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Östersund

the Republic of Jamtland was established in 1963. Ganman, Jens (1999) "Storsjöyran, Gamlin och republiken" in Sten Rentzhog: ''Jämten 2000'', p. 73. Östersund became the republic's "capital" and the home to the freedom festival Storsjöyran. Östersund continued to grow and in 1970 Frösö köping was made part of Östersund. In the year of 1971 a major reform occurred in Sweden creating large municipalities replacing all the older institutions and the new


Moline, Illinois

to construct I-74. Villa Park today is the area lying to the east of I-74 and to the south of Avenue of the Cities. '''Molette:''' After World War II, the influx of veterans coming home from the war created a huge demand for starter housing. The developers of Molette, as in Levittown, responded to this need by creating large tracts of identical prefabricated homes. The area consists of winding streets that run between 34th and 41st Streets and 12th and 23rd Avenues, each with small two bedroom ranch homes, many of which have had porches and extra rooms added on to them over the years. '''Rockview Estates:''' This neighborhood is west of 41st Street and between John Deere Road and Moline High School. Most of the houses in this neighborhood are actually duplexes, and more people rent here than in most neighborhoods. The neighborhood sets on the ridges above the Rock River Valley and some apartment buildings take advantage of this location, although recent development along the John Deere Road Corridor, including Wal-Mart and Lowe's, has left the natural beauty of the Rock River wetlands largely destroyed. There are no commercial establishments in the area, although the Moline Public Library is nearby on 41st Street. '''Homewood:''' Much like Wildwood, this neighborhood meanders along the bluff overlooking the Rock River Valley. It is bisected by 53rd Street but extends from 41st to 60th Streets south of 34th Avenue. The houses were mostly built in the 1970s and 1980s and are of various styles. One of the most beautiful homes in the neighborhood can be seen from the parking lot of Jane Addams Elementary School. It is a two story white home with 4 large columns. Homewood is also home to the Playcrafter's Barn Theater, a long-running home for community theater. Homewood, Wildwood, and Heritage are among the more heavily wooded neighborhoods in the city, and consequently, both suffered heavy damage in the derecho which swept through Moline on July 21, 2008 around 6:00A.M. '''Heritage:''' This neighborhood lies to the south of the big box retail of John Deere Road between 41st Street and 53rd Street. It is bounded to the south by the Rock River. A mile to the east of Heritage lies the Green Valley Sports Complex, home to the city's largest complex of baseball, softball, and soccer fields. Just south of the neighborhood on the north bank of the Rock River is Old Green Valley Park with a scenic view of the river and two boat ramps. Heritage homes were built between 1960 and 1980 and consist of ranch, split, and trilevel homes. With its position on the southern fringe of the city it is among the quieter neighborhoods in the city. In this neighborhood there is a grade school, several churches, and a dental office. '''Deerview Walton Hills:''' Deerview is one of the newest neighborhoods in the city, with a majority of homes built in the 1980s or later. Many of the homes in the Walton Hills addition have been built in the first decade of the 21st century and have typically adopted traditional suburban styles. Next to Walton Hills lies Millennium Park, the city's newest park, which is jointly maintained with East Moline. Landmarks . Quad Cities to LaSalle–Peru U.S. Route 6 crosses the I-74 Bridge from Bettendorf, Iowa south into Moline (Moline, Illinois), concurrent (Concurrency (road)) with Interstate 74. It remains with Interstate 74 for 5 miles (8 km) until the intersection with Interstate 280 (Interstate 280 (Illinois-Iowa)) south of the Rock River (Rock River (Mississippi River)). U.S. 6 then turns east at the Quad Cities International Airport. It intersects Interstate 80 as it leaves the Quad Cities area, and closely parallels I-80 for the rest of its length in Illinois.


