12 Lessons From The Puppy

Twenty-five days ago, Theo joined our family.
We had been a cat family. We’ve had as many as five at a time. We currently have three sweet and quiet cats.
We’re good at cats.
We have a lot to learn about dogs.
I had a dog many, many years ago (like 45). But although I did a lot of the puppy training, I had loads of help from my parents and my brother and sisters. And to be honest, Sarge was an extremely sweet dog, but not exactly the best-behaved, so I can’t claim to be an expert.
My husband had a dog — very briefly — more than 60 years ago. So he’s not much help.
But we’re learning.
Here’s what we’ve learned about dogs in the last 25 days:


There is no such thing as sleeping in. 5 a.m. is now late. Late on weekdays. Late on weekends. I jump out of bed and throw on my sweats and my waterproof shoes and run to Theo’s little pen in the kitchen. I pray to reach him before it’s too late. I’m getting better at it. Thankfully, he is also ge[……]

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How the Third Industrial Revolution Will Create a Green Economy

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This essay is the first in a four-part series on the theme, “The Third Industrial Revolution.” An introduction by Arianna Huffington is available here. Part two is available here. Part three is here. Part four is here. Stay tuned for responses from leading global figures and technologists.

The global economy is slowing, productivity is waning in every region of the world and unemployment remains stubbornly high in every country. At the same time, economic inequality between the rich and the poor is at the highest point in human history. In 2010 the combined wealth of the 388 richest people in the world equaled the combined wealth of the poorest half of the human race. By 2014 the wealth of the 80 richest individuals in the world equaled the combined wealth of the poorest half of the human race.
This dire economic reality is now compounded by the rapid acceleration of climate change brought on by the increasing emissions of industry-induced g[……]

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There Are Hundreds Of Sheep In This Picture. No, Really.

Turns out sheep aren’t half baaaaaad at hide-and-seek. 
Liezel Kennedy, a farmer who works at Pilgrim Farms in Saskatchewan,南京人上南京夜网 南京梧桐客栈 Canada, had a bit of difficulty spotting her flock of about 550 sheep earlier this month. Now, how in the world does one miss hundreds of sheep? Well check out the photo, which she shared on Twitter last week and you’ll understand.
They’re so blended into the scenery, it’s easy to totally miss them.  

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Don’t see them yet? Try again. We promise the sneaky sheep are there. 

Liezel Kennedy/‏@pilgrimfarms/Twitter

There we go!  
The farmer explained to The Huffington Post that the strange sight occurred after the first snowfall she’s experienced this fall. She said that while it’s sometimes tough to find the sheep because they may be behind a hill or valley, completely missing them was a first for her. 

“I’ve never driven right past them and not seen them!” she wrote. “[……]

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Oil-Rich Dubai Pledges To Put Solar Panels On Every Roof By 2030

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, center, tours the 14th Dubai Air Show at Dubai World Central on it

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, center, tours the 14th Dubai Air Show at Dubai World Central on its opening day in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015.

As diplomats and del上海419同城交友 千花网官网egates from 195 countries converge in Paris this week to help fight climate change, the oil-rich city of Dubai also wants to do its part.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and emir of Dubai, has announced a new clean energy strategy that aims to put solar panels on every rooftop in that city by 2030, according to a Sunday report in UAE’s state-controlled newspaper, The National. State and local media did not provide details about the cost of the solar panel project or when it might be implemented.
The plan is one of the several initiatives outlined in the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy, which aims to provide[……]

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India's Lit Up Border Can Be Seen From Space — But 237 Million Lack Electricity


To mark the year’s end, NASA just released the “Top 15 Space Station Earth Images of 2015” selected by its Johnson Space Center’s Earth Observations team. All 15 are spectacular, most are thought-provoking, but one in particular is sad.
The photograph is a nighttime panorama that shows one of the few — possibly only — major international borders on Earth that can be seen at night from space.
Cool? No, not cool. Not at all. Here’s why.
The bright orange line in the photo above is the border between India and Pakistan. It is bright because India has fenced and placed high power floodlights across more than 1,200 miles of its 2,000 mile border with Pakistan. It is sad because while the floodlights glow bright each night, some 237 million Indians live without electricity each day.
Of course, we live in times when the idea of building fences and walls along borders has become quite popular. Not withstanding the evidence that wall[……]

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Ιταλικό ενδιαφέρον για την εξαγορά του 20% των μετοχών του ΑΔΜΗΕ


Ενδιαφέρον για την εξαγορά του 20 % των μετοχών του ΑΔΜΗΕ που θα διατεθεί προς πώληση, στο πλαίσιο της συμφωνίας που έχει επιτευχθεί με τους εταίρους, εξέφρασαν εκπρόσωποι του Ιταλού διαχειριστή (TERNA), που συμμετείχαν στη συνάντηση του υπουργού Περιβάλλοντος και Ενέργειας Πάνου Σκουρλέτη με τον υπουργό Εξωτερικών Υποθέσεων της Ιταλίας Πάολο Τζεντιλόνι.
Όπως ανέφεραν μετά τη συνάντηση πηγές του υπουργείου, ανάλογο ενδιαφέρον για τον ΑΔΜΗΕ έχει εκδηλωθεί και από άλλες εταιρείες. Η διαδικασία που έχει συμφωνηθεί, υπενθυμίζεται, προβλέπει τη διατήρηση του 51 % των μετοχών της εταιρίας από το Δημόσ上海千花网手机版 爱上海419网ιο, την πώληση του 20 % σε επενδυτή και του υπόλοιπου 29 % μέσω Χρηματιστηρίου.
Στο επίκεντρο της συνάντησης βρέθηκαν οι δυνατότητες ανάπτυξης της ενεργειακής συνεργασίας των δύο χωρών στους τομείς του ηλεκτρισμού, του φυσικού αερίου και των ερευνών για υδρογονάνθρακες. Ειδικότερα:
– Στον τομέα του ηλεκτρισμού εκτός από τον Α[……]

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5 Discoveries in Cabo Pulmo Marine Park

On our recent Hope Spot Expedition to Cabo Pulmo Marine Park, located in the Gulf of California Hope Spot, we five discoveries were made.
1. The Ocean is For Everyone
Dr.上海千花网 千花网官网 Sylvia Earle and the Mission Blue team were deeply honored to spend the morning of February 27th with Eduardo Martinez, director of Fundacion Teleton. This Mexican nonprofit works with disabled people–like the three Mexican teens named Fausto, Roberto and Salma who came along to dive with Dr. Earle–their first ever dive in the ocean! Dr. Earle expressed directly to these newly coronated divers her deepest admiration for their courage. The ocean, truly, is for everyone and we have Fausto, Roberto and Salma to look at for proof.
In a vibrant display of youthful enthusiasm, Mission Blue and the Cabo Youth Center also took nearly 30 local children snorkeling with Dr. Sylvia Earle. Many thanks go to ScubaPro for donating the masks, fins and snorkels to the youth of Cabo Pulmo. The[……]

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Sanders' Michigan Win Affirms Fair Trade Movement

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Bernie’s win in Michigan was no “surprise”. His surge was testimony to his campaign spirit. It also was based on a Michigan rejection of the false promises of Clinton-era corporate and financial globalization policies like NAFTA and the TPP. Five million US manufacturing jobs were lost between 1997 and 2014. The US lost 850,000 jobs to Mexico alone during 1993-2013 according to the Economic Policy Institute.
Hillary’s weaknesses on trade will be highlighted in Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri. Losses of white working class voters due to corporate-designed trade policies will benefit Donald Trump’s campaign through November. The Rust Belt already has seen tremendous Democratic decline at the hands of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, with no sign of reviving the Progressive La Follette tradition there. Wisconsin has become the 25th state to enact right-to-work laws, and its Civil Service system is replaced b[……]

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These Sea Lions Are Not Fans Of Wacky Waving Air Dancers


An Oregon port that’s being overrun by sea lions has revealed its latest weapon to scare off the invasi爱上海56龙凤 龙凤论坛ve animals: giant inflatable tube dancers.
The unusual blow-up dolls — typically seen promoting used car lots and in this popular episode of “Family Guy” — are the latest effort to scare away the sea lions from Port of Astoria docks.
The port’s previous attempts, which consisted of beach balls, ribbons and stakes and even a fake orca, literally went belly-up — the whale, at least.
So far, video shows the giant neon dancers working.

Inflatable tube dancers are being used to scare sea lions from docks in Oregon.


Inflatable tube dancers are being used to scare sea lions from docks in Oregon.

Immediately after the dancers were turned on Thur爱上海 千花网官网sday, sending their plastic bodies flapping wildly in the air, most of the sea lions desperately dove for cover in the water.
But only time will tell if the effect will last.
“The thing about the sea lions is, they’re very intelligent animals,” port o[……]

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Captive Orcas Prove Sitting Is the New Smoking

We designed our own demise, engineered it actually. Every day we make seemingly harmless decisions like taking the elevator over the stairs. Why not? We’re desensitized to effect. Understanding illness and death are skin deep afflictions. Never believing such boogie men could ever get us, we take the elevator.
Perhaps it wouldn’t be so terribly screwed up if we had stopped there. But no, we’re plagued with something else, the human condition. It’s diabolical in its hunger for creating discomforts in us. Motivated by it, we want, scheme, and seek out more of what we h爱上海sh419 爱上海网ave – inflicting our pain onto creatures with the misfortune of sharing this planet with us. Enslaved, they catch our disease – our sloth and our gluttony – and die sooner than they would have if we’d dealt with our shortcomings in other ways.
Captive orcas didn’t ask to swim in pools of their own filth or learn English and obey commands given by beings they could squish with[……]

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