Daily Archives: November 8, 2017

Today’s Holiday: Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran


Today’s Holiday:
Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran

This Roman Catholic observance commemorates Pope Sylvester’s consecration of the Basilica of the Most Holy Savior, commonly known as St. John Lateran, in Rome on November 9, 324. Churches as they are known today—that is, buildings set apart as places of worship—did not exist for the first two centuries of the Christian era; believers gathered in each other’s homes. Thus, the pope’s public dedication of this church at the beginning of the fourth century was a first in Christianity and merited a special celebration. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Ivan Sergeyevich Turgeniev (1818)


Today’s Birthday:
Ivan Sergeyevich Turgeniev (1818)

Considered one of the foremost Russian novelists and dramatists, Turgenev became known for his realistic, affectionate portrayals of Russian peasantry as well as for his penetrating studies of the intelligentsia. His works, which include the controversial masterpiece Fathers and Sons, are thought to have influenced the end of serfdom in Russia. His rocky friendship with Leo Tolstoy included a 17-year period during which the men did not speak to each other after Tolstoy did what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Bosnian War: 427-Year-Old Stari Most Destroyed (1993)


This Day in History:
Bosnian War: 427-Year-Old Stari Most Destroyed (1993)

Arching high above the Neretva River, the Stari Most—or “Old Bridge”—was a 16th-century bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the greatest architectural works of its time. Despite being of little strategic value, it was shelled during wartime by Croat forces. After the war, it was carefully rebuilt as close to its original dimensions as possible. Divers were even brought in to recover materials that had fallen into the river. What dangerous competition is held on the bridge each summer? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: George Eliot


Quote of the Day:
George Eliot

I at least have so much to do in unraveling certain human lots, and seeing how they were woven and interwoven, that all the light I can command must be concentrated on this particular web, and not dispersed over that tempting range of relevancies called the universe. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Serge Voronoff


Article of the Day:
Serge Voronoff

Voronoff was a French surgeon notorious for transplanting glandular tissue from monkeys into humans in the 1920s and 30s in an attempt to slow and reverse the aging process. By the early 1930s, thousands of men around the world had been treated with Voronoff’s “rejuvenation” technique, but his popularity waned when it became clear that the procedure did not produce the desired results. What notorious experiment conducted by Voronoff inspired the novel Nora, the Monkey Turned Woman? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: have (one’s) heart on (one’s) sleeve


Idiom of the Day:
have (one’s) heart on (one’s) sleeve

To openly display or make known one’s emotions or sentiments. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: scopolamine


Word of the Day:
scopolamine

Definition: (noun) A thick, syrupy, colorless alkaloid, C17H21NO4, extracted from plants such as henbane and used primarily as a mydriatic and sedative, and to treat nausea and prevent motion sickness.
Synonyms: hyoscine
Usage: At the conclusion of the surgical procedure, the doctor applied a transdermal scopolamine patch to the patient to prevent postoperative nausea.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg – Statens Museum for Kunst KMS124. Udsigt ved Pont Royal fra Quai Voltaire i Paris (1812)


Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg – Statens Museum for Kunst KMS124. Udsigt ved Pont Royal fra Quai Voltaire i Paris (1812)

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg – Statens Museum for Kunst KMS124. Udsigt ved Pont Royal fra Quai Voltaire i Paris (1812)

Share if you agree


Share if you agree

Watch “Il Volo – Grande Amore (Italy) – LIVE at Eurovision 2015 Grand Final” on YouTube


Watch “Il Volo – Turandot: Nessun Dorma” on YouTube


 PUFFIN National Geographic Magazine: “While photographing on a remote island in Scotland, photographer Sunil Gopalan captured…


PUFFIN

National Geographic Magazine: “While photographing on a remote island in Scotland, photographer Sunil Gopalan captured the moment an Atlantic puffin returned from the sea with a mouthful of fish.”

Watch “Mack the Knife by Louis Armstrong” on YouTube


Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear
And it shows them pearly white
Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe
And he keeps it, ah, out of sight
Ya know when that shark bites with his teeth, babe
Scarlet billows start to spread
Fancy gloves, oh, wears old MacHeath, babe
So there’s never, never a trace of red

Now on the sidewalk, huh, huh, whoo sunny morning, un huh
Lies a body just oozin’ life, eek
And someone’s sneakin’ ’round the corner
Could that someone be Mack the Knife?

There’s a tugboat, huh, huh, down by the river dontcha know
Where a cement bag’s just a drooppin’ on down
Oh, that cement is just, it’s there for the weight, dear
Five’ll get ya ten old Macky’s back in town
Now did ja hear ’bout Louie Miller? He disappeared, babe
After drawin’ out all his hard-earned cash
And now MacHeath spends just like a sailor
Could it be our boy’s done somethin’ rash?

Now Jenny Diver, ho, ho, yeah, Sukey Tawdry
Ooh, Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
Oh, the line forms on the right, babe
Now that Macky’s back in town

I said Jenny Diver, whoa, Sukey Tawdry
Look out to Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
Yes, that line forms on the right, babe
Now that Macky’s back in town
Look out, old Macky’s back!!

Watch “Sophie Zelmani – Stay with my heart” on YouTube


Paintings – Igor Mudrov

Lyrics:
Fell in love with my lover in the morning
Or may be I fell long before you
Now I wonder what lovers are missing
And how the name seems to me passing through

It’s so sad but maybe you’re self-caused trouble
Perhaps I’ve been sad longer than you
I might have been fooling my lover
You have always been so much more to me

Ain’t got the heart baby
I ain’t got the heart
Go with the morning
I’ll stay with my heart

I ain’t got the heart baby
I ain’t got the heart
Go with the morning
I’ll stay with my heart
Stay with my heart

You know I was sent for that morning
Or maybe it just was the night that threw me out

I ain’t got the heart baby
I ain’t got the heart
Go with the morning
I’ll stay with my heart

I ain’t got the heart
I ain’t got the heart
Go with the morning
I’ll stay with my heart
I’ll stay with my heart
I’ll stay with my heart

Watch “Ioan Luchian Mihalea ZAMFIRA” on YouTube


Lavinia Fontana | Portrait


Lavinia Fontana | Portrait

Lavinia Fontana | Portrait

Watch “It Ain’t Me – Lindsey Stirling and KHS (Selena Gomez & Kygo Cover)” on YouTube


November 07, 2017 National Day for the Victims of Communism @euzicasa


November 07, 2017

National Day for the Victims of Communism

@euzicasa

Watch “Abba – Fernando” on YouTube


National Day for the Victims of Communism | whitehouse.gov


https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/11/07/national-day-victims-communism

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

November 07, 2017

National Day for the Victims of Communism

Today, the National Day for the Victims of Communism, marks 100 years since the Bolshevik Revolution took place in Russia. The Bolshevik Revolution gave rise to the Soviet Union and its dark decades of oppressive communism, a political philosophy incompatible with liberty, prosperity, and the dignity of human life.

Over the past century, communist totalitarian regimes around the world have killed more than 100 million people and subjected countless more to exploitation, violence, and untold devastation. These movements, under the false pretense of liberation, systematically robbed innocent people of their God-given rights of free worship, freedom of association, and countless other rights we hold sacrosanct. Citizens yearning for freedom were subjugated by the state through the use of coercion, violence, and fear.

Today, we remember those who have died and all who continue to suffer under communism. In their memory and in honor of the indomitable spirit of those who have fought courageously to spread freedom and opportunity around the world, our Nation reaffirms its steadfast resolve to shine the light of liberty for all who yearn for a brighter, freer future.

Kristen Ritter: NY # bonfirethebook



Kristen Ritter: NY # bonfirethebook

Kristen Ritter: NY # bonfirethebook

Bridgit Mendler – Atlantis (Argøsmusik X Cogent Remix) – SoundCloud


Listen to Bridgit Mendler – Atlantis (Argøsmusik X Cogent Remix) by Argøsmusik #np on #SoundCloud

Pour toi mon Amour, by Jacques Prevert – SoundCloud


Listen to Pour toi mon Amour, by Jacques Prevert by georgebost #np on #SoundCloud

Honey Soundsystem Boiler Room London DJ Set – SoundCloud


Listen to Honey Soundsystem Boiler Room London DJ Set by BOILER ROOM #np on #SoundCloud

Watch “The most Romantic Music by Antonin Dvorak. American Suite in A, opus 98b.” on YouTube


Antonín Leopold Dvořák ( d(ə)-VOR-zha(h)k; Czech: [ˈantoɲiːn ˈlɛopolt ˈdvor̝aːk]; 8 September 1841 – 1 May 1904) was a Czech composer. After Bedřich Smetana, he was the second Czech composer to achieve worldwide recognition. Following Smetana’s nationalist example, Dvořák frequently employed aspects, specifically rhythms, of the folk music of Moravia and his native Bohemia. Dvořák’s own style has been described as “the fullest recreation of a national idiom with that of the symphonic tradition, absorbing folk influences and finding effective ways of using them.”

