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Hanoi

exhibits the brutal French colonial regime and the struggle of the Vietnamese people against imperialism in chilling detail. The prison was also known as the "Hanoi Hilton" during the Vietnam War as it held US POWs. Little emphasis is given to this period however, and the exhibits shown can be frustratingly skewed in propaganda, choosing to show solely propaganda photos of prisoners being treated well and playing basketball, playing chess and other staged events. The museum claims to have John McCain's flight suit from when his plane was shot down. thumb John McCain shot down, Truc Bach lake, Hanoi (File:John McCain shot down, Truc Bach lake, Hanoi - panoramio.jpg) Do *


Philadelphia

birth_place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania death_date Chamberlain was known by various nicknames during his basketball playing career. He hated the ones that called attention to his height such as "Goliath" and "Wilt the Stilt (stilts)", which was coined during his high school days by a Philadelphia sportswriter (sports journalism). He preferred "The Big Dipper", which was inspired


New Zealand

Association NBA center Walt Bellamy. http: www.nydailynews.com archives sports 2006 04 02 2006-04-02_mesi_makes_good__wins_decisi.html Ron also started his career in basketball, playing collegiately at UNC-Charlotte (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) and professionally in New Zealand and Europe. *New Caledonia (a French overseas territory) – Société Calédonienne d’Ornithologie *New Zealand – Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society *Nicaragua – None Wikipedia:New Zealand Commons:Category:New Zealand Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand


Japan

BASKETBALL; Playing With a Gleam in His Eye url http: www.nytimes.com 2007 01 05 sports basketball 05arenas.html publisher New York Times date 2007-01-05 accessdate 2007-02-18 Both names quickly became fan favorites in the Washington (Washington, D.C.) area during his time there. The initiative was a great financial success and was replicated in several other markets: in the ensuing years, similar non-profit Fairtrade labelling organizations were set up in other European countries and North America, called “Max Havelaar” (in Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway and France), “Transfair” (in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Italy, the United States, Canada and Japan), or carrying a national name: “Fairtrade Mark” in the UK and Ireland, “Rättvisemärkt” in Sweden, and "Reilu kauppa" (Finnish) or "Rejäl handel" (Swedish (Finland Swedish)) in Finland. class "infobox" Global issuance The most liquid instruments are Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS), a type of US Treasury security (Treasury security), with about $500 billion in issuance. The other important inflation-linked markets are the UK Index-linked Gilts with over $300 billion outstanding and the French OATi OAT€i market with about $200 billion outstanding. Germany, Canada, Greece, Australia, Italy, Japan, Sweden and Iceland also issue inflation-indexed bonds, as well as a number of Emerging Markets, most prominently Brazil. zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan


Australia

flowering plant species. Kingma was born in Manly, Australia. He started his basketball

