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The Kush epoque of Egypt lasted from 750 BC to 663 BC when Assurbanipal of Assyria ended the 25th Kush dynasty by pushing back the Ethiopians to their homelands. Pharaoh Psamm…etich I. ended the Assyrian occupation in 640 BC supported by Ionian and Carian soldiers sent by Gyges of Lydia. (MORE)
kush ka qene presidenti i pare fare ne amerike: george washington: xhorxh bush:barac obama:
No Kush and Nubia are not exactly the same though some people write as though they were. Nubia is the geographical area south of Egypt (1st cataract / Aswan area) Kush was a …mighty kingdom which arose there in very ancient times (sometimes people say Ancient Nubia instead of 'the Kingdom of Kush'). Nubia usually means mediaeval Nubia - that is a civilization which came up much later on in roughly the same area Kush (MORE)
Unlike English, with only a single way to say those three magic words (I love you), there are at least five ways of saying it in Spanish. The intent behind the words is what m…atters. Not only that, but the audience matters, too. It's a big mistake to express to grandma that she's "all that and a bag of chips." That's a better sentiment for a romantic interest, obviously. Likewise, expressing "friends only" intent to a romantic interest is a sure mood killer.The best way to express feelings toward a friend is by saying, "Me gustas" or, "I like you." This is more likely to be used for new friends. Depending on the depth of the friendship, it may even be appropriate for old friends, too. Definitely use it for new acquaintances when there's an interest in getting to know them better. The goal is to keep them around.As mentioned before, family requires a different word for expressing love. Most people are familiar with the Chihuahua from Taco Bell's ad campaign years ago. The tagline, "Te quiero Taco Bell" became a pop culture slogan. The literal translation is "I want," but "Te quiero" is often used to express love for family members, too. In addition to using it with la familia, it's a perfect way to express fondness or caring for closer friends.There are those friends who are closer than family. These are the ones who, perhaps, should've been family. Expressing a deep caring to these people is best done by telling them, "Te adoro." This one is easy to guess; it means, "I adore you" and expresses a stronger feeling than "Te quiero." This can also be used for special relatives, like a favorite aunt or uncle.Then there are romantic love interests. Boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife; expressing love to this person gets a very special form all its own. These sweethearts get, "Te amo," the "I love you" that's reserved for those who make hearts flutter. "Te amo" expresses the type of love that speaks of forever together.There's one more expression to consider. "Te deseo" or, "I desire (want) you." This is definitely not for grandma or even the closest friend. "Te deseo" often goes hand in hand with "Te amo" in that it's a sentiment that lovers share. However, as language moves with the times, "Te deseo" has probably been said to a stranger in more than one or two clubs.It's a temporary world, but nothing survives better than love. Whether it's between casual friends, family members, "besties," lovers, or would-be lovers, saying it in Spanish, with all the variants available, sounds so much better. Me gustas a mi, Te quiero, Te adoro, Te amo, and Te deseo all get the point across in their own special way. Now, go out and practice how to say, "I love you" to your special someone.Unlike English, with only one way of saying those three magic words, there are at least five ways of saying it in Spanish. As most who learn another language know, the intent behind the phrase matters. Not only that, but the audience matters, too. It's a big mistake to express to grandma that she's "all that and a bag of chips." (MORE)
Marijuana is a powerful psychoactive drug that is abused recreationally by millions of people. In most states it is illegal to purchase unless you have a special medical licen…se, but the popularity of marijuana remains widespread across all walks of life. Over the years, smokers have affectionately created many names for marijuana, the most recognizable being weed and grass. Weed buds have many common slang terms, and this article uncovers some of the most popular.Chronic is a popular term for marijuana in urban areas. The term first entered mainstream culture with the success of rapper Dr. Dre's debut album, appropriately called "The Chronic." While chronic refers to marijuana in general, it specifically refers to high-quality marijuana that has red hairs on it.Kief is slang for the powdery weed residue that is left over after you crush up or grind the buds. There are special devices that enhance the cultivation of kief, which users smoke for a more powerful stoned experience. Kief is usually yellow or light green in color.Ganja is a word of Sanskrit origin, but it was quickly adopted by Jamaicans to be another slang term for weed. For Jamaican Rastas, however, ganja is not a drug but a spiritual tool used to get closer to God. It offers them insight and spiritual reflection, and for this reason, it is a daily activity within the Rastafarian culture.Endo is another slang term for high-quality marijuana. While the origins of this term are unknown, some people think that it has to do with a special variety of buds that are grown indoors. Because this weed is stronger than the outdoor variety, endo usually costs more than weak, lower-quality strains.No matter whether you refer to marijuana as chronic, kief, ganja or endo, the chances are that most people know what you are talking about. While research shows that marijuana is not a deadly drug, it impairs judgment and slows down the body's motor skills. For these reasons, weed buds should be respected and not abused irresponsibly.Kush is another popular modern slang term for marijuana representing certain strains. Many varieties of kush exist, such as Paradise Cove, Sour, Skywalker, Malibu Fire and Tahoe. (MORE)
Africa is known as the ancestral ground of the human race. Generally speaking, most people trace back ancient civilizations to other areas of the world, including the Middle E…ast, India and Mesoamerica. However, there are many ancient African cultures that contribute to the landscape of classical civilizations.The Kingdom of Kush was an ancient African civilization located near the confluence of the Blue Nile, the White Nile and the River Atbara. This is situated in present day Sudan and south of Egypt. At its height, this civilization had a population of 1.2 million people, and its rulers even served as Egyptian pharaohs after the decline of the ancient Egyptian Empire.Located in present day Ethiopia, the Kingdom of Aksum had a prominent presence on the coast of the Red Sea. This had important economic significance, because settlement here enabled widespread trade with ancient Arabic cultures that produced sea-faring ships. This represented one of the major blending of cultures and peoples of the Iron Age (approximately A.D. 100 to 960).The Kingdom of Ghana, not to be confused with the modern day republic of Ghana, was an ancient civilization in western Africa. This encompassed lands in modern day Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Senegal. This civilization emerged around A.D. 500 and was controlled by a series of despotic overlords who ruled their people through the presence of strong military force.The Kingdom of Mali emerged shortly after the decline of the Kingdom of Ghana. This civilization held neighboring and overlapping lands in regions of modern day Mali. This civilization's wealth came from its prosperous salt and gold trade, and its main trade center was the famed Timbuktu.Ancient Africa was the home of more than nomadic wanderers and primitive tribes. The same continent that gave rise to the human species also produced some of its earliest and most prosperous ancient civilizations. The presence of these African cultures survived until the era of European colonization, and archaeological efforts are currently reviving scholarship on the ancient civilizations that laid the foundation for modern African culture.One of the most powerful precolonial polities in Sub-Saharan Africa was the Kingdom of Zimbabwe. Famous for its massive stone walls and buildings, the kingdom flourished from 1220 until 1450, when its elites abandoned it for another city, Mutapa. The ruins of Great Zimbabwe, the kingdom's capital, still stand today in southeastern Zimbabwe. (MORE)
Cannabis, a preparation of the Cannabis plant more commonly referred to as marijuana, is used for a variety of purposes. These purposes include medical purposes and use as a p…sychoactive drug. If you want to take a closer look at a dry, harvested marijuana bud, a number of images are available. Read on for five great sources of such images, detailed below.Marijuana-Picture is full of a variety of different pictures of marijuana. This gallery is full of images of dried and cured weed. The images are of a number of different types of weed, with links to purchase seeds if the strain is known. [Pictures of Dry Marijuana](http://www.marijuana-picture.com/pictures_of_marijuana_dry.html)California offers some of the best marijuana out there, and this gallery contains images of buds from some of the most exotic strains. The images are closeups of high-quality linked from another site. Strains include Banana Kush, OG Kush and Strawberry Cough.