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Caterpillar luxurious jewellery - Kaleidoscope effect Caterpillar luxurious jewellery. Unique 19th Century Ethiopian Golden Caterpillar Robot This so called Ethiopian Caterpillar is a unique work of Swiss jeweler and watch maker Henri Maillardet. 200-year-old masterpiece of high jewellery, the caterpillar is still in excellent working condition. Fully articulated caterpillar automaton by Henri Millardet, late 1700s. It was titled ‘the Ethiopian caterpillar’ when Maillardet, in partnership with legendary watchmaker Jaquet Droz, organized an exhibition to show off his menagerie of miniaturized automata in London, which dazzled the public. Of Maillardet’s caterpillar robots only six are known to exist and five are in prestigious collections in Europe, including one in the Patek Philippe museum and another two in the Sandoz collection. Golden Caterpillar Robot From 19th Century luxurious jewelry simulates movement of live caterpillars The Ethiopian Caterpillar closeup The underside is decorated with champlevé black enamel. Brooch ‘Caterpillar’. Caterpillar luxurious jewellery - Kaleidoscope effect
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Web Sound - Terence McKenna Web Sound - Terence McKenna Terence McKenna on Marshall McLuhan Terence McKenna: The Last Interview (1999) The following are excerpts from interviews that I conducted with Terence McKenna in late October and early November of 1999, in preparation for a profile that appeared in the May 2000 issue of Wired. The comments have been edited and are not chronological; I have included my questions only when necessary. I first met Terence in the early 90s, and I feel blessed to have been able to spend some time getting to know him a little better during the last six months of his life. At one point I asked him what advice he had for someone about to down 100 ml of potent ayahuasca alone in a rainforest. UbuWeb Sound | UbuWeb PennSound | CENTRO | EPC | WFMU
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Rappler.com Published 11:30 AM, January 30, 2017 Updated 12:45 PM, January 30, 2017 Photo from Miss Universe Organization MANILA, Philippines – This year, the Top 6 candidates in the Miss Universe pageant took part in the question and answer portion. Here's a look at what the judges asked them and what they said in response. The contestants had 30 seconds to answer. Question for Miss Philippines, Maxine Medina: What is the most significant change you've seen in the world in the last 10 years? Answer: The last 10 years of being here in the world is that I saw all the people being in one event like this in Miss Universe, and it's something big to us that we are one, as one nation, we are all together. Question for Miss Kenya, Mary Esther Were: Arguably, no US president has had an active first 10 days in office. Answer: Politics...let me just start again. Question for Miss Thailand, Chalita "Namtan" Suansane: Name a curent or past world leader whom you admire and why. READ: All the answers from the Miss Universe 2016 QnA rounds READ: All the answers from the Miss Universe 2016 QnA rounds
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Map: Here’s what San Francisco looked like in 1856 In 1848, when news of gold in the California River first touched off a frenzy in America, San Francisco was home to only about 1,000 people. Within two years the city swelled to some 25,000, a “speedy transition from a city of tents and shacks to one of brick and stone buildings, architecturally on a par with those of Atlantic seaboard cities,” as the history site SF Museum puts it. But what did the rough and tumble “Instant City” look like in those day? It can be hard to imagine, since so much of 19th century San Francisco was lost to the 1906 earthquake. A series of photos from 1856—the year San Francisco County formed and first distinguished itself from San Mateo County, by which time SF was populated at roughly 30,000—shows a resolute and established metro by the bay, one that looks as if it had spent decades percolating. These scenes, photographed by G.R. Map: Here’s what San Francisco looked like in 1856
The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving captive of the last slave ship to bring Africans to the United States. Hurston, a known figure of the Harlem Renaissance who would later write the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, conducted interviews with the survivor but struggled to publish them as a book in the early 1930s. In fact, they are only now being released to the public in a book called Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” that comes out on May 8, 2018. Hurston’s book tells the story of Cudjo Lewis, who was born in what is now the West African country of Benin. The Clotilda brought its captives to Alabama in 1860, just a year before the outbreak of the Civil War. To avoid detection, Lewis’ captors snuck him and the other survivors into Alabama at night and made them hide in a swamp for several days. “We very sorry to be parted from one ’nother,” Lewis told Hurston. The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced
Print Cite Article Details:7 Death-Defying Historic American Daredevils Author Dave Roos, Greg Daugherty Website Name history.com Year Published 2018 Title 7 Death-Defying Historic American Daredevils URL Access Date July 18, 2018 Publisher A+E Networks Americans have long prided themselves on being a nation of risk-takers—from the earliest European immigrants (and the Native Americans who took a big risk letting them in) to the entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley. Maybe that’s why we’re inclined to celebrate the daredevils among us, whether they’re advancing science (like astronauts) or just performing goofy, though risky, stunts for our amusement (think flagpole sitters). Here are seven of the most remarkable daredevils in American history—men and women who bravely defied death, sometimes sacrificing their lives in the bargain. Sam Patch. Sam Patch Annie Edson Taylor Harry Houdini wrapped in chains, 1899. Harry Houdini Seven Death-Defying Historic American Daredevils - HISTORY Seven Death-Defying Historic American Daredevils - HISTORY
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Uber has launched an aggressive battle with California over its controversial self-driving cars, with regulators and consumer advocates accusing the corporation of flagrantly violating the law, endangering public safety and mistreating drivers. The intense fight with the state – which ignited hours after numerous self-driving cars were caught running red lights in Uber’s home town – has exposed what critics say are the unethical and illegal tactics that the company has repeatedly used to grow its business. The ride-sharing company, which launched semi-autonomous vehicles in San Francisco without permits this week, was ordered by the California department of motor vehicles (DMV) to immediately remove the cars from the road or face legal action. But Uber, which has not publicly responded to the state’s demands, blamed the traffic light violations on “human error” and suspended the drivers who were monitoring the cars. “These incidents were due to human error. Self-driving cars: Uber's open defiance of California shines light on brazen tactics | Technology Self-driving cars: Uber's open defiance of California shines light on brazen tactics | Technology
“I’ve seen good intentions among the NGOs,” Daniel Tillias said of the thousands of foreign non-governmental organizations that work in his home country of Haiti — so many that some Haitians refer to their country as the “NGO Republic of Haiti.” “I cannot imagine they would come here with the desire to create a big mess,” he said. Still, good intentions doesn’t always mean good results. Despite an outpouring of international aid, Haitians continue to struggle nearly seven years after the devastating 2010 earthquake which killed 200,000 people. A 2015 Congressional investigation found inefficiencies, wastefulness and lack of accountability with the American Red Cross’s recovery efforts. Tillias has a different conception of what will truly help his native Haiti rise from years of hardship. Through the Sakala Foundation, Tillias runs an urban farm in Cité Soleil, one of the poorest communities in Haiti, in the Port au Prince metropolitan area. The interest is there. Haiti's recovery: Grassroots effort sows seeds of hope for the future Haiti's recovery: Grassroots effort sows seeds of hope for the future
​The age of humanism is ending | Opinion | Analysis There is no sign that 2017 will be much different from 2016. Under Israeli occupation for decades, Gaza will still be the biggest open prison on Earth. In the United States, the killing of black people at the hands of the police will proceed unabated and hundreds of thousands more will join those already housed in the prison-industrial complex that came on the heels of plantation slavery and Jim Crow laws. Europe will continue its slow descent into liberal authoritarianism or what cultural theorist Stuart Hall called authoritarian populism. Inequalities will keep growing worldwide. The denigration of virtues such as care, compassion and kindness will go hand in hand with the belief, especially among the poor, that winning is all that matters and who wins — by whatever means necessary — is ultimately right. With the triumph of this neo-Darwinian approach to history-making, apartheid under various guises will be restored as the new old norm. None of the above is accidental. ​The age of humanism is ending | Opinion | Analysis
Occupational Therapy Practitioners & Ergonomics Occupational Therapy Practitioners & Ergonomics Download a printable copy of this fact sheet here. The word ergonomics can be found in a variety of literature—everything from marketing campaigns for the latest gadget to the vast information provided in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s program guidelines for specific industries. According to the International Ergonomics Association (n.d.), “ergonomics promotes a holistic approach in which considerations of physical, cognitive, social, organizational, environmental, and other relevant factors are taken into account.” The Role of Occupational Therapy in Ergonomics Optimizing function of an individual or group of individuals by adapting the environment in which the person(s) must interact is fundamental to every occupational therapy practitioner. Benefits of Occupational Therapy in Ergonomics Conducting assessments and developing interventions for individual workers, or providing health promotion and injury prevention education programs for groups of workers. Summary
