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Lagavulin distillery

Lagavulin distillery is a malt whisky distillery in the village of Lagavulin on the south of the island of Islay, Scotland. It distills spirit, destined to become Islay single malt Scotch whisky. Lagavulin is publicly owned by Diageo PLC, the company formed by the merger of United Distillers & Vintners and Guinness; the exact ownership structure is kept private. It was marketed under the Classic Malts range of single malts, now defunct; the standard bottling is a 16-year-old, bottled at 43% ABV. They bottle a Distiller's edition, finished in Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks. Alongside these, they release a 12-year-old cask strength version and various older and rarer expressions; the name Lagavulin is an anglicisation of Lag a' Mhuilinn, the Scottish Gaelic for hollow of the mill. The distillery of Lagavulin dates from 1816, when John Johnston and Archibald Campbell Brooks constructed two distilleries on the site. One of them became Lagavulin, taking over the other—which one is not known. Records show illicit distillation in at least ten illegal distilleries on the site as far back as 1742, however.

In the 19th century, several legal battles ensued with their neighbour Laphroaig, brought about after the distiller at Lagavulin, Sir Peter Mackie, leased the Laphroaig distillery. It is said. Since the water and peat at Lagavulin's premises was different from that at Laphroaig's, the result was different; the Lagavulin distillery is located in the village of the same name. Lagavulin is known for pear shaped pot stills; the two wash stills have a capacity of 11,000 litres and the two spirit stills of 12,500 litres each. International spirits ratings competitions have given Lagavulin's 16-year spirit high scores; the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, for instance, gave the 16-year four consecutive double gold medals between 2005 and 2008 and has awarded it gold medals in the years since. Wine Enthusiast Magazine put the 16-year in its 90–95 point interval in 2004. Spirits ratings aggregator proof66.com, which averages scores from the San Francisco Spirits Competition, Wine Enthusiast, others, classifies the spirit in its highest performance category.

Jack Wilson circa 1974 Neil Gillies, 1975–1980 Ian Marland, 1980–1983 Alistair Robertson, 1984–1988 Grant Carmichael, 1988–1995 Mike Nicolson, 1995 – October 1998 Donald Renwick, 1998–2005 John Thomson, 2005–2006 Graham Logie, 2006–2008 Peter Campbell, 2008–2010 Georgie Crawford, 2010–2018 Colin Gordon, 2018–present The single malt whisky that Frank is discussing with Jim in the supermarket in the 2002 film 28 Days Later is from the Lagavulin distillery. In the NBC tv show Parks and Recreation Lagavulin 16 is the preferred drink of Nick Offerman's character, Ron Swanson. Bottles of the whisky are drunk and are referenced in many episodes. In addition, Lagavulin is Offerman's favourite drink and in 2015 an ad was released with Offerman drinking a bottle of the drink, which led to a spike in sales of the malt. At the show’s conclusion, Swanson is portrayed as having purchased a controlling stake in the distillery to “diversify his portfolio”. In Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, Lisbeth Salander visits The Rock Hotel on Gibraltar after her acquittal.

She asks for a drink of Lagavulin after studying the bottles behind the bar and, after tasting it, pushes it away and requests "something that could not be used to tar a boat". In "Dead Irish Writers" of the NBC series The West Wing, British Ambassador Lord John Marbury expresses a preference for Lagavulin in a conversation with White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler. In the 2015 film, General Dixon and Colonel "Fingers" Lacy are seen drinking a whisky from the Lagavulin distillery. On the 2015 AMC television show, Fear The Walking Dead episode thirteen of season four, the character Strand risks his life to obtain a bottle of Lagavulin. In Angel season 5 episode 18, Spike mentions. In "Doors & Corners" of The Expanse, Madam Secretary Avassarala and Admiral Souther meet at a bar and she offers him a drink, asking the barman to "give him a proper Scotch please. Lagavulin." Early chapters of the third book in the series indicate a similar popularity of the liquor on Ceres Station, though the price has risen nearly 2000% since the early 21st century.

List of whisky brands List of whisky distilleries in Scotland Lagavulin on Islay Whisky Society

Queensway (Hong Kong)

Queensway is a major road in the Admiralty area of Central, Hong Kong. It was a section of Queen's Road East, to its east, part of the continuum of Queen's Road that by the years after World War II had come to be known separately as Queen's Road West, Queen's Road Central, Queen's Road East. At its western end it splits into Queen's Road Central and Des Voeux Road Central while at its eastern end it merges into Hennessy Road, at the junction with Queen's Road East. Queensway was formally separated and given its own name when the extensive military and naval sites that dominated this area were resumed by the Government for development, around the 1960s, its Chinese name can be translated as Golden Bell Road, a reference to a notable bell once located in the adjacent Admiralty Dock, does not include'Queen'. The road is one of only a handful in the territory to have a name consisting of a single word. Other examples are Glenealy and Broadway; because of this, influenced by the suffix 道 in its Chinese name, the thoroughfare is sometimes mistakenly called Queensway Road.

