четверг, 29 декабря 2011 г.

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понедельник, 26 сентября 2011 г.

среда, 22 июня 2011 г.

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суббота, 11 июня 2011 г.

Британия празднует День рождения королевы

Британия празднует День рождения королевы: "Великобритания в субботу отмечает День рождения королевы - не фактический, а официальный. Этот главный государственный праздник королевства традиционно проходится во вторую субботу июня. Днём Елизавета II примет в центре Лондона парад - красочное шествие под названием 'Церемония выноса знамени'."

воскресенье, 29 мая 2011 г.

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Беларусь будет представлена на международной туристической выставке World Travel Market 2011 (WTM 2011) в Лондоне. Об этом корреспонденту БЕЛТА сообщил начальник отдела маркетинга — туристско-информационного центра Национального агентства по туризму Владимир Янковенко. Читать дальше

суббота, 14 мая 2011 г.

Running Scared (Евровидение 2011 Азербайджан)

Come to me, come to me tonight
Oh God, I need you, anyway...
I just wanna be, be around you all the time
Oh God, I need you... Oh...

I'm running, I'm scared tonight
I'm running, I'm scared of life
I'm running, I'm scared of breathing
Cause I adore you...

I'm running, I'm scared tonight
I'm running, I'm scared of breathing
Cause I adore you...

Come to me, come to me a bit more
Oh God, I need you...
There's nothing left for me to say

So rest on me darling, stay forever more
Oh God, I need you... I need you

Oh, what I wouldn't give away...
To be your shelter and keep you safe… Oh…
Oh... Keep you safe...

Azerbaijan eurovision 2011 / Азербайджан евровидение 2011

EUROVISION 2011 - BELARUS - Anastasiya Vinnikova - I Love Belarus

суббота, 23 апреля 2011 г.

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пятница, 8 апреля 2011 г.

World Day of Knitting in public / Knit in public day

Knit in public today for some reason is considered indecent. And very few people looking at this process as a form of protest against the consumer goods, against the mass production is often faceless things.
Especially the massive interest in knitting has become in the U.S.. Modern American women knit in the subway cars, coffee shops, bookstores, and during lunch breaks.
In the U.S. there are whole knitting cafes, where young ladies for the favorite pastime with her friends spend a day!
Most of the knitting enthusiasts believe that the main thing - it is its therapeutic effect and the ability to communicate with friends who share this hobby.
Responding to the interest in knitting, well-known companies started to offer their services especially for knitters.
The railway company also organizes special Amtrak train for Knitting. Passengers are offered the session to share experiences with an experienced knitter and learning new knitting charts in the company of a fellow member of the craft.
And one of the book stores Barnes and Nobles in New York even hired a live model, and set them to knit in a shop window, promoting knitting and books devoted to this occupation.
In New York a few years ago, even opened a "Club of knitting men." Representatives of the stronger sex come here to drink beer, watch TV and ... a little tie in the warm company.

Even a celebration of World Day of Knitting in public! Around the world this day has been celebrated since 2005 on the second Saturday of June.

понедельник, 14 марта 2011 г.

March 17 – St. Partick’s Day

March 17 - Day of Remembrance for the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick (St. Patrick's Day). St. Patrick is said to have brought Christianity to the pagan island and drove all the snakes. In honor of St. Patrick's Day parade is arranged with songs and dances, Irish beer flows like water. March 17 - a holiday not only the Irish saint, but the Irish soul.

This festival has outgrown national borders and become a sort of an international day of Ireland. In various cities around the world - in New York, Buenos Aires, Melbourne, celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Bright processions, parades and gulyanbya people dressed in green (the national color of Ireland), visible everywhere where there are Irish. In a buttonhole on this day pass through the clover, the symbol of Ireland and good luck.
The name of St. Patrick's connected many legends, for example, that he with the help of three-sheeted clover to explain to people the concept of the Holy Trinity. "Just as the three leaves can grow from one stem, so God can be one in three persons" - that phrase has become the holy textbook.
In Ireland there is a tradition to attach to clothes shamrock, a symbol of the cross, the color of Catholicism, and the symbolic color of the most "emerald country." Traditionally, in the St. Patrick's Day parades are held. On the streets out people dressed in extravagant costumes, and also brass bands, which can not do without the famous bagpipes. Popular rumor says that this tradition was born in Ireland.

