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If you grew up binge-reading DC comics under the duvet and building Lego medieval castles in your bedroom like the writer of this article then you'll be pretty excited about this new exhibition opening in London today. SEE ALSO: Someone decided to make Lego-inspired square burgers DC's superheroes and supervillains are landing in the South Bank region, one brick at a time, for the "The Art of the Brick" contemporary show. Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, the Joker and Harley Quinn are just a few of the DC characters re-created in Lego fashion by Nathan Sawaya, who gave up his day job as a New York lawyer to become a Lego artist. Read more... More about Batman , Catwoman , Super Heroes , Superman , and Dc Comics
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IT is one of Scotland's most recognisable castles and the backdrop for Hollywood films such as Highlander to The World is Not Enough.
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There are more than 500 sites to visit in the UK, but which ones are the best? In Depth Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:57am With 775 miles of coastline, more than 248,000 hectares of land and upwards of 500 historic houses, castles, ancient monuments gardens and parks and nature reserves, the National Trust has a lot to offer. From the stately to the snug, Europe's largest conservation charity hosts properties that are both fascinating in their diversity and inspiring in their design. Here is our pick of the seven top places to visit. Cliveden, Buckinghamshire Set on the banks of the River Thames, this grand mansion sits in one of the country's most picturesque regions - the Chiltern Hills. A former home to an earl, three countesses, two dukes and a prince of Wales, Cliveden dates back to 1851 and showcases the distinctive touches of each of its former residents.
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Here's the current federal spending pie: 55% is entitlements and interest. Both of those are set to soar as the populace ages and interest rates rise. Massive, ever-expanding deficits will push federal debt much higher, pushing interest rates up. Everybody wants to raise taxes on the rich, but a funny thing happens when tax revenues soar above a thresholdthe economy spirals into recession, and employment, profits and tax revenues all plummet, forcing even higher deficits. Entitlement program deficits are exploding higher, and all the conventional policy fixes are like building sand castles to stop a tsunami. The problem is global: as we consume the cheap energy, what's left to extract and refine is more expensive, so energy costs rise. As the population ages, entitlements soar. As the growth fixes everything model fails under the burden of skyrocketing debts, the harsh reality becomes unavoidable: We haven't grown at all.
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Here's the current federal spending pie: 55% is entitlements and interest. Both of those are set to soar as the populace ages and interest rates rise. Massive, ever-expanding deficits will push federal debt much higher, pushing interest rates up. Everybody wants to raise taxes on the rich, but a funny thing happens when tax revenues soar above a thresholdthe economy spirals into recession, and employment, profits and tax revenues all plummet, forcing even higher deficits. Entitlement program deficits are exploding higher, and all the conventional policy fixes are like building sand castles to stop a tsunami. The problem is global: as we consume the cheap energy, what's left to extract and refine is more expensive, so energy costs rise. As the population ages, entitlements soar. As the growth fixes everything model fails under the burden of skyrocketing debts, the harsh reality becomes unavoidable: We haven't grown at all.
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4 percent. The share of women in migration has been increasing significantly and world is approaching to more feminized migration patterns (Boyd 1999; Gusman 2013; Castles and Miller 2003). This paper tries to analysis migratory movements through a gender lens and examine new trend of the “feminization of displacement” in case of Afghan female involvements in migratory patterns. Gender as an integral part of migrantsexperience has a huge impact upon migration patterns and the role of Afghan migrants within the transnational network. Both women and men face different opportunities and challenges during their migration and have different strategies to cope with various issues comes up with refugee process; they also have different experiences towards identity formation in their host society which indicates that migration is not a “gender-neutralphenomenon (Boyd 1999).
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Hadrian's Wall was built in northern England for an invasion that never arrived . It's a great tourist destination though! Israel has walled off the Palestinians and ranks #2 in percent of GDP on defense in the world. And yet, no one would claim Israel has the safest nation in the world. Medieval castles began their decline after gunpowder was invented and cannonball and other projectiles breached walls . (Technology again!) Also they were expensive and uncomfortable as residences. There are more, but I'm sure you see the trend. I bet Trump Tower was a bit of a wall for you - with VERY little sense of the rest of the world's problems. But just like all the other examples through history, reality eventually will creep up the wall through technology or just persistence. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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A computer was at every table, where people could do things like order food, watch movies, surf the web, design web pages, and play video games. A predecessor to the Apple retail stores we know today, the cafe was also meant to sell Apple products to consumers. The images don't resemble the clean, simple design of Apple Stores today, but the central idea - connecting with customers - inspired both the cafe and Apple's eventual line of retail stores. The interior design was very high tech, and we worked on it for about six months. I think we were trying to create sort of a modern-but-futuristic look, which is different than the immersive theme park stuff we do: castles and dinosaurs. I remember the designers we put on it were the high-tech, future-thinking guys. We understood that we were dealing with a computer, which was a future technology not a historic technology, and the Apple Cafe had to reflect that.
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Iran Traveller Falak-ol-Aflak is one of the most impressive castles in Iran. It is situated on the top of a large hill with the same name within the city of Khorramabad, the regional capital of Lorestan province. This gigantic structure was built during the Sassanid era (226651).Falak ol-Aflak castle is amongst the most important structures built during the Sassanid era. It has been known by a number of names since it was built over 1800 years ago. Recorded names have referred to it as Shapur-Khast or Sabr-Khast fortress, Dezbaz, Khorramabad castle, and ultimately the Falak ol-Aflak Castle. The Khorramabad River runs past the eastern and south-western side of the Falak-ol-Aflak hill providing the fortress with an element of natural protection. Today, the western and northern sides of the hill are bordered by the residential districts of Khorramabad.
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THE Garway Heritage Group welcomes an archaeologist at its next meeting to talk about why there seemed to be two castles in Longtown.
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S.-Iran relations, which include CIA support for a coup in Iran in 1953, the taking of 52 American hostages in Iran in 1979 and President George W. Bush calling Iran part of an “axis of evil.” The U.S. Tour Operators Association listed Iran among 2017’s top 10 emerging destinations along with Myanmar and Cuba. Iran itineraries often include luxury train travel, the Caspian Sea, bazaars, castles, museums, mosques and other religious sites ranging from Zoroastrian to Sufi. Janet Moore, spokeswoman for tour company Distant Horizons, said interest in Iran is so strong that people are signing up “even though we are saying we can’t guarantee that we can get visas.” She believes Americans who do go will be welcomed because she is “not hearing anti-American rhetoric on the streets ... the (Iranians) are seeing all the messages of support which they can easily access and hear on TV and online.
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From castles to animals and railways to wineries - everyone in Kent has the chance to snap up free tickets for attractions with the Kent Big Weekend.
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The school holidays often leaves children with bundles of energy - and it can be hard to wear them out.A walk or trail is a great way to entertain children without spending the earth, and there are plenty of walks for little legs in Kent.You can download maps to navigate your walk, or download special task sheets for children to tick off.Many of the walks include special treasure hunts, animals, castles or even fairies.Here's our list of 15 walks suitable for children in KentChartwellTackle the...