Daily Archives: August 27, 2014

Olympus E-PL7 Camera Promises High-Quality Selfies


http://www.tomsguide.com/us/olympus-pen-e-pl7,news-19404.html

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Argentina’s Low Foreign Reserves Hit Peso – WSJ


http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/argentinas-low-foreign-reserves-hit-peso-1409179284?mobile=y

FBI investigates alleged Russian cyber attack on Wall Street – Telegraph


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11060338/FBI-investigates-alleged-Russian-cyber-attack-on-Wall-Street.html

Ex-State Senator admits he took $73,000 ‘under the table’ to work on 2012 presidential campaign


http://www.radioiowa.com/2014/08/27/ex-state-senator-admits-ron-paul-camp-paid-him-73000-under-the-table/

Texas Father Acquitted of Murdering Drunk Driver Who Killed His Two Sons : US News : Latin Post


http://www.latinpost.com/articles/20185/20140827/texas-father-acquitted-of-murdering-drunk-driver-who-killed-his-two-sons.htm

Ukrainian military officials report Russian incursion | Dallas Morning News


http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20140827-ukrainian-military-officials-report-russian-invasion.ece

Chopin Variations Op 2 (1-2) HQ, valentina Lisitsa: great compositions/performances



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Chopin Variations Op 2 (1-2) HQ

Valentina Lisitsa, Black & Pink DVD.”La ci darem la mano”

Andante For Flute in C Major Mozart, James Galway At Lincoln Center 1980: great compositions/performances


Andante For Flute in C Major Mozart

Robert Schumann : Arabesque Op.18 in C Major, Piano – Thurzo Zoltan: make music part of your life series


Robert Schumann : Arabesque Op.18 in C Major

Robert Schumann : Arabesque Op.18 in C Major
Piano – Thurzo Zoltan
Recorded at the Partium University – Oradea -Romania
Video Mastering : Balajti Robert

from Wikipedia:


Oradea, mai demult Oradea
Mare, (în maghiară Nagyvárad, în germană Großwardein, în idiș גרויסווארדיין Groysvardeyn, în latină Magnovaradinum

Beethoven – Symphony No. 3 in E flat major (Op. 55) Eroica Berliner Philharmoniker: make music part of your life series


Beethoven – Symphony No. 3 in E flat major (Op. 55) Eroica Berliner Philharmoniker

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E flat major (Op. 55):
Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major (Op. 55), is a landmark musical work marking the full arrival of the composer’s “middle-period,” a series of unprecedented large scale works of emotional depth and structural rigor.
The symphony is widely regarded as a mature expression of the classical style of the late eighteenth century that also exhibits defining features of the romantic style that would hold sway in the nineteenth century. The Third was begun immediately after the Second, completed in August 1804, and first performed 7 April 1805.
Instrumentation
The symphony is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 3 horns in E flat, 2 trumpets in E flat and C, timpani in E flat and B flat, and strings.
Form
The piece consists of four movements:
1. Allegro con brio
2. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai in C minor
3. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
4. Finale: Allegro molto

Mozart: Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, K.498 – Portal, Pasquier, Pennetier: great compositions/performances



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Mozart: Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, K.498 – Portal, Pasquier, Pennetier

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791):Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E-flat major, “Kegelstatt”, K. 498 (1786)
Trio pour clarinette, alto et piano en Mi bémol majeur
I      Andante;
II    Menuetto;
III  Rondo: Allegretto

Portal: clarinet / clarinette
Pasquier: viola / alto
Pennetier: piano

Southern California sees giant waves


Southern California sees giant waves http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28961231

Landmark court cases deleted from net


Landmark court cases deleted from net http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28953299

Landmark court cases deleted from net


Landmark court cases deleted from net http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28953299

JPMorgan, Four Other Banks Hit by Hackers: U.S. Official – Businessweek


http://mobile.businessweek.com/news/2014-08-27/jpmorgan-four-other-banks-hit-by-hackers-u-dot-s-dot-official

Long-Simmering Anger Over Police Violence Erupts At St. Louis Forum


http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5725194

LA Times – Tragedy at ‘Cops’: Crew member killed by police while filming shootout


http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-81196185/

Sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspects accused of threatening to ‘put bomb on’ NYC woman – NY Daily News


http://m.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/boston-marathon-bombing-suspects-sister-charged-harassment-article-1.1919464

Ukraine Reports Russian Invasion On a New Front – NYTimes.com


http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/08/28/world/europe/ukraine-russia-novoazovsk-crimea.html?_r=0&referrer=

Syrian rebels seize Golan Heights crossing


http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/27/world/meast/syria-crisis/

US hostage mother makes video plea


US hostage mother makes video plea http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28958336

Saint of the Day for Wednesday, August 27th, 2014: St. Monica


Image of St. Monica

St. Monica

St. Monica was married by arrangement to a pagan official in North Africa, who was much older than she, and although generous, was also violent tempered. His mother Lived with them and was equally … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Tomatina


La Tomatina (25.08.2010) - Spain, Buñol 16

La Tomatina (25.08.2010) – Spain, Buñol 16 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

La Tomatina (25.08.2010) - Spain, Buñol 11

La Tomatina (25.08.2010) – Spain, Buñol 11 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

La Tomatina (25.08.2010) - Spain, Buñol 13

La Tomatina (25.08.2010) – Spain, Buñol 13 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

La Tomatina (25.08.2010) - Spain, Buñol 31

La Tomatina (25.08.2010) – Spain, Buñol 31 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

La Tomatina (25.08.2010) - Spain, Buñol 014

La Tomatina (25.08.2010) – Spain, Buñol 014 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

La Tomatina (25.08.2010) - Spain, Buñol 27

La Tomatina (25.08.2010) – Spain, Buñol 27 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tomatina

Regardless of which legend one believes, what began in 1945 as a few tossed tomatoes as a show of disdain has developed into full-fledged tomato warfare in Buñol, Valencia, Spain, on the last Wednesday in August. Residents prepare for the impending food fight by protecting their storefronts and homes with plastic and donning special clothing. Thousands of pounds of tomatoes are trucked into town and dropped off at the Plaza del Pueblo, and the light-hearted battle commences. After the cleanup, celebrants continue to enjoy the festival’s fireworks, parades, food, and music. More… Discuss

quotation: I see heaven’s glories shine and faith shines equal… Emily Bronte


I see heaven’s glories shine and faith shines equal…

Emily Bronte (1818-1848) Discuss

today’s birthday: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770)


Hegel

Hegel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770)

Hegel was an influential German philosopher who developed the Hegelian dialectic, according to which a thesis, such as “being,” inevitably generates its antithesis, “not-being.” The interaction of the two forms a synthesis, “becoming,” which, in turn, becomes a new thesis that generates an antithesis, and so on. He used the dialectic to explain everything from nature to history, interpreting the French Revolution as a thesis that generated its antithesis, known as what period in French history? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Kellogg-Briand Pact Signed (1928)


Kellogg-Briand Pact Signed (1928)

The Kellogg-Briand Pact was an agreement between the US and France to renounce war and seek settlement of disputes by peaceful means. It took its name from US Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg and French foreign minister Aristide Briand. Sixty other nations ultimately ratified the pact, but it made no provision for measures against aggressors and proved ineffective, especially given the practice of waging undeclared wars in the 1930s. What role did it play in the Nuremberg Trials? More… Discuss

Flower Power: Dandelion Tires


Flower Power: Dandelion Tires

Dandelions are widely considered pesky weeds, but they have numerous uses, some of which we are just beginning to capitalize on. Until now, the tire industry has relied entirely on rubber-tree plantations in Southeast Asia for its natural rubber. However, researchers have been working to breed a type of dandelion native to Kazakhstan that yields tire-grade rubber and have achieved per-hectare yields on par with rubber-tree plantations, suggesting the flower is a viable alternative source of natural rubber. It may not be long before dandelion fields begin cropping up across the US and Europe to keep the wheels of the tire industry turning. More… Discuss

GoogleArtProject: Access here and from the new euzicasa WIDGET – take a virtual museum tour today


Google Cultural Institute_ Virtual Art Museums tours
Click here to access and select a virtual museum tour

The Prado Museum Access Google Art Project from this post, or from the new widjet at euzicasa


The Prado Museum

The Museo del Prado is Spain’s national art museum. Founded in Madrid in 1818 by Ferdinand VII, it features one of the world’s finest collections of European art, much of which came from the royal holdings of the Habsburg and Bourbon monarchs in Spain. In 1872, the Prado acquired

The Prado Museum

many notable works formerly owned by Spanish convents and monasteries. It owns outstanding pieces by El Greco, Diego Velázquez, and Francisco de Goya. What is considered its most famous work on display? More… Discuss

Google Cultural Institute_ Virtual Art Museums tours

Click here to access and select a virtual museum tour

 

Word: spendthrift


spendthrift 

Definition: (noun) One who spends money recklessly or wastefully.
Synonyms: scattergood, spend-all, spender
Usage: You talk as if a miser on Monday were always a spendthrift on Tuesday. Discuss.

this pressed from National Geographic: Iraqi Christians Weigh Taking Up Arms Against the Islamic State


Photo of  woman kissing a small boy in front of the Mar Tshmony church. Iraqi Christians Weigh Taking Up Arms Against the Islamic State.

this pressed: The Sorry State of Bank Apologies – ProPublica


The Sorry State of Bank Apologies – ProPublica.

Peru seizes cocaine hidden in coal


Peru seizes cocaine hidden in coal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-28954177

Fonterra in big China dairy tie-up


Fonterra in big China dairy tie-up http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28948102

Germany to fight ‘benefit tourism’


Germany to fight ‘benefit tourism’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28955443

Sniffing out the allergy epidemic


Sniffing out the allergy epidemic http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-28934415

The parenting lessons to be taken from movies


The parenting lessons to be taken from movies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28942127

Millions knocked offline in US


Millions knocked offline in US http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28955562

Lockheed Martin in space junk deal


Lockheed Martin in space junk deal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28948367

Ukraine: Armored Personnel Carriers Entered From Russia


http://m.voanews.com/a/ukraine-says-armored-personnel-carriers-entered-ukraine-from-russia/2429496.html

Ukraine rebels target coastal town


Ukraine rebels target coastal town http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28951319

Call for Facebook beheadings rethink


Call for Facebook beheadings rethink http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28949472

IS accused of Syria mass atrocities


IS accused of Syria mass atrocities http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28948555

China ‘violated Taiwanese airspace’


China ‘violated Taiwanese airspace’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-28935996