Chemical Tanker Spills Bunker in Canadian Port

first_imgLocal media informed that the Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada are investigating the cause of the incident.AIS data provided by Marine Traffic shows that the 2008-built tanker, operated by Canada’s North Atlantic Refining, departed Port Aux Basques in the evening hours of March 5.World Maritime News Staff zoomImage Courtesy: Pixabay The 3,569 dwt chemical tanker North Atlantic Kairos has experienced a bunker spill in the Port Aux Basques harbour, Canada.According to the Canadian ferry services operator Marine Atlantic, the spill was noticed in the afternoon hours of March 3.The company said that it had been working with relevant authorities regarding observation and response activities, adding that a boom was places around the tanker, which was docked in port, in order to contain the spill.NOTICE: On Sunday, the North Atlantic Kairos, an oil supply tanker, experienced an oil spill in Port aux Basques Harbour. Marine Atlantic has been working with North Atlantic officials to contain the spill and a boom has been deployed. #nltraffic— Marine Atlantic (@MAferries) March 4, 2019last_img read more

PostBoushie racism causing grief anger and job loss

first_imgKathleen MartensAPTN NewsA Saskatchewan restaurant worker has been fired for posting hateful comments about Colten Boushie online.“Boston Pizza Meadow Lake does not condone nor share the viewpoints of this former employee in any way,” the company said on Facebook Saturday.“We are offended by this hatred, and value our employees and community.”A second national company has also distanced itself from racism being spewed online.“We are shocked by the comment posted by someone posing as an employee of Lilydale,” said Daniele Dufour of Sofina Foods Inc.“We quickly reached out to Facebook to investigate this and have received confirmation from Facebook that the account created to post the comment was fake and has been since closed by Facebook.”The comment threatening violence was sent to friends and family members of Boushie, a 22-year-old Cree youth that was fatally shot on the Gerald Stanley farm near Biggar, Sask., in Aug. 2016.Stanley, who is not Indigenous, was charged with second-degree murder and found not guilty in a jury trial that concluded last Friday.The acquittal seemed to inflame racist tensions in the Prairie province and across Canada.“Naming racism for what it is in this country is essential to any potential there is in moving forward collectively,” said Ryan McMahon, an Indigenous comedian and broadcaster who noticed a spike in offensive and threatening comments throughout the weekend.“If you’re too afraid to name racism as a fundamental piece to Canadian history then there is no way in hell you are ready to have a conversation about reconciliation or the potential of creating a better future for this country.”McMahon and other members of the group known unofficially as ‘Native Twitter’ were calling on non-Indigenous allies throughout the weekend to help diffuse the hate.“As a white settler my hope is that other white people can use the list to identify people who are backing (Stanley),” said Bryan DePuy, who has posted a list on Twitter of donors to Stanley’s GoFundMe page.“They deserve to be called out so other people in their lives can clearly recognize their racism. I hope that white people who know some of the individual donors will confront them and challenge their views.”The list has helped people like Kerri Wiebe and Miranda Dyck identify donors and contact their employers to “publicly call out their racism and boycott their businesses.”“People are tired of nameless and faceless trolls,” said Wiebe of the ‘name and shame’ campaign.“People have to be held accountable for what they say and who they say it to.”Dyck said it was “beyond belief” to see a campaign “financially reward” Stanley.“I wanted to know who these people are and how they could do this,” she said.Dupuy said their action has struck a nerve.“Donors are angry to be called out,” he said.Indigenous rights activist Gerald McIvor was busy throughout the weekend and Monday urging victims to save screen shots of unwanted posts.“We will organize and give all that evidence to a lawyer or team of lawyers and a national human rights complaint filed against everyone who posted their racism and hatred,” he told APTN News.“Let us use their colonial rights and freedom protections against them. Do not stoop to their level of violence. Do not respond to threats with more threats. Just tolerate it but save the evidence. We can and will win this if we unite and strategize.”The RCMP in Saskatchewan wouldn’t comment on the likelihood of that, but McIvor said he noticed an “explosion of racist and hate-filled commentary” since the jury delivered its controversial verdict.Cree lawyer Janice Makokis was part of a team that presented a comprehensive report about racism against Indigenous peoples in the media here in Canada to the United Nations.She kept an eye on the trial and was “not surprised” by the racist reaction.“As someone who has been involved in organizing through the Idle No More network…you get to know the institutional structures and how they operate to promote and maintain this image of Indigenous people,” she said in a telephone interview Monday.That negative, often stereotypical, image is usually challenged online but Makokis says it’s new to see economic consequences.“It makes me feel better as somebody who’s experienced online hate and death threats myself…that employers are looking at hateful comments or messaging,” she said.She said it can be tough to shut down racism online because popular social media sites are usually headquartered outside Canada making them exempt from hate and privacy laws.Complaints have been filed with GoFundMe, an American site raising money for Stanley’s family started by a Saskatchewan group called “Farmers With Firearms.But spokesperson Rachel Hollis told APTN the campaign “does not violate” the company’s terms of service and will remain up.There is also a GoFundMe site raising money for the Boushie family.last_img read more

