Daily Archives: March 31, 2015

Words of wisdom.


You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
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From CNN : 5 travel spots that just got cheaper for Americans


5 travel spots that just got cheaper for Americans
http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/30/investing/strong-dollar-cheap-travel/index.html

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From CNN : Elizabeth Warren tells Wall Street: ‘Bring it on’


Elizabeth Warren tells Wall Street: ‘Bring it on’
http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/30/investing/elizabeth-warren-wall-street-donations-bring-it-on/index.html

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From CNN : Ancient potion recipe kills MRSA superbug


Ancient potion recipe kills MRSA superbug
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/31/health/anglo-saxon-potion-mrsa/index.html

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From CNN : Defense rests in Boston bombing case


Defense rests in Boston bombing case
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/31/us/boston-marathon-bombing-trial/index.html

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From NPR News dozens of countries join China-backed Bank Oposed by Washington


Dozens Of Countries Join China-Backed Bank Opposed By Washington http://n.pr/1NAvYsu

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From France 24 : French Senate bill to punish prosecutes’ clients


French Senate overturns bill to punish prostitutes’ clients

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From France 24 : Four out of five Syrians live in poverty, UN chief says


Four out of five Syrians live in poverty, UN chief says

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From France 24 : us pharmacist and doctors against: lethal injection


US pharmacists join doctors in urging against lethal injection

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From France 24 : EU ends 30 years of milk quotas


Mixed feelings as EU ends 30 years of milk quotas

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From France 24 : coupon look told Lufthansa of ‘depressive episodes’


Co-pilot told Lufthansa of ‘depressive episode’

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From France 24 : Turkish prosecutor dies…


Turkish prosecutor dies from wounds sustained in hostage crisis

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From France 24 : Iran nuclear talks


Iran nuclear talks push past deadline as US threatens to walk away

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this pressed for….TRANSPARENCY: U.S. Nerve Gas Hit Our Own Troops in Iraq| via NEWSWEEK/REUTERS


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U.S. Nerve Gas Hit Our Own Troops in Iraq

By Barbara Koeppel 3/27/15 at 11:52 AM

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Filed Under: U.S., Iraq War

During and immediately after the first Gulf War, more than 200,000 of 700,000 U.S. troops sent to Iraq and Kuwait in January 1991 were exposed to nerve gas and other chemical agents. Though aware of this, the Department of Defense and CIA launched a campaign of lies and concocted a cover-up that continues today.

A quarter of a century later, the troops nearest the explosions are dying of brain cancer at two to three times the rate of those who were farther away. Others have lung cancer or debilitating chronic diseases, and pain.

More complications lie ahead.

via U.S. Nerve Gas Hit Our Own Troops in Iraq.| NEWSWEEK/REUTERS

W. A. Mozart – Missa Brevis in D major ,KV 194, (186h) great compositions/performances


W. A. Mozart – KV 194 (186h) – Missa brevis in D major  (Salzburg and dated August 8, 1774.)

Adolphe Adam : “Giselle” (Paris Opera Ballet, 2006) , great compositions/performances


Adolphe Adam : “Giselle” (Paris Opera Ballet, 2006)

 

 

the best Classical music: Schubert Symphony No 2 B flat major Maazel Bavarian RSO , great compositions/performances


Schubert Symphony No 2 B flat major Maazel Bavarian RSO

 

historic musical bits, : Sviatoslav Richter – Bach – Keyboard Concerto No 3 in D major, BWV 105, great compositions/performances4


Sviatoslav Richter – Bach – Keyboard Concerto No 3 in D major, BWV 1054

Historic musical bits: Sviatoslav Richter – Liszt – Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major , great compositions/performances


Sviatoslav Richter – Liszt – Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major

today’s image: Opening of the Eiffel Tower



Opening of the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower officially opened to the public on March 31, 1889. Constructed of 7,000 tons of iron and steel, the 984-foot structure was designed by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel for the Paris Exhibition of 1889, commemorating the centennial of the French Revolution. The price for the Eiffel Tower was more than $1 million, but fees for the year 1889 alone nearly recouped the cost. Fifty-five years later, plans by Hitler to leave the tower and much of Paris a smoking ruin were foiled by an unlikely hero, Dietrich von Choltitz.

Image: Library of Congress

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Saint of the Day for Tuesday, March 31st, 2015: St. Benjamin


Image of St. Benjamin

St. Benjamin

St. Benjamin, Martyr (Feast Day – March 31) The Christians in Persia had enjoyed twelve years of peace during the reign of Isdegerd, son of Sapor III, when in 420 it was disturbed by the indiscreet … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Malta Freedom Day


Malta Freedom Day

In 1814, Malta became a crown colony of the British empire. Although Malta gained independence in 1964, the British armed forces did not completely leave until March 31, 1979. This freed Malta of foreign military occupation for the first time in history. In Malta, Freedom Day is a public holiday that commemorates the day the last of the British military left the Maltese Islands. On this holiday, a ceremony is held at the War Memorial in Floriana. The main events of the day take place around the Freedom Day Monument in Vittoriosa. In the afternoon, a competitive regatta is held in Grand Harbour. More… Discuss

quotation: Agatha Christie


It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) Discuss

today’s birthday: René Descartes (1596)


René Descartes (1596)

René Descartes was a French mathematician, scientist, and philosopher who is considered the father of modern philosophy. Aiming to apply the rigor of mathematics to all fields of human knowledge, Descartes discards the authoritarian system of the scholastics and begins with universal doubt. His methodology was a major influence in the transition from medieval science and philosophy to the modern era. What is thought to be the meaning of his most famous statement, “Cogito ergo sum”? More… Discuss

Tour Eiffel La Grande Epopée ARTE Documentaire 2014


Tour Eiffel La Grande Epopée ARTE Documentaire 2014

 

Human civilization: Tour Eiffel


Tour Eiffel

 
Tour Eiffel Wikimedia Commons.jpg
Histoire
Ancien(s) nom(s)
« Tour de 300 mètres »
Architecte
Ingénieur
Construction
1887 – 1889
2 ans, 2 mois et 5 jours
Usage
tour d’observation et de télécommunications, attraction touristique
Architecture
Type
Matériau
Statut patrimonial
Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg inscrit MH (1964) +/-
Hauteur de l’antenne
324 m
Hauteur du dernier étage
279,11 m
Nombre d’étages
4
Nombre d’ascenseurs
61
Administration
Occupant
Société d’exploitation de la tour Eiffel (SETE)
Propriétaire
Site web
Géographie
Pays
Ville
Quartier
Coordonnées
Localisation sur la carte de France

voir sur la carte de France

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this day in the yesteryear: The Eiffel Tower Is Inaugurated (1889)


The Eiffel Tower Is Inaugurated (1889)

Among the most recognized and visited structures in the world, the Eiffel Tower was built beside the Seine River in Paris between 1887 and 1889 as the entrance arch for the Exposition Universelle, a World’s Fair marking the centennial celebration of the French Revolution. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was constructed by 300 workers who joined together 18,038 pieces of puddled iron using 2,500,000 rivets. How many people died during the tower’s construction? More… Discuss

The Philly Cheesesteak


The Philly Cheesesteak

The Philly Cheesesteak is a sandwich of steak, cheese, and onions that is considered to be a city icon. Responsibility for its invention is claimed by Philadelphia’s Olivieri brothers, who began selling it at their hot dog stand near south Philadelphia’s Italian Market in the 1930s. Today, a number of long-running rival establishments each claim loyal followings, and Philadelphians enthusiastically debate the merits of each shop’s recipe. What types of cheese are commonly used on cheesesteaks? More… Discuss

seminal


seminal

Definition: (adjective) Highly influential in an original way; constituting or providing a basis for further development.
Synonyms: germinal, originative
Usage: He prepared a speech describing his experiment, never realizing that his presentation would be the seminal event in the development of a new theory. Discuss.

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Obama Releases Frozen Military Aid To Egypt http://n.pr/1NAHnIT

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French Senate overturns bill to punish prostitutes’ clients

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