A jaw-dropping story about a small-time con in amateur sports. There are strange, very strange people everywhere.
I’m glad that someone trustworthy confirmed this story. But I know a few people who seem like Litton. I think it would be better for my sanity if I could just shake my head and say to myself, “No way, nobody does that kind of thing.”
In reality: Yes, people do that kind of thing, all the time. And with no apparent justification whatsoever.
On August 13, 1961, the police and military of the GDR (East Germany) began building what they called an “anti-fascist protective rampart” along their national border with the enclave of West Berlin. West Berlin was not part of the FRG (West Germany), a legal technicality which indirectly fostered a vibrant and long-lived counterculture.
"It’s lawnmower racing and a Luxembourg team has just set the fastest lap in a 12-hour Le Mans-style lawnmower endurance race that took place in the UK last weekend. … an average speed of just over a massive 80km an hour" — wort.lu
"Especially German campers were drawn to the Grand Duchy, with an increase in bookings of over 40 percent. Luxembourg was most popular with travellers from Belgium (19 percent), the Netherlands (18 percent), Germany (12 percent) and France (10 percent)." - wort.lu
"The fantastical arch shapes of sandstone formations have long been thought to be sculpted by wind and rain. But a team of researchers has now found that the shapes are inherent to the rock itself." - R. Lovett at nature.com
"The event took place almost 100 years to the day after war began in Luxembourg. At around 7pm on the evening of August 1, German soldiers entered Luxembourg in Troisvierges. The soldiers retreated and returned the following day, the official start date of the invasion. They remained in Luxembourg for four years, using the country’s railways to the occupiers’ advantage." — wort.lu
"Once approved by a parliamentary commission, petitions are placed online where they can be signed by members of the public. Any petition to reach more than 4,500 signatures will be passed to a debate in parliament with MPs and supporters of the petition." - Wort.lu Two petitions have successfully passed this bar since the practice began earlier this year.
However, this also means that some construction workers will not be able to benefit from the annual collective leave, which starts on July 25 and sees most construction sites in the country lie vacant until August 17.
The test phase, managed by the Luxembourg Highways Agency, will last two years and will consider if the blue reflectors are successful in preventing animals from crossing roads at dusk and at night. — wort.lu
Please take a few moments to learn more about a harsh reality of American history from the Star-Tribune — a pause before we begin the justified and healthy celebration of our country’s story and ideals.
"Earlier this year, Switzerland voted in favor of a controversial plan to limit the number of foreigners allowed to immigrate… But the Swiss World Cup team is packed with foreign-born players." - Wall Street Journal
Luxembourg Party CSV responded to a “disgusting campaign” by British tabloid newspaper The Sun, against former Luxembourg Prime Minister (and candidate for European Commission President) Jean-Claude Juncker. And you thought American tabloid TV was bad… oh wait, The Sun is owned by Rupert Murdoch.
The last of the Navajo “Code Talkers” who used their native language as the basis of a cipher that confounded the Japanese military during World War II has died at age 93. Chester Nez, of Albuquerque, N.M., died Wednesday of kidney failure; he was the last of the original 29 U.S. Marine Code Talkers… Nez himself is the author of the book Code Talker. — npr.org
Here for the first time, a German manager confesses his company’s total dependence on Google. What publishers are experiencing today is a sign of things to come: We will soon all belong to Google. An open letter to Eric Schmidt.