Daily Archives: September 23, 2017

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BBC News: Rubens’ Duke of Buckingham ‘found’ after 400 years


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Rubens’ Duke of Buckingham ‘found’ after 400 years – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41373007

BBC News: Six injured in east London ‘acid attack’


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Six injured in east London ‘acid attack’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41376150

19th century (From Wikipedia)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/19th_century?wprov=sfla1

Napoleon accepts the surrender of Madrid, 4 December 1808

Napoleon accepts the surrender of Madrid, 4 December 1808.

The 19th century (1 January 1801 – 31 December 1900) was the century marked by the collapse of the Spanish, Napoleonic, Holy Roman and Mughal empires. This paved the way for the growing influence of the British Empire, the Russian Empire, the United States, the German Empire, the French colonial empire and Meiji Japan, with the British boasting unchallenged dominance after 1815. After the defeat of the French Empire and its allies in the Napoleonic Wars, the British and Russian empires expanded greatly, becoming the world’s leading powers. The Russian Empire expanded in central and far eastern Asia. The British Empire grew rapidly in the first half of the century, especially with the expansion of vast territories in Canada, Australia, South Africa and heavily populated India, and in the last two decades of the century in Africa. By the end of the century, the British Empire controlled a fifth of the world’s land and one quarter of the world’s population. During the post-Napoleonic era, it enforced what became known as the Pax Britannica, which had ushered in unprecedented globalisation, industrialisation, and economic integration on a massive scale.

For other uses, see 19th century (disambiguation).

Literary Hall


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literary_Hall?wprov=sfla1

Literary Hall (1870) is a 19th century brick edifice located at the corner of Main (U.S. Route 50) and High (West Virginia Route 28) Streets in Romney in the U.S. state of West Virginia.

Literary Hall (1870) is a 19th century brick edifice located at the corner of Main (U.S. Route 50) and High (West Virginia Route 28) Streets in Romney in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Literary Hall formerly served as the meeting place for the Romney Literary Society.

Mi piace quando un fiore o un ciuffo d’erba cresce attraverso una fessura nel calcestruzzo. È così fottutamente eroico. G. Carlin


Mi piace quando un fiore o un ciuffo d'erba cresce attraverso una fessura nel calcestruzzo. È così fottutamente eroico.G. Carlin

Mi piace quando un fiore o un ciuffo d’erba cresce attraverso una fessura nel calcestruzzo. È così fottutamente eroico.

G. Carlin

Le Moulin de la Galette by Vincent van Gogh


Le Moulin de la Galette by Vincent van Gogh

Le Moulin de la Galette by Vincent van Gogh

El Greco(1541-1614) Penitent Mary Magdalene 1577 Oil on canvas 121x157cm


El Greco(1541-1614)Penitent Mary Magdalene1577Oil on canvas121x157cm

El Greco(1541-1614)
Penitent Mary Magdalene
1577
Oil on canvas
121x157cm

A venit toamna și la Râșnov! © imagine: Fotografia în viziunea lui COMŞA Bogdan


A venit toamna și la Râșnov!© imagine: Fotografia în viziunea lui COMŞA Bogdan

A venit toamna și la Râșnov!

© imagine: Fotografia în viziunea lui COMŞA Bogdan

În ce credem noi creştinii!


În ce credem noi creştinii!

Sarah F. Adams, Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr. p 1841

( Psalm 42:2; Genesis 28:11-13)
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.

Refrain:
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
Darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
Yet in my dreams I’d be nearer, my God, to Thee.
There let the way appear, steps unto Heav’n;
All that Thou sendest me, in mercy giv’n;
Angels to beckon me nearer, my God, to Thee.
Then, with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise;
So by my woes to be nearer, my God, to Thee.
Or, if on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I’ll fly,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.
There in my Father’s home, safe and at rest,
There in my Savior’s love, perfectly blest;
Age after age to be nearer, my God, to Thee.

