In peacetime the rank of Full General is reserved for the Commander of Finnish Defence Forces. Sometimes a General's branch of service is indicated in the rank. So far Finland has had seventeen of jalkaväenkenraali (General of Infantry), a few of jääkärikenraali (Jägergeneral), two of ratsuväenkenraali (General of Cavalry) and one tykistönkenraali (General of Artillery). Marshal Mannerheim himself was the other one of the two Generals of Cavalry before his promotion to Field Marshal.
The General was inaugurated in 1937, and carried coaches and Pullmans. It received some new lightweight equipment in 1938 as part of the fleet of modernism, but it was mostly heavyweight until 1940. It was the only "Fleet of Modernism" train to be streamlined without an observation car. It lost its coaches when the Advance General was inaugurated in 1940. It was re-equipped with lightweight sleeping cars from both the pre-war Broadway, and new cars from post-war orders. At this time, it also carried the Broadway's pre-war observation cars. In 1951 the General lost its all-Pullman status when it was combined with the all-coach Trail Blazer for non-peak travel periods only. In 1952 this consolidation became permanent, and by 1960, the Trail Blazer name was dropped. In 1967 the General was renamed the Broadway Limited when that train lost its numbers and all-Pullman status.
Normally the word "general" is not used in the Swiss military, with three-star commandants de corps the highest-ranking officers in the army. Under the Constitution, the Federal Council, which acts as the country's head of state, can command only 4,000 soldiers, with a time limit of three weeks of mobilisation. For it to field more service personnel, the Federal Assembly must elect a General who is given four stars. Thus, the General is elected by the Federal Assembly to give him the same democratic legitimacy as the Federal Council.
The general is elected by a joint session of the Federal Assembly, known as the United Federal Assembly, wherein both the 200-seat National Council and 46-seat Council of States join together on a 'one member, one vote' basis. The Federal Assembly retains the sole power to dismiss the General, but the General remains subordinate to the Federal Council by the Council's ability to demobilise and hence making the position of General redundant.
A zoo (short for zoological park, zoological garden, or animal park, and also called a menagerie) is a facility in which animals are confined within enclosures, displayed to the public, and in which they may also be bred.
The term zoological garden refers to zoology, the study of animals, a term deriving from the Greekzōon (ζῷον, "animal") and lógos (λóγος, "study"). The abbreviation "zoo" was first used of the London Zoological Gardens, which opened for scientific study in 1828 and to the public in 1857. The number of major animal collections open to the public around the world now exceeds 1,000, around 80 percent of them in cities.
London Zoo, which opened in 1826, first called itself a menagerie or "zoological forest," which is short for "Gardens and Menagerie of the Zoological Society of London." The abbreviation "zoo" first appeared in print in the UK around 1847, when it was used for the Clifton Zoo, but it was not until some 20 years later that the shortened form became popular in the song "Walking in the Zoo on Sunday" by music-hall artist Alfred Vance. The term "zoological park" was used for more expansive facilities in Washington, D.C., and the Bronx in New York, which opened in 1891 and 1899 respectively.
Zoo was a British (and formerly an Australian and South African) lads' magazine published weekly by Bauer Media Group in the United Kingdom. It was launched on 29 January 2004, and for a time was the UK's only men's weekly after the similar and rival magazine Nuts closed in April 2014.
On 17 November 2015, Zoo announced on its website that it would be suspending publication.
Zoo consisted of a mix of comedy news, sports commentary, photos of semi-naked women, jokes (of the pub joke style), an entertainments guide (covering TV, cinema, video/computer games and music), fashion/grooming and comical/rude pictures sent in by readers.
Zoo was a weekly news magazine aimed at the male market. It was launched on 29 January 2004, as the second weekly men's magazine in the UK (the first being the similar and rival magazine; Nuts). The magazine was published by German company Bauer Media Group.
The Zoo website is a continuation of the magazine's content that also includes original articles, videos and photo galleries. Readers are also invited to create a profile and post pictures via the "Zoo Bloggers" section.
San Jose, Nov 21 (EFE).- The Attorney General’s Office of Costa Rica conducted a series of raids on properties linked to an alleged drug trafficking group, finding significant assets such as a small zoo, heavy machinery, a gymnasium, a bullring, vehicles and thousands of dollars.
If you want to enjoy holiday light displays from the comfort of your car, you can visit the 37th annual winter festival of lights in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, which kicks off Friday evening ... Admission is $15 at the gate ... 24 through Jan. 1, 2024 ... In D.C., the SmithsonianNational Zoo is once again inviting visitors to Zoo Lights ... General admission is $6.
Jon was busy sliding down the slide ... “I’m grateful for my beautiful family,” Arsenault said ... Janice LeBlanc, 40, of Rehoboth, was watching her daughter Nicole, 3, play on the toy merry-go-round at the zoo. “I’m grateful for my daughter and life in general,” LeBlanc said ... Carley Evans, 19, was working the counter in Capron Park Zoo’s souvenir shop ... .
The United Fund and Kimbro Farms are kicking off the holiday season with the first United Fund HolidayMarket, Nov ... Kimbro Farms will be offering Santa Sleigh wagon rides, Santa’s little train, pillow bounce pad and slides, petting zoo, General Store with wreaths, kettle corn, fried Oreos, Frito Banditos and a coffee shop ... General admission is $12.
Punjab Caretaker Chief MinisterMohsin Naqvi on Saturday visited Lahore Zoo and laid the foundation stone of its upgradation project ... Lahore Zoo will be upgraded under the magnificent plan to provide quality entertainment facilities to children. CM said that 100 new animals would be brought to the Lahore Zoo ... "There will be big food courts in the zoo.
LAHORE, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 18th Nov, 2023) Punjab Caretaker Chief MinisterMohsin Naqvi on Saturday pledged to make both Lahore and Safari zoos child-friendly facilities. Both zoos are being renovated and will have new animals including elephants ... "It will be a surprise for the kids that there will be new animals in the zoo," he said.
Oregon Zoo otter, known for slam dunking and self-pleasuring, dies at age 20 ... Courtesy of the Oregon Zoo.Michael Durham ... While their basketball playing has generally been behind the scenes, the zoo maintenance team has now installed a custom hoop in their habitat at the zoo so visitors will be able to witness training sessions firsthand.
Kipenzi, a female Masai giraffe who is part of Seneca Park Zoo’s Animals of the Savanna exhibit and over the summer was diagnosed with cancer, is pregnant, the zoo announced Friday. “While exact due dates are difficult to predict, we expect a calf this winter,” zoo veterinarian Dr ...ReporterMarciaGreenwood covers general assignments.