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Alcaeus (poet) Alcaeus (Alkaios) of Mytilene (ca. 620 BCE-6th century BCE), Greek lyric poet who supposedly invented the Alcaic verse; he was an older contemporary and an alleged lover of Sappho, with whom he may have exchanged poems.
Alcaic verse Alcaic verse (sometimes called Anacreontic verse) is a Greek lyrical meter, traditionally believed to have been invented by Alcaeus, a Lesbian lyric poet from about 600 BC. The Alcaic verse and the Sapphic stanza named for Alcaeus' contemporary, Sappho, are considered the two most important "generic verse" forms of Classical poetryverse is distinguished by a complicated variation of a dominant iambic] pattern.
AlcalĂˇ de Henares AlcalĂˇ de Henares, or AlcalĂˇ on the Henares, is a Spanish city, whose historical centre is one of the UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, and formerly one of the first bishoprics founded in Spain. Located in the Autonomous Community of Madrid, 30 km northeast of the city of Madrid, at a height of 2000 feet above sea level, it has a population of around 200,000, second largest of the region after the Spanish capital itself.
Alcalica Alcalica is an electro-acoustic vocal project initiated in Berlin in 2003 that uses analogue and digital electronic devices and cabling to fleshy elements such as santoor and kalimba and vocals. Alcalica is a specifically moving project playing in ever changing constellations a broad panel of music-genre inviting to voyage in mind and space.
Alcaligenes faecalis Alcaligenes faecalis is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped aerobe that is commonly found in the environment. It was originally named for its first discovery in feces, but was later found to be much more common in other places as well.
Alcantarilla Alcantarilla is a town and municipality in southeastern Spain, in the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia. The town is only 7 km away from the capital of the region, the city of Murcia, and one of its peculiarities is that it is completely surrounded by "pedanĂas" (satellite districts or boroughs) of the municipality of Murcia like Sangonera La Seca, San GinĂ©s, Nonduermas, Puebla de Soto, La Ă‘ora, JavalĂ Viejo and JavalĂ Nuevo.
Alcapurria Alcapurria is a dish from Puerto Rico made from a mixture of ground plantains and yautia, filled with ground beef and deep fried in vegetable oil. Many Puerto Ricans enjoy this dish and are often found eating it at the beach with friends.
Alcatel Alenia Space Alcatel Alenia Space was established on 2005-06-01 by the merger of Alcatel Space and Alenia Spazio and is owned by Alcatel-Lucent (67%) and Finmeccanica (33%). The company is Europe's largest satellite manufacturer.
Alcatel OT 501 Alcatel OT 501 is a mobile phone, with dual band, featuring WAP browser (but not GPRS). It can handle a Li-Pol battery, has voice control, and pretty good monochromatic display (up to 8 lines), service menu (000000* to activate) and built-in handsfree.
Alcatel period The 'Alcatel' Mandatory Standstill Period is a period of ten days following the notification of an award decision in a contract tendered via the Official Journal of the European Union, before the contract is signed with the successful supplier(s). Its purpose is to allow unsuccessful bidders to challenge the decision before the contract is signed.
Alcator C-Mod Alcator C-Mod is a tokamak, a magnetically confined nuclear fusion device, at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center. It is the tokamak with the highest magnetic field and highest plasma pressure in the world.
Alcatraz Island Alcatraz Island (aka The Rock) is a small island located in the middle of San Francisco Bay in California, United States that served as a lighthouse, then a military fortification, and then a federal prison for the area until 1963, when it became a national recreation area.
Alcazaba (MĂˇlaga) The Alcazaba in MĂˇlaga, Spain is a Moorish fortification dating from the 8th century although much of it was built around the middle of the 11th century for King Badis of Granada and served as the palace of the governors of the city. It is the best-preserved alcazaba (from the Arabic for citadel al-qasbah, Ů‚ŘµŘ¨Ř©) in Spain.
AlcĂşdia AlcĂşdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands, and a main tourist centre on the island of Majorca. Apart from the nearby sandy beaches the main tourist attraction is the Hidropark.
AlcĂˇzar An alcĂˇzar is a Spanish castle, from the Arabic word Ř§Ů„Ů‚ŘµŘ± al qasr meaning palace or fortress, from the Latin castellum "fortress" (ultimately from castrum "watchpost"). Many cities in Spain have an alcĂˇzar.
AlcĂˇzar de los Reyes Cristianos The AlcĂˇzar de los Reyes Cristianos (Spanish for "AlcĂˇzar of the Christian Monarchs"), also known as the AlcĂˇzar of CĂłrdoba, is a medieval AlcĂˇzar located in CĂłrdoba, :Spain next to the Guadalquivir River and near the Mezquita. The AlcĂˇzar takes its name from the Reyes Cristianos or Christian Monarchs: Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon.
AlcĂˇzar of Segovia The AlcĂˇzar of Segovia (literally "Segovia Castle") is a stone fortification, located in the old city of Segovia, Spain. Rising out on a rocky crag above the confluence of the rivers Eresma and Clamoresnear the Guadarrama mountains, it is one of the most unique castle-palaces in Spain by virtue of its shape - like the bow of a ship.
AlcĂˇzar of Seville The AlcĂˇzar of Seville (Spanish "Reales AlcĂˇzares de Sevilla" or "Royal Alcazars of Seville) is a royal palace in Seville, Spain. Originally a Moorish fort, the AlcĂˇzar(from the Arabic Ř§Ů„Ů‚ŘµŘ± al-qasr, meaning "palace") has been expanded several times.
AlcĂˇzar of Toledo The AlcĂˇzar of Toledo is a stone fortification, located in the highest part of Toledo, Spain. Once used as a Roman palace in the 3rd century, it was restored under Alfonso VI and Alfonso X and renovated in 1535.
Alcee Hastings Alcee Lamar Hastings (born September 5, 1936) is a member of the United States House of Representatives representing the 23rd District of Florida (map). He was born in Altamonte Springs, Florida, and was educated at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee; Howard University in Washington, D.
Alcek Alcek (Bulgar: Altsikurs) was the leader of the horde of Bulgar horsemen who in the 7th century settled with their families in the Matese mountains of Central Italy in the villages of Gallo, Sepino, Boiano, Isernia and others.
Alcelaphinae The subfamily Alcelaphinae contains Wildebeest, Hartebeest, Bonteboks and several similar species. All in all it contains 7 species in 5 genera, although Beatragus is sometimes considered a subgenus of Damaliscus.
Alces (journal) Alces is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original papers on the biology and management of moose (Alces alces) throughout their circumpolar distribution, as well as other ungulate or carnivore species that overlap their range.Quoted from the Journal's web site.
Alcester Alcester (pronounced 'olster' or 'aulster') is an old market town of Roman origin at the junction of the River Alne and River Arrow in Warwickshire, England, and situated approximately eight miles west of Stratford-upon-Avon. The 2001 census recorded a population of 6,214 in the town.
Alcetas Alcetas (in Greek AÎ»ÎşÎĎ„Î±Ď‚; died 320 BC), the brother of Perdiccas and son of Orontes, is first mentioned as one of Alexander the Great's generals in his Indian expedition. On the death of Alexander, he espoused his brother's party, and, at his orders, murdered in 322 BC Cynane, the half-sister of Alexander the Great, when she wished to marry her daughter Eurydice to Philip Arrhidaeus, the nominal king of Macedon.
Alceu Amoroso Lima Alceu Amoroso Lima(PetrĂłpolis December 11, 1893 â€“ Rio de Janeiro, August 14, 1983) was a writer, journalist and activist from Brazil. He adopted the pseudonym TristĂŁo de AtaĂde in 1919 and wrote under that name.
