Daily Archives: March 16, 2015

From BBC news : Ibrahimovic sorry after outburst


Ibrahimovic sorry after outburst http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/31875629

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From BBC news : Greek euro exit would be ‘idiotic’


Greek euro exit would be ‘idiotic’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31908682

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From BBC news : UK’s first big hedgehog sanctuary


UK’s first big hedgehog sanctuary http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31913453

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From BBC news : Police recall Boston bomber gunfight


Police recall Boston bomber gunfight http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31916825

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From BBC news : Brazilian party treasurer charged


Brazilian party treasurer charged http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31917231

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From BBC news : Prince Harry to leave Army in June


Prince Harry to leave Army in June http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31916393

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From BBC news : Iran-backed units alarm Iraqi Kurds


Iran-backed units alarm Iraqi Kurds http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31917412

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From CNN : In the bull’s-eye of ISIS


In the bull’s-eye of ISIS
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/14/intl_world/iyw-aid-workers-in-danger/index.html

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From CNN : ISIS kidnaps 20 medical workers in Libya


ISIS kidnaps 20 medical workers in Libya
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/16/africa/isis-libya-kidnapped-medical-workers/index.html

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From BBC news : Saddam Hussein’s tomb destroyed; Babylon safe


Saddam Hussein’s tomb destroyed; Babylon safe
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/16/middleeast/iraq-isis-babylon-safe/index.html

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From BBC news : Pakistan Christians protest at blasts


Pakistan Christians protest at blasts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-31904690

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From BBC news : Farmers ‘bear brunt of disasters’


Farmers ‘bear brunt of disasters’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31906909

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From BBC news : McDonald’s burns prompt US enquiry


  McDonald’s burns prompt US enquiry http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31881845

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From BBC news : Meeting the Houthis – and their enemies


Meeting the Houthis – and their enemies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31907671

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From BBC news : ‘Kidnapped’ Dutch kids brought to IS


‘Kidnapped’ Dutch kids brought to IS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31915142

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From BBC news : Nigeria ‘takes town’ from Boko Haram


Nigeria ‘takes town’ from Boko Haram http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31917421

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From CNN : Convicted leaker Petraeus still advising WH


Convicted leaker Petraeus still advising WH
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/16/politics/david-petraeus-isis-white-house-adviser/index.html

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From France 24 :


Israeli Arabs seek to influence outcome of vote

http://f24.my/1Fs9GbY

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From France 24 : Netanyahu promises…


Netanyahu promises no Palestinian state if re-elected

http://f24.my/1FsBMDY

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From France 24 : Websites blocked


France blocks websites accused of condoning terrorism

http://f24.my/1APg9Hz

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From France 24 :


France considers banning super-skinny models

http://f24.my/1MGx9Gs

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From France 24 : Assad talks…


France says Assad talks would be ‘scandalous gift’ to Islamic State group

http://f24.my/1MGG6zE

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Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini: Quintet for Guitar No.4 ‘Fandango’ in D major, (G.448)


Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini: Quintet for Guitar No.4 ‘Fandango’ in D major, (G.448)

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.

37   On a trip to the Italian mainland from his home on Capreae, the emperor Tiberius dies on the Bay of Naples.
1190   The Crusades begin the massacre of Jews in York, England.
1527   The Emperor Babur defeats the Rajputs at the Battle of Kanvaha, removing the main Hindu rivals in Northern India.
1621   The first Indian appears to colonists in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
1833   Susan Hayhurst becomes the first woman to graduate from a pharmacy college.
1850   Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is published.
1865   Union troops push past Confederate blockers at the Battle of Averasborough, N.C.
1907   The British cruiser Invincible, the world’s largest, is completed at Glasgow shipyards.
1913   The 15,000-ton battleship Pennsylvania is launched at Newport News, Va.
1917   Russian Czar Nicholas II abdicates his throne.
1926   Physicist Robert H. Goddard launches the first liquid-fuel rocket.
1928   The United States plans to send 1,000 more Marines to Nicaragua.
1935   Adolf Hitler orders a German rearmament and violates the Versailles Treaty.
1939   Germany occupies the rest Czechoslovakia.
1945   Iwo Jima is declared secure by U.S. forces although small pockets of Japanese resistance still exist.
1954   CBS introduces The Morning Show hosted by Walter Cronkite to compete with NBC’s Today Show.
1964   President Lyndon B. Johnson submits a $1 billion war on poverty program to Congress.
1968   U.S. troops in Vietnam destroy a village consisting mostly of women and children, the action is remembered as the My-Lai massacre.
1984   Mozambique and South Africa sign a pact banning support for one another’s internal foes.
1985   Associated Press newsman, Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut.
Born on March 16
1751   James Madison, fourth President of the United States (1809-17).
1789   George S. Ohm, German physicist.
1822   Rosa Bonheur, French painter and sculptor.
1822   John Pope, Union general in the American Civil War.
1861   Maxim Gorky, Russian dramatist
1912   Thelma Catherine Patricia Ryan Nixon, first lady to President Richard Nixon.
1926   Jerry Lewis, American comedian and film actor.

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

today’s picture: Nicholas II, Czar of Russia


Nicholas II, Czar of Russia, was forced to sign a document of abdication on March 16, 1917, after being brought down by political unrest and widespread starvation stemming from Russia’s staggering losses in WWI. The czar, his wife Alexandra, their four daughters and son Alexis, heir to the throne, were held prisoner by the Bolsheviks for several months at Tsarskoye Selo palace near Petrograd. This photograph shows Nicholas II under guard in the park at Tsarskoye Selo. In August 1917, the family was transported to distant Siberia to prevent any attempt to restore them to the throne. In July 1918, the entire royal family was executed by local Bolsheviks.

Photo: Library of Congress

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Saint of the Day for Monday, March 16th, 2015: St. Abban


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St. Abban

Abbot and Irish missionary. An Irish prince, Abban was the son of King Cormac of Leinster. He is listed as the nephew of St. Ibar. Abban founded many churches in the old district of Ui Cennselaigh, … continue reading

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today’s holiday: St. Urho’s Day (2015)


St. Urho’s Day (2015)

St. Urho, whose name in Finnish means “hero,” is credited with banishing a plague of grasshoppers that was threatening Finland’s grape arbors. His legend in the US was popularized in the 1950s. After being celebrated as a “joke holiday” for several years in the Menahga-Sebeka area, the idea spread to other states with large Finnish populations. The actual celebrations include wearing St. Urho’s official colors—Nile Green and Royal Purple—drinking grape juice, and chanting St. Urho’s famous words, “Grasshopper, grasshopper, go away,” in Finnish. More… Discuss

quotation: Edith Wharton


In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) Discuss

today’s birthday: Jerry Lewis (1926)


Jerry Lewis (1926)

Lewis, an entertainer known for his slapstick comedy, became popular in the 1940s through his partnership with Dean Martin. They performed together in nightclubs as well as 17 films before parting ways in 1956. Lewis then went on to direct and star in The Nutty Professor and many other movies. He left filmmaking in the 1970s to focus on supporting and fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Who was responsible for reuniting Martin and Lewis during a 1976 MDA telethon? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Indictments Made in Iran-Contra Affair (1988)


Indictments Made in Iran-Contra Affair (1988)

In 1985, members of the US National Security Council (NSC) secretly authorized weapons sales to Iran in an attempt to secure the release of US hostages held in Lebanon by pro-Iranian militias. Part of the $48 million profit was then diverted to Nicaraguan Contra rebels, in violation of a 1984 law banning such assistance. After a Senate investigation, NSC members Oliver North and John M. Poindexter were indicted and convicted of various offenses. Why were their convictions later overturned? More… Discuss

Egyptian court hands down death sentence to Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 13 others, state media


THE HOLY ROSARY PORTAL: ACCESS HERE OR FROM THE NEW WIDGETON THE SIDEBAR (LISTEN TO SCHUBERT’S ‘AVE MARIA’


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THE HOLY ROSARY PORTAL: ACCESS AND PRAY FOR THE CHRISTIAN WORLD!

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food: Bagels


Bagels

A bagel is a yeast-raised, doughnut-shaped roll with a hard crust. The dough, sometimes flavored, is chilled, then dropped briefly into nearly boiling water, and then baked. A 1610 document from Krakow mentions “beygls” given as gifts to women in childbirth, but the document is not clear as to what a “beygl” is. Ashkenazi immigrants brought the bagel to New York City in the 1880s, but it didn’t become popular in North America until when? More… Discuss

Pope Saint John Paul II: The rosary as a special ‘Prayer for World Peace’.


In the largest live telecast of its kind, Pope John Paul II leads a worldwide congregation of worshipers on five continents in a complete recitation of the rosary as a special ‘Prayer for World Peace.

world: carcass


carcass

Definition: (noun) Remains from which the substance or character is gone.
Synonyms: remains, remnants
Usage: At one end of the camp lies the carcass of an aircraft which crashed in the mountains. Discuss.

From CNN : Russia puts Northern Fleet on ‘full alert’


Russia puts Northern Fleet on ‘full alert’
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/16/europe/russia-arctic-military-exercises/index.html

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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 : Saudi warning on Iran nuclear deal


Saudi warning on Iran nuclear deal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31901961

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From BBC news : Final appeals before Israel election


Final appeals before Israel election http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31904962

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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 BBC news : Assad calls for US action on talks


Assad calls for US action on talks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31904971

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From BBC news : Big rallies against Brazil president


Big rallies against Brazil president http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31899507

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From BBC news : Venezuela decree powers divide opinion


Venezuela decree powers divide opinion http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31903458

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From BBC news : Blackberry firm unveils new tablet


Blackberry firm unveils new tablet http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31904541

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From BBC news : Ashes and death: What Boko Haram left behind


Ashes and death: What Boko Haram left behind http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31902549

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From BBC news : The perils of feeding bread to ducks


The perils of feeding bread to ducks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-31903778

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From NPR News: Malaria


The World Could Be On The Verge Of Losing A Powerful Malaria Drug http://n.pr/1zqKX1D

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From NPR News: Kerry Talks Over Iran’s Nuclear Program


Kerry To Resume Talks Over Iran’s Nuclear Program http://n.pr/1AIh78u

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From NPR News: Jerusalem’s Devide


A Rail Line That Crosses Jerusalem’s Divide, But Can’t Unite It http://n.pr/1Awbb2f

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