2NE1 was a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment in 2009. First appearing in Lollipop, a campaign with Big Bang for LG Electronics. Since then, the group has released two extended plays, 2NE1 and 2NE1, and two studio albums, To Anyone and Crush. Their first EP spawned the number-one single I Dont Care, which won them the Song of the Year award at the 2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards. Their follow-up singles, such as Go Away, Lonely and I Am the Best, were similarly successful, 2NE1 officially debuted in Japan in September 2011 with a Japanese version of their second EP, titled Nolza. Since then, the group has released one album, Collection. In 2012, The New York Times named 2NE1s performance at the Prudential Center in New Jersey as one of the Best Concerts of 2012, in October 2012, Zack Greenburg of Forbes magazine noted that 2NE1 has sold 27 million digital downloads. The youngest member, officially left the group on April 5,2016 and it was revealed that although CL and Dara would remain signed to YG Entertainment, Park Bom did not have her contract renewed.
Their final single Good Bye was released on January 21,2017, 2NE1 was first mentioned by South Korean press in late 2004. Both Spicas Bohyung and Fiestars Linzy were trainees alongside the 2NE1 members, they were eliminated before debut. YG Entertainment formally announced in early 2009 that the group would consist of four members, the company stated that the group had trained for four years, and that their debut album would contain songs produced by 1TYMs leader Teddy Park. The groups name was announced as 21, due to the discovery of a singer with the same name. The name, pronounced in Korean to approximate English as To Anyone or Twenty One, combines the phrases 21st century, in collaboration with Big Bang, 2NE1s first CF song, was digitally released on March 27,2009. The song was created for LG to promote their Cyon phone, the music video was released on March 28. Lollipop was not a single because it was an advertisement. 2NE1s debut song, was released on May 6, the song was written and produced by 1TYMs Teddy Park, and contained elements of hip-hop and reggae.
Its music video had two versions — a space version and a street version, within the first 24 hours of release, the videos each received over one million views. The group held their first performance of Fire on May 17 on SBSs Inkigayo, 2NE1 launched their first reality show, 2NE1TV to assist the group in their debut promotions
A convention center is a large building that is designed to hold a convention, where individuals and groups gather to promote and share common interests. Convention centers typically offer sufficient floor area to several thousand attendees. Very large venues, suitable for trade shows, are sometimes known as exhibition centres. Convention centers typically have at least one auditorium and may contain concert halls, lecture halls, meeting rooms, some large resort area hotels include a convention center
Lenka is an Australian singer and actress best known for her song The Show, from her self-titled album Lenka. The track was used in the 2011 film Moneyball and her song Everything at Once was used in a Windows 8 television advertisement and in a Disney Movie Rewards commercial. As a teenager, Lenka studied acting at the Australian Theatre For Young People, Lenka starred in the Australian ABC-TV drama series GP as Vesna Kapek in the 1990s. She hosted Cheez TV and has guest starred in other Australian TV series, including Home and Away, Wild Side, Head Start and she appeared in Australian feature films The Dish and Lost Things, as well as in theatre productions. Lenka provided the vocals for 2 tracks on Paul Macs 2005 album, as Lenka Kripac, she was a member of the Australian electronic-rock crossover band Decoder Ring for two of their albums. She moved to California in 2007, after adopting her first name as her sole artistic name, Lenka released her eponymous debut album on 24 September 2008, with The Show chosen to be the first single release from the set.
The album peaked at number 142 on the US Billboard 200 and her song Everything at Once was featured in a Windows 8 ad, becoming a world wide success. Lenka creates paper art type of stop-motion animated music videos for each of her singles with James Gulliver Hancock, the childlike appearance to all her music videos is done on purpose by the duo. Her vocal stylings are a juxtaposition of pop and layered, complicated influences and she provided vocals on two tracks on German artist Schillers album Atemlos, released in Germany on 12 March 2010. Lenka currently resides between Sydney and Brooklyn, New York, Lenka is married to visual artist James Gulliver Hancock. She announced on 27 September 2011 that she was pregnant, in March 2012, she announced on Twitter that she had given birth to a boy named Quinn. Lenka Two Shadows The Bright Side Official website Lenka talks to Flavorpill, interview with Lenka Lenka In SPINs November Issue James Gulliver Hancock
Turtle Tower, called Tortoise Tower is a small tower in the middle of Sword Lake, Vietnam. The tower was erected on the Turtle islet, the fishing site under king Le Thanh Tong. Under the Restored Le Dynasty, the Trinh Lords had Ta Vong Temple built on the islet, after the French conquered the Hanoi Citadel, most of the population around the lake fled away. Vietnamese officials fled their offices, there stayed only Nguyen Ngoc Kim, who was the mediator between the French troops and the Vietnamese. Hoan Kiem Turtle Media related to Turtle Tower at Wikimedia Commons Hồ Hoàn Kiếm Tháp Rùa nhìn từ vệ tinh
The Huong Pagoda is a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich mountains. It is the site of a festival which draws large numbers of pilgrims from across Vietnam. The centre of the Huong Temple lies in Huong Son Commune, Mỹ Đức District, the centre of this complex is the Perfume Temple, known as Chua Trong, located in Huong Tich Cave. It is thought that the first temple was a structure on the current site of Thien Tru which existed during the reign of Lê Thánh Tông in the 15th century. Legend claims that the site was discovered over 2000 years ago by a monk meditating in the area, who named the site after a Tibetan mountain where Lord Buddha practiced asceticism. A stele at the current temple dates the building of a terrace, stone steps and Kim Dung shrine to 1686, during the reign of Le Hy Tong, over the years some of the structures were damaged and replaced. The original statues of Lord Buddha and Quan Am were cast from bronze in 1767, more recently, damage was done during both the French and the American wars.
Both the gate and the tower at Thien Tru Pagoda were destroyed, the bell tower rebuilt in 1986. The many Pagodas that make up Chua Huong are spread out among the limestone hills, approaching from the Day River, one will first come across Den Trinh, known as Den Quan Lon, built to worship one of the generals of a Hung King. This large shrine has a gate with two kneeling elephant statues on each side, inside the structure is a large ceremonial room. Beyond Den Trinh is Thien Tru Pagoda, known as Chua Ngoai, here one will find Vien Cong Bao Stupa, a brick structure where Ch’an Master Vien Quang, who led the reconstruction of the pagoda, is buried. Thien Thuy stupa, a naturally occurring structure that is the result of the erosion of a hill, is nearby. Thien Tru is home to a tower and Hall of the Triple Gem. Inside the Pagoda there is a statue of Quan Am Nam Hai. hay On the route from Thien Tru to Huong Tich cave is Giai Oan Temple. Here there is a pond called Thien Nhien Thanh Tri, called Long Tuyen Well, the center of the Chua Huong complex, Huong Tich Cave houses Chua Trong.
The mouth of the cave has the appearance of an open mouth with Chu Nho characters carved in a wall at the mouth of the cave. The characters are translated as “the foremost cave under the Southern Heavens”, the words are attributed by some to the ruler of that time, Thinh Do Vuong Trinh Sam. Inside the cave there are many statues, there is a large statue of Lord Buddha, as well as one of Quan Am, both made of a green stone
Red River (Asia)
The Red River, known as the Hồng Hà and Sông Cái in Vietnamese and the Yuan River in Chinese, is a river that flows from Yunnan in Southwest China through northern Vietnam to the Gulf of Tonkin. According to C. Michael Hogan, the associated Red River Fault was instrumental in forming the entire South China Sea at least as early as 37 million years before present, the Red River begins in Chinas Yunnan province in the mountains south of Dali. It flows generally southeastward, passing through Dai ethnic minority areas before leaving China through Yunnans Honghe Autonomous Prefecture and it enters Vietnam at Lào Cai Province. It forms a portion of the border between China and Vietnam. The river, known as Thao River for this upper stretch and its main tributaries, the Black River and Lô River join in to form the very broad Hồng near Việt Trì, Phu Tho Province. Downstream from Việt Trì, the river and its many distributaries spread out to form the Red River Delta, the Red River flows past the Vietnamese capital Hanoi before emptying into the Gulf of Tonkin.
The reddish-brown heavily silt-laden water gives the river its name, the red river has a reddish-brown tint to the river because of the silt. The Red River is notorious for its violent floods with its seasonally wide volume fluctuations, the delta is a major agricultural area of Vietnam with vast area devoted to rice. The land is protected by a network of dikes and levees. The Black River and Lô River are the Red Rivers two chief tributaries, in the 19th century, the Red River was thought to be a lucrative trade route to China. The late 19th-century French explorers were able to travel up the Red River until Manhao in South Yunnan, the Red River remained the main commercial travel route between the French Indochina and Yunnan until the opening of the Kunming–Hai Phong Railway in 1910. Thanks to the river, Hai Phong was in the early 20th century the sea port most easily accessible from Kunming, one of the earliest of them is the Thác Bà Dam in Vietnam, constructed in 1972, which forms the Thác Bà Lake.
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