built in the MENA region, e.g. in Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Algeria. In the second stage, white sugar is produced that is more than 99 percent pure sucrose. In such refineries, raw sugar is further purified. Whereas many sugar mills only operate during a limited time of the year during the cane harvesting period, many sugar refineries work the whole year round. thumb 250px right Collection of British pillar boxes at the Inkpen Post Box Museum, near Taunton (Image:Uk pillarbox collection.jpg), Somerset- since re-located to Oakham Treasures, Gordano, Bristol, UK A '''pillar box''' is a free-standing post box. They are found in the United Kingdom and in most former nations of the British Empire, members of the Commonwealth of Nations and British overseas territories, such as the Republic of Ireland, Australia, India and Gibraltar. In addition, territories administered by the United Kingdom government, such as the British Mandate for Palestine and territories with Agency postal services provided by the British Post Office such as Morocco, Kuwait, Bahrain and Dubai were also provided with Pillar boxes of this nature. Mail is deposited in pillar boxes to be collected by the Royal Mail, An Post or the appropriate postal operator and forwarded to the addressee. The boxes have been in use since 1852, just twelve years after the introduction of the first adhesive postage stamps and uniform penny post. * Pay Ease, Chong Qing, China * Unified Automatic Fare Collection Scheme completed by Q4 2009, Dubai, United Arab Emirates * Travel card, India The company’s operation also covers the Middle East with offices established in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Doha in Qatar, as well as Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Madinah in Saudi Arabia. Moreover, JCDecaux signed recently a 20-year exclusive street furniture contract with Muscat Municipality to provide the City of Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, with a wide range of world-class advertising street furniture. Commons:Category:Dubai Wikipedia:Dubai Dmoz:Regional Middle East United Arab Emirates Dubai
and Kurds in the north thumb right 275px Sugar refinery in Arabi, Louisiana, United States (Image:ArabiDominoSugarFromAlgiers19May06A.jpg). The sugar refineries are often located in heavy sugar-consuming regions such as North America, Europe, and Japan. Since the 1990s many state-of-the art sugar refieries have been built in the MENA region, e.g. in Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Algeria. In the second stage, white sugar is produced that is more than 99 percent pure sucrose. In such refineries, raw sugar is further purified. Whereas many sugar mills only operate during a limited time of the year during the cane harvesting period, many sugar refineries work the whole year round. On 16 July 1981 the group was reorganized and redesignated as the 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne). Since Vietnam, the brigade headquarters has deployed around the world in support of XVIII Airborne Corps and on-going Army operations. In October 1983, the headquarters was sent to Grenada in support of Operation Urgent Fury. In March 1988, the brigade went to Panama in support of southern command's operation to secure US civilians and property and to protect the canal. In September 1989, the brigade was sent to Saint Croix in the US Virgin Islands to restore law and order and protect property following hurricane Hugo. In December 1989, the brigade again went to Panama this time in support of Operation Just Cause and Promote Liberty during which the brigade was instrumental in standing up the Panamanian police force. GlobalSecurity.org: 16th Military Police Brigade, GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 28 July 2008. in August 1990, the brigade deployed to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in support of operations Desert Shield (Operation Desert Shield (Gulf War)) and Desert Storm. The brigade was later recognized for its hard work in the desert with their third Meritorious Unit Commendation. September 1992 the brigade went to Florida to assist in disaster relief following hurricane Andrew. In September 1994, the brigade was sent to Haiti to support Operation Uphold Democracy. This is despite what has been interpreted as a prohibitions against homosexual behavior in the Qur'an and severe penalties for LGBT persons in some (Iran) nations (Saudi Arabia), including in some sensational cases, the death penalty. The Qur'an however requires that the behavior be witnessed by four men or eight women in order to convict the participants. ;Shahab Thaqeb: In 2002 Iran revealed details concerning a domestically produced surface to air missile system, named Shahab Thaqeb. The system, mounted on a 4-wheel trailer, closely resemebled the Chinese HQ-7 FM-80 90 series of which Iran had already received. It was unclear whether these systems were actually manufacturered in Iran, or whether some portion of the assembly had been conducted domestically. ;R460 SICA (Shahine): Thomson-CSF (now Thales (Thales Group)) developed a specific version of the Crotale known as "Shahine" for Saudi Arabia. The system became operational in 1980. The main visible differences are mainly the carrier (an AMX 30 armoured carrier instead of the non protected classic carrier), and that it carries a six missile firing unit (instead of four). The purpose of the changes was to allow the Shahine firing and acquisition units to follow and protect the armoured units of the Saudi Armed Forces on the battlefield. The Shahine units were among the first vehicles to liberate Kuwait City in February 1991 - a picture taken of the scene was widely publicised by Newsweek magazine. ;Crotale NG (VT-1): An updated version, '''New Generation'''. Finland was the first operator of the system. The cost of the system is roughly 8 million euros (excluding the vehicle). Greece is another user, and paid 1 Billion French Francs in 1998 for 11 systems: 9 for the Hellenic Air Force and 2 for the Hellenic Navy. In 2002 euros, that would have amounted up to 12 million euros per unit.
, as ''Glaucidium palmatum (Glaucidium (plant))''. thumb right 275px Sugar refinery in Arabi, Louisiana, United States (Image:ArabiDominoSugarFromAlgiers19May06A.jpg). The second stage is often executed in heavy sugar-consuming regions such as North America, Europe, and Japan. In the second stage, white sugar is produced that is more than 99 percent pure sucrose. In such refineries, raw sugar is further purified. Invasion of the Booty Snatchers was re-released in Japan on the Casablanca Polystar label in 1992 on CD and in Germany on Universal (Universal Music) in 2003. During the War, Arlington Hall was in many respects similar to Bletchley Park in England, only one of two primary cryptography operations in Washington (Washington, D.C.) (the other was the Naval Communications Annex, also housed in a commandeered private girls' school). Arlington Hall concentrated its efforts on the Japanese systems (including PURPLE (Purple (cipher machine))) while Bletchley Park concentrated on European combatants. thumbnail 300px right U.S. Army Signals Intelligence Service personnel at Arlington Hall c. 1943 (Image:Arlington Hall 1943.jpg) thumb left at Bracebridge in Kolkata, India. (Image:Olive-backed Pipit- Kolkata I IMG 9872.jpg) * Summer: from Himalayan Pakistan and India, westward through Nepal, into China, north to Gansu province, and eastwards through Korea to Japan, and north through north Central Asia into north-eastern Europe (European Russia). Occasionally a rare vagrant in western Europe. Breeds up to 4500m in eastern Nepal. The '''Amami rabbit''' (''Pentalagus furnessi''; zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan