Daily Archives: May 6, 2015

From the Hill : Art it Graffiti Center?


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Runtastic


George just finished a Runtastic run of 6.77 mi in 3h 38m

https://www.runtastic.com/sport-sessions/454464403

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Charlie Hebdo honoured at PEN gala despite uproar

http://f24.my/1H0cG1o

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Forests ‘pivotal’ for food security


Forests ‘pivotal’ for food security http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32603799

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Microbe is relative of complex life


Microbe is relative of complex life http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32610177

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Drone use to be expanded in US


Drone use to be expanded in US http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32607876

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Zynga shares surge on layoff plans


Zynga shares surge on layoff plans http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32618658

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US Fed chief warns of share ‘danger’


US Fed chief warns of share ‘danger’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32613026

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‘Rogue police force’ uncovered in US


‘Rogue police force’ uncovered in US http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/32619044

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Yemen asks UN to back ground force


Yemen asks UN to back ground force http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32619709

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Canada votes to expand spy powers


Canada votes to expand spy powers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32619046

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Runtastic


George just finished a Runtastic run of 6.77 mi in 3h 38m

https://www.runtastic.com/sport-sessions/454464403

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Check out my RunKeeper activity


I just completed an activity with RunKeeper http://runkeeper.com/activity?userId=43041718&trip=564487003

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I walked 15304 steps

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From CNN : Baltimore PD: ‘We are part of the problem’


Baltimore PD: ‘We are part of the problem’
http://www.cnn.com//2015/05/05/politics/anthony-batts-baltimore-police-riots-problem/index.html

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From CNN : Afghanistan sentences 4 for killing woman


Afghanistan sentences 4 for killing woman
http://www.cnn.com//2015/05/06/asia/afghanistan-woman-killed/index.html

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The Met Ball as viewed from China


The Met Ball as viewed from China http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-32586993

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The story of Indigenous Australia


The story of Indigenous Australia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-32586781

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Russia unleashes anti-swastika purge


Russia unleashes anti-swastika purge http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32590494

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The bittersweet world of mental health online


The bittersweet world of mental health online http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-ouch-32530642

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Been and Gone: The woman who was Rosie the Riveter


Been and Gone: The woman who was Rosie the Riveter http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32592386

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Russian WW2 parade: A tank-spotter’s guide


Russian WW2 parade: A tank-spotter’s guide http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32588868

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Singapore PM shares code for Sudoku


Singapore PM shares code for Sudoku http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32591984

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Court says Skype’s name is confusing


Court says Skype’s name is confusing http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32593735

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France expands spy agency powers


France expands spy agency powers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32587377

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Joss Whedon explains Twitter absence


Joss Whedon explains Twitter absence http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32605408

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Plane has 1,000 3D printed parts


Plane has 1,000 3D printed parts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32597809

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IBM’s Watson to speed up cancer care


IBM’s Watson to speed up cancer care http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32607688

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Lenovo: massive security risk found


Lenovo: massive security risk found http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32607618

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Words of wisdom.


Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
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picture of the day: Crash of the Hindenburg


 

Crash of the Hindenburg

At 7:25 p.m. on May 6, 1937, the giant German airship Hindenburg burst into flames and crashed to the ground as it attempted to dock with a mooring mast at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. Carrying 36 passengers and 61 crew, Hindenburg left Frankfurt on May 4 for its first transatlantic voyage of the 1937 season. A total of 36 died when the fire ignited the 16 hydrogen-filled cells and destroyed the zeppelin in only 34 seconds. The true cause of the disaster remains a mystery, although crash investigators considered claims that Hindenburg was lost due to sabotage or an accidental charge of static electricity.

Photo: National Archives

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today’s holiday/commemoration: Lebanon Martyrs’ Day


Martyrs' Statue in Martyrs' Square

Martyrs’ Statue in Martyrs’ Square (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lebanon Martyrs’ Day

Martyrs’ Day has been observed as a public holiday since 1970 to honor the fallen heroes of Arab nationalism. The date, May 6, was selected to commemorate the 21 Arab intellectuals who were hanged on that date in 1916 in Beirut, Lebanon, and Damascus, Syria, by an official of the occupying Ottoman Empire. On Martyrs’ Day, ceremonies of public commemoration are led by government officials in Beirut at Martyrs’ Square, named in honor of the murdered nationalists. Officials and citizens also lay wreaths at martyrs’ monuments in Beirut and throughout the country. More… Discuss

quotation: ‘While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life,…’ Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)


Alice in Wonderland (1985 film)

Alice in Wonderland (1985 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Alice Through the Looking Glass While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Discuss

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today’s birthday: Robert Peary (1856)


Robert Peary (1856)

Peary was a US naval officer and explorer who made several attempts to reach the geographic North Pole between 1898 and 1909. On April 6, 1909, accompanied by fellow explorer Matthew Henson and four Inuit men, he reached what he thought was the pole and became widely acknowledged as the first explorer to attain that goal. His claims, however, have since come into question. What factors have led experts to doubt the veracity of Peary’s account of the expedition? More… Discuss

The Harlem Globetrotters


The Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters, a basketball team that combines athleticism and comedy, entertains spectators around the world. Initially a standard competitive team, the Globetrotters began relying on comic routines after experiencing difficulty attracting and retaining talent in the 1950s. Players demonstrate skills such as juggling, spinning balls on their fingertips, and making unusual, difficult shots. Who are the “honorary Globetrotters?” More… Discuss

Pope John Paul II Visits Mosque (2001)


Pope John Paul II Visits Mosque (2001)

When Pope John Paul II visited Syria’s Umayyad Mosque, where the head of John the Baptist—a holy figure in both Christianity and Islam—is said to be interred, he became the first Catholic Pope to enter and pray in an Islamic mosque. The address he delivered there, promoting peace between Muslims and Christians, reflected his ongoing ecumenical efforts, which included meeting with religious leaders from other faiths and denominations. While in Syria, the pope aroused controversy by kissing what? More… Discuss

pinguid


pinguid

Definition: (adjective) Fat; oily.
Synonyms: oily
Usage: His car was splattered with some sort of pinguid substance, and trying to wash it away only seemed to spread the mess. Discuss.