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Peace River, Alberta

population density and dispersed development that results in a pattern of travel that is less focused on the downtown and hence more difficult to serve by transit. Studies show that for every 1% increase in residential density, there is a 0.22% rise in transit ridership. birth_place Peace River, Alberta, CAN (Canada) career_start 1985 DATE OF BIRTH July 31, 1963 PLACE OF BIRTH Peace River, Alberta, CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH


Shantou

;Teochew 21% of the Chinese population in Singapore are of Teochew (Teochew people) heritage as of 2000. They were migrants who came to Singapore and they originate from the eastern provinces of China such as Chaozhou, Shantou and Jieyang. As of 2005, there are 115,107 people using Teochew as their home language in Singapore. The most conspicuous symbols of the new status of foreign trade were the four coastal special economic zones (see Glossary), which were created in 1979 as enclaves where foreign investment could receive special treatment. Three of the four zones—the cities of Shenzhen, Zhuhai, and Shantou--were located in Guangdong Province, close to Hong Kong. The fourth, Xiamen, in Fujian Province, was directly across the strait from Taiwan. More significant for China's economic development was the designation in April 1984 of economic development zones in the fourteen largest coastal


Norfolk Island

'') is a parrot native to eastern and south eastern Australia which has been introduced to New Zealand and Norfolk Island. It is commonly found in, but not restricted to, mountain forests and gardens. The species as it now stands has subsumed two former separate species, the '''Yellow Rosella''' and the '''Adelaide Rosella'''. Molecular studies show one of the three red-coloured races, var. ''nigrescens'' is genetically more distinct. They are year-round residents. Although this bird coexists well at the edges of urban areas, it is declining in some areas as human populations increase. They were originally found mainly in the southwestern United States but they have been introduced into other areas including British Columbia, Hawaii, Chile, New Zealand, and to Norfolk Island and King Island (King Island (Tasmania)) in Australia. These birds forage on the ground, often scratching at the soil. They can sometimes be seen feeding at the sides of roads. Their diet consists mainly of seeds and leaves, but they also eat some berries and insects; for example, Toyon berries are a common food source. C.M. Hogan, 2008) If startled, these birds explode into short rapid flight, called "flushing". Given a choice, they will normally make their escape on foot. Chief Minister of Norfolk Island Gardner was the chief minister of Norfolk Island from 5 December 2001 to 2 June 2006. He was succeeded in that post by David Buffett. The New Zealand Pigeon belongs to the family Columbidae, and the subfamily Treroninae, which is found throughout Southeast Asia, Malaya (Malay Peninsula), Africa and New Zealand. The members of this subfamily feed largely on fruits, mainly drupes. Falla, R. A., R. B. Sibson, and E. G. Turbott (1979). The new guide to the birds of New Zealand and outlying islands. Collins, Auckland. New Zealand Pigeons are members of the pigeon (dove) genus ''Hemiphaga'' (Bonaparte (Charles Lucien Bonaparte), 1854), which is endemic to the New Zealand archipelago and Norfolk Island. However recently a ''Hemiphaga'' bone was found on Raoul Island. Worthy, T. H., and R. Brassey. (2000). New Zealand pigeon (''Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae'') on Raoul Island, Kermadec Group. ''Notornis'' '''47''' (1): 36–38 The Parea or Chatham Island Pigeon (''Hemiphaga chathamensis'') is traditionally considered a subspecies of the Kererū, but is here treated as a separate species. Taxonomy As generally accepted, there are three subspecies of New Zealand Pigeon; of these, only two survive: ''H. n. novaseelandiae'' of mainland New Zealand and ''H. n. chathamensis'' of the Chatham Islands. The other subspecies, Norfolk Pigeon (''H. n. spadicea'') of Norfolk Island, is now extinct (extinction). The subspecies differ in their plumage colour and physical morphology. Settlers started to arrive in 1807 as farmers were moved from Norfolk Island to Van Diemen's Land (the original name used by Europeans for Tasmania). Governor Macquarie (Lachlan Macquarie) granted land rights to the settlers, who originally called the area ''Norfolk Plains''. The town, originally called Latour, grew up around the Longford Hotel which was built in 1827 by Newman Williatt, and in 1833 the town was renamed Longford. Convict labour was free and settlers used this to build some fine houses and estates. Resettlement of Norfolk Islanders The town's pioneers were many of the 554 folk resettled from Norfolk Island during the period of 29 November 1807 to 2 October 1808. New Norfolk History 1986 ISBN 1 86252 303 Lt. Governor David Collins (David Collins (governor)) selected the site as a separate crop production area in the fertile valley, as the Norfolk Islanders were mainly farming families, who were offered extra acres in Tasmania as an incentive to relocate. The climate was colder than sub-tropical Norfolk Island, which proved a challenge for the hardy pioneers during the first few years, but eventually the district became self-supporting. Penal colonies in Australia Especially harsh floggings were given with it in secondary penal colonies (penal colony) of early colonial Australia, particularly at such places as Norfolk Island (apparently this has 9 leather thongs, each with a lead weight, meant as the ultimate deterrent for hardened life-convicts), Port Arthur (Port Arthur, Tasmania) and Moreton Bay (now Brisbane). WikiPedia:Norfolk Island Dmoz:Regional Oceania Norfolk Island


Accra

, toners, and plastics from computers and other electronic waste. Recent studies show that 7 out of 10 children in this region have too much lead in their blood. Notice came again to deploy in June 2009 with five days warning in order to support Operation Jupiter Sentinal. The squadron rapidly embarked 4 aircraft and all available Ironhorse Marines aboard the USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) which quickly started steaming towards the Ghanan coast to support President


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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The Lehigh Valley is located approximately 50 miles (96&nbsp;km) north of Philadelphia, the country's fifth largest city, 80 miles (129&nbsp;km) east of Harrisburg (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), Pennsylvania's capital, and 70 miles (144&nbsp;km) west of New York City, the country's largest city. The area is home to more than 820,000 people as of the 2010 U.S. Census. Recent census studies show it to be the fastest growing region in Pennsylvania, due in part to its growing popularity as a bedroom community (commuter town) for the highly-populated neighboring regions of Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York City as well as its favorable business climate and much lower cost of living in comparison to surrounding areas. Allentown: Chemical material producer Avantor moves headquarters from New Jersey to Center Valley - Morning Call Roads The Lehigh Valley has four major highways: Interstate 78, a major east-west highway, runs through the southern part of the Valley, duplexed with Pennsylvania Route 309. I-78 runs from Harrisburg (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) in the west to the Holland Tunnel and New York City in the east. The film premiered at the Equality Forum 2003 on May 1 at The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. A later showing, held September 28, 2003 at the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) as a fundraiser for Common Roads, a local gay youth support group, was protested by 10 members of the Westboro Baptist Church, a religious institution well known for their extreme anti-gay views. Controversial Group Protests at Capitol, Beale Air Force Base Because they announced their intention to protest in advance, they were overwhelmed by over 800 counter-protesters who declared the day "Unity Day". The counter-protest was organized by the Pride Festival of Central Pennsylvania led by community activist Reynaldo Lacaba. topo towns Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Carlisle (Carlisle, Pennsylvania), Mechanicsburg (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania), Shippensburg (Shippensburg, Pennsylvania), Chambersburg (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania), Greencastle (Greencastle, Pennsylvania) Hagerstown, Maryland traversed The valley is bound to the west and north by Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians (Bear Pond Mountains Blue Mountain (Blue Mountain (Pennsylvania))), to the east and south by South Mountain (South Mountain (Maryland and Pennsylvania)), to the northeast by the Susquehanna River at Harrisburg (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) and to the south by the Potomac River. The portion of the valley residing in Maryland is sometimes referred to as the Hagerstown Valley. The Cumberland Valley Railroad, Cumberland Valley School District, and the Cumberland Valley AVA are named for the region. The cities of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Cumberland Valley Railroad, March 2002 – Harrisburg Pennsylvania to Winchester Virginia Retrieved 2011-01-28. and Hagerstown, Maryland are located in the Cumberland Valley. thumb (File:Lindley Murray.jpg) '''Lindley Murray''' (27 March 1745 &ndash; 16 February 1826), grammarian (Linguist), was born in a house near his father's mill, just north of Harper Tavern in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, 18 miles northeast of Harrisburg (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). He was the eldest son of Robert Murray (Robert Murray (merchant)), the Quaker merchant, and Mary Lindley Murray, whose home was on a hill in Manhattan on what today is Park Avenue (Park Avenue (Manhattan)) and 36th Street. This was the center of an area known to this day as Murray Hill (Murray Hill, Manhattan). As Mayor Re-elected to the state house in 1976 and 1978, Reed was elected Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Commissioner in 1979 and Mayor of Harrisburg (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) in 1981. He has won re-election as Mayor in '''1985''', '''1989''', '''1993''', '''1997''', '''2001''' and '''2005'''. During the 2000s, he was considered "Pennsylvania's most popular and successful mayor." Civil War When the Civil War started in 1861, McConaughy formed and served as captain of the "Adams Rifles," a company of civilian scouts, primarily composed of his law clients. They were active in monitoring the region for signs of Confederate (Confederate States Army) activity during several threatened incursions, including during the Maryland Campaign. McConaughy's scouts and spies were particularly active in late June 1863 during the early days of the Gettysburg Campaign, when they shadowed oncoming enemy cavalry and, later, the main infantry columns. McConaughy gave this vital information to the local military commander, Maj. (Major (United States)) Granville O. Haller, who in turn relayed it to Maj. Gen. (Major general (United States)) Darius N. Couch and Governor Andrew Curtin in Harrisburg (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). McConaughy stayed in Gettysburg during the Confederate occupation in early July, still rendering service to the Federal soldiers. Following the battle, Col. George H. Sharpe wrote a letter to McConaughy on behalf of Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, formally thanking him for the critical information on Confederate troop movements.


Faroe Islands

1946 – Residents of the '''Faroe Islands''' narrowly approved a referendum (Faroese independence referendum, 1946) !--not bold


Papua New Guinea

) based on the specialized characteristics, but recent molecular and morphological studies show that the group is positioned in the middle of various other groups. They are widely distributed throughout the Australasian region, including south-eastern Asia, Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and Australia, and the majority have very brightly coloured plumage. Prions appear to be most infectious when in direct contact with affected tissues. For example, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease has been transmitted to patients taking injections of growth hormone harvested from human pituitary glands, from cadaver dura allografts and from instruments used for brain surgery (Brown, 2000) (prions can survive the "autoclave" sterilization process used for most surgical instruments). It is also believed that dietary consumption of affected animals can cause prions to accumulate slowly, especially when cannibalism or similar practices allow the proteins to accumulate over more than one generation. An example is kuru (kuru (disease)), which reached epidemic proportions in the mid 20th century in the Fore (Fore (people)) people of Papua New Guinea, who used to consume their dead as a funerary ritual.


Cincinnati

archives jun99 reed16.htm UNC-CH surveys reveal where the ‘real’ South lies . Unc.edu (1999-06-02). Retrieved on 2011-06-18. This is likely because regional identification often varies dramatically within Kentucky. For example, many consider northern Kentucky to be the most Midwestern region as it shares culture with Cincinnati. Studies show that a significant minority of people in Northern Kentucky still identify with the South. Conversely, southern Ohio and southern Indiana are highly Southern in comparison to most of the Midwest, as is the "little Egypt" region of southern Illinois. *''Death Hill'': The steep descent of Interstate 75 (Interstate 75 in Kentucky) in Kenton County, Kentucky toward the Ohio River and Cincinnati. This stretch of road, now known as Cut-in-the-Hill, was reconstructed from 1989 to 1994, and the number of fatal accidents dropped dramatically. However, it still has a much higher accident rate than similar Kentucky highways. death_date Commons:Category:Cincinnati WikiPedia:Cincinnati Dmoz:Regional North America United States Ohio Metro Areas Cincinnati Metro


Guangzhou

; born July 28, 1936 in Guangzhou, Guangdong) is a famous Hong Kong martial arts (martial arts film) filmmaker, choreographer (choreography), and actor. '''Caribbean Chinese cuisine''' is a popular style of food resulting from a fusion of Chinese (Chinese cuisine) and West Indian cuisines (Caribbean cuisine). The Chinese influence is predominantly Cantonese (Guangzhou), the main source of Chinese immigrants to the West Indies. West Indian food is itself a mixture of African cuisine African


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