My short documentary on Central African Republic is out for National Geographic Magazine. Discover how war affects communities and how they try to build themselves up after being destroyed. #carcrisis @marcusbleasdale @natgeo@humanrightswatch@selwyn1882@cambridgeuniversity copy paste this link to see the full 9 min doc http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/05/car-civil-war-behind-scenes/
People rest outside Boda hospital.
Photo @samphelps 2014
2018 Honda Accord, the automaker is betting that midsized-sedan buyers care more about gaining a couple of extra inches of rear legroom than losing a pair cylinders with the departure of the V6-powered model.
The Accord joins other midsized sedans that have relinquished their V6s. That’s not a surprise, because few customers chose the V6 versions. The sculpted exterior gives the popular family sedan a more dramatic, upscale look in a competitive field that includes rivals such as the Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, and Hyundai Sonata. There is no coupe for this generation.
The Accord wasn’t updated just to make a styling statement. It’s the car’s 2.1-inch stretch in wheelbase that frees up 2.5 inches of legroom for rear-seat occupants. Honda has also positioned the Accord seats lower and slightly more inward to improve shoulder, hip, and headroom. We’ll weigh in on that once we evaluate the car.
But this increase in cabin stretch-out space doesn’t mean the Accord is stepping up in size. The 2018 Accord is 0.3 inches shorter, 0.3 inches wider, and 0.5 inches lower than the model it replaces. And it’s more than 100 pounds lighter thanks to weight-saving measures in the powertrain and chassis.
Two turbocharged, four-cylinder engines are available. The entry-level version is a 1.5-liter that’s shared with the Honda CR-V SUV and Civic compact car. Delivering 192-horsepower—7 hp more than the previous Accord’s 2.4-liter, four-cylinder—this base engine employs a continuously variable transmission. A six-speed manual transmission is also available on the Sport trim, a rarity in this category.
IDP camp on the outskirts of #Batangafo, Central African Republic. A fresh wave of violence has forced 40,000 more #people to flee from their homes. In May this year, the UN's refugee agency said that there were more than 500,000 internally displaced persons in the entire country. Central African Republic has been engulfed by inter-religious and Inter-communal #violence between the mainly Muslim Seleka and mainly Christian anti-Balaka militias since the overthrow of president Francois Bozize in 2013. (With @azad.essa in CAR, June 2017) | #carcrisis#displaced#conflict#instagram#instadaily#ontheway#onassignment#places#travel
HOW YOU DAMAGE YOUR CAR BY FILLING THE TANK TO THE BRIM
Reasons why you should never overfill your car fuel tank
With a tank that is overfilled tank you run the risk of having your tank collapse, destroying your liquid-fuel separator, destroying your canister and having liquid fuel and charcoal pellets flowing out anytime the purge valve is opened. So rather than do yourself good, you are actually CREATING MORE PROBLEMS FOR YOU AND YOUR VEHICLE.
Vehicles as far back as 1970 began to carry a special fuel vapor monitoring system called the Evaporative Emission Control System. This system monitors, controls and minimizes the release of fuel vapors to the atmosphere. It is as a result of the introduction of this system that overfilling your vehicle’s tank became a disaster.
The EVAP system, like all other emission control system comprises of different components working together. Let’s take a look at a few of the very important ones, how they work and how overfilling your vehicle tank affects them.
Tank: Fuel, being very volatile in nature, must be given allowance for expansion when hot. What this simply means is that when fuel gets hot it will evaporate, leaving behind fuel vapors. If the fuel is in a closed container and the vapors are not allowed to escape, it will cause a deformation in the container or even result in bursting/collapse of the container. It was for this reason that manufacturers started designing the fuel tank with allowance for expansion of the fuel. If you ever try to overfill your tank, what you are actually doing is leaving no allowance for expansion and this can lead to collapsing of the tank.
Here's a cool thing. Two young girls, both affected by conflict, both uprooted from their homes. Different stories, different countries, but I'd guess similar ages. Both resilient, confident, and without any indication from me, struck this amazing #powerpose. A moment of deja vu for me the other day as I remembered I'd photographed this before. The first girl is a #refugee from #Iraq in Greece. She's never been to school before and is starting English classes on the island of Chios. Sharp as a tack and already great at English. She wants to be an engineer, but is already a great Arabic teacher 🙃 The second is an internally displaced girl from the #CentralAfricanRepublic. I distinctly remember her confidence when I took that photo over two years ago on my first mission with #RefugeesInternational. Here's to these girls, and young girls everywhere filled with strength and hope. May we nurture them and support them so they never lose this beautiful confidence. 🏻🏼🏽🏾🏿
Christian militia in #CAR: "We kill Muslim babies and pregnant women. We'll burn the Muslims & eat them. Muslims are edible." #CARcrisis
Last week, intense fighting reached the town of Zemio (which has been relatively quiet over the past few years) in the Central African Republic. As a result, 15 000 to 20 000 people were displaced around Zemio and reportedly there were several wounded. Most of the wounded were not able to reach the health centre due to the presence of armed men in the town. “We want to remind all the combatants of the need to respect a humanitarian space so that people who are not involved in the conflict can receive basic necessities,” explains Mia Hejdenberg, MSF head of mission in CAR. #MSF#DoctorsWithoutBorders#CAR#CARCrisis#CentralAfricanRepublic#Conflict
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Check out at the new website of our partner @water_for_good, and the possibility to travel to the Central African Republic with us !
So happy to collaborate with them, they are doing an amazing job in #CAR !
Ndrou 4. #Bria. Noël retourne dans sa maison incendiée il y dix jours par des auto défenses venus de la brousse voisine. Il monte la garde avec d'autres habitants pour sauver ce qui peut encore l'être. Sa famille a rejoint un des nombreux camps de déplacés de la ville. #CARcrisis
#CARcrisis : #Afb espace tuilotte un moment de détente calmement comme çaaaaa....🤓🤗🤣🤡