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Denmark

Denmark the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country in Northwest Europe. Denmark proper, the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, consists of a peninsula, an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand and the North Jutlandic Island; the islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. The southernmost of the Scandinavian nations, Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, is bordered to the south by Germany; the Kingdom of Denmark includes two autonomous territories in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2, land area of 42,394 km2, the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2, a population of 5.8 million in Denmark proper. The unified kingdom of Denmark emerged in the 8th century as a proficient seafaring nation in the struggle for control of the Baltic Sea. Denmark and Norway were ruled together under one sovereign ruler in the Kalmar Union, established in 1397 and ending with Swedish secession in 1523.

The areas of Denmark and Norway remained under the same monarch until Denmark -- Norway. Beginning in the 17th century, there were several devastating wars with the Swedish Empire, ending with large cessions of territory to Sweden. After the Napoleonic Wars, Norway was ceded to Sweden, while Denmark kept the Faroe Islands and Iceland. In the 19th century there was a surge of nationalist movements, which were defeated in the First Schleswig War. After the Second Schleswig War in 1864, Denmark lost the Duchy of Schleswig to Prussia. Denmark remained neutral during World War I, however, in 1920 the northern half of Schleswig became Danish again. In April 1940, a German invasion saw brief military skirmishes while the Danish resistance movement was active from 1943 until the German surrender in May 1945. An industrialised exporter of agricultural produce in the second half of the 19th century, Denmark introduced social and labour-market reforms in the early 20th century that created the basis for the present welfare state model with a developed mixed economy.

The Constitution of Denmark was signed on 5 June 1849, ending the absolute monarchy, which had begun in 1660. It establishes a constitutional monarchy organised as a parliamentary democracy; the government and national parliament are seated in Copenhagen, the nation's capital, largest city, main commercial centre. Denmark exercises hegemonic influence in the Danish Realm, devolving powers to handle internal affairs. Home rule was established in the Faroe Islands in 1948. Denmark negotiated certain opt-outs, it is among the founding members of NATO, the Nordic Council, the OECD, OSCE, the United Nations. Denmark has close ties to its Scandinavian neighbours linguistically, with the Danish language being mutually intelligible with both Norwegian and Swedish. Denmark is considered to be one of the most economically and developed countries in the world. Danes enjoy a high standard of living and the country ranks in some metrics of national performance, including education, health care, protection of civil liberties, democratic governance, LGBT equality and human development.

The country ranks as having the world's highest social mobility, a high level of income equality, has the lowest perceived level of corruption in the world, the eleventh-most developed in the world, has one of the world's highest per capita incomes, one of the world's highest personal income tax rates. The etymology of the name "Denmark", the relationship between "Danes" and "Denmark", the emergence of Denmark as a unified kingdom are topics of continuous scholarly debate; this is centered on the prefix "Dan" and whether it refers to the Dani or a historical person Dan and the exact meaning of the -"mark" ending. Most etymological dictionaries and handbooks derive "Dan" from a word meaning "flat land", related to German Tenne "threshing floor", English den "cave"; the element mark is believed to mean woodland or borderland, with probable references to the border forests in south Schleswig. The first recorded use of the word Danmark within Denmark itself is found on the two Jelling stones, which are runestones believed to have been erected by Gorm the Old and Harald Bluetooth.

The larger of the two stones is popularly cited as the "baptismal certificate" of Denmark, though both use the word "Denmark", in the accusative ᛏᛅᚾᛘᛅᚢᚱᚴ tanmaurk on the large stone, the genitive ᛏᛅᚾᛘᛅᚱᚴᛅᚱ "tanmarkar" on the small stone, The inhabitants of Denmark are there called tani, or "Danes", in the accusative. The earliest archaeological finds in Denmark date back to the Eem interglacial period from 130,000–110,000 BC. Denmark has been inhabited since around 12,500 BC and agriculture has been evident since 3900 BC; the Nordic Bronze Age in Denmark was marked by burial mounds, which left an abundance of findings including lurs and the Sun Chariot. During the Pre-Roman Iron Age, native groups began migrating south, the first tribal Danes came to the country between the Pre-Roman and the Germanic Iron Age, in the Roman Iron Age; the Roman provinces maintained trade routes and relations with native tribes in Denmark, Roman coins have been found in Denmark. E

High Rise (EP)

High Rise is the first studio EP by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots, released on October 8, 2013 through Play Pen, LLC. It is the first release by the band without former lead vocalist Scott Weiland, fired from the band in February 2013, it instead features Chester Bennington of Linkin Park on lead vocals, the band is credited on the EP as Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington. However, this would prove to be the sole release to feature Bennington before his departure from the band in 2015 and death in 2017. On February 27, 2013, Stone Temple Pilots fired lead vocalist Scott Weiland. Weiland responded to the firing with his own statement, "I learned of my supposed'termination' from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press. Not sure how I can be'terminated' from a band that I founded, fronted and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that's something for the lawyers to figure out." He claimed that the band had no right to perform under the Stone Temple Pilots moniker with another singer.

