Daily Archives: May 6, 2014

Fewer Women Dying During Childbirth Globally; US Lagging News medscape.com Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health

Fewer Women Dying During Childbirth Globally; US Lagging News medscape.com Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health.

Around world, fewer women die in childbirth

Around world, fewer women die in childbirth.

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Bl. Edward Jones

Blessed Edward Jones and Anthony Middleton, Martyrs Edward Jones from Wales and Anthony Middleton from Yorkshire were both educated at the Douai College in Rheims. They became priests and were sent … continue reading

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MACHIAVELLI: THE PRINCE – FULL Audio Book | Greatest Audio Books

MACHIAVELLI: THE PRINCE – FULL Audio Book | Greatest Audio Books | Niccolo Machiavelli | Business | Wealth | Strategy | Politics – – ll Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine writer Niccolò Machiavelli, originally called “De Principatibus” (About Principalities). It was written around 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli’s death. The treatise is not actually representative of his published work during his lifetime, but it is certainly the best remembered one. (summary from Wikipedia.org)
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Chapter listing and length:

00 – The Prince – Front matter — 00:33:54

01 – The Prince – Ch. 01-03 — 00:22:25

02 – The Prince – Ch. 04-06 — 00:17:33

03 – The Prince – Ch. 07-08 — 00:30:33

04 – The Prince – Ch. 09-11 — 00:19:59

05 – The Prince – Ch. 12-13 — 00:25:19

06 – The Prince – Ch. 14-16 — 00:15:37

07 – The Prince – Ch. 17-18 — 00:17:31

08 – The Prince – Ch. 19 — 00:24:37

09 – The Prince – Ch. 20-22 — 00:25:04

10 – The Prince – Ch. 23-26 — 00:27:29

11 – The Prince – Appendix 1 — 00:16:46

12 – The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca – Part 1 — 00:32:12

13 – The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca – Part 2 — 00:39:19

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of “The Prince”, by Nicolo Machiavelli

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Prince, by Nicolo Machiavelli

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Title: The Prince
Author: Nicolo Machiavelli
Translator: W. K. Marriott
Release Date: February 11, 2006 [EBook #1232]
Last Updated: November 5, 2012
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Expectation, poetic thought by George B (my poetry collection)

Expectation, poetic thought by George B

It happen once before, creation,
when all there wasn’t turned into being
But then it all fell into complacency
And we became accustomed to just this –
We call being…

Being interrupted,
takes one to before creation,
when nothing was, yet,
everything had an equal chance to become…
fifty- fifty chance,
either – or
it is that simple,
being, not being,
it’s expected…

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A Tuesday Cinemateque Matinee: “If it’s Tuesday”


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If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
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Directed by Mel Stuart
Produced by Stan Margulies & David L. Wolper
Written by David Shaw
Starring Suzanne Pleshette
Ian McShane
Music by Walter Scharf
Cinematography Vilis Lapenieks
Editing by David Saxon
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • April 24, 1969
Running time 99 min
Country United States
Language English
Box office $6,000,000[1]

If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium is a 1969 romantic comedy film made by Wolper Pictures and released by United Artists. It was directed by Mel Stuart, filmed on location throughout Europe, and features many cameo appearances from various stars.

The title, also used by a 1965 documentary on CBS television that filmed one such tour, was taken from a New Yorker cartoon by Leonard Dove. Published in the June 22, 1957, issue of the magazine, the cartoon depicts a young woman near a tour bus and a campanile, frustratedly exclaiming “But if it’s Tuesday, it _has_ to be Siena.”, thereby humorously illustrating the whirlwind nature of European tour schedules. This concept formed the premise of the film’s plot.

The film was remade in 1987 as a made-for-TV movie titled If It’s Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium.


Charlie (Ian McShane) is an English tour guide who takes groups of Americans on whirlwind 18-day sightseeing tours of Europe. Among his various clients on his latest trip are Samantha (Suzanne Pleshette) with whom he wants to have an affair; a man who desires a pair of custom-made Italian shoes from a certain cobbler in Rome; and a vet who is reliving his World War II experiences.


The film also has cameo appearances by Senta Berger, John Cassavetes, Joan Collins, Vittorio De Sica, Anita Ekberg, Ben Gazzara, Virna Lisi, Elsa Martinelli, Catherine Spaak and Robert Vaughn. Folk singer Donovan makes a guest appearance in the film singing Lord of the Reedy River, which he had also written. He also wrote the film’s title song, performed by J.P. Rags. J.P. Rags is a pseudonym for Douglas Cox. The then current Miss Belgium, Sonya Doumen, also appears.


  • Locations where the film was shot include Rome and Venice, Italy; Brussels and Bastogne, Belgium; the Netherlands; Switzerland; and London, England. The film poster shows the cast on the normally pedestrianized Grote Markt square of Antwerp, Belgium, posing for a typical souvenir photo in front of the city hall, with their tour bus obstructing the view of the Brabo fountain which is normally a favorite photo-op with other tourists.


The film earned estimated rentals of $3 million in North America during its initial run.[2]


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Today’s Holiday: Hidrellez Festival

 Today’s Holiday


Hidrellez Festival

The Hidrellez Festival is observed in Turkey every May 6. It is marked as the day that two prophets, Hizir and Ilyas, met each other on Earth; the word Hidrellez is a fusing of the two names. The festival is a joyous celebration of the coming of spring. People prepare for Hidrellez by thoroughly cleaning their homes; they also purchase fresh new clothes to wear for the Hidrellez Festival, and prepare special food, such as fresh lamb or lamb’s liver. On Hidrellez night, people leave purses and pantries open and put out food bowls, in the belief that Hizir will bring abundance to the homes he visits. More… Discuss

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Quotation: Niccolo Machiavelli “If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.”

Quotation of the Day


If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) Discuss

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Today’s Birthday: Sigmund Freud (1856)

 Today’s Birthday


Sigmund Freud (1856)

Freud was an Austrian psychiatrist who pioneered the study of the unconscious mind and founded the method of psychological therapy known as psychoanalysis. He postulated that there are a number of defense mechanisms that protect the conscious mind from threatening feelings, and he made conscious recognition of these forgotten experiences—through hypnosis and, later, free association—the foundation of psychoanalytic therapy. Freud was an outspoken proponent and early user of what narcotic? More… Discuss

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This Day in the Yesteryear: Louis XIV of France Moves His Court to Versailles (1682)

This Day in the Yesteryear


Louis XIV of France Moves His Court to Versailles (1682)

During his reign, King Louis XIV moved his court and government offices to Versailles. The palace is one of the largest and most lavish ever built. At a time when mirrors were some of the priciest luxury items to acquire, Louis installed an entire hall of them. The grounds feature fountains, reservoirs, sculptures, temples, grottoes, and even two smaller palaces. Louis’s motive for the move is thought to have been a desire to more closely monitor the nobility. Why did he feel this was necessary? More… Discuss

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In the News: Shipwreck Yields More than $1 Million in Gold

 In the News


Shipwreck Yields More than $1 Million in Gold

A marine salvage company has recovered nearly 1,000 ounces of gold worth $1.3 million from a historic shipwreck off the US east coast, but this is a mere fraction of what went down with the ship in 1857—and what the company will likely eventually raise from the depths. The ship was transporting an estimated 21 tons of gold ingots, coins, and raw gold as well as the personal wealth of its 477 passengers when it sank in a hurricane, contributing to the Panic of 1857, a US banking crisis. Discovered in 1988, the wreck was explored by a company that recovered some $40 million in gold before being driven off by lawsuits. More… Discuss

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ARTICLE: Monte Carlo


Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo, a principality of Monaco, is a resort town located on the French Riviera. It is known as a playground for the rich and famous, thanks to its breathtaking scenery, fine villas, luxurious hotels, and world-famous casino—which has long been a source of intrigue. Joseph Jagger first broke the bank after discovering a bias in one of the roulette wheels in 1873, and the casino has since been featured in several James Bond films. What famous sporting events are held in Monte Carlo? More… Discuss

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JNPR Stock Price Today – Juniper Networks Inc. Stock Quote – WSJ.com

The Wall Street JournalJNPR Stock Price Today – Juniper Networks Inc. Stock Quote – WSJ.com.The Wall Street Journal

Symantec Develops New Attack on Cyberhacking – WSJ.com


Symantec Develops New Attack on Cyberhacking – WSJ.com.

Twitter / globeandmail: World’s next tallest tower …


Twitter / globeandmail: World’s next tallest tower ….

Air Pollution Is Killing Millions


Air Pollution Is Killing Millions.