progressive metal act, a project consisting mainly of multi-instrumentalist composer Arjen Anthony Lucassen and vocalist Astrid van der Veen. The act's first and only album to date, ''Fate of a Dreamer'', was recorded in 2001, when van der Veen was just 14 years old. Ambeon's atmospheric sound draws from a wide variety of influences, including Celtic (Celtic music), gothic (Gothic rock) and progressive music (Progressive metal). The songs on ''Fate of a Dreamer'' are mostly
Festival of Blues and Progressive Music . Tom Fowler (later bassist for Frank Zappa) and Bill Gregory joined in March 1971, their very first performance being live on San Francisco's famous KSAN (KSAN (FM)) radio, with host Tom Donahue introducing them as the band's two new members. In July 1971, It's a Beautiful Day were one of the last acts to appear at Fillmore West in San Francisco. Their performance of "White Bird" appeared as part of the 1972 film
to try criminals in relation to the atrocities of the Darfur conflict, and instead opens its own recently-created special court. (Al-Jazeera) (ReliefWeb), (ISN) *Elderly former Ku Klux Klansman (Ku Klux Klan) Edgar Ray Killen was sentenced to 60 years in prison
1944) *Maurits Cornelis Escher (M. C. Escher), Dutch (Netherlands) graphic artist (Line art) (1898–1972) *Jean-Michel Folon, artist, illustrator, painter (Painting), and sculptor (1934–2005) '''Cork Caucus''' was an official Cork (Cork (city)) 2005 European Capital of Culture project and was also generously supported by the Arts Council's Projects Award, The European Cultural Foundation, The Mondriaan foundation (Mondriaan Stichting), the Prins Claus Fonds
a Kinks Meeting in Utrecht (Utrecht (city)), Netherlands, in September 2004, he read excerpts from ''Veritas'', his fictional account of a 1960s rock group. He also joined in with The Kast Off Kinks on a few songs. Biography Nikolay Gulyayev trained at Armed Forces sports society (Armed Forces (sports society)) in Moscow. Skating for the Soviet Union, his first international appearance was in 1986 at the European Speed Skating Championships European Allround Championships
vinegar is added to the head cheese. Limburg (Province of Limburg (1815–1839)): In Limburgisch it is called '''''hoofdkaas''''', meaning head cheese, and is eaten on bread or with Limburgisch sausage as a starter. There's a red, sweet variety and a slightly Sour, grey variety. The red one can be compared to Brabantic '''''zult'''''. '''''zult''''' and '''''preskop''''' are also found in Limburg though the '''''zult''''' is less sour whereas the '''''preskop''''' often contains black pepper and is eaten on wholewheat bread. In Belgium, head cheese is also called '''''kop''''' or '''''kopvlees''''', which translates as ''meat from the head''. ;Poland: In Poland, head cheese is referred to as '''''salceson''''', a name possibly derived from '''''saucisson''''', the French word for a type of sausage. There are several varieties of '''''salceson''''' which depend on the ingredients: Black '''''Salceson''''' which contains blood, White '''''Salceson''''' made with a mixture of seasoned meats without blood, and '''''Ozorkowy''''' (Tongue) '''''Salceson''''' where the major meat component is tongue. From 1652 to 1835, settlers primarily from the Netherlands, and migrant and refugee Calvinist Protestants from Germany, France, Scotland, and elsewhere in Europe, combined in South Africa to form a distinct people, The History and Character of Calvinism, John Thomas MacNeill, 1954, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-500743-3, p. 381. called the Afrikaners. A significant number of the French progenitors of the Afrikaner people were Huguenots, who first began to arrive between 1687 and 1691 in flight from the persecution that lasted for one hundred years after the Edict of Nantes was revoked. History of South Africa 1486–1691, George McCall Theal, Published 1888 S. Sonnenschein, Lowrey, & co, public domain via Google Books, Nov 30, 2005, chapter XIV, p. 337ff Between the end of the 18th century and the end of the 20th century, these people increasingly considered themselves Afrikaner (originally meaning simply "African") rather than European. They spoke their own, indigenous language, called Afrikaans (Afrikaans language), and were bound together by a form of Calvinist (Calvinism) religion. The Afrikaners negotiated a home-rule arrangement in the four British Colonies 10 years after the Anglo-Boer war and firmly established themselves as the ruling minority in South Africa until international pressure and increasing chaos within South Africa compelled them to dismantle their policies of exclusive control, called Apartheid. A Dutch (Netherlands) version, ''Zo is het toevallig ook nog 's een keer'', aired from November 1963 to 1966. It became controversial after the fourth edition, which included a parody of the Lord's Prayer ("Give us this day our daily television"). Angry viewers directed their protests especially against the most popular cast member: Mies Bouwman. After receiving several threats to her life she decided to quit the show. The show was praised as well: in 1966 it received the Gouden Televizier-ring, a prestigious audience award. The '''Wirehaired Pointing Griffon''' (called the '''Korthals Griffon''' in the UK, and the '''Griffon d'arrêt à poil dur Korthals''' in France and Quebec) is a breed (dog breed) of dog used in hunting as a gundog. It is sometimes considered to be Dutch (Netherlands) in ancestry, due to the nationality of the breed founder, Eduard Karel Korthals. Others consider the Griffon to be a German (Germany) breed because Korthals' kennel, Ipenwoud, was located in Biebesheim am Rhein, Germany. It was there for over twenty years that Korthals dedicated his life to the development and perfection of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. After the Srivijaya empire collapsed, around the 1000, Pahang was claimed first by Majapahit, Siam (Thailand), and then by Sultanate of Malacca. Pahang was fought over by the Portuguese (Portugal), the Dutch (Netherlands), Johor, and Aceh for most of the 16th century. During this time, its population was mostly killed or enslaved, its rulers murdered and its economy ruined. After the decline of Aceh in the mid-17th century, Pahang came under the rule of Johor. However, Sultans of Pahang, descended from the Malacca and the Bendahara Johor royal dynasties, have ruled the state almost continuously from 1470, and gradually recovered a great degree of autonomy. '''Schiedam''' ( Commons:Category:Netherlands Dmoz:Regional Europe Netherlands Wikipedia:Netherlands
; ref '''Raoul Louis Heertje''' (born 11 March 1963 in Bussum) is a Dutch (Netherlands) comedian. Being Jewish (Dutch Jews) himself, Interview Raoul Heerte, SP (Socialist Party (Netherlands)) website
September 1921 – 27 April 1995) was a Dutch (Netherlands) author. He is considered one of the three most important authors in the Netherlands in the postwar period, along with Harry Mulisch and Gerard Reve. His works include novels, short stories, plays, poetry, essays, photography and philosophical and scientific works. '''Gerard Kornelis van het Reve''' (born 14 December 1923 in Amsterdam, Netherlands – died 8 April 2006
lived in, the album was recorded all around the world: the main recording, mixing and producing took place at Arjen Anthony Lucassen personal studio, The Electric Castle in the Netherlands. The drums were recorded at Fendal Soundstudios (also in the Netherlands) by Hans van Vondelen. The vocals were recorded at The North Garden Records in Mexico by Alejandro Millan. The lead guitars was recorded at Träsmark Studios in Sweden. The album was mastered at Fine Tune by Peter van 't Riet. From the late 1980s continuing into the 2000s, there also have been instances of churches providing "sanctuary" for short periods to migrants facing deportation from Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, the United States, and Canada, among other nations. From 1983 to 2003, Canada experienced 36 sanctuary incidents. See Randy K. Lippert (2005). ''Sanctuary, Sovereignty, Sacrifice: Canadian Sanctuary Incidents, Power and Law''. ISBN 0-7748-1249-4 The "New Sanctuary Movement" organization estimates that at least 600,000 people in the United States have at least one family member in danger of deportation. "Elvira Arellano Arrested Outside Downtown Church: Chicago Immigration Activist Taken Into Custody Sunday Afternoon" CBS2.com Commons:Category:Netherlands Dmoz:Regional Europe Netherlands Wikipedia:Netherlands
to perform live performances with a friend and won his first award "De Grote Prijs van Nederland" at Holland in 1989. He eventually released a record with a couple of friends when he was just sixteen years old and later began releasing self-made productions while he grew up in Rotterdam in the 1990s, producing underground hardcore gabber tracks, later expanding into club-house and trance music. His first single to reach a chart position
, Monaco 8, Netherlands 8, United Kingdom 3, United States 87, and Uruguay 1 (2002 est.) export-goods iron ore, fish and fish products, gold export-partners China (People's Republic of China) 41.6%, France 10.4%, Spain 7.1%, Italy 7%, Netherlands 5.4%, Belgium 4.7% (2008) imports $1.475 billion ( ) import-goods machinery and equipment, petroleum products, capital goods, foodstuffs, consumer
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The Netherlands' name literally means "Low Country (Low Countries)", inspired by its low and flat geography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding one metre above sea level (Above mean sea level). Most of the areas below sea level are man-made. Since the late 16th century, large areas (polders) have been reclaimed (land reclamation) from the sea and from lakes, amounting to nearly 17% of the country's current land mass.
With a population density of 406 people per km² – 497 if water is excluded – the Netherlands is a very densely populated country (List of sovereign states and dependent territories by population density) for its size. Only Bangladesh, South Korea and Taiwan have both a larger population and a higher population density. Nevertheless, the Netherlands is the world's second largest exporter of food and agriculture products, after the United States. Netherlands: Agricultural exports top 80 billion Euros Holland is world-leading exporter of agri-food products
The Netherlands was one of the first countries in the world to have an elected parliament, and since 1848 it has been governed as a parliamentary (parliamentary system) democracy and a constitutional monarchy, organised as a unitary state. The Netherlands has a long history of social tolerance and is generally regarded as a liberal (liberalism) country, having legalised abortion, prostitution and euthanasia, while maintaining a progressive drugs policy (drug policy of the Netherlands). In 2001 it became the world's first country to legalize same-sex marriage (same-sex marriage in the Netherlands).
The Netherlands is a founding member of the EU (European Union), Eurozone, G-10 (Group of Ten (economic)), NATO, OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), WTO (World Trade Organization) and a part of the trilateral Benelux economic union. The country is host to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and five international courts: the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. The first four are situated in The Hague, as is the EU's criminal intelligence agency Europol and judicial co-operation agency Eurojust. This has led to the city being dubbed "the world's legal capital". , specifically, ''"In the 1990s, during his term as United Nations Secretary-General, Boutros Boutros-Ghali started calling The Hague the world's legal capital."'' The Netherlands is also a part of the Schengen Area.
The Netherlands has a market-based mixed economy, ranking 17th of 177 countries according to the Index of Economic Freedom.