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Red Deer, Alberta

important books in Canadian history by the ''Literary Review of Canada'' and was also listed by ''The Toronto Star'' in a "Best of Canada" feature. ''Obasan'' was later adapted into a children's book, ''Naomi's Road'' (1986), which, in turn, Vancouver Opera adapted into a 45-minute opera that toured elementary schools throughout British Columbia. The opera was also performed before the general public in the greater Vancouver area


Santo Domingo

because of differences in philosophy. He advised various state and national governments on economic matters, including overhauling the monetary system of Santo Domingo. He prepared an abridgment of Mill's (John Stuart Mill) ''Political Economy'' (1884) and wrote many important books on macroeconomics and monetary policy. His preparation for the expedition began in 1787. It was extensive, and took some time. He visited Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico, and Cuba, where similar


Tonga

, Tonga, Fiji, and Chile. On his return he published further important books dealing with the botany of North America and South Africa. '''Sione Tuitupu Lauaki''' (born 22 June 1981 in Tonga) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. He is a New Zealand (New Zealand national rugby union team) international. His brother, Epalahame Lauaki, is a 2nd rower rugby league player previously playing for Hull (Hull F.C.) in the Super League competition. '''Viliami (William) 'Ofahengaue''' (born May 3, 1968 in Kolofoou, Tonga), widely known as '''Willie O''', earned 41 caps (Cap (sport)) for the Australian rugby union side (Australia national rugby union team) from 1990 to 1998 and played in the World Cups of 1991 and 1995 as well as the World Cup Sevens in 1993. '''Rene Naufahu''' (born May 1970) is a New Zealand-born actor, screen writer and director of Tongan and Samoan heritage. He is perhaps best known for being an original cast member of the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street, playing paramedic Sam Aleni for the show's first four years. However since leaving the soap opera in 1996 he has gone on to have other success. '''Rodney Blake''' (born 29 April 1983 in Tonga) is a professional Australian rugby union footballer. He plays prop (Prop (rugby union)) for the Melbourne Rebels. He previously played for Bayonne (Aviron Bayonnais) in France. He is sometimes referred to as '''Rodzilla'''. His father Paul is a former Otago (Otago Rugby Football Union) flanker. In June 2006, Blake made his debut for the Wallabies (Australia national rugby union team). Ma'afu's ancestor, Enele Ma'afu, was a Tongan (w:Tonga) prince who was exiled to Fiji following disagreements within the Tongan royal family. He conquered Taveuni (w:Taveuni) and the Lau Islands (w:Lau Islands), taking the title of ''Tui Lau (w:Lau)'' (King of Lau). He later participated, with the Fijian King Cakobau (w:Seru Epenisa Cakobau), in the ceding of the islands to the United Kingdom (w:United Kingdom) in 1874. The Tui Lau title has since been held by such noted individuals as Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna (w:Lala Sukuna) (considered modern Fiji's first statesman) and Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara (w:Kamisese Mara), independent Fiji's first Prime Minister and second President (w:List of Presidents of Fiji). "That is the area where Australian plate collides with Asian plate (w:Indo-Australian Plate) and that extends through the Indonesian islands up to Sumatra (w:Sumatra) and Thailand (w:Thailand) in the north and east through PNG (w:New Guinea) to Tonga (w:Tonga) and New Zealand (w:New Zealand)," he said. "Preliminary reports point to a 5 to 6 in the Darwin region - this means that the earthquake would have been felt by almost everyone indoors according to the Modified Mercali Scale (w:Mercalli Intensity Scale) which measures the impact of seismic waves (w:Seismic wave) on structures." Commons:Category:Tonga WikiPedia:Tonga Dmoz:Regional Oceania Tonga


Brittany

, he directed some excavations in Chios, and wrote an historical account of the island. ''Tirant lo Blanch'' is one of the most important books of Catalan literature. Written by Joanot Martorell in the 15th century, the ''Tirant'' is a chivalric novel (Chivalry) that also appears to have a strong autobiographic component. It tells the feats and adventures of Knight Tirant lo Blanch from Brittany. At times, it parallels the life and adventures of admiral Roger de Flor


Madrid

important books of poetry of the 00s (2000-2009)". Lerner's third full-length poetry collection, ''Mean Free Path'', was published in 2010. In physics, the “mean free path” of a particle is the average distance it travels before


Turin

many of the most important books on the subject. Some maiolica was produced as far north as Padua, Venice and Turin and as far south as Palermo and Caltagirone in Sicily Rackham, p. 9; Caiger-Smith p.82 and Laterza in Apulia. In the seventeenth century Savona began to be a prominent place of manufacture. birth_date WikiPedia:Turin Dmoz:Regional Europe Italy Regions Piedmont Localities Turin Commons:Category:Turin


Cleveland

material....I really do think this is one of the most important books I have ever reviewed." Carolyn See review of ''Half the Sky''. In Cleveland, a reviewer for ''The Plain Dealer'' said: "As Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" once catalyzed us to save our birds and better steward our earth, 'Half the Sky' stands to become a classic, spurring us to spare


Hamburg

annurev.en.12.010167.000245 doi 10.1146 annurev.en.12.010167.000245 accessdate 2011-11-22 quote one of the most important books in entomology of all times Much later, after his adventures in England, (until August 9, 1785), Miranda went to Venice, Padua, Verona, Mantua, Parma, Modena, Bologna, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Livorno, Rome and Naples, (from November 12, 1785 to around March 16, 1786). He traveled on April 2, 1786, to the modern


Sri Lanka

, Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji, and Chile. On his return he published further important books dealing with the botany of North America and South Africa. Wall was born in Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) (now Sri Lanka). His father worked there and was responsible for initiating the study of natural history on the island. Wall studied medicine in London and joined the Indian Medical Service in 1893. Sent to India under the British Raj, Wall continued to work there until 1925 and researched many animals, especially snakes. He collected numerous snakes, many of which are now in the British Museum. thumb (Image:FrankWall.jpg) Wall was born in Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) (now Sri Lanka). His father worked there and was responsible for initiating the study of natural history on the island. Wall studied medicine in London and joined the Indian Medical Service in 1893. Sent to India under the British Raj, Wall continued to work there until 1925 and researched many animals, especially snakes. He collected numerous snakes, many of which are now in the British Museum. thumb (Image:FrankWall.jpg) He was born at Goatfell Estate, Kandapola, Sri Lanka where his father, Charles Reid Henry, managed tea estates. He was one of eleven children and was educated at home by his older sisters. He showed an early talent as an artist and obtained his first job as a draughtsman and a laboratory assistant in the Ceylon Company of Pearl Fishers in 1907 at the age of 16. In 1910 he became a draughtsman at the Colombo Museum and was trained by Dr. Joseph Pearson, Director of the Colombo Museum, who was a zoologist and marine biologist. In July 1913 he was promoted to the newly created post of Assistant in Systematic Entomology at the Colombo Museum, a post he held until his retirement in 1946. George Henry married Olive Hobday in September 1917. His elder son, Bruce Charles Reid Henry, was born on 22 July 1918 and his younger son David Morrison Reid Henry was born on 14 September 1919. Both sons inherited George's talent for drawing and David (who died in Zimbabwe in 1977) became a fine bird and wildlife artist. Olive died in 1969. '''Rodi''' or '''Rodiya''' are one of the widely reported untouchable social group or caste amongst the Sinhalese people of Sri Lanka. Their status was very similar to all the Untouchable (Dalit (outcaste)) castes of India with segregated communities, ritualized begging, eating off the refuse of upper castes and refusal for the women and men to cover their upper bodies. Just like all debased lineages (Lineage (anthropology)) across India, they too claim one time Royal (royal family) ancestry. Origins Born in Colombo in 1954, Romesh Gunesekera explores aspects of his native island. He grew up in Sri Lanka and the Philippines, moving to England in 1971. His first book, ''Monkfish Moon'', a collection of short stories reflecting the ethnic and political tensions that have threatened Sri Lanka since independence in 1948, was published in 1992. His novel, 'Reef' was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Gunesekera lives in London, but travels widely for festivals, workshops and British Council tours. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Asia House Festival of Asian Literature. The website devoted to Contemporary writers The APG II system, of 2003 does recognize such a family and places it in the order Commelinales, in the clade commelinids, in the monocots. This represents a slight change from the APG system, of 1998, which left it unplaced as to order, but assigned it to these same clades (although it used the name commelinoids). The family consists of only very few species of perennial, tropical plants in Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia and Australia. In 1987, JAK LI was deployed to Sri Lanka during Operation Pawan. In Sri Lanka, the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka was created in 1972 after the adoption of a new Constitution. the Supreme Court is the highest and final superior court of record and is empowered to exercise its powers, subject to the provisions of the Constitution. The court rulings take precedence over all lower Courts. The Sri Lanka judicial system is complex blend of both common-law and civil-law. In some cases such as capital punishment, the decision may be passed on to the President of the Republic for clemency petitions. However, when there is 2 3 majority in the parliament in favour of president (as with present), the supreme court and its judges' powers become nullified as they could be fired from their positions according to the Constitution, if the president wants. Therefore, in such situations, Civil law empowerment vanishes. WikiPedia:Sri Lanka Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka commons:Sri Lanka


Ukraine

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