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Xuchang

. Although Wang's rationalistic philosophy and criticism of so-called New Text Confucianism were largely ignored during his lifetime, the prominent official and later scholar Cai Yong (132–192) wrote of his admiration for Wang's written works. Crespigny, 807. The official Wang Lang (d. 228) acquired a copy of Wang's ''Lunheng'' and brought it with him on his trip in 198 to the Han court established at Xuchang by Prime Minister Cao


Thatta

'''. During the Sultan's time was written the '''Dalail-e-Ferozi''' by Izz-ud-Din Khalid Khani. During this time were also written works on music, poetry and the art of dancing. In 1370 C.E. he twice invaded Thatta. After the rebellion of his vizier Juna Khan Khan Jahan in 1387 who was defeated by the heir apparent Muhammad Shah ibn Feroze Shah (Muhammad Shah ibn Firuz Shah), the Sultan appointed his son as the vizier, but after mismanaging state affairs the nobles revolted against the heir


Alderney

period. Culture Language Auregnais, the insular dialect of the Norman language, is no longer widely used, with an estimated 20 fluent speakers or fewer. Generally, it has been more a spoken than a literary language and as such, only a few poems and written works can be found in it. French (French language) is no longer spoken on the island; it ceased to be an official language locally in 1966. French declined not only from neglect, especially in schools, but also because most of the population was evacuated in the Second World War. However, many if not most of the local place-names are in French or Auregnais. One or two words linger on in the Channel Island English, e.g. ''vraic'' (seaweed fertiliser), and the pronunciation of certain local names, e.g. Dupont as "Dip-oh" rather than in the traditional Parisian fashion. Sport Golf, fishing and other water sports are popular, and there are many clubs and associations for sports and other leisure activities (List of Clubs & Associations). Alderney competes in the biannual Island Games (International Island Games Association). Every September, the Alderney Air Races attract a number of aircraft to compete in the deciding and final round for the European Air Racing champtionship, organised by the Royal Aero Club. This involves high-speed circuits round the airfield, lighthouse, Casquets and then back around. The Alderney Community and Sports Centre is currently planned, with building costing £2.2m and starting in March 2012. This would include a swimming pool, two bowling lanes and facilities within a sports hall for archery, indoor football (indoor soccer), indoor tennis and also badminton. Pubs Due in part to the tourist industry but mainly to the Ridunians' own drinking culture (there is a common expression elsewhere in the Channel Islands that Alderney is composed of 'two thousand alcoholics, clinging to a rock' Channel hopping: Lucy Golding finds Alderney is a world away from commercial-centric holidays (From Oxford Mail) ) there are many restaurants and public houses. There is a vibrant and lively nightlife which is enjoyed by many especially in the summer, and informal dance music events often take place in abandoned bunkers ('bunker parties') and more organised events in and around Alderney Week at the Corporation Quarry ('Quarry parties'). It was one of the last places in the British Isles to introduce a smoking ban in pubs, shops, restaurants and other indoor public places (Guernsey, Jersey, the UK, and the Isle of Man all having outlawed this already). The States of Alderney passed the anti-smoking legislation with the President's casting vote on 13 January 2010; the legislation came into force at 4am on 1 June 2010. commons:Alderney - Aurigny


Najaf

written works and lectures. In 2003 (2003 in Iraq), Petraeus, then a Major General, saw combat for the first time when he commanded the 101st Airborne Division during V Corps's (V Corps (United States)) drive to Baghdad. In a campaign chronicled in detail by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson of ''The Washington Post'' in the book ''In the Company of Soldiers'', Petraeus led his division through fierce fighting south of Baghdad, in Karbala, Al Hillah


Harbin

Harbin–Tongjiang Expressway Harbin Tongjiang, Heilongjiang - Ideology Amongst Ustrialov's written works were contributions to ''"The Problems of Great Russia"'' and ''"Morning of Russia"'', two pre-Bolshevik journals in which he called for unity amongst the Slavs and rejoiced in the overthrow of Tsarist rule. In exile he founded the journal ''"Okno"'' (Window) with other dissidents and in 1921 published his seminal collection

