Daily Archives: April 14, 2015

Words of wisdom.


The greatest precept is continual awareness.
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From France 24 :


French jihadists carrying out suicide bombings in Syria and Iraq

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From France 24 : innocent, casualties of the Brotherhood of terrorists


Hundreds of Europe-bound migrants drown off Libya

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From NPR News: he’s we just had roads and bridges…


Cheap Oil Fuels Global Growth. Now If We Just Had Roads And Bridges http://n.pr/1J03Duz

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From NPR News: why the FDA has never looked at some of the additives in Our food


Why The FDA Has Never Looked At Some Of The Additives In Our Food http://n.pr/1IZQqBO

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From BBC news : Erdogan condemns Pope over ‘genocide’


Erdogan condemns Pope over ‘genocide’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32309044

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From BBC w Obama and Congress reach Iran deal


Obama and Congress reach Iran deal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-32311789

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From BBC news : Houthis condemn UN arms embargo


Houthis condemn UN arms embargo http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32311809

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From BBC news : US to take Cuba off terror list


US to take Cuba off terror list http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32312008

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Best Classical Music Series: Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 21, K.467 / Yeol Eum Son,


Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 21, K.467 / Yeol Eum Son

Gioachino Rossini – La Cenerentola (Cinderella) – Ouverture (Alberto Zedda)


Gioachino Rossini – La Cenerentola – Ouverture (Alberto Zedda)

Best Classical Music Series: Antonín Dvořák – Symphony No. 9 in E Minor “From the New World” By Von Karajan


Antonín Dvořák – Symphony No. 9 in E Minor “From the New World” By Von Karajan

historic musical bits: Arthur Rubinstein – Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No 1 in B-flat minor, Op 23 , great compositions/performance


Arthur Rubinstein – Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No 1 in B-flat minor, Op 23


Nathan Milstein – Saint-Saëns – Violin Concerto No 3 in B minor, Op 61

Felix Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 , great compositions/performances


Felix Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

Itzhak Perlman – Beethoven Violin Concerto – Daniel Barenboim , great compositions/performances


Itzhak Perlman – Beethoven Violin Concerto – Daniel Barenboim

Saint of the Day for Tuesday, April 14th, 2015: St. Lydwine


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St. Lydwine

St. Lydwine is the patroness of sickness Lydwine of Schiedam was born at Schiedam, Holland, one of nine children of a working man. After an injury in her youth, she became bedridden and suffered the … continue reading

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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.

April 14

1471   The Earl of Warwick, who fought on both sides in the War of the Roses, is killed at the Battle of Barnet with the defeat of the Lancastrians.
1543   Bartoleme Ferrelo returns to Spain after discovering a large bay in the New World (San Francisco).
1775   The first abolitionist society in United States is organized in Philadelphia.
1793   A royalist rebellion in Santo Domingo is crushed by French republican troops.
1828   The first edition of Noah Webster’s dictionary is published.
1860   The first Pony Express rider arrives in San Francisco with mail originating in St. Joseph, Missouri.
1865   President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated in Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth.
1894   Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope is shown to the public for the first time.
1900   The World Exposition opens in Paris.
1912   The passenger liner Titanic–deemed unsinkable–strikes an iceberg on her maiden voyage and begins to sink. The ship will go under the next day with a loss of 1,500 lives.
1931   King Alfonso XIII of Spain is overthrown.
1945   American B-29 bombers’s damage the Imperial Palace during firebombing raid over Tokyo.
1953   The Viet Minh invade Laos with 40,00 troops in their war against French colonial forces.
1959   The Taft Memorial Bell Tower is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1961   The first live broadcast is televised from the Soviet Union.
1969   The first major league baseball game is played in Montreal, Canada.
1981   America’s first space shuttle, Columbia, returns to Earth.
Born on April 14
1578   Philip III, king of Spain and Portugal (1598-1621).
1629   Christian Huygens, Dutch astronomer.
1866   Anne Mansfield Sullivan, teacher who educated Helen Keller.
1889   Arnold Toynbee, English historian.
1898   Harold Black, electrical engineer.
1904   Sir John Gielgud, British actor.

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today’s picture: Assassination of Abraham Lincoln



Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
On the evening of Good Friday, April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln, accompanied by his wife and a young couple, went to Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C., to see a popular play, Our American Cousin. Just after 10 p.m., actor and Southern sympathizer John Wilkes Booth burst into the presidential box and shot Lincoln behind the ear. Booth leaped to the stage, breaking his left leg on impact, and escaped through a side door. Lincoln was carried to a nearby house where he remained unconscious until his death at 7:22 the following morning. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, who had kept vigil at Lincoln’s bedside, said, ‘Now he belongs to the ages.’

Image: Library of Congress

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today’s holiday: Pan American Day


Pan American Day

The International Union of American Republics (now called the Pan American Union)—general secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS)—designated April 14 as Pan American Day in 1930. Although each member country holds its own celebration, it is at the Pan American Union building in Washington, DC, that one of the largest observances takes place. Students from all over the Western Hemisphere travel to Washington where, against a backdrop of flags in the courtyard of the House of the Americas, they perform folk songs and dances. More… Discuss

quotation: “Look now how mortals are blaming the gods,…”) Homer (900 BC-800 BC)


Look now how mortals are blaming the gods, for they say that evils come from us, but in fact they themselves have woes beyond their share because of their own follies.

Homer (900 BC-800 BC) Discuss

today’s birthday: Frank Serpico (1936)


Frank Serpico (1936)

Serpico is a retired New York City police officer who is most famous for being the first officer in US history to testify about widespread police corruption. Just months before he testified in 1971, he was shot in the face during a drug bust under suspicious circumstances, leading some to believe that corrupt officers had set him up. Shortly thereafter, Serpico, a film based on his life and starring Al Pacino, was released. When asked why he testified, what did Serpico respond? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Public Kinetoscope Parlor Opens in New York (1894)


Public Kinetoscope Parlor Opens in New York (1894)

The kinetoscope is an early motion picture exhibition device that creates the illusion of movement by conveying a filmstrip of sequential images over a light source with a high-speed shutter. The first public kinetoscope parlor was opened in New York City in 1894 and introduced the basic approach that would become the standard for all cinematic projection before the advent of video. The venue had 10 machines, each showing a different short movie. How much did it cost to view all 10 films? More… Discuss

The Apgar Score


The Apgar Score

The Apgar Score is a system of evaluating a newborn’s physical condition, generally done at one and five minutes after birth, where a value from 0 to 2 is assigned to each of five criteria: heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, response to stimuli, and skin color. The values are summed up and the resulting score ranges from 0 to 10. Scores below 3 are generally regarded as critically low, with 4 to 7 fairly low, and over 7 generally normal. What does the acronym APGAR stand for? More… Discuss

word: gallimaufry


gallimaufry

Definition: (noun) A jumble; a hodgepodge.
Synonyms: patchwork, melange, ragbag
Usage: Inside the chest, he found a gaudy gallimaufry of old dresses, feathers, and sequins. Discuss.


Foreign ministers demand fighting end in east Ukraine

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Fight against IS group to dominate talks between US and Iraq

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Nazi code breaker Alan Turing’s notes fetch $1mn at auction

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Internet firms slam French online snooping bill

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Breath test for stomach cancer risk


Breath test for stomach cancer risk http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32284633

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Phishing hits victims ‘in minutes’


Phishing hits victims ‘in minutes’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32285433

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Sharp creates 4K smartphone screen


Sharp creates 4K smartphone screen http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32298504

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Garmin unveils two HD action cameras


Garmin unveils two HD action cameras http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32300305

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Turing’s notebook sells for $1m


Turing’s notebook sells for $1m http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-32294655

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Oklahoma officer charged over death


Oklahoma officer charged over death http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32295325

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Japan court blocks nuclear restart


Japan court blocks nuclear restart http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-32297366

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