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Queen Elizabeth II becomes longest-reigning UK monarch

mercredi, septembre 9th, 2015

Queen greets crowds in Edinburgh

Cheering crowds have greeted the Queen in Edinburgh on the day she becomes Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

Bad weather delayed her arrival at Waverley Station, but the 89-year-old monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh have now set off on the new Borders Railway.

The Queen will have reigned for 63 years and seven months – calculated at 23,226 days, 16 hours and approximately 30 minutes at about 17:30 BST.

Read the rest of the article on the website of the BBC: click HERE.

Selma marchers say much remains to be done

dimanche, mars 8th, 2015

SELMA, Ala. — Fifty years after Alabama troopers savagely attacked demonstrators protesting discriminatory practices that kept black voters from the polls, thousands of people gathered here Sunday to mark the anniversary of the attack that shocked Americans and helped usher in the landmark Voting Rights of 1965.

Read the rest of the article on the website of USA Today: click HERE.

New York Braces for Blizzard Amid Warnings of Closings and Hazards

lundi, janvier 26th, 2015

2006: The snowiest storm in the city’s history.  Central Park reported 26.9 inches of snow.CreditFrances Roberts for The New York Times

Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Sunday that the storm approaching on Monday was likely to be one of the biggest to ever strike New York City, and he urged people to stay indoors to avoid powerful winds, low visibility and “treacherous” road conditions.

The National Weather Service, which issued a blizzard warning for the greater New York City area, forecast gusts of wind up to 50 miles per hour and snow accumulation of “at least one to two feet.”

But Mr. de Blasio said the storm could bring up to three feet of snow, beginning with flurries late Monday morning, and that the heaviest snowfall would probably come Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Read the rest of the article on the New York Times: click HERE.

Watch a video on NBC News: click on http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/nightly-news-netcast/nightly-news-with-brian-williams-full-broadcast-january-25-388976707895

Tower Of London marks WWI centenary with dramatic art installation

lundi, août 4th, 2014

 

Is the cold weather really causing Super Bowl ticket prices to fall?

mercredi, janvier 29th, 2014

Prices are plummeting ahead of the big game, which is set to be played in frigid temperatures.

Too cold for football?

Too cold for football? (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Titanic’s last great mystery is revealed

mercredi, janvier 22nd, 2014

The RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City.

The RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City.

It has been described as the Titanic’s last mystery, and involves one of the most tragic of all the tales connected to the sinking.

Two-year-old Loraine Allison, the daughter of Canadian entrepreneur Hudson Allison, was travelling on the liner with her family when it went down.

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Mrs. Bessie Waldo Allison (Daniels), Helen Loraine Allison and Hudson Trevor Allison.
Two-year-old Loraine Allison was travelling on the liner with her family when it went down. She was reported to have died with her parents, but no body was ever found. Credit: Tumblr

In the years that followed, though, a woman called Helen Kramer came forward claiming to be the child, and apparently was able to provide details thought to be known only to the family.

Read the rest of the story on the website of the National Post: click HERE.

You can read other articles on this story: HERE and also HERE.

Niagara Falls frozen by US chill

vendredi, janvier 10th, 2014

Click HERE to watch a video of the frozen falls on YouTube.

Facebook ‘dead and buried’ as teens switch to Snapchat and Whatsapp

lundi, décembre 30th, 2013

Read the article on the Independent: click HERE

Who are the real froggies?

dimanche, décembre 29th, 2013

Frogs’ legs may have been an English delicacy 8,000 years before France.

Did the British invent Frogs Legs? Archeologists accuse us of being secretly French

You can read different articles on the subjects:

– The Guardian: click HERE

– BBC: click HERE

– The Huffington Post: click HERE

– Comedy Central: click HERE.

The Toronto Icestorm

lundi, décembre 23rd, 2013