IF you love Game of Thrones and dogs – you will love “Pugs of Westeros”

IF you love Game of Thrones and dogs – you will love “Pugs of Westeros”. Video Blinkbox brings us “The Pugs of Westeros “. Owners    Phillip and Sue Lauer  and their pugs  Roxy, Blue and Bono love nothing more than dressing up as their favourite characters. Although the couple have been styling their pugs in different outfits for years as everything from members of the royal family, to the cast of Lord Of The Rings this is their first ever foray into film .
THE MAKING OF THE VIDEO   AND MORE ! Source :BLINKBOX Videographer / Director: Phillip Lauer / Sue Lauer
Producer: Phillip Lauer / Sue Lauer
Editor: Ben Churcher

Game of Thrones - Pugs of Westeross

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Chinese Billionaire creates world’s tallest Eco friendly building

Chinese Billionaire creates world’s tallest Eco friendly building .Video  with indoor farms capable of feeding 20,000 and to be finished by the end of this year Sky City, a vertical metropolis will have  homes and hotels, schools and hospitals 

 

“It’s always said that the solution to environmental problems starts at the grass roots level,” says Chinese billionaire Zhang Yue, sitting in his office in Changsha, central China, in a building modelled on the Palace of Versailles. Out of the window extends a long ceremonial avenue, lined with ornamental box hedges and cypress trees, terminating in a replica of the Great Pyramid at Giza.

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Back to the FUTURE – Giza meets Versailles -www.seamepost.com

“I think that’s a mistake. Rich people recognise environmental problems first. How can you wake up if your living standard is very poor? Only the richest of the rich, the smartest of the smart, the greatest of the great, wake up first.”

Zhang would know about such things. He was the first man in China to own a private jet, having made his millions selling air conditioning units, but at the age of 54 has now renounced his material possessions in favour of saving the planet. And his answer? Building the tallest building in the world in the fastest possible time: Sky City, a vertical metropolis of homes and hotels, schools and hospitals – along with indoor farms capable of feeding 20,000. To be finished by the end of this year, he hopes.

Source : The Guardian UK

D-Day -90 year old Veteran escapes Care Home for Normandy

D-Day -90 year old Veteran escapes Care Home for Normandy. Bernard Jordan a former Mayor of Hove secretly left his Care Home , wearing his medals under his grey jacket and boarded a coach to France.

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D-DAY Adventure for Bernard Jordan – www.seamepost.com

At 10.30pm on Thursday – 12 hours after he was last seen – a younger veteran called to say he had met the pensioner on a coach on the journey to the commemorations.

He said the pair were sitting in a hotel in Ouistreham, Normandy, where world leaders have been mingling with veterans to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Mr Jordan, a former mayor of Hove, was pictured with “Candy Girl” ferry staff on the way back to England.

Staff member Sonia Pittam told Sky News the 90-year-old was “a game old boy”.

She said: “He certainly has his wits about him, he didn’t say much about the landings, just how pleased he was to be on board and couldn’t believe how everyone was looking after them and all the people waving on the route to the harbour entrance.”

Source: Sky News

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MANIFESTATION – ANTI Corrida a Vic Fezensac Gers 32 -DIMANCHE 8 Juin 2014

MANIFESTATION – ANTI Corrida a Vic Fezensac Gers 32 -DIMANCHE 8 juin 2014.@ 9.30-21.30  PARTAGEZ ET INVITEZ ! Share on Facebook Le mouvement Anti Corrida Gers FRANCE advance !

Pour information : Article 521-1 – Le fait, publiquement ou non, d’exercer des sévices graves, ou de nature sexuelle, ou de commettre un acte de cruauté envers un animal domestique, ou apprivoisé, ou tenu en captivité, est puni de deux ans d’emprisonnement et de 30000 euros d’amende.

A titre de peine complémentaire, le tribunal peut interdire la détention d’un animal, à titre définitif ou non. Les dispositions du présent article ne sont pas applicables aux courses de taureaux lorsqu’une tradition locale ininterrompue peut être invoquée. Elles ne sont pas non plus applicables aux combats de coqs dans les localités où une tradition ininterrompue peut être établie.

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Anti Corrida – Vic Fezensac Gers – 8 Juin 2014 -www.seamepost.com

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New Google Driverless Car with No steering Wheel

New Google Driverless Car with No steering Wheel. Video .Fantasy or Futile with Space for 2 people, speed of  25mph and no pedals just an emergency Stop !

Google has demonstrated its own driverless car, a design that does away with all conventional controls including the steering wheel, and says it will build 100 of the vehicles for testing with the eventual aim of “bringing this technology to the world safely”.

The company had for several years been testing everyday cars equipped with sensors, navigation equipment and computers to drive themselves but in the meantime it has secretly developed a prototype from scratch that will have no facility for a human to take control, other than an emergency stop button.

An initial 100 testbed versions would retain manual controls, Google said as it unveiled the car on Tuesday. The controls are needed to comply with the law in California which along with Nevada and Florida allows autonomous vehicles but only if a driver can take charge.

