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Brookfield, Wisconsin

. He quickly became active in both the free jazz and no wave punk rock scenes.His first band in New York in 1976 was an instrumental quartet with violin, drums and bass called Flaming Youth. After studying for a short time under David Murray, Chance formed The Contortions, who fused jazz improvisation and funk rhythms, with live shows often ending in violence when Chance would confront audience members. ref name "Strong" >

; The Contortions reached a wider audience with their contribution to the Brian Eno-compiled ''No New York'' collection of No Wave acts. In addition to the residential college, OU has adult campuses in Overland Park, Kansas; Phoenix (Phoenix, Arizona) and Chandler, Arizona; Brookfield, Wisconsin; and Jeffersonville, Indiana. Shrinky Dinks were invented in 1973 by two housewives of Brookfield (Brookfield, Wisconsin), Wisconsin

Skid Row, Los Angeles

b_CekfFgglkC&pg PA152 accessdate 25 May 2013 date 2 June 2008 publisher University of California Press isbn 978-0-520-94176-2 page 152 In June 1947, LAPD chief Clemence B. Horrall ordered what he called a "blockade raid" of the whole Skid Row area. Over 350 people were arrested. Assistant Chief Joseph Reed, who claimed that "at least 50 percent of all the crime in Los Angeles originates in the Skid Row area," stated that there had been no "strong arm

Swift Current

called the South Saskatchewan River ''kisiskâciwan'', meaning "''it flows swiftly.''" Fur traders found the creek on their westward treks in the 1800s, and called it "Rivière au Courant" (lit: "river of the current"). Henri Julien, an artist traveling with the North-West Mounted Police expedition in 1874, referred to it as "Du Courant", and Commissioner French used "Strong Current Creek" in his diary. While it took another decade before

Blackburn with Darwen

-joined the party, left over an internal row reportedly sparked by the demotion of particular councillors in a post-election reshuffle. Allegations of vote-rigging and corruption have dogged the council, with members of the Muslim community reportedly being "strong-armed by mosque leaders and councillors to vote Labour" during elections. Straw's seat is a hot-spot of postal vote fraud claims, Anne Penketh, ''The Independent'', 4 May 2005 The possibility of corruption has been eased by reforms to postal voting which have made electoral fraud "childishly simple" in the UK according to a European watchdog. Voting open to 'childishly simple' fraud, says watchdog, Andrew Sparrow, ''The Guardian'', 22 January 2008 The number of postal votes registered in Blackburn in 2005 was 20,000, compared to 7,600 in 2001. In April 2005, local councillor Mohammed Hussain was jailed for three years for rigging the 2002 town hall election by stealing at least 230 postal vote ballots in his ward. Vote-rigging Crackdown, Lancashire Telegraph, 24 January 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2007. The local elections of May 2007 saw a coalition of parties take control of the council from Labour. The small For Darwen party and independents held the fine balance of power on the council in a partnership with the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. Like its predecessor, the ruling administration also attracted controversy; one of its councillors being suspended following a conviction for benefit fraud Benefit fraud councillor 'should quit now', Tom Moseley, ''Lancashire Telegraph'', 17 November 2008 and another following allegations of domestic abuse. Lib Dem councillor suspended by his party, Tom Moseley, ''Lancashire Telegraph'', 25 March 2008 Tensions over the presence of former England First Party member Michael Johnson within the coalition as part of For Darwen rose to the surface when Johnson was quoted in ''The Sun (The Sun (newspaper))'' newspaper in October 2007 blaming his unemployment on "all the immigrants flooding this country." "These people take our jobs and it will only get worse", he said. Burning issue: Immigration, ''The Sun (The Sun (newspaper))'', 18 October 2007 Three weeks before local elections in May 2008, a Liberal Democrat candidate for Shear Brow ward caused a stir by defecting to Labour. Election in turmoil as LibDem candidate says: I'm a Labour supporter, Tom Moseley, ''Lancashire Telegraph'', 9 April 2008 In 2010, two For Darwen Party councillors resigned and withdrew their support for the coalition, and after a vote of no confidence the Labour Party regained control of the council. Labour back in control of Blackburn with Darwen, David Watkinson, ''Lancashire Telegraph'', 14 September 2010 In 2011 Labour gained control of the council. Economy This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Blackburn with Darwen at current basic prices published (pp. 240–253) by ''Office for National Statistics'' with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling. class "wikitable" - ! Year Regional Gross Value Added Components may not sum to totals due to rounding Agriculture includes hunting and forestry Industry includes energy and construction Services includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured - 1995 '''1,496''' 3 755 737 - 2000 '''1,597''' 3 678 916 - 2003 '''1,785''' 4 647 1,134 Neighbouring districts and political control The authority borders with boroughs administered as within the Greater Manchester and Lancashire (Lancashire County Council) upper-tier local authorities: Chorley (Chorley (borough)) in the west and then (clockwise) South Ribble (South Ribble (borough)), Ribble Valley (Ribble Valley (borough)), Hyndburn (Hyndburn (borough)) and Rossendale (Rossendale (borough)) in Lancashire; Bury (Bury (borough)) and Bolton (Bolton (borough)) in Greater Manchester. The data below is based on June 2012. class "wikitable" style "width:500px;" - !colspan "4" The local government districts which surround Blackburn with Darwen - style "text-align:center;" style "height:30px; width:35%;" colspan "2" South Ribble Conservative style "width:32.5%;" Ribble Valley Conservative rowspan "2" style "width:32.5%;" Hyndburn Labour - rowspan "3" style "height:70px; text-align:center;" Chorley (Chorley (borough)) Labour rowspan "3" style "text-align:center;" colspan "2" '''Blackburn with Darwen''' - style "text-align:center; height:30px;" Rossendale (Rossendale (borough)) Labour - rowspan "2" style "text-align:center;" Bury (Bury (borough)) Labour - colspan "3" style "text-align:center; height:40px;" Bolton (Bolton (borough)) Labour Settlements History The council was first set up under 1889 under the Local Government Act 1888, covering the administrative county (administrative counties of England). It was reconstituted under the Local Government Act 1972 to cover a different territory. In the 1990s, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool left the area covered by the council. Lancashire *Blackburn, Darwen (Blackburn with Darwen) and Ribble Valley *Burnley (Burnley (borough)), Pendle and Rossendale The Executive Board of AGMA is composed of representatives from Greater Manchester's ten metropolitan boroughs, and the Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority (Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive), the Greater Manchester Police Authority (Greater Manchester Police), the Greater Manchester Fire and Civil Defence Authority (Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service) and the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority, who are all members by subscription. http: executive_board index.html The local authorities of Blackpool, Blackburn with Darwen, Cheshire East and Warrington are associate members with representation at AGMA debates and meetings, but are excluded from voting processes. *Bath and North East Somerset: Bath (Bath, Somerset) and north east Somerset *Blackburn with Darwen: Blackburn with Darwen *Brighton and Hove: Brighton and Hove

