By christine on August 17th, 2012 A while back someone tweeted me this question: “What breaks your heart most for Africa?” Lately, anyway, the answer is jealousy . Jealousy is only 8 characters long and easily tweeted, but I thought it needed more than 140 characters to explain. What breaks my heart most for Africa? | Into the Mud
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(Washington, D.C.) Population Action International is proud to announce the selection of President and CEO Suzanne Ehlers as one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders for 2012. The honor, bestowed each year by the Forum, recognizes up to 200 outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. For 2012, the Forum has selected 192 young global leaders from 59 countries. The leaders come from all sectors, including business, civil society, government, the arts, and media. PAI President Suzanne Ehlers Named 2012 Young Global Leader - Population Action International
According to Fortune, CEOs are getting talkative these days—about politics, about high unemployment, about same-sex marriage. Of course, shareholders don’t hire them to spout off and cause trouble. And shareholders come first. Or is it that they came first? Fortune suggests that thoughts about maximizing shareholder value could be changing. “Perhaps some CEOs have begun to question the prioritization of shareholder value over the company’s defining values,” the magazine avers. Maximize This!
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A Quantitative Model for ci(r) For each scientist i, we find that ci(r) can be approximated by a scaling regime for small r values, followed by a truncated scaling regime for large r values. Recently a novel distribution, the discrete generalized beta distribution (DGBD) has been proposed as a model for rank profiles in the social and natural sciences that exhibit such truncated scaling behavior20, 21. Statistical regularities in the rank-citation profile of scientists : Scientific Reports
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Detained China artist unaware of New York success Dark, bare photos of modern Chinese society by Liu Xia, detained wife of China's best known dissident, went on show in New York without her knowledge after they were spirited out of her country. A visitor is seen looking at a Chinese artist Liu Xia photo during an exhibition in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, in 2011. The photos were brought out of China under the noses of the authorities by French academic, writer and economist Guy Sorman, a friend of the artist and her Nobel Peace prize-winning husband Liu Xiaobo.
Warren Buffett has a lot that his assistant Debbie Bosanek does not, including a figurative arsenal to fight for lower taxes. After ABC interviewer Bianna Golodryga cited claims by Republicans that the tax code debate is a form of class warfare, Buffett admitted that, while he wouldn't use that term, the tax code is inherently "a struggle." The problem, however, is that people like his assistant lack the artillery to compete. "If this is a war, my side has had the nuclear bomb," Buffett told ABC News. Warren Buffett: 'My Side Has Nuclear Bomb' In Tax Code Struggle
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The dance is over. After quietly dating for eight years, Mila Kunis and Macaulay Culkin have quietly ended their relationship. "The split was amicable, and they remain close friends," a Kunis rep told the New York Post. The paper also reported that the pair ended things a while back, but kept it quiet while Kunis promoted her Golden Globe-nominated film. Culkin, 30, the beloved child star of 'Home Alone,' began dating 'Black Swan' star Kunis, 27, in 2002, when she starred in both 'That 70's Show' and 'Family Guy.' Culkin has stated that his love for the animated show helped begin their relationship. Mila Kunis & Macaulay Culkin SPLIT: Breakup For Actor & Actress
In what may be one of the most 'aww'-inducing stories of the day, two sick dogs from Corpus Christi, Texas, made their way to a human hospital and waited patiently in the lobby, KIII TV reports. According to the station, hospital staff treated the "emaciated" pups, and a doctor carried them to the station's van, which then transported them to the Gulf Coast Humane Society. This isn't the first time a furry friend has figured out how to get the help and attention of humans. Two Sick Puppies Walk To Human Hospital, Wait In Lobby (VIDEO)
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the Eye in Hand / el Ojo en la Mano The Choctaws believed that the Sun watched them with its great blazing Eye, and so long as the Eye was on them they were all right, but if the Eye was not on them they were doomed. p 126 Perhaps the Mississippian Hand-and-Eye design represents a crystal held in a man's Hand, symbolizing the ability to see into the future, although this interpretation must remain conjectural until other evidence presents itself.73 p 169 note 73: James Howard has suggested that the Hand and Eye design had something of the meaning the Hand design had for the Plains Indians in more recent times. Namely, that it was associated with warfare, and that it might have meant, as among the Omahas and Dakotas, that the warrior wearing it had been struck or wounded by the enemy (Southeastern Ceremonial Complex, 29-34).
Nothing but Motion: CHAPTER 10 In some respects, the combinations of motions with greater rotational displacement, those which constitute the atoms of the chemical elements, are less complicated than those with the least displacement, the sub-atomic particles, and it will therefore be convenient to discuss the structure of these larger units first. Geometrical considerations indicate that two photons can rotate around the same central point without interference if the rotational speeds are the same, thus forming a double unit. The nature of this combination can be illustrated by two cardboard disks interpenetrated along a common diameter C. The diameter A perpendicular to C in disk a represents one linear oscillation, and the disk a is the figure generated by a one-dimensional rotation of this oscillation around an axis B perpendicular to both A and C. Rotation of a second linear oscillation, represented by the diameter B. around axis A generates the disk b.
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