~2013~

The producer of MBC’s music show, ‘Music Core’, has revealed the reason why they keep SHINee’s Minho as the show’s MC.

The producer reasoned that the idol’s position as the main MC hasn’t be able to be replaced by other MCs. This is because he has been considered as the face of the music show, and has the abilities to host the show skilfully. This can be seen with how the 1991 born singer leads his fellow MCs to make the show even livelier.

“We want a representative of Music Core, and Minho is the right one. He’s the face of Music Core,” the PD said.

Minho has become the show’s MC since 2013. He has even changed MC partner for a number of times, and his latest partners are VIXX’s N, and Red Velvet’s Yeri.

Source:http://www.ttwigo.com/idols/shinee/post/here-is-music-core-producers-reason-to-keep-minho/

This day in Rooster Teeth history: May 6

2009:

  1. Spoiler Alert! (there’s a new RT Short)
  2. Geoff gives us a Guide in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

2010: 

  1. Jack previews Skate 3.
  2. Burnie and Joel have an argument in the latest Short.

2011:

  1. Geoff and Jack give us the latest Fails of the Weak
  2. Geoff and Ray Guide us in CoD
  3. “Gary Busey” visits Rooster Teeth in the new Short
  4. Michael releases two videos on his own channel: Resident Evil 9/12, and a real life video where he is very drunk.

2013:

  1. Geoff, Michael, Gavin, Jack, and Caiti are in the latest AHWU
  2. Ray, Barbara, Kerry and Mike release the newest Internet Box podcast
  3. Ryan and the Lads play Black Ops 2.

2014:

  1. GO! with all 6 hunters
  2. Let’s Build Episode 100 with Geoff and Gavin
  3. Let’s Play Game Of Life with Ray and the Gents
  4. Podcast 270 with Gavin, Jack, Gus and Burnie
  5. Trials Files with Jack and Geoff
  6. Five Facts with Geoff and Jack
  7. Four videos on The Know. 1 (Ash), 2 (Kyle) , 3 (Ash) , 4 (Barb)

Ballet Men: Principal Dancer and Choreographic Associate Guillaume Côté photographed at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Guillaume has danced with The National Ballet of Canada since 1998, becoming a Principal Dancer in 2004. In 2013, he was appointed Choreographic Associate and is creating his first full-length story ballet, Le Petit Prince, an adaptation of the classic children’s novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. More information here.

Guillaume’s Being and Nothingness opens May 30, 2015.

anonymous asked:

I've been living in USA for 10 years now and I got my green card on Dec. 2013. I watch It's a Wonderful Life every Christmas and wear blue jeans almost everyday. But I never understood Americans' fascination with bacon. Is there some kind of "do you like bacon?" Test At the citizenship test? Because I'm going to fail that for sure.

You need to explore your bacon options.  Go to the supermarket and pick you out several different cuts and flavors and go home and cook them up on a cast iron grill.  Enjoy their unique aromas and flavors one by one until you have found the one that truly touches your heart.

Welcome to America.  Home of bacon.

Widespread, systematic and institutionalised abuse of Palestinian minors detained by Israeli security forces in the West Bank, including night-time arrests and long periods of solitary confinement CONTINUES UNABATED.
ISRAEL FURIOUS AT UN REPORT DETAILING TORTURE OF PALESTINIAN CHILDREN (21 Jun 2013)
Israel’s security forces have been accused by a United Nations monitoring group of torturing and tormenting Palestinian children.
“[Palestinian children are] systematically subject to physical and verbal violence, humiliation, painful restraints, hooding of the head and face in a sack, threatened with death, physical violence, and sexual assault against themselves or members of their family, restricted access to toilet, food and water.
"These crimes are perpetrated from the time of arrest, during transfer and interrogation, to obtain a confession but also on an arbitrary basis as testified by several Israeli soldiers as well as during pretrial detention.”

STROMBOLI VOLCANO: Bringing you constant eruptions for nearly 2000 years!

This photo shows yet another spectacular image of Stromboli in eruption, taken on January 28, 2013.

The peak of the volcano has an altitude of 924 m, and its base is 1000 m below the surface of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The steep conical volcano with its frequent lightshows has been dubbed “The Lighthouse of the Mediterranean.”

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In the Shadows of Blackbirds by Cat Winters (REVIEW)

Rating: ★★★★★

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Published: April 2013
Genre: Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult Fiction

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Source: Library

In a nutshell: A haunting and wonderfully written paranormal novel set during a time of war, disease and Spiritualism. Easily one of my new favourites!

This review contains no spoilers

In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, she’s forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first love—a boy who died in battle—returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her?

