their living from outside the town. In Ibusa, modern architectural masterpieces stand in sharp contrast with sun-baked mud homes adorned with rusty corrugated zinc roofs of less endowed relatives". "Ibusa: Nigeria's millionaires' paradise". Retrieved on 2008-11-17 The combination of ancient and modern interpiece in the town has also drawn comparison to poignant images in Wole Soyinka's poem "
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directions phone +55 18 3222-4137 tollfree fax hours price content In 1922, the religious community of Vila Marcondes started the construction works of their temple. The land had been won the colonizer city, José Soares Marcondes. The temple has since received the name of Our Lady of Aparecida. That year just might be laid the foundation of this it is today one of the main churches of the Diocese of Presidente Prudente, built with a nave and, later, a modern architectural vision and to the taste of the local Christian community, making attaching two more aisles . On June 10, 1988, the Marian Year, the Diocesan Bishop Dom Agostinho Marochi, by Decree 7659, created the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida. Do WikiPedia:Presidente Prudente
. A portion of the system connecting Stewart to Brittain Hall, has been closed since the 1970s and remains largely inaccessible. Cégep Gérald-Godin was opened in a former novitiate of the Fathers of the Holy Cross in 1999 and is a prominent West Island post-modern architectural achievement. It features the Salle Pauline-Julien a performing arts venue, and is home to roughly 1,200 students. It is so far the only uniquely Francophone CEGEP in the West Island. The development of the CEGEP has had a positive impact on the development of the village of Sainte-Geneviève (Sainte-Geneviève, Quebec) as a smaller primarily Francophone equivalent to Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. '''Public Primary and Secondary:''' English-language instruction in the West island is provided primarily by the Lester B. Pearson School Board while French-language instruction is provided by the Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys. The LBPSB counts some 28,000 students in 12 high schools, 40 elementary schools, 2 adult education centres and 4 vocational schools. The CSMB counts some 45,000 students across a larger territory principally focused on the western portion of the island, with 61 elementary schools, 12 high schools, 2 specialized schools, 6 vocational schools and 4 adult-education centres. Important West Island public high schools include, but are not limited to: Beaconsfield High School (Beaconsfield High School (Beaconsfield)) – founded in Beaconsfield in 1958, 1130 students. John Rennie High School – founded in Pointe Claire in 1955 it boasts the Sports-Etudes program for student athletes as well as a highly regarded local theatre and dramatic arts program. Lindsay Place High School – founded in Pointe-Claire in 1962 with 1,600 students, one of the largest in the West Island. Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School – founded in 1971 in Pierrefonds to support Catholic francophone and anglophone students, it is an architecturally significant school given its open concept design along an axial core, not to mention industrial visual cues, such as exposed concrete walls and overhead pipes, small windows and rooms without doors. Roughly 1200 students attend PCHS, which is co-located with the LBPSB administered West Island Career Centre (WICC). PCHS offers an international baccalaureate program and shares its grounds with the George Springate community sports complex. Riverdale High School (Riverdale High School (Pierrefonds, Quebec)) – once one of the largest schools in the West Island (approximately 2,600 students in the early-1970s until the early 1980s), Riverdale's population has declined significantly in the last thirty years, but its still remains a special place in the community of Pierrefonds. An adult education centre now occupies most of the first floor. Saint Thomas High School (St. Thomas High School (Quebec)) – one of the finest public high schools in the West Island, St. Thomas is consistently ranked in the top-ten of Quebec's schools The '''North Shore Lions''' football (Canadian football) organization is currently a member of the QBFL (Quebec Bantam Football League) operating in the West Island of Montreal, Canada. This storied park was founded by Bill Allan in 1967 when the local teams were struggling to find talented kids to play football. Since 1967 this park has taken part in 35+ provincial title games and won 30 of those provincial games. World War II prosperity kept unemployment low. Machine politics, fiscal conservatism and a program of rural electrification consolidated the dominance of the Union Nationale over the province. The government of Maurice Duplessis adopted the current flag of Quebec to replace the Union Jack. It won a landslide victory in the 1948 election (Quebec general election, 1948), leaving the Liberals with only a handful of seats. Until the 1952 election (Quebec general election, 1952), the Liberal delegation to the Legislative Assembly (Legislative Assembly of Quebec) consisted of only a handful of members who came almost entirely from Montreal's West Island. It was not until 1953 that their leader could win a seat in the institution. Conrad Black, Duplessis, ISBN 0-7710-1530-5, McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1977.
