Fabulous Performances: Sayaka Shoji – Tchaikovsky : Violin Concerto in D major op.35 (YouTube Viral – 2,429,203 [posted: Oct 14, 2011]


Sayaka Shoji is the first Japanese and youngest winner at the Paganini Competition in Genoa in 1999.
She was born into an artistic family and spent her childhood in Siena, Italy. She studied at Hochschule für Musik Köln under Zakhar Bron and graduated in 2004. Her other teachers have included Sashko Gawrillow, Uto Ughi and Shlomo Mintz.

Zubin Mehta has been her strong supporter. When Shoji auditioned for him in 2000, he immediately changed his schedule in order to make her first recording with the Israel Philharmonic possible in the following month, then invited her to perform with Bavarian State Opera and Los Angeles Philharmonic. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

New at euzicasa: Valentina Lisitsa – Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No 12

[Quelle: Servus TV]

“The summer has finally arrived to Paris: balmy 30 degrees, sweaty tourists…. It is even more amazing that the moment music begins sounding all those people who a minute ago were hurrying along busily , those people suddenly stop in their tracks and dive into the magic of sound, like it was a cool pool. Enjoy this short report for http://www.streetpianos.com and next time you suddenly hear piano sounds on a hot summer day on a street – it’s not an aural mirage , it’s for real – come and join in !” Continue reading

WordPress.com: Should “Settings” Be Your Choice? (Please take part in this important survey)

I have recently experienced some unwanted activity on my website. To be more specific, some of the followers have associated with you too, my very welcome and followers.

In today’s world ,  I should think that the most fundamental right as a blog administrator would be to decides, upon revising the content who will, or not be approved to become your blogging family.
As I requested several times and through different avenues, WordPress.com so far dismissed my requests to implement Setting choices, allowing us to decide who will, or will not follow us, based upon subject matter, interests, language, and so many other valid criteria in existence here at WordPress.com.  

At this time WordPress.com has no way to allow us the choice of moderating access, compared to Twitter, or even Facebook.

I think that Twitter services have a direct, easy to use, friendly way of empowering a member to freedom of association, and everyone of us is entitled to, without having o ask WordPress.com administration to do that for us upon request (which as I said earlier does not work, or even worse to have to directly contact such followers, which is beneath me (at least).

Here is how Twitter deal with this issue, at a immediate action of the twitter user (highlighted in yellow): 

Twitter v. WordPress Settings

Twitter v. WordPress Settings

Following is a Poll (my first) asking for your input in this issue, and the question is:

“Should the administrator of a WordPress.com be allowed to decide upon the membership at their site?”

Should you need further clarification on this matter, please feel free to comment, before voting! 

Thank you Friends! (as you can see this is NOT about you, it is about us all, I am sure you can too see why

Following is one example for the reasons I requested that word.press.com, allow for administrators’ settings. It would save time, and allow one the peace and tranquility of not having to interact with unwitty profane and vulgar characters!

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Air bridge overheadWelcome to: euzicasa.wordpress.com 

        This website is about art, artists and the way some of them  have influenced my whole life.
If at times the content may seem nostalgic, is only when it resonate in quality, in message and in power to influence human knowledge of one’s feelings.
        I am reminded of the little time we have to meditate upon the beauty around us, in an infinity of forms.
It is a duty, I think to share values, like leaflets over a monotonous life, and troubled civilization, away from the roll of coins that cannot buy neither a soul, nor that which makes us human.
        So happy trails, and I hope you too will find something in theses pages that you’ll like to share with others.

Thank You Friends,

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Danee Robinson – Debussy’s 1883 “Mandoline”, L 29 (The poem of Paul Verlaine)

Danee Robinson is gifted with a pure, soprano angelic voice. She is an evolving presence in the world of classical music, and is getting more and more attention in the world of music, from an ever larger audience. 