I absolutely adored this book - it’s as simple as that. It’s been far too long since a book has impacted me like this and it got me out of my horrible reading slump. After weeks of very little desire to read, I devoured this almost-400-page beauty in just over 3 hours. It rendered me speechless (and sleepless) and it’s still haunting me now.

Set in 1918, America is a very bleak place. Between the war and the Spanish Influenza, death is really busy and it’s clear that the events are taking their toll on those remaining. When we first meet Mary Shelley, her father has been arrested for his supposedly anti-patriotic views on the war and she’s making her way to her aunt’s house and her new home. Her childhood friend and sweetheart is fighting overseas, her aunt is working in a shipyard, and she’s skeptic of the new craze that is ‘spirit photography’. Yet things aren’t quite so simple anymore when her beloved Stephen’s spirit lingers after his death.

Mary Shelley is an incredible protagonist and one of my favourites. She’s named for the author of Frankenstein and loves science, her passion being something she shares with her deceased mother. She’s headstrong and inquisitive, with this great determination and strength within her, despite her struggles. I didn’t feel as strongly for the other characters as I did Mary, but they were all well-written. I had very strong feelings against some and admired others. At first I wasn’t so sure about Mary/Stephen but they did grow on me. Lots of feels by the end.

In the Shadow of Blackbirds is perhaps best described as a historical paranormal mystery novel - there’s lots of different facets to it and they blend together wonderfully. The historic setting is more than a backdrop. The period is clearly well-researched and it’s not difficult to find yourself transported to 1918 through the pages. It’s a very dark, haunting read that effectively captures the atmosphere of the time and the appeal of the supernatural to the desperate. (Sorry for the bad joke but it literally is haunting.)

There’s also feminism and it’s so great. 'Why can’t a girl be smart without it being explained away as a rare supernatural phenomenon?’ Yes, you tell him!

Another aspect I loved was the mystery, which was ultimately what kept me turning the pages until I had finished it in one sitting. I don’t think I could have stopped reading. I just had to know what was going to happen and while I read, I really worked myself up trying to guess. There were a lot of surprises.

Something else I loved was the design of the book itself. There’s haunting old photographs included inside that compliment the story well, particularly the atmosphere. The font, the colour scheme, the images, the layout, the cover - everything fit just right. I’m determined to buy a copy one day so I can have this beauty in my collection forever.

This book was wonderfully written and I fell in love with Cat Winters’ style from the very beginning. It was so compelling and she drew me in with all of these incredible story elements coming together, then kept me engaged right through to the very end. This is the kind of book that will stay with me. It’s a new favourite and one of the books I’m going to passionately ramble about to no end and recommend to practically everyone.

Special mention to my wonderful best friend raecheerbooks for introducing me to this wonderful book!

Are they or aren’t they? Maksim Chmerkosvkiy and former partnerMeryl Davis have fanned the fires of relationship rumors ever since they appeared on the show together last year. But RadarOnline.com has finally learned the truth about those rumors — there is none! Chmerkovskiy’s longtime girlfriend Peta Murgatroyd spoke out to Radar to set the record straight and reveal why their relationship is a perfect ten.

“He’s the most generous man I have ever met and I’m very happy,” Murgatroyd told Radar at the Joico ‘Hair Shake‘ Event last week at The District In Los Angeles.

Her favorite thing about him? Murgatroyd said, “his huge heart!

As Radar previously reported, the couple first started dating in Spring of 2012. But after 10 months of dating, they split in 2013 and shortly thereafter, Murgatroyd, 28, was rumored to have started dating her dancing partner,James Maslow.

Dealing with the rumors around the show has been a challenge for the pair.

“We’re a private couple and like to keep our private lives to ourselves,” Murgatroyd said. “Although I’ve been on stage and in front of cameras for fifteen years now, I don’t think I can ever get used to a camera in my face with everyday life.”

“A relationship is sacred,” Murgatroyd added. “I love that we save that only for one another.”

However, it appears that the beautiful blonde, definitely sees a long future with her hunky co-star!

“In five years I’d like to be juggling an amazing career with a big family and bunch of kids,” she revealed.

Radar Online

Good for them…

An image from ATLAS of the first proton collisions since 2013!


The low-energy collisions, part of preparations for the next round of experiments, began on Tuesday morning.Proton beams circled the LHC and collided at an energy of 450 gigaelectronvolts (GeV) per beam.The aim for this second run of the LHC, following its planned two-year shutdown for repairs and improvements, is to stage collisions at 7,000 GeV per beam.A key milestone was reached on Easter Sunday when proton beams once again did full circuits of the LHC’s 27km subterranean circle.Now the two beams have been steered into each other - another important step in the gradual restart of the world’s biggest particle accelerator.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32590036