Daily Archives: September 10, 2015

Palestinian flag to be raised over UN


Palestinian flag to be raised over UN http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34216151

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Historic musical bits: Paganini: Violin Concerto no. 2, op. 7 “La Campanella” (1969 Ashkenasi/Vienna Symph. Orch./Esser)


Paganini: Violin Concerto no. 2, op. 7 “La Campanella” (1969 Ashkenasi/Vienna Symph. Orch./Esser)

historic musical bits: Horowitz plays Schumann Blumenstück (1966 live)


Horowitz plays Schumann Blumenstück (1966 live)

La Prière – Georges Brassens (1965) (“Je vous salut Marie…”)


La Prière – Georges Brassens (1965)

Léo Ferré – Avec le temps


Léo Ferré – Avec le temps 

Et Si Tu N’Existais Pas – Joe Dassin Lyrics


Et Si Tu N’Existais Pas – Joe Dassin Lyrics

today’s holiday: Belize National Day


Belize National Day

A public holiday in Belize commemorating the Battle of St. George’s Caye, fought in 1798 between the Spanish and the English over possession of the area. English loggers had settled in what is now Belize in the early 17th century, and British pirates used to hide in the cays there waiting for opportunities to plunder passing Spanish ships. It is also known as St. George’s Caye Day. Numerous festivities take place on the days leading up to the holiday, including a grand carnival parade. More… Discuss

Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness. Leo Tolstoy


Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Discuss

today’s birthday: Arnold Palmer (1929)


Arnold Palmer (1929)

One of golf’s most charismatic players, Palmer was instrumental in popularizing the sport in the US. After winning the US Amateur championship, Palmer turned professional in 1954 and won the Canadian Open in 1955. Between 1958 and 1964, he won the Masters four times, the British Open twice, and the US Open once. In 1967, he became the first golfer to earn more than $1 million in prize money. One of the first television-age golfing personalities, he attracted a loyal following known as what? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: John the Fearless Assassinated (1419)


John the Fearless Assassinated (1419)

Son of Philip the Bold, John the Fearless was duke of Burgundy from 1404–1419. He continued his father’s feud with Louis, Duke of Orléans, brother of King Charles VI, and became popular by advocating reforms. In 1407, he had Louis assassinated and later obtained control of the French government. Rivalry with the supporters of Orléans led to civil war in 1411, and he seized Paris in 1418. At a negotiation meeting with the dauphin—the future King Charles VII—John was assassinated. Who killed him? More… Discuss

Scuba Diving


Scuba Diving

Deep sea diving is generally performed with the aid of a breathing apparatus. Scuba (an acronym for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) is a system that delivers air to the diver at the same pressure exerted by the surrounding water. Most scuba divers limit their descent to about 130 ft (40 m), though certain record setters have reached depths of 300 ft (91 m) or more. At depths beyond 130 ft, nitrogen narcosis may set in; how does this condition impair a diver’s judgment? More… Discuss

word: abstemious


abstemious

Definition: (adjective) Marked by temperance in indulgence.
Synonyms: temperate, sparing, moderate, sober, austere, frugal, ascetic, self-denying, abstinent, continent
Usage: All drank except Lee Goom, the abstemious cabin boy. Discuss.

Jacques Brel – Ne Me Quitte Pas


Jacques Brel – Ne Me Quitte Pas

Cetatea Făgăraşului added a new photo. – Cetatea Făgăraşului


Source: Cetatea Făgăraşului added a new photo. – Cetatea Făgăraşului

EUROPARL: We must be mad to risk allowing Jihadists on our soil – Nigel Farage


We must be mad to risk allowing Jihadists on our soil – Nigel Farage

Shawn Dollar, surfer of world’s biggest waves, breaks neck in four places


Shawn Dollar, surfer of world’s biggest waves, breaks neck in four places

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Syrians in Uruguay: We want to go back


Syrians in Uruguay: We want to go back
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/09/americas/uruguay-syrians/index.html

J.K. Rowling: Here’s how to say Voldemort


J.K. Rowling: Here’s how to say Voldemort
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/10/entertainment/jk-rowling-voldemort-pronunciation-feat/index.html

Trump: I wasn’t talking about Fiorina’s face


Trump: I wasn’t talking about Fiorina’s face
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/10/politics/donald-trump-carly-fiorina-looks-rolling-stone/index.html

ISIS puts hostages ‘for sale’


ISIS puts hostages ‘for sale’
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/09/middleeast/isis-hostage-photos-dabiq-magazine/index.html

Meet your newest relative: Homo naledi


Meet your newest relative: Homo naledi
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/10/africa/homo-naledi-human-relative-species/index.html

Iran’s supreme leader vows ‘no serenity for Zionists’ — report


Iran’s supreme leader vows ‘no serenity for Zionists’ — report
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/10/middleeast/iran-khamenei-israel-will-not-exist-25-years/index.html

From NPR News


Pilot Of Burning British Airways Jet Says ‘I’m Finished Flying’ http://n.pr/1i0lI3Q

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Medicare Provides Few Respite Coverage Options For Caregivers http://n.pr/1OdR2qv

From NPR News


Flight 93 Memorial Center To Open 14 Years After Sept. 11 Attacks http://n.pr/1UIvzI3

From NPR News


Migrants Enter Denmark, Determined To Reach Sweden http://n.pr/1gb7E6l

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Japanese River Levee Fails; Flooding Spurs Evacuation Order For 130,000 http://n.pr/1JWBiFd

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Justice Department Details New Focus On Wall Street Executives http://n.pr/1KatAGw

Modelling spread of hospital bugs


Modelling spread of hospital bugs http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34192372

‘Transmittable Alzheimer’s’ concept raised


‘Transmittable Alzheimer’s’ concept raised http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34184470

Implant ‘traps’ spreading cancer cells


Implant ‘traps’ spreading cancer cells http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34191325

GM embryos ‘essential’, says report


GM embryos ‘essential’, says report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34200029

US hostage Mueller ‘killed by IS’


US hostage Mueller ‘killed by IS’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34205911

Netanyahu in UK for Middle East talks


Netanyahu in UK for Middle East talks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34206350