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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – 1/6th scale Orson Krennic

  As director of Advanced Weapons Research for the Imperial military, Orson Krennic was obsessed with the completion of the long-delayed Death Star project. A cruel but brilliant man, Krennic has staked his reputation on the delivery of the functional battle station to the Emperor.  Longed for by many diehard Star Wars fans, Hot Toys has announced their 1/6th scale Director Orson Krennic collectible figure of from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story . Crafted based on the appearance of Ben Mendels...
Tags: Toys, Disney, Ben Mendelsohn, Hot Toys, Imperial, Sideshow Toys, Krennic, Orson Krennic, Advanced Weapons Research for the Imperial


Operations suspended at Canada’s Mount Polly mine

WILLIAMS LAKE, British Columbia (AP) — Imperial Metals Corp. says it is suspending operations at its Mount Polley mine in south-central British Columbia due to declining copper prices. The gold and copper mine was the site of a 2014 tailings dam collapse that was one of the largest environmental disasters in the province’s history. Imperial […]
Tags: News, Ap, Canada, Columbia, Northwest, Imperial, Mount Polley, Williams Lake British Columbia, Mount Polly, Imperial Metals Corp


Disneyland testing new Star Wars rides ahead of Galaxy’s Edge debut

Disneyland has begun testing the new Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run rides ahead of the opening of Galaxy’s Edge, according to an in-house employee publication. The Jan. 3 issue of the Disneyland Line employee publication shows Test & Adjust team members working on and posing inside the two E-Ticket attractions coming to the new themed land set to open in June. Theme parks regularly put new attractions through hundreds and thousands of test runs before the...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Soccer, Millennium Falcon, Resistance, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Southern California, Imperial, Resistance Walt Disney, Disneyland Line


Imperial College Centre for Synthetic Biology makes significant expansion

In the UK, the new Imperial College Centre for Synthetic Biology, launched in December, marks a significant expansion in the College’s activities. The first Synthetic Biology Research Centre opened at Imperial in 2009, funded by the EPSRC. Synthetic biology will be a really important area both for Imperial, the country and for broader society in the coming years. Professor Nick Jennings Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise) Since then, government investment has grown, with GBP102 million invest...
Tags: UK, Research, Synthetic Biology, Imperial, Nick Jennings, EPSRC, Imperial College Centre for Synthetic Biology, Synthetic Biology Research Centre, Synthetic Biology for Growth Program


Disney offers new details about the rides coming to Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

A behind-the-scenes preview video offers the first on-ride looks at the Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run and Rise of the Resistance attractions coming to Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge this summer. The sneak peek offers top-down looks at the full-size Millennium Falcon replica that serves as the centerpiece of the new 14-acre themed land, drone footage of the towering faux rock work still enveloped in scaffolding and a glimpse of the recording session of the “Galaxy’s Edge” theme song by...
Tags: London, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Millennium Falcon, Resistance, Disneyland, Anaheim Ducks, Kylo Ren, Anaheim, Orlando Florida, Imperial, Walt Disney Imagineering, Wetzel, Trowbridge, Scott Trowbridge


Longtime ‘visitors’ can sometimes avoid registering a vehicle here

Q. I have seen you say that new residents have 20 days to get a vehicle registered in California. What about a current California resident homeowner who retires, establishes a home in another state and stays in that other state every year for a little more than six months, so as to not be considered a California resident. When going back to their home in California for the other five months to “visit” each year, would they need to get their vehicle re-registered in California? – Larry Teachout, ...
Tags: News, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Davis, California Highway Patrol, CalTrans, West Sacramento, Orange County, Walnut, Imperial, Doris, Mike Davis, Nguyen, La Habra


Reports: Southern California economy in transition, with jobs lost to automation amid an aging, shrinking workforce

Southern California’s economy continues to power forward, but technology, shifting demographics and a persistent housing shortage have changed the way the region does business, according to a series of new economic reports. The studies, prepared by area economists for the Southern California Association of Governments, show that Los Angeles County, Orange County and the Inland Empire have reached historic levels of business and job growth. In fact, the six counties represented by SCAG (which als...
Tags: Business, Technology, Jobs, California, Housing, Sport, Turkey, Economy, Soccer, Healthcare, Trade, Orange County, Southern California, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside


7 Southern California holiday gift ideas that offer experiences instead of more stuff

In search of a gift that the person on your holiday list can actually use? Put a bow on an experience. It’s easy to give stuff but a first-hand experience is all about honing in on a person’s likes and passions. So whether you’re shopping for an adrenaline junkie, a drinker or a gamer, here’s a range of suggestions to get you started, but there are plenty more to consider. This craft cocktail tour includes stops at four East Village Arts District restaurants and bars. (Courtesy of Beach City F...
Tags: Drinks, Hollywood, Holidays, California, Washington, Christmas, Los Angeles, Sport, Dave, Things To Do, Soccer, Porsche, Ferrari, Long Beach, Mclaren, Ruby


Hot Toys redesigns their 1/6th scale Imperial Stormtroopers

Stormtroopers are elite shock troops fanatically loyal to the Empire and focused on the Imperial cause. Their iconic white armor, which offers a wide range of survival equipment and temperature controls to allow the soldiers to survive in almost any environment. With blasters in hands, Stormtroopers attack in hordes to overwhelm their enemies enforcing the will of the Empire. Hot Toys has announced another opportunity for passionate Star Wars fans to collect the iconic figures by introduci...
Tags: Toys, Disney, Death Star, Hot Toys, Imperial, Sideshow Toys, Deluxe Version, Empire Hot Toys


Watch: 'Guardsman' - A Gloomy Live-Action Warhammer 40K Fan Film

"The Emperor protects!" Nothing like a visit to the dark future that lies ahead. Guardsman is a fan-made short film based on the Warhammer 40,000 game series from Games Workshop. This very, very dark short is about a trooper named Guardsman Raines who ends up deep inside of enemy territory in an abandoned Imperial guard training facility. If you're a fan of the Warhammer 40K series, you know what to expect - and a Space Marine does show up to help him out. That's when this gets good, real go...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Short Film, Imperial, To Watch, Guardsman, Space Marine, Guardsman Raines, Erik Steffens, Terry Skrinjar, Pete Beaumont


How is Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge affecting other theme parks’ plans for 2019?

With Disney’s 800-pound gorilla lurking on the horizon, Southern California theme parks have made a conscious decision to either lay low and wait out the storm or stand tall and put up a valiant fight against the gargantuan beast known as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, opening at Disneyland next summer. Southern California theme parks are falling into one of two camps: fight or flight. Six Flags Magic Mountain and SeaWorld California have decide to fight back with “world’s first” roller coaster proje...
Tags: Japan, Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Harry Potter, Jurassic World, Amusement Parks, Pixar, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Avengers, Legoland California


Man faces 17 charges in sexual assaults, killing at store

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man was charged with killing one woman and sexually assaulting two others after herding them at gunpoint into the back room of a suburban St. Louis religious supplies shop. The arrest of 53-year-old Thomas Bruce, of Imperial, ended a two-day manhunt that followed the brazen Monday afternoon attack at a […]
Tags: News, Ap, St Louis, Imperial, Nation & World, Thomas Bruce


‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ Hotel Details Revealed; First Look at Disney California Adventure’s ‘Spider-Man’ Ride

Disney is dropping some serious money to expand its theme park empire. A says the company will be spending more on its theme parks parks than it did on Lucasfilm, Marvel, and Pixar combined – approximately $24 billion over the next five years alone. A big chunk of that cash is being spent on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the immersive new Star Wars land which aims to transport guests into a galaxy far, far away, and some new details have arrived about the Galaxy’s Edge hotel that will seamlessly ...
Tags: Florida, Movies, California, Disney, Theme Parks, Pixar, Disneyland Resort, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Orlando, Universal Studios, Disneyland Paris, Saratoga Springs, Imperial, Spidey


Why Cassian Andor is Primed and Ready for His Own Solo ‘Star Wars’ TV Show

(Welcome to A Different Point of View, a column where we explore the supporting characters of the Star Wars universe and discuss why they deserve more time in the spotlight.) This week’s article is an exercise in serendipity. Captain Cassian Andor is the name on everyone’s lips as of publication, but I swear to you I was already writing about his fascinating life history before Lucasfilm came crashing in with their latest announcement. But just in case you didn’t see any of the ancilla...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, James Bond, Harry Potter, Death Star, Lucasfilm, Leia, Luna, Luke, Imperial, Percy Jackson, Diego Luna, Galactic Republic, Star-Wars


In Search of the Real Thing: China’s Quest to Buy Back Its Lost Heritage

Chinese collectors flock to London to buy items from their country’s Imperial past, attracted by pieces with ownership histories that guarantee authenticity.
Tags: Art, London, News, China, Auctions, Christie's, Sotheby's, Imperial, London (England


Amber Alert sent out for 1-year-old boy

The California Highway Patrol is has issued an Amber Alert for a 1-year-old boy who was last seen with his father.Xavier Alexander was last seen with his father, Brandon Alexander, on October 27 at about 5:45 a.m. in Upland, San Bernardino County. Xavier weighs 30 pounds and is approximately 2'6" tall with brown hair and blue eyes.Brandon is described as a 31-year-old white man standing at 5'10" and weighing 240 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. CHP says he should be considered armed...
Tags: California, California Highway Patrol, CHP, Local News, Brandon, Imperial, Brandon Alexander, Xavier Alexander, Upland San Bernardino County Xavier


SDSU receives nearly $20 million from NIH for...

