Watch “Top 50 Best Piano Classics For Kids” on YouTube


My Chakra today 


My Chakra today

My Duck today 


My Duck today

Watch “Pat Metheny – The Sound Of Silence” on YouTube


Watch “The Low Anthem – Charlie Darwin” on YouTube


Japanese cuisine


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_cuisine?wprov=sfla1

Giorgione, La tempesta (1502-1503 circa)Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venezia


“Santa Catalina de Alejandría”  Correggio-1508 48 x 38 cm.  National Gallery, Londres


Parade shield( The Cellini Shield)Benvenuto CelliniRoyal Collection Trust, UK


Best Guitar player: Watch “Ana Vidović – Guitar Artistry in Concert” on YouTube


Watch “The Best Romantic Classics” on YouTube


Sânt 15 ani de când Cardinalul Alexandru Todes s-a stind din viață: Fie-i țărâna uşoară!


Cardinal ALEXANDRU TODEA

5 iunie 1912 – 22 mai 2002

15 ani de la trecerea în eternitate
“You have no power to fight me. I risk nothing because I have nothing to lose – not work, not money, not even my own freedom.”

(to the Romanian comunist secret police in 1972)
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
Alexandru Todea s-a născut la 5 iunie 1912, la Teleac, al 13-lea din cei 16 copii ai familiei de țărani a lui Gheorghe și Maria Todea.
Studiile primare le-a urmat în satul natal și la Căcuci, iar clasele gimnaziale la Reghin. Clasele superioare le-a urmat la Liceul de băieți român unit „Sfântul Vasile cel Mare” de la Blaj.
După un an de studii la universitare urmate la Blaj, în toamna anului 1934, mitropolitul Vasile Suciu l-a trimis pentru studii teologice superioare la Roma, la Colegiul „De Propaganda Fide”. După ce a terminat studiile superioare de teologie, și-a susținut teza de doctorat cu titlul De doctrina milenaria, tractatus exegetico-dogmaticus, în anul 1940, fiind promovat doctor în Teologie.
La 11 decembrie 1938, în timp ce era student în anul al IV-lea de Teologie, a fost hirotonit la Roma diacon de către Iuliu Hossu, episcop de Cluj-Gherla, în prezența ambasadorilor României acreditați pe lângă Italia și Sfântul Scaun.
Pe 25 martie 1939, de sărbătoarea Bunei Vestiri, tânărul diacon Alexandru Todea a fost hirotonit preot, la Roma, de către episcopul rus greco-catolic din diaspora, Alexander Evreinov.
În anul 1940 a revenit în țară și a fost numit cu funcția de secretar mitropolitan, în timpul arhipăstoririi mitropolitului Alexandru Nicolescu, precum și la începutul vacanței scaunului mitropolitan, sub administrația apostolică a episcopului Valeriu Traian Frențiu.
Din 1941 a fost profesor de religie la Școala normală română unită de învățătoare, iar apoi la Liceul de băieți „Sfântul Vasile”, precum și la alte școli de la Blaj, unde a predat religia, latina și italiana. Vorbea limba franceză curent, încă din liceu.
Din 1945 și până în octombrie 1948, Alexandru Todea a funcționat ca paroh și protopop districtual la Reghin. În această perioadă a fost arestat de mai multe ori de către autoritățile comuniste.
După arestarea episcopilor greco-catolici și scoaterea Bisericii Unite în afara legii în 1948, în 19 noiembrie 1950 a fost consacrat în clandestinitate Alexandru Todea. A fost hirotonit ca episcop titular de Cesaropolis, în fapt auxiliar al episcopului Ioan Suciu, administrator apostolic al Arhidiecezei de Alba Iulia și Făgăraș (cu sediul în Blaj). A participat, în afară de episcopul nou consacrat și de episcopul consacrator, doar părintele George Guțiu. Securitatea a aflat curând de hirotonirea noului episcop și cunoaștea numele noului ierarh.
După consacrare episcopul Todea a continuat să trăiască și să activeze clandestin, revenind la Reghin. La 31 ianuarie 1951, a fost arestat din nou și dus la sediul Securității din Reghin, apoi la cel din Târgu Mureș, după care a fost transferat la Ministerul de Interne, la Jilava și la Uranus, unde a fost anchetat timp de 13 luni. La procesul din 15 februarie 1952, procurorul a cerut condamnarea sa la moarte. Tribunalul Militar București l-a condamnat la muncă silnică pe viață. La 28 februarie 1952, a fost mutat la Sighet, unde deja erau încarcerați toți ceilalți episcopi români uniți cu Roma, cu excepția episcopului Vasile Aftenie, care a fost ucis la București, la 10 mai 1950, murind cu moarte martirică.
În închisoare i s-a dat sarcina să curețe culoarul, precum și alte locuri. După 13 ani de închisoare, a fost grațiat în august 1964, odată cu toți deținuții politici.
După eliberare s-a stabilit la Reghin, unde a păstorit clandestin miile de credincioși din părțile locului.
În august 1971 a oficiat la Solovăstru slujba de înmormântare a unchiului Virginiei Zehan, eveniment la care au participat circa 4.000 de persoane, conform documentelor Securității.
Pe 14 martie 1986 a fost ales de către Conferința Episcopilor Catolici în funcția de mitropolit al Bisericii Române Unite cu Roma, alegere comunicată Sfântului Scaun.
După data de 22 decembrie 1989, mitropolitul Alexandru Todea și-a continuat activitatea, în condiții de libertate. La 12 martie 1990, Sfântul Scaun l-a numit Arhiepiscop de Alba Iulia și Făgăraș și l-a confirmat ca Mitropolit al Bisericii Române Unite cu Roma.
La 28 mai 1991, papa Ioan Paul al II-lea a anunțat crearea a 22 de cardinali, între care se afla si arhiepiscopul de Făgăraș și Alba Iulia Alexandru Todea. La 28 și 29 iunie ale aceluiași an, a avut loc, la Roma, „proclamarea festivă” a noilor cardinali.
Trei ani mai târziu, la 20 iulie 1994, Alexandru Todea s-a retras de la conducerea efectivă a Mitropoliei Blajului, din motive de boală.
A trecut la cele veșnice pe 22 mai 2002. Este înmormântat în Catedrala Sfânta Treime din Blaj.

France 24 : Live: IS group claims responsibility for terror attack in Manchester Arena (allahists are Satan!)


Live: IS group claims responsibility for terror attack in Manchester Arena

Police say at least 22 people have been killed — many of them children — in an explosion at a concert venue in the northern UK city of Manchester, in a terrorist attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170523-live-deaths-reported-blast-manchester-concert-ariana-grande-terrorist

 Here’s what we know so far:

  • Police say at least 22 people have died and 59 been injured after an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena at around 10.25pm on Monday night.
  • US pop star Ariana Grande has a young fan base, and the venue was packed with children.
  • The security services believe they know the attacker’s identity, but are not yet able to confirm it.
  • Concert-goers described hearing a massive explosion followed by panic as people tried to flee the venue.
  • The Islamic State group has claimed responisiblity for the attack.
  • All political parties have agreed to suspend campaigning for UK’s June 8 general election.

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From Wikipedia: Coin depicting Zenobia as empress


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page?wprov=sfla1

Coin depicting Zenobia as empress

Zenobia (c. 240 – c. 274) was a third-century queen of theSyrian-basedPalmyrene Empire. Her husband Odaenathusbecame king in 260, and elevated Palmyra to supreme power in the Near East by defeating the Sassanians and stabilizing the Roman East. After his assassination, she became the regent of her sonVaballathus and held de facto power throughout his reign. In 270, Zenobia launched an invasion which brought most of the Roman East under her sway, culminating with the annexation of Egypt. In reaction to Roman emperorAurelian‘s campaign in 272, Zenobia declared Palmyra’s secession from Rome, naming her son emperor and assuming the title of empress. The Romans were victorious after heavy fighting; the queen was besieged in her capital and captured by Aurelian. He exiled her to Rome, where she spent the remainder of her life. Zenobia fostered a multicultural and intellectual environment in her court, which was open to scholars and philosophers. Many tales have been recorded about her fate. Her rise and fall have inspired historians, artists and novelists, and she is a national hero in Syria. (Full article…)

From Wikipedia: about vampires


From Wikipedia: about vampires

vampire is a being from folklore who subsists on the blood or life essence of the living. In European folklore, vampires were shroud-wearing undead beings who often visited loved ones and caused mischief in the neighbourhoods they inhabited when they were alive. Before the early 19th century, they were described as bloated and of ruddy or dark countenance, markedly different from today’s gaunt, pale vampire. The termvampire was popularised in the West in the early 18th century, after vampire legends from oral traditions of ethnic groups of the Balkans and Eastern Europe were recorded and published. The charismatic and sophisticated vampire of modern fiction was born in 1819 with the publication ofThe Vampyre by John Polidori; the story was highly successful and arguably the most influential vampire work of the early 19th century. The modern basis of the vampire legend comes from Bram Stoker‘s 1897 novel Dracula, considered the quintessentialvampire novel. The success of this book spawned a distinctive vampire genre, still popular in the 21st century. (Full article…)

Today’s Holiday:International Day for Biological Diversity


Today’s Holiday:
International Day for Biological Diversity

In 1994 the United Nations declared December 29 International Day for Biological Diversity. In the year 2000 they changed the date to May 22 in order to draw more attention to the observance. They also wished to honor the May 22, 2000, signing of the Convention on Biological Diversity. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859)


Today’s Birthday:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859)

Conan Doyle was a Scottish writer noted for his tales about fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally a doctor, Conan Doyle studied under the sharp-eyed Dr. Joseph Bell, who was noted for his ability to draw accurate conclusions about people through observation. Bell was thus the model for Holmes, who appeared for the first time in 1887. Conan Doyle “killed off” Holmes in 1893 but was forced by public demand to resurrect him. What famous unsolved hoax might the author have perpetrated? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Farmer Discovers Howe Caverns (1842)


This Day in History:
Farmer Discovers Howe Caverns (1842)

Howe Caverns is a cave system in east-central New York that lies 156 ft (48 m) below ground. It was discovered in 1842, when farmer Lester Howe began to wonder why his cows all seemed to gather near one particular hill on hot summer days. Upon investigating, he felt a cool breeze blowing from a hole in the hill. He and a neighbor began to dig out the hole and uncovered the entrance to a cave. They explored it extensively and opened it for tours the next year. Why are there boats in the cave? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Miguel de Cervantes


Quote of the Day:
Miguel de Cervantes

Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Green Man


Article of the Day:
Green Man

A legendary pagan spirit later adopted by the Christian church, the Green Man is often depicted as a male figure covered in foliage or as a face surrounded by, made of, or sprouting leaves. He is represented in a variety of English church carvings made between the 11th and 20th centuries. From the Renaissance onward, elaborate variations on the Green Man theme began to appear in many other media. Which popular folklore characters are associated with the Green Man? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:keep (up) (one’s) end of the bargain


Idiom of the Day:
keep (up) (one’s) end of the bargain

To do as was promised in an agreement or bargain; to carry through with what one agreed to do. Also worded as “keep one’s end of the bargain up.” Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:degage


Word of the Day:
degage

Definition: (adjective) Showing lack of emotional involvement.
Synonyms: detached, uninvolved
Usage: Mrs. Smith was not easily impressed by excuses, and she adopted a degage pose on the arm of the easy chair as her son tried to explain why he missed dinner.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Fresco Work inside Sala dello Zodiaco ( Sign of Leo ) Circa 1515- 1520Artist: Giovanni Maria Falconetto Period: Haute RenaissanceLocation: Palazzo d’Arco at Mantua , Italia


” Portrait of Anna of Austria ” 1604Artist: Hans Van AachenPeriod: Mannerism


Vittore Carpaccio, The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, 1510


Vittore Carpaccio, The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, 1510

Watch “Libertango by Tatyana’s Guitar Quartet” on YouTube


Watch “Bernini, Ecstasy of Saint Teresa” on YouTube


Watch “Schubert: Piano Sonata No.18 in G Major Op. 78, D.894 (Arkady Volodos)” on YouTube


Watch “Bird on a wire-Perla Batalla_ Special_Features “I’m Your Man”” on YouTube


No amount of stupidity can be replaced by science :) 


No amount of stupidity can be replaced by science 🙂

BBC News: China ‘arrests high-level US spy’ in Hong Kong – reports


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

China ‘arrests high-level US spy’ in Hong Kong – reports – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18299065

BBC News: China crippled CIA by killing US sources, says New York Times


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

China crippled CIA by killing US sources, says New York Times – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39989142

BBC News: Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate change


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

Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate change – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39987495

Watch “The Cyclones – Hound Dog” on YouTube


France 24 : US First Lady Melania Trump skips headscarf in Saudi Arabia  (Good for them civilized women of the free world!)