How to describe in words her presence in the universe that’s larger than any imagination, the universe of music:

‘I am therefore I sing’

I feel  her  message  throughout her musical career, in her album “Canto di Gioia” (Song of Joy) on stage, and in this beautiful interpretation of “Mandoline”, composed by Claude Debussy, in 1883, for piano and soloist on the poem of Paul Verlaine. A composition exuding youth, and its capacity of playfulness, freedom and happyness…Of love everlasting. Continue reading

This Day in History: Oscar Wilde’s Libel Case Begins (1895)

This Day in History:
Oscar Wilde’s Libel Case Begins (1895)

When the marquess of Queensbury became convinced that his son, Alfred Douglas, was having an affair with Wilde, he began to rail against the author and playwright, publicly accusing Wilde of sodomy, a crime at the time. At Douglas’s urging, Wilde sued the marquess for libel. He not only lost the case, but was in turn charged with homosexual offenses and arrested. Wilde was convicted in an internationally notorious trial and served two years hard labor. What did he write while in prison? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Victor Hugo

Quote of the Day:
Victor Hugo

The man who is not loved hovers like a vulture over the sweetheart of others. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Interpretation of Dreams

Article of the Day:
The Interpretation of Dreams

Dr. Sigmund Freud introduced his authoritative theory on why people dream and the true meaning of these dreams in his 1899 book The Interpretation of Dreams. In Freud’s view, all dreams are a form of wish fulfillment. They are the expression of desires that are ordinarily repressed—meaning hidden from consciousness—because they represent forbidden impulses. Even then, they are distorted and disguised so as to be acceptable to the conscious mind. How many times did Freud revise his book? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: have had (one’s) chips

Idiom of the Day:
have had (one’s) chips

To be defeated; to fail completely; to die or be killed. A reference to chips (small plastic disks) used to make wagers when gambling. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: decollate

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) To behead.

Synonyms: decapitate

Usage: King Louis XVI was decollated by means of a guillotine in 1793.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch




Ofiţer de intelligence israelian: Oraşul Wuhan ar avea două laboratoare care sunt implicate în dezvoltarea de arme biologice Conform unor rapoarte de intelligence, în Wuhan ar exista nu unul ci două laboratoare

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Ofiţer de intelligence israelian: Oraşul Wuhan ar avea două laboratoare care sunt implicate în dezvoltarea de arme biologice
Conform unor rapoarte de intelligence, în Wuhan ar exista nu unul ci două laboratoare implicate în programe biologice militare

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Potrivit unui expert israelian în război biologic, epidemia mortală de virus răspândit la nivel mondial ar putea avea originile într-un laborator din Wuhan legat de programul de arme biologice al Chinei arată publicaţia Washington Times.

În această săptămână, Radio Free Asia a redifuzat un raport al unui post local de televiziune din Wuhan transmis iniţial în 2015, care vorbea despre cel mai avansat laborator de cercetare de virologie din China, cunoscut sub numele de Institutul de Virologie Wuhan.

Laboratorul este singura unitate declarată de China acreditată să lucreze cu viruşi letali.

Dany Shoham, fost ofiţer de informaţii militare israeliene care a studiat războiul biologic chinez, a declarat că institutul este legat de programul de arme biologice secret al Beijing-ului.

“Anumite laboratoare din institut au fost probabil angajate, din punct de vedere al cercetării şi dezvoltării, în dezvoltarea de [arme biologice] chineze, cel puţin colateral, dar nu ca centru al războiului biologic propriu zis”, a declarat domnul Shoham pentru The Washington Times.

Operaţiunile cu armele biologice ale Chinei sunt parte dintr-un program dual civil-militar şi sunt „cu siguranţă secrete”, a spus el într-un e-mail.

Shoham are doctoratul în microbiologie medicală. Din 1970 până în 1991 a fost analist senior de informaţii militare israeliene pentru război biologic şi chimic în Orientul Mijlociu şi în întreaga lume, deţinând gradul de locotenent colonel.

China a negat în trecut că deţine arme biologice ofensive. Departamentul de Stat, într-un raport de anul trecut, a declarat că suspectează angajarea regimului comunist chinez în programe secrete de război biologic, conform Washington Post.

Până în prezent, autorităţile chineze au spus că originea coronavirusului care a ucis şi a infectat mii de persoane (conform datelor oficiale) în provincia centrală Hubei nu este cunoscută.

Gao Fu, directorul Centrului chinez pentru controlul şi prevenirea bolilor, a declarat joi, că semnele iniţiale au indicat că virusul provine de la animale sălbatice vândute pe o piaţă de fructe de mare din Wuhan.

Un semn sigur că regimul chinez începe o operaţiune de dezinformare este că, cu câteva săptămâni în urmă, au început să circule pe Internetul chinez zvonuri care susţineau că virusul face parte dintr-o conspiraţie a SUA pentru a răspândi armele biologice. Asemenea campanii de zvonuri sunt – ca de altfel întregul sistem de media socială – sub controlul total al regimului chinez.

Campania de dezinformare ar putea indica faptul că Beijingul pregăteşte un război informaţional pentru a contracara acuzaţii ulterioare că noul virus a scăpat din unul dintre laboratoarele de cercetare civile sau militare din Wuhan.

Institutul Wuhan a studiat coronavirusurile în trecut, inclusiv tulpina care cauzează sindromul respirator sever acut sau SARS, virusul gripal H5N1, encefalita japoneză şi febra dengue. Cercetătorii de la institut au studiat, de asemenea, germenul care provoacă antrax – un agent biologic dezvoltat pe vremuri de Rusia.

„Coronavirusurile (în special SARS) au fost studiate în institut şi se află probabil acolo”, a spus el. „SARS este inclus în programul chinez de război biologic, în general, şi este ţinut în mai multe laboratoare din China”.

Nu se ştie dacă gama de coronavirusuri a institutului este inclusă în programul de arme biologice, dar este posibil, a spus colonelul.

Întrebat dacă este posibil ca virusul Wuhan să se fi scurs, Shoham a spus: „În principiu, infiltrarea externă a virusului ar putea avea loc fie ca scurgere, fie ca o infecţie interioară neobservată a unei persoane care ieşea în mod normal din unitatea respectivă. Acesta ar fi putut fi cazul Institutului de Virologie Wuhan, dar până în prezent nu există dovezi sau indicaţii pentru un astfel de incident.”

După găsirea amprentei genetice a noului coronavirus, ar putea fi posibilă determinarea sau sugerarea originii sau sursei sale.

Shoham, care în prezent lucrează la Centrul de Studii Strategice Begin-Sadat de la Universitatea Bar Ilan din Israel, a declarat că institutul de virologie este singurul sit declarat în China de nivel 4, un statut care indică cele mai stricte standarde de siguranţă pentru a împiedica răspândirea celor mai periculoşi şi exotici germeni patogeni.

Fostul medic israelian cu activitate în intelligence-ul militar a declarat că au existat suspiciuni cu privire la Institutul de Virologie din Wuhan, când un grup de virologi chinezi care lucrau în Canada au trimis în mod necorespunzător probe în China despre unele dintre cele mai mortale virusuri de pe pământ, inclusiv virusul Ebola.

Într-un articol din iulie în jurnalul Institutul pentru Studii şi Analize ale Apărării, Shoham a spus că institutul Wuhan este unul dintre cele patru laboratoare chineze angajate în unele aspecte ale dezvoltării armelor biologice.

El a identificat laboratorul securizat de biosecuritate Wuhan din cadrul institutului ca angajat în cercetări asupra virusurilor cu febra hemoragică Ebola, Nipah şi Crimeea-Congo.

Institutul de virologie Wuhan se află sub egida Academiei Chineze de Ştiinţe. Dar anumite laboratoare din cadrul acestuia „au legătură cu armata sau structuri legate de războiul biologic din cadrul armatei”, a afirmat el.

În 1993, China a declarat o a doua instalaţie, Institutul de Produse Biologice Wuhan, ca una dintre cele opt laboratoare de cercetare în domeniul războiului biologic acoperite de Convenţia asupra armelor biologice (BWC), la care China s-a alăturat în 1985.

Institutul Wuhan de Produse Biologice este un laborator “civil”, dar este legat de armată şi a fost considerat implicat în programul chinez de război biologic, conform declaraţiilor colonelului Shoham.

Vaccinul Chinei împotriva SARS este probabil produs acolo, conform declaraţiilor colonelului israelian. „Aceasta înseamnă că virusul SARS este păstrat acolo, dar nu este un nou coronavirus, cu excepţia cazului în care tulpina iniţială a fost modificată, ceea ce nu este clar că s-a întâmplat şi nu poate fi speculat în acest moment”, a spus el.

Raportul anual al Departamentului de Stat privind respectarea tratatelor militare afirma anul trecut că regimul comunist chinez s-a angajat în activităţi care ar putea susţine războiul biologic.

„Informaţiile indică faptul că Republica Populară Chineză s-a angajat în perioada de raportare în activităţi biologice cu aplicaţii potenţiale cu dublă utilizare, ceea ce ridică îngrijorări cu privire la respectarea de către aceasta a convenţiilor privind războiul biologic, a spus raportul, adăugând că Statele Unite suspectează că Beijingul nu a eliminat programul de război biologic, conform cerinţelor tratatului.

Laboratorul de biosecuritate este situat la aproximativ 30 de km de piaţa de fructe din Hunan despre care unele rapoarte locale susţin că ar fi focarul epidemiei actuale.

Medicul microbiolog Dr. Richard Ebright, de la Universitatea Rutgers, a declarat pentru Daily Mail din Londra că „în acest moment nu există niciun motiv de suspiciune”, că laboratorul din Wuhan ar fi legat de focarul virusului.

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Horoscope♉: 04/01/2020


Freedom is a key aspect of life today, Taurus. You might find that your brain wants to break free and pursue more independent ways of thinking. Don’t worry if such ways of thinking lead you into unknown territory. This is a sign that this is probably where you need to be. Your witty banter could take a sudden twist that surprises both you and the people you’re talking to.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Pascua Florida Day

Today’s Holiday:
Pascua Florida Day

Although no one knows for certain the date on which Ponce de León landed at Florida in 1513, it is widely believed that he first stepped ashore on April 2. He named the land Pascua Florida because it was Eastertime. Pascua is a Spanish word meaning “Easter,” and Florida means “flowering” or “full of flowers.” The Florida state legislature designated April 2 Florida State Day in 1953. The week ending on April 2 is known as Pascua Florida Week, a time when people are encouraged to attend special programs devoted to the area’s discovery and history. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Émile François Zola (1840)

Today’s Birthday:
Émile François Zola (1840)

Zola was the founder of French naturalism, a literary school that maintained that novel-writing should be scientific, appraising reality in terms of natural forces such as heredity or environment. Inspired by his readings in sociology and medicine, he applied his theory in a vast series of novels in which the characters are impartially observed and presented in minute, often sordid, detail. Zola also had an ardent zeal for social reform. He died in his sleep under what suspicious circumstances? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: As the World Turns Premieres (1956)

This Day in History:
As the World Turns Premieres (1956)

Soap operas began in the early 1930s as 15-minute radio episodes and continued in that format when they began appearing on TV in the early 1950s. As the World Turns premiered as the first half-hour TV soap. The show, which primarily focused on two professional families in the fictional town of Oakdale, Illinois, ran for 54 years and aired nearly 14,000 episodes. For 20 of those years, it was most-watched daytime drama in the US. What interrupted a live broadcast of the show in 1963? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Edith Wharton

Quote of the Day:
Edith Wharton

The stains of her grief became her as raindrops do the beaten rose. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Ardashir I

Article of the Day:
Ardashir I

Ardashir I was the founder of the last pre-Islamic Persian dynasty, the Sassanid dynasty, which began in 224 CE and ended with the Arab conquest in 651. At its peak, the Sassanid Empire stretched from the Arabian peninsula to India. Ardashir established Zoroastrianism as the state religion and strengthened it by collecting sacred texts and empowering the priestly caste. In the latter years of his reign, he invaded what nearby Parthian kingdom allied with Persia’s great rival to the west, Rome? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: have got to (do something)

Idiom of the Day:
have got to (do something)

To be obligated, obliged, or required to (do something). Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: washed-out

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Having lost freshness or brilliance of color.

Synonyms: bleached, faded

Usage: Michael is finally buying new jeans to replace that torn, washed-out pair he has been wearing for years.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Horoscope♉: 03/31/2020


Are your views about certain intellectual or spiritual matters slowly changing, Taurus? If so, you may not be all that comfortable with the changes. Traditional values and ideas could seem especially attractive to you today, so your resistance could be greater than normal. Yet you know you can’t stay the same way forever. Give yourself a break today. Tomorrow you’ll be back in the groove and on your way to transforming.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Ashokashtami

Today’s Holiday:

Lord Lingaraj, a name for the Hindu deity Shiva, receives praise and adoration from Hindus on this day. The festival takes place in Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa. Two venerated sites host the festival: the Lingaraja Temple, believed to be the city’s oldest temple, and the Rameshwar Temple. Thousands of people attend the festival to watch a traditional procession that features a giant wooden chariot carrying a Lingaraj idol and other deities. It begins at the Lingaraja Temple and, with the assistance of hundreds of attendees, the processional proceeds to the Rameshwar Temple. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Lon Chaney (1883)

Today’s Birthday:
Lon Chaney (1883)

Chaney was an American silent-film actor. Born to parents who were both deaf and mute, he learned to express himself through pantomime at an early age. He moved to Hollywood in 1912 and became one of the biggest stars of the time, appearing in more than 150 silent films. Known as “the man of a thousand faces,” he masterfully used makeup to play tortured, grotesque characters in horror films such as The Phantom of the Opera. How did fake snow made of corn flakes contribute to his death? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Apple Inc. Is Formed (1976)

This Day in History:
Apple Inc. Is Formed (1976)

Apple Computer, Inc., was the first successful personal computer company. The company has its roots in the Jobs family’s garage, where cofounders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak assembled the first Apple computer. Consisting of a handmade motherboard, the Apple I did not even include a monitor or keyboard. The Apple II, introduced the next year with a plastic case and color graphics, launched Apple to success. By 1980, Apple had earned more than $100 million. How much did an Apple I cost in: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Joseph Conrad

Quote of the Day:
Joseph Conrad

Danger lies in the writer becoming the victim of his own exaggeration … and in the end coming to despise truth itself as something too cold, too blunt for his purpose—as, in fact, not good enough for his insistent emotion. From laughter and tears the descent is easy to sniveling and giggles. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Gourd

Article of the Day:
The Gourd

Though the gourd family technically includes cucumbers and watermelons, the name “gourd” is usually applied to fruits with hard, durable shells, such as squash and pumpkins. Colorful and oddly shaped gourds are picked for ornamental use, while others are hollowed out for use as instruments, cooking utensils, lamps, containers, and countless other purposes. For this reason, they are sometimes referred to as “nature’s pottery.” In ancient surgery, gourds had what unusual and important use? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: have a good name (somewhere or in something)

Idiom of the Day:
have a good name (somewhere or in something)

To have a respected reputation (in something or some place). Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: chatterbox

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) (Informal) A person who talks constantly, especially about trivial matters.

Synonyms: babbler, prater, spouter, magpie

Usage: That abominable chatterbox, Evgenie Pavlovitch, monopolizes the whole of the conversation.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Horoscope♉: 03/30/2020


Expect a hectic pace today, Taurus. Some of your colleagues may have been procrastinating a little and now everything has to be done at once. Don’t get too frustrated, however. There are unspoken reasons for their behavior that they haven’t shared with you. Just do the best you can and hope that others will as well. If some of it has to wait, it won’t be the end of the world!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Malta Freedom Day

Today’s Holiday:
Malta Freedom Day

In 1814, Malta became a crown colony of the British Empire. Although Malta gained independence in 1964, the British armed forces did not completely leave until March 31, 1979. This freed Malta of foreign military occupation for the first time in history. In Malta, Freedom Day is a public holiday that commemorates the day the last of the British military left the Maltese Islands. On this holiday, a ceremony is held at the War Memorial in Floriana. The main events of the day take place around the Freedom Day Monument in Vittoriosa. In the afternoon, a competitive regatta is held in Grand Harbour. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Jack Johnson (1878)

Today’s Birthday:
Jack Johnson (1878)

The son of two ex-slaves, Johnson was the world’s first African-American heavyweight champion. At the height of his career, Johnson was excoriated by the press for having twice married white women, and he offended white supremacists by defeating former champion James J. Jeffries, the “Great White Hope.” In 1912, Johnson was convicted under the Mann Act for transporting his wife-to-be across state lines. Sentenced to a year in prison, he fled the country. What happened when he returned? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: UNIVAC Computer Delivered to the US Census Bureau (1951)

This Day in History:
UNIVAC Computer Delivered to the US Census Bureau (1951)

By 1870, the US population was so large that hand-counting the census was no longer feasible. Despite the invention of a counting machine, by the time the 1880 census was tabulated, it was almost 1890. Dealing with so much data remained a problem until the late 1940s, when the Census Bureau commissioned the first civilian computer. In 1951, it was used to count part of the 1950 census and was so successful that the bureau bought another. What presidential election did UNIVAC correctly predict? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Henry David Thoreau

Quote of the Day:
Henry David Thoreau

I have never felt lonesome, or in the least oppressed by a sense of solitude, but once, and that was a few weeks after I came to the woods, when, for an hour, I doubted if the near neighborhood of man was not essential to a serene and healthy life. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Methuselah

Article of the Day:

In the Bible, the patriarch Methuselah is the grandfather of Noah and is said to have lived to the age of 969. As such, his name has become synonymous with longevity. Since the very oldest modern-day humans reach an age only approximately one eighth of Methuselah’s, numerous theories have arisen to explain why he is said to have lived so long. One postulates that an ancient mistranslation resulted in the accidental inflation of his age when what two words were mixed up? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: have a trick up (one’s) sleeve

Idiom of the Day:
have a trick up (one’s) sleeve

To have a secret plan, idea, or advantage that can be utilized if and when it is required. A reference to cheating at a card game by hiding a favorable card up one’s sleeve. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: spiteful

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite.

Synonyms: vindictive

Usage: In light of Mr. Smith’s spiteful and callous regard for his victims, Judge Davis sentenced him to life in prison.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Horoscope♉: 03/29/2020


Expanding your horizons is definitely on the agenda today, Taurus. Travel, education, creativity – they’re all coming to the forefront of your concerns. Romance should also be going well. A friend could introduce you to a new interest, and children might also be a source of joy. Happiness reigns as you’re able to spend more time pursuing the concerns that mean the most to you. Any mundane irritations notwithstanding, this should be a beautiful day.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day

Today’s Holiday:
Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day

This national holiday, instituted in 1996, honors an African-American religious sect once outlawed in Trinidad and Tobago. The Spiritual Baptists originally came to the islands as former American slaves. Their style of worship combines African and Baptist beliefs and practices, and services include bell ringing and shouting. In 1917, the government forbade the group from practicing their religion; this law was overturned in 1951. Their holiday honors the Spiritual Baptists’ long struggle against religious persecution. It is observed with speeches and religious services. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Eric Patrick Clapton (1945)

Today’s Birthday:
Eric Patrick Clapton (1945)

