Vilija

Vilija

 

a river in the Byelorussian SSR and Lithuanian SSR (where it is called the Neris River), right tributary of the Nemunas (Neman). It is 510 km long and has a basin area of 25,100 km2. The Vilija has its source among the swamps north of Minsk. In its upper reaches it flows through swampy areas in a weakly developed valley; in the central and lower portions of the river the valley has high slopes. There are rapids along the river’s course. Its main tributary is the Sventoji (right). The river is fed by mixed sources. It freezes in December and thaws in March. Sections of the river are navigable. The cities of Vilnius and Kaunas are located along the Vilija, the latter at the mouth. In 1971 a reservoir was begun on the river above the city of Vileyka to supply water for Minsk.

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Though she has MEP status, the name Vilija Blinkeviciute does not pop up in the media as often as before, when she, for eight consecutive years, headed the Ministry of Social Security and Labor.
Neither Abdel Haleem nor Hammad can be unaware of the more historically prevailing interpretation, as they retain the lexical item "[islam]" or "Islam" rather than giving the linguistic (non-technical) sense of it as did Muhammad Asad ([man's] self-surrender to Him) (79) and the Swedish translator Mohammed Knut Bernstrom (80) (underkastelse under Guds vilija, submission under the will of God).
Lithuania's Vilija Sereikaite won the race for bronze, pipping 2009 world champion Alison Shanks of New Zealand on the line.
But Joanna Rowsell could not add a third bronze, finishing fourth in the women's individual pursuit as Lithuania's Vilija Sereikaite clinched third place.
Vilija Lobaciuviene, who describes herself as "Lithuania's leading witch", is renowned in the former Soviet republic for providing such "magical" services as predicting the future and casting spells.
Her views were echoed by Lithuanian colleague, Vilija Mikenaite.
Vilija Blinkeviciute, the Minister of Social Security and Labour, signed on behalf of the Republic of Lithuania.
The top crystal was, nevertheless, a magnificent specimen, of particularly good quality for its size, and won prizes for students Stephanie Ingraldi, Vilija Petranskas, and Victoria Smith, and their teacher Bill Bagley from De La Salle College Oaklands.