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The National Institutes of Health awarded San Diego State University a grant of nearly $20 million to build a center for medical research on health issues in San Diego and Imperial counties, the university announced today.SDSU received the grant from the NIH's National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, which supports schools that serve large populations of minority students. According to university officials, 31.5 percent of SDSU's first-year undergra...
Tags: News, San Diego, Nih, Imperial, San Diego State University, SDSU, CNS The National Institutes of Health, Georgia NIH, HealthLINK Center, Stephen Welter, Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo Inc, Guadalupe Ayala, Kristen Wells


Norra Wexley is a Great ‘Star Wars’ Mom and a Character Who Demands More Stories

(Welcome to A Different Point of View, a column where we explore the supporting characters of the Star Wars universe and discuss why they deserve more time in the spotlight.) If you’re deep enough into the Star Wars fandom, you know the last week was a bit of a catastrophic public relations nightmare. Since my biological make-up is at least 70% spite, this week’s column took a last minute left-turn in response. Today, we’re going to talk about Norra Wexley. Created by Chuck Wendig for his...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Lucasfilm, Ya, Leia, Leia Organa, Luke, Imperial, Ezra, Endor, Rebel Alliance, Anakin, Lando Calrissian, Chuck Wendig, Galactic Senate


Man dies shortly after fight in Valencia Park

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Authorities are investigating a man's death after they say he died following a fight. Police were called to the 5600 block of Imperial Avenue in Valencia Park around 1:12 p.m. after receiving reports of a man having chest pains. After arriving, the 50-year-old man was taken to the hospital where he later died. Police later learned that the man got into a fight shortly before his death. Out of caution, San Diego Police homicide detectives are investigating the death.  Homi...
Tags: News, San Diego, Imperial, San Diego Police, Valencia Park, KGTV Authorities, Imperial Avenue, Anthony Pura, South Valencia Parkway


Body found in Valencia Park

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Authorities are investigating after a body was found in San Diego’s Valencia Park neighborhood.Police say the body was found near the intersection of 55th Street and Imperial Avenue. According to detectives, the man's body was found in a field. The man appears to be homeless and was reportedly fighting with someone prior to his death.  Homicide detectives are investigating a suspicious death, a body was found in a field near Imperial and South Valencia Parkway. Man appear...
Tags: News, San Diego, Imperial, Valencia Park, KGTV Authorities, Anthony Pura, South Valencia Parkway


Disneyland will cancel its Jedi Training Academy show

Disneyland has canceled the popular Jedi Training Academy that lets light saber-wielding young padawans duel Kylo Ren and Darth Vader in advance of the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. After a 12-year run, the last performance of Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple on the Tomorrowland Terrace stage will be held on Nov. 3, Disneyland officials confirmed. The Jedi Training Academy trains novice Jedi Knights in the ways of the Force and basic light saber skills before sending them up on stage t...
Tags: Facebook, Star Wars, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Darth Vader, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Tomorrowland, Temple, Orlando, Kylo Ren, Anaheim, Imperial, Darth Maul


Disney reveals more details about Millennium Falcon ride at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

The Millennium Falcon ride coming to the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will put riders in the cockpit of the fastest ship in the galaxy as they battle Imperial tie fighters during a mission to bring back a pile of loot to a vengeful space pirate. The latest details about the backstory of the Millennium Falcon ride and the layout of the attraction were revealed in a 13-minute bonus feature on the new Blu-ray edition of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The Millen...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Soccer, Millennium Falcon, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Hondo, Anaheim, Orlando Florida, Imperial, Walt Disney Imagineering, Hollywood Studios, Scott Trowbridge, Matt Masin Orange County Register, Hondo Ohnaka, Disneyland Earl of Sandwich


Hot Toys – Princess Leia (Bespin) 1/6th Scale Figure

In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back , after The Empire attacked the Rebel base on Hoth, Han evacuated with Leia on the Millennium Falcon and escaped the Imperial’s pursuit through an asteroid field. They sought refuge with Lando Calrissian in Cloud City of Bespin but it turns to be a trap for their friend, the young Luke Skywalker… Hot Toys has announced the new Princess Leia (Bespin) 1/6th scale collectible figure in the gown she wore in Cloud City as the latest addition Star Wars collec...
Tags: Toys, Carrie Fisher, Millennium Falcon, Hot Toys, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Imperial, Lando Calrissian, Cloud City, Sideshow Toys, Bespin, Leia Bespin, Hoth Han, Leia Pair


