The same Bubonic plague that decimated large swaths of medieval Europe has cropped up in Madagascar and the American south-west
'Scientists argue that, like bubonic plague, Facebook will eventually die out' http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/22/facebook-princeton-researchers-infectious-disease
love your job, be patient, passion,
Steve Jobs' Advice for Entrepreneurs
By MARGARET ATWOOD
Reviewed by JEANETTE WINTERSON
In this novel about a bioengineered future world decimated by plague, Margaret Atwood retells her 2003 novel "Oryx and Crake" from new perspectives.
"Twenty-Four-Hour-Ring" - the Erl Wagner festival
The theme of this year's Tyrol Festival in Erl, a small village just across the border from Bavaria is "Wagner's Ring has Seven Parts". Erl has a uniquely designed Passionshaus or festival hall where Gustav Kuhn, conductor and artistic director of the festival, programmed Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen to be performed chronologically in the order in which the operas were composed. This means also including the operas he wrote in between: Wagner broke off work on the Ring to compose Tristan und Isolde and Die Meistersinger; his last opera was Parsifal. Six of the operas are given in Erl in staged or semi-staged performances with casts of young professional singers engaged from the Accademia di Montegral, a music academy situated in a monastery near Lucca in Tuscany. With this project and the "Twenty-Four-Hour-Ring" performed two years ago, Gustav Kuhn has succeeded in putting the tiny village of Erl on the Wagnerian map and attracts Wagner-lovers from all over the world. (Reporter Elizabeth Mortimer)
By GERRY MULLANY and CHRIS BUCKLEY
Hong Kong residents gathered to commemorate the 1989 crackdown and to vent their anger at the Chinese leadership.
Tributes to a fallen soldier
Two other soldiers also died in the same incident. He cared for his other colleagues and we were told he always made the path clear for other soldiers to follow.
Germany finally remembers its fallen soldiers
Germany's Nazi past overshadows the public debate over the country's role
in current conflicts. But soldiers who have died in those conflicts have,
until now, not been commemorated.
The DW-WORLD Article
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Definition of commemorate
Origin:late 16th century: from Latin commemorat- 'brought to remembrance', from the verb commemorare, from com- 'altogether' + memorare 'relate' (from memor 'mindful')
Spelling helpRemember that commemorate and the related word commemoration are spelled with a double m then a single m.
In Aristotelian thought a passion is a general category of being complementary to that of action; a receptive power, or the capacity to be affected by the action of another thing (Metaphysics 1022b). In the more restricted and common usage, passions are the affections of the mind, or the feelings by which the mind is affected and moved. See emotion.
· Boundless enthusiasm: His skills as a player don't quite match his passion for the game.
n. - 熱情, 激情, 熱, 恋情, 情欲, 激怒, キリストの受難
fall [fly, get] into a passion かんしゃくを起す.
━━ a. 激情に支配される; 怒りやすい; 熱烈な, 熱情的な; 情欲に燃えた.
pas・sion・ate・ly ad. 激しく, 熱烈に; かっとなって; すごく, とても.
pas・sion・less ━━ a. 情熱のない; 冷静な.
Passion play （またp- p-） キリスト受難劇.
Passion Sunday 受難の主日 ((Lentの第5日曜日)).
Passion Week 受難週間 ((Lentの第5週)).
Festivals | 25.01.2009
Bushy, Virtuous Actors Sought for Germany's Hit Passion Play
Some 2,500 villagers have applied to take part in the next staging of the play from May to October 2010, according to its artistic director, Christian Stueckl.
"That is 300 more than we had the last time the play was performed in 2000," he told a press conference in Munich, outlining details of his third term in charge of the production.
The passion play has been performed every decade since 1634 by the inhabitants of the village of Oberammergau in the southern German state of Bavaria. Its origin dates back to the Thirty Years War when the village was decimated by the bubonic plague.
The surviving population promised God that if he saved them they would commemorate it by staging a dramatic representation of Christ's suffering, death and resurrection every ten years.
The only time the play was not performed was during World War II.
buboLine breaks: bubo
noun (plural buboes)
Originlate Middle English: from Latin, from Greek boubōn 'groin or swelling in the groin'.
tr.v., -mat·ed, -mat·ing, -mates.
- To destroy or kill a large part of (a group).
- Usage Problem.
- To inflict great destruction or damage on: The fawns decimated my rose bushes.
- To reduce markedly in amount: a profligate heir who decimated his trust fund.
- To select by lot and kill one in every ten of.
[Latin decimāre, decimāt-, to punish every tenth person, from decimus, tenth, from decem, ten.]decimation dec'i·ma'tion n.
USAGE NOTE Decimate originally referred to the killing of every tenth person, a punishment used in the Roman army for mutinous legions. Today this meaning is commonly extended to include the killing of any large proportion of a group. Sixty-six percent of the Usage Panel accepts this extension in the sentence The Jewish population of Germany was decimated by the war, even though it is common knowledge that the number of Jews killed was much greater than a tenth of the original population. However, when the meaning is further extended to include large-scale destruction other than killing, as in The supply of fresh produce was decimated by the nuclear accident at Chernobyl, only 26 percent of the Panel accepts the usage.