Thesis defences — posted July 27

PhD in Psychology — Colin PerrierColin Perrier, PhD student in Psychology, will present his thesis defence on Friday, July 30 at 10 a.m. in WH 147.  The title of his thesis is “Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Might be Destroying your Intimacy:  A Test of Mediational Models in a Community Sample of Couples.”  Examining committee members are  Marilyn Rose, chair; Dan Perlman, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, external examiner; Stan Sadava, supervisor; Lynn Rempel, internal examiner; Nancy DeCourville and  Tony Bogaert, committee members.  All are welcome to attend.PhD in Psychology – Dana RekerDana Reker, PhD student in Psychology, will present her thesis defence on Thursday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. in Plaza 600F. The title of her thesis is “Relation of Temperament and Authoritative Parenting on Subtypes of Adolescent Aggressive Behaviour.”  Examining committee members are Marilyn Rose, chair; Louis Schmidt, McMaster University, external examiner; Drew Dane, supervisor; Ayda Tekok-Kilic, internal examiner; Michael Ashton and Linda Rose-Krasnor, committee members.  All are welcome to attend.Master of Arts in Community Health — Meagan BarkansMeagan Barkans (MA Community Health) will defend her thesis on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. in WC204B. The title of her thesis is “Contraband Tobacco on Post-Secondary Campuses in Ontario.” Supervisor: Kelli-an Lawrance; ?advisory committee: John Hay and Daniel Malleck; external examiner: Russell Callaghan, University of Toronto; ?chair: Brian Jeynes. All are welcome to attend.Master of Science in Kinesiology — Daniel HarrissDaniel Harriss (MSc Kinesiology) will defend his thesis on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “The Effect of an Eight Session Skate Treadmill and Agility Training Program on the Degree of Separation in Ice Hockey Players.” Supervisor: Kelly Lockwood; advisory committee: Jae Patterson and Philip Wilson; external examiner: Michael Kennedy, University of Alberta; chair: Gail Frost. All are welcome to attend.Master of Arts in Health and Physical Education — J. Paige GregsonJ. Paige Gregson (MA Health and Physical Education) will defend her thesis on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. in WC204B. Title: “Examining the influence of the coach athletic relationship on motivation and performance in female rugby players.” Supervisor: Philip Wilson; advisory committee: Diane Mack, Philip Sullivan and Michael J. Plyley; external examiner: Craig Hall, University of Western Ontario; chair: David Ditor. All are welcome to attend.Master of Arts in Community Health — Amanda KirkwoodAmanda Kirkwood (MA Community Health) will defend her thesis on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “Patterns and Correlates of Tobacco Use among Young Adults at College and University.” Supervisor: Kelli-an Lawrance; advisory committee: Terrance Wade and Teena Willoughby; external examiner: Lynn T. Kozlowski, University of Buffalo; chair: Martin Tammemagi. All are welcome to attend.Master of Arts in Community Health — Katrina MooreKatrina Moore (MA Community Health) will defend her thesis on Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “Father involvement in the breastfeeding process: Determining contribution aspects.” Supervisor: Lynn Rempel; advisory committee: Dawn Prentice and Daniel Zinger; external examiner: Elaine Scharfe, Trent University; chair: Heather Lee Kilty. All are welcome to attend.Master of Science in Health Sciences — Samantha HajnaSamantha Hajna (MSc Health Sciences) will defend her thesis on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “Role of Family Eating Practices on Daily Nutrient Intake, Dietary Patterns and Measures of Body Composition in Peri-Adolescents.” Supervisor: Paul LeBlanc; advisory committee: Brent Faught and Jian Liu; external examiner: Anwar Merchant, University of South Carolina; chair: Deborah O’Leary. All are welcome to attend.Master of Science in Health Sciences — Nicole CoverdaleNicole Coverdale (MSc Health Sciences) will defend her thesis on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “Baroreflex Sensitivity and Development Coordination Disorder.” Supervisor: Deborah O’Leary; advisory committee: Brent Faught and Panagiota Klentrou; external examiner: Maureen MacDonald, McMaster University; chair: Paul LeBlanc. All are welcome to attend.Master of Science in Health Sciences — Cedomir (Chad) TosevskiCedomir (Chad) Tosevski (MSc Health Sciences) will defend his thesis on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. in WH147. Title: “The Relationship between Body Mass Index and Breast Cancer Recurrence/Progression and Breast Cancer-Specific Death.” Supervisor: Martin Tammemagi; advisory committee: Jian Liu and Brent Faught; external examiner: Margie Parthimos, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; chair: Ana Sanchez. All are welcome to attend.Master of Education — Danny DamianoffDanny Damianoff, Master of Education student, will present his thesis defence on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in WH 147 (Welch Hall). The title of the thesis is “Self-Directed Learning, Lifelong Learning, and Transformative Learning in the Society for Creative Anachronism.” External examiner: John Dirkx, Michigan State University; supervisor: Ann Marie Guilmette; committee members: Jonathan Neufeld and Edward Sykes; chair of the examining committee: Mary-Louise Vanderlee. All are welcome to attend.Master of Arts in Leisure Studies — Andrew DepnerAndrew Depner (MA Leisure Studies) will defend his thesis on Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. in WH147. Title: “A Comparison of Self-Determined Motivational Experiences between Participants and Non-Participants Following the Physical Activity Component of the CATCH Kid Club.” Supervisor: Scott Forrester; advisory committee: Erin Sharpe and James Mandigo; external examiner: Michael Kanters, North Carolina State University; chair: Trent Newmeyer. All are welcome to attend.Master of Science in Health Sciences — Daniele ChiricoDaniele Chirico (MSc Health Sciences) will defend his thesis on Monday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. in WC204B. Title: “Left Ventricular Structure and Function in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder.” Supervisor: Deborah O’Leary; advisory committee: Panagiota Klentrou and John Cairney; external examiner: Brian Timmins, McMaster University; chair: Brian Jeynes. All are welcome to attend.Master of Arts in Physical Health and Education — Melanie HedleyMelanie Hedley (MA Physical Health and Education) will defend her thesis on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 9 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “Lived Experiences of Children with Disabilities.” Supervisor: Maureen Connolly; advisory committee: Nancy Francis and Jae Patterson; external examiner: Jason Candy, Niagara College; chair: Gail Frost. All are welcome to attend. read more

