Drottningholm "Queen's Islet", is a locality situated in Ekerö Municipality, Stockholm County, with 398 inhabitants in 2010. It is situated on the island Lovön in lake Mälaren on the outskirts of Stockholm. Drottningholm Palace, the residence of the Swedish Royal Family since 1981, is located here; the village was built in the mid-18th century for the people working at the palace. It is a good example of how a Swedish village would have looked like in the 18th and 19th centuries, containing many picturesque houses and villas. Drottningholm is accessible with public transport by taking the metro to Brommaplan an Ekerö-bound SL bus. Drottningholm lent its name to the S/S Drottningholm used as a mercy ship during World War II used for the repatriation of diplomats and prisoners of war between Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Returned British soldiers on board, not knowing the meaning of the Swedish name, rendered it as "Trotting Home". Drottningholm Palace Theatre Drottningholm Palace
Imre Mécs is a Hungarian politician. Following the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, he was sentenced to death his sentence was mitigated to a prison sentence, he was worked as an electrical engineer. He became founding member of the Alliance of Free Democrats, he was elected on the SZDSZ party ticket to the Hungarian Parliament in 1990 and served several consecutive terms. Over differences with his party, he quit SZDSZ and was elected on the Hungarian Socialist Party ticket in 2006, he did not manage to win a seat in the 2010 elections. In the January 2011 he rejoined his old party, SZDSZ. From 1994 to 1998 he was the chairman of the parliamentary committee of national defense; until 1996 he was one of SZDSZ's leaders and he ran for the position of SZDSZ party chairman, but his candidacy was unsuccessful. He came into some conflict with SZDSZ over the 2005 presidential election. Most of SZDSZ decided to abstain; because of this vote he was accused of disloyalty towards SZDSZ. In 2010 Mécs proposed a small change to the constitution, which still at that time referred to "the party", implying one party rule, as before the End of Communism in Hungary.
He is married. His second wife is Fruzsina Magyar, he has from his two marriages eight children - two daughters, Mónika and Anna and six sons, Imre, László, Máté, Bálint, János and Dávid
Who Are You? is the second mini-album by South Korean singer Kahi. It was released on October 10, 2013. In late September, it was speculated that Kahi will be making her long-awaited comeback in mid October. On September 27, Pledis Entertainment confirmed the reports and announced that Kahi will be releasing her second mini album, titled "Who Are You?", on October 10. Over the next few days, teasers were released promoting the comeback; the track list was revealed and featured artists such as Dumbfoundead, Dok2 and ex-After School member, Bekah. Following the release of the album, Kahi made her "comeback stage" on Mnet's M! Countdown where she performed the lead single, "It's ME". To promote the album, Kahi will perform on Korean music shows M! Countdown, Music Core and Show Champion on a weekly basis. Kahi will not be promoting on Music Bank due to conflicts between the broadcast company, KBS, Pledis Entertainment. Upon release, the song ranked high on music charts and maintained a strong position within the top 20 for several days
The Australia women's national lacrosse team represents Australia at women's lacrosse. It is governed by the Australian Lacrosse Association and is a full member of the Federation of International Lacrosse, they have won the Women's Lacrosse World Cup twice, in 1986 and 2005, have been runners-up 4 times. They are ranked fourth in the world, finishing behind the United States and England at the 2017 FIL Women's Lacrosse World Cup, held in Guildford, England, while finishing third in the 2017 World Games women's lacrosse tournament, held in Wrocław, behind the United States and Canada, but ahead of Great Britain. Australian Lacrosse Association
After the War is a novel written by author Carol Matas. The book was published by Simon & Schuster and released in 1997. Shortly after the end of World War II, Ruth Mendenberg is released from a death camp in Buchenwald, one of Hitler's concentration camps. Ruth returns to her hometown in Poland and learns that both her home and her family are gone. At the age of 15, she loses her faith, lives with the guilt of being the only surviving member of her family, she meets a young man named Saul from Eretz Israel, who encourages liberated Jews to migrate to Mandate Palestine and its relative freedoms along with other Jewish refugees. She is housed along with other liberated Jews, which include men and women of all ages. Although Ruth believes there is no hope, she agrees to migrate with the refugees, since, as she puts it, ″she has nothing better to do." The house is attacked by an angry mob after a Polish child accuses some of the refugees of kidnapping and murdering some of the children in the village.
She is forced to hide. Shortly after she is forced to flee, along with 20 children. Reluctantly, she becomes one of the youth leaders; the group goes on foot through Czechoslovakia and Italy. The goal: make it to Palestine. Told in the first person, the book is compact and a quick read. After the War focuses on one young woman's experiences after surviving the Holocaust, it shows the continuing struggle of Holocaust survivors, as well as the lack of sympathy for these survivors after the end of the war in eastern Europe. This book is intended for readers who are young adults; the graphic descriptions of violence against children, may be too intense for readers under the age of 12. Although the book is based on historic events, the author has taken "liberties," combining various true stories to produce a fictional account; as she says, "For instance, no ship that I read about was both attacked and managed to beach on Palestine's shore but each event did happen separately. I combined them for greater effect."
The author notes that, no character is modeled after one specific person I read about, rather my characters are modeled on many different people I both read about and interviewed. She said that, between 1945 and May 1948, some 69,000 Jews traveled to Mandate Palestine and entered illegally
Captain Thomas Pinckney was a Southern rice planter and Confederate veteran of the American Civil War. He was one of the Immortal Six Hundred. Pinckney was the fourth child and second son born to father Charles Cotesworth Pinckney and mother Phoebe Caroline Elliot Pinckney, he grew up in the family house in Charleston SC and on the family rice plantations on the South Santee River Delta, which included Fairfield Plantation, El Dorado Plantation, Echaw Grove, Fannymead Plantation and Moreland Plantation. He also spent time in the upcountry of South Carolina and western North Carolina to escape the summer heat and disease of the South Carolina Lowcountry, he attended the University of Virginia but left to study medicine back in Charleston and New York. Pinckney helped form and lead the St James Mounted Riflemen whose purpose was to defend the various plantations on the Santee River delta from Northern raids, he further used his land at Echaw Plantation to build Battery Warren to protect a Confederate railroad bridge over the Santee.
Over time he and his men were re-organized under the command of then-Major Arthur Middleton Manigualt in McClellanville and later, under General M. C. Butler they were sent to Virginia. At the Battle of Haw's Shop Pinckney was captured; as a prisoner-of-war, he was nearly starved to death and held in the line of fire at Morris Island by Union soldiers in retaliation for the treatment of Union soldiers held by the Confederacy. He and the others so treated became known in the Confederacy as the Immortal Six Hundred for their refusal to take an oath of allegiance to the United States. Pinckney was exchanged for Union soldiers and paroled. After the war, Pinckney returned to El Dorado and the other family plantations on the Santee to inspect their condition and return them to productive work growing rice; the former slaves, known as freedmen, were still at the houses as they had no other residence or place to go. After months of negotiations, many agreed to contracts under which they would provide labor in return for living on the land and receiving a share of whatever crops were harvested.
However and poor weather combined with low rice prices prevented rice from returning to its former profitability and in 1886 Pinckney gave up agriculture and so ended nearly 150 years of family rice growing on the Santee. Pinckney married twice. First on April 20th, 1870 to Miss Mary Stewart of Richmond Virginia and after Mary's death, to Camilla Scott of Virginia on July 12th, 1892, he had one surviving child from his first marriage, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a daughter from his second marriage, the Southern writer Josephine Pinckney. He lived variously with his in-laws the Stewarts at their family house Brookhill and back in Charleston, he died in Charleston and is buried in Magnolia Cemetery