High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! National Development Plan (NDP, Irish: Plean Forbartha Náisiúnta) is the title given by the Irish Government to a scheme of organised large-scale expenditure on (mainly) national infrastructure. The period covered by the seven year plan runs from 2000 to 2006. A second National Development Plan is currently in progress and is due to run until 2013 (spending ?70 million a day every day from 2007 to 2013). The main elements to the original plan was the development of a national motorway network between the major cities in the Republic of Ireland. The upgrading of the rail network was a secondary scheme. By the start of 2009 substantial progress had been made on the motorway network, with all sections of the five major inter-urban motorways either under construction or complete. The M1 motorway from Dublin towards Belfast has been completed as far as the border with Northern Ireland.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The New Democratic Party of Canada ran a full slate of candidates in the 1993 federal election, and won 9 seats out of 295. This brought the NDP below official party status in the Canadian House of Commons for the first, and to date only time in its history. Many of the party's candidates have their own biography pages, information about others may be found here. Karl Bélanger (born 1975) is the Senior press secretary for Canada's New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton. He previously was the spokesman for former NDP Leader Alexa McDonough and has worked for the party since the 1997 federal election. Bélanger is a native of Quebec City, and noted for his fondness for team sports.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! NDP leadership conventions are the process by which the Canadian New Democratic Party elects its leader. Before 2003, when a modified one member, one vote (OMOV) system was adopted, every biennial convention of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and its successor, the New Democratic Party, was a leadership convention. However, in practice, contested elections were held only when there was a declared leadership race. In 2001, a rare exception to this occurred when Socialist Caucus member Marcel Hatch challenged Alexa McDonough from the floor of the convention, however, McDonough easily retained the leadership in the resulting vote. It also seems that in 1973 Douglas Campbell unsuccessfully challenged David Lewis' leadership. CCF leaders J.S. Woodsworth in 1933, M.J. Coldwell in 1942 and Hazen Argue in 1960 were all elected by acclamation.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The New Brunswick NDP traces its roots to the Fredericton Socialist League, which was founded in 1902. The League had branches throughout the province by World War I. In 1933, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, a federal political party, was formed with the proclamation of the Regina Manifesto. In 1933, the Moncton Trades and Labour Council adopted a resolution to create a branch of the CCF in New Brunswick. This led to the creation of the New Brunswick CCF that year. Despite its early formation, the New Brunswick CCF was slow at establishing itself on the provincial political scene. It ran only one candidate in the 1939 election, Joseph C. Arrowsmith in the riding of Saint John City, winning 712 votes. The fortunes of the New Brunswick CCF rose in tandem with the fortunes of the national CCF during World War II. In the 1944 provincial election the CCF won 11.7 percent of the vote under the leadership of J. A. Mugridge, a trade unionist and the chief electrician at the St. John Drydock and Shipbuilding Company.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Radvd, the Router Advertisement Daemon, is an open-source software product that implements link-local advertisements of IPv6 router addresses and IPv6 routing prefixes using the Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP) as specified in RFC 2461. The Router Advertisement Daemon is used by system administrators in stateless autoconfiguration methods of network hosts on Internet Protocol version 6 networks. When IPv6 hosts configure their network interfaces, they broadcast router solicitation (RS) requests onto the network to discover available routers. The radvd software answers requests with router advertisement (RA) messages. In addition, radvd periodically broadcasts RA packets to the attached link to update network hosts. The router advertisement messages contain the routing prefix used on the link, the link Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU), and the address of the responsible default routers.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Robert Alexander Walker, QC (March 6, 1916 - March 28, 1989) was a lawyer and a Saskatchewan politician. First elected to the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan as the CCF member for Hanley constituency in the 1948 general election, he went on to re-election in 1952, and 1956. In 1956 he joined the cabinet of Premier Tommy Douglas as Attorney General and Provincial Secretary. He continued in those roles following his re-election in 1960. After Douglas left to lead the federal NDP in 1961, Woodrow Lloyd became premier and the first universal medical care plan in Canada was introduced. In the 1964 general election, Walker was narrowly defeated according the count on election day, but was declared elected by a judicial recount. He resigned the seat to force a byelection. He was re-elected in December 1964 and served in the CCF-NDP opposition until he was defeated in the 1967 general election. After he left the cabinet in 1964, he resumed the practice of law in Saskatoon until 1984 when he retired to Victoria, British Columbia where he died in 1989.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The National Day Parade 2009 (NDP 2009) was a national ceremony held on 9 August 2009 at The Float at Marina Bay to commemorate Singapore's 44th year of independence. For the third time, the event was held in the Marina Bay area. The NDP 2009 Logo depicts a stylised hand reaching out to Singaporeans of different backgrounds, connecting all as one united people. A motif of the heart on the palm of the hand embodies people's compassion and care for their citizens. The five stars forming the fingers symbolise democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality in vibrant colours reflecting the nation's diversity. Reaching up in celebration of progress as a nation, the shooting stars represent people's hope for a better future.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The parade's logo for the 2007 celebrations embraces the theme "City of Possibilities". The logo centres around the prominent and easily recognizable Marina Bay Skyline. Dynamic of five stars represents Singapore's core values and celebrates our people living in harmony amidst ethnic and religious diversity. The colour scheme of the NDP logo was deliberately created to be in line with Urban Redevelopment Authority's (URA) Marina Bay logo, creating a greater sense of connection between NDP and Marina Bay for years to come. All the marching contingents lined up on August 9 2007 The wave motif on the right side of the logo serves to add sense of movement and vibrancy to the water depicted logo. The wave motif on the right side of the logo also helps to off-center the letters "NDP" that form the main body of the logo, thus adding a touch of balance to the logo.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yens Pedersen is a lawyer and a candidate in the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party leadership race. Before entering the leadership race, he served as the President of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party. Yens was the NDP candidate in the constituency of Regina South in the 2007 provincial election. Yens was raised on a family farm near Cut Knife, Saskatchewan. He attended and earned his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and currently is a lawyer at Balfour Moss. On January 22, 2009, Pedersen announced his bid to succeed Lorne Calvert as the leader of the Saskatchewan NDP at the party's June 2009 leadership convention. He finished third at the convention. After Deb Higgins was eliminated on the first ballot, Pedersen threw his support behind Ryan Meili, the second place finisher on the first ballot.