Daily Archives: September 1, 2014

Hospitals seeing more skin cancer


Hospitals seeing more skin cancer http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29014838

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Cave yields Neanderthal ‘artwork’


Cave yields Neanderthal ‘artwork’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28967746

Rhapsody in Blue, White and Green: Turnbull Canyon-Audio (Nightfall In) The Far Dunes – Tim Fachen (moods) 2:23 min


Blue, White and Green: Turnbull Canyon-Audio (Nightfall In) The Far Dunes – Tim Fachen (moods) 2:23 min

this pressed: U.S. military targets extremists in Somalia|USA Today


U.S. military targets extremists in Somalia.| USA Today

Huntington Beach City Beach Sunset Time-lapse


Huntington Beach City Beach Sunset Time-lapse

Fast-Food Workers Seeking Higher Wages Plan Civil Disobedience – NYTimes.com


http://mobile.nytimes.com/images/100000003085897/2014/09/02/business/fast-food-workers-seeking-higher-wages-plan-another-strike.html

US urges Israel to reverse plan to seize West Bank land | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR


http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Sep-01/269225-us-urges-israel-to-reverse-plan-to-seize-west-bank-land.ashx

Ukraine Battleground: What We Know Now – ABC News


http://abcnews.go.com/International/ukraine-battleground-now/story?id=25207088

this pressed: Woman who worked in four jobs, overcome by fumes, dies as she naps in car | NJ.com


Fernandes3.jpgWoman who worked in four jobs, overcome by fumes, dies as she naps in car | NJ.com.

Soyoung Yoon plays at 14th International Wieniawski Violin Competition (Stage 3): make music part of your life series


Soyoung Yoon plays at 14th International Wieniawski Violin Competition (Stage 3)

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this pressed: Ukraine: Nato hält Niederlage für Kiew für sicher – SPIEGEL ONLINE (Analysis of the military situation: NATO sees Ukraine as already loser)



Ukraine: Prorussische Separatisten auf dem Vormarsch

Ukraine: Nato hält Niederlage für Kiew für sicher – SPIEGEL ONLINE.

(Analysis of the military situation: NATO sees Ukraine as already loser)

Excerpts from article:  “Kiev / Moscow NATO has changed its military assessment of the situation in eastern Ukraine fundamentally. A week ago, the strategists of the Alliance assumed that Russia has strengthened the separatists with covert troops only because the pro-Russian rebels had to retreat under pressure of the Ukrainian army.

When the generals of the alliance but then late last week to a crisis meeting on the situation of the army of the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko came together, they painted a grim picture. Militarily, the conflict for Kiev is already lost,” stated a senior NATO general. Poroshenko, the judgment, were really only talks to withdraw his men alive from the pliers of the Russians“.

The location descriptions behind closed doors were far more dramatic than the few images that NATO published mid-week. On large maps were marked with thick arrows Russian units, which now from the north, the west and the south on the border of eastern Ukraine are at least 20 Battalions  with a minimum of 500 men and heavy guns are the scouts of NATO.”
(translation from German to English with the aid of Google Translate online service)

this pressed: Flash – Egypt slams Israel plan to seize Palestinian land – France 24


The Israeli West Bank settlement of Efrat on September 1, 2014The Israeli West Bank settlement of Efrat on September 1, 2014

The Israeli West Bank settlement of Efrat on September 1, 2014The Israeli West Bank settlement of Efrat on September 1, 2014

Flash – Egypt slams Israel plan to seize Palestinian land – France 24.

this pressed from United Nations Human Rights: DisplayNews – Freedom of expression experts call for stronger protection of journalists covering conflicts


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Flash – Israel plan to seize West Bank land ‘alarms’ UN’s Ban – France 24


Flash – Israel plan to seize West Bank land ‘alarms’ UN’s Ban – France 24.

Russia, Ukraine swap detained troops at border – Xinhua | English.news.cn


http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-08/31/c_133609537.htm

Japan confirms 19 new cases of dengue fever – Xinhua | English.news.cn


http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2014-09/01/c_133612300.htm

China gives Microsoft 20 days to explain software compatibility in antitrust probe : BIZ TECH : Tech Times


http://www.techtimes.com/articles/14586/20140901/china-gives-microsoft-20-days-explain-software-compatibility.htm

Study finds most Americans working more than 40 hours each week | abc7.com


http://abc7.com/careers/your-work-week-is-longer-than-you-think/289683/

Perry distances self from tweet mocking district attorney at center of indictment controversy | Fox News


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/01/perry-distances-self-from-tweet-mocking-district-attorney-at-center-indictment/?

Obama notifies Congress on new round of Iraq airstrikes | Politics Wires | Miami Herald


http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/09/01/4321959/obama-notifies-congress-on-new.html

5 things to know about driving on marijuana – The Washington Post


http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/5-things-to-know-about-driving-on-marijuana/2014/09/01/e904f518-31dd-11e4-9f4d-24103cb8b742_story.html?tid=pm_politics_pop

Investigational medication shows promising long-term results for reducing cholesterol | The Daily Digest News


http://dailydigestnews.com/2014/09/investigational-medication-shows-promising-long-term-results-for-reducing-cholesterol/

Poor response to Ebola causing needless deaths: World Bank head


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0GW2PZ20140901?irpc=932

Too much austerity? Europe confronts impact of its policies as economic recovery fades | Fox News


http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/09/01/too-much-austerity-europe-confronts-impact-its-policies-as-economic-recovery/

Defending arming of Kurds, Merkel calls Islamic State a threat to Europe


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0GW2BF20140901?irpc=932

Britain Gives Police Power to Strip Suspected Terrorists of Passports – NBC News.com


http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/iraq-turmoil/britain-gives-police-power-strip-suspected-terrorists-passports-n193236

Republican says ‘hundreds’ of Americans have joined Islamic State. True? – CSMonitor.com


http://m.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/Decoder-Buzz/2014/0901/Republican-says-hundreds-of-Americans-have-joined-Islamic-State.-True

Crimea seizes rich Ukrainian’s hotel


Crimea seizes rich Ukrainian’s hotel http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29012163

Nato plans rapid response force


Nato plans rapid response force http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29016170

Hi-tech cars pose security risk


Hi-tech cars pose security risk http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28886463

Day in pictures: 1 September 2014


Day in pictures: 1 September 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-29017731

Bosnian Serbs held for 1992 killings


Bosnian Serbs held for 1992 killings http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29010586

PM outlines new anti-terror plans


PM outlines new anti-terror plans http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29008316

‘Cloud’ concerns after celeb leaks


‘Cloud’ concerns after celeb leaks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29011850

Ukraine hit by military setbacks


Ukraine hit by military setbacks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29019032

Mendelssohn / String Symphony No. 2 in D major: make music part of your life series


Mendelssohn / String Symphony No. 2 in D major

 

 

Brahms: Symphony No.4 in E minor – Bernstein / Wiener Philharmoniker: great compositions/performances


Brahms: Symphony No.4 in E minor – Bernstein / Wiener Philharmoniker

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.4 in E minor, Op.98

I. Allegro non troppo (00:00)
II. Andante moderato (13:33)
III. Allegro giocoso (27:19)
IV. Allegro energico e passionato (33:47)

Wiener Philharmoniker
Leonard Bernstein, conductor

(September 8, 1988, Luzern)

Saint of the Day for Monday, September 1st, 2014: St. Giles, Abbot


Image of St. Giles, Abbot

Tomb of Saint Beatrice of Silva Menezes in Tol...

Tomb of Saint Beatrice of Silva Menezes in Toledo, Spain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

St. Giles, Abbot

St. Giles, Abbot (Patron of Physically Disabled) Feast day – September 1 St. Giles is said to have been a seventh century Athenian of noble birth. His piety and learning made him so conspicuous … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Labor Day


Labor Day

The first Labor Day observance in 1882 was confined to New York City. Oregon, in 1887, was the first state to make it a legal holiday, and, in 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a bill making it a national holiday. The holiday’s association with trade unions has declined, but it remains important as the end of the summer season for schoolchildren and as an opportunity for friends and families to get together for picnics and sporting events. Labor Day is observed on the first Monday in September throughout the US, in Canada, and in Puerto Rico. More… Discuss

this pressed from Newsweek: Egyptian Islamic Authority Issues Fatwas Against Selfies and Chatting Online


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Egyptian Islamic Authority Issues Fatwas Against Selfies and Chatting Online.

