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of this cooperation can be seen in the activities of the Southeast chapter of the US-Israel Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta, and the success of companies like Given Imaging. Given Imaging, which began as a small startup in Yokneam Illit, leveraged its special relationship with the Southeast chapter of the US-Israel Chamber of Commerce when it opened its Marketing headquarters in Atlanta, GA. Economy left thumbnail Mellanox and Given Imaging (File:Melanox296.JPG) thumb More high-tech (File:StartupVillage-Yokneam 03.jpg) Yokneam's proximity to two major universities (Technion and University of Haifa), location at the crossroads between northern Israel and the major urban areas of Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem, tax benefits and investment grants associated with its status as a "National Priority Area A", and its small town surroundings and lower cost of housing all worked together to attract Israel's highest concentration of R&D companies outside of Tel-Aviv and give it the nickname of Startup Village (Startup Village, Yokneam). Under the Israeli Law for the Encouragement of Capital Investment, approved enterprises in Yokneam Illit enjoy the highest level of tax benefits and investment grants (currently up to 20% of the investment or 10 year tax exemption). In addition, companies relocating to the region can apply for concessions in local taxes over a three-year period from the Yokneam Illit Local Authority. Yokneam's industrial parks are home to more than 100 high-tech companies with exports in the billions of US dollars annually. Companies specialize in a wide range of technologies, including semicondcutors, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. These include Intel, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Medtronic, Given Imaging, Naiot Venture Accelerator, Mellanox Technologies (Mellanox), Marvell Technology Group, Biosense Webster and Lumenis. An additional high-tech park, Mevo Carmel Jewish-Arab Industrial Park, is already underway that will be a joint venture of Yokneam Illit, Megiddo Regional Council and the Druze villages of Daliyat al-Karmel and Isfiya. . Jordan.


, the Franciscans also viewed Cortés flogging as voluntary and as a sign of his piety. The depiction has two messages, one of the special relationship between the Church and the Spaniards as well as the acceptance of public punishment. Above the doorframe is an image of Francis of Assisi holding three globes that support an image of Mary Immaculate as María de Ágreda writes the Mystical city of God and Duns Scotus writes a defense of the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception. This image would appear in later monasteries such as the Mission Landa in the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro, at a college in Zacatecas and another college in Mexico City. Although most are (semi) abandoned and not restored for tourists, the town has a number of other architectural and historic sites. The abandoned train station is on the Mexico City-Cuautla section of the Ferrocarril Interocianico (Inter-Ocean Railway) which connected Acapulco with Veracruz. The station was built in 1895. * In 1990 or earlier a temple in Ozumba, Mexico was built by the Apostolic United Brethren. Andrea Moore-Emmett. God's Brothel. Pince-Nez Press: June 1, 2004. ISBN 1-930074-13-1 * A pyramid-shaped temple near Modena (Modena, Utah), Utah was built by the Righteous Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Ryukyu Kingdom

; ref Congress immediately rescinded its $200,000 contribution. thumb left The partially completed monument, photographed by Mathew Brady (File:Washington Monument circa 1860 - Brady-Handy.jpg); circa 1860. * Russia: House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov (branch of the House of Oldenburg) * Ryukyu Kingdom: House of Sho * Sarawak: Brooke family *Republic of Texas - After becoming independent of Mexico in 1836, Texas sought annexation by the United States, which occurred in 1845. * Ryukyu Kingdom - united from Chuzan, Nanzan, Hokuzan, now all Okinawa Prefecture of Japan. *Kingdom of Sardinia - became part of Italy in 1861. - align "center" style "font-size: 90%;" colspan "3" Kok Turks Korea (History of Korea) Loulan Malacca (Sultanate_of_Malacca) Ryukyu (Ryukyu Kingdom) Ta Yuan Tibet (History of Tibet) (Tubo) Vietnam (History of Vietnam) (An Nam Jiaozhi Giao Chỉ) Wu-sun Yuezhi (Yüeh-Chih) - align "center" style "font-size: 90%;" Many of the ''barangay'' (tribal municipalities) were, to a varying extent, under the ''de-jure'' jurisprudence of one of several neighboring empires, among them the Malay (Malays (ethnic group)) Sri Vijaya, Javanese Majapahit, Brunei (Sultanate of Brunei), Melaka (Melaka Sultanate), Indian Chola, Persia, Arabia, Seljuq Turkish (Turkic peoples) Ottoman (Ottoman Empire), Greece, Funan (Kingdom of Funan), Champa, and Khmer (Khmer people) empires, although ''de-facto'' had established their own independent system of rule. Trading links with Sumatra, Borneo, Java, Malay Peninsula, Indochina, China, India, Arabia, Japan and the Ryukyu Kingdom flourished during this era. A thalassocracy had thus emerged based on international trade. Naha period When Amami ''aji'' became strong enough in the islands, they started to pay tributes to stronger nations around. Okinawan books say Amami ''aji'' paid tribute to Eiso (:ja:英祖), the king of Chūzan in Sanzan period Okinawa. Okinoerabu and Yoron went under Hokuzan's control. However, since Okinawa itself was still unsettled with civil wars, they could not control the northern part of Amami Islands. Tokunoshima and further north island ''aji'' just paid tributes to Okinawa, and continued to control the islands by themselves. After 1429, Shō Hashi unified Okinawa Island, founding the Ryukyu Kingdom. Okinoerabu and further south islands were directly controlled by Ryūkyū, while northern parts were also treated as the outer territories of the kingdom. The fourth king, Shō Sei, tried to occupy Amami Ōshima in 1537, but failed. The next king, Shō Gen, won the battle in 1571, and the entire group of islands went under Ryūkyū's control. According to folklore, three ''gusuku'' and four communities fiercely resisted the invasion, and were all eliminated.

Federation of Malaya

were formed and an HQ to complete that regiment. When "C" Squadron concluded their tour of duty they came back to Southern Rhodesia and the unit was disbanded. Political career After the 1963 Singapore state elections (Singapore general election, 1963) held shortly after Singapore merged with Malaya (Federation of Malaya), Sabah and Sarawak to form Malaysia, it emerged that the Singapore UMNO branch had been terribly defeated by the ruling People's Action Party (PAP). Albar then travelled to Singapore to address the Malays, and denounced Malay PAP leaders such as Othman Wok as traitors to the Malay race and UnIslamic.

Wenatchee, Washington

forest and is a popular beach and recreation area for Misawa AB personnel. The towns of Wenatchee, Washington and Misawa cemented their special relationship by becoming official sister cities in 1981 strengthening their friendship through annual cultural exchange programs. thumb left Main line heading north out of Seattle, Washington along the shore of Puget Sound (Image:BNSF-1.jpg) The Burlington Northern traversed the most northerly routes of any railroad in the western United States


on 30 September. '''b.''' DATE OF BIRTH September 15, 1915 PLACE OF BIRTH Suez, Egypt DATE OF DEATH May 24, 1972 1948 onwards Finding peacetime duties unexciting, Hastings left the Army in 1948. He turned down an offer from Gillette (Gillette (brand)) and was refused a job by the BBC. Eventually he was invited by a friend to join MI6, which sent him in 1950 to Finland, disguised as an assistant military attaché. Four years later he moved to Paris, where he observed the conspiracy over the Suez operation and the machinations that preceded Charles de Gaulle's return to power. From 1958 to 1960, he worked in the political office of the Middle East forces in Cyprus. As a result of his work countering the KGB, Hastings was one of the few Englishmen of his class and age to enjoy vodka neat, as well as the company of all and sundry. He, like his wife Elizabeth Anne, was utterly unsnobbish.

