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Ashes and Snow


Photo Project Ashes and Snow

Canadian documentary photographer Gregory Colbert began his career working with the master of photography in Paris, where he was shooting a documentary on important social issues. That movie led by Gregory Colbert in the world of photography. His first solo show as a photographer, took place in 1992, when the wizard turned 32 years old. The exhibition was held at the gallery «Musee de l'Elysee». Gregory spent the next decade traveling, visiting Asia, Africa and even Antarctica. Everywhere keen photographer demonstrating the relationship of animals and humans. His most famous exhibition "Ashes and Snow" saw more than ten million people across the globe

Canadian documentary photographer Gregory Colbert began his career working with the master of photography in Paris, where he was shooting a documentary on important social issues. That movie led by Gregory Colbert in the world of photography. His first solo show as a photographer, took place in 1992, when the wizard turned 32 years old. The exhibition was held at the gallery «Musee de l'Elysee». Gregory spent the next decade traveling, visiting Asia, Africa and even Antarctica. Everywhere keen photographer demonstrating the relationship of animals and humans. His most famous exhibition "Ashes and Snow" saw more than ten million people across the globe.

Think Positive



Jerry was the kind of guy you love to hate. He was always in a good mood and always had something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, “If I were any better, I would be twins!”
He was a unique manager because he had several waiters who had followed him around from restaurant to restaurant. The reason the waiters followed Jerry was because of his attitude. He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, Jerry was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Amazing iPhone cases


9 ridiculously practical, multifunctional iPhone cases

Heart of Nature


Giant Heart on Earth

Mulvey Lake in Canada
Mulvey Lake in Canada

Amazing Heart of Nature

Widest Road


The Widest Street in the World — 9 de Julio Avenue

9 de Julio Avenue (or Avenida 9 de Julio, in the local tongue) in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina, is not just any street. Nine lanes wide, with gardened medians between the opposing flow of traffic, this is the widest street in the world. Only those with a quick pace and long legs will be lucky to get to the other side before the traffic lights at the intersection changes. A pedestrian crossing this street usually requires a few extra minutes and two to three traffic light rotations. 9 de Julio Avenue is only 1 km long but 110 meters wide.

The avenue's unusual width is because it spans an entire city block, the distance between two streets in the checkerboard pattern used in Buenos Aires. The avenue runs to the west of the Río de la Plata waterfront, from the Retiro district in the north to Constitución station in the south. It has up to seven lanes in each direction and is flanked on either side by parallel streets of two lanes each.

9 de Julio Avenue (or Avenida 9 de Julio, in the local tongue) in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina, is not just any street. Nine lanes wide, with gardened medians between the opposing flow of traffic, this is the widest street in the world. Only those with a quick pace and long legs will be lucky to get to the other side before the traffic lights at the intersection changes. A pedestrian crossing this street usually requires a few extra minutes and two to three traffic light rotations. 9 de Julio Avenue is only 1 km long but 110 meters wide.
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The street runs far in both directions and connects the unique sections of the metropolis. Some of Buenos Aires’ main landmarks can be seen along the way; most notably, the Obelisk, that sits in the middle of 9 de Julio, the original French Embassy, the statue of Don Quixote, the Teatro Colon and the former Ministry of Communications building - the only building that sits on the avenue itself at the intersection with Moreno street.

The avenue was first planned in 1888, with the name of Ayohuma; but the road was long opposed by affected landlords and residents, so work did not start until 1935. Even the French government refused to submit the embassy building for demolition, and local preservationists opposed the move as well, as the building is widely hailed as an architectural masterpiece. The initial phase was inaugurated on 9 July 1937 and the main stretch of the avenue was completed in the 1960s. The southern connections were completed after 1980, when the downtown portion of the tollway system was completed. Clearing the right-of-way for these intersections required massive condemnations in the Constitución area. 08more images after the break...

