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Duchy of Courland and Semigallia

, ending the Great Northern War in 1721, gave Vidzeme to Russia (it became part of the Riga Governorate (Governorate of Livonia)) . The Latgale region remained part of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth as Inflanty Voivodeship until 1772, when it was incorporated into Russia. The Duchy of Courland and Semigallia became an autonomous (autonomous area) Russian province (the Courland Governorate) in 1795, bringing all of what is now Latvia

mercilessly. His young widow, Thekla Walentinowicz, a local landowner's daughter, remarried Count Shuvalov, thus bringing the vast Zubov estates into the Shuvalov family. In 1561, during the Livonian war, Terra Mariana ceased to exist. Its northern parts were ceded to Sweden (Swedish empire) and formed into the Duchy of Estonia (Swedish Estonia), its southern territories became part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

in 1804. His young widow, Thekla Walentinowicz, a local landowner's daughter, remarried Count Shuvalov, thus bringing the palace to the Shuvalov family, with whom it remained until the German occupation in World War I when the German army established a hospital and a commandant's office there. thaler from 1645 '''Jacob Kettler''' ( ) (28 October 1610 – 1 January 1682) was a Baltic German Duke of the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia (1642

National Audubon Society v. Superior Court

is “an affirmation of the duty of the state to protect the people’s common heritage of streams, lakes, marshlands and tidelands, surrendering that right only in rare cases when the abandonment of that right is consistent with the purposes of the trust.” 7 UCLA J. Envtl. L. & Pol’y 67 1987-1988 The second issue in this case was whether plaintiffs must exhaust their remedies before the Water Board prior to bringing action in court. The California Supreme

Court determined that remedy can be pursued from the Water Board by challenging the unreasonable or unbeneficial use of appropriated water or by bringing an independent public trust claim. Therefore, the plaintiffs could claim that ''DWP’s'' use of the water was unreasonable. Plaintiffs also could bring the public trust claim pursuant to section 2501 of the Water Code, which said, “The board may determine, in the proceedings provided for in this chapter, all rights to water of a stream system

whether based upon appropriation, riparian right, or other basis of right.” Section 2501 refers to water rights as bringing the proceedings before the Water Board. Decision The California Supreme Court entered its decision in 1983 with the majority opinion written by Justice Broussard (Allen Broussard) with Justices Bird (Rose Bird), Mosk (Stanley Mosk), Kaus (Otto Kaus) and Reynoso (Cruz Reynoso), concurring. A separate concurring opinion


the effect of seriously curtailing both farming and grazing in the affected areas: it is a very rare farmer indeed (or animal) that will stay put while some characters are constantly throwing nasty missiles all around. As a result, famine ensued in the Miga-Jahun complex. This resulting famine might not be altogether fortuitous. It may well be that Buhari had calculated that he could achieve his goal of bringing Kano Emirate to the negotiating table through a deliberate policy of starving her

. But by then, of course, it was rather too late…………… The man to whom fell the unenviable task of bringing the supposedly recalcitrant Emir to order was the very man who, ironically, had been the major supporter of Buhari’s succession within the Sultan’s inner circles – the Waziri of Sokoto. However, the Waziri of Sokoto was not the type of man to be worried by ironical twists. Once he had his orders from “the commander of the faithful” the Waziri would just as easily slay a man as turban him. Just

Lower Navarre

of Saint-Palais (Saint-Palais, Pyrénées-Atlantiques), a former Navarrese capital. Although close to Béarn, Basque influence and traditions are strong. Lower Navarrese is a dialect of the Basque language spoken in the region. Just south of Saint-Palais, the three principal routes to Santiago de Compostela on the Way of St James met at the hamlet of Ostabat, bringing much wealth and trade to the area in medieval times. The Way of St James headed south from Saint

when its Huguenot sovereign became King Henry IV of France; with the declaration of the French Republic and execution of Louis XVI, the last King of France and Navarre, the kingdom was merged into a unitary French state. The club is known for its cantera policy of bringing young Basque (Basque people) players through the ranks, as well as recruiting top Basque players from other clubs (like Joseba Etxeberria or Javi Martínez). Athletic official policy is signing

