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Visočica (mountain)

Visočica is a mountain range in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. Geologically, Visočica is part of the Dinaric Alps and formed of secondary and tertiary sedimentary rock limestone and dolomite. Due to subterranean non-porous geological layers, the typical karst characteristics of the nearby Herzegovina mountains are absent in Visočica, resulting in enough water sources at heights around 1500–1700 m. Springtime lakes, tend to dry out soon towards the summer; some smaller streams source from these mountains as tributaries to its bordering rivers: the Ljuta in the east, the Rakitnica on its northern and western slopes and the Neretva towards the south. Notable peaks are Džamija, Veliko Ljeljen, Crveni Kuk and Veliko Toholj; the Visočica mountains were on the edges affected by the heavy combat, going on around the Treskavica and Neretva frontlines during the 1992-1995 conflict. The central main ridges remained spared from warfare and the mine risk is therefore minimal within the area west of the Crveni Kuk summit and north east of a line that can be drawn between the villages of Luka and Grušća.

Therefore, Visočica, is an attractive destination for hikers and tour skiers. The Visočica range consists of two main parallel ridges; the Toholj north east ridge -despite its wild formations- is visited by hikers with the exception of Crveni Kuk, an ideal summit for ski touring on a day trip from Sarajevo. Most hikers focus on the Ljeljen ridge: Džamija; the thick shrubs of Pinus Mugo that are typical for Bjelašnica or Lelija are completely absent on the Visočica ridges because of a long history of sheep herding on these water-rich mountains. Mixed forest -mostly beech- grows up to 1400 m. A rough unpaved mountain road passes through the Visočica range from Sinanovici in the east to Luka in the west. A well-furnished mountain hut is located just above Sinanovici and marked itineraries to the main peaks have been re-established. On several sites within Visočica stećci are found; these medieval tombstones are typical for Bosnia-Herzegovina and were erected in the 14th and 15th centuries. Visočica has two so-called necropoli that are of particular interest because they are located at high altitude amidst these mountains where no trace of contemporary or historical habitation can be found.

The necropolis at a site called Poljice, at the side of the mountain road at 1500 m. features two stećci that bear the rare medieval Bosnian Cyrillic inscriptions. Further up from this site, at 1700 m. in a high deserted valley called Jezera, there is another sizable necropolis that features several ornamented stećci, one stećak showing a most striking image of -most probably- the Good Shepherd and another showing the Bosnian Lily. One passes this impressive site while hiking along the marked trail towards the summit of Džamija. SourcesGomez, Matias. Forgotten Beauty: A Hiker's Guide to Bosnia and Hercegovina's 2000 Metre Peaks, Other Selected Adventures. Sarajevo: Buybook. ISBN 978-9958-630-59-0. Summitpost.org page on Visocica List of BiH mountain huts Site of local Mountain Club About Stecci in general

Gypsies in the Palace

"Gypsies in the Palace" is a song written and performed by American popular music singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett. It was first released on his 1985 album Last Mango in Paris and was his first of three charting singles off that album; this song charted #56 on US Country. The song concerns an professional entertainer who leaves his home in the care of the unnamed narrator and another man nicknamed "Snake" while he goes to perform elsewhere. Once the homeowner leaves, the two men notice all the food and liquor he has and decide that it will go to waste if it's not consumed, they shoot the lock off his liquor cabinet and invite numerous people to his house to party: have naked conga lines, throw people into his swimming pool, partake in his commodities. When the homeowner calls the house and reports that he's returning early, the two rush everyone out and clean up the mess left during the party; when the homeowner returns, the two men point out all the work they've done around his house in his absence offer to watch the house again if the opportunity arises again.

When performing the song in concert, Buffett calls it "The scariest song you'll hear tonight." Its performance is preceded by a pre-recorded voice intoning: "In days of old, when knights were bold, And journeyed from their castles, Trusty men were left behind. They helped themselves to pig and peach. Hit it, boys!" Jimmy Buffett stated when he appeared on Jerry Jeff Walker's television show, that the song was based on true-life experience. When released as a single, the song was trimmed for radio, excluding the dialogue introduction and other corners of the song for pacing purposes. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Metropolis International

Metropolis International Group Limited, established in 1994, is a predominantly UK-based media and technology group specialising in business and travel media including awards and websites, business software, reward and benefit programmes. It has 300 employees and runs offices in West London, Bolton, Dublin and New York City; the company's headquarters are located in Acton, West London. Metropolis publishes several business-focused titles including: The Architects' Journal - a weekly architectural magazine, first published in London in 1896, purchased by Metropolis International from Emap in June 2017; the Architectural Review is a monthly international architectural magazine published in London since 1896. Like AJ, it was acquired by Metropolis from Emap in 2017. AV magazine - AV magazine was launched in 1972 for the professional audio-visual sector; the AV portfolio includes AV and AV Europe magazines, the AV Powerbook Directory and numerous supplements. Building Products - Established in 1976, Building Products is read by professionals working within the specification chain of the UK construction industry.

The magazine highlights their application in projects. Construction News - Established in 1871, the once weekly print publication covered the United Kingdom construction industry; the title was acquired by Metropolis from Emap in 2017. Drapers - Drapers Record, founded in 1887, Drapers is a business magazine and website covering the fashion retail sector, acquired by Metropolis in June 2017. Duty Free News International - Established in 1987, Duty Free News International is a monthly subscription based news publication for the global travel-retail industry, it offers coverage of industry issues with news and features. Ground Engineering - Established in 1968, Ground Engineering is the official magazine of the British Geotechnical Association and is published monthly, it was acquired from Ascential by Metropolis in June 2017. Independent Retail News - Established in 1995, Independent Retail News is a fortnightly magazine for owners of independent convenience stores. IEM - Established in 1975 and focuses on buying and selling of new and used industrial and commercial products and services.

Irish Medical Times and MIMS Ireland Laboratory News - Founded in 1971 is a laboratory science magazine. Every month, it brings news, comment and features to users and buyers of laboratory equipment and services; the Landscaper - Established in 1998 is a magazine for the landscaping industry’s professionals. The Local Government Chronicle is a British weekly magazine for local government officers launched in 1855 and acquired by Metropolis in June 2017. Mortgage Finance Gazette - Established in 1869 as the Building Societies Gazette, Mortgage Finance Gazette has been a publication for the mortgage lending industry for over 140 years. Motor Trader - Established in 1904, Motor Trader is for automotive industry professionals, it focuses on the issues behind the headlines presenting analysis about what is impacting dealers and car manufacturers. National Plant Hire Guide - was first published in 1961 and was established as a directory for the UK plant hire industry; this online directory is split into plant hire service categories.

New Civil Engineer - First published in May 1972, NCE is the monthly magazine for members of the Institution of Civil Engineers, was acquired by Metropolis in June 2017. Nursing Times is a monthly magazine for nurses in the United Kingdom. Acquired by Metropolis in June 2017. Packaging News - Established in 1957 is a source of news and analysis covering business issues, production and innovation in the UK packaging supply chain. Property Week - was published by UBM plc until September 2013. UK Boarding Schools Guide - Established in 1995 offers targeted marketing for domestic and international recruitment to UK boarding schools. Diamond is the consumer publishing arm of the group and produces a number of publications and websites. Record Collector is the UK’s longest running monthly music magazine. Best of British is the UK's leading nostalgia monthly magazine Since its foundation in 1994, Metropolis International has published For Less Compact Guides, which aim for a user-friendly design accompanied by various “2 for 1” discounts.

Metropolis have launched these guides for over 35 locations including London, Madrid, Thailand and a variety of other countries and cities. The maps feature a complete street index accompanied by an underground/metro map on the reverse, now provided online and as apps. Launched in 2009, Smartsave.com is Metropolis’ self-proclaimed flagship discounts website, specialising in family day trip savings. The site offers price reductions on restaurants, theatres and general shopping with 20% being the standard discount. Smartsave uses'discount technology' with electronic terminals being deployed in shops and other outlets. Metropolis International offer Smartsave discounts to consumers through a variety of distribution channels including guide books, street maps and mobile applications; the programme runs discounts in the UK, United States, France and the Netherlands. Some of Smartsave's partners include Ripley's Believe It or Not!, Manchester United Museum, Paradise Wildlife Park, Aquarium of the Bay, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and more.

