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Drift Away review – fatal error leaves cop all at sea

Xavier Beauvois’s tenderly drawn film sees a French policeman abandon all his certainties after a tragic misjudgment Xavier Beauvois is the actor-turned-director whose Of Gods and Men in 2010 is one of the great French movies of the 21st century; he also has the honour of a cameo, as himself, in the final series of the Netflix comedy Call My Agent. His new film is really intriguing, a film deeply rooted in a close-knit community, with excellent performances, a sophisticated control of narrative ...
Tags: Europe, Film, France, World news, Netflix, Culture, Normandy, Festivals, World cinema, Berlin Film Festival, Julien, Marie, Laurent, Elia Kazan, Maille, Xavier Beauvois


Bayeaux Tapestry Now Online!!!

Think of it as an early graphic novel, replete with action. . .  portents . . . slightly kooky characters. . . a dead (defunctus est) king and the English kingdom in dispute. Duke Harold believes that he is the inheritor of the kingdom...  Meanwhile, across the channel, William, Duke of Normandy, says he is the rightful heir (it's a long, complicated story and, remember, it was the winners who commissioned the tapestry.) William is building a navy . . . Tre...
Tags: Gardening, France, Normandy, William, Vikings, Harold, William Duke, Vicki Lane, Normans, Duke Harold, Seuss William


Europe shivers under massive cold snap

Associated Press PARIS — Workers at the Eiffel Tower used a blowtorch to melt the ice collecting on its surfaces and snow was blocking roads and halting trains and school buses Wednesday across northern France. Amid a European cold snap, areas in Normandy and Brittany unused to such icy conditions were closing highways for lack of snow-clearing equipment. In parts of the Paris region, local authorities halted school buses and urged parents to keep their children at home. Snow blanketed the Frenc...
Tags: Europe, News, France, Germany, Environment, Sport, World news, Prague, Britain, Soccer, Normandy, Paris, Belgium, Associated Press, Eiffel Tower, Brussels


Here's the full list of every Walmart in 22 states offering the COVID-19 vaccine

A Walmart Health center. Walmart Certain US Walmarts will begin distributing COVID-19 vaccines. Hundreds of locations across 22 states are approved for vaccination. The vaccines are available at no charge to people who meet state eligibility requirements. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Walmart will distribute COVID-19 vaccines as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination. The federal government will send 1 million vaccines per week to pha...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Minnesota, Colorado, California, Washington, Kentucky, Boston, US, Alabama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Walmart, Indiana, Walgreens


These are the real brothers who inspired 'Saving Private Ryan'

From left, Tom Hanks as Capt. John Miller and Matt Damon as Pvt. James Francis Ryan, in "Saving Private Ryan." CBS via Getty Images "Saving Private Ryan" has become one of most iconic war films ever made. The story is based on a real group of brothers who fought not just in Europe but around the world. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The 1998 movie "Saving Private Ryan" is one of the all-time great war movies. While much of the movie is a fictional account, the prem...
Tags: Europe, Utah, New York, Matt Damon, America, Trends, Tom Hanks, United States, Normandy, Preston, World War Ii, Burma, Cbs, Hitler, Paramount Pictures, Edward


The commander of a Navy was fired after trying to make a plaque for his crew with seized AK-47

US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman at Naval Station Norfolk, February 26, 2013. US Navy/PO2 Mark Martinez Cmdr. Frank Azzarello, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman, was relieved just days ahead of a scheduled change-of-command ceremony. The Navy says the removal was because of a "loss of confidence in his ability to command," but Azzarello's lawyer says the service sacked the commander over his plan to turn a rusty AK-47 assault rifle into ...
Tags: Google, Navy, US, Trends, Normandy, Middle East, US Navy, Sherman, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, U.S. Navy, Ak-47, Naval Station Norfolk, Azzarello, Greg Page, US Second Fleet, Parlatore


Rick Steves’ Europe: Binge Watch 9 Seasons of America’s Favorite Traveler Free Online

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD9b7mP6whk “People who are addicted to European travel, this is kind of a frustrating time for them,” says Rick Steves in a podcast interview with The New York Times‘ Sam Anderson from this past spring. He should know: since becoming a professional travel guide and educator in the late 1970s, Steves has harnessed his own European travel addiction to build a business empire. To his fellow Europhiles — and especially his fellow Europhile but monoglot Americ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Europe, England, Television, College, Germany, America, San Francisco, Atlantic, Normandy, New York Times, Italy, Slovenia, Seoul


More Americans have now died from COVID-19 than the number of US troops killed during World War II

American reinforcements arriving on the beaches of Normandy from a Coast Guard landing barge into the surf on the French coast on June 23, 1944, during World War II. US COAST GUARD/AP The US military saw 405,399 deaths during World War II, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths has surpassed that grim milestone. As of Wednesday, 405,400 American coronavirus deaths had been reported. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Normandy, World War Ii, World Health Organization, National Security Council, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Johns Hopkins


All US special operators train for combat diving, but Navy SEALs take it to another level

Navy SEALs. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jayme Pastoric Special-operations units from each US military service branch train to conduct combat diving as a part of their missions. Navy SEALs take that capability further, however, practicing not only to travel through the water but to conduct underwater missions as well. With the military refocusing for a potential conflict in the vast Pacific region, that diving capability is taking on new importance. Visit B...
Tags: Navy, Washington, Navy Seals, China, US, International, Los Angeles, Trends, Normandy, Army, Marine Corps, Philadelphia, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, US Navy, Panama City


Pauline at the Beach: sex and fraught romance under the hot French sun

A languorous summer greets the teenage protagonist of this bittersweet 1983 film – a perfect entry point to the work of director Éric RohmerIn the films of late New Wave director Éric Rohmer, the summer holiday is a site for unmet desires, moral crises and inertia. His young, confused creations live in the languorous space where personal ethics slip and loneliness and listlessness are magnified under the hot sun. With endless leisure time stretched out before them, they stare into the void or en...
Tags: Europe, Film, France, Australia news, Culture, Television & radio, Normandy, TV streaming, Marion, Pauline, Stan, Eric Rohmer, Arielle Dombasle, Rohmer, Pauline Amanda Langlet, Pierre Pascal Greggory


Billionaire Ron Burkle buys Michael Jackson’s Neverland estate

Ron Burkle, seen here riding along the victory parade route for the Pittsburgh Penguins on June 15, 2016, has paid $22 million for the late pop star Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. (File photo by The Associated Press/Keith Srakocic) This Dec. 2004 photo shows the entrance to pop star Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in Santa Ynez, Calif. (File photo by AP/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The train station at Neverland Ranch, re-named Sycamore Valley...
Tags: Business, News, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Normandy, Paul Mccartney, Bob, Santa Barbara County, Jackson, Peter Pan, Michael Jackson, Wall Street Journal, National Hockey League, Palm Springs, Frank Lloyd Wright


our crisis in network leadership

This pandemic has become a crisis in network leadership. Last June, I wrote — our wake-up call On 6 June 1944 the First Canadian Army landed at Normandy. It had never been tested in battle as a formation. The complications of drills in England had been replaced by the complexity of war and the chaos of battle. By the end of August, two brigade commanders and five commanding officers had been removed as they were deemed unsuitable. “[In Normandy] There still remained, however, that proportion of ...
Tags: England, Leadership, Normandy, eLearning, Robert, Canadian Army, New Brunswick Canada, First Canadian Army


Dash Systems raises $8M for precision-airdrops-as-a-service at distant or disaster-stricken destinations

Now more than ever both the importance and limitations of the global delivery infrastructure are on full display. But while Amazon and others try to speed up last mile delivery using drones, Dash Systems hopes to expedite the middle mile — with military-inspired airdrops putting pallets of parcels down at their penultimate destinations, even in the most inaccessible of locations. Air-based delivery generally consists of four steps. First, an item is taken from the warehouse to the airport. Secon...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Los Angeles, Tech, UPS, Alaska, Normandy, Air, Sfo, Fedex, Miller, San Juan, Anchorage, Petaluma, IFILL, Bryan Miller


Dash Systems raises $8M for precision-airdrops-as-a-service at distant and disaster stricken destinations

Now more than ever both the importance and limitations of the global delivery infrastructure are on full display. But while Amazon and others try to speed up last mile delivery using drones, Dash Systems hopes to expedite the middle mile — with military-inspired airdrops putting pallets of parcels down at their penultimate destinations, even in the most inaccessible of locations. Air-based delivery generally consists of four steps. First, an item is taken from the warehouse to the airport. Secon...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Los Angeles, Tech, UPS, Alaska, Normandy, Air, Sfo, Fedex, Miller, San Juan, Anchorage, Petaluma, IFILL, Bryan Miller


French fishermen are threatening to blockade English ships after the UK threatened them with gunboats after Brexit

Flares are fired from the deck of fishing boats as a flotilla of boats head out of Whitstable harbour as fishermen take part in a nationwide protest against the Brexit transition deal European fishermen are threatening to block the Port of Calais in the event of a no-deal Brexit. EU countries would lose access to British fishing waters if negotiators fail to strike a trade agreement. French, Belgian, and Dutch fishermen would react by preventing ferries carrying British goods from docking...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, News, Trends, Eu, European Union, Britain, Normandy, Delta, Royal Navy, Belgium, Fishing, Holland, Boris Johnson, Calais


