ireland italy france portugal and spain

How to make America Great in 16 easy steps

1. I M P E A C H. T R U M P. self explanatory

2. Stop 👏🏾letting 👏🏾billionaires 👏🏾rig 👏🏾elections


Overturn Citizens United, ban campaign contributions and let one voice equal one vote


3. Stop spending 50% of all our tax money on war.

Stop killing civilians in the Middle East, and use the extra trillion dollars to reinvest in the Arab world, America’s urban and rural schools, and make college free.

4. LET REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS IN!

Refugees and immigrants are usually skilled, open businesses, create innovation and grow the economy. They are also HUMAN BEINGS fleeing war and death and need us to be there for them.

5. Stop putting (black and Latino) kids in prison for nonviolent drug offenses.

Start weakening gangs by legalizing drugs and offering addiction and job training programs.

*bonus: this also greatly reduces gun violence everywhere, especially in large cities*

6. don't👏🏾let👏🏾cops👏🏾get👏🏾away👏🏾with👏🏾shit👏🏾

Put murderers in jail, whether they have a badge or not. Demilitarize police forces, and train officers deescalation tactics. Make sure officers come from the communities they serve. Rebuild trust through human contact with police.

7. end the mass shooting™ Era.

Castrate the NRA. Create an Australia style gun buyback program. Stop letting 14 year olds buy AKs at guns shows. Mandate “safe gun” tech.

*hidden bonus: kindergarteners, churchgoers and the general public will no longer be murdered en masse on a monthly basis. How wacky is that?!?*

8. stop allowing people to go bankrupt because they got sick or hurt

Create a single payer health care system like those in Norway, New Zealand, Japan, the U.K.,
Kuwait, Sweden, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, the Netherlands, Austria, The UAE, Finland, Slovenia, Denamark, Luxembourg, France, Australia, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Cyprus, Spain, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

9. pay👏🏾women👏🏾the👏🏾same👏🏾amount👏🏾of👏🏾money👏🏾as👏🏾men👏🏾 yea like wtf? It’s 2017. 10. LET WOMEN HAVE CONTROL OVER THEIR OWN BODIES. Again, wtf?!?

11. Don’t let oil and gas companies destroy the Earth for profit.

Implement a carbon tax, and use the money to invest in renewables, and climate change research.

12. Create 25 million jobs, and revive the American Dream.

Spur a National WWII style mobilization to build renewable energy, manufacture electric cars, invest in organic vertical farming, and clean up our polluted oceans, Lakes and rivers.

*secret bonus: this also keeps our kids from having to live in a dystopian hellscape lol*

13. PAY REPARATIONS to African and Native Americans, just like you did to settlers and slaveowners before/after the Civil War.

14. Close Guantanamo bay, and amend the constitution to ban torture

15. Get Involved(cliche but immensely important) protest, call your representatives, and get involved with organizations like moveleft, Indivisible, and Justice Democrats that push for real and radical improvements to our country.

16. Don’t let cynicism and pessimism cloud your judgement.

If you’re reading this right now and thinking; “okay but nahhhhhhh, none of this can happen in America”, your brain is tricking you. Human evolutionary psychology makes it hard for people to envision a future that is radically different from the past or present, but change can happen fast and is often more radical than you expect. Don’t sit on the sidelines and let the future be decided by the likes of Trump, Bannon, and oil companies. speak up. ACT.

and most importantly,

VOTE

CELEBRATE DIVERSITY

I get slightly irritated every time someone says that the slogan of this year’s ESC ‘’Celebrate diversity’’ doesn’t suit the chosen entries because most of them are ‘’Ballads in English’’. While it is true that the overwhelming majority of songs are in English, let’s not forget and appreciate the musical diversity this year has given us: The modern party songs of Sweden, Israel and Greece and the unique ethno entries from Hungary and Armenia. The uplifting and cheerful Belarus and Austria, the dark and mysterious Finland and Poland. The powerful Albania and Georgia and the happy feel-good Moldova and Spain. The rocking Ukraine and the classy ballads of Australia, Bulgaria and UK.  The divine beats of Cyprus, Serbia and Macedonia and the light-hearted and adorable Romania. The sweet sincerity of Portugal, Czech Republic, Russia, Malta, and the liveliness of Italy. The elegant France, electro Latvia, and upbeat Montenegro. The contemporary and atmospheric Azerbaijan, Belgium, the uniqueness of Croatia. The dynamic Lithuania, San Marino, Denmark and the feeling of nostalgia from Slovenia and Ireland. The Dutch entry which never fails to make me shed a tear, and the German one which always makes me smile. And let’s not forget the soothing mid-tempo songs of Iceland, Switzerland, Norway and Estonia. 
This year’s contest has been great, I couldn’t be more satisfied with the songs which have been chosen. :)

