“The in-flight Japanese battery incident followed an earlier 787 battery incident that occurred on the ground in Boston on January 7, 2013,” the regulator said.
“The AD (airworthiness directive) is prompted by this second incident involving a lithium ion battery.””
[O, every day I want to fly/drive/use technology less and less.]
The Jin Mao Tower (simplified Chinese: 金茂大厦; traditional Chinese: 金茂大廈; pinyin: Jīn Mào Dàshà; literally “Golden Prosperity Building”) is an 88-story landmark supertall skyscraper in the Lujiazui area of the Pudong district of Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. It contains offices and the Shanghai Grand Hyatt hotel. Until 2007 it was the tallest building in the PRC, the fifth tallest in the world by roof height and the seventh tallest bypinnacle height. Along with the Oriental Pearl Tower, it is a centerpiece of the Pudong skyline. Its height was surpassed on September 14, 2007 by theShanghai World Financial Center which is next to the building. The Shanghai Tower, a 128-story building located next to these two buildings and now under construction, will be even taller.
Screen grabs from the trailer I directed for Warren Ellis’ new novel Gun Machine.
I quite like this relatively new genre of online book trailers. I can’t believe publishers weren’t doing this earlier. Were the Scientologists first on the scene?
They offer many of the same challenges as music videos (must relate to or enhance the primary source, and a too-literal portrayal just winds up being humorous) but also present a significant new one: how to pique reader’s interest in the world the novelist is presenting, without too strongly pre-stamping the visual blueprint the reader is normally asked to collaborate on in the act of reading.