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WAIT A LEAP SECOND

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Back in 1967 clocks went atomic, and human timekeeping was dependent of the earth’s rotation. The problem is, the planet is slowing down and clocks are not.

So every few years, to get everything back in sync, scientists add a second. They’ve done it 25 times since 1972. The last time was 2012, but that was on a weekend. June 30 will be the first leap second during trading hours since markets went electronic.

Leap seconds are added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) - and clocks worldwide - in order to compensate for the slowing of the Earth's rotation.

CAMERA DAY

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Today is Camera Day, so go and take some photos while the sun is shining. Remember, photographers take photos with cameras.

Joseph Nicephore Niépce (1765-1833) is credited with producing the first successful photograph in June 1827.

Above is the first known photograph. There is little merit in the photo other than that fact. It is difficult to interpret; the building is on the left, a tree a third in from the left, and a barn immediately in front. The exposure lasted eight hours, so the sun had time to move from east to west, appearing to shine on both sides of the building.

20 cm x 16.5 cm, Niepce called this a "heliograph" and it is believed to be and image of the courtyard outside his house. The current belief is that he used the lens of a crude camera and a pewter plate with a few drops of bitumen (a tar like substance) on it and exposed the plate for eight hours. It will be on display in a sealed enclosure filled with inert gas at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin beginning in 2003.

The digital reproduction is a link to another digital reproduction of higher resolution that depicts the original photograph, "View from the Window at Le Gras." This photograph is owned by the Harry Ransom Center for the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin, and was analyzed in 2002 by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

1 KILLED 1 CAPTURED

News

The first one was previously shot in the heat and killed. The second NY prisoner, David Sweat has been captured. He is one of two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum security New York prison earlier this month.

Area residents are breathing a sigh of relief, but most Americans wonder why it took three weeks?

ABC News: Escaped prisoner David Sweat captured, under control of law enforcement http://7online.com/809257/ via @ABC7NY

Escaped Inmate David Sweat Shot Near Canadian Border http://nbcnews.to/1NqYduC via @nbcnews

LATINIZING SHAKESPEARE

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THE LATINIZING OF SHAKESPEARE IS A WORLD PREMIER OF “SUEÑO” FREE OUTDOOR EVENT TONIGHT
Live Bilingual performances, puppeteers, music, dancers and singers.
La Plaza @ The Clemente,114 Norfolk Street, NYC June 28th, Sunday, 8pm

JULY FOURTH FEARS

Problem

US public safety authorities have raised a heightened concern involving possible terror attacks targeting the July 4th holiday.

Report: FBI, DHS Warn Of July Fourth Attacks On Law Enforcement, Military - Breitbart http://bit.ly/1JaxHF8 via @BreitbartNews

July 4th Terror Attack? Homeland Security Warns of Potential Terrorist Threats Over Independence Day Holiday http://www.ibtimes.com/july-4th-terror-attack-homeland-security-warns-po...

WEATHER WARNINGS

News

Tornado and severe thunderstorm watches are in place through Saturday night for portions of North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Storms with heavy rain and local flooding will continue from the northeast to the mid-Atlantic. Meanwhile, record warm temperatures are possible for many of the western states.

WEATHER SUMMARY FOR SOUTHEASTERN NY...NORTHEASTERN NJ AND
SOUTHERN CT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
336 PM EDT SAT JUN 27 2015

RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO BECOME HEAVIER AND STEADIER AS LOW PRESSURE
PASSES THROUGH THE REGION TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING. THE RAIN

RIP CAPTAIN LEN GOLD

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Leonard Gold, Captain, USAAC - Retired US Air Corps Decorated Fighter Pilot passed away today, following a long and distinguished career. His granddaughter Diana told me he died in peace, after an active 95 years.

City Images had the distinct honor of interviewing and getting to know this gentle warrior. He also took time to speak to students at a couple of my college classes and these young people were as impressed with him as I was. Lenny even took time to attend my City Island wedding and reception. Since we met, we enjoyed each others company socially, until the very end.

AGING GRACEFULLY

Idea

If you're taking steps to ensure that you stay in good health and are able to enjoy your later years. then good for you. Eating, exercising, regular checkups from a doctor are all necessary. But it also makes sense to have some contingency plans for the bumps along the road which most certainly will come along.

Adapt your home. Your stairs, bath, and kitchen can present hazards for some people. Even if you don't need to make changes now, do an annual safety review so you can make necessary updates if those needs arise.

TAKING WAY TOO LONG

Issue

It has now been three weeks since prisoners escaped from NY State penitentiary. Officials estimate there have been more than 1,000 members of law enforcement involved in the massive manhunt for the convicted murderers who escaped from a New York State prison three weeks ago.

At an estimated $1 million dollars a day, that is a lot of money, folks. NY state police is leading in the search, but other law enforcement agencies are involved in the effort, which includes US Marshals Service, FBI, the New York Department of Correction and local law enforcement.

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