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Kickle Cubicle

Kickle Cubicle is a puzzle game developed by Irem for the arcades in 1988 and ported to Nintendo Entertainment System in 1990. The protagonist Kickle wakes up one day to find his homeland, the Fantasy Kingdom, turned to ice by the Wicked Wizard King; the King has imprisoned the people in Dream Bags. Only Kickle was unaffected. Kickle sets out to save the kingdom with his special freezing breath, which he uses to turn the invaders into ice to use against his foes; the player must travel through the four lands in the Fantasy Kingdom, which Kickle plays in a set order. Each land has a boss at the end. After completing all four lands, the "special game" begins; the player controls Kickle to solve a series of puzzles. The goal of each level is to collect the red Dream Bags. There are several types of deadly enemies. Kickle can use his freezing breath ability to turn some enemies into ice to create walkways on water or to defeat other enemies, he can create a pillar of ice in front of him to act as a block.

The Japanese version tends to have more enemies present in the various levels. In the Japanese version, the player can attempt the different levels of each world in any order. In the North American and European releases, the world order is fixed. Kickle Cubicle at MobyGames Kickle Cubicle review at Retro Game Age

Jewish American Chinese restaurant patronage

Jewish American Chinese restaurant patronage became prominent in the 20th century among Jewish New Yorkers. It has received attention as a paradoxical form of assimilation by embracing an unfamiliar cuisine that eased the consumption of non-kosher foods; the American Jewish habit of eating at Chinese restaurants on Christmas or Christmas Eve is a common stereotype portrayed in film and television, but has a factual basis. The tradition may have arisen from the lack of other open restaurants on Christmas Day, as well as the close proximity of Jewish and Chinese immigrants to each other in New York City. A common stereotype, the relationship Jewish people have with Chinese restaurants during Christmas is well documented; the definitive scholarly and popular treatment of this subject appears in the book A Kosher Christmas:'Tis the Season to Be Jewish by Rabbi Joshua Eli Plaut, Ph. D. in the third chapter entitled "We Eat Chinese Food on Christmas, because we like the food and have yellow fever"" The origin of Jews eating Chinese food dates to the end of the 19th century on the Lower East Side, because Jews and the Chinese lived in proximity to each other.

There were around a million Eastern European Jews living in New York around 1910 and the Jews constituted over "one quarter of the city’s population." The majority of the Chinese immigrated to the Lower East Side from California after the 1880s and many of them went into the restaurant business. The first mention of the Jewish population eating Chinese food was in 1899 in the American Hebrew Weekly journal, they criticized Jews for eating at non-kosher restaurants and having a penchant for Asian women singling out Chinese food. Jews continued to eat at these establishments. In 1936, it was reported that there were eighteen Chinese restaurants open in populated Jewish areas in the Lower East Side. Jews felt more comfortable at these restaurants than they did at the Italian or German eateries that were prevalent during this time period. Joshua Plaut wrote of the origin of Jews eating Chinese food on Christmas: "It dates at least as early as 1935 when The New York Times reported a certain restaurant owner named Eng Shee Chuck who brought chow mein on Christmas Day to the Jewish Children’s Home in Newark.

Over the years, Jewish families and friends gather on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Chinese restaurants across the United States to socialize and to banter, to reinforce social and familiar bonds, to engage in a favorite activity for Jews during the Christmas holiday. The Chinese restaurant has become a place where Jewish identity is made and announced." In lower Manhattan, immigrant Jews would open delis for other Jews, Italians ran restaurants for other Italians, Germans had many places that would serve only Germans, but Chinese restaurant owners "accept Jews and other immigrant and ethnic groups as customers without precondition." More of the Jews and Italians would want to eat at Chinese restaurants than they would want to eat at their own ethnic restaurants. Chinese restaurateurs' lack of anti-Semitism gave Jews a sense of security, they were drawn to the restaurants' exoticism. "Of all the peoples whom immigrant Jews and their children met, of all the foods they encountered in America, the Chinese were the most foreign, the most'un-Jewish'."

A large majority of the Jews saw "eating in Chinese restaurants as an antidote for Jewish parochialism, for the exclusive and overweening emphasis on the culture of the Jews as it had been." Many of the people whom Tuchman and Levine spoke to felt that eating and having relationships with women that were "un-Jewish" showed that they could be "somewhat sophisticated, urbane New Yorkers." The restaurants had unusual wallpaper, eccentric decorations and exotic food names. The generations of Jews who grew up in New York after the initial Eastern European Jews immigrated wanted their identity to be based on cosmopolitan ideals. Chinese food allowed Jews to transition from strict kosher to incorporating non-kosher foods into their diets. Chinese cuisine is "unusually well suited to Jewish tastes because, unlike any other cuisine available in America, traditional Chinese cooking uses milk products whatsoever." While most first-generation Jews living in America practiced kashrut at all times, many second-generation Jews remained strict in their home observance but became more flexible in the foods they ate outside the home.