Duchy of Milan

On 15 May 1702 the Powers of the Grand Alliance (Grand Alliance (League of Augsburg)), led by England and the Dutch Republic, declared war on France and Spain. Emperor Leopold I (Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor) also declared war on the Bourbon powers, but his forces under Prince Eugene (Prince Eugene of Savoy) had already begun hostilities in northern Italy along the Po Valley in an attempt to secure for Austria the Spanish Duchy of Milan. Eugene’s successful 1701 campaign had aroused enthusiasm in England for war against France, and helped Emperor Leopold’s efforts in persuading King William III (William III of England) to send an Allied fleet to the Mediterranean Sea. Count Wratislaw (John Wenceslau Wratislaw von Mitrowitz), the Emperor’s envoy in England, urged that the sight of an Allied fleet in the Mediterranean would effect a revolution in the Spanish province of Naples (Kingdom of Naples); win south Italy from the precarious grip of Philip V (Philip V of Spain); overawe the Francophile Pope Clement XI; and encourage the Duke of Savoy (Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia) – and other Italian princes – to change sides. Trevelyan: ''England Under Queen Anne: Blenheim,'' p. 262 More modestly, Prince Eugene pleaded for a squadron to protect the passage of his supplies from Trieste across the Adriatic (Adriatic Sea).


There are also five non-voting members appointed by the Crown: the Bailiff (Bailiff (Channel Islands)), the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, the Dean of Jersey, the Attorney General and Solicitor General.

are often called Islanders or, in individual terms, Jerseyman or Jerseywoman. Some Jersey-born people identify as British and value the special relationship between the British Crown and the island.


Owen, 'The Invasion of Grenada: Reagan went against Thatcher's advice on invasion', ''Financial Times'' (26 October 1983), p. 8. Reginald Dale, 'The Invasion of Grenada: Americans indifferent to outcry in Britain', ''Financial Times'' (27 October 1983), p. 4. In 1986 the British defence secretary (Secretary of State for Defence) Michael Heseltine, a prominent critic of the special relationship and a supporter of European integration, resigned (Westland affair) over his concern that a takeover of Britain's last helicopter manufacturer (Westland Helicopters) by a US firm (Sikorsky Aircraft) instead of a European consortium (Agusta) would harm the British defence industry. John Dumbrell, ''A Special Relationship: Anglo-American Relations in the Cold War and After'' (Basingstoke, Hants: Macmillan, 2001), pp. 97-99. Thatcher herself also saw a potential risk to Britain's deterrent (UK Trident programme) and security posed by the Strategic Defense Initiative Margaret Thatcher, ''The Downing Street Years'', (London: HarperCollins, 1993), pp. 465-6. Stewart Fleming, 'Reagan seeks to allay 'star wars' fear', ''Financial Times'' (24 December 1984), p. 8. John M. Goshko, 'Thatcher Tells Hill She Backs Reagan On 'Star Wars' Plan British Leader Calls Research "Essential"', ''Washington Post'' (21 February 1985), A01. and Reagan's proposal at the Reykjavík Summit to eliminate all ballistic nuclear weapons (Ballistic missile) despite large conventional disparities. Geoffrey Smith, 'Political Commentary', ''The Times'' (London, 18 November 1986). John M. Goshko, 'Thatcher Assured on Nuclear Force; Reagan Agrees British Deterrent Would Stay Under Arms Reduction', ''Washington Post'' (16 November 1986), a01. Walter Pincus and David Hoffman, 'Reagan Backs Off Missile Proposal; Eliminating Ballistic Weapons, a Goal at Summit, Is Deemphasized', ''Washington Post'' (19 November 1986), a35. Even so, an observer of the period concluded: 'Britain did indeed figure more prominently in American strategy than any other European power'. Coker, 'Britain and the New World Order', p. 408. Peter Hennessy, a leading historian (Peter Hennessy), singles out the personal dynamic of 'Ron' and 'Margaret' in this success: On January 6, 1779, Admiral Byron reached the West Indies. During the early part of this year the naval forces in the West Indies were mainly employed in watching one another. But in June, while Byron had gone to Antigua to guard the trade convoy on its way home, d'Estaing first captured St Vincent (Saint Vincent (island)), and then Grenada. Admiral Byron, who had returned, sailed in hopes of saving the island but arrived too late. An indecisive action (Battle of Grenada) was fought off Grenada on July 6, 1779. The war died down in the West Indies. Byron returned home in August. D'Estaing, after co-operating unsuccessfully with the Americans in an attack (Siege of Savannah) on Savannah, Georgia in September, also returned to Europe. The BS 1363 design is used in the United Kingdom and Ireland (Republic of Ireland), Sri Lanka, Kuwait commons:Grenada


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