Recently returned to the States after a promotional stop in Tokyo, Robert Pattinson was spotted out running errands in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon (March 3). Gossip Girls Quickie Celebrity Gossip and Entertainment News From GossipGirls****.
A look at a few celebrities who go to great lengths to go incognito.
Invisible Chinese Artist
It's like Where's Waldo, only real.
How does a discovery as important as the Jesus family tomb remain unnoticed for so many years? Perhaps this find was so controversial, no one wanted to acknowledge its existence. Did the arcehaeologists preconceptions come into play? Movie maker Simcha Jacobovici, director of The Lost Tomb of Jesus, explains all.
See the movie on Discovery Channel and Vision TV. The Lost Tomb of Jesus takes you on a journey through time back to the life of Jesus, Mary Mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Join Simcha Jacobovici as he unravels one of the oldest mysteries of the Christian religion, the quest for the tomb of Jesus. A tomb is found but with other bone boxes inside. Once deciphered, we learn that this might be the tomb of the Holy Family. With compelling scientific proof and tests, the mystery is solved but with monumental discoveries that could change Christianity.
This captivating movie is produced by award-winning documentary filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici and co-produced by James Cameron. The book, The Jesus Family Tomb, is co-written by Simcha Jacobovici and Charles Pellegrino. It is published by HarperCollins. The book and the movie will be interesting to those who love the bible, spirituality, religious symbols, archaeology, history, the da vinci code, the Holy Land and, above all, a good adventure!
"Mushroom Men - The Spore Wars" shows gamers the mundane world from the surreal perspective of a three-inch-high Mushroom Man. Unnoticed by humans, a war rages between the spore factions. As a brave Bolete Mushroom Man, players are given the opportunity to transform common household trinkets and trash into weapons and tools, and wreak havoc on a miniature scale. As civil war rages amongst the fungi, fierce battles span the diminutive landscapes. Prepare yourself for the Spore War...
Superhero Captain Alpha Male takes you inside the life and mind of an action hero, (in-between the action.) In Ep. 10 Captain Alpha Male takes time out to thank the everyday heroes who go unnoticed everyday.
When a family is told a child has cancer, that child is not the only one affected. Brothers and sisters can get lost in the diagnosis and their needs go unnoticed. Now, one program helps to change that and it’s a model for others around the country.
The time of lust is at hand as one young woman finds herself drawn to a man who she knows is no good. Unable to resist the the heat of desire that burns inside her, she moves to be with him like a moth drawn to the flame. Her descent into immorality does not go unnoticed as the perverse and sacrilegious general of the soldiers of Hell, the mysterious supernatural being known as The Preacher Man, rants and raves like the mad demon that he is.
5 MILLION AMERICANS SUFFER FROM HEART FAILURE, AN OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD CONDITION THAT WARRANTS MORE ATTENTION
New Education Program, Fight Against Heart Failure, raises awareness of common symptoms and helps heart failure patients and their caregivers learn the Four Ways Every Day to manage the condition to stay healthy and out of the hospital
Heart failure affects over 5 million Americans and causes or contributes to more than 300,000 deaths per year. Heart failure is a chronic, progressive, often misunderstood condition in which a weakened or damaged heart cannot pump blood through the body as well as it should. Many people with heart failure do not know that they have it. In fact, heart failure often goes unnoticed for so long that patients find themselves gasping for breath in the emergency room before they are diagnosed. It is important to recognize the common symptoms of heart failure and to get treatment immediately. In addition, preventing heart failure is critical. Certain risk factors, such as hypertension, can weaken the heart and lead to heart failure. If people lead a healthy, active life beginning at a young age, they often can avoid these risk factors and prevent getting heart failure.
At what cost do we sap our trees to make syrup for our pancakes?
This was for an MIT 346 video production class. Our objective was to create a documentary that would have viewers reveal truths they normally wouldn't think about.
- The Maple Syrup is a 15 million dollar industry in Canada alone. (Annual)
- Serious harm can be done to Maple Trees if incorrect sapping procedure is followed. There are strict rules associated with sapping trees. They have to be the right age before any sap can be excreted (at least 20 years old). There is a maximum number of allowed tapholes(4 in large trees);any more could harm the health of a tree. Improper taphole procedure could leave trees vulnerable to decay and insect infestations (which also leads to the eventual death of the tree).
- The temperature has to be just right before trees can be safely tapped. That means no tapping when the wood is still frozen, or it may lead to a large, unrecoverable wound called a "cambium"
How many maple syrup related deaths are there in maple trees today? Well to be honest I don't know because that information has not been tabulated. I'm asking a question that no one has bothered to ask because they think it to be redundant. It's these kinds of "little" things that go unnoticed and become a huge epidemic down the road when maple trees are gone.
We never know, maybe maple syrup production is affecting the health of the tree. The pressures to meet maple syrup quotas for distributors are there, and some may be pressured into puncturing an additional tap hole. 1 million + liters of syrup is produced every year in Ontario alone. Multiply that by the number of syrup-producing provinces (Quebec produced 24,769,000 litres in 2005 alone), combine that with syrup producers in northern United States and around the world and you have tons of maple bush/orchard operators. Imagine if every single one of those distributors harmed/crippled 1 tree every year (whether it be by accident or intentional), that's a lot of trees to be injuring. The pressures to push a tree beyond it's producing capabilities are there. Working in the maple syrup industry is a timely business, with trees taking up to 20 years to become healthy enough to bore even one taphole. The pressures to rush a tree to withstand an additional taphole is there. Since Maple Syrup production does not require a license (in Ontario), environment inspectors are not required to inspect the health of tapped trees. There could be a huge unknown number of illegal tapping procedures that are going undocumented.
