‘Doctor Who’ classic missing Second Doctor episodes revealed

BBC Worldwide has officially confirmed that nine recordings from the 1960s featuring missing episodes of Doctor Who have been recovered in Nigeria.

A total of eleven Doctor Who episodes were discovered (nine of which had been missing) by Phillip Morris, director of Television International Enterprises Archive, by the tracking records of overseas shipments made by the BBC containing tapes for transmission. BBC Worldwide has re-mastered these episodes to restore them.

Starring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor, the stories recovered are ‘The Enemy of the World’, the fourth six-part tale of Season 5 which first aired on the BBC in December 1967, and Episodes 2, 4, 5 and 6 of ‘The Web of Fear’ from 1968.

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P.S. – This is for you Whovians out there.

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Munro’s award is well-deserved, says Pulitzer-winning writer Jane Smiley

In the collections of short stories Alice Munro has published since 1968, her great gift has been observation. Whether her protagonist has just gotten a job in a turkey slaughterhouse or has decided to take a road trip with her husband and two small daughters across the northern United States, the details she notes are so precise and evocative that they enter a reader’s mind as if they were the reader’s own memories — not similar, something like, but that very thing.

I can’t think of another writer whose every paragraph is so quietly powerful. Munro does not assert, she describes and suggests. The world she evokes seems at first mundane. When she started out in the 1960s and ’70s, her stories were set close to home: rural Ontario, Vancouver, inside the house or out in the farmyard. But she understands the meaning of every detail and its connection to the larger pulse of aspiration and disappointment, love and death.

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P.S. – I would like to apologize for my lack of attention to this blog and my readers. I started school once more, taking on more classes that give excessive amounts of homework. I have not been able to work out my routine yet, but I will make an effort to work on this blog despite my busy schedule. Thank you for sticking with me, and please continue doing so as I work it all out. And thank you for helping me reach  200+ followers. Maybe I will be able to make a video again. I don’t have a camera, but I will see what I can do with what I have. -Cheers, JhinelleW_RN

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Bad Days With Good Things

As you know, everyone has a bad day every once in a while, some more than others. And yes, it puts us in a rut. We walk around, dragging our feet, head low and hanging. We become pessimistic and a complete buzz kill  to all around us. Or sometimes, we put on a insincere smile that drops when no one is looking. I know, because I do it myself.

But, recently, someone told me something that deeply affected me. It was my Spanish teacher, and she was a breast cancer survivor. She told us her story, what she went through, and the support she garnered from her amazing family. Then, she told my class two beautiful sayings that I decided to take to heart.

“You can be happy about what you can do, or you can be miserable about what you can’t do. Which is better?”

It was, unsurprisingly, true, and it gave me a much needed kick in the butt. I always hold onto my failures, despite all the things I succeed in, and beat myself up about it, detaching myself from peers or zoning out, playing it over and over in my head, just further burying myself in self-pity and grief. I decided to get a good look at it all and do something about it. I decided it’s better to be happy, and that’s what I’ll work toward.

The other thing that she said to us was as equally inspiring as the first.

“And each day may not be a good day, but there is always a good thing in every day.”

So, I decided that in my journal, no matter what the day was like, I would write down that good thing.

And, now, I will challenge you. Can you find that one good thing in your day, no matter how, in total, it all turned out? Write it down and treasure it, because not everything was the worst thing ever. If you feel like it, you can even share it on here. I’ll give it a shout out in one of my posts if you would like so.

My good thing for today was that I received the highest score on the Cisco College Computer Networking Chapter 2 Exam in my class. I didn’t do so well last time, but I made up for it on this one. My teacher said he did not expect such a score. I only got one thing wrong. Yay for me! What was your good thing? -JhinelleW_RN

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

This is educational, interesting, and amusing.

TwistedSifter

 

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that.

Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head.

