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is paid in the native way of the town. The native kinds of greeting stand out the Igbuzo people out and reminds the people of their history and tradition. Emeka Esogbue in his writings has advocated for more insightful researches aimed at actually determining the particular Isu town in Igbo (southeast) that Umejei originated from. This, he argues will enable the people ascertain their true kith and kin. Authorities of Igbo History and sometimes prominent sons and daughters of different Isu towns

of the South-East have at one time or the other laid claims to several Isu communities as the place of origin of Prince Umejei, a co-founder of Ibusa. Prominent among these towns are Isu Awka in Anambra State, Isu Njaaba near Owerri in Imo State and probably Isu Anaocha in Anambra State. For administrations and the purpose of determining the successor to the Obuzor throne as defined by the famous Supreme Court ruling on Diokpa vs Obuzor, the various Quarters of Ibusa are classified

of the British are well recorded by C. N. Ugochukwu. Igbuzo played a prominent role in Ekumeku War (1883–1914) an uprising directed against the British imperialism in Anioma, Southern region of Nigeria, and attempts by the Royal Niger Company to impose trade and taxation on the people of Anioma. Ibusa was to play a very prominent role in prosecuting the wars in favour of Anioma and was the first of such Anioma towns to engage the British in the war in 1898. Fearing what befell


) DATE OF DEATH thumb 181 px Dancers in national costumes (File:Folk dances.jpg) Some of the most prominent modern village ensembles: Marcinkonys (Varėna dst.), Žiūrai (Varėna dst.), Kalviai-Lieponys (Trakai dst.), Luokė (Telšiai dst.), ''Linkava'' (Linkuva, Pakruojis dst.), ''Šeduviai'' (Šeduva, Radviliškis dst.), Užušiliai (Biržai dst.), Lazdiniai-Adutiškis (Švenčionys dst.). Some of the most prominent town folklore groups: ''Ratilio'', ''Ūla'', ''Jievaras'', ''Poringė

Some of the most prominent modern village ensembles: Marcinkonys (Varėna dst.), Žiūrai (Varėna dst.), Kalviai-Lieponys (Trakai dst.), Luokė (Telšiai dst.), ''Linkava'' (Linkuva, Pakruojis dst.), ''Šeduviai'' (Šeduva, Radviliškis dst.), Užušiliai (Biržai dst.), Lazdiniai-Adutiškis (Švenčionys dst.). Some of the most prominent town folklore groups: ''Ratilio'', ''Ūla'', ''Jievaras'', ''Poringė'' (Vilnius), ''Kupolė'' (Kaunas), ''Verpeta'' (Kaišiadorys), ''Mėguva'' ( Palanga

, Gulbin, and several other towns in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. '''Telshe yeshiva''' was a famous Eastern European yeshiva founded in the Lithuanian town of Telšiai. After World War II the yeshiva relocated to Wickliffe, Ohio, in the United States and is currently known as the '''Rabbinical College of Telshe''', (commonly referred to as ''Telz Yeshiva'' or ''Telz'' in short.) It is one of the most prominent Haredi (Haredi Judaism) institutions

Gorizia and Gradisca

of Gorizia emerged as one of the most prestigious educational centers in the Slovene Lands: several prominent figures in Slovenian arts, sciences and politics in the early 20th century received their education in this institution. In 1913, the Gymnasium was divided into three parts, with German, Italian and Slovenian as the language of teaching. The Slovenian section of the Gymnasium of Gorizia thus became the first public high school with Slovene as the primary language of teaching

. Among the prominent figures of Slovene culture (Culture of Slovenia) from the County of Gorizia and Gradisca were: the poets Simon Gregorčič, Alojz Gradnik, and Joža Lovrenčič, writer Julius Kugy, theologian Anton Mahnič, composer Stanko Premrl, historian Simon Rutar, painters Jožef Tominc and Saša Šantel, architect Max Fabiani, philologist Karel Štrekelj, and literary historian Avgust Žigon. Other prominent Slovenes from Gorizia-Gradisca included

politicians Karel Lavrič and Anton Gregorčič, admiral Anton Haus, Roman Catholic bishop Frančišek Borgia Sedej, economist Milko Brezigar and the pioneer pilot Edvard Rusjan. Prominent Slovenes who settled in the province from other regions included politician and author Henrik Tuma, historian Franc Kos, linguist Stanislav Škrabec, and jurist, historian and politician Bogumil Vošnjak. Friulian culture During

