Twitter s’ouvre à la publicité pour gagner de l’argentÉtats-Unis – Le service de microblogging Twitter veut dégager des revenus. Pour ce faire, la start-up californienne fait une offre aux annonceurs. Créé en 2006, Twitter est l’un des sites Internet les plus visités au monde. Il revendique aujourd’hui plusieurs dizaines de millions d’utilisateurs dans le monde. Afin d’être rentable, la firme basée à San Francisco a annoncé hier qu’elle décidait d’intégrer à ses flux de microblogging des tweets publicitaires. Ces messages promotionnels, payés par des annonceurs, seront diffusés sur les blogs.Le réseau social autorise ainsi entreprises et organisations à communiquer auprès d’une vaste communauté. Chaque utilisateur pourra, de plus, faire la promotion d’une annonce qui lui plaît en la diffusant sur son blog.L’intérêt pour Twitter est évident : être rémunéré. Les annonceurs, quant à eux, n’auront pas à payer si leurs publicités ne circulent pas. Enfin, les utilisateurs auront pour leur part la possibilité de supprimer le tweet promotionnel, ou de le diffuser.Le 14 avril 2010 à 10:19 • Emmanuel Perrin read more
‘Beetlejuice,’ ‘The Warriors’ Get the Waxwork Records TreatmentVinyl Record Sales Show No Signs of Slowing in 2019 While you’re at it, Sumthing Else Music Works is also releasing the soundtrack to Halo Wars 2’s first expansion “Halo Wars 2: Awakening The Nightmare, which can be pre-ordered here and will be available on September 26th. This expansion is shaping up to easily be one of the most intense the series has ever seen. The expansion features a new campaign, two multiplayer leaders, two new multiplayer maps, and Terminus Firefight. This is a pretty unique cooperative mode where players build both bases and armies to defend and survive against an onslaught of enemy forces. The expansion is due out on September 26th exclusively on Xbox One and Windows 10.Definitely jump on the vinyl today while it’s still available! If you ever wanted to get your blood pumping for anything, this is the soundtrack for it! My favorite track is Tactical Error which sounds like the Blue Men Group are battling it out for their lives somewhere out in Australia. Believe me, when I say, this is a superb purchase!Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Sumthing Else Music Works has been acquiring some the best video game soundtracks for a while now and making them available for us to instantly download. With titles such as Resident Evil and Jet Set Radio, it’s hard not to build a collection of some of your favorites. But for me, it’s the Halo franchise that sticks out the most when discussing original and iconic soundtracks that are beautifully orchestrated.That’s why I’m excited to announce that Sumthing Else Music Works is doing “sumthing” special with the release of the Halo Wars 2 original soundtrack. It’s going crimson vinyl! That’s right Halo fans! Sumthing Else Music Works is doing a limited edition run for the Halo Wars 2 OST on two red marbled LP’s. You can get them right here!The two vinyls are accompanied by this intense gatefold which features new artwork for the vinyl release and includes a free digital download card as well. This release features the original scores by composing team Gordy Haab, Brian Trifon and Brian Lee White, the soundtracks for Halo Wars 2 build on the legendary legacy of Halo music by Martain O’Donnell, Michael Salvatori, and other great composers.Since most games are going digital these days, a gamers collection can look a tad thinned out. But let’s face it; most game covers and the slips that accompanied said games never offered anything interesting. This is where vinyl steps in! It just looks nice in any fans collection. (especially when it comes in red marble.) read more
Friends made lunches and dinners for Vancouver’s Heidi and Rodger O’Connor. It was the winter of 2017, and the couple’s son, 18-year-old Austin Timpe, was missing.They started around 7 a.m. every day, making coffee and sorting through messages and tips they received. Rodger O’Connor, Timpe’s stepfather, made spreadsheets to organize everything. Timpe’s mother contacted news outlets and the FBI during the nearly weeklong search for her son.Rodger O’Connor, 53, even attempted to drive to the Mount Vernon area, where Timpe had gone missing. He stopped short in Olympia, realizing, as Heidi O’Connor said, that “this is like looking for a needle in a haystack.” During that time, the couple pulled 14-hour days assisting in the search for their son.“As the days keep going, and you have no information, you start to lose hope,” said Heidi O’Connor, 50.Timpe wasn’t a runaway, and he wasn’t kidnapped. Just before he went missing, he had been placed under the care of the state. He was in a car crash in spring 2016, and the brain trauma he suffered led to him being diagnosed with schizophrenia.Timpe is now 19, and since his diagnosis, he and his mother have traversed a legal and medical system they feel has failed in its care for Timpe and the seriously mentally ill in Washington. Timpe has been hospitalized seven times and sent to jail three times. read more
