Daily Archives: November 2, 2015

today’s holiday: Día de los Muertos


Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a national holiday in Mexico and is observed in Hispanic communities throughout the U.S. Long before sunrise, people stream into the cemeteries laden with candles, flowers, and food that is often shaped and decorated to resemble the symbols of death. Children eat tiny chocolate hearses, sugar funeral wreaths, and candy skulls and coffins. But the atmosphere is festive. In many homes, people set up ofrendas, or altars, to the departed. These are decked with candles, special foods, and whatever the dead enjoyed when they were alive. More… Discuss

quotation: As long as learning is connected with earning, as long as certain jobs can only be reached through exams, so long must we take this examination system seriously…” E. M. Forster


As long as learning is connected with earning, as long as certain jobs can only be reached through exams, so long must we take this examination system seriously. If another ladder to employment was contrived, much so-called education would disappear, and no one would be a penny the stupider.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970) Discuss

today’s birthday: Joseph Radetzky von Radetz (1766)


Joseph Radetzky von Radetz (1766)

Radetzky was an Austrian army officer. After fighting with distinction against the French in the Napoleonic Wars, he became chief of staff and attempted to modernize the Austrian army. As commander in chief of the Austrian army in northern Italy in 1848—in his eighties at the time—he suppressed a revolt in the Austrian-ruled provinces of Lombardy and Venetia, where he later served as governor-general. His status as a national hero inspired what famous composer to name a march in his honor? More… Discuss

Strauss – Radetzky March – Karajan

 

this day in the yesteryear: Johnny Campbell Becomes World’s First Cheerleader (1898)


Johnny Campbell Becomes World’s First Cheerleader (1898)

Cheerleading first appeared in the US in the late 1880s with crowds chanting to encourage school spirit. The first recorded instance of organized cheering took place at Princeton University in 1884. Later, a Princeton graduate introduced the idea at University of Minnesota football games. In 1898, Minnesota student Johnny Campbell directed a crowd in a cheer—marking the official birth of organized cheerleading. The first cheer squads were all male. When did women enter the world of cheerleading? More… Discuss

Recapitulation Theory


Recapitulation Theory

The now discredited theory of recapitulation, also known as the biogenetic law, states that the stages in an organism’s embryonic development and differentiation (ontogeny) correspond to the stages of evolutionary development characteristic to its species (phylogeny). Ernst Haeckel, who proposed the theory in 1866, produced a number of controversial embryo drawings to support this premise. How did he interpret the presence of gill slits in human embryos? More… Discuss

word: frowzy


frowzy

Definition: (adjective) Unkempt; slovenly.
Synonyms: slovenly
Usage: Between his frowzy clothes and late arrival, he made a decidedly bad first impression. Discuss.

Tensions bubble around torched mosques


Tensions bubble around torched mosques
http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/02/asia/myanmar-burma-buddhist-muslim-violence/index.html

Tensions bubble around torched mosques


Tensions bubble around torched mosques
http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/02/asia/myanmar-burma-buddhist-muslim-violence/index.html

The battle to free Hawaii


The battle to free Hawaii http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34680564

The truth about Sweden’s short working hours


The truth about Sweden’s short working hours http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34677949

Three held over Romania club fire


Three held over Romania club fire http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34706130

Europe sees record migrant arrivals


Europe sees record migrant arrivals http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34700104

Boko Haram reveals rocket factory


Boko Haram reveals rocket factory http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-34703173

US spent $43m on Afghan fuel station


US spent $43m on Afghan fuel station http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34703279

Inside the government’s most powerful weapon for deporting unauthorized immigrants


http://www.vox.com/2015/11/2/9657806/criminal-alien-program
Inside the government’s most powerful weapon for deporting unauthorized immigrants

The Latest: US offers condolences to Russia on plane crash


http://news.yahoo.com/latest-egypt-confirms-russian-plane-crashes-sinai-091807935.html
The Latest: US offers condolences to Russia on plane crash

Medicare 101: What Every American Should Know


http://www.fool.com/retirement/general/2015/10/31/medicare-101-what-every-american-should-know.aspx?source=eogyholnk0000001&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=article
Medicare 101: What Every American Should Know

‘I do, I do, I do:’ Brazilian female trio get hitched


http://news.yahoo.com/brazilian-female-trio-hitched-021426110.html
‘I do, I do, I do:’ Brazilian female trio get hitched

Salma Hayek Doesn’t Need to Wear a Halloween Costume


http://www.racked.com/2015/10/31/9650398/salma-hayek-channing-tatum-gween-stefani-halloween
Salma Hayek Doesn’t Need to Wear a Halloween Costume

No One But U.S. Believes Russia Will Abandon Assad


http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-10-31/no-one-but-u-s-believes-russia-will-abandon-assad?cmpid=yhoo.headline
No One But U.S. Believes Russia Will Abandon Assad

College grads who studied this one subject have the ‘safest route to the upper middle class in America today’


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/college-grads-studied-one-subject-131500706.html
College grads who studied this one subject have the ‘safest route to the upper middle class in America today’

Businesses are making billions off a rare personality type that’s common in the most creative and uninhibited people


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/businesses-making-billions-off-rare-203402922.html
Businesses are making billions off a rare personality type that’s common in the most creative and uninhibited people

Reese Witherspoon Celebrates American Cinematheque Award With Her Lookalike Kids


https://www.yahoo.com/tv/s/reese-witherspoon-celebrates-american-cinematheque-182600744.html
Reese Witherspoon Celebrates American Cinematheque Award With Her Lookalike Kids

Cramer: Chipotle may be in trouble for a long time


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/cramer-chipotle-may-trouble-long-155714883.html
Cramer: Chipotle may be in trouble for a long time

Donald Trump and John Oliver fought it out on Twitter over the weekend


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-john-oliver-fought-164631862.html
Donald Trump and John Oliver fought it out on Twitter over the weekend

‘Alien Megastructure’ Mystery May Soon Be Solved


http://news.yahoo.com/alien-megastructure-mystery-may-soon-solved-154644937.html
‘Alien Megastructure’ Mystery May Soon Be Solved

Following Quentin Tarantino’s Controversial Police Remarks, Jamie Foxx Tells Him ‘Keep Telling the Truth’


http://news.yahoo.com/following-quentin-tarantinos-controversial-police-160700099.html
Following Quentin Tarantino’s Controversial Police Remarks, Jamie Foxx Tells Him ‘Keep Telling the Truth’

Working During ‘Retirement?’ What You Need to Know


http://www.investopedia.com/articles/professionals/110215/financial-implications-working-retirement.asp?partner=YahooSA
Working During ‘Retirement?’ What You Need to Know

Southern California Saw Hottest October On Record


http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/11/02/southern-california-saw-hottest-october-on-record/
Southern California Saw Hottest October On Record

Watch “Noam Chomsky & Abby Martin: Electing The President of an Empire” on YouTube


The world’s most desirable holiday destinations


The world’s most desirable holiday destinations

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Former Auschwitz SS guard, 93, declared fit for trial in Germany


Former Auschwitz SS guard, 93, declared fit for trial in Germany

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Former Auschwitz SS guard, 93, declared fit for trial in Germany


Former Auschwitz SS guard, 93, declared fit for trial in Germany

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Hub of human trafficking: underground sex trade thrives in Milwaukee


Hub of human trafficking: underground sex trade thrives in Milwaukee

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Hub of human trafficking: underground sex trade thrives in Milwaukee


Hub of human trafficking: underground sex trade thrives in Milwaukee

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Hub of human trafficking: underground sex trade thrives in Milwaukee


Hub of human trafficking: underground sex trade thrives in Milwaukee

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Facebook relaxes ‘real name’ policy in face of protest


Facebook relaxes ‘real name’ policy in face of protest

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France 24 :


Thousands march as death toll in Romania disco fire rises

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