Nha Trang

archives ECPAD website Industry Binh Dinh has transformed itself in a regional center of furniture manufacturing. The industry has been successful in creating large numbers of jobs, with furniture manufacturing enterprises employing around 40,000 workers and manufacturing in total around 107,000, making Binh Dinh leading in the South Central Coast in terms of industrial employment. More than two thirds of the province's gross industrial output is produced in Quy Nhon, which is the regions third largest industrial center after Da Nang and Nha Trang. Phu Tai Industrial Park is central to Binh Dinh's industry in general and the furniture industry in particular. Several chemical enterprises that supply the furniture and wood processing industry have been set up in the vicinity of the industrial park. People’s Committee Binh Dinh (2007): Yearbook of Information on Enterprises in Binh Dinh Province. Labour Publishing House, Hanoi: 162-165 Scotty Nguyen was born in Nha Trang, Vietnam, and came to America at the age of fourteen. He was expelled from school for spending too much time in underground poker games. Nguyen attended dealer school at the age of 21 and was employed at Harrah’s poker room. There he made about $150 a night and lost most of it playing $3–$6 stud. He described himself as a "fish" but wanted to gamble regardless. left thumb Vietnamese "Tirailleur" soldiers of the Nguyen Dynasty. (Image:Vietnamese Tirrailleurs of Nguyen.jpg) In 1792, the middle and the most notable of the three Tay Son brothers, Nguyen Hue Quang Trung, who had gained recognition as Emperor of Vietnam by driving the Le Dynasty and China out of northern Vietnam, died suddenly. Nguyen Anh took advantage of the situation and attacked northwards. By now, the majority of the original French soldiers, whose number peaked at less than 80 by some estimates, had departed. The majority of the fighting occurred in and around the coastal towns of Nha Trang in central Vietnam and Qui Nhon further to the south in Binh Dinh Province, the birthplace and stronghold of the Tay Son. Nguyen Anh began by deploying his expanded and modernised naval fleet in raids against coastal Tay Son territory. His fleet left Saigon and sailed northward on an annual basis during June and July, carried by southwesterly winds. The naval offensives were reinforced by infantry campaigns. His fleet would then return south when the monsoon ended, on the back of northeasterly winds. The large European wind-powered vessels gave the Nguyen navy a commanding artillery advantage, as they has a superior range to the Tay Son cannons on the coast. Combined with traditional galleys and a crew that was highly regarded for its discipline, skill and bravery, Mantienne, p. 532. the European-style vessels in the Nguyen fleet inflicted hundreds of losses against the Tay Son in 1792 and 1793. 1959–1970 After competing work-up trials and entering active service, ''Vampire'' underwent training exercises with ships of the RAN and Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) until early 1960. ''Vampire'' was deployed to the Far East Strategic Reserve in March 1960, and sailed to Singapore after a brief visit to New Zealand. She returned to Sydney in December, and was docked for refit until April 1961. The destroyer was awarded the Gloucester Cup for 1960, recognising her as the most efficient ship in the RAN. Following the refit, ''Vampire'' operated in Australian waters, including participation in the training exercise Tuckerbox in August, then returned to the Far East in September. Bastock, ''Australia's Ships of War'', p. 322 On 1 December 1961, a chief petty officer died aboard from illness. Cassells, ''The Destroyers'', p. 152 The destroyer was in Hong Kong for Christmas, then in January 1962, visited Nha Trang and Saigon in Vietnam with Dmoz:Regional Asia Vietnam Provinces Khanh Hoa Nha Trang Commons:Nha Trang


Fukuoka

, creating large crystals from the ground and turning the city into its fortress. Moguera arrives to once again fight SpaceGodzilla but is still no match for it. However, Godzilla arrives in Kagoshima Bay and fights SpaceGodzilla in Fukuoka, in his new crystal fortress. It is discovered that SpaceGodzilla is using Fukuoka tower in the city as a power source and is absorbing the energy through its shoulder crystals. After taking advantage of this weakness, Godzilla destroys SpaceGodzilla (along


