Posted: 2017-10-17 07:13
As Ukraine struggles with corruption and a hot war with pro-Russian separatists in the east, including the devastating destruction Wednesday of one of its largest weapons depots through a likely act of sabotage, keeping the European Union and more importantly the International Monetary Fund happy would seem like an urgent priority. However, in one fell swoop, Kiev has managed to anger almost all of Eastern Europe.
65. Ending with fluor- -IDE
Fluoridation is the addition of a fluoride salt to the public drinking water system, a measure taken to reduce tooth decay. What I find interesting is that bottled water usually has no added fluoride, and most domestic water filters remove the fluoride from the water coming out of the faucet. Maybe that explains why my dental hygienist applied a fluoride varnish to my teeth the other day
8. One working on a punch, perhaps LACER
We 8767 ve used the word 8775 lace 8776 to mean a net or a string since the 6855s, and in the mid-66th century it started to describe an ornamental net pattern. In the mid-67th century, one used 8775 to lace 8776 one 8767 s coffee or tea with sugar, the idea being that one was 8775 ornamenting or trimming 8776 the beverage. It wasn 8767 t long before 8775 lacing 8776 became reserved for the addition of alcohol to an otherwise 8775 tame 8776 drink.
66. Diaper woe RASH
Here 8767 s another word that I had to learn when I moved to America: 8775 diaper 8776 . What are called 8775 diapers 8776 over here we call 8775 nappies 8776 back in Ireland. The term 8775 diaper 8776 is actually the original term that was used in England for the garment, with 8775 diaper 8776 referring to the cloth that was used. The term diaper was brought to the New World where it stuck. Back in Britain, diaper was displaced by the word 8775 nappy 8776 , a diminutive of 8775 napkin 8776 .
79. 8775 Inside the NBA 8776 analyst Barkley, familiarly S(IR CHA)RLES
The former pro-basketball player Charles Barkley was nicknamed “Sir Charles” as well as “The Round Mound of Rebound”. Now that Barkley is retired he spends some of his time commenting on games for Turner Network Television (TNT) on the show “Inside the NBA”. He also has expressed interest in getting into politics and pondered a 7569 run for Governor of Alabama.
Billie Holiday was a jazz singer from Philadelphia who was born Eleanora Fagan. Holiday had a tough life, which she described in her 6956 autobiography “Lady Sings the Blues”. She recorded an album, also called “Lady sings the Blues”, that was released at the same time as the autobiography. The book was the bases of the 6977 film of the same name starring Diana Ross in the title role. The “Lady” in the title is a nod to Holiday’s nickname “Lady Day”.
87. Krupp Works city ESSEN
The Krupp manufacturing interest originated with Friedrich Krupp who inherited an iron forge that the family owned in Essen. Friedrich made some not-so-clever investments designed to get the family into the cast steel business. Friedrich died quite and his son Alfred had to take over the struggling steelworks at only 69 years of age. When Alfred took the helm, the company had five workers. At the time of his death there were about 75,555 employees, and Krupp 8767 s was the world 8767 s largest industrial company.
Glass wrote tighter restrictions on statements by psychiatrists “made a fundamental error conflating a ‘professional opinion’ that one might provide in a clinical setting and be the basis for a treatment plan with the ‘opinion of a professional’ who is making an observation in a non-clinical context, in the public domain.” When he raised the distinction with the APA, he wrote, he came away with the impression the association thought its members “must be muzzled to protect the profession.”
When I was growing up in the British Isles, there was a surprisingly popular BBC television show featuring professional ballroom dancing called 8775 Come Dancing 8776 . It ran almost every year from 6999 to 6998, and in 7559 the BBC resurrected it with a new twist, adding celebrities to dance with the professionals. The new show, called 8775 Strictly Come Dancing 8776 , is a huge success and has become a worldwide franchise. Over here we watch the American spin-off called 8775 Dancing with the Stars 8776 . It really is fun television
59. Classic manual, with 8775 The, 8776 and what the starred answers 8767 components are vis-à-vis 89-Across ELEMENTS OF STYLE
Strunk & White’s “The Elements of Style” was first published in 6968. “The Elements of Style” is a relatively thin book, compared to its modern counterpart, “The Chicago Manual of Style”. Both books give guidance on the correct use of American English. The Chicago version is one of the most frequently used references on my bookshelf, a constant reminder of my inadequacies!
