Almanac – 18 August 2010 – Wednesday

French activists have uprooted transgenic grape vines in a protest against the introduction of genetically-modified food. Global food supply is becoming increasingly more heavily centralized and transgenic food is a powerful tool in the armory of the food corporations as they struggle to maximize their profits. The French anti-GM food activist group "Faucheurs Voluntaires" (voluntary reapers) wants to pull genetically engineered plants out by the roots. Read more »

Almanac – 16 August 2010 – Monday

Cartels have blockaded the streets of the industrial city Monterrey, which is Mexico’s richest city. Gunmen ordered people from their cars, which were then used to make barricades that closed thirteen major roads. Read more »

Almanac – 14 August 2010 – Saturday

Good Morning! It is the fourteenth of August 2010. It is Saturday. THE WEATHER (from Mt Tamborine)

It is fine. The sky is clear. It is not windy. Yesterday the wind died down in the afternoon and today there is no wind. It is clear and completely still.
Look at these opposites:
The wind picked up. The wind died down.
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Almanac – 12 August 2010 – Thursday

Good Morning! It is the twelfth of August 2010. It is Thursday. Today is the beginning of Ramadan. Ramadan begins when you see the crescent moon in the sky in the early evening. Muslims will fast from dawn to sunset during this lunar month. Look at these expressions:

lunar month (calculated by the movement of the moon) solar month (calculated by the movement of the sun)
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Almanac – 11 August 2010 – Wednesday

Good Morning! It is the eleventh of August 2010. It is Wednesday. On this day in 3114 BC – The Mayan Calendar begins. THE WEATHER (from Mount Tamborine)

It is raining. It is still raining. It has been raining since yesterday. It rained all day yesterday and it rained all night last night and it is still raining.
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