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Tapachula

Tapachula de Córdova y Ordóñez known as Tapachula, is a city and municipality located in the far southeast of the state of Chiapas in Mexico, near the Guatemalan border and the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the most important cities of Chiapas economically as the capital of the agriculturally rich Soconusco region as well as port for trade between Mexico and Central America; the area was inhabited by the Mames as a region under the control of the Mame state of Xelaju but was first established as a city by the Aztecs in the 13th century. Most of its economic importance has come since the late 19th century with the establishment of coffee plantations; this agricultural production began a history of migration into the area which continues to this day and has left the city with a significant Asian and German cultural presence as well as large Mayan and Nahua indigenous populations. The city of Tapachula is capital of the Chiapas region of Soconusco with the nickname of the “pearl of the Soconusco”.

The name “Tapachula” comes from Nahuatl and means “between the waters” due to the area's frequent flooding. It is located on a low-lying coastal plain with various small rivers about 120 meters above sea level. Tapachula is Mexico's main border city with Guatemala on the Pacific coast area though it is located some kilometers away from the border proper; the main commercial border crossing is in Ciudad Hidalgo about forty kilometers away. Nonetheless it is the principal port for the crossing of goods and people between Mexico and Central America, making it economically and similar to cities on the US southern border such as Laredo, Texas; the flow of goods through the area as well as being the economic center of the rich agricultural region of the Soconusco, makes Tapachula one of the most important economically for Chiapas with one of the highest per capita incomes in the state. As its wealth is recent, since the late 19th century, Tapachula is a modern city. Like border cities in the United States and other communities in the area have problems with illegal immigration, drug traffic and violence, with most of the illegal border crossers coming from Central America.

This has led to a strong and visible police presence in the city along with special security measures for major events such as the Feria Internacional Tapachula. The city has had a strong Chinese presence since around 1900, when a number of people from China came to work in the coffee plantations of the area. Most of the descendants of these first immigrants have since dispersed throughout the Soconusco region, but there is still Asian immigration to Tapachula to this day. Most modern immigrants work in commerce rather than in agriculture; the most visible evidence of Asian presence is the significant number of Chinese and other Asian restaurants in the city in the downtown. A number of businesses selling Chinese food and imported items are concentrated in the San Juan market; the Casa de la Comunidad China is located Cuarta Avenida Sur. The structure is dedicated to education about Chinese culture and was reopened in 2012 after renovations. Tapachula signed a sister city agreement with Dongying, China in 2011.

Most of the city's monumental structures in the historic center were built in the first decades of the 20th century, although there are a number of significant large homes near this same area built in the 1960s in Art Deco style such as the La Portaviandas building. Outside the city downtown, the structures just about all date from the latter 20th century on due to recent growth; the historic center is marked by a tree-lined plaza called Parque Miguel Hidalgo. The center of this plaza contains an octagon kiosk with Baroque ironwork with some Moorish influence. Parque Miguel Hidalgo is the center of the city surrounded by the old and new municipal palaces, the Perez Porta and the Teatro al Aire Libre, which has marimba concerts; the main monumental buildings of the area surround this plaza and include the old and new municipal palaces, the Perez Portal and the Teatro al Aire Libre. The San Agustín parish church dates from the 18th century, established to honor the patron saint of the city, Augustine.

It is a simple construction with a red Spanish tile roof, supported by wood beams. The facade is a simple Neoclassical with six Ionic order columns, three on each side of the entrance, joined by false arches; the top of the facade has two bell towers. This design is based on the Teopisca church; the church became a cathedral in 1958, shortly after the Tapachula diocese was established but that status has since been ceded to the San José Cathedral, consecrated in 2009. The Soconusco Archeological Museum faces Parque Hidalgo; this building houses a number of pieces from the various archeological sites of the region Izapa and several coastal sites. One special piece is a skull incrusted with turquoise. Another is a stele called Number 25, because of the quality of its engravings; the Casa de Cultura was built in 1929 as the municipal palace when the city was prosperous because of the surrounding coffee plantations. Although the style is Art Deco, the facade is decorated with Oaxacan style fretwork, images of Aztec warriors and stylized serpents along with the Mexican and state coats of arms.

