Naked News

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Naked News, billing itself as "the program with nothing to hide", is a subscription website featuring a real television newscast prepared in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The male and female anchors read the news fully nude or strip as they present their news segments. Naked News TV is its offshoot pay-per-view or subscription service. Regardless of the gender of the anchor, the male demographic is particularly high for the show.

History

Naked News was conceived in 1998 and debuted in 1999 as a web-based news service and featuring an all-female cast. The website was popularized entirely by word of mouth, and quickly became an internet meme. During the height of its popularity, the website was promoted as receiving over 6 million hits per month. This number did not refer to the number of actual subscribers of the site, which was believed to be vastly lower. Part of the large amounts of web traffic in the site's early days was because the entire newscast could be viewed for free, though subscribers got access to a higher bandwidth feed and other extras. By 2002, only one news segment could be viewed freely, and by 2004, no free content remained on the website.

A male version of the show was created in 2001 to parallel the female version. It does not however enjoy the same popularity and fame, and there are currently more female than male anchors. Although it was originally targeted towards female viewers (at one point said to be 30% of the website's audience), the male show now openly promotes itself as news from a gay perspective.

Its offshoot Naked News TV aired as a late-night television series on the Toronto television station Citytv, and (until February 2005) on British satellite channel Get Lucky TV. The show is or has been available on pay-per-view or by subscription in various markets in the U.S., Australia, Canada, the UK, Ireland, and even France (dubbed into French).

Opinions of Naked News

Naked News has earned some praise from established journalists for its coverage of international news items not often covered in mainstream news media. Victoria Sinclair, the first NN announcer and one of only two with journalism experience, has also received some praise for her newsreading ability.

Naked News has generated some controversy among the media, and even within its own staff. Critics charge that the nudity is little more than a gimmick that trivializes important news events, while proponents argue that such gimmicks exist on most television news already; nudity is just a particularly successful one. Sinclair herself has questioned the appropriateness of disrobing while reading of tragic events. She did not undress when she read the news of the death of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, nor for the September 11, 2001 program (which was not aired). The anchors have all since continued the tradition of reading tragic events fully clothed. This too has proven to be controversial as observers have complained that stories that warranted "fully-clothed" coverage were, in fact, Western or "Eurocentric" tragedies, while disasters happening elsewhere in the world were deemed "less important." In actuality, the producers of Naked News have instituted a basic rule in this area: No disrobing during any news coverage of a major tragedy anywhere in the world. It was said that events like the 2005 Indian Ocean Earthquake were reported in the nude, while news of the London bombings as well as all follow-up reports and interviews done in the following days, were done fully clothed both in studio and in London.

Cast

Most of the show's announcers have been recruited through classified ads in alternative newspapers in Toronto. As such, most of the show's crew comes from the Toronto area. The show features occasional on-the-street interviews by topless newscasters, which are made possible by Ontario's Topfree equality laws. Since the show's inception in 1999, there has been much turnover among the newscasters, and many guest anchors. The female announcers have been featured in almost every media including television (CBS Sunday Morning, The Today Show, The View, Sally Jesse Raphaël, and numerous appearances on Entertainment Tonight and ET Insider) newspapers and magazines, (TV Guide, Playboy) and as guests on multiple radio shows including Howard Stern.

The current female anchors are:

  • Victoria Sinclair - The first NN reporter, she originally performed solo before additional news anchors were added. Sinclair left the show in Sept. 2001, and returned in Nov. 2002
  • April Torres
  • Athena King - a.k.a. "Athena the Greek".
  • Roxanne West
  • Sandrine Renard
  • Lily Kwan
  • Michelle Pantoliano - Former radio & TV broadcaster from New York City.
  • Christine Kerr
  • Gia Gomez
  • Cameron Shore
  • Yukiko Kimura

Past female anchors are:

  • Ashley Jenning
  • Samantha Page
  • Erica Stevens
  • Diane Foster
  • Brooke Roberts
  • Holly Weston - She continued on the show throughout her pregnancy.
  • Carmen Russo - At age 42, she is the oldest cast member. She is unrelated to the Italian model of the same name.
  • Devon Calwell - At age 19, she is the youngest cast member.
  • Erin Sherwood
  • Allyson Jones
  • Gretchen Frazier
  • Kaye Grant
  • Kelli Graham
  • Sarah Winters

The current male anchors are:

  • Lucas Tyler - The first male anchor of the show, now also producer and director, said to bear a strong resemblance to NBC newsman Matt Lauer.
  • Raoul Santos
  • Jeremy Chase
  • Jack Lange
  • Malcolm Matisse

Past male anchors are:

  • Derek Shaw
  • Cole McQuade
  • Joshua Holt - Recently announced he was gay in the pages of The Advocate magazine.
  • Brendan Tanner
  • Brock Stern
  • Warren Michaels
  • Robert Milan

Imitators

The initial success of the show's concept spawned several imitators, mostly on the websites, but also including "The Daily Flash", a news program on Playboy TV.

Among the imitators on the internet:

  • www.strip-news.de, a now-defunct German language webcast with both male and female announcers.
  • Comedie - This program on a French cable TV network ran a series promos featuring males and females casually undressing as they read jokes.
  • Radio Tango - Oslo, Norway radio station once featured stripping female weather readers on their website.



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. Long-term climate alteration due to enhancement of the greenhouse effect by human industrial carbon dioxide emissions is an increasing concern, the focus of intense study and debate. Regardless of the gender of the anchor, the male demographic is particularly high for the show. Large areas are subject to man-made pollution of the air and water, acid rain and toxic substances, loss of vegetation (overgrazing, deforestation, desertification), loss of wildlife, species extinction, soil degradation, soil depletion, erosion, and introduction of invasive species. Naked News TV is its offshoot pay-per-view or subscription service. Many places are subject to earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, tornadoes, sinkholes, floods, droughts, and other calamities and disasters. The male and female anchors read the news fully nude or strip as they present their news segments. Large areas are subject to extreme weather such as (tropical cyclones), hurricanes, or typhoons that dominate life in those areas.

Naked News, billing itself as "the program with nothing to hide", is a subscription website featuring a real television newscast prepared in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Irrigated land: 2,481,250 km2 (1993 est.). Radio Tango - Oslo, Norway radio station once featured stripping female weather readers on their website. The exploitation of non-renewable resources by human civilization has become a subject of significant controversy in modern environmentalism movements. Comedie - This program on a French cable TV network ran a series promos featuring males and females casually undressing as they read jokes. Some of these resources, such as mineral fuels, are difficult to replenish on a short time scale, called non-renewable resources. www.strip-news.de, a now-defunct German language webcast with both male and female announcers. Elevation extremes: (measured relative to sea level).

Robert Milan. Ocean currents, particularly the spectacular thermohaline circulation which distributes heat energy from the equatorial oceans to the polar regions, are important determinators of climate. Warren Michaels. Precipitation patterns vary widely, ranging from several metres of water per year to less than a millimetre. Brock Stern. Two large areas of polar climates separated by two rather narrow temperate zones from a wide equatorial band of tropical to subtropical climates. Brendan Tanner. Terrestrial biomes lying within the Arctic and Antarctic Circles are relatively barren of plant and animal life, while most of the more populous biomes lie near the Equator.

Joshua Holt - Recently announced he was gay in the pages of The Advocate magazine. On land, biomes are separated primarily by latitude. Cole McQuade. The biosphere is divided into a number of biomes, inhabited by broadly similar flora and fauna. Derek Shaw. This biosphere is generally believed to have begun evolving about 3.5 billion (3.5×109) years ago. Malcolm Matisse. The planet's lifeforms are sometimes said to form a "biosphere".

Jack Lange. Earth is the only place in the universe where life is absolutely known to exist, and some scientists believe that biospheres might be rare. Jeremy Chase. Maritime claims: see United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Raoul Santos. Coastline: 356,000 km. Lucas Tyler - The first male anchor of the show, now also producer and director, said to bear a strong resemblance to NBC newsman Matt Lauer. Land boundaries: the land boundaries in the world total 251,480 km (not counting shared boundaries twice).

Sarah Winters. Area:. Kelli Graham. Continents, Oceans. Kaye Grant. Biggest geographic subdivision. Gretchen Frazier. Time Zones, Coordinates.

Allyson Jones. Map references:. Erin Sherwood. Earth also has at least one co-orbital asteroid, 3753 Cruithne. Devon Calwell - At age 19, she is the youngest cast member. This hypothesis explains (among other things) the Moon's relative lack of iron and volatile elements, and the fact that its composition is nearly identical to that of the Earth's crust. She is unrelated to the Italian model of the same name. The most widely accepted theory of the Moon's origin, the giant impact theory, states that it was formed from the collision of a Mars-size protoplanet with the early Earth.

Carmen Russo - At age 42, she is the oldest cast member. This allows total eclipses and annular eclipses to occur on Earth. Holly Weston - She continued on the show throughout her pregnancy. The Moon is just far enough away to have, when seen from Earth, very nearly the same apparent angular size as the Sun (the Sun is 400 times larger, but the Moon is 400 times closer). Brooke Roberts. This remains a controversial subject, however, and further studies of Mars—which shares Earth's rotation period and axial tilt, but not its large moon or liquid core—may provide additional insight. Diane Foster. Planetary scientists who have studied the effect claim that this might kill all large animal and higher plant life.

Erica Stevens. One pole would be pointed directly toward the Sun during summer and directly away during winter. Samantha Page. If Earth's axis of rotation were to approach the plane of the ecliptic, extremely severe weather could result, as this would make seasonal differences extreme. Ashley Jenning. Some theorists believe that, without this stabilization against the torques applied by the Sun and planets to the Earth's equatorial bulge, the rotational axis might be chaotically unstable, as it appears to be with Mars. Yukiko Kimura. Paleontological evidence and computer simulations show that Earth's axial tilt is stabilised by tidal interactions with the Moon.

Cameron Shore. The Moon may dramatically affect the development of life by taming the weather. Gia Gomez. As the Moon orbits Earth, different parts of its face are illuminated by the Sun, leading to the lunar phases: The dark part of the face is separated from the light part by the solar terminator. Christine Kerr. As a result, it always presents the same face to the planet. Michelle Pantoliano - Former radio & TV broadcaster from New York City. The same effect on the Moon has led to its tidal locking: Its rotation period is the same as the time it takes to orbit the Earth.

Lily Kwan. The gravitational attraction between the Earth and Moon cause the tides on Earth. Sandrine Renard. The natural satellites orbiting other planets are called "moons", after Earth's Moon. Roxanne West. With the exception of Pluto's Charon, it is the largest moon in the Solar system relative to the size of its planet. "Athena the Greek". The Moon, sometimes called 'Luna', is a relatively large terrestrial planet-like satellite, whose diameter is about one-quarter of the Earth's.

Athena King - a.k.a.
. April Torres. The Earth is sometimes referred to as the Third Planet from the Sun because, of the nine planets of our solar system, Earth is the third closest planet to the sun. 2002. For other eras, see precession and Milankovitch cycles. 2001, and returned in Nov. In modern times, Earth's perihelion is always about January 3, and aphelion is about July 4 (near the winter and summer solstices, which are on about December 21 and June 21, respectively).

Sinclair left the show in Sept. Also, the rotational velocity varies, a phenomenon known as length of day variation. Victoria Sinclair - The first NN reporter, she originally performed solo before additional news anchors were added. The polar motion is quasi-periodic, containing an annual component and a component with a 14-month period called the Chandler wobble. In a reference frame attached to the solid body of the Earth, its rotation is also slightly irregular due to polar motion. These motions are caused by the differential attraction of Sun and Moon on the Earth's equatorial bulge, due to its oblateness.

In an inertial reference frame, the Earth's axis undergoes a slow precessional motion with a period of some 25,800 years, as well as a nutation with a main period of 18.6 years. The Hill sphere (sphere of influence) of the Earth is about 1.5 Gm (930 thousand miles) in radius, within which one natural satellite (the Moon) comfortably orbits. The orbital and axial planes are not precisely aligned: Earth's axis is tilted some 23.5 degrees against the Earth-Sun plane (which causes the seasons); and the Earth-Moon plane is tilted about 5 degrees against the Earth-Sun plane (otherwise there would be an eclipse every month). Viewed from Earth's north pole, the motion of Earth, its moon and their axial rotations are all counterclockwise.

When combined with the Earth-Moon system's common revolution around the Sun, the period of the synodic month, from new moon to new moon, is 29.53 days. Earth has one natural satellite, the Moon, which revolves with the Earth around a common barycenter, from fixed star to fixed star, every 27.32 days. The orbital speed of the Earth averages about 30 km/s (108,000 km/h), which is enough to cover one Earth diameter (~12,700 km) in 7 minutes, and one distance to the Moon (384,000 km) in 4 hours. From Earth, this gives an apparent movement of the Sun with respect to the stars at a rate of about 1 °/day, i.e., a Sun or Moon diameter every 12 hours, eastward.

