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National symbols of Hungary

The national symbols of Hungary are flags, icons or cultural expressions that are emblematic, representative or otherwise characteristic of Hungary or Hungarian culture. The valued special Hungarian products and symbols are called Hungaricum; the flag of Hungary is a horizontal tricolor of red and green. The coat of arms of the Árpád dynasty is popular. A fifth of the country is forested, however only 10 percent is natural forest. Hungary is home to some 2,200 flowering plant species and, because of its topography and transitional climate, many of them are not found at this latitude. Much of the flora in the Villány and Mecsek Hills in Southern Transdanubia, for example, is seen only around the Mediterranean Sea. On the southern Szársomlyó Hill of the Villány Mountains, the unknown Colchicum hungaricum' was found and botanically described in 1867 by the Hungarian botanist Viktor Janka; this is the earliest Hungarian flower to bloom. The saline Hortobágy region on the Eastern Plain has many plants found on the seashore, the Nyírség area is famous for meadow flowers.

The Gemenc forest on the Danube River near Szekszárd, the Little Balaton in the center of Transdanubia, the Tisza River backwater east of Kecskemét are important wetlands. Most of the trees in the nation's forests are deciduous beech and birch, a small percentage are fir. Since the 14th century, over 250 new plants have colonized Hungary, of which 70 are considered invasive. Many such plants are perennial herbs that have extirpated some native flora. Hungary was the second largest supplier of paprika to the United States, despite the spice not being a product of a Hungarian native plant. Hungarian paprika has a distinctive flavor and is in great demand in Europe where it is used as a spice rather than as a coloring agent. "Himnusz" was adopted in the 19th century and the first stanza is sung at official ceremonies. The words were written by Ferenc Kölcsey, a nationally renowned poet in 1823, its official musical setting was composed by the romantic composer Ferenc Erkel in 1844, although other, lesser known musical versions exist.

The traditional Hungarian dishes abound in piquant aromas. Dishes are flavorful and rather heavy. Flavors of Hungarian dishes are based on centuries-old traditions in spicing and preparation methods; the exquisite ingredients are produced by local husbandry. Paprika and garlic are to be found everywhere. In the Middle Ages the fish soup was the most lovely fishmeal in Hungary. A cookery book from 1860 contains 400 fish recipes; the most well-known specialities of Hungarian cuisine such as goulash soup, the different varieties of stew and paprikás are red with paprika. Hungary List of Hungarian dishes Ópusztaszer National Heritage Park

Neuhauser Stra├če

Neuhauser Straße is part of the first and largest pedestrian zone in Munich's Old Town. Here, many retail shops and restaurants are to be found; the road runs straight ahead in the southeast-northwest direction out of town, from the intersection Färbergraben, or Augustinerstraße, to Karlsplatz. It has a length of about 350 meters. In the direction of Marienplatz, Neuhauser Straße becomes Kaufingerstraße. Below the Neuhauser Straße and the Kaufingerstraße are the main lines of the S-Bahn that runs between the stops Marienplatz and Karlsplatz; the street exists since at least 1293 and was called Karlstraße from 1815 to 1828 Neuhausergasse. It was rebuilt in 1972 from a main traffic connection with two tram-rails into a pedestrian zone; the street is named after the former village and today's Neuhausen district, where the road leads out of town. South along the road is the Angerviertel and north the Hackenviertel. No. 2 is the former Augustinerkirche. No. 6: St. Michael's church building. No. 8: Old Academy, former Jesuit College, from 1956 to 2012, the service building Bavarian State Office for Statistics and Data Processing was located in front of this building is the Richard Strauss Fountain, in the west wing was the Department store Hettlage No. 17: former commercial building H. Ehrlicher, now department store Zweiflers No. 18: department store Oberpollinger Karstadt No. 20: Fountain Satyrherme mit Knabe No. 21: new store from SportScheck No. 14: Bürgersaalkirche No. 27: Restaurant Augustinerbräu in a painted neo-Renaissance semi-detached house.

No. 39: Saturn department store and a perfumery, former Hertie department storeShortly before the Karlsplatz is the Karlstor. Media related to Neuhauser Straße at Wikimedia Commons Neuhauser Straße and Kaufingerstraße, muenchen.de

Kincsem Park

Kincsem Park is a major horse racing venue in Budapest, Hungary. The 84-hectare park, named after the race horse Kincsem, can accommodate thoroughbred racing and harness racing, can be configured as a concert venue. Although the track experienced a drop in attendance in recent years, it has enjoyed a new popularity among racing fans due to the success of Hungarian racehorse Overdose. In August 2009, Madonna performed in front of a sold out crowd of 41,000 fans as a part of her Sticky & Sweet Tour. Thoroughbred races Káposztásmegyeri Prix Hazafi Prix Batthyány Prix Hunyady Prix Nemzeti Prix Millenniumi Prix Alagi Prix Magyar Kanca Prix Magyar Derby Kozma Ferenc Memorial Race Szent István Prix Kincsem Prix Imperiál Prix Gróf Károlyi Gyula Memorial Race Gróf Széchenyi István Memorial Race Magyar St. Leger Szent László Prix Budapesti Prix Kállai Pál Memorial Race Kétévesek Kritériuma Lovaregyleti PrixHarness races Tavaszi Handicap Bródy János Memorial Race Pulay Kornél Memorial Race Májusi Grand Prix Ferge László Memorial Race Nemzeti Prix Négyévesek Grand Prix Lovasélet Sprinter Cup Kanca Prix Szalay János Memorial Race Dr. Vecseklőy József Memorial Race Derby Kísérleti Race F.

