This year, you can take part in turning on the Christmas lights on Paris Champs Elysees from your sofa
The city of Paris has had a bright idea for the festive lighting on its legendary street, the Champs Elysees. While the French capital is, like the rest of the country, currently in lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemic, it has decided that it won't just be a celebrity who launches its end-of-year festival of holiday lights; internet users worldwide will also be able to take part in the celebrations from home.One of the world's most famous shopping avenues is about to don its sparkling attire to celebrate the end of year. It is a Parisian tradition: every year, the City of Lights organizes a c...
New York to light Rockefeller Center Christmas tree despite pandemic
It's a Christmas spectacle that normally attracts thousands of people to one corner of New York. Every year all the lights of a massive Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center are turned on before crowds of people.When exactly the lights are supposed to go on this year in Manhattan and whether people are even allowed to show up to watch has not yet been announced.But the city's mayor says this Christmas tradition is going to go ahead this year - pandemic or no."We want that to be a great experience, especially in the middle of everything people are dealing with," said New York Mayor Bill de B...
11-year-old boy beats cancer — twice
DETROIT — There is a tradition in pediatric oncology centers across the country. When a child is done with cancer treatment, they can ring a ceremonious bell, surrounded by friends, family and hospital staff.On Friday afternoon, 11-year-old Pedro Martinez was able to ring that bell outside of Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit after twice beating cancer.Pedro was diagnosed in July 2017 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow and the most common type of cancer in children. After receiving chemotherapy, it seemed like Pedro was better until he relapsed in...
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Greatest upset in US elections
The visit to the cemetery on All Saints’ Day/All Souls’ Day, has been a beautiful tradition dating back to the Spanish era. It is our act of remembrance and homage to our dearly departed. But it is also a practice whose time has long been overtaken by the changes and developments in our society. For more than 20 years, I have advocated that we avoid the cemeteries at this time of the year and instead make our visit on special days of our loved ones. A few of my readers agreed with me. They thought it was a good idea but the practice continues to be observed by many.COVID-19 changed the way we ...
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Ubisoft Reveals Post-Launch Content For ‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’
It’s a tradition that Assassin’s Creed will have post-launch support for every game, ever since Assassin’s Creed II was released, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be no different. Ubisoft has released a video that showcased some of the content that will be available after launch. Some of it will be free, but the best content will require you to buy separately or with the Season Pass.The first expansion coming to Valhalla will be called “Wrath of the Druids” and will release in early Spring 2021. The DLC will see Eivor traveling to Ireland, where they must take on a Druid Cult and uncover the...
Looking back at France’s long tradition of caricature
French history teacher Samuel Paty was murdered on 16 October after showing two caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in a class about freedom of expression. In recent years, caricature in France has hit the headlines because of the irreverent cartoons of Charlie Hebdo and the 2015 terrorist attacks. But caricature has a long and colourful tradition in the country.The Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published a series of Prophet Mohammed cartoons in September 2005, which caused a global uproar. The French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo republished the cartoons in February the following year,...
Rivlin opens virtual sukkah for the last time as president
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin opened his sukkah for the last time during his term this year as a virtual event due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and limits on public gatherings, according to a press release from his office on Tuesday.Over 70,000 people took part in the event, titled “Science Games at the President’s Sukkah,” in an online broadcast on social media platforms. The opening of the president's sukkah at Beit HaNasi (the president's official residence) is a tradition of past presidents, where visitors would typically take part in the event in person for the Jewish holiday of ...
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The things they say:
"Godparents are a Christian tradition and I'm a Hindu and he's Jewish. It makes no sense really, but we're like, 'Christians really got this right. Godparents are a great tradition'. I was like, 'I'm not missing out on this!' He is the godparent to my daughter. We're just redefining what it means and right now it means he's in our pandemic pod, so he comes over all the time... It's been really nice to have his energy in the house." Mindy Kaling is enjoying hanging out with pal and The Office castmate B.J. Novak.©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
All The Factory’s A Stage
The Ramayana was written between the 7 and 4 century BCE, and its composition is traditionally ascribed to Valmiki. However, as shown in the previous essay, the Indian epic tradition has remained perennially contemporary ever since it first emerged. For instance, over the course of past several centuries, the Ramayana has been reinvented and repurposed in a range of different language and literary cultures across vast swathes of South and Southeast Asia. Even though Valmiki’s composition is the oldest known composition, it is not an ur-text by any means. Instead, as A.K. Ramanujan felicitously...
The New Inquiry
The lockdown Maison is filled with art, tradition and spirituality
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Maison & Objet has always moved with the times, lockdown included.