Between 1939 and 1941, Germany invaded and occupied Poland, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Greece, Yugoslavia, Austria and Italy. Italy began as an ally of Germany; however, after Italy surrendered to United States and British forces, Germany marched in and seized Rome.When Germany began plans to invade Poland, Hitler signed a nonaggression pact with Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union. In this pact, the Soviet Union secretly accepted Germany's invasion and occupation of Poland. The Soviet Union even went on to invade Finland, and with threats of invasion took control of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.
Photo: CGardnerA mitered corner is formed by joining two pieces of wood, each cut to a 45° angle. One of the easier joints to cut, a mitered corner does not require a lot of special tools or setup time, yet it’s useful in a variety of applications.Choose your weapon. A hand saw, circular saw, or table saw may be used to make a mitered corner. If you’re interested in building basic picture frames or doing light work with trim and molding, consider purchasing an inexpensive miter box, a tool that helps woodworkers achieve accurate angles.There are two types of miter joints—flat and edge.
Giz AsksGiz AsksIn this Gizmodo series, we ask questions about everything from space to butts and get answers from a variety of experts.You live and then you die and then you rot in a hole—or so say the elites, with their glasses, and their PhDs in neuroscience. This bummer reality has never appealed much to Americans, 72 percent of whom believe in some kind of afterlife. It’s a comparatively rarer, though still sizable, breed of American who believe in some spectral middle ground, in which, instead of rotting or going to hell, you float around and freak out your kids, or the new residents of the house where you were brutally murdered a hundred years ago.According to Pew Research Center, close to one-fifth of Americans believe they’ve seen a ghost—a somewhat surprising statistic, given all the other ancient beliefs we’ve mostly jettisoned (bloodletting, for instance, has largely fallen out of vogue). For this week’s Giz Asks, we reached out to a number of psychologists and neuroscientists to figure out why this might be—and in the process learned that, given the number of ways our brain has of tricking us into seeing things, it’s a wonder that that statistic isn’t higher.Christopher FrenchFounder of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths, University of LondonMost of the time, when people think they’ve had a ghostly encounter, they haven’t necessarily actually seen something.
Get Pierced Be Happy There’s always a lot of excitement in our stores when we have a customer walk in, ready to get their ears pierced. A lot can go into a decision like adding a new stud, especially for your littlest ones getting their first piercing. We have been lucky enough to share a lot of “firsts” with people throughout the years, and we love sharing in your memories with you.
Seen in the hands of countless cowboys and Indians in countless Westerns, the Winchester rifle is often hailed as one of the guns that "won the West." There's a lot more to the story than that. The rifle that became the Winchester had a long, tortuous development that involved some of the era's most influential businessmen and inventors. Its famed lever action fought the American Civil War and many other battles long before the Winchester became a favorite of the likes of Buffalo Bill, sharpshooter Annie Oakley, and even President Teddy Roosevelt.AncestorsGeorge Grantham BaineThe Winchester's technological family tree runs through the Henry Rifle, used during the Civil War, and on back to 1849, when inventor Walter Hunt patented the Volition Repeating Rifle.
About FDI in India Introduction Apart from being a critical driver of economic growth, foreign direct investment (FDI) is a major source of non-debt financial resource for the economic development of India. Foreign companies invest in India to take advantage of relatively lower wages, special investment privileges such as tax exemptions, etc. For a country where foreign investments are being made, it also means achieving technical know-how and generating employment. The Indian government’s favourable policy regime and robust business environment have ensured that foreign capital keeps flowing into the country.
It's sale day – with a false startIt's sale day – August 11 – and already, three and a half million people have registered to buy a OnePlus 2. But, OnePlus has already had to admit its system isn't perfect and has informed fans that the OnePlus 2 will take two to three weeks to hit North America, although you can still buy one today. Like it or not, the invite system was always going to strain under the weight of the pressure.How to get a OnePlus 2 inviteWe already knew OnePlus was feeling more confident this time around, and that it would be producing many more devices up front (and many more in each successive batch), but these kinds of numbers might still take a while.If you want to buy a OnePlus 2 the official way – by waiting for an invite – here's the process to go through:1.Register on the waiting list and wait. That's what a waiting list is for.
Taking a mock test is an efficient way to prepare yourself for the big day. To start off with, you should attempt the last year question paper of CBSE class 12 board exam, and then progress to the earlier years. While attempting the papers, ensure that you follow strict timings and adhere to all the guidelines which are applicable in a real examination. This will allow you to get maximum experience of a real life exam situation and give you the confidence to ace the exams. Once done with solving the papers, you can go for CBSE class 12 previous year question papers with solutions free PDF download from our website and compare the answers you have written to the key provided. The CBSE board question papers for class 12 with solutions will allow you to assess your preparedness for the exams, and take necessary corrective action.The Vedantu EdgeOur singular aim at Vedantu is to see you fully prepared to take on any question in the examination.
