Daily Archives: December 30, 2015

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Hmmm, this is good


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France 24 : FRANCE 24 retrospective: The top 15 stories of 2015


FRANCE 24 retrospective: The top 15 stories of 2015

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Disrupted plots, stepped-up security, warnings to stay alert


Disrupted plots, stepped-up security, warnings to stay alert
http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/30/world/new-years-eve-terrorism-security-concerns/index.html

BBC News: Warning about British jihadists returning to the UK


Warning about British jihadists returning to the UK – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35151754

What will happen in 2016?


What will happen in 2016?

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Viața la munte-Râmneț, Alba


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Moonlight encompassed


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Once upon time…


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“Andante Cantabile” for Cello and string orchestra -P.I.Tchaikovsky, Han Na Chang, Haydn cello concerto, Philharmonic Sinfonietta Berlin


“Andante Cantabile” for Cello and string orchestra -P.I.Tchaikovsky

today’s birthday: Rudyard Kipling (1865)


Rudyard Kipling (1865)

Kipling was raised in England but returned to his birthplace, India, as a 16-year-old journalist. He soon became famous for his stories and poetry, which often feature the heat, strife, and ennui of India and romanticize British imperialism. While in the US in the 1890s, he published The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book, stories of the boy Mowgli in the Indian jungle that have become children’s classics. In 1907, he became the first English language writer to win what award? More… Discuss

word: pirogue


pirogue

Definition: (noun) A canoe made from a hollowed tree trunk.
Synonyms: dugout canoe, dugout
Usage: Then I’ll take you some night in the pirogue when the moon shines. Discuss.

The Air France Robbery


The Air France Robbery

In the 1960s, Air France was used to transport American money exchanged in France back to the US. Once the currency reached New York’s JFK International Airport, it was locked in a secure strong room. In 1967, 23-year-old mobster Henry Hill orchestrated an audacious robbery of the Air France cargo terminal. Using a copy of the strong room key, Hill and his associates quietly stole $420,000. They raised no alarm and were never prosecuted for the crime. How did Hill procure the copied key? More… Discuss

quotation: from Wikiquote – Henri Matisse


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Quote of the day
Henri Matisse, 1913, photograph by Alvin Langdon Coburn.jpgYou study, you learn, but you guard the original naiveté. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover.

France 24 : Brussels cancels New Year fireworks over terror threat


Brussels cancels New Year fireworks over terror threat

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See the #fireworks I created by blogging on #WordPressDotCom. My 2015 annual report.


See the fireworks euzicasa created by blogging on WordPress.com. Check out their 2015 annual report.

Source: See the #fireworks I created by blogging on #WordPressDotCom. My 2015 annual report.

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Cetatea FĂGĂRAŞULUI…Iarna 2015: Happy New Year


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Donald Trump says he will spend $2m a week on TV campaign ads


Donald Trump says he will spend $2m a week on TV campaign ads

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‘Historic’ flooding in Missouri and Illinois leaves at least 18 dead


‘Historic’ flooding in Missouri and Illinois leaves at least 18 dead

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US ‘spied on Binyamin Netanyahu during Iran nuclear deal talks’


US ‘spied on Binyamin Netanyahu during Iran nuclear deal talks’

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1 dead in New Hampshire crash with Secret Service agents


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1 dead in New Hampshire crash with Secret Service agents