Vietnamese is an Austroasiatic language that originated in Vietnam, where it is the national and official language. Spoken natively by an estimated 76 million people, it is the native language of the Vietnamese people, as well as a first or second language for the many ethnic minorities of Vietnam; as a result of Vietnamese emigration and cultural influence, Vietnamese speakers are found throughout the world, notably in East and Southeast Asia, North America and Western Europe. Vietnamese has been recognized as a minority language in the Czech Republic. Vietnamese is the Austroasiatic language with by far the most speakers, several times as many as the rest of the family combined, its vocabulary has borrowings from Chinese, it used a modified set of Chinese characters called Chữ Nôm, which were given vernacular pronunciation. The Vietnamese alphabet in use today is a Latin alphabet with additional diacritics for tones and certain letters; as a national language, Vietnamese is the official language used by everyone in Vietnam.
It is similar to Yue Yu spoken by the Gin in southern Guangxi Province in China. However, the language spoken by the Gin is unintelligible to Vietnamese, although they share many similarities. A significant number of native speakers reside in neighboring Cambodia and Laos. In the United States, Vietnamese is the fifth most spoken language, with over 1.5 million speakers, who are concentrated in a handful of states. It is the third most spoken language in Washington. Vietnamese is the seventh most spoken language in Australia. In France, it is the most spoken Asian language and the eighth most spoken immigrant language at home. Vietnamese is the sole official and national language of Vietnam, it is the first language of the majority of the Vietnamese population, as well as a first or second language for the country's ethnic minority groups. In the Czech Republic, Vietnamese has been recognized as one of 14 minority languages, on the basis of communities that have resided in the country either traditionally or on a long-term basis.
This status grants Czech citizens from the Vietnamese community the right to use Vietnamese with public authorities and at courts anywhere in the country. Moreover, it grants the use of Vietnamese in public signage, election information, cultural institutions, access to legal information and assistance in municipalities where at least 10% of the population is of the minority group. Vietnamese is being taught in schools and institutions outside of Vietnam. In countries with established Vietnamese-speaking communities such as Australia, Canada and the United States, Vietnamese language education serves as a cultural role to link descendants of Vietnamese immigrants to their ancestral culture. Meanwhile, in countries near Vietnam such as Cambodia, South Korea, Thailand, the increased role of Vietnamese in foreign language education is due to the growth and influence of Vietnam's economy. Since the 1980s, Vietnamese language schools have been established for youth in many Vietnamese-speaking communities around the world, notably in the United States.
Historic and stronger trade and diplomatic relations with Vietnam and a growing interest among the French Vietnamese population of their ancestral culture have led to an increasing number of institutions in France, including universities, to offer formal courses in the language. Since the late 1980s, the Vietnamese German community has enlisted the support of city governments to bring Vietnamese into high school curricula for the purpose of teaching and reminding Vietnamese German students of their mother-tongue. Furthermore, there has been a number of Germans studying Vietnamese due to increased economic investment in Vietnam. Vietnamese is taught in schools in the form of dual immersion to a varying degree in Cambodia and the United States. Classes teach students subjects in another language. Furthermore, in Thailand, Vietnamese is one of the most popular foreign languages in schools and colleges. Early linguistic work some 150 years ago classified Vietnamese as belonging to the Mon–Khmer branch of the Austroasiatic language family.
Muong was found to be more related to Vietnamese than other Mon–Khmer languages, a Viet–Muong subgrouping was established including Thavung, Cuoi, etc. The term "Vietic" was proposed by Hayes, who proposed to redefine Viet–Muong as referring to a subbranch of Vietic containing only Vietnamese and Muong; the term "Vietic" is used, among others, by Gérard Diffloth, with a different proposal on subclassification, within which the term "Viet–Muong" refers to a lower subgrouping consisting of Vietnamese dialects, Muong dialects, Nguồn. As a result of 1000 years of Chinese rule, much of the Vietnamese lexicon relating to science and politics is derived from Chinese — see Sino-Vietnamese vocabulary; some 30% to 60% of the lexical stock has naturalized word borrowings from Chinese, although many compound words are composed of native Vietnamese words combined with naturalized word borrowings. From the French assistance to Nguyễn Ánh to the 1954 Geneva Conference, Vietnamese has been influenced by the 177 years of French lang
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 is an association football video game in the Pro Evolution Soccer series developed and published by Konami with production assistance from the Blue Sky Team. It was released in 2010-2011; the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League are featured within the game, for the first time in the series, UEFA Super Cup and CONMEBOL's Copa Libertadores are licensed. PES 2011 was succeeded by Pro Evolution Soccer 2012. With an exclusive deal with UEFA and CONMEBOL, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and, for the first time, the UEFA Super Cup and Copa Libertadores are licensed; the tournaments are integrated into the Master League mode, for the first time in the Master League Online mode. UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Europa League, are only available on the PC, PS3, Xbox 360 versions; the game contains 79 national teams. The Copa Santander Libertadores tournament is featured for the first time, such as its teams, which are licensed, but cannot be selected for play in any other game modes.
The following is a list of the competitors:Like previous versions, there is a separate two leagues with 18 empty teams, each of which can be edited fully. Since its introduction, it has become popular amongst the PES community, as a result, they are made into the Bundesliga or another league of one's preference by patch makers. All the teams are fictional. Jon Champion and ITV's Jim Beglin provide the English commentary. Christian Martinoli and Luis García provide the Spanish commentary for Latin America. Silvio Luiz and Mauro Beting provide the Portuguese commentary for Brazil. Gregoire Margotton and Christophe Dugarry provide the French commentary. Wolff-Christoph Fuss and Hansi Küpper provide the German commentary. Christos Sotirakopoulos and Georgios Thanailakis provide the Greek commentary. Pierluigi Pardo and José Altafini provide the Italian commentary. Jon Kabira, Tsuyoshi Kitazawa and Hiroshi Nanami provide the Japanese commentary. Pedro Sousa and Luís Freitas Lobo provide the Portuguese commentary for Portugal.
Carlos Martínez and Julio Maldonado provide the Spanish commentary for Spain. Hasan Mustan and Emin Zevkler provide the Turkish commentary for Turkey; the game was announced on 9 February 2010. The first trailer was released on 4 May 2010, while an E3 trailer was released in June 2010, showing some of the new features of the game; the game sees the return of Lionel Messi as its cover star. It is the last game to feature the Argentine footballer as its cover star. ITV's Jim Beglin has been implemented as new co-commentator to Jon Champion for PES 2011. A demo of PES 2011 was released for PC and PS3 in September 2010; the demo allowed users to play ten-minute games with four teams available: FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich or Copa Libertadores pair Chivas de Guadalajara and SC Internacional. A video presentation was included after each match outlining the full game's content in readiness of the game's UK launch on 8 October 2010. On September 30, 2010, the first update for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 added three new features to the Online mode: Legends and Competition.
On October 12, 2010, Datapack 1.01 included changes to the England national team kits and update various team rosters. While clubs that qualified for the Champions League Group Stages, would be added to the game's dedicated mode. A number of team kits have been updated in line with their current use, four more licensed boots have been incorporated. One problem that arose was that the Republic of Ireland's kit changed to De Graafschap of Netherlands. Konami released another update on October 15 to correct this mistake. On November 24, 2010, Version 1.02 adjusted the defender AI to allow for more consistent pressing from various situations and includes a series of alterations based on feedback from users. AI pressure more in certain situation. Cursor switching improved. Difficulty and success rate of Rainbow Flicks has been changed. Transfer fees in Master League has been reworked; the player can turn off player names above CPU players. Shooting has been tweaked. Chants have been changed. On December 21, 2010, Version 1.03 fixed from all previous corrective patches.
Online Mode connectivity issues have been improved through changes made to the disconnection process. On December 21, 2010, Datapack 2.00 added a number of new items to the game. 12 kits have been updated within the game, including those of the Republic of Ireland national team kits, 1 Dutch club and some 10 French club teams. And 10 new boots, including of new boots Mizuno, from "Wave Ignitus" and "Supersonic Wave". On 15 March 2011, Datapack 7.00 added the winter transfers and movements up to the end of the January transfer window have been updated for 135 Club teams, 2 national teams kits and 10 new boots, from Adidas, Nike and Umbro. The game was met with positive to average reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 80 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version. While by no means perfect, Konami have shown a glimpse of the capabilities that made the brand famous in the first place." The Escapist gave it four stars out of five and said it was "much better to play on the pitch itself than it
The Daniel Building is a 20 story, 238 foot office building located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Built in 1970, the building served as a regional office for the engineering and construction company Daniel International, it served as the corporate headquarters for Daniel International's real estate division, Daniel Realty, which today is known as Daniel Corporation. In 1993, Compass Bancshares bought the building from Daniel Corporation. After completing an extensive renovation, Compass moved its corporate headquarters into the building from its old headquarters, sold to UAB for expanded administrative offices; the building continues to serve as the corporate headquarters of successor BBVA Compass. The bank's main branch is located in the building, it is the tallest building in downtown Birmingham that does not directly lie within the Central Business District. On July 5, 2010, a two-alarm electrical fire broke out in the basement of the Daniel Building. There was severe damage to the basement, with water damage to the first floor and smoke damage extending several floors into the building.
Employees were relocated to other facilities. On June 5, 2019, the exterior signage for BBVA Compass was removed from the west side of the building. Building is undergoing a renaming process to BBVA. BBVA Compass BBVA USA Birmingham, Alabama Fluor Corp. Emporis Website AL. COM