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Gore, New Zealand

the estuary of the New River (New River, New Zealand) and Bluff Harbour. It passes through the small town of Bluff (Bluff, New Zealand) before reaching its terminus at Stirling Point, a kilometre south of Bluff. A commemorative signpost at Stirling Point indicates distances to major world centres and to the start of the highway at Picton. '''Clinton''' is a small town in South Otago, in New Zealand's South Island. It is located on State Highway 1 (State Highway 1 (New Zealand)) approximately half way between Balclutha (Balclutha, New Zealand) and Gore (Gore, New Zealand) (the section of State Highway 1 between Clinton and Gore is known as "The Presidential Highway", after Bill Clinton and Al Gore), and the Main South Line railway passes through the town. Description Clutha-Southland was promulgated as one of the original 65 MMP electorates, centered on Southland (Southland District) district and covering an area stretching from Fiordland across the far south of the South Island to the south Otago coast. Its largest population centres are Gore (Gore, New Zealand) and Balclutha (Balclutha, New Zealand). In 2008 (New Zealand general election, 2008), the seat of Otago (Otago (New Zealand electorate)) was abolished and split between the Waitaki and Clutha-Southland electorates, and parts of Central Otago, primarily around Arrowtown, Queenstown (Queenstown, New Zealand) and Roxburgh were also transferred to Clutha-Southland. Following a question at the Gore, New Zealand talk page (Talk:Gore, New Zealand), I've been helping to track down which church in East Gore is one of the two remaining wooden gothic churches designed by Robert Lawson (Robert Lawson (architect)). Now that we have confirmed that it is the old East Gore Presbyterian Church, I was wondering if there was a Kiwipedian anywhere near Gore with some ability with a camera who could take a photograph of it for the Gore, New Zealand and Robert Lawson articles? Blarneytherinosaur (User:Blarneytherinosaur) 07:58, 31 March 2006 (UTC).


Bryansk

, Russian SFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic), Soviet Union DATE OF DEATH The '''Second Battle of Smolensk (Battle of Smolensk (1943))''' was a major World War II Red Army offensive in western Russia, staged almost simultaneously with the Battle of the Lower Dnieper. The two-month offensive led by Generals Andrei Yeremenko and Vasily Sokolovsky was aimed at clearing the German presence from the Smolensk and Bryansk regions. Smolensk had been


Kano

capable of efficient human-to-human transmission. In 2003, world-renowned virologist Robert G. Webster published an article titled "The world is teetering on the edge of a pandemic that could kill a large fraction of the human population" in ''American Scientist''. He called for adequate resources to fight what he sees as a major world threat to possibly billions of lives. WikiPedia:Kano Commons:Category:Kano


Kutaisi

places in Kutaisi, such as: Sataplia Cave, where one can observe footprints of dinosaurs; Geguti Palace, which was one of the residences of Georgian monarchs; "Okros Chardakhi" – Georgian Kings’ Palace; and the Pantheon (Temple), where many notable citizens are buried. In December 2009, the demolition of a major World War II memorial in the city resulted in the death of two people. Russia had heavily protested the decision to remove the memorial. ref


Kalmykia

of the cradle of Indo-European culture. Hundreds of Kurgans can be seen in these areas. The territory of Kalmykia is unique in that it has been the home in successive periods to many major world religions and ideologies. Prehistoric paganism and heathendom (shamanism) gave way to Judaism with the Khazars. This was succeeded by Islam with the Alans while the Mongol (Mongolian Empire) hordes brought Tengriism, and the later Nogais were Muslim, before their replacement by the present-day Buddhist Oirats Kalmyks. With the annexation of the territory by the Russian Empire, Christianity arrived with Slavic settlers, while all religions were suppressed after the Russian Revolution, when Communism dominated. Shamanism has in all probability remained a constant, often hidden, substrate of folk-practice, as it is today. Kalmyk autonomy WikiPedia:Kalmykia Commons:Category:Kalmykia


Ingushetia

In 1994–96 Ingush volunteers fought alongside Chechens in the First Chechen War. Aside from a few incidents (including the killings of Ingush civilians by Russian soldiers), Ingushetia


Straits Settlements

. Gibson was 27 and in Los Angeles at the time of the murder. There is no record her name was ever mentioned in connection with the investigation. Soon after the murder she got work in a number of films produced by Famous Players-Lasky (Paramount Pictures), Taylor's studio at the time of his death. One of these films was among the last made by Mary Miles Minter. Gibson (in her words) "fled" the United States to the Far East in 1934, where she married her husband who worked for Socony (later Mobil Oil). However, she returned to Los Angeles in 1940 for medical reasons. Her husband, Elbert Lewis, died in a March 1942 Japanese attack on the Socony oil refinery at Penang, Straits Settlements (now Malaysia) during World War II. Lewis left Gibson with a small pension, which she lived on until her death. British Empire The authorities in British colonies with an Indian population, sepoy or civilian, took measures to secure themselves against copycat uprisings. In the Straits Settlements, and Trinidad the annual Hosay processions were banned, Turnbull, CM ‘Convicts in the Straits Settlements 1826–1827’ in Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1970, 43, 1, P100 riots broke out in penal settlements in Burma, and the Settlements, in Penang the loss of a musket provoked a near riot, Straits Times, 23 August 1857 and security was boosted especially in locations with an Indian convict population. Arnold, D (1983) ‘White colonization and labour in nineteenth-century India’, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 11, P144 The rebellion saw the end of the British East India Company's rule in India. In August, by the Government of India Act 1858, the company was formally dissolved and its ruling powers over India were transferred to the British Crown. A new British government department, the India Office, was created to handle the governance of India, and its head, the Secretary of State for India, was entrusted with formulating Indian policy. The Governor-General of India gained a new title (Viceroy of India), and implemented the policies devised by the India Office


Independence, Missouri

; by the ''Dallas Morning News'', the Truman Library offers theaters, a museum, store, and interactive hands-on exhibits together with a Decision Theater. The museum contains a colorful mural by Thomas Hart Benton (Thomas Hart Benton (painter)), together with a reproduction of the Oval Office. The courtyard contains the graves of Harry, Bess and their daughter Margaret. The museum seeks to educate patrons about the major world-shaping decisions that Truman was involved in as President, together


Antigua and Barbuda

dominates the economy, accounting for more than half of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Antigua is famous for its many luxury resorts. Weak tourist activity since early 2000 has slowed the economy, however, and squeezed the government into a tight fiscal corner. Investment banking and financial services also make up an important part of the economy. Major world banks with offices in Antigua include the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Scotiabank. Financial-services corporations with offices in Antigua include PriceWaterhouseCoopers. The US Securities and Exchange Commission has accused the Antigua-based Stanford International Bank, owned by Texas billionaire Allen Stanford, of orchestrating a huge fraud which may have bilked investors of some $8 billion. WikiPedia:Antigua and Barbuda Commons:Category:Antigua and Barbuda Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Antigua and Barbuda


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