The term Scandinavia is usually used as a cultural term, but in English usage, it is occasionally confused with the geographical term Scandinavian Peninsula, which took its name from the cultural-linguistic concept. The name Scandinavia originally referred vaguely to the formerly Danish, now Swedish, region Scania. The terms Scandinavia and Scandinavian entered usage in the late 18th century as terms for the three Scandinavian countries, their Germanic majority peoples and associated language and culture, being introduced by the early linguistic and cultural Scandinavist movement. In foreign usage, the term Scandinavia is sometimes incorrectly taken to also include Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Finland, on account of their historical association with the Scandinavian countries and the Scandinavian peoples and languages. However, this broader group of countries is officially and commonly known as the Nordic countries.
Scandinavia is the eighth studio album by Danishsoft rock band Michael Learns to Rock. It was released on June 11, 2012. The album is the first to be solely produced by guitarist Mikkel Lentz, who previously produced most of the band's previous album, Eternity (2008).
The track "Any Way You Want It" featured on music charts in Indonesia, India and in their native Denmark. The album has received mostly positive reviews from critics with Musicperk giving 8 ratings out of 10. Timeoutmumbai, a popular Indian site, said: "MLTR's new album is like your old school friend". The album fared well in India and in other South Asian countries.
All songs written and composed by Jascha Richter; except "Shanghaid in Tokyo" music by Mikkel Lentz, and lyrics by Lentz and Marcus Winther-John.
The track was the first instrumental Morrison released and would be followed by many others throughout his 1980s career. It has been performed in concert only a few times. Morrison played the composition on 3 April 1982 at the Grugahalle in Essen, Germany and was broadcast on Rockpalast in Germany and the BBC in the UK.
It was recorded at the first recording session for the Beautiful Vision album and was the only track from this session that would be used on the album. The musicians featured differed from the other tracks on the finished album and had appeared with Morrison at the Great American Music Hall in March 1981. Morrison played piano on this instrumental.
The composition was nominated in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance category for the 25th Annual Grammy Awards.
It was used throughout the 1993 BBC documentary 40 Minutes.
Bankə (also, Bank, Banka, Bankov, Imeni Kirova, Rybokombinat Imeni Kirova, Severo-Vostochnyy Bank, and Severo-Vostotchnyi Bank) is a village and the most populous municipality, except for the capital Neftçala, in the Neftchala Rayon of Azerbaijan. It has a population of 7,574.
A rampart in fortification architecture is a length of bank or wall forming part of the defensive boundary of a castle, hillfort, settlement or other fortified site. It is usually broad-topped and made of excavated earth or masonry or a combination of the two.
Many types of early fortification, from prehistory through to the Early Middle Ages, employed earth ramparts usually in combination with external ditches to defend the outer perimeter of a fortified site or settlement.Hillforts, ringforts or "raths" and ringworks all made use of ditch and rampart defences, and of course they are the characteristic feature of circular ramparts. The ramparts could be reinforced and raised in height by the use of palisades. This type of arrangement was a feature of the motte and bailey castle of northern Europe in the early medieval period.
Types of rampart
The composition and design of ramparts varied from the simple mounds of earth and stone, known as dump ramparts, to more complex earth and timber defences (box ramparts and timberlaced ramparts), as well as ramparts with stone revetments. One particular type, common in Central Europe, used earth, stone and timber posts to form a Pfostenschlitzmauer or "post-slot wall". Vitrified ramparts were composed of stone that was subsequently fired, possibly to increase its strength.
Bank, also known also as "Polish Bank" or "Russian Bank," is the name of a comparing card game. The game requires a standard 52-card deck and five or six players.
At the start of the game, each player contributes an arranged stake to the pool. The dealer gives three cards to each player and turns up another; if this is not lower than an eight (ace is lowest), the dealer continues turning up cards until such a card is exposed. The player on the dealer's left, without touching or looking at the three cards received, can bet the amount of the pool, or any part of it, that among those cards is one that is higher (of the same suit) than the turn-up. If the player wins, the player takes the amount from the pool; if the player loses, the player pays that amount to the pool. Each player does the same in turn, the dealer last. Whenever the pool is exhausted, a fresh stake is put into the pool. After a round is over the deal passes. No player may touch any cards received until making a bet; the penalty is a fine to the pool of twice the stake, and the loss of the right to bet during that round.
He argued there would be less public resistance to this than is often anticipated, pointing out “It’s not fun draining your parent’s bank account to pay for care”. He urged the UK look to Scandinavia’s high-tax economies as a model of what can be achieved and floated the possibility of a universal basic income to replace the benefits system ... .
London — World shares and the dollar slipped on Monday as growth concerns tested investor nerves at the start of a week of central bank meetings from the US and Japan to Scandinavia, Switzerland and Britain ...Central banks ... A swathe of emerging market central banks such as Turkey and SA will also meet ... The Bank of Japan is the key risk event on Friday.
Benefit fraud is one of the most common methods used to fund terrorism in Europe, especially in Belgium, Scandinavia and the UK. Credit card, personal loan and bank fraud is prevalent in terrorism networks in the US and the UK ... But the banks had been under no legal obligation to submit a report to the NCA.
The major FX banks have been pushing their single dealer platforms pretty aggressively of late, looking to capitalise on established relationships with market participants ... “Very few banks can offer all of that – particularly in onshore trading, frontier currencies, or localised markets like Scandinavia,” Van Name stated.
interest rates to curb inflation that other major central banks lagged ... The Bank of Japan has dashed expectations that a change to its ultra-dovish monetary policy would come early in 2023, sending the Japanese yen down 9% so far this year, on top of a 12% decline in 2022.
Scandinavia’s four central banks have also collaborated with BIS on CBDS projects ... Nordic developments within the digital currency domain have produced a landmark cross-border technology hub collaboration between Scandinavia’s four central banks and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
Few people who make vows to stay together in sickness and in health give the words a second thought ... His uncle. Cousin ... Photograph. Justin Yerbury ... After Justin was diagnosed, the family travelled a lot to build up a memory bank of special places and shared adventures – a safari in Africa, seeing the northern lights in Scandinavia, swimming with whales.
subsidiary ...Spectrum Markets Partners with ICEData Services Italy ... As the partnership expands, other regions across Europe will be included ... SocGen introduced vanilla warrant products and a range of daily constant leverage instruments, making these accessible to retail investors in Scandinavia and Spain via their respective banks or brokers ... ....
“Today, the Bank of England issues only physical bank notes ... Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey said ... Nordic developments within the digital currency domain have produced a landmark cross-border technology hub collaboration between Scandinavia’s four central banks and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
A CentralBankDigitalCurrency (CBDC) is a digital coin issued by a central bank, linked to the country’s fiat currency ... Nordic developments within the digital currency domain have produced a landmark cross-border technology hub collaboration between Scandinavia’s four central banks and the Bank for International Settlements.
BR) today announced that it has signed an agreement with SDC, a leading provider of banking systems in Scandinavia, to deliver its end-to-end digital voting solutions to SDC's customers. Broadridge's solutions will enable banks to make it easier for retail and institutional clients to vote.
Broadridge's solutions will help banks in Scandinavia to improve corporate governance and investor engagement using the latest API- and blockchain-based technologies. </p><p class="MsoNormal">SDC is the primary supplier of banking systems to over 100 banks in the Nordic region.