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The images look decades ahead of their time: color stills of 19th century scenes, sharp and beautifully rendered in earthy shades evoking the dry heat of their setting, North Africa. Not paintings, but not photographs like you and I know them today. Something in between and a treat for the eyes.
The Week
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The location The pretty port village of Marseillan "has an undeniable frisson of St Tropez", says The Guardian . Not the present-day "Riviera honeypot oozing bling, Eurotrash and traffic, but the serene isolated fishing village that first attracted artists and writers in the late 19th century, and then Bardot and the jet set in the 1950s." At its heart is a long, narrow harbour, which protrudes into the 17th-century streets. The waterfront is lined by bistros and pavement cafes, in which the staff are as stereotypically chic as the clientele. Marseillan is also the home of Noilly Prat, the original French vermouth. The factory, established by Louis Noilly and Claudius Prat in 1855, is open for tours and tastings from spring to autumn. Prices at La Baraqueete start from €252,000215,000) for apartments and €3.9m3.3m) for waterfront villas. Full details at la-baraquette.com Travel Overseas property
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In other words, it lies in the Atlantic Ocean beyond "the pillars of Hercules", the Strait of Gibraltar, at the mouth of the Mediterranean. "Yet it has never been found in the Atlantic, or anywhere else," says the website. Nevertheless, Plato's tale has inspired differing theories over the years about where Atlantis could be. "Pick a spot on the map and someone has said that Atlantis was there," Charles Orser, curator of history at the New York State Museum in Albany, told National Geographic . "Every place you can imagine." Could there be any truth in the story? "Few, if any, scientists think Atlantis actually existed," says National Geographic, especially since there is no record of the island in earlier texts. Ignatius Donnelly, a 19th-century writer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was said to be among the first people to take Plato's tale as fact.
Daily Mail - Football
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The France defender has yet to make his debut for Palace. Sam Allardyce's side had an extended break but cancelled their a warm weather camp in Dubai. They currently sit 19th in the league.
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Donald Trump had only just done with his now familiar attack on what he calls the fake news media when he broadcast some fake news of his own. In a diatribe against immigration and terrorism, he apparently invented an incident in Sweden on Friday night.
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Beijing Bulletin
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irst they targeted the statue of a 19th century colonialist, now anti-racism campaigners have their eyes set on the name of one of Britains oldest performance venues. Campaigners in Br
The Economist - United States
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LYNYRD SKYNYRD'S “Sweet Home Alabama” is a strange choice of song to open a rally of scientists. Written in 1973, the southern anthem was a response to Neil Young’s critique of the barbaric treatment of African-Americans in the South—it tells the Canadian songwriter to mind his own business. Ronnie Van Zant, the lead singer, addresses him directly, singing: “I hope Neil Young will remember, a southern man don't need him around anyhow”. On the afternoon of February 19th, in Boston’s Copley Square, hundreds of heads, adorned in the pink hats of the women’s marches that followed Donald Trump’s inauguration in January, bobbed along to the beat. Your blogger suspects that it was the “so blueAlabaman skies of the chorus, rather than issues of race, that the rally organisers were aiming to evoke. “We want to protect the people and places and things you love,” said Beka Economopoulos, one of the organisers, who works for The Natural History Museum, an activist group which is not a museum at all.
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All sorts of ideas, along with technologies, were telescoped into a matter of a few decades and suddenly by the end of the 19th century, the Middle East looked radically different from how it had looked at the beginning. Many people looking at this would say that is all very good and well, but we look to the Middle East now and what we see in some places is autocracy that looks suspiciously medieval, they will argue about the activities of the Islamic State as being barbaric and they will say if all this is true in the 19th century, what went wrong? What happened is that the high watermark of liberalism and what I would consider Enlightenment values in the Middle East really was about the beginning of the First World War.
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Welcome. Your account of Enlightenment in the Islamic world through the 19th century and into the 20th, will be to many people unknown. Why? The reason why it is unknown is partly because people will think natural ignorance in the west.
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President Donald Trump embraces several political stances important to his conservative evangelical base. This includes support for religious liberty legislation and exempting evangelicals from laws upholding lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual rights. However, Trump does not demonstrate any of the beliefs that have historically characterized evangelicalism. Unlike the majority of American evangelicals, he does not speak about the centrality of the Bible or, like Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, of being a born again Christian. Trump summarizes his faith by saying that he has a great relationship with God and that he has never committed any major sins. As a historian of American religion, I have studied a 19th-century movement known as New Thought. This movement has left a significant legacy . Could it also help us understand Trumps faith? What was New Thought all about? The New Thought movement was among the more notable movements that emerged in the 19th century to help people achieve a better understanding of divine mysteries, through the power of their thoughts.
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Filed for divorce, left him. During a six-weeks period, he bombarded me with texts and literally stalked me. Now I know what stalking is. And then, on the 19th of August, 2011, while I was in work, he came into my hairdresser's where I was working, with a sawn off shotgun, and shot me.
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Dry Tortugas is a chain of small islands about 113 kilometers (70 miles) west of Key West, Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico. To get there, national parks traveler Mikah Meyer took a sea plane from the southernmost city in the continental United States. Dry Tortugas National Park Part of the National Park Service, the 259 square-kilometer (100 square-mile) park is mostly open water with seven small islands, home to beautiful coral reefs, a vast assortment of bird and marine life, and a magnificent 19th-century fort. Watch video report: Mikah, who’s on a mission to visit all of the more than 400 NPS sites, says the journey to the remote islands was as much fun as his destination. Picturesque journey “It was really cool as we took off from Key West, first to be able to see the city of Key West … then to see all these really interesting different shades of blue.
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And then, on the 19th of August, 2011, while I was in work, he came into my hairdresser's where I was working, with a sawn off shotgun, and shot me. Experiences like that are shattering, according to Theresa May, who's asked ministers and experts to clarify laws that are applied unevenly across England and Wales.
Universe Today
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On July 4th, 2016, the Juno mission established orbit around Jupiter, becoming the second spacecraft in history to do so (after the Galileo probe ). Since then, the probe has been in a regular 53.4-day orbit (known as perijove), moving between the poles to avoid the worst of its radiation belts. Originally, Juno's mission scientists had been hoping to reduce its orbit to a 14-day cycle so the probe could make more passes to gather more data. To do this, Juno was scheduled for an engine burn on Oct. 19th, 2016, during its second perijovian maneuver. Unfortunately, a technical error prevented this from happening. Ever since, the mission team has been pouring over mission data to determine what went wrong and if they could conduct an engine burn at a later date. However, the mission team has now concluded that this won't be possible. The technical glitch which prevented the firing took place weeks before the engine burn was scheduled to take place, and was traced to two of the engines helium check valves.
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