Fashion Show for Disabled People

    Fashion Show for Disabled People In Russia

    lucky to have fashion shows. But this time - everything was very unique. Quite by accident, I spent two days at the First All-Russia competition of fashion designers and fashion designers to people with disabilities "a special fashion. Impressions trilliard. Some solid and incredible positive experience. And more photos: I'll spread their parts, apparently.

largest ant in the world

    largest ant
    largest ant in the world

    Male driver ants, sometimes known as "sausage flies" due to their bloated, sausage-like abdomens, are the largest known ants, and were originally believed to be members of a different species. Males leave the colony soon after hatching, but are drawn to the scent trail left by a column of siafu once it reaches sexual maturity. When a colony of driver ants encounters a male, they tear its wings off and carry it back to the nest to be mated with the queen.

    The army ant genus Dorylus, also known as driver ants, safari ants, or siafu, is found primarily in central and east Africa, although the range also extends to tropical Asia. Unlike the New World members of the subfamily Ecitoninae, members of this genus do form temporary anthills lasting from a few days up to three months. Each colony can contain over 20 million individuals. As with their New World counterparts, there is a soldier class among the workers, which is larger, with a very large head and pincer-like mandibles. They are capable of stinging, but very rarely do so, relying instead on their powerful shearing jaws.

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largest wine warehouse million bottles

    Stocked with a staggering 57 million bottles, Europe's largest wine warehouse is ready to fuel a very merry Christmas.

    The massive complex in Avonmouth, near Bristol bottles and stores 9.5 million gallons of the drink - enough to fill 15 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

    Owned by Constellation Europe, the warehouse accounts for 15 per cent of the UK's total alcohol market and supplies wine to all of the UK's major supermarkets.
    The warehouse is currently in the midst of a Christmas rush which will see 36 million bottles of wine leave its doors between now and December 25.

    wine warehouse
    Europe's largest wine warehouse million bottles for the merry Christmas festive season

    A very merry Christmas: Europe's largest wine warehouse, Constellation Park, has stocked up for Christmas with an incredible 57 million bottles of wine to come with demand during the festive season

    The wines are bottled on-site after being shipped from abroad in huge 25,000-litre vats to save costs and the plant is currently filling 800 bottles per minute with some of the UK's best loved wine brands including Hardys, Kumala, Echo Falls and Banrock Station.

    Each bottle of wine is photographed 18 times after bottling to ensure it contains the exact amount required.

    December 9 will be the day most cases are shipped for the festive season. Approximately one in every 14 bottles of wine consumed this Christmas in the UK will be made by Constellation Europe and Hardys will be among the most popular wine brands enjoyed during Christmas dinner.

    The company has increased its workforce by 20 per cent in the run-up to Christmas to help cope with the extra workload.

    Covering 858,000 sq ft with a roof big enough to park 4,000 cars the internal volume of the building is equivalent to 14,000 double decker buses. The £100 million plant, which took three years to build, was opened earlier this year and uses forklift trucks guided by lasers.

    Every day 550 lorries will arrive, load up and depart for stores in the UK and Europe.

    John Steels, senior vice president of Constellation Europe, said: 'Building and commissioning the site was an enormous task involving a small, dedicated team of staff and specialists.

    'A purpose-built facility on a single site enables us to improve efficiency and have the capacity we need to support business growth.'

    By shipping wine in bulk and bottling in the UK, the project saves on transport costs and carbon emissions needed to move thousands of tonnes of glass across the globe.

    The energy efficiency savings save the equivalent of 250,000 kilometres travelled in HGVs.

Worker and Kolkhoz Woman

    Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Reinstalled in Moscow

    Worker and Kolkhoz Woman (Russian: Рабо́чий и колхо́зница Rabochiy i Kolkhoznitsa) is a 24.5 meter (78 feet) high sculpture made from stainless steel by Vera Mukhina for the 1937 World's Fair in Paris, and subsequently moved to Moscow. The sculpture is an example of the socialist realistic style, as well as Art Deco style. The worker holds aloft a hammer and the kolkhoz woman a sickle to form the hammer and sickle symbol.

    The sculpture was originally created to crown the Soviet pavilion (architect: Boris Iofan) of the World's Fair. The organizers had sited the Soviet and German pavilions facing each other across the main pedestrian boulevard at the Trocadéro on the north bank of the Seine. Albert Speer, charged with redesigning the German pavilion, happened upon a confidential sketch of the Soviet plan while on an inspection tour of the site of the fair. He was struck by "a sculpted pair of figures... striding triumphantly towards the German Pavilion" and designed an architectural riposte to the massive sculptural group.

    Mukhina was inspired by her study of the classical Harmodius and Aristogeiton, the Victory of Samothrace and La Marseillaise, François Rude's sculptural group for the Arc de Triomphe, to bring a monumental composition of socialist realist confidence to the heart of Paris. The symbolism of the two figures striding from East to West, as determined by the layout of the pavilion, was also not lost by spectators.

    Although as Mukhina said, her sculpture was intended "to continue the idea inherent in the building, and this sculpture was to be an inseparable part of the whole structure", after the fair Worker and Kolkhoz Woman was relocated to Moscow where it was placed just outside the Exhibition of Achievements of the People's Economy.

    In 1941, the sculpture earned for Mukhina one of the initial batch of Stalin Prizes.

    The sculpture was removed for restoration in the autumn of 2003 in preparations for Expo 2010. The sculpture was planned to return in 2005, but because the World's Fair was not awarded to Moscow but to Shanghai, the restoration process was hampered by financial problems. As of May 2007[update], the sculpture was still under restoration, with plans to return the statue to the All-Russia Exhibition Centre by 2008, but due to financial constraints, its return was further deferred until November 28, 2009. The restored statue uses a new pavilion as its pedestal, increasing its total height from 34.5 meters (old pedestal was 10 meters tall) to 60 meters (new pavilion is 34.5 meters tall plus 24.5 meters of the statue's own height). See 2007 photographsof the disassembled statue.

    In cinema, Worker and Kolkhoz Woman was chosen in 1947 to serve as the logo for the film studio Mosfilm. It can be seen in the opening credits of the film Red Heat, as well as many of the Russian films put out by the Mosfilm studio itself. In The 1997 film The Saint Treitiak uses a variation of The Worker and Kolkhoz woman holding a sword on campaign posters.

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