Daily Archives: September 30, 2015

Who would Russia bomb in Syria?


Who would Russia bomb in Syria? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34391054

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‘Assad must go’ to ensure IS defeat


‘Assad must go’ to ensure IS defeat http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34393523

BBC iPlayer sidesteps Adobe’s Flash


BBC iPlayer sidesteps Adobe’s Flash http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34399754

Electricity from the air – Drayson’s big idea


Electricity from the air – Drayson’s big idea http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34401616

United Nations raises Palestinian flag


United Nations raises Palestinian flag http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34398174

United Nations raises Palestinian flag


United Nations raises Palestinian flag http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34398174

No shutdown: House approves bill to keep government open


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No shutdown: House approves bill to keep government open

Pope Francis and Sir Richard Branson appeal for Oklahoma inmate’s life


Pope Francis and Sir Richard Branson appeal for Oklahoma inmate’s life

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Pope’s dislike of Rome mayor revealed in prank call on radio programme


Pope’s dislike of Rome mayor revealed in prank call on radio programme

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Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor (the Rosamunde Quartet), D. 804, Op. 29


Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor (the Rosamunde Quartet), D. 804, Op. 29

Historic musical bits: Beethoven Symphony No 3 E flat major Eroica Leonard Bernstein


Beethoven Symphony No 3 E flat major Eroica Leonard Bernstein Wiener Philarmoniker

Ion Voicu – Balada de Ciprian Porumbescu (Ballad for violin and orchestra)


Ion Voicu – Balada de Ciprian Porumbescu (Ballad for violin and orchestra)

Saint of the Day for Wednesday, September 30th, 2015: St. Jerome


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St. Jerome

St. Jerome, who was born Eusebius Hieronymous Sophronius, was the most learned of the Fathers of the Western Church. He was born about the year 342 at Stridonius, a small town at the head of the … continue reading

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quotation: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)


Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody’s face but their own; which is the chief reason for that kind of reception it meets in the world, and that so very few are offended with it.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Discuss

today’s birthday: Truman Capote (1924)


Truman Capote (1924)

Capote’s first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms, launched a literary career that included the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s and his innovative “nonfiction novel” In Cold Blood, a chilling account of the senseless, brutal murder of a Kansas family that is widely considered his finest work. Capote cultivated celebrity and was famous in later years for his jet-setting lifestyle as well as his writing. Capote was reportedly the inspiration for a character in what famous novel? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Film Icon James Dean Killed in Car Crash (1955)


Film Icon James Dean Killed in Car Crash (1955)

Though he would become one of the most iconic actors in the history of Hollywood, Dean starred in only three movies—East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant. The moody actor was acclaimed as the epitome of the mid-1950s, representing the alienated American youth of the time. In 1955, his career and life were cut short when he was killed in a highway crash while driving his Porsche to compete in a racing event. He was just 24. What “curse” is associated with his death? More… Discuss

May I Take Your Order?


May I Take Your Order?

The drive-through system, developed in the US in the 1940s, has revolutionized business practices worldwide. Drive-through establishments provide service to customers who remain in their vehicles throughout the transactions. Typically, orders are taken over a speaker system and are picked up and paid for at a window. This speedy setup can be found at restaurants, banks, pharmacies, and liquor stores worldwide. What unconventional drive-through service is available in Las Vegas, NV? More… Discuss

word: bedlam Definition


bedlam

Definition: (noun) A place or situation of noisy uproar and confusion.
Synonyms: chaos, pandemonium, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvyness
Usage: They quarreled and bickered more than ever among themselves, till at times the camp was a howling bedlam. Discuss.

Russia launches first airstrikes against targets in Syria, says US


Russia launches first airstrikes against targets in Syria, says US

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Kentucky clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses may have met Pope Francis in secret


Kentucky clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses may have met Pope Francis in secret

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From NPR News


When Tea Is As Sweet As Soda: Sugary Tea Around The World http://n.pr/1GeWEfv

WHO backs ‘treat-all’ HIV drug plan


WHO backs ‘treat-all’ HIV drug plan http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34402618

Russia approves military move in Syria


Russia approves military move in Syria http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34400193