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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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This Tiny French Archipelago Became America’s Alcohol Warehouse During Prohibition The tiny islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon—cold, fogbound and windswept specks in the North Atlantic midway between New York City and Greenland—lie far closer to polar bears and icebergs than the speakeasies and clubs where Americans tippled during Prohibition. But thanks to quirks of geography, history and law, the French archipelago served up much of the booze that Prohibition was supposed to keep Americans from drinking. The remote islands imported a total of 98,500 liters in all between 1911 and 1918. That was before Prohibition began on January 16, 1920. A decade later, with the ban on the production, importation and sale of alcohol in full swing, more than 4 million liters in whiskey alone flowed into the islands’ warehouses—along with hundreds of thousands of cases of wine, Champagne, brandy, and rum—and then flowed right back out. During Prohibition, the port in St. Despite the ban on booze, millions of Americans still wanted to drink. Jean Pierre Andrieux now lives in St. This Tiny French Archipelago Became America’s Alcohol Warehouse During Prohibition
Why are wedding dresses white? What are the meanings behind wedding dress colors? Learn about the history of wedding dresses and how the white wedding dress became so popular. Until the nineteen-hundreds, brides hardly ever bought a special wedding dress, opting for their best outfit instead. Wedding Dress Color Meanings Green was always avoided, as it was thought to be unlucky. Married in White, you have chosen right Married in Grey, you will go far away Married in Black, you will wish yourself back, Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead, Married in Green, ashamed to be seen, Married in Blue, you will always be true, Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl, Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow, Married in Brown, you will live in the town, Married in Pink, your spirit will sink. The Origin of the White Wedding Dress What Does the Groom Wear to the Wedding? To cut a dashing figure, the groom should match the bride. Are you ready for your wedding? Why Are Wedding Dresses White? | Wedding Dress History Why Are Wedding Dresses White? | Wedding Dress History
Was the Real Lone Ranger a Black Man? Was the Real Lone Ranger a Black Man? On a riverbank in Texas, a master of disguise waited patiently with his accomplice, hoping that his target, an infamous horse thief, would show himself on the trail. After four days, the hunch paid off, when the bandit unwittingly walked towards the man who haunted the outlaws of the Old West. Springing from the bushes, the cowboy confronted his frightened mark with a warrant. As the desperado reached for his weapon as a last ditch effort, the lawman shot him down before his gun could leave his side. Though the quick-draw tale may sound like an adventure of the Lone Ranger, this was no fictional event. In 1838—nearly a century before the Lone Ranger was introduced to the public—Bass Reeves was born a slave in the Arkansas household of William S. While serving George, Bass escaped to Indian Territory under the cover of the night. Upon arriving in the Indian Territory, Bass learned the landscape and the customs of the Seminole and Creek tribes, even learning to speak their languages.
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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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#CultureIsDigital - DCMS blog As Minister for both Digital and Culture I have been struck by how well these two worlds of creativity and technology complement each other. While travelling the length and breadth of the UK, I’ve seen countless examples of how cultural organisations are using digital technology to increase access, interest and excellence in the arts. And I have seen digital businesses using design and artistic creativity to meet their users’ needs. Just as digital can help people access culture in new ways, and more widely, so cultural content can drive people towards digital, and to adopting new technologies as they emerge. So today I am launching our new Culture is Digital project with a conversation between Government and both tech and the cultural world about how we push this natural synergy further. This project builds on our commitment in the Culture White Paper to review the digitisation of our public collections and the enhancement of the online cultural experience. Sharing ideas Closing the divide
Artists' Paper Register | AAH - Association of Art Historians The Artists' Papers Register is a finding list of archival documents relating to artists, designers and craftspeople in publicly-accessible collections in the U.K. The Artists' Papers Register is available online, for free, at www.apr.ac.uk The Register includes papers relating to painters, sculptors, designers, design groups and studios, craftspeople, those engaged in design occupations within manufacturing, and others – such as curators and historians – associated with these activities, regardless of nationality or status. The papers of architects and photographers have not been sought out, though architects’ papers may have been noted where they relate to interior or furniture design, and photographers where their work is not purely fashion photography. APR Updates Updates to Repositries also appear annually in our October Bulletin.
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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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