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Beyond the Reading List | University

“I also now see reading for relaxation as my own little way of rebelling against a culture that I believe values ​​conformity and money above all else” I remember the very first sleepless night I shot with remarkable clarity. Unlike most sleepless nights since, this involved no deadlines and large amounts of backlogged work. On the contrary, I was pretty ...

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48 years of Paris CDG airport: main air hub in France

Tomorrow will mark the 48th anniversary of the opening of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). Named after the former French Prime Minister and President, the airport is the busiest not only in Paris, but also in France as a whole. Let’s take a look at its history and where it is today, amidst the current uncertain market situation. How ...

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Ukraine: Foreign fighters and Ukrainian expats take up arms to fight Russia

Wednesday brought a different sight: Groups of young men, laden with heavy bags and military equipment, crossed into Ukraine from Poland as they answered President Volodymyr Zelensky’s call for ‘citizens of the world’ to fight “Russian war criminals”. Among them, Vasyk Didyk, a resident of New York, a 26-year-old carpenter wearing a fluorescent Carhartt beanie and originally from Ukraine. “This ...

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Arville Walt | Obituaries | The daily object

Arville Walt Arville (Les) Walt, 96, of Sunbury, died on February 16, 2022. He was born in Sunbury, April 8, 1925, the son of the late Jacob and Catherine (Zimmerman) Walt. He attended schools in the Sunbury area. At 17, he enlisted in the army, where he became a combat medic in the 35th Infantry Division. He served in the ...

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10 Diane Kruger Projects Everyone Should Watch

Diane Kruger professionally trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Ballet School in London, but due to a knee injury her ballet career was cut short. Soon after, she started modeling in Paris. Although her time as a model was short-lived, she booked commercials and runway shows for top fashion designers – Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, ...

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Defiantly Belleville: a gourmet journey to the multicultural heart of Paris | Parisian holidays

SSeveral years ago, a series of fortuitous events caused me to temporarily swap houses with a stranger. The fortuitous exchange made me discover a district of Paris which I had never heard of and which I then revisited many times. Compact enough to explore on foot yet large enough to regularly reveal new treasures, its unrefined charms, the eclectic array ...

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Richard Duchossois, horse racing icon from Chicago, dies at 100 – NBC Chicago

Former Arlington International Racetrack owner Richard Duchossois died Friday at his Chicago-area home. He was 100 years old. Duchossois, better known as “Mr. D” to those close to him, “passed away peacefully” at his suburban home in Barrington Hills, according to a statement. Within his extensive portfolio of businesses, Duchossois was best known in the Chicago area for rebuilding Arlington ...

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Frenchman Macron goes his own way and seeks dialogue with Russia | United States government and politics

By SYLVIE CORBET – The Associated Press PARIS (AP) — There is still room for diplomacy in the Ukraine crisis. At least that is the belief of French President Emmanuel Macron, who continues to push for dialogue with Russia despite signs of potential war. His stance reflects France’s post-World War II tradition of charting its own geopolitical course, refusing to ...

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Draft vs Commitment – Pine Bluffs Post

Since the dawn of history, there has been some form of army across the world. At first it was a “right of passage to become a soldier”, whether you “enlisted” or were taken from your home camp or village and found yourself serving a ruler, king or a country. “Conscription is the compulsory enlistment in a country’s armed forces, and ...

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French group Permanent Revolution blocks fight against Macron’s mass infection policy

As teachers and students rally in the United States, France, Italy, Greece and beyond against official pandemic protocols, the Permanent Revolution a group linked to the Pabloite New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA) is working to block a fight to stop mass infections in schools. A chasm of class separates it from the call by the Socialist Equality Party (PES) to create ...

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Postcard from Paris: An unsung and forgotten national hero

Through Denis Lennox, CP Contributor | Sunday, January 16, 2022 The tomb of the Marquis de Lafayette in the Picpus cemetery in Paris. | Denis Lennox Largely overlooked in Paris, a city full of monuments and other sites popular with tourists, is the tomb of the Marquis de Lafayette. Not only did Marie Joseph Yves Roches Gilbert du Motier serve ...

