Merritt, British Columbia

. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973, p. 114 The city limits consists of the community, a number of civic parks, historical sites, an aquatic centre, a local arena, a public library (which is a branch of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System) and a civic centre. Merritt has dozens of bronzed hand prints of country music stars that have been in the city for the annual Merritt Mountain Music

Today, ranching, farming, forestry, transportation and tourism are the primary industries (industry). Merritt is the nearest large community to the Douglas Lake Cattle Company, Canada's largest working cattle ranch. Merritt was once host to an annual Merritt Mountain Music Festival that is estimated to have drawn as many as 148,000 people at its peak in the summer of 2005. The Mountain Music Festival, combined with the development of the Merritt Walk of Stars

Rally Championship series every October, also the annual winter Thunderbird Rally often begins and ends in Merritt. The Bass Coast Festival held annually on the BC Day weekend and supports electronic music and creative arts draws attendees from all over North America. The annual Labour day Rodeo and Fall Fair are long standing traditions in this ranching valley, drawing participants from all over Canada and the US. Merritt on film Merritt provided the backdrop for the Academy Award

Australian Taxation Office

http: about-the-apsc parliamentary aps-statistical-bulletin aps-statistical-bulletin-2013-14 main-features#aps title Main features:APS at a glance date 2014 author Australian Public Service Commission archiveurl http: web 20141005120746 http: about-the-apsc parliamentary aps-statistical-bulletin aps-statistical-bulletin-2013-14 main-features archivedate 5 October 2014 budget A$3.598 billion ref name "annual plan

emp number" minister1_name The Hon Joe Hockey MP (Joe Hockey) minister1_pfo Treasurer minister2_name The Hon Mathias Cormann (Mathias Cormann) minister2_pfo Acting Assistant Treasurer deputyminister1_name

approximately 15,000 land tax returns and collected £1.3 to £1.4 million. Over the next decade, the government introduced several new taxes, mainly to cope with the massive cost of Australia's collecting revenue to fund participation in World War I. By the end of the decade, the department employed 1,565 people and collected approximately £10.45 million in taxes. According to its 2013–14 Annual Plan, the ATO employs an average of 22,022 people. ref name "annual

610 Office

name CECC2009 Since 2003, the 610 Office’s mission has been expanded to include targeting other religious and qigong groups deemed heretical or harmful by the Communist Party (CCP), though Falun Gong remains its main priority. Background

levels, this involves monitoring workplaces and residences to identify Falun Gong practitioners, making daily visits to the homes of known (or “registered”) Falun Gong practitioners, or coordinating and overseeing 24-hour monitoring of practitioners. annual-reports 2008-annual-report ‘Annual Report 2008’. ''Congressional-Executive Commission on China''. 31 October 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2013. The 610

are sentenced administratively to reeducation-through-labor camps, though several thousand have been condemned to longer sentences in prisons, often under the charge of “using a heretical organization to undermine the implementation of the law”—a vaguely worded provision that often carries sentences exceeding ten years. 2010 Annual Report. ''Falun Dafa Information Center.'' 25 April 2010. Chinese Weiquan human rights


known in Mexico and attracts clients from various walks of life, including businessmen and national level politicians. Catemaco holds an annual event in March dedicated to sorcery which can draw up to 5,000 visitors. The city left thumb Breakwater boardwalk along Lake Catemaco (File:RoadAlongLakeCatemaco.JPG) The city of Catemaco is located in southern Veracruz, about 160&nbsp;km from the port of Veracruz (Veracruz, Veracruz) and 220&nbsp;km from the state capital of Xalapa.<

20 to 26C, with the coolest months from November to January and the warmest in the summer. It rains all year because of warm humid winds from the Gulf of Mexico, but annual totals vary from 1900mm to 4600mm. The quantity of rainfall also varies by season, with a relatively dry season from March to June, when totals are half that of the rest of the year. Winds are predominantly from the north. From February to October, most

spring is drinkable and made available to visitors using cups made from large green leaves. The “witches” of Catemaco thumb 300px Grounds where the annual "brujo" reunion is held in Catemaco (File:ShamanReunionCatemaco4.JPG) Catemaco is known in Mexico for its community of “brujos,” which can be translated as “witches” or “sorcerers” as most are men. The history of magical practices here extends back

San Juan de los Lagos

development as a regional commercial center, as it provided a large concentration of potential customers. This led to an annual fair which coincided with the busiest pilgrimage season, the time around Candlemas. This economic impact became evident relatively early in the colonial period. San Juan had a number of advantages that led to its growing importance during the colonial period. First, there was a relative dearth of native pilgrimage sites in northern

