Daily Archives: July 16, 2014

School’s letter to pupils goes viral

School’s letter to pupils goes viral http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-28319907

Beijing marathon ‘public peeing’ ban

Beijing marathon ‘public peeing’ ban http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-28324452

Hawking: ‘I support Assisted Dying’

Hawking: ‘I support Assisted Dying’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-28337443

Chinese foot binding

Chinese foot binding http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-28208695

US swamped with net neutrality posts

US swamped with net neutrality posts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28331292

Dutch liable over Srebrenica deaths

Dutch liable over Srebrenica deaths http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28313285

NO WAY: Overpopulation

FROM WIKIPEDIA:  Overpopulation

Population growth that exceeds the carrying capacity of an area or environment results in overpopulation.[21] Spikes in human population can cause problems such as pollution, water crisis,[22][23] and poverty.[24][25] World population has grown from 1.6 billion in 1900 to an estimated 7 billion today. In Mexico alone, population has grown from 13.6 million in 1900 to 107 million in 2007.[26] Virginia Abernethy notes that immigration is a road that provides a “relief valve” to overpopulation that stops a population from addressing the consequences of its overpopulation and that exports this overpopulation to another location or country.[27]

In 2000, the United Nations estimated that the world’s population was growing at the rate of 1.14% (or about 75 million people) per year. According to data from the CIA’s World Factbook, the world human population currently increases by 145 every minute.[28] The United States Census Bureau issued a revised forecast for world population that increased its projection for the year 2050 to above 9.4 billion people, up from 9.1 billion people. There are a billion more added every 12 years. Almost all growth will take place in the less developed regions.[29]

Claudio Arrau Chopin Nocturne 6 Op. 15 No 3


Claudio Arrau Chopin Nocturne 6 Op. 15 No 3

Franz Schubert: String Quartet #10 in Eb Opp125/1 D 87 (make music part of your life series)


Franz Schubert: String Quartet #10 in Eb Opp125/1 D 87




make muisc part of your life series: Erik Satie – Gnossienne, 5. Modéré (08)


Erik Satie – Gnossienne, 5. Modéré (08)

Erik Satie – Gnossienne, 5. Modéré (08)

Daniel Varsano, Philippe Entremont – Erik Satie: Piano Works

make music part ofyour life series: A. Corelli – Sonate da Camera Op.2 – No.12 in G Major


A. Corelli – Sonate da Camera Op.2 – No.12 in G Major




make music part of your life series: Luigi Boccherini – Guitar Quintet in D major, G. 449 – IV. Andantino pausato con variazioni


Luigi Boccherini – Guitar Quintet in D major, G. 449 – IV. Andantino pausato con variazioni

Published on Jun 13, 2012

Zoltán Tokos, guitar. Danubius String Quartet. Judit Tóth, violin. Adél Miklós, violin. Eniko Nagy, viola. Ilona Ribli, cello.

Saint of the Day for Wednesday, July 16th, 2014: St. Carmen (Patronal Feast Day )

quotation: I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled. P. G. Wodehouse

I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.

P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) Discuss

today’s holiday: Feast of Our Lady of Carmel

Feast of Our Lady of Carmel

Our Lady of Carmel (the Madonna del Carmine) is the patroness of the city of Naples, Italy. Her festival is celebrated with dancing, singing, and magnificent fireworks displays. Brightly decorated wax replicas of human body parts used to be sold at booths near the church, and people suffering from various physical ailments appealed to the Madonna to restore their health by offering her these replicas of the diseased portions of their bodies. Her feast is also observed by Italian Americans in the United States. More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Trygve Lie (1896)

Trygve Lie (1896)

The United Nations was established in 1945, and Lie, a Norwegian politician, became its first Secretary General the next year. His role required that he take an active part in a variety of negotiations, but the Soviet Union ceased to cooperate with him after he supported UN intervention in the Korean War, and his effectiveness was further hampered by charges from anticommunist politicians in the US that his secretariat had employed subversives. What was the impetus for Lie’s resignation in 1952? More… Discuss

tghis day in the yesteryear: Shoemaker-Levy 9 Comet Collides with Jupiter (1994)

Shoemaker-Levy 9 Comet Collides with Jupiter (1994)

In March 1993, astronomers Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker and David Levy made the first observation of a comet orbiting a planet rather than the Sun. Sixteen months later, fragments of the comet collided with Jupiter’s southern hemisphere, providing the first direct observation of the collision of two solar system objects. The impact left prominent scars that some said were more easily visible than the planet’s Great Red Spot. How did the event highlight Jupiter’s role as “cosmic vacuum cleaner“? More… Discuss

Preventing Alzheimer’s

Preventing Alzheimer’s

Researchers say a third of the world’s Alzheimer’s cases are preventable. They found that diabetes, mid-life hypertension, mid-life obesity, physical inactivity, depression, smoking, and poor education are all risk factors in the development of Alzheimer’s that can potentially be addressed to reduce risk. According to their calculations, reducing each risk factor by 10 percent could prevent nearly nine million cases of Alzheimer’s by 2050. More… Discuss



Monticello—”little mountain” in Italian—is the estate designed and built by Thomas Jefferson, based on the classical style of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. Located near Charlottesville, Virginia, it was Jefferson’s home for 56 years and was built on property he inherited from his father. Today, the site operates as a museum and is the only home in the US that has been designated a World Heritage Site. What forced Jefferson’s daughter to sell the estate? More… Discuss

word: supercilious


Definition: (adjective) Feeling or showing haughty disdain.
Synonyms: haughty, prideful, sniffy, swaggering, lordly, disdainful
Usage: He smiled in a supercilious manner and said I had better do as I was asked. Discuss.

Site lists pages blocked by Google

Site lists pages blocked by Google http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28311217

Israel warns Gaza ahead of strikes

Israel warns Gaza ahead of strikes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28320901