Codognè I Presepi in biblioteca


Presepe in biblioteca a Codognè

 

Codognè I Presepi in mostra (video) La biblioteca comunale come fulcro culturale

La biblioteca di +Cuore Veneto Codognè Treviso  si riconferma ancora una volta come centro della cultura e cuore pulsante del paese. Le innumerevoli iniziative promosse dalla commissione culturale voluta dall’attuale sindaco avvocato Roberto Bet e dall’assessore alla cultura dottoressa Lisa Tommasella hanno fatto in modo che l’ex scuola elementare Giannino Ancillotto che ha visto transitare nei suoi locali generazioni intere di Codognesi, non solo rimane nell’immaginario collettivo un ricordo della propria infanzia trascorsa in queste stanze ad imparare con calamaio ed inchiostro la grammatica, la storia, la geografia e la matematica, ma viene “assunta” a ruolo primario di promozione di arte, cultura, dibattiti, spettacoli, gite organizzate,presentazione di libri,laboratori didattici e chi più ne ha più metta.

Con il potenziamento del collegamento internet la biblioteca inoltre offre ai residenti un servizio di collegamento WIFI e tanti altri servizi correlati allo scambio di libri interattivo con le biblioteche della Marca Trevigiana e di tutto il territorio regionale.

Un salto di qualità notevole che apre le porte a tutti atttraverso il linguaggio universale della cultura e dell’arte.

La mostra dei presepi è da non perdere. Rimango sempre sbalordito dalla incredibile capacità manuale e dalla creatività che certi artisti riescono ad esprimere con le loro opere semplici e piacevolissime da osservare quanto immensamente difficili da realizzare. Il presepe rappresenta per noi non solo il simbolo della nostra religiosità cristiana ma un’ancora ed un ponte che ci collega attraverso l’essenziale strumento delle tradizioni storiche ad un passato che non vogliamo e non possiamo dimenticare. Costruire, allestire un presepe a casa con i propri cari non significa solo rinnovare il germoglio della nostra fede ricollegandolo alla grotta di Betlemme, ma ha una funzione coadiuvante per le famiglie che in questo periodo si ritrovano a passare del tempo insieme. I vostri figli porteranno per sempre con loro il ricordo di quando, da piccoli allestivano il presepe con genitori, fratelli e nonni.

La cura della nostra società deve partire anche da queste piccole grandi certezze, dalle quali allontanarsi sarebbe veramente un peccato, soprattutto per il calore umano, per i ricordi, per le sensazioni di pace che esse evocano nel venire celebrate all’interno del nucleo famigliare.

Se ancora non l’avete fatto siete ancora in tempo. Non servono presepi complicati e macchinosi, bastano tre, quattro statuine collocate in un angolo strategico della vostra casa,un po’ di muschio,delle semplici luci. Ma soprattutto non dimenticate di allestirlo assieme a chi vi vuole bene e che anche voi amate. Rimarrà un ricordo indelebile per voi e per loro. Buon Natale.

Published on Dec 7, 2015
Codognè is situated in the province of Treviso, in the Veneto Region in the North Eastern part of Italy near #Venice and the #Dolomites
Sabato 7 dicembre alle ore 18.00 presso la biblioteca comunale, è stata inaugurata la bellissima mostra sulla Natività organizzata dal Cif di Codognè in collaborazione con l’Amministrazione Comunale. E’ un’evento unico, perchè l’intero paese ha contribuito alla sua realizzazione: i talenti e gli artisti di Codognè: Stefania Biasi,Aldo Boscariol, Erica Dario, Giuseppe Gardenal,Luciana De Lorenzi, Federico Ghin, Domenico Grando (grazie ad Adelfio), Loretta Lucchetta, Sonia Maccari,Nadia Oliana, Chiara Pin,Carmen Rusalen , Luigi Tonon e Dora Zuccolotto.

