The National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh is Cambodia's largest museum of cultural history and is the country's leading historical and archaeological museum. The museum houses one of the world's largest collections of Khmer art, including sculptural, Khmer ceramics and ethnographic objects, its collection includes over 14,000 items, from prehistoric times to periods before and after the Khmer Empire, which at its height stretched from Thailand, across present-day Cambodia, to southern Vietnam. The National Museum of Cambodia is located on Street 13 in central Phnom Penh, to the north of the Royal Palace and on the west side of Veal Preah Man square; the visitors' entrance to the compound is at the corner of Streets 13 and 178. The Royal University of Fine Arts is located on the west side of the museum; the museum is under the authority of the Cambodian Ministry of Fine Arts. The museum buildings, inspired by Khmer temple architecture, were constructed between 1917 and 1924, the museum was inaugurated in 1920, it was renovated in 1968.
George Groslier, historian and author was the motivating force behind much of the revival of interest in traditional Cambodian arts and crafts, it was he who designed this building, today ‘traditional Khmer’ architecture. It is better described as a building enlarged from Cambodian temple prototypes seen on ancient bas-reliefs and reinterpreted through colonial eyes to meet the museum-size requirements; the foundation stone for the new museum was laid on 15 August 1917. Some two-and-a-half years the completed museum was inaugurated during Khmer New Year on 13 April 1920 in the presence of H. M King Sisowath, François-Marius Baudoin, Résident-supérieur, M. Groslier, director of Cambodian Arts, Conservator of the museum; the original design of the building was altered in 1924 with extensions that added wings at either end of the eastern façade that made the building more imposing. Control of the National Museum and Arts Administration was ceded by the French to the Cambodians on 9 August 1951 and following Independence in 1953, the Musée National de Phnom Penh was the subject of bilateral accords.
In 1966 Chea Thay Seng was the first Cambodian Director of the Museum and Dean of the newly created Department of Archaeology at the Royal University of Fine Arts. This university that form its foundation as the Ecole des Arts Cambodgiens in 1920 was intimately linked with students and teachers who worked to preserve Cambodian cultural traditions, can still be found to the rear of the museum. During the Khmer Rouge regime, all aspects of Cambodian life including the cultural realm were devastated; the Museum, along with the rest of Phnom Penh, was abandoned. The Museum, closed between 1975 and 1979, was found in disrepair, its roof rotten and home to a vast colony of bats, the garden overgrown, the collection in disarray, many objects damaged or stolen; the Museum was tidied up and reopened to the public on 13 April 1979. However, many of the Museum's employees had lost their lives during the Khmer Rouge regime. Together with the adjacent Royal University of Fine Arts and its Department of Archaeology, the National Museum of Cambodia works to enhance knowledge of and preserve Cambodian cultural traditions and to provide a source of pride and identity to the Cambodian people.
The Museum serves a religious function. A permanent exhibition, Post-Angkorian Buddha, supported by UNESCO and a number of individuals and local businesses, opened in 2000 to extend the religious function of the Museum. Under the auspices of the Cambodian Department of Museums, the Museum not only manages its own collection and premises but supports and oversees all other state-run museums in Cambodia, its activities are further supported by private individuals, foreign governments, numerous philanthropic organizations. The activities of the Museum include the presentation, safekeeping and acquisition of Cambodian cultural material, as well as the repatriation of Cambodian cultural property. Looting and illicit export of Cambodian cultural material are a continuing concern. Outside of Cambodia, the Museum promotes the understanding of Cambodian arts and culture by lending objects from its collection for major international exhibitions; this practice was in place before Cambodia’s recent decades of unrest and was reinstituted in the 1990s, starting with an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Australia in 1992.
