Daily Archives: January 12, 2015

cnn : 5 things we learned from the Golden Globes


5 things we learned from the Golden Globes
http://www.cnn.com//2015/01/12/showbiz/5-things-golden-globes/index.html

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France 24: US no-show at Paris unity march sparks criticism http://f24.my/1ASCeua


US no-show at Paris unity march sparks criticism

http://f24.my/1ASCeua

From NPR News: 3 Kings Holiday Cake Laced With Synthetic Drugs Makes Dozens Hallucinate


3 Kings Holiday Cake Laced With Synthetic Drugs Makes Dozens Hallucinate http://n.pr/1x4Toxc

From NPR News: New York City ID Could Open Up Doors — And Privacy Concerns


New York City ID Could Open Up Doors — And Privacy Concerns http://n.pr/1C00pDE

From NPR News: Bored … And Brilliant? A Challenge To Disconnect From Your Phone


Bored … And Brilliant? A Challenge To Disconnect From Your Phone http://n.pr/1BZ4O9S

Farage: ‘Defend Christian culture’


Farage: ‘Defend Christian culture’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30776186

Obama calls for stronger data privacy


Obama calls for stronger data privacy http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30779848

From BBC: Ukraine ex-leader wanted by Interpol


Ukraine ex-leader wanted by Interpol http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30777844

From BBC: New Charlie Hebdo to depict Muhammad


New Charlie Hebdo to depict Muhammad http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30786211

From BBC: Thousands in rival German rallies


Thousands in rival German rallies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30777841

From NPR News: Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You’d Think


Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You’d Think http://n.pr/1x3vTo3

From NPR News: ‘Charlie Hebdo’s’ Next Issue Will Feature Prophet Muhammad Cartoons


‘Charlie Hebdo’s’ Next Issue Will Feature Prophet Muhammad Cartoons http://n.pr/1BZLuJM

From NPR News: White House: We Should Have Sent ‘Higher-Profile’ Official To Paris


White House: We Should Have Sent ‘Higher-Profile’ Official To Paris http://n.pr/1BYp5wj

From NPR News: Big Wins For ‘Transparent’ Make It Clear: TV’s Undergoing A Revolution


Big Wins For ‘Transparent’ Make It Clear: TV’s Undergoing A Revolution http://n.pr/1IDuN9a

this pressed: Inspector general: Some NY police use chokehold as first response|info 24.us


NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new inspector general blasted the New York City Police Department on Monday for failing to punish officers who used banned chokeholds on citizens, sometimes as a first response in a confrontation.

The first official report by police Inspector General Philip Eure comes a month after New York was shaken first by a grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner and then by the killing of two NYPD officers by a gunman avenging the Staten Island man’s death.

It looked at 10 recent cases in which the NYPD’s Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), an independent agency tasked with investigating excessive force claims, concluded officers used chokeholds, which are banned by police department regulations. The cases were documented between 2009 and July 2014 and do not include Garner’s death on July 17, 2014.

Among the 10 cases was a Bronx high school student who was walking away from school officials disciplining her on Jan. 8, 2008, and was placed in a chokehold by a police officer assigned to the building, the report said.

EW YORK (Reuters) – A new inspector general blasted the New York City Police Department on Monday for failing to punish officers who used banned chokeholds on citizens, sometimes as a first response in a confrontation.

The first official report by police Inspector General Philip Eure comes a month after New York was shaken first by a grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner and then by the killing of two NYPD officers by a gunman avenging the Staten Island man’s death.

It looked at 10 recent cases in which the NYPD’s Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), an independent agency tasked with investigating excessive force claims, concluded officers used chokeholds, which are banned by police department regulations. The cases were documented between 2009 and July 2014 and do not include Garner’s death on July 17, 2014.

Among the 10 cases was a Bronx high school student who was walking away from school officials disciplining her on Jan. 8, 2008, and was placed in a chokehold by a police officer assigned to the building, the report said.

via Inspector general: Some NY police use chokehold as first response.

this pressed for your right to know: French police commissioner kills himself hours after Charlie Hebdo attack


A French police commissioner reportedly killed himself just hours after the bloody massacre at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo that left 12 dead.

Helric Fredou, who co-workers claim had been battling depression, shot himself Wednesday night in his office in Limoges, France 3 reported.

The body of 45-year-old Fredou was found by a colleague at approximately 1 a.m. Thursday, according to French media reports, which stated the commissioner was suffering from depression and burnout. Colleagues told France 3 that Fredou, who was single with no children, was feeling overworked and overwhelmed by his job.

Fredou had reportedly met with a family member of one of the Charlie Hebdo victims before committing suicide.

via French police commissioner kills himself hours after Charlie Hebdo attack.

Alexander Glazunov Symphony No 5 in B flat major, Op 55, great compositions/performances


Alexander Glazunov Symphony No 5 in B flat major, Op 55

Melodie for cello and orchestra Op.20 No.1 by Alexander Glazunov


Melodie for cello and orchestra Op.20 No.1 by Alexander Glazunov

Antonio Vivaldi Mandolin Concerto 1st Movement Ettlingen Detlef Tewes Boris Bagger RV 425


Antonio Vivaldi Mandolin Concerto 1st Movement Ettlingen Detlef Tewes Boris Bagger RV 425

 

Max Bruch: Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, op. 26 – Akiko Suwanai (諏訪内 晶子), great compositions/performances ( 偉大な組成物/公演)


Max Bruch: Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, op. 26 – Akiko Suwanai (諏訪内 晶子)

Movements:

  1. Vorspiel: Allegro moderato

  2. Adagio

  3. Finale: Allegro energico

2015 Golden Globes – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (Full Monologue HD) Cosby


2015 Golden Globes – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (Full Monologue HD) Cosby

The Temples of Malta dating back to 3500 to 2500BC are some of the oldest structures in the world.


Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 19 in B flat major. Evgeny Kissin , make music pat of your life series


Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 19 in B flat major. Evgeny Kissin

Carl Maria Von Weber: Clarinet Quintet in B flat, op. 34 , great compositions/performances


Weber: Clarinet Quintet in B flat, op. 34

picture of the day: Wyatt Earp Dies (Painting by Don Prechtel)


Wyatt Earp Dies

Frontiersman Wyatt Earp died on January 13, 1929, after an illustrious life in the West. Born in Illinois in 1848, he served as a lawman in Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas, as well as Tombstone, Arizona Territory, where Wyatt and his brothers Morgan and Virgil were notorious for violent clashes with outlaws. Western historians have disagreed about the particulars of Wyatt Earp’s life, but he is said to have been a freighter-teamster, railroad construction worker, policeman, prisoner, saloon keeper and horse farmer, and he was involved in several gunfights–for reasons that may or may not have been related to law enforcement. When Morgan was killed, Wyatt avenged his death by killing Frank Stilwell, an outlaw he had previously arrested.

Painting by Don Prechtel

– See more at: http://www.historynet.com/picture-of-the-day?podMonth=1&podDay=12&pod=GO#sthash.xrojEucA.dpuf

Saint of the Day for Monday, January 12th, 2015: St. Marguerite Bourgeoys


Pope tells diplomats to work for peace amid a world rife with conflict :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)


Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Nov. 25, 2014. Credit: Alan Holdre/CNA.

amid a world rife with conflict

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Vatican City, Jan 12, 2015 / 07:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told Vatican diplomats that peace – which is a communal responsibility – is the only solution to global issues like war, terrorism and social problems such as unemployment and slavery.

“Today I wish to repeat a word quite dear to us: peace!” the Pope told the diplomats on Jan. 12.

He said that peace is a common theme we think about during Christmas, but cautioned that the holiday also makes us think of “another tragic reality: that of rejection,” which is visible in Herod’s killing of the infants in Bethlehem as well as in Jesus’ ultimate death on the cross.

via Pope tells diplomats to work for peace amid a world rife with conflict :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).

El Cóndor Pasa…Única Versión Original, según la partitura de Daniel Alomía Robles.


El Cóndor Pasa…Única Versión Original, según la partitura de Daniel Alomía Robles.

today’s holiday: Hostos Day (2015)


Hostos Day (2015)

Eugenio Maria de Hostos (1839-1903) was a Puerto Rican philosopher and patriot who became a leader of the opposition to Spanish colonial rule in the 19th century. He campaigned for the education of women in Brazil, and his books on law and education triggered reforms in other Latin American countries. He even sponsored the first railroad between Chile and Argentina, across the Andes Mountains. The anniversary of his birth is observed as a public holiday in Puerto Rico on the second Monday in January. More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Spiridon Louis (1873)


Spiridon Louis (1873)

Following the decision to revive the Olympic Games at the end of the 19th century, all eyes were on Athens, where the first modern games were held in 1896. Greek competitor Spiridon Louis won the first marathon event of the games and instantly became a national hero. He was first across the finish despite having allegedly taken a break from the race to have a glass of wine at an inn. It helped that some of his competitors collapsed along the way. Why was the third-place finisher disqualified? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: The Caves of Nerja Are Rediscovered (1959)


The Caves of Nerja Are Rediscovered (1959)

One of Spain’s major tourist attractions is the Caves of Nerja, a series of caverns near the town of Nerja in the Province of Málaga. The caves were inhabited by prehistoric peoples, who left their mark in the form of paintings and other artifacts. Today, visitors can tour parts of the caves’ three galleries and view skeletons and other items on display there. Concerts are also regularly held in one of the caves’ many chambers. How did five friends inadvertently rediscover the caves in 1959? More… Discuss

Are you or someone you know a student in New York Public? Cell Phone Ban Lifted for New York Students


Cell Phone Ban Lifted for New York Students

The ban on students having cell phones in New York City’s public schools will soon end, with mayor Bill de Blasio announcing that phone regulation will be up to school principals. Each principal is free to create a policy or use a default one that allows students to bring their phones, so long as they are not used during school hours. The new rules are scheduled to go into effect in March. Currently, many students pay a small fee to leave their phones at a storage location—typically a grocery store or a roaming van—during the school day. More… Discuss

article: Porgy and Bess (Summertime with Miles Davis Porgy and Bess 1958)


Porgy and Bess

The folk opera Porgy and Bess is American composer George Gershwin’s most ambitious work. Controversial since its release in 1935 for its depiction of African Americans, it tells the story of Porgy, a crippled black man living in the slums of Charleston, South Carolina, and his attempts to rescue Bess from Crown, her pimp, and Sportin’ Life, a drug dealer. Which song from the show is one of the most popular cover songs ever, with an estimated 30,000 different versions recorded? More… Discuss

Summertime Miles Davis Porgy and Bess 1958

word: pedagogy


pedagogy

Definition: (noun) The art or profession of teaching.
Synonyms: instruction
Usage: The true aim of pedagogy is ensuring that students learn how to learn. Discuss.

From NPR News: Regulators Take Action Against Delinquent Mines


Regulators Take Action Against Delinquent Mines http://n.pr/13rcI07

From NPR News: The Doctor Who Championed Hand-Washing And Briefly Saved Lives


The Doctor Who Championed Hand-Washing And Briefly Saved Lives http://n.pr/14pTJE7

From NPR News: NPR Appoints Longtime Print Reporter As New Ombudsman


NPR Appoints Longtime Print Reporter As New Ombudsman http://n.pr/1BYx7W6

From NPR News: Kerry Announces Paris Trip, Brushes Off Criticism On Missing March


Kerry Announces Paris Trip, Brushes Off Criticism On Missing March http://n.pr/1BYp5wj

Mozambique ‘poisoned’ beer kills 69


Mozambique ‘poisoned’ beer kills 69 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30777316

West ‘ignoring’ Nigerian attacks


West ‘ignoring’ Nigerian attacks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30777066

‘Only 45%’ to get full state pension


‘Only 45%’ to get full state pension http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30777166

Microsoft hits out at Google team


Microsoft hits out at Google team http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30779898

Police shoot six dead in Xinjiang


Police shoot six dead in Xinjiang http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-30774172

France to deploy 10,000 troops


France to deploy 10,000 troops http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30774114

Apology for ‘Muslim Birmingham’ claim


Apology for ‘Muslim Birmingham’ claim http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-30773297

New species of marine reptile found


New species of marine reptile found http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-30741402