Daily Archives: June 16, 2015

Words of wisdom.


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From BBC : Palestinian unity cabinet to resign


Palestinian unity cabinet to resign

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-33160184

From BBC : Putin nuclear move ‘dangerous’ – Nato


Putin nuclear move ‘dangerous’ – Nato

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33153703

imi amintesc: de un eveniment de maxima importanta pentru romani, ce a avut loc in anul 1963.


Imi amintesc: Imi amintesc de parca s-ar fi  fi intamplat anul trecut, desi au trecut saizeci de ani, care mai llini, care mai repezi, de  atunci:

Era august, si o caldure de fel neobijnuita pentru Bucuresti, de alta data (intr-adevar, de altadata)… Trecusem examenul de Capacitate, si ma pregateam pentru clasa V, si iin vederea acelui eveniment trebuia sa invat ceva rusa, care fusese inpinsa cu forta pe ttractul nostru digestiv roman, de catre politrucii comuni… Asa ca mama mi-a cumparat un caiet de scris caligrafic, un creion (care am invatat mai pe urma, ca in ruseste se chiama karandas ( o sa aflu cum se scrie cu Google Translate, care nu era descoperit in acele vremuri de alta date)

Am invatat alfabetul rus, aiceva slavon (Chirilic), si cateva cuvinte ca de exemplu LAMPA, care este neschimbat, aproape in multe alte limbi de circulatie, chiar daca este pronuntat diferit.

15 septembrie a venit, eram foarte fericit ca voi fi literat in limba rusa sus -pusa, si cam opusa: ora a patra: limba rusa!
Profesoara a asezat catalogul pe catedra, de parca era un bibelou de portelan, un ou Fabeerge, o ceasca de cafea Tifany. Apoi cu o voce suava, si in tremolo, ne-a anuntat ca incepand cu anul scolar 1963-64 limba rusa nu mai era singura si fortata in scolile din Romania: Aveam pentru prima data in 20 de ani dreptul de a alege : franceza, engleza, germana. Era poate cel mai important eveniment in scoala publica romaneasca, de la Gheorghe Lazar, Scoala Romaneasca,  si naturalizarea limbii si gramaticii Romanesti acolo unde i-a fost locul de dous mi de ani.

Am ales franceza, pe care o brutalizam de mai bine de zece ani ani deja. IAr profesoara de rusa a devenit, cu ajutorul unei baghete magice profesoara de franceza, desi avea tatal ca fusese un profesor de limbz franceza inainte de a fi pus pe bara pentru vina de a fi fost un intelectual, si un invatator de scoala veche…
Timpuri far-de noima care au trebuit sa fie corectate: Si nimic nu schimba viata si apartenenta unui popor, mai intens sicu mai multa repeziciune , decat graiul vorbit, aaalfabetul si…”carandasul”

George-B

Doamna Stanca (died 1603) was the wife of Michael the Brave.


Doamna Stanca (died 1603) was the wife of Michael the Brave. Tradition says that they were married in the Proieni church, Vâlcea County, in 1584.

Doamna Stanca at Făgăraș

In 1600, the sometime master of Făgăraș Citadel, Michael the Brave, gave the castle and the Făgăraș domain to Doamna Stanca. He retreated there after the defeat at Mirăslău (18/28 September 1600) and sheltered his family there until 1601.

Doamna Stanca settled there with their two children, Nicolae Pătrașcu and Lady Florica. Michael built a church for his family in the southern part of the city. After the Battle of Mirăslău, the three were held hostage in the city, and after the killing of the Voivode near Turda, on 9/10 August 1601, Doamna Stanca lived there as a slave.

Statuia Doamnei Stanca Fagaras – Cetatea Fagarasului – Monumente din Fagaras – Looms


Statuia Doamnei Stanca

Localizare: Cetatea Făgăraşului, oraşul Făgăraş, judeţul Braşov, Transilvania, România.

Statuia Doamnei Stanca, soţia voievodului Mihai Viteazul, este amplasată pe latura de sud-est a Cetăţii Făgăraşului. Iniţiativa ridicării Statuii Doamnei Stanca a aparţinut istoricului Nicolae Iorga. Astfel, Gruparea Femeilor Române, filiala Făgăraş, a preluat această idee şi în anul 1938 sculptorul Sipidon Grigorescu a construit Statuia Doamnei Stanca.

Pe soclul Statuii Doamnei Stanca se pot citi şi astăzi următoarele rânduri: „Aici a suferit toate umilinţele şi ameninţările, pentru că a cerut dreptate neamului său, chinuită şi apoi veşnic nemângâiată, soţie a lui Mihai Viteazul, Doamna Stanca”.

Voievodul Mihai Viteazul a dăruit în anul 1600 Cetatea Făgăraşului soţiei sale, Doamna Stanca, care, după lupta de la Mirăslău, se adăposteşte aici împreună cu cei doi copii ai săi, Nicolae Pătraşcu şi Domniţa Florica. După moartea domnitorului Mihai Viteazul, în anul 1601, Doamna Stanca rămâne în Cetatea Făgăraşului, dar ca slugă.

În memoria Doamnei Stanca un liceu şi o stradă din oraşul Făgăraş îi poartă astăzi numele. De asemenea, în memoria acesteia a fost ridicată şi Statuia Doamnei Stanca.

via Statuia Doamnei Stanca Fagaras – Cetatea Fagarasului – Monumente din Fagaras – Looms.

“Two Generations Ice-skating ” (above: Me, 1963/ Bellow: my Father and friends, 1934. Both pictures at the Cetatea Fagaras, Tara Fagarasului, Romania Mare, si… Mai Mica) My Photo Collection)


"Two Generations Ice-skating " (above: Me, 1963/ Bellow: my Father and friends, 1934. Both pictures at the Cetatea Fagaras, Fagaras, Romania) My Photo Collection)

“Two Generations Ice-skating ” (above: Me, 1963/ Bellow: my Father and friends, 1934. Both pictures at the Cetatea Fagaras, Fagaras, Romania) My Photo Collection)

image of today: Tatal meu in fata Statuii Doamnei Stanca, cetatea Fagaras, Romania Mare, 1939 (©my phopt collection)


Tatal meu in fata Statuii Doamnei Stanca, cetatea Fagaras, 1939

Tatal meu in fata Statuii Doamnei Stanca, cetatea Fagaras, 1939

Descopera Romania – Cetatea Fagarasului (travel with purpose and discover historic places and the people who built and maintain them)


Descopera Romania – Cetatea Fagarasului

Ocean’s Kingdom – Paul McCartney


Ocean’s Kingdom – Paul McCartney

historic musical bits: Itzhak Perlman – Pablo de Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen Op.20


Itzhak Perlman – Pablo de Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen Op.20

THE BEST OF ARCANGELO CORELLI CONCERTO GROSSO, OP. 6


THE BEST OF ARCANGELO CORELLI CONCERTO GROSSO,
OP. 6

Haiku – Words, poetic thought by George-G (The Smudge ans other poems) (“Words know the meaning…”)


Haiku – Words, poetic thought by George-G
(The Smudge ans other poems)

Words know the Story,
what has been, is, will be.
Words – learn the meaning.

©By George -B

Saint of the Day for Tuesday, June 16th, 2015: St. John Francis Regis


Image of St. John Francis Regis

St. John Francis Regis

St. John Francis Regis Confessor of the Society of Jesus June 16     True virtue, or Christian perfection, consists not in great or shining actions, but resides in the heart, and … continue reading

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today’s holiday/observances: South Africa Youth Day


South Africa Youth Day

Throughout the history of South Africa, black citizens have suffered from segregation and oppression by white leaders. On June 16, 1976, more than 20,000 students from Soweto began a protest march. Police were called to the scene, and violent riots broke out. Approximately 700 people, many of them youths, were killed. June 16 has been set aside as Youth Day across the Republic of South Africa, to commemorate the day the protests began and to honor the youth who lost their lives during the riots. Ceremonies, parades, and historic exhibitions are part of the celebrations across South Africa. More… Discuss

quotation: Rome took all the vanity out of me; for after seeing the wonders there, I felt too insignificant to live, and gave up all my foolish hopes in despair. Louisa May Alcott


Rome took all the vanity out of me; for after seeing the wonders there, I felt too insignificant to live, and gave up all my foolish hopes in despair.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) Discuss

today’s birthday: Geronimo (1829)


Geronimo (1829)

When US authorities abolished the Chiricahua Reservation in 1876 and removed the Apaches to an arid region of New Mexico, Geronimo led a group of followers to Mexico. He was soon captured and returned to the new reservation, but escaped again with a group in 1881 and began leading them on raids. The cycle repeated again and again, until late in 1886, when Geronimo and the remainder of his forces surrendered for good. How is it that he ended up riding in Theodore Roosevelt’s inaugural procession? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Victoria Hall Disaster (1883)


Victoria Hall Disaster (1883)

At the end of a children’s variety show in Sunderland, England, organizers announced that certain ticket holders would receive a prize upon exit. Many of the estimated 1,100 children in attendance excitedly rushed toward the staircase, creating a bottleneck at the narrow exit. Those in the front were trapped and crushed, and 183 children between the ages of 3 and 14 died of asphyxiation before adults could disperse the crowd. The inquiry that followed is said to have led to what invention? More… Discuss

The Gibson Girl


The Gibson Girl

The Gibson Girl was an iconic representation of the feminine ideal in the US at the turn of the 20th century, as portrayed by illustrator Charles Dana Gibson. The Gibson Girl was tall and slender, with an hourglass figure and tightly corseted wasp waist. Why was an RAAF survival radio transmitter carried by World War II aircraft on over-water operations nicknamed the “Gibson Girl”? More… Discuss

word: sufferance


sufferance

Definition: (noun) A disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations.
Synonyms: toleration, acceptance
Usage: Everyone admired her sufferance in the face of a number of unfortunate events. Discuss.

From BBC : Lake remembers Romania’s revolution


Lake remembers Romania’s revolution

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33138510

From BBC : Facebook taken to court over privacy


Facebook taken to court over
privacy

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33149889

From BBC : US orders ban on trans-fats


US orders ban on trans-fats

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-33154168

From BBC : Russia ‘to boost nuclear arsenal’


Russia ‘to boost nuclear arsenal’

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-33151125

From BBC : Top al-Qaeda commander confirmed dead


Top al-Qaeda commander confirmed dead

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-33143259