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The paradox of Paris

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The paradox of Paris

“It’s the eternal paradox of Paris: why is the world’s most charming metropolis also the most unfriendly? As the universal phrase goes, “I love Paris. I just hate Parisians.”

A British man’s view on the city of lights and its inhabitants. Interesting article that might help adding some opinions on top of usual stereotypes on parisians.

Written by Noé Cugny

May 7, 2013 at 7:16 pm

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Video: Explosion at Damascus, Syria

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A massive explosion hit a government military research facility and ammunition depot in Damascus, capital of Syria. The Syrian TV, owned by the government, blames the strike on Israel, who did confirm an airstrike on Syria yesterday, but the Syrian Free Army (rebels currently at war with the government) also claimed the attack. The word around twitter is that more explosions are happening at the moment in the area. Local reports also indicate the hearing of sounds of jets before the blast. Hezbollah are claiming a jet has been shot down, Israel hasn’t confirmed.

Some reports in Israel indicate that Syria will declare war in Israel tonight.

Here is a quick recap of the current situation in Syria, according to redditor felagund.

Written by Noé Cugny

May 5, 2013 at 1:51 am

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From Dogg To Lion

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Snoop Dogg has recently underwent a somewhat spiritual transformation within himself. This transformation made an impact on his career, music, style, and, most impressionably, his name. Snoop Dogg is now Snoop Lion, and he is a reggae star. His new album and documentary, Reincarnated, has a Bob Marley vibe to it and discusses issues in the world. His single, No Guns Allowed, takes the gun control issue to a whole different level. The song includes his daughter as well as rapper, Drake. Although Snoop Lion’s persona is completely changed, I think a turn-around album is the best thing for his career. Fans will be able to see and appreciate a different side of the young turned old rapper. The album and documentary will allow people to see the shift from young Snoop Dogg to older and wiser Snoop Lion as well as possibly connect with the career choices he has made. I encourage everyone to check out Reincarnated and get informed on social and political matters through the eyes of a role model.

Written by haleywalley

May 2, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Lil Wayne Makes A Lil Trip To Hospital

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The rapper, Lil Wayne, first paid a visit to the hospital in March due to several seizures that resulted in a stay at the ICU. Ever since he was released, he seemed to be doing fine. However, on the night of Tuesday, April 30th, Lil Wayne was admitted to Cedars-Sinai hospital due to another seizure. Are these seizures signifying an end to not just the rapper’s career but his life as well? We can only hope his health improves. Until then, Lil Wayne, maybe you should start making a lil more healthy decisions.
Read more at TMZ.

Written by haleywalley

May 2, 2013 at 2:19 pm

5 year-old boy kills younger sister

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Tuesday, in a Kentucky home, a 5 year-old boy was playing with his birthday present, a .22-caliber rifle, shot and killed his 2 year-old sister. The state is ruling it as an accident

For the full story visit: CNN

Written by annafrancis2013

May 2, 2013 at 8:12 am

Kriss Kross rapper dies at 34

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Chris Kelly was one half of the 1990s rap duo, Kriss Kross. He was found unresponsive in his home in Atlanta, GA on Wednesday. He was then taken to the Hospital and later pronounced dead. He was 34 years old.

To view full story go to CNN

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Kris Kross’ Chris Kelly, left, and Chris Smith reunited in February for a 20th anniversary concert for So So Def Records.

Written by annafrancis2013

May 2, 2013 at 7:56 am

Celtics stay alive against Knicks, 3-2

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Down 3-1 in a pivotal Eastern quarterfinals playoff matchup, the Boston Celtics rose to the occasion in their defeat over New York Knicks 92-86. Starting off in a deficit 11-0 in the first quarter, the Celtics  outscored the Knicks 45-28 and held a four-point lead at halftime.

Carmelo Anthony, the NBA’s league leader in first quarter scoring, came out shooting “lights out” in the first half but when the Knicks needed him the most, he could not deliver. Without Anthony’s deliverance, the Knicks went through a 2nd half slump in their ability to score.

As a result of the Knicks inability to score, the Celtics took advantage and capitalized on their opportunities. Without start point guard, Rajon Rondo, this required the Celtics other role players to play more of an active role in the offense. In doing so, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry combined for nearly fifty points to put the Celtics over the edge in a close but desperately needed win to keep their chances of winning a NBA championship alive. Jeff Green led all Celtic scorers with 18 points, Brandon Bass with 17 points, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce each with 16 points and Jason Terry pitching in 17 points of the bench.

The Celtics will need another combined team effort to get another win in the series like they did tonight. On Friday, the Celtics will play game 6 of the series in Boston. The Knicks will need the Anthony as well as its other role players to step up to the challenge. If the Celtics can get a win, they would tie the series 3-3.

All in all, no team in NBA history has rallied from a 3-0 deficit to come back to win the series, but Celtics have these plans on their mind.

 

Written by Wilton Jackson

May 2, 2013 at 6:47 am