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as Prime Minister of Spain. Sagasta recalls Weyler, offers home rule to the Cubans, and ends the ''campos de reconcentración'' (concentration camps). Havanna - style "background:#DCDCDC" Madrid


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'' (Fountain of Apollo) and the ''Fuente de Cibeles'' (Fountain of Cybele, also known as Fountain of Cibeles), all designed by Ventura Rodríguez. The equestrian sculptures are particularly important, starting chronologically with two designed in the 17th century: the statue of Philip III, in the Plaza Mayor (Plaza Mayor, Madrid) by Giambologna, and the statue of Philip IV, in the Plaza de Oriente (undoubtedly the most important statue of Madrid, projected by Velázquez (Diego Velázquez) and built by Pietro Tacca with scientific advice of Galileo Galilei). Many areas of the Buen Retiro Park (''Parque del Retiro'') are really sculptural scenography: among them are The Fallen Angel (Fuente del Ángel Caído) by Ricardo Bellver, and the Monument to Alfonso XII, designed by José Grases Riera. In another vein are the neon advertising signs, some of which have acquired a historic range and are legally protected, such as Schweppes in Plaza de Callao or Tío Pepe in the Puerta del Sol, recently retired from its location for the restoration of the building. File:Fuente de Neptuno (Madrid) 06.jpg Fountain of Neptune (Ventura Rodríguez) File:Fuente de Cibeles - 02.jpg Fountain of Cybele (Ventura Rodríguez) File:Monumento a Alfonso XII de España en los Jardines del Retiro - 04.jpg Monument to Alfonso XII (José Grasés Riera) File:La Sirena Varada (E. Chillida) 01.jpg Strander Mermaid (Eduardo Chillida) File:Madrid, Plaza de España-PM 06707.jpg Bronze sculptures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza at the Plaza de España (Madrid) File:Monumento a Felipe IV (Madrid) 06.jpg Philip IV (Pietro Tacca) File:Buen Retiro Angel caido02.jpg Fuente del Ángel Caído (Ricardo Bellver) File:Monumento a Miguel de Cervantes - 02.jpg Cervantes Monument at Plaza de España (Madrid) Environment thumb right Buen Retiro Park (File:Palacio de Cristal - 02.jpg) Madrid is the European city with the highest number of trees and green surface per inhabitant and it has the second highest number of aligned trees in the world, with 248,000 units, only exceeded by Tokyo. Madrid's citizens have access to a green area within a 15-minute walk. Since 1997, green areas have increased by 16%. At present, 8.2% of Madrid's grounds are green areas, meaning that there are


