Daily Archives: October 7, 2014

Tchaikovsky String Quartet Op. 11 – II. Andante cantabile (Kontras Quartet): great compositions/performances

Pyotr Tchaikovsky – String Quartet No 1 in D Major, op.11: great compositions/performances

Pyotr Tchaikovsky – String Quartet No 1 in D Major, op.11

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 8 in F Major, Op 93: great compositions/performances

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no.8 in F Major,  Op 93

Clever Kano lets kids build computers and learn to code


Belkin says router outages should be resolved | PCWorld


Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances


Ebola patient waited days for medicine


St. Louis Sports, News, Jobs, Classifieds, Entertainment & Weather


Former Defense Chief Panetta Says Obama Has Learned From Missteps – WSJ


UN warns of pending ‘massacres’ as ISIS closes in on Syrian city | Fox News


Shia rebels reject new Yemen PM

Shia rebels reject new Yemen PM http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29530635

Iran leader urges university freedom

Iran leader urges university freedom http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29521348

Syria jihadist rebels seize priest

Syria jihadist rebels seize priest http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29519109

Arrests ‘may have foiled terror bid’

Arrests ‘may have foiled terror bid’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29519757

Biden apologised – but was he right?

Biden apologised – but was he right? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29528482

Ten laws that India should scrap

Ten laws that India should scrap http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-29516976

The last eel catcher of Rome

The last eel catcher of Rome http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29425984

The boy who grew up to be a suicide bomber

The boy who grew up to be a suicide bomber http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29524402

Kenyatta in Hague for ICC hearing

Kenyatta in Hague for ICC hearing http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29530638

Air strikes help Syria town curb IS

Air strikes help Syria town curb IS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29526783

AT&T Employee May Have Stolen Customers’ Personal Data


Twitter Sues The US Government For The Right To Disclose Surveillance Requests | Techdirt


US Calls Kobani Airstrikes ‘Useful’ as Kurds Seek More Support


The FBI is looking for a man with a ‘North American accent’ who is fighting for the Islamic State – The Washington Post


Screen Everyone Over 45 for Diabetes: U.S. Task Force – WebMD


‘Blood Moon’ Lunar Eclipse Returns to the Sky on Wednesday – ABC News


SEE IT: Indiana man shot with Taser gun, dragged from car during traffic stop  – NY Daily News


UPDATE 2-Twitter sues U.S. Justice Dept for right to reveal surveillance requests


More of Wal-Mart’s Part-Time Workers Lose Their Health Benefits – Businessweek


Ebola evades European defenses; pet dog must die – Houston Chronicle


FBI to public: Help us identify foreign fighters – CBS News


Plea to stop Afghan rape executions

Plea to stop Afghan rape executions http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29527544

Spain investigates Ebola infection

Spain investigates Ebola infection http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29516882

Franz Schubert: Rondo in A major D.438 for violin and strings: make music part of your life series

Franz Schubert: Rondo in A major D.438 for violin and strings

Mozart – Piano Sonata No. 1 in C, K. 279: make music part of your life series

Mozart – Piano Sonata No. 1 in C, K. 279

today’s holiday: Okunchi Matsuri

Okunchi Matsuri

The Okunchi Festival in Nagasaki dates back to the 17th century, when many Chinese lived in the city and when both Dutch and Chinese traders regularly anchored their ships there. The festival pays tribute to these traders by presenting both a Dutch dance and a Chinese dragon dance, along with street fairs and other entertainment. The Okunchi Festival also features the traditional procession of the mikoshi—the ornate palanquin on which the local deity is believed to descend for a ride as it is carried through the streets. More… Discuss

quotation: I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived. Willa Cather

I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.

Willa Cather (1873-1947) Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Sihanouk Abdicates Cambodian Throne (2004)

Sihanouk Abdicates Cambodian Throne (2004)

From 1941 to 2004, Norodom Sihanouk held several leadership positions in Cambodia—including king, prince, president, prime minister, and head of state. He saw Cambodia through the difficult years of the Vietnam War, the reign of the Khmer Rouge, and the occupation of his nation by Vietnamese forces in the late 1970s. He abdicated his kingship twice, once in favor of his father and once in favor of his son, Norodom Sihamoni. After the second abdication, what became Sihanouk’s official title? More… Discuss

Brain Food: Turmeric

Brain Food: Turmeric

The brilliant yellow spice turmeric does more than just add color and flavor to food. Studies suggest that it possesses cancer-fighting properties and even the ability to boost the brain‘s healing capacity. Rats injected with aromatic-turmerone, a compound found in turmeric, had increased activity in areas of the brain involved in nerve cell growth, suggesting it may encourage the proliferation of brain cells. Additionally, bathing rodent neural stem cells in aromatic-turmerone extract appeared to boost the growth of these cells. The findings could have implications for the future treatment of strokes and Alzheimer’s disease. More… Discuss

Persian Rugs

Persian Rugs

Carpet weaving is an integral part of Persian culture, dating back thousands of years. In the 6th century BCE, the court of Persian king Cyrus the Great was decked with magnificent carpets. Today, hand-woven rugs remain one of Iran‘s chief exports, and the rug industry employs some two million workers. Persian carpets typically have a tight, velvety pile, rich colors, and flowing or geometric designs. What is the difference between Anatolian rugs and Persian rugs? More… Discuss



Definition: (adjective) Suffering the death of a loved one; bereaved.
Synonyms: grief-stricken, grieving, mourning
Usage: Mourn not for those who have died, but for those who are bereft. Discuss

Broadway legend Marian Seldes dies

Broadway legend Marian Seldes dies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29517707

Banker admits Libor fraud conspiracy

Banker admits Libor fraud conspiracy http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29520685

Barcoding tool for stem cells questions origin of blood cells – Medical News Today


Nvidia announces new GeForce 980M and 970M mobile GPUs | TechRadar


Carlos the Jackal faces new trial

Carlos the Jackal faces new trial http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29519645

Nobel Prize for blue LED invention

Nobel Prize for blue LED invention http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29518521

Islamic State widens Kobane attack

Islamic State widens Kobane attack http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29517493

Fight against Ebola “top national security priority”: Obama – The Times of India on Mobile


Anti-Gay Marriage Leader: We’re David Battling Goliath – NBC News.com