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British Hong Kong

. is a pro-democratic organization that was established on 21 May 1989 in the then British colony of Hong Kong (British Hong Kong) during the demonstration for the students protest in Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Square protest of 1989) in Beijing. The aims of the organization are supporting patriotic democratic movements in China, putting an end to the current one-party dictatorship (single-party state) established by the Communist Party of China, and building a democratic


Hanoi

mostly from the Vietnamese government, with the help of Japanese aid. The current single track line has journey times from just under thirty hours,


Omaha, Nebraska

station respectively titled, "Lose Control" and "Do What U Do". Pugsley, T. (2009). "UNO rapper, student hits No. 1 on local radio station with current single." ''The Gateway.'' 10 21 05. Retrieved 6 17 07. More recently, in 2009 Eric Scheid, also known as "Titus," released a single called "What Do You Believe" featuring Bizzy Bone from the nationally known hip hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. The single was produced by Omaha producer J Keez. The record was released by Smashmode Publishing and Timeless Keys Music Publishing which are two Omaha-based music publishing companies. South Omaha's OTR Familia, consisting of MOC and Xpreshin aka XP, have worked with Fat Joes Terror Squad on several songs and have participated in summer concerts with Pitbull, Nicky Jam, and Aventura. A long heritage of ethnic and cultural bands have come from Omaha. The Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame celebrates the city's long history of African-American music and the Strathdon Caledonia Pipe Band carries on a Scottish (Scotland) legacy. Internationally renowned composer Antonín Dvořák wrote his Ninth ("New World") Symphony (Symphony No. 9 (Dvořák)) in 1893 based on his impressions of the region after visiting Omaha's robust Czech community (Czechs in Omaha, Nebraska). Clapham, J. (1966) ''Antonín Dvořák: Musician and Craftsman''. St. Martin's Press. p. 20. In the period surrounding World War I Valentin J. Peter encouraged Germans in Omaha to celebrate their rich musical heritage, too. Frederick Metz, Gottlieb Storz and Frederick Krug were influential brewers whose beer gardens kept many German bands active. Popular culture In 1939, the world premiere of the film ''Union Pacific (Union Pacific (film))'' was held in Omaha, Nebraska and the accompanying three-day celebration drew 250,000 people. A special train from Hollywood carried director Cecil B. DeMille and stars Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea. Klein, M. (2006) ''Union Pacific: Volume II, 1894–1969.'' University of Minnesota Press. p. 397. Omaha's Boys Town (Boys Town (organization)) was made famous by the Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney movie ''Boys Town (Boys Town (film))''. Omaha has been featured in recent years by a handful of relatively big budget motion pictures. The city's most extensive exposure can be accredited to Omaha native Alexander Payne, the Oscar (Academy Award)-nominated director who shot parts of ''About Schmidt'', ''Citizen Ruth'' and ''Election (Election (1999 film))'' in the city and suburbs of Papillion and La Vista. Built in 1962, Omaha's Cinerama was called Indian Hills Theater. Its demolition in 2001 by the Nebraska Methodist Health System was unpopular, with objections from local historical and cultural groups and luminaries from around the world. Haines, R. (2003) ''The Moviegoing Experience, 1968–2001''. McFarland Publishers. p. 8, 231. The Dundee Theatre is the lone surviving single-screen movie theater in Omaha and still shows films. "About Us". Dundee Theatre. Retrieved 6 7 07. A recent development to the Omaha film scene was the addition of Film Streams's Ruth Sokolof Theater in North Downtown. The two-screen theater is part of the Slowdown facility. It features new American independents, foreign films, documentaries, classics, themed series, and director retrospectives. There are many new theaters opening in Omaha. In addition to the five Douglas Theatres (Douglas Theatre Company) venues in Omaha, two more are opening, including Midtown Crossing (Midtown Omaha#Neighborhoods) Theatres, located on 32nd and Farnam Streets by the Mutual of Omaha Building. Westroads Mall has opened a new multiplex movie theater with 14 screens, operated by Rave Motion Pictures. Barbe, A. "Metro movie theaters to multiply in next two years", ''UNO Gateway''. November 30, 2007. Retrieved 9 26 08. Songs about Omaha include "Omaha" by Moby Grape, "Omaha", by the indie rock band Tapes 'n Tapes;, "Omaha" by Counting Crows, "Omaha Celebration" by Pat Metheny, "Omaha" sung by Waylon Jennings, "Greater Omaha" by Desaparecidos and "(Ready Or Not) Omaha Nebraska" by Bowling for Soup. The 1935 winner of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing was named Omaha (Omaha (horse)), and after traveling the world the horse eventually retired to a farm south of the city. The horse made promotional appearances at Ak-Sar-Ben during the 1950s and following his death in 1959 was buried at the racetrack's Circle of Champions. Sports and recreation thumb Main entrance to the Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium (File:P6150385.JPG) The final round of the 2009 College World Series (w:2009 College World Series) of baseball is set, with eight teams qualifying for the double-elimination tournament (w:Double-elimination tournament). The tournament will begin play on June 13 at Rosenblatt Stadium (w:Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium) in Omaha (w:Omaha, Nebraska), Nebraska in the United States. The College World Series is the final leg of a three-tiered tournament (w:2009 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament) which determines the top baseball team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (w:National Collegiate Athletic Association) (NCAA) Division I (w:Division I)— the top level of play in American college athletics (w:College athletics). The College World Series has been played annually at Rosenblatt Stadium since 1950. left thumb Rosenblatt Stadium, home of the College World Series since 1950 (File:P5160356.JPG) In May of 2007, it was reported that blood samples taken from a Hammerhead shark (w:Hammerhead shark), born in 2001, located in Omaha Nebraska (w:Omaha, Nebraska) at the Henry Doorly Zoo (w:Henry Doorly Zoo) was the product of a "virgin birth". The mother shark was in a tank with three other hammerheads, all female, and the baby shark was also born in the same tank. Tests on the DNA from the baby shark show that there was no "chromosomal contribution" of a male shark present in the blood, something that is required in order for mating to have taken place.


Switzerland

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