Scariest water Animals


13 Scariest Freshwater Animals - National Geographic

13 Scariest Freshwater Animals - National Geographic

13 Scariest Freshwater Animals - National Geographic, after the break...

Toughest Road for School


Extreme Road To School

Children walk along a narrow mountain road to get to school in Bijie, southwest China's Guizhou Province. Banpo Elementary School is located halfway up a mountain and each day students from the nearby Genguan village have to climb a narrow winding footpath cut into the mountainside...Picture: HAP/Quirky China News / Rex Features

Children walk along a narrow mountain road to get to school in Bijie, southwest China's Guizhou Province. Banpo Elementary School is located halfway up a mountain and each day students from the nearby Genguan village have to climb a narrow winding footpath cut into the mountainside...Picture: HAP/Quirky China News / Rex Features

Deadliest Plants


A dozen of the deadliest garden plants

Your garden may be a relaxing retreat, but it's not a place to let your guard down, especially when it comes to small children and your family's pets. Some popular plants you prize for their ornamental beauty can turn into toxic killers within minutes if ingested, whether consumed out of curiosity or by mistake. With this list you'll know what flowers, shrubs and berries to warn young, inquisitive minds about and which bushes and flowers to keep out of paw's reach. You'll also learn the symptoms of poisoning because—after prevention—rapid treatment is the only defense against death. | By Danielle Blundell, This Old House Online



A dozen of the deadliest garden plants rhododendron
Rhododendron (Rhododendron ponticum)

Why we grow it: Give them moisture and shade, and rhododendron shrubs offer showy red, white, pink, or purple flower clusters in spring and thick, glossy leaves that thrive into the winter. (There's a reason that This Old House declared rhododendron one of the best foundation plants for curb appeal.)

Deadly parts: The entire plant. 

Toxic toll: Who knew both West Virginia and Washington's state flower was a silent killer? Swallow any part of this plant, and you're going to look as bad as you feel. While drooling from the mouth and teary-eyed, you'll begin vomiting violently, just as your pulse slows down and low blood pressure sets in. Death can occur shortly after falling into a coma or during a violent seizure.

Photo by Flickr user Ryan Somma


More Deadliest Plants after the Break...

Menswear 2013


Menswear 2013 spring trends

Belgium street Art


Bart Smits Belgium street Artist

Belgium street artist Bart Smits (Bart Smeets) aka Smates attracted attention after a shark painted in Brussels. However, he draws a long time and amount of work would be enough for a few materials.We decided to select the most interesting. Lives and works Bart Smits in the small town of Mechelen, Belgium. The artist prefers to two main areas of his life - aerosols and canvases. He is behind specialized education through art school and the Academy of Arts. However, Smates believes he still has a lot to learn. The artist tries to draw on the walls only on legal grounds, although he was repeatedly caught and fined.

Belgium street artist Bart Smits attracted attention after a shark painted in Brussels. However, he draws a long time and amount of work would be enough for a few materials.We decided to select the most interesting. Lives and works Bart Smits in the small town of Mechelen, Belgium. The artist prefers to two main areas of his life - aerosols and canvases. He is behind specialized education through art school and the Academy of Arts. However, Smates believes he still has a lot to learn. The artist tries to draw on the walls only on legal grounds, although he was repeatedly caught and fined. 

Electrical Cables Art


Art of Reused Electrical Cables by Federico Uribe

Artist Federico Uribe just released a lovely new collection of work made from electrical and a/v cables called, appropriately, Contectado. Uribe works almost exclusively with multitudes of repurposed objects to create vibrantly colored sculptures and 2D artworks
Artist Federico Uribe just released a lovely new collection of work made from electrical and a/v cables called, appropriately,Contectado. Uribe works almost exclusively with multitudes of repurposed objects to create vibrantly colored sculptures and 2D artworks like this. Via Now

Uribe creates sculptures which are not sculpted but constructed and weaved, in all kinds of different ways, curious and unpredictable, repetitive and almost compulsive. They follow the classics canons of figurative and abstract art, but the result is absolutely unusual, whimsical, of enormous efficacy and communicability. When observed from close, his works reveal various kinds of interpretations; they invite us to touch them, to discover the detail and connection between one element and another. When viewed form further away, they offer volumes, forms, textures and color. Distance, proximity and perception are key factors in the interaction between Uribe’s work and its viewers. 

