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Howl. "Howl" is a poem written by Allen Ginsberg in 1955, published as part of his 1956 collection of poetry titled Howl and Other Poems.


Ginsberg began work on "Howl" as early as 1954. In the Paul Blackburn Tape Archive at the University of California, San Diego, Ginsberg can be heard reading early drafts of his poem to his fellow writing associates. "Howl" is considered to be one of the great works of American literature.[1][2] It came to be associated with the group of writers known as the Beat Generation, which included Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs.[1] There is no foundation to the myth that "Howl" was written as a performance piece and later published by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti of City Lights Books.

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Early life[edit] Crown prince[edit] The Crown Prince, popularly known to the people of Bhutan as 'Dasho Khesar', accompanied his father in his many tours throughout the Kingdom to meet and speak to the people.

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

He also officially represented Bhutan on several international events. On May 8, 2002, he represented Bhutan at the 27th UN General Assembly and made his first speech to the United Nations where he addressed issues related to the welfare of millions of children around the globe to world leaders.[6] He attended Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 60th Anniversary Celebrations on 12–13 June 2006 in Bangkok along with royals from 25 countries.[6] The youngest of the visiting royals, the 26-year-old prince caused a sensation, giving rise to a legion of female fans in Thailand.

The Thai press dubbed him "Prince Charming," publishing his photograph and running stories about him as well as Bhutan for several weeks after he had left Thailand. Ragnarök. The north portal of the 11th century Urnes stave church has been interpreted as containing depictions of snakes and dragons that represent Ragnarök In Norse mythology, Ragnarök is a series of future events, including a great battle foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki), the occurrence of various natural disasters, and the subsequent submersion of the world in water.


Afterward, the world will resurface anew and fertile, the surviving and returning gods will meet, and the world will be repopulated by two human survivors. Ragnarök is an important event in the Norse canon, and has been the subject of scholarly discourse and theory. The event is attested primarily in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. Mythology[edit] The Old Norse word "ragnarok" is a compound of two words.

Andy McNab. DCM MM (born 28 December 1959), usually known by his pseudonym Andy McNab,[1] is an English novelist and former SAS sergeant.

Andy McNab

McNab came into public prominence in 1993, when he published his account of the Special Air Service (SAS) patrol Bravo Two Zero, for which he had been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in 1991.[2] He had previously received the Military Medal in 1980, awarded for an action whilst serving with the Royal Green Jackets in Northern Ireland during 1979.[3] Early life[edit] McNab was born on 28 December 1959. Irshad Manji. Irshad Manji; (born 1968) is a Canadian author, professor and advocate of a "reform and progressive" interpretation of Islam.

Irshad Manji

Manji is the founder and director of the Moral Courage Project at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, which aims to teach young leaders "to make values-driven decisions for the sake of their integrity -- professional and personal. "[1] Are You Better Than Don Draper? Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Dutch: [ɑˈjaːn ˈɦirsi ˈaːli] ( When she was eight, Hirsi Ali's family left Somalia for Saudi Arabia, then Ethiopia, and eventually settled in Kenya.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, fifth-generation multirole fighters under development to perform ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions with stealth capability.

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

The F-35 has three main models; the F-35A is a conventional takeoff and landing variant, the F-35B is a short take-off and vertical-landing variant, and the F-35C is a carrier-based variant. The F-35 is descended from the X-35, the product of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. It is being designed and built by an aerospace industry team led by Lockheed Martin.

Other major F-35 industry partners include Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney and BAE Systems. The F-35 took its first flight on 15 December 2006. F-35 JSF development is being principally funded by the United States with additional funding from partners. Joint Strike Fighter program. Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is a development and acquisition program intended to replace a wide range of existing fighter, strike, and ground attack aircraft for the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, The Netherlands and their allies.

Joint Strike Fighter program

After a competition between the Boeing X-32 and the Lockheed Martin X-35, a final design was chosen based on the X-35. Boeing X-32. "X-32" redirects here.

Boeing X-32

For 32-lane (x32) PCI Express slots, see PCI Express. Lockheed Martin X-35. The Lockheed Martin X-35 was an experimental aircraft developed by Lockheed Martin for the Joint Strike Fighter Program.

Lockheed Martin X-35

It was declared the winner over the Boeing X-32 and went on to enter production in the early 21st century as the F-35 Lightning II. Development[edit] Original F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Logo The Joint Strike Fighter evolved out of several requirements for a common fighter to replace existing types. The actual JSF development contract was signed on 16 November 1996. Cameron Baird. Cameron Stewart Baird VC, MG (7 June 1981 – 22 June 2013) was an Australian soldier and posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross for Australia. This was the 100th awarding of the medal to an Australian, including earlier awards of the Imperial Victoria Cross.[2] Early life[edit] Baird was born in Burnie, Tasmania in 1981.

