May 31, 2013
The Sun Times was well known for the quality of their photos. They will rely instead on photos taken by reporters and of videos.
"The Chicago Sun-Times laid off its entire staff of photographers Thursday and plans to use freelance photographers and reporters to shoot photos and video, the newspaper said. A total of 28 full-time staffers received the news at a morning meeting, according to sources familiar with the situation."
- USA TODAY - 18 hours agoThe union representing laid-off photographers at the Chicago Sun-Times plans to file a bad-faith bargaining charge with the National Labor ...
- Yahoo! News - 21 hours ago
- 22 hours ago – The Chicago Sun-Times laid off its full photography staff Thursday morning, a spokesperson for the newspaper said.
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May 28, 2013
MOAA Sarasota Chapter set up a tent at the end of the parade route at the park where the Memorial Day event was held, and passed out Support Our Troops boxes for citizens to use to send care packages to troops in Afghanistan. The boxes are US Post office boxes. We include information about what items the troops need in Afghanistan and what the addresses are for the units we support. People fill up the boxes and mail them to the troops.
|Thanks again to all who took the time to work the Parade this morning. It was truly a success because of your support. We passed out 1000 boxes and still ran out at the roundabout with a block left. If only a small percentage of these boxes arrive in the hands of an active service man or woman....it is well worth the effort.|
Hope to see you at our next event.
Mike & Patt Staley
May 27, 2013
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May 24, 2013
by Pete Saunders - From the Urbanophile
Here's another nice entry from Pete Saunders, a Chicago urban planner. If you haven't checked his stuff out before, be sure to pay a visit to his blog Corner Side Yard
Most Americans take it as an article of faith that there’s a strong connection and relationship between the major cities of the East and West coasts. Indeed, there may be 3,000 miles separating New York from Los Angeles, or San Francisco from Washington, but psychologically the cities each seem to be more connected to each other than, say, Dallas to New York or Atlanta to San Francisco. Of course, in the minds of the coastal crowd, the rest of the nation has become “flyover” country. That wasn’t always the case. How exactly did that happen?
Lots of factors helped to develop America’s west coast. Certainly the pioneer spirit that initially brought settlers west led to a strong sense of individualism and entrepreneurism that pushed development forward. The allure of the weather brought many transplants west. But I think the West Coast benefitted much more from the kinds of connections identified by Jim Russell at Burgh Diaspora (and now at Pacific Standard) – the West Coast had an effective talent attraction strategy, created strong bonds with the East Coast, and never let them go. It’s a lesson that the shrinking cities of the Rust Belt should heed and practice.
May 23, 2013
These steps lead to a huge fountain built in the tenth century to collect rain in the region and accumulate them in temporary lakes. The structure has a total of 3,500 steps and down to a depth of 30 meters.
Elbsandsteingebirge stairs in Schsische Schweiz, Germany.
Crack of Guatape in Antioquia, Colombia.
Haiku scale in Oahu, Hawaii.
The Inca road in Peru.
Wayna Pichu at Machu Pichu, Peru.
Cross Road ladder in Bermeo, Basque Country, Spain.
This network connects with endless steps where Rocky is a small church dating from the tenth century, it seems to be of Templar origin. To reach the hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatze must climb 231 steps and there are gaps between steps are identified to be the footprints of St. John, which are assigned certain curative powers. For example, sit on them for healing, or touch the hat to cure headaches.
Scale worm Taihang Mountains on the border
between Shanxi and Henan provinces in China.
This scale worm of approximately 100 meters was recently installed with the intention of attracting thousands of tourists to the beautiful Taihang mountains. Before climbing visitors are asked to sign a form assuring that are no heart or lung problems.
May 21, 2013
The world population is estimated to number 7.086 billion by the United States Census Bureau (USCB).
Current projections show a continued increase in population in the near future (but a steady decline in the population growth rate), with the global population expected to reach between 7.5 and 10.5 billion by 2050. Various longer-term estimates predict further growth, stagnation, or even overall decline in the global population by 2150. Some analysts have questioned the sustainability of further world population growth, citing the growing pressures on the environment, global food supplies, and energy resources.