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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Professor Ahmad Dughleh Jameh describes the Laas Geel caves complex.
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.
Chelsea are understood to be disappointed by van Geel's remarks especially in the light of the compensation figure which was quickly agreed between the two parties.
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).
Guidetti insisted he didn't meet with van Geel but revealed his financial demands wouldn't be an issue for next term.
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 plutonium was dissolved in nitric acid and prepared at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Geel, Belgium (see European Report No 2442).
It was in the possession of Euratom, the EU's atomic energy body, and was prepared at the Commission's Joint Research Centre in Geel, Belgium, for delivery to the nuclear processing plant in La Hague, France.