Subsequent exhibitions have been held in France, the USA, South Korea, Germany. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Jessup, Helen Ibbitson, et al.. Masterpieces of the National Museum of Cambodia. Norfolk, CT: Friends of Khmer Culture. 112 pages. ISBN 978-99950-836-0-1, ISBN 99950-836-0-4 Khun, Samen; the New Guide to the National Museum—Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Ariyathoar. 203 pages. ISBN 978-99963-799-2-5 Lenzi, Iola. Museums of Southeast Asia. Singapore: Archipelago Press. P. 200. ISBN 981-4068-96-9. Adapted, with permission, from National Museum of Cambodia Cambodia Travel GuideNational Museum of Cambodia homepage Article: Cambodian National Museum Marks 90th Anniversary Article: Treasures of Khmer Culture — The National Museum of Cambodia Cambodia Cultural Profile
Sir Henry James Alderson was a Canadian-British major-general in the Royal Artillery. Born in Quebec, Canada, on 22 May 1834, he was son of Lt.-Col. Ralph Carr Alderson of the Royal Engineers, by his wife Maria, daughter of Henry Thorold of Cuxwold, Lincolnshire. Educated at Messrs. Stoton & Mayer's school at Wimbledon, he entered the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, as a cadet, in May 1848. Alderson received a commission as second lieutenant in the Royal Artillery on 23 June 1852, served in Canada until 1854, when, on promotion to the rank of lieutenant, he returned to England. Serving through the Crimean War, he was present at the battle of Alma, battle of Inkerman, at the siege of Sebastopol, he was mentioned in despatches, received the medal with three clasps, the Turkish medal, the legion d'honneur, third class. Promoted to the rank of second captain on 1 April 1859, Alderson from February to June 1864 was attached on special mission during the American Civil War to the headquarters of the Federal Army under General Quincy Adams Gillmore during the civil war in the United States of America, was present at the bombardment of Charleston.
On his return to England Alderson joined the experimental department of the school of gunnery and became successively captain on 6 July 1867. From 1871 Alderson held appointments in the department of the director of artillery at the War Office, in 1891 became president of the ordnance committee, he held this post until his retirement from the army on 22 May 1896, on account of age. From 1897 until his death he was a director of Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth & Co, the gunmaking firm at Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne. Alderson was made C. B. on 21 June 1887. C. B. on 30 May 1891. He died at Durham on 10 September 1909. Alderson married in 1877 his second cousin, youngest daughter of Sir Edward Hall Alderson, baron of the exchequer, had one son, Ralph Edward. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Lee, Sidney, ed.. "Alderson, Henry James". Dictionary of National Biography. 1. London: Smith, Elder & Co
Marijan Antolović is a Croatian professional football goalkeeper who plays for Glentoran in the NIFL Premiership. During the 2009–10 season, Antolović was chosen as part of "the best team / the best 11" of the first round of 2009–10 season by sports journalists from Index.hr. The 2009–10 season has seen Antolović achieve more success when he set a historical record in the Croatian First by not conceding a goal in 551 minutes of play. Head coach of Croatian'A' national team Slaven Bilić informed the Croatian press that he is counting on Antolović in future to become goalkeeper of the Croatia national football team. On 27 November 2014, Antolović received Bosnian citizenship, his family is from Herzegovina. Antolović is student at the Faculty of Business within the University of Osijek. Legia Warsaw Polish Cup: 2010–11Željezničar Sarajevo Bosnian Premier League: 2012–13 Marijan Antolović at Soccerway Marijan Antolović at the Croatian Football Federation Article into Croatian press that Croatian Champion NK Dinamo Zagreb is interested in Marijan Antolovic for Transfer Window 2010 Article into Croatian in Vecernji list that Marijan Antolovic was "the best player of the match" Dinamo Zagreb - Cibalia 1-1 on 25 October 2009
Harrow London Borough Council in London, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 63 councillors are elected from 21 wards. Since 1964, political control of the council has been held by the following parties: 1964 Harrow London Borough Council election 1968 Harrow London Borough Council election 1971 Harrow London Borough Council election 1974 Harrow London Borough Council election 1978 Harrow London Borough Council election 1982 Harrow London Borough Council election 1986 Harrow London Borough Council election 1990 Harrow London Borough Council election 1994 Harrow London Borough Council election 1998 Harrow London Borough Council election 2002 Harrow London Borough Council election 2006 Harrow London Borough Council election 2010 Harrow London Borough Council election 2014 Harrow London Borough Council election 2018 Harrow London Borough Council election There were a total of 12 by-elections, including eight on 24 June 1964 caused by aldermanic elections.
