An Exceptional Woman / Une femme d’exception

Noreen Riols When Winston Churchill suggested the need to jaw-jaw rather than to war-war, Noreen Riols, member of Churchill’s Secret Army during WW2, agreed. She is the only surviving female member of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) Section F (France), part of the UK Secret Service during the war. Educated at the Lycée Français, London, recruited by SOE at barely 18, for everyone, including her parents, she was employed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fish! In reality, she was helping to train agents preparatory to their being dropped behind…

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Back in the day / Autrefois

The idea for a day of international happiness came from Jayme Illien, an Indian businessman, philanthropist and special adviser to the United Nations (UN). Unanimously accepted by UN delegates in 2012, the first International Day of Happiness was 20th March 2013. Ban Ki Moon former UN Secretary General said, “Happiness for the human family is one of the main goals of the UN.” C’est Jayme Illien, homme d’affaires indien, philanthrope et conseiller spécial auprès des Nations Unies (ONU) qui a eu l’idée de la Journée internationale du bonheur. Acceptée, à…

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