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2023.06.08 12:58 NomadicxNature Everyone in Maryland please be smart today!
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Avoid the outdoors if possible, and if not then at least cover your face with something. This feels worse than the burn puts we had to deal with in Afghanistan. submitted by NomadicxNature to maryland [link] [comments]
2023.06.08 12:58 mchithane123 Vastu Shastra: Enhancing Prosperity in Your Office Space
Designing an office space that fosters productivity and success is a priority for every business. Many individuals believe that incorporating Vastu Shastra principles into their office can attract luck, fortune, and financial prosperity. Vastu Shastra, an ancient Indian architectural science, provides guidelines for designing and arranging spaces to harness positive energies. If you are interested in aligning your office with Vastu principles, here are some essential tips and guidelines to consider.
The Direction of the Office Building
When constructing an office or commercial building, it is crucial to adhere to Vastu principles to ensure prosperity and good fortune. The direction of the office building can significantly influence the success of the business. For service-oriented businesses, the east direction is considered favorable. The north direction, associated with the lord of wealth, Kuber, is ideal for profit-making enterprises. Depending on the nature of your business, the north, northeast, or northwest directions may also be beneficial. Additionally, when selecting a location for your office, ensure that the property is surrounded by roads that are in use.
The arrangement of seats in the office plays a vital role in maximizing productivity and promoting positive energy flow. Here are some seating arrangement tips according to Vastu Shastra:
- Entrepreneurs and business owners should sit facing the north, east, or northeast directions to encourage growth and new beginnings.
- Marketing and sales personnel should face the northeast direction to enhance proactiveness. Their seating position can be in the northwest direction.
- Account department officials should sit in the southeast corner and face the northeast direction.
- Managers, directors, and executives should sit in the southwest, south, or west corner of the office to facilitate better decision-making.
Employees should also consider facing the north or east while working, as it improves productivity. It is advisable to avoid sitting directly under a light beam. If unavoidable, you can cover the beam with a wooden board to minimize its impact.
The entrance of your office plays a crucial role in attracting positive energies. Ideally, the entrance should face the north, northeast, or northwest direction. These directions are considered auspicious and bring positivity and financial gains. The north direction, associated with the lord of wealth, is particularly beneficial for accelerating financial growth. To create a positive first impression, ensure that the entrance is clean, clutter-free, and well-lit.
Creating Positive Energy
To foster a positive and conducive work environment, it is important to keep the office space clean, organized, and clutter-free. Store documents, stationery, and other items in locked cabinets when not in use. Avoid sleeping at your desk, as it can attract negative energies. When sitting in a cabin, make sure your back does not face the door to avoid feelings of distrust. Hang a picture of a mountain scenery behind your seat and place a turquoise pyramid on your desk to promote support and communication among colleagues.
Office Décor and Interiors
The colors and décor in your office can significantly impact the energy flow and overall ambiance. Here are some guidelines for office décor according to Vastu Shastra:
- Use bright colors for the walls, as they spread positivity and reflect light. Blue is suitable for the southern wall, while green promotes harmony and can be used for the southwestern wall.
- Place a mirror or Kuber Yantra in the north direction or on the northern wall to enhance financial health.
- Avoid piling up finished goods in the northeast direction. Instead, store them in the northwest direction to ensure smooth clearance of unsold stock.
- Place your safe in the southwest corner, facing the northeast direction, to promote prosperity and security.
- Install a water fountain in the north zone for career growth and positive energy flow. Avoid placing fountains that flow outward.
Proper lighting is essential for creating a vibrant and energetic workspace. Natural light is considered auspicious, so try to maximize its use in your office. If possible, place workstations near windows to allow employees to benefit from natural light. Use full-spectrum light bulbs that mimic natural light for artificial lighting. Avoid dim or flickering lights, as they can create a dull and stagnant atmosphere.
Office Furniture and Placement
The choice and placement of office furniture can significantly impact the energy flow in your office. Here are some tips:
- Use ergonomic furniture that promotes comfort and productivity. Uncomfortable or broken furniture can hinder work efficiency.
- Avoid sharp-edged furniture, as it can create negative energy. Opt for rounded or curved furniture designs instead.
- Ensure that furniture is placed in a way that allows for smooth movement and doesn't block any pathways or doors.
- Arrange desks and workstations in a manner that encourages collaboration and teamwork.
- Avoid cluttered and disorganized desks, as they can obstruct the flow of positive energy. Encourage employees to keep their workstations tidy and organized.
Meeting Room Placement
If your office has a meeting room or conference room, its placement is crucial for productive and successful meetings. Ideally, the meeting room should be located in the northwest or northeast direction of the office. This promotes clear communication, effective decision-making, and successful outcomes. Ensure that the meeting room is well-lit, properly ventilated, and free from any distractions or negative energy.
Introducing plants into your office space can bring freshness, vitality, and positive energy. Plants are known to purify the air, improve concentration, and reduce stress. Here are some recommendations for using plants in your office according to Vastu:
- Place small plants or bonsai trees on employees' desks to enhance creativity and productivity.
- Use money plants (Epipremnum aureum) near the entrance or in the north zone to attract wealth and prosperity.
- Place lucky bamboo plants (Dracaena sanderiana) in the east or southeast direction for growth and good fortune.
- Avoid placing thorny plants or cacti in the office, as they can create negative energy.
According to Vastu Shastra, balancing the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and space) in the office creates a harmonious environment. Here are some tips for balancing these elements:
- Earth: Use earthy colors like brown and yellow in the office decor. You can also place a crystal or gemstone on your desk to connect with the earth element.
- Water:Install an aquarium or a water feature in the northeast direction to attract positive energy and prosperity. Ensure that the water is clean and the aquarium is well-maintained.
- Fire:Use proper lighting and incorporate the fire element through the use of candles or decorative lamps. Avoid using harsh or excessive lighting that can create a stressful environment.
- Air:Maintain good air circulation and quality in the office by opening windows, using air purifiers, and incorporating indoor plants that improve air quality.
- Space:Keep the office well-organized and clutter-free to allow for the free flow of energy. Avoid overcrowding the space with unnecessary furniture or equipment.
Remember, while Vastu Shastra principles can provide guidance for creating a harmonious and prosperous office environment, it is also important to consider practical aspects and individual preferences. Adapting Vastu guidelines to suit your specific office layout and requirements can help create a positive and conducive workspace for success. Also read: Choosing Between 1BHK and 2BHK Apartments: Which One is Best for You?
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2023.06.08 12:58 BBBG214 Anyone ever had this?
Roommate and I ordered Taco Bell last night around 11 and he went down to leave masks for the driver because New York looks like an apocalyptic wasteland right now. Anyway, food shows up, we hear the guy open our screen door to take the masks but then this man OPENS OUR DOOR AND WALKS INTO OUR APARTMENT??
We thought it was the cat making noise on the stairs and then we heard a guy call out, “hello?”
What in the actual fuck would possess someone to walk into someone else’s home? Was he going to feed it to me next? Honestly thank god my roommate was home because he’s a guy but if it was just me??
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2023.06.08 12:58 Life_Description_855 I'm so sorry
I never really made a post like this before so I don't even know what to write.
I guess I'll start with I fucked up. I been fucking up. And I will always continue to fuck up.
I (M27) really love my gf (F24). But it took me too long to realize that.
We are in a long distance relationship for the last 2 or so years, although we met much earlier.
I always really liked her, but it wasn't until she almost left me did I fucken realize.
We met online and met for the first time last year. It was an amazing time. We both traveled out of the country alone for the first time and met in the middle. (of the world) (kinda)
But soon after I started screwing around like always. And I met this girl of some app. I only ever spoke to this new girl a few times and we tried to have sex once, but didn't actually.
Soon after I stopped this shit and cleaned up my phone and act. I was gonna do better.
But then on our last trip, which was earlier this year, she found some texts and chat and found the truth about what I did.
She forgave me then, at least she tried her best. Soon after the trip was over she became a little different. More distant.
Soon we were okay again but now I was out of a job and smoking weed or nicotine here and there.
Mind you the reason I lost the job was cause I choose to go with her on the trip over back home and doing my WFH job.
I had already cancelled plans before and didn't want to hurt her in any way.
So once I'm back she wants me to get my act straight. She gave me 1 month to fix everything up.
Get a job, loose the weed and nic.
And I did that. I found a cash job while I finish my study and I gave up all the shit I did.
Idk what happened to me after that day she almost left.
Now I can't sleep unless I talk to her, I spend hours waiting for her. She's all I think about and all I love.
But a while ago I was diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety, depression and the works. So I started my meds but they made me so very emotional.
So much that I basically had a panic attack and was taken to the ER. (I am in UK so it's free)
After I got out I made vids and send them to her, until she came back home. And she called and we talked and I was over the moon.
I expressed everything to her properly. For the first time I could cry and be me.
But the nect day she calls me out on being fake and a liar. And I do not blame her one bit.
I lied to her a lot. And I do dumb shit a lot. I know. I regret it. I am already working on it.
The next day we fought and she went out and I got another panic attack. This time I took vids and pics to show her.
Again things were fine. Until a few days ago when I said I'd do something cute and special for her, but due to time difference and me working plus study and meds. I just came home and fell asleep.
I talked to her a few days ago and she said she doesn't love me anymore. She doesn't get excited anymore.
Never have I ever been hurt by those words. But they carve right through you.
She's been a lot more mean to me last few weeks. But as I understand. And as she admitted. She can't seem to leave. She loves me a lot, or at least used to.
So she wnats me to leave and yesterday I did that. I said bye and hanged up.
Idk what I will do next. The thing is I never imagined life without her. Or ever thought she'd ever not be here..
I understand this all could have been so very differently had I not always screwed shit up.
And when I started to do right. I think I over did it. From sending her letters daily, long sweet vn, vids for every hour of the day.
Just last week I told her I wanted to do something for her and she was all happy woth me. But then she came back later and was all mad and that you're useless etc.
I bought a quill and ink to write her a hand written note. For when I meet her.
She just made fun of it and me. And it's not the first time.
I know she doesn't mean it, this girl loved me more than I deserved.
She left her fam to live alone and work in another country, just so we'd have enough money and chnace to meet each other until she is able to get her study visa and be here with me.
She used to listen to me so carefully while I used my phone during calls. Now it's the other way around.
She'd stay up late for me and talk to me no matter the mood. While I ignored and was taking her for granted. Now she's doing the same to me.
It's so funny and sad. I don't hate her for it.
But I think it's time. I want to be free and I want her to live as well.
I know you probably won't ever see this and I don't ever want you to. I just wish I'd changed earlier.
I'm sorry for everything and the mistakes. I'm sorry for the lying and cheating. I'm sorry that I took you for granted.
I'm probably going to simply distance her away as far as I can and make sure she can't ever contact me or my family.
I just need some help writing a proper goodbye note to my family and to her.
I just want to leave this place. I'm ready to be free. I'm finally ready for peace.
Ps. I'm sorry for mistakes and the jumping around. I haven't slept or eaten due to my new adhd MEd dose.
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2023.06.08 12:58 Sean797 Critique my smart home
I’m just about to start modernising my new home, replacing heating system, complete electric rewire, insulation, etc.. lots of work really.
I’m trying to plan some smart home components, where i can A) ensure local only, and B) use wired protocols as much as possible, and looking for thoughts and inputs on this list, plus anything I might want to consider?
- Shelly Pro relays: all circuits terminating in a central location
- Dimmers (?) could use Shelly, but these are wireless
- Unifi access points & PoE switch
- AmpliPi Multi room Audio controller.
- TODO: Speakers required.
- External Cameras:
- Pressure sensor for beds
- VRV or VRF system. I’m yet to look into manufactures/systems that are compatible with Home Assistant
Additional i’m planning on laying additional ethernet and wired alarm cable for konnected everywhere for potential future applications
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2023.06.08 12:57 Canine0001 My vet bill was forgiven when I tried to pay it.
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My medium sized dog had hookworms again due to walk-by licking, so I took her in for the usual treatment. While there. I also updated her shots. Bill came to over $150.00. I paid, and went home to start the fight to give her the meds…always interesting since she’s 70 lbs, very clever, and the meds apparently taste awful. Next day, I received a phone call…instead of charging me, they gave me a refund of the bills amount. I went down and paid again. Yesterday, I saw that they never canceled the refund. submitted by Canine0001 to MadeMeSmile [link] [comments]
I called them and explained that I still owed them the money, only to hear “Bless your heart! I really don’t think you do!” Just like that, they forgave the debt because I kept trying to pay it.
Pup is fine now, and we both learned new ways to avoid taking medicine…and how to clean medicine off my shoes.
2023.06.08 12:56 njrivs Am I doing something wrong?
This is sort of a hot take, but I feel this is really the only way for me to air out my thoughts while being semi-anonymous.
I'm 21 (almost 22), a virgin (go figure) and in the military. While serving has been the best thing going for me physically, mentally is a different animal. My mind is just one big clusterfuck of lustful fantasies involving being with women I barely know which has escalated to the point where these fantasies involve sex, marriage and children. I have 1 interaction with a woman who happens to be given me unwarranted attention in the moment and I'm head over heels for her. I'm too big of a pussy to actually go out of my way to talk to her. So I resort more to my 'comfort zone' and just fantasize. It's like an unhealthy escape for me. I fear rejection and I obviously can't taste rejection in my mind because nobody can tap into my brain more than I can. When it comes to rejection, I stress many things like my appearance, mannerisms, having a lot in common her, and ultimately, acceptance. On the latter, I feel like the women I work with or fantasize about are seeking materialistic things. You have to be in-shape with a good sense of humor and good taste in music, video games, movies, etc. Women gravitate to those men, not those who are visibly struggling and just want an equal opportunity at love. Like myself, they're often overlooked. Why? Maybe they'd be a burden to them and being with somebody who has more of their shit together is within the woman's comfort zone. They just don't want to be bothered; Or maybe I'm seeking the wrong woman.
But I try everyday to make up for the ignorance that has plagued my life for so many years, all because I had a deep hatred for those people. When I was younger, I was too focused on going against the norm, thinking that was the solution to peace-of-mind, and giving into the norm was a weakness to me, but ironically it made my situation a lot worse and now I find myself depressed and vengeful. If I wasn't serving the military, which is the best thing that has happened to me in life so far; If I was still living at that broken home and going to college for some dead-end degree, with absolutely nothing going for me, I would've probably killed myself.
I have a new lease on life from where I'm at, but it unfortunately comes with this never-ending longing for a woman with whom I can celebrate her differences as she can mine. At this point, I feel like with a woman, I can finally find peace and be an overall happier person.
Is my thinking flawed? How can I stop fantasizing and how can I at least offset my lustful desires? How can you guys be virgins and stay sane (lol)? I appreciate your time nonetheless.
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2023.06.08 12:56 fenceanddeckmd How to Create a Deck Project Budget in an Annapolis Home
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Adding a Deck to Your Annapolis Home Can Be a Fantastic Way to Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space, Increase Your Property Value, and Create a Beautiful Area for Relaxation and Entertainment. However, Before You Embark on Your Deck Project, It's Essential to Establish a Budget to Ensure You Stay Within Your Financial Limits. by Carefully Planning and Estimating Your Expenses, You Can Avoid Unexpected Costs and Enjoy the Process of Creating Your Dream Deck. Here Are Some Steps to Help You Create a Deck Project Budget in Annapolis. Determine the Deck Size and Design:
the First Step in Creating a Deck Project Budget Is to Decide on the Size and Design of Your Deck. Consider the Available Space in Your Backyard and Think About How You Intend to Use the Deck. Will It Be a Simple Platform, or Do You Envision Multiple Levels with Features Like Built-In Seating or a Pergola? the Size and Complexity of Your Deck Builder in Annapolis
Will Significantly Impact the Overall Cost. Research Material Options:
There Are Various Decking Materials Available, Each with Its Own Price Range. Common Options Include Pressure-Treated Wood, Cedar, Composite, and PVC Decking. Research the Pros and Cons of Each Material, Including Durability, Maintenance Requirements, and Aesthetic Appeal. Compare Prices and Factor in Long-Term Costs When Selecting the Material for Your Deck.
https://preview.redd.it/5v4yf9a1zr4b1.jpg?width=612&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=4a44713a36d6fc33dd791b8589e2aa8157e0ede8 Get Multiple Quotes:
Once You Have a Rough Idea of Your Deck's Design and the Material You Want to Use, Reach Out to Several Reputable Contractors in Annapolis to Get Detailed Quotes. Be Sure to Provide Them with Your Design Plans and Any Specific Requirements You May Have. Request a Breakdown of Costs, Including Labor, Materials, Permits, and Any Additional Expenses That May Arise During Construction.
2023.06.08 12:55 autotldr India not planning to invite Ukraine to G20 summit in September
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NEW DELHI - India is not planning to invite Ukraine to the summit of the Group of 20 industrialized and developing nations in September, its external affairs minister said Thursday. Summary Source FAQ Feedback Top keywords: Ukraine#1 India#2 Russia#3 G20#4 war#5
India has avoided condemning Russia's war in Ukraine and has sought to end it through diplomacy and dialogue.
The Ukraine war and the disruption in global food and fuel supplies are expected to be high on the agenda of the G20 summit in New Delhi.
