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Monsignor Sladan Cosic Touched by Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
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2018-09-19    0 views
Monsignor Sladan Cosic, Chargé d’Affaires of the Apostolic Nuncio, watched the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra’s performance at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, on Sept. 13, 2018.

This is Msgr. Sladan Cosic’s second time seeing Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra, and he was again touched by the performance.

“I like this connection between West and East, because for the East, there are some stories behind [the music],” said Msgr. Sladan Cosic. “I like very much the stories that are expressed through the music. This is what is personally very touching.”

“While you listen to the music, you try to imagine what is really happening—and also understand the music better.”

He said he could receive the messages conveyed by the Shen Yun musicians.

“The musicians are gifted people, who are, while performing, providing this kind of spiritual experience, which also benefits them too.”

“I think they [the orchestra] are very good at this, because you get involved in the music itself.”

Msgr. Sladan Cosic said Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra brings the East and the West closer and has a positive impact on society.

“Bringing [musicians] together to become one. There are good things in both sides, West and East. So you try to combine the best things from both sides [to] make one piece, and this is the special characteristic of this orchestra.”

“In Western culture, we also see values, including spiritual values. So in this sense, I think the concert is somehow giving its own contribution to society.”

— Monsignor Sladan Cosic, Chargé d'Affaires, the Holy See's apostolic nunciature in Taipei
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Depressed in bed for days, her husband's messages were touchingly beautiful
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2018-09-17    8 views
In June 2017, Sarah Loucks of Merced, California, was having a normal day at home doing dishes.

Then she suddenly stopped.

“My emotions turned to black, every ounce of energy escaped and where my soul had been was a vacant void.”

Loucks was having a depressive episode, but there was absolutely no trigger.

These episodes—which come in all different forms—stem from her bipolar disorder.

Some episodes only last a few hours, but others last a few months.

As she stood there, she knew her then 4-year-old son was expecting lunch.

But she felt herself deflating like a balloon pricked by a needle.

It wouldn’t be long before she was incapacitated completely.

Loucks usually hides her depression from her three children,

so she took them to her parents’ house where they could be taken care of for a few hours.

When she returned home, she felt her pain getting worse and went to the couch,

calling her husband, Michael Mayfield, for help—while he was at work.

When Mayfield came home, he found his wife in the that she had called from, seemingly unable to get up.

Loucks didn’t greet him; she merely walked away from the couch and climbed into her bed where she stayed for hours.

She was fighting a war within her own mind.

She kept insulting and belittling herself, attacking her own weaknesses, feeling pathetic.

As this was happening, Mayfield took care of the kids.

He helped them with homework, cooked dinner, played games, and watched TV with them.

Mayfield made sure not to leave her out completely, though.

“I would check on Sarah every so often; she would not even poke her head out of the covers,” Mayfield said.

“This hurt me to see her like this.”

Loucks stayed in the same spot for days, not getting up to change her clothes or brush her teeth—even using the toilet was rare.

Instead her days were spent listening to that same internal argument play out over and over again.

Eventually though, she worked up the energy to get up,

and what she saw when she got into the hallway made her feel so special.

It was around 6 in the morning when Loucks decided to get up for a cup of water.

As she walked out, she saw tiny yellow squares all over the walls.

They were sticky notes, and each one had a special message written specifically for her.

There were several, all with different encouraging messages like “You are wanted,” “You are not a burden,” and “I love you.”

Reading these loving messages, Loucks began to cry and when Mayfield stepped into the hallway,

revealing that this was something he had planned, she became even more emotional.

According to Mayfield, the idea behind the sticky notes came from a video he had seen a few days prior to his wife’s depressive episode.

The video was a list of things to say to someone struggling with depression—but her husband wanted to take it one step further.

The as had a profound impact.

Loucks ended up saving 20 of her favorite notes and taping them to a wall next to her,

so they would be the first things she saw both when she woke up and went to bed.

“I did not expect the reaction she had; I just thought it was something nice to do and these are things she needed to hear,” Mayfield said.

Those sticky notes are still on Loucks’s wall over a year later, and serve as an inspiration for her to keep going.
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Mandatory evacuations ordered along Cape Fear and Little Rivers in Fayetteville area
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2018-09-15    162 views
Cumberland County, City of Fayetteville and Town of Wade have issued a mandatory evacuation order for all persons residing within one mile of the banks of the Cape Fear River and the Little River within Cumberland County in order to minimize the imminent threat of injury or loss of life.
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Couple Whose Son Was Killed by Gator Has Another Child
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2018-09-15    550 views
2-year-old Lane Thomas Graves was killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World in 2016.

His parents decided not to sue Disney World.

Instead, they set up the Lane Thomas Foundation, which helps children needing organ transplants.

“Lane had a very special light about him,” his father, Matt Graves explained.

“We promised him at his wake we would turn this tragedy into good for many families.”

Now the Graves have brought the world another gift.

The couple has announced the birth of a son, Christian Lane Graves, named after his lost brother.

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People of All Beliefs Remember Lives Lost on 9-11
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2018-09-12    40 views
September marks a bittersweet month that mixes the festive Jewish New Year celebrations with rather sombre September 11 terror attack remembrance ceremonies.

This year's 9/11 events in New York City drew people of all beliefs to remember loved ones, and frontline civil servants who made sacrifices for their country.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city has learnt many lessons from the 2001 disaster that claimed nearly 3,000 lives at the former World Trade Center in Manhattan.

"When we say ‘when you see something say something’ people take it really seriously, and we know even recently the incident on 23rd Street a couple years ago, in fact it was an everyday New Yorker who saw something who helped make sure people were safe, because they called something very important in. So I think we’re better prepared because the people are more engaged," Mayor de Blasio said at a press conference in City Hall.
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Dedicated Blood Donor Survives Battle With Cancer
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2018-09-11    0 views
Trump Honors band of brave patriots in Shanksville
Hurricane Florence Already Felt Along North Carolina Coast
Man shot trying to grab officer's gun
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Video of the Day-0911
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2018-09-11    54 views
Trump Honors band of brave patriots in Shanksville
Hurricane Florence Already Felt Along North Carolina Coast
Man shot trying to grab officer's gun
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air force cadet saves 3 lives-teaser
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2018-09-10    2 views
Good Samaritans step in and do the right thing for complete strangers. However, the term simply doesn't do this young man justice.
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Light Aircraft Crash Kills Two in Palm Beach County
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2018-09-10    2 views
Light Aircraft Crash Kills Two in Palm Beach County
Two people were killed after a light aircraft crashed in a park in Palm Beach County on Sunday, September 9.
The twin-engine Cessna 335 crashed at about 10.40 am on Sunday, killing the pilot and one passenger, the Palm Beach Post reported.
This video shows the plane wreckage burning in John Prince Park, Lake Worth.
Credit: @Her_Maj_ via Storyful
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Video of the Day-0910
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2018-09-10    231 views
Texas officer arrested on manslaughter charge in man's death
Small plane crashes in Palm Beach
Alligator Gar Found After Typhoon Jebi in Osaka
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Video of the Day-0907
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2018-09-07    1K views
Audio of 911 call made from Burt Reynolds' house
Man riding home from church with grandmother cuffed during traffic stop
College of the Ozarks, private Christian school, drops Nike over Kaepernick ad
Former San Francisco 49ers Player Jason Hairston Dead by Suicide at Age 47
US-FL: Monster Gator Spotted at Florida Air Force Base
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Virtuoso Nemanja Rebic on Using Music for Greater Service
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2018-09-07    0 views
When it comes to raising awareness of the persecution of Falun Gong, of course the goal is to stop the persecution. It's still ongoing, it's a really great injustice.

That's the main goal, to show people the true facts about it, because a lot of people, especially in China, have a lot of misgivings about it - and it's not their fault, because they've been exposed to false propaganda.

For them to know the truth about it and understand it, that's a very precious thing

I also try to share the music, the beauty of the art, and just who I am as a Falun Gong practitioner through this art.
Essentially it's all very positive, even the stories that inspire me, the persecution stories, are very positive stories because people come through that hardship, come out of it as stronger people.

I came across people who went through unbearable suffering, but they're some of the most positive people I have ever met.

It's actually very bright; I see it as a very bright thing.
And it can't last forever eventually the world will know the truth.

Whoever you are as an artist, whatever it is the art that you make, that substance of yourself is going to be embedded into what you do. It's inseparable. If you create something that feeling, people will get it. And it's often way more powerful than words.
It transcends languages, it transcends any kind of boundary.

People from any part of the world can hear something that has that universal message and relate to it.

If it's really sincere and true, it can bypass a lot of preconcieved notions we create in our daily life and just hit you straight into your heart. So that's the power of music. So even if the piece is instrumental, it doesn't tell you the words, it carries that feeling.


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Video of the Day-0906
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2018-09-06    4 views
Judge orders couple behind GoFundMe account for homeless man to appear in court
Man Accused of Killing Pregnant Teacher Found Dead in Cell
Aged Care Worker Caught on Camera Beating Elderly Man With Shoe
Suspect Dives Into Canal to Evade Cops, but Is No Match for the Algae
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Woman lay dead in a Nevada jail cell for hours after deputy found her unresponsive
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2018-09-04    5K views
video of the day_Woman lay dead in a Nevada jail cell for hours after deputy found her unresponsive
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Moment of suspected botched attack outside US Embassy in Cairo_CNN
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2018-09-04    14 views
Amateur video showing fire and smoke on the street outside the U.S. embassy in Cairo
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Moment of suspected botched attack outside US Embassy in Cairo
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2018-09-04    149 views
An Egyptian man was arrested outside the US Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday after chemicals in his backpack caught fire, in what authorities said was a botched attack.

No one was harmed in the incident, which took place just outside the heavy blast walls that surround the embassy in Garden City, a leafy neighborhood in the heart of the capital. The US Embassy is next to the British Embassy, which is also heavily fortified.

The Interior Ministry identified the man as 24-year-old Abdullah Ayman Abdel-Sameea, and said his backpack contained a bottle of flammable chemicals. It said he embraced an "extremist" ideology and that he intended to use the material he carried in a "hostile" act.

The ministry did not provide further information to support its accusations.

Video footage posted on social media showed police arresting the man, who was led away after his pants and shoes were stripped off in the search.

The US Embassy said in a tweet that it was "aware of a reported incident" near the embassy and advised American citizens to avoid the area.

The area around the embassy is heavily policed, with concrete barriers blocking vehicular traffic in its immediate vicinity.
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99-year-old man walks 6 miles a day to visit his wife in the hospital, proving true love does exist
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2018-09-01    196 views
A 99-year-old New York man walks six miles
a day to visit his wife of 55 years in the hospital.

Luther Younger lives in the city of Rochester
and is known for being strong and independent.

He even runs for part of the three miles each
way from his home to Strong Memorial Hospital.

Younger's wife Waverlee is paralyzed and
has suffered from brain cancer since 2009.

“She’s the best cup of tea I ever had,” he said.

He credits her with helping him through life. “If it
hadn't been for my wife, I wouldn't have made it."

People recognize him while driving by and will
offer him rides but he always declines.

"People tell me to act my age—yeah, right,”
he said. “They're jealous…

“because I don't drink, I don't smoke, because
it's no good. I wouldn't be here [if I did].”
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Teacher sits in car with former student’s baby so new mom could attend a job fair
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2018-08-25    128 views
The Heart of Educator Pt.2 (I need your help)
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Prince's family sues doctor who prescribed him pain pills
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2018-08-25    23 views
The family of late pop icon Prince has filed a lawsuit against his doctor.

They claim Dr. Michael Schulenberg failed to treat Prince’s addiction to opiates

and, therefore, “had a substantial part in bringing about” his death.

Schulenberg’s lawyer says the suit has “no merit” that they intend to fight it in court.
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Today's Must Watch Videos_Short
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2018-08-24    0 views
Soviet tank topples over after military parade in Russia
Constable On Patrol Witness' Violent Robbery Of A Female Victim
Paris zoo unveils baby jaguars and young fossas
Humpback whale mother splashes around with calf in Western Australia
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Today's Must Watch Videos
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2018-08-24    0 views
Soviet tank topples over after military parade in Russia
Constable On Patrol Witness' Violent Robbery Of A Female Victim
Paris zoo unveils baby jaguars and young fossas
Humpback whale mother splashes around with calf in Western Australia
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Today's Must Watch Videos
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2018-08-24    0 views
Soviet tank topples over after military parade in Russia
Constable On Patrol Witness' Violent Robbery Of A Female Victim
Paris zoo unveils baby jaguars and young fossas
Humpback whale mother splashes around with calf in Western Australia
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Trump Honors Federal Immigration Officials at WH
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2018-08-20    0 views
President Donald Trump used a White House event Monday to pay tribute to federal immigration officials, returning to the fight over the U.S. southern border.

