Daily Archives: November 10, 2015

Romania libera – stiri iesite din tipar – actualitate, investigatii, politica, cultura, diaspora, video, anunturi de mica publicitate


http://m.romanialibera.ro/special/reportaje/cele-43-de-tezaure-umane-vii-ale-romaniei-398996

Investigating the theft of Syria’s antiquities


Investigating the theft of Syria’s antiquities http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34732945

Iran’s Azeris protest over TV show


Iran’s Azeris protest over TV show http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34770537

Syrian army ‘breaks IS airbase siege’


Syrian army ‘breaks IS airbase siege’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34781225

Court halts Obama immigration action


Court halts Obama immigration action http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34780040

Scientists breach brain’s barrier


Scientists breach brain’s barrier http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34775604

Jewish centre killer sentenced to death


Jewish centre killer sentenced to death http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34783848

Three charged in largest US cyber-hack


Three charged in largest US cyber-hack http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34782369

Cameron sets out EU reform goals


Cameron sets out EU reform goals http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-34770875

Republican debate: taxes v the Bible, Rubio v Paul … and Carson in retreat


Republican debate: taxes v the Bible, Rubio v Paul … and Carson in retreat

http://gu.com/p/4e4zb?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

image

Achievement: Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! You registered on WordPress.com 5 years ago! Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!


               Achievement

  1. 5 Year Anniversary Achievement
    Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
    You registered on WordPress.com 5 years ago!
    Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

@jstines3 @ChgocaChic shall remain a private, individual choice: not to mix with the affairs of the state!!! — George Bost (@georgebost) November 11, 2015


//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

MT @SonomaChristian: God gave us the freedom to make our own choices — #GodBlessAmerica (@ChgocaChic) November 11, 2015


//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

happy Birthday Ennio Morricone: The best of ENNIO MORRICONE


The best of ENNIO MORRICONE

this pressed: Happy birthday! Ennio Morricone turns 87 today – Mediamass


The iconic and legendary composer turns 87 on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015.

Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone is celebrating his 87th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed composers of his generation.Popular composer Ennio Morricone (The Untouchables, Once Upon a Time in America, A Fistful of Dollars, …) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 87th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.Morricone, a cultural iconBorn in Roma on November 10, 1928, Ennio Morricone’s career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in Italian history. Morricone’s not just a great composer, he’s an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Ennio hasn’t done.And we’ve got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Ennio Morricone as he promises more to come. After all, he’s only 87.Happy Birthday, Ennio, you’re the best!Ennio Morricone career in pictures Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone (2004)

Source: Happy birthday! Ennio Morricone turns 87 today – Mediamass

Fabulous renditions: Scriabin Poeme Op.41 Valentina Lisitsa


Scriabin Poeme Op.41 Valentina Lisitsa

Fabulous renditions: Scriabin Polonaise Op.21 Valentina Lisitsa


Scriabin Polonaise Op.21 Valentina Lisitsa

Fabulous Renditions: Scriabin Poème Satanique Op.36 Valentina Lisitsa


Scriabin Poème Satanique Op.36 Valentina Lisitsa

this pressed: The Dog Ate My Vote: How Congress Explains Its Absences – ProPublica


On a Monday afternoon in October 2011, West Virginia Democrat Nick J. Rahall II waited at the Charleston airport for a 4:50 p.m. U.S. Airways Express flight to Washington. If the plane left on schedule, the roughly 80-minute flight would allow him to get to the Capitol in time for votes in the House of Representatives that evening.Personal ExplanationsWhen Members of Congress Miss Votes, and Why. Explore the app.(Derek Willis, Cecilia Reyes and Tobin Asher, ProPublica)Things did not go according to plan. The flight didn’t leave Charleston for another four hours, giving Rahall, then the top Democrat on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, plenty of time to “boil over,” as he later wrote. When he finally arrived in Washington, having missed three votes, he lambasted the airline’s handling of the delay in a statement in the Congressional Record:“At moments, the arrival/departure information was so confused that the airplane would have had to violate the laws of physics in order to abide by the airline schedule,” Rahall’s statement read. “Needless to say, all passengers were inconvenienced and the airline’s explanations were wholly unsatisfactory. This flight delay prevented me from carrying out my Constitutional duty to represent the people of southern West Virginia: I feel I owe them and this body an explanation about why that was not possible last night.”