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Ajanabee (1974 film)

Ajanabee is a 1974 Bollywood film produced by Girija Samanta and directed by Shakti Samanta. The film stars Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman in the lead supported by Prem Chopra, Madan Puri, Yogeeta Bali and Asit Sen; the film's music is by R. D. Burman; the song Hum Dono Do Premi is a four-minute train sequence in the film and it was the first song to be shot on the top of the train. This film saw Khanna paired for the first time with Aman. One monsoon night, a terrified young woman, gets down from a Taxi and runs towards the Railway station in Deena Pur asking for a ticket to Bombay. However, she is not able to catch the said train on time as the station master takes time to give her the railway ticket to Bombay, she doesn’t have any place to go and decides to wait at the station for the next train, the following morning. She's carrying an attache case containing jewellery worth lakhs, she deposits it to Rohit. Since Rohit feels it's not safe for her to wait at the platform he offers to drop her at his quarters, near by and she agrees to it.

It's so obvious that she's running away from someone and Rohit feels she must have stolen the jewellery but she denies the accusation. She tells him that she inherited them from her mother but there are goons behind her because of it, and she's escaping from them. He buys the story and assured that she's safe and comfortable there, he goes back to the station. Sitting on his chair in his office, he goes back in time and lives in flashback for a while thinking about how he first came across Rashmi. He's riding a motorcycle on his way to his uncle's house for his cousin's wedding. On the road he sees a car ahead of him and they have a race. After a while, Rashmi's car runs out of petrol. Attempting to help her and not wanting to lose an opportunity of spending some time with a lovely dame, he empties all the petrol from his motorcycle into Rahmi's car and decides to travel along in her car, but before he can get in, she drives off. With no petrol, he gets stuck and manages to get a lift in a lorry.

They meet a couple of times during his stay there and they fall in love. Her father, Diwan Sardarilal, is looking for an assistant for Moti Babu, her brother-in-law, looking after the business now, and Diwan feels. Rashmi presents Rohit to Diwan and he agrees to hire him. Rashmi tells Rohit about it. Rohit begins auditing the records and discovers that the entries are not correct and a huge sum of money has been missing. Moti Babu, scared that the truth will come out, plots against Rohit. Since Rashmi is so fond of him, the best way to get Rohit out of his way would be to somehow make her dislike him; as a part of the plan, they have a celebration with lots of Bhaang followed a dance "Satra baras ki". And with the help of Bahadur and Bijli he manages to prove that Rohit tried to rape Bijli and has cheated on Rashmi; as per Panchayat's decision, a punishment, he's thrashed in front of the villagers and asked to leave the place immediately. Moti Babu is celebrating his victory with Bijli. Rashmi is disgusted.

Much against wishes of Diwan and Moti Babu, she leaves the house and runs away with Rohit singing "Hum dono do premee". They go to get married in a temple. Two men show up at his office and they wake him up from his reverie, they introduce themselves as Inspector Tiwari and Inspector Sinha and enquire about a girl with an attache – Sonia. They tell him that she has stolen some valuables and has run away, they are investigating the case. Though suspicious, Rohit doesn’t reveal her whereabouts, he confronts her. But she tells him gives him her mother's letter. After reading it he's convinced, he comes back to his office. It's raining heavily outside. Standing by the window he gets into a flashback mode again; this time Rohit are singing "Bheegi bheegi raaton mein" in the rain. Brought up the way she was, Rashmi doesn’t know much of household work, she has a tough time trying to learn. They become friends with him, he helps her develop her culinary skills. Rohit works for Bombay Publicity, an Ad Agency and Rashmi, on the other hand gets bored sitting at home the whole day with nothing to do.

