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 sg830181.txt
Because Grove City is thus a "recipient" of "Federal financial assistance," the Department requested that it file an Assurance of Compliance with Title IX, as required by 34 C.F.R. After the College had refused on five occasions to sign the required assurance, the Department began enforcement proceedings.
Whether Grove City College operates an "education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance" under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681 (a)), and is thus subject to a Department of Education regulation requiring it to execute an "Assurance of Compliance" with Title IX.
It is whether Grove City College must sign a Department of Education form stating that it will comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq., insofar as that statute applies to the College.
www.usdoj.gov /osg/briefs/1983/sg830181.txt   (12892 words)

  
 Defensive wall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chinese cities occasionally have remnants of city walls that were built in the Ming Dynasty and designed to withstand artillery bombardment.
The practice of building these massive walls, though having its origins in prehistory, was refined during the rise of city-states, and energetic wall-building continued into the medieval period and beyond in certain parts of Europe.
Generally, these are referred to as city walls or town walls, although there were also walls, such as the Great Wall of China and the Atlantic Wall, which extended far beyond the borders of a city and were used to enclose vast regions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/City_wall   (12892 words)

  
 Chinese Architecture: city walls of Nanjing
Still largely intact, the wall stands 20 meters high and winds for miles around the city.
www.orientalarchitecture.com /nanjing/NANJINGCITYWALLS.htm   (12892 words)

  
 Chinese Architecture: City Walls, Xian
The roughly quadrilateral walls were pierced by three gates on each side, twelve in all, that divided the city into an implicit nine-square grid, the Chinese ideal since ancient times.
First built in the Tang dynasty (618-907), the 14 mile long walls were repaired in the Ming dynasty.
Now shrouded in smog, the walls of Xian once gave the defenders of Chang'an ample warning against enemy attack.
www.orientalarchitecture.com /xian/XIANCITYWALLS.htm   (12892 words)

  
 Fixing China's Banks, Not Russia's
Their financial counterparts spawned in the 1990s are International Trade and Investment Corporations, ITICs (joint ventures of local governments and foreign entities), rural credit cooperatives (RCCs, grown up to 35,000 by 2004), urban cooperative banks and credit unions, city commercial banks, and the 11 joint-stock commercial banks, national in scope.
China's financial deepening from the 24.8 percent ratio of loanable funds to GDP in 1979 to 182.4 percent in 2004 was swift, steady, and, during the last five years, accelerating.
This pattern of financial deepening is the source of expansion of loanable funds documented in figure 3.
www.russianeconomy.org /comments/052504.html   (15099 words)

  
 Biking The Xian City Wall: Adventure In Xian ~ by Tina Zhang
The main purpose of the wall was to protect the city, so when it was built, the people made sure that it was wide enough to transport the necessary soldiers and horses to defend it.
Standing 40 feet tall, the Xian city wall is still used by its residents; over a million people pass through the wall’s four main gates and 11 smaller entrances everyday, and for a brief period of time, I was one of those people.
This mixture of old and new defines the wall as well as the city, with its old city rooftops and new cell phone antenna towers, Xian is a rapidly developing city trying hard to hold on to its well-known past.
www.escapeartist.com /efam/52/Biking_China.html   (1193 words)

  
 Chinese walls
Some Wall Street and City of London scandals in recent years have made something of a mockery of the notion of Chinese Walls, with well-placed executives of respectable firms trading illegally on inside information for their own benefit.
For example, a 'Chinese wall' is said to exist between the corporate advisory area and the broking division, to separate those giving corporate advice on takeovers from those advising clients about buying shares.
The walls are thrown up to prevent the leaks of inside information which could influence the advice given to clients and could allow staff to take advantage of facts that are not yet known to the general public.
www.anz.com /edna/dictionary.asp?action=content&content=chinese_walls   (215 words)

  
 Australian Financial Review -
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 0702
[After the Great Wall of China, constructed in Northern China in the third century BCE.] "The decision followed the old City adage: there is no Chinese wall over which a grapevine cannot grow.
A parent who has two Chinese children has contacted us indicating that she feels this term is offensive.
A rule prohibiting exchange of confidential information between different departments of an organization, typically a financial institution, to prevent its use in illegal gain.
wordsmith.org /awad/archives/0702   (3453 words)

  
 Zenway.com Investments, Enlightened Investor Digest
"World Journal", the largest Chinese newspaper in North America, reports that American Born Chinese kids in New York City, under the guidance of Prof.
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Billion dollar man Robert E. Rubin, former treasury secretary and chairman of Goldman Sachs talks about how to make financial decisions "In an Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington"
www.zenway.com   (310 words)

  
 Ancient China: Capitals Of Ancient China Spotlight On HTC Tours of Ancient Capitals.
The ancient China capital of Beijing is reknowned for the Temple of Heaven, whereas Xian has its Ancient City Wall.
The Ancient China Capital City of Xian is fortified by a city wall.
Ancient China: Capitals Of Ancient China Spotlight On HTC Tours of Ancient Capitals.
beifan.com /071htc/ancient-capitals.html   (339 words)