, including a main highway connecting it to Guadalajara in 1717. The annual fair drew merchants from Querétaro (Querétaro, Querétaro), San Luis Potosí, San Juan del Río, Valle de Santiago, Celaya, Guadalajara, Valladolid (Morelia), Aguascalientes (Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes) and Zacatecas, many to sell merchandise imported through the ports of Veracruz (Veracruz, Veracruz) or Acapulco . The annual fair and other commercial activity steadily

grew in the 17th and 18th century until the annual fair was formally recognized by royal decree in Spain in 1797. However, the annual fair and the area’s economic importance declined in the early 19th century, in part due to suppression by colonial authorities because of the insurgent tendencies of the area. Royalist troops pursuing Miguel Hidalgo passed through the area in 1811. ref name "encmuc" >

Salmon Arm

: Faculty Bios worobey.html University of Arizona faculty bio page Salmon Arm Observer news article, September 29, 2009, p. A4 winner of the Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy for 2009 from Simon Fraser University Sterling Prize website; after 2009, reference can be found on the annual recipients page Culture The summer months

is when the city experiences it largest fluctuation of population with people on holidays coming to visit the city and surrounding area. During every third weekend of August the annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues festival draws large crowds of festival goers with an international roster of performers. The Festival emerged from the Shuswap Coffee House movement of the 1970s and 80's, which by 1991 had coalesced into the non profit Salmon Arm Folk Music Society, the Festival's founding body

. From its grassroots beginnings, Roots & Blues has grown into the largest and most musically diverse festival in the British Columbian interior. Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival In July 2011 there was the first annual Sturgis North Motor Cycle Rally, which is a sister project of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. Even though the city of Salmon Arm had mixed feelings for the event, 35,000 people attended. http

Washington State Department of Transportation

mapsdata tdo PDF_and_ZIP_Files HwyLog2009.pdf title State Highway Log Planning Report 2009 SR 2 to SR 971 publisher Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) page 1718&ndash;9 accessdate January 8, 2011 format PDF (Portable Document Format) length_round 2 Every year the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) conducts a series of surveys on its highways in the state to measure traffic volume. This is expressed in terms of average annual

daily traffic (AADT), which is a measure of traffic volume for any average day of the year. In 2009, WSDOT calculated that as few as 27,000&nbsp;cars used the spur at the continuation point from SR&nbsp;7, and as many as 71,000&nbsp;cars between the onramp from I-5 and SR&nbsp;509.

the road daily in Washington. 150px thumb right The interchange between I-182 U.S. Route 12 in Washington US 12 (Image:I182exit12AB.JPG) and US 395 (U.S. Route 395 in Washington) Within Pasco, I-182 US

Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles

annual events in Historic Filipinotown are the Annual Historic Filipinotown Festival, which is held every first Saturday of August, commemorating the designation of the District as the Historic Filipinotown. The Festival showcases the people and cultures of the residents of district with music, dances, food, entertainment, and health fair; the Annual Historic Filipinotown 5k Run Walk (sponsored by A Runner's Circle) and Philippine Independence Day Parade and Festival (co-sponsored by FACLA) every

second Saturday of June to celebrate the national day of the Philippines; and, the annual Christmas Lantern Parade and Festival.Following Thanksgiving, the lamp-posts along Temple Street are decorated with Philippine Christmas lanterns ( Parol ) as the launching of the Christmas festivities, which last until the Epiphany Celebration the following year. The Christmas Parol Project was several years in the making due to City Code requirements and fundraising challenges. In 2008, http

: Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council was able to raise enough funds to launch the annual event with a Christmas Lantern Parade on Temple Street. File:Parol, Philippines.jpg thumbnail left Over 31 "polemount" Parols are installed along Temple St. coinciding with festivities in the Philippines, the longest celebration of Christmas in the world. In addition a parade of Christmas lanterns like this one are paraded during the last day of Simbang Gabi

Emirate of Abu Dhabi

. The population of Abu Dhabi reached 1.968 million in mid-2010, with an average annual growth rate of 9.6% since 1960 - among the highest in the world. The total population has increased 99 times in 50 years. The number of citizens increased 39 times and Non-citizens 173 times in the half century from 1960 to 2010. The most important reason behind the increase in the population growth of citizens is the increase in naturalization, while immigration constitutes the main factor in increasing the population

- Age dependency ratio, young 21.3 - Urban population 1,292,800 - Rural population 827,900 - Percentage of the population residing in rural areas (%) 39.0 - Average annual population growth rate (2005- 2011) (%) 7.7 - General fertility rate (births per 1000 women aged 15 – 49 years) 80.3 - Crude birth rate (per 1000 population) 15.1 - Crude death rate (per 1000 population) 1.4 - Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births) 6.3 - Under 5 mortality rate (per 1000 live

Authority , which invests the money into various government projects. Economy thumb The Habshan–Fujairah oil pipeline (File:HABSHAN PIPELINE.1.jpg) Abu Dhabi GDP estimates in 2011 amounted to AED 806,031 million at current prices, compared with AED 620,316 million at current prices in 2010. This represents an annual growth rate of 29.9 per cent in 2011. Accordingly, the annual per capita gross domestic product amounted to AED 380.1 thousand in 2011. The total fixed capital

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