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25
Dec

How To Choose The Riding Gloves Fitting For Your Requirements}

How to Choose the Riding Gloves Fitting For Your Requirements

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Angeliqe Morrison

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While riding bikes you need to take care of hands and feet very much. The bikes are running on two wheels and keeping of balance on a heavy weight bike, it is really not a matter of joke. Being a little bit misbalanced, you will fall down on earth. This is the reason; you might face a great accident and even run over by the other vehicles. The foot manages gears and brakes. But hand manages every critical thing like giving signals, turning on or off the head or backlights as well as giving horns, etc. More than all these, you have to make yourself balanced by the help of gripping handle bar. How will you do it if your palms and fingers are wet with sweat? If you want to make yourself confident rider, it is essential to wear riding gloves. You will feel uncomfortable and insecure if your hands are sweating.

There is no matter whether you are a learner or a veteran rider, you have to understand the usefulness and importance of wearing gloves. You might think that they are just frills and there will be no issue if you do not have any. Yes, you may not face any problem for some rides, but in the critical situation, a simple slip of palms and finger can operate your bike badly. Today, you will get ordinary gloves in the common shops and markets. They are not quality certified for riding bikes. This is the reason; you have to buy such a pair of gloves which make you confident of riding bikes. Even when you are buying them from the online stores, you have to learn the criteria and features for which they are different from others.

At the time of choosing gloves you have to think of two basic things: fashion and style requirement and the other are to get safety and comfort. You should buy that kind of thing which fulfills all these criteria. You will get the bike riding gloves which are soft comfortable and the material of which is highly sober for your hands. The internal part of the items should be made of highly water soaking material and better made with cotton. The upper part of the items should be made of breathable material designed with screen prints or foaming rexine. This is the alternative of pure leather.

Leather made gloves are also good for style and comfort of hands. When the gloves are made with pure leather, the leather should be highly improved. It should be highly soft and if the internal part of the leather is made of cotton or flexible cottons, it is better for the health of your hand and it will protect from slipping hands from the handle bars. The leather is breathable. So, your palms will remain cool, healthy and their sweat wills not do any harm to your hands. If the material of the gloves is non-breathable, it will fill your hands with rashes and allergic infections. So, while buying riding gloves choose the best shop and keep concentration on their quality.

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25
Dec

Honda Civic tops Canada’s list of most stolen cars

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The 1999 and 2000 year model Honda Civic SiR tops the list of Canada’s most stolen cars.

Consumer popularity also assures the cars will be popular with thieves. Its the second year in a row the Honda SiR has topped the list.

Rick Dubin Vice President of Investigations for the Insurance Bureau of Canada said “The Civics are easy targets.”

Dubin said that once stolen, the cars are most often sold to “chop shops” where thieves completely dismantle the vehicles. The automobile’s individual parts are worth more than the entire car.

The sheer numbers of the cars and their lack of theft deterrent systems make them thieves’ preferred choices.

1999 and 2000 Honda Civics do not come with an electronic immobilizer, however all Hondas from 2001 and onward are equipped with an immobilizer. Immobilizers will be mandatory on all new cars sold beginning September 2007. The devices enable an engine computer to recognize an electronic code in the key. If the code in the key and the engine don’t match exactly, the vehicle can’t be started.

In third place was the 2004 Subaru Impreza, while the 1999 Acura Integra came in fourth, with the 1994 Honda Civic rounding out the top five.

In sixth place, the 1998 Acura Integra, and the 1993 Dodge Shadow completed seventh.

When asked why early model vehicles are selected, he said that, “auto thieves continue to find it easier to steal older vehicles lacking an IBC-approved immobilizer. We’ve seen this trend developing for several years, and these results confirm it.”

Another Honda automobile, the 1996 year model Civic filled eighth place, with the 2000 German Audi TT Quattro in ninth.

The American 1996 Chevrolet/GMC Blazer rounded out the top ten.

None of the above cars had an electronic immobilizer.

24
Dec

Captain killed as DC-9 cargo jet crashes onto Mexican highway

Monday, July 7, 2008

The captain of a USA Jet Airlines McDonnell-Douglas DC-9-15 freighter has been killed and the co-pilot seriously injured after the aircraft crashed onto a highway in Mexico. The crash occurred near Jose Lopez Portillo and split the aircraft into four main pieces.

