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Guayana: protestas #22F

Guayana: protestas #22F


Guayana: protestas #22F

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 12:54 PM PST

La marcha convocada para el día 22/02/2014 por la oposición, jóvenes, estudiantes, adultos, venezolanos todos, se realizo con éxito al llegar al palacio de justicia y finalizar en la av. paseo Caroni del sector Alta Vista de ciudad Guayana, Venezuela.

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Marcha #27F Guayana

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 10:14 AM PST

Oposición de Guayana salio a celebrar la llegada del carnaval, no de la manera tradicional como estamos acostumbrados, pero en vista del descontento actual que se siente en el país, la caminata de casi 7k, estuvo llena de consignas contra el gobierno, gritos de esperanza, canto del himno nacional, alegría y a la vez tristeza, pero lo mejor, fue sentir un colectivo de personas que supieron llevar la paz para este encuentro tan lleno de color y calor al ritmo de los casi 180 mts. de Bandera tricolor.

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Out Of Control Australian Bushfire

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 04:44 AM PST

A deliberately lit fire in bushland at the Port Kennedy Golf Course in Western Australia has come within metres of impacting residents and homes.

Frantic residents attacked the fire with garden hoses and a hydrant house until fire fighters arrived from surrounding stations.

The fire was out of control and unpredictable spreading in a northerly direction towards homes.

It was brought under control and extinguished a few hours later with the help of Helicopter Attack Aircraft.

No lives lost, nor properties damaged.

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Siguen las confrontaciones en Caracas

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 03:47 AM PST

Este 27 de Febrero después de la concentración de estudiantes en el Rosal, se presentaron enfrentamientos en las Mercedes y Altamira

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Represion en Caracas

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 03:33 AM PST

Represion a estudiantes en Caracas 02/27/2014 04:00pm

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La protesta estudiantil se convierte en confrontación otra vez

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 03:02 AM PST

Este 27 de febrero se realizó en Caracas una concentración estudiantil en la av. Venezuela de el Rosal, un gran número de manifestantes se congregaron de manera pacifica, al finalizar la Jornada se registraron enfrentamientos en las Mercedes y Altamira

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Continúan protestas en La Isabelica, Valencia.

Posted: 27 Feb 2014 09:33 PM PST

Las fotos corresponden a las protestas del miércoles 26 de febrero. Desde la madrugada de ese día, habitantes de La Isabelica comenzaron a levantar barricadas con escombros, basura, alcantarillas volteadas, entre otros; por lo que efectivos de la Guardia Nacional Bolivariana y Policía de Carabobo hicieron acto de presencia durante casi todo el día. Fue una batalla campal entre las fuerzas de seguridad y manifestantes y las detonaciones fueron muy frecuentes hasta la noche con perdigones y gases lacrimógenos de un lado y bombas molotov del otro, respectivamente. Por ratos se calmaba la situación y luego volvía la tensión. Durante la tarde, algunos motorizados civiles se dejaron ver por la zona, amenazantes contra la protesta. La GNB detuvo a algunos de los manifestantes que alzaban su voz contra el gobierno de Nicolás Maduro sin que faltaran agresiones. Luego en la noche, se efectuó quema de cauchos y de 2 vehículos en 2 esquinas de una de las avenidas principales de la urbanización (4ta Avenida), cuyos resultados se muestran en las fotos. Aún un día después de los hechos, permanecía en el ambiente un fuerte olor a bombas lacrimógenas y a caucho quemado.

Este video editado por El Carabobeño, diario de la región, relata de forma muy completa los acontecimientos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM82yDnjVIk&feature=share

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View of Cusco from the Qorikancha or Temple of the Sun

Posted: 27 Feb 2014 09:02 PM PST

Cusco, Peru is a an amazing place. Although filled with tourists of all types, it retains a special spirituality and still remains somehow Incan. I've been fortunate enough to visit the city a few times, most recently with a small group Discovery Tour with Gate 1 Travel.

While I enjoy independent adventures, it was a great experience to travel throughout the country with a native Peruvian as our guide. Our tour manager Edgar, born and raised in Cusco, referred to himself as "the last Inca" and provided a vivid link between the past (the past of his own ancestors) and the present. That's what travel is all about to me, learning about and connecting with a new culture, and he made that connection for all 14 of us on that tour.

I took the photo during our visit to the Temple of the Sun, known as the Qorikancha, using a GoPro HERO3 camera. This was in March, 2013.

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Asi Celebran el Carnaval en Venezuela

Posted: 27 Feb 2014 06:20 PM PST

Oposición de Guayana salio a celebrar la llegada del carnaval, no de la manera tradicional como estamos acostumbrados, pero en vista del descontento actual que se siente en el país, la caminata de casi 7k, estuvo llena de consignas contra el gobierno, gritos de esperanza, canto del himno nacional, alegría y a la vez tristeza, pero lo mejor, fue sentir un colectivo de personas que supieron llevar la paz para este encuentro tan lleno de color y calor al ritmo de los casi 180 mts. de Bandera tricolor.

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Ukrainian Parliament to vote on new Prime Minister

Posted: 27 Feb 2014 03:54 PM PST

APC with Afghan veterans in front of the Ukrainian Parliament where on 27 February 2014 a new Prime Minister was voted and his cabinet appointed. A reminder to the new government that the people are watching over them. Kyiv, 27 February 2014.

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Build a World Where a Sisterhood of Success replaces Mean Girls

Posted: 27 Feb 2014 03:22 PM PST

I give a "no Mean Girl" talk on the first day of class. It's a women's entrepreneurship class. Graduates are mixed with undergrads. And I don't want any power-tripping. But, more than that, it's about respect, and trust, because this is what they will need to get ahead in the world. By the end, the class knows one another and is connected. They go to each other with problems. Recruiters have started coming directly to get in touch with these amazing women who have worked so hard. Some men with major foresight have taken the class as well.

 

It's not enough. This is one class. Everyone needs to be on board here. This is why.

 

Research shows that around age 11, girls can begin to experience deficits in what is called "self-efficacy." In layperson's terms, this is the feeling of "I can do that." It doesn't stop there. As the instructor of a nationally award winning women's leadership course, I'm called into corporations where I hear about...well...grown up versions of "Mean Girls." Is there a connection to that 11 year-old?

 

Some believe it is a different animal here; maybe just workplace competitiveness. Some believe we've just become an over-sensitive workforce. But perception is reality and if your sister, daughter, or niece feels like she is suffering at the hands of a "Mean Girl," - that is very real. Jim Vance, a DC-based newscaster, even said during his year-end review that people seemed to have an air of "mean" in 2013.

 

Are we getting meaner?

 

Enter the Sisterhood of Success.

 

I remember when I worked at Nordstrom when it first opened in my town. They had such a great reputation for customer service. Everyone who walked in knew this, and seemed so happy to be there. The staff were happy. The customers were happy. It was great.

 

Like "the Nordstrom effect," if you knew someone was a "member" of the Sisterhood of Success (no mean girls allowed), how would you feel? Protected? Supported? Safe? All of the above? And a virtuous cycle might start to build from there.

 

The hard numbers show us links between:

*Access to mentors and role models, and increased pay.

 

*The number of friends and increased happiness.

 

*Even disease survivorship.

 

Imagine a world where your sister, daughter, or niece has a group of mentors and role models. Smart, supportive, and with their best interest at heart.

 

Where are examples of a Sisterhood of Success that you know about? Where is one needed? Are grown-up Mean Girls even real?

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27F Caracas

Posted: 27 Feb 2014 03:14 PM PST

Protesta Caracas 27F

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Still protests in Iceland - more are planned

Posted: 27 Feb 2014 11:44 AM PST

Today was the 4th day of the protests in front of the Parliament building in Iceland .

The Icelandic Goverment , has decided to withdraw its discussions about joining the Europian Union.
The Goverment had promised before the Parliament Election last year , that any decision about this matter , would be put to a nationa refferendum , but now they have decided to not put it to a refferendum , and just stop any discussion with the Europian Union .
Protests are also planned for tomorrow .
Here you can see the protest on tuesday .

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1096510

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Possessive's?

Posted: 27 Feb 2014 05:14 AM PST

This is a painted sign in a parking lot ; I couldn't resist. Against the wishes of my children, I got out of the car and took a picture with my phone. The people in the offices/stores by the lot were watching me and looking very confused...

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No Clambing Up!

Posted: 27 Feb 2014 05:14 AM PST

Something lost in translation!  I came across this when hiking in Thailand!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Marie Sager

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What Does "Gay" Look Like?

Posted: 26 Feb 2014 07:08 PM PST

While I am a married lesbian who believes everyone has the right to disagree with whatever they want, I have some questions about this "Religious Freedom":

 

1) First and foremost, how does speaking with a gay and lesbian person affect someone who is straight? If it upsets them to the point of needing physical space, what is going through their own hearts?

 

2) How is this any different than denying service to those of a different race, gender, or religious affiliation?

 

3) How is this any different from flat out discrimation? I feel that if busineses want to openly discriminate then they also need to realize that they are obviously also screaming "I am not an equal opportunity employer". From a purely business perspective, it's bad for business.

 

4) And last but certainly not least, how on Earth would they know who was gay or not? We don't all wear rainbow outfits and those who choose to, might be straight anyway.

 

Take a good look at my picture. Do I look like a lesbian? Do I look disabled?

 

You do the math. I'm glad the Governer did.

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Postcards from Paris

Posted: 26 Feb 2014 04:10 PM PST

It mesmerizes you with its beauty, captivates you with its history, and hypnotizes you with its aromas. With every step you fall deeper in love with a perfect balance of modernity and history. Every few feet there's an opportunity to gawk at world-class pastries, peruse high-end boutiques, or sip coffee while taking in the everlasting choreography of daily life. Piece together its plethora of pleasantries and what results is a complex and beautiful spectacle of a city made famous by its art, food, design, and romance.

Paris, in a nutshell, is the perfect destination. For the avid sight-seeing tourist there's more to do than you could possibly dream. Just walking the streets will leave you awe struck, but where they lead is even more marvelous. And for the more casual traveler, it's a place where you can feel at home, even if you're living out of a suitcase.

For five days, we zig-zagged through one of the most enchanting cities my eyes have ever seen. We saw the world's most famous art, visited the world's most iconic monuments, and sampled a diverse array of the world's best cuisine. Paris is everything to write home about.

See the full collection of photographs here: http://blog.makandel.com/paris/

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Baber Shop

Posted: 26 Feb 2014 01:17 PM PST

Come on in to the neighborhood BABER SHOP! Babes galore! Get your babes here! Babes, babes, and more babes right here, folks!

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The PARTING Lot!

Posted: 26 Feb 2014 01:07 PM PST

I noticed this sign in a parking lot of a strip mall where I shop. Just wondering...did they mean "Parking Lot" or "Partying Lot"? Because it's...kind of...both!

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