Americans like their stuff jumbo-sized, and huge constructions are a norm in the country. When it comes to bridges, the nation boasts of many iconic ones, including the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California! However, engineers have been pulling off massive bridges that have left their American counterparts shocked by the daringness and ingenuity! In this video, we bring you mighty Chinese bridges whose engineering shocks American scientists to the bone! Humans have been building bridges since eternity. The Arkadiko Bridge, also known as the Kazarma Bridge, is claimed by many to be the oldest existing bridge in the world. This arch bridge was built sometime between 1300 and 1190 BCE, and interestingly, it is still in use local population! In Mycenaean times or the last phase of the Greek Bronze Age, which lasted from 1600 to 1100 BCE, this Arkadiko Bridge was part of a highway linking the cities of Tiryns and Epidauros.
Department of Musicology and Cultural Property Pavia University: the recording of the international conference “The many facets of Ranganathan”
The people you surround yourself with significantly impact your potential and how successful you become. If you surround yourself with people always seeking to improve themselves, those qualities will help push you to be better.
On the other hand, if you associate with people who engage in self-destructive habits, those habits will negatively affect you. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions, especially during these unprecedented times. According to Mark Twain, small people always do that, but the greats make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Being around like-minded people will help you reach your goals and, in the process, allow you to become extraordinary.
Studies show men avoid female authors. Ahead of the Women’s prize for fiction, chair of judges Mary Ann Sieghart finds out why – and we ask male authors to redress the balance.
he film-maker Richard Curtis realised during the first lockdown that he would at last have time to immerse himself in books. More specifically books by women, “to compensate for 63 years of male bias”, he explains. “It’s been an amazing two years: the glory of Anne Tyler, Ann Patchett, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith, Daphne du Maurier, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and so many others.”…