понедељак, 28. мај 2012.

Removing Slavery from Product Supply Chains



There’s slavery in every shopping mall in America. From cocoa, coffee and clothing, to cars, computers and cell phones—many products sold in the U.S. are tainted by slavery. Sometimes it’s sweatshop slavery where goods are manufactured. Other times, it’s brutal child slavery at plantations and mines where commodities and raw materials come from.
Consumers, investors and regulators want to remove slavery from U.S. store shelves. California has already enacted rules that will soon affect thousands of products sold in America’s most populus state.  


  • In just eight minutes, business leaders will understand why government regulators are requiring companies to investigate, disclose, and eventually remove slavery from their product supply chains.

  • This powerful documentary reveals the impact of supply-chain slavery on people in the U.S. and around the world. Viewers see what modern-day slavery looks like, and hear directly from slaves.

  • Professionally-produced by former network journalists, the video can be shown at briefings and conferences, as well as at work-team meetings or individual viewing sessions.

  • It is a valuable learning and motivational tool to accompany a corporation's written directives and training materials for compliance with state and federal requirements.

    • Dr. Kevin Bales is co-founder of Free the Slaves, which is one of America's leading nonprofit anti-slavery organizations.

    • Professor Bales is one of the world's most sought-after experts on ending modern slavery. He has advised the United Nations and overseas governments. He appears frequently in the global news media.

    • Professor Bales sits on the board of the International Cocoa Initiative, a trade coalition of top chocolate companies trying to remove slavery from their industry. He understands the challenges that business leaders face, and he’s developed a valuable three-point plan for corporate supply-chain policies.

недеља, 27. мај 2012.

Gorilla hand - Nature Lover

"The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
Not merely to grasp the world, but to change it." 
- Colin Wilson,
Photos are taken with permission from Mike and Kathie
and here is more photos : 

I am mad about this dog !

This is Muffin. When I first time saw her I immediately fell in love with her. 
Her Angel Guardian Adam wrote me that she is : "She's a terrific, amazing little girl. So glad you're into her!"
Here you can see Muffin  :

петак, 25. мај 2012.

Colorful Abstract Art - Please leave comment !!!

Please leave comment ... !!!
I will be very grateful if you left any comment !!!
You can see rest of them on Etsy.com 
I put my art on Fine Art America 

"A view is a meeting point of two souls" V.Nikolaj Velimirovic

One of our most famous orthodox priest Vladyka Nikolaj Velimirovic said : " A view is a meeting point of two souls. And then, with a view, as with the lamp we descend into chasms and fissures of other people's (beings) souls to see what there is."
What this view tell you ?

 These are photos taken from Mike and Kathie   San Diego, California, - on Etsy.com

Astronomy Picture of the Day -2012 May 26

 At the Edge of NGC 891

Credit: Composite Image Data - Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Legacy Archive,
Michael Joner, David Laney (West Mountain Observatory, BYU); Processing - Robert Gendler
Explanation: This sharp cosmic portrait features NGC 891. The spiral galaxy spans about 100 thousand light-years and is seen almost exactly edge-on from our perspective. In fact, about 30 million light-years distant in the constellation Andromeda, NGC 891 looks a lot like our Milky Way. At first glance, it has a flat, thin, galactic disk and a central bulge cut along the middle by regions of dark obscuring dust. The combined image data also reveals the galaxy's young blue star clusters and telltale pinkish star forming regions. And remarkably apparent in NGC 891's edge-on presentation are filaments of dust that extend hundreds of light-years above and below the center line. The dust has likely been blown out of the disk by supernova explosions or intense star formation activity. Faint neighboring galaxies can also been seen near this galaxy's disk.

Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive


четвртак, 24. мај 2012.

уторак, 15. мај 2012.

Black and White Original Art - Hang Drum Dancing Fingers

Hang Insomniac Jam

hang insomniac jam

Rabindranath Tagore :
 “I touch God in my song
      as the hill touches the far-away sea
      with its waterfall.
The butterfly counts not months but moments,
      and has time enough."

I like Google

I like Google because "she" brings visitors to my Etsy shops

Steve Jobs and the 7 Rules of Success

 Steve Jobs and the 7 Rules of Success
 Steve Jobs' impact on your life cannot be underestimated. His innovations have likely touched nearly every aspect -- computers, movies, music and mobile. As a communications coach, I learned from Jobs that a presentation can, indeed, inspire. For entrepreneurs, Jobs' greatest legacy is the set of principles that drove his success.

Over the years, I've become a student of sorts of Jobs' career and life. Here's my take on the rules and values underpinning his success. Any of us can adopt them to unleash our "inner Steve Jobs."

1. Do what you love. Jobs once said, "People with passion can change the world for the better." Asked about the advice he would offer would-be entrepreneurs, he said, "I'd get a job as a busboy or something until I figured out what I was really passionate about." That's how much it meant to him. Passion is everything.

2. Put a dent in the universe. Jobs believed in the power of vision. He once asked then-Pepsi President, John Sculley, "Do you want to spend your life selling sugar water or do you want to change the world?" Don't lose sight of the big vision.

3. Make connections. Jobs once said creativity is connecting things. He meant that people with a broad set of life experiences can often see things that others miss. He took calligraphy classes that didn't have any practical use in his life -- until he built the Macintosh. Jobs traveled to India and Asia. He studied design and hospitality. Don't live in a bubble. Connect ideas from different fields.

4. Say no to 1,000 things. Jobs was as proud of what Apple chose not to do as he was of what Apple did. When he returned in Apple in 1997, he took a company with 350 products and reduced them to 10 products in a two-year period. Why? So he could put the "A-Team" on each product. What are you saying "no" to?  

5. Create insanely different experiences. Jobs also sought innovation in the customer-service experience. When he first came up with the concept for the Apple Stores, he said they would be different because instead of just moving boxes, the stores would enrich lives. Everything about the experience you have when you walk into an Apple store is intended to enrich your life and to create an emotional connection between you and the Apple brand. What are you doing to enrich the lives of your customers?

6. Master the message. You can have the greatest idea in the world, but if you can't communicate your ideas, it doesn't matter. Jobs was the world's greatest corporate storyteller. Instead of simply delivering a presentation like most people do, he informed, he educated, he inspired and he entertained, all in one presentation.

7. Sell dreams, not products. Jobs captured our imagination because he really understood his customer. He knew that tablets would not capture our imaginations if they were too complicated. The result? One button on the front of an iPad. It's so simple, a 2-year-old can use it. Your customers don't care about your product. They care about themselves, their hopes, their ambitions. Jobs taught us that if you help your customers reach their dreams, you'll win them over.

There's one story that I think sums up Jobs' career at Apple. An executive who had the job of reinventing the Disney Store once called up Jobs and asked for advice. His counsel? Dream bigger. I think that's the best advice he could leave us with. See genius in your craziness, believe in yourself, believe in your vision, and be constantly prepared to defend those ideas


понедељак, 14. мај 2012.

Impressionist Original Oil Painting on Canvas Flowers Poppies

Radiation Pneumonitis - Binuclear Tunnel positive cell

Radiation Pathology

Radiation Pneumonitis - epithelium of the bronchioles

24 h after irradiation. Mice C57BL/6 strain was irradiated with mean lethal dose (LD50/30) 8.308 Gy. Radiotherapy was performed in a plexiglass box linear accelerator Phillips, 320 KV, 10 mA in dose rate 1 Gy / min, 50 cm distance from the source.

Radiation Pneumonitis 24 hours after irradiation

Radiation Pneumonitis - edema of alveolar septa and cytoplasm of epithelial cells 24 h after irradiation.
Mice C57BL/6 strain was irradiated with mean lethal dose (LD50/308.308 Gy. Radiotherapy was performed in a plexiglass box linear accelerator Phillips, 320 KV, 10 mA in dose rate 1 Gy / min, 50 cm distance from the source.

Story of The Loneliest Whale in World

SimpleWealth: Selling Hearts Not Minds 

SimpleWealth founder Greg Habstritt discusses the differences in Selling Hearts, Not Minds.



Explore the Forgotten Wild Beauty of Montenegro


Nikola Tesla - http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla