Daily Archives: March 15, 2015

From BBC news : China is third largest arms exporter


China is third largest arms exporter http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31901493

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From BBC news : Are superfast trains speeding closer?


Are superfast trains speeding closer? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31608679

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From BBC news : Giving up music for Lent


Giving up music for Lent http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31875727

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From BBC news : Genetics company plans research unit


Genetics company plans research unit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31855669

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From BBC news : Antivirus labels itself as malware


Antivirus labels itself as malware http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31851125

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From BBC news : Swatch counter-attacks smartwatches


Swatch counter-attacks smartwatches http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31857418

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From BBC : Airport terror police stop hundreds


Airport terror police stop hundreds http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-31900876

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From BBC news : Saddam’s tomb destroyed near Tikrit


Saddam’s tomb destroyed near Tikrit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31901568

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From France 24 :


Nearly a million Brazilians march to demand president’s ouster

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this pressed for your Information: Putin says Russia was ready to activate nuclear arsenal over Crimea – LA Times


Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen being honored in this file photo from the May 9, 2014, Victory Day celebrations in Sevastopol, Crimea, home of Russia’s Black Sea fleet. (Ivan Sekretarev / Associated Press)
By Carol J. Williams contact the reporter

Russia would have activated its nuclear arsenal if necessary a year ago when its troops secured the Crimean peninsula and carried out a referendum on the strategic peninsula’s secession from Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a documentary that aired Sunday.

Crimea anniversary

Crimean painters touch up a mural depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin in a navy uniform ahead of celebrations planned this week, a year after the March 18, 2014, annexation of Crimea. (Yuri Lashov / AFP/Getty Images)

In the report timed to Monday’s anniversary of the referendum, “Crimea: Path to the Motherland,” Putin justifies Moscow’s seizure of the Black Sea territory as necessary to protect Russians and military bases from what he described as a nationalist junta that had taken power in Kiev.

Putin accused the United States of masterminding the three-month uprising in the Ukrainian capital that ended with the ouster of Kremlin-allied President Viktor Yanukovich, who has since taken refuge in Russia.

While the documentary was clearly prerecorded, it served to project a vibrant and defiant image of the Russian president, who hasn’t been seen in public for more than a week, spurring rumors that he is sick or has been deposed in a palace coup.

Related Putin hails Crimea annexation as ‘most important milestone’

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Putin hails Crimea annexation as ‘most important milestone’

The Kremlin website on Sunday also carried a message of condolence from Putin on the death of Russian writer Valentin Rasputin.

via Putin says Russia was ready to activate nuclear arsenal over Crimea – LA Times.

Antonin Dvorak: Requiem Op. 89 (Dedicate to the Christians, cowardly slaughtered by terrorists in Pakistan and elsewhere in the world!)


Antonin Dvorak: Requiem Op. 89 / Faces on Earth

Historic Musical Bits: Mozart Requiem Conductor Karl Bohm (Dedicate to the Christians, cowardly slaughtered by terrorists in Pakistan and elsewhere in the world!)


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Requiem in D minor, K 62

†Pope demands that the world stop ‘hiding’ anti-Christian persecution †| Crux


Pope demands that the world stop ‘hiding’ anti-Christian persecution

Pope demands that the world stop ‘hiding’ anti-Christian persecution

By Inés San Martín

Vatican correspondent March 15, 2015

ROME — Pope Francis on Sunday said he felt great pain over two recent bomb attacks outside Christian churches in Pakistan, and asserted that the world is “trying to hide” anti-Christian persecution.

† “These are Christian churches. Christians are persecuted, our brothers spill their blood simply because they are Christians,”† the pontiff said after his regular Sunday Angelus address.

† “I pray to the Lord that the persecution against Christians, that the world is trying to hide, comes to an end. Let there be peace!”†  Francis said.

