Hi mates, here's my compilation of free online stock image sites.
Please Explain "Free": Each stock image site has a set of legal terms that comes with downloading and using the free images. However, the best thing a "free" site could do is to offer Creative Commons licenses.Otherwise, the user has the legal responsibility to peruse the site-specific or sometimes image-specific licenses in order to use the image, even if it is "free".
Creative Commons. One of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work (from Wikipedia). There are several types of Creative Commons (or CC for short) licenses covered in this list:
My Lars' Rating (Score:1 to 5) method:
Feel free to use/criticize or tell me about new suggestions. Enjoy, mates!
The world has a combined active military size of around 19.5 million troops or about 0.26% of Earth's 7 billion population. Collectively, this means Mother Earth has about 20 million active troops she can immediately activate and rally to defend against a hypothetical alien invasion.
However, short of a unifying alien invasion, 20 million troops spread across 170+ countries still mean great potential for deadly conflicts within Earth itself. Of the top 20 largest active military forces. Asia accounts for 11 countries (or 13, if we include Middle Eastern countries). That makes up about 20% or 1/5 of the 48 countries in Asia. I would say, this is one big nervous continent!
Hi mates, this is the continuation of my ratings on online stock media sites - focusing on videos here.
In this Lars' Rating for stock video sites, I use a simple methodology that rates sites higher if they provide a "free" collection to user and if they use clear, public copyright licenses like Creative Commons for the use of the "free" collection.
Lars' Rating Method for Stock Video Sites:
Buzz me if you want to let me know of any stock video sites that i missed !
These are the influential women leaders today who have grown from aspiring youths to the astute stateswomen they are today, rising to the top leadership positions in their countries. Most of these women leaders have overcome great challenges to become the first women presidents and prime ministers in the history of their countries.
Among these women leaders, there is a tremendous age gap of 42 years - spanning from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (former President of Liberia - born 1938) to as young as Jacinda Arden (Prime Minister of New Zealand - born in 1980).
In A Few Words. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first democratically elected female head of state in Africa (2006-2018), who was jointly awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize "for non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work".
In A Few Words. In 2007, Nancy Pelosi became the first female to hold the position of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and the highest-ranking elected woman in U.S. history, breaking the proverbial "marble ceiling".
Quoting a passage from her speech: "..It is a moment for which we have waited more than 200 years. Never losing faith, we waited through the many years of struggle to achieve our rights. But women weren't just waiting; women were working. Never losing faith, we worked to redeem the promise of America, that all men and women are created equal. For our daughters and granddaughters, today, we have broken the marble ceiling. For our daughters and our granddaughters, the sky is the limit, anything is possible for them.".
In A Few Words. In 2016, Aung San Suu Kyi finally became the first and incumbent State Counsellor of Myanmar (a position akin to a prime minister). This came after a lifelong political struggle where she was placed under house arrest for 15 years from 1989 to 2010. During this period, she was awarded the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize for her non-violent and peaceful struggle for democracy, human rights and ethnic conciliation.
My favorite cat videos out on Youtube for training your cats. I particularly liked the video where the owner toilet-trained the cats. Even though these are not natural cat behaviors, but well these are domestic cats living among people, what's adapted is also what's natural.
These are the music prodigies of the 17th and 18th centuries - young children (at or under age 12) who displayed a talent in music deemed to make them competitive with skilled adult musicians. The earliest among them, Henry Purcell, was born 1659 and debuted at the age of 11 as a composer, whose greatness would be unsurpassed in England for 200 years, until Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton and Benjamin Britten emerged in England in the 20th century.
Born almost a century later in Salzburg, Austria, Mozart composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. He composed more than 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music.
Riddles help to stimulate the thinking abilities of your children and improve their problem-solving skills.
Have fun using this set of little riddles to test your little ones and keep their brains furiously active
Highest cancer rate. Australia has the highest cancer rate at 579.9 men (all ages considered) per 100,000, followed by New Zealand and Ireland at 526 men per 100,000 and 430.8 men per 100,000 respectively.
Most common cancers. The most common cancers in Australia (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) - prostate, breast, colorectal (bowel), melanoma and lung cancer - account for around 60% of all cancers diagnosed in Australia. For Australia and New Zealand combined4, it is estimated that 49.06 per cent of males will develop cancer during their life, with a possible mortality rate of 10.75% before the age of 75.
The Henley Passport Index is the ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access visa-free. The creator of this index, Henley & Partners, has analysed the visa regulations of countries in the world since 2006.
Scoring. The score is calculated as the number of countries that a specific passport can access becomes its visa-free
Globally. As of March 2019, the countries with the most powerful passports are Japan, Singapore and South Korea, with their holders capable of visiting 189 countries visa-free. The countries with the least powerful passports are Iraq and Afghanistan, with their holders being able to visit only 30 countries visa-free.
North America. Both Canada and United States are tied at 6th rank globally in terms of the number of countries their passports offer visa-free access to, both at 184 countries. The most limiting passport is that of Haiti, which offers visa-free access to 51 countries.