Nicaragua has led to a shift of investor attention toward Northern Nicaragua and the cities of Matagalpa, Leon, Corinto (Corinto, Nicaragua) and the surrounding beaches of Leon and Corinto. Museums have opened, including one of the finest in the country, the private Mi Museo, and new hotels and restaurants are proliferating at a fast clip. Granada, though now highly dependent on tourism, also has fertile agricultural land within the municipality. Major production of organic coffee
statue of a man with his pipe, from Jingdezhen, Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) File:Doctors lady.jpg Doctor's lady, mid-19th century Beyond painters, some potters also became renowned for their artwork, such as He Chaozong in the early 17th century for his style of white porcelain (Blanc-de-Chine) sculpture. The major production centers for porcelain items in the Ming Dynasty were Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province and Dehua in Fujian province. The Dehua porcelain factories catered to European tastes by creating Chinese export porcelain by the 16th century. In ''The Ceramic Trade in Asia'', Chuimei Ho estimates that about 16% of late Ming era Chinese ceramic exports were sent to Europe while the rest were destined for Japan and South East Asia. Brook (1998), 206. alt Three pieces of white porcelain. From left to right, a vase with a grooved, fat body, a short, thin stem, and small opening with a large flat rim extending from it, a simple bowl with a thin brown trim around the outside rim, and a container in the shape of a granary, with several viable support posts, a tiled roof, and a staircase leading to a door, all built into the piece. thumb right ''Left item'': A Northern Song qingbai-ware vase with a transparent blue-toned ceramic glaze (File:Song Dynasty Porcelain.jpg), from Jingdezhen, 11th century; ''Center item'': A Northern or Southern Song qingbai-ware bowl with incised lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) decorations, a metal rim, and a transparent blue-toned glaze, from Jingdezhen, 12th or 13th century; ''Right item'': A Southern Song miniature model (scale model) of a granary with removable top lid and doorway, qingbai porcelain with transparent blue-toned glaze, Jingdezhen, 13th century. The annual output of minted copper currency in 1085 alone reached roughly six billion coins. Wikipedia:Jingdezhen
-i-Khusron , wrote of the exotic and beautiful wares in the Fustat markets: iridescent pottery, crystal, and many fruits and flowers, even during the winter months. From 975 to 1075, Fustat was a major production centre for Islamic art and ceramics (Islamic pottery), and one of the wealthiest cities in the world. Mason (1995) pp.5–7 One report stated that it paid taxes that were equivalent to US$150,000 per day, to the administration of Caliph Mo'ezz. Modern archaeological digs have turned up trade artifacts from as far away as Spain, China, and Vietnam. Excavations have also revealed intricate house and street plans; a basic unit consisted of rooms built around a central courtyard, with an arcade of arches on one side of the courtyard being the principal means of access. Destruction and decline In the mid-12th century, the caliph of Egypt was the teenager Athid, but his position was primarily ceremonial. The true power in Egypt was that of the vizier, Shawar. He had been involved in extensive political intrigue for years, working to repel the advances of both the Christian Crusaders, and the forces of the Nur al-Din (Nur ad-Din Zangi) from Syria. Shawar managed this by constantly shifting alliances between the two, playing them against each other, and in effect keeping them in a stalemate where neither army could successfully attack Egypt without being blocked by the other. Maalouf, pp. 159–161 However, in 1168, the Christian King Amalric I of Jerusalem, who had been trying for years to launch a successful attack on Egypt in order to expand the Crusader territories, had finally achieved a certain amount of success. He and his army entered Egypt, sacked the city of Bilbeis, slaughtered nearly all of its inhabitants, and then continued on towards Fustat. Amalric and his troops camped just south of the city, and then sent a message to the young Egyptian caliph Athid, only 18 years old, to surrender the city or suffer the same fate as Bilbeis. Seeing that Amalric's attack was imminent, Shawar ordered Fustat city burned, to keep it out of Amalric's hands. According to the Egyptian historian Al-Maqrizi (1346–1442): as, years later, were her two brothers, Fuad and Farid al-Atrash, Classical Arabic Music Website in the Fustat plain (Fustat) in Cairo, which she and brother Farid, along with Egyptian crooner Abdel Halim Hafez, Baraka, Mohamed. Al-Ahram Newspaper Article. Issue No. 943, 16 - 22 April 2009. had restored to some of its former glory. El Kadi, Galila and Alain Bonnamy (2007) Architecture for the dead. American University in Cairo Press. p. 96
, containing many major production corporations, talent agencies, and entertainment law firms. Culver City (Culver City, California) houses several film studios and commercial effects houses. Santa Monica (Santa Monica, California), Venice (Venice, Los Angeles), Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills, California), and new developments near LAX are also important entertainment industry centers. Hoppyland On May 26, 1951, an amusement park named Hoppyland opened in the Venice, Los Angeles Venice
between Novato and Petaluma is also the voter approved Novato–Petaluma Community Separator, which forbids most development. Part of Oakmont, a large residential development within the city limits of Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, California), is actually inside the Verizon service area, causing that portion to have Kenwood prefixes (Telephone prefix). The area code for Kenwood is 707 (Area code 707).