are a range of classical and modern monuments, Mooresque and Baroque palaces, and buildings that combine Gothic, Rococo and Renaissance motives. A high level of building technology of Yelizavethrad’s masters encourages construction and restoration these days. The history of Kirovohrad consists of memorable events and biographies of famous people. One of the creators of the unsurpassed modern architectural ensemble of the historical centre of the city of Yelisavethrad, Y. Pauchenko was born and lived here. Such noted architects as A. Dostoyevskyi and O. Lishnevskyi worked here, too. P. Kalnyshevsky fought for the Cossacks’ freedom on these lands, M. Pirohov laid the foundation of field surgery, M. Kutuzov planned his military operations. Kirovohraders listened to the lectures of the outstanding slavist V. Hryhorovych, and inherited the fundamental investigations of the native land carried out by the ethnographer, historian, archeologist V. Yastrebov. In different periods of time the history of our region was connected with the names of the famous Ukrainian writer, playwright, publicist and statesman V. Vynnychenko, the poet, literary and cultural critic Y. Malanyuk, the physicist-theoretician, the Nobel Prize laureate I. Tamm, the scientist and inventor, one of the creators of the legendary "Katyusha” G. Langeman, the composer Y. Meytus, the pianist and pedagogue G. Neigauz, the artist and painter O. Osmiorkin, the poet and translator A. Tarkovskyi, the public and cultural figure, memoirist, patron of the arts Y. Chykalenko, the composer, pianist, pedagogue, musician and publicist K. Shymanovskyi, Ukrainian writer, dramatist and script-writer Y. Yanovskyi. Demography 2001 Ukrainian census 2001 Census reluts * 85.8% - Ukrainians * 12.0% - Russians * 0.5% - Belarusians * 1.7% - others Famous people from Kirovohrad *Irina Belotelkin, artist and fashion designer *Olesya Dudnik, a Soviet gymnast *Israel Fisanovich, a Soviet Navy submarine commander, hero of the Soviet Union *Grigory Gamarnik, USSR, world champion (Greco-Roman lightweight), world championship silver Gomberg , a chemist *Boris Hessen, a historian of science (History of science) *Andrei Kanchelskis, a Russian-Ukrainian footballer (Association football) *Jake Marmer, Jewish poet best known for Umtza, an avant-garde take on Passover. *Heinrich Neuhaus, a Soviet (Soviet Union) pianist and pedagogue of German (Germany) extraction *Victor Orly, French painter (French painters), born in Kirovohrad. *Maurice Podoloff, American Hockey League and National Basketball Association pioneer executive *Valeriy Porkujan, a Soviet (Soviet Union) footballer (Association football) *Andriy Rusol, football player *African Spir (or Afrikan Spir), a philosopher *Alexei Suetin, a Soviet-Russian International Grandmaster of chess and an author *Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet *Leon Trotsky, a Bolshevik revolutionary and a Soviet (Soviet Union) Communist politician *John Wegner (1887–1976), artist *Grigory Zinoviev, a Bolshevik revolutionary and a Soviet (Soviet Union) Communist politician Industry in Kirovohrad thumb City main post office (2009) (File:Кіровоградський поштамп.jpg) Modern industry in Kirovohrad consists of 11 leading branches that include 100 leading enterprises. The total amount of industrial production sold in 2012 is 7,9 billion hryvnias. The leading role belongs to machine building and food industries. A lot of products of the local enterprises are known far outside Ukraine. Among them are the Chervona Zirka Factory specializing in manufacture of seed drills for grains and crops, cultivators for overall and inter-row soil cultivation, the Hydrosila Group that appears to be the most powerful producer of hydraulic devices in the CIS, and the scientific-production company “Radiy”, which specializes in design, development and production of automatic process control systems for nuclear power plants. Oil and other goods under the trademarks of Sonola, Kum, Masloviya, Creativ; sausage and meat delicacies of the Yatran meat-processing factory, as well as ice cream made according to the original recipes of the joined public enterprise “The Association of Support of Native Producers” The Laska Company” are exported to many countries of the world. The IJSAC URGA meets all European and world standards in the field of civil aviation. Company planes carry cargo and passengers to more than 100 countries of the world (including under UNO programmes). The air terminal building has been reconstructed and an up-to-date passenger terminal of Kirovohrad international airport has been made to improve airline service. Practically all housing and industrial areas of the city are