Daily Archives: May 4, 2015

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Ageing French ‘jihadist’ faces trial in Paris

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Ageing French ‘jihadist’ faces trial in Paris

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FBI monitored Mohammed cartoon attack gunman for years

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Garcia Marquez first edition stolen


Garcia Marquez first edition stolen http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-32580454

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Boston bomber breaks down in court


Boston bomber breaks down in court http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32585634

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US cartoon attack suspects ‘named’


US cartoon attack suspects ‘named’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/32582683

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picture of the day: St. Lo, France (In the summer of 1944)



St. Lo, France

In the summer of 1944, two French boys watch from a hilltop as convoys of Allied vehicles pass through the badly damaged city of St. Lo en route to the battle front. St. Lo was the scene of major fighting the latter stages of the Normandy campaign during World War II.

Photo: U.S. Army Signal Corps

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Saint of the Day for Monday, May 4th, 2015 : St. Florian


today’s holiday: Greenery Day


Greenery Day

This day formerly observed the birthday of Emperor Hirohito of Japan (1901-1989), who was the world’s longest ruling monarch. Today this day is celebrated as Greenery Day (Midori-no-Hi) with parades featuring elaborate floats, paper lanterns, traditional Japanese costumes, and fireworks. People also mark the day by planting trees and with other activities centered around the appreciation of nature. Greenery Day is a part of Golden Week, which also includes Japan Constitution Memorial Day (May 3) and Kodomo-no-Hi (Children’s Day, May 5). More… Discuss

quotation: George Eliot


It was not that she was out of temper, but that the world was not equal to the demands of her fine organism.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Haymarket Riot (1886)


English: Placard protesting police brutality a...

English: Placard protesting police brutality at a Shell to Sea protest, Bellanaboy, September 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Haymarket Riot (1886)

This violent confrontation between Chicago police and labor protesters, which dramatized the labor movement’s struggle for recognition, began when a bomb was thrown into the police ranks at a gathering of radical unionists protesting police brutality against strikers. With seven officers dead and 60 wounded, the police opened fire on the crowd. Seven anarchist leaders were later sentenced to death. Why is their trial regarded as one of the most serious miscarriages of justice in US history? More… Discuss

How Does Dry Cleaning Work?


How Does Dry Cleaning Work?

Dry cleaning is the process of cleaning fabrics without water. Special solvents and soaps are used so as not to harm fabrics. The practice began in France in the middle of the 19th century, after a dye-works owner noticed that his tablecloth became cleaner after his maid spilled kerosene on it. Early solvents were extremely flammable and led to many fires and explosions. Newer chlorinated hydrocarbon synthetic solvents, such as perchlorethylene, are nonflammable but pose what other dangers? More… Discuss

macerate


 

macerate

Definition: (verb) To make soft, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result.
Synonyms: soften
Usage: The stale bread was left to macerate in a bowl of milk for a few hours. Discuss.

From France 24 :


Two gunmen shot dead at Mohammed cartoon event in Texas

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