che hanno lavorato sodo per tutta l’estate e l’autunno nella realizzazione di opere inedite che raccontassero le varie fasi della natività; le famiglie di Codognè che hanno accolto l’invito ad esporre i loro presepi in biblioteca; i volontari delle associazioni comunali che ci hanno aiutato.ORARI:

Lunedì | Mercoledì | Giovedì | Venerdì |
dalle 14.45 alle 18.30

Martedì
dalle 9.00 alle 12.00
e dalle 14.45 alle 18.30

Sabato | Domenica
dalle 9.00 alle 12.00
e dalle 15.30 alle 18.00

INDIRIZZO:
Biblioteca comunale di Codognè (Di fianco al municipio in centro paese):

Uscita A27 Conegliano – Strada Provinciale 15 Via Cadore-Mare – direzione Oderzo.
Via Roma, 4 (TV)
TEL: O438 793280
E-mail: biblioteca@comune.codogne.tv.it

– Codognè dista circa 10 km dalla stazione ferroviaria di Conegliano.
Per eventuali problemi di trasporto il servizio trasporti LA MARCA effettua corriere da
Conegliano – Codognè e Vittorio Veneto – Codognè

The wise Woman and the stone


 
Wise Woman was travelling alone in the mountains. She stopped by a stream as she was very thirsty.

She saw a beautiful colorful stone on the bottom of the stream, partially hidden by the rocks. She picked it up and realized that it was ia precious gem.

She placed into her bag and kept walking.

Few miles up the mountain she encountered a man who stopped her and asked her for some food as he was lost, tired and hungry.

She opened her bag. He saw the precious stone and asked her if she could give the gem to him.

She silenty agreed and gave the man the stone.

The man was very happy when he realized that the stone was enough for him to live rich and happy for the rest of his life.

A few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman “I’ve been thinking” He said.

“I know how valuable the stone is, but I want to give it back to you with the hope that you can give me something even more precious.

Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone” –Author Unknown-

New Pope O’Malley Cardinal with “what it takes” (a plea to the Holy Spirit)


(by pio dal cin) Saturday March 9th 2013 7:00 Rome Time.
With the Conclave Extra Hommnes  from the Latin word “cum clavem” (with key) that comes from what happened in 1270 when the people of Viterbo locked the cardinals in the City’s Palace until they reached the election of Gregory X

The process to elect the new Head of the Catholic Church will begin on Tuesday March 12th. 
As I stated in a previous post( A fool’s prediction),  trying to make a prediction is like to be able to guess the lottery numbers. Anyone can be right or wrong.


I was brought up a Christian Catholic in a very strict way. My name comes from Padre Pio da Petrelcina whom my dad met many times when he was a “small friar” battered by the Church and confined without the permission to Celebrate the Mass as he was becoming popular among the crowds for His “miracles”.

                      (Mons. Albino Luciani-Pope John Paul the I with my father) I met two Popes personally in my life: Pope John Paul

the I and Pope John Paul the II. (foto copyright pio dal cin 2013)



During my travelling around the World, as a photojournalist I came in touch and I studied 
Islam, Ebraism, Buddhism and the Religion of the Native Americans, out of my curiosity of understanding where, if there is one, lies the Truth.

I must admit that I wasn’t thrilled about Pope Benedict VXI; not much for His great personality and profound culture, but for the fact that he “sported” those huge golden crosses on His neck and the “fisherman ring” was big enough to buy a couple of apartments.

I kept repeating to myself that “This cannot be Sacred..” Isn’t the Church supposed to support the poverty as one of the three wows?”

Native Americans have a saying “If it is Sacred it must be Free..” I like this. But how many controversial, not free items are there in the Catholic Church today? Why is the Legacy of Saint Peter obliterated by scandals of the Vatican’s funds of million of Euros? 

I learned that the IOR (the Vatican Bank)is the most powerful bank in the whole world.


This should change, in my humble opininion. Saint Francis of Assisi was called by Jesus
to “Repair the Church”“Vai Francesco, ripara la mia Chiesa” and was cited here by Benedict VXI.

Times are very hard and the sex scandals, Vatican Leaks and not so transparent transactions of the Church are “rocking the Boat” like never before. 

Given my statement that “You have to be a Fool to make a prediction of choosing a Pope”, I will have another approach and “write a letter of plead to the Holy Spirit“, asking to pick the only one I saw that fits the description of Saint Francis of Assisi: Cardinal Sean O’Malley (read His blog)

LETTER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT: I will start with this Song to the Holy Spirit, that is sung by the Cardinals upon entering the Conclave, to ask for Divine Inspiration.






Dear Holy Spirit,

I am just a grain of sand in the Universe. I understand nothing about the Laws and the Forces that balance the Great Space.

Many Humans call upon Your Force and Greatness. Some call You Great Spirit, other call You Holy Spirit, other do not even believe in You.

During these days the Catholic Church is called to elect the Captain of the Ship.  

It is been very hard for me in these past years to believe that Your Holy Presence is among those walls, given all the scandals that we heard about.

It is very hard to boftenelieve that the Spirit of Jesus and of Saint Peter, and Saint Francis of Assisi is behind the gold and richness ofnen shown by those who are called to be Your servants, while there are million of people who suffer in the World.

So here is my humble plea: If You are really among those walls, Shed  a Great LIght upon those who are called to elect the new Pope so that His ways will be as Jesus requested of
simplicity and trasparency. a real Sheperd that can show the World that Jesus is still among us human beings in the way HE  taught us.

My pick is Sean O’ Malley

(I know that You don’t need suggestions but at least I casted my vote)

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G+ Google plus Hangouts have improved accessibility for the hearing impaired


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(by pio dal cin) +Google+  has announced today that accessibility has been improved for the hearing impaired on Hangouts. Read the post below by +Anna Cavender  that I saw trough +Loren Groves (thanks dude for sharing +Sharing is Caring on G+ )

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via +Loren Groves  Improving accessibility on Hangouts ht +Anna Cavender
Anna Cavender originally shared this post:
Improving accessibility in Hangouts

Accessibility is something we care a lot about on the Hangouts team. The Hangout Captions app, for example, enables live transcription services for the deaf and hard of hearing (http://goo.gl/4RujF). And “Take the Floor” makes it easier for sign language speakers to do a Hangout together (http://goo.gl/chyKS). Today we’re rolling out two accessibility improvements in Hangouts – a Sign Language Interpreter app, and a fuller set of keyboard shortcuts.

1) Using the Sign Language Interpreter app, deaf or hard of hearing users who prefer sign language can invite interpreters to speak and sign for them during a Hangout. They’ll always see their interpreter at the top right of the window, and they’ll become the focus of the Hangout whenever their interpreter speaks for them. You can install the app using this link: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_?gid=532733437531.

2) Keyboard shortcuts are also available in Hangouts — great for people who can’t or don’t want to use a mouse during the video chat. For example: muting your microphone is now as simple as Ctrl+D (PC) or Command+D (Mac), and you can start chatting with Ctrl+B (PC) or Command+B (Mac). To view the full list of keyboard shortcuts just type ‘?’ while in a Hangout, or visit this page:support.google.com/plus/bin/answer.py?answer=2752487.

Both features are rolling out gradually, so let us know what you think once you’ve taken them for a spin!

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Maroni Presidente della Lombardia un umile consiglio


(by pio dal cin) Il monento difficile che stiamo attraversando politicamente presenta  sfide e scenari inediti dal punto di vista politico.

Il parlamento è diviso in tre grandi spezzoni che difficilmente potranno convivere a lungo. L’affermazione di Berlusconiche tutti davano per spacciato (io per primo) . La “vittoria” di Bersani, e la valanga Grillo.La Lega ha perso metà dei consensi e questo è un segnale forte alla dirigenza. Mentre scrivo Maroni intervistato daBruno Vespa ha affermato di preferire la “Vittoria Politica su un progetto (il grande Nordpiuttosto che avere qualche parlamentare in piu’. 

