Riis


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Riis

 (rēs), Jacob August 1849-1914.
Danish-born American journalist and reformer whose reports on living conditions in city slums, including How the Other Half Lives (1890), led to improvements in housing and education.
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Riis

(ris)

n.
Jacob August, 1849–1914, U.S. journalist and social reformer, born in Denmark.
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Although the company's coach itself weighs 16.05 tonnes with a full tank, Soren Riis, a manager at Riis Rejser, has apologised and said drivers will not take the route in the future.
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Although Deborah Hopkinson acknowledges in an author's note that the chronology and Rocco's interactions with real-life figures Riis and Jewish reporter Max Fischel have been fictionalized, A Bandit's Tale is historically accurate.
Riis and coinvestigators compared adult Danes with AD to a Danish national cohort of psoriasis patients, they found the AD patients were at an adjusted 15% increased risk of MI, a nonsignificant difference.
Riis and co-investigators compared adult Danes with AD to a Danish national cohort of psoriasis patients, they found the AD patients were at an adjusted 15% increased risk of MI, a nonsignificant difference.
The routes for the 2015 Tour, which begins in Utrecht on July 4, and the 2015 Vuelta are still to be announced, but Tinkoff-Saxo team manager Bjarne Riis believes Contador is capable of podium places in all three Grand Tours in the same calendar year.
The team's sporting director Bjarne Riis said: "He has a huge talent and he's already very strong but I believe he has even more potential than what we've seen so far.