  
 Defensive wall -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
The walls of (Capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city) Beijing were demolished during the 1960s to open large streets around the city.
Chinese cities generally outgrew their walls, which fell into disrepair in the (The last imperial dynasty of China (from 1644 to 1912) which was overthrown by revolutionaries; during the Qing dynasty China was ruled by the Manchu) Qing dynasty.
The remnants of the city walls of (The English royal house (a branch of the Plantagenet line) that reigned from 1461 to 1485; its emblem was a white rose) York are both a shortcut above the streets and, as in many places, a tourist attraction.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/de/defensive_wall.htm   (1474 words)

  
 Great Wall of China - Facts of Great-Wall
Defence work of the Great Wall during the Ming Dynasty was divided into architectures of differing grades, classes, forms and uses, such as fortressed town, castle, garrison city, mountain pass city, stronghold city, city wall, watch tower, wall tower and furnace mound (for making smoke as signal in case of invasion)...
Secrets of Construction of Qin Wall :As the wall inched across the Chinese wilderness, its builders were forced to rely upon local materials...
The Great Wall depicts beautiful curves of mountains ridges meandering along high mountains and deep valleys with its hundreds of passes and fortified castles.
www.great-wall.org /facts.htm   (1474 words)

  
 Urban Planning in Pre-Industrial China, ©1988 by Charles M. Nelson; from the US-China Review
The enclosure represents the wall of the city, the power of the capital as the center of the state and the moral authority of the state religion; the kneeling man represents the submission of all people to the temporal and spiritual authority of the state as personified in the creation of the city.
The ancient Chinese coneept of the city state is a rigid administrative hierarchy modeled in the structure of the city and the specific needs of its rulers.
It is tempting, though no doubt naive, to believe that Chinese philosophers a thousand years from now will view the leaders of new China as true masters of qi, directing its vast energies through the Chinese people to create a modern industrial state.
www.cag.lcs.mit.edu /~hacrat/CITY.HTM   (3427 words)

  
 Chinese handball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chinese Handball (aka Ace, King, Queen) is the common name for "Slugs", a form of American handball played on the streets of New York City in the 1960s and 70s.
Similar to one-wall handball with an opposite twist (Chinese), a server, instead of hitting a ball against the wall to opposing players after the first floor bounce as in a normal handball scenario, would hit the ball to the ground first toward the direction of the wall.
A form of Chinese handball was extremely popular among schoolchildren in the Los Angeles, California, area in the 1960s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_handball   (563 words)

  
 Nanjing Travel Guide, Map, Weather, Attractions
Zhonghua City Gate, means Chinese gate, is the best preserved Chinese ancient castle, and the biggest and most splendid city gate of Nanjing city wall.
As the capital city of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing (formerly known in the West as Nanking) is the political, economic, and cultural center.
Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge was the first double deck and double track highway and railway bridge designed and constructed by Chinese themselves.
www.discoverchinatours.com /cityguide/nanjing.asp   (563 words)

  
 Taipei Times - archives
As soon as Taiwan was turned over to Japan after the Sino-Japanese war in 1895, the Japanese colonial government started to tear down the city walls.
It is said that Taipei would not be the city it is today if it were not for the Franco-Chinese War of 1884.
Within 16 years the city walls were built and knocked down.
www.taipeitimes.com /News/feat/archives/2004/10/22/2003208003   (907 words)

  
 Mr McAffertys´ Super and Splendid Palace (of stuff)...
More historical sites are found in the city of Fuzhou than most of other Chinese cities.
The city abounds in banyan trees that were mostly planted at the time of the Northern Song Dynasty (A.D. So Fuzhou is also known as Rong Cheng, meaning the City of Banyans.
Fuzhou has been the native place of famous men over the generations who made history.
www.alexhailong.blogspot.com   (1365 words)

  
 Forbidden City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Forbidden City or Forbidden Palace (Chinese:紫禁城; Pinyin: Zǐjìn Chéng; literally "Purple Forbidden City"), located at the exact center of the ancient city of Beijing, was the imperial palace during the mid-Ming and the Qing dynasties.
As the Forbidden City was on Earth, it was impossible to have 10,000 rooms, which would conflict with the number of rooms in the version found in Heaven, the number 10,000 also symbolizing infinity.) The wall has a gate on each side.
He was, however, allowed and in fact required to live within the walls of the Forbidden City, until a coup launched by a local general in 1924.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Forbidden_City   (1312 words)