Earth orbits the Sun every 365.2564 mean solar days (1 sidereal year). From Earth the main apparent motion of celestial bodies in the sky (except meteors which are within the atmosphere and low-orbiting satellites) is the movement to the west at a rate of 15 °/h = 15'/min, i.e., a Sun or Moon diameter every two minutes. It takes the Earth 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.091 seconds (1 sidereal day) to rotate around the axis connecting the north pole and the south pole.
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The geologic component layers of the Earth are located at the following depths below surface:.
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The biosphere is a tiny layer in this composition and is usually not considered part of the physical layers of the Earth. Its components are the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the crust, the mantle, and its core. The Earth consists of several atmospheric, hydrologic, and mainly geologic layers. .

Although a link to such Indo-European languages has not been proved, several Semitic languages have similar-sounding words for Earth: aard in Arabic, irtsitu in Akkadian, araa in Aramaic, erets in Phoenician (which appears in the Mesha Stele), and ארץ (arets, or erets when followed by a noun modifier) in Hebrew. tierra in Spanish). Taking into account metathesis, we can find cognates of the word Earth in the Latin terra and in the modern Romance languages (i.e. It is derived from Old English eorðe.

The root also has cognates in extinct languages such as ertha in Old Saxon and ert (meaning 'ground') in Middle Irish. Examples in modern tongues include aarde in Dutch, Erde in German and arde in Arabic. The English word Earth has cognates in many modern as well as defunct - including ancient - languages. Besides words derived from Terra, such as terrestrial, terms that refer to the Earth include tellur- (telluric, tellurion, from the goddess Terra's alternate name, Tellūs) and geo- (geography, geocentric, geothermal; from the Greek goddess Gaia).

Its astronomical symbol consists of a circled cross, representing a meridian and the equator; a variant puts the cross atop the circle (Unicode: ⊕ or ). Earth is sometimes known as Terra in some languages, after the Roman goddess Terra. Scientific evidence indicates that the planet formed around 4.57 billion (4.57×109) years ago, and shortly thereafter (4.533 billion years ago) acquired its single natural satellite, the Moon. It is the largest of the solar system's terrestrial planets, and the only planetary body that modern science confirms as harboring life.

Earth is the third planet from the Sun. Other: 30% (1993 est.). Urban areas: 1.5%. Forests and woodland: 32%.

Permanent pastures: 26%. Permanent crops: 1%. Arable land: 10%. The land-based ecosystem depends upon topsoil and fresh water, and the oceanic ecosystem depends upon dissolved nutrients washed down from the land.

Earth's biosphere produces many useful biological products, including (but far from limited to) food, wood, pharmaceuticals, oxygen, and the recycling of many organic wastes. These ore bodies form concentrated sources for many metals and other useful elements. Mineral ore bodies have been formed in Earth's crust by the action of erosion and plate tectonics. These deposits are used by humans both for energy production and as feedstock for chemical production.

Earth's crust contains large deposits of fossil fuels: (coal, petroleum, natural gas, methane clathrate). Highest point: Mount Everest 8,844 m (2005 est.). Lowest point overall: Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean −10,924 m [1]. Lowest point on land: Dead Sea −417 m.

42 nations and other areas are completely landlocked (see list of landlocked countries). Note: boundary situations with neighboring states prevent many countries from extending their fishing or economic zones to a full 200 nautical miles (370.4 km). Territorial sea: 12 nautical miles (22.2 km) claimed by most, but can vary. Exclusive economic zone: 200 nautical miles (370.4 km) claimed by most, but can vary.

Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nautical miles (370.4 km) claimed by most, but can vary. Continental shelf: 200 m depth claimed by most or to depth of exploitation; others claim 200 nautical miles (370.4 km) or to the edge of the continental margin. Contiguous zone: 24 nautical miles (44.4 km) claimed by most, but can vary. Note: 70.8 % of the world's surface is covered by water, 29.2 % is exposed land.

Water: 361.132 million km2. land: 148.94 million km2. Total: 510.073 million km2. 5100 to 6378 km - Inner Core.

2890 to 5100 km - Outer Core. 100 to 700 km - Asthenosphere. 35 to 2890 km - Mantle

    . 35 to 60 km - Uppermost part of mantle.

    0 to 35 km - Crust (locally varies between 5 and 70 km). 0 to 60 km - Lithosphere (locally varies between 5 and 200 km)

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