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Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org
St. Emma of Austria - Hemma, also called Emma of Gurk, was born Countess of Zeltschach to a noble family called Peilenstein in present-day Pilštanj, Slovenia. They were related to the Liutpoldings of Bavaria and thus to Emperor Henry II. She was brought up at the Imperial court in Bamberg by the Empress Saint Cunigunde. She married Count Wilhelm of Friesach and of the Sanngau, by whom she had two sons, Hartwig and Wilhelm. Both of her sons and her husband were murdered, the latest of them probably in 1036. Hemma became wealthy through inheritance upon the death of her husband and sons.
Countess Hemma used her great wealth for the benefit of the poor and was already venerated as a saint during her lifetime. In addition, she founded ten churches throughout present-day Carinthia, Austria. In 1043 she founded the Benedictine double monastery of Gurk Abbey, where she withdrew during the last years of her life.
After her death, Gurk Abbey was dissolved by the Archbishop of Salzburg, Gebhard, who instead used the funds to set up the Diocese of Gurk-Klagenfurt in 1072. Admont Abbey, another Benedictine foundation in Austria, was founded in 1074 by the same Gebhard, and also owes its existence to Hemma's wealth.
Since 1174 Hemma has been buried in the crypt of Gurk Cathedral, of which she is accounted the founder. She was beatified on 21 November 1287 and canonised on 5 January 1938 by Pope Pius XI. Her feast day is 27 June.
Hemma is the patron saint of the Diocese of Gurk-Klagenfurt as well as of the Austrian state of Carinthia, and her intercession is sought for childbirth and diseases of the eye.
Chris Austria works for the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda. This haven is home to 48 orphaned chimpanzees that have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. They live on 95 acres of forest habitat. The sanctuary was founded in 1998 by Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of founding trustees.
Originally from San Francisco, California, Chris has worked with tigers, lions, leopards, birds of prey, and a variety of animals for many years at Marine World Africa U.S.A., Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California and the San Francisco Zoo.
Chris grew up in a music family. His father was a violinist in the San Francisco Symphony for 35 years, and his mother was a flamenco guitarist. In addition to his work with animals, Chris was the director of music licensing for Independent Distribution Collective in San Francisco and managed the music licensing catalogue and placed music in TV, Film, and video games.
Chris has been a tiger analyst for the ABC TV Network and worked with the World Wildlife Fund’s Bay Area regional office in prospect research and fundraising events.
A few years ago, Chris moved to Ethiopia to work for a wildlife conservation organization, focusing on protecting the wildlife in eastern Ethiopia. He recently moved to Rwanda to work on conservation and eco-tourism projects there.
To connect with Chris Austria online, please visit his website: www.chrisaustria.com
In a dramatic start in turn one, Mercedes AMG driver Nico Rosberg, got out in front of pole sitter Lewis Hamilton, and drove all the way to the finish line, at the Formula One Grand Prix, in Austria. It was a must win race for Rosberg, and in his mind, there was no doubt that he could win. Rosberg’s closest competition since the start of the season has been championship leader and teammate, Lewis Hamilton, followed by fellow German and four-time champion, Sebastian Vettel. Neither if the champions could catch Rosberg on the track or throw him off his game.
In a desperate bid to win and stay in championship contention, Rosberg did not let anything faze him until the last few laps of the race when he was heard on team radio nervously telling his team he felt vibrations, and asking them to keep an eye on it. Rosberg’s lead was never in jeopardy as he drove a steady, and confident race. This is Rosberg’s third win of the season, and closes the gap between him and Hamilton to, 10-points for the driver’s championship.
Lewis Hamilton, in spite of a five-second penalty for crossing the white line going into the pit lane, held on to a second place win. All week long, Hamilton had been experiencing issues with the set-up of the car, but still managed to achieve pole. Hamilton congratulated his teammate for the win and is looking forward to his home race at Silverstone, in Great Britain.
Surprisingly, Williams-Martini driver Felipe Massa was third on the podium, his first of the season, while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel came in fourth and Massa’s teammate at Williams, Valtteri Bottas was fifth.
Winning in Austria was very much connected to Rosberg’s sense of pride. The Austrian Grand Prix was as close to his birthplace of Germany, as he will get all season, and winning there, was important to him.
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Hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard from Wild 4 Washington Wine get "GROOVY" with GRUNER. They head to Austria on The Wine Muse World Tour to taste the Biohof Pratsch Gruner Veltliner.
After Austria, the hosts will return to the States for an interview with Washington winemaker and owner of Syncline Wine, James Mantone.
Grab a glass of Gruner and join them.
Here's a fantastic article about Gruner on Wine Folly.
Happy Thanksgiving! In this week’s segment of The Neonicotinoid View, host June Stoyer and Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald discuss interesting facts about bees and Thanksgiving, Bayer's multi-billion-dollar balancing act, research linking butterfly decline in UK by neonicotinoids and efforts in Quebec, Canada to impose strict regulations on pesticides. Stay tuned!
