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Solar Eclipse of 2010 The solar eclipse that will occur on January 15, 2010 is called the Annular eclipse of the Sun. This is the longest solar eclipse of 21st century. The annular solar eclipse will be visible from 11:00 am to 3:30pm in India. The solar eclipse path begins in central Africa, crosses the Indian Ocean to touch the southern tip on India, and then moves on to Southeast Asia, ending in southeastern China. The maximum duration of solar eclipse is 11 minutes 10 seconds which will be seen in Indian Ocean region in South India. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun. This causes the sun to look like an annulus or ring, blocking most of the Sun’s light. The annular eclipse will appear as partial eclipse over a region thousands of miles wide.
15 Apr 2010
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BY MILA MIMICA President Obama’s putting boots on the ground in Uganda -- to the tune of 100 U.S. troops in support of that country’s fight against rebel forces. MSNBC’s Martin Bashir reports. “President Obama sent a letter today to Congress announcing the U.S. military will put 100 combat-ready troops on the ground in central Africa to help the local military help remove the Lord’s Resistance Army’s Joseph Kony and his commanders.” As Washington Post’s Elizabeth Flock explains, Kony and the LRA are responsible for wreaking havoc across central Africa for more than two decades. “...the group has engaged in an armed rebellion against the Ugandan government and committed an extraordinary number of human rights violations … [T]roops enter a village, killing the adults and kidnapping the children. The boys are enscripted into the army and the girls are taken as ‘bush wives.’” CNN’s Barbara Star points out the intervention in central Africa is part of recent intelligence-gathering attempts. Barbara Star: “US troops may wind up now in Uganda, South Sudan, Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It’s part of a growing military effort to engage in Africa.” General Martin Dempsey: “And so our presence on the African continent is part of our network of building partners, of gaining intelligence.” The fact President Obama chose to send a letter to Congress after deploying troops to Uganda as well as in Libya earlier this year is drawing some parallels between the two incidents, but a contributor to Fox News says the two cases are not created equal. “It is surprising. Although this is very different from the Libyan case... Congress unanimously in both houses passed a law in 2009 calling on the president to put a stop to Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army.” Although it took the administration two years to act on that law, Henry Okello Oryem, Uganda’s foreign acting foreign minister, told Al Jazeera the country has needed international military aid for decades. “For 20 years, the government of Uganda has been pleading with our American and European friends to help in the LRA problem, because these are international terrorists … We wanted our friends to help in providing technical support, such as intelligence, because they have the best." According to The New York Times, the U.S. sent 17 counter-terrorism specialists to Uganda during George W. Bush’s administration. But... “Unlike the earlier effort, the 100 military advisers sent by Mr. Obama will be armed. They will be providing assistance and advice to their African hosts, Mr. Obama said, and ‘will not themselves engage LRA forces unless necessary for self-defense.’”
18 Oct 2011
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http://www.africanmagick.com/ Palo MayombePalo – or The Laws of the Congo – are a group of closely related denominations, sects and religious practices of Bantu origins. They are the roots of slaves brought to Cuba from Central Africa. Other names associated with The Laws of the Congo include Palo Mayombe, Palo Monte, Palo Congo, Brillumba, Voodoo, Obeah, Candomble, Kimbisa and more. Originating in the Great Lakes region of Eastern Equatorial Africa, many Bantu peoples migrated to other Central African regions. Some wanted to escape wars of conquest and expansion. Others to expand their own families. And yet others to find more fertile lands and escape disease. After crossing the African continent in a toilsome march, one of the Bantu migration waves spread in the area of tropical forests and grasslands.
29 Nov 2011
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UNICEF correspondent Shantha Bloemen reports on the upcoming polio immunization campaign in West Africa.
7 Apr 2010
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Cyrie Sendashonga, Regional coordinator for CIFOR (The Center for International Forestry Research) Central Africa talked to OneClimate at the Climate Change conference that took place in Copenhagen, Denmark in December 2009. http://www.oneclimate.net The Center for International Forestry Research is a nonprofit, global facility dedicated to advancing human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity. We conduct research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of forests in less-developed countries.
