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John Filo

John Paul Filo is an American photographer whose picture of 14-year-old runaway Mary Ann Vecchio screaming while kneeling over the dead body of 20-year-old Jeffrey Miller, one of the victims of the Kent State shootings, won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1970. At the time, Filo was both a photojournalism student at Kent State University, staffer of a satellite paper for the Greensburg Tribune-Review. After winning the Pulitzer Prize while working for the Valley Daily News of the Pittsburgh suburb of Tarentum, Pennsylvania, he continued his career in photojournalism finding work at the Associated Press, the Philadelphia Inquirer, as a picture editor at the Baltimore Evening Sun, he rose to a picture editing job at the weekly news magazine Newsweek. He is now head of photography for CBS; the Kent State shooting by members of the Ohio National Guard occurred at Kent State University in the city of Kent, Ohio on May 4, 1970, resulted in the deaths of four students. At the time John Filo was in the University student photography lab.

He ran outside and below recalls what happened: The bullets were supposed to be blanks. When I put the camera back to my eye, I noticed a particular guardsman pointing at me. I said, "I'll get a picture of this," and his rifle went off, and simultaneously, as his rifle went off, a halo of dust came off a sculpture next to me, the bullet lodged in a tree. I dropped my camera in the realization. I don't know what gave me the combination of innocence and stupidity... I stopped myself. "Where are you going?" I said to myself, "This is why you are here!" And I started to take pictures again.... I knew. I could see the emotion welling up inside of her, she began to sob. And it culminated in her saying an exclamation. I can't remember what she said exactly... something like, "Oh, my God!" To take the picture John used a Nikkormat camera with Tri-X film and most of the exposures were 1/500 between 5.6 and f 8 depending on whether the sun was behind a cloud or not. In the early 1970s, an anonymous editor airbrushed the fence post above Mary Ann Vecchio's head out of Filo's Pulitzer Prize Winner.

Since the altered photo has circulated and has been reprinted in many magazines. Numerous publications, including Time and People, have used the altered image without knowing. In 1995, Filo met Mary Ann Vecchio for the first time, when both were scheduled to appear at an Emerson College conference commemorating the 25th anniversary of the shootings; the two met again on the Kent State University campus, at the 39th commemoration in May 2009, where they both spoke. Interview with John Filo by Stephen McKiernan, Binghamton University Libraries Center for the Study of the 1960s

2010 West African floods

The 2010 Nigerien floods were floods across Niger which left over 111,000 people homeless. Niger was suffering acute food shortages following prolonged drought in the Sahel region; as of 24 August 2010, at least 6 to 8 people had died. The Niger river was pushed to its highest levels in 80 years; the floods subsequently spread along the River Niger into Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Benin over the next few months. Storms brewed up in the CAR, Morocco and northern Algeria, it was confirmed on June 2 that at least 24 people were killed across Ghana the previous weekend according to Mr Kofi Portuphy, coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation. Three regions, including the capital Accra had been flooded by heavy on the previous Sunday. On July 11, CHF 134,948 had been selected by the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the Ghana's Red Cross Society in delivering primary aid to assistance about 5,000 people; the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund was created by the International Federation in 1985 to ensure immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent disasters relief.

On 9 August Ghana's government issued a flood warning for three northern regions because of rising water levels at two dams in flood hit neighbouring Burkina Faso. The UN's Irin news agency said 40 people died in flooding in Ghana during June and July while 14 people had died Burkina Faso last month; the International Federation of the Red Cross said it was providing aid to flood and rain related landslide victims in the Central African Republic and in Ivory Coast. CAFOD said it was planning to send aid to Guinea. A rain induced landslide killed at least 13 people in Freetown. Heavy rain fell downstream in part of the watershed of the River Niger around Burkina Faso caused floods upstream, along the river bed as far in as in Niamey's Commune 4 precinct August 9, 2010. On 10 August 2010 the Niger River floods had killed 30,000 animals, destroyed 500 homes and 20,000 people faced homelessness due to heavy rainfall in West and Central Africa according to the UN; the northern part of the Chad is in the Sahara desert and recorded the heaviest rain in 50 years and hail stones the size of eggs destroyed crops in central Guinea during July, the UN said.

On August 20, the worst floods for 80 years hit the Shale region. The United Nations warned that Niger, Burkina Faso and northern Nigeria were in the grip of the worst regional food crisis since 2006. In the savannah Kano, over 2,000 families were displaced by floods and in the nearby Jigawa region, an entire village was evacuated due to heavy flooding. Heavy flooding was occurring around parts of Lake Chad. Floods hit Niger. Niger was suffering acute food shortages following prolonged drought in the Sahel region; as of 24 August 2010, at least 6 to 8 people had died. The Niger river was pushed to its highest levels in 80 years. Nigeria has seen entire northern villages washed away and aid workers have worked out that 200,000 were made homeless in the Niger since the rains started falling in mid-August. A Mauritania, a child was swept in a flood that have damaged bridges and many homes in the mountain town of Aioun. Heavy flooding was occurring around parts of lake Chad. On August 31 thousands fled a south Sudan flood.

Over 57,135 people were made homeless said Olivia Lomoro, the Sudanese undersecretary for health. The heavy and premature seasonal rains hit the north of Bahr el-Ghazal state and the spread southward, with much of Aweil town surrounding countryside under water due to the near to constant month-long down pour. South Sudan's Health Minister Luka Monoja warned that the rains, which last until October, could force out more people as he toured the disaster zone. Aid agencies were working to support those who were displaced by the floods and the Sudanese health ministry sent medical supplies and the South Sudanese humanitarian ministry is sending tents for emergency shelter and 15,000 bags of grain to replace that lost when local farms and cattle feeding sites were flooded. Most of the province was flat and covered in insoluble and water resistant soil; the floods would provide water to feed the River Nile and both Sudan and Southern Egypt prepared for a heavy rise in the Nile's water depth. On September 1, floods hit the Niger.

The districts of Zarmagandaye and Karadje are three districts of the West African country's capital Niamey which were flooded ruins. It was the worst flood by the River Niger recorded since 1929. An elderly fisherman called. On September 18–19 in Hadejia, the flood victims sleep wherever they can, the men search for dry spots on the roads while women and children keep piling into their houses still standing as a huge number of displaced people have returned to flood-hit villages in Northern Nigeria. Over two million people were affected by the flood waters and more than 50,000 families were still wandering homeless. Residential areas of the Kararar Rima village was destroyed in the flood. Most of the houses were made of clay, so they easy dissolved in the flood water; as the rains fell the end of the pending famine looked close. By October 6, CHF 122,297 has been allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to the Ghana Red Cross Society for immediate Support for some 3,000 households.

Monsoon floods had been reported in the Brong-Ahafo, Eastern and Northern Regions of Ghana, with many families becoming homeless in the disaster. Western Region

Sleaford Bay

Sleaford Bay is a bay located in the Australian state of South Australia on the southern coast of Eyre Peninsula. It was named by the British navigator, Matthew Flinders in 1802. Sleaford Bay is located on the south coast of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia about 21 kilometres south-west of the municipal seat of Port Lincoln, it lies between the headland of Cape Wiles at its western extremity and headland of Cape Tournefort at its eastern extremity. A subsidiary bay named Fishery Bay is located on its west side about 2 nautical miles north of Cape Wiles; the bay was named after the town of Sleaford in Lincolnshire, England by the British navigator, Matthew Flinders in 1802. The bay known by local aboriginal people as Kuya Bidni by the “Sleaford Mere tribe ” and as Tannanna by "the Eyre Peninsula tribe." The Baudin expedition who visited after Flinders gave it two names – Baudin used the name Anse des Nerlans while Peron and Freycinet revised it to Baie Lavoisier after Baudin’s death. A whaling station located on the coastline within Fishery Bay was in operation from 1839 to 1841.

The coastline of Sleaford Bay is occupied by the locality of Sleaford in the west and by the locality of Lincoln National Park in the east. As of 2005, port infrastructure within the bay consisted of a boat ramp located in Fishery Bay. In 2018, a proposal to construct a 3 gigalitre per year seawater desalination plant at Sleaford Bay was announced. Land was purchased in July and the project is expected to cost $80 million to complete; the location is one of several prospects earmarked by SA Water in 2009. The Thorny Passage Marine Park occupies the full extent of the bay while the Lincoln National Park extents to Mean Low Water Mark on its eastern side

Huracan (Belantis)

Huracan is a steel roller coaster at Belantis amusement park in Leipzig, Germany. Huracan is one of two Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter model roller coasters in Germany, the other being Fluch von Novgorod. Huracan was intended to be delivered to the proposed F1-X Dubai amusement park in Dubai, but the Financial crisis of 2007–08 and the Great Recession led to the cancellation of the coaster's installation in Dubai. Instead, the coaster was acquired by Belantis amusement park for €5,000,000 and the coaster was opened on 26 June 2010. Nikolaus Job, the CEO of Belantis has stated he expected the installation of Huracan would lead to a 10 to 15 percent growth in visitor volume; the installation of Huracan has led to other rides at Belantis being themed to match Huracan. For example, a kiddie coaster—and one of the smallest kiddie coasters in the world—was built to match Huracan; this coaster was built in 2014, is only 23 metres in length, is named Huracanito. As with all Euro-Fighters, Huracan's most noteworthy feature is its steeper-than-vertical first hill, which falls at an angle of 97 degrees.

