Daily Archives: August 29, 2014

California to appeal teacher tenure ruling – seattlepi.com


Will Insult and Inaction on Immigration Cost Republicans the Senate?


NYPD probed for 2nd restraint-related death


Making houses out of mushrooms

Making houses out of mushrooms http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28712940

Sunni rebels ‘ready to turn on Islamic State’

Sunni rebels ‘ready to turn on Islamic State’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28978941

EU mulls fresh response to Russia

EU mulls fresh response to Russia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28993873

Smartphone App Introduced to Detect Neonatal Jaundice | Capital OTC


Praising Rebels, Putin Toughens Tone on Ukraine – NYTimes.com


Australian actor Bill Kerr dies

Australian actor Bill Kerr dies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28980254

10 things we didn’t know last week

10 things we didn’t know last week http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28981029

Texas abortion provisions struck down

Texas abortion provisions struck down http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28992448

Texas abortion provisions struck down

Texas abortion provisions struck down http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28992448

One Drug. Two Prices. A Reporter Struggles to Find Out the Cost of His Son’s Prescription – ProPublica

One Drug. Two Prices. A Reporter Struggles to Find Out the Cost of His Son’s Prescription – ProPublica.

Hyperlapse, the latest app from Instagram, is great for fast-moving shots – The Washington Post


German Envoy Sees More Russia Sanctions and Risk to Ties – Bloomberg


IMF approves $1.4 billion aid payment for Ukraine – Yahoo!7


Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents


Obama delays self-imposed immigration deadline | Politics Wires | Miami Herald


Pentagon: Iraq Operations Cost $7.5 Million Daily


Vladimir Putin: Don’t mess with nuclear-armed Russia – Telegraph


Britain facing ‘greatest terrorist threat’ in history – Telegraph


Legroom row diverts second US flight

Legroom row diverts second US flight http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/28990232

Brazil Amazon loggers arrested

Brazil Amazon loggers arrested http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-28977506

Argentina general strike ‘success’

Argentina general strike ‘success’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-28977916

Ukraine ‘slipping out of control’

Ukraine ‘slipping out of control’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28990428

Ukraine ‘slipping out of control’

Ukraine ‘slipping out of control’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28990428

Poland blocks Russian minister’s jet

Poland blocks Russian minister’s jet http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28986764

MSN Messenger to end after 15 years

MSN Messenger to end after 15 years http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28987797

Test Ebola drug ‘100% effective’

Test Ebola drug ‘100% effective’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-28980153

Franz Schubert – Symphony No.2 in B-flat major, D.125 (1815): make music part of your life series

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Franz SchubertSymphony No.2 in B-flat major, D.125 (1815)

***Picture: Carlo Bossoli – Abendliches Vergnügen vor den Toren Konstantinopels

***Franz Schubert:  Symphony No.2 in B-flat major, D.125 (1815)

Mov.I: Largo – Allegro vivace 00:00
Mov.II: Andante 14:07
Mov.III: Menuetto: Allegro vivace 22:20
Mov.IV: Presto vivace 25:32

***Orchestra: Failoni Orchestra
***Conductor: Michael Halász

In the opening movement, the initial theme of the Allegro vivace is based on the corresponding first theme of Ludwig van Beethoven’s overture to The Creatures of Prometheus.

The second movement is a theme with five variations in E flat major. Although there is some variation in the melody, the primary focus of the variations are on instrumentation and tone color. The first variation features violins and winds. The second variation passes the theme between the low strings and the woodwinds. The third variation is again violins and winds. The fourth variation is in C minor and features some acceleration with the use triplet-sixteenth notes. The fifth variation maintains the triplet-sixteenths, but they move into the background with the melody returning close to its original form as a kind of recapitulation. A coda concludes the movement.

The minuet is in C minor and mainly scored for the tutti and fortissimo. The contrasting Trio in E flat major is more thinly scored winds, violins and pizzicato bass. The melody of the trio is actually a variation of the theme used in the second movement forming a melodic and harmonic (E-flat/C minor) link is made between the inner two movements.

The finale is a galop in fast 2/4 time.

***From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

List of compositions by Franz Schubert by genre

Adoramus Te (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina): a prayer for Ukraine


Adoramus Te (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

“Adoramus Te” by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Performed by the Crown College Choir, directed by Dr. David W. Donelson.

“Adoramus Te is a stanza that is recited/sung mostly during the Stations of the Cross of the Catholic tradition. It is retained in some confessional Anglican and Lutheran traditions during the Good Friday liturgy, although generally in the vernacular. It is recited or sung between stations. The words in Latin and their translation in English are as follows:

Adoramus te, Christe,
et benedicimus tibi,
quia per sanctam crucem tuam redemisti mundum.
Qui passus es pro nobis, Domine,
Domine, miserere nobis.

We adore Thee, O Christ,
And we bless Thee,
Who by Thy Holy Cross
hath redeemed the world.”

Ми тебе обожнюю, Христе,
benedicimus ET Тібі,
Quia Туам вашим Святого Хреста redemisti Mundum.
Квай passus є про Нобіс, Domine,
Domine, Miserere NOBIS.

(translated by Google Translate)

Mozart – Violin Sonata No. 35 in A major, K. 526: make music part of your life series


MozartViolin Sonata No. 35 in A major, K. 526

I. Molto allegro [0:00]
II. Andante [9:30]
III. Presto [19:50]

Sigiswald Kuijken, violin
Luc Devos, fortepiano

performed on period instruments

Painting of Mozart by Barbara Krafft

today’s holiday: Ellensburg Rodeo

Ellensburg Rodeo

The Ellensburg Rodeo is the richest rodeo in the state of Washington and also one of the top 25 rodeos of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Prize money in recent years has been more than $200,000, and an estimated 20,000 people visit Ellensburg on this weekend. Events include a parade and displays of hand crafts, especially weaving and bead work, by the people of the Yakama Indian nation. Yakamas, many in feathered headdress, open each performance of the rodeo with a solemn horseback ride down a steep hill that overlooks the arena. More… Discuss

quotation: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, “One can know a man from his laugh…”

One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man’s laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) Discuss

today’s birthday: Charlie Parker (1920) (listen to “Summertime”)

Charlie Parker (1920)

Charlie “Bird” Parker was an American saxophonist and composer. Along with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, Parker was a leader of the bop movement in jazz. His brilliant improvisations were noted for their power and beauty. Sadly, his heroin addiction was legendary as well. He had a drug-induced nervous breakdown in 1946 and saw his cabaret card—which allowed him to play in New York clubs—revoked by the police in 1951. When he died four years later, at age 34, how old did the coroner think he was? More… Discuss

Charlie Parker – Summertime (Jazz Instrumental)

this day in the yesteryear: Hurricane Katrina Devastates US Gulf Coast (2005)

Hurricane Katrina Devastates US Gulf Coast (2005)

Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Central Gulf Coast as a Category 3 storm. Its storm surge breached the levee system that protected New Orleans from Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River, flooding the city. Lack of food and water in the aftermath fueled criticism of the US government‘s recovery efforts, and many former residents established new lives elsewhere. Katrina caused an estimated $81 billion in damages. How many people died during the hurricane and subsequent flooding? More… Discuss

NATO Says Russian Troops in Ukraine

NATO says more than 1,000 Russian troops are now operating inside Ukraine and released satellite images purporting to show Russian combat forces and heavy weapons engaging in military activity within Ukraine to support its claims. It also asserts that Russia has transferred large quantities of advanced weapons, including air defense systems, artillery, tanks, and armored personnel carriers to Ukrainian separatists in the east of the country. The Kremlin, meanwhile, denies these accusations. The UN Security Council convened an emergency meeting to discuss the ongoing crisis. More… Discuss

Nouvelle Cuisine

Nouvelle cuisine is a school of French cooking that seeks to bring out the natural flavors of foods and uses light, low-calorie sauces and stocks. Based on the style of chef Fernand Point, it was developed in France in the 1960s and marked a departure from the rich preparations of haute cuisine, which emphasizes butter and cream. Though nouvelle cuisine is less popular today, its influence is still widely felt. What is its approach to food presentation? More… Discuss

word: clandestine


Definition: (adjective) Kept or done in secret, often in order to conceal an illicit or improper purpose.
Synonyms: hush-hush, cloak-and-dagger, undercover, underground, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, secret, surreptitious
Usage: The clandestine affairs of the congressman are being investigated by the ethics committee. Discuss.

Consumers beware: Misleading labels may hide trans fats – CBS News


Mozilla Experiments with Ads in Firefox Nightly Build | Maximum PC


U.N. urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Missouri shooting


Genetic clues to spread of Ebola

Genetic clues to spread of Ebola http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-28958495

Scientists solve ‘sliding rocks’ puzzle

Scientists solve ‘sliding rocks’ puzzle http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-28989520

Russia warns of Ukraine gas shortage

Russia warns of Ukraine gas shortage http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28979642

How Ivory Coast is trying to halt Ebola

How Ivory Coast is trying to halt Ebola http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-28964052

The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814

The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28833238

Day in pictures: 29 August 2014

Day in pictures: 29 August 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-28984103

2.6m historic pictures posted online

2.6m historic pictures posted online http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28976849

2.6m historic pictures posted online

2.6m historic pictures posted online http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28976849