Spotlight on Dom Um Romao

Aug. 16th, 2017 10:28 pm
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For today the music i have selected ,and still on a Brasilia theme is the debit album by Dom Um Romao which i found in a charity shop in Gillingham. for just 50 pence - and what a great album it is.

Dom Um Romão - Dom Um Romão




"Dom Um Romão" (1990), compiles two previous albums by Muse - "Dom Um Romão" (1974) and "Spirit of the Times" (1975). This record was latter re-issued by Vogue (Samba de Rua, 1990), 32 Jazz ("The Complete Muse Recordings", 1999) and Savoy ("Complete Muse Sessions", 2010).


Dom Um Romão (1974)
00:00:00 Dom's Tune
00:08:43 Cinnamon Flower (Cravo e Canela)
00:13:45 Family Talk
00:19:31 Ponteio
00:25:40 Baun-Blek-Blu
00:30:23 Adeus Maria Fulô

Spirit of The Times (1975)
00:38:30 Shake (Ginga Gingou)
00:41:27 Wait on The Corner
00:47:38 Lamento Negro
00:51:32 Highway
00:55:53 The Angels
00:59:53 The Salvation Army
01:03:52 Kitchen (Cosinha)

My CD copy is a European edition.

SDC10730

On the French Vogue label it  is called "Samba de Rua" Same tracks but different cover.
Between 1971 to 1974, he was a member of Weather Report.

Great find though!
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Posted by Emily Atkin

This story was originally published by the New Republic and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Last summer, just weeks after being crowned the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump scored major political points by visiting flood-ravaged southern Louisiana. The flooding was America’s worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy, and yet, President Barack Obama had not yet interrupted his vacation to tour the damage. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, hadn’t visited either. Victims felt ignored. But some saw hope in Trump. “It just lets you know that somebody on the national level is doing something,” flood victim Sandra Bennett told the New York Times. Reverend Bill Engelhart told the Los Angeles Times, “[Trump] really cares, and this is his way of showing it.”

A decision Trump made Tuesday, nearly a year to the day after his Louisiana visit, suggests otherwise: He signed an executive order that, among other things, rescinds flood protections for federally funded buildings and infrastructure. First reported by E&E News, Trump’s order undoes an Obama-era executive order that required new public infrastructure projects — like subsidized housing, hospitals, and fire departments — to be built a few feet above the so-called “100-year floodplain,” or the height at which there is a 1 percent chance you’ll experience an enormous flooding event. The requirement accounts for future sea-level rise predicted by “the best-available and actionable science,” the order reads.

As the Washington Post noted in 2015, Obama’s order was the first time the federal government took sea-level rise projections into account, instead of relying only on historical data. It was also the rare climate change policy that was praised by both conservative and progressive interest groups. That’s because sea levels are undeniably rising. Conservatives might always deny and fight about the fact that humans caused that sea-level rise, but adaptation to storms and flooding is far less controversial that ascribing blame to humans and acting to prevent it. Groups on the right and the left also mostly agree that it’s dumb to spend taxpayer dollars on expensive projects that are at a high risk of being destroyed by natural disasters.

But Trump is on a mission to undo as many of Obama’s policies as possible, no matter now reasonable they were. In a press conference announcing his executive order — the same press conference in which he again blamed “both sides” for the fatal violence in Charlottesville — Trump said approvals for new infrastructure projects take too long because of the regulatory process. Trump wants to spend $200 billion on infrastructure projects, including repairing bridges and roads, building new airport terminals, reconstructing the Northeast Corridor rail line, even financing a clean energy power plant on the Hudson River. Ostensibly, undoing Obama’s flood standards will be a way to speed up these projects. (Trump did not say that was the specific reason, nor did a reporter ask.)

But speedily built projects are worthless if they become damaged beyond repair in just a few years. They likely will, as flooding is the country’s most common natural disaster. It’s also the costliest: FEMA estimates that flood damage costs Americans $260 billion from 1980 to 2013. Federal flood insurance claims are also through the roof, averaging $1.9 billion annually from 2006 to 2015. And as we work to fix these projects that weren’t protected from flooding, the working class people who Trump promised to protect will suffer most from the loss of their rail line, bridge, fire station, housing project, or hospital. “This is climate science denial at its most dangerous, as Trump is putting vulnerable communities, federal employees, and families at risk by throwing out any guarantee that our infrastructure will be safe,” Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune said in a statement.

What makes all this so confounding is that Trump clearly recognizes the threat of sea-level rise. Last year, he applied for a permit to build a sea wall to prevent erosion at his oceanfront golf resort in Ireland. Trump later withdrew that permit — because of opposition from locals, not because the threat disappeared. As Politico reported, the application included an environmental impact statement that said, “If the predictions of an increase in sea-level rise as a result of global warming prove correct, however, it is likely that there will be a corresponding increase in coastal erosion rates … around much of the coastline of Ireland. In our view, it could reasonably be expected that the rate of sea-level rise might become twice of that presently occurring …”

It’s not just Trump’s foreign properties that are at risk from rising seas. “In 30 years, the grounds of Mar-a-Lago could be under at least a foot of water for 210 days a year because of tidal flooding along the intracoastal water way, with the water rising past some of the cottages and bungalows,” the Guardian reported last year, citing an analysis by Coastal Risk Consulting. And The Hill reported that “Trump’s oceanfront condos in Miami and his Doral golf course would also be threatened, according to projections by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the South Florida Regional Climate Change Compact.”

And yet, Trump has made clear that he thinks climate change is a “hoax.” That’s why Democratic Representative Earl Blumenauer in June introduced a bill, “The Prohibiting Aid for Recipients Ignoring Science (PARIS) Act,” to block the president’s properties from federally subsidized flood insurance. “The American people should not be responsible for bailing out leaders who ignore science to gain political points, while subjecting the United States — and the rest of the world — to the catastrophic effects of climate change,” the congressman said. “Trump may choose to reject science, but he can’t ignore the impacts — especially as they happen in his own backyard.”

The bill will never become law, but Blumenauer is right about the president’s hypocrisy. When Trump visited Louisiana last year, he said, “I came here to help.” But now he’s showing little concern not only for future flood victims, but the taxpayers who will have to cover the damage to public infrastructure wrought by rising seas.

This story was originally published by Grist with the headline Trump revoked an Obama rule that protected against flooding on Aug 16, 2017.

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Posted by Emma Foehringer Merchant

After the United Kingdom and France joined the Netherlands and Norway in putting an end date on the sales of fossil fuel–powered cars, the E.U. may set wide-reaching requirements for electric vehicles.

Per reports from Climate Home, the E.U. governing body is mulling an electric and hybrid car quota for automakers by 2030. Though such a proposal would fit with the E.U.’s overall pro-climate stance, it may or may not happen, according to contradictory accounts that have emerged over the past few weeks. The most recent report suggests a proposal is likely.

“They have made it very clear that it is their intention to go to a zero-emissions mandate,” an unnamed source with knowledge of internal E.U. talks told Climate Home. “The car industry has been told to stop complaining about it and start being constructive.”

Policy aside, recent economic forecasts suggest that electric vehicles may account for more than half of global car sales by 2040. Several European companies, including Volvo, are taking the hint. Even scandal-embattled Volkswagen unveiled four new electric cars in April.

This story was originally published by Grist with the headline The European Union is considering an electric car mandate. on Aug 16, 2017.

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Aug. 16th, 2017 11:43 am
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I've been sick. I was traveling and offline, and then I came home and was sick with a nasty cold I picked up while gone, and then I glanced at the headlines of what had been happening and was promptly sick with horror and grief.

So far I've thrown money at the SPLC.

As so many other people have been saying: if you've ever wondered what you would have done in 1936, when the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei was seizing control of the German government, or in 1965, as Dr. King was marching on Selma, now you know. It's what you're doing now.

Sunspots

Aug. 16th, 2017 05:05 pm
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I was testing the solar filter for the camera, in preparation for Monday’s eclipse. We won’t be seeing the total eclipse, but I’m hoping to get some good shots of the partial.

As I was processing the results, I realized I’d captured sunspots!  (Those dark spots in the upper left.)

Sun with sunspots

Click to embiggen.

For those who wonder about such things, this was taken on the 100-400mm lens, fully zoomed to 400mm. ISO 640, f/10, with a 1/3200 shutter speed. I had to set everything manually, because the camera overexposed the shot if left to its own devices.

I think next time I’ll try to reduce the ISO down to about 100 and see if that gets rid of the minor graininess.

Processing involved cropping the shot, noise reduction, and an orange overlay.

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

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For: RoryChaze / [community profile] wipbigbang
Title: SLiCE (for the main banners)
Fandom: Haikyuu!! (anime)
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Disclaimer: Don't own or profit from them
Inspired by: SLiCE by RoryChaze
Bragging Rights: I can't believe I got so many pieces done, yay me! \o/ :D

Sample:


Artist's notes: I wasn't supposed to sign up for anything for a while, but when I saw there's a Haikyuu!! story without art over here, I couldn't resist the temptation :) I had so much fun working with these images, I hope you enjoy them too ^_^

A huge thank you to RoryChaze for the inspiration, and for sharing my love of the series ^_^ And thank you to the people running the WIPBigBang, I'm really happy I got this chance to participate with my art!

The rest of the art can be found on AO3 | on DW | on LJ


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8/16/2017 The Nature Area

Aug. 16th, 2017 12:26 pm
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Left the car at 7:30 under high fog but without a jacket, walked up beside The Little Farm, into Wildcat View group camp and out through New Woodland group camp, up Pine Tree to Laurel Canyon trails, down Laurel Canyon Road, up to Jewel Lake and back on Upper Packrat Trail. I managed the two occasions of very high steps, but it's discouraging. Bird of the day was Wilson's warbler, there were so many! Feeding young, even a couple of songs. Where were the corvids? )

There was still water moving under the bridge at The Little Farm and even a trickle down Laurel Canyon, but the whole point of going to the Nature Area was to see whether, in mid-August, there is still water going over the dam at the north end of Jewel Lake. There is! No small amount, either; I could hear it from the other end of the Lake. Look! So nice. This time last year Jewel was little more than a stagnant pool.
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In the beginning, Kara wore a blue frock:

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If it looked a bit like a high school cheerleader's outfit (back in the day when cheerleader outfits didn't show much skin and weren't all that tight fitting), that was probably intentional. And this suited her just fine all through high school and most of the way though college. And then, 12 years later, her editors belatedly realized the 60's had brought a sea change in fashion, and things started to get weird. Sartorial madness ensued )

And that is the long and sad story of Kara's closet of super outfits. Maybe someone sensible came along and rescued her from further sartorial shame by stealing all but the hotpants ensemble?

In some cases sadly, in other cases thankfully, we never got to see her wearing some of the other outfits in that closet, but evidence of their existence was preserved:Read more... )

I have officially deleted my LJ

Aug. 16th, 2017 04:28 pm
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... and it feels weird? I backed up everything and a bunch of communities I was a member of (flashfic comms, everything starting in ds_, some other stuff). I also deleted inactive communities I owned that had no other moderators or maintainers, after carefully archiving them three different ways. I'm going to look into where best to store those archives, but nothing I deleted has been lost outright.

The archival process took several days, in part because I kept getting sidetracked on nostalgia journeys. We were doing some really interesting things on LJ twelve years back and more, ways of organizing fannish communities and doing events that I had mostly forgotten, and I may or may not have spreadsheeted a list of ideas for future use inspired by things from over a decade ago. If there is one constant in fandom, it may be idea recycling.

(Recycling? Upcycling? Are derivative works really just fannish upcycling? Now I'm getting sidetracked again.)

In any case, any links you have to my LJ will no longer work, and I deleted my comments and community posts along with. Apologies if this means you no longer have that comment I left on your fic that time; if I was going to delete myself from LJ, I was going to delete the whole of it. I had something like 3,000 comments made various places over there, as big a footprint as my journal itself. I really debated whether or not to do that, but ... better now, while I still can, than if something happens later that makes me wish I had and I no longer have access, you know?

