Daily Archives: October 17, 2013

The Power of Your Voice


If Everyone Cares

http://www.IfEveryoneCares.org ~ Do you believe in the Power and Value of Your Voice? After watching a TED talks by Bryan Stevenson and having spoken to thousands of people since the idea of If Everyone Cares was born two years ago I have heard so many individuals express doubts over the power & value of their voice –
I challenge this  🙂 )

If Everyone Cares

If Everyone Cares – Believe in the Power of Your Voice


If Everyone Cares – Believe in the Power of Your Voice.

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Angry Nerd: Need an Idea for a TV Show? Just Steal a Classic Story! | Underwire | Wired.com


 

Angry Nerd: Need an Idea for a TV Show? Just Steal a Classic Story! | Underwire | Wired.com.

Fascinating Visualizations Of How Cats See The World – DesignTAXI.com


 

Fascinating Visualizations Of How Cats See The World – DesignTAXI.com.

7 Photos of L.A. Street Food Throughout The Years | The Nosh | Food | KCET


 

7 Photos of L.A. Street Food Throughout The Years | The Nosh | Food | KCET.

NASA Shutdown Unleashes Beautiful Astronaut Photos on Twitter – News Watch


 

NASA Shutdown Unleashes Beautiful Astronaut Photos on Twitter – News Watch.

Banning Lead Ammunition Could Give Condors a Chance


 

Banning Lead Ammunition Could Give Condors a Chance.

Stenographer unleashes surprising outburst on the floor of Congress – CSMonitor.com


 

Stenographer unleashes surprising outburst on the floor of Congress – CSMonitor.com.

Wonkbook: It’s time to downgrade America’s political system


 

Wonkbook: It’s time to downgrade America’s political system.

A Website I will visit again: FlixelPix Photography (Freedom Through Photography)


FlixelPix Photography(Freedom Through Photography)

FlixelPix Photography(Freedom Through Photography) (click to access Site)

The evolution of the Fujifilm X-range of cameras has been particularly impressive with the power and versatility of the flagship X-Pro1 being made available in even more affordable and portable packages. – See more at: http://www.flixelpix.com/#sthash.573AW1lv.dpuf

The Long Exposure Photography ebook


The Long Exposure Photography ebook.
The Long Exposure eBook

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and Stevie Wonder Address the Audience at the Global Citizen Festival


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Published on Oct 17, 2013

The Secretary-General appeared on stage on 28 September at the Global Citizen Festival with United Nations Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder; together with 60,000 activists in Central Park, they lifted their voices to end extreme poverty.
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Shutdown cost billions in wages, shopping and more


Shutdown cost billions in wages, shopping and more.

Wired Space Photo of the Day – Wired Science


Wired Space Photo of the Day – Wired Science.
Oct 17, 2013

Economic hit from impasse could endure – latimes.com


Economic hit from impasse could endure – latimes.com.
President Obama on the shutdown

Edward Snowden: US would have buried NSA warnings forever | World news | theguardian.com


 

Edward Snowden: US would have buried NSA warnings forever | World news | theguardian.com.

Video: As shutdown ends, repercussions begin – The Globe and Mail


Video: As shutdown ends, repercussions begin – The Globe and Mail.

Great Performances: ANTONIN DVORÁK – SINFONIE NO. 8 IN G-DUR OP. 88 – WIENER PHILHARMONIKER – HERBERT VON KARAJAN



I. Allegro con brio[0:06]
II. Adagio – [9:57]
III. Allegretto grazioso, molto vivace – [21:28]
IV. Allegro ma non troppo – [27:05]
Wiener Philharmoniker – 
Herbert von Karajan, Leitung –
Großer Musikvereinssaal Wien
Januar/Februar 1985

 

Forest Murmurs – Siegfried Act II – Wagner – Nature [Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy.]



The peaceful beauty of the forest enchants Siegfried. He listens to the song of a bird, who tells him of a beautiful woman named Brünnhilde, asleep on a mountain encircled by a ring of magic fire. Only one who has no fear can pass through the flames and awaken her from sleep. Siegfried immediately sets out to find her.

Music performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy.

