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Lebanon ( The earliest evidence of civilization in Lebanon dates back more than seven thousand years, predating recorded history.[8] Lebanon was the home of the Phoenicians, a maritime culture that flourished for over a thousand years (c. 1550–539 BC). In 64 BC, the region came under the rule of the Roman Empire, and eventually became one of the Empire's leading centers of Christianity. In the Mount Lebanon range a monastic tradition known as the Maronite Church was established. Etymology[edit] The name Lebanon originates from the Semitic root LBN (لبن), meaning "white", likely a reference to the snow-capped Mount Lebanon.[14] Occurrences of the name have been found in different texts from the library of Ebla,[15] which date to the third millennium BC, nearly 70 times in the Hebrew Bible, and three of the twelve tablets of the Epic of Gilgamesh (perhaps as early as 2100 BC).[16] The name is recorded in Ancient Egyptian as Rmnn, where R stood for Canaanite L.[17] History[edit] Related:  Wikipedia B

Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan Location map of Hell's Kitchen in Manhattan. Once a bastion of poor and working-class Irish Americans, Hell's Kitchen's proximity to Midtown has changed it over the last three decades of the 20th century and into the new millennium. The 1969 edition of the City Planning Commission's Plan for New York City reported that development pressures related to its Midtown location were driving people of modest means from the area. Today, the area is gentrifying. Geography[edit] Southern boundary Eastern boundary Northern boundary Western boundary The western boundary is the Hudson River. Name[edit] Hell's Kitchen gear for sale in the Video Cafe on Ninth Avenue Several explanations exist for the original name. When, in 1835, Davy Crockett said, "In my part of the country, when you meet an Irishman, you find a first-rate gentleman; but these are worse than savages; they are too mean to swab hell's kitchen." Local historian Mary Clark explained the name thus: Alternative names[edit] History[edit] Other Areas

Imperial Tobacco Imperial Tobacco is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately £24.3 billion as of 23 December 2011, the 19th-largest of any company with a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange.[5] History[edit] 1901 to 2000[edit] 2 ounces (57 g) tin for J&F Bell "Three Nuns" tobacco The Imperial Tobacco Company was created in 1901 through the amalgamation of thirteen British tobacco and cigarette companies: W.D. & H.O. In 1902 the Imperial Tobacco Company and the American Tobacco Company agreed to form a joint venture: the British-American Tobacco Company Ltd.[6] The parent companies agreed not to trade in each other's domestic territory and to assign trademarks, export businesses and overseas subsidiaries to the joint venture. In 1985, the Company acquired the Peoples Drugstore chain and all subsidiaries from A. 2000 to present[edit] The Reemtsma head office in Hamburg, Germany Products[edit] Cigarettes[edit]

Prambanan Candi Prambanan or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). The temple compound is located approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) northeast of the city of Yogyakarta on the boundary between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces.[1] The temple compound, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia, and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia. It is characterized by its tall and pointed architecture, typical of Hindu temple architecture, and by the towering 47-metre-high (154 ft) central building inside a large complex of individual temples.[2] Prambanan attracts many visitors from across the world.[3] Etymology[edit] History[edit] Construction[edit] The Prambanan temple compound amid the morning mist. Abandonment[edit] Rediscovery[edit] The ruins of Prambanan c. 1895, soon after their rediscovery.

Hughenden Manor Hughenden Manor, the garden facade. Hughenden Manor is a red brick Victorian mansion, located in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. In the 19th century, it was the country house of the Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli. Today, it is owned by the National Trust and fully open to the public. The house sits on the brow of the hill to the west of the main A4128 road that links Hughenden to High Wycombe (Ordnance survey reference 165:SU866955). History[edit] The manor of Hughenden is first recorded in 1086, when formerly part of Queen Edith's lands it was held by William, son of Oger the Bishop of Bayeux, and was assessed for tax at 10 hides. Disraeli's house[edit] The present house was built towards the end of the 18th century and was of a stuccoed and of unassuming design.[3] However, in 1862 the Disraelis had the house remodelled by the architect Edward Buckton Lamb. Hughenden Manor, the entrance facade. The house is of three floors. Grounds[edit] After Disraeli[edit] Modern history[edit]

Borobudur Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument consists of six square platforms topped by three circular platforms and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.[1] A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside a perforated stupa. It is the world’s largest Buddhist temple,[2][3] as well as one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world.[4] Evidence suggests Borobudur was constructed in the 9th century and abandoned following the 14th-century decline of Hindu kingdoms in Java and the Javanese conversion to Islam.[7] Worldwide knowledge of its existence was sparked in 1814 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, then the British ruler of Java, who was advised of its location by native Indonesians. Etymology[edit] Borobudur stupas overlooking a mountain. The name Bore-Budur, and thus BoroBudur, is thought[by whom?] Location[edit] Ancient lake[edit]

Battle of Bir Hakeim Bir Hakeim (Arabic pronunciation: [biʔr ħaˈkiːm]; sometimes written Bir Hacheim) is a remote oasis in the Libyan desert, and the former site of a Turkish fort. During the Battle of Gazala, the 1st Free French Division of Général de brigade Marie Pierre Kœnig defended the site from 26 May-11 June 1942 against much larger attacking German and Italian forces directed by Generaloberst Erwin Rommel. The battle was later used for propaganda purposes by all involved parties. Tobruk was taken 10 days later by Rommel's troops.[2][6] Rommel continued to advance against delaying actions by the British until halted at the First Battle of El Alamein in July. Général Bernard Saint-Hillier said in an October 1991 interview: "A grain of sand had curbed the Axis advance, which reached Al-Alamein only after the arrival of the rested British divisions: this grain of sand was Bir Hakeim. Background[edit] Strategic situation in summer 1942[edit] The fort at Bir Hakeim[edit] Battle[edit] The first assault[edit]

Kalasan History[edit] Also to build a vihara (monastery) for buddhist monks from Sailendra family's realm. Panangkaran awarded the Kalaça village to sangha (buddhist monastic community).[1] According to the date of this inscription, Kalasan temple is the oldest among temples built in the Prambanan Plain. Despite being renovated and partially rebuilt during the Dutch colonial era, the temple currently is in poor condition. Compared to other temples nearby such as Prambanan, Sewu, and Sambisari the temple is not well maintained. Architecture[edit] The giant Kala's head on the southern door One of the niches on the wall of Kalasan temple adorned with carvings of Kala giant and scene of deities in svargaloka The roof of the temple is designed in three sections. The temple is facing east, with eastern room also served as access to main central room. On the outer wall of the temple found the traces of plaster called vajralepa (lit: diamond plaster). See also[edit] Candi of Indonesia Notes[edit] Coordinates:

Thomas Moore Early life[edit] Thomas Moore was born at 12 Aungier-street in Dublin, Ireland, on 28 May 1779.[1] over his father's grocery shop, his father being from the Kerry Gaeltacht and his mother, Anastasia Codd, from Wexford. He had two younger sisters, Kate and Ellen. First success[edit] The soldier and politician Lord Moira was a major early patron of Moore. For many years Moore hoped his connection with him would lead to public office but he was ultimately disappointed. In 1799 he travelled to London to study law at the Middle Temple. North America[edit] From Norfolk he travelled across the United States and Canada in a Grand Tour. Duel and marriage[edit] Lord Jeffrey whom Moore nearly fought in a duel in 1806 after a bad review of his work. It was after this trip that he published his book, Epistles, Odes, and Other Poems, which featured a paean to the historic Cohoes Falls called Lines Written at the Cohos [sic], or Falls of the Mohawk River, among other famous verses. Irish Melodies[edit]

Sewu History[edit] Construction[edit] According to the Kelurak inscription (dated from 782) and Manjusrigrha inscription (dated from 792), which was found in 1960, the original name of the temple complex was probably "Manjusri grha" (The House of Manjusri). The Manjusrigrha temple was the largest Buddhist temple built in Prambanan Plain region, predates the nearby Prambanan Shivaist temple by over 70 years, and predates Borobudur for about 37 years. The temple was probably expanded and completed during Rakai Pikatan's rule, a prince whom married to a Buddhist princess of Sailendra dynasty, Pramodhawardhani. Rediscovery[edit] A lithograph of Tjandi Sewoe ruins near Prambanan, circa 1859. The Sewu and Prambanan temple attracted international attention in early 19th century during colonial Dutch East Indies era. Sewu main temple before reconstruction. In 1867 Van Kinsbergen took some photographs of Candi Sewu, after an earthquake had caused the dome in main temple collapsed. The main temple[edit]

