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healthy diet and poverty

Unplugged from food corporations I've heard some alarming tales from friends who work with people trapped in poverty and debt. The worst cases, due to the tax and benefits nightmare orchestrated by successive governments, are all people working full-time. Usually, they are working so many hours that they find it difficult to make the best decisions about what to eat. Understandably, when

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The Firm: Ultimate Fat Burning Workout

Specially recommended for LD as he limbers up for Spring planting; also for anyone with a weight problem: There is a series of these exercise videos - a must for anyone living in remote areas or cultural deserts. Visible Results in ten workouts, it says; emphasising the visible and maybe superficial. But the genuine health benefits are likely to come even sooner than that. From an Amazon

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Nina Simone - I put a spell on you

To celebrate her 'lifetime award', due to be given next year video Nina Simone - I put a spell on you Lyrics I put a spell on you because you're mine You better stop the things that you do I ain't lyin', no, I ain't lyin' I just can't stand it babe The way you're always runnin' 'round I just can't stand it, the way you always put me down I put a spell on you because you're mine

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Danielle de Niese: Handel Arias

Soprano Danielle de Niese singing Handel and brief interview. Soprano Danielle de Niese showcases her Decca debut album 'Handel Arias' in this exclusive video performance and interview. Danielle de Niese singing one of my favourite operatic songs Danielle de Niese sings "Lascia ch'io pianga" from Handel's Rinaldo.  Compare to, or just plain enjoy, another sopranos interpretation of

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Soprano Joyce DiDonato - War and Peace project

The lyric coloratura mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is especially well known for her performances of Handel and Mozart. I was 'educated' about Joyce this past week (21st November) by an excellent program on Radio 3 hosted by Sean Rafferty. The good news is ... the program is still available on catch-up for a month. The program features live interview with Joyce DiDonato, and 3 recordings

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piano lessons free online part 2

Take no notice of 'part 3' (on Youtube)! This is the second video in the course:  complete free online learning to play the piano.  As ever, take your time and learn good habits from a pro, before you make a habit of doing whatever seems easiest!  Complete beginners might like to sit slightly left of middle C, but will gravitate towards middle C as they use the whole keyboard. Tags:

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The Way Between - peace activism as fantasy story

The Middle Way, between fighting and fleeing ... The Way Between by Rivera Sun Everybody loves a good story ... and together, we bring them into the world!  The Way Between blends fun, action, adventure, and fantasy while delivering an uplifting message of waging peace and active nonviolence for a new generation of readers.  Join a creative team of Community Publishers in launching . .

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DIY projects education for children

TED Resident Fawn Qiu designs fun, low-cost projects that use familiar materials like paper and fabric to introduce engineering to kids. In this quick, clever talk, she shares how nontraditional workshops like hers can change the perception of technology and inspire students to participate in creating it.  easy_diy_projects_for_kid_engineers   Educational video to inspire creative

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rachmaninoff paganini Stephen Hough piano video music

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - BBC Proms 2013 (Stephen Hough : Piano )  With educational introduction featuring the pianist video - music and composer   Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - BBC Proms 2013 (Stephen Hough : Piano ) Sakari Oramo: conductor (The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Chief Conductor ) Presenter: Katie Derham at the Royal Albert Hall - London

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How immigrant voices make democracy stronger

In politics, representation matters — and that's why we should elect leaders who reflect their country's diversity and embrace its multicultural tapestry, says Sayu Bhojwani. Through her own story of becoming an American citizen, the immigration scholar reveals how her love and dedication to her country turned into a driving force for political change "We have fought to be here," she

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Schools Kill Creativity - the remedy ...

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. e.g. World Class ballerina (incapable of thinking without moving) was nearly labelled 'problem student'. She was one of the very few lucky ones that met a education 'professional' that was awake. Related: books, creativity, documentary,

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Mystical experience following a stroke - jill bolte taylor's stroke of insight

Excellent video on consciousness, and the 2 sides of our brain: Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke.  As it happened -- as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding -- she studied and remembered every moment.  This is a powerful story about

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Fear, aggression,hope and trust - excellent video

Please watch (and listen) Ted talks video  "Summer, 2016: amid populist revolts, clashing resentments and fear, writer Anand Giridharadas doesn't give a talk but reads a letter. It's from those who have won in this era of change, to those who have, or feel, lost.  It confesses to ignoring pain until it became anger.  It chides an idealistic yet remote elite for its behind-closed-doors

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The people walking in darkness have seen a great light

Nicholas Merryweather, bass, sings "The people that walked in darkness I woke this morning with this going through my mind. It's surprising since it isn't exactly my regular fare! The sky is black, it is pouring with rain and threatens to do so all day, and despite allegations on BBC weather and the news media that this is summer, it is hard to believe. The UK have voted to abandon Europe

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Abide With Me Kings College choir

Abide With Me with lyrics words by Henry Francis Lyte The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, with treble solo by Bruce Blyth. According to the traditional story given in the Remains, Henry Francis Lyte wrote it a few hours after conducting the final service at his church, which was probably 5 September 1847. tags: choral, hope, music, singing, spirit, video, lyrics

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Quick route to fitness, health: exercise

Two reports in today's news build on the BBC documentary of last year - which showed brief bouts of high intensity exercise having great health benefits. It may not work for everyone, but who can't afford one minute? The first report is by Dr. Shayesteh and his interview is available on video courtesy of wytv.com full report here: http://wytv.com/2016/06/01/

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Build a bird box for native bird conservation

How to make a birdbox An experienced woodworker shows how to build your own smart bird box. birdbox design to benefit wildlife Sussex (UK) Wildlife Trust member, Laura Brook, explains the pros and cons of different bird box designs and materials for several wild bird species. tags: biodiversity, conservation, DIY, environment, gardens, video, wildlife

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Sunrise - "Daphnis & Chloe" - Ravel

Having been amazed by the middle section of Ravel's Piano Concerto In G, I had another surprise this morning on Radio 3. Ravel certainly had a knack for evoking images and feelings in music without words. embedding disabled, so follow the,link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PklZbyPUvM Live recording www.UNYouthOrchestra.org this is a "greed & fake free" project The United World

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Going Postal – Terry Pratchett

Going Postal: A Novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett stars petty con man Moist von Lipwig, who has been caught, and is offered hanging or a new job. He takes the job (which beats hanging around) and the Postal ?Service of Ankh Morpork is transformed. Gentle satire from Sir TP. Available as book or DVD. It's often difficult to choose; with the Discworld it's easy - buy both! a film

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Debt Valley - and the route to escape

tags: advice, diet, poverty, support, wellbeing, debt There is an excellent documentary on the BBC about the debt trap aimed at very poor people, and the burgeoning loans / pawn shop "industry" that profits from it. Debt Valley video Succumbing to such problems tends to run in families, because the children learn what they see, and lack role models that would be helpful. FOOD BILLS

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violin lessons #4 - bowing the strings

Aim to bow the strings midway between the bridge and the fingerboard. All the bowing comes from arm movement from the elbow, not the shoulder. There are several ways to practice this and form a good habit: standing with your back to the wall; practising by a mirror. If you often saw wood (I do!) this is DIFFERENT!! It is advisable to persevere with this exercise until it has formed

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violin lessons #3 - open string notes

Learning the notes on the violin without fingering the strings. Learn to tune your violin and name the open string notes.  Using coloured markers to identify the 1st and 3rd finger positions on the fingerboard (major 2nd and perfect 4th above the open string notes). Related: education, music lessons, video, violin, violin lessons, free lessons

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violin lessons #2 - know your violin

The parts of the violin. What they are called and what they accomplish. know your violin - video The chin rest. Most beginners violins come with a chin rest, but it is often worth a few pounds to get something more comfortable.  A good music shop will help you decide what is best for you. A bad music shop will encourage you to spend as much as possible ...  The tailpiece. Even many

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Violin lessons #1 - beginners: the bow

Violin lesson - beginners: the bow music lessons for the violin. I'm a complete novice at playing the violin, but very fine musicians - no matter what instrument - all agree. Learn good habits before you progress to playing tunes. Bad habits are hard to un-learn, and bowing is crucial for the violin. This first lesson is how to hold the violin and the bow. tags: education, music

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Piano Lessons - Beginners

Piano Lessons For Beginners - Lesson 1 A leisurely introduction for complete beginners to piano playing. Take your time! Subsequent lessons build on this foundation. tags: education, music lessons, piano, piano lessons part 2, video 

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Veronika Eberle violin

Veronika Eberle (born 26 December 1988) is a German violinist. She is currently a BBC New Generation artists scheme member, and the proud borrower (!) of the "Dragonetti" Stradivarius (1700), on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation. Earlier this year they auctioned one of their Strads to raise money for the flood victims, and it sold for $9m (if memory serves) so I hope the insurance is solid :)

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Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore

Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791). A live music recording of Mozart, featuring choral harmony and soloists. Soprano and mezzosoprano female vocalists; Tenor and bass (male). Vesperae solennes de confessore for soloists, chorus, & orchestra, K. 339: II. Confitebor (Psalm 111). • Santal Santon-Jeffery: soprano • Marianne Crebassa: mezzosoprano • Julian Behr:

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Stand Up - Jethro Tull

Tethro Tull vinyl LP featuring Ian Anderson - flute, Martin Barre - electric guitar, flute, Clive Bunker -drums and Glenn Cornick - bass guitar. 2 videos and a photo from their early days in rock music 1969 LP for sale. Fairly good condition. The sleeve has a few marks. Musicians on the Record Ian Anderson - flute, acoustic guitar, hammond organ, piano, mandolin, balalaika, mouth organ,

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Carolyn Sampson - Bach "Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht"

Soprano Carolyn Sampson sings Bach. A live version would have been even better ... I'll see what I can do. Music video and photos of Carolyn Sampson and other sopranos / female vocalists are listed under music (generally) and female vocalists (specifically). Any suggestions ... please leave a comment.  BR Orch. & Chor & Andrea Marcon Choir and Symphony Orchestra of the BR under the direction

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Handel – Chi sprezzando il sommo bene Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Video with the vocal score, for fans of Handel :) Handel - Chi sprezzando il sommo bene  It's a treat to have a bass solo by Dmitri Hvorostovsky :) and more>  Netrebko and Hvorostovsky Live from Red Square, Moscow Anna Netrebko and Dimitri Hvorostovsky in Moscow:

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Capitalism: A Love Story

Capitalism: A Love Story video from Michael Moore. One of the first examples of the pathological wealth cult destroying working people is from Preoria in Illinois. Someone you know, Marty? NEVER believe anything a corporation tells you, especially banks, and more especially through advertising.

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And So It Goes - choral

A gorgeous version of the Billy Joel song. And So it Goes - Billy Joel, arr. Bob Chilcott video June 22, 2013 Concert Mesquite Arts Center Brad Olesen, tenor  and a 4 part a capella  

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Helene Grimaud Ravel Piano Concerto In G

Helene Grimaud Ravel Piano Concerto In G This recording of Ravel was played on BBC Radio 3 this morning. The middle (slow) section is so sensitive I'm surprised the small orchestra don't melt. Don't let the sublime piano playing distract from the rest of the orchestra. A work of art. I hope Maurice Ravel can hear this performance from beyond ... Helene Grimaud Ravel Piano Concerto In G

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Dvorak, New World Symphony

I heard this morning that Dvorak was inspired by the native Indians' music, whilst visiting the USA. Now I know why the New World symphony occasionally reminds me of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Hiyawatha's Wedding feast (my second ever experience of singing in a choir, if memory serves ...). In places there is a mystical sense of surveying a pristine New World in all its natural perfection.

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Metamorphosis – Iron Butterfly

Metamorphosis - Iron Butterfly Record in good condition, cover fair. 1. "Free Flight" – 0:50 2. "New Day" – 3:20 3. "Shady Lady" – 3:55 4. "Best Years of Our Lives" – 3:59 5. "Slower Than Guns" – 3:49 6. "Stone Believer" – 4:25 7. "Soldier in Our Town" – 3:22 8. "Easy Rider (Let the Wind Pay the Way)" – 3:06 9. "Butterfly Bleu" – 13:57 IRON BUTTERFLY Soldier In Our Town video

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Sting Jo Lawry live in Berlin

A CD/ DVD combo of Sting's 2010 performance in Berlin. The ratings (Amazon) and reviews (all over the web) are as 5 star as ever. Not just for Sting but for his line up of fellow musicians, and orchestra too for this tour (The Royal Philharmonic). Sting's core group, consisting of Ira Coleman (bass), David Cossin and Rhani Krija (percussion), the ever present Dominic Miller (guitar) and

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Free Voice Training exercises

Vocal training exercises for beginners (and beyond). These are explained well, and there's lots more from Eric Arceneaux for keen singers. Vocal Warmup - Opening Up The Voice Vocal Warmup - Increasing Vocal Range Vocal Warmup - Improving Vocal Tone (Freeing The Throat) Vocal Warmup - Strengthening The Voice Typical comments: "I'm literally amazed right now

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Year of Meteors Laura Veirs

Laura Veirs' 5th CD, published by Nonesuch Records, August 2005, featuring one of my favourite songs - Galaxies. Songs on Year of Meteors Laura Veirs CD Fire Snakes: 4:57 Galaxies: 3:35 Secret Someones: 5:16 Magnetized: 2:37 Parisian Dream: 3:05 Rialto: 4:00 Through the Glow: 2:42 Cool Water: 2:52 Spelunking: 3:06 Black Gold Blues: 3:11 Where Gravity is Dead: 3:40

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Tango Por Una Cabeza - Nicola Benedetti

A newly released video from Nicola Benedetti's EVO channel: Nicola Benedetti live Music video for Nicola Benedetti, Ksenija Sidorova, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Leonard Elschenbroich and Alexei Grynyuk - "Tango - Por Una Cabeza". (C) 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

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King Crimson - Lizard

Both Haskell and McCulloch joined King Crimson in time to participate in the recording sessions for the band's third album, Lizard, but had no say in the writing of the material. Fripp and Sinfield, now effectively equal artistic partners, had written the entire album themselves and had also brought in a squad of jazz musicians to help record it - Keith Tippett, cornet player Marc Charig,

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John Renbourn and Bert Jansch bluesy acoustic guitar videos

Bert Jansch & John Renbourn - Dissatisfied blues First Light Bert Jansch and John Renbourn comment by Greg Joy: In my mind, these two guys are the most inspired and innovative acoustic guitar players of all time. I have played acoustic guitar for 45 years and have greatly appreciated their contribution to music. May they rest in peace knowing they have shared some incredible music with

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Heavy Cream - The Cream

Classic double LP, featuring Eric clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker. Also Felix Pappalardi. Side one 1. "Strange Brew"(Clapton, Collins, Pappalardi) – 2:45 2. "White Room"(Bruce, Brown) – 4:37 3. "Badge"(Clapton, Harrison) – 2:45 4. "Spoonful"(Dixon) – 6:31 5. "Rollin' and Tumblin'"(Waters) – 4:41 Side two 1. "I Feel Free"(Bruce, Brown) – 2:54 2. "Born Under a Bad Sign"(Jones, Bell) – 3:

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Nutrition in Essence - food education book

This book covers all the basics, but is quite wordy with relatively few facts, and doesn't have a condensed summary of dietary guidelines for frequent reference. For anyone with bowel-related problems caused by a permeable intestinal wall (irritable bowel, food sensitivities, ...) both lack of fibre and too much (e.g. fibre removed from its wholefood source, such as bran flakes) cause problems.

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Max Bruch - Kol Nidrei video

Kol Nidre (All Vows) is the traditional music played on the eve of the holiest Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur. This piece features Jacqueline du Pré (cello), Gerald Moore (piano), Ray Jesson (organ),Osian Ellis (harp), and John Williams (guitar). The writings, visual arts, and photography in this presentation are the creations of Matthew Schwartz. Bruch completed the composition in Liverpool

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These Days - Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne, vocals and acoustic guitar Well I've been out walking I don't do that much talking these days These days-- These days I seem to think a lot About the things that I forgot to do For you And all the times I had the chance to And I had a lover It's so hard to risk another these days These days-- Now if I seem to be afraid To live the life I have made in song Well

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Analog Man - Joe Walsh

To keep Marty happy! Welcome to cyberspace, I'm lost in the fog everything's digital I'm still analog when something goes wrong I don't have a clue some 10-year-old smart ass has to show me what to do Sign on with high speed you don't have to wait Sit there for days and vegetate I access my email, read all my spam, I'm an analog man. the whole world's living in a digital dream it's

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intelligent birds research and videos

There have been a spate of reports lately on the intelligence of birds including nature video. On this morning's news, a report of crows using 3 separate tools to access food.  The research is published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society The team headed to the South Pacific island of New Caledonia, the home of Corvus moneduloides (New Caledonian crows).  They are

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Essential Guide to Yoga

Essential Guide to Yoga by Penny Smith; with Howard Napper. A fine health and exercise DVD to use at home. A nicely paced DVD (a bit of a gallop the first time, not so slow that the 500th view leaves you bored!).  Having 'forgotten' about yoga for years, it's amazed me rediscover that a whole hour can be spent 'exercising' and leave you feeling less tired.  An hour with no phone calls, no

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Farewell to Stromness Peter Maxwell Davies

Farewell to Stromness Peter Maxwell Davies Harp solo by Lauren Scott A beautiful composition about a beautiful place in Scotland that was untouched by 'development' at the time ... unlikely to remain so. The same could be said for us. Farewell to Stromness Peter Maxwell Davies Piano  BBC excerpt: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, holder since 2004 of the ancient royal post of Master of The

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Carolyn Sampson I know that my Redeemer liveth

Discovered today on BBC Radio 3. "I know that my redeemer liveth" is taken from the book of Job (and Corinthians). I can imagine Job saying, thanks for the camels and sheep, your Majesty - but it's only worldly wealth. I'd rather have a voice like Carolyn Sampson ... maybe an octave lower, on account of having a beard :)     Lyrics I know that my Redeemer liveth,  and that he shall stand

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