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Macron faces his far-right presidential rival visiting Vichy | Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron warned against the “manipulation” of history in a clear message to the far-right presidential candidate, Eric Zemmour, on a symbolic visit to Vichy. After the German occupation in 1940, the spa town was chosen for the puppet regime of Marshal Philippe Pétain, who collaborated with the Nazis and ensured the deportation of the Jews to the death camps. ...

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Aftermath of children who witnessed war

Innocent Witnesses: Childhood Memories of WWII by Marilyn Yalom; Stanford: Stanford University Press; Redwood Press (c) 2021; 195 pages. By Oliver B. Pollak, Ph.D. Olivier Pollak RICHMOND, Calif .– More than eighteen books by Marilyn Yalom have been translated into several languages. Popular titles include A breast story (1998), A woman’s story (2001), and The American resting place: four one ...

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The Storm over the American Foundation: A Review of “Freedom Is Sweet: The Hidden Story of the American Revolution” by Woody Holton

The Patriots won their independence not because they were strong militarily or ideologically engaged, but because they were weak and unimportant. This lesser-known story is a reminder that the War of Independence did not only pit loyalists against patriots. It was a world war, in which the involvement of several other powers proved crucial to the success of the Patriots. ...

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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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Harris meets Macron, proclaims ‘new era’ after submarine spit

Vice President Kamala Harris met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Wednesday to help mend a bitter diplomatic row over the AUKUS submarine pact that excluded France. “I think we share this belief that we are at the start of a new era, which presents us with many challenges, but also many opportunities,” Harris told Macron in a ...

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Medal of the French Legion of Honor awarded to 6 World War II Nisei veterans of the 442nd Combat Team Regiment

Posted: November 8, 2021 / 7:36 PM HST / Update: November 8, 2021 / 7:36 PM HST HONOLULU (KHON2) – Six Nisei veterans of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team were honored with the French Legion of Honor medal at the Pacific National Cemetery on Monday, November 8. They received the insignia of Chevalier in the National Order of the Legion ...

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Horseshoe Bay veteran Gerald Powell receives French Legion of Honor award

France’s highest and most prestigious decoration, the French Legion of Honor, was awarded to 97-year-old veteran Gerald Powell of Horseshoe Bay for his service in World War II. The medal was presented to him by the 2nd Consul General of France Valérie Baraban during a ceremony Tuesday, November 2, at his home. The French Legion of Honor rewards civilians and ...

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The rise of the far right puts the Dreyfus affair in the spotlight in the race for the French elections | Emmanuel Macron

More than a century after being exonerated, Alfred Dreyfus, the Jewish army officer whose false conviction for treason sparked heated controversy, burst into the French presidential race amid far-right attempts to question his innocence. Emmanuel Macron personally inaugurated last week the first museum dedicated to the Dreyfus affair, a historical collection on display in the house of Émile Zola, the ...

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American pilgrimage through France in honor of unknown soldier of World War I ends in Paris

A member of the American Legion in France attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on October 26, 2021. The event marked a series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States grave in Arlington National Cemetery. (Alexander W. Riedel / Stars and Stripes) PARIS – ...

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Independence Seaport Museum celebrates significant anniversary

Sign up for our daily email newsletter to stay up to date with the latest local news across Philadelphia. What is the story for you? It’s an interesting question and one that sets the stage for an assortment of answers, but what is undeniable is that history is undoubtedly important in understanding how we got to our present. At the ...

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10 things we just learned about the missing Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic the Missing Black Car

One of Ettore Bugatti’s famous quotes reads; “Nothing is too good, nothing is too expensive.” Yet his company has created arguably the most beautiful and potentially the most expensive car of all time – the 1937 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic The Black Car. One of four Atlantic coupes built in the 1930s. There is a problem, however. We can’t ...

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German elections herald Messier’s policy and weaker leadership after Merkel

BERLIN – After 16 years of Angela Merkel as chancellor, the Germans dispersed their voices across the political spectrum on Sunday in elections to replace her, a fractured return that heralds a more complicated political era in Germany and weaker German leadership in Europe. The preliminary official results gave the center-left Social Democrats a lead of 1.6 percentage points, a ...

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The exceptional Morozov collection, a unique exhibition worth seeing

Portrait of the collector of Russian and French modern paintings, Ivan Abramovich Morozov, by … [+] Valentin Serov, Moscow, 1910 Louis Vuitton Foundation, Courtesy Galerie nationale Tretiakov, Moscow It is unlikely to be assembled again and promises to be the bestselling exhibition that will wow the art world this fall in Paris: The Morozov Collection, Icons of Modern Art, opened ...

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Australia owes nothing to France – Nikkei Asia

Ian Lloyd Neubauer is an Australian freelance journalist. Treason. Duplicity. A blow to the back. A breach of trust. These are just a few of the colorful ways that French officials have described Australia’s decision to cancel a 2016 deal to build 12 conventionally-powered submarines in favor of at least eight submarines at nuclear propulsion supplied by the United States ...

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House approves funding for Israel’s Iron Dome

WASHINGTON – The House overwhelmingly approved $ 1 billion in new funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system on Thursday, after a debate that revealed bitter divisions among Democrats over U.S. policy toward the one of his closest allies. The vote was 420: 9 to help Israel replace missile interceptors used in heavy fighting in a devastating rocket and ...

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Unknown soldiers of the Great War are buried

Funeral services for 13 unknown soldiers who lost their lives during World War I took place in France. The services all took place in the Somme and Pas de Calais between September 21 and 23, 2021. These were the first funeral services organized by the MOD’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Center (JCCC) since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

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WWII Georgia veterinarian who witnessed German surrender honored by French government

Louis Graziano received the medal of the Legion of Honor from the hands of Consul General Vincent Hommeril on Friday September 17th. Photo: Consulate General of France in Atlanta A Georgia Veteran of World War II who participated in the Normandy landings and is considered the last living witness to the German surrender in Reims, France received the highest distinction ...

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Who is the inventor of the camera?

The camera was invented for thousands of years by many people who rely on each other’s work. Cameras are now tiny integral parts of many portable devices. However, the first cameras were large and took several hours to produce an image. 2 George Eastman marketed the original Brownie as an inexpensive mass market camera in 1900Credit: Getty – Contributor When ...

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Celebration of the centenary of the tomb | The American Legion

The Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is leading national efforts to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Sacred Crypts at Arlington National Cemetery. The company is holding events in multiple locations across the United States and France to honor the anniversary of the monument which came into being in 1921 due to the legislation of ...

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Obituary: Henry C. Adams – Portland Press Herald

Henry C. Adams CAP ELIZABETH – Henry C. Adams, 100, passed away peacefully at Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough surrounded by his family on Friday August 13, 2021. He lived a fulfilled life that embodied “the greatest generation.” Henry was born April 18, 1921, in Providence, RI, to Carroll E. and Dorothy French Adams. He grew up in Pawtucket, RI, ...

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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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Eight decades later, Couteau honored by the French government

After more than eight decades, the family of Don J. Couteau, a member of the Sac and Fox tribe, will receive in his name a French government Legion of Honor award at a ceremony on Wednesday near Stroud. Don J. Couteau and his brother Orville were teenagers when they enlisted in the United States Army at the start of World ...

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AP Top News at 2:39 a.m. EDT

Posted on Saturday July 10, 2021 | 9:00 p.m. Updated on Saturday July 10, 2021 | 23:39 “We need help”: Haiti’s interim leader calls for US troops PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Haiti’s interim government has called on the United States and the UN to deploy troops to protect key infrastructure as it attempts to stabilize the country and prepare for ...

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Le Pen against “Wokism”: the wars of social justice are reshaping France

Napoleon Bonaparte is arguably the most famous Frenchman who ever lived. But this year, as the country commemorates the bicentenary of his death, a heated controversy rages over the emperor’s legacy. Despite his glories, detractors point to the darker side of the ledger: Napoleon destroyed the republic founded after the French Revolution, killed hundreds of thousands of soldiers in a ...

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