Geel


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Geel

(khāl), commune (1991 pop. 32,487), Antwerp prov., N Belgium. It is famous for its large colony of mentally disabled persons, who live with private families rather than in institutions. The tradition of the town centers on St. Dymphna, a 6th-century Irish virgin martyr at whose shrine demoniacs are said to have been cured. The colony dates from the 14th cent. Located in Geel are a 17th-century town hall and a 16th-century church. The name is sometimes spelled Gheel.
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The main challenge was the heat, until the sun began to set on the landscape surrounding Las Geel and its mysteries.
The slain Dymphna was heavily mourned, respectfully buried, and long remembered in the Geel community, both for her stoic demise and for her generosity in building a hospice.
Van Geel said: "Chelsea have contacted Henk behind our backs and without our knowledge he went to London to talk to them.
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Mr van Geel singled out the transport sector, and road traffic in particular, which now has the necessary technology to curb the main nuisances: air pollution (reducing emissions) and noise (using better tyres and less noisy engines, for example).
The investment in Geel is part the company's program to increase its overall biologics manufacturing capacity four fold.
Guidetti insisted he didn't meet with van Geel but revealed his financial demands wouldn't be an issue for next term.
As an immediate measure pending the conclusion of an inquiry into the case, all shipments of radioactive materials to and from the Joint Research Centre's Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) in Geel are to be suspended, except with the explicit authorisation of the Director-General of the JRC.
Cees Geel, Managing Director, NXP Software, commented, "Consumer demand for Bluetooth headsets is growing rapidly, putting pressure on device manufacturers to design high-quality products.
Record Sport can reveal the Rotterdam club's technical director, Martin van Geel, jetted to Glasgow at the weekend to watch the Swede come off the bench for Ronny Deila's side in the 4-0 routing of Aberdeen.
Spurs had been lining up a pounds 4million bid for the AZ Alkmaar ace but Vlaar is now being touted to join Ajax, who have just appointed Martin van Geel as their new football director.
The Commission said the inquiry would seek to establish precisely what took place from the moment when the preparation of the reference material was completed at the JRC's Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) in Geel to the moment when the container was opened in Abingdon, and identify the reasons, which led to this inadvertent transport and determine whether there was any breach of procedures.