The accident at 0:14 local time yesterday left debris strewn across a 600-metre radius. The co-pilot was hospitalised in a critical condition with second and third degree burns, but is expected to recover. The plane had picked up four tons of car parts in Hamilton, Ontario and after making a stop at Shreveport, Louisiana was headed toward Plan de Guadalupe International Airport, which serves Mexico’s Saltillo city.

The crash occurred around twelve kilometres from the runway. An investigation has been launched and the Public Ministry and the Civil Aeronautic Authority say an engine failure seems to have left the plane uncontrollable. The deceased has been identified as 46-year-old Lon McIntosh, and the co-pilot Chris James, was listed in critical condition after undergoing surgery at a Saltillo hospital.

The jet was registered N199US. Because the plane was registered and manufactured in the United States, and the engines were built there, a team from the US has been sent to assist Mexico in the investigation. The US National Transportation Safety Board has sent a senior investigator as the US representative, and he brings with him experts in weather and aircraft systems. Also on the team are technical advisors from the Federal Aviation Authority, manufacturer Boeing (who bought out McDonnell-Douglas) and engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney.

The highway, which leads to Monterrey, was blocked as a result of the crash.

24
Dec

Locally designed, low emissions car launched in Qatar

Friday, November 30, 2012

Qatari non-profit organization Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD) launched a low emissions car at the 2012 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 18) in Doha. The car was designed and developed in Qatar.

Revealed during a press conference at the Qatar National Convention Centre, the car in addition to an internal combustion engine, includes an automotive thermoelectric generator designed to capture waste heat to produce hydrogen. GORD expects the heat waste collecting system to be compatible with any gasoline or compressed natural gas car.

GORD chairman Dr Al-Horr summarised the key concepts of the invention in a statement saying, “Our car produces electricity at no cost by capturing thermal waste energy, reducing costs and eliminating the need for an external source of electricity. Also, bulky compressed-hydrogen cylinders are a thing of the past, as our concept accomplishes the production of hydrogen by using water through fuel cells integrated within the car.”

Most of the energy in Qatari vehicle comes from the the car’s gasoline tank, supplemented by a thin film photo-voltaic panel on the roof. Normally in a combustion engine, chemical energy stored in a fuel, such as gasoline, is converted into heat energy through combustion. This heat energy is then converted into mechanical energy, manifested as an increase in pressure in the combustion chamber due to the kinetic energy of the combustion gases. The kinetic energy of these combustion gases are then converted into work; because of the inefficiencies in converting chemical energy into useful work, internal combustion engines have a theoretical maximum effiecincy of 37% (with what is achievable in day to day applications being about half of this). Of the chemical energy in the consumed fuel used by an internal combustion engine 40% is dissipated as waste heat. However, the Qatari vehicle uses a thermoelectric generator to convert this waste heat into electricity. Such generators are used in space vehicles, and produce electricity when thermoelectric materials are subjected to a temperature gradient, the greater the gradient the greater the amount of electrcity produced. In the GORD vehicle the electricity produced is used to electrolyse potable water to produce hydrogen which can be introduced into the vehicle’s existing fuel system.

The researchers showed that the heat waste collection engine caused a decrease in the car’s emissions, including a decrease of carbon monoxide and nitrous oxide emissions by more than 50%, the fuel efficiency increasing by 20%. On its website, GORD said that the heat waste collector engine is universal, “Any car can be adapted to accommodate the system as it doesn’t alter any electro-mechanical systems”.

20
Dec

News briefs:May 4, 2006

The time is 17:00 (UTC) on May 4th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.

Contents

  • 1 Headlines
    • 1.1 Zacarias Moussaoui to serve life in prison
    • 1.2 Prime Ministers of Greece and Turkey meet in Thessalonika
    • 1.3 Voting day for local elections in England
    • 1.4 Lava flows from Mount Merapi
    • 1.5 Rescue attempts continue for Tasmanian miners
    • 1.6 Picasso’s painting sold for $95.2 million
  • 2 Closing words
20
Dec

Sydney Opera House ‘No War’ activists face court for paint cans

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Two activists convicted for painting the words “NO WAR” in five-metre-high red letters on the highest sail of Sydney Opera House in March 2003, are facing court action again to prevent them from auctioning the equipment used to paint the controversial sign.

Dr Will Saunders and David Burgess were sentenced to nine months periodic detention and ordered to pay the Opera House Trust $151,000 for malicious damage to the building on March 18, 2003.

The pair spent six months in jail for painting the slogan on one of the sails of the Opera House on the eve of the invasion of Iraq. The protesters say they wish to auction the equipment for humanitarian causes in Iraq.

Police confiscated the paint can and two brushes used in the incident and have now applied for a court order to have the can and brushes destroyed. They are saying such an auction would contravene proceeds of crime laws.

Saunders said they wanted to auction the can and send the proceeds to humanitarian causes in Iraq. According to The Australian newspaper, Mr Saunders said the auction could be conducted by a registered charity to raise money for the Mother and Child Hospital in Basra.

He said the can should also be preserved as an important piece of Sydney history.

“We want to give the surplus money that we’ve raised, and anything extra we can make from an auction – not only the paint pot … I think we can raise many many thousands of dollars,” he said. “We’d be happy to come to any reasonable arrangement with the police about how this auction takes place … it’s just mean beyond belief, petty-minded just to destroy it.”

The matter will go before a Sydney court on January 16.

Meanwhile, the world-famous Sydney Opera House is one of 21 international landmarks short-listed to become the new Seven Wonders of the World. The list includes modern landmarks such as Paris’ Eiffel Tower and older candidates like the Colosseum in Rome and China’s Great Wall.

20
Dec

U.S. space agency NASA sues ex-astronaut

Friday, July 1, 2011

NASA, the space agency of the United States, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against former astronaut and sixth human to walk on the Moon Edgar Mitchell. NASA filed the lawsuit in a Miami federal court after learning of Mitchell’s plans to auction off a camera that was used on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 14 mission.

Mitchell, 80, claims that he had permission from NASA to keep the camera, saying that astronauts of his era were permitted to keep mementos from their missions. He argues that had he not kept the camera, it would have been destroyed: “It was government throwaways, government junk.”

According to the lawsuit, however, NASA claims that “All equipment and property used during NASA operations remains the property of NASA unless explicitly released or transferred to another party.” NASA goes on to claim that there is no official record of the possession of the camera being transferred to Mitchell.

The camera, which Mitchell planned to sell because of financial problems, was expected to catch about US$60,000 to $80,000.

Mitchell, along with Commander Alan Shepard and Command Module Pilot Stuart Roosa, flew to the moon aboard the Apollo 14 mission in 1971, the third manned lunar landing. While Roosa orbited above, Shepard and Mitchell spent 33 hours on the surface of the Moon. Shepard and Mitchell became the fifth and sixth humans to walk on the Moon, respectively.

19
Dec

Online Auction Bid Tips On Spending Less Money}

Online Auction Bid – Tips on spending less money

by

Bradley V. White

Traditionally talking, an auction is the method of purchasing and marketing products or company by way of bidding. The top and last bidder will get to deliver home the wanted merchandise. But considering everything in these dayss modern instances appear to revolve on the Internet; an online auction bid is becoming widespread.

Reasons for the Shift

There are a range of reasons why an online auction bid is better than the traditional.

Firstly, anybody over 18 years old can connect; thats any person from anyplace nearly the globe. This is excellent news for the seller simply because the products can be disposed with a greater cost in contrast to getting only a select number of audiences.

Computer live auctions inspire early and continuous bidding till the merchandise is declared offered. It is timed so the bids get greater and higher as every second passes. Furthermore, the seller can decide on the auction period, timeshift interval and the starting selling price, and so on. That is why the seller, not the auction house, has a lot more management more than the procedure.

Notice as well that in conventional auctions, there is only one item becoming auction. It is only in an online auction bid that you can hear about multi-unit auctions. This implies that there are various similar things auctioned in one event, instead of getting individual auctions for each.

Recommendations on Winning the Auction

What are you searching for?

The moment you register in any auction internet sites like ebay, surely you possess something that you would like to purchase. What is it? You have to comprehend your objective to create a doable program of acquiring it. Learn about the features of the merchandise to assist you decide if that is genuinely what you are aiming for.

Items bought online can be new, utilized or renovated. Normally, new items are more high-priced than the employed and/or refurbished. Examine who the vendor is by heading by means of his or her profile. From there, you will comprehend if that particular person is respected based mostly on the consumer feedbacks that he or she will get.

