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In Uncategorized on July 31, 2011 at 5:43 am


Virtual Store in a Korean subway

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2011 at 4:56 am

Virtual Store in a Korean subway

Korean workaholism, a recognized national disease affects more and more – people just do not have time to buy. Arranging windows on the right path of ordinary working man of the house next to the office, supermarket chain Tesco has found a graceful way out.
Now, in order to buy provisions, requires only the presence of a smartphone and a bare minimum of time. The order is formed by photographing the QR-code, and the payment is debited from the account of a mobile phone. Selected products brings the evening a courier at your convenience for the buyer.

The idea of ​​virtual underground shops developed a Korean advertising agency Cheil Worldwide and for this they have already received the Media Grand Prix at the festival “Cannes Lions 2011”.

Hana Nitsche Boob Slip Wardrobe Malfunction On The Catwalk

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2011 at 4:17 am

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Hana Nitsche Boob Slip Wardrobe Malfunction On The Catwalk


Half a million children “at risk” in Eastern Africa drought

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2011 at 4:04 am

Monday, July 18, 2011
Half a million children “at risk” in Eastern Africa drought
From IRIN, an update on the drought in Eastern Africa.

At least 500,000 malnourished children in the Horn of Africa’s drought-affected areas risk death if immediate help does not reach them, Anthony Lake, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) executive director, has said.

These are the children suffering from severe acute malnutrition, whose clinical signs include swelling in the feet, legs or face caused by an extreme shortage of protein.

“This crisis is likely to deepen over the coming six months or so,” Lake told a news conference in Nairobi on 17 July at the end of a visit to the northwestern Turkana region and Dadaab – home to thousands of Somali refugees – in the northeast.

Lake said: “I talked to a mother who was feeding her child pounded palm nuts, with no nutritional value, moistened in her mouth as the local wells have become saline.”

Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates of 37 percent have been recorded in Turkana. Malnutrition is described as severe acute or global acute. A GAM value of more than 10 percent generally signifies an emergency.

Across the Horn of Africa, at least 10.7 million people in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia need urgent humanitarian aid due to the drought, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

In Somalia, thousands are fleeing the country or heading to the capital, Mogadishu. An estimated 3,200 Somali refugees are crossing into Kenya and Ethiopia daily.


Justin Forsyth, chief executive of Save the Children UK, said: “Over the past few days, I’ve seen first-hand the enormous suffering the drought is causing in the Daadab refugee camp and across northern Kenya. Families I’ve met are absolutely desperate for food and water, and we know that the situation in Somalia is even worse.”

Humanitarian actors have welcomed a recent statement by the Islamist opposition group in Somalia, Al-Shabab, allowing humanitarian access to south-central regions. Lake said this “will help us to ramp up support”.

On 13 July, UNICEF airlifted emergency nutrition and water supplies to Baidoa, southern Somalia, the first time in more than two years, Lake said.

In Mogadishu, doctors with the African Union peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) are helping to tackle a measles outbreak at a camp for the drought-displaced. Some 9,300 people, who fled their homes in the central and southern regions, arrived in Mogadishu in June, according to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.

Lt-Col Kaamurari Katwekyeire, head of AMISOM’s Civil-Military Cooperation, said: “The need is great and we can only make small emergency interventions. We hope that humanitarian organizations will take advantage of the improved security situation to come to the aid of the Somali people.”

In Kenya, communities neighbouring the refugee camps are complaining about the attention given to the Somali refugees when they are not faring any better.

Lake said: “They [the drought-affected] are suffering what is a perfect storm due to the drought, rising food prices, shortages of the food pipeline… these people live on the edge in any case. This is not just a question about lives being threatened but a way of life being threatened.”

The drought has hit pastoral communities in the arid and semi-arid parts of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia the hardest [ ].

On 17 July, the UK’s international development secretary, Andrew Mitchell, pledged £52.25 million (US$84 million) in emergency aid for at least one million people in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.

The aid is in addition to previous support for 1.36 million people in Ethiopia, announced on 3 July. The Ethiopian government launched an appeal on 11 July saying at least 4.56 million drought-affected people needed help.

The new UK funds are for programmes to prevent and treat malnutrition and improve care for refugees in the Daadab and Dolo Ado camps in Kenya and Ethiopia, respectively.

Mitchell called for more international engagement in the Horn of Africa crisis, saying there was a need to prevent a disaster turning into a catastrophe.

“It is a horrible thing in our world today that a baby should die due to a lack of food,” he said.

Drought crisis in Somalia

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2011 at 4:02 am

Drought crisis in Somalia

So Amy Winehouse Died (1983 – 2011)

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2011 at 3:52 am

So Amy Winehouse Died (1983 – 2011)

Riots and protests have begun world wide!

In Uncategorized on July 23, 2011 at 5:25 am

Riots and protests have begun world wide! This is only the begining.
With food prices skyrocketing and inflation setting in along with austerity measures in countries people have had enough. Egypt has been protesting for nine days and already the world is calling for Mubark’s resignation. As the year progresses food and fuel will increase in price along with other basic living essentials Expect to see more of this. Peace and unity can accomplish much. Together we stand.

2011 Global / World Wide Riots and Protest Have Started!!!

Graffiti Riot: Paint bombs fly at cops as students rage in London

Jul 23,2011 SYRIA 12,000+ Flee; 500,000 protest; Tripoli Bomb; M.East 45,000 Dead: Prophecy

Dramatic video as thousands clash with Egypt riot police in Cairo

The Egyptian capital Cairo was the scene of violent chaos on Friday, when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confronted police, who fired back with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons. It was a major escalation in what was already the biggest challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak’s 30 year-rule. They are demanding Mubarak’s ouster and venting their rage at years of government neglect of rampant poverty, unemployment and rising food prices.
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NASA’s Next Mars Rover to Land at Gale Crater

In Uncategorized on July 23, 2011 at 5:18 am

Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA’s Next Mars Rover to Land at Gale Crater
Gale Crater: Future Home of Mars Rover Curiosity
This view of Gale is a mosaic of observations made in the visible-light portion of the spectrum by the Thermal Emission Imaging System camera on NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter.
PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s next Mars rover will land at the foot of a layered mountain inside the planet’s Gale Crater.
The car-sized Mars Science Laboratory, or Curiosity, is scheduled to launch late this year and land in August 2012. The target crater spans 96 miles (154 kilometers) in diameter and holds a mountain rising higher from the crater floor than Mount Rainier rises above Seattle. Gale is about the combined area of Connecticut and Rhode Island. Layering in the mound suggests it is the surviving remnant of an extensive sequence of deposits. The crater is named for Australian astronomer Walter F. Gale.

“Mars is firmly in our sights,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “Curiosity not only will return a wealth of important science data, but it will serve as a precursor mission for human exploration to the Red Planet.”

During a prime mission lasting one Martian year — nearly two Earth years — researchers will use the rover’s tools to study whether the landing region had favorable environmental conditions for supporting microbial life and for preserving clues about whether life ever existed.

“Scientists identified Gale as their top choice to pursue the ambitious goals of this new rover mission,” said Jim Green, director for the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “The site offers a visually dramatic landscape and also great potential for significant science findings.”

In 2006, more than 100 scientists began to consider about 30 potential landing sites during worldwide workshops. Four candidates were selected in 2008. An abundance of targeted images enabled thorough analysis of the safety concerns and scientific attractions of each site. A team of senior NASA science officials then conducted a detailed review and unanimously agreed to move forward with the MSL Science Team’s recommendation. The team is comprised of a host of principal and co-investigators on the project.

Curiosity is about twice as long and more than five times as heavy as any previous Mars rover. Its 10 science instruments include two for ingesting and analyzing samples of powdered rock that the rover’s robotic arm collects. A radioisotope power source will provide heat and electric power to the rover. A rocket-powered sky crane suspending Curiosity on tethers will lower the rover directly to the Martian surface.

The portion of the crater where Curiosity will land has an alluvial fan likely formed by water-carried sediments. The layers at the base of the mountain contain clays and sulfates, both known to form in water.

“One fascination with Gale is that it’s a huge crater sitting in a very low-elevation position on Mars, and we all know that water runs downhill,” said John Grotzinger, the mission’s project scientist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif. “In terms of the total vertical profile exposed and the low elevation, Gale offers attractions similar to Mars’ famous Valles Marineris, the largest canyon in the solar system.”

Curiosity will go beyond the “follow-the-water” strategy of recent Mars exploration. The rover’s science payload can identify other ingredients of life, such as the carbon-based building blocks of biology called organic compounds. Long-term preservation of organic compounds requires special conditions. Certain minerals, including some Curiosity may find in the clay and sulfate-rich layers near the bottom of Gale’s mountain, are good at latching onto organic compounds and protecting them from oxidation.

“Gale gives us attractive possibilities for finding organics, but that is still a long shot,” said Michael Meyer, lead scientist for NASA’s Mars Exploration Program at agency headquarters. “What adds to Gale’s appeal is that, organics or not, the site holds a diversity of features and layers for investigating changing environmental conditions, some of which could inform a broader understanding of habitability on ancient Mars.”

The rover and other spacecraft components are being assembled and are undergoing final testing. The mission is targeted to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida between Nov. 25 and Dec. 18. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena manages the mission for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. JPL is a division of Caltech.

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Man admits to tainting colleagues’ drinking water with semen

In Uncategorized on July 17, 2011 at 9:55 am

Man admits to tainting colleagues’ drinking water with semen

By Angelina Dass

Sim Keng Tee, 35, pleaded guilty on Wednesday afternoon to two charges of mischief where he tainted two of his female colleagues’ drinking water with his semen.

This was two of 10 offences he pleaded guilty to in court. The names of victims were not revealed to protect their identities.

The civilian officer in the Singapore Police Force mixed semen into his colleagues’ drinking water on two separate occasions in 2008 at his office along Irrawady Road. He has since been relieved of his position in the police force.

On February 21 2008, he masturbated to a photograph of his female colleague, and collected the semen in a small bottle. He recorded himself doing this on his handphone.

He then returned to his office and waited for her to leave her desk temporarily. When she did, Sim mixed his semen with the drinking water in her water bottle. He also recorded this.

As the water bottle was tinted red the victim did not realise the water was no longer clear.

Sim then struck up a conversation with the victim when she returned to her desk and secretly recorded her drinking the tainted water.

Two months later, on April 2, 2008, Sim repeated his actions with a second female colleague.

This time, instead of pouring the semen into her water bottle, he poured it into her bottle of green tea.

As the bottle was wrapped in plastic, the victim did not realise the difference. Again Sim, struck up a conversation with his victim while he recorded her drinking the water mixed with his semen.

Sim saved these videos on his personal computer at home.

These videos and more were discovered in a police raid conducted in 2009 when a third female colleague reported him to the authorities after she caught him taking up-skirt photos of her.

The police raid also revealed that Sim had taken videos of four of his colleagues and had organised the videos on his personal computer into separate folders named after each victim.

How he was discovered

On September 10, 2009, Sim approached a colleague at her desk and asked her to pass him a stack of documents.

While she was standing up, Sim squatted on the opposite side of the desk.

When she turned around, she noticed that Sim was holding his mobile phone under her skirt.

After a struggle, she managed to grab the phone and discovered the upskirt shots of herself.

She then reported the matter.

In court today, Sim pleaded for leniency saying he had voluntarily put himself through medical check ups and counselling sessions.

Further to the 10 charges that Sim pleaded guilty to, another 149 charges will be taken into consideration for sentencing to be held on December 1, 2010.

For intending to intrude upon the privacy of a woman, Sim faces imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or a fine, or both, for each of the eight charges at hand.

He also faces imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or a fine, or both, for each of the two charges of mischief faced.

Sweet potatoes vs. white potatoes: Are both bad for the waistline?

In Uncategorized on July 4, 2011 at 4:53 am

Sweet potatoes vs. white potatoes: Are both bad for the waistline?

Sweet potatoes have more nutrients than white potatoes, but they’re still unhealthy if deep-fried. (USDA)

By Daniela Hernandez, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog

July 1, 2011, 11:35 a.m.
Sweet potatoes are often regarded as a healthier alternative to the white potato, which has been recently maligned as “Public Enemy No. 1” in America’s battle of the bulge. Some would even say that sweet potatoes are to white potatoes what brown rice is to white.

But in a head-to-head comparison, these two tubers are seemingly very similar. In a 100-gram portion, the white potato has 92 calories, 21 grams of carbs, 2.3 grams of dietary fiber, 2.3 g of protein and 17% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. The same amount of sweet potato, on the other hand, has 90 calories, 21 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, 35% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C and 380% of the daily recommended value of vitamin A.

Importantly, both have won Vegetable of the Month designations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Given this information, it may seem surprising that the sweet potato has a better reputation than its white cousin.

The truth is that not enough data exist to ascertain whether sweet potatoes are having the same impact on Americans’ waistlines as white potatoes, said the authors of last week’s study in the New England Journal of Medicine that looked at dietary and lifestyle factors associated with long-term weight gain. And that is probably because Americans simply do not eat that many sweet potatoes.

According to the 2010 census, the average American ate a mere 5.2 pounds of the brightly colored vegetable per year. That’s less than 5% of the average amount of white potatoes each person in the U.S. consumes each year, which totals about 117 pounds.

Moreover, other factors, like the preparation method, strongly influence how foods affect weight gain, said Adelia Bovell-Benjamin, a nutritionist and sweet potato expert at Tuskegee University in Alabama. People tend to eat sweet potatoes baked or boiled, not fried, but more than a third of all white potatoes are consumed as either chips or French fries, experts said.

Frying potatoes in oil also increases the caloric density, meaning that there are more calories per bite, plus the salt content tends to be high, said Bonnie Liebman, a nutrionist at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Eating foods that are high in salt is associated with increased risk for high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Neither of these things is a problem with sweet potatoes, she added.

Preparation methods being equal, however, the brightly colored roots could still have a leg up. Sweet potatoes are loaded with antioxidants, said Bovell-Benjamin. They are rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C, pro-vitamin E, anthocyanins and sporamins. Studies suggest that eating antioxidant-rich foods could lower the risk of developing certain chronic conditions, like heart disease and cancer. Anthocyanins have been shown to decrease weight gain from high-fat diets in pre-clinical studies in animals, and sporamins may have anti-carcinogenic properties.

Sweet potatoes also have a lower glycemic index than regular potatoes. The glycemic index is a measure of how quickly blood glucose levels rise after eating. Foods that have a low glycemic index do not cause a quick spike in blood sugar and thus do not overwork the pancreas, said Bovell-Benjamin. As a result, people don’t experience the same roller coaster of sugar highs and lows, which can lead to hunger and the consumption of extra calories. In other words, foods with lower glycemic indexes, like sweet potatoes and brown rice, make you feel full longer.

People rarely eat meals composed of only one food type, so it’s important to take everything in context. A sweet potato isn’t really good for you if it’s fried and eaten along with a generous serving of mom’s apple pie.
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