Daily Archives: November 26, 2014

Brazil’s capoeira gets Unesco status

Brazil‘s capoeira gets Unesco status http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-30219941


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Capoeira (Portuguese pronunciation: [kapuˈejɾɐ]) is a Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, sports, and music. It was created in Brazil mainly by descendants of African slaves with Brazilian native influences, probably beginning in the 16th century. It is known by quick and complex moves, using mainly power kicks and quick leg sweeps, with some ground and aerial acrobatics, knee strikes, take-downs, elbow strikes, punches and headbutts. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capoeira)

The berimbau (English pronounced /bərɪmˈbaʊ/, Brazilian Portuguese [beɾĩˈbaw]) is a single-string percussion instrument, a musical bow, from Brazil. The berimbau’s origins are not entirely clear, but there is not much doubt on its African origin, as no Indigenous Brazilian or European people use musical bows, and very similar instruments are played in the southern parts of Africa. The berimbau was eventually incorporated into the practice of the Afro-Brazilian martial art capoeira, where it commands how the capoeiristas move in the roda. The instrument is known for being the subject matter of a popular song by Brazilian guitarist Baden Powell, with lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes. The instrument is also a part of Candomblé-de-caboclo tradition.
The berimbau consists of a wooden bow (verga — traditionally made from biribá wood, which grows in Brazil), about 4 to 5 feet long (1.2 to 1.5 m), with a steel string (arame — often pulled from the inside of an automobile tire) tightly strung and secured from one end of the verga to the other. A gourd (cabaça), dried, opened and hollowed-out, attached to the lower portion of the Verga by a loop of tough string, acts as a resonator. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berimbau)

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Egyptian youths jailed over protests

Egyptian youths jailed over protests http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30214861

Ebola vaccine trial ‘promising’

Ebola vaccine trial ‘promising’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30217573

More than 400 arrested as Ferguson protests spread to other U.S. cities


GSK hails Ebola vaccine breakthrough

GSK hails Ebola vaccine breakthrough http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30221289

Jerusalem attacker wife loses rights

Jerusalem attacker wife loses rights http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30208693

Spain minister resigns over scandal

Spain minister resigns over scandal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30220258

Johnny Cash sings “Man In Black” for the first time (with intro): Happy Thanksgiving To You All!

Johnny Cash sings “Man In Black” for the first time (with intro)Happy Thanksgiving

Would Jesus Wear a Rolex, Ray Stevens YouTube: Happy Thanksgiving!

Would Jesus Wear a Rolex by Ray Stevens YouTube

The unbroken seal on King Tut’s Tomb — Historical Pics (@VeryOldPics) (History in the making celebrating an unbroken seal)

Alice’s Restaurant Massacree (1967): Happy Thanksgiving!

A Thanksgiving Present for all my friends #euzicasa: Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 “From The New World” / Karajan · Vienna Philharmonic

Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 “From The New World” / Karajan · Vienna Philarmonic

Antonín Dvořák Symphony No 8 [No 4] G major Karajan Wiener Philarmoniker: great compositions/performances

Antonín Dvořák Symphony No 8 [No 4] G major Karajan Wiener Philarmoniker

this pressed: Ferguson protesters chanting ‘shame’ storm St. Louis City Hall; at least 2 arrested

Ferguson protesters chanting ‘shame’ storm St. Louis City Hall; at least 2 arrested
ST. LOUIS – Authorities have arrested at least two people at a protest over the Ferguson grand jury decision in which several demonstrators stormed City Hall in St. Louis.

An undetermined number of protesters made it into the building Wednesday while shouting “Shame, shame.”The protest march included several hundred people and began with a mock trial of Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. It was held on the steps of the Old Courthouse, the site of the Dred Scott trial.More than 100 additional police officers were called to the building and it was locked down.

A total of 58 people were arrested at area protests overnight, including 45 in Ferguson.

via Ferguson protesters chanting ‘shame’ storm St. Louis City Hall; at least 2 arrested.

How Turkeys Got Supersized – Atlantic Mobile


Snow, rain snarl Thanksgiving eve travelers in East


Officer Wilson had a powerful case for self-defense under Missouri law – The Washington Post


Ebola discoverer sees long, bumpy road to ending epidemic – Chicago Tribune


Trans fat may hurt your memory


How Many Calories You’ll Eat This Thanksgiving – ABC News


Blu-Ray Discs Can Boost Efficiency Of Solar Panels


Google told to expand right to be forgotten – BBC News


Ohio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving


What Latest Financials Indicate for Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF)?


Whitman: HP has chance to ‘clean sheet’ two companies




Schumer says focus on health law was political mistake – MarketWatch


Defense Secretary pick will be a challenge for Obama | Fox News


Cleveland Police to release video of Tamir Rice shooting (live coverage) | cleveland.com


Hong Kong protesters, police face off as key leaders arrested – CSMonitor.com


New Jersey hiker took photos of black bear moments before it killed him | Local News – Home


Where Turkeys Go After They’re Pardoned By the President – ABC News


Grand jury charges are easy, except against police


Beijing shop ‘bans Chinese people’

Beijing shop ‘bans Chinese people’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-30210781

Concerns over terror exclusion plans

Concerns over terror exclusion plans http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30206231

Britons jailed over Syria terror camp

Britons jailed over Syria terror camp http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30213771

Ghana cocaine bust turns political

Ghana cocaine bust turns political http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30212820

Raqqa air strikes death toll rises

Raqqa air strikes death toll rises http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30208687

this pressed: Ferguson: Michael Brown’s family speaks out on shooting, Officer Wilson and grand jury decision – CBS News

Ferguson: Michael Brown’s family speaks out on shooting, Officer Wilson and grand jury decision – CBS News.

this pressed: RNA could be the key to developing therapies that fight cancer and other diseases. Play this game to learn how!— NOVA Labs (@theNOVALabs)

This pressed: L’affaire #Ferguson, miroir de la société américaine ? #DébatF24 — Débat FRANCE 24 (@DebatF24)

word: heckle

heck·le (hkl)

tr.v. heck·led, heck·ling, heck·les

1. To try to embarrass and annoy (someone speaking or performing in public) by questions, gibes, or objections; badger.
2. To comb (flax or hemp) with a hatchel.

[Middle English hekelen, to comb with a hatchel, from hekel, hatchel, from Middle Dutch; see keg- in Indo-European roots.]

heckler n.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

heckle (ˈhɛkəl)


1. to interrupt (a public speaker, performer, etc) by comments, questions, or taunts
2. (Mechanical Engineering) Also: hackle or hatchel to comb (hemp or flax)


3. (Mechanical Engineering) an instrument for combing flax or hemp
[C15: Northern and East Anglian form of hackle]

ˈheckler n

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

heck•le (ˈhɛk əl)

v.t. -led, -ling.

to harass (a public speaker, performer, etc.) with impertinent questions, gibes, or the like.
[1275–1325; Middle English hekelen, variant of hechelen to comb flax; akin to hackle1]
heck′ler, n.
Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

heckle First a “flax comb” for splitting and straightening the fibers for spinning; its metaphorical sense developed from its verb form, “to mangle by cutting, to cut roughly.”

See also related terms for spinning.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

this pressed: Flash – Turkey’s Erdogan attacks US ‘impertinence’ on Syria – France 24

AFP/File | US-led air strikes have prevented Islamic State militants from capturing the Syrian border town of Kobane

26 November 2014 – 14H45

Turkey‘s Erdogan attacks US ‘impertinence’ on Syria



Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday slammed US “impertinence” on the Syrian conflict, exposing the extent of strains between Washington and Ankara days after his key meeting with US Vice President Joe Biden.

Ties between the the US and Turkey have soured in recent months over the reluctance of Turkish leaders to intervene militarily in the US-led campaign against the Islamic State jihadists, who have taken control of swathes of Iraq and Syria.