Despite being only about 600 metres long, the road includes a number of significant locations. Along the "hill" side of the road are, from west to east: Cheung Kong Centre. On the "waterfront" side of the road from west to east: Chater Garden, site of Hong Kong's former main cricket ground; until the 1980s, both sides of the road were British military sites. To its south were Wellington Barracks, Murray Barracks and Victoria Barracks, while to the north lay the Admiralty Dock. Flagstaff House was the residence of the Commander British Forces of Hong Kong between 1842 and 1978; these were replaced as Central district expanded. The road was not as straight as at present. Two close bends in the midsection formed an S-shape, known as the death bend of Queensway as it was the site of frequent traffic accidents between vehicles and trams. Straightening of the road was planned from as early as 1968 and carried out in 1974 with the official completion taking place on 12 January 1975. Present-day Queensway is much wider.

Its carriageways are separated by the lines of the famous Hong Kong trams. At no point along its length are pedestrians allowed to cross the road at ground level. Instead, there are a number of footbridges, which provide access to the tramway stop islands. Although it is a major road, Queensway is part of the route taken by marches and protests including the annual July 1 marches; as part of the 2014 Hong Kong protests in Admiralty, protesters have occupied all traffic lanes of Queensway beginning 26 September 2014. The protesters have set up barricades to block vehicle access; the Hong Kong police have removed these barricades, the road was re-opened to traffic in the afternoon of 14 October 2014. List of streets and roads in Hong Kong Murray House, in Stanley, located along the road, before being moved. Google Maps of Queensway

Piney Creek South Site

The Piney Creek South Site is a prehistoric rock art site located on the south side of Piney Creek in Piney Creek Ravine State Natural Area in Randolph County, Illinois. The site consists of two groups of petroglyphs drawn on a sandstone rockshelter; the petroglyphs most date from the Late Woodland period, which lasted from 450 to 900 A. D; the larger petroglyph group contains ten designs: four anthropomorphs, a quadruped resembling a deer, three crosses, two pits. The four designs in the smaller group include two anthropomorphs, a group of pits extending from an anthropomorph's head, a pecked area. Several of the anthropomorphs appear to have wings, two are carrying shields or rattles, one appears to have a beak, one may have a crude penis; the site had spiritual significance, the anthropomorphs may represent shamans, who were depicted with wings in Native American art. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 31, 2001

K. D. Aubert

Karen Denise Aubert, better known as K. D. Aubert or K. D. Rose, is fashion model and singer, she owns Roseland. K. D. Aubert was born in Shreveport and describes herself as "African-American with a dash of Creole", she grew up in Los Angeles. She attended San Diego State University, she was discovered working behind the make-up counter at Macy's. She has modeled for Victoria's Secret, Frederick's of Hollywood and many more, she has gone on to star in several films and music videos. Aubert is one of the four original Fantanas, a female group of spokesmodels appearing in TV commercials for the soft drink Fanta, she was the Strawberry Fanta. She is featured as the Strawberry Fantana with her fellow Fantanas in the Maxim magazine online girl gallery and was ranked #91 and #97 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2003 and 2004, respectively. K. D Aubert was in an Old Spice commercial with Greg Jennings of the Green Bay Packers, she has been in commercials for Bacardi, Miller Lite, Go Daddy, Beats By Dr. Dre, Cola. Karen has just finished a commercial with George Nespresso.

Karen got. Aubert's big break came when she was cast as Donna in the movie Friday After Next, directed by Marcus Raboy and produced by Ice Cube, she had two roles in the movie Hollywood Homicide. She starred in the movie DysEnchanted as Little Red Riding Hood with Jim Belushi, she played Giselle in the movie Soul Plane. She played Eliza in the movie Frankenfish. In 2005 Aubert played Cherise in the movie In the Mix. In 2007 Aubert was cast as Julie the Waitress in the movie The Grand. In Aubert played April May in Surfer, Dude. In 2013 Aubert was nominated and won an Africa Movie Academy Award for her role in the movie Turning Point, as well as the Turning Point cast who won several awards at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards AMAA. Aubert has a new movie called She Ball directed by Nick Cannon. K. D. Aubert on IMDb K. D. Aubert at AllMovie

Hill of Crosses

Kryžių kalnas, or the Hill of Crosses, is a site of pilgrimage about 12 km north of the city of Šiauliai, in northern Lithuania. The precise origin of the practice of leaving crosses on the hill is uncertain, but it is believed that the first crosses were placed on the former Jurgaičiai or Domantai hill fort after the 1831 Uprising. Over the generations, not only crosses and crucifixes, but statues of the Virgin Mary, carvings of Lithuanian patriots and thousands of tiny effigies and rosaries have been brought here by Catholic pilgrims; the exact number of crosses is unknown, but estimates put it at about 55,000 in 1990 and 100,000 in 2006. It is a major site of Catholic pilgrimage in Lithuania. Over the generations, the place has come to signify the peaceful endurance of Lithuanian Catholicism despite the threats it faced throughout history. After the 3rd partition of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1795, Lithuania became part of the Russian Empire. Poles and Lithuanians unsuccessfully rebelled against Russian authorities in 1831 and 1863.

