Daily Archives: July 20, 2014

States Sue 5-Hour Energy over Advertising | MyCentralOregon.com


http://www.mycentraloregon.com/2014/07/18/states-sue-5-hour-energy-over-advertising/

The beaches where Lego keeps washing up


The beaches where Lego keeps washing up http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28367198

Mysteries of medieval graffiti


Mysteries of medieval graffiti http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-28035013

“along the trail” by George-B (oil-emergence-2)_FotoSketcher (my art collection)


along the trail by George-B (oil-emergence-2)_FotoSketcher

along the trail by George-B (oil-emergence-2)_FotoSketcher

The NSA’s Other Privacy Loophole | American Civil Liberties Union


The NSA’s Other Privacy Loophole | American Civil Liberties Union.

happy birthday Carlos: Thanks for your amaysing music! “The Best of Santana” ( Full Album ) 1998


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Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Released: March,1998
Label: Columbia A&R: John Kalodner
Produced by: Bob Irwin Mastered by: George Marino

Tracklist:

“Jingo” 00:00
Evil Ways04:15
“Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen” 08:09
Oye Como Va13:29
Samba Pa Ti17:46
She’s Not There22:32
No One To Depend On26:42
Open Invitation32:14
Hold On37:00
“Bella” 41:23
“Winning” 45:54
“All I Ever Wanted” 49:22
Dance Sister Dance ( Baila Mi Hermana )” 53:25
Europa ( Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile )” 01:01:41
“Everybody’s Everything” 01:06:48
Soul Sacrifice01:10:19

 

 

Saint of the day, July 20, 2014: St. Margaret of Antioh


Image of St. Margaret of AntiochNothing certain is known of her, but according to her untrustworthy legend, she was the daughter of a pagan priest at Antioch in Pisidia. Also known as Marina, she was converted to Christianity, whereupon she was driven from home by her father. She became a shepherdess and when she spurned the advances of Olybrius, the prefect, who was infatuated with her beauty, he charged her with being a Christian. He had her tortured and then imprisoned, and while she was in prison she had an encounter with the devil in the form of a dragon. According to the legend, he swallowed her, but the cross she carried in her hand so irritated his throat that he was forced to disgorge her (she is patroness of childbirth). The next day, attempts were made to execute her by fire and then by drowning, but she was miraculously saved and converted thousands of spectators witnessing her ordeal-all of whom were promptly executed. Finally, she was beheaded. That she existed and was martyred are probably true; all else is probably fictitious embroidery and added to her story, which was immensely popular in the Middle Ages, spreading from the East all over Western Europe. She is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, and hers was one of the voices heard by Joan of Arc. Her feast day is July 20th.

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thoday’s holiday: Maidens’ Fair on Mount Gaina


Maidens’ Fair on Mount Gaina

The Maidens’ Fair is a major folk festival held at Mount Gaina in Transylvania, Romania. It was originally a marriage fair, where young men came to choose their future wives, but is now an opportunity for people to display their talents in handicrafts, costume making, singing, and dancing. Thousands of people gather for the events of the fair, which include dance competitions and concerts by folk bands and singers. Other aspects of the festival are feasts and bonfires, and the chanting of satirical verses during certain folk dances. More…
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TARGUL DE FETE DE PE MUNTELE GAINA

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quotation: Gilbert Chesterton


I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)

today’s birthday: Carlos Santana (1947)


Carlos Santana (1947)

Santana is a Mexican-American Grammy Award-winning guitarist. He became famous in the 1960s with his eponymous band, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin music. The band’s sound features his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments—like timbales and congas—not generally heard in rock music. Santana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. What instrument did he play as a boy before switching to guitar? More…
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The Best of Santana ( Full Album ) 1998

Released: March,1998
Label: Columbia A&R: John Kalodner
Produced by: Bob Irwin Mastered by: George Marino

Tracklist:

“Jingo” 00:00
Evil Ways04:15
“Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen” 08:09
Oye Como Va13:29
Samba Pa Ti17:46
“She’s Not There” 22:32
“No One To Depend On” 26:42
“Open Invitation” 32:14
“Hold On” 37:00
“Bella” 41:23
“Winning” 45:54
“All I Ever Wanted” 49:22
“Dance Sister Dance ( Baila Mi Hermana )” 53:25
“Europa ( Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile )” 01:01:41
“Everybody’s Everything” 01:06:48
Soul Sacrifice01:10:19

 

this day in the yesteryear: British Columbia Joins Confederation of Canada (1871)


British Columbia Joins Confederation of Canada (1871)

In the years leading up to British Columbia’s entrance into the Confederation of Canada, a series of gold rushes prompted financial crises in the region as well as fears that the US might attempt to annex the British colony. In 1871, British Columbia became the Confederation’s sixth province, strengthening Canada’s hand in international trade. In return, Canada assumed a large portion of the province’s debt. What is the meaning of British Columbia’s Latin motto, “Splendor sine occasu”? More…

Scientists Create Biological Pacemaker


Scientists Create Biological Pacemaker

Scientists have successfully tested in pigs a form of gene therapy that turns ordinary cardiac muscle cells into specialized ones that signal to the heart when it should beat, effectively creating a biological pacemaker that restored normal heart rhythm to pigs with heart block. Pig and human hearts are quite similar, so the results are encouraging, and researchers hope to begin human trials within a few years. Eventually, this procedure could offer an alternative to artificial pacemakers, which require surgical implantation and regular replacement. More…

word: cognizant


cognizant 

Definition: (adjective) Fully informed; conscious.
Synonyms: aware
Usage: Tarzan, although cognizant of his mighty powers, realized also his limitations.

The Walnut Street Theatre


The Walnut Street Theatre

The Walnut Street Theatre, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the oldest continuously-operating theater in America. Its first play was The Rivals in 1812, and it went on to host many pre-Broadway tryouts of soon-to-be classics—including Gigi with Audrey Hepburn and A Streetcar Named Desire with Marlon Brando. Technologically innovative, it was the first theater to install gas footlights and air conditioning. In 1976, what major non-theatrical event happened there? More…