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: english.aljazeera.net news middleeast 2011 01 20111918558150780.html Israel academics to boycott college Aljazeera English, 9 January 2011. This came after the Spanish Housing Ministry disqualified the university from taking part in an international architectural competition in 2009. The Spanish government (Government of Spain) explained that their decision to ban the university from taking part in the competition was a result of it being located in occupied territory (Israeli-occupied territories) in the West Bank. Spain boycotts Ariel college for being in 'occupied territory' Ynetnews.com, 22 September 2009. The Anti-Defamation League asked the Spanish Government and the US Department of Energy to overturn the disqualification of Israeli researchers from an international solar energy competition in Madrid "The decision by the Spanish government to disqualify the Israeli researchers is unwarranted, biased and clearly discriminatory," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL’s national director, in a statement. "This unacceptable action introduces politics into an important scientific competition where politics has no place," he said The British Association of University Teachers (AUT) also boycotted Bar-Ilan University in April 2005. The AUT justified the boycott on the grounds that Bar-Ilan University's running of a university in the occupied West Bank amounted to being "directly involved with the occupation of Palestinian territories contrary to United Nations resolutions". The boycott called for members of the AUT to boycott Bar-Ilan University "until it severs all academic links with the College of Judea and Samaria and with any other college located in an illegal settlement in the Occupied Territories."


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15 points, two nights - 45 points, and three failures to reach the control caused a disqualification. Also, for failing to fly any stage in a day, a competitor would loose 10 points, and for the second time - another 20 points. ''The International Touring Competition, 1930. Summary of Regulations'' in Flight, February 21, 1930, p.230-231 The original time limit for the return to Berlin was 4 p.m. on July 31, but it got extended later for some crews, due to bad weather in Pau. ''International Touring Competition. British Competitors Doing Well in Circuit of Europe'' in Flight, August 1, 1930, p.857-860 Apart from 75 points for regularity, up to 195 points could be gained for a high cruise speed. Comparing with 1929 competition, the rally could bring only 54% of maximum number of points (in 1929 - 72%), what meant more stress on technical trials. On July 22 – the third day of the rally, the fastest pilots reached Madrid, 3019 km from the start. They were five British crews: Hubert Broad, Alan Butler (both DH-60G (de Havilland DH.60 Moth)), Sidney Thorn (Avro Avian), John Carberry (Monocoupe (Monocoupe 90)) and H. Andrews (receiving penalty points for landing after closure), three Germans (Fritz Morzik, Willy Polte - both BFW M.23c, Reinhold Poss - Klemm L.25E) and two Frenchmen (François Arrachart, Maurice Finat - both C.193s (Caudron C.193)). Four more aircraft, including Prince de Habsburgo-Borbon and Georg Pasewaldt, managed to fly to Zaragoza over the Pyrenees, but the French crews of Cornez (C.193 (Caudron C.193)) and MacMahon (C.232 (Caudron C.232)) crashed their aircraft, while trying to fly farther. The rest was spread out on the whole track, the slowest pilots being only 800–1000 km away from Berlin. Five crews dropped out on that day - apart from the mentioned ones, also one German and Spanish crew damaged their aircraft during flight to Pau. Another German pilot von Oertzen withdrew, when his passenger von Redern got killed by a propeller of their Albatros L.100 in London. Krzyżan, op.cit., p.42 History The UGT was founded 12 August 1888 by Pablo Iglesias Posse (Pablo Iglesias) (b.Ferrol (Ferrol, Spain) 1850- d.Madrid 1925) in Mataró (Barcelona), with Marxist (Marxism) socialism as its ideological basis, despite its statutory apolitical status. Until its nineteenth Congress in 1920, it did not consider class struggle as a basic principle of trade union action. Being a member of the UGT implies an affiliation (Affiliated trade union) to the PSOE and vice versa. death_date


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Encuentros year 2011 publisher Heinle & Heinle language Spanish isbn 0495907162 page 365 There she also did three years classic art drawing lessons at the Arjona Studio. Plot From a prison cell in Madrid, César (Eduardo Noriega (Eduardo Noriega (Spanish actor))), a 25-year-old in a prosthetic mask, tells his story to psychiatrist Antonio (Chete Lera). Flashbacks reveal the following events: good-looking César is attractive to women. At his birthday party, he


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and in the United States, the serious unemployment rate and the situation in Greece. "This is an opportunity for economic contribution social measures," argued Stiglitz, who made a critical speech about the way authorities are handling the political exit to the crisis. He encouraged those present to respond to the "bad ideas", not with indifference, but with "good ideas". "This does not work, you have to change it," he said. Patronage of art, learning


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de Ayala. During his seven months in Spain, Amorsolo sketched at museums and along the streets of Madrid, experimenting with the use of light and color.Through De Ayala's grant, Amorsolo was also able to visit New York City, where he encountered postwar impressionism and cubism, which would be major influences on his work. Image:undertree1.png thumb right 320px Fruit Pickers Harvesting Under The Mango Tree, 1939. Oil on canvas. Amorsolo demonstrating his use of “Chiaroscuro”, an Italian term

describing contrast between light and dark, to achieve a sense of three-dimensionality, especially in regards to the human figure. Françoise remained the official mistress of Francis for a decade. She had no political influence, only managing to persuade the King to not disgrace her brother after his defeat at the Battle of Bicocca. However, in 1525, the King was captured at the Battle of Pavia and held captive in Madrid. When he returned to France, the young and blond Anne de


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of their numbers, the Poles succeeded in forcing the defenders to abandon their position. Biography Quevedo was born in Madrid into a family of ''hidalgos (Hidalgo (Spanish nobility))'' Contraction of ''hijos de algo'', meaning ''sons of someone or something'' who were a middle class of landed gentry just below the nobility from the village of Vejorís (Santiurde de Toranzo), located in the northern mountainous region of Cantabria. His family was descended from the Castilian (Kingdom of Castile) nobility. Quevedo's father, Francisco Gómez de Quevedo, was secretary to Maria of Spain, daughter of emperor Charles V (Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor) and wife of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, and his mother, Madrid-born María de Santibáñez, was lady-in-waiting to the queen. Quevedo matured surrounded by dignitaries and nobility at the royal court. Intellectually gifted, Quevedo was physically handicapped with a club foot, obesity, and myopia. Since he always wore pince-nez, his name in the plural, ''quevedos'', came to mean "pince-nez" in the Spanish language. Francisco de Quevedo Biography and Analysis thumb left A portrait of Quevedo. (Image:Francisco de Quevedo.jpg) Communications Pontevedra is well communicated by road and rail. It sits on the A Coruña-Vigo railway and motorway corridor. Pontevedra is located between the Galician capital Santiago de Compostela (58 km to the north) and the largest Galician city, Vigo (30 km to the south). Pontevedra itself does not have an airport, but both Compostela and Vigo have international airports. A good network of roads and motorways efficiently connects Pontevedra with these cities, and also with Portugal (57 km to the south), and inland (100 km to the eastern city of Ourense). Regular bus lines link Pontevedra with other Galician cities and towns, as well as with Madrid, Porto and Lisbon (among others). Life Born in Paris, son of Henry Spencer, 1st Earl of Sunderland, Spencer inherited his father's peerage dignities at the age of three, becoming '''Baron Spencer of Wormleighton''' and '''Earl of Sunderland'''. He joined the British Army, reaching the rank of captain (Captain (land)) in Prince Rupert's Regiment of Horse. He married Anne Digby (Anne Spencer, Countess of Sunderland (d. 1715)) (died 1715), daughter of the Lord Bristol (George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol) on 10 June 1665, then proceeded to serve successively as ambassador to Madrid (1671–1672), Paris (1672–1673), and the United Provinces (Dutch Republic) (1673). He served as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber from 1673 to 1679, then was invested a Privy Council (Privy Council of England)lor and appointed Secretary of State for the Northern Department in 1679; at the same time, he served as Ambassador Extraordinary to Paris. By 1611 Spinola's financial ruin was complete, but he obtained the desired ''Grandezza''. In 1614 he had some share in the operations connected with the settlement of Cleves and Juliers. On the outbreak of the Thirty Years' War he made a vigorous campaign (Palatinate campaign) in the Lower Palatinate which included the sacking of many towns and villages including Drais and was rewarded by the grade of captain-general. After the renewal of the war with Holland in 1621 he gained the most renowned victory of his career, namely the capture of Breda (Breda (Netherlands)) after a long siege (August 28, 1624-June 5, 1625) and in spite of the most strenuous efforts of Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange to save it. The surrender of Breda is the subject of the great picture by Velázquez (Diego Velázquez), known as ''Las Lanzas''; the portrait of Spinola is from memory.thumb left 300px ''The Surrender of Breda (Image:Velazquez-The Surrenderof Breda.jpg)'' by Velázquez (Diego Velázquez), painted by order of King Philip IV of Spain, 1635, 5 years after the loyal Ambrosio Spínola died as Governor of Milan. Spinola magnanimously raises the surrendering leader of Breda.307 cm × 367 cm (121 in × 144 in), Museum of Prado, Madrid, Spain Death Meanwhile the Spanish government added a war over the succession to the duchy of Mantua to its heavy burdens. Spinola was appointed as plenipotentiary and general. He landed at Genoa on September 19, 1629. With him came as an invited passenger by suggestion of the by then 52 years old notorious painter Peter Paul Rubens, in Madrid to Philip IV, the already notorious around 30 years old royal painter Diego Velázquez, who went with him to see famous paintings in Genoa, Milan, Venice and Rome. In Italy he was pursued by the enmity of the Conde-Duque of Olivares, curiously enough, born in Rome in 1587, where his father, don Enrique de Guzmán y Ribera, a cadet child from one of Spain's oldest noble families, was the Spanish ambassador, as was also his patron Spinola, who caused him to be deprived of his powers as plenipotentiary. The spa town saw its period of splendor from 1875 to 1877 when King Luis I made consecutive visits. The fame of the curative powers of the waters spread so far that from 1876 to 1889 they were awarded prizes in Madrid, Paris, Vienna, and Rio de Janeiro. '''Prince Louis Alphonse of Bourbon, Duke of Anjou''' His name is given in this style by Olga S. Opfell in ''Royalty who wait: the 21 heads of formerly regnant houses of Europe'' (2001), p. 11. His name as described in his biography at the website of the Institut Duc d'Anjou (


