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Scala Bianca, Palazzo Albertini da Cimitile, Napoli, Italy via: http://bit.ly/2poaSKL


Scala Bianca, Palazzo Albertini da Cimitile, Napoli, Italyvia: http://bit.ly/2poaSKL

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Today’s Holiday: Tater Days


Today’s Holiday:
Tater Days

Considered the oldest trade day in the U.S., Tater Days is now a celebration of the sweet potato in Benton, Kentucky. The event started in 1843 when sweet potatoes were a staple crop of the area. Today the “tater” is honored with a parade, flea market, gospel music, arts and crafts exhibits, and a Miss Tater Day contest. Most of the food served is some kind of sweet potato concoction. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Mary Pickford (1892)


Today’s Birthday:
Mary Pickford (1892)

One of the first movie stars, Pickford earned a reputation as “America’s Sweetheart” by playing a series of innocent, curly-haired young women on the silent screen. She was also a shrewd businesswoman. After cofounding United Artists, she came to exert a profound influence on the film industry as one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood. In 1927, she became one of the original founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For what role did Pickford win an Academy Award? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The WPA Is Established (1935)


This Day in History:
The WPA Is Established (1935)

Part of US President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal program, the Works Progress—later Projects—Administration aimed to stimulate the economy during the Great Depression and preserve the skills and self-respect of unemployed persons by providing them useful work. By the time it was terminated in 1943, the WPA had employed 8.5 million people and funded the construction of roads, buildings, bridges, parks, and airports—as well as the production of art. What did critics pejoratively call the WPA? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Rudyard Kipling


Quote of the Day:
Rudyard Kipling

“When Pack meets with Pack in the Jungle, and neither will go from the trail, lie down till the leaders have spoken—it may be fair words shall prevail.”

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Article of the Day: The Monty Hall Problem


Article of the Day:
The Monty Hall Problem

Named after the host of the game show Let’s Make a Deal, the Monty Hall problem is a probability puzzle that has a history of stumping even respected mathematicians. In this problem, a game show contestant is asked to choose one of three doors. There is a car behind one and goats behind the other two. He picks door 1, but the host, who knows what is behind each door, opens door 3 to reveal a goat. The host then asks the player if he wants to switch to door 2. Should the player switch? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: Marie Celeste


Idiom of the Day:
Marie Celeste

A place, location, or high-occupancy vehicle (especially a ship) that is inexplicably deserted or abandoned. An allusion to the Mary Celeste, an American merchant brigatine that was discovered floating off the Azores Islands in 1872 with no one on board and still in seaworthy condition. (Note: The variant spelling of “Marie” is the more common usage for the idiomatic reference, likely due to its use in a story by Arthur Conan Doyle.) Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: squashy


Word of the Day:
squashy

Definition: (adjective) (Of soil) soft and watery.
Synonyms: boggy, marshy, miry, mucky, muddy, quaggy, sloughy, soggy, swampy, waterlogged, sloppy
Usage: The grass began to get squashy, and Kala Nag’s feet sucked and squelched as he put them down.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

German police thwart ′crime′ during Berlin Half Marathon | News | DW | 08.04.2018


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German police thwart ‘crime’ during Berlin Half Marathon
Police have detained six men in Berlin who reportedly have links to the 2016 Berlin Christmas market attack. The lead suspect was planning to attack spectators at the race with knives, according to a newspaper report.

Police watch runners at the Berlin Half Marathon (picture alliance/dpa/C. Gateau)
Police have arrested six people suspected of planning a “crime” during the Berlin Half Marathon on Sunday.

“There were separate indications that those arrested, aged between 18 and 21 years, were participating in the preparation of a crime in connection with this event,” prosecutors and police wrote in a joint
statement. Berlin police wrote separately on Twitter that six people had been arrested.

Read more: Germany launches new investigation into Berlin Christmas market attack failures

German daily newspaper Die Welt had reported earlier that one of the men was planning a knife attack on spectators at the half-marathon. Officers had reportedly found two sharpened knives during a raid on the man’s apartment in the west of the city.

Berlin’s mayor thanked the security services on Twitter for ensuring a “peaceful sporting event.”

“Thank you to the security personnel and Berlin police,” wrote Michael Müller. “Your operation ensured that the half-marathon could take place without any incidents and be celebrated as a peaceful sporting event.”

Link to 2016 Christmas market attack

According to Die Welt, the lead suspect who had planned the knife attack reportedly knew Anis Amri, a Tunisian who killed 12 people and injured several dozen more when he drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market in December 2016.

The suspect reportedly wanted to take revenge for Amri’s death. Italian police shot and killed the 24-year-old Amri — who had pledged allegiance to the “Islamic State” terrorist group — while he was on the run in Milan.

The lead suspect arrested on Sunday was not however a “concrete threat” as security services had been observing him for some time.

The other three suspects also had links to Amri, according to Die Welt.

Read more: Christmas market terrorist Anis Amri may have been used as ‘lure’

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German officials reopen Anis Amri truck attack case
Heightened security

This year’s half-marathon attracted more than 30,000 participants, according to organizer SCC Events.

An SCC spokesperson told dpa news agency that “everything had gone smoothly” during the race.

Berlin authorities had stepped up security for the event following a van attack in the western German city of Münster on Saturday that left two bystanders dead.

Read more: Berlin Christmas market attack: ‘We weren’t prepared’

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Terror in Berlin: One year on
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Italy arrests 5 Tunisians in anti-terror raids tied to Berlin Christmas market attack probe
Five Tunisians suspected of belonging to a terror network have been arrested. Italy has been swooping in on suspected terror networks in recent weeks amid heightened concern of an attack. (29.03.2018)

Germany launches new investigation into Berlin Christmas market attack failures
The Bundestag will re-examine why Germany’s security authorities failed to stop Anis Amri. The asylum seeker killed 12 people when he drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market in 2016. (01.03.2018)

Berlin Christmas market attack: ‘We weren’t prepared’
One year after the Berlin Christmas market attack, German politicians have said more must be done to offer assistance to victims following a terrorist incident. What should that support look like? (19.12.2017)

Germany still clueless about motive for fatal van attack in Münster
Authorities are investigating why a 48-year-old German national drove a van into a crowd in Münster, killing three, including himself, and injuring several others. The man is said to have had a history of mental illness. (08.04.2018)

Christmas market terrorist Anis Amri may have been used as ‘lure’: German newspaper
According to data obtained by Welt newspaper, German authorities knew more than a year in advance that Anis Amri presented a clear danger. Intelligence services may have hoped that he would lead them to other terrorists. (17.12.2017)

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