DANIEL HOPE Spheres – Catalogue – Deutsche Grammophon

DANIEL HOPE Spheres – Catalogue – Deutsche Grammophon.



Lera Auerbach · Johann Sebastian Bach
Alex Baranowski · Ludovico Einaudi
Gabriel Fauré · Philip Glass
Karsten Gundermann · Aleksey Igudesman
Karl Jenkins · Elena Kats-Chernin · Michael
Nyman · Arvo Pärt · Gabriel Prokofiev
Max Richter · Johann Paul von Westhoff
Jacques Ammon · Members of the
Rundfunkchor Berlin · Deutsches
Kammerorchester Berlin · Simon Halsey
Int. Release 15 Feb. 2013
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Daniel Hope:

  • Presenting Music of the Spheres

Children in Connecticut rampage, all six and seven, shot repeatedly – World Updates | The Star Online

Children in Connecticut rampage, all six and seven, shot repeatedly – World Updates | The Star Online.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Children in Connecticut rampage, all six and seven, shot repeatedly

By Ernest Scheyder and Rob Cox

NEWTOWN, Connecticut (Reuters) – Twelve girls and eight boys. One had celebrated her seventh birthday just four days before her death. They included Charlotte and Jack, Noah and Grace.

A memorial is seen along the road to Sandy Hook Elementary School a day after a mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut December 15, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
A memorial is seen along the road to Sandy Hook Elementary School a day after a mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut December 15, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif


Dressed in “cute kid stuff,” all 20 died when a heavily armed 20-year-old gunman forced his way into their school, Sandy Hook Elementary, and shot them and six women in an act of violence that has shattered their once-tranquil suburban town.

“They were first-graders,” said Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner Dr. H. Wayne Carver II, before releasing the names of all the victims of the school shootings on Saturday.

Asked to describe the attack, Carver, who oversaw the autopsies of all the victims and conducted many himself, called it “the worst I have seen.”

The shooter, identified by law enforcement officials as Adam Lanza, killed his mother Nancy on Friday, then drove to the school where he gunned down another 26 people before taking his own life in one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.



He fired a rifle, shooting his victims multiple times. Parents identified their children through pictures, a process intended to minimize their shock, Carver said.

Members of the close-knit community went into public mourning on Saturday as the depth of the tragedy became clear.

“I don’t know how to get through something like this,” said Robbie Parker, a 30-year-old physician’s assistant whose 6-year-old daughter Emilie was among the dead.

“My wife and I don’t understand how to process this and how to get our lives going,” Parker told reporters. The oldest of his three kids, Emilie, “could just light up a room,” he said.

Police did not officially identify Lanza or his mother, but his father on Saturday issued a statement saying he too was struggling to understand his son’s actions.

“No words can truly express how heartbroken we are,” Peter Lanza said. “We are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can.”

While Americans have seen many mass shootings in the past decades, the victims have rarely been so young. On Saturday, some Democratic lawmakers called for sweeping new gun-control measures, a move certain to run up against stiff opposition from the nation’s powerful pro-gun lobby.

President Barack Obama plans to travel to the affluent suburb of 27,000 people about 80 miles (130 km) from New York City on Sunday to meet with victims’ families and speak at a vigil at 7 p.m. local time (0000 GMT), the White House said in a statement.


Townsfolk packed into the church memorial services held throughout the day. On Saturday night, the pews at St. Rose of Lima were packed with parishioners standing at the rear of the church for a Nativity concert.

There was a live cow, a donkey and a camel. But at least one person was missing – 6-year-old Olivia Engel, who was to have had a role.

“She was supposed to be an angel in the play,” said Reverend Robert Weiss. “Now she’s an angel up in heaven.”

Town fire officials set up 26 Christmas trees, decorated with stuffed animals, near the school as a memorial to the victims – many of whom were children who may have been hoping for such toys as their own holiday presents.

“Those innocent little boys and girls were taken from their families far too soon,” said Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy. “Let us all hope and pray those children are now in a place where that innocence will always be protected.”

One of the victims, Josephine Gay, had celebrated her seventh birthday on Tuesday.

Rabbi Shaul Praver said he had spent time with Veronika Pozner, whose 6-year-old son Noah, was among the victims.

“We encouraged her to focus on her other four children that need her and not to try to plan out the rest of her life,” Praver said.

The adult victims, some of whom died defending the students, ranged in age from 27 to 56. Carver, the medical examiner, said all the bodies had examined had been shot with a rifle. He said he and his staff had not yet examined the shooter or his mother.


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Police earlier said they had assembled “some very good evidence” on the killer’s motives.

“Our investigators at the crime scene … did produce some very good evidence in this investigation that our investigators will be able to use in, hopefully, painting the complete picture as to how – and more importantly why – this occurred,” Connecticut State Police Lieutenant Paul Vance told reporters.

Shooter Adam Lanza had struggled at times to fit in in his suburban community and his mother Nancy pulled him out of school for several years, to home-school him, said Louise Tambascio, the owner of My Place Restaurant, where his mother was a long-time patron.

Nancy Lanza legally owned a Sig Sauer and a Glock, both handguns commonly used by police, and a military-style Bushmaster .223 M4 carbine, according to law enforcement officials, who also said they believed Adam Lanza used at least some of those weapons.

The death toll exceeded that of one of the most notorious U.S. school shootings, the 1999 rampage at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, where two teenagers killed 13 students and staff before fatally shooting themselves.

At Virginia Tech, a Blacksburg, Virginia university where in 2007 a gunman killed 32 people in the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, an announcer extended sympathies to the residents of Newtown before a basketball game.

“This campus … shares a deep sense of grief,” the announcer said. “We open our hearts to that community.”

(Additional reporting by Dan Burns, Edward Krudy, Edith Honan, Chris Kaufman, Dave Gregorio, Colleen Jenkins and Chris Francescani; Writing by Scott Malone and Daniel Trotta; Editing by Will Dunham and Eric Walsh)

35 orang utan back in the wild – Nation | The Star Online

35 orang utan back in the wild – Nation | The Star Online.

KOTA KINABALU: Thirty-five orang utans have been rehabilitated at the Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort’s Nature Reserve conservation centre since its inception in 1995.

Sabah Wildlife Department director Datuk Dr Laurentius Ambu said the rehabilitation programme was to complement efforts undertaken by the department’s Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre in Sandakan.

“This is also to give an opportunity for the public and schoolchildren from the state’s west coast to experience first-hand the rehabilitation process.

“The programme at the resort’s nature reserve, however, is much smaller in scale compared to Sepilok,” he said, adding that all 35 rehabilitated orang utans had been returned to Sepilok for release into the wild.

Laurentius was responding to an “open letter” on the reasons they were reluctant to respond to a local NGO Friends of the Orangutans Malaysia regarding the treatment of orphaned orang utans at the Rasa Ria Resort.

Laurentius said the department had always explained the rationale for the initiation of an orang utan rehabilitation centre at the resort in Tuaran, about 35km from here.

He claimed that Friends of the Orangutans Malaysia were invited to attend an orang utan conservation workshop and also for a site inspection of Rasa Ria in November last year but they declined.

There were representatives from other NGOs who came and were happy with the conservation efforts, he added.

“We have nothing to hide. These orang utans only spend their first two parts of the rehabilitation programme at the nature reserve of the resort before being sent back to Sepilok for the last part of their programme.”

He said the Sepilok centre had strictly supervised the rehabilitation programme with a veterinarian on 24-hour call.

Medical checks were also done on all the orang utans in Rasa Ria, he added.


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PENDUDUK Minneapolis menahan tangisan ketika menyertai perhimpunan mengenang kejadian amuk Lanza di Taman Martin Luther King Park, semalam.
PENDUDUK Minneapolis menahan tangisan ketika menyertai perhimpunan mengenang kejadian amuk Lanza di Taman Martin Luther King Park, semalam.

NEWTOWN: Seorang lelaki menembak mati ibunya di rumah sebelum pergi ke sebuah sekolah rendah dan melepaskan tembakan rambang, membunuh 27 orang orang, termasuk 20 kanak-kanak.

Penyerang itu, Adam Lanza, 20, membawa dua pistol menyerang Sekolah Rendah Sandy Hook dan mengamuk di situ sebelum membunuh diri. Pihak berkuasa berkata, ada antara mangsa berusia lima tahun.
Murid yang semuanya ketakutan sesetengahnya menangis dibawa meninggalkan bangunan itu oleh polis.


Presiden Amerika Syarikat, Barack Obama, berkata negara itu bersedih dengan insiden berkenaan. “Kanak-kanak itu mempunyai masa depan yang cerah dan sepatutnya menyambut hari lahir, menamatkan pengajian, berkahwin dan memiliki keluarga sendiri,” katanya. Sehingga petang semalam, polis masih belum mengetahui motif serangan itu, tetapi Lanza dipercayai mengalami masalah gangguan personaliti dan tinggal bersama ibunya, Nancy, abangnya di Connecticut.

