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2008-11-21 19:01:15

The National Heritage Memorial Fund says it will donate $15 million to keep Titian's Diana and Actaeon at the national galleries of England and Scotland. The NHMF said it would give the money to The National Galleries of Scotland and the National Gallery in London, which are attempting to raise $75 million to purchase jointly the painting from a private owner who wants to sell it at the end of the year, the BBC reported. The 16th century masterpiece has been on display alternately at the two...

2008-10-06 12:00:26

By Alan McEwen Burning effigies and fireworks display celebrate Dussehra IT was a sight visible across the centre of Edinburgh as three giant effigies burned in the night sky on the top of Calton Hill. Nearly 2000 revellers had gathered to mark the Hindu festival of Dussehra and its celebration of the triumph of good over evil. And as the 25-feet-high flaming effigies burnt to the ground last night, hundreds of fireworks were set off above the delighted crowds. The festival got...

2008-10-01 09:00:26

ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD Ryan McGuinness from St Ninian's Primary School was among pupils helping create an Asiatic lion sculpture at Edinburgh Zoo for this weekend's parade to mark the Hindu festival of Dusshera. The zoo's education department welcomed more than 250 youngsters from local schools to join in activities centred on the 5000-year- old festival, which celebrates the victory of good over evil. The parade takes place on Sunday, setting off from the Castle Esplanade at 4.30pm and going...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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