Daily Archives: March 13, 2014

Make music Part of Your Life Series: Pietro A. Locatelli Concerto Grosso Op.1 No.7 in F major


Published on Mar 10, 2014
Pietro A. Locatelli Concerto Grosso Op.1 No.7 in F major

Capella Istropolitana
Jaroslav Krecek Conductor

Painting: Mario Nuzzi, La Primave 

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Bartered Bride Blachut Cervinková Ancerl Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra 1947


Bartered Bride Prodaná nevěsta Karel Ancerl

Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra 1947

Jenik – Beno Blachut
Marenka – Ludmila Cervinková
Krusina – Ladislav Mraz
Ludmilla – Jarmila Palivcova
Micha – Josef Heriban
Hata – Vera Krilová
Vasek – Rudolf Vonásek
Kecal – Karel Kalas
Circus master – Bohumir Vich
Esmeralda – Jarmilla Pechová
Indian – Jan Soumar

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European Parliament, Strasbourg, 12 March 2014 (was EU ever meant to be a Political Body?)

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European Parliament, Strasbourg, 12 March 2014

• Speaker: Nigel Farage MEP, Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Co-President of the ‘Europe of Freedom and Democracy‘ (EFD) Group in the European Parliament –http://www.nigelfaragemep.co.uk

• Debate: Preparations for the European Council meeting (20-21 March 2014)
Council and Commission statements

Video source: EbS (European Parliament)

EU Member States:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom


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Kasuga Matsuri

The Kasuga Shrine in Nara is one of the most beautiful and ancient in Japan. Every year on March 13, a festival is held there with elaborate ceremonies and performances that recall the shrine’s heyday. The hiki-uma horse ceremony, in which a sacred horse is led in procession through the streets, and the elegant Yamato-mai dance performed by Shinto women are reminiscent of the culture and customs of the Nara and Heian Eras. Construction of the Kasuga Shrine was started during the Nara period (710-784) and was completed in the first years of the Heian period (794-1185).More… Discuss


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QUOTATION: George Eliot

Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss


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Apollo 9 Safely Returns to Earth (1969)

Apollo 9 was the third manned mission in the Apollo program and consisted of a 10-day Earth-orbital mission. It was the second manned flight of the Saturn V launch vehicle and the first manned flight of the Apollo Lunar Module. During the mission, the crew tested a new spacesuit, which was the first to possess its own life support system. This meant that astronauts no longer had to rely on an umbilical connection to the spacecraft. Why did the crew name their command module “Gumdrop”? More… Discuss


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L. Ron Hubbard (1911)

American science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard founded the Church of Scientology in the early 1950s. The church’s teachings are based on Hubbard’s philosophy of Dianetics, which promotes a process called “auditing” to free a person’s spirit from the psychological burdens that interfere with happiness and self-realization. Both the religion and Hubbard remain the subjects of controversy and investigation. Scientology was seen as harmless until 1965 when what happened to change public opinionMore…Discuss


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Simple Umbilical Gel Cuts Infant Mortality in Nepal

A simple, low-cost intervention is dramatically cutting the rate of newborn deaths in Nepal and could soon be doing so in other parts of the world as well. Since 2011, when Nepalese hospitals began using chlorhexidine gel to prevent umbilical cord infection, the country has seen a 23 percent drop in newborn deaths due to infection. Nepal was the first country to make the application of chlorhexidine to the umbilical cord a routine part of its postnatal care, but Nigeria and Madagascar, bolstered by Nepal’s apparent success, are in the process of following suit. More… Discuss


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