Sri Lanka/SRI PADA
Sri Pada is a sacred site that has transcended boundaries between Sri Lanka’s different religions. During the pilgrimage season, young and old, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu and Christian alike, all climb the steep, graceful mountain trail leading towards the summit.
The celebration of the New Year is a major event worldwide. Many large-scale events are held in major cities around the world, with many large fireworks events on New Year's Eve (31 December) New Year in France is one of the most traditional and oldest celebrations, but in fact they do not have any "rule" as on what to wear. New year in France is also known as Jour des Étrennes. This celebration starts on January 1 when the people start wishing each other Bonne année, which is the same as happy new year, and ends at 6 January. They have a great show with fire works shot near the Eiffel tower. French people call New Year's Eve la Saint-Sylvestre. On this day they have a special feast called le Réveillon de la Saint-Sylvestre in which they have nice dishes like pancakes and flavoured duck or goose.
Days are measured by the duration of time of one self rotation of the earth. Months are measured by the duration of time of rotation of the moon around the earth. Years are measured by the duration of time it takes for the earth to rotate around the Sun.Chinese calendar has been in continuous use for centuries. It predates the International Calendar (based on the Gregorian Calendar) in use at the present, which goes back only some 430 years. Basically, a calendar is a system we use to measures the passage of time, from short durations of minutes and hours, to intervals of time measured in days, months, years and centuries. These are fundamentally based on the astronomical observations of the movement of the Sun, Moon and stars.
New year Quotes:
For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
A New Year’s Prayer
May ALLAH make ur year a happy one!
Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,
But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;
Not by making your path easy,
But by making you sturdy to travel any path;
Not by taking hardships from you,
But by taking fear from your heart;
Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,
But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows.
The Eastern Orthodox Church liturgical calendar begins on 1 September — proceeding annually from the celebration of Jesus' birth in the winter (Christmas), through his death and resurrection in the spring (Pascha / Easter), to his Ascension and the Assumption of his mother (Dormition of the Theotokos / Virgin Mary) in the summer.Since the 17th century, the Roman Catholic ecclesiastic year has started on the first day of Advent, the Sunday nearest to St. Andrew's Day (30 November). According to the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church, the liturgical year begins at 4:00 p.m. on the Saturday preceding the fourth Sunday prior to 25 December. The same liturgical calendar is followed by churches descended from it, including the Anglican and Lutheran Churches.
Church of Body Modification Updates:The church of body modification is not just an isolated group of teenagers who want a reason to change the image of his body. This well-organized form of religion with their clergy, beliefs, norms and religious beliefs. The church of body modification began in 2008 and currently has over 3500 members worldwide. Believers do not pray to God, or a place to organize religious ceremonies or religious practice, but I think his faith should be respected and, most importantly, protected. “We do not worship the god of body modification or anything like that. Our spirituality comes from the fact that we choose for ourselves. Changing the body, we can change how we feel about ourselves and how we relate to the world,” said Richard Ivey, Minister the church of body modification.
The incident in North Carolina drew attention to the situation of the Church of body modification. 14-year-old girl named Ariana Iacono has been suspended for violating the dress code school. He came to school with a nose piercing, and was expelled. Both the girl and her mother are members of this new church, and say that body piercings and other factors picture will help to achieve inner balance and harmony.
Piercing is considered a sign of faith, a tool used by church members to access a higher level of spirituality. They believe that this is a simple way to strengthen the connection between body, mind and soul. The site of the church declares faith in the change of the body as “one of the safest and most critical to stay spiritually healthy and whole.” Their methods include language splitting, ear lobe or the skin is stretched, implanst subcutaneous scars and many other ways to change the image of his body.
Johns Hopkins Hospital Shooting:The man killed himself and his mother after shooting the doctor world renowned John Hopkins Hospital. The incident happened after the man had been informed about this mother’s degradation. Although the doctor tried to explain the circumstances that the person he reportedly was distraught, and then pulled out a semiautomatic weapon from his waist band and shot the doctor in the stomach.