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Google Driverless Car – Fantasy or Futile ? -www.seamepost.com

Chris Urmson, director of Google’s self-driving car project, said the aim was to run extended tests in California where Google is based. Urmson argued driverless cars would improve road safety, calling the development “an important step toward improving road safety and transforming mobility for millions of people”. Google said its testing had suggested it was safer to remove conventional controls altogether because the results of a human having to take over suddenly and unexpectedly were unpredictable and potentially dangerous. “We saw stuff that made us a little nervous,” Urmson told the New York Times. The toy-like concept vehicle has two seats, a screen displaying the route and a top speed of 25mph (40km/h). An array of sensors allows the vehicle’s computer to determine its location and surroundings and it can “see” several hundred metres, according to Google. Source : New York Times

Spain – Major Bullfight Cancelled 3 Matadors badly gored

Spain – Major Bullfight Cancelled 3 Matadors badly gored . Good news for Bulls and our campaigns to STOP BULLFIGHTING . This is the first time in Spain for 35 years after three matadors were badly gored.

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STOP BULLFIGHTING IN SPAIN – Sign the petitions -www.seamepost.com

David Mora suffered serious injuries and had to have a blood transfusion after he was thrown over the horns of a bull called Deslio.

Horrified spectators watched as Mora was dragged like a rag doll by the half-tonne bull until assistants managed to separate the animal from the injured matador.

Bullfighting has been on the decline for years in Spain, with a 2010 survey in leading daily El Pais showing 60 percent of respondents opposed the practice.

Barcelona’s ring held its final bullfight in September 2011 after the Catalonia region banned bullfighting, the second Spanish region to do so after the Canary Islands.

BUT there is are still many bullfights which continue

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It seems hard to believe that in this so-called civilised age, a most vicious and cruel spectacle of blood continues to flourish in Spain and certain other countries. Bullfighting is barbaric and should have been banned long ago, as bear-baiting was. It is difficult to understand how crowds of people will pay money and take pleasure in watching one lone creature – who has never done them any harm — getting hacked to death. How can anyone with an ounce of compassion, cheer and chant olé as a banderilla or lance is thrust into the animal’s pain-racked body?

Bullfighting has a very glorified public image — it is presented as a contest between the brave matador, who boldly risks life and limb to tackle a mad and ferocious beast. The matador is always dressed in a traditional costume of brilliant colours: the bullfight is seen by many as the mysterious ritual between man and beast, which is an integral part of Spanish culture and custom. For this reason, many tourists who visit Spain feel that seeing a bullfight is a necessary part of their holiday

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London’s 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show-best of Gardening

London’s 2014 Chelsea Flower Show showcases the best of Gardening . Video . HM Queen Elizabeth 11 pays her annual visit to this innovative  Royal Horticultural Society show at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea – Home of the Chelsea Pensioners.

 

The 2014 Top awards at the RHS Chelsea Show are :

Best Show Garden - The Laurent-Perrier Garden

Designed by Luciano Giubbilei

Best Fresh Garden - The Mind’s Eye

Designed by LDC Design

Best Artisan Garden - Togenkyo – A Paradise on Earth

Designed by Kazuyuki Ishihara

 

The first Royal Horticultural Society Great Spring Showw as held in 1862, at the RHS garden in Kensington. Before this date the RHS had held flower shows from 1833 in their garden in Chiswick, which themselves had been preceded by fetes. The Great Spring Show was held at Kensington for twenty-six years but in 1888 the RHS decided to move the show to the heart of London. The site chosen was the Temple Gardens, situated between the Embankment and Fleet Street, which had a recorded history dating back to 1307 and which were said to date from the time of the Knights Templar. The roses for which these Temple Gardens were famous were alluded to in Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part 1. Using two marquees requisitioned from the old Kensington shows the 1888 show was a success with exhibits from both amateurs and commercial firms. By 1897 five marquees were being used with many of the best known plant and seed merchants being attracted to the event including Suttons and Sons.

An Annual Delight -Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Show

An Annual Delight -Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Show

The RHS first became involved with the Chelsea Hospital in 1905. Three years before, it had leased the grounds of Holland House in Kensington to hold what was first advertised as a Coronation Rose Show, but which turned into a more general show (with not many roses) by the time it actually opened in June. Two further two-day summer shows took place at Holland House in 1903 and 1904, but then, to the general satisfaction of exhibitors and press, a three-day Summer Show was staged in the Hospital grounds, a more spacious site than Holland House had allowed, with room for five tents. The Summer Shows reverted to Holland House for the years thereafter, except in 1911, when both it and Chelsea proved unavailable, and the Show was held at the Olympia exhibition hall.

The Royal International Horticultural Exhibition of 1912 demonstrated, at a time when the complaints from the Temple were increasing annually, what an excellent site for a show the grounds of the Chelsea Hospital provided. Accordingly, for 1913, the Great Spring Show was moved there. The first Chelsea Flower Show opened on May 20. The Summer Show reverted to Holland House. Despite the First World War, the show was held 1914–1916, but was cancelled in 1917 and 1918.

By the roaring 1920s, the Chelsea Flower Show was back in full swing, the famous Chelsea tea parties were established and Royal visits resumed. In 1926 the show was held a week late due to the General Strike.

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Titanosaur – Dinosaur as big as 14 African Elephants found in Argentina

Titanosaur – Dinosaur as big as 14 African Elephants found in Argentina . Paleontologists in Argentina’s Patagonia region have discovered fossilized remains of a so-called Titanosaur, which may have been the largest dinosaur ever to walk the earth.

Titanosaur was a long-necked, long-tailed sauropod (think Apatosaurus or Brachiosaurus) that walked on four legs and lived during the Cretaceous Period, approximately 95 million years ago.

Titanosaur Nest – The World’s Largest Dinosaurs, an exhibit that opened on April 16 at the American Museum of Natural History

Jose Luis Carballido, a paleontologist at the Egidio Feruglio Museum in Trelew, Argentina, said in a statement Friday that a Titanosaur weighed around 100 tons, or “the equivalent of more than 14 African elephants.

“This is a true paleontological treasure,” Carbadillo’s statement continued. “There are many remains and they were practically intact, something that does not frequently happen.”

Titanosaur Nest - The World’s Largest Dinosaurs, an exhibit that opened on April 16 at the American Museum of Natural History

Titanosaur Nest – The World’s Largest Dinosaurs, an exhibit that opened on April 16 at the American Museum of Natural History

A large titanosaurid nesting ground was discovered in Auca Mahuevo, in Patagonia, Argentina and another colony has reportedly been discovered in Spain. Several hundred female saltasaurs dug holes with their back feet, laid eggs in clutches averaging around 25 eggs each, and buried the nests under dirt and vegetation. The small eggs, about 11–12 cm (4–5 in) in diameter, contained fossilised embryos, complete with skin impressions. The impressions showed that titanosaurs were covered in a mosaic armour of small bead-like scales.The huge number of individuals gives evidence of herd behavior, which, along with their armour, could have helped provide protection against large contemporary predators such as Abelisaurus.

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Titanosaur Bio

Panoramic WATERSIDE House for Sale-UK Wales

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Could Girls beat Boys at Bear Grylls Survival Island ?

Could Girls beat Boys at Bear Grylls Survival Island ?Video .The new TV Programme ‘The Island’ (Channel 4 UK ) with Eaton Educated Bear Grylls evokes childhood memories of Swiss Family Robinson and Robinson Crusoe .In fact it is ‘the Island’ without Bear Grylls (who leaves them to it )and the 13 men marooned on a Pacific Island do not appear to be doing very well. So why no women – would they do better ?!

It’s called The Island With Bear Grylls (Channel 4) but Bear’s not the centre of attention this time. Or even on the island. He’s just presenting, in the Ant’n’Dec role if this is I’m A Nobody Get Me Out Of Here (of course Bear is man enough to play two men). He’s also the boat driver, delivering 13 ordinary British geezers to their remote Pacific island, then dumping them there, for a month.

Marooned on The Island with Bear Grylls ( Channel 4 UK ) -www.seamepost.com

Marooned on The Island without Bear Grylls ( Channel 4 UK ) -www.seamepost.com

More like Survivor, then, than I’m (Not) A Celebrity, but also purer and properer than that too, because this is not a game; there are no rules, no food or luxuries or exemptions to be won. There aren’t even any camera crews; this lot don’t just have to fend for themselves, hunt and gather, they have to film themselves too. It’s about as close as television has got to Lord of the Flies, and it’s absolutely fascinating because of it. Probably quite cheap too – once you’ve paid for Bear (who must cost less after the fakery scandals) and the boat, there’s very little else, not even a box of matches.

What, no women, some are asking. No, because it’s about the crisis in modern masculinity, apparently. “British men have lost the skills that were once passed down from father to son,” says Bear. Boo, says the booers. Girls have skillz, and survive, too.

You know what? I think it’s OK. Not because survival is a men-only thing; I’m just thinking about it as television. If there were women about it would be something different. They’d probably make sensible decisions, be fair and democratic and good team players and establish community, grow crops etc. Whereas a bunch of blokes, and not just blokes but blokes who think they’re in crisis about their blokiness, are going to be painting their faces and waving their willies in the air, forming rival tribes and camps, going to war, possibly even eating each other. Hopefully. I mean how many girls were there in Lord of the Flies? Exactly. There, I’ve settled it.

Initially it doesn’t look super promising. Our blokes – a call centre worker, a sheep farmer, a hairdresser, a neurosurgeon among them – are blokey in an amiable 21st-century way. They banter and bond. They’re immediately open too. Someone is gay; brilliant, well done mate. Someone else has a swastika tattoo; no problem at all, it was just a moment of madness. No willies being waved in the air yet.

But Yorkshire pragmatist Tony has the potential to be annoying. “I suggest we get in single file,” he says. “It’s pointless us all wondering off in different directions.” He’s also (especially annoyingly) right – about this, and about strongly opposing a plan to wade round the outside of the crocodile-infested mangrove (even the swamps are sexist) with the tide coming up. The others are accepting him with good humour, for now. But after two days of trying, and failing, to make fire, their meagre clean water supply – along with patience – is running dangerously short. They sort the fire eventually, but they still haven’t eaten. Goodwill and benevolence aren’t often born out of intense hunger, and Tony could be hard to stomach on an empty one.

What did Tony do before he retired? Police officer. Ha! See, it’s perfect. Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in! When Bear lands back on the beach in a month’s time, like the naval officer at the end of Lord of the Flies, and traumatised skinny men start to emerge like zombies from the burnt forest – stripped of the clothes, their innocence, their morality and their humanity – my guess is the one who doesn’t appear will be Tony.

They won’t have eaten him. You wouldn’t, would you, choose the 70-year-old, if there was younger meat available? Careful Dean: you’d look good on a spit over the fire. Mmm … tastes a bit like chicken. Or is it pork? What about sacrifice? To appease The Beast maybe? Is a month long enough for weirdness to set in? It’ll be fascinating to see.

Unless, on a hunting expedition, some of our more adventurous castaways stumble across the island’s real – and arguably darker – secret. I’m talking about the luxury Sandals beach resort where Bear Grylls is entertaining Channel 4 executives with stories of his own heroics, over cocktails at the bar.

Source : The Guardian -Sam Woolaston

Eaton Educated Bear Grylls - lives on his own Island in Wales ! -www.seamepost.com

Eaton Educated Bear Grylls – lives on his own Island in Wales ! -www.seamepost.com

Bear Grylls has admitted the men marooned on an island in his latest TV offering could have died during filming.

Bear Grylls was appointed Chief Scout in 2009 and has three sons – Jesse , Marmaduke and Huckleberry.He lives on a Barge on The River Thames in London and on an Island of Wales in the Country.

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France House for sale in Forest with Lake/Beach view Pyrenees

France House for sale in Forest with Lake/Beach view Pyrenees Share on Facebook An Exceptional Modern Country House

with independent Garden Apartment Click here for full details
The only house set in  300 hectares of National Forest 
with
Swimming Lake and Beach

 

 

 

Boasting Stunning Panoramic Views to the Pyrenees.

 

from all principal rooms and terraces.

This stunning modern architect designed property in an enviable location, set as it is in 2.21 ha of forest woodlands on the side of a hill, making it remarkably private. If that were not private enough, the property is then surrounded by a further 300 or so hectares of woodland. Constructed over three levels in the mid-70s when planning laws were much more relaxed (so there is no danger of acquiring unwanted new neighbours as you would never get permission to construct here nowadays) the house has been very well designed and has the style of a building by Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s most famous architect.  

Adhering to the philosophy of organic architecture for which Wright was known, indoor and outdoor living spaces are very well integrated. Despite being a modern building, the house fits very naturally into its environment.  

There is an attractive vine on the side of the house and a huge wisteria growing over the front. Although there is obviously a main door, the most natural way to enter the house is via the ramp from the garden to the first level balcony that runs along the entire front of the house. From this balcony, you have the most wonderful view across the forest to the pretty local market town and beyond that to the Pyrenees. Every floor of the house has either a balcony or terrace and every room on the south side of the house has been designed to take advantage of the beautiful view.

The terrace and the balconies have been cleverly constructed so that in the summer when the sun is high there is no direct sunlight into the rooms so they remain cool whereas in the winter when the sun is lower, direct sunlight floods in to provide additional warmth.

Located just outside the village of Aignan , the property provides ~ 240 m² of habitable surface area with an additional ~ 60m² of space in the annexes.   The property comprises 3 floors.           On the first level: Through the front door into a lobby (3m²) with space for storing coats and boots and with steps down to the lower level. Main hall (8.30m²), with cloakroom, sink and Wc (1m²). Stairs to first floor. There are doors through to the dining room and living room. The living room (32.80m²) has 3 large floor-to-ceiling sliding double doors with access out on to the balcony and providing lots of natural light and wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. The feature fireplace divides this large double Salon heating it from both sides, the other half of the room is 25.5m² and has stairs up to the galleried library/study. The kitchen (8.15m²) has fitted units and views out over the hills.           Next to the kitchen is a room (5.10m²) with a bath (the lady who commissioned the house was elderly) but this could easily be removed and the two rooms could be knocked into one giving you an area of 15m² to create a much larger kitchen. Dining room (17.70m²) with large floor to ceiling double sliding doors out to Terrace.       This huge part covered terrace has disabled access and large summer dining (10 pers) and seating areas with wonderful views.       On the second level:

2 Suites – 3 bedrooms ,WC, 2 bathrooms one with shower ,one with bath.
From the landing there is a corridor with large built-in cupboards.
Immediately to your left is the door to the galleried library (10.90m²).

 

Suite 1 (18m²) Bedroom 1 = en-suite with bath, bidet and sink and fitted cupboards ,private terrace overlooking the hills and Pyrenees

Suite 2 Bedroom 2 (12m²) with doors out to a private terrace. Bedroom 3 (11m²) with large fitted wardrobes.
Bathroom (5m²) with shower, sink – Separate Wc (1.10m²).

Garden Floor:   Independent Apartment   Stairs down from the lobby, Door through to corridor leading to bathroom (2.20m²) with shower, bidet and sink. Separate Wc (1.10m²).   Studio Room (25m²) with doors out to the terrace. Separate Kitchen (9.10m²) with fitted cupboards.   Huge Covered terrace with dining and seating areas   Laundry room (5.40m²). . wine cellar (8m²), large 2 car garage (49m²).                 The Estate – easily managed organic gardens and grounds           The garden and parkland is incredibly peaceful and private with wonderful views .     The area immediately surrounding the house is laid to lawn and includes a croquet pitch, golf practice driving range and tennis practice wall..           The rest of the Organic Park (2.21 hectares in total) is to the sides and front of the property and has not seen chemicals for 10 years and is presently mowed in a regime as a wild flower meadow. The Forested borders  provide firewood .   Wildlife abounds in this forest with roe and muntjac deer ,badgers ,wild boar ,red squirrels and pine marten, lizards and salamanders

The bird life many of whom snack from the feeders on the terrace include hoophoe, golden Oriel , nuthatch, woodpeckers ,woodcock ,Kites, buzzard and peregrine falcons.