4 Mar 2010
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Cyrie Sendashonga, Regional coordinator for CIFOR (The Center for International Forestry Research) Central Africa talked to OneClimate at the Climate Change conference that took place in Copenhagen, Denmark in December 2009. http://www.oneclimate.net The Center for International Forestry Research is a nonprofit, global facility dedicated to advancing human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity. We conduct research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of forests in less-developed countries.
4 Mar 2010
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Amazon.com description: Filmed during a brutal drought in central Africa, this brilliantly photographed video from National Geographic follows the punishing predicament of animals living along the dwindling Luvuvhu River. As the water level sinks during the dry season, animals, including baboons and impalas, are forced to seek water in pools filled with hippos and deadly crocodiles. At one point the crocodiles, who are the focus of the filming, are described as "artists of violence," and the term seems entirely apt when they are seen striking out with lightning speed from places of total concealment in the water and mud. As the camera lingers on the watering hole, the behavior of increasingly desperate and thirsty animals is shown in all its brutal detail, and portions of this video will have the squeamish averting their eyes. Even though the violent outbursts are handled as tastefully as possible (it is, after all, a National Geographic production), some scenes, such as a violent confrontation between crocodiles and baboons, are heartrending. And while some of the video is inevitably difficult to watch, the photography is always spectacular; some of the shots, such as scenes of a baby hippo blithely wallowing among the crocodiles under the mother hippo's watchful eye, are astounding. This video is both brutal and beautiful, and puts the viewer as close as possible (and desirable) to some of Africa's most amazing wildlife. --Robert J. McNamara Product Description: In the daily struggle for survival, terrible thirst drives wildlife to water...even when the water is just inches away from the jaws of a crocodile. During one harsh season, a punishing drought draws some of Africa's most magnificent creatures to the shrinking pools of the Luvuvhu River. Its dwindling waters provide relief for baboons, impala, elephants, lions, water birds and bee-eaters - but also a refuge for scores of hungry crocodiles. Amidst the stunning scenes of nature at its harshest, strange things happen. A baby crocodile basks on top of a hippopotamus. Baboons attack a crocodile that has taken a youngster from the troop. Crocodiles harass a heron and steal its hard-won catch. And hippos calmly wade into the middle of a crocodile feeding frenzy. But the power of nature and her relentless drought may prove greater than even that of the most fearsome beasts. This cruel season may turn out to be the LAST FEAST OF THE CROCODILES.
2 Jun 2012
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Amazon.com description: Filmed during a brutal drought in central Africa, this brilliantly photographed video from National Geographic follows the punishing predicament of animals living along the dwindling Luvuvhu River. As the water level sinks during the dry season, animals, including baboons and impalas, are forced to seek water in pools filled with hippos and deadly crocodiles. At one point the crocodiles, who are the focus of the filming, are described as "artists of violence," and the term seems entirely apt when they are seen striking out with lightning speed from places of total concealment in the water and mud. As the camera lingers on the watering hole, the behavior of increasingly desperate and thirsty animals is shown in all its brutal detail, and portions of this video will have the squeamish averting their eyes. Even though the violent outbursts are handled as tastefully as possible (it is, after all, a National Geographic production), some scenes, such as a violent confrontation between crocodiles and baboons, are heartrending. And while some of the video is inevitably difficult to watch, the photography is always spectacular; some of the shots, such as scenes of a baby hippo blithely wallowing among the crocodiles under the mother hippo's watchful eye, are astounding. This video is both brutal and beautiful, and puts the viewer as close as possible (and desirable) to some of Africa's most amazing wildlife. --Robert J. McNamara Product Description: In the daily struggle for survival, terrible thirst drives wildlife to water...even when the water is just inches away from the jaws of a crocodile. During one harsh season, a punishing drought draws some of Africa's most magnificent creatures to the shrinking pools of the Luvuvhu River. Its dwindling waters provide relief for baboons, impala, elephants, lions, water birds and bee-eaters - but also a refuge for scores of hungry crocodiles. Amidst the stunning scenes of nature at its harshest, strange things happen. A baby crocodile basks on top of a hippopotamus. Baboons attack a crocodile that has taken a youngster from the troop. Crocodiles harass a heron and steal its hard-won catch. And hippos calmly wade into the middle of a crocodile feeding frenzy. But the power of nature and her relentless drought may prove greater than even that of the most fearsome beasts. This cruel season may turn out to be the LAST FEAST OF THE CROCODILES.
19 Sep 2012
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Time lapse sequences of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011. HD, refurbished, smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc. Music: Jan Jelinek - Do Dekor (Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records) ~scape 007 cd janjelinek.com scape-music.de Editing: Michael König koenigm.com Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth eol.jsc.nasa.gov Shooting locations in order of appearance: 1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night 2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night 3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia 4. Aurora Australis south of Australia 5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night 6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean 7. Halfway around the World 8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East 9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East 10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night 11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay 12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night 13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam 14. Views of the Mideast at Night 15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea 16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night 17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean 18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night Like, Comment, Subscribe !
16 Nov 2011
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(EDIT) FOR all of you people that keep saying that this is not real, i know., its a game, i just posted it for fun anything else you dont like, refer to this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8htMKMXg3-0 ----NOTICE----NOTICE----NOTICE----NOTICE Zombies may be real, i do not know. there has been evidence of their existance sine 60,000 B.C(?). And there has been outbreaks around the wurld(?). ------------timeline-------------------- 60,000 B.C. Katanda, Central Africa 3000 B.C. Hierakonpolis, Egypt 500 B.C. Africa (reports from Hanno of Carthage) 329 B.C. Afghanistan 212 B.C. China A.D. 121 Fanum Cocidi, Caledonia (Scotland) A.D. 140-41 Thamugadi, Mumidia (Algeria) A.D. 156 Castra Regina, Germania A.D. 177 Tolosa, Aquitania (southwest France) A.D. 700 Frisia (northern Holland) A.D. 850 Saxony A.D. 1073 Jerusalem A.D. 1253 Fiskurhofn, Greenland A.D. 1587 Roanoke Island, North Carolina --------------NOTICE-NOTICE-NOTICE------ DO NOT PANIC OVER THIS! I AM NOT TRYING TO FREAK OUT THE WURLD! THIS MAY NOT EVEN EXIST Is this the begining of the end, of the end of the begining. ZOMBIES ARE REAL(?) If you want some more info, follow the links http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=Hierakonpolis+zombie+attack&ygmasrchbtn=web+search&fr=ush1-mail http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Zombie_Survival_Guide http://www.archaeology.org/online/interviews/zombies/ http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/hierakonpolis/zombies.html SOLENUM VIRUS INFORMAION ---------------------------------------- "The guide attributes the zombie outbreaks described to a virus known as "Solanum". It is said to be neither water-borne nor airborne; the only means by which to become infected is through direct fluid contact, in which case the virus is 100% communicable with a 100% mortality rate. Solanum converts the brain of human victims into a specialized organ that needs no oxygen, water, or food to survive, and it renders body tissues toxic, significantly slowing the decomposition rate. It then begins to control movement of the body, resulting in a zombie. The downside of this is that the new brain has nothing more than bare instinct to feed. It also prevents the body from regenerating, thusly the victims eventually rot away." add this guy http://www.youtube.com/user/JO3HUNT79
19 Jan 2012
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QUESTIONS? Read this first: http://wp.me/pru7J-12S View in HD at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lightsinthedark/6726493105 This video was taken by the crew of Expedition 30 on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken December 29, 2011 from 20:55:05 to 21:14:09 GMT, on a pass from over central Africa, near southeast Niger, to the South Indian Ocean, southeast of Madagascar. The complete pass is over southern Africa to the ocean, focusing on the lightning flashes from local storms and the Milky Way rising over the horizon. The Milky Way can be spotted as a hazy band of white light at the beginning of the video. The pass continues southeast toward the Mozambique Channel and Madagascar. The Lovejoy Comet can be seen very faintly near the Milky Way. The pass ends as the sun is rising over the dark ocean. Video courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center Via the Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/ Check out more space movies and images at http://lightsinthedark.wordpress.com/ and follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/JPMajor
