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Of Course I Still Love You returned to Port Canaveral earlier this morning with the SES-10 Falcon 9 first stage. Since this is the first Falcon 9 rocket to be reflown this marks the second time this particular rocket returned to port after landing.

The images above were captured by remote cameras on the droneship and show the vehicle coming into land. Falcon 9 landed eight minutes after a March 30 liftoff from LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center.

Extensive scorching is visible on the exterior of the rocket including the interstage and grid fins. The fins themselves were seen glowing during launch footage as the booster returned to Earth. Each fin is coated in ablative paint which helps protect the metal but the severe temperatures of reentry still cause the fins to glow.

Since SES-10 was placed into Geostationary Transfer Orbit, not enough propellant remained in the first stage’s tanks to allow for a nominal reentry profile and the boostback burn was not performed. As such, the rocket came in over twice its normal landing speed and eight times hotter than flights which have a boostback burn.

This particular rocket will not be reused after recovery; Elon Musk stated in the SES-10 post-launch news conference that the rocket will likely be given to the Air Force for display at either Cape Canaveral or Kennedy Space Center.

P/C: SpaceX

“It’s probably true that the last couple of races Mercedes was a bit stronger but the real game changer is qualifying. They are able to turn up the engine so that they are gaining between three and six tenths to us on the straights. In Baku it was seven tenths, in Austria it was half a second. That’s something we can’t do. We are working on it, but it doesn’t happen overnight. There is no reason to panic or to worry, but we need to be aware. They are very quick, they have a couple of advantages that we need to work on, and then it could be a different picture.
There are plenty of positives. For sure, you look after every race where you are. This race was not good for us. Full stop. We did not get the result we wanted or that we probably deserved, but that is how it is. We cope with that and we move on. It’s a no-brainer if you have the cars in front for the first lap, the first corner, the race looks different.”

“There is a new race coming in two weeks’ time, but it is normal. You are judged by the day. If things go differently we come out as the winner, and when you come out on top everything looks peachy, but if you don’t, like today, people talk of a huge disappointment and a disaster.
“But I am not here to lose. I don’t like losing, and I hate it. So we want to make sure we turn it around for next time.”

“Last year we were very far away, and this year we have been matched with Mercedes for the majority of the year. We must not forget where we came from, we have done the biggest step out of all the teams. Red Bull has been vocal in the winter how good they would be this year, so far they haven’t been there." 
"Everybody is pushing hard, and we are trying to work hard on that advantage that [Mercedes] currently have in qualifying. We know where to tackle but it’s not that easy.
The car is great, it has been fantastic again in the race here, arguably not quick enough, but still quicker than what we got in terms of result. ”

—  Sebastian Vettel on Mercedes advantage 
[2017.07.10] Fullmetal Alchemist press conference at Japan Expo (Paris) - LE MONDE

Hello there ! (^o^)/

Here is an article from the press conference held on the 2017.07.07 that Sori Fumihiko (director), Yamada Ryosuke (Edward Elric) and Honda Tsubasa (Winry Rockbell) did at Japan Expo 18th Impact (Parc des Expositions, Paris-Nord Villepinte) !

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Source : Le Monde

When we adapt a manga like “Fullmetal Alchemist” into a (live action) movie, “we can’t tell everything”

This famous manga is, for the first time, adapted into a live action movie. During Japan Expo, which just ended at Villepinte, the casting explains the challenge of the adaptation of such a manga into a live action movie.

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Periscope #7: Press conference

Any tips for writers who are easily distracted?

Have a press conference on your phone. It works great.


Paul McCartney on first hearing the news about Brian Epstein’s death. At the time the Beatles were in Bangor, Wales, attending a 10-day conference on Transcendental Meditation

“That was kind of stunning because we were off on this sort of ‘finding the meaning of life’ [journey], and there he was, dead. I remember us trying to deal with our grief; going for a policy talk with Maharishi to see whether he could throw any light on the matter. We said, ‘Look, this is a real old friend of ours. He's been our manager for ever and ever - and he’s died. Should we leave? Maybe we shouldn’t stay here. What should we do, O Great One?’
And he said, 'Well, he’s died. He’s only passed on. It’s all right, really.’ That was in line with his thinking, so we had a talk with the press again and said that we were very sad - as we all were, because Brian was a great guy - but that there wasn’t an awful lot you could do about it.
We were all gutted about him dying. I recall John being as shocked as all of us. Just gutted. It was sheer shock because he was one of the people we'd known longest; he was a huge confidant of ours and we knew him very well. When anyone dies like that there is the huge shock of them being wrenched out of the picture, when you think, 'I’m not going to see him any more.’ I loved the guy.” — Paul McCartney, Anthology

If you wish to attain to true knowledge of the Scriptures, hasten to acquire first an unshakeable humility of heart. That alone will lead you, not to the knowledge that puffs up, but to that which enlightens, by the perfecting of love. - St. John Cassian, Conferences, XIV, 10

Jilynet’s Jily Week, Day One

“Modern AU”

Lily tried to pile her notes into some semblance of an order and heaved a heavy sigh. She really didn’t want to leave the safety of her car but the interview had been already cancelled once and her professional ethic did not allow her to bail twice on the poor sod she had come to make an article about. She got out of her car, holding on to the stack of notes, feeling horribly off her game.  Her heart wasn’t in it; it was a hundred miles away in the Cokeworth hospital. Steeling herself, she walked over to the front doors.

Conference Room 10, her mind readily supplied as she stepped into the building. If only her mind was as prepared in other areas as well, and not dwelling on the events of last week. As she walked along the corridor, looking for the conference room reserved for the interview, she realised with a start she couldn’t even remember his name.

Lily groaned. She had done her research, as the stack of notes in her hands proved. Unfortunately she had run on an autopilot so none of the information she had gathered had actually registered in her brain. But even if she had not done any research at all, and even though she wasn’t even remotely into sports, she still should have at least known his name. After all, she lived in the heart of London, not under a rock, and his team had won the Premier League last year thanks to the winning goal he had scored.

Honest to god, she wasn’t usually this much of a scatterbrain.

“Parker?” she muttered to herself, still hung up on the name. “Porter?”

“Potter, James Potter,” an amused voice spoke from behind her.

Bugger, she bit as she turned, trying her best not to look too much like a deer caught in headlights. The man was regarding her with a crooked grin, and she instantly recognised him from the photographs she had seen.

“And you must be Miss Evans,” he continued.

Lily nodded mutely.

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Really Know Astrology?

Comment how many points you got!

This quiz is not meant to one-up anyone or be elitist, I welcome all skill levels, but I do believe that you have to reach a certain level of knowledge in order to call yourself an “Astrologer”.

1. True or False: Sun signs begin and end on the same days every year.       (3 points) ~*~If you answered True, name those days.

~*~If you answered false, explain how to determine that beginning of a sign.

2. Name what planet each sign is ruled by. (5 points)

3. You know what every planet stands for. (5 points)

4. Name the planets that ruled signs before Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto were discovered. (3points)

5. True or False: Pluto is still revered as a planet among astrologers. (1 point) And why?

6. Some astrologers’ believe that the asteroid belt should rule which sign?   And why? (3 points)

7. Two Points for every Trans-Neptunian-Object you can name.

8. Name four asteroids and what they stand for (5points)

9. True or False: Black Moon Lilith is an asteroid? (3points)

10. One point for every extra asteroid you can name and what they mean.

11. Name all five major aspects. (5 points)

12. What is an “orb” (3 points)

13. What is a quincunx/inconjunct and how can we interpret it? Does it require a smaller orb than the major aspects? (5 points)

14. 5 Points Each for being able to identify these minor aspects and what they mean: Sesquequadrate, Sesquesquare, Quintile, Quindecile, Semisquare, Semi-sextile, Bi-Quintile.

15. What is a midpoint and how can it be used? (5 points)

16. Define these terms: (5 points each, guesses don’t count, only answer if you KNOW the subject)

Composite Chart

Secondary Progressions



Financial Astrology and Astro Economics


Heliocentric Astrology


Meteorological Astrology

Mundane Astrology



~~*~~In my humble opinion, one must have over 35 points from the questions above in order to rightfully call themselves an “Astrologer”.

Bonus points:

17. You’ve attended at least one major conference (10 points)

18. You’re a member of a guild/school/organization (10 points)

Correct Answers:

1. False

5. True

9. False

If you scored more than 50 points, you’re qualified to charge good money for your readings! Message me so we can team up and do projects together! I’d love to hear your insights!

If you could define every single term, I’m IMPRESSED! You might actually know more than me!

I LOVE teaching if you want to learn more about any of these questions asked, MESSAGE ME.

A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales to the Harmony in Food and Farming Conference

10 July 2017

A “little bird” tells me that Patrick said some very kind things about me before I arrived.  I can’t imagine what they were, but although he may very well say so, I couldn’t possibly comment…!  

But it is certainly the case, however, that I feel tremendously humbled by your creating an entire conference out of a desire to understand what I have been trying to point out for so long.  For what has seemed rather an eternity, I found people have tended to think – or have been encouraged to think – that I was just concerned to pursue some sort of pet, “New Age,” niche farming project for food fads in this country, or just concerned about efforts to preserve the heritage of the past for some sort of ridiculous nostalgic reason, or that I wanted to see a kind of housing development that harked back to some long lost, golden age of building with everything covered in classical columns.  What never seemed to be reported was that my concern has always been focused, not on the past, but on the future and how best to address the critical environmental, economic and social issues of our day.  In the end, I felt I simply had to produce a book that explained my proposition in a bit more detail, and that book was of course Harmony.  And it was my attempt to set out how we might approach the way we do things by looking at how Nature herself operates, and it endeavoured to explain the simple tenets of the ancient philosophical standpoint that lay behind all of my efforts to put its tireless, perennial wisdom into action, not least when it comes to food and farming.