Alcibiades Alcibiades Cleiniou Scambonides (, Greek: , transliterated AlkibiĂˇdÄ“s KleinĂou SkambĹŤnidÄ“s, meaning Alcibiades, son of Kleinias, from the deme of Skambonidai; c. 450â€“404 BC), was a prominent Athenian statesman, orator, and general.
Alcibiades (fictional character) The prominent Athenian statesman Alcibiades has been criticized by ancient comic writers and appears in several Socratic dialogues. He enjoys an important afterlife, in literature and art, having acquired symbolic status as the personification of ambition and sexual profligacy.
Alcibiades Stakes The Alcibiades Stakes is a Grade II race for thoroughbred horses run at Keeneland each year and is open to two-year-old fillies willing to race one and one-sixteenth miles on the dirt. Beginning in the racing season of 2007, this race has been upgraded by the American Graded Stakes Committee from a Grade II event to a Grade I.
Alcibiades the Schoolboy Alcibiades the Schoolboy (L'Alcibiade, fanciullo a scola), an Italian dialogue published anonymously in 1652, is a lively defense of pederasty loosely styled after Platonic dialogue. Set in ancient Athens, the teacher is modelled on Socrates, who so desperately wants to consummate the relationship he has with one of his students that he uses all tactics of rhetoric and sophistry at his disposal.
Alcidas Alcidas was a Spartan admiral who was first appointed to lead 40 allied ships in the Spartan expedition to Mitylene in 427 BC. This was part of a double movement meant to hinder the Athenians from sending help to Lesbos, the other part being an allied invasion of Attica.
Alcide d'Orbigny Alcide Charles Victor Marie Dessalines d'Orbigny (September 6, 1802 - June 30, 1857) was a great French naturalist. He made major contributions in many areas, including zoology, malacology, palaeontology, geology, archaeology and anthropology.
Alcide De Gasperi Alcide De Gasperi (3 April 1881 â€“ 19 August 1954) was an Italian statesman and politician. He is considered to be one of the Founding Fathers of the European communities, along with the Frenchman Robert Schuman and the German Konrad Adenauer.
Alcides AraĂşjo Alves Alcides Eduardo Mendes de AraĂşjo Alves, best known as Alcides (born in SĂŁo JosĂ© do Rio Preto, SĂŁo Paulo State, March 13, 1985) is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for PSV Eindhoven on loan from Chelsea F.C and has played with many clubs in Brazil.
Alcides FernĂˇndez Airport Alcides FernĂˇndez Airport is a commercial airport on the Caribbean coast of Colombia serving to town of Acandi. The airport is considered by residents of the city of Acandi to be an important link between that community and the rest of Colombia as well as neighboring Panama.
Alcimede In Greek mythology, Alcimede ("mighty cunning") was one of the matrilineal Minyan daughters, the daughter of Clymene, Minyas' daughter. She was the mother of Jason by Aeson, whom she met in the caves below Iolcus in Thessaly, a chthonic lair where the rightful king Aeson had been imprisoned by his evil half-brother Pelias.
Alcimoennis Alcimoennis (aka Alkimoennis) was a Celtic Oppidum located on the Michelsberg hill, dominating the peninsula between the Danube and AltmĂĽhl rivers in northern Bavaria, Germany, above the modern city of Kelheim. Although the peninsula has been more or less constantly inhabited since 13,000 BCE, the city as the Celts built it was founded around 500 BCE and abandoned again some time before Roman arrival in the area during the 1st century BCE.
Alcimus Alcimus, pronounced al'-si-mus ('elyaqum, "God will rise"; Alkimos, "valiant"), was High Priest of Israel for three years, 162 BC-159 BC, the record of whose career may be found in 1 Macc 7:4-50; 9:1-57; 2 Macc 14; see also Ant, XII, 9-11; XX, 10. He was a descendant of Aaron, but not in the high-priestly line (1 Macc 7:14; also Ant, XX, 10); and being ambitious for the office of high priest, he hastened to Antioch to secure the favor and help of the new king, Demetrius, who had just overthrown Antiochus Eupator and made himself king.