ADVERTISEMENT. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the sidelines of the summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations in Japan in May. It was their first meeting since Russia invaded Ukraine in February last year.
In April, Ukraine asked India to supply medicine and medical equipment and help it rebuild war-damaged infrastructure.
Responding to Ukraine's request, India's External Affairs Ministry said that in addition to providing medicine and medical equipment, India would also supply school buses to Ukraine.
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2023.06.08 12:55 PandemoniumYeah ⭐ English musical theatre in Amsterdam! ⭐
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The Cauldron is a performing arts foundation (https://www.cauldronperformingarts.com
) dedicated to bringing diverse and innovative, English speaking musical theater to Amsterdam for amateurs and semi-professionals
. Check out the website for current and previous musicals!
Amsterdam is home to between 80,000-110,000 expats who all speak English as a common language, and yet there are only a small handful of theater companies that put on shows in English. We commit to engage with the expat community, and contribute to the arts economy by targeting an audience that currently doesn't have many opportunities to enjoy musical theater here.
Simultaneously, we aim to enrich the musical theater scene for the Dutch audiences as well.
The Cauldron also organizes Musical Karaoke Nights i
n Amsterdam . We’ve decided to make these karaoke nights a regular thing throughout the year to provide plenty of chances for people to share their talent in a fun and low pressure environment! Jazz & Blues Spotlight,
an extraordinary musical gathering where the soulful sounds of blues and jazz
take center stage. The goal of this event is to create a community of musicians, and to give everyone a chance to show off, experiment, and perform in front of a loving audience. Beginners are very welcome! We believe that mistakes are an essential part of growth, and "Jazz & Blues Spotlight" provides a nurturing environment where new talents can thrive, gain experience, and build confidence on stage.
But there's more! The Cauldron also offers workshops
like tapdancing, English Voice and Speech and dance showcases (SIX, Moulin Rouge).
2023.06.08 12:55 Popular_Argument_138 My (30F) husband (35M) might be having an emotional affair
This is probably gonna be lengthy because it’s been going on for awhile.
My (30F) husband (35M) has a relationship with a coworker that just makes my spidey-sense tingle.
For context, we've been together for almost 5 years and got in engaged in February 2020, right before Covid hit. And my husband started the job he is at now back in September 2020. He instantly clicked with one of the girls (he’s the only man in the office), let’s call her Molly, and couldn’t stand anyone else. At first, I had no issues towards her, not even when she mentioned to him that she was gonna “creep” my facebook. Or when she would just always compliment my eyebrows, only my eyebrows, asking whether I got them done, or I do them myself.
Flash forward to May 2021, and we were on vacation with my sister and her fiancé, starting to plan our destination wedding. The whole time we were out planning, he would be snap chatting her, and at one point he snapped a picture of my sister (we look nothing alike), and she asked him if it was his fiancé or her sister, which I thought was kinda weird for someone who said they were gonna creep someone’s social media, or just for the fact that I knew he showed her a picture of me before (our engagement photos) But it wasn’t weird enough I really thought anything of it.
In August 2021, I found out I was unexpectedly pregnant, so we decided to have our wedding a whole year early. In September 2021, I was hospitalized for 4 days, with an infection that if the antibiotics didn’t work and I ended up needing surgery, I would lose the pregnancy. 4 days I sat in the hospital by myself, even though he was off of work. My husband (then fiancé) only came to visit one of the days I was there, for a couple of hours, and the whole time he snap chatted Molly, and was asking me about my eyebrows, again. Didn’t even try to comfort me about the fact I had to turn my phone off because my family was bombarding me with messages of my dad’s infidelity.
We got married in October 2021, and it was a beautiful, last minute ceremony (I planned it all by myself without any input from him), that he really wanted to do before the baby came. Toward the end of October, we went to see a professional hockey game since my boss offered us tickets right on the ice by the team. As we were there, he was telling me one of his friends was also there, and he showed me a Snapchat his friend sent him. Once that Snapchat finished, it went back to his inbox of messages and I seen his coworker wrote him. He didn’t open it while I was looking, and I as turned my attention back to the game, out of the corner of my eye I seen him turn his phone away from my view and start typing. I didn’t say anything until a couple days later and I asked if this was something I should worry about and he assured me it was nothing, and that she was even trying to convince her boyfriend to have a baby so I literally had nothing to worry about. I expressed it was weird that she was had to “convince” her long time boyfriend to have a baby, especially at the time I was pregnant. But, I let it go thinking it was just my hormones.
After this, I noticed he would be texting her or snapping her, even more outside of work. He gets out at 4:30, and would sometimes be texting her until 8:30-9:30pm. Eventually in late November, we traveled to see his favorite football team,. I got him super good seats, that were expensive, for his birthday, booked a hotel, and we made a weekend of it. This time when I seen his Snapchat, I noticed they were best friends on there. And that was just a huge red flag for me.
The following night, after we got home, I asked him about her being his best friend on Snapchat and expressed how uncomfortable it made me, and expressed that I’ve had this feeling in the past and brushed it off and I was actually right about the situation. He told me I couldn’t take my past out on him. That he would never cheat on me. I asked him to delete her off Snapchat and only converse with her where the messages could be recorded (text message and g-chat at work). He said he would just delete his whole Snapchat account. Now, my husband is super outgoing and really likes his social media so this felt weird to me, and I told him it was strange he’d to go to such an extent for a coworker. I also told him I didn’t want him bringing her up to me at any time (he talked about her a lot). He also posted a picture of me to social media that weekend with a cowboy filter, mentioning “sometimes I’m his wife, sometimes a cowboy, but I’ll always be his baby mama”. Molly commented on the post and emphasized “always be your baby mama” with laughing emojis, which my husband reacted with a laughing emoji too. Even though I expressed in the past how I felt about being called his baby mama (I don’t like it), and one of the reasons he pushed to get married before the baby was born was because he promised his grandma he wouldn’t have a kid before marriage. I’m not only the mother of his child, but his wife, and by calling me his baby mama, he’s down playing my role in his life.
We got into an argument about it all and didnt talk for a few days. We work opposite schedules, so instead of going to stay with my parents and having to answer questions, I would avoid the times we would be at home together because I needed some space. Eventually he texted me to apologize, and said that I need to trust him. That he would never cheat on me. I told him no one thinks they’re gonna cheat, and he don’t know how he would react when put into that situation, but I would like him to avoid even being put into that situation where it’s a possibility since our bodies do have physiological reactions, and I have experienced that before personally. He told me he would delete her off Snapchat and only talk to her through text or g-chat so if I wanted to read the messages I could. That he never meant to make me feel like he was prioritizing her, and didn’t stop to think how he’d feel if the roles were reversed.
I never asked if he deleted her off Snapchat, I figured I should at least trust him to do what he says. But I have gone through his messages with her and most of it is innocent. There was one message where she took a screenshot of her conversation with one of the techs where she asked him to take her for a ride in his corvette, and she sent it to my husband and said “look who asked me out”. My husband asked her “isn’t he married”, and she responded “don’t tell anyone though”.
My husband knows I have gone through his phone, like he told me I could, but has made indirect comments about how nobody should go through their SO phone. Relationships are all about trust, etc. he also snap chatted me a picture of all the conversations he had going with the office girls on g-chat, and I noticed Molly’s history was turned off. I asked him if he knew this and he said “lol yeah”. After a few months of not bringing her up, and sneaking away to text her back instead of doing it in front me (like going to the bathroom, or stopping in the middle of walking to type), then he started to casually bring her back into our conversations again.
In April 2022 I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. I had to have an emergency c-section, so once the baby came out, I told my husband to go with her and the nurses. A couple of weeks after, my gut told me to check his messages. I did and I seen he sent a picture of my baby to Molly 10 minutes after she was born, after he sent it in a group chat to his parents and sister. She got a picture before my parents and siblings. She got a picture while I was still cut open on the table and I didn’t even get to see my until 5 minutes after he sent Molly the picture. When I asked why he sent her a picture 10 minutes after she was born, he said “because she asked for one”. My baby was also born late at night. This was the hardest part to swallow. He only knew this girl for a year and half, and she was so important that she got pictures immediately? After the most important people of in his life? He didn’t even send pictures to his best friend that he’s been friends with for over 20 years, until late the next morning.
While I was on maternity leave, his manager asked him to work a half hour later to close on the days his “bff” (what his manager called Molly) had to close. I told him this made me uncomfortable, them being alone for a half hour, and that his manager knew he wouldn’t say no to closing just because it was with her. This entire 1st year of postpartum, I definitely feel like we’ve grown apart in our relationship. Of course we’re navigating being new to parenthood, but it just seems like he’s always angry with me. Making snide remarks. Giving me dirty looks. And still just coming home talking about Molly.
