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major individual international success by winning Mar del Plata (Mar del Plata chess tournaments) 1958 with 12 15, ahead of William Lombardy, Erich Eliskases, Oscar Panno, and Herman Pilnik. Further in the same direction is the Adriatic coast, where the most important historical monument is the Venetian Gothic (Venetian Gothic architecture) Mediterranean town of Piran. The neighboring town of Portorož is a popular modern tourist resort, offering entertainment


. There is an exhibit dedicated to this historic visit at Hahoe folk village museum. Andong soju is made using traditional methods that are centuries old unlike its popular modern counterparts. It is protected by government regulation to preserve authenticity and commands a steep premium in the marketplace. Local specialty foods thumb left Heotjesabap ( Andong has famous local foods that originated in the city such as ''heotjesabap'', ''Andong jjimdak'', ''Andong soju (Soju)'' (a rice wine), ''Andong sikhye (Sikhye)'' (a punch), ''Geonjin guksu (Korean noodles)'' (a noodle dish), and salted mackerel. http: zh restaurant 1075 ''Heotjesabap'' is a variety of ''bibimbap'', served with soy sauce (''ganjang'') instead of the ''gochujang'' (hot pepper paste) that is more commonly used. ''Heotjesa bab'' consists mainly of several types of ''namul'' (young sprouted vegetables) over white rice. It is also served with grilled fish, shark, and ''jeon (jeon (food))'' (Korean pancake). The dish originated in Andong. The term, ''Heotjesa bap'' literally means "dishes for fake ''jesa''" that are ceremonies for death anniversary and ancestor veneration held in Korea. The reason it is considered fake is that it is not covered in incense ash, as would happen to any food sacrificed in a jesa ritual. ''Andong jjimdak'' is a variety of ''jjim'' (a Korean steamed or braised dish), made with chicken, cellophane noodles, and various vegetables marinated (Marination) in a ''ganjang'' (Korean soy sauce (Soy sauce#Korean)) based sauce. The name literally means "steamed chicken of Andong." commons:Andong


''). Nabil Shaeil and Abdullah El Rowaished are the most popular modern sawt performers, who include influences from techno (techno music) and Europop in their music; Kuwaiti sawt musicians are well-known across the Arab nations in the Persian Gulf region. Other popular groups include the long-running Al-Budoor Band. The '''music of Bahrain''' is part of the pan-Gulf khaleeji folk traditions

by Bahrainis of Persian descent ''ajam'' and others. Many Bahrainis have a working knowledge not only of English but Hindi and Urdu as well. In spite of its rapid economic development, Bahrain remains, in many respects, essentially Arab in its culture (Arab culture). Football (soccer) is the most popular modern sport, while traditional pastimes such as falconry, horse riding, and gazelle and hare hunting are still practiced by wealthier Bahrainis. Horse and camel


being 24-hour VBC (612 kHz, 101.7 MHz) and Europa+ (738 kHz, 104.2 MHz). Europa+ normally broadcasts popular modern British-American music, while the ratio of Russian and foreign songs over VBC is fifty-fifty. Every hour one can hear local news over these radio stations. Radio Vladivostok (1098 kHz) operates from 06:00 till 01:00. It broadcasts several special programs which are devoted to the music of the 1950s-1980s as well as New Age music New


incorporation of more Malagasy musical tradition in its style and instrumentation. Hip-hop spread to Madagascar in about 1985 together with breakdancing. The local rap scene (''Rap Gasy'') remained underground until the late nineties, although artists as early as 1994 were attracting attention with their politically provocative lyrics. The earliest performers included the MCM Boys (now known as Da Hopp) and 18,3. Mainstream success came in about 1998; popular modern performers include


Taiwanese moon cakes are wide in variety that include low fat, lard free and ice cream versions. Popular modern flavors include green tea, chocolate, and tiramisu. * '''Taiwanese-style mooncake''': The most traditional mooncake found within Taiwan is filled with sweetened red bean paste, sometimes with mochi in the center. The most common traditional mooncakes coming from Taiwan are filled mung bean(''lu dou'') or taro (taro cake) paste, generally with a salted duck egg

yolk in the mung bean mooncakes, and either salted duck egg or a savory treat in the taro mooncakes. http: extrablue article.php?pbgid 22988&entryid 159897 Modern, more trendy Taiwanese moon cakes are wide in variety that include low fat, lard free and ice cream versions. Popular modern flavors include green tea, chocolate, and tiramisu. Other artists, such as Namie Amuro, also continued their long-running careers with successful


