Daily Archives: March 29, 2015

From BBC : Mad Men to live on at Smithsonian


Mad Men to live on at Smithsonian http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32105639

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From BBC news : A question for Indian men: What does your wife do?


A question for Indian men: What does your wife do? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-31828529

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From France 24 :


The ‘moderate’ imam who claims ‘all women are selfish’

http://f24.my/1CzgVNX

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From BBC news : Iran minister to meet world powers


Iran minister to meet world powers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32111464

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From CNN : Angelina Jolie tells kids ‘different is good’


Angelina Jolie tells kids ‘different is good’
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/29/entertainment/angelina-jolie-nickelodeon-feat/index.html

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From NPR News


At Palm Sunday Mass, Pope Remembers Germanwings Crash Victims http://n.pr/1I9wImO

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Saint of the Day for Sunday, March 29th, 2015: St. Berthold


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St. Berthold

Considered by some historians to be the founder of the Carmelite Order. He was born in Limoges, France, and proved a brilliant student at the University of Paris. Ordained a priest, Berthold joined … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Borrowed Days


Borrowed Days

According to an old Scottish rhyme, the last three days in March were “borrowed” from April, in return for which March promised to destroy three young sheep. Other references go back even farther. Both an ancient calendar of the Church of Rome and a 1548 book known as The Complaynt of Scotland allude to the days at the end of March as being more like winter than spring. Whatever their origin, it seems likely that the wet, windy weather that so often comes at the end of March gave rise to the notion that this month had to “borrow” some additional time. More… Discuss

quotation: One man’s ways may be as good as another’s, but we all like our own best. Jane Austen


One man’s waysmay be as good as another’s, but we all like our own best.Jane Austen (1775-1817) Discuss

today’s birthday: Cy Young (1867)


Cy Young (1867)

Born Denton True Young, Cy Young was an American baseball player for whom the prestigious Cy Young Award—presented annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball—is named. In his 22-year major league career, he pitched in 906 games. Known for his excellent control and ability to outwit batters, Young holds the record for winning the most games—511—including 76 shutouts and three no-hitters. In 1904, he pitched the American League’s first perfect game. How did Young get the nickname “Cy”? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Ireland Bans Smoking in All Public Places (2004)


Ireland Bans Smoking in All Public Places (2004)

In the latter part of the 20th century, research on the health risks of secondhand tobacco smoke spurred legislative bodies throughout the world to consider smoking bans. On March 29, 2004, Ireland became the first country to implement a nationwide ban on smoking in public places, including all enclosed workplaces. Many nations have since followed with similar legislation. Which Pope instituted the first known public smoking ban in 1590 by threatening smokers with excommunication? More… Discuss

Flea Markets


Flea Markets

Flea markets are gatherings of buyers and vendors in open-market layouts. The vast majority of flea markets in rural areas sell goods that are secondhand, while newer but usually inexpensive items can be found at larger urban markets. The original flea market is likely the extant Marché aux puces in the northern suburbs of Paris, named after the flea-infested clothing and rags originally sold there in the 17th cent. What is a car boot sale? More… Discuss

ostentatious


ostentatious

Definition: (adjective) Intended to attract notice and impress others.
Synonyms: pretentious, showy
Usage: His ostentatious displays of wealth did nothing to impress his neighbors, who were proud of their middle-class status. Discuss.

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From BBC news : Calls to ‘boycott’ Indiana after law


Calls to ‘boycott’ Indiana after law http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32094331

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From BBC news : Silicon Valley firm wins bias case


Silicon Valley firm wins bias case http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32094337

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From BBC news : Photographer defends period photo


Photographer defends period photo http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/32105388

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From CNN : Boehner says Israel trip not a victory lap


Boehner says Israel trip not a victory lap
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/29/politics/john-boehner-israel-trip-netanyahu-obama/index.html

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From NPR News: Making Cheese in the land of the Bible


Making Cheese In The Land Of The Bible: Add Myrrh And A Leap Of Faith http://n.pr/1BzUJzr

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From NPR News: lndiana’s Freedom…


Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Sparks Firestorm Of Controversy http://n.pr/1I4wWvm

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From BBC news : A very Singaporean send-off


A very Singaporean send-off http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-32082134

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From BBC news : Arab League to create military force


Arab League to create military force http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32106939

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From BBC news : Powers intensify Iran nuclear talks


Powers intensify Iran nuclear talks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32105158

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