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Merced, California

television market. The television station's airwaves extend northward to Mariposa, California and the southern Sierra Nevada (Sierra Nevada (U.S.)), and sometimes can be received to the south in Kern County (Kern County, California) for those who live about north of Bakersfield. '''Jeff Ball''' (born April 17, 1969 in Merced, California) is the assistant general manager of the Atlantic City Surf professional baseball team, taking the position on March 21, 2007 after being


Middlesbrough

. He helped the club achieve their highest ever league position - third in the first division - but with a potential championship team taking shape his plans were interrupted by the outbreak of World War I. During the war, Boro released their players and closed down, while Ayresome Park was used as a munitions store. isbn 0-85033-723-2 The steel tubes are marked Dorman Long Middlesbrough, the firm which designed and built the Sydney Harbour Bridge


St. Louis

database. The United States won all three medals in that competition, with a New York team taking first place, a Chicago team taking second, and a team from Missouri taking third. Wikipedia:St. Louis, Missouri commons:St. Louis, Missouri


Vladivostok

over the company. In 1990, Goldsmith also began a lower-profile, but also profitable, global "private equity style" investment operation. By 1994 executives working in his employ in Hong Kong had built a substantial position in the intermediation of global strategic raw-material flows. Studies of public filings have found signs of the same Goldsmith-backed Hong Kong-based team taking stakes in operations as diverse as Soviet strategic ports in Vladivostok and Vostochny (Vostochny Port), and in Zee TV, India's dominant private television broadcaster later sold to Rupert Murdoch. A large Hong Kong-linked and Goldsmith-funded stake in one of the world's largest nickel operations, INCO Indonesia, was also disclosed in the 1990s, showing Goldsmith's ability to position capital before a trend became obvious to others. The Group was also a major backer of the Hong Kong based and Singapore listed major raw material player Noble Group,with low-profile long-time Goldsmith protégé Tobias Brown serving for many years as the company's non-executive Chairman. Although little is known about the somewhat enigmatic Brown, he is widely credited with orchestrating the Goldsmith investments in the Far East, which have created more than a third of the family's wealth. The company used cable ships to lay its undersea cable across the Pacific Ocean from America's west coast. The cables extended a length of 6,912 miles and the project cost approximately $12 million. Before this, messages had to travel across the Atlantic (Atlantic (ocean)) to the Far East via Cape Town and the Indian Ocean, or via London to Russia, then across the Russian landline to Vladivostok, then by submarine cable to Japan and the Philippines. After the break-up of the Soviet Union commercial navigation in the Siberian Arctic went into decline in the 1990s. More or less regular shipping is to be found only from Murmansk to Dudinka in the west and between Vladivostok and Pevek in the east. Ports between Dudinka and Pevek see next to no shipping at all. Logashkino was abandoned in 1998 and is now a ghost town. Resolution #443 of September 29, 1998 ''On Exclusion of Inhabited Localities from the Records of Administrative and Territorial Division of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic'' Incident The Russian warships (Battle of Tsushima#The Second Pacific Squadron) involved in the incident were enroute to the Far East, to reinforce their 1st Pacific Squadron stationed at Port Arthur (Port Arthur naval base), and later Vladivostok during the Russo-Japanese War. Because of incorrect reports about the presence of Japanese torpedo boats, submarines and minefields in the North Sea, and the general nervousness of the Russian sailors, 48 harmless fishing vessels were attacked by the Russians, thousands of miles away from enemy waters. Operational use In 1947, an entirely new 346 prototype was constructed, incorporating refinements suggested by the tests. This was designated '''346-P''' ("P" for ''planer'' - "glider"). No provision was made for a powerplant, but ballast was added to simulate the weight of an engine and fuel. This was carried to altitude by a B-29 Superfortress captured in Vladivostok and successfully flown by Wolfgang Zeise in a series of tests. This led to the construction of three more prototypes, intended to lead to powered flight of the type. First accidents On 6 December and 13 December, the Soviet Navy dispatched two groups of cruisers and destroyers and a submarine armed with nuclear missiles from Vladivostok; they trailed U.S. Task Force 74 into the Indian Ocean from 18 December 1971 until 7 January 1972. The Soviets also had a nuclear submarine to help ward off the threat posed by USS ''Enterprise'' task force in the Indian Ocean. Commons:Category:Vladivostok WikiPedia:Vladivostok Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia Administrative Regions Primorskiy Kray Vladivostok


