Malaysia Malaysia ( i/məˈleɪʒə/ mə-LAY-zhə or Malaysia has its origins in the Malay Kingdoms present in the area which, from the 18th century, became subject to the British Empire. The country is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, which plays a large role in politics. Etymology "Malaysia" used as a label for the Malay Archipelago on a 1914 map from a United States atlas The name "Malaysia" is a combination of the word "Malay" and the Latin/Greek suffix -sia/-σία. The word Melayu in the Malay may derive from the Tamil words Malai and ur meaning "mountain" and "city, land", respectively. Malayadvipa was the word used by ancient Indian traders when referring to the Malay Peninsula. Whether or not it originated from these roots, it the word "melayu" or "mlayu" may have been used in early Malay/Javanese to mean to steadily accelerate or run. History A Famosa fortress in Malacca was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century. Government and politics
Outline of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein – tiny, doubly landlocked alpine country located in Western Europe, bordered by Switzerland to its west and by Austria to its east. Mountainous, it is a winter-sport destination. It is also a tax haven. Despite this, it is not heavily urbanised. Many cultivated fields and small farms characterise its landscape both in the north (Unterland) and in the south (Oberland). It is the smallest German-speaking country in the world. General reference Geography of Liechtenstein Switzerland 41 km Austria 35 km Coastline: none Environment of Liechtenstein Natural geographic features of Liechtenstein Regions of Liechtenstein Ecoregions of Liechtenstein Administrative divisions of Liechtenstein Municipalities of Liechtenstein Municipalities of Liechtenstein Demography of Liechtenstein Government and politics of Liechtenstein Main article: Government of Liechtenstein and Politics of Liechtenstein Elections in Liechtenstein Table
Pistes pour une régulation mondiale à inventer Introduction. Pistes pour une régulation mondiale à inventer LA MONDIALISATION peut se décliner d’au moins quatre manières différentes. Elle marque d’abord l’arrivée des grandes civilisations que sont l’Inde et la Chine dans le jeu du capitalisme mondial. La redistribution géographique des centres et des périphéries Reprenons chacun de ces points. Quelle action politique ? Si, comme le croit la majorité des économistes, les destructions d’emplois dues au commerce mondial ne représentent qu’une part faible, largement minoritaire, des destructions d’emplois du capitalisme ordinaire, il serait erroné d’en conclure qu’il ne faut rien faire de spécifique en ce domaine. Les tensions à venir Mais la mondialisation marque une autre rupture : l’émergence de phénomènes écologiques et énergétiques inédits. Quelles institutions pour une régulation mondiale ? Daniel Cohen*
Scientist claim to possibly have found Pyramid like structures in Antarctica - Think Research Expose | Think Research Expose Reposted from: AllVoices.com Pyramids have been discovered in the Antarctic, according to a news article on Scienceray.com. A team of 8 explorers from America and Europe claim to have found evidence of three man made pyramids ‘peaking’ through the melting ice, states the author: “Can it be possible that Antarctica was once warm enough in the recent past to actually have had an ancient civilization living there? Amazingly a team of researchers is making the claim that they have found evidence of several ancient pyramids on the ice covered continent of Antarctica. I will let you be the judge on if these pictures truly display artificial pyramids or just the rocky tops of mountains but the images are intriguing and definitely warrant further research in my opinion. Read more:
Wales - Education - Iron Age Celts - Factfile Ancestral Lines 2 clicks please Evolutionary biologists use a cladogram, the treelike diagram of evolutionary branches or clades, to organize species into lines of evolutionary descent across time. Biologists use three types of evidence to deduce evolutionary connections: genetics, morphology, and geologic dating. (Behavior, normally a key part of evolutionary studies, can only be inferred in extinct species — for example, by examining the ecology in which the species flourished and the species adaptations for eating and locomotion.) Analyses of primate fossils and the genetic relatedness of living primates converge to the conclusion that humans and chimpanzees branched from a common ancestor about 7 million years ago. DNA recovered from several uncontaminated Neanderthalensis fossils indicated that modern humans and extinct neanderthals diverged about 400,000 years ago; but more recent studies show that they must have interbred within Europe or the Middle East since then.
29 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier There are so many wonderful websites around, and it is difficult to know each and every one of them. The below list provides some of those websites that I find particularly helpful, even though they are not as famous or as prevalent as some of the big names out there. 1. BugMeNot Are you bugged constantly to sign up for websites, even though you do not wish to share your email? 2. This nifty little website tracks whether the emails sent by you were opened and read by the receiver. If you are on a constant lookout of free full length movies, then Zero Dollar movies provides a collection of over 15,000 movies in multiple languages that are available to watch for free on Youtube. 4. Livestream allows you to watch and broadcast events live to viewers on any platform. scr.im converts your email address into a short custom URLs, that can be shared on public websites. 6. TinEye is a Reverse Image search tool which is as accurate as Google’s Reverse Image search tool. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
Download & Streaming : Moving Image Archive : Internet Archive by Internet Archive You are invited to view or upload your videos to the Community collection. These thousands of videos were contributed by Archive users and community members. These videos are available for free download. Please select a Creative Commons License during upload so that others will know what they may (or may not) do with with your video. Click here to upload your video ! This library of arts and music videos features This or That (a burlesque game show), the Coffee House TV arts program, punk bands from Punkcast and live performances from Groove TV. Electric Sheep is a distributed computing project for animating and evolving fractal flames, which are in turn distributed to the networked computers, which display them as a screensaver. Watch full-length feature films, classic shorts, world culture documentaries, World War II propaganda, movie trailers, and films created in just ten hours: These options are all featured in this diverse library! movies eye favorite 2 comment 2
On this day: The fall of Singapore BY 1942 SINGAPORE was one of the jewels in the crown of the British Empire. Complete with the sobriquet 'Gibraltar of the East' for its presumed impregnability, it served as a major shipping and trading hub, an important commercial centre and naval base, and a bastion for burgeoning British interests in South-East Asia. But after a disastrous campaign on the Malay Peninsula as the war in the Pacific got into full swing, overwhelmed British and Australian troops retreated there under the command of Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival and Australian Major-General Gordon Bennett, and with nowhere else to go, set up for a last stand. The British sent the newly built HMS Prince of Wales and the battle-hardened HMS Repulse to aid the defenders, but they were sunk by Japanese torpedo bombers before they could get there. Largest surrender in British war history The battle for Australia "POW stories are central to Australia's history in World War Two," Lachlan says.
Mémorial de la Shoah Le 7 avril 1994 au matin, le génocide des Tutsi au Rwanda débutait à Kigali et allait faire en trois mois plus d'un millions de victimes. Cette date a depuis été désignée par l'ONU Journée internationale de réflexion sur le génocide de 1994 au Rwanda et permet chaque année de se souvenir pour être capable de continuer à agir. En 1994, alors que la France commémorait le 50ème anniversaire des sombres épisodes de la Seconde guerre mondiale, comme la rafle des enfants d'Izieu le 6 avril 1944, et que le "plus jamais ça" résonnait dans tous les esprits, un nouveau génocide débutait au Rwanda. Tout ce qui est mort comme fait, est vivant comme enseignement écrivait Victor Hugo. Notre devoir de mémoire est plus que jamais au coeur du présent et de l'avenir. En savoir plus
Pop in the age of the atomic bomb On 11 October 1962, the Beatles' first single for EMI, Love Me Do, entered the UK charts. Four days later, the Cuban missile crisis began, when a US reconnaissance plane spotted Soviet missile bases in Cuba. In the days that followed, the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war. The Beatles' extraordinary breakthrough from that date onwards has been put down to a variety of factors, not the least the quality of their music. The Cuban missile crisis was the nearest the world had come to nuclear destruction since 1945, when US atomic bombs fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The relationship between the atomic bomb and postwar popular culture is as intimate as it is complex. In the vacuum of 1945, American youth provided a beacon of hope and the ideal of the teenager took hold. Wanda Jackson's atomic orgasm How did this play out in the popular culture of the immediate postwar period? Some songs internalised the bomb. Only 23,000 weapons to go