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Smyrna, Tennessee

is renowned as a music recording center and tourist destination, its largest industry is actually health care. Nashville is home to more than 250 health care companies, including Hospital Corporation of America, the largest private operator of hospitals in the world. As of 2006, it is estimated that the health care industry contributes per year and 94,000 jobs to the Nashville-area economy.

Ingersoll, Ontario

industry. The "Big Cheese" was exhibited in England and in the United States at the New York State Fair in Saratoga. Heavy manufacturing is currently Ingersoll's largest industry, including manufacturers such as CAMI Automotive, a General Motors (General Motors Canada) car manufacturing plant that was originally a joint venture with Suzuki Motors of Canada (Suzuki#Suzuki Canada Inc.). History The area was first settled by Thomas Ingersoll


Institute East (CDCI EAST), CDCI West and St. Mary's Secondary School), Cobourg is home to a satellite campus of Fleming College. Food processing is the largest industry in Cobourg, and it is home to operations of companies like SABIC Innovative Plastics and Weetabix. The Cobourg Cougars play in the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League. Cobourg's beach, Victoria Park Beach, is very popular among residents and tourists of Cobourg. Host to volleyball tournaments

Palms, Los Angeles

&sid 22&Fmt 10&clientId 13322&RQT 309&VName HNP "Here Are the Hundred and Twelve Aspirants for the City's Fifteen Councilmanic Seats," ''Los Angeles Times,'' May 3, 1925, page 7 The largest industry in the area is the combined Ports of Long Beach (Port of Long Beach) and Los Angeles (Port of Los Angeles). There is also a large Shell Oil refinery (oil refinery) in nearby Wilmington (Wilmington, Los Angeles) and the massive Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) on the neighborhood's western edge. The neighborhood is a mix of older residential housing, apartments and townhouses, and industrial buildings. The primary thoroughfare is Santa Fe Avenue, which runs north to south through the center of the neighborhood. The neighborhood has three official parks, including Silverado Park (Silverado Park, Long Beach, California). :: many sources name Woodbine park in Palms, Los Angeles, as the site of this shooting-- In 2010 a renewed 12.39 acre park, named after Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, was completed next to Cabrillo High School.


