Spailpín

A spailpín or spailpeen or “wandering landless labourer” was an itinerant or seasonal farmworker in Ireland from the 17th to the early 20th century.[1] Conditions for such workers were very harsh. They endured hard physical labour, low wages and maltreatment by landowners. According to the Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture, “(t)heir numbers were greatest during the difficult years of …

Manka, Togo

Manka, Togo Manka, Togo Location in Togo Coordinates: 9°34′N 0°42′E / 9.567°N 0.700°E / 9.567; 0.700Coordinates: 9°34′N 0°42′E / 9.567°N 0.700°E / 9.567; 0.700 Country Togo Region Kara Region Prefecture Bassar Prefecture Time zone UTC + 0 Manka, Togo is a village in the Bassar Prefecture in the Kara Region of north-western Togo.[1] References[edit] ^ Maplandia world gazetteer v t …

Denis Kessler

Denis Kessler (born 25 March 1952 in Mulhouse) is a French businessman. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of SCOR SE since 2002.[1][2][3] Prior to this, he served as Vice-Chairman of MEDEF and CEO of AXA.[1][3][4][5] Biography[edit] He graduated from HEC Paris, and received a PhD in Economics from the University …

Okapi BM25

In information retrieval, Okapi BM25 (BM stands for Best Matching) is a ranking function used by search engines to rank matching documents according to their relevance to a given search query. It is based on the probabilistic retrieval framework developed in the 1970s and 1980s by Stephen E. Robertson, Karen Spärck Jones, and others. The name of the actual ranking …

Peter Burke

Peter Burke may refer to: Peter Burke (barrister) (1811–1881), English serjeant-at-law (Ulick) Peter Burke (born 1937), British historian and professor Peter Burke (footballer), Irish association footballer Peter Burke (politician), Fine Gael TD for Longford–Westmeath Peter Burke (rugby league), Australian rugby league footballer Peter Burke (rugby union) (born 1927), New Zealand rugby union player and coach Peter Burke, a White Collar …

Fred Cuny

This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. (March 2008) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Frederick C. Cuny (born November 14, 1944 in New Haven, Connecticut) was an American disaster relief specialist who was active …

Good King Harry

This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (July 2007) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Good King Harry Cover of paperback edition Author Denise Giardina Country United States Language English Genre War, Historical novel, Publisher Harper & Row Publication …

Nippy Noya

Nippy Noya Background information Born (1946-02-27) 27 February 1946 (age 71) Sulawesi Origin Indonesia Occupation(s) Percussionist, songwriter Instruments Kalimba, congas, bongos, campana, güiro, cabasa, shek, caxixi, triangle, berimbau Associated acts Massada, The Globetrotters Nippy Noya (born 27 February 1946) is an Indonesian, Netherlands-based percussionist and songwriter, specialising in congas, kalimba, bongos, campana, güiro, cabasa, shek, caxixi, triangle and the berimbau. Contents …

Varennes, Winnipeg

Coordinates: 49°51′18″N 97°06′43″W / 49.855°N 97.112°W / 49.855; -97.112 Varennes is a neighbourhood in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is a small triangular neighbourhood located in the northern section of the district of St. Vital, and is bounded by St. Mary’s Road on the west, Fermor Avenue on the south, and St. Anne’s Road (the Trans-Canada Highway) on …

Backåkra

Dag Hammarskjöld’s farm in Backåkra Dag Hammarskjöld’s farm at Backåkra (Swedish: [ˈbakːokra]), close to Ystad in southern Sweden, was bought in 1957 as a summer residence by Hammarskjöld, then Secretary-General of the United Nations (1953-1961). The farm was in decline and its restoration came to last until after Hammarskjölds death in 1961. It is maintained by the Swedish hiking association Svenska …