Sunday, January 31, 2016

Hiking Wadi Qelt - Birzeit University

Friday, January 22, 2016

Major League Baseball Spring Training Dates;Pete Rose Up For Reds Hall

Less than a month from today,22 January,MLB players will start conditioning and practicing for their long season.Key spring training dates for the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues include:
19 February - Pitchers' and catchers' first workout;
22-27 February - Full squad first workout;
1-3 March - First spring training games.*
In other baseball news,the Cincinnati Reds are going ahead with their plan,with the approval of MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred,to induct their former star player and manager Pete Rose into the team Hall of Fame.Given Rose's having betted on Reds games both while playing for and managing the Reds,it is doubtful he will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown,New York anytime soon.The National Hall has a rule against inducting anyone who has been banned from baseball,as Rose was for his betting habit in 1989.*
In December,Mr.Manfred refused to reinstate Rose into baseball on the grounds that he hadn't shown evidence of a re-configured life and still gambles.While Rose cannot work for any MLB team or its minor league affiliates,he can participate in ceremonial events approved by Mr.Manfred.Rose will receive his Reds Hall of Fame red sports coat at a team hall of fame banquet during the special Reds honours weekend of 24-26 June.

Shakira - La La La (Spanish Version)

The Byrds - Eight Miles High (Audio)

Gordon Bok Hills of Isle Au Haut

The Starboard List ~ Leave Her Johnny Leave Her

David Bowie & Mick Jagger - Dancing In The Street

Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton (Blind Faith) - Had to Cry Today

Friday, January 8, 2016

Wiz Khalifa ft.Charlie Puth - See you again - Rockin Eve 2016

دلال أبو آمنة - من التراث الفلسطيني \ Dalal Abu Amneh- Palestinian Folklore

X-Men: Apocalypse Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Jennifer Lawrence, Michae...

David Bowie - Modern Love

The Byrds - You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Audio)

Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton (Blind Faith) - Can't Find My Way Home

Live From Baghdad - HBO Films - starring Michael Keaton,Helena Bonham Carter

Movie Noted:Live From Baghdad - HBO Films

Tonight is presented an award-winning 2002 TV movie from HBO Films,"Live From Baghdad,"a true story based on the book by CNN producer Robert Wiener.The film chronicles the buildup to the 1991 Gulf War that drove Saddam Hussein's Iraqi army out of Kuwait,and ends with the start of the air campaign.Shot in Morocco,Los Angeles and the Culver Studios,it explores the dedication and bonds of journalists working at the brink of war.*
Starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter,the film was nominated for three Golden Globes and won eight Primetime Emmy Awards,including Outstanding Made for TV Movie and Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Movie,Helena Bonham Carter.It also garnered the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for TV award,Mick Jackson and colleagues,from the Directors Guild of America,USA;and the Best Motion Picture Made for TV award from the Online Film & Television Association.*
The IMDb website gave the movie a 7.4/10 rating.Besides Keaton and Carter,other cast members include Lili Taylor,Bruce McGill and David Suchet.It is available on disc from Amazon.