playing as a junior in Manly, NSW. Kingma played for seven seasons in Australia's National Basketball League (National Basketball League (Australia)), including six seasons with the Sydney Kings. He was a member of the Kings' 2003 NBL championship team, ''Sydney Morning Herald'', 1 October 2003 averaging 2.8 points and 1.8 rebounds that year. The '''Cairns Taipans''' are an Australian (Australia) men's professional basketball team competing in the Australasian (Australasia) National Basketball League (National Basketball League (Australasia)) (NBL). The club is based in the North Queensland city of Cairns. The Taipans, named after a species of venomous snake (Taipan) native to Australia, entered the NBL (National Basketball League (Australasia)) in the 1999 2000 season. The Taipans play their home games at the Cairns Convention Centre (CCC), known as "The Snakepit" within the NBL, and play in orange and white colours. The '''Zebra Dove''' ''Geopelia striata'', also known as '''Barred Ground Dove''', is a bird of the dove family Columbidae, native to South-east Asia. It is closely related to the Peaceful Dove of Australia and New Guinea and the Barred Dove of eastern Indonesia. These two were classified as subspecies of the Zebra Dove until recently and the names Peaceful Dove and Barred Dove were often applied to the whole species. It was passed in response to the demand of the Port Phillip settlers, who felt inadequately represented in the New South Wales Legislative Council and who resented their revenues being channeled to the New South Wales area. The act, which took effect on 1 July 1851, provided for a Legislative Council of 20 elected members and 10 members appointed by the governor. This body was given jurisdiction over all but crown lands and could pass any legislation not in conflict with English law. The act also recognized the desire for progress toward self-government elsewhere in Australia, and similar constitutional provisions were applied to Tasmania and South Australia. ''Moodring'' spawned two singles; the international hit My Love Is Like...Wo and the elegant mid-tempo track and album's final release Fallen (Fallen (Mýa song)). The former reached the top forty in over five countries which included United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. The latter failed to reprise the same success of the album's first single however though reached the top forty on the R&B Hip-Hop Songs chart. Commercial performance '''Moodring''' debuted at number three on the ''Billboard'' 200 (Billboard 200) album chart and ''Billboard (Billboard (magazine))'' ' s Top R&B Hip Hop Albums chart at number two with first-week sales of 113,000 units sold. The album was certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) on September 25, 2003 and remained on ''Billboard'' 200 album chart for 18 non-consecutive weeks. ''Moodring'' has sold 589,000 copies in the United States alone, according Nielsen Soundscan. The album was the 157th best-selling album of 2003 in the United States. Outside the United States, the album debuted or peaked at number #197 in the United Kingdom, #25 in Canada, and #74 in Australia. Internationally, the album was not as successful as 2000's ''Fear of Flying (Fear of Flying (album))''. '''Boondall''' is a northern suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, formerly known as Cabbage Tree Creek (after the creek that flows through the area). Situated approximately 20 km north of Brisbane near Moreton Bay, almost half way between Brisbane and the coastal city of Redcliffe (Redcliffe, Queensland). Bounded on the north by Deagon (Deagon, Queensland), Sandgate (Sandgate, Queensland) and Shorncliffe (Shorncliffe, Queensland), on the east by Nudgee (Nudgee, Queensland) and Nudgee Beach (Nudgee Beach, Queensland), on the south by Banyo (Banyo, Queensland), Geebung (Geebung, Queensland) and Virginia (Virginia, Queensland) and on the west by Taigum (Taigum, Queensland) and Zillmere (Zillmere, Queensland). A residential zone, Boondall is home to a mix of young and established families and retirees. A deliberate policy of aiming the line of the ball at the batsman's body was employed by England (English cricket team) during their 1932-1933 tour of Australia. This dangerous tactic has since been outlawed. See Bodyline for full details. After the war and a hiatus to raise her family, Todd was back playing near "scratch" and won three consecutive B.C. Amateur Ladies titles, seven Jasper (Jasper, Alberta) Totem and three Empress competitions. In the 1950s, she qualified for both the Canadian and U.S. (United States) championships and gained the first of five selections to Canada's International Golf team playing in Britain (United Kingdom), Australia and Argentina. The '''Walhalla Goldfields Railway''' is a Commons:Category:Australia Wikipedia:Australia Dmoz:Regional Oceania Australia


Germany

, and faced with years of recovery and rehabilitation, Brashear convinced his doctors to amputate the lower portion of his leg. Playing overseas Shortly after graduating from college, Griffith began her professional basketball playing career in Germany, where she played from 1993 to 1997. In 1997, she finished as the top scorer and rebounder in the EuroLeague, averaging 24.7 points and 16.0 rebounds per game. A '''pet skunk''' is a skunk kept by humans for companionship and enjoyment. Although capable of living indoors with humans similarly to dogs or cats, pet skunks are relatively rare, partly due to restrictive laws and the complexity of their care. Pet skunks are mainly kept in the United States, Canada, Germany, and the Netherlands. In the United States, pet skunks can be purchased from licensed shelters or breeders with a permit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (United States Department of Agriculture)'s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Baby skunk availability peaks during springtime, immediately following the skunk mating season. Some large fur farms sell surplus skunks to pet stores. Most wild skunks only spray as a defense mechanism when injured or attacked. The mercaptan-emitting scent glands are usually removed in pet skunks at about four weeks of age. ('''more... (pet skunk)''') The '''Eifel Aqueduct''' was one of the longest aqueducts of the Roman Empire. It shows the great skill of the Roman engineers (Engineering), whose level of technical achievement (Roman technology) was lost in the Middle Ages and regained only in recent times. The aqueduct, constructed in AD 80, carried water some 95 km (60 miles) from the hilly Eifel region of what is now Germany to the ancient city of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensum (present-day Cologne). If the auxiliary spurs to additional springs (spring (water)) are included, the length was 130 km (80 miles). The construction was almost entirely below ground, and the flow of the water was produced entirely by gravity. A few bridges, including one up to 1,400 m (0.86 miles) in length, were needed to pass over valleys. Unlike some of the other famous Roman aqueducts, the Eifel aqueduct was specifically designed to minimise the above-ground portion to protect it from damage and freezing. ('''more... (Eifel Aqueduct)''') '''Colditz Castle''' is a castle in the town of Colditz near Leipzig, Dresden, and Chemnitz in the state (States of Germany) of Saxony in Germany. Used as a workhouse for the indigent and a mental institution for over 100 years, it became notorious as a prisoner-of-war camp for "incorrigible" Allied (Allies) officers who had repeatedly escaped from other camps, as well as for ''deutschfeindlich'' ("anti-Germans") during World War II. The Nazi (Nazi Germany) ''Schutzstaffel'' (SS) made Colditz a ''Sonderlager'' (high-security prison), the only one of its type within Germany. Hermann Göring even declared Colditz "escape-proof." This was in part because of its lack of escapes during its term as prison camp in World War I, but mostly due to it being the only German prisoner-of-war camp with more guards than prisoners. Yet despite this audacious claim, there were multiple escapes by British (British Army), French (French Army), Polish (Polish Army), Dutch (Royal Netherlands Army), and Belgian (Belgian Army) inmates. ('''more... (Colditz Castle)''') The '''1896 Summer Olympics''' were the first modern celebration of the Olympic Games, after the Ancient Olympic Games had been cancelled by Roman emperor (Roman empire) Theodosius I in AD 393. At a 1894 congress organized by Pierre de Coubertin in Paris, the International Olympic Committee was established, and the Greek (Greece) capital of Athens was appointed as the host city of the first modern Olympics. The Greeks had little experience with organizing sports events, and initially had financial troubles as well, but managed to have everything ready in time. Although the number of participating athletes was low by today's standards, it had the largest international participation for any sports event to that date. The athletic highlight for the Greeks was the marathon (marathon (sports)) victory by their compatriot Spiridon Louis. The most successful competitor in terms of victories was German (Germany) wrestler (sport wrestling) and gymnast (gymnastics) Carl Schuhmann. Barring the so-called Intercalated Games of 1906 (1906 Summer Olympics), the Olympics did not return to Greece until the 2004 Summer Olympics. ('''more... (1896 Summer Olympics)''') '''''Myxobolus cerebralis''''' is a myxosporean parasite of salmonid (salmonidae)s (salmon, trout, and their allies) that causes whirling disease, an important condition in both salmon and trout farming (fish farming) and wild fish populations (fish stocks). It was first described from rainbow trout in Germany a century ago, but its range has spread, and it has now been reported from most of Europe (including Russia), the United States, South Africa and other countries. In the 1980s, it was discovered that ''M. cerebralis'' needs to infect a tubificid (tubificidae) oligochaete (a kind of segmented worm) to complete its life-cycle. The parasite infects its hosts by injecting them with some of its cells after piercing them with polar filaments ejected from nematocyst-like capsules. Though not transmissible to humans, it is one of the most economically important myxozoans in fish as well as one of the most pathogenic. It was the first myxosporean whose pathology and symptoms were described scientifically. '''Vanilla Ninja''' is a four-piece Estonian girl band that has enjoyed chart success in a number of countries across Europe, especially Germany and Austria. The group was formed in 2002 and released their self-titled album ''Vanilla Ninja (Vanilla Ninja (album))'' the following year. They have entered national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest twice, failing the first time but proving successful in Switzerland with the song "Cool Vibes". They then finished eighth in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest (Eurovision Song Contest 2005) final, despite topping the leader board at the half-way stage. The group have so far released three albums in various countries across Europe; ''Vanilla Ninja (Vanilla Ninja (album))'' was released in 2003, ''Traces Of Sadness (Traces Of Sadness (album))'' in 2004, and ''Blue Tattoo (Blue Tattoo (album))'' in 2005. '''Carl Friedrich Gauss''' was a German (Germany) mathematician and scientist who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, magnetism, astronomy and optics. Sometimes known as "the prince of mathematicians", Gauss introduced concepts which have had a profound impact in many areas and his work is ranked alongside that of Newton (Isaac Newton) and Archimedes. Gauss was a child prodigy, and he made his first ground-breaking mathematical discoveries while still a teenager. He completed ''Disquisitiones Arithmeticae'', his magnum opus, at the age of 24. This work was fundamental in consolidating number theory as a discipline, and it has shaped the direction of modern research up to the present day. The '''Anschluss''' was the 1938 incorporation of Austria in "Greater Germany (Großdeutschland)" under the Nazi regime (Nazi Germany). The events of March 12, 1938 were the first major step in Adolf Hitler's long-desired expansion of the Third Reich, preceding the inclusion of the Sudetenland later in 1938 and the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1939, and finally leading to World War II with the assault on Poland (Polish September Campaign). Although the Wehrmacht entered into Austria to enforce the Anschluss, no fighting took place, in part because of prior political pressure exerted by Germany, but primarily because of the well-planned internal overthrow (Coup d'état) by the Austrian Nazi Party (Austrian National Socialism) of Austria's state institutions in Vienna on March 11, the day before German troops marched across the border. The international response to the Anschluss was moderate: the United Kingdom held to its policy of appeasement and did not enforce the Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I and specifically prohibited any attachment of Germany and Austria. Austria ceased to exist as an independent nation until a preliminary Austrian government was finally reinstated on April 27, 1945, and was legally recognized by the Allies (Allies of World War II) in the following months. Political activism As Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany, Hermann participated in the underground movement against the Nazis. She was member of the Internationaler Sozialistischer Kampfbund (ISK). Grete Henry-Hermann, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, downloaded January 22, 2012 The concept of the Malkara was probably inspired by the WWII German (Germany) X-7 anti-tank missile (X-4 missile#X-7 anti-tank missile). Commons:Category:Germany Wikipedia:Germany Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany


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