Episode 01: Smoke
In 2003, Jimmy wakes up in bed next to Kim and begins his morning routine. While he is circling job ads in the newspaper, he receives a call on his cell phone from Howard that he doesn't answer. As Jimmy helps Kim with her arm cast, Howard leaves a message on her voicemail informing them of Chuck's death in the house fire. Jimmy and Kim race to the fire-gutted ruins of Chuck's house, where Jimmy sees the coroner's van carrying Chuck's body drive away. After talking to the fire inspector, Kim tells Jimmy that the fire was caused by a knocked-over lantern and that Chuck died from smoke inhalation. Jimmy notes the electrical appliances strewn in Chuck's backyard and, recalling their last encounter, realizes that something triggered a relapse in his EHS delusion in the time between then and the fire.
Episode 01: Smoke
The episode starts with lightheartedness and humor that balances out the drama and seriousness that occurs later on. It\u2019s nice to see these characters that we\u2019ve gotten to know over the last few years finally have a moment of respite as well, and to revisit some running gags.
Then the drama comes back in full swing. Like last season, the story is jumping between Hange and Levi\u2019s squads. This episode narrows its sights on Levi\u2019s squad for the most part, but Hange and her squad comes into play for some significant story details. It will be interesting to see how these two teams end up working together in this arc, how they\u2019ll have to split apart, and just how many enemies the Scouts will have by the end of this season.
An event towards the end of the episode adds yet another layer of mystery and intrigue to the growing list of questions we\u2019ve had since the beginning of the series. While this particular event is interesting and adds another level of drama, I worry that it might make the story too convoluted. Attack on Titan has always had a lot going on, and adding another, complex element to that may mean we won\u2019t get the answers we\u2019ve been seeking.
Wildfire smoke can seriously impact humans' health, but scientists have discovered that it can also affect the health of ecosystems. On the Living With Fire Podcast, Professor Sudeep Chandra, director of the Global Water Center at the University of Nevada, Reno, talks about how scientists have been working to understand these impacts on Lake Tahoe's aquatic ecosystem.
"So just like Miracle-Gro has a nice combination of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to grow our garden plants, it turns out smoke has a ratio of nitrogen to phosphorus. Sometimes it's optimal, and sometimes it's not," explains Chandra.
In addition to providing nutrients for fertilizing algae, Chandra explains that smoke can also affect the amount of light hitting the lake, potentially reducing the amount of ultraviolet light, which kills algae cells.
"We're entering this new era of no analog experiences, where these ecosystems are experiencing this smoke every single year or fire every single year. We don't have an analog from the past to understand that. So yeah, it's exciting, and it's really unknown."
Puneet Neotia: There were a couple of reasons why we were trying to do it. The first and foremost reason was, and he still is, our eldest son, he is mechanically highly inclined. And he likes to build parts, at least that's what He's showing us. And he's doing his undergrad in mechanical engineering. Obviously, we have seen through the COVID pandemic, that supply chain, how integral it is part of our day to day lives. Because the issue of being close, then the pressure came on US manufacturers like us, produce more, but how do you produce more the entire machine to come from those parts of the world? So we said, No, let's do it here. Let's do it now. There will be no better time. And let's see where we can take it. So we sold off our Subways to pick capital and put it in here. It's a risk we took but we are happy so far.Back in the 80s, when I was in high school, we read about the golden era of us, right around World War Two and in 80s, when US was going up in terms of manufacturing and building capabilities. We read stories in our textbooks about Pittsburgh, a classic example the state of Pennsylvania, we saw videos of steel mills, all look and corner of Pennsylvania. I'm getting goosebumps talking about it. So the smokes rising out of chimney. When I came to us in '98, Pittsburgh was the first city we've run into man, no smoke, what happened? Then I talked to the local they said that the industry is completely gone, outsourced. Our goal is how to make US self dependent on production that we give it and we keep people employed here because people need jobs, not everybody is cut out for service industry, white collar jobs, no, they are not. So where do they find jobs, either they go to restaurants and all or they come work for us.
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Emily garners plenty of praise for her grilled flank steak with romesco, smoked tomatoes, almonds and a Tokyo turnip panzanella as does Erica for her bone-in ribeye, horseradish labneh and smoked eggplant puree, topped with a cilantro and parsley zhug.
Again, it's really tough to think that Siobhan has a fighting chance in this competition as she seems really out of her league, but maybe that's just the editing. Here's to hoping she has a stronger showing next week than she did on this first episode.
Watching Erica, Josh and Kym take the top spots in both the Quickfire Challenge and the Elimination Challenge was super impressive. I don't think that the same three chefs have ever won both portions of an episode before, but don't quote me on that.
As can be deduced from his name, Smoker is an avid smoker, almost never being seen without at least one cigar on his mouth. He also instinctively prefers to walk around with his chest bare, doing so even after having his mind transferred to the body of a woman. Smoker seems to have a hobby in rock balancing. As such, he does not seem to like when people make too much noise around him, as he claims that it breaks his focus.
When Donquixote Doflamingo arrived at Punk Hazard looking for Law and the Straw Hats after the events that had transpired there, he began attacking the G-5 Marines that were still doing rescue work in the island. Doflamingo demanded Smoker to reveal the whereabouts of the newly formed Pirate Alliance, to which Smoker refused while derisively bringing up Vergo's involvement in the whole episode. Figuring that Smoker had learned a lot about his underworld operations, Doflamingo was left with no choice but to try silencing the vice-admiral.
Smoker ate the Moku Moku no Mi, a Logia-type Devil Fruit that allows him to create, control and transform his body into smoke. He can manipulate the smoke's density, even to the point of solidifying it, allowing him to hold and constrict others within it. Like most Logia users, he can fly by turning his lower body into smoke and propelling himself like a rocket.
He can use his smoke to surround his opponents to trap and/or bind them. Due to smoke being a gas, it has high manoeuvrability and irregular movements, allowing him to easily cover the battlefield in smoke as his opponents pointlessly try to escape it. Once his smoke is surrounding his enemies, he can increase its density, turning it solid and restraining his victims. 041b061a72