When autumn catches up with you and winter is around the corner: Happy 1st day of Autumn. Fall colors dominate the sunrise. Photo taken in Boynton Beach,FL


When autumn catches up with you and winter is around the corner:  Happy 1st day of Autumn.  Fall colors dominate the sunrise.Photo taken in Boynton Beach,FL

When autumn catches up with you and winter is around the corner:

Happy 1st day of Autumn. Fall colors dominate the sunrise.

Photo taken in Boynton Beach,FL

The mold into which we were cast: Watch “Titanic – Nearer My God To Thee (Full Version)” on YouTube


Sarah F. Adams, Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr. p 1841

( Psalm 42:2; Genesis 28:11-13)

  1. Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
    E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
    Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.

    • Refrain:
      Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
  2. Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
    Darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
    Yet in my dreams I’d be nearer, my God, to Thee.
  3. There let the way appear, steps unto Heav’n;
    All that Thou sendest me, in mercy giv’n;
    Angels to beckon me nearer, my God, to Thee.
  4. Then, with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise,
    Out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise;
    So by my woes to be nearer, my God, to Thee.
  5. Or, if on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
    Sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I’ll fly,
    Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.
  6. There in my Father’s home, safe and at rest,
    There in my Savior’s love, perfectly blest;
    Age after age to be nearer, my God, to Thee.

Everliving music : Watch “Borodin – Prince Igor, Polovtsian Dances, Половецкие пляски, Tańce Połowieckie” on YouTube


Everliving music : Watch “Borodin, In the Steppes of Central Asia, Polovtsian dances (Svetlanov)” on YouTube


Everliving music : Watch “Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia – Svetlanov “In Central Asia” by State Academic Symphony Orch” on YouTube


France 24 :  Video: In the ruins of Mosul’s old city


Video: In the ruins of Mosul’s old city

With the battle for Mosul over FRANCE 24’s James André reports from Iraq’s second city, left in ruins after months of gruelling fighting between IS group fighters and government forces.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170922-video-ruins-mosuls-old-city

More than two months have passed since Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadideclared victory in Mosul, yet life in Iraq’snorthern city is still far from normal. Schools are closed, water is scarce, and the rubble left by months of fighting still litters the streets.

Heavy bombing was used to combat the jihadist fighters, and though successful it has left much of Mosul unimpenetrable: in areas like the old city residents need special permission to access their old homes and property.

In this video James André reports on a city whose fight against the IS group may be over, but that faces a battle to rebuild which has barely begun.

Click on the player above to watch the report.

France 24 :   Israel says Iran missile test a ‘provocation’


Israel says Iran missile test a ‘provocation’

http://www.france24.com/en/20170923-israel-says-iran-missile-test-provocation

Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Saturday denounced Iran’s testing of a medium-range missile as a “provocation” and said it was proof of Tehran’s ambition to become a world power.

Iran on Saturday said it had successfully tested a missile with a range of 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles) and that can carry multiple warheads, in defiance of US warnings.

“The ballistic missile which Iran fired is a provocation of the United States and its allies, including Israel,” Lieberman said in a statement.

“It is also a means to test our reactions as well as new proof of Iran’s ambition to become a world power in order to threaten the countries of the Middle East and democratic states around the world.”

The test comes at the end of a heated week of diplomacy at the UN General Assembly, where both the United States and Israel denounced Iran and its nuclear deal with six world powers.

US President Donald Trump accused Iran of destabilising the Middle East, calling it a “rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and chaos”.

The American president also threatened to bin the 2015 nuclear accord, saying Iran is developing missiles that could be used to deliver a nuclear warhead.

Echoing him, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said since the deal Iran has been “like a hungry tiger unleashed, not joining the community of nations but devouring nations one after the other”.

Netanyahu vowed to fight what he described as “an Iranian curtain” descending on the Middle East, and pledged to prevent Iran from producing any weapons that could hit Israel.

“Those who threaten us with annihilation put themselves in mortal peril. Israel will defend itself with the full force of our arms and the full power of our convictions,” Netanyahu said at the UN.

UN inspectors say Iran has fulfilled its commitments to give up its nuclear activities under the agreement, which was reached with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany.

Iran says all of its missiles are designed to carry conventional warheads only, and has limited their range to a maximum of 2,000 kilometres, although commanders say they have the technology to fly further.

That makes them only medium-range but still sufficient to reach Israel or US bases in the Gulf.

BBC News: US bombers stage N Korea show of force


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

US bombers stage N Korea show of force – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41375302

BBC News: US bombers stage N Korea show of force


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

US bombers stage N Korea show of force – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41375302

Todoran Florin: Tărâmul de vis…#fotografhaihui


Tărâmul de vis...

Tărâmul de vis…

Făgăraș Mountains


Făgăraș Mountains

Făgăraș Mountains

My Chakra today


My Chakra today

My Chakra today

Anywhere USA


Anywhere USA

Anywhere USA

Everliving music : Watch “Antonín Dvořák CZECH SUITE in D major Op.39, Jakub Hrůša” on YouTube


Everliving music : Watch “Rachmaninov/Respighi: 5 Études-tableaux (P. 160) (1930)” on YouTube


A prayer like no other ever asked: Watch “Antony: “If It Be Your Will” (RIP MY BARD!)” on YouTube


For a Saturday night: Watch “Leonard Cohen – 11 – Tonight Will Be Fine (Berlin 1974) [with lyrics]” on YouTube


History is…history: Watch “The origin and history of Unchained Melody” on YouTube


Watch “The Platters Unchained Melody” on YouTube


Watch “The Platters Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” on YouTube


Watch “The Platters – The Great Pretender – HD (1955)” on YouTube


Watch “Little Anthony “Tears on My Pillow”” on YouTube


Why Obama-rama was wrong::: France 24 :  Iran tests new ballistic missile in defiance of Trump


Iran tests new ballistic missile in defiance of Trump

Iran has successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) which it displayed at a military parade on Friday, state media reported on Saturday.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170923-iran-rouhani-usa-donald-trump-ballistic-missile-nuclear-united-nations

The test-firing of the Khorramshahr missile, which Iran said could carry several warheads, is likely to raise concerns in Washington.

State broadcaster IRIB carried footage of the missile test without giving its time and location, including video from an on-board camera which it said showed the detachment of the cone that carries multiple warheads.

“You are seeing images of the successful test of the Khorramshahr ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km, the latest missile of our country,” state television said.

“This is the third Iranian missile with a range of 2,000 km,” it added.

The Khorramshahr missile was first displayed at a military parade on Friday, where President Hassan Rouhani said Iran would strengthen its missile capabilities without seeking any country’s permission.

At the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday,Trump said Iran was building its missile capability and accused it of exporting violence to Yemen, Syria and other parts of the Middle East.

He also criticised the 2015 pact that theUnited States and other world powers struck with Iran under which Tehran agreed to restrict its nuclear programme in return for relief from economic sanctions.

The United States has imposed unilateral sanctions against Iran, saying Tehran’s ballistic missile tests violated a U.N. resolution that endorsed the nuclear deal and called on Tehran not to undertake activities related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.

Iran denies its missile development breaches the resolution, saying the missiles are not designed to carry nuclear weapons.

(REUTERS)

BBC News: China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade


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China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41370722

BBC News: Trump rails against Republican Obamacare rebels


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Trump rails against Republican Obamacare rebels – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41371791

BBC News: North Korea: Tremor detected near weapon test site


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North Korea: Tremor detected near weapon test site – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41371867

Obama- rama fallout : News: Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure


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Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-41371309

