Daily Archives: January 22, 2015

Beethoven “Moonlight” Sonata op 27 # 2 Mov 3 Valentina Lisitsa ,great compositions/performances


Beethoven “Moonlight” Sonata op 27 # 2 Mov 3 Valentina Lisitsa

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Liszt Un Sospiro Concert Étude No. 3 , Valentina Lisitsa , great compositions/performances


Liszt Un Sospiro Concert Étude No. 3 Valentina Lisitsa

Bedrich Smetana-Overture from “The Bartered Bride” , great compositions/performances


Bedrich Smetana-Overture from “The Bartered Bride”

From NBC: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Dies


http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/saudi-arabias-king-abdullah-dies-state-television-announces-n291766

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Serbia offers to bang Russia-EU heads together


Serbia offers to bang Russia-EU heads together http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-eu-30914038

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Day in pictures: 22 January 2015


Day in pictures: 22 January 2015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-30934105

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US House passes anti-abortion bill


US House passes anti-abortion bill http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30941092

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‘No US charges’ for Ferguson officer


‘No US charges’ for Ferguson officer http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30927129

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Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91


Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30945324

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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has died, Saudi State TV reports. He was 90.


Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has died, Saudi State TV reports. He was 90.
http://www.cnn.com

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Chomsky: Hypocrisy of West’s outrage


Chomsky: Hypocrisy of West’s outrage
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tv/2015/01/18/pencils-flowers-notes-a-memorial-to-charlie-hebdo.cnn.html

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From NPR News


Yemen’s President, Cabinet Resign Amid Political Chaos http://n.pr/1yMoi1p

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From NPR News


Citing Proximity Of Israeli Election, Obama Won’t Meet With Netanyahu http://n.pr/1y30zX2

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From NPR News


Jeff Gordon Says 2015 Will Be His Last Full NASCAR Season http://n.pr/1y43MFG

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From NPR News


How Much More (Or Less) Would You Make If We Rolled Back Inequality? http://n.pr/1wdWdvN

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From NPR News


Maybe Early Humans Weren’t The First To Get A Good Grip http://n.pr/1CQUl18

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EXCLUSIVE: Volunteers Secretly Battle ISIS Militants


http://nbcnews.to/1L2wdOE

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‘It’s So Cool!’: Sidecar Dogs Make Easy Riders


http://nbcnews.to/15w0nJr

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Get Vaccinated or Stay Out of Disneyland: Officials


http://nbcnews.to/1L3E1zF

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beauty-1._FotoSketcher_emergence 2_2 (My Art Collection)


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beauty-1._FotoSketcher_emergence 2_2 (click to enlarge)

From France 24


Income inequality is ‘brake on growth’, Oxfam chief warns Davos

http://f24.my/1JcMJK5

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France to dispatch 40 more troops to advise Iraqi army

http://f24.my/1JcRP9f

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ECB plans to purchase €60 billion in bonds per month

http://f24.my/1yJcWgo

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Saudi Arabian blogger’s flogging postponed again

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Yemen’s President Hadi resigns amid standoff with Shiite militia

http://f24.my/1JdEAVN

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From Los Angeles Times: Police appear to try to tip man out of his wheelchair in video


 Police appear to try to tip man out of his wheelchair in video


Police appear to try to tip man out of his wheelchair in video (click to access article and watch video)

Of Human Fishes, poetic thought by George-B ( the Smudge and Other Poems Page)


Of Human Fishes, poetic thought by George-B
( the Smudge and Other Poems Page)

The human fish is hungry
the human fish is focused on the pray –
the rest of the humans,

fish of no fish, flash, flash,
the human fish knows only teeth, and jaw,
and carnage is written
in the cartilaginous, sacrilegious lack of bone in the backbone
the human fish can’t learn and hates it,
can’t laughs and loves it

the human fish: hurts and takes and
makes reason for that,

the human fish  that time leaves unchanged,
generation in – generation out
it’s just a mass of non-evolving flash,
flash in – flash out, the human fish, the shark inside
the mindless, mind, that’s not evolving.

– George-B

Copyright © 2015 [George-B]. All Rights Reserved.

Tutankhamun’s beard ‘glued back on’


Tutankhamun’s beard ‘glued back on’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30931369

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Foreign ministers gather in London for anti-IS coalition talks

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Ukrainian troops forced to withdraw from Donetsk airport

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Education on ‘frontline’ of France’s battle against terror

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Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat, Opus 20

3 Gymnopédies, 6 Gnossiennes


3 Gymnopédies, 6 Gnossiennes -AT D SZ

 

François Couperin – Le Rossignol en Amour – Flute & Harp


François Couperin – Le Rossignol en Amour – Flute & Harp

G. Holst – The planets Op. 32 – Berliner Philharmoniker – H. von Karajan , great compositions/performances


G. Holst – The planets Op. 32 – Berliner Philharmoniker – H. von Karajan

Schumann: Symphony No. 4 (1841 Version) – Wiener Symphoniker/Sawallisch (2000) , great compositions/performances


Schumann: Symphony No. 4 (1841 Version) – Wiener Symphoniker/Sawallisch (2000)

