Daily Archives: October 5, 2016

Palazzo Altemps, Roma

Palazzo Altemps, Roma


Cimon and PeroPaulus Moreelse – 1633

Yosemite National Park, US

Yosemite National Park, US

Hans Thoma, Kinderreigen, 1872

Hans Thoma, Kinderreigen, 1872

Queensland, Australia

Queensland, Australia

Duomo di San Giorgio, Modica, Sicilia

Duomo di San Giorgio, Modica, Sicilia

Hippolyte Flandrin 1809-1864

Hippolyte Flandrin 1809-1864

The simple pleasures in life 

The simple pleasures in life

Mogosoaia_25 09 2015 _ Vestigii inecate in flori

Mogosoaia_25 09 2015 _ Vestigii inecate in flori

Roses in a Champagne Glass, Edouard Manet

Roses in a Champagne Glass, Edouard Manet

Today’s Holiday:Portugal Republic Day

Today’s Holiday:
Portugal Republic Day

This national holiday commemorates the establishment of the Portuguese Republic on this day in 1910, which ended over two centuries of the monarchical rule of the Portuguese royal family, the House of Braganca.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Joshua Lockwood Logan III (1908)

Today’s Birthday:
Joshua Lockwood Logan III (1908)

Logan was an American stage and film director and writer. He studied in Moscow under Constantin Stanislavsky and began to direct and act on Broadway and work on Hollywood films in the 1930s. He served as an intelligence officer in WWII, after which he directed a series of hit plays and musicals, including South Pacific, which he cowrote with Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Why, when it won a Pulitzer Prize in 1950, were only Rodgers and Hammerstein initially listed as awardees?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Dr. No, the First James Bond Film, Is Released (1962)

This Day in History:
Dr. No, the First James Bond Film, Is Released (1962)

In 1953, Ian Fleming published Casino Royale, the first of 12 novels featuring James Bond, the stylish, high-living secret service agent 007, who became one of the most successful heroes of 20th-century fiction. Packed with action, espionage, and sex, all 12 books—including From Russia, with Love, Goldfinger, and Thunderball—became popular films. Although it was not the first Bond book, Dr. No was the first to be adapted for the big screen. Who starred as 007?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Jonathan Swift

Quote of the Day:
Jonathan Swift

The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:H.L. Mencken

Article of the Day:
H.L. Mencken

Often regarded as one of the most influential American writers of the early 20th century, H.L. Mencken was a journalist, satirist, social critic, and cynic known as the “Sage of Baltimore,” for the city where he lived his entire life. Perhaps best remembered for his satirical reporting on the Scopes evolution trial, which he dubbed the “Monkey trial,” Mencken was frequently critical of myriad groups. Why did the Arkansas legislature pass a motion in 1931 to pray for Mencken’s soul?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:frankincense

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) An aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation.
Synonyms: gum olibanum, olibanum, thus
Usage: A crow caught in a snare prayed to Apollo to release him, making a vow to offer some frankincense at his shrine.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

France 24 : Diane James resigned as the leader of the pro-Brexit UK Independence Party (UKIP) on Tuesday, citing personal and professional reasons, after 18 days in the role.: She apologised after warning of “crime associated with Romanians” while campaigning unsuccessfully to become an MP, and raised eyebrows after praising Russian President Vladimir Putin.”I admire him from the point of view that he’s standing up for his country,”

UKIP’s first female leader quits after just 18 days


Diane James resigned as the leader of the pro-Brexit UK Independence Party (UKIP) on Tuesday, citing personal and professional reasons, after 18 days in the role.

James quit as UKIP chief citing “personal and professional” reasons, saying she did not have the full support of fellow MEPs or party officers to implement the changes she promised during the leadership campaign.

At the news of James’s resignation, UKIP’s only MP, Douglas Carswell, said: “I’m sad and surprised. I just hope she’s alright”.

James’s resignation prompted speculation that Nigel Farage – UKIP’s leader from 2006-2009 and 2010-2016 – might return to lead the party for a third time.

However, he told the Press Association: “I’m not coming back, I’m retired”.

Although less outspoken than her charismatic predecessor Farage, who resigned in July after achieving his political dream of spearheadingBritain’s departure from the European Union, James has still contributed to the controversy that often follows the anti-immigration party.

She apologised after warning of “crime associated with Romanians” while campaigning unsuccessfully to become an MP, and raised eyebrows after praising Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“I admire him from the point of view that he’s standing up for his country,” said James, who was her party’s justice and home affairs spokeswoman. “He’s very nationalist. I do admire him. He is a very strong leader.”

From Tory to UKIP

Explaining her decision to move to UKIP, she told the regional Southern Daily Echo newspaper that she had been a long-time Conservative supporter until becoming “totally disillusioned” with its leadership in the 2000s.

Her first active foray into politics came in 2006, when she successfully ran as an independent in a local council by-election in Surrey. She subsequently lost her seat, but was elected on a UKIP ticket to the European Parliament in 2014.

Her name was frequently mentioned as a potential leader when Farage announced his returement, and became the hot favourite when her main rival, Steven Woolfe, was ruled out of the race after failing to submit his application in time.

Before her resignation James had previously said she hoped to lead UKIP in becoming “the UK’s official opposition party after the next election”.

Despite facing internal splits over the direction of the party, James claimed she was up for the challenge during a recent article in the FT.

“UKIP needs a transparent, ambitious, motivated leader to achieve this, one who can make the party a formidable winning machine,” she wrote. “I am that woman.”

James studied business studies and tourism with languages at university, becoming fluent in French and German. Her skills helped her land a job with a German pharmaceutical company, and from there she set up a consultancy business to help companies market their products in international healthcare systems.


France 24 : Molecular work wins Sauvage, Stoddart and Feringa chemistry Nobel

Molecular work wins Sauvage, Stoddart and Feringa chemistry Nobel


Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage, British-born J. Fraser Stoddart and Dutch scientist Bernard Feringa on Wednesday won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing molecular machines.

The laureates share the 8 million kronor ($930,000) prize for the “design and synthesis” of molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task when energy is added, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.

The academy said molecular machines “will most likely be used in the development of things such as new materials, sensors and energy storage systems.”

The chemistry prize was the last of this year’s science awards. The medicine prize went to a Japanese biologist who discovered the process by which a cell breaks down and recycles content. The physics prize was shared by three British-born scientists for theoretical discoveries that shed light on strange states of matter.

The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday, and the economics and literature awards will be announced next week.

The Nobel Prizes will be handed out at ceremonies in Stockholm and Oslo on Dec. 10, the anniversary of prize founder Alfred Nobel’s death in 1896.

Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, wanted his awards to honor achievements that delivered the “greatest benefit to mankind.”


BBC News: Hungary PM claims EU migrant quota referendum victory

Hungary PM claims EU migrant quota referendum victory – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37528325

Watch “Rodrigo y Gabriela Live at AB – Ancienne Belgique (Full concert)” on YouTube

Watch “Rodrigo Y Gabriela Live in Amsterdam Part 11/13 (Stairway to Heaven)” on YouTube

Watch “Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin Lyrics” on YouTube

He wrote “Stairway to Heaven” 44 years ago. I give tears when he hears this interpretation | LiveBiz.ro


He wrote “Stairway to Heaven” 44 years ago. I give tears when he hears this interpretation

Led Zeppelin were honored by a show held in 2012 at the Kennedy Center for Art in Washington DC and attended by famous names of showbiz international such as Tom Hanks, Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, and others.

Besides these awards ceremony “Kennedy Center Honors”, attended with President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.

Antonio Frilli (-1902) – Sweet Dreams (Carrara Marble) 1892. Recife, Instituto Ricardo Brennand.

Antonio Frilli (-1902) – Sweet Dreams (Carrara Marble) 1892. Recife, Instituto Ricardo Brennand.