Macao is the thirty-first novel in the long-running Nick Carter-Killmaster series of spy novels. Carter is a US secret agent, code-named N-3, with the rank of Killmaster. He works for AXE – a secret arm of the US intelligence services.
The book was first published in 1968 by Award-Tandem Books (Number A294X) by Universal Publishing and Distributing Corporation (New York, USA) and Universal-Tandem Publishing Co. Ltd. (London, England). The novel was written by Manning Lee Stokes. Copyright was registered on 23 February 1968.
His assignment was to lure a depraved beauty into suicide – His mission was to save the United States from destruction!
The novel is set in July-August 1967.
Theodore Blacker – small-time conman, drug-dealer and nightclub owner – is attempting to sell a pornographic film of himself and minor Portuguese royalty, Princess Morgan da Gama, to Chinese, African and Portuguese interests for GBP 250,000 (over GBP 4 million in 2014)
Transport's first two EPs and other songs including the single Sunday Driver were recorded by producer Guy Cooper on the Gold Coast.
The band has continued to record and perform independently of Kate Miller-Heidke, mainly at Brisbane venues but also on interstate tours and live radio broadcasts. The band's song Sunday Driver was downloaded a record 24,000 times from the website of youth radio network Triple J, and in Britain Stone Hearted has been aired on BBC Radio 1 and on Kerrang! Radio.
A transport is a device that handles a particular physical storage medium (such as magnetic tape, audio CD, CD-R, or other type of recordable media) itself, and extracts or records the information to and from the medium, to (and from) an outboard set of processing electronics that the transport is connected to.
A transport houses no electronics itself for encoding and decoding the information recorded to and from a certain format of media. It only extracts and records information to the media, as well as handling mechanical operations for accessing the media itself, such as playing or rewinding a tape, or accessing the tracks on a disc.
An example of a transport for a storage medium would be an audiophile-grade audio CD transport, which houses no D/A converter, unlike most ordinary audio CD players. Instead, the audio CD transport is connected to an external D/A converter via a coaxial (SPDIF) or optical (Toslink) digital audio connection to convert the digital audio information to analog for interfacing to most audio equipment.
A troopship (also troop ship or troop transport or trooper) is a ship used to carry soldiers, either in peacetime or wartime. Operationally, standard troopships – often drafted from commercial shipping fleets – cannot land troops directly on shore, typically loading and unloading at a seaport or onto smaller vessels, either tenders or barges.
Attack transports, a variant of ocean-going troopship adapted to transporting invasion forces ashore, carry their own fleet of landing craft. Landing ships beach themselves and bring their troops directly ashore.
Ships to transport troops were already used in Antiquity. Ancient Rome used the navis lusoria, a small vessel powered by rowers and sail, to move soldiers on the Rhine and Danube.
The modern troopship has as long a history as passenger ships do, as most maritime nations enlisted their support in military operations (either by leasing the vessels or by impressing them into service) when their normal naval forces were deemed insufficient for the task. In the 19th century, navies frequently chartered civilian ocean liners, and from the start of the 20th century painted them gray and added a degree of armament; their speed, originally intended to minimize passage time for civilian user, proved valuable for outrunning submarines and enemy surface cruisers in war. HMTOlympic even rammed and sank a U-boat during one of its wartime crossings. Individual liners capable of exceptionally high speed transited without escorts; smaller or older liners with poorer performance were protected by operating in convoys.
The expansion project will also add 190 stances for aircraft, as well as construct facilities to help air cargo transport and other operations at the airport ... Then, the airport will have five runways and three terminals, playing the role of a comprehensive air-ground transport system in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area....
As a highly open and internationalised city in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, as well as a hub for international finance, logistics and transportation, professional services, trade and aviation, Hong Kong plays an important role in the region under the "one country, two systems" principle....
Lam said the opening of this control point represents another major step in achieving the "one-hour living circle" plan within the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, after the completion of various transportation projects, including Hong Kong's high-speed railway link and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-MacaoBridge....
China has rolled out plans to invest 474 billion yuan ($68.4 billion) in the construction of new transportation infrastructure projects in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, according to the country's top economic planner ... mainland and Hong Kong and Macao, she said....
The project, dubbed a "super passage", covers 345,000 square meters, including an inspection zone and transportation and commercial service facilities, and Macao has jurisdiction over its side of the checkpoint ... In the future, the MacaoLight Rapid Transit system is also expected to connect with the HengqinPort....