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and Gun. External links Work as record producer Robert Simpson was also the producer for the first commercially available recordings of Havergal Brian’s music. Symphonies Nos. 10 and 21, conducted by James Loughran and Eric Pinkett respectively, were recorded at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester in 1972. The music was performed by the Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra and the LP was released by Unicorn Records (Unicorn-Kanchana) to great critical acclaim in 1973. A special edition of the television programme ''Aquarius'' called ''The Unknown Warrior'' gave considerable coverage to the recording session and a camera crew also joined Robert Simpson and members of the orchestra during a visit they made to the composer's home in Shoreham (Shoreham-by-Sea) (see video links below). Following the success of the Unicorn issue, a second Brian album, also produced by Robert Simpson, was recorded by the LSSO in 1974 at Hove Town Hall and Leicester De Montfort Hall with the conducting being shared by Laszlo Heltay and Eric Pinkett. This CBS release included the 22nd Symphony, Brian’s setting of the 23rd Psalm (which clearly belongs to the mainstream British choral tradition of Vaughan Williams and Parry) and the English Suite ''Rustic Scenes'' which contains some highly original music. Work as record producer Robert Simpson was also the producer for the first commercially available recordings of Havergal Brian’s music. Symphonies Nos. 10 and 21, conducted by James Loughran and Eric Pinkett respectively, were recorded at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester in 1972. The music was performed by the Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra and the LP was released by Unicorn Records (Unicorn-Kanchana) to great critical acclaim in 1973. A special edition of the television programme ''Aquarius'' called ''The Unknown Warrior'' gave considerable coverage to the recording session and a camera crew also joined Robert Simpson and members of the orchestra during a visit they made to the composer's home in Shoreham (Shoreham-by-Sea) (see video links below). Following the success of the Unicorn issue, a second Brian album, also produced by Robert Simpson, was recorded by the LSSO in 1974 at Hove Town Hall and Leicester De Montfort Hall with the conducting being shared by Laszlo Heltay and Eric Pinkett. This CBS release included the 22nd Symphony, Brian’s setting of the 23rd Psalm (which clearly belongs to the mainstream British choral tradition of Vaughan Williams and Parry) and the English Suite ''Rustic Scenes'' which contains some highly original music. '''Joseph Carey Merrick''' (5 August 1862 – 11 April 1890), sometimes incorrectly referred to as '''John Merrick''', was an English man with severe deformities who was exhibited as a human curiosity (Freak show) named the '''Elephant Man'''. He became well known in London society after he went to live at the London Hospital (Royal London Hospital). Merrick was born in Leicester and began to develop abnormally during the first few years of his life. His skin appeared thick and lumpy, he developed an enlargement of his lips, and a bony lump grew on his forehead. One of his arms and both feet became enlarged and at some point during his childhood he fell and damaged his hip, resulting in permanent lameness. When he was 11, his mother died and his father soon remarried. Merrick left school at 12, and had difficulty finding employment. Rejected by his father and stepmother, he left home. In late 1879, aged 17, Merrick entered the Leicester Union workhouse. thumb right upright Merrick photographed in 1889 (File:josephmerrick1889.jpg) Joseph Carey Merrick was born 5 August 1862 at 50 Lee Street in Leicester to Joseph Rockley Merrick and his wife Mary Jane (née Potterton). Joseph Rockley Merrick (c. 1835 – 1897) was the son of London-born weaver Barnabas Merrick who moved to Leicester during the 1820s or 1830s, and his third wife Sarah Rockley. Mary Jane Potterton (c. 1834 – 1873) was the daughter of a Yorkshire agricultural labourer and had some form of physical disability. As a young woman she worked as a domestic servant in Leicester before marrying Joseph Rockley Merrick, then a brougham (Brougham (carriage)) driver, in 1861. The following year, Joseph Carey Merrick was born, apparently healthy, and had no outward symptoms of any disorder for the first few years of his life. Named after his father, he was given the middle name Carey by his mother, a Baptist, after the preacher William Carey (William Carey (missionary)). The Merricks had two more children, William Arthur (born 1866) who died of scarlet fever aged four and Marion Eliza (born 1867), who was born with physical disabilities and died in 1891. The reservoirs of Howden (Howden Reservoir) and Derwent (Derwent Reservoir, Derbyshire) in the upper valley were both completed in 1916 to supply the cities of Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. The adjacent Ladybower Reservoir was completed in 1945 to cover increasing demand. Treated water from these reservoirs flows down the


