Daily Archives: May 14, 2017

Today’s Holiday:Carabao Festival

Today’s Holiday:
Carabao Festival

The Carabao Festival is a feast in honor of San Isidro Labrador (St. Isidore the Farmer), the patron saint of Filipino farmers, held in Pulilan, Bulacan province, the Philippines. The feast also honors the carabao, or water buffalo, the universal beast of burden of the Philippines. Farmers decorate their carabao with flowers to parade with the image of San Isidro. The festival is also marked by exploding firecrackers and the performance of the Bamboo Dance, where dancers represent the tinikling bird, a menace to the rice crop. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1316)

Today’s Birthday:
Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1316)

Charles IV was a 14th-century Holy Roman Emperor, German king, and king of Bohemia. He was educated at the French court and fought the English at Crécy, where the heroic death of his father, John of Luxemburg, made him king of Bohemia. Pope Clement VI, to whom he had promised far-reaching concessions, helped secure his election as anti-king to Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV. After the death of Louis in 1347, Charles claimed the crown. He is considered the father of what modern-day nation? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Rockefeller Foundation Established (1913)

This Day in History:
Rockefeller Foundation Established (1913)

The Rockefeller Foundation is a private philanthropic organization established by John D. Rockefeller to promote “the well-being of mankind throughout the world.” Its first grant was issued to the American Red Cross, and over the years, it has donated more than $14 billion in grants to fund medical research, education, agriculture, and work in a number of other fields. Before and during WWII, it worked to bring scholars and artists persecuted by the Nazis to the US. Who was saved in this way? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:George Eliot

Quote of the Day:
George Eliot

One soweth and another reapeth is a verity that applies to evil as well as good. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:The Great Chain of Being

Article of the Day:
The Great Chain of Being

This classical and Western medieval conception of the order of the universe is composed of myriad hierarchical links that organize all things—from the most basic, matter-based elements to purely spiritual beings—into a structured system. Each level of the hierarchy moves closer to perfection, incorporating the positive attributes of the previous link as well as at least one other. Angels surpass humans, and they, in turn, are surpassed by God or the “prime mover.” What is at the lowest level? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:(in) up to (one’s) eye(ball)s

Idiom of the Day:
(in) up to (one’s) eye(ball)s

Extremely busy; deeply involved or engrossed (in or with something). Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:hellion

Word of the Day: hellion

Definition: (noun) A mischievous, troublesome, or unruly person.
Synonyms: devil, heller
Usage: He chased the young hellions out of his yard, but the boys had already trampled his wife’s precious flowerbeds, and the blooms could not be salvaged.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

BBC News: Julian Assange: Ecuador ‘concerned’ over lack of progress

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Julian Assange: Ecuador ‘concerned’ over lack of progress – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39914495

BBC News: North Korea missile test ‘due to Kim Jong-un paranoia’

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North Korea missile test ‘due to Kim Jong-un paranoia’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39915299

BBC News: Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating – Europol

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Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating – Europol – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39913630

BBC News: Global cyber-attack: Security blogger halts ransomware ‘by accident’

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Global cyber-attack: Security blogger halts ransomware ‘by accident’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39907049

The Question

The Question