Daily Archives: November 13, 2016

Don’t do what’s easy…Do what’s right.


Don’t do what’s easy…Do what’s right.

Krysten Ritter aka Jessica Jones aquarelle 2


Krysten Ritter aka Jessica Jones aquarelle 2

Beautiful Kids


Beautiful Kids

RIP MR. COHEN: BOOK OF LONGING – VIBRANT, BUT DEAD


RIP MR. COHEN: BOOK OF LONGING – VIBRANT, BUT DEAD

RIP MR. COHEN: BOOK OF LONGING – THE GOAL


RIP MR. COHEN: BOOK OF LONGING – THE GOAL

RIP MR. COHEN: BOOK OF LONGING – THE BEST


RIP MR. COHEN: BOOK OF LONGING – THE BEST

My Duck Today no.2 


My Duck Today no.2

My Duck Today no.1 


My Duck Today no.1

My Chakra Today 


My Chakra Today

My Black Rose 


My Black Rose

RIP MR. COHEN: BOOK OF LONGING – WE’RE TIRED OF BEING…


RIP MR. COHEN: BOOK OF LONGING – WE’RE TIRED OF BEING…

RIP MR. COHEN: BOOK OF LONGING – MY REDEEMER 


RIP MR. COHEN: BOOK OF LONGING – MY REDEEMER

My favorite beverages: green tea  and yerba mate 


My favorite beverages: green tea and yerba mate

RIP MR. COHEN: BOOK OF LONGING – ON THE PATH 


RIP MR. COHEN: BOOK OF LONGING – ON THE PATH

RIP MR. COHEN: BOOK OF LONGING – FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU


RIP MR. COHEN: BOOK OF LONGING – FOLLING IN LOVE WITH YOU

RIP MR. COHEN: BOOK OF LONGING – THIS BOOK WILL BEGIN TO SPEAK…


RIP MR. COHEN: BOOK OF LONGING – THIS BOOK WILL BEGIN TO SPEAK…

Un website care merită să fie vizitat și apreciat: Cenzurat


https://cenzuratblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/09/cetatea-fagaras-al-doilea-cel-mai-frumos-castel-din-lume/

Shared from WordPress


Sunt momente in viata… – http://wp.me/p7Y5MI-fb

Image

 Cetatea FĂGĂRAŞULUI : Tonalități de cenușiu. Soare scump la vedere și cu dinți ascuțiți, la fel ca lupul din poveste.photo: Hantzy Kessler Photography#TaraFagarasului   #CetateaFagaras


Watch “Ella Fitzgerald ft Nelson Riddle Orchestra – Someone To Watch Over Me (Verve Records 1959)” on YouTube


“Someone To Watch Over Me” lyrics

ELLA FITZGERALD LYRICS

“Someone To Watch Over Me”

There’s a saying old, says that love is blind
Still we’re often told, “seek and ye shall find”
So I’m going to seek a certain lad I’ve had in mind

Looking everywhere, haven’t found him yet
He’s the big affair I cannot forget
Only man I ever think of with regret

I’d like to add his initial to my monogram
Tell me, where is the shepherd for this lost lamb?

There’s a somebody I’m longin’ to see
I hope that he, turns out to be
Someone who’ll watch over me

I’m a little lamb who’s lost in the wood
I know I could, always be good
To one who’ll watch over me

Although he may not be the man some
Girls think of as handsome
To my heart he carries the key

Won’t you tell him please to put on some speed
Follow my lead, oh, how I need
Someone to watch over me

Won’t you tell him please to put on some speed
Follow my lead, oh, how I need
Someone to watch over me

Someone to watch over me

Nature morte à la table’ (1910) by André Derain


Nature morte à la table’ (1910) by André Derain

Watch “The Traitor_Martha Wainwright_Leonard Cohen_I’m Your Man_720HD-022711.avi” on YouTube


The Traitor

Leonard Cohen

Lyrics

Now the Swan it floated on the English river
Ah the Rose of High Romance it opened wide
A sun tanned woman yearned me through the summer
And the judges watched us from the other side

I told my mother “Mother I must leave you
Preserve my room but do not shed a tear
Should rumour of a shabby ending reach you
It was half my fault and half the atmosphere”

But the Rose I sickened with a scarlet fever
And the Swan I tempted with a sense of shame
She said at last I was her finest lover
And if she withered I would be to blame

The judges said you missed it by a fraction
Rise up and brace your troops for the attack
Ah the dreamers ride against the men of action
Oh see the men of action falling back

But I lingered on her thighs a fatal moment
I kissed her lips as though I thirsted still
My falsity had stung me like a hornet
The poison sank and it paralyzed my will

I could not move to warn all the younger soldiers
That they had been deserted from above
So on battlefields from here to Barcelona
I’m listed with the enemies of love

And long ago she said “I must be leaving,
Ah but keep my body here to lie upon
You can move it up and down and when I’m sleeping
Run some wire through that Rose and wind the Swan”

So daily I renew my idle duty
I touch her here and there, I know my place
I kiss her open mouth and I praise her beauty
And people call me traitor to my face

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen

The Traitor lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

6 years anniversary achievement @ euzicasa.wordpress.com 


6 years anniversary achievement @ euzicasa.wordpress.com

Watch “Leonard Cohen – Anthem (w/lyrics) London 2008” on YouTube


Watch “Alanis Morissette- Hand in my pocket/ w lyrics” on YouTube


Vaadhoo Island, Maldives


Vaadhoo Island, Maldives

Edgar Degas


Edgar Degas

RIP MR. COHEN:  Watch “Leonard Cohen’s Prince Of Asturias Speech – No Overdubbing” on YouTube


France 24 :  Iraqi army say IS group flushed out from Nimrud, site of ancient city


Iraqi army say IS group flushed out from Nimrud, site of ancient city

http://f24.my/2fP31Bi

The Iraqi army said Sunday that troops have driven Islamic State group militants out of the town of Nimrud, south of Mosul, near the site of famed ancient Assyrian ruins that were reportedly destroyed by the extremists.

Iraq’s special forces meanwhile battled militants in the city of Mosul itself, where they struggled to advance against waves of suicide car bombs.

Troops are converging from several fronts on Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city and the biggest urban area under IS control, as part of an offensive launched last month. The special forces have advanced the furthest so far, and hold a handful of districts on the city’s eastern edge.

The commander of the Mosul operation said troops took Nimrud, some 19 miles (30 kilometers) to the south, after heavy fighting. It was unclear if they had liberated the nearby 13th-century B.C. archaeological site.

“The 9th division of the Iraqi army has liberated the town of Nimrud completely and raised the Iraqi flag over its buildings after the enemy suffered heavy casualties,” Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Raheed Yar Allah said in a statement.

The late 1980s discovery of treasures in Nimrud’s royal tombs was one of the 20th century’s most significant archaeological finds. The government said militants, who captured the site in June 2014, destroyed it the following year using heavy military vehicles.

In Mosul itself, the special forces say they have cleared the Qadisiya and Zahra neighborhoods, and are planning to advance further in the coming hours. Over the past week they have inched forward slowly, trying to avoid casualties among their troops and civilians as suicide bombers in armor-plated vehicles rush forward from hiding spots among densely populated areas.

“The only weapons they have left are car bombs and explosives,” said Iraqi special forces Maj. Gen. Sami al-Aridi as he radioed with commanders in the field. “There are so many civilian cars and any one of them could be a bomb,” he said.

Troops were building berms and road blocks to prevent car bombs from breaching the front lines. Since last week’s quick advance into Mosul proper, they have struggled to hold territory under heavy IS counterattacks.

Several suicide car bombers attacked the advancing special forces on Saturday, wounding around a dozen troops, three civilians, and killing a child, officers said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to brief reporters.

The Iraqi armed forces do not release official casualty figures, but field medics have noted dozens of killed and wounded since the operation to liberate the city began on Oct. 17.

Meanwhile, a leading U.S.-based rights group released a report alleging that security forces of Iraq’s regional Kurdish government had routinely destroyed Arab homes and even some whole villages in areas retaken from the Islamic State group over the past two years.

The Human Rights Watch report said that between September 2014 and May 2016, Kurdish forces advancing against IS destroyed Arab homes in disputed areas of Kirkuk and Ninevah provinces, while Kurdish homes were left intact. It says the demolitions took place in disputed areas in northern Iraq which the Kurds want to incorporate into their autonomous region over the objections of the central government.

Sunni Arab politicians have previously accused the Kurds of seeking to recast the demographics of mixed areas in northern Iraq. The struggle is particularly intense in the oil-rich Kirkuk region.

“In village after village in Kirkuk and Ninevah, KRG security forces destroyed Arab homes – but not those belonging to Kurds – for no legitimate military purpose,” said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “KRG leaders’ political goals don’t justify demolishing homes illegally.”

All sides fighting in the battle for Mosul have been accused of human rights abuses, with the worst allegations focusing on IS.

Kurdish forces have been accused of destroying Arab homes before, with a report last year by Amnesty International alleging that the peshmerga carried out the attacks in retaliation for what they said was the Arab communities’ support for IS.

Kurdish authorities say they abide by human rights laws and deny having any strategy to destroy homes. But they say some villages in which the population fought alongside IS have suffered extensive destruction because of the ferocity of the battles.

Kurdish officials could not be immediately reached for comment on the fresh allegations.

(AP)

France 24 : Sting brings Bataclan back to life on anniversary of Paris attack


Sting brings Bataclan back to life on anniversary of Paris attack

http://f24.my/2fNvqri

French security turned out in force Saturday night ahead of a concert by British pop legend Sting marking the reopening of the Bataclan concert hall one year after suicidal jihadis turned the famed Paris site into a bloodbath.

Click here to view pictures and video in this article on your smartphone or tablet

Hundreds of yards of barricades, extensive body searches and scores of armed police greeted those lucky enough to get a ticket. TheBataclan said all 1,000 Sting tickets sold out quickly and other tickets were given to the families of the 90 revelers slain a year ago by extremists with automatic weapons and explosive belts.

Sting, in a T-shirt with a guitar slung over his shoulder, asked concert-goers in fluent French to observe a minute of silence as he opened the show.

“We will not forget them,” the singer promised. “Tonight we have two tasks to settle. First, to remember and honor those who lost their life in the attacks. Then, to celebrate life and music.”

He then strummed out a string of hits, including “Message in a Bottle.”

The coordinated attacks in Paris on Nov. 13last year targeted bars, restaurants and the sports stadium, leaving 130 people dead and hundreds more injured. The worst extremist violence ever to hit France, they were claimed by the Islamic State group.

Some survivors on Saturday stayed outside the Bataclan in quiet vigil, while others inside stood silently sipping a drink, waiting for the concert to start. The smell of fresh paint from the reconstruction hung over the crowd.

Aurelien Perrin, 25, survived the Bataclan massacre but his friend Nicolas Berthier did not.

“I came alone tonight. It’s very emotional, as I keep getting flashbacks of that night. I was standing just there, just the other side of the bar when it happened. Tonight is the first time I’ve been back here since,” he said.

Perrin added that he had not been to any bar or even the cinema since that fateful night.

“I’m here because it’s important to finally finish a concert that was never allowed to end. It’s for the memory of my friend and for all the 90 people who died,” he said.

Another survivor, Mariesha Jack Payne, waited across the road from the Bataclan in The Barometer bar, where she was rushed to after the attack. She traveled from Scotland for the commemorations in Paris this weekend.

“Even if I’m not inside, it’s symbolic for me to be here nearby. The important day is tomorrow. I come back to this bar every time I’m in Paris now,” she said.

Sting, 65, is no stranger to the Bataclan, playing there decades ago in 1979 as the lead singer of The Police. The singer’s new album “57th & 9th” was released Friday.

Sting says proceeds from the concert would go to two charities helping survivors. More than 1,700 people have been officially recognized as victims of the horror that unfolded at the Bataclan, Paris cafes and France’s national stadium.

Juliette Meadel, the French minister for victims’ aid and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo were among those at the concert.

Some who were invited decided against attending the emotionally charged event.

“I don’t want to put a foot in the Bataclan. Even if Sting is a legend. I’m staying with my family tonight,” said Jean Marie de Peretti, father of Aurelie de Peretti who died in the concert hall massacre.

The concert hall – which has been refurbished to its original state – will remain closed on Sunday’s actual anniversary of the attacks, when President Francois Hollande and Hidalgo, the Paris mayor, will unveil plaques in memory of victims at the half-dozen sites where revelers died.

In addition to those killed, nine people remain hospitalized from the attacks and others are paralyzed or otherwise irreparably injured. The government says more than 600 people are still receiving psychological treatment related to the attacks.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, in a commentary given to a half-dozen European newspapers, warned that “Yes, terrorism will strike us again.” But, he contended that “we have all the resources to resist and all the strength to win.”

(AP)

France 24 :  Thousands of Americans stage nationwide anti-Trump protests


Thousands of Americans stage nationwide anti-Trump protests

http://f24.my/2fOso62

Tens of thousands of people marched in streets across the United States on Saturday, staging the fourth day of protests of Donald Trump’s surprise victory as president.

The protests – held in big cities like New York and Chicago as well as smaller ones, such as Worcester, Massachusetts, and Iowa City, Iowa – were largely peaceful Saturday, although two police officers were slightly injured during protests in Indianapolis.

Protesters rallied at New York’s Union Square before taking their cause up Fifth Avenue toward Trump Tower, where they were held back by police barricades. The Republican president-elect was holed up inside his tower apartment, working with aides on the transition to the White House.

Among those railing against him was filmmaker Michael Moore, who tweeted a demand that Trump “step aside.”

Fashion designer Noemi Abad, 30, agreed. “I just can’t have Donald Trump running this country and teaching our children racism, sexism and bigotry,” she said. “Out of his own mouth he made this division. He needs to go – there’s no place for racism in society in America.”

Trump’s comments – particularly a 2005 recording of him making lewd comments about women – sparked outrage during his campaign. That spilled over into demonstrations following an election that ended with half of U.S. voters choosing the other candidate, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

One person shot

Demonstrators in Indianapolis on Saturday threw rocks at police, slightly injuring two officers, said Police Chief Troy Riggs. Some protesters began chanting threats including “Kill the Police,” and officers moved in to arrest seven demonstrators.
Police briefly fired pepper balls into the crowd during the confrontation.

“We believe that we have some instigators that arrived in our city” trying to start a riot, Riggs said.

Rowdy demonstrators marched through downtown Portland, Oregon, for the fourth night Saturday despite calls from the mayor and police chief for calm.

Several hundred people took to the streets and Portland authorities made multiple arrests after protesters threw bottles and other items at officers in riot gear and blocked streets and light rail lines. The exact number of arrests wasn’t immediately available.

The gathering came after a news conference Saturday in which Mayor Charlie Hayes and Police Chief Mike Marshman urged restraint after several days of violent marches that damaged property and left one person shot.

Friday night, police used flash-bang grenades to disperse a crowd of hundreds in the downtown area. Seventeen people were arrested and one man was shot and suffered non life-threatening injuries in what police described as a confrontation with gang members. Two people were arrested on attempted murder charges.

‘Legalize weed but not my mum?’

