Daily Archives: September 21, 2017

My pot with flowers today


My pot with flowers today

My pot with flowers today

Cascada Cailor, Munții Rodnei, Maramureș Foto: Mircea Nechita/La pas prin România


Cascada Cailor, Munții Rodnei, MaramureșFoto: Mircea Nechita/La pas prin România

Cascada Cailor, Munții Rodnei, Maramureș

Foto: Mircea Nechita/La pas prin România

De pe la Breaza Făgăraşului :  Plouă, plouă, plouă …


De pe la Breaza Făgăraşului :  Plouă, plouă, plouă ...

De pe la Breaza Făgăraşului : Plouă, plouă, plouă …

Stephen The Great of Moldavia (1457 – 1504) and Vlad The Impaler of Wallachia (1448,1456 – 1462,1476 – 1477).


Stephen The Great of Moldavia (1457 - 1504) and Vlad The Impaler of Wallachia (1448,1456 - 1462,1476 - 1477).

Stephen The Great of Moldavia (1457 – 1504) and Vlad The Impaler of Wallachia (1448,1456 – 1462,1476 – 1477). Both the Rulers were formidable enemies of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed The Conqueror (1444 – 1446,1451 – 1481). Artist: Andrei Pervukhin

Today’s Holiday: Mali Independence Day


Today’s Holiday:
Mali Independence Day

Mali gained its independence from France on September 22, 1960. As a colony since the 1890s, it was known as French Sudan. In ancient and medieval times Mali had a prominent role in a series of illustrious empires that spanned western Africa. Also known as Republic Day, this is an important national holiday in Mali. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Michael Faraday (1791)


Today’s Birthday:
Michael Faraday (1791)

Despite having little formal education, Faraday is responsible for some of the most significant scientific developments in history. His contributions include discovering electromagnetic induction, inventing the first electric motor and dynamo, developing the devices now known as Faraday cages, demonstrating the relation between electricity and chemical bonding, and discovering the effect of magnetism on light. In the 1850s, he refused—on ethical grounds—to advise the British government on what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Nathan Hale Is Hanged for Spying (1776)


This Day in History:
Nathan Hale Is Hanged for Spying (1776)

A young teacher at the start of the American Revolution, Hale joined the Continental Army and volunteered for the dangerous mission of spying on British forces. The inexperienced 21-year-old managed to penetrate the British lines but was captured and hanged without trial. His last words, reported as, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country,” became a symbol of the Revolutionary spirit. Yet, some question whether these were his exact words. What might he have actually said? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Willa Cather


Quote of the Day:
Willa Cather

Every artist makes himself born. It is very much harder than the other time, and longer. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Gratuitous Umlaut


Article of the Day:
The Gratuitous Umlaut

An umlaut is a diacritical mark consisting of two dots placed over a letter to alter pronunciation. However, the so-called “heavy metal umlaut” is used in the names of bands, such as Mötley Crüe and Motörhead, not to change pronunciation, but to evoke the stereotypes of boldness and strength commonly attributed to peoples whose languages incorporate such marks. It has since been widely parodied, including in the mockumentary This Is Spin¨al Tap. Which band first used a gratuitous umlaut? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: legal eagle


Idiom of the Day:
legal eagle

An especially clever, aggressive, or skillful attorney. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: valiant


Word of the Day:
valiant

Definition: (adjective) Having or showing valor.
Synonyms: valorous
Usage: The hostages made a valiant attempt to overtake their captors and paid dearly for their bravery.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Evidence Emerging That New Sanctions on North Korea Are Working


http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2300800-evidence-emerging-that-new-sanctions-on-north-korea-are-working/

Donald Trump despre problema refugiatilor si a emigrantilor


http://wp.me/p967Ma-dX

France 24 :   Teenager is sixth person arrested in London Tube attack


Teenager is sixth person arrested in London Tube attack

British police have arrested a sixth person in connection with last week’s attack on a London subway train.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170921-police-arrest-sixth-person-over-parsons-green-london-tube-explosion

Detectives arrested a 17-year-old under the Terrorism Act early Thursday in southLondon. A search of the property where he was found is underway.

Commander Dean Haydon, head of the Metropolitan Police Service’s Counter Terrorism Command, says a “significant amount of activity” has taken place since ahomemade bomb partially detonatedduring the Friday morning rush hour, injuring 30 people. The attack sparked a manhunt for the perpetrators and prompted the government to briefly raise the national terrorism threat to the highest level.

Detectives on Tuesday arrested three menat two addresses in Newport, Wales. An 18-year-old refugee from Iraq and a 21-year-old from Syria, who were arrested previously, remain in custody.

(AP)

France 24 : Iraq begins offensive to retake Islamic State group stronghold Hawija


Iraq begins offensive to retake Islamic State group stronghold Hawija

Iraq is to begin an offensive to retake Hawija, one of two remaining bastions of the Islamic State group in the country, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Thursday.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170921-iraq-begins-offensive-retake-islamic-state-group-stronghold-hawija

“At the dawn of a new day, we announce the launch of the first stage of the liberation of Hawija, in accordance with our commitment to our people to liberate all Iraqi territory and eradicate groups that support terror,” a statement said.

(AFP)

BBC News: North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions


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

North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41354664