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About bill

Worked in the technical / engineering area as a Science Laboratory Technician and as an Aeronautics Engineer. The artistic side involves writing under the nom de plume of Billy Olsenn, his recently written play 'A Case of Wine' was staged by the players group Straight Make-Up at the 2012 Birr one act drama festival. It's next staging was in the one act circuit is in Cavan, at Maudebawn on Sat 10 Nov 2012. Then it was performed in the Bray, Co.Wicklow at the very popular one act festival in January 2013. Next play is FEAR. A dark tale about revenge on the cruel death of two pensioners by young thugs. Neighbours hatch a devious and dangerous plan to exact old-style revenge. Bill is a member of the Drama League of Ireland and his plays have been critically vetted and certified as original pieces of work by the DLI. Another literary project is that of commemoration of an aircraft crash on Djouce mountain in Wicklow in 1946. Bill wrote articles for the 50th, 60th and most recently the 70th anniversary, (12 Aug 2016) all were published in the Wicklow Times and ensured the survivors of the crash, all French Girl Guides, were not forgotten. Articles reproduced on this website. But mostly this site gives a more general European and specific French slant on popular and not so popular articles of French news, translated to English by the author. Each article is translated on a paragraph by paragraph basis so easy to read in either language and even possible to improve either language by comparison of the short English and French paragraphs. Amusez vous bien. The author is currently writing an easy to read technical aviation book centered around the Fokker 50. Another interest is that dealt with in another of Bill's websites www.realnamara.net, a Statue of the mother of God, Mary. It was erected in 1972 in Dublin, at the end of the Bull Wall near Clontarf, and my grandfather William Nelson, was the main instigator of that project. I give talks on the history of the statue and my grandfather's adventurous and dangerous life at sea. Technical assistance with each website is by J O'N.

Khofu’s ship on display in Egypt. 65th anniversary of the ship’s discovery.

What was the Khufu ship? Today pays homage to a great Egyptian 65th anniversary of discovery. It’s been 65 years since the ship was found buried near Egypt’s biggest pyramid The Khufu ship was sealed into a pit in the Giza … Continue reading

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Cannes Film Festival 2019: 21 Films in Palme D’Or competition.

Cannes 2019 : découvrez les 21 films en lice pour la Palme d’Or  21 longs-métrages sont en lice dans la compétition officielle du festival de Cannes cette année. Présentation et dates de diffusion à Cannes et en salles. Brad Pitt … Continue reading

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Homeopathic medicines: French Health Authority reviews payment.

La Haute autorité de santé recommande de ne plus rembourser les médicaments homéopathiques. Health Authority recommends against homeopathic re-reimbursement. Les granules homéopathiques offrent “un service médical rendu insuffisant” selon la HAS. Homepathic granules offers “an insufficient medical return” according to … Continue reading

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The moon continues to shrink.

Année après année, la Lune continue de rétrécir Ce phénomène a pour conséquence de provoquer des séismes superficiels et se traduit dans les fissures et les chevauchements visibles à la surface. Le phénomène se traduit dans les fissures et les chevauchements visibles … Continue reading

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Louvre pyramid architect Ieoh Ming Pei dies at 102 years old.

L’architecte Ieoh Ming Pei, concepteur de la pyramide du Louvre, est mort à l’âge de 102 ans Le fils de cet architecte, qui a réalisé de nombreux édifices marquants, l’a annoncé jeudi au “New York Times”. L’architecte Ieoh Ming Pei devant la pyramide … Continue reading

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Monet sold for impressionist record of $US110.7Mn at auction. (Up from $2.5Mn in 1986)

Un tableau de Monet vendu 110,7 millions de dollars aux enchères à New York Il s’agit d’un record pour l’artiste lors d’une vente aux enchères. It makes a record at auction for Monet. Une toile de la série des “Meules” … Continue reading

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Monsanto fined $US2Bn for use of RoundUp weedkiller.

Monsanto condamné à verser deux milliards de dollars à un couple d’Américains atteints d’un cancer attribué au Roundup Le fabricant du désherbant au glyphosate, désormais détenu par le groupe Bayer, a annoncé qu’il comptait faire appel de ce verdict. Un … Continue reading

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Molieres awards 2019 presented last night in Paris.

Blanche Gardin, Benoit Solès, Thomas Ostermeier… le palmarès des Molières 2019 La 31e cérémonie des Molières s’est déroulé lundi 13 mai au théâtre des Folies Bergère, sous la houlette de l’humoriste belge Alex Vizorek. Blanche Gardin remporte  le Molière de l’humour … Continue reading

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Congo: Forest guard allegedly killed by pygmies.

RDC : un garde forestier tué quelques jours après les selfies d’un collègue avec des gorilles dans un parc voisin Cet homme a été lynché par des membres de la communauté pygmée, en représailles à la mort d’un des leurs la … Continue reading

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Biodiversity in danger.

Un million d’espèces sont menacées de disparition : pourquoi ? Alors qu’un rapport vient d’alerter sur le nombre d’espèces en voie de disparition, franceinfo junior s’intéresse aux dangers menaçant la biodiversité. Pour en parler : des collégiennes interviewent le biologiste … Continue reading

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