I finally got to meet Molly at his work holiday party, and it was completely awkward. Not only did she barely say hi to me, she almost didn’t even shake my hand i had extended out to her, but her boyfriend treated my husband coldly (he normally makes friend with everyone, anywhere he goes). We put our jackets to sit by them, and went around to mingle some more, and she let someone move them so we couldn’t sit by them, and then they ended up leaving extra early. The vibes were just totally off.
The most recent incidence was he was talking to our daughter, and I was listening and made a comment about something he said and he told my daughter that I’m always eavesdropping and reading. I asked what he meant, and he said “you know, since you read through my messages”, and I told him to ask me the last time I went through his messages, so he did, and I told him that I haven’t since a couple weeks after my baby was born. He said this was shocking and he didn’t know if it was a good thing or not that I trust him.
This also isn’t the first issue we’ve had over a coworker. At his previous job, I seen him messaging a coworker talking stuff about me and how he didn’t think I would be helpful after construction was done in our house. When I confronted him, he cried and begged me not to leave him. He even stopped talking to her. Which makes his reaction with this situation regarding Molly more suspicious to me.
I can’t tell if I’m going crazy, or if my husband has feelings for Molly. He’s also had conversations with her mom (says she calls the office). Writes on her Facebook wall about random things teasing her (which is his love language). I feel like he treats her the way he treats me and he shouldn’t be treating anyone else like he treats me. He even talks to her more than me. And most times we talk, it’s about the care for our daughter. Even when we’re intimate, he seems different than he did before meeting her. I feel like I’ve been going outta my mind the last year trying to make sense of this, holding resentment. And I just don’t feel comfortable to keep bringing it up, and having the same conversation again. So here I am on Reddit, looking for advice on my situation
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2023.06.08 12:55 HKing42 Introducing 1yr old adopted dog to 14yr old resident
Hi all! Looking for some advice to help myself and our dogs. I will preface with a bit of background. When I was about 8 I was attached by a large dog and bitten several times. After that, I was terrified of dogs - would cross the road to avoid any interaction at all, and sometimes would avoid going for a walk on my owns street for fear of free roaming dogs. This all came to an abrupt halt when I met my partner (we've now been together 10 years) who had two dogs - a Newfoundland/Labrador Cross and a LabradoSpringer Spaniel cross, both four years old. I figured that if I wanted to be with my partner I had to be okay with dogs, and he was an angel in introducing me and them at just the right pace. Now, our remaining dog (LabxSpaniel) is my absolute best friend and I wouldn't trade him for the world.
We had been considering another dog for quite some time, and last week our local SPCA called with what seems like a perfect match. About 1 year old, Labrador mix, with a leg injury which prevents him from going on long walks or engaging in much rambunctious play, which for our senior dog is pretty perfect. He has mostly recovered from the injury - requires simple physio exercises every day which he is very good about doing.
We did a dog meet and the SPCA said it was a gold star meet - nobody was too interested in the other, no animosity, just a pretty chill meet. So we decided to go through with the adoption! We brought new doggo home yesterday and did a meet and walk on neutral ground, allowed the new dog to check out our house on leash while senior dog went for a solo walk with me, then introduced them inside the home with new dog on a leash all evening.
Senior dog is now showing some fear and annoyance. While new dog isn't meant to play much, he is still far more playful than our senior dog and was trying to engage yesterday a bit. Senior dog gave a bark and nip to get him to back off, and he did for a moment but then went right back. We separated them, keeping new dog on a leash with us downstairs and senior dog free to go where he chose - he chose to stay upstairs away from us, which is incredibly unusual for him. For sleeping, we put new dog in a crate (with very minimal complaints) in our bedroom, and senior dog for the first time since I've known him chose to sleep on his bed in the living room.
Clearly senior dog is unimpressed and doesn't want to be around the new dog. I also recognize that it has been less than 24 hours and this is not necessarily indicative of how it will go forever. Mostly looking for some advice to make senior dog more comfortable, still feel included and wanted, and to hopefully bring him to a level of tolerance if not friendship with new dog. Also, any tips for helping new dog get the hint that senior dog doesn't want to play, and to calm him down when he is in that playful mood as it can affect his previous injury. Just feeling a teeny bit overwhelmed and apprehensive.
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2023.06.08 12:55 Assessment05 Learn Portuguese
In my previous article we discussed the basics of studying overseas languages. To complement your revel in we are able to cross over five greater sensible language mastering pointers that you may follow without difficulty for your every day life. These suggestions are to help you to your already current overseas language learning studies. Learn Portuguese
- CARRY A DICTIONARY: I know that sounds hard to do. I'm not speakme about wearing Webster's collegiate dictionary that could require its personal backpack. You can discover miniature dictionaries which could without problems match for your pocket or handbag. Although it's going to by no means be convenient this is how I found out to talk French fluently. While I became in France every time anybody stated some thing I failed to recognize I may want to instantly look it up, and then use it in my vocabulary. Also, every time there has been a French phrase I desired to mention I could instantly appearance it up. This is so important due to the fact there are so normally when you are out and also you want to understand how to mention some thing however are unable to. Then by the point you get home and may appearance it up you have both forgotten the phrase or forgotten altogether and you've got overlooked out on a amazing possibility to you enhance your language competencies.
* One alternative this is also effective is to hold a pocket notebook wherein you may hold a going for walks listing of phrases you have found out or want to learn.
- WATCH MOVIES: The excellent issue approximately English movies is that everyone desires them so meaning all of them get dubbed into a couple of languages. This may additionally best work for French, German, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, or Japanese but remains a wonderful tool. Turn at the dubbing for the language your need to research and experience your movie. Don't activate the subtitles even if you don't understand because you may begin to focus handiest at the subtitles and not advantage something from the experience. Subtitles can be an excellent device for rookies who're already advanced and want to study the precise idiomatic meanings of sayings. This is also a excellent tool to boom your listening comprehension. Start a small phase of the film. Listen cautiously and then replay it time and again till you recognize each word. Secondly, mimic the voices precisely in every segment. This will allow you to examine proper pronunciation and accent.
- READ THE NEWSPAPER: There are numerous approaches to get Newspapers, Magazines, and Comics in foreign languages. I point out these styles of print media because they're the most conversational. They will educate you to speak and write like a local does in their natural kingdom, not when they're trying to speak in dramatic or intellectual terms. You can locate these materials at libraries, on-line, or for languages like Spanish and Chinese often times at your nearby newsstand. Most of them are unfastened. I prefer the online assets because they're usually loose and smooth to get. Comic books are super because they're the most conversational print fabric. You can see the human beings in movement and hook up with what they're talking about.
- WRITE LETTERS: Even if the letter is fake write a letter about your day. This will pressure you to research new words and to assume within the language. Although you WILL make mistakes, do not worry, it is all apart of the manner. I look back at a number of the things that I wrote after I became beginning and marvel what I was questioning. Even though the writings are harking back to the ramblings of a loopy guy it helped me to refine my competencies. I can see the progress in my writings month through month they enhance drastically. Don't neglect to be aware of your Conjugations.
Five. THINK THE LANGUAGE: Think as lots as viable in the language. When you are wondering at every time for the duration of the day do it as a lot as possible in the overseas language you're mastering. Fill inside the blanks together with your local language but simply maintain wondering inside the language. This is HUGELY essential. One of the biggest troubles while mastering to speak a overseas language is HABIT. If you aren't used to questioning in Spanish then how will you be able to talk Spanish This will prepare you to be secure and assured when confronted with the possibility to talk the language. If you make this a addiction it sooner or later becomes herbal and extemporaneous.
Stay tuned for more articles on improving your language competencies within the near future. If you've got questions or requests feel unfastened to touch the author.
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2023.06.08 12:54 CrazyFinnishdude The criticisms of MCU humor feel either exaggerated or something that has always been around
OK, two things before getting to my rant.
- I don't want to come across as a butthurt MCU fanboy or anything like that. While I don't agree with the biggest doomsayers, who believe that everything post-Endgame has been pure crap and MCU has no hope of recovering, I do believe that their average quality has gone down and they are putting out too many things too fast. Even though I would say that (having not seen Quantumania at the time of writing this) only one of the Phase 4/5 projects has been outright terrible (Love & Thunder), outside of selected few they haven't been anything to write home about either. So, I'm not saying that MCU is perfect or doesn't deserve some of the criticisms it has been getting, but I do feel that some of the more popular complaints aren't deserved.
- I understand that different movies and franchises are looked through different "standards". Like, to give a personal example, if and when they get around to rebooting the Friday the 13th franchise, I'm going to look at it less critically than I did the recent Halloween sequel trilogy, even though both are slasher franchises, since F13th movies have always been simple "popcorn horror", while the orignal Halloween is to this day the best of the slasher subgenre and overall a horror classic. So, I try my best to keep all my examples of other movies getting a pass on stuff that people hate about MCU to ones that fall to a similar league/target demographic as MCU.
Anyway, while it would be inaccurate to say that MCU never had its detractors and critics, they have become more vocal phase-by-phase. Just looking at this very sub, you can bet real money on that when a new MCU project comes out, it is going to be followed by a rant about how either that project specifically or MCU as a whole is killing blockbusters/cinema/creator-driven art. Many famous directors speaking againts MCU certainly doesn't help. Like I hopefully already made clear in my point 1 above, I don't think some of that criticisms isn't deserved, but at the same time, some of the more popular ones are things that have either been around blockbusters basically always, yet get treated as their invention, or get exaggerated to the point that it isn't an accurate take at all.
The complaint about "MCU humor" probably annoys me the most. While there certainly are plenty of examples of MCU following a serious moment with a joke and some of them took that style of humor too far (hello the two Thor movies directed by Taika Waititi) or the jokes just fell flat period (most of the sexual humor around Black Widow in Iron Man 2, Fury losing his eye because of a cat in Captain Marvel, all of the Fat-Thor stuff in Endgame etc.), a lot of people have a very flanderized idea of MCU's humor.
First of all, if you are that guy who writes "that just happened" everytime people talk about MCU humor, you are basically admitting in my eyes that you are just parroting a meme, without having seen many MCU movies yourself, because so far zero MCU movies or tv-shows have done that joke.
Second, this idea that blockbusters used to take themselves seriously pre-MCU keeps popping up everywhere and I don't know how anyone can believe that. Oblivously styles of humor change depending on the era of cinema we are talking about and some individual movies are more serious than the others, but like, blockbusters have always been about giving the audience a fun ride, which includes ton of comic-relief. How are the constant one-liners in 80's action movies fundamentally any different from MCU quips? The dialogue of your average buddy cop action/comedy doesn't sound all that different from typical MCU movie's. If Pirates of the Caribbean was released today, so many people who currently hold it as an example of the "good-ol' days" of blockbusters would now scream how it "MCU-fied" the pirate/swashbuckler genre. Can you imagine how many people would say that Cameron turned T-800 into a "MCU character", if T2 came out today and had all the same goofy moments between the Terminator and John Connor? Frigging Ghostbusters, which film nerds love to put on this huge pedestal, basically invented the MCU formula of putting a group of comedic actors into a sci-fi/fantasy/adventure plot and letting them riff their way through it.
Lastly, it has been very interesting to compare the discourse around the Spider-Verse movies in comparison to MCU (side-note, I will mention something from Across the Spider-Verse, which hasn't been in the trailers or the like. It's nothing plot-relevant, but this is your warning, if you haven't seen the movie and don't want to know anything before it). Obviously the two are stylistically very different, since one is live-action and the other animated, but I don't think they are tonally that different. And yet, there are so many jokes in Spider-Verse that MCU could never get away with making, without all the nerds going mad on twitter. To give one example from each, MCU made one joke about how it's kinda silly that the real name of a super-villain with an octopus-gimmick just happens to be "Otto Octavius", while ATSPV uses in-name-only version of Scarlet-Spider as a walking parody of the angsty writing of the 90's comics and the point seems to be "this character is lame", in a movie franchise that is clearly going for a meta-message of "every incarnation of Spider-Man is valid". I'm not interested in starting/being part of any "MCU vs. Spider-Verse" flamewars, but it is kinda weird how it is the former that fans generally see as the filmmakers being disrespectful to the source material.
At the end of the day, humor is and will always be very subjective. There's isn't really any objective way to measure which jokes are or aren't effective, especially when it comes to globally released big budget movies, which are seen by people from various different cultural backrounds. Like, I remember how super mad everyone in America got over the "what are those?!" joke in Black Panther, since that was apparently a reference to a meme/shoe commercial, but that was never a thing in Finland, so I just saw it as a cute joke about a sister teasing her brother. But, in terms of the "MCU formula", people have really warped idea of their style of humor, to the point that they have developed a selective memory around them and blockbusters in general. Not saying you have to like them, but please stop with the "that just happened" and "blockbusters used to be serious" nonsense.
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2023.06.08 12:53 tarini_Ease6761 Why My Parents and I Agreed to Choose Iconhomz: A Personal Experience
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2023.06.08 12:53 Content_Call5083 NSB (Straud Legacy) Gen 7 Ep. 118: The One Left Behind
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When Peachy graduated early
, his brother found himself feeling “left behind”, even though school was one of his favorite things.
His grades were better than Peachy’s, but focusing on schoolwork and magic had left him lacking in the real-world skills needed for early graduation. https://preview.redd.it/br0om15zxr4b1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=7986fc3679d4b1dca2c99d0a5777982bf33eaaec
Watching the adults fawning over his “twin” the afternoon he came home with his big news, August worried that they might think less of him for not earning the same accelerated option, even though it wasn’t one he had ever wanted.
More free time sounded nice, but he appreciated learning about things he’d never even think of looking into on his own from his teachers. He also knew that other sims, like his cousin Paul, really benefited from his companionship during lunch and free periods. https://preview.redd.it/8exq1pszxr4b1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=080afeb36a80da1fa17238732e14c09737eab2f4
Finding himself unable to sleep one night shortly after Peachy’s graduation August headed upstairs to the gym. He wasn’t sure what to do about his unhappy feelings, but he always felt better after a good workout, and the punching bag seemed to be calling his name.
He definitely didn’t want to punch his brother, but wailing on that poor leather cylinder felt really fulfilling just then.
He threw his padded gloves around hot and heavy, enjoying the solid smack of each wild swing. His inexperience and recklessness came back to bite him, when a particularly crazy roundhouse rewarded him with an entirely new popping sound, in his suddenly stinging shoulder. https://preview.redd.it/ayul6o10yr4b1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=fc701be937581ed110071959bc44dd798079c1e7
August ditched his workout clothes and went back to his homework, cursing his dumb move. He tried to convince himself that his shoulder didn’t hurt that badly, so maybe he could just ignore it. If he could make himself believe there wasn’t a problem, then surely it had to be true.
Unfortunately, his shoulder seemed to resent being ignored, and refused to contribute to holding up his textbook properly.
His ghostly grandmother spotted a descendant in need of counsel and took a seat next to him. His ability to pretend to be fine faltered under her concerned gaze, but he politely refused her suggestion to get it looked at by a professional at the clinic, as he was sure it would be better tomorrow. https://preview.redd.it/syx4onb0yr4b1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=cb034132d5cd174b39bb622893374f48d591347a
He was wrong. The pain in his shoulder only got worse overnight and disturbed his sleep every time he tried to roll onto that side.
By the time morning rolled around, a literally rest-less August had to admit his grandmother had been right and asked his dad for a lift to the clinic. https://preview.redd.it/83tmefl0yr4b1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=88a540bf0440904919d0bb2f425c8306857ad92f
At the farm, August hadn’t wanted to talk about his injury, but the quiet waiting room seemed to pressure them to fill the time. When Steven gently encouraged his son to share whatever was troubling him, August opened up about the feelings behind his ill-fated flailings.
Scholastic achievement was a key part of his identity, and when his slacker brother suddenly pulled ahead, it had embarrassed him. He was jealous Peachy had been offered early graduation when he hadn’t, and concerned his family would think less of him for lacking the same skills. https://preview.redd.it/2yqh9yv0yr4b1.png?width=1199&format=png&auto=webp&s=5c13cbca5d6cc93fdc1913a8f18424d869dc15c8
Steven quickly assured him that everyone knew Peachy could not have caught back up at school without his help. Steven was terribly proud of the way his second son cared for family and friends, pursued art and scholarship with dedication, and had already become an adept mage without a magical bloodline.
As far as he was concerned August didn’t have anything to prove to anybody, and he needn’t rush to remake himself in his brother’s image.
His father’s support made August feel worlds better. He could enjoy his studies and schoolmates for as long as he wanted, working hard at the things he loved. When the doc declared his injury minor and under control, August was ready to head home with a happy heart, excited about his future. https://preview.redd.it/fj1y6mm1yr4b1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=8bfabdac16def1b1ff78213a0c50863a537610b3
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2023.06.08 12:52 Chico237 #NIOCORP~ SCANDIUM OXIDE, GREEN HYDROGEN & BLOOM ENERGY in the news! & more....
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June 7, 2023~Bloom Energy, Perenco to Deploy Solid Oxide Fuel Cells in the United Kingdom~ Bloom Energy, Perenco to Deploy Solid Oxide Fuel Cells in the United Kingdom Business Wire The Bloom Energy Server® platform, to be delivered in late 2023, will be installed at Wytch Farm in Dorset, England, the largest onshore oil field in western Europe, where it will be used to support Perenco’s baseload requirements. (Photo: Business Wire)
SAN JOSE, Calif. & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE
)--Bloom Energy (NYSE:BE) has signed an agreement with Perenco to install 2.5 megawatts (MW) of Bloom’s solid oxide fuel cells at a site in England. Perenco is a leading independent hydrocarbon company, producing 500,000 BOE of oil and gas per day from its operations in 14 partner countries.
The Bloom Energy Server® platform, to be delivered in late 2023, will be installed at Wytch Farm in Dorset, England, the largest onshore oil field in western Europe, where it will be used to support Perenco’s baseload requirements. The agreement marks the first deployment of Bloom fuel cell technology in the United Kingdom.
“This is an important step that will demonstrate how our solid oxide fuel cell technology supports the resilience and sustainability goals of our energy-intensive clients,” said Tim Schweikert, Senior Managing Director of International Business Development at Bloom Energy.
“Perenco has always been a pioneer in innovation and long-term investment in the countries where we operate,” said Benoit de la Fouchardiere, Perenco CEO. “Today’s announcement is another important step as we continue to reduce our emissions wherever we work. We look forward to a successful initial deployment at Wytch Farm and to then expanding the use of the technology into other global operations sites.”
The agreement with Perenco is another major step in Bloom’s expansion in Europe, following the recent sales agreement for northern Europe with Elugie, a marketing partnership agreement with Telam for Spain and Portugal, and energy platform sales to Cefla and Ferrari in Italy announced in 2022.
For more information about the Bloom Energy Server, see https://www.bloomenergy.com/technology/
JUNE 6, 2023 ~Westinghouse and Bloom Energy Sign Letter of Intent to Accelerate Zero-Carbon, Large-Scale Hydrogen Production in the Nuclear Industry~ Bloom Energy - Bloom Energy Demonstrates Hydrogen Production with the World’s Largest and Most Efficient Solid Oxide Electrolyzer CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. & SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 6, 2022 – Westinghouse Electric Company and Bloom Energy Corporation (NYSE:BE) today announced that they have entered into a Letter of Intent to pursue clean hydrogen production in the commercial nuclear power market. The companies are teaming to identify and implement clean hydrogen projects across the nuclear industry.
Westinghouse and Bloom Energy will jointly develop an optimized and large-scale high temperature integrated electrolysis solution for the nuclear industry. With the ability to operate 24/7 and provide high-quality steam input, nuclear plants are well-positioned to utilize electrolyzer technology and produce substantial quantities of clean hydrogen with minimal disruption to current, ongoing operations.
“Through this collaboration, we are committed to delivering an economical solution for large-scale hydrogen production in the nuclear industry, which further supports the path to net zero carbon emissions,” said Pam Cowan, Westinghouse President of Americas Operating Plant Services.
“We are proud Westinghouse has turned to Bloom and our solid oxide technology to supercharge the clean hydrogen economy,” said Rick Beuttel, vice president, hydrogen business, Bloom Energy. “Solid oxide technology is well suited for nuclear applications, efficiently harnessing steam to further improve the economics of hydrogen production. High temperature electrolysis is already garnering attention and accolades as a cost-effective and viable solution to create low-cost, clean hydrogen, which is critical to meeting aggressive decarbonization goals.”
Global demand for hydrogen and its emerging applications is projected to increase tenfold or more by 2050, surpassing the current infrastructure for producing and delivering hydrogen. As hydrogen usage expands from traditional industrial uses to the fuel of a clean future, the need to produce it in larger quantities and from low- and zero-carbon sources is clear.
The hydrogen produced in nuclear plants can be utilized to serve many industries such as renewable fuels production, oil and metals refining, ammonia synthesis, mining operations, and mobility in sectors such as heavy trucks, buses, and even air travel. The companies also are well positioned to support the U.S. Department of Energy’s developing hydrogen hubs. About Westinghouse
Westinghouse Electric Company is shaping the future of carbon-free energy by providing safe, innovative nuclear technologies to utilities globally. Westinghouse supplied the world’s first commercial pressurized water reactor in 1957 and the company’s technology is the basis for nearly one-half of the world’s operating nuclear plants. Over 135 years of innovation makes Westinghouse the preferred partner for advanced technologies covering the complete nuclear energy life cycle. For more information, visit www.westinghousenuclear.com
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MAY 7, 2023~World’s largest solid oxide electrolyzer begins producing hydrogen~ World’s largest solid oxide electrolyzer begins producing hydrogen (hydrogentechworld.com)
Bloom Energy has begun generating hydrogen from the world’s largest solid oxide electrolyzer installation at NASA’s Ames Research Center. This high-temperature unit produces 20–25% more hydrogen per MW than commercially demonstrated lower-temperature electrolyzers such as PEM or alkaline https://preview.redd.it/r9j9ub5zur4b1.png?width=1536&format=png&auto=webp&s=8de4ed62233ef7c13a523b704dc0d2708068d3f2 This electrolyzer demonstration showcases the maturity, efficiency and commercial readiness of Bloom’s solid oxide technology for large-scale, clean hydrogen production. The 4 MW Bloom Electrolyzer™, delivering the equivalent of over 2.4 tonnes per day of hydrogen output, was built, installed and operationalized in a span of two months to demonstrate the speed and ease of deployment. “This demonstration is a major milestone for reaching net-zero goals,” said KR Sridhar, Ph.D., Founder, Chairman and CEO of Bloom Energy. “Hydrogen will be essential for storing intermittent and curtailed energy and for decarbonizing industrial energy use. Commercially viable electrolyzers are the key to unlocking the energy storage puzzle, and solid oxide electrolyzers offer inherently superior technology and economic advantages. Bloom Energy, as the global leader in solid oxide technology, is proud to share this exciting demonstration with the world: our product is ready for prime time.” The current demonstration expands on Bloom’s recent project on a 100 kW system located at the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL), which achieved record-breaking electrolyzer efficiency. In the ongoing project, 4,500 hours of full load operations have been completed with a Bloom Electrolyzer™, producing hydrogen more efficiently than any other process – over 25% more efficiently than low-temperature electrolysis. The INL steam and load simulations replicated nuclear power conditions to validate full capability of technology application at nuclear facilities, and the pilot results revealed the Bloom Electrolyzer producing hydrogen at 37.7 kWh per kg of hydrogen. Dynamic testing conducted at INL included ramping down the system from 100 percent of rated power to 5 percent in less than 10 minutes without adverse system impacts. Even at 5 percent of rated load, the energy efficiency (kWh/kg) was as good or better than other electrolyzer technologies at their 100% rated capacity. These results will be presented at the Department of Energy’s Annual Review Meeting in Washington DC on 7 June 2023. Dr. Ravi Prasher, CTO of Bloom Energy, said: “The amount of electricity needed by the electrolyzer to make hydrogen will be the most dominant factor in determining hydrogen production cost. For this reason, the efficiency of the electrolyzer, the electricity needed to produce a kilogram of hydrogen becomes the most critical figure of merit. This 4 MW demonstration at the NASA Ames Research Center proves that the energy efficiency of our large-scale electrolyzer is similar to the small-scale system tested at INL highlighting the strength of our modular architecture. The electrolyzer product is leveraging the Bloom platform knowhow of more than 1 GW of solid oxide fuel cells deployed in the field and providing approximately 1 trillion cumulative cell operating hours. The same technology platform that can convert natural gas and hydrogen to electricity can be used reversibly to convert electricity to hydrogen. With Bloom’s high-efficiency, high-temperature solid oxide electrolyzers, we are one step closer to a decarbonized future powered by low-cost clean hydrogen.”
April 5, 2022 ~Scandium emerges from the shadows~
Scandium has long been considered an “if” metal. If only it were available in quantity, it could transform aircraft production and fuel consumption. If only it were available in quantity, it could speed the emerging hydrogen economy. If only it were available in quantity, it could accelerate the rollout of 5G technologies. And so on.
The view has been that scandium could be used in numerous large-volume applications, if only supplies were sufficient to meet the potential demand. Manufacturers regularly cited a lack of sufficient scandium supply as the reason why they did not roll out new uses and products containing scandium.
After a near-mythic role in the 1980s (as a strengthening agent in aluminium alloys deployed in the last generation of Soviet MiG fighter aircraft and even, reputedly, in ballistic missile nosecones), scandium entered the banal in the 1990s, in sporting goods and, bizarrely, hand guns.
Bloom Energy turned the tide starting around 2010, with its introduction of fuel cells based on scandium-stabilised zirconia ceramic electrolytes. Bloom has grown rapidly and now represents perhaps 80% of the world’s annual consumption of SCANDIUM, a paltry 25t or so of oxide in 2021.