Alcina Alcina is an opera seria by George Frideric Handel. The libretto's author is unknown, but the plot is taken (like those of the Handel operas Orlando and Ariodante) from Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso, an epic poem set in the time of Charlemagne's wars against Islam.
Alcinous In Greek mythology, Alcinous Greek (sometimes with the diacritical mark AlcinoĂĽs; also transliterated as AlkĂnoĂ¶s) was a son of Nausithous and father of Nausicaa and Laodamas with Arete. His name literally means "Mighty mind.
Alcmene In Greek mythology Alcmene, or AlkmĂŞnĂŞ ("might of the moon") was the mother of Heracles. She was the daughter of Electryon, king of Mycenae and a son of Perseus, and was the wife of Amphitryon in his exile, though he had accidentally killed her father.
Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond was an American anthology television series, similar to The Twilight Zone, which was broadcast on the ABC network from 1959 through 1961. Created by Merwin Gerard and produced by the prolific producer, Collier Young, the program was hosted by John Newland, "your guide to the supernatural".
Alcock and Brown British aviators Alcock and Brown (Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown) made the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in June 1919. One month earlier, the first flight across the Atlantic was made by the NC-4, a United States Navy flying boat; however, the flight took over 19 days, with multiple stops along the way.
Alcohol In chemistry, an alcohol (Arabic: 'Ř§Ů„ŮŘŮŮ„' transliterated as al kohol) is an organic compound in which a hydroxyl group (-OH) is bound to a carbon atom of an alkyl or substituted alkyl group. The general formula for a simple acyclic alcohol is CnH2n+1OH.
Alcohol and cancer "Considerable evidence suggests a connection between heavy alcohol consumption and increased risk for cancer, with an estimated 2 to 4 percent of all cancer cases thought to be caused either directly or indirectly by alcoholRothman, K.J.
Alcohol and Drugs History Society The Alcohol and Drugs History Society is a scholarly organization whose members study the history of a variety of illegal, regulated, and unregulated drugs such as opium, alcohol, and coffee. Organized in 2004, the ADHS is the successor of a society with a more limited scope, the Alcohol and Temperance History Group, which existed for 25 years.
Alcohol and Gaming Authority The Alcohol and Gaming Authority (AGA, previously known as the Nova Scotia Gaming Control Commission) is an agency of the government of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia that regulates gambling and alcoholic beverages in the province.
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is a quasi-judicial Crown agency which regulates the alcohol and gaming industries of Ontario. The agency reports to the Ministry of Consumer and Business Services.
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, shortened to Tax and Trade Bureau or TTB, is a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury. On January 24, 2003, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (the Act) split functions of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), into two new organizations with separate functions.
Alcohol and weight Alcohol and weight is a subject relevant to millions of people who like to drink alcoholic beverages and who also either want to maintain or to lose body weight. It appears that drinking alcohol does not necessarily lead to weight gain.
Alcohol consumption and health The relationship between alcohol consumption and health has been the subject of formal scientific research since at least 1926, when Dr. Raymond Pearl published his book, Alcohol and Longevity, in which he reported his finding that drinking alcohol in moderation was associated with greater longevity than either abstaining or drinking heavily.
Alcohol dehydrogenase Alcohol dehydrogenases are a group of dehydrogenase enzymes that occur in many organisms and facilitate the interconversion between alcohols and aldehydes or ketones. In humans and many other animals, they serve to break down alcohols which could otherwise be toxic; in yeast and many bacteria they catalyze the opposite reaction as part of fermentation.
Alcohol education Alcohol education in the United States traces its roots to the Scientific Temperance Instruction movement promoted by Mary Hunt of the Womenâ€™s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) . That movement began in the 1880s and by 1900, alcohol temperance or abstinence teaching was required in every state plus all possessions of the U.
