Daily Archives: October 29, 2014

This pressed for your action – ask google to fix it!: Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data | WIRED

via Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data | WIRED.

with power comes responsibility, above petty annoyances like the one with Amazon: they are not in your way, they were there when you started your march and design to overpower them! They are people, just like you, so get along!

Czardas – Piano Transcription after Monti by Tzvi Erez: great compositions/performances

Czardas – Piano Transcription after Monti by Tzvi Erez

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From the upcoming new album “Sentimental”, Tzvi Erez performs his own transcription of Monti’s Czardas on a Bosendorfer. The new album “Sentimental” includes:Serenade (Liszt/Schubert)

Nocturne in F-Sharp (Chopin)
Chaconne (Pachelbel)
Clair de Lune (Debussy)
Adagio cantabile from Sonata Pathetique (Beethoven)
The Lark (Mikhail Glinka)
Traumerei (Schumann)

Tzvi Erez plays Chopin’s Prelude No. 20 in C Minor: make music aprt of your life

Tzvi Erez plays Chopin’s Prelude No. 20 in C Minor

UN rebuke over Jerusalem settlements

UN rebuke over Jerusalem settlements http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29801841

Obamacare’s Success Has Small Business Dropping Coverage – Businessweek


Internet experts: ‘Widespread harm’ likely from cyber attack in next decade


Condom shortages? A new stretch in political ads


Israel’s settlement plans cast doubt on peace commitment: U.N.


Defense Breaks with the White House on Ebola Response


Mercury Prize announcement awaited

Mercury Prize announcement awaited http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29791914

RAF jets intercept cargo plane

RAF jets intercept cargo plane http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29823148

Key to sounding charismatic revealed

Key to sounding charismatic revealed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29800893

Software ‘predicts’ gang violence

Software ‘predicts’ gang violence http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29824854

S Lanka landslide: ‘100 feared dead’

S Lanka landslide: ‘100 feared dead’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29813981

IS ‘frees kidnapped schoolchildren’

IS ‘frees kidnapped schoolchildren’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29819669

Egypt destroys homes for Gaza buffer

Egypt destroys homes for Gaza buffer http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29825889

Russia ‘steps up’ military flights

Russia ‘steps up’ military flights http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29825890

Can money buy, Remember, poetic thoughts by George-B

Find more of George-B’s poems and few recitation from Jacques Prevert and Stefan Augustin Doinas  on SoundCloud

make music part of your life series: Hear A Stunning Bonus Track From Angel Olsen’s ‘Burn Your Fire For No Witness’ : All Songs Considered : NPR

Hear A Stunning Bonus Track From Angel Olsen’s ‘Burn Your Fire For No Witness’ : All Songs Considered : NPR.

The “shadow” of a Hiroshima victim, permanently etched into stone steps, after the 1945 atomic bomb: you can tell that it was a elderly human being by the use of the cane in his right hand.

The "shadow" of a Hiroshima victim, permanently etched into stone steps, after the 1945 atomic bomb: you can tell that it was a elderly human being by the use of the cane in his right hand.

The “shadow” of a Hiroshima victim, permanently etched into stone steps, after the 1945 atomic bomb: you can tell that it was a elderly human being by the use of the cane in his right hand. (Click to enlarge in new window)

this pressed for your right to know: BBC News – Ebola: When health workers’ duty to treat is trumped

Doctors preparing to treat Ebola patients Medical staff must wear protective suits whenever they treat Ebola patients

The president of the World Bank has urged thousands of health workers to volunteer in the battle against Ebola, invoking their duty under their oath to help patients. But is there such an obligation? Medical ethicist Dr Daniel Sokol says we should expect some healthcare staff to refuse to go to work, wherever Ebola patients are being treated.

In all major Ebola outbreaks, medical staff have fled health centres, leaving dying patients behind. This one is no exception.

Seeing colleagues succumb to the disease, many doctors, nurses and laboratory technicians have failed to turn up to work, putting even greater pressure on those who remain.

If several cases of Ebola emerged in the UK, it would be naive to assume that no healthcare worker would refuse to work.

In 2003, I worked as an intern in clinical ethics at a hospital in Toronto. That was the city most affected by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) outside Asia, with about 250 people infected.

Of those, about half were health workers. Posters lined the walls of the hospital, hailing the staff as heroes.

via BBC News – Ebola: When health workers’ duty to treat is trumped.

This pressed for your right to know: On isolated Gaza’s southern flank, an Egyptian buffer zone takes shape http://t.co/DUn8weHScr via @CSMWorldDesk

UPDATE 1-Quarantine-like monitoring approved for U.S. troops on Ebola mission


Maine Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Eliot Cutler Holds Odd Press Conference; Does Not Drop Out – Christine Rousselle


Purdue classmate killer commits suicide in prison


Professor beheaded in what witnesses first thought was Halloween prank | Fox News


Officials ‘blew cash on Vegas trip’

Officials ‘blew cash on Vegas trip’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29761326

Total profits hit by lower oil price

Total profits hit by lower oil price http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29814340

Day in pictures: 29 October

Day in pictures: 29 October http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-29816244

Android smartwatch ‘runs for a week’

Android smartwatch ‘runs for a week’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29817379

Buying Healthy Bread | Choosing the Healthiest Bread |via Vegetarian Times

How to Buy Healthy Bread

Kate Hahn loves bread so much that on occasion her boyfriend has kept quiet after buying a loaf just to be sure there would be enough for lunch the next day. It’s a lifelong fondness for Hahn, who grew up baking homemade bread. Now in her 30s and navigating the busy life of a writer in Los Angeles, she’s content to buy it. Whether she brings home rustic rolls or her favorite loaf of sourdough, one thing is certain: “It will be eaten,” she says, laughing. “If there is good bread in the house, it’s usually gone that night.”

Buying Healthy Bread | Choosing the Healthiest Bread | Vegetarian Times.

Colorado State University manufacturing Ebola, Marburg vaccines for DOD | Outbreak News Today


News – Independent.ie


Maine state police dispatched to back nurse’s quarantine


As Kavik thaws out, that means more work for Sue as she prepares for warmer days. LIFE BELOW ZERO: THE THAW PREMIERES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4 at 9P

As Kavik thaws out, that means more work for Sue as she prepares for warmer days. LIFE BELOW ZERO: THE THAW PREMIERES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4 at 9P

Scientists revive 700-year-old Virus from Ancient Caribou Feces | Uncover California


Obama assails Ebola quarantines


Chrysler recalling more than 566,000 trucks, SUVs for fire risk, stability control software | Business – Home


Federal Reserve set to end one crisis chapter even as global risks rise


‘Failure’ in care of injured veterans

‘Failure’ in care of injured veterans http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29807947

White House computers ‘hacked’

White House computers ‘hacked’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29817644

N Korea leader ‘had surgery on leg’

N Korea leader ‘had surgery on leg’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29816263

Many missing after S Lanka landslip

Many missing after S Lanka landslip http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29813981

White leader appointed in Zambia

White leader appointed in Zambia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29818212

Prokofiev “War” Sonata #7 Valentina Lisitsa 1st mov. Allegro Inquieto: Great compositions/performaces

Prokofiev “War” Sonata #7 Valentina Lisitsa 1st mov. Allegro Inquieto

Saint of the Day for Wednesday, October 29th, 2014: St. Narcissus

from wikipedia: Defeat and dissolution (1908–1922) of the ottoman empire

from wikipedia

Defeat and dissolution (1908–1922)

Main article: Dissolution of the Ottoman Empire

The Treaty of Sèvres (10 August 1920) was one of a series of treaties[1] that the nations that constituted the Central Powers were made to sign subsequent to their defeat that marked the end of World War I
The terms of the treaty brew hostility and nationalistic feeling amongst Turks. The signatories of the treaty, themselves representatives of the Ottoman Empire, were stripped of their citizenship by the Grand National Assembly led by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk,[4] and the treaty ultimately led to the Turkish War of Independence, when a new treaty, the treaty of Lausanne was accepted by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and Turkish nationalists, and which effectively brought into being the modern day republic of Turkey.


Declaration of the Second Constitutional Era by the leaders of the Ottoman millets in 1908. The chaos involved in the revolution paved the way for the loss of Bulgaria (5 October 1908) and Bosnia (6 October 1908) immediately afterwards.

The Second Constitutional Era began after the Young Turk Revolution (3 July 1908) with the sultan’s announcement of the restoration of the 1876 constitution and the reconvening of the Ottoman parliament. Although it began a series of massive political and military reform over the next six years, it marked the beginning of the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. This era is dominated by the politics of the Committee of Union and Progress, and the movement that would become known as the Young Turks.

Profiting from the civil strife, Austria-Hungary officially annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1908, but it pulled its troops out of the Sanjak of Novi Pazar, another contested region between the Austrians and Ottomans, to avoid a war. During the Italo-Turkish War (1911–12) in which the Ottoman Empire lost Libya, the Balkan League declared war against the Ottoman Empire. The Empire lost the Balkan Wars (1912–13). It lost its Balkan territories except East Thrace and the historic Ottoman capital city of Adrianople during the war. Fearing religious persecution, around 400,000 Muslims fled to present-day Turkey. Due to a cholera epidemic, many did not survive the journey.[97] According to the estimates of Justin McCarthy, during the period from 1821 to 1922 alone, the ethnic cleansing of Ottoman Muslims in the Balkans led to the death of several million individuals and the expulsion of a similar number.[98][99][100] By 1914, the Ottoman Empire had been driven out of nearly all of Europe and North Africa. It still controlled 28 million people, of whom 15.5 million were in modern-day Turkey, 4.5 million in Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan, and 2.5 million in Iraq. Another 5.5 million people were under nominal Ottoman rule in the Arabian peninsula.[101]

In November 1914, the Empire entered World War I on the side of the Central Powers, in which it took part in the Middle Eastern theatre. There were several important Ottoman victories in the early years of the war, such as the Battle of Gallipoli and the Siege of Kut, but there were setbacks as well, such as the disastrous Caucasus Campaign against the Russians. The United States never declared war against the Ottoman Empire.[102]


Mehmed VI, the last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, leaving the country after the abolition of the Ottoman sultanate, 17 November 1922.

In 1915, as the Russian Caucasus Army continued to advance into ancient Armenia,[103] aided by some Ottoman Armenians, the Ottoman government started the deportation and massacre of its ethnic Armenian population, resulting in what became known as the Armenian Genocide.[104] Massacres were also committed against the Greek and Assyrian minorities.[105]

The Arab Revolt which began in 1916 turned the tide against the Ottomans at the Middle Eastern front, where they initially seemed to have the upper hand during the first two years of the war. The Armistice of Mudros, signed on 30 October 1918, ended the hostilities in the Middle Eastern theatre, and was followed with occupation of Constantinople and subsequent partitioning of the Ottoman Empire. Under the terms of the Treaty of Sèvres, the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire was solidified. The last quarter of the 19th and the early part of the 20th century saw some 7–9 million Turkish-Muslim refugees from the lost territories of the Caucasus, Crimea, Balkans, and the Mediterranean islands migrate to Anatolia and Eastern Thrace.[106]

The occupation of Constantinople and İzmir led to the establishment of a Turkish national movement, which won the Turkish War of Independence (1919–22) under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Pasha (later known as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk). The sultanate was abolished on 1 November 1922, and the last sultan, Mehmed VI (reigned 1918–22), left the country on 17 November 1922. The Grand National Assembly of Turkey declared the Republic of Turkey on 29 October 1923. The caliphate was abolished on 3 March 1924.[107]

Christianity and Judaism

In the Ottoman Empire, in accordance with the Muslim dhimmi system, Christians were guaranteed limited freedoms (such as the right to worship), but were treated as second-class citizens. They were forbidden to carry weapons or ride on horseback, their houses could not overlook those of Muslims, and their religious practices would have to defer to those of Muslims, in addition to various other legal limitations.[154] Many Christians and a few Jews voluntarily converted to secure full status in the society.[155]

In the system commonly known as devşirme, a certain number of Christian boys, mainly from the Balkans and Anatolia, were periodically conscripted before they reached adolescence and were brought up as Muslims.[156]

Slavery was a part of Ottoman society.[160] Female slaves were still sold in the Empire as late as 1908.[161] During the 19th century the Empire came under pressure from Western European countries to outlaw the practice. Policies developed by various Sultans throughout the 19th century attempted to curtail the slave trade but, since slavery did have centuries of religious backing and sanction, they never directly abolished the institution outright.[citation needed]

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Memorial in Yehud, Israel

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Memorial in Yehud, Israel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Today’s Holiday: Turkey Republic Day

Turkey Republic Day

The Turkish Republic was founded by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in 1923 after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Kemal was named the first president on October 29, a full republican constitution was adopted the following April, and all members of the Ottoman dynasty were expelled from the country. The public celebration, which lasts for two days, includes parades, music, torchlight processions, and other festivities in honor of the founding of the republic. The largest parades are held in Ankara and Istanbul. More… Discuss

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