, United Kingdom London . The official title of the tournament was the "Tournament of Nations", or "World Team Championship", but "Chess Olympiad" became a more popular title. The event was won by Hungary, with 16 teams competing. Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados
procedures, bringing in $40 million of revenue. The advantages of Israel for health tourism include good natural resources; stable, comfortable climate all year round; a progressive medical systems, and scenic locations which have a calming effect on patients. Health tourism in Israel: A developing industry Niv, Amiad (Adi) Tourism Review. Vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 30-32. 1989
years of her long service, ''Goff'' operated along the Atlantic coast, conducting battle practice and exercises in the yearly Caribbean fleet maneuvers as well as off the East Coast. In September 1922, the destroyer was detached from this duty and assigned to the Atlantic Fleet (U.S. Atlantic Fleet), European Waters. Departing Norfolk, Virginia on 14 October 1922, she cruised primarily in the eastern Mediterranean, putting in at ports in Turkey, Bulgaria, Russia, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Greece, and Romania. It was a period of great unrest in the Balkans and eastern Mediterranean: Greece and Turkey were at war, various powers were scrambling to consolidate after World War I and gain control over the now-defunct Ottoman empire, and Russia, although still wracked by the Russian Revolution (Russian Revolution of 1917) and its aftermath, was seeking further territory and an outlet to the Mediterranean. The presence of American men-of-war amidst this tension assisted various relief agencies working to mitigate the damage from past and present wars as well as protect American lives, interests, and property. Refugees from the Greek and Turkish conflict were frequently evacuated and cared for by the American fleet, and ''Goff'' participated in this humanitarian service, particularly at Marsina, where from 18 to 20 July 1923 she supervised evacuation of hundreds of Turkish refugees. thumb 150px right Myra Landau, 2004 (Image:Myra Landau.jpg) '''Myra Landau''' (born December 5, 1926) is an artist and painter (Painting) involved in art research. Though born in Bucharest, Romania, and now living in Rome, she is known for her work while living in Latin America. Latin American Women Artists, Kahlo and Look Who Else, Cecilia Puerto, 1996, ISBN: 0-313-28934-4 Distribution and habitat Image:Ictalurus punctatus1.jpg left thumb 150px Channel catfish, ''Ictalurus punctatus'' Channel catfish are native to the Nearctic, being well distributed in lower Canada and the eastern and northern United States, as well as parts of northern Mexico. They have also been introduced into some waters of landlocked (Czech Republic) Europe (Romania) and parts of Malaysia and almost many parts of Indonesia. Animal Diversity Web, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (retrieved 22 Aug 2010) They thrive in small and large rivers, reservoirs (reservoir (water)), natural lakes, and ponds. Channel "cats" are cavity nesters, meaning they lay their eggs in crevices, hollows, or debris, in order to protect them from swift currents. Understanding the catfish spawn, gameandfishmag.com In Canada, the species is largely, though not exclusively, limited to the Great Lakes watershed from Lake Nipigon southward. '''Cristuru Secuiesc''' (
football) vice-captain of Romania. His performances (games, goals) with the Romanian national team (Romania national football team) earned him the Romanian Footballer of the Year award. - 1. 26 April 2000 Stadionul Gheorghe Hagi (Stadionul Farul), Constanţa, Romania
a fairly conservative country in the mid-90s, the Romanian penal code forbad the use of profanity in public places. Refusing to take into account that the violent lyrics were not actually performed in a public place, the Romanian Police forces arrested the five artists, charging them with outrage against good customs. They were eventually released after 10 hours of giving statements at the police station and district attorney's office in Turnu Severin. The Romanian media brought the case to national fame and, much like the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) drawing publicity to N.W.A in the early 90s, the case was the starting point of a media frenzy that would last for over 2 years and bring a lot of unexpected fame for both B.U.G. Mafia and La Familia (La Familia (rap group)). ''Întotdeauna pentru totdeauna'' (Always Forever) was released in late 2000, making it their second album in the same year. Supported by the "Un 2 şi trei de 0" (A two followed by three zeroes) single, it brought singer-songwriter Vilmos "Villy" Kanalas to national fame, making him one of the most well known B.U.G. Mafia collaborators over time. The album was also known in Romania for its inclusion of the "Poezie de stradă" (Street Poetry) song which was released as a single in 2001 and had a music video that featured real Romanian Police officers crashing an organized crime meeting. The group had been interested in founding a record label since the late 1990s so they could obtain more creative control in producing their own music and also sign and develop new artists. The paperwork was finalized in 2001 and the newly formed Casa Productions entered the Romanian music market a year later, when the group released the ''B.U.G. Mafia prezinta CASA'' (B.U.G. Mafia presents: Casa) compilation album to introduce the label's new artists to the world. Hip hop heavyweights M&G and XXL & 10 Grei as well as newcomers Mahsat, Anturaj and Luchian were amongst the label's new signees in 2002. Gangsta rap pioneers La Familia (La Familia (rap group)) were also interested in joining Casa Productions but a disagreement with the label's management led to a conflict that took both groups to court a couple of years later. The album sold over 100,000 copies and has remained one of the best-selling compilation albums released in Romania. Mahsat were the first act to release their album under Casa Productions in late 2002. A commercial failure, it sold just over 1,000 units and it led to the group's disbanding and the release from their contract in 2004. Aside from Casa Productions, each group member founded his own label for personal projects. Rapper Mihai "JerryCo" Dumitrescu released his debut album (Orice E Posibil) in 2010 under Tataee's label, Legend Audio. http: www.musicmall.ro artisti mahsat albume laboratoru ''Băieţii Buni'' (The Goodfellas), the