Some British customs and traditions are famous all over the world and a lot of them have very long histories. First I will tell you about British customs during the year.
In January, there is a festival, called Up-Helly-Aa. In the ninth century, men from Norway came to the Shetlands. The Shetlands are islands near Scotland. These men were the Vikings. They came to Britain in ships and carried away animals, gold, and sometimes women and child ... mehr
Table of Contents
I Frank mccourt and \"angela\'s ashes\"
II Summary of \"angela's ashes - a memoir\" BY FRANK MCCOURT
III \"DAD\" : MALACHY MCCOURT
1. Looks and Appearance
2. Character Traits
a. His Conviction in Ireland
b. His Strong Religious Belief
c. His Greatest Value: Dignity
The Waltz is a dance performed to music with three beats to the bar. This means that if a step is taken on each beat, then each bar starts with the opposite foot to that of the previous bar. This can be a source of great difficulty for the beginner, but when mastered gives the dance a delightful romantic lilt.
The first record of a dance to 3/4 rhythm is a peasant dance of the Provence area of France in 1559, as a piece of folk music called the ... mehr
In the early 19th Century, the \"Waltzen\" became popular through many parts of
Germany and Austria, with the local variants being called by the name of the
area in which they were danced. The form from \"Landl ob der Enns\" in upper
Austria became very popular, and became known by the abbreviated name of
By 1800 the Landler was described as having the same quick gliding rotating
movements steps as the Waltzen but don ... mehr
As Ragtime music evolved into Swing through the 1920\'s, new dances such as the
Charleston, the Shimmy, and the Black Bottom became popular. The Charlston was
danced with wild swinging arms and side kicks to music at 200 to 240 beats per
minute. It subsequently became very popular worldwide, but the wild character
of the dance induced many sedate ballrooms either to ban it altogether, or to
put up notices saying simply \"PCQ\", standing ... mehr
The Portuguese imported many slaves from Angola and Congo into Brazil in the
16th century, who in turn brought their dances such as the Catarete, the
Embolada and the Batuque
A composite dance evolved in the 1830\'s combining the plait figures from these
Negro dances and the body rolls and sways of the indigenous Lundu. Later,
carnival steps were added like the Copacabana (named after a popular beach near
Rio de Janeiro). Gradually mem ... mehr
This had its origin with the African Negro slaves imported into Cuba, whose
dances emphasized the movements of the body rather than the feet. The tune was
considered less important than the complex cross rhythms, being provided by a
percussion of pots, spoons, bottles, etc. .
It evolved in Havanna in the 19th century by combination with the Contradanza .
The name \'Rumba\' possibly derives from the term \'rumboso orquestra\' which was
When the English dance teacher Pierre Lavelle visited Cuba in 1952, he realised
that sometimes the Rumba was danced with extra beats. When he returned to
Britain, he started teaching these steps as a separate dance.
The name could have been derived from the Spanish \'Chacha\' meaning \'nursemaid\',
or \'chachar\' meaning \'to chew coca leaves\', or from \'char\' meaning \"tea\', or
most likely from the fast and cheerful\'Cuban dance: ... mehr
As this novel is an autobiography, I do not think to have to write something down about Raffaella Fletcher here.
Peter Mayle, her ghostwriter for this book, is a quite successful children's book author, but as his life is not connected at all to the book, I consider him unimportant for the understanding of this biography.
This book was published in 1990.
Raffaella Fletcher grew up in London, England. She firs ... mehr
Cast : Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance, Renoly Santiago, Wade
Director : John N. Smith
Producers : Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer
Screenplay : Ronald Bass based on "My Posse don`t do homework" by Louanne Johnson
Cinematography : Pierre Letarte
Music : Wendy and Lisa
U.S. Distributor : Warner Brothers
In the movies, like in the real life, it isn`t enough to have a heart in th ... mehr
Miss Johnson is a teacher at Parkmont Highschool. She teaches at risks of students.
At the first time they don't take her serious. But she achieves to impress them with karate and she tells them about the time at the Marines. Raul and Durell try to ape. She tries to level down on their standard.
She has two rules they have to obey. The first rule is that everybody has to respect yourself and the others and the second rule is she doesn't tol ... mehr
Rudyard Kipling, englischer Dichter, wurde am 30. Dezember 1865 in Bombay
geboren und starb am 18. Januar 1936 in London. Er verbrachte seine ersten
Lebensjahre in Indien, kam dann nach England und unternahm später Reisen in
alle Weltteile. Im Jahre 1907 wurde ihm der Nobelpreis für Literatur
verliehen. Er veröffentlichte zahlreiche Kurzgeschichten und Gedichte; am
bekanntesten wurden die Tiergeschichten der beiden \" ... mehr
On the 7th of February 1812 Charles Dickens was born at Portsea, near Portsmouth, on the south coast of England. His early childhood was very happy, but in 1822 he moved to London with his family, where he no longer was sent to school, but had to work in a factory because the family was very short of money. His father then was arrested for debt. Although John Dickens was released from prison after three months, it was some ti ... mehr
1.1 De Beers and the Diamond Cartel
For centuries, Diamonds have been regarded as one of the most valuable commodities (Waren) in the world. They have been the stuff of legend and the privilege of royalty, the symbol of romance and of greed (Gier). They have been treasured (geschätzt) of their beauty, their hardness and their unique ability to capture (erobern) and transform light. Most of all, however, diamonds have been treasured because t ... mehr
There was only one small downside: It was illegal in its largest markets. Almost every single aspect of De Beers violated U. S. Antitrust Laws, from its lion-sized market share to its price-fixing scheme.
2.1 History and Motivation
2.1.1 The Sherman Act
The original legislation regulating the establishment of commercial monopolies was passed at the end of the 19th century, when the power of big business seemed to threaten Americ ... mehr
1998 De Beers and Anglo American had ended their attachment, separating in two distinct firms. Shareholders in both companies had grown dissatisfied with the arrangement during the 90ies because of the fatal legal situation, which is banned now.
Meanwhile De Beers moves into the world as a cosmopolitan, world-class firm with a new strategy.
In 1999, a series of spectacular advertises adorned the bus-sides and billboards of major American ... mehr
At first I would like to say a few words about the authors biography and after that I will come to the story of the book which is completely different from the story of the film and in the end we will see a little excerpt of the German version of the film
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean, the Author of dead man walking, was born on the 21st of April in 1939, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and has lived and worked in Louisiana all her li ... mehr
The book "Dead man walking" is a true story and it is written by Helen Prejean. Most of the story takes place in a prison in Louisiana. It discribes how Sister Helen Prejean helps death row inmates to prepare their way to their execution and how she fights against the death row penalty. Her pen pals are the death row inmates Elmo Patrick Sonnier and later Robert Lee Willie.
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister H ... mehr
At the Welton Academy new students are taught four pillars which will guide them through their studies: tradition, honour, diszipline and excellence. The headmaster tells them that they are going to work harder than ever before in their lives, but in the end the reward will be success.
As all the students say good-bye to their parents, Todd Anderson is standing around lonely, because his parents are busy talking to other people. Later on he me ... mehr
Today we are going to tell you something about the book "Dead Poets Society" by N.H. Kleinbaum. Bantman Books published it in the year 1989. The book has 166 pages with 15 chapters. It is a very popular story also because of the reason that the book has been filmed in 1993.
The book is a novel and tells a story about young boys and their English teacher who advice the boys to make their life extraordinary.
Welton Academy - a new school year st ... mehr