35 English Sunday To Thursday ALANBAA Monday, 11 April, 2011 Art Environment Philippine school End to Japan nuke crisis creates arts ambassadors is years, a fortune away (AP) -- Once Japan's to be used at Fukushima. leaky nuclear complex stops Once the reactors cool, Pia Toscano spewing radiation and its heavily contaminated ar- reactors cool down, mak- eas could be entombed by Pia Toscano tears up while discussing ing the site safe and remov- pouring concrete on top her ‘amazing memories’ from ‘Ameri- ing the ruined equipment is and tunneling underneath can Idol’ going to be a messy ordeal to insert a slab to prevent that could take decades and seepage. Other tainted ar- Kristi Coyne I cost hundreds of millions eas could be locked down. don’t think I’ll of dollars. That would allow the ra- keep watching... Radiation has covered the diation to decay naturally this was a terrible area around the Fukushima but put on hold usual tasks shock. Maybe she’ll Dai-ichi plant and blanketed like dismantling parts of go on to win an Os- parts of the complex, mak- the complex. car like Jennifer ing the job of “decommis- “The best solution is to Hudson! :-) sioning” the plant - ren- entomb the site for 40, 50, (AFP) - Tucked in the mist-covered slopes dering it safe so it doesn't 60 years,” said Arnold Gun- Amy Brown I can’t of Mount Makiling, the Philippines’ premier threaten public health and dersen, who wrote part of believe Paul is still public school for the arts is busy moulding the the environment - a bigger the Energy Department's on the stage and Pia country’s future cultural ambassadors. task than usual. manual on decommission- has been eliminated. The gifted scholars embark on a rigorous Toshiba Corp., which ing and runs the U.S.-based It does prove though 12-hour daily routine of academic study, mu- supplied four of Fukushi- contain other radioactivi- Getting a quick resolu- environmental consult- that no one is safe sic, dance, theatre, visual arts and creative ma's six reactors, includ- ty at the site. tion to the Fukushima cri- ing company Fairewinds without the votes. It writing at the state-funded Philippine High ing two on which General That timeline is far faster sis would give a boost to Associates. still stinks! School for the Arts. Electric Co. than those for other nucle- a nation trying to recover Decommissioning trou- Surrounded by green woods, the atmosphere collaborated, submitted ar accidents and contains from the severe disasters bled reactors tends to be at the 13-hectare (32-acre) campus is far re- a road map this past week a big caveat: The reactors and to the tens of thousands more drawn-out. Parts of moved from the Philippines’ chaotic urban to the plant's operator for must first be stabilized and forced to evacuate commu- Ukraine are still uninhabit- sprawl. decommissioning the crip- cooled, goals that have nities near the plant and al- able 25 years after the Cher- A picturesque view of the Laguna de Bay pled reactors. eluded emergency teams ready wearying of living in nobyl nuclear plant's No. lake below provides a calming scene from the The study, done with three struggling with cascad- shelters with no prospects 4 reactor exploded, while cottages inside the campus, about a two-hour other companies, projects ing problems in the month of returning home. neighboring Belarus be- drive south of Manila. that it would take about 10 since the devastating tsu- With so much radiation gan allowing some peo- “Our dream and goal is to ennoble the Fil- years to remove the fuel nami damaged their cool- spread about, experts said a ple to move into its no-go ipino spirit -- that we are good, that we can rods and the reactors and ing systems.. combination of these is likely zone last year. excel,” the school’s executive director and Je- Muammar suit priest, Carmelo Caluag, told AFP. “We are doing this because art and culture Gaddafi are the windows to the soul of the people, they Challenge nurture our spirit.” OMG Facts The school began as a more informal ha- Due to the difficulty of translating Arabic to ven for young artists in the 1970s. English, there are over 100 possible ways It was however only in 1989 that then-pres- to spell the name of Libyan leader Muam- ident Corazon Aquino signed an executive or- mar Gaddafi. --> http://www.omg-facts. der establishing it as an official public high com/view/Facts/29490 school for gifted children, a third-world rep- lica of New York’s famous Juilliard. Dawn Peterson: The students at Makiling are now carefully Hahahahaha. chosen from thousands of applicants who au- dition for just over 30 slots a year. The rewards of acceptance can be huge -- Karen Burt Wine- past graduates have become famous musicians freak: Now thats or artists or gone on to study