Houston Texas Business Directory 25 KBR 242 (34) 97 4 Shipwrecks On 11 July Allied leaders met in Potsdam Germany They confirmed earlier agreements about Germany and the American British and Chinese governments reiterated the demand for unconditional surrender of Japan specifically stating that "the alternative for Japan is prompt and utter destruction". During this conference the United Kingdom held its general election and Clement Attlee replaced Churchill as Prime Minister. Contents Nothing in particular 13, 5 See also Pre-Columbian history Temperature wise the city (and much of Southeast Texas) has four distinct seasons (Summer Spring Fall Winter) but weather wise the city has only two seasons (rainy and dry) the wet season lasts from April/May to September/October the dry season lasts from November/December to March/April However during El Nino or La Nina years the wet and dry season can often either last longer than usual or be delayed. ; In Europe before the outbreak of the war the Allies had significant advantages in both population and economics in 1938 the Western Allies (United Kingdom France Poland and British Dominions) had a 30 per cent larger population and a 30 per cent higher gross domestic product than the European Axis powers (Germany and Italy); if colonies are included it then gives the Allies more than a 5:1 advantage in population and nearly 2:1 advantage in GDP in Asia at the same time China had roughly six times the population of Japan but only an 89 per cent higher GDP; this is reduced to three times the population and only a 38 per cent higher GDP if Japanese colonies are included. Rose Hill In October 2001 Enron a Houston-based energy company got caught in accounting scandals ultimately leading to collapse of the company and its accounting firm Arthur Andersen and the arrest and imprisonment of several executives. 8.1 Colleges and universities Instead the state collects revenue from property taxes (though these are collected at the county city and school district level; Texas has a state constitutional prohibition against a state property tax) and sales taxes the state sales tax rate is 6.25 percent but local taxing jurisdictions (cities counties special purpose districts and transit authorities) may also impose sales and use tax up to 2 percent for a total maximum combined rate of 8.25 percent. The Pine Curtain Waller (partly in Waller County) See also: List of films set in Houston.
. . The Spanish settled and took control of Tidore in 1603 to trade spices and counter Dutch encroachment in the archipelago of Maluku the Spanish presence lasted until 1663 when the settlers and military were moved back to the Philippines Part of the Ternatean population chose to leave with the Spanish settling near Manila in what later became the municipality of Ternate.