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TIE Fighter, and Star Wars' Idea of the Good Imperial

Today Marvel Comics launched TIE Fighter, a miniseries about an elite squadron of Imperial pilots who find treachery among their ranks. It ties into the upcoming novel Alphabet Squadron, starring an ex-TIE pilot who defects to the fledgling New Republic, but it got me thinking about another story of a TIE pilot, one…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Video Games, Marvel Comics, Tie Fighter, New Republic, Imperial, Today Marvel Comics, Alphabet Squadron, Maarek Stele, Good Imperial

California irrigation district challenges river drought plan

By FELICIA FONSECA A California irrigation district has filed a legal challenge to a plan designed to protect a water source that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. The drought contingency plan seeks to keep two Colorado River reservoirs from dropping so low they cannot deliver water or produce hydropower. The Imperial Irrigation District didn’t sign on to the multi-state plan over concerns about a massive, briny lake southeast of Los Angeles. Imperial is alleging another powerful Califo...
Tags: Business, News, California, California News, Drought, Sport, Soccer, Donald Trump, Felicia Fonseca, Colorado River, Imperial, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Metropolitan Water District, Imperial Irrigation District, MWD, Los Angeles Imperial

First Order Founder Rae Sloane is the Antihero Future ‘Star Wars’ Projects Need to Explore

(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.) With Star Wars Celebration — Chicago Edition officially over, fans around the world have seen their first look at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and how Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) story might play out. But while Rey’s narrative is front-and-center in the Disney era of Lucasfilm, there is another with that name that dese...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Lucasfilm, Anakin Skywalker, Rey, Snoke, New Dawn, Jakku, Palpatine, Imperial, Skywalker, Sloane, Ridley, Rae

The Mandalorian Footage Description From Star Wars Celebration

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Mandalorian footage description from Star Wars Celebration was lucky enough to attend the Star Wars Celebration panel for The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars TV series ever, and we got to see a trailer, a featurette and roughly five minutes worth of edited footage. Check out a short description of The Mandalorian footage below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Disney, Jon Favreau, Gina Carano, Mando, Werner Herzog, New Republic, Herzog, Imperial, Carl Weathers, Burr, Mos Eisley, Giancarlo Esposito, Pedro Pascal, Esposito

‘The Mandalorian’ Footage Description: Sorry, Boba Fett, There’s a New Bounty Hunter in Town

While many would argue that modern science fiction fandom was born thanks to television, live-action Star Wars storytelling has existed solely as a big screen endeavor. Until now. The Mandalorian arrives this Fall on the new Disney+ streaming service and it will be the first live-action Star Wars story to debut outside of a movie theater. The first footage from the series was shown at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, where /Film got a first glimpse at it. Read The Mandalorian footage descripti...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Chicago, Jon-Favreau, Lucasfilm, Gina Carano, George Lucas, Mando, Werner Herzog, Herzog, Imperial, Cara, Carl-Weathers, Jabba

‘Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series’ First Impressions: Wielding a Lightsaber Never Felt So Good

At Star Wars Celebration 2019, fans can try out Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series, a new virtual reality video game from ILMxLAB coming to the Oculus Quest headset and Oculus Rift headsets this spring (watch the new trailer). But before Vader Immortal becomes available to the general public, I was able to get a sneak preview of the experience, and let me tell you, wielding a lightsaber has never felt so good. Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series is one of the most fun, immersive video game...
Tags: Movies, Video Games, Sci-fi, Sequels, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Luke Skywalker, Imperial, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Oculus Quest, Vader Immortal, Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series, Dark Lord of Sith

Alan Tudyk to Return as K-2SO in Disney’s Cassian Andor Series

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Alan Tudyk to return as K-2SO in Disney’s Cassian Andor series During Disney’s investor presentation yesterday, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy revealed that Alan Tudyk (Aladdin) is officially set to reunite with Diego Luna in the upcoming Rogue On spin-off series. Tudyk will be reprising his role as the former Imperial enforcer droid K-2SO, who was reprogrammed to help the Rebel Alliance. The prequel to the film will debut exclusively on Disney+. The untitled series...
Tags: Star Wars, TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Lucasfilm, Ben Mendelsohn, Luna, Rogue One, Whitaker, Kathleen Kennedy, Imperial, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Alan Tudyk, Tudyk

The Star Wars News Roundup for March 29, 2019

Star Wars news for the week of March 29, 2019 The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars‚Ćnews from the week of March 29, 2019 in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars‚Ćfan on everything from the latest Star Wars developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
Tags: Comics, Games, Hayden Christensen, TV, Movies, Stephen Colbert, US, Chicago, Canada, Cameron, Hasbro, Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker, Lando, Leia Organa, Scott Park

