Daily Archives: January 4, 2019

Today’s Holiday: Víspera de Día de los Tres Reyes (Eve of Three Kings Day)


Today’s Holiday:
Víspera de Día de los Tres Reyes (Eve of Three Kings Day)

Throughout most of Latin America and Spain, Epiphany is called el Día de los Tres Reyes (Three Kings Day). In Mexico, on the night of January 5, children stuff their shoes with hay and leave them out for the Wise Men to fill with sweets and gifts—much as children elsewhere leave their Christmas stockings out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. And just as letters to Santa are a popular custom in the United States, Mexican children often write letters to the Magi (the Three Wise Men), listing their good deeds and suggesting what gifts they would like to receive. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Today’s Birthday: Alvin Ailey, Jr. (1931)


Today’s Birthday:
Alvin Ailey, Jr. (1931)

American choreographer and dancer Alvin Ailey, Jr., formed his own company, the American Dance Theater—now called the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—in 1958. Multiracial since 1963, Ailey’s dance company has been internationally acclaimed and has brought recognition to many African-American and Asian dancers. His works, influenced by jazz, Afro-Caribbean, and modern dance, explore a wide range of black experience, from gospel music to social inequality. What is his most popular work? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Louis XV of France Survives Assassination Attempt (1757)


This Day in History:
Louis XV of France Survives Assassination Attempt (1757)

Louis XV was king of France from 1715 to 1774. An orphan from age three, Louis succeeded to the throne upon the death of his great-grandfather Louis XIV, under the regency of the duke of Orléans. In 1757, the unpopular king was stabbed in the side by Robert Damiens. Convinced he was dying, Louis called for a confessor and begged his wife to forgive his infidelities. The small blade had, however, done little damage, and the king survived. How did Voltaire mock the king’s allegedly shallow wound? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Thomas Hardy


Quote of the Day:
Thomas Hardy

Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Siberia


Article of the Day:
Siberia

Siberia is a vast region stretching from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean and from the Arctic Ocean to central Kazakhstan and the borders of China and Mongolia. The area was annexed by Russia in stages during the 16th and 17th centuries, when it came to be used as a place of exile for political prisoners. It was settled after the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railway in 1905 and developed for its mineral resources after World War II. What record low temperature was recorded in Siberia? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: throw an eye on (something)


Idiom of the Day:
throw an eye on (something)

To inspect something casually and quickly but with attention to detail. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: papilloma


Word of the Day:
papilloma

Definition: (noun) A benign epithelial tumor forming a rounded mass.

Synonyms: villoma

Usage: Though your papilloma is not cancerous, it is still prudent to have it examined by a medical professional.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Vivaldi Four Seasons: “Winter” (L’Inverno), complete; Cynthia Freivogel, Voices of Music 4K RV 297″ on YouTube


The white season!

Everliving music: Watch “BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 7 – Leonard Bernstein (2)” on YouTube


Yin Yoga Poses


Stay in esch of these poses while relaxing, for at least 40 seconds while breezing abominably…and you’ll rediscover your youth…do it at least once a week, in a safe environment, your favorite corner of the world, where ever that it might be..

Do these until they become reflex, natural, and see the results!

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S-a întâmplat în 1 ianuarie1897: S-a născut medicul Ana Aslan, unul dintre pionierii gerontologiei medicale mondiale; membru titular al Academiei Române din 1974 (m. 1988)Ana Aslan


S-a întâmplat în 1 ianuarie1897: S-a născut medicul Ana Aslan, unul dintre pionierii gerontologiei medicale mondiale; membru titular al Academiei Române din 1974 (m. 1988)Ana Aslan s-a născut la 1 ianuarie 1897, la Brăila, fiind cel mai mic dintre cei patru copii ai Sofiei şi ai lui Mărgărit Aslan, o familie de intelectuali. Urmează cursurile colegiului Romaşcanu din Brăila. La 13 ani îşi pierde tatăl. Familia Aslan părăseşte oraşul natal şi se mută la Bucureşti. În 1915, Ana absolvă şcoala Centrală din Bucureşti. La 16 ani, visează să ajungă pilot şi chiar zboară cu un mic aparat, tip Bristol – Coandă. În cele din urmă se decide să devină medic. Declară greva foamei pentru a înfrânge împotrivirea mamei şi se înscrie la Facultatea de Medicină. În timpul Primului Război Mondial, îngrijeşte soldaţii în spitalele militare din spatele frontului de la Iaşi. După întoarcerea la Bucureşti, în anul 1919, lucrează alături de marele neurolog Gheorghe Marinescu. Trei ani mai târziu, absolvă Facultatea de Medicină. Este numită preparator la clinica II din Bucureşti, condusă de profesorul Daniel Danielopolu, care o îndrumă şi în alcătuirea tezei de doctorat. Urmează o activitate didactică şi spitalicească la Filantropia, Institutul Clinico-Medical al Facultăţii de Medicină din Bucureşti, Clinica Medicală din Timişoara, Spitalul CFR. Din 1949, devine şeful Secţiei de fiziologie a Institutului de Endocrinologie din Bucureşti. Este punctul de plecare al carierei ei de gerontolog. Experimentează procaina în afecţiunile reumatice, în cazul unui student ţintuit la pat din cauza unei crize de artroză. Continuă cercetările într-un azil de bătrâni şi evidenţiază importanţa procainei în ameliorarea tulburărilor distrofice legate de vârstă. Obţine rezultate remarcabile, care sunt comunicate Academiei Române. Numeroase personalităţi internaţionale au urmat tratament cu Gerovital: Tito, Charles de Gaulle, Hrusciov, J.F. Kennedy, Indira Gandhi, Imelda Marcos, Marlene Dietrich, Konrad Adenauer, Charlie Chaplin, Kirk Douglas, Salvador Dali. Ana Aslan a inventat, în colaborare cu farmacista Elena Polovrăgeanu, produsul geriatric Aslavital, brevetat şi introdus în producţie industrială în 1980.
Surse: nicolae uszkai
https://ana-aslan.ro/biografie/
Marcu, George (coord.), Dicţionarul personalităţilor feminine din România, Editura Meronia, Bucureşti, 2009
Rusu, Dorina, Membrii Academiei Române 1866-2003. Dicţionar, Editura Academiei Române, Bucureşti, 2003
https://www.cotidianul.ro/ana-aslan-tinerete-fara-batranete/
https://www.natgeo.ro/stiinta/sanatate/8410-qelixirulq-anei-aslan
http://www.bnr.ro/Portretul-unei-personalita%C8%9Bi-romane%C8%99ti-Ana-Aslan-17512.aspx

Translated by Google translate:

It happened on January 1, 1897: Ana Aslan, one of the pioneers of world medical gerontology, was born; member of the Romanian Academy 1974 (born 1988) Ana Aslan was born on January 1, 1897, in Braila, being the smallest of Sofia’s four children and Mărgărit Aslan, a family of intellectuals. Followed the courses of the Romaşcanu college in Braila. At age 13 he loses her father. The Aslan family leaves their hometown and moves to Bucharest. In 1915, Ana graduated from Central School in Bucharest. At age 16, she dreams of becoming a pilot and even flying with a small Bristol-Coanda type. Eventually she decides to become a physician. She declares hunger strike to defeat her mother’s opposition and enrolls at the Faculty of Medicine. During the First World War, she takes care of the soldiers in the military hospitals behind the front, in Iasi. After returning to Bucharest in 1919, she worked with the great neurologist Gheorghe Marinescu. Three years later, she graduated from the Faculty of Medicine. She is called a trainer at the 2nd Clinic in Bucharest, led by Professor Daniel Danielopolu, who also guides her in the composition of the doctoral thesis. There is a teaching and hospital activity at the Filantropia, the Clinical Medical Institute of the Faculty of Medicine in Bucharest, the Medical Clinic in Timisoara, the CFR Hospital. From 1949, she becomes the head of the Department of Physiology of the Institute of Endocrinology in Bucharest. It is the starting point of her Gerontology career. Experiences procaine in rheumatic diseases in the case of a bedridden student due to an osteoarthritis. Continuing research into a nursing home and highlighting the importance of procaine in relieving age-related dystrophic disorders. Obtain remarkable results that are communicated to the Romanian Academy. Numerous international personalities have been treated with Gerovital: Tito, Charles de Gaulle, Hrusciov, J.F. Kennedy, Indira Gandhi, Imelda Marcos, Marlene Dietrich, Konrad Adenauer, Charlie Chaplin, Kirk Douglas, Salvador Dali. Ana Aslan invented, in collaboration with pharmacist Elena Polovrageanu, the Aslavital geriatric product, patented and introduced into industrial production in 1980.
Sources: nicolae uszkai
https://ana-aslan.ro/biografie/
Mark, George (coord.), The Dictionary of Romanian Female Personalities, Meronia Publishing House, Bucharest, 2009
Rusu, Dorina, Members of the Romanian Academy 1866-2003. Dictionary, Romanian Academy Publishing House, Bucharest, 2003
https://www.cotidianul.ro/ana-aslan-tinerete-fara-batranete/
https://www.natgeo.ro/stiinta/sanatate/8410-qelixirulq-anei-aslan
http://www.bnr.ro/Portretul-unei-personalita%C8%9Bi-romane%C8%99ti-Ana-Aslan-17512.aspx

Preşedintele Klaus Iohannis: “Pe întreg anul 2019, obiectivele mari pe care le am, care sunt obiectivele României,…”


Preşedintele Klaus Iohannis: “Pe întreg anul 2019, obiectivele mari pe care le am, care sunt obiectivele României, sunt o mai profundă și mai bună integrare europeană, consolidarea posturii noastre în cadrul NATO și poate chiar reușim în cursul acestui an să avem o întărire a prezenței NATO pe flancul estic, ceea ce, cu siguranță, ar fi bine, ar fi foarte bine pentru noi. Și unul din obiectivele mari, foarte importante, pentru mine și în anul 2019 este consolidarea statului de drept în România, asta însemnând, evident, printre altele, și continuarea în forță a luptei împotriva corupției. Personal, obiectivul meu pentru alegerile prezidențiale este câștigarea unui al doilea mandat de Președinte al României.”

Watch “Recitation LEONARD COHEN A thousand kisses deep with lyrics” on YouTube


A Thousand Kisses Deep – Recitation w/ N.L. (Live in London)
Leonard Cohen
You came to me this morning
And you handled me like meat
You’d have to be a man to know
How good that feels, how sweet
My mirrored twin, my next of kin
I’d know you in my sleep
And who but you would take me in
A thousand kisses deep

I loved you when you opened
Like a lily to the heat
You see I’m just another snowman
Standing in the rain and sleet
Who loved you with his frozen love
His second hand physique
With all he is and all he was
A thousand kisses deep

I know you had to lie to me
I know you had to cheat
To pose all hot and high
Behind the veils of sheer deceit
A perfect born aristocrat
So elegant and cheap
I’m old but I’m still into that
A thousand kisses deep

I’m good at love, I’m good at hate
It’s in between I freeze
Been working out, but it’s too late
It’s been too late for years
But you look good, you really do
They love you on the street
If you were here I’d kneel for you
A thousand kisses deep

The autumn moved across your skin
Got something in my eye
A light that doesn’t need to live
And doesn’t need to die
A riddle in the book of love
Obscure and obsolete
To witness tear and time and blood
A thousand kisses deep

And I’m still working with the wine
Still dancing cheek to cheek
The band is playing Auld Lang Syne
But the heart will not retreat
I ran with Dez, I sang with Ray
I never had their sweep
But once or twice they let me play
A thousand kisses deep

I loved you when you opened
Like a lily to the heat
You see, I’m just another snowman
Standing in the rain and sleet
Who loved you with his frozen love
His second hand physique
With all he is and all he was
A thousand kisses deep

But you don’t need to hear me now
And every word I speak
It counts against me anyhow
A thousand kisses deep

Within the temple of ISIS, BY BELLE M. WAGNER


https://www.globalgreyebooks.com/within-the-temple-of-isis-ebook/

Within The Temple Of Isis

Belle M. Wagner

A work of fiction with an occult slant. From the Preface: “We are safe in saying that “Within The Temple of Isis” is unique and stands alone. There is no other book in print like it, and if Solomon of old had not said, “There is nothing new under the sun,” we would be inclined to contradict him.”Within the Temple of Isis” God’s word was law as interpreted by his Hierophants; their oneness with the fountain…

The potential role of curcumin (diferuloylmethane) in plasma cell dyscrasias/paraproteinemia


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2727780/

Biologics : Targets & Therapy
Dove Press

The potential role of curcumin (diferuloylmethane) in plasma cell dyscrasias/paraproteinemia

Terry Golombick and Terry Diamond

Additional article information

Abstract

Plasma cell dyscrasias, most commonly associated with paraproteinemia, are a diverse group of diseases. Monoclonal gammopathy of undefined significance (MGUS) can precede multiple myeloma, a progressive neoplastic disease. MGUS occurs in association with a variety of other diseases and currently no treatment is recommended but rather “watchful waiting”. Given that the size of the M-protein is a risk factor for disease progression, early intervention with the aim of reducing the paraprotein load would provide an innovative therapeutic tool. Preliminary results from our pilot study show a drop of between 5% and 30% serum paraprotein in patients taking curcumin compared with patients on placebo. Curcumin is a diferuloylmethane present in extracts of the rhizome of the Curcuma longa plant. As a natural product, this has exciting potential in the treatment of plasma cell dyscrasias.

Keywords: plasma cell dyscrasias, MGUS, myeloma, curcumin, paraproteinemia

A paraprotein is a monoclonal immunoglobulin or immunoglobulin light chain (Bence Jones protein) present in blood or urine and arising from clonal proliferation of mature B cells, most commonly plasma cells or B-lymphocytes. Alternative terms include monoclonal protein or M-band.

Plasma cell dyscrasias, most commonly associated with paraproteinemia, are a diverse group of diseases which includes multiple myeloma, Waldenstrom’s macro-globulinemia, heavy chain disease, monoclonal gammopathy of undefined significance (MGUS), and immunocytic amyloidosis. The incidence of plasma cell dyscrasias is age-related, with 1% of persons over age 25 and 4% of those over age 70. Paraproteinemia is also associated with the non-Hodgkin lymphoma disorders CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) and LPL (lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma).

MGUS or monoclonal gammopathy of undefined significance, can precede multiple myeloma and is typified by a serum M-protein value of <30 g/L, fewer than 10% plasma cells in the bone marrow, no or a small amount of M protein in the urine, and absence of lytic bone lesions, anemia, hypercalcemia or renal insufficiency related to the plasma-cell proliferative process (Kyle and Rajkumar 2005). MGUS occurs in association with a variety of other diseases and currently no treatment is recommended; rather that patients should be observed for change in clinical and immunochemical status at 4–6 month intervals.

Overall the risk of progression of MGUS to myeloma or related disorder is 1% per year. Although the prevalence of MGUS increases with advancing age, after adjustment for the level of the M-protein, the annual risk of progression to myeloma or a related cancer is not affected by age or the duration of MGUS. Younger patients are more likely to have progression to cancer during their lifetime because they are at risk for longer (Cook and Macdonald 2007). It is currently not possible to predict the course in any individual patient, and clinically symptomatic myeloma may not evolve for as long as 20 years. Myeloma is a progressive neoplastic disease and is often associated with multiple osteolytic lesions, hypercalcemia, anemia, renal damage, and increased susceptibility to bacterial infections. Myeloma is associated with a high mortality.

Parameters which are currently used to identify those patients at highest risk of developing disease progression are: the size of the M-protein, the type of M-protein with IgA and IgM paraproteins having a higher risk compared with IgG paraproteins, the percentage of bone marrow plasma cells, and an abnormal serum-free light chain ratio. Given the uncertainty of disease progression with MGUS, early intervention with the aim of reducing the paraprotein load would provide an innovative therapeutic tool.

Curcuma longa or turmeric is a tropical plant native to southern and southeastern tropical Asia. It is a perennial herb belonging to the ginger family. The most active component in turmeric is curcumin (Aggarwal et al 2005). Curcumin is a diferuloylmethane present in extracts of the rhizome of the Curcuma longa plant.

This non-nutritive phytochemical is pharmacologically safe, considering that it has been consumed as a dietary spice, at doses up to 100 mg/day, for centuries. Recent phase 1 clinical trials indicate that people can tolerate a dose as high as 8 g/day with no adverse effects (Sharma et al 2004).

A Medline search revealed over 1500 publications describing various activities of this polyphenol. Curcumin has been shown to suppress proliferation of a wide variety of tumor cells; to down-regulate transcription factors NF-KB, AP-1, and early growth response gene-1; to suppress the expression of cyclooxygenase-2, lipoxygenase, NO synthase, matrix metalloproteinase-9, urokinase-type plasminogen activator, tumor necrosis factor, chemokines, cell surface adhesion molecules and cyclin D1; to inhibit the expression of growth factor receptors (such as epidermal growth factor receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2); and to inhibit the activity of JNK, protein tyrosine kinases, and several other protein serine/threonine kinases. This polyphenol has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity and has been found to suppress tumor initiation, promotion and metastasis. Numerous reports suggest that curcumin has chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic effects. Curcumin has been shown to inhibit the proliferation of a wide variety of tumor cells, including multiple myeloma cells through the down-regulation of interleukin-6.

Nine different studies of the safety and efficacy of curcumin in humans have been reported (see Aggarwal et al 2005). Over the past several years, numerous studies have been funded by the National Institutes of Health to investigate the role of curcumin and its derivatives in treatment of patients with cancer. Additionally, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas is involved in pre-clinical and clinical research of the anti-cancer mechanism and application of curcuminoids in conditions including lung, breast, multiple myeloma, pancreatic, myelodysplatic syndrome, colon, prostate, head, and neck cancers.

How curcumin produces its therapeutic effects is not fully understood. It has been suggested that the effects are in part through the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action of curcumin. It appears likely that curcumin mediates its effects through other mechanisms as well.

We are conducting a single blind randomized controlled pilot study on 25 patients with paraproteinemia. Entry criteria included patients defined as having MGUS ie, the presence of a serum paraprotein (greater than 8 g/L and less than 40 g/L) with the exclusion of multiple myeloma. These patients are being monitored for a 6 month period of curcumin or placebo therapy. Curcumin or placebo is being administered orally as a 2 grams twice daily regimen. After one week on curcumin, there has been a drop of between 5% and 30% serum paraprotein in some patients, compared to controls (see figures). After 3 months of curcumin therapy, these reduced levels have remained suppressed. These exciting findings have prompted a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial. The benefits of the fall in paraprotein is uncertain. How long these reduced levels will remain suppressed and what the clinical benefits are, remain to be seen. As a natural product, it has exciting potential in the treatment of plasma cell dyscrasias.

Figure 1

Curcumin: Paraprotein levels (g/L).
Figure 2

Control: Paraprotein levels.

Article information

Biologics. 2008 Mar; 2(1): 161–163.
Published online 2008 Mar.
PMCID: PMC2727780
PMID: 19707439
Department of Endocrinology, St George Hospital, Kogarah, Australia
Correspondence: Terry Golombick, Department of Endocrinology, St George Hospital, Kogarah, Australia, Tel + 62 2 9350 2767, Fax + 62 2 9350 3966, Email ua.vog.wsn.htlaeh.shaises@kcibmolog.yrret
Articles from Biologics : Targets & Therapy are provided here courtesy of Dove Press

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Turmeric: it stabilizes the amount of M PROTEIN IN PEOPLE WITH MULTIPLE MIELOMA


Daily inspiration: “The Best YES” – by, LYSA TERKEURST (A New Daily post @ euzicasa) JANUARY 4


JANUARY 4

In God’s plan, you’ve got a part to play. If you know it and believe it, you’ll live it.

Horoscope ♉ 01/04/2019


Horoscope ♉
01/04/2019

Today is a great day to check off all the items on that list of yours, Taurus. Get it done. At the same time, realize that your emotions might be a bit clouded and that things that seem genuine may actually be just a mirage. Issues of a spiritual nature are of primary concern. You should make sure you’re nurturing this side of your being. Think with your heart.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton


Today’s Holiday:
Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The first native-born American to be declared a saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821) was canonized in 1975. She was the founder of the first religious community for women in the United States, the American Sisters of Charity, and was responsible for laying the foundations of the American Catholic school system. Special services commemorating Elizabeth Ann Seton’s death on January 4, 1821, are held at the Chapel of St. Joseph’s Provincial House of the Daughters of Charity in Emmitsburg, Maryland, the headquarters for her order of nuns. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Sir Isaac Newton (1643)


Today’s Birthday:
Sir Isaac Newton (1643)

Widely considered the greatest scientist who ever lived, Newton was an English physicist and mathematician. His most famous publication, Principia Mathematica, regarded as the seminal work of modern science, includes his works on the laws of motion, tidal theory, and the theory of universal gravitation. Newton also worked out the fundamentals of calculus, though this work went unpublished for more than 30 years. How might Newton’s study of alchemy have influenced his theory of gravity? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Sofia Liberated from Ottoman Rule (1878)


This Day in History:
Sofia Liberated from Ottoman Rule (1878)

Sofia was established as a Thracian settlement around the 8th century BCE and has since developed into a major world city and the capital of Bulgaria, due in part to its central position in the Balkans. Today it is home to attractions like the 6th century Church of St. Sofia and 15th century Banya Bashi mosque. During its long history, the city passed through the hands of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires. After nearly 500 years of Turkish rule, Sophia was liberated by what country? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Gustave Flaubert


Quote of the Day:
Gustave Flaubert

Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Puffer Fish


Article of the Day:
Puffer Fish

Puffer fish, members of the Tetraodontidae family, are named for their ability to inflate their bodies with air or water to as much as three times their normal size when disturbed. Found in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, puffers are morphologically similar to the porcupinefish and have tough, usually prickly, skin. Their flesh contains tetrodotoxin, which can be fatal if ingested, yet puffers are prepared by specially trained chefs and eaten as a delicacy called fugu in what country? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: throw a wobbly


Idiom of the Day:
throw a wobbly

To suddenly become very upset or intensely angry and make a big display of it. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: quadrilateral


Word of the Day:
quadrilateral

Definition: (noun) A four-sided polygon.

Synonyms: tetragon

Usage: Our geometry teacher drew several shapes on the chalkboard, including triangles, circles, and quadrilaterals.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Ottorino Respighi, “Church Windows”. (Vetrate di Chiesa)” on YouTube