And yet, despite these rickety foundations, SCANDIUM consumption is poised to grow dramatically in the next decade, buoyed by new sources of supply and sustained by demand-side innovation.
The supply side
Let’s start with supply. Until about 2018, most scandium was supplied as a by-product in China and Russia, from uranium and titanium processing. Since then, however, much has changed.
First, Sumitomo Metal Mining built and has now commissioned a scandium recovery circuit at its Tagano Bay nickel high pressure acid leach (HPAL) plant in the Philippines. This plant recovers scandium oxalate for processing into oxide (and probably into scandium-zirconium oxide particles destined for Bloom Energy) in Japan. The plant recovers 7-8tpy of scandium oxide and when commissioned increased global supply by around 40%. Capital costs were perhaps US$5M/t of scandium oxide.
Second, the Chinese integrated titanium producer Lomon Billions has established a 20-30tpy scandium oxide facility with the potential to increase to 50tpy. The company estimates up to 100tpy of scandium oxide are available in its titanium plants using the sulphate process.
Third, in 2021, Rio Tinto commenced scandium recovery from its Sorel Tracy plant in Québec, Canada. The pilot plant can supply 3tpy of scandium oxide and cost US$6M. The site has the ability to supply an estimated 50-60tpy of oxide based on current raw material feed.
Finally, UC Rusal has both commissioned a 3tpy pilot scandium oxide plant, recovering scandium oxide from red mud deposits, and also commenced marketing and selling a range of scandium alloys (branded “ScAlution” alloys) that boast enhanced performance at low (typically 0.1%) concentrations of scandium.
Plus, it is not only Rusal that has pioneered low-scandium alloys. In the USA, Eck Industries, a specialist aluminium casting house, is commercialising cerium-based alloys in which scandium, again at low loadings, could provide additional strength as well as much reduced post-cast processing requirements.
Looking further out, there are numerous scandium projects in development, many of which should come into production around the middle of the decade, thanks to two parallel forces.
The main driver for scandium, as for so many minor metals, is vehicle electrification. There are multiple operating and development projects utilising HPAL technology to recover and separate nickel and cobalt in laterite deposits, many of which can in principle recover scandium. While the moral of Tagano Bay is that for existing plants retrofitting can be costly and low yield, there are emerging projects in Australia that are designing scandium recovery into their circuits alongside nickel and cobalt. The potential output of scandium can range from 50-100tpy or more, depending on the project.
The second driver is the heightened concerns over supply chain security for critical metals. In the EU this has led to the “ScaVanger” programme to recover scandium from titanium waste streams. In the USA, red mud scandium recovery as well as by-product scandium stand to benefit.
The demand side
The demand side is a little more complicated but nonetheless extremely positive. Bloom’s power generation business continues to grow and has surely been reinforced by severe power disruptions in the past three years in California and Texas. Moreover, Bloom has now received initial approvals for maritime power generation (IMO regulations are forcing seagoing vessels to reduce dramatically their sulphur emissions, and Bloom can facilitate this change), and Bloom is also developing its technology to run in reverse, so to speak, as a generator of hydrogen. Critically, Bloom in the past five years has managed to bring its system costs and performance under control, removing any technology-related going-concern issues.
Scandium is also a strong candidate for RF antennas able to support 5G
frequencies. A typical high-end cell phone may require 100 RF filters, and in the 5G frequency range, scandium aluminium nitride is being used as the active material in these filters (called “bulk acoustic wave,” or “BAW” filters). Aerospace
is a third area of application, and while commercial aviation likely remains years away from broad use of scandium alloys, near-term use in space and autonomous aircraft is an avenue for strong potential growth of scandium alloys. The cost to place 1kg in orbit has dropped dramatically but is still of the order of US$1,000/kg, so any system weight reductions can be extremely valuable. Electric vehicles
(EVs) also offer the potential for large volumes of scandium demand. Weight reduction is the obvious reason. Lux Research has estimated a 1kg weight saving in an EV will be worth US$5 in 2030. But a second consideration is overall product cost. Scandium can reduce or potentially even eliminate the need for post-casting heat treatments, which can in some instances double the cost of an as-cast part. Thus the savings from the use of scandium alloys, especially at low scandium loadings, can be large.
In addition, as EVs shift to heat pumps in their HVAC systems, scandium can support the implementation of aluminium radiators without adding substantial system volume (as discussed by CM Group in its 2018 scandium report).
Naturally, there are other opportunities for scandium. Achieving a robust aluminium alloy able to perform at 300°C could displace large amounts of titanium, and Eck’s alloys are closing in on this goal. Maritime applications, especially in the military arena but also in autonomous vessels and ferries, could embrace scandium thanks to its greatly enhanced anti-corrosion impact in aluminium. Passenger jets are also a market that is likely to happen at some point.
Most important, perhaps, is the fact that well financed firms have entered the market and are able to supply up to about 100tpy each. Supply at this level is all-but-certain to create demand, and in turn this should stimulate new supply. Scandium’s chicken-and-egg problem, in which lack of supply held back demand that in turn held back supply, has been reversed, with growing (and reliable) supply poised to stimulate actual demand, that in turn will pull through new supply, and transform scandium from “if” to “when”.
JANUARY 2023 National Defense Act Calls out NIOBIUM & TITANIUM & SCANDIUM & the need to establish a U.S. Industrial Base for the Supply & Processing of ALL! https://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20220711/CRPT-117hrpt397.pd
SCANDIUM PAGE # 246 Briefing on the Establishment of Domestic Scandium Processing Facilities in the United States The committee believes the United States industrial base for the supply and processing of the critical mineral scandium has significant vulnerabilities. The committee also believes that the United States should seek to eliminate dependence on Chinese and Russian sources of scandium, with support from allies and partners. Accordingly, public and private sectors should cooperate closely to establish scandium processing facilities in the United States. Therefore, the committee directs the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce, to provide a briefing to the House Committee on Armed Services not later than May 1, 2023, on public and private sector activities, working with allied nations, to establish scandium processing facilities in the United States, especially facilities based on more efficient, cleaner, and less energy intensive technologies. This briefing will also include how these processing facilities will help the United States reduce dependence on and compete more effectively with China and Russia.
Exploring global supply and demand of scandium oxide in 2030 (NIOCORP is Mentioned!)
Incorporation of scandium in materials has environmental benefits across multiple industrial sectors, particularly in decarbonization of energy. One pathway to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions is to generate electricity using hydrogen or synthetic liquid fuels, which are more efficient than combustion engines and easily used in co-generation of electricity and heat (IEA, 2019). The functional technology is a fuel cell. A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) produces electricity by oxidizing an energy carrier. The standard SOFCs produced by Bloom Energy are refrigerator-sized and input liquid or gaseous hydrocarbons (methane or biogas) to produce 100 kW of power. These cells process natural gas, biogas, or hydrogen to generate electricity with higher efficiency; up to two times higher compared to a gas-fired power station with efficiency of only 33–48% (Deepika et al., 2018). They are typically used to produce electricity and heat on-site for large buildings (Bloom Energy, 2021a). Currently, SOFC producers (e.g., Bloom Energy) utilize yttrium-stabilized zirconia and a scandia-stabilized zirconia in electrolytes; however, there are benefits of utilizing scandium over yttrium. Use of scandia-stabilized zirconia increases electro-conductivity and decreases operation temperature, resulting in higher efficiency and reliability (Deepika et al., 2018; Laguna-Bercero et al., 2009). Spurred by carbon reduction and global renewable energy initiatives, Bloom Energy is expanding its partnership worldwide (Bloom Energy, 2020, 2021b), resulting in increased demand in the SOFC market and scandium oxide required to produce SOFC boxes (Weinstein et al., 2018).
Scandium also has potential for light-weighting (alloys), which is important for improving fuel economy as it requires less energy to transport lighter materials. Currently, transportation contributes 27% to total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and 14% globally (EPA, 2022; IEA, 2022b). The Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards require vehicle manufacturers to continuously increase fuel efficiency (NHTSA, 2022). One approach is through light-weighting by replacing conventional aluminum alloy parts in vehicles with scandium alloys, potentially reducing 10% of vehicle mass and thus 6–8% of emissions (Joost, 2012). Given that the United States passenger vehicle emissions were 3.2 gigatonnes in 2020, this would translate to 0.2–0.3 gigatonnes of reduction (IEA, 2022a). In the United States, the Build Back Better agenda mandates 50% of new vehicles in 2030 must be EVs (The White House, 2021). To push emission reductions further than electric vehicle adoption, light-weighting should be considered. If legislation mandated regulation like Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards for EVs, there will be further reductions in energy demand. Lighter scandium alloys serve to reduce energy demand from transportation, which directly aids to mitigate climate change induced by automobiles.
Another example of light-weighting is for commercial airplanes. The bionic partition structure is a wall partition between crew members and passengers, which also serves as an emergency stretcher and foldable seating for crew members (Airbus, 2016). Current commercial airplane's partition structures are bulky and heavy, weighing approximately 63 kg (Lau, 2016). Airbus and AutoDesk collaborated and successfully produced a 30 kg bionic partition structure using Scalmalloy®, a proprietary aluminum-magnesium-scandium alloy (APWORKS GmbH, 2015; Rhodes, 2015). Replacement of 4 conventional partition structures per A320 plane in commercial aircraft with Scalmalloy® structures could save up to 465,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year (Airbus, 2016).
Despite scandium's potential role in meeting future sustainability goals, historically and currently, scandium is under-utilized because of its low supply and high cost due to its nature as a by-product. Prices of scandium oxide ranged from $3,800–5,000 per kg from 2013 to 2020 (Gambogi, 2017, 2020, 2021), placing scandium among the most expensive elements in production. High prices and low supply are due in part to its production as a co-product - production is dependent on the demand of other primary metals it is mined with. For example, when there is an increase in scandium demand and price, supply does not respond instantaneously because producers need to increase production of the primary products. This leads to price volatility. Scandium oxide is produced as a co-product due to its sparse concentration in ore, which makes it uneconomical to mine alone. It has been extracted as a co-product with iron ore, other rare earths, titanium, and zirconium in China; uranium in Kazakhstan and Ukraine; apatite (phosphorus) and uranium in Russia; and nickel in the Philippines (Gambogi, 2021). The global production of scandium oxide was 14–23 tonnes (15–25 tons) per year in 2020 (Gambogi, 2021), which was small in comparison to 220,000 tonnes (240,000 tons) of global rare earths oxide per year (Cordier, 2022) and 68 million tonnes (75 million tons) of aluminum per year (Lee Bray, 2022).
Scandium appears to continue as a co-product in the future, for the most part. Mining companies expect scandium to be a minor co-product from mining other metals such as nickel, cobalt, titanium, niobium, etc. (Clean TeQ Holdings Limited, 2018; NioCorp Superalloy Materials, 2019; Platina Resource Limited, 2021; Wang et al., 2020). There is one exception in New South Wales, Australia by Scandium International Mining Corporation, whose primary product is scandium oxide (Scandium International Mining Corp, 2020). For consumption, SOFCs by Bloom Energy are the main scandium oxide consumer with 74% of total global consumption (CM Group, 2018). A typical Bloom Energy server box of 100 MW contains 13–15 kg of scandium oxide and costs $700,000–800,000 in 2010 (Ecclestone, 2020; Jenkins, 2010). Before subsidies, Bloom Energy servers cost approximately $0.14 per kilowatt-hour of electricity compared to $0.10 per kilowatt-hour of retail power price on the U.S. national grid (Helman, 2020). Although sufficient and reliable supply play an important role in other sectors (e.g., SOFCs, commercial aerospace), price is crucial in adoption in other sectors (e.g., sporting goods, beverage cans). Abstract continues....
NIOCORP MANAGEMENT ON Jan. 31st, 2023, ~What were they doing in D.C. for 4-Days?
~ "Working with White House officials on critical minerals issues. This Administration is working hard to help support environmentally responsible critical minerals projects like NioCorp’s Elk Creek Project in the great State of Nebraska. "~ https://preview.redd.it/bb87n8zfwr4b1.png?width=800&format=png&auto=webp&s=d9eba677e221dd23bafaabeb826ac059b7fc6835
MAY 25th 2023 ~NioCorp Demonstrates Higher Niobium Recovery Rates New Processing Approach Demonstrates the Ability to Make More Niobium per Tonne of Ore, Produce a Higher Purity Product, and Potentially Address New Markets with Different Niobium Products https://www.niocorp.com/niocorp-demonstrates-higher-niobium-recovery-rates/ Potential New Forms of Niobium Products and Potential Markets NioCorp’s new process approach, which incorporates a chlorination step to improve niobium and titanium separation and purification, also has demonstrated NioCorp’s ability to potentially produce three different niobium products: (1) ferroniobium; (2) niobium chloride; and (3) niobium oxide.NioCorp had previously planned to make ferroniobium, which is used by the steel industry to produce high-strength low-alloy steel alloys. Those alloys are used in the construction, automotive and transport, aerospace and defense, oil and gas, and other industries. Niobium is a $3.3 billion per year global market but is currently served by only three major niobium producers in two countries.Niobium chloride would likely be converted by NioCorp into niobium oxide, but niobium chloride is also used in glass and ceramic manufacturing.Niobium oxide is critical to multiple applications, including niobium-lithium-ion batteries, superalloys, superconducting applications, capacitors, specialized optics, and many others. Its use in niobium-lithium-ion batteries is considered by current niobium producers as one of the fastest growing prospective global niobium markets
MAY 26th 2023~NioCorp Demonstrates the Ability to Potentially Double Projected Titanium Recovery Rates for the Elk Creek Project Demonstration Plant Shows New Recovery Process May Double NioCorp’s Titanium Production per Tonne of Ore as well as Produce a Higher Purity Product that May Command Higher Market Prices CENTENNIAL, Colo. (May 26, 2023) – NioCorp Developments Ltd. (“NioCorp” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:NB) (TSX:NB) is pleased to announce that it has successfully demonstrated an ability to potentially double the recovery of titanium from each tonne of ore the Company expects to mine at its Nebraska-based Elk Creek Critical Minerals Project (the “Project”), once project financing is obtained and the commercial plant is constructed. The new process is expected to produce a purer form of titanium that may command a higher price than is assumed in NioCorp’s June 2022 feasibility study for the Project (the “Feasibility Study”). NioCorp’s demonstration plant in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, has shown that the Company’s new and improved recovery process can likely achieve an 83.7% rate of overall titanium recovery to final product. This compares to a 40.3% titanium recovery rate in NioCorp’s previous process approach. This new result points to a potentially large increase in the amount of titanium that NioCorp can potentially produce at currently planned rates of mining
MAY 29th 2023~NioCorp Launches Phased Approach to Commercial Production of Made-in-America Aluminum-Scandium Master Alloy
AMES LAB COLLABORATION IN 2019! NioCorp Partnering with Nanoscale Powders LLC to Explore the Possibility of Establishing the First US-Based Mine-to-Master-Alloy Vertically Integrated Production of the High-Performance MaterialNioCorp’s Potential Commercial Production of Al-Sc Master Alloy Could Launch Prior to the Company’s Planned Production of >100 Tonnes/Year of Scandium Oxide at its Proposed Elk Creek Critical Minerals Project in Nebraska and Would Use Scandium Produced at the Elk Creek Facility as well as From Other SourcesChina Now Dominates the Scandium World, but North America is Now Positioned to Emerge as a “Leading Scandium Producer,” says NioCorp CEO
MAY 29th 2023~ Jim/NIOCORP respond to question on recent Scandium News Release above:What comes to mind right off the bat is:
*A)"How is this Scandium AlSc master Alloy different than what Niocorp produced with IBC & AMES laboratory???"*Response:
"It is a different process that will be utilized. "
*B) Will this be a Patentable approach now moving forward? in conjunction with Nanoscale???*Response:
" Yes and yes. But we do not discuss the details of intellectual property matters except as required by law" (\
****This is very interesting indeed because a few years back Niocorp was not interested in patenting any such materials!)*
*C) IS NIOCORP still engaged with IBC, AMES & OTHER ENTITIES in regards to Scandium Alloy production & uses moving forward? and with the New Niobium & Titanium oxides as well!!!!
"We are focusing on our partnership with Nanoscale on the production of AlSc master alloy, but we engaged with a number of parties on various elements of our scandium-aluminum master alloy business development. We are not working with IBC on niobium or titanium product development efforts."
(****SOUNDS LIKE OTHER COLLABORATIONS ARE ONGOING WITH POSSIBLE PRIVATE & GOVERNMENT ENTITIES?? OFF-TAKE AGREEMENTS & SO MUCH MORE! COULD BE IN PLAY AS THE MINE IS BUILT & NEARS PRODUCTION!!!!!!)
"ENGAGED WITH A NUMBER OF VARIOUS PARTIES!!!!"
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2023.06.08 12:49 hopalong2019 Dog panting and won't put toy down
Hello! Yesterday when we got home from work my 3 year old boxer was panting excessively, and was carrying around this specific toy that is her favorite and randomly pacing and whining without any clear reason. We thought maybe she was just upset we were gone, however this morning my husband got home from work and she was still doing it. No diarrhea, no lethargy, literally no other symptoms, she just carries around this toy, whines for 2 minutes and paces, then lays down with the toy next to her, rinse and repeat. My 7 year old boxer has never done this and this is very new for the 3 year old. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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