Daily Archives: August 24, 2017

Everliving: Watch “Wagner ~ Tannhäuser Overture, by Berlin Philharmonic” on YouTube


Jumidshop.wordpress.com: why is this blog allowed to become member to my website?


Jumidshop.wordpress.com: why is this blog allowed to become member to my website?

Jumidshop.wordpress.com: why is this blog allowed to become member to my website?

France 24 : French music icon Charles Aznavour gets star on Hollywood’s ‘Walk of Fame’


French music icon Charles Aznavour gets star on Hollywood’s ‘Walk of Fame’

French icon Charles Aznavour, one of the 20th century’s most prolific entertainers who continues to write and perform at 93, was due to be honored Thursday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170824-french-music-icon-charles-aznavour-star-hollywood-walk-fame

BBC News: Sixteen US staff in Cuba hurt in ‘acoustic attack’


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

Sixteen US staff in Cuba hurt in ‘acoustic attack’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41041216

” Miracle of the Cross at the Bridge of San Lorenzo ” 1500 detail by Italian renaissance painter Gentile Bellini At Galleria dell’Academia in Venice , Italia


” Miracle of the Cross at the Bridge of San Lorenzo ” 1500 detail by Italian renaissance painter Gentile Bellini At Galleria dell’Academia in Venice , Italia

” Façade of Cá d’Oro at the Grand Canal in Venice ” 1421-1443 By Italian early renaissance architect Bon Bartolomeo


” Façade of Cá d’Oro at the Grand Canal in Venice ” 1421-1443 By Italian early renaissance architect Bon Bartolomeo

I am exploring the world…


I am exploring the world...

I am exploring the world…

My Chakra today


My Chakra today

My Chakra today

France 24 : In Ukraine, US defence chief accuses Moscow of seeking to ‘redraw borders by force’


In Ukraine, US defence chief accuses Moscow of seeking to ‘redraw borders by force’

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday the United States was committed to helping Ukraine’s military, and sanctions against Russia would remain in place until Moscow stops supporting rebels and returns Crimea.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170824-usa-defense-secretary-mattis-poroshenko-support-ukraine-visit-return-crimea-russia

Mattis accused Russia of seeking to “redraw international borders” by force and said a new military aid package agreed with Ukraine would help Kiev defend itself. “Mr President, we continue to support Ukraine and remain committed to building the capacity of your armed forces,” Mattis said after meeting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for talks. He said Washington had recently approved delivery of military equipment worth $175 million (148 million euros) to Ukraine that would boost its defence capacities. This brings total non-lethal military aid, which includes radars and uniforms, to $750 million since 2015, although the issue of lethal weaponry is still under consideration, he added. “On the defensive lethal weapons, we are actively reviewing it,” he said. “Defensive weapons are not provocative unless you are an aggressor. And surely Ukraine is not an aggressor.” Kiev has for several years pushed for help with lethal weapons, particularly anti-tank missiles, and the US Senate in 2015 approved a bill that allowed such deliveries. However, the decision was ultimately opposed by the former administration of Barack Obama. Mattis’ visit to Kiev coincided with country festivities for Independence Day. Twenty-four US soldiers participated in the military parade together with Ukrainian troops for the first time in the country’s history. “I am thankful to our American partners, first of all for the effective military aid from the first moments of Russian aggression,” said Poroshenko. “We decided to expand this cooperation.” “Discussing these issues requires silence before the final decision,” Poroshenko added, regarding the supply of lethal weapons. “I can say that as president I am pleased with the discussions.”

BBC News: Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining


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

Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-41033228

Today’s Holiday: St. Bartholomew’s Day


Today’s Holiday:
St. Bartholomew’s Day

St. Bartholomew is the patron saint of beekeepers and honey-makers, and for this reason it was traditional in England for the honey crop to be gathered on August 24. Since the main ingredient in mead—an ancient alcoholic drink that is still made in some parts of England today—is honey, the Blessing of the Mead is also observed on St. Bartholomew’s Day. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Siaka Stevens (1905)


Today’s Birthday:
Siaka Stevens (1905)

Almost immediately after being sworn in as prime minister of Sierra Leone in 1967, Stevens was overthrown in a coup. He was recalled from exile after another coup 13 months later. In 1971, he became the first president of Sierra Leone, and during his tenure he made Sierra Leone a single-party state. His administration was plagued by corruption and economic mismanagement, and despite economic and civil turmoil, he remained in office until his peaceful retirement in 1985. Who succeeded him? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Pete Rose Is Banned from Baseball (1989)


This Day in History:
Pete Rose Is Banned from Baseball (1989)

During his 24-year baseball career, Rose played in more games and got more hits than any player in history. Even so, the onetime Most Valuable Player could not avoid a lifetime ban from the sport after being accused of betting on baseball games—including those of his own team. In return for not having the charges formally proven, Rose accepted the banishment, which rendered him ineligible for induction into baseball’s Hall of Fame. However, he later spent five months in federal prison—for what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Joseph Conrad


Quote of the Day:
Joseph Conrad

When he stepped off the straight and narrow path of his peculiar honesty, it was with an inward assertion of unflinching resolve to fall back again into the monotonous but safe stride of virtue as soon as his little excursion into the wayside quagmires had produced the desired effect. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Chess Boxing


Article of the Day:
Chess Boxing

Chess boxing combines the two titular activities, speed chess and boxing, in a competition that tests participants’ mental agility and physical prowess. Matches consist of as many as 11 alternating four-minute chess sessions and two-minute boxing rounds. A competitor can win by knockout, checkmate, judge’s decision, or if his opponent’s 12 minutes of chess time elapses. The sport, now governed by the World Chess Boxing Organisation, was first envisioned in 1992 by Enki Bilal in what art form? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: Lady Luck


Idiom of the Day:
Lady Luck

The personification of fortune, whether good or bad. (Sometimes spelled in lowercase.) Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: dusky


Word of the Day:
dusky

Definition: (adjective) Characterized by little or inadequate light; shadowy.
Synonyms: twilight, twilit
Usage: I met him on the road one dusky evening, and he insisted on seeing me safely home.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch