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France 24 :   Abe’s conservative coalition was on track to win at least 312 seats in the 465-seat parliament with only a handful left to call, according to public broadcaster NHK, putting the blue-blooded nationalist on course to become Japan’s longest-serving leader!


Abe’s conservative coalition was on track to win at least 312 seats in the 465-seat parliament with only a handful left to call, according to public broadcaster NHK, putting the blue-blooded nationalist on course to become Japan’s longest-serving leader.
It would also means Abe’s coalition would retain its two-thirds “supermajority”. That would allow Abe to propose changes to pacifist Japan’s US-imposed constitution that forces it to renounce war and effectively limits its military to a self-defence role.
The hawkish prime minister said the crushing election victory had hardened his resolve to deal with the crisis in North Korea, which has threatened to “sink” Japan into the sea and fired two missiles over its northern islands.
“As I promised in the election, my imminent task is to firmly deal with North Korea. For that, strong diplomacy is required,” stressed Abe, who has courted both US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

France 24 :  Italy’s Veneto and Lombardy overwhelmingly back greater autonomy in referendums


Italy’s Veneto and Lombardy overwhelmingly back greater autonomy in referendums

Two of Italy’s wealthiest northern regions on Sunday voted overwhelmingly in favour of greater autonomy in the latest example of the powerful centrifugal forces reshaping European politics.

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Voters in the Veneto region that includes Venice and Lombardy, home to Milan, turned out at the high end of expectations to support the principle of more powers being devolved from Rome in votes that took place against the backdrop of the crisis created by Catalonia’s push for independence.
Veneto President Luca Zaia hailed the results, which were delayed slightly by a hacker attack, as an institutional “big bang”. But he reiterated that the region’s aspirations were not comparable to the secessionist agenda that has provoked a constitutional crisis in Spain.
Turnout was projected at around 58 percent in Veneto, where support for autonomy is stronger, and just over 40 percent in Lombardy. The presidents of both regions said more than 95 percent of voters who had cast ballots had, as expected, done so to support greater autonomy.
The votes are not binding but they will give the right-wing leaders of the two regions a strong political mandate when they embark on negotiations with the central government on the devolution of powers and tax revenues from Rome.
‘Our own back yard’
Secessionist sentiment in Veneto and Lombardy is restricted to fringe groups but analysts see the autonomy drive as reflecting the same cocktail of issues and pressures that resulted in Scotland’s narrowly-defeated independence vote, Britain’s decision to leave the EU and the Catalan crisis.
“What this vote has shown is that there is no ‘autonomy party’ in Veneto — what there is is an entire people who back this idea,” said Zaia.
“What’s won is the idea that we should be in charge of our own back yard.”
Lombardy governor Roberto Maroni said he would be looking to present detailed proposals on devolution within two weeks, in a bid to ensure they are considered before national elections due by May next year.
“I will go to Rome and ask for more powers and resources within a framework of national unity,” he said.
Analysts say the northern regions’ enthusiasm for autonomy does not represent a threat to the unity of Italy in the short term.
But they do see it being a disruptive force over coming decades, particularly as the heavily indebted central government can ill afford to forego the net contribution it gets from the country’s most dynamic areas.
Pandora’s box
“Although not threatening the unity of the State, this process risks opening a Pandora’s box and setting in motion widespread centrifugal forces within Italy,” said economist Lorenzo Codogno.
A former senior official in the finance ministry, Codogno expects Sunday’s referendums to feed into an ongoing discussion on constitutional reform with the likely outcome a much more federalised country on the model of Germany, rather than disintegration.
Lombardy and Veneto are home to around a quarter of Italy’s population and account for 30 percent of its economic output.
With lower unemployment and welfare costs than the Italian average, both regions are large contributors to Italian government coffers.
Lombardy sends 54 billion euros ($63 billion) more in taxes to Rome than it gets back in public spending. Veneto’s net contribution is 15.5 billion euros.
The two regions would like to roughly halve those contributions by repatriating powers in up to 23 different areas.
The two regional presidents, both members of the far-right Northern League, notably plan to ask for more say over infrastructure, the environment, health and education.
They also want new powers relating to security issues and immigration — steps which would require changes to the constitution.
(AFP)

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BBC News: Japan PM Shinzo Abe promises to handle North Korea threat


Today’s Holiday: Chulalongkorn Day


Today’s Holiday:
Chulalongkorn Day

Chulalongkorn Day is a national holiday in Thailand commemorating King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), the king who abolished slavery and introduced numerous reforms when the country was still called Siam. He succeeded to the throne in 1868 when he was 15 years old, was crowned in 1873, and ruled until his death in 1910. He had been a pupil of Anna Leonowens, who taught the young prince about Abraham Lincoln. The story of her stay in the royal court, and her teaching of the royal children and concubines, was told in Margaret Landon’s book, Anna and the King of Siam. More…
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Today’s Birthday: Michael Crichton (1942)


Today’s Birthday:
Michael Crichton (1942)