US First Lady Melania Trump skips headscarf in Saudi Arabia

US First Lady Melania Trump on Saturday stepped off Air Force One conservatively dressed in long sleeves and pants to conform to the strict dress code that Saudi Arabia enforces for its female citizens. But one thing was missing: a headscarf.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170520-usa-saudi-arabia-first-lady-melania-trump-no-headscarf-king-salman-first-foreign-trip

Earlier this year, British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel also shunned head coverings, showing how common it is for high-level female visitors to skip wearing a headscarf or an abaya, the loose-fitting, black robe worn by Saudi women.

When Trump attacked Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama did not cover her head when she accompanied then-President Barack Obama on a condolence visit in January 2015 after the death of King Abdullah. And during her time as first lady, Laura Bush generally went without covering her head, though she once briefly donned a headscarf she received as a gift.

BBC News: Russia thrilled to get Saint Nicholas relics from Italy


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

Russia thrilled to get Saint Nicholas relics from Italy – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39960384

Watch “Sayumi Michishige 「SouSou」OPV” on YouTube


Multe cuvinte despre cuvintele care fac viața : Watch “Karl May – Winnetou” on YouTube


Watch “TheNaw – When the Rain Stops to Fall…” on YouTube


Săntem precum lebedele, plutind prin apele de deasupra şi cele de sub picioarele noastre 


Săntem precum lebedele, plutind prin apele de deasupra şi cele de sub picioarele noastre 

Breaza de Făgăraş, e sus la munte jos în codru la izvor!


Breaza de Făgăraş, e sus la munte jos în codru la izvor!

Today’s Holiday:St. Dunstan’s Day


Today’s Holiday:
St. Dunstan’s Day

St. Dunstan (c. 909-988) was the archbishop of Canterbury. According to legend, one day when Dunstan was working at the monastery forge, he looked up and saw the devil peering at him through the window. He quickly pulled the red-hot tongs from the coals and grabbed the devil’s nose with them, refusing to let go until he promised not to tempt him any more. Howling in pain, Satan ran and dipped his nose in nearby Tunbridge Wells to cool it off, which is why the water there is sulphurous. St. Dunstan is the patron saint of blacksmiths, jewelers, and locksmiths. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Malcolm X (1925)


Today’s Birthday:
Malcolm X (1925)

Malcolm X was an African-American activist. His home was burned by the KKK when he was a child, and he joined the Nation of Islam in prison as an adult. Upon his release in 1952, he renounced his “slave name,” Little, and took the surname X, representing his lost African ancestral surname. He became a minister and soon rose to prominence campaigning for black separatism, but he publicly broke with the militant Black Muslims in 1964 after a pilgrimage to Mecca. Who assassinated him the next year? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Catherine of Aragon Married by Proxy to Arthur, Prince of Wales (1499)


This Day in History:
Catherine of Aragon Married by Proxy to Arthur, Prince of Wales (1499)


Catherine of Aragon is known as
the first of King Henry VIII’s six wives, but before they were wed, she was married to his older brother Arthur. Catherine was the youngest daughter of Spain’s Ferdinand II and Isabella I, and her marriage to Arthur was primarily political. In fact, Arthur and Catherine were married by proxy before they had even met, in a ceremony attended by their representatives. The marriage was short-lived, as Arthur died young. When did Arthur and Catherine finally meet? 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

Giving comfort under affliction requires that penetration into the human mind, joined to that experience which knows how to soothe, how to reason, and how to ridicule; taking the utmost care never to apply those arts improperly. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Sickle-Cell Disease


Article of the Day:
Sickle-Cell Disease

Sickle-cell disease is an inherited blood disorder in which abnormalities in the red blood cells’ oxygen-carrying hemoglobin protein cause the cells to assume distorted, sickle-like shapes. The abnormal cells can clog blood vessels, depriving tissue of blood and oxygen and resulting in painful “crises.” The genetic disease is found predominantly in the black community, especially among those of W African descent. Scientists believe the mutation may help protect against what infectious disease? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:keep (someone) in the loop


Idiom of the Day:
keep (someone) in the loop

To keep someone informed about and/or involved in something, such as a plan or project, especially that which involves or pertains to a specific group. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:pustulate


Word of the Day:
pustulate

Definition: (adjective) Blemished by imperfections of the skin.
Synonyms: acned, pimpled
Usage: She tormented her brother about his pustulate complexion until she herself developed a severe case of acne.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Magnetism 


Magnetism

My pot with flowers today 


My pot with flowers today