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Old 02-06-2014, 06:47 PM   #650
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Major P once again displays his sniper skills, until a tank takes aim at his bell Tower..Towers have been used by mankind since prehistoric times. The oldest known may be the circular stone tower in walls of Neolithic Jericho (8000 BC).. Some of the earliest towers were ziggurats, which existed in Sumerian architecture since the 4th millennium BC. The most famous ziggurats include the Sumerian Ziggurat of Ur, built the 3rd millennium BC, and the Etemenanki, one of the most famous examples of Babylonian architecture. The latter was built in Babylon during the 2nd millennium BC and was considered the tallest tower of the ancient world..Other well known towers include the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy built from 1173 until 1372 and the Two Towers in Bologna, Italy built from 1109 until 1119.. The Himalayan Towers are stone towers located chiefly in Tibet built approximately 14th to 15th century..Old English torr is from Latin turris via Old French tor. The Latin term together with Greek τύρσις was loaned from a pre-Indo-European Mediterranean language, connected with the Illyrian toponym Βου-δοργίς. With the Lydian toponyms Τύρρα, Τύρσα, it has been connected with the ethnonym Τυρρήνιοι as well as with Tusci (from *Turs-ci), the Greek and Latin names for the Etruscans (Kretschmer Glotta 22, 110ff.)..A bell tower is a tower that contains one or more bells, or that is designed to hold bells, even if it has none. In the European tradition, such a tower most commonly serves as part of a church and contains church bells.. Modern bell towers often contain carillons..The batman was a unit of mass used in the Ottoman Empire and among Turkic peoples of the Russian Empire..The value of the batman (or maund) varied considerably from place to place..

Originally Posted by lightgiver View Post Services Group Ltd is a private military company (PMC) which is registered in the Dominican Republic and has offices in the United Kingdom and Ukraine. Its president and CEO is US Army (retired) Lieutenant-Colonel Robert W. Kovacic..Northbridge Services Group inaccurately claimed to be the successor of the now defunct South African PMC Executive Outcomes (EO). Northbridge was said to have close links with Aegis Defence Services, the successor of the now defunct PMC Sandline International..In April of 2003, the company was criticized by Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean for operations in Côte d'Ivoire that "seriously undermine the peace process"..May 2003, Northbridge commandos rescued dozens of oil workers being held hostage on an oil rig. In June of 2003, the company offered to kidnap embattled Liberian president Charles Taylor for $4 million.. The offer was rejected and Northbridge was subsequently investigated by the FBI..Northbridge operated from a post box and gradually disappeared from existence..Sandline International..Sandline International was a private military company based in London, established in the early 1990s. It was involved in conflicts in Papua New Guinea in 1997 (contract Prime Minister Julius Chan) causing the Sandline affair, in 1998 in Sierra Leone ( contract President Kabbah) and in Liberia in 2003 (in a rebel attempt to evict the then-president Charles Taylor near the end of the civil war).. Sandline ceased all operations on 16 April 2004. On the company's website, a reason for closure is given..Sandline was managed by former British Army Lt Col Tim Spicer. Sandline billed itself as a "Private Military Company" (PMC) and offered military training, "operational support" (equipment and arms procurement and limited direct military activity), intelligence gathering, and public relations services to governments and corporations. While the mass media often referred to Sandline as a mercenary company, the company's founders disputed that characterisation. It has been rumored that some, if not most of Sandline's personnel, are now part of Aegis Defence Services company..Spicer recounted his experiences with Sandline in the book An Unorthodox Soldier...Aegis Defence Services is a British private military company with overseas offices in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Kenya, Nepal and the United States. It was founded in 2004 by Tim Spicer, who was previously director of the controversial company Sandline International..In 2004 the International Peace Operations Association, an industry body, asked Aegis to apply for membership, but the application was rejected by a British competitor. It is a founding member of the British Association of Private Security Companies (BAPSC), a body lobbying for the regulation of the British PSC sector.It is also a member of the Private Security Company Association of Iraq..Since July 27, 2010 AEGIS Group Holdings AG in Basel, Switzerland is holding 1,125,000 ordinary shares of Aegis Defence Services Limited, London... Egypt..An early recorded use of foreign auxiliaries dates back to Ancient Egypt, the 13th century BC, when Pharaoh Ramesses II used 11,000 mercenaries during his battles. A long established foreign corps in the Egyptian forces were the Medjay – a generic term given to tribal scouts and light infantry recruited from Nubia serving from the late period of the Old Kingdom through that of the New Kingdom. Other warriors recruited from outside the borders of Egypt included Libyan, Syrian and Canaanite contingents under the New Kingdom and Sherdens from Sardinia who appear in their distinctive horned helmets on wall paintings as body guards for Ramesses II..Seqenenre's mummy was discovered in the Deir el-Bahri cache, revealed in 1881... it is not known whether he fell upon the field of battle or was the victim of some plot; the appearance of his mummy proves that he died a violent death when about 40 years of age..2 or 3 men, whether assassins or soldiers, must have surrounded and despatched him before help was available.. A blow from an AXE/HAMMER must have severed part of his left cheek, exposed the teeth, fractured the jaw, and sent him senseless to the ground; another blow must have seriously injured the skull, and a dagger or javelin has cut open the forehead on the right side, a little above the eye.. His body must have remained lying where it fell for some time: when found, decomposition had set in, and the embalming had to be .hastily performed as best it might..Mann is a surname of Germanic origin.. The word means "man", "person", "husband"..Mann is also a less common Cantonese transliteration of the Chinese surname Wen (文)..Mann (German for "man", "person", or "individual"), was a paramilitary rank used by several Nazi Party paramilitary organizations between 1925 and 1945. The rank is most often associated with the SS, and also as a rank of the SA where Mann was the lowest enlisted rank and was the equivalent of a private...

The first person interred, Geoffrey Chaucer, owed his burial there in 1400 more to his position as Clerk of Works of the Palace of Westminster than to his fame as a writer. The erection of his magnificent tomb, however, by Nicholas Brigham in 1556 (to where Chaucer's remains were then transferred) and the nearby burial of Edmund Spenser in 1599 started a tradition that is still upheld. The area also houses the tombs of several Canons and Deans of the Abbey, as well as the grave of Thomas Parr who, it is said, died at the age of 152 in 1635 after having seen 10 sovereigns on the throne..if we do not draw some line in this theatrical ambition to mortuary fame, we shall soon make Westminster Abbey little better than a Gothic Green Room!..The memorials can take several forms. Some are stone slabs set in the floor with a name and inscription carved on them, while others are more elaborate and carved stone monuments, or hanging stone tablets, or memorial busts.. Some are commemorated in groups, such as the joint memorial for the Brontë sisters (commissioned in 1939, but not unveiled until 1947 due to the war), the 16 World War I poets inscribed on a stone floor slab and unveiled in 1985, and the 4 founders of the Royal Ballet, commemorated together in 2009..In show business, the green room is the space in a theatre, studio or similar venue which accommodates performers not yet required on stage. The green room functions as a waiting room and lounge for performers before and after a performance, and during the show when they are not engaged onstage..The specific origin of the term is lost to history, which has led to many imaginative theories and claims. One story is that London's Blackfriars Theatre (1599) included a room behind the scenes; this room happened to be painted green; here the actors waited to go on stage; and it was called "the green room." Some English theatres contained several green rooms, each ranked according to the status and the salary of the actor: one could be fined for using a green room above one's station..John Taylor & Co, commonly known as Taylor's Bell Foundry or simply Taylor's, is the world's largest working bell foundry, located in Loughborough, Charnwood borough of Leicestershire, in the United Kingdom..The Church of St George in Hinton St George, Somerset, England includes 13th-century work by masons of Wells Cathedral, and has been designated as a Grade I listed building... you have to lose yourself 'fore you can find anything..You gonna do some prayin' for me, boy.. And you better pray good..Me and my buddy here are taking a canoe trip down the Cahulawassee..Yes, but there's just something about him.. Something around the eyes, I don't know, reminds me of...

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