However, much has happened since it went up, including the Blogger outage. Scroll down for a report on that. More new posts will be added below this one. The essay below is the conclusion of the ninth part in a series by Takuan Seiyo. See the list at the bottom of this post for links to the previous installments. Their main endeavor has been to enforce their compulsory e.
Celtic Myth and Moonlight
Early history[ edit ] Inspired by the French Gendarmerie , the corps was created by King Victor Emmanuel I of Savoy with the aim of providing the Kingdom of Sardinia with a police corps. Previously, police duties were managed by the Dragoni di Sardegna Corps, created in and composed of volunteers. After French soldiers had occupied Turin at the end of the 18th century and later abandoned it to the Kingdom of Piedmont , the Royal Carabinieri Corps was instituted under the Royal Patents of 13 July The divisions were further divided into companies and subdivided into lieutenancies, which commanded and coordinated the local police stations and were distributed throughout the national territory in direct contact with the public.
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Sacred groves of India In India, sacred groves are scattered all over the country, and do enjoy protection. Prior to these forest regions were not recognized under any of the existing laws. But in an amendment was brought in Wildlife Protection Act, to include Sacred Groves under the act. Some NGOs work with local villagers to protect such groves. Each grove is associated with a presiding deity, and the groves are referred to by different names in different parts of India.
They were maintained by local communities with hunting and logging strictly prohibited within these patches. While most of these sacred deities are associated with local Hindu gods, sacred groves of Islamic and Buddhist origins are also known. Sacred groves occur in a variety of places — from scrub forests in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan maintained by the Bishnois , to rain forests in the Kerala Western Ghats.
Himachal Pradesh in the North and Kerala in the South are specifically known for their large numbers of sacred groves. The Kodavas of Karnataka maintained over sacred groves in Kodagu alone. Experts believe that the total number of sacred groves could be as high as , Threats to the groves include urbanization, and over-exploitation of resources. While many of the groves are looked upon as abode of Hindu gods, in the recent past a number of them have been partially cleared for construction of shrines and temples.
There are sacred groves in Ernakulam region in a place named Mangatoor in Kerala.
A distinct feature that sets kokles apart from most of the other string instruments is that the strings don’t rest on a bridge , making the sound quieter, but richer in timbre. The strings may be of brass or steel. Traditionally, there were 6—9 strings which later increased to 10 and more. There are also some playing differences between the regional types of Latgale and Kurzeme instruments.
Skopje, Kumanovo, and Bitola have sizable (15 to 50 percent) communities of Albanian speakers, whereas the western Macedonian centers of Tetova (Tetovo), Gostivar, and Dibra (Debar), along with the Struga area, all have an Albanian majority.
If you’ve arrived on this page then we already know that you think Latinas are hot, but you’re probably looking for tips on how you go about finding yourself a Latin wife or girlfriend, right? In that case we’ve put together a guide on finding Latin women for marriage, or just how to go about dating hot Latina girls until you find the woman of your dreams. It is not really that complicated if you have a plan. Beautiful Latin Ladies The first, and most obvious reason, for dating women from South America and the Caribbean is their natural beauty.
The ethnic mix of Native American, European and Caribbean genetics has created a specific type of beauty you won’t find anywhere else in the world. So, the main reason most Western guys want to date women from Latin America is that women just as beautiful as Eva Mendes and Salma Hayek live in these countries, and many of them are single. Latinas are also far more passionate about life in general than most of their American or European “rivals”. Instead of sitting on the sofa all day watching reality TV shows, South American women want to get out and live life, enjoying everything it has to offer.
These girls live life to the fullest and that includes the importance they place on family, both their own family, and the children they want to have once they meet the right man.
10 Reasons Why You Should Marry a Foreigner (Like I Did)
Kim Hyeyoung What with all of the fantastic American men around, what made me choose to tie the knot with a foreigner? How about this fun, tongue-in-cheek, stereotypical rundown of some of my favorites ignoring, of course, all of the challenges that go into an international marriage — you can find those in my post 10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Marry a Foreigner? Let the countdown begin… Whether they grow up on a farm, in the city, poor or rich, they just have an air of sophistication about them.
He thinks I am fascinating.
Foreigners are funny! Or so say a good number of comedy shows. The jokes practically write themselves; foreigners mangle the language (especially idioms) in funny ways, they are ignorant of customs in the show’s home country, and they have their own bizarre little customs that make no sense. They will either be unsure of themselves, or (more frequently) totally oblivious to how odd everybody.
At first there was nothing forbidden about it at all — we met, we did the right thing and approached her father for permission, he gave us the green light, preparations for the engagement ceremony were made — everything was perfect. Take a look at my other site: I take my hat off to you blokes for doing that. It was either this or we stop seeing each other altogether.
I had to make a serious choice then and there, without even knowing this girl properly, about whether or not I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. I was pretty scared at this point. I was fortunate that I had these people to back me up. There were lots of questions about religion and family too. From then on I was treated like part of the family.
Also related to this basic root are the Turkish and Greek words for Albanians and the Albanian language. The latter explanation may, however, simply be a folk etymology or constitute the reason why Albanians identify themselves with the eagle. Albanians can be divided into two cultural groups: The geographic border between the two groups, based on dialect, runs roughly along the Shkumbin River, which flows through the central town of Elbasan to the Adriatic Sea.
Ynglinga saga, the first book of Heimskringla, first mentions a Yule feast in After , it is the main feast of the year. Saga of Hákon the Good credits King Haakon I of Norway with the Christianization of Norway, as well as rescheduling the date of Yule to coincide with Christian celebrations held at the time.
Or so say a good number of comedy shows. The jokes practically write themselves; foreigners mangle the language especially idioms in funny ways , they are ignorant of customs in the show’s home country, and they have their own bizarre little customs that make no sense. They will either be unsure of themselves, or more frequently totally oblivious to how odd everybody finds them.
This is incredibly old, probably dating back to when cavemen joked about people in the cave down the field. The Funny Foreigner is a Cyclic Trope. In the 19th and early 20th Centuries, it seems like at least half of all the Western comedy in existence consisted of this trope Vaudeville , British music-hall performers Gradually, from the s on it become a Discredited Trope due to changing sensibilities.
Then it became so rare that it seemed daring and forbidden, and thus became popular again. This can lead to the trope being discredited for some generations and not for others.
Lithuanian National Defence Foundation Speakers: Samuel Gardiner, Jamestown Foundation and Dr. March 2—3, Highlighting the importance of a more accessible discourse about security and defence, Lithuanian National Defence Foundation carried out this project aimed at initiating active and consistent discussions among key regional stakeholders — policy makers, NGOs, media representatives, and others. Lithuanian National Defence Foundation invited two keynote U.
The section through the Baltic may be relatively short in terms of the trail as a whole, but it offers a remarkably wide range of countryside, culture and history, as well as the opportunity to discover three countries in quick succession.
Ethnic relations in Lithuania History of Lithuania is often presented in very different lights depending on whoever writes it. The reason for this is that for different groups of Lithuania’s people each period tend to bring extremely different prospects. At the same time some groups prevailed, others were persecuted or even murdered en masse and vice-versa.
Naturally often perhaps subconsciously , a person from a particular group, even if he is a historian, tends to put more emphasis on his or her own group, consider their losses to be more tragic, their own mistakes to be less grave, and their own victories to be more glorious. This article aims to present all the standpoints on the history of Lithuania and the reasons why they exist by explaining the ethnic relations in Lithuania in every period of its turbulent history.
The article is grouped by periods, and then by pairs of ethnicities. First, however, we present a rough scheme of Lithuanian history which shows what was the situation for each group during each historical period, ranging from 1 which means genocide to 9 which means domination beyond the borders of modern-day Lithuania. This diagram is capable of explaining differing opinions on various eras.
Of course, this diagram is a simplification: Diagram of the position of the ethnicities in Lithuania in different years. Grand Duchy of Lithuania Grand Duchy of Lithuania largely peacefully expanded southwards and eastwards to become the largest country in Medieval Europe, ruling Ukrainians and Belarusians. However, being pagan, Lithuanians were also outcasts of Europe, having German crusades launched against them.
Lithuanians expanded their country into Belarusian and Ukrainian lands by peaceful means, such as marriages.