Eurovision 2017 according to my phone's voice recognition
  • Albania: Linda you have any
  • Armenia: art speak
  • Australia: Isaiah fire breaks
  • Austria: Nathan trend
  • Azerbaijan: do you have much
  • Belarus: not be banned
  • Belgium: launch
  • Bulgaria: Christiane coastal's
  • Croatia: cool deck
  • Cyprus: Hoovie
  • Czechia: Martin about that
  • Denmark: aneurysm
  • Estonia: koi told me and Laura
  • Finland: norma John
  • France: Alma
  • FYR Macedonia: Chester
  • Georgia: taco gotcha do you like say
  • Germany: let me know
  • Greece: Demi
  • Hungary: Yoshi Popeye
  • Iceland: Savella
  • Ireland: Brandon Murray
  • Israel: impressive
  • Italy: Francesco got Bonnie
  • Latvia: three Anna park
  • Lithuania: fused Mark
  • Malta: Claudia funny LOL
  • Moldova: sunstroke project
  • Montenegro: Slavko cavity
  • Netherlands: oh Jean
  • Norway: joust
  • Poland: calcium loss
  • Portugal: Salvador so bro
  • Romania: Inca featuring Alex Floria
  • Russia: do your family love her
  • San Marino: Valentina Moneda and Jimmy Wilson
  • Serbia: Savage
  • Slovenia: call Martin Albert
  • Spain: my nail Navarro
  • Sweden: Open Bing soon
  • Switzerland: Time though
  • United Kingdom: Lucy Jones
  • Ukraine: oh Torvalds
  • Norge - Norway
  • norsk - norwegian
  • Sverige - Sweden
  • svensk - Swedish
  • Danmark - Denmark
  • dansk - danish
  • England - England
  • engelsk - english
  • Tyskland - Germany
  • tysk - german
  • Spania - Spain
  • spansk - spanish
  • Portugal - Portugal
  • portugisisk - portuguese
  • Frankrike - France
  • fransk - french
  • Finland - Finland
  • finsk - finnish
  • Italia - Italy
  • italiensk -  italian
  • Russland - Russia
  • russisk - russian
  • Polen - Poland
  • polsk - polish
  • Tyrkia - Turkey
  • tyrkisk - turkish
  • Hellas - Greece
  • gresk - greek
  • Australia - Australia
  • Østerrike - Austria
  • Brasil - Brazil
  • Canada - Canada
  • Irland - Ireland
  • Sveits - Switzerland
  • Storbritannia - United Kingdom
EUROVISION 2017 SONG TITLES IN ICELANDIC

I can’t fall asleep so I’m doing one of these

Albanía (ALBANIA) - Heimur

Armenía (ARMENIA) - Fljúgðu Með Mér

Ástralía (AUSTRALIA) - Kemur Ekki Auðveldlega

Austurríki (AUSTRIA) - Hlaupandi Á Lofti

Aserbajían (AZERBAIJAN) - Beinagrindur

Hvíta-Rússland (BELARUS) - Ævisagan Mín

Búlgaría (BULGARIA) - Falleg Óreiða

Belgía (BELGIUM) - Borgarljós

Króatía (CROATIA) - Vinur Minn

Kýpur (CYPRUS) - Þyngdarafl

Tékkneska Lýðveldið (CZECH REPUBLIC) - Komið Að Mér

SnakesDanmörk (DENMARK) - Þar Sem Ég Er

Eistland (ESTONIA) - Veróna idk, do we have a word for that?

Finnland (FINLAND) - Svartþröstur

Frakkland (FRANCE) - Requiem we don’t have a word for this

 Georgía (GEORGIA) - Halltu Í Trúna

Þýskaland (GERMANY) - Fullkomið Líf

Grikkland (GREECE) - Þetta Er Ást

Ungverjaland (HUNGARY) - Origo

Ísland (ICELAND) - Pappír/blað

Írland (IRELAND) - Dauðlangar Að Reyna

Ísrael (ISRAEL) - Mér Líður Eins og Ég Sé Á Lífi

Ítalía (ITALY) - Vestrænt Karma

Lettland (LATVIA) - Lína

Litháen (LITHUANIA) - Regn Byltingar

Makedónía (MACEDONIA) - Dansa Einn

Malta (MALTA) - Á Loftlausan Hátt

Moldóva (MOLDOVA) - Hey Mamma

Svartfjallaland (MONTENEGRO) - Geimur

SnakesNoregur (NORWAY) - Gríptu Augnablikið

Pólland (POLAND) - Vasaljós

Portúgal (PORTUGAL) - Ást Fyrir Bæði

Rúmenía (ROMANIA) - Jóðlaðu Það!

San Marínó (SAN MARINO) - Andi Næturinnar

Slóvenía (SLOVENIA) - Á Leiðinni/Á Minni Leið

Spánn (SPAIN) - Gerðu Það Fyrir Elskhuga Þinn

SnakesSvíþjóð (SWEDEN) -  Ég Get Ekki Haldið Áfram

Sviss (SWITZERLAND) - Apolló

Holland (THE NETHERLANDS) - Ljós og Skuggar

Úkraína (UKRAINE) - Tími

Stóra-Bretland (UNITED KINGDOM) - Gefast Aldrei Upp Á Þér


Nobody asked yet I provided.

