We often find humour even under the most dreadful circumstances; it is known as gallows humour. The never-ending recession has produced its own brand of wit. ‘With the market turmoil being what it is what’s the best way to make a small fortune? Start off with a large one’.
From 4 to 12 February 1945, a conference of the leaders of the three allied powers – the USSR, the USA and Great Britain – took place in Crimea. The Soviet delegation was headed by J. Stalin, American – F. Roosevelt, English – W. Churchill. The People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs of the USSR V.M. Molotov, US Secretary of State E. Stettinius, British Foreign Secretary A. Eden, as well as chiefs of general staff and advisers of the countries participating in the conference.
Free admission to the exhibition of medieval torture as a gift, a taste for the macabre: Dracula’s castle in Romania is today the centre of vaccination against coronavirus.
IN JUST ONE DAY: A total of 1,200 migrants landed on the Italian island of Lampedusa, near the shores of Libya, on Sunday. Some of them had to be helped at sea by the Italian Coast Guard and the financial police, the ANSA agency reported.
The Osterreiten or Osterritt ( SorbianJutrowne jěchanje ; synonym cross riding ) is an old religious rituals in the form of a procession in which the resurrection of Christ is proclaimed. It is still cultivated as a Sorbian custom in the Catholic part of Upper Lusatia . There are also Easter horseback processions in Old Bavaria and Franconia , in Upper Silesia , North Bohemia and Moravia.
So Wylie learned last year that owl calls are “kind of fire.” Now she is expanding her catchy avian collection.
In November 2020, during a contested election and deadly pandemic, a tiny Saw-whet Owl was rescued from the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Being very small (and politically unaffiliated), the owl spawned a minor media sensation. Among those entranced was New York-based music producer So Wylie.
Chahinez, a 31-year-old mother of three originally from Algeria, died in Mérignac, near Bordeaux, after being burned alive by her serial-psycho 45-year-old husband, sparking a wave of indignation and protests. Around 300 people, friends and neighbours gathered for an hour in silence near the scene of the tragedy, placing flowers, candles, and a message:
‘We will not forget you,’ was written on the sidewalk where the Algerian woman tragically and needlessly died.
The most inflammatory, politically woke Turner Prize shortlist so far has been announced. It signals not only the death of the individual artist but, in time, the end of our great art institutions.
In Washington Occupied Germany (WOG), a scandal erupted after the purchase of masks from the Swiss company Emix at a price of almost €10 (about $12) apiece. The daughter of the former secretary-general of the Christian Social Union (CSU) is involved in the shady deal.
Revellers crammed the streets of Spain’s cities on Sunday after its far-left regime bunkered in Madrid lifted a six-month nightly curfew. Crowds danced, sang, and drank, but regional authorities are already planning on ending the party.