Daily Archives: March 14, 2015

From NPR News


New Statue Of Gandhi Unveiled In Britain’s Parliament Square http://n.pr/1AohcPs

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From NPR News


Egyptians Fight ISIS Fear-Mongering With Punchlines And Parody http://n.pr/1G040nC

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From BBC news : Islamic State battles Libyan militia


Islamic State battles Libyan militia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31892764

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From BBC news : Denmark attack cartoonist wins prize


Denmark attack cartoonist wins prize http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31885321

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From BBC news : US issues alert for Riyadh embassy


US issues alert for Riyadh embassy http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31893070

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From BBC news : Vatican backs using force against IS


Vatican backs using force against IS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31893351

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From BBC news : First missing UK schoolgirl named


First missing UK schoolgirl named http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31886146

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From BBC news : Eagle swoops from Dubai skyscraper


Eagle swoops from Dubai skyscraper http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31888024

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Words of wisdom.


Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
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Porcupine tree: Amazing sketch from my SketchGuru


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From France 24 :


IS group used chemical weapons against peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq, Kurds say

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From France 24 :


EU’s foreign policy chief to visit Cuba as ties with West warm

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From CNN : Another email headache for Hillary


Another email headache for Hillary
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/14/us/state-department-emails/index.html

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From NPR News: Syria


Syrian Rebels Will Face ISIS, But The U.S. May Not Have Their Backs http://n.pr/18mwflb

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From NPR News: Iran. ..


‘Important Gaps’ Remain In Nuclear Talks With Iran, Kerry Says http://n.pr/1HTc36Z

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Catholic Prayers: ST. PATRICK’S BREASTPLATE


ST. PATRICK’S BREASTPLATE

St. Patrick’s Breastplate is a popular prayer attributed to one of Ireland’s most beloved patron saints. According to tradition, St. Patrick wrote it in 433 A.D. for divine protection before successfully converting the Irish
King Leoghaire and his subjects from paganism to Christianity. (The term breastplate refers to a piece of armor worn in battle.)

More recent scholarship suggests its author was anonymous. In any case, this prayer certainly reflects the spirit with which St. Patrick brought our faith to Ireland! St. Patrick’s Breastplate, also known as The Lorica (the cry of the deer), was popular enough to inspire a hymn based on this text as well.

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.

I arise today
Through the strength of Christ’s birth with His baptism,
Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial,
Through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension,
Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.

I arise today
Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
In the obedience of angels,
In the service of archangels,
In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In the prayers of patriarchs,
In the predictions of prophets,
In the preaching of apostles,
In the faith of confessors,
In the innocence of holy virgins,
In the deeds of righteous men.

I arise today, through
The strength of heaven,
The light of the sun,
The radiance of the moon,
The splendor of fire,
The speed of lightning,
The swiftness of wind,
The depth of the sea,
The stability of the earth,
The firmness of rock.

I arise today, through
God’s strength to pilot me,
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s host to save me
From snares of devils,
From temptation of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill,
afar and near.

I summon today
All these powers between me and those evils,
Against every cruel and merciless power
that may oppose my body and soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom,
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man’s body and soul;
Christ to shield me today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that there may come to me an abundance of reward.

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

[Note that people sometimes pray a shorter version of this prayer just with these 15 lines about Christ above. The conclusion follows below.]

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.

When St. Paul referred to putting on the “Armor of God” in his letter to the Ephesians (6:11) to fight sin and evil inclinations, he could have been thinking of prayers just like this one! We may not wear combat gear in our daily lives, but St. Patrick’s Breastplate can function as divine armor for protection against spiritual adversity.

