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Couva

. Consequently, just over 75,000 acres of land became available for other uses. Establishment and Prominence of the Point Lisas Industrial Estate Point Lisas is a world-class petrochemical and heavy industrial estate clustered around a series of port facilities on Trinidad’s sheltered western coastline. Construction of major plants in the estate did not begin until the 1970s. Since then, the Point Lisas Industrial Estate has been a major success story in Trinidad and Tobago’s recent economic history and the development of natural gas-based industry on the estate has been a major impetus for the transformation of Trinidad & Tobago into a gas-based economy. The location at Point Lisas was chosen due to the nature of the coastline and crucially the availability of large tracts of flat undeveloped land next to the coast. This landholding belonged to Caroni Ltd, at that time a private company owned by Tate and Lyle in London. The "estate" is now home to over 90 companies, e.g. YARA, Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd. (PPGPL), PLIPDECO, and Methanex. This includes the world's largest methanol plant, along with five additional plants, produces ca. 13% of global methanol output. The National Gas Company (NGC) of Trinidad and Tobago was founded alongside this as an aggregator and distributor of feedstock provided by the upstream. The idea behind NGC was to consolidate supply and provide guaranteed distribution to the various consumers at the end of its pipeline network. The elimination of large contracts between upstream and downstream created an efficient system of gas flow which the estate was fed. Urban structure Couva is approximately 15 km from San Fernando, 15 km from Chaguanas and 40 km from Port of Spain. It has a general East-West orientation and sprawls the Caroni Central plains with a constant north easterly wind. Couva benefits immensely from its unique location. The Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway ensures easy access to Port of Spain and San Fernando, in addition to the neighboring towns of Chaguanas, Point Lisas, Point a Pierre and Marabella. Transportation, Public Service Utilities, Shopping, Recreation and Entertainment, Health Care, Businesses, Schools and Industrial Centres are readily accessible. The urban structure of Couva is similar to that of most towns in Central Trinidad with a mix of residential and commercial activity within the town centre itself, i.e. along the Southern Main Road. Couva's major urban areas are: Mcbean Village (north of Couva town centre); Balmain incl. Central Park (east of the town centre); Isaac Settlement (south of the Southern Main Road); Lisas Gardens construction by the government (bounded between the Southern Main Road and Rivulet Road); Exchange Lots (north of Southern Main Road and in the centre of the town); and Couva North Gardens and Roystonia (north of Southern Main Road and occupies the former Exchange Estate area). Phases 1-3 of the Couva North Housing Project (in Perseverance) was built by the Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and like Lisas Gardens is primarily Afro-Trinidadian. The HDC entered into a joint venture arrangement with the private sector to design, finance and construct Phases 4-6 of the Couva North Housing Project also known as Roystonia. Under this arrangement, the development of over 170Ha of land from Perseverance to the Southern Main Road, has been constructed and delivered in excess of 1,000 homes. This development has attracted primarily Indo-Trinidadian of middle income or upper-middle income background into the Couva area. These new communities have profoundly changed the character of the town and significantly increased the overall population of the town. The community is located East of Perseverance Waterloo Main Road, west of the Southern Main Road, north of Couva Main Road Carli Bay Road and south of the Exchange Road, Couva. There are also substantial residential developments in progress within the Couva region on former Caroni (1975) Ltd. lands. Consequently the current services within Couva are under strain and are in state of transition or expansion to incorporate the new influx of residential activity. Economy Couva is the administrative and commercial centre of the region and the Point Lisas Port and Industrial Estate falls within the Greater Couva Urban Area. By 2000 Couva had the highest number (789) of businesses in the region. With the closure of Caroni (1975) Limited and the resultant decline in sugarcane production, more lands in the Greater Couva Area will be under pressure for residential, commercial, and industrial expansion. The main economic sectors in the region are as follows: :- Commercial business activities largely restricted to retail trade (personal and household products, auto parts and services, banks, and mini‐marts and groceries, etc.). :- Industrial development based on the existence of cement manufacturing in Claxton Bay by the Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL); petrochemical related industries at Point Lisas Industrial Estate; Petrotrin’s oil refinery operations at Pointe-à-Pierre; and other small light industry parks established by the Evolving Tecknologies and Enterprise Development Company (eTeck). :- Agricultural activities comprising livestock rearing, mixed agriculture, and other agriculture. The Couva-Pt. Lisas Chamber of Commerce headquarters is based within Couva located on Camden Road in Couva and its new building was commissioned 2012. The town is served by all the major banks in Trinidad, e.g. First Citizens Bank (FCB), Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Republic Bank, and also the Unit Trust Corporation (UTC). Inclusive of these banks, there are numerous credit unions currently existing in Couva, e.g. TECU, Venture. Including many of the common fast food chains, Indian and Chinese food outlets, the popular restaurants in the town include Balthazar, Bourgonvilla, Touch n Taste, JZZ's Steakhouse, and Lady Gay. In addition, there are six beaches in the region where a significant amount and value of fish are landed. These beaches are Brickfield, Claxton Bay, Carli Bay, Orange Valley, St. Margaret Bay, and Waterloo. Located in Gran Couva (east of Couva), La Vega Estate is a 250 acre hideaway with outdoor activities and interests for the whole family. Originally a cocoa estate, La Vega is now home to a unique combination of garden centre, plant nursery, nature and recreation park. Transport The primary means of access to the region from areas in north and south Trinidad are the Uriah Butler Highway and Sir Solomon Hochoy Highways and the Southern Main Road. Also, a route between Chaguanas and Rio Claro (Rio Claro, Trinidad and Tobago), in the form of the Caparo Valley Brasso Road and the Tabaquite Rio Claro Road, runs diagonally through the region. There is no strong road link with areas to the east of the region. The Couva Preysal flyover was previously one of the most congested flyovers in the country, and the main access point to and from the highway, but has undergone an extensive upgrade (completed in March 2012) and significantly alleviated these problems. The Rivulet road which extends from the Couva Preysal flyover to the Point Lisas roundabout (and runs the entire southern length of Couva) is expected to be converted into a dual carriageway in 2013-15. This is expected to allow ease of traffic directly to the Point Lisas and the Couva town centre. Access is also possible by sea through existing industrial port facilities at Point Lisas. Point Lisas handles approximately 45 per cent of container cargo and 90 per cent of break bulk cargo (goods that don't come in containers) for the country. The Port also handles about 60 per cent of local manufacturers' goods for export. Port Point Lisas is the second major port in Trinidad and covers a total area of approximately 19 hectares. The national helicopter service is also based at Camden in Couva. Demography Formally a predominantly East Indian locality, Couva became increasingly populated by Afro-Trinidadians, primarily from urban areas that had reached a saturation point in terms of job opportunities, as well as dilapidated rural areas. Even though Indo-Trinidadians remain dominant numerically, the presence of the Afro-Trinidadians changed the character of Couva. Afro-Trinidadian neighborhoods center on National Housing Authority (NHA) housing projects, which were inaugurated by the government, and funded by oil revenues, to accommodate this new influx in population. To its credit, the culture of the community is more or less a sample of the national culture. Religious practices and rituals are mainly along the lines of the Christian (Roman Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian, Pentecostal Evangelist (Evangelicalism)), Seventh-day Adventist,Baptist, Hindu and Muslim faiths. The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Trinidad & Tobago had its genesis in the spot formerly occupied by the Heart and Hand Friendly Society Hall, and the Church has had a continuous presence since November 1895. Education The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) Point Lisas campus is located Esperanza Road. Brechin Castle, Couva, about 35 kilometers from the University of the West Indies (UWI) campus at St. Augustine. With its genesis in the Trinidad and Tobago Institute of Technology (TTIT), UTT initially focused on programmes in engineering and technology. The construction of the first phase of the UTT aviation campus at Camden Base, Couva will start in 2014.The entire project comprises three phases and the first phase will be completed in 2015. Phase one includes construction of classrooms as flight device training facilities, ancillary facilities, outfitting and consultancy services. Holy Faith Convent Couva, located on the Couva Main Road in Exchange Lots, was the first secondary school in the Central rural area. Established in 1951, it remained small until the introduction of free education in the 1960s. However, the warm, loving family atmosphere of the small school was well grounded to adapt, not only to over 700 pupils, but to a multi-denominational student body today. The Couva East Secondary School (formerly known as Couva Secondary School) was built in 1963 and is directly opposite the Couva Magistrates Courthouse on Church Street. The school rose to prominence during the 1970s and 1980s, and since then has earned several national scholarships, and most scholarships gained by a government run secondary school), which is also among the best of the government secondary schools in the country. Today the school still remains prestigious within the Couva area. The Couva West Secondary school is also located in Church Street, Couva. The Exchange Presbyterian and RC primary schools located in Exchange Lots, Couva has consistently ranked highly in the national SEA