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Gavin Flood

Gavin Dennis Flood is a British scholar of comparative religion specialising in Shaivism and phenomenology, but with research interests that span South Asian traditions. From October 2005 through December 2015 he served in the Faculty of Theology University of Oxford and as the Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, a Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford. In 2008 Flood was granted the title of Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion from the University of Oxford. In 2014 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy, the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences. In 2016, Flood became the inaugural Yap Kim Hao Professor of Comparative Religious Studies at Yale-NUS College in Singapore, he is a Senior Research Fellow at Oxford. Flood's books include: "Hinduism". Rites of Passage. A&C Black. 1994. ISBN 978-0-567-31072-9. An Introduction to Hinduism. Cambridge University Press. 1996. ISBN 978-0-521-43878-0; the Blackwell Companion to Hinduism.

John Wiley & Sons. 2008. ISBN 978-0-470-99868-7. Beyond Phenomenology: Rethinking the Study of Religion. A&C Black. 1999. ISBN 978-0-304-70570-2; the Ascetic Self: Subjectivity and Tradition. Cambridge University Press. 2004. ISBN 978-0-521-60401-7; the Tantric Body: The Secret Tradition of Hindu Religion. I. B. Tauris. 2006. ISBN 978-1-84511-012-3; the Importance of Religion: Meaning and Action in Our Strange World. John Wiley & Sons. 2012. ISBN 978-1-4051-8972-9; the Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Christianity and Buddhism. Oxford: OUP. 2013. ISBN 978-0-19-968456-4; the Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation. W. W. Norton & Company. 2013. ISBN 978-0-393-34513-1. Religion and the Philosophy of Life. Oxford: OUP. 2019. ISBN 978-0-19-968456-4. Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies Website

Naval Force Protection Battalion (Germany)

The Naval Force Protection Battalion is a land formation of the German Navy. It was formed in Eckernförde on 1 April 2014, succeeding the Naval Protection Force, against a background of escalating tensions in Eastern Europe centering around Ukraine; the Naval Force Protection Battalion is made up of around 800 sailors and structured into four companies plus support elements. Every company, led by a lieutenant commander, is specialized in specific field of force protection. SeebataillonHQ S1 S2 S3 S4 S6 medical support group coastal defence company 1st platoon 2nd platoon 3rd platoon 4th platoon 5th platoon boarding company 1st platoon 2nd platoon 3rd platoon 4th platoon mine clearance diving company diver platoon mobile platoon EOD platoon reconnaissance company surveillance platoon HUMINT platoon sniper platoon NBC defence platoon support company technical support logistical support training centre beach master platoon Heckler & Koch G36, an assault rifle Heckler & Koch MG4, a light machine gun Rheinmetall MG3, a general-purpose machine gun M3M, a heavy machine gun Heckler & Koch MP7, a submachine gun MP2, a submachine gun Heckler & Koch MP5, a submachine gun P8, a pistol G22, a sniper rifle G82, a sniper rifle Heckler & Koch G3, a battle rifle G28, a designated marksman rifle Panzerfaust 3, an anti-tank rocket launcher Raytheon Fliegerfaust 2, a man-portable air-defense system MILAN, an anti-tank missile Das Seebatallion

Helen Schamroth

Helena Jeannette Schamroth is a Polish-New Zealand craft artist and author. Born in Kraków just after World War II to two Jewish Holocaust survivors, but her milliner grandmother and shoemaker grandfather did not survive; the family emigrated to Australia and moved to North Shore, New Zealand. She served on the CreativeNZ Arts Board from 2000 to 2006. In the 2005 Queen's Birthday Honours she was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the arts. Schamroth makes textile arts, exhibiting in Australia and New Zealand. In 2010 she was selected for the 13th International Triennial of Tapestry at the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź, Poland. A commission by Godwit Press led to 100 New Zealand Craft Artists which won the Illustrative Arts Award and the E. H. McCormick Best First Book Award for Non-Fiction at the NZ Post book awards. Among the artists included in this work are Raewyn Atkinson, Kobi Bosshard, Barry Brickell, Freda Brierley, Len Castle, Jens Hansen, Manos Nathan and Diggeress Te Kanawa.

