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10 July 2008 - 08:49 AMI liked it, I loved it and I still love it!
I just watched the 1st 2 seasons this past week, (5/7 - 10/7) I got to say that "StarGate SG-"1 is my "Star Trek" I grew up with "StarGate SG-1".
I cannot wait to own all the seasons on DVD.
I would have to say that on Season 2 of SG-1 that the "Tok'ra Part 1" and "Tok'ra Part 2" are best Episodes for that season except "A Matter of Time"
Any 1 here a fan as well?
Note: I have seen all the Seasons, but not on DVD, I am slowly buying the entire collection.
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World's first rotating skyscraper unveiled in Dubai
Last Updated: 9:25AM BST 25/06/2008
The Dubai skyline will be constantly changing after plans for the world's first rotating tower were unveiled.
The 80-storey "Dynamic Tower," will be a shifting skyscraper of luxury apartments on spinning floors, which will be attached to a central column.
Plans for the project were unveiled in New York by Italian architect David Fisher, who said: "This building will have endless different shapes".
The 420-meter (1,378-foot) building features 80 apartments that spin a full 360 degrees around a central column by means of 79 power-generating wind turbines located between each floor.
The apartments will take between one and three hours to make a complete rotation, and at 30,000 dollars (£15,254) per square meters, will cost between 3.7 million (£1.8 million) to 36 million dollars (£18 million).
Mr Fisher said the skyscraper, which would be energy self sufficient and cost about 700 million dollars (£355 million) to build, was due to be completed in Dubai by 2010.
The Mirax group plans to build a similar, 70-story skyscraper in Moscow. "We look forward to build a third one in New York and maybe in other cities," said Fisher.
"These buildings will open our vision all around, to a new life," he added.
20 June 2008 - 06:26 AMThanks to Congress we now have to pretty much use Haze-Mat suits to clean up a broken bulb.
Warning: Dangerous Lightbulbs
19 June 2008 - 05:00 AM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Mexico made an emergency appeal to the U.N.'s highest court Thursday to block the execution of its citizens on death row in the U.S.
Mexico's chief advocate Juan Manuel Gomez-Robledo said the U.S. was "in breach of its international obligations" by disregarding a 2004 judgment by the U.N.'s International Court of Justice, which ruled Mexicans were denied the right to consular advice after their arrests, as guaranteed by an international treaty.
The court, informally known as the World Court, has ruled that the Mexicans were entitled to "review and reconsideration" of their trials and sentences to determine whether the violation of the 1963 Vienna Convention affected their cases.
President Bush accepted the judgment and asked state courts to review the cases.
Texas refused, and the issue went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled last March by a 6-3 vote that Bush lacked the authority to compel state courts to comply with the judgment from The Hague. The Vienna Convention cannot be binding on the states unless Congress enacts legislation enforcing it as federal law, the Supreme Court said.
Mexico asked the World Court for an "interpretation" of its earlier ruling to clarify what it meant when it asked the U.S. to "review and reconsider" the cases of the condemned prisoners, and in the meantime to order the halt of the execution timetable.
Gomez-Robledo said that without urgent action now, five Mexican nationals "will be executed before the conclusion of these proceedings."
U.S. representatives were due to respond later Thursday before the 13-member tribunal.
Sandra Babcock, representing Mexico, said the World Court's decision four years ago referred to 51 Mexican nationals. Since then, 33 had sought reviews of their cases in state courts.
Only one request was granted, Babcock said. A second inmate accepted a life sentence in exchange for waiving his claim for a review.
"All other efforts to enforce the judgment have failed," she said.
Mexico listed five of its citizens slated to die. The first, on Aug. 5, is Jose Medellin, 33, condemned in the gang rape and murder of two teenage girls 15 years ago.
Texas authorities have said Medellin's case has been reviewed by state and federal courts and that he had been given the same right as any American citizen.
But Mexico said in its appeal to the World Court that the U.S. obligation to follow international law also applies to individual states. "The United States cannot invoke municipal law as justification for failure to perform its international legal obligations," it said.
The International Court of Justice is the U.N.'s judicial arm for resolving legal disputes among member states. Its decisions are binding and not subject to appeal, and only rarely have they been defied. Though it has no power of enforcement, the court can report any failure to abide by its decisions to the Security Council.
02 June 2008 - 06:06 AMBy Ian Evans
Last updated at 4:33 PM on 28th May 2008
A suspected thief who broke into a lion park was "ripped apart" by up to 10 animals.
The intruder got through three security fences before reaching the main enclosure when he was ferociously attacked by the wild beasts.
Ian Melass at the Lion Park in Johannesburg, South Africa, said: 'It was late yesterday after the park was closed and the rangers were rounding up the lions to be put in their enclosure overnight.
'They noticed one male lion and two female lions sitting on something and under closer inspection they found it was a human body.
'They got them off the body and found the lions had broken his neck, chewed out his abdomen and ripped him apart.
'He didnít stand a chance - there are 10 animals in that pen. I donít know what he was doing in there. He must have known there were lions because there are signs everywhere.
'Weíve had problems with people from informal settlements round here stealing fences. I canít be 100 per cent sure but he was probably trying to steal something or was a small time poacher.'
The police were called but the body had no identification papers.
Mr Melass added: 'I hate to say this but I hope this acts as a deterrent to people thinking of breaking in here. People, including some staff here, forget that these are wild animals and their instinct is to kill.
'This man had no chance and is now dead,' said Mr Melass, who also stated there were no plans to kill any of the animals after the death.
The park, which has been running for 40 years, has 100 lions and is a major tourist attraction in the Johannesburg area.
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