'''Nouadhibou''' is the second largest city in Mauritania. It's a major fishing centre and large industrial port. Understand A key economic centre, it's home to roughly 90,000 people. Before independence, the town was called by the French colonists, Port Etienne after the first boat which arrived here, the ''Tienne''. Since independence in 1960, it has been called Nouadhibou, which means ''Place of the Jackal''. Many jackals used to come and drink water in a well. The town's three main parts are: *'''Cansado''': Means ''tired'' in Spanish. This area is about 10 km from Keran. It was built by the French in 1960, for the workers of the SNIM mining company. It has a nice hotel, tennis courts and ''petanque'' grounds. *'''Keran''': The town centre was built in 1958. The central police, customs, banks, office supply and central market are here. *'''Numerowatt''': Starts with the area of Socogim and is divided into 6 water taps (French: ''robinets''). It was built in 1982-83. The water comes from an underground lake in '''Boulenoir''', about 90 km from here. The pipes were laid in 1960. The town has developed quite recently and is growing rapidly. Most of the town lives here. In 1990, the tarmac from Keran to Numerwatt was built - a distance of about 13 km. In 2000, The town centre roads were paved and Internet and mobile phones arrived. In 2005, the highway between Nouadhibou and Nouakchott was completed. There is now a clean '''half-way stop''' at the 235 km mark built by a Moroccan business where you can get a fresh cup of coffee and tasty sandwiches as well as a ''tajine'', a kind of meat stew. They also have separate toilets for men and women as well as a simple tyre changing shop. Nearby is the entrance to the '''Banc d'Arguin national park'''. Nouadhibou without SNIM or fishing would not be the same. SNIM, ''the Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière'', is the biggest company in Mauritania. The iron began being mined in the 1960s when they began building the railway which carries one of the longest trains in the world (2 km). Passengers can pay to sit inside a rail car or ride for free on top, which is quite the ride. The other economic engine is the fishing industry. There are 3 ports: a commercial port (''Port Autonome''), a local fishing port (''Port Artisanal'') and the private SNIM port at Cansado for iron export. If you like salty air, sea food and fish, checking out the ''Port Artisanal'' can be a treat. Several banks in town have ATMs that accept foreign cards. There's a decent '''Forex''' or bureau de change at the entrance to Keran, the town centre, at the Carrefour crossroads. Ask for a receipt to avoid any problems crossing the borders next time you cross. They will photocopy your passport along with the receipt. Officially, you should leave your local ougiyas currency in Mauritania and not take them out with you. Smaller amounts usually aren't a problem. Should you need help with your '''vehicle''', look for ''El-Veteh Siddaty et Freres'', a well known car parts store in Keran. Their manager speaks English and French and can help you find specialised mechanics such as for electrical problems. Their telephone is +222 574 5739. There are many other similar shops nearby. Get in By plane Mauritania Airways flies several times a week between Nouakchott and Nouadhibou as well as to the Canaries. ''Top Fly'' also has flights to the Canary Islands. By taxi From Nouakchott, 470 km away there are frequent collective taxis (Mercedes taking 6 passengers). Prices start from 4500 ougiyas. From Nouadhibou ask for the official taxi station, the '''Gare Routiere''' at the town entrance, in Robinet 6. At the first roundabout coming in, turn left and it's 300 m on your left. Taxis like to leave at first light. From Dakhla in Western Sahara there are collective taxis (11,000 ougiyas) and minibuses (8,000 ougiyas). By car There are two sealed roads to Nouadhibou. One connects it with the capital, Nouakchott (Mauritania). The other one goes to the border and further into Western Sahara. There is a 3km unsealed part between the borders, but it can be passed by a 2WD car without any problems. This is a no-man's land, policed by neither bordering country. Avoid making deals with anyone you might meet there. Cars and ''sept-places'' run from the garage at the exit from town, near the train station. To Nouakchott (Mauritania) - from 4,000 ougiya per person in a Mercedes (470 km, c. 6 hours). Due to incidents, expatriates going overland have been advised to travel in groups during daylight hours only. By bus There are no regular bus connections from outside of the country. Between Nouadhibou and Nouakchott, however, there are at least five bus lines that provide daily runs. Most leave about 16:00-17:00 and arrive in the capital between 22:00-23:00. A few bus lines now have mid-day runs which begin around 11:00 to 13:00. Prices range from 3,000-4,500 ougiyas. Some of the better known bus companies are: * '''El-Bouragh''', across from the Nouadhibou airport. * '''Global''', on the lower road across the street from the FM radio station. * '''Al-Moussavir''' leaves around 11:00 and is within sight of the As-Salaam bus line on the main middle road leaving town. * '''As-Salaam''', on the middle main road near the 5th Robinet. * '''Somatir''', located at Robinet 3, uses air-conditioned 20 seater Mercedes mini-vans. * '''Sonef''', a new bus line, leaves at 12 noon for Nouakchott (Mauritania). They are located 200 meters on the left from the last round about leaving town. By train There is only one train line in Mauritania, connecting Nouadhibou to Choum and Zouerat. It is used to carry iron ore from Zouerat mines to Nouadhibou port. Only one passenger car is attached to one of these trains daily in each direction. There is no strict timetable, but the passenger car typically departs Nouadhibou around 15:00. The passenger train station is located between Cansado and the town centre, across from the many coastal shipwrecks. Tickets for the passenger car to Choum cost 2500 ougiyas, but it's usually overcrowded. Travel in an ore hopper is possible and free. However, a scarf or other face cover is necessary, as there is lots of dust. The ore itself is not very dirty stuff. Be careful aboard the train as it lurches violently when accelerating or braking. Get around The down town area can be walked in under 15 minutes, so take a walk-about and see the sights. Taxis are amazingly cheap, easy to get and everywhere. Taxi to the train station should cost around 300 ougiyas per person when it's full. One way taxi fares on the main roads in town are between 80 and 100 ougiyas. Taxis from the town centre to the Port Autonome area or Cansado are an additional 100 ougiyas. Two passengers are expected to fit in the front passenger seat and four passengers in the back seat. Men may be asked to move should a woman enter the car to help her maintain an appropriate distance. See * Fishing harbour with Senegalese boats. Also, there are many shipwrecks in the Nouadhibou Bay. The biggest and most recent shipwreck lies at the tip of the peninsula. * At the absolute southernmost tip of the same peninsula, there is a '''small national park''', where for a small fee you can observe the meeting point between the bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The point is home to several '''monk seals'''. Some of them have been aggressive, so keep a safe distance. * Between the Port Autonome and Cansado are the ruins of an old '''French coastal gun emplacement''' designed in its day to protect the French colony from the Spanish border a few kilometres away. There is no fee and no guide. There are underground tunnels which connect the 15 meter high gun towers. Some tunnels drop off dangerously! A torch or flashlight is helpful. * You might be tempted to visit the old Spanish buildings at '''the little town of La Guera''' on the southern peninsula. It's not actually in Mauritania, but a disputed territory just to the west of Mauritania, so exploring the historic site technically requires an official border crossing. There is now a Mauritanian military post nearby. If interested, check with local authorities first. * The down town market, in Keran, behind the main middle road, is full of little shops selling a surprising variety of things from all over the world. It has a well stocked '''chep-chep''' or second-hand market. You can find prizes for next to nothing. Do * '''Bird watchers''' can visit the salt marsh estuary next to the bay. It will be on the left as one heads towards the Centre de Pêche. There is occasionally a police check point at the green shipping container on the way there. * '''Fishing for sea trout''' with spoons or squid can be exciting on the bay. There is a pier at the '''Centre de Pêche'''. Look for higher tides for better results. The hotel has a couple of boats to either take people out fishing (you can rent fishing gear as well) or to ferry small groups to a '''picnic island''' on the far side of the bay. There is a small cabin structure to shelter you from the often intense sun. Many pelicans and other large sea birds sun themselves on this sandy stretch. The centre has a restaurant with a children's playground. They serve a fresh grilled sea trout and local tea (Arabic: Ataya). * Those with '''kiteboards''' can take advantage of the steady brisk winds wafting across Nouadhibou bay virtually year round. The bay extends almost 20 kilometres from its northern tip to the Ras Nouadhibou. The shallower small craft portion is much smaller, about 10 km wide. Often the water is only a few meters or less in depth, clear and temperate. Online weather services can provide daily tide and wind details. * If you have your own fishing equipment and four wheel drive, there are several places to fish on the very southern tip of the peninsula, known as '''Cap Blanc''', to the right of the SNIM port refinery facilities. It's wise to go with a local friend as there can be security check points, it's a fairly remote spot and is extremely close to the Moroccan border. Long traces having 2 or more hooks with a heavy lead weight are best for surf cast fishing. If you have a boat, there are Southern Meager (French: ''Corbine'') to be had in deeper waters. They can reach 50 kg. * For young sporting types, there are informal and formal '''football matches''' in an indoor size format at the Club Sahel. It's on the lower road not far from the Casa Canaria restaurant. There is a fee or just enjoy the great play. Most matches begin in the late afternoon and early evening well into the night. * Spend a relaxing afternoon reading a novel or catching up on the latest news at the '''Alliance Franco Mauritanienne'''. They have gardens and trees, a rarity in Nouadhibou. It's behind the Central Bank, which is in front of the Governor's (Arabic: Waly) offices. Most of their material is in French. Their telephone is +222 574 58 71. Buy The four largest supermarkets are: *''Carrefour'', at the first intersection of down town. * ''Bon Marché


of Tillsonburg's largest industry) won the Canadian Championships in 1952 and represented Canada in the Olympics at Helsinki, Finland. CKOT (CKOT (AM)) Radio began broadcasting operations in 1955 and the Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Marketing Board opened its new auction exchange 3 years later. Government Tillsonburg is one of eight municipalities that make up the County of Oxford. The Mayor also represents the Town as a County Councillor. The County administers social programs, ambulance and paramedic services, planning, water and wastewater services, garbage and landfill operations and the County road system. Tillsonburg is governed by an elected Mayor, Deputy Mayor and five Councillors. Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month in the Council Chambers in the Corporate Municipal Office. They oversee staff and set policy for the various operations and services provided by the Town. The town also owns and operates: *Tillsonburg Municipal Airport (Tillsonburg Airport) *Lake Lisgar Water Park *Tillsonburg Public Library Healthcare thumb right Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital (Image:Tillsonburg hospital.jpg) The town has one hospital accredited through the Ontario Ministry of Health. Tillsonburg and District Memorial Hospital is located in the downtown area on Rolph Street. The TDMH serves the town and region. A major fundraising campaign was undertaken to fund the equipment for a dialysis unit at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital. This became operational during 2006. The home support programs of the '''Multi-Service Centre''' (personal support & homemaking, assisted living, meals on wheels, transportation, foot & hand care, Home at Last) are accredited by Accreditation Canada. Development The Town's Centennial Year (1972) saw the opening of the new $1,000,000 Community Recreation Complex by the Governor-General of Canada, as well as the opening of the Tillsonburg Museum in the old community centre on the shores of Lake Lisgar. A new Wikipedia:Tillsonburg