Certo che la vittoria di Maroni pesa molto sulla bilancia Nazionale. Se la Lega ha perso una marea di consensi (dai moderati) e ha subito un’emoraggia di voti, deve interrogarsi sul perchè. Le lotte intestine e gli scandali che l’hanno travolta nell’ultimo anno hanno cambiato per sempre la struttura di questo partito Popolare che aveva nell’onestà dei suoi dirigenti basato tutti i suoi consensi e le vittorie politiche dal 1992 ad oggi.

Con l’affermazione di Maroni a presidente della Lombardia si apre un nuovo scenario. Un grande Nord formato da Piemonte (Cota) Lombardia(Maroni) Veneto (Zaia e Tosi) Friuli (Tondo). Una forza che prescinde totalmente dall’andazzo Nazionale delle elezioni. Maroni si è giocato tutte le carte su questa vittoria e, da politico acuto ed intelligente sapeva che la Lega entrava male in queste elezioni. Lo aveva detto durante un’intervista qualche settimana fa che il “timone” della Lombardia gli interessava molto di più dei risultati Nazionali.

                                                      Cosa succederà?

Nessuno ha la sfera di cristallo ma tutti convengono sul fatto che qualsiasi sia il governo che uscirà da queste elezioni non durerà a lungo (leggi posts precedenti nel mio blog).

Il mio umile consiglio a Maroni è il seguente: Rifondare la Lega con un nome diverso.
Zaia, Tosi, Cota e Maroni assieme sono abbastanza forti da fondare un partito per il Grande Nord che se si presentasse alle elezioni che non tarderanno ad arrivare potrà raccogliere un consenso molto ampio che vorrei sbilanciarmi nel quantificare in un 12-15%.

Diversamente c’è la fine politica di questo movimento che ha segnato per sempre la Storia ed il modo di pensare della Gente del Nord. 

Non è scandaloso rinnovarsi e staccarsi da una vecchia metodologia che non riuscirà a scrollarsi di dosso gli scandali che l’hanno esposta alla gogna.

 Con questi presidenti di Regioni molto importanti Maroni, Cota, Zaia (con il supporto di Tosi in Veneto  e Tondo per il Friuli) l’elettorato leghista potrà convincersi che il progetto interregionale puo’ diventare realtà, a prescindere da qualsiasi risultato le urne abbiano partorito in questa tornata elettorare.

Occorre far presto. Le nuove elezioni non tarderanno ad arrivare e questa, è l’unica strada che la lega puo’ provare a percorrere. Bisogna liberarsi dei fantasmi del passato e ripartire con nuove energie.

Questo è il mio umile consiglio .

To all corrupted politicians in Italy. On your last day, you’ll regret your behaviour


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Italian Stereotype – 1.Liar (Photo credit: Raffaello Robbiani)

(by pio dal cin) To all the corrupted politicians out there. Listen to the voices of the People of Italy crying for some relief. Before you are a politician you are (or at least should be) a MAN.

Next time you hoover over a City with your helicopter on the way to make a multimillion euro deal, think of the person in despair because he just lost his job, or because the enterprise he started with great sacrifices is about to collapse, maybe for a bill, or a law that you voted.

Think of a mother trying to feed the children with less than a thousand euros a month, while you are getting a message on your Iphone telling you that your 90thousand euro pension has been deposited in your bank account.

Think of a young couple who will not be able to start a family because the Bank just denied them a mortgage as they only have one paycheck a month and it won’t be enough.

Think of all the money you stole, and you are stealing from the poor people. One day you are going to die too. You will die rich and perhaps you’ll regret on your death bed not having being able to be honest and it will be the moment you’ll meet your Creator, it will be the saddest moment of your life.

Honesty
To achieve honesty within yourself,
To recognize who and what you are ,
Do this and you can be honest with all others

Humility
Humble yourself and recognize that
No matter how much you think you know,
You know very little of all the universe.

