French Revolution

Spotlight on focused ultrasound at the EAN Congress

While focused ultrasound is by no means a whole new innovation in neurotherapy – having first been deployed in the 1950s, if not earlier, for therapeutic and non-invasive purposes – the emergence of guidance Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other new technologies have dramatically increased their applications since the turn of the century, and the potential unrealized uses it ...

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Filipino housewife’s cookbook wins international award

Author Juana Manahan Yupangco was told that her cookbook would be more appealing to the mass market if there was one person on the cover. Nutrition advocate and writer Juana Manahan Yupangco’s budget cookbook, “Mesa ni Misis,” sounds like David vs. the Goliaths from expensive books by Michelin-starred chefs. “Mesa ni Misis” is one of the four winners of the ...

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The inspiring colorful arrows of the hollyhock

Hollyhocks have had a great year, at least every time I grow them or see them. They have overthrown supposed wisdom. I love their big colored arrows at the end of July. They fill in the gaps, add height, and come with associations in art, poetry, and history that enhance what gardeners can see in them. More and more forms ...

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A French expression you can hear today

Literally translated, a Gaz factory designates a factory or a gas plant. What does this have to do with France’s Covid-19 health passes? “We worked to put it [health pass rule] in place for months, ”said Dr Philippe Juvin, head of an A&E department in Paris, Info France. “In a hospital, there is not just one entrance, but several. And ...

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The toppling of Saddam’s statue: how the US military made a myth | Saddam Hussein

The abiding image of the Iraq war in 2003 was the toppling of a statue of the country’s dictator, Saddam Hussein. It was an image relayed across the world as a symbol of victory for the American-led coalition, and liberation for the Iraqi people. But was that the truth? Putting up a statue is an attempt to create a story ...

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Handmade Estonian glass and 300-year-old French carpentry tools are among the treasures of Northcote’s vintage tool shop

Mike and Mari Subritzky’s vintage tool store started out as a single glass cabinet at the Old Lost and Found Market in Brunswick East. It is now a cavernous shop filled with all manner of treasures. The retail section on the front contains tools dating back hundreds of years. A workshop at the back houses Heritage Saws, the only company ...

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Does criticism of Lord Digby Jones’ accent deserve new legislation?

France could hold the answer, writes Will Holmes, future trainee of the magic circles Adriano Celentano’s single in 1972 Prisencolinensinainciusol was written to remind us that words are only a small part of language. Celentano wanted to see if he could communicate American musical culture without using the English language. For this reason, the song Prisencolinensinainciusol is written in gibberish ...

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Was Real Estate the Real Cause of the American Revolution? – RISMedia |

For centuries historians have questioned whether the American Revolution was driven more by ideas or by economics. I am totally in the “ideas” camp, but it would be fallacious to believe that an economic crisis does not lead to grandiose ideas. Currently, real estate prices are climbing at unprecedented rates. More and more companies are focusing on consumer experiences and ...

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LETTER: Why Democracy Is Not Enough

There is no single definition of democracy. The word democracy does not appear in the Declaration of Independence or in the Constitution of the United States. So do we have a democracy? Mark Hendrickson, an economist, describes America as an “essentially democratic, rights-based constitutional republic.” Thank goodness we have more than a democracy. Even Aristotle was not a fan of ...

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Female Violinists of 18th Century England: Portrait of a Lady Holding a Violin | Premium ❘ Functionality

2021-07-20T18: 02: 00 Taking as his point of departure the Regency portrait of an unknown violinist, Kevin MacDonald investigates the life and career of Louise Gautherot and other female violinists of Georgian England. Five years ago, in a Surrey auction house, I came across a Regency portrait of a violinist by the great Anglo-Irish portrait painter Adam Buck signed and ...

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