Daily Archives: March 11, 2015

Could Europe lose Greece to Russia?


Could Europe lose Greece to Russia? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31837660

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The man who helped blow up the Bamiyan Buddhas


The man who helped blow up the Bamiyan Buddhas http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-31813681

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Syria’s next generation


Syria’s next generation http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31843501

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Nemtsov daughter lays blame on Putin


Nemtsov daughter lays blame on Putin http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31842858

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Those flying stingrays


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History of Mankind: Is how we arrived at Today


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ICC combines trials of Ivory Coast ex-president and ally

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US and Cuba ‘re-establish direct phone link’

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From France 24 :


Thiago Silva and 10-man PSG claim Chelsea revenge

http://f24.my/1NLSMIV

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Few saved of a billion State Dept. emails


Few saved of a billion State Dept. emails
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/11/politics/hillary-clinton-emails-many-deleted-of-billions-from-state/index.html

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Feds raid ‘pay-to-stay’ schools for Asians


Feds raid ‘pay-to-stay’ schools for Asians
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/11/us/california-schools-pay-to-stay-scheme-korean-chinese-students/index.html

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Report: Drunk Secret Service agents crash


Report: Drunk Secret Service agents crash
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/11/politics/drunk-secret-service-agents-white-house/index.html

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DirecTV charged with false advertising


DirecTV charged with false advertising
http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/11/news/companies/directv-false-advertising/index.html

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Targeting Unions: Right-To-Work Movement Bolstered By Wisconsin http://n.pr/1xdrL6w

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Japan marks tsunami anniversary


Japan marks tsunami anniversary http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-31831698

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From Across the Street: Amazing sketch from my SketchGuru, (My Art Collection)


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I’ve been using SketchGuru and I think you might like it. Check out from your Android phone:

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.seventeenmiles.sketch

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Like it at EUZICASA: the very best of Bones soundtrack: “Bring on the Wonder” by Susan Enan


Bones: “Bring on the Wonder” by Susan Enan

I can’t see the stars anymore living here
Let’s go to the hills where the outlines are clear

Bring on the wonder
Bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long

I fell through the cracks at the end of our street
Let’s go to the beach, get the sand through our feet

Bring on the wonder
Bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long

Bring on the wonder
We got it all wrong
We pushed you down deep in our souls for too long

I don’t have the time for a drink from the cup
Let’s rest for a while ’til our souls catch us up

Bring on the wonder
Bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long

Bring on the wonder
We got it all wrong
We pushed you down deep in our souls, so hang on

Bring on the wonder
Bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long.

From France 24 :


Special edition: New stakes in Israel’s general election

http://f24.my/1NJoMgC

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Teen in remission after forced chemo


Teen in remission after forced chemo
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/10/health/teen-getting-forced-chemo-in-remission/index.html

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Kerry denounces GOP letter to Iran leaders


Kerry denounces GOP letter to Iran leaders
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/11/politics/john-kerry-iran-letter-hearing/index.html

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Senators grill Obama officials on Iran


Senators grill Obama officials on Iran
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/11/politics/senate-isis-aumf-hearing-iran/index.html

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Source: Ferguson police chief willing to resign


Source: Ferguson police chief willing to resign
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/11/us/ferguson-police-chief/index.html

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Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson will resign today, a source at City Hall tells CNN’s Sara Sidner.


Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson will resign today, a source at City Hall tells CNN’s Sara Sidner.
http://www.cnn.com

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From NPR News


Documents Detail Sugar Industry Efforts To Direct Medical Research http://n.pr/1MpbZwq

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The Boss Can Force You To Buy Company’s Health Insurance http://n.pr/1FHltRA

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U.S. College Finds Priceless Coin Collection — In Its Own Library http://n.pr/1xd3SMz

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The Age of Man ‘started in 1610’


The Age of Man ‘started in 1610’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31836233

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Facebook removes ‘fat’ status update


Facebook removes ‘fat’ status update http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/31828621

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National Gallery bans selfie sticks


National Gallery bans selfie sticks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31829535

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Patches released for Freak flaw


Patches released for Freak flaw http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31840552

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Apple faces online service faults


Apple faces online service faults http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31840547

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Minecraft ban reports investigated


Minecraft ban reports investigated http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31836323

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From BBC news : Greek threat to seize German assets


Greek threat to seize German assets http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31831694

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historic musical bits: Arturo Toscanini “Scherzo: La Reine Mab” Berlioz


Arturo Toscanini “Scherzo: La Reine Mab” Berlioz

Published on Jun 3, 2012

Scherzo: La Reine Mab from
Romèo et Juliette, op 17 by Hector Berlioz
NBC Symphony Orchestra
Arturo Toscanini, conductor
05.II.1938

Historic Musical Bits: Dinu Lipatti – Chopin Grande Valse Brillante Op. 34 n. 2 in A minor (n. 3D)


Dinu Lipatti – Chopin Grande Valse Brillante Op. 34 n. 2 in A minor (n. 3)


Ludwig van Beethoven, Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture, Fidelio, Op. 72

Overture on 3 Russian Themes, Op. 28


Overture on 3 Russian Themes,
Op. 28

 

Pope Francis carries his late grandma’s words with him every day :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)


by Elise Harris

by Elise Harris

Rome, Italy, Mar 11, 2015 / 08:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that the elderly play a key role in the lives of the youth, and revealed that he still keeps the letter his grandmother wrote him for his ordination in his daily prayer book.

“I still treasure the words my grandmother wrote to me on the day of my ordination. I carry them with me to this day inside my breviary,” the Pope told pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his March 11 general audience.

Francis, the eldest of five children, spent much of his childhood under the guidance of his grandmother, Rosa, who looked after the future Pope when his younger siblings were born. She played a key role in his upbringing, and he had a great respect for her.

via Pope Francis carries his late grandma’s words with him every day :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).

Saint of the Day for Wednesday, March 11th, 2015: St. Constantine


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St. Constantine

Constantine was king of Cornwall. Unreliable tradition has him married to the daughter of the king of Brittany who on her death ceded his throne to his son and became a monk at St. Mochuda monastery … continue reading

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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.

Today in History,  March 11

537   The Goths lay siege to Rome.
1649   The peace of Rueil is signed between the Frondeurs (rebels) and the French government.
1665   A new legal code is approved for the Dutch and English towns, guaranteeing religious observances unhindered.
1702   The Daily Courant, the first regular English newspaper is published.
1810   The Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise.
1811   Ned Ludd leads a group of workers in a wild protest against mechanization.
1824   The U.S. War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Seneca Indian Ely Parker becomes the first Indian to lead the Bureau.
1845   Seven hundred Maoris led by their chief, Hone-Heke, burn the small town of Kororareka in protest at the settlement of Maoriland by Europeans, in breach with the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi.
1861   A Confederate Convention is held in Montgomery, Ala., where the new constitution is adopted.
1863   Union troops under General Ulysess S. Grant give up their preparations to take Vicksburg after failing to pass Fort Pemberton, north of Vicksburg.
1865   Union General William Sherman and his forces occupy Fayetteville, N.C.
1888   A disastrous blizzard hits the northeastern United States. Some 400 people die, mainly from exposure.
1900   British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury rejects the peace overtures offered from Boer leader Paul Kruger.
1905   The Parisian subway is officially inaugurated.
1907   President Teddy Roosevelt induces California to revoke its anti-Japanese legislation.
1930   President Howard Taft becomes the first U.S. president to be buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
1935   The German Air Force becomes an official organ of the Reich.
1941   President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorizes the Lend-Lease Act which authorizes the act of giving war supplies to the Allies.
1942   General Douglas MacArthur leaves Bataan for Australia.
1965   The American navy begins inspecting Vietnamese junks in hopes of ending arms smuggling to the South.
1966   Three men are convicted of the murder of Malcolm X.
1969   Levi-Strauss starts to sell bell-bottomed jeans.
1973   An FBI agent is shot at Wounded Knee in South Dakota.
1985   Mikhail Gorbachev is named the new Soviet leader.
1990   Lithuania declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
Born on March 11
1731   Robert Treat Paine, Declaration of Independence signer
1860   Thomas Hastings, architect of the New York Public Library.
1885   Sir Michael Campbell, the first motorist to exceed 300 mph.
1899   Frederick IX, King of Denmark
1908   Lawrence Welk, orchestra leader.
1926   Ralph David Abernathy, civil rights leader, associate of Dr. King.
1952   Douglas Adams, British writer, (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy).

