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Topic: fork over the dough
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:07:27 AM
To give something, especially money to someone, especially when you do not want to:
We had to fork over ten bucks to park near the stadium.
Hey, that's mine. Fork it over!
Topic: Birthday of Sun Yat-sen
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:02:53 AM
History of Sun Yat-sen’s Day in Taiwan

Sun Yat-sen was born on November 12, 1866, and was a Chinese revolutionary and political leader, sometimes referred to as the Father of the Nation. He was the first provisional president of the Republic of China in 1912, and today he remains a widely revered political figure in both mainland China and Taiwan.

Sun Yat-sen at the early age of 13 went to live in Honolulu with an older brother that by that time was a successful merchant. He studied English and was deeply influenced by his experience in Honolulu and American culture. When he returned home in 1883, he was troubled by the backward China that he found. He went on to study medicine and became a doctor. During and after the Qing dynasty, he was a leader within the Tiandihui, a secret society. He quit the medical practice and devoted his time to changing China.

He eventually went back to Hawaii where he founded the Revive China Society in 1894. In 1895 a failed coup led him into exile, during which he gathered funds for the revolutionary movement. In 1911, a military uprising at Wuchang led to the end of thousands of years of imperial rule in China. Sun Yat-sen returned from the United States, and on December 29, 1911, he was elected as provisional President of the Republic of China. He set January 1, 1912, as the first day of the first year of the Republic, which is the calendar that still today is followed in Taiwan.
Topic: Contempt is that which putteth an edge upon anger, as much or more than the hurt itself.
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:02:54 AM
“Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life...”

― Elizabeth Goudge, Green Dolphin Street
Topic: Grace Kelly (1929)
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:55:24 AM
Grace Patricia Kelly, Princess Grace of Monaco, Princesse Grace de Monaco

Grace Kelly, original name in full Grace Patricia Kelly, also called (from 1956) Princess Grace of Monaco or French Princesse Grace de Monaco, (born November 12, 1929, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.—died September 14, 1982, Monte Carlo, Monaco), American actress of films and television, known for her stately beauty and reserve. She starred in 11 motion pictures before abandoning a Hollywood career to marry Rainier III, prince de Monaco, in 1956.
Topic: Ramzi Yousef Found Guilty of Masterminding 1993 World Trade Center Bombing (1997)
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:46:24 AM
WRITTEN BY: Laura Lambert


Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, (born April 27, 1968, Kuwait), Kuwaiti-born militant who masterminded the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He was part of some of the most ambitious terrorist conspiracies discovered to date, including a thwarted plot to blow up 11 airliners over the Pacific Ocean.

Born in Kuwait to Pakistani and Palestinian parents, Yousef traveled to the United Kingdom to study electrical engineering and improve his English language skills. He returned to Kuwait after completing his education but left after the Iraqi invasion in 1990, eventually making his way to Afghanistan. There he received training in bomb-making and traveled abroad to work as a recruiter for the nascent al-Qaeda organization. He met with members of the Abu Sayyaf Group in the Philippines in an effort to establish a foothold in the region, and in September 1992 Yousef flew to New York City. There, he made contact with radical Egyptian-born cleric Omar Abdel Rahman, and Yousef gathered the personnel and material that he would need to execute his planned attack on the World Trade Center.

Over the subsequent months, Yousef and his confederates assembled an approximately 1,500-pound (680-kilogram) bomb. They placed it in a rented van, and on February 26, 1993, the bomb was detonated in an underground garage in the World Trade Center. Six people were killed and over 1,000 were injured in the attack, and that evening Yousef was on a flight bound for Pakistan. Yousef’s associates—Mohammad Salameh, Mahmud Abouhalima, Nidal Ayyad, and Ahmad Ajaj—were tried and convicted for their roles in the bombing.
Topic: Palio di Siena
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:35:54 AM
The Palio in Siena




What is the Palio?


The Palio is the most important event in Siena, taking place on July 2 and August 16 every year.

In the Palio, the various Sienese "contrade", or areas in which the city is divided, challenge each other in a passionate horse race in the heart of the city in the Piazza del Campo.

Originally, there were about fifty-nine "Contrade"; now only seventeen remain, ten of which take part in the historical pageant and in the race at each Palio (seven by right and three drawn by lots).


Topic: Defining Imperative Sentences
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:25:10 AM
An imperative sentence is a type of sentence that gives instructions or advice and expresses a command, an order, a direction, or a request. It is also known as a jussive or a directive. Depending upon its delivery, an imperative sentence may end with an exclamation mark or a period.
Topic: drowse
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:19:04 AM
Drowse
/draʊz/


Be half asleep; doze intermittently.
"He was beginning to drowse in his chair"


Synonyms :

doze
sleep (lightly)
nap
take a nap
catnap
take a siesta
rest
snooze
have a snooze
snatch/get forty winks
get some shut-eye
kip
have a kip
get some kip
catch some Zs
catch a few Zs
slumber
Topic: Up to (one's) neck in alligators
Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 5:40:01 AM
"The objective of all dedicated employees is to thoroughly analyze all situations, anticipate all problems prior to their occurrence, have answers for these problems, and move swiftly to solve these problems when called upon. However, when you are up to your Up to your neck in alligators, it is difficult to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp."
Topic: Polish Independence Day
Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 5:30:35 AM
Independence Day is an official public holiday in Poland, so schools, banks, government offices, and most private businesses are closed. There is a trade prohibition on public holidays in Poland. People intending to travel via public transport during public holidays must check with the public transit authorities on any changes to time schedules.

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