examinations. The Sevilla Private Primary school is also considered one of the most prestigious schools in the region. The Rudranath Capildeo Learning Resource Centre (RCLRC) is located in McBean Village. The RCLRC is a training hub for professionals of the education sector. It is geared towards encouraging tertiary research in all aspects of education among the Ministry of Education's staff. However, its services extend further into the community, drawing users from the teacher training colleges, the University of the West Indies, other institutions and libraries, as well as members of the general public. The NESC Skills and Technology Centre, Point Lisas is the main campus of the NESC. The centre, at the corner of Rivulet and Southern Main Roads, Point Lisas, replaced NESC’s centre at Brechin Castle, which was transferred to the University of Trinidad and Tobago. The construction of the NIHERST Science City in Indian Trail is planned. The National Science City is envisioned to be a world-class facility for fun and experiential learning of science and technology. the centre will cover 52 acres and is an expansion of the National Science Centre in D'Abadie . There are also numerous other primary schools within the Couva area. Health The region is serviced by the Couva health facility. The Couva health facility was the most heavily utilized of the South West Regional Health Authority's (SWRHA) district facilities with more than 162,000 people. The facility is currently being upgraded to include an adjacent laboratory equipped to conduct lab tests such as complete blood count, renal function, liver function, blood glucose levels and other diagnostic tests. The Trinidad and Tobago government, in a loan agreement with the Government of China, is currently constructing a Children's Hospital and Multi-Training Centre for Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacology (using the UDeCOTT) which will be a self-contained, centralized medical facility equipped with the most modern and high-end medical equipment. The facility will consist of 230 beds, and includes a Burns Care Unit, central Pharmacy,Children's and Adult's Casualty Clinic, and Helicopter Rooftop Access for Emergencies. The current completion date is 2015. Sport The Ato Boldon Stadium, located in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago, is named after the eight-time Olympic and World Championship medal winner and 1997 200 m World Champion, Ato Boldon. The stadium was constructed in 2001. The National Men’s Team and Women’s Team use the stadium as their training centre. ABS is also the home of Athletics. Every year there are various National Tournaments and Invitationals held by various clubs and by the National Athletic Association. The capacity of the stadium is approximately 10,000 persons.Central FC plays its home games at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago. The Sevilla Sports club is located south of Rivulet road and includes two tennis courts, swimming pool, golf course and snooker. The Brechin Castle Golf Course started out as a 9-hole course in 1927 and was increased to an 18-hole course in 1929 1930, but by 1938 nine holes had been reclaimed by the sugar cane factory when sugar cane crops were planted on the site and houses were built on it. The course at presentis being used regularly for tournaments by other clubs and it also has its monthly medal games. The club house, called Seville Club, was formerly the residence of the manager of Brechin Castle. The National Cricket Centre (NCC) was opened by the Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team Board of Control (TTCBC) in 2002 on 17.5 acres of land at Balmain, Couva from Caroni (1975) Ltd. (construction started in 1997). The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board plans to rehabilitate, refurbish and develop the Balmain Cricket Centre to allow for playing cricket at the regional first class level. The Gilbert Park cricket ground is located on the corner of the Southern Main Road and Rivulet Road. The Couva Recreation Ground and Balmain Cricket club ground are notable sporting areas in the town. W Connection Wanderers C.C. and Clico Preysal Sports Club are notable cricket clubs in the Couva catchment area. The National Aquatic Centre and National Cycle Track are currently under construction in the vicinity of the Ato Boldon Stadium.The Aquatic Centre will include a 50 metre swimming pool (to provide facilities for the hosting of and training for international competitions), a 50 metre warm-up pool, a 25 metre diving pool, and total permanent seating capacity of 700 seats. The National Cycle Track will include a 250 metre x 7 metre wood cycling track with embankment of 42 degrees to the International Cycle Union (UCI) standard Category 1, and 2,500 seats in the cycling track configuration. The Couva public swimming pool is located in Railway Station Road. The Aquatic Centre, Cycling Velodrome, Ato Boldon Stadium, and the NCC are expected to make Couva the main hub of sports in the country. Air services There is also an airstrip located on the outskirts of the town called the Camden Base (Camden Airstrip), which was originally built by the US military during World War II. It handles helicopters as well as light aircraft and has a 4000 ft x 50 ft, paved runway. It is the main operating base of both National Helicopter Services Limited and Briko Air Services. Briko Air Services Limited is a multi-faceted air transportation service