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Manali City Guide: A Holiday in the Beautiful Hill Station

Its beauty and charm hardly need an introduction as Manali is easily one of the most preferred hill destinations in the country. A lovely hill resort in the snowy hill of Himachal, Manali is undoubtedly a paradise. Set high above the majestic Beas River the town overlooks the equally magical Kullu valley. It wouldn’t be hard to believe that it is an abode of gods and goddesses.

 

According to legends, Manali is the land of Manu, the Lawgiver of ancient India. As per tradition, when earth was flooded with waters, only Manu survived in his Arc, which after water recession landed in Manali. Associated with this legend, Manali has always got religious importance and has been a hub of many ethnic, cultural and religious activities.  Colorful festivals and fairs are a part of life here.

 

The Rohtang Pass here is a major tourist attraction.  Connecting Kullu with Spiti and Lahaul, it is a high road and affords mesmerizing views of the glaciers and mountains. The terrain provides exciting opportunities for trekking, hiking and mountain trails and has made the Pass a haven for adventure seekers. The Pass is however not open to public during the winter months when snowfall seals the area.

 

Hadimba Devi is the patron deity of Manali. According to legends, Hadimba was a demoness who married the Pandava brother, Bhima. When Pandavas returned from exile, she chose not to accompany them and stay back. It was then that she meditated and attained the status of goddess. Ever since she is idolized here and worshipped in the Hadimba Temple. The temple is in Pagoda style and is a masterpiece in itself. The Beas Kund is a religious as well as a historic attraction. It is believed to be the place where Vyas used to bathe. It is also the originating point of the River Beas. The spot is also an enchantment for those who love adventure. It has ample of scope for paragliding, trekking and skiing.

The only Manu temple in the country is located in Manali. A lovely shrine here is dedicated to Manu. The temple is accessible through a sandstone trail and is a delight to be at. The tranquility of the place and the spiritual aura of surroundings make it worth a visit. Another sacred spot around is the Vashisht Springs near River Ravi. These springs are hot water springs and have medicinal properties. The area has a number of ancient temples dedicated to Lord Ram and his Kala Guru, Vashisht.

 

Old Manali is the older part of the town which now forms the entire Manali. It is distinctly impressive and lures tourists with its old world charm. With its old bungalows, small-time cafes and modest inns, this is a nice place to stay for those who look for a good yet economical option. Some exquisite temples and ancient monasteries are also present in the area.

 

Manali is also a dream destination for all adventure lovers. River Beas offers excellent opportunities for river rafting. The staircase rapids can scare the most seasoned rafters too. Kayaking and canoeing is also done in the river. Manali also has some excellent trekking trails. Lakes, orchards and villages make for a good trail to walk. There are some particular tracks where only the experienced can trek.

 

The hotel industry has seen a boom in Manali seeing the large number of tourists who visit the town. As people from all sphere of life visit the place, there are hotels to cater to all kinds of needs too. From big brands to modest ones, Manali has all kinds of hotels.

Ruchira is an experienced travel writer, specializing in writing on Manali Hotels & attractions in Manali for Travelguru. Get all details on holidays in Manali and best hotel deals in Manali here: Hotels in Manali

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Kullu Manali Tourist Places – Hill Station Travel and Tour

Kullu and Manali are located on the banks of river Beas. Kullu is the magical land which is known for its natural hot springs and snow capped mountains. This hill station is sometimes known as ‘the valley of gods’.

Manali is a town which is located at the Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is an excellent honeymoon destination and it is surrounded by Deodar trees. This place offers several adventure activities like skiing, trekking, rafting, and mountaineering for adventure enthusiasts.

Kullu Manali is surrounded by snow clad mountain range. Kullu Manali experiences a pleasant climate throughout the year. In summer its maximum temperature goes by 30 degrees C which falls substantially during the night. Cotton clothes are used in tropical summer and in winter heavy woolen clothes are required. The most ideal time to visit this beautiful place is between the month of May and October. Manali is also famous for its beautiful temples and colorful handicrafts which are produced by the local craftsman.

One can reach to Kullu Manali easily by road, rail and by air.

By Air – There is a Bhutnar Airport which is at a distance of 10 km from Kullu and 52 km from Manali. From this place taxi and buses are available for Kullu and Manali.

By Rail – The nearest railway narrow guage railway station from Kullu Manali is at Joginder Nagar, which is at a distance of 95 km from Kullu.

By Road-kullu and Manali are well connected to other important places of Himachal Pradesh and the neighbouring states. There are regular bus connections from Shimla, Delhi, Pathankot, Chandigarh and other north Indian towns to Kullu Manali.

Tourist Attractions in Kullu

Raghunathji Temple – This temple is dedicated to lord Raghunathji another form of Lord Rama.

Bijli Mahadev Temple – This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located at a distance of 10 km from Kullu across the Beas river.

The Great Himalayan National Park – It is located in Kullu district. It is one of the important national parks of Himachal Pradesh.

Basheshwar Mahadev Temple – This temple is built in 9th century. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Tourist Attractions in Manali

Hidimba Devi Temple – This temple was built by Maharaja Bahadur Singh in 1553. It is a four storey temple which is famous for its wooden carvings of animals, plants and local deities.

Vashist Spring – It is famous for its medicinal an d rejuvenating values.

Manali Sanctuary – It is a wildlife sanctuary.

Winter Carnival – Every year in the month of January, this five-day festival is celebrated.

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Image from page 142 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
Contributing Library: University of Connecticut Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation

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gnal which is too weak to op-erate the detector tube can never be amplifiedby audio amplification, regardless of the num-ber of stages used. After the signal is strongenough to operate the detector, audio ampli-fication is effective up to two stages. Audioamplification, beyond this, is limited by dis-tortion and inherent audio tube noises. By radio amplification the original weak in-coming signal is raised to a value for effectiveoperation of the detector tube. Regardless ofhow weak the signal is to start with, a properradio amplification will bring it up to suffi-cient strength to make the detector function,after which audio amplification may be ap-plied. Stations which are normally beyondrange can, therefore, easily be brought in byusing radio amplification. By using a correct radio transformer theincoming signal frequency is amplified with-out the accompanying tube noises and localsounds, since the transformer will not respondto low frequency or audio sounds. Jarring H\i> l#-i i

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!I22 AMATEUR RADIO the tubes, etc., will, therefore, not produce aringing sound or disturb the receiver in anyway, as with audio, nor limit the number ofstages or radio amplification which the op-erator desires to use. CHAPTER XVIII CONDENSERS How Condensers Assist in Tuning—Fixed and Variable Condensers Condensers are very important parts of areceiving set. Without them we could nottune sharply. Condensers in their simplestforms or the kind used in practically all smallamateur receiving sets consist of a series ofwax paper sheets coated on one side with tinfoil. These sheets are laid club sandwich-wise, a sheet of tin foil, a sheet of wax paperand then a sheet of tin foil again until thereare, say a layer of seven pieces of paper andsix of tin foil. Half the sheets of tin foil areconnected to one wire and the other halfto another wire, these two wires forming theterminals of the condenser. Condensers have the property of accumulat-ing electrical energy and suddenly discharg-ing it

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WBEZ gift bag with matches & buttons

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Once inside the station, a table of gift bags awaited the Flickr group. Upstairs we discovered an even nicer table of snacky treats!

Vocolo is a project by WBEZ to get the community involved in production. A " creative free-for-all, with no shows and no stuffy time slots" if you will.

Sounds a lot like what college radio used to be.

I’m all for this new outreach, except the overt shout-out to the test-marketed lower-income listeners with buttons and matches reveals a little too much about the staff at WBEZ.

Come on guys. You are above using these unhealthy pandering tactics.
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Mussoorie, Tourist Places – Hill Station Travel and Tour

Mussoorie is a charming hill station and popularly known as the Queen of Hills. It is 34 kms from Dehradun and it is situated in the Garhwali hills at an altitude of 2003 mts above the sea level. Mussoorie is visited more frequently by the visitors as it is one of the beautiful hill stations in India. People who are in search of relief from the hot sultry conditions of the plains can visit Mussoorie as it provides excellent respite to those people. If you are residing near the capital then you can make just weekend trip. Many major Hindu pilgrimage sites like Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Gangotri are not far from this place. Here at this place plant Mussoorie is found in abundance so this place is named as Mussoorie. This hill station developed gradually as a centre of education, business, tourism and beauty.

The nearest airport to Mussoorie is the Jolly Grant. You can even travel to Mussoorie by rail or road. Mussoorie has its own railway station and you can easily catch a train from Delhi to Mussoorie. It is connected with other major towns by road.

There are some important places in the Mussoorie to visit.

Gun Hill

Here you can enjoy a ropeway ride to the second highest peak of Mussoorie. The distance of ropeway is only 400 mtrs.

Municipal Garden

It is a picnic spot and it has a beautiful garden with artificial mini lake. It has boating facilities also.

Childer’s Lodge

It is the highest peak of Mussoorie near Lal Tibba.

Camels Back Road

It starts from Kulri Bazar near Rink Hall and ends at Library Bazaar. Its total distance is about 3 kms.

Jharipani Fall

It is 8.5 kms from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Jharipani Road. Visitors can go up to 7 kms by bus or car.

Bhatta Fall

It is 7 kms from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun road. It is an ideal spot for picnic and bathing.

Kempty Fall

It is 15 kms from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road. This fall has an altitude of 4500 ft.

