Photos and Vectors The highest building 8.353 24 5 months ago A sky full of stars 6.811 17 4 months ago Desert and the road 7.975 28 5 months ago Girl watching winter landscape 728 0 2 weeks ago Sunlight above the clouds 3.909 7 3 months ago Green grass and Sunset 8.229 33 6 months ago Beloved teen Sam Berns dies at 17 after suffering from rare disease Saturday night could have been a moment for Sam Berns to celebrate -- standing in the middle of Gillette Stadium, flanked by some of his beloved New England Patriots, and no doubt cheered heartily by the nearly 70,000 fans surrounding him. But it wasn't to be. Instead of having Berns as an honorary captain in their NFL playoff with the Indianapolis Colts, the Patriots held a moment of silence for the young man who inspired them and many others as he lived with progeria, which causes premature, accelerated aging. "Do it for Sammy!"
Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Lays Out His Plan For The Future Of Media Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams has an ambitious new plan: to shift our daily reading habits away from consuming incremental news bites and towards engaging with enlightened ideas curated by an intelligent algorithm. Ordinarily, such a goal would seem utopian, were it not for the fact that Williams is among a handful of Internet pioneers who have disrupted the media industry multiple times. Before Twitter terraformed the landscape of news distribution, Williams’s first smash hit, Blogger, became the branded namesake for an upstart generation of amateur writers to challenge the established players Most importantly, Medium, his new platform for publishing mostly long-form content, has quickly garnered popularity — and infamy.
The largest living organism! The largest living organism ever found has been discovered in an ancient American forest. The Armillaria ostoyae, popularly known as the honey mushroom, started from a single spore too small to see without a microscope. It has been spreading its black shoestring filaments, called rhizomorphs, through the forest for an estimated 2,400 years, killing trees as it grows. All Along the Watchtower On yesterday’s radio news, a British commentator told us that nearly sixty ‘non-Muslims’ had been killed in a Mall in Kenya; I think the word he was looking for was ‘Christians’. The murderers deliberately targeted anyone they thought was a Christian. Meanwhile, further east in Pakistan, more Christians were murdered when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Church; here the BBC was willing to use the ‘C’ word. And over In Syria, the spiritual brothers of these murderers are killing Christians and driving them from their ancestral homes, just as others have done in Egypt and Iraq.
SketchUcation Community Forums Pilou wrote:"à la main" I think that'à la main' = by hand - you deliver a document by hand [i.e. it is in your hand] OR 'fait à la main' = hand-made [in English this phrase is normally reserved for things like food, clothes, furniture etc, but not in the general sense of 'manually' (manuellement) which is often used as the opposite of 'automatically'] - 'à la main' is a general usage and can be used in many case without misinterpretation, as it literally means 'at [the] hand' - so it is often used regarding anything relating to 'hands', BUT then'par la main' = by [the use of the] hand - you make a SKP mesh by hand - in the sense that you 'made it with your hand[s]' ['manually'] rather than making it ''automatically, perhaps using EEbyRails or Fredo's new gizmo [ you are unlikely to leave it at home ]etc etc
The Other Pair This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by Sarah Zorik titled The Other Pair and the themes of altruism and empathy. Students watch a short film, write a story, and speak about a story. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) –Intermediate (B1) Learner type: All ages
Facebook and Twitter Are Converging Facebook and Twitter used to be distinctly different places to socialize online. One was public to the world, the other (mostly) just between friends. One was a place for news from your social circle, the other more about public events and discussion. One was dominated by images and multimedia, the other sparse and text-centric. Over the past year those distinctions have broken down. In their rush to compete with one another and for ad dollars, Facebook and Twitter (soon to be a public company) are converging on the same set of features. Everything You Need to Know About Storing the Food You Grew If you’re like many, a plethora of knowledge which should have been passed down from your grandmother was replaced by the refrigerator and freezer. These are very recent inventions that most people take for granted nowadays. Now you may be wondering, how did my ancestors preserve a whole winter season worth of frost-intolerant produce? Canning is a useful method, though a large harvest can easily turn it into a seemingly impossible task. The solution many generations before us turned to was building a root cellar. Although many cannot build their own old-world root cellars due to rentals, adequate space, or urban environments; a little common sense and wisdom of temperature and humidity guidelines will allow anybody to whip together an ideal means of prolonging produce-life through the winter.
THE ATTACK AGAINST CHRISTIANS INCLUDES AMERICA The terrorist attacks in Pakistan against Christians at last count left 85 dead, they’re still looking for the wounded. There has been unrelenting violence against Christians and Jews in the Middle East, they are treated as second class citizens, yet America watches the persecution of religious freedom. The deadliest attack ever. Sgt Phillip Monk, military airman, was grounded for expressing his views on same sex marriage to the news media in an interview with Fox last summer. The acceptance of the marriage by the military did not conform to Mr Perkins religious beliefs. Architecture Top 10 Hide-Outs → Read more Although we enjoy living in a city like Berlin, we occasionally feel the desire for some peace and quiet and the need to seclude ourselves from the rush and the noise of the town to enjoy some fresh air in the great outdoors. When turning the pages of Gestalten's latest publication entitled Hide and Seek – Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs we were immediately smitten with the amazing dwellings located in the forest, on the water, or in the mountains; whether light and minimalistic or dark and cozy, the compelling houses exemplify how to create remote shelters that bring calm and balance to our hectic lives. With the right concept, furniture, décor, and atmosphere, even small or basic designs become stunning sanctuaries. Can't get enough of it.
Woman Undergoes Bizarre Body Changes In Short Film Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting. While Anna is preparing for a first date with Henry, a man she has secretly loved for years, everything goes wrong until she discovers the impossible — she’s suddenly able to sculpt her appearance like clay to any shape she desires. Written and directed by Sandy Widyanata,”Plastic” is a popular short film that was released in 2008. It delves into the issue of women’s body image issues and the power of self acceptance. Infinity and beyond » Ylva Lindberg Have you seen this? Very elegant. But still. It is literally impossible to hear, read or watch any general commentary on digital stuff that doesn’t start off with a statistic in the centuries-worth-of-Youtube-videos-uploaded-per-second category. It was equally impossible five years ago (probably ten years ago as well, but those were my hipster ad school days so they’re a bit of a blur.