The firing resulted in legal action. The three remaining members sued Weiland to prevent him from calling himself a former member of STP. Weiland counter-sued the other three members for wrongfully attempting to fire him, for misleading the public by referring to their performances with Bennington as STP, to dissolve the band STP. Both lawsuits were settled out of court, allowing the Bennington-fronted band to continue using the STP name. On May 18, 2013, Stone Temple Pilots performed their debut concert with Chester Bennington of Linkin Park on lead vocals, appearing as special guests at the 21st Annual KROQ Weenie Roast, benefiting Heal the Bay, they performed their first single with Bennington, "Out of Time." The next day, the band released a free digital download of the song via their official website. The updated website featured new promotional pictures of the band including Bennington. Coincidentally, Bennington had exclaimed years before in interviews that being a member of Stone Temple Pilots was his lifelong dream.

Bennington said in May 2013 of new material that the band would not record a full-length studio album in the near future, explaining: "We don't have a label. Everything we're doing is on our own, so we're just taking it one track at a time. We would love to sit down and hammer out a record, but the reality is we're gonna make music, we're gonna make a lot of it, we're gonna be in a position to release a single at a time, go out and give people music the way they want to get it." This explained the band's decision to release an EP as opposed to a full album. On October 3, 2013, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington's complete stream of the EP could be seen and heard on Pandora Radio for Pandora Premieres, including the singles "Out of Time" and "Black Heart" that were featured on the EP officially. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic gave High Rise a favorable review, writing that "these songs are expertly sculpted, playing upon the kind of riffs and melodies that made the group alt-rock titans in the'90s, still sounding somewhat irresistible when they're po-faced."Montreal Gazette gave High Rise a mixed review, awarding it 2.5 out of 5 stars, stating that "High Rise gives us the springy, bass-driven songs we've come to expect from STP.

But again, the results are inconsistent...basically, High Rise is the STP we remember." High Rise debuted at #21 on the Billboard 200, selling 13,520 copies in its first week."Out of Time" was used as the official theme song to WWE's Hell in a Cell. All songs composed by Chester Bennington, Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz. BandChester Bennington – lead vocals Dean DeLeo – guitar Robert DeLeo – bass, backing vocals Eric Kretz – drumsAdditional personnelProduction by Stone Temple Pilots Recorded at Homefry Studios Recorded & Engineered by Russ Fowler Assistant Engineer: Jared Hirshland Studio Guitar Tech: Bruce Nelson Studio Drum Tech: Jarrett Borba Mixed by Ben Grosse at The Mix Room in Burbank, California Mix Assistant: Paul Pavao Mastered by Tom Baker at Baker Mastering in Calabasas, California Original "Check It" Image Art Work by Chester Bennington Band Photo by Chapman Baehler Layout Design by Great Daane Graphics Published by ChesterChaz Publishing /Brain Tan Music /I, Myself And Me /Fast Fog Music Chester Bennington appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records

Algeria–Malaysia relations

Algeria–Malaysia relations refers to bilateral foreign relations between Algeria and Malaysia. Algeria has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has an embassy in Algiers; the Algerian embassy in Malaysia was opened in 1993 with the Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika visiting Malaysia twice in 2003, for the NAM and OIC Summits. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad reciprocated the visit in the same year, during which several agreements were signed concerning bilateral trade and communication technology as well as co-operation between the Algeria Press Service and Bernama news agency. In 2002, Algeria's exports to Malaysia were worth around $2.5 million, while Malaysia's exports to Algeria reached $113.6 million. Malaysian investors are encouraged by the Algerian government to invest as the country is undergoing rapid infrastructure and industrial development. Algeria invited Malaysian firms for development and one of the main Malaysian oil companies, for an oil exploration project. Algeria's main exports to Malaysia include crude fertiliser and minerals and chemical products while Malaysia's main exports to Algeria are palm oil, chemical products, vegetable oil, wooden products and clothing