While pursuing a medical degree at Harvard University, the intensely private Crichton began writing novels under a pseudonym. He published The Andromeda Strain during his final year and went on to write several best-selling works, many of which were made into films, including Jurassic Park and Congo. He unexpectedly died of throat cancer in 2008. While in college, he once submitted an essay by George Orwell under his own name as an experiment. What grade did he receive? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Hungarian Republic Is Officially Proclaimed (1989)


This Day in History:
The Hungarian Republic Is Officially Proclaimed (1989)

The defeat of the Central Powers in WWI brought the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary to an end and led to the creation of an independent Hungarian republic, which, in 1949, came under Communist control. Though a 1956 uprising was suppressed, Hungary became the most tolerant of the Soviet bloc nations of Europe and finally replaced Communism with a multi-party democracy with free elections in 1989. Hungary’s relative freedom compared to other Eastern bloc countries led to what satirical nickname? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Henry Fielding


Quote of the Day:
Henry Fielding

Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation. More…
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Article of the Day: The Lindbergh Operation


Article of the Day:
The Lindbergh Operation

The first so-called transatlantic operation, the Lindbergh Operation was a telesurgical procedure performed in September 2001 by a team of French surgeons located in New York on a patient in Strasbourg, France. The minimally invasive procedure to remove the patient’s gallbladder was performed by a surgical robot that received instructions from a doctor via a high-speed fiber optic service. The virtual elimination of what inherent aspect of long-distance transmissions made the procedure possible? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: (it’s) little wonder


Idiom of the Day:
(it’s) little wonder

It is not at all surprising (that something is the case). Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: fixity


Word of the Day:
fixity

Definition: (noun) The quality of being incapable of mutation.
Synonyms: immutability
Usage: Darwin challenged the fixity of species with his theory of evolution.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Anthem, Leonard Cohen” on YouTube


Anthem

Leonard Cohen

Lyrics

The birds they sang
At the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
Has passed away
Or what is yet to be
Yeah the wars they will
Be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
Bought and sold
And bought again
The dove is never free
Ring the bells (ring the bells) that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in
We asked for signs
The signs were sent
The birth betrayed
The marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
Of every government
Signs for all to see
I can’t run no more
With that lawless crowd
While the killers in high places
Say their prayers out loud
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
A thundercloud
And they’re going to hear from me
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in
You can add up the parts
You won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march
There is no drum
Every heart, every heart to love will come
But like a refugee
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in
Ring the bells that still can ring (ring the bells that still can ring)
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in
Songwriters: Leonard Cohen
Anthem lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Din 2007 până în prezent, 43.400 de cadre medicale au plecat din țară pentru a profesa în străinătate, principalele motive fiind nivelul salariilor și condițiile din spitale și cabinete, a precizat dr. George Nicola ( http://miscareaderezistenta.ro/sanatate/alarmant-din-2007-pana-in-prezent-43-500-de-medici-dentisti-asistenti-medicali-farmacisti-si-moase-au-plecat-la-munca-in-strainatate-42096.html)


Din 2007 până în prezent, 43.400 de cadre medicale au plecat din țară pentru a profesa în străinătate, principalele motive fiind nivelul salariilor și condițiile din spitale și cabinete, a precizat dr. George Nicola, coordonatorul Departamentului de Politici de Sănătate de la Institutului Național Democrat, la dezbaterea “Exodul medicilor români — Între politică și politici”.

“Din 2007 până în prezent, circa 43.500 — personal medical și când zicem personal medical ne referim la medici, asistenți medicali, moașe, dentiști, farmaciști, din care 14.000 sunt medici”, a anunțat dr. Nicola.
Din 1990 până în prezent, circa 21.000 de medici au ales să plece, mai precizează aceasta.

Marea Britanie, Franța, Germania sunt destinațiile cele mai căutate de medicii români. Cei mai mulți medici care decid să plece au specializări în medicină generală, medicină de familie, chirurgie generală și anestezie-terapie intensivă.

Principalele motive care stau la baza acestui alarmant exod sunt: nivelul salariilor, dotarea tehnică din spitale și cabinete, lipsa perspectivei profesionale.
Ca urmare a acestui fenomen alarmant, în ansamblul țărilor UE, România este pe un loc inferior în privința numărului de medici raportat la mia de locuitori: 2,5 la o mie de locuitori, comparativ cu media europeană de 3,4.

Potrivit dr. Nicola, este posibil ca, în 2017, acest raport să scadă la 2,2 medici la o mie de locuitori

Bună dimineața de pe la Breaza Făgăraşului


Bună dimineața de pe la Breaza Făgăraşului

Bună dimineața de pe la Breaza Făgăraşului

BBC News: Lewis Hine and the photos that changed America


Watch “Gheorghe Dinica – Astazi este ziua ta” on YouTube


My Chakra today


My Chakra today

My Chakra today

My birds on the wire today


My birds on the wire today

My birds on the wire today

My Duck today


My Duck today

My Duck today

Dude (mulberries)


Dude

Dude (mulberries)

Watch Prokofiev’s Classic Symphony


E comunque “A domani” è la promessa più bella che si possa fare. E. Pirri


E comunque “A domani” è la promessa più bella che si possa fare.E. Pirri

E comunque “A domani” è la promessa più bella che si possa fare.

E. Pirri

Ce copii eram şi cum am fost prinşi in pînza de paianjen a vieții!: Watch “Dorina Draghici Firicel de floare-albastra duet cu Nicu Stoenescu)” on YouTube


Watch “Dorina Drăghici, Nicu Stoenescu – Ce frumos îmi răspunzi „Alo“” on YouTube


La mulți ani, lume!: Watch “Gheorghe Dinica – Astazi este ziua ta” on YouTube


Cortona by Barbara Maclean


Cortona by Barbara Maclean

Cortona

by Barbara Maclean

Musée du Louvre 📷 @andypahwa


Musée du Louvre📷 @andypahwa

Musée du Louvre
📷 @andypahwa

Watch “Father And Daughter 2000 Oscar Winning Animated Short Film [HD]” on YouTube


 ” Sibila Delfica ” circa 1509 a Fresco by Michelangelo Buonarroti in the Sistine Chapel in Vatican




” Sibila Delfica ” circa 1509

a Fresco by Michelangelo Buonarroti in the Sistine Chapel in Vatican

Period: Haute Renaissance

Winter in Venice!


Winter in Venice!

Winter in Venice!

Take insurance away from businessman


Take insurance away from businessman

Take insurance away from businessman:

Health for health, not for profit!

Water is essential to our lives, but who knew it could threaten the safety and well-being of so many people? #CleanDrinkingWater. http://bit.ly/2woulAJ


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Water is essential to our lives, but who knew it could threaten the safety and well-being of so many people? Across the nation, as many as 63 million people — nearly a fifth of the U.S. population — have consumed unsafe water at some point during the last decade. It’s a problem complicated by industrial dumping, farming pollution, and risky water treatment practices. Learn more about water contamination from this article, and visit #HealthyWorldForAll for more on the need for #CleanDrinkingWater.

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El Greco (Spanish, 1541-1614 – The Burial of Count Orgasz – 1586


El Greco (Spanish, 1541-1614 - The Burial of Count Orgasz - 1586

El Greco (Spanish, 1541-1614 – The Burial of Count Orgasz – 1586

Statuia geniului „Leul” – Monumentul Eroilor Geniști din București.


Statuia geniului „Leul” - Monumentul Eroilor Geniști din București. #historiaromania #historia #leu #statuie #monument #wwimonument #lionstatue #romania #bucuresti #bucharest

Statuia geniului „Leul” – Monumentul Eroilor Geniști din București. #historiaromania #historia #leu #statuie #monument #wwimonument #lionstatue #romania #bucuresti #bucharest

Emerald Lake, Canada (📷 Mio Monasch) http://bit.ly/2wxyGyd


Emerald Lake, Canada (📷 Mio Monasch)http://bit.ly/2wxyGyd

Emerald Lake, Canada (📷 Mio Monasch)
http://bit.ly/2wxyGyd

Kiowa girls. ca. 1898. Photo by J.E. Irwin. Source – Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library


Kiowa girls. ca. 1898. Photo by J.E. Irwin. Source - Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Kiowa girls. ca. 1898. Photo by J.E. Irwin. Source – Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Cugetare de-a mea


Secera şi ciocanul...şi bâta, otrava, viermi nu de mătase și multe, multe lacrimi neputincioaseComunismul este ruşinea omenirii!

Secera şi ciocanul

bâta, otrava, viermi nu de mătase și multe, multe lacrimi neputincioase pe obraji nevinovați:

Comunismul este ruşinea omenirii!

Dreamy reality:  Paris, France | Focussed (Photography by C.D.K) http://bit.ly/2yPRwBB


Paris, France | Focussed (Photography by C.D.K)http://bit.ly/2yPRwBB

Paris, France | Focussed (Photography by C.D.K)
http://bit.ly/2yPRwBB

BBC News: Is there an upside to having no social life?


BBC News: Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours


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BBC News: Trump says he will allow scheduled release of JFK files


Dix, Otto (German, 1891-1969) – Painter Hans Theo Richter and his Wife Gisella – 1933


Dix, Otto (German, 1891-1969) - Painter Hans Theo Richter and his Wife Gisella - 1933

Dix, Otto (German, 1891-1969) – Painter Hans Theo Richter and his Wife Gisella – 1933

Fechin, Nicolai (Russian, 1881-1955) – Portrait of Varya Adoratskaya – 1914


Fechin, Nicolai (Russian, 1881-1955) - Portrait of Varya Adoratskaya - 1914

Fechin, Nicolai (Russian, 1881-1955) – Portrait of Varya Adoratskaya – 1914

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.”

Watch “Dizzy Gillespie – GREATEST HITS (FULL ALBUM)” on YouTube


Watch “The Best of Dizzy Gillespie” on YouTube