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St. Joseph's Cathedral, Zanzibar

The Roman Catholic cathedral of St. Joseph is one of the most important historical buildings in Stone Town, Zanzibar, as well as one of its main visitor attractions; the church is used by the local Catholic community, with several masses being held each Sunday and on weekdays. The church is located off Kenyatta road. While its twin spires are seen from a distance and from elevated places in Stone Town, the church itself can prove hard to find in the maze of narrow streets of Baghani; the easiest route to the church is following Kenyatta Road to Gizenga Street and taking the first street on the right. The church was built by French missionaries between 1893 and 1898; the design of the church was based on that of the Marseille Cathedral, in fact the two churches bear some resemblance to each other, the Stone Town cathedral being much smaller. Its main architectural feature is twin spires that are one of the easiest elements of Stone Town's skyline to spot from elevated places as well as from the ocean.

The interior is painted with scenes from the Old Testament, all of which have been destroyed due to the poorly done restoration in 2014. The tiles and stained glass windows were imported from France. In the narrow churchyard there used to be a tall palm tree, which appears in most pictures of the church.

List of Hot Country Singles & Tracks number ones of 1990

Hot Country Songs is a chart that ranks the top-performing country music songs in the United States, published by Billboard magazine. In 1990, 24 different songs topped the chart in 52 issues of the magazine; the chart was published under the title Hot Country Singles through the February 10 issue and Hot Country Singles & Tracks thereafter. With effect from the January 20 issue, Billboard discontinued its longstanding methodology of compiling the chart based on playlists submitted by country music radio stations and sales reports submitted by stores and instead began basing the chart on weekly airplay data from radio stations compiled by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems. At the start of the year, the number one song on the chart was Highway 101's "Who's Lonely Now", at the top of the chart since the issue of Billboard dated December 30, 1989, it remained in the top spot for one further week in 1990 before being replaced by "It Ain't Nothin'" by Keith Whitley. This was the second of two posthumous number ones for Whitley, who had died in May of the previous year.

Three months Whitley's widow Lorrie Morgan topped the chart for the first time with "Five Minutes". Other artists who topped the chart for the first time in 1990 were Travis Tritt, who spent one week at number one with "Help Me Hold On", Joe Diffie, who reached number one with his debut single "Home"; the change in the chart's methodology led to an increase in the length of time songs spent in the top spot. When Randy Travis spent four weeks at the top of the chart in March and April with "Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart", it was the first time that a song had spent as long in the top spot since "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson in 1978. George Strait's "Love Without End, Amen", which topped the chart for five weeks in June and July, was the nineteenth number-one country song of his career but the first to spend more than one week at the top; the five weeks spent at the top by the song was the longest run at number one by a song. Strait spent four weeks at number one with "I've Come to Expect It from You" to give him a total of nine weeks at the top of the chart in 1990, the most by any artist.

Clint Black, Dan Seals, Garth Brooks and Alabama were the only other acts to place two songs at number one during the year. Strait's "I've Come to Expect It from You" was the final number one of the year. 1990 in music List of artists who reached number one on the U. S. country chart

Gradina Tower

Gradina Tower is a remainder of a military fortification in the village of Radljevo, 11 kilometers from Ivanjica, in Serbia. Today, the tower is a culturally-historical monument; the monument remains of a bastion of a military fortification. Next to the fortress, there is a church dedicated to St. Elias. To the ramparts, whose highest point is at 635m, leads a steep winding dirt road. From one side protected by Moravica and the rocks, this object could control communication route from Užice to Sjenica, but the one that leads to the valley of the Ibar River, it is estimated that the tower was built in the 13th or 14th century, on the basis of method of construction walls and ceramic material found in the tower. Fragments of polished containers and findings of archaic majolica inside of the investigated tower, indicate that the tower existed in the second half of the 14th century. Prehistoric pottery located at the foot of the fortification extend the importance of the site for several epochs; as at that time the center of the župa, as a rule, was a fortified town, on the basis of archaeological material it is assumed that this was the site of the city of Moravica, located in the center of the župa of the same name.

It is assumed. Scientists who worked on the project Serbian lands in the Middle Ages from the Historical Institute in Belgrade during the 2006 and 2008 have estimated that Ivanjica region has a large archaeological potential, but it is one of the least explored. Sporadic research was conducted at sites of Erčege, Radaljevo, where another fort could be; some archaeological artifacts have been found in the villages of Kušići. In this region was found a collection of silver coins dating from the 2nd century of the new era