Pope Francis has repeatedly spoken against attacks on Christians around the world. Last February, while condemning the beheading of 21 Egyptian Copts by militants of the Islamic State in Libya, the pontiff said

† “the blood of our Christian brothers and sisters is a testimony which cries out to be heard.

“It makes no difference whether they be Catholics, Orthodox, Copts, or Protestants,” he said. “The martyrs belong to all Christians.”

Pakistani Taliban suicide bombers exploded themselves near two churches — one Catholic, one Protestant — in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday as worshippers were gathered inside, killing 14 people and injuring 80, officials said, in the latest attack against religious minorities in the increasingly fractured country.

via Pope demands that the world stop ‘hiding’ anti-Christian persecution | Crux.

quotation: about music of the Earth (Nature) Kate Choplin


I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have, to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches. Have you ever heard the earth breathe?

Kate Chopin (1851-1904) Discuss

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†Pope grieves Pakistan bombings, says † world hides Christian persecution † :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)


by Elise Harris

 

Rome, Italy, Mar 15, 2015 / 06:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis lamented today’s terrorist attacks against two Christian churches – one of them Catholic – in Pakistan, and prayed that such violence will stop

Rome, Italy, Mar 15, 2015 / 06:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis lamented today’s terrorist attacks against two Christian churches – one of them Catholic – in Pakistan, and prayed that such violence will stop.

† “With suffering, with much suffering, I have learned of today’s terrorist attacks against two churches in the city of Lahore, Pakistan, which have caused numerous deaths and injuries,”† the Pope told pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square,
March 15.

Francis noted how both of the churches targeted, only a few meters apart,† “are Christian churches, the Christians who are persecuted,” and grieved how “our brothers shed their blood solely because they are Christians.”†

via Pope grieves Pakistan bombings, says world hides Christian persecution :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).

Saint of the Day for Sunday, March 15th, 2015: St. Louise de Marillac


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St. Louise de Marillac

Louise de Marillac was born probably at Ferrieres-en-Brie near Meux, France, on August 12, 1591. She was educated by the Dominican nuns at Poissy. She desired to become a nun but on the advice of her … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Joseph Jenkins Roberts’s Birthday (2015)


Joseph Jenkins Roberts’s Birthday (2015)

Joseph Jenkins Roberts (1809-1876), Liberia‘s first and seventh president, led the movement for an independent Liberia, established in 1848. This day (also known as J. J. Roberts Day) is also an occasion to pay homage to Liberia’s historical role as Africa’s oldest republic. In many respects, Roberts’s birthday stands apart from other holidays that recognize Liberian notables because he was a member of the established Americo-Liberian elite, a group historically criticized for wielding control over the country’s indigenous population for more than a century. More… Discuss

Blue, White and Green (Nature’s Music)


Blue, White and Green

White clouds, blue skies, all seen through the green branches of the trees, with a background of running breeze through the fresh, green leafage…If we are lucky enough we can just let it fill us with the miracle of nature we take for granted every moment because:
There is nothing to replace it, nothing to act as its surrogate, nothing in waiting, after all this natural creation is destroyed.
Respect and preserve nature, find its meaning keep it clean, as you would your garden…It is your garden!

This insignificant video was taken under a tree along the trail at Turnbull Canyon, yesterday. Enjoy!
This is my personal video: As such it cannot be used by any for profit organization, including any TV station in the USA, or Abroad (this selection does not appear anywhere in the long list…)

today’s birthday: Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933)


Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933)

Nicknamed the “Thurgood Marshall of women’s rights,” Ruth Bader Ginsburg graduated at the top of her class at Columbia Law School in 1959. During the 1970s, she became the first tenured female professor at Columbia, led the Women’s Rights Project, and won several important Supreme Court cases before she was appointed to the US Court of Appeals in 1980. Confirmed as a justice of the Supreme Court in 1993, she was the second woman to sit on the nation’s highest bench. Who was the first? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Beware the Ides of March (44 BCE)


Beware the Ides of March (44 BCE)

Now used as a metaphor for impending doom, the “Ides of March” was originally simply a name for March 15th. In the ancient Roman calendar, the term “ides” referred to the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October and the 13th of all other months. The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god of Mars and often marked with a military parade. However, when Julius Caesar was assassinated on that day in 44 BCE, the phrase took on an entirely new meaning. Who killed Caesar? More… Discuss

Archie Comics


Archie Comics

Archie Comics is an American comic-book publisher that started out as MLJ Comics in 1939. Its early titles featured generic superheroes that were innovative but failed to find popularity. In 1941, a teenage humor strip called Archie became a hit with the emerging youth culture, prompting the name change to Archie Comics. The comic varies with regard to character details and settings, but Archie is perpetually mired in a love triangle with Betty and Veronica. What is Archie’s full name? More… Discuss

WORD: pastoral


pastoral

Definition: (adjective) Idyllically rustic.
Synonyms: arcadian, bucolic
Usage: Last I heard he bought a cottage on farmland and now leads a perfectly pastoral existence. Discuss.

From BBC news : Men detained in Indian nun rape case


Men detained in Indian nun rape case http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-31897349

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Great Compositions/Performances: Watch “B.J.van Vliet – Roméo ré Juliette: Thème de l’amour par la scène du balcon” on YouTube


B.J.van Vliet – Roméo ré Juliette: Thème de l’amour par la scène du balcon: https://youtu.be/1-sHy6v3Yug

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Deadly blasts hit Pakistani churches

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Indelible images, searing words in Boston


Indelible images, searing words in Boston
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/13/us/13th-juror-tsarnaev-images-words/index.html

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McConnell: No Lynch vote unless Dems relent


McConnell: No Lynch vote unless Dems relent
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/15/politics/mitch-mcconnell-loretta-lynch-confirmation/index.html

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From NPR News


From Afghanistan’s Rubble, A Teacher Builds A School Of Ideas http://n.pr/1AuTu36

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From NPR News


Robert Durst, Subject Of HBO’s ‘The Jinx,’ Arrested In New Orleans http://n.pr/1MCIOrJ

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From France 24 :


Iraqi, Shiite fighters in final assault on IS group in Tikrit

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Syria faces new Islamist threat as civil war enters fifth year

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Deadly blasts hit Pakistani churches

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From France 24 :


Yemen’s political factions unite to counter Houthi takeover

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From France 24 :


Yemen’s political factions unite to counter Houthi takeover

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Paris kosher supermarket reopens after deadly hostage crisis

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France talks tough on Iran as US looks to strike a deal

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From NPR News


Smell Something Different At The Gym? It Might Not Be What You Think http://n.pr/1AuwQYz

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From NPR News


The Fate Of The World’s Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England http://n.pr/1xd9DK3

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From NPR News


Isaac Herzog Is Netanyahu’s Surprise Challenger In Israel http://n.pr/18rSkyP

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From BBC news : Asterix cartoon helps Hebdo victims


Asterix cartoon helps Hebdo victims http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31895401

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From BBC news : Turkey holds UK teens bound for Syria


Turkey holds UK teens bound for Syria http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31897667

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From BBC news : Top EU diplomat to visit Cuba


Top EU diplomat to visit Cuba http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31892862

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From BBC news : Weekend edition: The best of the week’s reads


Weekend edition: The best of the week’s reads http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-31805404

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From BBC news : Volunteering with the Kurds to fight IS


Volunteering with the Kurds to fight IS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31878803

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From BBC news : Five research papers that revolutionised health


Five research papers that revolutionised health http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31869173

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From BBC news : Catching Jackie with Aristotle Onassis


Catching Jackie with Aristotle Onassis http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31872036

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From BBC news t The upside of losing one’s memory


The upside of losing one’s memory http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31849855

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From BBC news : Deadly blasts hit Pakistan churches


Deadly blasts hit Pakistan churches http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-31894708

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