Ashburton, New Zealand

for jet-boating. The Ashburton Lakes (Lake Heron, Lake Camp, Lake Clearwater, and a number of smaller lakes) are around an hour and a half inland, and offer water sport and fishing opportunities . On the road to these lake are Mount Somers and the Mount Somers walkway. Mount Hutt is a prominent South Island ski field an hour inland, just past Methven (Methven, New Zealand). Prominent residents Prominent residents have included

and reality of the young colony. Generalisations from newspapers, visiting speakers & politicians in the 1890s allowed development of large public overreaction and fervour to the magnitude of the problem of alcohol. 1893 Act It became the firm opinion of a number of prominent New Zealanders that the colony’s problems were associated with alcohol.

;Florodora" sextet in New York. His only son, Alexander Baring, the sixth Baron, was a member of the Hampshire County Council and Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire. the title is held by the latter's son, the seventh Baron. He is a prominent businessman. As a descendant of Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, he is also in remainder to this title, which is now held by his kinsman the Baron Northbrook. Climate Timaru has a dry temperate climate similar


; Chairman old Nnewi LGA; Nnewi is also the ancestral home of prominent Nigerians including the esteemed individuals listed below. See (People). Economy Agbo Edo, a forest land which belonged to Edo Nnewi deity, was cleared to make way for a new market called Nkwo Nnewi market. The development of this market propelled the fast development of the local economy. As a fast developing city and a major industrial and commercial hub in Africa, Nnewi experiences voluminous financial

of human rights and campaigned against their practices. Recently, Nnewi is relatively peaceful except for isolated occurrences of kidnapping of prominent local citizens for large ransoms. Transportation Nnewi is well known as the home of several transport and logistics businesses since the end of the second world war. Philip Odumegwu Ojukwu was one of Nigeria's first transporters and since then, many more transporters have emerged from Nnewi. Some of the Nnewi owned transport firms in Nigeria

are: * Chi Di Ebere Transport Ltd * Ekene Dili Chukwu Nig. Ltd. * Ijeoma Motors Nig. Ltd. * Ekeson Motors Ltd. * Izuchukwu Nig. Ltd. * Nsoedo Transport Ltd. * UBI Transportation. * Orizu Transport Limited. * Bluebase Transport Solutions Hotels Nnewi is also prominent in the hospitality industry with modern hotels that include; *Beverly Hills Hotel *Calido Fine Hotel *Hotel De Universe *Jideofo Hotel *King's Palace Hotel *Regent Hotel *Sabena Hotel *Twin Towers Hotel *Con-vAj Sport


store and Imperial Hotel. He also controlled the Irish Independent newspaper which is still printed. *Bantry is also the birthplace of Tim Healy (Tim Healy (politician)) (1855–1931). He was a prominent and controversial Irish nationalist. Later he became a Home Rule MP in Westminster and led a faction of the party after it split in 1891. He became the first Governor-General of the Irish Free State. *Legendary 19th century lightweight boxing champion Jack McAuliffe (boxer) Jack McAuliffe

), ''Guerilla Days in Ireland'', p. 99. Their conduct was described by Tom Barry, a prominent IRA (Irish Republican Army) leader, as "exemplary in all the circumstances". After the establishment of the Irish Free State in the south, the battalion moved to Northern Ireland to be stationed in Derry and Omagh. Transport There are daily bus-services to Killarney. There is also a daily

, however he was subsequently elected to the Seanad.


of the province's colonial era. Thus, NDG has many avenues running north-south, but far fewer running east-west. As such, the community is characterized by several prominent boulevards where commercial activity is concentrated. This design element also traces its history back to the earliest urban design planning native to Canada. NDG is almost exclusively residential and institutional in nature, defined in part by major Anglophone (English language) civic institutions anchoring its eastern and western

and Black communities shifting away from their traditional neighbourhoods (Griffintown and Little Burgundy respectively) and taking a more prominent position within the demographics of the area. Today NDG is a cosmopolitan mixed income urban neighbourhood highly sought after by young professionals. The multitude of services, including parks and other green spaces, schools, clinics and major institutions, make it an ideal neighbourhood to raise a family close to the centre of the city

prominent members of the Décarie family; possibly specifically Jérémie-Louis Décarie, who was born in NDG * Girouard: One of several prominent Quebec figures listed here - Girouard * Hingston: William Hales Hingston, a Canadian senator & Mayor of Montreal * Marcil: Georges Marcil, last mayor of NDG before its annexation into the city of Montreal. * Monkland: James Monk, former Chief Justice of Lower Canada; landowner * Notre-dame-de-Grâce: NDG — the community in which


culture roughly 4,300 years ago, the area has had a continuous human presence. Saqqaq culture The earliest signs of population presence are from roughly 4,300 years ago (before Present). While Saqqaq-era sites are generally the most numerous of all the prehistoric sites in Greenland, around Qaqortoq the Saqqaq presence is less prominent,

10th century. The ruins of '''Hvalsey''' northeast of Qaqortoq. General or even limited trade between the Norse and the Thule people was scarce. Except a few novel and exotic items found at Thule sites in the area, evidence suggests cultural exchange was initially sporadic. Later, the south Greenland Norse adopted trade with the southern Inuit and were

Norse voyages in the tenth and following centuries accessdate 2008-08-27 last Anderson first Rasmus B. coauthors John Bruno Hare, ed., February 18th, 2004 year 1906 work The Norse Discovery of America publisher - JJU BGJH Qaqortoq Heliport Qaqortoq, Greenland *Kieler Woche in Germany on 19 June 2009 *Qaqortoq in Greenland on 30 October 2009 The most prominent Greenlandic dialect is '''West Greenlandic''' ''(Kalaallisut),'' which


, the PVDE experienced its most intense period of activity. Neutral Lisbon was the European centre of espionage and one of the favourite exile destinations. Writers such as Ian Fleming (the creator of James Bond) were based there, while other prominent people such as the Duke of Windsor and the Spanish Royal Family (Spanish monarchy) were exiled in Estoril. German spies attempted to buy information on trans-Atlantic shipping to help their submarines fight

-behind army and trained its members in covert action techniques amounting to terrorism, including bombings, silent assassinations, subversion techniques, clandestine communication and infiltration and colonial warfare. Aginter Press was suspected of having assassinated General Humberto Delgado (1906–1965), founder of the Portuguese National Liberation Front against Salazar (Oliveira Salazar)'s dictatorship (prominent historians and several sources also claim Delgado's assassination

was performed by PIDE operational Rosa Casaco), as well as anti-colonialist leader Amilcar Cabral (1924–1973), founder of the PAIGC (African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde) (African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde) and Eduardo Mondlane leader of the liberation movement FRELIMO (''Frente de Libertação de Moçambique''), in 1969 (prominent historians and several sources also claim Cabral's assassination was performed by indivuduals within

Al Karak

, England, Saudi Arabia , UAE and the United States of America, the census of mahfzah members around 3000 , Mahafzah tribe has common council in Kufr Jayiz called Mazafah , they meet there in social occasions. He became the most prominent Mu'izi Mamluk of Sultan Aybak Qasim,p.44 and he became his vice-Sultan in 1253. Aybak was assassinated (assassination) in 1257 and Qutuz remained vice-Sultan for Aybak's son al-Mansur Ali. Qutuz led

; of Al Karak which were supported by the Bahriyya Mamluks (Bahri dynasty) After the assassination of Faris ad-Din Aktai the leader of the Bahariyya Mamluks, during the reign of Sultan Aybak, many Bahariyya Mamluks fled from Egypt. Baibars, Qalawun and other prominent Mamluks took refuge in Syria, but after a dispute with an-Nasir Yusuf the Ayyubid king of Syria they moved to Al Karak which was also ruled by an Ayyubid king. and included Shahrzuri Kurds. See

Aktai was assassinated. The stayed in Syria, Al Karak and the Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm. Two of the most prominent Mamluks Baibars al-Bunduqdari (Baibars) and Qalawun al-Alfi (Qalawun) went to Syria then to Al Karak where they persuaded al-Malik al-Mughith the Ayyubid king of Al Karak to attack Egypt. (See also Aybak, Al-Mansur Ali and an-Nasir Yusuf). right thumb 200px 1294, Al-Nassir exiled to Al Karak . (Image:Karak castle in Jordan.JPG) When Emir Lajin

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