More Americans have now died from COVID-19 than the number of US soldiers killed in battle during World War II

American reinforcements, arrive on the beaches of Normandy from a Coast Guard landing barge into the surf on the French coast on June 23, 1944 during World War II. US COAST GUARD/AP The US saw 291,557 battle deaths during World War II, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths has surpassed that grim milestone. As of Thursday, 291,754 Americans have now died of this disease.  This means more Americans have died from COVID-19 than the num...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, US, Trends, United States, Normandy, World War Ii, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Coast Guard, Pelosi, Johns Hopkins University, Pandemic, John Haltiwanger


cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine: le Tour de France de l'Architecture

On March 2020, France enter into lockdown to slow covid-19. Moving around is forbidden. Shops, restaurants close their doors, as do the museum... We can't go to see Mona Lisa at the Louvre or a Van Gogh at the Orsay museum, nor the scale model to Mont Saint-Michel at the "cité de l'architecture". But Mont Saint-Michel itself quite different to the Mona Lisa. Isn't in a museum. It's in Normandy in France! So we invited the French to go and seat for themselves during the lockdow...
Tags: France, Advertising, Normandy, Van Gogh, Mont Saint Michel, Michel


Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. NSRLP 2. Erin Cowling 3. First Reference 4. Condo Adviser 5. Double Aspect NSRLP The License Appeal Tribunal is Unfair to Self-Represented Litigants You’ve finally saved enough and...
Tags: Law, Canada, Normandy, Ontario, Federal Court, Ontario Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Sewell, AMEE, Monday’s Mix, La Rose, NSRLP, License Appeal Tribunal, Erin Cowling, Tarion, Tarion Warranty Corporation Tarion


Dispatch 32: Flat Screen Riots, The Virus -- the ECONOMY

Some quick, unedited thoughts. Much going on here so making this fast: You may have noticed the latest Flat Screen Riots in Philadelphia, New York, on the West Coast, and Here-and-There. Messages coming to me from media, "Are you in Philly yet?" No. I am a serious war correspondent and analyst, not an adrenaline photographer. My credentials do not hang on walls but in historical notes. Proven year-by-year with accurate assessments. Results of hard work and calling the ball no matter where ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Featured, China, India, America, Spain, Thailand, Military, Washington Dc, Normandy, University of Florida, West Coast, Philly, State, Fauci, Philadelphia New York


On the same page: Harlequin, harlots, and all, all, all

The post for August 26, 2020 was called “Harlequin’s Environment.” Two more essays followed, and ever since I have been meaning to return to the buffoon’s dictionary page, especially because in that post I misspelt the Dutch word for “harp” (my apologies and thanks to our correspondent who spotted my wrong form). Those who have read the entire series will remember that, though harlequin is still believed to be a word of “disputable” origin (the epithet in quotes means that the dictionary maker h...
Tags: Books, England, France, America, University, United States, Normandy, William, Shakespeare, Berkeley, Duke, Western Europe, Clark, Hubbard, Dukes, Heer


Stuart King obituary

In the aftermath of the second world war, my friend Stuart King, who has died aged 98, believed that aircraft could be used for peace rather than war. As an RAF engineer he was able to put that belief into practice by helping to create Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), a Christian missionary organisation that also acts as a humanitarian air service, flying life-saving supplies into countries that need them.Stuart was born in Wandsworth, south London, to Alfred Sendall-King, a telephone engineer...
Tags: London, Africa, Normandy, Air transport, Christianity, Sudan, Raf, Cardiff, Stuart, Wandsworth, Mission Aviation Fellowship MAF, Stuart King, Alfred Sendall King, Hetty White, Cardiff Technical College, University of Wales Enrolling


Harlequin’s black mask

This is the conclusion of the sequence begun three weeks ago: see the post for September 2, 2020. Last week’s gleanings delayed the climax.In 1937, Hermann M. Flasdieck, an outstanding German philologist, brought out a book on Harlequin. It first appeared as a long article (125 pages) in the periodical Anglia, which he edited. Perhaps I may digress for a moment and say that, though the names of several outstanding students of language and literature are familiar even to non-specialists, other re...
Tags: Books, France, Pandora, Normandy, Italy, Walter, Webster, Malone, Odin, Valhalla, Grimms, Tacitus, Harlequin, Vitalis, Skeat, Jacob Grimm


76 years ago, the Allies launched the largest airborne attack ever — here's how it all went wrong

Allied paratroopers before taking off for Operation Market Garden, September 17, 1944. (AP Photo/British Official Photograph) By the end of summer 1944, the Allies had a foothold in Nazi-occupied Europe and were looking for a way to end the war. Allied planners devised an ambitious plan to parachute into the Netherlands and sweep across the Rhine River into Germany. But Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation in history, came up short, leaving the Allies to find another way...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, International, Trends, Britain, Normandy, Netherlands, World War Ii, Holland, Nazi, Montgomery, Rhine, Eindhoven, Allies, Bailey


Sunday Firesides: You Know You’ve Found Your Purpose When . . .

