Daily Archives: August 31, 2014

Judge temporarily blocks law that could close all Louisiana abortion clinics


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0GW14P20140901?irpc=932

mnet


http://www.nation.com.pk/international/01-Sep-2014/israel-to-expropriate-west-bank-land-around-bethlehem?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online%2F24hours-news+(The+Nation+%3A+Latest+News)#fref

Iraqi forces claim to have broken ISIS siege of Shiite town | Fox News


http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/08/31/iraqi-forces-claim-to-have-broken-isis-siege-shiite-town/

INSIGHT – As Islamic State fighters begin to blend in, defeating them no easy matter


http://in.mobile.reuters.com/article/idINKBN0GV0UA20140831?irpc=932

Xenon and argon banned for athletes


Xenon and argon banned for athletes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28970855

UK businesses ‘want new EU deal’


UK businesses ‘want new EU deal’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29002835

Foreign fighters in east Ukraine


Foreign fighters in east Ukraine http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28951324

Foreign fighters in east Ukraine


Foreign fighters in east Ukraine http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28951324

The girl with three biological parents


The girl with three biological parents http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28986843

How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined


How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28979789

Israel to take over West Bank land


Israel to take over West Bank land http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29008045

US senators urge arms for Ukraine


US senators urge arms for Ukraine http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29007631

Practice your scales with the Fred Musical Straws – CNET


Practice your scales with the Fred Musical Straws – CNET.

Y. Savchuk – National Academic Choir of Ukraine ‘Dumka’: Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vespers Op. 37 (make music part of your life series)



Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vespers Op. 37

Lalo / Isaac Stern, 1956: Symphonie Espagnol in D minor, Op. 21 – Complete (Original Vinyl LP): great compositions/performances


Lalo / Isaac Stern, 1956: Symphonie Espagnol in D minor, Op. 21 – Complete (Original Vinyl LP)

Movements/Sections

5 movements:

  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Scherzando. Allegro molto
  3. Intermezzo. Allegro non troppo
  4. Andante
  5. Rondo
Composition Year 1874

Andsnes: Grieg Lyric Pieces Op 65, Wedding Day – Leif Ove Andsnes, piano: make music part of your life series


Andsnes: Grieg Lyric Pieces Op 65, Wedding Day

Francisco Tarrega – Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Emmanuel Rossfelder): make music part of your life series


Francisco TarregaRecuerdos de la Alhambra (Emmanuel Rossfelder)

Schumann: Études Symphoniques, Op. 13 (Emil Gilels, piano): great compositions/performances


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 8, in C major “Lutzow” in KV 246: make music part of your life series


Derek Han, piano. Philharmonia Orchestra, Paul Freeman.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 8 in C major, KV 246
I. Allegro aperto
II. Andante
III. Tempo di menuetto

  • Purchase

    • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 8 K.246 “Lützow”, III. Rondeau. Tempo di Minuetto (iTune

Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0GV0MH20140831?irpc=932

Risk of Eating Moldy Bread | LIVESTRONG.COM


“Eating moldy bread could lead to death. Photo Credit bread. slices of bread with seeds image by L. Shat from Fotolia.com”

.Risk of Eating Moldy Bread | LIVESTRONG.COM

Risk of Eating Moldy Bread

Risk of Eating Moldy Bread | LIVESTRONG.COM Eating moldy bread could lead to death. Photo Credit bread. slices of bread with seeds image by L. Shat from Fotolia.com

Rogers: Obama’s inertia on Syria-Islamic State part of foreign policy plan empowering rivals | Fox News


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/31/rogers-obamas-inertia-on-syria-islamic-state-part-foreign-policy-plan/

Bahrain journalist’s sentence upheld


Bahrain journalist’s sentence upheld http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29007275

Putin ‘urges talks on east Ukraine’


Putin ‘urges talks on east Ukraine’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29003116

this pressed from VOA: Explosion Fells Building Outside Paris, Killing at Least 2


Explosion Fells Building Outside Paris, Killing at Least 2.

The time starts now, poetic thought by George-B (the smudge and other poems)


The time starts now, poetic thought by George-B

A time to learn
And a time to forget,
and a time to remember
That you’ve been forgotten…

A time to reach out
and a time to coil in,
Curled inside your shell,
For a quality time with the universe…

A time to explain
and a time to accept that objection is the only way to make
a difference,
and then to go and take a skinny deep in the nearest Jacuzzi…

A time to address the rest of us
in unerasable communication,
even if no one’s aware,
for a thousand years…

A time to enjoy not having a bucket list,
or any form of other regrets,
or sympathies,
or likes and dislikes that hurt like frost,
or burning coal at the feet…
you will meet your limb again somewhere in time,
in the past, or future:

The time starts now (start whistle here 3,2,1, NOW!)

©Always, by George-B

New heart failure drug ‘will give patients hope’ – Telegraph


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11066435/New-heart-failure-drug-will-give-patients-hope.html

Vine gets new video editing tools | Tech | Toronto Sun


http://m.torontosun.com/2014/08/29/vine-gets-new-video-editing-tools

Obamacare savior Todd Park quits — to be replaced by Google’s Megan Smith? | Computerworld


http://www.computerworld.com/article/2600442/government-it/obama-cto-todd-park-megan-smith-itbwcw.html

St. Louis Public Radio


http://m.news.stlpublicradio.org/?utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.google.com%2F#mobile/39315

Sen. Dianne Feinstein: Obama ‘Too Cautious’ On ISIS


http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5742552

House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk – Houston Chronicle


http://m.chron.com/news/politics/article/Senator-Obama-may-be-too-cautious-with-militants-5725045.php

Iraqi forces break through to besieged town of Amerli after US air strikes and aid drop | Mail Online


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2738896/US-carries-air-strikes-against-Islamic-State-fighters-near-besieged-town-Amerli-airdrops-aid-Turkmen-population.html

Protesters condemn Hong Kong ruling


Protesters condemn Hong Kong ruling http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-29004025

‘Praying for death’ in Ukraine


‘Praying for death’ in Ukraine http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29001361

PM may block return of UK jihadists


PM may block return of UK jihadists http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29002586

Putin ‘urges talks on east Ukraine’


Putin ‘urges talks on east Ukraine’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29003116

Iraqi forces ‘reach besieged Amerli’


Iraqi forces ‘reach besieged Amerli’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29003321

Australia to provide arms in U.S.-led mission against IS


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/08/31/australia-is-isis-kurds-iraq-us/14896647/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatoday-newstopstories

CBBC Newsround – EU gives Russia one-week deadline over Ukraine


http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/29002239

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today’s holiday: Wheat Harvest Festival


Wheat Harvest Festival

The small village of Provins in north-central France celebrates its wheat harvest at the end of the summer. On the last Sunday of August, villagers decorate their homes and shops with wheat and wildflowers. There are also exhibits of antique farming tools and parades featuring harvest floats pulled by tractors. The villagers reenact ancient rituals involving wheat and perform demonstrations of how the grain is separated, ground, and baked to make bread. More… Discuss

quotation: When the mother of the race is free, we shall have a better world, Charlotte Perkins Gilman


When the mother of the race is free, we shall have a better world, by the easy right of birth and by the calm, slow, friendly forces of evolution.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) Discuss

today’s birthday: Wilhelmina I of the Netherlands (1880)


Wilhelmina I of the Netherlands (1880)

The daughter of King William III, Wilhelmina I was queen of the Netherlands for more than 50 years, encompassing the two world wars. After Germany invaded the Netherlands in 1940, she left with her family for London but made radio broadcasts to boost the morale of the Dutch people, becoming a symbol of Dutch resistance to the German occupation. In 1948, after celebrating the 50th anniversary of her reign, she abdicated in favor of her daughter. What did Wilhelmina title her autobiography? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Rocky Marciano Dies in a Plane Crash (1969)


Rocky Marciano Dies in a Plane Crash (1969)

After failing to become a professional baseball player, Marciano took up boxing and became one of the greatest boxers of all time. Hard-punching and durable, he was the heavyweight champion from 1952 to 1956—and the only one to have retired without a defeat or draw in his professional career. He died in a plane crash in 1969, on the eve of his 46th birthday, while en route to Des Moines, Iowa, where a surprise birthday party awaited him. Of his 49 professional wins, how many were by knockout? More… Discuss

This is a tribute to The Undefeated 49-0 Brockton Blockbuster, Rocky Marciano

Song – Let It Rock by Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne

Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise


Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise

Some good Ebola news is being reported on the heels of the World Health Organization’s projections that the current outbreak could spread to another 10 countries and infect over 20,000 people before it is contained: the experimental drug ZMapp was 100% effective in monkey studies. All of the Ebola-infected monkeys treated with ZMapp survived, even when they received the treatment five days after infection—considered late stage in the animals and equivalent to about nine to 11 days in humans. Still, these results do not mean the drug will be as effective in humans, and, in fact, two of the seven human Ebola patients treated with the drug have nevertheless died. More… Discuss

Oskar Schindler


Oskar Schindler

A Catholic and a member of the Nazi party, Schindler became famous for his efforts to save Jews during the Holocaust. He rescued up to 1,200 Jews by employing them in his munitions factory, which was deemed essential to the war effort—though Schindler purposely produced faulty ammunition. After the Kraków ghetto was destroyed, he created a safe sub-camp at his factory and was later able to rescue some of his workers when they were misrouted to Auschwitz. What happened to him after the war? More… Discuss

word: Innocuous


Innocuous 

Definition: (adjective) Having no adverse effect.
Synonyms: harmless
Usage: That mushroom may look innocuous, but it is in fact deadly. Discuss.