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A city of south-central Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. It is the seat of Arizona State University (established 1885).
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(Placename) Vale of Tempe a wooded valley in E Greece, in Thessaly between the mountains Olympus and Ossa. Modern Greek name: Témbi
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(ˈtɛm pi)

1. Vale of, a valley in E Greece, in Thessaly, between Mounts Olympus and Ossa.
2. a city in central Arizona, near Phoenix. 162,701.
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The vale of Tempe, Tivoli and Rome are earth and water, rocks and sky.
The firm said that it is looking to hire 1,100 people at its Tempe operations this year.
The incident came to light when Tempe police received reports about a woman screaming in the apartment's parking area.
"[Jacque] Hale will be an incredible operator and we know the residents and business owners of Tempe will see her as an energetic asset to the community," said Steven Avery, Vice President of Operations for My Pie.
BD Peripheral Intervention will be the first business to move to the new campus, which is concentrated on attracting new technology companies to Tempe.
Tempe is located in Maricopa County, the economic hub and population center of the state, with a population of more than 180,000.
Toyota Motor Corp and chipmaker Nvidia Corp have also suspended self-driving car testing on public roads, as they and other companies await the results of an investigation into the Tempe incident, believed to be the first death of a pedestrian struck by a self-driving vehicle.
In a statement, Tempe police said: "The vehicle involved is one of Uber's self-driving vehicles.
Arizona [United States], March 19 ( ANI ): A self-driving car operated by taxi aggregator, Uber on Sunday evening hit and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona
In Tempe, the big picture starts with the city's reserve policy, which calls for maintaining unreserved general fund balances equal to between 20 and 30 percent of general fund revenues, and to project an unreserved fund balance within those same boundaries over a five-year forecast period.
All manufacturing functions, including treating, lamination, prepreg paneling, finishing, inspection, quality lab and shipping and receiving, will continue at the Neltec site in Tempe. After the consolidation is complete, all business functions, including customer service, accounting, payables, receivables, production control and planning, engineering, quality, procurement, facilities management, HR and EHS, will be performed at Neltec in Tempe, Arizona.
This mission-critical network intensive data center facility is 44,244 rentable square feet and is located in the heart of Metropolitan Phoenix in Tempe, Arizona.