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today’s image: The Dred Scott Case


The Dred Scott Case

Dred Scott was a slave who accompanied his owner — army surgeon John Emerson — to military posts in Wisconsin and Illinois in 1834-35. In 1846 Scott — backed by abolitionists — sued for his freedom on the grounds that he became free when he lived in an area where slavery was outlawed. After years in litigation, the Supreme Court — headed by Chief Justice Roger Taney — ruled on March 6, 1857, that Dred Scott did not gain his freedom by living in a free territory. In fact, as a slave Scott was not even eligible to sue in American courts. That ruling further increased the tension already simmering between the North and the South.

Image: Llibrary of Congress

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today’s holiday: Lithuania Restoration of Statehood Day (2015)


Lithuania Restoration of Statehood Day (2015)

Lithuania had been independent for only 12 years when the Soviets occupied the country in 1940. The people voted for self-rule in February 1990, and the new democratically elected parliament declared independence from the USSR on March 11, 1990. Restoration of Statehood Day is an official holiday in Lithuania. More… Discuss

quotation: P. G. Wodehouse


My only objection to the custom of giving books as Christmas presents is perhaps the selfish one that it encourages and keeps in the game a number of writers who would be far better employed if they abandoned the pen and took to work.P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) Discuss

today’s birthday: Torquato Tasso (1544)


Torquato Tasso (1544)

Tasso, an Italian poet, was one of the foremost writers of the Renaissance as well as one of its tragic figures. After penning many popular works, Tasso became psychologically unstable and was intermittently confined to a hospital in his later life. He is best known for writing Gerusalemme liberata—Jerusalem Delivered—an epic of chivalric exploits during the First Crusade. Considered his masterpiece, it has influenced countless poets. Why, then, did Tasso heavily revise it? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: The Madrid Train Bombings (2004)


The Madrid Train Bombings (2004)

On the morning of March 11, 2004, 10 explosions occurred aboard four commuter trains in Madrid. The series of coordinated bombings killed 191 people and wounded 2,050, making it the deadliest terrorist attack in Spain’s history. Although a Basque militant group was originally suspected of the attack, an investigation revealed that it was carried out by an al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist cell. The bombings occurred three days before Spain’s general elections and exactly 911 days after what event? More… Discuss

Cotton Candy


Cotton Candy

This kid-pleasing treat is often sold at fairs, circus shows, and other jovial events. It is usually tinted pink, though purple and blue are also popular colors. It is made by machines with a central bowl where sugar is melted and spun out through a myriad of tiny holes where it solidifies and is caught by a ring. The operator then catches the candy on a stick, forming a confection that is often larger than the human head. In what country is cotton candy known as “fairy floss”? More… Discuss

atrophy


atrophy

Definition: (verb) To waste away; wither or deteriorate.
Synonyms: shrivel, weaken
Usage: She had not painted in many years, and she was worried that her creativity had atrophied. Discuss.

From France 24 : France to Boost foreign language learning


France to boost foreign language learning in middle schools

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Nicaragua’s Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Steam http://n.pr/1Mp8R3L

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States Aim To Restrict Medically-Induced Abortions http://n.pr/1Mp896t

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