Daily Archives: August 1, 2014

India hires mimics to scare monkeys


India hires mimics to scare monkeys http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/28599470

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Hamas denies holding Israeli soldier


Hamas denies holding Israeli soldier http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28617909

Tribe Emerges From Brazilian Jungle Possibly for First Time


http://gma.yahoo.com/tribe-emerges-brazilian-jungle-possibly-first-time-015300285–abc-news-topstories.html
A remarkable video shows a group of indigenous people seen for the first time by the outside world as they emerged from a Brazilian jungle while fleeing illegal loggers and drug traffickers, according a Brazilian group that tracks such jungle tribes. The encounter took place within the last two weeks, but the video was released today by the Brazilian indigenous authority FUNAI. The tribal men are naked except for belts and loincloths and carry different weapons, including bows and arrows and spears in the 8-minute video.

Risking it all to save the boss


Risking it all to save the boss http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28580359

The next silicon revolution?


The next silicon revolution? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28600802

Seven singular sports from the Victorian era


Seven singular sports from the Victorian era http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28546844

Ukraine leaks Stalin’s ‘KGB secrets’


Ukraine leaks Stalin’s ‘KGB secrets’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-28604779

Ebola ‘spreading too fast’ – WHO


Ebola ‘spreading too fast’ – WHO http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-28610112

NYPD Officer’s Choke Hold Led to Staten Island Man’s Death: Medical Examiner – WSJ


http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/staten-island-man-died-of-choke-hold-administered-by-nypd-officer-new-york-city-medical-examiner-1406922200?mobile=y

Obama: ‘We tortured some folks’


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2014/08/01/obama-news-conference-budget-israel-palestine-russia-ukraine/13470133/

CANNERY ROW (1982) – FORGOTTEN TREASURE


CANNERY ROW (1982) – FORGOTTEN TREASURE

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CANNERY ROW (1982) DIRECTED BY DAVID S WARD, STARRING NICK NOLTE , DEBRA WINGER, AUDRA LINDLEY, FRANK MCRAE, M. EMMETT WALSH, AND JOHN HOUSTON AS THE NARRATOR. RAQUEL WELCH WAS FAMOUSLY FIRED AND WAS REPLACED BY WINGER PRIOR TO THE PRODUCTION OF THIS FILM. AUDRA LINDLEY (MRS. ROPER FROM “THREE’S COMPANY”) GIVES A STAND OUT PERFORMANCE IN THIS FORGOTTEN TREASURE!

People and places: Cannery Row



Edward Flanders Robb Ricketts (May 14, 1897 — May 11, 1948) commonly known as Ed Ricketts, was an American marine biologist, ecologist, and philosopher. He is best known for Between Pacific Tides (1939), a pioneering study of intertidal ecology, and for his influence on writer John Steinbeck, which resulted in their collaboration on the Sea of Cortez, later republished as The Log from the Sea of Cortez (1951).

Read more : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Ricketts

Bust at Monterey site of Ricketts’ fatal 1948 car-train collision. People continually place flowers in his hand which holds a starfish. RIP “Doc”. I love You.

Saint of the Day – August1, 2014: St. Alphonsus Marie Liguori


Saint of the Day

quotation: Plato


He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.

Plato (427 BC347 BC) Discuss

today’s holiday: Festival Interceltique


Festival Interceltique

Created in 1971, the Festival Interceltique (Interceltic Festival) brings together traditional and contemporary expressions of Celtic culture and arts. Approximately 4,500 singers, instrumentalists, visual artists, dancers, professors, and filmmakers from the traditionally Celtic lands take part in the event, including Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Galicia (Spain), Asturias (Spain), and Brittany (France). The festival takes place in Lorient, a town in Brittany, from the first Friday in August until the second Sunday in August. About 350,000 spectators attend the festival annually. More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Jerry Garcia (1942)


Jerry Garcia (1942)

Garcia was the lead guitarist and vocalist of the psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead. His inimitable improvisational playing style helped make the Grateful Dead one of the most popular touring bands in the country. Closely involved with the San Francisco hippie movement, Garcia became heavily addicted to drugs but decided to turn his life around after emerging from a diabetic coma in 1986. He was at a drug rehabilitation center when he died suddenly in 1995. What caused his death? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: New London Bridge Opens (1831)


New London Bridge Opens (1831)

The London Bridge of nursery-rhyme fame was built around 1200. Damaged by many fires over the years, it was replaced with a new, five-arched, granite bridge in 1831. The New London Bridge spanned the city’s River Thames for over a century. In 1968, American entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch purchased and reconstructed the bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where it has since become Arizona’s second biggest tourist attraction after the Grand Canyon. How much did McCulloch pay for the bridge? More… Discuss

Octomom’s Incredible Display of Maternal Dedication


Octomom’s Incredible Display of Maternal Dedication

Researchers have observed an extraordinary display of maternal dedication thousands of feet beneath the ocean’s surface. For four years and five months, a mother octopus is believed to have clung to a rock, straddling her clutch of 150 eggs, protecting them, keeping away dirt, and flushing them with fresh water until they hatched. So all-consuming was her dedication to her offspring that she likely did not eat for the entire 53-month brooding period and probably died shortly after her eggs finally hatched. More… Discuss

Giotto


Giotto

Giotto di Bondone (1266/7 – January 8, 1337), known as Giotto (Italian: [ˈdʒɔtto]), was an Italian painter and

Uffizi Giotto.jpg

Statue representing Giotto, outside the Uffizi
Born Giotto di Bondone
1266/7
near Florence, Republic of Florence, in present-day Italian Republic
Died January 8, 1337 (aged about 70)
Florence, Republic of Florence, in present-day Italian Republic
Nationality Italian
Known for Painting, Fresco, Architecture
Notable work(s) Scrovegni Chapel frescoes, Campanile
Movement Late Gothic
Proto-Renaissance

architect from Florence in the late Middle Ages. He is generally considered the first in a line of great artists who contributed to the Italian Renaissance.Considered the father of European art, he turned from the formulaic, impersonal Byzantine style to a more natural representation of human expression and movement. Compared with the gracefulness of Byzantine forms, Giotto’s figures are monumental, even bulky, but imbued with a new compassion for the human being. His innovative style likely influenced Renaissance artists. His main works are cycles of frescoes inside churches in what Italian cities? More… Discuss

Word: ephemeral


ephemeral 

Definition: (adjective) Lasting a very short time.
Synonyms: fugacious, passing, short-lived, transitory, transient
Usage: Spare me in my ephemeral happiness, leave it to me for a few days, for a few minutes. Discuss.

Silent film tops documentary poll


Silent film tops documentary poll http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28602506

Sassoon war diaries published online


Sassoon war diaries published online http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28581726

Militants ‘seize Israeli soldier’


Militants ‘seize Israeli soldier’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28606099

World War One battlefields 100 years on


World War One battlefields 100 years on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-28461026