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Bertie Ahern

Patrick Bartholomew "Bertie" Ahern is a former Taoiseach of Ireland leader of Fianna Fail, the Irish Republics largest political party. He oversaw the largest economic expansion in Irish history and was important in making the Good Friday Agreement.


Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

The United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees is an international agreement that defines who is a refugee. It lists the rights of people who are granted asylum. It also lists the responsibilities of countries that give asylum to refugees. The Convention also says which people are not seen as refugees, like war criminals.



Karate is a Japanese martial art. It was developed in the former Ryūkyū Kingdom in what is now Okinawa Prefecture. Karate uses all parts of the human body as a weapon such as the hand, fist, elbow, leg and knee. Karate training has three main sections: kata 形(型)  is the training of form, the specific order and way of using techniques; kumite 組手 is to learn how to fight using those techniques. kihon 基本, きほん is learning the basic techniques or fundamentals;


United States Secretary of War

The Secretary of War was a member of the United States Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. A similar position, called either "Secretary at War" or "Secretary of War," was appointed to serve the Congress of the Confederation under the Articles of Confederation between 1781 and 1789. Benjamin Lincoln and later Henry Knox held the position. When Washington was inaugurated as the first president under the Constitution, he appointed Knox to continue serving. The Secretary of War led the War Department. At first, he was responsible for all military affairs. In 1 ...


Academy Award

The Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars, are the best-known movie awards in the United States. The awards have been given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1929. The awards ceremony takes place each year in late February or early March in Los Angeles, California.



Edwardstone is a village and civil parish in the Babergh district, in the county of Suffolk, England. In 2011, there were 352 people living in Edwardstone civil parish. The parish contains the villages and hamlets of Mill Green, Priory Green, Round Maple and Sherbourne Street.