company. The company's primary business activities include air charter services and agricultural aerial spraying services. Briko currently offers offshore energy production support, external lifts, environmental support, agricultural services, flight training and general charter services. The company's offshore energy production charter services provide transportation and support personnel, equipment and supplies to petroleum production service firms in support of the drilling for and production of oil and gas in Trinidad. Ad hoc services are being provided to The National Gas Company, Trinmar and other non-energy based organizations. Briko owns and operates a flight training school for fixed wing aircraft and provide flight support for pilots of the regional airlines. The Trinidad and Tobago Government announced plans to construct the Aviation Institute of Trinidad and Tobago in the vicinity of the Camden base, as part of the University of Trinidad and Tobago. The institute will be established through partnerships with Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL), Metal Industries Limited (MIC), National Helicopter Services Limited (NHSL), the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA) and the Air Guard. Culture Couva, which is known as the oldest sugar village in Trinidad, generated much of its prominence from its production of this major crop. To commemorate its historical involvement in the sugar industry, the Sugar & Energy Festival was founded by the Couva Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce and held at the Gilbert Park grounds annually. Couva is known has a focal point for the development and dissemination of Chutney music during the 1980s and 1990s. The Rienzi Complex typically hosts the Trinidad Chutney-Soca Monarch semifinals. Couva is one of the more Carnival hosts, with full shows on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. Jouvert is part of the Carnival Monday show and calypso (calypso music) shows are held in the town centre during the Carnival season. Culturally, the town is the home of Couva Joylanders Steel Orchestra, a group well known for its varied repertoire and community projects. The band holds its practice sessions in a newly built steelpan complex at Railway Road, Couva, built by the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure in conjunction with National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC). It is also the setting of Derek Walcott's play Beef, No Chicken. References 1. * The '''FIFA U-17 World Championship 2001''' was held in the cities of Port of Spain, Malabar (Malabar, Trinidad and Tobago), Marabella, Couva, and Bacolet in Trinidad and Tobago between 13 September and 30 September 2001. Players born after 1 January 1984 could participate in this tournament. Although '''France (France national football team)''' had only appeared once before at the FIFA U-17 World Championship, in Canada back in 1987 when they finished sixth, the current crop of French youngsters arrived in the Caribbean determined to emulate their illustrious elders' winning ways at '''France '98 (France 98)''' and '''Euro 2000'''. And so it was, Jean-François Jodar's side showing maturity beyond their years. Aggressive in the tackle and tactically very organised, they oscillated between a 3-5-2 and 3-6-1 and were able to rely on two extremely gifted individuals from Le Havre: Anthony Le Tallec and Florent Sinama-Pongolle, who won both the top scorer, with 9 goals scored, and Player of the Tournament awards. The young "Blues" won five of their six games, losing to Nigeria (Nigeria national football team) in the first round but getting their revenge in the Final. They hit five in a game on two occasions, against the USA (United States men's national soccer team) (5-3) and Japan (Japan national football team) (5-1) in group matches, before brushing past two footballing giants, Brazil (Brazil national football team) and Argentina (Argentina national football team) (2-1 in both games) at the knockout stage and overcoming Nigeria 3-0 in the final to win their first ever FIFA U-17 World title. '''Basdeo Panday''' (born May 25, 1933) was the 5th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago from 1995 to 2001 and has served as Leader of the Opposition (Opposition (parliamentary)) from 1976–1977, 1978–1986, 1989–1995 and 2001–2010. He was first elected to Parliament in 1976 as the Member (Member of Parliament) for Couva North. He is the former Chairman and party leader of the Opposition (Parliamentary opposition) United National Congress. In 2006, Panday was convicted (Basdeo Panday#Legal problems) of failing to declare a bank account in London and imprisoned but as of March 20, 2007, that conviction (Basdeo Panday#Legal problems) has been quashed by the Court of Appeal. He was granted bail on April 28 pending the outcome of his appeal due to his health condition and the poor state of health facilities at the Arouca prison. On May 1 he decided to resign as Chairman of the United National Congress, but the party's executive refuse to accept his resignation. However, he lost the party's internal elections on January 24, 2010 to Deputy Leader Kamala Persad-Bissessar by a large margin. '''Tyrell Fabian Johnson''' (born January 10, 1917, Tunapuna, Trinidad, died April 5, 1985, Couva, Trinidad) was a West Indian (West Indies cricket team) cricketer who played in one Test (Test cricket) in 1939 (West Indian cricket team in England in 1939).


Cranbrook, British Columbia

a major success, averaging as many as 10,000 fans per game in 2004–05 (2004–05 WHL season). The Hitmen were followed one year later by the Edmonton Ice, who failed after only two seasons because of conflicts with the Edmonton Oilers. The team would become the Kootenay Ice, who have become a major success in Cranbrook, British Columbia, despite being one of the smallest markets in the league. In the new millennium, the league has given birth to four new expansion teams—the Vancouver Giants in 2001, the Everett Silvertips in 2003, the Chilliwack Bruins in 2005, and the Edmonton Oil Kings in 2007, as the Oilers have taken an interest in cultivating a junior team in the Alberta capital. '''Kootenay Ice''' Cranbrook (Cranbrook, British Columbia), British Columbia, Canada Cranbrook Recreational Complex * Courtenay (Courtenay, British Columbia) Comox (Comox, British Columbia) - ''Comox Valley Echo'', ''Comox Valley Record'' * Cranbrook (Cranbrook, British Columbia) - ''East Kootenay Weekly'', ''Kootenay News Advertiser'' * Creston (Creston, British Columbia) - ''Creston Valley Advance'' Fernie lies on the Elk River (Elk River (British Columbia)), along Canada's southernmost east-west transportation corridor through the Rockies (Rocky Mountains) that crosses the range via the Crowsnest Pass, 40 kilometres (25 mi) to the east. As the largest and longest-established community between Cranbrook (Cranbrook, British Columbia) and Lethbridge, Fernie serves as a minor regional centre, particularly for its fellow Elk Valley (Elk Valley (British Columbia)) communities. * The UK's biggest outbreak occurred in Torbay in Devon in 1995. * In the summer of 1996, ''Cryptosporidium'' affected approximately 2,000 people in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. Weeks later, a separate incident occurred in Kelowna, British Columbia, where 10,000 to 15,000 people got sick. left thumb 150px Location of Cranbrook (Image:Cranbrook, British Columbia Location.png) A helicopter crash Tuesday in Cranbrook, British Columbia (w:Cranbrook, British Columbia) left a pedestrian and the aircraft's three occupants dead. Authorities such as Canada's Transportation Safety Board (w:Transportation Safety Board of Canada) continue to investigate, and have not yet identified a reason for the crash. Canadian Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon (w:Lawrence Cannon) issued a statement of condolences regarding those involved in the disaster, while confirming the federal government's involvement in the investigation.