The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Richard J. Denney; the by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Charles D. Green; the by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Ronald P. Grant; the by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Howard C. Cooper; the by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Leslie Nixon; the by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Derek R. Wiseman; the by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Brian G. T. Williams; the by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Norah B. Murphy; the by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Gareth R. Thomas; the by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Andrew D. Wiseman; the by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Alan W. Hamlin; the by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Tony J. McNulty; the by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Robert H. Lawrence; the by-election was called following the death of Cllr.
Ann L. Swaine; the by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Antony C. Cocksedge. There were no by-elections; the by-election was called following the death of Cllr. John B. Anderson; the by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Janet R. Cowan; the by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Dhirajlal Lavingia; the by-election was called following the death of Cllr. John Cowan; the by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Mark A. Versallion; the by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Brian E. Gate; the by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Ms. Ann Gate; the by-election was caused by the death of Cllr Bob Currie The by-election was caused by the death of Cllr Mitzi Green By-election results Harrow Council
Molly Harper is an American author of paranormal romance and general romance fiction and a member of the Romance Writers of America. Harper is best known for her Nice Girls vampire Naked Werewolf series. Harper was born in Paducah, growing up in both Mississippi and Kentucky, she graduated in Lone Oak High School in Paducah, Kentucky in 1996. She graduated in 2000 from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in print journalism and began work as a reporter for Paducah Sun. Harper left that job to pursue a secretarial job at a local church, she lives in Michigan with her husband and children. Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men Nice Girls Don't Live Forever Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors Driving Mr. Dead The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires Undead Sublet A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire The Single Undead Moms Club Fangs for the Memories Big Vamp on Campus Where the Wild Things Bite Accidental Sire How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf How to Run With a Naked Werewolf My Bluegrass Baby Rhythm and Bluegrass Snow Falling on Bluegrass Save A Truck, Ride a Redneck Sweet Tea & Sympathy Peachy Flippin' Keen Ain't She A Peach How to Date Your Dragon Love and Other Wild Things Even Tree Nymphs Get The Blues Changeling Fledgling And One Last Thing Better Homes and Hauntings Reception for Harper's work has been positive, with her Naked Werewolf and Nice Girls series both being "Top Picks" for Romantic Times.
Her novel And One Last Thing... was a 2011 finalist in the Romance Writers of America's RITA awards in the category of contemporary single title romance. Her Half-Moon Hollow novel, Where the Wild Things Bite, was a RITA finalist in 2016; the Nice Girls series has been praised by Publishers Weekly and USA Today, with Publishers Weekly praising Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors' "stellar supporting characters, laugh-out-loud moments, outrageous plot twists". Booklist has reviewed the Nice Girls series, praising Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs, and One Last Thing... has received positive reviews from critics, garnering a negative review from Publishers Weekly, while gaining positive reviews from Romantic Times and Booklist. Harper launched a women's fiction series, the Southern Eclectic series, with Sweet Tea & Sympathy in November 2017. Sweet Tea & Sympathy has received positive reviews from the Romantic Times; the Library Journal stated, “This sweet tale of the city girl finding a home in the country launches Harper’s latest series and will go down as easy as honey on a deep-fried Twinkie.”Harper is well-known for her success in audiobooks.
Her work with voice actress Amanda Ronconi has made her a "legendary pairing" at Audible. The books in her Mystic Bayou series are released as Audible exclusives for six months before being available in ebook. Official author website Official author blog
KXM is an American hard rock band formed in 2013, consisting of Korn drummer Ray Luzier, King's X bassist/vocalist dUg Pinnick and Lynch Mob/ex-Dokken guitarist George Lynch. The band released their self-titled debut album on March 2014, through Rat Pak Records. A second album, was released on March 17, 2017. In January 2018, it was reported that KXM was in the studio recording their third album, Circle of Dolls, which will be released on September 13, 2019 via Frontiers Records. KXM was formed; the drummer took the other two through a tour of his new home studio and suggested the three put together an album. According to Lynch, the name KXM was derived from each member's full-time band: K from Korn, X from King's X, M from Lynch Mob. KXM Scatterbrain Circle of Dolls