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Tokelau: An Island 100% Powered By Solar Energy

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Tokelau (population: 1,500) is an island nation in the South Pacific, made up of three atolls whose highest point is only five meters above sea level. Even though the New Zealand protectorate’s contribution to climate change is miniscule, it faces grave threats to its very existence. In 2011, at the Durban Climate conference, Foua Toloa, the head of Tokelau, said the island would be using 100 percent renewable energy by 2012. By October of that year residents accomplished their goal, becoming the first country in the world to produce 100 percent of its electricity from the sun.

 

Prior to 2012, Tokelau’s residents relied on three diesel-driven power stations, burning 200 liters per day at a cost of nearly $800,000 per year. Tokelauans only had electricity 15 to 18 hours per day. They now have three solar photovoltaic systems, one on each atoll. The 4,032 solar panels (with a capacity of around one megawatt), 392 inverters, and 1,344 batteries provide 150 percent of their current electricity demand, allowing the Tokelauans to eventually expand their electricity use. In overcast weather, the generators run on local coconut oil, providing power while recharging the battery bank. The only fossil fuels used in Tokelau now are for the island nation’s three cars.


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Female poet takes a path few dare to tread - Saudi Gazette

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Many women in Al-Ahsa complained about the restrictions placed on female writers and said their right to publish their work is often denied.
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Cecília Meireles, Manuel Bandeira e Mario Quintana ganham reedições - 22/10/2012

Cecília Meireles, Manuel Bandeira e Mario Quintana ganham reedições - 22/10/2012 | loiterature | Scoop.it
Há quem diga que bons livros se encontram em sebos. A lenda viria da crença de que um escritor, de tão procurado, faria com que os leitores tivessem que esperar para ler suas obras em segunda mão.

 

Pois três grandes poetas da literatura brasileira têm agora seus versos de volta às livrarias. Até 2014, as obras de Cecília Meireles, Manuel Bandeira e Mario Quintana ganham esperadas reedições.

A poesia de Cecília e de Bandeira foi sumindo das estantes desde o fim do contrato entre a Nova Fronteira e a agência literária que detém os direitos de publicação da dupla.

Um acordo assinado com a Global deu origem a novos volumes do épico "Romanceiro da Inconfidência", publicado pela primeira vez por Cecília em 1953, e de seu intimista "Viagem", de 1939.

Bandeira retornou com as coletâneas de versos "Estrela da Manhã" (1936) e "Estrela da Tarde" (1960), além da autobiografia em prosa "Itinerário de Pasárgada" (1954).

De Quintana, há antologias consagradas como as da L&PM e da Nova Aguilar, portas de entrada para sua obra. Mas as reedições de seus títulos originais lançadas pela Editora Globo estão quase todas fora de catálogo.

A primeira fornada, sob o selo da Alfaguara, é composta pelos três primeiros livros lançados por ele em Porto Alegre: "A Rua dos Cataventos" (1940), "Canções" (1946) e "Sapato Florido" (1948).

Há ainda um título que fez sucesso três décadas depois, "Apontamentos de História Sobrenatural" (1976), parte da fase madura de Quintana.

Os três autores projetaram bases para a poesia brasileira do século 20, ainda que tenham permanecido distantes do ponto de vista estético.

"Bandeira também tinha temas regressivos, voltas ao mundo da infância, mas sua poesia expressa mais maturidade do que a de Quintana", aponta o crítico Luís Augusto Fischer, coautor da biografia "Mario Quintana - Uma Vida para a Poesia".

"Já Cecília Meireles, parece guardar certa solenidade, na retórica ou na abordagem dos temas, que Quintana não tinha", completa.

Distantes em origem e estilo, o trio expressou pela literatura a admiração mútua.

À Cecília, Quintana dedicou: "Senhora, eu vos amo tanto/ Que até por vosso marido/ Me dá um certo quebranto".

Ela, por sua vez, teceu uma poesia em que o menino Jesus pede à Sant'Ana que substitua as canções natalinas por poemas do colega gaúcho.

E sobre os versos de Cecília, Manuel Bandeira assim escreveu: "Tudo [é] bem assimilado e fundido numa técnica pessoal, segura de si e do que quer dizer".


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Balcão de Biblioteca

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Um blogue sobre livros e bibliotecas.
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15 sites para baixar livros gratuitamente | Livros só mudam pessoas

15 sites para baixar livros gratuitamente | Livros só mudam pessoas | loiterature | Scoop.it
Ler para aprender, ler para expandir a mente, ler para estimular a memória. Não importa o porquê você dedica tempo para essa atividade, o que vale é aproveitar todos os seus benefícios, seja no papel ou nos modernos ...

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At Virginia Libraries, Kids Will Read with Dogs This Summer to Bone Up on Literacy

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With the help of therapy dogs, a reading therapist, and reading mentors, the Chesterfield (VA) County Library will host a summer reading program for children, including disabled kids.

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Tokelau: An Island 100% Powered By Solar Energy

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Tokelau (population: 1,500) is an island nation in the South Pacific, made up of three atolls whose highest point is only five meters above sea level. Even though the New Zealand protectorate’s contribution to climate change is miniscule, it faces grave threats to its very existence. In 2011, at the Durban Climate conference, Foua Toloa, the head of Tokelau, said the island would be using 100 percent renewable energy by 2012. By October of that year residents accomplished their goal, becoming the first country in the world to produce 100 percent of its electricity from the sun.

 

Prior to 2012, Tokelau’s residents relied on three diesel-driven power stations, burning 200 liters per day at a cost of nearly $800,000 per year. Tokelauans only had electricity 15 to 18 hours per day. They now have three solar photovoltaic systems, one on each atoll. The 4,032 solar panels (with a capacity of around one megawatt), 392 inverters, and 1,344 batteries provide 150 percent of their current electricity demand, allowing the Tokelauans to eventually expand their electricity use. In overcast weather, the generators run on local coconut oil, providing power while recharging the battery bank. The only fossil fuels used in Tokelau now are for the island nation’s three cars.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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Com o albedo de Castelo Branco podíamos estar como Tokelau.

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A Brief History of Children's Picture Books and the Art of Visual Storytelling

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From cave paintings to Maurice Sendak, a look at the masters of the form...

 

[A long and in-depth article which ends appropriately at the eBook:  "The eBook isn't about winning or losing. It's about an 'exploration,' and experience, rather like a pop-up book. What many publishers are doing wrong at the moment is just copying printed picturebooks on to this format, which does both media a disservice."]


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Contos de Aula: António Torrado

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Blogue com contos de autores portuguesese não só...links para outros espaços de aprendizagem da leitura e da língua portuguesa.

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Brain in Hand :: Home

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Charlie Southwell (aka @charliesaidthat) brought Brain In Hand to my attention. It's an app that can help those on the autistic spectrum function with difficult decision making, and provide decision making and help tools. It looks really fantastic! While my own son is learning coping techniques to use on his own, I could see this being something helpful for him in the future. Currently, it's available in the UK only, and not in the US, but they do hope to expand someday (let's hope so!). This is a brilliant use of mobile content and technology being used, and I applaud the efforts being done with this company! 

--techcommgeekmom