Monthly Archives: August 2017

BBC News: US orders Russia to close consulate and two annexes


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

US orders Russia to close consulate and two annexes – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41115352

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BBC News: US hands out first contracts for border wall prototypes


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

US hands out first contracts for border wall prototypes – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41118992

Preview Talk: Beethoven’s Fifth – SoundCloud


Listen to Preview Talk: Beethoven’s Fifth by PacificSymphony #np on #SoundCloud

Hendrick Avercamp – Winterlandschap met schaatsers, gedetaileerd 1608 (Hendrick Avercamp – Wonderland with skaters, detail 1608)


Hendrick Avercamp - Wonderland with skaters,  detail  1608

Hendrick Avercamp – Winterlandschap met schaatsers, gedetaileerd 1608

( Hendrick Avercamp – Wonderland with skaters, detail 1608 )

The Ghent altarpiece Virgin Mary. Jan van Eyk (1390-1441)


The Ghent altarpiece Virgin Mary. Jan van Eyk (1390-1441)

The Ghent altarpiece Virgin Mary. Jan van Eyk (1390-1441)

” St. Gerome in Meditation ” 16th century Artist: Giorgio Vasari Period: Mannerism ( Late Renaissance)


” St. Gerome in Meditation ” 16th century Artist: Giorgio Vasari Period: Mannerism ( Late Renaissance)

There is nothing I want but your presence. In friendship, time dissolves. ~ Rumi.


There is nothing I want but your presence. In friendship, time dissolves. ~ Rumi.

There is nothing I want but your presence. In friendship, time dissolves. ~ Rumi.

Michele Tosini (1503–1577) Leda y el cisne


Michele Tosini (1503–1577) Leda y el cisne

Michele Tosini (1503–1577) Leda y el cisne

My Chakra today


My Chakra today

My Chakra today

My birds on the wire today


My birds on the wire today

My birds on the wire today

My Duck today


My Duck today

My Duck today

Everliving music: Watch “Valentina Lisitsa. Beethoven Brahms Schumann Schubert Liszt” on YouTube


BBC News: Trial raises Parkinson’s therapy hope


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

Trial raises Parkinson’s therapy hope – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41099870

BBC News: Marvel star slates ‘racist’ Hollywood over name change


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

Marvel star slates ‘racist’ Hollywood over name change http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41107089

Today’s Holiday: Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day


Today’s Holiday:
Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day

After being subjected to British rule since 1802, Trinidad and Tobago became an independent commonwealth state on this day in 1962. This national holiday is celebrated amid a Carnival atmosphere, with an elaborate military parade accompanied by calypsos at the Queen’s Park Savannah. Religious services are varied to accommodate the Yoruba Orisha, Hindu, Muslim, Baptist, and other faiths represented in the citizenry. Later in the day, awards are presented at the National Awards Ceremony to those who have notably served their country. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Commodus (161 CE) The son of Marcus


Today’s Birthday:
Commodus (161 CE)
The son of Marcus

Aurelius, Commodus was a Roman emperor who ruled from 180 to 192 CE—a period some historians consider the beginning of the empire’s decline. Though his reign was fairly peaceful, Commodus was a tyrant who spent lavishly on gladiatorial combats, persecuted the Senate, and tried to rename Rome after himself. He fancied himself a gladiator, frequently killing exotic animals. His mistress and advisors had him strangled. He considered himself the reincarnation of what mythical hero? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Thomas Edison Patents Kinetoscope in the US (1897)


This Day in History:
Thomas Edison Patents Kinetoscope in the US (1897)

Developed by Edison’s assistant, W.K.L. Dickson, the kinetoscope was a precursor to the modern motion-picture projector. It works through a phenomenon known as “persistence of vision,” in which a sequence of images creates the illusion of motion. Initially, Edison hoped to synchronize the images with sound, but he was unable to achieve this. The kinetoscope was designed to be viewed by one person at a time. Why did Edison supposedly balk at the idea of projecting films before larger audiences? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Ralph Waldo Emerson


Quote of the Day:
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Pythian Games


Article of the Day:
The Pythian Games

Also known as the Delphic Games, the Pythian Games were one of the four Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece. They were founded sometime before the 5th century BCE and were held every four years at the sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi, two years before each Olympic Games. Unlike the Olympic Games, they also featured music, art, and poetry competitions, which pre-dated the athletic portion of the games and were said to have been started by Apollo after he did what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: last-minute


Idiom of the Day:
last-minute

(used before a noun) Done at the very last possible moment or opportunity. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: thence


Word of the Day:
thence

Definition: (adverb) From that place; from there.
Synonyms: therefrom
Usage: The train went south into Switzerland and thence on to Italy: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Huey P. Long Day


Today’s Holiday:
Huey P. Long Day

Huey Long was the colorful and often controversial governor of Louisiana from 1928 until 1932. Although he was impeached only a year after he’d been elected, he refused to yield the governorship to his lieutenant governor, a political enemy. Despite his controversial political activities, Long was revered by the rural people of the state, who supported his Share-Our-Wealth Society promising a minimum income for every American family. His birthday, August 30, is a special observance in Louisiana that the governor can declare a legal holiday. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Muriel Ellen Deason, AKA Kitty Wells (1919)


Today’s Birthday:
Muriel Ellen Deason, AKA Kitty Wells (1919)

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Wells sang gospel music in church as a child and performed on radio in the 1930s. She achieved fame with her 1952 hit, “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels,” a rebuttal to a popular song about wayward women. It made her the first female musician to top the country music charts, paving the way for later female country stars such as Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline. She sang about topics such as drinking and divorce. How did radio stations react to her first hit? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Thurgood Marshall


This Day in History:
Thurgood Marshall

Confirmed as First African-American US Supreme Court Justice (1967)
The great-grandson of a slave and the first African American to serve on the US Supreme Court, Marshall was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson at the height of the Civil Rights movement. As a lawyer, he won 29 of the 32 cases he argued before the Supreme Court, including the landmark Brown v. Board of Education and others that established equal protection for African Americans in housing, voting, employment, and education. What church has included Marshall in its calendar of saints? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Ralph Waldo Emerson


Quote of the Day:
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Ice Diving


Article of the Day:
Ice Diving

Ice diving is a type of penetration diving that takes place under ice. Because it is a particularly dangerous form of diving, divers need to wear exposure suits, hoods, and gloves to protect themselves from frigid waters; use a harness and rope to tether themselves to the surface in case they lose consciousness and must be hauled out; and train in correctly impacting the underside of surface ice in case of rapid ascent. Why should no more than two ice divers dive from the same hole at once? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: last-ditch attempt


Idiom of the Day:
last-ditch attempt

A final effort or attempt to solve a problem or avoid failure or defeat, especially after a series of failures or setbacks. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: sanguinary


Word of the Day:
sanguinary

Definition: (adjective) Accompanied by bloodshed.
Synonyms: butcherly, gory, slaughterous
Usage: A sanguinary encounter seemed daily imminent between the two parties in the streets of Baltimore.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Cetățile Ponorului, Munții Apuseni


Cetățile Ponorului, Munții Apuseni

Cetățile Ponorului, Munții Apuseni

BBC News: Historic ‘living drug’ gets go-ahead


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

Historic ‘living drug’ gets go-ahead – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41094990

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Human T Cells (tisagenlecleucel- KYMRIAH)

Art Tatum – Art’s Blues 1947 Art Tatum (piano): From The 1947 Film “Fabulous Dorseys”


Art Tatum – Art’s Blues 1947 Art Tatum (piano), Tommy Dorsey (trombone), Jimmie Dorsey (clarinet), Charlie Barnet (sax), George Van Eps (guitar), Ray Bauduc (drums), Ziggy Elman (trumpet), Stuart Foster (bass) Jam Session From The 1947 Film “Fabulous Dorseys”

De pe la Breaza Făgăraşului : Vaca ăl negru La șuetă !


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De pe la Breaza Făgăraşului : La Șuetă!”/>

De pe la Breaza Făgăraşului : La Șuetă!

Today’s Holiday: Radha Ashtami


Today’s Holiday:
Radha Ashtami

This Hindu holiday celebrates the birth of Radha, who was the mistress of the god Krishna during the period of his life when he lived among the cowherds of Vrindavana. Although she was the wife of another gopa (cowherd), she was the best-loved of Krishna’s consorts and his constant companion. Some Hindus believe that Radha is a symbol of the human soul drawn to the ineffable god Krishna. Images of Radha are bathed on this day and then dressed and ornamented before being offered food and worship. Hindus bathe in the early morning and fast all day to show their devotion to Radha. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: John Locke (1632)


Today’s Birthday:
John Locke (1632)

Locke was an English philosopher and founder of British Empiricism. He summed up the Enlightenment in his belief in the middle class and its right to freedom of conscience and right to property, in his faith in science, and in his faith in the goodness of humanity. His influence on philosophy and political theory has been incalculable. His 1690 Two Treatises of Government influenced the American and French revolutions. He once fled to Holland under suspicion of involvement in what plot? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Chemical Element Meitnerium Is Synthesized (1982)


This Day in History:
Chemical Element Meitnerium Is Synthesized (1982)

In 1982, a German research team led by Peter Armbruster and Gottfried Münzenberg at the Institute for Heavy Ion Research created a new element. While bombarding bismuth-209 atoms with iron-58 ions, they detected a single atom of what is now called meitnerium. Its atomic number is 109. The artificially-produced, radioactive element is named for Lise Meitner, the Austrian-Swedish physicist and mathematician who helped discover nuclear fission. When was the name “meitnerium” officially adopted? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Homer


