Daily Archives: October 11, 2015

From NPR News


New Rankings Highlight Corporate Transparency In Politics http://n.pr/1hwA4sq

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Tamir Rice’s Family: Prosecutor Is On A Quest To Avoid Accountability http://n.pr/1hy7GGh

From NPR News


Biking Behind Bars: Female Inmates Battle Weight Gain http://n.pr/1Gfaezr

Mexico releases file on 43 students


Mexico releases file on 43 students http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-34502080

Putin defends Russia’s Syria strikes


Putin defends Russia’s Syria strikes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34502286

Sadness, Denial, Grief: Suffering


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Sadness, Denial, Grief : Suffering

Drobul de Sare si Lăna de Aur


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Drobul de Sare si Lăna de Aur

From NPR News


Iran Test-Fires A New, Precision-Guided Ballistic Missile http://n.pr/1L6sT4J

Turkey terror attack: mourning after scores killed in Ankara blasts


Turkey terror attack: mourning after scores killed in Ankara blasts

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Grangemouth firm buys North Sea fields


Grangemouth firm buys North Sea fields http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-34499653

North Korea’s 70th anniversary march in pictures


North Korea’s 70th anniversary march in pictures

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-34497425

The glass pyramid that reveals Kazakhstan’s ambitions


The glass pyramid that reveals Kazakhstan’s ambitions http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34001345

Belarus poised to re-elect Lukashenko


Belarus poised to re-elect Lukashenko http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34499387

Ex-Anglo Irish boss arrested in US


Ex-Anglo Irish boss arrested in US http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34499642

Japan woman ‘held in China for spying’


Japan woman ‘held in China for spying’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-34500210

Iraq says IS leader’s convoy hit


Iraq says IS leader’s convoy hit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34500402

Assad forces ‘make gains in Syria’


Assad forces ‘make gains in Syria’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34500516

historic musical bits: Jacqueline du Pré, Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor op.104 (rec. 1972)


Jacqueline du Pré, Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor op.104

Arthur Rubinstein – Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No 1 in B-flat minor, Op 23 (rec. 1961)


Arthur Rubinstein – Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No 1 in B-flat minor, Op 23

Pastorale, Stravinsky 1907


Pastorale, Stravinsky 1907

Historic Musical bits: Dvořák / String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 “American” |Cleveland Quartet


Dvořák / String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 “American” (Cleveland Quartet)

Johann Sebastian Bach – Fantasy and fugue in great compositions/performances: G minor BWV 542 |Franz Hauk at the Great Klais Organ of Liebfrauenmünster Ingolstadt


Johann Sebastian Bach – Fantasy and fugue in G minor BWV 542

great compositions/performances: 12 Variations in E-Flat Major on “Je suis Lindor,” K. 354| Karl Engel (Piano)


12 Variations in E-Flat Major on “Je suis Lindor,” K. 354

Poezii care vor trai intotdeauna: Vasile Alecsandri – Mioriţa


Vasile Alecsandri – Mioriţa

historic musical bits: Sara pe deal – Eve on the hill – MADRIGAL Chorus


Sara pe deal – Eve on the hill – MADRIGAL Chorus

Historic Musical Bits: Mendelssohn – A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture Op. 21 | The Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Otto Klemperer


Mendelssohn – A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture Op. 21

historic musical bits: A midsummer Night`s Dream Incidental Music, Op. 61.



A midsummer Night`s Dream Incidental Music, Op. 61.

historic musical bits: Ion Voicu – Balada de Ciprian Porumbescu (Ballad for violin and orchestra)


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

Iubirea, ca obligaţie | APADOR-CH | adevarul.ro


obabil că un Lenin reîncarnat pe plaiurile din grădina Carpaţilor ar defini capitalismul de acum, de la noi, drept puterea ipocriziei+telenovele. De acelasi autor Ce ştiu românii despre drepturile lor şi la cine merg ca să le revendi… Ceauşescu a fost un ţăran incult din Teleorman. Pardon, din Scorniceşti. Spun asta cât mai pot, până intră în vigoare legea lu’ Dragnea, trecută ca expresul de Alexandria prin Senat, lege care promovează demnitatea umană şi toleranţa şi care, în spiritul declarat al toleranţei, te va amenda dacă-i zici ţăranului că-i ţăran şi incultului că-i incult. Asta e defăimare socială. Pe vremea lui Ceauşescu, mai toată lumea era chiriaş la stat. Exista chiar o lege, nr. 5/1973, care reglementa drepturile şi (mai ales) obligaţiile chiriaşilor. Un articol din acea lege prevedea că dacă un chiriaş are spaţiu excedentar în locuinţă (care se calcula potrivit unei norme de spaţiu/persoană), are şi obligaţia de a primi în acel spaţiu excedentar o altă persoană, care nu are unde locui. Obligaţia ta de chiriaş, de a primi în casă, în spaţiul excedentar, o altă persoană, era justificată prin umanismul socialist, care presupunea solidaritatea cu cei care nu aveau unde locui. Individualismul, specific societăţii capitaliste în descompunere, era interzis în socialism. Sigur că această măsură încărcată de solidaritate genera reacţii adverse din partea titularilor de contracte de închiriere. Care ar fi vrut şi ei să stea cu familia ceva mai răsfiraţi, nu înghesuiţi ca sardelele. În mod public, însă, nu se auzea niciun protest. Cine protesta era luat pentru propagandă împotriva orânduirii socialiste. Aşa că, în mod oficial, nimeni nu era nemulţumit de această regulă, neexistând reclamaţii. Dar, pe la colţuri, cu mâna la gură şi în şoaptă, lumea tot vorbea şi înjura sistemul care îi obliga să fie umanişti socialişti.

Source: Iubirea, ca obligaţie | APADOR-CH | adevarul.ro

Misterul morţii lui Ştefan cel Mare, tragedia care a zguduit Europa. Ce l-a ucis, de fapt, pe domnitor, de niciun medic al lumii nu a reuşit să-l vindece | adevarul.ro


Voieodul Ştefan cel Mare a murit în vara anului 1504. Ştirea morţii sale a făcut înconjurul Europei şi a fost prezentată în numeroase cronici. Ceea ce rămâne învăluit în mister este adevărata cauză a morţii sale. Medicii timpului, dar şi istoricii au elaborat mai multe ipoteze. Ştiri pe aceeaşi temă Legătura puţin ştiută dintre Ştefan cel Mare şi Baba Vrâncioaia. Cum a… În ziua de marţi 2 iulie 1504, la orele 16.00, marele voievod al Moldovei, Ştefan cel Mare, se stingea din viaţă la venerabila vârstă de 71 de ani, în prezenţa boierilor şi a dregătorilor apropiaţi, a familiei, a urmaşilor săi, dar şi a medicilor care în zadar încercaseră să-i salveze viaţa. În urma sa rămânea o ţară consolidată şi amintirea unei glorii fără precedent în istoria românilor. ”Vitejia şi succesul lui Ştefan erau renumite la popoarele vecine pentru experienţa în chestiunile militare şi faptele celebre săvârşite contra turcilor, tătarilor şi ungurilor”, preciza cronicarul polonez Wapowski. Totodată, Bonfinus, cronicarul maghiar, spunea despre Ştefan că a fost ”un om foarte rafinat şi foarte fin în meşteşugul războiului”, în timp ce veneţianul Mateo Muriano adăuga că ”este un om foarte înţelept şi demn de mare laudă, foarte iubit de supuşi, căci e blând şi drept, foarte vigilent şi darnic”. Tocmai datorită acestor calităţi, care l-au făcut pe regele Sigismund al Poloniei să-l numească pe voievodul moldav ”Stephanus ille magnus”( Ştefan cel Mare), vestea morţii sale a făcut înconjurul curţilor regale ale Europei şi a fost consemnată în cronicile vremii.

Source: Misterul morţii lui Ştefan cel Mare, tragedia care a zguduit Europa. Ce l-a ucis, de fapt, pe domnitor, de niciun medic al lumii nu a reuşit să-l vindece | adevarul.ro

Saint of the Day for Sunday, October 11th, 2015: St. Damien of Molokai


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St. Damien of Molokai

The Leper Priest, the Hero of Molokai. Born in Tremelo, Belgium, on January 3, 1840, he joined the Sacred Hearts Fathers in 1860. He was bom Joseph and received the name Damien in religious life.
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today’s holiday: Círio de Nazaré


Círio de Nazaré

The Brazilian festival known as the Círio de Nazaré is a great “Candle Procession,” which attracts pilgrims from all over the country. It has been celebrated since the late 18th century. It traditionally takes place on the second Sunday in October and winds through the city of Belém, Pará, on its way to the Nazaré Basilica. A statue of Our Lady of Nazaré is carried on a wooden framework pulled by thousands of people as payment for prayers that have been answered by the saint. To people in Pará, this festival is on a par with Christmas, with much feasting and exchanging of gifts. More… Discuss

The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself. Virginia Woolf


The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Discuss


Night and Day (FULL audiobook) – part (1 of 2)

Virginia Woolf: Night and Day (FULL audiobook) – part (1 of 2)


Night and Day (FULL audiobook) – part (1 of 2)

today’s birthday: Eleanor Roosevelt (1884)


Eleanor Roosevelt (1884)

Eleanor Roosevelt, niece of US president Theodore Roosevelt, was an active worker in social causes before she married future US president Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1905. When her husband was stricken with polio in 1921, she took a more active interest in public issues in order to restore his links with the world of politics, playing a leading role in humanitarian causes such as child welfare, equal rights, and social reforms. How was she related to her husband? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: The Morant Bay Rebellion (1865)


The Morant Bay Rebellion (1865)

Jamaica was once a leading sugar producer, but the 1833 abolition of slavery there along with unfavorable British tax reforms led to the industry’s decline. The resulting economic hardship was one of the prime motives behind the Morant Bay rebellion, which began as a gathering of several hundred black protesters but became a violent riot after a volunteer militia fired upon them. The British ruthlessly quelled the uprising and forced the legislature to surrender its powers, making Jamaica what? More… Discuss

Risk


Risk

Risk refers to the potential negative impact that may arise from some present or future event. In common usage, it has become synonymous with the probability of a loss or threat. There are different definitions of risk, and its measurement can be difficult, but industries that are risk-sensitive use the equation: Risk = (probability of the event) x (consequence). Thus, the harsher the loss and the more likely the event, the worse the risk. What role does framing play in risk assessment? More… Discuss

word: megrim


megrim

Definition: (noun) A severe recurring vascular headache; occurs more frequently in women than men.
Synonyms: hemicrania, migraine, sick headache
Usage: Her megrims were severe, and she often had to miss work because of the terrible pain. Discuss.

Thousands without electricity in L.A. as heat causes power outages – LA Times


http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-heat-wave-continues-to-grip-southern-california-20151010-story.html

Gov. Jerry Brown orders study aiming to restore parts of shrinking Salton Sea – LA Times


http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-gov-brown-study-salton-sea-20151010-story.html

ACollection of stories: Vladimir Putin – France 24


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France 24 : Thousands rally in Berlin against EU-US free trade deal


Thousands rally in Berlin against EU-US free trade deal

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US, Russia make ‘progress’ on Syria air safety

http://f24.my/1R4nM6v

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Israeli jets pound Gaza as violence escalates

http://f24.my/1OtEehC

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Suicide bomber hits foreign troop convoy in Kabul

http://f24.my/1OtIi1v

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Belarus poised to re-elect the ‘last dictator in Europe’

http://f24.my/1R5moAF

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Angry protest at site of deadly bomb attack in Turkey

http://f24.my/1R5sIIw

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Russia-backed Syrian forces advance on rebels

http://f24.my/1RAYii5

Israel targets Hamas arms makers


Israel targets Hamas arms makers
http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/10/world/israeli-palestinian-violence/index.html

Randy Quaid arrested in Vermont


Randy Quaid arrested in Vermont
http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/11/entertainment/randy-quaid-vermont-arrest/index.html