Clonakilty

community but also of the Irish people as a whole. The Festival is held each year on the third weekend in July, with the motto: "Cut the Misery and Spread the Positivity". In its first year the festival was a major success with a large crowds turning out for the opening Street party and bubble blowing ceremony. Other events held included; children's sports Day, Voluntary organisation showcase, Speakers corner, Break dancing, Story telling, traditional Irish music, Kindness Zones (areas throughout the town where small free gift where given out), A free raffle and Jungle Picnic. 'Irish Central news web site' Retrieved 28 January 2013. Sport Clonakilty has a GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) club, two soccer clubs (Clonakilty A.F.C, Clonakilty Town), a rugby (Rugby football) club and a Martial Arts club (Warrior Tae Kwon Do). The teams have been successful in recent years winning the Cork Senior Football Championship in 2009, 1996, and being runners up in the 2003 competition. Clonakilty RFC also became a senior rugby club in 2001 and spent 12 wonderful years in the All Ireland Rugby League (AIB League) until they were relegated to Division 1 of the Munster junior league where they currently play. Clonakilty won their first adult hurling county title when they won the Cork Minor B Hurling Championship in 2007. Clonakilty A.F.C. have won the Beamish Cup in 2008 & 1995 and in 2014 featured Australian international, Alex Swift. Students of the Clonakilty "Warrior Tae Kwon Do" club compete in a variety of Tae Kwon Do (taekwondo), Kickboxing and Freestyle (Freestyle Fighting) tournaments and the club has produced 4 World Champions WikiPedia:Clonakilty Dmoz:Regional Europe Ireland Cork Localities Clonakilty Commons:Category:Clonakilty


Northern England

, was a major success and toured for ten years, throughout the UK. She later said "One day I was in Plymouth's palace theatre and the next playing Blackpool!". She made the first of ten appearances in Royal Variety Performances in 1928, following a premiere stint at the London Palladium, gaining a devoted following with a mixture of self-deprecating jokes, comic songs and monologues, as well as cheerful "depression (Great Depression in the United Kingdom)-era" songs all

England North of England to break away from the perceived London bias (although, ironically, it was shot in the BBC's London studios), and in 1971 an English Regions Drama Department had been established at BBC Birmingham headed by David Rose (David Rose (producer)) with a remit for making 'regional drama', gaining a major success with Alan Bleasdale's ''Boys from the Blackstuff'' in 1982. In the modern era, however, the separate BBC branches in Scotland, Wales and Northern


Normal, Illinois

in Des Moines (Des Moines, Iowa), Iowa, where she worked in classical (classical music) and gospel choirs as well as jazz ensembles. Originally a psychology major, success at a talent show convinced her that her strength had always been in music. She switched to a music major and began recording her own songs. In 1996, she transferred to Normal (Normal, Illinois)'s Illinois State University, and majored in music. In September 1997, Johnson met an assistant scout for Jive Records at a charity basketball game. That contact allowed her to send in a demo tape, which had an immediate impact; days later, she got a callback from a Jive executive with an offer for a deal. "That's a miracle", Johnson later observed. "Demo tapes don't get heard like that." The experience renewed her resolve. For decades, WCIA was available on Bloomington (Bloomington, Illinois) Normal (Normal, Illinois) cable systems along with WMBD-TV until March 2000. Shortly after Nexstar bought controlling interest in both stations, it announced it would pull WCIA from AT&T Cable Services (now Comcast) in that area due to competition. The move would make WMBD the only CBS affiliate and mean that it would not have to share advertisers with or lose ratings points to WCIA. A group of outraged residents called "Citizens to Keep WCIA on-the-air" started a group that protested against Nexstar. Nexstar did not listen and eventually dropped WCIA from Bloomington–Normal area cable systems. However, WCIA's Grade B signal had always covered the Bloomington–Normal area on analog (analog television) VHF (Very high frequency) Channel 3 and its digital (digital terrestrial television) signal on UHF (Ultra high frequency) channel 48 also covers the same area, meaning that Bloomington–Normal residents can still receive WCIA over-the-air (terrestrial television). The WCIA analog and digital signals both have coverage areas that extend as far west as Morton (Morton, Illinois). Early life Duncan was born in Normal, Illinois, on December 4, 1920, and attended public schools in Bloomington (Bloomington, Illinois). Duncan, Robert Blackford. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 20, 2007. In 1939, he began college at the University of Alaska, staying through 1940 when he transferred to Illinois Wesleyan University where he graduated in 1942 with a bachelors degree. In college he met fellow student Marijane Beverly Dill (born June 30, 1920) and the two were married on December 19, 1942. Marijane Duncan, ex-official’s wife, dies. The Oregonian, November 13, 1990. The couple would have seven children together: Nancy, Angus, David, James, Laurie, Bonnie and Jeanne. While in Alaska he had worked in the gold fields, and while in Illinois he had worked for a bank and seed company. The '''Mitsubishi Endeavor''' is a mid-size crossover SUV built by Mitsubishi Motors at their manufacturing facility (Diamond-Star Motors) in Normal, Illinois. Based on the PS platform (Mitsubishi PS platform), it was the first vehicle built under Mitsubishi's "Project America", a program aimed at introducing vehicles for North America without having to compromise to accommodate other export markets. "Mitsubishi Motors Announces "Project America" -- First product Is Next Generation SUV", Mitsubishi Motors press release, February 14, 2000 operator city-served Bloomington (Bloomington, Illinois) Normal (Normal, Illinois), Illinois location '''Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal'''


South Beach

Music Festival was held as a one day event at the end of the Winter Music Conference in 1999 with performances by Rabbit in the Moon and DJ Baby Anne. The event was held on South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida, and was a major success. In March 2000 the festival returned to South Beach as a one day event, the festival was met with even more success and was renewed immediately for a third year. - 1999-2000 South Beach, Miami - On July 2, 2005


Veliko Tarnovo

;''English name:'' Ephraem Under Ivan Asen II (Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria) (1218–1241), Bulgarian fortunes improved, reconquering the lost lands and occupying Odrin and Albania. In the beginning of his reign he peacefully regained Belgrade and Branicevo which were lost to Hungary and some lands from the Latin Empire. After the major success at Klokotnitsa (Battle of Klokotnitsa) in 1230 the Epirus Despotate became a vassal tributary to Bulgaria. In an inscription from Veliko


Kronstadt

-Admiral) Henry Byam Martin. The major success of the campaign was the capture and destruction, in a near-perfect combined operation by French and British soldiers and sailors, of the Russian fortress of Bomarsund on the Aland Islands, which were temporarily liberated from Russian rule and which Napier offered to Sweden (they were declined). But he refused to attack the great naval bases at Sveaborg (Suomenlinna) (often quoted as the "Gibraltar of the north") and Kronstadt, which observation had established were probably impregnable without shallow-draught bomb vessels which he did not have; and a great outcry (led by ''The Times'' newspaper) was raised against him for his apparent lack of determination. (His inaction was thoroughly justified by the sequel: in 1855 a better-equipped Anglo-French fleet did bombard Sveaborg, but despite an enormous expenditure of ammunition caused the fortress only trifling structural damage.) Napier felt he was continually being second-guessed by the Admiralty, and especially by the First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir James Graham (Sir James Graham, 2nd Baronet). In fact the Naval Lords were reacting to adverse press coverage and unwilling to accept the assessment of the commander on the spot, and relations between them deteriorated as his ships maintained the blockade in atrocious weather, quite unable to storm or destroy impregnable Russian fortresses into the bargain. Never one to mince his words or submit to what he felt to be unmerited criticism, Napier's 'disrespectful' tone in his despatches, which the Admiralty complained of, ''Russian War, 1854, Baltic and Black Sea, Official Correspondence'', p. 197: Secretary of the Admiralty to Sir Charles Napier 13 January 1855: "... you have repeatedly thought fit to adopt a tone in your correspondence with their Lordships which is not respectful of their authority". sealed his professional fate. Nevertheless, though lacking any dramatic action apart from the capture of Bomarsund, Napier had achieved a great deal. In one modern assessment, the campaign "had successfully bottled up the Russian Navy for the entire first summer of the war. The tsar had been denied an opportunity to reinforce his Black Sea fleet with additional ships. The 30,000 Russian troops posted in the Gulf had also been prevented from joining the army in the Crimea." ''A Brief History of the Crimean War'' by Alexis Troubetzkoy (London: Robinson, 2006. ISBN 1-824529-420-3), p. 223. In addition, Napier's constant training had welded the fleet personnel into a much more competent force for the next year's campaign; and not a single ship had been lost. Gustav's main aim was to recapture some of the territory in Finland that had been lost to the Russians in the disastrous war of 1741-43 (Russo-Swedish War 1741-1743). In 1788, he launched a surprise attack against the Russian fleet, intending to catch it by surprise. The plan was to attack Kronstadt and land a force to assault the capital of St Petersburg. The former Drawing Offices of Harland and Wolff, Belfast, once the largest shipyard in the world, where the RMS Titanic was designed and built. Buildings formerly belonging to the Russian Navy, on Kronstadt naval base, Saint Petersburg Russia. The Old Colosseum Theatre in Dalston, east London. This now-derelict structure was a circus space and music hall and one of the first cinemas in London. - wikipedia:Kronstadt