Edmund Dudley Edmund Dudley (c. 1462[1] or 1471/1472[2] – 17 August 1510) was an English administrator and a financial agent of King Henry VII. He served as Speaker of the House of Commons and President of the King's Council. After the accession of Henry VIII, he was imprisoned in the Tower of London and executed the next year on a treason charge. While waiting for his execution he wrote The Tree of Commonwealth. Career[edit] Edmund Dudley was the son of Sir John Dudley of Atherington, and a grandson of John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley. During his imprisonment, Dudley sought to gain the favour of King Henry VIII by writing a treatise in support of absolute monarchy, called The Tree of Commonwealth.[1] It may, however, never have reached the king. Marriages and issue[edit] Edmund Dudley married twice: Notes[edit] References[edit] Gunn, S.J. (2010): "Dudley, Edmund (c.1462–1510)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, online edn. External links[edit] The Tree of Common Wealth

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts KKR & Co. L.P. (formerly known as Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.) is an American multinational private equity firm, specializing in leveraged buyouts, headquartered in New York. The firm sponsors and manages private equity investment funds. The firm was founded in 1976 by Jerome Kohlberg, Jr., and cousins Henry Kravis and George R. KKR is headquartered in New York City with 13 additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia.[1] In October 2009, KKR listed shares in the company, through KKR & Co. an affiliate that holds 30% of the firm's ownership equity, with the remainder held by the firm's partners. The Firm KKR[edit] KKR is operated by its managing partners Henry Kravis and George R. KKR invests primarily through leveraged buyouts as well as growth capital investments (including "PIPE" investments in public companies). Investment funds and other affiliates[edit] Private equity funds[edit] Source: Preqin,[12] SEC Filings[2] KKR Financial[edit] KKR Private Equity Investors[edit]

Kim Beazley This article is about the former Australian Labor Party Leader. For Beazley's father, see Kim Edward Beazley. Early life[edit] Beazley was born in Perth, Western Australia.[2] His father, Kim Beazley Snr, was the Labor MP for Fremantle from 1945 to 1977 and education minister in the Whitlam Government (1972–75). His mother, Betty Judge, is a former Australian athletics champion and record-holder. Beazley's uncle, the Reverend Syd Beazley, brother of Kim Beazley Snr, was one of the more than 1,000 prisoners of war who died in sinking of the SS Montevideo Maru, in July 1942. Beazley contracted polio as a child, at the age of six.[3] Beazley was educated at Hollywood Senior High School and the University of Western Australia, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and subsequently a Master of Arts. Political career[edit] Career in government[edit] Beazley (middle) in 1986 Beazley's hold on Swan grew increasingly tenuous over the years. First term as Labor leader[edit] Bibliography[edit]

Nefertari Nefertari, also known as Nefertari Meritmut, was one of the Great Royal Wives (or principal wives) of Ramesses the Great.[1] Nefertari means 'Beautiful Companion' and Meritmut means 'Beloved of [the Goddess] Mut'. She is one of the best known Egyptian queens, next to Cleopatra, Nefertiti and Hatshepsut. Her lavishly decorated tomb, QV66, is the largest and most spectacular in the Valley of the Queens. Ramesses also constructed a temple for her at Abu Simbel next to his colossal monument here. Titles[edit] Nefertari held many different titles, including: Great of Praises (wrt-hzwt), Sweet of Love (bnrt-mrwt), Lady of Grace (nbt-im3t), Great King’s Wife (hmt-niswt-wrt), Great King’s Wife, his beloved (hmt-niswt-wrt meryt.f), Lady of The Two Lands (nbt-t3wy), Lady of all Lands (hnwt-t3w-nbw), Wife of the Strong Bull (hmt-k3-nxt), God’s Wife (hmt-ntr), Mistress of Upper and Lower Egypt (hnwt-Shm’w-mhw).[2] Ramesses II also named her 'The one for whom the sun shines'. Family[edit]