and Austro-Hungarian (Austria-Hungary) Steyr-Mannlicher M1895 designs. All three are straight-pull bolt actions, but are entirely unrelated designs. The Ross and Schmidt-Rubin rifles load via stripper clips, albeit of an unusual paperboard and steel design in the Schmidt-Rub rifle, while the Steyr-Mannlicher uses en-bloc clip (Clip (ammunition)#En bloc)s. The Schmidt-Rubin series, which culminated in the K31, are also known for being among the most accurate military rifles
), is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4,478 metres (14,690 ft) high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps. Considering summits with at least 300 metres prominence, it is the 6th highest. The four steep faces, rising above the surrounding glaciers, face the four compass points. The mountain overlooks the town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais to the north-east and Breuil-Cervinia
and Vaud, in the western French-speaking part of Switzerland. The summit (indicated as ''Sommet des Diablerets'') is 3,210 metres high, making it the highest mountain in the canton of Vaud. The mountain is located near the homonymous village and ski resort of Les Diablerets (Les Diablerets (Ormont-Dessus)). On the south and Valais side it overlooks the hamlet and valley of Derborence. The south face overlooks the Pas de Cheville. '''Nyon''' is a municipality (Municipalities of Switzerland) in the district of Nyon (Nyon (district)) in the canton (Cantons of Switzerland) of Vaud in Switzerland. It is located some 25 kilometers north east of Geneva's city centre, and since the 1970s it has become part of the Geneva metropolitan area. It lies on the shores of Lake Geneva, and is the seat of the district of Nyon (Nyon (district)). The town has ( commons:Confoederatio Helvetica
District Morges . '''Montherod''' is a municipality (Municipalities of Switzerland) in the Swiss (Switzerland) canton (Cantons of Switzerland) of Vaud. It is located in the district of Morges (Morges District). 250px right P. E. von Fellenberg (Image:PhilippEmanuel vonFellenberg.jpg) '''Philipp Emanuel von Fellenberg''' (27 June 1771 – 21 November 1844) was a Swiss (Switzerland) educationist and agronomist. Foreign collusion Human Rights Watch has documented links
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population and a prominent outlet for Italian intellectuals: during these years it hosted people like Benedetto Croce and Delio Tessa. In 1993 he retired from the cultural scene, cancelled concerts and did not make any further studio recordings from that time. According to an interview with ''The Guardian'', he saw himself at the peak of his career, materially well situated, but not as a free, original and idealistic artist apart from
Are " was released as the second single from the album. The single failed to reach even the top fifty of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at sixty-two. The song did, however, become a relative Adult Contemporary hit. Strangely enough though, dance fans reacted strongly to the physical single of the song and the song became a hit on the Hot Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales reaching number four. Internationally, the song was not released in major music markets excluding Canada. "I Think I'm In Love With You" was the third and final single released from her debut album. It was more up tempo than Simpson's previous singles and became a moderate hit, reaching number twenty-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, largely on the strength of its radio airplay; it reached the top five on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream and achieved success on the Adult Contemporary and Rhythmic Top 40 charts. In the Worldwide, peaked at number 10 on Australia, and reached Top-twenty in Canada, UK and New Zealand. Commercial performance Initially, the album debuted at number 65 on the ''Billboard'' 200 (Billboard 200), selling 65,000 copies in its first week, http: www.billboard.com bbcom search google article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id 923154 significantly lower than expected by Columbia Records, as the first single from the album was a hit, peaking at #3 on the Hot 100. The following week, Sweet Kisses had dropped to number 70, and continuing down the following weeks. To boost record sales, the label released the second single "Where You Are (Where You Are (Jessica Simpson song))", but could not reach the success of its predecessor "I Wanna Love You Forever". While ''Sweet Kisses'' was kept in the top 60 for several weeks, the label decided to make one last attempt to launch the third single from the album. "I Think I'm in Love With You" was released in May 2000, instantly became a hit on radio stations that helped to rise from posts and album reached the peak 25 in August 2000. In total, the album stayed on the chart for 62 weeks. The album was certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA . The album has sold about 1.9 million copies in the US. In territories outside of the US, the album had a similar chart effect. In Canada , 'Sweet Kisses' reached a peak of 34 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified Platinum by the CRIA. In Europe the album had a better performance on the charts, peaking at number 4 in Norway which was certified Gold for sales 15,000 copies. commons:Confoederatio Helvetica
innovations in the course of a career in watchmaking in France. In his lifetime he was considered the leading watchmaker of his day, and he built up a clientele that included many leading public figures and members of the European nobility. Alongside his friend and contemporary John Arnold, Breguet is now widely acknowledged as one of the greatest horologists of all time. Mike Disher, "Breguet at the Louvre", WatchTime.com, 29 July 2009 '''Graubünden''' or '''Grisons''' ( commons:Confoederatio Helvetica
two thirds of their populations, as Slovenes from Slavia Veneta moved to larger urban areas in Northern Italy, Switzerland and Germany. In May and September 1976, two earthquakes hit the region, provoking a large scale destruction and hundreds of deaths. Political persecution, emigration and natural catastrophes are the reason why the period between 1945 and 1977 has been frequently called by Slovenian authors "The Dark Years of the Slavia Veneta" ( commons:Confoederatio Helvetica
to their ancestor John Phelps. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University has received the Platinum Technology Award for quality and excellence in the field of education, in Geneva, Switzerland, presented by Otherways Management and Consulting (OMAC), a Paris-based international organisation.
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-- '''Switzerland''' ( . While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8 million people is concentrated mostly on the Plateau, where the largest cities are to be found; among them are the two global (global city) and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.
The establishment of the Swiss Confederation is traditionally dated to 1 August 1291, which is celebrated annually as Swiss National Day. The country has a long history of armed neutrality—it has not been in a state of war internationally since 1815—and did not join the United Nations until 2002. Nevertheless it pursues an active foreign policy and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world. Thomas Fleiner, Alexander Misic, Nicole Töpperwien, ''Swiss Constitutional Law'', p. 28, Kluwer Law International In addition to being the birthplace of the Red Cross (International Committee of the Red Cross), Switzerland is home to numerous international organizations, including the second largest UN office (United Nations Office at Geneva). On the European level, it is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association and is part of the Schengen Area – although it is notably not a member of the European Union, nor the European Economic Area.
Straddling the intersection of Germanic (German-speaking Europe) and Romance (Romance-speaking Europe) Europe, Switzerland comprises four main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French, Italian and Romansh (Romansh language). Therefore the Swiss (Swiss people), although predominantly German-speaking, do not form a nation in the sense of a common ethnicity or language; rather, Switzerland's strong sense of identity and community is founded on a common historical background, shared values such as federalism and direct democracy, Constitutional Patriotism and Exclusion: the Swiss Case
Switzerland ranks high in several metrics of national performance, including government transparency, civil liberties, economic competitiveness (Global Competitiveness Report), and human development (Human Development Index). It has the highest nominal wealth per adult (financial and non-financial assets) in the world according to Credit Suisse and the eighth-highest (List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita) per capita gross domestic product on the IMF list.