ENCATC Interview with Mrs Visnja Zgaga 10122010 How would you describe the relationship between museums and municipalities in Croatia? Is this relationship between museums and municipalities problematic in Croatia? Are museums in Croatia always dependent on municipalities? How do you see museums and municipalities evolving in the future? Will they grow closer together?
Bragança (Portugal) jorgetavares.planetaclix.pt Bragança (Portugal) is a city and a municipality in north-eastern Portugal and the capital of the district of Bragança, in Alto Trás-os-Montes. The population of the municipality is 34774and its total area is 1173.6 kmª. It lies on a branch of the Sabor River south of the Culebra Mountains, 255 km northeast of Porto, 515 km from Lisbon and 22 km. from the Spanish border. The city is at an elevation of 700m. The seat of the municipality is the city of Bragança, which consists of two parishes (Sé and Santa Maria) and has a population of about 21000. The neighbouring municipalities are Vimioso in the southeast, Macedo de Cavaleiros in the southwest and Vinhais in the west. The city has a small airport. Originally Bragança was a Celtic city known as Brigantia, the name of a celtic goddess, it later romanized its name to the present form. Historically the city has been important as the seat of the House of Bragança, which provided the kings of Portugal from 1640 to 1910 and the emperors of Brazil from 1822 to 1889; their feudal castle (built 1187) still remains. Catherine of Bragança became the queen consort (1662) of Charles II of England. An episcopal see, Bragança was the capital of the historical Trás-os-Montes province. Attractions Notable landmarks in the city include the 12th-century Domus Municipalis (Portugal's oldest and largest town hall), the Renaissance cathedral, and the old town walls, which are still well preserved and look down on ...
FORT ERIE MAYOR on THE ACCOUNTABILITY BOTTOMLINE MISSISSAUGA WATCH Blog: Fort Erie was one of only 20 Ontario municipalities to allow its citizens a legitimate "closed meeting" investigation by the Ontario Ombudsman. As of January 17th, the Region of Niagara Council also voted in favour of allowing their citizens access to the Ombudsman's office bringing the number to just 21. As a dismal reflection on the state of Ontario hypocritical municipal governance, 112 Ontario municipalities have hired "investigators" through the Association of Ontario Municipalties (AMO) --and their "subsidiary corporation", Local Authority Services. Some municipalities are charging their residents as much as $250 for these AMO-approved hired-and-inspired "investigators". It gets worse. A few municipalities like Brampton and Ottawa preferred to choose their own "investigator" --period. Ottawa, for example, hired its former city solicitor. In the case of Brampton, its citizens get to fork over $250 to launch an "investigation" using Brampton's Brampton-approved --and-paid "investigator". It's been quite a "ride" watching Ontario municipalities twist themselves into pretzels in their attempt to avoid a legitimate, independent review. Yes, "avoid". That's exactly how the Town of Markham put it during a presentation at their October 2007 General Committee meeting. Please see: farm3 and the actual Markham presentation at: www.markham.ca
Coimbra - Portugal Coimbra is a city in Coimbra Municipality in Portugal. It served as the country's capital during the First Dynasty (12th Century) and remains home to the University of Coimbra, the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world and one of the oldest in Europe. According to the INE's census of 2001, the city proper had a population of 101069 and the municipality had a population of 148443 in a 319.4 km² land area. Over 430000 people live in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Coimbra, comprising 16 municipalities and spreading over 3372 km². It is the seat of the Centro region, as well as of the District of Coimbra and the Baixo Mondego subregion. Like most university cities, Coimbra is home to many students from elsewhere, including thousands of international students. Coimbra is one of the most important urban centers of Portugal after the much larger Lisbon Metropolitan Area and Porto Metropolitan Area. Coimbra plays a role as the chief urban centre of the central part of the country. The city contains important archeological remains of structures dating from the time when it was the Roman town of Aeminium, such as its well-preserved aqueduct and cryptoporticus, as well as from the period when it served as the capital of Portugal (from 1139 to about 1260). In the Late Middle-Ages, declining as the political centre of the Kingdom of Portugal, Coimbra began to evolve into a major cultural centre with the foundation of the University of Coimbra in 1290. The ...
