Daily Archives: September 14, 2014

Mers: Saudis in push to keep Hajj free from deadly virus


Mers: Saudis in push to keep Hajj free from deadly virus http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29147727

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How 250,000 Belgians didn’t leave a trace


How 250,000 Belgians didn’t leave a trace http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28857769

In pictures: Ethiopia’s thriving art market


In pictures: Ethiopia’s thriving art market http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29064625

The photographer who rejected racism


The photographer who rejected racism http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28838957

Brazil builds giant Amazon tower


Brazil builds giant Amazon tower http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29199728

Sunny Weather Could be Connected to Suicide Rates – Saving Advice Articles


http://www.savingadvice.com/articles/2014/09/14/1028119_sunny-weather-could-be-connected-to-suicide-rates.html

Possible measles exposure at Seattle airport, health officials warn


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0H90YK20140914?irpc=932

White House presses Congress to vote now on arming Syrian rebels | Fox News


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/14/white-house-presses-congress-to-vote-now-on-islamic-state-plan-keep-us-troops/

CBC News – Ukraine ceasefire at risk as fighting flares near rebel strongholds


http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/world/story/1.2765868

Uganda seizes ‘al-Shabab explosives’


Uganda seizes ‘al-Shabab explosives’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29201312

Arab states ‘offer anti-IS strikes’


Arab states ‘offer anti-IS strikes’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29198494

Brains may ‘resist Alzheimer’s’


Brains may ‘resist Alzheimer’s’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29181843

British queen urges Scots to ‘think carefully’ on independence vote


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0H90T820140914?irpc=932

Secrecy continues to shroud killings by border agents


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/09/14/border-deaths-agents-transparency/15629919/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatoday-newstopstories

this pressed: The American Flag in the U.S. Space Program | NASA


The American Flag in the U.S. Space Program | NASA.

White House: We didn’t threaten Foley, Sotloff families about paying Islamic State ransom | Detroit Free Press | freep.com


http://www.freep.com/article/20140914/NEWS07/309140140/White-House-Islamic-State-ransom

US spies ‘can access German telecoms’


US spies ‘can access German telecoms’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29196748

Pope marries cohabiting couples


Pope marries cohabiting couples http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29198491

Mexican president condemns Texas’ guard deployment | www.statesman.com


http://m.statesman.com/ap/ap/texas/mexican-president-condemns-texas-guard-deployment/nhLkp/

Drag, burlesque performers slam Facebook’s ‘real name’ policy | www.statesman.com


http://m.statesman.com/news/news/national/facebook-under-fire-making-drag-burlesque-performe/nhMXw/

Obama’s war plan rattles Dem, GOP Senate nominees | NewsOK.com


http://m.newsok.com/obamas-war-plan-rattles-dem-gop-senate-nominees/article/feed/734606

Large Majority of Americans Lack Confidence in Obama Mission to Destroy ISIS, Poll Shows – NBC News.com


http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-terror/large-majority-americans-lack-confidence-obama-mission-destroy-isis-poll-n202976

Two people DEAD and 100 rescued after ferry sinks in the Philippines – Mirror Online


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/two-people-dead-100-rescued-4257686

Scottish independence: ‘Yes campaign every bit as dodgy as Iraq dossier’ – Telegraph


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scottish-independence/11094601/Scottish-independence-Yes-campaign-every-bit-as-dodgy-as-Iraq-dossier.html

J. S BACH ● BWV 645 ● Wachet Auf ! Sleepers Awake: make music part of your life series


J. S BACH ● BWV 645 ● Wachet Auf ! Sleepers Awake

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America: online Chapel: Access here


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America - Oonline Chapel - Calendar Click here to access

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America – Online Chapel – Calendar (Click to access)

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Saint of the Day for Sunday, September 14th, 2014 St. Notburga


Saint of the Day for Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Image of St. Notburga
St. Notburga

Patroness of poor peasants and servants in the Tyrol. Born in Rattenberg, in the Tyrol, she was the daughter of peasants. At eighteen she became a servant in the household of Count Henry of … continue reading
More Saints of the Day
St. Notburga St. Caerealis & Sallustia St. Cormac St. Crescentian
St. Crescentius St. Gabriel Taurin Dufresse St. Maternus of Cologne

today’s holiday: Día de los Charros


Día de los Charros

Today’s Mexican charros are more sportsmen than cowboys or ranchers. On September 14, the day before the Mexico Festival of Independence, many of the charro associations organize parades and rodeos. The jaripeo, or rodeo, generally consists of 10 or more events involving special horse-handling skills and exhibitions of various tricks. Perhaps the most difficult trick is the paso de la muerte (death’s pass), in which the charro pursues a wild horse, switching from his own horse’s saddle to the back of the wild horse at full gallop. More… Discuss

quotation: There is a wisdom of the head, and… a wisdom of the heart. Charles Dickens


There is a wisdom of the head, and… a wisdom of the heart.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Discuss

