The American Friends of the Louvre (AFL) is an organisation which seeks to raise awareness of the Louvre’s collections and museum expertise and helps to make the Louvre’s exhibitions and permanent collection more accessible to all English-speaking visitors. AFL was founded by the Musée du Louvre in 2002 to strengthen ties between the Louvre and the American public and formalize the longstanding generosity of American patrons.
Central Plaza is the third tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong. With a height of 374 m (1,227 ft), Central Plaza is only surpassed by 2 IFC and the ICC in Central. The building is located at 18 Harbour Road, in Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island. It was the tallest building in Asia from 1992 to 1996, until the Shun Hing Square in Shenzhen, People's Republic of China, was built. The 78-storey building was completed in August 1995.
The economy of Samoa is dependent on agricultural exports, development aid and private family remittances from overseas. The country is vulnerable to devastating storms. Agriculture employs two-thirds of the labor force, and furnishes 90% of exports, featuring coconut cream, coconut oil, natural gas and copra. Outside of a large automotive wire harness factory, the manufacturing sector mainly processes agricultural products.
Super Bowl XVIII was an American football game played on January 22, 1984, at Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Florida, deciding the National Football League (NFL) champion following the 1983 regular season. The American Football Conference (AFC) champion Los Angeles Raiders (15–4) defeated the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Washington Redskins (163), 38–9. The Raiders' 38 points and their 29 point margin of victory were both Super Bowl records until Super Bowl XX.
In Aboriginal mythology, Erathipa is a boulder that has the shape of a pregnant woman; contained within Erathipa are the souls of dead children which can inhabit the bodies of fertile young women. This was known only by the supreme ones of the ancient aborigines, also known as the Chockolia. The fertility stone has an opening on one side. The tribes of central Australia have...
Humiliation (also called stultification) is the abasement of pride, which creates mortification or leads to a state of being humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission. It can be brought about through bullying, intimidation, physical or mental mistreatment or trickery, or by embarrassment if a person is revealed to have committed a socially or legally unacceptable act.
In computer science, in the field of databases, timestamp-based concurrency control is a non-lock concurrency control method, used in relational databases to safely handle transactions, using timestamps.
James Alfred Van Allen (September 7, 1914–August 9, 2006) was an American space scientist at the University of Iowa. The Van Allen radiation belts were named after him, following the 1958 satellite missions in which Van Allen had argued that a Geiger counter should be used to detect charged particles.
The Institute of Management Accountants' Certified Management Accountant certification is a comprehensive credentialing program that assesses mastery of the management accounting and financial management body of knowledge. Subject matter includes economics, corporate finance, cost management, internal controls, performance measurement, financial reporting, decision analysis, organization management, and strategic planning, with a strong emphasis on ethics.
The Berlin Wall was a concrete barrier built by the German Democratic Republic that completely enclosed the city of West Berlin, separating it from East Germany, including East Berlin. The Wall included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, which circumscribed a wide area (later known as the "death strip") that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses.
Zaibatsu is a Japanese term referring to industrial and financial business conglomerates in the Empire of Japan, whose influence and size allowed for control over significant parts of the Japanese economy from the Meiji period until the end of World War II.
Géza Lóczi is a Hungarian American car designer, Director of Design at Volvo Monitoring Concept Center(VMCC in Camarillo, California). He started drawing cars at the age of nine. When he was twelve, he carved cars out of wood and started painting them. He entered the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild, a model car competition sponsored by General Motors.