Considered to be one of the greatest guitar players of all time, Clapton took up the instrument as a teen and went on to play in a succession of critically acclaimed blues and rock bands, such as the Yardbirds, the Bluesbreakers, and Cream. He is the recipient of 17 Grammy awards and is a three-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the early 70s, he spent several years in seclusion battling a heroin addiction. What famous rock guitarist helped launch Clapton’s comeback? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs Signed (1961)

This Day in History:
Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs Signed (1961)

In 1961, representatives from 73 nations met at United Nations headquarters to draft an international treaty to fight the production, trade, and use of illegal drugs. Their comprehensive convention replaced a prior patchwork of treaties and was entered into force in 1964. It was amended in 1972 and now has more than 180 signatories. Despite its sweeping breadth, the document contains a significant ambiguity that has been interpreted differently by various nations. What is it? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Charlotte Bronte

Quote of the Day:
Charlotte Bronte

You … know full well as I do the value of sisters’ affections to each other: There is nothing like it in this world. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Crimean War

Article of the Day:
The Crimean War

As the once-mighty Ottoman Empire declined, major European powers began to compete for control of its territories. Eventually, the conflict escalated into a full-scale war, with Russia on one side and Great Britain, France, Sardinia, and the Ottoman Empire on the other. It was commanded poorly by both sides, and in the end, nothing was definitively settled. It was one of the first wars to be documented photographically. What caused many of the hundreds of thousands of casualties on both sides? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: have a thing for (something)

Idiom of the Day:
have a thing for (something)

To have a very keen or particular interest in something; to really like or enjoy something. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: goodly

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Large in amount or extent or degree.

Synonyms: sizable, tidy, hefty, respectable, healthy

Usage: I was ravenous, so I heaped a goodly portion of mashed potatoes onto my plate and started eating.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Horoscope♉: 03/28/2020


If you own your own home, Taurus, you may learn today that its value has increased substantially. If you don’t own a home but want to buy one, this is the time to start looking. Any investments made now, particularly in land, will probably be solid and apt to gain in value, although results might take some time to materialize. Carefully consider all contingencies before committing, however. This isn’t the time to act impulsively.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Boganda Day

Today’s Holiday:
Boganda Day

In the Central African Republic, Boganda Day marks the anniversary of the death of Barthélémy Boganda, the nation’s first prime minister, who died in a plane crash on March 29, 1959. Boganda had been a driving force in the creation of the Central African Republic, which became a self-governing republic in 1958. He was also a leader in the movement to unite black African nations. Boganda Day is a national holiday in the Central African Republic; all banks, official government offices, businesses, and schools are closed. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Jennifer Marie Capriati (1976)

Today’s Birthday:
Jennifer Marie Capriati (1976)

Capriati’s family moved to Florida when she was four years old so she could pursue a tennis career, and by 1990, the 14-year-old had earned over $6 million in endorsements. She became the youngest women’s tennis player to win a match at Wimbledon, to reach the semifinals in a Grand Slam event, and to rank in the top ten players. Personal problems—including an arrest—sidelined her as a teen, but she made a successful comeback in her 20s before injuries ended her career. What was she arrested for? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Knights of Columbus Established (1882)

This Day in History:
Knights of Columbus Established (1882)

The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic fraternal service organization in the world. Founded by Father Michael McGivney on the principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism, the organization’s primary purpose was to provide financial aid to members and their families in the event of illness or death. The Knights of Columbus has since donated billions to charity and now has more than 1.8 million members. What personal tragedy led McGivney to found the organization? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Quote of the Day:
Lucy Maud Montgomery

You never know what peace is until you walk on the shores or in the fields or along the winding red roads of Prince Edward Island in a summer twilight … You find your soul then. You realize that youth is not a vanished thing but something that dwells: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Article of the Day:
Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Completed in 8 CE, Metamorphoses is a 15-book narrative poem that describes the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar. A collection of myths and legends in which transformation plays a role, it relates the stories of Daphne, a nymph who metamorphosed into a laurel tree to escape from Apollo, and Arachne, who was turned into a spider for challenging the goddess Athena to a weaving contest. What other transformations are detailed in Metamorphoses? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch