Monday, April 28, 2014

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

North Korea propaganda video targets Colorado Springs

North Korea propaganda video targets Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is only one of the cities mentioned in the video, along with Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Honolulu. It includes a map too, marking each city. However, the spot pointing out Colorado Springs is in the wrong place. Its closer to Louisiana. The mistake is giving Springs residents peace of mind.

It was interesting to hear that they were 1,000 miles off of the city which is somewhat comforting, Michaela Marple said. Just because the concern is, if they were more accurate, then we would have to be more concerned.

This is normal business for us. We have the mission to defend North America against any kind of ballistic missile threat, Lt. Col. Michael Jazdyk said. We do this normally, every day 24/7. We have to watch. We take this mission seriously, and we are going to continue to do so. And we are going to remain ever vigilant.

Morning News Anchor

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People always ask me how I like waking up at 2 am. Call me crazy, but I dont mind it! I love getting my day started early and now, I have the privilege to help get New Mexicans ready for their day. Im so excited to be back in the Land of Enchantment.

Im a bilingual journalist whos worked in news since the late 90s. I started my career in Los Angeles as a news assistant. After that, I landed my first reporting and anchoring job in Roswell, New Mexico. From there, I went on to work in El Paso, Texas and Orlando, Florida as both an anchor and reporter. Ive had the privilege of covering some of the biggest stories to make national headlines through the years. Those stories include natural disasters, space shuttle flights, presidential elections and entertainment news. During my stay in Florida, I also covered the infamous Casey and Caylee Anthony Case extensively.

Im a California native who graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Ive been honored with several Society of Professional Journalists Awards and Associated Press Awards in Florida and New Mexico. I also contributed to a station Edward R. Murrow Award for Outstanding Breaking News Coverage in El Paso, TX. In 2010, I was honored by Latino Leadership Inc. as Outstanding Woman in Media.

Im a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Im looking forward to getting back on the beautiful New Mexico ski slopes. I also enjoy cooking and spending time with good friends and family. If you have any good green chile recipes, please send them my way!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The curious case of Younis and Misbah

The curious case of Younis and Misbah

Christchurch witnessed a quintessentially Pakistani style of play: start slow, build a base, retain wickets, and explode in the end. It used to be the norm in 1980s before Saeed Anwar and Aamir Sohail changed that in the 90s, but once again, without a settled opening pair, Pakistan are returning to the roots. Not many teams can launch into a frenzied and mesmerising attack in the end overs like Pakistan can. Abdul Razzaq swinging like there is no tomorrow, Shahid Afridi swinging like there is no next moment, and the scarred opposition living on the boundarys edge, waiting for the violence to end. As Luke Woodcock put it: Ive seen a bit of it on TV but to actually see it first hand, playing against him Afridi for the first time, it was a pretty special knock and he took the momentum away from us.

Mohammad Hafeez hit his maiden hundred in his 61st game, Ahmed Shehzad dazzled briefly in the second ODI, and Umar Akmal showed glimpses of the imperious flair he possesses. But what about Pakistans experienced middle order? For long, Younis Khans critics have said that he bats in ODIs like he is batting in a Test and vice versa. For long, MisbahulHaqs critics have said that he bats in all formats like he is batting in a Test. Their supporters will cite Christchurch as evidence of their effectiveness. Let Younis and Misbah play the middle overs, preventing a collapse, and set the base for the marauders to take over. The critics want the same thing but they wonder why the holding job cant be performed with more purpose? Cant Younis and Misbah take singles, keep the strike rotating, and score at a decent pace? Their career strike rates are just over 75, which is actually ideal for the job they do, but the criticism, especially against Misbah, is that he only makes up towards the end of his knock. The sedate approach at the start increases pressure on the others and triggers selfdestructive ways or so the argument goes. It will be interesting to watch their approach in the next game.

Their opposition, New Zealand, are experimenting, searching for the ideal lineup before the World Cup. The biggest puzzle is the position of Brendon McCullum. On the flatbeds of the subcontinent, considering that he is a regular Test opener, would it be better to play him at the top or keep him for later? Martin Guptill has been in great form, and Jesse Ryder is best while opening, so why not plug McCullum lower down to make use of the batting Powerplay? And what about Jamie How, who looks good in most innings but never carries on? He will get one more chance in the next game, this time in the middle order, and he needs to grab it.

Tim Southee and Hamish Bennett are the two chosen ones for the fourth ODI. It was slightly strange to see New Zealand make Bennett bowl against the breeze in the last game. Will they give him a chance to go down wind and try and use his pace to unsettle the batsmen? Luke Woodcock, who had a good debut, lost out as Vettori and Nathan McCullum return. The pressure is on Nathan to put in a good performance to keep Woodcock behind in the pecking order.

Napier, the venue of the fourth ODI, has been a burial ground for the bowlers and if the pitch remains flat and full of runs, Pakistan hold the edge over New Zealand.

Waqar Younis, Pakistans coach, said there would only be one change: will the spinner Abdur Rehman get a chance, or will they try to bring in Asad Shafiq or Shoaib Akthar?

Pakistan probable: 1 Ahmed Shehzad, 2 Mohammad Hafeez, 3 Younis Khan, 4 MisbahulHaq, 5 Umar Akmal, 6 Kamran Akmal wk, 7 Shahid Afridi capt, 8 Abdul Razzaq, 9 Abdur Rehman/Sohail Tanvir, 10 Umar Gul, 11 Shoaib Akhtar/Wahab Riaz.

How and Kane Williamson will both play in the middle order. Bennett and Southee will be the seamers while Vettori and Nathan McCullum are the spinners in the XI.

New Zealand probable: 1 Jesse Ryder, 2 Martin Guptill, 3 Ross Taylor , 4 Scott Styris, 5 Kane Williamson, 6 Jamie How, 7 Brendon McCullum wk, 8 Daniel Vettori capt, 9 Nathan McCullum, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Hamish Bennett.

Both teams search for consistency, and both teams struggle to get it, so we know we can turn their confidence around pretty quickly and hopefully put it in our favour. I think we need to look at thatVettori is hopeful New Zealand can pressure Pakistan into a collapse.

If you look at the way we bowled to him Afridi, we gave him a number of opportunities to clear the ropes. We missed a chance to catch him, you just cant afford to do that, so the onus goes on the bowlers to hit their lines and lengths . You can accept if they get hit from those areas, but if you are bowling halfvolleys and length balls in the Powerplays you are going to be in trouble.Vettori on how to negate the Afridi threat.

NZ and Pakistan are so alike its almost unbelievable. Quite different players but the way both teams are as good and as bad as each other amuses me. Nobody will ever be able to predict who will win as both have that ability to selfdestruct OR put in an absolutely brilliant performance.

I think NZ will bowl better which will give them a greater chance. I cant see Afridi, Umar Akmal and Razzak hitting out as successfully as they did in Christchurch. Having said that, Napier is a 300+ ground so it should even Misbah and Younis should be able to score quickly. The pitch is a road and the boundaries are short.

In order for the teams to play to their best and for a good spectacle, I hope Pakistan bat first, which their team setup seems to favour, and NZ chase obviously which has always been their forte. Assuming thats the way it pans out, Im picking either a close game with about 650 runs scored or Pakistan will implode on themselves and it will be an easy NZ win.

As Imran Khan puts it You play to avoid crises not play for crises. I think we are getting a little ahead of ourselves here. If Hazfeez didnt score a century then a loss for the 3rd ODI was already on the cards.

There should be no doubt that Pakistan always win when they attack We dont know how to play defensive cricket .

When your Top order collapse under score of 50.90% of the time it creates a domino effect that wether Afridi , Razzaq cannot escape.

Seniors need to take responsibility and open. Razzak should open he is the most under utilized and take power play first 5 to 10 overs. the goal should be to start of by devestating the attak of a team in intial stages ever giving them a chance to creep up on you. We need experience players to open and lay foundation for the Middle and lower order because our middle order and lower order can not perfrom in pressure. In india when you will be chasing a 300+ run margin. Only the above startgey would work.

All this talk about Misbahs inclusion seems abit uncalled for, he is one of very few players in the Pakistan team who can anchor the team when the rest around him are dropping their wickets. Im not a huge Pakistan fan but they do have potential to win this upcoming tournament if they play their cards right. Misbah, Younis, Gul and Hafeez are musts in any side selection going forward into the World Cup tournament.

Im very much looking forward to seeing how Jamie How does at number 6. I wish Kane Williamson well in this upcoming match, hope he can score a hundred here, itd really booster his confidence for the World Cup and we would likely see alot more of his hundreds in the tournament.

The Correct Outfit Etiquette For A Summer Cocktail Party

The Correct Outfit Etiquette For A Summer Cocktail Party

Most people look forward to a nice outdoor summer theme cocktail party complete with music, friends and relaxation. However, deciding what to wear and how to dress can sometimes pose a dilemma and create a lot of unneeded stress and anxiety for the person invited to the party. Many times, dressing etiquette will vary from one party to another as from one season to another. Therefore, it is very important to decide on your proper dressing attire for your outdoor summer cocktail party in advance.

You will often find that summer cocktail parties call for afterfive attire. For the most part, a cocktail party is not the appropriate time to wear jeans or shorts and a plain top. Most of the ladies that are at this party will wear anything from an elegant sundress with a nice print to a solid summer cocktail dress. Somethings never go out of style; a sleeveless black cocktail dress or a white satin one, are always appropriate.

If a cocktail dress is not for you, but you still want to look and feel your best. Then consider wearing a dainty sundress or slacks and a silk camisole. The silk camisole can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion and event. Proper dressing etiquette should be decided on when considering on appropriate cocktail party attire. Unfortunately many people just dont think about etiquette when dressing for a party. For the most part, if you believe it looks tacky, then it probably does. An evening cocktail party is not the time to make a statement, especially the wrong statement. Therefore, play it safe and dress appropriately.

Respect the fact that you are going out in public and even though you may know the other guests you still want to dress for the occasion. Take some time and prepare yourself for this special occasion. An outdoor summer cocktail party can be very entertaining with a variety of music and dancing. Dressing for the occasion will make you more comfortable because you will fit in with the other guests. This includes your choice in shoes and accessories. The shoes that you wear with your dress should be summer shoes and should look appropriate with the clothing that has been chosen.

Now, let us review the dressing etiquette for a summer outdoor party and add what we might have missed. Always remember the quintessential little black dress, never goes out of style. Secondly, a nice sundress with a lowcut back just enough to give it a classy look, and finally, a nice pair of slacks with a silk or sequined camisole or top. The jewelry and shoes that go with the outfit should make the dress and should be appropriate. Therefore, choose your accessories carefully.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

son meilleur

son meilleur

Un des quartiers qui bougent le plus Montral, actuellement, notamment ct restaurants et compagnie, est sans nul toute la zone entourant le march Atwater. En allant vers lest et donc Giffintown, par la rue NotreDame on pense McKiernan, Boucan, etc.. Mais les rues louest du march se transforment elles aussi, alors que les appartements se rnovent, que les immeubles industriels se convertissent et que les galeries dart et bureaux de jeunes entreprises cratives sinstallent.

Tuck Shop, un restaurant o lon retrouve les saveurs de la Taverne Monkland, sest install par exemple prs de la rue De Courcelle. Le caffe Mariani nest pas loin non plus.

Ouvert au tout dbut de lanne par JeanFranois Leduc, pionnier montralais de la troisime vague du caf, celle qui prne les cafs durables, bio, dorigines prcises et frachement torrfis, le SaintHenri est install dans un magnifique petit espace bien clair.

Et avec son style postindustriel et ses bancs dglise, on sy croirait beaucoup plus Portland ou Brooklyn que chez le petit frre du In Gamba de lavenue du Parc, plus viennois.

Comme chez In Gamba, ce caf est dabord et avant tout un lieu pour prendre un espresso ou un cappuccino, pas un bistro. Le menu de choses manger est court. Croissants, brioches.

Mais le menu caf est srieux.

On choisit ses grains. On choisit sa mthode.

On peut lavoir en version filtre, prpar avec soin comme le veut la nouvelle cole du gouttegoutte, la franaise. Ou on peut le choisir litalienne.

Le SaintHenri, pour cela, est quip dune machine spectaculaire, la Strada de la marque La Marzocco, qui permet de contrler la pression de faon assez prcise pour aller chercher dans chaque espresso, des nuances du caf tailles presque sur mesure.

Oui, on est chez des passionns trs professionnels.

Dailleurs, SaintHenri organise des sances ducatives et gourmandes pour apprendre goter le caf et en comprendre les subtilits. Leduc est luimme dgustateur pour une cooprative de distribution de grain et parle du caf comme dautres de vins.

Subwoofer Audio Quality Question

Subwoofer Audio Quality Question

Low frequencies are nondirectional, so orientation should make little difference unless you place the speaker or the blowhole right up against a wall. This is a function of wavelength if the wavelength is significantly longer than the size of the sound source, then the sound will tend to spread in all directions regardless of which way the sound source is aimed.

And what is the front anyway? The computer speakers on my sons and daughters computer speakers do indeed have the blowhole on the face that has the Logitech logo which I suppose most people would call the front. But the subwoofers tend to be positioned sideways with the long dimension against the wall behind the desk and the blowhole facing to the side, because the subwoofer doesnt get in the way nearly as much when it is positioned that way.

StuG wrote:Ive been noticing lately that most subwoofers are built with the intent of the blowhole being in the front and the speaker facing the side.

To the extent there is a definable front, Meadows explanation probably captures the reason. If the box was designed correctly, the port doesnt just resonate at its tuning frequency, it also deliberately reduces the damping on the driver by venting the box. Since the ports mouth has several times less area than the driver cone, a large air volume must be able to travel in and out of it as compared to the cone movement. Obstruct the port, and the results are not too beneficial for the sound quality, as the driver will now be overdamped and its lowfrequency cutoff point will shift upward accordingly.

StuG wrote:Ive been noticing lately that most subwoofers are built with the intent of the blowhole being in the front and the speaker facing the side. And the significance is that ports are tuned to certain frequencies to bring that frequency out more. Facing it towards you will emphasize that certain low bass frequency.

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Yes its a port. The ports are designed so that at a specific frequency a resonance is created that intensifies the bass a pretty noticeable amount. Blocking the port could actually affect the working ability of the resonance but blocking the speakers front would not. Its possible thats why its designed like that, since off the top of my head can imagine cases where the sub is placed by walls, desk sides, beside pc cases even for those that doesnt consider the chance of electromagnetic induction. The speakers used are pretty low power so without that port you might not find the system to be all that effective.

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I dont think I was given a card for the TRs Best club, but I didnt realize that you didnt know that, or I would have emphasized it more in my response. The port does both things it reduces driver damping, allowing the driver it to resonate lower and louder than the box alone would allow; and it resonates at a tuned frequency in order to enhance that frequency. The latter effect is somewhat like blowing across the top of a soda bottle the resulting tone is the resonant frequency.

Its a doubleedged sword from a design standpoint. A welldesigned vented box gains both of these advantages, a poorly designed one will muddy up the bass and/or generate audible port turbulence.

Speed of Decomposition

Speed of Decomposition

After watching far too many episodes of Dr. G: Medical Examiner a few weeks back when I was sick, the one thing that medical examiners can count on is that they cant really count on how bodies will turn out when they are exhumed. Based on the coffin seals, the level of disease in the body, body size and weight, clothing the body is wearing when buried, the length of time before embalming all of that will determine how the body starts to break down.

This wikipedia article actually does a pretty good job of describing the decomposition process, including describing what the body looks like during the various stages.

My gut feeling is that funeral homes doing embalming are chiefly concerned with preserving the body long enough for viewing and the funeral, after which, they have little or no concern. However, when you price out coffins you discover that many are sold on the basis of length of time they will keep out moisture etc that brings about decay. The more you spend, the longer, it seems, the body will be preserved. None seem to be forever, and the mummies preserved from ancient times had the advantage of good embalming for the wealthy royalty and very dry climate which was essential for longtime preservation.

posted by Postroad at 8:56 AM on November 15, 2009

The idea of a good solid seal keeping out decay is not precisely true. A friend of mine worked as a gravedigger for years and occasionally had to do exhumations for police investigations, reinterments elsewhere, etc. He tells me that the gravedigger speech in Hamlet is fairly accurate for nonsealed coffins: after a decade, the body is more or less just a skeleton. On the one or two occasions he had to disinter sealed coffins, he found that the tight seal had let the anaerobic bacteria win the day, and the remains just. sloshed. It seems a great seal will turn us into soup.

posted by ricochet biscuit at 9:37 AM on November 15, 2009 1 favorite

Eva Peron was embalmed really well after her death so her body could lie in state. She was exhumed over 15 years later and I remember reading in a biography I did a project on her in high school that when she was exhumed, she had one bent fingertip, one folded ear tip, and her hairpins had all rusted, but otherwise she still looked pretty good. Wikipedia does not support that claim, but it was definitely published in a book I remember rereading that sentence many times in total disbelief.

posted by twistofrhyme at 10:22 AM on November 15, 2009 1 favorite

The World Without Us by Alan Weisman touches on this issue. Sorry, I dont have page numbers.

posted by jschu at 10:31 AM on November 15, 2009

I would consider not only the climate but the soil and the drainage of the particular cemetery she was buried in. Even her personal build and her condition at her death would be a factor.

As a morbid little child I used to think about this in regards to my beloved greatgrandmothers face, as perfectly restful as it looked at her funeral in 1988. However, she was buried in a vault in farm country, in the summertime, in Mississippi, and today the results do not bear thinking about. My grandmother who died in 2007 was laid to rest on a hillside in rocky Central Tennessee, and the soil was frozen through when they dug the grave out in the winter. Due to the relatively dry, cold conditions, I think she would probably look very well preserved today, although God send no one ever finds out such a thing.

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posted by Countess Elena at 2:00 PM on November 15, 2009

There is really no one way to answer question. As others have noted, the rate of decomposition of a body depends on a huge number of variables: temperature, soil acidity, access to the body by insects and other scavengers, moisture levels why hasnt adipocere eponysterically commented on this thread yet?, etc etc. However, the basic agents of composition bacteria both inside and outside the body dont change. Decomposition is basically the process of your own gut fauna eating you from the inside out, with some help from some external friends. Embalming can slow the decomposition process by flushing away the majority of the bacteria and rendering other tissues inedible, but no corpse is typically buried in a completely sterile state. So, while exceptions may occur Hello, Lenin!, the average embalming only retards, not stops the decomp process. Sealed caskets can help by keeping out any external beasties, but the real agents that break down the body area already in and on the corpse when it is placed in the coffin.

Oh, and the soup described above is perfectly natural. Its just, in a sealed coffin, the juices from our autolyzed tissues dont have anywhere to go. My suggestion: make sure your sealed casket has lots of pillows.