covered by the route network. Yelizavethrad Transportation Company Ltd., and OJSC Bus Park 13527 are among the biggest passenger transportation companies. Educational field 200px thumb Kirovohrad Pedagogical University (File:Педагогічний університет.jpg) Kirovohrad is known as a city of pupils’ and students’ youth. There are 44 secondary schools and 1 institution of I-II level accreditation where more than twenty-two thousand children are fostering and studying. Taking into account the needs of local community and the requirements of the present a new type of institutions are successfully developing: colleges, gymnasiums, lyceum, educational complexes and unions. More than twenty five thousand future teachers, psychologists, social workers, lawyers, interpreters, engineers, economists, managers, financiers, marketing specialists, pilots, air traffic controllers study in 19 higher educational establishments. Among Ukraine’s higher educational institutions, important places are occupied by Kirovohrad National Technical University, Kirovohrad V.Vynnychenko State Pedagogical University, National Aviation University. Due to preserving of old academic traditions, selfless labour of the administration and the teaching staff these powerful intellectual and scientific centres supplied with up-to-date teaching techniques prepared and gave the way to many highly qualified specialists. Every year the City Mayor awards the scholarships to the students who have outstanding achievements in studying, scientific and civil activity. Student councils and trade unions operate in Kirovohrad higher educational institution. Students have an opportunity to use them for effective solution of the youth’s problems, consolidation of democratic basis of the Ukrainian society. In 2011 the Youth Council was established under the city Council, the participants of which are the most active young people of our city. The City Students Peace Festival, the Gentleman of the Year Show, the Brain Ring, the KVK Championship are traditionally held in our city. High-quality, available education, as well as high level of preparation of specialists allow students to take part in the Ukrainian and international contests and competitions and win the first prizes. Medicine and medical services The activities of the city health care establishments are aimed at improving the quality of medical aid for the population and using the personnel and financial resources more efficiently. In the city medical care is successfully enforced on the basis of family medicine. This field is reforming with a help of creating new centers for primary medical-sanitary care along with two functioning institutions (municipal institution "Ambulatory of General Practice of Family Medicine" and the Department of General Practice — municipal institution of family medicine "Union of Kirovohrad Polyclinics”). The maternity hospital No. l, which is the regional training centre for implementation of innovative perinatal technologies for obstetricians-gynaecologists, neonatologists, paediatricians, maternity, instrument and mothercraft nurses, works according to World Health Organization standards. This medical establishment has been given titles of “High Quality Medical Service Centre” and “Hospitable Clinic for Mothers and Children” (UNICEF). Among the first in Ukraine the regional prenatal center was opened in 2012 at the Regional Hospital in the framework of the National Project “New life is a new quality of maternity and childhood care" which provides medical care for pregnant women with serious obstetric pathology. The first private medical and pharmaceutical company established in our city is Private Treatment-and-Diagnostic Centre ACINUS Co. A full profiled St. Luke’s Hospital, which is also a part of this company, is outfitted with the most up- to-date medical equipment. It is the only private medical establishment in Ukraine which has been given a status of a clinic. Kirovohrad Regional Oncology Dispensary which provides specific oncology-related aid to the residents of the city and the region is the city’s best medical establishment and the one of Ukraine’s best oncology-related establishments. This establishment has achieved such a high level of medical services due to profes-sionalism of its highly skilled specialists, modern equipment and implementation of innovative treating methods. The dispensary treats more than seven thousand patients and makes more than three thousand complicated surgeries every year. Theatrical art In 1882 the first Ukrainian professional theatre was founded in Kirovohrad. Its founder was Marko Kropyvnytsky, the brilliant actor, director and playwright. By the play “Natalka