São Tomé and Príncipe

encountered major difficulties. Economic growth stagnated, and cocoa exports dropped in both value and volume, creating large balance-of-payments deficits. Efforts to redistribute plantation land resulted in decreased cocoa production. At the same time, the international price of cocoa slumped. In response to its economic downturn, the government undertook a series of far-reaching economic reforms. In 1987, the government implemented an International Monetary Fund (IMF) structural adjustment program, and invited greater private participation in management of the parastatals, as well as in the agricultural, commercial, banking, and tourism sectors. The focus of economic reform since the early 1990s has been widespread privatization, especially of the state-run agricultural and industrial sectors. The São Toméan Government has traditionally obtained foreign assistance from various donors, including the UN Development Programme (United Nations Development Programme), the World Bank, the European Union (EU), Portugal, Taiwan, and the African Development Bank. In April 2000, in association with the Banco Central de São Tomé e Príncipe (Central Bank of São Tomé and Príncipe), the IMF approved a poverty reduction and growth facility for São Tomé aimed at reducing inflation to 3% for 2001, raising ideal growth to 4%, and reducing the fiscal deficit. In late 2000, São Tomé qualified for significant debt reduction under the IMF–World Bank's Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative. The reduction is being reevaluated by the IMF, due to the attempted coup d'état in July 2003 and subsequent emergency spending. Following the truce, the IMF decided to send a mission to São Tomé to evaluate the macroeconomic state of the country. This evaluation is ongoing, reportedly pending oil legislation to determine how the government will manage incoming oil revenues which are still poorly defined, but in any case expected to change the economic situation dramatically. In parallel, some efforts have been made to incentivize private tourism initiatives, but their scope remains limited. See Brígida Rocha Brito and others, ''Turismo em Meio Insular Africano: Potencialidades, constrangimentos e impactos'', Lisbon: Gerpress, 2010


Da Nang

port . It is the region's third largest industrial center (mainly based on furniture manufacturing) and also has strong agricultural, forestry, livestock, and fishing sectors. Industry Binh Dinh has transformed itself in a regional center of furniture manufacturing. The industry has been successful in creating large numbers of jobs, with furniture manufacturing enterprises employing around 40,000 workers and manufacturing in total around 107,000, making Binh Dinh leading in the South Central Coast in terms of industrial employment. More than two thirds of the province's gross industrial output is produced in Quy Nhon, which is the regions third largest industrial center after Da Nang and Nha Trang. Phu Tai Industrial Park is central to Binh Dinh's industry in general and the furniture industry in particular. Several chemical enterprises that supply the furniture and wood processing industry have been set up in the vicinity of the industrial park. People’s Committee Binh Dinh (2007): Yearbook of Information on Enterprises in Binh Dinh Province. Labour Publishing House, Hanoi: 162-165 In early August Major General Don Robertson, commanding the 1st Marine Division (1st Marine Division (United States)), turned his attention to the Que Son Valley following several major operations around Da Nang. In an attempt to draw the PAVN into another destructive confrontation Robertson launched Operation Cochise on August 11. However the PAVN largely managed to avoid contact with the three Marine battalions tasked with the operation which ended on August 28 with only modest results. Pre-primary education Public kindergartens usually admit children ranging from 18 months to 5 years of age. Sometimes, four- or five-year-old children are taught the alphabet and basic arithmetic. This level of education is not compulsory and tends to be popular in major cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Can Tho and Vung Tau. The missions from Tan Son Nhut began 21 April 1965, using the call signs ''Ethan Alpha'' and ''Ethan Bravo'', which became standard. After refueling at Da Nang Air Base, Ethan Alpha made a wave-top approach to its orbit station, where it remained five hours. Because of the threat of MiG interception, EC-121s were protected by a MiGCAP (Combat Air Patrol) of Lockheed F-104 Starfighters, and if for any reason the MiGCAP could not rendezvous, the EC-121s cancelled their mission. Air conditioning systems aboard the EC-121 were virtually useless in this profile and the heat produced by the electronics, combined with the threat of being shot down, made Alpha orbit missions in particular highly stressful. Michel 1997, p. 48. On 10 July 1965, in its first airborne-controlled interception, an EC-121 provided warning to a pair of US F-4C (McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II) fighters, resulting in the shooting down of two MiG-17s. The 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines made a night helicopter assault in the Elephant Valley south of Da Nang on 12 August 1965 shortly after Marine ground troops arrived in country. On 17 August 1965 in Operation Starlite the 2nd Battalion 4th Marines landed in three helicopter landing zones (LZs) west of the 1st VC Regiment in the Van Tuong village complex, Commons:Category:Da Nang