 

The Forest of Aignan was donated to the community by the Duchess of Bouillon in 1640
and this is the only house ever to have been built in this Forest.

 

At the other end of the 300 hectare forest there is a swimming and fishing lake with a beach and a small cafe – ideal of long hot summer days and barbacues.

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Inspirational Cancer Sufferer Stephen dies after raising 3 million+ for charity

Inspirational Cancer Sufferer Stephen dies after raising 3 million+ for charity.19 year old Stephen Sutton’s original target was to raise £10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. But with the help of a cavalcade of stars the total soared past the £3 million mark. Stephen died today Wednesday 14th May 2014 . DONATE HERE and SHARE !

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Stephen Sutton an INSPIRATION to us all -www.seamepost.com

Last month I teamed up with Make A Wish Foundation to make a short documentary about my life and the things I have been doing recently. My wish was to share my story and positivity with as many people as possible.DONATE HERE The film was scheduled to be released this Tuesday, but with the current momentum of things I feel now is a great time to share it with you all! There have been a few minor tweaks to help keep things current, but here it is- I hope you all enjoy it!! This is the latest inspirational  post on his facebook page  25/04/2014 Hi guys, it’s Stephen here again, and it feels so good to be able to put that. Currently I am feeling well and would describe my current situation as stable. Different people will put my recent physical improvement down to different reasons; I don’t want to over dramatise things too much, but I do just want to mention that everyone’s positive thoughts and support has been hugely appreciated, so thank you for that. The tumours in my body are still rife and dangerous, but I feel so lucky to just still be here, and in fact I feel completely privileged to be in this position where I can help make such a difference to others people lives.

Stephen Sutton-Inspirational Cancer Campaigner -www.seamepost.com

Stephen Sutton-Inspirational Cancer Campaigner -www.seamepost.com

Alongside fundraising I’ve always tried to help people in lots of other ways too. For example, I once did an event involving young people giving out free high fives, fist bumps, hugs, ‘sup nods and handshakes to strangers in the street. Not a penny was raised, but it importantly challenged people to think differently about things and hopefully brightened up their days a bit. I always describe my cancer as a huge kick up the backside that taught me a lot of good: the importance of helping others, of making every second count, of making sure life is for LIVING. The last few days have showed me truly how amazing people and the world can be. Feel free to help out once more by sharing the video link and sharing the positivity- thank you!!  LINKS Stephen’s Facebook Page Teenage Cancer Trust

Aignan Gers France -Fin de Corrida ? Gendarmes Manifestation

Aignan Gers France  -Fin de Corrida ? Gendarmes Manifestation .Video.Preque Seulement des Gendarmes au Manifestation Anti Corrida mais peut-etre c’est le commencement du Fin de Corrida a Aignan Gers ?Signez le Petition – ANTI CORRIDA FRANCE

 

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1853, la corrida est introduite en France par l’impératrice Eugénie de Montijo, épouse de Napoléon III, au mépris de la toute nouvelle loi Grammont de 1851, qui représentait une extraordinaire avancée dans le domaine de la protection animale. Pendant près d’un siècle, la corrida s’est développée en France en toute illégalité, des essais infructueux sont tentés jusqu’à Paris ou Cherbourg au début du XXe siècle. Les organisateurs devaient donc payer des amendes. À la fin du XIXe siècle, des toreros espagnols étaient même expulsés de France. 

Depuis cinquante ans, il existe dans la législation française une loi injuste, en contradiction avec le principe même de la République “une et indivisible”. C’est la loi du 24 avril 1951, dite loi Ramarony-Sourbet. Ce texte a, en effet, initié l’alinéa 7 de l’article 521-1 du Code pénal, ainsi que les articles R 654-1 et R 655-1, introduisant une tolérance en faveur des spectacles de corrida “lorsqu’une tradition locale ininterrompue peut être invoquée”. L’utilisation abusive de cette “tolérance” par les procorrida ainsi que son interprétation exagérément extensive par de nombreux magistrats font que les organisateurs de ces spectacles étendent les zones de corrida en dépit de la condamnation formelle des actes de cruauté et exercent des sévices graves sur les animaux mentionnés à l’alinéa de ce même article.

Pendant un siècle ce spectacle sanguinaire s’est développé illégalement en France jusqu’à une modification de la loi Grammont en 1951 : « Les dispositions du présent article ne sont pas applicables aux courses de taureaux lorsqu’une tradition ininterrompue peut être invoquée. » Cet alinéa a été complété en 1959 : la tradition doit être « locale et ininterrompue ». Il y a eu ensuite une évolution de la signification du mot « locale », en effet, ce terme est élargi à un ensemble démographique partageant une histoire, un mode de vie ; ce qui signifie qu’une commune faisant partie de cet ensemble démographique peut prétendre à une « tradition » même si sur son territoire il n’y a jamais eu aucun spectacle de corrida !

STOP CORRIDA -anti Corrida Aignan Gers - www.seamepost.com

STOP CORRIDA -anti Corrida Aignan Gers – www.seamepost.com

 


Qu’on arrête donc de parler de tradition alors que ce n’est pas le cas !
Qu’on arrête de cautionner le meurtre et la torture d’un animal sensible et innocent !
Les contribuables en ont assez que l’argent public finance la cruauté !
66% des français (Sondage IFOP Août 2010) se prononce pour l’interdiction des corridas en France, il faut que cette majorité se fasse entendre, et quel beau message d’espoir si la municipalité de Bayonne, grande ville taurine, prenait conscience qu’une société civilisée se doit de respecter les animaux et de ne pas banaliser et encourager la violence !

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FREEDOM -130 BEARS to be Rescued from Chinese Bile Farm

FREEDOM -130 BEARS to be Rescued from Chinese Bile Farm. Animals Asia Foundation has struck a deal to rescue all 130 bears living in miserable conditions at a Chinese bile-extraction farm .Experts say China has about 10,000 captive bears that yield about 30 tons of powdered bile a year.

The Bears are improsoned at Flower World, a state-owned horticulture and landscaping company based in Nanning.

Next month, the 28 sickest bears will be making a 745-mile journey to the organization’s existing sanctuary in Chengdu. After that, the foundation plans to convert the Flower World farm into a sanctuary for the remaining bears, a process that will take two years and cost $5 million. That price will also cover the first three years of caring for the bears.

Animals Asia Foundation - This is the START o dsomething very important -www.seamepost.com

Animals Asia Foundation – This is the START of something very important -www.seamepost.com

On bile farms, bears, mostly Asiatic brown bears, but also sun bears and brown bears, spend most of their lives confined to small, rusty cages where their gall bladders are repeatedly tapped—sometimes up to three times a day—and drained of bile.

The bodily fluid is sold as a component of traditional Asian medicine. Of course, the bile doesn’t actually have any real medicinal qualities, but that hasn’t stopped the vile practice. Up to 10,000 bears live on these farms, which can produce as much as 30 tons of powdered bile every year.

Flower World began breeding bears for the bile trade in 2004, but stopped extraction two years ago. “We now believe the bile extraction process is very cruel,” said Yan Shaohong, Flower World’s general manager. He said the bears appear healthy from the outside, but many of them “have inner damage and inflammation, otherwise why do they require so many antibiotics?”

Jill Robinson, Animals Asia founder, praised Yan for his “moral courage” in standing up to the bear-bile trade. Many of the bears suffer from blindness, problems with their teeth, and “severe behavior” from their confinement, she said. The 21 bears that had their bile extracted at Flower World will need surgery to remove their damaged gall bladders.

Public opposition to bear-bile farming is on the rise in China. “We understand through surveys and other feedback that the majority of people here do not want bear bile farming to continue,” Robinson said. “In that sense we are providing a sustainable model that shows how bile farms can be converted to sanctuaries, and that there is true potential for bear farmers to lead by example in now creating peaceful havens for bile farmed bears.”

Source: Animals Asia Foundation

LET US HOPE THAT THEIR LIVES WILL BECOME LIKE IN THIS VIDEO

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Belgium Bans Wild Animals in Circus !

Belgium Bans Wild Animals in Circus ! Belgium passed a bill introduced by the Minister for Animal Welfare that will ban the use of wild animals in circuses. Sign the PETITION FOR YOUR COUNTRY 

Concerns about the living conditions that animals who travel in circuses are forced to endure have raised concerns for some time. Last year, Belgium adopted laws that would require circuses to adhere to the same standards as zoos, but according to the Belgian animal advocacy organization Global Action in the Interest of Animals (GAIA), those standards wouldn’t, or couldn’t, be met, reports FarmingUK.

While many cities in the country had banned circuses with wild animals, the organization and animal advocates continued to fight for a full ban. “The government’s decision is the culmination of a ten-year long struggle conducted by GAIA for a Belgian ban on circuses with wild animals,” said Ann De Greef, Director of GAIA. “It is clear that the welfare of wild animals cannot be guaranteed in circuses; they have no place there. A ban is the only logical step.

We are very pleased; it’s yet another victory in the fight for animals.” Belgium now joins other progressive countries that have taken steps to stop cruelty by enacting bans on animals in circuses including Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, Columbia and Austria, which will be joined by the UK in 2015.

As the treatment of animals continues to gain attention, those advocating for their freedom continue to fight to end this industry’s exploitation of animals who have no business being forced to travel and perform ridiculous tricks for our entertainment.

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BAN WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUS -www.seamepost.com

 

Problems that different species face continue to be exposed and range from severe confinement, grueling transport, an inability to engage in natural behaviors, the stress of being forced to perform for large crowds and the physical and psychological issues that their living conditions cause. In some situations animals are blatantly abused, but circus owners don’t seem to ever face the full repercussions of harming them, while taxpayers continue to foot heavy bills for inspections. According to the Performing Animal Welfare Society, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspected the Carson & Barnes Circus 42 times from 2007 to 2010, which ended up costing $57,246. But the show continued to go on despite repeated violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

In the U.S., animal advocates have been working to get the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (TEAPA), which would ban wild animals in circuses, passed. It was introduced in 2011 by Rep. Jim Moran, but legislators failed to pass it. According to Animal Defenders International, which worked on the bill, they hope to reintroduce this vital piece of legislation again this year. “Keeping elephants in chains, confining wild animals like lions and tigers in small cages, and forcing them to perform unnatural tricks for the sole purpose of human amusement is increasingly difficult to justify the more we learn about these intelligent, social creatures,” said Moran at the bill’s original announcement.

Source : http://www.care2.com/

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U.N. Court Orders Japan to Halt Antarctic Whaling

U.N. Court Orders Japan to Halt Antarctic Whaling.The decision to ban Japan’s annual whaling drive off Antarctica, handed down by the United Nations’ highest court, is a hard-won victory for conservationists who have long argued that Tokyo’s whaling research is a cover for commercial whaling.

The ruling by the International Court of Justice in The Hague halts a Japanese program that has captured hundreds of minke and other whales each year in the Southern Ocean since 2005, all in the name of biological research.

Japanese whaling on an industrial scale began around the 1890s when Japan began to participate in the modern whaling industry, at that time an industry in which many countries participated. Japanese whaling activities have historically extended far outside Japanese territorial waters.

During the 20th century, Japan was heavily involved in commercial whaling. This continued until the International Whaling Commission (IWC) moratorium on commercial whaling went into effect in 1986. Japan continued to hunt whales using the scientific research provision in the agreement, and Japanese whaling is currently conducted by the Institute of Cetacean Research. The whale meat from these scientific whale hunts is sold in shops and restaurants.This is allowed under IWC rules, although most IWC members oppose it.The International Court of Justice has ruled that the Japanese whaling program in the Southern Ocean is not for scientific purposes and has ordered that Japanese whaling in Antarctic waters cease immediately.

RESEARCHED TO DEATH - GREENPEACE www.seamepost.com

RESEARCHED TO DEATH – GREENPEACE www.seamepost.com

 

The Japanese Government claims that whaling is a long standing part of Japanese culture that the international community should not interfere in. But the Australian Government, who first launched the case against Japan in 2010, were quick to challenge this idea — as Greenpeace has consistently done in the past. They pointed out that Southern Ocean whaling in fact began in the 1930s, and that it takes place some 6000km from the Japanese coastline.

GOOD NEWS FOR WHALES IN ANTARTICA - Greenpeace - www.seamepost.com

GOOD NEWS FOR WHALES IN ANTARTICA – Greenpeace – www.seamepost.com

The fact is, the whale meat industry is dying in Japan. Statistics commissioned by Greenpeace Japan found that up to 80% of respondents disagreed with whaling on the high seas. And 85% said they did not know endangered species were being hunted by Japanese ships in the Antarctic Ocean. What’s more, thousands of tonnes of whale meat today remains in frozen storage in Japan because demand is so low. Despite falling catches, the stockpile of whale meat continues to grow.

Source : Greenpeace

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Charge your mobile /Cellphone in 30 seconds ?

Charge your mobile/ Cellphone in 30 seconds ?On Monday at the Think Next symposium in its hometown of Tel Aviv, StoreDot demonstrated a prototype biological battery — roughly the size of two cigarette packs — which charged a Samsung Galaxy S4 in about 30 seconds.

The rapidly-charging smartphone battery is fabricated with chains of amino acids known as peptides. The same naturally occurring protein building-blocks that are at the heart of professional sports’ clubs controversial supplement programs.

Keep in mind that StoreDot’s real advances are in the battery, not the charger. StoreDot is using a new battery chemistry that features “nanodots” derived from bio-organic material. These nanodots are used in both the electrode, which stores the battery’s energy, and the electrolyte, which transfers energy between the battery’s anode and cathode ends. StoreDot says the electrical properties of these nanodots allow the electrode to charge much faster, while still discharging at a rate similar to conventional lithium-ion batteries. And because the technology is based on naturally occurring organic compounds, it’s supposedly cheap to produce.

StoreDot - the secret of fast battery Recharging ? -www.seamepost.com

StoreDot – the secret of fast battery Recharging ? -www.seamepost.com

Although the demo is impressive, it will face some hurdles on the road to commercialization. In the current demo, StoreDot’s battery is physically larger than the one inside Samsung’s Galaxy S4, but its capacity is smaller. So while it can charge much faster, it won’t last as long on a charge. StoreDot says it’s working on the capacity issue and hopes to reach its goal of matching conventional batteries within a year. The charger is much larger as well–though StoreDot says it’s working on reducing the size–and it’ll be roughly twice as expensive as a normal charger. Finally, the phone itself needs to be modified to accommodate a high current during charging, but again, StoreDot says it’s hoping that users could eventually drop the battery into existing phones.

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Vast Numbers of Animals Flee Yellowstone Park USA -Sign of Super Volcano Eruption?

Vast Numbers of Animals Flee Yellowstone Park USA -Sign of Super Volcano Eruption?Video .Are these animals telling us something ? Nearly one quarter of the northern elk herd at Yellowstone National Park is missing, according to the annual winter count, but biologists aren’t sure if there’s been a stunning decline in the herd or if other factors have skewed the tally.

Following a 4.8-magnitude earthquake in Yellowstone National Park, there are  concerns about large droves of animals leaving the area. Could this be evidence that the infamous Yellowstone Supervolcano is on the verge of eruption ?

Current Helium releases at 1000 times above normal. Complete media blackout. Herds of bison running for their lives on the public roadways and they were not being chased or rounded up, the bison were running down the mountain slopes onto roadways running right past a filming crew. They detect something vast and deadly. The Yellowstone Supervolcano is the only thing there that would fit the bill. Watch the animals and watch them close, they will always give you a heads up before an event. Very strange, is the caldera about to blow?

