Daily Archives: November 16, 2014

The Web Is Dying; Apps Are Killing It – WSJ – WSJ


Facebook working on LinkedIn rival: Report – The Times of India on Mobile


Obama on Gruber remarks: We didn’t deceive anyone to pass Affordable Care Act | AL.com


Tevi Troy: Another ObamaCare Deception – WSJ – WSJ


National roundup: 172 people on cruise ship contract norovirus – The Washington Post


Health – Companies


Petrobras scandal will ‘change Brazil’

Petrobras scandal will ‘change Brazil’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-30077104

The great Victorian beard craze

The great Victorian beard craze http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30037914

Pictures show comet probe ‘bounce’

Pictures show comet probe ‘bounce’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30074258

IS hostage killing pure evil – Obama

IS hostage killing pure evil – Obama http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30076629

Protesters stage peaceful ‘die-in’ in downtown St. Louis


Lightning strikes ‘more as world warms’

Lightning strikes ‘more as world warms’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30023536

Kremlin’s global media operation under the spotlight

Kremlin’s global media operation under the spotlight http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30040363

Weekendish: The best of the week’s reads

Weekendish: The best of the week’s reads http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-30025369

Romania PM admits election defeat

Romania PM admits election defeat http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30076716

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 debris collected, 4 months later – CBS News


Norovirus sickens more than 170 on cruise


Clapper describes secret North Korea mission to get US captives Bae, Miller | Fox News


Emil Gilels – Schumann – Symphonic Etudes, Op 13: Great compositions/performances

Emil Gilels – Schumann – Symphonic Etudes, Op 13

Grieg Holberg Suite Op. 40 グリーグ ホルベルク組曲 : great compositions/performances

Grieg Holberg Suite Op. 40 グリーグ ホルベルク組曲

W. A. Mozart: String Quintet in E-flat, K. 614 (Hausmusik): make music part of your life series

W. A. Mozart: String Quintet in E-flat, K. 614 (Hausmusik)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): String Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 614

1. Allegro di molto
2. Andante 10:30
3. Menuetto: Allegretto 18:00
4. Allegro 21:30

Hausmusik (on period instruments)
Monica Huggett & Pavlo Beznosiuk, violin
Roger Chase & Simon Whistler, viola
Richard Lester, cello

today’s holiday: Trois Glorieuses

Trois Glorieuses

The Three Glorious Days is a French wine festival that occurs on the third weekend of November in Côte d’Or Department, Burgundy, in eastern France. On the first day, at the Château of Clos Vougeot, the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin receive their new members, followed by a pig dinner during which hundreds of bottles of wine are uncorked.The second day takes place at Beaune, where a wine auction is held at the Hospice de Beaune. On the final day in Meursault, everyone who has taken part in the wine harvest is invited to a huge banquet with folk dancing and merrymaking. More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Sir Oswald Mosley (1896)

Sir Oswald Mosley (1896)

Dubbed the 20th century’s worst Briton by the BBC History Magazine, Mosley was a British politician who founded the British Union of Fascists, modeled upon the German and Italian fascist parties of the 1930s. Members adopted Nazi-style uniforms and promoted anti-Semitism. In 1940, Mosley and his second wife, Diana Guinness, a known friend of Adolf Hitler, were interned along with other prominent British fascists. Where had he and Guinness held their nuptials several years earlier? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: The Sound of Music Opens on Broadway (1959)

The Sound of Music Opens on Broadway (1959)

The Sound of Music, with a score by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Mary Martin starred as Maria, and Theodore Bikel played the role of Captain Georg von Trapp. The Tony Award-winning production ran for 1,443 performances. Productions in London, Japan, and Australia followed, as did the phenomenally successful 1965 film, starring Julie Andrews. What are some of the differences between the stage and screen versions? More… Discuss

word: charlatan


Definition: (noun) A person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge; a quack or fraud.
Synonyms: mountebank
Usage: In a somber tone, the charlatan proclaimed that he could cure the woman with only a banana peel—for a small fee, of course. Discuss.

“Be happy with what you have” — Being Human

this pressed for our collectice memory: #NBCNews Health Secretary Defends Affordable Care Act: HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Just a thought: “Transparency…is a one way mirror: one side can see through, while from the other you looks at your reflection”

‘I Love Ferguson’ message lifts morale in protest-hit town – CSMonitor.com


Iran disbars hard-line ex-prosecutor

Iran disbars hard-line ex-prosecutor http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30074218

Facebook opens data center THonline.com


Obama flies home to new political war


Video shows Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson after he shot Michael Brown (+video) – CSMonitor.com


GOP mulls options to stop Obama from acting alone on immigration, with spending bills now in play | Fox News


Putin Criticizes US Ahead of G20 Summit


TV host wears same suit for a year

TV host wears same suit for a year http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/30069564

Georgia fury at Russia-Abkhazia deal

Georgia fury at Russia-Abkhazia deal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30071915

House passes Keystone pipeline bill

House passes Keystone pipeline bill http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30042845

Oil price falls ‘set to continue’

Oil price falls ‘set to continue’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30049294

Cameron backing for EU-US trade deal

Cameron backing for EU-US trade deal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30073357

G20 leaders in global growth pledge

G20 leaders in global growth pledge http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-30072674

US hostage Kassig ‘killed by IS’

US hostage Kassig ‘killed by IS’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30073602