Wednesday, February 11, 2015

JAN 27, 2015

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Poetry At Work Day

An ode to…the time clock? The assembly line? The office computer? The poem may need some work, but this is what Poetry At Work Day is all about – finding the beauty in your job and putting it into some form of artful prose.
Every day in our jobs we encounter people and situations that could be put into verse – whether it be a line from an important presentation, a rhythm you notice in the manufacturing process, or perhaps the feelings you wish to encapsulate about the people you serve or a situation you faced. Poetry at Work Day is a great opportunity to take a bit of time to slow down and get your creative juices flowing – to try to put into words in a beautiful way an aspect of your workplace. So, get brainstorming and creating your poetic masterpieces – the world is waiting to hear them!
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Word of the Day


Definition:(adjective) Foolish or silly, especially in a smug or self-satisfied way.
Usage:He made these fatuous pronouncements with such conviction that no one dared to contradict him.

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Stephen Foster Memorial Day

Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864) was a composer whose popular songs and ballads have found a lasting place in American music. When he died at the age of 37, he left behind more than 200 compositions—among them "Camptown Races," "Oh! Susanna," and "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair." January 13, the anniversary of Foster's death, was proclaimed Stephen Foster Memorial Day in 1951. In Florida, this day is part of Stephen Foster Memorial Week, and events include performances by musical groups from schools and universities throughout the state.

Wilhelm Wien

German physicist Wilhelm Wien is noted for his work on hydrodynamics, X-rays, and the radiation of light, but it was his work on blackbody radiation that set him apart in the field. In 1893, he derived a law that relates the maximum emission of a blackbody to its temperature. In 1911, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in recognition of his "discoveries regarding the laws governing the radiation of heat." 

First Mickey Mouse Comic Strip Released

Mickey Mouse's first incarnation of sorts was as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, created by Walt Disney for Universal Studios. After Universal threatened to cut Disney's budget, Disney reorganized his studio and created Mickey to keep his company afloat. Mickey was rather mischievous in early cartoons but later evolved into a well-meaning everyman. Today, he is one of the most recognizable cartoon characters in the world.
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1854 - Anthony Faas of Philadelphia, PA, was granted the first U.S. patent for the accordion. He made improvements to the keyboard and enhanced the sound. 

1898 - Emile Zola's "J'accuse" was published in Paris.

1966 - Elizabeth Montgomery’s character, Samantha, on "Bewitched," had a baby. The baby's name was Tabitha. 

1966 - Robert C. Weaver became the first black Cabinet member when he was appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development by U.S. President Johnson.

1990 - L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia, the nation's first elected black governor, took the oath of office in Richmond.

1992 - Japan apologized for forcing tens of thousands of Korean women to serve as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II.

1997 - Debbie Reynolds received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1999 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) announced his retirement from the NBA.

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If You Were Born Today, January 13

You are a determined and driven person who is acutely aware of the need for change. Although you fear change on one level, you rarely let things slide because you know you have to work for the things you want in life, and you don't want to let things slip by. Some of you are a little neurotic, needing to solve problems immediately! However, most of you are simply proactive, hard-working, and wise. You have strong managerial skills. Most of you are highly perceptive and compassionate, and some are downright psychic. Famous people born today: Orlando Bloom, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Patrick Dempsey, Rip Taylor 

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Picture of Vestrahorn mountain in southeastern Iceland

A Curtain Lifts

Photograph by Johan Brouwer, National Geographic
Rain and fog nearly spoiled Johan Brouwer’s plan to photograph lava dunes during sunset near Stokksnes in southeastern Iceland. “I was looking for other opportunities to make the most out of the moment,” Brouwer writes. “I saw this great reflection of lava dunes in the water, and suddenly the fog disappeared partly, which gave the whole scene a mystical appearance.”
To get this shot, taken below Vestrahorn mountain, Brouwer focused on the reflections with his camera on a tripod, protecting it against the wind and rain. “The wind stopped very briefly, and I was able to take the picture. A few seconds later the fog came back and the wind and rain continued.”

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Best Museums In The World

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C, United States - The Smithsonian is the world’s largest research and museum complex: it has 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and several research stations. In all, over than 137 million objects detailing America’s story are housed there
Best Museums In The World: The Smithsonian

Le Louvre, Paris, France – The Louvre, originally a medieval fortress, became a museum two centuries ago. The museum exterior is world famous due to the pyramid in the main entrance that was added in 1989. The museum’s collections are among the most important in the world but the most famous attraction is without a doubt Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”
Best Museums In The World: Le Louvre, Paris, France

The Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece - The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies on the archaeological site of Makrygianni and the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens. The ground floor is transparent glass that provides a walk over an amazing history with a view of the archaeological excavation of the Acropolis itself
Best Museums In The World: The Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece

State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia - A museum of art and culture. It is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852. It holds over three million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. The collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings along Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors
Best Museums In The World: State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia

The British Museum, London, England - The largest museum in Britain. It looks after the national collection of archaeology and ethnography. It holds more than 8 million objects from different eras
Best Museums In The World: The British Museum

The Prado, Madrid, Spain – The main Spanish national art museum. It features one of the world’s finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, and unquestionably the best single collection of Spanish art
Best Museums In The World: The Prado, Madrid

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, United States – Also known as The Met, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere. Its collection of more than two million items from all over the world and from all eras is incredible. Just for example: Its European paintings include works by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, Rodin, and others. The Egyptian Collection showcases the tomb of Perneb and the Temple of Dendur
Best Museums In The World: The Met, NYC

The Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Italy - The Vatican Museums are the museums of the Vatican City and are located within the city’s boundaries. They display works from the immense collection built up by the Roman Catholic Church throughout the centuries including some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. It was founded in the early 16th century. The Sistine Chapel with its ceiling decorated by Michelangelo and the Stanze della Segnatura decorated by Raphael are on the visitor route through the Vatican Museums. The Vatican Museums broke attendance records in 2011 with just over 5 million people
Best Museums In The World: The Vatican Museums

The Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy - The Uffizi is one of the oldest and most famous art museums of the Western world. It holds the world’s finest collection of Renaissance paintings. All the famous and important Italian artists are there, from all eras
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Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands - A Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history. The museum has on display 8,000 objects of art and history, from their total collection of 1 million objects from the years 1200–2000, among which are some masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer
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