Since she has a good knowledge of colours she starts painting and wants to gift the painting to Rohit on his birthday. One fine day Chetan suggests her to start modelling. Having seen how his boss, M. M. Puri deals with models, Rohit is not happy about, but Rashmi, with a wealthy background is not used to live the way she is living and doesn’t like compromising for every little thing. And she remains adamant about her decision. Indifferences start creeping in but Rohit is understanding and does all he can to keep Rashmi happy, though his ego keeps coming in between. In no time she becomes a top model and goes on to win a beauty pageant, she becomes thrilled with the idea that now within a short span of time and fame would knock her doors. Soon after this, she realises, she wants to pursue her career and thinks it's not the right time to start a family and thinks of going for an abortion. But Rohit wants the child. So she decides to keep it. One day Rohit calls and when she goes down to Chetan's flat to answer the call, she slips and falls down the staircase

Broomhouse, Glasgow

Broomhouse is a residential area in Glasgow, Scotland. It is about 6 miles east of the city centre. A small mining village and the site of the Glasgow Zoo, in the early 21st century it grew as an affluent commuter suburb. Although close to Baillieston and within the Glasgow boundaries, the neighbourhood has a G71 postcode which has led to it being associated with Uddingston, the main town for that district, about 1 1⁄2 miles to the south-east in the South Lanarkshire local authority area. Broomhouse is in the south-east of the Glasgow city area, it is bounded to the north by a railway line which divides its territory with that of Bailleston, while to the south the M74 motorway separates it from Daldowie. A large quarry and landfill occupy the land to the west; the North Calder Water, which flows into the River Clyde nearby, is the eastern boundary of the neighbourhood as well as that of Glasgow, with North Lanarkshire and the M73 motorway beyond. The area was home to a mining community in the late 1800s and early 1900s, with several pits in the local area.

The few buildings surviving from that era are situated on the A74, including the local public house, The Mailcoach, deriving its name from the fact that this was the main route taken by such wagons between Glasgow and England until the construction of the motorway in the late 20th century – due to its importance, it was better maintained than most roads of the time. There was another tavern across the street, Smugglers Inn, but this did not survive into the 21st century; as the mining industry declined in the 1930s, a small housing development with a community hall and park was established. The district was served by Broomhouse railway station, from 1878–1927 for passengers, on the Glasgow, Bothwell and Coatbridge Railway line, which connected to the Coatbridge Branch line at Shettleston; the station was located next to Boghall, another mining hamlet to the west of the original Broomhouse village. The remains of the former Mount Vernon Sports Stadium are located in that area; the railway line closed in 1961, soon after nationalisation, due to the downturn in the local industries it served and the presence of the Rutherglen and Coatbridge line nearby, now owned by the same organisation rather than a competitor.

Two country estates occupied much of the territory. The more northerly of these, overlooking the North Calder Water, was Calderbank House which in 1919 became a maternity hospital – the annexe of a larger NHS facility at Bellshill – and latterly a care home before its demolition in 2002. Calderpark House, situated at the same location as the public park, was linked to the powerful families who owned the adjacent Daldowie estate. However, it was demolished in the 1930s; the lands were purchased by the Zoological Society of Glasgow and West of Scotland who by 1947 had transformed the site into Glasgow Zoo. Calderpark Halt station for customers was opened in 1951 before the line closed to passengers in 1955, just a few years later; the attraction ceased operations in 2003 amid financial problems, with the enclosures and outbuildings left abandoned for several years. Administratively, Broomhouse was part of the Old Monkland district of Lanarkshire until the 1974 reorganisation when it was absorbed into Glasgow under the Strathclyde region.

In the early 21st century, Broomhouse was designated as a'Community Growth Area' by a Glasgow'City Development Plan' identifying areas of green belt which would be suitable to rezone for housing needs. Following this designation, building work was carried out continuously by various developers for the next decade, encompassing the land where Calderbank House and Calderpark/Glasgow Zoo stood; the housing in winding streets off two main spine roads comprises clusters of large villas designed for families with cars. At various times, concerns were raised by residents through the local Community Council about the lack of shops in the expanding area, with residents having to travel to Baillieston or Uddingston for grocery shopping and to access medical or educational facilities. Owing to its location close to the motorway on the edge of Glasgow, a budget hotel and restaurant were constructed close to Junction 3A serving the area; the area has much in common with many modern developments across the country, with the houses constructed in the same style by the same builders.

