Falaise is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Falaise lies on the river Ante, a tributary of the river Dives, about 30 kilometres southeast of Caen; the area around Falaise has been inhabited from prehistoric times but it wasn't until the end of the prehistoric period and the beginning of the Gallo-Roman era that the area, Falaise in particular, was inhabited. Evidence of settlement from this time has been found at Vaston, an agricultural area just north-east of the modern town. Falaise as it is sited today came into being around the castle; the town was the birthplace of William the Conqueror, first of the Norman Kings of England. The Château de Falaise, which overlooks the town from a high crag, was the seat of the Dukes of Normandy; the Treaty of Falaise was signed at the castle in December 1174 between the captive William I, King of Scots, the Plantagenet King of England, Henry II. The town is the place where Rabbi Yom Tov of Falaise, grandchild of Rashi, held his rabbinical court.
On 26 October 1851, a statue of William the Conqueror was inaugurated here. In modern times it is known for the battle of the Falaise Pocket during the Allied reconquest of France in August 1944 in which two German armies were encircled and destroyed by the Allied armies; some 10,000 German troops were killed and 50,000 taken prisoner. Two-thirds of Falaise was destroyed by Allied bombing before the town was taken by a combined force of Canadian and Polish troops. Falaise was restored after the war. Falaise has been twinned with Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, since 1974. Communes of the Calvados department Castle William the Conqueror in Falaise, France. Normandieweb on Falaise A Conqueror's change of heart Personal blog with good images of the William the Conqueror statue in Falaise
Dalma Mall is one of the largest shopping malls located in Abu Dhabi. The mall is prominently situated on the Abu Dhabi–Tarif–Al Ain highway, opposite Mohammed Bin Zayed City and at the heart of Abu Dhabi's growth corridor. A short distance from Maqta Bridge and Abu Dhabi International Airport, Dalma Mall is one of Abu Dhabi's shopping and tourist destination and features over 450 stores and kiosks and is known as " Abu Dhabi's Favourite Mall"; the mall opened on 10 October 2010. Dalma Mall is part of the strategic plan of Abu Dhabi 2030 which sets out the framework of the Emirate's long-term growth. Market Research has shown that the developing region surrounding Dalma Mall has evolved into a large multi-cultural, middle class population and the mall has fulfilled the requirements of young Emirati families and affluent expats requiring close access to world-class retail and leisure facilities. Dalma Mall today is a operational mall with a vide array of retail, dining and services, now nourishing an growing catchment around it.
Dalma Mall is owned by The Developers LLC and has a total built-up area of 250,000 square metres and a total gross leasable area of 155,000 square meters. It is placed at the intersection of several of the most developing areas in the UAE; the mall which opened in 2010, features stores including Carrefour, Dar Al Shifaa DayCare Surgery Hospital, Home Centre and Marks & Spencer, H&M, 2XL, Ace Hardware's, Jarir Bookstore, Fitness First, Forever21, ID Design, Red Tag, Max Fashion, Brands, Twenty4, Debenhams etc. Dalma Mall has hosts a number of events of different genres every month that cater to all the families in Abu Dhabi. Dalma Mall is known for its wide range of entertainment targeting kids and families, their weekend events have gained mass popularity in the recent years and now a favourite weekend outing for the entire family. Seasonal celebrations, promotional events, Celebrity visits, kids workshops and shops happen every weekend making it into an happening place. Visitors to Dalma Mall can experience a broad range of entertainment comprising a series of activities for all ages.
Fun City is a play center for children between the ages of 12 years. Divided into age-appropriate areas, Fun n Learn is designed for children aged 0–4 and provides outlets for children's mental and physical development. PlayZone, the softplay area meanwhile, provides a safe and secure place to slide, run and jump. Dalma Mall hosts the UAE capital city's largest Cineplex, the 14-screen CineRoyal Cinemas, offering over 2,200 seats and an unprecedented cine-going experience including VIP halls and 3D screening. Adventure HQ is an outdoor adventure and fitness specialist offering equipment for a wide range of active lifestyle pursuits including fishing, camping, hiking and water sports. Largest shopping mall in Abu Dhabi with total build-up area of 250,000 sqm and a total gross leasable area of 150,000 sqm. Total Number of Stores: 450+ Car Parking Spaces: 6,300 Anchored by Family Entertainment: 14-Screen Cinema, Game Zone, Food Court, Restaurant & Café. Conroy, Erin. "Dalma Mall opens its doors in Musaffah".
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Victor Cito Borge is a bassist best known for playing in the Norwegian hard rock band TNT. He joined TNT in 2005, replacing Sid Ringsby, played on three studio albums and one live album. Borge left TNT in December 2012 to pursue another project, but rejoined in late 2013. Borge started playing the bass, he has played in the black metal bands Khold and Tulus, the rock bands Jack in the Box and Autopulver, both of which included former TNT drummer Frode Lamøy. Live in Madrid - CD + DVD package The New Territory Atlantis A Farewell to Arms http://www.tnttheband.com/victor.html