Respect

Diva, Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul life!

A great biography movie, of this one and only woman! She put her heart and soul in everything she did and it became timeless. And I won’t even mention the soundtrack, because it’s pure gold! And Jennifer Hudson sings with soul and heart too!

Above all, she was an entertainer and a movement rights front-woman! RESPECT!

Singing for the movement, and sending people into battle with a song is not enough anymore. I need to be with them.

Aretha Franklin

Universe

An international research group led by Associate Professor Tomoaki Ishiyama of Chiba University succeeded in the world’s largest dark matter structure formation simulation using all CPU cores of the national astronomical observatory supercomputer “Atelui II”, and simulated more than 100 terabytes. The data has been published on the Internet cloud. Currently, large-scale astronomical survey observations using the Subaru Telescope of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan are underway, but in order to extract and verify a lot of information from the observations, a huge simulated catalog of galaxies and active galactic nuclei is required. This data is positioned as basic data for that purpose, and will be useful for research aimed at elucidating the large-scale structure of the universe and galaxy formation.
The results of this study were published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society published by the Royal Astronomical Society of the United Kingdom in September 2021.

[credit]
Simulation: Tomoaki Ishiyama
Visualization: Hirotaka Nakayama
National Astronomical Observatory 4D Digital Space Project

[Press release]
The world’s largest “simulated universe” is released-Toward the elucidation of the large-scale structure of the universe and galaxy formation-
https://www.cfca.nao.ac.jp/pr/20210910

国立天文台天文シミュレーションプロジェクト(CfCA)

Ghana

The Ghana National Flag
Accra (capital)
The busy streets of Kumasi
Accra, the capital of Ghana, is a friendly city of about four million people. Its architecture ranges from traditional African buildings to large elegant colonial houses and modern high-rise buildings.
Taxis on the main street of Accra
Residential area
Airport City, Accra
Black Star Square and Independence Arch, Accra
Achimota School
Independence Square, Accra
Deserted beach
Axim Beach
Amedzofe Village
Fishing Harbour
Lake Akosombo
Fishing Boats
Pottery Market
Ghana, West Africa
Butre is a village in Ahanta West District, a district in the Western Region of Ghana.
Ghana Fisherman
Coconuts
Cocoa Jute Bags
Mole National Park
Mole National Park is a Ghanaian national park located in the northwest of the country. It is the park in Ghana with the largest area.
Accra
Senya Beraku
Kokrobite Beach
Ghana Kids Surf
Senya Beraku Fort
Château Cape Coast
Dixcove
Larabanga is a village in West Gonja District, a district in the north-western part of the region of Ghana. The village is known for its whitewashed, adobe Sahelian mosque dating from 1421.
Larbanga Mosque
Elmina Castle
Pikworo Slave Camp
Dixcove seen from the fort
Cash

The end

Pictures from Internet. Based on ppt presentation “Le Ghana”, which its author is not identified.

Blue hour

Landscapes at Blue Hour

The blue hour is the period between day and night, when the sky is filled with a darker blue than daytime blue due to “Rayleigh scattering”.
The blue hour in Bruges (Belgium)
Bergen, Norway

Summer is a good time to take advantage of the blue time. This waiting time when day passes into night and the sky takes on a particular tone that allows you to see the shadows invading the Earth…

Prague, Czech Republic
Tokyo station at the blue hour, Japan
Las Vegas, United States of America
It is in the first moments of the “blue hour” that the birds start to sing.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Venice, Italy

It’s the time of the “blue hour” that I prefer, when everything becomes prettier, smoother and brighter. It’s like a dream veil…

Haarlem, Netherlands
Hallstatt – Austria
Blue Hour at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The sun is setting, but night has not yet fallen…
It’s like time is suspended, in complete harmony with the World and the light…

Rome, Italy
Pont Megyeri, Budapest, Hungary

With the tops of the mountains touching the sky in this enigmatic blue hour, all things get confused and the time seems to have gone wrong, being enveloped in a scenario of perfect tones announcing the darkness to come…

Ho-Chi-Minh, Vietnam
Blue Hour in Mithimna Molivos, Greece
Blue Time at Paris, France

In the morning, the blue hour precedes dawn and at night, twilight follows, marked by its pink tones.
For photographers, this is a moment of unique magic!!!

Berlin, Germany
Chateau Frontenac, Quebec, Canada

The blue hour is the time of day when the sky glows dark, a deep blue, almost electric.
It happens twice a day: in the morning before sunrise and in the afternoon after the sun goes down.

Budapest, Hungary
Blue Time on the London Eye, United Kingdom
La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada
The blue time in Summer is the best time to feel the scents of flowers!!!
Pont Couverts, Strasbourg
The blue hour in the passage from day to night is a very short transitional moment, but very beautiful.
It’s like a state of grace.
Paysages à l’heure bleu

The End

Images and texts are from the Internet.

Original PowerPoint can be found here: https://slideplayer.fr/slide/12569943/

Author: Jean-Charles Lapierre