Captaincy General of Guatemala

of the capital. This dramatically increased the potential for expansion of the city. In 1524 the Spanish arrived on Honduras led by Hernan Cortes, bringing forces down from Mexico. Much of the conquest was done in the following two decades, first by groups loyal to Cristóbal de Olid, and then by those loyal of Francisco Montejo but most particularly by those following Alvarado. In addition to Spanish resources, the conquerors relied heavily armed forces from Mexico— Tlaxcalans

people Pipil warriors. In 1525, he returned and succeeded in bringing the district under control of the Audiencia of Mexico (Real Audiencia of Mexico). It was Alvarado who named the district for ''El Salvador (Jesus Christ)'' ("The Savior") and was appointed its first governor, a position he held until his death in 1541. The area was under the authority of a short-lived Audiencia of Panama from 1538 to 1543, when most of Central America was placed under a new Audiencia of Guatemala


Annuaire_ins_2011 population.pdf title Annuaires_Statistiques publisher Institut National de la Statistique du Niger accessdate 2 May 2013 History The city was founded before the fourteenth century and gradually became the most important Tuareg (Tuareg people) city, supplanting Assodé, by growing around trans-Saharan trade. The city still sees the arrival of caravan (Camel train)s, bringing salt from Bilma. In 1449, Agadez

to the region, with many small towns gaining valuable tourism revenue. In 2004, a locust invasion ravaged many gardens, bringing scarcity and contributing to the Second Tuareg Rebellion (beginning in 2007) which continues to plague the region, effectively ending the nascent tourist industry. Geels (2006) Music of Niger includes the guitar music of the Tuaregs of Agadez as performed by Group Inerane, Group Bombino and others. While the well known

Captaincy General of Cuba

, initially bringing the province under the administrative control of Cuba, although due to distance and sea currents, Florida's government was granted the right to correspond directly with the Council of the Indies. The Church played an important role in the Spanish settlement of the Americas. Furthermore, since governors, as representatives of the King, oversaw church administration due to the crown's right of patronage (Ius patronatus), the church and state were tightly intertwined

the extra-constitutional step in 1897 of writing the ''Constitución Autonómica (Autonomic Charter)'', which granted the Caribbean islands autonomy, technically bringing the Captaincy General to an end. Given the urgency of the movement, the government approved this unusual measure. The new government of the island was to consist of "an Island Parliament, divided into two chambers and one Governor-General, representative of the Metropolis, who will carry out his duties in its name

Gori, Georgia

that “the Orthodox Russians were bombing Orthodox Georgians," and dismissing the Russian accusations of Georgia’s “genocide” in South Ossetia as “pure lie” . He also helped retrieve bodies of deceased Georgian soldiers and civilians.<

: edm email-to-friend.php?article_id 2368328 The demonstration gradually grew large, attracting more and more people, who were bringing memorial wreaths to the Stalin monument. The confused local authorities did not actively oppose these activities. The demonstrations in the capital triggered similar protests in other parts of the republic such as Gori (Gori, Georgia), Kutaisi, Rustavi, Sukhumi, and Batumi. ref name "Kozlov" >


is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Hungary. The population is around 35,000 people but in the summer season there is another 200,000 people being on vacation at the same time. The name of the city means Cape Sió (Sió is a river bringing water into river Danube). Understand thumb 350px Siófok sunset (File:Siofok-coucher-8.jpg) Siófok is mostly famous of its huge nightlife and the never ending parties specially in the weekends. The town is often called "the partying

, attractions, events and services. Here can obtain free publications, shop for maps, guidebooks, tourist cards, book local tour programs, accommodation, tickets for different events. Also here is a mall gift shop Climate Siófok is located on a fairly flat area at the south-east end of Balaton. As the north shore is quite hilly the wind usually hits the south coast bringing some random heavy storms usually in late June but other than that the climate is very hot all summer specially


Zenobia, bringing her back to Rome. He paraded her in golden chains in the presence of the senator Marcellus Petrus Nutenus, but allowed her to retire to a villa in Tibur (Tivoli, Italy), where she took an active part in society for years. A legionary fortress was established in Palmyra and although no longer an important trade center, it nevertheless remained an important junction of Roman roads in the Syrian desert. Isaac (2000) (#Isaac), p. 165 :''For the town

and took over Bosra and lands as far to the west as Egypt, establishing the short-lived Palmyrene Empire. Next, she took Antioch and large sections of Asia Minor to the north. In 272, the Roman Emperor Aurelian finally restored Roman control and Palmyra was besieged and sacked, never to recover her former glory. Aurelian captured Zenobia, bringing her back to Rome. He paraded her in golden chains in the presence of the senator Marcellus Petrus Nutenus, but allowed her

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