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Bertie Ahern

Patrick Bartholomew "Bertie" Ahern is a former Taoiseach of Ireland leader of Fianna Fail, the Irish Republics largest political party. He oversaw the largest economic expansion in Irish history and was important in making the Good Friday Agreement.

                                               

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

The United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees is an international agreement that defines who is a refugee. It lists the rights of people who are granted asylum. It also lists the responsibilities of countries that give asylum to refugees. The Convention also says which people are not seen as refugees, like war criminals.

                                               

Karate

Karate is a Japanese martial art. It was developed in the former Ryūkyū Kingdom in what is now Okinawa Prefecture. Karate uses all parts of the human body as a weapon such as the hand, fist, elbow, leg and knee. Karate training has three main sections: kata 形(型)  is the training of form, the specific order and way of using techniques; kumite 組手 is to learn how to fight using those techniques. kihon 基本, きほん is learning the basic techniques or fundamentals;

                                               

United States Secretary of War

The Secretary of War was a member of the United States Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. A similar position, called either "Secretary at War" or "Secretary of War," was appointed to serve the Congress of the Confederation under the Articles of Confederation between 1781 and 1789. Benjamin Lincoln and later Henry Knox held the position. When Washington was inaugurated as the first president under the Constitution, he appointed Knox to continue serving. The Secretary of War led the War Department. At first, he was responsible for all military affairs. In 1 ...

                                               

Academy Award

The Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars, are the best-known movie awards in the United States. The awards have been given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1929. The awards ceremony takes place each year in late February or early March in Los Angeles, California.

                                               

Edwardstone

Edwardstone is a village and civil parish in the Babergh district, in the county of Suffolk, England. In 2011, there were 352 people living in Edwardstone civil parish. The parish contains the villages and hamlets of Mill Green, Priory Green, Round Maple and Sherbourne Street.

                                               

Military

The military is the group or groups of people that are given power to defend something. They are armed, so they are called the armed forces. The military protects its country by defending it from the armed forces of enemies, if there is a war. The military can also be ordered by the government of the country to attack another country. The word "military" comes from Latin miles, warrior. There are many jobs to do in a military. Some jobs are for fighting and some are for other work to support the military. Some things people do in the military are use weapons, drive vehicles, and repair wea ...

                                               

2001 Sino-Russian Treaty of Friendship

The Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation Between the Peoples Republic of China and the Russian Federation is a treaty outlining a twenty-year cooperation between China and Russia. It was signed by the leaders of the two world powers, Jiang Zemin and Vladimir Putin, on July 16, 2001.

                                               

Sports commentator

In sports broadcasting, a commentator is the person who is saying what is happening in the game. In the case of television commentary, the commentator is usually only heard and not often seen. In North American English, a commentator is also called an announcer or sportscaster. Often, the main commentator works with a color commentator and sometimes a sideline reporter. With big events, many sideline reporters are used.

                                               

Urawa Red Diamonds

Urawa Red Diamonds is a Japanese professional football club in the Urawa ward of Saitama. In 2007, the Urawa Reds were the first Japanese team to reach the finals of the Asian Champions League. Its famous in Japan developing young good players.

                                               

Mouthpiece (brass)

A brass mouthpiece is the part of a brass instrument that a player blows into to make a sound. The purpose of a mouthpiece is to send vibrations down the instrument to make a musical note. Larger mouthpieces are used on larger instruments, and smaller ones are used on smaller instruments. This is because a larger mouthpiece makes a lower sound, and a smaller mouthpiece makes a higher sound, and bigger instruments make lower sounds and smaller instruments make higher sounds.

                                               

Tim McIlrath

Tim McIlrath an American singer, songwriter and musician. He is the singer, rhythm guitarist, and main songwriter as well as co-founder with bassist Joe Principe for the punk rock band Rise Against. McIlrath is known to help animal rights and actively promotes PETA with his band. He follows the straight edge lifestyle, along with Rise Against bassist Joe Principe and guitarist Zach Blair.

                                               

Caffeine

Caffeine is a drug found in plants. It can be harmful for both humans and animals if a large amount is consumed. If a person ate 10-13 grams of caffeine quickly, between 80-100 cups of coffee, it would kill them.

                                               

France

France, officially the French Republic, is a country whose metropolitan territory is in Western Europe and that also includes various overseas islands and territories in other continents. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is often referred to as L’Hexagone because of the shape of its territory. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its main ideals expressed in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. Metropolitan France is bordered clockwise from the nor ...

                                               

Hyderabad, India

Hyderabad HY -dər-ə-baad) is the largest capital of the state of Telangana. At over 12.2 million, it has the largest population of any city in the state Hyderabad is an A-1 city under the terms of development priorities. It is also known as city of pearls or city of Nizams. The people of Hyderabad are called Hyderabadis. Hyderabad was founded in 1591 AD by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah on the banks of river Musi. It was later ruled by the Mughal governor Nizam Asaf Jah I who then founded the Asaf Jahi Dynasty Also known as The Nizams. There were a total of 10 Nizams with the last one bein ...

                                               

Kitzmiller, et al. v. Dover Area School District, et al.

Kitzmiller, et al. v. Dover Area School District, et al. is the full name of a 2005 American trial. It is also called the Dover trial, because it happened in Dover, Pennsylvania. It said that intelligent design was not science, and could not be taught as science in schools.

                                               

Avril Lavigne

Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian-French singer, songwriter, and actress. Her first album Let Go was credited as the biggest pop debut of 2002, and certified seven-times Platinum in the United States. Avril is considered a key musician in the development of pop punk music since she paved the way for female-driven, punk-influenced pop music in the early 2000s.

                                               

Justin Timberlake

Justin Randall Timberlake is an American pop musician, dancer and actor. Timberlake first became famous when he appeared in the television series Mickey Mouse Club. He later became of part of the Grammy Award-winning boy band *NSYNC. He started his own career as a solo musician in 2002. He has recorded five studio albums, such as: Justified, FutureSex/LoveSounds,The 20/20 Experience,The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 and Man of the Woods.

                                               

Joss Whedon

Joss Hill Whedon is an American writer, director and producer. He was born Joseph Hill Whedon in New York City. He created the well-known television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, and has also written several movie scripts and several comic book series. After graduating from high school in 1982, he went to Winchester College in England. He received a film degree from Wesleyan University in 1987. Whedon is the director of the films The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Whedon and Zack Snyder directed Justice League 2017.

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