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Old 14-02-2016, 07:04 PM   #15
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Meaning Rose..
Gul is a Persian and Turkish name, it is also used as a family name, which is common in Central and South Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey.. The term also refers to the central medallion of many Turkish carpets..Gul in Persian and Turkish languages means rose, it is also an abbreviation used in the medieval and early modern periods for William (derived from French Guillaume), for example in the signature "Gul: Ebor" for William Dawes, Archbishop of York..Numerous early Christian martyrs were named Valentine..Saint Valentine is the patron saint for a large part of the Lebanese population.

2001 biography of Freya Stark..

Project ROSE (Retrofit Of Strike Element, was a program initiated by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) for the upgrades of the military avionics and electronics system of its aging Dassault Aviation– built Mirage fighter jets.. The program focused on modernization of military avionics and on-board computer system of Mirage IIIE and the Mirage V supplied by French SAGEM and the Italian SELEX consortiums, as part of the program..The Al-Badr (Bengali: আল বদর, originally from the Arabic: البدر‎ meaning full moon) was a paramilitary wing of the West Pakistan Army..Members of Al-Badr were recruited from public schools and madrasas (religious schools).. The unit was used for raids and special operations...

Valentine's Day postcard, circa 1910..

Valentine Bambrick VC (13 April 1837 – 1 April 1864) was a recipient of the Victoria Cross..He was 21 years old, and a private in the 1st Battalion, 60th Rifles (later The King's Royal Rifle Corps), British Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed took place on 6 May 1858 at Bareilly, India..Bambrick was 1 of 8 men whose VCs were forfeited.. He was stripped of the medal on 4 September 1861 after being convicted of assault and theft of a comrade's medals..He committed suicide in Pentonville Prison, London on 1 April 1864.. He was buried in an unmarked grave in St Pancras and Islington Cemetery which could not be located, but a memorial plaque to him was placed in 2002..Colonel Valentine Patrick Terrell Vivian CMG CBE (1886–1969) was the vice-chief of the SIS or MI6 and was the first head of its counter-espionage unit, Section V..It was Vivian, who while attempting to introduce new blood into the service, selected Kim Philby who was later to become notorious as "The Third Man" double agent and who defected to the Russians causing considerable harm to the system he had infiltrated...

In India, in antiquity, there was a tradition of adoring Kamadeva, the lord of love; exemplificated by the erotic carvings in the Khajuraho Group of Monuments and by the writing of the Kamasutra treaty of lovemaking..In Iran, the Sepandarmazgan, or Esfandegan, is a festival where people express love towards their mothers and wives, and it is also a celebration of earth in ancient Persian culture..In Israel, the Jewish tradition of Tu B'Av has been revived and transformed into the Jewish equivalent of Valentine's Day..The concept of Valentine's Day was introduced into Pakistan during the late 1990s with special TV and radio programs..In the Philippines, Valentine's Day is called Araw ng mga Pusòin much the same manner as in the West..According to findings, Singaporeans are among the biggest spenders on Valentine's Day..In South Korea, women give chocolate to men on February 14, and men give non-chocolate candy to women on March 14 (White Day)..In Taiwan, traditional Qixi Festival, Valentine's Day and White Day are all celebrated..In Finland Valentine's Day is called ystävänpäivä which translates into "Friend's Day"..In Portugal it is more commonly referred to as "Dia dos Namorados" ..In Wales commemorates St Dwynwen, the patron saint of Welsh lovers..In Spain, Valentine's Day is known as "San Valentín" and is celebrated the same way as in the UK..Saint Valentine (Latin: Valentinius), officially Saint Valentine of Rome, is a widely recognized third-century Roman saint ... what you’re saying is, the whole world revolves around you?.Sort of, yeah..You’re full of it..Where do you want to go?. Backwards or forwards in time.. It's your choice..What's it going to be?..

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