jr. Oscar Brashear, Ray Brown, Shunzo Ono - Trumpet David Ii, Earle Dumler, Ernie Watts, Fred Jackson, Jr. Terry Harrington, Bill Green - Woodwind James Atkinson, Sidney Muldrow - French Horn Marimba, Bells Orchestra, Elmira Collins - Vibraphone Harry Bluestone - Concertmaster McKinley Jackson - Conductor Jean Carn, Miss Eleanore Mills, James Robinson - Lead and Backing Vocals Norman Connors-This Is Your Life at Discogs
The Cat Returns is a 2002 Japanese animated fantasy film directed by Hiroyuki Morita, produced by Toshio Suzuki and Nozomu Takahashi, written by Reiko Yoshida, based on the manga The Cat Returns by Aoi Hiiragi, with music by Yuji Nomi, animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten, Nippon Television Network, Buena Vista Home Entertainment and Toho and distributed by the latter company. It stars Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Tetsu Watanabe, Yosuke Saito, Aki Maeda and Tetsurō Tamba. A spin-off of Whisper of the Heart, it was theatrically released in Japan on July 20, 2002 through Toho and in 2005 in the United States through Walt Disney Home Entertainment, it received an Excellence Prize at the 2002 Japan Media Arts Festival. GKIDS re-issued the film on DVD on January 16, 2018 under a new deal with Studio Ghibli. Haru Yoshioka is a shy high school student who has a suppressed ability to talk with cats. One day, she saves a cat from being hit by a truck on a busy road; the cat she saved turns out to be Prince of the Cat Kingdom.
As a thanks, the cats give Haru gifts of catnip and mice, she is offered the Prince's hand in marriage. Her mixed reply is taken as a yes. Wanting none of this, Haru hears a kind, female voice, which tells her to seek Muta, a large white cat and to seek directions for the cat business office from him. Muta leads her there to meet Baron, a cat figurine given life by the work of his artist, Toto, a stone raven who comes to life much like the Baron. Soon after meeting them and Muta are forcefully taken to the Cat Kingdom, leaving Toto and the Baron in the human world to follow the group from the air; the Baron and his crow friend find the entrance to the Cat Kingdom on Earth: Five lakes forming a cat's paw. Haru is treated to a feast at the castle of the Cat Kingdom and she begins to turn into a cat with tan paws, nose, tail and for a second she gets fangs, though still human, so that she will make a suitable bride for the Prince. At the feast, Baron dances with Haru as part of the entertainment, reveals to her that the more she loses herself in the kingdom, the more cat-like she will become, that she has to discover her true self.
When Baron is discovered and is forced to fight the guards, he and Haru are helped by Yuki, a white female cat who works as a servant in the palace and who had tried to warn Haru to leave the Cat Kingdom before she was taken to the castle. After Yuki shows them an escape tunnel, the Baron, Muta move through a maze to a tower, which contains a portal to Haru's world; the King goes through a series of efforts to keep them in the Cat Kingdom long enough for Haru to remain trapped in the form of a cat and have her as his daughter-in-law. Lune and his guards return to the Cat Kingdom to reveal the King was not acting on his behalf and that he has no desire to marry Haru. Muta is revealed to be a notorious criminal in the Kingdom, Yuki as being the strange voice who had advised Haru to go to the Cat Bureau. In her childhood, Haru had saved Yuki from starvation by giving her the fish crackers she was eating, Yuki has now repaid her kindness. Muta, or as he is known as the infamous criminal Renaldo Moon, tells Haru "I respect a woman who stands up for herself" after she rejects the King's marriage proposal outrightly and proceeds to help her escape from the King's soldiers.
Baron and Muta escape the realm of cats, with the aid of Prince Lune and Toto, Haru discovers her true self and tells Baron how she has come to like him. He tells her the doors of the Cat Bureau. Haru returns to the human world with more confidence in herself. In 1995, Studio Ghibli released a film entitled Whisper of the Heart, based on a manga by Aoi Hiiragi, of a girl writing a fantasy novel. Although the girl's life had no magical elements, the film featured short fantasy scenes depicting that the girl was writing of the Baron, a character of her novel, which were so popular that an indirect sequel was made, featuring the Baron and another girl, a high school student, named Haru. Muta returned; the Cat Returns began as the "Cat Project" in 1999. Studio Ghibli received a request from a Japanese theme park to create a 20-minute short starring cats. Hayao Miyazaki wanted three key elements to feature in the short — these were the Baron, Muta and a mysterious antique shop. Hiiragi was commissioned to create the manga equivalent of the short, called Baron: The Cat Returns and is published in English by Viz Media.
The theme park canceled the project. Miyazaki took the existing work done by the "Cat Project" and used it as testing for future Ghibli directors — the short was now to be 45 minutes long. Responsibility was given to Hiroyuki Morita, who had started as an animator in 1999 for the film My Neighbors the Yamadas. Over a nine-month period he translated Hiiragi's Baron story into 525 pages of storyboards for what was to be The Cat Returns. Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki decided to produce a feature-length film based on Morita's storyboard, it became the second theatrical Studio Ghibli feature to be directed by someone other than Miyazaki or Takahata. Baron: The Cat Returns is a 2002 manga written by Aoi Hiiragi and published by Tokuma Shoten. The