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Basaveshwara statue inaugurated - The Hindu

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Basaveshwara statue inaugurated
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Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurated a 116.7-ft. tall statue of the 12th century reformer Basaveshwara at Bishmakere tank here on Sunday.
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Updated: April 27, 2015 05:43 IST Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurated a 116.7-ft. tall statue of the 12th century reformer Basaveshwara at Bishmakere tank here on Sunday.The statue has been erected in the middle of the 103-acre tank. The State government has spent Rs. 7.64 crore on it. The works were started in 2009 and completed in 2015.Mr. Siddaramaiah said the values of secularism and equality propagated by Basavanna and other sharana’s of 12th century were well reflected in the Indian Constitution. “I took oath on the day of Basava Jayanti in May 2013. My government is trying to trea...

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Anti-immigration sentiment puts UKIP on Britain’s electoral map

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Anti-immigration sentiment puts UKIP on Britain's electoral map
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This event drew more than 150 people to the pretty 12th-century parish church in Grays, the largest town in this former industrial hub on the north side ...
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THURROCK, England — Prime Minister David Cameron is fighting Britain’s general election on the question of economic competence. His party’s efforts to erase the budget deficit are at the heart of his campaign for a Conservative majority on May 7. But at an election husting in Thurrock, on the far southeast edge of London, voters had other matters on their minds. Hustings — part debate, part town-hall meeting — are a long-established tradition in British elections. This event drew more than 150 people to the pretty 12th-century parish church in Grays, the largest town in this former industria...

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Oh My Word!! Auger, Augur

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Oh my word!! Auger, Augur
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The old word or form of auger is nauger first used in the 12th century. The other hardware words are adze, awl, chock, ferrule, punch, and tang.
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Holding the auger in his hand to put a hole in the wall, he augured about the next day: I will win a lottery tomorrow! Augur and auger are not interchangeable words, and they are not related Auger is a drilling tool used to make holes. Augers have a rotating helical screw blade to act as a screw conveyor to remove the drilled out material. Auger is related to tools to bore holes in wood or ice, and others are used to unclog toilets. The old word or form of auger is nauger first used in the 12th century. The other hardware words are adze, awl, chock, ferrule, punch, and tang. While augering a...

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‘The Invention of Fire’ is a thrillingly written 14th-century murder mystery

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'The Invention of Fire' is a thrillingly written <b>14th-century</b> murder mystery
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You will be forgiven if, upon completing Bruce Holsinger's novel “The Invention of Fire,” you decide that the author spent his early years in late ...
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"The Invention of Fire" by Bruce Holsinger (William Morrow) You will be forgiven if, upon completing Bruce Holsinger’s novel “The Invention of Fire,” you decide that the author spent his early years in late 14th-century London, later to be magically transported to our own time. Holsinger is a scholar of the medieval era who teaches at the University of Virginia. This is his second novel set in the 1380s, when King Richard II reigned somewhat precariously, London was a filthy, violent city, and an invasion by the French seemed imminent. It’s a big, sprawling story that works so well because H...

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So many wonders, so little time

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So many wonders, so little
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... Square because “Krishna does not appear in the poetic Kakawin Arjunawiwaha composed as a branch tale of the Ramayana in 14th century Java”.
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What past has Japan and Indonesia shared? Most would think in terms of conflict and car sales, yet the links go back centuries.Despite the World War II occupation and disputes over investment culminating in the 1974 anti-Japanese riots when prime minister Kakuei Tanaka was in Jakarta, business has bloomed. Japan is now Indonesia’s foremost trading partner — and friend.A recent BBC World Service survey found 82 percent of Indonesians polled really liked the Japanese. Maybe they understand there’s a longer history. If so, this is their book.The two nations’relationship pre-dates the arrival of...

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Letters: 26 April 2015 - MaltaToday.com.mt

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The bogus relic
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The Turin shroud is a forgery. Carbon dating tests by laboratories in Oxford, Zurich, and Tucson, Arizona “determined that the fibres in the cloth date ...
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The bogus relic The Turin shroud is a forgery. Carbon dating tests by laboratories in Oxford, Zurich, and Tucson, Arizona “determined that the fibres in the cloth date from the Middle Ages, sometime between 1260 and 1390”. In fact, the shroud was discovered in the French city of Troyes, southeast of Paris, in the mid-14th century. Pope Benedict described it as an “icon written in blood”. But he did not say whose blood it was. The image on the shroud shows the face of an older man rather than the face of a man in his early 30s, as Jesus is alleged to have been when he was crucified. If the sh...

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Art of printing

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Art of printing
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Although woodblock printing was developed around the 10th century in Korea, it entailed a large amount of wood for carving and the woodblock was ...
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CHEONGJU, North Chungcheong Province — Five years ago, Lim In-ho, a metal type craftsman, wanted to run away when he first faced the daunting task of reproducing movable metal types used for printing "jikji," or the world's oldest extant book published in 1377 during the Goryeo Kingdom (918-1392).The five-year project organized by Cheongju City, home to Heungdeok Temple, which printed the book, is expected to complete this year. Today, Lim smiles with confidence in the upcoming result of the project."I am working on the final stage of the project. But looking back, when I started, I was afra...

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Japan plans to land rover on moon in 2018

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Japan plans to land rover on moon in 2018
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In 2008 Japan put its SELENE craft — known in Japan as Kaguya, after a Japanese moon princess from a 10th century folk tale — into orbit around ...
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JAXA illustration Japan's space agency aims for the moon in 2018 JAXA illustrationJapan’s space agency announced this week that the country would put an unmanned rover on the surface of the moon by 2018, joining an elite club of nations that have explored Earth’s satellite. Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2015 8:00 am Japan plans to land rover on moon in 2018 By Euan McKirdy CNN News Service SentinelSource.com Japan’s space agency announced this week that the country would put an unmanned rover on the surface of the moon by 2018, joining an elite club of nations who have explored Earth’s satellite...

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Sulaimani hosts first annual ‎Iraqi Cultural Heritage Symposium

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Sulaimani hosts first annual ‎Iraqi Cultural Heritage Symposium
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... month, an Islamic State video showed the destruction of parts of the ancient Iraqi Assyrian city of Nimrud, a site dating back to the 13th century B.C.
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SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region — The Department of Social Sciences and the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the American University of Iraq Sulaimani hosted Sunday the university’s first Annual Iraqi Cultural Heritage Symposium.    Titled "Iraq Cultural Heritage in Crisis: Strategies for the Future,” the forum debated the role of local, national and international authorities in collaborating to save Iraqi heritage placed especially at risk since ISIS began destroying a number of ancient sites in Mosul and other parts of Iraq.   Foreign experts were joined by Kurdish, Ir...

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Marvel prepares for big-budget overseas box office face-off

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Marvel prepares for big-budget overseas box office face-off
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So, make no mistake; Age of Ultron will ravage the box office like a bunch of 13th century Mongol horsemen. The first Avengers raked in the ...
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Avengers: Age of Ultron has already begun its all-out assault on the box office. It broke $200 million with lightning speed. This has been accomplished — despite the film only being released in the United States on Friday — by releasing the film early in 44 territories around the world. To put it plainly, the film’s success in the United States is only a fraction of the overall equation for big money films. To find another, perhaps more striking, example of this phenomenon, one has to look no further than this weekend’s box office returns. Furious 7, the adrenaline-soaked car extravaganza ha...

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