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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Interesting May 21st Swedish TV story on boat dumping in South Florida

Meant to post this when I first saw it about three weeks
ago, as I have not seen anyone in South Florida TV do
this topic yet, which has elements of the economy
+ environment + public safety, esp. for night navigation.

It's the sort of news story which, with the proper amount
of time and research, could cause people to say when
they see it, "You know the economy is bad when..."

Eva Elmsäter reports for SVT from Marathon Key
on some dreams that have come a cropper,
Length: 02:26

Båtar dumpas i krisens kölvatten

The SVT website, http://svt.se/ is truly amazing,
in that it is colorful but not overwhelming, and has
good graphics that don't assault your senses.

Their main news homepage is here, http://svtplay.se/c/96255/nyheter
which also includes Rapport, the evening news,
along with the various dayparts and regional versions
for local news, weather and sports.

Obviously, without commercials, they have more
stories to run in their alloted 28 minutes.

Presentation-wise, the website as a whole is just
like the stores of Swedish retailer H&M in that
respect -first two in FL is opening in Orlando-
cool and very inviting and you want to wander
around and see what's what.

See my previous post on H&M from May 12th:

It's also very intuitive over time, since I watch
the SVT news pretty much every night, and
if I miss a day or two, I'm able to catch-up with
stories over the weekend and can see what their
editorial choices were regarding story placement.

Since they are also listed in the order of
presentation, I can not only see which stories
they felt were the most important, but also skip
the ones I'm not interested in.

I'd love to see local Miami TV stations offer
that chron order on a webpage, since presently,
when you go to their webpage, you are presented
with recent news stories but don't have any idea
of where they ran during the particular newscast?
Just a thought.

I should also mention that the quality of the
video is great over my computer, frankly,
as good as if not better than most of the video
I watch on websites of U.S. nets.

They use Meta, their so-called 'secret weapon'.

Tonight's top news story is that a letter of intent
has been signed that will give a viable future to
Saab, following negotiations that involved
Norwegian investors and will result in Swedish
luxury car manufacturer Koenigsegg buying
Saab from General Motors, beating out two
other bidders.

Nothing like having access to the primary
source for every other report on this subject!

For reasons that I'll explain here some time in
the future, I'm very partial to both Saab and
Volvo, in the latter's case, the XC90, which
is only the most comfortable and safest car
I've ever driven.

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#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy

Thumbs up! What a night! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016

Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015

Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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View of Rio De Janeiro from my room.

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"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." - Martin Luther King, Sept. 1962. #MLK I was a young kid living in #Memphis with my family that April night in 1968 when we returned home from a trip to #McDonalds and like so many nights before, I raced to the TV set in the living room to beat my two younger sisters to be the one who turned on the TV. As my parents walked in and settled down on the family couch, to see what was on TV, literally, within one minute, came the Breaking News that Dr. King had been shot elsewhere in the city. And the news only got worse as the night went on as news soon confirmed that Dr. King had died as a result of the assassination attempt, and soon there was widespread looting and violence in Memphis, the very things he had adamantly opposed. Eventually came the news that the city was under curfew, and sometime before midnight, because my family lived in a new-ish apt. complex that was on the same road as the nearby Armory, my parents and I and many of our neighbors watched in silence from the sidewalk/curb as tanks driven by members of the mobilized National Guard drove towards downtown Memphis, because the city's powers-that-be had decided that this would show the people who was boss. As my mother tells the story, one of my neighbors remarked on the irony of U.S. Army tanks being used to try to stop violence by Americans who were upset about the murder of a great man who had won the #NobelPeacePrize. It was the first time I remember ever hearing this strange word: #irony.

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When you leave but bring the spare key because it is yours to keep.

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2 0 1 7. I made new mistakes and old ones again. I learned things I didn't know and I things I had already learned the hard way but needed to repeat either way. I fell in love again and again, with the same man, and realized that is the way to do it. I stopped thinking life happened to me and started enjoying taking control of what tomorrow would entail. I wrote even when it hurt and I apologized even when they didn't. I almost gave up but woke up and stood up and spoke up and didn't budge and moved on and forgave myself for not always knowing what to do. I decided the most important thing is to be proud of who I become and to make sure she is someone to be proud of. All I truly have is the opportunity to be whoever I want to be, and knowing that is everything.

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I'm not the only poet in this relationship ❥

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The boyfriend of Mikaela -Malin and Jennifer's sister- wrote above: "Honey, you are my everything, my dream, my imagination, my reality, my future. Sounds like something that I would write to someone special -and have!
FYI: There are 10 photos below, including a rare one of yours truly!