Daily Archives: August 16, 2017




Mărgineni: E lângă Făgăraș

Mărgineni : E lângă Făgăraș...

Mărgineni: E lângă Făgăraș…

Two men in a boat

Two men in a boat

Two men in a boat

My Duck today

My Duck today

My Duck today

France 24 : Trump disbands business councils after CEOs quit in protest over Charlottesville comments

Trump disbands business councils after CEOs quit in protest over Charlottesville comments

US President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after corporate CEOs quit in protest at his remarks blaming “both sides” for last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.


France 24 : Elvis fans mark 40 years since death of ‘The King’

Elvis fans mark 40 years since death of ‘The King’

Tens of thousands of Elvis Presley fans gathered at Graceland, his iconic Memphis mansion, on Wednesday to honour “The King of Rock” on the 40th anniversary of his death.


More than 600,000 fans visit Graceland each year, paying tribute to the icon of popular culture of whom John Lennon once said, “Before Elvis there was nothing.” Forty years after his tragic death at age 42, floral tributes from around the world still line the Meditation Garden, where the king of rock ‘n’ roll is buried at his Memphis home. Tens of thousands attended a candlelight vigil on Tuesday to mark the anniversary. Among them was Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie, who thanked the crowd and lit candles for fans.

BBC News: Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville

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

Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40946386

Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo da Vinci – Uffizi Gallery


From Leonardo da Vbinci to Botticelli, Michelangelo and Titian. Here’s a shortlist of all most famous Renaissance paintings to be found at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo, details – Uffizi Gallery

Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo, details – Uffizi Gallery

Today’s Holiday: Daimonji Okuribi

Today’s Holiday:
Daimonji Okuribi

In Japan, the belief that the souls of the dead return to earth during the Obon Festival gave rise to the custom of lighting great bonfires to guide the souls back to heaven after their yearly visit. This custom is known as Daimonji Okuribi, the Great Bonfire Event. In the city of Kyoto, an enormous flammable structure, built in the shape of the Chinese character dai, meaning “big,” is set on fire on the hill in back of the Zenrinji Temple. The character is 530 feet tall and 510 feet wide, providing a spectacular display for city residents. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888)

Today’s Birthday:
Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888)

Lawrence was a British adventurer, soldier, and scholar popularly known as Lawrence of Arabia. He learned Arabic while on an archaeological expedition in Mesopotamia, then served in intelligence for the British army in Egypt during WWI. After conceiving a plan to support an Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Empire—a German ally—he joined the Arab forces and became a leader in the revolt, but he failed to achieve the formation of an independent Arab state. What did he later do under false names? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: First Issue of Sports Illustrated Is Published (1954)

This Day in History:
First Issue of Sports Illustrated Is Published (1954)

The first issue of Sports Illustrated—featuring Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat—was published in 1954. The brainchild of Henry Luce, the founder of Time magazine, it became one of the most influential sports magazines in America. Though Sports Illustrated originally covered a wide range of sports, including hunting and yachting, today it focuses on major sports, such as football and baseball. When was the annual swimsuit issue first published? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Francis Bacon

Quote of the Day:
Francis Bacon

By indignities men come to dignities. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Supermassive Black Holes

Article of the Day:
Supermassive Black Holes

A supermassive black hole is a black hole containing the mass of between a hundred thousand and tens of billions of Suns. Scientists believe that most, if not all, galaxies, including the Milky Way, contain supermassive black holes at their galactic centers. They also cite a link between the mass of the supermassive black hole in the center of a galaxy and the morphology, or structure, of the galaxy itself. Where is the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole thought to be located? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: knock (one’s) head against a/the wall

Idiom of the Day:
knock (one’s) head against a/the wall

To attempt continuously and fruitlessly to accomplish some task or achieve some goal that is or seems ultimately hopeless. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: lore

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) Accumulated facts, traditions, or beliefs about a particular subject.
Synonyms: traditional knowledge
Usage: He had taught the children something of the forest lore that he had himself learned from Tiger Lily and Tinker Bell, and knew that in their dire hour they were not likely to forget it.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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