It s a play on Jay-Hova, or Jehovah, one of the Old Testament names of God. Jay-Z (born Shaun Carter) got the nickname back in 1993, when he borrowed some studio time and was recording some of his first tracks. The other people in the studio marveled to discover that Jay-Z was improvising all his lyrics, and decided that his ability was nothing short of miraculous. So they dubbed him J-Hova. Like Eric Clapton decades before him, Jay-Z resisted being anointed as the Creator. I ve never been comfortable being called God, Jay-Z has said. I shorten it to Hova. Which isn t that modest, actually, but if anybody s earned it, he has. As he puts it on his song Breathe Easy (Lyrical Exercise) : I m far from being God / But I work goddamn hard. (Excerpted from the 2006 Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton s
TheWorldCounts, 30 June, 2014 ExtinctionБ Mass extinction is a very rare event. The most well-known extinction is when the dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the earth, but prior to that there were other extinctions. In fact, before humans arrived on the planet, 99. 9% of all species that have existed have already become extinct. In those days, extinctions happen naturally over a long span of time. Climate change, changes in sea levels and currents, diseases, and the spread of invasive species are natural triggers which can cause the demise of some species. In our present time, itБs a different story. If youБve ever asked yourself, БWhy do species become extinct? Б you might not like the hard truth. But the fact is we humans are driving a large number of species to extinction. The
Why should voltmeter have high resistance? January 31, 2011, Why should voltmeter have high resistance? Voltmeter is an instrument that is used to measure the potential difference between two points in an electric circuit. The voltage in the circuit will be visible in the analog voltmeters which will move the needle through the scale according to the voltage in the circuit. The digital voltmeters will show the measurement of the voltage in numbers with the help of analog to digital converters. Generally Ammeter is connected in series to the circuit while voltmeters are connected in parallel to the circuit. Ammeter is the instrument that measures the current flowing in the circuit while voltmeter measures the potential difference. ...
The Three Gorges Dam, a project of great weight to Chinese nation, has been completed and so far begun to bring benefits to Chinese people in mainly four aspects: flood control, power generation, navigation and tourism. One of the major objectives of the dam is to control water levels due to frequent floods causing a historical problem around the Jinjiang River and area. The project can efficiently control the water from upper stream and reduce the flood and sand pouring into Dongting Lake during the flood season, thus the sediment accumulation rate of Dongting Lake can be postponed and the threat of flood to it can be relieved. The normal storage level can be reached to 574 feet and its flood control capacity is as large as 29 billion cubic yards which will protect the Jingjiang River
December 26 is not only a day for Santa Claus to catch his breath but a public holiday known as Boxing Day in the United Kingdom and other British Commonwealth countries such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand. In spite of its peculiar name, Boxing Day has nothing to do with fisticuffs, the trashing of empty boxes left over from Christmas or the return of unwanted presents to department stores. The term is of British origin, and the Oxford English Dictionary traces its earliest print attribution to 1833, four years before Charles Dickens referred to it in БThe Pickwick Papers. Б The exact roots of the holiday name are unknown, but there are two leading theories, both of which are connected to charity traditionally distributed to lower classes on the day after Christmas. One idea is that
Здравствуй уважаемый читатель. Книга "Why We Watch The Attractions of Violent Entertainment" JEFFREY GOLDSTEIN (EN) относится к разряду тех, которые стоит прочитать. Одну из важнейших ролей в описании окружающего мира играет цвет, он ощутимо изменяется во время смены сюжетов. С невероятной легкостью, самые сложные ситуации, с помощью иронии и юмора, начинают восприниматься как вполнерешаемые и легкопреодолимые. С помощью намеков, малозначимых деталей постепенно вырастает главное целое, убеждая читателя в реальности прочитанного. Портрет главного героя подобран очень удачно, с первых строк проникаешься к нему симпатией, сопереживаешь ему, радуешься его успехам, огорчаешься неудачами. ...
Your body can only process a certain amount of food at each meal. Therefore, it may not be possible to avoid that ammonia smell during prolonged activities. The smell is common, for example, amongst marathon runners, who are engaging in continuous cardiovascular exercise for hours at a time. In that situation, it is advisable to consume sports drinks or other sources of energy during the activity to fuel your body (and especially your brain) and prevent your amino acids from being burned for energy. The next time you smell ammonia, don t worry. It doesn t mean that your muscle tissue being broken down, and it doesn t mean that you re doomed to stink for the rest of eternity. Consume a nutritious meal immediately after exercising - a balance of lean protein and whole, unprocessed
Underdeveloped breasts can be called a number of different things, including small breasts and hypoplastic breasts. Although many may defer to breast size as being an unimportant characteristic of our individual bodies, some women experience some complications regarding their breast size. This underdevelopment can occur for one of several reasons. Breast size is often easily identifiable by the woman herself--clothing can mask and confuse the size of a person's breasts, but there are signs a woman can look for that become more evident following pregnancy, when the negative effects of underdeveloped breasts is most evident. You may notice your breasts being very narrow and lacking a normal fullness, and there may be some apparent swelling on or around the nipple. Genetics sometimes
Objects such as stars appear to move across the sky at night because Earth spins on its axis. This is the same reason that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Stars that are low in the east when the night begins are high in the sky halfway through the night and low in the west by daybreak the next day. During the day, the stars continue to move across the sky, but the sun is so bright that they canвt be seen. Of course, the stars arenвt moving relative to the Earth's position in space. They just appear to move to human stargazers. The stars move across the sky a little faster than the sun. This difference arises because the stars appear to move only because of Earthвs rotation, while the sun also appears to move because the Earth goes around the sun once a year. This
Why Study Microbiology? By The question of why to study microbiology is a good one the impacts of microorganisms on your life may not be immediately obvious. But the truth is, microorganisms not only have a huge impact but are literally everywhere, covering all the surfaces of your body and in every natural and urban habitat. In nature, microorganisms contribute to biogeochemical cycling, as well as turnover of material in soil and aquatic habitats. Some are important plant symbionts (organisms that live in intimate contact with their host, with mutual benefit for both organisms) whereas others are important pathogens (organisms that cause disease) of both plants and animals. Although not all microorganisms are bad, the treatment and prevention of the diseases caused by bacteria,