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Man on the moon

Whilst we’re celebrating the moon landing of 50 years ago… let’s listen to Ballyhoo with ‘Man on the moon.’ 

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man on the moon…

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From twitter

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Without these women, man would not have walked on the moon

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The code that put the first man on the moon, next to the woman that wrote it.

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WW2 will always be my favourite history topic. This is amazing what Sailor Malan had achieved. Many South Africans fought alongside the British during this time. Not just in England, but everywhere! Sailor (not his real name) was a true hero as a WW2 pilot during the Battle of Britain.

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First performance

Beautiful song and dance. Most of these choir members are orphans from a rural area in South Africa. These children are from the poorest part of South Africa – the Limpopo. For the past 10 years, they have been together and as they said in the first video (of Americans got talent), there was nothing to smile or laugh about. The choir, the singing, the dancing brought it all back. I cross my fingers and hope that they will come out top! They deserve it. Well done to Ralf Schmitt, the conductor of the choir. 

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Grand Chess Tour 2019

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Grand Chess Tour – first leg: Ivory Coast – Congratulations to Magnus as the winner.

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The trophy – and you can see why the elephant-head has been used.

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Coat of arms of Ivory Coast.

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The participants at the Grand Chess Tour at Abidjan,  Ivory Coast.  all photos: credit to: @ Grand Chess Tour’s twitter account.

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Amira sings

Amira now lives in South Africa and what a great place for her to be! This girl is just amazing! Just the right music for a good chess game.

Now over to chess – for a change! The 2019 Grand Chess Tour is this year in Africa – for a change! Magnus is playing too. I hope to follow this tournament this year.

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The Côte D’Ivoire Rapid&Blitz, the 1st stage of the 2019 , is held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast from May 8-12. Ten 2700+ GMs headed by Magnus Carlsen will compete for a total of $150,000 prize fund over 9 rapid and 18 blitz rounds.

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen (Cover) by Wouter Kellerman (flute) ft. Charl du Plessis Piano Trio

Beautiful music! Now for the chess game!

 

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Beautiful and special


Say no more… just watch and keep on watching.

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