Switzerland

What is Switzerland known for?


regular playing

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-58477-428-0 pages 117– In London the mortality was very great; the court was broken up, and Henry VIII (Henry VIII of England) left London, frequently changing his residence. The most remarkable fact about this epidemic is that it spread to Europe, suddenly appearing at Hamburg and spreading so rapidly that in a few weeks, more than a thousand people died. The sweating sickness swept through eastern Europe as an epidemic causing high mortality rates. It appeared to be infectious similar to cholera, perhaps spread as a result of poor sanitation and contaminated water supplies. It arrived in Switzerland in December, then was carried northwards to Denmark, Sweden and Norway, and eastwards to Lithuania, Poland and Russia (Grand Duchy of Moscow). Cases of the disease were not known to occur in France or Italy. It also emerged in Belgium and the Netherlands, probably transmitted directly from England by travellers, as it appeared simultaneously in the cities of Antwerp and Amsterdam on the morning of 27 September. In each place it infected, it prevailed for a short time, generally not more than a fortnight. By the end of the year, it had entirely disappeared, except in eastern Switzerland, where it lingered into the next year. After this, the disease did not recur on mainland Europe. Early life Desio was born in Palmanova, Friuli, Italy. He attended the Middle Schools of Udine and Cividale and the University of Florence (1916–1920), during the First World War also served in the military corps of the alpini and was captured by the Austrians on Mount Pasubio. Graduating with a degree in Natural Sciences (Geology). He made advanced studies in Geology at the same University from 1921 to 1923, and was also assistant in that matter in that university, as well as in those of Pavia (1923–1924) and Milan (1924–1927). He was Lecturer in Physical Geography, Geology and Paleontology (1928–1931), Professor of Geology at the University of Milan, and Applied Geology at the Engineering School of Milan (a position he held from 1932 to 1972). Concurrent to these positions, he served as a consultant geologist for the Edison Company for hydroelectric plants in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey and Brazil, and the same capacity for the Public Power Corporation of Greece. In 1973 he became Professor Emeritus at the University of Milan. The 1980s and first half of the 1990s was a "coming of age" period for carsharing, with continued slow growth, mainly of smaller non-profit systems, many in Switzerland and Germany, but also on a smaller scale in Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada and the United States. commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


products style

to be responsible for these delays (see Weinberg et al.). At least 20 countries now have plans in place to compensate some classes of individuals, e.g. hemophiliacs, infected by the transfusion of HIV-contaminated blood and blood products. -style "background-color:#FFCCCC" 2 July 4, 2011 Morges, Switzerland FC Lausanne-Sport 0–3


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;forty" Released on February 29, 2008, "Disappear" reached number four in Germany, where it became the band's biggest-selling single in years.

money to move to the United States. The album reached number-one in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, resulting into the group's breakthrough in German-speaking Europe after years of minor successful studio and live releases (live album). It also entered the top 30 in the Netherlands and Norway and sold more than 1.8 million copies within the first five month of its release.

Focus url http: www.focus.de kultur musik popmusik-meine-familie-und-ich_aid_154455.html accessdate 2008-09-20 language German ''Over the Hump'' eventually sold more than 2.25 million copies in Germany alone, making it one of the biggest-selling albums of German origin to date. ref>


drinking song

und Antitrinitarier, eine Randfigur der frühen Täuferbewegung'' (Gütersloh, 1957). The ''Geisslerlieder'' were suppressed, eventually, by the Church. Parodies of the movement quickly arose, as well: in Switzerland in 1350 a description survives of a group singing ''Geisslerlieder'' fitted with new words, as a bawdy drinking song; whether the drinkers flogged themselves is not known. A parody of a ''Geisslerlied'' is also found in the 1975 film ''Monty Python and the Holy Grail'', where a group of monks chants the ''Pie Jesu'' while hitting themselves with boards. Political aspects Despite believing that the Kingdom of God, as he envisioned it, was divinely preordained, Monk had few or no reservations about using political will and power to achieve his vision. For example, in 1872, a Board of Arbitration was convened in Switzerland to settle a dispute between the United States and Britain over losses of merchant ships during the American Civil War. During the deliberations, Monk wrote to U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant, urging that this board be made permanent and set up in Jerusalem. There are at least three national unicycle hockey leagues (Sports league). One is in the UK (United Kingdom), UK unicycle hockey league with 10 registered teams, another is in Germany, German unicycle hockey league where there are 53 registered teams, and a third is in Switzerland, with approximately 20 teams. Swiss Unicycle hockey league In addition to these leagues, there are individual teams in other countries, including France, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, Hong Kong, Korea (South Korea) and Singapore. List of unicycle hockey clubs Ice racing in film Ice racing was featured in the 1969 James Bond film ''On Her Majesty's Secret Service (On Her Majesty's Secret Service (film))'' with George Lazenby and Diana Rigg as they attempted to evade their pursuers. The track was in Switzerland. commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


playing part

career as a teenager playing for Ytterhogdals IK, in which he as most footballers of his generation also played bandy, later playing part-time in the top flight for Degerfors IF and AIK (Allmänna Idrottsklubben) while studying for his degree in Physical Education. He became a player manager at KB Karlskoga in 1969 and has since managed several other Swedish, Italian (Italy) and Swiss (Switzerland) clubs. He has also managed the Norwegian men's national team (Norway national football team), the Swedish women's senior team (Sweden women's national football team) and men's under-16 team and has had two spells as assistant manager of the Swedish men's national team (Sweden national football team). In 1798 he served as the Swiss (Switzerland) representative to the French metric convocation (Metric system), and was a member of its committee on weights and measures. An iron "committee" meter, a duplicate of the prototype archive meter, was then given as a gift to Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler. From 1803 until 1805 these two men worked together on a topological survey of the Canton (Cantons of Switzerland) of Bern. He took part in the campaign of 1792 and was one of the stormers at Hochheim (Hochheim am Main) (1793). From the Count of Custine (Adam Philippe, Comte de Custine)'s staff he was transferred to that of Jean Baptiste Kléber, with whom he took part in the Sambre and Rhine Campaigns (1794-96). After serving with Louis Lazare Hoche and André Masséna in Germany (List of states in the Holy Roman Empire) and Switzerland (1797-99), Pajol took a cavalry command under Jean Victor Marie Moreau for the campaign on the upper Rhine. Early years Friedman was born to Leonard and Clair Friedman in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. Her mother is an English concert pianist, and her father, a Russian violinist for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


record shows'

man, so plenty of inspirations''. Europe Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom The Greenland Oxygen isotope record shows the warming identified with the Allerød to be after about 14,100 BP and before about 12,900 BP. C-14 dates from


life album

Life (album) It's My Life ''. The accompanying single "Such a Shame" (a song inspired by the book ''The Dice Man'') became a Top 5 hit in Austria, Germany, Italy


diverse projects

name, which included Domenico Fontana. Born in Brusato, near Como (now part of the town of Novazzano in Canton Ticino, Switzerland), Fontana went to Rome before 1655. He became a draghtsman for the architectural plans of Pietro da Cortona, Carlo Rainaldi, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Bernini employed him for nearly a decade in diverse projects. He was born in Akron, Ohio of Swiss (Switzerland)-German (Germany) parents. The family then returned to Germany where he was raised. In 1911 he was awarded a Ph.D. by the University of Heidelberg with a focus on geology and paleontology. The same year he returned to the U.S. (United States) and joined the University of Cincinnati as a lecturer. By 1924 he was a professor of geology at the institution. Born in France to American parents, J.B. Jackson spent his early school years in Washington, D.C. and in Europe. At age 14 (1923) he enrolled at the elite Institut Le Rosey in Rolle, Switzerland, where he became fluent in both French and German. He savored an environment of mountains, meadows, and forests, but also absorbed the human face of the Swiss cities and cantons, and he would later draw upon his travels abroad in writings, sketches, and watercolors. He attended preparatory schools in New England and spent summers on his uncle’s farm in New Mexico. entry for John Brinckerhoff Jackson, ''American National Biography Online'', consulted July 23, 2009 During the height of his career Jackson lived just southwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico, near an historic property known as El Rancho de las Golondrinas (The Ranch of the Swallows). Stratigraphic definitions The Danian was introduced in scientific literature by Germany German -Swiss (Switzerland) geologist Pierre Jean Édouard Desor in 1847. It is named after the Latin name for Denmark. The Montian stage from Belgian (Belgium) stratigraphy (named after the city of Mons) is now considered a junior synonym and is no longer in use. Stratigraphic definition The Thanetian was established by Swiss (Switzerland) geologist Eugène Renevier in 1873. The Thanetian is named after the area of Kent (southern England) known as the Isle of Thanet. It shares this name with the Thanet Sand Formation, the oldest Cenozoic deposit of the London Basin. While Switzerland is not a member of the European Union (EU) or of the European Economic Area, it has partially implemented the EU Directive on the protection of personal data (Directive 95 46 EC on the protection of personal data) in 2006 by acceding to the STE 108 agreement of the Council of Europe and a corresponding amendment of the federal Data Protection Act. However, Swiss law imposes less restrictions upon data processing than the Directive in several respects. See the Federal Council's Message to Parliament, BBl 2003 2101 p. 2117 et seq. Personal life Burton was born in Geneva, Switzerland, the daughter of producer Sybil Burton (née (married and maiden names) Williams; born 1929) and actor Richard Burton (1925–1984). Kate Burton Film Reference biography She was thus the stepdaughter of actress Elizabeth Taylor and of Sybil's second husband Jordan Christopher. In 1979, Burton earned a bachelor's degree in Russian studies and European history from Brown University. She was also on the board of Production Workshop (Production workshop), one of the university's student theatre groups. She furthered her devotion to theatre by studying at Yale University School of Drama (Yale Drama School), from which she graduated in 1983. In 2007, Burton was given an honorary doctorate (Doctor of Fine Arts) from Brown University. The career mode allows the player to participate in six films, each filmed in a different location and in a different genre. ''Toothless in Wapping'' is a gangster film made in London and resembles ''Snatch'' and ''Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels''. ''A Whoopin' and a Hollerin''' is inspired by ''Dukes of Hazzard'' set in rural Louisiana. ''Blood Oath'' is filmed in Bangkok and is inspired by John Woo-films. ''Conspiracy'' is a Tom Clancy-type thriller where the player uses a snowmobile in Switzerland. ''The Scarab of Lost Souls'' is based on the Indiana Jones films where the player uses a jeep and troop carrier in Egypt. ''Live Twice for Tomorrow'' is a parody of James Bond where the player uses sports cars in Monaco. Between films, the player must perform stunts in front of crowds. Life She was born in London, one of twelve children of the merchant and banker Anthony Francis Haldimand (1740 41–1817) and his wife Jane (died 1785), and was tutored at home with her brothers. Her brother William Haldimand became a director of the Bank of England and a member of Parliament. She took over the running of the family after her mother's death. She paid a visit to Italy with her father in 1796. After her marriage in 1799 to Alexander John Gaspard Marcet (1770–1822), a Swiss (Switzerland) exile and physician, she continued to live in London where, through her husband, she had contact with many leading scientists. Of their four children, François Marcet (1803–1883) became a well-known physicist. Elizabeth J. Morse: Marcet, Jane Haldimand (1769–1858). In: ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'', online e. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, September 2004). Retrieved 9 September 2010. She died in the house of a daughter in Piccadilly, London in 1858. Parishes and missions There are nine full-fledged parishes and numerous missions, Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, Parishes and missions. Retrieved 2008-10-30. with a total of 3,857 baptized members (2010). http: archive.episcopalchurch.org documents BaptizedMembers_ProvinceDiocese2000-2010.pdf The parishes are located in five European countries: Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France. thumb Immanuel Church (Tel Aviv-Yafo) (File:Immanuel-church-jaffa01.jpg) in Rechov Beer-Hofmann (Richard Beer-Hofmann) # 15 (רחוב בר הופמן) So a number of congregations of Arabic and German language emerged in Beit Jalla (Ar.), Beit Sahour (Ar.), Bethlehem of Judea (Bethlehem) (Ar.), German Colony (Haifa) (Ger.), American Colony (Jaffa) (American Colony (Tel Aviv-Jaffa)) (Ger.), Jerusalem (Ar. a. Ger.), Nazareth (Ar.), and Waldheim (Alonei Abba) (Ger.). With financial aid from Prussia, other German states, the ''Association of Jerusalem'' ( commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


bold including

continued its editorship in Ulm in 1803. He was created "counsellor of education" for the new Bavarian province of Swabia in the following year, but had hardly entered upon the functions of his new office when he died. Part of the war booty captured at this battle is still kept at the castle of Gruyères in Switzerland which include three capes of the Order of the Golden Fleece which belonged to Charles the Bold including one with the emblem of his father, Philip the Good, which he had with him as he was celebrating the anniversary of the death of his father. Edoardo Gardino Crans-Montana, Switzerland - By 1865 when the China Inland Mission began, there were already thirty different Protestant groups at work in China, Spence (1991), p. 206 however the diversity of denominations represented did not equate to more missionaries on the field. In the seven provinces in which Protestant missionaries had already been working, there were an estimated 204 million people with only 91 workers, while there were eleven other provinces in inland China with a population estimated at 197 million, for whom absolutely nothing had been attempted. Taylor (1865), Besides the London Missionary Society, and the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, there were missionaries affiliated with Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists, Episcopalians (Episcopal Church (United States)), and Wesleyans (Wesleyanism). Most missionaries came from England, the United States, Sweden, France, Germany, Switzerland, or Holland. commons:Confoederatio Helvetica

Switzerland

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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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