Now I must say it is particularly appropriate that here in Wales (which, of course, is renowned as the Land of Song), you should be exploring why I chose that important word as the title of my book.  What you may not know is that the concept of harmony also lies at the very heart of traditional Welsh poetry.  Some years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting the poet and former Archdruid of Wales, Dic Jones, who, as well as being a farmer in Ceredigion, was a master of ‘Cynghanedd’, which is the ancient system of poetic metres in Welsh poetry.  Dic’s poetry followed the same system – with its metres, precise syllable counts and rhymes – so brilliantly that his work was compared with that of Dafydd ap Gwilym who was a contemporary of Chaucer and one of the chief glories of Welsh literature.  The system is actually far older than Chaucer’s day.  It goes back over a thousand years and, thankfully, is still thriving today.

Crucially, the word ‘cynghanedd’ means ‘harmony’ and it is an approach that seeks to embody the principles of symmetry, proportion and beauty, not just in every poem, but, literally, within every line.   Dic Jones actually wrote one of his ‘englyns’ about cynghanedd itself:

Yn enaid yr awenydd – ei geiriau
Fel dau gariad newydd
Drwy ei sain a’u hystyr sydd
Yn galw ar ei gilydd.

In the soul of the author – harmony’s words,
like lover and lover,
through music and meaning are
calling to one another.

As I say, Dic was a farmer as well as a poet, and that is a rare combination, so I am very pleased to see that the arts also have a place at your conference.  It is more commonly the view that things like beauty and harmony, a reverence for the sacred, putting Nature at the heart of our thinking and so on, have no place at all in agricultural matters, in the design process, the way we do business, our approach to engineering and, certainly, to the way we might gear our entire economy.  It is argued that in a world where resources are scarce, where populations are ballooning, where all that matters is the bottom line and where computers and digital technology can supposedly do the job much more efficiently and dispassionately, to consider a notion like beauty or harmony is to divert attention away from what matters most.  Well, I would just say, be very careful.  It is worth taking a step back and considering the consequences; what happens when we separate what we ARE from what we do.

That is what I believe has happened.  We are struggling with the deep rooted consequences of an immense separation.   As I try to explain in the book, it has a long history that goes back beyond the dawning of the Scientific Revolution in the 17th century.  
The first hint of a shift occurs during the course of the 12th century when the very notion of the Divine started to change.   For all sorts of reasons, “God” began to be seen as a separate entity – “out there,” beyond Creation, separate from Nature.  And with that came the idea that Nature was an unpredictable force without inherent order.   Humanity was seen as the instrument of the Will of God, rather than a “participant” in Creation.  And so, as God became separate from His Creation, so humanity became separate from Nature, and thus, what I might call “the organic unity of reality” began to fragment.  It put paid to thousands of years of understanding of our place in the world and so put the teachings of all the great sacred traditions at odds with the way Western thinking was starting to go.

Now it is important to note that the ancient, but perennial philosophical principles lay at the root of every one of the world’s great traditions, including the Western tradition founded by the ancient Greeks.  To put Plato very simply – it was the philosophy of Wholeness.   It was a perception of the world that lasted right up to the 13th century in Christian Philosophy too, and it taught that everything is interconnected and therefore interdependent, so that we inhabit a world where no one part of the whole can grow well or true without it serving the well being of the whole.  What is more, there is an underlying geometry at work, a constantly moving pattern of life that is proportioned and remarkably balanced.  

Sadly, as I charted in the book, that idea of humanity existing within “a living whole” was abandoned by those who led the mechanistic revolution that found its feet in the 17th century.  We kept the words, but tended to forget their meaning. What has happened is that the sense of an animate Nature in which we live and move and have our being has been replaced more or less wholesale by a rather more artificial idea that Nature is some kind of autonomous machine with no purpose and no self-organizing principles.  And for me, that is a very damaging consequence of separating what we ARE from what we do.  You only have to look at the precise and detailed scientific observations we now have to realize how uncomfortably close to the brink it has taken us, particularly when it comes to the appalling risks we are running with climate change.

Nowhere is this separation more starkly apparent than in agriculture. Food production in its rich variety of forms effectively covers some seventy per cent of the land in the United Kingdom, yet in my lifetime I have watched the industrialization of food production turn the living organism of an individual farm into little more than a factory, where finite raw materials are fed in at one end, and food of varying quality comes out the other.
My great hope is that your conference might strengthen the common understanding of why this approach has to change – why we have to find ways of bringing about a widespread transition to farming, where farms become more balanced and harmonious entities – within nature, within their communities, and certainly within the capacity of the planet.

