In the mid-19th century Japan had no unified national army and the country was made up of feudal domains (han) with the Tokugawa shogunate (bakufu) in overall control which had ruled Japan since 1603 The bakufu army although large force was only one among others and bakufu efforts to control the nation depended upon the cooperation of its vassals' armies the opening of the country after two centuries of seclusion subsequently led to the Meiji Restoration and the Boshin War in 1868 The domains of Satsuma and Choshu came to dominate the coalition against the shogunate. The National Electronic Record Programme was launched in 2011 and is used by more than 280 institutions to support telehealth and telemedicine, Singapore business directory Nominal, There are two main types of retail FX brokers offering the opportunity for speculative currency trading: brokers and dealers or market makers Brokers serve as an agent of the customer in the broader FX market by seeking the best price in the market for a retail order and dealing on behalf of the retail customer They charge a commission or "mark-up" in addition to the price obtained in the market Dealers or market makers by contrast typically act as principals in the transaction versus the retail customer and quote a price they are willing to deal at. ; Companies linked to the government control much of the domestic media in Singapore. MediaCorp operates most free-to-air television channels and free-to-air radio stations in Singapore There are a total of seven free-to-air TV channels offered by Mediacorp. Starhub Cable Vision (SCV) also offers cable television with channels from all around the world and Singtel's Mio TV provides an IPTV service. Singapore Press Holdings a body with close links to the government controls most of the newspaper industry in Singapore. Ptolemy's Almagest is the only surviving comprehensive ancient treatise on astronomy Babylonian astronomers had developed arithmetical techniques for calculating astronomical phenomena; Greek astronomers such as Hipparchus had produced geometric models for calculating celestial motions Ptolemy however claimed to have derived his geometrical models from selected astronomical observations by his predecessors spanning more than 800 years though astronomers have for centuries suspected that his models' parameters were adopted independently of observations. Ptolemy presented his astronomical models in convenient tables which could be used to compute the future or past position of the planets the Almagest also contains a star catalogue which is a version of a catalogue created by Hipparchus Its list of forty-eight constellations is ancestral to the modern system of constellations but unlike the modern system they did not cover the whole sky (only the sky Hipparchus could see) Across Europe the Middle East and North Africa in the Medieval period it was the authoritative text on astronomy with its author becoming an almost mythical figure called Ptolemy King of Alexandria the Almagest was preserved like most of extant Classical Greek science in Arabic manuscripts (hence its familiar name) Because of its reputation it was widely sought and was translated twice into Latin in the 12th century once in Sicily and again in Spain. Ptolemy's model like those of his predecessors was geocentric and was almost universally accepted until the appearance of simpler heliocentric models during the scientific revolution, Eight subject areas 2013 US$302.245 Farquhar was officially named the Resident of Singapore and Raffles was named as "Agent to the Most Noble the Governor-General with the States of Rhio (Riau) Lingin and Johor" Although ownership of the post was to be exclusively British explicit orders were given to Farquhar to maintain free passage of ships through the Strait of Singapore and a small military presence was established alongside the trading post After issuing orders to Farquhar and the remaining Europeans Raffles left the next day 7 February 1819! .
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