Posts Tagged ‘spring’

The Fleeting Beauty of Spring Ephemerals

Seek out these woodland wildflowers, the first blooms of the season, before they’re gone—then plant your own for next year Spring is moving north. One way we know that is to look at the early spring ephemeral wildflowers. These flowers are designed to leaf out, bloom, produce seeds, and then go dormant before the landscape […]

How Israel kept the Arab Spring from becoming the winter of its discontent

Ten years ago, in late 2010 and early 2011, the Arab world experienced a series of convulsions that tore apart the Middle East as we knew it. Starting in Tunisia, where a young fruit vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire to protest corruption and police abuse, angry demonstrations spread throughout the region. Some […]

Pope Announces Vaccine Selfies Can Now Be Turned In To Spring A Relative Out Of Purgatory

Pope Announces Vaccine Selfies Can Now Be Turned In To Spring A Relative Out Of Purgatory VATICAN—In an effort to encourage vaccination among faithful Catholics worldwide, Pope Francis has announced that for a limited time, vaccine selfies can be turned in to church authorities in exchange for springing one relative out of purgatory.  “Today I […]

A decade post-Arab Spring, Startup Nation program aims to build ‘Startup Region’

Youba Darif describes himself as an activist. But he hopes to be an entrepreneur. The 26-year-old Moroccan national spends his time working for civil organizations on a local and national level in his home country and throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Darif is also building an online platform for civic tourism […]

Miami imposes coronavirus curfew amid spring break chaos

Officials have imposed an emergency curfew for Miami Beach on Sunday, after hard-partying spring break crowds gathered by the thousands without masks or social distancing on Saturday night. The 8pm-6am curfew was taking effect Saturday night in South Beach, one of the nation’s top party spots. Footage showed partygoers crowding streets, with police firing pellets […]

Peach blossoms in early spring

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A Houthi Spring Of Unseen Activity

[embedded content] South Front March 2021 began with a mix indiscriminate air strikes by Saudi Arabia, of incredible Houthi activity, and calls for them to halt their attacks, which testifies to their efficacy. This new round of hostilities is a kind of common occurrence in the Middle East, as the standoff between Iran and the […]

Miami Beach Preps For Spring Break COVID Crackdown

In yet another great example of government efficiency, Miami Beach is prepping for a Spring Break Covid crackdown. Don’t check your calendar. Yes, it’s 2021.  It’s ironic, since last year – you know, before we even had vaccines and understood fully just how deadly (or not deadly) Covid was – Miami Beach was the go-to place to […]

Trump to attend RNC spring donor summit

Donald Trump has confirmed his attendance at the Republican National Committee’s upcoming spring donor retreat, | Pete Marovich/Getty Images Donald Trump has confirmed his attendance at the Republican National Committee’s upcoming spring donor retreat, as the former president reemerges following his departure from the White House. The private retreat is slated to take place April […]

Ye Xian, Chinese Cinderella At The Chinese New Year Spring Festival

February 12, is the celebration of the Chinese New Year Spring Festival . In ninth-century Chinese folklore, this is the festival where Ye Xian, the Chinese Cinderella, lost her slipper, and the rest is history.  The Cinderella story is a tale of serendipity and love – both of which are universal themes. These themes are […]

Lunar New Year 2021: Five things you may not know about the Spring Festival

China celebrates its Lunar New Year on Friday, marking the start of the Spring Festival, an 11-day public holiday. The occasion is also observed in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines as well as in Chinese communities in major cities across the world, not least in London’s West End, the biggest […]

The dream that became a nightmare: How hopes for Egypt’s Arab Spring uprising were crushed

E ven the most fervent supporters of the protests called for 25 January did not believe they could amount to much.   Newspaper editor Lina Attalah chose not to assign a reporter to cover the rallies in Cairo, assuming they would be cleared within minutes.   Human rights defender Mona Seif, who planned to attend […]

Egyptian exiles look back 10 years after Arab Spring protests

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Tunisian protesters revive ‘Arab Spring’ chant to demand government’s fall

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ARAB SPRING

The Arab Spring was designed to weaken Tunisia and its neighbours, In the Arab Spring countries, the number of people living below the poverty line has increased by 250% since 2011.  DECEMBER 25, 2011 THE ARAB SPRING CONSPIRACY Carla Bruni, in Marrakech. It’s Christmas 2011 and Carla Bruni, wife of Nicolas Sarkozy, is staying at […]

Britain Approves Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine, Eyes Spring Rollout

An employee shows the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Northwell Health’s Long Island Jewish Valley Stream hospital in New York, US, December 21, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Britain’s medical regulator on Friday approved Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for use, the health ministry said, adding that it had agreed to purchase an additional 10 million doses […]

Egypt’s fleeting Arab Spring: How to kill a revolution

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Why Israel is now delighted about the Arab Spring

Click the Pic Source The self-styled ‘only democracy in the Middle East’ was never comfortable with pro-democracy protests. But the autocratic counter-revolution that followed gave it new friends A Palestinian boy walks past a section of Israel’s separation wall and a billboard that reads in Arabic “The Arab Spring Coffee Shop” in the West Bank […]

Glanum, An Ancient Roman Town in France Renowned for Its Healing Spring

We are fortunate to have access to many ancient Roman cities throughout the vast regions they once ruled. Their ruins tell us a great deal about their gods, their hobbies, their lifestyle, and their politics. Glanum, an ancient site located near the picturesque town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, southern France, is a beautiful testament to their achievements. […]

The Brexit bonanza for Spain: Cottage industries spring up to help bewildered expats navigate new paperwork

Spain has the highest number of British residents of any EU country with at least 300,000 registered with authorities while many more are thought to live there without notifying the government usually for tax reasons. As the deadline of December 31 approaches when Britain departs the EU, companies are charging Britons huge sums to negotiate […]

The Arab Spring: Dumping dictators doesn’t make for a revolution

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Ten Years Since the Arab Spring

People chant slogans and hold banners as they take part in a protest, opposing the visit of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Tunis, Tunisia, November 27, 2018. Photo: REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi. On December 17, 2010, in a small provincial town in Tunisia, a young man named Muhammad Bouazizi set himself on fire in […]

Ten years on, anger grows in Tunisian town where Arab Spring began

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First ‘second gentleman’ will teach at Georgetown Law next spring

Jill Biden will also juggle her official role as first lady with teaching English at Northern Virginia Community College. This will be the first time in history that spouses of the president and vice president keep a day job. Both the first and second spouses typically carve out their own pet issues — as second […]

Why the Arab Spring never really arrived

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As town near Jerusalem expands, this Palestinian village could lose its spring

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Michigan State Police Trooper to be Retried in ATV Death Next Spring

Former Michigan State Police trooper Mark Bessner takes the stand and testifies in his own defense. He claimed self-defense as the reason for using his Taser on 15-year-old, who then crashed his four-wheeler and was killed in the accident. The preceeding took place in the fifth-floor courtroom of Judge Margaret M. Van Houten at Frank […]

Spring snowstorm dumps up to a foot of snow on central and northeast Wyoming

     A snowstorm dumped up to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow in northeast Wyoming, closing schools and causing hazardous travel conditions. Slick and hazardous driving conditions were common on many roads and highways, including stretches of Interstate 90, in the region Monday afternoon. The Gillette News Record reported that about 9 inches (23 centimeters) […]

Waiting for spring? New US warship trapped in icy Montreal waterway

The US Navy’s Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Little Rock has been behind schedule almost from the very beginning of its military duties. Its first journey to its home port at Mayport Naval Station in Florida from Buffalo, New York, where it was commissioned on December 16, was delayed three days due to the weather. […]

Heavy spring snowfall closes Lesotho border post near Matatiele, South Africa

© Armelle HalseWhile November is known to be a summer season with frequent rains to cool things down, snow has been spotted in Barkly East, Elliot, Swartberg KZN, Sani Pass, Sani Top, Lesotho, Matatiele, Clarens Free State, St Bernards Peak, Underberg, Himeville and Fouriesburg.      South Africa and Lesotho decided to close the Qasha’s Nek […]

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