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Today sees the launch of the latest Empire.Kred extravaganza to celebrate the events of the weekend. Starts today at 8:00 pm ET and runs through to the 5th July , There are two parts to the celeb…
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Today sees the launch of the latest Empire.Kred extravaganza to celebrate the events of the weekend.
Join us at Empire.Kred!
Starts today at 8:00 pm ET and runs through to the 5th July ,
There are two parts to the celebration
You can send SPARKLERS to your friends on Empire.Kred so that they can light them in celebration of the weekend’s events , everyone you send a sparkler to will also receive eaves .
Note : Please do not light the sparklers before you send them !!
The second part is the hunt for Sparkling clues scattered throughout the site by Squirrel , the Empire.Kred moderators and friends , You will find them on missions and in the forums.
Crack the clue , find the matching member profile and post your answer on their timeline. If you have the correct answer and the correct profile you will earn a reward…
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The Pont Alexandre III is a deck arch bridge that spans the Seine in Paris. It connects the Champs-Élysées quarter with those of the Invalides and Eiffel Tower. The bridge is widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in the city. It is classified as a French Monument historique.
The Beaux-Arts style bridge, with its exuberant Art Nouveau lamps, cherubs, nymphs and winged horses at either end, was built between 1896 and 1900. It is named after Tsar Alexander III, who had concluded the Franco-Russian Alliance in 1892. His son Nicholas II laid the foundation stone in October 1896. The style of the bridge reflects that of the Grand Palais, to which it leads on the right bank.
The construction of the bridge is a marvel of 19th century engineering, consisting of a 6 metres (20 ft) high single span steel arch. The design, by the architects Joseph…
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Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Christine Wormuth (left) and Lisa Atherton, executive vice president of military business at Bell Helicopter
“NATIONAL DEFENSE MAGAZINE”
“We see women at the highest levels.
The top two civilians running the U.S. Air Force are women, Navy Adm. Michelle Howard became the top naval officer at NATO and Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson became the first woman to run a major combatant command when she took over U.S. Northern Command.
“It’s good to open our aperture to what possibilities there are,” said Lisa Atherton, executive vice president of military business at Bell Helicopter.
Atherton spoke June 15 at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
She and former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Christine Wormuth received a “Service to the Flag” award from Women In Defense. The association makes this award annually to leaders in…
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The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair, it was initially criticised by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.98 million people ascended it in 2011. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010.
The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to assume the title of the tallest man-made structure in the world, a title…
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