Daily Archives: September 28, 2015

China anger at Clinton feminists tweet


China anger at Clinton feminists tweet http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-34377406

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India’s lake of toxic snowy froth


India’s lake of toxic snowy froth http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-34376988

Nepal mulls new Everest restrictions


Nepal mulls new Everest restrictions http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-34383037

Deadly attack on Yemen wedding party


Deadly attack on Yemen wedding party http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34382405

Facebook down for second time in week


Facebook down for second time in week http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34383655

Asians ‘to overtake’ Hispanics in U.S.


Asians ‘to overtake’ Hispanics in U.S.
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/28/us/pew-study-immigration-asians-hispanics/index.html

Call to improve radiotherapy access


Call to improve radiotherapy access http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34359107

Age of menopause ‘controllers’ found


Age of menopause ‘controllers’ found http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34380258

Pope holds large Mass to end US visit


Pope holds large Mass to end US visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34376771

Trump unveils reform plan for US taxes


Trump unveils reform plan for US taxes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34383652

Audi and Skoda report 3.3m ‘cheat’ cars


Audi and Skoda report 3.3m ‘cheat’ cars http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34377443

Divisions on Syria laid bare at UN


Divisions on Syria laid bare at UN http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34378889

BEST OLDIES: Rolling Stones-Honky Tonk Woman


Rolling Stones-Honky Tonk Woman

best oldies: Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man (1968) Original Video


Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man (1968) Original Video

best oldies: J.P. Rags- “If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium” (Donovan)


J.P. Rags- “If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium”

 

Herman’s Hermits No Milk Today 1966


Herman’s Hermits No Milk Today 1966 HQ

Nina Simone- I Put Spell On You


Nina Simone- I Put Spell On You

Nina Simone – Mississippi Goddam


Nina Simone –
Mi
ssissippi Goddam


Édith Piaf – Ne me quitte pas

NINA SIMONE: Published on Sep 18, 2014 Live In Holland 1965 01. Brown Baby


Published on Sep 18, 2014

Live In Holland 1965
01. Brown Baby
02. Four Women
03. The Ballad Of Hollis Brown
04. Tomorrow Is My Turn
05. Images
06. Go Limp
07. Mississippi Goddam

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‘Our Father’ sung at Pope Francis’ mass at UST


‘Our Father’ sung at Pope Francis’ mass at UST

.@realDonaldTrump: Let Putin fight ISIS in Syria .


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Beethoven, Sonata para piano Nº 24 en Fa♯ (F sharp Major) major op.78 ‘À Thérèse’. Daniel Barenboim, piano


Beethoven, Sonata para piano Nº 24 en Fa♯ (F sharp major) mayor op.78 ‘À Thérèse’. Daniel Barenboim, piano

historic musical bits: Claudio Arrau Beethoven “Waldstein”


Claudio Arrau Beethoven “Waldstein” (Full)

Maurice Ravel – Valses Nobles et Sentimentales – Giovani Umberto Battel


Maurice Ravel – Valses Nobles et Sentimentales – Giovani Umberto Battel

Beethoven Symphony No.9


Beethoven Symphony No.9

With my heartfelt thanks. May the love of Christ always guide the American people! #GodBlessAmerica — Pope Francis


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today’s holiday: Czech Statehood Day (St. Wenceslas Day)


Czech Statehood Day (St. Wenceslas Day)

Czech Statehood Day marks the assassination of Duke Vaclav Wenceslas of Bohemia by his brother on September 28, c. 929-935. Wenceslas was canonized as a saint due to his martyr’s death. Czech Statehood Day is a public holiday celebrated throughout the Czech Republic. Every year, the Czech president awards St. Wenceslas medals to people who contributed to Czech statehood. This ceremony takes place at Prague Castle, where a memorial wreath is placed on the statue of St. Wenceslas. In addition, a pilgrimage takes place at Stara Boleslav, the site of his murder. More… Discuss

quotation: Men cling to life even at the cost of enduring great misfortune. Aristotle


Men cling to life even at the cost of enduring great misfortune.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Discuss

today’s birthday: Confucius (551 BCE)


Confucius (551 BCE)

Positive evidence concerning the life of the Chinese sage Confucius is sparse, and modern scholars base their accounts largely on the Analects, a collection of sayings and conversations apparently recorded by his disciples. Distressed by the constant warfare between the Chinese states and by the venality and tyranny of the rulers, Confucius urged a system of morality and government that would promote peace and stability. According to tradition, he compiled or edited what corpus of books? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Saint Wenceslas Murdered by His Brother (935 CE)


Saint Wenceslas Murdered by His Brother (935 CE)

During his reign, the Good King Wenceslaus, as he was known, was noted for his piety and worked vigorously to strengthen Christianity in Bohemia. His religion and his friendly relations with King Henry I—with whom he had negotiated a peace when Henry invaded—caused discontent among the nobles, and Wenceslaus was assassinated by his brother Boleslav I, who succeeded him. By the 11th century, he was already recognized as the patron saint of Bohemia. What legends exist about the saintly king? More… Discuss

Turkish Coffee


Turkish Coffee

Turkish coffee is prepared in a special pot called a cezve and is made from finely ground coffee, cold water, and sometimes sugar. In Turkey, sugar content is determined based on a ranking system that includes 4 levels of sweetness. The coffee is served in small fincan similar to Italian espresso cups, and its sludgy grounds settle in a thick layer at the bottom. Often, a finished cup is turned upside down on a saucer and the patterns left by the grounds are examined for what? More… Discuss

Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars


Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars

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reticent


reticent

Definition: (adjective) Inclined to keep one’s thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself.
Synonyms: untalkative
Usage: She was so reticent about her personal life that even her roommates did not know she had a boyfriend. Discuss.

Lance Armstrong Settles Case With Promotions Company


http://news.yahoo.com/armstrong-settles-case-promotions-company-144959969–spt.html
With a payment and an apology, Lance Armstrong has settled a decade-long dispute with a promotions company that sought repayment of more than $10 million in bonuses it paid the former cyclist during a career that was later exposed to be fueled by performance-enhancing drugs.

Shell says it will cease Alaska offshore Arctic drilling


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/shell-says-cease-alaska-offshore-054040079.html
Royal Dutch Shell will cease exploration in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast following disappointing results from an exploratory well backed by billions in investment and years of work. The announcement …

Saudi Arabia Has Withdrawn Billions From Markets, Estimates Show


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-28/saudi-arabia-has-withdrawn-billions-from-markets-estimates-show?cmpid=yhoo
Saudi Arabia has withdrawn as much as $70 billion from global asset managers as OPEC’s largest oil producer seeks to plug its budget deficit after crude slumped, according to financial services market intelligence company Insight Discovery. “Fund managers we’ve spoken to estimate SAMA has pulled out between $50 billion to $70 billion from global asset managers over the past six months,” Nigel Sillitoe, chief executive officer of the Dubai-based firm, said by telephone Monday. “Saudi Arabia is withdrawing funds because it’s trying to cut its widening deficit and it’s financing the war in Yemen,” he said, declining to name the fund managers.

German prosecutors open investigation of former VW boss


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/german-prosecutors-open-investigation-former-112508639.html
German prosecutors on Monday opened an investigation against former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn to establish what his role was in the company’s emissions-rigging scandal. The investigation will concentrate …

Trump Says Tax Plan Will Be Good News for Everyone But Hedge Fund Managers


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-says-tax-plan-good-230003078.html
Criticized by Republican presidential rivals as having a loose grip on policy, Donald Trump will lay out a tax plan on Monday that he said will increase the burden on hedge fund managers, cut rates for corporations and the middle class, and eliminate payments for more of the poor. “People in the low-income brackets that are supposed to be paying taxes, many of them don’t anyway,” Trump said during an interview on 60 Minutes that aired on Sunday. Trump also said he would increase taxes on Chinese imports if the country continues to devalue its currency, and would tax products made by companies that moved operations overseas to take advantage of lower rates.

Shell Pulls the Plug on Arctic Exploration


http://news.yahoo.com/shell-stop-exploration-activity-alaska-054736589–finance.html
By Karolin Schaps LONDON (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its Arctic search for oil after failing to find enough crude in a move that will appease environmental campaigners and shareholders who said its project was too expensive and risky.

Dow falls 100 points; biotech weighs


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/dow-falls-100-points-open-133115168.html
U.S. stocks opened lower as uncertainty about the timing of a rate hike and concerns about global economic growth continued to weigh on sentiment.

Whole Foods Market to cut about 1,500 jobs


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/whole-foods-market-cut-1-122031190.html
The cuts are aimed at reducing costs as the company invests in technology upgrades, Whole Foods said in a filing. Whole Foods said it would offer employees options including transition pay, severance, or allow them to apply for other jobs. Whole Foods said in May that it would launch a new chain of smaller, more value-focused shops next year.

RL: POPE FRANCIS: THE WALLS ARE NOT THE SOLUTION!


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Pope Francis: The walls are not the solution!

Super moon and lunar eclipse combine for ‘blood moon’ – pictures from around the world


Super moon and lunar eclipse combine for ‘blood moon’ – pictures from around the world

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Super moon and lunar eclipse combine for ‘blood moon’ – pictures from around the world


Super moon and lunar eclipse combine for ‘blood moon’ – pictures from around the world

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Super moon and lunar eclipse combine for ‘blood moon’ – pictures from around the world


Super moon and lunar eclipse combine for ‘blood moon’ – pictures from around the world

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Owner of Mississippi’s last abortion clinic won’t stop fighting for her patients


Owner of Mississippi’s last abortion clinic won’t stop fighting for her patients

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Pope Francis scorecard: liberals take away biggest wins from pontiff’s US visit


Pope Francis scorecard: liberals take away biggest wins from pontiff’s US visit

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UN’s 70th general assembly: the greatest political show on earth


UN’s 70th general assembly: the greatest political show on earth

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From France 24 :


Fresh clashes erupt at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque

http://f24.my/1OBBGPU