According to data gathered by the American Lung Association, six out of ten people in the U.S. live in counties with unhealthy levels of ozone or particle pollution.
Complete information is available in the “State of the Air 2009” report.
Here are the 25 cities with the worst ozone levels (click more):
Les Miserables is one of my favorite musicals with beautiful music, impressive staging and a moving story line adapted from the novel by Victor Hugo. If the previous post whetted your curiosity, you can listen to the whole arrangement of “I Dreamed a Dream” in this video.
“Fantine” sings of dreams gone by. Abandoned by the man she once loved, the father of her daughter Cosette, she is unemployed and destitute and trying to provide for her daughter. Read more about her character in this Wikipedia article.
And as long as I’m at it, here’s “A Little Fall of Rain” which Eponine, mortally wounded at the barricade, sings with Marius as she dies in his arms.
Watch this wonderful video from the TV show, “Britain’s Got Talent”. 47 year old Susan Boyle, an unemployed contestant, surprises and wows the judges.
The song she sings is from the wonderful musical Les Miserables.
I love it when stuff like this happens. It reminds me of this wonderful moment on the same show.
A news report tonight talked about parents who use software to read all the text messages that their children send and receive with their mobile phones. The children in the news report are aware that their parents monitor their messages.
Why do parents do this? Lots of reasons. One is the incentive it gives children to be more careful about what they send by text message.
The software parents are using is from SMobile Systems.