In Los Angeles, several thousand people marched through downtown streets Saturday to condemn what they saw as Trump’s hate speech about Muslims, pledge to deport people in the country illegally and crude comments about women.

Jennifer Cruz, 18, of Ventura, California, carried a sign that asked: “Legalize weed but not my Mom?” – a reference to Californians’ Tuesday passage of a measure legalizing recreational marijuana use.

Cruz said her parents have been in the United States illegally for 30 years, although her mother has spent years seeking citizenship. She called the possibility of their deportation terrifying.

“We talk about it almost every day,” she said. “My Mom wants to leave it in the hands of God, but I’m not just going to sit back and not do anything. I’m going to fight for my parents, even if it kills me.”

Shawn Smith, 41, of Los Angeles, wore an American flag vest and held a glittery sign that said “Love Trumps Hate.”

“What he’s been able to do is make 50 percent of the nation look over their shoulder,” he said. “If you’re gay, if you’re LGBT, if you’re Muslim, if you’re Latin, if you’re special needs, if you’re female, it’s a much unsafer place now.”

“What is happening today is going to be the normal for a while,” he said of the demonstration, “because we’re not going to just sit back and watch our rights being taken away, our health care being taken away.”

In other parts of the country, spirited demonstrations on college campuses and peaceful marches along downtown streets have taken place since Wednesday.
Evening marches disrupted traffic in Miami and Atlanta.

Trump supporter Nicolas Quirico was traveling from South Beach to Miami. His car was among hundreds stopped when protesters blocked Interstate 395.

“Trump will be our president. There is no way around that, and the sooner people grasp that, the better off we will be,” he said. “There is a difference between a peaceful protest and standing in a major highway backing up traffic for 5 miles. This is wrong.”

Protests held across US

Protests also were held in Detroit; Minneapolis; Kansas City, Missouri; Olympia, Washington, Iowa City and more.

More than 200 people, carrying signs, gathered on the steps of the Washington state Capitol. The group chanted “not my president” and “no Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA.”

In Tennessee, Vanderbilt University students sang civil rights songs and marched through campus across a Nashville street, temporarily blocking traffic.

In Cincinnati, hundreds of protesters already had taken to the streets early Saturday afternoon to protest a jury’s failure to reach a verdict in the trial of a white former police officer who killed an unarmed black motorist in 2015. A mistrial was declared in the trial of former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing. He was fired after shooting Sam DuBose in the head after pulling him over for a missing front license plate last year.

Several hundred anti-Trump protesters joined the trial protesters and marched through downtown Cincinnati.

In Chicago, hundreds of people including families with small children chanted “No hate. No fear. Immigrants are welcome here” Saturday as they marched through Millennium Park, a popular downtown tourist attraction.

Sonja Spray, 29, who heard about the protest on Facebook, said she has signed an online petition urging the electoral college to honor the popular vote and elect Clinton.

Demonstrations also took place internationally. A group of Mexicans at a statue representing independence in Mexico City expressed their concerns about a possible wave of deportations. One school teacher said it would add to the “unrest” that’s already in Mexico. About 300 people protested Trump’s election as the next American president outside the U.S. Embassy near the landmark Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

President Barack Obama meets in Berlin next week with Chancellor Angela Merkel and several other European leaders, and is expected to confront global concerns about Trump’s election.

(AP)

France marks first anniversary of November 13 Paris attacks


France marks first anniversary of November 13 Paris attacks

http://f24.my/2fnHukt

France on Sunday marked the first anniversary of the Paris attacks with sombre ceremonies and painful memories for the relatives of the 130 people killed.

President François Hollande unveiled plaques at sites across the city that were attacked by the Islamic State jihadist group, starting at the Stade de France.

Manuel Dias, 63, was killed by a suicide bomber outside the national stadium where France were playing Germany in a football match in the first of a series of coordinated attacks on the evening of November 13, 2015.

Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo also unveiled plaques outside bars and restaurants in the trendy neighbourhood where gunmen sprayed bullets at people enjoying a Friday evening out.

The final ceremony took place outside the Bataclan, the concert hall where 90 people were killed by three attackers during a rock gig in the culmination of the carnage.

The names of those killed at the concert were read out as hundreds of people gathered under rainy skies watched in silence.

Rock star Sting reopened the refurbished Bataclan with an emotionally charged show held amid tight security on Saturday.

“We will not forget them,” the British singer told the crowd in French after a minute’s silence for the victims.

Many in the crowd wept during the first song, “Fragile”.

The Bataclan management said they had prevented two members of the US group Eagles of Death Metal — who were on stage when the bloodshed started — from entering the Sting concert over controversial remarks by their lead singer Jesse Hughes.

“They came, I threw them out — there are things you can’t forgive,” said the venue’s co-director Jules Frutos.

However the band’s manager denied members of the group had tried to enter the concert hall at all.

Hughes, who caused outrage in France by suggesting Muslim staff at the Bataclan might have cooperated with the attackers, was however in the crowd for Sunday’s ceremony at the venue.

Still seeking explanations

Olivier, 28, who was injured during the rampage, fought back the tears as he attended the unveiling of the plaque in front of the Carillon bar and the Petit Cambodge restaurant, where 13 people were killed.

He was hit in the arm by a bullet while his friend was killed by the gunmen and on Sunday he accompanied his friend’s mother to the ceremony.

“I had to be here to support her,” he told AFP.

“But I won’t come to any more commemorations.”

He said he believed it was not enough to just remember the dead, “we must try to understand how this happened”.

Islamic State said it had struck at France because it was bombing its militants in Iraq and Syria.

Hollande responded at the time by saying France was “at war” and French jets continue to launch air strikes on the group, which is fighting an Iraqi-led assault to take back the city of Mosul.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Sunday the state of emergency declared after the attacks would likely be extended as France gears up for presidential elections in six months’ time.

“This state of emergency device allows us to make arrests, administrative checks which are effective… So yes, we are probably going to live a few months more with this state of emergency,” Valls told the BBC.

While stressing he remained “very cautious”, Valls said the risk of similar coordinated attacks on France appeared to have diminished.

“But we may face attacks of the kind that we saw in Nice,” he said, referring to the attack in July in the Riviera resort in which a 31-year-old Tunisian mowed down 86 people with a truck.

“That’s to say some individuals who are driven directly by the internet, by social networks, by the Islamic State group, without having to go to Syria or Iraq,” Valls added.

(AFP)

Tsunami strikes New Zealand after huge earthquake


Tsunami strikes New Zealand after huge earthquake

http://f24.my/2fokPVo

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck central New Zealand just after midnight, the U.S. Geological Survey said, causing widespread damage and generating a tsunami.

New Zealand’s Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management warned of the risk of destructive waves along the country’s entire east coast and urged residents in low-lying areas to evacuate and seek higher ground.

Waves of up to two metres (6 feet) could be possible for up to two hours, it said.

Anna Kaiser, a seismologist at GNS Science said a tidal signal or surge of up to one metre (3 feet) had been recorded in North Canterbury region of the South Island.

“That’s reasonably significant so people should take this seriously,” she told Radio New Zealand.

New Zealand’s Geonet revised up its estimated magnitude of the quake to 7.5, from 6.6 earlier.

USGS said the quake was centred 91 km (57 miles) north-northeast of Christchurch, the biggest city on New Zealand’s South Island.

A 6.3 quake there in February 2011 killed 185 people and caused widespread damage.

The tremor was felt throughout most of New Zealand. Some injuries had been reported but there no immediate reports of deaths.

“The whole house rolled like a serpent and some things smashed, the power went out,” a woman, who gave her name as Elizabeth, told Radio New Zealand from her home in Takaka, near the top of the South Island.

Chris Hill, a fire officer in Cheviot, a coastal town near the quake’s epicentre, said officials had gone door to door evacuating residents.

“Everyone seems OK here,” he told RNZ. “There’s a lot of debris in houses, but at this stage it doesn’t look like anything too bad has happened.”

Residents in Wellington said glass had fallen from buildings into the streets and hotels and apartment buildings had been evacuated.

Richard Maclean, a spokesman for the Wellington City Council, said residents had been evacuating the city’s southern coastal suburbs due to the tsunami threat and there had been reports of structural damage to several buildings.

“We’ve got reports of broken water pipes and lots and lots of things off desks and shelves,” he told RNZ.

Several roads around the South Island had been closed and damage to power and phone networks was reported.

A series of aftershocks were recorded around the country, some as strong as 6.1 magnitude.

Pictures shared on social media showed buckled roads, smashed glass and goods toppled from shelves in shops in Wellington and the upper South Island.

(REUTERS)

BBC News: Microsoft fixes bug used by Russian hacker group


Microsoft fixes bug used by Russian hacker group – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37939910

BBC News: Trump election: Clinton blames defeat on FBI director (I think that is just another “being in denial from the Hillarious Obama Clint-on)


Trump election: Clinton blames defeat on FBI director – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37963965

BBC News: Trump election: Nato chief warns against going it alone


Trump election: Nato chief warns against going it alone – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37966027

BBC News: Paris attacks: Bataclan reopens with Sting concert


Paris attacks: Bataclan reopens with Sting concert – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37962584

BBC News: Farage first UK politician to meet Trump since election


Farage first UK politician to meet Trump since election – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37965089

Today’s Holiday:Stewardship Sunday


Today’s Holiday:
Stewardship Sunday

This is the day on which many churches in the US and Canada begin their campaign for financial support in the coming year. The term “stewardship” refers to the Christian and Jewish teaching that all creation belongs to God and that each man and woman is an agent or steward to whom God’s property is entrusted for a while. On this Sunday each year, churches appeal to their members’ sense of responsibility as stewards of the money God has entrusted to them.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Robert Louis Stevenson (1850)


Today’s Birthday:
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850)

Born in Scotland, Stevenson traveled frequently during his life, partly in search of better climates for his tuberculosis, which would eventually cause his death at age 44. In 1885, he published A Child’s Garden of Verses, one of the most influential children’s works of the 19th century. His immensely popular novels Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde were written over the course of just a few years. What is considered his unfinished masterpiece?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Two Libyans Indicted for Pan Am 103 Attack (1991)


This Day in History:
Two Libyans Indicted for Pan Am 103 Attack (1991)

In 1991, after a three-year investigation, US and UK authorities announced indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 270 people. During a trial held a decade later in the Netherlands, one of the defendants was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. Whose presence on board the airplane has given rise to a number of conspiracy theories about the motivations behind the bombing?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Francis Bacon


Quote of the Day:
Francis Bacon

Of great riches there is no real use, except it be in the distribution.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:The Siege of Sidney Street


Article of the Day:
The Siege of Sidney Street

Having killed several London policemen during a botched robbery in 1910, the members of a politically motivated gang of burglars went into hiding. When their location was revealed to authorities, 200 men were sent to surround the building. This prompted a wild gunfight now known as the Siege of Sidney Street. Though outmanned, the gang members possessed superior weapons and were only overtaken when their building caught fire. Why was Winston Churchill criticized for his role in the siege?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:ruralism


Word of the Day:
ruralism

Definition: (noun) A rural idiom or expression.
Synonyms: rusticism
Usage: He was a country poet whose verses were filled with ruralisms.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Harry Belafonte. Matilda” on YouTube


Watch “Harry Belafonte – Jamaica Farewell” on YouTube


Watch “Harry Belafonte – Kingston Market” on YouTube


Watch “Harry Belafonte – “Banana Boat Song (Day O)” – 1956″ on YouTube


Watch “The Tokens – The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh)” on YouTube