Beach Villa in Anjuna

Goa is a beautiful place to spend your holidays and have meaningful times with your loved ones. If you have been to this destination before, then you will agree that it is among the leading destination for holiday makers. What makes this place marvelous? Some of its notable features are beautiful beaches, vigorous trading centers and mild climate. Once you are in this location, you will be confused as to what to do because its good features are many. Visiting a place like this is just the best way to enjoy your vacation to the maximum. You can be rest assured that Goa is safe at all times.

Beach Villa in Cavelossim are built and designed to bring comfort to visitors while touring this region. These rentals are constructed in a contemporary manner and they have complete service package. The rooms are well furnished with clean swimming pools. Upon arrival at the airport, transport can be organized for you from time to time. There is a 24 hour security for all visitors. The moment you book a quality holiday rental Goa Villa, the management will cater for all your needs. This shows that the management is very much interested in the welfare of all visitors.

If this is your first visit and you do not know where to go for sight seeing, meals and other tourist activities, you can ask the management to arrange everything for you. Sure, this would be done in no time. You can even hire a private chef and a maid to prepare your meals at anytime. There is also a tour guide that will help you to choose where you would love to visit. There are lots of tourist attractions in Goa, so this guide will help you to enjoy your tour. Therefore, if you are looking for a place to spend quality time, then you should consider visiting beach villa in Anjuna.

A great opportunity to study abroad in beautiful Croatia

The Early Fall Exploration Seminar Program, a great opportunity to study in Croatia. August 24th, September 24th 2013 at the University of Washington’s Landscape Architecture Department

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The Psihijatrijska Bolnica Rab located on the Mid-Adriatic Coastal island of Rab, hosts The Summer Croatia Design/Build 2013 Program, an excellent learning opportunity that draws students from all over the world.

The program involves a combined effort of local residents, our strategic partners, medical practitioners and the students, who will work together to design and build modest sized spaces within the hospital to act as therapeutic areas.

The site, within which the hospital complex lies, was a former world war two concentration camp which has been transformed over time into a gorgeous healing place. The pristine lavender fields and the untainted picturesque landscapes of the location, come together to create wards with large open spaces and beautiful courtyards. The project aims to build on the progress that was attained by the fall of 2012.

Education:

The participants will be tasked with creating a unique, pleasant and interactive landscape and in the process, they will sharpen their skills in detailed construction, construction management and most importantly, how to integrate community participation in their projects. The program is open to graduates and undergraduates in the fields of architecture, anthropology, landscape architecture, fine arts and related fields. Non-matriculated students in the above field may also apply.

Adventure:

This program provides an opportunity to explore some of the most breathtaking places in Croatia. The island of Rab is situated amid numerous world heritage sites, National parks, ancient lakes, mountains and other historical landscapes. The fact that it is located on the Adriatic Coast provides our participants an unforgettable visit and a chance to mingle and interact with the Croatian people. Croatia is a land of rich cultural history and nature lover will fall in love with it.

Try this: Connection conniption!

You will need

  • A plain mug that you can mark
  • Permanent marker
  • Three whiteboard markers in different colours

Making the puzzle

  1. With your permanent marker, draw three small separate houses on the mug. Make sure you spread them out, so there’s space to draw between them.
  2. Now draw three separate small factories on the same mug. Label one factory ‘E’ for electricity, one ‘W’ for water and one ‘G’ for gas.

The three utilities puzzle

  • Three houses each want to be connected to electricity, gas and water. Unfortunately, the three utility companies are having a dispute – they won’t let their lines cross.
  • Draw a line from each factory to each house. You can’t let lines from different utilities touch. Use one colour whiteboard marker for each utility.

Hint: This puzzle is possible on a mug, but you can’t do it on a bowl. What makes a mug different from a bowl?

What’s happening?

This is a tricky puzzle. If you’re having difficulty, it might help to try a much simpler version. Grab a piece of paper and draw two factories and three houses. Then draw a line from each house to the first factory and another to the second factory.

If you look carefully, you’ll notice you’ve fenced off two regions with your connections. One fence goes – factory 1, house 1, factory 2, house 2. The other fence goes – factory 1, house 2, factory 2, house 3.

If you try to add a third factory, you must put it in one of the two regions, or somewhere on the rest of the paper. Wherever you put the extra factory, there will be one house you can’t get to. In order to solve this puzzle, you’ll need to find a way of getting over a line without crossing it!

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You will need these items.

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Draw three houses and three factories on the mug.

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Use different coloured markers for each utility.

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Try to connect each house to all three utilities. Remember, you can draw on ANY PART of the mug!

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Bone Tumor Discovery

June 7 2013 marked another historical day with the discovery of benign bone tumor. This bone tumor believed to be from the rib of Neanderthal who is believed to have lived more than 120,000 years back in the present day Croatia. The bone was discovered in Krapina which is one of the famous archaeological sites in the world. This is a major historical discovery because the bone happens to be one of the ancient bone tumors to have been discovered in the archaeological records.