Sumber berkata, selepas membunuh Nancy, Lanza memandu ke sekolah itu dengan tiga senjata api, termasuk satu raifal berkeupayaan tinggi. Namun, tiada butiran lengkap bagaimana insiden selama “beberapa minit” itu berlaku didedahkan sehingga petang semalam. – AP

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Islam – 2012 The End of The World 21/12/2012 (8/2/1434 safar)

Islam – 2012 The End of The World:


What will happen on the 21st December 2012? Should we be worried?

Major and Minor Signs Before The Day of Judgement Ads by Google When Will The World End? When will the world end?

Will the world end in 21 12 2012?

When will the time come for Dajjal to appear (Dajjal is the Anti Christ)?

When will Imam Mahdi appear?

What do we know about Yajuj and Majuj or Gog and Magog?

Should we be concerned after being reminded nearly every other day about the end of world in 2012?

Should we start to prepare for 2012 and dig out bunkers underground to save ourselves from the events that will take place in 2012?

So many questions, but not enough trustworthy answers. Well, here is where you’ll get it! Especially from an Islamic perspective on the end of the world. My advice is not to worry at all because the world is not going to end on 21/12/2012.

How do i know this and how can i advise you to not worry about this date? I don’t. Only Allah knows.

People who are taking everyone else for a ride think they know, but if no human being knows exactly when the world started, then how can any human know when the world will end?

What do i know is that there is evidence in the Quran and Hadeeth in Islam regarding the matter of the the end of the world.

The Quran states, O Prophet the infidels ask you about the time of Qiyamah (end of the world, the Hour).

So tell them that it’s knowledge is with Allah only. (Surah Luqman) There are many sequences of events,

trials and tribulations to pass before even the start of the end of the world. The date 21st December 2012 is not significant as a date for the world to end, it’s a scaremongering tactic and to make money off foolish, weak people.

Only God knows when the world will end.

There are many things yet to have happened before the beginning of the end.

For example,

one of the most fascinating facts from the Hadeeth (Saheeh Al Bukhari)

is that ‘humans will go into the ancient times where battles will be fought on horses with swords and spears’.

So where will the guns, tanks, submarines and fighter planes go?

Something may happen so that things like these do not work, maybe?

Another fact to remember is that we are still awaiting the arrival of the Dajjal (Antichrist), and not to forget Yajuj and Majuj (Gog and Magog).

What will happen on the 21st December 2012? Should we be worried? What will happen on the 21st December 2012? Should we be worried?

 What Are The Signs Before The End Of The World?

To begin with, if you think about this very carefully,

‘people will walk around nude, but they will be wearing clothes’ . How do we interprete the meaning on the above sentence taken from a hadeeth from Sahih Al Bukhari?

Well, if we look at any magazine, newspaper, internet site we will see men and women fully nude apart from covering their private parts only,

apart from the top shelf magazines and some newspapers with totally nude pictures. If you go to a shopping centre you will notice women walking around wearing clothes that just cover their upper private parts only, and probably a very short skirt or something like hotpants so that they can show off their legs.

Men also walk around in just shorts on beaches, towns and cities when it’s good weather. This sequence has definitely come to pass because nudity is very openly shown on billboards, television, newspapers and magazines, and not to mention the internet. There is no ‘shame’ or ‘shyness’ in some people and society as a whole.

Below i have listed a sequence of events before the end of the world according to Islam from the Holy Quran and Hadeeth .

I am aware that people reading this may be or may not be Muslim, but i think it is very interesting to learn about the different beliefs about the end of the world, especially when you learn about what the Mayans and other predictions produced by people and groups around the world. We may still be a while away from the world ending, especially not on 21/12/2012. It may be that 2/3 of the world population being wiped out by some natural disasters or nuclear war, but NOT the actual end of the world.

A newspaper report about NASA confirming the possibility of the Sun rising from the place of it’s setting. A newspaper report about NASA confirming the possibility of the Sun rising from the place of it’s setting

. Source: ustaadkhan.com

A newspaper report about NASA confirming the possibility of the Sun rising from the place of it's setting.

This is the cleft left behind after the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) split the moon over 1400 years ago! Please copy and paste this link to see for yourself: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap021029.html

This is the cleft left behind after the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) split the moon over 1400 years ago!

Theory About The Sun Rising From

The West Sequences Of Events To Pass Before

The End Of The World In Islam This is a list of a few sequences of events to pass before the end of the world. Some are Major and some are minor.

Most of the minor signs have passed as you may have witnessed things yourself. (This is in no particular order)

Passing of the last Prophet and Messenger –


One of the major signs before the end of the world will be the passing of the last Prophet and Messenger of Allah (God) on earth. As everyone on earth knows, the last Prophet and Messenger of Allah, Muhammad

(pbuh) came and went over 1400 years ago.

The splitting of the moon –

One of the miracles of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was that he split the moon into two parts. Disbelievers claimed it was magic, and did not believe in Islam. This is a hadeeth related to the miracle; Ibn ‘Abbas said,

‘The mushrikeen (polytheists) gathered around the Messenger of Allah and said, ‘If you are telling the truththen split the moon into two parts for us, one half over Abu Qubays and one half over Qu’ayqa’aan (two mountains near Mecca).’ It was a night of a full moon, and Muhammad (pbuh) asked his Lord to give them what they asked for. So the moon split into two halves, one half over Abu Qubays and the other half over Qu’ayqa’aan, and the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, ‘Bear witness.’ The Sun will rise from the West – The Sun will rise from it’s place of setting.

At that time, the Gate of Repentance will be closed forever.

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) mentioned in many Hadeeths about the Sun rising from the West. Allah will order the Sun to rise from the place of it’s setting, so in the morning, it will rise from the place of it’s setting. There is recent a scientific discovery which is called RETROGRADE MOTION. This is when a planet overlaps another planet, and it seems as if the planet is slowing down, stopping and then going backwards. This happens with Mars every two years.

Allah knows,


but this is how it may take place with the Sun. Dajjal will appear – Dajjal will be born between the borders of Syria and Iraq to a poor family. Dajjal will have one eye with which he will see, and the other will look like as if it is hanging like a grape. Dajjal means trickster, fraudster, impostor and liar. Dajjal will be all those things.

Dajjal will claim to be the Lord of the Worlds and will call on people to believe in it. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, ‘Dajjaal is one-eyed, and your Lord is not one-eyed.’Dajjaal is the greatest trial that will ever appear on the face of the Earth! (May Allah portect us from the trial of the Dajjal). A killer will not know why he killed, and the one who was killed will not know why he was killed – As we all know, there are continous wars going on all around the world, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Then there are killings which have happened in the two World Wars. In the news every single day we here deaths of so many people in so many countries from bombings, fighting for land and fighting for politics. Click this link and you find out about the numbers of people killed, who probably had no idea why they were being killed. The slave woman giving birth to her master – This may be slightly difficult to understand. I will try to make it easy.

A woman will be a slave to her own child because the child will be growing free, without a father but the mother stays in bondage. The child’s father is a free man, i.e. not married, and gets intimate with a woman. As we all know, there are huge numbers of children who are without fathers due to no commitment to marriage or family.


The child will be a burden to the mother and the mother will be ruled by her own child. Appearance of women who are clothed yet naked – Women will go out wearing tight and see through clothes displaying the shapes and their private body parts will be showing when they sit and walk. As i have already mentioned above, this is happening right now. If you just step out of your house, and you look around you, you will notice half naked men and especially women walking around. Go to the open shopping centres and you will see the same things in summer.

Go to a nightclub, bar or a public house, you will again see with the naked eye the prevalence of ‘clothed yet naked women walking around’. And then you get the nude women and men in magazines, newspapers, tv, videos, internet, mobile phones etc… it goes on and on.

Pornography is available and promoted openly within all of the medium mentioned above. 15 Signs of the Last Day by Abdur-Raheem Green First page from the Surah Al Baqarah First page from the Surah Al Baqarah End of Part One Because this is such a huge subject, i have decided to publish it in 3 different parts so you can understand all the events that will lead up to the end of the world. Completing it in 3 parts will make it easy to read and understand too. The end of the world is not far; we don’t know what’s going to happen in 2012 if anything, maybe nothing will happen, but remember this, ONLY ALLAH KNOWS WHEN THE WORLD WILL END and we shouldn’t be indulging ourselves in thinking about it too much, rather we should indulge in OUR OWN DEATH,

because we could DIE any time,



but will we be ready for DEATH???






pray…and pray…..for Allah S.W.T





Wreaths and Bows of Lebanon


Wreaths and bows are everywhere these days. Every December they pop up in towns, on houses and even cars.  They seem to be multiplying.  I took a tour of the wreaths and bows of Lebanon today.  It was a beautiful December afternoon.  The sun warmed the streets and buildings with its rays.  The sky was the perfect blue.   The only thing missing was snow.

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