Poltavka” he announced to the world the maturity and originality of Ukrainian theatrical culture. Its 130th birthday in October, 2012 the Kirovohrad Regional Ukrainian Academic Music and Drama Theatre named after M. Kropyvnytsky celebrated in a rebuilt building. Its walls haven’t seen so much audience and applause for a long time. The event is really unique not only for Kirovohrad but for the whole country. After the renovation it is the first theatre built in the time of independent Ukraine. The theatre scrupulously honours the memory of the founders of the Ukrainian theatrical art — M. Sadovsky, I. Karpenko-Karyi, P.Saksahansky, M. Zankovetska. The heritage of these men of genius gives force to the modern troupe, whose calling card are the plays “Natalka Poltavka”, “Sorochynskyi Fair”, “Match-Making in Honcharivka”. Every year the theatre invites the leading art companies of the country to Khutor Nadia, “the capital of Ukrainian dramaturgy” and the reserve museum of I.Tobilevych (Karpenko-Karyi), for the national festival “Veresnevi Samotsvity”. Recreation areas The city offers a variety of areas for recreation, health improvement and educational excursions. Much attention is paid to development of parks, public gardens and squares. A pedestrian zone status makes Dvortsova Street the most popular place of the evening rendezvous. It is the street of small cafes, restaurants and shops and music which sounds here almost round — the clock. Most often the scales are heard from the windows of Music and Arts Faculty of the State Pedagogic University named after V. Vynnychenko in which the future virtuosos improve their artistic skills. The lungs of the city is the Arboretum — a picturesque island with an attractive green zone landscape and various amusements. Its special feature is 100 thousand tulips which in spring gladden the eyes of all those who want to see the “Kirovohrad wonder”. The reputation of the favourite place of recreation is gained by the culture and recreation park “Kovalyvskyi". “The Arts Weekends”, the people walking, sports competitions, entertaining performances etc. are held here. The greatest children's playground has been built on money which was gained for victory of Kirovohrad team in the Ukrainian project “Maidans”. The Kirov Square is always crowded. Branchy trees, picturesque flowerbeds and fountains make the people enjoy themselves comfortably. Bogdan Khmelnitskyi Square and a public garden where the monument of the Great Kobzar Taras Shevchenko was built, are the places where local and national holidays are celebrated. A real adornment of the city and a favorite place of the wedding couples is a European type square in front of the Kirovohrad City Hall. Four stadiums, a range of sports grounds and tennis courts offer their services to inhabitants and guests of Kirovohrad. An aquatic sports base, a swimming pool and “SLAIZ" skating-rink guarantee high spirits and holiday recreation to all the visitors. The cinemas “Zorianyi" and "Portal" offer newest movies. Centre of folk choreography Kirovohrad is truly considered the capital of Ukrainian choreography. Traditions started by the “Yatran” group and its leader people’s artist of Ukraine Anatoliy Kryvokhyzha are successfully continued by the collectives well-known outside the city — Academic theatre of music, song and dance “Zoryany”, People’s Choreographic Group “Prolisok, Exemplary Choreographic Group “Nadiya”, choreographic groups “Rosynka”, “Metelytsya”, the people’s amateur group of ballroom dances “Konvaliya”, the school of choreographic art of the Kirovohrad city council “Aelita”, dance theatre “Visiting a Fairytale”. Concert programmes of these creative groups are the synthesis of collection, study and artistic processing of the folk melos, the folklore of world’s nations and the creative experience of the leading artists of Ukraine. Among their achievements are recognition, victories in the international, republican festivals, competitions, numerous prizes, performances on the best stages of Ukraine, Russia, the Baltic countries, Serbia, Bulgaria, Germany, France, Holland, Japan, Morocco, Italy, Greece. The achievements of the group “Prolisok” have given the opportunity to open the department of choreographic studies at Kirovohrad State Pedagogic university named after Volodymyr Vynnychenko, and later on the regional general secondary educational complex of humanitarian-aesthetic profile. The reputation of the city as centre of dance and choreography has been confirmed by the triumph of Kirovohrad team in the Ukrainian national project “Maidan’s” — the grand dance show on the main square of the country — Independence Square. Kirovohrad has deservedly won an honorary title of Dance Capital of Ukraine and was awarded one million hryvnias for construction of modern and safe playgrounds for children. The team succeeded under the leadership of the young talented choreographer Oleksandr Leshchenko. During a triumph show dedicated to the winners a new world record was established — 14585 spectators and choreographic groups members were dancing simultaneously on the stadium of FC Zirka. This record was documented by the representative of Guinness Book of Records in Ukraine. Sports There are 48 kinds of sports which are popular in Kirovohrad and 14 sports centres for kids and a school of high sportsmanship where 5 thousand children go in for sports. In our town modern sports-grounds with synthetic flooring are built in the sports-club “Energo-Sport” and in the school “Mriya”; there is also a skateboarding zone in the Kovalivskiy recreation park, the Street Workout in Permska Street, and the first in our region cycle track opened in Kirovohrad. Great attention is paid to the development of sports among children. As a result, young Kirovohrad sportsmen demonstrate high results in national and international competitions: Olha Sviderska, Anastasia Mysnyk, Yevhen Zinoviev are silver medallists of the XIV Paralympics in London; Anna Tovsta, Iryna Tereshchenko are silver medalists of the XXII Summer Deaf Olympics in Bulgaria; Tetyana Tereviatnykova is the teakwood champion of the world championship; Olena Demydova is the multiple medalist of cycle racing European championships; Anastasia Kelar is the bronze medalist of the European weightlifting youth championship. In 2013 Dmytro Yakovenko (high jumping), Bohdan Basko (chess), Olexander Kostyk, Sergiy Fomin (shooting), Olena Gutsan, Ksenia Fedotova (cycle racing), Dmytro Kapinus (athletics), Yana Zdir (climbing), Iryna Maksymova, Julia Prudyus (powerlifting) became the national champions. In team sports our town is professionally presented by the baseball club “KNTU Elizavetgrad” which 16 times became the national champion and 15 times became the owner of Ukrainian sports cup, the football team “Zirka” which is the regular participant of the Ukrainian football championship of the Second League; basketball clubs such as Elizavet-Basket (the silver medalist of the First League of the National Basketball Championship among women) and the basketball team “Kirovohrad”, Alina Yagupova was recognized as the best young basketball player of Europe. Bridges of friendship Kirovohrad maintains economic and cultural relations with near and far foreign countries. We use best practice, new technologies and we are ready to share our achievements. Kirovohrad has long-term friendly relations with some Russian cities, especially with Moscow and Vologda. Many joint projects have been implemented together with Lower Silesia province of the Republic of Poland. The Charity Foundation “Humanitarian Aid to Eastern Europe” favoured establishing close friendship between Kirovohrad and Bremerhaven (Germany). Many collectives from Germany, Poland, Slovenia, and Serbia come to our city to take part in the international festivals, such as “Art unites children” and “Children of Europe under one roof”. The Kirovohrad city mayor Oleksandr Sainsus often represents our state in the Congress of local and regional authorities in Europe as a member of the Ukrainian delegation, creating new opportunities for further development of partnership and collaboration with cities in other countries. Climate Kirovohrad is located in the central region of Ukraine. Kirovohrad's climate is moderate continental (Continental climate): cold and snowy winters, and hot summers. The seasonal average temperatures are not too cold in winter, not too hot in summer: Commons:Category:Kirovograd Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kirovohrad Oblast Kirovohrad
Nicosia, Famagusta, Kyrenia, Larnaca, Limassol and Paphos. These are not the same as those of Northern Cyprus. class "wikitable" Administrative divisions 6 districts; Famagusta (Ammochostos), Kyrenia, Larnaca, Limassol (Lemesos), Nicosia (Lefkosia), Paphos; note - occupied area's administrative divisions include Kyrenia, all but a small part of Famagusta (Ammochostos), and small parts of Lefkosia (Nicosia) and Larnaca. The economic achievements of Cyprus during the preceding decades have been significant, bearing in mind the severe economic and social dislocation created by the Turkish invasion (Turkish invasion of Cyprus) of 1974 and the continuing occupation of the northern part of the island by Turkey. The Turkish invasion inflicted a serious blow to the Cyprus economy and in particular to agriculture, tourism (Tourism in Cyprus), mining and quarrying: 70 percent of the island’s wealth-producing resources were lost, the tourist industry lost 65 percent of its hotels and tourist accommodation, the industrial sector lost 46 percent, and mining and quarrying lost 56 percent of production. The loss of the port of Famagusta, which handled 83 percent of the general cargo, and the closure of Nicosia International Airport, in the buffer zone (United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus), were additional setbacks. thumb left Downtown Nicosia by night. (File:Spectacular view of Nicosia by night, Cyprus.JPG) Yuri Gagarin was elected an honorary citizen of the cities of Kaluga, Novozybkov, Novocherkassk, Lyubertsy, Sumqayit, Smolensk
of stones which are still in the order of 350 t. In the quarry nearby, two Roman building blocks (Stone of the Pregnant Woman), which were intended for the same podium, even surpass 1,000 t, lying there unused since their extraction in ancient times. The finest architects of the day submitted plans to transform the older family house into a modern architectural extravaganza. Among
to the sea. The banks of the 14th century Korsholm castle are still visible and can be found west of the Church of Korsholm. *'''The campuses of Vaasa'''. Vaasa has three university level educational institutions with campuses that make use of Vaasa's industrial past. WikiPedia:Vaasa commons:Vaasa
Chania, Greece - CGQ ZYCC Changchun Longjia International Airport Changchun, Jilin, China - Background The Japanese economic presence and political interest in Manchuria had been growing ever since the end of the Russo-Japanese War (1904–05). The Treaty of Portsmouth that ended the war had granted Japan the lease of the South Manchuria Railway branch (from Changchun to Lüshun) of the China Far East Railway. The Japanese government, however, claimed that this control included all the rights and privileges that China granted to Russia in the 1896 Li-Lobanov Treaty, as enlarged by the Kwantung Lease Agreement of 1898. This included absolute and exclusive administration within the South Manchuria Railway Zone. Japanese railway guards were stationed within the zone to provide security for the trains and tracks; however, these were regular Japanese soldiers (Kwantung Army), and they frequently carried out maneuvers outside the railway areas. There were many reports of raids on local Chinese villages by bored Japanese soldiers, and all complaints from the Chinese government were ignored. thumb right A section of the Liǔtiáo railway. The caption reads "railway fragment". (File:Mukden 1931 spoorweg.jpg) The plan was executed when 1st Lieutenant Suemori Komoto of the Independent Garrison Unit (独立守備隊) of the 29th Infantry Regiment, which guarded the South Manchuria Railway, placed explosives near the tracks, but far enough away to do no real damage. At around 10:20 PM (22:20), September 18, the explosives were detonated. However, the explosion was minor and only a 1.5-meter section on one side of the rail was damaged. In fact, a train from Changchun passed by the site on this damaged track without difficulty and arrived at Shenyang at 10:30 PM (22:30). CHRONOLOGY OF MAJOR INTERNATIONAL EVENTS FROM 1931 THROUGH 1943, WITH OSTENSIBLE REASONS ADVANCED FOR THE OCCURRENCE THEREOF 78th Congress, 2d Session. ''"An explosion undoubtedly occurred on or near the railroad between 10 and 10:30 p.m. on September 18th, but the damage, if any, to the railroad did not in fact prevent the punctual arrival of the south-bound train from Changchun, and was not in itself sufficient to justify military action. The military operations of the Japanese troops during this night, ... cannot be regarded as measures of legitimate self-defence..."'' Opinion of Commission of Enquiry , ibid., p. 71 Zhang Xueliang, under implicit instructions from Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Government (Kuomintang) to adhere to a nonresistance policy, had already urged his men not to put up a fight and to store away any weapons in case the Japanese invaded. Therefore, the Japanese soldiers proceeded to occupy and garrison the major cities of Changchun and Antung (Dandong) and their surrounding areas with minimal difficulty. However, in November, Muslim General Ma Zhanshan, the acting governor of Heilongjiang, began resistance with his provincial army, followed in January by Generals Ting Chao and Li Du with their local Jilin provincial forces. Despite this resistance, within five months of the Mukden Incident, the Imperial Japanese Army had overrun all major towns
organization Bandung Heritage Society has been formed recently to assist in endeavours to further preserve the city's historic buildings.