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National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 - Alan Taylor - In Focus National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30. For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. [45 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Many people pilgrimage to Uluru, but what is seen there often depends on where you've come from. Eruption of the Cordon del Caulle. Beluga whales in the arctic having fun. This is a streetcar in New Orleans traveling back towards The Quarter on St. This image captures almost 6 hours of climbing parties on Rainier going for the summit under starry skies. Russia, polar region of West Siberia, Tazovsky Peninsula.

Faced with cuts internal communication is even more important | Local government network With budget cuts starting to bite, 2011 will be a year of significant change for local government. But for those working for councils this change is causing understandable anxiety, with many fearing for their jobs and concerned about the state of services in the future. That's why it's more important than ever that local authorities work to keep their staff informed and engaged. Internal communications used to mean a staff newsletter and the occasional bulletin sent to managers. But in recent years – and led by the LGA's Reputation campaign – councils have realised the value of employee engagement, and the role communication plays in delivering this.Good internal communication builds a committed and high-performing workforce that is focused on achieving the council's goals. Informed, engaged employees are less likely to leave, more innovative and work harder for the organisation. Councils have invested in internal communication as a means of increasing organisational effectiveness.

Canadian Military History 12 Creative Family Portraits I thought we'd end the week with a collection of creative family portraits. Though the holidays are now officially over (and there's no more Christmas "photo" cards to be made), you can still take pictures of your family in any number of creative ways. We've rounded up 10 ideas that include everything from simply layering your family's hands to using a small chalkboard as a prop. Our favorite idea is the one above, that just features colorful rain boots in the air. "Part of my sister's family holiday card for this year," states Kathy on Flickr. "6 kids and 1 mom." For more fun photo ideas check out 13 Creative Photo Ideas Found on Pinterest or 8 Fantastic Photo Ideas You Can Do Right Now. Above photo credit: Kathy Wolfe Via: Pinterest Photo credit: Sarah L. Photo credit: Justin Van Leeuwen Photo credit: Kevin N. Photo credit: Erik Christian Photo credit: Lori Andrews Photo credit: Rolland Andras Flinta Photo credit: John Hook Photo credit: Martin Bennett Photo credit: Jason Lee Via: Pinterest

Random Stuff This is the best advert you will see for a very long time. Wonder how long this stays up? Sheer brilliance by Mr Brilliant. Sometimes I need to see this again in order to simply understand. 'Understand what?' 'Exactly' I would reply. Did you hear that pop? Just make a cup of tea, settle down and take a long gander at this lot. You’re dying to try this, right? Plastic bag wrapped goodness from the planet mental. Did I already post this? Canadian Great War Project - Canadians in the First World War 22 Crazy Perspective Photos Taken With a GoPro Camera Chances are that if you're into extreme sports, you already know about GoPro, the company that makes small, wearable, waterproof and shockproof cameras. Founder Nick Woodman was inspired to start a company dedicated to adventure photography after a 2002 surfing trip to Australia. Hoping to capture incredible images, he soon discovered that high quality equipment could not be obtained for reasonable prices. So, he decided to start a company where everyday people could capture professional-like shots. Hence, the company's name "GoPro." GoPro's cameras have now been used by the surfing community as well as by the skiing, bicycling, and skydiving communities. Watch that video after enjoying these 22 photos taken at crazy perspectives by GoPro cameras. Above: Grant Davis used the GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac + Wi-Fi Combo Kit to capture this epic shot on Australia's Gold Coast! GoPro rockstar Bucky Lasek handplants it in his backyard pool. Trampoline fun with GoPro user Sindre "Hangloose" Hauglin!

Online Etymology Dictionary Soldiers of the First World War - CEF Enlist! New Names in Canadian History.Source Introduction Over 600,000 men and women enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War (1914-1918) as soldiers, nurses and chaplains. Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has undertaken the digitization of all service files of CEF members. The Records Records of the Canadian Expeditionary Force - First World War The First World War, fought between 1914 and 1918, was the first of the great world-wide conflicts of the twentieth century, pitting the 'Central Powers' of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and smaller allies against the 'Entente', notably the British Empire, France, Russia, Italy, Japan, the United States, and their allies. Shortly after the British declaration of war in August 1914, Canada offered an initial contingent of 25,000 for service overseas. Attestation Papers and Enlistment Forms This series consists of approximately 620,000 individual Attestation papers and Military Service Act Enlistment forms.

Photo dictionary - photo/picture definition at Photo Dictionary in English Low Prices in Electronics, Books, Sports Equipment & more Direction - Histoire et patrimoine Bienvenue. Vous venez d’atteindre le site Internet de la Direction – Histoire et patrimoine (DHP) de la Défense nationale. La DHP a été constituée en 1996, par suite de la fusion du Service historique de la Défense nationale et de la Direction des traditions et du patrimoine militaires. Dès les premiers balbutiements de ce remarquable outil de communication qu’est le Web, nous avons reconnu son utilité. La DHP travaille pour le public canadien et les Forces canadiennes. La guerre de 1812 Bannière commémorative des forces canadiennes pour la guerre de 1812 Le jour du souvenir Aide-Mémoire 11 novembre La Croix de Victoria Aujourd'hui dans l'histoire militaire canadienne 17/5/1861 Le NCSM Forward tire des obus de mortier sur un camp Haida à Cape Mudge, en C.