The Lapa: Never Lose Anything Again!

Lapa Colors

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The Lapa: Never Lose Anything Again ラパ:二度と何もなくさない
Do you have trouble 〜に苦労しているか
keeping up with your things 自分のものをきちんと管理する
Are you constantly misplacing items あなたは絶えずものを置き忘れている
wasting your precious time 貴重な時間を無駄にしている

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Do you have trouble keeping up with your things? Are you constantly misplacing items and wasting your precious time hunting for them? Then the Lapa may be what you need.

Lapas communicating

The Lapa is a device that you attach to something you don’t want to lose. When you do misplace an object with a Lapa, you use the Lapa App on your smart phone to search for it. You can scan a Lapa up to 70 meters away in optimum conditions. But the Lapa’s real power lies in its network. As a Lapa communicates with other Lapas in a Lapa network, you can find your Lapa virtually anywhere. For example, when another Lapa comes near your lost Lapa it will update your Lapa’s position automatically but without accessing its data. Your data is always securely protected.

Lapa vs quarter

A Lapa is hardly bigger than a quarter and weighs only five grams. They are powered by a CR2016 battery, which can last up to eight months and are easily replaceable. You can manage an unlimited number of Lapas with the Lapa App. You can even manage your friends’ Lapas if they need help finding them.

Lapas can be attached to almost anything you don’t want to lose. You can stick it on or hang it from a string or just drop it inside.

Lapa and wallet

Lapas even work with social media. You can share access to your Lapa with friends on Facebook and they can help you find it. Or if you choose, you can use the ‘Go Public’ feature and ask for help from the whole Lapa community. Anyone can help you search with the free Lapa App.

Lapas are expected to start shipping this April. Find out more about the Lapa at the following link: http://lapa-app.com/
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Five of Seven Divers Rescued Off Coast of Bali

Bali and Nusa Lembongan

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Five Japanese scuba divers [tippy title ="have miraculously been found alive" header=“off”] 奇跡的に生きて発見された[/tippy] [tippy title ="three days after they went missing" header=“off”] 行方不明になってから3日後[/tippy] [tippy title ="off the coast of Bali" header=“off”] バリ州海岸沖で[/tippy].

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English 日本語
Five of Seven Divers Rescued Off Coast of Bali 7人中5人のダイバーがバリ州海岸沖で救助された
have miraculously been found alive 奇跡的に生きて発見された
three days after they went missing 行方不明になってから3日後
off the coast of Bali バリ州海岸沖で

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Five Japanese scuba divers have miraculously been found alive three days after they went missing off the coast of Bali.

Local fishermen discovered the divers clinging to a coral reef. The five women divers were almost 20 kilometers from where they and two other women went missing.

The women could not be rescued by the fishermen due to rough waves. Shortly after their discovery, one was rescued by helicopter and the others were picked up by a rescue boat. Unfortunately, officials have no news of the other two divers.[tippy title ="(UPDATE)" header=“off”] Body of one of the divers recovered by Indonesian search team. Read more here.[/tippy]

The seven women began their diving trip under good weather conditions on Friday from Nusa Lembongan, a nearby island. They were experienced divers—all with more than 50 hours diving time. The skipper of their boat said there was a heavy downpour while he was waiting for the divers. The water became cloudy during the heavy rain and he moved the boat about 100 meters away from where they were expected to resurface.

When they did not resurface at the appointed time he searched the area for about an hour before reporting the incident to authorities.

There were reports of heavy rains in the area on that day. Such sudden downpours are very common during the monsoon season, which runs from October to April.

The women appear to have no serious injuries and are currently being treated at two hospitals in Bali.

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Derreck Kayongo: Hope Through a Bar of Soap

Derreck Kayongo Hope Through a Bar of Soap

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[tippy title ="After surviving a civil war in Uganda" header=“off”] ウガンダの内戦を生き延びたあと [subtippy title=”(map)”]

[/subtippy][/tippy] and [tippy title ="years in a refuge camp in Kenya" header=“off”] ケニアの避難キャンプでの年月(の後)[/tippy], Derreck Kayongo [tippy title ="arrived in the US" header=“off”] アメリカにたどり着いた[/tippy]. He [tippy title ="spent his first nights at a hotel" header=“off”] 最初の数日間をホテルで過ごした[/tippy] in [tippy title="Philadelphia"]

[/tippy]. [tippy title ="After coming back to his room" header=“off”] 部屋に戻った後[/tippy] [tippy title ="on the second day of his stay" header=“off”] 彼の滞在2日目に[/tippy] he saw [tippy title ="a completely new bar of soap" header=“off”] まっさらの石けんひとつ[/tippy] …

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The Story of Derreck Kayongo: Hope Through a Bar of Soap デレック・カヨンゴの物語:石けんを通しての希望 
After surviving a civil war in Uganda ウガンダの内戦を生き延びたあと
years in a refuge camp in Kenya ケニアの避難キャンプでの年月(の後)
arrived in the US アメリカにたどり着いた
spent his first nights at a hotel 最初の数日間をホテルで過ごした
After coming back to his room 部屋に戻った後
on the second day of his stay 彼の滞在2日目に
a completely new bar of soap まっさらの石けんひとつ

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After surviving a civil war in [tippy title="Uganda"]

[/tippy] and years in a refuge camp in Kenya, Derreck Kayongo arrived in the US. He spent his first nights at a hotel in [tippy title="Philadelphia"]

[/tippy]. After coming back to his room on the second day of his stay he saw a completely new bar of soap in the bathroom. He thought it was strange, because he had hardly used the soap the night before. Worried that he was being charged for it, he brought the new soap to the front desk. He was told that it was the policy of the hotel to replenish the soap every day.

Derrick couldn’t believe it. It seemed wasteful to him to throw away things that can still be used.

Derreck knows a little more than the average person about soap. His father used to make soap in Uganda. When he was sharing his experience with his father he had a good idea. He started thinking, “What if we could recycle the soap and send it to people who need it?”

global soap project

It took several years, but in 2009, Derreck Kayongo, began the Global Soap Project. Currently, 300 hotels participate in the project. So far, they have provided over 150,000 bars of recycled soap to people in ten countries.

Access to soap makes a big difference. Ever year millions of children die from diarrheal diseases even though they can easily be prevented by using soap. However, when someone can only earn $1 a day, it is extremely hard to pay 25 cents for a bar of soap. Derrick’s soap is saving lives.

Derreck is finally being recognized for his great work. In 2011 he was named a Top 10 CNN Hero.

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Luxury Hotel in a Giant Hole

hotel in quarry night

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China has [tippy title ="some of the highest skyscrapers in the world" header=“off”] 世界で最も高い摩天楼 skyscraper(スカイスクレイパー、「空を削るもの」の意)[/tippy]. But now [tippy title ="construction is under way" header=“off”] 建設が進行中である[/tippy] to build …

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Luxury Hotel in a Giant Hole 巨大な穴の中にある高級ホテル
some of the highest skyscrapers in the world 世界で最も高い摩天楼 skyscraper(スカイスクレイパー、「空を削るもの」の意)
construction is under way 建設が進行中である

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