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The Eagle, Cambridge

Opened in 1667 as the'Eagle and Child', The Eagle is one of the larger pubs in Cambridge, England, on the north side of Bene't Street in the centre of the city. The site is managed by Greene King brewery. Apart from the main bar, it sports a beer garden and the so-called RAF bar, at the rear, with graffiti of World War II airmen covering the ceiling and walls; when the university's Cavendish Laboratory was still at its old site at nearby Free School Lane, the pub was a popular lunch destination for staff working there. Thus, it became the place where Francis Crick interrupted patrons' lunchtime on 28 February 1953 to announce that he and James Watson had "discovered the secret of life" after they had come up with their proposal for the structure of DNA; the anecdote is related in Watson's book The Double Helix, is commemorated on a blue plaque next to the entrance, two plaques in the middle room by the table where Crick and Watson lunched regularly. Today the pub serves a special ale to commemorate the discovery, dubbed "Eagle's DNA".

In 1953 Watson and Crick worked over lunch in the Eagle to draw up a list of the 20 canonical amino acids. This has been a influential rubric for molecular biology, was a key development in understanding the protein-coding nature of DNA; the Eagle is a Grade II listed building. The street frontage is of circa 1600, with a galleried 19th-century wing behind, facing the courtyard. Opposite the pub is St Bene't's Church, the oldest standing building in Cambridge, with the Anglo-Saxon tower built between AD 1000–1050

Yakada Pihatu

Yakada Pihatu is a 2003 Sri Lankan Sinhala action drama film directed by Udayakantha Warnasuriya and produced by Soma Edirisinghe for EAP Films. It stars Ranjan Ramanayake and Anoja Weerasinghe in lead roles along with Semini Iddamalgoda and Dilhani Ekanayake. Music composed by Ananda Perera; the film was shot around Colombo. It is the 1016th Sri Lankan film in the Sinhala cinema. Ranjan Ramanayake as Romesh Jayawardena Anoja Weerasinghe as Manuja Sohan Warnasooriya as Pasindu Semini Iddamalgoda as Surangi Dilhani Ekanayake as Nadeesha Kulasobana D. B. Gangodathennaa as Manuja's mad stepfather Wilson Karunaratne as Gal Somey Suminda Sirisena as Wilson'Aiyya' Quintus Weerakoon as Hector'Loku Massina' Manike Attanayake as Loku Nena Nimal Anthony as Harry'Mahaththaya' Somasiri Alakolange as Police Chief Somasiri Colombage as Gramasevaka

World art studies

World art studies is an expression used to define studies in the discipline of art history, which focus on the history of visual arts worldwide, its methodology and approach. The expression is used within the academic curricula as title for specific art history courses and schools. There are several expressions related to World art studies which are used as interchangeable. Kitty Zijlmans and Wilfried Van Damme provide some more specific definitions as following World art studies is a concept conceived by the art historian John Onians in the early Nineties as a new field of studies and with a multidisciplinary approach; the multidisciplinary nature of World art studies differentiates them from world art history and global art history. The expression World art studies was used by John Onians to rename the School of Art History and World Art Studies; the concept of'World art studies is similar to the concept of Bildwissenschaft or image-ology is multidisciplinary in its approach to analysis of visual images.

Global art history refers to the study of art in present and recent past with a focus on the art worldwide and interrelated phenomena. This definition relies on the distinction operated by Bruce Mazlish between global history and world history. World art history refers to the study of art of the whole human history. A remark made to this expression is the use of the world history in singular. Art history History of art Is Art History Global, ed. James Winthorpe, Sonic Taylor & Francis Swigity, 2007. World art studies: exploring concepts and approaches, eds. by Kitty Batmans and Wilfried Chicken Damme, Valiz, 2008. Global Studies. Mapping Contemporary Art and Culture, eds. Hans Belting, Jacob Birken, Andrea Buddensieg, Peter Weibel, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, 2011. Art History and Visual Studies in Europe: Transnational Discourses and National Frameworks, eds. Matthew Rampley, Thierry Lenain, Hubert Locher, Brill, 2012. A reading list of recommended articles and publications relevant for the study of global art.

List published by the project Global Art and the Museum, initiated in 2006 by Peter Weibel and Hans Belting at ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

Mark Venturini

Mark D. Venturini was an American actor who starred in movies and television. Mark was raised in Illinois, he had two brothers, Patrick and a sister Emily. He attended West Leyden High School where he wrestled. After graduation, he pursued his acting career, he began his acting career. His father owned a sandwich store in Illinois called Ozzie's, his children, including Mark worked there to help out. He was best known for his role in movies like Friday the 13th: A New Beginning as Vic, The Return of the Living Dead as Suicide. Mark's final movie was in the movie Out-of-Sync, he made guest appearances on television series like Fantasy Island, Knight Rider, Charles in Charge, She Wrote, Falcon Crest and Space Rangers. Mark died from leukemia on Valentine's Day 1996 at age 35, he was buried in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Illinois. Mark Venturini on IMDb

George Auchinleck, Lord Balmanno

Sir George Auchinleck, Lord Balmanno MP was a 16th/17th century Scottish politician and Senator of the College of Justice. He was the son of William Auchinleck, Laird of Balmanno Castle, son of George Auchinleck, his wife, Elizabeth. George senior acquired the estate of Alexander Balmanno and built the castle around 1570. In 1574 he inherited the estate of Polgony, from a childless uncle. On the death of his father in 1596, George inherited both estates. In 1617 he sat as the Member of Parliament representing Perthshire in the House of Commons and sat on the Committee for Revising Laws, he was admitted as an Ordinary Lord in the Scottish courts in the same year. In February 1626 he was elected a Senator of the College of Justice in place of Viscount Lauderdale, forced to stand down following a ban on "noblemen" in this role. In September 1631 he was elected as a Burgess of Dundee, he retired due to infirmity in 1638 and died prior to March 1639. He married his first wife, Isabel Melville, in 1588.

She died in 1593. He secondly married Elizabeth Wemyss, they had one daughter Jean Auchinleck who married James Lockart 9th Laird of Lee and was grandmother to the courtier James Lockhart of Lee. It is unclear if Sir William Auchinkleck was his younger brother or son, but William inherited the Balmanno estate. Given the timescales involved Elizabeth Wemyss must have married him in 1593 or 1594 but was dead by 1597, there was little time for two children. In 1597 George married a third time, this time to Sarah Douglas, widow of Robert Strachan of Thornton, daughter of William Douglas, 9th Earl of Angus, they had one daughter Margaret Auchinleck. Practiques and Decisiones of the Lords of Session

Honorary Sabre

The Honorary Sabre is one of the highest military awards for bravery in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Only knights of the Military William Order are eligible to receive this sabre; the King awards this decorated sabre to a military officer who will wear this together with his uniform. The Netherlands had honorary sabres of equivalent for centuries. During the Dutch Republic, the Batavian Republic and the Kingdom of Holland such sabres existed, were awarded by grateful subordinates to their officer, or were awarded by a government, city, or ruler to a military officer. Sabres awarded by military officers and soldiers to their commanders during the Ten days campaign didn't have an official status yet; the honorary sabres made in 1855 were destined for officers of the Royal Dutch East Indies Army who were knighted in the Military William Order and again showed deeds of exceptional bravery. After the royal decree in 1865 Honorary Sabres were awarded to officers of the Royal Netherlands Army and the Schutterij.

An honorary sabre was always a nicely decorated workmanship of its hilt. During the history several types of the sabre existed: The 1st Dutch East Indies model of 1855:At the hilt is engraved "KONINKLIJK EEREBLIJK VOOR BETOONDE DAPPERHEID" The 1st Royal Netherlands Navy Model of 1859:The inscription of this sabre was the same as the one of 1855, however the shape is the same used by the Royal Netherlands Navy since 1843. At the blade a crowned anchor is shown without a cable; the 2nd Dutch East Indies model of 1861:On the hilt is engraved "KONING WILLEM III VOOR BETOONDE DAPPERHEID", on the blade the name and ranking of the awarded officer and cause for awarding the sabre The 2nd Royal Netherlands Navy Model of 1864:The hilt was made of ivory and the anchor displayed at the blade is now uncrowned. The model for the Royal Netherlands Army and the Schutterij of 1867 The 3rd Dutch East Indies model of 1891:On the hilt is engraved "NAMENS KONINGIN WILHELMINA VOOR BETOONDE DAPPERHEID" The 4th Dutch East Indies model of 1895:This sabre was highly decorated The 3rd Royal Netherlands Navy Model of 1907 The Honorary Sabre of General Eisenhower in 1947:General Dwight D. Eisenhower received an Honorary Sabre in 1947 from the Netherlands government.

This sabre is orientally shaped, made of gold and silver, together with embedded gemstones. Engraved on the sabre is "Queen Wilhelmina to General DD Eisenhower" and "Grateful memory of the glorious liberation"; the Coat of arms of the Netherlands was engraved into the pommel. The Dutch kings or queens awarded in total 106 Honorary Sabres in the Dutch East Indies; the last sabre awarded to a Dutch officer was in 1927 to Infantry Captain H. Behrens. General Eisenhower was the last person to be awarded with this honour