This purpose of this video was to raise awareness that this could be an inevitable threat. It's also not only supposed to shed light on a lesser known threat of sapping, but to also support the "stop deforesting" movement. Let's love trees again people.
They are certainly part of Cyprus natural heritage. They are awe inspiring, some having been around for 12 or 15 centuries, some having incredible heights, canopy surface areas, or trunk width. Many of them live in the yards of landmarks such as churches, monasteries and castles, while others are found in the fields or high up in the Troodos forest and ravines. Most of them remain unnoticed by the majority of the local (urban) population and of travelers to Cyprus. Yet they can be a precious resource for the island to cherish and protect, as they can be touristically utilized and help pump needed income to depressed rural communities. Above all, they deserve our respect and protection.
Recently Oprah Winfrey has stated that at her age, she has become more and more aware of the health issues of older women. In one of several shows dedicated to women's health issues, Oprah Winfrey hosted the author of the insightful book The Wisdom of Menopause by Dr. Christine Northrop. Dr. Northrop encourages women to learn to enjoy life again by doing at least 5 things that they enjoy doing. She makes the valid point that stress, to excess, can make us sick. Excess stress can alter both the immune system and the body's inflammatory system. As stress mounts, people find themselves with chronic fatigue, memory problems, and increased incidence of colds, flu and other contagious conditions as a result of a depressed immune system. While Dr Christine Northrop places emphasis on the mind/body connection, which we wholeheartedly agree with, here at The Institute, we address the effects of stress, anxiety and depression on the physiology of the body. In addition to immune suppression, excess stress also increases overall inflammation in the body. Called silent inflammation, this can be the most dangerous of all inflammatory conditions because it can go unnoticed for years. Silent inflammation is at the root of such conditions as low thyroid, heart disease, candida, stress, osteoporosis, elevated cholesterol and other liver related issues, diabetes, and the complications of the menopause. Oprah Winfrey spoke highly of Dr. Northrop's book, The Wisdom of Menopause and we would like to take this one step further by looking at the biochemical connections that take place as we age. The Institute has highly effective programs for both the prevention and management of many of the leading chronic conditions common to women as they age. Our programs include protocols for under-active thyroid -- affecting one out of three women, heart disease -- the number one killer of women, osteoporosis, stress management through nutrition, candida and yeast problems, elevated cholesterol and complications of the menopause. Chronic degenerative disease does not have to be in your future. You can live a full, healthy life, filled with the pleasures that bountiful health can bring. You cannot, however, expect to accomplish this without supporting your body as it ages. Protecting the body from the ravages of excess stress and exposure to increasing environmental toxins is essential if we expect to enjoy a higher quality of life ahead. The Institute has programs specifically designed to help you achieve these goals in a safe, convenient and economical way. Feel free to contact us for further information and a discussion of your individual needs. Oprah Winfrey has discovered that caring and protecting the body as it ages is important -- we think so too.
The Fast Money "gang" officially "jumped the shark" Friday. It did not go unnoticed by me that the oil "story" is now vaudeville fodder.
Prose about a helium party balloon that lands in a vacant lot. Distributed by Tubemogul.
by Jolie Blond
hovering two feet over a brownish, overgrown vacant lot,
like an off-color scarecrow,
like an airhead sentinel
From where have you come, blue balloon?
Did you escape the small, stubby fingers of a child,
breaking her young heart?
Did you tear loose from a grand opening,
floating away from your brothers and sisters unnoticed?
Were you carelessly anchored or did you struggle?
Or maybe you're a terrorist weapon,
anthrax spores mixed with your helium.
I saw you last night, blue balloon
bobbing and poking your plastic head a foot above the weeds.
Did you have a message for me?
For someone like me?
This morning I came out to visit you
and you were dead . . .or sleeping . . .
lying in the dirt amid the weeds
shrunken half last night's size,
I never knew you, blue balloon.
I know you flew.
I know you soared to great heights
before you landed in the abandoned lot
where all manner of abandoned others landed;
broken stuff, unwanted stuff, unuseablle stuff:
worn tires and broken pots and candy bar wrappers . . .
but you flew there, blue balloon.
I'll give you that.
On Guard! The Story of SAGE is the amazing tale of a wacky precursor to the Star Wars nuclear defense plan. SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) was the first computer system used for American air defense during the Cold War. SAGE was built to prevent enemy bombers from coming unnoticed into US airspace. Images of children playing or sleeping punctuate the reasons for such tight security. The computer is astonishingly huge by modern standards, taking up two floors of IBM’s SAGE building, and containing 56,000 electron tubes. The computer is shown being maintained by well-dressed workers as though it were the queen in a beehive. A veritable museum of old technology, the film contains priceless images of vintage electronics. On Guard! The Story of SAGE is a fun and informative classic film that deserves to be seen.