Daily Archives: March 4, 2015


“Roberts, Obamacare’s savior in 2012, seems inscrutable this time” – http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0M02HA20150304

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“Russian security service chief says several suspects in Nemtsov case: agencies” – http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0M00XS20150304

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Reuters : McDonald’s latest healtg move


“McDonald’s latest health move” – http://www.reuters.com/news/video?videoId=363387798

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USA TODAY: GOP weighs Obamacare alternatives


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GOP weighs Obamacare alternatives

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USA TODAY: We’re all guessing about Obamacare’s future


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We’re all guessing about Obamacare’s future

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BBC – Culture – The world’s most beautiful markets


Before the industrial age, people shopped for food in their local areas – often in beautiful covered halls and markets. Jonathan Glancey describes the best.

When it comes to fresh food, there has long been a dividing line between Britain, the United States – or English-speaking countries – and much of the rest of the world. Early and rapid industrialisation in the former led to a divorce between great swathes of the population and the land they once farmed.

Refrigeration, railways, suburban growth and the car have given rise to the supermarket, with its shrink-wrapped food, sell-by dates, and the branding and advertising of what we eat. Driving to edge-of-town supermarkets has resulted in the closure of family shops, the de-valuing of high streets and a decline in interaction between buyers, growers and sellers of food.

The role of the supermarket was once played by covered markets in Britain and North America just as it is today in much of the world where people still want to look closely at the food they plan to buy, and to enjoy the incomparable buzz and the feast of all senses covered markets offer.

via BBC – Culture – The world’s most beautiful markets.

BBC – Culture – The Ajanta Caves: Discovering lost treasure


The Ajanta Caves, 30 spellbinding Buddhist prayer halls and monasteries carved, as if by sorcery, into a horseshoe-shaped rock face in a mountainous region of India’s Maharashtra state, 450km (280 miles) east of Mumbai, were ‘discovered’ by accident in 1819.

Unknown for more than 1,000 years except to wild animals, insects, flood waters, prodigious foliage and perhaps the local Bhil people, this magnificent work of art, architecture and contemplation, was abandoned by those who created it as long ago as AD 500. In 1983 it was designated a Unesco World Heritage Site.

John Smith, a young British cavalry officer, was on a tiger hunt when he spotted the mouth of a cave high above the Waghora (Tiger) River that could only have been man made. Scrambling up with his party, Smith entered the cave and, branding a flaming grass torch, encountered a great vaulted and colonnaded hall, its walls covered in faded paintings. Beneath a dome, a timeless praying Buddha fronted a mound-like shrine, or stupa

via BBC – Culture – The Ajanta Caves: Discovering lost treasure.

China’s version of ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ is going viral— msnbc (@msnbc)


From VATICAN: POPE FRANCIS PRAYS FOR THE PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS


Pope Francis prays for world’s persecuted Christians

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“U.S. Congress’ backing of Netanyahu on Iran more show than substance” – http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0M02KY20150304

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Reuters: Snoden


“Snowden says U.S. not offering fair trial if he returns” – http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0M023E20150304

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Reuters: Superbug


“Second Los Angeles hospital identifies ‘superbug’ infections” – http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0M02LJ20150305

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Reuters: Factbox Obamacare


“Factbox: Obamacare case focuses on tax subsidies, insurance exchanges” – http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0M01I420150305

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Shop Nr. 2 McDonald: Amazing sketch from my SketchGuru


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CNN : Teen accused of being ISIS recruiter


Teen accused of being ISIS recruiter
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/04/us/virginia-isis-arrest/index.html

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CNN : ‘Seinfeld’ actor Daniel von Bargen dies at 64


‘Seinfeld’ actor Daniel von Bargen dies at 64
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/04/entertainment/feat-thr-seinfeld-actor-daniel-von-bargen-dies-at-64/index.html

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CNN : Carson: Prisons prove being gay is a choice


Carson: Prisons prove being gay is a choice
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/04/politics/ben-carson-prisons-gay-choice/index.html

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CNN : Justice Department: No Darren Wilson charges


Justice Department: No Darren Wilson charges
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/04/politics/ferguson-darren-wilson-justice-department-report/index.html

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CNN : Ambassador slashed in South Korea


Ambassador slashed in South Korea
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/04/politics/ambassador-attacked-south-korea/index.html

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France 24 :


Islamic State group turning Yazidi boys into jihadists

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VOA : Chad’s President: Boko Haram Leader Must Surrender


http://www.voanews.com/A/2667811.html

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VOA : US Envoy Attacked, Injured in South Korea


http://www.voanews.com/A/2668005.html

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VOA : Russian Activist Vows to Publish Nemtsov’s Ukraine Findings


http://www.voanews.com/A/2667323.html

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VOA : Militants Stubbornly Resist Tikrit Offensive


http://www.voanews.com/A/2667666.html

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BBC : Autism appears ‘largely genetic’


Autism appears ‘largely genetic’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31713147

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BBC : UK bomb plot suspect found guilty


UK bomb plot suspect found guilty http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31699342

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BBC : Blast ‘hits Aleppo intelligence HQ’


Blast ‘hits Aleppo intelligence HQ’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31730249

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BBC : ‘First human’ discovered in Ethiopia


‘First human’ discovered in Ethiopia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31718336

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BBC : Boston bombing lawyer: ‘It was him’


Boston bombing lawyer: ‘It was him’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31727243

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Words of wisdom.


A jug fills drop by drop.
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Archéologie : découverte exceptionnelle en France d’une tombe princière celte


Archéologie : découverte exceptionnelle en France d’une tombe princière celte
http://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/portfolio/2015/03/04/archeologie-decouverte-exceptionnelle-en-france-d-une-une-tombe-princiere-celte_4587457_1650684.html
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La Mésopotamie se découvre une voisine


La Mésopotamie se découvre une voisine
http://archeo.blog.lemonde.fr/2015/03/02/la-mesopotamie-se-decouvre-une-voisine/
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La découverte d’une mandibule en Ethiopie vieillit le genre humain de 400 000 ans


La découverte d’une mandibule en Ethiopie vieillit le genre humain de 400 000 ans

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Beethoven – Gilels Piano Sonata No. 2


Beethoven – Gilels Piano Sonata
No. 2

Cello Concerto in B flat Major, G.482 – I. Allegro moderato


Cello Concerto in B flat Major, G.482 – I. Allegro moderato

Niccolo Paganini Sonata No 2 Nikolas Pylarinos violin and Evangelos Nikolaides guitar


Niccolo Paganini Sonata No 2 Nikolas Pylarinos violin and Evangelos Nikolaides guitar

Would you recognize ‘Homeless Jesus’ on a park bench in DC? :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)


Washington D.C., Mar 4, 2015 / 04:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A statue of “Homeless Jesus” now sits just outside Catholic Charities in downtown Washington, D.C., with the organization’s president hoping it will spur passers-by to service.

“My hope is it would just remind us all that there’s a population out there that needs our help and assistance, and that we meet Jesus in them. We meet Jesus in those in need,” said the president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Monsignor John Enzler.

The statue was sculpted by Canadian artist Timothy P. Schmalz. Pope Francis blessed a small model of the statue back in November 2013.

via Would you recognize ‘Homeless Jesus’ on a park bench in DC? :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).

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.

March 4

1152   Frederick Barbarossa is chosen as emperor and unites the two factions, which emerged in Germany after the death of Henry V.
1461   Henry VI is deposed and the Duke of York is proclaimed King Edward IV.
1634   Samuel Cole opens the first tavern in Boston, Massachusetts.
1766   The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act, the cause of bitter and violent opposition in the colonies
1789   The first Congress of the United States meets in New York and declares that the Constitution is in effect.
1791   Vermont is admitted as the 14th state. It is the first addition to the original 13 colonies.
1793   George Washington is inaugurated as President for the second time.
1797   Vice-President John Adams, elected President on December 7, to replace George Washington, is sworn in.
1801   Thomas Jefferson becomes the first President to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C.
1813   The Russians fighting against Napoleon reach Berlin. The French garrison evacuates the city without a fight.
1861   The Confederate States of America adopt the “Stars and Bars” flag.
1877   The Russian Imperial Ballet stages the first performance of “Swan Lake” in Moscow.
1901   William McKinley is inaugurated president for the second time. Theodore Roosevelt is inaugurated as vice president.
1904   Russian troops begin to retreat toward the Manchurian border as 100,000 Japanese advance in Korea.
1908   The New York board of education bans the act of whipping students in school.
1912   The French council of war unanimously votes a mandatory three-year military service.
1914   Doctor Fillatre of Paris, France successfully separates Siamese twins.
1921   Warren G. Harding is sworn in as America’s 29th President.
1933   Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated to his first term as president in Washington, D.C.
1944   Berlin is bombed by the American forces for the first time.
1952   North Korea accuses the United nations of using germ warfare.
1963   Six people get the death sentence in Paris plotting to kill President Charles de Gaulle.
1970   Fifty-seven people are killed as the French submarine Eurydice sinks in the Mediterranean Sea.
1975   Queen Elizabeth knights Charlie Chaplin.
1987   President Reagan takes full responsibility for the Iran-Contra affair in a national address.
Born on March 4
1394   Prince Henry the Navigator, sponsor of Portuguese voyages of discovery
1678   Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer and violinist.
1747   Casimir Pulaski, American Revolutionary War general.
1852   Lady (Isabella Augusta) Gregory, Irish playwright, helped found the Abbey Theatre.
1888   Knute Rockne, football player and coach for Notre Dame.
1901   Charles Goren, world expert on the game of bridge.
1904   Ding Ling, Chinese writer and women’s rights activist.
1928   Alan Sillitoe, novelist (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner).
1932   Miriam Makeba, South African singer.
1934   Jane Goodall, British anthropologist, known for her work with African chimpanzees.

