In a major break with tradition, Canada is doing away with the humble penny. Citing cost of production and weakened buying power due to inflation, the Canadian Government is to phase the 1 cent piece out of circulation from February 2013. 2012 is the last year the penny will be struck for circulation and the change is causing quite a stir amongst numismatists, for a number of reasons.
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Mashonda is not amused at a recent interview in which Alicia Keys finally addressed being labeled a “homewrecker.” In case you missed it, Alicia stated that Swizz Beatz and Mashonda were “already broken up before we got together.”
Mashonda sees it quite differently. She took to Twitter to call out Alicia for coloring the story:
"Adding insult to injury" This was derived from the fables of Phaedrus in the first century AD.
For many people, their body art is priceless. But for Kate Moss, one tatoo could be worth more than $1 million because it was inked by revered German painter Lucian Freud. Freud and Moss met in 2002 and shortly after, he etched swallows at the base of her spine.
"He told me about when he was in the Navy, when he was 19 or something, and he used to do all of the tattoos for the sailors.
The Iron Dome defense system has proven to be an effective tool in preventing the loss of human life in Israel. I think understanding what Iron Dome is, how it works, U.S. involvement, and the impact it has had on the current aerial conflict between the Gaza strip and Israel is essential to understanding the escalation of attacks. Between the dates of November 14th and 17th alone the Iron Dome missile defense system has stopped 245 of 737 rockets fired into Israel from Gaza.
War is fought not only with artillery and firepower but with words. Words can be used carelessly during times of conflict, but are often intentionally employed to sway public perceptions of conflicts. Israel took this a step further this week when the Israel Defense Force began using social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter to chronicle their ongoing military operations in Gaza.