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The $85 billion in cuts, known as sequestration, have created strange <b>bedfellows</b> and new alliances among lobbyists who are seeking for their projects to be spared. BEIJING -- A Chinese man who was attacked by a bear<br><img src="http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/30400000/WTF-random-30478937-640-644.jpg"><br> and had a partial face transplant is healing well, but his body could still reject tissue from a brain-dead patient used to give him a new nose, lip and cheek, state media reported Tuesday.Wallace,<br> a PR adviser to Simon Cowell, questioned under caution by Met officers as part of <b>Operation</b> WeetingFormer Daily Mirror editor <b>Richard</b> Wallace has been interviewed under caution by detectives investigating phone hacking at Mirror Group Newspapers.The Metropolitan police confirmed on Friday that a 51-year-old man had been questioned as part of <b>the</b><br><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_S6X6w5yvRdg/TPN-lLB0nuI/AAAAAAAAACY/teEFvpMTjC0/s1600/Mitchell-livelavalive-mitchell-davis-3111325-360-540.jpg"><br> Operation Weeting investigation into an alleged phone hacking conspiracy at the newspaper group.Wallace attended a south <b>London</b> police station at approximately 1pm and was later released.He was deputy editor of <b>the</b> Sunday Mirror between 2003 and 2004, before becoming editor of the Daily Mirror until 2012.Wallace<br> now works as a PR advisor to Simon<br><img src="http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/9000000/Lovely-Baby-Girl-sweety-babies-9050432-450-344.jpg"><br> Cowell in the US. He is believed to be <b>flying</b> back to the US on Saturday.The police interview comes a day after Scotland Yard arrested four past senior Mirror Group editorial staff, including ex-Sunday Mirror editor Tina Weaver <b>and</b> current Sunday People editor James Scott, over what it suspected was a "separate conspiracy" to the News of the World phone-hacking, mainly involving the Sunday Mirror <b>between</b> 2003 and 2004.Scotland Yard said in a statement: "A 51-year-old man attended a South London police station at approximately 1300 <b>hours</b> today. <b>He</b> was interviewed under caution (not arrested) in connection with the suspected conspiracy to intercept telephone voicemails at Mirror <b>Group</b> Newspapers, which is being investigated by Operation Weeting, and <b>later</b> released."â€¢ To contact the MediaGuardian <b>news</b> desk email email@example.com<br> or phone 020 3353 3857. For all other inquiries please call the main Guardian switchboard on 020 3353 2000. If you are writing a <b>comment</b> for <b>publication,</b> please mark clearly "for publication".â€¢<br> To get the latest media news to <b>your</b> desktop or mobile, follow MediaGuardian on Twitter and Facebook.Josh Hallidayguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News <b>and</b> Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds The co-author of a new book on adventures in <b>Devon,</b> Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, shares five 24-hour escapes in hidden corners of these holiday hotspots. You'll need a sleeping bag â€¦The Mendips, SomersetJust 30 minutes from the centre of Bristol are the Mendip Hills, home to Goatchurch Cavern, a vast cave near Burrington Combe. It was once a Victorian show cave but has long since returned to the wild. Bring a torch and bicycle helmet, and leave yourself a trail of breadcrumbs so you can find your way out.For<br> an afternoon expedition take the spectacular six-mile circular walk around Cheddar <b>Gorge,</b> the deepest canyon in Britain, starting from Black Rock car park, near the top of the gorge. There are sheer cliff edges, rock pinnacles and you can spot peregrine <b>falcons</b> overhead. Returning to Black Rock, walk a mile east to Velvet Bottom, and explore the little known Roman remains including a rare example of a British amphitheatre.<br> In summer, if you stay until dusk, you can see glow worms.For sunsets in the Mendips you are spoilt for choice. The dramatic escarpment provides one of the best vantage points in <b>the</b> south-west.<br> Deer Leap and Westbury Beacon, both south-east of Cheddar, are exceptional, and great places to fly kites.<br> But my favourite sundowner hang-out is the remote hill fort at Sutton Wick, about 10 miles to the north-east. String <b>up</b> your <b>hammock</b> among the ancient oaks and watch as the sun sinks behind Chew Valley Lake. The next morning descend to the shore for a discreet dip.For more lost ruins, head south-east towards Frome and find the little-known remains of <b>the</b> old Fussell iron works near Mells. They are hidden in a secluded stream valley and overgrown with <b>wild</b> garlic and moss.<br> In spring, there are also superb wild daffodils nearby at Edford Woods, backtracking about 5 miles to the west, and a <b>pretty</b> stream for paddling and dam making, a lovely way to while away the day.â€¢ Feast on award-winning, ethical food at the Ethicurean in Bristol, <b>or</b> take tea in the Mells Walled GardenIsle of Purbeck, DorsetEscape the overcrowded beach fronts <b>of</b> Bournemouth and Weymouth and head for the dramatic <b>chalk</b> cliff-tops of White Nothe, located between the two.<br> From the <b>cliff</b> tops, a tiny smuggler's path leads down through <b>ledges</b> to a truly wild and hidden beach, perfect <b>for</b> skinny dipping and fossil hunting. About 15 miles further east along the coast there's a good place to snorkel and swim in the crystal-clear lagoons of Winspit and Seacombe, and then explore<br><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-f_v-oc4PKuE/UNvMtG9O2SI/AAAAAAAAA2I/Qx9mslXTdmQ/s1600/Amazing%2BSand%2BArt_shark.jpg"><br> the cliff-side caverns above â€“ left by miners who dug stone for St Paul's Cathedral. A mile to the east is Dancing Ledge, where you can dip in the tidal pool and then swim into the adjacent sea cave and <b>hear</b> the waves thrash and echo all around.As the afternoon draws on, seek out summer orchids on the downland of Corfe Common, with<br><img src="http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/naturelibrary/images/ic/credit/640x395/p/pr/prairie_dog/prairie_dog_1.jpg"><br> views of the ruined castle; or head back west to near Dorchester <b>and</b> climb the ramparts of Maiden Castle, <b>Europe's</b> largest iron-age hill fort. In the evening, a trip back <b>down</b> to the coast beyond Weymouth brings you to Chesil beach and its phosphorescent lagoon. If you can swim or canoe across you'll find the wildest beach in the south-west.â€¢ Collect picnic fare from Clavell's Cafe and Farm Shop in Kimmeridge. Enjoy local food and ale with a side order of museum curiosities at the Square and Compass in Worth Matravers (01929 439229, squareandcompasspub.co.uk)Dartmoor,<br> South DevonSwap the traffic-choked lanes and busy beaches of Dartmouth for the ancient stones and moorland streams of Dartmoor.<br> Begin <b>at</b> the sandy river estuary of Mothecombe, the mouth of the tiny river Erme.<br> You can canoe, paddle or <b>swim</b> upstream through the peaceful <b>creeks</b> and silent backwaters, inaccessible except by water.There<br> will be kingfishers, curlew and oystercatchers and, if you bring a line, you might <b>catch</b> sea bass.<br> The <b>Erme</b> is a wonderful river in its upper reaches too, with waterfall pools at Ivybridge and the gnarled, twisted woods of Piles Copse, the most ancient fragment of Dartmoor's once verdant forests â€“ like something from the Hobbit. Continue <b>up</b> the Erme and, as <b>views</b> open out to the sea behind you, the giant standing stones of Staldon Row appear and beckon you on to Upper Erme Row. Stretching more than two miles, this is the longest stone row in Britain â€“ possibly the world â€“ yet little is known <b>of</b> its origins or purpose.For<br> a yet wilder experience, head east across the moor and explore the vast chamber of Pridhamsleigh Cavern, near Ashburton, or embark on a night walk. My favourite is the Lych Way which is a corpse road from Postbridge to Lydford â€“ along which the <a href = "http://buyz19.tumblr.com/tinnitus-miracle">tinnitus miracle download </a> taken for burial. Set out on the walk by the milky light of a full moon.<br> You will see the cart tracks of the coffin bearers, which are still visible, worn into <b>the</b> stone road.Reach<br> Coffin Wood near Willsworthy in the early hours, and fall into a deep, haunted sleep under the gentle sway of the ancient <b>beech</b> trees.<br> The next morning you'll deserve a hearty breakfast and a dip in the pools of Tavy Cleave, <b>near</b> Horndon, to wash away the spirits of the moor.â€¢<br> The Castle Inn <b>at</b> Lydford does a good breakfast.<br> Riverford shop and kitchen in Buckfastleigh is <b>good</b> for picnic and night-walk suppliesNear Newquay, North CornwallWhen you're done with the bars and lights of England's surf <b>capital</b> of Newquay, <b>head</b> down the coast 20 minutes to kayak or swim out among the great stacks of Trevellas Cove. The brave jump from the pinnacle heights, but I prefer to watch while I forage for fat low-tide mussels on the waterline, then cook these up on a small fire (must be below the high-tide mark on the beach).After this yummy snack, start to head back towards Newquay <b>along</b> the coast. First seek out the lost chapel of St Piran's, buried under sand dunes<br><img src="http://assets.shitbrix.com/hashed_silo_content/1e2/dd7/140/resized/wtf-when-you-see-it-you-ll-shit-brix-d6dc9a.jpg"><br> near Perranporth, then continue on to explore the remote north end of the beautiful Holywell beach, where <b>you</b> will find a huge sea cavern that contains a holy well, flowing down through a series of calcite flowstones and natural <b>pools.As</b> evening approaches, continue on for three miles to the poppy and corn-marigold meadows on the downs of West Pentire Head, near Newquay.<br> As the sun goes <b>down,</b> keep watch for dolphins and basking sharks. You could shelter for the night in the sandy caves of Porth Joke beach below, or there's a small campsite in a valley set well behind <b>the</b> beach.Next morning, rise early and venture inland to the Cornish Alps near St Austell to seek out the white peaks and extraordinary opal-blue lagoons left over from the China clay industry, perfect for a morning wake-up plunge. There are <b>eerie</b> mining ruins to explore all around this area, including the remains of a giant waterwheel, leet and viaduct in <b>magical</b> woodland at Luxulyan, about 3 miles north-east of St Austell, or the lost valley of Tregarsus to the west.<br> Or you could climb the iron ladder to the top<br><img src="http://pic.epicfail.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/epic-wtf-costume-fail.jpg"><br> of the extraordinary ruined hermitage at Roche to the north.â€¢<br> <b>For</b> <b>sustenance,</b> <b>try</b> the funky Driftwood <b>Spars</b><br><img src="http://assets.shitbrix.com/hashed_silo_content/c25/562/a58/resized/wtf-camping-camping-wtf-you-ll-shit-brix-c8f323.jpg"><br> in Trevaunance Cove (01872 552428, driftwoodspars.com) or the 17th century ivy-clad Bolingey Arms, Perranporth (01872 571626, pubtrail.co.uk/cornwall/bolingey-inn-perranporth.htm)Land's<br> End, West CornwallJust a 20-minute <b>walk</b> along the coast from the bustle and arcade games of the Land's End amusement park is the real edge of the <b>Earth,</b> at Nanjizal Bay.<br> Here, at low tide, you can swim through the "song of the sea" rock arch, wallow in jade-green plunge<br><img src="http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs19/i/2007/280/2/f/Dragonfly_by_Akaeya_Lovely.jpg"><br> pools and snorkel <b>into</b> sea caves gleaming with coralline. There's also a rope by which you can descend to giant caverns and a secret beach.For<br> the wildest sands, head on a few miles to the atoll-island sand bars at Pedn Vounder, <b>just</b> east of Porthcurno, a spectacular bay<br><img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltnq8zFOsb1r5siw7o1_400.jpg"><br> <b>with</b> shallow lagoons. It's a remote and wonderful place to while away the <b>heat</b> of the day paddling in turquoise waters.As the afternoon draws on, take in some of the mystical bronze-age sites that adorn the landscape.<br> Dance barefoot around the little-known Boscawen-Un stone circle, four miles north-east beyond St Buryan, explore the underground "fogou" burial chambers at Carn Euny, a mile further on near Sancreed, or head eight miles to the north coast and climb high onto the golden moor to the stone shelter at Zennor Quoit.<br> Here, on a wild craggy outcrop, <b>nearly</b> 350m above <b>the</b> sea, there <b>are</b> stupendous views out over the western ocean.Sleep beside the Quoit itself, or snuggle down<br><img src="http://media-cache-ec4.pinterest.com/avatars/bringing_pretty-1346104767_600.jpg"><br> in among the heather as night jars sing and stars fill the indigo sky.â€¢<br> Above Pedn Vounder beach at Treen there's a clifftop campsite and a<br><img src="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2012/03/a_101871398_w.jpg"><br> tiny cafe serving breakfast porridge with clotted cream, bilberry jam and heather honeyâ€¢Wild Guide: Devon, Cornwall and South West, charts more than 500 wild places to visit. It is published <b>by</b> wildguide.net on 1 May, Â£14.99 Adventure travelCornwallDevonDorsetUnited KingdomEnglandWalking holidaysTravel guidesguardian.co.uk<br> © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.<br> | Use <b>of</b> this <b>content</b> is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds The final numbers are in showing that PC makers shipped fewer machines last year than in 2011, and Windows 8 is among several factors being blamed by IDC for the decline, which is expected to <b>continue</b> this year. A look at the Lois Dodd retrospective at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine. <b>When</b> you think of a second home, do you think <b>of</b> a secluded mountain cabin? Perhaps a pied-a-terre in an urban high-rise? What about a second home with no fixed address? One that floats? Additional data <b>show</b> particle has just the predicted properties The banana pudding at Fedora in the West <b>Village</b> <b>is</b> irresistible: sweet, creamy, salty, crunchy<br><img src="http://ilovedisastermovies.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/natureunleashedavalanche.jpg"><br> and all too easy to lap up. The Yankees argued that the store was within 1,500 feet of the stadium, violating a state law that bans tickets from being resold that close to a venue. Starved for cash, some agencies are offering their desirable land to the best bidder, who will build new, modern libraries <b>or</b> schools in the base of new developments.<br> In what some animators have complained is less than a vintage year for the Oscars <b>animated</b> short films category, John Canemaker's "Moon and the Son" stands out for its ambition.<br> Darrelle Revis is moving <b>closer</b> to getting back on the football field. Who is the new pope? Where was he archbishop? Tempers flared as Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich drew 1-1 on Saturday in a Bundesliga match which was anything but a friendly warm-up for the Champions League<br><img src="http://a.abcnews.com/images/Entertainment/gty_courtney_love-kb_130124_wg.jpg"><br> final between the two sides in three weeks time. <br> Western reconnaissance is focusing on a small garage at a remote site in the Libyan desert, though nothing <b>untoward</b> has been seen so far. We may soon see an Internet future less bright <b>than</b> we need. Doug McDermott says he's confident he's got what it <b>takes</b> to be a first-round pick in the NBA draft. Hitchcock's silents are <b>now</b> on the Memory of <b>the</b> World register â€“ <b>I</b> can think of five others <b>that</b> deserve the same recognitionIf, when you consider our national heritage, you think of murder, guilt, sex and cheeky humour â€“ well, somebody out there agrees with you. The decision to add Alfred Hitchcock's nine surviving silent movies to Unesco's UK Memory of the World register <b>puts</b> his early work on a cultural par with the Domesday Book and Field <b>Marshal</b> Douglas Haig's war diaries â€“ also selected <b>for</b> the list this year.The nine silents were all directed by<br><img src="http://media1.onsugar.com/files/2012/11/47/3/301/3019466/Someecards-COVER.xxxlarge/i/Funny-Thanksgiving-Someecards.jpg"><br> Hitchcock in the 1920s and include better-known films in the director's classic thriller mode such as The Lodger <b>and</b> Blackmail as well <a href = "http://buyz19.tumblr.com/forex-growth-bot">forex growth bot </a> (Champagne, The Farmer's Wife) a boxing movie (The Ring) and dramas (The Pleasure Garden, <b>Downhill,</b> Easy Virtue and the lush, rustic romance The Manxman). The collection <b>was</b> nominated by the BFI, which <b>has</b> recently restored all nine films, and showcased them, many with newly commissioned scores, during its Hitchcock retrospective last summer.This<br> year, the films have embarked on a global tour, screening in the US, China and New Zealand among other places. I recently saw the gleaming restored print <b>of</b> Hitchcock's rural rom-com The Farmer's Wife at a festival in <b>Bologna,</b> Italy, where the film's very British battle-of-the-sexes humour translated surprisingly well to an international audience. For Unesco, it's clear that these films are to be treasured <b>for</b> what they tell us about Hitchcock and his later international success, but in its offical statement there's also a nod to the <b>importance</b> of film restoration itself: "Excitingly, the restorations have not only revealed the films looking crisper and fresher than ever, but also new layers of meaning have been uncovered.