April 18, 2014
Originally posted on The Dream Faire:
Check out these Easter bunny honeys!
Whether you celebrate Easter this year on the 20th of April, or the Spring Equinox on the 20th of March as Ostara or Eostre, Lady Day, the Festival of Trees, Earrach (Celtic for Spring), Gwyl Ganol y Gwanwyn (Welsh), or(Druidic), Rhiannon’s little ladies are the…
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April 17, 2014
Great Picture. Thanks Scott Marshall
Originally posted on Scott Marshall Photography (@skm1963):
Well what can I say – I know it’s a cheesy shot but hey Instagram liked it loads :-) so I have high hopes of the WordPress community. I will work hard to catch up with all your blogs over the coming weeks but pace of work is dictating my blogging activity. Anyway this is classic postcard Scotland – I’ll be honest I have never seen Torridon basking in such wicked sunshine. That said although this is a little chocolate box for me I hope that I have conveyed the cold wind in the choppy sea – and more importantly guys the clocks are about to change which means spending lots of time outdoors :-)
April 17, 2014
Originally posted on CBS DC:
On Thursday, Facebook announced that the optional “Nearby Friends” tool (rolling out starting today) will help phone app users “discover which friends are nearby or on the go.”
TechCrunch reports that Nearby Friends was made possible by the “Glancee” location-sharing application that Facebook acquired back in 2012.
“If you turn on Nearby Friends, you’ll occasionally be notified when friends are nearby, so you can get in touch with them and meet up,” the Facebook announcement says.
“For example, when you’re headed to the movies, Nearby Friends will let you know if friends are nearby so you can see the movie together or meet up afterward.”
In order to use the feature in this way, both parties have to turn on the Nearby Friends option and choose to share their locations…
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April 17, 2014
Capt Diagne, the subject of the BBC documentary A Good Man in Rwanda, was “the greatest hero the UN has ever had” and the medal must be named after him, Prince Zeid told the UN Security Council.
The BBC’s international development correspondent Mark Doyle says the story of Capt Diagne is still not very well known.
But after extensive research a BBC team was able to conclude that he had personally saved hundreds of lives during the 1994 genocide in which an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in 100 days.
April 16, 2014
What does it mean to be happy?
The answer to this question once seemed obvious to me. To be happy is to be satisfied with your life. If you want to find out how happy someone is, you ask him a question like, “Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole?”…
April 15, 2014
The slaughter of both white and black rhinos has soared in six years. In 2007, 13 rhinos were poached, but last year that number rose to 1,004.
Criminal gangs, and even terror groups like Al Qaeda, are making millions of pounds a year by hacking the animals to death for their horns.
Many of the horns are ground into powder and used as traditional medicine in the Far East to treat ailments such as hangovers.
Will Travers, chief executive of the Born Free Foundation, warned last night: “There are now just 20,000 white rhino and 5,000 black rhino left in the wild. If poaching carries on at the rate it is now for six more years it will devastate the numbers.
“There will probably be no free-living rhinos as the remaining numbers will be fenced off in military-style compounds which are alarmed and heavily guarded by armed patrols.”]