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Muang Sing

accessdate 23 January 2012 date 2009* publisher Hunter Publishing, Inc isbn 978-1-58843-725-9 page 26 It lies very close to the border with Yunnan, China, surrounded by mountains and rivers. Historically, Mueang Sing has been a major producer of opium and still has problems with drugs and smuggling, due to its geographical position close to China and Burma. A notable Buddhist centre, with a dramatic growth in temples since the 1980s, it is popular with trekkers in northern Laos


Tobago

the stream from Flagstaff down to Charlotteville. Commons:Tobago


Gibraltar


Alexandria

, air and shipping targets in the central Mediterranean. Owing to its exposed position, close to a potentially hostile Italy, the British had moved the headquarters of the Royal Navy Mediterranean Fleet (British Mediterranean Fleet) from Valletta, Malta in the mid-1930s to Alexandria in October 1939. Jellison 1984, pp. 6, 21, 51–52. Usually the protection of air defences and naval assets on the island would have had priority. Certainly bringing in more supplies would have made greater strategic sense, before risking going on to the offensive and thus in turn risking the wrath of the enemy. But the time period was an eventful one. In North Africa, the DAK was on the move and Rommel was pressing his army towards the Suez Canal and Alexandria in Egypt. RAF forces on Malta could not afford to sit idle. They could prevent Rommel's advance, or slow it, by striking at his supply lines. Malta was the only place where British strike aircraft could launch their attacks from. Lloyd's bombers and a small flotilla of submarines were the only forces to harass Rommel's supply lines into the autumn. Only then did the surface fleets return to Malta to support the offensive. Jellison 1984, pp. 138-139. The Serapeum of Alexandria in Ptolemaic Egypt was a temple (Temple (Greek)) built by Ptolemy III (reigned 246–222 BCE) and dedicated to Serapis, the syncretic Hellenistic-Egyptian god who was made the protector of Alexandria. By all detailed accounts, the Serapeum was the largest and most magnificent of all temples in the Greek (Ancient Greece) quarter of Alexandria. Besides the image of the god, the temple precinct housed an offshoot collection of the great Library of Alexandria. Sabottka, M. (1986). ''Das Serapeum in Alexandria''. Paper presented at the Koldeway-Gesellschaft, Bericht über die 33. Tagung für Ausgrabungswissenschaft und Bauforschung 30. Mai-30. Juni 1984. Sabottka, M. (1989). ''Das Serapeum in Alexandria. Untersuchungen zur Architektur und Baugeschichte des Heiligtums von der frühen ptolemäischen Zeit bis zur Zerstörung 391 n. Chr.'', Dissertation, University of Berlin. The geographer Strabo tells that this stood in the west of the city. Nothing now remains above ground. '''David Stein''' (born Henri Haddad, January 27, 1935, Alexandria, Egypt - Died October 1999, Bordeaux, France) was an artist who, until 1966, had been frequently sentenced for theft by the French courts before becoming an art forger (Art forgery) and art dealer with 15 aliases. The most complex of these entities is the "global city", whereby the linkages binding a city have a direct and tangible effect on global affairs through socio-economic (Socioeconomics) means. Sassen, Saskia (Saskia Sassen) - ''The global city: strategic site new frontier'' The terminology of "global city", as opposed to megacity, was popularized by the sociologist Saskia Sassen in reference to her 1991 work, "''The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo''" Sassen, Saskia - ''The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo.'' (1991) - Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-07063-6 though the term "world city" to describe cities which control a disproportionate amount of global business dates to at least May 1886, to a description of Liverpool by the ''Illustrated London News''. UK History Patrick Geddes also used the term "world city" later in 1915. Doel, M. & Hubbard, P., (2002), "Taking World Cities Literally: Marketing the City in a Global Space of flows", ''City'', vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 351-368. Subscription required Cities can fall from such categorization, as in the case of cities that have become less cosmopolitan (Multiculturalism) and less internationally renowned (Internationalism) in the current era, e.g., Kaliningrad, Russia; Thessaloniki, Greece; and Alexandria, Egypt. - 40px (File:Air Force Frequency Management Agency.png) Air Force Frequency Management Agency AFFMA Alexandria , Virginia - He studied in Alexandria under Rhodon, and was teaching in Side about 405. Later he was a priest in Constantinople in the close circle of John Chrysostom, and he was a candidate for the patriarchate of Constantinople against Sisinnius (425), Nestorius (428), and Maximianus (431). He seems to have been the same Byzantine presbyter Philip, who was commended by Cyril of Alexandria for avoiding the company of Nestorius, whom Cyril considered heretical. birth_date Wikipedia:Alexandria Dmoz:Regional Africa Egypt Localities Alexandria commons:الإسكندرية


South Africa

commanded it, at once wheeled about and moved off at a gallop under a very heavy fire. One gun upset when a wheel horse was shot, and had to be abandoned, together with a waggon, the horses of which were killed. The remainder of the battery reached a position close to some unfinished railway buildings and came into action 1,150 yards from the Spruit, remaining in action until ordered to retire. When the order to retire was received Major Phipps-Hornby ordered the guns and their limbers to be run back

, and had to be abandoned, together with a waggon, the horses of which were killed. The remainder of the battery reached a position close to some unfinished railway buildings and came into action 1,150 yards from the Spruit, remaining in action until ordered to retire. When the order to retire was received Major Phipps-Hornby ordered the guns and their limbers to be run back by hand to where the teams of uninjured horses stood behind the unfinished buildings. The few remaining gunners, assisted

of the Spruit. Major Phipps-Hornby, who commanded it, at once wheeled about and moved off at a gallop under a very heavy fire. One gun upset when a wheel horse was shot, and had to be abandoned, together with a waggon, the horses of which were killed. The remainder of the battery reached a position close to some unfinished railway buildings and came into action 1,150 yards from the Spruit, remaining in action until ordered to retire. When the order to retire was received Major Phipps-Hornby ordered


Venezuela

silt content, the result of its position close to the mouth of Venezuela's Orinoco River (Orinoco). Scuba diving on Tobago tends to be centred at Speyside (Speyside, Trinidad and Tobago), almost diametrically across the island from the airport. Pep went on boxing for 5 more years, retiring in 1960 (1960 in sports), and then he came back in 1964 (1964 in sports) and boxed for two more years. During that last period of his boxing career, he won 43 bouts and lost only 5, but his only opponent of note during that time was Hogan Kid Bassey (Hogan Bassey), a future World Featherweight Champion who knocked Pep out in nine rounds. Pep boxed in Venezuela, losing to Sonny Leon by a decision in ten, and in his last fight, in 1966 (1966 in sports), he lost to Calvin Woodland by a decision in six. thumb left 200px '''Cesar Gaviria''' heading the OAS session (left) and then US Secretary of State (Image:Gaviriaoas.png), Colin Powell. In 1994, Gaviria was elected Secretary General of the OAS (Organization of American States) (his period beginning after the end of his presidential term in August 1994). Reelected in 1999, he worked extensively on behalf of Latin America. Between October 2002 and May 2003, he served personally as international facilitator of the OAS mesa process aimed at finding a solution to the internal Venezuelan political crisis between President Hugo Chávez and the Coordinadora Democrática (Coordinadora Democrática (Venezuela)) opposition, moving to Caracas for six months to do so. Andrew F. Cooper, and Thomas Legler (2005), "A Tale of Two Mesas: The OAS Defense of Democracy in Peru and Venezuela," ''Global Governance'' 11(4) Foreign policy Trujillo's anti-communism tended toward a peaceful coexistence with the United States government. During World War II Trujillo sided with the Allies (Allies of World War II) and declared war on Germany and Japan on December 11, 1941. While there was no military participation, the Dominican Republic thus became a founding member of the United Nations. Trujillo encouraged diplomatic and economic ties with the U.S., but his policies often caused friction with other nations of Latin America, especially Costa Rica and Venezuela. He maintained friendly relations with Franco (Francisco Franco) of Spain, Perón (Juan Perón) of Argentina, and Somoza (Anastasio Somoza García) of Nicaragua. Towards the end of his rule, his relationship with the United States deteriorated. After the trial, Scopes accepted a scholarship for graduate study in geology at the University of Chicago. He then did geological field work in Venezuela for Gulf Oil of South America. There he met and married his wife, Mildred, and was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church. In 1930, he returned to the University of Chicago for a third year of graduate study. After two years without professional employment, he took a position as a geologist with the United Gas Company, for which he studied oil reserves. He worked, first in Houston, Texas and then in Shreveport, Louisiana, until he retired in 1963.