Nag Devta Temple

It is an ancient temple which is situated on Cart Mackenjie Road. It is about 6 kms from Mussoorie. It provides a charming view of Mussoorie as well as Doon Valley.

Mussoorie Lake

It is about 6 kms from Mussoorie and situated on Mussoorie – Dehradun road. It is a newly developed picnic spot. It is a delightful spot. Pedal boats are also available.

Besides these spots there are many beautiful spots for the visitors to visit.

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David Crosby Performs at the Etown Concert

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David Crosby plays for the Etown concert audience.

© Alison Klein, WEBN News 2008.

33 Postcards

Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer
33 Postcards Movie Premiere At Randwick Ritz Sydney, by Eva Rinaldi

Tonight saw 33 Postcards enjoy its premiere at the Randwick Ritz, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

The night was not only a movie premiere but also an event somewhat designed to raise awareness and funds for educational and arts programs, tied into the film.

33 Postcards enjoyed strong media support by popular radio station 2UE and benefiting Sydney Children’s Choir and their Bursary Program, giving disadvantaged kids musical and educational opportunities that would have otherwise likely been out of their grasp.

The acclaimed cast and crew of 33 Postcards enjoyed drinks and bites with their fan base, insiders, and entertainment media, and also lapped up performances from the Sydney Children’s Choir and Chinese Lion Dancers.

Then it was time for the Australian theatrical premiere of the flick.

The film was shot in both China and Sydney, Australia in 2010. It’s the story of Chinese orphan Mei Mei (Zhu Lin) who for a decade of dreams about embracing her Australian sponsor Dean Randall (Guy Pearce). It’s not until she reaches 16 years of age, when her orphanage travels down under to Australia to attend a Choir Festival, Mei Mei takes the opportunity to look him up. What she finds however is a far cry from the idyllic life he depicted in his postcards. Initially mismatched, together they begin a journey in search of belonging, family, redemption, love and acceptance. It’s trial, tribulation, and living to fight and survive another day.

Dean is actually a convict in prison for manslaughter, so you can imagine the issues that brings on.

33 postcards won the Community Relations Commission Award at Sydney Film Festival and Victor Dominello MP NSW Minister aptly stated "33 Postcards, inspired by real life stories, explores how two individuals come together despite two different cultures, ages and unexpected circumstances." This evocative film portrays sensitively how people of vastly different cultural backgrounds can interact effectively in our society."

This is an unique and touching story that is rarely told about the relationship that some Aussies have with Chinese Orphans.

It’s not quite for everyone, but if you like a story of survival, beating the odds and the world coming together as one sort of thing, this is likely for you.

Well done to everyone involved in making the event a success.

Stars:

Guy Pearce, Zhu Lin, Claudia Karvan, and Lincoln Lewis

Produced by: Australia-China co-production

Websites

33 Postcards
www33postcardsthemovie.com

Randwick Ritz
www.ritzcinema.com.au

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr
www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

Eva Rinaldi Photography
www.evarinaldi.com

Music News Australia
www.musicnewsaustralia.com

Billy Corgan Interview

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Noguchi Taro Fine Arts Museum from Mount Inasa, Kyushu

Image by David McKelvey
Mount Inasa (??? Inasa-yama) is a hill to the west of Nagasaki which rises to a height of 333 metres.

The Nagasaki Ropeway allows visitors to travel to the top from Nagasaki. A short walk from the cable car station are several buildings that house transmitters for TV and radio stations that serve Nagasaki and the surrounding area.

There is an observation platform that is popular with tourists as it provides spectacular views of Nagasaki’s "10 Million Dollar Night View". Source: en.wikipedia.org

Skyfire 21

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Fireworks sponsored by Canberra’s 104.7 FM radio station.

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Old office of radio station "Echo of Moscow"

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SUBIC BAY, Philippines (June 27, 2014) The U.S. 7th Fleet band “Orient Express” plays live on Philippine radio station K-LITE 96.7 FM in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2014. In its 20th year, CARAT is an annual, bilateral exercise series with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations including, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor-Leste. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jerry Jimenez/Released)

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At the north coast of Gaspasie Peninsula internet communication is a rare thing. Mind you, this is at the location where Guglielmo Marconi installed more than one hundred years ago one of the first and most important radio stations for communication with Europe and with ships on the Atlantic Ocean. Also our GSM phone whas dead for a couple of days.