Vatican City

and apparatus appeared in 1869 and 1872, was called by himself ''editio viii''; but this number is raised to twenty or twenty-one, if mere reprints from stereotype plates and the minor editions of his great critical texts are included; posthumous prints bring the total to forty-one. Four main recensions of Tischendorf's text may be distinguished, dating respectively from his editions of 1841, 1849, 1859 (ed. vii), and 1869–72 (ed. viii). The edition of 1849 may be regarded as historically the most important, from the mass of new critical material it used; that of 1859 is distinguished from Tischendorf's other editions by coming nearer to the received text; in the eighth edition, the testimony of the Sinaitic manuscript received great (probably too great) weight. The readings of the Vatican (Vatican City) manuscript were given with more exactness and certainty than had been possible in the earlier editions, and the editor had also the advantage of using the published labours of his colleague and friend Samuel Prideaux Tregelles. Many Christians not only live under, but also have an official status in, a state religion of the following nations: Argentina (Roman Catholic Church), Argientine - Religion. argentina.gov.ar. (cf., juridical status different from the rest of churches in line with the National Constitution) right 230px thumb St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. (Image:Place-Saint-Pierre-foule.jpg) The Mujahedeen Army, a group of insurgents in Iraq (w:Iraq) has posted a message on the Internet threatening attacks on Vatican City (w:Vatican City) in Rome, Italy (w:Rome, Italy). Vatican City (w:Vatican City) has not released the contents or details of the letter, but news agencies in Iran report that the letter contains a discussion about the United Nations (w:United Nations) resolution against Iran, which imposes sanctions. The Vatican (w:Vatican City) reported that Pope Benedict XVI (w:Pope Benedict XVI) was the first to know of the Jesuits' decision and immediately gave his required approval. The information was announced that the Pope had accepted an invitation to visit the United Kingdom (w:United Kingdom) from Prime Minister (w:Prime Minister) Gordon Brown (w:Gordon Brown). The latter had visited the Vatican City (w:Vatican City) three times and had invited the Pope to come to Great Britain in February 2009. Downing Street (w:Downing Street) is expected to confirm the arrangements later today. This visit would make the first Papal visit to the UK since Pope John Paul II (w:Pope John Paul II)'s visit in 1982. However, John Paul's visit was on a pastoral basis, so this is set to be the first state visit to the UK by a pope in that it is the first to follow an official invitation. Leaders from the Vatican (w:Vatican City) and the Muslim (w:Muslim) community around the world have deplored the vote as an attack on religious freedom. The Swiss government has also expressed shame at the result, and expects repercussions from Muslim countries with which it does business. Some politicians from other countries, however, defended the ban.


Cleveland

to Quincy Jones. After touring and recording with Jones, Krivda moved to New York and signed a contract with Inner City Records. A series of albums received great critical acclaim. FCC regulations also require stations at least once an hour to state the station's call letters, followed by the city of license. However, the FCC has no restrictions on additional names after the city of license, so many stations afterwards add the nearest large city. For example, American television station


Portland, Oregon

of independent production company ''Avenue'', the director made ''Drugstore Cowboy'', his 1989 film about four drug addicts who rob pharmacies to support their habit. ''Cowboy'' met with great critical success; in addition to furthering Van Sant's reputation as a gifted director, it helped to revive the career of Matt Dillon, who played the junkie leader of the gang. Indie and arthouse success (1990–1995) ''Drugstore Cowboy'''s exploration of the lives of those living on society's outer


