St George, the Patron Saint of England... And Georgia; and Lithuania; and Greece; and Malta; and Lithuania, Moldova, Palestine, Portugal and Ethiopia; and Aragon, Catalonia, Genoa, Calabria and Beirut; and the Patron Saint of the Boy Scouts, Romani gypsies and people with syphilis. Which is undeniably a lot of ‘patron-ing’. Who was St George, and how did he get so popular? Well, the truth of the matter is that we really know almost nothing about St George – he was an early Christian martyr who probably died near Lydda in Palestine sometime before the reign of the Emperor Constantine, writes DAVID SILK of Newcastle Castle. Most people seem to think he was a Greek Roman soldier from Cappadocia (yes, a Greek Roman from Turkey) who refused to sacrifice to the Emperor and so had his head chopped off. The earliest story about George says that he was beheaded, chopped into a thousand pieces, burned to ashes and then buried before coming back to life to convert the Empress … [Read more...] about St George’s weekend at Newcastle Castle
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More than 20 Levski Sofia fans were detained on Wednesday, April 18, after trouble flared at a match with their arch-rivals CSKA. The bomb was hurled from a part of the stadium where Levski fans were segregated. The "Eternal Derby", as it is known, has a long history of crowd violence. In 2000 a man was killed by a bomb after the game. But Bulgaria is not the only country where football derbies trigger strong passions and sometimes violence. Celtic v Rangers in Scotland The two biggest clubs in Scotland both hail from Glasgow and are known together as the Old Firm. 📸 What is your favourite Old Firm goal at Hampden? pic.twitter.com/TF4luqPqeY — Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) 12 April 2018 The rivalry has always been tinged with religious sectarianism as Glasgow Rangers fans traditionally came from Protestant neighborhoods while Celtic — as their name … [Read more...] about Sporting Wars: What Are The Most Violent Football Derbies in the World?
Viktor Orban’s right-wing populist party has vowed to would crack down on organisations helping migrants and refugees, in an announcement made just a day after it won an overwhelming election victory. The autocratic prime minister portrayed himself as the saviour of Hungary’s Christian culture against Muslim migration into Europe, an image which resonated with more than 2.5 million voters. His Fidesz party won a two-thirds super majority in the country’s parliament, which would allow it and its small ally, the Christian democrats, to push through changes to constitutional laws. It would also enable it to push through the so-called “Stop Soros” bill, said Janos Halasz, the party’s parliamentary spokesman. Read more Viktor Orban ‘likely to win fourth term as Hungary’s prime minister’ Mr Orban has claimed the opposition is collaborating with the United Nations, the European Union and the wealthy philanthropist George … [Read more...] about Victor Orban’s right-wing Hungarian government announces plan to stop people helping refugees and migrants
Unique numeric book identifier International Standard Book Number Acronym ISBN Introduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970) Managing organisation International ISBN Agency No. of digits 13 (formerly 10) Check digit Weighted sum Example 978-3-16-148410-0 Website www.isbn-international.org The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of … [Read more...] about International Standard Book Number
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