Daily Archives: December 10, 2015

Cea mai simplă reţetă pentru o salată boeuf delicioasă. De ce nu trebuie să puneţi carne de pui în preparatul-vedetă



Magenta this, magenta that…



The last of his kind



Castelul Peleş


Are Arabs fighting ISIS?

Are Arabs fighting ISIS?

Swiss police looking for extremists linked to Paris terror attack

Swiss police looking for extremists linked to Paris terror attack



Saint of the Day for Thursday, December 10th, 2015: Pope Saint Gregory III

From NPR News

CAIR Office Evacuated Due To ‘Foreign Substance’ Found In Mail



From NPR News

Surprised About Donald Trump’s Popularity? You Shouldn’t Be



From NPR News

Disease Sleuths Analyze Google Searches To Stop Infections



great compositions/performances: Nelson Freire: Robert Schumann – Fantasy in C major, Op. 17 (1983)

Nelson Freire: Robert Schumann – Fantasy in C major, Op. 17 (1983)

Make music part of your life: Of the Father’s Love Begotten – traditional a Capella choir

Of the Father’s Love Begotten – traditional a Capella choir

make music part of your life: Brahms Clarinet Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 120

Brahms Clarinet Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 120


today’s holiday: Thailand Constitution Day

Thailand Constitution Day

In 1932, Thailand‘s absolute monarchy was replaced with a constitutional monarchy. King Rama VII oversaw the transfer of power. Under the newly instituted constitution of that time, the monarchy remained in place and the king was designated the head of state. Thailand has had a series of 18 constitutions or charters since 1932, the latest one being adopted in 2007. Each has allowed for a constitutional monarchy with greater or lesser power. Celebrations on Constitution Day involve the people thanking the monarchy for granting them a chance to take part in running the country. More… Discuss

quotation: A superhuman will is needed in order to write, and I am only a man. Gustave Flaubert

A superhuman will is needed in order to write, and I am only a man.

Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Discuss

today’s birthday: Melvil Dewey (1851)

Melvil Dewey (1851)

In 1876, while working as a college librarian, Dewey developed a decimal-based system for organizing the contents of a library by subject category, indicated by a three-digit numeral, with further specification expressed by numerals following a decimal point. He established the first library training school and the American Library Association and is also credited with inventing the vertical office file. A cofounder of the Spelling Reform Association, Dewey respelled his own name in what way? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat Share Nobel Peace Prize (1978)

Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat Share Nobel Peace Prize (1978)

In 1978, a historic peace summit was held between Israel and Egypt at the US presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland. Now known as the Camp David Accords, the pact was signed in 1979 by Begin, the Israeli prime minister, and Sadat, the Egyptian president—who shared the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts—with US President Jimmy Carter as a witness. Under the pact, which was denounced by other Arab states, Israel agreed to return the Sinai to Egypt. What happened after the accord was signed? More… Discuss

The Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest

More than 50 years after the annual Eurovision Song Contest was first broadcast, it remains one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world. Participating nations submit songs, and the live performance is broadcast simultaneously to all countries in the Eurovision Network. The participant states then vote for the winner, but are not allowed to vote for their own country’s entry. What country abolished its normal tourist visa requirements to coincide with its hosting of the contest? More… Discuss

word: pharos


Definition: (noun) A tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships.
Synonyms: lighthouse, beacon
Usage: The pharos was no longer operational and served as a tourist attraction in the sleepy beach town. Discuss.

Syria opposition agree talks framework

Syria opposition agree talks framework







How to keep Christ in Christmas


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Turkish PM accuses Russia of ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Syria


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California shooters spoke of jihad in 2013, says FBI


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Scarred by terror, France marks muted ‘day of secularism’


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Ideas stirring up controversy at the US primaries