[Fifteen Exotic Strains of Weed](http://www.hailmaryjane.com/exotic-strains-of-californiamarijuana/)This gallery is full of a variety of close-up, high quality images of dried marijuana buds. The buds are all harvested at the correct time, showing the resin and red pistils when you zoom in. You find a variety of strains, including Northern Light, Cheese, Haze and Extrema.[Dry Buds Gallery](http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/marijuana-pictures-dry-buds/)This small gallery is provided by a user on a marijuana forum and includes several images of marijuana buds drying after the harvest. You see large, high-quality images of the many nuggets still on the plant. Individual buds are also shown after getting clipped, dried on the table. [Big Buds Drying](http://forum.grasscity.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=91472&nojs=1)On Weed Farmer, a user-supported gallery exists where users submit images of their own harvests. Find images of plants and harvested marijuana encompassing a number of different strains. The images are of a variety of qualities, but there are more than 100 images available.[Weed Farmer Beautiful Cannabis Pictures](http://www.weedfarmer.com/photos/main.php/v/BudShots/)These five sources provide a number of great images of marijuana bud. Find dry marijuana on and off the plant, in large clumps and in individual nuggets. Whether you're interested in some images of exotic weed from California or simply a user submitted image of their own harvest, you're sure to find some interesting images on the above sites.In 1989, a study conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse showed drastic short-term memory issues among chronic marijuana users. Of the 150 test subjects, approximately 59 percent reported occasionally forgetting what a conversation was about before it had ended. An additional 41 percent reported difficulty in remembering the information they'd read in the moments before the test. (MORE)
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A top-notch cover letter is a critical part of the job application process. This is especially true if your application materials, including resume, will be reviewed by a huma…n, rather than by a computer. Your cover letter must do a great job of "selling" you. Otherwise, the human resource official or hiring manager may never even bother to look at your resume. The following sites provide a variety of cover letter sample templates that will be useful in your job search.This site provides one cover letter sample. It also features one downloadable template for Microsoft Word 2003 or better. Additionally, it includes a link to the site of one of its partners, McGraw-Hill Publishing, where you can search for print and digital resources related to your job search. [Microsoft](http://office.microsoft.com/en-us//)This site provides two free downloadable Google docs cover letter sample templates. The sample text content may not be useful as a guide (it is in Spanish). However, the templates have more stylish design elements than can be found in some other free templates. So, if you find the designs visually appealing but need suggestions for content, you can certainly visit one of the other sites for sample content. [Google docs](https://docs.google.com//)For an annual fee, this site provides downloadable sample templates for cover letters, resumes, and thank-you letters in Microsoft Word. The fee also includes a review service for the resumes and cover letters. Additionally, there are images of sample cover letters that can be viewed at no charge. [Susan Ireland](http://susanireland.com//)This site includes free cover letter samples, examples, and templates, in Microsoft Word. It also includes articles with cover letter advice and tips. Finally, it includes a link to a cover letter builder, using the cover letter template selected by you. [Resume Resource](http://http://www.resume-resource.com//)This site features basic cover letter templates. What this site has that some of the others do not is the ability to export the template to Adobe (.pdf) format. Of course, the templates can also be exported to Microsoft Word, as well as emails. There is also a link to a cover letter builder. [Smart Cover Letter](http://www.smartcoverletter.com/#/)LaTeX is a document preparation system that supports multiple customization options. If you are familiar with LaTeX, this site offers two free downloadable cover letter