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Sirens Herald Start of Israeli Memorial Day

By JTA Published April 24, 2012.

A one-minute siren marked the beginning of Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day, Israel’s official Memorial Day.

Tuesday evening’s siren was immediately followed by a national ceremony held at the Western Wall and televised to the entire nation.

“Your beloved ones had a crucial part in the achievements of the state,” Israeli President Shimon Peres told the bereaved families at the ceremony. “We shall forever remain indebted to your children. no act or gesture on our part can relieve your pain and the memories that will not vanish.”

According to official figures, the total number of fallen security personnel and terror victims from 1860 to 2012 stands at 22,993, with 126 killed since last Remembrance Day. There are 10,524 bereaved families of security personnel, 2,396 orphans and 4,992 widows of the Israeli military and the defense establishment.

At a ceremony earlier in the day at the Yad Lebanim memorial, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the bereaved parents and political and religious figures on hand, “It was the heartfelt duty of our dear ones that led them to face the enemy. It is the duty of our conscience that leads us to stand with eyes closed and not only remember but look toward the future as well. Today, the people of Israel lay aside disagreements and stand as one beside you. Today we remember the fallen of Israel’s wars, all of our dear ones. Each one had a family. every name has a life’s story of its own; an entire world has been cut short.”

Netanyahu’s brother Yonatan was killed in the Israeli military’s July 1976 mission to rescue hostages at the Entebbe Airport in Uganda.

“As a member of a bereaved family, Remembrance Day is very significant for me,” the prime minister said. “It is not only a national day of remembrance, it is also a private day of remembrance for me and my family, as it is for all of you.”

Memorial services will be held in communities and military cemeteries across the country on Wednesday, culminating with a torch-lighting ceremony on Mount Herzl at 8 p.m., which ushers in Yom Ha’atzmaut, or Israel Independence Day.

Also Tuesday, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics announced that Israel’s population stands at 7.88 million. There were 806,000 residents of Israel when it was established in 1948.

Three-quarters of the population, or 59.3 million people, is Jewish. The 1.62 million Arabs in Israel comprise 20 percent of the population.

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    Posted by admin - April 25, 2012 at 2:00 am

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    United States Weather News and Global Warming

    Global warming is being laughed at by millions of people as news about the weather continues to be very cold. on January 5, 2010 the Weather Channel said forecasters are bracing for the worst winter in 25 years for the United States. I personally left the Nashville, Tennessee area in below freezing temperatures on Sunday January, 3rd enroute to Lexington, Kentucky where it was below freezing. Alright, I went north but then I boarded a plane and a connector flight ending up in Charlotte, North Carolina where it was freezing Sunday night. then I headed to Hickory, North Carolina where it has remained freezing Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. the temperature now on Tuesday evening is 25 degrees F and will reach 19 in a few hours.

    The Weather Channel said the cold spell is expected to last for weeks. now, how can global warming alarmist say the world is in danger of warming too much? Record colds are being reported even as far south as Florida for many cities. Add to this cold wind chills and the weather actually feels colder than the already below freezing temperatures in too many places to list here. Update on the weather in Florida as I am writing this just after 11:00 P.M. January, 5th. the state of Florida has announced a State of Emergency because of the record breaking cold weather. Wake up global warming alarmist to the news right in front of you. Check it out in other countries as well. Climate change is natural and will always happen in spite of mans shortcomings. Man-made or anthropogenic causes of global warming are so miniscule it will never stop global freezing temperatures.

    Copenhagen, Denmark was cold for the Climate Change Summit and Washington D.C. was freezing as President Obama arrived back from Copenhagen. is there not something wrong with this picture in relation to global warming? the temperatures are dropping still lower as I am finishing this article. if lowering temperatures were happening on a small scale then global warming enthusiasts might have a point. Global freezing is being reported on a massive scale. the winter of 2009 was brutal. the winter of 2010 is already brutal and it is in the beginning stages.

    Record breaking cold and hot temperatures for every state in the U.S.A. are available online. Several countries record temperatures are also listed. People who were on the fence about global warming are now waking up to the facts. Media bias and false documentation on temperature readings by some scientists deceived many for a while. but who once said, you can fool some of the people some of the time but you can not fool all of the people all of the time? Let us heed the wise sayings and advice of our forefathers for our own earthly good. We might save ourselves from looking so foolish in the meantime.

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      Nicholas Courtney best known for his role as Brigadier in the UKs original Doctor who series has passed away at the age of 81. orgwikiBrigadier_LethbridgeStewart.

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        Posted by admin - February 23, 2011 at 8:00 am

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        Google chief Eric Schmidt hails the smartphone future (Guardian)

        Eric Schmidt tells Mobile World Congress that mobile phones will keep track of our lives and cars will drive themselvesMobile phones in the future will be able to monitor our health, alert us to nearby sales and "do things that we haven’t even begun to think of", Google’s chief executive and chairman Eric Schmidt told the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Tuesday evening.Promising a world in which a further two billion people would be connected by mobile phone, Schmidt said that "pretty soon, in a year or two, with the phones many of you have already and the tablets, you will never forget anything. Starting soon it will be possible to remember the hotels you went to, the pictures you took, the friends you met, because computer memories last forever."He denied that Google was being affected by the rapid rise of the social networking site Facebook, insisting that Microsoft remained the search company’s biggest rival. "We’ve seen no evidence that advertising on Facebook is hurting our advertising in any way. Facebook is additive [to Google’s business]. Microsoft is a core competitor and likely to remain our main rival for a long time."He added that he "would have loved" for the Finnish mobile phone company Nokia, which last week announced a tie-up with Microsoft, to have chosen the Google’s Android software platform for its future smartphones."We would like them to adopt Android in the future," Schmidt said. "We’re sorry that they made a different choice. We certainly tried [to persuade them]." it has been suggested that both Microsoft and Google offered Nokia financial help running to tens of millions of pounds if it chose their competing smartphone platforms. Nokia did discuss the matter with Google, but talks broke down.Schmidt said that rapid improvements in the power of mobile phones and their built-in processors meant that top-of-the-line smartphones such as the Google Nexus S would be common and cheap in a few years’ time, transforming the experience of many people."in the next decade, because I’m a computer scientist, I believe very strongly in the optimistic view of what we can do with computers and science. If you look at problems like global warming, terrorism and [the need for] financial transparency, they can all be helped by computing power. those are fundamentally information problems, and that’s what computer science is about."Schmidt, 55, announced in January that he will step aside as chief executive in April, to be replaced by Larry Page, one of its co-founders who ran the company until Schmidt joined in 2001.but Schmidt said Page was happy for him to travel and make speeches like the one he gave: "When we talked about making [Google’s management] more efficient, Larry said ‘you get to fly around more’. If Larry’s awake he’s at his desk now, while Sergey [Brin, the other Google co-founder] is working on new opportunities that you’ll see." He shrugged off suggestions that the company might buy Twitter: "We love Twitter and I love to tweet," he said when asked whether Google was "interested" in Twitter.Schmidt said that people starting to write software now were beginning with mobile phones rather than PCs, because smartphones capable of connecting to the internet began to outsell them in the final quarter of 2010 ? "and the PC isn’t going to catch up".He said the biggest opportunities lay in smartphones that "with your permission" would be aware of your interests and be able to alert you to items of interest, whether they matched your personal tastes or your desire to purchase items and services.He alluded to Groupon, the local coupon company which last year turned down a $6bn (£3.7bn) offer from Google: "once your phone knows where the person is, via an opt-in service, then a business model where a phone can alert you to a buying opportunity should revolutionise business. Look at Groupon ? these models around consumerism really do work when they’re tied to location."Schmidt also suggested cars drive themselves ? "perhaps with a kill switch in case there are bugs. they would certainly drive themselves better than you can when you’re drunk. but it might take a couple of decades."Google revealed last year it had put a number of self-driving cars on US roads.Eric SchmidtGoogleMobile World CongressMobile phonesTelecomsTelecommunications industryCharles Arthurguardian.co.uk © Guardian News & Media Limited 2011 | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | more Feeds

        Google chief Eric Schmidt hails the smartphone future (Guardian)


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