June 20, 2019

Honoring the Heroes of D-Day

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By Dr James Dobson Dear Friends, In October 2010, Shirley and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary by taking a long overdue trip to Europe. After visiting London and Paris for a few days, we boarded a train for Normandy, France, where a massive military invasion had occurred on June 6, 1944. Visiting that hallowed […]

What are dynamic paygates and does your news organization need them? Part 2

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By Giles Cross From Reuters Community In the second part of our paygates exploration, Paul Johnson, MPP CEO and co-founder, reveals how dynamic paygates, as part of smarter revenue management, could shake-up journalism for good. What is dynamic paygate technology? Our dynamic paywall functionalities, be that for metering, paywall, datawall, signwall or sharewall implementations, all utilize our […]

Destination of the week

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Best budget hotels in Lyon, France By Paige Bennett From EoroCheapo Often called the gastronomical capital of France and the birthplace of cinema, Lyon is a dream destination for those who love food, wine, medieval- and Renaissance-era architecture, art and, of course, cinema. Luckily for our fellow Cheapos, all of this excitement can be enjoyed affordably, because […]

On May 20th, the kilogram was no longer defined by a lump in France

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By Christine Fisher From engadget The long-anticipated change went into effect May 20th On May 20th, World Metrology Day, the scientific community officially changed the definition of the kilogram. For 130 years, the kilo has been defined by a physical cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy, known as Le Grand K and stored in a vault outside […]

How disaster in the Caribbean affected the community in Bristol [UK]

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By Jemal Toussaint and Georgia Edwards From the Bristol Cable 18 months on from Hurricane Maria, reflections on a community response on life in the diaspora. Georgia Edwards is a Cable Media Lab graduate. Diaspora: the dispersion or spread of any people from their original homeland. “Trees stripped of their bark, houses stripped of their roofs, cars tossed around like […]

Jewish graves desecrated near Strasbourg in eastern France

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From BBC Some 80 graves have been desecrated with swastikas at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, local officials say. The damage was discovered on Tuesday, ahead of nationwide marches against a rise in anti-Semitic attacks. It occurred at a cemetery in the village of Quatzenheim, on the night of Monday into Tuesday, town hall […]

The Monte-Carlo International Circus must stop using wild animals

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by Steve Williams From Care2 The Monte-Carlo International Circus has evolved over the years in many ways—except for its use of wild animals, and that has to end. Called ”the biggest circus festival in the world“, the Monte-Carlo International Circus is an annual event that runs at the Chapiteau de l’Espace Fontvieille in Monaco, this year […]

Translating cultures: French Caribbean history, literature and migration

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From British Library On 24 September 2018, the British Library welcomed a galaxy of leading specialists to a study dayaddressing the history, literature and arts of the French Caribbean and its diaspora. The day kicked off with a comparative overview of Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean colonisation and post-war migrations by keynote speaker Professor H. Adlai Murdoch. French […]

Severity of Alzheimer’s can vary by season

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From Newsmax The thinking ability of people with Alzheimer’s disease changes depending on the season, researchers report. These patients are better in the late summer and early fall than in the winter and spring, according to the analysis of data on nearly 3,400 Alzheimer’s patients in the United States, Canada and France. “There may be […]

Béziers train poster: French court clears controversial ad

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From BBC A French court has ruled that posters showing a woman tied to train tracks did not promote violence against women. The posters were put up around the town of Béziers last December to celebrate the arrival of high-speed TGV trains. They carried the caption: “With the TGV, she would have suffered less.” The […]