“The Neonicotinoid View”, which is produced by The Organic View Radio Show is unique, weekly program that explores the impact of neonicotinoids on the environment. Tune in each week as June and Tom explore the latest research and news from the beekeeping community.
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Hr1 President Obama says he’ll rebuke ISIS by talking about climate change
Talking Thanksgiving (and Christmas) traditions with media personality Xander Gibb #Xandermonium.
And President Obama's Medal of Freedom recipients. Did you get one?
Hr2 Washington DC police chief says should a Paris-style attack occur, citizens should take action to stop attackers. That's great! Maybe she should think about allowing citizens to be armed.
Some students at Vanderbilt University are calling for black conservative Carol Swain’s head, accusing her, a law professor, of “unprofessional intimidation on social media, discriminatory practices in the classroom, and unclear representation as a Public Figure with invocations of the Vanderbilt name on her Facebook page,” and other acts. Basically... she said something liberals don’t like.
Obama will not read intelligence reports on groups he does not consider to be terrorists, according to journalist Sharyl Attkisson. Dangerous arrogance.
Yes, we still have free speech AND religious freedom, and it IS ok to say Merry Christmas!
Hrt3 Atheists not even based in Texas demand the city of Port Neches remove a cross on display at a tax-funded park or hide it. Christians (and possibly unbelieving freedom lovers) refuse to give in to either option.
Some lessons are hard-learned. Austria teen ISIS bride has been beaten to death trying to escape. So sad.
As part of an event on diversity and inclusion in the labor movement, professors at Cornell University displayed cartoons depicting Republicans as knife-wielding terrorists, raving lunatics, and even molesters.
EMU speaker tells students France brought terrorist attacks on itself.
Obama says Americans having guns is worse than Islamic terrorism.
Washington Post forgot to fact check themselves before criticizing Trump and Carson. Oops!
This year, there was a shortage of Thanksgiving turkeys because of the bird flu. In light of this shortage, there are many options for enjoying family meals without using meat or animal parts. When you make your own food from scratch, it is not only more economical but it helps you to connect with your food, where it comes from and who is growing it. The more that people choose to shop consciously, the better it is for the environment. Only when people understand the devastation caused by factory farms operating in a monoculture environment will they understand just how devastating the impact. That is why more and more people are making the transition to veganism. Plant based diets are not only more humane, they are healthier! In Dreena Burton's Let Them Eat Vegan: 200 Deliciously Satisfying Plant-Strong Recipes for the Whole Family you will find a myriad of easy to make, delectable recipes ranging from soups and burgers to wraps and ice cream! What is especially great about this book is that the recipes are not only plant based but have handy options for raw and gluten-free! Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by special guest, Dreena Burton to discuss her new book, Let them Eat Vegan! Stay tuned! Do you like FREE stuff? Tune in to The Organic View Radio Show, Mon-Fri@6pm Eastern and visit our contest section at www.theorganicview.com/contests to win one of our monthly prizes! Today’s show is sponsored by Austria’s Finest Naturally Authentic Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Seed Oil from the Steiermark available at OrganicUniverse.com. Listeners of TheOrganicView can receive $1 off their purchase by using the coupon code "orgview". For more offers, please visit our website at www.theorganicview.com
Semir Sam Osmanagich is Bosnian-born Houston (USA) resident author, researcher and businessman. He discovered an ancient pyramid complex in Visoko, Bosnia-Herzegovina consisting, to date, of ten artificial structures: the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun, the Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon, the Bosnian Pyramid of Love, the Bosnian Pyramid of the Dragon, the Temple of Mother Earth, Vratnica Tumulus, Dolovi Tumulus, Ginje Tumulus, KTK Tunnel, and Ravne Tunnel Labyrinth.
First International Scientific Conference about Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids was held in Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina) in August 25-30, 2008 (www.icbp.ba) with 55 leading experts from Egypt, Russia, China, Poland, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Croatia, Austria, Montenegro and Bosnia giving full support to Osmanagich's efforts and recommending establishment of the Center for Pyramid Studies in Bosnia.
Sam Osmanagich authored and narrated a 12-episode documentary "Search for Lost Civilization" for the state Bosnian television FTVBiH (2007) which was based on his book: "Civilizations Before the Official History" (2005) and filmed in Peru, Bolivia, Easter Island, Costa Rica, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Malta, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon.
Pilgrimage is an inner and outer spiritual journey. Christine Valters Paintner, online Abbess at abbeyofthearts.com joins me to discuss her newest book, Soul of a Pilgrim, and give us insight into how creative spiritual practices can bring us closer to the Divine Presence in our lives. This interview originally aired on Empower Radio.
Christine Valters Paintner, PhD is the online Abbess at abbeyofthearts.com, a global, virtual monastery offering online retreats and live pilgrimages in Ireland, Germany, and Austria. She is the author of nine books on contemplative practice and creative expression. She is a Benedictine Oblate, writer, artist, spiritual director, retreat facilitator, teacher, and pilgrimage guide. Her fields of expertise include Christian spiritual practices, monastic spirituality, and the expressive arts.