Daily Archives: November 9, 2015

Brazil dam burst mine company suspended


Brazil dam burst mine company suspended http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-34772319

From NPR News


With Sombreros And Sidesaddles, Virginian Women Renew A Mexican Tradition http://n.pr/1MkCh3a

From NPR News


Salad-Making Is Performance Art At The Getty In Los Angeles http://n.pr/1MktYV7

From NPR News


Aggressive Lowering Of Blood Pressure Carries Risks As Well As Benefits http://n.pr/1Mky4fK

How one German city is coping with refugees


How one German city is coping with refugees http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34606067

Afghanistan’s first female conductor


Afghanistan’s first female conductor http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34581264

Artist launches Facebook ‘fake army’


Artist launches Facebook ‘fake army’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34765936

US and Israel leaders in peace pledge


US and Israel leaders in peace pledge http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34763161

US university chief quits in race row


US university chief quits in race row http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34769995

Facebook ‘must stop’ tracking non-users


Facebook ‘must stop’ tracking non-users http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34765937

Nazareth synagogue where Jesus taught. “…no prophet is accepted in his own native place.” -Lk 4 — Matthew Hadro (@matthadro)


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Let the Church always be a place of mercy and hope, where everyone is welcomed, loved and forgiven. -Pope Francis — Catholic Connect (@ConnectCatholic) November 9, 2015


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historic musical bits: Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake – The Kirov Ballet


Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake – The Kirov Ballet

best classical music: Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Gergiev · Vienna Philharmonic · Salzburg Festival 2005


Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Gergiev · Vienna Philharmonic · Salzburg Festival 2005

Watch “Holy Mass with episcopal consecration – 2015.11.09” on YouTube


historic musical bits: Itzhak Perlman – Beethoven Violin Concerto – Daniel Barenboim


Itzhak Perlman – Beethoven Violin Concerto – Daniel Barenboim

historic musical bits: Wieniawski – Scherzo Tarantelle, Op.16 – Perlman


Wieniawski – Scherzo Tarantelle, Op.16 – Perlman

Best Classical Music Collections: Ludwig van Beethoven the Nine Symphonies


Ludwig van Beethoven the Nine Symphonies

historic musical bits: Dvořák Symphony No 9 “New World” Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker, 1991


Dvořák Symphony No 9 “New World” Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker, 1991

historic musical bits: Angela Gheorghiu – Dvorak – Rusalka: Song of the Moon


Martha Argerich plays Brahms Rhapsody in B minor

historic musical bits: Angela Gheorghiu – Dvorak – Rusalka: Song of the Moon


Angela Gheorghiu – Dvorak – Rusalka: Song of the Moon

historic musical bits: Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24 (Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker)


Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24 (Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker)

quotation: I hold any writer sufficiently justified who is himself in love with his theme. Henry James (1843-1916)


I hold any writer sufficiently justified who is himself in love with his theme.

Henry James (1843-1916) Discuss

today’s birthday: Hedy Lamarr (1913)


Hedy Lamarr (1913)

Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress known primarily for her beauty and her successful film career—including her role as Delilah in Cecil B. DeMille’s Samson and Delilah. However, she also co-invented an early form of spread spectrum encoding—intended to make radio-guided torpedoes harder to detect or jam—in the 1940s with her neighbor, composer George Antheil. They patented the technology in 1942, but it did not come into use until later. Who introduced Lamarr to military technology? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Kristallnacht (1938)


Kristallnacht (1938)

In 1938, using the assassination of a German diplomat in Paris as a pretext, Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels urged violent reprisals against Jews. The resulting pogrom left 91 Jews dead and hundreds injured. Some 30,000 Jewish males were arrested and taken to concentration camps, and thousands of Jewish-owned businesses and synagogues were destroyed. The incident marked a major escalation in the Nazi program of Jewish persecution, foreshadowing the Holocaust. Why is it called Kristallnacht? More… Discuss

Skydiving


Skydiving

Andre-Jaques Garnerin used his invention, the parachute, when he undertook the first jump from a hot air balloon in 1797. Since then, parachuting, or skydiving, has been utilized in military operations as well as for recreation and sport. Skydiving typically involves jumping from an aircraft at an altitude of about 4,000 m (13,000 ft), free-falling, and then deploying a parachute to slow the landing. Who holds the record for the highest parachute jump in history? More… Discuss

word: tableland


tableland

Definition: (noun) A flat, elevated region; a plateau or mesa.
Synonyms: plateau
Usage: The hikers climbed all morning, planning to stop for lunch when they reached the tableland. Discuss.

HS2 route tree voted nation’s favourite


HS2 route tree voted nation’s favourite

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-34749065

Chancellor ‘must supercharge science’


Chancellor ‘must supercharge science’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34749609

$22m science prize winners announced


$22m science prize winners announced http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34766069

Warming set to breach 1C threshold


Warming set to breach 1C threshold

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34763036

Universal broadband – how, why, how much?


Universal broadband – how, why, how much? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34765091

Snapchat hits six billion video views


Snapchat hits six billion video views http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34765929

Malware mistake hides data forever


Malware mistake hides data forever

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34765484

Kentucky election an ominous sign for Obamacare


Kentucky election an ominous sign for Obamacare

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34717217

Trump ‘heckled’ during TV appearance


Trump ‘heckled’ during TV appearance

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34759190

Two charged over US boy’s fatal shooting


Two charged over US boy’s fatal shooting

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34754889

US and Israel leaders set for meeting


US and Israel leaders set for meeting http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34763161

In the footsteps of Frida Kahlo: how is life changing for Mexico City’s women?


In the footsteps of Frida Kahlo: how is life changing for Mexico City’s women?

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In the footsteps of Frida Kahlo: how is life changing for Mexico City’s women?


In the footsteps of Frida Kahlo: how is life changing for Mexico City’s women?

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Sharon Stone: ‘After Basic Instinct, no one wanted to pay me’


Sharon Stone: ‘After Basic Instinct, no one wanted to pay me’

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Sharon Stone: ‘After Basic Instinct, no one wanted to pay me’


Sharon Stone: ‘After Basic Instinct, no one wanted to pay me’

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In the footsteps of Frida Kahlo: how is life changing for Mexico City’s women?


In the footsteps of Frida Kahlo: how is life changing for Mexico City’s women?

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