The coaster has a total of five inversions, including a cobra roll, zero-g roll, interlocking corkscrews. Although the coaster has a Mayan theme to it, the coaster structure's red paint job reflects its former destination at a Formula One-themed amusement park; the coaster is unusual for a Euro-Fighter in that its cars have three rows of two seats per car, instead of the more traditional two rows of four seats per car. Huracan listing on Belantis park website Huracan data from RCDB Huracan on Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH

The Animal in You

The Animal in You is a 1995 non-fiction book by Roy Feinson, which posits a biological basis as to why people tend to exhibit personality traits similar to animal species. The book hypothesizes that through the process of convergent evolution, people adopt a niche set of behaviors enabling them to cope with their particular social milieu in the same way as individual animal species adapt to their environments; the book has been translated into ten different languages, including Mandarin, Czech and French, has been featured on CNN, The Dr. Phil Show and CBS The Talk The Animal in You features a personality test of nine questions that collapses to one of 45 possible personality types. After readers answer the questions about their personality and physical attributes, the test returns a number corresponding to one of the 45 animal personality types, appearing in a look-up table; the underlying mechanisms for these types of tests are trivial for modern software based Internet tests, but this is the first known example of a book-based test able to resolve over 20 categories.

The test is augmented by an interdependent weighting scheme wherein each question is assigned a different weight depending on how the other questions are answered. The animal personalities are broken down into the broad categories shown below. Traits: Powerful, Territorial, Fastidious, Adventurous, Attractive, Loving, Flamboyant, World Travelers, Loyal Otter Wolf Sea Lion Wild Dog Walrus Lion Dolphin Tiger Bear Fox Wild Cat Badger Weasel Dog. Optimistic Traits: Sociable, Hard Working, Friendly, Family Oriented, Reliable, Conservative Baboon Elephant Bison Giraffe Cottontail Gorilla Deer Rhinoceros Hippo Sable Horse Sheep Mountain Goat Warthog Zebra. Traits: Small, Thrifty, Resilient, Socially, Bright Mole Bat Porcupine Beaver Prairie Dog Shrew Mouse Traits: Energetic, Fun-Loving, Flamboyant, World Travelers Penguin Eagle Rooster Owl Swan Peacock Vulture Traits: Artistic Creative Quick Tempered Moody Quirky Unpredictable Crocodile Snake "Animal Attraction" was a sequel to "Animal In You," published by St. Martin's Griffin Press in 1999.

This book explored. Pets and People: Companions in Commerce? Holbrook. Advances in Business Marketing and Purchasing. Wallpach, Woodside. Are Birds of a Feather Flocking to the Beach? Black. Animalinyou.com The book's website was one of the earliest comprehensive personality tests available on the web and receives over "1,000,000 unique visitors per year"

The Speckless Sky

The Speckless Sky is an album by Jane Siberry. It was Siberry's highest-charting album on the Canadian charts and contains her biggest Top 40 hit, "One More Colour"; the album's second single, "Map of the World", was a hit on Canada's adult contemporary charts. Rheostatics recorded a cover of "One More Colour", with additional lyrics by Martin Tielli, on their 1995 album Introducing Happiness. Sarah Polley performed a cover of "One More Colour" in the film The Sweet Hereafter. After this album, Siberry's work was distributed outside of Canada by Reprise Records; the Speckless Sky can be obtained via her store site on Bandcamp. Keyboard compared Jane Siberry's sound to "Petula Clark trying to sound like Kate Bush", but praised the album for the "startling electronic orchestrations" featured in several tracks in the album. All songs by Jane Siberry. "One More Colour" – 4:38 "Seven Steps to the Wall" – 5:11 "The Very Large Hat" – 5:35 "Vladimir • Vladimir" – 7:08 "Mein Bitte" – 4:20 "The Empty City" – 6:40 "Map of the World" – 5:07 "The Taxi Ride" – 5:39 Jane Siberry – vocals, guitar Al Crossdrums Anne Bourne – keyboards John Switzerbass Ken Myhr – guitar, guitar synth Rob YaleFairlight CMI programming, keyboards Teddy Borowieckiaccordion on 4 7 Sarah McElcherantrumpet on 7 Album Singles The Art Of Time Ensemble featuring Steven Page recorded The Taxi Ride for their 2010 album A Singer Must Die