31 août 2009

Debate of 70th Anniversary

This from the Guardian, whilst I wait for a certain student to show up for class (Mjo, hurry up!)... The war? Nothing to do with Stalin, says Russia's president, Dmitry Medvedev Luke Harding in Moscow guardian.co.uk, Sunday 30 August 2009 20.30 BST Joseph Stalin. Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis It is a debate that has raged in European capitals ahead of the 70th anniversary on Tuesday of the beginning of the second world war on 1 September 1939. Who, apart from Hitler, was actually responsible for starting it? This... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2009

Mosha finds her feet

Wonderful story! Thank you, Daily Telegraph! Mosha the elephant gets prosthetic leg Mosha the elephant has been fitted with an prosthetic leg in Lampang, Thailand, after losing a limb when she stepped on a landmine. Mosha the elephant walks on her new prosthetic leg, at the FAE Elephant Hospital in Thailand Photo: BARCROFT She was rescued when she was seven-months-old and brought to the Friends of the Asian Elephant hospital where she became the first elephant in the world to be fitted with an artificial leg in 2007. ... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2009

What happened to the unicorn?

From Germaine Greer (what a fabulous journalist she is) writing for the Guardian: Unicorns have fascinated artists for centuries. But we've lost sight of their true meaning  Germaine Greer guardian.co.uk, Sunday 2 August 2009 22.30 BST Enigmatic … A detail from the La Dame à la Licorne tapestry. Photograph: Bridgeman Art Library At Camp Quest, the five-day "atheist summer camp" for children that ended on Friday, campers were challenged to prove that unicorns do not exist. It is to be hoped that the... [Lire la suite]
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