The nature of Chinese food allowed them to rationalize this decision, as it is "disguised through a process of cutting and mincing. Pork, shrimp and other so-called dietary abominations are no longer viewed in their more natural states." This process of cutting and mincing, referred to as "ko p'eng—'to cut and cook'" in ancient Chinese texts, made the ingredients invisible and thus safe treyf. For instance, pork was wrapped in wontons that looked similar to Jewish kreplach; this gave way to many US-born Jews rejecting kashrut altogether as "impractical and anachronistic". Breaking the rules of kashrut by eating Chinese food allowed the younger generation to assert their independence and further established a "cosmopolitan spirit". Among Orthodox Jewish communities in America, Chinese restaurants which follow Kashruth laws do exist, are under strict Rabbinical Supervision; the relationship that Jews have with Chinese food runs deeper than stereotype. "Eating Chinese has become a meaningful symbol of American Judaism… For in eating Chinese, the Jews found a modern means of expressing their traditional cultural values.

The savoring of Chinese food is now a ritualized celebration of immigration, family and continuity." Chinese food is considered a staple in the J

Bahria Town

Bahria Town Limited. Is an Islamabad-based owned real-estate development company which owns and manages properties across Pakistan. Founded in late-1990s, it established its first gated community developed for the elites in southern Islamabad and with some portions in Rawalpindi, on the Grand Trunk Road, which by mid-2000s had expanded into nine phases divided into two compounds, its second gated community opened in Lahore, influenced by Greco-Roman culture and is built in Southern Lahore. In 2015, it launched the Bahria Town Karachi, the largest of its gated communities, while Bahria Enclave Islamabad is the smallest of them. Most of these communities are large towns in their own right, its oldest community in Southern Islamabad spans over 16,000 hectares; the under-construction Bahria Town Karachi spans over 16,000 hectares and it is the largest owned residential community in the country. Combined, its projects have the capacity to house over a million people. Apart from gated towns, the company owns several shopping complexes including the Mall of Lahore and the under-construction Mall of Islamabad, chain of cinemas under the brand of Cine Gold, a chain of supermarkets under the banner of Green Valley Hypermarket and skyscrapers including the Bahria Icon Tower, the tallest in Pakistan.

The group is the developer of Grand Jamia Mosque, the seventh largest in the world and is constructing the third largest mosque in Karachi. The under-construction Rafi Cricket Stadium when completed will be the largest in the country. On November 2016, Bahria entered into a contract with Hyatt to develop four properties across Pakistan, including two golf resorts, worth combined $600 million; the properties would be owned by Bahria. Bahria projects house upper middle and high income Pakistanis, these communities have private security, ability to restrict access to non-residents and are energy independent from the national grid. Bahria gated communities are home to private schools including those operate by the company, private hospitals and commercial avenues. Bahria has been featured by international news agencies' GlobalPost claimed that in 2013, Bahria houses some 100,000 people in Zone V, Islamabad alone. Newsweek calls it as Pakistan's Gateway to Paradise. On October 6, 2011, the Los Angeles Times referred to Bahria as a'functioning state within a non-functioning one'.

Bahria has been subject to controversies, it is referred to as a symbol of inequality, blamed for illegal encroachment of forests and illegal alliance with military. The original project, the gated community has series of projects, it is divided into smaller projects. Unlike other housing societies in Pakistan, Bahria produces its own electricity and sells it to its resident through the Bahria Town Electric Supply Company. Bahria Town projects in Islamabad and Lahore were running 12 and 9 megawatts of generation units of their own. Bahria Town has constructed 3 grid stations with its own resources and provides underground lines to its residents. Along with DHA; as of 2020, a lot of builders in Bahria Town have been helping Bahria take big projects. Bahria Enclave Islamabad is a housing scheme launched by Bahria Town in July 2011, it is located 8 km drive from Chak Shahzad, the Park Road & the Kuri Road with access from Kashmir Highway, Lehtrar Road & Islamabad Highway. On January 31, 2012, Capital Development Authority approved the plan for development of Jinnah Avenue in Zone-IV.

The construction project of four-lane road would link main Kuri Road to Kuri Model Village and is awarded to Bahria Town. It is a flagship gated community in Lahore; the community is home to the Grand Jamia Mosque, Lahore, the seventh largest mosque in the world which has a total capacity of 70,000 people. A separate low cost housing community named Bahria Orchard has been established in Lahore which has a smaller area than Bahria Town Lahore. Includes residential and commercial plots, Bahria apartments, Bahria homes and an exclusive block for overseas residents, it include Bahria Sports City and Bahria Golf City. Situated on Karachi-Hyderabad super-highway. Under-construction golf themed gated community. On November 14, 2016, Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Bahria Town Group entered into agreement in Abu Dhabi to develop four properties in Pakistani worth over $600 million. All properties are under-construction as of 2016. After success at national level, Bahria has been featured by international magazines and news agencies, referred to as the prosperous face of Pakistan.