These two uprisings are connected with the beginnings of the hill: as families could not locate bodies of perished rebels, they started putting up symbolic crosses in place of a former hill fort. When the old political structure of Eastern Europe fell apart in 1918, Lithuania once again declared its independence. Throughout this time, the Hill of Crosses was used as a place for Lithuanians to pray for peace, for their country, for the loved ones they had lost during the Wars of Independence; the site took on a special significance during the years 1944–1990, when Lithuania was occupied by the Soviet Union. Continuing to travel to the hill and leave their tributes, Lithuanians used it to demonstrate their allegiance to their original identity and heritage, it was a venue of peaceful resistance, although the Soviets worked hard to remove new crosses, bulldozed the site at least three times. There were rumors that the authorities planned to build a dam on the nearby Kulvė River, a tributary to Mūša, so that the hill would end up underwater.

On September 7, 1993, Pope John Paul II visited the Hill of Crosses, declaring it a place for hope, peace and sacrifice. In 2000 a Franciscan hermitage was opened nearby; the interior decoration draws links with La Verna, the mountain where St. Francis is said to have received his stigmata. In May 2013, Šiauliai District Municipality adopted rules regarding the placement of crosses. People are allowed to erect wooden crosses less than 3 metres in height with no permits. In December 2019, a woman tourist from China removed and tossed away a cross believed to be set up by Hong Kong pro-democracy camp, she condemned the protesters in a Twitter post. Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius condemned the woman's action in a tweet that called it a "shameful, disgraceful act of vandalism" and said such behavior "can't and won't be tolerated." Lithuanian cross-crafting Three Crosses – prominent monument in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania Žemaičių Kalvarija – pilgrimage site in Samogitia, Lithuania Khatchkars - Armenian monumental crosses.

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Mille Marković

Milentije Marković, known as Mille Marković, was a Yugoslavian-born Swedish professional boxer, an owner of a sex club, a convicted criminal and gangster. He died from gunshot wounds to the head on 23 January 2014 in a suburb of Stockholm. Marković, an ethnic Serb, was born in Yugoslavia, his mother was murdered. He emigrated with his father to Sweden, where he obtained citizenship in 1982. Marković was an professional boxer. In 1977, at age 16, he won the Swedish boxing championship title in the bantamweight division, he turned professional, fighting in the welterweight division. He retired from professional boxing in 1989. After his sporting career ended, in the mid-1990s Marković ran a Stockholm sex club called "Club Privé", before ownership was transferred to former policeman Ljubomir Pilipović, to ex-ice hockey player Michael Badelt. Marković was convicted of criminal charges on several occasions. In June 1995, he was convicted and sentenced to a one-year jail term for using or attempting to use extortion and inflicting serious damage.

Marković had fitted a room in his club with hidden cameras and planned to lure celebrities there, film the victims having sex and consuming drugs, use the footage for blackmail. In 2008, Marković was convicted of serious tax and accounting fraud and drugs offences, receiving stolen goods. In late 2009, he was sentenced on two counts of drug offences. In 2011, he was convicted of fraudulently receiving social benefits on the pretext that he was sick and unemployed. In 2013, he was charged with inciting and planning a shooting on May 10 of that year after a long legal dispute with Michael Badelt; the charges of attempted murder in connection with the shooting were dropped after a witness retracted statements during the trial. Marković was named as one of the alleged sources for Thomas Sjöberg, Deanne Rauscher and Tove Meyer's controversial biography of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf – Den motvillige monarken, published in November 2010. In May 2011, Marković claimed to be in possession of compromising photographs of the king visiting sex clubs in the 1980s.

The photograph he reproduced was proven to be a hoax, manipulated electronically from earlier images. In 2012, Beata Hansson and Deanne Rauscher published a biography titled Mille Markovic: the biography. On 23 January 2014, Marković was shot in the head four times and fatally wounded by two unknown assailants in Ulvsunda, a western suburb of Stockholm near his home. Swedish police found Marković alive in the driver's seat of his car, but his life could not be saved. Four months in May 2014, three people were arrested in connection with the murder of Marković. All three suspects were released. Hansson, Beata. Mille Markovic: biografin. Sala: Vertigo. ISBN 978-91-85000-97-5