http://www.FTV.com/videos AKKO – FashionTV highlights Akko, a city in the Western Galilee area of north Israel. Akko is one of the oldest regions of the country. FTV brings some of its most beautiful girls along for a tour along the coast as well as some of the historical forts and landmarks. First, the girls explore and then feast on a delicious meal of fish, before getting ready for a fun night out at the Avalon club. Rita and Sinia say hello to FashionTV as the girls enter the club in some of their hottest partywear. Dancers are already partying on the table tops. Some of them wear F crystal tattoos. The F Vodka: Elixir of Fashion makes the rounds exclusively at the VIP tables. The next day, models like Elena Rokah relax with massages, head to the beach, and lounge by the pool for a sun-drenched day.
The team compared the sensor to gas chromatography–mass spectrometry identification finding that the new device provided “significant discrimination between (i) LC and healthy states; (ii) small cell LC and non–small cell LC; and between (iii) two subtypes of non–small cell LC: adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.”
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First they went for a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee where they were invited to put on biblical costumes and have an impromptu photo shoot. The kids really had fun dressing up. Lunch was next and the teenage girls were a little grossed out to be served whole fish with the eyes still intact but found it to be delicious.
A trip to the Jordan River was next. Jim Bob had always thought that that would be a great place to be baptized and they prepared for that. Amy was the only one in the group who had never been baptized before so she was particularly excited. During this experience Jim Bob spotted a number of huge river rats swimming around them and they found that the fish in the water was nipping at their ankles. Jim Bob though it was really neat to be baptized in such a special place.
Next on the list was “Genesis Land’ where they rode camels. Michelle opted out because of her pregnancy but everyone else joined in, even Grandma. They also swam in The Dead Sea, which is the lowest point on the earth. The kids smeared mud on themselves and each other. Grandma was convinced that the mud has medicinal qualities so she scooped up a few baggies full to take home.
Soon they were shopping in the old city and Jim Bob couldn’t get over the diversity of the people and the range of products for sale. He especially enjoyed the bartering.
The next morning baby Josie woke up with a fever and congestion so Mom and Dad took her to the clinic while the rest explored the Garden Tomb where Jesus had been laid after he died. The family was overcome by this place and sang “Amazing Grace” in unison. The bible really came to life for them at that special place.
Meanwhile the Doctor told Jim Bob and Michelle that Josie shouldn’t fly so the rest packed up and flew home leaving Jill and Michelle to stay behind with Josie. After a very long week Josie was given the go ahead to fly with a doctor on board and soon everyone was back together again in Arkansas.
Jim Bob didn’t think that they would ever look at the bible in the same way again after seeing the places that Jesus had been. The Duggar world tour covered Scotland, Ireland, England and finally Israel. It was wonderful but it’s over and Michelle exclaimed, “It’s nice to be back.”
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The undisputable success of Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing input device changed not only the world of gaming but also the minds of technology investors, who used to regard the technology as unprofitable.
A week after another Israeli startup, Eyesight, managed to raise $4.2 million, Calcalist has learned that XTR (Extreme Reality) concluded an $8 million financing round led by Crescent Point’s Ohad Finkelstein and Yuval Shahar.
The round was conducted by the Furth, Wilensky, Mizrahi & Knaani law firm and included the company’s current investors such as Texas Instruments and angel investor Nissim Zarfati, formerly Kardan Investments chairman.
Another XTR investor revealed lately is billionaire Ron Conway – one of Silicon Valley’s most heavy investors.
Now that the financing round has been completed, XTR will hire another 20 employees who will join the company’s staff of 30.
XTR CEO Elad Dubzinski explains that the company’s technology is already installed in mobile phones, tablets and televisions and that the company is poised to make its debut in the automobile market.
“This is a market which has been discussed for the past seven years but thanks to Kinect, has really taken off. Motion sensors are making their way from the sidelines to the limelight which necessitates setting a standard for affordable software solutions which can be incorporated into any product.
“The only available solution today is electronic and expensive – not everyone can afford the $200 Kinect.”
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