Quote of the Day:
Homer

A decent boldness ever meets with friends. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Mudra


Article of the Day:
Mudra

In dharmic religions like Buddhism and Hinduism, mudras are symbolic gestures of the hands and fingers used in ceremonies, dance, and art. Each is associated with a specific quality, such as knowledge, that is said to be imparted on the practitioner. Mudras often accompany the vocalization of a mantra, or sacred utterance, and act as a kind of ceremonial seal affirming the statement or prayer. Which mudra expels demons and removes obstacles such as sickness or negative thoughts? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: last chance (for/at/to do something)


Idiom of the Day:
last chance (for/at/to do something)

The last or final opportunity to get, have, do, or achieve something. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: ferment


Word of the Day:
ferment

Definition: (noun) A state of agitation or turbulent change or development.
Synonyms: agitation, fermentation, tempestuousness, unrest
Usage: In 1789 a ferment arises in Paris; it grows, spreads, and is expressed by a movement of peoples from west to east.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

France 24 : World leaders condemn North Korea for firing missile over Japan


World leaders condemn North Korea for firing missile over Japan

Western leaders and diplomats from around the globe have condemned Pyongyang’s launch of a missile over Japan, with US President Donald Trump saying Tuesday that “all options are on the table” in dealing with the North Korean nuclear threat.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170829-world-leaders-react-north-korea-provocation-missile-over-japan

In a terse written statement, Trump said that North Korea’s missile launch has “signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior”. “Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime’s isolation in the region and among all nations of the world,” Trump continued, adding: “All options are on the table.” For the first time on Tuesday, North Korea fired a midrange ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload over Japan that splashed into the northern Pacific Ocean. The aggressive launch over the territory of a close US ally sent a clear message of defiance as Washington and South Korea conduct joint war games in the region. The missile travelled some 2,700 kilometres (1,677 miles) over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and sparked new fears about a confrontation between Pyongyang and America’s Asian allies in the region, especially as Trump has taken a hard line against the country.

” Lamentation over the Dead Christ “1514-15 By Giovanni della Robbia At Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence Glazed Terracotta


” Lamentation over the Dead Christ “1514-15 By Giovanni della Robbia At Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence Glazed Terracotta

” Ascension ” C.1490 By Andrea Della Robbia Glazed Terracotta at Chiesa Maggiore , La Verna


” Ascension ” C.1490 By Andrea Della Robbia Glazed Terracotta at Chiesa Maggiore , La Verna

” Hercules and the Centaur ” 1599 Artist : Giambologna Period: Mannerism ( Late Renaissance) At Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence, Italy Type : Marble sculpture


” Hercules and the Centaur ” 1599 Artist : Giambologna Period: Mannerism ( Late Renaissance) At Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence, Italy Type : Marble sculpture

Solar Eclipse Over the South Pacific Ocean.


Solar Eclipse Over the South Pacific Ocean.

Solar Eclipse Over the South Pacific Ocean.

Go where you are celebrated not just tolerated.


Go where you are celebrated  not just tolerated.

Go where you are celebrated not just tolerated.

Save trees!


Save trees!

Save trees!

” Lidded Goblet ” circa 1569 ( Rock Crystal & enamelled Gold setting ) By Italian Medallist and hardstone-engraver Annibale Fontana At Kunsthistorisches Museum , Vienna


” Lidded Goblet ” circa 1569 ( Rock Crystal & enamelled Gold setting ) By Italian Medallist and hardstone-engraver Annibale Fontana At Kunsthistorisches Museum , Vienna

” The Archangel Micheal ” 1544 By Renaissance artist Raffaello da Montelupo At Castel Sant’Angelo in Roma Type: Marble sculpture


” The Archangel Micheal ” 1544 By Renaissance artist Raffaello da Montelupo At Castel Sant’Angelo in Roma Type: Marble sculpture

Today’s Holiday: Wheat Harvest Festival


Today’s Holiday:
Wheat Harvest Festival

The small village of Provins in north-central France celebrates its wheat harvest at the end of the summer. On the last Sunday of August, villagers decorate their homes and shops with wheat and wildflowers. There are also exhibits of antique farming tools and parades featuring harvest floats pulled by tractors. The villagers reenact ancient rituals involving wheat and perform demonstrations of how the grain is separated, ground, and baked to make bread. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Charles Stewart Rolls (1877)


Today’s Birthday:
Charles Stewart Rolls (1877)

A member of the British aristocracy, Rolls developed an interest in engines and cars while studying at Cambridge. He became the first person there to have a car—a Peugeot—and, in 1902, he went into the automobile sales business. Striking a deal with manufacturer Frederick Royce in 1906, he co-founded the Rolls-Royce automobile company, which quickly earned a reputation for its engineering. In 1910, at the age of 32, Rolls became the first Briton to die in what unusual way? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch