- Beauty battles for crown
A dethroned Texas beauty queen suing for a shot to enter the Miss America pageant had to listen as her former pageant handler told jurors the size-2 teen gained enough weight to ruin a bikini photo shoot and didn't follow through... 彼女の前のページェントハンドラは、サイズが2代は、ビキニの写真撮影を台無しにするのに十分な体重が増えたから従っていない陪審員に言ったようにミスアメリカコンテストを入力してショットの訴え退位テキサス美人コンテストの女王が待機していた...
- How To Develop An Audience-Focused Perspective -Presentation Training
During the last quarter of a century I have coached tens of thousands of people—sales executives, CEOs, civic leaders, prime ministers, members of the U.S. Congress and British Parliament, athletes, entertainers, pageant winners, and ordinary business people—on how to be better presenters. And through all of those sessions and speeches, I have found that there really is one big secret to giving a foolproof presentation. Would you like to know what it is? 私は、上の人々セールスエグゼクティブ、経営者、市民団体の指導者、総理大臣は、米国議会と英国議会、スポーツ選手、芸能人、ページェントの勝者のメンバーの何万人もの、通常のビジネスの方々を指導した世紀の最後の四半期にはどのようにより発表される
- Beauty queen loses title after weight gain
A Texas judge will decide who will wear the Miss San Antonio crown after pageant officials tried to boot the winner over alleged violations, including packing on a few kilograms.Miss San Antonio 2011 Domonique Ramirez has sued... テキサス州の裁判官は、ページェントの職員が提訴しているいくつかのkilograms.Missサンアントニオ2011 Domonique Ramirezさんの梱包を含め、申し立てられた違反を経由してブートし勝者を試みた後ミスサンアントニオの王冠を着用していただきます者を決める...
- Flocks of starlings make for spectacular photographs | Grahame Madge
It's the time of year when these birds come together to produce one of nature's most impressive sights. Grahame Madge has some tips for capturing it on camera • Share your photos of starlings in flight on our Flickr groupEven as an ardent birdwatcher, I'll confess that a single starling is a rather drab sight. But you can capture stunning images of starlings if you see them in a new light. In summer, the drabness of their dark plumage melts away to reveal an iridescent show of greens and purples. In winter, the birds develop a completely different look as the plumage becomes spangled with white spots.In my opinion, the best way to see starlings is just before dusk when flocks – known as murmurations – gather in autumn and winter skies for one of our most celebrated wildlife spectacles. Sometimes up to 1 million birds - from a radius of 20 miles - join vast flocks that twist and turn against the fading light, creating a pageant of ephemeral, ever-changing patterns - like smoke on a breeze.Many of the birds will have travelled to the UK from Scandinavia, or even Russia, to join starlings that have nested in the UK. Starlings gather in huge flocks to spend the night in safety in reedbeds, or on buildings, such as Brighton pier. It's always been a slight mystery to me why these birds put on such a prominent display before roosting for the night. The primary aim of creating a large flock is to confuse predators, such as peregrine falcons or sparrowhawks: so, why do starlings advertise their presence so obviously?The ecologist in me says they are probably encouraging others into the roost site, creating an ecological advantage for the starling's survival. However, my fun-loving side yearns to believe that starlings put on a Red Arrows show just because they can.These spe これらの鳥は、自然の最も印象的な名所の一つを生成するために一緒に来るときは一年の時です
- Gordon Strachan obituary
My friend Gordon Strachan, who has died aged 76, was a maverick theologian, a Church of Scotland minister who loved to turn ideas inside out and challenge orthodox assumptions. His studies led him from history at Oxford to theology at New College, Edinburgh, where he did his PhD on Edward Irving, a 19th-century Scottish divine denounced as a heretic.In between research, Gordon was active in the Iona Community, spending summers helping rebuild the ruined medieval abbey on Iona in the Inner Hebrides. He became a minister in Dalmarnock in the East End of Glasgow, engaging his parishioners in the kind of inspiring activities integral to his character.Gordon had a wicked sense of humour and occasion. No one who was there will ever forget him dressed as Merlin at the pageant organised in celebration of the launch of his book The Return of Merlin (2006), when friends became a vast cast of characters from the Arthurian legends, with Gordon's son Christopher and friends as the knights of the Round Table.Tall and striking in looks, Gordon was a pied piper figure, particularly for the many students he taught in 25 years of tutoring Edinburgh University's Lifelong Learning courses. He led groups on Merlin quests to Glastonbury; Ruskin walks, imbued with nature poetry; and pilgrimages to Chartres, to explore links between architecture and sacred geometry.He came into his own when he met his wife, Elspeth, in the early 1970s across a crowded New College library. They went on to run the Netherbow Arts Centre in Edinburgh for six years, establishing a crucible of creativity involving artists, poets, musicians, ecologists and feminists. In the 1980s they ran the St Andrew's centre in Tiberias, Israel.Gordon wrote six books, full of detailed argument about what the conventional might re 私の友人ゴードンストラカン監督は、76歳で死亡した、異端の神学者であり、教会裏返しのアイデアを有効にすると正統派の仮定に挑戦しましたスコットランド大臣