In an indication of the tensions that remain between the two NATO allies, Erdogan accused the US of being “impertinent” for pressuring it to help save the besieged Syrian town of Kobane, which is within sight of the Turkish border.

“Why is somebody coming to this region from 12,000 kilometres (7,000 miles) away?” Erdogan said during an address to a group of businessmen in Ankara, in a clear reference to the US.

“I want you to know that we are against impertinence, recklessness and endless demands,” he said.

Biden had personally stung Erdogan last month by suggesting his policies in supporting Islamist rebel forces in Syria had helped encourage the rise of the IS militant group, a slight that prompted Erdogan to warn his relationship with the US number two could be “history”.

Washington is pressing Ankara for the use of the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey by US jets launching assaults on IS.

via Flash – Turkey’s Erdogan attacks US ‘impertinence’ on Syria – France 24.

Netanyahu lashes out at moves to recognize an independent Palestine – CSMonitor.com

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Netanyahu lashes out at moves to recognize an independent Palestine


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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu called the European initiatives a ‘big mistake for peace.’ Meanwhile, a bill to codify Israel’s identity as a ‘Jewish state’ is drawing fire.

By Dan Murphy, Staff writer November 26, 2014

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A daily roundup of terrorism and security issues.

For years, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has paid lip service to the idea of two states for two peoples in the Holy Land. But recently, he and members of his government have been lashing out at recognition of independent Palestine, with one senior diplomat saying that a Palestinian state would be a “terror-ocracy.”

In October, Sweden recognized an independent Palestine, and the European Union postponed a vote on the question yesterday. MPs in the UK, Ireland, and Spain have also voted for recognition of Palestine in the past six weeks, and it appears that the rest of Western Europe is not far behind.

via Netanyahu lashes out at moves to recognize an independent Palestine – CSMonitor.com.

Saint of the Day for Wednesday, November 26th, 2014: Berchmans

Image of St. John Berchmans   St. John Berchmans

Eldest son of a shoemaker, John was born at Diest, Brabant. He early wanted to be a priest, and when thirteen became a servant in the household of one of the Cathedral canons at Malines, John … continue reading

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quotation: The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice. George Eliot

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

today’s birthday: Norbert Wiener (1894)

Norbert Wiener (1894)

A child prodigy, Wiener graduated college at age 14 and earned his PhD at 18. Several years later, he joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he became a professor of mathematics. He made significant contributions to a number of areas in the field, but he is best known for his theory of cybernetics—the comparative study of control and communication in humans and machines. In an article titled “A Scientist Rebels,” Wiener urged his fellow scientists to do what? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Carter Breaches Entrance to Tutankhamun’s Tomb (1922)

Carter Breaches Entrance to Tutankhamun’s Tomb (1922)

In 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter had one last chance at a successful excavation in Egypt before his patron, Lord Carnarvon, withdrew financial backing. Luckily, the two soon became the first to enter the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun in some 3,000 years. The tomb was almost completely intact, and its treasures made Tutankhamen perhaps the best-known of the pharaohs despite his early death and limited accomplishments. What did Carter reportedly say upon accessing the tomb? More… Discuss

US Makes Calorie Counts Mandatory on Menus

US Makes Calorie Counts Mandatory on Menus

Calling obesity a “national epidemic,” the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new rules this week that will require chain restaurants and vending machine operators to post calorie counts on their menus. The mandate is intended to extend the 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, which established requirements for nutritional labeling on most packaged food items. Under the new rules, some menu items will be exempt, including seasonal offerings, daily specials, and condiments. Restaurants will be given one year to satisfy the new requirements, and vending machine operators will be given two years. More… Discuss



Aphasia is a language disturbance caused by a lesion of the brain that partially or totally impairs the affected individual’s ability to speak, write, or comprehend the meaning of spoken or written words. Often caused by head trauma, tumor, stroke, or infection, aphasia is distinguished from functional disorders—such as stammering or stuttering—and from impaired speech due to physical defects of the speech organs. What is the difference between Broca’s aphasia and Wernicke’s aphasia? More… Discuss