День Содружества Наций Day of the Commonwealth (Commonwealth Day) March 14

- An annual celebration of the 54 countries participating in the international community, the Commonwealth (until 1947 - British Commonwealth of Nations), an association of independent states, formerly part of the British Empire, recognize the British monarch as a symbol of a free union.
Commonwealth Day celebrated on the second Monday in March. Legal status of the Commonwealth of Nations defined the Statute of Westminster 1931 (updated in 1947). There is the Commonwealth Secretariat, an annual conference of the Commonwealth. In the UK in the government created the post of Minister of the Commonwealth.
In the Commonwealth of Nations includes the following states: Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Malaysia, Singapore, Cyprus, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago , Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Cameroon, Mozambique, Namibia, Malawi, Malta, Gambia, Botswana, Cape Verde, Lesotho, Barbados, Mauritius, Swaziland, Nauru, Tonga, Western Samoa, Fiji, Bangladesh, Bahamas, Grenada, Papua - New Guinea, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Dominica, St. Lucia, Kiribati, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Zimbabwe, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, Maldives, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Brunei, Vanuatu.

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St. Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day in Britain
St Valentine's Day is celebrated with gaiety, enthusiasm and charm in Britain. Just as in many other countries, people in Britain express love for their beloved on this day by presenting them flowers, cards, chocolates and other special gifts. Different regions of the country have their specific traditions to celebrate Valentine's Day but one uniform custom is the singing of special songs by children. These children are rewarded with gifts of candy, fruit or money. In some regions delectable Valentine buns are baked with caraway seeds, plums or raisins.

Penning of verses is another extremely popular tradition of Valentine's Day. Weeks before the festival tabloids and magazines publish sonnets and verses to commemorate St Valentine's Day. The custom owes its origin to the poets of Britain who have penned the majority of the best-loved romantic verses associated with Saint Valentine.

Valentine's Day in History
Customs associated with Valentine's Day had their origin in the popular belief held by people in Great Britain and France during 14th and 15th century that birds begin to mate on February 14, halfway through the month of February. Lovers, therefore found St Valentine's Day an appropriate time to send love letters and gifts to beloved. Romantic image of the festival was further established by English and French poets and litterateurs who drew parallel between mating of birds and St Valentine's Day. In the Paston Letters, Dame Elizabeth Brews writes thus about a match she hopes to make for her daughter (spelling modernize), addressing the favored suitor:

And, cousin mine, upon Monday is Saint Valentine's Day and every bird chooses himself a mate, and if it like you to come on Thursday night, and make provision that you may abide till then, I trust to God that ye shall speak to my husband and I shall pray that we may bring the matter to a conclusion.

Early Valentine's Day Tradition in Britain
Unmarried girls in Britain and Italy used to wake up before sunrise on Valentine's Day. They believed that the first man they see on Valentine's Day or someone who looks like him would marry them within a year. Girls, therefore, used to wake up early to stand by their window and wait for the man to pass. William Shakespeare, the famous English playwright, mentions this belief in Hamlet (1603). Ophelia, a woman in the play, sings:
Good morrow! 'Tis St. Valentine's Day
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your valentine!

Another popular belief held by people of Great Britain made women pin four bay leaves to the corners of their pillow and eat eggs with salt replacing the removed yokes on Valentine's Day eve. Unmarried girls to dream of their future husband followed the custom. Unmarried ladies also used to write their lover's names on paper and put them on clay balls that they would drop into the water. It was believed that whichever paper came up first, that man would be their future husband!

воскресенье, 2 января 2011 г.

Happy new year

Australia leaves under water / In the cities which have suffered from flooding crocodiles have come

Australia, January 02 (New Region, Anastas Smirnova) - In Australia there was a flooding largest over the last 50 years. Because of strong rains have in total suffered about 200 thousand persons. The flooding area has exceeded territory of France and Germany, together taken. The damage from elements is estimated in billions dollars, including loss of a crop and faults in mining industry work.

The queen of Great Britain became the great-grandmother
Arguments and the Facts, on December, 30th 2010, 18:16, 30 deck 2010, 18:16

The queen of Great Britain Elizabeth II congratulate on a birth of the first great-granddaughter. The girl - the daughter of its grandson of 33-year-old Peter Phillips and 32-year-old Canadian Otam Kelly. The pair has got married in 2008. Weight of the newborn - 3,8 kgs. On sorts which have taken place Gloucestershire in Royal hospital of a county, there was a father.

«The queen, the duke Edinburgh (the spouse of the queen), princess Anna, captain Mark Phillips (Peter Phillips's parents) and a family of Otam have been informed and have expressed pleasure in connection with a birth of the girl. As named the girl, it will be declared later», - it is told in the message of the press-service of the Buckingham palace. The girl became 12th in the British turn престолонаследия, informs RIA Novosti news agency.
The queen of Great Britain became the great-grandmother
Arguments and the Facts, on December, 30 2010th, 18:16,