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, 1821. The interest of his voluminous writings is almost wholly ephemeral, but they are excellent specimens of trenchant journalism. His ''Fragmentum Petronii (Supplements to the Satyricon#José Marchena, 1802)'' (Basel, 1800), which purports to reconstruct missing passages in the current text of Petronius's ''Satyricon'', is a testimony to Marchena's fine scholarship; but, by the irony of fate, Marchena is best known by his ''Ode to Christ Crucified'', which breathes a spirit of profound and tender piety. Ottoman Calligraphy from Sakıp Sabancı Museum Selected artpieces from the Calligraphy Collection of the Sakıp Sabancı Museum, have been on display in Real Alcázar (Alcázar of Seville), in Seville from April 4, 2008 to June 15, 2008. The exhibition following the "Lines in Gold: Ottoman Calligraphy from Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Istanbul" exhibition held in Madrid Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, comprised fine examples demonstrating the developments in the Ottoman art (Culture of the Ottoman Empire) of calligraphy over a period of 500 years. Works of great Ottoman-era calligraphers including Sheikh Hamdullah were presented in a significant location bearing the influence of Islamic architecture, Real Alcázar (Alcázar of Seville) which was built during the time of Almohads. Sakıp Sabancı Museum Web Site - SSM Abroad - Ottoman Calligraphy from Sakıp Sabancı Museum He studied law in Zaragoza, and procured through the marriage with the ugly niece of the royal personal physician Berga a post in the ministry of law--a marriage, he had to be threatened to be sent to the galleys by the king. 1808, Calomarde followed the central junta of Aranjuez (Mutiny of Aranjuez), who's lead he had become, to Seville and Cádiz, but was after the return of Ferdinand VII the first to acclaim the absolute monarch, for which he was named first administrator at the ''Secretaria general de Indias''. For fraudulent sale of an American diocese, he was banished to Toledo (Toledo, Spain), and, after his secret return to Madrid to Pamplona. After the restitution of the constitution in 1820, he joined the liberals again, true to his flawed character, but only gained renewed influence after the abolishment of the constitution in 1823. He became secretary of the regency based in Madrid, then as a willing tool of the reactionaries (reactionary) the secretary of the ''Camara del real patronato'', finally, 1824, Secretary of Justice. basis productions 2002 West End 2003 Melbourne 2003 Madrid 2004 Australia tour 2004 Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada) 2004 Moscow 2004 Spain tour 2005 Cologne 2005 Tokyo 2006 South Africa 2006 Japan tour 2006 Zürich 2007 Madrid revival 2007 Toronto 2007 Australasian tour 2008 Vienna 2008 Stuttgart 2009 UK tour 2010 Berlin 2010 Italy tour 2010 Netherlands 2010 Sweden (Stockholm) 2011 Denmark (Copenhagen and Herning) 2011 Norway (Oslo) 2011 Belgium (Antwerp) awards Spain A Spanish production ran from 3 November 2003 to 30 May 2004 at Teatro Calderón, Madrid. The lead role of Galileo was shared by José Luis Cortés and Miguel Fernández. The rest of the cast included María Blanco as Scaramouche, Sheilah Cuffey as Killer Queen and Eva María Cortés (sister of José Luis Cortés) as Meat. MADRID REVISITED ..., entry 18 February 2007 – Brian May's blog The Madrid production had all spoken dialogue and the lyrics translated into Spanish, except for the songs "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions" and "Bohemian Rhapsody", which retained their English lyrics. Original Madrid Cast Recording – Original Madrid Cast Recording After closing at Teatro Calderón, the show began a tour through Spain with stops at Barcelona (12 November to 12 December 2004), Bilbao (17 December 2004 to 16 January 2005) and Valencia (Valencia, Spain) (3 to 27 February 2005). A General Assembly of members is held every second year since 1963. Assemblies have been held in New York, Paris, Munich, Copenhagen, London, Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm, Tokyo, Toronto, Buenos Aires, Lucerne, New Delhi, Berlin, Washington, D.C., Seville, Sydney, and Kuala Lumpur. He scored a couple of goals in some friendlies, but it was his substitute appearance in a crucial 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier (2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)) against Spain (Spain national football team) in Madrid during September 2005 that brought him international recognition. After an atrocious first-half at the Vicente Calderón Stadium, during which Serbia-Montenegro rarely crossed the centre line, only being 1–0 down, coach Petković threw Žigić into the mix, and his towering presence up front changed the flow of the match instantly. He would later set up the equalizer, also providing Mateja Kežman with a 2–1 chance, but the ball was clipped wide of Iker Casillas' gaping half-empty net. However, Serbia got the key away point and confirmed their World Cup qualification at home in Belgrade versus Bosnia-Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team), with Žigić again nicely setting up Kežman for the game's only goal. birth_date 12 July 1651 birth_place Royal Alcazar (Alcázar of Madrid), Madrid, Spain death_date 12 March 1673 (aged 21) There are other pictures of her, also painted by Velázquez (Diego Velázquez) at various stages of her childhood, where she is shown wearing Baroque dresses, which were typical of the court of Madrid during the Spanish Golden Age. These portraits were usually sent by King Philip IV (Philip IV of Spain) to the court of Vienna in order to keep Leopold (Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor) apprised of how young Margaret Theresa looked and how she was doing at the distant Spanish court. DATE OF BIRTH 12 July 1651 PLACE OF BIRTH Royal Alcazar (Alcázar of Madrid), Madrid, Spain DATE OF DEATH 12 March 1673 On 5 November 1964, BUA inaugurated regular scheduled services from Gatwick to Rio (Rio de Janeiro), Montevideo, Buenos Aires and Santiago (Santiago de Chile). the subsequent award to BUA of a 15-year, unrestricted licence and similtaneous revocation of BOAC's existing licences by the ATLB on 1 December 1964 enabled the British independent to officially replace the corporation (Government-owned corporation) as UK flag carrier to Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay ''Fly me, I'm Freddie!'', p. 95


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and built the first few kilometers of the road that bears his name, which embodies the idea. The Gran Vía (Gran Vía (Madrid)) was built using different styles that evolved over time: French style, eclectic, art deco, and expressionist. Antonio Palacios built a series of buildings inspired by the Viennese Secession, such as the Palace of Communication, the Fine Arts Circle of Madrid (Círculo de Bellas Artes) (''Círculo de Bellas Artes'') and the Río de La Plata Bank (Instituto


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in an internment camp (Internment) on March 12, 1942. The school has a wide-ranging programme of educational journeys (including annual trips to Israel, Poland, Florence, Paris, Colorado, Strasbourg and Madrid), a charity committee ('Shevet Achim'), which organises fundraising activities, for instance for Sierra Leone Poverty Relief, playgrounds for the children of Sderot, the New Hope Trust for the homeless in Watford, and the Emunah Children's Home in Afula), and a social-action programme that enjoins upon pupils a commitment to service in the community. European Indoor Championships (1986 European Indoor Championships in Athletics) Madrid, Spain bgcolor "gold" align "center" 1st After that, he served as minister (ambassador) of Portugal in Madrid, from 1911 to 1914. He was President of the Ministry (List of Prime Ministers of Portugal) (103rd Prime Minister), from 27 January to 30 March 1919, in one of the many short-lived governments of the Portuguese First Republic. His house in Alpiarça is now a museum, the Casa dos Patudos, where his art collection is exhibited. European Indoor Championships (1986 European Indoor Championships in Athletics) Madrid, Spain bgcolor "cc9966" align "center" 3rd Halperin was projected to be the first Israeli in the NBA (National Basketball Association). His 2006 NBA Draft placement (53rd overall) was not enough to secure him a guaranteed NBA contract, so he opted to return to Israel. There, he spent the 2006–07 season with Maccabi Tel Aviv (Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C.) NBA meets the Jewish Jordan - Jewish News of Greater Phoenix and underachieved that season. In the 2007–08 season he led Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Final of the Euroleague Final Four in Madrid and earned an All-Euroleague Second Team selection. The habit in England only is blue with a white girdle and a black veil. In Ireland they have one house in the Archdiocese of Armagh at Magherafelt, and another in Kildare, to both of which schools are attached. The institute has novitiate houses at Bordeaux, France; Bas-Oha, Liège (Liège (city)), Belgium; Hortaleza, Madrid, Spain; Bellair, Natal (KwaZulu-Natal Province), South Africa; Montreal, Canada; and two in Asia. Besides the novitiates there are juniorates attached to some of the convents. There is one at Lozère, Mende (Mende, Lozère), France, and one at Liège, Belgium, and one at Fromista, Spain. European Indoor Championships (2005 European Indoor Athletics Championships) Madrid, Spain bgcolor "cc9966" align "center" 3rd He traveled to Iran (then named Persia) in 1916, to Paris after World War I with President Wilson (Woodrow Wilson)’s peacemakers, then to Washington, D.C., to arrange details for visits by the King of Belgium and the Prince of Wales. In 1920, he was named second-in-command at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid. In 1933, Caffery briefly served as assistant secretary of state under Cordell Hull. Throughout his career he also had worked in lower-ranking diplomatic posts in Belgium, Germany, Greece, Japan, Persia, Sweden, and Venezuela. At the age of 12, Caspar Voght fell seriously ill of smallpox which left permanent facial scarring. Other than making friends with Georg Heinrich Sieveking, whom he met as an adolescent in the Kontor of his father's firm, Voght was more inclined at this point in his life to dedicating himself to studying literature, politics, and science, and found little pleasure in his vocation as a merchant. When his father wanted to send him to Lisbon at the age of twenty for his education, Voght used his mother's fears of Lisbon to avoid going. She had lost two brothers in the Lisbon earthquake of 1755. Voght instead embarked in 1772 on a Grand Tour of Europe. His journey took him among other locations to Amsterdam, London, Paris and Cádiz. He reached Madrid, where he concluded a trade agreement for his father's firm. After traveling through the south of France, Voght went to Switzerland, where he met Lavater and Haller (Albrecht von Haller). In Geneva he made contact with Voltaire. Passing through Turin, Milan, Parma and Bologna, he arrived in Rome where he was presented to Pope Pius VI. After a side trip to Pompeii, Naples, and a short stop in Venice, Voght traveled to Bergamo, where he made contact with the local silk weavers for his father's business. He then went to Vienna, Dresden, Berlin and Potsdam, finally returning to his hometown of Hamburg in 1775. The first appearances in his work of forms that will soon become archetypes of the female body or the human figure occur in the mid-1950s. Starting in 1956 Saura tackled the register of what will prove to be his greatest works: women, nudes, self-portraits, shrouds and crucifixions, which he painted on both canvas and paper. In 1957 in Madrid he founded the ''El Paso Group'' and served as its director until it broke up in 1960. During this period Saura met Michel Tapié. '''Manolo Millares''' (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, 17 January 1926 – Madrid, 14 August 1972) was a Spanish painter. Self-taught as an artist, Millares was introduced to Surrealism in 1948. In 1953, he moved to Madrid and became an abstract painter. In 1957, Millares along with Antonio Saura and Pablo Serrano founded the avant-garde group El Paso (The Step) in Madrid. He attained an international reputation by the early 1960s, and had a solo show at the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York in 1961. Plot summary A rich, elderly bachelor (Diego) from Madrid and his servant, Simón, have traveled to the city of Guadalajara to escort a poor 16-year-old girl (Francisca) and her mother back to the capital. They stop in the town of Alcalá de Henares to stay for the night. While there, Diego tells Simón that he is engaged to Francisca. He has never met the girl before, but her mother, Irene, has assured him, mostly through letters, that the girl is delighted to be marrying him. Diego has been looking for a wife with whom he can share friendship and mutual respect; he says that impassioned love is too emotional to be well thought out. But, he is attracted to Francisca's youth and innocence, and plans to marry her as soon as they arrive in Madrid the next morning. This certainly heats up the affair situation. He doesn't want anyone to know about it until the marriage is finalized, because he isn't sure how his friends and relatives will view his marrying such a young girl. Simón is certainly dubious, but Diego pays him no mind. However, he expresses concern over the fact that Francisca never says she loves him and has never explicitly consented to the marriage. Irene assures him that it would be improper for a girl to express such feelings in front of a man, and that Francisca tells Irene all the time about how wonderful Diego is. From 1981 to 1990 he was general music director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and from 1984 to 1988 he was music director of the Orquesta Nacional de España. From 1986 to 2000 he served as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and from 1990 to 2000 he was principal conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. From 2003 to 2010 he has been music director of the Teatro Real in Madrid.