The president was honoring employees of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Customs and Border Protection. The federal agencies have been thrust into the debate over the Trump administration's separation of migrant children from their parents after they illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.

"We love you, we support you, we will always have your back," Trump said. He added: "For America to be a strong nation, we must have strong borders."

Trump has assailed some Democratic lawmakers for seeking to abolish ICE ahead of the November midterm elections. In a letter to state and local leaders, Trump wrote that ICE workers had been subjected to a "nationwide campaign of smears, insults and attacks" by politicians "catering to the extreme elements in our society."
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Orange County Man and Two Children Gone Missing While Rafting
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2018-08-18    134 views
A simulated volcanic eruption and fireworks lit up
the Jakarta sky on Aug. 18 for the Asian games.

Indonesia rolled out the red carpet for the elite
athletes during the opening ceremony.

The North and South Korean athletes marched
together under a common flag of the peninsula

around a huge model of a volcano, and
3,600 performers danced in various costumes.

The enthusiastic crowd and the millions watching
around the continent enjoyed the scene on TV.

Some 13,000 athletes from 45 national Olympic
committees will compete in the Asian Games.

40 sports and 67 disciplines with new events
from bridge to roller skating are scheduled.
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Indonesia welcomes Asia with explosive opening ceremony
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2018-08-18    30 views
A simulated volcanic eruption and fireworks lit up
the Jakarta sky on Aug. 18 for the Asian games.

Indonesia rolled out the red carpet for the elite
athletes during the opening ceremony.

The North and South Korean athletes marched
together under a common flag of the peninsula

around a huge model of a volcano, and
3,600 performers danced in various costumes.

The enthusiastic crowd and the millions watching
around the continent enjoyed the scene on TV.

Some 13,000 athletes from 45 national Olympic
committees will compete in the Asian Games.

40 sports and 67 disciplines with new events
from bridge to roller skating are scheduled.
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Babysitter of slain family speaks out---Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids
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2018-08-18    17K views
A Colorado man allegedly killed wife and kids.

Their babysitter Lauren Naumann speaks out.
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Heatwave Reveals Lost Archaeological Sites Across Britain
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2018-08-16    139 views
All images and gif should be credited: Copyright Historic England
Please use music with a feeling of “suspense”


[image of fifth photo Scropton_Derbyshire_34042_070.jpg]
The scorching weather in England
has revealed hidden treasures.

[zoom into fifth photo down, Scropton_Derbyshire_34042_070.jpg --- maybe use highlight (but not a red circle)]
Look closely.

This is a Bronze Age burial mound.

[1st photo]
Here are 2 Neolithic cursus monuments.
The oldest monument type in the country.

[blur gif, 12th image down, as background to question]
So how does archaeology form cropmarks?

[now use gif without blur]
A small Iron Age settlement (c. 800 BC – 43 AD)

The same site in the Roman period (43 AD – 410 AD)

The structures have left cropmarks.

An excavation trench reveals
the nature of the cropmarks.

[show various images of cropmarks]
Several hundred cropmarks have revealed
themselves this summer due to the dry weather.
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Reality TV star Lyric Mchenry dies
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2018-08-16    0 views
Lyric McHenry, a reality TV star, died on Aug. 14.

Reports say she was pregnant and found dead

on a sidewalk in the Bronx, New York City.


Reports said she was found in her pajamas.
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Heatwave Reveals Lost Archaeological Sites Across Britain
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2018-08-16    0 views
All images and gif should be credited: Copyright Historic England
Please use music with a feeling of “suspense”


[image of fifth photo Scropton_Derbyshire_34042_070.jpg]
The scorching weather in England
has revealed hidden treasures.

[zoom into fifth photo down, Scropton_Derbyshire_34042_070.jpg --- maybe use highlight (but not a red circle)]
Look closely.

This is a Bronze Age burial mound.

[1st photo]
Here are 2 Neolithic cursus monuments.
The oldest monument type in the country.

[blur gif, 12th image down, as background to question]
So how does archaeology form cropmarks?

[now use gif without blur]
A small Iron Age settlement (c. 800 BC – 43 AD)

The same site in the Roman period (43 AD – 410 AD)

The structures have left cropmarks.

An excavation trench reveals
the nature of the cropmarks.

[show various images of cropmarks]
Several hundred cropmarks have revealed
themselves this summer due to the dry weather.
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Gunman Shoots Several People in a Pennsylvania Walmart
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2018-08-15    2K views
A man opened fire in the checkout line of a Pennsylvania Walmart, shooting three people, and then fought with police before being arrested.

Surveillance video from the Walmart in the Cedarbrook Plaza Shopping Center shows a man identified as Keenan Jones, 30, and a female companion waiting in line to check out around 6 p.m. on Aug. 14.

The video seems to show Jones take a pistol concealed in his companion’s waistband.

Jones shot a customer ahead of him in line, striking him in the leg.

He then fled toward the front of the store, continuing to fire his weapon at customers and store employees all of whom were fleeing.
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Chilean Navy frees trapped whale
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2018-08-15    249 views
In heartwarming news, a trapped whale was rescued by Chile in the seas of the Chilean Patagonia region this week thanks to a coordinated effort.

The whale was stuck in fishing net, leading Chile's Maritime Authority to call on fishermen to remove the nets after the rescue.

A convoy led by the Alacalufe General Service boat made the three-plus hour trip off the coast at Puerto Williams to arrive at the site where the whale was trapped.
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Heatwave Reveals Lost Archaeological Sites Across Britain
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2018-08-15    106 views
All images and gif should be credited: Copyright Historic England
Please use music with a feeling of “suspense”


[image of fifth photo Scropton_Derbyshire_34042_070.jpg]
The scorching weather in England
has revealed hidden treasures.

[zoom into fifth photo down, Scropton_Derbyshire_34042_070.jpg --- maybe use highlight (but not a red circle)]
Look closely.

This is a Bronze Age burial mound.

[1st photo]
Here are 2 Neolithic cursus monuments.
The oldest monument type in the country.

[blur gif, 12th image down, as background to question]
So how does archaeology form cropmarks?

[now use gif without blur]
A small Iron Age settlement (c. 800 BC – 43 AD)

The same site in the Roman period (43 AD – 410 AD)

The structures have left cropmarks.

An excavation trench reveals
the nature of the cropmarks.

[show various images of cropmarks]
Several hundred cropmarks have revealed
themselves this summer due to the dry weather.
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Divers continue to search for 12-year-old girl
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2018-08-15    96 views
Recovery efforts for the body of a missing
12-year-old girl in San Diego continue.

[make sure you have timestamp on this frame with this text]:
Teams were out for a third day looking for
the remains of the missing girl, Leia.

Leia fell overboard in the San Vicente
Reservoir in Lakeside, over the weekend.

[Lt. Rich Stropky/San Diego Lifeguards]:
No end in sight, except that
we want to find Leia today.

Thirty-six divers from multiple agencies
are assisting in the search.

A spokesman for the agency was getting
visibly emotional as he talked about their efforts.

[Lt. Rich Stropky/San Diego Lifeguards]:
It's... it hits home...
way too close"


They are using helicopters, search dogs, and
advanced underwater technology to look for Leia.

[Lt. Rich Stropky/San Diego Lifeguards]:
"We do have some areas that we're putting
a lot of divers in and retracing some steps
to be very thorough with this search."
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Elliot Robinson
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2018-08-14    0 views
Elliot Robinson turned 8 years old on July 26.

For most kids, the highlight of their birthday is ripping the wrapping paper off of their gifts, and eating their weight in birthday cake.

Elliot keeps a far more special tradition.

For as long as Nate and Stephanie Robinson can remember, their son has wanted to be a police officer.

That’s why he pays the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office in Utah a visit every year on his big day.

“He really just wanted to share his birthday with them, and one way the police department said we could do that was to bring treats.”

The officers at the sheriff’s office have come to expect his annual visit, and they look forward to it as much as he does.

“It’s pretty special what he does. We have brought people in and given them a birthday cake, or to see what law enforcement does,"

"or to come and visit us. But really, Elliot is the only one that brings us stuff. It’s pretty cool."

He doesn’t hesitate to say, when asked, why he admires his local police officers.

“[I like] how they protect towns and communities and schools,” Elliot said. “They’re my heroes.”

Elliot’s annual trip to the sheriff’s office isn’t showing any signs of stopping. The family is planning on returning on his birthday next year.

“It’s a tradition now. It’s a must,” Stephanie said.

Elliot wants to be a police officer when he grows up, something his parents are keen to encourage.

He’ll hear no objections from the sheriff’s office either.

In the meantime, officers at the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office can count on sweet treats at work at least once a year.

For Elliot and the rest of the Robinson family, it’s a small token of gratitude for the officer’s hard work.

“We truly appreciate our men and women in blue and thank God for keeping them safe,” Stephanie said.
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France--Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals
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2018-08-14    0 views
A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals.

One of the bright red "urinoirs" installed on the Ile Saint-Louis, not far from Notre Dame cathedral and overlooking tourist boats passing on the Seine, has caused particular indignation.

Locals have written to the town hall to demand its removal and are planning a petition.

"This model is not attractive at all and where it has been set up is not appropriate at all," 50-year-old Paris resident Moubi said.

The urinal is on a pavement a few metres from the door of a well-known townhouse the Hotel de Lauzun where 19th-century French poet Charles Baudelaire lived.

Neighbours also fear that the urinal, around 20 meters (22 yards) from a primary school, could become a target for exhibitonists.

The designer of the "Uritrottoir" -- a combination of the French words for urinal and pavement -- said it offered an "eco solution to public peeing". The device is essentially a box with an opening in the front and a floral display on top, containing straw which transforms into compost for use in parks and gardens.

But Ile Saint-Louis locals said the receptacle, with no stall around it of any kind, could blight their ultra-chic neighbourhood.

"Seeing people urinating right in front of your door is not the nicest thing," 28-year-old Paris resident Mounia said.

Local mayor Ariel Weil insisted the devices were necessary, however. Paris authorities have rolled out four of the stand-up loos in spots where public peeing has been a problem, and a fifth is planned.
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Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals
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2018-08-13    0 views
A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals.

One of the bright red "urinoirs" installed on the Ile Saint-Louis, not far from Notre Dame cathedral and overlooking tourist boats passing on the Seine, has caused particular indignation.

Locals have written to the town hall to demand its removal and are planning a petition.

"This model is not attractive at all and where it has been set up is not appropriate at all," 50-year-old Paris resident Moubi said.

The urinal is on a pavement a few metres from the door of a well-known townhouse the Hotel de Lauzun where 19th-century French poet Charles Baudelaire lived.

Neighbours also fear that the urinal, around 20 meters (22 yards) from a primary school, could become a target for exhibitonists.

The designer of the "Uritrottoir" -- a combination of the French words for urinal and pavement -- said it offered an "eco solution to public peeing". The device is essentially a box with an opening in the front and a floral display on top, containing straw which transforms into compost for use in parks and gardens.

But Ile Saint-Louis locals said the receptacle, with no stall around it of any kind, could blight their ultra-chic neighbourhood.

"Seeing people urinating right in front of your door is not the nicest thing," 28-year-old Paris resident Mounia said.

Local mayor Ariel Weil insisted the devices were necessary, however. Paris authorities have rolled out four of the stand-up loos in spots where public peeing has been a problem, and a fifth is planned.
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Audio from stolen plane reveals final moments before deadly crash
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2018-08-11    1K views
Audio recordings of a conversation between an air traffic controller and an airline worker that stole an empty plane from Seattle's airport shed light on the final moments before the stolen plane crashed on a remote island near Seattle on Friday (August 10).

An Horizon Air ground service agent took the controls of a Bombardier Q400 turboprop airplane in a maintenance area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at about 8 p.m. local time Friday (0300GMT) and took off, embarking on flight over Seattle before crashing about an one hour later on Ketron Island in Puget Sound.

The 29-year-old man, who has not been identified, was suicidal and appeared to have acted alone, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said on Twitter, adding the employee was probably killed in the crash.

Federal authorities were searching on Saturday (August 11) for what drove the airline worker to steal the empty airplane and spark a security scare that saw U.S. fighter jets scrambled.

There was no indication that the incident was an act of terror and no passengers were aboard the plane, the FBI said in a series of tweets.
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Amish man puts new spin on ride-sharing with Amish Uber
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2018-08-11    525 views
An Amish man has started an "Amish Uber"
with a horse and carriage.

Timothy Hochstedler started giving people
rides in his horse and buggy in Colon, Mich.

[Timothy Hochstedler , Amish Uber driver]

"Uber is a cool thing, every single year something new comes
in and Uber is hot right now, so we have the Amish Uber.
We can deliver people to their front doorsteps.”

He charges just $5 a ride.

People who want a ride, though, must flag
down Hochstedler as he's driving by.

Riders said they enjoyed themselves, taking in
the scenery while getting to their destinations.

[Becky Phelps, Amish Uber rider]

"I don't think there's Uber down here, so it's pretty cool.
It gives people that option that can't drive or
don't want to drive or shouldn't drive.”
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This Lady’s Tale Of Recovery Will Inspire You
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2018-08-11    0 views
Barbara was a lupus patient for over 10 years. Due to being constantly sick, fatigued, and pained, Barbara was barely able to work in her 20’s, and eventually filed for disability. Suicide occurred to her many times.

To deal with the depression, Barbara started seeing a psychologist, but was soon diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis as well.

“I began to think that my life was soon coming to an end… I just really wanted to understand why I was here. What’s the purpose of my life? Why did I get sick?”

On February 6, 2000, she found a pamphlet at her local library. It was the turning point of her life. The three Chinese characters on the pamphlet would change her. They are the principles of a Chinese spiritual movement known as Falun Dafa.

As soon as she started reading Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa, she suddenly understood why everything happened to her and found inner peace.

She didn’t expect her illness to be healed, but it happened. After Barbara started practicing the Falun Dafa exercises, within 3 months her body felt light and comfortable, and she was able to do anything she wanted.

Barbara was miraculously healed without medication. She saw her internist and rheumatologist, and they confirmed that her body was completely normal.

“Honestly, the best thing wasn’t finally being physically able to get a job, or being able to sleep normally again, or even having the capability of doing simple things like stand in line at the grocery store without hurting. The most amazing part was truly how I felt inside.”
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What is Brexit?
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2018-08-10    19 views
What is Brexit anyway?

The UK has voted to leave the European Union

Something no country has ever done before

It’s the biggest and most complicated task since World War II

But just what exactly is Brexit?

And is it over yet?

The answers are … complicated.

The Brexit referendum vote was close

52% of Brits voted to leave the EU — the “Leavers”

48% voted to remain — the “Remainers”

It has divided the nation

And there’s a lot left to decide before the deadline of March 29, 2019

The negotiations between the UK and the EU have been fierce

There’s the money

The UK will have to pay a “divorce bill” of £30-£40 billion

Plus there are the rights of 3.7 million EU citizens in the UK and the 800 thousand UK citizens in the EU to take care of

And the small matters of
Customs arrangements
Trade terms
Security
and Northern Ireland border arrangements

Complicating all this is that 16 of the 27 national leaders in the European Council need to agree on the deal

The EU doesn’t want the UK to have the benefits of membership without the costs

If it does, the deal risks undermining the EU’s existence

And some believe we need the EU to be strong to resist the influence of authoritarian countries like China

Brexit isn’t just a matter of being in or out of the EU

It’s about the future relationship with the EU—and that creates a sliding scale

… from soft to hard

The closer it is to status quo, the “softer” the Brexit

A “hard Brexit” would mean much more independence, and also more barriers to trade

If no deal is reached, then trade would be under World Trade Organization rules

Leaving with no deal is also called “crashing out”’ of the EU—the ultimate “hard Brexit”

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