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More than 50,000 starfish have been found dead after being washed ashore at a beautiful beach on the western coast of Ireland. The thousands of starfish formed a bizarre carpet at Lissadell beach in County Sligo on the Western Irish coast. So far, no one has been able to determine why the starfish died. Bill Crowe, […]
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, The top editor of a Danish celebrity weekly says his magazine will hit the streets this week with the topless photos of Britain’s likely future queen. Show Readers What The Photo’s Are About Kim Henningsen, editor in chief of Se & Hoer, says the pictures of Prince William’s wife Kate will […]
France beat the United States in the men’s 4×100-meter swimming relay on Sunday, with Michael Phelps and the United States taking a silver medal. The medal is the 17th for Phelps, and puts him one behind Larisa Latynina, a Soviet gymnast who earned nine golds, five silvers and four bronzes between 1956 […]
A London cabbie turns his taxi into a hotel-for-one during the Olympic Games. CNN’s Rosie Tomkins checks it out. Take the scarcity and expense of hotel accommodations in London this mix that with the missing revenue of London Cabbies (due to the restricted Olympic Lanes) and you would get something like a taxi-bed. One driver seen an opportunity while he […]
Is there a dress code for the medal stand at the Olympics? American swimmer Ryan Lochte wanted to wear his custom red, white and blue grill, which represents his country, on the medal stand after winning the 400 IM. But some IOC official informed him that wearing his bling would result in failure to […]
As to be expected, with an international gathering of this size, just hours before the opening ceremonies London was dealing with protesters. Taxi Drivers Protest Traffic Sanctions Imposed During the Games…. Cab drivers argue the traffic lanes — which are restricted to Olympic officials and athletes — should also be available to taxis. […]
When??I think about??happiness, it is not an image I see, though I know the ads that show perfectly matched children hugging their toys or an impeccable couple strolling on the beach at an exclusive resort or a silver-haired pair holding hands beside a golf cart.
The 1955 advert for the Magdalene laundry in Dublin, Ireland reads like a tear-jerking charity appeal: “The Superioress and Sisters of The Magdalen Asylum … very earnestly beg the support of the liberal and kind-hearted to help them with the upkeep of the Institution for 130 Poor Penitents, who receive a home within its walls.” But the reality for many of the “penitents” or repentant sinners living in these institutions was very different from the ad’s beneficent tone.
Ireland, which enriched the English language with the word boycott,* has invented a refinement of the term. The new word: fethardism, meaning to practice boycott along religious lines.When, eight years ago, Sean Michael Cloney, 22, a Roman Catholic farmer, married Sheila Kelly, 22, Protestant, in London, she made the usual agreement imposed by the Catholic Church on mixed marriages: the children would be brought up as Catholics