Today’s Holiday: Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Faire


Today’s Holiday:
Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Faire

In 1919, the Candy Dance began in the town of Genoa, in northern Nevada, as a way to raise funds to install street lights. This soon became a popular event, attracting dancers from Reno and Carson City to join the fun. More than two tons of candy are now consumed during the dance weekend. In the 1970s, an arts and crafts fair was added to the two-day event. Activities for children include candle-making, face-painting, and tattoos. The Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Faire, as it is now officially known, provides a substantial part of Genoa’s annual operating budget. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: John Coltrane (1926)


Today’s Birthday:
John Coltrane (1926)

Coltrane was an influential American jazz saxophonist and composer. He worked with numerous big bands before emerging in the 1950s as a major stylist while playing with Miles Davis. His playing exhibited a dazzling technical brilliance as well as ardent emotion. Coltrane made a number of influential recordings, among them the 1960s classics My Favorite Things and A Love Supreme. He was deeply spiritual and interested in all religions. What church made him a saint after his death? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Lewis and Clark


This Day in History:
The Lewis and Clark

Expedition Returns (1806)
In May 1804, about 40 men left St. Louis, Missouri, and headed west on an expedition initiated by US President Thomas Jefferson to search out an overland route to the Pacific Ocean, make contact with indigenous peoples, and survey the new Louisiana Purchase. More than two years later, the party returned to great acclaim. Their journey had an incalculable effect on the history of the American West. Who accompanied the explorers and helped them negotiate with the Native Americans they encountered? 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

Pyrrhus, when his friends congratulated to him his victory over the Romans under Fabricius, but with great slaughter of his own side, said to them again, “Yes; but if we have such another victory, we are undone.” More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Namaste


Article of the Day:
Namaste

One of the few Sanskrit words commonly recognized by non-Hindi speakers, namaste is an Indian gesture, greeting, and parting phrase. Derived from a Sanskrit phrase literally meaning “I bow to you,” namaste is universally accepted in India and Nepal by Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, and Christians. When said to another person, it is commonly accompanied by a slight bow made with the hands held together in front of the chest. What is indicated by placing one’s hands entirely above the head? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: a legend in (one’s) own lifetime


Idiom of the Day:
a legend in (one’s) own lifetime

A person who has an extraordinary level of fame or reputation while he or she is : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: arbiter


Word of the Day:
arbiter

Definition: (noun) One chosen or appointed to judge or decide a disputed issue.
Synonyms: arbitrator, umpire
Usage: In peace, from their want of confidence in each other, they will entrust the guardianship of the state to mercenaries and their general, who will be an arbiter between them.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Giorgio Vasari’s Last Judgement, located beneath the dome of the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower. Florence, Italy.


Giorgio Vasari's Last Judgement, located beneath the dome of the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower. Florence, Italy.

Giorgio Vasari’s Last Judgement, located beneath the dome of the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower. Florence, Italy.

” The Visconti Book of Hours ” after 1430 by Unknown Italian Renaissance painter and Miniaturist ( active in Milan 1430-1465 )


” The Visconti Book of Hours ” after 1430 by Unknown Italian Renaissance painter and Miniaturist ( active in Milan 1430-1465 )

Cardinal kisses


Cardinal kisses

Cardinal kisses

Cucamonga Peak (aka that place where everyone stands on the little rock cliff and looks like they’re floating over the city) is a challenging, relentless climb to stunning views: http://bit.ly/2kQQ8vT


Cucamonga Peak (aka that place where everyone stands on the little rock cliff and looks like they're floating over the city) is a challenging, relentless climb to stunning views: http://bit.ly/2kQQ8vT

Cucamonga Peak (aka that place where everyone stands on the little rock cliff and looks like they’re floating over the city) is a challenging, relentless climb to stunning views:

http://bit.ly/2kQQ8vT

Goya “The Conjuration”


Goya

Goya “The Conjuration”

Toamna este pictorul culorilor ce ne fac viața frumoasă. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPn0KFlbqX8


Toamna este pictorul culorilor ce ne fac viața frumoasă.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPn0KFlbqX8

Toamna este pictorul culorilor ce ne fac viața frumoasă.