(FR) Commencé en février, le répertoire des photographes recommandés compte à présent 100 photographes. Pour fêter ça, les voici tous réunis dans un slideshow de presque 10 minutes, et n'oubliez pas les enfants, toujours créditer les artistes:
(EN) Started in February, the directory of recommended photographers now has 100 photographers. To celebrate, here they are all together in a slideshow of nearly 10 minutes, and remember kids, always credit the artists:
So I have created this event back in 2013- I know it’s way too early to post this but!
This year’s Secret Kpop Valentine Event turned out pretty well, with approximately 500 participants. I was hoping that for 2015, there will be a bigger crowd, you know? So without further ado:
I believe that a single message can brighten someone’s day, even if it’s a short message. That is why I’ve decided to continue with the “Secret Kpop Valentine” event that I’ve created in 2013. It’s similar to the Secret Santa events that’s occurring at the moment. Your task as a secret kpop valentine is to anonymously send nice, sweet, positive messages to your valentine. ♥
If you would like to participate, then please:
Reblog or like this post by January 15, 2015
Enable your askbox so that your Secret Kpop Valentine can anonymously send you messages.
Last but not least, reveal yourself on Valentine’s Day; February 14th [ strongly recommended] Xavier and I will assign (sending you guys your valentine’s url) a Secret Kpop Valentine to each and every one of you lovely individuals by January 15, 2015. (So that you guys will have time to get to know each other)
*We will personally match you with another blog that has similar interests as you. ^^
Note: I’m aware of our kpop rp community. So if you guys decide to participate, I will assign you with a fellow rp’er~
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me. ^^
A healthy young male giraffe, Marius, was killed on 9 February 2014 on the recommendation of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria. His meat was fed to the zoo lions, while other parts were transferred to a scientific institution. Bengt Holst defended the culling, saying that the giraffes at the zoo bred very well, and where this was the case, giraffes had to be killed to ensure the best genes were passed down to ensure the animals’ long-term survival. He confirmed the zoo typically culls 20 to 30 animals every year. The death occurred despite offers from other animal institutions (EAZA member Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) in the United Kingdom and Hoenderdael Park in The Netherlands) to take the giraffe.
YWP released a statement that it had the capacity to accept a further giraffe into its bachelor herd in its state-of-the-art giraffe house built in 2012, and that contact had been made with Copenhagen Zoo but no reply had been received. YWP has previously received a male giraffe of the same age as Marius from Copenhagen Zoo. The Scientific Director at Copenhagen Zoo, Bengt Holst, stated that the capacity at YWP would be better utilized by a giraffe whose genes were less represented amongst EAZA zoos.
The action has been criticized by Stine Jensen from Denmark’s “Organization against the Suffering of Animals”, who repudiated the action as unethical. She said, “This situation should not have occurred at all. It just shows that the zoo is in fact not the ethical institution that it wants to portray itself as being, because here you have a waste product - that being Marius. Here we have a zoo which thinks that putting this giraffe down instead of thinking of alternatives is the best option”.
Images of the carcass being cut up in front of children and then fed to the zoo’s lion population have been circulated by the Associated Press. The zoo spokesperson, Tobias Stenbaek Bro, has been quoted as saying that visitors, including children, were invited to watch as the giraffe was skinned and parts fed to the lions. “I’m actually proud because I think we have given children a huge understanding of the anatomy of a giraffe that they wouldn’t have had from watching a giraffe in a photo,” Stenbaek Bro said in a telephone interview with the Associated Press. This man is an idiot!
On March 25th 2014, despite the backlash from the Giraffe cull, the Zoo euthanazed 4 lions, 2 adults and 2 10-month old cubs. The Zoo statement stated that they are introducing a male lion and did not want to disrupt the prides natural structure and behavior. The lions were not dissected or culled in public. Amazing, how far can you stick your foot in your mouth!
The Copenhagen zoo that faced protests for killing a healthy giraffe to prevent inbreeding, now says it had to put down four lions, including two cubs, to make room for a new male lion. These action are unacceptable and reprehensible and must be stopped forthwith. Bengt Holst, the chief of the Copenhagen Zoo, had to go on television to defend the zoo’s decision in the aftermath, explaining why they believe it was the best course of action, and he said he likes animals, so now they murder four healthy lions for a bogus reason! The PR for this Zoo is a nightmare, and in turn for Denmark, just as the yearly mass killing of pilot whales. Is there something in the water that makes you people animal abusers? Shame on all of you. The Zoo should be closed, all the zoo keepers fired and the zoo should be reorganized utilizing real zoologists and ethical zoo keepers. The world waits for Demark to finally do the right thing Mr. Taksoe-Jenson! We are watching, and perhaps, if things don’t change with these abuses, the ethical people of the world should launch a massive boycott of Danish goods and services. I hope that doesn’t happen, I like the Danish people and I enjoyed my time in Copenhagen.
Since the Sun is our consciousness it means the Sun also controls our mannerisms (partly). Good celebrity example above. Harry Styles and Michael C. Hall, both born February 1st. I highly recommend you watch some interviews they’ve been in, the similarities in mannerisms are even better than the GIFs I’ve included!
THE BLACK HOOD #3 Cover Art by Francesco Francavilla
After Black Beetle, Black Mirror, Black Panther, Black Widow, I’m glad to add another comicbook that has the word/color “BLACK” in the title: THE BLACK HOOD! :)
The book is part of the superhero relaunch of Dark Circle, the superhero label of Archie Comics, and I am excited to be the cover artist for the first arc. Above pictured is cover for #3, coming in April, but #1 will hit stands in February: highly recommended!
The earthquake – the earthquake of November 23, 1980, with its infinite destruction – entered into our bones. It expelled the habit of stability and solidity, the confidence that every second would be identical to the next, the familiarity of sounds and gestures, the certainty of recognizing them. A sort of suspicion of very form of reassurance took over, a tendency to believe in every prediction of bad luck, on obsessive attention to signs of the brittleness of the world, and it was hard to take control again.
Elena Ferrante, from The Story of the Lost Child
Neil Nitin Mukesh to marry fiancé Rukmini Sahay in February 2017!
Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh got engaged to Mumbai-based Rukmini Sahay in October in a private ceremony. Neil and Rukmini were in a courtship for a month before getting engaged. Now as per reports in a leading daily, Neil is all set to tie the knot with his fiancé in February next year.
“We are planning to get married sometime in February,” said the actor to the daily. The actor also stated his choice of wedding - a simple affair. “If you ask me, I would ideally like to have an intimate wedding at a temple, with just close friends and family. But of course, I have to obey our families’ wishes. So, there will be an elaborate ceremony,” he joked. Post the wedding, the actor also plans to throw a lavish reception for his industry friends.
On the professional front, Neil, who was last seen in Wazir, will play Sanjay Gandhi in Madhur Bhandarkar’s next.