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Wikipedia article of the day for May 29, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for May 29, 2018 is Snoring rail. The snoring rail (Aramidopsis plateni) is a large flightless rail. The only species of its genus, it is endemic to Indonesia, and is found in dense vegetation in wet areas of Sulawesi and nearby Buton. The rail has grey underparts, a white chin, brown wings and a rufous patch on the hindneck. The sexes are similar, but the female has a brighter neck patch and a differently coloured bill and iris. The typical call is the snoringRead More


Wikipedia article of the day for May 29, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for May 29, 2018 is Snoring rail. The snoring rail (Aramidopsis plateni) is a large flightless rail. The only species of its genus, it is endemic to Indonesia, and is found in dense vegetation in wet areas of Sulawesi and nearby Buton. The rail has grey underparts, a white chin, brown wings and a rufous patch on the hindneck. The sexes are similar, but the female has a brighter neck patch and a differently coloured bill and iris. The typical call is the snoringRead More


UGANDA: We are not here to build a strong opposition – FDC (what the ?????)

We Are Not Here to Build a Strong Opposition – FDC CHIMPREPORTS – Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) have revealed that they are not in politics to build a united opposition but rather to take power. Addressing the media at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, the party Deputy Secretary General, Harold Kaija said the party was never formed to organize and build a strong opposition. “I was voted by my people as the Deputy Secretary General to organize the party so as to take power and that is our cardinalRead More


LEARNING ENGLISH: Former Buddhist Monk uses sand to spread peace message – VIDEO, PICTURES

VOA LEARNING ENGLISH – The world has more sand than any one of us could ever imagine. One estimate says there are about seven quintillion, 500 quadrillion particles of sand on Earth. The number is so large that it is nearly uncountable. This makes sand an ideal material for creating spiritual images. Losang Samten is a Tibetan scholar and former Buddhist monk. He uses colored sand to build circular images called mandalas. Mandalas are filled with complex imagery. They have deep meaning in both Buddhism and Hinduism. The tradition ofRead More


CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC continues to slide into full-scale war

FILE – A United Nations peacekeeper stands among houses destroyed by violence in the abandoned village of Yade, Central African Republic, April 27, 2017. GENEVA (VOA) — The United Nations reports Central African Republic’s five-year-old civil war is intensifying and has now spread to practically all parts of the country, even to those areas in northern and central CAR that have been relatively stable. The U.N. says once safe areas, such as the capital Bangui and the country’s second city and commercial hub, Bambari, have become war zones. Aid agenciesRead More


Wikipedia article of the day for May 29, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for May 29, 2018 is Snoring rail. The snoring rail (Aramidopsis plateni) is a large flightless rail. The only species of its genus, it is endemic to Indonesia, and is found in dense vegetation in wet areas of Sulawesi and nearby Buton. The rail has grey underparts, a white chin, brown wings and a rufous patch on the hindneck. The sexes are similar, but the female has a brighter neck patch and a differently coloured bill and iris. The typical call is the snoringRead More


CANADA: Stratford Festival opening night theatre cancelled, evacuated

Stratford Festival opening night cancelled, theatre evacuated GLOBE AND MAIL – Opening night of the Stratford Festival’s 2018 season has been cancelled — and the Festival Theatre evacuated just half an hour before a performance of The Tempestwas set to begin. Ann Swerdfager, publicity director at the Stratford Festival, said Monday that the Stratford police had asked the festival to evacuate the building after an unspecified threat was received. Jackie Maxwell, former artistic director of the Shaw Festival, was at an opening night dinner in the theatre when, during dessert, sheRead More


LEARNING ENGLISH: Turkish Ambassador’s home has deep jazz roots – VIDEO, AUDIO

The Turkish ambassador’s home in Washington has deep jazz roots and was visited by several famous black musicians during segregation. (VOA)   VOA LEARNING ENGLISH – Washington D.C. is home to many embassies and diplomatic offices representing the nations of the world.Many ambassadors in Washington live in large, beautiful buildings with rich, interesting histories. One of them is home to Turkey’s ambassador, Serdar Kilic. It is called Everett House. It is in a neighborhood known for its many embassies and diplomatic buildings. The home was built in 1914 for aRead More


LEARNING ENGLISH: Benefits of eating together – AUDIO

In this 2014 photo, residents of Wuhan, a city in China’s Hubei province, share a meal during the Chinese Lunar New Year. The event is called “Ten Thousand Families Dinner.” (Photo Reuters) From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report.We all need to eat. So, meals could be a chance to stop what we’re doing and spend time with the people in our lives. But sometimes they are not. It does not matter if a person is married or single; is a parent or not; is workingRead More


UGANDA: Another school burnt down today May 28, 2018; Primary school (VIDEO)

Martha Leah Nangalama – This information is contained in the NTV video which was talking about the Baheesi MUBS fire in Bugolobi. The anchor says it was on the police Twitter handle. The school is Kamanya Primary School, Bunamwaya.  Just listen to that clip one more time and about halfway, the anchor mentions this school.  This makes it 2 schools in one day. And 2 Makerere University residences in 2 days. The reader is reminded that the story about fires of markets and schools with precise dates and locations is pinnedRead More