When Ed Pepping, a combat medic with E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne — the famous “Band of Brothers” — parachuted into Normandy in the early hours of June 6, 1944, he came in too fast, landed backward, and suffered a concussion and three cracked vertebrae. Separated from his unit, Pepping spent the next day trying to reunite with Easy Company and aiding the wounded he encountered along the way. As he navigated a firefight in Carentan, he took a piece of shrapnel in the leg and woke up...
Tags: Life, America, Normandy, Reich, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, A Man's Life, Easy Company, Carentan, Sunday Firesides, Ed Pepping, E Company 506th Regiment 101st Airborne


"Keep Calm and Carry On" Was Never Released

The original "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster was never produced during World War II, as it was to only be released if the Germans actually invaded the U.K. Since the Americans showed up with troops, tanks, guns, bombs, ships, and a nearly endless supply of airplanes, the German invasion of the U.K. never occurred. Instead, the Americans and the Brits (with a little help from Canada, the free French, and the Australians), landed in Normandy and rewrote world history. Fro...
Tags: Pets, Canada, Normandy, PBurns, Terrierman


Jonathan Nossiter Strikes a Chord With Prophetic ‘Last Words’ in Deauville

Jonathan Nossiter, one of the few American directors who was able to attend the Deauville Film Festival this year, didn’t make the trip for the Normandy seaside red carpet. He intended to shake people up with “Last Words,” a post-apocalyptic film set in 2086 which seems eerily prophetic. Competing in Deauville, “Last Words” was part […]
Tags: News, Global, Normandy, Markets & Festivals, Deauville, Last Words, Deauville Film Festival, Jonathan Nossiter


'We only have one truly sacred obligation': Biden hits back at Trump for reportedly calling dead US troops 'losers'

Joe Biden and Donald Trump Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden issued a statement Thursday in response to President Trump's reported comment that soldiers who died in World War I were "losers." Earlier in the day, The Atlantic published a story claiming that Trump made the remark during a visit to France. "If the revelations in today's Atlantic article are true, then they are yet another marker of how deeply President Trump and I disagree about the role o...
Tags: Politics, News, France, White House, Iraq, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Atlantic, United States, Normandy, The Atlantic, Breaking News, John Mccain


'We only have one truly sacred obligation': Biden goes on attack after report says Trump called dead US troops 'losers'

Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images The Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, issued a statement Thursday in response to a report that said President Donald Trump described US troops who died in World War I as "losers." The Atlantic published the article earlier Thursday, in which multiple unnamed sources described private comments they said Trump made during a visit to France. "If the revelations in today's Atlantic article are true, then they are yet another ma...
Tags: Politics, News, France, White House, Iraq, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Atlantic, United States, Normandy, The Atlantic, Breaking News, John Mccain


World War II veteran will fly again to mark 75th anniversary of war’s end

He will fly again. He will feel the rattle of the old C-53 engine and the thrill of those propellers cutting through the air. His memory will drift to days that weren’t so sweet. He said he’s flown dozens of times since the war, but this time will have special meaning. At 96 years old, who knows how many more times Pat Hofferbert will be airborne? On Wednesday, Sept. 2, Hofferbert will be a passenger on the “Victory Flight” to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Japanese surrender which ende...
Tags: News, Australia, Los Angeles, Sport, Indianapolis, Soccer, United States, Philippines, Normandy, World War Ii, Long Beach, Harry, Pacific, Southern California, Pat, Rosie


Tyl Destoop

Originally from Belgium, Tyl Destoop is a watercolor painter living in the Normandy region of France. Destoop has a pleasantly free rendering style, matched with solid draftsmanship and compositional skills. I particularly enjoy his urban scenes. His website offers a selection of his paintings, most of which are available for purchase. You can find more on his pages on SaatchiArt and FineArtAmerica. Destoop’s YouTube channel offers a number of demonstration and process videos.  
Tags: Art, France, Normandy, Gallery And Museum Art, Vision and Optics, Tyl Destoop, Belgium Tyl Destoop, Destoop, SaatchiArt