The address list could not be displayed


"The address list could not be displayed" error message when you use your Contacts to address a new message in Outlook


This article was previously published under Q319901

SYMPTOMS

If you attempt to address a new message from your Contacts, you may receive the following error message:
The address list could not be displayed. The Contacts folder associated with this address list could not be opened; it may have been moved or deleted, or you do not have permissions. For information on how to remove this folder from the Outlook Address Book, see Microsoft Outlook Help.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur if the Microsoft Outlook Address Book is damaged.

RESOLUTION after the break

Dr. Seuss Quotes


Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5


10 Ways Samsung's Galaxy S4 Is Better Than The iPhone 5



Samsung announced its latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S 4 earlier this month in New York.

Critics have been going wild because the Galaxy S 4 is real competition to Apple's iPhone 5.
The Galaxy S 4 is packed with the latest hardware and software features like a 13 megapixel camera, eye tracking technology, and even a way to use the phone without touching the screen.
While the iPhone 5 is still an impressive smartphone, it doesn't hold a candle to the Galaxy S 4.

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Fog in Dubai


Blanket of fog hangs over the Dubai

Dubai-based German photographer Sebastian Opitz captures the surreal and mystical look of his adopted city as fog rolls in and out at sunrise. The photographer renames the cityscape as Cloud City for the brief moments when the mist takes over and fills the empty space between the towering buildings. Optiz's images offer a serene and dreamy view of a bustling city, re-imagining it as a heavenly metropolis in the sky.

Dubai-based German photographer Sebastian Opitz captures the surreal and mystical look of his adopted city as fog rolls in and out at sunrise. The photographer renames the cityscape as Cloud City for the brief moments when the mist takes over and fills the empty space between the towering buildings. Optiz's images offer a serene and dreamy view of a bustling city, re-imagining it as a heavenly metropolis in the sky.

The photographer says, "I've been living in Dubai for over four years now and always dreamed of taking one of those rare shots from above the fog. This only happens on 4 - 6 days per year and when it happens it will be over by 9 AM. So one has to make sure to be up on the roof of a tower before sunrise and hope for the best." Luckily, Opitz was there to catch the magical event from high above the city on the 85th floor of the Princess Tower.

Opitz also took a time lapse video that covers a little over four hours in less than two minutes.

Smallest militaries


World's ten smallest militaries

In addition to safeguarding a territory, the military force is also used for international security and strategic purposes. Here's a look at the ten smallest militaries of the world ranked according to the active military personnel.


World's ten smallest militaries
Palestine: With zero active military personnel, the state of Palestine has the smallest military force in the world. Overall, it has 56,000 personnel serving in its military which includes zero reserve military force and manpower of 56,000 is included in the paramilitary force.


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Indian Celeb in in legal trouble


In news for the wrong reasons

Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt - there are a lot of Bollywood stars who have had a brush with law. A look.


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Bollywood's 'bad boy' Salman Khan was sentenced to five-years in prison for poaching an endangered gazelle. He was set free on the payment of a personal bond of 200,000 rupees and two bail bonds of 100,000 rupees.

Banned Foods


Top 5 Banned Foods

While we are generally allowed freedom of choice when it comes to what we eat or drink, there are some foodstuffs that have been deemed so controversial they have been banned from sale due to concerns about negative effects on the health, safety and well-being of consumers.




1. Absinthe:
Absinthe is often considered the drink of genius' due to its reputation for inducing creativity. However, the potent spirit - nicknamed the green fairy - is actually said to have harmful neurological effects due to its inclusion of controversial ingredient thujone. Due to its perceived link to violence and mental illness, absinthe has over the years been banned in many places around the world, including Switzerland (1910), USA (1912) and France (1915).

However, although in many cases its formula is somewhat different from the traditional one (with low levels of thujone), absinthe is one product that has actually managed to reinstate itself as a perfectly legal tipple in most countries, although the ban still stands in Vanuatu and certain regions of New Zealand. Furthermore, the USA have imposed regulations that, while absinthe may be bought, it must be free from thujone and the term "absinthe" must not stand alone on the label.


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Hagia Sophia - Istanbul


Hagia Sophia, also known as the “Church of the Holy Wisdom”, is located in Istanbul, Turkey. The church has been turned into a museum now. The church was made by the first Christian Emperor – Constantine the Great, who is also known as the founder of Constantinople. This church is the greatest church out of the many churches he built in many cities. The church which stands today is nothing of the original one due to the destruction that occurred through time. When the original Hagia Sophia was destroyed, it was rebuilt by Theodosius the Great, but sadly it was burnt down again in the Nika riots of 532. Some of the remains can still be seen after deep excavations.
Photo — Link

Hagia Sophia, also known as the “Church of the Holy Wisdom”, is located in Istanbul, Turkey. The church has been turned into a museum now. The church was made by the first Christian Emperor – Constantine the Great, who is also known as the founder of Constantinople. This church is the greatest church out of the many churches he built in many cities. The church which stands today is nothing of the original one due to the destruction that occurred through time. When the original Hagia Sophia was destroyed, it was rebuilt by Theodosius the Great, but sadly it was burnt down again in the Nika riots of 532. Some of the remains can still be seen after deep excavations.
Photo — Link

Hagia Sophia, "Holy Wisdom" is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.

The Church was dedicated to the Logos, the second person of the Holy Trinity, its dedication feast taking place on 25 December, the anniversary of the Birth of the incarnation of the Logos in Christ. Although it is sometimes referred to as Sancta Sophia (as though it were named after Saint Sophia), sophia is the phonetic spelling in Latin of the Greek word for wisdom – the full name in Greek being  "Shrine of the Holy Wisdom of God".

Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture." It remained the world's largest cathedral for nearly a thousand years thereafter, until Seville Cathedral was completed in 1520. The current building was originally constructed as a church between 532 and 537 on the orders of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian and was the third Church of the Holy Wisdom to occupy the site, the previous two having both been destroyed by rioters. It was designed by the Greek scientists Isidore of Miletus, a physicist, and Anthemius of Tralles, a mathematician. 

Son’s Letter - Story Time


A Son’s Letter to His Mom

A Son’s Letter to His Mom — Story

Sally jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room. She said: “How is my little boy? Is he going to be all right? When can I see him?”

The surgeon said, “I’m sorry. We did all we could, but your boy didn’t make it.”

Sally said, “Why do little children get cancer? Doesn’t God care any more? Where were you, God, when my son needed you?”The surgeon asked, “Would you like some time alone with your son? One of the nurses will be out in a few minutes, before he’s transported to the university.”

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Amazing Underwater world


Seven Wonders of the Underwater world

Many lists have been made touting the seven wonders of one thing or another but one list that still needed to be created was a list describing the Top Seven Wonders of the Underwater World. In 1989, CEDAM International, an international diving association, decided to write up their own list describing what they thought were the most spectacular underwater sites in the world. And the 7 wonders of the underwater world includes.

Many lists have been made touting the seven wonders of one thing or another but one list that still needed to be created was a list describing the Top Seven Wonders of the Underwater World. In 1989, CEDAM International, an international diving association, decided to write up their own list describing what they thought were the most spectacular underwater sites in the world. And the 

Funny Police


Funny Police Humorous

Funny police Humorous

Most often, we perceive the police as strict, evil and pot-bellied uncles who only want to extort more money from us. But in fact you can find here more jolly and funny Police man.

Sponsored Superheroes


If Superheroes Were Sponsored By Brands…



 

Many of our favorite superheroes fight crime for the greater good—but what if they were sponsored by brands and made to ‘represent’ the companies that paid them? 

