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Moving Targets


Moving Targets

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New insecticide method ‘100% effective’


New insecticide method ‘100% effective’

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Wasp venom ‘a weapon against cancer’


Wasp venom ‘a weapon against cancer’

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New Ebola death in Sierra Leone


New Ebola death in Sierra Leone http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34121973

Why IS militants destroy ancient sites


Why IS militants destroy ancient sites http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34112593

Turkish workers seized in Iraq


Turkish workers seized in Iraq http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34126380

Red Cross staff shot dead in Yemen


Red Cross staff shot dead in Yemen http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34128539

India strike over labour reforms


India strike over labour reforms http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-34125119

US urges China to free activists


US urges China to free activists http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-34125076

US swoop on secret ‘steroids labs’


US swoop on secret ‘steroids labs’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34123490

Pope: Forgive abortions, for now


Pope: Forgive abortions, for now
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/01/europe/pope-francis-abortion/index.html

Why Japan’s teens pick today to die


Why Japan’s teens pick today to die
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/01/asia/japan-teen-suicides/index.html

Video shows man lifting hands, then shot by police


Video shows man lifting hands, then shot by police
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/01/us/san-antonio-bexar-county-texas-police-shooting/index.html

Google to ‘pause’ Flash-based ads


Google to ‘pause’ Flash-based ads http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34114486

Google to ‘pause’ Flash-based ads


Google to ‘pause’ Flash-based ads http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34114486

Al-Shabab attacks AU military base


Al-Shabab attacks AU military base http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-34113503

Moving Targets


Moving Targets

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China rebuilds its forgotten ‘Auschwitz’ to remember Japan’s brutality


China rebuilds its forgotten ‘Auschwitz’ to remember Japan’s brutality

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Seabirds ‘blighted by plastic waste’


Seabirds ‘blighted by plastic waste’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34108017

US horror filmmaker Wes Craven dies


US horror filmmaker Wes Craven dies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34104752

Walker considers Canada border wall


Walker considers Canada border wall http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34107896

Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali


Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali

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UK journalists arrested in Turkey


UK journalists arrested in Turkey http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-34109186

Deadly protests after Ukraine vote


Deadly protests after Ukraine vote http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34105925

Netflix dropping thousands of titles


Netflix dropping thousands of titles http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34110968

Hundreds of migrants arrive in Vienna


Hundreds of migrants arrive in Vienna http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34110406

UN confirms Palmyra temple destroyed


UN confirms Palmyra temple destroyed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34111092

Welcome to Washington | Sue in the City


Welcome to Washington | Sue in the City

Sheherazade, Ouverture de feerie (arr. for 2 pianos)


Sheherazade, Ouverture de feerie (arr. for 2 pianos)

Mozart – Piano Sonata No. 15 in F, K. 533 / K. 494


Mozart – Piano Sonata No. 15 in F, K. 533 / K. 494 


Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov: Sheherazade (Tale of Tsar Saltan, Suite for orchestra, 1-3 Op.57)

great compositions/performances: Antonin Dvorak : Serenade for String Op 22


Antonin Dvorak : Serenade for String Op 22

Debussy: Valse romantique (1890)


Debussy: Valse romantique (1890)


Uploaded on May 2, 2009

Claude Debussy
(1862 – 1918)

Complete music for piano solo (in chronological order)

Valse romantique (1890)

  • Music

    • “Valse romantique” by Thiollier, Francois-Joel

Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances op.45 – Live concert


Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances op.45 – Live concert 

today’s holiday: Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day


Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day

Kyrgyztan declared independence from the Soviet Union on August 31, 1991, along with other central Asian republics as the Soviet empire crumbled. Located along the famed Silk Road, the trade route connecting the eastern and western parts of Eurasia, the country is mostly mountainous, part of the Tien-Shan, or Celestial Mountains. Independence Day is a national public holiday in the Kyrgyz Republic. More… Discuss

quotation: How is it possible to expect that mankind will take advice when they will not so much as take warning. Jonathan Swift


How is it possible to expect that mankind will take advice when they will not so much as take warning.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Discuss

today’s birthday: Caligula (12 CE)


Caligula (12 CE)

Caligula was a Roman emperor who began his reign upon the death of the extremely unpopular Tiberius. His reign was initially welcomed, but, shortly after assuming power, he suffered a severe illness that is widely believed to have rendered him insane. He earned a reputation for cruel autocracy, torture, and execution and was finally assassinated by a tribune of the Praetorian Guard. Caligula’s real name was Caius Caesar Germanicus. Why was he nicknamed Caligula as a child? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Iroquois Confederacy Is Formed (1142)