<br> The restoration of <b>Hitchcock's</b> silent films has enabled the discovery of extra material as well as a <b>deeper</b> appreciation of the precocious genius at work."And despite the director's solid-gold fame, these films <b>are</b> more precious than you might assume â€“ there is a 10th Hitchcock silent, The Mountain Eagle, which has been lost and currently <b>sits</b> at the top of the BFI's Most Wanted list.The<br> Hitchcock films are not the first British silents to appear on the Unesco <b>Memory</b> of the World register. In 2010, the lost-and-found biopic <b>The</b> Life and Times of David Lloyd George made the cut, as well as the Scottish documentary St Kilda, Britain's <b>Loneliest</b> Isle. The international register includes the<br><img src="http://lovelystationery.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/lovely-stationery-wtp3.jpg"><br> haunting <b>filmed</b> record of the first world war, The Battle of the Somme.<br> Silent films on the register from other countries include <b>Metropolis</b> and the pioneering films made by the LumiÃ¨re brothers.But there is something joyous in the selection of the Hitchcock silents, a recognition of film-for-film's sake.<br> Now, the floodgates have opened, there are a few <b>other</b> British silent films I would like to <b>nominate</b> for representing "documentary heritage of global significance and outstanding universal value".1. Edward Turner's colour filmsChildren wave sunflowers in the air as they watch a goldfish twist in a bowl, soldiers march <b>in</b> formation, a macaw wiggles on its perch â€¦ these, from 1901 and 1902, are very probably the world's first colour moving images, filmed using a process patented in 1899 by Edward Raymond Turner.<br> Recently rediscovered and reconstructed using the <b>original</b> complex system, these scenes <b>are</b> historically important and just a little bit gorgeous.2.<br> Rescued by RoverThe greatest British film ever made? Many believe so <b>â€“</b> and it was first filmed in 1905. it's a simple tale in which a dog (director Cecil Hepworth's own dog Blair) saves the day by sniffing out a babynapper and returning a lost infant to the bosom of its distraught family. The movie is now praised for <b>its</b> development of storytelling on film, the slick editing of its chase sequences, the natural lighting techniques â€“ and <b>for</b> popularising the name Rover for canines across the country.<br> <b>So</b> popular did<br><img src="http://media-cache-ec4.pinterest.com/avatars/bringing_pretty-1346104767_600.jpg"><br> the <b>film</b> prove with audiences at the time, Hepworth had to remake <b>it</b> â€“ twice â€“ to replace the original's worn-out negative.3. Hindle WakesMaurice Elvey's David Lloyd George film is already<br><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yRVNVAEGeVA/UBbCNBQVUTI/AAAAAAAAADw/zpdUXoeRIwc/s640/sad%2Bpics%2B(1).jpeg"><br> on the list â€“ <b>but</b> this proto-feminist northern romance from 1927 is my pick <b>of</b> his silents. American star Estelle Brody plays the rebellious textile worker, John Stuart the mill-owner's son who seduces her in Blackpool. There have been other screen adaptations <b>of</b><br><img src="http://ilovedisastermovies.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/natureunleashedavalanche.jpg"><br> Stanley Houghton's play, but this one is sharp, funny â€“ and exquisitely judged.<br> Sex, class and rollercoasters combine in a film that will sweep you off your feet â€“ even if you <b>can</b> <b>never</b> fancy Llandudno again â€¦4.<br> The Great White Silence"Global significance and outstanding universal value" abound in Herbert <b>Ponting's</b> <b>haunting</b> 1924 film of Captain Scott's fatal expedition to the South Pole.<br> The breathtaking photography of Antarctic oceans, glaciers and penguins give this <b>film</b> documentary importance as well as cinematic beauty.<br> As an unimaginably close up<br><img src="http://rack.0.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDEyLzEyLzA0L2U5L2hvd2ZhY2Vib29rLjVqTC5qcGcKcAl0aHVtYgk5NTB4NTM0IwplCWpwZw/39ec7476/c24/how-facebook-inspired-one-woman-s-incredible-tough-mudder--c7c660214a.jpg"><br> <b>look</b> at the bravery, ambition and some would say recklessness of a famed British hero, The Great White Silence has to be on this <b>list.</b> See also South, Frank Hurley's 1920 documentary of Ernest Shackleton's ill-fate voyage across Antarctica.5.<br> <b>A</b> Cottage on DartmoorHitchcock was not <b>the</b> only young British director turning the critics' heads in the 1920s.<br> Noted competition came from Anthony "Puffin" Asquith, who like Hitch parlayed influences from European and Soviet cinema into very British <b>settings.</b> His silent work outshines his sound films in many ways, and recent restorations and fresh scores have<br><img src="http://media1.onsugar.com/files/2012/11/47/3/301/3019466/Someecards-COVER.xxxlarge/i/Funny-Thanksgiving-Someecards.jpg"><br> done the thrillers A Cottage on Dartmoor (1929) and Underground (1928) proud. The former, <b>originally</b> shot as a part-talkie, nudges it on to my list because it captures the transition from silent to sound cinema from the audience's perspective.<br> It's a great film that also tells us something about how British people went to the pictures in the 1920s <b>â€“</b> and the "universal value" of silent cinema.Those are <b>my</b> nominations. <b>Over</b> to you â€¦Silent filmUnescoAlfred HitchcockPamela Hutchinsonguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies.<br> All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds Neymar scored his third goal in three matches, and Fred <b>added</b> two others as Brazil showed commanding form to defeat Italy. <br> The <b>Oregonian,</b> 37, known in the press as Pregnant Man, has traded his baby weight for ripped abs, according to the newspaper, and E! reports it was done through a combination of <b>diet,</b> exercise and testosterone doses.<br> Everything was primed <b>for</b> Mark Cavendish to win a 25th Tour de France stage in <b>his</b> career, but Marcel Kittel overtook him just before the line. Chris Froome maintained his big lead. <br> Can you calculate the percentage by which Apple stock must increase to return to its highest value? PC, PS3, Xbox 360; Deep Silver; Â£24.99-Â£30.99Reading<br> this on mobile? Click here to viewDead Island: Riptide begins with an escape from the original game's zombie-infested holiday island.<br> Your bunch of feeble-minded caricatures are then captured by the army and shipwrecked on a neighbouring island, which turns out to be identical in every respect, with the same huts, badly drawn jungle and nasty case of <b>the</b> undead. As before, you're there to <b>do</b> favours for people, which amount to fetching items that have zombies hanging about nearby.<br> It's a mechanic that wears thin very quickly and is further undermined by the game's almost skill-free combat.<br> Enduring <b>some</b> of the quickest-to-fail <b>weapons</b> ever implemented, you'll pour far too much time into repairing useful ones.<br> Apart from a few innovations, this is the same game as Dead Island, complete with dated visuals and some head-shakingly terrible voice acting.GamesNick<br> Gillettguardian.co.uk<br> © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies.<br> All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More
SACRAMENTO <b>-</b> An airline pilot who found himself facing scrutiny after he posted a video on the Internet that blasted airport security measures said <b>Tuesday</b> that his<br><img src="http://a.abcnews.com/images/US/ap_jessica_ridgeway_missing_jt_121006_wg.jpg"><br> critics are "naive" and ignoring a severe threat to the flying public. Dozens of <b>Republicans</b> have added their names to a legal brief urging the Supreme Court to declare <b>that</b> gay couples have a constitutional right to marry.WINSTON-SALEM,<br> N.C.<br> -- Kwame Morgan scored 30 points <b>to</b> lead Hampton to an 85-61 victory <b>over</b> Norfolk State on Friday night and a spot <b>in</b> the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament title game. Duke won't<br><img src="http://global3.memecdn.com/japan-wtf_o_488666.jpg"><br> get caught looking ahead in this NCAA tournament.<br> The Carnegie-winning <b>author</b> of After Tomorrow picks her top 10 books that throw everything you think you know upside downAfter Tomorrow is our latest Teen Book Club read and we're going <b>to</b> be <b>asking</b> Gillian all<br><img src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/01/01/t-magazine/01best-food/01best-food-tmagArticle.jpg"><br> about it in our Q&A later this month. If you have a question for Gillian,<br><img src="http://0.tqn.com/d/dogs/1/0/K/0/-/-/ShakingHands.KaneSkennar.jpg"><br> email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by <b>5pm</b> on Friday 10 May 2013I'm incurably nosey â€“ so naturally I'm a great reader. One of the fantastic things about books, fiction or non-fiction, is the way they give you a chance to look into different lives. Want to know what it's like being rich? Living in Japan? Emigrating? Being an elephant? Whatever you fancy exploring, there's almost certainly a book to fill your mind with images and start you <b>thinking.And<br></b> it doesn't end with that book or that subject. The more we open our minds to other cultures and other ways of understanding reality, the less we take our own for granted.<br> And the more possibilities we see in <b>our</b> own surroundings.<br> That's how fiction begins, of course. I wrote After <b>Tomorrow</b> because I thought: What would it be like if we were refugees? (And I was shocked to discover how little it would take.)Here's<br> my list of ten books that have made me think about what it would be like to live in a different place, or a different time, <b>or</b> a different body. Happy exploring!1.<br> The Arrival <b>by</b> Shaun TanThis is a graphic novel like no other. It has no words, because Shaun Tan is exploring what it's like to be <b>an</b> immigrant in a place, <b>where</b> the language, the writing <b>-</b> even the food â€“ are totally unfamiliar. If you really want to know what <b>it's</b> like trying to function in a completely alien culture, this is the book for you. Miraculously, although it has no <b>words</b> and the pictures are full of strange buildings and objects, it manages to be moving and thought-provoking - and ultimately optimistic.2.<br> Small Island by<br><img src="http://blog-photos.dogvacay.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/The-aggressive-dog-with-humans.jpg"><br> Andrea LevyA<br><img src="http://societyandreligion.com/minecraft/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/piii.jpg"><br> completely different kind of book about immigration. It's told by four distinctive characters: <b>Gilbert</b> and Hortense, from Jamaica, who are hoping <b>for</b> new <b>opportunities</b> in Britain; warm-hearted Queenie Bligh; and her racist husband, Bernard. <b>Because</b> it's set in a real place and time â€“ Britain in 1948 â€“ it gives a longer perspective on immigration. Whatever our roots are, all four characters are separated from <b>us</b> by the passage of time and the huge changes in culture since 1948.3. River Town by Peter HesslerPeter Hessler<br><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-35wQMpYtNZc/TXWNx8y2xCI/AAAAAAAB_2o/9vZYNfWrGn8/s1600/funny_demotivational_posters_01.jpg"><br> spent two years in China, teaching <b>in</b> a small town on the Yangtze, around fifteen years ago. He describes his day to day life and how he gradually came <b>to</b> <b>feel</b> at home in the town and make friends with local people. There <b>are</b> many more <b>up-to-date</b> books about <b>China,</b> but when I was in Beijing last month, this is the book everyone told me to read, to understand what<br><img src="http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02405/dog-house-cloud_2405022k.jpg"><br> life was like beyond the big cities.4.<br> Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence by Luke JacksonLuke Jackson has Asperger Syndrome and he wrote this book when he was thirteen, because "so many books are written about us, but none are written directly to adolescents with Asperger Syndrome.<br> I thought I would write one in the hope that we could all learn together." It helped me to understand not just about Asperger's, <b>but</b> about how easy it is to talk about people who are different instead of to them.5. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella GibbonsI've known this <b>perfect,</b> funny book all my life â€“ long before I knew what culture shock was. Smart, urban Flora Poste, left orphaned, with no marketable skills, decides to go and live with her cousins, the Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm. She finds herself plunged into a hilarious, doom-laden world of dark secrets and emotional tempests â€“ but it's <b>the</b> Starkadders who get hit by culture shock. They're helpless to stop Flora sorting out their lives to her own satisfaction â€“ <b>and</b> triumphing over the sukebind.6.<br> The Inheritors by William GoldingIt's incredibly <b>hard</b> to write novels where people really <b>think</b> in a different way.<br> Suppose you had no real language, little memory and hardly any understanding of the <b>link</b> between causes and effects? That's how William Golding has imagined the Neanderthal characters in this <b>book.</b> Since it <b>was</b> written, theories about the Neanderthals have changed, but his picture of people who are not like us is as powerful as ever.7.<br> The Sterkarm Handshake by Susan PriceGoing back in<br><img src="http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/8900000/Lovely-Complex-Wallpapers-I-Found-lovely-complex-love-com-8951044-800-600.jpg"><br> time would surely be the ultimate culture shock.<br> This is one of my favourite time-travel books. Susan Price has a unique and stylish way of dealing with the mechanics of that travel. (Too good to give away here.) She <b>sends</b> her heroine, <b>Andrea,</b> back to the rough and tumble of the English/Scottish borders in the 16th century â€“ where Andrea's view of herself is brilliantly transformed. Then Andrea's 16th century lover, Per, is swept forward into the 21st <b>century</b> â€“ <b>so</b> you <b>get</b> two different culture clashes in one book.8. Jude the Obscure by Thomas HardyJude must be the <b>ultimate</b> Different Hero - the nineteenth century cultural outsider who sets his heart <b>on</b> going to Oxford University and comes crashing up against the barriers of class distinction and academic snobbery. It's<br><img src="http://fire-engine-red.com/css/images/slide1.jpg"><br> an almost unbearably pessimistic book, full of Hardy's anger at the ways in which working class people were despised and excluded. But <b>part</b> of its greatness is that he lets us see that Jude really is an outsider, whose dreams are heart-breakingly unrealistic.9.<br> <b>Wonder</b> by R J PalacioThe hero of <b>this</b> book is a boy called Auggie, who has a very different face.<br> Having been born seriously disfigured, he's missed all his early<br><img src="http://media.ebaumsworld.com/picture/rsxfolife/Wtf.png"><br> school years because of operations. The book starts at the beginning of his first school term and it's told from many different points of view: by Auggie himself, by his friends and by his sister. It explores all the 'issues' you might expect, but in the end it's worth <b>reading</b> because it's a book about great characters (which proves its point, really).10.<br> Titus Groan by Mervyn PeakeAnd if the whole world was different? There are not many books as strange as Titus Groan, where <b>everything</b> is different - the characters, the ritual, the language and the extraordinary, brooding presence of the castle of Gormenghast itself. People who love it can never explain its magic to those who hate it. The ultimate Marmite book.After<br> Tomorrow is our latest Teen Book Club read and we're going to be asking Gillian<br><img src="http://news.menshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/stk107962cor1.jpg"><br> all about it in <b>our</b> Q&A later this month. If you have a question for Gillian, email us at email@example.com<br> by 5pm <b>on</b> Friday 10 May 2013Teen booksChildren and teenagersChildren's books: 8-12 yearsguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds disseminate a "data-to-decisions" approach to <b>the</b> broader applied math and computational science communities through workshops and other forms of outreach.<br> The House <b>Oversight</b> and Government Reform<br><img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7ft7dIHbZ1r8av0to1_500.jpg"><br> Committee approved legislation <b>that</b><br><img src="http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/32000000/Cute-Lovely-Taemin-the-group-shinee-32032831-933-640.jpg"><br> <b>could</b> result in the firing of some federal employees who owe taxes. The legislation, which was approved Wednesday by a voice vote along party lines, says individuals with "seriously delinquent tax debt" are not eligible to be federal employees. That includes those seeking federal employment as well as<br><img src="http://cdn.buzznet.com/assets/users16/pattygopez/default/buzznet-girl-crush-week-lucy--large-msg-135785609511.jpg"><br> those already <b>on</b> staff. Read full article >> Rolling report: Chris Froome<br><img src="http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/88863/see-lonely-sad-pain.jpg"><br> loses minute <b>to</b> leading <b>rivals,</b> while Mark Cavendish racks up career Tour stage win No25Paul Doyle PRETORIA, South Africa - South Africa is helping ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand <b>Aristide</b> return to his homeland from exile in <b>Pretoria,</b> and any problems Washington has with that should be taken up with Haiti, the deputy foreign minister said Tuesday. 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NEW YORK Bond guru Bill <b>Gross</b> says he's sold off all the stocks in his retirement portfolio, down to the very last share.<br> The world as <b>we</b> know it, he says, <b>has</b> "changed almost overnight."<br> But legendary stock-picker Peter Lynch thinks bargains are so plentiful now, "you feel like a mosquito <b>in</b> a ...<br> Greek yogurt, now produced <b>under</b> a number of name brands, is catching on in restaurants as an ingredient thatâ€™s indulgent and easy to use.<br><br><img src="http://i1.treklens.com/photos/78/pretty_clown.jpg"><br> U.S. DOE science chief tells Congress how sequestration will squeeze science A haven from hectic Ho Chi Mihn City. Georgetown coach John Thompson III usually measures his words carefully and avoids big-picture statements whenever <b>possible.</b> As the school food plan sets out to get more students eating well, headteacher Richard Dunne shares his key ingredients <b>for</b> transforming students' approach to<br><img src="http://cdn.blogs.babble.com/family-kitchen/files/2012/03/0001.jpg"><br> foodWhen I took over at Ashley Church of England Primary School, the food wasn't great.<br> It <b>was</b> brought in, pre-cooked by council caterers and dished <b>up</b> into plastic flight trays at a small serving hatch. It was uninspiring, and take-up of school dinners had sunk to 27% â€“ way <b>below</b> the national average of 40%.As a school, <b>we</b> wanted food to be an integral part of <b>our</b> community and culture, not a functional activity that takes place at lunchtime and then is quickly forgotten. The system we inherited simply wasn't good enough, so we needed to take action.But how could we go about it? To succeed and really turn it around I knew we couldn't <b>simply</b> tweak one element of it â€“ it would have to be a 'whole school' approach, affecting everything from the canteen environment to the quality and provenance of the ingredients.This<br> caused a lot of upheaval and needed commitment from the whole school community to make it happen.<br> For six months the children had to make do with packed lunches while a new kitchen <b>was</b> built so that the food could be cooked fresh on site. After careful consultation, <b>parents</b> agreed to a rise of 10p (to Â£2.10)<br> to fund local, seasonal fruit and veg and high welfare, organic meat.<br> We involved the children in shaping every aspect of the lunchtime experience, down to choosing the right kind of knife <b>and</b> fork.Our 'whole school' food culture quickly took hold over almost every aspect of the lunchtime and beyond. The canteen environment was carefully considered to make it feel as pleasant as possible. We wanted the children to come <b>in</b> and sit at tables straight <b>away,</b> not queue <b>up</b> and wait in long lines, and we created a family style setting with food served at the table, with proper plates, glasses and cutlery. Now, with the exception of our youngest, the children take a lead role in serving one another. <b>They</b> are becoming very responsible and great at portion control.To enjoy good quality, nutritious food, children need to really understand it, so we wanted to see how much food we could grow on site. We <b>now</b> have extensive <b>food</b> growing <b>areas</b> with a strong focus on diversity. As examples, we are currently growing 14 varieties of potato, we have a Surrey apple orchard and last autumn we planted a pear orchard with 21 varieties of pear.We're proud of the quality of our seasonal ingredients and the food that we produce on-site so <b>we</b> asked the kitchen team to share food information each week with the children about interesting new ingredients they would be trying â€“ asparagus one week and school-grown salad leaves the next.But we also wanted our children to become fully-fledged experts, so each year group has an area of responsibility. Year 1 pupils learn about and <a href = "http://buyz19.tumblr.com/forex-growth-bot">forex growth bot </a> flowers; year 2 keep bees; year<br><img src="http://brynhobson.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/LovelyWEB.jpg"><br> 3 become experts in fruit trees <b>and</b> local varieties of fruit; year 4 look after the soft fruit; year 5 raise the salads; year <b>6</b> are in charge of the <b>vegetables.</b> And <b>because</b> the school kitchen uses the children's produce, they are always excited about eating it.We<br> focused a lot on the child's experience, but it was crucial <b>to</b> get parents involved too, ensuring that what we do is accepted both<br><img src="http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k279/roger-davis-luver/We%2520Will%2520Rock%2520You%2520-%2520mixed%2520Pics/ricardo-lucy.jpg"><br> inside school and beyond. We now <b>have</b> regular lunches where parents <b>can</b> come in and enjoy a school meal with their children in the family service <b>setting</b> â€“ these are very popular and a great way to <b>help</b> parents understand and appreciate what we're trying to achieve.Finally, we wanted the kitchen team to add extra value beyond the kitchen so we <b>ask</b> them to lead culinary workshops with the children each week, making them part of the teaching team and further building their relationship with children and staff.<br> As part <b>of</b> our interview process, the chef had to run a cookery session with a group of children.It's been a long journey, but we now have a curriculum-wide approach to food in which children are empowered to <b>manage</b> their own lunchtimes<br><img src="http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/dog-9.jpg"><br> and see food as another part of their learning experience. Take-up now stands at a much healthier 70% and we're a world away from the pre-packed uniformity we had when I first took over.<br> Most importantly though, we have <b>a</b> more happy, fulfilled and healthy school, and <b>our</b> children <b>are</b> being given an <b>education</b> in <b>good</b> food that will keep them going throughout their adult lives.Richard Dunne is headteacher at Ashley C of E Primary School in Surrey and <b>a</b> member of <b>the</b> School Food Plan Expert Panel.This content is brought to you by Guardian Professional. Looking for your next role? Take a look at Guardian jobs for schools for thousands of the latest teaching, leadership and support jobs.Teaching<br> tipsLeadershipGreen schoolsSchoolsTeachingguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies.<br> All <b>rights</b> reserved.<br> | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds Jennifer LaRue <b>Huget</b> explains how best to incorporate the new dietary guidelines on <b>seafood</b> into your diet.<br> A midcareer survey of Gary Hume paintings at Tate <b>Britain</b> shows he is not nearly as mysterious as his work suggests. <br> A super-group formed partly in<br><img src="http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/203600/pink-rose-lovely-bunch.jpg"><br> tribute to a seminal recording studio holds its final <b>concert.<br></b> Forget <b>the</b> roses and violins. In a special noontime concert on Valentine's Day called "Waves of Pleasure," Assistant Professor Brian <b>Robison</b> will wave his hands over a theremin to <b>create</b> other-worldly renditions of popular romantic classics by Handel, Puccini and Rachmaninoff, as well as contemporary favorites by Ellington, Gershwin and Rodgers. Also featuring lecturer Charles Shadle as piano accompanist, the concert will be held in the Lewis Music Library (Room 14E-109) on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 12 to 1 p.m. One of the earliest electronic musical instruments, the theremin is unique in that the performer doesn't touch <b>it</b> while playing. Instead, proximity of the performer's hands <b>to</b> two antennae control the pitch and volume.Robison<br> first encountered a theremin in a music store about a decade ago.<br> "I was hopelessly unable <b>to</b> produce any recognizably musical sound," he recalls, but he decided last fall that the <b>instrument</b> <b>was</b> just too much fun not to have one.Calling the theremin "maddeningly difficult to play accurately," <b>Robison</b> notes that it requires extremely fine motor control. "If your hand drifts just a millimeter or two in space, that motion produces a noticeable change in pitch," he says.The concert will include an opportunity for adventurous audience members to try the instrument.<br> "There's <b>something</b> mesmerizing about playing an instrument that responds to your every move, whether you want it to or<br><img src="http://c69282.r82.cf3.rackcdn.com/trp_-_pr_22_-_13_04_10___029.jpg"><br> not," Robison says.<br> "I keep coming back to the theremin<br><img src="http://cdn.pedigreedatabase.com/dogbreeds/german_shepherd_dog.jpg"><br> -- despite the limitations, <b>despite</b> the frustration, despite the humiliation.<br> Much like love."<br> England <b>have</b> a history of letting the <b>championship</b> slip from their grasp in the Welsh capitalWhile watching Wales dash England's <b>grand</b> slam hopes so spectacularly in Cardiff <b>last</b> Saturday, I remembered that this wasn't the first time <b>a</b> trip<br><img src="http://fire-engine-red.com/css/images/slide1.jpg"><br> across the <b>Severn</b> Bridge had ended in sporting despair for England.<br> Defeat against a strong Wales team that claimed the 2013 championship cushioned the blow a tiny bit, but it was a completely different experience to watching championship-chasing England leave Cardiff <b>empty</b> handed on <b>19</b> March 1989.<br> That loss still hurts<br><img src="http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/88863/see-lonely-sad-pain.jpg"><br> 24 years on.England's rugby journey through the 1980s descended from the zenith of the 1980 grand slam to the nadir of the inaugural World Cup in 1987, with <b>many</b> of the Five Nations campaigns in between just too shameful to comprehend. Between <b>1983</b> and 1987, England won just just five of their 20 matches in <b>the</b> championship.If defeat to the Welsh in the 1987 World Cup and the nature of that performance left England at rock bottom, then surely the only way was up, as Yazz pointed out in the <b>summer</b> after England's improved Five Nations <b>showing</b> in 1988. Two wins against Scotland and Ireland â€“ the latter <b>said</b> <b>to</b> have instigated the "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" anthem now synonymous with the national side â€“ and a heartwarming victory over Australia in the autumn at Twickenham, resulted in genuine optimism surrounding England's hopes in the 1989 championship. Under the triumvirate of Geoff Cooke (team manager), Roger Uttley (coach) and Will Carling (captain), English rugby was beginning to show signs of recovery.The first three matches of England's 1989 Five Nations campaign were encouraging, especially for success-starved supporters of recent years. After a stuttering 12-12 draw against Scotland at Twickenham, England went <b>to</b> Dublin and won 16-3, with tries from Brian<br><img src="http://i37.mangareader.net/tough/143/tough-1713500.jpg"><br> Moore and Dean Richards highlighting the strength contained within their pack. England's 11-0 win at home against France convinced <b>many</b> that this new incarnation were the real deal. Coach Uttley went as far as saying: "This side is probably <b>a</b> better side than 1980 and they <b>still</b> have more to <b>offer."</b> High praise indeed, although not all <b>were</b> so sure.Writing on the morning of the France match, Mirror journalist Michael Bowen laid into various members of the England setup, under <b>the</b> headline "Hit or myth?". Cooke (criticised for boring displays), Carling ("his decision-making as player and<br><img src="http://pic.epicfail.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/epic-wtf-costume-fail.jpg"><br> skipper are suspect"),<br><img src="http://d364y98vz4769w.cloudfront.net/drawings/images/000/001/102/full/FART.jpg%3F1334133373"><br> full-back Jonathan Webb ("as much an international as my old grandma") and scrum-half Dewi <b>Morris</b> ("too big and slow for the modern game") came in for particular criticism, although <b>it</b> was telling that Bowen changed his tune <b>afterwards,</b> somehow trying to claim a bit of credit for <b>the</b> win: "They took out their anger on the French <b>and</b> all the men on trial came through with flying colours." Either way, England now travelled to Cardiff with their first championship in sight since the start of the decade.<br> They were firm favourites to <b>accomplish</b> this feat.The<br> Welsh, on<br><img src="http://mirthbomb.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Japanese-wtf.jpg"><br> the other hand, were in a sorry state.<br> If England's decline had been steady and slightly torturous during the 1980s, then spare a thought for any rugby lovers in Wales.<br> After winning the Triple Crown and <b>sharing</b> the Five Nations championship with France in 1988, the team had been hit hard by the defection of Jonathan Davies to the riches of rugby league and Widnes. Prior to the England game in Cardiff, they had lost all three championship matches (23-7 in Scotland, a home 19-13 defeat against Ireland and a 31-12 drubbing in Paris) and they now faced the prospect <b>of</b> the first whitewash in their Five Nations history. They were, however, still clinging on to the fact that the English had not won an international in <b>Cardiff</b> since 1963, a fact often repeated in the lead-up to the match and such a touchy subject for the visitors that reports became rife <b>that</b> Carling imposed an interview embargo on the subject.Before<br> the match, <b>the</b> psychological aspect of England's makeup was targeted by the Welsh, who <b>were</b> understandably keen to gain any slight advantage that they could muster.<br> Neath's successful coach Brian Thomas was the first to wade in with his not-too-subtle <b>opinion:</b> "The English are mentally <b>inferior</b> rugby wise, and as a race," adding that "Whenever I played against England, I knew mentally that Wales were the better side.<br> That can still happen - it's all a question of strength and will."Injured Wales player Mark Ring highlighted general Welsh suspicion surrounding England's half-back pairing: "Quite<br><img src="http://cdn2.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/7279357/good_girl_gina_large_verge_medium_landscape.jpg"><br> frankly, Dewi Morris <b>and</b> Rob Andrew wouldn't be in our top six." He was not alone in this opinion, Thomas again questioning Morris' ability: "He goes forward and makes the ball available, but he can't pass. I can think of four Welsh scrum halves who are better than him."<br> Barry John: "Rattle <b>Morris</b> and you rattle England... it has to be said that his game at present is limited."<br> Don't sit on the fence chaps.Another<br> issue that simply could not be ignored was the last Wales-England clash<br><img src="http://cardsandcats.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/RED.png"><br> at Cardiff Arms Park in 1987, or the Battle of Cardiff as it had <b>been</b> referred to ever since.<br> An ugly episode <b>in</b> Anglo-Welsh rugby history, the scenes of violence that saw Wales' number eight Phil Davies cheekbone broken in three places, led to international bans for Richard Hill, Graham Dawe, Wade Dooley and Gareth Chilcott.<br> With the latter two included in England's XV for the forthcoming <b>clash,</b> a lot of attention naturally centred on the pair.<br> Dooley indicated his embarrassment at his involvement in the incident, but promised to be on his best behaviour, probably just as well, after Cooke had threatened anyone found guilty of foul play with a swift<br><img src="http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs29/i/2008/164/b/f/Sunshine_by_Akaeya_Lovely.jpg"><br> end to their international career.England had relatively few selection issues before Cardiff, their main decision concerning the selection of Chilcott at tighthead in front of<br><img src="http://lulzshirts.com/sites/default/files/user_uploaded/wtf.png"><br> the now fully fit Jeff Probyn, who <b>had</b> been <b>out</b> for three weeks after suffering concussion in Dublin.<br> Their pack was undoubtedly impressive; Mike Teague, Andy <b>Robinson</b> and Dean Richards were enjoying fine seasons <b>in</b> the back row, with the second row partnership of Ackford and Dooley starting to develop what would become a <b>beautiful</b> relationship for England.<br><img src="http://newcdn.isofi.eu/Artwork/Nocturne%2520Red.jpg"><br> <b>Wingers</b> Chris Oti and Rory Underwood â€“ who was surpassing <b>Mike</b> Slemen's record of 32 caps on <b>the</b> wing <b>for</b> <b>England</b> <b>â€“</b> were exciting, but many felt the pair<br><img src="http://cdn.ph.upi.com/sv/i/UPI-2001362084569/2013/1/13620869041786/Westminster-show-dog-murder-mystery.jpg"><br> had not been utilised enough during the championship, an allegation often thrown at England over the next <b>few</b> years, culminating famously in David Campese's infamous mind games prior to the 1991 World Cup final.If England were the model of consistency â€“<br><img src="http://cdn.pedigreedatabase.com/dogbreeds/german_shepherd_dog.jpg"><br> only 16 players used in their three <b>championship</b> matches â€“ Wales were chaotic in comparison, using 23 players and handing out four debuts along the way in an attempt to stop the rot (capping another new player in winger Arthur Emyr for the England fixture). Injuries played some part in this, though, with 1989 <b>Lions</b> squad member Dai Young ruled out after Wales' opening match and fellow Lion Bob Norster only returning to the side for the France fixture.<br> Selection <b>policy</b> <b>did</b> seem muddled though, with another Lions player John Devereux leaving the field against Ireland with a facial injury, <b>only</b> to be dropped for the rest of the championship.Wales<br> possessed other quality backs in scrum-half Rob Jones, winger Ieuan Evans, <b>and</b> skipper <b>Paul</b> Thorburn, but general opinion, in the English based press <b>at</b> least, favoured an away victory.<br> "The only real <b>case</b> for Wales is the kicking of Paul Thorburn, who has amassed 191 points and<br><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CyaMMSY2NAU/TZ2yHWlM1BI/AAAAAAAAAv4/8y4Iee4KMm4/s1600/Cute-Baby-Girl-Thinking-480x360.jpg"><br> is ice-cool under pressure.<br> But not even Thorburn can score from deep in his own half. I go for an <b>England</b><br><img src="http://images.northrup.org/picture/xl/prairie-dogs/prairie-dog-family-portrait-2.jpg"><br> <b>win</b> with style," wrote Tony Bodley in the Express.