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Greater Vancouver

;!--Infobox ends-- '''Greater Vancouver''', also known as '''Metro Vancouver''', is the metropolitan area with its major urban centre being the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The term "Greater Vancouver" is roughly coterminous with the geographic area governed by the Metro Vancouver regional district, though it predates the 1966 creation of the regional district. It is often used to include areas beyond the boundaries of the regional district but does not generally

include wilderness and agricultural areas within that regional district. Usage of the term "Greater Vancouver" is not consistent. In local use it tends to refer to urban and suburban areas only, and does not include parts of the regional district such as Bowen Island, although industries such as the film industry even include Squamish (Squamish, British Columbia), Whistler (Whistler, British Columbia) and Hope (Hope, British Columbia) as being in "the Vancouver area

" or "in Greater Vancouver". The business community often includes adjoining towns and cities such as Mission (Mission, British Columbia), Chilliwack (Chilliwack, British Columbia), Abbotsford (Abbotsford, British Columbia) and Squamish (Squamish, British Columbia) within their use of the term "Greater Vancouver", though since the creation of the term "Metro Vancouver", that has come to be used in the media interchangeably with the name of the region


Arabia Petraea

Syria, improperly called the diocese of Arabia because its capital Bostra was within the northern extremity of the Roman province of Arabia Petrae. The origin of the Nabateans remains obscure, but they were Aramaic (Aramaic language) speakers, and the term "Nabatean" was the Arabic name for an Aramean of Syria and Iraq. By the 3rd century during the Late Roman Period, the Nabateans stopped writing in Aramaic and began writing in Greek (Greek language), and by the Byzantine Period they converted to Christianity. Paul Johnson, ''A History of the Jews'' (London 1987) Achaemenid (Achaemenid Empire) Arabia corresponded to the lands between Egypt and Mesopotamia, later known as Arabia Petraea. According to Herodotus, Cambyses (Cambyses II) did not subdue the Arabs when he attacked Egypt in 525 BCE. His successor Darius the Great (Darius I of Persia) does not mention the Arabs in the Behistun Inscription from the first years of his reign, but mentions them in later texts. This suggests that Darius conquered this part of Arabia. Arabia Encyclopaedia Iranica The '''''Limes Arabicus''''' was a desert frontier of the Roman Empire, in the province of Arabia Petraea. It ran -at its biggest extension- for about 1,500 km (Kilometer), from Northern Syria to Southern Palestine and northern Arabia, forming part of the wider Roman ''limes'' system. It had several forts and watchtowers.


Fort William, India

East India Company officials in India. Complete authority over all of British India was granted in 1833, and the official became known as the Governor-General of India. In 1858, India came under the direct control of the British Crown (British monarchy), and the Governor-General acted as the Sovereign's representative. To reflect this role, the term "Viceroy" was informally applied; the title was abandoned when India became independent in 1947. The office of Governor

British Crown , and the Governor-General acted as the Sovereign's representative. To reflect this role, the term "Viceroy" was informally applied; the title was abandoned when India became independent in 1947. The office of Governor-General continued to exist until India adopted a constitution in 1950. Governors-General served five-year terms, but could be removed earlier. After the conclusion of a term, a provisional Governor-General was sometimes appointed until a new holder


Kiryat Shmona

the same rights as married couples in inheritance rights. This ruling overturned a Family Court ruling that an elderly man from Kiryat Shmona was not entitled to spousal rights. The man had sought the estate of his late partner, with whom he lived for several decades. The Nazareth judges ruled that the term "man and woman" as spelled out in Israel's inheritance law also includes same sex couples. Judges Nissim Maman and Gabriela Levy, who issued the majority opinion, based their decision on a loose interpretation of the term "partner" as defined in other court rulings, such as those dealing with issues related to employee benefits, and thus applied the interpretation to the inheritance law. The acting president of the Nazareth District Court, Menachem Ben-David, issued the minority opinion, arguing that the legal text should not be interpreted "contrary to the lingual significance." A government spokesperson said the ruling will be appealed. * In December 2004, the Tel Aviv District Court ruled that the government cannot deport (Deportation) the Colombian partner of a gay Israeli man. The 32-year-old Colombian entered Israel on a visitors visa (Visa (document)) which has long expired and the Interior Ministry had ordered him deported. His partner is an Israeli citizen and a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces. The couple filed an emergency petition with the Tel Aviv District Court. The men were represented by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel. Judge Uzi Vogelman ruled that the government had acted illegally in attempting to deport the man. In 1999 Supreme Court ruling established that the ministry could not deport foreign nationals married to Israeli citizens. Vogelman's decision extends that to apply to common-law marriages, including same-sex couples. '''DS: As you know, I’m part of a group from a technology mission over here of journalists. We went to Meytav, your largest technology incubator, and spoke with their Vice President Norman Sandberg. One of the things that he raised as an issue is that Israeli society is becoming dichotomized between Tel Aviv and the rest of the country. How do you develop the brainpower without Israel becoming a city-state with Tel Aviv? Mr. Sandberg told us nobody wants to go to the North (w: North District (Israel)). They want to stay in Tel Aviv. They don’t want to actually spread out and work on developing the rest of the country and invest outside of there. Is that a problem that you foresee that this bubble is forming around Tel Aviv in terms of brainpower?


Mission, British Columbia

for the larger geographic region meant by that term ("Metro Vancouver" refers only to the ''government'' of the regional district, and the regional district is not exactly coterminous with the region as such).

organizations often include adjoining towns and cities such as Mission (Mission, British Columbia), Chilliwack (Chilliwack, British Columbia), Abbotsford (Abbotsford, British Columbia) and Squamish (Squamish, British Columbia) within their use of the term "Greater Vancouver", though since the creation of the term "Metro Vancouver", that has come to be used in the media interchangeably with the name of the region and or regional district, even though it technically only

refers to the governing body of the regional district. As a term, "Greater Vancouver" tends to refer in local use to urban and suburban areas only, and does not include parts of the regional district such as Bowen Island, although industries such as the film industry even include Squamish, Whistler and Hope as being in "the Vancouver area" or "in Greater Vancouver". The cities of Abbotsford (Abbotsford, British Columbia) and Chilliwack, British Columbia


Dominion of Ceylon

President Dwight David Eisenhower (Dwight D. Eisenhower) United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Union of South Africa, Dominion of Ceylon, Ghana -


Western Xia

and the Song in the southeast. The English term "Tangut" comes from the Mongolian (Mongolian language) name for the country, ''Tangghut'' ( ) found in Chinese literature. Foundations The Tuoba clan of the Xianbei of Tuyuhun founded the Western Xia. After the Tibetans (Tibetan people) destroyed the Tuyuhun in 670, its famous prince, Tuoba Chici, who controlled the Qiang

of Mongolia and the Mongol Empire, p.246 thumb right 300px Buddhism Buddhist scripture (File:Chrysographic Tangut Lotus Sutra.jpg) written in the Tangut script The '''Tangut''' identified with the state of '''Western Xia''' were traditionally thought of as a Qiangic (Qiangic languages)-speaking people who moved to northwestern China (Northwest China) sometime before the 10th century CE. Recent research indicated that the term "Tangut" most likely derives

attributed to the common mythology, which the Tangut shared with the Tibetans. A religious Tantric meaning of the state name has also been suggested but is extremely hard to prove. The recent interpretation of the "White" and "Lofty" is that they represented the founding ethnic group and the majority of the population. The term "White" was designated to the founding ethnic group, the Xianbei who are known as the "Monguor" in the West and "Tu"


Metro Vancouver

A similar project nearby adjacent to the town of Cache Creek, British Columbia has almost reached capacity. Environmental concerns about the area's sensitive shrub-steppe

District , among others. Private corporate and non-profit organizations often include adjoining towns and cities such as Mission (Mission, British Columbia), Chilliwack (Chilliwack, British Columbia), Abbotsford (Abbotsford, British Columbia) and Squamish (Squamish, British Columbia) within their use of the term "Greater Vancouver", though since the creation of the term "Metro Vancouver", that has come to be used in the media interchangeably with the name of the region

and or regional district, even though it technically only refers to the governing body of the regional district. As a term, "Greater Vancouver" tends to refer in local use to urban and suburban areas only, and does not include parts of the regional district such as Bowen Island, although industries such as the film industry even include Squamish, Whistler and Hope as being in "the Vancouver area" or "in Greater Vancouver". At the end of August, Playland


Greater Los Angeles Area

, making up the "'''Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA'''" Combined Statistical Area. However this Census definition includes large, sparsely populated and primarily desert swaths of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties that are not part of the urbanized region. The term "Greater Los Angeles" does not include San Diego (San Diego County, California) and Imperial (Imperial County, California) counties, whose urbanized areas are not geographically continuous

'' thumb Downtown Los Angeles (File:Downtown Los Angeles-02.jpg) Changes in house prices (house price index) for the area are publicly tracked on a regular basis using the Case–Shiller index; the statistic is published by Standard & Poor's and is also a component of S&P's 10-city composite index (composite (finance)) of the value of the residential real estate market. Identity The term "Greater Los Angeles" can be used to denote

the metropolitan area (combined statistical area) or the consolidated area. The term "Southland" is more nebulous and can refer to either. Additionally, the Southland is used more by local media than by residents. Employment is not only in the downtown (downtown Los Angeles) area, but consistently occurs outside the central core. As such, many people commute throughout the city and suburbs in various directions for their work and daily activities, with a large portion heading


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