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Bank of the West – Official Site

| July 16, 2015

Deposit and loan products offered by Bank of the West, Member FDIC.

West Africa – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

| July 14, 2015

West Africa Area 5,112,903 km2 (7th) Population 340,000,000 (2013 est.) (4th) Density 49.2/km2 (127.5/sq mi) Demonym West African Countries Time zones UTC+0 to UTC+1 Major Regional Organizations Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS; established 1975) Total GDP (PPP) $ 752.983 Billion (2013) (23rd)[2] GDP (PPP) per capita $ 2,500 (2013)[3] Total GDP (nominal) $ 655.93485 Billion (2013)[4][5] Total GDP (nominal) per capita $ 1,929.22 (2013)[4] Currency Largest cities Lagos,Nigeria Abidjan,Ivory Coast Accra,Ghana Abuja,Nigeria Kumasi,Ghana Port Harcourt,Nigeria West Africa, also called Western Africa and the West of Africa, is the westernmost subregion of the African continent. West Africa has been defined in Africa as including the 18 countries Benin, Burkina Faso, the island of Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe and Togo.[6] The history of West Africa can be divided into five major periods: first, its prehistory, in which the first human settlers arrived, developed agriculture, and made contact with peoples to the north; the second, the Iron Age empires that consolidated both intra-African, and extra-African trade, and developed centralized states; third, Major polities flourished, which would undergo an extensive history of contact with non-Africans; fourth, the colonial period, in which Great Britain and France controlled nearly the whole of the region; fifth, the post-independence era, in which the current nations were formed. Early human settlers from northern Holocene societies arrived in West Africa around 12,000 B.C.[dubious discuss] Sedentary farming began in, or around the fifth millennium B.C, as well as the domestication of cattle

West Bank – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

| July 9, 2015

West Bank Area Total 5,640km2 (2,180sqmi) Population Total 2,345,107 Demonym Palestinians, Arabs, Samaritans, Israeli Settlers The West Bank (Arabic: a-affah l-arbiyyah; Hebrew: , HaGadah HaMa'aravit or Cisjordan[2][3] is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia, forming the bulk of the Palestinian territories. The West Bank shares boundaries (demarcated by the Jordanian-Israeli armistice of 1949) to the west, north, and south with the state of Israel, and to the east, across the Jordan River, with Jordan. The West Bank also contains a significant coastline along the western bank of the Dead Sea.[4] The West Bank, including East Jerusalem, has a land area of 5,640km2 and 220km2 water, the northwest quarter of the Dead Sea.[4] It has an estimated population of 2,676,740 (July 2013).[5] More than 80%, about 2,100,000,[4] are Palestinian Arabs, and approximately 500,000 are Jewish Israelis living in the West Bank,[4] including about 192,000 in East Jerusalem,[6] in Israeli settlements.

Palestinian National Authority – Wikipedia, the free …

| May 22, 2015

The Palestinian National Authority (PA or PNA; Arabic: as-Sula al-Waanya al-Filasnya) was the interim self-government body[4] established to govern Areas A and B of the West Bank and Gaza Strip as a consequence of the 1993 Oslo Accords.[5][6] Following elections in 2006 and the subsequent Gaza conflict between the Fatah and Hamas parties, its authority had extended only as far as the West Bank. Since January 2013, the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority rebranded itself as the State of Palestine in official documents,[7][8][9] after the United Nations voted to recognize Palestine as a non-member UN observer state.[10][11][12] The Palestinian Authority was formed in 1994, pursuant to the Oslo Accords between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the government of Israel, as a five-year interim body.

Green Bank, W.V., where the electrosensitive can escape …

| May 22, 2015

Nicols Fox moved to the Radio Quiet Zone to escape electromagnetic forces Courtesy of Christine Fitzpatrick You can turn your phone on in Green Bank, W.Va., but you wont get a trace of a signal. If you hit scan on your cars radio, itll cycle through the dial endlessly, never pausing on a station.

Donor Support Crucial to West Bank and Gazas Recovery

| May 20, 2015

West Bank harvesters: Economic reforms and donor support will help sow the seeds of West Bank and Gazas future growth (photo: Mohamed Torokman/Reuters) MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA IMF Survey May 19, 2015 The West Bank and Gaza will need policy discipline and donor support in the short run, but a new financing model will be essential over the medium term for sustained private-sector-led growth, the IMF says. The Gazan economy is struggling to rebuild in the wake of the violent conflict last summer that resulted in losses of over $4 billion

West Bank village challenges Israeli planning policy in …

| May 12, 2015

It was a large house with three floors and freshly painted pale blue shutters that had just been built for a family of 17. But within a few hours of work by a pair of Israeli bulldozers, all that was left was a mountain of rubble and twisted metal. Like more than half of the homes in Ad Deirat-Rifaiyya a village of 1,800 residents on a windswept hillside in the southern West Bank the house was built on land owned by the villagers but without Israels approval.

Israeli West Bank barrier – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

| May 9, 2015

The Israeli West Bank barrier (or wall,[1] see also: Names) is a separation barrier built by Israel in the West Bank or along the 1949 Armistice Line ("Green Line").[2] Upon completion, its total length will be approximately 700 kilometres (430mi) and include on the western side approximately 9.4% of the West Bank and 23,000 Palestinians.[3] Israel argues that it protects civilians from Palestinian terrorism such as suicide bombing attacks which increased significantly during the Second Intifada.[4] Between 2000 and July 2003 (completion of the "first continuous segment"), 73 suicide bombings were carried out from the West Bank. However, from August 2003 to the end of 2006, only 12 attacks were carried out.[5][6] Barrier opponents claim it seeks to annex Palestinian land under the guise of security[7] and undermines peace negotiations by unilaterally establishing new borders.[8] Opponents object to a route that in some places substantially deviates eastward from the Green Line and severely restricts the travel of nearby Palestinians to and from work both in the West Bank[9] and in Israel.[10] In Hebrew, descriptions include: separation fence ( (helpinfo), Geder HaHafrada); separation wall (Hebrew: , kHomat HaHafrada) and security fence ( , Geder HaBitakhon).[11][12] In Arabic, it is called wall of apartheid (helpinfo), jidar al-fasl al-'unsuri

Apple Juice or Whiskey – Video

| April 14, 2015

Apple Juice or Whiskey In a recent Kings Urbane interview with That Dude Trey and DJ B-Rock things got a little sideways. Whiskey makes a man warm, I can't be mad at that. LOL!! Kings Do King Things Come see us..

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown New Season – Video

| April 10, 2015

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown New Season NEW*** Anthony Bourdain - Parts Unknown Season 2 - Gaza the West Bank (720p HD).This episode also displays the ever sad state of the U.S. news media, when a chef does a better job exposing.... By: News Garage

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