Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (I)


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BEST PICTURE!” Winner of 10 Academy Awards! WEST SIDE STORY is a beautiful movie/musical about a love and romance that grew and developed amid conflict between two street gangs on the streets of New York City in the 1960’s: the White American JETS, and the newly-arrived Puerto Rican SHARKS. When TONY, the founder and ex-JET leader, meets and falls in love with MARIA, the sister of the SHARK gangleader, BERNARDO, tensions escalate.  This is the award winning musical adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliette. Starring Richard Beymer, George Chakiris, Rita Moreno, Natalie Wood, Rated: NR (better suited for adults and children over 14)

Renewable Energy:Stakes and Challenges


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If Europe decides to turn away from nuclear and other sources of energy, as current trends tend to indicate, where will the continent look to power its future? Some say: Tunisia. However, Tunisia’s renewable energy sector faces difficulties manly related to the government’s failure to establish a clear judicial frame work that would permit a further implementation of renewable energy projects.

Hillary Clinton: ‘Syria a nation brought to brink of chaos’


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Syria is a nation on the brink of chaos, according to the US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.

Speaking ahead of an international conference on the violence, which is being held in Tunisia on Friday, she said the Syrian regime was making war on its own people.

Referring to the recent veto by Russia and China of a UN Security Council resolution, she said, “the obstruction of a few countries cannot be allowed to stop the world community from coming to the aid of the Syrian people.”

China Insight


Click to watch the presentationA small village turns into a touristic site

Dazhai (Chinese: 大寨; pinyin: Dàzhài; literally “great outpost”) is the name of a mountainous North China village of several hundred farmers in Xiyang, Shanxi, in the People’s Republic of China. Dazhai had been an ordinary village until the 1960s, when Mao Zedong published his Supreme Directive, “Learn from Dazhai in agriculture” (农业学大寨) and set up Dazhai as a national agricultural model for all the farmers across the country. A socialist agricultural production achieved through the application of Mao Zedong Thought

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Photos as you never could imagine. Very beautiful.

Weather Overview for Oslo

Oslo’s climate is fairly mild considering its northerly latitude. This is due to its coastal position and the influence of the warm Gulf Stream from the Atlantic. It is often associated with extreme cold but it enjoys some of the warmest summer temperatures in Scandinavia and its winters are warmer than inland and northern areas of Norway. Summers are generally pleasant and mild with plenty of long sunny days. Winters are cold; temperatures hover below freezing and snow blankets the city. Rain is likely at any time of the year but most of the annual rainfall occurs in late summer and early autumn.

Summer in Oslo can see a good deal of fine weather. When the sun is out, very comfortable temperatures in the low 20s are frequently enjoyed. July and August are the warmest months with daily highs frequently in the low the 20s. The temperature can rise up to the 30s but not often. At night, the temperature usually gets down to the teens.
As in the UK, the weather is highly unpredictable because of winds from the Atlantic so these temperatures are not guaranteed. Be prepared for all eventualities. You could get a week of fine sun and hot temperatures during your visit or it could rain everyday. Rainfall increases from the start of the season to a peak in August. It falls for about half of the days in each month but showers are heavier towards the end of summer.
Perhaps the best thing about summer in Norway is the amount of daylight – there are just 5 hours between sunset and sunrise in Oslo in June. However, this makes the 8 hours of sunshine per day slightly less impressive.

Chez Louis

We were woken up this morning by the tannoy announcement that we would soon be crossing the arctic circle again, so it was a quick shower followed by a quick rush on to the deck to see us leave the arctic behind. We look all around to try and see the arctic circle but of course we don’t really know what we’re looking for, is there maybe a  big red line, like at the airport when you’re waiting to go through immigration, of course there isn’t, well not that we saw anyway.

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After floating by the last couple of snow capped islands within the circle we come to the island, and the globe monument on it, that marks the latitude 66° 33′ 44″ and the ship dutifully sounds it’s horn as we effortlessly move passed on our journey south.

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Freedom Of Speech


Wer nun befürchtet, die 28-Jährige hätte einen völligen Wechsel vollzogen und sprühe vor Feuereifer wie Rage Against The Machine, darf sich beruhigen. Speech Debelle hat sich bei aller Aufgewühltheit jene Ruhe bewahrt, die man auf ihrem ersten Album so gut fand und die an die große Sprachkünstlerin Ursula Rucker erinnerte. „I live for the message, spiritual wealth“, betont sie mit ihrer warmen Flüsterstimme. Der introvertierte, von einem sanften Dub-Bass angekickte Track „Shawshank Redemption“ und die Pop-Sensibilität in „I’m With It“ sind der beste Beweis für diesen Reichtum. Um das zu erkennen, braucht man wirklich keine Jury mehr. Es lebe die Redefreiheit!

Here is the lyric:

Obama on the left
McCain on the right
We can talk politics all night
And you can vote however you like
You can vote however you like, yeah

Democratic left
Republican right
November 4th we decide
And you can vote however you like
You can vote however you like, yeah

(McCain supporters)
McCain is the man
Fought for us in Vietnam
You know if anyone can
Help our country he can
Taxes droppin low
Dont you know oils gonna flow
Drill it low
I’ll show our economy will grow
McCain’s the best candidate
With Palin as his running mate
They’ll fight for gun rights, pro life,
The conservative right
Our future is bright
Better economy in site
And all the world will feel our military might

(Obama supporters)
But McCain and Bush are real close right
They vote alike and keep it tight
Obama’s new, he’s younger too
The Middle Class he will help you
He’ll bring a change, he’s got the brains
McCain and Bush are just the same
You are to blame, Iraq’s a shame
Four more years would be insane

Social TV


Social TV extends the experience of content with social networks across a new constellation of devices and platforms. Discover how entrepreneurs are accelerating the migration of TV from an isolated, a social single-screen experience to an increasingly interactive and social consumer experience while increasing values for advertisers.

Internet and mobile applications have made the world more social than ever before and TV is going through the same social transformation. The 2011 Superbowl is also known as the “Social Bowl”. Estimate is that two-thirds of the Superbowl viewers between 18~35 used a smart-phone to interact with the Ads.

While some say Connected-TV is the way of the future, others claim it’s destined for slow adoption. Connected-TV alone will not achieve the social experience consumers are seeking. Social TV seamlessly integrates content and social activities across TV, web, and mobile devices.

Come see how entrepreneurs are creating new breeds of applications offering creative ways to enhance user experience and attempting to monetize in the world of television entertainment.

Disruptive Brands as Cultural Innovation


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Magatte Wade was born in Senegal and educated in France. Her first company, Adina World Beverages, was founded in her home kitchen and was originally based on indigenous Senegalese beverage recipes using organic ingredients.

The company is now the most widely distributed U.S. consumer brand founded by an African entrepreneur. The World Economic Forum named her one of their Young Global Leaders for 2011, and she is currently launching her second company, Tiossano, producing luxury organic skin-care products based on indigenous Senegalese skin care recipes.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Goat Massage


Grown ass man playing with goats. There’s still hope for the world.

Veronica Belmont says: “Yes, of all the videos I’ve seen today, this is the one I wanted to share with you. Because really… who wouldn’t want a pigmy goat massage?”