Daily Archives: October 20, 2017

Gospel of the Day – Luke 12:8-12


Gospel of the Day - Luke 12:8-12

Gospel of the Day – Luke 12:8-12

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I tell you,
everyone who acknowledges me before others
the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God.
But whoever denies me before others
will be denied before the angels of God.

“Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven,
but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit
will not be forgiven.
When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities,
do not worry about how or what your defense will be
or about what you are to say.
For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.”

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Today’s Holiday: Bridge Day


Today’s Holiday:
Bridge Day

Bridge Day is both a celebration of the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, West Virginia, and a day of bliss for daredevils. The bridge, completed in 1977, is the world’s longest steel-arch span and is the second highest bridge in the nation. Its arch span is 1,700 feet, with a rise of 360 feet, putting it 876 feet above the New River Gorge National River. On Bridge Day, celebrated since 1980, parachutists jump from the bridge onto the river’s banks below. The less bold walk over the bridge. About 200 vendors offer food, crafts, and souvenirs for sale. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie (1917)


Today’s Birthday:
John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie (1917)

Considered one of the main innovators of bebop along with Charlie Parker, Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. His virtuosity and comic wit—in addition to his trademark puffed cheeks and 45-degree upturned trumpet bell—made him one of the most charismatic and influential musicians in jazz. Gillespie was once struck by a car while riding his bicycle. Though he was injured only slightly, a jury awarded him $1,000 because he could no longer do what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Siad Barre Leads Coup to Become President of Somalia (1969)


This Day in History:
Siad Barre Leads Coup to Become President of Somalia (1969)

Following the assassination of Somalia’s president in 1969, a military coup installed Major General Mohamed Siad Barre as leader. His dictatorial administration was marked by human rights abuses and civil strife. Though he sought to end pervasive clan loyalties, warfare among rival factions intensified. In 1991, he was ousted. The country plunged into a civil war and has had no effective central government since. How did Siad Barre’s regime terrorize the Majeerteen clan in particular? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Jane Austen


Quote of the Day:
Jane Austen

An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Pyramid of the Magician


Article of the Day:
The Pyramid of the Magician

The central structure in the ancient Mayan complex of Uxmal, Mexico, the Pyramid of the Magician is a step pyramid that was begun in the 6th century and expanded over the next 400 years. At the time, new temple pyramids were commonly built atop older ones, and this pyramid is the result of five nested temples. With its rounded sides, considerable height, steep slope, and elliptical base, the structure represents the pinnacle of late Maya art and architecture. How did it get its mysterious name? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: the lion’s den


Idiom of the Day:
the lion’s den

A particularly dangerous, hostile, or oppressive place or situation, especially due to an angry or sinister person or group of people within it. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: meanly


Word of the Day:
meanly

Definition: (adverb) In a miserly manner.
Synonyms: humbly
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Learn about the components of the breath and how it affects the mind and the body. Allison breaks down the muscles used for proper breathing; which results in improved oxygenation, digestion, and stress reduction. In addition, she provides easy techniques to remedy health ailments through the breath. This information is of paramount importance because most people are breathing improperly and as a result, their health is suffering.

Short, shallow chest breathing results in:

  • neck and shoulder tension
  • reduced oxygen in the body
  • digestive ailments
  • anxiety
  • stress
  • increased heart rate
  • high blood pressure

By learning to breathe into the belly instead of the chest, we can remedy all of these ailments.

Many of us spend the majority of our lives breathing short and shallow from our chests, instead of breathing deep from our bellies. This can cause a variety of issues, including anxiety and digestive issues. When we breathe from our belly, we calm the nervous system, allowing our minds to become focused and calm.

When we don’t breathe deeply, we stay in a state of” fight or flight” all day long. This is our body’s response to stress. The “fight or flight” state is one of total distress, and is useful if we are being chased by a tiger or running for our lives, but to have this feeling all throughout our day can be extremely detrimental to our health.

Use this practice to train yourself to stay conscious of your breath throughout your day. You will be amazed at the results!!

Stay tuned for detailed breath practices with Allison and Katie to reduce stress and create a calm, clear mind!

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Puente Hills Habitat: The goats are making progress!


The goats are making progress! All the golden dry vegetation was non-native invasive weeds, like mustards and thistles. The goats are helping us prepare this area for revegetation with native coastal sage scrub plants which are key habitat for several birds species in the Preserve.

Henri Fantin-Latour, Pivoines, 1876


Henri Fantin-Latour, Pivoines, 1876

Henri Fantin-Latour, Pivoines, 1876

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Pollution linked to nine million deaths a year worldwide – France 24


http://m.france24.com/en/20171020-pollution-responsible-9-million-deaths-one-year

Article text by NEWS WIRES

Pollution claimed the lives of nine million people in 2015, one in every six deaths that year, according to a report published on Friday.

Almost all the deaths, 92 percent, happened in low- and middle-income countries, it said, with air pollution the main culprit, felling 6.5 million people.

Almost half of the total toll came from just two countries — India and China — researchers reported in The Lancet medical journal.

