Daily Archives: March 12, 2015

From BBC news : Bulgaria seeks to halt security turmoil


Bulgaria seeks to halt security turmoil http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-eu-31855705

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From BBC news : Does Germany owe Greece money?


Does Germany owe Greece money? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31849430

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From BBC news : Islamic State go niche on social media


Islamic State go niche on social media http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-31854755

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From BBC news : Australia’s remote indigenous communities fear closure


Australia’s remote indigenous communities fear closure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-31846031

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From BBC news : Can Soup change the world?


Can Soup change the world? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31594513

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Mozart: Overture – ‘La Finta Semplice’


Mozart: Overture – ‘La Finta Semplice’

Grieg Holberg Suite Op. 40 グリーグ ホルベルク組曲 netyama netyama


Grieg Holberg Suite Op. 40 グリーグ ホルベルク組曲

Claude Debussy – Suite Bergamasque – Clair de Lune , Pianist: François-Joël Thiollier


Claude Debussy – Suite Bergamasque – Clair de Lune

Dvořák / String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 “American” (Cleveland Quartet, (Telarc, 1991), great compositions/perofrmances)


Dvořák / String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 “American” (Cleveland Quartet)

Mauro Giuliani, Variazioni les folies d’espagne op.45 eseguite da Fabio Federico


Mauro Giuliani, Variazioni les folies d’espagne op.45 eseguite da Fabio Federico

Historic Musical Bits: Shostakovich Plays Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102 , great compositions/performances


Shostakovich Plays Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major,
Op. 102

Beethoven Bagatelle in A minor WoO 59 Für Elise Alfred Brendel ,great compositions/performances


Beethoven Bagatelle in A minor WoO 59 Für Elise Alfred Brendel

Rachmaninoff Variation 18 Rhapsody on Themes of Paganini Valentina Lisitsa , Great compositions/performances


Rachmaninoff Variation 18 Rhapsody on Themes of Paganini Valentina Lisitsa

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
March12

1496   The Jews are expelled from Syria.
1507   Cesare Borgia dies while fighting alongside his brother, the king of Navarre, in Spain.
1609   The Bermuda Islands become an English colony.
1664   New Jersey becomes a British colony.
1789   The United States Post Office is established.
1809   Great Britain signs a treaty with Persia forcing the French out of the country.
1863   President Jefferson Davis delivers his State of the Confederacy address.
1879   The British Zulu War begins.
1884   Mississippi establishes the first U.S. state college for women.
1894   Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time.
1903   The Czar of Russia issues a decree providing for nominal freedom of religion throughout the land.
1909   British Parliament increases naval appropriations for Great Britain.
1911   Dr. Fletcher of the Rockefeller Institute discovers the cause of infantile paralysis.
1912   Juliet Low founds the Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia.
1917   Russian troops mutiny as the “February Revolution” begins.
1930   Gandhi begins his march to the sea to symbolizes his defiance of British rule in India.
1933   President Paul von Hindenburg drops the flag of the German Republic and orders that the swastika and empire banner be flown side by side.
1933   President Roosevelt makes the first of his Sunday evening fireside chats.
1938   German troops enter Austria without firing a shot, forming the anschluss (union)of Austria and Germany.
1939   Pius XII is elected the new pope in Rome.
1944   Great Britain bars all travel to neutral Ireland, which is suspected of collaborating with Nazi Germany.
1945   Diarist Anne Frank dies in a German concentration camp.
1959   The U.S. House of Representatives joins the Senate in approving the statehood of Hawaii.
1984   Lebanese President Gemayel opens the second meeting in five years calling for the end to nine-years of war.
1985   The United States and the Soviet Union begin arms control talks in Geneva.
1994   The Church of England ordains women priests.
Born on March 12
1554   Richard Hooker, English theologian (Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity).
1858   Adolph Simon Ochs, publisher of The New York Times.
1862   Jane Delano, nurse, teacher, founder of the Red Cross.
1890   Vasav Nijinsky, Russian ballet dancer.
1922   Jack Kerouac, American novelist (On the Road).
1928   Edward Albee, American dramatist (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf).
1946   Patricia Hampl, poet and memoirist (A Romantic Education, Virgin Time).

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today’s image: FDR’s Fireside Chats


FDR’s Fireside Chats

President Roosevelt makes his first Sunday evening fireside chats on March 12, 1933. Roosevelt gave 31 chats from March 1933 and June 1944 to explain his policies to the public via radio broadcasts. This photo was taken during his April 28, 1935 broadcast in Washington, D.C.

Photo: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, National Archives

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Saint of the Day for Thursday, March 12th, 2015: St. Fina


Image of St. Fina

St. Fina

St. Fina or Seraphina, Virgin A.D. 1253 The old town of San Geminiano in Tuscany treasures with special veneration the memory of Santa Fina, a young girl whose claim to be recognized as a saint lay … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Girl Scout Day (2015)


Girl Scout Day (2015)

This observance marks the anniversary of the founding of the American Girl Scouts by Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927) in Savannah, Georgia, in 1912. The day is the focal point of Girl Scout Week, which begins on the Sunday before March 12 and is observed by Girl Scout troops nationwide in various ways—with community service projects, anniversary parties, and plays. The 80th anniversary in 1992 was celebrated with various events, including the kick-off of a national service project on the environment. More… Discuss

quotation: George Eliot (1819-1880)


In the multitude of middle-aged men who go about their vocations in a daily course determined for them much in the same way as the tie of their cravats, there is always a good number who once meant to shape their own deeds and alter the world a little.George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

today’s birthday: Jack Kerouac (1922)


Jack Kerouac (1922)

Considered the father of the Beat movement, Jack Kerouac was an American novelist whose semiautobiographical, “spontaneous prose” reflects a frenetic, restless pursuit of new sensation and experience and a disdain for the conventional measures of economic and social success. His best known works are The Subterraneans, The Dharma Bums, and On the Road, which is widely considered the testament of the Beat Generation. Why was Kerouac arrested in connection with a 1944 murder? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: The Truman Doctrine (1947)


The Truman Doctrine (1947)

In the early stages of the Cold War, US President Harry Truman sought to protect Turkey and Greece from falling under Soviet influence when the UK announced that it could no longer provide them with aid. The Truman Doctrine, which called for the US to “support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures,” shifted US foreign policy to a strategy of Soviet containment. How much money did Congress appropriate in response to Truman’s message? More… Discuss

article: Mykonos


Mykonos

Mykonos is a mountainous island of Greece in the Aegean Sea. Made mostly of granite, this 35 sq mi (90 sq km) island of about 6,200 people is a popular European tourist destination and has many fisheries. Mykonos is known for its nightlife and is considered one of the top clubbing destinations in the Mediterranean. In Greek mythology, Mykonos was the site of the battle between Zeus and what race of giants? More… Discuss

word: jilt


jilt

Definition: (verb) To deceive or drop (a lover) suddenly or callously.
Synonyms: forsake
Usage: Since being jilted by his fiancée, he had grown to distrust all women. Discuss.

From France 24 :


Ebola death toll tops 10,000, says WHO

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IS group accepts allegiance pledge made by Nigeria’s Boko Haram

http://f24.my/1BxyyNJ

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New mystery ‘suicide’ in Ukraine


New mystery ‘suicide’ in Ukraine http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31855700

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From BBC news : WoRMS catalogue downsizes ocean life


WoRMS catalogue downsizes ocean life http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31851525

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From CNN : Ferguson police chief quits: Is that enough?


Ferguson police chief quits: Is that enough?
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/12/us/ferguson-fallout/index.html

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From BBC news : Texas on last dose of execution drug


Texas on last dose of execution drug http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31844286

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From BBC news : S Pacific volcano forms new island


S Pacific volcano forms new island http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-31848255

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From BBC news : Fantasy author Pratchett dies aged 66


Fantasy author Pratchett dies aged 66 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31858156

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From CNN : Kerry, Ayatollah denounce GOP letter to Iran


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

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From CNN t Prince Charles opens up about love and life


Prince Charles opens up about love and life
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/12/world/prince-charles-interview/index.html

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From BBC news : Man held ‘for helping UK Syria trio’


Man held ‘for helping UK Syria trio’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31853002

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From BBC news : S Africa reward over TV news mugging


S Africa reward over TV news mugging http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31849524

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From BBC news : Many trapped in Bangladesh collapse


Many trapped in Bangladesh collapse http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-31849576

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From BBC news : Fatal fire in Russian shopping centre


Fatal fire in Russian shopping centre http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31848252

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From BBC news : Access to blocked news sites restored


Access to blocked news sites restored http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31836330

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From BBC news : EU plans to target cyber-terrorism


EU plans to target cyber-terrorism http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31851119

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From BBC news : BBC in school computer giveaway


BBC in school computer giveaway http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31834927

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From France 24 : SA RECALLS AMBASADOR TO SWEDEN


Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Sweden as diplomatic rift deepens

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From France 24 : Most of Siria without light


Most of Syria without lights as conflict enters fifth year

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From France 24 : Grexit advocates


‘Grexit’ advocates are ‘anti-European’, says Greece’s Varoufakis

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From CNN : Caring for China’s ‘left behind’ generation


Caring for China’s ‘left behind’ generation
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/11/asia/china-left-behind-kids/index.html

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From CNN : 5 things to know for your New Day


5 things to know for your New Day
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/12/us/new-day-five-things/index.html

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From CNN : Iraqi forces retake most of Tikrit from ISIS


Iraqi forces retake most of Tikrit from ISIS
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/12/middleeast/iraq-isis-tikrit/index.html

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From CNN : Aid groups say world is failing Syria


Aid groups say world is failing Syria
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/12/middleeast/syria-conflict-humanitarian-crisis/index.html

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From NPR News


Filmmaker Richard Glatzer, Who Wrote And Directed ‘Still Alice,’ Dies At 63 http://n.pr/1B658kS

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From NPR News


Feds Prepared To Reopen All Superstorm Sandy Insurance Claims http://n.pr/1FOWSu1

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From NPR News


When Life Overwhelms, This Group Lends A Healthy Hand http://n.pr/1BoRWLE

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From NPR News


Researchers Think There’s A Warm Ocean On Enceladus http://n.pr/1xcSjVw

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