Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 26th, 2011 markes the 25th Anniversary of the Chernoybyl nuclear disaster: Voice of America

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April 26th, 2011 markes the 25th Anniversary of the Chernoybyl nuclear disaster.  With the Japanese nuclear crisis still unfolding, we were inspired by the Voice of America's use of Posterous to ensure that voices from Chernoybl continue to be heard.

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What is the Voice of America mission?
The Voice of America (VOA) is an international multimedia broadcaster with service in 44 languages.  Serving an estimated weekly global audience of 123 million, VOA provides news, information, and cultural programming through the Internet, mobile and social media, radio, and television.  

What is citizen journalism?
Citizen journalism is when members of the public take reporting on events and topics into their own hands.  It is not a new idea - however, we hope that Posterous makes it easier for citizen journalists to reach a wider audience and for VOA to present a more complete picture of global events.  

How is Voice of America commemorating tomorrow's 25th Anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster?
Coverage has included perspectives from both the region and the United States.  The Russian Service and Ukrainian Service have stringers (freelance writers) based in Ukraine and Russia who have provided originally reporting on the ground - this has included both photos and video reports from the area of the disaster. As part of their special report, VOA English produced this interactive map of publicly listed nuclear reactors from around the world. 

Which sites are accepting submissions for memories of Chernobyl's 25th Anniversary?
The Russian and Ukrainian websites.  

Why do you think it's important to get these stories published on the web?
Chernobyl is widely considered the worst nuclear power plant disaster in human history.  It is crucial that as we get further away from the actual event, the stories of those who lived through it are told to younger generations who will be the decision-makers of the future.  

How can others get involved in the mission?
By helping us engage.  We no longer see it as adequate to simply "report" the news.  We want to engage with users in the region and in fact, work with them to help us provide targeted/crowd-sourced content (for instance, see our combined use of Posterous and Storify here. Posterous is an important platform to help us reach this goal. 

A special thanks to VOA's Camilla Hawthorne for the interview.

Other sites to check out:

Jon Dee - The 2010 Australian of the Year is best known for inspiring millions of Australians to making positive environmental and social change.

Apple News Daily - For all those who can't get enough of all things Apple.

Design Thinking - A blog about design thinking, technology, digital innovation and social media.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

TOUCHING STORY

I know i know...

THIS IS A VERY TOUCHING STORY, VERY HARD TO READ, ABOUT TWO BROTHERS WHO WERE SEPARATED AT BIRTH.  IT'S A STORY OF LIFE & DEATH, AND THE CRUEL TWIST OF FATE.

IT'S CERTAIN TO STIR YOUR HEART AND TOUCH YOUR SOUL.

THIS EMAIL IS ONE I COULD NOT ERASE BEFORE SHARING WITH MY FRIENDS.

 

 


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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Feeding Bald Eagles (story and pics)

January of this year, 2011, the weather stayed so cold in St. Louis, Missouri and Alton, Illinois that the bald eagles were cruising over houses in hopes of a quick meal. They could not access fish that were at the bottom of the river and had gathered together.  

Some kind souls decided to feed the eagles so they would survive the cold spell. They gathered fish and started feeding the group of eagles huddled on the shore.

The photos below show what happened. A retired teacher took these photos in front of his home. Incredible!


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A beautiful morning feeding the eagles, Jan. 2011

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Once the fish were thrown, the eagles did not seem to fear the good Samaritans and word spread fast!  

  

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Eagles vying for the fish, January, 2011

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No zoom lens used here!
The photographer was this close!  

  




Here are the men who were feeding them.
So close!!
As you know, it was not too long ago that the American Bald Eagle was an endangered species.


Amazing pictures --- please pass along!


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Quickies (funny comics)


QUICKIES

 


A South American scientist from  Argentina , after a lengthy
study, has discovered that people with insufficient brain and sexual
activity read their e-mail with their hand on the mouse. 
Don't bother taking it off now, it's too late.



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Safety FYI Important - "Globe" brand Bulbs and Fire Danger (story & pic)

 Attached is a picture of a CFL light bulb from a bathroom.  It was
turned on and then started to smoke after a few minutes.  Then four inch
flames were spewing out of the side of the ballast like a blow torch!  The
light was immediately turned off but it's certain that it would have caused
a fire if the person was not right there.  Imagine if the kids had left the
lights on as usual when they were not in the room.


    The bulb was taken to the MFB Fire Department (Melbourne, Australia) to
report the incident.  They weren't at all surprised and said that it was not
an uncommon occurrence.   Apparently, sometimes when the bulb burns out 


there is a chance that the ballast can start a fire.  There have been
reports issued about the dangers of these bulbs.

    Internet research shows that, bulbs made by "Globe" in China seem to
have the lion's share of problems.  Lots of fires have been blamed on misuse
of CFL bulbs, like using them in recessed lighting, pot lights, dimmers or
in track lighting.  This one was installed in a normal light socket.

    The 'Globe' bulbs were bought at Bunnings.  They have been removed from
the house. CFL bulbs are a great energy saver but make sure you buy a name
brand like Sylvania , Phillips or GE and not unknown brands from China ...


      PASS THIS ON TO YOUR FRIENDS............


 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Quickies

QUICKIES

 


A South American scientist from  Argentina , after a lengthy
study, has discovered that people with insufficient brain and sexual
activity read their e-mail with their hand on the mouse.
Don't bother taking it off now, it's too late.


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