Alcohol exclusion laws Alcohol exclusion laws permit insurance companies to deny claims associated with the consumption of alcohol. They were passed in the 1940s in the United States to discourage people from drinking alcoholic beverages and to save insurance companies money from alcohol-related claims (Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems, George Washington University Medical Center, 2005).
Alcohol flush reaction Alcohol flush reaction, (also known as Asian flush disease, Asian blush, Asian glow and ALDH deficiency) is a condition where the body cannot break down ingested alcohol completely, due to a missense polymorphism that encodes the enzyme, acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH2) normally responsible for breaking down acetaldehyde], a product of the metabolism of alcohol. Flushing, or blushing, is associated with the [[erythema] (reddening caused by dilation of capillaries) of the face, neck, and shoulder, after consumption of alcohol.
Alcohol fuel Rising energy prices and environmental problems have led to increased interest in alcohol as a fuel. Alcohol has been used as a fuel in other points in history but fossil fuels have become the dominant energy resource for the modern world.
Alcohol laws of the United States by state This list of alcohol laws of the United States by state provides an overview of alcohol-related laws by state throughout the United States. This list is not intended to provide a breakdown of such laws by local jurisdiction within a state; see that state's alcohol laws page for more detailed information.
Alcohol Server Training Alcohol Server Training is a form of occupational education typically provided to servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking. Usually underwritten by employers in the hospitality, food-service and related industries, this training is regulated and mandated by state and local laws predominantly in North America, and increasingly in other English-speaking countries.
Alcohol tolerance Alcohol tolerance refers to a decreased response to the effects of ethanol in alcoholic beverages. This reduced sensitivity requires that higher quantities of alcohol be consumed in order to achieve the same effects as before tolerance began to occur.
Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is a simple ten-question test developed by the World Health Organization to determine if a person's alcohol consumption may be harmful. The test was designed to be used internationally, and was validated in a study using patients from six countries.
Alcohol without liquid Alcohol without liquid (AWOL) is a process introduced first in Asia and Europe that allows people to take in liquor (distilled spirits) without actually consuming liquid. The machine vaporizes alcohol and mixes it with oxygen, allowing the consumer to breathe in the mixture.
Alcohol-related traffic crashes in the United States Alcohol-related traffic crashes are defined by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to include any and all vehicular (including bicycle and motorcycle) accidents in which any alcohol has been consumed, or believed to have been consumed, by the driver, a passenger or a pedestrian associated with the accident. Thus, if a person who has consumed alcohol and has stopped for a red light and is rear-ended by a completely sober but inattentive driver, the accident is listed as alcohol-related, although alcohol had nothing to do with causing the accident.
Alcoholic beverage control state Alcoholic beverage control states, generally called control states, are those in the United States that have state monopoly over the wholesaling and/or retailing of some or all categories of alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, and distilled spirits.
Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act The Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act (or ABLA) is a United States federal law enacted in 1988. Found in the United States Code at title 27, section 213, the act requires that (among other provisions) the labels of alcoholic beverages to carry a "government warning," which reads:
Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an informal society of more than 2,000,000 recovered and recovering alcoholics in the United States, Canada, and other countries. These men and women meet in local groups, which range in size from a handful in some localities to many hundreds in larger communities.
Alcoholism Alcoholism is the consumption of or preoccupation with alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the alcoholic's normal personal, family, social, or work life. The chronic alcohol consumption caused by alcoholism can result in psychological and physiological disorders.
Alcoota The Alcoota Fossil Beds are an important paleontological site located on Alcoota Station in Central Australia, 200km north-east of Alice Springs. It is notable for the occurrence of well-preserved, rare, Tertiary vertebrate fossils, which provide evidence of the evolution of the Northern Territoryâ€™s fauna and climate.
