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Eur D' Cision 2020

"The 1808 concert included two symphonies, No. 5 and No. 6 ("Pastoral"), the Fourth Piano Concerto, two movements from the Mass in C, a concert aria for soprano and orchestra, an improvisation on the piano and, as a rousing finale, a hurriedly composed work that involved all the performers (pianist, singers, chorus and orchestra), the Choral Fantasy.

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The Manifestos

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"Manifestos force parties to come clean about what they promise to do.

Party manifestos have a quasi-constitutional importance. Under the Salisbury Convention of 1911, the House of Lords will not obstruct something included in the general election winning party's manifesto."

The Green Party of England and Wales will launch its election manifesto 'today'... The party is standing in 369 out of 650 seats in the UK."

What is in the Green Party's manifesto?

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A Trip to the Moon

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A Pocket Guide to the Moon :-)

""The 20th century is littered with epoch-making events. Many, including two catastrophic world wars and the Russian Revolution, are synonymous with violence and bloodshed.

But this was also a century of unprecedented scientific and technological progress, the crowning achievement of which came in 1969, at the end of that tumultuous decade, when Neil Armstrong took a small step for us all and in doing so left an indelible mark on human history..."

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Euro Vision 2019

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The Dark Arts :-

"Cumberbatch presents us with an intense, socially awkward, strategic mastermind with a gentle Durham accent and a penchant for hanging out in stationary cupboards at work...

Brexit: The Uncivil War (Channel 4, Monday at 21:00 GMT). It not only gives you a "from the horse's mouth" version of what happened, but also an insight into Cummings's immediate post-vote plan for Boris Johnson that is missing from the film.

Of course, it is impossible to tell the entire story in one TV movie."

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Protected Landscapes 2019

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"Among the main issues highlighted in the authority’s response to the review, being led by writer and ex-Government advisor Julian Glover, who visited the North York Moors in September, was the disparity between its  powers to look after the landscape and buildings and its impotence to protect wildlife.

An authority spokesman said: “The current contrast between our extensive and accepted powers under planning legislation and our lack of statutory powers to protect wildlife is extreme.

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'Knocking Shops'

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'Fed up with always being in the slow queue? '

"Perhaps Benjamin Franklin said it best, in 1748: "Remember that time is money." 

Whether it is lining up to pay for your groceries, making a bank transaction, or waiting for a table at a trendy restaurant, time costs money. As businesses become aware of the direct and indirect costs of waiting, they are looking at innovative ways to reduce these expenses by "designing out" queues...

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Net Neutrality

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Performing a rain dance?

"If you're trying to model an ice sheet, the single most important input is ice thickness," said Prof Jonathan Bamber. "Why's that? Because velocity is proportional to the fourth power of thickness. So differences in thickness make for huge differences in the velocity of the ice in our models; and to things like thermodynamics, because thick ice is warmer than thin ice, and so on," the Bristol University, UK, glaciologist told BBC News."

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