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Calais migrants: France begins to clear 'Jungle' camp BBC - October 24, 2016
More than 1,200 police and officials in France have begun an operation to clear the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais. The camp has been housing at least 7,000 people in squalid conditions. Migrants queued peacefully to be processed, and the first of some 60 coaches that will carry them to refugee centres across France have now left.
Two weeks to go and Trump support is falling away (if you believe some polls).
Simchat Torah is a Hebrew term - "rejoicing with or of the Torah".
It is one of the happiest days in the Jewish calendar and is marked
with festivities in synagogue that include singing and dancing.
Chicago Cubs Win Sets Stage For Most Expensive World Series Tickets In Baseball History Forbes - October 24, 2016
The average sale price for the first World Series game at Wrigley Field since 1945 on the secondary market is $4,080, according to TicketIQ data.
Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs. The last time they reached the world series I was two years old, my family got its first (black and white) TV, WWII had just ended, and humanity's "alien" adventures were about to change everything. The article below mentions 1989 a keynote year in our alien journey ... In my book Sarah and Alexander - on September 3, 1989 - Sarah planted a seed (blue-white shimmering microchip) that when full bloom would signal the evolution of human consciousness in the alchemy of time.
Chicago Cubs: City parties as baseball 'curse' ends after 71 years BBC - October 23, 2016
Chicago has been celebrating after the Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, taking the team into the baseball World Series for the first time since 1945. They partied outside Wrigley Field stadium after the Curse of the Billy Goat - supposedly placed on the Cubs by a disgruntled fan - was finally lifted. The team's decades in the wilderness had become the stuff of legend. In the 1989 film Back to the Future II, a 2015 World Series win for the Chicago team was dubbed a "long shot". That long shot came one step closer on Saturday when the Cubs beat the Dodgers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.
Inside the Cubs' vast Wrigley Field clubhouseChicago Tribune - April 8, 2016