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Foreign relations of Slovakia

Slovak Republic has been a member of European Union since 2004. Slovakia has been an active participant in U. S.- and NATO-led military actions. There is a joint Czech-Slovak peacekeeping force in Kosovo. After the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack on the United States, the government opened its airspace to coalition planes. In June 2002, Slovakia announced. Slovak Republic participates in its specialized agencies, it is a member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the World Trade Organization, the OECD. It is part of the Visegrad Four, a forum for discussing areas of common concern. Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic entered into a Customs Union upon the division of Czechoslovakia in 1993, which facilitates a free flow of goods and services. Slovak Republic maintains diplomatic relations with 134 countries through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There are 35 honorary consulates in Bratislava. Liechtenstein claims restitution of land in Slovakia confiscated from its princely family in 1918 by the newly established state of Czechoslovakia, the predecessor of the Slovak Republic.

The Slovak Republic insists that the power to claim restitution does not go back before February 1948, when the Communists seized power. Slovakia and Liechtenstein established diplomatic relations on 9 December 2009. Bilateral government, legal and economic working group negotiations continued in 2006 between Slovakia and Hungary over Hungary's completion of its portion of the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros hydroelectric dam project along the Danube. Transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin bound for Western Europe, producer of synthetic drugs for regional market. List of diplomatic missions of Slovakia List of diplomatic missions in Slovakia Ministry of Foreign Affairs

John Bumstead

John Bumstead is an English former footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League for Chelsea, where he spent most of his career, Charlton Athletic. Bumstead started his career in the Chelsea youth set-up, was well established in the first team by the time they won the Second Division in 1983-84, with it promotion to the First Division, he helped them win the Full Members Cup in 1985-86, when they finished sixth in the league. He remained with the club after their relegation in 1987-88 and collected a Second Division medal the following season as they regained their First Division status at the first attempt, he remained with Chelsea for another two seasons, making a total of 409 appearances and scoring 44 goals, before being transferred to Charlton Athletic, where he spent two seasons before retiring from professional football in his 35th year. John Bumstead at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database

Ged Robinson

Ged Robinson is a rugby union footballer. His regular playing position is hooker, he represented the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby, he played 5 games for the Hurricanes and on the bench the Wellington Lions in New Zealand. In 2011, the Rebels first season in Super Rugby competition, Robinson played in every match. In 2012 he played 14 of a possible 16 games, he will leave the Rebels after the 2013 Super Rugby season to return to New Zealand and join ITM Cup side Hawke's Bay. He joins Rebels head coach Damien Hill and fellow Rebels players James O'Connor, Cooper Vuna, Gareth Delve, Nick Phipps, Nic Henderson, James King, Tim Davidson and Richard Kingi on the list of departing Rebels at the end of the 2013 season, his last game as a Rebels player was a home game against New Zealand franchise the Highlanders, a match that turned out to be the last Rebels match for head coach Damien Hill and players James O'Connor, Cooper Vuna, Gareth Delve, Nick Phipps and Nic Henderson. In front of over 12,000 spectators, the Rebels overcame a 24-point half-time deficit to achieve a remarkable 38-37 come-from-behind victory over the Highlanders, ending Robinson's tenure as a Rebels player on a winning note.

Robinson left Australia and moved to the Highlanders for the start of the 2014 Super Rugby season, where he came once again under the mentorship of former Wellington coach, Jamie Joseph. Rebels profile itsrugby.co.uk profile

Cinnamon bird

The cinnamon bird known as Cinnamologus, Cinomolgus, or Cynnamolgus is a mythical creature described in various bestiaries as a giant bird that collected cinnamon to build its nests. According to Herodotus in his The History, the cinnamon bird inhabited Arabia, the only country known to produce cinnamon at the time; the giant cinnamon birds collected the cinnamon sticks from an unknown land where the cinnamon trees grew, used them to construct their nests, fastened to sheer cliffs. The Arabians employed a trick to obtain the cinnamon, they cut oxen and other beasts of burden into pieces, laid them near the birds' nests and withdrew to a distance. In Aristotle's Historia Animalium, one of his works of natural history, he explains that the cinnamon bird brought the cinnamon from unknown locations to build its nest on the slender branches in the tops of high trees; the inhabitants of the bird's home attached leaden weights to their arrowtips to topple the nests, collecting the cinnamon sticks within.