in 1964; production continued in the Fullerton plant until 1985, when the then-ruined company was sold to a group of private investors. (It was later reconstituted as Fender Musical Instrument Corporation, with its major production facilities in neighboring Corona (Corona, California) and across the US-Mexico border in Ensenada, Baja California, and its headquarters in Scottsdale (Scottsdale, Arizona), Arizona.) In 1980, Leo Fender and his original partner George Fullerton (George William Fullerton) (relation to the Fullerton founder of the same name unknown) reunited and started a new company, G&L (George and Leo) Guitars, which currently occupies the old Fender factory in Fullerton. country1 Mexico city2 Ensenada (Ensenada, Baja California), Mexico country2 Mexico Satellite campuses Apart from Ciudad Universitaria, UNAM has several campi in the Metropolitan Area of Mexico City (Greater Mexico City) (Acatlán, Aragón, Cuautitlán, Iztacala, and Zaragoza), as well as many others in several locations across Mexico (in Santiago de Querétaro, Morelia, Mérida (Mérida, Yucatán), Ensenada (Ensenada, Baja California), Cuernavaca and Leon (Leon, Guanajuato)), mainly aimed at research and graduate studies. It has also four small foreign campuses in the United States and Canada, focusing on the Spanish language and Mexican culture: UNAM San Antonio, Texas; Chicago; Los Angeles; Gatineau, Quebec. The state has a population of 2,844,469 (2005 census), and estimated 3,165,776 (June 2009) Sociodemographic profile of BC A later expedition by Vizcaíno with the same mission sailed on May 5, 1602 with four ships. This expedition was more fruitful. Ensenada, Baja California was founded. San Diego Bay was explored and Catalina Island (Santa Catalina Island, California) was named. The explorers reached as far north as Monterey Bay, Alta California, which Vizcaíno named in honor of the viceroy. Subsequent plans to colonize Alta California foundered when Zúñiga's successor, Juan de Mendoza, 3rd Marquis of Montesclaros, turned out to be much less favorable. http: www.sandiegohistory.org journal 78winter plans.htm PLANS FOR THE OCCUPATION OF UPPER CALIFORNIA A NEW LOOK AT THE "DARK AGE" FROM 1602 TO 1769, The Journal of San Diego History SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY, Winter 1978, Volume 24, Number 1
(2OT) '''The Undecided''' was a Christian pop punk band from Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada. The group released one independent album before releasing two albums for Tooth and Nail Records. They released ''The Undecided'' in 1999 and ''More to See'' in 2001. They were the first Canadian group to be signed by Tooth and Nail. Group members were Matt Fast (vocals), Steve Dueck (drums), John Paul Peters (guitars) and Dan Thomas (bass). Peters has gone on to produce records for other bands, such as The Waking Eyes. Dan Thomas was formerly a member of Gooch (The Home Team).
Alvin Fagan, a fighter pilot who was familiar with synthetics, started All-Proof in the late 1960s in Duluth, Minnesota to sell synthetic motor oils for use in cold weather. One of his employees, Albert Amatuzio, formed Amzoil across the Saint Louis River in Superior, Wisconsin. After being sued by Pennzoil, Amatuzio changed the company name to AMSOIL. ref name ds
Saale and Unstrut in the south of the state. The metropolitan area of Halle (Saale) forms an agglomeration with Leipzig in Saxony. This area is known for its highly developed chemical industry (the ''Chemiedreieck'' - chemical triangle), with major production plants at Leuna, Schkopau (''Buna-Werke'') and Bitterfeld. Finally, in the east, Dessau-Roßlau is situated on the Elbe (as is the Magdeburg) in the Anhalt-Wittenberg region. Administrative subdivisions thumb View over Magdeburg, capital of Saxony-Anhalt (File:Blick über Magdeburg.JPG) thumb Saxony-Anhalts most populous city Halle (Saale) (File:Halleuniplatz.JPG) is seat of the States largest University (Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg) The capital of Saxony-Anhalt is Magdeburg. It is the second-largest city in the state, closely after Halle (Halle (Saale)). From 1994 to 2003, the state was divided into three regions (''Regierungsbezirke''), Dessau (Dessau (region)), Halle (Halle (region)) and Magdeburg (Magdeburg (region)), and, below the regional level, 21 districts (Districts of Germany) (''Landkreise''). Since 2004, however, this system has been replaced by 11 rural districts and three urban districts. District reform law 11 November 2005 WikiPedia:Saxony-Anhalt Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany States Saxony-Anhalt Commons:Category:Saxony-Anhalt
New Carthage. After the Second Punic War, from 29 BC to 411 AD, Rome governed the Iberian peninsula, expanding and diversifying the economy, and extending trade with the Roman Empire. Indigenous peoples paid tribute to Rome through an intricate web of alliances and allegiances. The economy experienced a major production expansion, profiting from some of the best agricultural lands under Roman hegemony and fueled by roads, trade routes, and the minting (Mint (coin)) of coins, which