Daily Archives: August 28, 2015

FBI demanded Scandinavian countries arrest Edward Snowden should he visit


FBI demanded Scandinavian countries arrest Edward Snowden should he visit

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Kreisler Romance Larghetto by Carl Von Weber – Garrett David


Kreisler Romance Larghetto by Carl Von Weber – Garrett David

Martha Argerich plays Franz Liszt – The Piano Sonata in B-Minor S.178


Martha Argerich plays Franz Liszt – The Piano Sonata in B-Minor S.178

Cine a fost cazacul Mazepa, războinicul care tulbură Europa chiar şi după 300 de ani de la moarte. Răpus pe pământ românesc, a fost îngropat de şase ori | adevarul.ro


Erou naţional în Ucraina, el este duşman de moarte în Rusia, continuând să fie, la 300 de ani de la moarte, sub „afurisenia“ Bisericii Ortodoxe. Este considerat părintele ideii de independenţă a ucrainenilor. A murit pe pământ românesc, la Varniţa (în Basarabia) şi a fost înmormântat de şase ori. Ultima oară într-o biserică veche de sute de ani pe care comuniştii au tras-o cu remorcherele în Dunăre pentru că refuza să se prăbuşească. Ştiri pe aceeaşi temă Legendele Dunării: misterul tunelurilor străvechi care împânzesc Galaţ… Povestea Elisei Leonida, prima femeie inginer din lume. A studiat în G… Un sondaj de opinie făcut recent de o televiziune locală din Galaţi a scos la iveală un adevăr crud despre gălăţeni: 95% dintre cei chestionaţi habar nu au de unde vine denumirea „Mazepa”, care dă denumirea a două cartiere ultracentrale ale oraşului. Prilejul este tocmai bun pentru a scoate la iveală povestea mai puţin ştiută a lui Ivan Stepanovici Mazepa, marele conducător al oştilor cazace care au îngrozit Europa în secolul al XVII-lea. După cum veţi vedea, Mazepa a avut o legătură specială cu Galaţiul, de aici şi denumirea cu numele lui a centrulului oraşului. Un erou naţional ajuns duşman al poporului Ivan Mazepa (1639-1709) s-a născut într-o familie bogată

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today’s holiday: Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo


Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo

St. Augustine is best known for his spiritual autobiography, the Confessions, which details the excesses of his youth, his career as a teacher of rhetoric, his years as a believer in Manicheism and Platonism, and his belated conversion to Christianity. It is primarily for his writings that he is known as the patron saint of theologians and scholars, and one of the “Four Latin Fathers” of the Christian Church. When Spanish soldiers landed on the coast of Florida on St. Augustine’s Day in 1565, they named the U.S.’s oldest European community after him. More… Discuss

quotation: Love may be or it may not, but where it is, it ought to reveal itself in its immensity. Honore de Balzac


Love may be or it may not, but where it is, it ought to reveal itself in its immensity.

Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) Discuss

today’s birthday: Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774)


Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774)

Seton was the first native-born US citizen canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. Six years after she founded the Society for the Relief of Poor Widows with Small Children, her husband died, leaving her with five young children. She later opened a free Catholic elementary school and is considered the mother of the US parochial school system. In 1813, she founded the Sisters of Charity, the first US religious order, and served as its superior until her death. Seton is the patron saint of what? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: The Peace Palace Opens in The Hague (1913)


The Peace Palace Opens in The Hague (1913)

Often called “the seat of international law,” the Peace Palace houses the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague Academy of International Law, and the International Court of Justice, which is the primary judicial body of the United Nations. The palace was conceived in the early 20th century and was funded by American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. To show their support for the project, many nations sent gifts for use or display in the palace, including what items? More… Discuss

The iPod


The iPod

The Apple iPod, currently the world’s best-selling line of digital audio players, was unveiled in 2001 for the Mac, and in 2002 for Windows. iPods store and play songs in a variety of digital formats, including MP3, Apple Lossless, and AAC. The combination of sound quality, sleek design, and slick user interface, coupled with a bold marketing campaign, has made the iPod a hit. By the end of 2006, over 67 million iPods had been sold. What medical problem may be associated with prolonged iPod use? More… Discuss

unwieldy


unwieldy

Definition: (adjective) Difficult to carry or manage because of size, shape, weight, or complexity.
Synonyms: unmanageable
Usage: She shifted the unwieldy groceries in her arms and looked for an empty shopping cart. Discuss.

Hungarian police arrest driver of lorry that had 71 dead migrants inside


Hungarian police arrest driver of lorry that had 71 dead migrants inside

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Obama: Katrina A ‘Man-Made’ Disaster Caused By Government Failure

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Estonia ‘plans Russia border fence’


Estonia ‘plans Russia border fence’

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