Auckland

, Team New Zealand successfully defended the trophy they won in 1995 in San Diego, but in 2003 they lost to a team headed by Ernesto Bertarelli of Switzerland whose ''Alinghi'' was skippered by Russell Coutts, the expatriate Kiwi who helmed the victorious ''Black Magic'' in 1995 and ''New Zealand'' in 2000 as well as many other Kiwis. Coutts and Brad Butterworth, along with several other Team New Zealand members, defected to Bertarelli's Alinghi team, taking with them a wealth


Salt Lake City

were in 2001 (2001 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships) and 2003 (2003 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships), with the 2001 team taking Renberg home a bronze medal. Mikael's second and final try at the Olympics in 2002 (Ice hockey at the 2002 Winter Olympics) held in Salt Lake City, United States. Again, despite countryman Mats Sundin leading the Olympics in scoring, Mikael and the Swedes went home empty-handed as fifth-place finishers. Unfortunately, Mikael Renberg


Turin

Ireland at the 2006 Winter Olympics Great Britain and Northern Ireland team taking part in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. '''Kyrgyzstan''' sent one athlete to compete in the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. '''Latvia''' competed at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. Mārtiņš Rubenis won Latvia's first Winter Olympic medal. '''Cyprus''' sent one athlete to the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. '''Lebanon''' competed at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. '''Luxembourg''' sent one athlete to compete in the '''2006 Winter Olympics''', held in Turin, Italy. Luxembourg returned to the Winter Olympic Games after missing the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The Republic of Macedonia Officially under the provisional appellation "former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", short "FYR Macedonia" competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. '''Madagascar''' competed in the Winter Olympic Games for the first time at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. '''Moldova''' competed at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. '''Monaco''' competed at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. The team did not, for the first time since 1984 (1984 Winter Olympics), include Prince Albert of Monaco (Albert II, Prince of Monaco), who became the ruler of the Principality following the death of his father Rainier III (Rainier III, Prince of Monaco). thumb 400px Fireworks (Image:2006 Olympics Opening Ceremony.jpg) illuminated the Olympic rings during the 2006 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony The '''Opening Ceremony''' of the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' (''Torino 2006'') was held on February 10, 2006 beginning at 20:00 CET (Central European Time) (19:00 UTC) at the Stadio Olimpico (Stadio Olimpico (Turin)) in Turin, Italy. '''Slovakia''' competed at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. '''Russia''' participated at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. It sent a total of 190 athletes to participate in all 15 of the Winter Olympic sports (Winter Olympic Games). Russia was a key part of the Soviet Union when it won the highest number of gold medals for the 1956 (1956 Winter Olympics), 1960 (1960 Winter Olympics), 1964 (1964 Winter Olympics), 1972 (1972 Winter Olympics), 1976 (1976 Winter Olympics), 1980 (1980 Winter Olympics) and 1988 Winter Olympics. In the 1994 Winter Olympics, Russia topped the medal tables by itself. '''Serbia and Montenegro''' competed at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. This was the last appearance of a team representing a joint Montenegrin (Montenegro) and Serbian state at the Olympic venue. '''Spain''' competed at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. '''San Marino''' was represented by 1 athlete at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''', in Turin, Italy. '''Poland''' competed at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. '''Portugal''' competed at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. '''Turkey''' competed at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. '''Ukraine''' competed at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. In the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City Boit finished 64th in sprint race, leaving three competitors behind him. After the Salt Lake City Olympics Boit left competitive skiing again, but came back to participate in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin where he finished 92nd in the 15km Classical, ahead of 5 fellow competitors. Boit said in a 2006 interview that he was planning to retire after 2010 Winter Olympics to be held in Vancouver. '''Mongolia''' competed at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. Three men from '''South Africa''' competed at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. One of them, Alexander Heath, became the first African to compete in all 5 Alpine events. The three-man South African team was the largest from the continent in Turin. '''Senegal''' competed at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. The '''United States Virgin Islands''' sent one competitor to the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy; however, she injured her wrist during a crash in practice and was unable to compete. '''Nepal''' sent one athlete to compete at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. '''Tajikistan''' was represented by one man at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. Due to the political status of Taiwan, the Republic of China (ROC) competed as '''Chinese Taipei''' at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. The International Olympic Committee mandates that the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee flag is used, and not the flag of the Republic of China. In total, Chinese Taipei was represented by only one athlete. '''Thailand''', represented by the Olympic Committee of Thailand, sent one athlete to the '''2006 Winter Olympics''', in Turin, Italy. One athlete from '''Costa Rica''' competed at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy. History The brand was originally created in 1983 by the late Franco Moschino (1950-1994). Moschino and his fashion label became famous for his innovative, colorful - sometimes eccentric - designs, for his criticisms of the fashion industry and for his social awareness campaigns in the early 1990s. "Obituary: Franco Moschino", Wednesday, 21 September 1994. ''The Independent''. fun with Moschino: A designer takes a bow", Monday, October 27, 2008. ''The New York Times''. After Moschino's untimely death, Rossella Jardini, his former assistant, became creative director. "A fashionable life: Rosella Jardini". ''Harper's Bazaar''. moment with Moschino", 28 October 2008. ''vogue.com''. The brand has been part of the Aeffe fashion group since 1999. In 2006, Moschino designed the outfits for the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. "Moschino Gets Gold Medal:Brand designs costumes for winter Olympics," Thursday, January 19, 2006. ''Fashion Week Daily'' Moschino also designed outfits for Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue's 2005 Showgirl - The Greatest Hits Tour "Kylie Minouge", March 21, 2005. ''Times Online UK''. and Madonna (entertainer) Madonna's 2008 Sticky & Sweet Tour. Ricci in Turin, then return to Venice thumb 250px ''Phineas with the Boreads'' (Image:Phineas.jpg)Apparently in 1688, Ricci abandoned his wife and daughter, and fled from Bologna to Turin with Magdalen, the daughter of the painter Giovanni Peruzzini. He was again imprisoned, and nearly executed, but ultimately was freed by the intercession of the Duke of Parma. The duke employed him and assigned him a monthly salary of 25 crowns and lodging in the Farnese palace in Rome. In 1692, he was commissioned to copy the ''Coronation of Charlemagne'' by Raphael in Vatican City, on behalf of Louis XIV, a task he finished only by 1694. The death of the Duke Ranuccio in December, 1694, who was also his protector, forced Ricci to abandon Rome for Milan, where by November of 1695 he completed frescoes in the Ossuary Chapel of the Church of San Bernardino dei Morti. On 22 June 1697, the Count Giacomo Durini hired him to paint in the Cathedral of Monza. Last years From 1724-29, Ricci worked intensely for the Royal House of Savoy in Turin: In 1724 he paints the ''Rejection of Agar'' and the ''Silenus adores the Idols'', in the 1725, ''Madonna in Gloria'', in 1726, he completed in Turin the ''Susanna presented to Daniel'' and ''Moses causes water to gush from the rock''; He was admitted in October 1727 to the Clementine Academy of Venice. Canada (IOC country code (list of IOC country codes) CAN) has competed at every Winter Olympic Games, and has won at least one medal each time. The country's greatest performance was recently at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, where Canadian athletes won 26 medals—two more than the 24 they won in the previous Winter Olympics (2006 Winter Olympics), in Turin, Italy (Turin). Also at the 2010 Games, Canada set a new record for most gold medals won by a country in a single Winter Olympics with 14. This passes the previous record of 13 gold medals in one Games set by the Soviet Union in 1976 (Soviet Union at the 1976 Winter Olympics) and matched by Norway in 2002 (Norway at the 2002 Winter Olympics). 2006 Winter Olympics As a member of the International Olympic Committee and the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) and as one of Italy's most accomplished Winter Olympic athletes, Di Centa played a prominent public role in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. She was one of the eight flag bearers during the Opening Ceremonies (2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony). At the Closing Ceremonies (2006 Winter Olympics closing ceremony), she participated in the awarding of medals to the winners of the men's 50 km cross-country race. Coincidentally, the gold medal winner was her younger brother Giorgio Di Centa. He also competed in three Winter Olympics, earning his best finish of fifth in the individual normal hill event at Turin in 2006 (2006 Winter Olympics). The '''Men's 5000 m speed skating''' competition at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy was held on 11 February, the first day of competition at the Olympics. The American (United States at the 2006 Winter Olympics) Chad Hedrick, a former inline skater, began his quest to emulate Eric Heiden by taking five gold medals by racing a time of 6:14.68, 0.02 second behind the four-year-old Olympic record of Jochem Uytdehaage, which was enough to clinch gold. Dutchman Sven Kramer won the silver medal, 1.72 seconds adrift, while home skater Enrico Fabris claimed Italy's first medal by skating home the bronze in the very last pair. Gottwald made his Olympic debut as an 18 year old in the 15 km individual event at the 1994 Winter Olympics, then competed in the 4 x 5 km team and 15 km individual events at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Gottwald won bronze medals in the 7.5 km sprint, 15 km individual and 4 x 5 km team Nordic combined events at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Coming into the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, he had regularly ranked among the top three in the world. He won golds in the 7.5 km sprint and 4 x 5 km team competitions, and took silver in the 15 km individual. At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Gottwald won gold in the 4 x 5 km team event. He is the most decorated Nordic combined skier at the Winter Olympics with seven medals. The '''Women's Moguls''' event in '''freestyle skiing''' at the '''2006 Winter Olympics''' in Turin, Italy took place on February 11. In the 2010 Winter Olympics, Pang and Tong set a new World Record (ISU Judging System) for the free skate with a score of 141.81 points. Agence France Presse, "Shen, Zhao claim China's first figure skating gold", '''Emmeline Moore''', ''16 February 2010'' (accessed 16 February 2010) They placed second place behind Shen Xue and Hongbo Zhao thanks to their teammates world record-setting short program. The People's Republic of China broke Russia's 46-year twelve Olympic gold medal streak in pairs skating, sweeping gold and silver places. WikiPedia:Turin Dmoz:Regional Europe Italy Regions Piedmont Localities Turin Commons:Category:Turin


North Korea

zone of occupation. However, unlike the Soviet occupations of East Germany and North Korea, these plans were frustrated by the opposition of U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The consortium attempted to involve Eriksson in the running of the North Korean team, taking him to Pyongyang in October 2009. This came to nothing, however, with Eriksson later saying that his efforts were wasted as he was unable to contact anyone on the North Korean side. Two distinct schools of thought arose in the Bush Administration (George W. Bush administration) regarding the question of how to handle countries such as Iraq, Iran, and North Korea (the so-called "Axis of Evil (axis of evil)" Commons:Category:North Korea WikiPedia:North Korea Dmoz:Regional Asia North Korea


Mexico City

, Tijuana . In 2002 (2002 International Formula 3000 season), he stepped up to the F3000 (International Formula 3000) Championship with the Super Nova (Super Nova Racing) team, taking five top-ten finishes on his way to 12th in the championship standings. He also completed the Renault F1 Driver Development Scheme, and had his


Indonesia

purchase of Newmont from trying to take over the company. In 1990, Goldsmith also began a lower-profile, but also profitable, global "private equity style" investment operation. By 1994 executives working in his employ in Hong Kong had built a substantial position in the intermediation of global strategic raw-material flows. Studies of public filings have found signs of the same Goldsmith-backed Hong Kong-based team taking stakes in operations as diverse as Soviet strategic ports in Vladivostok and Vostochny (Vostochny Port), and in Zee TV, India's dominant private television broadcaster later sold to Rupert Murdoch. A large Hong Kong-linked and Goldsmith-funded stake in one of the world's largest nickel operations, INCO Indonesia, was also disclosed in the 1990s, showing Goldsmith's ability to position capital before a trend became obvious to others. The Group was also a major backer of the Hong Kong based and Singapore listed major raw material player Noble Group,with low-profile long-time Goldsmith protégé Tobias Brown serving for many years as the company's non-executive Chairman. Although little is known about the somewhat enigmatic Brown, he is widely credited with orchestrating the Goldsmith investments in the Far East, which have created more than a third of the family's wealth. Human interaction The false killer whale has not been hunted extensively, for example in the West Indies and Indonesia. In Japan, a large number are killed every year during the annual slaughter in Taiji. These operations involved both special forces and infantry. Special forces were mostly reconnaissance patrols crossing the border from the Malaysian state of Sarawak or Sabah into Indonesian Kalimantan in order to find and monitor Indonesian forces who might attack Sarawak or Sabah. Smith 1999, p. 41 and Dennis and Grey 1996, pp. 232–233. Conventional forces were tasked to act on this information and that from other sources to ambush or otherwise attack the Indonesians under a policy of ‘aggressive defence’. Pugsley 2003, p. 255. Such operations were to be ‘deniable’ as they may have represented a violation of state sovereignty, however they were justified at the time under the "right of hot pursuit (Immediate pursuit)". This is an internationally recognised legal right entitling any nation to pursue those doing her harm beyond her borders if the nation whence the wrongdoers come from fails to take action themselves. Operation Claret was largely successful in gaining the initiative for the British Commonwealth forces, inflicting significant casualties on the Indonesians and keeping them on the defensive, before being suspended late in the war. Pugsley 2003, p. 255. The Northern Mariana Islands had previously been a separate jurisdiction from the United States in terms of immigration control. Under a federalization law passed by the U.S. Congress in 2008, the Northern Marianas' immigration functions were taken over by United States Department of Homeland Security agencies on November 28, 2009. The present Guam-Northern Mariana Islands Visa Waiver Program took effect at that time, replacing previous Northern Marianas' legislation governing entry to the islands and also replacing a previous Guam-specific Visa Waiver Program. That program had included the aforementioned countries as well as Indonesia, Samoa, Vanuatu, and the Soloman Islands, though these countries were removed from the list of eligible nations for the new program. Dmoz:Regional Asia Indonesia Commons:Category:Indonesia Wikipedia:Indonesia


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