Daily Archives: May 31, 2017

Watch “Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3 – Sir Neville Marriner, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra” on YouTube

Wow Musical Series: Watch “Blues & Feelings ~10 Magic Slow Blues. Vol. 20” on YouTube

Wow Musical Series: Watch “Jazz for When You’re Alone [ Full Album ]” on YouTube

Wow Musical Series: Watch “Jazz for a Rainy Afternoon [ Full Album ]” on YouTube

From Wikipedia: Monnow Bridge


Monnow Bridge

Monnow Bridge is a medieval bridge over the namesake river Monnow in the town of Monmouth, Wales. The existing bridge was completed in the late 13th century. It is the only remaining medieval fortified bridge in Britain.

from Wikipedia: may 2017 Kabul attack


Watch “Battle of Vienna 1683 – Islam vs Christianity” on YouTube: At stake was the very existance of Western Civilization!

Watch “MARCH OR DIE. Legionnaires and Bedouins. Final fight” on YouTube

Watch “The Mirror (1975) Zerkalo – Andrei Tarkovsky” on YouTube

Watch “Nostalghia(1983)/ Andrei Tarkovsky / BWV853” on YouTube

BBC News: World’s most threatening superbugs ranked in new list

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

World’s most threatening superbugs ranked in new list – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39104411

BBC News: Ultra-tough antibiotic to fight superbugs

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

Ultra-tough antibiotic to fight superbugs – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40091179

(Platon, în Banchetul)John Singer Sargent Art

„Ce bine ar fi, Agaton, dacă înţelepciunea ar avea darul să curgă ori de câte ori ne atingem unii de alţii, de la cel ce are mai multă la cel cu mai puţină! Să fie aşa, ca apa care trece prin fitilul de lână din vasul mai plin spre cel mai gol!”

(Platon, în Banchetul)

John Singer Sargent Art

“Breaza view”

“Breaza view”

Că nu-i tot una Leu să mori ori câne-nlănțuit!

Că nu-i tot una Leu să mori ori câne-nlănțuit!

” Madonna of the Magnificat ” C.1481 ( detail )Artist: Sandro Botticelli

” Madonna of the Magnificat ” C.1481 ( detail )

Artist: Sandro Botticelli 

Period : Early Renaissance 

Location:Galleria degli Uffizi , Firenze , Italia

Tempera on Panel

” The Elect Being Called to Paradise ” Artist : Luca Signorelli

” The Elect Being Called to Paradise ” 

Artist : Luca Signorelli

Date : 1499-1502

Chapel of San Brizio , Duomo , Orvieto, Italia

(( Fresco ))

Young Mozart meets young Goethe, Frankfurt.

Young Mozart meets young Goethe, Frankfurt.

In the first of many ‘command performances’, in Frankfurt the father of the German poet and thinker, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, invited the two prodigies to perform for him, paying Leopold four gulden and seven kreuzers for the privilege. Goethe would many years later recall “the little fellow with his wig and his sword”.

Learn, learn, learn Series: Can You? 

I got 100% on Mismatch! Can you?


Today’s Holiday:Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day

Today’s Holiday:
Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day

The formation of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces took place on May 31, 1961, and is commemorated each year. Brunei had been a British protectorate since 1888, dependent on the British armed forces for its defense. In 1961, Brunei recruits began training as part of a transition period toward independence for the country, which occurred in 1984. Around the country, there may be parades and military displays put on by various units of the armed forces. In the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan, it is usually commemorated at the Taman Haji Sir Omar Ali Saifuddien in the city center. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443)

Today’s Birthday:
Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443)

Beaufort was an English noblewoman, wife of Edmund Tudor, and the mother of Henry VII, founder of the Tudor Dynasty. She gave birth to Henry at 13, shortly after being widowed, and developed a close bond with her only child. Renowned for her philanthropy, she endowed professorships of divinity at Oxford and Cambridge and with the help of her confessor, John Fisher, founded Christ’s College and St. John’s College, Cambridge. She later acted as regent for Henry VIII. How many times did she marry? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Copyright Act of 1790 Signed into US Law (1790)

This Day in History:
Copyright Act of 1790 Signed into US Law (1790)

After the US Constitution was ratified in 1788, one of the first issues that the fledgling government faced was the lack of a copyright law. Without it, Congress would be swamped with individual petitions for protection from piracy. Modeled on Britain’s Statute of Anne, the Copyright Act of 1790 was soon signed into law by President Washington. Instituted to encourage learning by securing US authors the sole rights to their work for 14-year periods, it drew what complaint from Charles Dickens? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Herman Melville

Quote of the Day:
Herman Melville

Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses,—for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Frogmen

Article of the Day:

An allusion to the appearance of divers clad in shiny wetsuits and wearing large fins on their feet, the term “frogman” was first used to describe scuba divers around 1940. Although scuba users prefer to be called “divers,” the word “frogman” is often used, especially by the media, to refer to professional divers, such as soldiers, who carry out amphibious assaults, sabotage operations, and clandestine surveys. What types of tools and weapons can frogmen carry underwater? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:drag (someone) kicking and screaming

Idiom of the Day:
drag (someone) kicking and screaming

To force someone to go somewhere or do something against his or her will, especially when he or she protests against it vehemently and/or at great length. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Dayprostration

Word of the Day

Definition: (noun) An abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion.
Synonyms: collapse
Usage: The weakness of the young missionary became so extreme that they had to lay him again on the bed, where a prostration, lasting for several hours, held him like a dead man.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Cetatea FĂGĂRAŞULUI pe la amurg!

France 24 : US successfully tests anti-ballistic missile system for first time

US successfully tests anti-ballistic missile system for first time

The US military said Tuesday it had intercepted a mock-up of an intercontinental ballistic missile in a first-of-its-kind test that comes amid concerns over North Korea’s weapons program.


A ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California “successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target” fired from the Reagan Test Site in the Marshall Islands, the military said in a statement.

The test saw a rocket from the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system blast into space and then deploy its “exo-atmospheric kill vehicle,” which smashed into the dummy ICBM, destroying it in a direct collision.

“This system is vitally important to the defense of our homeland, and this test demonstrates that we have a capable, credible deterrent against a very real threat,” Vice Admiral Jim Syring, director of the US Missile Defense Agency, was quoted as saying.

The exercise marked a significant step for the GMD system, which has had a checkered record in previous tests.

Though it succeeded in the last test in 2014, it failed during the three prior attempts against slower-moving, non-ICBM missiles.

“The intercept of a complex, threat-representative ICBM target is an incredible accomplishment for the GMD system and a critical milestone for this program,” Syring said.


The success of Tuesday’s test is a watershed moment for the US military’s effort to establish an effective — though limited — ground-based defense against ICBMs.

It came a day after North Korea test-fired yet another ballistic missile, the latest in a series of launches that have ratcheted up tensions over Pyongyang’s quest to develop weapons capable of hitting the United States.

Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said Tuesday’s trial was not timed specifically in response to tensions with Pyongyang but that “in a broad sense, North Korea is one of the reasons why we have this capability.”

“They continue to conduct test launches, as we saw this weekend, while also using dangerous rhetoric that suggests they would strike the United States homeland,” Davis said.

He also pointed to Iran’s increasing missile capabilities as threatening US strategic interests in the Middle East.

The technology behind the GMD is extremely complex, and the system uses globally deployed sensors to detect and track ballistic missile threats.

The interception is a move that the Pentagon says is akin to hitting a bullet with another bullet — though at far higher speeds.

“Initial indications are that the test met its primary objective, but program officials will continue to evaluate system performance based upon telemetry and other data obtained during the test,” the US military statement read.

The missile defense system will comprise 44 interceptors by the end of the year, so it could thwart an attack from a rogue state or a volley of rockets.

But the interceptors, based in California and Alaska, would be overwhelmed by a full-scale attack from countries like Russia or China, which could fire dozens of missiles at a time.


Tech+:  News: ReMarkable digital notepad ‘feels like real paper’

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

ReMarkable digital notepad ‘feels like real paper’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40107097

Tech + :  BBC News: Ring turns pencil crayons ‘digital’

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

Ring turns pencil crayons ‘digital’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37255130

Consumer Beware: BBC News: Messaging app Telegram centrepiece of IS social media strategy

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

Messaging app Telegram centrepiece of IS social media strategy – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39743252

Soviets or russians…they wear the dsme opressive boot!– ;) BBC News: Russia expels five Moldovan diplomats in tit-for-tat move

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

Russia expels five Moldovan diplomats in tit-for-tat move – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40108602

Vine, vine, vine…:  Watch “Classical Music for Summer” on YouTube

Wow  Musical Series: Watch “Tessarini: Violin Sonatas (Full Album)” on YouTube

Wow  Musical Series: Watch “Judyesther ★ ” YOU AND I “” on YouTube