. He consistently played an active part in the musical life of the UK, holding executive and advisory positions in such organisations as the Scottish Arts Council, The New Music Group of Scotland, The Society for the Promotion of New Music, The Composers' Guild of Great Britain (Chairman 1986-89) now the British Association of Composers and Songwriters, and The Scottish Society of Composers (of which he was a founder member). In recognition of his artistic achievements, Smith was made Doctor of the University by Heriot-Watt University in his home town, Edinburgh on 14 July 1999. Under the direction of Jackie Wylie, The Arches has recently staged performances such as DEREVO's ''Natura Morte'', Nic Green's ''Trilogy'' and Linder Sterling's ''Darktown Cakewalk''. Their initial recordings were supported by funding from the Scottish Arts Council, and were produced by Michael Brennan, who previously worked with Super Furry Animals and Mogwai. When at Polygon, he tried to publish James Kelman's second novel, and requested a grant from the Scottish Arts Council. They refused, mainly on the basis of a complaint from Alick Buchanan-Smith, a Conservative MP, who complained about the "foul language" in Kelman's first novel. Works As well as several collections of poetry, his books include a memoir, ''Distances'' (2001), from Scottish Cultural Press. Most recently he edited ''100 Favourite Scottish Poems'' (SPL Luath Press, 2006), a TLS Christmas choice, and ''100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems'' (Luath Press, 2008). He has won three Scottish Arts Council book awards, travel awards from the Society of Authors and the English-Speaking Union, and the Institute of Contemporary Scotland's first Iain Crichton Smith award for services to literature. His collection ''An Ear to the Ground'' was a Poetry Book Society Choice, and ''Stolen Light'' was shortlisted for Saltire Scottish book of the year.
in 1391, and they kicked out the Sankovićs and split their lands. Beljak died and Radič was thrown into captivity. This marked the final end of the House of Sanković, the only early Bosnian Orthodox Serb (Serbian Orthodox Church) noble family. The Ottoman Turks (Ottoman Empire) started to invade Bosnia again and in 1392, King Stephen Dabiša dispatched Duke Hrvoje Vukčić, who decisively defeated the Turks. The artistic achievements of the sculpture of Studentica culminate in four
) and proceeded with underground nuclear testing in 2006. Festivals International festivals are a particular element of Polish theatre life, occasions to allow the artistic achievements of East and West to confront each other. To this end, there are such festivals as "Contact,"
) at ''Kuruhinna'' in Gan Island (Haddhunmathi Atoll) (Gan (Laamu Atoll)). Buddhism came to the Maldives at the time of Emperor Ashoka's expansion, and became the dominant religion of the people of the Maldives until the 12th century AD. The ancient Maldivian Kings promoted Buddhism, and the first Maldive writings and artistic achievements, in the form of highly developed sculpture and architecture, are from that period. Before embracing Buddhism as their way of life, Maldivians had practised an ancient form of Hinduism, ritualistic traditions known as ''Śrauta'', in the form of venerating the ''Surya'' (the ancient ruling caste were of ''Aadheetta'' or ''Suryavanshi'' origins). The first archaeological study of the remains of early cultures in the Maldives began with the work of H.C.P. Bell (Harry Charles Purvis Bell), a British (Kingdom of Great Britain) commissioner of the Ceylon Civil Service. Bell was first ordered to the islands in late 1879 This was in order to care for a shipwrecked British steamer's load. Bell moreover had the chance to spend two or three in Malé, on same occasion. See: Bethia Nancy Bell, Heather M. Bell: ''H.C.P. Bell: Archaeologist of Ceylon and the Maldives,'' p.16. he returned twice to the Maldives to investigate ancient ruins. He studied the ancient mounds, called ''havitta'' or ''ustubu'' (these names are derived from chaitiya (stupa) and stupa) ( Commons:Category:Maldives WikiPedia:Maldives Dmoz:Regional Asia Maldives
Thurber's literary and artistic achievements. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as '''James Thurber House'''. May 1 also marked the beginning of an eventually decades-long tradition of the opening of the Speedway, on the first day of the month, to practice by any and all participants. A policy originally established so as to allow teams unfamiliar with the , recently brick-paved high-speed course as much time
Astin Biography work filmreference year 2008 accessdate 2009-01-17 He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1952, after transferring from Washington & Jefferson College. He initially studied mathematics at Washington & Jefferson then became a drama major at Johns Hopkins; he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Johns Hopkins. Artistic achievements Wang Fei has won a number of awards throughout her professional career, including first
and Kapodistrian University of Athens voted to make Vangelis an Honorary Doctor, making him Professor Emeritus at their Faculty of Primary Education. Elsew web-site Retrieved 20 August 2008 In June 2008, the American Hellenic Institute honoured Vangelis with an AHI Hellenic Heritage Achievement Award for his "exceptional artistic achievements" as a pioneer in electronic music and for his lifelong dedication to the promotion of Hellenism (Hellenization) through the arts. American Hellenic website Retrieved 22 Frebruary 2009 thumb left Bell XV-15 (File:Xv-15 inflight.jpg) NASA has flown other VTOL craft such as the Bell XV-15 research craft (1977), as have the Soviet Navy and ''Luftwaffe''. Sikorsky (Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation) tested an aircraft dubbed the X-Wing (Sikorsky S-72), which took off in the manner of a helicopter. The rotors would become stationary in mid-flight, and function as wings, providing lift in addition to the static wings. Boeing X-50 is a Canard Rotor Wing prototype that utilizes a similar concept. If this means complete power, as opposed to having to deal with the checks and balances (w:checks and balances) built into our federal government, this is some of what I'd do: I'd end abortion and all the precipitating factors leading to it (poverty, dysfunctional family dynamics, relaxed sexual mores, alcohol and drug addiction...). I'd mobilize a set of dramatic initiatives to, not just curb global warming (w:global warming), but to actually start to reverse it. I would unilaterally disarm our nuclear weapons. I'd stop the production of nuclear energy. (Anybody hear of Chernobyl (w:Chernobyl)?) I would grant amnesty and family reunification to illegal immigrants (w:Illegal Immigration in the United States). (During a talk at an immigration rally in Arizona several years ago, I said we walked through the slums of w:Juarez, Mexico Juarez , where violence is off the charts and many of the children are extremely hungry. If I was their parent, I'd do everything I could to get these children out of harms way and get them something to eat – even if it meant risking crossing the border illegally.) I would end the death penalty. Also in Arizona, I read a newspaper story about a death penalty protester who posed: “Why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?” Good question. I would increase, exponentially, American foreign aid (it is currently only 4% of the budget) to try to help stem world hunger much more – 24,000 people starve to death every day in the world – and to help realize Habitat for Humanity (w:Habitat for Humanity)'s goal of providing adequate housing, (“…for every person in the world.”) I would bring peace to urban war zones around the country. (In part of this effort, our family moved into a dangerous part of Cleveland, Ohio, to be part of the solution.) I would end w:homelessness homelessness . (We take homeless people into our home. And we will be doing the same in the West Wing (w:West Wing). I mean the Lincoln bedroom (w:Lincoln Bedroom) is free, as an example.) I would tremendously jack down and simplify the economy, shifting America back to much more of a local production for local consumption orientation, like it was in the “old days.” I would mobilize efforts for a tremendous come back of the small family farm and the practice of growing organically. This was once the backbone of our country, I told the newspaper Country Today in Wisconsin. And it should be again. I would get people to tighten their belts and pay off the w:National Debt National Debt so our children don't inherit it. During a talk at the University of Notre Dame (w:University of Notre Dame) recently, I said I would redirect the technical smarts at NASA (w:NASA) toward coming up with better water filtration systems, solar panel (w:solar panel)s, wind turbine (w:wind turbine)s..., as opposed to working on things like going to space destinations where we: can't breathe the air, there's no gravity and there's no food! “That might be, oh, a hint God doesn't want us there,” I said. I would give some of the land back to the Native Americans (w:Native Americans) so it's equitable, like it should have been from the beginning. And I would give the African Americans (w:African Americans) tangible reparations for past atrocities (w:Reparations for slavery) and the ongoing trans-generational problems slavery (w:slavery) caused. And, I would ensure – as impossible as this seems – that the Cleveland Browns (w:Cleveland Browns) had a winning season, soon... For a look at how I would actually try to make a lot of this happen, the Cleveland Browns notwithstanding, go to my rather extensive position papers at ''Atlantis'' lifted off in fair weather at 2:20 p.m. EDT (1820 UTC) from the w:Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral (w:Cape Canaveral), Florida. The launch was viewed by over 40,000 spectators at Kennedy, including a small group chosen by NASA (w:NASA) for a space "tweetup (w:Twitter)". Carrying six veteran astronauts and an assortment of parts for the International Space Station (w:International Space Station) (ISS), the shuttle took off without any delays. This mission, scheduled to take twelve days, is the aging shuttle's 32nd voyage into space of its 25-year career.
affair with Aristotle Onassis. Her dramatic life and personal tragedy have often overshadowed Callas the artist in the popular press. However, her artistic achievements were such that Leonard Bernstein called her "The Bible of opera"; "PBS tribute to Callas on the Anniversary of her Death", introduction by Leonard Bernstein, 1983. and her influence was so enduring that, in 2006, ''Opera News'' wrote of her: "Nearly thirty years after her death, she's still the definition of the diva as artist—and still one of classical music's best-selling vocalists." Commons:Category:Greece Wikipedia:Greece Dmoz:Regional Europe Greece
the artist in the popular press. However, her artistic achievements were such that Leonard Bernstein called her "The Bible of opera"; "PBS tribute to Callas on the Anniversary of her Death", introduction by Leonard Bernstein, 1983. and her influence was so enduring that, in 2006, ''Opera News'' wrote of her: "Nearly thirty years after her death, she's still the definition of the diva as artist—and still one of classical music's best-selling vocalists."