Falkland Islands

, the same latitude as the Falkland Islands. Shropshire would have been at the very edge of a large continent near the sea, which was being buckled by tectonic activity, causing volcanoes to form. The area had broad rivers; evidence of mudflats has been found. The rivers would have flowed out to sea, creating large estuaries; over time, the mudflats would have built up, and volcanic eruptions deposited ash in layers between the sand and mud. The primary rock of the Long Mynd


Saint Petersburg

demonstrates the slow spread of the skills necessary for creating large works, but by the 19th century most large Western countries could produce them without the need to import skills, and most statues of earlier figures are actually from the 19th or early 20th centuries. Biography Born in the Gorodok village of Vyazma uyezd (district) of Smolensk Governorate. Nakhimov entered the Naval Academy for the Nobility (''Morskoy Dvoryanskiy Korpus'') in Saint Petersburg in 1815. He made his first sea voyage in 1817, aboard the frigate ''Feniks'' ("Phoenix"), to the shores of Sweden and Denmark. Soon afterwards he was promoted to the rank of non-commissioned officer. In February 1818 he passed examinations to become a midshipman and was immediately assigned to the second Fleet Crew (''Flotskiy Ekipazh'') of the Russian Imperial Navy's Baltic Fleet. Nakhimov was buried inside St Vladimir's Cathedral in Sevastopol along with Mikhail Lazarev, V.A. Kornilov and Vladimir Istomin. There is a monument erected in his memory. The Imperial government presented other posthumous honors as well--naming the Naval college in Saint Petersburg after him, and establishing the Order of Nakhimov (with two degrees) and the Nakhimov Medal for Navy personnel. The Order of Nakhimov was preserved as one of the highest military decorations in Soviet Union and, upon its dissolution, in Russia. France, friendly towards both Russia and Austria, suggested a series of territorial adjustments, in which Austria would be compensated by parts of Prussian Silesia, and Prussia in turn would receive Polish Ermland (Warmia) (Warmia) and parts of the Polish fief, Duchy of Courland and Semigallia—already under Baltic German hegemony. King Frederick II of Prussia had no intention of giving up Silesia gained recently in the Silesian Wars; he was, however, also interested in finding a peaceful solution — his alliance with Russia (Russo-Prussian alliance) would draw him into a potential war with Austria, and the Seven Years' War had left Prussia's treasury and army weakened. He was also interested in protecting the weakening Ottoman Empire, which could be advantageously utilized in the event of a Prussian war either with Russia or Austria. Frederick's brother, Prince Henry (Prince Henry of Prussia), spent the winter of 1770–71 as a representative of the Prussian court at Saint Petersburg. As Austria had annexed 13 towns in the Hungarian Szepes region (Szepes county) in 1769 (violating the Treaty of Lubowla), Catherine II of Russia and her advisor General Ivan Chernyshyov suggested to Henry that Prussia claim some Polish land, such as Ermland. After Henry informed him of the proposal, Frederick suggested a partition of the Polish borderlands by Austria, Prussia, and Russia, with the largest share going to the party most weakened by the recent changes in balance of power, Austria. Thus Frederick attempted to encourage Russia to direct its expansion towards weak and non-functional Poland instead of the Ottomans. !--Austrian statesman, Wenzel Anton Graf Kaunitz, counter-proposed that Prussia take lands from Poland in return for relinquishing Silesia to Austria, but this plan was rejected by Frederick. commons:Category:Saint Petersburg WikiPedia:Saint Petersburg Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia Administrative Regions Saint Petersburg


Warsaw

thousands found their way to France. There, in accordance with the Franco-Polish Military Alliance of 1921 and the amendments of 1939, Polish Air Force units were to be re-created. However, the French headquarters was hesitant about creating large Polish air units, and instead most Polish pilots were attached to small units, so-called ''keys''. Only one large unit was formed, the ''Groupe de Chasse polonaise I 145'' stationed at Mions airfield. However, it was not until May 18, 1940


Peru

to the ceramics before firing. Slips are typically red, buff, white, and black; however, Nazca culture ceramic artists in Peru perfected 13 distinct colors of slips. They also used a hand-rotated turntable that allowed all sides of a ceramic piece to be painted with ease. These were first used in 500 BCE and continue to be used today. Stone-Miller 69-70 Slips can be applied overall in washes, creating large color fields, often with cloth, or they can be painted


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