UN establishes working group on Internet governance

The Working Group on Internet Governance announced by Secretary-General Kofi Annan will prepare the ground for action on related matters by the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to be held in November 2005 in Tunis. At the WSIS’s first phase held last December in Geneva, countries asked for the establishment of a Working Group to develop a working definition of Internet governance and to identify the relevant public policy issues. The panel is also responsible for fostering a common understanding of the roles and responsibilities of governments, international organizations and other forums, as well as the private sector and civil society from both developing and developed countries. The Working Group will be chaired by Nitin Desai, Mr. Annan’s Special Adviser for the World Summit and includes 40 members from governments, the private sector and civil society representing all regions. “We come into this process as facilitators, and will strive to establish a dialogue of good faith among all participants,” said Mr. Desai. The panel’s first meeting is scheduled from 23 to 25 November in Geneva. Its report is expected to be submitted to the Secretary-General in July 2005 and will be made available to the Tunis phase of the WSIS. read more

On day two of UN General Assemblys annual debate its multilateralism all

UN Photo/Cia PakCroatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović addresses the General Assembly. Multilateralism is indispensable – Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic President Andrej Kiska of the Slovak Republic addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak“One can say that there is a negative multilateralism, which boils down to the concert of powers, a division into spheres of influence and the conviction that the fate of others can be decided without their participation,” he said. “Europe and Poland were often victims of this kind of multilateralism, starting from the 18th century, throughout the 19th century, to the times of the Cold War.”He called for the positive multilateralism of equal States and free nations, not that of usurpation and hierarchy, and advocated giving weaker countries additional opportunities, including additional voting power, or additional territorial representation in decision-making bodies.Calling for strengthened multilateralism, Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa denounced current trends towards unilateralism.“We do not understand, rather we deplore, unilateral tropism and disinvestment in international organizations,” he stressed. “They represent a political shortsightedness, which runs the risk of repeating the mistakes of almost a century ago.”On the specific issues where multilateralism is essential King Tupou VI of Tonga welcomed the convening on the margins of the general debate of the third High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases, noting that combatting the scourge is grossly underfunded.Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta cited the current global trading situation as evidence that multilateralism is under severe strain. “Rarely has the system of trade and security that was established following the Second World War, under the aegis of the United Nations, been under greater strain. The populism and extremism unleashed at the national level has brought forward powerful constituencies that want a dismantling of the global order,” he warned. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana addresses the 73rd session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia PakGhanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo underscored the importance of multilateralism in trade. “Today, as we speak, a trade war is being stoked between the two largest economies of the world (US and China),” he said. “The consequences will affect those who have had no say, including small countries like Ghana. These events provide proof, if some were needed, that ours is an interdependent world.”Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic added her voice to the chorus. “Multilateralism is under ever-increasing strain. This is of particular concern since the most important issues for the mankind cannot be resolved by any State singlehandedly, or in isolation. Multilateralism is indispensable,” she said, while acknowledging the need for changes in the system and warning against complacency.For Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid “nothing is more important than truly effective multilateralism” in terms of efficiency. Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez called for the promotion of multilateralism “in all its facets (political, economic, cultural etc.) as the best way to confront the global challenges that humanity faces.”Meanwhile, Slovakian President Andrej Kiska acknowledged that multilateralism is not always an easy way “but it is the only sustainable one,” while President Klaus Iohannis of Romania stressed the need to reach out to younger people, civil society, journalists and business people. “We need them all for the cause of multilateralism and global leadership,” he said.Not every speaker endorsed unalloyed multilateralism, with Polish President Andrzej Duda warning that not everyone who claims to be a proponent of multilateralism thinks of it in terms of the equality of States. President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia PakAnd Palau President Tommy Remengesau spotlighted climate change in calling the General Assembly “this most important of forums of multilateralism,” citing the record-breaking cyclones that have hit the Asia-Pacific region this year. “Building the resilience of vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change must be an urgent global priority,” he stressed.Finally, while asserting their commitment to multilateralism, many leaders, especially from Africa, called for democratizing the UN by enlarging the 15-member Security Council, the only UN body whose decisions are legally binding, to include increased representation for African and other developing countries. Across the political spectrum, from economies large and small, representing all continents, Heads of State and Government crossed the lines of political and ideological division to join in their advocacy of a multilateral world order.“In a global context that is increasingly fragmented, multipolar, and in constant evolution, we are convinced, in fact, that the international community needs more effective multilateralism and a United Nations that is strengthened in its role as a pillar of an international system based on peace, justice and equity,” said Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on the second day of the Assembly’ annual general debate.International community needs more effective multilateralism and a United Nations that is strengthened in its role as a pillar of an international system – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe ConteFrom the opposite pole, President Miguel Díaz-Canel of Cuba declared: “The exercise of multilateralism and full respect for the principles and rules of International Law to advance towards a multipolar, democratic and equitable world, are required in order to ensure peaceful coexistence, preserve international peace and security and find lasting solutions for systemic problems.”In many respects the leaders’ speeches were like ‘state of the nation’ reports in which they laid out a balance sheet of challenges faced and achievement attained by their individual countries, but many soon returned to the theme of the essential need for multilateralism.“The world has slowly drifted ever more worryingly towards unilateral action,” Namibian President Hage Geingob said, stressing that this goes against the fundamental tenets of democracy upon which the UN is built and which are necessary for sustained inclusive development. “It is for this reason that multilateralism must be embraced with greater urgency.” read more