VOTD: How ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Should Have Ended

Now that Solo: A Star Wars Story is available on digital download, Blu-ray and DVD, you know it’s time to see How It Should Have Ended. Considering the ending of this movie had such a shocking ending, complete with a surprise cameo that no one was expecting, you would think this edition would be ripe with alternate endings. Instead, what we get is two editions of How It Should Have Started, and then an extended, introspective version of How It Should Have Ended. Find out what we’re talking abou...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Lol, Ron Howard, Solo, Imperial, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Solo: A Star Wars Story


The Dragon Awakens

For Parsi’s information – about the opium trade. A Copyright compendium in limited circulation. © Formatted from various acknowledged original sources – By E. Kanga. China Remembers – A vast crime by the West, on its People. The Sassoon Monopoly on Opium – Still Fuels Chinese Resentment Today – [ Part 1 ] The 99 year British lease on Hong Kong expired in July, 1997, allowing China to take over its land once again. Hundreds of newspaper stories and TV reports covered that event but not o...
Tags: Silk Road, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, UK, England, London, News, Greece, Life, China, Germany, India, US, America


Watch: 'TK630' - Another Excellent 'Star Wars' Fan Film You Must See

"You knew this was going to be a suicide mission, didn't you?" There's always an abundance of new Star Wars fan films this year, but few of them are really this good. TK630 is an excellent, 10-minute Star Wars fan film short about a scout trooper - directed by Brendan H. Banks, an up-and-coming cinematographer who also shot this film. Marooned on a forest planet, an Imperial scout trooper hunts a lone Jedi, when he discovers an unexpected ally. Starring Josh Ruben & Starla Bolle, with Charl...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Short Film, Imperial, Jedi, To Watch, Brendan H Banks, Josh Ruben Starla Bolle, Charlie McWade Abe Danz


Why the ‘Star Wars’ Pirate Hondo Ohnaka Deserves the Attention of Fans and Lucasfilm

(Welcome to A Different Point of View, a column where we explore the supporting characters of the Star Wars universe and discuss why they deserve more time in the spotlight.) Earlier this week it was “International Talk Like A Pirate Day,” so, I figured, in honor of the Internet holiday we’d look at the most infamous pirate in Star Wars: Hondo Ohnaka. If you have no idea who that is, don’t worry. He’s a slightly deeper cut than previous entries of this column. Hondo isn’t even on the first page...
Tags: Google, Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Sequels, Republic, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, Winnie, Boba Fett, Hondo, Disney World, Imperial, Jedi, Hutt, Yavin


Imperial Petroleum fined nearly $32 million for SEC fraud

In Indiana, the legal legacy of E-biofuels’ fraud regarding tax credit and government incentives continues with its parent company Imperial Petroleum ordered by a district court judge last week to pay nearly $32 million including interest to the Securities and Exchange Commission for failing to reply to an enforcement action in 2012 related to the scam. The scam saw people lose more than $100 million in the alleged project. Imperial’s former president as well as E-biofuels’ co-founders were sent...
Tags: Indiana, SEC, Producer News, Securities And Exchange Commission, Imperial, Imperial Petroleum


‘Star Wars Resistance’ Featurette: Meet the Ace Pilots of the New Animated Series

We’re just a few weeks away from the debut of the latest entry in the Star Wars universe, a new animated series called Star Wars Resistance. Set during the time period of the latest Star Wars trilogy, the series will introduce to a new set of characters who are fighting with the Resistance against the tyrannical First Order, but you can meet them right now in a new Star Wars Resistance featurette. Watch the Star Wars Resistance Featurette This new Star Wars Resistance featurette focuses ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Animation, Disney Channel, Video Clips, Don, Imperial, Poe Dameron, Griff, Kaz, Star-Wars, Donald Faison, Stephen Stanton, Star Wars Resistance, Christopher Sean Days


‘Solo’ Facts Revealed By Co-Writer Jonathan Kasdan, Plus Concept Art Reveals Ewok Cameo and More

Solo: A Star Wars Story is now available on digital, with the Blu-ray following soon. There’s no directors commentary track included with the release, so co-writer Jonathan Kasdan took the time to drop some Solo facts about the making of the film. While a commentary would’ve been great, this is the next best thing. In addition to that, some new Solo concept art reveals the film almost had an Ewok cameo, and more. A good commentary track on a movie can be like a mini-film school. You can lear...
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