Daily Archives: March 20, 2015

From CNN : GOP seizes on Obama-Netanyahu rift


GOP seizes on Obama-Netanyahu rift
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/20/politics/republicans-israel-benjamin-netanyahu-barack-obama/index.html

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From France 24 : deadly car bomb


Deadly car bombs strike Syrian Kurdish new year celebration

http://f24.my/1MRy8Wl

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From France 24 : Italy Restores Pompeii Villa


Italy restores Pompeii villa as EU funding deadline looms

http://f24.my/1MRs93P

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From BBC news : US school sorry for Arabic pledge


US school sorry for Arabic pledge http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/31989874

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From BBC w Bodies found in Boko Haram town


Bodies found in Boko Haram town http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31991752

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From BBC news : IS claims Yemen mosque bombings


IS claims Yemen mosque bombings http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31989844

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Rimsky-Korsakov – Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 Conductor: Zubin Mehta Orchestra: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra


Rimsky-Korsakov – Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

ANTONIN DVORAK ” SONG TO THE MOON” FROM RUSALKA


ANTONIN DVORAK ” SONG TO THE MOON” FROM RUSALKA

Joachim Raff – Symphony No 11 in A minor, Op 214 – Philharmonia Hungarica Werner Andreas Albert, conductor


Joachim Raff – Symphony No 11 in A minor, Op 214 – Albert

Pray the Rosary – Tuesday and Friday – The Sorrowful Mysteries – Powerful Prayers for Miracles


Pray the Rosary – Tuesday and Friday – The Sorrowful Mysteries – Powerful Prayers for Miracles

word of wisdom: BIBLE – †Luke 16:13†


Parallel Verses New International Version “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

 

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

16:13-18 To this parable our Lord added a solemn warning. Ye cannot serve God and the world, so divided are the two interests. When our Lord spoke thus, the covetous Pharisees treated his instructions with contempt. But he warned them, that what they contended for as the law, was a wresting of its meaning: this our Lord showed in a case respecting divorce. There are many covetous sticklers for the forms of godliness, who are the bitterest enemies to its power, and try to set others against the truth.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13No servant can serve two masters… Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Very vividly is this experience brought out in the great parable which immediately follows There the rich man was evidently one who observed the sacred ritual of the Law of Moses: this we learn without doubt from his conversation after death with Abraham. Thus he tried, after his light, to serve God, but he also served mammon: this we learn, too, clearly from the description given to us of his life, from the mention of the gorgeous apparel and the sumptuous feeding. The service of the two was incompatible, and we know from the sombre sequel of the story to which master the rich man really held, and whom – alas for him! – in his heart he despised.

Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible

No servant can serve two masters,…. See Gill on Matthew 6:24.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

King: ‘I don’t understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second’ – CNN.com


(CNN)Republican Rep. Steve King suggested Friday that some American Jews feel like “Democrats first and Jewish second.”

 

By Jeremy Diamond, CNN

Updated 5:48 PM ET, Fri March 20, 2015

(CNN)Republican Rep. Steve King suggested Friday that some American Jews feel like “Democrats first and Jewish second.”

“Here is what I don’t understand, I don’t understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following their President,” King, a hardline conservative from Iowa, said Friday on Boston Herald Radio,

“It says this, they’re knee-jerk supporters of the President’s policy,” King said.

As a Republican from Iowa, King has met with virtually every Republican considering a 2016 presidential run, hosting the first cattle call of 2016 Republican hopefuls in Iowa in January.

King was responding to a question about the nearly 60 Democrats, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who decided to boycott Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress earlier this month. Netanyahu came to Congress in defiance of the White House to sound the alarm over the Obama administration’s negotiations with Iran, stressing that President Barack Obama was preparing to reach a “bad deal” on Iran’s nuclear program.

Executive director of the American Jewish Committee, a leading global Jewish advocacy group, David Harris, was quick to condemn King’s comments, calling them “painfully wrongheaded and hurtful.”

“It’s a painfully wrongheaded understanding of American Jews and this kind of collective description should have no place in American political discourse,” Harris told CNN. “American Jews, like other faith and ethnic groups, are a very diverse community in their thinking, in their policies and in their voting behavior.”

Harris added it was wrong to equate criticism of Netanyahu as anti-Israel, pointing out that there’s no “single Jewish outlook or point of view.

“I know lots of American Jews who support the President and many others who don’t support the President on Israel on Iran policy,” Harris added.

When asked if anti-Semitism was a factor — it’s not clear if the host was referring to Obama’s policies — King said yes, along with “plain liberalism.”

King’s office did not immediately respond to multiple requests for comment.

According to recent polls, a majority of American Jews support the Democratic Party.