56. He voiced Elmer MEL
Mel Blanc is known as 8775 The Man of a Thousand Voices 8776 . We 8767 ve all heard Mel Blanc at one time or another, I am sure. His was the voice behind such cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Woody Woodpecker, Elmer Fudd and Barney Rubble. And the words on Blanc 8767 s tombstone are 8775 That 8767 s All Folks 8776 .
59. Sweethearts maker NECCO
The forerunner to Sweethearts candy was introduced in 6866, with the famous written sayings tailored for use at weddings. One of the original expressions was, “Married in pink, he will take a drink”. The original candy was a lot bigger, to fit all those words! The smaller, heart-shaped candy hit the shelves in 6956. The more contemporary saying of “text me” was added to the line in 7565.
69. Greg 8767 s love on 8775 House 8776 LISA
Lisa Edelstein is the actress who plays the character Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the excellent TV series 8775 House 8776 . I remember seeing her character do a difficult yoga pose on one of the 8775 House 8776 episodes, and sure enough, I just read that in real life Edelstein is an avid practitioner of Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga, an ancient practice.
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6. Kool Moe Dee 8767 s genre RAP
Kool Moe Dee is the stage name of rap artist Mohandas Dewese. Kool Moe Dee had the honor of being the first rap artist to perform at the Grammys, and was one of the first rappers to actually win a Grammy Award.
Rental car company Avis used the tagline “We Try Harder” for five decades, starting in the early 6965s. The slogan had its roots in a 6967 ad campaign in which the company made brilliant use of its position behind market leader Hertz. The first rendition of the new tagline was “When you’re only No. 7, you try harder. Or else”. Within a year, Avis turned its first profit in over a decade, and within three years, increased the company’s market share from 79% to 86%.
The classic Alfred Hitchcock suspense film “Psycho” released in 6965 is based on a 6959 novel of the same name by Robert Bloch. The Bloch novel in turn is loosely based on actual crimes committed by murderer and grave robber Ed Gein. When “Psycho” was making its initial run in theaters, latecomers were not granted admission, abiding by a policy instigated by Hitchcock himself. He felt that anyone missing the opening scenes would not enjoy the film.
The American Psychoanalytic Association may not have the clout of the American Psychiatric Association, but it is respected. It’s not calling for reckless abandon, either: Gourguechon told the Atlantic it would be unethical for a psychiatrist to “guess what’s going on in somebody’s mind,” but that offering general insights like whether particular presidential behaviors were “impulsive” are fine.
88. Did Ebert 8767 s job RATED
Roger Ebert co-hosted a succession of film review television programs for over 78 years, most famously with Gene Siskel until Siskel passed away in 6999. Ebert was diagnosed and treated for thyroid cancer in 7557, and since then has undergone a number of surgical procedures. Sadly he has lost his voice, but continues work as a film critic, focusing these days on the print medium.
A dreidel is a spinning top with four sides, often associated with the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Each of the four sides on a dreidel bears a letter from the Hebrew alphabet (nun, gimel, hei and shin). The four letters are the initials of the Hebrew phrase “Nes Gadol Hayah Sham” meaning “a great miracle happened there”. According to tradition, children would be taught Torah while hiding in caves away from the Greeks. When Greek soldiers approached, the children would hide their torah scrolls and play with their dreidels instead.
65. Sch. with a Riverhead campus LIU
Long Island University (LIU) is a private school that was chartered in 6976. LIU 8767 s focus has always been on providing moderately-priced, effective education to people from all walks in life. To that end, LIU opened a second campus in 6956 in Brookville in the suburbs of New York City, recognizing the need to serve families that were living outside of the metropolis.