eight studio album, was a milestone for several firsts in the group's history. It was their first album to be released under the then newly formed Casa Productions label, as well as it was their first album to be recorded at Ines Sound & Video, in Bucharest, at the time Romania's most high end recording studio. Group producer Tataee employed several new production techniques and this was reflected in the overall sound of the album, as well as in the way it was received by its fans and critics. With 22 tracks, it was B.U.G. Mafia's most lengthy album, also the first in the group's history not to have any female guest performers. The follow-up to ''Baietii Buni'' was only released in 2011 as the group embarked in a 6 year-long journey producing and recording two greatest hits albums in the first decade of the 21st century. http: www.discogs.com BUG-Mafia-B%C4%83ie%C5%A3ii-Buni release 562138 http: www.hiphopdinromania.org 2010 05 bug-mafia-baietii-buni-2003.html '''Romania-Sri Lankan relations''' are foreign relations between the Romania and Sri Lanka. The Romanian Ambassador in New Delhi in Concurrently accredited to Sri Lanka, while the Sri Lanka Mission in Warsaw is concurrently accredited to Romania. http: www.srilankaembassy.com.pl index.php bilateral The President of Sri Lanka, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga characterized relations between the two countries in 2003 as "close and friendly". Felicitations to Romania The city of '''Buzău''' (formerly '''Buzeu''', or '''Buzĕu''';
of Romanian Scouts") is the primary national Scouting organization of Romania. Founded in 1914, it became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) in 1993. The world's first commercial oil well was drilled in Poland in 1853, and the second in nearby Romania in 1857. At around the same time the world's first, but small, oil refineries were opened at Jasło, in Poland, with a larger one being opened at Ploiești, in Romania, shortly after. Romania is the first country in the world to have its crude oil output officially recorded in international statistics, namely 275 tonnes. The History Of Romanian Oil Industry PBS: World Events By the end of the 19th century the Russian Empire, particularly in Azerbaijan, had taken the lead in production.
by ''Viaţa Românească'' journal. His books, critically acclaimed for their vision of age-old solitude and natural abundance, are generally set in the historical region (Historical regions of Romania) of Moldavia, building on themes from Romania's medieval (Romania in the Middle Ages) and early modern history (Early Modern Romania). Among them are ''Neamul Şoimăreştilor'' ("The Şoimăreşti Family"), ''Fraţii Jderi'' ("The Jderi Brothers") and '' Zodia Cancerului
. At the same time significant number of ethnic Poles lived outside the country borders (see Poles in the former Soviet Union). Mount Athos is a centre of the practice of Hesychasm. St Paisius Velichkovsky and his disciples made the practice known (starets) in Russia and Romania, although Hesychasm was already previously known in Russia, as is attested by St Seraphim of Sarov's independent practice of it. As a result of the profound economic and social changes induced by postwar industrialization, including low birth rates, an aging population and thus a shrinking workforce, during the 1980s Italy became to attract rising flows of foreign immigrants. The present-day figure of about 4.6 million foreign residents, that make up some 7.5% of the total population, include more than half a million children born in Italy to foreign nationals—second generation immigrants, but exclude foreign nationals who have subsequently acquired Italian nationality; this applied to 53,696 people in 2008.
Romania. In May 2009 the company announced the recruitment of an additional 450 workers to support production at Mulhouse of the 206+ and the two door 308 (Peugeot 308) models also assembled at this facility. This plant export the car under the 207 Compact nameplate to Chile (since 2010), Mexico (2009–2011) and Dominican Republic. Launched in 2007 in co-operation with the Berlin International Film Festival and the Berlinale Talent Campus, Sarajevo Talent Campus
of Edinburgh , Queen of Romania at that time. After the fall of communism in Romania, which generally had outlawed religion, the Romanian Bahá'í community organized to form its first National Spiritual
'''Romania''' ( and has a temperate (temperate climate)-continental climate. With its 20.1 million inhabitants, it is the seventh most populous (List of European Union member states by population) member of the European Union. Its capital and largest city, Bucharest, is the sixth largest city (Largest cities of the European Union by population within city limits) in the European Union.
Modern Romania emerged within the territories of the ancient Roman (Roman Empire) province of Dacia (Roman Dacia), and was formed in 1859 through a personal union (United Principalities) of the principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia. The new state, officially named ''Romania'' since 1866, gained independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1877. At the end of World War I, Transylvania, Bukovina and Bessarabia united with the sovereign Kingdom of Romania. At the end of World War II, territories which today roughly correspond to the Republic of Moldova (Moldova) were occupied by the Soviet Union, and a few years later Romania became a socialist republic and member of the Warsaw Pact. After the 1989 Revolution (Romanian Revolution), Romania began a transition back towards democracy and a capitalist market economy.
Following rapid economic growth in the 2000s, Romania has an economy predominantly based on services, and is a producer and net exporter of machines and electric energy, featuring companies like Automobile Dacia and OMV Petrom (Petrom). Living standards have improved, and currently, Romania is an upper-middle income country with a high Human Development Index. It has been a member of NATO since 2004, and part of the European Union since 2007. Around 90% of the population identify themselves as Eastern Orthodox Christians (Eastern Orthodox Church), and are native speakers of Romanian (Romanian language), a Romance language. With a rich cultural history (culture of Romania), Romania has been the home of influential artists (Art of Romania), musicians (Music of Romania), and inventors (Science and technology in Romania), and features a variety of tourist attractions (tourism in Romania) such as "Dracula's Castle (Bran Castle)".