Thursday, May 5, 2011

Top 10 Hardest Working Countries of the World

10. Slovenia
 Average Hours Worked: 8.15
Slovenia rounds out the top 10 in terms of average hours worked among the population of OECD member states, possibly as a result of the fact that Slovenians do three hours and 51 minutes of unpaid work each day, 24 minutes more than the OECD average. Slovenia also has the lowest income inequality in OECD and the ninth – lowest relative income poverty rate at 7.8 percent of its population. Slovenia registered a big fall in infant mortality in the last generation and has the second lowest rate in the OECD of 2.1 per 1,000 live births, just after Luxembourg. But the country is rated in the highest third of the OECD for perceived corruption and the lowest third for confidence in national institutions. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) released its ‘Society at a Glance’ survey, which investigated the number of hours the population of its member countries spent in both paid and unpaid work (defined as working at home or doing volunteer work), as well as how much time people spent in leisure activities. Lets take a look at which countries are among the world’s busiest and hardest-working nations?  

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Picdump — 56 Pics

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Mosque of Djenne

It seems that time has stopped here. These were the homes in Djenne, probably, five centuries ago. So they stayed and now - entirely built of clay, in full accordance with the local traditional style. The most famous building in clay, carefully preserved here more than a century - Mosque, the largest such mosque in the Islamic world. 

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Top 10 Most Walkable Cities in the United States

10. Portland, OR
 Population: 2.14 million
% commute by walking: 2.8%
% commute by mass transit: 5.9%
Average commute: 25.3 minutes
Number of parks: 39.5
09 more Cities after the break...

Top 10 Healthiest Fruits

01. Strawberries
Strawberries have high levels of ellagic acid and anthocyanins, and are rich in vitamin C (95 mg per cup) and fiber (3.8 g per cup). Fruits provide lots vitamins and carbohydrates to nourish the body and also add variety to the diet. Apples are a great source of vitamin C, they prevents the growth of harmful bacteria and help fight cancer. Bananas are handy for problems like constipation and diarrhea. Blueberries have a number of health benefits including anti-cancerous, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Mango are other sources of vitamin C. Research has also indicated that these fruits are beneficial for arthritis and other anti-inflammatory conditions because they have a cooling affect on the body. 

Here are top ten healthiest fruits to keep you fresh, healthy and full of life, after the break...

Photos from Selected Points

Pictures of selected points,  more images after the break...

Failed Trucks

Failed trucking,  more images after the break...

Tallest Girl From Thailand

Towering head and shoulders above her parents, this giant teenager is the tallest in the world at a whopping 6ft 10 in and she could still be growing. Weighing in at 20.5 stone, Malee Duangdee from eastern Thailand knew she was different from a young age, growing much faster than her school friends. Her height brought the 19-year-old problems while she was at school and she suffered from bullies and has memories of a lifetime of loneliness. She said: 'I used to feel like a freak, schoolchildren used to bully me and call me names. But since leaving school I've tried to feel more comfortable with who I am. I've got used to life on my own, but it's hard.'  

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Picdump — 41 Pics

 Picdump, more images after the break...

Unreal Luck

Can you believe this, more images after the break...

The 10 Most Stolen Cars in United States of America

10. 2009 Toyota Corolla
Trade-In Value*: $11,100
Original Price in 2009: $15,910
New  Car Value (2011): $17,400
The Toyota Corolla is one of the “best loved cars in America” according to Kelley Blue Book . It rates high on maintenance and resale value — and it gets decent gas mileage. The 2011 had just “minor cosmetic changes,” which means parts from prior year models can be used in the newer models, which makes the car very attractive to car thieves Roughly 800,000 to one million cars are stolen in America every single year. Many of the same models are on the list every year but it’s not just because they’re the most popular vehicles.
 It’s primarily because they have parts that don’t change much from year to year – and most cars are stolen for the parts, not to drive around, explained Geoff Keah, a special investigator for assurance . So, thieves who steal a 1994 model, for example, could sell the parts to use in models for 1995, 1996, etc. 

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Trees Cocooned in Spiders Webs

An unexpected side-effect of the flooding in parts of Pakistan has been that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters. Because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water has taken so long to recede, many trees have become cocooned in spiders webs. People in this part of Sindh have never seen this phenonemon before – but they also report that there are now less mosquitos than they would expect, given the amount of stagnant, standing water that is around. It is thought that the mosquitos are getting caught in the spiders web thus reducing the risk of malaria, which would be one blessing for the people of Sindh, facing so many other hardships after the floods. UK aid – in response to the Pakistan floods – is helping millions of survivors return home and rebuild their lives. more images after the break...

Guy Spoils the Pictures

Guy Spoils the Pictures, more images after the break...

Picdump — 64 Pics

Picdump  more images after the break...

Chinese Animal Lover Adopts 140 Stray Dogs

Li Zongwen, a former chef from Wuhan, has made online headlines after Chinese media discovered he has taken in 140 stray dogs from the outskirts of the city. More images after the break...
The 59-year-old man began adopting strays from the streets of Wuhan in 2009, and in just two years time he has taken-in an impressive 140 hungry dogs. He put a roof over their heads, but admits he couldn’t afford to feed all of them, without donations from other local animal lovers. Food and rent for Mr. Li and his big family of canines cost around 5,000 yuan ($760) which is way more than he could pay on his own.

Although sharing a home with 140 animals isn’t exactly an easy task, considering the noise he has to put up with at night, and the considerable mess he has to clean up after them, Li Zongwen doesn’t complain. On the contrary, he likes having them around as he prepares a big bowl of dog chow, using a garden shovel, and even eats his own meals in their company. Maybe he should get in touch with Ha Wenjin, the woman who looks after 1,500 stray dogs and 200 cats, I’m sure they have a lot to learn from each other.
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There has always been a lot of controversy regarding the way Chinese people treat dogs and cats, especially with gory videos of dogs being violently killed and prepared as food, but in reality, but people like Li Zongwen are proof that things are changing in the far east. For centuries, most Chinese people have been too concerned with feeding themselves and their families to waste food and affection on animals, but in recent years their attitude towards dogs has been gradually changing.
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sony Ericsson Vivaz

Today we have the first reliable information about the new phone from Sony Ericsson and his official photo. Before us tachfon based on Symbian, in an attractive and lightweight plastic case with a 8.1 megapixel camera that records video in HD-resolution. In fact, the phone continues to ideas Satio. Sorry the new model as a whole repeats the one that was in Satio, except for minor modifications. The main pride of the phone - 8.1-megapixel camera with autofocus, image stabilization, face detection and smiles, digital zoom, geoteggingom, flash and video recording format HD 720p. Vivaz is based on S60 5th Edition, equipped with a 720 MHz processor, 3.2-inch screen with a resolution 640h360, a TV, FM-radio, A-GPS, WiFi, bluetooth, 3,5 mm jack for headphones, of course, there 3G support and memory card microSDHC. Among the supported formats - MP3, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, RealVideo. Dimensions - 107 x 51.7 x 12.5 mm. Rechargeable lithium-polymer, 1200 mAh. Available colors corps - Moon Silver, Cosmic Black, Galaxy Blue and Venus Ruby. Sales Sony Ericsson Vivaz appear this quarter.






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Daily Pictures

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Potraits of Power by Platoon

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