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Mendelssohn: Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op.81 – 2. Scherzo


 

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Mendelssohn: Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op.81 – 2. Scherzo · Emerson String Quartet

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Composer: Mendelssohn

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today’s holiday: Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival


 

Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival

Nova Scotia‘s Annapolis Valley is widely known for its apple orchards, which begin to flower in late May or early June. The area’s Apple Blossom Festival is a five-day celebration whose events are held throughout the 60 towns and villages of the Annapolis Valley. In addition to a children’s parade, sporting events, tours to view the apple blossoms, apple pie baking and eating contests, and a cooking competition, the festival includes the crowning of “Queen Annapolisa,” who is chosen from among 18 local princesses. More… Discuss

today’s holiday: Lemuralia


Lemuralia

In ancient Rome, the lemures—the ghosts of the family’s dead—were considered to be troublesome and therefore had to be exorcized on a regular basis. The Lemuralia or Lemuria was a yearly festival held on the 9th, 11th, and 13th of May to get rid of the lemures. Participants walked barefoot, cleansed their hands three times, and threw black beans behind them nine times to appease the spirits of the dead. On the third day of the festival, a merchants’ festival was held to ensure a prosperous year for business. More… Discuss

quotation: Of all the bewildering things about a new country, the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening. Willa Cather (1873-1947)


Of all the bewildering things about a new country, the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening.

Willa Cather (1873-1947) Discuss

CHOPPED LAMB WITH ONIONS AND SHEEP BUTTER – Neacsu Marius


CHOPPED LAMB WITH ONIONS AND SHEEP BUTTER

this day in the yesteryear: Original Apple Macintosh Computer Released (1984)


Original Apple Macintosh Computer Released (1984)

Named after the McIntosh variety of apple, the original Macintosh computer was released by Apple Inc. in 1984. Using a graphical user interface and mouse instead of the then-standard command line interface, the “Mac” garnered an immediate, enthusiastic following, especially among tech neophytes. One of the Mac’s major breakthroughs was the ability to delete a file by dragging it to an on-screen trashcan, rather than by typing in a command. How did Apple officially announce the Mac’s launch? More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Spiridon Louis (1873)


Spiridon Louis (1873)

Following the decision to revive the Olympic Games at the end of the 19th century, all eyes were on Athens, where the first modern games were held in 1896. Greek competitor Spiridon Louis won the first marathon event of the games and instantly became a national hero. He was first across the finish despite having allegedly taken a break from the race to have a glass of wine at an inn. It helped that some of his competitors collapsed along the way. Why was the third-place finisher disqualified? More… Discuss

today’s image Alexander Hamilton (Image: Library of Congress)



Alexander Hamilton
American patriot and statesman Alexander Hamilton, the illegitimate son of a Scottish merchant, was born on St. Croix probably on January 11, 1755. After showing remarkable promise in finance, the young Hamilton was sent by a benefactor to King’s College in New York. In 1776, Hamilton joined the Continental Army, where he soon joined George Washington’s staff. After the war, Hamilton became active in New York politics, gaining a reputation as a supporter of a strong central government. In the struggle for the ratification of the Constitution, Hamilton collaborated with James Madison and John Jay in writing the Federalist Papers, which were instrumental in the passage of the Constitution. In 1789, newly elected President George Washington named Hamilton secretary of the treasury. During his tenure, Hamilton established the National Bank, introduced an excise tax, suppressed the Whiskey Rebellion and spearheaded the effort for the federal government to assume the debts of the states. In the presidential election of 1800, Hamilton broke the deadlock between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr by supporting Jefferson. The enmity between Hamilton and his longtime political enemy Burr grew worse during the 1804 campaign for governor of New York. Finally, on July 11, at Weehawken, N.J., the two men fought a duel. Hamilton was shot and died the next day of his injuries.

Image: Library of Congress

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today’s holiday: Juturnalia (2015)


Juturnalia (2015)

According to Virgil, Juturna is the sister of Turnus, king of the Rutuli. In return for her virginity, Jupiter gave her immortality. Afterward, she was turned into a fountain of the same name near the Numicus, the river where Aeneas’ dead body was found. The waters from this fountain were used in sacrifices, particularly those in honor of the Roman goddess Vesta, and were believed to have curative powers. On January 11, a festival in honor of Juturna was observed by men working on aqueducts and wells. She was also celebrated at the Vulcanalia on August 23 as a protectress against fire. More… Discuss

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From: CNNMoney: #JeSuisCharlie has now become one of @twitter’s most popular hashtags (Find out more)


Ethnography and folklore: VIKI STEFANOVICI – TARA FAGARASULUI (Old Romanian Countries)


VIKI STEFANOVICI-TARA FAGARASULUI

 

Greatest Unsolved Mysteries: Did Lizzie Borden Whack her Parents?


Greatest Unsolved Mysteries: Did Lizzie Borden Whack her Parents?

Greatest Unsolved Mysteries: Did Lizzie Borden Whack her Parents?

Why you Should Never Take Photos Using iPads! | TechBeat


It wasn’t until Apple released the iPad 2, with its front and rear-facing cameras, that people started taking photos with iPads. Now it seems to have become an epidemic with people thinking it’s ok and cool to thrust a large rectangle device into the air, blocking everyone else’s view. Here are some fantastic reasons NOT to use your iPad to take photos!

Because it makes you stand funny!

Because it makes you stand funny!

via Why you Should Never Take Photos Using iPads! | TechBeat.

Frank Sinatra – This Town


Frank Sinatra – This Town

Outbrain recommends, but who’s listening? euzicasa does!


Outbrain recommend- but who's listening? euzicasa does! Check this and many other unique videos at the BBC

Outbrain recommends but who’s listening? euzicasa does! Check this and many other unique videos at the BBC This one too should open in a new window!

 

Inside secret vault holding long-lost art treasures

26 March 2014 Last updated at 20:32 GMT

Cornelius Gurlitt is a reclusive man, but he was recently found to be holding one of the world’s biggest private art collections – close to 1,500 pieces that he had stored at his homes in Munich and Salzburg.

It is though much of it came from his father, a dealer licensed by the Nazis to buy and sell art, and may have been stolen from Jewish families.

The works, by artist such as Picasso, Renoir, Monet, are now being held in secure warehouses and vaults by restorers and experts trying to trace their history.

The BBC’s Stephen Evans was granted exclusive access to look at some of the long-lost masterpieces which had been kept hidden for decades.

Yeah babe that’s what I’m talking about…Taylor Swift – Blank Space (Published on Nov 10, 2014/ 241,198,793 views-1,717,133 LIKES!!!!!)



Yeah babe that’s what I’m talking about…Taylor SwiftBlank Space (Published on Nov 10, 2014/ 241,198,793 -_- 1,717,133 LIKES!!!!!   )

Taylor Swift – Blank Space

Top 10 Bruce Lee Moments |Published on Jul 10, 2013/24,019,685 views (definitely viral!!!)


Top 10 Bruce Lee Moments

An iPhone that Always Lands on Its Feet?


An iPhone that Always Lands on Its Feet?

Future generations of iPhones might have cat-like reflexes—and fewer cracked screens—thanks to a newly patented system by Apple that would allow the devices to land harmlessly when dropped. The proposed technology would employ the iPhone’s GPS, gyroscope, and accelerometer to detect the speed and angle at which it is falling and then reorient the device to land on its back or side, rather than on its screen. Apple is not alone in developing protection methods for smartphone accidents. In 2012, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos patented a system of tiny airbags that would deploy from a dropped phone. More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin Debuts in US (1926)


Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin Debuts in US (1926)

Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, based on the real-life 1905 uprising aboard the Russian battleship Potemkin, is a seminal film in cinematic history. Eisenstein deliberately wrote the silent film as a revolutionary propaganda piece and used it to test his theories of “montage,” a form of movie collage consisting of a series of short shots edited into a sequence intended to effect emotional or intellectual responses. What is the film’s most famous montage sequence? More… Discuss
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Battleship Potemkin (1925)

A dramatised account of the mutiny aboard the Russian battleship Potemkin that occurred in 1905, when its crew rebelled against their officers from the Tsarist regime. Directed by Sergei Eisenstein, Battleship Potemkin is regarded as one of the most influential propaganda films of all time and ranks highly on many best film lists.

Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Cast: Aleksandr Antonov as Grigory Vakulinchuk, Vladimir Barsky as Commander Golikov, Grigori Aleksandrov as Chief Officer Giliarovsky

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Watchmakers Wound Up about Watch Face Downloads


Watchmakers Wound Up about Watch Face Downloads

Many of those who have traded their traditional wristwatch for a smartwatch still want the look of an old-fashioned timepiece, and several websites now offer downloads of virtual faces. But the rise of downloadable watch faces has led many watch manufacturers to begin to crack down on the virtual copies of their designs. According to recent reports, several high-profile watch manufacturers recently sent legal notices to watch face download sites requesting that their designs be removed. More… Discuss

Guide Dogs


Guide Dogs

Guide dogs are service dogs that have been specially trained to help the visually impaired safely navigate their environments. The first school for guide dogs was established by the German government after World War I to provide service dogs to blinded veterans. Schools now exist in several European countries and in the US, where the pioneer Seeing Eye, Inc., founded by Dorothy Harrison Eustis in 1929, is one of the best known. What breeds are most frequently trained to be guide dogs? More… Discuss

this pressed: Computer spying malware uncovered with ‘stealth’ features: Symantec | Reuters


(Reuters) – An advanced malicious software application has been uncovered that since 2008 was used to spy on private companies, governments, research institutes and individuals in 10 countries, anti virus software maker Symantec Corp said in a report on Sunday.

The Mountain View, California-based maker of Norton anti virus products said its research showed that a “nation state” was likely the developer of the malware called Regin, or Backdoor. Regin, but Symantec did not identify any countries or victims.

Symantec said Regin’s design “makes it highly suited for persistent, long-term surveillance operations against targets,” and was withdrawn in 2011 but resurfaced from 2013 onward.

The malware uses several “stealth” features “and even when its presence is detected, it is very difficult to ascertain what it is doing,” according to Symantec. It said “many components of Regin remain undiscovered and additional functionality and versions may exist.”

Almost half of all infections occurred at addresses of Internet service providers, the report said. It said the targets were customers of the companies rather than the companies themselves. About 28 percent of targets were in telecoms while other victims were in the energy, airline, hospitality and research sectors, Symantec said.

via Computer spying malware uncovered with ‘stealth’ features: Symantec | Reuters.

Angelina Jordan 8years – What a Difference a Day Make


Angelina Jordan 8years – What a Difference a Day Make

word: huffy


huffy 

Definition: (adjective) Quick to take offense.
Synonyms: touchy
Usage: I tried to give my coworker some advice after the meeting, but she perceived it as criticism, got all huffy, and stormed away. Discuss.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: STEVE JOBS (1955)


Steve Jobs (1955)

Now a household name known the world over for his role in the technological revolution of recent decades at the helm of Apple Inc., Jobs was once a college dropout tinkering with computer parts in his parents’ garage. It was there that he and Stephen Wozniak founded Apple in 1976 and built their first computers. Jobs left Apple in 1985 but returned in 1996 and played a key role in reviving the financially ailing company, reconfirming his reputation as an industry visionary. What is a StevenoteMore… Discuss

 

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ROLLING HILLS_FotoSketcher-MYARTCOLLECTION

ROLLING HILLS_FotoSketcher-MYARTCOLLECTION

 

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