Daily Archives: August 30, 2016

Today’s Holiday:Moldovan Language Day (Limba Noastră)


Today’s Holiday:
Moldovan Language Day (Limba Noastră)

Limba Noastră, or Our Language Day, is a public holiday in Moldova. On August 31, 1989, Moldova became the first Soviet republic to pass a law declaring its language, Moldovan, to be the official language of the republic. The law also formally proclaimed that Moldovan and Romanian were the same. Second in importance only to Moldova Independence Day on August 27, Language Day is celebrated with ceremonies at the burial sites of individuals linked to the struggle for cultural rights of Romanians, especially Romanian poets and writers.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Hermann von Helmholtz (1821)


Today’s Birthday:
Hermann von Helmholtz (1821)

Helmholtz was one of the greatest scientists of the 19th century. He made fundamental contributions to physiology, optics, electrodynamics, mathematics, acoustics, and meteorology, but he is best known for formulating the mathematical law of conservation of energy. His approach was strongly empirical at a time when many scientists embraced deductions from mental concepts. He described body heat and energy, nerve conduction, and the physiology of the eye. What medical instruments did he invent?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Death of Diana, Princess of Wales (1997)


This Day in History:
Death of Diana, Princess of Wales (1997)

Diana’s beauty and unprecedented popularity as a member of the royal family attracted intense press attention, and she became one of the most photographed women in the world. After her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996, she remained highly visible and continued her activities on behalf of numerous charities. In 1997, she was killed in a car crash in Paris, along with her companion, Dodi al-Fayed, and their driver. Who was blamed for the accident in subsequent investigations?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Oscar Wilde


Quote of the Day:
Oscar Wilde

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Parahumans


Article of the Day:
Parahumans

Once solely a concept of science-fiction, the parahuman, or human-animal hybrid, has recently entered the realm of reality. Efforts to combine genes from different species for medical and industrial purposes are now fairly common. Though such research could prove useful for the production of drugs and transplant-ready organs, it has raised numerous ethical, moral, and legal issues. Have scientists created human-animal hybrid embryos?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:compunction


Word of the Day:
compunction

Definition: (noun) A strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt.
Synonyms: remorse, self-reproach
Usage: This child had taken and lost her treasured amethyst brooch and now sat there calmly without the least apparent compunction or repentance.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Non occorre essere colti,occorre essere umaniAlda Merini


Non occorre essere colti,

occorre essere umani
Alda Merini

Watch “Dezvăluiri: Invenție românească de miliarde de euro, blocată de Statul Român” on YouTube


I got 100% on Match Up! Can you?


I got 100% on Match Up! Can you?

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Today’s Holiday:Santa Rosa de Lima


Today’s Holiday:
Santa Rosa de Lima

St. Rose was the first canonized saint of the Americas, born in Lima, Peru, in 1586. She is the patron saint of Central and South America and the Philippines. She died in 1617 and was canonized in 1671. On her feast day, a candlelight procession takes place from her shrine in the church of Santo Domingo to the cathedral. Adults wear purple robes, while children wear white ones. People sing religious hymns as they accompany the rose-covered image to the cathedral. St. Rose’s Day is a public holiday throughout Peru.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Nancy Wake (1912)


Today’s Birthday:
Nancy Wake (1912)

Wake, who lived to the age of 98, was one of World War II’s most decorated servicewomen. A New Zealand native, she left home at 16 and eventually settled in Paris. When the Germans occupied France, Wake joined the resistance. Pursued by the Gestapo, she fled to Britain, where she joined the Special Operations Executive. In 1944, she parachuted back into France to help establish communications between the British military and French Resistance. What nickname did the Gestapo have for her?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:The Battle of Tannenberg Ends (1914)


This Day in History:
The Battle of Tannenberg Ends (1914)

The Battle of Tannenberg was a decisive engagement between Russian and German forces in WWI. After invading German East Prussia, the Russian First and Second armies became separated. German forces then attacked one of the isolated armies and forced its retreat, killing and capturing tens of thousands in the process. Though disastrous for Russia, the battle forced Germany to divert troops from the Western Front during the first critical weeks of the war. Why was the battle named after Tannenberg?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:W. Somerset Maugham


Quote of the Day:
W. Somerset Maugham

Art…is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the day : Pica


Article of the day : 

Pica

Characterized by the consumption of materials such as soil, chalk, and hair, pica is a disorder involving an appetite for non-nutritive substances or an abnormal compulsion to eat foodstuffs that are usually ingredients, such as flour or starch. Such eating behaviors have been observed in people of all ages but are only termed pica if they persist for more than one month in persons deemed developmentally able to determine whether an item is appropriate for consumption. How is pica treated?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: quietude


Word of the Day: 

quietude

Definition: (noun) A state of peace and quiet.
Synonyms: tranquility, quietness
Usage: Who can tell how scenes of peace and quietude sink into the minds of pain-worn dwellers in close and noisy places.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Bună dimineața :mrgreen:(Copăcel, com. Hârseni)


Frumusețea Cetății Făgăraș poate fi admirată si pe timp de noapte


Frumusețea Cetății Făgăraș poate fi admirată si pe timp de noapte.  Radu Cătălin Streşină ne demonstrează acest lucru. Mulțumim pentru fotografie! 
Vă așteptăm,  chiar dacă sezonul oficial al concediilor se apropie de sfârșit.
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