Truth
To learn truth,
To live with truth, and
To walk with truth,
To speak truth

Wisdom
To have wisdom is to know the difference between good and bad, and
To know the result of your actions

Love
Unconditional love to know that when people are weak
They need your love the most,
That your love is given freely, and
You cannot put conditions on it
Or your love is not true

Respect
Respect others, their beliefs, and
Respect yourself.
If you cannot show respect,
You cannot expect respect to be given

Bravery
To be brave is to do something right,
Even if you know it’s going to hurt you.

Elezioni 2013 Ecco i primi risultati- Italian Elections 2013 here the first results


expected grilo (by pio dal cin)

These should be the first results from the Elections in Italy as Grillo is expected to make a “killing” with his policies of “sending the old Nomenclatura away from the Parliament” Every Party is fearing his success as results are pouring in after the polls closed at 3:00 pm local time (GMT+1)

Attack By Chondrite: Scientists ID Russian Meteor


 

Attack By Chondrite: Scientists ID Russian Meteor

February 22, 2o13

Researchers who studied pieces of the meteor collected near Lake Cherbarkul say it was a common chondrite meteor. The largest of the 53 fragments was one centimeter in diameter. Photo provided by the Urals Federal University Press Service.

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The meteor that caused at least 1,000 injuries in Russia after a startling and powerful daytime explosion one week ago has been identified as a chondrite. Russian scientists who analyzed fragments of the meteor, whose large size and well-documented impact made it a rarity, say that its composition makes it the most common type of meteor we encounter here on Earth.

“The fragments contain a standard number of minerals, including olivine, pyroxene, troilite and kamacite,” scientist Viktor Grokhovsky of the Urals Federal University, told the Voice of Russia. “These minerals that can be discovered only in outer space confirm the fragments’ extraterrestrial nature.”

That means that before it shattered windows in the city of Chelyabinsk and turned people around the world into gawkers fascinated by a calamity — and by the amazing video footage of it — the meteor spent billions of years traveling through space.

When it detonated over Russia, the explosion was powerful enough to be “detected by 17 nuclear monitoring stations around the globe,” as The Christian Science Monitor reports.

The meteor, which may have weighed as much as 10,000 tons and measured about 55 feet across, was traveling at an estimated 11 miles per second when it reached Earth, according to a report at io9.

“Chondrites are some of the most primitive rocks in the solar system,” says Britain’s Natural History Museum. “These 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites have not changed much from the asteroid they came from.”

The museum says the meteor’s name — pronounced with a hard “K” sound — comes from the Greek word for grains of sand.

But in the region where the meteor fell, the chondrite goes by another title: a chance to cash in. As NPR’s David Greene tells Linda Wertheimer on Morning Edition, people have been scrambling to collect pieces of the famous meteor.

“A 16-year-old pulled one out of his pocket and said, ‘Here’s a piece of the meteor, right here,” David says. “And this black market is developing. People have been coming to these villages and offering $100, $200 for little handfuls of space debris. The government’s worried that people are going to be trying to sell it fraudulently. So, this whole new economic reality is developing around this stuff.”

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From the Archives: George Washington Writes in the Margins


From the Archives: George Washington Writes in the Margins

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Last month, President Obama began his second Inaugural Address by saying, “Each time we gather to inaugurate a President we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution.” President Obama’s words resonate as the anniversary of George Washington’s birthday approaches on February 22, popularly known as Presidents’ Day.

Over two centuries ago, on April 30, 1789, George Washington delivered his first Inaugural Address knowing that he had little to guide him in the job that lay ahead but the principles stated in the Constitution. The Articles of the Constitution had been debated, discussed, and agreed upon just two summers earlier by the delegates of the Constitution Convention, and were still untested. Nevertheless, Washington was a strong supporter of the Constitution and would look to it for guidance in his unprecedented role as President.

During Washington’s first year in office, Congress ordered 600 copies of the Acts of Congress to be printed and distributed to federal and state government officials. The book compiled the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and other legislation passed by the first session of Congress.

George Washington’s personal copy of the Acts of Congress contains his own handwritten notes in the margins. The notes provide insight into his crucial role in the implementation and interpretation of the Constitution and the establishment of the new American government.

