Syria has been at the forefront of the news for several years.
We know about the war raging within its borders.
We have seen the many refugees leaving and running into uncertain conditions about their travels and their eventual destination.
This week, the situation attracted a huge spotlight due to the launching of Tomahawk missiles, early Friday, April 7, by the United States on a base in western Syria that the United States says was used to launch Tuesday’s chemical attack, April 4, which left nearly 100 people dead and hundreds more injured.
The video explains the many details, factions, alliances and ‘players’.
He said ‘I have a secret plan,’ and then he said, ‘I know more than all the generals about ISIL,’ and then he said ‘I’m going to call the generals to help me figure out a plan,’ and finally he said, ‘I’m going to fire all the generals.’
A flag is a piece of fabric (most often rectangular or quadrilateral) with a distinctive design that is used as a symbol, as a signaling device, or as decoration.
The first flags were used to assist military co-ordination on battlefields, and flags have since evolved into a general tool for rudimentary signalling and identification, especially in environments where communication is similarly challenging (such as the maritime environment where semaphore is used).
National flags are potent patriotic symbols with varied wide-ranging interpretations, often including strong military associations due to their original and ongoing military uses. Flags are also used in messaging, advertising, or for other decorative purposes.
The study of flags is known as vexillology, from the Latin word vexillum, meaning flag or banner.
Born and raised by underpaid public school teachers in Sanford, Fla., Andy Marlette graduated from the University of Florida and became staff editorial cartoonist at the Pensacola News Journal in 2007.
Marlette received a priceless editorial cartoon education while living with his uncle andPulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Doug Marlette in Hillsborough, N.C.
Doug’s tragic death in July of 2007 made evermore poignant the elder Marlette’s fierce and faithful devotion to the art form of editorial cartooning as a cornerstone of American free speech. With this in mind, Andy works daily to learn and uphold the disciplines and values passed on to him by his late uncle.
Google has released its year ending top search list for 2014, which is filled with few surprises.
Robin Williams’ death was the most globally searched news on the search engine. The comedian passed away this year after committing suicide. That was followed by the FIFA World Cup, which happened in Brazil and which was won by Germany. At number three was the dreaded disease Ebola, which continues to rock African nations. Following in at fourth was the ill-fated MH370 flight that disappeared without a clue along with its 239 passengers. The top five was rounded off by the ALS Ice bucket challenge, which involved emptying a cold bucket of ice and water over oneself and donating money to ALS charity and research. At six came the biggest surprise and that was the mobile game ‘Flappy Bird’. The simple game that went viral came ahead of ISIS and the incidents in Ferguson, Missouri.
Unlike past years, this time around no natural calamity found a place in the top ten list. The top ten was rounded off by the Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, terrorist organization ISIS, the animated movie Frozen and Sochi Winter Olympics.
In the list for doodles, Google’s doodle for the Philae lander that landed on the 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko was the ninth most popular doodle. The FIFA World Cup Doodle came first.
As for tech-consumer goods, the most searched item was iPhone 6, followed by Samsung Galaxy S5 at five, Nexus 6 and Moto G. Researchers were surprised that Samsung Galaxy S5 came second, considering the hype the product had created.
Amongst the most searched celebrities Jennifer Lawrence took the top spot. She was in the news for her new movie and her personal images, which were leaked by hackers. She was followed by reality star, Kim Kardashian and Julie Gayet, the French film actress whose affair with French President Francois Hollande hit the headlines earlier this year.
Colombian footballer James Rodriguez was the most searched athlete, followed by Michael Schumacher. The seven time Formula One champion suffered a serious head injury during a skiing holiday a year ago.
Over at Yahoo’s search, the top 10 was filled with celebrities, though Ebola took the top spot. Bing put out separate lists for athletes, celebrities and musicians, which were topped by LeBron James, Kim Kardashian and Beyonce respectively.
At six came the biggest surprise and that was the mobile game ‘Flappy Bird’. The simple game that went viral came ahead of ISIS and the incidents in Ferguson, Missouri.
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