Alcor Life Extension Foundation The Alcor Life Extension Foundation is a Scottsdale, Arizona, USA-based nonprofit company that researches, advocates for and performs cryonics, the preservation of humans after legal death in liquid nitrogen, with hopes of restoring them to full health when new technology is developed in the future.
Alcovy River The Alcovy River (pronunciation: al-CO-vee) is a tributary of the Ocmulgee River, about 50 mi (80 km) long, in north-central Georgia in the United States. Via the Ocmulgee River, it is part of the watershed of the Altamaha River, which flows to the Atlantic Ocean.
Alcubierre drive The Alcubierre metric, also known as the Alcubierre drive or Warp Drive, is a speculative mathematical model of a spacetime exhibiting features reminiscent of the fictional "warp drive" from Star Trek, which can travel "Faster-than-light" (although not in a local sense - see below).
Alcuin Club The Alcuin Club is an Anglican organization devoted to preserving or restoring church ceremony, arrangement, ornament, and practice in an orthodox manner. It was founded in 1897, with its first publication, English Altars by W.
Alcuin College Alcuin College is a college of the University of York. Sitting upon Siward's Howe, it has throughout the life of the University been the home of the self-styled Alcuin Separatist Movement, a running gag at York, involving the secession of the college from the remainder of the university.
Alcuin nĂł Delaunay Alcuin nĂł Delaunay is a main character from the first book of Jaqueline Carey's Kushiel's Legacy series, Kushiel's Dart. He is PhĂ¨dre nĂł Delaunay's foster brother, having been saved by Anafiel Delaunay from a Skaldic invasion when he was a child.
Alcyonaria Alcyonaria (also known as Octocorallia, as they have 8-fold symmetry) is a subclass of the class Anthozoa within the phylum Cnidaria. It includes the sea fans and sea pens, and the soft corals of the order Alcyonacea.
Alcyone Alcyone (Greek: ) was a Greek demi-goddess, sometimes regarded as one of the Pleiades. More often she was thought of as the daughter of Aeolus and wife of Ceyx, she had a son called Eosphorus and the king of Thessaly.
Alda (automobile) The Alda was a French automobile created by Fernand Charron of CGV; it was manufactured between 1912 and 1922. The car had a dashboard radiator and a 3187cc four-cylinder engine that was claimed to be capable of going "6 to 47 mph in top gear".
Alda Lara Alda Ferreira Pires Barreto de Lara Albuquerque (born 9 June 1930, Benguela, Angola; died 30 January 1962, Cambambe, a large poetic output in the Portuguese language. Her husband, the writer Orlando Albuquerque, set about publishing her collected works after her death.
Alda Ribiero Acosta Alda Ribiero Acosta, or Alda Ribeiro Acosta is a Uruguayan terrorist who was arrested in La Paz, Bolivia after hotel bombings that killed two people and wounded seven on Wednesday, March 22 2006. She and her partner, Triston Jay Amero, alias Lestat Claudius de Orleans y Montevideo have been formally charged with murder and are being held in a prison in La Paz.
Aldabra Aldabra is a raised coral atoll in the Indian Ocean, virtually untouched by humans, with distinctive island fauna, including the Aldabra Giant Tortoise. The atoll is home to the world's largest population of giant tortoises, numbering some 152,000 individuals.
Aldabra Giant Tortoise The Aldabra Giant Tortoise (Geochelone gigantea), from the islands of the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles, is one of the largest tortoises in the world. Similar in size to the famous Galapagos Giant Tortoise, its carapace averages 120 cm (47 inches) in length.
Aldaniti Aldaniti (1970 - Friday 28 March 1997) was a famous racehorse who won the Grand National on 4 April 1981. Jockey Bob Champion famously recovered from cancer while Aldaniti recovered from a serious of major injuries.
AldĂ©o Saulnier Mayor of Bouctouche, New Brunswick. As a Progressive Conservative party candidate, Saulnier opposed current Leader of the Opposition Shawn Graham for the position of Member, Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in the New Brunswick general election, 2006, held on September 18, 2006.