templates, one "short stylish" cover letter, and one "plain" cover letter. If you are not familiar with LaTeX, or not sufficiently proficient, this site offers a typesetting service, for a fee. The document created will be in Adobe (.pdf) format. [LaTeX](http://www.latextemplates.com//)These cover letter sample templates vary widely in formality and design. Select your template, or combine templates, wisely. Your cover letter should be appropriate to the industry and the position for which you are applying. For example, a colorful, highly stylized cover letter may be eye-catching but it may be deemed inappropriate by the hiring manager in a law firm. Remember that ultimately, your cover letter is a reflection of you and a snapshot of what you would bring to the position for which you are applying.Do not forget to spell-check your cover letter. For many employers, stylish design elements will not compensate for misspelled words. (MORE)
In Spanish, there are several ways to ask questions or for help. They aren't all used the same way and are not all interchangeable. It is important to know the differences bet…ween them so you use the right word or saying for the right situation. Here is a list of ways to ask in Spanish.The Spanish verb "poder" means "to be able to." If you want to ask someone to do something, you can use this verb along with the infinitive of the action you want done. For example, if you want someone to help you clean the floor, you ask, "¿puedes ayudarme limpiar el piso?" (Can you help me clean the floor?) Keep in mind that if the person you are asking is a stranger or in a position of authority, use the usted form of poder. You can use the tu form if you have a familiar relationship with the person.*¿Puedes tomar una foto para mi?" (Can you take a photo for me?) familiar*¿Puede tomar una foto para mi?" (Can you take a photo for me?) formal"Preguntar" means "to ask a question." You will often hear a Spanish speaker preface a question with the statement "una pregunta" (a question). This is followed by the question as soon as the speaker has complete attention. The verb is also used to indicate that someone has a question or that someone asked a question.*Te pregunté si tienes dinero. (I asked if you have money.)*Pregunta a ella si puede venir al cine. (Ask her if she can come to the movie.)When you request something, you use the verb "pedir" (to request). This verb is commonly used when ordering food or making a special request. The difference between "preguntar" and "pedir" is that you may ask a question about the food (preguntar) before you order it (pedir).*Por favor pide la comida. (Please, order the food.)*Te pido que vas conmigo a la tienda. (I ask that you go with me to the store.)"Rogar" (to request) is another way to make a request. However, it is more commonly used to indicate begging or pleading. If the first answer you receive to your request (pedir) was unsatisfactory, you change to a more desperate tone.*Te ruego que me da un asiento de ventana. (I ask you to give me a window seat.)*Le rogamos que llega temprano. (We ask you to arrive early.)Like its English equivalent, "invitar" means "to invite." When you ask someone to go somewhere with you or to have dinner at your house, use this verb. The idea is that you are requesting that person's presence instead of simply making a request for that person to do something.*Su jefe te invitas a comer en su casa. (His boss asked him to eat in his house.)*Te invito por jugar en el parque. (I invite you to play in the park.)"Ayudame" is the equivalent of "help me." This is a direct command, and everyone will know that you need something. When you are in a desperate situation and need someone's assistance immediately, call out for help with this word. If you want to soften the command, add "por favor" (please) to the end. This word is useful in many everyday situations, like when you need help loading groceries in the car, want someone to open the door for you, or need some help moving furniture.It's nearly impossible to go through life without help from another person. The next time you need help in Spanish, you know the words to use. This way you will have your question answered or request fulfilled without strange looks from someone who doesn't completely understand what you're trying to say. Learn to distinguish between the meanings of these words so you can use them correctly.When writing questions in Spanish, you have to use the inverted question mark at the beginning of the question, and a standard question mark at the end. The inverted question mark is usually placed directly in front of the question. That means that if the question is in the middle of the sentence, the inverted question mark is in the middle of the sentence. (MORE)