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Genealogical Society Library and Media Center is located at the Holy Family Catholic Church and School complex. It features handwritten manuscripts and published materials for use in genealogical research.


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when he joined, in September 2007, the technical staff of third division (Tercera División) team Club Atlético de Pinto (CA Pinto). However, three months later, he became the head coach of Partizan, replacing Miroslav Đukić, who left to take the reins of the national side. His family (wife and three children) remained in the Spanish capital.view story&id 49429&sectionId 44 Nisam navijao za zvezdu u bariju; Press Online


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3,500 sound recordings and almost 1,000 videos. thumb Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (File:Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid) 04.jpg) The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (''Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza'') is an art museum that fills the historical gaps in its counterparts' collections


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of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services)), and sometime adversary of Gloria, who was by this point an almost legendary character, the glamorous "Countess von Fürstenberg" who maintained friendships with important Nazis, including Goering and even Hitler


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in India. SAE Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Stuttgart, and Berlin are expanded. * 2001 sees the opening of SAE Miami (Miami, Florida), Liverpool and Madrid. Tom Misner purchases the largest recording studio in Germany, which is now part of the Studios 301 Group. * 2002 SAE Adelaide and SAE Perth (Perth, Western Australia) turn 20. The new Digital Film Making Program is starting in Australia and Europe. SAE Thiruvananthapuram, India, commences operation. SAE Berlin and SAE Athens are approved as Degree Centres by Middlesex University, England. SAE Bangkok starts operation. Personal life The son of an Israeli–British businessman and a folk singer, Broza was born in Haifa, Israel. He was raised and educated in England and Spain, where he was schooled at Runnymede College, in Madrid. Broza's grandfather, Wellesley Aron, co-founded the Arab-Israeli peace settlement, Neve Shalom – Wāħat as-Salām (''The Oasis of Peace'') David Broza profile, Jewish Music Group (archived webpage) and the Habonim (Habonim Dror) youth movement. Young David Broza originally planned to become a graphic artist, and by age 17 he was selling his paintings in the Rastro, Madrid's Sunday flea market. Following high school, and while serving in the Israel Defence Forces, he began playing guitar in cafes to earn extra money. Eventually he was offered a record deal, but as he still hoped to attend the Rhode Island School of Design, he declined. He later recorded a tape to promote his live shows. The event was held in Los Angeles, California from 1974 to 1976 before moving to Madison Square Garden (MSG) in New York City in 1977. With the exception of a one-year move to Oakland, California in 1978, the Championships remained at MSG until 2000. The event then briefly moved to Munich, Germany in 2001. More recently, it moved back to Los Angeles from 2002 to 2005. The 2006 and 2007 editions were held in Madrid, Spain. Doha, Qatar hosted the 2008–2010 editions before passing the flag to Istanbul, Turkey, which is scheduled to host the 2011–2013 editions.

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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