Daily Archives: December 27, 2014

Croatians set to vote for president


Croatians set to vote for president http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-30614291

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Contact lost with AirAsia flight


Contact lost with AirAsia flight http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30614627

Wikipedia Food Portal Bon Apetit


Wikipedia Food Portal Bon Apetit

Wikipedia Food Portal Bon Apetit

From NPR News: Dwarf Galaxy, Long Overlooked, Discovered In Our ‘Hood


Dwarf Galaxy, Long Overlooked, Discovered In Our ‘Hood http://n.pr/13LPVN7

From NPR News: Facebook Finds That Not All Users Want To Review Their Year


Facebook Finds That Not All Users Want To Review Their Year http://n.pr/1vj2LZn

From NPR News: Preserving American Roots Music Begins With Keeping The Lights On


Preserving American Roots Music Begins With Keeping The Lights On http://n.pr/1H4nqZK

Pakistan bomb hoax man gets 26 years


Pakistan bomb hoax man gets 26 years http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30612679

Malaysia pledges extra flood funds


Malaysia pledges extra flood funds http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30614071

From BBC: Snow strands motorists in Alps


Snow strands motorists in Alps http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30613481

Grom France 24: Officers turn backs to NYC mayor during policeman’s funeral


Officers turn backs to NYC mayor during policeman’s funeral

http://f24.my/1H4SCbi

From CNN: Russia empties the vault to prop up the ruble


Russia empties the vault to prop up the ruble
http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/26/investing/russia-central-bank-foreign-reserves/index.html

From CNN: Some doubt North Korea was behind Sony hack


Some doubt North Korea was behind Sony hack
http://www.cnn.com//2014/12/27/tech/north-korea-expert-doubts-about-hack/index.html

From NPR: Finding A Jury Of Your Peers Actually Is Pretty Complicated


http://n.pr/1vAIIqz

From NPR News: Finding A Jury Of Your Peers Actually Is Pretty Complicated


Finding A Jury Of Your Peers Actually Is Pretty Complicated http://n.pr/1sYQE3J

From France 24: Egyptian columnist to be tried for ‘insulting Islam’


From France 24:  Egyptian columnist to be tried for ‘insulting Islam’

http://f24.my/1H4O04S

From France. 24: Egypt, Morocco ban ‘Zionist’ Exodus film


Egypt, Morocco ban ‘Zionist’ Exodus film

http://f24.my/1t8bSMK

From France. 24: Belarus’s president shakes up cabinet amid economic woes


Belarus’s president shakes up cabinet amid economic woes

http://f24.my/1HP5UHo

From France. 24: Of headbutts and teary farewells: the year in French sport


Of headbutts and teary farewells: the year in French sport

http://f24.my/1xqB5cs

From the BBC: Xbox and PlayStation rebuild service


Xbox and PlayStation rebuild service http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30602609

From the BBC: Pope gunman visits John Paul II tomb


Pope gunman visits John Paul II tomb http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30612677

From the BBC: Huge funeral for New York policeman


Huge funeral for New York policeman http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30611629

Dumitru Farcas, Dumitru Dobrican, Ioan Berci Live (taragot) (visit: http://www.11thmuse.com/taragot.html)


Dumitru Farcas, Dumitru Dobrican, Ioan Berci Live (taragot)

 

 

FECIOREASCA FETELOR DE LA ARPASU DE JOS (euzicasa: cel mai frumos joc din Tara Fagarasului in cea mai frumoasa interpretare gasita pe YouTube” iuiuiuiuiu!) De la lume adunate, si-napoi la lume date!


FECIOREASCA FETELOR DE LA ARPASU DE JOS

ANSAMBLUL VINTANA – Dans de fete – Crihalma


ANSAMBLUL VINTANA – Dans de fete – Crihalma

FECIOREASCA Nr.II ”FECIOREASCA DE PE MURES” (Dumitru Farcas taragot)


FECIOREASCA Nr.II ”FECIOREASCA DE PE MURES”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – 11. Alleluja, KV 553 make music part of your life series


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – 11. Alleluja, KV 553

Exploding Beethoven: Tempest Sonata Live from Paris Valentina Lisitsa: great compositions/performances


Schumann – Wilhelm Kempff (1972) Waldszenen op 82: great compositions/performances (my favorite interpretation of this marvelous composition)


Schumann – Wilhelm Kempff (1972) Waldszenen op 82

JP2MRI Video Gallery Video Gallery for the John Paul II Medical Research Institute. (Nobody is in the center of the universe…yet each one of us dreams…)


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JP2MRI Video Gallery Video Gallery for the John Paul II Medical Research Institute.

 

Tomorrow’s Saint

Image of St. Anthony the Hermit

St. Anthony the Hermit

Saint of the Day for Saturday, December 27th, 2014: St. John the Apostle


The traditional site of the tomb of John_the_A...

The traditional site of the tomb of John_the_Apostle — one of Jesus’ twelve apostles in the ancient city of Ephesus, an important religious centre of early Christianity. Ephesus is today located in Turkey. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Five apostles: St. James, St. John the Apostle...

Five apostles: St. James, St. John the Apostle, St. Peter, St. Paul and St. Andrew. Harbaville Triptych: close-up on the bottom panel of the middle leaf, recto. Ivory with traces of polychromy, middle of the 10th century. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

St. John the Apostle

St. John, Apostle and Evangelist (Feast day – December 27th) St. John, the son of Zebedee, and the brother of St. James the Great, was called to be an Apostle by our Lord in the first year of His … continue reading

More Saints of the Day

More Art relating to John The Apostle:
English: Damian. "Jesus Christ and St. Jo...

English: Damian. “Jesus Christ and St. John the Apostle”. A detail of the Last Supper fresco from Ubisi, Georgia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Church dedicated to St. John the Apos...

English: Church dedicated to St. John the Apostle and Evangelist Polski: Kościół pw. św. Jana Apostoła i Ewangelisty (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

English: Church dedicated to St. John the Apos...

English: Church dedicated to St. John the Apostle and Evangelist Polski: Kościół pw. św. Jana Apostoła i Ewangelisty (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

today’s holiday: Fossey Day (2014)


Fossey Day (2014)

American conservationist Dian Fossey (1932-1985) conducted groundbreaking research on Rwanda’s mountain gorillas, a species long victimized by wide-scale poaching, and helped ensure their preservation. Fossey was murdered in her cabin at a research center in the Virunga Mountains on December 27, 1985. Ceremonies for the anniversary of her death take place in Volcanoes National Park, which contains a permanent memorial to the zoologist. Individuals typically perform traditional dances, while government officials deliver speeches and lay wreaths on her grave site. More… Discuss

quotation: Ignorance is the curse of God, Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. William Shakespeare


Ignorance is the curse of God, Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Discuss

today’s birthday: Johannes Kepler (1571)


Johannes Kepler (1571)

Described by famed astronomer Carl Sagan as “the first astrophysicist and the last scientific astrologer,” Johannes Kepler was a German astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer. A key figure in the scientific revolution, Kepler derived three famous laws of planetary motion, which, among other things, established that the planets travel around the Sun in elliptical rather than circular orbits. When Kepler was six, his mother, who was later tried for witchcraft, took him to see what phenomenon? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Charles Darwin Sets Sail on HMS Beagle (1831)


Charles Darwin Sets Sail on HMS Beagle (1831)

The theory of evolution, which Darwin first expressed in On the Origin of Species, was the result of his discoveries as a naturalist on board the HMS Beagle. His book explained evolution through the principles of natural selection and aroused widespread debate among scientists and religious leaders. Darwin spent the rest of his life studying the results of that expedition and developing his theory of evolution. What debilitating disease might he have contracted during the voyage? More… Discuss

Pilots Exposed to Increased Skin Cancer Risk


Pilots Exposed to Increased Skin Cancer Risk

Piloting a prop plane at 30,000 feet for an hour exposes pilots to as much ultraviolet radiation as 20 minutes in a tanning bed, according to a new study. A dermatologic research team at Mount Zion Cancer Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco, reports that the incidence of melanoma among pilots and their crews is about twice that of the general population. As part of the study, the researchers tested an airplane windshield and found that it only protected against UV-B radiation, not UV-A radiation, which penetrates skin more deeply. More… Discuss

word: umbrage


umbrage

Definition: (noun) A feeling of anger caused by being offended.
Synonyms: offense
Usage: I had tried to phrase it politely, but he still took umbrage at my question. Discuss

Aston Martin


Aston Martin

Aston Martin is a British luxury car manufacturer that is today owned by a consortium of investors. The company takes its name from Lionel Martin, one of the founders, and Aston Hill, the location where Martin enjoyed racing cars. Founded in 1913, the company produced its first car two years later. Its cars have become symbols of British glamour, though the company has been plagued with financial problems throughout its history. Aston Martins are featured in what popular series of films? More… Discuss

From NPR News: Oregon Woman Released From East Timor Prison


Oregon Woman Released From East Timor Prison http://n.pr/1t4r2CL

From NPR News: Sony Hack Highlights The Global Underground Market For Malware [+ audio report]


Sony Hack Highlights The Global Underground Market For Malware http://n.pr/1CPMKQF

From NPR News: Europe’s Far Right And Putin Get Cozy, With Benefits For Both


Europe’s Far Right And Putin Get Cozy, With Benefits For Both http://n.pr/1Avecln

From NPR News: Hundreds Attend Wake Held For Slain NYPD Officer


Hundreds Attend Wake Held For Slain NYPD Officer
http://n.pr/1xlHhz8

From NPR News: Doubts Persist On U.S. Claims Of North Korean Role In Sony Hack


Doubts Persist On U.S. Claims Of North Korean Role In Sony Hack http://n.pr/1BbvSma

From NPR News: Long Plagued By Corruption, Romania Seeks To Make A Fresh Start


Long Plagued By Corruption, Romania Seeks To Make A Fresh Start http://n.pr/1zEULqN

From NPR News: Ebola Survivor: The Best Word For The Virus Is ‘Aggression’


Ebola Survivor: The Best Word For The Virus Is ‘Aggression’ http://n.pr/1sYxZFf

From NPR News: With Each New Upheaval In Iraq, More Minorities Flee


With Each New Upheaval In Iraq, More Minorities Flee http://n.pr/1HwbTk8

From BBC: Severe flooding hits Malaysia’s east


Severe flooding hits Malaysia’s east http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30609549

From BBC: Spain’s king condemns corruption


Spain’s king condemns corruption http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30599347

From France 24: Syria ‘ready’ to attend Moscow peace talks


Syria ‘ready’ to attend Moscow peace talks

http://f24.my/1toB4nR

Top al-Shabab militant ‘surrenders’


Top al-Shabab militant ‘surrenders’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30611758

North Korea berates Obama over film


North Korea berates Obama over film http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30608179