In the 19th century, scientists introduced vaccines for rabies and cholera. Twentieth century innovation was much more prolific, with vaccines developed for tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, influenza and yellow fever during the 1920s and 1930s. From the 1940s to the 1970s mumps, polio, measles, rubella, and meningitis were virtually eradicated through the introduction of vaccines..
Canada’s National Defence decided to decommission a 45 year old navy supply ship without a replacement because mechanics were spending a “disproportionate amount of time” keeping the vessel operating, according to documents, by trying to locate spare parts, “some of which have been procured via eBay.” The original manufacturers long ago stopped making the parts; some were reportedly “beyond acceptable limits” because corrosion was compromising structural integrity. The vessel, HCMS Preserver, had been scheduled for decommissioning but was kept afloat after the government canceled funding for its replacement in 2008. Building a new one will take at least eight years.
So, it is really surprising that their cheergirls are producing the blandest of shows. Comparisons with the Indian Premier League are but natural and the glamour and glitz of that event is clearly missing. The attire is dull and the dance moves are conservative.
Here, one last example. The Spiral Dive card to the right has a Lesson cost of 5, and because it’s a Quidditch card, you need at least one Quidditch Lesson in play to cast it. If you had one Quidditch Lesson and four Potions Lessons, you could cast it as one of your turn’s actions.
I also have a fair knowledge of the teachings of the Buddha; in fact I answer questions on Buddhism too. Ironically, I can explain what Vipassana meditation is all about, but only in theory. Now that you know my background, I shall proceed to describe my personal experiences during those 10 days..
In a culture that heavily values group cohesion, manners are especially important, with conversation steeped in complex social conventions. Tatamae are essentially white lies that are part of the formality of conversation in order to maintain modesty, flatter a client, or defuse awkward situations.A Japanese proverb comes to mind: “the nail that sticks out gets hammered down.” This proverb is reductive on its own and Japan is certainly not homogenous, but the proverb is telling of the importance placed on conformity in Japan. Bullying, as it is anywhere, is a big issue in Japan and sticking out is certainly one of the reasons for it.