Switzerland

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highly technical

moved to Switzerland with Grasshopper Club Zürich, initially on loan. He immediately started showing displays of offensive talent at his new club, namely in a 1992–93 UEFA Cup tie against Sporting Clube de Portugal where, after a 1–2 home loss, he was influential in the club's 4–3 aggregate win, scoring twice. The models developed were highly technical, and predicted the possibilities of national specialization-by-industry observed in the industrial world ( Film movies


games making

with Wismuth (GDR). At the 2010 Winter Olympics (Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics) on February 15, Svindal won the silver medal in the downhill (Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's downhill) competition in Whistler (Whistler Blackcomb), 0.07 seconds behind the winner, Didier Défago of Switzerland, and 0.02 seconds ahead of bronze medalist Bode Miller of the United States. Svindal's medal was Norway's hundredth silver medal at the Winter Olympic Games

, making Norway the first nation to win 100 silver medals at the Winter Olympics. Originating in Bäretswil, Switzerland, the '''Groff family''' became during the early seventeenth century one of the founding families of both the United States and what was later to become Canada. The original German spellings of the family name are ''Graf'' as well as ''Graff'' and the Zürich line, known in the area since the early 14th century, are a branch of the ancient rabbinical Graff family. Forced to convert to Catholicism in the early 14th century they became Anabaptists in 1560 and migrated from Switzerland to the area around Sinsheim, Germany around 1651. Career One of Marner's early stage roles - as Dracula (Vlad III the Impaler), with Howard Dean - is still regarded by some as the definitive interpretation of the role. Obituaries - Richard Marner; The Daily Telegraph, 24 March 2004 In 1967, well before his role as the German Colonel in '''Allo 'Allo'' Marner played the minor and uncredited role of a German sentry in the classic war film ''The Dirty Dozen''. His other films include ''Ice Cold in Alex'', ''You Only Live Twice (You Only Live Twice (film))'', ''The Boys from Brazil (The Boys from Brazil (film))'', ''The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (film))'', ''The African Queen (The African Queen (film))'' and the Swiss (Switzerland) film ''Four in a Jeep'', in which he did all the Russian dialogue. He was also in the television movie ''Birth of the Beatles'', as Bruno Koschmider, and in 'Allo 'Allo! as Nazi Town Commandant Colonel Kurt Von Strohm. The '''Contra Dam''', commonly known as the '''Verzasca Dam''' and the '''Locarno Dam''', commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


light water

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, this was the groundbreaking event of his career. Sandqvist, p.69-70 In his teenage years, Janco took the opportunity to educate himself during family trips abroad, from Austria-Hungary to Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands. Sandqvist, p.72 Janco was later enlisted at the Gheorghe Lazăr High School (Gheorghe Lazăr National College (Bucharest)), and, before 1913, made the acquaintance of several students who would become his artistic


song rock

'' Hot 100 chart in the issue dated June 9, 2001, and remained on the chart for sixteen weeks. "We Need a Resolution" reached the top 20 of the UK Singles Chart and the top 30 in Canada. The music video was premiered on Much More Music, Black Entertainment Television's (BET) ''106 & Park'' and MTV's ''TRL (Total Request Live)'' on April 26, 2001. "Rock the Boat (Rock the Boat (Aaliyah song))", the second single, was released in early August

Song Contest and was held on 6 May 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Switzerland gained the hosting rights after Celine Dion's victory in Dublin the previous year. The presenters were Lolita Morena and Jacques Deschenaux. Riva (Riva (music group)) was the winner of this Eurovision with the song, Rock Me (Rock Me (Riva song)), representing Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia). This was the only victory for Yugoslavia as a unified state. - 8

and Luxembourg. These visa were not valid for extension of conversion into any other kind of visa and the visa holder was required to leave the country on or before the 30th day of the stay. "Rock Bottom (Rock Bottom (Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran song))" which he wrote in partnership with Lynsey de Paul, was the UK (United Kingdom) entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1977, and put him in the spotlight for the first time. Although leading early


advocacy work

;This position allows groups the opportunity to challenge systemic injustice and to engage in advocacy work with policy makers on behalf of people who are made poor." As well as including Christian Brothers from provinces all over the world, members of the Presentation Brothers will also have a presence within this community. Presence, Compassion, Liberation * 2000 '' Foreigners out


complex energy

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people taking

A as it is needed, therefore high levels of carotene are not toxic compared to the ester (animal) forms. The livers of certain animals, especially those adapted to polar environments, often contain amounts of vitamin A that would be toxic to humans. Thus, vitamin A toxicity is typically reported in Arctic explorers and people taking large doses of synthetic vitamin A. The first documented death due to vitamin A poisoning was Xavier Mertz, a Swiss (Switzerland) scientist who died


free biography

workmanship and leather. archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20070329083414 http: www.hide-city.com free biography 1993.html archivedate 2007-03-29 In 1994, hide recorded and released his first solo album, ''Hide Your Face''. In addition to all vocals and songwriting, he played most of the guitars and bass on some of the tracks. The cover art was based on a mask designed by Swiss (Switzerland) artist H. R. Giger.


major interest

German peoples who lived in those regions until shortly after World War II, and to their descendants; it is even occasionally used as a slang term to refer to all Germans including Austrians and Swiss Germans. Also, is it frequently used as a derogatory term for all Germans. Thommen, who had set up football betting pools in Switzerland in 1932, had a major interest in having purposeful matches played in the summer break. UEFA were initially disinclined to support the tournament, finding its

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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