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(this) vale of tears

Fig. the earth; mortal life on earth. (A vale is a literary word for valley.) When it comes time for me to leave this vale of tears, I hope I can leave some worthwhile memories behind. Uncle Fred left this vale of tears early this morning.
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The truth began to emerge on when the Wall Street Journal published two articles on November 10, 2015 and November 24, 2015, stating that there was evidence that Vale was dumping debris from its iron-ore mines into Samarco's waste reservoirs and discussing the arrangement between Vale and Samarco for Vale to use Samarco's dam system.
According to Vale "Following the conclusion of the transaction.
But Plaid councillor Ian Johnson, a member of the Vale council, said the authority should not be forced into any mergers.
Under the previous centralized model, smaller companies did not often have face-to-face contact with Vale representatives.
Vale were swift to condemn the insults yesterday and said: "Port Vale is bitterly disappointed to receive a number of complaints of alleged racist chanting from home supporters in the Railway Paddock towards the visiting Bradford City supporters on Saturday.
The judges also include Paul Wilson, Centre Manager at Belle Vale, Ian Johnson from the Belle Vale Adventure Playground, and Lisa Mitchell from Gateacre School.
so when Brazil's Vale sa, one of the world's leading iron ore producers, officially opened its nine million tonnes a year iron ore pelletising plant at sohar in Oman earlier this year, it was seen as an important sign of the global commitment to the region's steel business.
The 49-year-old left Vale Park in the new year to manage the team he supported since childhood.
The Spitfires will be leaving Vale Stadium in Farnborough Road to groundshare at Church Road in Boldmere.
In May 2010, Vale entered into a strategic partnership with the Omani government through the sale of a 30 per cent stake in the Pelletizing Company to Oman Oil Company.
Chris Zebroski ran straight through the heart of the Vale defence before he was brought down by Stuart Tomlinson.
Marc Richards handed Vale the lead with just under a quarter of the game gone, but County were soon level courtesy of Graeme Lee's header.
Vale, still seeking their first league win of the season, were without 11 players, mainly through injuries.
Vale will use the net proceeds of this offering for general corporate purposes.
Participating airports also receive credits for the emission reductions achieved through VALE projects in accordance with the law and guidance.