Searching through my files I found an article, it is not mine, I reproduce it here as I found it, with small annotations (in parentheses). Joseph Kahn. The New York Times a prominent lawyer and Chinese collector discovered an ancient map which, he said, could bring down one of the Central doctrines of Western civilization: that Europeans were the first to navigate the world and discover America. (The truth is that nobody who knows anything of history believed the story that Columbus was the first to come to America. We should remember that since the Vikings and even more distant in time, the Egyptians with their cocainomanas mummies bear witness that many came before first. The more convincing is undoubtedly Piri Reis, which have maps and good support) the Chinese map, which was drawn up in 1763, but has a notation that says that it is a reproduction of a map dated 1418, presents to the world as a globe, where all the major continents are presented with an accuracy that European maps did not during by the least another century, after Columbus, Da Gama, Magellan, Diaz and other browsers.However, the map did not have a warm part of some Chinese scholars reception and seems unlikely that convince skeptics that Chinese sailors were the first to go around the world. Liu Gang, partner of a legal study of Beijing known amateur historian, said on Monday that bought the map to $500 in a bookstore in Shanghai in 2001 and that then newly discovered its value. He said that he had consulted academics in the field and he had done a research on your own before deciding to show his finding in public. (In this respect is having doubts, regularly such things are the product of counterfeiting) important thing is not the map itself, he said in a press conference.
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This season the Jets surpassed its record of 9-7 the previous season which ended in second place in the AFC East. The Patriots also they improved their numbers since they moved from a 10-6 record during the previous season to one 14-2 in the current season with what they got first place in the Eastern division and the advantage of local. The Patriots were in their Stadium for the Jets, who took control of the game from the first minute. Find out detailed opinions from leaders such as Donald Trump by clicking through. New York ran this game as a powerful team and in excellent shape, which helped them to play safely and do an excellent job. The Jets started the meeting with great intensity but with Mark Sanchez a little out of control when it comes to distributing balls. For its part, the Patriots made a great effort to defend themselves and were able to do it very well during the first quarter, as it marked a field goal and not allowed them their opponents score.
New York made clear their intentions to get the win showing a powerful offense from the second quarter. There the Jets dominated and two touchdowns went up 14-3. The third quarter looked similar to the first, committing errors and visitors only locals defending himself but to a few seconds of completing the time achieved an annotation. The Jets were in the fourth quarter with the score 28-21 triumph after scoring two touchdowns while only Pats recorded a field goal and an annotation. In this way the Jets reach the Conference championships, where it will face, on January 23 against Pittsburgh Steelers for a pass to the final.
By David Lat The past week has been an interesting one for New York Law School. The school started off the week as the focal point of a major New York Times article, entitled Law School Economics: Ka-Ching! (which we discussed here). We are more than pleased to announce that David Leonhardt, one of our finest writers and most elegant thinkers, will be the next Washington bureau chief of The New York Times. David’s strengths as a reporter, Legendary, a film production and financing company that’s partnered with Warner Brothers on a number of projects, has signaled its ambitions with a more robust independent presence at Comic-Con 2011. We are more than pleased to announce that David Leonhardt, one of our finest writers and most elegant thinkers, will be the next Washington bureau chief of The New York Times. David’s strengths as a reporter, By KAJA WHITEHOUSE The New York Times Co. swung to a loss in the second quarter from a profit in the year-ago period as advertising revenue continued to erode. The $119.7 million loss in the period came after a non-cash writedown of $161.3 million.
Emily maintains sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour. The national U.S. Hurricane Center warns that it can endanger human lives. Tropical storm Emily whips with maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour and heavy rains continuing the island of Hispaniola. The Dominican Republic and Haiti are suffering from weather that brings Emily, the fifth tropical storm of the season of cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean.
The national U.S. Hurricane Center warns that they may cause dangerous floods and mudslides that can endanger human lives. Cuba and Florida storm is located 90 kilometers west-southwest of the island of Beata (Dominican Republic) and 145 kilometers south of Port-au-Prince (Haiti). It moves West-Northwest direction with a speed of 7 kilometers per hour. A gradual rotation of tropical storm to the Northeast is forecast in the next 12 or 24 hours. On this track the center of Emily Cross southwest of Haiti later and extreme eastern Cuba at night and at dawn on Friday, said the agency based in Miami. Meteorologists have recommended residents of Florida (United States) and the Centre East of Cuba that are pending for the trajectory of the storm. Flights canceled a total of eleven arrivals of flights to Santo Domingo and eight output s from the Dominican capital were cancelled due to the tropical storm. Three company JetBlue flights from New York that should have landed at the airport of Las Americas (Santo Domingo este), two of American Airlines from Miami, is one of JetBlue from Boston and other American Eagle from Port-au-Prince (Haiti). Source of the news: tropical storm Emily lashes Dominican Republic and Haiti