It's always darkest before the gryning. Image: nito103/Depositphotos As you've probably noticed, the days are getting much shorter in Sweden. This Swedish word will help you talk about that. Gryning means 'dawn'; the time of day when night comes to an end and the sun starts to rise. It comes from the verb gry (to dawn), which is related to the adjective grå (grey), so it conveys the idea of going from a totally dark night to a lighter daytime, and a similar word exists in Norwegian: grålysning (literally 'grey lighting'). You can also use it metaphorically, as in English, to talk about the dawn of a new era or another kind of symbolic beginning. Gryning is a popular word in Swedish, and is regularly called one of the language's most beautiful words. Examples Det är som mörkast innan gryningen Det var gryning när hon var på väg hem Do you have a favourite Swedish word you would like to nominate for our word of the day series? … [Read more...] about Swedish word of the day: gryning
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Matthew Lee, Ap Diplomatic Writer Updated 8:07 am PDT, Thursday, September 27, 2018 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from left, attends a meeting with permanent members of United Nations Security Council in New York, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. From left, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Pompeo, Jonathan Cohen, U.S. deputy ambassador to the U.N., Jeremy Hunt, Britain Foreign Affairs Secretary and last on left side row is Karen Pierce, Britain's U.N. ambassador. From right, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, French ambassador to the U.N. Francois Delattre, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.N. Vassily Nebenzia. less Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from left, attends a meeting with permanent members of United Nations Security Council in New York, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. From left, United Nations Secretary General ... more … [Read more...] about Pompeo says ‘dawn of new day’ with North Korea
Balko Des Flos progressed to win the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival a little more than six months after last year’s Ballybrit success while Carlingford Lough was a five-time Grade One winner and Road To Riches a dual scorer at the highest level. The Plate has a special place in the heart of Irish racing and the quality has improved immeasurably in recent years with many graded horses running in handicap company and this year’s 22-runner showpiece is another ultra-competitive affair. English raider Drumcliff ticks a lot of boxes for Harry Fry but he must defeat the best the Irish have to offer, with champion trainer Willie Mullins (below) saddling five runners – and exciting first reserve Patricks Park. Gordon Elliott also throws four darts at the lucrative pot with Grade Two-winning novice chaser Jury Duty the partner of champion jockey Davy Russell in another intriguing renewal as the Plate switches to an evening start for the first time in its rich … [Read more...] about Galway Plate Day: A race-by-race guide, top tips from our expert team and our lay of the day
Our illustrious stage connoisseur Chris Rohmann, has recommended a pick of the day, Guys and Dolls at the Majestic Theater in West Springfield. I like all the help I can get, so take it away, Chris: “Guys and Dolls, the “musical fable of Broadway,” is playing now at the Majestic Theater. The clockwork plot turns on a pair of bets and takes us from Times Square street corners to a chintzy burlesque house, a Salvation Army mission, and a Havana that was still, in the ’50s, the norteamericanos’ playground. “The large, likeable cast, directed by Rand Foerster, is headed by Billy Clark Taylor as the suave gambler Sky Masterson, Rebecca Flinker as prim missionary Sarah Brown, Buzz Roddy as twitchy crap-game impresario Nathan Detroit, and Annie Kerins as adenoidal showgirl Adelaide. “Mitch Chakour leads a tight nine-piece band, Dawn McKay’s costumes nail the postwar era’s gaudy fashions, and Greg Trochlil’s brick-walled set evokes … [Read more...] about Pick of the Day 5/21: Guys and Dolls at the Majestic
Near the dawn of the gaming medium, Atari was so dominant that when you talked about playing “Atari”, you might as well have been talking about playing any video game ever. Today, Atari is… not that dominant. But the legacy remains strong. A huge glowing Atari logo even shows up in Blade Runner 2049, a movie that is set in the year 2049. Now that’s a future-proof #brand. But Atari wants you thinking about Atari a whole bunch before we start getting replicants. Sure the company’s still putting out games like an upcoming Nintendo Switch version of Roller Coaster Tycoon. And of course, there’s the mysterious new Atari VCS gaming hardware we sort of got to go hands-on with at the Game Developers Conference. But what if you were more interested in living the Atari lifestyle? What if instead of playing Atari you could just wear it? Put on the Atari Speakerhat. The Atari Speakerhat is, first and foremost, a pretty good hat. I don’t wear too … [Read more...] about GEEK PICK OF THE DAY: Have You Worn the Atari Speakerhat Today?