Daily Archives: May 31, 2018

My pot with flowers today

My pot with flowers today

My pot with flowers today

My Chakra today

My Chakra today

My Chakra today

US hits EU, Canada and Mexico with steel, aluminum tariffs – AOL News


US hits EU, Canada and Mexico with steel, aluminum tariffs

Thomson Reuters
May 31st 2018 9:50AM

WASHINGTON, May 31 (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday said it was moving ahead with tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, ending a two-month exemption and potentially setting the stage for a trade war with some of America’s top allies.

U.S Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told reporters on a telephone briefing that a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports from the EU, Canada and Mexico would go into effect at midnight (0400 GMT on Friday).

“We look forward to continued negotiations, both with Canada and Mexico on the one hand, and with the European Commission on the other hand, because there are other issues that we also need to get resolved,” he said.

Ross offered little detail about what the EU, Canada and Mexico could do to have the tariffs lifted. (Reporting by Jason Lange, Susan Heavey and Makini Brice; Editing by Tim Ahmann)

Today’s Holiday: Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival

Today’s Holiday:
Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival

Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley is widely known for its apple orchards, which begin to flower in late May or early June. The area’s Apple Blossom Festival is a five-day celebration whose events are held throughout the 60 towns and villages of the Annapolis Valley. In addition to a children’s parade, sporting events, tours to view the apple blossoms, apple pie baking and eating contests, and a cooking competition, the festival includes the crowning of “Queen Annapolisa,” who is chosen from among 18 local princesses. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Marie-René-Auguste-Aléxis, Saint-Léger Léger (1887)

Today’s Birthday:
Marie-René-Auguste-Aléxis, Saint-Léger Léger (1887)

Known in literary circles by his nom de plume, Saint-John Perse, Léger was a French poet and diplomat. He was one of Europe’s foremost diplomats prior to World War II, but he opposed appeasement of the Nazis and was dismissed by the collaborationist Vichy government in 1940. He then fled to the US, where he remained for nearly two decades. During that time, his reputation as a poet grew, and in 1960, “the soaring flight and evocative imagery of his poetry” earned him what literary award? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Titanic’s Last Survivor Dies (2009)

This Day in History:
Titanic’s Last Survivor Dies (2009)

More than 1,500 lives were lost when the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage in 1912. However, several hundred of the ship’s 2,200 passengers managed to survive. Among them was Millvina Dean, who, at just three months of age, was the ship’s youngest passenger. Though she escaped with her mother and brother, her father did not survive. Eventually, she became the disaster’s last living survivor. Who helped pay for her healthcare costs toward the end of her life? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Oscar Wilde

Quote of the Day:
Oscar Wilde

My own business always bores me to death. I prefer other people’s. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Boggarts

Article of the Day:

Boggarts are malevolent household spirits of British folklore that latch on to unfortunate families and cause trouble for them by making things disappear, making milk go sour, and even stripping the linens off of beds in which people are sleeping. Superstitions about boggarts vary but often include the beliefs that the creatures should never be named and that hanging a horseshoe on the door of a house will keep them away. The features of what Uranian moon are named after mischievous spirits? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: not have much between the ears

Idiom of the Day:
not have much between the ears

To be rather stupid, dull, or dimwitted; to not have much common sense or basic intelligence.

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Word of the Day: uncultivated

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) (Of persons) lacking art or knowledge.
Synonyms: uncultured, artless
Usage: Never had they witnessed such power of mastication, and such marvelous capacity of stomach, as in this native and uncultivated gastronome.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch