Daily Archives: August 5, 2013

Massive 200 foot Sinkhole opens up leaving Webster Kansas residents in awe


Family Survival Protocol - Microcosm News

Giant sinkhole amazes small Kansas town

August 02, 2013|by Jim Grawe | KWCH 12 Eyewitness News

Wallace County Sheriff’s Department

(WALLACE COUNTY, Kan.) — Residents in a small western Kansas community say they can’t believe their eyes. Something unexplainable happened that’s left people in awe and a little on edge. 

At first it was something those living in Wallace County only heard about.  Then they saw the pictures. 

“I thought it was just crazy,” said David Baily.

So crazy, it’s caused people to flock to a remote area north of Sharon Springs to see for themselves whether the pictures are real.

“How can this happen? What happened to what was below?” wondered Virgil Fischer.

A few days ago, the earth opened up and left a giant sinkhole in the middle of Dalton Hoss’ pasture.

“Actually, my brother found it.  He called…

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Mathias Heymann – La Fille Mal Gardée



Mathias Heymann – La Fille Mal Gardée

La Fille Mal Gardee Bolshoi Joy Womack and Mario Labrador

Age 17 Nov.6 2011 Debut on Bolshoi stage as first american principals to dance the lead roles for Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Le Spectre de la Rose (Invitation to the Dance) Carl Maria von Weber) BALLET



Weber’s ‘Invitation to the Dance,’ originally for solo piano, is best known in an orchestration by Berlioz.
Le Spectre de la Rose (Invitation to the Dance) Carl Maria von Weber) BALLET

Obama veto of iPhone ban part of much larger fight – The Washington Post


 

Obama veto of iPhone ban part of much larger fight – The Washington Post.

USA TODAY -_- Day In Celebrities and Top News


USATODAY -_- Day In Celbrities and Top News

USA TODAY -_- Day In Celebrities and Top News (click to access top news)

My boss left under a cloud and now my future is unclear – The Globe and Mail


 

My boss left under a cloud and now my future is unclear – The Globe and Mail.

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, August 5



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Exclusive: Japan nuclear body says radioactive water at Fukushima an ’emergency’


Exclusive -_- Japan nuclear body says radioactive water at Fukushima an 'emergency'- From Reuters

Exclusive -_- Japan nuclear body says radioactive water at Fukushima an ’emergency’- From Reuters (Click to access Exclusive Report at Reuters)

EXCERPTS:

By Antoni Slodkowski and Mari Saito

TOKYO – Highly radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is creating an “emergency” that the operator is struggling to contain, an official from the country’s nuclear watchdog said on Monday.

This contaminated groundwater has breached an underground barrier, is rising toward the surface and is exceeding legal limits of radioactive discharge, Shinji Kinjo, head of a Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) task force, told Reuters.

Countermeasures planned by Tokyo Electric Power Co are only a temporary solution, he said.

 

New ‘Doctor Who’: It’s Peter Capaldi


 

New ‘Doctor Who’: It’s Peter Capaldi.

Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans | Reuters


The DICE database contains about 1 billion records, the senior DEA officials said. The majority of the records consist of phone log and Internet data gathered legally by the DEA through subpoenas, arrests and search warrants nationwide. Records are kept for about a year and then purged, the DEA officials said.

About 10,000 federal, state and local law enforcement agents have access to the DICE database, records show. They can query it to try to link otherwise disparate clues. Recently, one of the DEA officials said, DICE linked a man who tried to smuggle $100,000 over the U.S. southwest border to a major drug case on the East Coast.

“We use it to connect the dots,” the official said.

“AN AMAZING TOOL”

via Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans | Reuters.

Updated Database Reveals Significant Chemical Risks Are Distributed Across the Country | Center for Effective Government


 

Updated Database Reveals Significant Chemical Risks Are Distributed Across the Country | Center for Effective Government.

Pakistan probes possible Al-Qaeda link to jailbreak – FRANCE 24


 

Pakistan probes possible Al-Qaeda link to jailbreak – FRANCE 24.

Slideshow: Tips for Contact Lens Wearers


 

Slideshow: Tips for Contact Lens Wearers.

F.A. Reissiger: Dies illa (from Part 11, Libera me) – Requiem for King Carl Johan 1844



This is a live recording from 2010. In May 2012 we made a studio recording of this requiem. It will be released in the Fall of 2012.

Caecilia Society Chorus and Oslofjord Chamber Philarmonic. Steffen Kammler, director. Live recording at Frogner Church in Oslo, 7 November 2010. 

The soundtrack is the sole property of the chorus and is meant for documentation purposes only. The image in the video is a detail of the King Karl Johan monument in front of the Royal Castle in Oslo. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Dette er et konsertopptak fra 2010. I mai 2012 gjorde vi en studioinnspilling av dette requiemet. Platen kommer ut høsten 2012.

Oratoriekoret Cæciliaforeningen og Oslofjord kammerfilharmoni. Steffen Kammler, dirigent. Konsertopptak fra Frogner kirke i Oslo, 7. november 2010.

Lydsporet er korets eiendom og er kun ment for dokumentasjon av korets aktivitet. Fotoet i videoen er nærbilde av monumentet over kong Karl Johan foran slottet i Oslo. Foto: Wikimedia Commons.

 


Jan Dismas Zelenka: Trio Sonata 1 in F major ZWV 181

3. Larghetto
4. Allegro assai 

Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Maurice Bourgue (Oboe)
Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon)
Klaus Stoll (Double Bass)
Jonathan Rubin (Lute)
Christiane Jaccottet (Harpsichord)
Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
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 Jan Dismas Zelenka (baptised Jan Lukáš Zelenka; 16 October 1679 – 23 December 1745),[1] previously also known as Johann Dismas Zelenka, was the most important Czech baroque composer. His music is admired for its harmonic inventiveness and counterpoint.

Jan Dismas Zelenka memorial plaque in Louňovice pod Blaníkem,Czech Republic
Zelenka was born in Louňovice pod Blaníkem, a small market town southeast of Prague, in Bohemia. the eldest of the eight children born to Marie Magdalena (née Hájek) and Jiří Zelenka. The middle name Dismas is probably his confirmation name.[2] His father was a schoolmaster and organist there; nothing more is known with certainty about Zelenka’s early years. He received his musical training at the Jesuit college Clementinum in Prague.[3] His instrument was the violone (or bass viol). His first works, all oratorios, were written in his Prague student days.

Zelenka’s place of birth, at Louňovice pod BlaníkemCzech Republic, now marked only by a memorial plaque

Zelenka served Baron Hartig, the imperial governor resident in Prague, before his appointment as violone player in Dresden‘s royal orchestra around 1710. His emigration from Bohemia, for unknown reasons which have been speculated about, was most likely sudden. Some monographs give various personal reasons why he left, but the truth is still unknown. His first opus in Dresden was a Mass, the “Missa Sanctae Caeciliae” (c. 1711).[4]

 

 

 

 

Kempff – Brahms Capriccio op.76 no.1



Johannes Brahms, Capriccio in F sharp minor from Klavierstucke op.76.
Wilhelm Kempff, piano.
Recorded in 1953.

Alexander Glazunov – Scenes de Ballet (7/8) Valse



Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov (Russian: Александр Константинович Глазунов, Aleksandr Konstantinovič Glazunov; French: Glazounov; German: Glasunow; 10 August [O.S. 29 July] 1865 – 21 March 1936) was a Russian composer of the late Russian Romantic period, music teacher and conductor. He served as director of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory between 1905 and 1928 and was also instrumental in the reorganization of the institute into the Petrograd Conservatory, then the Leningrad Conservatory, following the Bolshevik Revolution. He continued heading the Conservatory until 1930, though he had left the Soviet Union in 1928 and did not return. The best known student under his tenure during the early Soviet years was Dmitri Shostakovich.

