Country Curtains

16 Dec 18
Uprootedpalestinians's Blog

December 16, 2018 by Denis A. Conroy for the Saker blog “The cause of laughter is simply the sudden perception of the incongruity between a concept and the real project”. Arthur Schopenhauer. The concept of Founding Fathers as distinct from Founding Mothers is a prime example of thought that might do more than merely titillate […]

16 Dec 18
anaussieintheworld2

Many people like to decorate themselves or their homes in red at Christmas. It’s a colour associated with warmth, bonhomie, merriment. Really, though, it was mostly adopted after the Coca Cola company chose to dress Santa in it in the 1930s for an ad. Truthfully, I can take it or leave it, as it’s not […]

16 Dec 18
The Commentary Gazette®

[1]The richest and the poorest here must stay, Each proud or humble maid must take her way; To Ishtar’s temple grand, a lofty shrine, With youth and beauty seek her aid divine. Some drive in covered chariots of gold, With courtly trains come to the temple old. With ribbons on their brows all take their […]

16 Dec 18
umvaishnavi

My grandfather used to speak of men in battle; howls of the injured soldiers fusing with war cries creating anthems of combat, vultures scouring septic corpses of warriors whose bodies lie on the borders they fight for: unrecognised. They say war is blind towards anything but patriotism; you can’t love your country in fear. My […]

16 Dec 18
Selina Xu

Author’s Note: Hello loves, I’m currently in the midst of my final papers (two down, one more to go!) — here’s the creative, futuristic piece that I submitted as my final paper yesterday for my History & Literature seminar on Speculative Fictions. The central conceit might seem speculative to some of you, might be eerily familiar to others. […]

16 Dec 18
News Archives Uk

FLOODS will hit the UK this week as a huge Atlantic deluge hit Iceland from the days after Storm Deirdre hit Britain with wind, snow and storms. The United Kingdom is just fleeing the clutches of Deirdre after 15 inches of snow, 80mph of wind and icy rain that was hammered in most parts of […]

16 Dec 18
The Scottish Sun
THE WORST of  Storm Deirdre is over after forecasters warned “danger to life” over the weekend. A “500 mile curtain of snow” hit the UK yesterday, with amber weather warnings issued across most of Scotland. The UK was covered in snow on what was predicted to be one of the busies Christmas shopping days of the year Today the Met Office has confirmed the worst of the weather is “out of the way” with only one yellow warning issued across the Northern Isles. Weather experts predict nine-metre high waves coming in from the south east are going to affect the Shetlands. Yesterday amber weather warnings were issued by the Met Office Drivers were urged to consider other forms of transport due to the dangerous conditions They added we should expect to hear the announcement of the end of Storm Deirdre by this afternoon. The fourth named storm of the season brought freezing rain, strong gales and snow to Scotland on Saturday. Some areas saw 50cm deep snow, and thousands of homes lost power. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks confirmed they restored power to 15,000 homes in North Scotland. Glasgow has some of ‘the worst drivers’ in Scotland, according to new data from the DVLA Today, they are working to reconnect 1,900 customers in Aberdeenshire and Perthshire. Emergency services across the country were left to deal with multiple traffic collisions caused by the icy conditions. Several crashed were reported on the motorway Yesterday drivers were urged to stay clear of busy roads as police rushed to a multi-vehicle smash up on the M74. But today Met Office metereologist Steven Keats said the weather is now “an improving picture” with only slight showers in the north and west of the country. “The worst of the weather is certainly out of the way now,” he said. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] “We should be out of the woods for warnings. “The main message is for a lot of places it’s a marked improvement. “If you were stuck inside yesterday you can dare to venture out.” [bc_video video_id=”5979669243001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”UK weather warnings ‘Danger to life’ as freezing rain and ‘500-mile SNOW curtain’ spark deadly black ice fears”] We pay for your stories and videos! Do you have a story or video for The Scottish Sun? Email us at scoop@thesun.co.uk or call 0141 420 5200  
16 Dec 18
Our Asian Adventure

Our original plan was to head on up to Nepal as our final destination of our six-month adventure. Back in October, however, we realised that we needed to plan our itinerary from Delhi and make a decision about whether to head north to Dehradun and Amritsar, or fly to Kathmandu. It was then that we […]

16 Dec 18
East Bay Times
There’s no need to cross the Bay Bridge and deal with holiday traffic in the city if you want to see a captivating production of “The Nutcracker.” Oakland Ballet presents the holiday favorite Dec. 22-23 at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway. This is the 47th year that Oakland Ballet has presented the story of a young girl, Marie, and her very special Christmas present — a nutcracker that magically becomes real and takes her on an adventure to the land of sweets and much more. Artistic Director Graham Lustig has reimagined the show, setting it in Vienna during the posh Edwardian era with an elegant art nouveau set and imaginative costumes by Emmy and Tony Award-winning designer Zach Brown. The Oakland Symphony, under the direction of Michael Morgan, returns to perform Tchaikovsky’s iconic score. The Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir also returns for the Snow Scene. One of the things I love about this production is how Oakland Ballet includes so many youngsters and even a few of their parents in the show. More than 40 young Bay Area dancers ages 7 to 17 will perform such roles as snowballs, mice, soldiers and candies, performing alongside the company’s professionals. Professional dancers this year include Seyong Kim, returning as the Nutcracker Prince for the third year with the part of Marie danced by Ramona Kelley, in her fifth year reprising the role. The Sugar Plum Fairy will be danced by Jackie McConnell with Thomas Panto in the role of her Cavalier. Both dancers performed the roles last season. By the time the curtain rises at the Paramount, the performers will be well versed in their roles having already performed in eight to 10 East Bay elementary schools. In addition, 2,500 free tickets will be distributed to Oakland and East Bay students to attend Production in Action, an in-theater educational performance Dec. 21 at the dress rehearsal. Performances at the Paramount take place Dec. 22 at 1 and 5 p.m. and Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. with the much-anticipated Sweet Dreams Parties for youngsters following the 1 p.m. performances. For the adults, a post-performance Encore Reception is available after the Dec. 22 evening show. For more information on the shows and special events, call 510-893-3132 or go to www.oaklandballet.org. Tickets are available online at www.ticketmaster.com or in person at the Paramount Theatre box office. El Cerrito: In a mere 60 minutes, Contra Costa Civic Theatre (at 951 Pomona Ave) transports you back to the Great War and a poignant experience as English, French and German soldiers stop killing one another for 24 hours and instead discover each other’s humanity. “All is Calm,” Peter Rothstein’s musical tribute to peace and understanding, begins with patriotic tunes as enthusiastic young English soldiers join the service. It follows them to the trenches surrounding No Man’s Land as they come to grips with the reality of war and then to the Christmas truce of 1914. Although not sanctioned by the British government, soldiers on both sides cease hostilities to bury their dead, sing Christmas carols and exchange small gifts before once again trying to kill each other. Using the words of actual soldiers and a selection of patriotic period tunes as well as traditional carols sung in English, German and French, Rothstein creates a powerful experience. The songs convey strong emotions of joy and sorrow not only because of the words but also due to the careful arrangements of Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach. For instance, a tenor’s youthful joy mixes with a more pessimistic bass voice and changes from a major to a minor key. Marilyn Langbehn perceptively directs her talented cast of 12 men, enhancing this rich story with her creative blocking, while Music Director Scarlett Hepworth helps the singers find the heart of each song, weaving lovely harmonies as well as discordant notes. If you are looking for a different entertainment experience this season, I highly recommend this wonderful production. Although we still haven’t learned the show’s message that if we could see each other as people, war would cease, it’s nice to think it still a possibility. This lovely show only runs through Dec. 22, and tickets are going fast. Call 510-524-9012 or go to www.ccct.org. Berkeley: Have you ever stood in a house and wondered what it looked like a century before and who inhabited the rooms you currently walk through? I know I have but not nearly to the extent that Tom Stoppard does in his almost-epic-length drama “Arcadia.” The action begins in 1809 on a country estate in England’s county of Derbyshire as Septimus Hodge (Max Forman-Mullin) tutors the young, precocious Thomasina (Amanda Ramos) before jumping ahead to the same estate in 1992. Here a garden historian (Jessma Evans) and a literature professor (Aaron Murphy) have persuaded the owners (Gabriel Christian and Gianna DiGregorio Rivera) to let them do research on the estate. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]As they try to discover whether Lord Byron was ever a guest, whether a duel was fought and why there is a hermitage on the grounds, the earth beneath them shifts as the playwright fluidly moves between the two centuries before bringing them into focus simultaneously. It’s a complex play full of fascinating characters and a dollop of sexual tension, not to mention the exploration of mathematics and the power of the human heart. Patrick Dooley masterfully directs his talented cast, which also includes Justin DuPuis (a riot as Ezra Chater), Dean Koya, Adam Niemann, Danielle O’Hare and David Sinaiko. Deanna L. Zibello designed a sumptuous set in the round to allow the action to easily move through time. Sarina Renteria’s lighting design signals the various time changes and enhances the mood of each. The gorgeous costumes are courtesy of Brooke Jennings. Kudos to Lynne Soffer for ensuring the correct dialects that could also be easily understood. “Arcadia” continues through Jan 6. at The Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave. in Berkeley. Call 510-841-6500 or go to www.shotgunplayers.org. Sally Hogarty can be reached at sallyhogarty@gmail.com. Search for “Curtain Calls” by Sally Hogarty at eastbaytimes.com to read more of her reviews online.
16 Dec 18
Whiplash Review

The rambling thoughts of a reviewer on the Cardiff/Wales arts scene in 2018. I’d just like to preface this lengthy article with a brief explanation. I’m not (and don’t pretend to be) a professional writer or reviewer. This page was started back in 2014 as a hobby, and since then I’ve written reviews about a […]

16 Dec 18
The Scottish Sun
FLOODS are set to hit Britain this week as a massive Atlantic deluge sweeps in from Iceland days after Storm Deirdre battered Britain with wind, snow and gales. The UK is just escaping from the clutches of Deirdre after 15 inches of snow, 80mph winds and freezing rain hammered most parts of the country. Rain will pelt the UK with up to 40mm of rain as a weather front sweeps in from the Atlantic After a spate of weather warnings, the remnants of Deirdre are finally departing towards Scandinavia today, but the brief reprieve today and tomorrow won’t last long. The rest of Sunday and Monday should bring mostly rain-free, bright but chilly conditions, but Brits shouldn’t pack their raincoats away quite yet. From Tuesday, a brutal weather front will sweep in from Iceland hammering the UK with up to 40mm (1.5in) rain and could cause localised flooding in areas where rivers are already close to spilling their banks. Met Office meteorologist Martin Bowles said the area of low pressure would be coming from Iceland in the North Atlantic in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Rain will be the main feature of a miserable Tuesday, as an area of low pressure batters Britain from the Atlantic “It will start in Northern Ireland and move across the west of the UK,” he told the Sun Online. “Over the 24-hour period 40mm rain is set to fall in Dumfries and Galloway as well as the moors of South West England and the hills of West Wales. “We could see flooding in Dumfries & Galloway in Scotland, as well as the Moors of south west England and hills of West Wales.” He added: “In areas where there’s already been lots of rain in the last 48 hours some of the rivers are very full.” [web_component id=”web-component-switch-craft” url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/components_static/switch-craft/switch-craft.55e72fa3.js?data_file%3Dswitch-craft-weather.json” src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fcomponents_static%2Fdata%2Fiframe-sc.html%3Fid%3Dweb-component-switch-craft%26script%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.thesun.co.uk%252Fcomponents_static%252Fswitch-craft%252Fswitch-craft.55e72fa3.js%253Fdata_file%253Dswitch-craft-weather.json”] Forecast for Tuesday at 6am – rain is set to sweep in across Northern Ireland and hammer the west of the UK By 3pm on Tuesday rain clouds are set to hover over much of South of England No flood alerts have yet been issued but this could change by Tuesday morning. Last week’s horrific conditions have caused nightmare driving conditions and “multiple crashes” after 15 inches of snow, 80mph winds and freezing rain hammered the isles. This morning, Police Scotland said there have already been several accidents on the M74, and warned motorists to avoid the “treacherous” A9. By Sunday morning the Met Office had lifted multiple Amber weather warnings across most of Scotland, Northern and Central England for freezing rain – a rare phenomenon where ice sheets known as black ice instantly form on road surfaces. There have already been several car crashes in Scotland after Storm Deirdre hit Police Scotland warning motorists to take extra care as freezing rain hits parts of Scotland creating treacherous driving conditions. There have been "multiple" crashes on the M74 between junction 15 Moffat and junction 17 Lockerbie. The A9 is also "treacherous" — LBC Breaking (@lbcbreaking) December 15, 2018 [bc_video video_id=”5979528681001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Brits set for ‘500-mile SNOW curtain’ on third weekend of December 2018 as -15C Baltic blizzards sweep in”] A fourth Amber warning for heavy snow and blizzards was also released yesterday for Scotland as areas barely reach temperatures past freezing but has also now been lifted. Ten yellow warnings were in place this weekend forecasting snow, strong winds and heavy rain to hit most regions of Scotland, Wales and the Yorkshire and Humber area. Chaotic travel conditions over the Christmas period will hit at a time when likely rain and ice could create havoc on the roads. There are 330 rail projects taking place over the festive period, while schools breaking up relatively late on Friday, December 21, will trigger the most congested getaway rush for years. Most of the UK is covered by weather warnings, with just the south east escaping Rain and snow has been sweeping across the country – and yet another nasty front is set to hit on Tuesday Superintendent Louise Blakelock, Deputy Head of Road Policing for Police Scotland, earlier issued a warning for drivers in Scotland – ones that apply to all drivers travelling in testing conditions. “Drivers of goods vehicles and buses should drive with extreme caution and be aware that you may be requested to park at a suitable position by the police,” she said. “If you are travelling on the roads you should ensure you and your vehicle are adequately prepared for the conditions, making sure you have sufficient fuel and supplies such as warm clothing, food and water in the event you are delayed for several hours. “Charge your mobile phone and plan your route as well as alternative routes.” Warnings for snow and ice have been released for the weekend Conditions should improve later on Sunday morning – but drivers are being warned to take care on the roads Motorists navigate difficult driving conditions as snow and freezing rain falls in Harwood in Teesdale, County Durham Parts of England have been in the grips of freezing temperatures, with max temperatures of 0.2C recorded in areas including Bingley in West Yorkshire and Pateley Bridge in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Temperatures in Cairngorm, about 1,245 metres above sea level in the eastern Highlands of Scotland, have also remained bitterly cold. Records taken on Saturday shows temperatures of -6.4C, with gusts of 119mph – making it feel like -23C. The bitterly cold weekend comes as sub-zero winds from Russia collide with a severe weather front heading east from the Atlantic. Snow falls in the Scottish Borders as Storm Deirdre hit the British Isles bringing plunging temperatures and treacherous traffic conditions Freezing rain has hit the central belt of the country, causing treacherous conditions on roads like the M62, the M6 and the M74. The heaviest snow fell in Scotland this weekend, with 1,500 gritters being deployed. Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said yesterday: “The band of rain, sleet and snow is crossing the UK and it is bringing significant amounts of snow in parts of Scotland and northern England.” He added that patches of frost and fog would also continue to plague the UK. [boxout headline=”A RARE PHENOMENON: WHAT IS FREEZING RAIN?”]Freezing rain is a type of liquid precipitation that falls as a supercooled water droplet until it strikes a cold surface, at which point it freezes almost instantly. It tends to start its life as snow, ice, sleet or hail, but passes through a layer of air that’s above 0 °C on the way down to the ground, melting into a liquid water droplet. If these droplets then fall through a zone of sub-zero air just above the ground, they become supercooled. When these supercooled droplets strike surfaces that are close to or below freezing, they freeze on impact forming a glaze of ice. It’s common across parts of the USA, for example, for weather systems to produce a lot of freezing rain. These are called ice storms, and if enough glaze collects on trees or power lines, the weight of the ice can cause them to break and collapse resulting in disruption on a large scale. The glaze is also slippery, which makes driving and walking almost impossible. The conditions needed for freezing rain to occur are quite specific and we don’t see them very often, making this phenomenon quite rare in the UK. Source: Met Office [/boxout] [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] The RAC is expecting breakdowns to soar above 7,000 per day while Network Rail has confirmed plans to use 34 de-icing trains in order to minimise disruption. The cold snap will ease off by Monday although bookies have slashed the odds of a White Christmas to 2/7. [bc_video video_id=”5976870644001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Rare footage of ‘ice pancakes’ phenomenon in the Scottish Highlands”]
16 Dec 18
The Sun
FLOODS are set to hit Britain this week as a massive Atlantic deluge sweeps in from Iceland days after Storm Deirdre battered Britain with wind, snow and gales. The UK is just escaping from the clutches of Deirdre after 15 inches of snow, 80mph winds and freezing rain hammered most parts of the country. Rain will pelt the UK with up to 40mm of rain as a weather front sweeps in from the Atlantic After a spate of weather warnings, the remnants of Deirdre are finally departing towards Scandinavia today, but the brief reprieve today and tomorrow won’t last long. The rest of Sunday and Monday should bring mostly rain-free, bright but chilly conditions, but Brits shouldn’t pack their raincoats away quite yet. From Tuesday, a brutal weather front will sweep in from Iceland hammering the UK with up to 40mm (1.5in) rain and could cause localised flooding in areas where rivers are already close to spilling their banks. Met Office meteorologist Martin Bowles said the area of low pressure would be coming from Iceland in the North Atlantic in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Rain will be the main feature of a miserable Tuesday, as an area of low pressure batters Britain from the Atlantic “It will start in Northern Ireland and move across the west of the UK,” he told the Sun Online. “Over the 24-hour period 40mm rain is set to fall in Dumfries and Galloway as well as the moors of South West England and the hills of West Wales. “We could see flooding in Dumfries & Galloway in Scotland, as well as the Moors of south west England and hills of West Wales.” He added: “In areas where there’s already been lots of rain in the last 48 hours some of the rivers are very full.” [web_component id=”web-component-switch-craft” url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/components_static/switch-craft/switch-craft.55e72fa3.js?data_file%3Dswitch-craft-weather.json” src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fcomponents_static%2Fdata%2Fiframe-sc.html%3Fid%3Dweb-component-switch-craft%26script%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.thesun.co.uk%252Fcomponents_static%252Fswitch-craft%252Fswitch-craft.55e72fa3.js%253Fdata_file%253Dswitch-craft-weather.json”] Forecast for Tuesday at 6am – rain is set to sweep in across Northern Ireland and hammer the west of the UK By 3pm on Tuesday rain clouds are set to hover over much of South of England No flood alerts have yet been issued but this could change by Tuesday morning. Last week’s horrific conditions have caused nightmare driving conditions and “multiple crashes” after 15 inches of snow, 80mph winds and freezing rain hammered the isles. This morning, Police Scotland said there have already been several accidents on the M74, and warned motorists to avoid the “treacherous” A9. By Sunday morning the Met Office had lifted multiple Amber weather warnings across most of Scotland, Northern and Central England for freezing rain – a rare phenomenon where ice sheets known as black ice instantly form on road surfaces. There have already been several car crashes in Scotland after Storm Deirdre hit Police Scotland warning motorists to take extra care as freezing rain hits parts of Scotland creating treacherous driving conditions. There have been "multiple" crashes on the M74 between junction 15 Moffat and junction 17 Lockerbie. The A9 is also "treacherous" — LBC Breaking (@lbcbreaking) December 15, 2018 [bc_video video_id=”5979528681001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Brits set for ‘500-mile SNOW curtain’ on third weekend of December 2018 as -15C Baltic blizzards sweep in”] A fourth Amber warning for heavy snow and blizzards was also released yesterday for Scotland as areas barely reach temperatures past freezing but has also now been lifted. Ten yellow warnings were in place this weekend forecasting snow, strong winds and heavy rain to hit most regions of Scotland, Wales and the Yorkshire and Humber area. Chaotic travel conditions over the Christmas period will hit at a time when likely rain and ice could create havoc on the roads. There are 330 rail projects taking place over the festive period, while schools breaking up relatively late on Friday, December 21, will trigger the most congested getaway rush for years. Most of the UK is covered by weather warnings, with just the south east escaping Rain and snow has been sweeping across the country – and yet another nasty front is set to hit on Tuesday Superintendent Louise Blakelock, Deputy Head of Road Policing for Police Scotland, earlier issued a warning for drivers in Scotland – ones that apply to all drivers travelling in testing conditions. “Drivers of goods vehicles and buses should drive with extreme caution and be aware that you may be requested to park at a suitable position by the police,” she said. “If you are travelling on the roads you should ensure you and your vehicle are adequately prepared for the conditions, making sure you have sufficient fuel and supplies such as warm clothing, food and water in the event you are delayed for several hours. “Charge your mobile phone and plan your route as well as alternative routes.” Warnings for snow and ice have been released for the weekend Conditions should improve later on Sunday morning – but drivers are being warned to take care on the roads Motorists navigate difficult driving conditions as snow and freezing rain falls in Harwood in Teesdale, County Durham Parts of England have been in the grips of freezing temperatures, with max temperatures of 0.2C recorded in areas including Bingley in West Yorkshire and Pateley Bridge in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Temperatures in Cairngorm, about 1,245 metres above sea level in the eastern Highlands of Scotland, have also remained bitterly cold. Records taken on Saturday shows temperatures of -6.4C, with gusts of 119mph – making it feel like -23C. The bitterly cold weekend comes as sub-zero winds from Russia collide with a severe weather front heading east from the Atlantic. Snow falls in the Scottish Borders as Storm Deirdre hit the British Isles bringing plunging temperatures and treacherous traffic conditions Freezing rain has hit the central belt of the country, causing treacherous conditions on roads like the M62, the M6 and the M74. The heaviest snow fell in Scotland this weekend, with 1,500 gritters being deployed. Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said yesterday: “The band of rain, sleet and snow is crossing the UK and it is bringing significant amounts of snow in parts of Scotland and northern England.” He added that patches of frost and fog would also continue to plague the UK. [boxout headline=”A RARE PHENOMENON: WHAT IS FREEZING RAIN?”]Freezing rain is a type of liquid precipitation that falls as a supercooled water droplet until it strikes a cold surface, at which point it freezes almost instantly. It tends to start its life as snow, ice, sleet or hail, but passes through a layer of air that’s above 0 °C on the way down to the ground, melting into a liquid water droplet. If these droplets then fall through a zone of sub-zero air just above the ground, they become supercooled. When these supercooled droplets strike surfaces that are close to or below freezing, they freeze on impact forming a glaze of ice. It’s common across parts of the USA, for example, for weather systems to produce a lot of freezing rain. These are called ice storms, and if enough glaze collects on trees or power lines, the weight of the ice can cause them to break and collapse resulting in disruption on a large scale. The glaze is also slippery, which makes driving and walking almost impossible. The conditions needed for freezing rain to occur are quite specific and we don’t see them very often, making this phenomenon quite rare in the UK. Source: Met Office [/boxout] [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”316″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] The RAC is expecting breakdowns to soar above 7,000 per day while Network Rail has confirmed plans to use 34 de-icing trains in order to minimise disruption. The cold snap will ease off by Monday although bookies have slashed the odds of a White Christmas to 2/7. [bc_video video_id=”5976870644001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Rare footage of ‘ice pancakes’ phenomenon in the Scottish Highlands”]
16 Dec 18
HUMAN WRONGS WATCH

Human Wrongs Watch By Marta Martinez in Cúcuta, Colombia* Years ago, the Colombian armed conflict left them with nothing. Today, displaced neighbours in Las Delicias are hosting more than 150 Venezuelans. |  Español   |  Français   |  عربي Yuvis and her children are among the 18 Venezuelans Graciela Sanchez hosts under her roof in Cúcuta, Colombia. © UNHCR/Fabio Cuttica 14 […]

16 Dec 18
News Archives Uk

It was a film, said Armando Iannucci, when he received a major European award, which was awarded by a Scottish and an Italian artist, who was mainly filmed in England, was fully funded by the French and carried out post-production in Belgium. The death of Stalin, who was awarded the Best Comedy of the Year […]

16 Dec 18
Megan Slayer and Wendi Zwaduk

Stray Cats by Megan Slayer Boxed Set M/F Paranormal, Contemporary 4 short stories in one Box Set Changeling Press   He’s got cat class and cat style — she’s got the flash. Together they’ll create magic. Hildegard’s given kittens to a few special young women, but her cats aren’t all they seem. Each skeptical owner […]

16 Dec 18
EDUCATIONAL

 preservation of educational resource Is defined as the set of procedures taken to prevent, stop, or neutralize deterioration of educational resource through the administration of: storage techniques and housing of materials, environment; security/prevention of theft; handling practices; as well as through user and staff education.  Replacement is a form of preservation, as is changing the […]