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Beja

(bā`zhə), town (1991 pop. 20,005), S Portugal, capital of Beja dist. and Baixo Alentejo. It is an important regional trade center with copper, silver, lead, and zinc mining nearby. Beja was important under the Romans, who called it Pax Julia. The Moors used it as a fortress city, until the Portuguese recovered it in 1162. Notable landmarks are the 14th-century citadel and the 15th-century Convent of the Conception, now a regional museum.
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Beja

 

Bedawi, a people inhabiting the northeastern region of the Republic of Sudan and the northwestern and western areas of Ethiopia. They number over 1 million (1967 estimate). They are divided into the tribes of the Bisharin, Hadendowa (speaking the Bedawi language of the Cushitic branch of the Semito-Hamitic language family), and the Beni Amer (speaking the Tigre language of the Semitic group). A significant portion of the Beja also know Arabic. Their religion is the Sunni sect of Islam. The Beja are pastoral nomads (camel, goat, and sheep raising) but have taken up agriculture in regions suitable for farming. Some of the Beja (primarily the Hadendowa) work on cotton plantations.

REFERENCE

Paul, A. A History of the Beja Tribes of the Sudan. Cambridge, 1954.
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BENWELL HILL R Hanley c Harding b Bedja 25, A Heather not out 67, P Halliday lbw Bedja 20, K Coetzer c Beja b Smith 55, L Doneathy b Lonnberg 18, F McCreath not out 11.
In addition to being an important gold-mining center in both antiquity and in the medieval Arab period, Deraheib was capital of the Bedja confederation and was also an important stop on the hajj route between the Nile valley via Aidhab on the Red Sea coast of Egypt and Mecca via Jeddah in the Arabian peninsula.
Bowling: W Bedja 1-26, N Armstrong 1-11, M Pollard 7-33, M Brown 1-17, E Hull-Denholm 0-24.
The Lyons then totalled 153-7, mainly thanks to 41 from Stuart Walker and 33 not out from skipper Jarvis Clay, to claim victory by seven wickets - despite Martin Pollard and Wesley Bedja taking three wickets apiece.
Bedja et al., "Effect of intermittent hypoxia on atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice," Atherosclerosis, vol.
Burnmoor v Tynemouth BURNMOOR: A Worthy c Brown b Lonnberg 8, M Hubber b Lonnberg 6, P Craig b Harding 4, R Pringle b Bedja 4, M Symington c Harding b Bedja 17, C Symington run out 21, S Khan b Hull-Denholm 28, M Wright not out 7, C Stephenson c Jones b Pollard 5, G Bridge c Jones b Pollard 1, A Linsley not out 0.
The Lyons totalled 153-7, mainly thanks to 41 from Stuart Walker and 33 not out from skipper Jarvis Clay, to claim victory by seven wickets, despite Martin Pollard and Wesley Bedja taking three wickets apiece.
The Gosforth-based champions scored 229-9 declared, Simon Birtwisle and captain Adam Cragg both contributing 61 despite four wickets apiece for Martin Pollard and Wesley Bedja.
(33.) Randrianarivelojosia M, Raherinjafy RH, Migliani R, Mercereau-Puijalon O, Ariey F, Bedja SA.
DUKES ECB NORTH EAST PREMIER LEAGUE, PREMIER DIVISION Tynemouth v Whitburn TYNEMOUTH: Ben Debnam lbw Waterson 9, N Armstrong b Waterson 14, M Joneslbw Waterson 50, M Brown c Waterson b Chambers 84, D Mansfield cWaterson b Wood 7, G Harding c Bell b Wood 24, B Stewart b Wood 10, EStenhouse not out 4, W Bedja b Wood 2, F Lonnberg c M Elliott b Wood 0.Extras 4.
They scored 229-9 declared, with Simon Birtwisle scoring 61 and skipper Adam Cragg the same score, despite four wickets apiece for Martin Pollard and Wesley Bedja.
South African bowler Wesley Bedja took 6-37 from 12 overs to bowl the Hetton side out for just 134 from their 40 overs - the only resistance coming from opener Marcus Brown, who contributed 54 from 106 balls.