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Thompson,

city (1991 pop. 14,977), central Man., Canada, on the Burntwood River. A mining town, it developed after large nickel deposits were discovered in the area in 1956.

Thompson,

river, 304 mi (489 km) long, formed by the junction of the North Thompson and the South Thompson rivers at Kamloops, S British Columbia, and flowing W and S to the Fraser River at Lytton. The North Thompson is usually considered part of the main stream. The river was explored (1808) by Simon Fraser and named by him for David Thompson, a fellow explorer.
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Thompson

 

a city in Canada, in northwestern Manitoba. Population, 19,000 (1971). Thompson is a center for the mining, smelting, and refining of nickel. The nickel plant located in the city has an annual capacity of 100,000 tons. The ore is mined primarily from the large Thompson field, and also from the Soab Lake and Pipe Lake fields.

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Thompson

1. Benjamin, Count Rumford. 1753--1814, Anglo-American physicist, noted for his work on the nature of heat
2. Daley. born 1958, British athlete: Olympic decathlon champion (1980, 1984)
3. Emma. born 1959, British actress: her films include Howards End (1991), Sense and Sensibility (1996; also wrote screenplay), Primary Colors (1998), and Love Actually (2003)
4. Flora (Jane). 1876--1947, British writer, author of the autobiographical Lark Rise to Candleford (1945)
5. Francis. 1859--1907, British poet, best known for the mystical poem The Hound of Heaven (1893)
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DETECTIVE Paul Thompson denies conspiracy charges and possessing cocaine WIFE Susan Thompson denies conspiracy to supply cocaine HALF-BROTHER Brian Thompson admits one charge of conspiracy but denies another CO-ACCUSED David Wood also admits one charge of conspiracy but denies another REJECTION Stephen Wood denies one charge of conspiracy but admits another OUTLINED CASE FOR THE PROSECUTION Barrister Toby Hedworth QC
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GREAT Britain coach Paul Thompson hopes his side can win their three remaining World Championship games and claim a medal.
Paul Thompson last night reflected on becoming the latest member of the Football League board of directors and said: 'I am pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to the on-going development of the game.'
"I'm really looking forward to getting everyone together," said coach Paul Thompson. "I have been busy finding players and negotiating and signing them during the summer, but this is what it is all about.
Paul Thompson, Middlesbrough Council's Executive councillor for Streetscene Services, said: "We recognise weeds are a problem and have sought a solution which will better deal with the issue.
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