Daily Archives: September 12, 2015

Russian cargo planes arrive in Syria


Russian cargo planes arrive in Syria http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34233723

Leader Corbyn vows Labour “fightback”


Leader Corbyn vows Labour “fightback” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-34223157

Rallies in Europe as migrants arrive


Rallies in Europe as migrants arrive http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34235673

great compositions/performances: Liszt Piano Concerto No 2 Alfred Brendel Eliahu Inbal


Liszt Piano Concerto No 2 Alfred Brendel Eliahu Inbal

great compositions/performances: Liszt, Concerto pour piano n°1 – Valentina Lisitsa / Paavo Järvi


Liszt, Concerto pour piano n°1 – Valentina Lisitsa / Paavo Järvi

Franz Benda – Violin Concerto in D major


Franz Benda – Violin Concerto in D major

Music for everyone: Solitude / Ryuichi Sakamoto (Yasu Cultural Hall 01/12/12) (Your interest is appreciated!)


Solitude / Ryuichi Sakamoto (Yasu Cultural Hall 01/12/12)

Schubert Piano Sonata No 21 D 960 B flat major Alfred Brendel


Schubert Piano Sonata No 21 D 960 B flat major Alfred Brendel

Saint of the Day for Saturday, September 12th, 2015: St. Ailbhe


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St. Ailbhe

Bishop and preacher, one of the saints whose life has been woven into the myths and legends of Ireland. He was a known disciple of St. Patrick, and is called Albeus in some records. What is known … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Bad Durkheim Wurstmarkt


Bad Durkheim Wurstmarkt

Although called Bad Durkheim Wurstmarkt, or Sausage Fair, this is actually Germany‘s biggest wine festival—the name is said to have originated about 150 years ago because of the immense amounts of sausage consumed. The opening day of the festival features a concert and a procession of bands, vineyard proprietors, and tapsters of the tavern stalls with decorated wine floats. The following days are a medley of fireworks, band playing, dancing, and singing through the night. Wine is served in glasses called Schoppen that hold about a pint. More… Discuss

quotation: Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works. Virginia Woolf


Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Discuss

today’s birthday: Richard Jordan Gatling (1818)


Richard Jordan Gatling (1818)

Gatling, an inventor who began his career creating agricultural devices including a rice-sewing machine and a steam plow, is best remembered as the creator of a rapid-firing gun that was the precursor of the modern machine gun. He offered his Gatling gun to the Union army in the Civil War, but only a few were put into use toward the war’s end. For a time, Gatling worked on improving the gun, but he eventually went back to devising agricultural machinery. What were some of his other inventions? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Teens Stumble upon Ancient Cave Paintings in Lascaux, France (1940)


Teens Stumble upon Ancient Cave Paintings in Lascaux, France (1940)

In 1940, four teens uncovered a fantastic archeological site, a cave system decorated with prehistoric paintings, drawings, and engravings that have been dated to about 15,000–13,000 BCE. Many of the paintings are drawn over former works, enabling experts to trace stylistic developments over more than 1,000 years. The later paintings, featuring animals along with signs and symbols, exhibit an advanced artistic quality and technical skill. Why was the cave closed to the public in 1963? More… Discuss

 

Salman Rushdie is a British-Indian novelist (1988 author of the novel “The Satanic Verses”)


Salman Rushdie

Rushdie is a British-Indian novelist known for the allusive richness of his language and the wide variety of Eastern and Western characters and cultures he explores. After his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses was deemed sacrilegious, Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, or legal ruling, sentencing him to death. Rushdie was forced into hiding, where he wrote Haroun and the Sea of Stories, a novelistic allegory against censorship. What is the fatwa’s current status? More… Discuss

word: danseuse


danseuse

Definition: (noun) A woman who is a ballet dancer.
Synonyms: ballerina
Usage: The painting depicted a beautiful danseuse putting on her ballet shoes while waiting in the wings of the theater. Discuss.

The Funny Ways That Animals Sleep


The Funny Ways That Animals Sleep

Further sabotage of the Iran deal won’t bring success — only embarrassment


Further sabotage of the Iran deal won’t bring success — only embarrassment

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Kentucky clerk Kim Davis isn’t the only one denying couples marriage licenses


Kentucky clerk Kim Davis isn’t the only one denying couples marriage licenses

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Show us: What does today’s American Catholic family look like?


Show us: What does today’s American Catholic family look like?

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America’s dark and not-very-distant history of hating Catholics


America’s dark and not-very-distant history of hating Catholics

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America’s dark and not-very-distant history of hating Catholics


America’s dark and not-very-distant history of hating Catholics

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From France 24 :


Egypt’s cabinet resigns amid corruption probe

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From NPR News


What Not To Say To A Woman With No Hair http://n.pr/1KarJ4w