Stavanger the Oil Capital of Europe Stavanger is a city and municipality in the county of Rogaland, Norway. Stavanger was established as a municipality 1 January 1838 The rural municipalities of Hetland and Madla merged with Stavanger 1 January 1965. Stavanger is the 4th largest city in Norway, with a population of 120798 2008) and approximately 181300 people in the conurbation, making the Stavanger-Sandnes city area the third largest in Norway. The city is commonly referred to as the Petroleum Capital of Norway and Europe The city is a combination of new and old influences. There is a significant foreign influence with the nearby Joint Warfare Center, a base where rotating NATO forces (but not permanently stationed foreign forces) are stationed, as well as foreign oil interests. Norway's oldest cathedral, Stavanger domkirke, is situated right in the city centre. Stavanger has several beautiful lakes, which are popular recreation areas. Breiavatnet is located in the heart of Stavanger, while Mosvatnet and Stokkavatnet are situated right outside. Stavanger Airport is located 14 km from the city centre, in the municipality of Sola.
New York withholds $750 Million, 140 Arizona Police/Fire Cuts, more... Paterson Withholds $750M to Schools, Municipalities New York Gov. David Paterson is ordering that 10 percent of state aid payments to schools and local governments be delayed because the state is $1 billion short of its obligations due to be paid Tuesday. Paterson blamed the Legislature for failing to address the full deficit of $3.2 billion to $4 billion in the extraordinary session he held for more than three weeks earlier this month. The Legislature refused to cut any school aid midyear. School officials contended the midyear cut would force layoffs and hurt instruction. 140 firefighters, officers in Tucson face layoffs More than 140 firefighters and police officers in Tucson could be laid off next month as part of $32 million in cuts proposed to close the city's budget deficit this year. Deputy City Manager Richard Miranda said his office is recommending that about 40 active police officers be laid off and another 60 open positions be cut out of the budget permanently. More than 100 firefighters could be laid off. The recommendations will go to the City Council on Tuesday. City Manager Mike Letcher told every Tucson department head this week to cut 15 percent of their budgets to help fill a $32 million budget deficit for this fiscal year, which ends June 30. The city also faces a more than $45 million budget deficit next fiscal year, which begins July 1. Deutsche Bahn to cut 14000 jobs As many as 4000 jobs will be cut from the company ...
Beijing Tourism Promotional Video (Part 1) Beijing is a metropolis in northern China and the capital of the People's Republic of China. It is one of the four municipalities of the PRC, which are equivalent to provinces in China's administrative structure. Beijing is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. The municipality of Beijing borders Hebei Province to the north, west, south, and for a small section in the east, and Tianjin Municipality to the southeast. Beijing is China's second largest city, after Shanghai. Beijing is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and motorways passing through the city. It is also the focal point of many international flights to China. Beijing is recognised as the political, educational, and cultural center of the People's Republic of China, while Shanghai and Hong Kong predominate in economic fields. The city hosted the 2008 Olympic Games. Few cities in the world besides Beijing have served as the political and cultural centre of an area as immense as China for so long. The Encyclopædia Britannica describes it as, "One of the world's great cities," and declares, "The city has been an integral part of Chinas history over the past eight centuries, and nearly every major building of any age in Beijing has at least some national historical significance." Beijing is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, and huge stone walls and gates. Its art treasures and universities have long made the city a centre of culture and art in China.
Premier Brad Wall at the 2011 Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Convention Premier Brad Wall tells delegates at the annual SUMA convention our government will keep its promise to increase municipal revenue sharing to the equivalent of one point of the PST in the spring budget. The Premier also committed $22 million toward flood prevention measures.
IBM Cloud for Municipalities IBM helps local governments provide services more efficiently and transparently.
