Nepal’s opportunity to seize the moment for the future of its people When the elders in my family spoke of the 1934 earthquake, they talked about how scary it had been, and the damage it left behind. How Dharara, once the tallest structure in Kathmandu -- and since April 25th a pile of rubble – was rebuilt. I was in Kathmandu this time around – and it was terrifying to experience the earthquake. I took refuge in my aunt’s house, along with 25 other people whose homes, like many across the city, were either damaged or destroyed. Ranking 37th — Measuring the Performance of the U.S. Health Care System Evidence that other countries perform better than the United States in ensuring the health of their populations is a sure prod to the reformist impulse. The World Health Report 2000, Health Systems: Improving Performance, ranked the U.S. health care system 37th in the world1 — a result that has been discussed frequently during the current debate on U.S. health care reform. The conceptual framework underlying the rankings2 proposed that health systems should be assessed by comparing the extent to which investments in public health and medical care were contributing to critical social objectives: improving health, reducing health disparities, protecting households from impoverishment due to medical expenses, and providing responsive services that respect the dignity of patients.
Scandinavian Restaurant in Manhattan New York Restaurant Aquavit invites you to experience exquisite seasonal Nordic cuisine in an incomparable restaurant setting, located in Park Avenue Tower at 65 East 55th Street between Park and Madison Avenues in Midtown New York. With respect to tradition, a penchant for excellence and the conviction to try new techniques and ingredients, Aquavit transforms Nordic cuisine with extraordinary care. For lunch, we serve an a la carte menu of Scandinavian classics such as Swedish Meatballs, Gravlax and Herring. For dinner, we offer an a la carte menu, a seasonal 5-course tasting menu or a 8-course chef’s tasting menu of modern Nordic selections. The dining room has just been redesigned with modern and rustic elements that complement and complete the Nordic dining experience.
Video Tutorial: Timelapse Making In Holland at the "End User Event" Wayne Robson gave a Mudbox Masterclass to a standing room only audience filling in at the last moment he showed the creation from nothing to final render in 55 min. But here in a timelapse making he will show everything in a 6 min. Size - 26.7 MB If you are on a slow connection or want to keep these tutorials for future viewing then you can download these video tutorials from CGArena forum. You need to register (free) before download these and many other tutorials. Don't forget to support the advertisers by viewing their products. Top 10 active volcanoes to see up close Mount Aso, Kyushu, Japan There is some concern that Mount Fuji is showing signs of eruption in the near future, but as things stand, Japan’s most-active volcano is Mount Aso, in Aso Kujū national park on the southern island of Kyushu. It has one of the largest calderas in the world, offering myriad viewpoints over its twisted, pitted landscape. Aso town can be reached by train (one hour from Kumamoto, two from Beppu, fares between £6 and £12). There are two cable car lines, called ropeways, from which to explore the Aso area.
Algorithms Take Control of Wall Street Today Wall Street is ruled by thousands of little algorithms, and they've created a new market—volatile, unpredictable, and impossible for humans to comprehend.Photo: Mauricio Alejo Last spring, Dow Jones launched a new service called Lexicon, which sends real-time financial news to professional investors. This in itself is not surprising. TimeLapse - the time lapse iPhone app TimeLapse One of "the coolest, best and most useful photo apps for the iPhone" - David Pogue, New York Times, April 27th, 2011 TimeLapse is the professional choice for creating and editing great time-lapse sequences on your iDevice. With two earthquakes in three weeks and a monsoon fast-approaching, Nepal is on a knife-edge - Comment - Voices - The Independent Temporary shelters have sprung up across public parks and open spaces. Everyone is too scared to go back home or to their hotels. Even hospital patients are sheltering outside in the open air. At lunchtime on Tuesday, we were planning our next distribution for the people affected by the first earthquake in April and the whole building started to shake. We all ran out of the building as fast as we could, and there was panic everywhere around us. One of my colleagues was injured running out of the office, but thankfully the rest of the team was ok.
Need To Know Please sign in using one of our supported services to begin saving your favorite programs and videos. We have updated our registration process. Please sign in using one of our supported services to bookmark your favorite programs and videos. If you have a PBS account, your stored favorites and viewing history will be safely migrated. Lite - Android Apps auf Google Play Lapse It is an award-winning full featured app for capturing amazing time-lapse and stop motion videos with your Android camera. It is simple, fast and intuitive.No need for expensive photography equipment, you just need Lapse It. ★ Featured on the English TV Show "The Gadget Show"
Earthquake measuring 8.5 magnitude shakes most of Japan A powerful 8.5 magnitude earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country on Saturday evening local time, although it occurred well beneath the earth’s surface and did not trigger a tsunami warning. Several people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and there were no reports of deaths or major damage. The quake struck off the Ogasawara islands at a depth of 370 miles (590 km), the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The quake was powerful enough to rattle most of Japan, from the southern islands of Okinawa to Hokkaido in the north. It caused buildings to sway in Tokyo about 620 miles north of the Ogasawara islands and temporarily disrupted some train services in the city.
time lapse (kottke.org) kottke.org posts about time lapse Slow life Mar 28 2014 Well, I don't even have the words to describe what this is; you just have to watch it. Preferably in fullscreen at full resolution. Takes about 30 seconds to get going but once it does.........dang. Breathtaking is not a word I throw around after every TED Talk or Milky Way time lapse, but I will throw it here. The economic impact of Nepal's earthquake Nepal is home to the world's highest mountain and is wedged between two growing economic superpowers, but it is one of the poorest countries in the world. Now it is struggling to cope with the worst earthquake to hit the Himalayan nation in 80 years. The magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck some 80km northwest of the capital Kathmandu and has affected eight million people, just under one-third of the population with upwards of 5,000 people killed. The economic losses could be as much as $10bn, according to an estimate from US Geological Survey. The cost of rebuilding is $5bn, according to IHS.
Nepal quake: Why are some tremors so deadly? - BBC News On 1 April, 2014, a Magnitude 8.2 earthquake rocked northern Chile. Six people died, 2,500 homes were damaged and 80,000 people were displaced. Just over one year later, a M7.8 earthquake strikes Nepal.