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2014-05-29 20:22:12

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Beit Hatfutsot welcomed Israel's President Shimon Peres for a special event to lay the cornerstone for the new Museum of the Jewish People. The museum is currently undergoing a comprehensive renovation, and the laying of the cornerstone marked an important milestone in the process of its renewal. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140529/92471 Approximately 400 guests from Israel and abroad, including 100 students...

Two-Thirds Of World Still Not Connected To Internet
2012-06-20 12:10:25

Eric Schmidt, Google´s Executive Chairman, this week spoke about the haves and the have-nots during a speech at an annual Israeli conference sponsored by President Shimon Peres, writes Dara Kerr for CNET. Schmidt focused on the fact that most people on Earth aren´t benefiting from technology´s enormous advances over the past few years. “The world wide web has yet to live up to its name,” he said. “Technology does not produce miracles, but connectivity, even...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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