Eurovision 2017 song titles in the lead vocalist's main language
  • <p> <b>Albania:</b> Botë<p/><b>Armenia:</b> թռչել ինձ հետ (t’rrch’yel indz het)<p/><b>Austria:</b> Auf Luft rennen<p/><b>Australia:</b> Don’t come easy<p/><b>Azerbaijan:</b> Skeleti<p/><b>Belgium:</b> Lumières de la ville<p/><b>Bulgaria:</b> Красива бъркотия (Krasiva bŭrkotiya)<p/><b>Belarus:</b> Гісторыя майго жыцця (Historyja majho žyccia)<p/><b>Switzerland:</b> Apollo<p/><b>Cyprus:</b> Βαρύτητα (Varýtita)<p/><b>Czech Republic:</b> Můj tah<p/><b>Germany:</b> Perfektes Leben<p/><b>Denmark:</b> Where I Am<p/><b>Estonia:</b> Verona<p/><b>Spain:</b> Hazlo por tu amante<p/><b>Finland:</b> Mustarastas<p/><b>France:</b> Requiem<p/><b>United Kingdom:</b> I Will Never Give Up On You<p/><b>Georgia:</b> შეინარჩუნე რწმენა (sheinarch’une rtsmena)<p/><b>Greece:</b> Αυτό είναι αγάπη (Aftó eínai agápi)<p/><b>Croatia:</b> Moj prijatelj<p/><b>Hungary:</b> Origo<p/><b>Ireland:</b> Dying to try<p/><b>Israel:</b> אני מרגיש חי<p/><b>Iceland:</b> Pappír<p/><b>Italy:</b> Occidentali’s Karma<p/><b>Lithuania:</b> Lietus revoliucijos<p/><b>Latvia:</b> Līnija<p/><b>Moldova:</b> Hey Mamma<p/><b>Montenegro:</b> простор (Prostor)<p/><b>Macedona:</b> танцуваат сами (Tancuvaat sami)<p/><b>Malta:</b> Breathlessly<p/><b>The Netherlands:</b> Licht en schaduwen<p/><b>Norway:</b> Grip øyeblikket<p/><b>Poland:</b> Latarka<p/><b>Portugal:</b> Amor pelos dois<p/><b>Romania:</b> Yodel-l<p/><b>Serbia:</b> Предубоко (Preduboko)<p/><b>Russia:</b> Пламя горит (Plamya gorit)<p/><b>Sweden:</b> Jag kan inte fortsätta<p/><b>Slovenia:</b> Na poti<p/><b>San Marino:</b> Spirito della notte<p/><b>Ukraine:</b> час (Chas)<p/></p>
My ESC2017 Top
  1. 🇧🇪 Belgium (x)  
  2. 🇮🇹 Italy (x)  
  3. 🇵🇹 Portugal (x)  
  4. 🇲🇰 Macedonia (x
  5. 🇫🇷 France (x
  6. 🇱🇻 Latvia (x)  
  7. 🇸🇪 Sweden (x)  
  8. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan (x)  
  9. 🇲🇪 Montenegro (x
  10. 🇷🇸 Serbia (x)  
  11. 🇧🇾 Belarus (x
  12. 🇪🇪 Estonia (x)
  13. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria (x)   
  14. 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (x
  15. 🇩🇰 Denmark (x
  16. 🇮🇪 Ireland (x)  
  17. 🇦🇺 Australia (x)  
  18. 🇦🇲 Armenia (x)  
  19. 🇮🇸 Iceland (x)  
  20. 🇦🇱 Albania (x
  21. 🇫🇮 Finland (x)  
  22. 🇮🇱 Israel (x)  
  23. 🇨🇭 Switzerland (x)  
  24. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom (x)  
  25. 🇭🇺 Hungary (x)
  26. 🇵🇱 Poland (x)
  27. 🇬🇷 Greece (x)
  28. 🇲🇩 Moldova (x
  29. 🇳🇴 Norway (x
  30. 🇩🇪 Germany (x)  
  31. 🇱🇹 Lithuania (x)  
  32. 🇷🇺 Russia (x)  
  33. 🇨🇾 Cyprus (x
  34. 🇦🇹 Austria (x)  
  35. 🇬🇪 Georgia (x)
  36. 🇨🇿 Czech Republic (x)  
  37. 🇸🇲 San Marino (x)  
  38. 🇷🇴 Romania (x
  39. 🇭🇷 Croatia (x
  40. 🇺🇦 Ukraine (x)  
  41. 🇲🇹 Malta (x
  42. 🇪🇸 Spain (x)  
  43. 🇸🇮 Slovenia (x
Football RPF Survey - Demographics

This is the first part of the Football RPF survey report. It’s the part that mainly covers the demographics of the responders. The form had a total of 202 responders, with certain sections getting more or less responses (except for the section start, none of the questions were mandatory).

What is your age?

Of the 202 participants:

  • 105 (52 %) are between the ages of 18 and 24
  • 48 (23,8%) are between the ages of 25 and 34
  • 42 (20,8%) are younger than 17
  • 6 (3%) are between 35 and 44
  • One person abstained from answering.

More under the cut

Keep reading

Eurovision 2017 song titles in German
  • (in the order as the songs are going to be featured on the official Eurovision CD)
  • Albania: Welt
  • Armenia: Flieg mit mir
  • Austria: Auf Luft rennen
  • Australia: Es fällt nicht leicht
  • Azerbaijan: Skelett
  • Belgium: Stadtlichter
  • Bulgaria: Schöne Unordnung
  • Belarus: Die Geschichte meines Lebens
  • Switzerland: Apollo
  • Cyprus: Schwerkraft
  • Czech Republic: Mein Zug
  • Germany: Perfektes Leben
  • Denmark: Wo ich bin
  • Estonia: Verona
  • Spain: Tu es für deinen Liebsten
  • Finland: Amsel
  • France: Requiem
  • United Kingdom: Ich werde dich niemals aufgeben
  • Georgia: Behalte den Glauben
  • Greece: Das ist Liebe
  • Croatia: Mein Freund
  • Hungary: Herkunft
  • Ireland: Sterben um es zu versuchen
  • Israel: Ich fühle mich lebendig
  • Iceland: Papier
  • Italy: Westliches Karma
  • Lithuania: Regen der Revolution
  • Latvia: Linie
  • Moldova: Hey Mamma
  • Montenegro: Weltraum
  • Macedona: Alleine tanzen
  • Malta: Atemlos
  • The Netherlands: Licht und Schatten
  • Norway: Den Moment schnappen
  • Poland: Taschenlampe
  • Portugal: Liebe für zwei
  • Romania: Jodel es
  • Serbia: Zu tief drin
  • Russia: Flamme brennt
  • Sweden: Ich kann nicht weitermachen
  • Slovenia: Auf meinem Weg
  • San Marino: Geist der Nacht
  • Ukraine: Zeit

so there are a lot of you on here from different states and countries, and i’m genuinely curious to know who is from where. bold which applies to you and reblog. it’s super simple and takes little time to do. you never know who could be your neighbor.

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New | Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South | Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming | Austria | Italy | Belgium | Latvia | Bulgaria | Lithuania | Croatia | Luxembourg | Cyprus | Malta | Czech Republic | Netherlands | Denmark | Poland | Estonia | Portugal | Finland | Romania | France | Slovakia | Germany | Slovenia | Greece | Spain | Hungary | Sweden | Ireland | United Kingdom | Andorra | Armenia | Azerbaijan | Belarus | Georgia | Iceland | Liechtenstein | Moldova | Monaco | Norway | Russia | San Marino | Switzerland  | Argentina| Bolivia | Brazil | Chile | Colombia | Ecuador | French Guiana | Guyana | Paraguay | Peru | Suriname | Uruguay | Venezuela | Belize | Costa Rica | El Salvador | Guatemala | Honduras | Mexico | Nicaragua | Panama | Antigua & Barbuda | Aruba | Bahamas | Barbados | Cayman Islands | Cuba | Dominica | Dominican Republic | Grenada | Guadeloupe | Haiti | Jamaica | Martinique | Puerto Rico | Saint Barthélemy | St. Kitts & Nevis | St. Lucia | St. Vincent and the Grenadines | Trinidad & Tobago | Turks & Caicos Islands | Virgin Islands | Afghanistan | Armenia | Azerbaijan | Bahrain | Bangladesh | Bhutan | Brunei | Cambodia | China | Cyprus | India | Indonesia | Iran | Iraq | Israel | Japan | Jordan | Kazakhstan | Kuwait | Kyrgyzstan | Laos | Lebanon | Malaysia | Maldives | Mongolia | Myanmar (Burma) | Nepal | North Korea | Oman | Pakistan | Palestine | Philippines | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | Singapore | South Korea | Sri Lanka | Syria | Taiwan | Tajikistan | Thailand | Timor-Leste | Turkey | Turkmenistan | United Arab Emirates (UAE) | Uzbekistan | Vietnam | Yemen | Algeria | Angola | Benin | Botswana | Burkina Faso | Burundi | Cabo Verde | Cameroon | Central African Republic (CAR) | Chad | Comoros | Democratic | Republic of the Congo | Republic of the Congo | Cote d'Ivoire | Djibouti | Egypt | Equatorial Guinea | Eritrea | Ethiopia | Gabon | Gambia | Ghana | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Kenya | Lesotho | Liberia | Libya | Madagascar | Malawi | Mali | Mauritania | Mauritius | Morocco | Mozambique | Namibia | Niger | Nigeria | Rwanda | Sao Tome and Principe | Senegal | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Somalia | South Africa | South Sudan | Sudan | Swaziland | Tanzania | Togo | Tunisia | Uganda | Zambia | Zimbabwe | Alberta | British Columbia | Manitoba | New Brunswick | Newfoundland and Labrador | Northwest Territories | Nova Scotia | Nunavut | Ontario | Prince Edward Island | Quebec | Saskatchewan | Yukon

Country tags

Australia
New Zealand
South Africa
Canada
USA

UK
Ireland
Northern Ireland
England
Scotland
Wales

Europe
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Kazakhstan
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Moldova
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine

Latin America / Caribbean
Argentina
Bahamas
Barbados
Bermuda
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Guatemala
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Puerto Rico
Trinidad & Tobago
Uruguay
Venezuela

Asia
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Cambodia
China
Guam
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Lebanon
Malaysia
Nepal
Pakistan
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
Thailand
UAE
Uzbekistan
Vietnam

Africa
Algeria
South Africa

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD

 (Okay, so it’s been a while that I think … I started writing just to get it out of my head and now I’m gone too far.
I need to share it. Stop me here, please.


So JK Rowling admitted that Salem Institute wasn’t a school. And I must admit that it doesn’t really bother me. Also, I’d like to introduce you to another school, which would hang up Oceania.


EUROPE

Howgarts :
Scotland.
- United Kingdom (England, Ireland, Scotland)
- Minerva McGONAGALL.

Durmstrang :
Scandinavia - close to a lake.
- Northern Europe (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Estonia) and the East (Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Albania, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Romania).
- Kalina MASARYK.

Beauxbâtons :
France - in the Pyrenees.
- Southern Europe (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece) and West (Austria, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland).
- Olympe MAXIME.


AMERICA

Kings Academy of Sorcery. Ilvermorny.
United States - Louisiana.
- North America (USA, Canada, Greenland, Mexico, Caribbean).
-  Zachary LEWIS : youngest director of the Kings Academy, Zachary Lewis encourages freewill and autonomy. Kings students have considerable freedom of action with few restrictions. Lack of headmaster’s severity is sometimes criticized by his peers. But Zachary Lewis puts a point of honor that its students learn for themselves the concept of respect and authority.
Trivia :
- the emblem of the academy is a “K” crown.
- the motto is « Terra non caelum mutant qui trans mare currunt » (“ crossing the sea, you change the earth, not sky”).
- the academy is surrounded by a marsh that protects against intrusions. A huge crocodile enchanted lives inside and became the school mascot.
- the Academy is based on the university model of “Greek community”.
- each community has her own residence.
- students choose themselves their community.
- each community has her motto, her principles, her codes and her representatives. Representatives manage the functioning (and harmony) within and between communities.
- there are three fraternities :
> Alpha-Rhô “excel for good” (For :ambition, excellence, merit. Against : fraud, dishonor, failure)
> Khi-Thêta “do not waste your time (,use it rightfully)” (For : solidarity, collective, loyalty, selflessness. Against : conflict, betrayal, careerism)
> Nu-Kappa-Pi “it is a cloud, that will pass” (For : talent, ease, fun, diversity. Against : killjoy, spoilsport, wet blanket, party pooper…)
- three sororities :
> Omicron-Epsilon-Delta “which had to be proven“  (For : hard work, learning, rightness, mutual aid. Against : deception, violence)
> Lambda- Sigma “speech is the shadow of the act”  (For : discovery, franchise, action, the will and courage. Against : cowardice, lying, imposture)
> Kappa-Delta “new ideas”  (For : justice, duty, equality, determination. Against : inequity, abuse, bias)
- and three mixed :
>Sigma-Mu “with the mind” (For : knowledge by theory, discernment, raw intelligence, firmness.  Against : ignorance, narrow minds)
>Iota-Khi “with the hand” (For : knowledge through practice, cooperation, perseverance, creativity. Against : resignation)
> Gamma-Lambda “know thyself”  (For those who do not want or were not able to choose membership).
- each community has a representative and all representatives form the Committee.
- all the events are organized by the Committee (apportionment of new students, club management, sports events and festivities). They also deal with the application of sanctions. They are responsible for relationship between students, teachers and the headmaster.
- the committee also organizes events to maintain the rivalry between communities.
- at the end of each year, teachers vote for the community that has been most effective and the elected community becomes the “primary community” (inter alia, the community has authority over all decisions).

Enganolho Brazilian School of Magic, Castelobruxo.
Brazil - Bahia.
- South America (Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Guyana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay USA, Argentina).
- Hélio FORTES : Man of spirit and Sorcerer recognized for having studied temporal paradoxes.It’s the Minister of the Brazilian magic who asked him in person to take the place of headmaster of Enganolho. The School is in decline since its last director ; everyone think that Helio Fortes is the only one able to restore it to its former glory. Defy that he’s ready to take up.
Trivia :
- schools promote school exchanges.
- School is perched in trees.


OCEANIA

School of Onopwulopwul.
Pacific Ocean - somewhere in Micronesia.
- Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
- Koa NAOI : descendant of a famous clan of sorcerers and concerned about the magical heritage,Koa Naoi makes every effort to make the magical diversity being well represented in his school. Thus, in addition to Western standards, Onopwulopwul teaches the magical practices of each of Oceania Culture.
Trivia :
- motto’s school is :  “Ehu Mohngiong Mehlel, Ehu Poliwar Kala “ (translatable as “an honest heart, a proud body”).
- the school is situated on a crescent-shaped island. Extremities are so close to each other they would form almost a circle.
- the extremities of the island mark the entry of Onopwulopwul. They are littered by two statues representing the school’s founder : twins Olisihpa and Olosohpa.
- there is a tiny volcano where lives lavapeople. there is a large bay named the Usu Bay (the Star Bay).
- the school is mostly under water in the bay. dorms, break room and refectory are overwater bungalows.
- Onopwulopwul is the school with the most lessons.
- therefore it begins at age 10 and ended at 18.
- the schooling is divided into 3 stages :
> theoretical classes (Muggles Studies, Herbology, History of Magic, Astronomy Mythology Knowledge of Tribes, Potion) from the 1st to the 5th year (with a similar review to OWL).
> practical classes (Potions, Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Elsewhere’s Magic, Care of Magical Creatures, Transfiguration, Transfiguration) from the 3rd to the 7th year (with a similar review to OWL).
> qualifications classes (Defense Against the Dark Arts, Elsewhere’s  Magic, Care of Magical Creatures, Care of Sorcerer, Ancient Arts, Knowledge of Tribes, History of Magic, Runes, Arithmancy, Transfiguration, Potion, Magical Theory) from 6th to 9th grade (with a similar review to NEWT). Qualifications Classes are a kind of preparatory class for future trades.
- the school encourages sport (Muggles and wizards). They can swim in the bay without exceeding the statues of the founders.
- there are no clubs. students do what they want with their free time.
- sometimes the teachers take students on excursions during weekends and/or holidays.
- they visit the island, neighboring islands, sometimes even surrounding countries.


AFRICA

Uagadou School of Magic.
South Africa - Uganda
- Africa (all) and West in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Yemen, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Armenia, Syria).
-  the Board : is made up of five individuals whose achievements are recognized internationnalement. Together they govern Uagadou: choose subjects to be taught; the students; extra school activities; and even meals. The board changes only when one dies and the replacement is selected unanimously.
Trivia :
- school is hidden underground.
- This is the oldest school of magic and the largest school in the world.
- the Board accepts that the students of their choice.
- they select students via dream messenger which left a token in children’s hands while they slept.
- the token is a Portkey that allows them to enter in the school.
- it’s possible to study ancient magic (the “forgotten magics”).
- the guardians / protectors of school are zombies.


ASIA

Academy of Sïkhanéjādū.
India - Satpura National Park
- Central Asia (India, Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan).
- Aman VAGHELA et Idha BHATTI : Aman Vaghela is a sorcerer from the highest caste in India. He protested against lack of means given lower castes to study magic. First member of the Wizengamot with his wife, Idha Bhatti, he decided to become headmaster of Sïkhanéjādū to change attitudes and offer a chance to study to all - no matter their ages or their families. Having taken a vow of silence, it’s that wife who is “the spokeswoman of the voiceless”.
Trivia :
- Sïkhanéjādū’s emblem is a peacock spreading its tail.
- anyone can attend classes, regardless of age or social caste.
- the diploma is obtained by accumulation of “units”. To validate a diploma, you need a minimum of 1500 units. The maximum is 3000 units.
- each topic is worth units. (ex : Charms maximum value is 500 U)
- for validating a topic, you must obtain a minimum of Units. (ex : to validate the course of Charm, you need minimum 400 U)
- required courses are : Charms ; Defence Against the Dark Arts (300 U. min - 500 U. max) ; History of Magic (200 U min - 500 U max). [those courses are validated in seven years.]
- complementary courses are : Applied Magic/Magical Theory (120 U min - 240 U max) ; Ancient Arts (200 U min - 240 U max) [are validated both in 4 years] ; Arithmancy (200 U min - 240 U max) [is validated in 5 years].
- optional courses are : Herbology (90 U min - 180 U max) ; Potions (90 U min - 180 U max) [are validated in 5 years] ;  Care of Magical Creatures/Dressage (160 U min - 180 U max) [is validated in 4 years] ;  Apparition (170 U min  - 180 U max) [is validated in 1 year].
- facultative courses are : Muggle Studies  ( 12 U min - 20 U max) [is validated in 4 years] ; Flying (10 U min - 20 U max) [is validated in 1 years + 1 year of flight applied] ; Meditation (10 U min - 20 U max) [is validated in 5 years]
- courses under conditions : Legilimency, Occlumency, Transfiguration. These are qualifications and they reported no Units.
- there are clubs : Astronomy; Duel; Dance; Music; Poetry; Sports ; Art…

Koldovstoretz School.
Russia - Siberian plateau
- North Asia (Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Mongolia) (+ the muggle-borns not allowed to Durmstrang).
- Anatoli STALRUK (Anatoli Steel Hands) : man of action and competent sorcerer, Anatolia became headmaster of Koldovstoretz by default. Former Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, it was his older brother (the Minister of Russian Magic, Nikolai STALGLAVA, aka Nikolai Steel Head) who appoints the Headmaster. Leaving joyfully to his paperwork to his sub-alternates, Anatoli prefers having fun in the corridors of the huge school, looking to disrupt classes and students to challenge. He has no policy and leaves full responsibility of education to his teachers and deputy headmaster.
Trivia :
- Koldovstoretz is the second largest school in the world both in terms of space of student numbers.
- the school was remodeled by the famous Baba Yaga.
- schools can literally move to prevent it being found.
- the school has a hymn (students love to sing).
- students are very patriotic to their school
- many parties are organized by students.
- Koldovstoretz welcomes the muggle-borns are not allowed to Durmstrang.
- of school is at the heart of a constant blizzard preventing anyone from approaching.
- the students go to school by sled (similar to the Knight Bus).
- teachers and sometimes the director eat the same tables as students.
- most of the time, students are left to themselves and younger dependent on the benevolence of their elders.
- Inuit living in Siberia study their own magic but they must pass regulatory reviews of Koldovstoretz to be recognized by the Ministry.
- it’s possible to study black magic.
- pets are not officially allowed.
- they play a version of Quidditch where they fly on entire, uprooted trees instead of broomsticks.

Mahoutokoro School of Magic.
Japan - Aichi Prefecture  Volcanic island of Minami Iwo Jima
- South Asia (Japan, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand)
- TOKUGAWA Danjo : descendant of the Matsudaira clan, founder of Mahoutokoro. Danjo Tokugawa is a stocky men, bald and fat. Severe in his instruction, he only wants the best of his students and doesn’t hesitate to exclude those who are not up to par.
Trivia :
- the school blazon is the Matsudaira clan’s “Mon”(circle around three Hollyhock leaves).
- only a member of the Tokugawa clan get the post of Headmaster / Headmistress.
- the school is formed by islets connected by bridges.
- there are a total of 11 islets : one building for the headmaster and teachers (school entry) ; one for the main building (classrooms and library) ; two dormitories (one for girls and one for boys) ; one for kitchens ; five for gardens ; and finally, a last which serves as training ground.
- in the most remote islet of gardens find a temple with a Go-Shinboku planted since the school’s founding.
- tutor system (senpei / kohai) is very present.
- students address their teachers by calling them “sensei”.
- the school is known for its large number of non-human spiritous apparition.
- even if everyone can follow any topic, some are qualify as feminin and other as masculin and it’s frowned upon to depart from the rule.
- even if everyone is accepted, students have to merit their places in school.
- school organizes annual sports festival. (Headmaster annually invites other schools to participate even if the answer was always negative.)
- the tests are : obstacle course; hunting flag; duel; demonstration ; Quidditch 

Móshùdifang, Institute of magic.
China - Guilin
- Central Asia (China, Korea, Tibet)
- XIE An : Madam Xie An is known internationally for having fought and tamed a dragon. Respectable Seers and apprentive of the most powerful Chinese sorcerer : she inherits his position as headmistress in place of the second apprentice (and newly Minister of Magic Chinese). She creates an atmosphere of mutual aid between students and encourages working group. She is very proud of his school and its students. She doesn’t like the current headmaster of Mahoutokoro.
Trivia :
- Móshùdifang’s blazon is a dragon surrounding the sinogramme of  "magic" and “place” in the center of a hexagon.
- it’s the second oldest school of magic.
- school starts at twelve years and lasts six years.
- the school is located atop a hill.
- each generation of students is supervised by a “governess” to guide them through their entire schooling.
- the tower that serves as a dormitory is organized so that each stage represents a year.
- the school specializes in enchantments and divination.


I may or may not begin a story (that I probably never finish) for each of these schools …

Result of the draw for the European WC Qualifiers

Group 1: England, Russia, Wales, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan
Group 2: Switzerland, Scotland, Poland, Belarus, Albania
Group 3: Norway, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Northern Ireland
Group 4: Sweden, Denmark, Ukraine, Hungary, Croatia
Group 5: Germany, Iceland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Faroe Islands
Group 6: Italy, Belgium, Romania, Portugal, Moldova
Group 7: Spain, Austria, Finland, Serbia, Israel

  • hosts (France) have already qualified
  • eight spots open for qualification
  • seven winners of their respective group earn a spot
  • the top four runners-up that acquired the best record against the other three teams in their group then face off against each other in a playoff for the last spot
  • Qualifying group stage: 11 Sept 2017 – 4 Sept 2018
  • Play-off draw: Sept 2018, Nyon
  • Play-off semis: 1–9 Oct 2018
  • Play-off final: 5–13 Nov 2018
Countries ruled by...:

Did you know that countries and cities are ruled by zodiac signs?

A natal chart or birth chart is produced for a place when it’s founded or established. For instance Great Britain’s ‘birthday’ is the 25thDecemeber 1066, so it’s Capricorn. Greece and the Greek Islands are ruled by Venus, and are associated with Taurus and Libra. Scotland is a country associated with Cancer, characterised by it’s clans – tribes of families…

ARIES: 

England, Germany, Poland, Palestine, Israel, Syria, Lithuania

TAURUS:

Tasmania, Cyprus, Ireland, Switzerland, Capri, Rhodes, the Greek Islands

GEMINI:

Belgium, Iceland, Sardinia, Morocco, Wales, Tunisia

CANCER:

Holland, USA, Paraguay, Scotland, New Zealand

LEO:

France, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Sicily, Madagascar, Zanzibar

VIRGO:

Brazil, Greece, Switzerland, Turkey, Crete, Uruguay, West Indies

LIBRA:

Argentina, Austria, Burma, Canada, China, Japan, Siberia, Tibet

SCORPIO:

Finland, Bavaria, Norway, Morocco, Queensland, Korea, Syria, the Transvaal

SAGITTARIUS:

Australia, Chile, Hungary, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain

CAPRICORN:

Bulgaria, Mexico, UK, Albania, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Lithuania, India

AQUARIUS:

Iran, Russia, Sweden, Syria, Ethiopia

PISCES:

Egypt, Normandy, North Africa, Portugal, Samoa, Scandinavia

United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama
Haiti, Jamaica, Peru,
Republic Dominican, Cuba, Carribean
Greenland, El Salvador too.
Puerto Rico, Columbia, Venezuela
Honduras, Guyana, and still,
Guatemala, Bolivia, then Argentina
And Ecuador, Chile, Brazil.
Costa Rica, Belize, Nicaragua, Bermuda
Bahamas, Tobago, San Juan,
Paraguay, Uruguay, Surinam
And French Guiana, Barbados, and Guam.

Norway, and Sweden, and Iceland, and Finland
And Germany now one piece,
Switzerland, Austria, Czechoslovakia
Italy, Turkey, and Greece.
Poland, Romania, Scotland, Albania
Ireland, Russia, Oman,
Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia
Hungary, Cyprus, Iraq, and Iran.
There’s Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan
Both Yemens, Kuwait, and Bahrain,
The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Portugal
France, England, Denmark, and Spain.

India, Pakistan, Burma, Afghanistan
Thailand, Nepal, and Bhutan,
Kampuchea, Malaysia, then Bangladesh (Asia)
And China, Korea, Japan.
Mongolia, Laos, and Tibet, Indonesia
The Philippine Islands, Taiwan,
Sri Lanka, New Guinea, Sumatra, New Zealand
Then Borneo, and Vietnam.
Tunisia, Morocco, Uganda, Angola
Zimbabwe, Djibouti, Botswana,
Mozambique, Zambia, Swaziland, Gambia
Guinea, Algeria, Ghana.

Burundi, Lesotho, and Malawi, Togo
The Spanish Sahara is gone,
Niger, Nigeria, Chad, and Liberia
Egypt, Benin, and Gabon.
Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya, and Mali
Sierra Leone, and Algiers,
Dahomey, Namibia, Senegal, Libya
Cameroon, Congo, Zaire.
Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar
Rwanda, Mahore, and Cayman,
Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Yugoslavia…
Crete, Mauritania
Then Transylvania,
Monaco, Liechtenstein
Malta, and Palestine,
Fiji, Australia, Sudan

—  Yakko Warner
My Pre-show Top 42

1. Serbia
2. Macedonia
3. Cyprus
4. Finland
5. Austria
6. Armenia
7. Italy
8. Azerbaijan
9. Hungary
10. Belgium
11. Denmark
12. France
13. Norway
14. Lithuania
15. Iceland
16. Israel
17. Switzerland
18. United Kingdom
19. Albania
20. Belarus
21. Sweden
22. Australia
23. Bulgaria
24. Czechia
25. Ireland
26. Germany
27. San Marino
28. Ukraine
29. Georgia
30. Estonia
31. Netherlands
32. Montenegro
33. Spain
34. Poland
35. Latvia
36. Romania
37. Greece
38. Moldova
39. Malta
40. Croatia
41. Slovenia
42. Portugal