Wednesday, June 20, 2018

World Refugee Day June 20, 2018

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Celebrate World Refugee Day
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In a world where violence has forced hundreds of families to flee each day, the UN Refugee Agency believes now is the time to show world leaders that the global public stands with refugees, and it will launch its #WithRefugees petition on June 20th to send a message to governments that they must work together and do their fair share for refugees.

The #WithRefugees petition will be delivered to UN headquarters in New York ahead of the High-Level Meeting on Refugees and Migrants, scheduled for the 19th September. The petition asks governments to:

  • Ensure every refugee child gets an education.
  • Ensure every refugee family has somewhere safe to live.
  • Ensure every refugee can work or learn new skills to make a positive contribution to their community.
World Refugee Day has been marked on 20 June, ever since the UN General Assembly, on 4 December 2000, adopted resolution 55/76 where it noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, and that the Organization of African Unity (OAU) had agreed to have International Refugee Day coincide with Africa Refugee Day on 20 June.
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Many of Renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s peers in the 16th century were painting portraits or still lifes, but Arcimboldo had the bright idea of combining the two, creating an instantly recognizable style that inspired 20th century Surrealists.

Word of the Day

debonair 


Definition:(adjective) Having a sophisticated charm.
Synonyms:suave
Usage:Like other girls she had her dreams of a possible Prince Charming, young and handsome and debonair.

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Summer

Idiom of the Day

the mind's ear

 — The imaginative capability to create or recall sound within one's mind; the part of the mind that experiences imagined or recalled sound. (An allusion to the "mind's eye," which is likewise responsible for mental imagery.) 

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History

Gangster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel Murdered (1947)

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Infamous gangster Bugsy Siegel began his criminal career extorting peddlers in New York City and soon graduated to bootlegging, gambling schemes, and contract killing. In 1937, he was sent to develop rackets on the West Coast, which he did with much success. In 1945, he began building the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Originally budgeted at $1.5 million, the cost was driven to $6 million due to his skimming, angering his mob bosses. 

Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins, Mister Guitar (1924)

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Atkins got his first guitar by making a trade with his brother, and it was arguably the best deal he ever made. Although he struggled with shyness and suffered from severe asthma—he had to sleep sitting up and often fell asleep still holding his guitar—he became an accomplished guitarist and went on to release several hit records, develop a signature line of guitars, and help create country music's "Nashville sound." 

Eritrean Martyrs' Day

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Following its defeat of Ethiopian government forces in 1991 to establish national independence, Eritrea instituted an official holiday to pay tribute to those who died for the country's liberation. Many Eritreans observe Martyrs' Day by filing into mass mourning processions that conclude at the "Martyrs' Graveyards" located throughout the country. In 1997, the government opened the National Martyrs' Park outside the capital city, Asmara, and individuals arrive to pay their respects to the dead by finding names engraved on the National Martyrs' Monument.

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1782 - The U.S. Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States. 

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1837 - Queen Victoria ascended the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. 

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1863 - West Virginia became the 35th state to join the U.S. 

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1910 - Fanny Brice debuted in the New York production of the "Ziegfeld Follies". 

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1937 - W2XBS (later WCBS-TV) televised the first TV operetta. The work was the "Pirates of Penzance" by Gilbert and Sullivan. 

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1948 - "Toast of the Town" debuted on CBS-TV. The show was hosted by Ed Sullivan. 

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1950 - Willie Mays graduated from high school and immediately signed with the New York Giants. 

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1966 - The U.S. Open golf tournament was broadcast in color for the first time. 

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1967 - Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. The U.S.Supreme Court later overturned the conviction. 

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1969 - Jimi Hendrix earned the largest paycheck (to that time) for a single show when he earned $125,000 for a single set at the Newport Pop Festival in Northridge, CA. 


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DAILY SQU-EEK




If You Were Born Today, June 20
As gentle and likable as you are, there is a resolute part of you that is unmistakable. This combination of heart and courage almost guarantees success. You also have a strong belief in yourself, which helps to take you places, quietly, gracefully, and surely. Love and relationships are very important to you, and you will go to great lengths for a person you love. Famous people born today:
Singer-Songwriter Brian Wilson1942 Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriterand producer (Beach Boys), born in Inglewood, California

Singer Lionel Richie1949 Lionel Richie, American singer(Commodores, Hello, Penny Lover), born in Tuskegee, Alabama

Actor John Goodman1952 John Goodman, American actor (Dan Conner on Roseanne, Babe), born in St Louis, Missouri

Actress Nicole Kidman1967 Nicole Kidman, American actress (Dead Calm, The Hours), born in Honolulu, Hawaii


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READERS INFO
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1893 -
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2.
1975 - 
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The Steven Spielberg movie premiered.