Greater St. Louis

percent of the non-farm workforce of Missouri and Illinois combined. As of May 2011, 125,000 non-farm workers were unemployed in Greater St. Louis, with an unemployment rate of 8.6 percent. As of the third quarter of 2010, the Greater St. Louis region had more than 73,000 companies or establishments paying wages, while average weekly wages for that period were $833, slightly lower than the U.S. national average of $870. The largest industry by business conducted was wholesaling with $71 billion

Nanyang, Henan

;See for discussion. - Nanyang (Nanyang, Henan) ZHNY NNY Nanyang Jiangying Airport - The largest industry in Jingmen is petroleum refining. The Jingmen Branch of Sinopec is a main producer of oil products in central China, refining crude oil extracted from Nanyang (Nanyang, Henan) Oilfield in Henan province

San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

Pits in Los Angeles. Trinidadians call this place "La Bray." Industry and economy In La Brea the main and largest industry is the Lake Asphalt Company. Small-scale farming and fishing are other sources of income. However, many residents work outside the community either in the neighbouring Point Fortin district of San Fernando (San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago) or even further. Proposals for the construction of a smelter (Smelting) plant in the area have been the subject of protests due to the harmful effects such an industry may pose for residents. '''Pointe-à-Pierre''' is a town in Trinidad and Tobago. It lies north of San Fernando (San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago) and south of Claxton Bay. It is most famous as the site of the country's largest (and now, only) oil refinery which is run by Petrotrin, the state-owned oil company (list of petroleum companies). '''Peneral''' (originally '''Peñeraal''' of a Spanish origin) is a town in south Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago). It lies south of San Fernando (San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago) and Debe, and north of Siparia. Originally a rice and cocoa (Cocoa bean) producing area, Penal has grown into an important town in the past few years and is now a desirable place for corporate expansion. The population is 12,281 people. http: Trinidad.html The '''Hosay massacre''' (also known as the '''Hosay riots''' or the '''Jahaji massacre''') took place on Thursday October 30, 1884 in San Fernando, Trinidad (San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago) when the British colonial authorities fired on participants in the annual Hosay procession (the local name for the Shi'a (Shi'a Islam) Festival of Muharram (Remembrance of Muharram)) who had been banned from entering the town. '''Sydney Gordon Smith''', born at San Fernando (San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago), Trinidad on 15 January 1881, and died at Auckland, New Zealand, on 25 October 1963, was a cricketer who had three distinct careers, playing for Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago cricket team) in the West Indies, for Northamptonshire (Northamptonshire County Cricket Club) in England and for Auckland (Auckland cricket team) in New Zealand. He also played for representative sides – for the West Indies (West Indian cricket team) side that toured England in 1906 (West Indian cricket team in England in 1906); for the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) sides that toured the West Indies in 1910-11 (English cricket team in West Indies in 1910-11) and 1912-13 (English cricket team in West Indies in 1912-13); and for New Zealand (New Zealand cricket team) in pre-Test cricket matches against MCC and Australian (Australian cricket team) sides. Headquarters and club station TTARS headquarters is currently located at Boy Scouts' Headquarters in Port of Spain, Trinidad. It houses a well equipped station covering all HF (High frequency) amateur radio bands on most modes and a packet radio digipeater. The club station is managed by a club custodian and open to guests to operate during some weekday evenings. A second TTARS sponsored station with the callsign 9Y4PCS in San Fernando (San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago) operates out of Presentation College and is managed by Anthony Lee-Mack, 9Y4AL, who is a teacher at the school.

Anacortes, Washington

). Refining remains the area's largest industry, but the economic base now includes yacht construction shipbuilding, tourism, and residential services for the nearby Whidbey Island Naval Air Station (Naval Air Station Whidbey Island). Government Anacortes is governed via the mayor-council system. The mayor is elected directly. The city council consists of seven members, of whom three are elected from single member wards. The remaining four are elected at-large. Recreation and tourism left thumb The 619 Commercial Avenue building (Image:Anacortes 28294.JPG) View of the downtown and marina of Anacortes, from the east thumb (Image:AnacortesWashingtonCapSante.jpg) Anacortes is a popular destination for boaters and those traveling on to the San Juan Islands. The city maintains a is a public use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) west of the central business district of Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington), a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. It is owned by the Port of Anacortes.

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