Today, the building functions as a cultural center for the city. The municipal cemetery is notable as a testament to the immigrant past of the area, with gravestones with German names and Chinese characters; the best examples of both date from the late 19th to early 20th century. One of Tapachula's most famous natives is the actress and singer Bibi Gaytan, who first achieved stardom in the 1990s; the city of Tapachula is the governmental authority for a number of other

Oscar Mellor

Oscar Mellor was an English surrealist artist and publisher of poetry. An associate of the Birmingham Surrealists in the 1940s, he founded the Fantasy Press in the 1950s, publishing works by poets such as Philip Larkin, Kingsley Amis and Thom Gunn. Although he became best known as a publisher, he saw himself as an artist whose business activities existed to support his painting. Oscar Mellor was born and educated in Manchester, moving to Birmingham with his family in 1939 and serving in the Royal Air Force during World War II, he had been painting surrealist watercolours from the age of 15, but took up painting more on returning from the war in 1946, studying part-time at the Birmingham School of Art and the Ruskin School and becoming an associate of Conroy Maddox and the Birmingham Surrealists. In 1947 he was a founder member of the Birmingham Artists Committee - which existed to organise exhibitions of avant-garde artists ignored by the conservative Royal Birmingham Society of Artists - exhibiting with them alongside artists such as John Melville, William Gear, Emmy Bridgwater and Desmond Morris between 1947 and 1951.

Moving to Oxford in 1948 to continue his studies at The Ruskin, he went into business with Conroy Maddox before establishing himself as a publisher and photographer in Swinford, founding the Fantasy Press in 1951 and producing regular photographic work for Oxford Playhouse. From 1969 until 1973 he was a lecturer in photography at Exeter College of Art, after which he returned full-time to painting until shortly before his death in 2005

Dandan youqing

Dàndàn yōuqíng is a 1983 Mandarin Chinese album by Teresa Teng, first distributed by Polydor Records, Ltd. from Hong Kong and Kolin Records from Taiwan. It contains twelve songs, which use poems from the Song Dynasties as lyrics. Various sources translate the name of the album into different English-language names; the journal CHIME: European Foundation For Chinese Music Research translates the name to Passionate Feelings. Sinorama, Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women: The Twentieth Century – 1912–2000, Encyclopædia Britannica translate it to Faded Feelings. China Radio International translates it to Light Exquisite Feeling; each of the following poems was written from the Tang Dynasty to the Song Dynasty. Total length – 39:26 "Alone in the West Tower" – 2:45 Music by Liu Chia-chang, arranged by Lu Dongni Poem: "Grief", segment of "Happy reunion" by Li Yu from Southern Tang "Wishing We Last Forever" – 4:06 Music by Liang Hongzhi, arranged by Xiao Weichen Poem:"Water song" by Su Shi from Song era "How many worries?"

– 3:33 Music by Tan Jianchang, arranged by Chen Yang Poem: "Papaver rhoeas " by Li Yu from Southern Tang "Ruthless Grass" – 3:02 Composed and arranged by Zhong Zhaofeng Poem: "Basil garden" by Fan Zhongyan from Song era "Eternal night" – 2:47 Music by Gu Yue, arranged by Lu Dongni Poem: "Old friend from Taoyuan" by Qin Shaoyou from Song era "My unexpected feelings" – 3:52 Music by Wong Jim, arranged by Joseph Koo Poem: "Partridge at the sky" by Nie Shengqiong from Song eraTotal length in Side A – 20:05 "Rouge tears" – 3:04 Music by Liu Jiachang, arranged by Ao Jinbao Poem: "Night sounds", segment of "Happy reunion" by Li Yu from Southern Tang"Sounds of Leaves" – 3:06 Music by Liu Jiachang, arranged by Lu Dongni Poem: "Jade House in Spring" by Ouyang Xiu from Song era "Around the evening" – 2:45 Music by Weng Qingxi, arranged by Lu Dongni Poem: "" by Ouyang Xiu from Song era "Seeing Tears" – 3:49 Music by Gu Yue, arranged by Chen Yang Poem: "雨淋鈴" by Liu Yong from Song era "Remaining Silent" – 2:50 Music by Zhong Zhaofeng, arranged by Xiao Weichen Poem: "Homely slave" by Xin Qiji from Song era "Thinking about you" – 3:47 Composed and arranged by Chen Yang Poem: "Separate Entities: I live in Yangtze River" by Li Ziyi from Song eraTotal length in Side B – 19:21 As of August 2008, five million copies had been sold, making it one of the best-selling albums in Asia.

