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


SOLD OUT! UNFORTUNATELY THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN DESIGNATED PRIVATE STATUS ON/BY YOUTUBE, RENDERING THE VIDEO UNWATCHABLE: WAY TO GO!


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)

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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)


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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!

Phylospher's Stone

Phylospher’s Stone CURSING AND PROFANITY

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Hello World!


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,

George. Continue reading

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

France 24 :  Latest Republican bid to replace Obamacare on verge of collapse


Latest Republican bid to replace Obamacare on verge of collapse

The latest bid backed by US President Donald Trump to dismantle his predecessor’s health care law likely unraveled Monday when a crucial third Republican formally came out against the plan.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170926-latest-republican-bid-replace-obamacare-verge-collapse-collins-affordable-care-act-trump

Senator Susan Collins, who has waffled for weeks on the latest measure that would overhaul Obamacare, joined Republican colleagues John McCain and Rand Paul as firm no votes on the legislation.

Republican leaders had hoped to schedule a vote on the bill, which replaces the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a system of block grants to states, before a September 30 deadline that would allow them to pass it with a simple majority.

“This is simply not the way that we should be approaching an important and complex issue that must be handled thoughtfully and fairly for all Americans,” Senator Susan Collins said in a statement announcing her opposition.

The bill would make sweeping changes and cuts to Medicaid, with experts projecting a staggering $1 trillion plus in cuts between 2020 and 2036 to the federal health program for the poor and the disabled which has been expanded under Obamacare.

“This would have a devastating impact to a program that has been on the books for 50 years and provides health care to our most vulnerable citizens,” Collins said.

Compounding the problem for the bill, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released a preliminary study of the new legislation, and projected that while it would reduce the budget deficit by some $133 billion, it would “result in millions fewer people with comprehensive health insurance that covers high-cost medical events.”

The spread of Spanish:  France 24 :  FRANCE 24, now in Spanish!


FRANCE 24, now in Spanish!

FRANCE 24 in Spanish launched live from Bogota, Colombia, on Tuesday, with the Spanish-language news channel’s inaugural broadcast airing at 1pm Paris time (11am GMT).

http://www.france24.com/en/20170926-media-france-24-now-spanish-join-us-live-launch-inaugural-broadcast-bogota

With an editorial staff based in the Colombian capital, the new channel’s team comprises 35 journalists, 10 correspondents and a palette of nationalities (Colombian, Argentinian, Spanish, French and English). FRANCE 24 in Spanish will be headed by Alvaro Sierra.

With a €7.3 million budget for 2018, the channel will air six hours of programming every day split between morning and evening broadcasts, blending 15-minute news bulletins with Spanish-language versions of FRANCE 24’s flagship shows.

Bringing a fourth language to FRANCE 24’s stable of television news channels after French, English and Arabic, the new Spanish-language network will broadcast to 6.5 million homes across 10 countries in Latin and South America and aims, according to FRANCE 24 chief Marc Saikali, “to build bridges at a time when others are building walls”.

To relive the very first moments of FRANCE 24 in Spanish, click on the player above. FRANCE 24’s new Spanish-language website, meanwhile, is available here.

BBC News: Vegetative-state patient responds to therapy


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Vegetative-state patient responds to therapy – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41397742

BBC News: Nine charts which tell you all you need to know about North Korea


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Nine charts which tell you all you need to know about North Korea – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41228181

BBC News: North Korea crisis: Washington denies ‘war declared’


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

North Korea crisis: Washington denies ‘war declared’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41395970

View from the top of St Peters Basilica, Vaticano, Rome !


View from the top of St Peters Basilica, Vaticano, Rome !

View from the top of St Peters Basilica, Vaticano, Rome !

Self-Portrait with Red Hat (1968) by Leonor Fini (1907–1996), Argentine Surrealist painter


Self-Portrait with Red Hat (1968) by Leonor Fini (1907–1996), Argentine Surrealist painter

Self-Portrait with Red Hat (1968) by Leonor Fini (1907–1996), Argentine Surrealist painter

My Duck today


My Duck today

My Duck today

Main Page Wikipedia:  Today’s featured article Catherine Zeta-Jones in 2012


Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Vanity Fair party for the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.

Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Vanity Fair party for the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page?wprov=sfla1

Today’s featured article
Catherine Zeta-Jones in 2012
Catherine Zeta-Jones (born 25 September 1969) is a film and stage actress. Raised in Swansea, Wales, she studied musical theatre at the Arts Educational Schools, London, and made her adult stage breakthrough with a leading role in 1987 in 42nd Street. She found great success as a regular in the British television series The Darling Buds of May (1991–93). Dismayed at being typecast as the token pretty girl in British films, Zeta-Jones relocated to Los Angeles. Critics praised her portrayal of a vengeful pregnant woman in Traffic (2000) and a murderous singer in the musical film Chicago (2002), winning her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She continued to star in high-profile films for much of the 2000s, including the black comedy Intolerable Cruelty (2003), the heist film Ocean’s Twelve (2004), the comedy The Terminal (2004), and the romantic comedy No Reservations (2007). During a decrease in workload, she returned to the stage and portrayed an ageing actress in A Little Night Music (2009), winning the Tony Award for Best Actress. (Full article…)

Măceşe … de Breaza!


Măceşe ...  de Breaza!

Măceşe … de Breaza!

Hetschepetsch � sau gem de măceşe

Retete de dulciuri si deserturi16.11.2009 Andreea Pietrosel

Aspectul de rosii pasate indesate-ntr-un borcan mi-a intarit convingerea ca sunt subiectul unei glume ardelenesti facuta in varful dealului la Altana, sau Altzen pe numele ei sasesc.

Ei bine, amarnic m-am inselat. Gustul acrisor al gemului de macese, gros de-un deget, mi-a urcat pana in centrii placerii si m-a facut sa exclam sus si tare Uuuumaaamii!

Esti pe dietetik.ro, locul in care afli cum sa traiesti sanatos si ce diete ti se potrivesc!

Reteta nu este deloc dificila, desi presupune cules de măceșe in noptile cu luna plina. Glumesc, evident.

Gemul de macese este o traditie la sasii din Sibiu.

Se fierbe pasta cu un kilogram de zahar timp de 2 ore apoi se toarna in borcane. As simple as that.

Totul devine usor confuz cand cauti explicatii pe forumuri. Am gasit o reteta detaliata pana in cele mai intime puncte. Gospodina precizeaza ca daca alegeti sa faceti pasta acasa, dupa ce sunt fierte macesele neaparat trebuie sa le treceti printr-o sita deasa sau mai bine, citez : “un strampen de femeie d’ala des”.

Today’s Holiday: Marshall Islands Lutok Kobban Alele


Today’s Holiday:
Marshall Islands Lutok Kobban Alele

The inhabitants of the Marshall Islands have long kept a tradition centered on the alele, a soft-sided basket handmade from the native pandanus plant. “Lutok Kobban Alele” is a weeklong festival that honors the basket as a national symbol and celebrates Marshallese culture in general, concluding with an official ceremony on Manit Day, a public holiday observed on the last Friday of September. Activities take place in the capital city of Majuro and include performances by Marshallese singers and dancers, feasts, traditional storytelling, and demonstrations of basket weaving and cooking. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Shel Silverstein (1932)


Today’s Birthday:
Shel Silverstein (1932)

Silverstein was an American cartoonist, children’s author, poet, songwriter, and playwright. Often compared to Dr. Seuss, he wrote and illustrated innovative books of verse for children, including Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and The Giving Tree. His quirky verse, which touches on common childhood anxieties and wishes, is credited with helping youngsters develop an appreciation for poetry. What hit song, performed by Johnny Cash, was written by Silverstein? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Maze Prison Escape (1983)


This Day in History:
The Maze Prison Escape (1983)

Maze Prison was a high-security prison in Northern Ireland that housed incarcerated members of the Irish Republican Army during the Troubles. In 1983, the Maze suffered the biggest jailbreak in British history. Using smuggled guns and knives, 38 prisoners overpowered prison guards and hijacked a food truck. One prison officer died during the escape and several others were wounded. Although half of the escapees were soon recaptured, the remaining 19 got away. What happened to them? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Ambrose Bierce


Quote of the Day:
Ambrose Bierce

Enthusiasm, n.: A distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The P-51 Mustang


Article of the Day:
The P-51 Mustang

A single-seat, single-engine monoplane produced for Britain’s Royal Air Force and later adopted by the US Air Force, the P-51 Mustang was a fighter aircraft that played a significant part in defeating the German Luftwaffe during World War II. Originally equipped with eight machine guns and a camera for reconnaissance, the P-51 was a superb long-range fighter with a maximum speed of 390 mph (630 km/h). Though eventually replaced by jet fighters, P-51s were used in some air forces until when? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: lemon law


Idiom of the Day:
lemon law

A law requiring an automobile manufacturer or dealer to replace, repair, or refund the cost of an automobile that proves to be defective after purchase. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: cosmopolitan


Word of the Day:
cosmopolitan

Definition: (adjective) Pertinent or common to the whole world.
Synonyms: ecumenical, general, universal, worldwide
Usage: World peace is an issue of cosmopolitan import.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

BBC News: US expands travel ban to include N Korea


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

US expands travel ban to include N Korea – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41382585

BBC News: UN accuses Russia of violating human rights in Crimea


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

UN accuses Russia of violating human rights in Crimea – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41386490

BBC News: Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41385735

Watch “Trump warns North Korea ‘won’t be around much longer'” on YouTube


How a teacher in Guinea made a dam to power up his entire village


http://observers.france24.com/en/20170922-maths-teacher-guinea-made-dam-powering-entire-village

Ortigia, Duomo, Sicilia


Ortigia, Duomo, Sicilia

Ortigia, Duomo, Sicilia

Today’s Holiday: Whole Enchilada Fiesta


Today’s Holiday:
Whole Enchilada Fiesta

The Whole Enchilada Fiesta is marked by lots of red chili, lots of corn meal, lots of cheese, and lots of people. This festival in Las Cruces, New Mexico, draws about 100,000 people who scramble to get a taste of the world’s biggest enchilada. It’s 10 feet long and is made of 750 pounds of stone ground corn for the dough, 75 gallons of red chili sauce, and 175 pounds of cheese. The enchilada is prepared as the climactic Sunday afternoon event. Before this grand moment, there will have been a parade, street dances, arts and crafts exhibits, and a fun run. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896)


Today’s Birthday:
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896)

An American novelist and short-story writer, Fitzgerald was the literary spokesman of the “jazz age” of the 1920s. The characters in his books—which include This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and the Damned, and his masterpiece, The Great Gatsby—lead madcap, gin-drenched, spiritually bankrupt lives that closely resemble his own. In his later years, Fitzgerald was plagued by financial worries and his wife’s insanity. Why might he have lied about having tuberculosis? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Black Friday (1869)


This Day in History:
Black Friday (1869)

In 1869, American financial speculators Jay Gould and James Fisk attempted to corner the gold market by trying to prevent the sale of government gold, which they hoped to achieve by influencing President Ulysses Grant. The plan backfired when Grant discovered the plot and released $4 million of government gold for sale. On a day that came to be known as Black Friday, the price of gold plummeted, panic ensued, and thousands were ruined—though not Gould or Fisk. How did they gain access to Grant? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Herman Melville


Quote of the Day:
Herman Melville

There, then, he sat, the sign and symbol of a man without faith, hopelessly holding up hope in the midst of despair. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Tunguska Event


Article of the Day:
The Tunguska Event

In 1908, a massive aerial explosion near Siberia’s Stony Tunguska River flattened 500,000 acres (2,000 sq km) of forest—felling an estimated 80 million trees over 830 sq mi (2,150 sq km) and producing a shockwave that shattered windows hundreds of miles away. Known as the Tunguska event, the explosion is thought to have measured 5.0 on the Richter scale, with an estimated energy 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. What do most scientists believe caused the event? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: a legend in (one’s) own mind


Idiom of the Day:
a legend in (one’s) own mind

A person who affects or believes him- or herself to be of greater importance or notoriety than is actually the case. A humorous, ironic twist on the phrase “a legend in one’s own lifetime.” Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: cerebral


Word of the Day:
cerebral

Definition: (adjective) Involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct.
Synonyms: intellectual
Usage: She preferred to take a cerebral approach to the problem and sat for hours in deep contemplation.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

France 24 :  Prosecutor probing Argentina’s former president was murdered, investigators say


Prosecutor probing Argentina’s former president was murdered, investigators say

A team of forensic investigators has concluded that a prosecutor investigating a 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires and Argentina’s former president for her alleged role in shielding those responsible was murdered.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170923-prosecutor-nisman-probing-argentina-president-kirchner-fernandez-murdered

Preliminary investigations had concluded that Alberto Nisman’s 2015 death was probably a suicide. But on Friday a team of forensic investigators gave a prosecutor a new report on the death of the prosecutor that concludes he was a victim of homicide and that he did not kill himself, sources say.

The report, submitted by a team led by Argentina’s border police, marks a departure from previous court-ordered investigations that concluded there wasn’t enough evidence to prove foul play.

An official at the prosecutor’s office confirmed the homicide conclusion, but spoke on condition of anonymity because the findings are not yet publicly available.

Nisman had spent 10 years investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires, the worst terror attack on Argentina’s soil in its modern history.

Nisman was found dead in his apartment from a .22-calibre gunshot wound to the head in January 2015, days after accusing then president Cristina Kirchner of helping Iranian officials cover up Iran’s alleged role in the bombing.

>> Read more: Doubts over ‘suicide’ of Argentine prosecutor

Nisman, 51, died on the eve of an appearance before Argentine lawmakers in which he was expected to accuse Kirchner of mounting a cover-up over the bombing, which left 85 people dead and 300 wounded.

In a criminal probe released four days before his death, Nisman alleged Kirchner and other officials had struck a deal with Iran aimed at shielding Tehran officials linked to the bombing in exchange for lucrative trade agreements. Iran denies any role in the bombing.

The revelation that Nisman had consideredseeking the arrest of Kirchner provided a fresh twist to a scandal which has captivated Argentina since the prosecutor’s death at his home in Buenos Aires.

The mysterious circumstances surrounding his death unleashed a storm of conspiracy theories.

Congresswoman Cornelia Schmidt-Liermann said that she had planned to pick Nisman up at his residence and accompany him to congress for his testimony against Kirchner. “Everybody who had contact with him in the past 24 hours says he was confident” about his testimony, she told The Associated Press at the time. “There is no indication, under any circumstances, that he killed himself.”

Kirchner has alleged that Nisman’s death was part of a plot to discredit her, suggesting that Nisman was manipulated by former intelligence agents who then killed him.

Nisman’s former wife, Sandra Arroyo Salgado, hired a private team to analyse the autopsy results and run additional tests. The results showed that he was murdered, she announced a few weeks after his death.

Early probes suggested suicide, although the lead investigator into Nisman’s death said she could not categorically say if he shot himself in the head or was killed.

“Nisman didn’t have an accident. He didn’t commit suicide. They murdered him,” Salgado told a news conference.

A week before his death, Nisman had filed a 280-page complaint charging that Kirchner had issued an “express directive” to shield a group of Iranian suspects.

Nisman himself seemed to know that he was treading a dangerous path, making a premonitory comment to reporters about his investigation.

“I could end up dead from this,” Nismantold Clarin, a leading Argentinian daily paper.

(FRANCE 24 with AP and AFP)

France 24 :  Trump criticises nuclear deal after Iran’s missile test


Trump criticises nuclear deal after Iran’s missile test

President Donald Trump on Saturday pointed to a reported missile test by Iran to renew his criticism of the nuclear agreement it reached with the U.S. and other nations.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170924-usa-donald-trump-iran-ballistic-missile-test-nuclear-deal-israel-united-nations

Iran‘s Revolutionary Guard on Friday displayed its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching Israel and much of the Middle East. The U.S. opposes Iran’s ballistic missile program and Trump signed a bill last month imposing penalties on those involved with it.

Video of the test firing of a Khoramshahr medium-range ballistic missile aired Friday on Iran’s state TV. The time or location of the test was not mentioned in the report.

Trump tweeted Saturday about the public unveiling of the missile: “Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel. They are also working with North Korea. Not much of an agreement we have!”

The nuclear agreement reached during theObama administration doesn’t strictly prohibit Iran from developing missiles.

Trump has suggested he might seek to renegotiate the nuclear deal or abandon it. He told the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday that the accord was “nothing short of an embarrassment” and the “worst one-sided deal perhaps in American history.”

Officials have said Trump might use the Oct. 15 deadline for certifying to Congress whether Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal to either declare Iran in violation or determine that the agreement is no longer in the national security interest of the U.S.

The tweet was one of several issued by Trump on Saturday covering a range of topics: athletes protesting at football games, Sen. John McCain‘s decision not to support the GOP health care bill, NBA star Stephen Curry and an event at the White House, Trump’s support of Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama’s GOP Senate runoff, and his pride in first lady Melania Trump representing the U.S. in Toronto.

(AP)

Watch “Communal Apartment Of The USSR. “Real Russia” ep.18″ on YouTube


BBC News: Rubens’ Duke of Buckingham ‘found’ after 400 years


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Rubens’ Duke of Buckingham ‘found’ after 400 years – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41373007

BBC News: Six injured in east London ‘acid attack’


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Six injured in east London ‘acid attack’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41376150

19th century (From Wikipedia)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/19th_century?wprov=sfla1

Napoleon accepts the surrender of Madrid, 4 December 1808

Napoleon accepts the surrender of Madrid, 4 December 1808.

The 19th century (1 January 1801 – 31 December 1900) was the century marked by the collapse of the Spanish, Napoleonic, Holy Roman and Mughal empires. This paved the way for the growing influence of the British Empire, the Russian Empire, the United States, the German Empire, the French colonial empire and Meiji Japan, with the British boasting unchallenged dominance after 1815. After the defeat of the French Empire and its allies in the Napoleonic Wars, the British and Russian empires expanded greatly, becoming the world’s leading powers. The Russian Empire expanded in central and far eastern Asia. The British Empire grew rapidly in the first half of the century, especially with the expansion of vast territories in Canada, Australia, South Africa and heavily populated India, and in the last two decades of the century in Africa. By the end of the century, the British Empire controlled a fifth of the world’s land and one quarter of the world’s population. During the post-Napoleonic era, it enforced what became known as the Pax Britannica, which had ushered in unprecedented globalisation, industrialisation, and economic integration on a massive scale.

For other uses, see 19th century (disambiguation).

Literary Hall


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literary_Hall?wprov=sfla1

Literary Hall (1870) is a 19th century brick edifice located at the corner of Main (U.S. Route 50) and High (West Virginia Route 28) Streets in Romney in the U.S. state of West Virginia.

Literary Hall (1870) is a 19th century brick edifice located at the corner of Main (U.S. Route 50) and High (West Virginia Route 28) Streets in Romney in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Literary Hall formerly served as the meeting place for the Romney Literary Society.

Mi piace quando un fiore o un ciuffo d’erba cresce attraverso una fessura nel calcestruzzo. È così fottutamente eroico. G. Carlin


Mi piace quando un fiore o un ciuffo d'erba cresce attraverso una fessura nel calcestruzzo. È così fottutamente eroico.G. Carlin

Mi piace quando un fiore o un ciuffo d’erba cresce attraverso una fessura nel calcestruzzo. È così fottutamente eroico.

G. Carlin

Le Moulin de la Galette by Vincent van Gogh


Le Moulin de la Galette by Vincent van Gogh

Le Moulin de la Galette by Vincent van Gogh

El Greco(1541-1614) Penitent Mary Magdalene 1577 Oil on canvas 121x157cm


El Greco(1541-1614)Penitent Mary Magdalene1577Oil on canvas121x157cm

El Greco(1541-1614)
Penitent Mary Magdalene
1577
Oil on canvas
121x157cm

A venit toamna și la Râșnov! © imagine: Fotografia în viziunea lui COMŞA Bogdan


A venit toamna și la Râșnov!© imagine: Fotografia în viziunea lui COMŞA Bogdan

A venit toamna și la Râșnov!

© imagine: Fotografia în viziunea lui COMŞA Bogdan

În ce credem noi creştinii!


În ce credem noi creştinii!

Sarah F. Adams, Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr. p 1841

( Psalm 42:2; Genesis 28:11-13)
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.

Refrain:
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
Darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
Yet in my dreams I’d be nearer, my God, to Thee.
There let the way appear, steps unto Heav’n;
All that Thou sendest me, in mercy giv’n;
Angels to beckon me nearer, my God, to Thee.
Then, with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise;
So by my woes to be nearer, my God, to Thee.
Or, if on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I’ll fly,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.
There in my Father’s home, safe and at rest,
There in my Savior’s love, perfectly blest;
Age after age to be nearer, my God, to Thee.

When autumn catches up with you and winter is around the corner: Happy 1st day of Autumn. Fall colors dominate the sunrise. Photo taken in Boynton Beach,FL


When autumn catches up with you and winter is around the corner:  Happy 1st day of Autumn.  Fall colors dominate the sunrise.Photo taken in Boynton Beach,FL

When autumn catches up with you and winter is around the corner:

Happy 1st day of Autumn. Fall colors dominate the sunrise.

Photo taken in Boynton Beach,FL

The mold into which we were cast: Watch “Titanic – Nearer My God To Thee (Full Version)” on YouTube


Sarah F. Adams, Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr. p 1841

( Psalm 42:2; Genesis 28:11-13)

  1. Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
    E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
    Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.

    • Refrain:
      Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
  2. Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
    Darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
    Yet in my dreams I’d be nearer, my God, to Thee.
  3. There let the way appear, steps unto Heav’n;
    All that Thou sendest me, in mercy giv’n;
    Angels to beckon me nearer, my God, to Thee.
  4. Then, with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise,
    Out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise;
    So by my woes to be nearer, my God, to Thee.
  5. Or, if on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
    Sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I’ll fly,
    Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.
  6. There in my Father’s home, safe and at rest,
    There in my Savior’s love, perfectly blest;
    Age after age to be nearer, my God, to Thee.

Everliving music : Watch “Borodin – Prince Igor, Polovtsian Dances, Половецкие пляски, Tańce Połowieckie” on YouTube


Everliving music : Watch “Borodin, In the Steppes of Central Asia, Polovtsian dances (Svetlanov)” on YouTube


Everliving music : Watch “Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia – Svetlanov “In Central Asia” by State Academic Symphony Orch” on YouTube


France 24 :  Video: In the ruins of Mosul’s old city


Video: In the ruins of Mosul’s old city

With the battle for Mosul over FRANCE 24’s James André reports from Iraq’s second city, left in ruins after months of gruelling fighting between IS group fighters and government forces.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170922-video-ruins-mosuls-old-city

More than two months have passed since Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadideclared victory in Mosul, yet life in Iraq’snorthern city is still far from normal. Schools are closed, water is scarce, and the rubble left by months of fighting still litters the streets.

Heavy bombing was used to combat the jihadist fighters, and though successful it has left much of Mosul unimpenetrable: in areas like the old city residents need special permission to access their old homes and property.

In this video James André reports on a city whose fight against the IS group may be over, but that faces a battle to rebuild which has barely begun.

Click on the player above to watch the report.

France 24 :   Israel says Iran missile test a ‘provocation’


Israel says Iran missile test a ‘provocation’

http://www.france24.com/en/20170923-israel-says-iran-missile-test-provocation

Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Saturday denounced Iran’s testing of a medium-range missile as a “provocation” and said it was proof of Tehran’s ambition to become a world power.

Iran on Saturday said it had successfully tested a missile with a range of 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles) and that can carry multiple warheads, in defiance of US warnings.

“The ballistic missile which Iran fired is a provocation of the United States and its allies, including Israel,” Lieberman said in a statement.

“It is also a means to test our reactions as well as new proof of Iran’s ambition to become a world power in order to threaten the countries of the Middle East and democratic states around the world.”

The test comes at the end of a heated week of diplomacy at the UN General Assembly, where both the United States and Israel denounced Iran and its nuclear deal with six world powers.

US President Donald Trump accused Iran of destabilising the Middle East, calling it a “rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and chaos”.

The American president also threatened to bin the 2015 nuclear accord, saying Iran is developing missiles that could be used to deliver a nuclear warhead.

Echoing him, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said since the deal Iran has been “like a hungry tiger unleashed, not joining the community of nations but devouring nations one after the other”.

Netanyahu vowed to fight what he described as “an Iranian curtain” descending on the Middle East, and pledged to prevent Iran from producing any weapons that could hit Israel.

“Those who threaten us with annihilation put themselves in mortal peril. Israel will defend itself with the full force of our arms and the full power of our convictions,” Netanyahu said at the UN.

UN inspectors say Iran has fulfilled its commitments to give up its nuclear activities under the agreement, which was reached with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany.

Iran says all of its missiles are designed to carry conventional warheads only, and has limited their range to a maximum of 2,000 kilometres, although commanders say they have the technology to fly further.

That makes them only medium-range but still sufficient to reach Israel or US bases in the Gulf.

BBC News: US bombers stage N Korea show of force


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

US bombers stage N Korea show of force – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41375302