Weather disasters and quakes: who’s most at risk? The analysis below is an attempt to assess a combination of those risks in 379 American
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Natalia Project Personal Alarm Wristband is aimed at protecting the lives of human rights defenders. Those at high risk of kidnapping wear the Natalia Project personal alarm like a wristband. In the case of an attack the alarm is activated by a simple pull of the wristband. Once activated, a signal containing the exact GPS location is sent via mobile phone network to Civil Rights Defenders headquarters in Stockholm, and also to people in the
At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes
This series of 15 informational text posters gives your students a brief overview about the history of Christmas symbols and traditions in American culture. A scavenger hunt is included so you can assess your student's ability to read and comprehend informational text. This is an engaging way to integrate CCSS skills with your holiday celebrations
The combination of a chocolatey brown exterior and fluffy ivory wool interior lends unusual richness to a genuine shearling jacket that is at once rustic and undeniably refined. A quintessential winter style, you'll savor cold weather as an $1,815.00
Audra McDonald, stage, film and television actress and singer (including opera). Her musical and dramatic stage plays include Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, Carousel, Master Class, and Porgy and Bess. She has won 5 Tony Awards (and 2 Grammys), sharing the record for most Tonys won by an actor with Julie Harris and Angela Lansbury. She is also a recipient of Kennedy Center Honor, an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture.
Many American GIs took a heart shield bible with them into combat. The bibles were sent to them by loved ones. Most consisted of the new testament covered with metal plates and were kept in a soldier's shirt pocket, over his heart. The intent, of course, being to stop an enemy's bullet from striking their heart. Below is an example of a heart shield bible used during World War II.
Albertus Seba (1665-1736), a Dutch apothecary, had one of the most extensive collections of natural curiosities in the world. He commissioned artists to draw all his specimens, then had them engraved and published as a set of folios. This poster was created from those folios. It’s a great tribute to the beginning of today’s natural history museums. All of this and more is presented in an informative inset at the bottom of the poster.
Giving Aokigahara forest a run for its money as creepiest place ever is Mount Everest. One of the worst things about scaling Mount Everest, besides the lack of oxygen & hellish conditions, are the dead bodies everywhere. Over 200 people have died in the attempt, and most are still there. The same conditions that make it so dangerous to survive the climb also help preserve the dead bodies. Recovering the dead would be a dangerous and expensive risk. Often the bodies are used as landmarks.
Amelia Earhart: The most famous woman pilot of her era, she was a promoter of women’s careers in aviation and one of the founders of the Ninety-Nines, the first professional organization of women pilots. Her disappearance in 1937 during an around-the-world flight attempt sent shockwaves through the aviation community. Speculation about what happened to her is widespread nearly three quarters of a century later.
Louise Cromwell Brooks (1890-1965) was an American socialite considered to be Washington's most beautiful young women. She is shown here in 1911 at the age of 21.
Five diamond-encrusted Mickey icons make this Mickey Mouse Ring a dazzling mix of precious gems and an American treasure. Crafted in 14 karat yellow gold, this elegant ring is perfect for those wedded to the magic of Disney.
He can be courageous, fearless and will attempt to sink his teeth into you as soon as look at you. But, seeing as he's not much bigger than the size of an average thumb nail, this little Aussie bruiser is never going to pose a threat to humans. The furry Giles' planigale is a native to Australia, is about as big as a 50p piece, and can usually be found foraging for food in cracks in the soil.
The Ultimate Bug Out Bag! Take a look at this preparation list. These are the items that you should have ready on hand if you live in an area that is in danger of natural or un-natural disasters.
The nuclear emergency in Japan is constantly on the increase. Dangerous stages of radiation are leaking from the earthquake-damaged reactors at Fukushima Dai-ichi and occurrences are terrifying at other power plants. Those working to contain the meltdowns or living close by are at the biggest risk. Here is what radiation sickness looks like.
Temple Grandin b. 1947; Temple Grandin is an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, autistic activist, and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. She also created the "hug box", a device to calm autistic children. In 2010 she was listed in the Time 100 list of the 100 most influential people in the world in the "Heroes" category.
my dance teacher used to make us do this! Exercise for the Transversus Abdominis (AKA the muscle that pulls in the ring of your waist) One area of your abs you may be neglecting is the transversus abdominus - without working it, you run the risk of developing a square torso (straight up and down) rather than an hourglass one (tapered at the waist).
The Best Stuffing Recipe Ever starts with sausage, cranberry and apple. Herbs and spices are added in but the real magic happens as the pan is deglazed with the most glorious combination of liquids and those bits are scraped up creating the most magnificent sauce to bake the stuffing in. Oh my word! @SlowRoasted
Choosing Safety: "A Guide to Using Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis in Complex, High-Consequence Systems"
Allow your students (and yourself) to savor summer a little longer with this "Summer Slide" back to school review of 4th grade concepts for 5th graders. Use these 56 task cards (Number and Operations in Base 10, Fractions, Measurement) to assess your students' math readiness in a fun way; includes concept analysis charts for the teacher and 12 fun facts about summer (back to school)
Papafragas Beach (Milos, Greece) was made out of volcanic eruptions destination. The beach of Papagragas is located at the bottom of a cave. The cave and the beach together offer a combination of natural beauty that can easily win the hearts of even the most critical travelers. The cave of Papafaragas Beach has been carved out of a cliff, making way for the sea water to rush in and form a separate beach that in fact resembles a rather large swimming pool.
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In the mountains, it's hard to find anything vaguely resembling a beach. Most river and lake banks are simply too steep and too rocky. One exception is the so-called "finger lakes" area of Fontana Lake where you'll find a small park with picnic tables, public restrooms and a swimming area with rope swing. Since there are no life guards, you naturally swim at your own risk. The park is on the south side of Highway 28 near Almond Boat Park. Photo
The most fashionable styling – a contrasting combination of smooth roots and wavy curls at the ends.
Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters: From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima
Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters; From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima
In July 1942, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Gestapo as part of a punishment for the attempted assassination of a Nazi official. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno and gassed to death. This remarkable bronze sculpture by Marie Uchytilová, 40 boys and 42 girls, stands as an everlasting reminder of the massacre. The children of
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An Aries is a fearless and natural leader among their friends. They have a great sense of adventure and can be extremely playful. While they can be shy at times, they are still drawn to taking risks.
Retire: Merida, Mexico. The climate is tropical, with temperatures ranging from low 80s to high 90s and a risk of hurricanes. Mexico tied for third with Colombia and Thailand on the Global Retirement Index for cost of living. A retired American couple can live comfortably in Merida on 1700 a month. This has an Old World architecture and abundant culture. Merida has escaped the violence that has plagued Mexico's border towns.
WHAT IS TEXTUAL ANALYSIS? CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS. The ELA CCSS require students to learn how to read texts carefully; This is a self-contained unit on textual analysis. Everything you need is here. Included: ➢A small excerpt, having to do with science, from Tocqueville's Democracy in America. ➢Suggestions on how to read the text at different levels. ➢A breakdown of the excerpt sentence by sentence with writing prompts ➢Group and individual Qs AND MORE $
Dear friend, This cat is currently at a pound in #Montreal. He is super sweet and very friendly. The pound is full, and the cat is at risk being euthanized simply due to lack of space. C4P is a foster-based, no-kill rescue. We rely exclusively on our beautiful volunteers to foster until a forever home is found. This is an urgent call for fosters to please come forward. The sad truth is we cannot save any of these poor souls without having at
A portable solar tent, ready to help in relief work the victims of disasters