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Tomar

(to͝omär`), town (1991 pop. 14,003), Santarém dist., central Portugal, in Ribatejo. It has paper and textile mills and other industries but is noted chiefly as the center of the Knights Templars and later of the Military Order of Christ. The knights under Gualdim Pais in 1190 successfully resisted the assault of Yakub and his Almohad forces—an important event in the Christian reconquest of Portugal. The Templars were suppressed early in the 14th cent., but the Order of Christ was founded (1319–20) immediately afterward. The great convent-castle on the hill overlooking Tomar dates from the most glorious days of the order, just after it was under Prince Henry the Navigator, although there are mementos of the earlier years. There are other churches, principally of this period. The order grew rich from Portugal's overseas expansion, and the city flourished. In 1581 it was chosen by Philip II of Spain for the proclamation of his rule. Thereafter it declined.
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Tomes is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in Business Economics and focus in Corporate Finance.
Tomes, spent a year studying jazz piano and, consequently, played gigs as a jazz pianist.
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Keen to maximise the firmer pitches as the business end of the campaign approaches, Tomes added: "We want to go out there and score points."
Tomes continues to promote the growth of such programs, in addition to whatever the members of his church struggle with, from fidelity to finances.
Tomes would have ended his brief Gateshead career after the forthcoming matches against York and Sheffield, but a two-match RFL ban following a red card ended those hopes.
"Every coach in the world plans his practices," Tarek Tomes says.
At last Tomes has recognized O'Casey, and it is to be hoped that this will be the first, not the last of such celebrations.
Lillian Tomes, 84, of Holes Lane, Woolston, Warrington, broke her hip in the accident on Ward A1.
Widow Lilian Tomes fell and broke her hip at Warrington Hospital as she tried to get out of a chair to go to the toilet, an inquest was told.