Aristotle referred to the bird as kinnamômon orneon. Pliny the Elder adopted a more skeptical view of the cinnamon bird, erroneously named cinnamolgus, he discredited Herodotus and antiquity in general in his Naturalis historia by asserting that the tales were invented by the natives to raise the price of their commodities. De Natura Animalium by Claudius Aelianus Solinus' Collectanea Rerum Memorabilium Physiologus, a collection of moralized animal tales expanded upon over 1000 years A Latin prose bestiary from the 12th century with Aristotle's version of the cinnamon bird How We Visited the Land of Satin from Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais, referred to as cinnamologi Nigg, Joseph; the Book of Fabulous Beasts: A Treasury of Writings from Ancient Times to the Present. Oxford University Press, 1999. Françoise Lecocq, « L’œuf du phénix. Myrrhe, encens et cannelle dans le mythe du phénix », L’animal et le savoir, de l’Antiquité à la Renaissance, 2009, Presses univ. de Caen. « Kinnamômon ornéon ou phénix?

L’oiseau, la viande et la cannelle », Prédateurs dans tous leurs états. Evolution, biodiversité, mythes, symboles, XXXIe Rencontre Internationale d'Archéologie et d'Histoire d’Antibes, dir. J.-P. Brugal, A. Gardeisen, A. Zucker, Éditions APDCA, Antibes, 2011, p. 409–420

Mathilde Ollivier

Mathilde Ollivier is a French actress and model. She was brought up in Montparnasse, Paris, she studied drama and dance at the Conservatoire de Paris and the Cours Simon before going to the Paris International Academy of Dance. Her modeling career has included appearing in the March 2016 edition of Vogue Magazine, the October 2016 edition of Purple Fashion Magazine, the April 2017 edition of Twin Magazine. On the French stage Ollivier has appeared in Mistinguett. Ollivier appeared as Chloe, a French citizen stranded in a Nazi-occupied village ravaged by war, when American troops arrive with a mission in JJ Abrams 2018 horror film Overlord, she has filmed 2019's Boss Level with Naomi Watts. She is cast in the The Pleasure of your Presence with Alicia Silverstone in which Silverstone tries to prevent Ollivier marrying her brother. Ollivier produced the 2018 documentary Upright Women about the plight of women in Burkino Faso enslaved and forced into marriage. Official website Mathilde Ollivier on IMDb

Saint Petersburg Lyceum 30

Saint Petersburg Lyceum 30, is a public high school in Saint Petersburg, Russia that specializes in mathematics and physics. The school opened in 1897 became a specialized city school in 1965; the school is noted for its strong academic programs, is well known for its computer section named CGSG, whose members hold top positions at various programming contests. The history of the school began October 6, 1897, with its establishment on Vasilyevsky Island, becoming the first 12-grade primary school in Saint Petersburg; the namesake of the school is Catherine II. The establishment of the institution was a significant event in the history of St. Petersburg, as the school was a first step by the local government to address and solve a number of problems that existed within the primary education system at the time; the initiative of building the school was led by Mikhail Stasyulevich, a prominent historian, public figure, chairman of the Commission on Public Education. Stasyulevich sought to create an institution where both young men and women would be able to coexist and learn together.

As a result of this, Stasyulevich encountered many opponents, fought against those who sought to defend the old type of primary school. The most serious objection was an indication of the "great danger of schools having several classes as the source of infectious diseases." Despite these setbacks, the project had still gained majority support by City Council, the school was erected. The Emperor Nikolay II approved it himself; the school itself was designed by A. R. Geshvend, elected by the Commission to be the architect of the school building. Work began on the school on May 1896 completed in September of the following; the school was opened on October 6, 1897, was blessed by the home church 33 days on November 9, 1896. In 1965, the school became specialized in mathematics. In 1976, the school was united with School 38 and moved to a building at Shevchenko street, 23/2. Following the merger and move, the school's namesake was changed to Physico-Mathematical School. In 1990, the school was again renamed to Physico-Mathematical Gymnasium, but in 2002 it was renamed to Physico-Mathematical Lyceum.

In 2005, the school was given back its historical building at the Sredniy prospect, from that moment on the school has had two buildings: the first at Shevchenko street, where classes 5 to 8 are held, the second near the Vasileostrovskaya metro station, where 9 - 11 classes are situated. Boris G. Smolkin, actor Lev Y. Lurie, TV presenter Andrei Borisenko, cosmonaut Andrey Krasko, actor Alexey Lebedinsky, singer Alex Tarn, writer Alexander Lazarev, Soviet theater and film actor Vladimir Churov, chairman of the Central Election Commission of Russia Boris A. Yermakov, scientist Maria Chudnovsky, mathematics professor at Princeton Marina Neyolova, actress Alexei Ivanovich Sergeev, acting vice-governor, St. Petersburg Nikolai Nikandrov, president of RW Pavel Belov, scientist Dmitry Dmitriyenko, Governor of Murmansk Eugene Lazarenko, a member of rock band Multfilmy Mikhail Berg, writer Saint Petersburg Lyceum 239 Official web site of Lyceum 30 Information about the Lyceum at city portal A website dedicated to a history of the school