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Monument to the Antarctic Treaty

The Monument to the Antarctic Treaty commemorates the signatories of the Antarctic Treaty, opened for signing in 1959 and came into force in 1961. It stands near the Frei and Escudero research stations on the Fildes Peninsula of King George Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica; the monument was offered to Chile. It was unveiled on the 40th anniversary of the signatory opening of the Antarctic Treaty; the monument carries four subsequently placed plaques in the official languages of the Antarctic Treaty. These were installed in February 2011 with the English version reading: “This historic monument, dedicated to the memory of the signatories of the Antarctic Treaty, Washington D. C. 1959, is a reminder of the legacy of the First and Second International Polar Years and of the International Geophysical Year that preceded the Antarctic Treaty, recalls the heritage of International Cooperation that led to the International Polar Year 2007–2008.” The monument has been designated a Historic Site or Monument, following a proposal by Chile to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting

Place A Candle In the Window 'Till Your Laddie Boy Comes Home

Place A Candle In the Window'Till Your Laddie Boy Comes Home is a World War I song written by Fern Glenn and composed by Maxwell Goldman. The song was first published in 1918 by Buck & Lowney in New York, NY; the sheet music cover depicts a soldier returning to a snow covered house with a candle in the window. The sheet music can be found at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library as well as The University of South Carolina. Parker, Bernard S. World War I Sheet Music 1. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc. 2007. ISBN 978-0-7864-2798-7. OCLC 71790113 Vogel, Frederick G. World War I Songs: A History and Dictionary of Popular American Patriotic Tunes, with Over 300 Complete Lyrics. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc. 1995. ISBN 0-89950-952-5. OCLC 32241433

Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust

The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust is an Archaeological Trust organisation established in 1975 as part of the Welsh Archaeological Trusts. The Trust is a charitable company whose principal objective is to educate the public in archaeology which it achieves by such diverse means as are allowed in its Articles and Memorandum of Association, it owns and continually enhances the Regional Historic Environment Record, which includes information on more than 25,000 known archaeological and historic sites and monuments and is a prime tool for education and research. The Trust provides an archaeological planning service jointly funded by the Unitary Authorities and Cadw, Currently more than 22,000 planning applications are checked each year for implications to the Historic Environment. Actions are advised to ensure that proper assessments are carried out and appropriate measures implemented to ensure that Historic Environment interests are protected; as a result of potential conflicts of interest this area of work is separately staffed and funded and governed by a Code of Conduct approved by Cadw.

The Trust provides general advice through its Heritage Management Services to a variety of institutions and organisations including the Forestry Authority, CCW, Statutory Undertakers, the Environment Agency, National Trust, the Church in Wales. The Trust is a reporting station for the Portable Antiquities scheme; the Trust through its Projects teams undertakes assessments, surveys, watching-briefs, building recording and excavations in South Wales and elsewhere. It has had extensive involvement with many major developments in the area. In addition Projects staff carry out area wide monument assessment and historic landscape characterisation works with the intention of improving the information and evidence base to support enhanced protection of the historic environment; the Trust has contributed to developing research agendas through publication of its work. It promotes knowledge and learning about the past through publication, leaflets and talks and seeks to involve the community of southeast Wales in its work.

The Trust is registered as an approved organisation with the Institute of Field Archaeologists and requires all employees, whether corporate members of the Institute or not, to adhere to the Institute's Codes and Standards as a condition of employment. Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust Dyfed Archaeological Trust Gwynedd Archaeological Trust Cadw Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales Welsh Archaeological Trusts Archaeology of Wales Website of the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust Archwilio website to access the Historic Environment Records of Wales

List of monuments in Koshi Zone

Kosi Zone is one of the fourteen zones of Nepal, comprising six districts, Bhojpur, Morang, Sankhuwasabha and Terhathum. Here is district wise List of Monuments, in the Kosi Zone; the Ancient Monument Protection Act 1956 has defined monuments as structure older than 100 years and having historical, cultural importance. In Koshi zone the monuments list is given below. List of Monuments in Bhojpur District List of Monuments in Dhankuta District List of Monuments in Morang District List of Monuments in Sankhuwasabha District List of Monuments in Sunsari District List of Monuments in Terhathum District

Les Deux Magots

Les Deux Magots is a famous café in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area of Paris, France. It once had a reputation as the rendezvous of the intellectual élite of the city, it is now a popular tourist destination. Its historical reputation is derived from the patronage of Surrealist artists, intellectuals such as Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, young writers, such as Ernest Hemingway. Other patrons included Albert Camus, Pablo Picasso, James Joyce, Bertolt Brecht, Julia Child, the American writers James Baldwin, Chester Himes and Richard Wright; the Deux Magots literary prize has been awarded to a French novel every year since 1933. "Magot" means "stocky figurine from the Far East". The name belonged to a fabric and novelty shop at nearby 23 Rue de Buci; the shop sold silk lingerie and took its name from a popular play of the moment entitled Les Deux Magots de la Chine. Its two statues represent "magicians", who gaze serenely over the room. In 1873, the business moved to its current location in the Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

In 1884, the business changed to a liquoriste, keeping the name. Auguste Boulay bought the business in 1914, when it was on the brink of bankruptcy, for 400,000 francs; the present manager, Catherine Mathivat, is his great-great-granddaughter. Les Deux Magots appears in The Chariot Makers, in which the author describes Les Deux Magots as: "the first café in the quarter to be blessed by the morning sun, its clientele pay a healthy premium for drinking there, it’s only fitting they should be the first to catch the warmth of the new day." The café figures prominently in Abha Dawesar's novel That Summer in Paris. The café is referenced in the 1955 novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov; the narrator claims, "I sat with uranists in the Deux Magots." The café is the setting for a pivotal scene in the 1998 novel The Magic Circle by Katherine Neville. The novel was displayed for several months in the windows of Les Deux Magots; the café is mentioned in Tabloid City. The café is mentioned Between the Bridge and the River.

It receives a mention in the Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa's novel The Bad Girl. In the 2009 novel El hombre que amaba a los perros by Leonardo Padura it is one of the places where Trotsky's assassin, Ramon Mercader, spends time while waiting to be sent to Mexico to complete his assignment; the café features prominently in Marco Missiroli's Atti osceni in luogo privato book about the young life of Libero Marsell, whose father will be a patron of the cafè and will befriend writer Albert Camus before the author's death. The café is mentioned in Jean Rhys's 1938 novel, Good Morning, Midnight; the café is referenced in Charlton Pettus' Exit Strategy. The café is the site of an important event in China Miéville's novella The Last Days of New Paris; the cafe is mentioned in the early paragraphs of Gavin Lyall's 1965 novel Midnight Plus One. The cafe is mentioned in chapter 13 of Blood is Blood, the tenth novel in the Barker and Llewelyn series by Will Thomas; the café is seen in the 4th part of the manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

1959 color photograph by Saul Leiter. 1967 figurative painting by Jean-François Debord. Several scenes in the 1949 movie The Man on the Eiffel Tower take place here; the café features in the 1959 film The Sign of Leo by Eric Rohmer. The café appears in the 1973 film the Whore, directed by Jean Eustache; the café appears in an early scene of the 1973 film The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob, directed by Gérard Oury. The café features in a scene in the 2012 film Intouchables, in a scene in which Philippe is waiting to meet his "blind date" for lunch. Directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano' The café features in a scene in the final episode of NBC sitcom The Good Place. Café de Flore List of bakery cafés Les Deux Magots official site List of Deux Magots literary prize winners since 1933