viernes, 10 de julio de 2009

Royal Family joins Twitter

British Royal Family joins Twitter revolution
10/07/2009 / 21:17 - RIA NOVOSTI - MOSCOW - RUSSIA

MOSCOW, July 10 (RIA Novosti) - The British Royal Family has opened a Twitter account, a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said on Friday.
The account will provide details of royal engagements. However, there will be no personal comments posted on the account.
"It is a news service rather than a personal voice," the spokeswoman said.
Twitter is a social-networking service that lets people keep each other informed about what they are doing throughout the day.
© RIA Novosti, 2008

miércoles, 8 de julio de 2009

Magnum Photos * Wikipedia Org

Magnum Photos
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Magnum Photos is an international photographic cooperative owned by its photographer-members, with offices located in New York, Paris, London and Tokyo.
According to co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson, "Magnum is a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually."

War photographers Robert Capa, David "Chim" Seymour, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and George Rodger founded Magnum in 1947, responding to their World War II experiences.[1] Magnum is one of the first photographic cooperatives, owned and administered entirely by members. The staff serve a support role for the photographers who retain all copyrights to their own work.
The Magnum cooperative has included photojournalists from across the world and has covered many historical events of the 20th century.
The cooperative's archive includes photographs depicting family life, drugs, religion, war, poverty, famine, crime, government and celebrities. Magnum In Motion is the multimedia offshoot of Magnum Photos, based in New York City.

lunes, 6 de julio de 2009


Standing room on planes / Ireland

Ryanair seeks standing room on planes
Published: July 6, 2009 at 10:09 AM

Low-cost Irish airline Ryanair says it is seeking permission to sell standing room tickets on flights.

Such passengers would be charged less than regular seats, and Ryanair is seeking permission from the Irish Aviation Authority to allow standing room before ordering new aircraft, the British tabloid The Sun reported Monday.

The newspaper said such standing fliers would huddle next to what have been described as "bar stools," to which they would be attached by seatbelts. A Ryanair spokesman said, "If they approve it, we'll be doing it."

Airline chief executive Michael O'Leary has said he has held talks with U.S. plane manufacturer Boeing about designing a jet with standing room, The Sun reported, saying he got the idea from Chinese airline Spring, which estimates it could pack in as many as 50 percent more passengers and cut costs by 20 percent by using standing room.
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