Source: The Dog Ate My Vote: How Congress Explains Its Absences – ProPublica

Watch “Francis in Florence: Holy Mass – 2015.11.10” on YouTube


Saint of the Day for Tuesday, November 10th, 2015: St. Leo the Great


Image of St. Leo the Great

St. Leo the Great

St. Leo the Great was born in Tuscany. As deacon, he was dispatched to Gaul as a mediator by Emperor Valentinian III. He reigned as Pope between 440 and 461. He persuaded Emperor Valentinian to … continue reading

More Saints of the Day

great compositions/performances: Schubert Piano Sonata No 9 in B, D575 Andras Schiff


Schubert Piano Sonata No 9 in B, D575 Andras Schiff

Hector Berlioz – Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9 |Conductor: Yoav Talmi Orchestra: San Diego Symphony Orchestra


Hector Berlioz – Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9

great compositions/performances: Josef Suk – Serenade in E flat Major op. 6 – The Young Danish Chamber Orchestra


Josef Suk – Serenade in E flat Major op. 6 – The Young Danish Chamber Orchestra

make music part of your life: Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120 – Gabriel Faure


Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120 – Gabriel Faure [HD]

today’s holiday: Martinsfest


Martinsfest

Martin’s Festival in Germany honors both St. Martin of Tours and Martin Luther (1483-1546), the German theologian and leader of the Protestant Reformation. In Düsseldorf, a man dressed as St. Martin rides through the streets followed by hundreds of children. Many carry lanterns made from hollowed-out pumpkins. In Erfurt, where Martin Luther attended the university, there is a procession of children carrying lanterns. With their lanterns, the children form the “Luther rose,” or the escutcheon of Martin Luther. More… Discuss

quotation: “An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven…”Washington Irving (1783-1859)


An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.

Washington Irving (1783-1859) Discuss

today’s birthday: William Hogarth (1697)


William Hogarth (1697)

Hogarth was a British painter and engraver who began his career as an apprentice to a silversmith at the age of 15. At 22, he opened his own engraving and printing shop. His first successes were satirical engravings that attacked contemporary taste and questioned the art establishment. His efforts to protect artists against art piracy were instrumental in the passage of Britain’s first copyright act in 1735. What 20th century composer wrote an opera inspired by Hogarth’s Rake’s Progress? More… Discuss

HogarthWanstead.jpg
HogarthWanstead“. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikipedia.

this day in the yesteryear: Henry Wirz Executed for War Crimes in American Civil War (1865)


Henry Wirz Executed for War Crimes in American Civil War (1865)

In 1864, Wirz, a Confederate officer, became superintendent of Georgia’s Andersonville prison, officially known as Camp Sumter. Providing only makeshift shelters, the prison confined tens of thousands of Union soldiers and became notorious for conditions so appalling that 13,000 of them died. Wirz was later convicted of conspiring to murder prisoners and hanged, becoming the only person executed for war crimes committed in the American Civil War. What was Wirz’s occupation before the war? More… Discuss

Airbag Safety Systems


Airbag Safety Systems

Automotive airbag inflation occurs only milliseconds after crash sensors detect a collision. The airbag’s cushioning effectively prevents direct human impact with dangerous vehicular surfaces and reduces the deceleration passengers experience as they come to a stop. While airbags were initially viewed as an alternative to seatbelts, they are now understood to offer greater protection when used in conjunction with other automotive safety methods. What injuries may result from airbag deployment? More… Discuss

soapbox Definition:


soapbox

Definition: (noun) A platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it.
Synonyms: dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, stump, ambo
Usage: The author ascended the soapbox and began to read from his latest novel. Discuss.

France 24 :


France tackles harassment on public transport

http://f24.my/1SF4m9H

From NPR News


The Oral Polio Vaccine Can Go ‘Feral,’ But WHO Vows to Tame It http://n.pr/1MkAivU

From NPR News


Before Bright Lights And Rapid Fire, There Was 1948 And One Question http://n.pr/1Y0MlWn

From NPR News


This Is Where Donald Trump Played By The Rules And Learned To Beat The Game http://n.pr/1MknTYP

From NPR News


Appeals Court Deals Blow To Obama’s Immigration Plan http://n.pr/1RKMyt4

Fit legs equals fit brain, study suggests


Fit legs equals fit brain, study suggests http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34764693

Sierra Leone declared free of Ebola


Sierra Leone declared free of Ebola http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-34755170

Meningitis jab a ‘stunning success’


Meningitis jab a ‘stunning success’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34764882

Venezuela in US spy plane allegation


Venezuela in US spy plane allegation http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-34767405

Ten dead in Mexico cockfight shootout


Ten dead in Mexico cockfight shootout http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-34772318

Argentina mayor ‘trapped in town hall’


Argentina mayor ‘trapped in town hall’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-34775502

Auditors urge reform of EU spending


Auditors urge reform of EU spending http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34769733

Mystery heat spots found in pyramids


Mystery heat spots found in pyramids http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34773856

‘Twice-baked’ model for Moon origin


‘Twice-baked’ model for Moon origin http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34765789

In pictures: Life in Prophet River


In pictures: Life in Prophet River http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-34667118