If you think about it, there is no technical reason why farms cannot become more diverse, nor why they cannot care more for the soil they depend upon; nor why farm animals can’t be treated more humanely. Restoring harmony to farming means having to put back as much as you take out and thus working with the grain of Nature – there is no reason why food cannot be produced in ways that enhance biodiversity rather than destroy it, and why, ultimately, the vital connection between the food producer and the food consumer can’t also be restored.   Re-forging that critical relationship would, I suspect, improve the chances of us making progress in all these other areas I’ve just mentioned.
What is encouraging, though, is that attitudes do seem to be changing.  When once there would have been a discordant chorus of outraged abuse for talking about there being a comprehensive systemic relationship between all things, now eminent bodies in science and learning acknowledge there is truth in this.  In many scientific fields, for instance, there is a growing realization that we are, indeed, utterly embedded within Nature’s self-organizing living web.  To the extent that we are not simply a part of that web; we ARE the web ourselves.  We ARE Nature – HER patterns are OUR patterns.  We live and move and have our being within Nature’s benevolent complexity and it is this living system that makes us – and which, incidentally, we are doing out utmost to test to destruction.

This is why, Ladies and Gentlemen, I find it so unbelievable when people ask why should we bother with the conservation and protection of the Earth’s dwindling biodiversity, or why we should strive to make the terrifying environmental issues we now face such a priority.  It is, of course, the diversity of life on Earth which actually enables us “to have our being.”  Deplete it, reduce it, erode and destroy it and we will succeed in causing such disorder that we risk de-railing humanity’s place on Earth for good.  
This is why I have been trying to say for so long that we have to look urgently at what will restore Nature’s balance before it is finally too late – and that moment, I hate to say, is upon us.  We have to restore that perception of the world as a joined up, integrated unity.  We have to reconcile the voices of both sides of our being, the intuitive and the rational; between, if you like, the East and the West in our consciousness.

So I am immensely encouraged by what is going on here in Wales, particularly at the University of Wales Trinity St. David’s.  And I cannot thank enough the Venerable Master Chin Kung for his decision to invest so much of his time and resources in supporting the university’s Harmony Programme which is striving to teach the importance and process of interfaith dialogue and peace, but moreover – and this, for me, is immensely significant – to explore ways in which Harmony itself can be developed as a proper discipline; one which takes a much more integrative view of things, in that farming is as related to the way we build things, as are the ways we approach, say, healthcare or business.  

Work is already being done, on the ground, in education, and I gather you will be hearing in a little while how this all works from a head teacher, Richard Dunne who, for some unaccountable reason, as he’s explained, was seemingly inspired by my explanation of the principles of harmony and went on to apply them in the classrooms of his own state primary school in Surrey.  Now, as you will hear, enquiries of learning are carried out across the entire curriculum from the view point of the principles of harmony.  Which is to say that, rather than separating out the different subjects, as others have preferred, individually studying Maths or Chemistry, Geography or Economics, a subject like Climate Change becomes the subject of an enquiry of learning, which involves the application of all of those key disciplines, and others too.

This then is one very good example of how we might change our view of the world.  And perhaps it might be a good start to this conference as you take a look at what can be gained from a study of the systemic web of life we call Nature and how so many processes and patterns work so coherently to keep the whole of Nature going.  If we can apply ourselves to this, my hope is that we might begin to mimic that approach in so many fields of our endeavour.  This leads me to my final point, which is to put this question to you – how might these patterns of behaviour, this “grammar of Harmony,” better serve a more sustainable approach to food production and farming?  And to that end, what can we learn from things like traditional architecture, traditional crafts, music, education and engineering, that might enable us to establish a much more sure-footed response to the enormous problems we face by forging a more circular form of economy, as Dame Ellen MacArthur has articulated so brilliantly.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I began my own efforts to understand such questions with self doubt.  Now I have no doubt.  We simply cannot solve the problems we have caused by responding with a “business as usual” approach, trying to bounce back from every knock we take using the conventional approach, which only compounds the problem.  What we have to do is bounce forward by learning from the past.  We have to look again very seriously at the philosophy of wholeness that held sway for so long in all of the world’s great sacred traditions.  The clues are to be found in the arts of the past, in the music of the past, in the methods and approach of the traditional crafts, in the way we once revered the Earth and spoke openly of our inherent sense of the sacred, but above all in the inherent genius of Nature herself.  There lie the seeds of the answers, I promise you.  This is not backward-looking and anti-science; it is reinstating the discarded baby that was rashly removed with the bathwater.  So, the fact that you are about to do just that over these next two very full days is more encouraging to me than you can ever imagine and I much look forward to hearing if you can resuscitate the baby – harmoniously!