Antwerp (i/ˈæntwɜːrp/, Dutch:Antwerpen[ˈɑntʋɛrpə(n)], French:Anvers[ɑ̃vɛʁ(s)]) is a city in Belgium which is the capital of Antwerp province. With a population of 510,610, it is the most populous city in Flanders.
Its metropolitan area houses around 1,200,000 people.
Antwerp has long been an important city in the Low Countries, both economically and culturally, especially before the Spanish Fury (1576) in the Dutch Revolt. The inhabitants of Antwerp are nicknamed Sinjoren, after the Spanish honorific señor or French seigneur, "lord", referring to the Spanish noblemen who ruled the city in the 17th century.
Origin of the name
According to folklore, notably celebrated by a statue in front of the town hall, the city got its name from a legend about a giant called Antigoon who lived near the Scheldt river. He exacted a toll from passing boatmen, and for those who refused, he severed one of their hands and threw it into the river. Eventually the giant was killed by a young hero named Silvius Brabo, who cut off the giant's own hand and flung it into the river. Hence the name Antwerpen, from Dutchhand werpen, akin to Old English hand and wearpan (to throw), which has evolved to today's warp.
Antwerp (Amberes in Spanish) is a novella by the Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. It was written in 1980 but only published in 2002, a year before the author's death. An English translation by Natasha Wimmer was published in 2010.
Considered by Bolaño's literary executor Ignacio Echevarría to be the big bang of the Bolaño universe, the loose prose-poem novel was written when Bolaño was 27. Antwerp is short and fragmentary, composed of 56 pieces (which could be seen as vignettes or sketches) with a loose narrative structure. Though there are some recurring characters and story lines, there is no central narrative. Many of the subjects dealt with become Bolaño's common material for his other works of fiction - crimes and campgrounds, drifters and poetry, sex and love, corrupt cops and misfits.
Bolaño had once stated that "The only novel that doesn't embarrass me is Antwerp.". In the introduction he wrote for the book in 2002 Bolaño claimed:
"I wrote this book for myself, and even that I can't be sure of. For a long time these were just loose pages that I reread and maybe tinkered with, convinced I had no time. But time for what? I couldn't say exactly. I wrote this book for the ghosts, who, because they're outside of time, are the only ones with time."
A business, also known as an enterprise, agency or a firm, is an entity involved in the provision of goods and/or services to consumers. Businesses are prevalent in capitalisteconomies, where most of them are privately owned and provide goods and services to customers in exchange for other goods, services, or money. Businesses may also be social not-for-profit enterprises or state-owned public enterprises targeted for specific social and economic objectives. A business owned by multiple individuals may be formed as an incorporated company or jointly organised as a partnership. Countries have different laws that may ascribe different rights to the various business entities.
Business can refer to a particular organization or to an entire market sector, e.g. "the music business". Compound forms such as agribusiness represent subsets of the word's broader meaning, which encompasses all activity by suppliers of goods and services. The goal is for sales to be more than expenditures resulting in a profit.
Today marks 20 years from one of the most defining moments in modern American history. the 9/11 terror attacks ...Sirens blared outside ... It was getting about time for Ron Millender’s next cup of coffee — he was on business in Antwerp, Belgium, six hours ahead of Greenwood time, and fighting jet lag — when his boss called for a break in the meeting ... ....
Delbert Toler, 48, Stryker, pleaded guilty to a bill of information charging him with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony ... A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and his bond was continued ... 13 ... 12 ... 30 ... Kaden Steele, 19, Antwerp, pleaded guilty to obstructing official business, a fifth-degree felony; and assault, a first-degree misdemeanor ... .
...Rio Tinto’s diamonds business ... “The first Argyle PinkDiamondsTender was held in Antwerp in 1984 and I am delighted to host the final epic collection in Antwerp,” Patrick Coppens, general manager, sales and marketing for Rio Tinto’s diamonds business said. .
However, the rebound in polished trading was gentler than in rough, the AntwerpWorldDiamondCentre (AWDC) said Friday ... “It is no surprise that, while competing hubs were forced to cancel tenders, new supply of rough found its way to Antwerp and continues to be sold here, demonstrated by very strong rough-import figures and a busy market.”.
Both his hometown and his current city, Antwerp, had fallen under control of the GermanCentral Government, a governing body set up by the Germans for the Belgian occupation. Those in Antwerp and ... The saddle shop he opened in Antwerp before the war began at least kept him busy.