The Hanoitimes - With the relocation of the capital and a comprehensive reform, Ly Cong Uan (King Ly Thai To) and his descendants succeeded in building a strong nation. Peaceful ascension to the throne The kings of the Early Le Dynasty, founded in 980, embarked on effective reforms to stabilize the political and economic situation. However, the decease of king Le Dai Hanh in 1005 led to infighting within the royal family for succeeding him. In the end, Le Dai Hanh’s fifth son, Le Long Dinh, defeated other princes to claim the crown. However, the brutal struggle that he fought for the throne caused resentment among the people. The statute of Ly Cong Uan in Hanoi. Photo: Jenna Duong. In 1009 when Le Long Dinh died at the age of 24 and his children were very small, Ly Cong Uan, a talented dignitary was supported by other court officials to ascend to the throne, peacefully seizing power from the Le. It is known as the most peaceful change of dynasty in the … [Read more...] about King Ly Thai To makes a milestone in the city’s history
Art by Will Eisner. Photo: Abrams Books Graphic novels — that is, long-form narratives done in the style of comic books — have rocked the literary world in recent decades. Works like Maus , Persepolis , and Fun Home have garnered Pulitzers, given birth to film and theater adaptations, topped best-seller lists, and elevated comics art from a disdained medium into an acclaimed one. But who, exactly, invented the graphic novel? Debates over its origins have raged ever since the term graphic novel first came into vogue in the late 1970s. But new research is bringing us closer to an answer. The origin of the graphic novel is a bit of a detective story, and a principal suspect is the man profiled in the upcoming book Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel , written by longtime comics writer, editor, historian, and former president of DC Comics Paul Levitz. Eisner, who died in 2005 at the age of 87, was nothing short of a titan in the world of comics. He was a … [Read more...] about Will Eisner and the Secret History of the Graphic Novel
Back in 1986 I made a film for the BBC science series Tomorrow’s World about a remarkable new class of drugs called statins. Studies had shown that statins could cut people’s risk of heart disease by lowering their cholesterol levels. It was all very exciting. Thirty-five years on and statins are now one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the UK, with around eight million people, including me, taking them daily. Yet they continue to be dogged by controversy and fear of side-effects. Studies had shown that statins could cut people’s risk of heart disease by lowering their cholesterol levels. It was all very exciting Last year, for example, there were claims that statins might increase your risk of dying from Covid-19. Studies had shown that people admitted to intensive care tended to have lower levels of cholesterol, so there was a fear that taking cholesterol-lowering drugs might make you more vulnerable. Well, like so many health scares, this one turned … [Read more...] about DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Can statins save you from Covid as well as heart disease?
Every day, another shoe drops in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's increasingly dire world. In 2020, you couldn't find a more popular governor in the country. The press certainly adored him if these headlines – and there are dozens more like them – are any indication. New York Times: “ Andrew Cuomo Is the Control Freak We Need Right Now ” ADVERTISEMENT Vogue: “Why We Are Crushing on Andrew Cuomo Right Now” Vanity Fair: “Dear Andrew Cuomo, I want to be your First Lady'' Washington Post: “No one does it like Andrew Cuomo” This month’s Cover of Rolling Stone: Andrew Cuomo Andrew Cuomo Cuomo accuser says governor did not take sexual harassment training NY Senate advances bill to repeal Cuomo's emergency powers Two female aides to Cuomo leave administration MORE Takes Charge https://t.co/u8sLXkcHWV pic.twitter.com/HBRvYrOHmx — Melissa DeRosa (@melissadderosa) April 13, 2020 Yep — Cuomo certainly brought the sizzle to his power point … [Read more...] about Disgraced former media darling Andrew Cuomo must resign, but more for this reason
Story so far: The TVS group has existed for 110 years. Given the various businesses in the group and the interests and priorities in the third and fourth generations of its founder T.V. Sundaram Iyengar, the family has decided to align the ownership of different group companies with the respective arms of the families managing them. A look at the background and some details of the planned structure: What is the first step of the family arrangement? The group has primarily three holding companies — T.V. Sundram Iyengar & Sons Ltd. (referred to as TVS & Sons), Sundaram Industries Private Ltd. (SIPL) and Southern Roadways Private Ltd. (SRPL), referred to as TVS Holding Companies. TVS & Sons holds majority stake in both the other holding companies and the balance in those two is held by the respective arms of the TVS family. Together, these three firms have funded, and hence hold stakes in, the group companies that have emerged over the years. The first step of the … [Read more...] about Explainer | A look at the TVS Group’s proposed recast of holdings