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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.

La Rochelle Rugby

Rugby : le Rochelais Kévin Gourdon met un terme à sa carrière à cause d’un problème cardiaque Le troisième ligne venait de prolonger pour deux saisons avec le Stade Rochelais. Article rédigé par. The long time back-row calls a a … Continue reading

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New rules on Covid quarantine and testing in France from Jan 3, 2022

French Covid rules. Covid-19 : la période d’isolement sera réduite à compter du lundi 3 janvier. Quarantine time reduced. Publié le 02/01/2022 13:40 Mis à jour il y a 31 minutes Article rédigé par A-C.Roth, D.Karcher-Mourgues, M.Barrois, N.Sadok – France … Continue reading

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WWI Christmas at the front

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Ireland: Santy gets the covid World Pass.

IRLANDE : Le Père Noël exempté de toute restriction de voyage Taoiseach (Premier Ministre en langue Irlandais) Tánaiste (Vice-premier ministre) Dublin – 2 décembre 2021 Dáil Éireann. S’exprimant devant le parlement irlandais jeudi, le Tánaiste (vice-premier ministre irlandais) et ministre … Continue reading

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Crisis as Australia cancels contact with France for new submarines. Unacceptable says Ursula von der Leyen.

Crise des sous-marins australiens : la France a été traitée de façon “inacceptable”, dénonce la présidente de la Commission européenne “Il y a beaucoup de questions en suspens qui doivent obtenir des réponses”, a jugé Ursula von der Leyen dans … Continue reading

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Jean-Paul Belmondo dies aged 88 years.

Frédéric BeniadafranceinfoRadio France Mis à jour le 12/09/2021 | 15:04publié le 12/09/2021 | 15:04 La France a rendu hommage cette semaine à Jean-Paul Belmondo, décédé à l’âge de 88 ans. Jean-Paul Belmondo, l’acteur, le boxeur, était également très intéressé par … Continue reading

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Vaccine requirements in France from 21 July 2021

#OnVousRépond : piscines, trains, vaccination à l’étranger… Nos réponses à 14 questions après les annonces d’Emmanuel Macron sur le pass sanitaire. France Info answers to 14 questions about the Covid health pass. (QR code). Translation to follow. Après l’allocution présidentielle, le … Continue reading

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Turkish cathedral reverts to mosque

EN IMAGES. Saint-Sophie n’est pas une exception : découvrez huit lieux de culte reconvertis au fil du temps La transformation de l’ex-basilique Sainte-Sophie en mosquée par les autorités turques n’est pas une première dans l’histoire.  franceinfo Culture avec agencesRédaction CultureFrance … Continue reading

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Turkish cathedral Sainte Sphie, reverts to mosque

Sainte-Sophie retrouve son statut de mosquée : Erdogan a lancé une “opération de reconquête nationaliste”, selon un politologue Selon Ahmet Insel, la décision de Recep Tayip Erdogan vise à reconquérir son électorat musulman alors qu’il est en chute dans les sondages … Continue reading

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Neowise Comet

Trois conseils pour observer à l’œil nu la comète Neowise, qui illumine le ciel en ce mois de juillet Three pieces of advice for watching the comet with the naked eye. It will be bright in the sky this month. … Continue reading

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