Daily Archives: November 14, 2018

Today’s Holiday: Shichi-Go-San

Today’s Holiday:

Shichi-Go-San is an ancient Japanese celebration that marks the special ages of seven, five, and three. It has long been traditional for families to take girls aged seven, boys of five, and all three-year-olds to the neighborhood Shinto shrine. There they are purified, and the priest prays for their healthy growth. Afterwards, there are often parties for the children, and they are given a special pink hard candy, called “thousand-year candy,” to symbolize hopes for a long life. Because Nov. 15 is not a legal holiday, families now observe the ceremony on the Sunday nearest that date. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: John I “the Posthumous” of France (1316)

Today’s Birthday:
John I “the Posthumous” of France (1316)

For the five days he lived, John I, son of Louis X, was king of France. He thus had the shortest reign of any recognized French king. Because his uncle, Philip V, succeeded him, rumors swirled that Philip had caused John’s death. Another story claimed that a dying child had been substituted for John, who was then raised in Siena. In the mid-1300s, a Sienese man named Giannino di Guccio began claiming that he was John I and traveled through Europe seeking recognition. What happened to him? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: First of Two Istanbul Bombings (2003)

This Day in History:
First of Two Istanbul Bombings (2003)

In a pair of dual truck bomb attacks carried out days apart in Istanbul, Turkey, terrorists took the lives of over 50 people and injured some 700. The first attack targeted two synagogues during Sabbath services. A truck bomb was detonated at each, killing dozens and injuring hundreds more. Five days later, suicide bombers detonated truck bombs at Istanbul’s HSBC Bank headquarters and British consulate. What country handed over to Turkey 22 suspects who reportedly fled there after the attacks? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Aesop

Quote of the Day:

Evil companions bring more hurt than profit. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Knight

Article of the Day:
The Knight

In medieval Europe, incessant private warfare brought about a permanent military class, and the institution of knighthood was well established by the 10th century. After 1100, military tenure was generally subject to the law of primogeniture, which resulted in a class of landless knights, who formed the great military orders of knighthood at the time of the Crusades, including the Knights Templars and the Knights Hospitalers. In modern Britain, women who are knighted are addressed as what? More…

Idiom of the Day: give (someone) the stink eye

Idiom of the Day:
give (someone) the stink eye

To make a facial expression of unreserved disgust, contempt, disapproval, distrust, or general ill will toward someone. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: constrict

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) Become tight or as if tight.

Synonyms: constringe, narrow

Usage: Severe migraines can be treated with a drug which constricts the blood vessels.

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Activitatea lui Dragnea, BLOCATĂ. Mutarea PNL care schimbă regulile jocului | Stiri Diaspora


Raluca Turcan, liderul deputaţilor PNL, a declarat că, începând de luni, Liviu Dragnea nu va mai putea conduce nicio şedinţă a Camerei Deputaţilor şi nicio şedinţă a Biroului permanent (conducerea Camerei), întrucât de fiecare dată pe ordinea de ZI se va afla solicitarea PNL de revocare a sa din funcţie.

“Preşedintele Camerei Deputaţilor, Liviu Dragnea, recidivează. Astăzi s-a aflat din nou în afara Regulamentului, în afara legii. Mai exact, a încălcat articolul 27, alineatul 4, prin faptul că a propus spre respingere o solicitare a PNL de includere pe ordinea de zi a propunerii de revocare a preşedintelui Camerei. Regulamentul spune foarte limpede, niciunul dintre membrii Biroului permanent nu poate prezida şedinţa prin care se solicită revocarea din funcţia pe care o deţine. Astăzi nu doar că Liviu Dragnea s-a aflat într-un grav conflict de interese, pe care, de altfel, prin legea penală îl dezincriminează şi îl striveşte ori de câte ori are ocazia, însă începând cu ziua de astăzi Liviu Dragnea nu va mai putea conduce nicio şedinţă a Camerei Deputaţilor şi nicio şedinţă de conducere a Biroului permanent, întrucât solicitarea PNL de revocare a preşedintelui Camerei Deputaţilor se va afla în fiecare zi de şedinţă a Camerei pe ordinea de zi. Cu alte cuvinte, începând de astăzi, 12 noiembrie, Liviu Dragnea este demis de facto din fruntea Camerei Deputaţilor, întrucât nu ar mai putea să ocupe această funcţie pentru că solicitarea de revocare a lui din funcţie se va afla de fiecare dată pe ordinea de zi”, a spus Turcan la Palatul Parlamentului, potrivit Agerpres.

Ea a adăugat că deputaţii liberali au iniţiat un proiect de modificare a Regulamentului prin care revocarea preşedintelui Camerei Deputaţilor se poate face şi la propunerea unei treimi din numărul deputaţilor, dar proiectul nu a fost încă dezbătut în Comisia pentru regulament.

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