Archive for August, 2010
This month we shall examine the issue of endangered species. According to http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=endangered%20species, an endangered species is defined as a species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinction.
One example of a endangered species is the African Elephant. The African elephant has been endangered due to a reduction of 50% in its population throughout the course of the past 60 years. While hunting of this endangered species, has been banned , they are still often poached in various nations due to its ivory.
One effective way to help endangered species is to become a member of an organization which is dedicated to protecting them. By doing this, you will be able to make use of various resources to raise awareness of the dangers facing endangered species . Furthermore, by uniting with others you will be able to work together to determine a variety of effective methods for providing assistance to the endangered species.One example of how such organizations help provide assistance to them is how they push the Federal government to pass laws which help preserve endangered species and their sensitive habitats.
A prominent organization for protecting endangered species is the Worldwildlife Organization which operates in over 100 countries ,with the support of over 5 million members. The organization utilizes our knowledge modern science to its fullest potential in order to help protect endangered species and help maintain the diversity of wildlife present in Earth.
Globally, there are over 1000 endangered species.
Visit the following Websites to learn more about endangered species and find out how you can partake in various preservation efforts.
Do you know of any other endangered species? Let us know in the comments section. Also, be sure to provide some background information on the species.
Indeed it is a celebratory time for the cast and crew of Little Mosque on the Prairie, after the series was bestowed with three nominations for the 25th annual Gemini Awards.
The series was nominated for the category of the Best Comedy Series or Program award. Two of the series’ directors were also nominated for The Best Direction in a Comedy Series or Program. Director, Michael Kennedy was nominated for his exceptional directing of the program’s season four finale, A Lease Too Far. Director, Jim Allodi was also nominated for his directing of the fourth season episode entitled, Keeping the Faith.
These set of Gemini awards are the first for Little Mosque on the Prairie since the series’ debut in January 2007.
The Gemini awards, of-course, are the annual television broadcasting awards for the Canadian film and television industry.The 25th Gemini Awards Ceremony will be hosted by the Industry Gala Presentations from Tuesday, November 2 2010- Wednesday, November 3 2010 at the Kool Haus Entertainment Complex in Toronto.The broadcast gala will also be streamed live on November 13 2010 on Global and Showcase.
Visit the Gemini Awards Site to see a complete list of the nominations for the awards.
Congratulations are extended to both directors and to the entire cast and crew of Little Mosque on the Prairie for the nominations !This is indeed a huge accomplishment!
The Music of the Month feature is a new feature where I post a new song which I find appealing and meaningful . I will also talk aboutwhy this music is great.I look forward to sharing the music of my life with you.
This months song is Time of your Life by Green Day.This writers songs are all about life and death and this one is about life.The main idea is to remember all the wonderful times in your life and the song is saying `To enjoy every moment because you never know when the best moment will be. The song makes me think about all the words in the song and I think of a big picture for every line.
The epilogue commences with Benjamin Linus[ Michael Emerson] entering a Dharma Logistics Warehouse located in Guam and relieving the attendants of the station from their duties as the station is being closed.
In an attempt to provide them with some information,Ben allows each of the two workers to ask a question. Ben explains how they have been shipping foods to an island[ explaining the mystery of why food was being dropped from the sky on the island] and that the coordinates of this island have been changing since it moves. When the other attendant asks why polar bear food is being sent to an island , presumably located in the tropics, Linus attempts to answer the question by showing the two a Dharma orientation video from Dr. Pierre Chang . The condition for seeing the video was that the two men would leave afterwards, to which they both agreed.
In the video, further questions regarding the island are answered. We learn that the experiments of the polar bears, who were placed in the cages, were to test various biological traits and their adaptability under the influence of electromagnetism. We also receive further hints that the electromagnetism impacts pregnancy on the island as the video indicates that attention must be given in order to ensure that female bears have not been impregnated since serious issues result from this at the end of the first trimester.
The video goes on to explain the purpose of the mysterious chair in room 23, which in the series was under control by the Others. Viewers may recall that Carl , Alex’s boyfriend was forced in the chair when he had been captured by the Others. According to the video, the chair was used as way to interrogate the Hostiles by obtaining info on their traditions, lifestyle and worship of Jacob. A special video and glasses were to be provided to the hostile after the interrogation was complete so that his/her memory of the incident would be wiped clean.
The video concluded shortly afterwards and Ben extends his farewells to the attendants who were substantially reimbursed for their 20 years of service to the station.
Afterwards, Ben visits Santa Rosa Mental Institute to meet Walt[ Malcolm David Kelly], who is now reffered to as Keith Johnson .Ben offers his apologies to Walt for kidnapping him when he was on the island . Ben reminds Walt that he is special and that he does not belong outside of the island because of this difference. Ben also adds that Walt can help his father despite the fact that he is dead. This suggests that Walt will be significant in releasing Michael’s burden of being a Whisper on the island for his acts of murder against Anna Lousia and Libby.
Walt agrees to join Ben and the two meet Hurley[ George Garcia] inside a Dharma van. Hurley assures Walt that he is not crazy and just needs to return to the island as this is where he belongs. When Walt questions why this is, Hurley responds by saying that he has a job for him. They drive off as they must now return to the island, concluding the 12 minute epilogue.
What are your thoughts on the epilogue? Were you satisfied?What intrigued you the most? Share your thoughts in the comments section directly below.
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