By Sulayman BahGambia has sealed a place in the All-Africa Games after being cleared by Africa Volleyball Confederation (AVC).Confirmation of the country’s qualification follows ruling the by AVC after Gambia tied with Sierra Leone and Senegal on five points each during the qualifiers held in Dakar.For a tie, ruling is based on rally point ratio and Gambia breezed into the All-Africa Games beach volleyball books having finished 2nd in the men category but third in the female events.Confederation of Africa Volleyball May Alla said of Gambia’s feat in Zone II: ‘We are so very proud of Gambia and the success that Beach Volleyball is witnessing in the Gambia.’Gambia is a candidate for the ANOCA Solidarity Support, according to the Gambia Volley body.]]> read more
It’s a list with lots of slots, including “Wild” in two formats, two versions of Dan Brown’s “Inferno” and four takes on “The Hunger Games” franchise.That leaves 24 other slots for best-selling thrillers and books about pop-culture icons and even a landmark TV series.They add up to 32 different categories of “most popular” titles distributed by the Fort Vancouver library system in 2013.While they include the traditional categories of users (adults, young adults, children) and genres (fiction, nonfiction), the categories also illustrate the expanded formats available to library borrowers. Large-print publications and audio books have been around for a while. So have DVDs: “Downton Abbey” led that category in 2013.Now the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District offers online downloads from two different providers for e-readers.And take-home technology known as Playaway has become popular now, said Meg Zaleski, the collection management coordinator for the library systemThe audio version is an MP3-type device that is loaded with one recorded book.“Unlike CDs, which can get scratches, these are almost indestructible,” Zaleski said.And unlike CDs, which might require 10 discs to narrate a complete book, the Playaway audio device contains the entire volume.“They do need headphones or ear buds, which aren’t included, but they’re great for walking or when you’re doing housework or gardening,” Zaleski said.The video Playaway device measures about 4 inches by 3 inches and is an inch thick.The Playaway videos in the Fort Vancouver collection are mostly children’s titles, Zaleski said.Updated checkout numbers for individual titles are not available, but the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District circulated more than 3.5 million items in 2012, the most recent year for which complete statistics are available.The system’s collection includes more than 750,000 books, magazines, videotapes, DVDs, audio-book CDs and Playaway devices.And regardless of the format, Zaleski reminded, they’re all checked out for the same span: “Three weeks.”LIBRARY CHECKOUTSAdultsFiction: “Alex Cross, Run” by James Patterson.Nonfiction: “Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife” by Eben Alexander.Biography: “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed.Large-print: “Inferno” by Dan Brown.CD audio book: “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett.Audio Playaway: “The Storm” by Clive Cussler.DVD: “Downton Abbey.”Young adultsFiction: “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins.Nonfiction: “Guinness World Records, 2013 Gamer’s Edition” by Craig Glenday.Biography: “Taylor Swift” by Andrew Vaughan.CD audio book: “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins.Audio Playaway: “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins.DVD: “Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination.”ChildrenFiction: “Thea Stilton and the Mystery on the Orient Express” by Thea Stilton.Nonfiction: “Garfield, Lard of the Jungle” by Jim Davis.Biography: “Who Was Dr. Seuss?” by Janet Pascal.CD audio book: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel” by Jeff Kinney.Audio Playaway: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever” by Jeff Kinney.Video Playaway: “Arthur’s Adventures.”DVD: “VeggieTales.”DIGITAL DOWNLOADSOverDriveAdult fiction: “Inferno” by Dan Brown.Adult nonfiction: “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg.Young adult fiction: “Elite” by Kiera Cass.Young adult nonfiction: “One Direction” by One Direction.Children’s fiction: “Big Nate Makes the Grade” by Lincoln Peirce.Children’s nonfiction: “Jokelopedia” by Eva Blank.Axis360Adult fiction: “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn.Adult nonfiction: “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed.Young adult fiction: “Divergent” by Veronica Roth.Young adult nonfiction: “Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion” by Kate Egan.Children’s fiction: “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio.Children’s nonfiction: “Steve Jobs: American Genius” by Amanda Ziller. read more
Hyderabad : A snatcher by posing himself as police snatched a gold chain from the complainants neck in Hyderabad on Thursday latenight hours. According to police the incident occurred at the NIMS gate in Panjagutta. Ravichander Singh who is a private employee bought the chain on Thursday afternoon by spending Rs 30,000. He came to NIMS hospital to see his relatives who was undergoing treatment. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us At 10 pm he came out and stood at the NIMS gate. Suddenly a person rushed to him and started beating him by posing himself as police and snatched the chain and absconded from the spot. On receiving complaint through Dial 100, police rushed to the spot and collected evidences from him and verifying CCTV footage to identify the culprit. By registering a case police are investigating. read more
