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Ha-ha (garden)
A ha-ha is a recessed landscape design element that creates a vertical barrier while preserving an uninterrupted view of the landscape beyond. The design includes a turfed incline which slopes downward to a sharply vertical face, typically a masonry retaining wall. Ha-has are used in landscape design to prevent access to a garden, for example by grazing livestock, without obstructing views
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Haha (other)
Haha and variants may refer to:An onomotopeia for laughingContents1 Places1.1 Canada 1.2 Elsewhere2 People 3 Arts and entertainment 4 Other uses 5 See alsoPlaces[edit] Canada[edit]Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! River Lake Ha! Ha! Ha Ha Bay, a bay on the island of Newfoundland, Canada Raleigh, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, a town originally known as Ha Ha Bay after the aboveElsewhere[edit]Haha-jima, an island of JapanPeople[edit]Haha (tribe), a Moroccan Berber ethnic group Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (born 1992), American football player Haha (entertainer) (born 1979), K-Pop ArtistArts and entertainment[edit]Haha, original title of Mother (1963 film), a Japanese film Ha Ha (album), a 2009 album by Charged GBH "Ha Ha", a song by All Saints from Saints & SinnersOther uses[edit]Ha-ha, a recessed landscape barrier Hāhā, several species of Hawaiian plants, including those of the genus Cy
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Washington Monument
The Washington Monument
Washington Monument
is an obelisk on the National Mall
National Mall
in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army
Continental Army
and the first President of the United States
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Ministry Of Defence (United Kingdom)
The Ministry of Defence (MoD or MOD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty's Government and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. The MOD states that its principal objectives are to defend the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and its interests and to strengthen international peace and stability.[3] With the collapse of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and the end of the Cold War, the MOD does not foresee any short-term conventional military threat; rather, it has identified weapons of mass destruct
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Listed Building
A listed building or listed structure is one that has been placed on one of the four statutory lists maintained by Historic England
Historic England
in England, Historic Environment Scotland
Historic Environment Scotland
in Scotland, Cadw
Cadw
in Wales, and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland. The term has also been used in Ireland, where buildings are surveyed for the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage
in accordance with the country's obligations under the Granada Convention. However, the preferred term in Ireland is protected structure.[1] A listed building may not be demolished, extended, or altered without special permission from the local planning authority, which typically consults the relevant central government agency, particularly for significant alterations to the more notable listed buildings
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Jacobean Architecture
The Jacobean style is the second phase of Renaissance architecture
Renaissance architecture
in England, following the Elizabethan
Elizabethan
style. It is named after King James I of England, with whose reign (1603–1625 in England) it is associated. At the start of James' reign there was little stylistic break in architecture, as Elizabethan
Elizabethan
trends continued their development. However his death in 1625 came as a decisive change towards more classical architecture, with Italian influence, was in progress, led by Inigo Jones; the style this began is sometimes called Stuart architecture, or English Baroque
English Baroque
(though the latter term may be regarded as starting later). Courtiers continued to build large prodigy houses, even though James spent less time on summer progresses round his realm than Elizabeth had
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Charlton House
Among several English houses with the name Charlton House, the most prominent is a Jacobean building in Charlton, London. It is regarded as the best-preserved ambitious Jacobean house in Greater London. It was built in 1607–12 of red brick with stone dressing, and has an "E"-plan layout. The interior features a great hall, chapel, state dining room, saloon and gallery. The house was built by the crown to house Sir Adam Newton
Sir Adam Newton
and his royal charge. He was then Dean of Durham
Dean of Durham
and tutor to Prince Henry, the son of James I, and older brother of the future Charles I. Greenwich
Greenwich
Palace, where their mother lived much of the time, was nearby. But the prince died almost as soon as the house was finished, in 1612
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Yarra Bend Asylum
Coordinates: 37°47′27″S 145°00′38″E / 37.79082°S 145.010637°E / -37.79082; 145.010637Yarra Bend AsylumEngraving of Kew Asylum circa 1880. Buildings of Yarra Bend Asylum are depicted in the foregroundGeographyLocation Yarra Bend, Fairfield, Victoria, AustraliaOrganisationHospital type SpecialistServicesEmergency department Not ApplicableBeds 1043 [1]Speciality PsychiatricHistoryFounded 1848[2]Closed 1925LinksLists Hospitals in AustraliaOther links List of Australian psychiatric institutionsYarra Bend Asylum was the first permanent institution established in Victoria that was devoted to the treatment of the mentally ill. It opened in 1848 as a ward of the Asylum at Tarban Creek in New South Wales. It was not officially called Yarra Bend Asylum until July 1851 when the Port Phillip District separated from the Colony of New South Wales. Prior to the establishment of Yarra Bend, lunatic patients had been kept in the District's gaols
