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Nakuru

accessdate 2013-12-10 Economy Small Scale Agriculture, manufacturing and tourism are the backbone of the economy of Nakuru. The area surrounding the town is known for its vast agricultural potential with numerous small farms and also vast agricultural enterprises.The main crops grown around Nakuru and marketed in the town include coffee, wheat, barley, maize, and beans. These crops are stored in massive silos at the outskirts of the town by the National Cereals and Produce Board and Lesiolo Grain Handlers Limited. The crops provide the primary raw material for the manufacturing industries found in Nakuru and Nairobi. These industries include flour milling and grain ginneries. Dairy farming is a key economic activity and provides the inputs for various milk processing plants around the town. According to a UN study released in 2011, Nakuru is Africa's fastest growing town and the fourth in the world. The town is also a centre for various retail businesses that provide goods and services to the manufacturing and agricultural sectors. A large public market lies to the west of the town on the main thoroughfare to the capital, Nairobi. Education Nakuru is also an important educational center. It is the home of Egerton University, a large public university, and Kabarak University, a private university associated with former President Moi's business and religious interests. The Rift Valley Institute of Technology is also based here, as is the Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI). The Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) has a college branch in Nakuru. Nakuru is now becoming a center of academics with campuses for the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, Mount Kenya University, The Kenya Methodist University being set up in the town. Other important institutions include The Institute of Advanced Studies, Kenya Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Technology (KIBSAT), Institute of Advanced Technology (IAT), Tracom College, AIRADS and most recent Nakuru Training Institute (NTI), which is a project of Nakuru Christian Professionals Association. The institute, popularly known as Centre of Hope trains youths at moderate fees and offers full sponsorship to the needy in the community. It partners with Nakurun Lapset ry (Finland) among others.Mwangaza College,initially called the Bishop Ndingi Centre for skills formation,is also another known college in Nakuru. Nakuru is also a home to various private colleges and privately owned secondary schools. Famous private secondary schools include( Radiance Academy Nakuru) Melvin Jones Lions Academy, Mountain Park Academy, Greensteds School and Shah Lalji Nagpar Academy. Students in these schools follow the British curriculum and education up till A-levels is being offered. Tourism Wikipedia:Nakuru Dmoz:Regional Africa Kenya Localities Nakuru Commons:Category:Nakuru


West Island

, many of which still exist. In addition to the churches and rectories, religious orders of various types had set up monasteries and convents, novitiates and the like throughout the West Island, given its proximity to Ville-Marie. Seigneurial system land divisions and the development of the 'montée & rang' main road system allowed for the development of a vast agricultural territory, protected by forts, seigneurial manor houses and the geographic advantages of being on a densely forested island


Asmara

and the Neighbouring village of Ali Ghider ( also written as Ali Gidir) were the center of a vast agricultural development project using the enormous quantity of waters of the Gash river streaming from the Eritrean highlands towards the Nile and it reaches Atbara river(a tributary of the Nile) only during rainy seasons. The project dates back to 1905 when its first feasibility studies was forwarded by an Italian engineer called Nicola Coles. Works started in 1924 and included: a small dam and a tiny lake


Bosnia and Herzegovina

Blato '' in Bosnia and Herzegovina, ''Nature Park Neretva Delta'' in Croatia, and important reservoirs of freshwater, plus vast agricultural lands in the lower Neretva valley which are in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. The full impact of this controversial project has not been fully measured. The Neretva and two main tributaries are already harnessed by four HE power-plants (Hydroelectricity) with ''large dams (Dam)'' on the Neretva, one HE power-plant (Hydroelectricity) with a ''major dam (Dam)'' on the Neretva tributary Rama, and two HE power-plants (Hydroelectricity) with one ''major dam (Dam)'' on the Trebišnjica River, which is part of the Neretva watershed. In recent times the Republic of Srpska government finished the project named ''The Upper Horizons'' (


Belarus

on vast agricultural settlements in Ukraine, Belarus, and the Crimea. A special public organisation, the ''Society for Settling Toiling Jews on the Land'', or OZET, was established in the Soviet Union for this purpose; it functioned from 1925 to 1938. There was also a special government committee set up, called ''Komzet''. Its function was to contribute and distribute the land for the Jewish collective farms, and to work jointly with OZET. By 1938, some 70,000 Jews had been resettled. Led by Juraj Antal, the structure has 40 member organisations, representing nearly 500,000 students across the continentand currently, it's represented in 31 countries, including non-EU member states like Belarus and Georgia (Georgia (country)). '''Ivan Ignatyevich Yakubovsky''' ( Commons:Category:Belarus Wikipedia:Belarus Dmoz:Regional Europe Belarus


Croatia

. They argued that converting waters from the Neretva watershed to the Trebišnjica basin (Trebišnjica) will affect, or even destroy (from increasing salinity levels of surface and underground waters), every fresh water spring on the right bank of the Neretva, internationally recognized ''Ramsar sites'', a protected ''Nature Park Hutovo Blato'' in Bosnia and Herzegovina, ''Nature Park Neretva Delta'' in Croatia, and important reservoirs of freshwater, plus vast agricultural lands in the lower Neretva valley which are in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. The full impact of this controversial project has not been fully measured. The Neretva Delta has been recognised as a Ramsar site since 1992, and Hutovo Blato since 2001. Both areas form one integrated Ramsar site that is a natural entity divided by the state border.


Manhattan

island located few hundred meters off the southern tip of Manhattan at the confluence of the Hudson (Hudson River) and East Rivers in New York Harbor. Career thumb right 250px Pee Wee Russell, Muggsy Spanier (File:Pee Wee Russell, Muggsy Spanier, Miff Mole, and Joe Grauso, Nick's (Tavern), New York, N.Y., ca. June 1946 (William P. Gottlieb 06581).jpg), Miff Mole and Joe Grauso, Nick's (Tavern), New York, ca. June 1946 From his earliest career, Russell's style was distinctive. The notes he played were somewhat unorthodox when compared to his contemporaries, and he was sometimes accused of playing out of tune. In 1926 he joined Jean Goldkette's band, and the following year he left for New York City to join Red Nichols. While with Nichols's band, Russell did frequent freelance recording studio work, on clarinet, soprano, alto and tenor sax, and bass clarinet. He worked with various bandleaders (including Louis Prima) before beginning a series of residences at the famous jazz club "Nick's" in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, in 1937. He played with Bobby Hackett's big band, and began playing with Eddie Condon, with whom he would continue to work, off and on, for much of the rest of his life – though he complained, "Those guys at Nick's and Condon's made a joke, of me, a clown, and I let myself be treated that way because I was afraid. I didn't know where else to go, where to take refuge" Balliett, "Even his Feet Look Sad", pp. 133–4. thumb Langley Collyer, c. 1942 (Image:Collyer 03.jpg) '''Homer Lusk Collyer''' (November 6, 1881 – March, 1947) and '''Langley Wakeman Collyer''' (October 3, 1885 – March 1947), known as the '''Collyer brothers''', were two American (United States) brothers who became famous because of their bizarre nature and compulsive hoarding. For decades, neighborhood rumors swirled around the rarely seen men and their home at 2078 Fifth Avenue (at the corner of 128th Street), in Manhattan, where they obsessively collected books, furniture, musical instruments, and many other items, with booby traps set up in corridors and doorways to protect against intruders. The contract negotiations were long and sometimes acrimonious. For instance, when the IRT was reluctant (if not totally opposed) to the BRT's proposed access to Midtown Manhattan via the Broadway Line (BMT Broadway Line), the city and state negotiators immediately offered the BRT ''all'' of the lines under proposal - including such obvious IRT tie-ins such as the upper Lexington Avenue Line (BMT Lexington Avenue Line), and both lines in Queens. The IRT quickly gave in to the 'invasion' of Midtown Manhattan by the BRT. The BRT had a big disadvantage, as both Queens lines were built to IRT specifications. This meant that IRT passengers would have a one-seat ride to Manhattan destinations, whereas BRT passengers had to make a change at Queensborough Plaza. This came to be important when service was extended for the 1939 World's Fair, as the IRT was able to offer direct express trains from Manhattan, and the BRT was not. This practice lasted well into the municipal ownership of the lines, and was not ended until 1949. Both companies would share in the revenues from this service. To facilitate this arrangement originally, extra long platforms were constructed along both Queens routes, so separate fare controls boarding areas could be established. This quickly turned out to be operationally unworkable, so eventually a proportionate formula was worked out. The bonus legacy of this construction was that the IRT was able to operate 11-car trains on this line, and when the BMT took over the Astoria Line (BMT Astoria Line), minimal work had to done to accommodate 10-car BMT units. thumb 200px 1924 map of the BMT Dual Contracts lines (Image:1924 BMT dual contracts map.jpg) All Manhattan and Queens BMT (Brooklyn–Manhattan Transit Corporation) lines were built under the Dual Contracts, as were all subway and some elevated lines in Brooklyn. Founded on May 6, 1902, by August Belmont, Jr., the IRT's mission was to operate New York City's initial underground rapid transit system after Belmont's and John B. McDonald's Rapid Transit Construction Company was awarded the rights to build the railway line in 1900, outbidding Andrew Onderdonk. Cudahy, pp.20-22 On April 1, 1903, over a year before its first subway line opened, the IRT acquired the pre-existing elevated Manhattan Railway by lease, gaining a monopoly on rapid transit in Manhattan. The Manhattan EL was the operator of four elevated railways in Manhattan with an extension into the Bronx. The IRT coordinated some services between what became its subway and elevated divisions, but all the lines of the former Manhattan EL have since been dismantled. Early life and successes Arnold Rothstein was born in New York City, the son of a businessman, Abraham Rothstein. Arnold was skilled at mathematics and developed an early interest in illegitimate business, whereas his older brother studied to become a rabbi. By 1910, Arnold had moved to the Tenderloin (Tenderloin, Manhattan) section of Manhattan, where he established an important gambling casino. During Prohibition, Rothstein purchased holdings in a number of speakeasies. He also invested in a horse racing track at Havre de Grace, Maryland, where he was reputed to have "fixed" many of the races that he won. Rothstein had a wide network of informants, very deep pockets, and the willingness to pay a premium for good information, regardless of the source. His successes made him a millionaire by age 30. Murder On November 4, 1928, Arnold Rothstein was shot and mortally wounded while conducting some business affairs at Manhattan's Park Central Hotel. He died the next day at the Stuyvesant Polyclinic Hospital in Manhattan. The shooting was allegedly linked to a gambling event that Rothstein had participated in the previous month with several associates and acquaintances. According to underworld folklore, it was a spectacular three-day, high-stakes poker game held somewhere in Manhattan. Rothstein apparently experienced a cold streak with the cards and ended up owing $320,000 at the end of the game. However, Rothstein refused to pay the debt, claiming the game was fixed. The hit was arranged to punish Rothstein for reneging on this debt. Gambler George "Hump" McManus was arrested for the murder, but later acquitted for lack of evidence. Tammany's Rothstein, Time, December 16, 1929 Rothstein, on his deathbed, refused to identify his killer, answering police inquiries with "You stick to your trade. I'll stick to mine" and "Me mudder (mother) did it". Rothstein was buried at Ridgewood (Ridgewood, Queens)'s Union Field Cemetery in a Jewish Orthodox (Orthodox Judaism) ceremony. Early to Mid 20th Century Subway Series By the 1920s, the subway (New York City Subway) had become an important form of public transport in the city and provided a convenient


Romania


Ukraine

. Road Cahul is connected by national roads with Chişinău, Giurgiuleşti, Oancea (Romania) and Reni (Reni, Ukraine) (Ukraine). Cahul is also a border checkpoint to Romania (List of Moldova–Romania border crossings). With the support of the Soviet government, JDC pushed forward with this bold initiative to settle so-called “nonproductive” Jews as farmers on vast agricultural settlements in Ukraine, Belarus, and the Crimea. A special public organisation, the ''Society for Settling Toiling Jews on the Land'', or OZET, was established in the Soviet Union for this purpose; it functioned from 1925 to 1938. There was also a special government committee set up, called ''Komzet''. Its function was to contribute and distribute the land for the Jewish collective farms, and to work jointly with OZET. By 1938, some 70,000 Jews had been resettled. Güldenstädt lost both his parents early, and from 1763 onwards studied pharmacy, botany and natural history in Berlin. At the age of 22, he obtained his doctorate in medicine at the University of Frankfurt (Viadrina European University) in 1767. In the following year, he joined the Russian Imperial Academy of Sciences' (Russian Academy of Sciences) expedition sent by Catherine II of Russia to explore the Russian empire's southern frontier. Güldenstädt travelled through Ukraine and the Astrakhan (Astrakhan Oblast) region, as well as the northern Caucasus and Georgia (Georgia (country)), both of which were almost entirely beyond the borders of the Russian empire. In March 1775 he returned to St Petersburg. The results of the expedition and Güldenstädt's edited expedition journal were published after his death by Peter Simon Pallas in ''Reisen durch Russland und im Caucasischen Gebürge'' (Travels in Russia and the Mountains of the Caucasus) (1787–1791). The '''Swiss Pine''' or '''Arolla Pine''', '''''Pinus cembra''''', is a species of pine tree that occurs in the Alps and Carpathian Mountains of central Europe, in Poland (Tatra Mountains), Switzerland (Swiss Alps), France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine and Romania. It typically grows at Commons:Category:Ukraine WikiPedia:Ukraine Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine


Philadelphia


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