My dyslexic 14 year old sister loves the new Ghostbusters. We just finished watching it for the second time.
Halfway through the movie, she turned to me and told me that she thinks Holtzmann (her absolute favourite character) is dyslexic. I responded with cool, but what makes her think that? She pointed out that Holtzmann has yellow lenses not just for her goggles, but her glasses.
See, sometimes people with dyslexia are helped by putting films of certain colors over whatever they read. For my sister, that’s purple and/or blue films. So halfway through the film she turned to me, and so so SO excitedly was like “?????? I think my fave is like me??????” And that was just. I’m glad she got to have such a moment.
THIS IS AN APPRECIATION POST FOR PAN AND POLY PEOPLE BECAUSE PAN AND POLY PEOPLE MEAN SO MUCH TO ME AND I NEVER SEE ANY REPRESENTATION FOR THEM YOU GUYS ARE SO AMAZING AND DESERVE THE WORLD MWAH I LOVE YOU
Indonesia ponders coal export tax -industry groups
“It is still only an idea,” said Suhala. “This is not a good
sign for the investor."He added that any export tax would hit foreign investors in
Indonesian coal, after they had ploughed cash into projects,
equipment and related infrastructure.Indonesian energy ministry official Thamrin Sihite was
unavailable for comment."An export tax is a very long way away,” said Suhala. “First
the government has to revise the law, then re-negotiate
contracts – so it cannot be implemented in the near future."The coal export tax discussions are separate to the ongoing
drafting of rules requiring miners to carry out minimum
processing on minerals before export.In an effort to support the domestic industry and add value
to its coal exports, the Indonesian energy and minerals ministry
is drafting a regulation that would by 2014 require coal
producers to upgrade low-quality coal to a medium-quality coal
before exporting.The mining industry says Indonesia needs to delay the
implementation of the planned regulation, to enable the much
needed value-added investments to catch up."No decision has yet been made,” said Singgih Widagdo, the
director at the Indonesian Coal Society, referring to the export
tax idea. “No figures have been issued yet."It’s difficult because if the government wants to introduce
an export tax, at the same time it is in the process of
re-negotiating mining laws."He said that major political parties would be opposed to
such a tax on coal exports."It’s not easy for the government to draft an export tax,
during the (2014) re-negotiation process is still running,” he
said, adding that he didn’t believe it would ultimately happen.Indonesian output will hit 340-354 million tonnes
for 2011, industry groups say, and is seen rising at least 10
percent annually over the next five years to lead global growth
in thermal coal exports and meet rising demand from China, India
and South Korea.The archipelago of 17,000 islands produces mainly low-grade
coal, used predominantly in emerging markets, with Vietnam seen
as an up and coming big consumer.Southeast Asia’s largest economy currently has an export tax
for both cocoa and palm oil, in an effort to maintain domestic
supplies and encourage lucrative downstream industries.
Here’s a look at Jeremy the Squirrel living his best life from the forthcoming Cat Rackham collection by Steve Wolfhard. The eponymous feline, however, is his usual anxiety ridden self that we know and love! Check it out this September!