Super stoked to be partnering with @bumble_canada today because for every match in the app, Bumble is donating $0.02 in support of @Movember to raise awareness for men’s mental health. So I will encourage you all to download Bumble and get on a matching train. I love how @bumble_canada is not only giving you a chance to meet your future significant other 😉 but also, creating amazing opportunities to network with like minded people around you on @bumblebizz ⚡️. It’s time to get excited about meeting new and rad people while supporting a great cause ! #BumbleGivesBack#BumblePartner
Canada has placed four Chinese monitoring devices just 186 miles away from the US coast, near a major waterway used by a US nuclear submarine base, reports SCMP. The sensors were placed on the Endeavour segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge by a remote controlled Canadian Coast Guard submersible on June 27, and are now fully operational.
The instruments, which use hi-tech sensors to monitor the underwater environment, are connected to the Ocean Network Canada (ONC), a grid of marine observatories stretching from the northeast Pacific to the Arctic. While the network is operated by the University of Victoria in British Columbia, its four new additions are the property of the Sanya Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering, a unit of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which also developed and built them. -SCMP
Data from the sensors can be streamed in real-time to the Chinese institute's control center in the city of Sanya, located on the island province of Hainan.While there is no indication that the devices will be used to spy on the United States, both Canada and Beijing have refused to say what they're for, while the US State Department said it had "nothing to say" on the matter.
What is known is that information collected by the devices will help Chinese marine scientists better understand the environment of a strategic waterway close to the United States, and get a close look at the structure and operation of one of the world’s largest and most advanced underwater observatories.
While there is no evidence to suggest China’s military is involved with the project – there is also no suggestion the devices can be used to track submarines or other vessels – maritime environmental data is equally valuable to both civilian and non-civilian researchers.
Some Chinese government research websites have suggested the positioning of the monitoring devices could be a precursor to China building its own network in the region. -SCMP #china#canada#underwatermonitoring#monitoringdevices#juandefuca#pnw#underwaternetworking
Tower card, one in a series in process, hope to publish the deck September 2019. This is a prophetic piece, starting with a flow of consciousness sketch in 2012 on a mini canvas. It puzzled me and I really did not understand or like the art. A Loch Ness monster coming up under San Francisco? Then While watching an earthquake forecast, I realized it had a deeper meaning, Juan de Fuca! I painted it in 2016 since then I’ve been watching the earth plates shift and change and realize it is a very intense art piece that continues to evolve. #towercard#tarotart#innerhiking#juandefuca#earthquake#dutchsinse
We went to Anacortes to hike Sugarloaf last night... Have never hiked while it was dark out, necessitating a headlamp over my stocking cap & carrying the Lumix FZ35... which I think needs new battery...could’ve been the catalyst for the previous owner to drop it off at Goodwill of Seattle. Nevertheless, I set the ‘sunset setting’ on the camera and crossed my fingers.
Happy Birthday Nallu! Feels really weird not having you here and I really miss you 😞 I miss having someone who’s honesty I can rely on ~ someone who understands everything I cryptically talk about ~ I miss having someone I can drag to random places, every time I get a have a bright idea #meteorshowers#juandefuca#2amburgers 😬👍🏻~ Someone who puts up with my ‘grandma-ness’ 🤦🏻♀️👵🏻 #kabocha ~~ I miss having a teammate that always has my back , even when they want to strangle me ~ But mostly, I miss having someone else’s closet to raid on my ‘nothing-looks-right’ days khekhekhekhe 🤪🤫
It’s only 6more weeks, so hang there! I promise we will make you so sick of Vancouver that you’ll wana run back to school. Hakuna Matata!
P.s - that jar of nails is doing good in my care 😏 Lou ju! ❤️