Washington rarely wrote on the pages of his books, and the presence of his distinct handwriting makes the historic volume even more remarkable. Customarily, Washington preferred to take notes on a separate sheet of paper, which he would insert into a book. But in his copy of the Acts of Congress, he not only wrote directly in the margins but also drew brackets next to the passages of particular interest to him.

Only three copies of this book are known to have survived: Washington’s copy and the copies belonging to Thomas Jefferson and John Jay. After his two terms in office, Washington brought the book home to Mount Vernon. It stayed in the Washington family until 1876 and then passed through a series of collectors.

Last year, the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association secured the book at an auction, bringing it back to George Washington’s home. It is now on display at Mount Vernon in Virginia through Presidents’ Day.  Beginning in March, Washington’s Acts of Congress will travel the country and visit the 13 Presidential Libraries of the National Archives through a partnership with Mount Vernon.

In George Washington’s first Inaugural Address he referred to the new government as an “experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.” Fifty-six Presidential inaugurations later, President Barack Obama spoke of the Constitution as an enduring framework for our government. The opportunity to see Washington’s Acts of Congress,complete with his carefully penciled notes, provides a rare glimpse into history that is as relevant today as it was 224 years ago.

The nationwide tour of the Acts of Congress is also an opportunity to reflect on the presidency and to wonder what it would feel like to take on the role of Commander in Chief. We’ve put together a gallery of inaugural moments that feature holdings from the 13 Presidential Libraries.

And while there are no photos of America’s first Presidential inauguration, we’ve included pages from George Washington’s first Inaugural Address from the holdings of the National Archives, as well as Washington’s historic copy of the Acts of Congress, courtesy of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.

Happy Presidents’ Day!

Learn more about the Acts of Congress at Mount Vernon and the Acts of Congress at thePresidential Libraries of the National Archives.

 

G+ Bradley Horowitz Describes his Tesla Model S driving experience


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A Most Un-Peculiar Road Trip

A few weeks ago, we decided that we’d take advantage of the long weekend to drive down from the Bay Area to Los Angeles to see friends and family. The notion of driving down (v. flying) was made infinitely more appealing by the thought of taking our Tesla Model S.

In the intervening time, the +The New York Times +Elon Musk kerfuffle unfolded. I must say, it gave me a moment of pause about whether taking the Tesla was actually a good idea.

But I’ve already got more than 3000 miles on the car, and have learned to trust it.  So off we went.  And I started out by resetting the trip odometer, staying acutely aware of my energy consumption, etc.  But as the trip progressed (with another adult and two kids), we settled into the usual road trip rhythm of songs, games, and “Are we there yet?  How much longer?!”  It became clear that the fact that this was an electric car was a non-issue.  And so I stopped any notions of meticulous logging and just had fun and stayed present.  So this post is not in anyway intended as a rebuttal, filled with facts, figures, points and counterpoints.  Just one happy Model S owner’s experience, on one particularly well-supported route.

We trip was ordinary in the best possible sense. We had the air-conditioner going when it was hot (toward LA), the heater on when it was cold (back here), and we drove like we like to drive.  The car handled the steep grades on the path like a champ.  In fact the only thing missing was the roar of an engine struggling to make it up the hill.  😉

Per the attached map below, we stopped twice, breaking the trip into thirds.  This gave us an opportunity to eat, switch drivers, refresh… and of course recharge. In a gas-powered car, at least one of these stops would have been “optional” for me… maybe we’d have broken the trip into halves instead of thirds.  But we’d have still stopped to eat, and additionally I’d have definitely needed at least one bio-break and stand-and-stretch.  So in reality, there was a bit of a compromise.  For our second stop, what might have been a 15 minute pit-stop ended up being longer (by about 40 minutes.)  We put the time to good use, and it didn’t feel burdensome.

I heard a couple of NPR Marketplace correspondents last week describe this tradeoff well.  The first said (I paraphrase), “It’s not always appropriate to judge a new, disruptive technology against an incumbent across every dimension.  For instance, landlines almost never ‘drop calls.’  Cell phones do… a lot.  By that measure alone, you’d think that cell phones would fail.  But the added convenience of portability has trumped every other disadvantage.”  Another Marketplace reporter said (again paraphrasing), “I’m sure when gas-powered cars were first introduced some folks were dubious… since most of the oat-feeding stations in our national transportation network did not yet support gasoline pumps.  But that of course changed.”  😉

Here are some other random observations:
– One thing missing from the Supercharger stations – squeegees to clean the windshield of bugs! (+Tesla Motors help us out here!)
– This was my first experience using a Supercharger, and it’s pretty stunning how quickly it pours range back into the car.
– Lots of tumbleweeds blowing across I5.  Really big ones that folks had to brake for.
– Cost of travel for four to LA and back: $0 (thanks +Tesla Motors!) versus approx. $1000 for the flights we wanted.

Details:

Here’s a map of our route: http://goo.gl/maps/wpKpE

Palo Alto -> Harris Ranch Supercharger: 158mi
Harris Ranch Supercharger -> Tejon Ranch: 116mi
Tejon Ranch -> Koreatown (LA): 80mi

Total Distance: 354mi

Note that I actually passed a Supercharger in Gilroy, simply because I didn’t need it.  That was fun.  ;-)Collapse this post

Feedly from Google.RSS for creative minds


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(by pio dal cin) Feb 16th 2013  6:02 (GMT+1)The RSS for the creative mind.

Feedly is a news reader for creative minds. Syncs with Google Reader and Twitter.
New in version 14
★ Integration with Buffer
★ Integration with Twitter Cards
☂ Reduced memory footprint

Feedly combines the visual appeal of a magazine with the efficiency and convenience of an RSS reader. The result is a powerful tool which allows you to organize, read and share the information which helps you stay current and creative in your professional life.Feedly syncs with Google Reader. When you read an article in feedly, it is marked as read in Google Reader. When you save an article in feedly, it is starred in google reader. When you add a source in feedly, it is added to Google Reader.When you find an article you like, you can easily share it on Twitter, LinkedIn or Evernote. Directly or via the Buffer app.

Hangout on G+ with Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti (Youtube video)


Soyuz is the longest serving manned spacecraft...
Soyuz is the longest serving manned spacecraft design in history (1967– ) , upgraded regularly (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

(by pio dal cin) February 15th 2013 10:23 pm. What a great experience today. I had the great privilege and honour to talk to Astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti  from the +European Space Agency, ESA  in  Germany. We had a friendly talk about her upcoming experience on November 2014 when she will be a member of the crew going into the ISS (International Space Station) where she will spend six months orbiting around the Earth. I learned many things that I did not know about the ISS and life up there. One astonishing fact for me was the speed of travelling around the Earth as it takes about one and a half hour to complete an orbit. Curious to find out? Just watch this video and find out all the details of a great mission.

+Samantha Cristoforetti  will be the first Italian woman to have the honour of being sent into space to the ISS.

Thanks again for your time.  I had a great time 

 +pio dal cin 

Dorner’s remains positively identified


 

Christopher Dorner LAPD
Christopher Dorner LAPD (Photo credit: http://www.YoVenice.com)
Christopher Dorner LAPD (Photo credit:www.YoVenice.com)

(by pio dal cin)

 Medical examiners have positively identified the body of the renegade former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner, the man authorities say killed four people and wounded three others in a vendetta against his old comrades.
That announcement from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department came two days after a shootout, standoff and fire at a cabin in the mountains east of Los Angeles. Dorner’s remains were identified through dental recordsduring an autopsy, the department said.
The charred remains of a man believed to be Dorner were found in the burned-out cabin late Tuesday. The cause of death was not released with the identification

Obama President Obama G+ Hangout Screenshots


Obama President Obama G+ Hangout Screenshots

pio dal cin

12:03 AM  –  Public

+Google+  hosted the third Hangout with President +Barack Obama  from the +The White House . Here are the exclusive Screenshots of the event that just ended a couple of minutes ago.

