At Rodrigo Vasco’s piano concert at Catholic University.
Originally posted on Center for Engaged Foresight:
On October 14, 2013 UNESCO will hold the second of the “UNESCO Future Lecture Series: Foresight Frontiers” and the UNESCO Future Seminar “Exploring the Attributes, Role and Organization of Horizon Scanning – With Case Studies from Africa, Asia and Europe”. The event will be from 10:00 to 13:00 (GMT+2) at the UNESCO Headquarters @ Room IX; Address: 7, place de Fontenoy 75007.
The lecture will be available via webcast on http://www.unesco.org.
Below are the details and background of the UNESCO Lecture Series project.
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During the 1990s, Bart Weetjens, a Belgian engineer, discovered that the giant pouched rat could be trained to detect explosives in a laboratory. Subsequently deployed in the field, the trained rodents have proven to be highly successful light-weight land mine detectors. The rats can detect explosives made of plastic as well as metal, and they are so light that they do not detonate them. By 2010, APOPO (an acronym in Dutch for ‘Anti-Personnel Landmines Detection Product Development’) cleared close to eight hundred thousand square meters of land, mostly in Mozambique, at the nominal cost of $1.50 per square meter. (Read more)
The talks continue on Syria. Democrats and comedian Jon Stewart are in awe of John Boehner backing the president. Panelists on the News Hour and others continue to ridicule the President for the red line comment and seem weary of the Congress’ involvement in the decision. Their track record with backing the President has not been good. Though the talks have been stalled, even Cantor has an editorial in his local Richmond paper explaining why he supports military action.
Reports keep coming in stating that the public is not with the President on this, but with more circulation of the disclosure could sway the favor of The People.
Something you may have missed:
Viewable in West Virginia but not as much in Washington last night was a NASA-sent unmanned rocket to the moon at 11:27 at the Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island.
Cheers to a new year starting off very well. My boyfriend’s brother finally proposed to his, now, fiance, and have been asked to be a bridesmaid; I’ve helped manage one of my friend’s campaigns for a local office in Virginia; and, I had the most wonderful birthday dinner at the beautiful La Ferme, a french restaurant just outside of my hometown, Washington DC.
Since I’ve gotten back home from Virginia, I have started painting again. And, this time I’ve been given such great and consistent encouragement that I have decided to be more serious about creating a career out of my art. Here’s the first layer of a portrait of Doris.