Star Wars Celebration 2019 in Chicago

Good news if you live in Chicagoland or you’re within driving distance of the Windy City (I know you Midwesterners…1500 miles is “driving distance”): Celebration returns to the Heartland after 14 years next April. The con is set for McCormick Place, south of downtown Chicago. Tickets will go on sale June 5. The con Hotelpocalypse […]

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Here is the official story report of Lucasfilm and ReedPOP’s Star Wars Celebration returns in 2019, but it’s moving from Orlando 2018 to Chicago 2019.

Star Wars Celebration Convention Center is scheduled for April 11 – 15, 2019 inside Chicago’s McCormick Place – the same convention center as ReedPOP’s C2E2 (the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo), which is happening two weeks prior from March 29-31, 2019 according to the Space.com network. There will be Comic convention to Automobiles features to Force for Fashion cosplay to expanded universe convention to video game Livestream to sports entertainment to Star Wars Academy to Popular Science Film Festival are all available right at the Convention Center.

The Tickets to Star Wars Celebration 2019 are scheduled to go on-sale June 5 at 12:00 p.m. CST at www.starwarscelebration.com network for more information.

Star Wars Celebration in the Year of 2019 Facebook group is for anyone interested in Star Wars Celebration 2019. https://www.facebook.com/groups/759403824161539/about/

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Star Wars: National Strategic Missile Defense Agency Day for Canada and United States

On May the first is beginning of Star Wars week for rest of the science fictional fan base of community everywhere around the world especially people in North America. Here is what Star Wars means to us in our society in Canada 501st Legion and American National Missile Defense Agency program:

To join the Canadian 501st Legion has very specific requirements for what defines a movie quality costume. For the requirements of a specific costume, visit the 501st Legion CRL page then research first before you buy any costume: http://www.501st.com/databank/Costuming:CRL

Once you have decided on the costume you would like to build, it’s recommended that you do your research in advance. Becoming familiar with the costume requirements for that character or costume by consulting the CRL page on the 501st website is a good place to start. Some CRLs are a work in progress, so continue to check back for updates. You should also join the detachment assigned to that costume or character and interact with other members and the Detachment Leader (DL). They can help you with your research and your build. Create a build thread and chart your progress as you work on your costume. Use the feedback (and criticism) of your peers constructively to get your costume completed. More details and information you can check out on the 501st Canadian Garrison Facebook social media page campaign https://www.facebook.com/501stCDNGarrison/

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is a research, development, and acquisition agency within the Department of Defense. For American workforce includes government civilians, military service members, and contractor personnel in multiple locations across the United States. American’s are focused on retaining and recruiting a dedicated workforce interested in supporting our national security. As the inheritor of the SDI and BMDO work, the MDA continues to fund fundamental research in high-energy physics, supercomputing/computation, advanced materials, and many other science and engineering disciplines in United States Federal Department of Defense initiative.

In honor of #StarWarsDay on social media campaign from Facebook, here is President Ronald Reagan meeting to plan the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). The critics called it Star Wars, but it had a major role in securing America’s Cold War victory. SDI is now known as the Missile Defense Agency, and it is a federal program that is well regarded, responsible and effective. Missile defense changed the math for would-be nuclear-blackmail artists. What’s been accomplished is remarkable, and more innovations will happen. Defense Secretary Mattis says we are now on the verge of a new technological breakthrough that could change the missile-defense model radically: Lasers, which is what Reagan mentioned back in 1983.

The current commander of the MDA is U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves. See United States national missile defense for the history of DoD missile defense programs.

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In 2011, the first organized celebration of Star Wars Day took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Toronto Underground Cinema. Produced by Sean Ward and Alice Quinn, festivities included an Original Trilogy Trivia Game Show; a costume contest with celebrity judges; and the web’s best tribute films, mash-ups, parodies, and remixes on the big screen. Precisely there are more Star Wars fans in America than there are in Canada. For most people in America everything what they know about their culture of war is freedom and fight of liberty for democracy. The more that they are aggressive negotiations with certain problems is their issues. Like most Canadian Star Wars fans community created more respectful with each other and the future for all humanity of our kind. Now you know there is some difference between best of both world between peaceful well respected future from Canada and more aggressive negotiations coming from United States of America.