That’s the question Italian graphic designer Roberto Vergati Santos posed in his illustrated series titled ‘Sponsored Heroes’. 

Taking familiar superheroes from comics and movies, Santos associated each of them to a specific brand by dressing them in colors and logos of the company. 

In the series, ‘Batman’ can be seen wearing Nike gear, while McDonald’s sponsored Tony Stark’s ‘Iron Man’ suit. 

“Imagine if one day capitalism reaches the point, where the big brands start to sponsor the superheroes,” Santos explains. “How would this influence their images? Based on this hypothesis, I decided to experiment with some characters, and see what would be the results of such idea.” 

 



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Amazing Movie Special Effects




7 Amazing Movie Special Effects You Won't Believe Aren't CGI







Some directors will go to insane lengths to avoid using CGI, seemingly just so they can point at the screen during the premiere and say, "Yeah, a real guy totally did that." And now, thanks to our investigative efforts, you too can annoy people at the movies by telling them that, actually, that famous scene isn't CGI, they did it by ...

#7. The Dark Knight Rises -- They Actually Dropped a Plane

Some movie moments make you go "I bet that's CGI," while others are so insane that they leave you saying, "I hope it is." Case in point: The opening to The Dark Knight Rises, where Bane and his misfit gang of true believers hijack and crash a CIA plane by jumping from another C-130 plane, extracting their target, and then de-winging the CIA's ride in midair. That's the sort of crazy shit no one even thought about trying before CGI existed.
We're sorry to do this to your peace of mind, but we're afraid that a lot of what you just saw was real -- we guess Christopher Nolan could have used computer effects, but instead he got a real C-130 and tossed a bunch of real people out the back of it.

Laptop Problems And Solutions


Easy Fixes for Six Common Laptop Problems


Easy Fixes for Six Common Laptop Problems

We live and work in a cold, cruel world where our laptops take a lot of abuse. Regardless of how gentle we try to be, it's inevitable that sooner or later our notebooks will get dropped, spilled on and worse.
While many people think that notebook damage can be repaired only by the manufacturer or a computer shop, there are some problems that can be inexpensively and easily fixed with common tools, spare parts and a little effort. Many of these repairs are no harder than high school art projects.
Using a couple of old, beat-up notebooks, I'll show you how to fix everything from a broken case and frayed charger cord to a bad fan and scratched screen. Each restoration project has time and cost estimates as well as what materials you'll need to do the trick. Just follow the directions I've outlined for each repair -- but be warned, your system might be a little different or require special parts and a slightly different approach.
One additional note: While I generally applaud improvisation and recycling old parts for repairs, there's nothing like having the right part to do the repair. In fact, while fans and notebook keyboards may all look alike, they are very different, and chances are the wrong one won't fit right and work properly. Each repair has links to where you can get the right parts, but they are just a sample of what's available. If all else fails, try eBay to get what you need.

Pamban Bridge — India


The Pamban Bridge  is a cantilever bridge on the Palk Strait connects Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland India. It refers to both the road bridge and the cantilever railway bridge, though primarily it means the latter. It was India's first sea bridge. It is the second longest sea bridge in India (after Bandra-Worli Sea Link) at a length of about 2.3 km. The rail bridge is for the most part, a conventional bridge resting on concrete piers, but has a double leaf bascule section midway, which can be raised to let ships and barges pass through. The railway bridge is 6,776 ft (2,065 m) and was opened for traffic in 1914. The railroad bridge is a still-functioning double-leaf bascule bridge section that can be raised to let ships pass under the bridge.


The Pamban Bridge  is a cantilever bridge on the Palk Strait connects Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland India. It refers to both the road bridge and the cantilever railway bridge, though primarily it means the latter. It was India's first sea bridge. It is the second longest sea bridge in India (after Bandra-Worli Sea Link) at a length of about 2.3 km. The rail bridge is for the most part, a conventional bridge resting on concrete piers, but has a double leaf bascule section midway, which can be raised to let ships and barges pass through.
Photo — Link

The railway bridge historically carried metre-gauge trains on it, but Indian Railways upgraded the bridge to carry broad-gauge trains in a project that finished Aug. 12, 2007. Until recently, the two leaves of the bridge were opened manually using levers by workers. About 10 ships — cargo carriers, coast guard ships, fishing vessels and oil tankers — pass through the bridge every month. From the elevated two-lane road bridge, adjoining islands and the parallel rail bridge below can be viewed.

After completion of bridge metre-gauge lines were laid by them from Mandapam up to Pamban Station, from here the railway lines bifurcated into two directions one towards Rameshwaram about 6.25 miles (10.06 km) up and another branch line of 15 miles (24 km) terminating at Dhanushkodi. The section was opened to traffic in 1914. 

Best Frozen Watefalls


10 Magnificent Frozen Waterfalls Around the World

Ouray, Colorado
Ouray, Colorado
Photo by Boone Speed/Barcroft USA 

While waterfalls are typically known for their powerful rushes of water, during the cold winter months, some transform into magical ice attractions. In Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnehaha Falls is a 53 feet high waterfall that often freezes, creating a stunning wall of blue ice. You can actually walk behind the frozen waterfall into a "cave." As photographer Trevor Nelsonstates, "The warm colors of the sunlight and the stone complement the cool mossy greens of the walls and the aqua blues from the ice. Gets me every time."

While most of the frozen waterfalls around the world are incredible enough to just visit, many of them are also popular destinations for daredevils that want to try their hand at ice climbing. The Daily Mail wrote a recent article about this extreme sport and the daring climbers that risk their lives for the ultimate adrenaline rush. Using just ice-axes and crampons (a traction device), they scale these enormous frozen columns or walls of ice, bravely pushing the limits of what is humanly possible. 

Expensive Gadgets

The Most Ridiculously Expensive Gadgets Money Can Buy





Money can't buy everything, but it can certainly get you some really awesome gear.

For example, if you have $190,000 lying around, you can impress your friends with a slick hovercraft.

From a custom iPad encased in solid gold, to a personal submarine, the rich and famous have a nice collection of toys to choose from.  Take a look at some of the other items. It's hard to believe that you can actually drop this kind of cash on a gadget.

The Kohler Numi Toilet System: $6,400


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Free Doctors


SIX FREE DOCTORS
Ever heard of SIX FREE DOCTORS, whose advice is most crucial to a healthy life style?
But we do not pay any heed to it ? As there are no visiting fees!
Therefore their value is unimportant!

These are :

1. SUNLIGHT:
The sun says, spend a little time with me while reading, exercising, listening to music, meditating, even chatting up with friends - do it with me! Just you and me, cause I am your BEST friend.

Physically and metaphorically Sunlight is beneficial to all. Giving light, its best, to everyone, regardless of caste or creed.
 

Stair Art


Street Stair Art Around The World

Street Stair Art Around The World

Selected works of street artists performed on the stairs of different cities of the world,

Official Jelly Bean for Galaxy S2


How to Install Official Android 4.1.2 XWLSE Jelly Bean Update on Galaxy S2 I9100 [Tutorial]

Samsung has released Android 4.1.2 XWLSE Jelly Bean firmware for Galaxy S2 with model number I9100


Samsung has released the official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update with build version XWLSE for the international version of Galaxy S2 (model number-I9100) users from Russia. The XWLSE Jelly Bean is a completely unbranded version of the firmware and can be installed via Samsung Kies. This firmware reportedly addresses bug issues found in the previous build and brings some enhancements.      
Android 4.1.2 XWLSE Jelly Bean firmware is released for Galaxy S2 I9100.
Android 4.1.2 XWLSE Jelly Bean firmware is released for Galaxy S2 I9100.
Firmware details
PDA: I9100XWLSE
CSC: I9100OXELS6
Version: Android 4.1.2  

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