Along with his family, he moved to Victoria in 1984 and grew up in Gladstone Park, a north western suburb of Melbourne.[3][4] Baird was educated at Gladstone Park Secondary College.[4] Baird was a talented junior Australian rules footballer who played with the Calder Cannons and later played in the Victorian Football League.[5] Medal for Gallantry[edit] List of Prime Ministers of Australia by time in office. This is a list of Prime Ministers of Australia by time in office. Indigenous Australians. The earliest definite human remains found to date are that of Mungo Man, which have been dated at about 40,000 years old (although comparison of the mitochondrial DNA with that of ancient and modern Aborigines indicate Mungo Man is unrelated to Australian Aborigines).

However, the time of arrival of the ancestors of Indigenous Australians is a matter of debate among researchers, with estimates dating back as far as 125,000 years ago.[6] There is great diversity among different Indigenous communities and societies in Australia, each with its own unique mixture of cultures, customs and languages. In present-day Australia these groups are further divided into local communities.[7] Indigenous Australia[edit] Terminology[edit] Though Indigenous Australians are seen as being broadly related as part of what has been called the Australoid race,[13] there are significant differences in social, cultural and linguistic customs between the various Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups.

John Howard. Paul Keating. Early life and education[edit] Keating grew up in Bankstown, a working-class suburb of Sydney. He was one of four children born to Matthew Keating, a boilermaker and trade union representative of Irish Catholic descent, and his wife Minnie. His siblings include Anne Keating, a company director and businesswoman. Leaving De La Salle College – now known as LaSalle Catholic College – at the age of 15, Keating decided not to pursue higher education, and instead worked as a pay clerk at Sydney's electricity authority. He then worked as research assistant for a trade union, having joined the Labor Party as soon as he was eligible. Coalition casualties in Afghanistan. Coalition fatalities per month since the start of the war[1] In addition to these deaths in Afghanistan, another 34 U.S. and one Canadian soldier were killed in other countries while supporting operations in Afghanistan.

The total also omits the 62 Spanish soldiers returning from Afghanistan who died in Turkey on 26 May 2003, when their plane crashed. War in Afghanistan (2001–present) U.S. President George W. Bush demanded that the Taliban hand over Osama bin Laden and expel al-Qaeda. Cameron Baird. Automotive industry in China. Ted Bundy. Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy (born Theodore Robert Cowell; November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) was an American serial killer, rapist, kidnapper, and necrophile who assaulted and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s and possibly earlier.

After more than a decade of denials, he confessed shortly before his execution to 30 homicides committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978; the true total remains unknown, and could be much higher. Bundy was regarded as handsome and charismatic by his young female victims, traits he exploited in winning their trust. He typically approached them in public places, feigning injury or disability, or impersonating an authority figure, before overpowering and assaulting them at more secluded locations.

He sometimes revisited his secondary crime scenes for hours at a time, grooming and performing sexual acts with the decomposing corpses until putrefaction and destruction by wild animals made further interaction impossible. Operation Red Wings. Plug-in electric vehicle. A plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) is any motor vehicle that can be recharged from any external source of electricity, such as wall sockets, and the electricity stored in the rechargeable battery packs drives or contributes to drive the wheels.

PEV is a superset of electric vehicles that includes all-electric or battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), and electric vehicle conversions of hybrid electric vehicles and conventional internal combustion engine vehicles.[1][2][3] Plug-in cars have several benefits compared to conventional internal combustion engine vehicles. Aaron Swartz. Love (sculpture) Duyfken. Duyfken (also Duifken or Duijfken) ("little dove" in English, "duifje" in modern Dutch) was a small Dutch ship built in the Netherlands.

Mary Magdalene. "Mary Madeline" redirects here. For the American political activist, see Mary Matalin. Mary Magdalene (original Greek Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνή),[2] or Mary of Magdala and sometimes The Magdalene, is a religious figure in Christianity. Mary Magdalene traveled with Jesus as one of his followers. Man ray. Oedipus. Siamese revolution of 1932. Edward VIII. Battle of Jutland. Trinity College, Cambridge. United Grand Lodge of England. Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook. E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax. Winston Churchill. Religious ecstasy. Time perception. Paul Keating. Four Modernizations. Nemesis (mythology) Hutong. Prince Harry. Stowe School. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Nemesis (mythology) H. L. Mencken.