Daily Archives: July 9, 2012

FRANCE 24 Web News : 07/09/2012 WEBNEWS


News seen on the web and about the web.

All shows: 
http://www.france24.com/en/list/emission/18008

FRANCE 24 INTERNATIONAL NEWS 24/7
http://www.france24.com

X-rays reveal secrets of Roman coins


X-rays reveal secrets of Roman coins

New technique could dramatically speed up assessing the significance of archaeological finds.  More…

Ioana Radu & Mia Braia – Ciobanas cu 300 de oi


Maria Tanase – Batranete, haine grele


Batranete, haine grele,
Ce n-as da sa scap de ele!
Ca-mi trec zilele, trec si eu
Batranesc si-mi pare rau.
Trec zilele, trec si eu
Batranesc si-mi pare rau!
Tinerete, haina scumpa
Ce n-as da sa nu se rupa!
Ca-mi trec zilele, trec si eu
Batranesc si-mi pare rau
Ca-mi trec zilele, trec si eu
Batranesc si-mï pare rau!

Versuri de la: http://www.versuri.ro/  

Fratii Ion & Gelu Chiriac – Moartea caprioarei (Nicolae Labis)


Moartea Caprioarei – versuri: Nicolae Labis

Seceta a ucis orice boare de vânt.
Soarele s-a topit si a curs pe pamânt.
A ramas cerul fierbinte si gol.
Ciuturile scot din fântâna namol.
Peste paduri tot mai des focuri, focuri
Danseaza salbatice, satanice jocuri.

Ma iau dupa tata la deal printre târsuri,
Si brazii ma zgârie, rai si uscati.
Pornim amândoi vânatoarea de capre,
Vânatoarea foametei în muntii Carpati.
Setea ma naruie. Fierbe pe piatra
Firul de apa prelins din cismea.
Tâmpla apasa pe umar. Pasesc ca pe-o alta
Planeta, imensa, straina si grea.

Asteptam într-un loc unde înca mai suna,
Din strunele undelor line, izvoarele.
Când va scapata soarele, când va licari luna,
Aici vor veni în sirag sa se-adape
Una câte una caprioarele.

Spun tatii ca mi-i sete si-mi face semn sa tac.
Ametitoare apa, ce limpede te clatini!
Ma simt legat prin sete de vietatea care va muri
La ceas oprit de lege si de datini.

Cu fosnet vestejit rasufla valea.
Ce-ngrozitoare înserare pluteste-n univers!
Pe zare curge sânge si pieptul mi-i rosu, de parca
Mâinile pline de sânge pe piept mi le-am sters.

Ca pe-un altar ard ferigi cu flacari vinetii,
Si stelele uimite clipira printre ele.
Vai, cum as vrea sa nu mai vii, sa nu mai vii,
Frumoasa jertfa a padurii mele!

Ea s-arata saltând si se opri
Privind în jur c-un fel de teama,
Si narile-i subtiri înfiorara apa
Cu cercuri lunecoase de arama.

Sticlea în ochii-i umezi ceva nelamurit,
Stiam ca va muri si c-o s-o doara.
Mi se parea ca retraiesc un mit
Cu fata prefacuta-n caprioara.
De sus, lumina palida, lunara,
Cernea pe blana-i calda flori stinse de cires.
Vai, cum doream ca pentru-ntâia oara
Bataia pustii tatii sa dea gres!

Dar vaile vuira. Cazuta în genunchi,
Îsi ridicase capul, îl clatina spre stele,
Îl pravali apoi, stârnind pe apa
Fugare roiuri negre de margele.
O pasare albastra zvâcnise dintre ramuri,
Si viata caprioarei spre zarile târzii
Zburase lin, cu tipat, ca pasarile toamna
Când lasa cuiburi sure si pustii.
Împleticit m-am dus si i-am închis
Ochii umbrosi, trist strajuiti de coarne,
Si-am tresarit tacut si alb când tata
Mi-a suierat cu bucurie: – Avem carne!

Spun tatii ca mi-i sete si-mi face semn sa beau.
Ametitoare apa, ce-ntunecat te clatini!
Ma simt legat prin sete de vietatea care a murit
La ceas oprit de lege si de datini…
Dar legea ni-i desarta si straina
Când viata-n noi cu greu se mai anina,
Iar datina si mila sunt desarte,
Când soru-mea-i flamânda, bolnava si pe moarte.

Pe-o nara pusca tatii scoate fum.
Vai fara vânt alearga frunzarele duium!
Înalta tata foc înfricosat.
Vai, cât de mult padurea s-a schimbat!
Din ierburi prind în mâini fara sa stiu
Un clopotel cu clinchet argintiu…
De pe frigare tata scoate-n unghii
Inima caprioarei si rarunchii.

Ce-i inima? Mi-i foame! Vreau sa traiesc, si-as vrea…
Tu, iarta-ma, fecioara – tu, caprioara mea!
Mi-i somn. Ce nalt îi focul! Si codrul, ce adânc!
Plâng. Ce gândeste tata? Manânc si plâng. Manânc! 


Hallucinations

a lecture by Dr. Oliver Sacks

Tuesday, September 27th, 6:00-7:30 PM

Davis Auditorium, Schapiro CEPSR Building
Morningside Campus, Columbia University
530 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027
(enter from campus level)

Oliver Sacks, M.D., is a physician and professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University, as well as the first Columbia University Artist. His collections of case histories from the far borderlands of neurological experience, including The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat and Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, have been translated into many languages, and his book Awakenings inspired the Academy Award-nominated feature film starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. Sacks is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of awards from…

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Wiping Your Smartphone Memory Clean


It’s your business: keep it that way!

Trafic cu Hituri (runda 125)


toata ziua de ieri, mi-am cantat in gand cantecul asta: surpriza mare e azi!

London Olympics, corporate games?


Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Canada says about itself:

The Drink of the Death Squads

Choir performance at a transit station in Vancouver of a song by David Rovics, in front of Coke [Coca-Cola] advertising, just before transit police arrive.

Coke is an official sponsor of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver beginning Feb. 12.

By Tony Patey in Britain:

Games chiefs query fast food sponsors

Monday 09 July 2012

The fast and loose sponsorship of the Olympics – driven by bank balance rather than suitability – has come under fire from Games chiefs themselves, it emerged today.

Fast-food giant McDonald’s and fizzy drink colossus Coca-Cola have both faced challenges at the highest level over their sponsorship given a growing obesity epidemic.

President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge said mounting financial demands linked to the event made it hard to protect core Olympic values – including…

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Breaking news — Road racing killer of pro cyclist Jorge Alvarado pleads guilty


Sergei Prokofiev – Symphony No. 1 ‘Classical’, op.25 (Riccardo Muti, conductor Wiener Philharmoniker 2 April 2000)


 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 
 Sergei Prokofiev began work on his Symphony No. 1 in D major (Op. 25) in 1916, but wrote most of it in 1917, finishing work on September 10.[1] It is written in loose imitation of the style of Haydn (and to a lesser extent, Mozart), and is widely known as the Classical Symphony, a name given to it by the composer. It premiered on April 21, 1918 in Petrograd, conducted by Prokofiev himself,[1] and has become one of his most popular and beloved works.  More…

Heinrich Neuhaus plays Beethoven Sonata No. 24 Op. 78 in F sharp Major (“À Thérèse”)


I. Adagio cantabile – Allegro ma non troppo
II. Allegro vivace 
rec. 1950   (the best interpretation of ” À Thérèse”)

Heinrich Gustavovich Neuhaus (Russian: Генрих Густавович Нейгауз, Genrikh Gustavovič Nejgauz; 12 April [O.S. 31 March] 1888 — October 10, 1964) was a Soviet pianist and pedagogue of German extraction. He taught at the Moscow Conservatory from 1922 to 1964. He was made a People’s Artist of the RSFSR in 1956. His pedagogic book The Art of Piano Playing (1958) is regarded as one of the most authoritative and most widely used treatments on the subject.
He was born in Elisavetgrad (known since 1939 as Kirovohrad), Ukraine. Although both his parents were piano teachers, he was largely self-taught. The biggest influences on his early artistic development came from his cousin Karol Szymanowski (tutored by another relative, Gustav Neuhaus) and especially his uncle Felix Blumenfeld on his visits to his sisters’ home. He also received some lessons from Aleksander Michałowski. In 1902 he gave a recital in Elisavetgrad with the 11-year-old Mischa Elman and in 1904 gave concerts in Dortmund, Bonn, Cologne and Berlin. Subsequently he studied with Leopold Godowsky in Berlin and from 1909 until the outbreak of World War I at his master classes in Vienna Academy of Music.