Movie poster shows a woman in the ocean swimming to the right. Below her is a large shark, and only its head and open mouth with teeth can be seen. Within the image is the film's title and above it in a surrounding black background is the phrase "The most terrifying motion picture from the terrifying No. 1 best seller." The bottom of the image details the starring actors and lists credits and the MPAA rating.

3.
1890 - 
TODAY: The Picture of Dorian Gray is published (Lippincott's editor feared the story was indecent, and without Wilde's knowledge, deleted roughly five hundred words before publication.)




















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The Seasons

Cypress Trees
Cypress Trees is a polychrome-and-gold folding screen attributed to the Japanese painter Kanō Eitoku (1543–1590), one of the most prominent patriarchs of the Kanō school of Japanese painting. The painting dates to the Azuchi–Momoyama period. Now in Tokyo National Museum, it has been designated a National Treasure of Japan.


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Young Monk finds a perfect light source to read his book inside of his pagoda – Old Bagan, Burma Location: Old Bagan

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knit
thanks, Amber

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Flora

crochet
thanks, Rosa
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crochet
thanks, June
Patons Colorblock Top, XS/S
thanks, Sylvia



4 Salad Dressings¶¶¶¶¶

2/3 c. Sugar
1 t. Salt
1 t. Dry mustard*
1/3 c. Wine (or apple cider) vinegar
1 c. Salad oil
1 t. Celery seed**
¼ onion, finely grated

*1/4 Dijon for French Vinaigrette

**1 T. Poppy seed for Poppy Seed Dressing

Add  2/3 c. Ketchup for Catalina



Blenderize all and put in a hot sterile bottle.

With the recipe as is you will have what is very close to Fran's Celery Seed House Dressing that was so popular in Toronto for many years.

With the Dijon , you have a kid-friendly vinaigrette more in the French style, but use the wine vinegar.

If you like your Poppy Seed Dressing creamy, add ¼ c. mayonnaise before blenderizing.

For the Catalina (or Swiss Chalet's Chalet Dressing) , use the apple cider vinegar.
 
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Water (detail) 

CROCKPOT RECIPE
thanks, Frances
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Seated Figure of Summer,

SWEET (my favorite cookie recipe for years ... mmm)
thanks, Shelley

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ADULT COLORING


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Winter

CRAFTS

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Portrait of Eve

CHILDREN'S CORNER ... art
thanks, Kris
DIY Colorful shoelaces using Sharpie Markers

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Spring

PUZZLE

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Autumn

WORD SEARCH


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apace

calls
caprice
chain
choosy
cleat
clown
comic
craze
dairy
devote

endeavor
express
extra
exude

gory
grace
harms
hobby

mace
method

proof

rapid
reaper
request
shape
smart
spell
strap
strip
style
subscribe
swift
teal
tether
thrive

vogue

wise

zipper


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Arcimboldo took “reversible” pictures to a new level: Fruit Basket

SUDOKU ... medium



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The Four Elements

QUOTE
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The Greengrocer

Moonlighting! In the six months that he worked as a car salesman in Texas after his return from the moon, Buzz Aldrin did not sell a single car!-------------------- The black frogfish is able to swallow prey in one lightning-fast gulp, inhaling its food in just 6 milliseconds!-------------------- In 2010, a couple purchased the town of Wauconda, Washington, for just $360,000!

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo Herod

CLEVER
are you searching for hacks about knitting for beginners? or crochet for beginners? these yarn hacks are designed to make your yarn crafts, yarn storage & crochet projects so much easier. Find out how to choose yarn colours, how to match yarn colors before you start your crochet project & How to make yarn softer so you can save money. The post also contains a crochet hook sizes chart so you choose the right hook every time.

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EYE OPENER, Vintage
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Question: My wife and I inherited this chair from my father, who said it was a wedding present to his great-grandparents and that he thought the chair came over on a ship from England. It looks like maybe it is made out of oak. It is 29 inches high and 40 inches wide from the outside of each arm. The letters PAT.AT.FOR are carved in the hinges at the bottom of the back where it attaches to the seat. Can you help me with some history of this item? I will never sell it, but it would be nice to know something of its origin and value.
Answer: Rocking chairs have been popular since the early 1800s. Here, the rockers are attached to what is called a Morris chair, a large easy chair of the late 19th century. The style -- attributed to William Morris, an English artist, writer and designer -- features an adjustable back, and loose cushions form the seat and back that rest within a wooden frame. This oak Morris rocker was likely made in America, as such a relatively inexpensive item would not likely have warranted the cost of its owner shipping it from overseas. Comparable late-Victorian Morris chairs in nice condition generally sell at auction in the $100 to $200 range.
-- By Tom Hoepf, associate editor of Auction Central News

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