, with mixture of American style cheerleaders and traditional Japanese yell leaders One of the most popular modern ekiden in Japan is the Hakone Ekiden, which features teams of 10 male students from various Japanese universities of the Tokyo (Kanto) region. This race from central Tokyo along Tokyo Bay, past Yokohama to Hakone (Hakone, Kanagawa) and back is held over two days at the New Year, covering 219 kilometers. It is a popular spectator sport that draws large crowds (a million or more) along the whole route and receives full network television coverage nationwide over the two days. Nakamura, Ken. ''The new year starts off with Ekiden Championships in Japan.'' 04 January 2001 IAAF News ©1996-2008 International Association of Athletics Federations, accessed Feb 19, 2009. http: 2011 12 watch-new-year-ekiden-and-hakone-ekiden.html Runners in the race compete to set individual records (e.g., stage times, number of schools passed) as well as to support their teams, and the race is considered to display many aspects of Japanese culture and spirit, including individual perseverance, identity within a group (Group (sociology)), and the importance within the Japanese hierarchy of allegiance to a major university. In the latter matter, there is a similarity to American school sports allegiance. The competitive level compares well with the highest levels of American universities. This comparison is based on participants' (Hakone Ekiden and NCAA Division 1 championships) personal best marks at 5000 meters, although in the Hakone Ekiden each runner covers just over a half marathon. The Bank of Taiwan currently operates a total of 169 domestic branches as well as branches in Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China. Branches have also been established in New York City, Los Angeles, London, and South Africa. History In 1975, Masayuki Suzuki, who likes doo-wop, Masashi Tashiro and Nobuyoshi Kuwano, joined together to form a band called Chanels. The band debuted in 1980 with their first single "Runaway" selling over a million copies and becoming a huge hit. In 1983, the band changed its name to Rats & Star due to complaints from the French fashion giant Chanel. Andy Warhol created the album cover for "Soul Vacation" and the name change seemed to make no difference in sales, as their first single as Rats & Star, "Me-Gumi no Hito," sold over 800,000 copies. Five of the members were married at Tokyo's Hie Shrine at the same time during 1985, generating a lot of publicity for the group. Rats & Star released a duet with Masayuki's older sister Kiyomi Suzuki called "Lonely Chaplain" in 1986, which also became a huge hit. Although leader Masayuki Suzuki launched a solo career and Rats & Star's activity thus essentially stopped. Afterward, Tashiro and Kuwano played an active part and were so popular not as musical artists, as TV performers. they formed Rats & Star again in the limitation of half a year and released the single "Yume de Aetara" in 1996, which was popular enough to encourage the group to go on a final nationwide tour. The same year, they made their first appearance on Kōhaku Uta Gassen to perform that song. Dream Theater performed two shows on consecutive nights both in Amsterdam and London. On the second night in both cities, the band covered the entirety of Pink Floyd's ''The Dark Side of the Moon'' album. Theresa Thomason, who had previously performed on ''Scenes From a Memory'', was flown in to perform vocals on "The Great Gig in the Sky". WikiPedia:Tokyo Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan Prefectures Tokyo Commons:Category:Tokyo


for some years. Scots History Online Which species of thistle is referred to in the original legend is disputed. Popular modern usage favours Cotton Thistle ''Onopordum acanthium'', perhaps because of its more imposing appearance, though it is unlikely to have occurred in Scotland in mediaeval times; the Spear Thistle ''Cirsium vulgare'', an abundant native species in Scotland, is a more likely candidate.<


2010-01-04 publisher Thomson Reuters url http: article idUKTRE58T4ZB20091001 Several other 99.99% pure gold coins are available. In 2006, the United States Mint began production of the American Buffalo (American Buffalo (coin)) gold bullion coin with a purity of 99.99%. The Australian Gold Kangaroos were first coined in 1986 as the Australian Gold Nugget but changed the reverse design in 1989. Other popular modern coins include the Austrian Euro

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, and Hodges, Ben. ''Theatre World: Volume 60'', Hal Leonard Corp. (2006) Gray achieved celebrity status for his monologue ''Swimming to Cambodia'', which was adapted into a film in 1987 by Jonathan Demme. '''Douglas "Doug" Hopkins''' (April 11, 1961&nbsp;– December 5, 1993) was an American (United States) musician and songwriter from Tempe, Arizona. He co-founded the Gin Blossoms, a popular modern rock band of the early 1990s

evangelism and challenging others to the same. Often considered controversial for his frequently confrontational lyrics and spoken messages, some notable songs written by Green and or his wife, '''Melody Green''', include "Your Love Broke Through," "You Put This Love In My Heart," and "Asleep In The Light." Green is also known for numerous popular modern hymns, including "O Lord, You're Beautiful" and "There Is A Redeemer," written by his wife

global economic power and influence. The Industrial Revolution which began in Britain in the 18th Century brought increased leisure time, leading to more time for citizens to attend and follow spectator sports, greater participation in athletic activities, and increased accessibility. The bat and ball sport of cricket was first played in England during the 16th century and was exported around the globe via the British Empire. A number of popular modern sports were devised or codified

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