Iroquois Confederacy Is Formed (1142)

The Iroquois Confederacy is a North American confederation of indigenous peoples, initially comprising the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca. A sixth tribe, the Tuscarora, joined later. The league was formed for both defense purposes and to prevent intertribal conflict. Although frequently referred to as the Iroquois, the nations refer to themselves collectively as Haudenosaunee, which means “people of the longhouse.” The league’s formation is said to have coincided with what event? More… Discuss

Arlo Guthrie (Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant lyrics)


Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie, American folk singer and son of Woody Guthrie, is perhaps best known for his talking blues song “Alice’s Restaurant.” The song’s original recording lasts 18 minutes and 20 seconds, though Arlo has been know to lengthen the song to 45 minutes in concert. Based on an actual incident, the song was a scathing indictment of the Vietnam War draft. Arlo also appeared at the 1969 Woodstock Festival in Bethel, New York. What movie launched his acting career? More… Discuss

Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant lyrics

Cetatea Făgăraşului added a new photo. – Cetatea Făgăraşului



Source: Cetatea Făgăraşului added a new photo. – Cetatea Făgăraşului

avidity


avidity

Definition: (noun) Keen interest or enthusiasm.
Synonyms: eagerness, avidness, keenness
Usage: A devoted fan, he followed the tennis tournament with avidity. Discuss.

From France 24 :


US horror film legend Wes Craven dies aged 76

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Rescued hiker, 62, survived nine days with broken bones drinking creek water


Rescued hiker, 62, survived nine days with broken bones drinking creek water

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China punishes 197 over stock ‘rumours’


China punishes 197 over stock ‘rumours’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-34104114

Cum s-a decis cu creionul soarta unor întregi comunităţi de la graniţa Banatului. Românii şi sârbii au negociat ani întregi pentru delimitarea frontierei | adevarul.ro


După destrămarea Imperiului Austro-Ungar, românii şi sârbii, care au împărţit Banatul, nu s-au putut înţelege pe linia de demarcaţie, care avea să se definitiveze de-abia după ani întregi. Ştiri pe aceeaşi temă Librăria, editura şi tipografia Moravetz – una dintre cele mai mari ca… Vitejia oltenilor în Primul Război Mondial. Cum au fugărit duşmanul în… Cei de la “Crima Organizată” din Timişoara au descoperit “cuibul” şofe… La sfârşitul Primului Război Mondial, România şi Serbia (transformată în Regatul Iugoslaviei) au dat o luptă diplomatică pentru Banat. Marile puteri învingătoare şi-au asumat răspunderea de a trasa noile graniţe dintre statele Europei centrale şi răsăritene la Conferinţa de pace din 1919-1920. Unele decizii luate pot părea astăzi bizare. În 1922, a doua comisie prevedea un schimb între cele două state: România ceda Gaiul Mare, Krivabara (Ujfalu) şi Şurian, în timp de sârbii au cedat Beba Veche, Pusta Kerestur şi Ciorda. Directivele după care linia frontierei trebuia fixată pe teren între comune sunt: limitele administrative şi interesele economice locale. “S-a căutat un conses între români şi sârbi, pentru că părerile celorlalte naţiuni din Banat nu au fost luate în seamă. A existat şi tentativa de a forma Republica Banat, condus de Otto Roth, pentru a păstra Banatul întreg. Românii şi-ar fi dorit ei tot Banatul, sârbii la fel, spuneau că au dreptul la Banatul întreg. Au fost multe discuţii privind trasarea graniţelor între România şi Regatul Sârbilor, Croaţilor şi Slovenilor. Era dificil să rupi Banatul, care funcţiona ca o unitate economică unitară. Era şi calea ferată. Spre exemplu, linia Timişoara – Baziaş trecea la un moment dat prin anumite localităţi din Serbia, pe la Vârşeţ şi Biserica Albă, iar apoi revenea în România. Românii ar fi vrut şi Vârşeţul, au luptat ani de zile pentru el. Read More:

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Rape, ignorance, repression: why early pregnancy is endemic in Guatemala


Rape, ignorance, repression: why early pregnancy is endemic in Guatemala

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Donald Trump’s seduction: a huge fanbase, from posh parties to Main Street


Donald Trump’s seduction: a huge fanbase, from posh parties to Main Street

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Oliver Sacks, eminent neurologist and author, dies aged 82


Oliver Sacks, eminent neurologist and author, dies aged 82

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Brazil’s economy enters recession


Brazil’s economy enters recession

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US man dies after petty theft arrest


US man dies after petty theft arrest http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34090238