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VIDEO: Manu Bennett from ‘Spartacus’ at an Israeli friends party in New Zealand (Singing in Hebrew)

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February 7, 2012
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Cultural fusion at its funniest & best! Manu Bennett from Spartacus at an Israeli friends party in New Zealand. He leads a haka, using a Hebrew Children’s song which the 2010 Israeli Rugby Team originally turned into a haka.

Time for WINTER2012 Promo items!

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February 7, 2012
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It’s that time of the year again! NEW PROMO ITEMS! Check out what SDM has in store for you this WINTER!

 

1. SDM Bubble Gum Machines!

2. NEW! SDM banners

3. SDM Mints

4. Valentine’s Day Plateable Card! (This year give the environment the gift of Love)

5. Collapsable Water Bottles (A Thirst for Tel Aviv)

6. SDM Hand Sanitizer! (Cleantech Since 1948)

7. SDM’s Drawstring Bags (Tel Aviv: Fun with No strings Attached)

Israel formally applies for the 2014 Winter Olympic men’s hockey tournament in Sochi

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February 7, 2012
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Will Israel be playing Hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics ?!?!

So how do these teams qualify?

Here’s how the process works, via the IIHF:

The top-9 men’s nations and the top-6 women’s nations according to the 2012 IIHF Men’s and Women’s World Rankings respectively will be qualified automatically for the Ice Hockey Tournaments at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Additionally, three more men’s teams and two women’s teams will be determined through a series of qualification tournaments during the 2012/2013 season, starting in autumn 2012 and ending with the final qualifications in February 2013.

The groups of the men’s and women’s tournaments in Sochi as well as the seeding for the qualification tournaments will be determined based on the 2012 IIHF World Rankings as calculated following the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship in Burlington, Vermont (USA), 7-14 April; and the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Helsinki (Finland) and Stockholm (Sweden), 4-20 May.

The field of men’s teams, and listed by their current men’s world ranking:

1. Russia 17. Italy
2. Finland 18. Slovenia
3. Sweden 19. Ukraine
4. Canada 20. Hungary
5. Czech Republic 21. Great Britain
6. USA 22. Japan
7. Switzerland 23. Poland
8. Germany 24. Lithuania
9. Norway 25. Croatia
10. Slovakia 26. Romania
11. Belarus 27. Spain
12. Latvia 28. Serbia
13. Denmark 29. Korea
14. France 30. Mexico
15. Austria 31. Israel
16. Kazakhstan 32. Bosnia-Herzegovina

Israel’s biggest solar farm to be set in Ramat Hovav

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New photovoltaic power generation venture to stretch across 120 acres in south, produce 35 mega watts of electricity for national power grid

The Industrial Council Ramat Hovav approved a new venture that would see Israel’s biggest solar venture constructed in its limits, Ynet learned.

The Ramat Hovav Tenders Committee accepted an NIS 80 million (approx. $21.5 million) bid by Sol Project 7, a subsidiary of Solar Israel Ltd. The company will lease 120 acres for the purpose of building a photovoltaic power generation farm.

The area in question has been deems unfit for agricultural or urban development, as it once housed the Ramat Hovav wastewater evaporation ponds.

The project is expected to generate 35 megawatts of electricity and once it is operational it will be included in the national power grid.

The facility’s construction is expected to cost $100 million and its operational costs are estimated at $2.1 million a year.

The lease will be in effect for 22 years and Ramat Hovav stands to make about NIS 40 million ($10.75) off the venture.

“These are lands that no one ever thought could be used again, and all of a sudden it turns out they’re worth millions,” a Ramat Hovav councilmen told Ynet.

Ramat Hovav Council Head Andre Suzan said the project represented a “great environmental victory,” adding that “what was once an environmental nuisance will become a source of clean energy.”

A Sol Project 7 statement added: “The project represents maximal use of space without infringing on open spaces… Once complete, the Ramat Hovav solar farm will be the biggest in Israel.”

Along Sage, CEO of Sol Project 7 added that the company was “proud to be a part of this project. It’s an added bonus for the environment.”

Source: Ynetnews.com

First look at the Israeli poster for Madonna’s World Tour

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February 7, 2012
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Check out the Israel concert’s FaceBook Page by clicking here

More pics here

Oren Peli’s ‘THE RIVER’ premieres tonight (CTV, ABC, 9 p.m.)

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February 7, 2012
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Israeli Director Oren Peli and Michael R. Perry created this television series about a documentary crew searching the Amazon for a beloved scientist-explorer-television host.

The River is an upcoming American paranormal/adventure/horror series that will debut during the 2011–12 television season on ABC as a midseason replacement. Eight episodes will be produced for the first season. The series will premiere February 7, 2012

Synopsis

Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. The shocking truth about his disappearance is out there, somewhere, just waiting to be discovered. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son, Lincoln (Joe Anderson), he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole’s emergency beacon suddenly goes off. At the urging of his mother, Tess (Leslie Hope), Lincoln reluctantly joins her on a search for his father. To fund the rescue, they agree to let Dr. Cole’s cagey ex-producer, Clark (Paul Blackthorne), film the mission documentary-style. The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena (Eloise Mumford), loyal mechanic Emilio (Daniel Zacapa) and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson (Thomas Kretschmann)