Daily Archives: September 15, 2015

Delhi battles dengue fever surge


Delhi battles dengue fever surge http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-34254643

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Germany ‘can block EU migrant benefits’


Germany ‘can block EU migrant benefits’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34256969

The refugees who chose Brazil over Europe


The refugees who chose Brazil over Europe http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-34264937

Serbian alarm over stranded migrants


Serbian alarm over stranded migrants http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34261357

Smuggling people into the country thousands want to leave


Smuggling people into the country thousands want to leave http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34259520

Israel vows stone-thrower crackdown


Israel vows stone-thrower crackdown http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34264938

US warns N Korea over nuclear plant


US warns N Korea over nuclear plant http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-34263953

Call for mass de-worming exercise


Call for mass de-worming exercise http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34256638

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Venus SKETCH

DEFINITION: AT PLAY or PLAYFUL SKETCH


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Definition:  AT PLAY or PLAYFUL SKETCH

Refugees scramble for ways into Europe as Hungary seals borders


Refugees scramble for ways into Europe as Hungary seals borders

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Utah flash flood: death toll rises as more victims found in Zion national park


Utah flash flood: death toll rises as more victims found in Zion national park

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Bernie Sanders rejects ‘vicious’ attack over his support for UK Labour leader


Bernie Sanders rejects ‘vicious’ attack over his support for UK Labour leader

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Charles Darwin letter repudiating the Bible heads to auction


Charles Darwin letter repudiating the Bible heads to auction

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Pope Francis to deliver most speeches in Spanish during US tour


Pope Francis to deliver most speeches in Spanish during US tour

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Pope Francis to deliver most speeches in Spanish during US tour


Pope Francis to deliver most speeches in Spanish during US tour

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The CNN Republican debate is Trump’s title fight – with 10 rivals taking swings


The CNN Republican debate is Trump’s title fight – with 10 rivals taking swings

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Why ‘Happy Birthday’ will cost you


Why ‘Happy Birthday’ will cost you http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33993718

Flying Korea’s farmed dogs to safety


Flying Korea’s farmed dogs to safety http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34247807

Turkey targets news ‘terror propaganda’


Turkey targets news ‘terror propaganda’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34256762

UN warning over Jerusalem clashes


UN warning over Jerusalem clashes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34262947

Chilia parintelui Arsenie Boca din Valea Sambetei Ep.2


Chilia parintelui Arsenie Boca din Valea Sambetei Ep.2

Sambata de Sus-(chilia parintelui Arsenie Boca si manastirea Brancoveanu- SAMBATA DE SUS) )


Sambata de Sus-(chilia parintelui Arsenie Boca si manastirea Brancoveanu)

Saint of the Day for Tuesday, September 15th, 2015: St. Valerian


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St. Valerian

The massacre of the martyrs of Lyons with their bishop, St. Pothinus, took place during the persecutions of Marcus Aurelius in the year 177. Marcellus, a priest, we are told, by Divine intervention, … continue reading

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great compositions/performances: Annie Fischer plays Beethoven – Piano Sonata 26,Op.81a Les Adieux’ (Color-Coded Analysis)


Beethoven – Piano Sonata 26,Op.81a “Farewell” (Color-Coded Analysis)

today’s holiday: Prinsjesdag


Prinsjesdag

The state opening of Parliament in the Netherlands takes place on the third Tuesday in September at the 13th-century Ridderzaal, or Knights’ Hall, in The Hague. The reigning monarch rides to Parliament in a golden coach drawn by eight horses. He is received by the two houses of Parliament, to whom he addresses his speech outlining the government’s intended majority program for the coming year. More… Discuss

Boredom: the desire for desires. Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)


Boredom: the desire for desires.

