This video from Britain says about itself:
8 HOURS ● Bird Song & Sounds ● BEAUTIFUL Video of Robin Birds Singing & Chirping
Filmed in 2016
Video Produced by Paul Dinning – Wildlife in Cornwall
This video says about itself:
5 Samsung Galaxy S7‘s EXPLODING on Camera
19 September 2016
By James Tweedie:
Tuesday 25th October 2016
That message coincided with hundreds of South Korean Galaxy Note 7 owners filing a lawsuit against the electronics giant over its handling of the fire-prone device.
Barrister Peter Young Yeel Ko, head of the Harvest law firm, said the 527 plaintiffs want Samsung to compensate them for the costs incurred in visiting shops to exchange their phones, for the hours they had to wait while transferring data and for the psychological harm caused by using a hazardous product.
His clients include a person who claims to have lost thousands of pictures from a family holiday and another who did an eight-hour round trip by car to return the phone.
The group are seeking 500,000 won (£360) compensation per person in their initial claims, a sum which could increase later.
Samsung shareholders are expected to demand answers from executives at Thursday’s extraordinary general meeting in Seoul, as the secretive “chaebol” system of business conglomerates in Korea is facing increasing scrutiny.
The ITUC has gathered evidence of cover-ups during inspection audits, as well as union-busting, at Samsung suppliers in the Philippines.
Technician Massimo Kuhano said: “I don’t have goggles to use with the grinding machines.
“If the company has a visit by auditors, the company will give us a mask, the safety equipment, but only … so that our visitors think it’s a good company.”
ITUC general secretary Sharan Burrow said: “As sure as night follows day, a culture of repression against a collective voice for Samsung employees has led to the disastrous quality failures at the company.
“When the workforce is afraid to speak out about real problems on the production line because of an arrogant and domineering management culture, workers and consumers alike face risks to their health and safety.”
“Samsung’s priorities are all wrong,” Ms Burrows said.
“Initially, they tried to minimise the problem and avoid the consequences, and they still show no signs of recognising the human and financial costs of the way they treat employees.”
“Samsung has indeed got its wires crossed. It should be concerned about customer safety and quality, but without concern for workers, corporate greed will be responsible for more deaths and injuries.”
This video from Britain says about itself:
Ukip hopeful John Rees-Evans on the ‘gay donkey’ who tried to ‘rape’ his horse
24 October 2016
After a Polish right-wing politicians attacked a ‘gay’ elephant and the fictional bear Winnie the Pooh, now a British right-wing politician attacking a ‘gay’ donkey.
By Conrad Landin in Britain:
Tuesday 25th October 2016
A UKIP politician who once claimed that “a homosexual donkey raped my horse” announced his intention to seek his party’s leadership yesterday.
John Rees-Evans said he was standing for the top job because “significant changes to the culture of politics in Britain are long overdue.”
But the former parliamentary candidate immediately faced questions about embarrassing comments exclusively exposed by the Morning Star in December 2014.
Then standing in the Welsh valley seat of Cardiff South and Penarth, Mr Rees-Evans was one of a clutch of Ukip activists who confronted anti-racist protesters outside the party’s Merthyr Tydfil offices.
He was asked to explain comments made by other Ukip activists, including former Ukip branch chair Julia Gasper’s remark that “some homosexuals prefer sex with animals.”
Mr Rees-Evans responded: “Actually I’ve witnessed that … a homosexual donkey raped my horse.
“I was personally quite amazed, I’ve got a horse, it was in the fields … a donkey came up which is male and, I’m afraid, tried to rape my horse.”
When contacted by the Star at the time, Mr Rees-Evans defended the remarks …
But he appeared to be frustrated when he was quizzed about the incident on BBC2’s Daily Politics programme yesterday.
“It was a bit of playful banter with a mischievous activist,” he said. “I’m sorry if I offended anyone in doing that.
“I concede it was a mistake to be playful with an activist in a street. The fact is I’m not a politician. The guy was just asking me questions in the street. It was an error of judgement.”
Mr Rees-Evans, an ex-soldier who migrated to Bulgaria but says he moved back to Wales before last year’s general election, also disputed reports he carried a handgun in Ikea to fend off terrorists.
A Vice News article also reported that his planned “fortress” in the country would incorporate a church, a leisure complex, an underground bunker, a firing range, and a panic room and a watchtower.
Earlier this year, Mr Kassam tweeted: “Can someone just like … tape Nicola Sturgeon’s mouth shut? And her legs, so she can’t reproduce. Thanks.”
This 25 October 2016 video shows a bittern in the Netherlands.
Theo Las made the video.
From Leiden University:
Assyrians were more ‘homely’ than we thought
20 October 2016
The Assyrian Empire (ca. 2000 to 609 BC) was highly successful. At its height, it stretched from Turkey to Egypt and the Persian Gulf. Historians have wondered for a long time how the Assyrians were able to maintain power over such a huge region.
Research by PhD candidate Victor Klinkenberg has now provided an answer to part of this question. He has shown that Assyrian dominance was by no means always secured by using violence and brute force. Klinkenberg drew this conclusion after studying the settlement at Tell Sabi Abyad in present-day northern Syria. ‘This village was inhabited around 1200 BC,’ Klinkenberg explained. ‘The Assyrians founded the settlement when they conquered the region, so you’d expect it to be mainly a military outpost, ruled from above. But that doesn’t seem to be the case.’
Kinkenberg found that the rooms and houses of Tell Sabi Abyad had many different functions, and that they changed frequently. At one time it was a café where visitors drank beer, and at another time it was a rubbish tip. Klinkenberg: ‘All this shows that social life played a much greater role than military life. Apparently, positive stimuli and local stability were important factors in the Assyrians’ imperial activities.’
Klinkenberg’s research is part of a larger project headed by lecturer Bleda Düring, financed with a subsidy from the European Research Council (ERC). In recent years, the work of the Leiden researchers has been severely hindered by the rise of the Islamic State [ISIS] terror movement. Tell Sabi Abyad is around 80 km from Raqqa, the capital of the IS [ISIS]caliphate.
It was impossible for Klinkenberg to travel to the settlement. ‘In the past five years, nobody from our team has visited the excavations,’ he explained. ‘We did hear recently that a lot of archaeological finds have been destroyed or stolen. That’s such a waste, particularly as most of the remnants have no financial value. They’re worth absolutely nothing on the black market, but their value to science is enormous.’
Fortunately, all the earlier excavations at Tell Sabi Abyad have been carefully documented. ‘The project has been running for 35 years. The ground area is photographed every season; the location of the finds is mapped and buildings and rooms are measured. These measures meant that I could do my research at a distance.’ Like every other archaeologist, Klinkenberg would have preferred to visit the site in person. ‘But that’s a minor inconvenience compared to the suffering of the Syrian people.’