1,700 more dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrsDengue cases are still surging across the country as 1,712 more people were hospitalised with the mosquito-borne virus in 24 hours till 8:00am on Thursday, reports UNB.Of them, 1,150 dengue cases were reported in the capital alone, manifesting that the city is apparently in the grip of a serious outbreak of dengue fever. Three of these patients were suffering from dengue hemorrhagic or severe dengue.On Wednesday, the number of dengue cases all over the country was 1,477, while 1,300 on Tuesday 1,096 on Monday, indicating a gradual rise in dengue infection, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).Currently, 5,838 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals across the country, it said.From 1 January till the date, 19,517 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals while 13,661 of them released after treatment.According to the DGHS data, 14 dengue patients died during the same period, but the unofficial death toll is much higher.Most of the public hospitals in the capital are finding it difficult to accommodate so many people coming to them with dengue fever, and Dhaka Medical College Hospital is bearing the brunt as 222 out of current 1,150 patients in the capital are receiving treatment there for dengue fever.Health and urban experts are warning that that the situation in rural areas may worsen as many residents of the city carrying the dengue virus will travel to villages to celebrate the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.Amid the growing concerns over the spread of the disease, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said the prevailing dengue situation is alarming and difficult to deal with, but not out of control yet.“We’ve taken this as a challenge. We’ll face the situation under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina,” he said while delivering his speech at a photo show organised by Bangladesh Awami Jubo League, marking the Month of Mourning, at Bangladesh Shilapakala Academy in the capital.Meanwhile, Dhaka South City Corporation mayor Syeed Khokon said the DSCC is expected to be free from the dengue menace in the first week of September.Talking to reporters at the Secretariat, he also claimed that they have managed to free DSCC’s 11 wards from dengue.Amid media reports on short supply of kits to detect dengue, health minister Zahid Maleque on Thursday said there will be no crisis of such kits in the country.Talking to reporters after an inter-ministerial at the Secretariat, he also said all the civil surgeons across the country have been on high alert to tackle the dengue situation.According to reports reaching the UNB news desk, a number of people were infected with dengue fever anew across the country.In Cumilla, a total of 11 new dengue patients were hospitalised in the last 24 hours until Thursday noon raising the total number to 65.In Khagrachhari, 11 people, including a child, were admitted to Sadar Hospital with dengue virus in the last four days while four were discharged after their recovery.In Chandpur, 11 dengue patients, including three women, were admitted to Sadar Hospital in last 24 hours while a total of 18 dengue patients are undergoing treatment there.In Kurigram, 24 people were affected with dengue in the last nine days. Of them, 15 are receiving treatment presently at Sadar Hospital.In Bagerhat, nine dengue patients were admitted to the hospitals in between 27 July and 31 July, and eight of them returned back home after treatment, said civil surgeon GKM Samsuzzaman. He suggested all to use mosquito net to prevent the spread of the disease.In Magura, eight people, including two women, were admitted to Sadar Hospital over the last two days, said civil surgeon Pradip Kumar Saha.In Pirojpur, nine people were admitted to different hospitals in the district with dengue virus in the last three days.In Satkhira, at least 28 dengue cases were reported in the district as of Thursday noon and eight of them are undergoing treatment at Sadar Hospital, said civil surgeon Sheikh Abu Sahin. read more
Lukas Schulze/Getty ImagesTrains with scrap metal stay in front of the Huettenwerk Krupp Mannesmann GmbH steel mill in Duisburg, Germany. President Trump is expected to order tariffs on aluminum and steel imports as early as Thursday.President Trump is expected to sign a formal order imposing steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum as early as Thursday. It’s the boldest move to date for the president who campaigned on a protectionist platform sharply at odds with Republicans’ free-trade orthodoxy.“We’re going to build our steel industry back, and we’re going to build our aluminum industry back,” Trump said when he first announced the proposed tariffs on March 1. He also said, “They’ve been horribly treated by other countries, and they have not been properly represented. More importantly, because of that, workers in our country have not been properly represented.”Trump’s plan calls for a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent levy on imported aluminum. Although the president prefers to apply the tariffs on imports from any country, some exceptions could be made.“There are potential carve-outs for Mexico and Canada, based on national security, and possibly for other countries as well,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday.Canada is the leading supplier of imported steel and aluminum to the U.S., accounting for 16 percent of imported steel and 41 percent of imported aluminum, as CNBC has reported.Domestic steelworkers applauded the president’s move.“Everybody’s just happy,” said Mark Goodfellow, head of the Steelworkers Local 420A in Massena, N.Y., where Alcoa employs about 500 people. “It feels like the American worker is getting a break and finally getting a shot to compete on a level playing field.”U.S. Steel announced plans to restart one of two idle blast furnaces in Granite City, Ill., and call back some 500 workers.Both the steel and aluminum industries have been under heavy pressure from imports. In recommending tariffs or quotas, the Commerce Department noted that employment in the domestic steel industry has shrunk by 35 percent in the last two decades, while the aluminum industry shed nearly 60 percent of its jobs between 2013 and 2016.“Those are bedrock, backbone industries of this country,” said White House trade adviser Peter Navarro. “And the president is going to defend them against what is basically a flood of imports that have pushed out American workers, aluminum smelters. And we can’t afford to lose them.”Authority for the tariffs comes from a seldom-used law from the 1960s that’s designed to protect domestic industries deemed vital to national defense.But Defense Secretary James Mattis questioned that premise, noting that military demand for steel and aluminum can be met with just 3 percent of domestic production. What’s more, unless the U.S. declares war on its neighbor to the north, metal supplies from Canada are not likely to be compromised.Experts say the real challenge for industry is China, which produces almost as much steel in a month as the U.S. does all year. But the U.S. has already imposed anti-dumping measures against Chinese producers, and relatively little Chinese metal flows directly into the U.S. market.“Even though China’s over-capacity is weighing down global prices, it’s not the direct cause of a loss of our aluminum and steel industries,” Navarro said. “The direct cause is simply the foreign steel that crosses our borders. And that is what we must stop.”Critics worry that tariffs will increase costs for businesses and consumers and could spark retaliation from America’s trading partners. Republican lawmakers have been urging the White House to adopt a more surgical approach, including carve-outs for U.S. allies such as Canada.“If these tariffs are implemented with a broad brush, it will have the potential to backfire, cost us jobs at home, force consumers to pay higher prices for goods, and ultimately hurt our economy,” warned Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., chairman of the Joint Economic Committee.The tariffs have also caused friction within the administration. Trump’s top economic adviser and free-trade advocate Gary Cohn announced his resignation on Tuesday.“President Trump is a unique negotiator,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said this week, as Radio Iowa reported. “Sometimes he keeps people off balance, even his own staff.”Many farmers are heavily dependent on export markets and could be hard-hit by a trade war. Asked for his advice, Perdue chuckled softly and said, “Pray.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share read more
Want to help your neighborhood gain control over its own destiny?Want to help the next generation understand what civic pride and action mean? Then we need YOU to step up!Howard Park is about to begin a housing survey and needs to know the number of vacant houses, vacant lots and nuisance houses in the neighborhoods.The intent is to teach students from the Service Learning Program to map this information.The data they gather will appear on an electronically generated map. (An example is shown below) The X’s show vacant houses, the small circles show nuisance housing–The students will use their cell phones, or tablets or computers to gather and enter this data.Volunteers are needed to provide guidance in gathering information, maintaining safety and reminders of the importance of their work.The time investment is estimated to be around 5-10 flexible hours per week.Volunteers will be trained in all necessary skills, mostly on Saturdays; but weekdays may also be required. They must also pass a background check since they will be working with school age children.For more information, visit howardparkca.org. read more
Although the scientists here focused on the case of water, competing quantum effects have been identified in a variety of simulations involving light nuclei, and could help explain their quantum behavior.”The results we present here give further support to the concept of competing quantum effects, which can now probably be deemed established,” said coauthor Roberto Senesi at the University of Rome Tor Vergata in Rome, Italy. “Furthermore, the procedure we follow in analyzing experimental data makes it possible to extract as much information as possible–namely the anisotropy of the environment of protons–from a very delicate experiment.”This provides one more tool for helping researchers to gain knowledge of the nuclear quantum effects on the local hydrogen environment, which is necessary to achieve a complete understanding of reaction mechanisms in chemical reactions involving hydrogen–which include acid-base chemistry as well as many enzymatic reactions.”In the future, the researchers hope that instrument upgrades planned on VESUVIO will enable them to make measurements with greater precision of both light and heavy atoms, which would provide additional quantitative information on the momentum distribution and other particle properties.”We plan to extend the work to light water and other tetrahedrally structured systems, as well as to materials where the motion of light components, such as lithium, is greatly influenced by quantum effects,” Ceriotti said. “To achieve these goals, it will be important to improve even further our control over the theoretical and experimental techniques, so as to achieve a level of accuracy sufficient to capture the subtle changes in kinetic energy upon reaction or phase transformation.” More information: Giovanni Romanelli, et al. “Direct Measurement of Competing Effects on the Kinetic Energy of Heavy Water upon Melting.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2013, 4, 3251-3256. DOI: 10.1021/jz401538r © 2013 Phys.org. All rights reserved. Competing quantum effects partially cancel each other out, which explains why the melting and boiling points of light water differ very little from those of heavy water. Credit: ©2013 American Chemical Society. Iceberg photo by NOAA’s National Ocean Service, commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Iceberg_-_NOAA.jpg (Phys.org) —Quantum mechanics plays an important role in determining the structure and dynamics of water, down to the level of the atomic nuclei. Sometimes, nuclear quantum effects (NQEs) along different molecular axes compete with each other and partially cancel each other out. This phenomenon is thought to play a role in determining the melting and boiling temperatures of water. Now for the first time, scientists have experimentally observed that two large components of NQEs partially cancel each other out to result in a small net effect on the melting and boiling points of water. SBU researchers discover significant water anomaly Explore further Journal information: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters The researchers, Giovanni Romanelli and coauthors at institutions in Italy, France, and the UK, have published their study, “Direct Measurement of Competing Effects on the Kinetic Energy of Heavy Water upon Melting,” in a recent issue of The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.To measure this phenomenon of competing quantum effects, the researchers used deep inelastic neutron scattering (DINS), a process that involves deflecting neutrons off the atomic nuclei, where the angle of deflection provides information about how the nuclei behave during the scattering process. The only instrument suitable to perform measurements of the nuclei’s momentum distribution using this technique is the VESUVIO spectrometer at the pulsed neutron source ISIS, located at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK. Using these measurements, supported by computer simulations, the researchers could directly verify the existence of competing NQEs. Specifically, one NQE is associated with motion perpendicular to the plane of the water molecule, while another NQE is associated with motion parallel to the hydrogen bond. The experimental observations clearly confirm concepts that were previously introduced by theory.”Theoretical analysis and indirect experimental evidence—such as the shift of vibrational peaks in infrared spectroscopy–suggested the concept of competing quantum effects,” coauthor Michele Ceriotti at the University of Oxford in the UK told Phys.org. “This study provides a very direct demonstration of this concept, by measuring the change of the quantum kinetic energy of deuterium and oxygen in heavy water upon melting. A degree of competition between different components of nuclear quantum effects can be expected in most hydrogen-bonded systems, and this work demonstrates the possibility of accessing this information directly by deep inelastic neutron scattering experiments.”In this case of water, the competing quantum effects lead to the somewhat surprising result that the melting and boiling temperatures of light (ordinary) water differ very little from those of heavy water. Because heavy water contains deuterium, which is twice as heavy as the hydrogen contained in ordinary water, one might expect that NQEs would affect them very differently. In reality, their melting temperatures differ by less than 4 K and their boiling temperatures differ by even less. This small difference occurs due to the fact that one NQE increases as the other decreases, resulting in a small net effect. 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Kolkata: An app-cab driver was arrested for allegedly misbehaving with a woman on Saturday night. According to the police, while having a conflict over a cab booking cancellation, the accused driver had used abusive language against the young woman.Sources informed that the young woman was going home in South Kolkata with a friend, in his car. Near Beliaghata Crossing, the car broke down. As she was getting late, her friend suggested her to book a cab. Accordingly, the woman booked a cab. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAs per her version to the police, the cab had arrived a bit late at the pickup point. She alleged that when she questioned the driver Gajendranath Mishra about the cause of delay, he misbehaved with her. When she and her friend protested, Gajendra refused to take her as a passenger and cancelled the booking.As the minimum time for cancellation was over, a token amount was deducted.Immediately the woman protested as her money was deducted. It was alleged that when she was asking him to refund the money, Gajendra tried to drive away from the place. When her friend tried to stop him, Gajendra pushed him.Immediately, both the complainants approached Beliaghata Traffic Guard for help. Hearing details of the incident, officers of the traffic guard detained Gajendra. Later, he was handed over to the Bidhannagar South police station.Following a complaint submitted by the woman, Gajendra was arrested on charges of intent to outrage the modesty of a woman. read more
Kolkata: The body of a naked young woman was found from the adjacent area of Howrah bus terminus, late on Thursday night. Some local inhabitants saw her lying there unconsciously and informed the police. According to sources, on Thursday night some bus drivers and conductors saw the woman lying near the bus terminus. When they went close, they saw that she was naked. Immediately, they arranged some blankets and went to rescue her. But when they tried to pull her up, they understood that she had died. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataImmediately, Golabari police station was informed. Later, police recovered the body and sent it for autopsy examination. Though primarily it was suspected that she might have been raped and murdered, but after the autopsy, doctors provided a primary opinion and said no sign of any sexual assault could be found. According to police sources, in the primary opinion, it has been found that there were several injury marks on the body which seemed to have occurred due to an accident. Sleuths also came to know that several people had seen the woman roaming aimlessly inside Howrah station in the last few days. It is suspected that she was a vagabond and somehow came there a few days ago. On Thursday night, she may have been hit by a passing vehicle, which killed her. Police are checking footages from nearby CCTV cameras for clues. As of now, no foul play could be suspected. read more
John Nelson illustrated the “Breathing Earth”, which are two animated GIFs he designed to visualize what a year’s worth of earth’s seasonal transformations look like from outer space. Nelson–a data visualizer, stitched together from NASA’s website, 12 cloud-free satellite photographs taken each month over the course of a year. Once the images were put together in a sequence, the mesmerizing animations showed how as the climate changes, the planet comes alive. Earth appears to breathe when ice cover grows and melts – in and out, in and out.What is Gaia?James Lovelock published a book in 1979 about the earth acting as a single system – it is a coherent, self-regulated, assemblage of physical, chemical, geological, and biological forces that interact to maintain a unified whole balanced between the input of energy from the sun and the thermal sink of energy into space.The truly startling component of the Gaia hypothesis is the idea that the earth is a single living entity.The connectedness of all thingsThe idea of the earth acting as a single system has stimulated a new awareness of the connectedness of all things and the impact that man has on global processes.Everything that happens on the planet – the deforestation/reforestation of trees, the increase/decrease of emissions of carbon dioxide, the removal or planting of croplands – all have an affect on our planet. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Today is International Mother Earth Day – Gaia Day.Gaia is the ancient Greek goddess of the earth – the great Mother Goddess. She is Earth itself.Throughout history, the concept of Mother Earth has been a part of human culture in one form or another.What if the earth is ‘alive’?Contrary to the common belief that the earth is simply a dense planet whose only function is a resource for its inhabitants, our planet is in fact a living, breathing organism. When we think of the earth holistically, as one living entity, instead of the sum of its parts, it takes on a new meaning.Earth’s seasonal transformations read more
MONTREAL (AP) — A judge has awarded more than $15 billion Canadian (US$12 billion) to Quebec smokers in a case that pitted them against three giant tobacco companies. The case is believed to be the biggest class-action lawsuit ever seen in Canada.Superior Court Justice Brian Riordan said in his decision released late Monday that by choosing not to inform health authorities or the public directly of what they knew, the companies chose profits over the health of their customers. The judgment calls on the companies to issue initial compensation of more than $1 billion Canadian (US$800 million) in the next 60 days, regardless of whether they elect to appeal. The judge will decide at a later date how to distribute those funds.JTI-Macdonald, Imperial Tobacco and Rothmans, Benson & Hedges said they will appeal.The Quebec case marked the first time tobacco companies had gone to trial in a civil lawsuit in Canada and involved two separate groups of plaintiffs: some of whom became seriously ill from smoking and others who said they couldn’t quit.Riordan denounced the firms’ actions.“The companies earned billions of dollars at the expense of the lungs, the throats and the general well-being of their customers,” he wrote. “If the companies are allowed to walk away unscathed now, what would be the message to other industries that today or tomorrow find themselves in a similar moral conflict?”More than 1 million Quebecers were represented and argued the companies were liable because they knew they were putting out a harmful product and hid the health effects of tobacco.Lise Balais, who lost her husband to lung cancer, said she waited for a ruling for 17 years. Her husband had tried to quit five or six times in 14 years but couldn’t. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement The industry argued people knew about the risks of smoking and that the products were sold legally and with federal government approval and strict regulation.“These cases are far from over,” RBH spokeswoman Anne Edwards said in a statement. “We will vigorously appeal this lower court’s judgment.”JTI-Macdonald said Canadians have been well aware of the health risks since the 1950s and health warnings have been on packages for more than 40 years.The three firms will split the payout according to responsibility set out by the court — 67 percent will fall to Imperial Tobacco, 20 percent to Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, and 13 percent to JTI-Macdonald.“These three companies lied to their customers for 50 years and hurt their right to life,” Andre Lesperance, one of the lawyers representing the plaintiffs, said Monday. “It’s a great victory for victims as well as for society in general.”The trial stemmed from two cases that were originally filed separately in 1998 before being certified and consolidated in 2005. The case began sitting in 2012.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Top holiday drink recipes How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Sponsored Stories Comments Share Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober read more
Some like it not: Marilyn Monroe statue has church venting This Thursday, June 7, 2018 photo shows Seward Johnson’s “Forever Marilyn” sculpture in Latham Park in Stamford, Conn. The 26-foot statue that was newly installed in the park is scandalizing some because her rear end is facing the entrance of the First Congregational Church. (Matthew Brown/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP) HARTFORD, Conn. – Marilyn Monroe’s rear is getting some leers in Connecticut.A 26-foot statue of the actress has been placed in a Stamford park across the street from a church, which is getting a full view of her behind. It depicts the famous scene from 1955’s “The Seven Year Itch” where Monroe holds down her white dress as air blows up from a subway grate.The back of the statue showing her underwear is clearly visible from the front of the First Congregational Church of Stamford. Some passersby this week said it was disrespectful to the church.Most church members have yet to see the statue because it was put up Monday as part of a citywide art display. But it is sure to spark conversation when they return for Sunday worship, said church member Maureen Matthews.“I think some people will be offended,” said Matthews, who is not bothered by the statue. “It is silly. There are bigger issues to worry about. But I’ll be interested to see how people talk about it on Sunday.”“Forever Marilyn” is one of 36 statues by artist Seward Johnson that are on loan and on display in the downtown area through the summer. They’re part of the city’s annual “Art in Public Spaces” program. All the statues except Marilyn are life-size and depict people doing everyday activities.City resident Lorri Tamburro told The Advocate newspaper that she found it disturbing to see children climbing on the statue’s leg and looking up the skirt.“I just find the position to be offensive,” she said. “It was, in my eyes, very disrespectful. I looked at it and I think because of what I saw with all these little kids looking up, the height is ruining it. It’s ruining beautiful Marilyn.”The response to Marilyn and the other statues has been overwhelmingly positive, said Sandy Goldstein, president of the Stamford Downtown Special Services District, which is hosting the exhibit along with sponsors including real estate finance firm UC Funds.Goldstein noted there are many nude statues outdoors in Europe — and near churches — that are accepted by the public.“It is art and we don’t believe it is offensive,” she said. “We absolutely mean no disrespect to the church.”The Rev. Dr. Todd Grant Yonkman, pastor of the First Congregational Church, has a sense of humour about the statue, but said it was an odd artistic choice.“The issue is, Why that statue,” he said in an email to The Associated Press. “Marilyn Monroe was an artist deserving our respect. Why appropriate her image in this way. Is this the best we can do?”He said he heard Monroe’s husband at the time of “The Seven Year Itch,” baseball star Joe DiMaggio, was uncomfortable with her shooting the subway vent scene.“Maybe the city would let us give her some pants?” Yonkman said. by Dave Collins, The Associated Press Posted Jun 8, 2018 11:52 am PDT Last Updated Jun 8, 2018 at 3:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more
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