Daily Archives: November 1, 2014

Where are all the gay chief executives?

Where are all the gay chief executives? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29852461

The people who want their language to disappear

The people who want their language to disappear http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29804445

The people who want their language to disappear

The people who want their language to disappear http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29804445

The book in every Iranian home

The book in every Iranian home http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29648166

Egypt jails ‘gay wedding video’ men

Egypt jails ‘gay wedding video’ men http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29862660

US begins Virgin crash investigation

US begins Virgin crash investigation http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29864533

Wieniawski – Scherzo Tarantelle, Op.16 – Perlman: great compositions/performances

Wieniawski – Scherzo Tarantelle, Op.16 – Perlman

Hahn – Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K 218: great compositions/performances

Yerba Mate Taragüi

Mate Cocido- Tarragui

Mate Cocido- Taragui

Egyptians barred from entering Libya

Egyptians barred from entering Libya http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29865988

IS militants carry out mass killing

IS militants carry out mass killing http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29862886

Cancer Cells are being Reprogrammed to Destroy Themselves Says New Report | Diabetes Insider


Antony singing If It Be Your Will: make music part of your life series

Antony singing If It Be Your Will

No Canada visas for Ebola countries

No Canada visas for Ebola countries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29861563

Noble Warrior_FotoSketcher Pencil sketch no. 2

B1WdtTsIMAAxf4G_FotoSketcher Pencil sketch no. 2

B1WdtTsIMAAxf4G_FotoSketcher Pencil sketch no. 2

word: gibe


Definition: (noun) A derisive or provoking remark.
Synonyms: barb, dig, shot
Usage: The referee heard the gibes from the crowd, but, ever the professional, ignored them. Discuss.

Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh is a resort city overlooking the Strait of Tiran, near the southern tip of Sinai at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba. Strategically important, it was captured by Israel during the Sinai conflict of 1956 and restored to Egypt in 1957. During the 1967 Six Day War, Israel recaptured the city, returning it in 1982. Today, Sharm el-Sheikh’s major industry is tourism, due to the city’s dramatic landscape, pleasant climate, and beautiful beaches. What shocked the town in December 2010? More… Discuss

Fragment of Earhart’s Plane Possibly Found

Fragment of Earhart’s Plane Possibly Found

The mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance may be a mystery no longer. A team researching the fate of the daring American aviatrix who vanished during a 1937 attempt to circumnavigate the globe now says that a slab of aluminum found on an uninhabited Pacific island in 1991 came from her aircraft. Many are skeptical about the claim, as there are no identifying markings on the sheet of metal and it does not appear to have been a standard part of the type of plane she was piloting. However, the researchers believe it had been installed as a patch on Earhart’s plane. More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Alfred Wegener (1880)

Alfred Wegener (1880)

Though known during his lifetime for his achievements in meteorology and as a pioneer of polar research, Wegener is today primarily remembered for positing the first detailed theory of continental drift. According to Wegener, the present continents were originally one large landmass that gradually separated and drifted apart. His evidence included the jigsaw lineup of certain continents and paleontological similarities on either side of the Atlantic Ocean. What did he call this supercontinent? More… Discuss

quotation: Most mothers are instinctive philosophers. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) Discuss

today’s holiday: Leaders of the Bulgarian National Revival Day, November 1st, 2014

Holy Trinity Church of the Bulgarian national ...

Holy Trinity Church of the Bulgarian national revival in Bansko (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Leaders of the Bulgarian National Revival Day

The Ottoman Empire suppressed any expression of unity or national pride by the Bulgarian people. That situation underwent a dramatic reversal during the period known as the Bulgarian National Revival. On November 1, Bulgaria celebrates a national holiday to honor and remember those visionaries who did so much to establish a sense of national pride. Parades honoring students and teachers are held throughout the country. In the capital city of Sofia, the parade progresses beneath huge portraits of those leaders who nourished Bulgaria’s cultural rebirth. More… Discuss

this pressed: Pope at Angelus: On All Saints, pray for peace in Jerusalem Vatican Radio

Vatican Radio) Marking the Feast of All Saints Saturday with the traditional recitation of the midday Angelus with pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis’ thoughts turned to the Holy City of Jerusalem which has witnessed a spike in tensions in recent days.

Pope Francis said: “Today’s liturgy speaks of the glory of the heavenly Jerusalem. I invite you to pray that the Holy City, dear to Jews, Christians and Muslims, which in recent days has witnessed diverse tensions, always be a sign and foretaste of the peace which God desires for the whole human family”.

via Pope at Angelus: On All Saints, pray for peace in Jerusalem Vatican Radio.

One’s new book. Described by the Prince of Wales as “a bloody great idea for Christmas”: http://t.co/wcfm06t2u4#BuyTheSoddingBook — Elizabeth Windsor (@Queen_UK) November 1, 2014

Excerpts:  “Sixty years on the throne. Only the second monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee. Its been a challenge, one doesn’t mind telling you. But despite it all, ones still here. Still keeping the ship afloat, still in charge, still iconic, still keeping the gin industry in business, still ruling the world. Still reigning. God Save One. On Politics & State Occasions: Winston Churchill used to write the best speeches, of course. In those days, before TV cameras in the house, one could have a bit of fun and read them out in assorted accents. Ones Gandhi impression had the Lords in tears of laughter once. Those were the days. On the Royal Birth: Traditionally, of course, royal births were witnessed by the Home Secretary and Archbishop of Canterbury, but we’ve decided that they needn’t bother this time, although William promised to text them a photo from his iPhone, just to put their minds at rest, on the strict understanding that they didn’t upload it to Facebook. The last thing we need is a French magazine publishing them. On America: One thinks of them as a mother thinks of a teenage boy: with a mixture of pride and exasperation. Although there is no denying that the American division of the British Armed forces has been awfully useful over time, even if they do have a habit of turning up late for wars and then taking the credit.”

this pressed: Reaching the Kilimanjaro Summit — Daniel Gennaoui

Oregon woman being tested for Ebola – Hawaii News – Honolulu Star-Advertiser


Football pitch frenzy for Romania

Football pitch frenzy for Romania http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29833189

Wannabe is ‘catchiest hit single’

Wannabe is ‘catchiest hit single’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29847739

Love to Patrick

Love to Patrick http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-29853684

Australia marks Anzac centenary

Australia marks Anzac centenary http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-29861255

Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim

Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29859587