Daily Archives: April 7, 2015

From CNN : Widespread power outages sweep Washington D.C.


Widespread power outages sweep Washington D.C.
http://www.cnn.com//2015/04/07/politics/power-outage-washington-dc/index.html

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From CNN: Obama announces hacker executive order


Obama announces hacker executive order
http://www.cnn.com//2015/04/01/politics/obama-cyber-hackers-executive-order/index.html

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From CNN : How U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House


How U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House
http://www.cnn.com//2015/04/07/politics/how-russians-hacked-the-wh/index.html

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From NPR News


Many Obamacare Policyholders Face Tax Surprises This Year http://n.pr/1yFNJ2P

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From NPR News


How Congress Can Stop A Nuclear Deal With Iran http://n.pr/1ahznzL

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From France 24 : SUDAN. ..


French presidency declassifies Rwandan genocide documents

http://f24.my/1IoFFMs

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Saint of the Day for Tuesday, April 7th, 2015, St. John Baptist de la Salle


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St. John Baptist de la Salle

John Baptist de la Salle was born at Rheims, France on April 30th. He was the eldest of ten children in a noble family. He studied in Paris and was ordained in 1678. He was known for his work with … continue reading

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Alexander Borodin String Quartet No.2 in D major (Joachim Quartet)


Alexander Borodin String Quartet No.2 in D major (Joachim Quartet)

Gioachino Rossini – Il barbiere di Siviglia – “Largo al factotum della citta” (Alan Opie)


Gioachino Rossini – Il barbiere di Siviglia – “Largo al factotum della citta” (Alan Opie) (in English)


Schubert, Franz -Quartet for Flute, Guitar, Viola and Cello, D.96, G Dur

today’s holiday: Candle Auction


Candle Auction

The old custom of “selling by candle” is still observed in scattered locations throughout England, among them the village of Tatworth in Somerset. Every year on the Tuesday following April 6, six acres of valuable watercress-growing land are leased to the highest bidder. The bidders gather behind locked doors in a room illuminated only by a candle stuck to a board. A pin is inserted into the candle an inch below the flame; as the candle burns, the melting wax eventually releases the pin. The person who got the last bid in before the pin dropped will be able to use the land in the year to come. More… Discuss

quotation: In her face excuse Came prologue, and apology too prompt. John Milton


In her face excuse

Came prologue, and apology too prompt.

John Milton (1608-1674) Discuss

today’s birthday: Allen Welsh Dulles (1893)


Allen Welsh Dulles (1893)

Born into America’s political establishment, Dulles became an extremely influential governmental figure, eventually serving eight years as the US Director of Central Intelligence. He resigned in 1961, after a series of controversial events—most notably the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba—aroused criticism of the Central Intelligence Agency. Two years later, he was appointed to the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Who was his famous brother? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Thomas D’Arcy McGee Is First Canadian Politician to Be Assassinated (1868)


Thomas D’Arcy McGee Is First Canadian Politician to Be Assassinated (1868)

Thomas D’Arcy McGee was a journalist, Canadian Father of Confederation, and the only Canadian victim of political assassination at the federal level. Patrick J. Whelan, a Fenian sympathizer, was convicted and hanged for the murder, but many now suspect that he was simply a scapegoat and not the killer. The bullet that took McGee’s life had been in the possession of the Library and Archives Canada but was recently reported missing. Where was McGee murdered? More… Discuss

Wasabi


Wasabi

Wasabi is a member of the cabbage family that grows naturally along stream beds in mountain river valleys in Japan. Its root is used as a strong, mustard-hot spice that produces vapors that burn the sinus cavity rather than the tongue. Wasabi paste is often served with sushi and sashimi, but because true wasabi is so expensive, most American and Japanese sushi bars serve imitation wasabi made of what? More… Discuss

word: phalanx


phalanx

Definition: (noun) A compact or close-knit body of people.
Synonyms: crowd, unit
Usage: The party members disagreed on many topics, but when it came to social issues, they formed a solid phalanx. Discuss.

Greece makes huge claim for Nazi era


Greece makes huge claim for Nazi era http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32202768

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