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Lord Byron
 16 Aug '17  12:50 : 0 recs

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little c
 16 Aug '17  11:08 : 0 recs : edited 2 times : last edit 16 Aug '17  11:13

Good afternoon to you all once again! I trust that all is well with all of you today. Red Hot Pawn asks us all to use this particular forum, topic or thread to talk about anything off-topic. Due to unprecedented demand from around the world, everyone reading 'Serious Topics' is cordially invited to the Royal Albert Hall promptly at 19:30 (BST) tonight for some French music from Les Siècles and conductor François-Xavier Roth.

The hugely acclaimed period instruments of Les Siècles return to the Proms this year with Cédric Tiberghien as the soloist in Saint-Saëns's Egyptian Concerto as part of a programme of Romantic French music inspired by the East.

Saint-Saëns: La princesse jaune - overture
Delibes: Lakmé - ballet music
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, 'Egyptian'

approx 8.15pm Interval: PROMS EXTRA

Turkish novelist Elif Shafak talks about the figure of the djinni in Arabic mythology, who along with humans and angels, make up the three sapient creations of God, according to Islamic tradition. New Generation Thinker Dr Shahida Bari joins the discussion hosted by Ian McMillan. Recorded earlier this evening as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College.

Franck: Les Djinns
Lalo: Namouna - Suites Nos. 1 and 2 (excerpts)
Saint-Saëns: Samson and Delilah - Bacchanal
Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
Les Siècles
François-Xavier Roth conductor

An all-French programme inspired by the East, from the fragrant Indian gardens of Delibes's Lakmé and the eroticism of Samson and Delilah, to Corfu with the adventures of Lalo's Namouna.

Oriental demons surface in Les Djinns, complementing the vibrantly coloured music of Java and the Middle East that suffuses Saint-Saëns's 'Egyptian' Piano Concerto.

BBC - Proms - Prom 42: Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth

If you cannot make it in person, how about Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar?

BBC - Proms - Prom 41: Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar

Two goliaths of 20th-century music, Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass, recorded the studio album Passages together in 1989. The result was a unique fusion of Hindustani sitar music with American minimalism. Tonight the album is performed live and in full for the first time, with Shankar's daughter Anoushka playing the sitar alongside a dazzling array of Indian soloists and the Britten Sinfonia, conducted by Karen Kamensek.

BBC Four (television) - 21:00 (BST) on Friday 18 August
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Lord Byron
 12 Aug '17  04:54 : 0 recs : edited 1 time : last edit 12 Aug '17  04:54

A short walk vs Taxi .... focus a force multiplier ....
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little c
 11 Aug '17  14:54 : 0 recs

Good afternoon to you all once again! I trust that all is well with all of you today. Red Hot Pawn asks us all to use this particular forum, topic or thread to talk about anything off-topic. Due to unprecedented demand from around the world this evening, everyone reading 'Serious Topics' is cordially invited to Oklahoma!
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Lord Byron
 09 Aug '17  07:25 : 0 recs

Books....experts....history updated...
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3dc
 08 Aug '17  20:12 : 0 recs

Stock up on any foodstuffs that are affected by radiation.
Milk
Grapes
Lettuce
fruit
leafy veggies etc...
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Warren BuffetCar
 08 Aug '17  17:42 : 0 recs

Gordon Ramsey as Darth Vader.

YouTube
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Lord Byron
 20 Jul '17  18:38 : 0 recs

Monopoly
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Thoughtful
 20 Jul '17  06:28 : 0 recs

The BBC licence fee is extortion , the wages paid are obscene in times of austerity !

The BBC is a promotion business !

It should be a news only channel paid for from Government funds !
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Lord Byron
 13 Jul '17  19:18 : 0 recs

https://www.chathamhouse.org/library
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ssaines
 13 Jul '17  18:37 : 0 recs

By The Associated Press
Thu., July 13, 2017

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS—A Texas man who became trapped inside an ATM slipped notes to customers via the receipt slot pleading for them to help him escape, police said Thursday.

The contractor became stuck Wednesday when he was changing a lock to a Bank of America room that leads to the back of the ATM, Corpus Christi police Lt. Chris Hooper said. He couldn’t let himself out of the room because he didn’t have a key card on him and was unable to notify bank employees for help.

“Apparently he left his cellphone and the swipe card he needed to get out of the room outside in his truck,” Hooper said.

When he realized customers were retrieving cash from the machine, he passed notes to them through the ATM receipt slot. One read, “Please help. I’m stuck in here and I don’t have my phone. Please call my boss ...”

Some customers appeared to dismiss the notes as a gag, Hooper said. But one called police, who detected a faint voice coming from inside the ATM. An officer kicked in the door to the room and freed the man, whose name has not been released.

“Everyone is OK, but you will never see this in your life, that somebody was stuck in the ATM. It was just crazy,” Richard Olden, a police senior officer, told KRIS-TV.


The trapped man tried whistling "I'm In The Money" but alas, he wasn't Johnny Cash...in the end, he made change, and noted his cost of freedom. His name was Bill Fold.
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Lord Byron
 10 Jun '17  21:19 : 0 recs

Mental health problems are better understood than ever before.
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3dc
 10 Jun '17  15:50 : 0 recs

Zeitgiest? Dropkick Murphy's song "Blood"
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Lord Byron
 30 May '17  16:40 : 0 recs

Janine took me to ronnies.

https://www.amazon.com/AspienWoman-Unique-Characteristics-Females-Spectrum-ebook/dp/B014K30R0K/
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little c
 29 May '17  14:16 : 0 recs : edited 2 times : last edit 29 May '17  15:19

Good afternoon to you all! Join us for an immersive, "slow radio" experience of the British countryside, for a Bank Holiday weekend on the cusp of summer.

BBC Radio 3 - Sound Walk to Hay-on-Wye

The core of this programme is a recording of a ten mile walk along part of Offa's Dyke, skirting the Black Mountains, travelling North and ending up in Hay-on-Wye (where the Hay Literary Festival is in progress).

Horatio Clare is walking and meditating on the landscape. His route takes him over a babbling stream near the chapel of Capel-y-Ffin, then through fields of bleating sheep and woodland rich in birdsong, (including a cuckoo) before climbing the steep hillside to the ridge. This Black Mountain ridge is where Offa's Dyke path runs along the Welsh/English border. He sees spectacular views of the craggy Brecon Beacons to the West, and the lush fields of Herefordshire to the East. On the high ridge there is much lark song, and an occasional whinny from wild ponies. When the route descends again at Hay Bluff, there are more woodland sounds approaching Hay. Interspersed through the programme are pure soundscape recordings of some of these landscapes.

You will also hear the voices of local artists and writers musing on the inspirations they find in this landscape (poet Christopher Meredith, artist Susan Milne, folk singer Sam Lee and novelist Tom Bullough), as well as orchestral music by Welsh symphonists William Mathias and Alun Hoddinott. And Alex Clatworthy reads from literature about the region.

Horatio Clare is a multi award-winning author, broadcaster and journalist who spent his childhood on a farm in the Black Mountains.

This unusual programme is a chance to step back from the busy hurly-burly of life and engage with natural sounds and meditative thoughts inspired by the gentle rhythm of walking in one of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain.

Due to unprecedented demand from around the world, everyone reading 'Serious Topics' is also cordially invited to Ronnie Scott's.

Ronnie Scott's - Youn Sun Nah
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Lord Byron
 12 May '17  20:52 : 0 recs

http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/summerSchools/summerSchool/courses/Finance/home.aspx
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little c
 12 May '17  13:37 : 0 recs

Congratulations to all!
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Lord Byron
 10 May '17  07:55 : 0 recs

https://www.theinvestorspodcast.com/joel-greenblatt-you-can-be-a-stock-market-genius/
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little c
 08 May '17  16:10 : 0 recs

To all those who came along, thank you. BBC News reports that Emmanuel Macron, French president-elect, is to fight 'forces of division'. Moi aussi!
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Lord Byron
 01 May '17  06:33 : 0 recs

https://sites.google.com/site/bbkfes/
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