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later opened an organic grocery called Evergrain Natural Foods. Ken Silverstein,"Invested Interests: Analyzing Rep. Jeb Bradley's Portfolio", ''Harper's Magazine'', August 28, 2006 He and his wife sold the natural foods store in 1997. He also ran a painting business, and managed real estate. He lost his seat to Carol Shea-Porter in the 2006 elections and failed to re-gain

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is hosted at the Geneva Palexpo, a convention centre (convention center) located next to the Geneva Cointrin International Airport. The Salon is organised by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, and is considered an important major international auto show. She is also a substitute


such as Norway, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and Israel. In 1990 the Second Directorate of General Staff of the Polish Army was join with the Military Internal Service (Wojskowa Służba Wewnętrzna, or WSW), in order to have intelligence and counter-intelligence working under one structure as the Second Directorate for Intelligence and Counter-intelligence (Zarząd II Wywiadu i Kontrwywiadu). In 1991 the Second Directorate for Intelligence and Counter-intelligence was transformed


Switzerland Martina Fritschy Vroni Koenig-Salmi (Vroni König-Salmi) Simone Niggli-Luder - In 1954, Benet finished his engineering degree, and in the following year he married. After completing several works in Switzerland, he moved to Ponferrada in Léon (Leon (province)), and after to Oviedo, for work-related reasons. In the off-season, he was invited to the Canadian national junior team (Canada men's national junior ice hockey team)'s summer evaluation camp. His physical presence and hard hitting impressed the coaches and he was brought back to the team's selection camp in December 2006. His play earned him a spot on the club for the 2007 World Junior Championships (2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships) in Sweden, where he helped Canada to a gold medal. Two years later, Neal moved on to Canada's men's team (Canada national men's ice hockey team) for the 2009 IIHF World Championship in Switzerland. He notched three points in as many contests, helping Canada to a silver medal finish in the tournament. In 2011 he played for team Canada at the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia "'''After All'''" is a song by Canadian (Canada) electronic music group Delerium, with vocals provided by Swiss (Switzerland) singer Jaël. It was the first single (Single (music)) released from the album ''Chimera (Chimera (Delerium album))''. thumb Horst Stein. (File:Horst Stein.jpg) '''Horst Walter Stein''' (born 2 May 1928 in Elberfeld, Germany; died 27 July 2008 in Vandœuvres, Switzerland) was a German (Germany) conductor (conducting). '''Armin Jordan''' (April 9, 1932 – September 20, 2006), was a Swiss (Switzerland) conductor (conducting) known for his interpretations of French music, Mozart and Wagner (Richard Wagner). '''Valeri Viktorovich Kamensky''' ( commons:Confoederatio Helvetica

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(Malaysia) ultra '''" was a phrase frequently used in 1960s Malaysia and Singapore to describe racial chauvinists (Chauvinism)? *...that Swiss (Switzerland) artist '''Harald Naegeli''' spent several months in jail (Prison) in 1984 for the graffiti he had painted in Zürich from 1977 to 1979? *...that '''Television House''' on Kingsway (Kingsway (London)) in London served as the headquarters of Associated-Rediffusion, Independent Television News, the TV Times magazine, Associated TeleVision and Thames Television between 1955 and the early 1970s? '''Forst''' is a village in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. The former municipality (municipalities of Switzerland) of the district of Thun (Thun (district)) merged with Längenbühl on January 1, 2007 to form Forst-Längenbühl. This is a '''list of mayors of Lausanne''', Switzerland. The mayor of Lausanne (''syndic de Lausanne'') presides the municipal council (''municipalité''), the city's executive. '''Francisco José Urrutia Olano''' (12 April 1870 — 6 August 1950) was a Colombian diplomat and international jurist. He served as Colombia's Minister of Foreign Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Colombia)) first from 1908 to 1909, and again from 1912 to 1914, which during he signed the Thomson–Urrutia Treaty, which re-established diplomatic relations between the United States and Colombia (Colombia – United States relations). He was Minister Plenipotentiary to the governments of Bolivia, Spain, Switzerland, and Permanent Representative to the League of Nations Assembly, holding the Presidency of the Executive Council in representation of Colombia in 1928. In 1931 he was elected to serve as Permanent Judge on the Permanent Court of International Justice at The Hague, where he served until 1942 when he resigned due to theonset of World War II. commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


and on Swisscom TV. http: www.upc-cablecom.ch en b2c tv sender sendervergleich.htm '''''Farfisa Beat''''' was released as a single (single (music)) in Denmark and Germany in 1980, and Switzerland in 1981. The song is from Squeeze (Squeeze (band))'s third album, ''Argybargy''. Farfisa refers to the manufacturer of the electronic organ that gives this song its distinct sound. Success in the UK Whilst completing their first album, 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. It was greeted with media (Mass media) and public enthusiasm, and "I'm Not Scared" became a Top 10 (Top 40) hit in almost every country in Europe, achieving number one in Italy, number 2 in Switzerland and Portugal, number 3 in Spain, 4 in Greece, 5 in Germany, 7 in the UK, 8 in France and 20 in Austria. Pet Shop Boys recorded their own version of "I'm Not Scared" for their album ''Introspective (Introspective (album))''. Early years Thompson was born in the booming maritime city of Belfast, Ireland, the eldest son of a linen merchant, whose wealth would later permit Thompson to fund his own research without an academic affiliation. Thompson attended the newly formed Royal Belfast Academical Institution, where he got a degree in Biological Science. Founded by, amongst others, John Templeton (John Templeton (Botanist)), the school had a strong natural history section that produced a cohort of prominent naturalists. In 1826 he went on a Grand Tour accompanied by George Langtry, a Fortwilliam Belfast shipowner. They starting in Holland then travelled through Belgium down the Rhine to Switzerland and on to Rome and Naples. They returned via Florence, Geneva and Paris. Thompson's first scientific paper, ''The Birds of the Copeland Islands'', was published in 1827 shortly after he joined the Belfast Natural History Society. In these years he became a member of the Belfast Literary Society. In 1834 Thompson began studying the distribution of marine animals in space (depth range) and time (seasonality). His first research was with Edward Forbes conducting dredging in the Irish Sea. Other participants were Robert MacAndrew, George Barlee, John Gwyn Jeffreys and his fellow Irishmen Robert Ball (Robert Ball(naturalist)), Edmund Getty and George Crawford Hyndman. In 1835 he travelled in France, Switzerland and Germany with Forbes. Then in 1841 he joined Forbes and Thomas Abel Brimage Spratt on the ''Beacon'' working in the Mediterranean and Aegean (Aegean Sea). The expedition lasted eighteen months and conducted more than one hundred dredging operations at depths varying from 1 to 130 fathoms, as well as shore-based studies. Thompson focused on the depth range of algae, his main collection of which is in the Ulster Museum herbarium and consists of five large albums Algae collection. Ulster Museum (BEL) catalogue numbers: F7953 — F8151, F8182 — F8393, F8394 — F8595, F8580 — F8847 and F8848 — F8937. containing specimens collected by Thompson himself, William Henry Harvey, Moon, D. Landsborough, Robert Ball (Robert Ball(naturalist)), Thomas Coulter, George Crawford Hyndman, William McCalla and many others. His records are also reported by others such as Gifford (1853):- ''Griffithsia simplicifilum'' from "...Isle of Wight, in August, 1841, by Messers. R.Ball. and W. Thompson." ''' Gifford, I.''' 1853. ''The Marine Botanist; an Introduction to the Study of the British Sea-weeds;...'' Third edition. Brighton, London. Castro began recruiting from an office in Paris in 1842 and the first of his recruits sailed into the port of Galveston, Texas on January 1, 1843. In the fall of 1843, Castro recruits in Alsace, Baden and Switzerland. Waves of his colonists depart for Texas in the winter of 1843 and spring of 1844. Castro left Europe for Texas on May 19, 1844 by way of New Orleans. He made it to San Antonio in July of 1844 to meet with the colonists and was escorted by the Texas Rangers (Texas Ranger Division) to inspect his land grant. The first of Castro's colonists arrive at the land on September 2, 1884. commons:Confoederatio Helvetica

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for relations with Switzerland, Iceland and Norway and to the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee. His voting record in the European Parliament shows his clear pro-life stance. The '''AVGP''' (''Armoured Vehicle General Purpose'') is a series of three armoured fighting vehicles ordered by the Canadian military in 1977.

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Announcements . ''Speculum, Vol. 23, No. 3, July, 1948''. pp. 555-558. of the Book of Kells. The majority of the pages were reproduced in black-and-white photographs, but the edition also featured forty-eight colour reproductions, including all of the full-page decorations. Under license from the Board of Trinity College Dublin, Thames and Hudson produced a second facsimile edition in 1974. This edition included all the full-page illustrations in the manuscript and a representative section of the ornamentation of the text pages, together with some enlarged details of the illustrations. The reproductions were all in full colour, with photography by John Kennedy, Green Studio, Dublin. Background At the beginning of 1800, the armies of France and Austria faced each other across the Rhine. Feldzeugmeister Pál Kray led approximately 120,000 troops. Beside his regular Austrian soldiers, he led 12,000 men from the Electorate of Bavaria, 6,000 troops from the Duchy of Württemberg, 5,000 soldiers of low quality from the Archbishopric of Mainz, and 7,000 militiamen from the County of Tyrol. Of these, 25,000 men were deployed east of Lake Constance (Bodensee) (Lake Constance) to protect the Voralberg. Kray posted his main body of 95,000 soldiers in the L-shaped angle where the Rhine changes direction from a westward flow along the northern border of Switzerland to a northward flow along the eastern border of France. Unwisely, Kray set up his main magazine at Stockach, only a day's march from French-held Switzerland. Arnold, 197-199 In 1930, Andrew published a book entitled ''Towards Disaster: The Greek Army in Asia Minor in 1921'', in which he defended his actions during the Battle of the Sakarya, but he essentially lived a life of enforced retirement, despite only being in his forties. Brandreth, p. 64 During their time in exile the family became more and more dispersed. Alice suffered a nervous breakdown and was institutionalized in Switzerland. Their daughters married and settled in Germany, separated from Andrew, and Philip was sent to school in the United Kingdom, where he was looked after by his mother's British relatives. Andrew went to live in the South of France. Brandreth, p. 67 commons:Confoederatio Helvetica

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of Portuguese shareholders. They formed the Banco Internacional de Crédito (BIC), also forming ''Espírito Santo Sociedade de Investimentos'' (ESSI), together with Swiss (Switzerland) bank UBS and KBC Bank of Luxembourg. The '''Antinea Foundation''' is a Switzerland-based non-profit organisation with the mission to play an innovative role in the conservation (conservation ethic) of the oceans. The Foundation’s projects are articulated around its flagship: the sailing boat "Fleur de Passion" which will circumnavigate the world over the next decade, exploring its most important and threatened marine regions as identified by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature)’s Global 200 project. This expedition named "Changing Oceans Expedition" Changing Oceans Expedition website http: www.fleurdepassion.net is conducted in close co-operation with the IUCN "What is the real state of our oceans?", IUCN http: cms.iucn.org fr congress_fr nouvelles_congres index.cfm?uNewsID 1836 . In 2008 Antinea Foundation and its expedition received patronage of the UNESCO. The company developed rapidly and quickly became a product market leader in the United Kingdom, as well as exporting its vehicles to France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia and Japan Youth and education Ten Bruggencate was born in Arosa, Switzerland and went to several schools in Switzerland, in the Netherlands and in Germany. He further studied at the University of Munich and started his PhD work with Hugo von Seeliger. However, due to health problems, Seeliger had to handover the supervision of his PhD students to Hans Kienle. commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


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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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