Scenes de Ballet op. 52 (1894)

USSR State Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky

Glazunov was significant in that he successfully reconciled nationalism and cosmopolitanism in Russian music. While he was the direct successor to Balakirev’s nationalism, he tended more towards Borodin‘s epic grandeur while absorbing a number of other influences. These included Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral virtuosity, Tchaikovsky’s lyricism and Taneyev’s contrapuntal skill. His weaknesses were a streak of academicism which sometimes overpowered his inspiration and an eclecticism which could sap the ultimate stamp of originality from his music. Younger composers such as Prokofiev and Shostakovich eventually considered his music old-fashioned while also admitting he remained a composer with an imposing reputation and a stabilizing influence in a time of transition and turmoil.

 

L. Boccherini – Complete Guitar Quintets (great playlist here friends! Check it out, bookmark it, listen to it whenever you wish!)



Ensamble: La Magnifica Comunità
Guitar: Eros Roselli

Guitar Quintette Nr.1 d-moll G.445
Guitar Quintette Nr.3 B-dur G.447 22:41
Guitar Quintette Nr.5 D-dur G.449 44:45 
Guitar Quintette Nr.6 G-dur G.450 1:04:25
Guitar Quintette Nr.4 D-dur G.448 1:19:59
Guitar Quintette Nr.2 E-dur G.446 1:38:21
Guitar Quintette C-dur G.453 1:57:50
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🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

 

Vivaldi: Concerto in G Major “Alla Rustica” RV 151 – I. Presto, II. Adagio, III. Allegro


  • I. Presto,
  • II. Adagio,
  • III. Allegro
  • Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was a baroque Italian composer and a virtuoso violinist, he is probably most famous for his series of violin concertos called the four seasons, but he wrote many string and violin concertos.

Quotation: Gilbert Chesterton situations and outcomes


One can sometimes do good by being the right person in the wrong place.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: EDWARD JOHN EYRE (1815)


Edward John Eyre (1815)

Several years after immigrating to Australia from England, Eyre decided to explore his new home. His expeditions took him, often with one or more Aboriginal companions, through some of Australia’s harshest terrain. He subsequently became a British colonial official, serving for a time as a protector of Aborigines. His sympathies, however, appear not to have extended to other marginalized groups. As governor of Jamaica, Eyre authorized hundreds of executions while suppressing what uprising? More… Discuss

 

THE REPUBLIC OF UPPER VOLTA, NOW BURKINA FASO, GAINS INDEPENDENCE (1960)


The Republic of Upper Volta, Now Burkina Faso, Gains Independence (1960)

In the European scramble for African territory in the late 19th century, France took control of the region that is now Burkina Faso. During World War I, however, the area was torn apart by violent opposition to colonial rule. To prevent continued uprisings, it was named a separate territory, Upper Volta, in 1919. When anti-colonial agitation resumed after World War II, the area became a republic, achieving full independence two years later in 1960. After what was “Upper Volta” named? More… Discuss

 

CLIMATE CHANGE LINKED TO GLOBAL VIOLENCE


Climate Change Linked to Global Violence

A team of US researchers has found a strong correlation between changes in climate and violence around the globe. Warmer temperatures and changes in rainfallwere linked to increases in assaults, rapes, murders, group conflicts, and even wars. The researchers believe that climate change actually drives up the level of human conflict and suggest a couple of possible explanations for this. Economics, they say, could play a role, as climate change can affect economic conditions that then influence individuals’ decision-making. Physiology could also be involved, as studies indicate that heat makes people prone to aggression. More… Discuss

 

SUPERMAX


Supermax

Supermax prisons provide long-term, segregated housing for the most dangerous criminals. An early supermax-style prison unit opened in Australia in 1975 but was shuttered after just two years due to human rights concerns. Since then, the supermax model has been adopted by many corrections systems around the globe despite continued criticism. “Unabomber” Theodore Kaczynski and 9-11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui are among the most infamous US supermax inmates. What is everyday life like for them? More… Discuss