Sometimes when I look at old photos I am struck at just how average some people look. They have faces that span the years, like some of the recent doppelgängers I have posted, or someone from the 19th century looks like they might just walk out of the local shopping mall. Faces tell the story of our emotions, our deep secrets, and our lives, and are truly extraordinary, each in its own way. No two faces are alike.
DevOps might be the most exciting trend in computing because it isn’t really a trend.In this post, I explore What DevOps is and why acquiring a basic understanding of its tenets is critical for advancing in today’s IT environment. Read along and we’ll explore:QuantificationCollaborationAutomationContinuous customer satisfaction is the goal of implementing these tenets. Understanding DevOps is easier than you might think.What is DevOps?There is a lot of talk about “DevOps” in the technical community, and for all the talk we have yet to see a single definition agreed upon. One potential reason for the lack of a clear definition could be that no single solution will fit every company.
My favorite trophies and achievements in video games are the gimmick-based ones. They’re not about finishing a level or getting a certain amount of headshots. They’re about doing something specific, often something outlandish, silly, deliberately provocative, or plain screwed up.
Carpenter Career InformationWherever you live, buildings (from homes to offices to schools) likely surround you. Each of these structures stands because of skilled trades workers known as carpenters. These trained professionals are also partly responsible for building bridges, roads, and other large-scale projects. A carpenter is someone who builds and repairs residential, commercial, or industrial structures. These structures can range from homes to commercial buildings to roads and can include individual components such as cabinets, staircases, doorframes, building foundations, and much more.
At the dawn of civilization, the Egyptian Nile Valley cradled the richest, most fertile land in the ancient world. Called “the gift of the Nile,” civilizations formed around the rich silt that the Nile carried north to her banks, providing a way of living as the cultivation of crops began to thrive. The delta in the north was the gate to the Mediterranean, allowing for trade and commerce.
What allows an arch bridge to span greater distances than a beam bridge, or a suspension bridge to stretch over a distance seven times that of an arch bridge. The answer lies in how each bridge type deals with the important forces of compression and tension.Tension: What happens to a rope during a game of tug-of-war. Correct, it undergoes tension from the two sweaty opposing teams pulling on it.
The Trump administration may yet prosecute one of the president's chief critics: former FBI Director James Comey.During a broader discussion Sunday about the president's declassification order related to the Russia investigation, "Meet the Press" host asked White House press secretary Sarah Sanders what Trump expects will come out of it."Does he expect criminal charges. Does he expect — he's accused James Comey of treason. Does he expect Jim Comey to be arrested?" Todd asked.Sanders said the decision will be left to Attorney General William Barr."Again, we're going to let the attorney general make that determination as he gets to the conclusion of this investigation," Sanders replied."We certainly expect the people that were responsible and that were part of this unprecedented obstruction and corruption at the FBI, those people should certainly be held responsible and be held accountable, and the president expects that to take place," she added.The interview followed Trump's claim that certain leaders in the bureau, including Comey, committed "treason" by trying to "take down" his campaign.At least three federal investigations into alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse and other matters related to the way the FBI and the Justice Department conducted the Trump-Russia investigation and several top ex-officials, including former CIA Director John Brennan and Comey, are under increasing scrutiny.On Thursday, Trump gave Barr "full and complete authority to declassify information" related to the origins of the federal investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
January 1912, Mzansi brought forth a child In harsh political climate Destined to free her peopleBound to cruel Fate Long Live Child Of Necessity. Viva ANC. His growth fraught with perils But nurtured by sons and daughters of the soil Deprived of dignity and birthrightWhose principle offense is not being 'White'Long Live Son Of The Soil.
Let’s be completely honest — I’m a broke millennial, and don’t have disposable income to splurge on expensive smartphones. But when Apple announced pricing for its new iPhone XS and XS Max, which both broke the $1,000 mark, I didn’t think much of it. Carrier payment plans tend to make every smartphone look less expensive, but then I did the math.The $750 price tag on the iPhone XR has other tech journalists referring to it as the “budget” option of the new iPhone X lineup, which could easily be misconstrued as translating to mediocre features.
Cows are members of the order Artiodactyla. The order contains even-toed hoofed mammals, and cows have distinctive cloven hooves (derived from the toenails from the middle two digits of each foot). Cows belong to the family Bovidae (hollow-horned ruminants, which also includes antelope, sheep, and goats), subfamily Bovinae (which includes buffaloes and spiral-horned antelope), tribe Bovini (which includes cattle, bison, and yak), and genus Bos—the names of which are all derived from bos, the Latin word for cow.Natural historyThe size and weight of a cow is highly dependent on the breed.
Spices, both whole and ground, do have a shelf life, although it is longer than some people might imagine. They do not go bad in the sense of becoming rancid or spoiled, but they do lose potency and complex layers of flavor. When spices lose their power, they should be discarded and replaced with fresh ones.
Why Is Life So Hard?"Why?" When life is hard, is there a way to have peace?How do we explain what we see in this world. Terrorist attacks, sex slavery, racism, world hunger?Subconsciously, we probably ask ourselves questions like these quite often. But consciously we rarely do. We're so busy living our lives we rarely stop and wonder WHY?But then something happens to wake us up.