After shooting the doctor, he is hiding in his hospital room of his mother for more than two hours. Police are slowly making their way toward the room as they evacuated the hospital and discovered that the man shot himself and his mother.
It was not immediately clear what his mother had been treated. Employees have not heard the fatal shot, and it was not immediately clear if the weapon that was used by people silencer or not. The name of the doctor was not released, but it became known that he suffered a gunshot wound in the stomach and is expected to live without any serious injuries.
The man who committed the shooting, Paul Warren Pardus, was 50 years old. His mother, Jean Davis, was 84 years old. It was not until the number of convictions for moving traffic violations, but it is clear that he had serious mental health problems, according to the incident.
The hospital was opened in 1889 and is part of a $ 5 billion medical system.
Hawaiian Islands:Hawaiian Airlines and Delta Air Lines have signed a new code-sharing.
It was announced on Thursday that the agreement will provide customers with access to the Delta Connection flights over the island of Hawaii for the first time.
Beginning Wednesday, customers will be able to connect between flights for Delta and 70 daily flights between the islands of Hawaii to work on one ticket.
Hawaii flights will connect customers Delta between Honolulu and Kahului, Maui, Lihue, Kauai, and Kona and Hilo on the Big Island, and between Kona and Kahului. Rates will be available for sale at delta.com and other ticketing channels on Sunday.
AT & T :AT & T Said To Agree To Offer Microsoft Software Tubes in Debut:AT & T Inc., the largest U.S. phone company provides Microsoft Windows 7 operating system phone phone when he made his American debut later this year, according to two people with knowledge of the arrangement.
AT & T will offer the OS on three machines, when he presented “, said one of the people, who requested anonymity because the plans are not public. Press Secretary to Verizon Wireless, Brenda Raney said the carrier will not offer the software at least until next year.
Microsoft, based in Redmond, Washington, revision of its mobile phone operating system to stop the loss of market share with iPhone and phones with Google Inc., Apple Inc. with the Android software.
“Together with our partners, equipment and the mobile operator, we are pleased that Windows Mobile 7 to the market this holiday,” Greg Sullivan, senior product manager at Microsoft, said in a statement. He gave no details.
Mark Siegel, spokesman for AT & T has refused to comment in an interview.
Kara Walker, a spokesman for T-Mobile, Deutsche Telekom AG in the United States, and Christie Allen, Sprint Nextel Corp. spokeswoman, declined in both e-mail to say when they expected that Windows Mobile device 7.
AT & T is now offering the Apple iPhone and iPad tablet PC exclusively on its network in the United States and sells the smartphone using Android software, such as Samsung Electronics Co Captivate.
Microsoft and the latest Verizon Wireless mobile collaboration Keene Microsoft ended when the software maker pulled the phone after two months because of disappointing sales.
Dallas-AT & T added 10 cents to $ 28.11 today in New York Stock Exchange, and Microsoft rose 22 cents to $ 25.33 on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
Verizon, based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, co-owned by Verizon Communications Inc. and Vodafone Group Plc.
NC State Football:With fighter jets zooming in on the overpass before the game and paratroopers floated down to half landing, North Carolina rolled out a set of special concerns in their national emergence of attention.
And what unfolded on the pitch only increased the fun.
Wolfpack took care of Cincinnati 30-19 and absorbed exclusivity of its Thursday night game at Carter-Finley Stadium.
“All eyes are on us, that’s how we see,” NC State receiver Jarvis Williams said. “We are confident that we have given throughout the show, and more importantly, we got the victory on national television.”
Cincinnati compressed into two touchdowns in the last 6 ½ minutes to reduce the sting that was whipping from North Carolina.
Wolfpack quarterback Russell Wilson was a performance that matched the high-profile stage crushing Bearcats to 26 of 40 passing for 333 yards and three touchdowns.
Wilson threw replenishment among 11 receivers, as North Carolina had improved 3-0, its best start to the season since 2002, when the former star Philip Rivers quarterbacked for 9-0 start.
Wilson punctuated Wolfpack’s scoring with an 8-yard toss to quarterback Taylor Gentry, who tumbled defender to reach the end zone. It is grown in North Carolina ahead of 7.30 in the middle of the fourth quarter.
“I think we had better throw and catch a ball, of course,” coach Tom O’Brien said, noting the improvement of NC State. “(Wilson) had some opportunities. We put ourselves in good situations.”
Wolfpack ESPN launched a unique experience in the style of the fuel, jumped to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. And early on to North Carolina, there was little sign of negative effects of playing its third game in a grueling 12-day period.
This is the first pair of touchdown was delivered back-to-back 93-yard drive.
Wilson, pump-faked free Jay Smith on a 16-yard scoring strike. Then Mustafa Green bounced outside and scored on a 31-yard run.
“I guess it is all of us, Amped, because we’re on national television, and all there,” tight end George Bryan said. “We’re just people playing the same night and you do not want to lose in this situation.”
After Cincinnati quarterback Zac Collaros met DJ Woods in the middle of a 68-yard catch-and-Run – Woods raced over the last 45 yards – NC State responded just before the break.
Wilson hit Curtis Underwood, Jr. from the rear at 12 yards, so that increased lead Wolfpack at 23.07 with 64 seconds remaining in the first half.
Cincinnati (1-2), it is obvious that a team in transition, never came close to resembling a back to back Big East championship teams in the recent past.
Those Bearcats, who have reached the Orange Bowl and sugar, were led by coach Brian Kelly (currently in charge of Notre Dame), a former quarterback Tony Pike (now a backup with the Carolina Panthers) and former receiver Mardy Gilyard (currently time with the St.. Luis Rams).
North Carolina swarmed Collaros and registered five quarterback sacks before allowing some slippage in the last minute, when many in the crowd of 55,934 filed out of the stadium.
Three of the bags Wolfpack came on one series in the third quarter.
“We were scared to death by his counsel, who came to him his start / stop capabilities,” said O’Brien. “I think we did a very good job on it.”
- Extra Points …: This game was the first meeting of the home and home series between North Carolina and Cincinnati. Wolfpack will visit the Bearcats next season. … School-record consecutive North Carolina State kicker Josh Czajkowski of 83 straight successful point after attempt ended 1:04 left in the first half, after the third touchdown Wolfpack’s. … Underwood hauled in the first touchdown reception of his career at the end of the first half. … Cincinnati also played its third game in a 12-day period. Conversely, Bearcats now face 24-day stretch that includes two games. Cincinnati nine days to prepare for its next destination, the date of Oklahoma at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
The League FX:“League” second season premiere on Thursday on FX. The second season will let the creators of Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Sheffer do so much more because they have 13 episodes and a better budget.
“When Jeff and I first pitched the show, we knew, FX is not going to give us a budget to make the project a year in Vegas, but we knew that we wanted to do it for the second year,” says Jackie, in the season premiere.
The guys take off to Las Vegas for their fantasy draft and the wind going out with a real NFL player Chad Ochocinco. Draft Las Vegas was just one of many bad ideas. ”
“We have what we call the” Great Council of bad ideas, “says Jeff.” All these ideas keep on accumulating and stacking, and there is another dry erase board, which we are trying to turn these ideas into the show. ”
Many of these bad ideas will be implemented in the second season, which got a full 13-episode order (unlike the first season, which was only six episodes).
“You’ll see their world to expand because we have 13 episodes to play with,” Jackie tells us. “We’re going back to the reunion as well, so you’ll have the opportunity to meet with friends, these guys.”
“The League of air Thursday night at 10:30 pm ET on FX.
Rally To Restore Sanity:Host Daily Show and the New York cover boy announced Thursday night that he will hold “Rally Restore Sanity” rally in Washington – which he later described as “moderately Million March” – will be held on October 30.
The site describes the event type of party they are looking for:
“Who among us has not wanted to open their windows and shouting that at the top of the lungs? Seriously, who?” Because we are looking for people. We are looking for people who think screaming annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat. ”
Stewart also promised there are some signs available at the meeting, as he understood it, all tend to have “shit to do.” He picked up a few of them decorated with messages such as “9 / 11 was out of work” and “I do not agree with you, but I’m sure you’re not Hitler.”
And what would rally Jon Stewart without his partner-in-crime? Fortunately, no one will have to learn how Stephen Colbert announced during the Colbert Report, that he would be leading “March to keep the Fear Alive” on the same day the National Mall in DC.
Tornado In Queens:Flash storm, tornado warnings to be powered via the New York evening Gorod Thursday, with winds up to 70 miles per hour demolition of trees, damaging buildings and destroying cars and causing the death of at least one person.
Severe weather wreaked havoc on the transportation system of the city in the middle of the evening commute. All Long Island Rail Road service was suspended from Manhattan in connection with the downed trees on tracks near Sunnyside, Queens. LIRR service was also disrupted between Brooklyn and Queens, and only 7 subway line has been out for several hours.
Some roads were closed to vehicular traffic due to debris. A woman was killed when a tree toppled on her car on the Grand Central Parkway near Jewel Avenue, authorities said.
The storm and knocked out power to more than 24000 customers in Queens and 4800 households in Staten Island, according to Con Edison. Over 570 customers were without power in Brooklyn. New Jersey government officials say about 40.000 households were without electricity as a result of the storm.
Almost an hour after the storm passed, the 911 boards were swamped with calls by injury, but it was unclear how many were considered serious, the representative of the Fire Department said. The spokesman said several firefighters responded to the scene in Queens and Brooklyn, where motorists were stuck in the car, after tree falls on them.
Aaron Donovan, Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman urged the LIRR passengers to “sit tight at the moment” rather than head to the station, Penn Station or Jamaica. New passengers were turned away from Penn Station, “he said.
MTA was the mobilization of buses to take passengers from the LIRR station in Jamaica, Queens, to points east, but the Donovan urged passengers not to travel to Jamaica because of the limited capacity of the bus.
Although tornadoes have never been officially announced, weather spotter training reported seeing a funnel cloud about two miles north-northeast of the Huguenot area of Staten Island, according to the National Weather Service, Sean Potter. Wind speeds of 70 miles per hour were evaluated on Staten Island, while parts of Brooklyn, saw sustained winds of 60 miles per hour, Potter said.
Brandon Smith, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Upland, New York, said the agency has received “numerous reports of damage in Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens as a result of the storm. “First of all damage to trees, large branches all over the place,” he said.
Smith said that the National Weather Service officials must wait for daylight to come back before they could check the storm damage, to determine, in fact, a tornado hit the city. “The way the damage is on the earth can give you many hints,” he explained. “In the Tornado, you can see signs of rotation in the garbage.”
But city residents were not waiting for the official definition. “A very strong wind,” said a fruit vendor Abul Kashem, 35, who lost about $ 800 dollars of fruit in the storm, when his cart near the Grand Army of Brooklyn’s Plaza was overturned. He insisted that winds a tornado, a tornado. ”
“I’m lucky I’m safe,” said Kashem, who took refuge under the scaffolding, which eventually collapsed, forcing him to hide in the lobby of a brown building. “My fruit basket, he departed.”
Carolyn Davis returned to his home in Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn to find a huge loss. “The roof in the back of what I see, has been completely severed. Lantern in Busted”, she said.
Proof of damage caused by possible tornadoes can be found on the Internet minutes after the tornado warning expired at 6:00 pm Photos are available on the image-sharing service Twitter have shown, which was structurally damaged in the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn. Photos posted on Flickr showed SUV crushed by a tree brought down in Brooklyn, as well as significant damage to the pavement.
The last tornado to strike city was this summer, according to the National Weather Service, when weak Twister landed in the Bronx.