23 Jan 2012
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"Sitting with the Elephants" One of my favorite things to do on safari is to sit with a herd of elephants. Watching their social structure is very interesting and one can't wonder what the future of the largest land mammal on earth will be? African elephants are usually divided into the savannah and the forest elephants. They range from being highly protected in eastern Africa to areas in southern Africa where they can be legally hunted and are also "culled" meaning killed to try to keep their numbers manageable given the amount of land they use. This is controversial as some wildlife groups would prefer to see them transported to lower populated areas as hunting leads to abandoned calves which at times can grow up to become rogue elephants killing the endangered rhinos. Elephants are also illegally poached for their ivory tusks. *(Recently a large African goverment stockpile of Ivory was legally sold to China with an ok from CITES to help the demand, but it only made it worse and new reports show wild elephants are still being poached) Illegal ivory is also confiscated here in the U.S. New reports show a huge drop in populations of forest elephants in the Congo in central Africa. There are approx 500,000+/- African elephants in the wild. Elephants, like humans and apes, have the ability to recognize themselves in a mirror and are very intelligent. The elephants trunk filled with thousands and thousands of muscles can be gentle enough to choose between different blades of grass or powerful enough to uproot a tree. Elephants will sometimes attack and kill humans both in the wild and in captivity. For ways to help the elephant: African Wildlife Foundation: http://www.awf.org Amboseli Trusts for Elephants: http://www.elephanttrust.org Sheldrick's orphan elephants & rhinos http://www.daphnesheldrick.com IUCN Elephant page: http://data.iucn.org/themes/ssc/sgs/afesg/ Thanks for watching and please subscribe to my You Tube videos. *Footage filmed in Kenya, Africa
25 Apr 2009
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Share your passion for diamonds & Jewelry here: http://bit.ly/PzLYOI Music Link: http://adf.ly/7kQrJ The 10 Biggest and famous Diamonds in the World 10. The Millennium Star, Weight: 203.04 carats The Millennium Star is internally and externally flawless pear-shaped diamond (total of 54 facets). With the weight of 203.04 carats it is the 10th largest diamond in the world. Originally, the rough stone was 777 carats found in the Mbuji-Mayi district of Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo) in 1990. After 5 months of studying and planning the cutting of the stone, it was decided to cut the rough diamond into three pieces. The Millennium Star is the outcome of the largest piece. The value of the stone hasn't been revealed but the Millennium Star was insured for 100 million English pounds, this is believed to be a fraction of its true worth. 9. The Red Cross, Weight: 205.07 carats The Red Cross is canary yellow cushion-shaped diamond with weight of 205.07 carats. The rough stone weighed 375 carats and was found in Kimberly mines (South Africa) in 1901. The diamond was presented as a gift to the art sale held in London by Christies in 1918, on behalf of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St. John. Another rare feature is that a Maltese Cross is distinctly visible in the top facet, hence the double appropriateness of its name, the Red Cross Diamond. 8. The De Beers - Weight: 234.65 carats The De Beers diamond was found in Kimberly mines in 1888, the rough stone weighed 428.50 carats and measured 47.6 mm through its longest axis and 38.1 mm square. Weighing 234.65 carats, the De Beers is the 8th largest faceted diamond in the world. After its display in Paris the Maharaja of Patiala bought the De Beers. In 1928 Cartier of Paris set it as the centerpiece of a ceremonial necklace that came to be known as the Patiala Necklace. The necklace originally contained about 2,930 diamonds weighing about 962.25 carats. Today's whereabouts of the De Beers diamond and the Patiala Nacklace is unknown. 7. The Jubilee - Weight: 245.35 carats The Jubilee is a colorless cushion-shaped diamond with a weight of 245.35 carats. The original rough stone, an irregular octahedron without definite faces or shape weighed 650.80 carats and was found in the Jagersfontein Mine towards the end of 1895. When during the cutting it became evident that a superb diamond of exceptional purity and size was being produced, it was planned to present it to Queen Victoria. In the end this did not happen and the diamond remained with its owners. The following year marked the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria (the 75th anniversary of her coronation) so the gem was renamed the Jubilee to commemorate the occasion. 6. The Centenary - Weight: 273.85 carats The Centenary was found in Premier mine in 1986, in its rough form it weighed 599 carats. When cutting was completed the Centenary weighed 273.85 carats, measured 39.90 � 50.50 � 24.55 mm, and had 247 facets - 164 on the stone and 83 around its girdle. Never before had such a high number of facets been polished onto a diamond. The true value of the Centenary diamond is unknown, but the diamond was insured for around $100 million in 1991. 5. The Spirit of de Grisogono - Weight: 312.24 The Spirit of de Grisogono, at 312.24 carats, is the world's largest cut black diamond, and world's 5th largest diamond. In a white gold mounting, it is set with 702 white diamonds totaling 36.69 carats. This diamond originally had a rough weight of 587 carats and was mined several decades ago in west Central Africa before being imported into Switzerland. 4. The Cullinan II - Weight: 317.40 carats The Cullinan II is the massive 317.40 carat cushion shaped diamond in the center-front of the Imperial State Crown of Great Britain. Cullinan II was cut from the largest gem-quality diamond ever found, it weighed 3106 carats, or about 1 1/3 pounds. It was named after Sir Thomas Cullinan, who opened the mine and was visiting on that eventful day. The nine larger stones of the Cullinan diamond remain either in the British Crown Jewels or in the personal possession of the Royal Family. 3. The Incomparable - Weight: 407.48 carats 2. The Cullinan I - aka the Star of Africa Weight: 530.20 carats 1. The Golden Jubilee Weight: 545.67 carats See also Top 10 Most Expensive Diamonds In The World
10 Sep 2013
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Hancock re-recorded the tune for Head Hunters (1973), combining synthesizers with a Sly Stone and James Brown funk influence, adding an eight-bar section. Hancock described his composition "Chameleon", also from Head Hunters, to Down Beat magazine in 1979: "In the popular forms of funk, which I've been trying to get into, the attention is on the rhythmic interplay between different instruments. The part the Clavinet plays has to fit with the part the drums play and the line the bass plays and the line that the guitar plays. It's almost like African drummers where seven drummers play different parts"; "Watermelon Man" shares a similar construction. A live version was released on the double LP Flood (1975), recorded in Japan. On the intro and outro of the tune, percussionist Bill Summers blows into a beer bottle imitating hindewhu, a style of singing/whistle-playing found in Pygmy music of Central Africa. Hancock and Summers were struck by the sound, which they heard on the ethnomusicology LP, The Music of the Ba-Benzélé Pygmies (1966), by Simha Arom and Genviève Taurelle.
12 Jun 2013
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Uganda's outrage over the Kony 2012 Video: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/uganda/9131469/Joseph-Kony-2012-growing-outrage-in-Uganda-over-film.html AFRICOM and InvisibleChildren: http://blackstarnews.com/news/135/ARTICLE/8007/2012-03-08.html In response to Kony 2012 video made by InvisibleChildren, I do not think the LRA or Kony is good and I do not support them. I trust the 100 U.S. military troops already sent are doing their job to find Kony, whether he is dead or alive and do what needs to be done for the sake of Central Africa. I am just promoting the education one should do before they believe everything they see. The Kony 2012 Video is not the only information you should rely on. Research. I am all for the cause, just not the video that was made.
9 Mar 2012
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Time lapse sequences of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011. All credit goes to them. HD, refurbished, smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc. Shooting locations in order of appearance: 1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night 2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night 3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia 4. Aurora Australis south of Australia 5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night 6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean 7. Halfway around the World 8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East 9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East 10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night 11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay 12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night 13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam 14. Views of the Mideast at Night 15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea 16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night 17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean 18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov
5 Feb 2012
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