The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly although very important issues were adressed to the President regarding the economy, jobs, the gun control issue and other topics.

On the second part  the participants asked a few lighter questions like the lady from Hawaii who asked the President +Barack Obama how living there affected his life, or the couple expecting a child about which name the president would pick for her…

A great hangout to watch and the great feeling of knowing that this way of communicating has become a familiar way for us as well as for the President of the United States of America.
Personally I would like to thank +Sarah Hill  who believed in Hangouts “When Hangouts weren’t cool* and gave me the great opportunity to participate as a guest to her first LIVE Hangout from a broadcast bach in Sept 12 2011.

thanks to +chee chew (CCS) +Dori Storbeck +Natalie Villalobos +Katherine Gramann

and a special thank to +Bruce Garber who taught me how to take good screen shotsCollapse this post

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English: Seal of the President of the United States Español: Escudo del Presidente de los Estados Unidos Македонски: Печат на Претседателот на Соединетите Американски Држави. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Obama President Obama Hangout on G+ for his second time


President Barack Obama addresses the House Dem...
President Barack Obama addresses the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

http://www.codognetreviso.com/2013/02/obama-president-obama-hangout-on-g-now.html

pio dal cin

10:33 PM  –  Public

President +Barack Obama  Hangs out on +Google+  for his second time.
The White House originally shared this post:
Today at 4:50 p.m. ET: President Obama joins a #FiresideHangoutlive from the White House. Learn more and watch live:http://wh.gov/d5zH #SOTU

On Thursday, February 14th at 4:50 p.m. EST, President Obama will sit down with Americans from all across the country for a “Fireside Hangout” – our 21st century take on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s fireside chats. The President will join a live, completely virtual interview from nowhere other than the Roosevelt Room in the White House’s West Wing.

This online event comes just days after the State of the Union address, where the President laid out his plan to create jobs and strengthen the middle class. During the hangout, which is hosted and moderated by Google, the President will connect with people who are active online to discuss the policies and proposals in the speech.

Do you have a question that you’d like President Obama to answer? Right now, you cansubmit a text or video question for the President, and also vote on your favorites. Then, be sure to tune in for the hangout live on Thursday, February 14th at 4:50 p.m. EST. Watch it live on the White House YouTube ChannelGoogle+ page and at WhiteHouse.gov/live.

Thursday’s event with the President is the latest in a series of Fireside Hangouts and White House engagement programs on Google+. Last month, Vice President Biden kicked off the series with a virtual conversation about reducing gun violence. And after President Obama presented his plan to fix our broken immigration system, Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council, joined a Fireside Hangout on the issue.

The White House uses Google+, and other social media networks and online tools, to directly connect President Obama and his Administration directly with the American people. Since our inaugural White House hangout with President Obama after the State of the Union in January 2012, the White House has hosted hangouts about everything fromhealthy families to small business and mortgage refinancing to human trafficking.

More than 1.4 million people have followed the White House since we joined Google+ a little over a year ago — and we’ve invited those followers to join hangouts with senior staff and Cabinet members and come to the White House for special events, like our State of the Union Social and a Google+ photowalkFollow us on Google+ to stay connected to the White House and get the latest updates on how you can engage. You can also check out the White House on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest. Learn more about all the ways you can engage with the White House at WhiteHouse.gov/engage.

Dorner Chris Body Removed from burning cabin (OFFICIAL)


http://www.codognetreviso.com/2013/02/dorner-chris-body-removed-from-cabin.html

Dorner Killed by SWAT team


The LAPD SWAT was the first in the United States.
The LAPD SWAT was the first in the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The LAPD SWAT was the first in the United States. (Photo credit:Wikipedia)

(by pio dal cin) Dorner has been killed by the SWAT team. Reports are pouring in from all over the Web
The cabin where Christopher Dorner is reportedly barricaded is now in flames (AP)