At Asia’s other extreme, the average life expectancy in Afghanistan is just 43.1 years. But in neighboring Pakistan there is the geriatric oasis of the Hunza Valley. Another death defying region, currently being studied by gerontologists, is a cluster of villages in Sunchang county located in South Korea’s mountainous southwest, where some local farmers continue to work the fields until they are well into their 90s..
Lavender Honey infused vodka This one is great because there’s no waiting. Take about two tbsp of dried lavender flower. Brew the flower in a regular drip coffee maker with a filter, using about four cups of water. Jean Michel Basquiat: An American of Haitian decent, Jean Michel Basquiat became famous for his thought provoking artwork as part of the SAMO graffiti duo, which employed social commentary to reveal inequalities and promote social mobility and equality. The late artist’s work has been influential to many contemporary artists and poets. Basquiat’s legacy is recognized as a catalyst for social change and was featured in a new documentary, “Boom For Real.”.
Objective assessment of image quality is the process of automatic assignment of a scalar score to an image such that the rating or score corresponds to the score provided by the Human Visual System (HVS). Despite extensive studies since the last two decades, it remains a challenging problem in image processing due to the presence of different types of distortions and limited knowledge of the HVS. Existing approaches for assessing the perceptual quality of images have relied on a number of methodologies that directly apply known properties of the HVS, construct hypotheses considering the HVS as a blackbox and use hybrid approaches that apply both of the techniques.
I had taken my usual hollow walk and stopped to watch the men working on the bulldozer. But it was the first day of the Great Backyard Bird Count (see February 2002 column), and I was busy counting birds. I only saw three chickadees in the hollow, but when I reached the house, I looked out at the feeders and spotted one goldfinch and the pine siskin.
There is Fred Segal Trend, Fred Segal Man, Fred Segal Finery, The Parliament at Fred Segal and so on and so forth, each a separate business with what appears to be an unwritten rule that no vendor will be repeated from one department to the next in the same location. Ron Herman is the rare exception who has other locations outside of the Fred Segal umbrella. Most of the operators seem happy to trade on their landlord/partner name and benefit from its legendary draw..