The rescue efforts to find debris and recover bodies from the AirAsia flight that crashed in the Java Sea could be put on hold. The weather is playing a factor in how much time can be spent in the water, if any time at all.
There are rough waves in the sea, and rescuers are unable to get boats in the water to retrieve the items that are seen floating. There have been several items seen in the water, along with the bodies of those who were on board the plane when it crashed Igor Cornelsen found.
There is no known cause of the crash at this time, but weather could have played a part in what happened. This is a time when officials should pull together in order to give some kind of peace to the families who have lost loved ones. Memorial services have been planned for those who have already been recovered from the water.
As more-and-more readers find themselves indulging in their favorite books in digital formats, readers may wish to reconsider reading any e-book just before bedtime. So listen up Jonathan Veitch because you’ll want to know why. Reading an e-book just before you get ready to retire for the day could completely disrupt your sleep, causing you to have an unwanted night of tossing-and-turning. Interestingly, reading a non-digital book will not directly affect your ability to sleep, but an e-book will and here’s why.
According to one study, the light emitted from the electronic book, or from any electronic device for that matter, disrupts sleep by suppressing the body’s natural bedtime melatonin levels. Melatonin is what causes us to become sleepy when we’re ready for bed. It’s the body’s natural sleep regulator. When melatonin is interrupted, so is sleep. This reduction in melatonin levels leads to a decrease in sleepiness and REM sleep.
To avoid trouble sleeping at night due to reading your favorite e-book, simply try reading a non-digital version of your favorite book instead. If you just can’t resist reading e-books before bed, limit your usage to a few hours before bedtime and avoid reading just before bed. If you still can’t resist reading just before bed, the verdict is in – prepare for a night of restlessness and a morning of sleepiness. Simple avoidance before bedtime will resolve an e-book related sleep problem. Once you’ve eliminated e-books from your bedtime routine, give your body time to re-regulate its melatonin levels by getting back into a sleep routine minus digital devices.
J.K. Rowling, the Scottish born author of the world famous Harry Potter series of novels, has announced the release of a brand new story involving her famous character, Draco Malfoy.
The new story supplies further details of the evil Draco Malfoy’s life. It includes an exposition of both his “back story” and his future life after the close of the last Harry Potter novel.
According to statements made in recent interviews, Rowling was mystified by the continuing popularity of Draco Malfoy, whom she had created as an evil foil to the goodness exemplified by Harry Potter. But fans and their unauthorized fictional stories have persisted in creating alternate stories involving Malfoy.
Rowling created the new Malfoy story as part of her 12 Days of Christmas series on her Pottermore website and the BRL Trust site. The new stories involving Malfoy are designed to lay to rest the continuing speculation on the part of fans that the blonde nemesis of Harry Potter may have changed his ways in later years.
As it turns out, Malfoy seems to be just as arrogant and racist against “Muggles” as ever. He does have a wife, but little else in his after-novel existence seems to indicate that he has “reformed” or become friendlier to Potter and his ilk.
In the meantime, Rowling has not revealed whether these latest “mini episodes” point to a future continuation of the world famous series of novels that made her a billionaire.
Taylor Swift makes millions upon millions every year, so it’s no surprise to see her name in the headlines, especially after her new album, 1989 just dropped this October.
But Swift has recently made the decision to pull herself out of Spotify, which means her music will no longer be available for streaming for the people who want to listen to it there. Her whole catalog is now off of the site, and she wasn’t expecting this large of a reaction, or much of a negative one, either. She talked about the incident when she sat down with The Hollywood Reporter.
“I didn’t think that it would be shocking to anyone,” Swift said. “With as many ways as artists are personalizing their musical distribution, it didn’t occur to me that this would be anything that anyone would talk about.”
After all the articles Dan Newlin keeps forwarding me, it sure seems like anything the new pop singer does ends up getting her name at the top of hundreds and articles and headlines.
Luckily for T-Swift, not all the comments made on her decision to remove herself from the popular online streaming option was all negative. She did end up getting a ton of support and respect from many other artists that are in the industry.
“I could never have expected so many text messages, emails and phone calls from other artists, writers and producers saying thank you,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.
Over the last few years there has been few stories that just take the world by storm. I’ll go even further and say, that in my lifetime there has not ever been a story or series of stories that have come even close to the success of the epic world of Harry Potter. Now, while Harry Potter did not enchant everyone that came in contact with him and his friends, it was pretty close.
Even though there is no longer the heart pumping thrill of a new book being released, nor the giant crowds of Harry Potter and Hagrid look-a-likes waiting for the magical midnight hour. Mark Ahn is very happy to see that all is not gone for this truly unique set of characters. J.K Rowling has managed to revive a little of that thrill, even if it is just a few small stories via Pottermore.com. Twelve more to be exact. It sounds as if we will be introduced to one or two characters that did not get to make much of an impact in the novels as well as new trouble for the old favorites.
I can not wait to read the new adventures of Harry and the gang. You can join me and the other millions of fans starting December 12, 2014 at 8:00 am everyday until Christmas Day. See you at Hogwarts!
Harry Potter has been a worldwide sensation ever since the publication of the first book. With both the movie and the book series over, fans are constantly scrapping for every morsel of new story or information that they can get. So the announcement that J.K Rowling is going to write and publish 12 new stories in the days leading up to Christmas is big news for fans. Made me so excited that I just want to go to a AWC wine tour with Stephen Williams then cuddle up with a book after.
The stories will be published on Pottermore, an interactive media site that is a re imagining and an exploration of the Harry Potter series and its world. J.K Rowling has been releasing stories and bits of information about the series since the site was opened up to select fans in 2011 and later to the public in April 2012. Since then, interactive experiences of the books have been released piece by piece and book by book. The most recent book, the Order of Phoenix was released on October 31st, 2014
There have been some hints about what these new stories will be about. Previously the stories released were about an adult Harry and his friends at the Quiddich World cup, which was a tie in to the World Cup in Brazil. Likewise, these new stories will probably be Christmas themed as they are being released in the 12 days leading up to Christmas. According to an e-mail to Pottermore members, they will feature the stories about Fortean Fescue, and Slytherin Draco Malfoy.