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Green Rhapsody

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. -Pedro Calderon de la Barca

When you’re green, your growing. When you’re ripe, you rot. 361 more words


It's good being a cat in Amsterdam

If you’ve spent any time in the Netherlands, you’ll notice that the Dutch love cats.  Nearly every household has a cat or two, (or three).  You’ll often see them hanging out in restaurants, sitting in shop windows, and pretty much going anywhere they want to go – or so it seems.   233 more words


Will threatening skies stop us?

Rain poured down through the night. Our Sunday outing would have to be cancelled if this weather continued. By morning the rain had stopped, but grey clouds overwhelmed the little patches of blue almost hidden in the sky. 393 more words


Apple and others have a mighty job of corporate communications with tax issues in EU

Apple has a mighty job of corporate communications in the coming weeks. It is to be accused of doing a “sweetheart” deal with the Irish government to, in effect, avoid taxes in the rest of Europe. 504 more words


On the trail of Operation Market Garden: 70 years on

It’s 70 years since Operation Market Garden came to an unexpected end in Arnhem; the infamous Bridge Too Far. The events of that time have left a deep impression on the area, commemorated recently with memorial services and reenactments to mark the 70th anniversary. 411 more words


Apple Avoided Billions in Taxes, European Regulator Says

Apple saved billions of dollars in taxes from special deals it cut with Ireland, Europe’s antitrust regulator said on Tuesday.

In a 21-page document released this morning… 737 more words