Daily Archives: January 18, 2015

5 Pakistanis Held Over Peshawar School Massacre


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Libyan Military Agrees to Cease-fire Ahead of Geneva Talks


http://www.voanews.com/A/2603690.html

Europe Tense as Belgian Terror Mastermind Sought


http://www.voanews.com/A/2603278.html

Why police want you to see this dashcam video


Why police want you to see this dashcam video
http://www.cnn.com//2015/01/17/living/feat-dashcam-video-shake-it-off/index.html

The week in 34 photos


The week in 34 photos
http://www.cnn.com//2015/01/16/world/gallery/week-in-photos-0116/index.html


Tunis holds vigil for Jewish victim of Paris market attack

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Miss Lebanon Slammed for Selfie With Miss Israel


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Charlie Hebdo editor says Mohammed cartoons ‘defend the freedom of religion’


Charlie Hebdo editor says Mohammed cartoons ‘defend the freedom of religion’
http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/18/media/charlie-hebdo-editor-speaks/index.html

Charlie Hebdo editor says Mohammed cartoons ‘defend the freedom of religion’


Charlie Hebdo editor says Mohammed cartoons ‘defend the freedom of religion’
http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/18/media/charlie-hebdo-editor-speaks/index.html

Orphaned by Boko Haram: ‘They are slaughtering people’


Orphaned by Boko Haram: ‘They are slaughtering people’
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2015/01/16/pkg-robertson-nigeria-boko-haram-attack-survivors.cnn.html

Defending NFL champion Seattle Seahawks defeat Green Bay Packers 28-22 in overtime to advance to Super Bowl.


Defending NFL champion Seattle Seahawks defeat Green Bay Packers 28-22 in overtime to advance to Super Bowl.
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USA TODAY: ‘American Sniper’ smashes records this weekend


From USA TODAY

‘American Sniper’ smashes records this weekend

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USA TODAY: Europe on edge more than week after Paris attacks


From USA TODAY

Europe on edge more than week after Paris attacks

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Nine terror suspects to remain in French police custody

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Boko Haram ‘in Cameroon kidnappings’


Boko Haram ‘in Cameroon kidnappings’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30873243

USA TODAY: Threepeat: Best animal videos of the week


From USA TODAY

Threepeat: Best animal videos of the week

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USA TODAY: Cameron: Obama doesn’t call me ‘bro’ often


From USA TODAY

Cameron: Obama doesn’t call me ‘bro’ often

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USA TODAY: State of the Union: 14 moments that made history


From USA TODAY

State of the Union: 14 moments that made history

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From NPR News


Obama’s Trouble Articulating The State Of The Economy http://n.pr/1CmOqjS

Claude Debussy: La Mer; Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan , great compositions/performances


Claude Debussy: La Mer; Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan

Ma che vi fece, o stelle… Sperai vicino il lido


Ma che vi fece, o stelle… Sperai vicino il lido

today’s picture: The Tuskegee Airmen



The Tuskegee Airmen
The U.S. Army Air Corps 99th Fighter Squadron, the first of the all-black Tuskegee Airmen to see combat, had been based in Africa for four months when they were assigned to escort 16 B-25 Mitchell bombers on a routine mission over Sicilian targets on July 2, 1943. Lieutenant Charles B. Hall of Brazil, Indiana — seen here at far right — became the first Tuskegee Airman to score a confirmed kill when he shot down a German fighter plane. Back home, the Birmingham News (Alabama) heralded the accomplishment of the 99th Fighter Squadron pilots: ‘The Tuskegee trained pilots faced their acid test and came through with flying colors to prove that they had the necessary mettle to fly successfully in combat.’

Image Courtesy of Bernard S. Proctor, U.S. Air Force Museum, via Charles and Ann Cooper

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quotation: A short saying oft contains much wisdom. Sophocles


A short saying oft contains much wisdom.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC) Discuss

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 18

1486   Henry VII marries Elizabeth of York.
1701   Frederick III, the elector of Brandenburg, becomes king of Prussia.
1778   Captain James Cook discovers the Hawaiian Islands, naming them the ‘Sandwich Islands’ after the First Lord of the Admiralty, Lord Sandwich.
1836   Jim Bowie arrives at the Alamo to assist its Texas defenders.
1862   John Tyler, former president of the U.S., is buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.
1902   The Isthmus Canal Commission in Washington shifts its support from Nicaragua to Panama as a favored canal site.
1910   Aviator Eugene Ely performs his first successful take off and landing from a ship in San Francisco.
1916   The Russians force the Turkish 3rd Army back to Erzurum.
1942   General MacArthur repels the Japanese in Bataan. The United States took the lead in the Far East war criminal trials.
1945   The German Army launches its second attempt to relieve the besieged city of Budapest from the advancing Red Army.
1948   Ghandi breaks a 121-hour fast after halting Muslem-Hindu riots.
1962   The United States begins spraying foliage with herbicides in South Vietnam, in order to reveal the whereabouts of Vietcong guerrillas.
1964   Plans are disclosed for the World Trade Center in New York.
1978   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) isolate the cause of Legionnaire’s disease.
1991   Iraq starts firing Scud missiles at Israeli cities.
Born on January 18
1782   Daniel Webster, congressman from New Hampshire, Massachusetts senator, and secretary of state before the Civil War.
1813   Joseph Glidden, inventor.
1858   Daniel Hale Williams, physician who performed the first open heart surgery, founder of Chicago’s Provident Hospital.
1882   A.A. [Alan Alexander] Milne, novelist, humorist and journalist (Winnie the Pooh).
1892   Oliver Hardy, film comedian, one half of Laurel and Hardy.
1904   Cary Grant, U.S. film actor (Gunga Din, Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, North by Northwest).

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Saint of the Day for Sunday, January 18th, 2015: St. Volusian St. Volusian


today’s holiday: Sinulog Festival (2015)


Sinulog Festival (2015)

The Sinulog Festival takes place on the island of Cebu in the Philippines, held at the same time as the frenzied Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo and the more sedate Dinagyang in Iloilo City. The festival celebrates both early Cebuano culture and the history of the Christianization of Cebu, combining the pageantry of early years with today’s Christian ritual. An image of Cebu’s patron saint, the Santo Niño (“the Holy Child,” Jesus), is carried in a procession along the streets, while drums beat in the ritual for a bountiful harvest and revelers dance in the streets. More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Montesquieu (1689)


Montesquieu (1689)

Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu, was a French social and political philosopher whose ideas profoundly influenced European and American political thought, particularly that of America’s founding fathers. He spent 15 years working on his masterpiece, De l’Esprit des lois—On the Spirit of the Laws—an immense comparative analysis of various forms of government comprising more than 600 chapters. What concept did he famously put forth in this work? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Jim Thorpe’s Olympic Medals Posthumously Restored (1983)


Jim Thorpe’s Olympic Medals Posthumously Restored (1983)

Jim Thorpe, an American Olympian, excelled at every sport he played and is deemed one of the greatest athletes in modern sports history. He won Olympic gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon but was stripped of his awards amid reports that he had played minor league baseball before participating in the 1912 Olympic Games. At the time, strict rules barred professional athletes from Olympic competition. What loophole enabled Thorpe’s supporters to have his medals posthumously restored? More… Discuss

“Camp Brisket” a Thriller for Grillers


“Camp Brisket” a Thriller for Grillers

People flocked to Texas A&M University’s Meat Science and Technology Center this month for Camp Brisket, a gathering focused on how to properly cook the eponymous cut of meat. Many campers were foodies experienced with cooking barbecue staples, like pulled pork, but looking to conquer the more challenging brisket. Meat scientists, chefs, and pit masters all taught lessons about the day-long grilling and seasoning process that brisket requires. Tickets to the popular event, which cost up to $550, sold out in minutes. More… Discuss

Article-culture-music: Woody Guthrie


Woody Guthrie

Guthrie was an American folk musician best known for the song “This Land Is Your Land.” During the Great Depression of the 1930s, he lived a hobo’s life, traveling with his guitar and harmonica. Guthrie wrote or adapted more than 1,000 songs, often performing them at protest rallies, and became a successful radio personality and a hero to protest singers like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. After his death, his daughter approached what singer to record songs with lyrics that Guthrie had written? More… Discuss

Woody Guthrie tribute – House of the rising sun

word: paucity


paucity

Definition: (noun) Smallness of number; fewness.
Synonyms: dearth
Usage: Despite the paucity of natural resources, the country was able to develop its industry. Discuss.

Richard Wagner – Tannhauser – Grand March


Richard Wagner – Tannhauser – Grand March

German ‘anti-Islamisation’ rally off


German ‘anti-Islamisation’ rally off http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30870423

Work harder to end anti-Semitism – May


Work harder to end anti-Semitism – May http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30870537

From France 24


Pope Francis addresses six million at Mass in Manila

http://f24.my/1ysFDQ1

From NPR News


Syrian Opposition Groups Wary Of Russia’s Invitation To Moscow http://n.pr/1wiMB2R