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When someone mentions Ireland, a series of images pop into mind: grassy fields and mountains, leprechauns, four-leaf clovers, and of course, the color green. What made green the color associated with Ireland in the first place? To avoid an entire history lecture on Ireland, this article should tell you what connects the color green with Ireland.
Just like the castles in England and Scotland, the many castles of Ireland were among the results of the Norman Invasion in the 1100s. Before that, there had been no Irish castles, only “ráths,” or fortifications, which would not qualify as “castles” based on our modern understanding.
As more and more royals, nobles, knights, and various other notables of the passing times staked their claim over one county or another, more and more castles also sprung up. Establishing motte-and-bailey castles over newly conquered territory allowed the Normans to control the area. Castle construction only began to evolve into the types familiar to us today during the end of the 12th century.
What does the name mean?
The word leprechaun is of Irish origin. It generally means “small body,” pertaining to its size as depicted in stories. The word is also roughly given the meaning “half brogue” due to its portrayal as the works on a single shoe.
What are Leprechauns?
Leprechauns are mythical characters mostly seen in stories particularly in Irish mythology and folklore. Illustrations show them to be old men distinguished by their beard and hat. Some show them wearing red coat while others say they are wearing green, depending on where the story is set.
Although it has the appearance of an old man, a leprechaun is said to be very small, not even taller than a little child. He is also said to be solitary but enjoys playing pranks. And when captured by humans, a leprechaun offers to grant three wishes, trading in for his freedom.
Everybody knows Nevada is the Entertainment Capital of the World full of leisure possibilities. It’s colorful and vibrant imagery includes a lot of neon lights and a nightlife complete with cocktail waitresses and people enjoying themselves in bars and casinos. The people who work in the many establishments in Nevada make the nightlife as interesting as their multitude of customers. They are, in fact, as much a part of the tourism attraction as anything else Henderson or Las Vegas has to offer.
Not much information is known as to how cocktail waitresses came to be or about who were the first ones to get hired for the job. Most of the historical accounts were from the male perspective. What is known is that women were basically relegated to work as showgirls and cocktail waitresses in the realm of early casinos established in the Las Vegas Strip in the 1940s. Although this role was highlighted as a way for bar owners to profit from the attractiveness of women working in their establishments, the job of cocktail waitresses has clearly evolved into one of the most lucrative occupations in the city, and even in the whole of the United States.
Nobody can deny the fact how women love emeralds so much. Its beauty and its rareness are the few reasons why this gemstone becomes loved by many people. But not all are aware on what is this gemstone and on how useful it is to mankind. This article will help you in having the awareness on what is emerald and on what its beneficial worth is.
WHAT ARE EMERALDs?
Emeralds are precious stones and a kind of beryl mineral which are mostly colored green. Most of it is extremely included so their hardiness and durability to rupture is usually poor. It is one of the most important precious stones and is extremely costly for it is composed of vanadium and chromium; thus, its resistance hovers around 7.5. Emeralds are by nature hexagonal and have attained their coloration because of the occurrence of chromium or iron elements. These are at least twenty times more exceptional than diamonds. Moreover, these gems are also renowned as the birthstone for the month of May and its astrological connection with the zodiac sign Cancer. In addition, it is also the distinguished gems for 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries.
Guests of Emerald Island Casino enjoy the latest all penny slot machines in the casino, enjoy great meals at the grille and meet new people at the bar. When not at the casino they can enjoy outdoor activities at Lake Las Vegas just minutes away.
Located in Henderson, Nevada, Lake Las Vegas (sometimes called Lake Las Vegas Resort), is a 320 acre artificial lake and the surrounding 3,592 acre master-planned community. Finished in 1991, the dam that creates the artificial lake is an 18-story high earthen structure that is 4,800 feet in length and 716 feet in width at its base.
Lake Las Vegas was conceived by J. Carlton Adair – an actor – in 1967 for Lake Adair. In 1990, Transcontinental Properties bought the property from Ronald Boedekker, who in turn bought 2,000 acres from the United States Government when Adair declared bankruptcy. Also during 1990, water diversion in order to fill the lake began.
The City of Henderson, Nevada is lucky to have Emerald Island as the as it only All Penny Casino and it is lucky to have a sweet place like Ethel M Chocolates. There is more to Ethel M than just chocolates.
Located at the Cactus Garden Drive in Henderson, Nevada, The
Ethel M Chocolate Factory has been in the industry for 30 years now and still continues to be one of the world’s most trusted brands. Aside from the main factory in Henderson, the company also has branches at the California Hotel and at the Gates A-D of the McCarran International Airport.
Emerald Island Casino recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. In that 10 years the casino has become a part of the history of Downtown Henderson, Nevada. The beginning history of Henderson started with the war effort of World War II and the Basic Magnesium, Inc.
Magnesium, symbol Mg with the atomic number 12, is classified under the alkaline earth metals. It plays an important part for animal and plant life here on earth. The human body requires about 0.3g of magnesium per day. The plants’ chlorophyll that is used to convert carbon dioxide to glucose contains magnesium.
Magnesium is a metal element that is said to be the seventh most abundant element on earth and the eighth most abundant element found in the universe. Aside from being an essential element in plant and animal life, magnesium also played an important role during the World War II. It was called the ‘wonder metal’. Magnesium was used in alloys together with aluminum for purposes of airplane construction. In addition to that, it was used in flares and ammunitions. There is an abundance of magnesium in the seawater that is why such seawater became the source or
magnesium used for bombs during World War II. Thus, with all these, it is safe to assume that magnesium became an important element during the era of World War II. Being that important, it became in demand.
One of the greatest producers of electric power in the United States of America is the Hoover Dam. Construction for it started on the year 1931 and lasted several years. At the end of its construction, Hoover Dam was
one of the largest manmade structures ever built and still one of the largest
producers of electricity today in the country.
The Story Behind it:
During the early 1900’s, the government sought to provide a way
to control the Colorado River in order to prevent springtime flooding as well as give residents in nearby towns enough water for irrigation. This was prompted by the excessive amounts of water that came from melting snow from atop the Rocky Mountains every spring. The floods engulfed settlements and farms, even breaking the canals which were built to keep the waters under control. At around 1920, an idea was drafted to create a dam which could do three things at the same time; control the flooding that happens yearly, provide irrigation for settlements and town and provide hydroelectric power for the area. Congress approved the project in 1928 and the bidding was won by Six Companies, Inc.