Preikestolen, Norway

Preikestolen or Prekestolen, also known by the English translations of Preacher's Pulpit or Pulpit Rock, and by the old local name Hyvlatonnå (“the carpenter-plane’s blade”), is a massive cliff 604 metres (1982 feet) above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau, in Forsand, Ryfylke, Norway. The top of the cliff is approximately 25 by 25 metres (82 by 82 feet), almost flat, and is a famous tourist attraction in Norway.

The tourism at the site has been increasing, around 2012, the plateau was each year visited by between 150,000 and 200,000 people[1] who took the 3.8 km (2.4 mi.) hike to Preikestolen, making it one of the most visited natural tourist attractions in Norway. In fact, there was so many tourists during the summer season of 2012, that a project to improve the path up to the cliff is currently under full way...[......]


Paper Sizes Of A Series

 

Dimensions Of A Series Paper Sizes

The dimensions of the A series paper sizes, as defined by ISO 216, are given in the table below in both millimetres and inches. The A Series paper size chart to the right gives a visual explanation of how the sizes relate to each other - for example A5 is half of A4 size paper and A2 is half of A1 size paper.

 

Table of Paper Sizes From 4A0 to A10

To obtain paper sizes in centimetres, convert mm values to cm by dividing by 10 and in feet by dividing inch values by 12.

ISO paper sizes (plus rounded inch values)

 

4A0 & 2A0 - The DIN 476 Oversize Formats

The paper sizes bigger than A0, 4A0 & 2A0, aren't formerly defined by ISO 216 but are commonly used for oversized paper. The origin of these formats is in the German DIN 476 standard, that was the original base document from which ISO 216 was derived...[......]

 


April Fools' Day

This article is about the informal holiday. For other uses, see April Fool's Day (disambiguation) and April Fool (disambiguation).

April Fools' Day is celebrated in many countries on April 1 every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools' Day, April 1 is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other.

In Italy, France and Belgium, children and adults traditionally tack paper fishes on each other's back as a trick and shout "April fish!" in their local languages (pesce d'aprile!, poisson d'avril!and aprilvis! in Italian, French and Flemish, respectively). Such fish feature prominently on many French late 19th to early 20th century April Fools' Day postcards.

The earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness can be found in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (1392). Many writers suggest that the restoration of January 1 by Pope Gregory XIII as New Year's Day of the Gregorian Calendar in the 16th century was responsible for the creation of the holiday, sometimes questioned for earlier references.[1] ...[......]


Charity

The practice of charity means the voluntary giving of help to those in need who are not related to the giver.

Etymology

The word "charity" entered the English language through the Old French word "charité" which was derived from the Latin "caritas".[1]

Originally in Latin the word caritas meant preciousness, dearness, high price. From this, in Christian theology, caritas became the standard Latin translation for the Greek word agapē, meaning an unlimited loving-kindness to all others[citation needed]. This much wider concept is the meaning of the word charity in the Christian triplet "faith, hope and charity", as used by the Douay-Rheims and the King James Version of the Bible in their translation of St Paul's Letter to the Corinthians. However the English word more generally used for this concept, both before and since (and by the "King James" Bible at other passages), is the more direct love. (See the article Charity (virtue))

St Paul's agapē was not primarily about good works and giving to the poor[dubious ] (And though I feed the poor with all my goods, and though I give my body, that I be burned, and have not love [agapē], it profiteth me nothing - 1 Cor 13:3, Geneva translation, 1560), although in English the word "charity" has steadily acquired this as its primary meaning, wherein it was first used in Old French at least since the year 1200 A.D..

There are three different kinds of charity: pure, public, and foreign. Pure charity is entirely gratuitous. Public charity is charity that benefits the whole rather than the individual. Foreign charity is when the beneficiary lives in a country different from where the funds or services are being sent from.[2] …[......]

<< مولد النبي mawlid an-nabī>> Thursday 24, January 2013, posted by Yohannes Zewde; From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
مولد النبي mawlid an-nabī

Mawlid (Qur'anic Arabic: مَوْلِدُ النَبِيِّ mawlidu n-nabiyyi, “Birth of the Prophet” Standard Arabic: مولد النبي mawlid an-nabī, sometimes simply called in colloquial Arabic مولد mawlid, mevlid, mevlit, mulud among other vernacular pronunciations; sometimes ميلاد mīlād) is the observance of the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad which occurs in Rabi' al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.[1]

The term Mawlid is also used in some parts of the world, such as Egypt, as a generic term for the birthday celebrations of other historical religious figures such as Sufi saints.[2] … [……]


<<Sinai Peninsula>> Monday 21, January 2013, posted by Yohannes Zewde
Sinai Peninsula Map

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"Sinai" redirects here. For other uses, see Sinai (disambiguation).

The Sinai Peninsula or Sinai (Arabic: سيناءSīnāʼ ; Egyptian Arabic: سينا Sīna IPA: [ˈsiːnæ]) is a triangular peninsula in Egypt about 60,000 km2 (23,000 sq mi) in area. It is situated between the Mediterranean Sea to the north, and the Red Sea to the south, and is the only part of Egyptian territory located in Asia as opposed to Africa, effectively serving as a land bridge between two continents. The bulk of the peninsula is divided administratively into two of Egypt's 27 governorates (with three more straddling the Suez Canal area), and has a population of approximately 500,000 people. In addition to its formal name, Egyptians also refer to it affectionately as the "Land of Fayrouz", based on the Ancient Egyptian "Dumafkat", which has the same meaning.

The region has historically been the centre of conflict between various states, based largely on its strategic geopolitical location. In addition to periods of direct rule by Egyptian governments (including the Ayyubids, the Mamluks, the Muhammad Ali Dynasty, and the modern Egyptian republic), it was like the rest of Egypt, also occupied and controlled by the Ottoman Empire, and the United Kingdom (which occupied Egypt from 1882 until 1956). Israel invaded and occupied Sinai during the Suez Crisis (known in Egypt as the Tripartite Aggression) of 1956, and during the Six Day War of 1967. On 6 October 1973, Egypt launched the October War to liberate the peninsula, which was the site of fierce fighting between Egyptian and Israeli forces. In 1982, after the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty of 1979, Israel withdrew from the entirety of Sinai. Today, Sinai has become a tourist destination due to its natural setting, rich coral reefs, and biblical history. Mount Sinai is one of the most religiously significant places in Abrahamic faiths. …. [......]

How to Have Your "Me" Time

Enough is Enough! Leave me alone  - If this is what comes to your mind even though you have a happy Family and life's going good, do not worry. All you need is a little "ME" Time."ME" is you and thus "ME" Time is your time. Follow the steps and soon you will be happy to having come across this article. ... Read More

Quotation

The hardest battle you're ever going to fight is the battle to be just you. Leo F. Buscaglia quotes

Life is full of challenges. Wise people choose to meet them. Foolish people choose to run from them. Susan Gale

Thanks giving

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving is celebrated each year on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada. Because of the longstanding traditions of the holiday, the celebration often extends to the weekend that falls closest to the day it is celebrated. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. Historically, Thanksgiving had roots in religious and cultural tradition. ... Read More

Bleeding pen

By Shiv Kumar Chintapalli on Sunday, 16 September 2012

There is no peace for my crying soul

everyday your memories bank on my shoal

I soliloquize to keep you out of my head

but when the night falls you come back to my bed.

.... Read More

How to Build Self Esteem Forever

Self-esteem is the way you judge and look at yourself.  Some people believe that their appearance will enhance their level of self-esteem, but in reality, having high self-esteem comes from the ability to see yourself special and unique all the time... Read More

5 Truths That Will Transform Your Life

We all prefer to live by our own rules. These are often trial and error methods. We make mistakes, learn a lesson from them and avoid them in future. A wise way to live life is by learning from others’ mistakes. With eons of wisdom and experience... Read More

Twenty Two Reasons To Never Give Up

At some point in the various journeys we embark on in our lives, we get to a part where we feel like giving up. Sometimes we give up before we even start and other times we give up just before we are about to make that huge break-through that we have been putting so much effort in to achieve... Read More

Three Ways to Stay Calm and Persevere

When there is a problem in your business you know you will have to deal with, you can do several things. You can give up, which isn’t a good idea if you want to keep your business profitable. You can make a snap decision, which can get you into even deeper issues. Or you can persevere... Read More

English Songs Collection Audio

Text Message Abbreviation and their Meaning

There are various shortcuts or abbreviations used to get the message across, either to save on characters used or to save time as well. These are usually invented either by necessity or accident, and then become main stream when used extensively. Some of the more common text message abbreviations which are used very often have been listed below along with their meanings.

No

Abbreviation

Meaning

No

Abbreviation

Meaning

1

2bctnd

to be continued

80

HBU

how about you?

2

2g4u

too good for you

81

HAG1

have a good one

3

2l8

too late

82

IC

I see

 ... Read More

The seven dangerous acts after meal

Don’t act the seven actions below after you have a meal

Don't smoke- Experiment from experts proves that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes (chances of cancer is higher). 

Don't eat fruits immediately - Immediately eating fruits after meals will cause stomach to be bloated with air. Therefore take fruit 1-2 hr after meal or 1hr before meal...Read More

Effects of Cold Water On Human Body

For those who like to drink coldwater, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal... Read More

Name and Meaning of Months in Islamic Calendar Hijira هجرة

First Month: Muharram

Meaning: The word "Muharram" means "Forbidden." Even before Islam, this month was always known as a scared month in which all unlawful acts were forbidden, prominently the shedding of blood.

Second Month: Safar

Meaning: This word means "whistling of the wind". When this name was assigned to this month, it was probably a windy time of the year. As mentioned earlier, most of the months were named according to weather conditions at the time. However, since they are based on the moon, the months shift about 11 days every year. So, the seasons do not necessarily correspond to... Read More

English Collection at Rwyet

English Idiom with its meaning

A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush: Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything.

A Blessing In Disguise: Something good that isn't recognized at first.

A Chip On Your Shoulder: Being upset for something that happened in the past.

A Dime A Dozen: Anything that is common and easy to get.

A Doubting Thomas: A skeptic who needs physical or personal evidence in order to believe something.

A Drop in the Bucket: A very small part of something big or whole.

A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted: It's easy for a foolish person to lose his/her money.

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand: Everyone involved must unify and function together or it will not work out...Read More

ስዊዘርላንድ------Suisse-------Schweiz---------Switzerland---------سويسرا

Switzerland in its modern form came into being in 1848. Until that time, Switzerland was not a real state, but a loose alliance of autonomous cantons whose degree of cooperation with each other varied from one period to another. Before 1848 the cantons were free to secede from the confederation if they wanted to.

Switzerland's 1848 constitution made it into a federal state, giving it a central authority that counterbalanced and limited the power of the individual cantons. Some areas, such as foreign policy, are now solely in the hands of the central government. The cantons no longer have the right to secede... Read More

What is Swissness?

Switzerland is in the highly unusual situation of being the home of three of Europe's major languages, but apart from Rumansch - spoken by only 0.5% of the population - it has no written language of its own. Whichever language group they belong to, the different Swiss communities have linguistic and cultural ties with one of their larger neighbours. It's easier for someone from Geneva to speak to a Parisian than to a fellow Swiss from Bern, or for a native of Ticino to read Milan's Corriere della Sera than the Neue Zürcher Zeitung...Read More

Problem Solving Skills

A problem can be any task or assignment or project that you need to complete. Usually, it involves several different steps or stages. Some of these will require specific methods that are particular to your subject area.

A problem can be any task or assignment or project that you need to complete. Usually, it involves several different steps or stages. Some of these will require specific methods that are particular to your subject area... Read More

Six Principles of Nonviolence

Principle One: Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people

  1. It is active nonviolent resistance to evil.
  2. It is aggressive spiritually, mentally and emotionally.
  3. It is always persuading the opponent of the righteousness of your cause.
  4. It is only passive in its non-aggression toward.... Read More

My Lost Poem

Sated the paper with the aroma of love

drenched my pen in a pool of emotions.

I started writing my poem about you

keeping every feeling in their deserved positions... Read More

Sleeping difficulty

Sleeping difficulty can involve difficulty falling asleep when you first go to bed at night, waking up too early in the morning, or waking up often....Read More

How to Be a Good Friend

Being a good friend is about being reliable, kind-hearted and thoughtful. In this way you'll develop and maintain a friendship that lasts for years. One good friend is priceless... Read More

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons..... Read More