  
 Beijing : Attractions : The Forbidden City Frommers.com
The universally accepted symbol for the length and grandeur of Chinese civilization is undoubtedly the Great Wall, but the Forbidden City is more immediately impressive.
A 720,000-sq.-m (864,000-sq.-yard) complex of red-walled buildings and pavilions topped by a sea of glazed vermilion tile, it dwarfs nearby Tian'an Men Square and is by far the largest and most intricate imperial palace in China.
The Big Makeover--Beijing recently launched an immense $75-million renovation of the Forbidden City, the largest in 90 years, to be completed in two phases (the first by 2008, the second by 2020).
www.frommers.com /destinations/beijing/0201022181.html   (1826 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: The Great Wall: The Wonders of the World Book (Wonders of the World Book)
Great Wall, Forbidden City, Zhu Qizhen, Qin Shi Huangdi, Son of Heaven, Zhu Yuanzhang, Genghis Khan
She begins with events during the reign of the first emperor of China and follows the protracted conflict between the Chinese and the nomadic people who inhabited the grasslands north of China, which became the touchstone for the wall's construction.
A little information about the Great Wall and its construction is given, but it's clearly not the architecture or the awesome magnificence of the structure that is the book's real concern.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0965049329?v=glance   (1826 words)

  
 Chinese Architecture: city walls of Nanjing
One of Nanjing's chief attractions is its city wall, constructed from 1366 to 1387 in the early Ming dynasty.
Still largely intact, the wall stands 20 meters high and winds for miles around the city.
www.orientalarchitecture.com /nanjing/NANJINGCITYWALLS.htm   (1826 words)

  
 Portland Classical Chinese Garden
Within the Portland Classical Chinese Garden, one can find the important elements in Chinese garden art such as serpentine walkways, a bridged lake, trees, flowers, water, stone calligraphy and pavilions.
The Portland Classical Chinese Garden was built in Portland's China Town.
By using this technique, the garden at many different spaces borrows another view from the other side of the walls through the wall openings, outside the garden beyond the outer walls, the sky and so on.
web.pdx.edu /~ellie/chineseg/chinesegarden.html   (1826 words)

  
 part2
City Walls Built on the remains of the Tang's Forbidden City during the Ming dynasty, the wall has a total length of 14 km.
To glimpse an excellent view into Shanghai's history, read Sights The Old City The old part of the city was the Chinese part during the occupation and during the daytime is transformed into a market selling everything that a tourist might want to buy.
It is the fastest changin city in China and the Chinese have even coined the phrase "Shenzhen Speed" to replace "speed of lightning"!
www.ics.es.osaka-u.ac.jp /public/netnews-archive/USENET/news.answers/travel/china-guide/part2   (1826 words)

  
 PC: News
Set inside your Great Wall of China, Rise of this Middle Kingdom will take players into Asia where, taking on a leadership role, they have to take what cities through this twists and turns of Chinese history.
Sierra and Impression Games have revealed Emperor: Rise of this Middle Kingdom, a city building game set inside this Great Wall of China
Due out in a autumn, Emperor: Rise of this Middle Kingdom is Impression Games' latest to it's city building series of titles, and will give gamers this promise to play city governor in Ancient China.
www.computerandvideogames.com /t/article/pc/emperorriseofthemiddlekingdomannounced/news/id25306/index.html   (1826 words)

  
 Office of Programs for Study Abroad: Program Details
Hong Kong is a vibrant Chinese city with Chinese medicine shops, street vendors, lively dim sum restaurants, old men who take their caged birds for walks in the park, and colorful festivals.
The City University of Hong Kong (CityU) was established in 1984 as the City Polytechnic of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is the 'Wall Street of Asia,' with banking, international insurance, advertising, and publishing among its biggest industries, and it is one of the world's leading manufacturer and exporter of toys, garments, watches and electronics.
www.studyabroad.purdue.edu /programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=105   (1735 words)

  
 China Pages: New List With Pages of Chinese Pictures and Photos of China.
Chinese man on first visit to the Great Wall achieves one of his ambitions by climbing the Great Wall without using the cable car.
Chinese people amongst the red pillars and Chinese flags of Forbidden City entrance gate.
Chinese porters use their handcarts as beds under shade of trees in Changsha.
beifan.com /000china/chinanewlist.html   (1030 words)

  
 Introduction
West of City Hall the old Broad Street Station was down, as was the "Chinese Wall" that carried the tracks, and the site of the Wall the first three towers of the Penn Center office complex were up (Plate 28).
With a reformist city government elected in 1951 and the adoption of a Home Rule City Charter giving the mayor greater power, the way was cleared for imaginative redevelopment of the city.
Not all of the 1960 Comprehensive Plan, the 1988 Plan or subsequent plans for Center City has been accomplished, nor is all that has been achieved shown in the photographs reproduced here, as they are limited to the twenty-seven sites pictured by Birch.
www.ushistory.org /birch/intro.htm   (1030 words)

  
 Defensive wall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chinese cities occasionally have remnants of city walls that were built in the Ming Dynasty and designed to withstand artillery bombardment.
The city of Xi'an has well-preserved walls with a water filled moat that is a tourist attraction incorporating small parks surrounding a busy and modern area of the city.
Generally, these are referred to as city walls or town walls, although there were also walls, such as the Great Wall of China and the Atlantic Wall, which extended far beyond the borders of a city and were used to enclose vast regions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fortified_city   (1030 words)

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