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.htm Nad Wilnem grzmiało... '', ''Magazyn Wileński'', 8 2007 Few days later, antagonized by worsening reception of his works among the Polish émigré community in Paris, including sharp criticism from Mickiewicz, Słowacki left on a trip to Geneva, Switzerland. The French authorities denied him the right to return to France as part of a larger program to rid the country of the potentially subversive Polish exiles who had settled there.<

technical excellence

in 1977. This was during a time of rapid growth for Nestlé and was their first venture into the pharmaceutical industry. Alcon expanded its manufacturing capability with new plants in South America and Europe and drastically increased its investment in research. In 1979, Alcon acquired Texas Pharmacal Company which became Dermatological Products of Texas (and is now DPT Labs). In 1984, Alcon founded the Technical Excellence Award to promote achievements in R&D excellence and has proudly extended the award to more than 100 recipients. In the 80s and 90s, Alcon continued to grow and became the largest and most profitable ophthalmic company in the world commons:Confoederatio Helvetica

dance de

, Italy, France, Germany and Switzerland founded the European Rock'n'Roll Association (ERRA). It was later joined by Austria, Netherlands, Denmark, and Sweden. When Canada joined the association it was renamed into the World Rock'n'Roll Association (WRRA). In 1984, the WRRC was created by merging the WRRA and Fédération Mondial de Dance de Jazz (FMDJ, World Federation of Jazz Dance). In 1995, it was granted the provisional recognition of the IOC

production sound

, the band had another line-up change with Godson being replaced by drummer Steve Grantley. They worked with sound engineer (audio engineering), mixer (Production sound mixer) and producer (record producer) Pete Hammond, with the exception of one track, "I'm Not Scared (I'm Not Scared (song))", which was co-produced and written by the Pet Shop Boys and Phil Harding (Phil Harding (producer)). "I'm Not Scared" was chosen as the next single for release in Europe

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the major countries and performed both the single and other songs from the album on major TV-channels. The album received positive reviews by critics. ''Billboard (Billboard (magazine))'' wrote: "''ABBA's auburn-haired songstress makes a bold solo-project a stunning success''" and Mark Coleman described the album in the third edition of Rolling Stone Album Guide as a "''sharp, rock-oriented, delightfully eclectic album''. Audiences around the world also accepted the new

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a Swiss (Switzerland) mountain guide, Werner Munter, who popularised its use in mountaineering. '''Tchoukball''' commons:Confoederatio Helvetica

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and career Born in Liepāja in the Russian Empire (today's Latvia) into a Jewish family and educated in Geneva, Switzerland, she pursued a brilliant academic career and performed original research in biochemistry and in the neurosciences. From 1918 onwards she was the first woman awarded professional rank at the University of Geneva, being a Professor of chemio (chemistry)-physiology, and researching cellular oxidation (cellular respiration). In 1904, she received a doctorate in Zurich, Switzerland. By 1908, she was a lecturer at the economic College in Mannheim, and by 1924 had a professorship in economics - bgcolor "#888888" '''Countries''' bgcolor "#efefef" mostly EU countries also Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and Russia - ''Life and Fate'' was published in 1980 in Switzerland, thanks to fellow dissidents: physicist Andrei Sakharov secretly photographed draft pages preserved by Semyon Lipkin, and the writer Vladimir Voinovich managed to smuggle the photographic films abroad. Two dissident researchers, professors and writers, Efim Etkind and Shimon Markish retyped the text from the microfilm, with some mistakes and misreadings due to the bad quality. The book was finally published in the Soviet Union in 1988 after the policy of glasnost was initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev. The text was published again in 1989, because further original manuscripts emerged after the first publication. ''Everything Flows'' was also published in the Soviet Union in 1989. Biography He was born to Albert de Mestral, an agricultural engineer, and Marthe de Goumoëns in Colombier (Colombier, Vaud), near Lausanne, Switzerland. De Mestral designed a toy airplane at age twelve and patented it. He attended the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. After graduation in 1930, he worked in the machine shop of an engineering company. He worked on inventing Velcro hook and loop fasteners for ten years starting in 1948. In 1955 he successfully patented hook and loop, eventually selling 60 million yards (about 55,000&nbsp;km) a year through a multi-million dollar company. Mechanizing the process of weaving the hooks took eight years, and it took another year to create the loom that trimmed the loops after weaving them. In all, it took ten years to create a mechanized process that worked. He submitted his idea for patent in Switzerland in 1951 and the patent was granted in 1955. De Mestral expected a high demand immediately. Within a few years, he received patents and subsequently opened shop in Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Canada. In 1957 he branched out to the textile center of Manchester, New Hampshire in the United States. commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


the major countries and performed both the single and other songs from the album on major TV-channels. The album received positive reviews by critics. ''Billboard (Billboard (magazine))'' wrote: "''ABBA's auburn-haired songstress makes a bold solo-project a stunning success''" and Mark Coleman described the album in the third edition of Rolling Stone Album Guide as a "''sharp, rock-oriented, delightfully eclectic album''. Audiences around the world also accepted the new

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, doting on his young son until his murder (Death of John Lennon) in 1980. Sean attended kindergarten in Tokyo, commons:Confoederatio Helvetica

games feature

of Switzerland, practically all films, shows, television series and foreign soap operas are shown in dubbed versions created for the German market. (In Switzerland however in every bigger town (10,000 and more inhabitants), both versions are shown, either in the same theatre at different hours days or in different cinemas.) Even computer games and video games feature German text menus and are dubbed into the German language if there are any speaking parts in the games. However


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-- '''Switzerland''' ( . While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8 million people is concentrated mostly on the Plateau, where the largest cities are to be found; among them are the two global (global city) and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.

The establishment of the Swiss Confederation is traditionally dated to 1 August 1291, which is celebrated annually as Swiss National Day. The country has a long history of armed neutrality—it has not been in a state of war internationally since 1815—and did not join the United Nations until 2002. Nevertheless it pursues an active foreign policy and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world. Thomas Fleiner, Alexander Misic, Nicole Töpperwien, ''Swiss Constitutional Law'', p. 28, Kluwer Law International In addition to being the birthplace of the Red Cross (International Committee of the Red Cross), Switzerland is home to numerous international organizations, including the second largest UN office (United Nations Office at Geneva). On the European level, it is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association and is part of the Schengen Area – although it is notably not a member of the European Union, nor the European Economic Area.

Straddling the intersection of Germanic (German-speaking Europe) and Romance (Romance-speaking Europe) Europe, Switzerland comprises four main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French, Italian and Romansh (Romansh language). Therefore the Swiss (Swiss people), although predominantly German-speaking, do not form a nation in the sense of a common ethnicity or language; rather, Switzerland's strong sense of identity and community is founded on a common historical background, shared values such as federalism and direct democracy, Constitutional Patriotism and Exclusion: the Swiss Case

Switzerland ranks high in several metrics of national performance, including government transparency, civil liberties, economic competitiveness (Global Competitiveness Report), and human development (Human Development Index). It has the highest nominal wealth per adult (financial and non-financial assets) in the world according to Credit Suisse and the eighth-highest (List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita) per capita gross domestic product on the IMF list.

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