<br> It was hard <b>to</b> disagree with this view, even with England's <b>abysmal</b> record <b>in</b> the Welsh capital.Before the match, former Welsh star JPR Williams declared a desire that Wales show some "Hwyl" once again â€“ a Welsh word meaning passion or a surge of <b>blood.</b> Unfortunately for Mike Teague, Wales' number <b>eight</b> Mark Jones may have been a little too pumped for the occasion; as the match <b>kicked</b> off in atrocious rain and wind, Jones charged through on England's flanker, wiping out Teague and rearranging his face in the process.<br> After just five seconds, Teague's day was over.<br> Gary Rees replaced one of England's unsung heroes of the campaign. If they didn't know <b>it</b> already, England <b>knew</b> now that the Welsh were up for the challenge.The hideous conditions, <a href = "http://buyz19.tumblr.com/tinnitus-miracle">tinnitus miracle review </a> horizontal rain, did not allow for fully flowing <b>rugby,</b> and on the odd occasion before the break when England looked capable of going over, both Carling and Webb ignored the presence of Oti on the wing, leaving English fans screaming in frustration. After Thorburn<br><img src="http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/8900000/Lovely-Complex-Wallpapers-I-Found-lovely-complex-love-com-8951044-800-600.jpg"><br> and Andrew exchanged two penalties each, England inched ahead with an Andrew drop-goal just sneaking over as the Welsh put England's fly-half under great pressure. Although England had hardly been inspiring, a 9-6 lead at the interval looked <b>to</b> <b>be</b> setting up a classic case of getting the job done.<br> The Welsh needed a moment of <b>inspiration</b> or a moment of madness from the visitors in the second half; step forward <b>Rory</b> Underwood.Paul Turner's high kick towards England's 22 was caught easily by England's <b>winger,</b> but what followed was sporting suicide.<br> Underwood's<br><img src="http://aucklandmtb.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/womens-rides.jpg"><br> pass inside to Webb was a shocker, the full-back unable to stretch far enough <b>to</b> gather the ball, and the Welsh smelt blood.<br> In the ensuing scramble, the ball was kicked on behind England's try-line by debutant<br><img src="http://images.wisegeek.com/dog-with-suds.jpg"><br> Emyr, allowing centre Mike Hall to win the race and get his hand to the ball first and slam it towards the sodden turf.Although<br> the try <b>was</b> given, subsequent viewings of the incident were inconclusive and opinion pretty <b>much</b> divided dependent on which side <b>of</b> the border <b>you</b> reside.<br> In subsequent years, Welsh lock Phil Davies admitted <b>that</b> had television <b>replays</b> been in place at the time the try may not have been allowed, yet it would have been a brave decision for Australian referee Kerry Fitzgerald to disallow the score.<br> Thorburn conversion gave Wales a 12-9 lead (four points for a try back then) and England's championship hopes were being washed away in the <b>Welsh</b> rain.England may have felt <b>aggrieved</b> by the <b>try,</b> and when Andrew missed a penalty to level the scores, their tempers got the better of them.<br> Again Cardiff hosted another Wales-England brawl, as a thirty second punch-up commenced between various members of the packs, Richards and Wales' prop Mike Griffiths getting particularly friendly with each other. England's discipline was disintegrating faster than their championship aspirations, and the <b>match</b> descended into a scrappy affair, with Robert Jones constantly pegging England <b>back</b> with a fine kicking display, not allowing them <b>a</b> sniff of a chance. It was <b>becoming</b> sadly apparent to English supporters that this was simply <b>not</b> their day, as another chapter of Cardiff calamity was being <b>played</b> out before their very eyes.<br> <b>At</b> the <b>final</b> whistle, hundreds of jubilant Welsh fans invaded the pitch to celebrate their 12-9 <b>win,</b> and <b>the</b> English post-mortem was already beginning.Underwood was immediately cast as a scapegoat for all of England's woes, although Morris was not far behind in the criticism stakes.<br> "It was my mistake. I thought I would give the ball to Jon to kick. It was a dreadful pass and all my fault," said a distraught Underwood, <b>who</b> <b>broke</b> down <b>in</b> <b>tears</b> in<br><img src="http://cdn.ph.upi.com/sv/i/UPI-2001362084569/2013/1/13620869041786/Westminster-show-dog-murder-mystery.jpg"><br> the dressing room after the match.<br> <b>How</b> he must have been cheered on the Monday morning to pick up a paper only to see Bowen refer to him as 'Rory Blunderwood'. Morris' display had also <b>irked</b> Bowen, who felt Rob Andrew had been frequently exposed by weak passing from his half-back partner, and it would appear that the England setup were not too enamoured either; Morris had played his last test for nearly three years.Wales were understandably cock-a-hoop, taking the chance to lash out at their critics and stick the boot in on England as a bonus. "The reason Wales won was clear.<br> When it comes to <b>playing</b> in Cardiff, England <b>just</b> don't <b>have</b> the bottle," indicated Robert Jones, although it would <b>be</b> Paul Thorburn that would cause the biggest furore, with his comments aimed <b>towards</b><br><img src="http://cdn.smosh.com/sites/default/files/bloguploads/celebrity-name-pun-taylor-drift.jpg"><br> journalist Stephen Jones at the after-match dinner: "I would very much like Mr<br><img src="http://a.abcnews.com/images/US/ap_jessica_ridgeway_missing_jt_121006_wg.jpg"><br> Stephen Jones to leave the room because I consider him to be the scum of the earth."<br> Thorburn was clearly unhappy with Jones' not unreasonable pre-match assertion that<br><img src="http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs29/i/2008/164/b/f/Sunshine_by_Akaeya_Lovely.jpg"><br> defeat for the Welsh might be a blessing in disguise, a wake-up call for the Welsh administrators. The pride and passion displayed by the <b>Welsh</b> <b>was</b> one thing - <b>the</b> Daily Express' 'Hail the glory <b>boyos'</b> headline one of <b>many</b> <b>tributes</b> to the team - but Thorburn's behaviour was frowned upon, leading to many officials apologising on his behalf. His subsequent exclusion from the 1989 <b>Lions</b> tour to Australia was heavily linked to his actions post-match.Despite England's setback, they returned the next season in fine form, only <b>to</b> fall at the final<br><img src="http://cdn.mos.totalfilm.com/images/p/pretty-woman-470-75.jpg"><br> hurdle yet again as Scotland won the winner-takes-all clash to end all winner-takes-all clashes at Murrayfield. After two soul-destroying final-day losses in a year, <b>the</b> England team could have been forgiven for sulking, but the wheels were fully in motion behind the <b>English</b> juggernaut, as 1991 proved to be a case of third time lucky, their first grand slam in 11 years starting a year in which they almost <b>won</b> the World Cup.As<br> for Wales, the victory at Cardiff <b>may</b> have raised hopes for a brighter future, but the win <b>merely</b> put off the inevitable for another year; a 1990 wooden spoon and first whitewash snowballed into 1991, with a repeat bottom-placed finish (one draw and three defeats) and humiliation at the hands of Western Samoa <b>in</b> the World Cup, bringing the Welsh game to its lowest point.<br> The team would gradually improve; they had to, but <b>such</b> was the state of the national sport that Wales' <b>next</b> <b>win</b> in Cardiff in the Five Nations was three years and two days after their 1989 triumph over England.<br> But during that bleak period, there must have been <b>some</b> consolation for depressed Welsh supporters in remembering the day that they broke English hearts. Not for the last time <b>as</b> it would turn out.â€¢<br> This is an article from our Guardian Sport Networkâ€¢ <b>This</b> blog first appeared on That 1980s Sports BlogRugby unionSix NationsEngland rugby union teamWales rugby union teamSteven Pyeguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies.<br> All <b>rights</b> reserved.<br> | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More <b>Feeds</b> Keeping track of individuals in an endangered population of animals is a cumbersome and time-consuming task. Conservationists physically tag animals in the wild to better follow them over time. But tagging can be intrusive for many species, and difficult to accomplish in larger populations. As an alternative, scientists have photographed animals in their natural environments and catalogued the images, along with information such as individualsâ€™ dimensions and geographic locations. However, as images accumulate, picking out individuals from among thousands of pictures can be a monumental task. Sai Ravela, a principal research scientist in MITâ€™s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, estimates that manually sifting through a catalog of 10,000 images can <b>take</b> one person 15 years.<br> â€œItâ€™s an enormous amount of time,â€ Ravela says.<br> â€œYouâ€™re reaching the edges of what people want <b>to</b> do with their lives.â€Now<br> Ravela and his colleagues at <b>MIT</b> have developed computer <b>software</b> that automates much of the image-matching process. The system, which theyâ€™ve named SLOOP, sifts through thousands of images, using pattern-recognition algorithms to analyze <b>features</b> in each image, such as an animalâ€™s arrangement of stripes or spots. The system then identifies an average of 20 most likely matches for an <b>individual.<br></b> From there, the researchers turned to crowdsourcing, asking online users to pick the most <b>similar</b> pair. Based on such feedback, the system reorders the <b>list,</b> paring it down to fewer images likely to depict the <b>same</b> individual. â€œItâ€™s sort of like Google, in that you type in a search term and <b>you</b> get back potential matches, but ultimately youâ€™re the judge of whatâ€™s the best match,â€ Ravela says. â€œIt makes biologistsâ€™ lives a lot easier than having to go through an entire <b>catalog.â€Ravela,</b> along with<br><img src="http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0006/3622/products/gemma_ride_tote_2_grande.jpg%3F74"><br> undergraduates James Duyck and Chelsea Finn, are applying the system to various <b>endangered</b> and <b>threatened</b> species, including geckos, whale sharks and skinks. The group will present details of the system at the Mexican Conference on Pattern Recognition in June. Beyond facial recognitionIn recent years, pattern-recognition algorithms have mostly been developed for facial recognition, matching individuals by features such as eyes, noses and mouths. But Ravela says these algorithms are not sophisticated enough to parse out the enormous<br><img src="http://arolemodel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/funny-body-language.jpg"><br> complexity in animal patterning. â€œTo distinguish an individual, like a salamander Bob from a salamander Jill, is tough,â€ Ravela says.<br> â€œOn the whole, the variability we see within species really tests our <b>assumptions</b><br><img src="http://filmcircle.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Puri-Jagan-new-Item-girl.jpg"><br> <b>of</b> what <b>makes</b> a good pattern-recognition algorithm.â€His<br> <b>group</b> has developed multiple algorithms to identify matching patterns, including several that <b>adjust</b> for changes in an<br><img src="http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/16900000/girl-and-the-rain-sad-songs-16929572-500-706.jpg"><br> animalâ€™s lighting, orientation and geometry, and other algorithms that overlay images, comparing the<br><img src="http://brynhobson.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/LovelyWEB.jpg"><br> positioning of spots or stripes.<br> The researchers use combinations of algorithms to match images, depending on a speciesâ€™s particular features.Â A user can upload an image to the system, along with any <b>accompanying</b> information such as an individualâ€™s weight, size and <b>location.<br></b> Depending on the type of animal being catalogued, the user performs a few simple additional steps, such <b>as</b> marking reference points like a lizardâ€™s eyes, nose and shoulder.<br> The system then takes over, using algorithms to adjust <b>the</b> image and ranking its similarity to the rest of the catalogâ€™s images.<br> Animal trackingThe image-matching system is <b>currently</b> <b>used</b> by New Zealandâ€™s Department of Conservation to track threatened populations of skinks â€” small lizards that, thanks to a recovery program, have<br><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--9M-WZaAK7g/Ta4hhY1uBaI/AAAAAAAAAEg/bRzr6-_VTgo/s1600/pretty-little-liars-promos-02.jpg"><br> multiplied in recent years. The speciesâ€™s rebound, while a good sign, poses a more difficult tracking problem for conservationists as the population grows â€” a problem that<br><img src="http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2012/12/dezeen_Drawing-Machine-by-All-Lovely-Stuff_ss_2.jpg"><br> SLOOP is helping to solve.<br> â€œWe had reached the point where two-thirds of our monitoring effort was spent in front of the computer screen, and only one-third in the field directly monitoring the lizards,â€ says Andy Hutcheon, program manager for the Grand and Otago Skink Recovery Plan in New Zealand. â€œThatâ€™s a lot of eyestrain.â€Using the <b>system,</b> Hutcheon <b>and</b> his colleagues have quickly sorted out individuals from <b>among</b> more than 26,000 existing images. So far, they have found 15 cases in<br><img src="http://global3.memecdn.com/japan-wtf_o_488666.jpg"><br> which human error incorrectly identified an individual as two distinct lizards.Â Ultimately, <b>SLOOP</b> may<br><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9UqIcP_QCd4/Tr_D_JbXnEI/AAAAAAAAAjk/oY2ghE5zVkw/s1600/Rory-Gilmore-gilmore-girls-34512_766_1024.jpg"><br> help scientists answer broader questions about animal behavior, such as <b>on</b> speciesâ€™ breeding habits and migration patterns. For example, Hutcheon says the image-matching system has picked out at least six individuals among the<br><img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6r4npUN671qg4pceo1_400.jpg"><br> entire population that have migrated between <b>study</b> sites, in some cases traveling up to several miles. â€œMany New Zealand natives are characterized by lack of detailed data,â€ Hutcheon<br><img src="http://cache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/tough_02_02/t13_17824205.jpg"><br> says. â€œNew application of technology that can help us to understand their numbers and life history can only help with their conservation.â€Crowd conservationGoing a step further, Ravelaâ€™s team looked <b>at</b> the <b>potential</b> for crowdsourcing to further speed up the image-matching process. As an experiment, the researchers posted thousands of images<br><img src="http://societyandreligion.com/minecraft/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/piii.jpg"><br> of salamanders, in groups of four, on Amazonâ€™s Mechanical Turk, an online crowdsourcing marketplace.<br> The researchers asked users to rank the images in order of similarity. To â€œrateâ€ a userâ€™s ability, the system was programmed to know the answer <b>to</b> three of every four images. If a user correctly ranked these known images, the system accepted the userâ€™s fourth answer.<br> As incentive to participate, the researchers offered users a modest<br><img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr58mdNPiL1qgpgwvo1_500.gif"><br> monetary reward for correct answers. â€œWe found about a third of the <b>people</b> who came <b>were</b> really good pattern-matchers,â€ Ravela says.<br> â€œOne guy had a 99.96 percent performance, and stayed for 3,000 comparisons.â€<br> By combining computer-vision algorithms with crowdsourcing, the team is able to quickly identify image matches among thousands of <b>photos</b> with 97 percent accuracy.Â The researchers are now working to further automate the system.<br> For example, Ravelaâ€™s students are developing algorithms<br><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Bn2m2mZSCcU/UPNr44n7o4I/AAAAAAAAJcs/sxCmabW8jA8/s1600/Zoya_Nail_Polish_Lovely_Spring-2013_tease.jpg"><br> that will automatically separate <b>and</b> outline <b>an</b> animal from <b>an</b> image background. <b>The</b> <b>problem</b> is a difficult one, as the system would have to distinguish between, for instance, a lizardâ€™s <b>leg</b> and <b>a</b> nearby twig.Â To<br><img src="http://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2011/10/bog_design2Barchitec_550x550.jpg.644x0_q100_crop-smart.jpg"><br> solve <b>these</b> problems, Finn is developing matching algorithms using feature geometry, while Duyck is combining multiple pattern-matching algorithms to improve image-ranking.<br> â€œThese are incredibly hard problems,â€ Ravela says. â€œOn the other hand, doing these things manually is extraordinarily time-consuming. 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Maria Zuber, a pioneer in space exploration who has made seminal breakthroughs in<br><img src="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2012/03/a_101871398_w.jpg"><br> understanding solar <b>system</b> planets and their evolution, is the recipient of MITâ€™s James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award for 2012-13. The announcement was made at <b>a</b> meeting of the MIT faculty earlier this month. The <b>award,</b> established in 1971 to honor the Instituteâ€™s 10th president, recognizes extraordinary professional achievements by an MIT faculty <b></b> member.<br> <b>Each</b> year, <b>candidates</b> <b>for</b> the award are nominated by their <b>peers,</b> and a <b></b> winner is chosen by a faculty committee.<br> Zuber, the E.A. 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Zuberâ€™s â€œbreakthrough momentâ€ came with her involvement in the Clementine space project â€” a mission to launch a spacecraft to observe the moon and surrounding asteroids. She led the analysis of data from the mission, and generated the first reliable topographic <b>map</b> of the <b>moon.<br></b> Her work established a new way to quantitatively analyze geophysical data, which <b>has</b> since become the standard in planetary mapping throughout the world. Zuber will soon generate even more detailed maps of the moon with GRAIL, the Gravity and Interior Laboratory, a mission she conceived and leads.<br> On Sept.<br> 10, 2011, the missionâ€™s twin probes, named Ebb and Flow, launched to the <b>moon,</b> and have since been orbiting and mapping the moonâ€™s gravitational field in unprecedented detail. 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The mission will also play a key role in enabling safe lunar landings in the future.<br> â€œ[Zuberâ€™s] <b>inspired</b> leadership of a huge team over many<br><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rR1Ofv_w2XE/UHe2Qy8RF6I/AAAAAAAAAU0/0jNBS8TdKvs/s640/Gossip-Girl-Blair.jpg"><br> <b>years</b> at NASAâ€™s Jet Propulsion Laboratory brought <b>this</b> multi-hundred-million-dollar mission to success â€” within <b>budget</b> and on schedule,â€ the citation read. â€œThis rare feat is widely recognized in NASA circles as a tour de force.â€In<br> <b>addition</b> to her significant contributions to planetary <b>science,</b> Zuber <b>has</b> <b>also</b> had a strong influence within MIT. <b>As</b> EAPS department <b>head,</b> <b>she</b> was <b>an</b> enthusiastic mentor; the number of women faculty within the department more than doubled during her tenure.<br> Â â€œI'd have <b>to</b> say that the Killian Award is the most meaningful honor I've ever receivedÂ becauseÂ it comes from my colleagues, and they have extraordinarily high standards,â€ Zuber says. <b>â€œIt</b> is beyond humbling to <b>be</b> singled out.Â I<br> view the award as a celebration of the largeÂ teams of collaborators and students withÂ whom I've worked throughout my career.â€Zuberâ€™s<br> work has earned numerous other honors and distinctions, including the <b>G.K.<br></b> Gilbert Award of the Geological Society of America, the Carl<br><img src="http://img.izismile.com/img/img4/20110208/640/funny_demotivational_posters_640_02.jpg"><br> Sagan Memorial Award presented by the American Astronautical Society and the Planetary Society, and <b>membership</b> in the National Academy of Sciences.Â â€œProfessor Zuberâ€™s leadership and dedication have resulted in a<br><img src="http://cdn.motinetwork.net/demotivationalposters.net/image/demotivational-poster/0903/wtf-demotivational-poster-1238557745.jpg"><br> change to scientistsâ€™ basic understanding of the interior structure, thermal evolution <b></b> and geologic history of Mars, the moon and asteroids,â€ the citation read.Â One of Zuberâ€™s nominators writes, â€œHer towering stature as a fundamental scientist, an expert in the technology of the instrumentation, and a keen and efficient manager have made her a NASA <b>legend</b> in <b>her</b> own time.â€ Faced with skyrocketing fuel bills, major U.S. airlines <b>have</b> announced nearly $1 billion in losses for the first <b>three</b> months of the <b>year,</b> a financial toll <b>that</b> is forcing carriers to slash flight schedules, cut jobs, add passenger fees and even seek potential merger partners. On a party-line vote, the<br><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jH7q2q3325c/TWB5ygWQeYI/AAAAAAAAA5w/IsFGDgK_Kcc/s1600/dog1.jpg"><br> House forced through <b>a</b> stalled farm bill, despite Democratic objections that stripping the food stamp program would leave poor Americans without a safety net. <br> Tommy Haas will play <b>the</b> defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber in the final of the BMW Open in Munich. Study yields <b>more-accurate</b> distance to Large Magellanic Cloud Q. The bathroom grout in our 14-year-old house has become stained, and we haven't been able to clean it with various products, including bleach. How do we restore the color? -D.<br> Lilly The First Amendment protects a fringe church's <b>anti-gay</b> protests at military funerals, a nearly unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a<br><img src="http://ballsdot.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/dog1.jpg"><br> powerful opinion that spoke <b>to</b> the nation's tolerance for even hateful public <b>speech.<br></b> A mayoral campaign that has <b>attracted</b> little attention from voters in the <b>nation's</b> second most populous city is headed for a May runoff that will pit two quintessential Los Angeles political insiders <b>against</b> one another.<br> Read full article
Must scientists at the Paris Observatory really give<br><img src="http://jenniferdawnmclucas.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Best_friend_Puzzle_by_Lara_Princess.jpg"><br> the world's timekeepers more ammunition in their war on the unpunctual?There is a paradox at <b>the</b> heart of scientific endeavour.<br> As Homer Simpson put it: "How come they can send a <b>man</b> to the moon but can't make my shoes smell good?"I felt similarly on hearing the thrilling if intellectually discombobulating news that scientists at the Paris Observatory claim to <b>have</b> found a more accurate way to measure<br><img src="http://blog.needsupply.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/pretty-in-pink-the-brat-pack-1354109-1069-733.jpg"><br> time.Will their research help temporal <b>slackers</b> like me in the war against punctuality? If I'm late for an appointment can I cite the new Parisian redefinition of the second as <b>mitigation</b> in a dog-ate-my-homework manner? Unlikely. <b>It's</b> hard then for me to see the benefits of <b>what</b> is evidently very clever scientific research. In <b>my</b> view, public funding of scientific research should be further slashed until it really addresses the most important spatio-temporal matters <b>in</b> my universe.Idiot, you retort: don't you realise <b>that</b><br><img src="http://bridalmusings.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/lovely-LA-by-Sweet-Little-Photographs_00.jpg"><br> telecommunications, satellite navigation and the stock markets rely on ever-better time measurements? That atomic clocks stop planes crashing into each other? That you wouldn't be making mobile phone calls so <b>readily</b> if it weren't for atomic clocks facilitating the simultaneous transmission of thousands of calls down <b>the</b> same <b>wire?Hold</b> <b>on.</b> Wasn't time already measured sufficiently <b>accurately?</b> In the olden days it was relatively simple to grasp how time was measured. One complete rotation of the Earth equalled a day and the rest <b>of</b> the units we used to measure time <b>could</b> be made up of subdivisions.<br> We have, <b>incidentally,</b> always measured time in terms of distance.Then someone noticed <b>that</b> the Earth wobbled as it rotated on its axis, making some days longer than others. That's why, before 1967, you so often heard British Rail announcers deploy the stock get-out clause: "We would like to apologise for the late running of the 11.43. This is because of unscheduled undulations in the Earth's <b>rotation</b> interfering with our <b>temporal</b> measurement paradigm. But we <b>should</b> make up time after <b>Reading."</b> If we were going to get serious about measuring time, we had to do better than that.That<br> is when all our problems began. Ever since 1967, the measurement of time has been <b>so</b> accurate that the slacker era of excuses for being late is over. We're pursued ever more ardently by time's winged chariot, driven by temporal technicians who insist that we be punctual, present and correct.Since<br> 1967 the definition of a second<br><img src="http://media-cache-ec4.pinterest.com/avatars/bringing_pretty-1346104767_600.jpg"><br> has been the duration of 9,192,631,770 oscillations of the microwave radiation absorbed or emitted <b>when</b> a caesium <b>atom</b> jumps between two particular energy states. (If you're getting that glazed look <b>you</b> experience when Brian Cox gets technical, I can only apologise.) <b>And,</b> <b>currently,</b> the best way to measure that frequency is with what scientists <b>poetically</b> call an atomic fountain, whereby a laser beam propels atoms of <b>gaseous</b> caesium upwards and then the atoms' emissions are probed once by a microwave as they rise <b>and</b> then <b>again</b> as they fall.<br> Such a caesium fountain clock will keep time to within one second over 100 million years.But that's not accurate enough for Dr Jerome Lodewyck and his team of in Paris.<br> They have devised an optical lattice <b>clock</b> that they hope will <b>be</b> even <b>more</b> accurate. "In our clocks we use laser beams," Lodewyck explains. "Laser beams oscillate much faster than microwave radiation, and in a sense we divide time in much shorter intervals so we can measure <b>time</b> more precisely." Optical lattice clocks lose just one second every 300 million years.Thanks<br> for giving the world's timekeepers more ammunition in the war against the unpunctual. <b>How</b> can the slackers of the world resist this <b>onward</b> march of temporal tweaking?Consider the French philosopher Henri Bergson, who argued that while how we measure time and redefine the units of <b>its</b> measurement is important for the advancement of science, all of that activity misses much of what is valuable in what it is to be a human. He distinguished between time and duration: the former is a homogeneous medium that can be divided into periods of equal length; the latter is heterogeneous and so can never be <b>divided</b> into such instants.<br> Arguably, <b>it</b> is duration that is more important than time in human life.<br> When we <b>hear</b> music it is not just a succession <b>of</b> disconnected notes but a continuity. The world in other words is experienced not moment by moment but in a<br><img src="http://speakfresh.com/wp-content/uploads/wtf5.jpg"><br> continuous fashion. If you're the guard confronting an angry mob on the stationary train outside Bodmin Parkway that's never going to make it to Penzance on time, use Bergson to placate themThe Greek philosopher Zeno devised four paradoxes of motion to prove that to <b>we</b> can never move past a single point because each point<br><img src="http://seat42f.com/images/stories/tvshows/PrettyLittleLiars/Pretty-Little-Liars-Ashley-Benson-Hanna-Marin.jpg"><br> is infinitely divisible and it is impossible to cross an infinite space.<br> That's why<br><img src="http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/sandman-ride.jpg"><br> <b>that</b> Bodmin to Penzance train will never, as a matter of fact, reach its destination. For thinkers such as Zeno and Parmenides, time and space were unreal and any attempts to measure them doomed to self-contradiction.That<br> <b>defence,</b> after the millennia, remains the best <b>retort</b> to the <b>temporal</b> technicians such as Lodewyck whose work may well have the unacceptable result of getting human beings to run on time.PhysicsFranceEuropeStuart Jeffriesguardian.co.uk<br> © 2013<br><img src="http://spadogbotanicals.com/wp-content/uploads/puppy1.jpg"><br> Guardian News and Media Limited <b>or</b> its affiliated companies.<br> All rights reserved.<br> | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds Gov. Andrew M. Cuomoâ€™s administration says <b>the</b> ads are a valuable tool for <b>recruiting</b> businesses, but critics say they are a backdoor way of elevating the governorâ€™s stature. Like the famed ivory-billed woodpecker, my perfect running shoe is hiding. I <b>have</b> been as methodical and patient as those champion bird-watchers in my search. All I have to show <b>for</b> it is the orthopedic version of a fuzzy photograph.<br> Flashes of greatness <b>have</b> flown from my feet<br><img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltnq8zFOsb1r5siw7o1_400.jpg"><br> in some shoes.<br> But only for brief moments, and maybe they weren't even <b>real.<br></b> The high-profile group still euthanizes most of the animals at its shelter in Virginia, <b>even</b> as a â€œno-killâ€ movement that promotes adoption grows rapidly. <br> LASTINGNESS The Art of Old Age By Nicholas Delbanco <a href = "http://buyz19.tumblr.com/tinnitus-miracle">tinnitus miracle download </a> Central 261 <b>pp.</b> $24.99<br> Nicholas Delbanco's new book examines creative achievement in old age, though the author acknowledges that our culture concerns itself primarily with the young.<br> We seem, <b>nonetheless,</b> ambivalent about age, expecti... Chancellor of the <b>Exchequer,</b> George Osborne, delivered his Budget to the <b>House</b> of Commons today and focused largely on providing benefits to SMEs, including reductions in National Insurance and funding for external advice.<br> Ghana has soured on the Chinese who have worked in its gold mines for years, exposing Chinaâ€™s <b>risky</b> system<br><img src="http://i1.treklens.com/photos/78/pretty_clown.jpg"><br> of financing for miners and <b>leaving</b> relatives fearing <b>financial</b> ruin. <br> Planes bombed a Libyan military vehicle <b>and</b> set up 600-square-mile sanctuary over Benghazi; 20 planes were patrolling the skies. Opera Software said Wednesday hackers<br><img src="http://cdn2.blogs.babble.com/family-style/files/2012/07/mainpic.jpg"><br> pilfered from its internal systems at least one code-signing certificate that was used to sign malicious software. <br> OTTAWA -- Blake Wheeler had two goals and an assist and Tim Thomas extended <b>his</b> winning streak against Ottawa to 11 games and the Boston Bruins scored four times in the first <b>en</b> route to a 4-1 win over the Senators on Tuesday night.<br> When Thomas E.<br> Perez took over the Justice <b>Department's</b> Civil Rights Division in October, he found an office<br><img src="http://assets.shitbrix.com/hashed_silo_content/c25/562/a58/resized/wtf-camping-camping-wtf-you-ll-shit-brix-c8f323.jpg"><br> that <b>was</b> a shadow of its historic self.<br> In a concession to business groups, the Homeland Security Department will significantly scale back its planned crackdown this winter on federal contractors that hire illegal immigrants. Rod Stewart will<br><img src="http://img.izismile.com/img/img4/20110208/640/funny_demotivational_posters_640_02.jpg"><br> release a new album Time May 7th on Capitol Records marking his first album of[...] Six talking points, including the art of fielding, the importance of atmosphere, the debate over bats and the issue of no-ballsBall one <b>â€“</b> Good noise and bad <b>noiseA</b> full house at The Oval, with some <b>drink</b> taken and plenty to shout about, made a <b>tremendous</b> din â€“ and the moment the ball rose, so did the volume.<br> But, as ever, the marketing men â€“ who probably <b>have</b> <b>no</b> feel for the game, maybe <b>none</b> for sport in general â€“ insisted <b>on</b> playing a selection of deafening hooks from "That's <b>What</b> I call Music CXXVII" <b>at</b> every opportunity. There are times when a crowd needs geeing up, but Tueday <b>night</b> was not one<br><img src="http://scoop.stepout.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/25-ways-to-make-a-girl-smile-laugh-dating-tips.jpg"><br> of them.<br> Sport <b>is</b> so great because it makes its own atmosphere, creates its own narratives, drives its own drama â€“ but sport isn't trusted to do that these days. <b>Spend</b> an hour with the BBC's <b>coverage</b> of any <b>sport</b> and find out how little the organisation <b>that</b> defined sports coverage in the UK trusts its audience to simply enjoy sport for sport's sake. And, after the Olympics <b>is</b> now etched in stone as the best <b>way</b> to present sport (live and on TV), there is no going back now.Ball two â€“ <b>Fielding</b> is a spectacle in itselfResurrect one of the many all-time great cricketers who have played on this grand old ground and <b>they</b> would find much about this match unrecognisable.<br> But perhaps the one aspect of today's cricket that would stun them the most is the excellence of the fielding from every man on the paddock. It's <b>no</b> exaggeration to suggest that (bar a Derek Randall or a Jonty Rhodes), the best fielders in an XI of a generation<br><img src="http://lovelystationery.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/lovely-stationery-wtp3.jpg"><br> or so ago would have to up their games to <b>be</b> the <b>worst</b> fielder in one of today's teams.<br> If all T20 offered as a spectacle was its fielding, it would still <b>be</b> one helluva sight.Ball<br> <b>three</b> â€“ Bats may need to be reined <b>inAdvances</b> in sports equipment technology<br><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-f_v-oc4PKuE/UNvMtG9O2SI/AAAAAAAAA2I/Qx9mslXTdmQ/s1600/Amazing%2BSand%2BArt_shark.jpg"><br> have led to extended golf courses and the heavy, fluffy balls at Wimbledon that have turned grass court into hard court tennis because the old balls traveled too fast. Trampoline bats have caused plenty of murmurs about whether things have gone too far<br><img src="http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/ten-amazing-telescopes-1.jpg"><br> in cricket, but there's no real thirst for restrictions on batmaking processes.<br> Brendon McCullum may have hastened such discussions becoming more prominent by <b>top-edging</b> a six over the keeper's head and up on to <b>the</b> second tier <b>of</b> The Oval Pavilion.<br> Now that's a very big hit indeed.<br> Of course, who doesn't like a six? <b>But</b> baseball â€“ which likes <b>a</b> home run just as much â€“ outlawed cork bats and an unpressed cricket bat appears to be much the <b>same</b> thing.Ball four â€“ No boring middle oversNobody <b>told</b> New Zealand that the middle overs of T20 matches in England are reserved for the poke<br><img src="http://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/1353378/81169760.jpg"><br> and the prod as both sides settle for six singles and the occasional boundary. McCullum and Rutherford ignored the fielders and simply smashed pretty much every ball, trusting a bit to luck and a bit to the difficulty<br><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jXxEBrO8UeA/UDAAI3f5QjI/AAAAAAAAATw/7ozF730GT-o/s1600/LovelyEvening.jpg"><br> <b>of</b> catching a ball moving at that kind of speed.