Daily Archives: October 31, 2013

Chinese Occupation of Tibet: The New Tibet (part 2/5)


Published on Oct 29, 2013

NEXT PART, Oct 30th!

Since in 1958 the Chinese army invaded Tibet, Lhasa has undergone a major transformation from a small city feudal prohibited fabulous and a gross metropolis of concrete and glass, as the other major Chinese cities, not want to miss the train of progress.

Especially in the last 20 years, major investors in the Chinese east coast have looked in this remote region rich in natural resources and cheap labor, and where the local government has enormous fiscal and social advantages.

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AMAZONIA: LAST CALL (The lungs of the Planet are getting to small for the Planet’s survival)



Ep. 3.THE VOICE OF THE JUNGLE: The protection of Indian cultures, headed by Sidney Pssuelo. This series travels across Brazilian landscapes by way of one of the main links still binding the essence of humanity with the Earth: the Amazon. The filming of the first point of contact with an isolated race, the Zos, the encroachment on areas of the Amazonian forest previously uncaptured on film, the evidence relating to the development of the illegal trafficking of species or the recording of the immeasurable value of Brazil’s natural spaces; these are just excerpts from the series. The underlying theme is the conflict between the development and conservation of one of the key natural areas underpinning the stability of the planet.

 

Halloween Special: Real-Life Vampires Hunt with Stealth -Trick or Treat?



Armed with sharp teeth, a blood-lapping tongue, and an anticoagulant in its saliva, the vampire bat’s attack is so subtle that it can sometimes feast undetected. Daniel Streicker, a National Geographic grantee and University of Glasgow research fellow, explores the bats’ sophisticated hunting strategy. (Some of this footage is a demonstration in a controlled laboratory environment.)

Just in time for Halloween, read more about nature’s real-life bloodsuckers:
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.c…

 

Halloween Special: World’s Biggest Spider Explained


World’s Biggest Spider Explained.

The world’s largest spider, the Goliath tarantula is also a venomous killer that liquefies its prey. Gustavo Hormiga, a biology professor at George Washington University, explains the arachnid‘s ferocious hunting strategy—and why there’s no need to fear it unless you’re the size of a mouse.

Just in time for Halloween, read more about the world’s biggest spider:
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.c…

Health Policy Canceled? What We Know and Don’t Know – ProPublica


 

Health Policy Canceled? What We Know and Don’t Know – ProPublica.

Your Guide to the Latest Efforts to Hold Big Banks Accountable – ProPublica


Your Guide to the Latest Efforts to Hold Big Banks Accountable – ProPublica.

Ave Maria Schubert Liszt Valentina Lisitsa



The most beautiful and inspired melody ever written, isn’t it? I don’t feel any kind of video or visual is adequate for this music. Too much action , with hands flying all over the keyboard ( Liszt made sure it is one of the most difficult transcriptions – ever ) . To fully enjoy it , download a free MP3 at my Google Music store:
https://market.android.com/details?id…
Outside of US download here : http://tinyurl.com/7zz3ewc
If you feel creative, please go ahead and make better visuals – or just use it as a soundtrack for a self-made Christmas card, or share it with your friends as is… Enjoy – and Merry Christmas !!!!
The video was recorded a week ago , in Hannover – for “Liszt project”, my attempt to recreate old style recording — with final result being an fully analogue vinyl LP
PS. Turns out Google music is not available for non-US users. I uploaded it on file-sharing and links are available at my twitter account ( ValLisitsa) and Facebook. or directly:
http://tinyurl.com/7zz3ewc

Sheet music is available at IMSLP here ( it is a beautiful first edition in public domain ): 
http://tinyurl.com/7sln8xh

 

Murdoch staff turned to hacking in ‘dog-eat-dog’ world, court hears | Reuters


Murdoch staff turned to hacking in ‘dog-eat-dog’ world, court hears | Reuters.
Former News International Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey courthouse in London October 31, 2013. REUTERS-Luke MacGregor

Patriarch Gregorius: Syria’s beleagured Christians worry about role of extremists



Patriarch Gregorius: Syria’s beleagured Christians worry about role of extremists
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New ‘rules of behaviour’ for the NSA? – World Papers



The US’s spying program continues to get a lot of attention in the international press as lawmakers move forward with a bill to reign in the NSA. Also making headlines: British justice on trial, can a joke harm national security and the Norwegian government encourages married couples to go on dates.
10/30/2013 IN THE WORLD PAPERS.
Live from the newsroom, FRANCE24 journalist provides an exhaustive overview of world’s newspaper headlines.
All shows: 
http://www.france24.com/en/list/emiss…
FRANCE 24 INTERNATIONAL NEWS 24/7
http://www.france24.com

 

Fabulous Performamces: “Liszt Project” Recording Old-Fashioned Way:-) Analog Tape to Vinyl LP. Lisitsa



Recording of Liszt album in all analog ( or analogue if you will :-)) 1/4 inch Studer tape , no edits allowed !!!! 6 tapes , each one 40 minutes long is what it takes to get approximately 53 minutes of final result. I always knew that Liszt was dangerous 🙂 One tape was gone for sound tests , and another wasted on takes that had a squeeky pedal ( or was it a boot )? Anywya, here is more technical stuff…
Digital back-up ( lol) on Sequoia digital platform .
Interviews with the producer Michael Fine, sound engineers Wolf Dieter Karwatky and Wim Makkee. Liszt Ballade #2, Hungarian Rhapsody #12, Verdi – Liszt Aida, Schubert – Liszt songs (Ave Maria, Gute Nacht, Der Erlkonig, Der Muller und der Bach, Das Madchen Klage), Rondo Fantastique “El Contrabandista”.