Announcement of the discovery

The discovery of this tumor bone was made by an international research team which was led by Dr. Janet Monge, a paleoanthropologist and Penn Museum Associate curator. The findings are also documented on a research paper title “Fibrous dysplasia in a 120,000 years old Neanderthal from Krapian.”

Other people who closely worked with Dr. Monge in the research team is, Morrie Kricun from the University of Pennsylvania, department of radiology, Davorka and Jakov Radovcic who are both from the Croatian Natural History Museum. Alan Mann from Princeton University, anthropology department and David Frayer from the University of Kansas, anthropology department were also part of this team.

Facts about Bone Tumors

In the human prehistory, archaeological records and evolution fossils show that bone tumors are some of the rare discoveries. The earliest discoveries with the exception of this recent discovery only shows discoveries dating to 1000-4000 years back. This therefore makes the discovery of a bone tumor in a Neanderthal a unique discovery.

Confirmation of the June 7th 2013 bone tumor discovery

While announcing the discovery of this bone, which she said was from a young man, Neanderthal, Dr. Monge said that researchers were able to view the bone by use of an X-ray and a u-CT scan. She said that the bone measured 4.5 inches (30mm) long and that it is possible the bone belonged to young man who could have died in his teenage years. This discovery, according to Dr. Monge is going to have some bearing to the current scholars who are interested in the relationship between the modern humans and the Neanderthal  She argued that the discovery is going to provide links between modern human beings and the Neanderthals something that modern genetic studies and archaeological evidence have been trying to justify.

About Krapina Archaeological Records and Past Research

Historical debates mainly by paleoanthropologists have always tried to lay explanations on the relationship between Neanderthals  a species that is now extinct and which is believed to have lived between 600,000 years and 30,000 years back, and the modern humans, Homo sapiens. Krapina cave was discovered in 1899 by one Dragutin Gorjanovic Kramberger, who was the director pathology and geology department in the national museum. Dragutin was also a professor geology and pathology at Zagreb University. Prior to visiting the site (cave), Dragutin was inform by a local teacher about the cave and decide to pay an actual visit to the cave where he found several archaeological artifacts including chipped stone tools, single human molar and bits of animal bones. This marked the beginning of Dragutin and colleagues to start excavation process for six consecutive years in search of the remains of early man. By 1905, Dragutin and his colleagues had discovered a lot of archaeological remains thus making Krapina the first archaeological site to produce more human remains as per that time.

The start of 1990s also marked another historical milestone when the Penn Museum received an invitation to carry out radiographic studies on images of the collections of the Krapina Neanderthal fossils. The team that took part in this study was able to identify a total of 874 human remains which were a representation of not less than 75 individuals. This was the first largest collection of remains from a single point. The number of remains being large, the research team decided to study the root cause of deaths mainly by pathology and disease signs. Their findings were however amazing as they establish that the individuals were healthy. The findings of the study were published in 1999 by Dr. Monge in a book titled “the Krapina Hominids.”

The June 2013 discovery came to put historical facts and records straight thanks to the use of u-CT scans. The bone had earlier on been identified during the Krapina excavations and categorized among the faunal collections.

Can you make a living running websites?

If you’re wondering if you can make a living running a website, the answer is yes, absolutely. However, there are no guarantees and it will most certain take some hard work and tender love and care before your site is going to pay off. This is why you really shouldn’t bother running a site on a subject that you can’t be passionate about. Or rather, if it’s not a subject that you’re passionate about, it needs to be a subject that you can learn to be passionate about, because there’s really not much of a chance of your staying interested in the site itself if you don’t care what it’s about.

Advantages of Cloud Backup Technologies

As technology advances, many online and brick and mortar companies are benefiting from a variety of different innovative and revolutionary changes. For example, a company can benefit from one of the newest and most recent prospects for both sole proprietorships and large companies. This new business opportunity involves cloud hosting technology.

Cloud hosting technology involves developing and managing a multi-server system. (To learn more see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_backup) Which means, a company will have access to a network of servers when they are conducting their business activities. Although this technology is in its introductory stages, the business owner will find that there are many advantages to this type of hosting. Some of these advantages include paying for essential resources, severs are instantly deployed, different technologies can be combined, and improvement in system uptime.

SEO is the Key to Surviving Competition of All Levels

Whether your business is just starting out or has already made a name for itself in the industry, SEO is one of the best ways to edge out your competition and to start getting noticed more readily. That’s why we’re committed to offering different levels of SEO packages that will help your business to get started right away with the best choices for your needs.

Our introductory SEO package offers an initial consultation in which we will help you determine your company’s SEO needs. We can help you to determine the best keywords to target and to figure out how to best incorporate these into your existing content in a way that is natural and easy for search engines to comprehend. When your business is just starting out, getting your site ahead for the keywords that people are looking for is one of the best ways to attract new clients and customers.

If you already have a significant customer base, you may be ready for the next advancement in SEO. Our mid-range SEO package offers customization that is suited to your level of needs. Many of our clients who prefer this package are looking for assistance in creating backlinks to their web pages in order to increase their rankings further. Links to your website from other sources is one of the best ways to improve your search engine rankings, because the algorithms weight this element higher than things like keywords. Additionally, you’ll find that you receive more hits when other sites are linking back to you on a regular basis.

Finally, our last SEO package is an option that is best for large businesses or companies that are looking to greatly expand their web presence. This level includes additional analysis in order to determine the best strategies for your business that will have the most impact. We’ll look at keywords, links, and the design of your website in order to create a comprehensive SEO plan that gets you results. This customization is a great way to gain an edge over your competition.

Social Networks and Business Online

Social networks have breached the concept of “distance is a challenge.” It is said that the farther you are with the person who you want to talk with, the difficult to relay the message that you want to communicate. With various websites that promotes social interaction through internet, distance is not an issue anymore. You can easily contact anyone and anywhere through computer applications that send information online. Since using social networks expand the accessibility and communication of anyone, businesses have made this an avenue for profit. As a paradigm shift from corporate world to virtual world, social networks and business online highly complement each other.

Why Asian Kids Are Smart in Math

All parents wish for their children to do well in their education and especially math. So they are likely to be looking at what makes other children good at this subject that their children may be struggling with. It is very noticeable that children from certain backgrounds are more skilled at math than others, most noticeably Asian children. So this article will highlight why Asian kids are smart in math.

Many Asian schools use a tool called an Abacus to teach their children math. It is used from the ages of three to eight and puts math in such a fun way that the children can’t help but engage with it. While the children are physically moving the beads on the abacus it will help the math principles stick in their mind . You can use an abacus for any number work including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You can use it work out decimal places as well. This means it is very versatile and will teach the child all the principles of basic math before they need to start using calculators. They won’t need to rely on these tools because they will have learnt how to do all the basic math work without it.The main advantage of this method is because it teaches children mental math. They are able to work out calculations in their head which means they don’t need to do lots of complex working out on paper or using a calculator as they will have all the tools in their mind to help them work things out. The fact that the abacus is a physical tool that they manipulate with their hands will help their minds absorb the methods of doing things. especially for children who learn better by doing things rather than reciting by rote or just by listening to others.

A visitors guide to Newcastle, NSW

Located two hours north of Sydney, Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia, is the country’s oldest sea port and the largest coal exporter in the world. (See www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au for more info.)  The city of Newcastle is home to around 155,000 people; however the population of Greater Newcastle, which includes its surrounding areas, is closer to 540,000. As a city, the population is much smaller than neighbouring Sydney. Newcastle is often sadly overlooked, but those who are considering Australian holidays would do well to make a visit to Newcastle one of their top priorities. On the 2011 list of Lonely Planet’s top ten hottest cities, Newcastle is known for beautiful scenery and climate, a rich history and culture, as well as many activities to enjoy.

The city of Newcastle is surrounded by eight beautiful beaches and is, in fact, famous for some of the best beaches for surfing in Australia. Newcastle Beach, better known as “Newie Beach” hosts a well-known contest for pro-surfers called Surfest, which attracts the most highly skilled surfers from around the world. Bather’s Way, a two hour scenic coastal walk, stretches from Nobby’s Lighthouse to Mereweather Ocean Baths with beautiful beaches and some of the best historic sites along the way.

For additional outdoor activities, the 130 feet Queens Tower should not be missed. After climbing the 180 stairs to get to the top visitors will be rewarded with spectacular views of Newcastle and its surrounding areas. For a magnificent birdwatching experience the Kooragang Nature Reserve is the largest wetlands reserve in New South Wales. Watagans National Park offers walks through rainforests scenic views, and many creeks.

As a penal colony until 1822, when other settlers began to come in, eventually making the city an important industrial center, Newcastle has an interesting history which is reflected in its many historical sites and interesting museums. The Newcastle Region Maritime Museum exhibits the development of the port over the past 200 years with artifacts, paintings and photographs. The Newcastle Regional Museum centres on the Hunter Region history and includes exhibits on mining, aboriginal studies, a sporting hall of fame and the earthquake of 1989. The recently refurbished Fort Scratchley Historical society is a treasure trove of history and has natural features dating back to pre European settlement. Its museum houses artefacts from 1882 to the present day and includes its interesting military history. Newcastle has many historical buildings, with Christ Church Cathedral being the most significant. Built in the early 1800’s, it was severely damaged in the earthquake in 1989 and fully restored to its beautiful present state in 1995. The Newcastle Region Art Museum houses over 3300 works of art dating from colonial times to the present, with many exquisite works by famous artists.

The climate in Newcastle is a subtropical oceanic humid one, not unlike others in New South Wales, with mild winters and warm summers. Rain is the heaviest in late autumn and early winter. Although, weather conditions are overall very pleasing year-round, the most ideal time to visit is the June through August winter period. There are many different options for accommodations in Newcastle and self catering holiday homes are available. Whether looking for a cottage on the beach or a modern high-rise hotel with a view of the coast, there is sure to be something perfect for the needs of everyone.

For those who are planning a trip to New South Wales Australia, Newcastle has so much to offer in the way of breathtaking scenery, exciting beaches and fascinating historical sites. A holiday in Newcastle is sure to be a never-to-be-forgotten experience.

Get Snap-Happy from Queenstown to Milford Sound!

If photographers could fulfill one wish, a never-ending series of beautiful sights that they can immortalise with their cameras would be the wish. One of the best stretches for photographers in stunning New Zealand is between Queenstown and Milford Sounds. However, a photographer’s creativity unleashes only if the photographer has the freedom to stop on a whim and capture an image that inspires. Therefore, the easiest way to get around is by booking car hire online to facilitate your voyage ahead of time, so that when you land you’re already sorted and you can set off at your own pace as you discover and digitise some of the most electrifying attractions.

As you commence your trip in your car hire, try to quell your excitement from Queenstown to Milford Sound, a place that Rudyard Kipling described as the “Eighth” Wonder of the World.

The Sleepy Little Town Of Te Anau
When you start out of Queenstown, while you will see many interesting spots along the way, your whole passage will truly become interesting once you reach the town of Te Anau. This is the closest town to Milford Sound, and after this, you will not find many signs of civilisation.

Apart from the fact that Te Anau gives you a chance to stock up on provisions and petrol, it gives you an opportunity to capture the true nature of a sleepy little town in New Zealand. Homes and buildings will incite the photographer in you to click with abandon. However, show some restraint for there are better sights to capture ahead.

Lake Te Anau and the Rolling Hill Country
The first point of interest after Te Anau will be the lake after which the town is named. Surrounded by mountains and rolling hill country, the lake is exquisite to survey. Between the various shades of greens and blues, you should have no problem pushing your photographic skill to the limits.

Embark on the scenic guided tour vessels to explore a magical 15,000-year-old cave system, the unequalled Glow Worm Caves. In this mystic underground experience, you will see chiselled rocks and thousands of tiny glow worms illuminating the path. Anything captured through your lens will be nothing short of extraordinary.

The Pristine Attraction of Knobs Flat
Knobs Flat is a region that falls in the largest national park in New Zealand: Fiordland National Park. Park your car hire, and immerse yourself in a bevy of flora and fauna that you can spend hours clicking away at, with highlights being Mohua, the New Zealand Falcon, Rock Wren, Blue Duck, Kaka and Morepork.

You can spend part of the day tramping as a perfect manoeuvre to snap pictures of unsuspecting nature and wildlife. Before venturing on another mystical drive, take a walk to the gushing Waterfall Creek.

Lake Gunn and the Sisterhood of Lakes
One thing that you will see consistently between the drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound is a number of water bodies. Lake Gunn is another lake that will astound you. Enclosed by local New Zealand bushes, Lake Gunn has numerous smaller lakes around it. The opportunities to get that shutter into overdrive should be in abundance here.

If you find yourself staring at creatures or floras inquisitively, do recall that New Zealand is home to many unique birds, plants and animals. You will find splashes of colour in wildlife that you never knew existed. You have to snap it to believe it.

The Chasm’s Dramatic Opportunities
The next stop is the Chasm, which is the region closest to Milford Sound. Ideally, you should stop here and partake in the Chasm Walk because it will give you views and vistas that would trump everything you have already seen. Hop on one of the Milford Sound cruises to get up close shots of amazing waterfalls.

The Chasm boasts some huge and unbelievably beautiful waterfalls and the Cleddau River. The water here is one thing, but its effect is even more dramatic. You will see unique shapes in basins and rocks sculpted by years of water flow. The magic you will experience will render you thunderstruck.

You will experience highland panoramas, volcanic sites, ancient jungles, lush vineyards and splendid seashores while spotting wildlife found on no other terrain. Adorn your photographic lenses with these beauties. From snapping luminous caves to capturing powerful aqua spills, your pictures will live to tell your story. The marvel of it all is precisely why photographers visit from all over the world and hire a car to take an extended excursion to this beautiful span of amazement.

Wireless access point

Any wireless computer network is incomplete without a wireless router, a network device that routes wireless IP traffic across several wireless IP networks – IP meaning Internet Protocol. The wireless router usually connects to a broadband (Internet) connection and in turn will transmit to wireless network adapters in laptops or other computers, and connect them to a network server or printer, or to the Internet.
Using a wireless router makes using a laptop computer much more enjoyable, because it allows you the freedom to access the Internet, files, or printers from virtually any location in your home or yard. Setting up a wireless router is easy and only requires a few simple steps, which are explained on the instructions sheet, CD-Rom, or manual delivered with the router.

Wireless routers typically advertise their speed in megabits per second (Mbps), and as tempting as it may be to buy the router with the highest Mbps rating, the actual performance you will achieve in practice will typically average much lower than what the router’s package advertises. Furthermore, it is a myth that high speed routers will enable you to speed up your Internet connection, and in the end, the extra speed boost from a faster router may not be worth the extra expense.

When you are in the market, consider buying a wireless Internet router of the same brand as at least one of your wireless network adapters. The advantage is small, yet sometimes vendors will optimize communication protocols of their own equipment, and therefore, you may experience a slightly higher performance rate.

There are many wireless routers available, and to label which one is the most efficient is virtually impossible. Many factors have to be considered, such as the speed the data is transmitted, the transmission range, how much interference it picks up, and how easy the device is to use. Before buying any kind of equipment always compare reviews and check what kind of warranty wireless Internet router manufacturers provide for their equipment. The terms and duration of these warranties vary widely, and one can safely say that superior warranties indicate a higher level of reliability and customer service support by its maker.

The Striking Rainbow Colours Of Cowhide

Cowhide Rugs And Their Many Wondrous Colours

Designing a home isn’t always simple or easy. It can be a lot of fun, but not if you’re at a loss of what to do. If you’re currently exploring your home decoration options, it may benefit you to think about cowhide rugs. These rugs are gaining significant popularity in the home design sector lately. This popularity is the result of many things. Cowhide rugs are celebrated due to their immense beauty, strength and versatility. Many people also love them because they’re hypoallergenic. If you want to give your home design a serious boost, a cowhide rug may be the perfect solution for you.

Cowhide Rug APR517Cowhide rugs are obviously gorgeous. Animal print rugs are a wonderful blend of comforting, exotic and fascinating. They’re also memorable due to the fact that they’re truly ‘one-of-a-kind.’ If you look at cows, you’ll realise that their coats are never exactly the same. All cow coats are equipped with beautiful colour combinations and patterns that are uniquely their own. Cowhide rug colours are genuinely stunning and compelling. They are diverse. Some examples of the many colours that are seen on cowhide are white, black, grey, brown, dark brown, beige and off-white. Brindle cowhide isn’t at all uncommon. If you carefully observe cowhide, you’ll notice that the available patterns are unpredictable. Mark placement is always different and distinctive. Patterns are always truly identifiable and easy to differentiate. It goes to show that cows are all true individuals just like human beings are! If you want to wow your guests with a rug that looks distinctive, remarkable and elegant, cowhide may be the key. If you own a cowhide rug, telling it apart from others should be easy and quick. Cowhide rugs aren’t like mass-produced rugs that literally have thousands and thousands of ‘identical twins’ floating around out there. They’re excellent home design options for people who are passionate about uniqueness.

Cowhide rugs are indeed colourful and interesting, but they also possess many other beneficial characteristics that are hard to ignore. These rugs are the epitome of versatility. This is because they have a handful of easy and suitable applications. You can, of course, choose to put a cowhide rug on the floor. These rugs are smooth and are great to walk on regularly. These rugs work great as throws for chairs and sofas. They make beautiful and unforgettable tapestries as well. If you want to showcase the beauty of your cowhide rug in a big way, using it as a tapestry can be a great option. People who visit your home won’t be able to miss the lovely cowhide design they see adorning your wall.

These rugs are convenient for people who are always pressed for time. If you barely feel like you have time to breathe let alone maintain a rug, then you’re probably the ideal candidate for cowhide rug ownership. Keeping a cowhide rug in fantastic condition isn’t really something that calls for a lot of effort, experience or time. If you want to make sure your cowhide rug is always clean and pleasant as can be, you should shake it outdoors weekly. A good shake should be able to free your cowhide rug of dirt and other dust particles. Wiping a cowhide rug down with warm water and soap can also be effective. Just be sure to use a gentle soap for this job. Although cowhide rugs are tough and durable, harsh soaps aren’t at all appropriate for them.

Cowhide rugs are fantastic for a lot of reasons. If you bring one into your home, you’ll be able to see for yourself.

Playing Chess

Playing chess is an ideal hobby mainly because it is relaxing and enjoyable. While playing this game the mind is usually engaged and therefore one does not have time to think about other stressing things. Furthermore, getting the board and the other things required to play is easy since they are readily available in different stores including online stores. A person who wishes to play chess can also play online from the different websites that provide this relaxing game. While playing online one can even play with players who are in different parts of the world. These are the primary reasons why the number of people who plays chess has increased significantly in the recent past.

Anyone who would like to make chess a hobby should start by learning how to play. There are many places one can learn to play including on the local chess clubs and online. While getting online lessons one just need to use the search engines to choose the right website. To become a better player one needs to practice regularly. Through joining a chess club one is able to get other people who are interested in this game and therefore get people to practice with. One can also practice alone through resources such as the internet. Therefore, chess is one of the most enjoyable and relaxing hobbies that are easy to know and play.

Playing chess

History of Musical Instruments

Mankind has been making and using musical instruments in one form or another for thousands of years.

Early humans first discovered the art of making sound on the drum. The first drums were hollow logs, and the sounds may have been made as early long distance communication. The drums later were made by stretching animal skins over wood and gourds. These drums could produce different ranges of sounds.

On a 5000 year old cave wall, an ancient guitar like instrument is depicted. This stringed musical instrument very much resembles more modern guitars and lutes. It is very obvious in the drawing as to what it is used for. A man, his dog, and his guitar all together in the one well preserved painting. The Lyre another very early guitar ancestor is mentioned frequently in the Bible, showing it to have a history of 3000 years or more.
The early Greeks played a variety of instruments including the lyre, the phorminx an even more guitar like stringed instrument, the 12 string khitaris and a variety of wind instruments made mainly from conch shells. The drums had evolved and were made of metal, wood, gourds and more. Brass instruments were developed many thousands of years ago, where ancient drawings show people blowing into a trumpet like creation. The ancient Israeli priests used silver trumpets as part of their ritual.

Music has been a long time part of human tradition. Instruments not too distant from the ones we use today, can be seen all throughout history.

Rave Party

Rave parties are some of the most exciting parties a person can attend. These events are late-night affairs and are more an experience than a party. With a night of music, light shows, and props like light sticks, this is an event that should not be missed. When it comes to party invitations for rave parties, there are quite a few options.

Because raves are usually private affairs, the invites are generally done on the down low (i.e. subtlety so that it’s intimate or full of like minded people). One way to invite people to a rave party is to leave fliers on cars. Another way is to send out an email a day or two in advance. The short notice is hard in regards to those who have to work, but this insures that the right people are invited and that the word doesn’t spread too far.

For more established or public raves, one could invite a person to a rave party using props. Light sticks are a big piece of the rave culture. Thus, if a person could send out light sticks in the mail to signal that a rave is about to happen. Additionally, since people where bright clothing to these events, one could send out glow in the dark invites.

A rave party is a colorful experience: with electronic music pounding throughout the night, people dressed as creatively as possible, and light shows, this is an experience to remember. A party invitation to a rave party can be subtle or in code, or it can be public. Ultimately, it is up to the rave organizer to decide how to invite people to their rave.

How to Save Energy and Water

In Sydney and throughout NSW, homeowners are looking for a great way to save money on energy and water consumption. Water bills are high for many, and the fact is that water bills seem to rise even higher periodically even when water consumption remains the same. Some may decide to only run full loads in the dishwasher or washing machine or to turn off the water when brushing their teeth. Many people don’t realise that there is a far easier way to reduce water consumption that will not cramp their lifestyle. When you install rainwater tanks on your property, you can save the smart way.

How a Water Storage Tank Can Save Energy

There are many styles of water tanks that you can install, including a slim line tank, round poly tanks, steel water tanks and other options. These are tanks that are connected to your property’s gutters, and the gutters are used to channel water into the tanks for you. The tanks then hold the water until you are ready to use it. Each time it rains, your rainwater tanks will get refilled. This provides you with a steady supply of free water to use.

There Are a Lot of Tanks Available on the Market

Through companies like The Water Tank Factory, Duraplas and others, you will have access to high quality tanks that are made out of durable materials like poly or steel materials. The tanks are designed to hold hundreds or even thousands of litres, and you can draw from the tanks as needed. These are tanks that you can use for a wide range of purposes, and you can continue to use them for years or even decades. This is a true investment that will pay off for years to come.

Many people don’t realise that saving money on their water bill is as easy as capturing the rain that falls from the sky. While it may not rain as often in Sydney as it does in other areas of Australia, the fact is that the rain water that you collect in your new tank can be used to offset your water consumption. This can result in great savings to you as soon as the tank is installed and for the remainder of the time that you own the home. You can begin learning more about the water tank options available by reading on Wikipedia or other sites about storing water like Radial Master. When you’re ready, you can then reach out to a provider like The Water Tank Factory or Masters for more information about the different types of tanks available and the delivery service provided to local residents.

Large Wall Art Captures the Great Outdoors

There is something majestic and perhaps there is nothing more natural than the great outdoors. In interior spaces one can bring the sense of the outdoors through landscape wall art. Whether it is tropical views, far-off lands, or cold winter nights; wall art can transform a room to either complement or contrast the current season and local position. Since the outdoors is so grand, nothing captures this indoors more than through the use of large wall art.

Beach wall art can add warmth to a living space through the colds of winter. Similarly, a well chosen canvas of winter landscape wall art can provide psychological cooling during the summer’s heat. There is no place on earth that can encapsulate all of the beauty of the earth’s surface; however, a wide collection of wall art can provide a way to bring these wonderful landscapes home.

Well thought-out landscape art provides destinations for our thoughts to travel and reside. Whether one favors bodies of water such as lakes and streams or mountains and meadows, landscape wall art is certain to capture the imagination and add a sense of completeness to a room or hallway. Not all of us can enjoy picturesque views outside of our windows; however, we can all enjoy the brilliance of nature through a charming landscape of large wall art.

One may choose the classic feel of canvas wall art or the great sense of precision and robustness defining the artistry of metal wall art. There is a something magnetic about wall art paintings and their effect on space and the human condition. If there is a vacant wall devoid of personality, then one of the best ways to fill the void is with the treatment of wall art.

Express your creative side

If you’ve always been drawn to the arts and artistic activities, you may have considered pursuing a job in a field that allows you to express your creative side. While it may not be immediately obvious, there are many career choices that will allow you to leverage your interest and make the most of your talent. Opting for Art Classes at the average college probably won’t cut it though; you should be considering the wide range of options available from academic institutions that specialize in different areas of arts education.

If you’ve always had an interest in movies, for example, and you’d like more than anything to break into the film industry, there are many options to choose from when it comes to Film Schools. Some can help you to specialize in directing or acting, while others focus on more hands on areas such as editing, light and sound, or even production. The number of choices can be confusing, but there are services that track the various institutions, their reputation and areas of focus, helping you to narrow down your choice. One part of the movie industry that has seen explosive growth in recent years is animation. To meet demand for trained animators, Animation Schools have developed very specialized courses that deal not only with traditional and fundamental skills like drawing, but also providing training with the complex computer software that is used by most studios. Unfortunately, with the rapid growth of the animation field has come the predatory schools that offer shoddy computer animation courses using old computers, out of date software or inexperienced instructors. If you are interested in this area, take your time to research the various schools so you get the best possible training.

If digital photography is a hobby that you’d like to take to the next level, Photography Schools would be a good choice. There is no substitute for learning from trained and experienced professional photographers, and they can help you to improve in all areas, from artistic technique to understanding the rapidly evolving technology involved in photography. Completion of a photography program will make you a better photographer, help you build an impressive portfolio and provide you with a solid business foundation.

Regardless of which particular field you’d like to pursue, if it’s connected to the arts, findyourartschool.com is a resource you should take advantage of. There are so many companies claiming to be an Art School out there that a service that tracks them all and is able to recommend the best for any particular area of focus is invaluable.

Baby Girls Clothes

If you’ve visited any clothing stores recently, you’ve probably seen how fashion-forward styles for the younger generations are becoming. Girls baby clothes can be absolutely as cute and trendy as those for older children or adults, just in a smaller size. Baby girls, especially, are seeing an expansion in their clothing options and styles. We no longer dress our babies for practicality, necessarily, but rather for fashion and the cuteness factor.

Although there is a trend to move away from the traditional “pink for girls and blue for boys”, it’s still quite normal to be bombarded by pink, purple, and red when you visit the baby girl section. Bows, flowers, teddy bears, and hearts are common sights on the dresses and pajamas,t-shirts and swimsuits. However, there is a shift in baby girls clothes in which customers are seeing more outfits in greens, yellows, and even blues.

Baby girls have the privilege of wearing basic t-shirts, sleepers, and pants as well as all of the adorable dresses. Lace and ribbons are not uncommon sights, because frills are what little girls are supposed to be all about. Colorful rompers, tiny skirts, and little patent shoes are special choices for mothers of little girls. In an effort to improve fashion, designers of baby girls clothes are creating an increasing number of trendy outfits similar to those seen in other clothing departments. For example, mini skirts and leggings or jeans and fuzzy boots. Swimsuits, particularly, are being made to match more mature styles.

Clothes for baby girls range from infant size to 4T. The selections for infants can be somewhat less, but usually by the time you reach size 3-6 months, you can choose outfits of all types. Remember that your baby girl is going to grow fast and make messes, so don’t feel you need to spend an exorbitant amount of money to outfit her. Thankfully, baby clothing is relatively inexpensive at most department stores so you can find the styles you love and receive adoring comments wherever your baby goes.

Give a Christmas Gift Basket to your clients

Every year, thousands of companies across the country struggle with what to send their most important clients, customers, staff and partners during the holiday season. Holiday gifts have always been an important part of doing business, a way of saying thank-you and recognizing the value of a relationship. With current economic conditions, maintaining those close relationships is undoubtedly more important than ever.

A Christmas Gift Basket makes an ideal gift in virtually any situation. Stocked with a variety of goodies, there’s something in them for everyone and they’re perfect for sharing. Choose a high quality gift basket and no one will be disappointed. 1-800-flowers.com offers an incredible assortment of Christmas Gift Baskets in sizes appropriate for any situation and budget. The web site makes it easy to choose from a wide range of gifts to include in your basket, including fresh fruit, chocolates (even chocolate covered strawberries), gourmet cheeses, teas and coffees, an assortment of different cheesecakes, candles, wines and cooking themes. Ordering is simple, the gifts are delivered to your chosen destination and you don’t have to leave your office to make the arrangements.

Poinsettias are another good choice for gift giving and these brilliant red symbols of the Christmas season are always welcome in any home or office. The ultimate Christmas Flower, this long-lasting ornamental plant is right up there with mistletoe, Christmas trees and Santa Claus. Available as a standalone plant, in a decorative planter or even as part of a Christmas centerpiece, fresh Poinsettias are always an appreciated gift.

Whether you are decorating a boardroom, lobby or your own home for the holidays, there’s an option that’s sometimes overlooked. Fresh, fragrant and available in holiday colors, nothing beats Christmas Flowers as the perfect way to top off the decorations. 1-800-flowers.com has fresh wreaths, flowers and plants that will light up any room in a way that ornaments simply can’t.

How to Hang Artistic Paintings on the Wall

When putting a painting on the wall there are no strict rules, but we must respect the relationship between the painting and the wall and follow certain rules. It is good to know that the art of placing paintings on the walls is as old as the art of painting. You should also know that putting paintings on the wall is the mission, which must be carefully planned and coordinated with the other elements of the interior. We’re bringing you important rules you need to follow when putting art paintings on your walls.

Rule #1 – Grouping the paintings – follow the form

Once the paintings were exclusively positioned at the same height, ensuring that the upper or lower ends of the pictures match, as well as supporting the center of the wall installation. Today, that rule no longer works, so paintings can be grouped in various ways, forming a shape of a square, rectangle, circle or some undefined form, and that without any apparent order seems perfectly incorporated. Also, paintings can be strung together horizontally, but also vertically. In this way, clearly there are some differences among them, and leaves the impression of organization.

Rule #2 – Respect the height of the furniture

What you should pay attention to, is the height to which the painting is set. A basic rule when placing paintings is that the center of the image is at eye level (adults). It is your choice whether it will be at eye level while sitting or when you are standing. It is important to hang paintings to accompany the upper line of the wall. Amateurs and professionals such as curators and gallerists often are not aware of, and put the paintings on the wall below the eye line, which is certainly not recommended.

In the living room, where we usually sit, paintings should be set as low as possible, which would be the height of at least 1 or 2 palms over the couches and other furniture. While, for example, in the corridor should be set at a higher level, at a height of approx. 1.70 m above the floor.

Rule #3 -Height in relation to the size of the images

Paintings of different sizes should be set at different heights. The big painting (which can be seen from afar) should be set up something higher, while small (to see close-up) should be set lower, at eye level.

Rule #4 – Proportions

The following should be noted that the proportion win relation to the wall surface, where the image is set. When it comes to proportion, an excessive composition will swallow the space, and too small will lose itself in it. For example, if you set the painting above the sofa, the composition should be about 2/3 the size of chair or furniture or cabinets, depending on where they are located. One painting does not look good in the middle of the wall, especially if it is small, because the painting will be lost in space.

Rule #5 – Harmonization with the interior style

Whether the smaller or bigger paintings should be emphasized? It would be best if the small paintings grace the small room, and the big picture the big room. However, the proportions are
important.

In the darker rooms it is not recommended to put black and heavy paintings, because even though it looks like a good combination, in the end the interior will look sterile and cold. The reverse situation applies to the world of space in which to best go with dark and bright colors. Paintings should also be thematically matched, which means that those who have something in common to be closer to one another.

Rule #6 – Harmonization with the furniture

  • When setting up paintings over furniture do not put them too high, it will look like they “float” on the wall.
  • If they are placed over a piece of furniture, the edges of their frames shall not exceed the width of the furniture. Put the relation of paintings to the size of furniture such as picture or group of photographs should not exceed 75% of the width of the furniture
  • The distance between the image and the furniture should be approximately 10 – 15 cm
  • Lowering the pictures from recommended mid height of 1.5 m at eye level when seated is recommended for kitchens, offices and wherever we want to achieve a comfortable, intimate atmosphere.

Regardless of the above rules, some rules must sometimes be broken, and show that the best solution may be diametrically opposite to prevailing rules. So, decide for yourself what rules you will accept and make a decision according to your heart, because your home is not a gallery, but a space in which it is most important that you feel good and comfortable.

The Future of Education is Here

One hundred years ago the process of providing basic instruction, teaching a skill, or learning a language was conducted in a specific place at a specific time. Science has changed the entire model and completely redefined the educational process. Today, one can study Spanish for an hour with an electronic tutor, learn to change a pee trap under the sink the next hour and attend a lecture in Moscow the following hour. None of these learning experiences require planning and they can also be paused due to data recording and on-demand viewing.

What is needed is the common technology present in most American homes. he opportunity to earn virtually any level of education without leaving his or her home. Attending online classes with laptops allows tremendous flexibility and expands the opportunities to learn to thousands of individuals who could not participate in traditional classroom instruction. Science has created learning environments that rival traditional classrooms in many ways by providing stored lectures, multimedia instruction and searchable electronic texts. These tremendous enhancements make knowledge available to nearly every American and present an opportunity to usher in a new era of a highly educated citizenry capable of understanding the most complex concepts.

Science continues its push to stretch the boundaries of education by expanding the types of knowledge available. Where once only basic concepts could be taught via electronic broadcasts, today there are almost limitless subjects one can choose to pursue. Indeed, without the breakthroughs provided in communication, storage and transmission the educational model could be the same today as it was in the era of the one room schoolhouse. Private schools Melbourne could be a start point for your future education and brochure printing is a good way for students to enhance pocket money flow.

Future School

The classrooms of today are quite different from those of decades past. While their parents sat at desks watching a teacher write notes on a chalkboard, today’s students can watch their teacher’s lessons projected onto a screen directly from the teacher’s computer. Such technology is being used with greater frequency in classrooms as the districts are making room in their budgets for the materials. As technology becomes more readily available, the schools of the future will likely embrace it even more.

The schools of the future will see students interact more with their teacher and possibly other classrooms. Right now, the technology is being tested in some districts which provides the students with a remote they can use to answer the questions projected onto a screen. The teacher can get the real time results from the entire classroom for the answer to a problem. That way he is better able to determine if the whole class is grasping the concept, and if not, who needs additional help.

Already many schools have computer labs, but the schools of the future will have laptop computers in every classroom for every student. Perhaps these could even be built into the desktops with touch screens which will connect the student’s computer directly to the teacher’s. This technology could allow the teacher to more closely monitor all the students’ work from his desk.

The possibilities are endless for the schools of the future, and only technology and time will tell what is on the horizon for education.