Daily Archives: May 2, 2015

Cziffra plays Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies No.1-9


Cziffra plays Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies No.1-9

 

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Andre Rieu – The Emperor Waltz (Kaiserwalzer) 2008

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – Howard Shore – Concerning Hobbits (The Shire)


 

image of the day: Dr. Albert Einstein


 


Dr. Albert Einstein
Dr. Albert Einstein is capture in this photo at Princeton University on September 1,1943 where he was engaged in research for the U.S. Navy.

Photo: U.S. Navy

Saint of the Day for Saturday, May 2nd, 2015: Saint of the Day for Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 : St. Athanasius


 

Icon of St. Athanasius of Alexandria

Icon of St. Athanasius of Alexandria (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Athanasius

St. Athanasius, the great champion of the Faith was born at Alexandria, about the year 296, of Christian parents. Educated under the eye of Alexander, later Bishop of his native city, he made great … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Irrigation Festival


Irrigation Festival

The Irrigation Festival is the oldest continuous festival in Washington, held since 1896 in Sequim. Originally known as “May Days,” the festival celebrated the opening of the first ditch to bring water from the Dungeness River to the arid Sequim prairie. In the early days, there were horse races, dancing, a keg of beer hidden in the brush, and tables loaded with food. Today, thousands come for a week of activities: a grand parade, a loggers’ show, a high school operetta, crafts and flower exhibits, dances, music, and the Ditchwalkers Clam and Spaghetti Dinner. More… Discuss

quotation: Of all the bewildering things about a new country, the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening. Willa Cather (1873-1947)


Of all the bewildering things about a new country, the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening.

Willa Cather (1873-1947) Discuss

today’s birthday: Athanasius Kircher (1601?)


Athanasius Kircher (1601?)

One of history’s great polymaths, Kircher was a German archeologist, mathematician, biologist, astronomer, musicologist, and physicist who knew Hebrew, Aramaic, Coptic, Persian, Latin, Greek, and various modern languages. He tried to decipher one of the most ancient writing systems—Egyptian hieroglyphics—but most of his thoughts on the subject proved incorrect. An avid inventor, he built playful devices including a talking and eavesdropping statue that used a primitive intercom, and what else? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: First Ascent of Shishapangma (1964)


First Ascent of Shishapangma (1964)

Located in south-central Tibet near the border of Nepal, Shishapangma is the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the eight-thousanders—peaks in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges that exceed a height of 8,000 m (26,247 ft). Scaled in 1964, it was the last eight-thousander to be climbed because China imposed severe travel restrictions on foreigners at the time. It is considered one of the easiest eight-thousanders to summit; nevertheless, how many have died trying? More… Discuss

The History of Auto Racing


The History of Auto Racing

Automobile racing originated in France in 1894, almost immediately after the construction of the first successful petrol-fueled autos, and it appeared in the US the following year. Open-road races were banned in France in 1903, however, after they led to 8 fatalities. Today, there are several different categories of racing. In open-wheel, stock-car, and other types of circuit auto races, flags are displayed to communicate instructions to competitors. What does a black flag signify? More… Discuss

word: scruple Definition


scruple

Definition: (noun) An uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action.
Synonyms: misgiving, qualm
Usage: Lady Macbeth is impatient with her husband’s scruples and goads him into killing the king. Discuss.

From the Hill: a great day for walking!


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From the Hill: I must say… you first!


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From the hill: rattlesnake of the day


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to cross or
not to cross

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From France 24 :


Eurostar debuts London to Marseille high-speed rail link

http://f24.my/1EyLYt5

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Clashes overshadow the start of the Milan Expo

http://f24.my/1FCY0nr

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The week in 33 photos


The week in 33 photos
http://www.cnn.com//2015/05/01/world/gallery/week-in-photos-0501/index.html

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U.S. official targeted in tweets by Ankara mayor


U.S. official targeted in tweets by Ankara mayor
http://www.cnn.com//2015/05/01/politics/ankara-mayor-marie-harf-dumb-blonde/index.html

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New Jersey aide admits conspiracy


New Jersey aide admits conspiracy http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32560488

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Baltimore police ‘did nothing wrong’


Baltimore police ‘did nothing wrong’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32561056

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US-led Syria strikes ‘kill civilians’


US-led Syria strikes ‘kill civilians’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32563662

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Russia ballet great Plisetskaya dies


Russia ballet great Plisetskaya dies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32571260

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Baby princess presented to world


Baby princess presented to world http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-32567875

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Silicon Valley’s Dave Goldberg dies


Silicon Valley’s Dave Goldberg dies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/32570375

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IS militants ‘kill 300 Yazidis’


IS militants ‘kill 300 Yazidis’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32565809

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Duchess gives birth to daughter


Duchess gives birth to daughter http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-32562117

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From the hill: Pollution, Human doing


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The sub-micronic solid particles from, mostly, auto exhaust that go directly into the depths of the lungs. (Smog)

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From the hill time calories burned and much more! :)


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Time calorie burn and much more. 🙂

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From the hill: Natural Velcro


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From the hill: Tan and tan: “In the Mix”


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amazing festival of colors on the hill today

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From France 24 :


‘Stand by Me’ soul singer Ben E. King dies at 76

http://f24.my/1DPfIPK

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Nigeria frees more hostages from Boko Haram

http://f24.my/1AsbdJH

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Clashes erupt in Seattle during May Day march


Clashes erupt in Seattle during May Day march
http://www.cnn.com//2015/05/02/us/seattle-police-injured/index.html

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S Africa court backs ‘right to die’


S Africa court backs ‘right to die’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-32530580

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‘First natural birth’ for diabetic


‘First natural birth’ for diabetic http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-32531067

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US says ‘No’ to modifying embryo DNA


US says ‘No’ to modifying embryo DNA http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32530334

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