<br> It built a great platform for the Kiwis and, perhaps more importantly in front<br><img src="http://assets.shitbrix.com/hashed_silo_content/1e2/dd7/140/resized/wtf-when-you-see-it-you-ll-shit-brix-d6dc9a.jpg"><br> of a capacity crowd, was tremendously entertaining.Ball five â€“ No-balls need sorting outHard on the heels (literally) of Stuart Broad's very close call for a no-ball that wasn't, which decided the Champions Trophy match between these two sides (by sending back Kane Williamson), <b>Mitchell</b> McClenghan was pinged for overstepping on a landing that looked much more behind the line than Broad's. Given the inexplicable desire of bowlers <b>to</b> land as close to no-ball territory as possible, a smudgy, flaky line <b>isn't</b> much good for the onfield umpire or the man upstairs watching replays on the HD TV. With an extra ball and a<br><img src="http://media-cache-ec4.pinterest.com/avatars/bringing_pretty-1346104767_600.jpg"><br> free hit (and sometimes a wicket) at stake, these decisions need to be more certain â€“ and that's a matter for the lawmakers, not the umpires who have been given a hospital pass on <b>this</b> one.Ball six â€“ Jos Buttler is more than a stopperBeing second choice to Craig Kieswetter at Somerset is hardly a ringing endorsement of wicketkeeping skills. Such was <b>Jos</b> Buttler's <b>fate</b> at the start of the season. With Kieswetter injured<br><img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltnq8zFOsb1r5siw7o1_400.jpg"><br> and England's selectors already favouring the younger man, Buttler has worn the gloves in more matches this season that he expected.<br> He is more than a stopper, as his impressive catch to <b>give</b> Boyd Rankin his first international England <b>wicket</b> showed.<br> If he improves as much as Matt Prior <b>did</b> after his 22nd birthday, England <a href = "http://buyz19.tumblr.com/forex-growth-bot">forex growth bot </a> a very decent player.â€¢<br> This is an article from our Guardian Sport Networkâ€¢ This article first appeared on The 99.4 Cricket <b>Blogâ€¢</b> Follow Gary Naylor on TwitterCricketTwenty20England cricket teamNew Zealand cricket teamGary <b>Naylorguardian.co.uk<br></b> © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.<br> | <b>Use</b> of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More<br><img src="http://files.sharenator.com/777-s500x400-28766-580.gif"><br> Feeds An unknown number of people remained trapped after a structure that housed garment factories crashed <b>down</b> near Dhaka. <br> <b>Ottawa</b> defenseman Eric Gryba was suspended two games and Bostonâ€™s Andrew Ference for one game for hits to the heads of opponents in playoff openers. <br><img src="http://cache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/tough_02_02/t03_17824203.jpg"><br> The author of this weekâ€™s <b>cover</b> article answers questions about a 1997 article on breast cancer that she regrets writing, <b>and</b> what she has learned since then. <b>The</b><br><img src="http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/files/2011/08/dog_1647727c.jpg"><br> holy grail of customer satisfaction as well as an artistic taboo, the happy ending can be played out in many ways. Which films would you add to this list?This week Clip joint is from John Carvill, who previously <b>wrote</b> on subjects as varied as taking <b>the</b> train and 'meet cutes'. <b>If</b> <b>you've</b> got <b>an</b> idea for a future clip joint, email firstname.lastname@example.org.During a key scene in The Player, Robert Altman's shrewdly meta-fictional Hollywood movie about how Hollywood makes movies, studio executive Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) languidly enumerates to June Gudmundsdottir (Greta Scacchi), the elements a script needs if <b>it</b> is to become one of <b>the</b> dozen or so per year <b>that</b> Griffin's studio<br><img src="http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/2013/02/Best-Coast-Fear-Of-My-Identity.jpg"><br> can green light for production: "Suspense,<br><img src="http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/93178/126073811/stock-photo-woman-with-beauty-long-straight-hair-pretty-young-girl-with-beautiful-hairstyle-creative-studio-126073811.jpg"><br> laughter, <b>violence</b> â€¦ hope, heart â€¦ nudity, sex â€¦ happy endings."<br> Griffin pauses, then concludes: "Mainly <b>happy</b> endings."Happy<br> endings, being both a holy grail of customer satisfaction and something of an artistic taboo, strike at the neurotic heart of Hollywood's conflicted relationship with itself. Mainstream audiences are said to crave upbeat denouements.<br> On the other hand, to impose an incongruously cheerful <b>climax</b> is seen by critics, film buffs, and many within the business as an act of cultural vandalism.<br> Hollywood <b>has</b> always had the thinnest of skins, forever alert <b>to</b> accusations of artistic vacuity, moral decay and <b>crass</b> commercialism; yet the industry <b>remains</b> addicted to the lamentable habit of taking <b>a</b> classic from literature and defiling it by <b>grafting</b> on a gloopy happy ending â€“ a trait which is seen by some as emblematic of the artistic inferiority of cinema as compared with<br><img src="http://randomc.net/image/Lovely%2520Complex/Lovely%2520Complex%2520-%252003%2520-%2520Large%252009.jpg"><br> other, older art forms.<br> It would be easy <b>to</b> quickly compile a long list of Hollywood's most anodyne finales; instead, let's <b>conclude</b> that it's better to look on the bright side, with some examples of Hollywood getting the happy ending just right.1.<br> The Wizard of OzIf trying to explain Hollywood â€“ or, for that matter, America itself â€“ to a recently landed alien, this <b>oneiric</b> masterpiece would surely be one of your <b>first</b> selections.<br> The "waking up safe back home" ending offers a perfect encapsulation of the Dream Factory's core appeal.<br> Reading on mobile? <b>Click</b> <b>here</b> to watch the clip on YouTube2. To Have and Have NotBogart never smiled (on screen) in quite <b>the</b> same way we seem him smiling here.<br> His happiness is<br><img src="http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k279/roger-davis-luver/We%2520Will%2520Rock%2520You%2520-%2520mixed%2520Pics/ricardo-lucy.jpg"><br> understandable: <b>he's</b> defeated the Nazis, his bar bills have been paid and Lauren Bacall<br><img src="http://njmonthly.com/downloads/8457/download/Tough_Mudder_4.jpg"><br> wants to shimmy off into the sunset with him. This being a Howard Hawks movie, Bogie doesn't abandon his sidekick, Walter Brennan, <b>who's</b> there to carry the luggage.Reading<br> on mobile? Click here to watch the clip on YouTube3. The Strawberry <b>BlondeJames</b> Cagney loses Rita Hayworth â€“ and <b>half</b> his life â€“ to villainous Jack Carson, but he still ends up happy.<br> A combination of the joys <b>of</b> amateur dentistry and the charms of Olivia de Havilland help him to keep depression at bay. Watch from 1h28mReading on mobile? Click here to watch the clip <b>on</b> YouTube4. <b>The</b> Breakfast ClubLike a great pop song, John Hughes's <b>exquisite</b> 80s classic has the ability to make <b>you</b> feel â€“ simultaneously â€“ deliriously happy and ineluctably melancholy.<br> Bender's final-shot air punch speaks volumes for a generation<br><img src="http://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/1353378/81169760.jpg"><br> who were, as <b>the</b> film's David <b>Bowie</b> epigram attested, quite aware of what they were going through.Reading on mobile? Click here to watch the clip on <b>YouTube5.<br></b> It Happened One NightWho could be unhappy with this ending? If there's anything better than ending with a happy wedding, it's ending an unhappy<br><img src="http://b.dryicons.com/files/graphics_previews/lovely_frame.jpg"><br> wedding with the bride finding happiness elsewhere. Gable and Colbert are as stellar as stars ever got; but Walter Connolly gets the best lines, and the last word.Watch from 1h 34mReading on mobile? Click here to watch the clip on YouTubeClip joint's readers <b>really</b> plumbed the depths in last week's threads on ghettos.<br> Here are John's five favourite slumming <b>tips:1.</b> helenf888 got <b>into</b> that carnivorous ghetto rythym, with Delicatessen2.<br> secretcinema <b>gave</b> us Bogart at his early, gutter-crawling, mother-alienating best in Dead End3.<br> FreakyChucker1 got all Yorkshire on our<br><img src="http://assets.shitbrix.com/hashed_silo_content/1e2/dd7/140/resized/wtf-when-you-see-it-you-ll-shit-brix-d6dc9a.jpg"><br> asses, with Monty Python's <b>subtle</b> stereotyping of Protestant and Catholic sperm dispersal habits, in The Meaning of Life4. Benjamin86 brought us a touch of continental class, taking us to the parts of Paris few tourists have near the top of their "must see" lists, in La Haine5.<br> The winner had to be secretcinema (yes, again) if <b>only</b> for reminding us of Carole Lombard, William <b>Powell</b> and that sublime opening sequence, in My Man GodfreyDramaRomanceGuardian readersguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.<br> | <b>Use</b> of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds â€œBeyond the Bed: The American Quilt Evolution,â€ at the Katonah<br><img src="http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/styles/v2_article_large/public/2013/02/20/twodogs.jpg"><br> Museum, includes traditional and innovative patterns and amazing stitch work. Watch the first trailer for The Alan Partridge Movie, which has been codenamed Alpha <b>Papa</b> The play by Jesse Eisenberg, starring Vanessa Redgrave, is one of the hottest Off Broadway tickets. The University <b>of</b> Alabama has <b>barred</b> three football players from campus after their arrest on robbery charges.<br> Do you think the practice of having children pose for photographs next to dangerous animals is irresponsible? SAN DIEGO <b>--</b> When a major Mexican drug cartel opened a branch office here on the California <b>side</b> of the border, U.S.<br> authorities tapped into <b>their</b> cellphones - then <b>listened,</b> watched and
A race to develop cleaner technologies is one part of an industrywide campaign in Canada aimed at winning the Obama administration’s approval for a pipeline extension. Samuel Deduno and four relievers held Puerto Rico to three hits in<br><img src="http://dezignus.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/15lovely-heart-vector1.jpg"><br> the final as the Dominican Republic won all eight of its games in the World Baseball <b>Classic.Kurt<br></b> Thomas played through a right foot injury, helping the Knicks end a brutal four-game losing <b>streak</b> as they wrapped up <b>a</b> five-game western swing. Senior skipper Andrew Sommer along with former teammates Eamon Glackin â€™12 and Steph Tong â€™12 were named to the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) All-Academic Team.<br> Sommer and Tong earned spots on the first team while Glackin received his second straight <b>second-team</b> nod, increasing MITâ€™s total to 13 accolades in the five-year history of the award.The Engineersâ€™ three selections led the way as 19 sailors were <b>voted</b> to the All-Academic Team <b>while</b> 16 more landed on the <b>All-Conference</b> Team.<br> In addition, only five student-athletes came from the Division III ranks.Sommer, a mechanical engineering major, <b></b> competed in 16 regattas last <b>season</b> as a skipper and was named to the All-NEISA Coed Skipper second team. He was the runner-up in the B Division of the Hatch Brown<br><img src="http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/93178/126073811/stock-photo-woman-with-beauty-long-straight-hair-pretty-young-girl-with-beautiful-hairstyle-creative-studio-126073811.jpg"><br> Trophy and the A Division of the New England Dinghy Championship, finished tied for second in the A Division of the Eckerd Intersectional, and captured third place in the B Division of the Danmark Trophy and the A Division of the Thompson Trophy.Tong competed in 16 regattas <b>as</b> the crew last year and <b>was</b> voted to the ICSA <b>Crew</b> All-America Team and the All-NEISA Coed Crew first team while majoring in brain and cognitive sciences with a minor in management and a concentration in neuroscience. She was the runner-up <b>in</b> the B Division of the Hatch Brown Trophy <b>and</b> the A Division of <b>the</b> New<br><img src="http://global3.memecdn.com/wtf_o_594893.jpg"><br> England Dinghy Championship, finished tied for second in the A Division of the <b>Eckerd</b> <b>Intersectional,</b> was third in the B Division of the Danmark Trophy, ranked fourth in the B Division of the Moody Trophy, and claimed fifth place in the A Division of the Hood Trophy <b>and</b> the B Division of the Navy Fall Intersectional.In his final season with the team, Glackin competed in 16 regattas as a skipper and majored in mathematics and management science with a concentration in Spanish. He claimed third place in the B Division of the Thompson Trophy, secured fourth place in the B Division of the Atlantic Coast Championship and the Eckerd Intersectional, finished sixth in the A Division of the Harry Anderson Trophy and the Hatch Brown Trophy, and captured sixth place in the B Division of the Erwin Schell Trophy.The<br> 2012 ICSA All-Academic Sailing Team recognizes collegiate sailors who have achieved <b>excellence</b> in national and inter-conference competition as well as <b>excelling</b> at the highest academic level for the 2011-12 academic year. A nominated sailor must have <b>a</b> minimum of a 3.5<br> <b>cumulative</b> GPA (on a 4.0 scale), junior or senior academic standing and<br><img src="http://mostbeautifulflower.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/red-rose-flower-wallpaper-5.jpg"><br> they <b>must</b> be a key starter or reserve on a schoolâ€™s sailing team.<br> Each school is allowed three nominations. SANTIAGO, CHILE <b>--</b> SebastiÃ¡n PiÃ±era pledged during his presidential campaign to bring <b>fiscal</b> prudence to Chile, but moments before <b>his</b> inauguration Thursday, he received a jolting reminder of how last month's 8.8-magnitude<br> earthquake has shredded that promise. An increasing number of TV shows are being produced only for viewing on the Internet, circumventing<br><img src="http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/31300000/pretty-little-liars-Aria-pretty-little-liars-tv-show-31378022-527-700.jpg"><br> existing distribution channels in favor of services like Netflix and YouTube.<br> The executive director of Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, N.Y., is married there to an events marketer for Time Inc. <br><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eXx1jcaXtCM/TV3qfB4Sa5I/AAAAAAAAATM/JSK1IBHqvfw/s1600/preity_zinta.jpg"><br> Josh Nesbitt scored on a three-yard run in overtime after Georgia Tech pulled off a gutsy play on fourth down, leading the No. 10 Yellow Jackets another step closer to the <b>Atlantic</b> Coast Conference championship game with a 30-27 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday in Atlanta.<br> After a harsh economic downturn<br><img src="http://1pageweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/im-sad-smiley.png"><br> and the loss of 8,000 jobs at NASA when a shuttle program ended, Brevard County, Fla., is recovering <b>by</b> diversifying beyond aerospace. A federal appeals court on Friday rejected the CIAâ€™s claim that it could neither confirm nor deny whether it has an â€œintelligence interestâ€ <b>in</b> the use of drones, a ruling that could force the agency to disclose limited details about the<br><img src="http://prettylittleliars.alloyentertainment.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/4/files/2010/08/ashleybenson.jpg"><br> use of the technology in counterterrorism operations. Read full article >> The special rapporteur on torture<br><img src="http://ragetoons.com/cartoons/2010/20100530-exam-fart-rage.png"><br> was <b>due</b> to visit <b>Bahrain</b> next month to<br><img src="http://societyandreligion.com/minecraft/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/piii.jpg"><br> look into <b>reports</b> that the authorities <b>there</b> had abused and tortured protesters in detention. A magnetic phenomenon newly discovered by <b>MIT</b> researchers could lead to much faster, denser and more <b>energy-efficient</b> chips for <b>memory</b> and computation.The findings, reported in the journal Nature Materials, could reduce the energy needed to store and retrieve one bit of data by a factor of 10,000, says the paperâ€™s senior author, Geoffrey Beach, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at MIT. The paperâ€™s co-authors are graduate students Satoru Emori and Uwe Bauer, postdoc Sung-Min Ahn, and Eduardo Martinez of the University of Salamanca in Spain.Beach<br><br><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1l7nTjswX6I/UHpZxoNyF4I/AAAAAAAABgg/avGce2Ei-c8/s1600/I%2Bmiss%2Byou%2Bsayings%2Btouchy%2Bn66.jpg"><br> says that hints <b>of</b> the new phenomenon have been reported for several years, but these had remained unexplained until now. The new results could overcome â€œa lot of what had seemed like fundamental limitationsâ€ in the <a href = "http://buyz19.tumblr.com/tinnitus-miracle">tinnitus miracle review </a> use of <b>magnetic</b> materials, he says, adding: â€œItâ€™s <b>a</b> whole new <b>approach</b> to the design of magnetic materials.â€It turns out the key to this phenomenon lies not in the magnetic materials<br><img src="http://pedalpower.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/ride-to-school-2012-1000x663.jpg"><br> themselves, but in whatâ€™s next to them: In this case, the team used very thin films of a ferromagnetic material, deposited on a metal base, <b>and</b> with a layer of an oxide material on top â€” a sort of ferromagnet sandwich.