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Beechworth Asylum
Coordinates: 36°22′09″S 146°41′47″E / 36.36918°S 146.69642°E / -36.36918; 146.69642Beechworth Lunatic AsylumBeechworth Asylum. Photo by John T Collins circa 1950GeographyLocation Beechworth,, Victoria, AustraliaOrganisationHospital type SpecialistServicesBeds 1200Speciality PsychiatricHistoryFounded 1867Closed 1995LinksLists Hospitals in AustraliaOther links List of Australian psychiatric institutionsBeechworth Asylum, also known in later years as the Beechworth Hospital for the Insane and Mayday Hills Mental Hospital, is a decommissioned hospital located in Beechworth, a town of Victoria, Australia. Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum was the fourth such Hospital to be built in Victoria, being one of the three largest
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Kew Asylum
Kew Lunatic Asylum is a decommissioned psychiatric hospital located between Princess Street and Yarra Boulevard in Kew, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Operational from 1871 to 1988, Kew was one of the largest asylums ever built in Australia. Later known as Willsmere, the complex of buildings were constructed between 1864 and 1872 to the design of architects G.W. Vivian and Frederick Kawerau of the Victorian Public Works Office[1][2] to house the growing number of "lunatics", "inebriates", and "idiots" in the Colony of Victoria.[1] The first purpose built asylum in the Colony of Victoria, Kew was also larger and more expensive than its sister asylums at Ararat and Beechworth. The asylum's buildings are typical examples of the Italianate architecture[3] style which was popular in Victorian Melbourne
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Victoria, Australia
Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a state in south-eastern Australia. Victoria is Australia's most densely populated state and its second-most populous state overall. Most of its population lives concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip
Port Phillip
Bay, which includes the metropolitan area of its state capital and largest city, Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city
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Richard John Uniacke
Richard John Uniacke (November 22, 1753 – October 11, 1830) was an abolitionist, lawyer, politician, member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly and Attorney General of Nova Scotia. According to historian Brian Cutherburton, Uniacke was "the most influential Nova Scotian of his day.... His faith in Nova Scotia's destiny as a partner in a great empire was only to be equalled by Joseph Howe."[1] He devoted 49 years to public service in Nova Scotia. He fought in the American Revolution and later sought to emancipate Catholics and Black Nova Scotians who were slaves in Nova Scotia. He is buried in the crypt of St. Paul's Church. His substantial estate (c. 1813) is preserved as the Uniacke Estate Museum Park at Mount Uniacke.Contents1 Ireland 2 Nova Scotia2.1 American Independence 2.2 Catholic emancipation 2.3 Abolition of Slavery 2.4 Immigration 2.5 Education 2.6 Military service 2.7 Murders 2.8 Confederation3 Family3.1 St
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September 11, 2001 Attacks
The September 11 attacks (also referred to as 9/11)[a] were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States
United States
on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage.[2][3] Four passenger airliners operated by two major U.S. passenger air carriers ( United Airlines
United Airlines
and American Airlines) – all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States
United States
bound for California – were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists
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London
London
London
(/ˈlʌndən/ ( listen)) is the capital and most populous city of England
England
and the United Kingdom.[7][8] Standing on the River Thames
River Thames
in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium.[9] London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries
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Jersey Barrier
A Jersey barrier, or Jersey wall, is a modular concrete or plastic barrier employed to separate lanes of traffic. It is designed to minimize vehicle damage in cases of incidental contact while still preventing the crossover case of a head-on collision. Jersey barriers are also used to reroute traffic and protect pedestrians and workers during highway construction, as well as temporary and semi-permanent protections against landborne attack such as suicide vehicle bombs. A Jersey barrier
Jersey barrier
is also known in the western United States as K-rail, or K-wall, a term borrowed from the California Department of Transportation specification for temporary concrete traffic barriers, or colloquially as a Jersey bump
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Alastair Campbell, Lord Bracadale
Alastair Peter Campbell, Lord Bracadale, QC is a retired senior Scottish judge.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Legal career2.1 Lockerbie Trial3 Judicial career 4 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Campbell was born on 18 September 1949[2] in Skye, Scotland, to Rev. Donald Campbell and Margaret Campbell. His family moved to Edinburgh when he was two years old, where he was brought up. He was educated at George Watson's College, and took an MA at the University of Aberdeen.[2] He worked as an English teacher at the Vale of Leven Academy in Dumbartonshire during 1973–75, before returning to university to study law at the University of Strathclyde.[2] Legal career[edit] Campbell was admitted as a solicitor in 1979[3] and entered the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service as a prosecutor. He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1985,[1][2] called to the English Bar at the Inner Temple in 1990, and served as an Advocate Depute from 1990 until 1993
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