In rapidly-industrialising countries such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Madagascar and Kenya, pollution can account for as many as one in four deaths, they added.

“Pollution and related diseases most often affect the world’s poor and powerless, and victims are often the vulnerable and the voiceless,” said co-author Karti Sandilya of Pure Earth, an anti-pollution NGO.

“As a result, pollution threatens fundamental human rights, such as the right to life, health, wellbeing, safe work, as well as protections of children and the most vulnerable.”

With global welfare losses of about $4.6 trillion (3.9 trillion euros) per year, the economic cost of pollution-related deaths and disease is also concentrated in the developing world.

“Proportionally, low-income countries pay 8.3 percent of their gross national income to pollution-related death and disease, while high-income countries pay 4.5 percent,” said the researchers.

WORLD BANK SAYS ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS PUSHED 26 MILLION INTO POVERTY EACH YEAR

Aside from outright poisoning, pollution causes an array of deadly ailments such as heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The deadliest form, responsible for more than two-thirds of deaths, was air pollution, they added.

Call to action

This includes outdoor pollution from factory and car emissions, and indoor pollution from wood, charcoal, coal, dung or crop waste being burnt for heating and cooking.

After water pollution in second place with 1.8 million deaths, “workplace pollution including exposure to toxins and carcinogens was linked to 0.8 million deaths,” said the report.

These included the lung disease pneumoconiosis in coal workers, bladder cancer in dye workers, and asbestosis and lung cancer in workers exposed to asbestos.

“Lead pollution was linked to 0.5 million deaths that resulted from high blood pressure, renal failure and cardiovascular disease,” said the report.

>> Read more: France to ban diesel and petrol fuel and vehicle sales by 2040

In a separate comment, The Lancet editors Pamela Das and Richard Horton said the report came at a “worrisome time, when the US government’s Environmental Protection Agency, headed by Scott Pruitt, is undermining established environmental regulations.”

The latest findings, they added, should serve as a “call to action”.

“Pollution is a winnable battle…. Current and future generations deserve a pollution-free world,” the pair wrote.

Pruitt announced this month the US would pull out of former president Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

There was some good news in the report too.

Deaths due to water and household air pollution dropped from 5.9 million in 1990 to 4.2 million in 2015, said the report authors, as poor countries became richer.

On the other hand, deaths from pollution associated with industrial development — such as outdoor air pollution, chemical and soil pollution, increased from 4.3 million to 5.5 million over the same period.

(AFP)

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Word of the Day: chunky


Word of the Day:
chunky

Definition: (adjective) Short and thick; stocky.
Synonyms: low-set, squat, squatty, stumpy, dumpy
Usage: But there was a trio involved in this remarkable friendship, and the third was short, and fat, and chunky, and lazy, and, loath to say, it was I.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Texas Rose Festival


Today’s Holiday:
Texas Rose Festival

This annual tribute to roses is held in Tyler, Texas, the center of the region that produces more than a third of the field-grown roses in the United States. Tyler’s Municipal Rose Garden, one of the largest rose gardens in the country, covers 14 acres and has some 30,000 rose bushes. They blossom among pines, fountains, gazebos, and archways. The festival features the coronation of a Rose Queen, a rose show, a parade of floats decorated with roses, and tours of the rose gardens. There are also arts and crafts shows, a square-dance festival, and a symphony concert. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Pauline Bonaparte (1780)


Today’s Birthday:
Pauline Bonaparte (1780)

A woman of great beauty and considerable scandal, Pauline Bonaparte was Napoleon’s favorite sister. She accompanied her first husband on an expedition to subdue Haiti, but he failed and died of yellow fever. Pauline then married a Roman nobleman, but she soon tired of him and returned to Paris, where her scandalous conduct earned her a reputation. Pauline was the only one of Napoleon’s siblings to come to his aid when he was exiled to Elba, despite having incurred his disfavor for what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Saturday Night Massacre (1973)


This Day in History:
The Saturday Night Massacre (1973)

While investigating the Watergate scandal, special prosecutor Archibald Cox subpoenaed audiotapes of conversations implicating US President Richard Nixon in a cover-up of a burglary of the Democratic headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. Nixon refused to produce the tapes and ordered the US attorney general and his deputy to fire Cox. On the same Saturday, both men resigned in protest, and public outcry eventually forced Nixon to surrender the tapes. What happened to Cox? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Virginia Woolf


Quote of the Day:
Virginia Woolf

On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: a line in the sand


Idiom of the Day:
a line in the sand

A figurative boundary that someone or some group refuses to cross or beyond which no further advance or compromise is accepted. (Used especially in the phrase “draw a line in the sand.”) Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Virtual Retinal Display


Article of the Day:
Virtual Retinal Display

Newly developed virtual retinal display (VRD) technology allows devices to project a graphical display directly onto a user’s retina, creating the impression that the display is hovering in space in front of him. In the past, similar systems, which often came in the form of large sunglasses, simply projected images onto a small “screen” in front of the user’s eye. Only recently have a number of developments made a true VRD system practical. What applications could VRDs have? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch