Daily Archives: November 13, 2015

10 things we didn’t know last week


10 things we didn’t know last week http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-34809038

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European Cancer Experts Don’t Agree On How Risky Roundup Is http://n.pr/1NtA712

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Preventable Colon Cancer Deaths Cost The Economy $6.4 Billion http://n.pr/1SOgrcK

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It’s Final: FDA Issues Long-Awaited Food Safety Rules http://n.pr/1SO3i3y

Scientists find key to malaria growth


Scientists find key to malaria growth http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34808267

Paris attacks: shootings and explosions leave at least 158 dead


Paris attacks: shootings and explosions leave at least 158 dead

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France 24 :


Live: Paris rocked by string of deadly shootings

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The Guardian


The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/live/2015/nov/13/shootings-reported-in-eastern-paris-live

Live blog: Fatalities reported after explosion, shootout in Paris – Yahoo News


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Paris attacks: France declares state of emergency after dozens killed


Paris attacks: France declares state of emergency after dozens killed

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Fagaras Fortress Photo by Kessler Johan — National Geographic Your Shot


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Justices agree to hear first abortion case since 2007


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Justices agree to hear first abortion case since 2007

great compositions/performances: Elmer Bernstein – To Kill A Mockingbird Suite (Music from Films)


Elmer Bernstein – To Kill A Mockingbird Suite

great compositions/performances: P. I. Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29 (Svetlanov)


P. I. Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29 (Svetlanov)

Great compositions/performances: Arrau plays Liszt – Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude, S. 173/3 (1847)


Arrau plays Liszt – Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude, S. 173/3 (1847)

historic musical bits: RICHARD WAGNER Prelude and Liebstod from Tristan und Isolde LEONARD BERNSTEIN


RICHARD WAGNER Prelude and Liebstod from Tristan und Isolde LEONARD BERNSTEIN

360 at Seal Beach Pier


360 at Seal Beach Pier

Saint of the Day for Friday, November 13th, 2015: St. Frances Xavier Cabrini


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St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin (Feast day November 13) St. Frances was born in Lombardi, Italy in 1850, one of thirteen children. At eighteen, she desired to become a Nun, but poor health stood … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Feast of St. Frances Cabrini


Feast of St. Frances Cabrini

The first American citizen to be proclaimed a saint of the Roman Catholic Church, Francesca Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917) was born in Italy. She founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart in 1880, and went on to establish orphanages, schools and hospitals in many American cities, as well as in Europe and South America. She was canonized on July 7, 1946. Her feast day is commemorated in many places, but particularly at Mother Cabrini High School in New York City, in whose chapel she is buried, and at every establishment of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. More… Discuss

quotation: Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent. E. M. Forster


Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970) Discuss

today’s birthday: Esaias Tegnér (1782)


Esaias Tegnér (1782)

Tegnér was the most popular of the Swedish romantic poets. An optimistic nationalist in his youth, he wrote the militant anti-Russian Svea and Axel, followed by Frithjof’s Saga, which is based on collections of Scandinavian sagas and is considered the masterpiece of the Swedish Gothic tradition. The son of a pastor and a bishop himself, his sermons and speeches are classics of the Swedish language. Subject to periods of madness, he composed what epic poem in an asylum? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Holland Tunnel Opens to Traffic (1927)


Holland Tunnel Opens to Traffic (1927)

The Holland Tunnel, which connects Manhattan to Jersey City, was designed specifically for automobile traffic and included ventilator systems to reduce carbon monoxide exposure. One of first examples of ventilated design, the tunnel was an engineering marvel of the time. Construction required workers to spend large amounts of time under high pressure. Upon exiting the tunnel, they underwent a depressurization process that prevented them from developing what painful physiological condition? More… Discuss

The Hieratic Writing System


The Hieratic Writing System

Hieratic, first used around 3,000 BCE, was the basic writing system of the ancient Egyptian pharaonic period and provided a simpler alternative to the contemporaneous hieroglyphic system. It was generally written with ink on papyrus and was often used to compose administrative documents and letters, as well as legal, literary, and religious texts. Much of what is now known about the lives of common Egyptians has been deciphered from such texts. What writing system is descended from hieratic? More… Discuss

word: dolmen


dolmen

Definition: (noun) A prehistoric megalith typically having two upright stones and a capstone.
Synonyms: cromlech
Usage: All that was left of the pre-historic community was a dolmen, an enigma that stood in nature like a letter from a lost alphabet. Discuss.

‘Jihadi John’: high degree of certainty Mohammed Emwazi killed by US airstrike, sources say


‘Jihadi John’: high degree of certainty Mohammed Emwazi killed by US airstrike, sources say

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Cameron: strike on Mohammed Emwazi was ‘act of self-defence’


Cameron: strike on Mohammed Emwazi was ‘act of self-defence’

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Watch “Presentation of Congress “Educating Today and Tomorrow: A renewing passion” – 2015.11.13″ on YouTube


Google car pulled over for being slow


Google car pulled over for being slow http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34808105

How to protect your online brand


How to protect your online brand

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History Hungarian officer who confessed on his deathbed. The burden of theft in the church founded by Charles I followed him to the last day of life


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