Friday, 26 September 2014

Bob Marley

Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley OM was a Jamaican reggae vocalist lyricist, artist, and guitarist who accomplished global acclaim and praise. Beginning in 1963 with the gathering the Wailers, he manufactured a different songwriting and vocal style that would later resound with crowds around the world. The Wailers would happen to discharge a portion of the soonest reggae records with maker Lee Scratch Perry. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley sought after a performance vocation which reached a state of perfection in the arrival of the collection Exodus in 1977 which made his overall notoriety and delivered his status as one of the world's top rated specialists ever, with offers of more than 75 million collections and singles. He was a dedicated Rastafari who imbued his music with a feeling of most profound sense of being.

Thursday, 28 February 2013


A bob is the weight on the end of a pendulum most commonly, but not exclusively, found in pendulum clocks. Although a pendulum can theoretically be any shape, any rigid object swinging on a pivot, clock pendulums are usually made of a weight or bob attached to the bottom end of a rod, with the top attached to a pivot so it can swing. The advantage of this construction is that it positions the centre of mass close to the physical end of the pendulum, farthest from the pivot. This maximizes the moment of inertia, and minimizes the length of pendulum required for a given period. Shorter pendulums allow the clock case to be made smaller, and also minimize the pendulum's air resistance. Since most of the energy loss in clocks is due to air friction of the pendulum, this allows clocks to run longer on a given power source.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Katniss Everdeen

Katniss Everdeen is a fictional character and the protagonist of Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games trilogy. Her name comes from an edible plant called katniss. Jennifer Lawrence portrayed Katniss in the movie The Hunger Games, directed by Gary Ross. She will reprise her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on November 22nd, 2013.

Katniss and her family come from District 12, a coal-mining district that is the poorest and least populated district in the dystopian fictional autocratic nation of Panem. In the course of the first book, The Hunger Games, Katniss volunteers to replace her sister, Primrose "Prim" Everdeen, after she is called forth during Reaping Day, a day in which, annually, one male and one female tribute in the age bracket of 12 to 18 are called forth from each district to fight to the death in an arena in what are known as the Hunger Games.

Katniss, after an alliance with Rue from District 11 (who reminded Katniss of her own sister), a 12 year old who had a very touching death, she joins up with fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark, compete in the Games together. She uses her knowledge of hunting and archery to survive, and the two become the victors after defying the Capitol's attempt to force one to kill the other. Throughout the next two novels, Catching Fire and Mockingjay, Katniss becomes the symbol of a rebellion for the twelve districts against the Capitol's oppression, and ultimately decides the final balance of power in Panem by killing the aspiring president of District 13, the vanguard of the rebellion, for attempting to oppress the defeated Capitol itself and presumably ordering the final bombings that resulted in Prim's death.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Katniss Everdeen

Katniss Everdeen is the main character of Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games trilogy. Her name comes from an edible plant called katniss. Jennifer Lawrence is set to portray Katniss in the upcoming movie The Hunger Games, directed by Gary Ross.

Katniss and her family live in District 12, the poorest and least populated district in the fictional nation of Panem, located in the former United States. District 12 is a coal-mining district, located in Appalachia. The novel The Hunger Games takes place about 74 years after the 13 districts rebelled against the Capitol and were crushed, with District 13 being utterly destroyed and the Capitol instituting an annual event called "The Hunger Games" to punish the districts. The Hunger Games are to demonstrate to the districts the futility of resisting the Capitol. In the Games, one male and one female between the ages of 12 and 18 are selected annually from each district and are designated to be tributes. The tributes are transported to an arena, where they fight to the death, with the last surviving tribute being declared the victor.

The annual selection is known as the Reaping, and the day of the annual lottery is called Reaping Day. As further punishment for the districts, Reaping Day is regarded as a national holiday and watching the Reaping and the Games themselves is mandatory. Katniss' sister Primrose, known as Prim, is chosen for the Games, but Katniss volunteers to take her place. She joins Peeta Mellark as District 12's tributes for the 74th annual Hunger Games. With her hunting and archery skills, she becomes a contender, and unintentionally becomes the symbol of rebellion when she leads Peeta in a suicide pact rather than have one kill the other to win the Games, forcing the master of the Games to crown them joint victors rather than having no winner at all. She becomes known as "The Girl on Fire." She later becomes the representative for the rebellion and is known in that position as "The Mockingjay" after the bird on a pin that she wore in the Games arena.