Daily Archives: August 20, 2014

Calif. Highway Patrol officer could face serious charges for striking woman – CSMonitor.com


US military ramps up airstrikes in Iraq, weighs additional troops after execution video | Fox News


Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia


Warning issued over oil predictions

Warning issued over oil predictions http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-28867487

Saint of the Day, August 20th, 2014: St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Saint of the Day

Image of St. Bernard of Clairvaux

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

St. Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church St. Bernard was born of noble parentage in Burgundy, France, in the castle of Fontaines near Dijon. Under the care of his pious parents he was sent at an … continue reading

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Clara Schumann

Clara Schumann

Schumann, the wife of composer Robert Schumann, was a renowned pianist of her time. A child prodigy, she made her debut in 1830 and later performed with great success all over Europe. She was an outstanding interpreter of works by her husband and Johannes Brahms and was one of the first pianists to perform from memory. Her own compositions were mainly piano pieces and songs. Schumann supported her family financially and organized her own concert tours while also raising how many children? More… Discuss

quotation: I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. Mark Twain

I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss

today’s holiday: St. Stephen’s Day (Hungary)

St. Stephen’s Day (Hungary)

The founding of Hungary is commemorated on August 20, which is also the feast day of the founder of the country, St. Stephen of Hungary (c. 975-1038). He assumed the kingship in 1000 and worked to unite the various clans into a single Christian state. In 1950, the day was changed to Constitution Day by the communist regime, but it began celebrating St. Stephen again in 1990. More… Discuss

Foley set out to record ‘most important things’


Verizon in talks to launch new app store : industry website


Hamas threatens to strike Tel Aviv airport as military leader declared alive following Israel strike – Telegraph


Ferguson Cop Had ‘Serious Facial Injury,’ Source Tells ABC News – ABC News


Norway books ‘first drunk Segwayer’

Norway books ‘first drunk Segwayer’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-28867150

Pope Francis given Copa Libertadores

Pope Francis given Copa Libertadores http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-28865962

Jihadist suspects held in Austria

Jihadist suspects held in Austria http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28871771

Russia convoy ‘at Ukraine customs’

Russia convoy ‘at Ukraine customs’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28870974

Antarctic hides extreme ecosystem

Antarctic hides extreme ecosystem http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28853387

New dates rewrite Neanderthal story

New dates rewrite Neanderthal story http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28693371

Russia shuts four Moscow McDonald’s

Russia shuts four Moscow McDonald’s http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28867784

Russia shuts four Moscow McDonald’s

Russia shuts four Moscow McDonald’s http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28867784

Macy’s to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe | Business & Technology | The Seattle Times


Independence ‘would devastate BBC’

Independence ‘would devastate BBC’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-28863806

Greenland ice sheet losses double

Greenland ice sheet losses double http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28852980

Attorney General to visit Ferguson

Attorney General to visit Ferguson http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28868389

Argentina in plan to avoid US ruling

Argentina in plan to avoid US ruling http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28863991

Life on Ebola front line

Life on Ebola front line http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-28852352

India yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies

India yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-28862979

Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides

Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-28862949

Israel strike ‘targeted Hamas chief’

Israel strike ‘targeted Hamas chief’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28862595

Israel targets Hamas commander as Gaza descends into violence | Fox News


‘Different Dynamic’ to Michael Brown Protests in Ferguson, Cops Say – NBC News.com


How Manufacturer-Funded Research Compromises Patient Care – Forbes


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Israeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war – Houston Chronicle