Bizet / Herbert von Karajan, 1958: L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2 – Intermezzo, Minuet, Farandole



Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) leads the Philharmonia Orchestra in this 1958 recording of the Intermezzo, Minuet and Farandole from the L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2. I created this video from the LP depicted above, issued in 1958 on the Angel label, serial number S. 35618. All images in this video are taken from the LP label (3:47) and LP jacket (10:14), front and reverse. (An image of the reverse side of the jacket appears at the end of the video.)

Movement 2: Intermezzo
Movement 3: Minuet (5:17)
Movement 4: Farandole (9:23)

Movement 1: Pastorale – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-fyBs…

More from this LP:

L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1 – Prelude (1): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZKYXD…

L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1 – Minuet, Allegro giocoso (2):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFo-A0…

L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1 – Adagietto (3):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Axb5e…

L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1 – Carillon (4): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3FJJu…

Carmen, Suite No. 1 – Prelude, Act : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iSqEy…

 

Peasant Pas Variation, Giselle 2006, Shelby Dyer


 

Music for a Thursday Evening: Ivo Pogorelich – Mozart – Piano Sonata No 11 in A major, K 331



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata No 11 in A major, K 331

Ivo Pogorelich, piano

 

Il Giardino Armonico- Cristoph Willibald Gluck “Dance of the spectres and the furies”



Il Giardino Armonico-Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) “Dance of the spectres and the furies”
Allegro non troppo- (Don Juan, Vienna 1761)
From the album “La casa del diavolo/Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini”(2004)
(Gluck, C.P. Bach, W.F. Bach, Locatelli, Boccherini)

 

Manuel de Falla – La Vida Breve (Spanish Dance No.1) Orchestral


Manuel de Falla – La Vida Breve (Spanish Dance No.1) Orchestral

 

Great Western Movie Themes: Alfred Newman – “How The West Was Won”



Great Western Movie Themes: Alfred Newman – “How The West Was Won

 

Great Performances: Schubert Symphony No 3 D major Maazel Bavarian RSO


 

Oistrakh plays Wieniawski Legende op.17



Wienawski(1835-1880)-Légende op.17
David Oistrakh-Violin
Vladimir Yampolsky-Piano

 

Rampal – Andante and rondo, op. 25 – Franz Doppler



Andante and rondo, op. 25 – Franz Doppler
Performed by Jean Pierre Rampal and Claudi Arimany with John Steele Ritter

 

Great Performances: Kyoko Oyagi Plays BORODIN’S “In the steppes of Central Asia”



Legendary virtuoso,Kyoko Oyagi,japanese female pianist (International competition Viotti 1st prize) plays Borodin arranged for solo-piano by herself.1999/Tokyo,Japan,Live recording.Most successful Asian descendant pianist of Emil Sauer who combined Franz liszt’s and Russian pianism.Hans Kann’s favorite disciple,大八木恭子.

 

Lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident



This week Fairewinds Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen participated in two panel discussions in Boston and New York City entitled “The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident: Ongoing Lessons” Other panelists included Ralph Nader, Peter Bradford, Naoto Kan, Gregory Jaczko and Jean-Michel Cousteau.

The video above is a recording of Arnie’s speech entitled “Forty Good Years And One Very Bad Day.” To watch the entire NYC presentation, visit:
http://new.livestream.com/FukushimaLe…

Uploaded by permission. For more information, please visit:
http://fairewinds.org/podcast/fukushi…

For complete transcript, visit:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/lessons-…

 

Beethoven : Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 “Spring”



Beethoven : Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 “Spring” 
Adolf Busch (Violin)
Rudolf Serkin (Piano)

(Rec.1933) Copyright: Public Domain

 

CPRBlog: What is a “Small Business,” Exactly? Two Concepts from OSHA’s Silica Proposal


CPRBlog: What is a “Small Business,” Exactly? Two Concepts from OSHA’s Silica Proposal.

President calls for new approach after shutdown – CNN.com


 

President calls for new approach after shutdown – CNN.com.

Photos of the Day 10/16 – The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com


Photos of the Day 10/16 – The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com.

Edvard Grieg Elegies For Piano, Op 34 II Last Spring



Edvard Grieg Elegies For Piano, Op 34 II Last Spring

 

A. Marcello – Oboe Concerto in d minor (Marcel Ponseele, baroque oboe / Il Gardellino)



Alessandro Marcello (1684~1750)

Concerto per Oboe, Archi e Basso Continuo in re minore, SF 935 – Op.1 
(First published in 1717)

I. Andante e spiccato – 00:00
II. Adagio – 03:32
III. Presto – 07:09

Marcel Ponseele (Baroque Oboe)
Ensemble Il Gardellino 
Marcel Ponseele (conductor)

A slightly older contemporary of Antonio Vivaldi, Marcello held concerts at his hometown of Venice. He composed and published several sets of concertos, including six concertos under the title of La Cetra (The Lyre), as well as cantatas, arias, canzonets, and violin sonatas. Marcello often composed under the pseudonym Eterio Stinfalico, his name as a member of the celebrated Arcadian Academy (Pontificia Accademia degli Arcadi). He died in Padua in 1747. Alessandro’s brother was Benedetto Marcello (1686~1739), also a composer.

Although his works are infrequently performed today, Marcello is regarded as a very competent composer. His La Cetra concertos are “unusual for their wind solo parts, concision and use of counterpoint within a broadly Vivaldian style,” according to Grove, “placing them as a last outpost of the classic Venetian Baroque concerto.”

A concerto Marcello wrote in d minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo is perhaps his best-known work. Its worth was attested to by Johann Sebastian Bach who transcribed it for harpsichord (BWV 974). A number of editions have been published of the famous Oboe Concerto in d minor. The edition in c minor is credited to Benedetto Marcello.

 

Quotation: Lucy Maud Montgomery


It is sometimes a little lonely to be surrounded everywhere by a happiness that is not your own.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) Discus

 

Today’s Birthday: MAE CAROL JEMISON (1956)


Mae Carol Jemison (1956)

Born in America at a time when being black and female were considered distinct disadvantages, particularly in the scientific community, Jemison nevertheless had big dreams and intense drive. She studied medicine and was a practicing physician until the late 1980s, when she made history by becoming the first black female astronaut. In 1992, she skyrocketed to fame aboard the US space shuttleEndeavour as the first African-American woman in space. Why did she resign from NASA the next year? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: LOMA PRIETA EARTHQUAKE DISRUPTS WORLD SERIES (1989)


Loma Prieta Earthquake Disrupts World Series (1989)

Game 3 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics was scheduled to begin at 5:35 PM on October 17, 1989, but Mother Nature intervened. The Loma Prieta earthquake struck San Francisco at 5:04 PM with 60,000 fans already inside Candlestick Park. Due to the timing, it was the first major earthquake to be broadcast on live TV, and a blimp covering the game was able to coordinate emergency efforts. What did broadcaster Al Michaels say before the network feed was lost? More… Discuss

 

HALF-TON METEORITE FRAGMENT PULLED FROM RUSSIAN LAKE


Half-Ton Meteorite Fragment Pulled from Russian Lake

Divers have successfully retrieved from the bottom of aRussian lake a half-ton chunk of the meteorite thatexploded over the region earlier this year. It is the largest piece of the 10,000-ton meteorite yet recovered. The enormous fragment was wrapped in a protective covering before being placed on a metal sheet and then dragged out of the water. Unfortunately, when it came time to weigh the space rock, things went terribly awry. As it was being hoisted for weighing, the fragment broke apart into at least three pieces. As if that were not bad enough, the scale then broke too. More… Discuss

 

THE BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES


The British Overseas Territories

At the height of its power in the late 19th century, the British Empire had acquired about one quarter of the world’s land area, including territories with large indigenous populations in Asia and Africa. Some colonies have since gained independence, but Britain continues to control the administration and legislature of 14 colonies known as the British Overseas Territories. As they are found on or near every continent, the sun still never sets on the British Empire. What are the 14 colonies? More…Discuss

 

Word: ROISTER


roister 

Definition: (verb) Engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking.
Synonyms: carouseriot
Usage: Grab your hats and your flasks, lads; we’re going to roister till sunup. Discuss.