of articles ''"Smena vekh"'' ("Change of Landmarks"), in which he expounded his theories of nationalism and that gave rise to a weekly magazine, ''Smena vekh''. The main ideologue for the Smenovekhovtsy as his followers became known, Ustryalov used written works such as ''In the Struggle for Russia'' (1920) and ''Under the Sign of Revolution'' (1925) to argue against the views of Struve. Claiming to be inspired by figures such as General Aleksei Brusilov and Vladimir Purishkevich, both of whom had said they would serve the Bolsheviks in the interests of Russia, Ustryalov called for a reconciliation with the Soviet Union as it was only the Bolsheviks who could guarantee Russia's security. Utechin, ''Russian Political Thought'', p. 254 With the introduction of the New Economic Policy Ustryalov saw a process of "normalisation" beginning in the Soviet Union and argued that increasingly the USSR was "like a radish" in that it was red on the outside but white on the inside. Ustryalov did not consider himself a communist, rejecting the ideology as a foreign import, but began to use the term "National Bolshevik" after discovering it in the writings of German (Germany) dissident Ernst Niekisch. Despite his enthusiasm Ustryalov was dismissed as an enemy by Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Lenin, ''On the Intelligentsia'', Progress Publishers, 1983, pp. 297-298 and lived in exile in Harbin, Manchuria. Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal, ''New Myth, New World: From Nietzsche To Stalinism'', Penn State Press, 2004, p. 207 Here he worked as an advisor at the China Far East Railway, (KVZhD). WikiPedia:Harbin Commons:哈尔滨 Dmoz:Regional Asia China Heilongjiang Harbin


Worthing

a prize-winning essay in 1933 that examined the likely consequences of Adolf Hitler's rise to supreme power in Germany (Nazi Germany), and Neave predicted then that another widespread war would break out in Europe in the near future. Neave had earlier been on a visit to Germany, and he witnessed the Nazi German (Nazi Germany) methods of grasping political and military power in their hands. When Neave went to Oxford University, he purchased and read the entire written works of the prescient (prescience) writer Carl von Clausewitz. When Neave was asked why, he answered: "since war is coming, it is only sensible to learn as much as possible about the art of waging it". Paul Routledge, ''Public Servant, Secret Agent: The Elusive Life and Violent Death of Airey Neave'' (Fourth Estate, 2002), p. 35. During 1938, Neave completed his ''third-class degree'' in the study of jurisprudence. By his own admission, while at Oxford University, Neave did only the minimal amount of academic work that was required of him by his tutors. thumb Gatwick Airport railway station (File:Gatwick Airport Station 02.JPG) The Gatwick Airport railway station is next to South Terminal and provides connections along the Brighton Main Line to London Victoria (London Victoria Station) and London Bridge (London Bridge station) stations, as well as Brighton and Worthing to the south. The Gatwick Express to Victoria, operated by Southern (Southern (train operating company)), is the best-known service from the station, but other companies, including First Capital Connect and First Great Western, use the station as well, and Southern provides services to Victoria and London Bridge under its own brand. First Capital Connect provide direct trains to Luton Airport (London Luton Airport) and First Great Western trains provide a direct rail link with Reading (Reading, Berkshire) and connections with Oxford and the West. Between April 1934 and 1937, when Mosley sacked him, Joyce also served as Area Administrative Officer for the BUF West Sussex division. Joyce was supported in this role by Norah Elam as Sussex Women’s Organiser, with her partner Dudley Elam taking on the role of Sub-Branch Officer for Worthing. Under this regime, West Sussex was to become a hub of fascist activity, ranging from hosting Blackshirt summer camps to organising meetings and rallies, lunches etc. Norah Elam shared many speaking platforms with Joyce and worked on propaganda speeches for him. One area of particular concern that Joyce had her work on was the government's India Bill (passed in 1935), designed to give a measure of autonomy to India (British India), allowing freedom and the development of limited self-government. Joyce harboured a desire to become Viceroy of India under a Mosley administration should he ever head a BUF government, and is recorded as describing the backers of the bill as "feeble" and "one loathsome, fetid, purulent, tumid mass of hypocrisy, hiding behind Jewish Dictators". wikipedia:Worthing


Cheltenham

Saxton has written works for the BBC (TV, Proms and Radio), LSO, LPO, ECO, London Sinfonietta, Nash Ensemble, Chilingirian String Quartet, St Paul Chamber Orchestra (USA), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival Opera North, Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, City of London, Three Choirs and Lichfield Festivals, Stephen Darlington and the choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, Susan Milan, Susan Bradshaw and Richard Rodney Bennett, Edward Wickham and The Clerks’ Group, Teresa Cahill, Leon Fleisher, Steven Isserlis, Mstislav Rostropovich, John Wallace and the Raphael Wallfisch and John York duo. Between February and July 2007, Pellow performed at several jazz clubs and at jazz festivals (Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (Ronnie Scott#Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club) and The Pigalle Club in London being two examples), the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and "Ronnie Scott’s in the Park" in Woburn. These gigs were followed in April 2008 by the release of his jazz album, ''Sentimental Me'', on Rhino Records (UK), containing well-known jazz songs he sang at the above-mentioned gigs and a self-penned song, as well as an accompanying tour throughout the UK. Born in Cheltenham, James Whitaker dies he was educated at Cheltenham College. Initially working as an articled clerk in an accountancy firm, in 1963 he became a reporter at the ''Hounslow, Brentford and Chiswick Post''. In 1966, Whitaker scored his first scoop when he went undercover working as a cloakroom attendant in the newly opened Playboy Club in London. wikipedia:Cheltenham commons:Cheltenham


Port of Spain

The destroyer spent the next two months shuttling convoys between Trinidad and Guantanamo Bay (Guantanamo Bay Naval Base), before she proceeded north to the New York Navy Yard, which she entered on 28 June for repairs and alterations. Upon completion of this availability, ''Alden'' sailed for Norfolk, Virginia on 11 July, and joined a Morocco-bound convoy soon afterwards, reaching Casablanca on 28 July. After returning to the United States via Gibraltar, the ship entered the Charleston Navy Yard for a drydocking on 27 August. She sailed for Port of Spain, Trinidad, on 7 September and ultimately proceeded to Brazilian waters, reaching Recife on 8 October. The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force and the Police responded by sealing off the area around the Red House. Widespread looting and arson took place in Port of Spain and other parts of the East-West


Basra

as Kahalifas (Caliphs). She was born between 95 and 99 Hijri (Islamic Calendar) in Basra, Iraq which is ~715 Julain . Much of her early life is narrated by Farid al-Din Attar, a later Sufi Saint and poet, who used earlier sources. Rabia herself did not leave any written works. Smaller sects of Islam exist in the country, such as the small Shaykhist (Shaykhism) community concentrated in Basra and Karbala. The Muslim population of Iraq is approximately 55-60 percent Arab


Hangzhou

. After Hanshan's disappearance, a Taoist (Taoism) named Xu Lingfu (徐灵府), a native of Hangzhou, apparently collected his poems from the various mountains, rocks, trees, and walls they were written on. This collection, however, is not mentioned in any of his written works, and as Xu ceased to write after 825 CE, that puts a lower bound on the date of Hanshan's death, and an upper bound as Xu must have collected Hanshan's corpus before Xu's own death in 841. Legend has it that Hanshan disappeared 12 years before dying What legend? Citation needed , which would bracket his death between 837 and 851 CE. No information exists on his date of birth, so speculation is futile. There are some possible autobiographical details, from which one might infer that his home town was Handan, and that he was born to a wealthy or noble family. Father Joseph Brucker, a Roman Catholic researcher of the early twentieth century, notes that Ricci's account of Chinese Jews indicates that there were only in the range of ten or twelve Jewish families in Kaifeng in the late sixteenth to early seventeenth centuries, ''De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas'', p. 108 in Gallagher's English translation (1953) and that they had reportedly resided there for five or six hundred years. It was also stated in the manuscripts that there was a greater number of Jews in Hangzhou. This could be taken to suggest that loyal Jews fled south along with the soon-to-be crowned Emperor Gaozong (Emperor Gaozong of Song China) to Hangzhou. In fact, the 1489 stele mentions how the Jews "abandoned Bianliang" (Kaifeng) after the Jingkang Incident. Father Joseph Brucker, a Roman Catholic researcher of the early twentieth century, notes that Ricci's account of Chinese Jews indicates that there were only in the range of ten or twelve Jewish families in Kaifeng in the late sixteenth to early seventeenth centuries, ''De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas'', p. 108 in Gallagher's English translation (1953) and that they had reportedly resided there for five or six hundred years. It was also stated in the manuscripts that there was a greater number of Jews in Hangzhou. This could be taken to suggest that loyal Jews fled south along with the soon-to-be crowned Emperor Gaozong (Emperor Gaozong of Song China) to Hangzhou. In fact, the 1489 stele mentions how the Jews "abandoned Bianliang" (Kaifeng) after the Jingkang Incident. - Hangzhou Zhejiang WikiPedia:Hangzhou Dmoz:Regional Asia China Zhejiang Hangzhou Commons:Hangzhou


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