Romania

. Besides Romanians (58.8% of the population), Satu Mare features a significant ethnic minority of Hungarians (Hungarian minority in Romania) (35.2%). Economy Satu Mare County benefits from its position, close to the border of Romania with Hungary and Ukraine, and it's one of the places which attracts foreign investment in industry and agriculture. '''Iași''' (


Egypt

position, close to a potentially hostile Italy, the British had moved the headquarters of the Royal Navy Mediterranean Fleet (British Mediterranean Fleet) from Valletta, Malta in the mid-1930s to Alexandria in October 1939. Jellison 1984, pp. 6, 21, 51–52. The following year he accompanied Bonaparte to Egypt as his private secretary, and left a vivid, if not very trustworthy, account of the expedition in his memoirs. He also accompanied him on the adventurous return voyage to Fréjus (September-October 1799), and was of some help in the affairs that led up to the ''coup d'état'' of Brumaire (November) 1799. He remained by the side of the First Consul in his former capacity, but in the autumn of 1802 incurred Bonaparte's displeasure, ostensibly because of questionable financial dealings. According to the Midrash, a few people made themselves deities: Pharaoh Kings of Egypt (see Ezekiel 29:3: "The Nile is mine and I have made myself", understood by the Midrash as a claim that he created himself); Hiram King of Tyre (Tyre, Lebanon) (see Ezekiel 28:2); Haman (Haman (Bible)) the Aggagite (see Esther 3:2). right 200px (Image:Sir James Kempt by William Salter cropped.jpg) General Sir '''James Kempt''', GCB (Order of the Bath) (Edinburgh, Scotland c. (Circa) 1765 – 20 December 1854 London) was a British Army officer, who served in Holland, Egypt, Italy, the Peninsula (Peninsular War), and British North America during the Napoleonic Wars. He famously led a British brigade at the Battle of Waterloo and later became Governor General of Canada. Dell went to Mount Albert Grammar School and later to the Auckland University College. He took a teacher’s course at Auckland Teachers' College (Auckland College of Education), but World War II delayed his plans of becoming a teacher. He joined the New Zealand Artillery, serving on Nissan Island, the Solomon Islands, in the Middle East, Egypt, and Italy. Composite bows were soon adopted and adapted by civilizations who came into contact with nomads, such as the Chinese (Military history of China (pre-1911)), Assyrian, and Egyptian. Several composite bows were found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, who died in 1324 BCE. Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation. (The notes were made in the 1920s and describe composite bows as "compound"; the modern compound bow did not exist at this time.) http: griffith.ashmus.ox.ac.uk perl gi-ca-qmakeres.pl?sid 62.56.75.230-1189852846&qno 1&sta 0&qtx bow+ Composite bows (and chariots) are known in China from at least the Shang Dynasty (1700–1100 BCE). Shang Civilization. Kwang-Chih Chang.ISBN 0-300-02885-7 By the 4th century BCE, chariotry had ceased to have military importance, replaced by cavalry everywhere (except in the cultural backwater of Britannia where charioteers are not recorded as using bows). Dino has performed since he was very young, appearing in a lot of stages and festivals from 1998. His breakthrough however, was his appearance on Croatian television's ''Turbo Limach show'' for children ("Limač" is Zagreb youth slang (Šatrovački) for ''Mali'' - "little one"), when he was only about 5 years old. Besides his native city Zagreb, he has performed in cities like Cairo (Egypt), Figueira da Foz (Portugal), Alicante (Spain), Bucharest (Romania), Rimini (Italy)and Kaunas (Lithuania) before going to Copenhagen. Dino also appears frequently on Croatian radio (Croatian Radio Television) and TV as a special guest for popular stations. He has already had his first full length concert held in the Šalata stadium in Zagreb in September 2004, gathering 6000 fans. In 2005 he went on a multi-city tour in Australia, entertaining Croatian communities in Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Geelong, Woologong and Brisbane. Commons:Category:Egypt WikiPedia:Egypt Dmoz:Regional Africa Egypt


India

exposed position, close to a potentially hostile Italy, the British had moved the headquarters of the Royal Navy Mediterranean Fleet (British Mediterranean Fleet) from Valletta, Malta in the mid-1930s to Alexandria in October 1939. Jellison 1984, pp. 6, 21, 51–52. As of 2008, there were Premonstratensian abbeys or priories throughout the world: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USA. The Mughal Empire used Persian (Persian language) as the court language during their rule over South Asia. During this time, Commons:Category:India Wikipedia:India Dmoz:Regional Asia India


Germany

for Frederick, Prince of Wales, (1707–1751). The name was feminized to distinguish it from Fort Frederick (Fort Frederick Heritage Preserve) in South Carolina. In Europe, the Netherlands, and especially the Dutch capital, Amsterdam, is a popular destination for drug tourists, due to the liberal attitude of the Dutch toward cannabis use and possession. Another Dutch city which was visited frequently by drug tourists is Maastricht because of its position close to the borders of Germany and Belgium but sale to tourists is now prohibited there by restricting sales of cannabis to members and restricted to Dutch residents over 18 years of age by way of a membership card. Commons:Category:Germany Wikipedia:Germany Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany


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