abroad. funny! The 145 students get free board and lodg- ing, and the school appoints a special tutor or Neelavarman Babu: master for whatever discipline each of them Lol i read some of wants to pursue. the names its con- So deep is the government’s commitment fusing . ;) to the school that despite the nation’s cof- fers being nearly bare, it spends an average of 300,000 pesos (6,976 dollars) a year on each student. This is about 30 times the amount allocated for students at a regular public school. While the Makiling students are afforded every chance at success, the school’s only hope is that they will pursue a career in the arts to preserve and champion the Philippines’ rich culture. A seven-year-old Philippine Eagle displaying its feathers at the Philippine Eagle Center. It is considered one of the largest and most powerful Eagles in the world. (AFP) Megan Fox EXCLUSIVE TRAILER: Megan Fox Ignites Showbiz ‘Passion Play’ Is Megan Fox an angel sent from heaven, Technology or a freak of nature? The former ‘Trans- Bob Dylan to rock fighting malaria formers’ star finds herself caught in a dan- gerous love triangle with older men Mickey Rourke and Bill Murray in ‘Passion Play,’ Vietnam in special concert with smartphone software in theaters May 6. Check out the cool, ex- clusive trailer… Jeremy Terry: spoiled (Reuters) - A team of grad- having to upload data for uate students has created a processing elsewhere. new smartphone application However, once the data Roberto Rodriguez they say will allow health- stored in the phone is up- Vazquez: super hot care workers in remote lo- loaded, it can be used to cations to diagnose malar- spot disease trends, Gibeau ia cases on the spot. said. But first, the students hope He said he is working on their application wins this smart phone applications to weekend's Imagine Cup 2011 detect sickle cell and oth- national finals in Seattle. er diseases and also plans The 9th-annual Imagine to make the software eas- Cup, sponsored by Micro- ily adaptable to lab-based soft, asks student entrants microscopes. (AP) -- After nearly five decades of sing- to "imagine a world where The smart phone ap- ing about a war that continues to haunt a gen- technology helps solve the plication was the idea of eration of Americans, legendary performer toughest problems." Tristan team member Wilson To, a David Arquette Bob Dylan is finally getting his chance to Gibeau, 25, a graduate com- 25-year-old graduate student see Vietnam at peace. puter engineering student in comparative pathology Congrats to David Arquette, who is cele- The iconic American folk singer and song- at the University of Cen- at the University of Cali- brating 100 days sober writer was set to play a special concert in the tral Florida in Orlando, said fornia at Davis. It builds former Saigon on Sunday evening, where he’s his team's application fits 7-equipped Samsung Fo- malaria, and it actually noti- upon a mobile microscope Sandra Renee Keys expected to belt out some of his classic an- the bill. cus smart phone modified fies you how many it found," concept that To and a dif- Simpson: Awe- ti-war tunes, nearly 36 years after the Viet- "It's going to make a dif- with a microscopic camera Gibeau said. Although mi- ferent team created to win some!!! nam War ended. ference in trying to contain lens. Gibeau said the soft- croscopic lenses are already last year's Imagine Cup na- Dylan’s music during that tumultuous era the outbreak of malaria," ware application can take a available for smart phones, tional finals. Kim Wiget: CON- helped define a generation, touching thou- said Gibeau, the project's picture of a blood sample, Gibeau said the software Gibeau said the team is GRATS DAVID!! sands of young people who took to the streets software designer. process the data to detect takes the concept's useful- working toward patenting SO HAPPY FOR demanding that Washington stop the war in "In the big picture, it'll malaria parasites, quantify ness to another level. and marketing the new appli- YOU!!:) Vietnam. hopefully help in the fight how much malaria is in the It would enable a doctor cation. "From different con- The concert’s promoter has said that about against most diseases out sample and point the parasites or nurse working, for exam- versations we've had with Christine Chapman half of the 8,000 seats at Ho Chi Minh City’s there and make everybody's out to the phone user. ple, in an African village investors, we feel that this Myers: awesome, RMIT University were sold to a mix of young life a little easier." His team's "It actually draws a red lacking Internet access to definitely is a money-mak- keep it up!! and old fans, both Vietnamese and Western. prototype is a Windows box around the clusters of make a diagnosis without er," he said.