Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. It is both the capital of the province of Namur and of Wallonia, hosting the Parliament of Wallonia, Walloon Government and administration. Namur stands at the confluence of the Sambre and Meuse rivers and straddles three different regions – Hesbaye to the north, Condroz to the south-east, Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse to the south-west; the city of Charleroi is located to the west. The language spoken is French; the City of Namur includes the old communes of Beez, Saint-Servais, Saint-Marc, Champion, Flawinne, Suarlée, Vedrin, Cognelée, Gelbressée, Marche-les-Dames, Jambes, Naninne, Wépion, Erpent, Lives-sur-Meuse, Loyers. The town began as an important trading settlement in Celtic times, straddling east-west and north-south trade routes across the Ardennes; the Romans established a presence. Namur came to prominence during the early Middle Ages when the Merovingians built a castle or citadel on the rocky spur overlooking the town at the confluence of the two rivers.
In the 10th century, it became a county in its own right. The town developed somewhat unevenly, as the counts of Namur could only build on the north bank of the Meuse - the south bank was owned by the bishops of Liège and developed more into the town of Jambes. In 1262, Namur fell into the hands of the Count of Flanders, was purchased by Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy in 1421. After Namur became part of the Spanish Netherlands in the 1640s, its citadel was strengthened. Louis XIV of France invaded in 1692, annexing it to France, his renowned military engineer Vauban rebuilt the citadel. French control was short-lived, as William III of Orange-Nassau captured Namur only three years in 1695 during the War of the Grand Alliance. Under the Barrier Treaty of 1709, the Dutch gained the right to garrison Namur, although the subsequent Treaty of Utrecht of 1713 gave control of the Spanish Netherlands to the Austrian House of Habsburg. Thus, although the Austrians ruled the town, the citadel was controlled by the Dutch.
It was rebuilt again under their tenure. General Jean-Baptiste Cyrus de Valence's column laid siege to the city on 19 November 1792 during the War of the First Coalition and, after 12 days, the city surrendered on 1 December and its whole garrison of 3,000 men was taken prisoner. France invaded the region again in 1794, imposing a repressive regime. After the defeat of Napoleon in 1815, the Congress of Vienna incorporated what is now Belgium into the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. Belgium broke away from the Netherlands in 1830 following the Belgian Revolution, Namur continued to be a major garrison town under the new government; the citadel was rebuilt yet again in 1887. Namur was a major target of the German invasion of Belgium in 1914, which sought to use the Meuse valley as a route into France. On August 21, 1914, the Germans bombarded the town of Namur without warning. Several people were killed. Despite being billed as impregnable, the citadel fell after only three days' fighting and the town was occupied by the Germans for the rest of the war.
Namur fared little better in World War II. The town suffered heavy damage in both wars. Namur continued to host the Belgian Army's paratroopers until their departure in 1977. After the creation of the Walloon Region, Namur was chosen as the seat of its executive and parliament. In 1986, Namur was declared capital of Wallonia, its position as regional capital was confirmed by the Parliament of Wallonia in 2010. Namur is an important commercial and industrial centre, located on the Walloon industrial backbone, the Sambre and Meuse valley, it produces machinery, leather goods and porcelain. Its railway station is an important junction situated on the north-south line between Brussels and Luxembourg City, the east-west line between Lille and Liège. River barge traffic passes through the middle of the city along the Meuse. Namur has taken on a new role as the capital of the federal region of Wallonia, its location at the head of the Ardennes has made it a popular tourist centre, with a casino located in its southern district on the left bank of the Meuse.
The town's most prominent sight is the citadel, open to the public. Namur has a distinctive 18th-century cathedral dedicated to Saint Aubain and a belfry classified by UNESCO as part of the Belfries of Belgium and France which are listed as a World Heritage Site; the Couvent des Soeurs de Notre-Dame used to contain masterpieces of Mosan art by Hugo d'Oignies presented in the Musée des Arts Anciens. Elsewhere there is a museum dedicated to Félicien Rops. An odd Namurois custom is the annual Combat de l'Échasse d'Or, held on the third Sunday in September. Two teams, the Mélans and the Avresses, dress in medieval clothes while standing on stilts and do battle in one of the town's principal squares. Namur possesses a distinguished university, the University of Namur, founded in 1831; the University of Louvain has several facilities in the city through its UCLouvain Namur University Hospital, the provinces' largest employer. Since 1986 Namur has been home to the Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film.
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Rodney "Rod" Harrington is a fictional character in the 1956 Grace Metalious novel Peyton Place, the 1957 film adaptation, the 1960s television adaptation Peyton Place. He was portrayed by Barry Coe in the film, by Ryan O'Neal in the TV series. In the film, Rodney is a popular guy at school, they go to the 18th birthday party of Allison MacKenzie together. However, Rodney ends up kissing Allison. At the prom night, he wants to go with Betty. Betty's father demands him marrying her, he decides to dump Betty for Allison. During the summer, he chooses Betty above Allison, they marry. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Rod goes away; that month, it is announced Rod has died in the war. Rodney was introduced as the son of Leslie Harrington and Catherine Peyton and brother of Norman Harrington, he has a relationship with Betty, but he dumps her after he sees his father having an affair with Betty's mother, Julie Anderson. He next starts dating Allison for a short period. Betty reveals. Rodney decides to marry her.
