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Boeing’s new Mark Berryman BBJ MAX cabins impress

The Boeing Business Jet is back, with the new 737 MAX-derived BBJ seeing an order this week at NBAA, in the context of growing demand for private aviation driven by COVID. As part of this BBJ renaissance, Boeing is working with yacht design consultants Mark Berryman, and has released two new cabin designs. If you hear “yacht design” and immediately hear floor-to-ceiling wood sort of space, good news: Berryman has created elegant, international cabins, avoiding “Below Deck Above Clouds” pastiche.
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Bradenton Herald

You don’t have to go to the Keys for large bonefish — but don’t tell anyone

For commercial fisherman Trever Flathman, there are still surprises for him as he covers waters worldwide in search of fish for market. “I see a lot of cool things people don’t normally get to see,” the Bradenton native Flathman said. “Commercial fishing I’m on the water so much there’s always stuff that surprises me.”
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New Research Dispels Theory That First Americans Came From Japan

For decades, scientists speculated that Native Americans were related the Jomon, an ancient people who settled in Japan about 15,000 years ago. Similarities between archaeological materials found on both sides of the Pacific Ocean pointed to this possibility. New genetic research of teeth and physical analysis of skeletal remains of...
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DU's former Korbel School dean nominated by Biden as ambassador to Serbia

President Joe Biden nominated Christopher Hill, the dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver from 2010 to 2017, to serve as ambassador to Serbia. Before joining DU, Hill retired from the foreign service in 2010 after serving as ambassador to Iraq. During his...

The GOP Isn’t Dead. Kill It With Fire | Steve Berman

Kill it, kill it with fire. This is what you do when your house is overrun with these nasties, building their webs, laying their egg sacks inside the walls, and producing thousands of baby spiders to repeat the process. Apropos of nothing really, northeast Georgia has been invaded by an...

US should correct wrongs by ending propaganda war against China

For decades, US politicians have been engaging in smear campaigns against China, an apt example being the reckless China bashing in almost every presidential campaign. The propaganda war against China escalated after the Donald Trump administration took power and further intensified when it launched all-out trade, tech and ideological wars against China, reversing decades of US policy.

Analysis of ancient teeth questions theory that Native Americans originated from Japan

Native Americans may not have originated in Japan as previous archaeological evidence has suggested, according to a new study of ancient teeth. For years, archaeologists had predicted that the first people to live in North America descended directly from a group called the Jomon, who occupied ancient Japan about 15,000 years ago, the same time people arrived in North America around 15,000 years ago via the Bering Land Bridge, a strip of land that previously connected Russia to North America before sea levels rose above it. This theory is based on archaeological similarities in stone tools, especially projectile weapons, found in Native American and Jomon settlements.
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Retired Diplomat Hill Is Biden's Choice for Envoy to Serbia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday said he intends to nominate longtime diplomat Christopher Hill to be ambassador to Serbia. Hill retired from the foreign service in 2010 after serving as ambassador to Iraq. During his career, he helped negotiate a peace settlement in 1995 to put an end to the 3 1/2-year Bosnian war and was head of the U.S. delegation in 2003 to six-nation talks aimed at trying to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear program.

Manila's new airport: opportunity to build with nature

(MENAFN- Asia Times) A new airport under construction in a key wetland habitat just north of the Philippine capital is an environmental and social disaster in the making, unless action is taken now. The 2,500-hectare complex in Bulacan province just north of Manila threatens to destroy a large chunk of...

Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS4) REVIEW – Proof You Can Buy Peace

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is the first video game from Ember Lab and they’ve certainly made one hell of an impression. From the instant the game was unveiled last summer, it immediately garnered comparisons to works like Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra just based on its aesthetic and promise of a magical adventure heavily inspired by East Asian cultures.

Matarbari port part of Japan’s Indo-Pacific plan

Japan on Thursday expressed hope of receiving pragmatic cooperation from Bangladesh in realising its vision of free and open Indo-Pacific which is a top priority in the foreign policy of the East Asian country. ‘Japan sees Bangladesh as an important partner regarding the vision of free and open Indo-Pacific. This...

Where 5G Is Most Widely Available

Even though the 5G mobile broadband standard was introduced relatively recently, the first applications for 6G technology are already being issued by countries like China, the U.S., Japan and South Korea. According to data from Open Signal, all of these countries still have a long way to go when it comes to widespread 5G coverage though.
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Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc Gifts Inscribed 15-Volume History of Vietnam to Columbia

In a formal gathering on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc presented an inscribed complete set of Lịch Sử Việt Nam (History of Viet Nam), a significant recent study of the nation’s history, to faculty of Columbia University. In remarks during the ceremony on September 22, 2021, at the Vietnam Permanent Mission to the U.N., President Phúc acknowledged the contributions of the Vietnamese Studies program at Columbia for promoting greater understanding between Vietnam and the United States.

Caryn Coville – Artist Showcase

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Caryn Coville has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase. Caryn is an award-winning artist based in...

Official Launching of Regional Flyway Initiative

On 14th October, The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP), in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and BirdLife International today launched the Regional Flyway Initiative (RFI), a long-term joint program to scale up the restoration of key wetland ecosystems and sustainable management in the East Asian- Australasian Flyway (EAA Flyway).

Microsoft Is Shutting Down LinkedIn for China

Microsoft is officially pulling the plug on LinkedIn for China, as the company aims to meet “great compliance requirements” in the East Asian country with a new job listing app. Western social media companies and China have never been a great mix, with a wide range of regulations getting in...

Shin Megami Tensei V daily demon vol. 151 – Kikuri-Hime

Atlus has shared the latest daily demon video for Shin Megami Tensei V. The latest featured demon is Kikuri-Hime, check out the video and some details on this demon’s background below. Here’s some of the history behind Kikuri-Hime from the Megami Tensei wiki:. Kikuri-Hime-no-mikoto (菊理姫 or 菊理媛命) means “Priestess Chrysanthemum.”...