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Nikolai Mikhaylovich Przhevalsky[nb 1] April 12 [O.S. 31 March] 1839 – November 1 [O.S. 20 October] 1888), was a Russian geographer[1] and a renowned explorer of Central and Eastern Asia. Although he never reached his ultimate goal, the holy city of Lhasa in Tibet, he traveled through regions then unknown to the West, such as northern Tibet, modern Qinghai and Dzungaria (northern Xinjiang).[2] He contributed significantly to European knowledge of Central Asia and was the first known European to describe the only extant species of wild horse,[3] which is named after him. Biography[edit] Przhevalsky was born in Smolensk into a noble polonized Belarusian family (Polish name is Przewalski), and studied there and at the military academy in St. Petersburg. In 1867, Przhevalsky successfully petitioned the Russian Geographical Society to be dispatched to Irkutsk, in central Siberia. In the following years he made four journeys to Central Asia: Accusations of imperialism and racism[edit] Myth[edit] Nikolay Przhevalsky Nikolay Przhevalsky
Philo Carpenter Philo Carpenter (1805–1886) was Chicago, Illinois' first pharmacist,[1] and an outspoken abolitionist. Born in Savoy, Massachusetts, February 27, 1805, young Philo learned medicine and the pharmaceutical trade in Troy, New York in the drugstore of Amatus Robins, eventually gaining a half interest in the business. There he married Sarah Bridges in May 1830, but she died that November. Joining the Presbyterian Church, in Troy, he gained an interest in missionary work.[2] Business and religion shaped much of the rest of his life. Hearing from his cousin of the opportunities for both business and proselytizing in the then frontier, in 1832, he sold his share of the drugstore. Shipping ahead a supply of drugs and medical equipment, he moved to Chicago, then an unincorporated village clustered around Fort Dearborn. He opened the settlement's first drug store in a log cabin on what is now Lake Street. His pharmaceutical business soon allowed him to become financially solvent again. Philo Carpenter
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This series is about how those in power have used Freud's theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy. Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, changed the perception of the human mind and its workings profoundly. His influence on the 20th century is widely regarded as massive. The documentary describes the impact of Freud's theories on the perception of the human mind, and the ways public relations agencies and politicians have used this during the last 100 years for their engineering of consent. Freud's daughter Anna Freud, a pioneer of child psychology, is mentioned in the second part, as well as Wilhelm Reich, one of the main opponents of Freud's theories. Happiness Machines. The Engineering of Consent. There is a Policeman Inside All of Our Heads, He Must Be Destroyed. Eight People Sipping Wine In Kettering. The Century of the Self The Century of the Self
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Our society is made up of people who are perceived as high status, and people who are perceived as having lower status. A more popular name for a high status individual is an “alpha male” or “alpha female”. Why do some people exude high status whilst others exude low status? First of all, let’s be clear on what we mean by “status” Status as a concept refers to how valuable a person is seen to be in society. High social status implies a person is valuable and dominant in their role in society, often taking on the role of leaders. A low social status person has an air of being more dispensable in their social role, although often they play important supporting roles in society. Internal vs External Status There are two important levels of status: internal status, and external status. Internal status is your personality-driven, inborn tendency of behaviour. It’s the internal status that really matters. What status am I? How ways of speaking can give away your status: 1.) 2.) Related Products Why do I have high or low social status? Why do I have high or low social status?
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Leave a Public Comment for the DAPL E.I.S.! The fight against the Dakota Access pipeline is NOT OVER! Donald Trump is trying to seal the deal on getting this dirty Bakken oil project completed and we need your help to demonstrate that we are not alone in this struggle! The Department of Army has filed a notice of intent to complete an Environmental […] #IndigenousRisingDC Schedule / Events / Actions #IndigenousRisingDC Schedule / Events / Actions Washington DC, 2017 Presidential Inauguration “As protectors and defenders of our communities, rights, and Mother Earth we descend upon Washington DC during the presidential inauguration to express our unified vision of resistance, love and movement.” Photo Essay: Why Are Native Americans Protesting Pipelines? What cause do Native Americans have to believe so much risk is inherent with oil pipelines? BLOG: “The Battle Ahead Lies in our Hearts” by Cherri Foytlin Coalition Statement: What’s Next for the Water Protectors at Standing Rock? Blog and Articles | Indigenous Rising Blog and Articles | Indigenous Rising
The Farm relies on a hardy troupe of volunteers to help keep the animals healthy and happy and to contribute in many ways to the ongoing operation of the Farm and activities. If you are a keen gardener or would like to learn more about gardening, please join us every Tuesday afternoon, from 1.30pm except during the school holidays. No need to call or book, just turn up on the day! Please Note: It is now compulsory for all volunteers to have a current working with children’s check. Contact: Anita Stec, Time: 10am-1pm or 10am-4pm Parking: There is an all day car park next door. Students from a variety of different areas can apply for Work experience at The Collingwood Children's Farm. There are far more students seeking work experience than we can accommodate or properly train. We ask all intending tertiary applicants to carefully address: Please indicate your available dates in your application. Collingwood Children's Farm » Get Involved Collingwood Children's Farm » Get Involved
Cirque de la Symphonie | Arts Centre Melbourne Orchestras have sometimes unkindly been compared with a three-ring circus. Well, here’s the chance to realise that simile. Cirque de la Symphonie brings the MSO together with a host of international circus performers, including aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen. Do not expect the first violins or brass section to down instruments in order to shin up a rope or drop into a safety net (there are health-andsafety limits, after all). Artists Benjamin Northey conductor Cirque de la Symphonie | Arts Centre Melbourne
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Christmas Island Tourism Association - Places of Interest Christmas Island Tourism Association - Places of Interest Christmas Island has many natural attractions that will suit visitors of all ages and levels of fitness. Here are just a sample of some of the beautiful places to visit on your Christmas Island Adventure. Flying Fish Cove Adjacent to the port area and the main mooring sites, the Flying Fish Cove is located at the base of the Settlement area and is home to the Kampong (Malay for village) and the Mosque. The "Cove" is also a great location to join the locals watching the sun setting and slow down to Christmas Island pace. Tai Jin House Located just up the hill beyond Flying Fish Cove, this is the original home of the Administrator of the Island - affectionately known locally as "Buck House". Tai Jin House is also home to the Christmas Island Historical Exhibition which tells the Christmas Island story. A little way past Tai Jin House is the naval installed 1941gun and buildings that were used to defend the Cove during the second World War. The Grotto Track – suitable for 2WD South Point

Genetyka – Skąd pochodzą Słowianie R1a | białczyński W tym dziale znajdziecie wszystkie aktualne artykuły na temat odkryć genetycznych jakie znajdują się na blogu, a także linki do wartościowych stron na ten temat . Oto na przykład fragment artykułu i jeden z nich Księdza Stanisława Pietrzaka z Sanktuarium w Tropiu: Pre-praindoeuropejski ród (genetyczna haplogrupa) R1a-M420 i jego migracja z południowo-wschodniej Azji ku Polsce Haplogrupa to grupa ludzi mająca wspólnego przodka, u którego powstała określona mutacja ( zwana SNP, single nucledotide polimorphism). Sundajski epizod haplogrupy (rodu) R, R1a i R1a-M420 Kiedy i gdzie żył pierwszy ojciec wspólny dla całej gałęzi R1a? Otóż w czasie Wielkiego Zlodowacenia (LGM), gdy poziom oceanu był niższy nawet do 140 m, na terenie wielkiego wówczas lądu, zwanego Sunda (Sundaland), który był południowo-wschodnim przedłużeniem kontynentu azjatyckiego ku Australii, powstała (wyłoniła się) około 47.400 lat temu haplogrupa K-M526. Genetyka – Skąd pochodzą Słowianie R1a | białczyński
About the research Professor Geert Hofstede conducted one of the most comprehensive studies of how values in the workplace are influenced by culture. He analysed a large database of employee value scores collected within IBM between 1967 and 1973. The data covered more than 70 countries, from which Hofstede first used the 40 countries with the largest groups of respondents and afterwards extended the analysis to 50 countries and 3 regions. In the 2010 edition of the book Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind, scores on the dimensions are listed for 76 countries, partly based on replications and extensions of the IBM study on different international populations and by different scholars. Culture only exists by comparison The country scores on the dimensions are relative, as we are all human and simultaneously we are all unique. These relative scores have been proven to be quite stable over time. The evolution of the dimensions More information Dimensions - Geert Hofstede
The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo . Life of Frida With slim sable brushes, Frida Kahlo painstakingly rendered her bold unibrow and mustache in dozens of self-portraits. This same Frida also shaved three years off her age, claiming 1910 to be the year she was born in Coyoacán, Mexico, instead of 1907. Vanity? Hardly. Frida, always her own favorite model, was not about preserving youthful beauty so much as identifying herself with Mexico, her beloved homeland. Frida's "acquired birth year" just so happens to coincide with the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution (1910) and the overthrow of President Porfirio Diaz. If her glaring lie seems jarring and incongruous – disturbing, even, in the face of her usual unabashed candor – reflect for a moment on the juxtaposed images that characterize her paintings. An understanding of Frida Kahlo, the person as well as the paintings, requires a setting aside of conventional thoughts – and dates, as the case may be. An Unconventional Union As individual artists, the pair was wildly productive.
NB! This theme uses a new feature for vocabulary practice 1:1. The teacher can register their classes in order to follow the students’ progress, but this is not necessary. Background A Part of Malala’s Speech in Oslo followed by some illustrated extracts Nobel Peace Prize winners A slideshow of all the winners. Warm-up Timeline Malala’s life in a timeline. Vocabulary Malala Yousafzai Vocabulary Learn 50 words from this theme. Lesson Plans Honoring Malala How one teacher worked with her 3rd year EL learners. Books I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Recommended reading for year 9. Reading The Washington Post A good news article suitable for year 8-9. Listening Malala Yousafzai Flown To U.K. Watching Emma Watson interviews Malala Yousafzai (23:13) about her movie “He named me Malala” Malala Yousafzai Story (32:20) Class Dismissed, a New York Times documentary about Malala’s grassroots struggle, filmed in 2009 partly subtitled. Final Words Related Malala Yousafzai, 8-9 –
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: "I have a dream" The full transcript of the speech.The story behind the speech.Key moments in Dr. King's life.Learn more about the breadth of Dr. King's life (and where you can learn more).In 1963, Dr.
Alana Rene Blanchard (nacida el 5 de marzo de 1990) es una surfista profesional y modelo estadounidense.[1] Blanchard ha surfeado en el ASP World Tour, aunque ella ha indicado que puede que se tome un descanso de competir en el surf en 2015.[2] [3] Blanchard también diseña y hace de modelo para bañadores de Rip Curl, particularmente una línea de trajes de neopreno específicamente para surfear.[4] Alana es hija de Holt Blanchard. Tanto Alana como su padre son amigos de la surfista Bethany Hamilton, y estuvo presente cuando Hamilton fue atacada por un tiburón que le arrancó un brazo.[5] [6] Blanchard fue interpretada por la actriz Lorraine Nicholson en la película de 2011 Soul Surfer. Carrera[editar] Blanchard quedó en primer puesto en el campeonato de 2005 T&C Women's Pipeline.[7] También ha ganado los siguientes campeonatos: Referencias[editar] Volver arriba ↑ «Surfer Profile: Alana Blanchard». Enlaces externos[editar] Alana Blanchard
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