They are involved in a car accident. She doesn't tell Rod; when he finds out, he divorces her. He again discovers he still loves Betty; when his brother Norman starts dating Rita Jacks, her ex-boyfriend. Rodney starts a fight with him. Joe accidentally dies and Rod gets the blame. Despite the help of his powerful grandfather Martin Peyton, Rod is charged guilty, it is Stella Chernak. After this, Rodney decides to quit college to work in a garage, he starts having a sexual relationship with Sandy Webber. He is secretly in love with Rachel Welles, but Martin decides. He manipulates Rod into doing this. After he settled with her, he starts going into business with Rita. At one point, Jill Smith claims she is having Allison's baby. Rodney is convinced, he gets bored with his life and goes off for college, leaving Betty behind. The character was seen wearing a jacket made by a British company called Baracuta, his frequent appearances wearing the jacket resulted in it becoming known as a'Harrington'. Rodney at fansite
Sugako Hamada, known professionally as Britney Hamada is a Japanese manga artist and tarento. Affiliated with Ever Green Entertainment, she founded Piece Eight Co. Ltd, she appeared as a judge at the World Cosplay Summit 2009 Britney Hamada was born in Chiba, Chiba as Hamada Sugako. She took her professional from Sugawara no Michizane, her father is from Kyushu and she has an elder brother and a mother and is married. After graduating from high school she went to a vocational school with the aim of becoming a trimmer, but as the commute took more than four hours from her parents' house, she got tired of it. After graduating from the vocational school, she read the manga Manga Michi depicting the half-life of Fujiko Fujio A, was impressed, she entered the professional training course at the Nihon Manga Juku Daytime Department in April 2005. Half a year after entering Japanese Manga Juku, Hamada's work was selected for the school's Best Work Award. Hamada brought in the editorial department of Big Comic Spirits.
While listening to her story, an interested editor suggested that she try to draw about herself, she decided to draw a gyaru manga. Her pen name was inspired by Britney Spears. In addition, Harada considered "Hilton Hamada," "Beyonce Hamada," and the like as candidates for her pen name. In 2006, she debuted at Big Comic Spirits Casual in Hyper Tantei Rinka; the style of her work was evaluated, she hired as an assistant to Hanayo Hanatsu. In July 2007, Big Comic Spirits began serialising Pagyaru!, depicting the ecology of gyaru in Shibuya using gyaru words. After that, "Britney's life counselings," was added, which answers reader's questions in dialogue form with her editor-in-charge. In March 2008, Harada held talks with Fujiko Fujio A and Tetsuya Chiba at Big Comic Spirits No. 18 and participated in the gravure page of the model Tsubasa Masuwaka. As a "homeless gyaru manga artist", she lived a life to live in manga cafes or karaoke boxes without a permanent place to say, she said. She ended her "homeless life" at the end of 2009 and lived in a Tokyo condominium with a six-tatami room and a Loft store.
Hamada and her editor meet at a karaoke box in Shibuya. Her father was tough and hit Hamada if she dyed her hair, threw out her hair dye, her parents found out that she became a manga artist for the first time only when seeing her works sold. Although she stayed unhappy with her father after she ran away from home, he saved clippings of the magazines she was in, her relationship with her parents improved, she gave them a car and her mother a smartphone. On 25 October 2010, on her former official website, she quit Ever Green Entertainment, to which she belonged since December 2008, announced that she was devoting herself to manga, she launched Piece Eight Co. Ltd. a private company. On 2 November 2010, she closed her former official website and blog, opening a new official website and blog the next day. On 1 October 2011, Harada announced that she would continue her entertainment activities on her own blog, she announced her engagement in December 2013, but broke it off in June 2014. In February 2018 she announced that her actual age was 38, that she was pregnant with her first child, making a decision to give birth as a single mother.
She's knowledgeable about video games, her 2018 game specialty book has a review of the kusoge genre. That book cites Ganbare Goemon: Kuru Nara Koi! Ayashige Ikka no Kuroi Kage as her personal PlayStation kusoge ranking first place. Mimi Usagino of Techinsight Japan's editorial department says that Hamada's bold style of drawing the ecology of contemporary young women resembles Yutsuko Chusonji's work. There are flashy clothes and makeup from Ado Mizumori, so it is said that Hamada's characters will not feel new. In addition, Usagino says that Hamada is expressing her body with messages such as, "there is no house in such a dark era, there are young people who are enjoying living happily." Her entertainment profile as a celebrity is cheerful and obaka but bright. Characters who are called "Manga+Tarento", on the other hand, have many rivals. MangaPagyaru Britney Hamada no Manga de Wakaru Moe Business Center Machi no Mary e PatoKen+ CDPagyaru! Trance Produced by Britney Hamada produceDVDMaji Yabassu!!
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