Daily Archives: January 17, 2015

Ukraine Tries to Reinforce Embattled Airport


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Israeli PM Denounces ICC War Crime Probe of Israel


http://www.voanews.com/A/2602536.html

In Nigeria, Baga Attacks Spark Protests


http://www.voanews.com/A/2602791.html

The team that has to cycle hundreds of miles to compete


The team that has to cycle hundreds of miles to compete http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30838464

Huge crowds for Pope Manila Mass


Huge crowds for Pope Manila Mass http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30869019

Go Figure: The week in numbers


Go Figure: The week in numbers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-30830443

The refugees Lebanon wishes would go away


The refugees Lebanon wishes would go away http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30850814

From France 24


Yemen arrests two French al Qaeda suspects

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From France 24


A French Patriot Act? How not to pass anti-terror laws

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Officials: President Obama to call for a $500 tax credit for married couples who each hold jobs.


Officials: President Obama to call for a $500 tax credit for married couples who each hold jobs.
http://www.cnn.com

ICC opens inquiry into Middle East conflict


ICC opens inquiry into Middle East conflict
http://www.cnn.com//2015/01/17/middleeast/palestinians-icc-inquiry/index.html

Where is Charlie Hebdo? My pursuit of the first copies in America


Where is Charlie Hebdo? My pursuit of the first copies in America
http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/17/media/charlie-hebdo-arrives-america/index.html

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Lower Gas Prices, Faster Economy Float Boating Industry http://n.pr/1xxLXi4

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MTV Pimps Cars, Brazil Pimps Trash Carts http://n.pr/1wSzLbs

US delegation arrives for Cuba visit


US delegation arrives for Cuba visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-30868845

Greece arrests over Belgian ‘plot’


Greece arrests over Belgian ‘plot’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30865316

Afghan nominee on ‘most-wanted’ list


Afghan nominee on ‘most-wanted’ list http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30865317

bee on ice flower_FotoSketcher-oil_emergence2 (My Art Collection)


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Ice flowers: so delicate, so tiny…yet the bees take time to extract the nectar


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today’s holiday: Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday (2015)


Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday (2015)

Born in Boston on this day in 1706, Benjamin Franklin helped edit, and was a signer of, the Declaration of Independence. He also helped to frame the Constitution. When he died in 1790 in Philadelphia, he was given the most impressive funeral that city had ever seen: 20,000 people attended. In Philadelphia, the Franklin Institute Science Museum holds a two-day “birthday bash” that often involves people dressing as Franklin. The celebration takes place on the weekend preceding Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which is the Monday after January 15. More… Discuss

Saint of the Day for Saturday, January 17th, 2015: St. Anthony the Abbot


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St. Anthony the Abbot

Two Greek philosophers ventured out into the Egyptian desert to the mountain where Anthony lived. When they got there, Anthony asked them why they had come to talk to such a foolish man? He had … continue reading

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quotation: You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Henry David Thoreau


You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Discuss

picture of the day: Gulf War Patriot Missiles Intercept Iraqi Scuds (Image: Raytheon Company)



Gulf War Patriot Missiles Intercept Iraqi Scuds

On January 17, 1991, the first Iraqi Scud missile attacks on Israel were launched. There were reports of death and injury, and possibly even chemical weapons being used. For a few tense hours, it looked as though Israel would retaliate against Iraq, causing the allied coalition to break up. Six months of preparation and diplomacy might be undone by a few poorly aimed, 1950s-vintage ballistic missiles. Later that evening, U.S. Patriot surface-to-air missiles were launched against the incoming Scuds, and for the first time in history, a ballistic missile was shot down by another missile. The use of Patriot missiles in Israel’s defense helped to keep that country out of the Gulf War, thereby safeguarding the integrity of the American-European-Arab coalition.

Image: Raytheon Company

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Today In History. What Happened This Day In History


Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

January 17

1601   The Treaty of Lyons ends a short war between France and Savoy.
1746   Charles Edward Stuart, the young pretender, defeats the government forces at the battle of Falkirk in Scotland.
1773   Captain James Cook becomes the first person to cross the Antarctic Circle.
1819   Simon Bolivar the “liberator” proclaims Columbia a republic.
1893   Queen Liliuokalani, the Hawaiian monarch, is overthrown by a group of American sugar planters led by Sanford Ballard Dole.
1852   At the Sand River Convention, the British recognize the independence of the Transvaal Board.
1912   Robert Scott reaches the South Pole only a month after Roald Amundsen.
1939   The Reich issues an order forbidding Jews to practice as dentists, veterinarians and chemists.
1945   The Red army occupies Warsaw.
1963   Soviet leader Khrushchev visits the Berlin Wall.
1985   A jury in New Jersey rules that terminally ill patients have the right to starve themselves.
Born on January 17
1504   Pius V, Pope 1566-1572.
1706   Benjamin Franklin, statesman, diplomat, scientist and inventor who helped draft the Declaration of Independence and wrote Poor Richard’s Almanac.
1860   Anton Chekhov, Russian playwright and short story writer famous for The Seagull and Three Sisters.
1863   David Lloyd George, British Prime Minister during World War I.
1899   Al Capone, U.S. mobster known as “Scarface Al” who ran most of Chicago and the surrounding area.
1922   Betty White, actress; created memorable characters in TV sitcoms from the 1950s into the 21st century (Life with Elizabeth, Mary Tyler Moore, The Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland) and was a popular guest on TV games shows. At age 88 and a half she became the oldest person ever to host Saturday Night Live (2010).
1942   Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], U.S. boxer, “The Greatest,” who is the only three-time heavyweight champion..
1964   Michelle Robinson Obama, wife of US President Barack Obama.

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today’s birthday: Pope Pius V 225th Pontiff (1566 – 1572): January 17, 1566


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pope Saint Pius V (17 January 1504 – 1 May 1572), born Antonio Ghislieri (from 1518 called Michele Ghislieri, O.P.), was Pope from 8 January 1566 to his death in 1572. He is venerated as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.[2] He is chiefly notable for his role in the Council of Trent, the Counter-Reformation, and the standardization of the Roman rite within the Latin Church. Pius V declared Thomas Aquinas a Doctor of the Church[3][4] and patronized prominent sacred music composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.[citation needed]

As a cardinal, Ghislieri gained a reputation for putting orthodoxy before personalities, prosecuting eight French bishops for heresy. He also stood firm against nepotism, rebuking his predecessor Pope Pius IV to his face when he wanted to make a 13-year old member of his family a cardinal and subsidise a nephew from the papal treasury.[5]

In affairs of the state, Pius V excommunicated Elizabeth I of England for schism and persecution of English Catholics during her reign. He also arranged the formation of the Holy League, an alliance of Catholic states. Although outnumbered, the Holy League famously defeated the Ottoman Empire, which had threatened to overrun Europe, at the Battle of Lepanto. Pius V attributed the victory to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and instituted the feast of Our Lady of Victory.[6]

Pope Saint
Pius V
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Papacy began 7 January 1566
Papacy ended 1 May 1572
Predecessor Pius IV
Successor Gregory XIII
Orders
Ordination 1528
Consecration 14 September 1556
by Giovanni Michele Saraceni
Created Cardinal 15 March 1557
by Paul IV
Personal details
Birth name Antonio Ghislieri
Born 17 January 1504
Bosco, Duchy of Milan
Died 1 May 1572 (aged 68)
Rome, Papal States
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Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified 1 May 1672
by Pope Clement X
Canonized 22 May 1712
by Pope Clement XI
Patronage
Other popes named Pius

Pope Saint Pius V (17 January 1504 – 1 May 1572), born Antonio Ghislieri (from 1518 called Michele Ghislieri, O.P.), was Pope from 8 January 1566 to his death in 1572. He is venerated as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.[2] He is chiefly notable for his role in the Council of Trent, the Counter-Reformation, and the standardization of the Roman rite within the Latin Church. Pius V declared Thomas Aquinas a Doctor of the Church[3][4] and patronized prominent sacred music composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.[citation needed]

As a cardinal, Ghislieri gained a reputation for putting orthodoxy before personalities, prosecuting eight French bishops for heresy. He also stood firm against nepotism, rebuking his predecessor Pope Pius IV to his face when he wanted to make a 13-year old member of his family a cardinal and subsidise a nephew from the papal treasury.[5]

In affairs of the state, Pius V excommunicated Elizabeth I of England for schism and persecution of English Catholics during her reign. He also arranged the formation of the Holy League, an alliance of Catholic states. Although outnumbered, the Holy League famously defeated the Ottoman Empire, which had threatened to overrun Europe, at the Battle of Lepanto. Pius V attributed the victory to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and instituted the feast of Our Lady of Victory.[6]

Early Life

Antonio Ghislieri was born in Bosco in the Duchy of Milan (now Bosco Marengo in the province of Alessandria,[7] Piedmont), Italy. At the age of fourteen he entered the Dominican Order, taking the name Michele, passing from the monastery of Voghera to that of Vigevano, and thence to Bologna. Ordained priest at Genoa in 1528, he was sent by his order to Pavia, where he lectured for sixteen years. At Parma he advanced thirty propositions in support of the papal chair and against the Protestant Reformation.

