Daily Archives: January 29, 2015

From BBC : Charlie Hebdo attack: French values challenged in schools


Charlie Hebdo attack: French values challenged in schools http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31027152

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From BBC : How deadly was the poison gas of WW1?


How deadly was the poison gas of WW1? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31042472

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From BBC : Google profits up nearly 30%


Google profits up nearly 30% http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31047843

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From BBC : Bill Gates insists AI is a threat


Bill Gates insists AI is a threat http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/31047780

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From BBC : Philippine mourning for slain police


Philippine mourning for slain police http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-31052676

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From BBC : Balloonists set new world record


Balloonists set new world record http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31052066

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From BBC : Deadly attacks hit Egypt’s Sinai


Deadly attacks hit Egypt’s Sinai http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31052064

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Scientists, General Public Have Divergent Views On Science, Report Says http://n.pr/1yFYTD5

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From CNN : Pentagon: Bergdahl detainee returned to fight


Pentagon: Bergdahl detainee returned to fight
http://www.cnn.com//2015/01/29/politics/bergdahl-swap-prisoner-militant-activity/index.html

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From CNN : Tran: Unvaccinated? Don’t come near my kids


Tran: Unvaccinated? Don’t come near my kids
http://www.cnn.com//2015/01/29/opinion/tran-vaccination-kids/index.html

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From France 24


What France can teach Obama about civilian drones

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Leonard Bernstein – Maria (from West Side Story) , great compositions/performances


English: Leonard Bernstein, conductor and musi...

English: Leonard Bernstein, conductor and musical director of New York City Symphony Español: Leonard Bernstein, director de orquesta y director musical de la New York City Symphony (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Sviatoslav Richter plays Tchaikovsky Méditation, Op.72 No.5 , great compositions/performances


Sviatoslav Richter plays Tchaikovsky Méditation, Op.72 No.5

 

Happy Birthday Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik KV 525 Karl Bohm, Wiener Philharmoniker , great compositions/performances


Mozart, Eine kleine Nachtmusik KV 525 Karl Bohm, Wiener Philharmoniker

 

Johann Sebastian Bach – Aria: Bist Du bei mir (“be, thou, with me) BWV 508 , great compositions/performances


Johann Sebastian Bach – Aria: Bist Du bei mir “be, thou, with me”, BWV 508

Scenes de Ballet for Orchestra in A Major, Op. 52, VII Valse, VIII Polonaise , great compositions/performances


Scenes de Ballet for Orchestra in A Major, Op. 52, VII Valse, VIII Polonaise

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 29

1813   Jane Austin publishes Pride and Prejudice.
1861   Kansas is admitted into the Union as the 34th state.
1865   William Quantrill and his Confederate raiders attack Danville, Kentucky.
1918   The Supreme Allied Council meets at Versailles.
1926   Violette Neatley Anderson becomes the first African-American woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
1929   The Seeing Eye, America’s first school for training dogs to guide the blind, founded in Nashville, Tennessee.
1931   Winston Churchill resigns as Stanley Baldwin’s aide.
1942   German and Italian troops take Benghazi in North Africa.
1944   The world’s greatest warship, Missouri, is launched.
1950   Riots break out in Johannesburg, South Africa, over the policy of Apartheid.
1967   Thirty-seven civilians are killed by a U.S. helicopter attack in Vietnam.
1979   President Jimmy Carter commutes the sentence of Patty Hearst.
1984   President Ronald Reagan announces that he will run for a second term.
1984   The Soviets issue a formal complaint against alleged U.S. arms treaty violations.
1991   Iraqi forces attack into Saudi Arabian town of Kafji, but are turned back by Coalition forces.
Born on January 29
1737   Thomas Paine, political essayist (The Rights of Man, The Age of Reason).
1843   William McKinley, 25th President of the United States.
1880   W.C. Fields, comedian and actor (David Copperfield, My Little Chickadee).

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picture of the day: The Disputed Presidential Election of 1876



The Disputed Presidential Election of 1876

In 1876, Democrat Samuel Tilden ran for president against Republican Rutherford B. Hayes. On election night, it was clear that Tilden had won the popular vote, but it was also clear that votes in Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina and Oregon were fraudulent because of voter intimidation. Republicans knew that if the electoral votes from these four states were thrown out, Hayes would win. The country hovered near civil war as both Democrats and Republicans claimed victory. Illustrator Thomas Nast drew this cartoon, Tilden or Blood, showing the Democrats threatening violence. On January 29, 1877, a highly partisan Electoral Commission, made up of eight Republicans and seven Democrats, was established by Congress to settle the issue. Under the terms of the Tilden-Hayes Election Compromise, Hayes became president and the Republicans agreed to remove the last Federal troops from Southern territory, ending Reconstruction.

Image: Harper’s Weekly

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quotation: I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect man. Alexander Hamilton


I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect man.