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The standard of living in Canada are slightly better than United States in terms of health care, social service and better women’s right even though America education as well as power purchase parity is above the Canadian average.

May the Force (4th) be with you and for those who dwell beyond the veil! Happy Revenge of the Fifth (Sith Empire) and Happy Return of the Sixth (Jedi)!

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Earth Science from Canadian Geography: Biodiversity for Earth Day

There are many opinions from America are saying that Canadian have so much of biodiversity and natural resources with little amount of dedication research towards history or heritage, because much of Canadian history was well virtually ignored internationally for years of disappearance. The first European colonialism who explored Canada was early civilization of Scandinavian Viking cultures called Vinland in North America. More recently a Canadian archaeologist turned up traces of Viking traders in the Canadian Arctic. The most intriguing find was a small stone vessel that looked like a crucible for melting metal. Sutherland and small team recently took a closer look using a scanning electron microscope. Along the inner surface they detected traces of bronze, as well as tiny glass spheres that form when minerals are melted at high temperatures — tantalizing evidence of Viking-style metalworking. Sutherland thinks that Viking seafarers from Greenland voyaged to the Canadian Arctic to trade with indigenous hunters during the medieval ages, exchanging metal knives and horns for thick arctic-fox furs and walrus ivory that are used to be luxury goods from European markets in early age of civilization.

The sources are obvious and are massive in scale: the rise of industrial farming and livestock production, a hydroelectric dam network on northern Manitoba’s Nelson River that has limited natural nutrient outflow since the mid-1970s, widespread depletion of the watershed’s marshlands, plus a deluge of sewage, fertilizers and detergents from growing towns and cities. The underlying problem, however, is that fewer than 30,000 people actually have to live with the noxious beards of green scum that sporadically wash ashore as a result of the lake’s eutrophication. The Lake Winnipeg’s Grand Beach is surprisingly a not-so-Great Lake to be considered as part of Canada’s Great Lakes in Ontario.

Monique Dube wants to get out of the lab and help Canadians see big-picture changes to their watersheds. Her unorthodox and outspoken approach to research make waves — and has earned her Canadian Geographic’s Environmental Scientist of the Year Award in 2011. Women scientists make do with less laboratory space and fewer scientific-support resources than do their male colleagues, realities Monique says she has personally faced at the University of Saskatchewan and would likely face at any university. Women’s brain work differently than men’s, she argues. Women are naturally integrative thinkers and natural environmental protectors of Earth with better reputation. A system that discriminates against them is a great loss for stewardship. Despite having had her Canada Research Chair renewed in late 2010, Monique finds that her conflicts with colleagues continued and she worries that she may have to change jobs again or even fired for good, which would automatically nullify her research chair. “I will achieve only 60% to 70% of my potential,’ she says. “No matter how good I am and how hard I try, I won’t be able to overcome that.” In the year 2011, she plans to return to the river itself, using a motorboat and partnering with team members from the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council, stopping along the way to meet people and trying to mesh local knowledge with science. She probably should have done it this way the first time around. Quotes from Monique Dube, “We don’t need any more science gathering dust on shelves. I want to do science on water that benefits as many people as possible.”

Canadian Geography protecting the water

The Source of Life 

Think Canada and you think water. More than two million lakes and one-fifth of the world’s fresh water lie within our borders — our pockmarked landscape was practically purpose built by retreating glaciers to pool water. Now forget all that. The number you need to remember is 6.5 percent. That’s the total of the world’s renewable fresh water we have at our disposal (not awful lot, considering our land mass). The supply is only 2.6 percent in southern Canada. Use more and we risk gnawing away at our water capital — draining our aquifers and lakes rather than living sustainably and using the water that precipitation replenishes each year. So Canada’s water wealth? A myth. That’s why it’s critical for us to safeguard our water-ways, to ensure they are managed well. In the face of climate change, a global water crisis, rising energy demanding resources and urbanization, our water resources don’t just become more valuable. They are desperately need our help to save the planet.

