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Saturday, 18 August 2012

visitor counts last sevn Days

Day Date Page Loads Unique Visits First Time Visits Returning Visits
Saturday 18th August 2012 31 9 4 5
Friday 17th August 2012 164 99 87 12
Thursday 16th August 2012 105 30 21 9
Wednesday 15th August 2012 117 32 18 14
Tuesday 14th August 2012 208 127 110 17
Monday 13th August 2012 129 38 25 13
Sunday 12th August 2012 87 25 17 8
Saturday 11th August 2012 69 19 12 7

          

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Fw: The Elephant Whisperer

 
 
 


 
 
 
 




 
 
 
 
About Lawrence Anthony, Elephant Whisperer

How about this for a tribute?
Lawrence Anthony, a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestseller The Elephant Whisperer, bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during the US invasion in 2003.
On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony died. He is remembered and missed by his wife, 2 sons, 2 grandsons and numerous elephants.
Two days after his passing, a remarkable thing happened. The wild elephants showed up at his home led by two large matriarchs. Separate wild herds arrived in droves to say "goodbye" to their beloved man-friend. A total of 20 elephants  walked more than 12 miles to get to his South African house.
 
People were awed while witnessing this spectacle, not only because of the  intelligence and precise timing that these elephants sensed about Lawrence's passing, but also because of the profound memory and emotion that the beloved animals evoked in such an organized way: Walking slowly - for days - making their way in a solemn one-by-one queue from their habitat to his house.
Lawrence's wife, Francoise, was especially touched, knowing that the elephants hadn't been to his house for well over a year, yet they knew where to go! The elephants seemed to want to pay their deep respects, honoring their friend who saved their lives - so much respect that they stayed for 2 days and 2 nights. Then one morning, they left, making their long journey back home.
 

 

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

FW: known knowns

DO YOU REMEMBER THIS..?

 

 

Known knowns, known unknowns, unknown unknowns and the propagation of scientific enquiry

 

In February 2002, Donald Rumsfeld, the then US Secretary of State for Defence, stated at a Defence Department briefing: There are known knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we don't know.

 

As a result, he was almost universally lampooned since many people initially thought the statement was nonsense. However, careful examination of the statement reveals that it does make sense, indeed the concept of the unknown unknown existed long before Donald Rumsfeld gave it a new audience.

Much scientific research is based on investigating known unknowns. In other words, scientists develop a hypothesis to be tested, and then in an ideal situation experiments are best designed to test the null hypothesis. At the outset the researcher does not know whether or not the results will support the null hypothesis. However, it is common for the researcher to believe that the result that will be obtained will be within a range of known possibilities. Occasionally, however, the result is completely unexpected—it was an unknown unknown.

There are many known knowns of intracellular protein targeting and, as with many fields of research, it seems that the number of known unknowns increase in parallel. The key determinants for targeting to mitochondria have been determined, and there are at least four subclasses of mitochondrial-targeted proteins containing different targeting signals that are directed to different sites within the mitochondrion (outer membrane, inter-membrane space, inner membrane, and matrix) by different mechanisms (Bolender et al., 2008; Whelan and Glaser, 2007) (Fig. 1). However, much remains unknown, especially in plants. For example, there are now a number of known unknowns resulting from a previously unknown unknown: the existence of proteins dually targeted to both plastids and mitochondria (Peeters and Small, 2001; Ma and Taylor, 2002; Whelan and Glaser, 2007). We now know that dual targeting to plastids and mitochondria occurs as a result of ambiguous signal sequences, but we do not know how these signals are recognized by both organelles, when other proteins are only recognized by one (Whelan and Glaser, 2007).

 

SO,…. NOW YOU KNOW…!!!

 

Regards,

Freddie Reese

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Visitors to site last seven days

 
Day Date Page Loads Unique Visits First Time Visits Returning Visits
Thursday 9th August 2012 44 15 10 5
Wednesday 8th August 2012 106 28 17 11
Tuesday 7th August 2012 199 135 122 13
Monday 6th August 2012 153 57 44 13
Sunday 5th August 2012 143 76 63 13
Saturday 4th August 2012 62 25 14 11
Friday 3rd August 2012 91 33 20 13
Thursday 2nd August 2012 94 28 16 12

          

FW: Senior moment

Did you ever wonder where all the dinosaurs went.??

 

Regards,  Freddie Reese

 

 

 

THE FIRST SENIOR MOMENT ON RECORD

And 
      that's what happened to the dinosaurs

 

 

 



 

 

 

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

50ty anniversary.

Time marches on. Jamaican Independence party at the Jamaican Blue Mountains Club, Notting Hill. We had all been at the official party, at the Savoy Hotel the night before, at this one I was elected as an Honorary Jamaican by the Local Residents Association. Seated next to the guy in the light suit, and looking across at me, is Ben Dunkley, my great mate from art school, who propped me up on a couple of occasions when I felt like dropping out. In the event, we both finished up in advertising. He was a brilliant graphics artist and did most of the sign work for London Transport. Sadly, he died at the age of 52. The chap sitting next to me, with specs, is Vivien Durumn, Jamaican Minister of Agriculture, who supplied the necessary herbage for the evening. A memorable night.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Fw: Do not delete photo - please forward

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 


This came from a Marine unit over in  Afghanistan    ... Their wish is to send it

to as many people in the country as possible.

(Be sure to read their note at the end of the e-mail).. Hopefully we can help them achieve their goal.



 
 






I HOPE I DO NOT HEAR OF ANYONE


BREAKING THIS
  

ONE OR SEE


DELETED
 

This is a ribbon for


soldiers fighting in  Afghanistan .. Pass it on to everyone


and pray.
  

SLEEP LAST


NIGHT?
  

Bed a


little lumpy...
 

Toss and


turn any....
 

Wish the heat was higher...
 

Maybe the air con
 

Wasn't on...
 

Had to go to the loo.......
<
?>

Need a drink of


water.
 

?


?


Scroll


down
 










Yes.. It is like that!
 

Count your blessings,

And
 

The next time when...
 

The other car cuts you off and you must hit the brakes,


Or you have to park a little further from Argos than you want to be,
 

Or


you're served slightly warm food at the restaurant,
 

Or you're sitting and cursing the traffic in front of you,
 

Or


the shower runs out of hot water,
 Think of them... 

Protecting your freedom!
  




DO   NOT DELETE-PL
EASE PASS    ON   

-Message from  Afghanistan
    

We wanted to do
  

Something to pay tribute
  

To our fallen comrades in  Afghanistan the one way that we could
 

Think of doing that is by taking a picture of
  

a Company saying the way we feel.
  

It would be awesome if you could find a way to share


This with our fellow countrymen.
  

I was wondering if there was any way to get this into your


Papers to let the world know that


'WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN'


And are proud to serve our country.




They would like to have it passed to as many people as possible, to let the


folks back home know that they remember why they're there and
that they remember those who've been lost.....
Send this to

 

13 people in the next 15 minutes. Go.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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