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Has Science Discovered God?
Click to watch this FASCINATING, MIND-BLOGGING video with breathtaking images and you learn science in the process!
God in the Cosmos
International ROME Film Festival
IRFF Public Announcement (2 Nov. 2010)
30 Oct. - 5 Nov. 2010 in Rome, Italy
Rome is intoxicating; it is breathtaking, and that’s the impression after only a few hours strolling along one Via Del Corso in the dreary grey autumnal afternoon fighting a sea of black-cloaked Italians and tourists – with limited funds. (Not only is purchasing the Euro with the weakening US dollars a painful ordeal, but the charge of 19.5% commission on top quickly transformed this member of the “Poverty Jet Set” into a penurious, thoughtful traveler.)
My patience of good spirits paid off grandly when greeted by a very handsome Italian chauffeur holding a sign “CINEMA: Theary Seng”. The half hour ride to the cozy, elegant Hotel Villa Glori turned into one-hour as he circled a couple of neighborhoods awhile looking for the hotel, but no offense or irritation taken on my end (!). The glowing Dome of the Vatican piercing the shrouded darkness and shadows took my breath away; seeing my transparent awe and silly smiles, he asked in his limited English whether it was my first time visiting.
Paris, until now the most beautiful city to me, has been debunked by Rome, despite the pervasive graffiti on the historic buildings and walls and the strewn cigarette buds in the cracks of the cobbled stone pavement and squares. I believe the whole of Rome is a Unesco heritage site; it should be if not so.
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Nobel Peace Prize 1907: Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
* On December 10, 1907, at the Norwegian Nobel Institute, Mr. Løvland, also at this time Norway's foreign minister, welcomed the audience and paid tribute to the memory of King Oscar II of Sweden (the last king to reign over the union of Sweden and Norway before its dissolution in 1905) who had died two days before. After a speech on «The Second Peace Conference» by Committee member Francis Hagerup, Mr. Løvland announced the joint winners of the Peace Prize for 1907, Mr. Moneta and Mr. Renault. He followed his announcement with a biographical sketch of each. That of Mr. Moneta is given here as the presentation speech. The translation is based on the Norwegian report in the Oslo Aftenposten of December 10, 1907.
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