“Dvořák” redirects here. For other uses, see Dvořák (disambiguation).

Antonín Dvořák
Dvořák displayed his musical gifts at an early age, being an apt violin student from age six. The first public performances of his works were in Prague in 1872 and, with special success, in 1873, when he was aged 31. Seeking recognition beyond the Prague area, he first submitted a score of his First Symphony to a prize competition in Germany, but he did not win, and the manuscript, not returned, was lost until rediscovered many decades later. Then in 1874 he first made a submission for the Austrian State Prize for Composition, including scores of two further symphonies and other works. Although Dvořák was not aware of it, Johannes Brahms was the leading member of the jury and was highly impressed. The prize was awarded to Dvořák for 1874 and again in 1876 and in 1877, when Brahms and the prominent critic Eduard Hanslick, also a member of the jury, made themselves known to him. Brahms recommended Dvořák to his publisher, Simrock, who soon afterward commissioned what became the Slavonic Dances, Op. 46. These were highly praised by the Berlin music critic Louis Ehlert in 1878, the sheet music (of the original piano 4-hands version) had excellent sales, and Dvořák’s international reputation at last was launched.

Dvořák’s first piece of a religious nature, his setting of Stabat Mater, was premiered in Prague in 1880. It was very successfully performed in London in 1883, leading to many other performances in the United Kingdom and United States. In his career, Dvořák made nine invited visits to England, often conducting performances of his own works. His Seventh Symphony was written for London. Visiting Russia in March 1890, he conducted concerts of his own music in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. In 1891 Dvořák was appointed as a professor at the Prague Conservatory. In 1890–91, he wrote his Dumky Trio, one of his most successful chamber music pieces. In 1892, Dvořák moved to the United States and became the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America in New York City. While in the United States, Dvořák wrote his two most successful orchestral works. The Symphony From the New World spread his reputation worldwide. His Cello Concerto is one of the most highly regarded of all cello concerti. Also, he wrote his American String Quartet, his most appreciated piece of chamber music. But shortfalls in payment of his salary, along with increasing recognition in Europe and an onset of homesickness, led him to leave the United States in 1895 and return to Bohemia.

Dvořák’s nine operas other than his first, Alfred, have librettos in Czech and were intended to convey Czech national spirit, as were some of his choral works. By far the most successful of the operas is Rusalka. Among his smaller works, the seventh Humoresque and the song “Songs My Mother Taught Me” are also widely performed and recorded. He has been described as “arguably the most versatile… composer of his time”.

Euzicasa: Să se înființeze Partidul celor cinstiți din România (sau PCCR )


Euzicasa: Să se înființeze Partidul celor cinstiți din România (sau PCCR )

Știați că? Ce Părere aveți voi?


Știați că? Ce Părere aveți  voi?

Știați că? Ce Părere aveți voi?

Trump consideră că 7 noiembrie trebuie să fie declarată Ziua victimelor comunismului – AGERPRES


https://www1.agerpres.ro/externe/2017/11/08/trump-considera-ca-7-noiembrie-trebuie-sa-fie-declarata-ziua-victimelor-comunismului-07-59-51#.WgLVDLF6ZtE.facebook

Președintele american Donald Trump a apreciat marți, când s-au împlinit 100 de ani de la Revoluția bolșevică din Octombrie în Rusia, că data de 7 noiembrie ar trebui să fie declarată Ziua victimelor comunismului, relatează France Presse.

Superbă poza. Magheru. București. Plimbare de seară


Superbă poza. Magheru. București. Plimbare de seară.

Oameni frumoși, oameni cinstiți, oameni implicați. Pentru un viitor fără hoție.

PS: Și mai sunt mulți, dar nu au putut fi cuprinși într-un singur cadru!

foto credit: Dan Mihai Balanescu.

BBC News: Hair-raising drive through Delhi smog


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

Hair-raising drive through Delhi smog – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-41917369

BBC News: Pope Francis: Mass is for prayers not mobile phones


BBC News: Pope Francis: Mass is for prayers not mobile phones


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

Pope Francis: Mass is for prayers not mobile phones – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41918906