This corridor is for Agela Merkel , the form is rectangle solid, because she is powerful female politician.
In the “dinner table” section, I just use a real very simple dinner table. But, the whole dinner place and corridor which connect clients’ office and dinner place is main “dinner table”. Since in my opinion, compared with male, female power is more likely relative to nature, and my dinner place is open form then people can have direct connection with surrounding nature environment. About the shape of dinner place, I inspired by the ancient classical Roma architecture-Pantheon, because I think classical Roma architecture can represent the “power” very well, their buildings always look great and majestically impressive
As is the case with many great women, Helen Keller has been lost in history because we don't tell her full story. Far too often we remember famous women for simply one thing. For instance, we remember Rosa Parks as the woman who refused to get off the bus because she was tired. In reality, she was a long-time civil rights activist who was tired of being mistreated because she was a woman of color. The same goes for Susan B. Anthony who is now remembered as the woman on the dollar coin, instead of the famous abolitionist and suffragist. Behind these icons are stories of amazing women who changed our world. Nowadays, female power is getting wider and wider.
In Germany, before Angela Merkel become the chancellor of Germany, the women's magazine Brigitte crowed in a headline, "We're Going To Be Chancellor!" Finally, the polls indicated, Germany was going to get a woman chancellor.
On the other hand, women remain their traditional natural charming character-----female beauty. Miranda Kerr is a famous Australian supermodel. But, How Miranda Kerr and a stockbroker made it on to the same news segment? In Australia, David Kiely, a stockbroker with Macquarie Private Wealth can now boast that has is claim to fame. He was looking at nude photos of Kerr he received via email when the Channel 7 news crossed over to a colleague for his opinion on interest rates – unfortunately for Kiley his computer screen is in full view of the television cameras and he was looking at nude photos of Miranda Kerr. Some sharp eyes spotted the activity on Kiely’s screen and the whole thing went viral. The Australian are reporting that Kiely, who works as a stockbroker at the company, will be meeting with his bosses to determine his future at the company while human resources has emailed all employees with their internet policy to refamiliarize themselves with. Woman powder is soft and strong!
Letter from Berlin
Angela Merkel Realizes She's a Woman
By Charles Hawley in BerlinFor much of the campaign, chancellor candidate Angela Merkel has avoided women's issues "like the devil avoids holy water." With less than two weeks to go, however, she is suddenly turning the spotlight on her femininity.
As early as June, just weeks after German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder announced his intention to move up general elections by a year -- and the opposition Christian Democrat Party's subsequent decision to crown Angela Merkel as its candidate -- the women's magazine Brigitte crowed in a headline, "We're Going To Be Chancellor!" Finally, the polls indicated, Germany was going to get a woman chancellor.
But the second half of the headline was telling: "Are We Going To Be Chancellor?" it wondered. The question didn't come out of concern that Merkel might actually lose the election on Sept. 18. Her party was well ahead in the polls in early summer and has managed to maintain that lead into September. Rather, the magazine was airing doubts that many harbor about the Christian Democrat (CDU) leader. Her gender may be female, but are her politics?
As petty as the question may seem (what, after all, are female politics?) it has been a subtext of Merkel's entire campaign. Many have accused her of actively avoiding women's issues in her campaign. Indeed, for much of this summer's fight for the chancellery, Merkel has been seeking to distance herself from the two elements of her biography that make her unique: her gender and the fact that she grew up in East Germany. While in a German political landscape that is still largely dominated by dark suits from the West, it is perhaps understandable. On the other hand, however, it has led to a feeling among many Germans that they don't really know who Angela Merkel is. ..........................................
Despite the recent focus on her femininity, however, Merkel has a long way to go. Former chancellor Helmut Kohl's famously nicknamed her "the girl," but Angela Merkel has never made much of her gender. Now that she is, many say it's a bit forced. So is Merkel stuck in a no-win situation? Not really. After all, Merkel in all likelihood will be voted in as Germany's first woman chancellor 11 days from now.
Now it just remains to be seen whether Germany's women will enter the chancellery with her.
Resource:http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,373540,00.html(accessed on 10/50/2010)
Let's Tell the Full Story of Great Women
By Kelly M. Parisi
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Helen Keller would have been 125 this month. Kelly Parisi says that like many great women her full story is getting lost. The deaf and blind child who found language at a water pump became an international celebrity and advocate for women's rights.(WOMENSENEWS)--Helen Keller would have turned 125 this month. She was born on June 27, 1880.
Though Keller was one of the most famous women in the world during her life, most people now do not know her as the woman she was; the activist, peacemaker and women's rights advocate.
Like many young people, the "Miracle Worker" was my introduction to Keller. I first read the play in my seventh grade English class where I learned about her as the famous deaf and blind child who discovered language at the water pump outside her house in Tuscumbia, Ala.
It wasn't until years later when I took a position at the American Foundation for the Blind that I came to know more about the adult Keller.
"Some of us have imagined that we lived in a democracy," Keller once said. "We do not. The democracy would mean full opportunity for all, it would mean that every child had a chance to be well, well fed, well educated and properly started in life. It would mean that every human being had a voice in the making of the laws and in exercising its privileges; it would mean that all men enjoyed the fruits of their labor. Such a democracy has never existed."
Keller gave this speech somewhere between 1910 and 1919 when she was in her 30s. It reflects a Helen Keller I never knew growing up. Yet she is the woman who inspires me today.
Great Women Lost in History
As is the case with many great women, Helen Keller has been lost in history because we don't tell her full story. Far too often we remember famous women for simply one thing. For instance, we remember Rosa Parks as the woman who refused to get off the bus because she was tired. In reality, she was a long-time civil rights activist who was tired of being mistreated because she was a woman of color. The same goes for Susan B. Anthony who is now remembered as the woman on the dollar coin, instead of the famous abolitionist and suffragist.
Behind these icons are stories of amazing women who changed our world.
Few people remember Helen Keller as a person ahead of her time. She fought tirelessly for women's suffrage and spent years advocating for improvements in women's and children's health. Throughout her adult life, she supported efforts to make reproductive healthcare accessible to women in extreme poverty and established a close relationship with Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood.
At a time when very few women worked outside the home and there were only a handful of women in public office, Keller--who of course could not see or hear--traveled to 39 countries, bringing hope and inspiration to millions. Most notably, she served as a U.S. peace ambassador to Japan after the bombing of Hiroshima, where she was welcomed with open arms.
Her Biggest Passion
Her biggest passion was increasing opportunities for those marginalized by class, disability or gender. She was an early member of the American Civil Liberties Union and worked with seven U.S. presidents, receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor in 1964.
Until her death in 1968, Keller was an international celebrity.
Her name can still be seen across the globe today. Travel to almost any country in the world and you will find Helen Keller schools and organizations working on behalf of women and people with disabilities.
Ask any of those groups and they'll tell you that her work is still very relevant. Blindness is an increasing global health problem that afflicts far more women than it does men. About 37 million people worldwide are blind and over 124 million people have low vision. In both categories, two thirds are women and the overwhelming majority live in poorer countries. It is Keller's legacy that drives the fight to improve conditions for women and people with disabilities around the world.
At the American Foundation for the Blind, where she worked for over 40 years, Keller remains our inspiration.
She was a huge advocate for new technology and was instrumental in the legislative process that created the Talking Book program, helping people with disabilities experience the world of literature, drama, history and politics. Keller understood the importance of technology, which has revolutionized life for people with vision loss since her death. Assistive mobility and technology devices--such as guide dogs, long canes, computers with speech synthesizers, or scanners that convert text to braille--allow people with vision loss to live independently.
As we celebrate her 125th birthday this month, let's remember not only Keller, but all great women in their entirety. Next time someone mentions the "Miracle Worker," ask them if they know what became of Helen Keller. If they don't, it's your chance to tell her whole story.
Kelly M. Parisi is vice president of communications at the American Foundation for the Blind. She was previously the director of communications at the Ms. Foundation for Women.
(Resource :http://www.womensenews.org/story/commentary/050622/lets-tell-the-full-story-great-women,assecced on 10/05/2010)
How Miranda Kerr and a stockbroker made it on to the same news segment
6:06pm 3rd February, 2010 - By Helen Lee
I’m sure if you were a guy, you’d send your mates photos of some good looking women (in this case Miranda Kerr) for them to peruse at work, but how many people can say they’ve been filmed by a national news outlet reading said emails? Not many I’m sure. Well in Australia, David Kiely, a stockbroker with Macquarie Private Wealth can now boast that has is claim to fame. He was looking at nude photos of Kerr he received via email when the Channel 7 news crossed over to a colleague for his opinion on interest rates – unfortunately for Kiley his computer screen is in full view of the television cameras and he was looking at nude photos of Miranda Kerr. Some sharp eyes spotted the activity on Kiely’s screen and the whole thing went viral.
The photos in question were of Kerr’s recent appearance in GQ magazine and since the whole incident went viral the people at Macquarie Bank are not pleased. The Australian are reporting that Kiely, who works as a stockbroker at the company, will be meeting with his bosses to determine his future at the company while human resources has emailed all employees with their internet policy to refamiliarize themselves with.
Watch a video of what went to air below (keep an eye on the upper left side of the clip) and let us know what you think. I don’t think it’s such a big deal, but Macquarie Bank will probably be keeping and eye on who sits behind the camera from now on.
"It may be said that natural selection is daily and hourly scrutinizing, throughout the world, every variation, even the slightest; rejecting that which is bad, preserving and adding up all that is good; silently and insensibly working, wherever and whenever opportunity offers, at the improvement of each organic being in relation to its organic and inorganic conditions of life."
"The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing? "
An appropriate mathematical model can answer why the natural selection can select most suitable species and describe the improvement of selected species.
These pictures are from Erika Kruger’s 5th project—The Shadow as Repetition. The reason why I chose these pictures is that the shadow can “repeat” the shape of objects on the surface of original element. For instant, just like the 2nd picture I post, the shadow of wall reflects on the surface of stair, as a result, the new “shadow stair” was produced on the stair. What a great idea! I will try my best to use some similar methods to achieve this effect in my sketch up model. But, due to my shape of mole, it is different to achieve “repletion” on the surface of my model. The more practical approach is that using the shadow of model on the ground face.