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) Discuss

Saint of the Day for Thursday, January 29th, 2015 Sts. Sarbelius & Barbea


Image of Sts. Sarbelius & Barbea

Sts. Sarbelius & Barbea

Two martyrs, brother and sister, who were put to death at Edessa during the persecutions of Emperor Trajan. Sarbelius, also called Sharbel, was a high priest at Edessa, in Mesopotamia. They were … continue reading

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today’s Hholiday/observance: NASA Day of Remembrance (2015)


NASA Day of Remembrance (2015)

NASA established the Day of Remembrance to honor those who have died in America‘s space program. The day focuses on those who died in three NASA space tragedies: the Apollo 1 fire on January 27, 1967; the Shuttle Challenger disaster of January 28, 1986; and the Shuttle Columbia tragedy of February 1, 2003. The day also remembers NASA employees who died in training and maintenance accidents. NASA headquarters observes the day with a roll call of all those who have died. At Cape Canaveral in Florida, a moment of silence is observed at noon. More… Discuss

Oprah Winfrey (1954)


Oprah Winfrey (1954)

The grand dame of television talk shows, Winfrey is a highly respected television host, actress, billionaire media magnate, and philanthropist. Early in her career, she hosted AM Chicago, which, following its early success, was renamed The Oprah Winfrey Show and expanded to a full-hour format. In the mid-1990s, Winfrey adopted a less tabloid-oriented format and began covering important social issues like abuse, addiction, and depression. Why did Texas cattlemen sue Oprah in 1998? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Edgar Allan Poe Publishes “The Raven” (1845)


Edgar Allan Poe Publishes “The Raven” (1845)

Like Poe’s other works, “The Raven” conveys the dreamlike and often macabre forces that pervaded the author’s sensibility. While his wife suffered from a protracted illness, Poe composed this poem, which became an instant sensation when it appeared in the Evening Mirror in 1845. In the poem, the speaker, who is mourning the death of his love, Lenore, is mysteriously visited by a talking raven and asks the bird a series of questions. What is the raven’s one-word response to each query? More… Discuss

My Buggy Valentine


My Buggy Valentine

The San Francisco Zoo has come up with a special way for the brokenhearted to mark Valentine’s Day: by adopting a giant hairy scorpion or a Madagascar hissing cockroach and naming it after a former sweetheart. Jilted lovers who take advantage of this opportunity can even send a notification to their exes, informing them of their cuddly new namesakes. Although the scorpions and cockroaches will be named in vengeance, it is ultimately all for a good cause—the money donated for naming rights will be used in conservation and research efforts. More… Discuss

Jessica Tandy


Jessica Tandy

Tandy was a noted British-American theater, film, and TV actress. She made her London stage debut in 1927 and soon became a leading lady, appearing as Katherine opposite Laurence Olivier’s Henry V, and Ophelia opposite John Gielgud‘s Hamlet. She became known for her incisive portrayals of diverse characters and won a Tony Award playing Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire. Tandy often took the stage with her husband, actor Hume Cronyn. In 1989, she won an Academy Award for what film? More… Discuss

word: clemency


clemency

Definition: (noun) A disposition to show mercy, especially toward an offender or enemy.
Synonyms: mercy
Usage: He was willing to show clemency, promising not to report the theft if his property was returned. Discuss.

From BBC : Office puts chips under staff’s skin


Office puts chips under staff’s skin http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31042477

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From BBC : Bulgaria extradites terror suspect


Bulgaria extradites terror suspect http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31047020

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From BBC : Greece to seek ‘common ground’


Greece to seek ‘common ground’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31037592

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From CNN : UK jets intercept Russian bombers


UK jets intercept Russian bombers
http://www.cnn.com//2015/01/29/world/uk-russia-bombers-intercepted/index.html

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From CNN : McCain boots ‘low-life scum’ from hearing


McCain boots ‘low-life scum’ from hearing
http://www.cnn.com//2015/01/29/politics/mccain-boots-low-life-scum-from-hearing/index.html

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From France 24 :


Poverty, health crisis among battles for Greece’s Syriza

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Tensions high in Golan Heights after deadly clashes

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Raul Castro lists demands ahead of restoring US ties

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Lessons from 1953: The debt write-off behind Germany’s ‘economic miracle’

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Angoulême comics festival: The power of the pencil

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New round of Ukraine peace talks to be held in Belarus

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USA TODAY: Disneyland employees infected with measles in outbreak


From USA TODAY

Disneyland employees infected with measles in outbreak

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USA TODAY: 1,000 possibly exposed to measles in Ariz.


From USA TODAY

1,000 possibly exposed to measles in Ariz.

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USA TODAY: Obama to call for end of sequestration


From USA TODAY

Obama to call for end of sequestration

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From NPR News


French Police Question 8-Year-Old Over Alleged Support For Paris Gunmen http://n.pr/1y9GxLK

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From NPR News


Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back http://n.pr/1C7ZXn2

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From BBC : Man killed on Scorsese film set


Man killed on Scorsese film set http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31036857

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From BBC : Sharks take the fun out of Western Australia’s beach culture


Sharks take the fun out of Western Australia’s beach culture http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-30790864

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From BBC : What does your fridge reveal about you?


What does your fridge reveal about you? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30720662

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From BBC : Coder creates smallest chess game


Coder creates smallest chess game http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31028787

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From BBC : US firms object to source code rules


US firms object to source code rules http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31039227

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From BBC : Ebola virus mutating, scientists say


Ebola virus mutating, scientists say http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31019097

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