As prior of more than one Dominican priory during a time of great moral laxity, he insisted on discipline, and, in accordance with his own wishes, was appointed inquisitor at Como. As his reformist zeal provoked resentment, he was compelled to return to Rome in 1550, where, after having been employed in several inquisitorial missions, he was elected to the commissariat of the Holy Office. Pope Paul IV (1555–59), who, as Cardinal Carafa, had shown him special favor, conferred upon him the bishopric of Sutri and Nepi, the cardinalate with the title of Alessandrino, and the unique honor of the supreme inquisitorship. Under Pope Pius IV (1559–65) he became bishop of Mondovi in Piedmont, but his opposition to that pontiff procured his dismissal from the palace and the abridgment of his authority as inquisitor.[8]

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Spoken style Your Holiness
Religious style Holy Father
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this day in the yesteryear: Matt Drudge Breaks the Lewinsky Scandal (1998) (when manners matter!)


Matt Drudge Breaks the Lewinsky Scandal (1998)

Matt Drudge is the proprietor of the popular Drudge Report website that gained notoriety for breaking a series of news reports ahead of the mainstream media. He won fame for his coverage of the Monica Lewinsky affair, a scandal that led to the impeachment of US President Bill Clinton. He was inspired to start his news site after becoming privy to insider gossip at CBS studios while working as its gift shop manager. What other odd jobs did Drudge hold before his breakthrough in journalism? More… Discuss

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more than an article: Handel – Water Music Check this YouTube documentary….You’ll love it!


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Handel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Water Music

In 1712, George Frideric Handel took up permanent residence in England, leaving his employer—the elector of Hanover—behind in Germany. Two years later, the elector of Hanover became George I of England. When the king requested music for royal festivities, Handel wrote Water Music, allegedly to regain the king’s favor. Water Music debuted on a barge accompanying the king down the River Thames in 1717. What did George I think of Handel’s now-famous collection of songs? More… Discuss

Händel: Water music & Music for the royal fireworks | Hervé Niquet

 

word: palaver (vorbe, vorbe!) (Si uite-asa s-a lasat seara si noi tot stam de palavre!)


palaver

Definition: (noun) Talk intended to charm or beguile.
Synonyms: blandishment, cajolery
Usage: Then she would pounce upon me with a lot of that drivelling poodle palaver and kiss me on the nose—but what could I do? Discuss.

From BBC: Eurotunnel ‘to resume services’ later


Eurotunnel ‘to resume services’ later http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30867007

From VOA: IS Group Targeted in 29 Syria, Iraq Strikes


http://www.voanews.com/A/2602658.html

From VOA: Niger Bans Charlie Hebdo Over Security Concerns


http://www.voanews.com/A/2602616.html

From VOA: Charlie Hebdo Protests Hit Mideast, Asia, Africa


http://www.voanews.com/A/2602100.html

From NBC: ‘Stand With Us’: Pope’s Tour Inspires Filipino Americans


http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/pope-francis-philippine-tour-inspires-filipino-americans-afar-n287756

From BBC: Troops deployed on Belgium’s streets


Troops deployed on Belgium’s streets http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30860064

From BBC: Niger Hebdo protesters burn churches


Niger Hebdo protesters burn churches http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30863159

Lorry fire closes Channel Tunnel


Lorry fire closes Channel Tunnel http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30863024

From BBC: Oscars head calls for more diversity


Oscars head calls for more diversity http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30862139

From BBC: Shia group seize top Yemen official


Shia group seize top Yemen official http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30862528

From France 24:


French flags torched as Charlie Hebdo protests erupt from Algiers to Zinder

http://f24.my/1Cz0yhZ

USA TODAY: States with most people on food stamps


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States with most people on food stamps

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USA TODAY: 5 most incredible discoveries of the week


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5 most incredible discoveries of the week

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From NPR News


U.S. Supreme Court Will Rule On Gay Marriage This Term http://n.pr/1xxOXLs

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Lower Gas Prices, Faster Economy Float Boating Industry http://n.pr/1xxLXi4

Stay safe on Facebook|info24.us


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To Facebook, your personal information is everything. The more the site has on you, the more money it can make from advertisers who want to target you. Unfortunately, there are some things you shouldn’t share online.

Each of these things alone might be all right, but added up they could lead to identity theft, stalking or other trouble. Here’s what you shouldn’t share — and how to keep your information safe when you don’t have a choice.

via Stay safe on Facebook.

Supreme Court to Take On Same-Sex Marriage in Landmark Case


http://nbcnews.to/1IS3cBs