Daily Archives: September 3, 2015

US tightens mobile tracking rules

US tightens mobile tracking rules http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34145162

Words of wisdom.

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace

Time-Lapse: Bizarre, Beautiful Ocean Creatures

Time-Lapse: Bizarre, Beautiful Ocean Creatures

Daniel Barenboim – Manuel de Falla – Nights in Spanish Gardens

Daniel Barenboim – Manuel de Falla – Nights in Spanish Gardens

From NPR News

Former Clinton Aide Who Built Private Email Server Pleads The 5th http://n.pr/1L742Lx

From NPR News

Hungary’s Premier Defends Handling Of Migrant Crisis http://n.pr/1L7hmiT

France and Germany call for permanent EU response to migrant crisis


Hungarian police order refugees off train heading to Austrian border

Hungarian police order refugees off train heading to Austrian border


Police officer indicted for first-degree murder for killing of unarmed teenager

Police officer indicted for first-degree murder for killing of unarmed teenager


Witnessing Japan’s surrender in China

Witnessing Japan’s surrender in China http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34126445

US clerk jailed in gay marriage dispute

US clerk jailed in gay marriage dispute



Kentucky clerk jailed over refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples

Kentucky clerk jailed over refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples


today’s holiday: Cromwell’s Day

Cromwell’s Day

As a British general, Puritan statesman, and Lord Protector of England from 1653-58, Oliver Cromwell is remembered today more for his actions as a general and a statesman than for his efforts within Puritanism. Each year the Cromwell Association holds a special service near Cromwell’s statue outside the Houses of Parliament on September 3. It was on this day in 1650 that Cromwell won the battle of Dunbar, and it was on the same day a year later that he won a decisive victory at the battle of Worcester against the Scots. It was also the day on which he died. More… Discuss

quotation: Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

“I could tell you my adventures—beginning from this morning,” said Alice a little timidly: “but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Discuss

today’s birthday: Urho Kekkonen (1900)

Urho Kekkonen (1900)

The leading spokesman of the Center Party, Kekkonen became Finland’s prime minister in 1950 and succeeded Juho Paasikivi as president in 1956. After his reelection in 1962 and 1968, the Finnish parliament voted to extend his term, which was to expire in 1974, until 1978, at which time he was elected to his final term as president. Throughout his career, Kekkonen succeeded in maintaining friendly neutrality with the USSR. What caused him to resign the presidency in 1981? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Malcolm Campbell Becomes First to Drive over 300 MPH (1935)

Malcolm Campbell Becomes First to Drive over 300 MPH (1935)

Campbell, an English automobile and speedboat racer, set many speed records for motorcycles, airplanes, automobiles, and motorboats. In 1931, he was knighted for his accomplishments. Four years later, driving his famed automobile Bluebird at Bonneville Flats, Utah, Campbell set his final land speed record, becoming the first person to drive an automobile faster than 300 mph (483 km/h). He later turned to speedboat racing and set a new record in 1939, when his boat reached what speed? More… Discuss



Nacre, also known as mother-of-pearl, is the iridescent substance that forms the shell lining of some fresh-water and salt-water mollusks. Just like the pearl, it is a mantle tissue secretion and is composed of alternating layers of calcium carbonate and conchiolin. It serves to both smooth the shell and defend it against parasitic organisms and damaging debris. Its iridescent beauty makes it a popular ornamentation in jewelry, watches and guitar inlays. What other decorative uses does it have? More… Discuss

word: thurible


Definition: (noun) A censer used in certain ecclesiastical ceremonies or liturgies.
Synonyms: censer
Usage: As the priest swung the thurible, incense poured out the holes in its lid. Discuss.

From France 24 :

Obama secures Senate support for Iran deal


Diabetes drug may help in leukaemia

Diabetes drug may help in leukaemia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34127096