The way Kush took over Egypt because once Egypt took over Kush, all the Egyptian kingdoms were fighting for power which weakened their culture, and Kush saw that as an opportu…nity to conquer which they successfully proceeded to do so. (MORE)
The names Hindu Kush (Persian: هِندوکُش), Hindu Kūh (هِندوکوه) and Kūh-e Hind (کوهِ هِند) are usually applied to the entire range separating the basi…ns of the Kabul andHelmand rivers from that of the Amu River (ancient Oxus) or more specifically to that part of the range, northwest of the Afghan capital Kabul. Sanskrit documents refer to the Hindu Kush as Pāriyātra Parvata (पारियात्र पर्वत). Greek geographers adapted the Persianto"Paropanisadae" by Greeks in the late first millennium BC. The Hindu Kush (Hindi: हिन्दु कुश) is an 800 km (500 mile) mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. The highest point in the Hindu Kush is Tirich Mir (7,708 m or 25,289 ft) in the Chitral region of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The word "Koh" or "Kuh" means mountain in many of the local languages. The name Hindu Kush is probably a corruption of Hindi-Kash or Hindi-Kesh, the boundary of Hind(i.e. Indian subcontinent). It is the westernmost extension of the Pamir Mountains, the Karakoram Range, and is a sub-rangeof the Himalayas. It is also calculated to be the geographic center of population of the world.[1 Alexander the Great explored the Afghan areas between Bactria and the Indus River after his conquest of the Achaemenid Empire in 330 BC. It became part of the Seleucid Empirebefore falling to the Indian Maurya Empire around 305 BC. Alexander took these away from the Aryans and established settlements of his own, but Seleucus Nicator gave them to Sandrocottus (Chandragupta), upon terms of intermarriage and of receiving in exchange 500 elephants.-Strabo, 64 BC-24 AD Indo-Scythians expelled the Indo-Greeks by the mid 1st century BC, but lost the area to the Kushan Empire about 100 years later." | Before the Christian era, and afterwards, there was an intimate connection between the Kabul Valley and India. All the passes of the Hindu-Kush descend into that valley; and travellers from the north as soon as they crossed the watershed, found a civilization and religion, the same as that much prevailed in India. The great range was the boundary in those days and barrier that was at time impassable. Hindu-Kuh--the mountain of Hind--was similarly derived. | " Ibn Batuta, a scholar from Morocco, visiting the area in the 14th century wrote: Another reason for our halt was fear of the snow, for on the road there is a mountain called Hindukush, which means "Slayer of Indians," because the slave boys and girls who are brought from India die there in large numbers as a result of the extreme cold and the great quantity of snow. The passage extends for a whole day march. We stayed until the warm weather had definitely set in, and cross this mountain by a continuous march from before dawn to sunset.-Ibn Batuta, 1333 Pre-Islamic populations of the Hindu Kush included Shins, Yeshkun,  Chiliss, Neemchas  Koli, Palus, Gaware, Yeshkuns,Krammins, Indo-Scythians, Bactrian Greeks, Kushans. The mountains of the Hindu Kush system diminish in height as they stretch westward: Toward the middle, near Kabul, they extend from 4,500 to 6,000 meters (14,700 feet to 19,100 feet); in the west, they attain heights of 3,500 to 4,000 meters (11,500 feet to 13,000 feet). The average altitude of the Hindu Kush is 4,500 meters (14,700 feet). The Hindu Kush system stretches about 966 kilometres (600 miles) laterally, and its median north-south measurement is about 240 kilometres (150 miles). Only about 600 kilometres (370 miles) of the Hindu Kush system is called the Hindu Kush mountains. The rest of the system consists of numerous smaller mountain ranges including the Koh-e Baba, Salang, Koh-e Paghman,Spin Ghar (also called the eastern Safēd Kōh), Suleiman Range, Siah Koh, Koh-e Khwaja Mohammad and Selseleh-e Band-e Turkestan. The western Safid Koh, the Malmand, Chalap Dalan, Siah Band and Doshakh are commonly referred to as the Paropamise by western scholars, though that name has been slowly falling out of use over the last few decades. Rivers that flow from the mountain system include the Helmand River, the Hari River and theKabul River, watersheds for the Sistan Basin. Numerous high passes ("kotal") transect the mountains, forming a strategically important network for the transit of caravans. The most important mountain pass is the Salang Pass (Kotal-e Salang) (3,878 m); it links Kabul and points south of it to northern Afghanistan. The completion of a tunnel within this pass in 1964 reduced travel time between Kabul and the north to a few hours. Previously access to the north through the Kotal-e Shibar (3,260 m) took three days. The Salang tunnel at 3,363 m and the extensive network of galleries on the approach roads were constructed with Soviet financial and technological assistance and involved drilling 1.7 miles through the heart of the Hindu Kush. Before the Salang road was constructed, the most famous passes in the Western historical perceptions of Afghanistan were those leading to India. They include the Khyber Pass (1,027 m), in Pakistan, and the Kotal-e Lataband (2,499 m) east of Kabul, which was superseded in 1960 by a road constructed within the Kabul River's most spectacular gorge, the Tang-e Gharu. This remarkable engineering feat reduced travel time between Kabul and the Pakistan border from two days to a few hours. The roads through the Salang and Tang-e Gharu passes played critical strategic roles during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and were used extensively by heavy military vehicles. Consequently, these roads are in very bad repair. Many bombed out bridges have been repaired, but numbers of the larger structures remain broken. Periodic closures due to conflicts in the area seriously affect the economy and well-being of many regions, for these are major routes carrying commercial trade, emergency relief and reconstruction assistance supplies destined for all parts of the country. There are a number of other important passes in Afghanistan. The Wakhjir Pass (4,923 m), proceeds from the Wakhan Corridor into Xinjiang, China, and into Northern Areas of Pakistan. Passes which join Afghanistan to Chitral, Pakistan, include the Baroghil (3,798 m) and theKachin (5,639 m), which also cross from the Wakhan. Important passes located farther west are the Shotorgardan (3,720 m), linking Logarand Paktiya provinces; the Bazarak (2,713 m), leading into Mazari Sharif; the Khawak Pass (4,370 m) in the Panjsher Valley, and theAnjuman Pass (3,858 m) at the head of the Panjsher Valley giving entrance to the north. The Hajigak (2,713 m) and Unai (3,350 m) lead into the eastern Hazarajat and Bamyan Valley. The passes of the Paropamisus in the west are relatively low, averaging around 600 meters; the most well-known of these is the Sabzak between the Herat and Badghis provinces, which links the western and northwestern parts of Afghanistan. These mountainous areas are mostly barren, or at the most sparsely sprinkled with trees and stunted bushes. Very ancient mines producinglapis lazuli are found in Kowkcheh Valley, while gem-grade emeralds are found north of Kabul in the valley of the Panjsher River and some of its tributaries. The famous 'balas rubies', or spinels, were mined until the 19th century in the valley of the Ab-e Panj or Upper Amu Darya River, considered to be the meeting place between the Hindu Kush and the Pamir ranges. These mines now appear to be exhausted. The Eastern Hindu Kush range, also known as the High Hindu Kush range, is mostly located in northern Pakistan and the Nuristan andBadakhshan provinces of Afghanistan. The Chitral District of Pakistan is home to Tirich Mir, Noshaq, and Istoro Nal, the highest peaks in the Hindu Kush. The range also extends into Ghizar, Yasin Valley, and Ishkoman in Pakistan's Northern Areas. There has been a military presence in the mountains since the time of Darius the Great. The Great Game of the 19th century often involved military, intelligence and/or espionage personnel from both the Russian and British Empires operating in areas of the Hindu Kush. The Hindu Kush were considered, informally, the dividing line between Russian and British areas of influence in Afghanistan. Chitral is considered to be the pinnacle of the Hindu Kush region. The highest peaks, as well as countless passes and massive glaciers, are located in this region. The Chiantar, Kurambar, and Terich glaciers are amongst the most extensive in the Hindu Kush and the meltwater from these glaciers form the Kunar River, which eventually flows south into Afghanistan and joins the Bashgal, Panjsher, and eventually the much smaller Kabul River. During the Cold War the mountains again became militarized, especially during the 1980s when Soviet forces and their Afghan allies fought the mujahideen. After the Sovite withdrawal, Afghan warlords fought each other and later the Taliban and the Northern Alliance and others fought in and around the mountains. The U.S. and ISAF campaign against Al Qaeda and their Taliban allies has once again resulted in a major military presence in the Hindu Kush. (MORE)