Monday, May 31, 2010

Gaza : la colère gronde dans les pays musulmans


Depuis, des milliers de manifestants ont défilé dans le parc Taksim, à Istanbul. Près de 10.000 personnes se sont rassemblées dans la mégalopole turque pour protester contre cette attaque.
Le Figaro

La marine israélienne a attaqué lundi matin une flottille turque ..


La marine israélienne a attaqué lundi matin une flottille turque transportant avec cinq autres bateaux des militants pro-palestiniens et de l'aide humanitaire vers la bande de Gaza, soumise à un blocus. Un responsable palestinien a fait état de 15 morts parmi les militants, d'après la chaîne de télévision al-Jezira qui affirme tenir ce bilan d'Israël. Un porte-parole de l'armée israélienne a toutefois fait état de «plus de 10 passagers tués» selon un premier bilan. AP

Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ships


Israeli military boats approach the southern port of Ashdod
Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images
The Guardian

Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ships


Israeli army personnel unload casualties from a military helicopter on to stretchers as they arrive at a hospital in Tel Aviv
Photograph: Roni Schutzer/EPA
The Guardian

Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ships


Israeli soldiers evacuate an injured comrade to a hospital in the northern city of Haifa
Photograph: Alex Rozkovsky /Reuters
The Guardian

Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ships


An Israeli army military vessel enters the southern naval port of Ashdod
Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images
The Guardian

Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ships


A pro-Palestinian activist is evacuated to a hospital in the northern Israeli city of Haifa
Photograph: Alex Rozkovsky /Reuters
The Guardian

Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ships


Israeli forces raid one of the aid ships
Photograph: Uriel Sinai/EPA
The Guardian

Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ships


A video image purportedly showing an injured passenger on a Turkish ship in international waters off Gaza
Photograph: IHH via APTN/AP
The Guardian

Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ships


Israeli forces prepare to disembark a missile ship
Photograph: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
The Guardian

Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ships


The view from aboard an Israeli naval vessel
Photograph: Uriel Sinai/AP
The Guardian

Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ships


Footage released by the DHA news agency shows an Israeli commando landing on a Gaza-bound ship
Photograph: Reuters TV
The Guardian

Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ships


On board one of the aid ships
Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex Features
The Guardian

An Israeli warship sets sail to stop a flotilla of activists attempting to deliver aid to Gaza


A video image released by the Turkish aid group IHH purportedly show Israeli soldiers aboard a military vessel in international waters off the Gaza coast
Photograph: IHH via APTN/AP
The Guardian

An Israeli warship sets sail to stop a flotilla of activists attempting to deliver aid to Gaza


An Israeli warship sets sail to stop a flotilla of activists attempting to deliver aid to Gaza
Photograph: Getty Images
The Guardian

Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ships


Hamas naval policemen holding Palestinian flags patrol the sea off the coast of Gaza City in preparation for the arrival of the flotilla
Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images
The Guardian

Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ships


Pro-Palestinian activists from Turkey hold a news conference on board the Mavi Marmara as they sail in international waters
Photograph: Erhan Sevenler/Reuters
The Guardian

Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ships


Activists wearing life jackets pray on board the Mavi Marmara ship, part of the peace flotilla
Photograph: Erhan Sevenler/EPA
The Guardian

Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ships



Israeli sailors at the naval base in Haifa prepare to set sail to track and intercept the Free Gaza Movement flotilla

Photograph: IDF Spokesman's Office/EPA

The Guardian

Israel difunde un vídeo que demuestra que los pacifistas atacaron a los soldados

Israeli Navy Storms Gaza Flotilla

IDF video of Gaza Freedom Flotilla attack

Israel ataca a la Flotilla de la Libertad

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Easy Rider Part 9

Easy Rider Part 9

Easy Rider Part 8

Easy Rider Part 7

Easy Rider Part 6

Easy Rider Part 5

Easy Rider Part 4

Easy Rider Part 3

Easy Rider Part 2

Easy Rider Part 1

Easy Rider Documentary: Shaking the Cage (part 7 of 7)

Easy Rider Documentary: Shaking the Cage (part 6 of 7)

Easy Rider Documentary: Shaking the Cage (part 5 of 7)

Easy Rider Documentary: Shaking the Cage (part 4 of 7)

Easy Rider Documentary: Shaking the Cage (part 3 of 7)

Easy Rider Documentary: Shaking the Cage (part 2 of 7)

Easy Rider Documentary: Shaking the Cage (Part 1 of 7)

Born To Be Wild and Easy Rider (Slipshotfilms)





Siguiendo con el recuerdo de Dennis Hopper, aquí está el tema central de la película es "Born to be wild" de Steppenwolf. Otros grupos importantes participaron en la película como los Byrds con "Wasn’t Born To Follow", Jimi Hendrix con "If 6 Was 9", Jefferson Airplane con "White Rabbit" o los Who con "I Can See For Miles"
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Muere a los 74 años el actor Dennis Hopper, protagonista del clásico 'Easy Rider'



La estrella en el Paseo de la Fama sirvió como último homenaje, en marzo


En el cine dio sus primeros pasos con James Dean, en 'Rebelde sin causa'

En los 50 'tomaba ron, cerveza y cocaína sólo para mantenerme en pie', dijo

Sus últimos meses de vida los dedicó a batallar por morir divorciado


El cineasta de Hollywood Dennis Hopper, conocido por dirigir y protagonizar el clásico de culto de 1969 'Easy Rider', ha muerto el sábado en su casa en Venice, California, debido a complicaciones por un cáncer de próstata, dijo a Reuters un amigo del artista



Hopper, a quien siempre acompañó la fama de actor problemático y rebelde, tenía 74 años y anunció el pasado otoño su enfermedad. Icono del cine hollywoodense, falleció a las (15.15 GMT), rodeado por su familia y amigos, según informó a Reuters su amigo Alez Hitz.


A finales de marzo recibió, visiblemente debilitado, un emotivo homenaje: su propia estrella en el Paseo de la Fama de Hollywood Boulevard. Le acompañaron compañeros de profesión como Jack Nicholson, David Lynch y Viggo Mortensen, entre otros.


Fue uno de los actores secundarios más reconocidos de la industria. Dio sus primeros pasos junto a una de las mayores leyendas de aquel entonces, James Dean, con quien participó en dos de sus cintas, 'Rebelde sin causa' y 'Gigante'. También le apasionaban la fotografía y la pintura y llegó a exponer en España, con una retrospectiva sobre su obra en la galería Metta de Madrid.
Drogas y alcohol


Su segunda obra como realizador, 'The Last Movie' (1971), fue un sonoro fracaso, en parte debido a sus problemas con las drogas y el alcohol. "Por entonces bebía dos litros de ron al día y guardaba un poco junto a mí en caso de que se acabara; tomaba 28 cervezas al día y tres gramos de cocaína sólo para mantenerme en pie", dijo el actor en 2001, cuando llevaba 18 años sin probar una gota de alcohol.



Intérprete en decenas de películas, Dennis Hopper alcanzó estatus de leyenda gracias a 'Easy Rider', aquel poema de amor a la carretera musicado por Roger McGuinn, colocón contracultural e himno 'beat' que escribiera y protagonizara en 1969, junto a Peter Fonda.


Otros grandes títulos del actor son 'Gigante', en la que volvía a compartir plató con James Dean y Sal Mineo (aparte de Rock Hudson y Elizabeth Taylor) 'Amor a quemarropa', 'Basquiat' o, claro, 'Apocalypse now', en la que ejercía de electrizado y dopadísimo profeta de un Marlon Brando/Coronel Kurtz en plena sintonía del horror postcolonial.



Dos candidaturas al Oscar


Fue candidato al Oscar en dos ocasiones, al mejor guión original por 'Easy Rider' y al mejor actor de reparto por 'Hoosiers', y en 2008 coincidió con Penélope Cruz en 'Elegy', dirigida por Isabel Coixet.


Su carrera de actor empezó durante la adolescencia, tras haber conseguido una beca para el National Shakespeare Festival, en el Old Globe Theatre de San Diego. Gracias a una de sus interpretaciones 'shakesperianas"' Hopper recibió una oferta para televisión, medio en el que trabajó en varias series antes de dar el salto al cine.


En sus últimos meses de vida, el actor batalló por morir divorciado. Según medios estadounidenses, la decisión pudo deberse a la inquitud de su quinta esposa por la pensión que recibiría a su muerte. La separación legal de Victoria Duffy, con quien se casó en 1995, le salió cara: 12.000 dólares mensuales para el sustento de ella y su hija en común. Tuvo un hijo con cada una de sus otras esposas excepto con Michelle Phillips, ex cantante de The Mamas & The Papas, unión en 1970 que duró sólo ocho días.


"Como todos los artistas, quiero engañar un poco a la muerte y contribuir con algo a las siguientes generaciones", afirmó el actor en 1997. Y lo consiguió.



Su vida, en datos


1936. Nace en Dodge City (Kansas, EEUU)
1955. Debuta en Hollywood en 'Rebelde sin causa'
1969. Dirige su primer largometraje, 'Easy rider'
1970. Monta productora propia (Alta-Light)
1979. Rueda 'Apocalypse now' (Francis Ford Coppola)
1981. Participa en 'Renacer' (Bigas Luna)
1986. Actor en 'Terciopelo azul' (David Lynch)
1991Dirige 'Camino de retorno' (Véala en Pix Box)
2002. Premio Donostia a su carrera del Festival de San Sebastián. Actúa en la película 'The night We called it a day' (Paul Goldman).
2009. Interrumpe en Nueva York la promoción de su último trabajo (actor en 'Crash', serie basada en la oscarizada película homónima) por una indisposición repentina. Le es diagnosticado un cáncer de próstata.


El Mundo

Dennis Hopper, 1936-2010

En Belgica inauguran un famoso festival de arena

Foto del día: ISS Transits the Sun


ISS Transits the Sun

Thilo Kranz, a staff member at DLR, the German Space Agency, took this image of the transit of the International Space Station ISS with Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-132 mission.Kranz photographed "the ISS as it passed across the solar disk in just 0.51 seconds ... At this time, preparations for undocking of space shuttle Atlantis during its final mission, STS-132, were ongoing. You can see the still docked shuttle in the 11 o'clock position. Also, you may recognise the solar panels and the large radiators. In the full resolution version of this image, you can also see the Soyuz capsule. Close to the centre of the sun, a group of sunspots is visible."Visit the DLR News Blog for more information.
¡Qué buena foto!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Casi 2.000 evacuados en Guatemala por la erupción del volcán Pacaya

Casi 2.000 evacuados en Guatemala por la erupción del volcán Pacaya

Deepwater Horizon Oil spill impacts on Louisiana


A turtle covered in oil is held after being rescued
Photograph: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
The Guardian

Deepwater Horizon Oil spill impacts on Louisiana


Nesting pelicans land as oil washes ashore on an island that is home to hundreds of brown pelican nests as well at terns, gulls and roseate spoonbills in Barataria Bay, just inside the coast of Louisiana
Photograph: Gerald Herbert/AP
The Guardian

Deepwater Horizon Oil spill impacts on Louisiana


A contractor operates an oil skimmer as EPA administrator Lisa Jackson tours marshes in Pass a Loutre, Louisiana
Photograph: Gerald Herbert/AP
The Guardian

Deepwater Horizon Oil spill impacts on Louisiana


Birds take flight near an oil covered shoreline on in the Gulf of Mexico near Brush Island, Louisiana
Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images
The Guardian

Deepwater Horizon Oil spill impacts on Louisiana


Oil streaks into the Gulf of Mexico near Brush Island, Louisiana
Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images
The Guardian

Deepwater Horizon Oil spill impacts on Louisiana


The homeland security secretary, Janet Napolitano, senate energy committee ranking member senator Lisa Murkowski, assistant majority leader senator Dick Durbin, senator Mary Landrieu, senate energy committee chairman senator Jeff Bingaman and senator Sheldon Whitehouse view response efforts during a flyover of areas affected by the oil spill
Photograph: Lt. Cmdr. Rob Wyman/USCG
The Guardian

Deepwater Horizon Oil spill impacts on Louisiana


Aerial view of the oil leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead
Photograph: Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace
The Guardian

Deepwater Horizon Oil spill impacts on Louisiana


Operations continue to mitigate the effects of the oil spill, including controlled burns, surface skimming, and boom placement
Photograph: Rob Wyman/USCG/EPA
The Guardian

Deepwater Horizon Oil spill impacts on Louisiana


The website of the BP Group shows a live video of a TV camera that shows how oil flows from a leak into the Gulf of Mexico as the action 'top kill' is used against it
Photograph: Thorsten Lang/BP TV cam/EPA
The GUardian

Deepwater Horizon Oil spill impacts on Louisiana

BP has one relief oil rig above the leaking pipe to siphon oil and two others to drill relief wells. Residents in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama have already seen tar balls of oil wash up on their coasts

Photograph: Lyle W. Ratliff/EPA The Guardian

Deepwater Horizon Oil spill impacts on Louisiana



27 May 2010: The latest on Deepwater Horizon Oil spill, as BP efforts to stem the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico using the 'top kill' approach are 'going to plan'


Senate environment and public works committee chair senator Barbara Boxer, lower right-hand corner, and committee member senator Benjamin Cardin, are reflected in the live video feed of the gulf oil spill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington

Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
The Guardian

Tragedia en tren indio deja 25 muertos

Juzgan a un ecologista neozelandés en Japón

Today in history

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Desfile artístico histórico del Bicentenario (Parte 3/3)

Desfile artístico histórico del Bicentenario (Parte 2/3)

Desfile artístico histórico del Bicentenario (Parte 1/3)

STS-132 Space Shuttle Landing

STS-132 Landing: Mission Conclusion with Crew Comments

El Atlantis regresa a la Tierra tras su último viaje espacial


Miércoles, 26 de mayo de 2010

El Atlantis, en la pista de aterrizaje. NASA

Sus seis tripulantes han aterrizado en Cabo Cañaveral tras concluir con éxito su última misión en la Estación Espacial Internacional.
El Mundo

Homecoming for Atlantis


Homecoming for Atlantis

Space shuttle Atlantis' main gear touched down on Runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8:48 a.m. EDT, completing a 12-day mission to the International Space Station. On board were Commander Ken Ham, pilot Tony Antonelli, Garrett Reisman, Michael Good, Steve Bowen and Piers Sellers. The six-member STS-132 crew carried the Russian-built Mini Research Module-1 to the International Space Station. STS-132 is the last planned flight for Atlantis.
Image Credit: NASA/Carl Winebarger

The Blackness of Space



The Blackness of Space

Spacewalker Michael Good, barely visible in his white spacesuit against the station, participated in the STS-132 mission's third and final spacewalk. During the six-hour, 46-minute spacewalk, Good and fellow NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman completed the installation of the final two new batteries for the B side of the port 6 solar array.
Image Credit: NASA

Stellar Shrapnel Seen in Aftermath of Explosion


This beautiful composite image shows N49, the aftermath of a supernova explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud. A new long observation from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, shown in blue, reveals evidence for a bullet-shaped object being blown out of debris field left over from an exploded star.
In order to detect this bullet, a team of researchers led by Sangwook Park of Penn State University used Chandra to observe N49 for over 30 hours.
This bullet can be seen in the bottom right hand corner of the image (see the labeled version of the image) and is rich in silicon, sulphur and neon. The detection of this bullet shows that the explosion that destroyed the star was highly asymmetric. The bullet is traveling at a high speed of about 5 million miles an hour away from a bright point source in the upper left part of N49. This bright source may be a so-called soft gamma ray repeater (SGR), a source that emits bursts of gamma rays and X-rays. A leading explanation for these objects is that they are neutron stars with extremely powerful magnetic fields. Since neutron stars are often created in supernova explosions, an association between SGRs and supernova remnants is not unexpected. This case is strengthened by the apparent alignment between the bullet's path and the bright X-ray source. However, the new Chandra data also shows that the bright source is more obscured by gas than expected if it really lies inside the supernova remnant. In other words, it is possible that the bright X-ray source actually lies beyond the remnant and is projected along the line of sight. Another possible bullet is located on the opposite side of the remnant, but it is harder to see in the image because it overlaps with the bright emission - described below - from the shock- cloud interaction.
Optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope (yellow and purple) shows bright filaments where the shock wave generated by the supernova is interacting with the densest regions in nearby clouds of cool, molecular gas.
Using the new Chandra data, the age of N49 -- as it appears in the image -- is thought to be about 5,000 years and the energy of the explosion is estimated to be about twice that of an average supernova. These preliminary results suggest that the original explosion was caused by the collapse of a massive star.
Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Penn State/S. Park et al. Optical: NASA/STScI/UIUC/Y.H. Chu & R. Williams et al.

Atlantis Performs a Back Flip



Atlantis Performs a Back Flip

The Expedition 23 crew snapped this imageof the underside of Atlantis' crew cabin, during a survey of the approaching space shuttle prior to docking with the International Space Station.
Image Credit: NASA

Poised for Success


Poised for Success

Anchored to the Canadarm2 mobile foot restraint, Garrett Reisman performed construction and maintenance activities outside the station during the STS-132 mission's first spacewalk. During the seven-hour, 25-minute spacewalk, Reisman and NASA astronaut Steve Bowen installed a second antenna for high-speed Ku-band transmissions and added a spare parts platform to Dextre, a two-armed extension for the station’s robotic arm.
Image Credit: NASA

Spacewalker


Spacewalker

Anchored to a Canadarm2 mobile foot restraint Garrett Reisman conducts the mission's first spacewalk. During the seven-hour, 25-minute spacewalk, Reisman and Steve Bowen installed a second antenna for high-speed Ku-band transmissions and added a spare parts platform to Dextre, a two-armed extension for the station’s robotic arm.
Image Credit: NASA

Another view



Another View

Astronauts Michael Good (left) and Garrett Reisman look through the aft flight deck windows of space shuttle Atlantis during the mission’s third aspacewalk. During the spacewalk, Good and Reisman completed the installation of the final two of the six new batteries for the B side of the port 6 solar array. In addition, the astronauts installed a backup ammonia jumper cable between the port 4 and 5 trusses of the station and transferred a power and data grapple fixture from the shuttle to the station.
Image Credit: NASA

Protestas en Corea del Sur



Seoul, South Korea: Protesters are grabbed by police while trying to burn a North Korean flag during a rally

Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images


The Guardian

Finaliza la restauración de la cara norte del Partenón

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tailandia: El Ejército restablece el orden en Bangkok tras los saqueos e incendios


Viernes, 21 de mayo de 2010

Bomberos sofocan uno de los incendios. Reuters

Las tropas acabaron con los últimos focos de resistencia 24 horas después de que lanzaran el asalto del bastión de los 'camisas rojas'.
El Mundo

Google presenta su servicio de televisión inteligente


Viernes, 21 de mayo de 2010

El presidente de Google, Eric Schmidt, durante la presentación de Google TV. AP
Presenta un servicio para conectar televisores e Internet mediante su software Android. "Google TV va a cambiar el futuro de la televisión".
El Mundo

Art theft in Paris


The Pigeon with Peas, 1911-1912, by Pablo Picasso
Photograph: Corbis/The Gallery Collection/Corbis
The Guardian

Art theft in Paris


La femme a l'eventail (Lady with fan) by Amedeo Modigliani
AP

Art theft in Paris


Nature Morte au Chandelier (Still Life with Chandelier), 1922, by Fernand Léger
Photograph: Universal News And Sport (Europe)
The Guardian

Art theft in Paris


La Pastorale, 1905, by Henri Matisse
Photograph: Universal News And Sport (Europe)
The Guardian

Art theft in Paris


Five paintings worth €500m (£430m) have been stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art. Works by Picasso, Matisse, Georges Braque, Amedeo Modigliani and Fernand Léger were reported missing early this morning from the museum
L'Olivier pres de l'Estaque (Olive tree near Estaque), 1906, by Georges BraquePhotograph: Universal News And Sport (Europe
The Guardian

Monday, May 17, 2010

NEEMO 14 Mission

RW40Window0514.mov

Flight Day 3 Momentous for STS-132

Atlantis "Flips" for Safety Check

Managers Say STS-132 Ready for First Spacewalk

Smooth Sailing for STS-132

"Red Carpet" Out for ISS Guests

Shuttle Docks with Space Station

STS-132 Atlantis Launch Replays VAB Roof TV-5

STS-132 Atlantis Focus Video

STS-132 External Tank Jettison

STS-132 Launch Director Send Off

The Launch of STS-132

STS-132 Suitup and Walkout

STS-132 Launch Coverage: Strap In

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hellas Planitia


Hellas Planitia
This image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers a small portion of the northwest quadrant of Hellas Planitia on Mars. With a diameter of about 1,400 miles and a depth reaching the lowest elevations on Mars, Hellas is one of the largest impact craters in the solar system.The area has a number of unusual features, which are thought to be quite old because of the high crater density. The crater inside Hellas has been filled with material, which may be related to volcanic activity on the basin's northwestern rim. It also might be related to the presence water and water ice. However, there is evidence elsewhere that the ground here is rich with ice. HiRISE will be used to investigate this in more detail when the basin is free from atmospheric dust.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/International Research School of Planetary Sciences

Image of the Day


Atlantis Lifts Off
Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the STS-132 mission to the International Space Station at 2:20 p.m. EDT on May 14. The third of five shuttle missions planned for 2010, this was the last planned launch for Atlantis. The Russian-built Mini Research Module-1, also known as Rassvet, or "dawn," will be delivered and it will provide additional storage space and a new docking port for Russian Soyuz and Progress spacecraft. The laboratory will be attached to the bottom port of the station's Zarya module. The mission's three spacewalks will focus on storing spare components outside the station, including six batteries, a communications antenna and parts for the Canadian Dextre robotic arm.
Image Credit: NASA