New short-pulse ultrasound technique enhances drug delivery to brains of mice

Scientists currently use long-wave pulses of ultrasound to deliver drugs, which can cause side effects. These new findings from Imperial on shorter-wave pulses could have implications for how drugs are used to help patients of Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases.
Tags: Health, Imperial

GPs fuelling Britain's poor cancer survival rates by failing to refer patients to specialists, Imperial study finds

GPs are fuelling Britain's poor cancer survival rates, with significantly better results seen in countries which allow patients to access hospitals directly, a study suggests. Researchers said the NHS system of “gatekeeping” - meaning that patients have to see a family doctor before being allowed to undergo tests or get a specialist assessment - was also linked with lower satisfaction among patients. The study by Imperial College London analysed 21 studies comparing different healthcare syst...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Britain, NHS, Imperial College London, Royal College Of Gps, Imperial, Helen Stokes Lampard, Jodie Moffat

CHANEL Spring-Summer 2019 Makeup Collection

With the release of the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2019 makeup collection, Lucia Pica has designed her boldest collection yet. Inspired by a trip to Japan and South Korea, the VISION D’ASIE: L’ART DU DÉTAIL collection explores the play of light, color and texture. The centerpiece of the Spring Summer Collection is the Les 9 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette in Edition N2 quintessence. The 9-pan palette has a variety of bold and neutral shades and textures. At first I thought the shades might be too much, ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Beauty, Lipstick, Chanel, Highlighter, Imperial, Eyeshadow, Affiliate Links, Press Sample(s, Lucia Pica, New Baume Essentiel, Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick, Infra Rose, Rouge Allure Liquid Powder

Ex-baseball star sentenced to 3 years on drug charges

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to federal drug charges involving 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of cocaine that he admitted he planned to distribute. Loaiza, 46, was sentenced Friday more than a year after he was arrested near a house in Imperial […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Nation, San Diego, Mlb, Imperial, Loaiza, Esteban Loaiza

Tobiassen Promoted to President of American Outdoor Brands Firearms Division

American Outdoor Brands SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – -( American Outdoor Brands Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: AOBC), one of the world's leading providers of firearms and quality products for the shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiast, today announced that Lane Tobiassen has been promoted to the role of President of the company’s Firearms Division. Tobiassen previously served as President of the company’s Electro-Optics Division, a business that will be combined with the c...
Tags: Guns, Wheeler, Thompson, Firearms, Smith & Wesson, Henry, University of Oregon, Imperial, Lane, UST, Caldwell, Schrade, Crimson Trace, Frankford, Tipton, Bubba

On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we thought we would make the Smugglers’ Radar into a weekly feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! On Ana’s Radar: Continuing with ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Robin Hood, New York Times, Sydney, Manhattan, Barry, Ana, Naboo, Robin, Charlotte, Phoenix, Rosie, Camille, Sana, Rachel

Infectious diseases could be diagnosed with smartphones in sub-Saharan Africa

A new Imperial-led review has outlined how health workers could use existing phones to predict and curb the spread of infectious diseases.
Tags: Imperial, Saharan Africa

Time-lapse map shows how winter rains have washed away California’s drought

What a difference a winter can make. On Jan. 1, three-quarters of California was in drought. Just eight weeks later, however, a succession of storms have washed drought conditions away from all but a splotch at the far north edge of the state, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Some of Southern California is still considered abnormally dry, which means there are some lingering water deficits. Considering what the state has been through in recent years, this is good news. “It’s certainly good...
Tags: Weather, News, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Drought, Sport, Soccer, El Nino, West Coast, Pacific Ocean, Southern California, Imperial, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, El Ninos

Who was the emperor of the United States?

Joshua Norton was once a successful businessman before he fell into ruin and what some contend to be madness.Norton declared himself Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico in 1859 "at the peremptory request and desire of a large majority of the citizens of these United States."During his time as emperor, Norton abolished Congress and political parties, requested the formation of the League of Nations, issued currency, and was much-loved by the people of San Francisco. None In the l...
Tags: London, Congress, Democracy, Mexico, Government, China, San Francisco, Poverty, History, United States, Innovation, Norton, Bay Bridge, Mary, San Francisco Chronicle, Imperial

Why Throw Out A Perfectly Good Brand After 23 Years?

Our name, The Metrick System, was born 23 years ago during the long transition from Imperial to Metric. Using my last name in the moniker might be considered clever had you met me.  For those hearing it for the first time, it is often thought of as the measurement system and spelled with a C, other creative spellings employed a K and occasionally X. Then there were those who thought we had... Read more on the CMA website.
Tags: Sem, Cma, Imperial, Metrick System

SEO Channel Context: An Analysis of Growth Opportunities

Posted by BrankoKToo often do you see SEO analyses and decisions being made without considering the context of the marketing channel mix. Equally as often do you see large budgets being poured into paid ads in ways that seem to forget there's a whole lot to gain from catering to popular search demand. Both instances can lead to leaky conversion funnels and missed opportunity for long term traffic flows. But this article will show you a case of an SEO context analysis we used to determine the imp...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Seo, Google Analytics, Google Shopping, Shark Tank, Ctr, Imperial, Facebook It, GTM, Google Sheets, Google Data Studio, Chris Penn, BrankoK, SEO Channel Context, BrankoKToo

Somewhere over the rebar rainbow, Desert X brings a splash of color to Coachella Valley

Desert X, a collection of public art so ambitious it crosses an international border, has returned to the Coachella Valley. This is the second edition of an event that launched in 2017 with the intention of returning every other year. The 2019 edition has “expanded in lots of ways,” according to artistic director Neville Wakefield, with more art in more places separated by more miles. Although headquartered in Palm Springs, this year’s collection has several works at the Salton Sea, a dying lake...
Tags: New York, Texas, Sport, Visual Arts, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Ed Ruscha, Theater, West Coast, Pasadena, Palm Springs, Jenny Holzer, East, Riverside, Sunnylands

The Star Wars News Roundup for January 25, 2019

Star Wars news for the week of January 25, 2019 The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars‚Ćnews from the week of January 25, 2019 in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || ...
Tags: Star Wars, Comics, Games, TV, Movies, Marvel, Disney, Stan Lee, Mark Hamill, Samuel L Jackson, Leia, Landry, Imperial, Germain Lussier, Erik Davis, The Star Wars News Roundup

Chanel Vision D'Asie: L'Art Du Detail Spring/Summer 2019 Collection

Elegant textures and poetic color come together in the Chanel Vision D'Asie: L'Art Du Detail Spring/Summer 2019 Collection  that finds resonance in the ordinary and the sublime in the apparently uninteresting. Les 9 Ombres New Harmony Edition N°2 Quintessence (limited edition) - $98 - a super soft, muted palette of transversal, complementary shades in a mix of 9 shimmer, high-shine and matte colours: satiny gold, satiny platinum, ivory champagne, matte beige, satiny gold green, matte brick red...
Tags: Shopping, Lipstick, Chanel, Nail Polish, Imperial, Christelle, Eyeshadow, Contouring, Makeup Collection, Palettes, Canada Lisamarie, Lisamarie, Le Vernis, Asie, Spring/Summer 2019, Chanel Vision

Star Wars Bits: A Cancelled Video Game, ‘Episode 9’ Theories, ‘Star Wars: By the Numbers’, and More

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: EA has cancelled one of its Star Wars video games How BB-8’s original design factored into Star Wars Resistance Teaser for Vader Immortal virtual reality experience A theory about what may happen in J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: Episode 9 When we might see footage from The Mandalorian And much more! Kotaku recently reported that EA cancelled an open-world Star Wars game which would have allowed gamers to play “as a scoundrel or bounty hunter who could explore ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, EA, Sequels, Reddit, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Jones, Forest Whitaker, Kylo Ren, Rey, Kotaku, J J Abrams, Redditor, Imperial

Coursera moves into healthcare education with 100 courses and 2 masters degrees

Coursera, the online learning startup valued at $850 million, has made its name primarily around its classes and degrees in information technology, data science and business. Now nearly seven years into its life, it’s tackling a new vertical. To tap into shifting economic and societal trends, Coursera is moving into health, with around 100 courses in 30 areas, along with two master’s degrees in public health, to help train people to fill current and future talent shortages in health informati...
Tags: Google, TC, Stanford, US, Tech, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Coursera, E-learning, University Of Michigan, Mckinsey, Imperial, Koller, Andrew Ng, Daphne Koller Coursera, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers NEA GSV

Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will have X-wing and TIE fighters

X-wing and TIE fighter starships are ready to join a fleet of Star Wars spacecraft already docked at the new Galaxy’s Edge themed land under construction at Disneyland. Disneyland plans to install a $250,000 X-wing and $250,000 TIE fighter at the new Star Wars land scheduled to debut in June, according to Anaheim building permits. The building permits mention Jon Richards Co., which runs a 42,000-square-foot scenic design shop in Mira Loma and a second location in Orlando, Fla. Jon Richards Co. ...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Soccer, Resistance, Disneyland, Orlando, Mickey Mouse, Anaheim, Imperial, Minnie, Mickey, Poe Dameron, ToonTown, Hollywood Studios, Buena Vista Street, Disney California Adventure

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