In 1914 Neuhaus started teaching in Elisavetgrad and later Tbilisi (Tiflis) and Kiev (where he befriended Vladimir Horowitz). After having been temporarily paralyzed, Neuhaus was forced to halt his concert career in the interests of his pedagogical activities. In 1922 he began teaching at the Moscow Conservatory where he was also director between 1935 and 1937. When the Germans approached Moscow in 1942, he was imprisoned as a “German spy” but released eight months later under pressure from Dmitri Shostakovich, Emil Gilels and others. His pupils there included Yakov Zak, Sviatoslav Richter, Emil Gilels, Anatoly Vedernikov, Tikhon Khrennikov, Yevgeny Malinin, Lev Naumov, Tamara Guseva, Ryszard Bakst, Teodor Gutman, Vera Gornostayeva, Alexander Slobodyanik, Leonid Brumberg, Igor Zhukov, Oleg Boshniakovich, Anton Ginsburg, Valeri Kastelsky, Gérard Frémy, Zdeněk Hnát, Rudolf Kehrer, Eliso Virsaladze, Alexei Lubimov, Aleksey Nasedkin, Victor Eresko, Vladimir Krainev, Evgeny Mogilevsky and Radu Lupu.

He died in Moscow in 1964.

Neuhaus was renowned for the poetic magnetism of his playing and for his artistic refinement. He was a life-long friend of Boris Pasternak, and Osip Mandelshtam expressed his admiration for Neuhaus’s playing in a poem. Stanislav Neuhaus, Heinrich’s son by his first wife Zinaida (who married Pasternak in 1931), was also a noted pianist; Stanislav Bunin is his grandson.
(Wikipedia)

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Claudio Arrau León (February 6, 1903 – June 9, 1991) was a Chilean-American pianist known for his interpretations of a vast repertoire spanning from the baroque to 20th-century composers, especially BeethovenSchubertChopinSchumannLisztBrahms and Debussy. He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century.   More…

J.S. Bach – Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor BWV 1067: Yehudi Menuhin Bath Festival Orchestra Abbey Road Studios, London 1960


Yehudi Menuhin,
Bath Festival Orchestra,
Abbey Road Studios, London 1960

Cycle on the right and watch the road!


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Hello: How Are You Today?


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A Conversation with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (71:42): from Reuters’ Newsmaker Videos


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March 16 – Reuters Editor in Chief Stephen Adler interviews the first female Supreme Court judge about her life and latest endeavors.  More…

From Reuter: Zoo animals make tracks for the wild (0:40)


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Jun. 27 – Animals at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo make their mark by leaving footprints in a campaign to raise awareness for wildlife conservation.   More…

 

Breakingviews: Obamacare’s M&A booster (2:15) (from Reuter): The only people to loose are the one who are insured through employment?


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Antony Currie and Rob Cyran discuss how the president’s Supreme Court victory is giving an adrenalin shot to racy healthcare deals like WellPoint’s $4.5 bln takeover of Amerigroup.   More…

RoboCops Needed for Maine Political Robocalls? (from Public News Service: News in the public interest)


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AUGUSTA, Maine – Hold the phone! Robocall season is under way in Maine, along with election season. Political robocalls are exempted from National Do Not Call Registry regulations, and some families have been targeted for several calls a day.

Shaun Dakin founded the National Political Do Not Contact Registry in 2007,   more…

Breaking News – France 24 International (July 9, 2012)


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Texas governor rejects two provisions of health law (fromReuters)


(Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Monday his state will not implement a Medicaid expansion or health insurance exchange, two provisions of the federal healthcare law upheld last month by the U.S. Supreme Court.

“I will not be party to socializing healthcare and bankrupting my state in direct contradiction to our Constitution and our founding principles of limited government,” Perry said in a statement.

“I stand proudly with the growing chorus of governors who reject the Obamacare power grab. Neither a ‘state’ exchange nor the expansion of Medicaid under this program would result in better ‘patient protection’ or in more ‘affordable care,'” Perry said. “They would only make Texas a mere appendage of the federal government when it comes to health care More…

Anne Hathaway Reveals Best And Worst Of Catwoman Costume Design (MTV)


 

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Today’s Quotation: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) – “Gambling”


The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.

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Today’s Birthday: OLIVER WOLF SACKS (1933)


Oliver Wolf Sacks (1933)

Sacks is a British-American neurologist and writer. He immigrated to the US in 1960 to study neurology at the University of California, and in 1965 he joined the faculty at New York‘s Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Many of his books relate case histories of neurologically damaged people, particularly those afflicted with unusual conditions. His 1973 book Awakenings, which was made into a film in 1990, chronicles his efforts to treat the survivors of what mysterious sickness? More… Discuss