Academy

An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education or higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece.

The original Academy

Before Akademia was a school, and even before Cimon enclosed its precincts with a wall, it contained a sacred grove of olive trees dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, outside the city walls of ancient Athens. The archaic name for the site was Hekademia, which by classical times evolved into Akademia and was explained, at least as early as the beginning of the 6th century BC, by linking it to an Athenian hero, a legendary "Akademos". The site of Akademia was sacred to Athena and other immortals.

Plato's immediate successors as "scholarch" of Akademia were Speusippus (347–339 BC), Xenocrates (339–314 BC), Polemon (314–269 BC), Crates (ca. 269–266 BC), and Arcesilaus (ca. 266–240 BC). Later scholarchs include Lacydes of Cyrene, Carneades, Clitomachus, and Philo of Larissa ("the last undisputed head of the Academy"). Other notable members of Akademia include Aristotle, Heraclides Ponticus, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Philip of Opus, Crantor, and Antiochus of Ascalon.

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Google Arts & Culture joins India’s celebration of 75 years of Independence with interactive virtual exhibition titled ‘India ki Udaan’

Financial Express 08 Aug 2022
... created by 10 talented artists, alongside exhibitions from various institutions across India — including the Ministry of Tourism, Museum of Art & Photography, Heritage Directorate of the Indian Railways, the Indian Academy of Sciences and Dastkari Haat Samiti,” adds Rein....
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An online collection launched to experience 75 years of Indian Independence

The Times of India 06 Aug 2022
... illustrations and 21 stories created by 10 talented artists, exhibitions from various institutions across India — including the Ministry of Tourism, Museum of Art & Photography, Heritage Directorate of the Indian Railways, the Indian Academy of Sciences and Dastkari HaatSamiti....
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Google launches ‘India Ki Udaan’ to mark 75 years of independence

The Siasat Daily 06 Aug 2022
... 21 stories created by 10 talented artists, alongside exhibitions from various institutions — including the Ministry of Tourism, the Museum of Art and Photography, the Heritage Directorate of the Indian Railways, the Indian Academy of Sciences and the Dastkari Haat Samiti....
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Google launches ‘India Ki Udaan’ to mark 75 years of country’s independence

Financial Express 06 Aug 2022
... 21 stories created by 10 talented artists, alongside exhibitions from various institutions — including the Ministry of Tourism, the Museum of Art and Photography, the Heritage Directorate of the Indian Railways, the Indian Academy of Sciences and the Dastkari Haat Samiti....
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Google launches 'India Ki Udaan' to mark 75 years of country's independence

The Times of India 06 Aug 2022
... and 21 stories created by 10 talented artists, alongside exhibitions from various institutions -- including the Ministry of Tourism, the Museum of Art and Photography, the Heritage Directorate of the Indian Railways, the Indian Academy of Sciences and the Dastkari Haat Samiti....
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Google's 'India Ki Udaan' to show India's milestones on 75 years of Independence | Mint

Live Mint 06 Aug 2022
... and 21 stories created by 10 talented artists, alongside exhibitions from various institutions across India — including the Ministry of Tourism, Museum of Art & Photography, Heritage Directorate of the Indian Railways, the Indian Academy of Sciences and Dastkari Haat Samiti....
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Tourist first-aid center powered by 5G and smart technology opens in Altay

ECNS 05 Aug 2022
It is the first 5G-powered tourism first-aid site in the country and important innovation for Sun Yatsen University in terms of being able to provide medical services in tourism areas in Xinjiang, said Gao Song, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and president of Sun Yat-sen University....
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200 graduate from tourism academy |05 August 2022

Nation 05 Aug 2022
Twenty- year-old Ketsina William is the winner of the President’s Cup as the most outstanding student from the group of 200 learners who received their certificates and awards during the Seychelles Tourism Academy graduation ceremony yesterday ... The Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) hosted two ceremonies yesterday to award the students....
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The President Attends STA Annual Graduation Ceremony

MENA FN 05 Aug 2022
(MENAFN - African Press Organization) Download logo President Wavel Ramkalawan was the guest of honour at the annual graduation ceremony award for the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) held at the ... ....
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Celebrating India’s Independence on Google Arts & Culture

Google Blog 05 Aug 2022
It allows anyone to explore more than 120 illustrations and 21 stories created by 10 talented artists, alongside exhibitions from various institutions across India — including the Ministry of Tourism, Museum of Art & Photography, Heritage Directorate of the Indian Railways, the Indian Academy of Sciences and the Dastkari Haat Samiti ... ....
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Former St Vincent investor found guilty of fraud in the UK

Jamaica Observer 04 Aug 2022
Ames made publicity a key priority, promising celebrity-sponsored tennis, golf and football academies with marketing videos in which he personally explains his vision for the resorts. Predicting major tourism development opportunities, he even secured the endorsement of ......
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ISA bags first position in Pakistan Quiz

Urdu Point 02 Aug 2022
The Information Service Academy (ISA) bagged top position in the "Pakistan Quiz" held on Tuesday ... They appreciated efforts of the Information Service Academy in holding the Pakistan Quiz which highlighted different facets of the history, culture and tourism treasures of Pakistan....
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Night-time travelling lights up summer nights in cities across China

Independent online (SA) 02 Aug 2022
China’s tourism sector has seen a quick recovery during the summer season ... Nighttime travel has become an important factor driving the upgrading of tourism-related consumption, noted Ge Lei, deputy director of a research academy under China Youth Travel Service....

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