In March 2012, Pu Xiqian from the China News Service called this album a "perfect match" of "outstanding" composition and ancient Chinese poems. The record producer of this album, Deng Xiquan, won the Best Record Producer Award of the 1983 RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards, held in 1983. "Word dictionary – 淡淡幽情." MDBG Chinese-English Dictionary, 2012. Web. 24 April 2012. "Light Motion." YesAsia 27 April 2012. Web. 27 April 2012. Out-of-stock product

Elmar Mock

Elmar Mock is a Swiss watch engineer with specialized knowledge in polymers, an industrial designer, inventor. Elmar Mock graduated from the Technical School of Biel in 1976, he was hired by ETA Manufacture Horlogère. He completed a one-year training course in synthetic materials in Aargau, financed by his employer, on condition that he returned to work for two years at ETA SA. Elmar Mock is, with Jacques Müller, the co-inventor of the SWATCH watch, under the direction of Ernst Thomke, at the beginning of the 1980s, invention which revolutionized the Swiss watch industry, which at the time was losing ground to the Japanese quartz watch competition – quartz watches which were low cost and reliable. Mock and Müller came up with the idea of using plastic materials to produce watches; the classic Swiss watch required 91 parts - the SWATCH has only 51. The movement is integrated in the watch-case. In its first year 500,000 watches were sold for a price between 39.90 and 49.90 Swiss Francs, with a production cost of 5 Swiss Francs.

As at 2018, more than 700 million SWATCH watches have been sold worldwide. Mock worked on the ROCKWATCH watch, which has the distinctive attribute of having a watchface made of granite from the Swiss Alps. Mock left watchmaking and founded his own engineering company in innovation/creativity and product development, called Createc in 1986, in Biel; this company became Creaholic. As at 2018, the company employs 55 people. Swisscom holds a 5% stake in Creaholic. Creaholic works on projects for the likes of IKEA, Lufthansa and BMW. Mock is the co-inventor of more than 180 patent families in such diverse industries as watchmaking, food or pharmaceutical, he is at the origin of 750 projects and 8 start-ups, he is considered a veteran of Swiss innovation. In 2009, he entered the "Forum of 100 personalities who make up French-speaking Switzerland", drawn up every year by the Swiss monthly publication "l'Hebdo". In 2017, he was a finalist from a pool of 400 candidates for the European Inventor of the Year Award in the category – Lifetime Achievement - awarded by the European Patent Office.

According to Benoît Battistelli, the president of the EPO, "Elmar Mock has always dared to challenge the status quo".. In 2019, he was appointed as one the leading expert that judges proposals for this award. 2009, "Forum of 100", Lausanne 2010, GAIA Award with Jacques Müller for the invention of the SWATCH 2014, FNEG Scientific Essay Prize, Marseille 2017 Finalist European Inventor of the Year Award – EPO Lifetime Achievement category Gilles Garel and Elmar Mock, "The Innovation Factory", Dunod, 2012, 176 p. ISBN 978-2-100-57702-6 "The Innovation Factory" - 2nd ed. - Embark on Innovative Design, co-written with Gilles Garel, 2016, Dunod Publishing ISBN 978-2100746057Translated into English and German "The Innovation Factory", 2016, Auerbach Publications, ISBN 978-1498740210 "The Innovation Factory", 2013 GrowthPublishing, ISBN 978-2940384228

VAUDE

VAUDE is a German producer of mountain sports equipment. The head office is in Germany, it was founded in 1974 by Albrecht von Dewitz. The name of the firm is derived from the initials of its founder; the company is 100 percent family owned. In 2009, the management was handed over to his daughter Antje von Dewitz. Products include tents and sleeping bags. There are 486 employees working in the head office in Germany; the corporate group owns production facilities in Bỉm Sơn/Vietnam. In 2006 Edelrid became a part of the Vaude Group; the brands Lucky and Markill were integrated in the Edelrid brand in 2008. Markill was a brand of the company Marsteller & Killman founded in Thuringia in 1866 and established in Kettwig in 1907. Marsteller & Killman produced stoves, cooking utensils, food containers, aluminum bottles. In 2017, the Vaude Group took over Red Chili, a producer of climbing shoes and other climbing garments. Red Chili is now part of Edelrid. In 2014, VAUDE published its first corporate responsibility report established in accordance with the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative.

Since 2010, the company is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, an organisation, seeking to improve working conditions in the textile industry. To ensure a manufacturing process, as environmentally friendly and safe as possible, VAUDE applies the bluesign production standard; the company headquarter in Tettnang is climate neutral. In 2015, VAUDE was one of six companies nominated for the Financial Times' Boldness in Business Award in the category Corporate Responsibility/Environment. At the end of the year, VAUDE has won the first place in the category Germany's Most Sustainable Brand of the German Sustainability Award. VAUDE obtained numerous further awards in the area of environmental sustainability. Regional activities include the running of the company-owned creche for about 30 children, the take over of the local public swimming pool, to save it from being closed. Vaude is one of the founding companies of the association Bleiberecht durch Arbeit, established in 2018, which promotes the granting of right of residence for refugees with permanent employment contract.

Due to the scarcity of skilled labour, Vaude would suffer considerable economic damage had their refugee employees to return to their countries of origin. Numerous companies thus joined the association. VAUDE-sponsored teams and athletes include: Aline Bock Team Colnago, including Eva Lechner Team Centurion VAUDE Angela Eiter Kilian Fischhuber Official website VAUDE CSR Report Website

Nordvestfjord

Nordvestfjord, meaning'Northwest Fjord', is a fjord in King Christian X Land, eastern Greenland. Administratively most of its length lies in the Northeast Greenland National Park area, at the border of Sermersooq municipality; this fjord is part of the Scoresby Sound system. The distance from the head of Nordvestfjord across Hall Bredning to the mouth of Scoresby Sound is 313 km, which makes this continuous stretch of water the longest fjord in the world; the Nordvestfjord fjord was named by Carl Ryder during his 1891–92 expedition because of its approximate northwestern direction. Ryder, was prevented from exploring it because it was September, new ice was forming, a strong wind was blowing from the interior of the fjord; this long and deep fjord is the northernmost arm of the Scoresby Sound. It is surrounded by high mountains, whose sides rise steeply from its shore. Part of its northern flank marks the southern boundary of the Stauning Alps. To the northeast the fjord is bound by Scoresby Land, to the northwest by Charcot Land, to the southwest by Hinksland, Th.

Sørensen Renland. The Nordvestfjord winds its way in a NW/SE direction, its largest branch is the Flyver Fjord, which runs in a west/east direction and joins the southwestern shore about midway through the fjord. The fjord is fed by several glaciers; the Daugaard-Jensen Glacier is at the fjord's head flowing from the southwest and producing masses of icebergs. The mouth is located close to the mouth of Ofjord, between the Bjorne Islands to the southwest and South Cape to the northeast, beyond which lies Northeast Bay. From head to mouth: Daugaard-Jensen Glacier Fjord branch on the left bank F. Graae Glacier Charcot Glacier Hammerskjøld Glacier, Leicester Bay on the right bank Flyver Fjord, in the area of Leeds Bay and Lancaster Bay on the right bank Edvard Bay on the right bank Unnamed glacier on the right bank North Bay on the left bank Unnamed glacier on the left bank Snyder Bay on the left bank Borgbjerg Glacier with Bacchus Glacier Triton Glacier and Neptunus Glacier on the left bank Oxford Glacier on the left bank List of fjords of Greenland Media related to Nordvestfjord at Wikimedia Commons Discover the Scoresby Sund Fjord System in East Greenland Holocene glacimarine sedimentation, inner Scoresby Sund