– See more at: http://www.historynet.com/today-in-history#sthash.6XI5as8V.dpuf

today’s holiday: Omizutori Matsuri (2015)


Omizutori Matsuri (2015)

Omizutori Matsuri is marked by religious rites that have been observed for 12 centuries at the Buddhist Todaiji Temple in the city of Nara, Japan. During this period of meditative rituals in the first two weeks of March, the drone of recited sutras and the sound of blowing conchs echo from the temple. On March 12, young monks on the temple gallery brandish burning pine-branches, shaking off burning pieces. Spectators below try to catch the sparks, believing they have magic power against evil. On March 13, the ceremony of drawing water is observed to the accompaniment of ancient music. More… Discuss

quotation: “There is no religion without love…” Anna Sewell


There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham.Anna Sewell (1820-1878) Discuss

today’s birthday: Henry the Navigator (1394)


Henry the Navigator (1394)

Henry the Navigator, a Portuguese prince, figured strongly in Portugal’s early development as a colonial empire. Though not a navigator himself, Henry was a great patron of exploration and is credited with establishing a school for navigators and encouraging the study of navigational instruments and cartography. Under his patronage, Portuguese sailors explored and colonized Madeira, the Cape Verde Islands, and the Azores. Where did Henry get the money to fund these expeditions? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Frederick Barbarossa Elected King of the Germans (1152)


Frederick Barbarossa Elected King of the Germans (1152)

Frederick Barbarossa was elected King of Germany in 1152 and crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1155. Shortly thereafter, an apparent misunderstanding with Pope Adrian IV led Frederick to mount military operations against Italy and install an antipope in opposition to Adrian’s successor. The schism continued for some time, but Frederick and the Catholic pontiff ultimately reconciled. According to scholars, what factors may have contributed to Frederick’s drowning death in the shallow Saleph River? More… Discuss

Cuckoo Clocks


Cuckoo Clocks

A cuckoo clock is a wall or shelf clock that announces intervals of time with a sound imitative of a cuckoo’s call and often with the simultaneous emergence of a mechanical bird from a small door. An Augsburg nobleman by the name of Philipp Hainhofer penned the first known description of a cuckoo clock in 1629. What region in southwest Germany boasts a strong clockmaking tradition that started in the late 17th century? More… Discuss

word: potentate


potentate

Definition: (noun) One who has the power and position to rule over others.
Synonyms: dictator
Usage: She was a potentate in her home, all her relatives being too cowed to protest her decisions. Discuss.

Sivens : 200 manifestants pro-zadistes bloqués à Gaillac


Sivens : 200 manifestants pro-zadistes bloqués à Gaillac
http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2015/03/04/sivens-200-manifestants-pro-zadistes-bloques-a-gaillac_4587364_3244.html
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A l’école Marie-Curie, règle de trois et jardinage


A l’école Marie-Curie, règle de trois et jardinage
http://www.lemonde.fr/education/article/2015/03/04/a-l-ecole-marie-curie-regle-de-trois-et-jardinage_4587147_1473685.html
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Le plan pauvreté de Manuel Valls déçoit les associations


Le plan pauvreté de Manuel Valls déçoit les associations
http://www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2015/03/03/le-plan-pauvrete-de-manuel-valls-decoit-les-associations_4586849_3224.html
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A Vienne, le dialogue interreligieux brouillé par le rigorisme de l’Arabie saoudite


A Vienne, le dialogue interreligieux brouillé par le rigorisme de l’Arabie saoudite
http://www.lemonde.fr/international/article/2015/03/04/a-vienne-le-dialogue-interreligieux-brouille-par-le-rigorisme-de-l-arabie-saoudite_4587287_3210.html
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Hillary Clinton accusée d’imprudence pour avoir échangé des mails non sécurisés


Hillary Clinton accusée d’imprudence pour avoir échangé des mails non sécurisés
http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2015/03/04/hillary-clinton-accusee-d-imprudence-pour-avoir-echange-des-mails-non-securises_4587410_3222.html
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Un chercheur français expulsé du Liban


Un chercheur français expulsé du Liban
http://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/article/2015/03/04/un-chercheur-francais-expulse-du-liban_4587399_3218.html
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