Daily Archives: March 13, 2015

Bush: Iran letter signed in ‘frustration’


Bush: Iran letter signed in ‘frustration’
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/13/politics/jeb-bush-iran-letter-hillary-clinton-emails/index.html

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Army sending armored convoy through Europe


Army sending armored convoy through Europe
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/13/world/army-convoy-through-europe/index.html

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From France 24 : Sirians refugees…


Syrian refugees find closed doors as conflict drags on

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From BBC news : Syrians feeling abandoned as unending war grinds on


Syrians feeling abandoned as unending war grinds on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31847245

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From BBC news : Syrians feeling abandoned as unending war grinds on


Syrians feeling abandoned as unending war grinds on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31847245

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From BBC news : 10 things we didn’t know last week


10 things we didn’t know last week http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-31868270

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From BBC news : Missing the old Gypsy orchestras


Missing the old Gypsy orchestras http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31856397

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EU Faces Greek Democracy in Great Euro Poker Game – UKIP Leader Nigel Farage


EU Faces Greek Democracy in Great Euro Poker Game – UKIP Leader Nigel Farage

“An EU Army to face Russia? Who do you think you are kidding, Mr Juncker?” – Nigel Farage


An EU Army to face Russia? Who do you think you are kidding, Mr Juncker? – Nigel Farage

World’s most dangerous footpath set to reopen


World’s most dangerous footpath set to reopen
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/13/travel/spain-caminito-del-rey/index.html

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From NPR News


The Rules Don’t Apply To Hillary Clinton…Or Any Of The Other Un-Candidates http://n.pr/1AwhxyE

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Investigation Open On ‘Black Tax’ At Charlotte’s Ritz-Carlton http://n.pr/18BsKHm

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From NPR News: Pope Francis:


Pope Francis Says His Tenure At The Vatican Will Be Short http://n.pr/1Awcf68

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Ferguson Mayor Knowles Slams ‘Hostile Language’ From Eric Holder http://n.pr/1FZAtuk

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From BBC news : US fraternity gets death threats


US fraternity gets death threats http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31881518

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From BBC news : First ‘successful’ penis transplant


First ‘successful’ penis transplant http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31876219

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From BBC news : Spain dismantles ‘jihadist cell’


Spain dismantles ‘jihadist cell’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31868991

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From BBC news : Egypt reveals ‘new capital’ plans


Egypt reveals ‘new capital’ plans http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31874886

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this pressed: Flash – Italy seeks to block regional “anti-mosque law” – France 24


13 March 2015 – 16H46

Italy seeks to block regional “anti-mosque law”

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© AFP/File | Members of the Muslim community in Italy leave Rome’s mosque after prayers

ROME (AFP) –

The Italian government has moved to block new building regulations for Lombardy which would make it virtually impossible to build any new mosques in the northern region, officials said Friday.

The regulations, which have become known as the “anti-mosque” law, were approved by the right-wing dominated regional council at the end of January.

Amid an outcry over what critics see as a blatantly discriminatory move, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s centre-left government has decided to refer the new rules to the Constitutional Court for review.

Under the regulations, anyone seeking to build a new place of worship for a religion not officially recognised by the state would be subject to an extensive list of special restrictions ranging from the size of associated parking facilities to the outward appearance of the buildings, as well as having to clear a string of new bureaucratic hurdles.

Since Islam is the only major religion not recognised by the Italian state, the new rules have been seen as being specifically targeted at Italy’s one million plus Muslims.

Critics say the legislation breaches Italy’s constitution on several grounds and is bound to be overturned by the Constitutional Court.

Issues judges will consider are expected to include whether the new measures breach guarantees of religious freedom, whether the region has exceeded its power by redrawing the relationship between state and religion, and whether the new law leaves too much to the discretion of local mayors.

via Flash – Italy seeks to block regional “anti-mosque law” – France 24.

LISZT: Concerto no. 2 – Riccardo Muti, conductor / Paolo Restani, piano


LISZT: Concerto no. 2 – Riccardo Muti, conductor / Paolo Restani,
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Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218


Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218

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 13

483   St. Felix begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
607   The 12th recorded passage of Halley’s Comet occurs.
1519   Hernando Cortez lands in what will become Mexico.
1660   A statute is passed limiting the sale of slaves in the colony of Virginia.
1777   Congress orders its European envoys to appeal to high-ranking foreign officers to send troops to reinforce the American army.
1781   Astronomer William Herschel discovers the planet Uranus, which he names ‘Georgium Sidus,’ in honor of King George III.
1793   Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin.
1861   Jefferson Davis signs a bill authorizing slaves to be used as soldiers for the Confederacy.
1868   The U.S. Senate begins the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.
1881   Czar Alexander II is assassinated when a bomb is thrown at him near his palace.
1915   The Germans repel a British Expeditionary Force attack at the battle of Neuve Chapelle in France.
1918   Women are scheduled to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York due to a shortage of men.
1935   A three-thousand-year-old archive is found in Jerusalem confirming biblical history.
1940   Finland capitulates conditionally to Soviet terms, but maintains its independence.
1941   Hitler issues an edict calling for an invasion of the Soviet Union.
1942   Julia Flikke of the Nurse Corps becomes the first woman colonel in the U.S. Army.
1943   Japanese forces end their attack on the American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville.
1951   Israel demands $1.5 billion in German reparations for the cost of caring for war refugees.
1957   The FBI arrests Jimmy Hoffa on bribery charges.
1963   China invites Soviet Premiere Nikita Khrushchev to visit Beijing.
1970   Cambodia orders Hanoi and Viet Cong troops to get out.
1974   The U.S. Senate votes 54-33 to restore the death penalty.
1974   Arab nations decide to end the oil embargo on the United States.
1981   The United States plans to send 15 Green Berets to El Salvador as military advisors.
1985   Upon the death of Konstantin Chernenko, Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the new leader of the Soviet Union.
1991   Exxon pays $1 billion in fines and costs for the clean-up of the Alaskan oil spill.
Born on March 13
1615   Innocent XII, Roman Catholic Pope
1733   Joseph Priestly, scientist credited with the discovery of oxygen.
1764   Charles Earl Grey, British Prime Minister
1798   Abigail Powers Fillmore, First Lady and wife of Millard Fillmore
1855   Percival Lowell, astronomer who predicted the discovery of the planet Pluto.
1886   Albert William Stevens, balloonist and photographer.
1892   Janet Flanner, writer (“Letter from Paris”).
1900   George Seferis, Greek poet.

today’s image: Portrait of Auguste Rodin



Portrait of Auguste Rodin

In 1905, photographer Gertrude K?sebier captures the profile of artist and sculputer Auguste Rodin in Meudon, France.

Photo: Library of Congress

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Saint of the Day for Friday, March 13th, 2015: Bl. Agnello of Pisa


Image of Bl. Agnello of Pisa

Bl. Agnello of Pisa

The founder of the English Franciscan province, Blessed Agnello, was admitted into the Order by St. Francis himself on the occasion of his sojourn in Pisa. He was sent to the Friary in Paris, of … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Kasuga Matsuri (2015)


Kasuga Matsuri (2015)

The Kasuga Shrine in Nara is one of the most beautiful and ancient in Japan. Every year on March 13, a festival is held there with elaborate ceremonies and performances that recall the shrine’s heyday. The hiki-uma horse ceremony, where a sacred horse is led in procession through the streets, and the elegant Yamato-mai dance performed by Shinto women are reminiscent of the culture and customs of the Nara and Heian Eras. Construction of the Kasuga Shrine was started during the Nara period (710-784) and was completed in the first years of the Heian period (794-1185). More… Discuss

quotation: As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is, I believe, the worst of all snares. Daniel Defoe


As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is, I believe, the worst of all snares.

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) Discuss

today’s birthday: Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764)


Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764)

Charles Grey was a British statesman elected to Parliament in 1786 at the age of 22. He went on to become one of the leaders of the Whig party and eventually served as prime minister from 1830–34. His tenure saw the passage of the Reform Bill of 1832, which reshaped the parliamentary representative system, and the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire. He is perhaps best remembered as the namesake of the Earl Grey blend of tea. What once knocked the head off a statue of him? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Operation Northwoods Proposed (1962)


Operation Northwoods Proposed (1962)

Operation Northwoods was a plan proposed by the US Department of Defense to generate public support for military action against the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. To this end, it recommended staging acts of simulated or real terrorism and violence on US soil or against US interests and then placing the blame on Cuba. The plan, which was not implemented, was drafted by senior US defense leaders and signed by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Who made the secret document public? More… Discuss

Article: Anna Anderson


Anna Anderson

Anna Anderson was the best known of several women claiming to be Grand Duchess Anastasia, the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, believed to have been executed with her family after the Russian Revolution. Anderson first claimed to be Anastasia after a failed suicide attempt in 1920, which led to a protracted court case involving a long line of people who had known the real Anastasia. DNA tests in the 1990s revealed what about the claim’s legitimacy? More… Discuss

word: cardinal


cardinal

Definition: (adjective) Of foremost importance; paramount.
Synonyms: fundamental, central, primal
Usage: The cardinal rule of membership in the secret society was never to reveal its existence to outsiders. Discuss.

From France 24 :


Australian teen’s blog charts path to ‘martyrdom’ with IS group

http://f24.my/1EaKPoF

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Israel’s election hopefuls set sights on French Jews

http://f24.my/1EasKHo

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Patient With Ebola Is Admitted To NIH Hospital In Maryland http://n.pr/1Auyutc

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Feds Knew About Medicare Advantage Overcharges Years Ago http://n.pr/1AjCbTy

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From BBC news : India in plea over Mumbai suspect


India in plea over Mumbai suspect http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-31875502

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From BBC news : Global CO2 emissions ‘stalled’


Global CO2 emissions ‘stalled’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31872460

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Fugitive leftist extremist Cesare Battisti arrested in Brazil

http://f24.my/1BzG6zE

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Iceland drops bid for European Union membership

http://f24.my/1x0EUp0

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Kerry in Egypt for talks on investment, battling IS group

http://f24.my/1Eaj934

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IMF approves $17.5 billion loan for Ukraine

http://f24.my/1BuKDDp

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Iran’s supreme leader slams letter from US Republicans

http://f24.my/1GvsvJf

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Security Council debates ending UN sanctions on Iran

http://f24.my/1x0w0Ig

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From CNN : U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian threat


U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian threat
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/12/politics/us-russia-military-threat-alarm-norad/index.html

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From NPR News


Architect Michael Graves Dies At 80 http://n.pr/18FgFB7

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From NPR News


How The Iran Letter Is Playing In The 2016 Campaign http://n.pr/1xdEGFF

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Mexico Takes Out Cartel Heads, But Crime Continues To Climb http://n.pr/1xdCPRf

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From NPR News


2 Israeli Candidates Struggle With Nation’s Uncertain Future http://n.pr/1E8mXSF

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From BBC news : Measles sceptic loses court battle


Measles sceptic loses court battle http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31864218

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From BBC news : US row with UK over China-led bank


US row with UK over China-led bank http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-31864877

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From BBC news : Sweden U-turn on Assange questioning


Sweden U-turn on Assange questioning http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31867829

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