Oh, I pretty much forgot; you additionally have to verify whether or not the item you are eyeing is for sale instantly or must be auctioned first.

Know the possible variety of competitors.

An online auction lets you to know when someone has placed a bid and how much. To get the item cheap, you possess to understand how many bidders there are. For example, a lot more bidders at live online live auctions bidding for a similar issue imply that the charge with which every bid is placed should be quicker; more rapidly bidding increases the value of the merchandise.

Be patient.

The matter with an online auction bid is that it is timed. Hence, you dont possess to place a large volume at as soon as simply because executing so can not help you win. It will only increase the worth of the item. What you possess to do is to wait around for the final remaining secs earlier than you stick the top bid.

This is because at the close of the auction, the final particular person who positioned a bid can consider home the item. Dont you wish to be that person?

The ideal online live auctions are ebay.com and Amazon because they are already respected. Their set of tips strengthens their safety therefore minimizing scammers in their sites. Even so, you do not have to settle only with these two as there are a lot of sites coming out every single day that may greater go well with your needs.

In order to keep away from investing too much money on an online auction bid, you have to perform your cards proper by adhering to a technique. You possess to comprehend that in this earth where competition is everywhere, you cannot manage to disregard any crucial detail.

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19
Dec

Special Offer For Kenpo Black Belts

Submitted by: Susan Montello

Several years ago, I released the 1st volume of The Kenpo Continuum . The book is a collection of stories about kenpo enthusiasts who have dedicated their lives, or at least spent a many years, practicing Kenpo karate. I m working hard on creating the second volume of the book and am looking for submissions. To qualify, you must be a black belt in Kenpo Karate and have at least 10 yrs. of active training. Your lineage isn t relevant, as far as qualifying, because I m looking for kenpo lovers from all varieties of lineages. This is not about horn-tooting or showing off, it s about recognizing the basis of our Kenpo roots and recording where the many branches have gone. The following is my journey, as included in the first volume.

My Kenpo karate tale started in the year 1979, when I was 11 years old. My good friend at the time, Roben, was involved in a kenpo karate class and because I My idea worked; we were great friends for many years.) I had no knowledge in regards to the style, but was blessed to end up in an American Kenpo karate school, which was held at the Belmont, CA YMCA. My instructor was Vinton Koklich. I trained at that school for a little over 4 yrs. until later my family moved to Sacramento. The class was 1x a week and since I never practiced, I left that school a purple belt with one stripe. But — I was addicted. I had gotten my initial taste of Kenpo karate and there was no going back.

I took time away from kenpo to get adjusted to my new home, but when a year or so had passed, I began looking for a Kenpo karate school. Kenpo karate is one of those things that gets in your blood. It is not possible to stay away. I also discovered that there was no other type of exercise which could hold my interest. I did a short trial at a few schools until eventually I discovered 1 I liked. One day, when I was warming up for class, I saw a black belt on the floor stretching, who I had never met. I said hello , then told him my name, then I continued with my kata warm up.

He watched me for a few minutes, walked out of the room, returned, picked up my practice sheet, then instructed me to follow him. He brought me into 1 of the little curtained sections where instructors did private classes, then stated, I m your instructor now. Uh, okay. His name was Ray Arquilla.

I developed a love with Kenpo karate beginning with Vinton, but I can safely say I got my passion for Kenpo karate because of Ray. He fixed my basics and taught me tips on how to train. And BOY, did we train! I was 17, so, at the time, the three hour twice-weekly training sessions were easier then. I was also the only female in the class, so practically killed myself to keep up with the guys. We did some nutty workouts. One particular one that I remember specifically was the fivein the morning, crack-of-dawn, dead of winter, up-in-the-hills, weekendworkout, nearby the river. For the grand finale of the killer workout, he said, I want you to follow whatever I do no hesitation. Is that understood? YES SIR! Then, he took off down the hill, through the brush and went flying into the ice cold river! I must have been a little whacked in the head then as well because I did it with only a minor hesitation. (GOD, I DESPISE cold water!) It was a very short dunk, but I still pretty much froze in place. The guy helping us near the other shore said that my head poked up so high from the water that I strongly resembled a turtle.

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In retrospect, it was great though. I stayed at that school, learning a lot more than I can say, for close to two years.

I later attended the school of Bob Liles for roughly one and a half years, when I was around twenty), then later left for a couple of yrs. to attend college and other obligations.

One of the best things about attending his school was that I was able to attend a seminar taught by, and being an uke for, Mr. Ed Parker Sr., the year before he died. I later moved down to Marin County, where I attended Marin Kenpo, training under Richard LaFave. He died a number of years ago, but I learned a good deal in my brief time with him. I was forced to stop training prior to his passing because I was diagnosed with Hodgkin s Disease (Lymphoma). I was extremely ill for about 18 months, with an additional year or 2 for general recovery. I checked out a handful of different Kenpo schools during my healing, but none of them felt like home for me.

Eventually, I came across Darryl Liner s school, where I attended for roughly one and a half years, leaving after I became pregnant. 1 kid became 2 – (it is like magic) and before long, it d been 6 years since I d been without my art. Throughout that time, I d grown to be resigned to not ever receiving my black belt. By the time my boy was 2, however, I began to feel the itch. I was tired of feeling like an overweight, frumpy lump. (Raising kids has that affect on a person, especially a work-from-home mom.)

I returned to Liner s school, where I eventually was awarded my shodan. It only took twenty-five yrs. (total). I had my test at Larry Tatum s first Las Vegas camp, in 2004. I felt completely prepared had been training solidly for the test, but, Murphy s Law kicked in, so my 220lb. instructor fell heavily on my knee sideways at the end of one of the first few techniques of the test. I limped heavily through the rest of the test (and the next half a year). Not the kick-butt impression I dreamed of making!

As soon as I was promoted though, I began to teach a beginner s adult class. I had always helped out at all of the schools I d attended since blue belt, but this class was all my own. I loved it.

The only difficult thing for me about going to that school was that I had nobody to with. I did a ton of Air Kenpo. I could demolish the air like nothing you ve ever seen. After some time, I found a great Kenpo karate forum (www.kenpotalk.com) where I discovered kenpo practitioners of a similar mindset along with a person of like-location: Through the forum, I met Tara Turnbull, who lives only 45 min. from me. The school was smack dab between us, so I asked her to come workout with me as well as assist me in teaching my class. As she was also a well practiced Air-Kenpoist, she jumped at the opportunity.

As luck would have it, she is a very capable Kenpoist too. We quickly became friends and shortly after my 2nd degree black test, made a decision to leave to start our own school. Sacramento Kenpo Karate was born.

I was without an instructor for, but once having attended quite a few kenpo camps as well as seminars, I discovered a whole group of folks who offered me help. Most of my instructors have been in the Tatum lineage and Tara s has been in the Planas lineage, so we have a whole lot to draw from. Our dojo (and me personally) were very fortunate to have had Ron Nakamoto join us in 2008. He is currently a fourth degree black belt in American Kenpo and has not only enhanced the overall quality of our school, but of my personal life as well.

At SKK, we have used quite a few different dvds, including Larry Tatum s and Mike Lambert s, both of whom have had an influed on my art. I ve also found Lee Wedlake to be a fountain of generous expertise. Most recently, Dr. Dave Crouch has been my instructor (and very good friend) and We have determined our kenpo philosophies to be most similar. I can honestly say I have become a far more devastating killing machine with the knowledge gained from him, in my relatively-small amount of time on the mat with him, than I d learned in the many years training at my previous school. Dr. Dave teaches kenpo in a concept-based way, which I can apply to each technique in the system. As Dr. Dave says, Kenpo is HOW you move, not the moves themselves. He s one of the best examples of a kenpoist I ve ever had the pleasure of working with. In September of 2011, Dr. Dave honored me by promoting me to third degree black belt.

Kenpo karate has been tantamount in molding and guiding my life. Kenpo has always been there for me. I ve met some of my most valued friends as a result of Kenpo karate (you know who you are!)

I travel to camps and seminars whenever I can, frequently taking 100 s of pictures at most every one. I do what I can to give back to the art that that means so much to me.

Our website is the Sacramento Kenpo Karate. If you you re a Kenpoist, then you re family. Join us anytime and be a part of a class. We d appreciate having you.

About the Author: Susan is the author of multiple books on Spiritual Development and Growth.Amy Long is a third degree black belt in the art of

kenpocontinuum.com

in addition to being the publisher for the first volume for the Kenpo Continuum. She is currently searching for submissions for the next volume of stories. She also is the co-owner of

sacramentokenpokarate.com

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19
Dec

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