I owe so much that is significant about my life right now to that platform. Every place I've lived over the past decade has been because of friends I met through LJ. My major life decisions in that span have been shaped by people I met in fannish LJ space. Because of LJ, I met [personal profile] jarrow, who I lived with for several years on the west coast, and [personal profile] sisabet, who I lived with for several more after returning east, and [personal profile] sweetestdrain, who just spent several years living next door to me, trading con to-do lists and vid drafts and coffee and random gossip with me across our shared fence at all hours of the day and night. People I interact with on twitter every day, all the fannish organizing stuff that's sometimes its own full time job, the entirety of my Wednesday night bar trivia team, none of this would have ever happened without LiveJournal.

So thanks for the friends and the cons and the momentous life experiences, LiveJournal. I'm taking them with me ... along with a couple thousand archival files. 
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More 'Miss Fisher' Coming in 2018, As Movie Trilogy Gears Up For Filming

Here's to hoping that this is for real! Also that Dot and Mac are in it! Miss Fisher isn't the same without Dot and Mac (or Bert and Cec and Mr. Butler and Jane, but Dot and Mac are my favorites).
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It will take two years to clear the tens of thousands of trees smashed by the weekend storms that devastated Poland's forests, the country's forest service said Wednesday.
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Portugal's police said Wednesday they had arrested 61 suspected arsonists so far this year, with fires on the rise and figures showing the largest number of people killed in forest blazes since 2003.

You Still Can't Get There From Here

Aug. 16th, 2017 08:13 pm
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Went to the GP's surgery to pick up my repeat prescription this morning.

"Oh, we haven't done that," says the receptionist. "I was trying to get in touch with you yesterday," (the phone never rang) "It's too early"

Me: "Hang on, we're half way through week 3 of a 4 week prescription and I'm going on holiday* tomorrow."

Receptionist: "It's due on the 29th"

Me: "And I'll run out on the 28th"

Her: "And we'd fill it that week. When did you say you were going on holiday?"

Me: "Tomorrow. In the morning"

Her: {wince}

She then proposed getting it signed off during the afternoon and me coming back for it (they theoretically shut at noon on Wednesday, and it was after 11:30), but then changed her mind, her terminal must have flagged the doctor was free, and walked it through there and then.

It's never been this complicated before!

Just to make things even more fun, I'd taken crutches rather than the chair and started to feel very wobbly in the middle of all of this. Hopefully just lack of sleep, I crashed when I got home and has to go to bed for a couple of hours. Which meant I didn't get around to going to the chemists til late afternoon. It's a straight roll down a slight incline from where I park, which is just as well as my pushing was pretty crap today.  I suspect my shoulders aren't entirely happy after the shed re-roofing, plus my tyres needed blowing up. Getting the prescription was trouble-free, but pushing back up the slope wasn't going to happen, so I got out and used the chair as a walker. That wouldn't have been a problem if my legs hadn't decided to go very wobbly in the middle of the damned road! Fortunately with no cars about.

*Headdesk*

* Up to see the folks, Dad turns 80 on Saturday, so expect my presence to be intermittent for the rest of the month.


 

 

Patreon Posts!

Aug. 16th, 2017 07:55 pm
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Originally posted April 29, 2012

If Jean had learned anything in the five years he’d been married to Zoe (and twice that if you included dating), it was that when her family said “tradition,” the best thing to do was to shut up and get out of the way.

Read On!





📆

The spellbook had been one of the best finds on the planet they had poetically called 17-5-12.

The original population had been something very close to humanoid, as far as the drawings, the records, and the shapes of the buildings showed.

Read On!





Warning: this one makes me cry to read it. Written on or around December 2010.

🌳

In the Northeast, every city, every town, every blink-and-you’ll-miss-it village has at least one, a grove of trees that will never know the cut of a saw.

Open to all “Trunk” Patreons!


read on…

More animal pictures

Aug. 16th, 2017 03:45 pm
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Because the world is a terrible place and we all need some cuteness.


They're so stinking cute.


A selfie of my Selphie. ♥ ♥ ♥ (this was taken for #nationalselfieday and I wanted it to look like she was taking the pic herself lmao)

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