If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit. You should also check out ChartsBin.com. There were also fantastic posts on Business Insider and Bored Panda earlier this year that are worth checking out. Enjoy!

 

1. Where Google Street View is Available

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Map by Google

 

 

2. Countries That Do Not Use the Metric System

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Wary of standardized testing, parents are increasingly opting their kids out of exams

More and more parents are telling their kids to stay home the day of standardized tests.

They’re opposed to standardized tests for many reasons and don’t want kids taking them.

Some say they’re being used to measure teacher performance and fear testing narrows the curriculum.

This year, teachers, students and parents from a Seattle high school refused to administer or take a standardized test. In response, the Seattle schools superintendent now says schools can choose not to administer the tests.

Robert Schaeffer of the nonprofit National Center for Fair and Open Testing says the consequences of opting out of standardized tests vary from state to state. He says so far there have been very few consequences for children, but that might change.

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Simon Cowell Talks Becoming a Dad: “I’m Happier Than I’ve Ever Been”

Simon Cowell may be nothing but ecstatic about becoming a dad now, but when he first learned that partner Lauren Silverman was pregnant, he had mixed emotions.

“[I thought] oh my God, this is exciting, and it’s going to be a bit of a nightmare for the next few weeks,” Cowell told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview scheduled to air Tuesday on Ellen.

“Because everyone knows, it was well documented, it was kind of uncomfortable. You know, the situation,” Cowell said. “But these things happen and everything is kind of calm now and I’m happy. I’m actually happier than I’ve ever been.”

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‘The Butler’: ‘It’s Not A Movie — It’s A Movement’

Lee Daniels has directed critically acclaimed films that deal with difficult subject matter before, but he says working on The Butler was “the hardest thing he’s ever done.”

The film chronicles the life of a man who rose from the cotton fields of North Carolina to work in the White House, witnessing some of the most important moments in this nation’s history.

The movie’s main character, Cecil Gaines, is loosely based on the life of Eugene Allen, who worked at the White House for over three decades. Allen and his wife, Helene, were profiled byWashington Post writer Wil Haygood during the 2008 presidential election.

Daniels and Haygood sat down with Tell Me More host Michel Martin to talk about The Butler,and the man who inspired it all.

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Toddler kidnapped from Rhode Island home found in “good health”

Police say a 2-year-old boy has been found in “good health” in Providence, R.I., Sunday night, shortly after they arrested two men in connection with a double homicide and the boy’s abduction from his home.

The child, Isaiah Perez, was found missing early Sunday morning from a Johnston residence, where the two bodies were discovered. Police did not release anymore information about the boy’s condition or how he was found.

Parrillo said 22-year-old Malcolm Crowell was arrested in Fall River, Mass., and Daniel Rodriguez was arrested hours later in Providence. Both are from Providence.

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Japan Launches Cute Robot to Space Station

Japan launched a cargo-carrying rocket Sunday loaded with supplies for the crew of the International Space Station, along with a small robot meant as a companion for one of the country’s astronauts.

The H-2B rocket blasted off from the southern island of Tanegashima at 04:48 am local time (1948 GMT Saturday), images broadcast by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) showed.

According to JAXA the launch had gone to plan.

“The HTV4 module has separated from the rocket as scheduled and continues its journey to the ISS,” a JAXA spokesperson said during the broadcast streamed over the internet.

“Information on its progress will be given later as and when.”

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Dying 2-year-old is Pennsylvania couple’s best man at wedding

Looking dapper in a tiny tan pinstripe suit and orange shirt, a 2-year-old boy with only weeks to live served as the best man Saturday afternoon for his parents’ Pennsylvania wedding.

Christine Swidorsky carried Logan Stevenson on her shoulder at the Saturday afternoon wedding in Jeannette, a suburb of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.

Logan stood with his grandmother, Debbie Stevenson, during a 12-minute ceremony uniting Logan’s mother and his father, Sean Stevenson. The boy has leukemia and other complications.

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