Friday, September 14, 2012

Super Typhoon Sanba


September 13, 2012 – ASIA – Tropical Storm Sanba exploded in intensity between Sept. 12 and 13, becoming a major Category 4 Typhoon on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured infrared data that showed a large area of powerful thunderstorms around the center of circulation, dropping heavy rain over the western North Pacific Ocean. NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over Super Typhoon Sanba on Sept. 13 at 0447 UTC (12:47 a.m. EDT). The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument captured an infrared image of Sanba and found an eye about 20 nautical miles (23 miles/37 km) wide, surrounded by a thick area of strong convection (rising air that forms the thunderstorms that make up the storm) and strong thunderstorms. Forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning center noted that the AIRS imagery showed that there was “no banding outside of this ring, consistent with an annular typhoon.” On Sept. 13 at 1500 UTC (11 a.m. EDT), Sanba’s maximum sustained winds were near 135 knots (155 mph/250 kmh). Sanba had higher gusts into the Category 5 typhoon category. The Saffir-Simpson scale was slightly revised earlier in 2012, so a Category 4 typhoon/hurricane has maximum sustained winds from 113 to 136 knots (130 to 156 mph /209 to 251 kmh). A Category 5 typhoon’s maximum sustained winds begin at 137 knots (157 mph /252 kmh). Sanba was located about 600 nautical miles (690 miles/1,111 km) south of Kadena Air Base, near 16.8 North latitude and 129.5 East longitude. It was moving to the north at 9 knots (10.3 mph/16.6 kmh) and generating wave heights of 40 feet. Sanba is expected to continue on a north-northwesterly track through the western North Pacific and move through the East China Sea, passing close to Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan on Sept. 15. 

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/nasa-sees-sanba-develop-into-a-super-typhoon/ http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php

Greece and Austerity

COSTAS LAPAVITSAS, PROF. ECONOMICS, UNIV. OF LONDON: It's a pleasure.
JAY: So Greece is sort of off the front pages, at least in North America, but the situation, I assume, is getting worse. So what's happening?
LAPAVITSAS: Well, the situation is definitely getting worse in real terms. What is happening is that the country is now forced to engage in a new bout of cuts, basically, a new bout of austerity. Basically, the country will have to reduce public spending by perhaps €13.5 billion up to 2014. This is a very large sum for the Greek economy, a large proportion of its GDP. So the country's being forced to do that. And to achieve this target, the government will now have to cut wages, pensions of public servants, and it will have to effectively fire a large number of civil servants, up to 150,000 people, to 2014.
Now, this is what the government has to do, it's being forced to do by the European Union. And I want to stress the complete absurdity of this in economic terms. This is a country that's in its fifth year of recession. This recession is probably the most severe recession in the history of Greece, and it's definitely—it's basically a depression. Income from the—national income from the beginning of the crisis has contracted by about 20 percent. The Greeks have seen their livelihood devastated. Everything is on a downward path, with the possible exception of exports, which are not doing terribly well, but they're not falling, at any rate.
Now, in the midst of this depression, the European Union is forcing the Greek government to implement vast cuts, additional cuts, in order to achieve a primary surplus by 2014. This is nonsense economics. It's absurd. It's absolutely absurd.
JAY: Now, I see in the news on Thursday that Hollande is meeting with—the French president is meeting with Merkel from Germany. And when Hollande was elected, he had all kinds of rhetoric against austerity and that there needs to be a different way of dealing with this. But then the statement today with Merkel seems to be they're on quite the same page, at least when it comes to Greece, that there's no point giving Greece more time and Greece has to implement the, quote-unquote, "reforms".
LAPAVITSAS: Yeah, I don't think there's any—there's no difference between France and Germany on this. The election of Hollande was trumpeted as a major step that would change the outlook of the European Union. No such thing was really in the offing, for those who understood what Mr. Hollande is all about, and that's how it's standing out. So there is no change of policy with regard to Greece.
Greece is now forced to apply enormous austerity on top of the austerity that is already applied, and in an economy that's in the midst of a depression. This is, as I say, absurd economics. This is the economics of the madhouse. What is going to happen now is that everything is going to get even worse. Unemployment will get even higher, will break the 25 percent mark in Greece. Unemployment among the youth will go to incredible figures. The country's being devastated, basically, and it will continue to be devastated if these measures are actually applied.
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=8731


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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Stephano Barberis breaks another record


(September 7th, 2012) - Stephano Barberis has gone on to break more records at this year's 2012 CCMA's, scoring his fifth award for Video Director Of The Year.  This win makes the captivating director delve further into his status as the most winningest music video director in that category's history, but also gives him the distinction of winning more than two years in a row - a feat yet unparalleled until now.

The additional hardware on Barberis' buckling mantle now tallies up to 21 directorial awards from various national and provincial organisations.  We would venture to say that this may make Stephano the most awarded director in Canadian history.

And as they say - timing is everything.  The very next day after winning the CCMA, Stephano's video for Dean Brody, "Bob Marley," officially hit the #1 spot on Canada's top 20 on the CMT network.  This makes it the director's 12th #1 music video, even spanning different continents. 

And it doesn't stop there.  The unique, boundary-pushing director's third music video for Dallas Smith's "Jumped Right In" entered into that same top 20 this week, becoming Stephano's 49th top 20 music video!

With no slow-down on the horizon, Stephano is currently working on music videos for Tebey, Hey Romeo, Josh Macumber, Christina Walls, Breathe Of My Leaves, and is putting the finishing touches on a rather slick and moody video for Small Town Pistols. 



http://www.stephanobarberis.com
http://youtube.com/stephanobarberisfilm
http://www.twitter.com/hellostephano
http://www.facebook.com/stephanobarberis




Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tab Tak Hai Jaan - lights up twitter

People on Twitter are having a field day. From spreading the news to commenting on the title, Jab Tak Hai Jann has totally taken over the webspace.
This is what tweeple are saying:
@aashay_dipankar: I will see Jab Tak Hai Jaan just for my love Katrina....
@iamtrisha_: OMG!!Yaaaaaaay #Jab Tak Hai Jaan is trending :D WOW @iamsrk (sic)
@StarGoldIndia 1st day all shows ... Jab Tak Hai Jaan.. SRK is Life...
@soyeb_patel: NEXT HISTORICAL BOLLYWOOD FILM IS ........ ? 1) JAB TAK HAI JAAN 2) #JabTakHaiJaan 3) #JTHJ.
@dhoni_srk28: it is EPIC .. and the poem gave extra goosebumps... Jab Tak Hai Jaan..
Apart from the anticipation and the rave reviews, some people are also commenting on the title.

Many think that such a long wait for the title of the movie is not exactly as fantastic as they imagined.

Some are saying that it is a disappointment, especially after the bustling buzz Yash Raj Films aimed to create with delaying the title.
@BollywoodBlogNL: When They announced the titel of YC's next who else started singing: Jab Tak Hai Jaan Main Naachungi Main Naachungi LOL
@TheRadioJoker: Yash Chopra confirms he is mking a trilogy. 1st prt Jab tak hai Jaan 2nd prt Jaane Jahan 3rd prt Main Naachungi. Basically sholay in 3 parts
@aashumi: soo much suspense and this name "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" Really? #FAIL

@ABHINAVsr: faltu title usse accha toh london ishq title tha , Jab Tak Hai Jaan ,,,,,,king khan.....real tiger...
So has Yash Chopra nailed this one? The title is winning the hearts of Shah Rukh, Katrina and Anushka fans but is also receiving stinkers for its similarity with the Hema Malini song from Sholay, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Main Nachungi...

Thartho nase Tho - Theodoridou

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Gia Kanena -Theodoridou


http://lyricstranslate.com
Τι με κοιτάζεις, τι θέλεις να πούμε
πριν το φινάλε απάντηση να βρούμε
πάρε το δρόμο που σου αξίζει
άσε το δικό μου να τον περπατήσω εγώ
τώρα που από το αδιέξοδο θα βγω
θα βγω
Για κανένα,για κανένα
δε χαραμίζω την καρδιά μου για κανένα
Για κανένα, για κανένα
ότι κι αν έδωσα απλόχερα σε σένα
ναι σε σένα
το μετάνιωσα χίλιες φορές
Για κανένα,για κανένα
Ούτε ένα στάσου, ούτε ένα μείνε
για κανένα, για κανένα
έχω μπροστά μου μια ζωή κι είναι για μένα
ναι για μένα
Για κανένα δεν θα μαι όπως χθες
για κανένα
Τι με κοιτάζεις, τι θέλεις να πούμε
πριν το φινάλε απάντηση να βρούμε
πάρε το δρόμο που σου αξίζει
άσε το δικό μου να τον περπατήσω εγώ
τώρα που από το αδιέξοδο θα βγω
θα βγω
Για κανένα,για κανένα
δε χαραμίζω την καρδιά μου για κανένα
Για κανένα, για κανένα
ότι κι αν έδωσα απλόχερα σε σένα
ναι σε σένα
το μετάνιωσα χίλιες φορές
Για κανένα,για κανένα
Ούτε ένα στάσου, ούτε ένα μείνε
για κανένα, για κανένα
έχω μπροστά μου μια ζωή κι είναι για μένα
ναι για μένα
Για κανένα δεν θα μαι όπως χθες
για κανένα
Για κανένα,για κανένα
δε χαραμίζω την καρδιά μου για κανένα
Για κανένα, για κανένα
ότι κι αν έδωσα απλόχερα σε σένα
ναι σε σένα
το μετάνιωσα χίλιες φορές
Για κανένα,για κανένα
Ούτε ένα στάσου, ούτε ένα μείνε
για κανένα, για κανένα
έχω μπροστά μου μια ζωή κι είναι για μένα
ναι για μένα
Για κανένα δεν θα μαι όπως χθες

