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Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with Institut Florimont from the ITU amateur radio station 4U1ITU

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Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary – General, ITU speaking at the event prior to the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with Institut Florimont from the ITU amateur radio station 4U1ITU. © ITU/F.Scotti

Radio City 96.7 Tower – from Richmond Street, Liverpool

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Views of the Radio City 96.7 Tower from Richmond Street in Liverpool.

Built 1969 as St John’s Beacon. It had a revolving restaurant.

Refurbished in 2000 and reopened as the Radio City 96.7 radio station.

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The Brave Defence of The Mission Station at Rorke’s Drift

Rorke’s Drift is situated 46 km southeast of Dundee and is the place of certainly one of the most well-known conflicts in the Anglo-Zulu war of 1879. The area in and around Rorke’s Drift is unspoilt and relaxing. Irishman James Rorke had originally set up a trading post almost 1 mile from the drift (crossing point) on the Buffalo River and was known to the Zulu warriors as KwaJimu (Jim’s place). Later, a mission station had been established by the Reverend Otto Witt of the Swedish Missionary Society. Witt built up a little church, mission house and livestock kraal at the foot of a rugged hill which he called Oskarberg.
Lord Chelmsford, had ‘requisitioned’ Rorke’s Drift prior to his traversing of the Buffalo River. He employed the house as a hospital and the chapel as a storehouse. All through the battle it was used as a medical facility. The defence of the mission station of Rorke’s Drift quickly followed the British Army’s loss at the Battle of Isandlwana earlier on the morning on 22nd January 1879. The devastating Zulu attack on Rorke’s Drift came rather close to defeating the little garrison, and the British accomplishment is held as without doubt one of history’s best defences. The 11 VCs given for valour at Rorke’s Drift are more than for any other military action of all time.

As Lord Chelmsford, the commander-in-chief of the British military in Natal, crossed into Zululand on 11th January 1879, his forces set up camp on the other side of the Buffalo river, 10 miles to the east, underneath the mountain at Isandhlwana. Three columns crossed into Zululand, from the Lower Tugela, Rorke’s Drift and Utrecht respectively, their goal being Ulundi, the Royal capital of the Zulus. On 9 January 1879 the middle column under Lord Chelmsford appeared and made camp at Rorke’s Drift.

On the morning of 22 January 1879, the main Zulu impi launched an attack on the British camp at Isandlwana. Lord Chelmsford had taken part of his force off in an alternative direction searching for the Zulu army. Hopelessly outnumbered, the British and local forces were slaughtered by the Zulu warriors with only close to 50 men get away alive. The remainder of the 1,000 strong force died. Later on that day, over four thousand zulu warriors commanded by Dabulamanzi attacked the small garrison of the 24th Regiment at Rorke’s Drift. These Zulu warriors had not been involed in the fighting at Isandlwana and wanted to prove their courage in battle. Cetshwayo had explicitly directed his Zulu warriors from crossing the Buffalo River which acted as the border between Natal and Zululand. Irrespective of this order, the Zulus grabbed the weapons off the bodies of the British dead and made for Rorke’s Drift. It was manned by 97 ready troopers, housed 36 wounded, 14 valuable natives, 5 officers and two lieutenants, one of which was new to the region. The Battle of Isandlwana was arguably the most humiliating defeat in British colonial heritage and only hours later that day, at Rorke’s Drift, 139 British troops defended their position against an intensive assault by more than 4,000 warriors.

Something that is nearly always disregarded is that the Battle at Rorke’s Drift could actually have concluded in the same devastating way as Isandlawana, but for one particular critical factor: Rorke’s Drift was a depot, so the British troops who defended it were able to make use of a near limitless source of ammunition. It is believed that somewhere between 20,000 and 25,000 rounds were fired in the course of the defence of Rorke’s Drift, the overwhelming majority of the rounds having missed their targets entirely and so, conservatively speaking, each and every 25th shot fired by the men of Rorke’s Drift led to an ultimate Zulu death, and each 50th shot was a kill shot. The British knew the Zulu warriors were on their way however they elected to stand and fight. Wounded men would had to have been laden onto horse-drawn wagons and Zulus would quickly have engaged them in the open. Instead, they opted to fight on ground of their choosing.

Together with having numbers that crushed a force five times bigger hours earlier, the Zulu warriors also had the Martini-Henry rifles captured off the British dead, presenting them an even larger advantage against the British.

Henry Hook plus 5 other privates were instructed on the afternoon of 22nd January to defend approximately 30 patients not able to be transferred away from the temporary hospital at Rorke’s Drift . Defensive lines were constructed connecting the 2 complexes â?? the hospital and the store room. Inside this border, an additional line of defence was built between the two structures and this was significant during the battle. The Zulus attacked the hospital setting fire to the roofing. Hook and others struggled for several hours, actually digging through walls and eventually getting virtually all out of the hospital and over to the inner defensive line near the store. Wave after wave of warriors with spears and rifles crashed against the makeshift lines of defence at Rorke’s Drift. The conflicts raged all night and by morning the British defences still held strong and the Zulu warriors in the end withdrew.

Following seeing the aftermath of Isandlwana, Chelmsford believed that Rorke’s Drift had fallen and it was only the sound of cheering from the garrison convinced him . eleven VC’s were awarded to the defenders of Rorke’s Drift. Colour Sergeant Frank Bourne was among five men to be awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the unusual honour of a commission. Having said that, his army pay was his only money had he believed he could not financially afford to become an officer thus declined the offer. Fittingly, he was the last survivor of Rorke’s Drift to pass away on 8th May 1945 â?? VE Day. Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Edward Bourne OBE, DCM was 91 years old.

Rob Atherton
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2009 Hc Superman Electrical Appliances Carry The Chinese Line Zhongshan Luzhou Station


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2009 12 14, by the HC home network’s “energy saving, environmental protection, trip, 2009, Network Appliance HC fifth national tour complimentary activities??” China Household Appliance Industry Information Daquan “Chinese line” launched a comprehensive . The home network jointly organized by the HC “Zhongshan Superman” appliances, will cover 128 cities in the country, for five thousand free copies from the HC home dealer network published the “China Household Appliance Industry Information Daquan.”

More from 10 am to ride from Yibin, Luzhou, is more than 3 pm, Superman electrical Luzhou agent Tangjing Li and regional head of Manager Li received us warmly, and each time with the super agent or responsible for electrical human contact, have been touched by their professionalism, they will keep talking to you the profound poetic culture electrical Superman, Superman electrical

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Simple meal they eat a little, away from the home appliance market closing time and two minutes or so, so we can determine today to discuss the venue and invitations, to determine a good venue and time, we first fill out all the invitations and Tang Jingli car carrying to every household appliance market, we distribute, Tang Jingli on the market here is really well known, some more remote location appliance dealer he knew in his help, we very quickly completed the initial work .

2009 HC Superman electrical appliances carry the Chinese Zhongshan Station in Luzhou line

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Invitations at the time, many dealers see HC carry out his activities have been very enthusiastic, some would ask the sponsor in which any of our business activities, when we talk about is the 17-year history of Superman has electrical appliances, they are more interested in the invitation to hold electrical appliances look on Superman, Superman seems to electrical energy by ranking Oh really make the tour worthwhile.

2009 HC Superman electrical appliances carry the Chinese Zhongshan Station in Luzhou line

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Appliance dealers on the road to see our invitations, specifically stopped to ask is not HC’s hair appliances Daquan comes, said the last show we did not get, this must remain a given He is also active with our invitation to be the one to see these, we really happy, because household appliances Daquan, we have been very different places in the strange over the warm concern

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Daquan Chinese home appliance line, not only shortened the distance between manufacturers and dealers, but also reduce the distance between people.

9:00 the next morning, our activities in the city of Superman electrical appliances at the door on time, events soon completed. Although tired, but with the enthusiasm of dealers, we are very happy rushed to the next stop: Chengdu, Please pay attention!

I am Cheap On Sales writer, reports some information about general purpose relays , switching relays.

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Drought Reflection: Competition For Water Resources In The Mekong Disorder Station

According to relevant reports Netease, since the beginning of this year, five provinces in southwest China suffered a severe drought, no rain for months continued into March, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia are beginning to have serious drought, which flows through the five countries Mekong River water level dropped to the lowest level in 20 years. To this end, the lower Mekong countries criticized China’s Upper Mekong dams in the drought intensified. In fact, the Mekong River since ancient times “is not and the water,” joked, but the debate on this issue has continued for decades.

Around the Mekong River water resources development of the three disputed

Controversial one: repair of dams in the upstream river will affect the ecological balance?

Environmental protection Organization: Mekong dams accelerated the reduction of water, water quality, changes in water flow has caused a series of questions: for example, Vietnam’s “rice bowl” Mekong Delta River erosion are due to seasonal flooding and the unique Arid Changes affected.

Thai fishermen: the unpredictability of salt to bring the production of agricultural and fishery losses. Thailand Parmon dam near the fishermen said, “when the dam burst the first time, Hanoi was scared to scattered fish. Dam projects after the beginning of the year, Hanoi has no fish.”

The Chinese government: the dam is the biggest ecological impact of sediment to flow downstream fewer, because the silt gathered in a reservoir, but this objective so that the Mekong River for irrigation and navigation more convenient. Former minister of China Ministry of Water Resources, Association of China Wang Shucheng more dams, “said the ecological water Environment Impact only on the watershed area, but if you do not affect the development and construction of water damage to the global ecological environment. “

Controversy II: repair of dams in the upper reaches of the river is dirty water will decrease?

Environmental protection Organization: Council. Construction of dam would change the law in each of the ups and downs the water, which makes water the downstream countries subject to the upper reaches of the state regulation of water demand. Mekong River in the past few months the region is indeed reduced precipitation, which is not only a natural drought, or by the upper reaches of the impact of large dams projects.

Mekong River Commission: no. Mekong River water level drop is caused by the drought rather than natural causes caused the dam. Rainfall in the Mekong River Basin in 2009 dropped by 30%, while the rainy season but end month and a half earlier than usual, which makes the Mekong and its tributaries, smaller volume of water. “Upstream flood control dams have a positive effect”, the Mekong River Commission President Jeremy Bird said, “If there are no dams upstream, downstream in January of this year is likely to have been shortage of water supply problems.”

Chinese government: no. Average annual runoff of the departure Lancang Mekong River to the sea only 13.5% of average annual runoff of the Mekong water main outside the Mekong River from China (86.5%). Water evaporation from reservoirs, small hydropower, hydropower does not consume water running. Moreover, China has no inter-basin water transfer Lancang River Basin Plan, along the very few industrial and agricultural water consumption, the demand on limited water resources. Lancang River Hydropower Development almost no effect on downstream water.

Controversial three: no effect after the completion of the dam, who is in charge?

Mekong River Commission (MRC): Mekong River Commission, an advisory in the form of Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, the development of water resources issues in four countries for data detection and information analysis, but on the national implementation of the project without any decision. At present, the downstream countries of dams on river water temperature conditions on the authority of the data, mostly from the agency on rainfall, river levels and floods clock of the periodic reports.

China: China’s Yunnan Province has its own testing system, but never in the past 15 years, the downstream country open. March 25 this year, China announced its willingness to offer the first time in Yunnan Jinghong Hydropower Station Dam and water level information Manwan. However, the Chinese government within the data provided only for the assessment of the dam.

Environmental organizations: Thailand’s “Siamese River of Life,” “Save the Mekong Union” and other environmental organizations, environmental groups are opposed to dam the Mekong River (especially hydroelectric dam) of the active non-governmental forces, they through the organization of the various inter-regional forums, published articles in the media side of “supervision” of China and its construction of the dam.

I am China Manufacturers writer, reports some information about pewter picture frames , frame ornaments.

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6 Proven Strategies to Boost Gas Station Sales – In Any Economy!

When you’re involved with purchasing a gas station or a convenience store, you’re craving information, and you’ve got lots of questions to ask. When you take over ownership, you want to be confident that the business will be making a good profit from the very first day. Keep in mind though, it’s never a good idea to settle for that scenario – here are six proven strategies to turn your new place of business into a spinning money machine, fast.

Tip one: be aggressive out of the gate and apply pressure point marketing. When a business is under new management it is a great time to snag new customers and to make sure that your station and store become the chosen location for a host of new people. Think of some new ideas – for example, some large signs announcing a price reduction for a limited time, or a free cup of coffee served at the pumps during the first week. Establish your brand with uniformed and energetic employees giving out coupons or other incentives by every pump. Put the previous owner to shame after just one week of aggressive selling.

Tip two: go out and look for new clients by co-promoting with other merchants in your area. Tour the locality and see where people are shopping. For example, make a deal with the supermarket manager to distribute their coupons if they will reciprocate. Car washers or tire vendors are great places to co-promote. Be creative!

Tip three: start talking with your vendors. Now is the time as a new owner to negotiate aggressively as you have the advantage. Everything in your store should be renegotiated, from coffee to snacks to magazines. Open the playing field by inviting other vendors to tender. This will focus the attention of the previous vendors and price breaks will follow. Make sure that you establish return privileges. In that way you can sell additional products in your store, safe in the knowledge that if they do not sell you simply return them and don’t lose a cent.

Tip four: get your family involved. If they’ll help out during the first few crucial months of operation, you might be able to get a better handle on upcoming payroll expenses. Furthermore, trained family members would be available to step in during times of vacation or sickness, etc.

Tip five: review the records and highlight any under-performing products. You might discover that some items outsell others by 2 to 1, or more. Swap out slow selling items with new products and displays during your first few months to test the market. Whilst some items may be slow sellers, remember that you should not gamble too much with your products and displays as you are trying to promote a “convenience” store and people do look for all kinds of odds and ends. Whilst some items simply do not sell enough they need to be there from an overall perspective. Always test to see what sells well.

Tip six: implement proven strategies to help boost sales. For instance, place a coupon display right next to the pumps or position hot selling products in readily accessible locations, such as right next to the front doors. Think of what is popular on a seasonal basis – like cooling drinks, which should be placed right inside the front door. Create strategies for some of your top selling products and reap dividends in your balance sheet.

Richard Parker is the President and founder of the Diomo Corporation – The Business Buyer Resource Center. His inspiring materials, seminars and consulting have assisted thousands of business buyers with achieving their life long dream of buying a business. Want to learn more about effective business buying strategies that actually work, then look no further than=> http://www.howtobuyagasstation.com

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A few nice radio station images I found:

Image from page 91 of “Amateur radio : how and why of wireless with complete instructions on operation of receiving outfits” (1922)

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Title: Amateur radio : how and why of wireless with complete instructions on operation of receiving outfits
Year: 1922 (1920s)
Authors: Grainger, Maurice J
Subjects: Radio Amateur radio stations
Publisher: New York : James A. McCann
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Modern Amateur Antenna Installation. WTrefaxz

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Overhead View of Same. AMATEUR RADIO 71 tion of radio signals, especially music orspeech. There are numerous types of aerials whichmay be used for receiving purposes. Thebest types for the amateur will be eitherthe straight-away inverted L type or thestraight-away T type. These aerials re-ceive their name from the method of connec-tion of the lead in wire. In the invertedL type the lead-in is connected from theend of the aerial while in the T type thelead-in wire is taken from the center of aerial.The inverted L type is generally employedand is the better for receiving. The aerial may consist of any number ofwires. While a one-wire^ aerial will give ex-cellent results in receiving, an aerial consistingof two or four wires has greater capacity andis to be preferred. If it is desired to receivefrom short wave-length stations, we wouldsuggest that aerial be not more than 100 feetin length. Another important feature in connectionwith the antenna is the lightning ground con-nection. All an

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Snake on the lake

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I went to check out the official anniversary party and unveiling of the new studio digs for Madison’s own student radio station, WSUM 91.7FM – and boy do they have a nice new space. Read more about it here.

I miss having a radio show. I may have to rectify that situation this summer….

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Your Gas Station Or Convenience Store Can Compete With the Big Boys!

When you buy a gas station or convenience store, don’t just settle down and expect to blend in to the business landscape and get clients just because “you are there”. Don’t rely on the status quo and expect customers to come and go on a daily basis. You need to employ some aggressive marketing techniques to help you compete and defeat all your competitors, even the supposedly dominant oil company owned stations. Be proactive and make something out of your new acquisition – you will be proud of yourself if you do.

Turn to the marketing basics and play your own twists:

Firstly, make sure that you differentiate. Take a tour of your general area and visit all the other gas stations and convenience stores. Look to see what they are doing from a marketing perspective and take good notes. When you return to your place of business, start offering something special that they don’t. Differentiate your business by, for example, opening longer hours or by presenting your location as a brighter and cleaner option. Pick out a distinctive uniform for your employees and make sure that you train them well so that they enthusiastically greet every visitor.

Come up with a list of promotions and prizes to stage periodically, coupons too. One of the staples of a gas station is its morning coffee – provide a great flavor and stimulate your visitor taste buds! Stock your store with a wider selection of items and make sure that you give certain things away free – including air, water and vacuum.

Secondly, communicate! Don’t be shy and make sure that you tell your customers that you have the best gas station and convenience store in the area. Once you have identified your core customer and found out all about their habits, initiate promotional campaigns within the media channels that will reach them directly; for instance, put discount coupons in grocery stores. Make sure that your communication methods are consistent – keep selling. From time to time open your facility to a worthy charity – for example, those car washes staged by the local softball team.

Thirdly, make sure you integrate well into the surrounding community. Look for opportunities to sponsor a local sports team or a popular cause. Get involved in cleaning up an eyesore, such as a neglected local park. Consider funding a college scholarship or co-promote with the merchants in your area to help improve the business climate. Whatever you do, make sure that you send information about it to the local media so they will promote you free of charge. As you will pretty much always get coverage if newsworthy, go out of your way to generate those “feel good” activities and the press will help you out with column inches and radio sound bites.

There’s no such thing as a small business, only business people who think small!

Richard Parker is the President and founder of the Diomo Corporation – The Business Buyer Resource Center. His inspiring materials, seminars and consulting have assisted thousands of business buyers with achieving their life long dream of buying a business.

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The International Space Station – Picking the Right Talent For the Job

This weekend Space Shuttle Endeavor looks to add another piece the space station’s Japanese Kibo laboratory. At 335 tons in weight and coming in at a staggering price tag of around $ 100 billion dollars, the International Space Station is the largest engineering project ever undertaken. With well over 30 shuttle launches to place the station hardware in space and over 100 spacewalks to complete construction, the assembly of this orbital laboratory has required a supporting talent acquisition process that would make most private sector companies envious. Despite the clear magnetic attraction that the space program has on top engineers, many of the same strategies, technologies and nuances apply to talent acquisition in the private sector.

Building a Brand

Let’s face it, every since the early days of the Mercury program children have looked into the eyes of their parents and exclaimed, “Daddy, I want to grow up to be an astronaut.” This behavior is a byproduct of years of publicity and a cold war propaganda machine that took a Patriotic Sham-Wow and buffed up the public image of the space program. Live video of heroic men taking the first steps on the moon helped seal the deal. These were astronauts, the best of the best, test pilots from top military experimental flight programs. As with most things in life, marketing is everything. Companies can take a note from the pages of NASA. Building a brand that not only attracts customers but also inspires talent is a sure fire way to push your organization to new heights. Just take a moment to look at the talent pool of companies like Google and you will get an understanding of what corporate branding can do for your human resources department. Even with a small company, selecting the best talent is a lot easier when people are knocking at the gates.

Understanding Your Needs

During a lecture in the 60’s, a reporter asked John Glen what he was thinking while he sat in the Mercury capsule moments before becoming the first American to orbit the earth. Glen’s response, “I was thinking that the rocket had twenty thousand components, and each was made by the lowest bidder.” Glenn’s point hits the mark. With the Apollo program, an infinitely more complex launch system, not a single Astronaut died during launch or in spaceflight. Despite the fact that there were major technical issues during Apollo 13, the track record for the program is astounding considering that the contract for each component was granted to the lowest bidder who could prove the had the technical expertise to deliver. Developing a clear understanding of your needs can go a long way to improving the hiring process for almost any company. Many times, due to lack of communication or misinformation, a company will open a job search, when they have quite enough internal resources to handle things. In other cases, the HR team might not develop the proper job requirements to fit the position at hand. Always make sure you have the facts and know what you need before you act.

Developing Process

NASA has a long standing history of developing their astronaut talent pool from existing government resources. Prior to the existence of human space flight, the space program was tasked with outlining requirements for the perfect candidates for the early days of the space program. These requirements stressed several major characteristics including flight experience (especially test pilots), military backgrounds, outstanding physical health and to a lesser degree engineering backgrounds. Given these requirements, the space program developed a clear process for accepting new astronauts which included flight experience reviews, direct recommendations by top military officials, intense physical fitness tests by trusted medical doctors and an overall review of educational expertise and psychological background to see if the candidate was a right ft for the job.

Needless to say, the candidate review process was extremely well defined and thorough. Despite the fact that most companies do not have NASA-like resources, developing a clear hiring process is just as critical for success. Companies need to have open communication and collaboration between hiring managers, internal recruiters and top decision makers. In order to be successful, this process requires a clearly defined process flow. The last thing a company wants to do is mishandle a talented candidate during the recruiting process and diminish that candidate’s perception of the company. Developing an intake blueprint, eliminating bottlenecks, and emphasizing collaboration are key elements to a well tune talent acquisition program.

Taking Advantage of Technology

Pushing the frontiers of technology is one of the defining goals of NASA and the human space flight program. Each mission presents a new set of technologies, scientific variables and obstacles that serve to increase the knowledge base of the engineering and scientific communities. Because the space program draws their talent from a wide variety of resources, including the elite military branches and the scientific community, communication is paramount to the selection process of each new class of astronauts. These same principles hold true for the private sector. Communication or lack there of poses the biggest potential bottleneck in the hiring process. If an internal recruiter and a hiring manager are on different pages, then the process suffers.

Collaboration and oversight are defining characteristic of the top corporate recruiting programs. New technologies exist such as recruiting software which can provide companies with the competitive edge required to outpace their competition and streamline efficiency. These programs offer a powerful combination of features, flexibility and affordability. In the private sector, being on the cutting edge does not require a degree in rocket science.

Outfitting your organization with talented employees is only the first step towards success. To achieve truly noble goals you need to select people who can match and sustain your corporate vision. It’s like they always say, “if we can put a man on the moon we can [your answer goes here]” I’d like to think that each employee oriented company can fill in their own blank on that one.

I am an aspiring author. I enjoy sharing helpful information with people. My three favorite topics are business, computers and travel.

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Fogos em Montreal / Fireworks at Montreal

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Festival Internacional de Fogos de Montreal

L’International des Feux Loto-Québec, also known as the Montreal Fireworks Festival, is a major international fireworks competition. (It was formerly known as Le Mondial SAQ, and l’International Benson & Hedges.) It has been held yearly in La Ronde over the Dolphins lake, since 1985, and is named after its main sponsor, Loto-Québec. The display is hailed as the best and largest fireworks festival in the world. It hosts an estimated 3 million each year, with approximately 6,000 fireworks set off during each show.

Each summer, eight or nine pyrotechnical companies from different countries present a 30-minute long pyromusical show, competing for the Gold, Silver and Bronze Jupiters or trophies.

For the 20th anniversary in 2004, eight of the previous top competitors (all of whom had won the Gold Jupiter) were invited to fight for the unique Platinum Jupiter in June and July 2004, which was won in the end by the German company WECO.

The competition takes the form of a series of biweekly fireworks shows usually beginning in late June and ending in late July. The fireworks are synchronized to music which is also broadcast over a provincial radio station (RockDétente in 2005, Rythme FM 2006-onwards). Spectators can purchase tickets to have reserved seats in La Ronde: they can buy them on site, on-line or through the Admission group to obtain an exceptional view of the lower altitude display and the whole perspective. However, tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of people watch the fireworks for free from nearby locations.
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NYC – Brooklyn: Brooklyn Navy Yard – Building 11

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The Brooklyn Navy Yard, also known as the New York Naval Shipyard (NYNSY), is located in Wallabout Basin, a semicircular bend of the East River. The waterfront site was used to build merchant vessels following the American Revolution. Federal authorities purchased the old docks and 40 acres of land in 1801, and it became an active US Navy shipyard in 1906. By the American Civil War, the yard had expanded to employ about 6000 men. In 1890, the ill-fated Maine was launched from the Yard’s ways.

On the eve of World War II, the yard contained more than five miles of paved streets, four drydocks, two steel shipways, and six pontoons and cylindrical floats for salvage work, barracks for marines, a power plant, a large radio station, and a railroad spur, as well as the expected foundries, machine shops, and warehouses. In 1937 the battleship North Carolina was laid down. The battleship Iowa was completed in 1942 followed by the USS Missouri (BB-63) and then in 1952, Antietam. At its peak, during World War II, the yard employed 70,000 people, 24 hours a day.

The Navy decommissioned the yard in 1966 and sold it to the City of New York. A few decades later, it became an area of private manufacturing and commercial activity. It now has over 200 tenants with more than 3,500 employees, and is managed and operated by the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation for the City of New York

Open House New York weekend, America’s largest architect and design event, opens doors throughout New York City each October. The 8th Annual openhousenewyork Weekend will be held October 9 & 10, 2010. openhousenewyork (OHNY) is a non-profit cultural organization founded in 2001 in New York City, to promote awareness and appreciation of New York’s architecture, design and cultural heritage through year-round, educational programs. Through direct experiences and dialogue with architects, designers, planners, and scholars, OHNY opens doors for the public to discover cutting-edge new work, restoration of city landmarks, construction of infrastructure and engineering works and neighborhood planning efforts.

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From the website for "No Numbers" – "Three women tell their stories of recovery from disordered eating and in so doing rediscover values that move beyond inches, weight and other measures."

in support of EDEN’s 2009 "Love Your Body" campaign, & MC’d by the talented Jay-Jay Feeney (morning show host, "The Edge" radio station)

Full story on our site here

Our Photographer for Charity was
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What’s the Right Work Station For Your Home Study

A lot of people dream about being able to work from home. Not having to worry about beating the traffic or putting on a suit makes work all the more appealing. Being able to work in pajamas and eat pancakes at the computer is quite a liberating concept. In order to set up a proper home office a person must sort through a wide selection of desks to find the one that is right for their wants and needs. Choice is a wonderful thing but it can sometimes make life a little more difficult so it is important for people to approach the shopping experience with a preconceived idea of what they are looking for.

For people who will be doing all of their work from home and need a proper home office a highly functional desk is a necessity. A large, corner desk is a wonderful piece for any home office that has enough space to accommodate. This kind of space provides a person with a place for their computer as well as ample desk space for other work. These kinds of desks also typically come with a good amount of drawers which are an essential part of any organized office. If the home office is the only office then organization is key, especially if space is somewhat limited. For people who do not have the luxury of a room that can fit a corner desk, there are other options that can help them utilize the space they do have.

There are desks that have a simple base but include a unit that can be placed on top. This additional unit provides space for the computer as well as more shelves for files, a printer, and any other items a functioning office would need readily available. These are a wonderful option for people who do not have a lot of floor space that they can dedicate to their work space. All work stations should come with a keyboard shelf that can easily be slid in and out from under the desk so that it does not take up vital space on top of the desk. As well as having a unit to place on top of the desk, a good work station should also have an organizational unit that goes underneath the desk to the side. This is where people can put additional files and other items that they need for daily work.

Once a person decides what functions they need their desk to perform they can get into the arena of choosing what style they like best. The classic look for desks includes carved wood with somewhat ornate edges and shelves. More contemporary looks utilize metal and sometimes glass. Either look is very nice but each sets a unique vibe so a person working from home has to consider what look they are projecting, especially if they plan to have potential customers or business partners in their office. Making sure the desk meets all of a person’s work needs is the most important thing on the list to consider when shopping for a good work station, but style and design should also play a strong role in the ultimate decision.

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