Daily Archives: July 8, 2015

Frum’sețea Pamăntului


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Frum’sețea Pamăntului

Listen, listen, listen: Your moment has come, Mr Tsipras, take back control of your country – UKIP leader Nigel Farage


Your moment has come, Mr Tsipras, take back control of your country – UKIP leader Nigel Farage

Pastravaria Vistisoara un loc in rai, Tara Fagarsului


Pastravaria Vistisoara un loc in rai, Tara Fagarsului (accesibil de aici)

Pastravaria Vistisoara un loc in rai, Tara Fagarsului (accesibil de aici)

Just a Thought: “So long as we adapt without giving up or giving in.”


Just a Thought:  “So long as we adapt without giving up or giving in.”

By George-B, July 1, 2015.

great compositions/performances: Dvorák – Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88 – Krivine


Dvorák – Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88 – Krivine

John L. Sullivan: The Boston Strong Boy | Photo: National Archives



John L. Sullivan: The Boston Strong Boy

Bare-knuckle boxer John Lawrence Sullivan reigned as America’s first sports hero at the end of the 19th century. In July 1889, when challenged by Jake Kilrain of Baltimore, Sullivan was still unbeaten despite his heavy drinking. About 3,000 fans gathered in the blazing sun of Richburg, Mississippi, for what was to be the last championship bare-knuckle fight. The marathon match went 75 rounds and lasted 2 hours and 16 minutes before the battered Kilrain’s handlers threw in the towel. Sullivan remained the champ until September 1892, when he was knocked out for the first time in his career by ‘Gentleman Jim’ Corbett. The mighty Sullivan died in 1918.

Photo: National Archives

Saint of the Day for Wednesday, July 8th, 2015: St. Grimbald


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St. Grimbald

Benedictine abbot also called Grimwald, invited to England by King Alfred in 885. Grimbald arrived in England and declined the see of Canterbury, preferring to remain a monk. He became the abbot of … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Winnipeg Folk Festival


Winnipeg Folk Festival

The largest event of its kind in North America, the Winnipeg Folk Festival is a music festival featuring bluegrass, gospel, jazz, Cajun, swing, Celtic, and other performers from Canada and around the world. There are concerts, jam sessions, a juried handicrafts village, children’s performances, and folk dancing. Held at Birds Hill Park, about 19 miles northeast of Winnipeg, the festival was started in 1974 by Mitch Podolak, a veteran in the folk music field. Although it lasts for five days, it also operates on a year-round basis as a folklore and music center. More… Discuss

quotation: A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)


A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Discuss

today’s birthday: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926)


Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926)

Kübler-Ross was a Swiss-American psychiatrist whose pioneering work in the field of thanatology—the study of death and dying—has had a lasting influence on the medical community. In her groundbreaking book, On Death and Dying, she first discussed what is now known as the Kübler-Ross model, which uses the “five stages of grief” to explain the experience of dying patients: denial, anger, bargaining for time, depression, and acceptance. What other medical movement did Kübler-Ross influence? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: First Issue of The Wall Street Journal Is Published (1889)


First Issue of The Wall Street Journal Is Published (1889)

The most influential American business-oriented paper and one of the most respected dailies in the world, The Wall Street Journal has been printed continuously since it was founded in 1889 by Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser. In that time, it has won more than 30 Pulitzer Prizes. It has one of the highest daily circulations in the US and a worldwide daily circulation of more than 2 million. Who acquired the newspaper’s parent company in 2007? More… Discuss

Jhumpa Lahiri


Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri is a contemporary Indian-American (Bengali) author based in New York City. Her debut, Interpreter of Maladies, addresses sensitive dilemmas in the lives of Indian immigrants, exploring themes involving marital difficulties, miscarriages, and the disconnection between first and second generation immigrants in the US. A film adaptation of her novel, The Namesake, will be released in November 2007. She is a vice president of what important organization? More… Discuss

word: orthography


orthography

Definition: (noun) A method of representing a language or the sounds of language by written symbols; spelling.
Synonyms: writing system
Usage: She was familiar with many of the regional dialects, but she did not recognize this orthography. Discuss.

From BBC : Can you prescribe nature?


Can you prescribe nature?

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33368691

From BBC : China’s stock market fall hits small investors


China’s stock market fall hits small investors http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-33425353

From BBC : GoPro reveals new mini action cam


GoPro reveals new mini action cam

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33409305

From BBC :’Don’t let Europe split’ – Greek PM


‘Don’t let Europe split’ – Greek PM

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33441183