Egyptian Islamic Authority Issues Fatwas Against Selfies and Chatting Online.

LABOR DAY (from Wikipedia)


LABOR DAY

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.

Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City. After the Haymarket Massacre, which occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair. Thus, in 1887, it was established as an official holiday in September to support the Labor Day that the Knights favored.[1]

The equivalent holiday in Canada, Labour Day, is also celebrated on the first Monday of September. In many other countries (more than 80 worldwide), “Labour Day” is synonymous with, or linked with, International Workers’ Day, which occurs on May 1.

History

In 1882, Matthew Maguire, a machinist, first proposed the holiday while serving as secretary of the CLU (Central Labor Union) of New York.[2] Others argue that it was first proposed by Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor in May 1882,[3] after witnessing the annual labour festival held in Toronto, Canada.[4] Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday on February 21, 1887. By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated Labor Day.[3]

Following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, the United States Congress unanimously voted to approve rush legislation that made Labor Day a national holiday; President Grover Cleveland signed it into law a mere six days after the end of the strike.[5] The September date originally chosen by the CLU of New York and observed by many of the nation’s trade unions for the past several years was selected rather than the more widespread International Workers’ Day because Cleveland was concerned that observance of the latter would be associated with the nascent Communist, Syndicalist and Anarchist movements that, though distinct from one another, had rallied to commemorate the Haymarket Affair in International Workers’ Day.[6] All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the territories have made it a statutory holiday.

Labor Day
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Labor Day Parade, Union Square, New York, 1882
Observed by United States
Type Federal Holiday (federal government, DC and U.S. Territories); and State Holiday (in all 50 U.S. States)
Celebrations Parades, barbecues
Date First Monday in September
2013 date September 2
2014 date September 1
2015 date September 7
2016 date September 5
Frequency annual
Related to Labour Day

quotation: W. Somerset Maugham: “In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city…”


In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Discuss

today’s birthday: Gloria Estefan (1957)


Gloria Estefan (1957)

Estefan is a seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter. Born in Cuba and raised in Florida, she began performing with the Miami Sound Machine in the 1970s. The group had a string of hit songs and albums, but Estefan was clearly the star, and by the early 1990s she was being billed as a solo artist. With over 100 million albums sold worldwide, she is the most successful crossover performer in Latin music history. What nearly ended Estefan’s career just as it was beginning to take off? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Last Passenger Pigeon Dies in Captivity (1914)


Last Passenger Pigeon Dies in Captivity (1914)

Billions of passenger pigeons inhabited eastern North America in the early 19th century, migrating in enormous flocks that darkened the skies for days at a time. They soon fell victim to habitat loss caused by mass deforestation, along with excessive hunting on an industrial scale. The bird‘s rapid extinction was largely responsible for ending the marketing of game birds and gave major impetus to the conservation movement. Where did the last known passenger pigeon die in 1914? More… Discuss

health: Parents of Overweight Kids Failing to Recognize Problem


Parents of Overweight Kids Failing to Recognize Problem

Childhood obesity is on the rise, but parents’ ability to discern whether their children are overweight is not keeping pace. Parents of overweight and obese youngsters are increasingly identifying their children as “about the right weight,” a problem because they are then less likely to take steps to foster healthy behaviors in their kids. The issue is compounded by the fact that many overweight and obese children underestimate their weight problems and are therefore less likely to push themselves to get healthy. More… Discuss

article: Pocahontas


Pocahontas

The daughter of Powhatan, a Native American chief who controlled almost all of tidewater Virginia, Pocahontas helped maintain peace with the English colonists by befriending the settlers at Jamestown. According to the famous story, she saved colonial leader John Smith from execution after he had been taken prisoner by her father’s men. She later furthered efforts toward peace by marrying colonist John Rolfe. “Pocahontas” was actually a childhood nickname. What was her real name? More… Discuss

word: vilify


vilify 

Definition: (verb) To make vicious and defamatory statements about.
Synonyms: revile, vituperate, rail
Usage: The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews. Discuss.

Antwerp’s ‘selfie speeding signs’


Antwerp’s ‘selfie speeding signs’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29013265

Two-headed snake found in Turkey


Two-headed snake found in Turkey http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29014088