Revised Education Act to regulate private schoolsGovt

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEducation COI report to be completed this monthMarch 7, 2017In “Local News”Education Ministry moving to streamline private schools’ operationsSeptember 9, 2016In “latest news”Cabinet extends deadline for education COI reportApril 21, 2017In “latest news” The regularisation of all private education institutions will be provided for under the new Education Act. Currently, only 20 per cent are recognised and registered with the Ministry of Education.This is according to the Technical Advisor to the Minster of Education, Vincent Alexander, who said that the Education Act does not have sufficient guidelines regarding private intuitions hence, the revision of the Act will provide for such.Technical Advisor to the Minister of Education, Vincent Alexander“The Education Act as it is does not have sufficient teeth, so to speak, in regards to regulating private schools. It is envisaged that the new Act, will be strengthened in terms of what the ministry can do to regularise private schools,” Alexander explained during an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA).Notwithstanding the kind of anticipatory approach, Alexander noted that the ministry has designated an education officer who is responsible for private schools.Even as the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) announced that only 57 per cent of the private schools are registered with the entity, the ministry is in the process of trying to get all of the private schools on the register. “… this will only be perfected when we finalise the legislation which will then provide for the ministry to regulate the private schools in a manner which it is not provided for (in the current Education Act),” Alexander  added.There is a draft Bill and the intention is that after the Commission of Enquiry (COI) into Guyana’s education system report is completed, the ministry will then be acting on two major documents; the sector’s strategic plan, for which a review will be done, and the finalisation of the draft Education Bill, Alexander stated. After the Bill is reviewed it will be taken to the Attorney General Chambers, then to Parliament for consideration.“It’s a work in progress in terms of upgrading the Education Act. It is far gone, it’s just for us to do a slight adjustment to that Bill in terms of what the COI comes up with,” Alexander said.The 14 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on private tuition has resulted in public outcry from persons including the head of private learning schools.Since it implementation, the Opposition has called on two occasions for the government to reverse the imposition of 14 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on private school fees.The Parliamentary Opposition threw its support behind educators such as Dr Brian O’Toole whose private institution, School of the Nations, has been fervently articulating against the imposition of the 14 percent VAT, while citing the deleterious consequences that would obtain should this imposition stay in effect.During a press conference last week, Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan explained that private schools have not been fulfilling their tax and National Insurance Scheme (NIS) obligations. Ten (10) percent of private schools are registered as Non -Governmental Organisations (NGOs) or Not for Profit while 14 are registered as profit making organisations, however only 57 percent are registered with the GRA.Minister Jordan said that most of the private schools are not compliant and that the call to remove the VAT on tuition fees would result in a loss of around $350 million and could result in an upturn of the Government’s Economic Programme and attendant consequences, or a continuation of adjustments as seen fit to benefit all citizens.In a release today O’Toole in support of a letter penned by the Chairman of the 6th Form Student Council at Nations outlined that ” Ministers have been quoted in the media as saying, that only 8/57 private schools are tax complaint. Many of us fail to understand the relevance of that argument in this emotive debate.  Recently, it has been said a number of times that the great majority of private schools are not paying their fair share of tax or have found some form of tax loophole. If this is accurate, where is the justice in this, and why cannot this injustice be easily remedied by the authorities?”“Only a little while ago we were promised “a new beginning” in the country. There are now 1,400 comments on the electronic version of our petition that question whether those promises have been honoured.  What should we say to the thousands of persons we have encountered over the past few weeks who are now disillusioned, dispirited and thoroughly discouraged by the apparent insensitivity of ignoring the views of thousands and thousands of persons who are against the 14% VAT on private education?” the Nations head questioned.The first protest was held in front of the GRA buildingMeanwhile, the protest organized by businessman Roshan Khan against the 14 per cent VAT increases is confirmed to continue tomorrow, but this time in front of the Finance Ministry at 12:00hrs. read more

Vehicle reportedly belonging to taxi service used in armed robbery of

Police are investigating an alleged robbery under arms committed on a 21-year-old student resulting in the loss of cash, jewellery and other valuables within the vicinity of Crown and New Garden Street, Georgetown on Tuesday night.The victim has been identified as Dominque Garraway of Kitty, Georgetown.INews understands that the young man and his friends visited Churches Chicken on Camp and Middle Street, Georgetown on the night in question at around 20:00hrs.Reports indicate that the group were there for approximately an hour after which they left walking east along Middle Street, Georgetown.A burgundy Toyota Allion motor car bearing a “Green Ice Taxi” logo was observed parked in front of Churches Chicken with two men sitting inside.It was reported to police that just as the group left the fast food entity on foot and were in the vicinity of Crown Street and New Garden, the said motorcar approached them from a northern direction along New Garden Street and stopped in front of Garraway.The passenger of the vehicle reportedly came walking from the south eastern side of Crown Street, approached the victim and proceeded to rob him of two gold bands valued at $30,000 each, one shades valued at $25,000 and $25,000 in cash.The victim’s friends reportedly ran away.The suspect then hopped into the waiting taxi and fled the scene west of Crown Street, Georgetown.The vehicle’s number plates were not identified. (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTwo attacked, carjacked in separate armed robberiesDecember 16, 2017In “Crime”Prosecution closes case in preliminary trial of taxi driver accused of murdering young teacherOctober 8, 2018In “Court”6 busted with guns, ammo in Grove likely to be charged soonApril 13, 2018In “Crime” read more

Google Drive vs SkyDrive vs Dropbox

first_imgYesterday, Microsoft unleashed a desktop sync app for SkyDrive. Today, Google followed by finally launching Google Drive — after a series of early appearances hinted that it was going to be arriving very, very soon. So now that the dust has settled, how do the two new services stack up with the current king of cloud storage and sync, Dropbox? Let’s take a look.Free StorageIn terms of disk space in the cloud, SkyDrive offers you the most bang for your non-buck. While there are other ways to bump up your Dropbox storage without paying, all new SkyDrive users get the full 7GB from the get-go. Better still, if you’re an existing SkyDrive user and you install the new app you’ll get a whopping 25GB at no charge.Additional StorageWorried those base storage amounts won’t cut the mustard? Not to fear. All three services offer paid upgrades. Once again, SkyDrive offers the best deal — with an additional 100GB of space coming in at $10 less than it would run you on Google Drive. Dropbox might need to re-examine their pricing at this point, since they’re by far the most expensive platform now.It’s worth noting that upgrading to any paid account with Google Drive will automatically bump your Gmail storage to 25GB.Selective SyncMicrosoft said they wanted to keep the SkyDrive app as straightforward and easy to use as possible. Unfortunately, that means there’s no option to choose which folders you want to synchronize — everything in your SkyDrive folder is fair game. Both Dropbox and Google Drive give you control over which files you want to sync on your connected systems.Platform SupportBoth Microsoft and Google released apps for their own mobile platforms while simultaneously snubbing each other’s. All three services offer iOS, Windows, and Mac apps, but Dropbox is the one to use if you run a Linux system or own a BlackBerry smartphone. EcosystemIf you work with Microsoft Office files on a regular basis and need 100% compatibility, SkyDrive might be the best choice due to its tight connection with the Office Web Apps. For Google Docs or OpenOffice users, however, either Google Drive or SkyDrive will fit the bill. Dropbox, of course, is just a storage, sharing, and sync platform — but you can still work with your files in the cloud thanks to support from web apps like Zoho.3rd party app integration is one area where Dropbox really shines. It’s been much more widely adopted by developers than SkyDrive. Even though it should be a simple task for devs to tweak apps that support Google Docs storage to support Google Drive, Dropbox will probably maintain their lead in this area at least for a little while. We’ll see what happens in the coming months.Summing UpSo, which service is the one to choose? There’s no one-size fits all solution when it comes to cloud storage and sync apps, but fortunately there are plenty of good options out there. With Microsoft and Google entering the fray, there’s one thing that you can bank on: your app of choice is only going to get better (and probably cheaper) thanks to all the extra competition.last_img read more

Nissans Recycled Leaf Battery Solar Kits On Sale For 10k

first_img After eight years and more than 300,000 sold, the Nissan Leaf remains one of the most popular electric cars around. Now it’s helping to spark an energy revolution in the U.K.Like Tesla, Nissan’s electric ambitions extend beyond vehicles. Nissan wants to bring eco-friendly power to homes, too. They’re doing it by pairing solar panels with reconditioned batteries from Leaf EVs.The entry-level Nissan solution is now selling for £7,635 in the U.K. In U.S. dollars, that’s roughly $10,000. That’s for a six-panel system capable of producing 4kW, and the price includes a 6kWh xStorage battery, installation costs, and taxes. Nissan’s solar kit is substantially cheaper than a comparable one from Tesla, but most traditional panel set-ups are.AdChoices广告Nissan’s xStorage battery mounted on a garage wallHomeowners can customize their systems any way they choose. Want more power-producing potential? Add another half-dozen panels. Need more energy storage? Tack on an extra battery.And while Nissan rightfully touts the recycled Leaf battery packs offered with their solar systems you do have another option. If you’d prefer to have fresh, new batteries installed along with your solar array Nissan will be happy to oblige.Maybe you like the thought of the reconditioned batteries and just want some peace of mind to go with them. Nissan is also offering extended warranties up to 10 years to put you at ease.Nissan estimates that its basic system can save the average homeowner about 66% on their energy bills. For someone spending around £600 a year on electricity, that’s a savings of £400. If the panels really do last 40 years (as Nissan claims they can in the press release), then buyers can expect around two decades of power production after their ongoing savings have canceled out the up-front cost.Britons who move quickly might be able to pay it down more quickly. It all depends on how much power they can pump back into the grid before they stop getting paid for their excess production. Stay on target Hyundai Launches First Car With a Solar RoofFor $170,000 You Can Buy Your Very Own Solar Car center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

SPOILERS 1119 NXT TV taping results from Toronto that will air on

first_imgFacebook Google+ Videos Articles WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Sophie Turner Videos Articles Jessica Chastain The following was taped on Saturday from Toronto.11/19 NXT TV Taping Results:* Rich Swann vs. Kona Reeves went to a No Contest after SAniTY interfered. Eric Young cut a promo, leading to No Way Jose coming out and challenging Young to a match. This led to…* Eric Young vs. No Way Jose went to a No Contest after SAniTY interfered. Young laid out Jose after. * Ember Moon, Liv Morgan and Aliyah def. Peyton Royce, Billie Kay and Daria when Ember pinned Daria with the Eclipse. Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipDark Phoenix: TemptationVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:00/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:56 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list These Celeb Couples Fell In Love At First Sight Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Dark Phoenix: Temptation Pinterest SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch EXCLUSIVE: Mabel loves it when her music makes her fans `sassy` Now Playing Up Next Julio Jones Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Wide Receiver Prince Harry’s Big Heart And The Invictus Games Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network Twitter SPOILERS: 8/15 Impact TV tapings in Mexico City to air on Pursuit and Twitchlast_img

Bray Wyatt interview Cena backstage with Nikki and Breezy Bella

first_img 5 COMMENTS John Cena Happy Nikki Bella Has Moved On Watch every episode of Firefly Funhouse, Top 10 Greatest Kings of the Ring Videos Articles Comments are closed. unknown Recommended videosPowered by AnyClip’Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John CenaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list March 22, 2017 at 10:08 pm Google+ notice how all dream opponents are from the past, today WWE doesn’t bother with ring psychology and most of their wrestlers possibly don’t have a clue Videos Articles “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV March 23, 2017 at 8:32 am Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey Twitter Andrew Fisher RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Kevin Murphy Wayne Martin Nikki Bella thinks shes embarrassed John Cena over their splitcenter_img WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Kevin Murphy Wayne Martin Now Playing Up Next Bray Wyatt interviewWWE Champion Bray Wyatt was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated. He discusses topics such as his upcoming WrestleMania match with Randy Orton, disliking being labeled as a “character”, dream opponents, possibly teaming with his brother Bo Dallas and more.WrestleMania:“If I were Goldberg or Brock Lesnar, I wouldn’t want to have to go on after me and Randy,” said Wyatt. “From their standpoint, I wouldn’t want to be them and have to go on after us.”Not wishing to be labeled as a character:“That generic outlook of what a WWE champion should be is a joke to me. The casual fan walks in and expects to see a guy in short trunks with abs and a shaven body. I do not believe in that. When you watch UFC, there is not a cliché champion who looks the same every time. I am a well-spoken, educated person, and I’m also an extremely accomplished athlete. For me, it’s disrespect and a slap in the face when people say I broke a mold as champion or I don’t fit as champion. I know what I’m capable of, and I knew I’d be here.”Dream Opponents:“Mick Foley would be one and Jake Roberts is another. It’s the storytelling element behind their faces, but that one person who I’ve never really spoken about—and someone I could have done something beautiful with—is Shawn Michaels. Shawn Michaels is the ultimate storyteller, the ultimate in-ring performer. I would have loved to have done something with Shawn Michaels.Bo Dallas:“Bo Dallas is, quite possibly, the most talented wrestler on either roster. He is the most underrated superstar of all time, in my opinion. He has so much to give. At some point, I would love to form an alliance with him because I know who and what he really is. Whether people want to look at him like that, well, then I’ll show you. It’s very, very possible.”Cena backstage with Nikki and Breezy BellaAfter Smackdown left the air, Nikki Bella came face to face with Breezy Bella before being interrupted by John Cena Brie Bella Have Bo be drafted to Smackdown to have him join up with Bray. Videos Articles Up until Hogan and Styles getting signed, it was a dream match because it was a wanted match before becoming a possibility they called Hogan/Rock dream match but it happened, Cena/Styles was labelled same, but I do get your point Well… It’s called a dream match becahse it’s a match that can’t happen. He’s already worked with the likes of Punk, Bryan, etc and having eventual matches with current stars like Samoa Joe and AJ Styles is a given so it’s not exactly a “dream match” Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Nikki Bella John Cena WhatsApp March 22, 2017 at 10:28 pm March 27, 2017 at 6:36 pm Now Playing Up Next March 23, 2017 at 3:23 pmlast_img read more

Make a Difference Day returns Saturday

first_imgThe 25th anniversary of Make a Difference Day also happens to be the 25th anniversary of Clark Public Utilities’ volunteer program StreamTeam.It’s a “happy coincidence” that both began in 1992, said Ashley King, StreamTeam program coordinator. StreamTeam started out primarily with the utility company’s employees volunteering on weekends and then grew as the team got involved with Americorps and the broader community.“Now we plant around 50,000 trees every year,” King said, adding that the group focuses on areas along Salmon Creek and the East Fork of the Lewis River. “The idea is that they protect water quality and air quality.”StreamTeam’s annual tree planting for Make a Difference Day typically draws at least 200 volunteers. It’s one of several events happening Saturday for Make a Difference Day, one of the largest national days of service that falls on the fourth Saturday in October every year.The day’s volunteer opportunities are all outside. While the forecast calls for sunny skies, people should wear clothing appropriate for working outside, namely long pants and closed-toe shoes.Participants younger than 18 and their parents will need to fill out minor consent forms. More info and links for most of these events can be found online at www.cityofvancouver.us/MADD.last_img read more

Macron wants fireravaged Notre Dame rebuilt within 5 years

first_img PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Tuesday to rebuild Paris’ beloved Notre Dame Cathedral “even more beautifully” after a raging fire destroyed its spire and its roof but spared most of the structure, including the church’s twin medieval bell towers.Macron said he wanted to see the renovation of the beloved Roman Catholic architectural landmark completed within five years.“We have so much to rebuild,” Macron said in a televised address to the nation. “We will rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral even more beautifully. We can do it, and once again, we will mobilize (to do so).”Authorities consider the fire an accident, possibly as a result of restoration work at the global architectural treasure that survived almost 900 years of tumultuous French history but was devastated in the blaze on the second day of Holy Week.Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said the inquiry into the fire would be “long and complex.” Fifty investigators were working on it and would interview workers from five companies hired for the renovations to the cathedral’s roof, where the flames first broke out.Heitz said an initial fire alert was sounded at 6:20 p.m. Monday but no fire was found. The second alert was sounded at 6:43 p.m., and the blaze was discovered on the roof. A man is pictured near chared glass windows Notre Dame cathedral Tuesday April 16, 2019 in Paris. Firefighters declared success Tuesday in a more than 12-hour battle to extinguish an inferno engulfing Paris’ iconic Notre Dame cathedral that claimed its spire and roof, but spared its bell towers. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)last_img read more

Mancini believes Scudetto race is far from over

first_imgItaly manager Roberto Mancini has recently shared his verdict on the Serie A title race suggesting the race is far from overJuve would host third-placed Inter in the Derby d’Italia on Friday night, with the Bianconeri holding an 11 point advantage over Luciano Spalletti’s men.“It will definitely be a beautiful match,” Mancini predicted, speaking to Football Italia.“Juventus and Inter are two good teams with a lot of great players. In the fans’ imagination, it’ll be [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Mauro] Icardi who make the difference, and it probably will be like that.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.“I think it’s open to any result, Juventus are always very good and Inter are growing.“Would a Juventus win end the title race? No, but it would be more difficult for Inter.“It seems to me though that Napoli is there, they had another excellent match yesterday and the league is still long.“There are too many matches and too many points to be won for it to be over.last_img read more

De Gea wants to stay at United says Mourinho

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes goalkeeper David de Gea wants to remain at the club, as negotiations for a new deal continue.The Spaniard’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the season, and United will likely exercise their option to extend his contract for a further year if talks for a long-term deal fell through, but Mourinho is confident the 28-year-old is going nowhere.“I know he wants to stay,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.“I know his agent is happy to do what the player wants and I also know that the board wants him to stay and they are working on that.“So hopefully, sooner or later, they arrive at a good conclusion.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…De Gea pulled off another incredible save at Old Trafford on Tuesday to help United beat a resilient Young Boys in stoppage-time and qualify for the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League.“Without David’s save, there would be no winning goal,” added Mourinho.“He’s the best goalkeeper in the world and if our ambitions are to be a big club, a winning club you need the best goalkeeper in the world.“You also need some other best players [in their position] in the world, in this case, we only have the best goalkeeper in the world.”last_img read more

KAABOO Announces New Texas Music Festival In Dallas Cowboys Stadium

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FischerspoonerPhoto: Steve Mack/Getty Images ZeddPhoto: Taylor Hill/Getty Images The 1975 perform at Scala in LondonPhoto: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images Global Citizen Festival Announces All-Star Lineup Phase 2 Lineup Announced For ULTRA 2018 Phase 2 Lineup Announced For ULTRA 2018 Dirtybird Campout East: 2018 Lineup Announced Music Festivals 2018: EDC China Lineup Announced Independent Venue Week Will Honor Music Hot Spots Lucy DacusPhoto: Timothy Hiatt/WireImage.com Music Festivals 2018: EDC China Lineup Announced Kirk Franklin To Host Exodus Music & Arts Fest Willie NelsonPhoto: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com The National’s Matt BerningerPhoto: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images The founders of the growing San Diego-based festival have announced their official expansion to AT&T Stadium in DallasBrian HaackGRAMMYs Apr 5, 2018 – 4:51 pm In just four years, festival founder Bryan E. Gordon has grown his San Diego-based KAABOO Del Mar festival into an international brand that’s landed headlining sets by marquee acts such as Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, and Imagine Dragons, with a planned expansion to a new 2019 event in the Cayman Islands announced just this past February.  Hot on the heels of the Cayman Islands announcement, KAABOO officials revealed on April 5 that they have also inked a deal with the Dallas Cowboys organization to launch KAABOO Texas in May 2019 at AT&T Stadium.Often referred to affectionately as “Jerry World” in reference to the Dallas Cowboys organization’s longtime patriarch Jerry Jones, AT&T Stadium boasts a 100,000 attendance capacity, perfect for the “upscale experience” promised by the KAABOO production team. Given KAABOO Del Mar’s success at establishing itself as, “a new kind of entertainment and arts experience designed around comfort, quality and good times,” Cowboys stadium seems the perfect place for the opening of the acclaimed festival’s next chapter.”The Cowboys organization has been on the cutting edge of creating more engaging experiences, providing new and unconventional ways to connect with fans, making the KAABOO brand an ideal partnership,” the KAABOO team explains of the new venture, as reported by Billboard.  The event is also purported by the KAABOO team to be the first-ever partnership between a multi-day entertainment event of their stature and an NFL team organization.KAABOO Texas will take place on May 3 – 5, 2019. Lineup details are still forthcoming.center_img Keith Urban To Perform At SXSW 2018 Mavis StaplesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Prev Next Who’s Headlining Air + Style Festival 2018? 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Popup catering over Eid

first_imgEid meals ready for deliveryEverything shuts down for the Eid holidays, even most eateries. So those who normally eat out or buy their meals on the way home, are forced to cook for themselves during Eid or depend on friends and relatives for their meals. For those who cooking is not a routine task, this becomes quite a hassle.But that’s what business is all about, supplying where there is a demand. And so Mekhla, Salsa Bili and Sharmin Jahan and others like them grab the opportunity to cook and home deliver food during Eid and other holidays when the city comes to a standstill.These culinary entrepreneurs pop up on the social media. A news media person, Sirajum Munira, posted a note on an online shopping platform asking if anyone could deliver food on Eid and the day after.She said, “All food shops close down for Eid. But for us who work throughout the holidays, this can be a problem. That’s why I looked for someone who can supply meals at this time.”Sirajum Munira’s post revealed many who were ready to home deliver food during Eid. Salsa Bili Jannat was one of them. Salsa Bili used to be a presenter and a researcher. As a mother of a young child, it is much easier for her to work from home. Her business is quite new, meeting the demand for those who need cooked meals. Now she has opened her own online page.She said, “I cooked for about 40 people during Eid. I have similar orders for the day after Eid too.”How does it feel having to work while everyone else is on holiday? Salsa Bili said, “I would be cooking anyway for my own family, so I just cook a bit more. That solves the customers’ problems and I can earn some money too.”Salsa’s customers are her acquaintances. Housewife Bijoya is a regular client. She said, “We get perfect homemade food here and it’s a big help during the holidays when everything is closed.”Like Salsa Bili, Sharmeen Jahan Chowdhury is also an entrepreneur. She used to be quite happy cooking at home and looking after her family. She never imagined taking up any such initiative. It was her son, a university student, who first hit upon the idea of channelling his mother’s skills into a business. He opened a Facebook page for her. Just two months into the business, Sharmeen Chowdhury’s kitchen already supplied 20 persons’ meals for Eid and has another 40 orders for the day after.“It feels good to be doing something,” said Sharmeen.“My customers come back again and again with orders. I feel a connection with them and it also feels good to be able to cook for them on Eid,” she added.Mekhla is there for those stranded without such food facilities on Eid. She is hearing-impaired but her husband Mahdi Masud was determined not to let this interfere with her work. She has a Facebook page now, Mekhla’s kitchen and regularly gets orders. Her husband and two sons deliver the food. She received meal orders for 300 people this Eid. “Mekhla began the food service just out of fun, but the business is now flourishing. This is an income for the family and it has also built us good relations with so many people,” said Mahdi.Delivering food to the homes is one of the main problems of this business. The existing courier services are unwilling to deliver food. So either the client has to come and pick up the food or the supplier delivers it. That’s why the business doesn’t expand too much, but they are happy with the way things are.Jesmin Akhter makes sweets, halwa and other desserts. Her daughter Salwa Mustafa lives abroad, and so Jesmin found herself with ample spare time on hand. That’s when she started making desserts. Her daughter opened a Facebook page for her called Mithai Monda. She makes the sweets and delivers them herself by car.Jesmin said, “I would make sweets for my daughter when she lived here, now my customers are my kids! They love my sweets on various festivals and that makes me happy.”*The report has been rewritten in English by Ayesha Kabirlast_img read more

Excavation of Siloam Pool road leads to claims of attempt to Judaize

first_img Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Share This! Tagshomepage featured Jerusalem Siloam Pool,You may also like Sikh activists ask Kamala Harris for apology over beard ban for California prison guar … Share This! Michele Chabin We are not all the same, and in our difference we are divine August 30, 2019 By: Michele Chabin “Therefore, there is nothing to prove,” he said.At the same time, “digging under the homes of the people of Silwan without their permission is a political statement and an attempt to Judaize” Jerusalem, Sharon said.“Of course, everything in our world is politicized. Archaeology is no exception.” Catholicism A table fragment embedded with colored stones that was discovered in the Pilgrimage Road excavation. Photo by Koby Harati, City of David Share This! By: Michele Chabin Michele Chabin,Load Comments,Former Sojourners staffer recounts personal opioid crisis in ‘Addiction Nation&# … center_img As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email News Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,JERUSALEM (RNS) — A recent ceremony marking the excavation of a road that archaeologists believe was used by biblical-era Jewish pilgrims — perhaps even Jesus — has drawn fire from Palestinians, who accuse Israeli and U.S. officials of trying to “Judaize” Jerusalem.The controversy is the latest political skirmish between Israelis and Palestinians over archaeological excavations.U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and U.S. Middle East special envoy Jason Greenblatt attended the event Sunday (June 30), along with Israeli officials and archaeologists. The City of David Foundation hosted the ceremony.Excavations continue of the Pilgrimage Road, which dates to the Second Temple period, in Jerusalem. Photo by Koby Harati, City of DavidThe road, which was at ground level 2,000 years ago but is now below ground, extends from the Siloam Pool (Shiloach in Hebrew) just outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem to the southern part of the Western Wall.From there, pilgrims would have ascended to the Second Jewish Temple, on what is today’s Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, via a stairway.According to the Gospel of John (9:1-11), Jesus healed the blind man at the Siloam Pool.Silver coins found in the excavation of Pilgrimage Road in Jerusalem. Some coins could have been used to pay half-shekel tithes to the Temple. Photo by Koby Harati, City of DavidThe site is in East Jerusalem, which Israel captured in 1967 and annexed soon afterward. Palestinians want the territory, which much of the international community considers occupied, to be the capital of a future Palestinian state.Palestinian officials say Jews have no historical or religious claims to the region. Israeli officials maintain present-day Israel and the West Bank were part of the biblical Land of Israel and employ archaeology to prove it.U.S. Ambassador David Friedman at the Pilgrimage Road inauguration. Courtesy photoFriedman, an Orthodox Jew and a supporter of Israeli settlements, said the Pilgrimage Road’s existence “confirms with evidence, with science, with archaeological studies that which many of us already knew, certainly in our heart: the centrality of Jerusalem to the Jewish people.”After the event, PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat called the excavation of the road and Siloam Pool, which is in the Arab neighborhood of Silwan, “a settlement project that is based on a lie that has nothing to do with history.”In a statement, the Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the United Nations called the road’s inauguration an “illegal act in occupied territory.”“It is deplorable that the officials of the right-wing Israeli government were accompanied in this illegal act in occupied territory by US government officials,” the statement said.Ilan Sharon, a Hebrew University professor of archaeology who was not involved in the excavations, told Religion News Service that any established scholar believes Jews lived here at some point in history. Columns • Opinion • Simran Jeet Singh: Articles of Faith Share This! Share This! By: Michele Chabin Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Excavations continue of the Pilgrimage Road, which dates to the Second Temple period, in Jerusalem. Photo by Koby Harati, City of David Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Postslast_img read more

Star Wars Director Rian Johnson Heads To Japan To Pray For The

first_img Star Wars is an extremely important and influential film in our culture, so it’s no surprise that director Rian Johnson should want to head to the country where it all started for him as a Star Wars fan. Recently he traveled to Japan, namely Kyoto, to pay tribute to Japanese screenwriter Akira Kurosawa, whose films inspired Star Wars in general. Johnson went to pray for a successful debut of the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is about to release this holiday season.According to Johnson, he actually “fell in love with Star Wars” via Kurosawa’s works when he was just a child. While in Kyoto, he was given a special Japanese performance known as “kyogen,” much like a kabuki-styled stage play, with Star Wars characters and illustrations. If you’re unsure about the Star Wars link here, supposedly both R2-D2 and C3PO were actually based off of characters from Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress, whose characters could be seen quite often in kyogen stage shows.During the trip, Johnson was shown a special 5.4 x 5.5-foot Japanese ink painting of R2-D2, C3PO, and Kylo Ren with an impressive tree in the middle of the image. Painted by Masayuki Kojo created the breathtaking image, or “bujinga” (warrior picture) with his signature style. You can see it below. I can barely even draw a stick figure C3PO, so this is a beautiful display of Kojo’s talents.via starwars.disney.co.jpIt was all a respectful and humbling display for Johnson, who we also hope has a wonderful film debut soon. As a Star Wars fan, I’m hoping to see something amazing, and I’m sure there’s no pressure at all when it comes to being the director of a brand new Star Wars film, right? None at all. Hopefully, Johnson came back nice and rested from his trip, ready to enter the holiday season with the rest of us to see how the new Star Wars flick fares.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… Stay on targetlast_img read more

360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid

first_imgFind links to more 360 degree photos 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System Loading…A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 cardiac ultrasound system scanned at the 2019 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE). This is GE’s premium echocardiography system and offers several advanced imaging capabilities. Find more information on this system:   • GE Healthcare Cardiovascular Ultrasound for Interventions   • Is Echocardiography Ready for Conversion to 3-D Only?   • New Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floorcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img