31 Of The Most Beautiful And Profound Passages In Literature You’ll Want To Read Over And Over Again

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Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced.

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Whenever I’m feeling uninspired I look to a collection of my favorite literary quotes I keep in a document on my computer. Today was one of those days. As I was re-reading some of these and remembering why I love writing, reading, and the power of words and a good story, I thought perhaps someone somewhere out there might be feeling the same as me this morning. Here are 31 of the most beautiful passages in literature.

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“Atticus said to Jem one day, “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s…

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MONOPOLY CAPE TOWN LAUNCH

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Capetonians are in for a treat! The original MONOPOLY, the fast-dealing property trading game that everybody knows and loves, is coming to our shores and creating a localised Cape Town city edition.

Traditionally anyone playing the legendary board game became familiar with the tourist attractions and highlights of London, the UK edition being the most widely played globally. Locations such as The Angel, Islington feature, even though this address is not in fact a street in London but a building (and the name of the road intersection it is located at).

Regional versions of MONOPOLY board game have been produced for the last 15 years and to date the game is licensed in 103 countries, with South Africa next on this illustrious list.

Capetonians will be encouraged to take part in the selection process to choose which recognisable city hotspots will appear on the final board, to be on shelves around November 2015. This kicks off on Friday, 5th June for 3 weeks, when MONOPOLY enthusiasts are invited to nominate Capetonian properties via CapeTown@winningmoves.co.uk

There will be localised ‘Community Chest’ and ‘Chance’ playing cards, so feel free to submit Capetonian phrases and words to be used for this purpose.

The Cape Town MONOPOLY board game announcement comes hot on the heels of Cape Town having been selected as one of the 40 cities to be featured in the World Edition of MONOPOLY, the world’s most popular board game that will be available this Fall as part of the celebration of the MONOPOLY brand’s 80th anniversary.

Dan Taylor: Head of Monopoly, Winning Moves, “Cape Town has long been on our list of regional MONOPOLY targets, and when we had the Mother City included on our anniversary edition, we knew this year was the one to bring MONOPOLY to Cape Town’s gorgeous shores. We’re extremely excited to see how it’s received and have high hopes that Cape Town will be the first of many South African MONOPOLY games to be launched in the next 3 years.”

Winning Moves, manufacturers of the Perth regional and city version of MONOPOLY board game under license from Hasbro, says the game will be on shop shelves in time for this Christmas.

MONOPOLY is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year having first hit shop shelves in 1935 – and since then has been played by more than 500M people. Today it is played in 111 countries and enjoyed in 43 different languages.

The Cape Town MONOPOLY and all the Winning Moves Range will be distributed by Epic Games SA the South African distributor of local editions of the Monopoly board game from Hasbro.

You can reach Epic Games through contacting david@epicgames.co.za

MONOPOLY © 1935, 2012 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

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On behalf of: Winning Moves

CBS reporter quarantined in South Africa after Ebola report

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Lara Logan of CBS News is being quarantined in a South Africa hotel for three weeks as a precaution after visiting an American-run hospital treating Ebola patients in Liberia for a “60 Minutes” report that aired Sunday.

CBS said Monday that Logan’s 21-day self-quarantine will end this Friday. Neither Logan nor the four other CBS employees in South Africa have shown any sign that they are infected with the deadly virus.

Logan, speaking in a “60 Minutes Overtime” web interview from the room where the CBS crew put its report together, admitted to some cabin fever as she waits out her stay.

The “60 Minutes” report detailed her precautions while in Liberia, including being hosed down with a chlorine solution and making sure not to touch people.

New Development on Instagram! Correcting Typos!

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So you found the perfect filter for that perfect sunset image, but as soon as you hit publish you notice that not-so-perfect typo. Do you delete and repost the photo despite the growing number of likes it’s already amassed?

To address this common pain point, Instagram rolled out an update Monday for iOS and Android devices that will let users edit captions after photos are posted to the app. Users can find the button to edit posts in the menu underneath the posted image. The Facebook-owned subsidiary also debuted a new discovery feature recommending accounts for users to follow under the Explore tab.

“When you share a moment to Instagram, a typo shouldn’t get in the way,” the photo-sharing app said in a blog post. “This has been one of the top requests that we’ve heard from the community, and we’re excited to finally bring it to you today.”

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Six Suspected Rhino Poachers Arrested

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Limpopo police say they have made a major breakthrough in the fight against rhino poaching by arresting six suspected poachers in Phalaborwa and Hoedspruit.

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Police in Hoedspruit tracked the movements of three suspects earlier on Friday who were spotted inside the Kruger National Park.

An all-night search ensued which led to the suspects being spotted in the early hours of Saturday getting into a “pick up” vehicle just outside Lulekani.

Police, who by then had mobilised other units for assistance, managed to intercept the getaway vehicle and arrested three suspects – including the driver.

One known suspect managed to escape and an intense search for him is underway.

The three suspects were found in possession of an unlicensed 3.75 rifle with ten rounds of ammunition and an axe. The vehicle has also been seized.

The three, aged between 58 and 24, will appear at the local magistrate court soon on charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm.

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In another incident, police in Phalaborwa received information of two suspected rhino poachers who were allegedly up picked after been seen coming out from the Kruger National Park.

Following up on the information, police managed to track their vehicle and with the assistance of Mpumalanga police, the three suspects including the driver were arrested in Acornhoek.

Police managed to seize an unlicensed 303 hunting rifle with ten rounds as well as an axe.

The vehicle was also seized. The three suspects aged between 30 and 57 will appear at the Phalaborwa magistrate court soon on charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm.

In both cases police did not find any rhino horns in their possession. However, investigations are underway to ascertain if any rhinos were poached in the Kruger National Park or whether they were on their way to do so.

Coupled with the ongoing investigations, both firearms will be taken for ballistic testing to determine if they were used in any poaching cases as well as the linkages of all suspects to any rhino poaching incidences.