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Discuss

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today’s birthday: Titus Oates (1649)


Titus Oates (1649)

Oates was an Anglican priest whose whole career was marked with intrigue and scandal. In 1678, he invented the story of the Popish Plot, a fictitious Jesuit conspiracy to kill Charles II and place his Catholic brother James—later James II—on the throne. Oates’s testimony resulted in a frenzy of anti-Catholic hatred throughout England, and caused more than 30 people to be executed. He was finally convicted of perjury and imprisoned in 1685. Who conspired with Oates to invent the plot? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Tragedy at Opening of Liverpool and Manchester Railway (1830)


Tragedy at Opening of Liverpool and Manchester Railway (1830)

In 1830, festivities were held to mark the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the world’s first inter-city passenger railway. Unfortunately, the celebration turned tragic when William Huskisson, the Member of Parliament for Liverpool, got off the train to speak with the Duke of Wellington during a temporary stop and was fatally injured by an oncoming train. He thus became the world’s first railway passenger to be killed by a train. How fast did these trains initially travel? More… Discuss

genocide: Genocide in Darfur


Genocide in Darfur

In 2003, political conflict between Darfur’s government and rebel groups erupted when rebels killed 75 military personnel in a surprise raid. The government-backed Janjaweed have since destroyed countless villages and murdered their civilian inhabitants. One UN observer team reported that non-Arab villages were attacked, while Arab villages were unharmed. The mass media has termed the events in Darfur “genocide.” Most NGOs report 400,000 deaths in the region; how many people have been displaced?

War in Darfur
Part of the Sudanese Civil Wars
Government Militia in Darfur.PNG
Pro-government militia in Darfur
Date 2003– ongoing[1]
Location Darfur, Sudan
Result Conflict ongoing
Belligerents
Sudan JEM factions
Flag of Darfur.svg SLM (Minnawi faction)
Sudan LJM
Allegedly supported by:
 Chad
 Eritrea[2][3][4][5]
Sudan Janjaweed
Sudan Sudanese Armed Forces
Sudan Sudanese Police
Foreign Mercenaries
African Union
 United Nations
Commanders and leaders
Sudan Khalil Ibrahim
Sudan Ahmed Diraige
Flag of Darfur.svg Minni Minnawi
Sudan Abdul Wahid al Nur
Sudan Omar al-Bashir
Sudan Musa Hilal
Sudan Hamid Dawai
Sudan Ali Kushayb
Sudan Ahmed Haroun[6]
Rodolphe Adada
United Nations Martin Luther Agwai
Strength
NRF/JEM: Unknown N/A 9,065
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

  • 106 Sudanese soldiers and police and 1 Russian mercenary killed in the raid on Omdurman and Khartoum[7][8][9][10]
51 peacekeepers killed
178,258–461,520 excess deaths,[11] 2,850,000 Displaced (UN estimate), 450,000 Displaced (Sudanese estimate)


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word: perambulator


perambulator

Definition: (noun) A small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around.
Synonyms: stroller, baby buggy, pram, pushchair, go-cart, pusher, carriage
Usage: Charlotte is quite spoiled; each of her dolls has its own perambulator, parasol, and wardrobe. Discuss.

West ‘ignored Russian offer in 2012 to have Syria’s Assad step aside’


West ‘ignored Russian offer in 2012 to have Syria’s Assad step aside’

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Kids drinking hand sanitizer


Kids drinking hand sanitizer
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/14/health/hand-sanitizer-poisoning/index.html

Backing al-Assad ‘not winning strategy’


Backing al-Assad ‘not winning strategy’
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/14/world/amanpour-samantha-power/index.html

Syrian war: What you should know


Syrian war: What you should know
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Tool to tackle power-hungry apps


Tool to tackle power-hungry apps http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34244665

Raging fires prompt drone law change


Raging fires prompt drone law change http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34254328

Why is Facebook investing in AI?


Why is Facebook investing in AI? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34118481

US clerk relents in gay marriage row


US clerk relents in gay marriage row http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34247029

Smaller portions call to tackle obesity


Smaller portions call to tackle obesity http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34246119

Tough Hungary migrant laws take effect


Tough Hungary migrant laws take effect http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34252812