Aldbrough, East Riding of Yorkshire Aldbrough is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, on Holderness, near to the North Sea coast and about twelve miles north-east of Hull. The parish has a population of 1,336 (2001 census).
Aldeanueva de Figueroa Aldeanueva de Figueroa is a village and municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. It is located 23 km from the city of Salamanca and has a population of 317 people.
Aldeanueva de la Sierra Aldeanueva de la Sierra is a village and municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. It is located 61 kilometres from the city of Salamanca and has a population of 117 people.
Aldearrodrigo Aldearrodrigo is a village and municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. It is located 24 kilometres from the city of Salamanca and has a population of 194 people.
Aldearrubia Aldearrubia is a village and municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. It is located 14 kilometres from the city of Salamanca and has a population of 512 people.
Aldeaseca de Alba Aldeaseca de Alba is a village and municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. It is located 27 kilometres from the city of Salamanca and has a population of 118 people.
Aldeaseca de la Frontera Aldeaseca de la Frontera is a village and municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. It is located 45 kilometres from the city of Salamanca and has a population of 333 people.
Aldeavieja de Tormes Aldeavieja de Tormes is a village and municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. It is located only 50 kilometres from the city of Salamanca and has a population of 125 people.
Aldebaran Aldebaran (Î± Tau / Î± Tauri / Alpha Tauri) is the brightest star in the constellation Taurus and one of the brightest stars in the nighttime sky. Because of its location in the head of Taurus, it has historically been called the Bull's Eye.
Aldeburgh Aldeburgh is a town in Suffolk, East Anglia, England; it is located on the Alde river at 52Â° 9' North, 1Â° 36' East. Its name, Alde Burgh means "old fort" although this, along with much of the Tudor town, has now been lost to the sea.
Aldehuela de la BĂłveda Aldehuela de la BĂłveda is a village and municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. It is located 35 kilometres from the city of Salamanca and has a population of 344 people.
Aldehuela de Yeltes Aldehuela de Yeltes is a village and municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. It is located 63 kilometres from the city of Salamanca and has a population of 273 people.
Alden Alden as a first or given name originated in old English and means "good friend". As a placename it can refer to 'the Alder', the tree (alnus) of the birch family, such as the Alden Valley, Rossendale, England, UK.
Alden Penner Alden Penner is a Canadian musical artist who founded The Unicorns with Nicholas Thorburn. Following the breakup of The Unicorns, Alden created the film score for the movie The Hamster Cage (2005), and he simultaneously played with a number of Montreal based bands, as well as pursuing solo acts.
Aldene Connection The Aldene Connection is a connection between two railroad lines in Roselle Park in central New Jersey, one formerly belonging to the Central Railroad of New Jersey, the other formerly of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, allowing trains on today's New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line to travel from Cranford through stations at Roselle Park and Union to the Hunter Connection outside Newark, which in turn allows access to the Northeast Corridor and Newark Penn Station. Prior to the building of the Aldene Connection, Reading Company trains and (prior to 1953, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad passenger trains) were able to travel from Philadelphia to Jersey City, via the Reading and Jersey Central tracks, with the trains terminating at Communipaw Terminal in Jersey City (at present-day Liberty State Park) and then connecting, via ferry, to New York City's Financial District.
Aldeoni Aldeoni studied classical music at UFRJ (Brazil) and also graduated in Computer Science, University of Greenwich (England). Organised the first Samba Parade in the UK (London School of Samba), kick started electronic music with ("How Many Sugars"/Palladin-Virgin Records).
Alder Alder is the common name of a genus of flowering plants (Alnus) belonging to the birch family (Family Betulaceae). The genus comprises about 30 species of monoecious trees and shrubs, few reaching large size, distributed throughout the North Temperate zone, and in the New World also along the Andes southwards to Chile.