I love Polomolok, South Cotabato Polomolok is a 1st Class Agri-Industrial Municipality of South Cotabato, Philippines. Situated between General Santos City and Tupi, it has a population as of 2007 census of 131436 people in 22492 households. It is one of the Municipalities belongs to Metro Dadiangas. Polomolok is home to Dole Philippines, the biggest pineapple plantation in the world. Polomolok is also the fastest growing Municipality leading for applying it's Cityhood.
DISCOVER SURIGAO: LORETO, PROVINCE OF DINAGAT ISLANDS Trip to Loreto of the DepEd Surigao del Norte Medical and Dental Team in 2006 Loreto, Dinagat Islands From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Loreto is a 5th class municipality in the province of Dinagat Island, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 8751 people in 1840 households. In the northern side of the mainland of Surigao del Norte lies Dinagat Island which was dubbed by General Douglas MacArthur as one of the "three sentinel islands guarding the Central Philippines from the enemies in the Pacific". Loreto is one of the seven municipalities established in this island. It is endowed with rich mineral resources like aluminous laterite ore, chromite, gold, niceliferous laterite, sand and gravel, guano, rock phosphate, limestone, and siliceous sand. It is also considered as an excellent fishing ground. The municipality is blessed with historical places and natural beauty spots like white beaches, waterfalls, hot springs and clusters of mountains. These include Polo Beach, Black Beach No. 2, Cambinliw Falls and River, Krominco Campsite, Loreto Desolation Point Light House, and Esperanza Natural Spring Resort. Loreto is politically subdivided into 10 barangays. * Carmen (Pob.) * Esperanza * Ferdinand * Helene * Liberty * Magsaysay * Panamaon * San Juan (Pob.) * Santa Cruz (Pob.) * Santiago (Pob.)
"All cannabis use is medical use?" Until the government steals our crops! Watch this move "the Union" for more insight. If Prop 19 was before me right now, I would vote for it. I don't like the taxation part of it, in that it would allow for excessive taxation. I believe you're right about leaving that door wide open. However, municipalities are already passing marijuana laws at a community level. Look at LA and San Diego, or Oakland for that matter. Prop 19 in my opinion was not making it easier for municipalities to do this. They do it anyway, with or without Prop 19. The best thing about Prop 19, is it was not the final chapter in the story. 2012 comes around, we revise the law via another Proposition. The second best thing that it did, was it created incentive for municipalities to compete for ganja business. In a true free market, that would play out to the advantage of all cannabis consumers. Not all municipalities would be dumb enough to force pot business out of their communities. And the ones who tried to do that (Like LA and San Diego are doing right now), will be begging for them to come back. Especially knowing that other communities would be getting revenue from these business. Free market definitely works. The competition would force municipalities to lower their licensing, or taxing codes in pricing, so that they had a healthy cannabis business. Same thing with vineyards and stuff, the history there is very similar. I also believe very strongly that all of the hysteria about how it would effect medical rights, was ...
Romanian Special Forces DPIR Demonstratie Trupele Speciale DPIR ( Detaşamentul de Politie pentru Interventie Rapida ) Hunedoara. Demonstration of Martial Arts from the Romanian Police rapid intervention unit . Detaşamentul Poliţiei pentru Intervenţie Rapidă (DPIR, Police Rapid Intervention Squad) is the common name in Romania for county-level police rapid intervention units. Romania is divided into 41 counties plus Bucharest. Each county (judeţ) is centered around a municipality. Each one of the 41 municipalities has a main police headquarters for that county. Starting in the 1990s, the municipalities' police sections created Rapid Intervention detachments, to participate in operations that could pose a life-threatening risk to the officers involved in carrying them out. Detaşamentul de Intervenţii şi Acţiuni Speciale (DIAS, Special Actions and Interventions Detachment). DIAS groups were formed in all 41 municipalities, as well as in Bucharest. In 1999, however, Constantin Dudu Ionescu, who then headed the Ministry of Administration and Interior (MAI), signed the order for creating a much larger organization.
Bornholm Island - Denmark Bornholm is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea located to the east of (most of) the rest of Denmark, the south of Sweden, and the north of Poland. The main industries on the island include fishing, arts and crafts like glass making and pottery using locally worked clay, and dairy farming. Tourism is important during the summer. The topography of the island consists of dramatic rock formations in the north, sloping down towards "pine and deciduous forests" (greatly damaged by storms in the 1950s) and farmland in the middle and sandy beaches in the south. It also refers to Bornholm Regional Municipality, the municipality (Danish: kommune) which covers the entire island. Bornholm was one of the three last Danish municipalities not belonging to a county— the others being Copenhagen and Frederiksberg. On 1 January 2007, the municipality lost its short-lived (2003 until 2006) county privileges and became part of Region Hovedstaden (ie the Copenhagen Capital Region). The small islands Ertholmene are located 18 km (11 mi) to the northeast of Bornholm. They do not belong to either a municipality or a region but are administered by the Ministry of Defence. Strategically located in the Baltic Sea, Bornholm has been a bone of contention usually ruled by Denmark, but also by Lübeck and Sweden. The castle ruin Hammershus, on the northwestern tip of the island, is the largest medieval fortress in northern Europe, testament to the importance of its location. ( source Wikipedia )
Flekkefjord 180 degrees Flekkefjord is a town and municipality in the county of Vest-Agder, Norway. The town of Flekkefjord was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 . The rural municipalities of Bakke, Gyland, Hidra, and Nes were merged with Flekkefjord on 1 January 1965. Flekkefjord is the westernmost town of the geographical region Sørlandet. The municipality is bounded by Sokndal and Lund in Rogaland county to the west, by Sirdal to the north, and by Kvinesdal to the east. The municipal center lies near European highway E39, approximately midway between Kristiansand and Stavanger. In addition there are population centers at Sira, Gyland, Rasvåg, and Kirkehavn.
Should NJ Consolidate Municipalities.flv Fox 29 in Philadelphia's coverage CouragetoConnectNJ's public forum at the Cinnaminson Library on April 21.
Collaborative Governance - Town of Peace River and regional municipalities Norma MacQuarrie, Chief Administrative Officer Town of Peace River November 2010 "Respectfully recognizing our differences..." Strengthening regional commitment Town of Peace River and regional municipalities
FCSS Family and Community Support Services Alberta Calgary Edmonton Government www.child.alberta.ca Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is an 80/20 funding partnership between the Government of Alberta, and municipalities or Metis Settlements. Provincially, the FCSS Program receives its mandate from the Family and Community Support Services Act and Regulation. The Regulation sets out the service requirements, that a municipality or Settlement must meet to be eligible for funding. At the local level, a municipality or Metis Settlement Council chooses whether to establish a Program, and enters into an agreement with the province to jointly fund the Program. Under FCSS, communities design and deliver social programs that are preventive in nature to promote and enhance well-being among individuals, families, and communities. The programs depend on community resources, often involving volunteers in management and delivery. The FCSS philosophy is based on a belief that self-help contributes to a sense of integrity, self-worth and independence. The programs developed are intended to help individuals in their community to adopt healthy lifestyles, thereby improving the quality of life and building the capacity to prevent and/or deal with crisis situations should they arise. Calgary, Edmonton Alberta Video Production by: BizBOXTV
Anek Lines: big Ferry leaves for Crete part I Anek Lines: big Ferry leaves for Crete part I Piraeus (pronounced /paɪˈriːəs/; Modern Greek: Πειραιάς, Peiraiás, [piɾɛˈas], Ancient Greek: Πειραιεύς, Peiraieús) is a municipality in the periphery of Attica, Greece, and a part of the Athens urban area, located 12 km southwest of its center on the northeastern coast of the Saronic Gulf. Piraeus is Greece's third largest municipality and the second of the Greek capital following the municipality of Athens, with a population of 175697 people (in 2001) and an area of 11 km2 (4 sq mi). The Piraeus urban area extends beyond the administrative city limits to the suburban municipalities, with a total population of 466065 (in 2001) and a land area of 50 km2 (19 sq mi). The city is the administrative capital of the Piraeus Prefecture. Situated upon the Saronic Gulf, the Piraeus port is the largest passenger port in Europe and the third largest in the world, servicing about 20 million passengers annually. With a throughput of 1.4 million TEUs, Piraeus is placed among the first ten ports in container traffic in Europe and the top container port in Eastern Mediterranean. Piraeus has a long history, which dates back to ancient Greece. The effects of its natural space and geographical place have been critical factors for the configuration of the historical fate of Piraeus. The development of the harbour has been always combined with periods of proportional acme and progress of the city, while in the periods of the ...
State Capitol Budget & It's Impact on Local Municipalities Part 1 of 7 NOCCA Forum Thursday, November 18, 2010 Guest speakers are Zack Schiller from Policy Matters Ohio and Emily Campbell from The Center for Community Solutions
Obrenovac (Serbia) Obrenovac (Обреновац) is a town and municipality located in Serbia at 44.66° North, 20.21° East. Its name stems from last name "Obrenović" which in turn stems from name "Obren" in Serbian language. In 2003 the municipality has total population of 75949. Obrenovac is one of Belgrade's 17 municipalities. Obrenovac is situated 30km south-west of Belgrade near bends of the river Sava to the north. The river Kolubara flows to the east of the town on its way to join the Sava. There is a coal-fired power station on the outskirts of the town; its chimney is widely visible as the surrounding area is generally flat. There is a regular food market in the centre of the town. The market for other goods is (as of August 2006) to the south of the town on the Valjevo road. The most famous football club from Obrenovac is FK Radnički Obrenovac; its stadium is beside the Belgrade road. Some of the housing areas in the town are Topolice, Rojkovac, Dudovi and Stočnjak. The oldest school in the town is found next to Topolice. It carries the name of Jovan Popović. The school was built by Miloš Obrenović.
Gravedona - Lake Como Italy Gravedona is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Milan and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Como. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2669 and an area of 6.2 km². The town has a small harbour and overlooks Lake Como and the eastern shoreline. The municipality of Gravedona contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Negrana, San Carlo, Segna, Trevisa, and Traversa. Gravedona borders the following municipalities: Colico, Consiglio di Rumo, Domaso, Dosso del Liro, Peglio. ( source Wikipedia )
ALLOW THE ONTARIO OMBUDSMAN INTO MUNICIPALITIES! "Ontario remains the only province in Canada where citizens cannot turn to their Ombudsman if, for example, they have a problem with a hospital. The situation is similar for long-term care facilities, children's aid societies, school boards or police. My office hears complaints from thousands of people every year about these crucial publicly- funded services, but we are powerless to help them. The government could change this, but this past year, it expressly chose not to -- it repeatedly turned down legislative opportunities to remove these institutions from their zones of immunity. This is a downright embarrassing situation for Ontario. All is not well in the MUSH sector, yet Ontario is dead last of all provinces in providing independent oversight of these institutions. Millions of Ontarians are at the mercy of a special kind of Big Brother -- the hospitals, the long-term care facilities, the children's aid societies and the like are cleverly guised as "private entities" and deemed off-limits to proper checks and balances. Big Brother has his hand firmly planted in our back pocket -- government revenues his lifeline; unaccountability his refuge. Ontario is, shamefully, a "have-not" province in this regard." Ontario Ombudsman, André Marin OPENING REMARKS Annual Report 2006-2007
Malmo..Model of urban development in Sweden Ihab Salim-Independent journalist-Sandviken-Sweden-INA: Malmö is the seat of Malmö Municipality and the capital of Skåne County. The administrative entity for most of the city is Malmö Municipality which has 286500 inhabitants in eight different localities. Malmö is also a bimunicipal locality, as part of it is Burlöv Municipality. The total population of the urban area was 258020 by the end of 2005, of which 9108 were in Burlöv. Greater Malmö is one of Sweden's three officially recognized Metropolitan areas and since 2005 is defined by the municipality of Malmö and 11 other municipalities in the southwestern corner of Scania, On June 30, 2008 its population was recorded to be 628388. The region covers an area of 2535.76 km2. The municipalities included, apart from Malmö, are Burlöv, Eslöv, Höör, Kävlinge, Lomma, Lund, Skurup, Staffanstorp, Svedala, Trelleborg and Vellinge. Lund, with a municipal population of over 100000 and home to one of Scandinavia's major universities, is together with Malmö the region's economical and educational hub. Malmö was one of the earliest and most industrialized towns of Scandinavia, but until the turn of the millennium had been struggling with the adaptation to post-industrialism. Since then, Malmö has become a new city, with impressive architectural developments, attracting new biotech and IT companies, and particularly students through Malmö University. The city contains many historic buildings and parks, and is also a commercial center ...
