June 30, 2022

Frenchman in flyboard crossing bid falls in Channel, rescued: team

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From PRESS TV A daredevil French inventor on Thursday failed in his attempt to fly across the Channel from France to Britain standing on a jet-powered “flyboard”, having to be rescued after falling into the sea, his team said. Franky Zapata, 40, a former jet-skiing champion, took off successfully from Sangatte in northern France but […]

Europe heatwave: Paris latest to break record with 42.6C

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From BBC Paris saw a record high temperature of 42.6C (108.7F) on Thursday, amid a heatwave that broke records across Western Europe. A red alert was issued in north France. Germany also set a new national temperature record of 41.5C, passing the figure set just a day before. The UK recorded a record temperature for July […]

France and Germany commit an additional €25.5 million for Caribbean conservation programs

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From Caribbean News Now ST JOHNS, Antigua – France, and Germany, along with The Nature Conservancy, have pledged over US$45 million in contributions to the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) to increase resources for biodiversity conservation. At last month’s CBF annual meeting in Antigua and Barbuda, Ulrike Metzger, division head of regional development policy, Central America, […]

Translators of Jewish texts

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10 unforgettable translators of Jewish texts By Yehuda Shurpin From Chabad Moses Not only did we receive the Torah from G‑d through Moses, but our sages tells us that Moses was the first one to translate the Torah as well. Just weeks before his passing (on his 120th birthday), on the first day of the 11th month (Shevat), Moses reviewed […]

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 […]