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Brendan Simms

Brendan Peter Simms is a Professor of the History of International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. Brendan Simms is the son of Anngret and David Simms, a professor of mathematics at Trinity College Dublin, he studied at TCD, where he was elected a Scholar in 1986, before completing his doctoral dissertation, Anglo-Prussian relations, 1804–1806: The Napoleonic Threat, at Cambridge under the supervision of Tim Blanning in 1993. A Fellow of Peterhouse, he lectures and leads seminars on international history since 1945. In addition to his academic work, he serves as the president of the Henry Jackson Society, which advocates the view that supporting and promoting liberal democracy and liberal interventionism should be an integral part of Western foreign policy, he is President of the Project for Democratic Union, a Munich-based student-organised think tank. Brendan Simms is a grand-nephew of the leading Church of Ireland ecumenist and scholar, former Archbishop of Dublin and Armagh, George Otto Simms.

He is a grand-nephew of Brian Goold-Verschoyle, a member of the Communist Party of Ireland, who became a Soviet spy and died in a Soviet gulag in 1942. Simms himself was raised in the Catholic faith. Simms's research focuses on the history of European foreign policy, his overarching book, Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, 1453 to the Present, was favourably reviewed by The Telegraph and the New Statesman The Struggle for Mastery in Germany, 1779–1850 Unfinest Hour: Britain and the Destruction of Bosnia Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire, 1714–1783 Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, 1453 to the Present The Longest Afternoon, The Four Hundred Men who Decided the Battle of Waterloo Britain's Europe: A Thousand Years of Conflict and Cooperation Hitler: A Global Biography ISBN 978-0465022373 European History Bosnian War British Empire T. C. W. Blanning Biography Brady Lecture, London 2018

Ysleta del Sur Pueblo

Ysleta del Sur Pueblo is a Puebloan Native American tribal entity in the Ysleta section of El Paso, Texas. Its members are Southern Tiwa people, displaced from Spanish New Mexico in 1680-1681 during the Pueblo Revolt against the Spaniards. In Spanish the people and language are called Tigua, they have maintained a tribal identity and lands in Texas. Spanish replaced the indigenous language in the early 1900s, today, English is gaining ground in the community. For 40 years the Pueblo has owned and operated tribal businesses that provide employment for its members and the El Paso community; these businesses include the Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, Big Bear Oil Co. Inc. and the Tigua Indian Cultural Center. The tribe employs 500 individuals; as part of the Indian termination policy followed by the federal government from the 1940s through the 1960s, the Tigua became the last tribe formally terminated. They were recognized as the Tigua Indians of El Paso in 1967 as a Texas Indian tribe. On 12 April 1968, under Public Law 90–287 82 Stat. 93 the United States Congress relinquished all responsibility for the Tiwa Indians of Ysleta, Texas to the State of Texas.

The Tiwa Indians Act specified that tribal members would be ineligible for any services, claims or demands from the United States as Indians. Public Law 100-89, 101 STAT. 666 was enacted 18 August 1987 and restored the federal relationship with the tribe with those of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe. The restoration act renamed the tribe to the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, repealed the Tiwa Indians Act, prohibited all gaming activities prohibited by the laws of the state of Texas; the Tigua have maintained a federal relationship continuously since 1987. The legislation of the United States Congress restored eligibility to receive services from the federal government to this group, the southernmost tribe of the Pueblo peoples. In addition, the state of Texas recognized the tribe. Two other tribes in Texas have federal and state recognition, while an additional two tribes have state recognition only. In April 2008, the Tribal Census Department reported 1,615 enrolled members; as of 2019, E. Michael Silvas is the current Governor of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo.

Awelo Piro Pueblo Bartlett, John R.. The language of the Piro. American Anthropologist, 11, 426–433. Diamond, Tom.. The Tigua Indians of El Paso. Denver: National Congress of American Indian Funds. Fewkes, J. Walter.. The Pueblo settlements near El Paso, Texas. American Anthropologist, 4, 57–75. Harrington, John P.. Notes on the Piro language. American Anthropologist, 11, 563–594. Houser, Nicholas P.. The Tigua settlement of Ysleta del Sur; the Kiva, 36, 23–39. Houser, Nicholas P.. Tigua Pueblo. In A. Ortiz, Handbook of North American Indians: Southwest. Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution. Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, Official Website


Belweder is a palace in Warsaw, near the Łazienki Park. It is one of the official residences used by Polish presidents; the present building is the latest of several that stood on the site since 1660. Belweder once belonged to Poland's last king, Stanisław August Poniatowski, who used it as a porcelain-manufacturing plant. From 1818 it was the residence of Russian Grand Duke Constantine, who fled it at the beginning of the November 1830 Uprising. After the re-establishment of Poland's independence following World War I, it was the residence of Marshal Józef Piłsudski, Chief of State and Minister of Military Affairs of Poland, who died there in 1935. During World War II, the building was extensively remodeled for Hans Frank, Governor of the "General Government" of Poland, it remains one of the few original structures in Warsaw to survive World War II. In 1945-1952 it was the residence of Bolesław Bierut, of the president of the Council of State. From 1989 to July 1994, it was the official residence of Poland's presidents, but proved too small for that purpose.

