All posts for the month 2015年9月

India has successfully launched its first space observatory and six satellites into orbit.

Published 2015-09-30 by joejoy12
It comes as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s drive to expand his country’s influence in the competitive global space industry.
Mission Director B. Jayakumar says things have gone according to plan so far.
“Just now we completed the PSLV-C30 ASTROSAT Mission and everything went on well in the mission and we have used an external version of PSLV which we call as PSLV XL vehicle for this mission and the performance of the vehicle has been excellent. In fact, it has performed as we wanted.”
The observatory, named Astrosat, will attempt a deeper study of the universe, especially star systems.
It will transmit data to a control centre in the southern city of Bangalore that will manage the satellite during its five-year mission life.QQ图片20150915180925

praise junkies

Published 2015-09-28 by joejoy12

Praise junkies refer to those who constantly seeks/craves praise and attention and highlights everything good they have achieved in order to get praised.

Casey Cowden, 22, describes herself as a puppy asking to have her head rubbed when she brings her latest accomplishment to the assistant manager in her department at the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission. “I really love hearing when I’m doing a good job,” says Cowden, who doesn’t feel that school prepared her for how to behave in the workplace. “It’s affirmation that I’m actually a decent person and I’m doing okay.”90eef340gw1ewb7j74onyj20c80c8dgh

The SINO-U.S. Food Wisdom Valley was established in Seattle, U.S.A. on Wednesday by China’s Yili Group and the U.S. collaborative partners.

Published 2015-09-25 by joejoy12

Based in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the group is the biggest dairy producer in Asia, reaching out to Europe, America, and Oceania.

According to sources, the SINO-U.S. Food Wisdom Valley will effectively promote a wide range of bilateral cooperation between agri-food enterprises, universities, research institutes.

It will force on nutrition and health, product development, food safety, agricultural technology, animal husbandry, veterinary medicine, ecological environmental protection, enterprise management, and personnel training.

“As an important part of the economic and trade exchanges between China and the United States, the agricultural and food industry has always been highly valued by the leaders of our two countries,” Pan Gang, Chairman of the Board and President of Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd, said at the establishment ceremony.5414827520120604145617091_640_副本

Gap years

Published 2015-09-24 by joejoy12

The idea of spending a year away from home is something that appeals to nearly everyone. So why is taking a gap year still considered the wildcard?

For a teenage student, the prospect of providing for yourself, miles away from home, can be daunting. But with an increasing number of gap year companies providing travel and trips abroad to suit any need, it is becoming easier to tailor a dream trip.

You can also find gap year companies that cover everything frominternships abroad to paid work and volunteering. Such companies offer ideas and inspiration to kickstart your travelling dream.

But gap years don’t have to be all about travel. You can have a beneficial year out of education and stay right where you are. Stephanie Wood wants to be a mental health nurse, but with allied health courses being some of the most exclusive and competitive around, she is taking a year off from education in order to gain an edge through work experience: “My plan is to get a job that directly relates to my course for the next few months, so I can really gain a deeper understanding of the healthcare system. Working there over a stretch of time will both give me an impression and insight into the working world of nursing – knowledge to help me through university when I choose to go.”

Choosing to take a year out can help you gain valuable experience as well as give you the opportunity to save up some funds to help you with accommodation when you get to university, living costs, food – or even just extra cash for freshers week.

Gap years aren’t for everyone. Readjusting to an academic timetable after spending time abroad can be a shock. You also need to consider the practicalities, from financing your gap year to surviving without home comforts.

If you do discover that you want to see the world but still go back into education or work in September, you’re in luck – this summer holiday is an extra long one for school leavers, so there’s still plenty of time to book your ticket.5233201410161406204949852

A Wedding Speech

Published 2015-09-23 by joejoy12

Life comes from life. The universe is a living thing made by love and of love. The earth too as part of the universe is a living thing made of love. We experience her love in the abundance of support she provides us such as the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. And we recognize the divinity of her unconditional love and so call her mother earth or some of us refer to her as goddess. We must recognize as well that we too spring from universal love and as such carry a spark of the divine within each and everyone of us.

Ladies and gentleman,

We are here today to witness and celebrate a passage of life, a passage of love, which Ariele and Martin have chosen to enter upon. They have decided to become more than just lovers, but a family. Moving from onstage of life to another. You have been invited to be physical representatives of the divine and give your support to their union, so as to help make their new path a joyous one, one that is walked upon with wonder and ease. For truly, whether we recognize it or not, we are all family all of the time. Therefore we deeply thank you for your presence as we thank the goddess herself for being with us always.

This celebration is not and end, but a beginning, the start of a new process. From my experience it is not the marriage ceremony nor the marriage that is important, but the love and friendship that you share. Those will ensure a longer lasting relationship than any ritual.

With all my heart I bless you and trust that all will go well in your new life together. My love goes with you, as I am sure everyone else’s love in this place goes with you as sell. Goddess be with you. Blessed be.c238b061407985c02cb837c4f925ecdc

mooncakes have not gone bad after 10 years.

Published 2015-09-22 by joejoy12
Mr.Fang , a resident in Hangzhou, southeast China’s Zhejiang province has found that a box of mooncakes in his home have not gone bad after 10 years.
The label on the box shows that the mooncakes were made on September 3, 2005 and the shelf life is 30 day. But 10 years on, the mooncakes still look good.
Mr. Fang believes some preservatives  must have been added to the mooncakes .  He has tried to contact the producer—Xi Zi Hotel in Hangzhou but has not got an answer so far.
Experts says that too much preservatives may be the reason that the mooncakes have not gone bad after 10 years, but whether the amount has exceeded the allowed limits has not yet been ascertained.90eef340gw1emvhh372f8j20c80c8wew

Boston researchers have developed a supercomputer they claim can predict with 96% probability if a patient is about to die.

Published 2015-09-21 by joejoy12
The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has linked monitors on its patients to the system, which is said to be better at spotting illnesses than human doctors.
It is loaded with information about more than 250,000 people from the past 30 years, drawing on this data to make speedy diagnoses.
This speedy disease recognition could allow a quick cure, potentially saving lives as well as predicting patients’ imminent
‘The big picture is that we’re trying to harness the power of big data,’ said Dr Steve Horng, who is leading the project.
‘If you come in, we can take everything we know about you, both in your current visit and previous visits.
‘We can compare that to other patients with similar conditions, and predict diagnoses you might have in the future.’QQ图片20150918175932

milky rain

Published 2015-09-18 by joejoy12
Scientists from two laboratories plan to conduct tests of unusual precipitation that fell across the region in hopes of pinpointing the origins of so-called “milky rain” that has mystified residents.
Officials at both the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Benton Clean Air Agency, both in Washington state, said they had collected samples of the rain, which left a powdery residue on cars across a wide swath of two states.
Scientists at the Pacific Northwest Nationallab said they believe the rain may have carried volcanic ash from an erupting volcano in Japan, while Benton Clean Air said its staffers believe dust from central Oregon was the culprit. QQ图片20150911153654


Published 2015-09-17 by joejoy12

On the first day of college, the Dean addressed the students, pointing out some of the rules:

“The female dormitory will be out-of-bounds for all male students, and the male dormitory to the female students. Anybody caught breaking this rule will be fined $20 the first time.”

He continued, “Anybody caught breaking this rule the second time will be fined $60. Being caught a third time will cost you a fine of $180. Are there any questions?”

At this point, a male student in the crowd inquired: “How much for a season pass?”b7bec0c0gw1ew45cp71h8j20c80byt91

I Want To Buy That

Published 2015-09-16 by joejoy12

A blonde goes into a nearby store and asks a clerk if she can buy the TV in the corner.

The clerk looks at her and says that he doesn’t serve blondes, so she goes back home and dyes her hair black.

The next day she returns to the store and asks the same thing, and again, the clerk said he doesn’t serve blondes.

Frustrated, the blonde goes home and dyes her hair yet again, to a shade of red.005BKX9Jjw1ew3799fa56j30go0gota4

Sure that a clerk would sell her the TV this time, she returns and asks a different clerk this time.

To her astonishment,this clerk also says that she doesn’t serve blondes.

The blonde asks the clerk, “How in the world do you know I am a blonde?”

The clerk looks at her disgustedly and says,”That’s not a TV. It’s a microwave!”