Tags Amazon Message To Amazon: Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries.. Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it….. I almost shot a MF creeping up to my crib last night…. Just sayin.— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) May 21, 2019 “Just sayin…thanks for the suggestion,” Clark wrote. “We MF’ing love you and our drivers. Lots of innovations coming on this and many that already exist to help you track your package and delivery on a map. Thanks for being a customer.”Contractors who deliver packages as part of Amazon Flex aren’t required to wear uniforms, but they can use something called virtual ID on their phones to confirm their identity. Lisa Lake/Getty Images Ice-T has some advice for Amazon.The rapper took to Twitter on Tuesday to blast the e-commerce giant for not making it clear who its delivery drivers are. “Message To Amazon: Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries.. Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it….. I almost shot a MF creeping up to my crib last night…. Just sayin,” Ice-T tweeted. 3 Share your voice 0:55 First published May 22 at 3:14 p.m. PT.Update, 5:02 p.m.: Adds background on Amazon Flex. Now playing: Watch this: What Amazon’s one-day shipping means for you Just sayin…thanks for the suggestion. We MF’ing love you and our drivers. Lots of innovations coming on this and many that already exist to help you track your package and delivery on a map. Thanks for being a customer.— Dave Clark (@davehclark) May 21, 2019 Comments Online Amazon’s customer service account quickly responded, asking the rapper to share details about the incident on a company support page. Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, also responded to Ice-T’s tweet.
Chris Reiff: As a pilot I really liked seeing just how different the TIE fighters would be to fly. It’s as different from an X-wing as a helicopter is from an airplane — a totally different design and control philosophy and perfect for its role.Here’s a cutaway of a solar-collector wing on a TIE fighter. Insight Editions What made this book fun to illustrate?Reiff: Looking at NASA designs for real engines and melding our real-world theoretical tech with the fictional universe is especially fun, as well as figuring out how the reactor/engines might actually work and visualizing those systems. Chris Trevas: I really liked drawing the cover cutaway. It’s a ton of work but very satisfying fitting all the parts together. Even though it’s a flat drawing, the experience is almost like building a model with all that detail.What are some of the geekiest fact fans will learn from this manual?Windham: This manual reveals that the Commander of Zeta Squadron is Jad “Scorch” Bean. If that doesn’t impress and deeply affect every Star Wars fan on the planet, I suppose that’s because they may have had limited awareness of “Scorch” before this manual.Reiff: Fans will learn exactly how to fly a TIE fighter. The controls are all there, labeled in diagrams, and a few maneuvers that take advantage of the TIEs capabilities are explained in detail.Trevas: This book is full of geeky facts from the history of the TIE series, details for every model. They can even compare the Imperial and First Order TIEs to see the system upgrades and differences in the flight controls.Enlarge Image Insight Editions What challenges did you face working on this book?Windham: We used many photos from Star Wars movies to illustrate this manual. Until I started looking for decent screen grabs of the TIE Interceptor in Return of the Jedi, I had no idea every TIE Interceptor in that film appears as a fast-moving blur. Fortunately, we found photos of the actual models that served our needs well.Trevas: It was tricky creating blueprints for the TIE fighters from the Star Wars Rebels animated series like the TIE Advanced V1 and TIE Defender. We illustrated them in a very realistic style, which required adding detail and adjusting some parts to have more realistic proportions.If you had your pick of the fleet, which TIE fighter would you prefer to fly?Reiff: I love the classic TIE fighter so much and would love to have one in my hangar for nostalgia and ease of flying. Things like having a pressurized cabin, the improved maneuverability, and the ability to bring a friend along nudge the First Order Special Forces TIE into the top spot though… if I had to choose just one.Trevas: I think I’d pick Vader’s TIE Advanced X1. His ship is nice and classic, but also includes shields and a hyperdrive. The standard TIEs don’t provide much protection for their pilots.Enlarge ImageDetailed specifications of a TIE fighter. Insight Editions Why do you think Star Wars fans will like this book?Reiff: Fans will love the minutiae. We do some pretty deep dives on different systems like the reactor and engines. Though for everything that makes it into the book there are stacks of notes and hours of phone calls working through how things work or why they are the way they are. It doesn’t make sense to include everything, but going through the thought process and figuring out how things like how the engines and flight controls work gives a richer feel to the pieces in the book.Trevas: The TIE fighter is an icon of Star Wars but we only get glimpses of them in the movies. They scream by on screen so fast and we only get quick views of their menacing pilots. With this book, fans are like Poe Dameron jumping into the cockpit in The Force Awakens: “I always wanted to fly one of these!” This book allows fans to take their time and really explore the ships. Now playing: Watch this: Enlarge ImageThis Haynes Manual is based on the Sienar Fleet Systems TIE Fighter. Insight Editions The notoriously lethal TIE fighters were among the most feared, deadly starfighters deployed by the Galactic Empire and the First Order — and by Darth Vader himself. Star Wars TIE Fighter: Owners’ Workshop Manual, out now from Insight Editions, is 125 pages full of art and technical specs that reveal everything from the early concepts and prototypes of these vehicles to the mass-produced starfighters fans have seen in numerous Star Wars films.The book, which retails for $24.99 (£19.70, AU$35.85), is published as a practical Haynes Manual that explores the extensive story behind the famous twin ion engine fighter. The history of the TIE bombers, boarding craft and shuttles is illustrated with photographs, schematics, exploded diagrams and computer-generated artwork.I chatted with the book’s author Ryder Windham and illustrators Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas about the new book. Below is a transcript of our conversation, lightly edited for clarity. Enlarge ImageInside the book Star Wars: TIE Fighter: Owners’ Workshop Manual. Insight Editions Q: What was the most surprising thing you learned working on this book?Ryder Windham: For years, Lucasfilm maintained that ILM model makers used a slightly modified TIE bomber model for the TIE “VIP” shuttle, which is glimpsed briefly and not very clearly in The Empire Strikes Back. But Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas told me the TIE shuttle had unique wings, and ILM veteran Lorne Peterson confirmed that information. 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Obaidul QuaderRuling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said that the prime minister sent a letter to Kamal Hossain inviting dialogue with an interest of continuation of the democratic trend, reports UNB.The dialogue will be held with the Awami League, not with the government, said Obaidul, also the road transport and bridges minister.”Awami League will finalise the list who will attend the dialogue after getting the list from Jatiya Oikya Front,” said Qauder while talking to reporters at the Secretariat.Earlier in the morning, prime minister Sheikh Hasina invited Jatiya Oikya Front to join the dialogue with her party at 7:00pm on Thursday at Ganobhaban.Responding to a question, the minister said the dialogue is not being arranged over any pressure.”We welcome them as they want to discuss their seven-point demand and 11 goals with us,” said Quader.The Election Commission will decide about accepting their demands and the court will decide on some other issues, he added.”There is no chance of any non-registered party to participate in the dialogue. We are not sitting with the BNP, but with Oikya Front and expecting all the problems will be solved on the dialogue table,” said the minister.As they mentioned their seven-point demand and 11 goals in the letter, so there is no chance of denying their demands, said Quader adding “The discussion will be held on the table.””This newly formed cabinet will be the election-time government and the election will be held under the election commission, not under the government,” he said.There is a possibility that the size of newly formed government will be same as the present one, he said adding, “New faces may be added or not.” read more
X 00:00 /00:46 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: After Hurricane Harvey, care providers thought an influx of grant money would help them hire more bilingual counselors, specifically who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, or Farsi. “That would have been the same six months earlier or a year earlier, but the funds weren’t there so it’s really brought that issue to light,” said Alejandra Posada, Chief Program Officer at Mental Health America Houston.Often, counselors will have to conduct sessions through an interpreter over a phone call.Posada says the issue extends to outreach as well — information, like brochures on mental health care, are not readily available in languages besides English and Spanish. She says right now, organizations like hers are focused on getting more bilingual students in the pipeline to become counselors. As demand for mental health care in Houston has grown over the past year, providers say the lack of bilingual counselors has become more apparent. Share Listen read more
What better way for comic book enthusiasts to spend Labor Day weekend than in a superhero costume?Comic book illustrator Marcus Williams and author Greg Williams will debut this poster for “Tuskeegee Heirs” at Baltimore Comic-Con this weekend.More than 40,000 people are expected to attend the 17th annual Baltimore Comic-Con, running through Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center. Some will unveil their original costumes while cosplaying, some will try to complete their comic book collection, others will get autographs from artists and special guests, and many come just to people-watch.“The Baltimore Comic-Con started as a small, hotel-based show,” said Randy Tischler, communications director for the convention. “Since that initial year, we have grown and grown, adding guests, features, panels, exclusives, costume contests, activities, and more.”There will be costume contests held on Saturday for adults and Sunday for children. To help those without a costume get ready for next year, a Saturday panel will offer tips on “DIY Cosplay” and how to make costumes without breaking the bank. There are sure to be many Black Panthers and Luke Cages in attendance.On Sunday, Black Mask Comics will host a panel discussion how new creators are changing the world of comics. That discussion will include comic creators such as Kwanza Osajyefo—creator of the upcoming, crowdfunded, six-part graphic novel “Black,” which deals with issues like police brutality in a world where only Black people have superpowers.Also on Sunday, a discussion hosted by actor Belle Burr will tackle “Diversity in Comics,” and why equal representation in comics is important.This year’s media guests include actors such as Candice Patton who plays Iris West on the CW series “The Flash,” and she will be featured at a spotlight panel on Saturday morning.The convention will also feature a bevy of guests such as artists Brian Stelfreeze of DC Comics, Ron Wilson of Marvel and Marcus Williams who plans to debut a poster for “Tuskegee Heirs,” a sci-fi comic series following a group of Black aviators who save the world.Baltimore Comic-Con has grown to attract visitors from across the country and continues to offer something for everyone.“While we are a lot different from ‘the little show that could’ back in the early days, we have maintained our comic book roots, and our guests and attendees seem to appreciate that,” Tischler said. read more