Bayt Jibrin

by the Hasmonean king, John Hyrcanus I, after which the region of Idumea (the Greek name of Edom) remained under Hasmonean control and Idumeans were forced to convert to Judaism. In 40 BC the Parthians (Parthian Empire) devastated completely the "strong city", after which it was never rebuilt. After this date, nearby '''Beit Guvrin''' succeeded Maresha as the chief center of the area. Roman and Byzantine periods In the Jewish War (First Jewish–Roman War) (68 CE

Bowe Bergdahl

that terrorists now have a "strong incentive" to capture more soldiers. Ted Poe, chairman of the United States House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation


who formed in 1980. Strong, Martin C. (2003) ''The Great Indie Discography'', Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 489-90 Their sound blends post-punk, atmospheric keyboards and psychedelia and the band has been described as "a pastoral Pink Floyd". birth_date birth_place Watford, Hertfordshire, England death_date DATE

of the founding members of the influential and experimental art-punk (punk rock) band (band (music)) Wire (Wire (band)), Strong, Martin C. (2003) ''The Great Indie Discography'', Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 180-182 Gilbert branched out into electronic music, performance art, music production, and DJing during the band's extended periods of inactivity. Gilbert left Wire in 2004 and has since been focusing on solo work and collaborations

São José dos Campos

% brown; 4.48% blacks; 1.44% Asian; 0.08% amerindian. Government São José dos Campos has a "strong mayoral" system in which the mayor is vested with extensive executive powers, as it is in all municipalities in Brazil. The mayor is elected to a four-year term by universal voting. The City Council is elected every four years with the mayor. The current mayor is Carlinhos Almeida, from the political party PT (Workers' Party (Brazil)) and was elected in 2012. The address

Whistler, British Columbia

from Chinook jargon for "strong water" and the term is common in maritime jargon for any set of strong rapids, particularly those at the mouth of inlets. Nodar Kumaritashvili, 21, died on Feb. 12, 2010, after a training run crash at the luge competition at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada hours before the opening ceremonies. imagesize office Senator (Senate of Canada) for Langley, British Columbia


2002 ), actor Eytmology After a while, a local radio station from Belém (Pará's capital city) started to call these new type of music "the strong-beated rhythm" and "the rhythms of Lambada" (''lambada'' meaning "strong slap" or "hit" in Portuguese; ''cf.'' French and later English ''lambaste''). This last name "Lambada" had a strong appeal and began to be associated with this new emerging face of an old dancing style. ref name

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