Antonín Dvořák – Legends, Op. 59, Ingryd Thorson & Julian Thurber, piano


Antonín Dvořák – Legends, Op. 59

Mozart / String Quintet No. 5 in D major, K. 593 , great compositions/performances


Mozart / String Quintet No. 5 in D major, K. 593

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 14

1629   A Royal charter is granted to the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1743   First American town meeting is held at Boston’s Faneuil Hall.
1757   British Admiral John Byng is executed by a firing squad on board HMS Monarch for neglect of duty.
1794   Inventor Eli Whitney receives a patent for his cotton gin.
1900   United States currency goes on the gold standard.
1903   The Senate ratifies the Hay-Herran Treaty, guaranteeing the United states the right to build a canal in Panama.
1912   An anarchist named Antonio Dalba unsuccessfully attempts to kill Italy’s King Victor Emmanuel III in Rome.
1915   The British Navy sinks the German battleship Dresden off the Chilean coast.
1918   An all-Russian Congress of Soviets ratifies a peace treaty with the Central Powers.
1923   President Warren G. Harding becomes the first U.S. President to file an income tax report.
1936   Adolf Hitler tells a crowd of 300,000 that Germany’s only judge is God and itself.
1939   The Nazis dissolve the republic of Czechoslovakia.
1943   The Germans reoccupy Kharkov in the Soviet Union.
1947   The United States signs a 99-year lease on naval bases in the Philippines.
1951   U.N. forces recapture Seoul for the second time during the Korean War.
1954   The Viet Minh launch an assault against the French Colonial Forces at Dien Bien Phu.
1964   A Dallas jury finds Jack Ruby guilty of the murder of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
1967   John F. Kennedy’s body is moved from a temporary grave to a permanent one in Arlington Cemetery.
1978   An Israeli force of 22,000 invades south Lebanon, hitting the PLO bases.
1990   Mikhail S. Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress.
1991   The “Birmingham Six,” imprisoned for 16 years for their alleged part in an IRA pub bombing, are set free after a court agrees that the police fabricated evidence.
Born on March 14
1804   Johann Strauss, violinist and composer.
1833   Lucy Hobbs Taylor, first woman dentist.
1854   Paul Ehrlich, German bacteriologist who received the Nobel Prize for medicine.
1864   Casey Jones, railroad engineer.
1879   Albert Einstein, German-born mathematician best known for his theories on relativity.
1934   Eugene Cernan, American astronaut, the last man on the moon.

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

today’s picture: Germany Schaefer



Germany Schaefer
Herman A. ‘Germany’ Schaefer tries out the other side of the camera during the Washington Senators visit to play the New York Highlanders in April 1911. Shaefer, a versatile infielder and quick baserunner, played most of his career with the Detroit Tigers and the Washington Senators.

Photo: Library of Congress

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Saint of the Day for Saturday, March 14th, 2015: St. Matilda


Image of St. Matilda

St. Matilda

Matilda was the daughter of Count Dietrich of Westphalia and Reinhild of Denmark. She was also known as Mechtildis and Maud. She was raised by her grandmother, the Abbess of Eufurt convent. Matilda … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Sweetwater Rattlesnake Round-Up (2015)


Sweetwater Rattlesnake Round-Up (2015)

Billed “The World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up,” this is one of several rattlesnake round-ups in Texas; some 30,000 spectators come to watch the goings-on. It is sponsored by the Sweetwater Jaycees, who stress the focus on safety and the benefits of the round-up. The weekend events include snake-handling demonstrations and the awarding of prizes for the biggest snake. There are also a parade, rattlesnake dances with country bands, a Miss Snake Charmer Queen contest, and a rattlesnake meat-eating contest. More than 4,000 pounds of rattlesnake meat are served each year. More… Discuss

quotation: We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be. Jane Austen


We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) Discuss

today’s birthday: Albert Einstein (1879)


Albert Einstein (1879)

Einstein was an intellectual giant of the 20th century whose name has become synonymous with genius. Recognized as one of the greatest physicists of all time, Einstein made countless important contributions to physics, including his theories of relativity, which profoundly revolutionized scientific and philosophical inquiry. In 1921, he received the Nobel Prize for his work on theoretical physics. Though he sought it for decades, Einstein never discovered a unified field theory, which is what? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: First Patient Successfully Treated with Penicillin (1942)