Sukhumi

publisher Fizkultura i sport (Fizkultura i sport (publisher)) series Heroes of the Olympic Games year 1978 location Moscow language Russian url http: www.sportlib.ru books la saneev The major success came in 1968, when he won at the USSR Championships and at the 1968 Summer Olympics, where on October 17 he set the World Record twice: to 17.23 m and to 17.39 m. World Record Progression - Triple Jump. IOC On the same date four years later Saneyev set the World Record once again, now in Sukhumi, to 17.44 m. He won gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics and at the 1976 Summer Olympics and a silver at the 1980 Summer Olympics. Demobilized in 1946, he lived thereafter in Sukhumi working as a statal shop manager. Afilied PCUS in 1947. A year after the secessionist war (War in Abkhazia (1992–1993)) in the region had begun he moved with his family to Moscow Izvestia, Сын Героя Советского Союза Мелитона Кантарии Шота: "Отец для прочности древко своим ремнем закрепил", 8.5.2007 WikiPedia:Sukhumi Commons:Category:Sukhumi


Serbia and Montenegro

Between 1941 and 1944, the Serbian Banat (Banat (1941–1944)) was occupied by the World War II Axis powers. Formally it was part of Serbia (Serbia (1941–1944)), but it actually was a virtually separate autonomous region ruled by its German minority. Since 1945, the Serbian Banat (together with Bačka and Syrmia), has been part of the Serbian (Socialist Republic of Serbia) Autonomous Province of Vojvodina (Autonomous Province of Vojvodina (1945–1963)), first as part of the Second (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) and Third (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) Yugoslavias, then as part of Serbia and Montenegro, and, since 2006, as part of an independent Serbia. Since 1918, the town was part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (renamed to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929), while during Axis occupation of Yugoslavia, from 1941 to 1944, it was part of the German-occupied puppet state of Serbia (Serbia (1941-1944)). Since 1944, Požarevac was part of new socialist Serbia (SR Serbia) within socialist Yugoslavia (SFRY). Since 1992, the town was part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (renamed to Serbia and Montenegro in 2003), and since 2006, it is part of an independent Republic of Serbia. Beginning in 1944, the town was part of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina within the new Socialist Yugoslavia (SFRY) and, from 1945, within the Socialist Republic of Serbia. From 1992 to 2003 it was part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which was then transformed into the state union of Serbia and Montenegro. Since the 2006 independence of Montenegro, Sremska Mitrovica is part of an independent Serbia. Between 1941 and 1944, it was under Axis (Axis Powers) occupation, and was part of the autonomous Banat (Banat (1941–1944)) within German (Germany)-occupied Serbia. Beginning in 1945, Zrenjanin was part of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina within the new Socialist Yugoslavia (SFRY), and from 1992 to 2003 it was part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which was then transformed into the state union of Serbia and Montenegro. Since the 2006 independence of Montenegro, Zrenjanin has been part of an independent Serbia. Serbia and Montenegro are listed as separate countries, although at the time of the estimates they were also considered as one country (Serbia and Montenegro). There is some discussion about whether Kosovo should be recognised as a separate country. ''De facto'' it can be considered as one, but ''de jure'' recognition is not clear-cut (International reaction to the 2008 declaration of independence by Kosovo). Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Austria, the Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Republic of the Congo), Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Faroe Islands, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia (Georgia (country)), Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, North Korea, South Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam Mijailović was for some time a citizen of both Serbia and Montenegro and of Sweden, but after the crime applied to have his Swedish citizenship revoked. His application was granted by the Swedish National Migration Board on 20 September 2004; however this did not have any effect on the judicial process. International sanctions were lifted in 2000, and JAT resumed regular flight services. To celebrate the move that coincided with the country restructuring from FR Yugoslavia to Serbia and Montenegro, JAT Yugoslav Airlines changed its name to Jat Airways on 8 August 2003. Jat sold its last McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 with the registration YU-AMB named as the "City of Belgrade


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