This is amazing. Worth a watch (and listen).
This is amazing. Worth a watch (and listen).
Good ad by the Saskatchewan Party although it doesn’t do well on the whole accuracy meter.
Young people are still leaving Saskatchewan but it is immigration that is keeping the provinces population up. Also, the government in power during the time that Wall is speaking of, was not a NDP government, it was the Grant Devine administration in which Brad Wall worked for as a staffer and later chief of staff. As far as people leaving the province during that time, the population in Saskatchewan actually grew by 40,000 people.
Political ads never let the facts get in the way of a good ad.
On July long weekend I was incredibly sick with infection in my leg. I was overwhelmed with fever, cold sweats and dehydration. Wendy took me to St. Paul’s Emergency Waiting Room where I was admitted to the quieter ward. Eventually it all filled up. Everyone of us had the same story. We were all on wait lists to see a specialist but our health had deteriorated to the point where we had to be treated or admitted on an emergency basis. Several of us have waited months.
John Maeda once wrote that more administration need to understand what their users are going through. It’s why while teaching at MIT, he also enrolled at MIT to understand what his students were going through. For me, I have struggled to keep treatments going despite them being ordered by the surgeon for no other reason then the nurses are often intimidated by the bureacracy and refuse to act without new doctors orders. This means new appointments and a frustrated doctor who already left orders.
I wouldn’t wish this infection on anyone but until you go through it, it’s hard to truly realize how brutal our system is and I’ll be honest, lean hasn’t made it any better.
Not only are we suffering (the treatment given at the hospital that day actually made my infection worse) but we are costing the system how much more in emergency room costs and hospital admissions?
I’ve watched this about 10 times now. Could you imagine a Cam Broten or Brad Wall theme song like this for upcoming election? Or even a Don Atchison one in a civic campaign?
First of all, watch this time lapse video taken over five years.
Here is the story behind it.
The Elbphilharmonie is a concert hall under construction in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany. The new construction sits on top of an old warehouse building and is designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron.
In 2007, the construction was scheduled to be finished by 2010 with an estimated cost of €241 million. In November 2008, as an endorsement to the original contract, the costs for the project were estimated at €450 million.In August 2012, the cost were re-estimated to be over €500 million, which should also cover the increased cost for a strengthened roof.
As of December 2014, construction work is scheduled to end in October 2016 at a cost of €789 million, with an announced opening date of 12 January 2017.
The easternmost part of the building will be rented by Westin Hamburg hotel, scheduled to open in October 2016. The upper floors west of the concert hall will accommodate apartments.
I love the ambition of this project. It’s something you don’t often see anymore.
The Political Panel’s Murray Mandryk and Stefani Langenegger discuss the controversy over the province’s $1.4B carbon dioxide capture project with Morning Edition host Sheila Coles. You need to watch it.
This reminds me a lot of some of the Devine mega projects that never worked as promised which this Saskatchewan Party seems to still be in love with. This is the first one they made happen and it’s really not working nearly as well as they promised. As Murray Mandryk said, maybe Wall should not has been as smug as he has been.
Also as Mandryk says, maybe you can’t effectively capture coal in western Canada. As Langenegger points out, SaskPower rate payers are actually subsidizing Alberta oil companies to get oil out of the ground. This project is a big mess.
If you want to read more, check out James Fallows in The Atlantic on clean coal from 2010.
The dream car of your childhood can now be the dream car of your adulthood. A giant street-legal version of Little Tikes’ red and yellow car is currently for sale on eBay. It’s a one of a kind, and there are some real perks to it. There are huge windows (although there’s no glass), an engine so that you don’t have to walk it around, and it should be easy to spot in a parking lot.
The car was built in 2013 by the custom vehicle shop Attitude Autos. You may have heard about it back then: after being featured on the BBC, video of the car went viral online. Since then, it’s been popping up at charity events around the UK — the shop behind it seems to hope that whoever buys it next will put it to the same use. "We have managed to raise a substantial amount of money for children’s charities with the Crazy Coupe, so it’s potential in the right hands could be quite phenomenal," it writes.
Regardless of your politics, this is a really good attack ad. Also, I think Illegal Campaign Contributions would be an amazing name for a band.