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365 Days Project, Day 13

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The lady driving her Cadillac sighs; her husband wanted a divorce, because she had been unfaithful to him. She knew he’d probably have some paperwork drawn up by the lawyer by the time she got home, and it would mean losing the car, the house, the cabin near the river, and all the social events she usually went to. She’s trying to think of a way out, but she’s trapped, because she did something wrong-not once, but twice-and there was no going back now. If she stopped to think about it, though, she probably would have done it again, given the chance. Maybe she could move in with him.. If she told him she was pregnant..
The senior citizen in the red Chevrolet smiles when he remembers it’s almost his eightieth birthday. His sons were lawyers and bankers, so they took care of him and his wife. They had raised them right, and it made him feel like there was nothing better they could have done in their lifetime. He was determined to enjoy his days until they ended, so he was taking his wife on a cruise to France.
The girl in the green Toyota Corolla texts her friend quickly. She’s on her way home after school ended at 4pm; she’s looking forward to changing into her pajamas and going back to sleep. She’s usually on her iPhone all day, either texting, playing a game, or on Facebook. Her phone vibrates again, and she decides to ignore it when she sees who the text was from. A friend of hers liked her, and knew that she wasn’t interested in a relationship, but he had told her he would wait for her. She wanted to let him down easy, but she rarely ever thought of him, so she hadn’t asked her girlfriends what they thought she should do.
The boy in the silver Toyota Corolla sings along with the music, strumming an imaginary guitar with one hand.

‘Cause if one day you wake up and find that you’re missing me,
And your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I could be,
Thinking maybe you’ll come back here to the place that we’d meet,
And you’ll see me waiting for you on the corner of the street’

It was his day off, so he had gone to buy a new string for his guitar, and he was a few minutes away from home. He had work the next day, but it wasn’t work for him, because he worked in the best place he could-a radio station-so it was doing what he loved, all day long.
Everyone is waiting for the green arrow. They’re all looking at the same image. But their minds are focused on something else altogether. A different perspective from each angle.

Lyrics: The Script: The Man Who Can’t Be Moved

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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Imagine FM

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Imagine FM is a radio station which broadcasts in Stockport and South Manchester.

One of the presenters is seen doing one of the radio shows here in Wythenshawe on Saturday 14th December during the Xmas celerbations

Androulla VASSILIOU at 14th Connect.Euranet debate on investing in youth for the future of Europe

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In cooperation with the European Youth Forum, Connect.Euranet went face to face with the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Multilinguism, Androulla Vassiliou in a live debate. Young journalists and youth leaders from all across the EU quizzed the high profile politician on the EU’s plans for investing in youth. Hot topics ranged from promoting democracy and participation, with an emphasis on the 2014 European Parliament elections.

Get all the details at
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14th Connect.Euranet debate on investing in youth for the future of Europe

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In cooperation with the European Youth Forum, Connect.Euranet went face to face with the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Multilinguism, Androulla Vassiliou in a live debate. Young journalists and youth leaders from all across the EU quizzed the high profile politician on the EU’s plans for investing in youth. Hot topics ranged from promoting democracy and participation, with an emphasis on the 2014 European Parliament elections.

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Droid Screen Protector – Best To Use With Your Droid Docking Station

After investing in a Droid docking station, I discovered that the protective case I had for my Droid 2 made it pretty much impossible to dock my phone. If you are into the latest gadgets for your new phone, you want to get something that will give you lasting protection. What I discovered was a product that not only does that, but also allows me to use my docking station effortlessly!

Most of the screen protectors that are available are bulky and can cost a pretty penny as well. I liked that my phone was well protected from drops and knocks, and probably will continue to use it in the right situation. However, I had bought a Droid docking station and now was faced with a problem. The case I used was too wide to fit the docking station. This lead me to search out something that would side step this big problem. This was important because I use the station not only as my bedside alarm clock and recharger, but also bought a second one for work for my desk. Since I am on the go, it was nice to know that I could dock my phone, where it could instantly recharge, and then make use of it in a variety of ways.

After some searching for a Droid screen protector, I uncovered an inexpensive product that would not only protect my phone, but actually is thin enough that still allows me to use my Droid docking station. I can be pretty clumsy with my phone, and I wanted something that would be up for the ride, so to speak. The Realook Droid screen protectors seemed to be up for the challenge.

The crystal clear film that comprises the Realook screen protector was a real selling point for me. I read about other thin screen protectors that caused blurring or even nasty reflections making it hard to read. Once applied, the screen remained crystal clear and gave me an instant sense of ease, knowing my phone was protected. Now, my first attempt to get the screen protector in place was less than perfect, but because they are reusable, I was able to quickly re-align the film. I really liked the fact that they come with a anti-fingerprint coating too.

Depending on the phone you have, Droid, Droid X or Droid II, there is a difference in what is available, so make sure you get the one that is suited for your phone. I recommend that if you are considering a Droid docking station, that you look into getting a Realook screen protector for added durability.

Cell phones are expensive investments, and providing protection should be a no-brainer. For a few dollars, you too can get a Droid screen protector that will provide superior scratch protection for your Droid phone.

I have details on the Realook screen protectors as well as some others for you to consider through my website, http://droiddockingstation.com.

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