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Cancer test ‘Jolie effect’ found


Cancer test ‘Jolie effect’ found http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29251765

Judge overturns legal aid change


Judge overturns legal aid change http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29283993

UK gives Ebola aid to Sierra Leone


UK gives Ebola aid to Sierra Leone http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29276786

Ukraine exits next year’s Eurovision


Ukraine exits next year’s Eurovision http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29280319

White House in anti sex-assault push


White House in anti sex-assault push http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29282507

Guilty plea in US embassy bombings


Guilty plea in US embassy bombings http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29282510

Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro Overture (K.492) – Wiener Symphoniker – Fabio Luisi : make music part of your life series


Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro Overture (K.492) – Wiener Symphoniker – Fabio Luisi (HD)

Edward Elgar – Allegro for strings, Op.47 & Serenade for strings, Op.20: make music part of your life series


Edward Elgar – Allegro for strings, Op.47 & Serenade for strings, Op.20

Saint of the Day for Friday, September 19th, 2014: St. Januarius


Image of St. Januarius

St. Januarius

St. Januarius was born in Italy and was bishop of Benevento during the Emperor Diocletion persecution. Bishop Januarius went to visit two deacons and two laymen in prison. He was then also imprison … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Feast of San Gennaro


Feast of San Gennaro

San Gennaro, or St. Januarius, 4th-century bishop of Benevento, is the patron saint of Naples, Italy. He is said to have survived a fiery furnace and a den of wild beasts before being beheaded during the reign of Diocletian. His body was brought to Naples, along with a vial containing some of his blood. The congealed blood, preserved since that time in the Cathedral of San Gennaro, is claimed to liquefy on the anniversary of his death each year—an event that has drawn crowds to Naples since 1389. More… Discuss

quotation: To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence. Sun Tzu


To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.

Sun Tzu (544 BC-496 BC) Discuss

today’s birthday: Mika Waltari (1908)


Mika Waltari (1908)

Finnish author Mika Waltari is best known for his 1945 historical novel The Egyptian, which is set during the reign of the Pharaoh Akhenaten and was hailed by Egyptologists for its accuracy in describing ancient Egyptian life. The themes explored in the book struck a chord with readers in the aftermath of World War II, and it became an international bestseller, serving as the basis for the 1954 Hollywood movie of the same name. Where—and when—are some of his other historical novels set? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Churchill Proposes Creation of Council of Europe (1946)


Churchill Proposes Creation of Council of Europe (1946)

After World War II, a strong revulsion to national rivalries developed in Europe. Speaking at the University of Zurich on September 19, 1946, Winston Churchill urged European states to establish a “United States of Europe,” and his speech helped spur the creation of the Council of Europe in 1949. The Council works to promote unity between its members, defend human rights, and increase social and economic progress. Today, it has 47 member nations. Which European states have not joined? More… Discuss

Richard III’s Remains Reveal Brutal Battle Wounds


Richard III’s Remains Reveal Brutal Battle Wounds

Analysis of the remains of King Richard III, discovered under a Leicester parking lot in 2012, lends credence to historical accounts of his final battle. Computed tomography (CT) scans and micro-CT imaging have revealed injuries he sustained from blows to his head and body on that fateful day in 1485. The extensive injuries to his skull suggest that he was not wearing a helmet, while the lack of defensive injuries on his arms and hands indicates that he was otherwise still armor-clad. More… Discuss

Machu Picchu


Machu Picchu

Perhaps the most spectacular ruin in the Americas, Machu Picchu is an ancient Incan fortress city in Peru. Once the retreat of an Incan ruler, the terraced city is perched upon a narrow saddle between two sharp peaks high in the Andes Mountains and sprawls across 5 square miles (13 sq km). Rediscovered in 1911, it is one of the largest and most intact pre-Columbian sites yet found and contains rare examples of religious monuments. What does “Machu Picchu” mean in the Quechua language? More… Discuss

word: inured


inured

Definition: (adjective) Made tough by habitual exposure.
Synonyms: hardened
Usage: Doctors become inured to death. Discuss.

Clashes in Yemen capital Sanaa


Clashes in Yemen capital Sanaa http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29275891

Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds


Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29277840

3D printer telescope snaps moon pics


3D printer telescope snaps moon pics http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-29244429

Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown


Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29264550

Google, Apple to encrypt by default


Google, Apple to encrypt by default http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29276955

Google, Apple to encrypt by default


Google, Apple to encrypt by default http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29276955

French launch first strikes on IS


French launch first strikes on IS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29277630

Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola | The Kansas City Star


http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article2148592.html

Polish theatre dedicated to Shakespeare


Polish theatre dedicated to Shakespeare http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29250459

Just what exactly is Freudian?


Just what exactly is Freudian? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29251040

The father of 26 preaching birth control


The father of 26 preaching birth control http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29258844

Australia boosts parliament security


Australia boosts parliament security http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29267748

Scotland to reject independence – BBC


Scotland to reject independence – BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-29270441

She’s #photographing the Gateway to #DeathValley: Artbound (@KCETArtbound) what I would call “death Valley Green”


Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92: make music part of your life series


Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92

Quintet in G minor Op. 49 by Enrique Granados: make music part ofyour life series


Quintet in G minor Op. 49 by Enrique Granados
I. Allegro

Maria Overman, Susanna Haley, violins
Gina Lee, viola
Anna Conway, violoncello
Heliqiong Sun, piano

Georges Bizet – Petite suite d’orchestre. Jeux d’enfants: make music part of your life series


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Georges Bizet – Petite suite d’orchestre. Jeux d’enfants

Iran ‘must up IAEA co-operation’


Iran ‘must up IAEA co-operation’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29248244

Obama praises ‘excellent’ Poroshenko


Obama praises ‘excellent’ Poroshenko http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29262362

Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel


Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29253796

Forest land rights need global focus


Forest land rights need global focus http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29254051

Obama directs federal agencies to ramp up efforts to deal with antibiotic resistance – The Washington Post


http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/obama-directs-federal-agencies-to-ramp-up-efforts-to-deal-with-antibiotic-resistance/2014/09/18/581d2b70-3f56-11e4-9587-5dafd96295f0_story.html?tid=hpModule_9d3add6c-8a79-11e2-98d9-3012c1cd8d1e

Crest to remove harmful microbeads from toothpaste


http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/health/2014/09/18/crest-microbeads-toothpaste/15850189/

Bodies Found After Ebola Health Care Workers Go Missing In Guinea (UPDATES)


http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5845140

Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0HD2Q920140919?irpc=932

Home Depot confirms breach of 56 million credit-card holders | Business & Technology | The Seattle Times


http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2024575208_homedepotbreachxml.html

U.S. Faces Tough Struggle on Ground to Oust ISIS – NYTimes.com


http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/19/world/middleeast/us-faces-tough-struggle-on-ground-to-oust-isis.html?_r=0&referrer=

Chile workers get ‘mandatory’ holiday


Chile workers get ‘mandatory’ holiday http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29259347

Flautist Galway wins lifetime award


Flautist Galway wins lifetime award http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29251505

French MSF worker contracts Ebola


French MSF worker contracts Ebola http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29252928

Malta rejects ship over Ebola fears


Malta rejects ship over Ebola fears http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29257619

Nick Cave becomes reluctant film star


Nick Cave becomes reluctant film star http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29226415

Who are Australia’s radicalised Muslims?


Who are Australia’s radicalised Muslims? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29249462

Who will combat Islamic State?


Who will combat Islamic State? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29260015