Best of EP Guest Photographer April: “Flying rainbow” – Victor Andronache

A few nice live news images I found:

Best of EP Guest Photographer April: “Flying rainbow” – Victor Andronache
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Image by European Parliament
Title: Flying rainbow

Description of the photo: When you look at any landfill, you will notice that they are filled with plastic bags. With a little wind they will fly all around creating a “rainbow”. This kind of rainbow will not appear after the rain as usual, but rather you could see it at any time, in any place on this planet. For example in the place where I live it is hanged in trees, on driving mirror of cars or just in people’s hands. It is flying all over. It must have been done something in order to stop the “rainbow” to fly.

Photography competition: Insert here!
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Become our "Guest Photographer"!

If photography is a passion of yours, we’d like to invite you to take part in our photography competition. During the coming months we will announce different topic once a month until the European elections in May. Send us your photo and you might be the winner of the month and have your photo published on our site. One of these monthly winners will be invited to Strasbourg in July to do a full photo reportage on the newly elected parliament.

How to take part

You can submit your photo and entry form via email.The deadline for the fifth topic "On the way to vote – Election day" is Sunday 25 May at midnight CET. For this theme you are invited to send in a set of pictures, from 1 up to 5 photos. The jury winner of the best photo(s) will be announced on Friday 6 June.

Among the submitted photos, an editorial committee will select the ten best entries and then pick the winner of the month. This will automatically make them a finalist for the jury prize. At the same time, the ten best photos will be showcased on our social media pages where everyone can vote for their favourite. The most liked photo and the person who took it will then be awarded a public prize. Both of these photographers will be invited to the first sitting of the newly elected chamber after the European elections in May, where they will get the chance to create their own photo-reportage of the event.

Hurry!

Send your photo and application form to the following address: webcom-flickr@europarl.europa.eu. For more details on the rules, photo requirements and copyright conditions please click on the links on the right. Happy clicking!

Rules:
www.europarl.europa.eu/resources/library/media/20140110RE...

Application form in 23 official languages:
www.europarl.europa.eu/pdf/photo_competition/AF_EN.rtf
(This link to the English file, to access to the other versions, change the two letters in red in the URL)

Q& A: www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20140110...

Guestphotographer in 2009: www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=IM-PRESS&...

April topic was "Plastic bag". Take a look at the 10 best images of the month and vote ("like") your favourite one!
www.flickr.com/photos/european_parliament/sets/7215763962...

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Cool African Music images

Some cool african music images:

67_I shall never forget the oft repeated prayer
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Image by Jim Surkamp

Hamilton Hatter Part 2 – Books Are The Holy Road TRT: 25:43s
youtu.be/H95odtzcU1k

Read script with matching images –

1_My_Heart_Is_In_The_Mountains.jpg
(music) Mother of limestone fountains! My heart goes back with the setting sun — My heart, my heart is in the Mountains!

2_The “Most Excellent” Hamilton Hatter
The “Most Excellent” Hamilton Hatter (1856-1942) Part 2 (music) Once enslaved near Charlestown, Virginia,

3_seizes opportunities to learn and overcome
Hamilton Hatter seizes opportunities to learn and overcome. At one college he builds young minds and even its buildings –

4_then launches another college in his beloved West Virginia
then launches another college in his beloved West Virginia again – building minds – and buildings. But first he had to overcome. (music)

5_and I can rejoice now in the belief that THE SCHOOL WILL GO ON
"and I can rejoice now in the belief that THE SCHOOL WILL GO ON!”

6_The children were of both sexes, ranging from three to twenty years of age
The children were of both sexes, ranging from three to twenty years of age, neatly and comfortably clad, well fed, healthy, and cheerful,

7_intelligent countenances
with an uncommon array of agreeable and intelligent countenances peering over the tops of the desks.

8_Northern journalist John Trowbridge came to Charlestown
Northern journalist John Trowbridge came to Charlestown in the early summer of 1865, a war-worn town

9_with its ruins and seething
with its ruins and seething and six months before Hatter’s school was opened there.

10_Trowbridge arrived at Charlestown
Trowbridge arrived at Charlestown in about May, 1865 expecting nothing in particular.

11_At the end of a long hour’s ride
At the end of a long hour’s ride, we arrived at Charles Town, chiefly of interest to me as the place of John Brown’s martyrdom.

12_on the edge of boundless unfenced fields
We alighted from the train on the edge of boundless unfenced fields, into whose melancholy solitudes the desolate streets emptied themselves – rivers to that ocean of weeds. The town resembled to my eye some unprotected female sitting,

13_sorrowfully on the wayside
sorrowfully on the wayside, in tattered and faded apparel, with unkempt tresses fallen negligently about features which might once have been attractive.

14_On the steps of a boarding house
On the steps of a boarding house I found an acquaintance whose countenance gleamed with pleasure

15_“at sight,” as he said, “of a single loyal face
“at sight,” as he said, “of a single loyal face in that nest of secession.” He had been two or three days in the place waiting for luggage which had been miscarried.

16_the sentiment toward secession throughout the County before the Civil War varied widely
While Jefferson County, West Virginia is still small, the sentiment toward secession throughout the County before the Civil War varied widely, with the hotbed of secessionist sentiment in the area around Charlestown and adjacent large farms.

17_“They are all Rebels here – all rebels!”
“They are all Rebels here – all rebels!” he exclaimed as he took his cane and walked with me. “They are a pitiable poverty-stricken set, there is no money in the place, and scarcely anything to eat.

18_We have for breakfast salt-fish, fried potatoes and treason
We have for breakfast salt-fish, fried potatoes and treason. Fried potatoes, treason, and salt-fish for dinner. At supper, the fare is slightly varied, and we have treason, salt-fish potatoes, and a little more treason.

19_My landlady’ s daughter is Southern fire incarnate
My landlady’ s daughter is Southern fire incarnate; and she illustrates Southern politeness by abusing Northern people and the government from morning ‘till night, for my especial edification. Sometimes I venture to answer her, when she flies at me, figuratively speaking, like a cat. The women are not the only out-spoken Rebels, although they are the worst.

20_The men don’t hesitate to declare their sentiments
The men don’t hesitate to declare their sentiments, in season and out of season.” My friend concluded with this figure:

21_The war feeling here is like a burning bush with a wet blanket
“The war feeling here is like a burning bush with a wet blanket wrapped around it. Looked at from the outside, the fire seems quenched. But just peep under the blanket and there it is, all alive and eating, eating in. The wet blanket is the present government policy; and every act of conciliation shown the Rebels is just letting in so much air to feed the fire.”

22_The day Hamilton was born
The day Hamilton was born in April, 1856,

23_36-year-old Frank Hatter appears to be working
his father 36-year-old Frank Hatter appears to be working one of Washington family homesteads in the County and

24_his mother 30-year-old Rebecca McCord was working
best evidence indicates his mother 30-year-old Rebecca McCord was working with the family Edward and Anne Aisquith, at their Charles Town home at Liberty and East (today Seminary) Streets.

25_or with Rebecca’s parents, William and Maria McCord, who lived in Kabletown, and being neighbors of the large landowner there, Logan Osburn.
It’s not clear whether Hamilton, his brother George (who was born in 1853) and his sister Charlotte (born in 1858) lived with their parents or with Rebecca’s parents, William and Maria McCord, who lived in Kabletown, and being neighbors of the large landowner there, Logan Osburn.

26_School is the Holy Road
School is the Holy Road Overcoming in Hamilton Hatter’s Charlestown, Va. – 1865-1868

27_Once the Free Will Baptist Home Mission Society established a school
Once the Free Will Baptist Home Mission Society established a school to teach those now freed,

28_Hamilton each day would walk to the school
Hamilton each day would walk to the school in Charles Town for freed African-Americans where

29_he would commit the revolutionary act
he would commit the revolutionary act of learning to read, write and think critically,

30_setting his footsteps on the long, hard but enthralling roa
setting his footsteps on the long, hard but enthralling road to high scholarship and achievement.

31_Anne S. Dudley, was one of several young women
December, 1865 – Anne S. Dudley, was one of several young women coming from Maine borne by their Free Will Baptist faith to start Mission Schools in places like Charlestown.

32_They were determined to free the minds
They were determined to free the minds of just freed African-Americans –

33_and in 1860 27 per cent of the County’s residents were enslaved persons
and in 1860 27 per cent of the County’s residents were enslaved persons. Many had gone during the war. Dudley, also a graduate of Maine Seminary in 1864,

34_and two other teachers
and two other teachers who would teach at Charlestown

35_came down by ship and train
came down by ship and train,

36_likely with with Baptist religious tracts.
likely with with Baptist religious tracts.

37_Miss Phebe Libby and Mrs. M. W. Smith
Miss Phebe Libby and Mrs. M. W. Smith would teach in the Charlestown Mission school too.

38_Dudley wrote Silas Curtis December 23, 1865
Dudley wrote Silas Curtis December 23, 1865 from Harpers Ferry, about eight miles from Charles Town: “I am going to Charlestown to open a school there next week.

39_The spirit that hung John Brown still lives
The spirit that hung John Brown still lives, and the people are strongly opposed to schools for the Freedman there, as well as here.

40_I go alone
I go alone, but I trust the law and the Lord will shield me.”

41_townspeople at best were OK with teaching
More exactly the townspeople at best were OK with teaching

42_but having refined women in public association
those once enslaved, but having refined women in public association with those they once had enslaved breeched a hackneyed assumption.

43_lady of the town to associate with such a woman such as Miss Dudley
And for a lady of the town to associate with such a woman such as Miss Dudley from elsewhere – worse still from a Yankee state – would be a social suicide in Charlestown.

44_Dudley wrote: “I could get no permanent boarding place for nearly two months”
Dudley wrote: “I could get no permanent boarding place for nearly two months (for it would have been a lifelong disgrace to board Yankee teachers and the

45_there could be no return to friends and society
Rubicon once passed, there could be no return to friends and society, no more than over the hills of caste in India, as public sentiment was then)

46_so I was there alone
so I was there alone, boarding myself and teaching day and night,

47_until I had 150 scholars of all ages and complexions”
until I had 150 scholars of all ages and complexions” teaching the rudiments of reading to all “from white to black,

48_and of all ages
and of all ages, from four to fifty-five years.” For this shunning, Dudley could only find board and a school room all

49_freed African American blacksmith
under the single roof of freed African American blacksmith Achilles Dixon and his wife.

50_southeast corner of Samuel and Liberty streets
It was located on the southeast corner of Samuel and Liberty streets.

51_The Freedmen’s Bureau
The Freedmen’s Bureau – officially the Bureau of Refugees, Freedman, and Abandoned Lands – helped. First organized in July, 1865, – a month after Trowbridge’s visit –

52_crucial role enforcing the rights
the Bureau extended its jurisdiction to the Eastern Panhandle seeing the need and played a crucial role enforcing the rights of the

53_when the West Virginia state government was unable
newly freed and their teachers at a time when the West Virginia state government was unable to do so, especially in Jefferson County.

54_the Bureau paid Miss Dudley’s rent
In fact, the Bureau paid Miss Dudley’s rent so she could have a school room, albeit only fifteen square feet. After being confronted with a mob, the troops with the Freedmen’s Bureau gave her an escort.

55_Nights, she slept with “a good axe and six-shooter”
Nights, she slept with “a good axe and six-shooter at the head of my bed at night,

56_resolved to sell my life as dearly as possible – if need be
resolved to sell my life as dearly as possible – if need be.”

57_to replace the ground-breaking Dudley with two teachers
Overwhelmed by work that prompted the Home Mission Society to replace the ground-breaking Dudley with two teachers instead of one in the spring of 1866, Dudley had written that February:

58_No one can ever know the anxiety I have felt
“No one can ever know the anxiety I have felt, and the effort I have had to make these two long months, since I came here, occupying a rough log house, cold as a barn, teaching and boarding in the same rooms because I could not get board elsewhere, sleeping there with no man or boy in the house for single night, while the enemies of the school were threatening without, and not knowing what the next hour might bring; hearing a hundred different scholars recite lessons in a single day. doing my own work, receiving company, writing letters, etc. etc. and I can rejoice now in the belief that IT WILL GO ON!”

59_Every day coming through the little door
Every day coming through the little door was her fondest hope.

60_Strother described them
Strother described them: The room is always full to overflowing.

61_reduced one-half owing to the necessity
In summer the attendance is reduced one-half owing to the necessity of the older pupils going on to service,

62_remunerative labor of some sort
or engaging in remunerative labor of some sort.

63_comfortably clad, well fed, healthy, and cheerful
The children were of both sexes, neatly and comfortably clad, well fed, healthy, and cheerful, with an uncommon array of agreeable and intelligent countenances peering over the tops of the desks. They were also remarkably docile, orderly, and well mannered,

64_rudeness pertaining to the street-corner brat
without a trace of the barbaric squalor and rudeness pertaining to the street-corner brat of former days, occasionally found nowadays among those who didn’t go to school.

He goes on:

65_since the Emancipation Proclamation
While the majority of the pupils have come into existence since the Emancipation Proclamation, there is still a number older than that event, and some whose recollections antedate the great war. Yet in their career of schooling they have all started even.

66_It may also be observed that the great scholars are usually outstripped by the little ones
It may also be observed that the great scholars are usually outstripped by the little ones, which only goes to confirm the generally received opinion that young plants are more easily transplanted and trained than older ones more absolutely true in mind and morals than in horticulture.

67_I shall never forget the oft repeated prayer
Dudley wrote to "The Morning Star," the Free Will Baptist publication: All the colored people manifested the greatest kindness towards us. I shall never forget the oft repeated prayer: “O, Lord, bless the teacher that comes a far distance to teach us. Front and fight her battles and bring her safe home to Glory, if you please Jesus.”

The focus shifted to having a permanent school building. State law, due to amendments in 1865, segregated students by race. State law by 1867, also required moving the task of providing education to African Americans

68_from the mission schools to the local school board.
from the mission schools to the local school board. But before a reorganization removed the Freedman’s Bureau altogether from Jefferson County in October, 1868,

69_the new school, providing some 20,000 bricks and cash for materials
Bureau leadership prodded the Charlestown’s school board to building the new school, providing some 20,000 bricks and cash for materials to match revenues the township school board was to collect to build the permanent school for its African Americans. The school under new management opened in time for the fall session in 1868.

70_The Freedmen Bureau men also engineered a suit. It led to a decision by Unionist-leaning Judge Ephraim B. Hall in the Tenth District of the circuit court reaffirming the right to an education for African Americans in that circuit. The ruling was then circulated and became becoming a de facto policy throughout the state.

71_Another teacher (Sarah Jane Foster) wrote in her diary: “And here, I must confess that the teachers at Charlestown and Shepherdstown vehemently assert that the colored people of their charges will compare favorably with any. Appearances at Charlestown indicate as much.”

72_Wrote Strother how the School Board finally came around
Wrote Strother how the School Board finally came around, tossing their low expectations: The County Commission of Examiners report most favorably of the general intelligence exhibited by the colored pupils, and of their progress in all the elementary branches of common-school education.

73_One of the bright faces in the classroom
One of the bright faces in the classroom to benefit was the inquisitive Hamilton Hatter, who saw

74_his world opening
his world opening and vast through reading, it was the road to his future.

Main Credits:

With generous, community-minded support from American Public University System. (The sentiments in this production do not in any way reflect modern-day policies of APUS). More at apus.edu

Researched, Written, Produced, Narrated – Jim Surkamp

Musicians
"My Heart is in the Mountains" from Lantern in a Poet’s Garden, Poem by Daniel Bedinger Lucas (public domain) Music by Terry Tucker, c (the copyright symbol) 2010, GHF Music, (terrytucker.net)

Cam Millar – Tumble Blue 2, Waterdogs 1 (cammillar.com)

Shana Aisenberg – twelve-string guitar, banjo copyright Shana Aisenberg. (shanasongs.com)

Sound FX:
children playing, hand bell, crickets – from “free sfx.uk.com”

References:

Burke, Dawne R. (2006). “An American Phoenix: A History of Storer College from Slavery to Desegregation,” Pittsburgh, PA: Geyer Printing House.

Crayon, Porte. (Strother, David H.) “Our Negro Schools” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, New York, NY: Harper and Bros. Volume 49 Issue 292 (September, 1874).

Lucas, Daniel B. (1913). “The land where we were dreaming, and other poems of Daniel Bedinger Lucas.” Kent, Charles William, joint ed. Boston MA.: The Gorham Press.

“Sarah Jane Foster: Teacher of the Freedman, The Diary and Letters of a Maine Woman in the South After the Civil War,” Picton Press: Rockport, ME., 2001, Wayne E. Reilly editor.

Stealey, John E. “The Freedmen’s Bureau in West Virginia.” West Virginia History 39 (Jan/April 1978): 99-142.

Taylor, James L. “A History of Black Education in Jefferson County, West Virginia, 1866-1966.”

Trowbridge, John T. (1866). “The South: a tour of its battlefields and ruined cities, a journey through the desolated states, and talks with the people: being a description of the present state of the country – its agriculture – railroads – business and finances.” Hartford, Conn., L. Stebbins.

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Televisions Guide

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by yum9me

Televisions have been commercially available since their invention in the late 1920s. A Mormon inventor from Utah, Philo Taylor Farnsworth, is credited with invention of the first electronic television. He put his invention on public display September 1, 1928, and the exciting new development took off like skyrockets, until today television reaches not only around the globe, but into outer space. They have been for sale commercially since the 1930’s.

Televisions are sold with monochromatic (black and white) or color displays. Older televisions used a CRT (Cathode Ray Tube), and many had old style electronic tubes inside the set around the CRT. These were later replaced by transistor technology, and eventually a new main display screen was developed. Televisions are used for replaying captured video, in closed circuit systems, and for over the air broadcasts or transmissions from cable or satellite systems. They will display video and transmit audio.

Today there is an assortment of highly technological displays available on televisions. You can still get the CRT television sets, but also you can choose from other display screens and methods of viewing. These include:

– Projection TV (Rear Projection and Flat Panel)

– LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)

– LED (Light Emitting Diode)

– Plasma TV (Uses gases, not LCD)

– HDTV (High Definition Television)

– OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode)

Most broadcasting transmissions used to work with analog signals, but recent technological advances have resulted in new digital signals. The broadcasting station or cable system sends out the digital signals for video and audio, and the televisions then receive, and convert the digital signals after decoding them to a visible image display and audio. The televisions use a system of scanning line by line to produce an image. The newest development in television broadcasting is the move to high definition (high resolution) broadcasting. HDTV sets receive these without a converted box. The video and audio are extremely clear and sharp.

A primary function of television, after basic communication, is to promote products and services through advertising. The advertisers pay for time on the air, and this helps offset the costs of broadcasting so the home viewers receive over the air programming without having to pay for it. With a cable or satellite system, the view pays a monthly fee to receive local stations and distant broadcasts, some with and some without commercials. Their signals are encrypted and the paying viewers are the only ones who can receive the signals. In some countries, the government controls television broadcasting, and in other countries, the broadcasting stations pay a license fee for the privilege. Government funded television is usually paid for by viewer taxation.

Television programming is offered in a variety of genres, including news, entertainment, talk shows, soap opera, game shows, documentary, and sports. A new development is the popularity of reality shows. Programming is produced by networks, and independent producers. Some programs are direct, and others are syndicated. Reruns of old shows are popular. Television is a social medium, and tends to affect society. Modern ecological concerns involve the use of metals and gases in televisions and their disposal. 

Matthew Kerridge is an expert within the television industry. If you are looking for cheap televisions, please visit http://www.ebuyer.com/

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Nice Rhodes photos

Some cool rhodes images:

Rhodes
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Rhodes
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Cool World News images

A few nice world news images I found:

HUFFSTUTTER’S “ABSTRACT MASTERPIECE”
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Cloudless Sulphur @ Callaway Gardens
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Image by Vicki’s Nature
Big news!! Allen was named Photographer of the Year at his camera club last night – CONGRATULATIONS ALLEN!!!!! So well deserved. Drop by to congratulate him and check out his beautiful photos:

www.flickr.com/photos/asparks306/

And here’s some colors to brighten up a stormy day in Georgia.

Winner, Beautiful World Challenge Group, Yellow and Red, 5-11

Headless Sightings – Exhibit F
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1652 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Hollywood, CA

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To purchase prints: www.krockymeshkin.com

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Nice Africa photos

Some cool africa images:

The city that never sleeps
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Image by Marwa Morgan
Cairo…the city that never sleeps.

I spent a night at Kasr El Nil area doing a feature about the bridge for a local magazine (I’ll upload them as soon as the magazine gets published). Can’t tell you how it was a great night. Kasr AL Nil is one of the oldest bridges in Cairo, it was build in 1869 and it’s still considred one of Cairo’s landmarks with its 4 bronze lion statues (each on one direction of both sides).
It has witnessed lots of events includig the University students Protest against the British occupation in the 30s where the armed forces started shooting the protestors and opened the bridge and let some of them drown, till the last protests in January against the Egyptian Police, especially on Friday january 28th.

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Cool Radio images

Some cool radio images:

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Image by ico

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Casablanca Ceiling Fans Review

Talking about fans which have some of the best quality parts, Casablanca ceiling fans practically offer everyone different quality jobs at different seasons and weathers all through the year. These ceiling fans come with heavy gauge copper wiring which makes them superior to most other fans in their categories and sizes.

Apart from the thick copper wires that are in-built in the Casablanca fans, there are also available lifetime lubricated precision ball bearings which are maintenance free for a life time usage. These fans optimize little energy especially with their XLP lines which only draw only 1 Amp {approximately 100 watts of light bulb} measurement of energy. The implication of this energy conserving mechanism of Casablanca ceiling fans is that you only spend 1 cent a day to run them.

These fans are economical in that they use 50 percent less energy than that of an air conditioner. Another superior feature of these ceiling fans is that they come with patented Silent-Flex flywheel that prevents awful sounds and eliminates the vibration effects from the ceiling fan.

Casablanca ceiling fans are compatible with any rooms of an apartment. With these fans, you can either decrease or raise the room temperature depending on how you can optimize the fans. This can actually cut the cost of cooling down your room especially during the summer months by around 40%. Casablanca fans work by ensuring an updraft that will reticule the warm air located at the top of the room. This recirculation effect will thus allow you to lower the thermostat a little, and this will in turn lower the heating costs for the home.

The energy conservation effect of a typical Casablanca fan is brought about by its quality design, the fan works smarter and it is very efficient. Each element found in all Casablanca fans have been adjusted to cut and save energy costs. Even the Casablanca motor is quite powerful and can move more cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) using less energy supply.

Casablanca ceiling fans come with lifetime warranty. Their fan blades have been adjusted to function at optimum pitch to provide maximum airflow at each setting. Each fan has been designed to consume the same amount of power an 100 watt light bulb will consume thereby making them some of the most economical in the market.

The forward and reverse settings of Casablanca ceiling fans can be used to control its effect and efficiencies. These reverse and forward controls ensure maximum regulation of temperatures during winter and summer seasons, Casablanca fans can also ensure that consumers save up to 40% on cooling costs and 10% on heating costs at different seasons of the year.

Due to their durable and stable nature, Casablanca ceiling fans require little maintenance costs especially those that results from electrical and mechanical problems. The fans have been structured to adapt to different room and weather conditions, hence they require less adjustments and maintenance. Casablanca fans are simply some of the best in the market today.

If you want to get detailed information on Ceiling Fans online or if you wish to buy Casablanca Ceiling Fans at best price, simply click on the links.

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Cool Pop Music images

Check out these pop music images:


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Robyn @ Echo Beach, Toronto
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Robyn
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twitter.com/#!/robynkonichiwa
Molson Amphitheatre – Echo Beach, Toronto
June 3, 2011

Shot for www.toromagazine.com
www.toromagazine.com/music/in-pictures/gallery/8ff11081-1…

This image is copyright © 2011 Tony Felgueiras. All rights reserved.
This photo may not be used under ANY circumstances without written consent. Please contact tonyfelgueiras@yahoo.ca for usage rights.
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Red Shift Left
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Image by merrick_monroe
Taken at the Doug Fir at the Lykke Li show on Oct. 31, 2008

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Choose Christmas Decor LED Lights for Health

As the popular of preparation for Christmas, Xmas LED String Light With Controller is the first choice of charismas ornaments. Actually, except environment friendly and save energy, led lights will save your loads for electricity bills, keep good at least 20 years if you use them suitable. Christmas Led lights are also healthier for you. Imagine that?!

Many health hazards exist in our modern life, the less we invite into our lives or choose, the better we will be. Taking care to avoid the negative materializing effects of lighting, is what buyers (whether knowingly or not) of LED Lights are doing. There are some reasons to explain why Christmas LED Lights are the healthier alternative to their lights competitors? See the followings:

A: Christmas LED Light creates little even no flickering.
Incandescent and Fluorescent lights that run off the mains AC current typically flicker at about 120 Hz (cycles per second). Although this is almost impossible to perceive with your conscious mind so to speak, your eyes are sensitive enough to pick it up and the other parts of your brain don’t miss as much. Because Xmas decor LED Lights run off a DC voltage (whether running off a direct DC current or a converted AC current) they flicker much less or not at all. Typical ailments associated with exposure to long term flickering lights can include headaches, eye strain and general discomfort. This can affect overall performance at work and if you think of offices packed with employees, the loss in productivity, not to mention, contented employees, is a cost to be reckoned with. Even than, there is a lot more research being done on the effects of flickering light because the negative impact is has on people.

B: LED Lights don’t give off Ultra Violet (UV) Radiation.
There have been a fair amount of studies that have concluded that CFLs can cause premature aging and skin cancer from prolonged exposure because they emit UV radiation. While, LED lighting emits zero UV radiation and are therefore safe for both distance and desktop applications.

C: Xmas decor LED Lights don’t make any noise.
Unlike fluorescents that are well known for their constant and irritating hummmmming sound, Xmas 2m LED String Light provide their lighting in total silence. Studies have indicated that this kind of noise pollution can foster irritability, fatigue and attention deficits in those exposed to it over time. Again, in the work place, any unnecessary and long term distractions should be removed to aid in happier, more focused employees.

And these are the major reasons why LED lights are the healthiest and safest lighting technology available. Not only will LED lights allow for safer, more productive work environments, they will also allow you to curb the premature onset of skin aging, the possibility of cancer and even fires caused by excessive heat.

Therefore, choosing Xmas LED String Light With Controller as the Christmas decorations is the reasonable lighting choice if the health of your family and yourself is all top priorities.

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