Possible Earthquake in LA predicted by smell

Sunday, September 9, 2012

How to survive a heart attack when you are alone

HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE

Let's say it's 6.15pm and you're going home (alone of course),
after an unusually hard day on the job. You're really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home. Unfortunately you don't kno

w if you'll be able to make it that far. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself..!!

NOW HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE..

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.
A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating.
The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!
i will say If everyone who gets this broadcast sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we'll save at least one life.




Men who experienced childhood sexual abuse are three times more likely to have a heart attack than all other men, researchers at the University of Toronto have found.
Their study, published online this week in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect, found no association between childhood sexual abuse and heart attacks among women.
“We had expected that the abuse-heart attack link would be due to unhealthy behaviours in sexual abuse survivors, such as higher rates of alcohol use or smoking, or increased levels of general stress and poverty in adulthood when compared to non-abused males,” says lead author Esme Fuller-Thomson, professor and Sandra Rotman Chair at University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. “However, we adjusted statistically for 15 potential risk factors for heart attack including age, race, obesity, smoking, physical inactivity, diabetes mellitus, education level and household income — and still found a three-fold risk of heart attack.”


Fugitive pieces

A powerful and unforgettably lyrical film about love, loss and redemption, FUGITIVE PIECES tells the story of Jakob Beer, a man whose life is transformed by his childhood experiences during WWII. Through his writing, and then through the discovery of true love, Jakob is ultimately freed from the legacy of his past. The film is based on the beloved and best-selling novel by Canadian poet Anne Michaels.





Heartbreaking stories in Greece - HOPE



I spent time recently with a group of elderly ladies at a day centre on the outskirts of the capital. They had gone there since retirement. The exercises and strong Greek coffee had remained the same, the talk had not.
With pensions cut and set to be reduced yet further, conversation is crisis-filled.
"I can no longer afford to buy chocolate for my grandchild," 82-year-old Maria told me, as her kindly eyes glazed over with tears. "If they cut my monthly pension even more, I'll be left with 100 euros (£80) with which to live. Am I not human?"
I could not help but think of my own late grandmothers, as I sat listening to these women who have lived through so much - wars, dictatorship - and now simply long for a comfortable old age.
But they, like so many here, are facing further savage spending cuts.
Ermioni, 84 years old and with few teeth remaining, was keen to speak.
"My son asked to borrow two euros (£1.50) from me he was so desperate", she said, crying. "It was like a dagger through my heart. I can't afford to live any more. All I want is to close my eyes and never wake up."
After leaving the day centre, I went to meet an elderly man, Kostas Kokotsis, who depends on the box of free food he receives
His home in the western suburb of Perama was like something out of Dracula - cobwebs in all corners, the sound of rats inside walls, old belongings piled everywhere, sheets soiled and unchanged.
On the table lay his mounting electricity bill that he cannot pay alongside his pension slip of 340 euros per month - a little over £250. It barely covers his rent.
In fact the tragic stories are everywhere. There is a foster-care home south of Athens that is now taking in more and more children whose parents can no longer afford to keep them.
A mother I met had given up her 10-year-old daughter last year and now comes just once a week for a snatched moment together. "It's hard not having her alongside me when I sleep or seeing her growing up," she said. "But there's no other option any more."
This is happening in a European Union country - a place of unparalleled cultural richness, of beauty, of history. How has it come to this?
You can read the theories, study the statistics and yet it still seems incomprehensible that a country can fall so far, so fast.
Those are the different faces of fascinating Greece - one sun-kissed, sophisticated, joyous, the other suffering in ways that still stun me with every tale.

It makes for a place that defies the expectations of my summer visitors and which is at once enchanting, baffling and heart-breaking.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19519908
Boroume! / Mπορούμε! from Eirini Vianelli on Vimeo.

Jon Henley returns to Greece for a second series of his Twitter-led #EuroDebtTales and discovers some Greeks are moving beyond anger and finding innovative ways of helping each other, from tutor pools to food pools

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/series/greece-on-the-breadline