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Special Effects


Special Effects

Often relied upon heavily in the science fiction and action genres, special effects are techniques used in film and television to portray scenes that cannot be achieved by normal means, such as space travel. Common examples are the use of rear-screen projections, in which previously photographed material is projected behind the actors; the filming of miniature objects in such a way as to make them look larger; and the use of animation. What are “live” special effects? More… Discuss

this pressed for your information: Obama and Cameron warn Congress over Iran sanctions vote | US news | The Guardian


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President Barack Obama, right, and the British prime minister, David Cameron, presented a united front about Iran in their White House press conference on Friday. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Barack Obama and David Cameron have warned of possible military confrontation with Iran if Congress succeeds in passing new sanctions legislation rather than giving nuclear non-proliferation talks more time.

In a joint press conference characterised by unusually blunt pressure on US lawmakers, the president said he would veto their proposed legislation if it reached his desk. The British prime minister revealed he was making personal calls to senators during his visit to Washington to dissuade them from passing the bill in the first place.

via Obama and Cameron warn Congress over Iran sanctions vote | US news | The Guardian.

Farage: Should British taxpayers be paying for child benefit in Warsaw, Mr Tusk?


Farage: Should British taxpayers be paying for child benefit in Warsaw, Mr Tusk?

this day in the yesteryear: First Serving Female British MP Elected (1919)


First Serving Female British MP Elected (1919)

American-born Nancy Witcher Astor, or Viscountess Astor, was the second woman elected to the British Parliament‘s House of Commons and the first to actually serve. She concentrated on women’s issues, temperance, and child welfare and was reelected many times, serving until 1945. Astor attracted a great deal of attention, much of it for her caustic and witty comments. She reportedly once said to Winston Churchill, “If you were my husband, I’d poison your tea!” What was his alleged response? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon (1942)


Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon (1942)

When Nazi Germany occupied northern and western France in 1940, the coastal city of Toulon fell under Vichy jurisdiction in the so-called unoccupied zone in the south. The center of French naval power since the 19th century, Toulon housed much of the French fleet. When, in 1942, Germany finally occupied all of France and Toulon’s capture appeared imminent, the French scuttled much of the fleet rather than allow the vessels to fall into German hands. What was the German mission in Toulon called? More… Discuss

Malnutrition a Global Problem


Malnutrition a Global Problem

When we think of malnutrition, we typically think of undernutrition, but in truth the term refers to all types of bad nutrition, including overnutrition. With this definition in mind, a new report finds that malnutrition has become a serious public health issue for every nation in the world, with all but China having already crossed a “malnutrition red line.” Complicating the problem is the fact that about half of the world’s nations are grappling with both undernutrition and overnutrition at the same time. More… Discuss

this pressed from the telegraph : Twitter suspends Islamic State accounts – Telegraph


Twitter suspends Islamic State accounts – Telegraph.

David Cameron: the eurozone is at a crossroads – video (from the Guardian)


David Cameron: the eurozone is at a crossroads – video (from the Guardian)

David Cameron: the eurozone is at a crossroads – video (from the Guardian) click to access this important news)

From the article: “At a gathering of business leaders in Manchester, the prime minister promised he would do whatever necessary to protect Britain from the fallout of any breakup of the eurozone, and reiterated that it was in Britain’s interest for the monetary union to ‘sort out its problems’. He said the British economy was moving in the right direction and urged the eurozone to adopt its own ‘pro-business, pro-growth agenda’ “

‘War on Terror is War on Liberty’ – Nigel Farage launches e-petition


http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/30569 |http://twitter.com/#!/Nigel_Farage
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage launches an e-petition during the UKIP 2012 Spring Conference – 3 March 2012

The e-petition demands that David Cameron debates the US-UK extradition treaty with President Obama, with a view to amending it; this in the light of the recent extradition of British citizen Christopher Tappin (See below)

SIGN the PETITION:
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/30569

From Ukip.org:

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage, the long term friend and supporter of Kent businessman Christopher Tappin, has set up a petition for opponents of his extradition to sign.

Mr Tappin, who fought extradition to the USA for two years, is currently awaiting the response to his bail application after Home Secretary Theresa May failed to stop his deportation to Texas.

If he is denied bail he faces the prospect of waiting for years in a violent American prison and being forced into a plea bargain. If he waits for a trial and is found guilty he risks spending the rest of his days in an American prison.

Mr Farage said: “The shipping transaction to Iran, which was undertaken on behalf of a US government front company, made Mr. Tappin $500 – a normal shipping fee. It is impossible for me to believe that a wealthy man, on the verge of retirement, would have risked everything for such a paltry sum. I have always known him to be a man of the highest integrity.

“No British court has ever been allowed to examine the evidence against Mr Tappin and I believe this Treaty, signed in the wake of the September 11 attacks, needs to be amended and the British government needs to stand up for its own people.

“Mr Cameron is going to visit President Obama on March 13 and I think that is an idea time to talk about this case and the Treaty as a whole and for the Prime Minister to make clear that he will uphold is election promise of undoing the bias.”

Imogen Thomas, former Miss Wales and television presenter, is supporting the petition and has encouraged fans on Twitter to sign it.

You can sign the ePetition at: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/30569

http://www.ukip.org/content/latest-news/2622-ukip-epetition-supports-chris-ta…

‘US of Europe total disgrace, collapsing as we speak’: This Was Yesterday



The British Parliament has voted overwhelmingly against holding a referendum on leaving the European Union. A petition of over 100 thousand signatures from the public had called for the debate. The government earlier ordered its MPs to vote against the motion – or face penalties. Despite this, dozens of David Cameron’s party members defied the order, in what’s been the biggest internal challenge he’s faced as Prime Minister. But Jon Gaunt, from the ‘Vote UK out of the EU’ campaign, says Britain never signed up for what the EU turned out to be.
(Source of Commentary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22zgJ0Iqunk&feature=related)

France 24 International: Sarkozy ‘sick’ of Cameron’s EU interference: reports


Sarkozy 'sick' of Cameron's EU interference_reports

Sarkozy 'sick' of Cameron's EU interference_reports (click here to read the story at France 24 International)

AFPFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy launched a scathing attack on British Prime Minister David Cameron at Sunday’s EU summit, saying he was “sick of him telling us what to do,” Britain’s press reported.

During talks in Brussels to resolve the eurozone debt crisis, the French leader accused Cameron of “interfering in our meetings”, British newspapers The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph reported, citing diplomatic sources.

“We’re sick of you criticising us and telling us what to do,” Sarkozy reportedly told Cameron.

“You say you hate the euro, you didn’t want to join and now you want to interfere in our meetings,” he added.

Another newspaper, The Times, also reported that a row had erupted, but did not give exact details.

Tempers frayed over Sarkozy’s insistence that only the 17 members of the eurozone attend a bank rescue summit meeting hastily arranged for Wednesday, according to the Telegraph.
(Source: http://www.france24.com/en/20111024-sarkozy-sick-camerons-eu-interference-reports?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter)