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Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, Va.
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A beaver coasts through an enclosed section of Deer Park Lake at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, Va., on March 9, 2016. (Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program)


Event on 2017-11-08 19:00:00
TOOLS AT WORK È UNA OCCASIONE UNICA PER GLI HAIRSTYLIST: UN MOMENTO DI FORMAZIONE, MA ANCHE UNO SHOW! Partecipando a TOOLS AT WORK, imparerai tutti i segreti e le tecniche migliori per utilizzare i tuoi strumenti professionali e scoprirai anche nuovi prodotti innovativi per distinguerti dalla concorrenza. 2 ore in cui la tecnica si unisce allo show: portate con voi le vostre forbici e gli altri strumenti di lavoro, perché nessuno se ne starà con le mani in mano. Il formatore più trascinante che ci sia, Alberto Calabria, guiderà le vostre mani alla scoperta delle migliori tecniche di taglio, rese ancora più efficaci dalle forbici Haircloud, che sono state progettate espressamente per rendere il vostro lavoro più facile. Dopo la spiegazione, le tecniche si proveranno sul campo!  Non sei ancora convinto? Guarda il trailer e non avrai più dubbi!

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2017 Hobbit Day 5K – Dallas
Event on 2017-09-22 08:00:00
Did you know that September 22 is Hobbit Day?  It’s the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins!  We are celebrating with our second annual Hobbit Day 5K! September is also Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, so  we will be donating at least 15% of every registraton to Be The Match, “for the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 25 years Be The Match ® , operated by the National Marrow Donor Program ®  (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant.” What: This is a 5K virtual run (or walk) to honor hobbits! When: Complete your race any time in September.  If you can complete it on Hobbit Day, September 22nd, even better!  *Medals and bibs will start shipping out mid-August. Where:  You choose the course and you time yourself (you’ll report your finishing time to us). Why:  Because this is our way of celebrating Hobbit Day and to help raise funds for an amazing organization:  Be The Match. Cost:  The price is and that includes your medal, bib and shipping. Plus, at least 15% of every entry will be donated to  Be The Match.  *We are in no way affiliated with this charity, we like to choose a different charity for each of our races and are happy to raise funds for them.

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A few nice african songs images I found:

Groot-rooibandsuikerbekkie (1)
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Alternative Names:
English (Rob 6): Greater Doublecollared Sunbird
English (Rob 7): Greater Double-collared Sunbird
Scientific: Nectarinia afra
German: Großer Halsband-Nektarvogel
French: Souimanga à plastron rouge
Indigenous: iNcuncu(Z),iNcwincwi(Z),Ingcungcu(X),Ntsotsotso(Ts),Rithweethwee(Ts),Xidyamhangani(Ts),
Scientific Explained:
afra: Latin, African.
Measurements: Length 14-15 cm; wing (286 male) 59-65,7-72, (101 female) 54,3-59,6-65,5; tail (236 male) 48-55,2-65, (78 female) 42-47,4-55,5; tarsus (213 male) 14-16,6-19,5, (78 female) 14-15,6-17; culmen (227 male) 19,6-29,4-33, (71 female) 23,6-27-29,5; red breastband (200 male) 14-20,9-29,5. Weight (10 male) 11-12,2-13,3 g, (6 female) 8,1-9,8-11,3 g.
Bare Parts: Iris dark brown; bill, legs and feet black.
Identification: Size medium; similar to Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird, but larger, longer-billed and with broader red breastband. Male: Head, throat and back brilliant metallic green; rump blue; breastband bright red, about 20 mm wide (only about 8-10 mm wide in Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird), bordered above by narrow metallic blue band; belly smoky grey. Female: Above brownish grey; below light yellowish grey; separable from female Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird only by much longer bill and larger size. Immature: Similar to adult female.
Voice: Most common callnote by both sexes is high-pitched persistent tseeee, falling in tone; song sustained jumble of tweeting, twittering and chipping notes, louder and richer than song of Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird, usually starting with husky zhyeet or zheet-eet; characteristic harsh sskert callnote; excited ch ch ch cher-rreee by male when chasing female; stuttering hissing ss ss ss alarm notes.
Distribution: From sw Cape to n Transvaal; not Lesotho.
Status: Common resident; vagrant to Transvaal bushveld and lowveld.
Habitat: Coastal and riverine bush, forest edge, montane scrub, Protea savanna, parks, gardens.
Habits: Usually solitary or in pairs; gathers in loose groups of 6-7 birds at good food source, sometimes in company with other bird species, including other sunbirds. Male often sings from exposed perch, but also from inside bush; both sexes often chase conspecifics and other sunbirds. Hovers in front of webs to extract spiders.
Food: Nectar (e.g. Erythrina, Schotia, Protea, Erica, Salvia, Plumbago and many exotic garden flowers), insects, spiders.
Breeding: Season: All months (peak October-November) in e Cape, June to January in KwaZulu-Natal, June, July and October in Transvaal; probably most months throughout S Africa; up to 3 broods/season. Nest: Oval of grass, Usnea lichen, rootlets, bark, wool, cotton, fur, plant down, twigs, rags, dried fruits, leaf mould, etc., bound with spider web; lined with hundreds of feathers; side-top entrance always with porch; external height 13-15 cm; entrance diameter 3-4 cm; built by female only in 10-24 days. Clutch: (20) 1-1,8-2 eggs (usually 2). Eggs: White, greenish white to pale grey, spotted, mottled, clouded and scrawled with brown, olive and grey; measure (24) 18,6 x 12,4 (17-20,4 x 11,8-13,1). Incubation: 15-16 days by female only. Nestling: Unrecorded; fed by both parents.

Paddle steamer in New Orleans
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Riverboat in New Orleans.

Some geography of New Orleans. The location and geography of New Orleans is unique in America. Most of the city is well below sea level, except for the French Quarter which was built on a natural levee of the river in the 1700s. As the city has expanded special levees, pumps and flood gates have been erected around the city. When Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005 the storm itself did damage to New Orleans but the major devastation came from the levees failing and water flooding at least 80% of the city area. It is useful to remember that 50% of New Orleans city is water and not land! Its location on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, near the delta bayous and swamps was the raison d’être for the city. It was to control all navigation and commercial activity on the river and to provide a safe harbour as close as possible to the Gulf of Mexico. Because of its strategic location it has always been the prize for invaders during wars. The city has a tropical climate and the regions north of the city along the banks of the Mississippi were and are major sugar plantation areas, not cotton plantation areas. You have to travel upstate in Louisiana to find the cotton growing areas. This tropical climate along one of the world’s major water courses meant until recently that the area was plagued with Yellow Fever, malaria and other deadly illnesses. To the north and east of the city is Lake Pontchartrain, a huge body of water; in fact the city is bordered by water on three sides. By road the mouth of the Mississippi is over 100 miles away but this is because the river follows a circuitous route to the mouth of its delta. The city metropolitan area has a population of 1.1 million, exactly the same as the population of Adelaide. Although the population fell after Hurricane Katrina the population is now 90% of what is was before the hurricane. There is little evidence of flood damage in the areas that we will see as tourists. The French Quarter was not flooded because the founding French settlers sensibly chose a high site for their city.

Some early history of New Orleans. The city was founded in 1718 by the French Mississippi Company, a major trader in furs bought from the Indians up river. They got the local Indians, the Chitimacha to cede land to them. The Company named the city after the Duke of Orleans who was the Regent of France at that time. After the French Wars between the Indians, British, French and Spanish in America from 1756-63 the French ceded New Orleans to the Spanish. The Spanish held New Orleans from 1763 to 1801 when Napoleon defeated the Spanish and New Orleans and its territories to the west were returned to France. As Napoleon needed more funds to continue his Napoleonic Wars with Britain and others he soon (in 1803) sold New Orleans and all territories west of the Mississippi to President Jefferson for the small sum of million. West Florida, New Orleans and the west comprised over 800,000 square miles! The Louisiana Purchase covered – Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nth & Sth Dakota, Oklahoma & parts of Texas and Wyoming.

When the French settled New Orleans they built a trading port city of wooden buildings on the high ground along the banks of the Mississippi. The streets were named after the royal houses of France and Catholic saints, hence Bourbon Street after the Dukes of Bourbon, not the whisky. Local pine was the timber used for building the houses, often on brick pylons to raise the houses above any possible flood threat. The compact town was destroyed by two major fires during the Spanish ownership of Louisiana in 1788 and again in 1794. The city was rebuilt in brick, with wrought iron balconies in the Spanish style usually with central courtyards. So most of what we see today in the French Quarter or Vieux Carré is actually of Spanish design and from the era of Spanish building in the late 1790s. So the French Quarter is really the Spanish Quarter and the Spanish buildings include the three major public buildings of this era- the Cathedral of St. Louis, and the adjoining Cabildo and Presbytere. The first St. Louis Cathedral was built in 1781; the second in 1725; and the third in 1789. That third structure in Spanish style was almost totally rebuilt in 1850 in the style of the previous cathedral.

The Strategic Importance of New Orleans. Not long after the Americans bought New Orleans a major war broke out between England and her former American colonies. War raged from 1812-14 when the British, amongst other achievements, sailed up the Potomac River in Washington and burnt down the White House and attacked the national capital. As the port that controlled the Mississippi and the river system that went up to the British colonies in Canada the British wanted to retake New Orleans. A young American officer, Andrew Jackson (later President Andrew Jackson) led the American forces in a battle with the British. The battle of New Orleans (remember the hit song about it in 1959?) took place in January 1815. It was the final battle of the War of 1812 and despite bad odds Andrew Jackson and the Americans prevailed and won the battle. Hence the main square in New Orleans is Jackson Square with a fine statue of the later President on horseback is in the centre of the square. And again during the Civil War both the Confederates and Unionists wanted to control New Orleans. During the Antebellum period New Orleans had been a major port for the slave trade and the major slave auction centre of the American South. Louisiana declared their secession from the Union in January 1861 and the Confederates bolstered their occupation of the area. It was the link to the South’s cotton plantations up the Mississippi River Valley and its link across the Mississippi to the wealthy states of Texas, Arkansas and some secessionist counties of Missouri. The first shots were fired at Fort Sumter in April 1861. New Orleans was blockaded by the North in May 1861 showing what an important prize the city was to the Union. After two short battles in April 1862 the Union forces occupied New Orleans and split the Confederacy into two parts as it then controlled the Mississippi River too.

The Creole Culture of New Orleans. Creole culture in Louisiana is still strong. Creoles are primarily the people descended from the early French and Spanish settlers mixed with later German immigrants and African slaves. Creoles were originally white Europeans but the term later included mixed race people. When the Haitian Revolution led by slaves erupted in 1804 many French residents fled from Haiti to New Orleans with their African slaves. They reinforced the French culture of New Orleans and established their three tiered society of white Creoles, mixed race Creoles and black slaves. The mixed race Creoles were mainly fee black people and added to the free black population of New Orleans. French speakers dominated in New Orleans until 1830. But as late as 1900, 25% of residents spoke French and 75% could understand it. (250,000 Louisianans still speak French at home today.) Half the schools in New Orleans taught in French until the Civil War. In 1862 the Union occupier of the city General Butler abolished French instruction and enforced English teaching. The War made New Orleans an American city. But the Creoles did not disappear. They continued to dominate society for some time. The Creole planters along the Mississippi lived on their plantations during the hot malaria filled summers but moved to their French Quarter town houses for the cool winters. (It was the reverse in Charleston where the planters lived in Charleston in the hot summers and spent winters on their plantations.) The New Orleans winter was the time for balls and parties and the celebrations around Lent and the Mardi Gras activities, which still persist as a reminder of the French heritage of the city. The white French Creoles also often took black slave women as mistresses but unlike the white Americans they tended to give freedom to the children born from these unions. Thus New Orleans ended up with the largest number of free blacks of any Southern city in the Antebellum days. Mixed race Creoles had their own society balls and functions. Many had property and were quite wealthy in their own rights because of grants from their white Creole fathers. But their access to political and legal rights disappeared during the Jim Crow era as white Americans applied their white-black caste system on all parts of America including Louisiana. Free persons of colour were discriminated against by the Jim Crow regulations and segregation in New Orleans too. Change came with of the Civil Rights era.


Check out these internet radio images:

The Notion Collective, Station Identification

Image by Northern Spark
Station Identification is an interactive exploration of the Twin Cities’ radio landscape, which will be broadcasting (and receiving) live radio feed from the Foshay Tower observation deck. WNYC, KNOW, KCRW, KUT, KEXP, WHYY, WWOZ, WBEZ, WOLX, WORT — these are letters that may mean nothing or everything to you depending on where you’ve lived and what you’ve listened to. As radio call signs, they can be as much a part of a city’s landscape as lakes, rivers, skyways, and freeways are.

Station Identification explores this relationship by transforming the Foshay Tower’s observation deck into a radio compass. Each radio’s placement corresponds to the direction that station is broadcasting from, providing audience members a connection between what is playing and where it is sourced. Walking through the space — an open-air deck encircling the tower’s peak — is like scanning the radio dial with your feet.

Additionally, Station Identification welcomes participants to respond to their experience using a temporary Internet radio station located on the deck. Accessible at:, we are broadcasting live throughout the night, both participants and remote listeners can tune in to this radio programming inspired by and made, in part, for its very own location.

Presented by Northern with support from W Minneapolis—The Foshay
Photograph Patrick Kelley, courtesy Northern


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Hôtel Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso & SPA
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Hôtel Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso & SPA (Ex Riad Salam ), Boulevard de la Corniche, Dar-el-Beida, Morocco


Check out these news images:

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Kumasi, 2011

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“Askew” – a sculpture by Roxy Paine at North Carolina Museum of Art
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I spent a Saturday morning at the superb North Carolina Museum of Art. I hope to return several times, and to keep adding to a set that will show the range of the collections, the beautifully designed new building, and the outdoor sculpture park and greenway that connect it to North Carolina’s capitol city.…

"Askew is part of a series of works described by Roxy Paine as “dendroids,” treelike forms with elaborate branching structures. The monumental sculpture has been installed in the Museum’s south garden, adjacent to the main entrance of the new building and visible from numerous vantage points both inside and outside the Museum. As Paine has stated, “I’ve processed the idea of a tree and created a system for its form. I take this organic, majestic being and break it down into components and rules. The branches are translated into pipe and rod.”

Paine visited the Museum in April of 2007 to get a feel for the environment and prepare for his site-specific work. He brought his ideas back to his rural studio in Treadwell, New York, where he built the sculpture in sections, over the course of a year.

BREAKING NEWS från #bokmassan
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VISIONS: Seeing the Aurora in a New Light
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On the night of Feb. 6, 2013, a green aurora appeared in the Alaskan night sky. Conditions were finally right to launch VISIONS.

Credit: NASA/Goddard/Chris Perry

To read more about the VISIONS mission go to:

VISIONS: Seeing the Aurora in a New Light

A team of NASA scientists arrived in Poker Flats, Alaska at the end of January, 2013. The team is patiently waiting for the exotic red and green glow of an aurora to illuminate the sky. Instead of simply admiring the view, this group from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center of Greenbelt, Md., and The Aerospace Corporation of El Segundo, Calif. will launch a sounding rocket up through the Northern Lights. The rocket could launch as early as the night of Feb. 2, 2013, but the team has a two-week window in order to find the perfect launch conditions.

Armed with a series of instruments developed specifically for this mission, the VISIONS (VISualizing Ion Outflow via Neutral atom imaging during a Substorm) rocket will soar high through the arctic sky to study the auroral wind, which is a strong but intermittent stream of oxygen atoms from Earth’s atmosphere into outer space. The rocket will survive only fifteen minutes before splashing down in the Arctic Ocean, but the information it obtains will provide answers to some long-standing questions.

VISIONS is studying how oxygen atoms leave Earth’s atmosphere under the influence of the aurora. Most of the atmosphere is bound by Earth’s gravity, but a small portion of it gets heated enough by the aurora that it can break free, flowing outwards until it reaches near-Earth space. The atoms that form this wind initially travel at about 300 miles per hour — only one percent of the speed needed to overcome gravity and leave Earth’s atmosphere.

The principal investigator for VISIONS, Goddard’s Doug Rowland is providing images while the team prepares for launch.

VISIONS is a partnership between NASA Goddard and the Aerospace Corporation of El Segundo, Calif. The sounding rocket motors and payload support systems are provided by NASA Wallops Flight Facility, including NSROC, the NASA Sounding Rocket Operations Contract. The Poker Flat Research Range is operated by the University of Alaska under contract to NASA.

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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission.

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Dallas Eclipse Celebration on the Square
Event on 2017-08-18 00:00:00
We'll be throwing a giant Dallas Eclipse Celebration on the Square. It will go from Friday night to Monday afternoon. Get ready and come enjoy this once in a lifetime event right here in Dallas as we welcome many many visitors and celebrate the eclipse. You won't want to miss this.

Friday, August 18, 2017:
Kickoff Party: 7:00pm – 1:00am
Shop downtown Businesses: 7pm – ?
Beer & Wine garden: 7pm – 1am
Food Trucks: 7pm – 1am
Concert: 8pm – 11pm (Barracuda (Heart tribute), All Fired Up (Pat Benetar tribute), Mad Company(Bad Company Tribute))

10am – 1pm: Festival open
10am – ?: Vendors open (Note: Some vendors close at 6pm)
10am – 6pm: 3D Chalk Art Demo
10am – 6pm: Street Performers
10am – 6pm: Face Painting
10am – 6pm: Downtown shopping
1pm – 6pm: Live music on the family stage (Band/s TBA)
10am – 11pm: Food Trucks
Times TBD: Eclipse Movies
Times TBD: Eclipse Guest Speaker/s
Concert: 8pm – 11pm (Band TBA)
Beer Garden: 10am – 1pm

10am – 1pm: Festival open
10am – ?: Vendors open (Note: Some vendors close at 6pm)
10am – 6pm: 3D Chalk Art Demo
10am – 6pm: Street Performers
10am – 6pm: Face Painting
10am – 6pm: Downtown shopping
1pm – 6pm: Live music on the family stage
10am – 11pm: Food Trucks
Times TBD: Eclipse Movies
Times TBD: Eclipse Guest Speaker/s
Concert: 8pm – 11pm (Band TBA)
Beer Garden: 10am – 1pm

8am – 2pm: Festival open
9:45am – 10am: Mayor Proclamation
10:16: Live viewing of the Eclipse
10:20am – 2pm: Vendors open
8am – 10am: Music from Pressed
10:20am – 2pm: Food vendors and Beer & wine garden open until 2pm

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DAB digital radios offer a number of advantages over traditional AM and FM radios – they supply a far greater choice in radio stations, the capacity to pause and rewind live radio, and they remove the typically frustrating hissing and popping that comes with other radios.

Pure Digital are a main manufacturer of DAB radios and are widely regarded as the leading business in this region. They’ve developed some extremely innovative and creative designs for DAB radios that have become increasingly common in recent years.

This article provides an overview of four of the most well-known digital Pure radios currently offered to acquire.

Pure VL-60907UK Siesta

The Pure Siesta is substantially cheaper than many of the other radios on the market and is perfect for those who want a quality radio with out having to invest a modest fortune. It’s especially suited to the bedroom as it is tiny and takes up minimal space on your bedside table.

Despite its small size, however, it still provides wonderful sound high quality as well as the volume can easily fill a huge room.

A nice feature is the big LCD display where the brightness automatically adjusts itself according to the quantity of light within the room – this ensures that the radio’s display isn’t too bright when you are trying to sleep at night.

You can also set the volume of your alarm which is helpful as it ensures that it wont be too quiet to wake you, or too loud to make you jump out of your skin!

Pure Evoke 1S

The Pure Evoke 1S is really a quite popular DAB radio – the sound top quality is great and it has a quite cool retro look to it.

It’s a extremely well designed device and its appearance is in fact of similar top quality to radios that are far a lot more costly than this 1.

The menu system is well thought out and quite simple to get the hang of – you’ll most likely be able to begin utilizing it straightaway, as opposed to spending ages working by means of the manual.

This radio genuinely is worth the investment and is some thing that you can proudly show off to your pals!

Pure Digital Oasis

The Pure Digital Oasis is really a personal favourite – it’s created to withstand outdoor conditions and consequently has a bulky and strong design.

The sound top quality is excellent and it is possible to pick up a wide range of diverse stations from the antenna. This radio is also waterproof which means that it can potentially be employed within other rooms in the house such as the bathroom.

It really is a really versatile radio and provides excellent value for dollars – well worth a look.

Pure Move

The Pure Move is a lot more portable than the other radios and is ideal should you need to listen to DAB radio whilst out and about. The audio high quality is very high as well as the battery life is first-class – even after regular use you will almost certainly only have to charge it once a week.

The menu system is easy to navigate and the controls are intuitive to use.

This truly is a very cool radio and is perfect for those who want to take their radios out with them. In summary then, these are just four of the very best radios currently around at the moment – there are several others and new ones are continuously being released.

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