Animals on the move - Yellowstone Park - March 2014 -www.seamepost.com

Animals on the move – Yellowstone Park – March 2014 -www.seamepost.com

Park rangers and scientists say no.Yes, Yellowstone Public Affairs Chief Al Nash said, the March 30 earthquake was the biggest Yellowstone has seen in 34 years.

The 4.8 quake was part of a series of smaller quakes that have hit the greater Yellowstone region over the past few weeks. Many believe those quakes are linked to a recent 5.1-magnitude quake (and aftershocks) that hit in the Los Angeles region earlier in March.

The Yellowstone Caldera is the volcanic caldera and supervolcano located in Yellowstone National Park in the United States, sometimes referred to as the Yellowstone Supervolcano. The caldera is located in the northwest corner of Wyoming, in which the vast majority of the park is contained. The major features of the caldera measure about 34 by 45 miles (55 by 72 km). The caldera formed during the last of three supereruptions over the past 2.1 million years.

Where is Yellowstone ? - www.seamepost.com

Where is Yellowstone ? – www.seamepost.com

Scientists Investigate Wildlife’s Possible Warning Systems -Source :Washington Post 2005

In Khao Lak, 50 miles north of Phuket along Thailand’s western coast, a dozen elephants giving tourists rides began trumpeting hours before the Dec. 26 tsunami — about the time the 9.0-magnitude quake fractured the ocean floor. An hour before the wall of waves slammed the resort area, the elephants reportedly again grew agitated and began wailing. Just before disaster struck, they headed for higher ground — some breaking their chains to flee.

Flamingos that breed this time of year at Point Calimere sanctuary on India’s southern coast left for safer forests well before the tsunami hit, forest officials told the India News.

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Nigella Lawson denied USA entry

Nigella Lawson denied USA entry  .UK celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, whose private life hit the headlines when she testified about drug use last year, was prevented from boarding a flight from London to the United States, a U.S. official said Thursday.Source CNN 4/4/2014. Nigella  was turned back from boarding British Airways Flight 283 from London Heathrow to Los Angeles on March 30, said Lynne Platt, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in London.

Platt would not say why Lawson had been stopped. A representative for Lawson declined to comment.

Lawson made headlines late last year when she admitted to drug use during the fraud trial of two former personal assistants to Lawson.

Let’s Celebrate Nigella Lawson ! She has given us so much pleasure through her recipe books and TV programmes always looking ,beautiful , mischievous and HUNGRY ! Private lives are not our business and we all go through difficult times particularly during divorce and bereavement .

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Nigella Lawson – Beautiful ,mischievous and HUNGRY ! -www.seamepost.com

The daughter of Nigel Lawson, the former British Chancellor of the Exchequer (under Margaret Thatcher ), her cooking genes come from her mother Vanessa’s family -the Salmons , whose family owned the J. Lyons and Co.food and catering business.

Lawson met journalist John Diamond in 1986, when they were both writing for The Sunday Times. They married in Venice in 1992, and have two children. Diamond was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1997, and died in March 2001, aged 47.

One of his last messages to Lawson was:

“How proud I am of you and what you have become”

Source:Youtube -Jimmy Kimmel Live

Now starring in her own USA TV series -’The Taste’

Source :Youtube -Devra Grosselle

Many of us cannot image Christmas without Nigella’s Tips -So lets show her our support by buying more of her Books !

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Portuguese Artist Joana Vasconcelos brings Serious BLING to Manchester

Portuguese Artist Joana Vasconcelos brings Serious BLING to Manchester .The first woman and youngest artist ever to exhibit work at the Château de Versailles, Joana Vasconcelos brings her monumentally-sized works to Manchester. Lilocoptère, originally part of the show in France, features a Bell 47 helicopter adorned with pink ostrich feathers, Swarovski Crystals and gold leaf.

Lilicopter 2013 -Joana Vasconcelos -Manchester City Gallery 2014 -www.seamepost.com

Lilicopter 2012 -Joana Vasconcelos -Manchester City Gallery 2014 -www.seamepost.com

Other creations are similarly ambitious in scale, such as War Games, a black Morris Oxford car covered in toy rifles and LEDs, that brims with toys that move and squeak.

War Games, 2011-Joana Vasconcelos - Manchester City Gallery -www.seamepost.com

War Games, 2011-Joana Vasconcelos – Manchester City Gallery -www.seamepost.com

Meanwhile, a series of water lily-shaped sculptures are shown together for the first time.  With steam irons for petals, they are coloured red, yellow and green in tribute to the Portuguese flag. The pieces open and close to mimic the movement of real flowers, slowly unfurling as they release steam to create a humid robotic flower garden.

Full Steam Ahead - Joana Vasconcelos - Manchester City Gallery  2014 -www.seamepost.com

Full Steam Ahead – Joana Vasconcelos – Manchester City Gallery 2014 -www.seamepost.com

The artist has also selected a number of smaller works for display. These carefully placed interventions create humorous and thoughtful connections with both the historical architecture of the building and with works of art from the city’s collections.

Source: Art Fund.org

The Exhibition is at the Manchester City Gallery until June 1st 2014

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Joana Vasconcelos Bio

 

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