According to Emirates 24/7 Bahria Town is'where Pakistan's new middle class takes refuge from the Taliban attacks and endless power cuts that plague the rest of the.' GlobalPost claimed. Newsweek calls it as Pakistan's Gateway to Paradise. On October 6, 2011, Los Angeles Times refereed Bahria as'functioning state within a non-functioning one'. Regardless of that Bahria has been subject to controversies, it is referred to as a symbol of inequality, blamed for illegal encroachment of forests and unholy alliance with military. Bahria has been subject to controversies, it is referred to as a symbol of inequality, blamed for illegal encroachment of forests and unholy alliance with military. To begin with, the name'Bahria' itself has been controversial and in 2018 a senior court in Pakistan ruled against the use of this name by the pri

LG Display

LG Display is one of the world's largest manufacturer and supplier of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display panels, OLEDs and flexible displays. LG Display is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, operates nine fabrication facilities and seven back-end assembly facilities in Korea, China and Mexico. LG Display was formed as a joint venture by the Korean electronics company LG Electronics and the Dutch company Philips in 1999 to manufacture active matrix liquid crystal displays and was known as LG. Philips LCD, but Philips sold off all its shares in late 2008. Both companies had another joint venture, called LG. Philips Displays, dedicated to manufacturing Cathode ray tubes, Deflection yokes, related materials such as glass and phosphors. On 12 December 2008, LG. Philips LCD announced its plan to change its corporate name to LG Display upon receiving approval at the company's annual general meeting of shareholders on 29 February; the company claimed the name change reflects the company's business scope expansion and business model diversification, the change in corporate governance following the reduction of Philips' equity stake, LG's commitment to enhanced responsible management.

The company has eight manufacturing plants in South Korea. It has a module assembly plant in Nanjing and Guangzhou in China and Wroclaw in Poland. LG Display became an independent company in July 2004 when it was concurrently listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the South Korean Stock Exchange, they are one of the main licensed manufacturers of the more color-accurate IPS panels used by Dell, NEC, ASUS, Apple and others, which were developed by Hitachi. In December 2010, the EU fined LG Display €215 million for its part in an LCD price fixing scheme. Other companies were fined for a combined total of €648.9 million, including Chimei Innolux, AU Optronics, Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd. and HannStar Display Corp.. LG Display has said; this followed the 2008 case in the US. Chunghwa Picture Tubes and Sharp Corp. agreed to plead guilty and pay $585 million in criminal fines for conspiring to fix prices of liquid crystal display panels. LG Display would pay $400 million, the second-highest criminal fine that the US Justice Department antitrust division had imposed.

Chunghwa would pay $65 million for conspiring with LG Display and other unnamed companies and Sharp would pay $120 million, according to the department. LG Group Digital Fine Contrast Economy of South Korea IPS Panel Film-type Patterned Retarder LG Display Homepage LG Display Newsroom

Victoriano Arizapana

Victoriano Arizapana Huayhua is a Quechua master rope bridge engineer, notable for being lead builder of the Q'iswa Chaka, the last remaining traditionally built Inca rope bridge and a part of the historical Qhapaq Ñan Inca road network. He is a teacher and cultural figure and transmitting to future generations the bridgebuilding techniques passed to him by his ancestors; because it is constructed from rope made of grass, the Q'iswa Chaka, which spans the Apurímac River, must be rebuilt by the local community every year. Aside from being the last of its kind, the bridge is significant as an example of the advanced engineering practices of the Inca people which predated European contact. Arizapana leads these efforts, assisted by fellow bridge architect Eleutario Ccallo Tapia, beginning on the second week of June and lasts for three days. According to Arizapana, he learned his craft from his grandfather and father, each of whom had been lead bridge builders before they died and each passed the position by birthright on to their son.

Arizapana has been teaching the skills to his son, states that it will be his job to keep the bridge after he is gone. On August 12, 2010, the Q'iswa Chaka was named part of Peru's National Cultural Patrimony, Arizapana was awarded the title of Personalidad Meritoria de la Cultura Peruana by the Peru Ministry of Culture. In 2013, the "Knowledge and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka bridge," of which Arizapana is a primary living example, was named to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In January, 2012, Arizapana was the subject of news when it was reported that he had been prevented from boarding a flight from Lima to Cusco because of his traditional dress, this action was denounced by the Ministry of Culture. In 2015, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival featured the Q'iswa Chaka, Arizapana and many of their fellow bridge engineers and builders traveled to Washington, D. C. to participate. As part of the festival, Arizapana's team created an Inca rope bridge on the National Mall using identical construction methods as for the Q'iswa Chaka.

After the festival's completion, the finished bridge was donated to the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, with one section going on display as part of the exhibit The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire, another section planned to be exhibited in the imagiNATIONS Activity Center for children at the museum's George Gustav Heye Center in New York City