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A city of western Belgium on the Scheldt River. Dating to pre-Roman times, it was a prosperous textile-manufacturing town from the 15th century to the 17th century.


(French turnɛ)
(Placename) a city in W Belgium, in Hainaut province on the River Scheldt: under several different European rulers until 1814. Pop: 67 341 (2004 est). Flemish name: Doornik


or Tour•nay


a city in W Belgium, on the Scheldt River. 66,749.
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The two suspects were arrested and taken for questioning following house searches in the cities of Verviers and Tournai overnight.
GILBERT DE TOURNAI, De modo addiscendi (Sobre el modo de aprender) Edicion bilingue preparada por Javier Vergara Ciordia y Virgilio Rodriguez Garcia, bac/uned, Madrid 2014, xxi+521 pp.
The paper will be delivered to sites in Brussels, Ottignies, Bouge, Yvoir, Dinant, Namur, Soignies, Tournai, Ath, Baudour, Frameries, Beloeil, Hornu, Ciney and Erpent.
The shoot-out took place early afternoon on the motorway from Brussels to the southern city of Tournai as the police chased the man down.
5-kilometre second stage from Vise to Tournai to win ahead of Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) and Matt Goss (Orica-GreenEdge).
The offer involves Hot Cuisine's business in Ghent, including the personnel, while its operations in Tournai remain outside the planned deal.
The public description of what he called "a little bit of intimacy," along with his manner during the broadcast, caused Guy Harpigny, the bishop of the Belgian diocese of Tournai, to say that the interview undermines the church's response to the entire abuse crisis: "Along comes a former bishop who says it was only little games.
His considers Justin the Apologist's Dialogue with Trypho, the appeal to reason in Anselm of Canterbury and Odo of Tournai, hopes of conversion from the Renaissance to the Reformation, new perspectives from Roman Catholicism, Martin Buber's view of Christian faith as mistaking redemption, models of relationship, and other topics.
In their bright yellow, unsponsored shirts -a pre-tournament appeal for financial backing having floundered -three lads from the North East Table Football Alliance took on Europe''s finest at the Europa Cup in Tournai, Belgium.
For example, following a major meeting of rail transport stakeholders, there has been a reduction in tariffs on train routes connecting the three main cities of the Eurometropolis - Lille, Kortrijk and Tournai - and in the longer term, travel time will be optimised.
Mary of Laon" by Herman of Tournai, "Life of Godfrey of Cappenberg", "On the Knowledge of Clerics" by Philip of Harvengt, and more.