French Revolution

Will this be a turning point for English cricket? I hope, but I doubt it

Cricket has always considered itself the idyllic English game. As George Orwell described it, “everyone plays with braces, where the blacksmith is likely to be called back in the middle of the sleeves for urgent work, and sometimes when the light starts to fade a ball thrown. for four kills a rabbit on the border “. A game which, according ...

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Homage to Felix Yaniewicz: Polish-Lithuanian violinist and composer | New

The life and legacy of violin virtuoso, composer and co-founder of the Edinburgh Music Festival Felix Yaniewicz are summed up and celebrated in a recently restored piano bearing his signature. The “Yaniewicz & Green” square piano dates from 1810 and arrived in Edinburgh in November after its restoration and a crowdfunding campaign by the Friends of Felix Yaniewicz in partnership ...

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Marie-Antoinette’s diamond bracelets go up for $ 8.3 million at auction

GENEVA (AP) – A pair of diamond bracelets that once belonged to Marie-Antoinette, the famous wife of the King of France Louis XVI who met her destiny during the revolutionary guillotine, was sold on Tuesday for 7.46 million Swiss francs ( $ 8.34 million). Opulent bracelets, among the few pieces of jewelry from the unfortunate French royal that are still ...

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Plan of the G20 States to avoid economic commitments at COP26

Economy, Environment • November 8, 2021 • Sonali Kolhatkar The heads of state of the richest countries in the world met for the first time in person since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at the recent G20 summit in Rome, Italy. The two-day meeting ended with a grand dinner at the Quirinale Palace, where the evening menu featuring dill ...

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Cheech & Chong Films in Order of Release, Male

Cheech Marin and Tommy chong, best known by the name of Cheech & Chong, are a comedic duo with the rare status of being culturally relevant from the 1970s until today. After all, with adorable air and stoner sensibility, what’s not to love about these two? They started their careers in the 1970s with stand-up comedies and musical skits focusing ...

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Kobe Bryant’s shoes auctioned at Sotheby’s – NBC Los Angeles

A diamond bracelet that once belonged to Frenchwoman Marie Antoinette and a sapphire and diamond brooch with matching ear clips that once hung from a Russian Grand Duchess are among the items featured in the jewelry and other collectibles auction next week in Geneva. In the Swiss town by the lake, a pair of high-top Nike sneakers of late NBA ...

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NOTICE: Absurd notion Conservatives don’t have to wear face masks

Posted: 9:30 a.m. on November 3, 2021 Reader Peter King says Conservative Party attitude to wearing face masks is at odds with most countries The comedic idea that conviviality offers a surefire defense against the coronavirus must bring tears to the eyes of scientists whose advice the government is following so closely. Jacob Rees-Mogg’s claim that Tory MPs don’t need ...

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Colombian lawyers to sponsor Red Mass at Saint-Jacques Cathedral

The Kings County Catholic Lawyers Guild and the Columbian Lawyers Association held the annual Red Mass in downtown Brooklyn on Thursday. In the photo, the Right Reverend Patrick J. Keating and Gregory T. Cerchione. Eagle photo by Rob Abruzzese On Thursday, the Columbian Lawyers Association will sponsor Red Mass at 5:30 p.m. at St. James Cathedral Basilica, Jay Street and ...

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The rise in the price of baguettes is fueling public unrest in France. As history shows, the government can’t just ask people to eat cake

In the current public unrest in France over the rising price of the baguette echoes what happened 232 years ago. At the time, the fact that a staple was sold out of reach of the masses led to the French Revolution and the dramatic and bloody collapse of the Ancien Régime. The situation is not so bad at the moment ...

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Two tiaras with a possible link to Empress Josephine of France could fetch $ 690,000 at Sotheby’s

Carnelian, enamel and gold tiara, circa 1808, estimate, £ 200,000-300,000 ($ 274,670 – $ 412,000) Sotheby’s Sotheby’s will offer two tiaras that would have belonged to Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763-1814), wife of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and Empress of France. Although there is no definitive proof that these jewels belonged to Joséphine, the jewelery specialists at Sotheby’s and the auction house ...

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