Main Menu

Friday, June 29th, 2018

 

Wikipedia’s Article of the Day June 30, 2018: More Hall Annex

More Hall AnnexThe More Hall Annex was a nuclear research building on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.  Built in 1961, it housed a small research reactor until June 30, 1988, operating at a peak of 100 kilowatts thermal (kWt), and was decommissioned in 2007. The building was designed in the Brutalist architectural style by UW faculty members, using reinforced concrete walls.  Large windows overlooking the reactor room allowed observation from the outside, in an attempt to demonstrate the safety of nuclear energy.  The building wasRead More


Wikipedia article of the day for June 30, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for June 30, 2018 is More Hall Annex. The More Hall Annex was a nuclear research building on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Built in 1961, it housed a small research reactor until June 30, 1988, operating at a peak of 100 kilowatts thermal (kWt), and was decommissioned in 2007. The building was designed in the Brutalist architectural style by UW faculty members, using reinforced concrete walls. Large windows overlooking the reactor room allowed observation from the outside, inRead More


PARENTING: I grounded one of the girls one time

Natasha’s book shelves. She now donates most of her books after reading them.  Natasha was acting up so bad she had to be grounded.  She was 6yrs old then and had done many things that punishment was totally due. There is a silly thing in Canada.  You send the kid to their room for 6 minutes if they are 6yrs old.  Which has always worked. About 30 minutes later, having not heard a tantrum and banging of the door to get out, I went to check.  “It is not 6Read More


CANADA: Trudeau finally wakes up and demands for a wall – MEXICO WILL PAY FOR IT!

Canada hits back at U.S. on tariffs, says it will not back down OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada struck back at the Trump administration over U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs on Friday, vowing to impose punitive measures on C$16.6 billion ($12.63 billion) worth of American goods until Washington relents. The announcement by Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland marks a new low in ties between the neighbors and trading partners which have become increasingly strained since U.S. President Donald Trump took power in January 2017. The Canadian tariffs will come into effect onRead More


KENYA: US Delegation Attends Kenya’s Inaugural Economic Summit

President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks to the AMCHAM delegation about his administration’s commitment to ending corruption in Kenya. NAIROBI, KENYA (VOA) — A U.S. delegation traveled to Kenya on Thursday to attend the inaugural economic summit of the American Chamber of Commerce, Kenya. About 500 delegates, including Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Gilbert Kaplan, U.S. undersecretary of commerce for international trade, other high-ranking government officials from both nations and representatives from nearly 30 major U.S. corporations, gathered at the summit, which was aimed at creating partnerships between the two nations’ publicRead More


DRCONGO: Congo says it will open two national parks up to oil drilling

KINSHASA, 29 (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s government said on Friday that it has decided to open up parts of Virunga and Salonga National Parks, home to mountain gorillas, bonobos and other rare species, to oil drilling. Earlier proposals to allow oil exploration in the parks met fierce resistance from environmental activists, who say drilling would place wildlife at risk and release huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, causing global warming. The government has defended its right to authorize drilling anywhere in the country and said itRead More


UGANDA: Scholarships via France Embassy in Uganda

My news curating App picked up this one today.  Youth in Uganda are encouraged to explore by visiting the link which is included.  You should consider doing it on a computer (Internet Cafe).  Good luck. MLN The Embassy of France in Uganda is offering scholarships for young Ugandans who work in or intend to set up a business in Uganda linked to the French-speaking world. Find more information here : https://ug.ambafrance.org/Scholarship-opportunities —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: June 29, 2018 at 06:49PM


CANADA: Ryerson University names Janice Fukakusa as new chancellor

Photo: Janice Fukakusa is Ryerson University’s next chancellor. RYERSON UNIVERSITY – Janice Fukakusa, financial services expert, innovation champion and diversity leader, has been recommended to the Board of Governors as the next chancellor of Ryerson University. Succeeding Lawrence Bloomberg, Fukakusa’s appointment will begin on October 10, 2018 for a three-year term, and will make her Ryerson’s fifth chancellor and first female chancellor. The chancellor, who is the ceremonial head of the university, acts as an ambassador for Ryerson on local, national and international levels, presides at all convocations and confers universityRead More


MALI: Militants attack African Military base, kill 6

Islamist militants attack African military base in Mali, at least six dead BAMAKO (Reuters) – Islamist militants armed with rockets and explosives raided the headquarters of an African military taskforce in central Mali, leaving at least six people dead on Friday, a spokesman for the force said. Assailants driving a vehicle rigged with bombs attacked the compound in the town of Sevare as some exchanged gunfire with Malian troops and fought to get in, officials said. RELATED COVERAGESix soldiers killed in attack on G5 force headquarters in Mali: mayor PicturesRead More


UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Revisiting Uganda’s Former Football Capital video

Revisiting Uganda’s Former Football Capital For decades now, football in Jinja, has been heading south despite the rich history in this eastern district. The country is yet to come to grips with what could have robbed it of its football haven. NBS Tv’s Sheila Nakabuye visited this city that once looked, smelt and breathed football to find some answers and now reports. —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: June 29, 2018 at 04:44PM