<br> The behavior of the ferromagnetic layer, it turns out, depends on the metal that layer rests upon.Ferromagnetic materials, including the familiar bar magnets, have a north <b>and</b> a south pole. When such materials are used for data storage, such as on a computerâ€™s hard disk, separate tiny â€œdomainsâ€ on their surface <b>can</b> have these poles pointing either up<br><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_diF-v-rEz7c/S3CHJStf77I/AAAAAAAAA6A/8TcSIQCBJKM/s400/InternetToughGuy_2-468x.jpg"><br> or down, representing ones and zeros.<br> Normally, when a ferromagnetic material is exposed to a current, these domains are pushed along the surface in the same direction as <b>the</b> electron flow.But<br> previously, in rare cases, the movement was in the opposite direction, puzzling researchers. The MIT team found that when the thin ferromagnetic film was deposited on a slab of platinum, it exhibited this backward flow â€” which Beach likens to being dragged upwind. But under circumstances that were identical, except that the film was deposited on the metal tantalum, the <b>magnetic</b> domains flowed in the normal direction â€” <b>meaning</b> that the key was not in the ferromagnet itself, but in its next-door neighbor. Both platinum and tantalum are nonmagnetic, so they would not ordinarily be expected to affect <b>magnetic</b> behavior.It turns out that in either <b>case,</b> an unexpected effect alters how magnetic domains switch from <b>one</b> orientation to the other. Normally, when the spin orientation changes from one domain to the other (say, from â€œupâ€ to â€œdownâ€), the direction of that change is random.<br> But in these thin-film sandwiches, spin rotations are aligned, consistently either turning clockwise or counterclockwise.<br> The researchers showed that because of this peculiar effect, current can push <b>domains</b> with much<br><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9Bum8W0haHo/TukavEkcCII/AAAAAAAAAFU/IVH1UEbElO8/s1600/super_funny_hilarious_pictures_Mustache_Rides.jpeg"><br> more force than in conventional materials, and the direction that <b>the</b> domains move can be engineered simply by selecting the <b>nonmagnetic</b> metal underneath the magnet.Such asymmetrical behavior is called a chiral effect; the researchers say this <b>is</b> the first demonstration of chiral behavior in magnetic domains.â€œThere are very <b>few</b> systems in nature that have this preferred way to rotate,â€ Beach says. Among the few are the molecules that form the basis for life, such as those <b>that</b> assemble into DNA molecules.<br> Additionally, a few magnetic materials have shown <b>this</b> property, â€œbut only in very exotic <b>structures,â€</b> he says: at temperatures just slightly above absolute zero, and only in <b>a</b> <b>perfect</b> single crystal.The new phenomenon, by contrast, is seen â€œat room temperature and well above room temperature, and in devices that are ideally suited for integration into electronic devices,â€ Beach says.In<br> the new ferromagnetic sandwiches, the forces pushing the magnetic domains are 100 times greater than in conventional ferromagnetic storage systems.<br> Since the power needed to move the domains varies with the square of these forces, Beach says, such a system could be 10,000 <b>times</b> more efficient than existing technology.With<br> that, â€œall of a sudden these go from just looking interesting to being competitive even with very entrenched technology,â€ Beach<br><img src="http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/WTF_ab7188_313274.jpg"><br> says. And because these structures are compatible with existing manufacturing methods, he predicts, â€œthese<br><img src="http://imgs.mi9.com/uploads/3d/19/lovely-bears_422_289.jpg"><br> things are going to be out there and making a difference very soon.â€Emori,<br> the paperâ€™s lead <b>author,</b> <b>says</b> that there are now several kinds of memory systems, <b>from</b> the ones within a computerâ€™s internal <b>memory</b> to those on hard disks or solid-state USB thumb drives.<br> <b>Theoretically,</b> by harnessing these new effects, <b>he</b> says, â€œall of these could be satisfied by one material.â€This<br> is â€œa very important, major advance,â€ says<br><img src="http://i1.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article1452655.ece/ALTERNATES/s927b/Monster%2BGirl.%2BAustralian%2BGrand%2BPrix,%2BSaturday%2B17th%2BMarch%2B2012"><br> Robert Buhrman, a professor of engineering and senior vice provost for research at Cornell University. The MIT research, he <b>says,</b> is part of â€œa very intense effort worldwide to efficiently <b>control</b> the motion of <b>ferromagnetic</b> domain walls in thin-film nanostructures for future very high-performance<br><img src="http://blog.needsupply.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/pretty-in-pink-the-brat-pack-1354109-1069-733.jpg"><br> data-storage and nonvolatile logic operations.â€Buhrman<br> adds, â€œThis work has answered several important questions raised by earlier studies as to how a current pulse can very <b>rapidly</b> move domain walls in a preferred direction.â€<br> Besides providing those answers, he says, it â€œraises new questions for follow-on work.â€â€œItâ€™s really a whole new class of magnetic materials,â€ Beach says. â€œIt<br><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eXx1jcaXtCM/TV3qfB4Sa5I/AAAAAAAAATM/JSK1IBHqvfw/s1600/preity_zinta.jpg"><br> opens up possibilities that it would have <b>been</b> difficult to even speculate about a couple of years ago.â€The<br> work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation. Michael LiebreichPhoto courtesy of Bloomberg New Energy Finance My<br><img src="http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/02/84/a0/05/best-western-alpine-motor.jpg"><br> wife's <b>parents</b> did not go to college.<br> Linda's father was a carpenter.<br> Her <b>mother</b> was an aircraft assembly line worker. They grew up in Oklahoma farming families, married, moved to Southern California and raised their children in blue-collar neighborhoods full of families just like theirs. The bride is a pediatric intern; the groom is a law clerk. THE BEAUTY OF the First Amendment<br><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-35wQMpYtNZc/TXWNx8y2xCI/AAAAAAAB_2o/9vZYNfWrGn8/s1600/funny_demotivational_posters_01.jpg"><br> is often most vibrantly<br><img src="http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/2/Open/20th%2520Century%2520Fox/The%2520Girl%2520Next%2520Door/_derived_jpg_q90_600x800_m0/the_girl_next_door10.jpg%3Fpartner%3Dallmovie_soap"><br> expressed under the ugliest<br><img src="http://images.sciencedaily.com/2009/05/090521112711-large.jpg"><br> of circumstances.<br> Such was the case Wednesday when the Supreme Court gave its blessing<br><img src="http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim//2010/04/14/es_0414_fla_girl_found_480x360.jpg"><br> to the insensitive acts of a tiny church that has made a name for itself <b>by</b> mounting protests at the funerals of fallen... The percentage of companies <a href = "http://buyz19.tumblr.com/forex-growth-bot">forex growth bot </a> profit from their sustainability efforts rose 23 percent last year, to 37 percent, according to the most recent global study by the MIT Sloan Management Review (MIT SMR) <b>and</b> the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).<br> The study, â€œThe <b>Innovation</b> Bottom Line,â€ was released today on the MIT SMR website.The fourth annual study, <b>which</b> is based on a survey <b>of</b> 2,600 executives and managers from companies around the world, also revealed that nearly half of the companies surveyed changed their business models as a result of sustainability opportunities â€” marking a 20 percent rise from the previous year. The report calls these companies "Sustainability-Driven Innovators."A<br> companyâ€™s sustainability efforts refer to<br><img src="http://lovelypackage.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/lovely-package-mm2.jpg"><br> incorporating sustainability thinking into all its areas of discipline â€” supply chain, marketing, <b>finance</b> and product <b>development</b> â€” as well as devising new business models and strategy grounded in sustainability.<br> The study found that companies in emerging markets <b>â€”</b> nations <b>in</b> the <b>process</b> of rapid growth and industrialization â€” change their business models as a <b>result</b> of sustainability at a far higher rate than those <b>based</b> in North America, which has the <b>lowest</b> rate of sustainability-driven, business-model innovation and the fewest business-model innovators."Sustainability-Driven Innovators <b>see</b> the opportunity differently than <b>do</b> companies that haven't gleaned sustainability's financial rewards," explains David<br><img src="http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/02/84/a0/05/best-western-alpine-motor.jpg"><br> Kiron, executive editor <b>at</b> MIT SMR and a co-author of the report.<br> "They don't dwell on it as a cost issue.<br> They focus on how their efforts can increase market share, boost energy efficiency, and build competitive advantage."<br> Kiron says Sustainability-Driven Innovators also bring a strong execution focus to their business efforts, drive sustainability objectives through organizational change, and <b>are</b> more likely to place customers at the center of business and work closely with many stakeholders.The extent to which a company <b>incorporates</b> sustainability concerns into its business model <b>often</b> correlates with its increase in profit, <b>the</b> survey found. For <b>example,</b> 50 percent of respondents said they profited by changing three or four business model elements to reflect more sustainable practices, while 60 percent said they profited by including sustainability as a permanent fixture in their management agenda."The research suggests that <b>business-model</b> innovation, top-management support, collaboration with customers, and having a business case are all critical to creating economic value from sustainability activities and decisions," says Knut HaanÃ¦s, a<br><img src="http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs36/i/2008/266/7/0/dragonfly_wings__by_Pretty_As_A_Picture.jpg"><br> <b>BCG</b> partner who leads the firm's strategy practice and co-author of the report.<br> "Executives need to view sustainability as both a <b>business</b> necessity<br><img src="http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/2/Open/20th%2520Century%2520Fox/The%2520Girl%2520Next%2520Door/_derived_jpg_q90_600x800_m0/the_girl_next_door10.jpg%3Fpartner%3Dallmovie_soap"><br> and an opportunity.<br> Even moderate changes to company business <b>models</b> can reap significant financial rewards."In a section called "Hitting the Sustainability Bull's-Eye," the report recommends that executives emulate five practices common to many companies that are finding profit in sustainability: be prepared to change business models; lead from the top and integrate the sustainability efforts; measure and track sustainability goals and performance; understand how much customers will <b>pay</b> for <b>sustainability</b> efforts; and collaborate with external individuals, customers, businesses and groups.To illustrate how organizations are employing these <b>practices,</b> the report cites numerous company examples, including: AT&T, Campbell Soup Co., Dell, Ecover, Greif, Intel, Kimberly-Clark, <b>Kraft</b> Foods (Mondelez International), Marks & Spencer, NestlÃ©, Patagonia, PepsiCo, Sainsbury, SAP, Sprint, Timberland, UPS and Zipcar.<br> For more details on the report's findings and interview transcripts, please visit the Sustainability & Innovation website.To<br> receive a copy of the report or arrange an interview with one of the authors, please contact David Kiron at 617-253-8071 <b>or</b> email@example.com. To arrange an interview <b>with</b> one of the BCG authors, please contact Alexandra Corriveau at 212-446-3261 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The 2012 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, â€œThe Story and the Algorithm,â€ featuring the worldâ€™s top media organizations, community leaders and technologists, will broadcast and blog its sessions live this Monday and Tuesday, June 18 and 19. The conference (civic.mit.edu/conference2012)<br> is <b>the</b> leading gathering of media innovators shaping the future <b>of</b> news <b>and</b> information; winners of <b>the</b> first Knight News Challenge of 2012, <b>on</b> <b>networks,</b> will be announced during the conference.<br> The MIT Center for Civic Media was the <b>Knight</b> News Challengeâ€™s first large grant recipient, allowing<br><img src="http://machoarts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/orange%2Bsmile%2Bcg%2Bgirl%2Bby%2BRuoxing%2BZhang.jpg"><br> the Center to partner with Knight Foundation in <b>its</b> core mission to foster informed and engaged communities.<br> This yearâ€™s MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference will explore the intersection between data and narrative, algorithms and<br><img src="http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim//2010/04/14/es_0414_fla_girl_found_480x360.jpg"><br> <b>stories.</b> Speakers and panelists will discuss new ways to tell stories based on data, examine new platforms for reporting and sharing news, and discuss the limits of exclusive <b>focus</b> on either narrative or data alone in complex situations. A recent survey finds that although cost is No.<br> 1 in importance among the respondents, it is followed by trust and customer service. Crossed wiring led two United Airlines jets to skid off runways. Less a lyrical study of an artistâ€™s life, â€œHimself and Noraâ€ skims through the biographical details to leave ample <b>room</b> for the coupleâ€™s love story. Having a baby is a wonderfully happy time and also a stressful one, so it pays to get your financial house in <b>order</b> <b>for</b> <b>the</b> sake of you, <b>your</b> partner and your new child. As summer comes to an end, you're still busy in your gardens.<br> The U.S. stock market barely reacted to the largest earthquake to ever hit Japan, as the level of damage from the disaster remained
The State Department created a Web <b>portal</b> for LGBT travelers last month that includes advice and links for gay people traveling abroad.<br> U.S. Army <b>Major</b> Joshua Eaton is driven â€” both as a student<br><img src="http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/JESUS_60a55f_1061651.jpg"><br> and as a soldier â€” by the philosophy that "good leaders must also know how to follow."When Eaton and his team managed logistical support for their Special Forces battalion encamped throughout <b>Afghanistan,</b> he corresponded closely with officers and non-commissioned officers (NCOs) working in coordination <b>with</b> him and his team. Their reports helped Eaton's team determine <b>when</b> food, fuel and <b>ammunition</b> should be airdropped or delivered by ground.Now that he is a new student in MIT's System Design and Management <b>Program</b> (SDM), Eaton listens carefully to his professors and classmates.<br> This has led him to think differently about the systems that ensure soldiers' survival on the battlefield."SDM <b>has</b> already transformed the way I think," says Eaton, who started the program last month. "By incorporating leadership and business principles into an engineering curriculum, it's made me a more well-rounded systems engineer."The nine-year career that led Eaton to MIT began with<br><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wIPUt3ew7YM/T__gRbGW_YI/AAAAAAAAAKY/nccvYud4qGQ/s1600/Fart.jpg"><br> a BS in systems engineering that he earned from<br><img src="http://media1.onsugar.com/files/2012/11/47/3/301/3019466/Someecards-COVER.xxxlarge/i/Funny-Thanksgiving-Someecards.jpg"><br> the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 2002. He received infantry training, then attended Ranger School, which, he says, prepared him a great <b>deal</b> with regards to <b>small-unit</b> tactics and leading soldiers <b>under</b> other than desirable conditions. This grueling combat course rendered him hungry, <b>cold</b> and sleep-deprived, but he emerged from it ready to lead soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.However,<br> Eaton says that what most prepared him to lead Special <b>Forces</b> soldiers was the <b>year-long</b> Special Forces Qualification Course.Eaton and his team trained <b>more</b> than 100 Afghan soldiers, a job that required them to address the cultural dimension of systems.<br> In a mud <b>hut</b> of a mountain village, Eaton and his team ate traditional Afghan meals <b>and</b> communicated <b>with</b> troops who spoke Dari, Pashto and Farsi.<br> Managing and <b>leading</b> these men helped prepare Eaton for the promotion that would require him to provide logistical support<br><img src="http://blog.needsupply.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/pretty-in-pink-the-brat-pack-1354109-1069-733.jpg"><br> <b>to</b> his Special Forces battalion.Eaton first heard about <b>the</b> SDM program from his former infantry company commander, SDM alumnus Nathan Minami.<br> Minami <b>has</b> served as both a leader and mentor for Eaton for years and strongly encouraged him to pursue his advanced degree in the SDM program.<br> Given his own <b>wealth</b> of expertise and experience, Eaton wanted to surround himself with classmates who, as professionals, had also managed large-scale systems. In the SDM program, he has found peers <b>whose</b> resumes are as varied as they are extensive: one of his classmates is a career physicist; another one is a corporate engineer.By<br> leveraging his <b>classmates'</b> range of experiences, Eaton â€” who was promoted to major in early February â€” has been able to tackle problems that he says push him beyond his "comfort zone." His most recent assignments were to build a robot, and to research ways for a company in Mexico to expand its market share."Systems<br> thinking <b>is</b> about increasing efficiency and lowering costs while keeping stakeholders in mind," Eaton says. "In my last job, the stakeholders were soldiers who needed supplies to complete their mission."Soon, Eaton will incorporate what he has learned at MIT into a curriculum of his own. After he graduates from the SDM program, he will accept an offer for a <b>teaching</b> position in the Systems Engineering Department at West Point."As a cadet, <b>I</b> <b>looked</b> up to teachers who had been <b>to</b> combat," says Eaton, who <b>has</b> since been awarded the Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device for valorous actions against enemy forces. "They shaped who I was at the time.