Daily Archives: March 30, 2018

Today’s Holiday: Lazarus Saturday

Today’s Holiday:
Lazarus Saturday

In Russia and in all Eastern Orthodox churches, the Saturday before Palm Sunday is set aside to honor Lazarus, whom Jesus raised from the dead. Pussywillows are blessed at the evening service in the Russian Orthodox Church, and the branches are distributed to the worshippers, who take them home and display them above their icons. On this day in Greece, Romania, and the former Yugoslavia, one custom is for groups of children to carry willow branches from house to house and sing songs and act out the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: César Chávez (1927)

Today’s Birthday:
César Chávez (1927)

As the child of Mexican-American migrant laborers, Chávez spent his childhood in a succession of migrant camps, attending 65 different elementary schools. After a two-year stint in the Navy, he returned to migrant farm work and, in 1962, began organizing the largely Latino farmworkers of Arizona and California. A charismatic figure, he used strikes and nationwide boycotts to win union recognition and contracts from California grape and lettuce growers. How long did the first strike last? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Exiled Dalai Lama Arrives in India (1959)

This Day in History:
Exiled Dalai Lama Arrives in India (1959)

Tenzin Gyatso—better known as the Dalai Lama—was installed as the spiritual and political leader of Tibet before he reached the age of five. He was a teenager when China took control of Tibet, and subsequent suppression forced him flee to the northern Indian city of Dharamsala. There, he set up the Tibetan exile government. Famously pacifistic in his campaign for Tibetan independence, the Dalai Lama once said it would be appropriate to shoot someone in the leg in what hypothetical situation? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Alexander Hamilton

Quote of the Day:
Alexander Hamilton

There are men who could neither be distressed nor won into a sacrifice of their duty; but this stern virtue is the growth of few soils; and in the main it will be found that a power over a man’s support is a power over his will.

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Article of the Day: Sadako Sasaki

Article of the Day:
Sadako Sasaki

Sadako Sasaki was only two years old when an atomic bomb destroyed her hometown of Hiroshima, Japan. A decade later, she was diagnosed with leukemia. Inspired by a Japanese legend that promises a wish to anyone who folds 1,000 origami cranes, Sadako began making paper cranes in the months before her death, completing 644 before losing her battle with cancer. She has since become a symbol of the impact of nuclear war, and schoolchildren around the world have learned her story through which books? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: manoeuvre the apostles obsolete

Idiom of the Day:
manoeuvre the apostles

To borrow or take money from one person or source to repay the debt of another (i.e., rob Peter to pay Paul). Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: summerhouse

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) A small, roofed structure in a park or garden affording shade and rest.
Synonyms: gazebo
Usage: George decided that the summerhouse, open to the sights, smells, and sounds of the garden that Anna adored, would be the perfect place to ask for her hand in marriage.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

My Duck today

My Duck today

My Duck today

Good Friday – Wikipedia


Good Friday
This article is about the holiday. For the peace deal, see Good Friday Agreement. For other uses, see Good Friday (disambiguation).
Good Friday is a Christian holiday[1][2] commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, and Black Friday.[3][4][5]

Good Friday
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A Stabat Mater depiction, 1868
Commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ
No traditional celebrations
Worship services, prayer and vigil services, fasting, almsgiving
The Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday
2017 date
April 14 (Western Churches)
April 14 (Eastern Churches)
The service lasts 4 hours in eastern hemisphere and 7 hours in the U.K. While the Western Hemisphere lasts 4 hours
2018 date
March 30 (Western Churches)
April 6 (Eastern Churches)
2019 date
April 19 (Western Churches)
April 26 (Eastern Churches)
2020 date
April 10 (Western Churches)
April 17 (Eastern Churches)
Related to
Passover, Christmas (which celebrates the birth of Jesus), Septuagesima, Quinquagesima, Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Holy Saturday which lead up to Easter, Easter Sunday (primarily), Ascension, Pentecost, Whit Monday, Trinity Sunday, and Corpus Christi which follow it. It is related to the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, which focuses on the benefits, graces, and merits of the Cross, rather than Jesus’s death.
Members of many Christian denominations, including the Anglican, Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist, Oriental Orthodox and Reformed traditions, observe Good Friday with fasting and church services.[6][7][8]

The date of Good Friday varies from one year to the next on both the Gregorian and Julian calendars. Eastern and Western Christianity disagree over the computation of the date of Easter and therefore of Good Friday. Good Friday is a widely instituted legal holiday around the world, including in most Western countries and 12 U.S. states.[9] Some countries, such as Germany, have laws prohibiting certain acts, such as dancing and horse racing, that are seen as profaning the solemn nature of the day.[10][11]

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Anglican Communion
Lutheran Church
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U.S. Labor Agency Files Amended Complaint Against Tesla For Alleged Worker Rights Violations


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The National Labor Relations Board has filed an amended complaint against Tesla, reigniting a fight between the independent government agency and the automaker over alleged workplace violations.

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Tesla is reeling from a particularly troublesome week, after a safety regulator launched an investigation into a deadly crash involving a Model X and Moody’s downgraded the automaker’s credit rating, potentially making it more expensive for it to borrow money. Tesla’s stock price took a nosedive in response to the news.

Now the automaker has to address claims from the NLRB. Last August, the labor agency filed a complaint against Tesla, saying it found merit to allegations previously made by Tesla employees about unfair labor practices. The filing came after months of organizing by pro-union employees who were supported by the United auto Workers.

A hearing was scheduled for mid-November, but the NLRB had postponed it to investigate new claims brought by workers. After months of additional work, the NLRB filed an amended complaint on Friday against the automaker, after sources said earlier that it was expected to include new charges.


The new complaint, obtained by Jalopnik, mirrors a list of charges included in last summer’s filing from the NLRB, which accused Tesla of preventing workers from distributing union materials, with some workers allegedly being interrogated and threatened over their efforts. Tesla’s actions, the NLRB asserted, violates the National Labor Relations Act.

Tesla said in a statement to Jalopnik: “We have over 37,000 individuals working towards a mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy, and we care about creating a great culture and future for our employees.”

Tesla said the NLRB offered a settlement on the same claims previously alleged by the UAW, but the automaker rejected the proposed agreement.

The NLRB’s complaint alleges that Tesla HR prohibited employees from taking pictures of confidentiality agreement they were required to sign, and claims that security guards “restrained and coerced off-duty employees who were engaged in leafleting” at Tesla’s factory. Supervisors also allegedly threatened to fire employees who passed out “stickers, leaflets, or materials that were not approved.”

Tesla said claims in the complaint were typical for unions engaged in an organizing effort. For instance, i Tesla said the complaint claims that Tesla terminated an employee for engaging in union activities, but claims the employee was terminated for inappropriately using personnel records to harass other employees and later lied about his actions.

The company further denied a string of numerous claims in the complaint, saying:

These allegations from the UAW are nothing new. The only thing that’s changed since the UAW filed these charges is that many of the allegations have been outright dismissed or are not being pursued by the NLRB. There’s no merit to any of them. We will continue to fight for what is right.
The NLRB board isn’t pursuing some of the original claims made by employees over the last year, Tesla said.

Tesla faced a wave of public complaints throughout 2017 about pay, safety and alleged labor right violations at the automaker’s California assembly plant, and has continued to push back against the UAW’s organizing effort. The UAW has been actively working for months to unionize Tesla’s factory, an idea rebuffed by CEO Elon Musk, who has gone so far as to claim he’d work the same tasks as injured employees.

After Tesla fired several hundred employees in October, citing “performance” issues, the UAW filed a claim with the NLRB, accusing the company of dismissing employees who openly advocated for unionizing the California factory. Terminated employees have pushed back against Tesla’s narrative, saying they received excellent remarks in their last known performance reviews. (Tesla has denied these charges.)

The UAW also filed claims over alleged violations at Tesla’s Gigafactory, as Jalopnik first reported, but the NLRB dismissed the charges earlier this month, saying there was insufficient evidence to establish violations.