By Ashley Opp Savvy business owners and employers are becoming increasingly proactive in preventing work-related injuries, retaining employees, and increasing workers' comfort and productivity. To compete in the marketplace and protect their most valuable resource—employees—they consult occupational therapy practitioners who specialize in workplace ergonomics. These practitioners evaluate the work environment and make practical recommendations. "Ergonomics is the science of matching work environments to fit the physiological, psychological, and cognitive capabilities of the worker," says occupational therapist Jill J. Practitioners provide a wide range of workplace consultative services, such as helping employers to comply with the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act, evaluating and modifying tool and equipment design, and determining and reducing injury risk factors. Ashley Opp is AOTA's senior staff writer. Find an Occupational Therapy Practitioner For More Information Ergonomics and Occupational Therapy: Improving Workplace Productivity
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Studies show that the quality of your classroom environment is a significant determinant of student learning. Classrooms that are painted with color, lighted with full-spectrum lighting, and devoid of visual noise result in improved academic performance and decreased disruptive, off-task behavior. The following infographic was created by USC Rossier Online, the online master of arts in teaching degree offered through the Rossier School of Education at University of Southern California, to help teachers, parents and school administrators understand the power of brain-friendly learning environments The Science of Classroom Design [Full Size Here] Brought to you by USC Rossier's Masters of Arts (MAT) Online Teaching Degree Embed this graphic on your site: The Science of Classroom Design [Infographic] - Blog | USC Rossier Online
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The Multicultural, Diversity, and Inclusion (MDI) Network is a network of independent groups of various diverse identity and affiliations based on race/ethnicity; disability; sexual orientation; and religious affiliation that collectively support the increase of diversity and inclusion in occupational therapy. The seven MDI Tool Kits below provide resources to understanding the specific values, norms, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors associated with different cultural groups. Why We Need Multicultural Competency Demographics: The population of the United States in 2013 is reported at 316,128,839 (U.S. In the next 50 years, the U.S. is projected to be a plurality nation, where the non-Hispanic white population will be the largest single group, but no group will be in the majority. Attitudinal barriers: Attitudes are cultural products and influence how we think, feel, and behave toward others who are different. What is Multicultural Competency? Influential Theories Relevant to Culture U.S. AOTA Cultural Competency Tool Kit
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How company culture can make or break your business If there's one big lesson to be learned from the recent revelations about ridesharing startup and Silicon Valley darling Uber's culture, it's this: Culture can be a four-letter word if it is ignored. Culture can be a four-letter word if is toxic. And toxic cultures kill more businesses than recessions. And it is liable to kill Uber too, says Steven L. Blue, president and CEO of Miller Ingenuity and author of American Manufacturing 2.0: What Went Wrong and How to Make It Right. Many CEOs wrongly believe culture is a concept reserved for "squishy, beer-for-lunch, feel-good" companies and hot startups, and that it doesn't deserve a place "at the grown-ups table," according to Blue. According to recent reports, Uber has engaged in everything from sexual harassment to stealing driverless technology from Google. [ Related story: How to gauge the efficiency of your company leadership ] The importance of culture So, what went wrong, and how can you keep it from happening to you? Can you fix it?
How company culture can make or break your business
What does “culture” mean to you? Is it some sort of “excellence” in the arts like a night out at the opera? Is it the traits associated with a historic period like Roman culture? Or is it what we take to be the characteristic behaviours and beliefs of an ethnic group or country? When I was at school in New Zealand putting on an upper class English accent and saying something like “I say old boy” somehow described England; but so did the phrase “whinging poms”. In politics today we see increasing fragmentation and intolerance with populist leaders like Trump, Putin and Erdoğan appealing to their voters with dreams of returning to a golden age in their countries’ history: Make America Great Again. Is there any truth in these simplistic ideas of common culture? And of the few that do succeed what percentage live the dream imagined by those aspiring to get there? Put simply; culture is complicated. The same is true for organisational culture. Survival Evolution What do you think? A simple model for organisational culture
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