  1. Get your hands wet and dirty
  2. Hello class: I will be your Watershed this Term
  3. The Pen is just as mighty as the Paddle
  4. Water is our Culture
  5. Be a Good Water Resident

Action Guide on How to Save Your Watershed quotes to remembered and noticed: “Almost everything needs to be redesigned. You can make a change on a behavioural level and on a technological level as well.”

Geological Association of Canada members can also choose to join and participate in numerous Sections, representing geographic regions; and Divisions, representing specific branches of geoscience. The GAC’s Sections and Divisions publish books and newsletters, host meetings, talks and lectures along with promoting general geoscience relative to their areas or disciplines. The choice are not limited:

Sections include:

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World Nuclear News – Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization has completed drilling the first borehole near Ignace, Ontario to a depth of about 1 kilometer. It is one of five sites in Ontario to be investigated for the siting of a deep repository for the long term management of the countries used nuclear fuel. NWMO anticipates drilling three boreholes, one after the other. Eventually, more extensive borehole drilling may be undertaken. NWMO is searching for a suitable site for storing nuclear waste. The preferred site must have a suitable rock formation in an area with an informed and willing to host and the project will only move forward in partnership with First Nation and Metis people and surrounding communities with different racial identity. Twenty one communities all in Ontario or Saskatchewan, initially requested preliminary assessments. Of the 11 areas selected for phase 2 studies, five in Ontario now remain going beyond The Professional Edge of Engineers and Geoscientists.

While geological factors are too complex to make precise predictions a study led by Ryan Schultz who is a seismologist with the Alberta Energy Regulator and a geophysical research scientist at the University of Alberta shows that the underlying geology determines whether earthquakes can be induced at all by a particular well. Ryan Shultz and his collaborators managed to pinpoint some signs. One is the edge of a fossil coral reef below the well. The edge of modern coral reefs tend to form at faults, so ancient reefs likely did, too. When ancient reefs are buried and fossilized, they produce a distinctive type of rock called carbonated that geologists often detect and map, pointing to the location of faults, Ryan Schultz said.

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Titanic and the History of Ships

Titanic was the first largest maiden voyage passenger ship being made to set sail across the ocean across the Atlantic. Titanic and unlike many other ships or large boats, people are also remarked speculated about the human history through out each given era in our ocean. The water temperature on the night of the Titanic sinking was thought to be about 28 degrees Fahrenheit about -2.2 degree Celsius just below freezing. Such a temperature was of course lethally cold for all those passengers who had been forced to take to the open water to escape the sinking ship. About 106 years later memories of century old Titanic disaster tragic strikes, the unsinkable ship rest at the bottom of Atlantic ocean have already completely turned into rusted metal ready to decomposed. The decomposition of lost Titanic metal parts helps replenish chemosynthetic life forms of bacteria to grow, which are surprisingly healthy for the ocean to replenish iodine.

The disaster was met with worldwide shock and outrage at the huge cost for loss of life during year of 1912 and the regulatory and operational failures that led to it. Public inquiries in Britain and the United States led to major improvements in maritimes safety before setting out to voyage across the sea or ocean. One of their most important legacies was the establishment in 1914 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), which still governs maritime safety as it is today. Additionally, there are several new wireless regulations were passed around the world in an effort to learn from the many missteps in wireless communications—which could have saved many more passengers especially when you are booked for the cruise vacation.

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Features of Titanic:

The first-class accommodation was designed to be the pinnacle of comfort and luxury, with an on-board gymnasium, swimming pool, libraries, high-class restaurants and opulent cabins. Most of the cruise ship now had several more swimming pools with high-class restaurants and bars than Titanic can accommodate with few of cruise ship company that can outmatch upgraded libraries center for visitors to cater around with internet.

Among the more novel features available to Titanic first-class passengers was a 7 ft. deep saltwater swimming pool, because at that given time during 1912 they will not have the upgraded science to recycle fresh water for the swimming pool to facilitate.

They included a Lounge in the style of the Palace of Versailles, an enormous Reception Room, a men’s Smoking Room, and a Reading and Writing Room. Most cruise ship company made the regulations according to International Maritimes Rules of Conduct for smoking is illegal.

Given for the time of Titanic era, they have included more reading or writing room for the first class accommodation. Although they were not as glamorous in design as spaces seen in upper class accommodations, they were still far above average.

There’s variety of other decorative styles, ranging from the Renaissance to Louis XV, were used to decorate cabins and public rooms in First and Second Class areas of the ship that are more elegant with classic designs. The aim was to convey an impression that the passengers were in a floating hotel rather than a ship; as one passenger recalled, on entering the ship’s interior a passenger would “at once lose the feeling that we are on board ship, and seem instead to be entering the hall of some great house on shore.”

Titanic’s radiotelegraph equipment (then known as wireless telegraphy) was leased to the White Star Line by the Marconi International Marine Communication company, which also supplied two of its employees, Jack Phillips and Harold Bride, as the main operators on deck. The service maintained a 24-hour schedule, primarily sending and receiving passenger telegrams, but also handling navigation messages including weather reports and ice warnings. Most of the radio communication on recent developed project of cruise ships have gone wireless through internet access while feeling not have to worry about lost at sea in the voyage far from land. Even though the internet communications from satellite on cruise ship is difficult, they offer 24 hour of Wi-Fi every day at the local Bar area. The internet used on cruise ship received best signal once they are closed being docked on a given port for quality satellite communication.

Titanic carried a total of 20 lifeboats, while most cruise ships have tasked to carry more than 50 lifeboats.

The amount of sea trials times for Titanic with passengers before setting for the voyage across the sea was limited with few tests to carry out visitors across European union, before going off for longer distance across the ocean without required any help from the alliance in New York city, United States.

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Surprising Facts about Titanic about in comparison of modern cruise ship manufacturers:

  • The Titanic was not christened by breaking a champagne bottle against its hull. The movie, “A Night To Remember”, had it wrong. The White Star Line did not believe in this practice. The sister ships of the Titanic were not christened either during launch.

To move 2,500 passengers about from one deck to another, four elevators were used aboard the Titanic. Three elevators were used for the first class passengers and one for the second class passengers. The Oasis of the Seas in other hands has a total of 24 elevators aboard to move more than 6,000 passengers from one deck to another.

With counting all of these decks came ample space for amenities such as pools, gymnasium, spas, dining areas, theaters, etc. When the Titanic was first designed there were only one pool on the passenger ship. For most what Oasis of the Seas has about 21 pools and jacuzzis on the ship for passengers to cool down in. One of the main, and unique, features of the Oasis of the Seas is the living park made of more than 12,000 living plants and trees, with some of them as tall as 24 feet in height. However, there were real palm trees on the Titanic in the Veranda Cafe making it the first ship to have real trees on its deck.

For more details and information on Titanic Size comparison with our modern cruise ship designs, please click on this website link: https://owlcation.com/humanities/A-Size-Comparison-of-the-Titanic-to-Modern-Cruise-Ships

 

Commonwealth Games 2018 for Team Canada

Before the curtain closed on the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Team Canada made a little more history. Here are the highlights from the final day Down Under: Basketball Canada won its first ever Commonwealth Games medal in men’s basketball, claiming the silver medal after a 87-47 loss to Australia in the final.…

via One more Team Canada medal as Commonwealth Games close — Team Canada – Official 2018 Olympic Team Website

Canadian Paralympic Committee Highlights

The Canadian Paralympic Committee’s slogan coming into Pyeongchang was “Greatness is Rare” – but for 10 days in South Korea, Canada’s 55 athletes, the largest winter delegation ever, proved greatness was abundant. Original Story: http://ift.tt/2FIqMLc from Blogger http://ift.tt/2plPgyP

via Greatness abounds as Canadians smash country’s Paralympic medal record — canadianeasymoving

History of the USS Enterprise Federation Part II – Continuing Mission

Building off my Introductory blogs to Star Trek 101 is a more in-depth history of the Star Trek universe, and serve as a historical refresher or reference. This is the second blog touching on the major historical events, sticking mostly to canonical sources with some personal extrapolation and gap filling when necessary. The first blog […]

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