Daily Archives: January 30, 2015

From BBC : Saudis shelve blogger flogging again


Saudis shelve blogger flogging again http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31061125

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From BBC : Venezuela issues new protest rules


Venezuela issues new protest rules http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31070279

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From BBC : EU’s Moscovici wants Greece in euro


EU’s Moscovici wants Greece in euro http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31067473

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From NPR News


Measles Is A Killer: It Took 100,000 Lives Worldwide Last Year http://n.pr/1BALMW4

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FRANZ SCHUBERT LE CHANT DU CYGNE D957- SERENADE, great compositions


FRANZ SCHUBERT LE CHANT DU CYGNE D957- SERENADE

 

Gotta listen! Chopin Valse Op 64. No 2. Waltz in c sharp minor #7 Valentina Lisitsa, WOW!


Chopin Valse Op 64. No 2. Waltz in c sharp minor #7 Valentina Lisitsa

Christoph Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide, Wq. 40: VIII. Gavotte in A Major


Iphigénie en Aulide, Wq. 40: VIII. Gavotte in A Major

BRAHMS, Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80, great compositions/performances


BRAHMS, Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

From France 24


Daughter of L’Oreal heiress says artist plotted to ‘destroy’ family

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Greece warned against trying to reverse bailout deals

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From VOA : Jihadists’ Rivalries in Syria Result in Violent Executions


http://www.voanews.com/A/2620643.html

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USA TODAY: Texas Muslims heckled at democracy rally


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Texas Muslims heckled at democracy rally

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USA TODAY: Border agents seize $300k in meth


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Border agents seize $300k in meth

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From BBC : Chicks place low numbers on the left


Chicks place low numbers on the left http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31038256

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From BBC : Scars reveal ageing whales’ secrets


Scars reveal ageing whales’ secrets http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30993208

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From BBC : ‘Cold plasma’ kills off norovirus


‘Cold plasma’ kills off norovirus http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31043991

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From BBC : Greece shuns debt talks with troika


Greece shuns debt talks with troika http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31055069

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From BBC : Hezbollah says it does not want war


Hezbollah says it does not want war http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31065312

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From BBC : Congress approves Keystone pipeline


Congress approves Keystone pipeline http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31046403

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From BBC : US rejects Guantanamo Bay demand


US rejects Guantanamo Bay demand http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31059030

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From France 24


Sharapova out to end Williams hoodoo in Melbourne final

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From VOA : 49 Killed in Pakistan Mosque Bombing


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From NPR News


Russian Economic Woes Hit France’s Ski Slopes http://n.pr/1y9YVV1

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today’s holiday: St. Charles’s Day (2015)


 

St. Charles’s Day (2015)

Charles I, crowned king of England in 1625, was illegally executed on January 30, 1649, primarily for defending the Anglican Church. His body was secretly buried in Windsor Castle, and he was widely acclaimed as a martyr. A royal decree ordered a special service on this day to be in the Book of Common Prayer from 1662 to 1859. It also ordered it to be a day of national fasting. The anniversary of this event is commemorated by the Society of Charles the Martyr with an annual service at the site of his execution in Whitehall, London. More… Discuss

 

quotation: E. M. Forster


 One always tends to overpraise a long book because one has got through it.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970) Discuss

today’s birthday: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882)


 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882)

Elected to an unprecedented four presidential terms, Roosevelt guided the US through the Great Depression and World War II. He instituted the New Deal program to promote economic recovery and social reform and, as war spread in Europe, prepared for the possibility that the US would enter the war. When it finally did, he led the nation to the threshold of victory, dying in office less than a month before Germany’s surrender to the Allies. What quote about fear is attributed to FDR? More… Discuss

 

this day in the yesteryear: Hitler Is Appointed Chancellor of Germany (1933)


 

Hitler Is Appointed Chancellor of Germany (1933)

Hitler’s rise to power began long before 1933, with his development of the Nazi party in the early 1920s and the release of his book, Mein Kampf. When the Nazis were elected the largest party in the Reichstag in 1932, German President Paul von Hindenburg offered Hitler a subordinate position in the cabinet. Hitler held out for a more powerful post and only had to wait six months to be named chancellor. How did Hitler then work to eliminate the communists as a political opponent? More… Discuss

 

Litvinenko’s Autopsy Called “Most Dangerous” Ever


Litvinenko’s Autopsy Called “Most Dangerous” Ever

The 2006 autopsy of murdered ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko was likely the most dangerous ever conducted, a pathologist told a UK inquiry this week. Litvinenko died of multiple organ failure after drinking tea dosed with polonium-210—a highly radioactive isotope that may have been undetectable post-mortem if police had not taken the unusual move of having him tested by atomic scientists just before he died. During the autopsy, pathologists wore protective suits with hoods fed with filtered air to avoid exposure to radiation. More… Discuss

Depression Glass


 

 

Depression Glass

Depression glass is clear or colored translucent glassware that was distributed throughout the US during the Great Depression era of the 1920s and 30s. During that time, the Quaker Oats Company began putting glassware in boxes of food as an incentive to purchase, much like modern cereal box prizes. Movie theaters and businesses sometimes offered pieces simply for coming in the door. Though of marginal quality, Depression glass has become highly collectible. In what colors was it made? More… Discuss

 

 

word: blandishment


 

blandishment

Definition: (noun) Flattery intended to persuade.
Synonyms: cajolery, palaver
Usage: Not even his favorite daughter’s blandishment could persuade him to submit to her whims. Discuss.

 

Situation in eastern #Ukraine, January 30 12:00 EET


 

From VOA : Egypt’s Islamic State Wing Claims Deadly Attacks


http://www.voanews.com/A/2620316.html

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From VOA : Somali-American Added to FBI’s Most-Wanted-Terrorist List


http://www.voanews.com/A/2620175.html

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Today in History: Today is Friday, Jan. 30


 

Today in History

Today is Friday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2015. There are 335 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlights in History:

On Jan. 30, 1945, during World War II, more than 500 Allied captives held at the Japanese prison camp in Cabanatuan (kah-bah-nah-TOO’-ahn) in the Philippines were liberated by U.S. Army Rangers, Alamo Scouts and Filipino guerrilla fighters. Adolf Hitler marked the 12th anniversary of his appointment as Germany’s chancellor with his last public speech in which he called on Germans to keep resisting until victory.

1615

Thomas Rolfe, the only child of John Rolfe and his wife, Rebecca (the former Pocahontas), was born in Jamestown in the Virginia Colony.

1649

England’s King Charles I was executed for treason.

1815

the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in agreeing to purchase the personal book collection of former President Thomas Jefferson to replace volumes lost when the British burned the U.S. Capitol and its congressional library during the War of 1812.

1882

the 32nd president of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was born in Hyde Park, New York.

1911

James White, an intellectually disabled black man who’d been convicted of rape for having sex with a 14-year-old white girl when he was 16, was publicly hanged in Bell County, Kentucky.

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From France 24


Charlie Hebdo awarded special prize at French comics festival

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From France 24


US police confront Google over ‘cop-tracking’ app

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From France 24


African Union backs 7,500-strong force to fight Boko Haram

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