V. M. Prix Magyar Ügetőderby Pannónia Prix Szent István Prix Marschall József Memorial Race Hungária Prix Őszi Kanca Prix Kétévesek Grand Prix Köztársásági Prix Őszi Kísérleti Race Ménesek Prix Baka Handicap Kincsem Park web site Aerial photographs

Higdon, Alabama

Higdon is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, United States. A post office called Higdon has been in operation since 1882; the community bears the name of its first postmaster. Higdon is located on top of Sand Mountain. Higdon covers an area of all land. State Route 71 As of the census of 2010, there were 1,398 people; the population density was 354.8 persons per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 0.2 % Black and 2.1 % from two or more races. 0.9 % of the population were Latino of any race. In Higdon, the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18 and 13.2% who were 64 years of age or older. Marriage status: 15.1% never married, 71.9% now married, 3.8% widowed, 9.2% divorced. The per capita income for Higdon was $14,341. About 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line. Higdon is home to North Sand Mountain School, part of the Jackson County School System. Http://northsandmountain.jc.schoolinsites.com/

Office Genuine Advantage

Office Genuine Advantage was a program by Microsoft, similar to Windows Genuine Advantage, which required users of the Microsoft Office software to validate their copy of Microsoft Office to download non-critical updates and other downloads such as addons and samples. This is different from Microsoft Product Activation in that activation is required to use the software and is enforced at the software level, whereas validation permits users to download files and updates from the Microsoft web site and is Internet-based. Validation rejects those product keys that have either been leaked or those key-generated to pass through activation but not validation. Starting October 27, 2006, users of Office Update were required to validate the legitimacy of their Office software in order to download files and updates. On April 15, 2008, Microsoft released Office Genuine Advantage Notifications to Windows Server Update Services as KB949810. On December 17, 2010, Microsoft retired Office Genuine Advantage.

The Office Genuine Advantage article on Microsoft support website was updated to reflect this. Genuine Microsoft Software FAQ Microsoft Bringing'Genuine Advantage' Authentication to Office Description of Microsoft Office 2007 "reduced functionality mode"

Naoki Hoshino

Naoki Hoshino was a bureaucrat and politician who served in the Taishō and early Shōwa period Japanese government, as an official in the Empire of Manchukuo. Hoshino was born in Yokohama, his paternal aunt was principal of a noted women's university. After World War II he was prosecuted for war crimes in Manchukuo by the International Military Tribunal of the Far East and sentenced to life imprisonment. A member of the ruling Ni-Ki-San-Suke Manchukuo clique, Hoshino graduated from the law school of Tokyo Imperial University, on graduation was employed by the Ministry of Finance, he rose through the ranks in various capacities, ranging from bank regulation to taxation, in 1932, became vice minister of industrial development. Following the Japanese invasion of Manchuria and the establishment of the puppet state of Manchukuo he led a team of bureaucrats from the Ministry of Finance to provide an infrastructure for finances for the new territory in July 1932. From 1937 he served as Vice Minister of Financial Affairs of Manchukuo.

To this capacity he oversaw the creation and directed the State Opium Monopoly Bureau that spread the mass use of the narcotic firstly in Manchuria and in China as a way to soften public resistance to the Japanese occupation and expansion while generating huge profits. Under his authority tens of thousands of hectares were taken over by the Japanese underworld and put under poppy production, while dozens of laboratories were built to convert opium tars into various grades of morphine and heroin, his administrating success there, made Japan by 1935 the biggest narcotics' producer accounted for three tons or 10% of the world's total supply of morphine and 37% of total heroin production. According to the testimony of General Ryukichi Tanaka before the International Military Tribunal of the Far East during his post in Manchuria the revenue derived from the opium and other narcotics traffic became the chief source of revenue income for the Manchukuo government. Part of the narcotics was exported to Japan where they were used by a subsidiary tobacco industry of Mitsui of Mitsui zaibatsu in the production of special marketed cigarettes for the Chinese market bearing the popular in the Far East trademark "Golden Bat".

Including small doses of opium on their mouthpiece, apart from generating millions of addicted victims increasing the breakdown of Chinese society it generated colossal profits for the Japanese economy that, Japanese military calculated to 300 million prewar dollars annually. Considered successful in his mission to establish a profitable economy for the Japanese Empire in Manchuria, he was recalled to Japan in 1940 where he was selected to serve as chief of the "Project Department" inside the Finance Ministry to implement the economic reorganization of Japan under the Taisei Yokusankai in the second Konoe Cabinet. In 1941, he became a member of the House of Peers and at the same year he was appointed Chief Cabinet Secretary in the Tōjō administration with the task to remold the Japanese economy onto a war economy footing with a state socialist basis. After the surrender of Japan, he was arrested by the American occupation authorities and tried before the International Military Tribunal of the Far East as a Class A war criminal on counts 1, 27, 29, 31, 32 together with other members of the Manchurian administration responsible for the Japanese policies there.

He was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo while his close colleague general Kenji Doihara responsible for the smuggling of narcotics in the occupied and non-occupied areas was sentenced to death and hanged. According to the indictment, as tools of successive Japanese governments they ".. Pursued a systematic policy of weakening the native inhabitants' will to resist... by directly and indirectly encouraging the increased production and importation of opium and other narcotics and by promoting the sale and consumption of such drugs among such people."He was released from jail in 1958 and served as president or chairman of a number of companies, including the Tokyu Corporation. He published his memoirs in 1963, which created somewhat of a sensation for his undiminished admiration of Japanese accomplishments in Manchukuo, his unexpected lack of respect for wartime leader Hideki Tōjō, he died in Tokyo in 1978. Browne, Courtney. Tojo, the Last Banzai. Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

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