Daily Archives: March 18, 2015

Jerusalem Quartet Alexander Borodin String Quartet N 2 Notturno


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Jerusalem Quartet Alexander Borodin String Quartet N 2 Notturno

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Psalter map, 13th c A map of the world, with Jerusalem at the centre and the monstrous races on the outermost edge,BL


Chopin Schumann Etudes Recording Lisitsa


Chopin Schumann Etudes Recording Lisitsa

Stanford scientists make leukemia ‘grow up’ and eat itself— Engadget (@engadget)


Liszt Sonata B Minor Valentina Lisitsa, great compositions/performances


Liszt Sonata B Minor Valentina Lisitsa

From NPR News


How Malaria In The Brain Kills: Doctors Solve A Medical Mystery http://n.pr/1xskP5O

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From NPR News


Bad Blood Gets Worse Between Barack, Bibi And Israel http://n.pr/1GXFBPA

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From BBC news : Tunisia in ‘war against terror’


Tunisia in ‘war against terror’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31956026

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From BBC news : Charles and Camilla tour US monuments


Charles and Camilla tour US monuments http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31936509

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From BBC news : Putin admits Crimea sanctions damage


Putin admits Crimea sanctions damage http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31945962

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From BBC w US drone ‘kills al-Shabab leader’


US drone ‘kills al-Shabab leader’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31947949

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From BBC news : US concern over Israel poll rhetoric


US concern over Israel poll rhetoric http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31953207

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From France 24 : POPE MEETS SUDANESE CHRISTIAN


Pope meets Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan

http://f24.my/UuzkbC

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From France 24 : SUDAN


UN peacekeepers ‘look on’ as ‘Russia-backed’ war rages in Darfur

http://f24.my/1yJyEfS

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From France 24 : SUDAN


Sudan frees woman sentenced to hang for ‘converting’

http://f24.my/TnYyIs

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From France 24 : SUDAN


Top UN officials ordered to leave Sudan for ‘insulting’ the country

http://f24.my/1ATe0ye

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HRW accuses Sudanese soldiers of mass rape in Darfur

http://f24.my/1vl5Nh7

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From France 24 : SOUTH SUDAN


African Union, UN slam failure of South Sudan peace talks

http://f24.my/1A6l9Z0

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From France 24 : GREECE ADOPTS ANTI-POVERTY LAW DESPITE ALLEGED EU ROW


Greece adopts ‘anti-poverty’ law despite alleged EU row

http://f24.my/1bfpgMG

 

From France 24 : CRIMEA’S ISOLATIONISM


Video: Crimea’s isolation increasing after Russian annexation

http://f24.my/1bf43T9

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Dieudonné sentenced over Facebook post on Charlie Hebdo attack

http://f24.my/1bfccHa

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From France 24 : Annexation…


Russia signs ‘annexation’ deal with South Ossetia

http://f24.my/1bffKsT

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From CNN : Tunisia: 8 killed in attack on museum


Tunisia: 8 killed in attack on museum
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/18/africa/tunisia-parliament-evacuated/index.html

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‘Netanyahu deserves the Israeli people, and they deserve him’

http://f24.my/1beRIOO

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Gunmen target tourists in central Tunis

http://f24.my/1beXfoD

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, March 18th, 2015: St. Cyril of Jerusalem


Image of St. Cyril of Jerusalem

St. Cyril of Jerusalem Pray for us!

“Make your fold with the sheep; flee from the wolves: depart not from the Church,” Cyril admonished catechumens surrounded by heresy. These were prophetic words for Cyril was to be hounded … continue reading

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At least eight tourists killed, others taken hostage in Tunisia parliament attack— Reuters Top News (@Reuters)


#France cut welfare benefits for 290 jihadists last year


†Pray the Rosary – Wednesday and Sunday – The Glorious Mysteries – Powerful Prayers for Miracles† : Enjoy Peace and Love


†Pray the Rosary – Wednesday and Sunday – The Glorious Mysteries – Powerful Prayers for Miracles†

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 18

37   The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius’ will and proclaims Caligula emperor.
1692   William Penn is deprived of his governing powers.
1863   Confederate women riot in Salisbury, N.C. to protest the lack of flour and salt in the South.
1865   The Congress of the Confederate States of America adjourns for the last time.
1874   Hawaii signs a treaty giving exclusive trading rights with the islands to the United States.
1881   Barnum and Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth opens in Madison Square Gardens.
1911   Theodore Roosevelt opens the Roosevelt Dam in Phoenix, Ariz., the largest dam in the United States to date.
1913   Greek King George I is killed by an assassin. Constantine I is to succeed.
1916   On the Eastern Front, the Russians counter the Verdun assault with an attack at Lake Naroch. The Russians lose 100,000 men and the Germans lose 20,000.
1917   The Germans sink the U.S. ships, City of Memphis, Vigilante and the Illinois, without any type of warning.
1922   Mahatma Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience in India.
1939   Georgia finally ratifies the Bill of Rights, 150 years after the birth of the federal government. Connecticut and Massachusetts, the only other states to hold out, also ratify the Bill of Rights in this year.
1942   The third military draft begins in the United States.
1943   Adolf Hitler calls off the offensive in the Caucasus.
1943   American forces take Gafsa in Tunisia.
1944   The Russians reach the Rumanian border.
1950   Nationalist troops land on the mainland of China and capture Communist-held Sungmen.
1953   The Braves baseball team announces that they are moving from Boston to Milwaukee.
1965   Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov becomes the first man to spacewalk when he exits his Voskhod 2 space capsule while in orbit around the Earth.
1969   President Richard M. Nixon authorizes Operation Menue, the’secret’ bombing of Cambodia.
1970   The U.S. Postal Service is paralyzed by the first postal strike.
1971   U.S. helicopters airlift 1,000 South Vietnamese soldiers out of Laos.
1975   South Vietnam abandons most of the Central Highlands to North Vietnamese forces.
1981   The United States discloses biological weapons tests in Texas in 1966.
1986   Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson.
Born on March 18
1782   John C. Calhoun, U.S. statesman.
1837   Stephen Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States (1885-1889 and 1893-1897), the only U.S. president elected for two nonconsecutive terms.
1842   Stephane Mallarme, French symbolist poet.
1858   Rudolf Diesel, German engineer who designed the compression-ignition engine.
1869   Neville Chamberlin, British Prime Minister (1937-40).
1893   Wilfred Owen, World War I poet.
1932   John Updike, American poet and novelist.
1936   Frederik W. deKlerk, President of the Republic of South Africa.

– See more at: http://www.historynet.com/today-in-history#sthash.YfK0fPcm.dpuf

today’s picture: Amos Two Bulls



Amos Two Bulls

Amos Two Bulls, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, poses for photographer Gertrude K?sebier in 1901.

Photo: Library of Congress

The Wild Dove , Antonin Dvorak , Alexander Rahbari with London Philharmonic Orchestra , great compositions/performances


The Wild Dove , Antonin Dvorak , Alexander Rahbari with London Philharmonic Orchestra

Ottorino Respighi – Trittico botticelliano / Three Botticelli Pictures ,great compositions/performances


Ottorino Respighi – Trittico botticelliano / Three Botticelli Pictures

Schubert Symphony No 6 C major, D.589, Bavarian RSO Maazel ,great compositions/performances


Franz Schubert Symphony No. 6 in C major, D. 589
Lorin Maazel conducts Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mozart / Serenade in G major, K. 525 “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” (Mackerras) , great compositions/performances


Mozart / Serenade in G major, K. 525 “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” (Mackerras)

Happy Birthday Korsakov: “Scheherazade ” Symphonic Suite Op.35 , great compositions/performances


Rimsky Korsakov : “Scheherazade ” Symphonic Suite Op.35

today’s holidsay: Congo National Days (2015)


Congo National Days (2015)

The Republic of the Congo has two historical holidays in addition to its independence day: the assassination of President Marien Ngouabi on March 18, 1977, and the beginning of the civil war on June 5, 1997, which restored President Denis Sassou-Nguesso to power. More… Discuss

quotation: H.G. Wells


There’s nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn’t abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile.

H.G. Wells (1866-1946) Discuss

today’s birthday: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844) (Flight of the Bumble Bee, Itzhak Perlman)


Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844)

Rimsky-Korsakov, a Russian composer noted for his skill in orchestration, completed his first symphony at the age of 21, while serving as a midshipman with the Imperial Russian Navy. In 1871, he became a professor at St. Petersburg Conservatory, and he taught many famous future composers, including Igor Stravinsky. As a member of a group of nationalist composers known as “The Five,” Rimsky-Korsakov aimed to write music of distinctively Russian character. What often inspired his work? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Largest Art Theft in US History (1990)


Largest Art Theft in US History (1990)

On March 18, 1990, thieves disguised as police officers broke into Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and stole 13 works of art, including paintings by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Manet, and Degas. The crime, considered the largest art theft in US history, remains unsolved. Due to the strict provisions of Gardner’s will, which stipulate that the collection remain unchanged, the paintings’ empty frames remain on display in their original locations. What group is suspected of carrying out the heist? More… Discuss

Tyne Bridge


Tyne Bridge

The Tyne Bridge is a compression arch suspended-deck bridge over the River Tyne, in northeastern England, near the site of the earliest bridge built there by the Romans. The design of the bridge was based on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which in turn derived its design from New York’s Hell Gate Bridge. The plan for the bridge was approved in 1924, and it was officially opened in 1928 by King George V. What parts of the bridge were never completed and remain unused? More… Discuss

quotidian


quotidian

Definition: (adjective) Everyday; commonplace.
Synonyms: mundane, routine, workaday
Usage: There’s nothing quite like a real train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute. Discuss.

Best Playlist: Watch “Songs From Bones” on YouTube


Songs From Bones: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE7E3F21DEE0EC40C

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Watch “Lenka – The Show (New Version)” on YouTube


Lenka – The Show (New Version): https://youtu.be/elsh3J5lJ6g

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From France 24 :


France cut welfare benefits for 290 jihadists last year

http://f24.my/1beHBJU

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From NPR News: toxic fallout from Energy Company


After Toxic Ash Spill, Energy Company And Locals Struggle Over Solution http://n.pr/18YAG5D

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From NPR News: What Right-to-work (means no Labor Unions, no collective bargaining, just plain 18th century Labor relations)


Kentucky Right-To-Work Battle Shifts To Counties http://n.pr/1GiCQsg

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From NPR News: Automatic Votor Registration…


Would Automatic Voter Registration Increase Turnout? http://n.pr/18XZIC3

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From BBC news : Bacteria programmed to find tumours


Bacteria programmed to find tumours http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31869120

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From BBC news : Sierra Leone vice-president sacked


Sierra Leone vice-president sacked http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31941025

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