A nearby example is Newton, South Lanarkshire a large suburban'Community Growth Area' on green belt land, based around a small mining community, on the site of a demolished country house, traversed by electricity pylons, bounded by a minor river and a railway with a station, with few local amenities other than a pub but close to established suburbs which provide more of these. Newton is less than a mile from Broomhouse to the south; the area has been well served for transport since Baillieston railway station was opened in 1993, linking to Glasgow Central and Coatbridge. In 1995 a short extension and junction was built onto the M74 motorway nearby – this was useful for traffic heading south to Lanarkshire and England but had little nort

Magni Vittoria

The Magni PM.2 Vittoria was an Italian experimental, single seat, parasol wing aircraft built in the mid-1920s. It had a large area aerofoil on each of its single wing bracing struts which could be rotated together or independently to give lift or drag. One contemporary report described the Magni Vittoria as a sesquiplane, although it is more called a lifting strut, it evolved, by progressive reduction of the lifting strut, into a conventionally braced parasol wing monoplane. The strut was mounted at a single point on the lower fuselage and a second on the upper wing leading edge at about 70% of the span and could be rotated about this axis to act as an auxiliary lift surface at low angles of incidence or as an air brake at high angles. Magni had begun to study this idea as early as 1919, when he displayed a scale model of an aircraft, designed around a 37 kW Gnome rotary engine, displayed at the first post-war Paris Salon, he tested models in the Eiffel wind-tunnel. The Vittoria 1924 was his first full-scale aircraft.

Its thin wing had constant chord out to quadrantal tips. There was a deep and wide curved cutout over the cockpit to increase the pilot's field of upward view and broad-chord, long ailerons; the wooden wing was in two parts, each with five spars, ten ribs and plywood covering. The forward four spars were curved near the tip; the wings were mounted low over the fuselage on a short, steel frame cabane and braced by the axes of the lower wings. Each lower wing wooden, had a single box spar as its axis with ribs and a strip around the leading edge and its lower rounded end; this end was pivoted to a triangular, transverse steel frame within the fuselage which carried the cabane at its upper vertex. The ply-covered wing was straight-tapered to a squared-off upper end, where it pivoted in a short, inward-angled mounting with a broadly faired foot on the upper wing underside; the angle of incidence of each lower wing was adjustable between -3° and 90° with a lever at the pilot's side. The Vittoria was powered by six cylinder Anzani 6A.20 radial engine.

The metal engine frame, aluminium cowling, aluminium spinner and two blade propeller could be detached from the fuselage behind it, a ply-covered semi-monocoque with wooden hoops and longerons. The large, open cockpit was under the wing cutout, with an effective Triplex windscreen and a prominent, faired headrest which enclosed a parachute; the tail surfaces of the Vittoria were constructed, with ply covering. The horizontal surfaces were mounted at mid-fuselage, though the tailplane was vestigial, more like a long fillet which carried large, balanced elevators with curved leading edges; the fin was broad and noticeably upswept, bearing a broad, rounded rudder. Its undercarriage was fixed and conventional, with a pair of faired-in, wood and ply inverted L-struts on either side carrying a rubber cord sprung steel single axle, fitted with large diameter wheels; the steel-shod tailskid was mounted on a laminated ash spring. The Vittoria was flown for the first time on 22 October 1924. A second example, designated model Vittoria 1925-A, was nearing completion in September 1925, differing from the 1924 model "in details only."A year Magni had systematically investigated a series of six variations based on it, designated in pairs by letters A and B, C and D and E and F.

The upper wing was unchanged throughout but the area of the lower wings was reduced between successive pairs. The first member of each pair had larger ailerons than the second. Though some performance figures for the A configuration had been released, little had been said about the original objective of reducing landing speeds. Magni continued to experiment with rotating bracing struts to the start of World War II; the Magni Vale of 1935 had a faired V-strut bracing the wing on each side. The leading members of these were fixed but the rear ones could be rotated as airbrakes as they could on the Vittoria. Vittoria 1924 fist full-scale aircraft. Vittoria 1925 second aircraft, tested in forms A... F. Data from Les Ailes, September 1925 Performance figures for Vittoria 1925-A from Les Ailes. September 1926General characteristics Crew: One Length: 5.56 m Wingspan: 8 m Height: 2.23 m Wing area: 10 m2 Airfoil: P. M.14 Empty weight: 282 kg Max takeoff weight: 411 kg Powerplant: 1 × Anzani 6A.20 6-cylinder radial, 37 kW at 1,525 rpm Propellers: 2-bladed Piero Magni 5, 2 m diameter on 1925-A Maximum speed: 150 km/h Time to altitude: 14 min 27 s to 2,000 m