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What better book to read while you’re lolling on your log-home porch (or wishing you were) than a book about porches? Here’s a starter selection to inspire your enjoyment of this great American institution.

Porch Living (Gibbs Smith, 144 pages, $30) by James T. Farmer III. This photographic celebration of porches breaks them into five categories: classic country and rustic porches, casually elegant porches, sleeping and lazing porches, porches for entertaining and garden porches. Nostalgic yet modernly apropos, Porch Living grasps how porches, whether grand outdoor salon or cozy sleeping nook, represent how we live and

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BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE NATIONAL MEDIA MUSEUM

Next year sees the centenary of the First World War. Colin Harding from the National Media Museum looks at the role photography played in representing the ‘war to end all wars’.

In the summer of 1913 people were blissfully unaware that they would soon be plunged into the greatest global conflict the world had witnessed up to that time. This year, of course, in stark contrast, we are well aware that we shall shortly be commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

As the Great War has moved inexorably from common memory to historical record, the

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Itching to reform the education lasts?

At a meeting of the Presidium of the Council of Ministers of Education Minister Alexander Radkov noted "missing funding resource support universities," lamented on outdated laboratory equipment (depreciation — more than 70%), low availability of teaching laboratory space (52%).Associate Professor in charge of Energy Department of the Belarusian State Technical Institute:"At the present day energy lab in the same condition as it was then, and when I was a student. 30 years ago I was trained on the same exhibits. It’s not even that naphthalene: laboratories and equipment for 50 years. " Said Education Minister Alexander Radkov and low availability

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Gennady Bykov: Power invests in industries

"The main thing in the industrial sector — machine tool industry. But the authorities to lift a finger does not hit, so do something. Machines — an area in which needed funds can be invested 10% from authorities invest in a quagmire in agriculture. But we need to invest in the machine tool industry. After all, machines will take in 100 and after three years, because it is the creation of high-technology. " Yesterday the Alexander Lukashenko claimed from the Government configuration state policy preferences municipal organizations of the real sector of the economy. "From next year, we dramatically change

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Present and the future of U.S. nuclear forces

First, in October the U.S. Department of Municipal published quantitative information as a strategic nuclear forces and the United States. This information is published in accordance with the START-3 contract and are intended to inform the general public about the reduction of nuclear weapons and their carriers. A close examination of the South American nuclear potential in the light of available disk imaging can make some conclusions. Data in the public domain they say that at its number of nuclear weapons the United States ahead of Russian. With all this likely some prepyadstviya in high regard. Because Washington is special

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ABM slows progress

In mon began construction in Romania created the U.S. and NATO missile defense base in Deveselu. The ceremony on this occasion took the role of President Traian Basescu and the Assistant Secretary of Defense James Miller. «Construction, as noted by U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, begins, despite the lack of understanding on the issue with Russia,» — said earlier the Minister of National Defense of Romania Mircea Soul. According to him, the Romanian builders will convert the former Air Force base, and then American company will begin to install missile defense systems. Once again, the lack of understanding on

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Present and the future of U.S. nuclear forces

First, in October the U.S. Department of Municipal published quantitative information as a strategic nuclear forces and the United States. This information is published in accordance with the START-3 contract and are intended to inform the general public about the reduction of nuclear weapons and their carriers. A close examination of the South American nuclear potential in the light of available disk imaging can make some conclusions. Data in the public domain they say that at its number of nuclear weapons the United States ahead of Russian. With all this likely some prepyadstviya in high regard. Because Washington is special

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ABM slows progress

In mon began construction in Romania created the U.S. and NATO missile defense base in Deveselu. The ceremony on this occasion took the role of President Traian Basescu and the Assistant Secretary of Defense James Miller. «Construction, as noted by U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, begins, despite the lack of understanding on the issue with Russia,» — said earlier the Minister of National Defense of Romania Mircea Soul. According to him, the Romanian builders will convert the former Air Force base, and then American company will begin to install missile defense systems. Once again, the lack of understanding on

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The more correct we do, the louder they yell

Read the blog Notes naive person on the revised map of the sky

"If the West berates us with the last

words, it means that we are all doing the right thing "

Gromyko

That is in fact what pattern is obtained.

When the "Gazprom" has been rocked by Vyakhirev and gas past the budget on behalf of individual beneficiaries, no one even close to openly resented the criminal activities of the gas empire. As soon as the "Gazprom" has become a driving force of the

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Well if life was in the 90th?

The Procurator writes: On the one hand every generation hopes — "our descendants will live better." It is quite logical hope. If we assume that the children are doomed — defeats the purpose to achieve something, to give birth and raise children. On the other hand, each generation shows — "In our time, the grass was greener, cleaner water, and the elderly were sitting on benches unlike the portly." What is also clear — this is the feature of human nature. It is scientifically proven that the human psyche is normal over time weeds out negative — but the

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