Jamaica

during this wave (his ''Calypso (Calypso (album))'' album, Belafonte was the first artist to sell a million copies), but his music was also extensively criticized for watering down the sound of calypso. Plena's popularity blossomed in the 1990s, and the revival has survived and influenced foreign genres from Jamaica, Cuba, Brazil and other Latin and Caribbean countries. Artists like Willie Colón united plena and bomba with salsa music to great critical acclaim and popularity, while other important bands of this revival include Plena Libre (long-time leaders of the genre) and Plenealo. But also known as the famous singer in Plena Libre from 1922-1954 & loved by his fans. thumb left 150px Junkanoo celebration in Nassau, Bahamas Nassau (Image:Junkanoo.jpg) The word ''junkanoo'' is said to be derived from a Ghanaian leader, John Connu, or from the Qujo supreme deity (Canno) and ancestral spirits (jannanin). The junkanoo was formerly practiced in North Carolina and remnants still exist in Belize, Jamaica and, most commonly, Bermuda. It is most well known, though, from Nassau (Nassau, Bahamas) and Freeport (Freeport, Bahamas). Since the 1950s the influence of American culture (culture of the United States) has increased, mainly through TV and radio broadcasts from Florida stations, and other Caribbean styles have made inroads: calypso (calypso music), reggae and soca (Soca music), from Jamaica, Cuba, Trinidad, and other islands. Tourism has also had an impact, bringing in Japanese, European and North Americans with their attendant forms of cultural expression. In this milieu more traditional Bahamas performers such as Joseph Spence (Joseph Spence (musician)), have still enjoyed successful careers playing junkanoo, Christian hymns and the ''ant'ems'' of the local sponge (sea sponge) fisherman, which include "Sloop John B", later made famous by The Beach Boys. thumb left 150px Junkanoo celebration in Nassau, Bahamas Nassau (Image:Junkanoo.jpg) The word ''junkanoo'' is said to be derived from a Ghanaian leader, John Connu, or from the Qujo supreme deity (Canno) and ancestral spirits (jannanin). The junkanoo was formerly practiced in North Carolina and remnants still exist in Belize, Jamaica and, most commonly, Bermuda. It is most well known, though, from Nassau (Nassau, Bahamas) and Freeport (Freeport, Bahamas). Since the 1950s the influence of American culture (culture of the United States) has increased, mainly through TV and radio broadcasts from Florida stations, and other Caribbean styles have made inroads: calypso (calypso music), reggae and soca (Soca music), from Jamaica, Cuba, Trinidad, and other islands. Tourism has also had an impact, bringing in Japanese, European and North Americans with their attendant forms of cultural expression. In this milieu more traditional Bahamas performers such as Joseph Spence (Joseph Spence (musician)), have still enjoyed successful careers playing junkanoo, Christian hymns and the ''ant'ems'' of the local sponge (sea sponge) fisherman, which include "Sloop John B", later made famous by The Beach Boys. commons:Jamaica


Lebanon

, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane'' (1966). Though he achieved great critical success with these books — Marvin Levin in the ''New York Times'', for example, led off a review with "Nobody can write funnier lines than William Peter Blatty, a gifted virtuoso who writes like (S.J.) Perelman", sales and commercial acceptance were lacking. The conflict between Israel and the Arab countries has been described as a proxy war, with Israel acting as a proxy for the United States and the Soviet Union's proxies being Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon., "Will new ‘Cold War’ play out in Middle East?", Leslie Susser, JTA.org, ''The Jewish Journal'', August 27, 2008 "Peace Process: American Diplomacy and the Arab-Israeli Conflict since 1967 (review)", Thomas A. Dine, ''Journal of Cold War Studies'' Volume 6, Number 2, Spring 2004 According to Pennsylvania State University Professor of Political Science Stephen J. Cimbala, this theater was the site of the greatest Cold War setback to America when, under the influence of anti-Israeli attitudes after the Yom Kippur War in 1973, American allies Saudi Arabia and Iran (under the shah (Mohammad Reza Pahlavi)) drifted from the American sphere of influence, leading to the 1973 oil crisis as well as the eventual Iranian Revolution in 1979. ''Politics of Warfare'', Stephen J. Cimbala, Penn State Press, 2004, ISBN 0-271-02592-1, 9780271025926 Life and career Ghiz was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, to Atallah Joseph Ghiz, a Lebanese (Lebanon) corner store owner, and Marguerite F. (McKarris). Ghiz was a graduate of Dalhousie (Dalhousie Law School) and Harvard (Harvard Law School) law schools and was a Charlottetown lawyer before entering into politics. He became president of the Prince Edward Island Liberal Party in 1977 and then party leader in 1981. His party lost the 1982 election but Ghiz was elected to the legislature (Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island) and became leader of the opposition (Leader of the Opposition (PEI)). He led the party to victory in 1986 with the Liberals gaining 20 seats to 11 for the Prince Edward Island Progressive Conservative Party. * '''Kuwait''': see Transport in Kuwait * '''Lebanon''': see Rail transport in Lebanon * '''Saudi Arabia''': see Rail transport in Saudi Arabia (Saudi Railways Organization) Middle East Cheek kissing in the Arab world is relatively common, between friends and relatives. Cheek kissing between males is very common. However, cheek kissing between a male and female is usually considered inappropriate, unless within the same family; e.g. brother and sister, or if they are a married couple. Some exceptions to this are Lebanon and some of the more liberal Arab countries, where cheek kissing is a common greeting between unrelated males and females in most communities, and the Lebanese custom has become the norm for non-Lebanese in Lebanese-dominated communities of the Arab diaspora. Normally in Lebanon, the typical number of kisses is three: one on the left cheek, then right, and then left between relatives. * Jordan (relations (Jordan – European Union relations)) * Lebanon (relations (Lebanon – European Union relations)) * Mauritania Early life Seyrig was the daughter of archaeologist Henri Seyrig and Hermine de Saussure, sister of the composer Francis Seyrig. She grew up in Lebanon and her family moved to New York (New York City) when she was 10 years old. When her parents returned to Lebanon in the late 1940s, she was sent to school at the Le Collège-Lycée Cévenol International, a unique secondary school in Haute-Loire, France, which had been founded by Protestant pacifists and social justice activists ten years earlier in 1938. Seyrig attended Cévenol from 1947 to 1950. - Lebanon Lebanese Arabic Western Aramaic language (Western Aramaic languages) and Phoenician language News reports on 15 July 2006 jerrypournelle.com stated that the ''Iwo Jima'', flagship of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, would be used to evacuate U. S. citizens from Lebanon after the Israeli Defense Force made the Beirut International Airport (Beirut International Airport) unusable through bombing its runways and fuel storage areas. This exercise was completed by 1st Battalion 8th Marines under the 2nd Marine Division (2nd Marine Division (United States)), the same unit that was attacked in the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing. Fruit production - crops The tree thrives throughout the tropics at altitudes of


Republic of Ireland

. Kee wrote and presented the documentary series '' Ireland - A Television History'' in 1980. The work received great critical acclaim and was widely shown both in the United Kingdom and the United States. Following the series' transmission on RTÉ (RTÉ One), the Irish (Republic of Ireland) national broadcaster, Kee won a Jacob's Award for his script and presentation. ''The Irish Times'', "Kee wins award for TV history of Ireland", April 11, 1981 '''Douglas''' or '''Duglas''' ( The bomb was found on the side of a road near the village of Forkhill (w:Forkhill) in County Armagh (w:County Armagh), Northern Ireland (w:Northern Ireland), close to the border with the Republic of Ireland (w:Republic of Ireland). It was defused by an expert bomb disposal team from the Irish Army (w:Irish Army). The explosives were home-made and weighed 600 lb (270 kg). It is believed that the bomb was planted there by dissident republicans. On Saturday, 67% of Irish (w:Republic of Ireland) voters favored the European Union's (w:European Union) (EU) Lisbon Treaty (w:Treaty of Lisbon) which now requires approval from the presidents of the Czech Republic (w:Czech Republic) and Poland (w:Poland) for ratification (w:ratification). A car, thought to have been used for the get-away, has been found burnt out just over the border in the Republic of Ireland (w:Republic of Ireland). Mr Kee and the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin (w:Micheál Martin) have asked for any witnesses to contact the Gardai (w:Gardai) or the PSNI immediately.


Berlin

approximately 14,500.) Most of the survivors were either being hidden by Serbian friends or had joined the Partisans. Born in Vilshofen an der Donau, near Passau, Drexel trained as an actress in Munich, where she was also given her first engagement. She subsequently worked in Berlin (as a member of the Berliner Ensemble during 1955-56), Wuppertal, Darmstadt and Düsseldorf. She also appeared, to great critical acclaim, in new plays by Franz Xaver Kroetz and Felix Mitterer. In 1980, she co-founded the ''Tiroler Volksschauspiele'' in Telfs, Tyrol (state of Tyrol). Biography He studied at the University of Michigan (Ph.B., 1890), at the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., 1894), at Johns Hopkins University, and in Europe at Halle (Halle, Saxony-Anhalt), Berlin, and Vienna. He received his education at the universities of Berlin, Vienna, and Breslau, graduating in 1868. After having taken part in the Franco-Prussian war as assistant surgeon he settled in Breslau, and for the following two years was assistant to Heinrich Waldeyer (Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried von Waldeyer-Hartz); from 1870 to 1874 to Lebert (Hermann Lebert), and then to Cohnheim (Julius Cohnheim), who he followed to Leipzig in 1878. There he became assistant professor of pathology at the university in 1879. In 1884 he was appointed professor of pathological anatomy at the Senkenbergsche Stiftung in Frankfort-on-the-Main, and received the title of "Geheimer Medizinal-Rat" in 1899. left thumb 250px The Hofle Telegram. (Image:Hoefletelegram.jpg) The '''Höfle Telegram''' Public Record Office, Kew, England, HW 16 23, decode GPDD 355a distributed on January 15, 1943, radio telegrams nos 12 and 13 15, transmitted on January 11, 1943. (or '''Hoefle Telegram''') is a document discovered in 2000 among recently declassified (Classified information) World War II materials from the Public Record Office in Kew, England. The document consists of two messages, one to ''SS (Schutzstaffel) Obersturmbannführer'' Adolf Eichmann in Berlin, and one to ''SS Obersturmbannführer'' Franz Heim, in Cracow, sent by ''SS Sturmbannführer'' Hermann Höfle on January 11, 1943. It gave arrivals in the prior fortnight, and cumulative arrivals, for the camps of Einsatz Reinhardt (Aktion Reinhard) (later more commonly called Aktion Reinhard) to December 31, 1942. By the early 1950s, now rechristened '''Eddie Lawrence''', he continued to appear in lesser clubs, honing his comic timing, while taking bit parts in the numerous live television productions then prevalent in New York. His first major stage role was in the second revival of ''The Threepenny Opera'' which opened at the Off-Broadway Theater deLys on September 30, 1955 (an earlier production, without him, lasted for 96 performances in March–May 1954). A member of the original cast, he sang the role of Macheath's most prominent henchman, Crook-Finger Jack. Among the returning players from the 1954 version were future television stars Beatrice Arthur and John Astin, and its leading lady, Lotte Lenya, the original Jenny from both the August 1928 Berlin premiere under its German title, ''Die Dreigroschenoper'', and G. W. Pabst's 1931 film version (The Threepenny Opera (1931 film)). The second deLys incarnation was much more successful, running over six years, for a total of 2611 performances, and finally closing on December 17, 1961, but Eddie Lawrence stayed with it less than a year while working on the monologue which was to make his name. She was born in Mährisch-Ostrau in Austria-Hungary (today Ostrava in the Czech Republic), as '''Lore Schirner'''. She studied history, German literature and philosophy in Berlin and Vienna. In Berlin she met Kay Lorentz, who became her husband in 1944. Commons:Category:Berlin Wikipedia:Berlin Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany States Berlin


Egypt

of Strafford Strafford (1889), and Lord Salisbury (Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury) (1891); he compiled a biography of Sir John Franklin, the Arctic explorer (1896); and after a visit to Egypt he published a volume on the country, and in 1897 appeared his book on Lord Cromer, the man who had done so much to bring it back to prosperity. Of these the literary studies are the best, for Traill possessed great critical insight. He published two collections of essays


Brazil


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