Daily Archives: June 5, 2015

From BBC : How 1970s deodorant is still doing harm


How 1970s deodorant is still doing harm

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33021668

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From BBC : Cameron wants world corruption purge


Cameron wants world corruption purge

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33025225

Intrigue: SketchGuru watercolor


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COCO NUT’S ISLAND


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From BBC : Test unravels history of infection


Test unravels history of infection

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33008590

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From the Hill : Măceş Mic Şi Pricăjit


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From the Hill : Rochița RĂNDUNICII


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From the Hill : Delicate Flowers


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From BBC : Don’t humiliate Greece – PM Tsipras


Don’t humiliate Greece – PM Tsipras

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33020420

Did you know?—This Pressed: New Snowden Documents Reveal Secret Memos Expanding Spying – ProPublica


This story was co-published with the New York Times.

Without public notice or debate, the Obama administration has expanded the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international Internet traffic to search for evidence of malicious computer hacking, according to classified NSA documents.

In mid-2012, Justice Department lawyers wrote two secret memos permitting the spy agency to begin hunting on Internet cables, without a warrant and on American soil, for data linked to computer intrusions originating abroad — including traffic that flows to suspicious Internet addresses or contains malware, the documents show.

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The Justice Department allowed the agency to monitor only addresses and “cybersignatures” — patterns associated with computer intrusions — that it could tie to foreign governments. But the documents also note that the NSA sought permission to target hackers even when it could not establish any links to foreign powers.

The disclosures, based on documents provided by Edward J. Snowden, the former NSA contractor, and shared with the New York Times and ProPublica

via New Snowden Documents Reveal Secret Memos Expanding Spying – ProPublica.

The Cloister of Pater Noster – Jerusalem


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(Click to access site)

Tatal Nostru (Convent of Pater Noster - Ierusalim)

the Lord’s Prayer in Arabic (a calligraphic version)


the Lord's Prayer in Arabic

the Lord’s Prayer in Arabic (access here)

NEW AT EUZICASA: Widget Christusrex.org (visit the Convent of Pater Noster)


Convent of Pater Noster
Visit:  http://www.christusrex.org/www1/icons/index.html

Dominus Vobiscum! Pater Noster ( Chant Catholique )



Pater Noster ( Chant Catholique )


Pater noster, qui es in caelis

sanctificetur nomen tuum
adveniat regnum tuum
fiat voluntas tua
sicut in caelo et in terra.

Panem nostrum quotidianum
da nobis hodie
et dimitte nobis debita nostra
sicut et nos dimittimus
debitoribus nostris
et ne nos inducas in tentationem
sed libera nos a malo.

Amen.

 

Vatican Radio: Eastern Catholic Church leaders discuss family in Europe


Vatican Radio:  Eastern Catholic Church leaders discuss family in Europe

Vatican Radio: Eastern Catholic Church leaders discuss family in Europe (click to access site)

(Vatican Radio)  The annual meeting of the Eastern Catholic hierarchs  of Europe is taking place in Prague- Břevnov (Czech Republic), at the invitation of Mgr Ladislav Hučko, Apostolic Exarch for Byzantine Rite Catholics resident in the Czech Republic. The meeting will take place at the Benedictine Archabbey of St Adalbert and St Margaret (Břevnov).

In Břevnov, the bishops representing 14 Eastern Catholic Churches in Europe are discussing issues concerning the family in Europe and the role and mission of the Eastern Catholic Churches.  The discussions are taking place with a view, too, to the upcoming Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family this coming October. Participants at the meeting are examining two reports: one on The contemporary family in Europe by Deacon Jaroslav Max Kašparů, a well-known lecturer in the Czech Republic; and one on the “sacramental potential” of the family by Fr Volodymyr Los, a priest of the Greek-Catholic Church diocese of Buchach, Ukraine.

Mgr Ladislav Hučko was expected to illustrate the situation and mission of the Greek-Catholic Church in the Czech Republic.

The meeting will end on Sunday 7 June with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy along with the local community in the Greek-Catholic Cathedral of St Clement.

Participants at the meeting, organised by the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE), include Mgr Cyril Vasil’, Archbishop Secretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, and Mgr Duarte da Cunha, CCEE General Secretary.

Just a thought: “Nobody knows best what’s in the soul of a artist but the artist himself:…”


George Bost

commented on a video on YouTube.

Shared publicly  –  Jan 14, 2015

 

Just a thought: “Nobody knows best what’s in the soul of a artist but the artist himself:  The audience is captive to the guessing,,even when everything is all exposed, there and then. I am impressed! I too am all I can be: captive (rather captivated!) audience!”

-George-B

NEWS.VA: Spiritual Reflection


 

 SPIRITUAL REFLECTION  “The Church moves forward like the advancing dawn”  From the Moral Reflections on Job by Saint Gregory the Great, pope (Lib. 29,2-4: PL 76, 478-480)  Since the daybreak or the dawn is changed gradually from darkness into light, the Church, which comprises the elect, is fittingly styled daybreak or dawn. […]  This reference to the dawn conjures up a still more subtle consideration. The dawn intimates that the night is over; it does not yet proclaim the full light of day. While it dispels the darkness and welcomes the light, it holds both of them, the one mixed with the other, as it were.  Are not all of us who follow the truth in this life daybreak and dawn? While we do some things which already belong to the light, we are not free from the remnants of darkness. In Scripture the Prophet says to God: “No living being will be justified in your sight”. Scripture also says: “In many ways all of us give offense”. […]  What is the place of the dawn but the perfect clearness of eternal vision? When the dawn has been brought there, it will retain nothing belonging to the darkness of night. When the Psalmist writes: My soul thirsts for the living God; when shall I go and see the face of God?, does he not refer to the effort made by the dawn to reach its place?  Paul was hastening to the place which he knew the dawn would reach when he said he wished to die and to be with Christ. He expressed the same idea when he said: For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.


SPIRITUAL REFLECTION
The Church moves forward like the advancing dawn
From the Moral Reflections on Job by Saint Gregory the Great, pope
(Lib. 29,2-4: PL 76, 478-480)
Since the daybreak or the dawn is changed gradually from darkness into light, the Church, which comprises the elect, is fittingly styled daybreak or dawn. […]
This reference to the dawn conjures up a still more subtle consideration. The dawn intimates that the night is over; it does not yet proclaim the full light of day. While it dispels the darkness and welcomes the light, it holds both of them, the one mixed with the other, as it were.
Are not all of us who follow the truth in this life daybreak and dawn? While we do some things which already belong to the light, we are not free from the remnants of darkness.
In Scripture the Prophet says to God: “No living being will be justified in your sight”. Scripture also says: “In many ways all of us give offense”. […]
What is the place of the dawn but the perfect clearness of eternal vision? When the dawn has been brought there, it will retain nothing belonging to the darkness of night. When the Psalmist writes: My soul thirsts for the living God; when shall I go and see the face of God?, does he not refer to the effort made by the dawn to reach its place?
Paul was hastening to the place which he knew the dawn would reach when he said he wished to die and to be with Christ. He expressed the same idea when he said: For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. (click to access site)

Mass for the Solemn Feast of Corpus Christi – 2015.06.04


Mass for the Solemn Feast of Corpus Christi – 2015.06.04

Today In History. What Happened This Day In History


clock_fall_back_animatedToday 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.

Today in History
June 5

1099   Members of the First Crusade witness an eclipse of the moon and interpret it as a sign they will recapture Jerusalem.
1568   Ferdinand, the Duke of Alba, crushes the Calvinist insurrection in Ghent.
1595   Henry IV’s army defeats the Spanish at the Battle of Fontaine-Francaise.
1637   American settlers in New England massacre a Pequot Indian village.
1783   Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier make the first public balloon flight.
1794   The U.S. Congress prohibits citizens from serving in any foreign armed forces.
1827   Athens falls to Ottoman forces.
1851   Harriet Beecher Stow publishes the first installment of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in The National Era.
1856   U.S. Army troops in the Four creeks region of California, head back to quarters, officially ending the Tule River War. Fighting, however, will continue for a few more years.
1863   The Confederate raider CSS Alabama captures the Talisman in the Mid-Atlantic.
1872   The Republican National Convention, the first major political party convention to includes blacks, commences.
1880   Wild woman of the west Myra Maybelle Shirley marries Sam Starr even though records show she was already married to Bruce Younger.
1900   British troops under Lord Roberts seize Pretoria from the Boers.
1940   The German army begins its offensive in Southern France.
1944   The first B-29 bombing raid strikes the Japanese rail line in Bangkok, Thailand.
1947   Secretary of State George C. Marshall outlines “The Marshall Plan,” a program intended to assist European nations, including former enemies, to rebuild their economies.
1956   Premier Nikita Khrushchev denounces Josef Stalin to the Soviet Communist Party Congress.
1967   The Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt, Syria and Jordan begins.
1968   Sirhan Sirhan shoots Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy after Kennedy’s victory in the pivotal California primary election.
1973   Doris A. Davis becomes the first African-American woman to govern a city in a major metropolitan area when she is elected mayor of Compton, California.
2004   Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan dies at age 93. Reagan was the 40th president of the United States.
Born on June 5
1723   Adam Smith, Scottish philosopher and economist.
1878   Francisco “Pancho” Villa, Mexican revolutionary and guerrilla leader.
1883   John Maynard Keynes, economist.
1884   Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett, British author.
1898   Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet and dramatist.
1915   Alfred Kazin, critic and editor (A Walker in the City).
1919   Richard Scarry, Children’s author and illustrator.
1926   David Wagoner, poet and novelist (The Escape Artist).
1932   Christy Brown, Irish novelist and poet (My Left Foot).
1939   Margaret Drabble, English novelist (The Millstone, The Realms of Gold).
1947   David Hare, British playwright and director (A Map of the World, Slag).
1949   Ken Follett, novelist (Eye of the Needle, On The Wings of Eagles).

image of the day: Henry Ford



Henry Ford

A crafty engineer, Henry Ford built his first automobile in 1896. A predecessor to the 1907 Model T, the Quadracycle consisted of a simple motor mounted on a buggy frame. Before Ford began to produce the automobiles that made him famous, he had been an unimpressive student from a Michigan farming family. But he began to demonstrate skill and interest in mechanical work, and left farming and business school behind to work with machines. He learned about steam engines at his job with Westinghouse, and later worked as an engineer for Edison Electric Illuminating Company. As Ford Motors developed, he hoped to emulate Edison. Ford died in 1947 a fabulously wealthy and influential businessman.

Photo: Library of Congress

today’s holiday: Denmark Constitution Day


Denmark Constitution Day

This public holiday commemorates the constitution signed on June 5, 1849, that made Denmark a constitutional monarchy, and the one signed on June 5, 1953, that created parliamentary reforms. A parade takes place in Copenhagen, and other festivities are held in villages throughout Denmark. More… Discuss

quotation: Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature…” – H.G. Wells (1866-1946)


Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him.

H.G. Wells (1866-1946) Discuss

today’s birthday: Federico García Lorca (1898)


Federico García Lorca (1898)

García Lorca was a Spanish poet, dramatist, and member of the Generation of ’27, an influential group of poets that arose in Spanish literary circles in the 1920s. His most famous works include the book Gypsy Ballads and his poem, “Lament for the Death of a Bullfighter.” The poetry, passion, and violence of his works, which combine Spanish folklore with his personal experience, and his own tragic and bloody death brought him enduring international acclaim. How did he die? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Six-Day War Begins (1967)


Six-Day War Begins (1967)

After a period of relative calm, border incidents between Israel and Syria, Egypt, and Jordan increased during the early 1960s. Palestinian guerrilla attacks on Israel from bases in Syria led to increased hostility between the two countries. After Egypt signed a defense treaty with Jordan, Israel launched a preemptive air strike against the three Arab states, capturing the Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, West Bank, Old City of Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights. How many were killed in the fighting? More… Discuss

Cellophane (safest food grade packaging)


Cellophane

Cellophane is a thin, transparent sheet or tube of regenerated cellulose, which is the chief constituent of the cell walls of plants. It is used in packaging, as a membrane for dialysis, and can be moisture-proofed. Invented in 1908, cellophane is made by dissolving cellulose alkali, aging it, then regenerating it by forcing it through a slit into a dilute acid solution where it precipitates. Cellophane sales have dwindled because of the presence of what pollutant in its production process? More… Discuss

word: escarpment


escarpment

Definition: (noun) A steep slope or long cliff that results from erosion or faulting and separates two relatively level areas of differing elevations.
Synonyms: scarp
Usage: The basalt cliffs of the outside were reproduced upon the inside, forming an escarpment about two hundred feet high, with a woody slope beneath it. Discuss.

2 years ago #EdwardSnowden revealed shocking extent of illegal mass surveillance: — AmnestyInternational (@AmnestyOnline) June 5, 2015


2 years ago #EdwardSnowden revealed shocking extent of illegal mass surveillance: http://t.co/7F1iPFBaDw #UnfollowMe pic.twitter.com/9uzoJImFcA

— AmnestyInternational (@AmnestyOnline) June 5, 2015

#NationalDonutFreeDay: Celebrate your new found health, by eating healthier! Create your health culture!


 

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This pressed: Pakistan : les agresseurs de Malala acquittés en secret @HuffPostQuebec


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 via Pakistan : les agresseurs de Malala acquittés en secret  (Malala’s aggressors secretly aquitted)

@HuffPostQuebec 

From NPR News


The Dangers Of Political ‘Foot-In-Mouth’ Syndrome

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http://n.pr/1EYtfUv

From BBC : India regulator bans Maggi noodles


India regulator bans Maggi noodles

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-33017571

From BBC : Creating the blackest paint in the world


Creating the blackest paint in the world

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32931928

From BBC : Windows 10 PC squeezed inside plug


Windows 10 PC squeezed inside plug

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33008346

From BBC : YouTube tool reveals music secrets


YouTube tool reveals music secrets

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33022160

From BBC : Power beamed to camera via wi-fi


Power beamed to camera via   wi-fi

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33020523

From BBC : US hit by ‘massive data breach’


US hit by ‘massive data breach’

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-33017310

From BBC : Climbers ‘on way down’ Malaysia peak


Climbers ‘on way down’ Malaysia peak

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-33017758