Today In History: What Happened This Day In History


Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this

day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

September 14
1146   Zangi of the Near East is murdered. The Sultan Nur ad-Din, his son, pursues the conquest of Edessa.
1321   Dante Alighieri dies of malaria just hours after finishing writing Paradiso.
1544   Henry VIII’s forces take Boulogne, France.
1773   Russian forces under Aleksandr Suvorov successfully storm a Turkish fort at Hirsov, Turkey.
1791   Louis XVI swears his allegiance to the French constitution.
1812   Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion of Russia reaches its climax as his Grande Armee enters Moscow–only to find the enemy capital deserted and burning, set afire by the few Russians who remained.
1814   Francis Scott Key writes the words to the “Star Spangled Banner” as he waits aboard a British launch in the Chesapeake Bay for the outcome of the British assault on Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.
1847   U.S. forces under Gen. Winfield Scott capture Mexico City, virtually bringing the two-year Mexican War to a close.
1853   The Allies land at Eupatoria on the west coast of Crimea.
1862   At the battles of South Mountain and Crampton’s Gap, Maryland Union troops smash into the Confederates as they close in on what will become the Antietam battleground.
1901   Vice President Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as the 26th President of the United States upon the death of William McKinley, who was shot eight days earlier.
1911   Russian Premier Piotr Stolypin is mortally wounded in an assassination attempt at the Kiev opera house.
1943   German troops abandon the Salerno front in Italy..
1960   Iraq, Iran, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia form OPEC.
1966   Operation Attleboro, designed as a training exercise for American troops, becomes a month-long struggle against the Viet Cong.
1975   Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton becomes the first native-born American saint in the Roman Catholic Church.
1979   Nur Muhammad Taraki, president and former prime minister of Afghanistan, is assassinated in a coup in which prime minister Hafizullah Amin seizes power.
1982   Bachir Gemayel, president-elect of Lebanon, is killed along with 26 others in a bomb blast in Beirut.
1984   Joe Kittinger, a former USAF fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, becomes the first person to pilot a gas balloon solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
1994   Major League Baseball players strike over a salary cap and other proposed changes, forcing the cancellation of the entire postseason and the World Series.
2007   Northern Rock Bank suffers the UK’s first bank run in 150 years.
Born on September 14
1769   Baron Freidrich von Humbolt, German naturalist and explorer who made the first isothermic and isobaric maps.
1849   Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist who studied dogs’ responsiveness.
1860   Hamlin Garland, author who wrote about the Midwest in novles such as A Son of the Middle Border and The Book of the American Indian.
1864   Lord Robert Cecil, one of the founders of the League of Nations and its president from 1923 to 1945.
1867   Charles Dana Gibson, illustrator, creator of the ‘Gibson Girl.’
1879   Margaret Sanger, birth-control advocate and founder of Planned Parenthood.
1898   Hal B. Wallis, film producer (The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca).
1921   Constance Baker Motley, first African-American woman to be appointed a federal judge.
1930   Allan Bloom, writer (The Closing of the American Mind).
1934   Kate Millet, feminist writer, author of Sexual Politics.
1936   Ferid Murad, Albanian-American physician and pharmacologist, is co-winner of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on nitroglycerin’s effects the cardiovascular system.
1948   Marc Reisner, author and environmentalist best known for his book Cadillac Desert, a history of water management in the Western portion of the US.
1955   Geraldine Brooks, Australian-American journalist and author; her novel March won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2005).
1961   Wendy Thomas (Melinda “Wendy” Thomas Morse), namesake, mascot and spokesperson for the Wendy’s chain of fast-food restaurants.
1983   Amy Winehouse, singer-songwriter; her five Grammy wins (out of six nominations) for her Back to Black album (2006) tied the existing record for most wins by a female artist in a single night; won Brit Award for Best British Female Artist (2007).

 

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‘s birthday: todayAlexander von Humboldt (1769)


Alexander von Humboldt (1769)

A German naturalist and explorer, Humboldt traveled extensively and made observations and discoveries too numerous to count. Among other things, he discovered the connection between the Amazon and Orinoco river systems, surmised that lack of oxygen causes altitude sickness, studied the ocean current off the western coast of South America that was known for a time as the Humboldt Current, and added to an understanding of the development of the Earth’s crust. To what did he devote his final years? More… Discuss

health: Fat Shaming Counterproductive


Fat Shaming Counterproductive

Shaming people for being overweight does not motivate them to lose weight. In fact, it appears to have the opposite effect. Adults who experienced weight discrimination gained more weight over a four-year period than those who did not. Being made to feel bad about one’s physique seems to drive people to take comfort in food while simultaneously undermining their self-confidence with respect to physical activity, leading them to avoid it. Unfortunately, weight bias is pervasive not just among the general public but also within the medical community, making it harder for those struggling with their weight to get much-needed support and encouragement. More… Discuss

Article: D.W. Griffith


D.W. Griffith

Griffith was an American film director best known for his controversial film The Birth of a Nation. Initially an actor, he sold film scenarios to the Biograph Company, which hired him as a director in 1908. In over 400 films for Biograph, he developed filmmaking as an art form with techniques such as the close-up and the scenic long shot, and he collaborated with cinematographer Billy Bitzer to create fade-out, fade-in, and soft-focus shots. In 1919, Griffith co-founded what film company? More… Discuss

word: tawdry


tawdry 

Definition: (adjective) Tastelessly showy.
Synonyms: flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, trashy, brassy, cheap
Usage: It was a tawdry affair, all Cupids and cornucopias, like a third-rate wedding-cake. Discuss.

Fish Is Brain Food, But Also Ear Food | Diabetes Insider


http://diabetesinsider.com/fish-brain-food-also-ear-food/35347

Britain’s Cameron to chair emergency meeting after hostage killed


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0H80SE20140914?irpc=932

Vietnam’s forgotten Cambodian war


Vietnam’s forgotten Cambodian war http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29106034

Liberia’s ‘Ebola absentees’ sacked


Liberia’s ‘Ebola absentees’ sacked http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29196367

Australia to join anti-IS force


Australia to join anti-IS force http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29195689

N Korea jails US man for six years


N Korea jails US man for six years http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29196644