Thursday, 29 November 2007
Monday, 26 November 2007
Sunday, 25 November 2007
The game, FreeRice, tests the vocabulary of participants. For each click on a correct answer, the website donates money to buy 10 grains of rice. Companies advertising on the website provide the money to the WFP to buy and distribute the rice. FreeRice went online in early October and has now raised 1bn grains of rice. That is enough rice to feed 50,000 people for one day, the WFP said on Friday.
The head of the WFP, Josette Sheeran, said: "FreeRice really hits home how the web can be harnessed to raise awareness and funds for he world's number one emergency." She said word of the game has spread with the help of internet bloggers and websites like Facebook and YouTube. "The site is a viral marketing success story."
P.S. The idea behind the game made me want to know more, and after some personal research, I found that it takes about 3,500 grains of rice to feed one person. That is the reason why it is interesting to look at the "TOTALS" page on FreeRice.
Monday, 19 November 2007
Se un uomo desidera una donna, probabilmente le permetterà di capirlo; se così non fosse, si nasconde dietro mille scuse. E se non ci pensa lui a giustificarsi, ci pensano le donne, arrovellandosi, ossessionando le amiche, sprecando lacrime e sonno: "Forse non vuole rovinare la nostra amicizia", "Non è colpa sua, ma della sua famiglia", "È troppo preso dal lavoro", "Ha paura di soffrire ancora".
- 1 poivron vert
- 1 poivron rouge
- 2 courgettes (la quantité dépend de la taille)
- 1 aubergine (facultatif)
- 1 boite tomates concassées
- 1 verre vin blanc
- 2 verres d'eau
- ½ citron
- 1 feuille de laurier
- 1 oignon
- 2 gousses d'ail (dégermées)
- Huile d'olive, Sel, Poivre
1. Émincez l'oignon et les gousses d'ail et faites revenir dans une cocotte avec la feuille de laurier et de l'huile d'olive jusqu'à ce que l'oignon soit transparent (attention à ne pas laisser bruler l'ail sinon la préparation deviendrait amère et immangeable).
2. Pendant ce temps couper les poivrons, les courgettes (et aubergine) en dés. En ce qui concerne les courgettes, je préfère laisser la peau, par contre l'aubergine doit être pelée! Séparez poivrons et courgettes.
3. Une fois que l'oignon soit devenu transparent ajouter les poivrons coupés en dés. Laissez "suer".
4. Après 5 minutes, ajouter les tomates concassées. Laissez cuire 10 minutes en rajoutant l'eau, le vin et le jus de la moitié de citron.
5. Une fois que les poivrons seront à moitié cuisson (après 10 minutes), ajoutez les courgettes (et aubergines). Assaisonnez de sel et poivre.
6. Une petite quantité égale d'eau et de vin blanc peut être rajoutée si l'on désire que la ratatouille ait un peu plus de jus.
7. Laissez mijoter encore 10 minutes, rectifié l'assaisonnement si nécessaire.
8. Servir avec du riz blanc. Délicieux avec de la viande ou du poisson grillé.
Sunday, 18 November 2007
Friday, 16 November 2007
Wednesday, 14 November 2007
No entanto, uma vez criada a mensagem, não utilizem o link porque não funcionarà, apenas uma imagem *.bmp serà criada e que necessita ser salvaguardada no vosso PC antes de ser utilizada.
A mensagem pode ser personalizada: podem decidir a aparência da janela (tipo Windows 95/98 ou Windows XP), podem introduzir o text que quiserem assim como o texto para os botões.
Tentem…aposto que se divertirão!
Sunday, 11 November 2007
The problems I had as a university student in Portugal and then in Switzerland, were not quite the same as technology and especially internet were still but a dream...However, most of the problems back then are still the same problems today. Students, the first victims of never ending dying systems?
Friday, 9 November 2007
Thursday, 8 November 2007
Wednesday, 7 November 2007
Sunday, 4 November 2007
Saturday, 3 November 2007
The results of the biological evidence found in the apartment and in the car used by the McCann have now arrived in Portugal. The British press states that the results show with no doubt that Madeleine was carried in the trunk of the car the McCann were using. Her DNA is spread all over the car which contradicts the theory of DNA transfer from clothing. Need be to remind that the car was rented 22 days after Madeleine's disappearance?
Sources contacted by Portuguese newspapers, are careful in their statements regarding the results of the DNA testing and sampling. However, they do not exclude that former theories are now confirmed but they assure that work still needs to be done on it for doubtless certainty. The contacted sources, reinstate that the priority is to find the child's body, as only when Maddie is found, it will be possible to understand the mechanism that led to her death and to eventually formally accuse her parents of homicide.
One should remember that the first results given to the Portuguese authorities already seemed to agree with the theory that Maddie was dead. That is why her parents were considered "arguidos" last September.
However, back then, the police did not have much to work with to have absolute belief in their guilt. Although Maddie's parents had been confronted with evidence available and with the homicide theory, they stated over and over again that the DNA was in the car because of DNA transfer since Maddie's clothes were carried in the trunk of the car.
The results now available for the Portuguese police show that such could not be possible. Some British press stated that the evidence formally guarantees that the evidence available points to a body being carried in the car and not a live person (the McCann had stated that the DNA could come from their twin children. Needless to point out that although we have similar DNA within family, we have our own chart...like our own finger prints!).
So shooting their own foot? Yes, so much that the British press is now reverting the tide and accusing the McCann. The same press that protected, "shielded" the McCann and had fun with their smear campaign of Portugal and its police. How easy now...
If the above is confirmed...one thing is for sure...the McCann will have damaged forever the image of those who really suffer the loss of a child in dramatic circumstances and need as much help as possible. How to make any campaign credible from now on? We now take the risk that each time a child will disappear, a public outcry will be overlooked, will be insignificant. Won't we think each time it will happen "what if it is another McCann case"?