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Vas

 

a megye (district) in western Hungary. Area, 3,300 sq km; population, 276,000 (1968). Administrative center, Szombathely.

The surface of Vas is a hilly plain (elevations to 200-250 m), which gives way in the west to the wooded foothills of the Alps. The Raba River and its tributaries run through Vas. Annual precipitation is 650-850 mm. Brown forest soils predominate.

The basis of the economy is agriculture, which employs 44.3 percent of the population; industry employs 18.3 percent (1966). Arable land makes up 55.5 percent of the area, forested land 21.8 percent, meadows and pastures (primarily the valley of the Rába River) 13.2 percent, and orchards and vineyards 2.4 percent (1961). Rye, oats, and barley are raised; the proportion of feed and technical crops (sugar beets and flax) is substantial. There is livestock raising (cattle and swine; Vas has the greatest density of cattle per unit of cultivated land in the country). Textiles and clothing (Szombathely, Kőszeg, Szentgotthárd, and Sárvár) and the food and condiments industry (milling, distilling, starch, sugar, and dairy) are the main branches of industry.

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My hope is that this conference will lead to collaboration among citizens about how best to create and distribute the economic benefits of technology innovation so that all citizens have maximum opportunity for economic success and prosperity," Vass stated.
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Vass stabbed Jane Clough as she returned to her car after a shift at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
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Ms Vass said the charity accepted the need to manage the decline of cheques, but said they had asked for alternatives to be introduced before a target date for the end of the cheque was set.
Vass draws upon his many years of experience as a leading expert on the impact of technological innovation to support his thesis that as technology continues to evolve at an ever increasing pace, local, regional, national, and international corporate businesses cannot merely keep up with the ever growing number of innovations, but to insure their success in today's highly competitive markets, they must be able to identify trends and predict technology, both in terms of marketing opportunities technology will afford, as well as the disruptions technological advancements can occur to existing practices with respect to manufacturing, transportation, distribution, communication, etc.