On president Bronisław Komorowski used it as his private residence. Belweder is used by the President and the government for ceremonial purposes, while the President resides at the "Presidential Palace" in the city center, it serves as an official residence for heads of state on official visits to Poland and other important guests. There have been plans to turn the Belweder Palace into a museum dedicated to Józef Piłsudski, it houses a small exhibition devoted to the Marshal. Royal Route Presidential Palace Polish classicism Belvedere Vodka - a brand named after the palace, depicted on its label Belweder, or the Polish road to independence

Northern Europe

Northern Europe is the geographical region in Europe north of the southern coast of the Baltic Sea, about 54°N. Narrower definitions may be based on other geographical factors such as ecology. A broader definition would include the area north of the Alps. Countries which are central-western, central or central-eastern are not considered part of either Northern or Southern Europe; when Europe was dominated by the Roman Empire, everything not near the Mediterranean region was termed Northern European, including southern Germany, all of the Low Countries, Austria. This meaning is still used today in some contexts, for example, discussions of the Northern Renaissance. Northern Europe might be defined to include some or all of the following areas: British Isles, the peninsula of Jutland, the Baltic plain that lies to the east and the many islands that lie offshore from mainland Northern Europe and the main European continent. In some cases, Greenland is included; the area is mountainous, including the northern volcanic islands of Iceland and Jan Mayen, the mountainous western seaboard and Scandinavia, often includes part of the large plain east of the Baltic sea.

The entire region's climate is at least mildly affected by the Gulf Stream. From the west climates vary from maritime subarctic climates. In the north and central climates are subarctic or Arctic and to the east climates are subarctic and temperate/continental. Just as both climate and relief are variable across the region, so too is vegetation, with sparse tundra in the north and high mountains, boreal forest on the north-eastern and central regions temperate coniferous forests and temperate broadleaf forests growing in the south and temperate east. Various definitions of Northern Europe include the Nordic countries, may include some or all of the Baltic states, the British Isles, northern Germany, northern Belarus and northwest Russia. In the CIA World Factbook, the description of each country includes information about "Location" under the heading "Geography", where the country is classified into a region; the following countries are included in their classification "Northern Europe": Denmark Finland Iceland Norway Swedenas well as the dependent areas Faroe Islands Jan Mayen SvalbardIn this classification, stagnant since the Cold War era, Estonia and Lithuania are classified as being in Eastern Europe, while the British Isles are included in Western Europe.

EuroVoc is a multilingual thesaurus maintained by the Publications Office of the European Union, giving definitions of terms for official use. In the definition of "Northern Europe", the following countries are included: Estonia Latvia Lithuania Denmark Finland Iceland Norway Swedenas well as the dependent area Faroe IslandsIn this classification, the British Isles are included in Western Europe. Countries in Northern Europe have developed economies and some of the highest standards of living in the world, they score on surveys measuring quality of life, such as the Human Development Index. Aside from the United Kingdom, they have a small population relative to their size, most of whom live in cities. Most peoples living in Northern Europe are traditionally Protestant Christians, although many are non-practicing. There are growing numbers of non-religious people and people of other religions Muslims, due to immigration. In the United Kingdom, there are significant numbers of Indian religions such as Hindus and Sikhs, due to the large South Asian diaspora.

The quality of education in much of Northern Europe is rated in international rankings, with Estonia and Finland topping the list among the OECD countries in Europe. The Hansa group in the European Union comprises most of the Northern European states. Media related to Northern Europe at Wikimedia Commons


KSKG is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Salina, United States, the station serves the Salina-Manhattan area; the station is owned by Eagle Communications, Inc. The first FM station in the Salina market, KSKG went on the air in 1961 using the call letters KAFM; the original owner was Inc.. Pollard built the first studios on the top floor of the United Building in downtown Salina and would broadcast a full service format with 3.6 KW of power. The station switched to a Top 40 format. During this time, the station adopted the nickname "99KG". In 1996, the station switched to a country format and was re-branded "Eagle Country 99.9". The first song, played when the format was flipped from Top 40 to country was "Sweet Country Music" by Atlanta; the "99KG" moniker was brought back in 2008. KSKG's sister station in Salina is KINA. KSKG is an affiliate of the Bobby Bones Show. Bart Starr Bill Ray Bill Weaver Brad King Cabana Boy Casey Garrett Cody Matthews Danielle Marshall Dave Bradley Dave "The Doctor of Music" Lourie Devin Hanney Denny Collier Greg Martin went by "Murphy" Hal Headley Jack Armstrong Jack Daniels Jay "The Jammer" Jeffries Jeff Travis Katie Conn, the future Miss Kansas Leigh Ann Adam Lisa Fox Mark Alexander Mark Davis Mark "In The Dark" McKay Mark Spencer Nervous Nate Nikki Nicole Radio Meaghan "Radio Ray" Pollard Randy McKay Rick Raynes Rocky Romance Rusty Keys Scotty Woodson Shane McClintock Shane Sellers Stephen Edwards Steve Davis Steve Wall The Worm Travis Dodge Official website Query the FCC's FM station database for KSKG Radio-Locator information on KSKG Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KSKG