<br> Now<br><img src="http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/naturelibrary/images/ic/credit/640x395/a/af/african_wild_dog/african_wild_dog_1.jpg"><br> here I am, nine years later, going back <b>to</b> West Point as a teacher to share my experiences in leadership with the future leaders of our military."Claire<br> Messud discusses <b>her</b> new novel, â€œThe<br><img src="http://rlv.zcache.com/fancy_heart_i_love_you_lovely_card-p137072256687669726b2ico_400.jpg"><br> Woman Upstairs.â€ <br> <b>The</b> four days of<br><img src="http://i2.bebo.com/044/5/large/2008/07/20/19/1975860396a8382120256l.jpg"><br> festivities celebrating the inauguration of President L.<br> Rafael Reif got off to an information-intensive start this morning, with a symposium at Kresge Auditorium called â€œInfinite Innovation.â€<br> In <b>less</b> than three hours, <b>26</b> MIT researchers <b>gave</b> presentations on their most innovative recent work, in sessions titled â€œFaculty<br><img src="http://grandprixgroup.com/official_usedcarshow/wp-content/gallery/pretty217/pretty21-717.jpg"><br> and Research Innovation,â€ <b>â€œStudent</b> Innovation,â€ and â€œVisions of the Future.â€Although<br> the 14 faculty speakers in the first <b>session</b> covered a wide range of <b>topics,</b> one theme that emerged was the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration.Fiona Murray, the David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology at the MIT Sloan School of Management, established the context for several other presentations when she described her <b>research</b> as debunking the â€œmythology of innovationâ€ in which pioneering work is done by a â€œlone geniusâ€: â€œThink of <b>Newton</b> discovering gravity in a small English village.â€ In her own work, Murray said, sheâ€™s found that the most productive teams tend to be those that are open to sharing ideas across disciplinary and institutional boundaries â€” even in contests where millions of dollars are at stake, and <b>secrecy</b> might seem to afford a competitive advantage.Several other speakers described their own barrier-breaking research.<br> Angela Belcher, the W. M.<br> Keck Professor <b>of</b> Energy, <b>explained</b> how her lab genetically engineers organisms to interact with nonbiological molecules, so that they can aid in the assembly of batteries or solar panels, or the conversion of methane gas into ethylene.<br> Youâ€™re invited to a live cooking conversation <b>with</b> Julia Moskin of The New York Times and the cookbook author Nigella <b>Lawson.</b> Huge solar flares that send out plumes of charged particles rarely <b>directly</b> <b>hit</b> Earth, but if one did, the resulting geomagnetic storm could be crippling. In 2012, Google may have received <b>500</b> National Security Letters, requests from the FBI for identifying data -- such as name or address -- about one<br><img src="http://images.wisegeek.com/panting-dog.jpg"><br> or The Chicago Blackhawks stunned the Boston Bruins with a pair of late goals<br><img src="http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/9100000/Little-Lovely-Girl-sweety-babies-9180976-550-550.jpg"><br> <b>in</b> a series-clinching 3-2 victory on Monday for their second National Hockey League (NHL) title in four seasons. U.S. officials in Damascus lack clear guidance on how to implement U.S. economic sanctions against the Syrian regime, an internal State Department study has found.<br> Jarvis Jones is not<br><img src="http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/12/10/Dog_drives_1210_480x360.jpg"><br> James Harrison. For one thing, there's the hair. Like many in the MIT community, Jake Jurewicz has felt <a href = "http://buyz19.tumblr.com/tinnitus-miracle">tinnitus miracle download </a> attraction to engineering. â€œGrowing up, all I ever played with were Legos and Lincoln Logs, things that involved building,â€ he recalls.That love of making things found a challenging and rewarding engagement in the summer of 2012, when Jurewicz, <b>an</b> NSE-Physics double major fresh off <b>his</b> sophomore year, received a National Undergraduate Fellowship (NUF) to develop new simulation and <b>visualization</b> software at the National Fusion Facility (NFF) in<br><img src="http://api.ning.com/files/sLvh4KvKMEeVZ39CoHj6WM5TTcg6t4zaCDZlwEu6oV5T7lkzbPh22cS-*0RMsNFnDVQyEQS1d3saH8JfSRh07HQ7esWLFNKh/Barney.jpg"><br> La Jolla, Calif. He credits <b>NSE</b> Assistant Professor Anne White with encouraging him to apply for the fellowship, which took him to one of just three tokamak fusion reactors in the United States, a <b>list</b> that includes MITâ€™s Alcator C-Mod.After a weeklong orientation with about 40 other NUF fellows at <b>Princeton</b> Universityâ€™s Plasma <b>Physics</b> Lab (home of the third U.S.<br> tokamak), Jurewicz joined a General Atomics team that is working to improve the performance of the NFFâ€™s DIII-D tokamak as part of the broad international <b>effort</b> to realize the game-changing potential of fusion as a practical energy source. One basic challenge is generating extremely high temperatures, comparable to those in the core of a star.<br> While Alcator does this with RF energy, DIII-D utilizes beams of <b>deuterium,</b> a hydrogen isotope.â€œDIII-D has eight school-bus sized neutral beam injectors, that inject <b>neutral</b> deuterium particles into the <b>tokamak,â€</b> Jurewicz explains.<br> â€œWhen the particles hit the plasma, they ionize and start being moved by the tokamakâ€™s magnetic fields.<br> As they collide with other particles they disperse their energy <b>into</b> the plasma, and ultimately heat<br><img src="http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/16700000/Lovely-Baby-sweety-babies-16705862-400-400.jpg"><br> it.â€However,<br> up to 30 percent of<br><img src="http://moreintelligentlife.com/files/Pretty%2520Woman.jpg"><br> the beam <b>energy</b> is wasted when newly ionized <b>deuterium</b> particles hit the reactor wall during their first orbit. This â€œprompt lossâ€ creates inefficiency that undermines the reactorâ€™s ability to put out more energy than it consumes, and can also create heat flux that damages reactor walls and instrumentation.The General Atomics team, which included NSE alum Ray Fisher and former post-doc David <b>Pace,</b> had collected substantial data on <b>prompt</b> loss, including information about a heat flux that threatened an important polarimeter in the<br><img src="http://invisiblebread.com/comics/2012-10-09-tough-decision.png"><br> chamber wall. â€œI built a simulator, PLOWS, that lets you plug in the plasma and neutral beam parameters and see very quickly if the losses were localized or spread out,â€ Jurewicz says. â€œThat helps determine whether <b>changing</b> parameters could move flux away <b>from</b> a given point, so that you can protect the equipment.â€Read more After four home wins<br><img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdmi1rx9gO1rdtrv5o1_500.gif"><br> in 15 months â€“ and<br><img src="http://img.webmd.com/dtmcms/live/webmd/consumer_assets/site_images/articles/health_tools/pets_improve_health_slideshow/photolibrary_rm_photo_of_dogs_and_owners_meeting.jpg"><br> four managers in 13 months â€“ Wolves face<br><img src="http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/naturelibrary/images/ic/credit/640x395/a/af/african_wild_dog/african_wild_dog_1.jpg"><br> a crucial nine-match run-inA month ago Dean<br><img src="http://hoguenews.com/wp-content/uploads//2009/07/afghan-girl-615.jpg"><br> <b>Saunders</b> was talking about identifying loan players who could also be part of what he was building for the future at <b>Wolverhampton</b> <b>Wanderers.</b> Those plans, however, have been shelved.<br> "Things have changed," the Wolves manager said this week. "I've got<br><img src="http://s6.favim.com/orig/61/funny-humor-cool-girl-epic-Favim.com-568289.jpg"><br> <b>one</b> thing on my mind <b>now</b> and that's staying up."Lying<br> 23rd in the Championship after picking up <b>one</b> win from their past 14 league matches, Wolves are threatening to write themselves into the record books by becoming <b>the</b> first club to suffer <b>the</b> ignominy of being relegated from the top flight to the third tier in successive seasons for a second time.League <b>One</b> beckons unless they can turn things around in the final nine matches, starting with Saturday's crunch game against bottom-of-the-table Bristol City at Molineux, where Wolves have won four times in the past 15 months. That Wolves have had four managers during that period tells its own story and also goes some way to explaining why the supporters believe much of the blame rests with the owner, Steve Morgan. "Most Wolves fans would say we're struggling to think of a good football decision that he has made in the last 15 months.<br> Every major call he has got wrong," says Charles Ross, <b>editor</b> of the former Wolves fanzine, A Load of Bull.Speaking at a meeting with Wolves fans at the end of last month, Morgan<br><img src="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2012/03/a_101871398_w.jpg"><br> said he would <b>walk</b> away from the club he bought from Sir Jack Hayward in 2007 if he felt that he was no longer wanted. The multimillionaire, who is chairman and founder of the house builder Redrow, apologised for the club's position and revealed it had taken a toll on his personal life.When<br> it came to the finances,<br><img src="http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/138450/the-crow-red-trees.jpg"><br> <b>though,</b> Morgan went on the defensive.<br> He said Â£73m <b>had</b> been splurged on <b>players</b> during his time at Molineux, with Â£37m recouped, putting Wolves among <b>the</b> <b>top</b> 10 clubs <b>in</b> terms of net spend.<br> Another <b>Â£18m</b> went on the new Stan Cullis Stand, which seemed <b>an</b> odd decision at the time, and, at this rate, will provide pleasant surroundings for Crawley and Stevenage <b>next</b> season. As for questions about where the money has gone from the sale of players such as Matt Jarvis and Steven Fletcher last summer, Morgan said it had "been used to stop a Â£6m loss becoming a Â£12m, Â£13m or Â£14m loss".With<br> another Â£32m in parachute payments due in the next three years and a summer clearout likely to solve the problem <b>of</b> there being no pay-cut clauses in the wake of relegation to League <b>One,</b> the balance sheet appears less of a problem than the decision-making at the top that has contributed to poor managerial appointments. Jez <b>Moxey,</b> the chief executive who<br><img src="http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/new-girl-odette-annable-shane-nick-love-interest-gi.jpg"><br> runs the<br><img src="http://maxcdn.creativeadawards.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Sad-Girl-l.jpg"><br> club on a <b>day-to-day</b> <b>basis,</b> is respected in the game<br><img src="http://images.wikia.com/glee/images/b/bf/Sad_Face.jpg"><br> as a tough negotiator, but Wolves are crying out for a technical <b>director</b> to provide a clear strategy."Somebody like Graham Taylor needs to be at the football club," says Steve Froggatt, the former Wolves winger who now works as a BBC pundit.<br> "Graham wouldn't be a threat to the manager because he doesn't want to manage any <b>more.<br></b> He would be a perfect person to sit at the top and introduce all the <b>things</b> that you need in place to run a club properly. Wolves have nobody on the board who can say: 'From a football perspective, I would like to say this.' Because none of them are <b>football</b> people."Some decisions have been unfathomable. Sacking Mick McCarthy<br><img src="http://images.sciencedaily.com/2009/05/090521112711-large.jpg"><br> last February and replacing him with his assistant, Terry Connor, was madness. <b>The</b> appointment of Stale Solbakken in the summer was another error of judgment.<br> Unveiled in <b>May</b> as the <a href = "http://buyz19.tumblr.com/forex-growth-bot">forex growth bot </a> take Wolves back to the Premier League with a <b>more</b> refined style of play, Solbakken was sacked<br><img src="http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2012/03/a_101871398_w.jpg"><br> eight months later following a humiliating FA Cup defeat<br><img src="http://cdn.idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/26/foxes-best-music-2012-600x450.jpg"><br> at non-league Luton Town. By that point, the players had long become exasperated with the <b>Norwegian's</b> methods.Eager to get rid of "the Mick McCarthy culture", Solbakken felt the best way forward was to empower the players. Standards dropped, discipline disappeared â€“ Bakary Sako went unpunished after reporting late for one game â€“ and training lost its competitive edge, with some of the drills regarded as ridiculously basic.<br> Johan Lange and Patrick Weiser, the assistant manager and first-team coach Solbakken brought in to work alongside him, had little authority.When<br> things started to go badly wrong on the pitch, Solbakken was reluctant to read the riot act, prompting Roger <b>Johnson,</b> whose own time at Wolves has been little short of a disaster, to <b>confront</b> the manager in the changing room during the run of three <b>straight</b> league defeats before the Luton game.<br> Johnson, along with a <b>few</b> other players, felt that Solbakken needed to adopt a tougher line and urged him to point the finger.<br> Solbakken, keen to avoid confrontation, refused.If Solbakken's departure was inevitable, Saunders's arrival represented a surprise, in part because of the speed with which things <b>happened</b> but<br><img src="http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/new-girl-odette-annable-shane-nick-love-interest-gi.jpg"><br> also because he was the only person interviewed. Sean O'Driscoll, who had been harshly dismissed by Nottingham Forest, was available, yet he never got <b>a</b> look in.<br> O'Driscoll went on to take over at <b>Bristol</b> City, where he has picked up 17 <b>points</b> from his 11 games in charge. Saunders has eight points from the same number of matches.Fans are curious where Morgan, a lifelong Liverpool fan, is getting his advice. There is little to suggest Moxey had much say in the recruitment of <b>Solbakken</b> or Saunders.<br> Morgan is believed to have spoken to Jan Molby, the former Liverpool player, about Solbakken.When<br> it came to <b>Saunders,</b> whom Morgan knew beforehand, the Wolves owner said he "had references from<br><img src="http://cdn.smosh.com/sites/default/files/bloguploads/funny-iphone-5-bruce-lee.jpg"><br> his last two bosses [at Doncaster and Wrexham] <b>and</b> they said he was<br><img src="http://images.wikia.com/glee/images/b/bf/Sad_Face.jpg"><br> he was the best young manager in football".With<br> one win under his belt, Saunders is under <b>increasing</b> pressure, although Froggatt feels his former Aston Villa team-mate has been left in a difficult position. <b>"To</b> be fair to my mate, who <b>I</b> know is having a hard <b>time</b> of it, I just don't think he's had the necessary backing [in the transfer market]."The team had<br><img src="http://images.sciencedaily.com/2009/05/090521112711-large.jpg"><br> been on an irreversible slide for a long period of time and Deano had identified what needed changing.<br> I <b>think</b> the <b>board</b> must have thought: 'If we can get by to the end of this season, then we'll rebuild for next.' But having seen the team all year, they should have seen that <b>it</b> was <b>bereft</b> of confidence and ideas.<br> It's almost that they've now decided to bring in one or two players well after <b>the</b> horse has bolted."Whether<br> <b>or</b> not Saunders is the right man for the <b>job</b> and however flawed <b>the</b> decision-making is in the boardroom, it is impossible to ignore the woeful performances from the players and their part in this mess.<br> Other than the goalkeeper Carl Ikeme and Sako, it is hard to name anyone who <b>emerges</b> with any credit this season, which <b>must</b> be particularly galling for Morgan when he looks at the Â£25m wage bill.Saunders<br> is trying his best to see the glass as half full and believes four wins should keep Wolves in the division. It is hard, though, to imagine where those victories will <b>come</b> from at the moment.<br> "It has to <b>start</b> with <b>Bristol</b> City," Froggatt<br><img src="http://awesomedc.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/sad.jpg"><br> says.<br> "If Wolves get beat it's a disaster and I can't see them mentally recovering. Whereas <b>if</b> they win and they put on a good performance, they <b>can</b> build on it.<br><img src="http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/74090/74090,1210689189,1/stock-photo-lovely-coffee-12542989.jpg"><br> So this is enormous for them."Wolverhampton WanderersChampionshipMick McCarthyStuart <b>Jamesguardian.co.uk<br></b> © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies.<br> All rights <b>reserved.<br></b> | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & <b>Conditions</b> | More Feeds With lighter textures and and layers, a selection of summer pieces that can work with warm days and cool nights. <br> The sculptor Ken Price (1935-2012) is having an extended New York moment. <br> On a grassy hilltop overlooking <b>this</b> serene village, a grave has been prepared for Nelson Mandela. But like many here, his sister-in-law Nothemba Mandela <b>prays</b> day and <b>night</b> for it to remain empty for as long as possible. 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