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 22

1689   England’s “Bloodless Revolution” reaches its climax when parliament invites William and Mary to become joint sovereigns.
1807   President Thomas Jefferson exposes a plot by Aaron Burr to form a new republic in the Southwest.
1813   During the War of 1812, British forces under Henry Proctor defeat a U.S. contingent planning an attack on Fort Detroit.
1824   A British force is wiped out by an Asante army under Osei Bonsu on the African Gold Coast. This is the first defeat for a colonial power.
1863   In an attempt to out flank Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, General Ambrose Burnside leads his army on a march to north Fredericksburg, but foul weather bogs his army down in what will become known as “Mud March.”
1879   Eighty-two British soldiers hold off attacks by 4,000 Zulu warriors at the Battle of Rorke’s Drift in South Africa.
1905   Russian troops fire on civilians beginning Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg.
1912   Second Monte Carlo auto race begins.
1913   Turkey consents to the Balkan peace terms and gives up Adrianople.
1930   Admiral Richard Byrd charts a vast area of Antarctica.
1932   Government troops crush a Communist uprising in Northern Spain.
1939   A Nazi order erases the old officer caste, tying the army directly to the Party.
1943   Axis forces pull out of Tripoli for Tunisia, destroying bases as they leave.
1944   U.S. troops under Major General John P. Lucas make an amphibious landing behind German lines at Anzio, Italy, just south of Rome.
1971   Communist forces shell Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for the first time.
1979   Abu Hassan, the alleged planner of the 1972 Munich raid, is killed by a bomb in Beirut.
1982   President Ronald Reagan formally links progress in arms control to Soviet repression in Poland.
Born on January 22
1440   Ivan III (the Great), grand prince of Russia.
1561   Sir Francis Bacon, English philosopher, statesman, essayist (The Advancement of Learning).
1788   Lord George Byron, English romantic poet (“Lara,” “Don Juan.”)
1874   D.W. [David Wark] Griffith, influential U.S. film director (The Birth of A Nation, Intolerance).
1890   Fred Vinson, Thirteenth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
1906   Willa Brown-Chappell, pioneer aviator.

– See more at: http://www.historynet.com/today-in-history#sthash.csBqhw0D.dpuf

Image of the day: Queen Victoria died on January 22, 1901



Queen Victoria Dies
Queen Victoria, monarch of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India, died on January 22, 1901, after presiding over her vast empire for nearly 64 years–the longest reign in British history. Born in 1819, the only child of George III’s fourth son, Victoria became queen in 1837. In 1840, she married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Although the match was a political one, the two were devoted to each other, having nine children before Albert’s death in 1861. Through dynastic marriages, Victoria’s descendants are connected to almost all 20th-century Europe’s royal houses. During Victoria’s long reign the monarchy lost much of its political power to Parliament, but she was the beloved symbol of the Victorian Era–a golden age of British history.

Image: Library of Congress

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Saint of the Day for Thursday, January 22nd, 2015: St. Vincent Pallotti


TODAY’S HOLIDAY: St. Vincent’s Day (2015)


St. Vincent’s Day (2015)

São Vicente (St. Vincent of Saragossa) is the patron saint of Lisbon, Portugal. In Lisbon, people celebrate his feast day with processions and prayers. But in the surrounding rural areas, there are a number of folk traditions associated with this day. Farmers believe that by carrying a resin torch to the top of a high hill on January 22, they can predict what the coming harvest will be like. If the wind extinguishes the flame, the crops will be abundant; if the torch continues to burn, a poor growing season lies ahead. More… Discuss

Alexandre Dumas: ‘…Wait and hope’.


Until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words, —‘Wait and hope’.

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) Discuss

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Bruno Kreisky (1911)


Bruno Kreisky (1911)

Kreisky was an Austrian statesman who helped negotiate the treaty that restored Austrian independence and neutrality in 1955 and who became chancellor of Austria in 1970, retaining the office until 1983. As chancellor, he increased Austria’s role in world affairs and presided over a growing economy. He instituted many liberal reforms, such as the decriminalization of homosexuality and abortion. The chancellor, who had Jewish roots, stirred up controversy by appointing whom to his cabinet? More… Discuss

Bloody Sunday: Massacre in St. Petersburg (1905)


Bloody Sunday: Massacre in St. Petersburg (1905)

The Russian Revolution of 1905 began on Bloody Sunday, when Czar Nicholas II’s troops killed and wounded hundreds of unarmed, peaceful demonstrators marching toward the Winter Palace. The protesters, organized by Georgy Gapon, a Russian Orthodox priest, were going to present the czar with a petition for an eight-hour workday, improved working conditions, and fair wages, when troops opened fire on them. Gapon was killed soon after. How was his friend Pinhas Rutenberg involved in his death? More… Discuss

Europe’s “Tuberculosis Capital” May Surprise You


Europe’s “Tuberculosis Capital” May Surprise You

Tuberculosis (TB), the lung disease that was among the most common causes of death before the advent of antibiotics, is still prevalent in England, with London known as Europe’s “TB capital.” In an effort to combat one of the highest TB rates in western Europe—nearly five times that of the US—British health officials launched an 11.5 million pound ($17.4 million) plan this week to increase TB screening and treatment. Among the challenges facing the initiative are the highly contagious nature of TB—which is transmitted simply through coughing and sneezing—and new, drug-resistant strains of the illness. More… Discuss

Quicksand


Quicksand

Quicksand is a bed of loose sand mixed with water that forms a soft shifting mass that yields easily to pressure and tends to engulf any object resting on its surface. It is usually found at the mouth of a river or along a stream or beach. Although it is possible for a person to drown while mired in quicksand, the human body is less dense than quicksand, so getting stuck in it is not as dangerous as it is often portrayed in movies. What is the recommended method for escaping quicksand? More… Discuss

besmirch


besmirch

Definition: (verb) Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone.
Synonyms: asperse, calumniate, defame, slander, denigrate, sully, smear
Usage: She denied everything the tabloids wrote about her, stating that they were only trying to besmirch her reputation. Discuss.


Buddhist monk calls UN expert ‘whore’ over Muslim support

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Sarkozy blasts PM’s ‘apartheid’ comment, breaking national unity

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Drug drone crashes on Mexican border


Drug drone crashes on Mexican border http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30932395

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