The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has tips for being prepared in the event of a terrorist attack. This information is available at the DHS website, ready.gov.
The Eagle Eyes program is an anti-terrorism initiative that enlists the eyes and ears of Air Force members and citizens in the war on terror. The program reveals some typical activities in which terrorists engage to plan their attacks. How You Can Help Anti-Terrorism Efforts in the Northern District of Georgia Preventing terrorist acts requires all of us to be both diligent and proactive in identifying suspected terrorists. Members of the public are an invaluable resource in our effort to safeguard citizens and their property. The law enforcement community is doing all it can to keep us safe. You can help by offering your full support and cooperation should your assistance be needed in an interview, request for documentation, or request for information. You and your family are encouraged to stay attuned to your surroundings. If you see activity that you think is suspicious and possibly linked to terrorism, please report it promptly to your local law enforcement agency or to the FBI in Atlanta at (404) 679-9000. What are the results already achieved by India through its counter-terrorism policies and techniques? There is peace in Nagaland with a duly elected government promoting the economic development of the state. Only a small group of Nagas from the bordering areas of Manipur has not yet given up arms, but it is observing a ceasefire and negotiating with the government. There has been peace in Mizoram for nearly 20 years now.
There has been peace in Punjab since 1995. However, Pakistan has not yet given up its efforts to re-kindle terrorism in Punjab through some terrorist leaders and hijackers given sanctuary in its territory. The Ananda Marg has been dormant since 1995.
As the economic and social development of the states affected by Maoist terrorism moves forward, these groups...
...the smallest eagles, like the booted eagle (Aquila pennata) (which is comparable in size to a common buzzard (Buteo buteo) or red-tailed hawk (B. jamaicensis)), have relatively longer and more evenly broad wings, and more direct, faster flight – despite the reduced size of aerodynamic feathers. Most eagles are larger than any other raptors apart from some vultures. The smallest species of eagle is the South Nicobar serpenteagle (Spilornis klossi), at 450 g (1 lb) and 40 cm (16 in). The largest species are discussed below. Like all birds of prey, eagles have very large hooked beaks for tearing flesh from their prey, strong muscular legs, and powerful talons. The beak is typically heavier than that of most other birds of prey. Eagles' eyes are extremely powerful, having up to 3.6 times human acuity for the martial eagle, which enables them to spot potential prey from a very long distance. This keen eyesight is primarily attributed to their extremely large pupils which ensure minimal diffraction (scattering) of the incoming light. The female of all known species of eagle is larger than the male.
Eagles normally build their nests, called eyries, in tall trees or on high cliffs. Many species lay two eggs, but the older, larger chick frequently kills its younger sibling once it has hatched. The dominant chick tends...
The Bald Eagle, also known as the “Haliaeetus leucocephalus” (Hamish 1990) is one of the most majestic and spectacular birds on the planet. With a wingspan of 6 to 8 feet and a height of 34-43 cm (Duquette at al.2011) it is one of the world’s largest birds. The Bald Eagle represents the country of The United States of America because it is one of the most beautiful and symbolic creatures on the planet, yet it was once almost completely extinct. The Bald Eagle is mostly found in coastal areas and gets its name because of its white head. Bald eagles have huge talons and curved peak. They also have excellent eye sight so that they can scope out their prey from a distance, scoop in, and grab them (Robert 1982). Since they are carnivores, their main source of food is fish such a salmon, but they also tend to prey on other animals such as mammals and other birds (Stalmaster 1987). Although, due to the Endangered Species Preservation Act, These bird’s flourish in the upper part of North America such as Alaska and Canada, they are still recognized as Threatened because of habitat loss and pollution by pesticides such as DDT. Nevertheless the species is making a recovery from almost being extinct in the 1970’s and early 80’s (worldwildlife.org 2011).
Bald eagle’s first gained protection from being endangered by the Bald Eagle Protection Act of 1940 and the Migratory...
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Eye of a Golden Eagle
The eagleeye is among the strongest in the animal kingdom, with an eyesight estimated at 4 to 8 times stronger than that of the average human. An eagle is said to be able to spot a rabbit 2 miles (3.2 km) away. Although aneagle may only weigh 10 pounds (4.5 kg), its eyes are roughly the same size as those of a human. As the eagle descends from the sky to attack its prey, the muscles in the eyes continuously adjust the curvature of the eyeballs to maintain sharp focus and accurate perception throughout the approach and attack.
In addition to eagles, birds such as hawks, falcons, and robins have extraordinary vision which enable them to gather their prey easily. Their eyes are stated to be larger in size than their brain, by weight. Colour vision with resolution and clarity are the most prominent features of eagles' eyes, hence sharp-sighted people are sometimes referred to as "eagle-eyed.” Eagles can identify five distinctly-coloured squirrels and locate their prey even if hidden.
...Chapter 9: The Eye
* Light is electromagnetic energy that is emitted in form of waves; waves crash into objects and are absorbed, reflected, scattered, and bent
* Half of human cerebral cortex is involved with analyzing visual world
* MAMMALIAN VISUAL SYSTEM: begins with eye, back of eye is retina (contains photoreceptors specialized to convert light energy to neural activity)
* Eyes have features to track moving objects and keep transparent surface clean (i.e. by tears)
* Each eye has two overlapping retinas: one specialized for low light levels and one for higher light levels and detection of colour
* Retina specialized to detect differences in the intensity of light
* Axons of retinal neurons bundled into optic nerves, which distributes visual information (in form of AP) to several brain structures that perform difference functions
* First synaptic relay in pathway that serves visual perception occurs in a cell group of dorsal thalamus called the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN)
* Visual information from LGN -> cerebral cortex (where it is interpreted and remembered)
PROPERTIES OF LIGHT:
* Light: electromagnetic radiation that is visible to our eyes
* Electromagnetic radiation has wavelength (distance between peaks), frequency (# of waves/second), and amplitude (difference between wave peak)
* Energy content of electromagnetic...
...The eye is a rather small part of the body that makes up seventy percent of the humans total sensory ability. That is why we chose to describe the eye. Each part of the eye works together as a whole. Within and outside of the eye there are many working parts functioning around the clock..
The cornea is a very important part of the eye, but you can hardly see it because it's made
of clear tissue. Like glass, the cornea gives your eye a window in which to view the world. The a
cornea is a transparent tissue covering the front of the eye. The cornea covers both the pupil and he iris eye, and it is partially responsible to focus light. The cornea is part of the external
structure of the eyeball. The external layer of the eyeball is formed by the cornea, and
the sclera. The cornea is a dome-shaped structure. The cornea does not have any
blood vessels that is why it appears clear. The cornea does have
nerves. The cornea is the first and most powerful lens in the eye's optical system. The
cornea is the first part of the eye to focus. When a ray of light hits the eye, the cornea is the first structure the light encounters. Then the light rays travel through your eye through a hole called the pupil. As light rays from an object enter your eye, they are bent inward by the cornea and lens. Light...
Do you know that we can light the life of a blind person by donating our eyes after our death?
In India, we have an estimated 4.6 million people with corneal blindness that is curable through corneal transplantation made possible by eye donation. More than 90% of the corneal transplantation is carried out successfully and helps restore vision in people with corneal blindness. Corneal transplantation in infants born with cloudy cornea can make a big difference to their lives.
The C U Shah Eye Bank at SANKARA NETHRALAYA operates 24 hours throughout the year. Through our Eye Bank, we obtain, evaluate and distribute eyes received as donations for use in corneal transplantation, research and education. We do this with utmost care taking into account patient safety by adopting strict medical standards. Eyes which cannot be used for corneal transplantation are used for research and education purposes.
Please call the C U Shah Eye Bank, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai at 28281919 (Hotline for Eye Donation) / 28271616 as eyes have to be removed within six hours after death.
Some frequently asked questions
Who can be eye donors?
Anyone from the age of one. There is no age-limit for donating the eye. All one needs to do is bequeath his or her eyes by taking a simple pledge to...
...Widen Your Eyes To the Truth: Asian Blepharoplasty Is Acceptable!
The eyes are undoubtedly the most noticeable feature on a person’s face. Generally when two people meet or come into contact with each other, it is considered polite to make eye contact as a means of acknowledgement. The eyes can also be an indicator of the attractiveness of an individual, since the standard of having “beautiful eyes” is defined as having large and round eyes, which just so happens to be a feature that most Caucasian men and women have and most Asian men and women do not. Many Asians are dissatisfied with the shape of their natural eyes because of the lack of double-lids, which would have made the eyes appear bigger and more “beautiful”. As a result, these men and women often opt for a minor surgery called Asian Blepharoplasty, a procedure that is done surgically to make a single upper eyelid have a fold, which accentuates the eyes and makes them appear bigger and rounder. However, when Asians get this procedure, many people accuse them of trying to make themselves look more Caucasian and of betraying their race. There are a number of ways that shows the procedure is not copying the Caucasian eyelid, such as the fact that the requested crease is not even the same as the Caucasian eyelid, and also since the first published idea of a double eyelid crease developed...
...Tim Winton’s that eye, the sky (1986) uses first person narrative techniques, symbolism, imagery and characterisation to create the persona of Morton Flack, the narrator and protagonist of the novel. Winton uses Ort’s narration to give the reader insights into the Flack family, the relationships they have and the issues that they face. As Winton develops Ort’s narration the reader is supplied with many symbolic images. The most important symbol and imagery in the novel is the sky. Prior to Henry Warburton entering the life of Ort and educating him about God and religion, Ort sees the sky as an eye which looks over the world and sees everything. Throughout the novel the eye imagery signifies the spirituality and mysticism between Ort and Henry. This essay will analyse how Winton uses the eye imagery to reveal the differences between the two characters by examining Ort’s unyielding faith in a higher force and Henry Warburton’s ever changing relationship with God. This paper will also compare the dispositions of both Ort and Henry.
To describe the character of Ort and his journey throughout the novel, one may look to both vision/imagination and spirituality. Ort appears to be a very imaginative child who lacks knowledge and education. This is demonstrated in the book through the colloquial language of the text with phrases such as ‘Geez, yeah’ and ‘Yer justa kid’ (p 35 & 36). Ort has visions of an...