HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff
[::MainTopicLength::#1500] [::ListTopicLength::#1000] [::ListLength::#15] [::ListAdRepeat::#3]

picture info

Geneva
GENEVA (/dʒɪˈniːvə/ , French : Genève , Arpitan : Genèva , German : Genf , Italian : Ginevra , Romansh : Genevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland
Switzerland
(after Zürich
Zürich
) and is the most populous city of the Romandy , the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva , it is the capital of the Republic
Republic
and Canton of Geneva . The municipality (ville de Genève) has a population (as of December 2016 ) of 198,979, and the canton (which is essentially the city and its inner-ring suburbs) has 489,524 residents. In 2014, the compact agglomération du Grand Genève had 946,000 inhabitants in 212 communities in both Switzerland
Switzerland
and France
[...More...]

"Geneva" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Demonym
A DEMONYM (/ˈdɛmənɪm/ ; δῆμος dẽmos "people, tribe", ὄόνομα ónoma "name") is a word that identifies residents or natives of a particular place, which is derived from the name of that particular place. It is a neologism (i.e., a recently minted term); previously GENTILIC was recorded in English dictionaries, e.g., the Oxford
Oxford
English Dictionary and Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary. Examples of demonyms include a Swahili for a person of the Swahili coast , the colloquial Kiwi for a person from New Zealand
New Zealand
, and a Cochabambino for a person from the city of Cochabamba
Cochabamba
. Demonyms do not always clearly distinguish place of origin or ethnicity from place of residence or citizenship, and many demonyms overlap with the ethnonym for the ethnically dominant group of a region
[...More...]

"Demonym" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Executive (government)
The EXECUTIVE is the organ exercising authority in and holding responsibility for the governance of a state . The executive executes and enforces law . In political systems based on the principle of separation of powers , authority is distributed among several branches (executive, legislative , judicial ) — an attempt to prevent the concentration of power in the hands of a small group of people. In such a system, the executive does not pass laws (the role of the legislature) or interpret them (the role of the judiciary). Instead, the executive enforces the law as written by the legislature and interpreted by the judiciary. The executive can be the source of certain types of law, such as a decree or executive order . Executive bureaucracies are commonly the source of regulations . In the Westminster political system , the principle of separation of powers is not as entrenched
[...More...]

"Executive (government)" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

German Language
No official regulation ( German orthography regulated by the Council for German Orthography )
[...More...]

"German Language" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Italian Language
ITALIAN ( italiano (help ·info ) or lingua italiana ) is a Romance language
Romance language
. By most measures, Italian, together with Sardinian , is the closest to Latin
Latin
of the Romance languages. Italian is an official language in Italy
Italy
, Switzerland
Switzerland
, San Marino
San Marino
, Vatican City and western Istria
Istria
(in Slovenia
Slovenia
and Croatia
Croatia
)
[...More...]

"Italian Language" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Romansh Language
ROMANSH (also spelled ROMANSCH, RUMANTSCH, or ROMANCHE; Romansh: rumantsch (help ·info ), rumàntsch, romauntsch (help ·info ) or romontsch (help ·info )) is a Romance language spoken predominantly in the southeastern Swiss canton of Grisons (Graubünden), where it has official status alongside German and Italian. It is used as the medium of instruction in schools in Romansh-speaking areas. Romansh has also been recognized as a national language of Switzerland
Switzerland
since 1938, and as an official language since 1996, along with German , French and Italian . It is sometimes grouped by linguists with Ladin and Friulian as a Rhaeto-Romance language , though this is disputed. Romansh is a descendant of the spoken Latin
Latin
language of the Roman Empire , which by the 5th century AD replaced the Celtic and Raetic languages previously spoken in the area
[...More...]

"Romansh Language" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
[...More...]

"Geographic Coordinate System" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Parliament
In modern politics and history, a PARLIAMENT is a legislative , elected body of government. Generally, a modern parliament has three functions: representing the electorate , making laws, and overseeing the government via hearings and inquiries. Although some restrict the use of the word parliament to parliamentary systems , it is also commonly used to describe the legislature in presidential systems (e.g. the French parliament ), even where it is not in the official name. Historically, parliaments included various kinds of deliberative, consultative, and judicial assemblies, e.g. mediaeval parlements
[...More...]

"Parliament" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Mercer (consulting Firm)
MERCER is the world's largest human resources consulting firm. Headquartered in New York City
New York City
, Mercer has more than 20,500 employees, is based in more than 40 countries, and operates internationally in more than 130 countries. Mercer is a subsidiary of global professional services firm Marsh & McLennan , and Mercer's $4.3 billion in 2016 revenue represented 33% of the parent company 's consolidated revenue. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Lines of Business * 2.1 Health * 2.2 Wealth * 2.3 Talent * 3 Regions * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYStarted in the United States
United States
in 1937 as the employee benefits department of Marsh & McLennan, Inc., the company took the name of “William M. Mercer” in 1959, when Marsh & McLennan acquired William M. Mercer Limited, a Canadian firm founded by William Manson Mercer in Vancouver
Vancouver
in 1945
[...More...]

"Mercer (consulting Firm)" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

ATLAS Experiment
Coordinates : 46°14′8″N 6°3′19″E / 46.23556°N 6.05528°E / 46.23556; 6.05528 ATLAS (A TOROIDAL LHC APPARATUS) is one of the seven particle detector experiments (ALICE , ATLAS, CMS , TOTEM , LHCb , LHCf and MoEDAL ) constructed at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a particle accelerator at CERN
CERN
(the European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland. The experiment is designed to take advantage of the unprecedented energy available at the LHC and observe phenomena that involve highly massive particles which were not observable using earlier lower-energy accelerators. It is hoped that it will shed light on new theories of particle physics beyond the Standard Model . ATLAS is 46 metres long, 25 metres in diameter, and weighs about 7,000 tonnes; it contains some 3000 km of cable
[...More...]

"ATLAS Experiment" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Mayor (Switzerland)
In many countries, a MAYOR (/ˈmɛər/ or /ˈmeɪər/ , from the Latin
Latin
maior , meaning "bigger") is the highest-ranking official in a municipal government such as that of a city or a town . Worldwide, there is a wide variance in local laws and customs regarding the powers and responsibilities of a mayor as well as the means by which a mayor is elected or otherwise mandated. Depending on the system chosen, a mayor may be the chief executive officer of the municipal government, may simply chair a multi-member governing body with little or no independent power, or may play a solely ceremonial role. Options for selection of a mayor include direct election by the public, or selection by an elected governing council or board
[...More...]

"Mayor (Switzerland)" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

International Organization
An INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION is an organization with an international membership, scope, or presence. There are two main types: * International
International
nongovernmental organizations (INGOs): non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that operate internationally. These include international non-profit organizations and worldwide companies such as the World
World
Organization of the Scout Movement , International Committee of the Red Cross
International Committee of the Red Cross
and Médecins Sans Frontières . * Intergovernmental organizations , also known as international governmental organizations (IGOs): the type of organization most closely associated with the term 'international organization', these are organizations that are made up primarily of sovereign states (referred to as member states )
[...More...]

"International Organization" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Global City
A GLOBAL CITY, also called WORLD CITY or sometimes ALPHA CITY or WORLD CENTER, is a city generally considered to be an important node in the global economic system . The concept comes from geography and urban studies , and the idea that globalization can be understood as largely created, facilitated, and enacted in strategic geographic locales according to a hierarchy of importance to the operation of the global system of finance and trade . The most complex of these entities is the "global city", whereby the linkages binding a city have a direct and tangible effect on global affairs through socio-economic means
[...More...]

"Global City" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Financial Centre
A FINANCIAL CENTRE is a location that is home to a cluster of nationally or internationally significant financial services providers such as banks , investment managers , hedge-funds or stock exchanges . :1 A prominent financial centre can be described as an INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE (IFC) or a GLOBAL FINANCIAL CENTRE and is often also a global city . Regional and national financial centres interact with these leading centres and may act as business feeders or provide local access to them. An offshore financial centre (OFC) is typically a smaller, lower-tax, more lightly regulated jurisdiction that primarily serves non-residents
[...More...]

"Financial Centre" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Yverdon-les-Bains
YVERDON-LES-BAINS (French pronunciation: ​ ) (called EBURODUNUM and EBREDUNUM during the Roman era) is a municipality in the district of Jura-Nord vaudois of the canton of Vaud
Vaud
in Switzerland
Switzerland
. It is the seat of the district. The population of Yverdon-les-Bains, as of December 2015 , was 29,700. Yverdon is located in the heart of a natural setting formed by the Jura mountains
Jura mountains
, the plains of the Orbe , the hills of the Broye and Lake Neuchâtel . It is the second most important town in the Canton of Vaud. It is famous for its thermal springs and is an important regional centre for commerce and tourism. It was awarded the Wakker Prize in 2009 for the way the city handled and developed the public areas and connected the old city with Lake Neuchâtel
[...More...]

"Yverdon-les-Bains" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

French Language
FRENCH (le français ( listen ) or la langue française ) is a Romance language
Romance language
of the Indo-European family . It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
, as did all Romance languages. French has evolved from Gallo-Romance , the spoken Latin
Latin
in Gaul
Gaul
, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d\'oïl —languages historically spoken in northern France
France
and in southern Belgium
Belgium
, which French ( Francien ) has largely supplanted
[...More...]

"French Language" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
.