Meaford, Ontario Intro Video.mov A fresh, edgy approach to municipality promotional videos. This out of the box style goes along with the municipalities economic development strategy. The video promotes the quaint Municipality of Meaford, which is in beautiful Ontario, Canada. Produced by VCM - Visual Communications & Marketing
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KANNUR "RED FORT " of kerala ,,The Power of CPIM Of the total six municipalities, the election was held in five. While the LDF retained Thalassery, Koothuparamba, Taliparamba and Payyannur municipalities
Benedict XVI: unity and plurality for Italy Municipalities in Italy, together with the parishes, are the basic unit of society, combining unity and plurality. These were just a few of the words Pope Benedict XVI spoke on Saturday to representatives of Italian municipalities. For her part the Church asks for no privilege, but only to be able to perform her function. On the subject of citizenship, the Pope asked the municipalities to find ways of conjoining peaceful co-existence and respect for the laws, while taking into account the civil and religious tradition in Italy, a tradition steeped in Christianity.
KINGSTON CITY HALL VIDEO SURVEILLANCE CITIZEN "POP-IN" TEST MISSISSAUGA WATCH Blog: BOTTOMLINE: KINGSTON CITY HALL PASSES initial test! We confess we fell in love with Kingston City Hall. Felt such reverance. It is the only city hall we've visited where CANADA happens. CANADA lives and breathes inside Kingston city hall. Every Canadian should go --ask for Herb as your tour guide. Back to the task at hand. MISSISSAUGAWATCH is currently investigating the security practices of several Ontario municipalities and one Out-of-Province" for comparative purposes to those of Mississauga Corporate (City) Security. On May 20, 2008, the husband/wife MISSISSAUGAWATCH team visited Kingston City Hall to conduct a quick'n easy test on their video surveillance compliance practices. Regarding the Ontario city hall video surveillance test, we just answer this question. Is there VIDEO SURVEILLANCE signage posted in underground parking and doors of [the subject] city hall? YES. NO. If NO, then we looked around to see if there were VIDEO SURVEILLANCE cameras around. If there are. then the subject city hall is in VIOLATION of the 2001 "Guidelines for Using Video Surveillance Cameras in Public Places". We'd then be justified in wondering what other guidelines and legislation are also being violated by [the subject] city hall. WARNING: Do not try this citizen-test yourself. Ontario municipalities can be shameless bullies only too happy to ban you from their Corporate Property. Things could even go worse --arrest. A simple test that ...
US municipalities going bankrupt [1/2] Financial crisis in the US is entering its third year, but recent studies show that many of the country's cities and rescued banks are facing bankruptcy while the rich keep getting richer. Interview with Wayne Madsen, an investigative journalist; Max Keiser, a financial journalist and Dr. Roger von Hanwehr, managing director of Arcxeon International.
Pearl of the Orient 2009 Parade of Municipalities Naro Festival of Dimasalang, Masbate staged the 2009 Ms Gay Pearl of the Orient last June 20, 2009 at the Dimasalang Town Plaza, Dimasalang, Masbate. The winners were the representatives from Cataingan, Esperanza and Dimasalang.
Beijing City Promotional Video Beijing (help·info) (pronounced /beɪˈdʒɪŋ/ or /beɪˈʒɪŋ/ in English; Chinese: 北京; pinyin: Běijīng; IPA: [pèitɕíŋ]; Wade-Giles: Peiching or Pei-ching) (also formerly known in English as Peking (/piːˈkɪŋ/listen (info) or /peɪˈkɪŋ/)) is a metropolis in northern China and the capital of the People's Republic of China. It is one of the four municipalities of the PRC, which are equivalent to provinces in China's administrative structure. The municipality of Beijing borders Hebei Province to the north, west, south, and for a small section in the east, and Tianjin Municipality to the southeast. Beijing is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. Source: Wikepedia
Ambulance Code 3 Run Through 3 Municipalities Pity the camera stopped on the bridge. We still had a long way to go.
Tian Jin City Promotional Video Tianjin (help·info) (Chinese: 天津; pinyin: Tiānjīn; Postal map spelling: Tientsin) is the third largest city of the People's Republic of China in terms of urban population. Administratively it is one of the four municipalities that have provincial-level status, reporting directly to the central government. Also, its urban land area is the third largest in China, ranked only after Beijing and Shanghai. Tianjin's urban area is located along the Hai He River, which connects to the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers via the Grand C*** in Tianjin. Its ports, some distance away, are located on Bohai Gulf in the Pacific Ocean. Tianjin was once home to foreign concessions in the late Qing Dynasty and early Kuomintang era. The municipality now incorporates the coastal region of Tanggu, home to the Binhai and the Techonology and ecomnomic developing area, also know as TEDA. Tianjin Municipality borders Hebei province to the north, south, and west; Chinese capital Beijing is to the northwest, and Bohai Gulf to the east. Source:
Municipality of East Hants - Nova Scotia East Hants is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Nova Scotia. The 2006 Census showed a population increase of over 14% in just ten years. Read more: www.gov.ns.ca
【HD】 Cidade do Porto - parte 1 【HD】 Cidade do Porto - parte 1 Portugal Porto (also Oporto; Portugal) is a city in northern Portugal and is the second largest city in Portugal, with a 2005 estimated population of 238465 in the 15 parishes of Porto municipality, 1.6 million in the 14 Greater Metropolitan Area of Porto municipalities, which is an administrative and political entity, and 2.99 million people in the broader agglomeration of Porto Metropolitan Region. Due to its economic output and market size, Greater Porto area is one of the major financial and economic centers of the northwestern quarter of the Iberian Peninsula. Porto's municipality is the core of a large northern Atlantic conurbation, and Porto district is one of the most industrialized districts of Portugal. One of Portugal's most internationally famous products, Port wine, was named after the city because it was originally shipped from the area or, more precisely, from Vila Nova de Gaia, a city just across the river which belongs to the same conurbation. The country was also named after the Latin name of this city, Portus Cale (English: Port of Gaia). Portugal jorgetavares.planetaclix.pt http JT 2010
Porto (also Oporto; Portugal) Porto - Portugal and its charms (Port wine) Porto (also Oporto; Portugal) is a city in northern Portugal and is the second largest city in Portugal, with a 2005 estimated population of 238465 in the 15 parishes of Porto municipality, 1.6 million in the 14 Greater Metropolitan Area of Porto municipalities, which is an administrative and political entity, and 2.99 million people in the broader agglomeration of Porto Metropolitan Region. Due to its economic output and market size, Greater Porto area is one of the major financial and economic centers of the northwestern quarter of the Iberian Peninsula. Porto's municipality is the core of a large northern Atlantic conurbation, and Porto district is one of the most industrialized districts of Portugal. One of Portugal's most internationally famous products, Port wine, was named after the city because it was originally shipped from the area or, more precisely, from Vila Nova de Gaia, a city just across the river which belongs to the same conurbation. The country was also named after the Latin name of this city, Portus Cale (English: Port of Gaia).
US municipalities going bankrupt [2/2] Financial crisis in the US is entering its third year, but recent studies show that many of the country's cities and rescued banks are facing bankruptcy while the rich keep getting richer. Interview with Wayne Madsen, an investigative journalist; Max Keiser, a financial journalist and Dr. Roger von Hanwehr, managing director of Arcxeon International.
Discover: South Samar The Municipalities of Sta. Rita, Basey and Marabut are known as the South Samar Municipalities. These three municipalities are noted for its beautiful and natural wonders. The caves, the rock formations, the mangrove forests, the falls and the flora and fauna attracts attention among tourists. Apart from the natural wonders, the Municipality of Basey during World Ward II was the US Naval Base for intelligence more popularly known as the Joint Intelligence for Naval and Marine Operation Center (JINAMOC) that orchestrated the return of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Today, the island is called Jinamoc Island. This island was vital to the war in the Pacific. From 1944 to 1945 the island became the seaplane base of the fighting flying boat which provides berthing and repair of the Patrol Bombing Squadron 20 and the amphibious forces. What remains now of the facilities are the ghosts of the once feared and dreaded forces.
Schweiz - Graubünden - Part 3 von 4 - Tarasp-Schloss-Davos-Sertig-Klosters Tarasp is a municipality in the district of Inn in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Its eleven settlements are situated within the Lower Engadin valley along the Inn River, at the foot of the Sesvenna Range. Original a Romansh language area, the majority of the population today speaks High Alemannic German. Unlike the surrounding municipalities, the Tarasp parish is mainly Catholic. Tarasp Castle (German: Schloss Tarasp, is a castle located in Switzerland, near Tarasp, in Lower Engadin, Graubünden. The Sertig Valley is located in the municipality of Davos, south of the town, in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. It is a lateral valley of the Landwasser valley. The small village of Sertig Dörfli (at 1861 m) is accessible by road. Davos is a municipality in the district of Prättigau/Davos in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It is located on the Landwasser River, in the Swiss Alps, between the Plessur and Albula Range. At 1560 meters (5118 ft), it is the highest city in Europe. Davos has a dual claim to fame as the host to the World Economic Forum (WEF), an annual meeting of global political and business elites (often referred to simply as Davos), and the home of the largest ski resort in Switzerland, serving as the site of the annual Spengler Cup ice hockey tournament, hosted by the HC Davos local hockey team. Klosters is a municipality in the district of Prättigau/Davos in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Its well-known ski resort lies 150 km (93 mi) from Zurich, the ...
Corfu - Greece Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the second largest of the Ionian Islands. Its northern part lies off the coast of Sarandë, Albania, from which it is separated by straits varying in breadth from 3 to 23 km (2 to 15 mi), including one near ancient Butrint, while its southern part lies off the coast of Thesprotia, Greece. The island is part of the Corfu Prefecture and includes twelve of the six*** municipalities or communes in the prefecture and communities of Ereikoussa, Mathraki, Othonoi, and Municipality of Paxoi, which are all separate islands. The principal town (pop. 28185) of the island is also named Corfu, or Kérkyra in Greek, as is its municipality (pop. 39487). Corfu is home to the Ionian University. The island is connected to the history of Greece from the beginning of Greek mythology. Its Greek name, Kerkyra or Korkyra, is related to two powerful water symbols: Poseidon, god of the sea, and Asopos, an important Greek mainland river. According to myth, Poseidon fell in love with the beautiful nymph Korkyra, daughter of Asopus and river nymph Metope, and abducted her, as was the custom among gods of the era's myths. Zeus was a serial offender. Poseidon brought Metope to the hitherto unnamed island and, in marital bliss, offered her name to the place: Korkyra, which gradually evolved to Kerkyra (Doric). Together, they had a child they called Phaiax, after whom the inhabitants of the island were named: Phaiakes. This term was transliterated via ...
Varenna - Lake Como - Italy Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 km north of Milan and about 20 km northwest of Lecco. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 882 and an area of 11.2 km². The municipality of Varenna contains the frazione (subdivision) Fiumelatte, home to Italy's shortest river. Varenna borders the following municipalities: Esino Lario, Lierna, Oliveto Lario, Perledo; and, across the lake in the province of Como: Bellagio, Griante, Menaggio ( source Wikipedia )