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. '''Pyro Studios''' is a video game developer (video game developer) based in Madrid (Spain), that was founded in 1996 with the purpose of developing quality video games. A consequence of this commitment was the development of ''Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines'', which was released in 1998. The success of this title led to the release of a disk containing new missions entitled ''Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty''. The '''Aspen Institute''' is an international nonprofit


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Frezzolini , Jenny Lind, Mathilde Marchesi, Christina Nilsson, Julius Stockhausen, Marie Tempest, and Henry Wood (Henry Wood (conductor)) were among his pupils. He invented a laryngoscope in 1854 and the next year published observations of his own larynx and vocal cords made with a small dental mirror introduced into the throat and using sunlight reflected by another mirror.


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Juan de Puerto Rico , December 12, 1901 - Majadahonda, near Madrid, Spain, December 19, 1936) Cuban writer. thumb Former Madrid (Image:Adelaide citadis 2812 small.jpg) Citadis tram 167 (now renumbered 203 in the Adelaide numbering system) undergoing its first Adelaide test run early morning test run in the early hours of 17 November 2009. The location is Brighton Road tram stop, 2km short of the terminus of Glenelg. Bill Drury photo. In May 2009 it was announced


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in wetter areas. Examples include poplars, willows and alder trees. As regards fauna, this green space is home to approximately 133 vertebrate species. The Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid (Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid) (''Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid'') is an 8-hectare botanical garden located in the Plaza de Murillo, next to the Prado Museum. It was an 18th-century creation by Carlos III and it was used as a base for the plant species being collected across the globe

Madrid

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The city is located on the Manzanares River (Manzanares (river)) in the centre of both the country (Spain) and the Community of Madrid (which comprises the city of Madrid, its conurbation and extended suburbs and villages); this community is bordered by the autonomous communities (Autonomous communities of Spain) of Castile and León and Castile-La Mancha. As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence (Spanish royal sites) of the Spanish monarch (Monarchy of Spain), Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural centre of Spain. The current mayor is Ana Botella from the People's Party (People's Party (Spain)) (PP).

The Madrid urban agglomeration has the third-largest GDP (List of cities by GDP)

Madrid houses the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (WTO), belonging to the United Nations Organization (UN), the SEGIB, the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), and the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB). It also hosts major international regulators of Spanish: the Standing Committee of the Association of Spanish Language Academies, headquarters of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), the Cervantes Institute and the Foundation of Urgent Spanish (Fundéu BBVA). Madrid organizes fairs such as FITUR, SIMO TCI SIMO TCI and the Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week. Madrid Fashion Week

While Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theatre (Teatro Real) with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro Park, founded in 1631; the 19th-century National Library (Biblioteca Nacional de España) building (founded in 1712) containing some of Spain's historical archives; a large number of national museums,

Madrid is home to two world-famous football (Association football) clubs, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid.

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