Worker conditions at Tesla’s California plant have continued to be a focus, as the automaker has struggled to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan, its attempt at producing a more-affordable electric car. This week, Bloomberg reported that Tesla suspended production on the Model S and X line and gave affected workers the chance to instead help on the Model 3 line. Tesla execs implored workers to help out and show critics it can produce more Model 3s.

“Let’s make them regret ever betting against us,” Doug Field, Tesla’s engineering chief, wrote in an email obtained by Bloomberg. “You will prove a bunch of haters wrong.” Tesla has said the option for Model S/X workers was unrelated to the Model 3, but declined to elaborate on why the S and X lines were to be suspended.

A hearing is scheduled for June 11, 2018 at 9 a.m. at the Oakland Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board.

Update 10:05 p.m.: This story has been updated with additional comments from Tesla.

Update 11:15 p.m.: Here’s a copy of the complaint:


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Facebook’s ‘Ugly’ Memo Brings More Controversy To The Company


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Facebook’s ‘Ugly’ Memo Brings More Controversy To The Company

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — How far would Facebook go to maximize its profit? A leaked memo from a top executive has many people wondering.

In the June 2016 memo titled “The Ugly”, Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth wrote that connecting people on Facebook can be good, and bad.

“Maybe it costs a life by exposing someone to bullies”, Bosworth wrote. “Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools.”

He continued: “The ugly truth is that we believe in connecting people so deeply that anything that allows us to connect more people more often is de facto good.”

Bosworth sent the memo three days after a man in Chicago was shot dead during his Facebook Live broadcast.

After the memo was leaked Thursday, Bosworth posted a statement on Twitter, saying, “I don’t agree with the post today and I didn’t agree with it even when I wrote it. The purpose of this post was to bring to the surface issues I felt deserved more discussion with the broader company.”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded.

“Boz is a talented leader who says many provocative things, but this was one that most people at Facebook including myself disagreed with strongly. We’ve never believed the ends justify the means.”

“The comments about terrorism it is just him being provocative,” said Wired Magazine’s Nick Thompson who also says what is striking about the memo are his comments about growth. “That growth is everything. The company is relentless about growth, that is true and it is rare and fascinating to have a Facebook executive say that so bluntly.”

After weeks of losses, Facebook’s stock price went up a bit on Wednesday when the company announced changes to help users find and adjust their privacy settings. However, it is unknown how this latest news potentially could affect the stock market reopens on Monday.

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My Chakra today

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Roma, Basilica Santa Prassede: San Zenone Chapel

Roma, Basilica Santa Prassede: San Zenone Chapel

Roma, Basilica Santa Prassede: San Zenone Chapel

Roma, Basilica Santa Prassede: San Zenone Chapel

  • This incredible San Zenone Chapel is full of colorful paleo-Christian mosaics and contains an alleged part of the pillar upon which Jesus was flogged, retrieved in 4th cent. by St Helena, mother of Roman Emperor Constantine I.
  • Questo incredibile Sacello di S. Zenone è ricco di colorati mosaici paleocristiani e contiene parte della Colonna della Flagellazione di Cristo (trovata nel 4° sec. da S. Elena madre dell’Imperatore Costantino I).

  • Cet incroyable Sacello di S. Zenone est riche en mosaïques paléochrétiennes colorées et abrite aussi un fragment de la Colonne de la Flagellation du Christ (inventée au 4ème s. par Ste Hélène, mère de l’Empereur Romain Constantin Ier).

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Facebook lawsuit: Users could get £12.5k EACH over Cambridge Analytica data breach | Daily Star


Brits could get £12,500 EACH from Facebook over massive data breach
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COSTLY MISTAKE: Facebook could end up paying out billions of pounds in compensation
FACEBOOK could have to pay Brits up to £12,500 each in compensation following its privacy blunder, it has been revealed.

By Nicholas Bieber
00.03, 29 Mar 2018 UPDATED 00.03, 30 Mar 2018

The social media site’s massive data breach could now see it hit with a whopping £625million lawsuit to pay out to 50 million users.

The shock revelation from the UK’s top legal experts come after it emerged data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica allegedly harvested personal information from Facebook profiles.

It reportedly used the data, without permission, to build a system that could target voters in the US election with personalised political adverts based on their profile.

Revealing how Brits could sue Facebook, law professor Dr Maureen Mapp told The Sun: “There are about 50 million Facebook users whose data was harvested.

“Assuming each one of them brought a claim for compensation for distress caused by the data breach…each individual may be awarded £12,500 as damages.


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“In total, the amount that could be awarded by the courts could amount to £625billion – 50 million multiplied by £12,500.”

The Birmingham University Law School professer’s figure comes from a 2015 legal case, where six Brits who were phone-hacked by the Mirror newspaper received £12,500 each – simply because they felt distressed.

If Facebook really was sued for the bank-breaking £625billion, it would devastate the firm as it is only worth £317billion.

But David Barda, a data protection lawyer for Slater and Gordon, thinks the amount would be a lot less.

“I think a much more realistic figure is £500 per claimant,” he said.

“The amount of compensation will depend on the level of distress suffered, but Facebook could be facing claims of up to £500 per Facebook user if those users were able to demonstrate their distress.”

Anyone who wanted to sue Facebook would have to do so under the UK’s Data Protection Act and prove that the breach had caused them distress.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made a grovelling public apology over the data scandal in an advert in the backs of several newspapers.

It says the harvesting of millions of profiles’ data in 2014 “was a breach of trust, and I’m sorry we didn’t do more at the time.”

It adds: “Thank you for believing in this community. I promise to do better for you.”

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Today’s Holiday: Ta’anit Bechorot (Fast of the Firstborn)

Today’s Holiday:
Ta’anit Bechorot (Fast of the Firstborn)

The Fast of the Firstborn is the only fast in the Jewish calendar which is neither an atonement for sin nor a fast of petition. Observed only symbolically by firstborn male Jews on the day before Passover, its main purpose appears to be to remind Jews of the Angel of Death’s slaying of the Egyptians’ firstborn sons and the miraculous escape of their own sons. The obligation to fast can be avoided by participating in a siyyum—the study of a particular passage of the Talmud. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Naomi Sims (1948)

Today’s Birthday:
Naomi Sims (1948)

Often considered the first black supermodel, Sims was teased as an adolescent for her unusual height. While attending college, she attempted to earn money by securing modeling work but was frustrated by the racism of established agencies. Instead, she forged her own connections, achieving wide success and recognition in the 1960s and 70s before retiring to found a beauty-product empire. What film role did she turn down in 1972 due to the film’s exploitative portrayal of African Americans? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Sicilian Vespers Rebellion (1282)

This Day in History:
The Sicilian Vespers Rebellion (1282)

By 1282, the French Angevin dynasty had controlled of the island of Sicily for decades. However, at the start of the traditional vespers service on Easter Monday, an uprising spontaneously broke out following a seemingly isolated altercation in which local residents sparred with French soldiers. The revolt spread like wildfire, and soon the Sicilians had massacred almost every French person on the island. What reportedly started the confrontation between the Sicilians and the soldiers? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Quote of the Day:
Lucy Maud Montgomery

While solitude with dreams is glorious, solitude without them has few charms.

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Article of the Day: Kwashiorkor

Article of the Day:

Many children—usually under the age of 5—in overpopulated parts of the world suffer from kwashiorkor, a type of severe malnutrition. Commonly believed to be caused by protein deficiency, kwashiorkor is now thought by some to relate to bacterial contamination of grain ingested by newly weaned children. Symptoms include retarded growth, shifts in skin and hair pigmentation, abdominal swelling, immune deficiency, and liver damage. The term “kwashiorkor” is derived from a Ghanaian word meaning what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: a man/woman on a mission

Idiom of the Day:
a man/woman on a mission

A person who is fiercely determined to do or get what he or she wants. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: lenity

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) Mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant.
Synonyms: lenience, mildness
Usage: I promise to show all the lenity in my power; but if the charges brought against this Bonapartist hero prove correct, why, then, you really must give me leave to order his head to be cut off.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch