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Trump Attacks W.H.O. and Ousts Watchdog for Pandemic Fund


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/07/world/coronavirus-updates-news-live.html

Horoscope♉: 04/07/2020


Horoscope♉:
04/07/2020

Today your mind should be especially quick and penetrating, Taurus. You could decide to tackle some in-depth research that you’ve been considering doing for a while on a subject that fascinates you. You might also want to discuss the subject with someone close to you who shares this interest. Don’t be surprised if you come up with some intriguing insights. Write everything down. You may want to make use of it later.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Moriones Festival


Today’s Holiday:
Moriones Festival

Held on the island-province of Marinduque with participants wearing masks and costumes of Roman soldiers, Moriones tells the story of the legendary Roman soldier Longinus. As he pierced the side of the crucified Jesus, a drop of the blood cured his blindness. Many local men take part in the play, performing the roles of Roman soldiers. They wear large wooden masks covered with black beards and painted with enormous black eyes. The Roman soldiers lead Longinus to a scaffold, but he continues to declare his faith in Christ. The Moriones cut his head off and carry it through town. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Sonja Henie (1912)


Today’s Birthday:
Sonja Henie (1912)

Henie began ice skating at the age of eight and won the first of six straight Norwegian figure-skating championships within two years. Starting in 1927, she won the world’s figure-skating crown 10 straight years, the European title six times, and the Olympic gold medal three times. She introduced music and dance into free skating, greatly broadening its appeal, and turned professional in 1936, earning millions starring in films and ice shows. Why did many Norwegians consider her a quisling? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Tennis Player Arthur Ashe Announces He Has AIDS (1992)


This Day in History:
Tennis Player Arthur Ashe Announces He Has AIDS (1992)

Ashe was the first African-American male to reach prominence in tennis and was thus a very public figure, even after his retirement, which followed a 1979 heart attack and quadruple-bypass surgery. In 1983, he contracted HIV from a blood transfusion during a second heart surgery. He kept it a secret until 1992, when a newspaper threatened to publish a story about his illness. His subsequent openness about AIDS helped combat the disease’s stigma. What did he say about asking “Why me?” More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Wilkie Collins


Quote of the Day:
Wilkie Collins

One of our first amusements as children (if we have any imagination at all) is to get out of our own characters, and to try the characters of other personages as a change—to be fairies, to be queens, to be anything, in short, but what we really are. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Arabesque


Article of the Day:
Arabesque

Though the arabesque motif most likely originated with the works of Hellenistic craftsmen in Asia Minor, the complex, linear style of decoration became typical of Islamic ornamentation around 1000 CE and thus became associated with Arab culture. It is characterized by symmetric, interlacing geometric patterns with flowing lines and often incorporates flower or animal motifs and Arabic calligraphy. Why are mistakes in the complicated, repetitive patterns sometimes made intentionally? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: have it out (with someone)


Idiom of the Day:
have it out (with someone)

To have an argument, verbal fight, or frank discussion (with someone), especially to settle something that has caused anger, frustration, or annoyance. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: nonobjective


Word of the Day:
nonobjective

Definition: (adjective) Not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature.

Synonyms: abstract, nonfigurative

Usage: The focal point of the living room was a massive, nonobjective painting that looked to me like nothing more than a chaotic mess of colors and splotches.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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„Am discutat şi cu doamna ministru al Muncii, Violeta Alexandru, este o situaţie în care cei care lucrau acolo au abandonat lucrul, să spun aşa, urmează să facă reîncadrări, sunt ai noştri, sunt instituţionalizaţi şi trebuie şi trataţi, trebuie supravegheaţi şi trebuie şi avut grijă pe partea medicală”, a declarat Nelu Tătaru.


Tătaru, despre situaţia de la căminul de bătrâni din Galaţi: Cei care lucrau acolo au abandonat lucrul

„Am discutat şi cu doamna ministru al Muncii, Violeta Alexandru, este o situaţie în care cei care lucrau acolo au abandonat lucrul, să spun aşa, urmează să facă reîncadrări, sunt ai noştri, sunt instituţionalizaţi şi trebuie şi trataţi, trebuie supravegheaţi şi trebuie şi avut grijă pe partea medicală”, a declarat Nelu Tătaru.

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Prefectul judeţului Galaţi, Gabriel Avrămescu, a solicitat autorităţilor centrale găsirea unei soluţii legale pentru ca azilul privat de la Galaţi, unde doi bătrâni au murit din cauza coronavirusului, iar alte 26 de persoane, vârstnici şi angajaţi, sunt infectate, să fie preluat de instituţiile statului. Solicitarea vine după ce, potrivit administratorului azilului, în unitate ar mai fi alimente pentru masa bătrânilor doar pentru trei zile.
La rândul său, preşedintele Consiliului Judeţean Galaţi, Costel Fotea, a declarat, marţi, că, dacă se va identifica de către autorităţile centrale calea legală de preluare a azilului, acesta va fi preluat fie de DGASPC, fie de AJPIS.
La solicitarea DSP Galaţi, marţi a fost aprobată detaşarea a 10 asistente şi 12 infiermiere la Căminul de bătrâni „Sf. Ilie” din Galaţi.
Procurorii au început o anchetă după ce mai multe persoane de la Căminul pentru vârstnici s-au infectat cu Covid-19, ei precizând că directorul acestei instituţii a intrat în contact cu o persoană venită dintr-o ţară cu peste 500 cazuri de coronavirus şi nu a luat măsuri pentru prevenirea şi combaterea bolilor, continuându-şi activitatea în cadrul centrului.
Potrivit unui comunicat al Parchetului de pe lângă Judecătoria Galaţi, marţi s-a înregistrat la Parchet dosarul penal nr. 2149/P/2020, în care se fac cercetări pentru zădărnicirea combaterii bolilor.
Anchetatorii au precizat că directorul Căminului pentru persoane vârstnice „Sf. Ilie” din Galaţi, care a intrat în contact cu o persoană reîntoarsă în ţară dintr-un stat aflat pe lista celor cu peste 500 de cazuri confirmate de infecţie cu coronavirus Covid-19, nu a luat toate măsurile legale pentru prevenirea şi combaterea bolilor, continuându-şi activitatea în cadrul centrului, iar acest fapt a dus la infectarea cu coronavirus Covid-19 a mai multor persoane vârstnice din cele 130 cazate în centru.
Un total de 28 de teste pentru coronavirus au ieşit până acum pozitive la centrul de bătrâni din Galaţi, inclusiv ale celor doi bătrâni care au decedat.
Bolnavul 0 care a dus la îmbolnăvirea bătrânilor din azilul privat este femeia care deţine afacerea şi care s-a îmbolnăvit de la soţul ei, care a călătorit în Turcia. Femeia este infectată, internată în spital, iar soţul ei a murit din cauza coronavirusului.

Horoscope♉: 04/06/2020


Horoscope♉:
04/06/2020

A number of great ideas either for new creative projects or enhancing ongoing ones could pop into your head during the day, Taurus. If you don’t write them down immediately, they could just as easily pop right out again, never to return! With all your responsibilities, you could have a rather frantic day as your mind constantly shifts from one focus to another. Stay with it. You can handle it.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Chaitra Purnima


Today’s Holiday:
Chaitra Purnima

In southern India, Caitra Purnima is a time for Hindus to worship Chitra Gupta, also known as “the scribe of the gods.” Tradition holds that while Brahma was meditating, Chitra Gupta was brought into being. He serves as the scribe to Yama, the ruler and judge of the dead; some Hindus believe that Chitra Gupta maintains the accounts of their good and bad deeds in the Agrasamdhani (main records). At Kanchipuram, near Madras in Tamil Nadu State, the image of Chitra Gupta is taken out in a procession. Devotees bathe in the holy waters of the River Chitra, which flows from the nearby hills. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Eleanora Fagan, AKA Billie Holiday (1915)


Today’s Birthday:
Eleanora Fagan, AKA Billie Holiday (1915)

Despite a deeply troubled upbringing, Holiday became one of the most celebrated and influential singers in jazz history. She was also one of its most tragic figures. She debuted in the 1930s and, after performing with Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw, embarked on a successful solo career. However, she suffered many personal setbacks, complicated by the drug addiction that eventually destroyed her career and hastened her death. How did she choose her stage name? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The World Health Organization Is Established (1948)


This Day in History:
The World Health Organization Is Established (1948)

World Health Day is observed every year on April 7 to mark the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO), a UN agency whose main objective is to promote “the highest possible level of health” in all people. Coordinating international efforts to prevent, control, and treat illness, it has worked to successfully eradicate smallpox and has made notable strides in checking polio, leprosy, cholera, and malaria. What steps has it taken to promote tobacco-free work environments? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: George Bernard Shaw


Quote of the Day:
George Bernard Shaw

A married man forms married habits and becomes dependent on marriage just as a sailor becomes dependent on the sea. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Mockumentaries


Article of the Day:
Mockumentaries

A mockumentary is a fictional production filmed in the style of a documentary, often for comedic or dramatic effect. An early example of the genre is a 3-minute spoof report on the Swiss spaghetti harvest aired by the BBC as an April Fools’ joke in 1957. Perhaps the most well-known mockumentary is 1984’s This is Spinal Tap, which follows a fictional heavy-metal band. Other famous examples include The Blair Witch Project and Borat. What TV shows are considered mockumentaries? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: have it large


Idiom of the Day:
have it large

To engage in or seek out pleasurable, hedonistic activities with great enthusiasm or intensity, especially dancing and drinking alcohol. Primarily heard in UK. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: cacography


Word of the Day:
cacography

Definition: (noun) Poor handwriting.

Synonyms: scrawl, scribble, scratch

Usage: The pharmacist struggled to decipher Dr. Clark’s cacography on my prescription and eventually had to call his office to get some clarification.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Horoscope♉: 04/05/2020


Horoscope♉:
04/05/2020

If you have grievances about your love life, Taurus, today is the day to speak up. Indeed, today requires only total honesty and forthrightness in all areas. You can expect to confront “the other,” whether it’s your mate or co-worker, on the basis of truth and righteousness. Rest assured you’ll command his or her attention! Be careful that the weight of your words doesn’t surpass that of your thoughts.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Rara


Today’s Holiday:
Rara

In Haiti, Carnival is known as Rara for the groups of people who come down from the hills to dance in processions throughout Lent and particularly during Easter Week. It begins by calling on Legba, who appears as Carrefour, the guardian of thresholds and crossroads. Each Rara band consists of a musical group, a band chief, a queen with attendants, a women’s choir, and vendors selling food. The group’s leader often dresses like a jester and twirls a long baton known as a jonc. Rara has deep ties with Voodoo and its resemblance to other Carnival celebrations is largely superficial. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Gerald Joseph “Gerry” Mulligan (1927)


Today’s Birthday:
Gerald Joseph “Gerry” Mulligan (1927)

Mulligan was an important baritone saxophonist and one of the best-known exponents of cool jazz, a delicate, understated offshoot of bebop. He began his career in the mid-1940s as an arranger for Gene Krupa and Claude Thornhill and played on the historic Miles Davis nonet recordings in 1949. He gained considerable success with the quartet he formed with Chet Baker in 1952, and he led ensembles of various sizes thereafter. How old was he when he began earning money for his musical arrangements? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Founding of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints (1830)


This Day in History:
Founding of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints (1830)

Shortly after Joseph Smith published the Book of Mormon in 1830, he officially founded The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints—also known as the Mormon Church—in Fayette, New York. The church flourished but was forced to relocate frequently. It was violently expelled from Missouri, and a mob killed Smith in Illinois in 1844. His successor, Brigham Young, led followers to Utah three years later. Tensions with the US government continued to escalate, culminating in what war? 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

There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
But when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Mary Rose


Article of the Day:
The Mary Rose

The Mary Rose was an English warship that sank mysteriously—and probably accidentally—during a battle in 1545. The ship was leading an attack on an invading French fleet when, quite suddenly, it heeled over to one side and sank with about 400 crew members on board. It was rediscovered in 1971. When it was raised in 1982, there were still 92 complete skeletons inside. Maritime researchers believe that it probably sank because the sailors failed to do what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: like piffy on a rock bun


Idiom of the Day:
like piffy on a rock bun

Conspicuous but ignored or left out, especially from a group or activity. (A “rock bun” or “rock cake” is a type of hard cake with currants; what “piffy” refers to is unknown.) Primarily heard in UK. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: inconstancy


Word of the Day:
inconstancy

Definition: (noun) Unfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous

Synonyms: fickleness, falseness

Usage: If he does not return, instead of accusing him of the inconstancy which you insinuate, I will tell you that he died loving me and me only.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Horoscope♉: 04/04/2020


Horoscope♉:
04/04/2020

Feeling grumpy lately, Taurus? Don’t fret, because your bad mood won’t last. This attitude is unlike you. Co-workers notice your change in personality but still treat you with consideration and respect. You’re fortunate to be able to draw upon a considerable wealth of kindness and good karma that you have built up over the years. Your friends and loved ones treat your mood as an aberration, which is exactly what it is.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Fig Sunday


Today’s Holiday:
Fig Sunday

The custom of eating figs on Palm Sunday gave rise to the name Fig Sunday, or Fig Pudding Day, in England, when children would buy figs and either eat them or bring them home to their mothers to make fig pudding. The name may have come from Jesus’s cursing of the barren fig tree on the day after his entry into Jerusalem, as told in the 11th chapter of the Gospel of Mark. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Ruth Elizabeth “Bette” Davis (1908)


Today’s Birthday:
Ruth Elizabeth “Bette” Davis (1908)

American screen legend and two-time Academy Award-winning actress Bette Davis made her Hollywood debut in 1931 and, after several flops, won acclaim for her role in 1934’s Of Human Bondage. Her electrifying performances and intense characterizations of strong women made her a prime box-office attraction between 1935 and 1946, but her popularity declined thereafter. Undeterred, she launched a comeback and continued acting until shortly before her death. Why did she disinherit her daughter? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: US President Franklin D. Roosevelt Forbids Hoarding of Gold (1933)


This Day in History:
US President Franklin D. Roosevelt Forbids Hoarding of Gold (1933)

Executive Order 6012 required US citizens and businesses to turn in all but a small amount of gold to the Federal Reserve in exchange for $20.67 per ounce. It came in the midst of a banking crisis, when the stability of paper currency was in doubt. Consequently, many tried to withdraw their money and redeem it for gold, which was considered safer. However, there simply was not enough gold in the US—or the world—to cover the nation’s debts. How many people were prosecuted for violating the order? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Ambrose Bierce


Quote of the Day:
Ambrose Bierce

Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Arab Revolt


Article of the Day:
The Arab Revolt

By the time it aligned with the Central Powers during WWI, the Ottoman Empire had ruled much of the Middle East—and beyond—for centuries. In the war’s aftermath, the British sought to weaken the powerful empire, and did so by aiding the long-simmering Arab sovereignty movement. Led by Sherif Hussein of Mecca and advised by British officer T. E. Lawrence, the revolt succeeded against the empire, though the goal of establishing a unified Arab kingdom was not realized. What did the British gain? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: have it easy


Idiom of the Day:
have it easy

To have or be in a particularly comfortable or relaxed position, such that makes for an easier life. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: encumbrance


Word of the Day:
encumbrance

Definition: (noun) Any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome.

Synonyms: hindrance, preventive, interference, hitch

Usage: I had regarded his presence as an encumbrance to the expedition, but … I am now well convinced that his power of endurance is as great as my own.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Horoscope♉: 04/03/2020


Horoscope♉:
04/03/2020

You could be teetering between the real world and a fantasy realm, Taurus. The fantasy world is more than likely the one that wins out, but that doesn’t mean you should lose all touch with reality. If anyone can bridge these two worlds, it’s you. You’ll probably find yourself drawn to art, which can wonderfully bridge the two. Indeed, your creative juices are gushing like a waterfall today.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Great Falls Ski Club Mannequin Jump


Today’s Holiday:
Great Falls Ski Club Mannequin Jump

In the zany sport of mannequin jumping, contestants build a mannequin—which could represent anything from SpongeBob SquarePants to a Ninja Turtle—and send it flying off a 15-foot ski jump. Hundreds of spectators come to watch the mannequins fly—and often self-destruct on the way down. The Great Falls Ski Club Mannequin Jump is held on the first Saturday in April at the Showdown Ski Area in Montana. In addition to the main event, the day’s activities feature a wide variety of winter sports, including downhill skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: McKinley Morganfield, AKA


Today’s Birthday:
McKinley Morganfield, AKA

Muddy Waters (1913)
As a teenager in Mississippi, Waters played traditional country blues, but after settling in Chicago in the 1940s, he switched to a more urban style with amplified instruments. He soon became known for his driving slide guitar technique and darkly expressive vocal style. From the 1950s on, Waters recorded, toured, and played various music festivals. His electric blues influenced myriad musicians, including Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan. What world-famous band took its name from one of his songs? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: World Trade Center Opens in New York City (1973)


This Day in History:
World Trade Center Opens in New York City (1973)

With seven buildings and a shopping concourse, the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan was the largest commercial complex in the world before it was destroyed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Its most prominent structures were the 110-story rectangular Twin Towers, which, at more than 1,360 ft (415 m) tall, were the tallest buildings in the world until the Sears Tower surpassed them in 1974. How did the construction of the complex lead to the expansion of the island of Manhattan? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Louisa May Alcott


Quote of the Day:
Louisa May Alcott

Let us not tire of a good work, hard though it be and wearisome; think of the many little hearts that in their sorrow look to us for help. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Titian


Article of the Day:
Titian

Born around 1490, Titian was a leading Venetian Renaissance painter whose technique, particularly his brushwork, composition, and use of color, influenced generations of artists after him. He is known for his psychologically penetrating portraits as well as his depictions of religious and mythological scenes. What politician’s staff member once altered Titian’s Wikipedia page in a misguided attempt to hide the fact that the politician may have been mistaken about the painter’s age at death? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: have (something) in (one’s) hands


Idiom of the Day:
have (something) in (one’s) hands

To have under one’s control, charge, or care; to have responsibility for something. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: catchy


Word of the Day:
catchy

Definition: (adjective) Having concealed difficulty.

Synonyms: tricky

Usage: Despite Ms. Brown’s assurances to the contrary, her exam was surprisingly catchy, and many students received a failing grade.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Horoscope♉: 04/02/2020


Horoscope♉:
04/02/2020

You’re likely to have tremendous concentration that seems to have materialized out of nowhere. Use this to your advantage, Taurus, because it may not last long. You’re usually blown from one thing to another like a leaf in the wind, and it’s hard for you to settle on one project or issue for an extended time. You may have to shut a few people out in order to finish some tasks, but that’s fine. Do what you have to do.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Henry Robinson Luce (1898)


Today’s Birthday:
Henry Robinson Luce (1898)

One of the most powerful—and controversial—figures in the history of US journalism, Luce founded Time magazine in 1923 with former Yale classmate Briton Hadden. It was the first news-weekly in the US and is now the largest. Luce went on to launch a number of other highly successful magazines, including Fortune, Life, and Sports Illustrated. What was the estimated value of his share of Time stock at the time of his death? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Oscar Wilde’s Libel Case Begins (1895)


This Day in History:
Oscar Wilde’s Libel Case Begins (1895)

When the marquess of Queensbury became convinced that his son, Alfred Douglas, was having an affair with Wilde, he began to rail against the author and playwright, publicly accusing Wilde of sodomy, a crime at the time. At Douglas’s urging, Wilde sued the marquess for libel. He not only lost the case, but was in turn charged with homosexual offenses and arrested. Wilde was convicted in an internationally notorious trial and served two years hard labor. What did he write while in prison? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Victor Hugo


Quote of the Day:
Victor Hugo

The man who is not loved hovers like a vulture over the sweetheart of others. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Interpretation of Dreams


Article of the Day:
The Interpretation of Dreams

Dr. Sigmund Freud introduced his authoritative theory on why people dream and the true meaning of these dreams in his 1899 book The Interpretation of Dreams. In Freud’s view, all dreams are a form of wish fulfillment. They are the expression of desires that are ordinarily repressed—meaning hidden from consciousness—because they represent forbidden impulses. Even then, they are distorted and disguised so as to be acceptable to the conscious mind. How many times did Freud revise his book? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: have had (one’s) chips


Idiom of the Day:
have had (one’s) chips

To be defeated; to fail completely; to die or be killed. A reference to chips (small plastic disks) used to make wagers when gambling. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: decollate


Word of the Day:
decollate

Definition: (verb) To behead.

Synonyms: decapitate

Usage: King Louis XVI was decollated by means of a guillotine in 1793.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch