Daily Archives: October 31, 2015

Weekend Edition: The week’s best reads


Weekend Edition: The week’s best reads http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-34637670

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A riot of scents at Delhi’s oldest perfumery


A riot of scents at Delhi’s oldest perfumery http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-34674507

Work begins on UK’s new UK Mid-East base


Work begins on UK’s new UK Mid-East base http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34690895

UN and Red Cross rebuke world leaders


UN and Red Cross rebuke world leaders http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34690546

Sinai plane crash: IS claim rejected


Sinai plane crash: IS claim rejected http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34690936

Bangladeshi publisher hacked to death


Bangladeshi publisher hacked to death http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-34688245

best readings: The Art of War by Sun Tzu


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The Art of War- Sunzi_Librivox
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The Art of War

 

Librivox recording of The Art of War by Sun Tzu, translated by Lionel Giles.

Read by Moira Fogarty.

“The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. The Art of War is one of the oldest and most famous studies of strategy and has had a huge influence on both military planning and beyond. The Art of War has also been applied, with much success, to business and managerial strategies.” (summary from Wikipedia)

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Access here: The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection


The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection

LibriVox – founded in 2005 – is a community of volunteers from all over the world who record public domain texts: poetry, short stories, whole books, even dramatic works, in many different languages. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain in the USA and available as free down

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll by Lewis Carroll


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll by Lewis Carroll

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
by Lewis Carroll

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll


Published January 11, 2006
 
Librivox recording of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. A children’s classic!

Read by:
Chapter 01 Kristen McQuillin
Chapter 02 Brad Bush
Chapter 03 Roger W. Barnett
Chapter 04 Miette
Chapter 05 Mark Bradford
Chapter 06 Raza Shah
Chapter 07 Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 08 Kristen McQuillin
Chapter 09 MarinaMechanical
Chapter 10 Roger W. Barnett
Chapter 11 R. Francis Smith
Chapter 12 Chris Goringe

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Saint of the Day for Saturday, October 31st, 2015: St. Wolfgang


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St. Wolfgang

Wolfgang (d. 994) + Bishop and reformer. Born in Swabia, Germany, he studied at Reichenau under the Benedictines and at Wurzburg before serving as a teacher in the cathedral school of Trier. He soon … continue reading

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CARL MARIA VON WEBER. Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 19


CARL MARIA VON WEBER. Symphony No. 1 in C major,  Op. 19

Best classical music: Alexander Scriabin Piano Concerto f-sharp minor opus 20 – II. Andante


Alexander Scriabin Piano Concerto f-sharp minor opus 20 – II. Andante

Historic Musical Bits: Mozart: Piano concerto n. No. 21 in C major, K.467(“Elvira Madigan”) Pollini-Muti


Mozart: Piano concerto n. No. 21 in C major, K.467 (“Elvira Madigan”) Pollini-Muti

great compositions/performances: Strauss, R., Duet Concertino, Chamber Orchestra of New York


Strauss, R., Duet Concertino, Chamber Orchestra of New York

great compositions/performances: Lenárd conducts Glazunov – The Seasons (complete ballet)


Lenárd conducts Glazunov – The Seasons (complete ballet)

Best Autumn Music: Autumn Music – Beautiful Autumn – Beautiful Music okanokumo


Published on Sep 11, 2014

Thank you for the comment which remains in my heart.
00:00 Blue pond
02:13 Soft sunlight of autumn
05:03 Moving sunset
07:40 Rural autumn
10:04 Valley in autumn
12:17 Fresh snow Mountain range
14:09 Autumnal tree
16:11 Rural landscape
18:37 That autumn remains in my heart
28:44 That autumn reaches in my heart
39:31 Misty morning
42:41 Warm evening of autumn
46:52 Fine autumn day
48:58 Woods which became yellow
51:21 Various autumnal leaves
53:54 Winter comes soon.
57:11 Autumn of my heart

 

Today’s holiday: Guavaween


Guavaween

Guavaween is a parade and block party with a Latin flavor in Ybor City, a two-square-mile area in Tampa, Florida. The “guava” stands for the tropical American fruit, while the “ween” alludes to the festival’s resemblance to Halloween, also observed around this time of year. The parade, with 20 to 50 bands, is led by a woman portraying the mythical “Mama Guava” doing the “Mama Guava Stumble.” Many paraders wear costumes lampooning national figures. After the early evening parade, there is partying until the wee hours. More… Discuss

Great compositions/performances: Mendelssohn – Violin Sonata in F minor, Op. 4 Classical Music Best Piano and Violin


Mendelssohn – Violin Sonata in F minor, Op. 4 – Classical Music Best Piano and Violin

QUOTATION: It is not that the Englishman can’t feel—it is that he is afraid to feel. E. M. Forster (1879-1970)


It is not that the Englishman can’t feel—it is that he is afraid to feel. He has been taught at his public school that feeling is bad form. He must not express great joy or sorrow, or even open his mouth too wide when he talks—his pipe might fall out if he did.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970) Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Enron CFO Andrew Fastow Indicted for Fraud (2002)


Enron CFO Andrew Fastow Indicted for Fraud (2002)

In 2000, natural gas and electricity trading giant Enron was the seventh largest corporation in the US. In 2001, it became the largest bankruptcy and stock collapse in US history at the time, devastating the pensions of some 20,000 employees. Fastow, Enron’s chief financial officer, was one of more than 20 people who were ultimately convicted of or pleaded guilty to fraud, conspiracy, and other crimes related to deceptive accounting practices. How long is Fastow’s prison sentence? More… Discuss

today’s birthday: John Keats (1795)


John Keats (1795)

Considered one of the greatest English poets, Keats worked as a surgeon’s apprentice before devoting himself entirely to poetry at age 21. During a few intense months in 1819, he produced many of his greatest works, including “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” “Ode to a Nightingale,” and “To Autumn.” His Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems is perhaps the greatest single volume of poetry published in England in the 19th century. Tragically, Keats died at just 25 from what disease? More… Discuss

Earth First!


Earth First!

In 1980, a group of radical environmental activists formed the group Earth First!, pledging “No Compromise in Defense of Mother Earth!” In 1985, the group held its first “tree sit,” in which members sat in and around trees to prevent logging. From about 1987 on, the group turned to direct action tactics and attracted many new members. Though the organization has its roots in the US, chapters have developed in countries spanning the globe. What was the Merseyside Dock Action? More… Discuss

word: phytophagous


phytophagous

Definition: (adjective) Feeding on plants, including shrubs and trees.
Synonyms: plant-eating, phytophilous
Usage: The dot moth is phytophagous, feeding on a wide variety of plants. Discuss.

‘No survivors’ in Sinai airline crash


‘No survivors’ in Sinai airline crash

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34687139

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Tainted Treats: Racism And The Rise Of Big Candy http://n.pr/1HhfW4q

Russian plane ‘crashes in Sinai’


Russian plane ‘crashes in Sinai’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34687139