First Patient Successfully Treated with Penicillin (1942)

Penicillin was the first antibiotic agent successfully used to treat bacterial infections in humans. Penicillin’s effect on bacteria was first observed by biologist Alexander Fleming in 1928, but it was not until 1941 that scientists purified the substance and established that it was both effective in fighting infectious organisms and not toxic to humans. The first successful treatment occurred the next year. Where did scientists find the mold that allowed them to mass produce the drug? More… Discuss

Seamus Heaney


Seamus Heaney

Heaney is an Irish poet, writer, and lecturer who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. His carefully crafted poetry has been praised for its powerful imagery, meaningful content, musical phrasing, and compelling rhythms. Focused on “the local,” he often writes about the disappearing world of unspoiled rural Ireland and hints at the sectarian violence of the north where he was born. In 1999, he published a highly regarded verse translation of what epic poem? More… Discuss

WORD: detritus


detritus

Definition: (noun) The remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up.
Synonyms: debris, rubble
Usage: The streets of the new town were built over the detritus of past habitations. Discuss.

From BBC news : Nemtsov Ukraine report ‘due soon’


Nemtsov Ukraine report ‘due soon’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31885322

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From BBC news : Indian nun raped in convent attack


Indian nun raped in convent attack http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-31887764

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From BBC news : Vanuatu president in cyclone appeal


Vanuatu president in cyclone appeal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-31887286

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From France 24 : Ethiopia ‘s Dam…


Ethiopia’s controversial ‘Renaissance Dam’

http://f24.my/1EaEadW

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From CNN : 5 ways to help save the bees


5 ways to help save the bees
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/04/living/iyw-5-ways-to-help-bees/index.html

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From CNN : And the world’s best airport is …


And the world’s best airport is …
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/12/travel/feat-worlds-best-airports-skytrax-2015/index.html

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From CNN : U.S. aircraft carrier classes


U.S. aircraft carrier classes
http://www.cnn.com//2013/11/08/us/gallery/aircraft-carrier-classes/index.html

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From CNN : Veterans waiting months for appointments


Veterans waiting months for appointments
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/13/us/va-investigation-los-angeles/index.html

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From CNN : 50-cent garage sale painting could be worth thousands


50-cent garage sale painting could be worth thousands
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2015/03/13/dnt-garage-sale-painting-could-be-worth-thousands.wxin.html

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From CNN : IRS scam costing victims $15 million


IRS scam costing victims $15 million
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/13/us/irs-scam/index.html

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From France 24


Where in the world is Putin? Online satirists run wild

http://f24.my/1DjwbQS

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From NPR News


Making Pies For Pi Day: Think Inside The Circle http://n.pr/1MwJKO9

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From NPR News


Lego Says You Can’t Build That — Because Of Politics http://n.pr/1G044nb

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From NPR News


CIA Chief Says Governing Is Too Big A Job For ISIS http://n.pr/1FZGqaz

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From NPR News: Ebola…


Several Americans Possibly Exposed To Ebola, As Epidemic Smolders http://n.pr/1FZCWox

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From NPR News


Palestinians Ask: The Two-State Solution Or The Two-State Illusion? http://n.pr/1AuEEtw

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From BBC news : Brazil arrests fugitive Italy writer


Brazil arrests fugitive Italy writer http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31864431

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From BBC news : Pope Francis hints at ‘brief’ papacy


Pope Francis hints at ‘brief’ papacy http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31875507

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From BBC news : Cuban officials probed for egg theft


Cuban officials probed for egg theft http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31882386

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From BBC news : Venezuelan protester dies in custody


Venezuelan protester dies in custody http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31879846

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From BBC news : Ikea closes Russia site over gay law


Ikea closes Russia site over gay law http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31879850

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From BBC news : Thousands flee Chile forest fire


Thousands flee Chile forest fire http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31883639

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From BBC news : Sierra Leone VP to seek asylum


Sierra Leone VP to seek asylum http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31885713

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