Hôtel Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso & SPA
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Hôtel Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso & SPA (Ex Riad Salam ), Boulevard de la Corniche, Dar-el-Beida, Morocco
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A few nice live news images I found:
Image from page 222 of “The sanitary news : healthy homes and healthy living : a weekly journal of sanitary science” (1886)
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Title: The sanitary news : healthy homes and healthy living : a weekly journal of sanitary science
Year: 1886 (1880s)
Subjects: Sanitation Sanitation
Publisher: Chicago : The Sanitary News
Contributing Library: Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
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s-pool, a sump and a catch basin,whose interior, in the absence of any special ar-rangements, can never be fully flushed, butmust of necessity be foui in an unnecessary de-gree. The air vent shown in this sketch ren-ders liable the Ireezing of the water seal belowin cold climates, and, unless carefully protected,occasional stoppages by snow. As to the drain tothe sewer, below thehouse trap, the venti-lation that is so stren-uously urged for everytrap and pipe above istotally ignored, and,between a considerablepressure of the air andgases of the public sew-er and the whole in-terior of the housedrainage system andthe air currents intothe doors and windowsas well, through the air pipe, nothing is in-terposed but a hatful of filthy water, perhaps aninch and a half in depth of seal, if undisturbed. Now, turning to house Fig. 2, let us suppose aflushing trap at B, a horizontal air pipe betweenthe joists of the first floor above, C extendingup by a four-inch vent pipe, or rain-water lead- 1
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Fig. 3.in a trap, or just below it, before sudden andeasy relief is had by the shorter route to the er, above the roof, and no trap at A. Throughthe air pipe as shown the air will be forciblydrawn into the soil-pipe at frequent intervals, 2l8 THE SANITARY NEWS. [Vol. VIII, No. 134 while the drain below to the sewer will be I dinary displacement of air within its own length,flushed in a way that will speedily disclose any \ when no unpleasant results will ensue. In House Fig. 4 is shown anadmirable system of house drain-age, not perhaps generally appli-cable to buildings in the closely-built districts of the large cities,but which can be applied to manyhomes throughout their suburbs,and quite generally to houses inthe residence portions of cities,towns and villages, and in thecountry. As far as the ventilation of thesystem is concerned, it will beimproved by applying the prin-
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Mount Saint Helens, 1994. Biking up to Johnston Ridge
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Memories from the eruption.
Where my sisters were living, it was one of those first really nice spring days of the year in Pullman, Washington, about 265 miles east of the volcano. People were coming home from church, working in the garden and planning to eat dinner out on the deck when a huge black cloud started to appear on the horizon.
It was ash from Mt. St. Helens, but most people didn’t know it, unless they had the news on. The cloud got bigger and bigger until it shut out the sun, but it wasn’t really a storm. No rain or wind, just darkness. With in an hour, or two, that sunny afternoon was transformed into the dark of night. Street lights came on. It was as black as midnight.
Meanwhile, here in Bellingham, where I was, I didn’t know what was happening. It was a typical spring day over here, even though Bellingham is a little closer to the mountain than Pullman. The wind carried the ash to the east. Eventually, I heard the news on TV and I felt cheated that I was missing the excitement. Life in most of Western Washington was deceptively normal.
Then the radio reported that people had heard the blast as far away as Vancouver, BC. about 50 miles farther from the mountain than Bellingham. I tried to remember what I was doing, at that moment, and realized I had heard the blast also. It sounded like someone was trying to break into my place of work as the front door was being pushed against and rattling on its hinges. At the time, I didn’t pay that much attention as no one was at the door, but later I realized it was shock waves from Mt. St. Helens.
The night after the eruption, my sister Lillian called me from Pullman, phones were still working. She said she didn’t know when she was going to see the sun again. It was a spooky feeling, but next day, the sun did come out. The hazy sunshine revealed a gritty world. It looked like everything was covered in talcum powder. Every time someone tried to walk out doors, or even worse drive, it would kick up a cloud that would obscure visibility. Schools had to close for the rest of the season, business ground to a halt, the grit did damage to any cars that tried to drive in it.
Unlike a big snow fall, which eventually melts away, this stuff had to be shoveled up and hauled away. It took months for the clean up, but Pullman’s people remember the event with great fondness. They got to witness geology in action.
Here in Bellingham, I missed most of the action, but, in 1986 and again in 1994, I bicycled into the Mt. St. Helens area. Under this tag are some images of the devastation as seen from Windy Ridge on the east in 1986 and Johnston Ridge on the west in 1994.
Challenger 2 Tank Live Firing During Exercise
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A Challenger 2 main battle tank (MBT) is pictured during a live firing exercise in Grafenwöhr, Germany.
Exercise BAVARIAN CHARGER was the first of three large contingency operation exercises being undertaken by 20th Armoured Brigade between May – October 2013. Contingency Operations training is known as Hybrid Foundation Training or HFT.
The aim of this exercise was to train the 5 Rifles, The Queens Dragoon Guards (QDG) Battle Groups and 1 Logistic Support Regiment in combined arms manoeuvre.
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Photographer: Cpl Wes Calder RLC
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Universal Responsibility in a Matrixed Economic World
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Written in 2006
I am concerned that Obama and his staff are not aware enough of the danger and that his planned policies do not go far enough.
Reading up on America’s depression era New Deal of the 1930’s and the times leading up to it are remarkably like the times we are going though, except no one bailed out the fat cats then (as you know). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Deal
Agreed bailing out the rich will help prevent some suicides like Adolf Merckle, the German billionaire who slipped from #44 most wealthy person on the planet to number #77 or Thierry Magon de La Villehuchet, a fund manager who invested with Bernie Madoff and apparently committed suicide at his office – to me these people’s death are no laughing matter – not any different than those overleveraged investors who committed suicide on Black Thursday in 1929 or thereabouts by jumping from the buildings they were in. And what is it that Merckle could see that was so scary?
Some people actually laughed in 1929 to see or hear of the suicides, as if those folks deserved it or were somehow different than they were – a few months later, out of a job — they stopped laughing.
My feeling is that we may be lucky by the end of Obama’s first term in office to see any real strides. The only capital that he can really bank on is who he IS, and that the govt at least is out of the hands of incompetents (from our standpoint) and warmongering profiteers. Ugh! the sick thing is industrial war complex oldsters really don’t get that the world has changed – we ARE in this together just as HH the Dalai Lamas and HH the Popes have long preached. We communicate on an entirely different level, more frequently and around the world. Arguably there is universal responsibility and we are just getting a clue.
"The Google" Bush said! Hissss! Boo! speaking of getting a clue.
For just one example every night that I post a new image on Flickr – I know, no, no, I expect people from around the world will comment on it by the next morning – in one day – all around the world. And the comments in foreign languages I will translate to read and my reply I will translate and respond with – nearly instantly in their language. Even my requests are posted by Flickr in the native language of the person I am requesting their photo from – all with a drop down menu – no effort on my part.
Another example is that of the late Oscar Grant, an unarmed African-American man shot in the back and killed in Oakland by the police (by accident or purposely) is instantly seen over the Web from every recording cell phone present – police authorities – placed in their roles to "serve and protect" absolutely can not hide any more behind some story when everyone anywhere can see what occured. Happy, satisfied people don’t protest.
Franklin Roosevelt tried a lot of things to stabilize the economy. The stuff he did that was dismantled appears to be the root cause of the suffering in the country now, as the rich continue to amass profits while the lower classes lose a place to live. Political leaders, can’t hide any more either and the results of their efforts for good or bad will be known sooner and in more detail than ever before.
There is also an issue more complex than it first appears, of the average age of baby boomers, as they retire and there are not enough educated people coming into the working social system who can earn enough because education was gutted — either to make sure that there was no opposition to the will of the wealthy greedy or because self-serving politicos were also too short sighted to see what the results of not funding education would be.
Not everyone is like us, not everyone takes joy in educating themselves, and some education, like primary research is beyond the costs of a single individual to bear, or one person to complete.
Poorer middle-classed housing such as San Francisco’s Daly City has inexplicably one of the highest forced foreclosure rates in the country. Economists are researching why but *hey* that is way, way past a dollar short and a day late.
When I asked a religious leader about the causes of being out of work he said "stabilize your mind" and I think that to a large extent – that is the basic root cause of the US current troubles. The fears we have are based on tainted emotions. "The only fear we have is fear itself" another realization by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt that sounds like a call to arms once again with deeper meaning.
We really have to get rid of tainted emotions such as greed and the desire by even those with education and money to willingly inflict pain and suffering on others – such as by torture or slavery – where we can not root it out of ourselves we need to legislate it and make it clear that it is a common goal, a community of the world standard to commit to rid ourselves of afflictive emotions; we need to root out fear itself, greed, and ignorance.
We can’t stand aside and look any more; stabilizing our own minds, taking universal individual responsibility – that is where the future is really at; only then we will have something we can rely on, ourselves as well as each other.
"We’ll forward in this generation
Emancipate yourself from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds"
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” Imagine … Living as one … Imagine living life in peace “
Image by gmayster01 on & off …
The news emanating from Libya are quite disturbing
Imagine a perfect world with a positive déroulement of …
Photo of my daughter Sonia and her beau Alain as a metaphor for unity & peace
Imagine – Herbie Hancock featuring Pink , Indira.Arie , Seal
Herbie Hancock – The Imagine Prohect EPK part 1
"Music transcends so many of the barriers between people
It appeals to the what we have in common "
"A picture is worth a thousand words"
Image by Steve Dorman
Bad news for many Victorian farmers down near where my folks live. Years of successive droughts have left paddocks bare and many farmers too debt ridden to purchase feed for their dairy cows. Praying that these folks get several fat years. They could use it. Not just in Victoria either, but huge areas of NSW and other parts of the country as well. I’m glad we have several rural chaplains travelling throughout these areas as well as the Flying Padre in the outback.
Water, we don’t think about it much in the city. Except when a pipe bursts and we can’t fill the kettle for a couple of hours. But for many people and livestock in rural and outback Australia. It truly is a precious resource.
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“Askew” – a sculpture by Roxy Paine at North Carolina Museum of Art
Image by UGArdener
I spent a Saturday morning at the superb North Carolina Museum of Art. I hope to return several times, and to keep adding to a set that will show the range of the collections, the beautifully designed new building, and the outdoor sculpture park and greenway that connect it to North Carolina’s capitol city.
"Askew is part of a series of works described by Roxy Paine as “dendroids,” treelike forms with elaborate branching structures. The monumental sculpture has been installed in the Museum’s south garden, adjacent to the main entrance of the new building and visible from numerous vantage points both inside and outside the Museum. As Paine has stated, “I’ve processed the idea of a tree and created a system for its form. I take this organic, majestic being and break it down into components and rules. The branches are translated into pipe and rod.”
Paine visited the Museum in April of 2007 to get a feel for the environment and prepare for his site-specific work. He brought his ideas back to his rural studio in Treadwell, New York, where he built the sculpture in sections, over the course of a year.
BREAKING NEWS från #bokmassan
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VISIONS: Seeing the Aurora in a New Light
Image by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
On the night of Feb. 6, 2013, a green aurora appeared in the Alaskan night sky. Conditions were finally right to launch VISIONS.
Credit: NASA/Goddard/Chris Perry
To read more about the VISIONS mission go to: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/visions-aurora.html
VISIONS: Seeing the Aurora in a New Light
A team of NASA scientists arrived in Poker Flats, Alaska at the end of January, 2013. The team is patiently waiting for the exotic red and green glow of an aurora to illuminate the sky. Instead of simply admiring the view, this group from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center of Greenbelt, Md., and The Aerospace Corporation of El Segundo, Calif. will launch a sounding rocket up through the Northern Lights. The rocket could launch as early as the night of Feb. 2, 2013, but the team has a two-week window in order to find the perfect launch conditions.
Armed with a series of instruments developed specifically for this mission, the VISIONS (VISualizing Ion Outflow via Neutral atom imaging during a Substorm) rocket will soar high through the arctic sky to study the auroral wind, which is a strong but intermittent stream of oxygen atoms from Earth’s atmosphere into outer space. The rocket will survive only fifteen minutes before splashing down in the Arctic Ocean, but the information it obtains will provide answers to some long-standing questions.
VISIONS is studying how oxygen atoms leave Earth’s atmosphere under the influence of the aurora. Most of the atmosphere is bound by Earth’s gravity, but a small portion of it gets heated enough by the aurora that it can break free, flowing outwards until it reaches near-Earth space. The atoms that form this wind initially travel at about 300 miles per hour — only one percent of the speed needed to overcome gravity and leave Earth’s atmosphere.
The principal investigator for VISIONS, Goddard’s Doug Rowland is providing images while the team prepares for launch.
VISIONS is a partnership between NASA Goddard and the Aerospace Corporation of El Segundo, Calif. The sounding rocket motors and payload support systems are provided by NASA Wallops Flight Facility, including NSROC, the NASA Sounding Rocket Operations Contract. The Poker Flat Research Range is operated by the University of Alaska under contract to NASA.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission.
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strange way for celebs to exit
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Not that you need to think about it, but if you do, you’ll see that money and glory won’t make you live happily ever after. Some of the most bizarre deaths happened to those who had it all. Money, fame, men or women, TV time, radio time, red carpet appearances and also very strange ends.
It seems they just managed to live their lives to the fullest before leaving under strange circumstances. One thing is for sure, money and fame could not save them.
Natalie Wood (born Natalia Nikolaevna Zacharenko; July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was an American film and television actress best known for her screen roles in Miracle on 34th Street, Splendor in the Grass, Rebel Without a Cause, and West Side Story. After first working in films as a child, Wood became a successful Hollywood star as a young adult, receiving three Academy Award nominations before she was 25 years old.
At age 43, Wood drowned near Santa Catalina Island, California at the time her last film, Brainstorm (1983), was in production with co-star Christopher Walken. Her death was declared an accident for 31 years; in 2012 after a new investigation the cause was reclassified as "undetermined".
During the making of her last film Brainstorm, Wood drowned while on a weekend boat trip to Santa Catalina Island, California, with her husband Robert Wagner, Brainstorm co-star Christopher Walken, and the boat’s captain, Dennis Davern. Many facts surrounding her drowning are unknown, because no one admitted seeing how she entered the water. Wood’s body was discovered by authorities at 8 am on November 29, 1981, one mile away from the boat, with a small inflatable dinghy found beached nearby. According to Wagner, when he went to bed, Wood was not there. The autopsy report revealed that Wood had bruises on her body and arms as well as an abrasion on her left cheek.
Later, in his book Pieces of My Heart, Wagner acknowledged that he had had a fight with Wood before she had disappeared. The autopsy also found that Wood’s blood alcohol level was 0.14%, and there were traces of two types of medication in her bloodstream: a motion-sickness pill and a painkiller, which increase the effects of alcohol. Following his investigation, Los Angeles County coroner Thomas Noguchi ruled her death an accident by drowning and hypothermia. According to the coroner, Wood had been drinking and may have slipped while trying to re-board the dinghy.
The case was reopened in November 2011 after the captain of the boat, Dennis Davern, told NBC News that he had lied to police during the initial investigation and that Wood and Wagner had had a fight that evening, and alleged that Wagner was responsible for her death.
Audio recordings were found in 2012 providing what would seem to be additional evidence toward that end. After nine months of further investigation, Los Angeles County Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran, amended Wood’s death certificate and changed the cause of her death from accidental drowning to "drowning and other undetermined factors". The amended document includes a statement that the circumstances of how Wood ended up in the water are "not clearly established". The coroner’s office has been instructed by detectives not to discuss or comment on the case.
Wood was buried in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. Scores of representatives of international media, photographers, and members of the public tried to attend Wood’s funeral; however, all were required to remain outside the cemetery walls. Among the celebrity attendees were Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Fred Astaire, Rock Hudson, David Niven, Gregory Peck, Gene Kelly, Elia Kazan and Sir Laurence Olivier. Olivier flew from London to Los Angeles to attend the service.
On January 14, 2013, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office offered a 10-page addendum to Wood’s autopsy report stating that some of the bruises on her body may have been sustained before she went into the water and drowned, but that could not be definitively determined.
Douglas Trumbull, director of Brainstorm, quit directing after Wood’s death in 1981. In 2013, he explained that the uncertain circumstances of her death were the main reason for this decision. He has since decided to return to film making.
2014 Owner of yacht which Natalie Wood died on 28 years ago puts it up for sale claiming it’s ‘haunted’ by West Side Story star
The owner of the yacht where Natalie Wood spent her final moments has put it on the market after claiming the actress still haunts the decks.
Ron Nelson bought The Splendour in 1986, five years after the West Side Story actress mysteriously drowned off the coast of Catalina Island.
But now, 28 years later, he has revealed the force of Wood’s spirit is too strong, forcing him to get rid of it altogether.
The numerous ‘supernatural’ incidents include a number of ‘weird falls’, he told the National Enquirer.
‘It’s just like my feet came out from under me and I fell,’ he explained.
Another time a being sat on his bed: ‘Something sat down on the bed and then left.’
And during the recent Hurricane Ana, The Splendour became suspiciously waterlogged, he said.
In 2011, Nelson, a former United Airlines flight attendant, admitted to Hawaii’s KITV.com that ‘there’s been a lot of strange things that have happened on the boat.’
He even had the yacht blessed by two Hawaiian kahunas – a kind of shaman – to clean teh boat’s spirit.
But despite his efforts, he says, it is unbearable.
He hopes a museum will buy The Splendour to preserve it.
The stateroom contains many of the same tiles, the same blue bed remains in exactly the same spot and the initials WW are still etched into the captain’s seat.
Nelson bought the boat from Robert Wagner, Wood’s husband.
He carried out small renovations, before taking two friends on a trip to Catalina Island, where the actress died. He said it was a ‘last goodbye to Natalie’.
Afterwards, they made the two week trip to Hawaii where he has spent 10 years restoring the boat. He said he was now almost ready to begin chartering voyages.
He said he tried to keep his makeover as close to the original as possible, and has kept the stateroom with the blue bed, dubbed ‘Natalie’s Room’, and most of the tiles.
The initials WW are still etched onto the captain’s seat, just as they were when Wagner and Natalie owned the boat.
Nelson said the 60ft boat’s history was one of the reasons why he bought it, and told Hawaii’s KITV.com said: ‘I have read pretty much every article ever written about her death.’
41062-012: Mainstreaming Environment for Poverty Reduction in the Philippines
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Squatters continue to live atop Smokey Mountain despite health concerns regarding its unsanitary environment.