Several Jewish groups also criticized Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress and his repudiation last week of a Palestinian state in the lead-up to the elections.

Netanyahu has since walked back those comments, insisting that he supports a “sustainable, peaceful two-state solution.”

A number of Jewish groups — both in the U.S. and Israel — advocate for a two-state solution and some oppose Netanyahu’s position on the peace process.

via King: ‘I don’t understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second’ – CNN.com.

Back in the USSR? Spying and control in the new Crimea – CNN.com (‘davai ceas, davai palton…’)


Photos: Crisis in Crimea and Ukraine 44 photos
Ukraine crisis captured by CNN Teams – KIEV, UKRAINE: After the deaths of 25 people during clashes a day earlier, Ukrainian protesters prepare to stand and fight again on February 19. Photo taken by CNN’s Andrew Carey on February 19.

KIEV, UKRAINE:  After the deaths of 25 people during clashes a day earlier, Ukrainian protesters prepare to stand and fight again on February 19.  Photo taken by CNN's Andrew Carey on February 19.

Photos: Crisis in Crimea and Ukraine 44 photos Ukraine crisis captured by CNN Teams – KIEV, UKRAINE: After the deaths of 25 people during clashes a day earlier, Ukrainian protesters prepare to stand and fight again on February 19. Photo taken by CNN’s Andrew Carey on February 19.

 

Story highlights

Life under total surveillance and control now the norm in Crimea, says writer

Old Soviet practice of denunciation has become commonplace, he says

He writes: The harder life gets in Crimea, the more people support Putin

editor’s Notes:  “The writer lives and works in Crimea and has asked CNN to protect their identity. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.”

(CNN)How can I describe life in Crimea after a year under Russia’s control?

You start saying things like “Let’s not talk about this on the phone” and become careful about the Facebook pages you “like.”

Because total surveillance and control has become routine — like it was in the Soviet Union.

In just one year so much has been lost and many Crimeans seem to have forgotten rights that were part of everyone’s life.

There is a growing level of censorship, inequality and political repression of those who don’t agree with the government.

via Back in the USSR? Spying and control in the new Crimea – CNN.com.

Further reference:


Back in the U.S.S.R. The Beatles (With Lyrics)

Roses are blue: Amazing sketch from my SketchGuru


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Today’s beautiful rose: Amazing sketch from my SketchGuru


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From CNN : A.J. Pero, Twisted Sister drummer, dead at 55


A.J. Pero, Twisted Sister drummer, dead at 55
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/20/entertainment/aj-pero-twisted-sister-dead-feat/index.html

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From CNN : Spying and control in the new Crimea


Spying and control in the new Crimea
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/20/opinions/crimea-anniversary/index.html

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From CNN : Rep. King: U.S. Jews are Democrats first


Rep. King: U.S. Jews are Democrats first
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/20/politics/steve-king-jews-demcorats-first-jewish-second/index.html

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From NPR News: In Tikrit Offensive…


In Tikrit Offensive, Local Sunnis, Shiite Militias Are Unlikely Allies http://n.pr/1xCrVol

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From NPR News: the power of friendship on a failing mind


‘Looks Like Laury’ Shines The Power Of Friendship On A Failing Mind http://n.pr/1MLF1qh

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From NPR News: Exxon settlement falls short of damage


Exxon Settlement Falls Short Of Damage, N.J. Democrats Say http://n.pr/1BSyqar

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From NPR News: for a good snooze…


For A Good Snooze, Take One Melatonin, Add Eye Mask And Earplugs http://n.pr/1BSWF8D

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From NPR News: unhappiness day seeks Napoli’s tell how to not worry and be happy


On Happiness Day, 6 Nepalis Tell How To Not Worry And Be Happy http://n.pr/1xCbKHv

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From NPR News: remains of September 11th victim identified


Remains Of Sept. 11 Victim Identified http://n.pr/1ALFT8G

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From NPR News: nothing Yahoo says a Palestinian state is unachievable today…


Netanyahu Says A Palestinian State Is ‘Unachievable’ Today http://n.pr/1xCgxbS

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From NPR News: the time a cartoonist was told…


The Time A Cartoonist Was Told To ‘Lighten Up’ A Character http://n.pr/1EAoPGl

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From NPR News: INTERIOR DEPT. ISSUES NEW FRACKING RULES…


Interior Dept. Issues New Fracking Rules For Federal Lands http://n.pr/1EANUkA

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From BBC news : US Republican plans Netanyahu visit


US Republican plans Netanyahu visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/31987612

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From BBC news : Inquiry into Afghan woman’s killing


Inquiry into Afghan woman’s killing http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-31989841

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From BBC news : Clarkson alludes to ‘BBC sacking’


Clarkson alludes to ‘BBC sacking’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31981751

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From BBC news : Ebola diagnosis hits Liberia hopes


Ebola diagnosis hits Liberia hopes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31991748

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From France 24 :


US weighs options in ‘reassessing’ support for Israel

http://f24.my/1C5KwOV

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From France 24 :


PSG to face Barca, Real against Atletico in Champions League quarters

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From France 24 :


Deadly twin blasts target mosques in Yemeni capital

http://f24.my/1MPT14g

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EU crisis talks end with Greek reform pledge

http://f24.my/1MPH0f0

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From France 24 :


Tunisia museum attackers ‘trained in Libya’

http://f24.my/1C3TpIX

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From France 24 :


Eclipse thrills on remote Arctic islands, clouds mar for some

http://f24.my/1OccPQR

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From France 24 :


Yemeni tribesmen free kidnapped Frenchwoman

http://f24.my/1MSAOkC

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From France 24 :


US Senate to delay committee’s Iran bill vote

http://f24.my/1B7CLDj

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From NPR News. Food Stamps


Both Parties Agree The Food Stamp Program Needs To Change. But How? http://n.pr/18MRaOG

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From BBC news : Isaac Newton royal medal discovery


Isaac Newton royal medal discovery http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-31965063

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From BBC news : NY chokehold evidence to stay secret


NY chokehold evidence to stay secret http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31978261

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From BBC news : US Republican plans Netanyahu visit


US Republican plans Netanyahu visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/31987612

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Richard Strauss: Don Quixote op. 35 (1897) , great compositions/performances


Richard Strauss: Don Quixote op. 35 (1897)

Historic Musical Bits: Brahms – Symphony No. 2 – Wiener Philharmoniker – Leonard Bernstein – 1982, great compositions/performances


Brahms – Symphony No. 2 – Wiener Philharmoniker – Leonard Bernstein – 1982

Nascut astazi, MArtie 20, 43 i.e.n: Publius Ovidius Naso (43 î.e.n. — 17 e.n.) – Statuia lui Ovidiu din Constanța


Statuia lui Ovidiu din Constanța

De la Wikipedia, enciclopedia liberă
 

 Statuia lui Ovidiu din Constanţa

Statuia lui Ovidiu din Constanța este un monument din orașul Constanța. A fost executată în 1887 de sculptorul italian Ettore Ferrari. O replică identică se află din 1925 la Sulmona (Italia).

Este așezată în partea veche a orașului, în Piața Ovidiu, în fața primei clădiri a Primăriei Constanța, azi Muzeului Național de Istorie și Arheologie, lângă portul Tomis.

Cu ceva timp în urmă,[Când?] statuia lui Ovidiu a fost toaletată necorespunzător. [1]

 Statuia lui Ovidiu în anul 1941

Descriere

Primul dintre monumentele statuare ridicat la Constanța după reintrarea sub administrație românească este cel care îl înfățișează pe marele poet roman Publius Ovidius Naso (43 î.e.n. — 17 e.n.). Statuia din bronz îl înfățișează pe Ovidiu într-o atitudine adânc meditativă. Dezvelirea statuii, în august 1887, a prilejuit o adevărată sărbătoare la care au participat toți constănțenii, în frunte cu prefectul Remus Opreanu, inițiatorul „Comitetului pentru statuia lui Ovidiu”.

Statuia se află pe un soclu de marmură albă, pe care este încrustată o placă cu un text din „Tristele”.

„Sub astă piatră zace Ovidiu cântărețul
Iubirilor gingașe răpus de al său talent.
O, tu ce treci pe aicea și dacă ai iubit vreodată
Te roagă pentru dânsul sa-i fie somnul lin.”

Inițial statuia a fost amplasată cu fața spre nord, construcția Palatului Primăriei impunând, în 1921, mutarea pe actualul loc. În cursul ocupației Germano-Bulgare, în anii 1916-1918, statuia a fost dată jos de pe soclu de armata bulgară, pentru a fi luată ca pradă de război, dar intervenția unor ofițeri germani a oprit originala “inițiativă culturală”; până la revenirea autorităților românești, în noiembrie 1918, statuia a fost adăpostită în subsolul Primăriei. În 1925, o replică fidelă a acestei opere a fost dezvelită în orașul natal al poetului – Sulmona.


Statue of Ovid in Constanta:
(translated by Google Translate)
 

Statue of Ovidiu Constanta Constanta is a monument in the city. He was executed in 1887 by the Italian sculptor Ettore Ferrari. A replica is from 1925 to Sulmona (Italy).

It is situated in the old town, Ovidiu Square, in front of the first building of Constanta City Hall, today the National Museum of History and Archaeology, near the port Tomis.

Some time ago, [when?] Ovid’s statue was inadequate taken care of. [1]
Statue of Ovid in 1941
Description
The first statutory monuments raised in Constanta after re under Romanian administration is one that depicts the great Roman poet Ovid (43 BC – 17 AD). The bronze statue depicts Ovidiu a deep meditative attitude. Unveiling the statue, in August 1887 brought about a veritable feast attended by all Constantenii, headed by the Prefect Remus Opreanu initiator “Ovid’s statue Committee”.The statue stands on a pedestal of white marble, which is encrusted plate with a text of “Tristia”. 

“Under this stone lies Ovidiu singer
Tender love succumbed to his talent.
O you who pass by and if you ever loved aicea
I pray for him to be his gentle sleep. “

Originally the statue was placed facing north, requiring the construction of the Palace Hall in 1921, moving to the current place. In the German-Bulgarian occupation in the years 1916-1918, the statue was taken down from the pedestal of the Bulgarian army, to be taken as war booty, but the intervention of German officers stopped the original “cultural values”; to return Romanian authorities in November 1918, the statue was housed in the basement of City Hall. In 1925, a replica of this work was unveiled in hometown of poet – Sulmona.

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 20

1413   Henry IV of England is succeed by his son Henry V.
1739   In India, Nadir Shah of Persia occupies Delhi and takes possession of the Peacock throne.
1760   The Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings.
1792   In Paris, the Legislative Assembly approves the use of the guillotine.
1815   Napoleon Bonaparte enters Paris and begins his 100-day rule.
1841   Edgar Allen Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue, considered the first detective story, is published.
1852   Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin is published.
1906   Army officers in Russia mutiny at Sevastopol.
1915   The French call off the Champagne offensive on the Western Front.
1918   The Bolsheviks of the Soviet Union ask for American aid to rebuild their army.
1922   President Warren G. Harding orders U.S. troops back from the Rhineland.
1932   The German dirigible, Graf Zepplin, makes the first flight to South America on regular schedule.
1939   President Franklin D. Roosevelt names William O. Douglas to the Supreme Court.
1940   The British Royal Air Force conducts an all-night air raid on the Nazi airbase at Sylt, Germany.
1943   The Allies attack Field Marshall Erwin Rommel’s forces on the Mareth Line in North Africa.
1965   President Lyndon B. Johnson orders 4,000 troops to protect the Selma-Montgomery civil rights marchers.
1969   Senator Edward Kennedy calls on the United States to close all bases in Taiwan.
1976   Patty Hearst is convicted of armed robbery.
1982   U.S. scientists return from Antarctica with the first land mammal fossils found there.
1987   The United State approves AZT, a drug that is proven to slow the progress of AIDS.
Born on March 20
43BC   Ovid, Roman poet.
1811   Napoleon II, son of Napoleon Bonaparte, Duke of Reichstadt.
1828   Henrik Isben, Norwegian dramatist (Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler).
1904   B.F. Skinner, American psychologist.
1917   Dame Vera Lynn , British singer.
1922   Raymond Walter Goulding, Radio comedian of Bob and Ray fame.
1925   John Ehrlichman, White House advisor to President Nixon.
1928   Fred Rogers, television performer (Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood).
1957   Shelton ‘Spike’ Lee, film director (Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X).

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today’s image: USS Langley



USS Langley

On March 20, 1922, the 11,500-ton Langley was commissioned into the U.S. Navy as America’s first aircraft carrier. Langley was not regarded as a beautiful ship. Her flight deck was 533 feet long and 64 feet wide with an open-sided hanger deck, inspiring the nickname ‘the Old Covered Wagon.’ Under the leadership of Commander Kenneth Whiting, Langley served as a base for reconnaissance aircraft and a laboratory to develop new procedures for launching and recovering planes, such as the use of cross-deck arresting wires to brake incoming aircraft. This photograph shows a Douglas DT-2 airplane taking off from her flight deck.

Photo: U.S. Naval Historical Center

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Saint of the Day for Friday, March 20th, 2015: Bl. John of Parma


today’s holiday: Alahamady Be (2015)


Alahamady Be (2015)

Alahamady Be is New Year’s Day in Madagascar. The Malagasy new year traditionally begins in March, with the appearance of the year’s first new moon. People put on their best clothes, feast, give presents, and sing religious songs. The celebration is particularly festive in the capital city of Antananarivo. The townspeople make their way to the sacred royal hill known as Ambohimanga to offer prayers to the departed. When these devotions are completed, it’s time to eat. The feasting is an opportunity for families and friends to get together and wish each other luck in the coming year. More… Discuss