Daily Archives: June 30, 2014

make music part of your life series: SAMOHI (Philharmonic Orchestra) Procession of the Nobles from “Mlada” Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov


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SAMOHI (Philharmonic Orchestra) Procession of the Nobles from “MladaNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

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make music part of your life series: Stefano Grondona plays E. Granados: Danza n.5 “Andaluza”


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Stefano Grondona plays E. Granados: Danza n.5 “Andaluza”

The famous Italian guitar player Stefano Grondona plays “Danza Española n.5 ‘Andaluza'”, composed by Enrique Granados (1867-1916), original for piano, here in a transcription for guitar by Miguel Llobet (1878-1938). This is a part of a concert in Barcelona in 2006.

this pressed: Facebook under fire over ‘creepy’ secret study (Update 2)


Facebook under fire over ‘creepy’ secret study (Update 2).

make music part of your life series: Franz Liszt: Au lac de Wallenstadt S160 no. 2


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Franz Liszt: Au lac de Wallenstadt S160 no. 2

Liszt – Années de Pèlerinage
I. Suisse
2.Au lac de Wallenstadt

Saint of the Day June 30 2014: Martyrs of the See of Rome


Saint of the Day

quotation: Vices are their own punishment. Aesop


Vices are their own punishment.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Discuss

Democratic Republic of Congo Independence Day


Democratic Republic of Congo Independence Day

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) gained independence from Belgium on this day in 1960. It had been a Belgian colony since 1907, and powerful movements had struggled for self-rule since the 1950s. The people celebrated the first independence day with fireworks and bonfires in the capital city of Léopoldville (now Kinshasa). More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Gone with the Wind Published (1936)


Gone with the Wind Published (1936)

Gone with the Wind, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novel by Margaret Mitchell, tells the story of a rebellious Georgia woman named Scarlett O’Hara. It presents a detailed view of her complex relationships with family and friends and her struggle to survive in the American South before, during, and after the Civil War. Many regard the book as having a strong ideological commitment to the cause of the Confederacy. Why was Mitchell’s book the subject of a 2001 court case? More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Paul François Jean Nicolas, Vicomte de Barras (1755)


Paul François Jean Nicolas, Vicomte de Barras (1755)

Barras was a Provençal nobleman who became disenchanted with the royal regime and joined the French Revolution. When, after the fall of the monarchy, a war dictatorship replaced it, Barras played a key role in overthrowing Maximilien Robespierre and ending the Reign of Terror. Eventually given command of the army of the interior and the police, he suppressed a royalist uprising in 1795 by turning the troops over to a young officer in whose marriage he later played a role. Who was this officer? More… Discuss

health: “Drastic Action” Needed to Contain Ebola Outbreak in West Africa


“Drastic Action” Needed to Contain Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

The World Health Organization is calling for “drastic action” to contain the outbreak of Ebola currently raging in West Africa. Since the outbreak began four months ago, it has spread from Guinea to nearby Sierra Leone and Liberia, infected more than 600 people, and claimed nearly 400 lives, making it the largest Ebola outbreak in terms of cases, deaths, and geographical spread. Despite the presence of 150 experts, the number of reported cases and deaths is still rising daily, threatening the entire region and beyond. The charity Médecins Sans Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders, says the outbreak is out of control. More… Discuss

Pictures Of Ebola Virus


 

Pictures Of Ebola Virus.

The Crater of Diamonds


The Crater of Diamonds

Situated over an eroded volcanic pipe in Arkansas, Crater of Diamonds State Park is the world’s only diamond-bearing site open to the public. The park features a 37-acre plowed field where visitors can prospect for diamonds and other gemstones. Moreover, they may keep whatever they find regardless of value. Since the area became a state park in 1972, visitors have taken home more than 25,000 diamonds. In 1924, the largest diamond ever unearthed in the US was found there. How many carats was it? More… Discuss

word: alacrity


alacrity 

Definition: (noun) Cheerful willingness.
Synonyms: briskness, eagerness
Usage: Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart. Discuss.