LEGO Star Wars 75172 – Y-Wing Starfighter

LEGO Star Wars 75172 - Y-Wing Starfighter

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LEGO Star Wars 75172 Y-Wing StarfighterEnthält vier Minifiguren: einen Y-Wing-Piloten, Admiral Raddus, Moroff und einen Stormtrooper sowie die Figur eines Astromech-Droiden der Rebellen.
Enthält einen Y-Wing Starfighter sowie einen Lader.
Der Y-Wing Starfighter verfügt über ein einziehbares Fahrwerk, ein aufklappbares Minifiguren-Cockpit, rotierende Geschütze, federunterstütze Doppelshooter und eine Abwurffunktion.
Dieses Set bietet Kindern im Alter von 8 bis 14 Jahren ein altersgerechtes Bau- und Spielerlebnis.
Der Y-Wing Starfighter ist 7 cm hoch, 41 cm lang und 20 cm breit.



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How Do You Know the Age of a Stone Arrowhead?

When you find an arrowhead, or someone shows you an arrowhead, how can you tell how old it is?

A lot of the answer for how old an arrowhead is depends upon the type of stone the point in question is made from. Old flint tends to get coarser and turn lighter colors, towards white even, if it is exposed to sunlight and air and rain and freezing over time. However, if it is buried, sometimes there is very little apparent aging, unless the soil itself is chemically acting on the surface of the flint. I have found buried points and blades, which, after I washed them, were almost as smooth and unchanged as new materials. So, you then look for deposits of minerals from the buried condition. Also, if flint has been exposed to the atmosphere, often the exposed side of a flint point is quite discolored relative to the unexposed side. This is a good indication of age.

If the point is obsidian, especially in a desert area, and it has been exposed on the surface of the ground, the exposed side many times is somewhat polished by wind and blowing dust or sand. The underside is more original in feel, or it is often coated with chemical deposits from the soil. In addition, in desert or normal weather pattern areas, obsidian is affected by rain and other moisture over time, and gets what is called a „hydration rind“ on the outer surface. This tends to dull the originally shiny, slick appearance of the flaked stone. It makes an outer layer of changed material, due to the absorption of minute amounts of water, that is thicker depending on the length of time of the exposure to the elements. Archaeologists have even taken to calibrating the age of obsidian points or tools based on the thickness of the hydration rind in a known area. This is done by comparing a sequence of rind measurements to ages determined by other accepted dating methods, C14, tree rings, etc., to set up a scale to get a rough age for a piece based on the thickness of the rind. The rind thickness can be observed by cutting a slice through an expendable obsidian tool.

Yet additional indicators of possible age are the style, size and source location of a point. Many styles of points were unique to certain time periods, which enables the observer to position the point in a time sequence. Also, many specific styles were used in specific regions, which also helps to identify the cultural identity of a particular piece. And, the material from which a particular regional style of point is made is generally known, at least to experienced collectors. So, when a point made of an abnormal, atypical material for a particular style is exhibited, the likelihood of modern production increases.

These concepts are just the beginning of the discussion of determining the age of an arrowhead.

Artifact authenticators also examine the edges of the points under high magnification to observe natural aging and „use wear“ patterns vs. chemical aging or mechanical wear and tear with metal or other modern materials.

Mixed, confused or varying chipping and flaking styles indicate possible reworking of a point, either in ancient times to refurbish the edge or tip of the point for re-use, or in modern times to reshape it into an apparently complete tool.

Additional analytical methods come into play after an examination of the consistency and style of flaking patterns on a point or tool.

Authenticators can observe knapped stone surfaces under special light to see the potential difference in the age of the visible surfaces. Old surfaces and new surfaces react differently to certain kinds of light, and are visibly different to the eye under that special light. This difference between old and new stone surfaces also enables the detection of potentially modern rechipping of old points to reshape them.

This information can help collectors to make sure of what they are purchasing or acquiring by trade. And it will help identify the native culture and time period of the pieces which they find, in the field or through the various connections which are available, such as the internet and regional artifact shows.

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Source by F Scott Crawford

FunKo 018107 Pop Games : Fallout Brotherhood of Steel 49 Vinyl Figure

FunKo 018107 Pop Games : Fallout Brotherhood of Steel 49 Vinyl Figure

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It’s time to crack open a cold Nuka-Cola and level-up with your Pip-Boy! From the hit Fallout video game series comes this new collection of POP Vinyl Figures! This 3 3/4″ tall figure depicts an armored soldier of the Brotherhood of Steel, a quasi-religious technological organization operating across the ruins of post-war North America. Stylized figure comes packaged in an attractive closed window box and is a must-have for any fan of the Fallout video game series! Collect them all!Action Figur
Vinyl/Bobblehead Figur
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Thought Provoking Science Questions For Teachers

Science teachers are often faced with the difficult task of trying to use science questions to teach complex or abstract concepts to students who are often bored or uninterested. Students, in general, will have a great deal of other subjects on their mind during class, such as love interests, issues with friends, or what sort of fun the weekend will bring.

In order break through this wall of indifference, science teachers must take a creative approach, with science questions that are both educational, and entertaining.

Capture Their Funny Bone, and Capture Their Minds

The only way to capture the interest of a student who fees individually to science, especially a high school student, is by presenting them with science questions about things related to common objects or events from everyday life. The following questions are so mundane that it will drive students up the wall trying to come up with the correct answers. Use these to science questions to spark vivid classroom conversation and to spark interest in science among your students.

What Makes Popcorn Pop?

Everyone loves eating popcorn, but few people really appreciate the science involved in the process of popping corn. While it's common knowledge that a popcorn kernel is a seed, it's what's inside that seed that is often a mystery. The very center of the kernel is a planet embryo surrounded by a very soft material that consist of starch and water. Around this inner core is the hard shell of the seed. Heating the kernel over a fire, or in a microwave, eventually causes the temperature of the kernel to hit 400 degrees Fahrenheit. At that point, the evaporation point of water is reached, and it transforms into steam. The steam pressure causes the starch and water mixture to burst through the outer shell – giving you tasty popcorn!

Why Does Metal Sink, but Boats Float?

This question is a great one to teach the principles of density. A steel bar will certainly sink in water, because it is much more more than the water is. However, because of the U-shaped design of a boat, the "inside" of the boat is actually mostly air. The air inside the boat makes the entire vessel much less less than the surrounding water. Any object that is of less density floats to the top of a liquid with greater density. This is why as people (or water) enter the boat, its density increases and the boat sinks further down into the water. If the boat becomes to strong (fills with water), it will start to sink down below the water.

Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

A great question to teach kids about plant biology is to discuss what happens to leaves in the fall. In fact, even many adults do not realize that those colors were present in those leaves all through the summer. The green color comes from the process of photosynthesis which the trees use through the spring and fall to generate food and energy from the sun. The tree generates chlorophyll, a green pigment, which enables photosynthesis. However, in the fall, this process ends, and trees begin their "hibernation" phase. Since photosynthesis is no longer taking place, chlorophyll is no longer produced, and the true colors of the leaves come out.

Get Students to Ask Questions

Even better than asking students these questions, is to prompt students to ask questions about things that they've never really considered before. Have them try to come up with science questions about things in everyday life that no one else in the class can answer (sometimes, including the teacher!) Generate enough questions for everyone in the class, or groups of 2 or 3, and assign them The task of finding the answers using the Internet or their local library.

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Source by Ryan Dube

Financial Literacy – Breaking the Cycle of Being Broke

Now that I am older I can look back on some financial decisions I have made and shake my head. Luckily for me I was able to break the cycle of „being broke.“ The sad part of my past is that I wasted so much time and money on things that had no REAL value. It started with my first credit card at the age of 18 and escalated to cars and stupid material things in between.

Being a financially responsible adult was not at the top of my radar. However being successful and looking the part was. So like many young adults I accepted the job that offered me the most money while purchasing the latest gadgets, designer clothing, and must haves. Hence, racking up consumer debt with things I really could not afford. My weakness was cars. I decided to purchase one almost every year. I did this by trading them in and carrying over the negative equity to the new vehicle. Doing these transactions was a form of financial rush in roulette in which I later learned a valuable lesson. But one of my ultimate car sins happened when I upgrading into a luxury vehicle by going into a lease agreement.

It was not until I got tired of not having money after just getting paid or moving from apartment to apartment because I did not like the area or my neighbors that I realized I was doing something terribly wrong. I started looking around for answers and examples of the things that I TRULY wanted out of life. I call these things my core goals.

I knew I wanted stability, which for me meant a home of my own, the second thing was a career doing something I was truly passionate about, and the third was to have enough money to help me achieve what I needed and wanted out of life without relying solely on borrowing money from banks, family or friends.

My simple action steps begin at the library where I started reading about budgeting and saving money, next the book store, seminars, radio programs etcetera. The light switch came on when I heard the voice of Larry Burkett on the airwaves. Mr. Burkett was one of the founders of Crown Ministries. He passed away July 4, 2003, but his teachings will live on within many others and me. Suze Orman’s tough and straightforward style put the „no excuse“ motto in front of my „broke“ mentality and I really got focused about being a financially empowered women. I can name many others that helped me see the light but the two I mentioned were my first mentors and teachers.

Luckily in my quest to be financially fit, I was able to brake the cycle as well as reach some of my core goals by finding security in my first home purchase, doing what I am passionate about with writing and teaching others about financial literacy, saving, and giving money towards the things that I believe in. Throughout my journey I have learned that buying things that only decrease in value or that looks flashy in most cases are really not worth the money. Find out what TRUE wealth means and start by educating yourself about money, it’s never to late!

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Source by Dina Harbour

CLARIDGE’s Hotel London

Intro

Claridge’s is a five star hotel located in London’s prestigious Mayfair district, and is a short walk away from Hyde Park, Mable Arch and shopping on Bond Street. Renowned for its exquisite Art Deco characteristics and modern finishes, the foyer of the hotel is furnished with a Chihuly glass sculpture and engraved glass screens from the 1920’s. Designed by David Collins, the onsite bar at the hotel is complete with a green glass chandelier and a silver leafed ceiling.

The 203 guestrooms at Claridge’s are appointed with modern amenities to include satellite channels and pay movies, refrigerators, mini-bars, marble bathrooms, televisions, premium bedding, newspapers, wireless internet access among others. Dogs are permitted in guestrooms and turndown services and cribs are available upon request.

The hotel also offers a gym, which has hardwood floors, glass columns, a juice bar and even serves breakfast at additional costs. The spa at Claridge’s offers a plethora of beauty services and massage treatments. This 5 star property provides a host of business services and event facilities and can accommodate 2-800 guests. Shuttle bus services are available at a surcharge. Other services offered by the hotel include laundry/dry cleaning services, tour assistance, wedding services and currency exchange.

History

Claridge’s has a history that spans over 200 years and was first known as the Milvert’s Hotel in 1812. A few years after its inception, it was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Claridge, who owned a smaller hotel next door. The two hotels combined were referred to as „Milverts of Claridge’s“, until they decided on the current name. The hotel was sold to the founder of the Savoy Hotel Richard D’Oyly Carte in 1894, who then transformed the buildings into what they are today. Claridge’s was redesigned by George Trolloppe & Sons in 1898, and featured en suite bathrooms, lifts as well as a host of modern amenities.

Acclaimed actors, directors and celebrities have stayed at Claridge’s to include Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant, Mick Jagger, Brad Pitt, Mariah Carey and U2 among others. The hotel has attracted undue attention for its Christmas tree displays during the festive season. Some of these trees were designed by Kally Ellis (McQueens), and John Galliano.

Rooms and Suites

The 203 guestrooms (including 67 suites) and two penthouse suites at Claridge’s are individually designed by famed designers including Linley and Diane von Furstenberg. Theses accommodations are divided into several categories, which include superior queen, twin and deluxe king rooms. The suite options offered are Deluxe Studio, Deluxe Junior Suite, Mayfair Suite, Deluxe Mayfair Suite, Mivart Suite and the Claridge’s Suite. Signature suites include the Prince Alexander Suite, Grand Piano Suite, Davies Penthouse, Brook Penthouse and the Royal Suite. All the accommodations at Claridge’s are equipped with state of the art entertainment systems and tons of luxurious amenities. Rooms are spaced in the range of 32 sq. m / 344 sq. ft and 50 sq. m/538 sq. ft, while the suites measure in between 56 sq. m / 602 sq. ft and 267 sq.m / 2874 sq. ft.

Dining and Bars

Claridge’s has two restaurants and two bars, which serve tantalizing cuisine and are set in a stunning ambience. Dominated by tea connoisseur Henrietta Lovell, Afternoon Tea is an award winning restaurant at the hotel and is open for sweet pastries, warm scones and of course tea. It is inspired by décor dating back to the early 1930’s and is located in the foyer of the hotel.

The Foyer & Reading Room is the other dining option at Claridge’s, and has been frequented by several prominent faces over the years. The interior of the restaurant features breathtaking grandeur, and is open for cocktails, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Showcasing an interior designed by David Collins, Claridge’s Bar offers a rare collection of rare spirits and wines, which include vintage champagnes. Steeped in history, Fumoir at Claridge’s serves a wide range of cocktails and is located behind a 1930s Lalique panel fitter door. The main restaurant at Claridge’s is run by award winning chef Gordon Ramsay along with signature chef Steve Allen.

Health Club and Spa

The health club and spa is located at the top of the hotel, and offers excellent beauty treatments, which are rendered with class leading beauty products. The health club offers unobstructed views of London’s skyline and offers personal fitness and training.

Business Services and Events

Claridge’s caters to a wide range of business meetings and private events such as parties, banquets and conferences. The function rooms at the hotel can accommodate anywhere between 4 and 800 guests and there are 9 stylish configurations to choose from. For business and corporate events, the hotel provides an extensive range of equipment to ensure every event is a success.

Location

Claridge’s is located in one of the most prestigious slices of London, on the corner of Davies and Brooke Street in Mayfair. It is 50 minutes by car away from London’s Heathrow Airport and 1.5 hours away from Gatwick International Airport. The London Underground, National Rail and International Rail Stations are located 5-15 minutes away from the hotel.

Facilities

Claridge’s offers bespoke concierge services that are geared towards couples and families alike. Designed by acclaimed British design workshop Linley, the Map Room at Claridge’s is the perfect setting for global business travelers. It features everything to stimulate the mind including a library of books and elegant furnishings. The hotel also offers airport transfers to and from all London Airports. For families, Claridge’s offers myriad activities to keep kids entertained, which include arts and crafts and computer games. Other facilities of the hotel include doctors on call, 24 hour room service and an exclusive children’s menu in the restaurants.

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Source by Sidney A Fernandes

mumbi FS300 Funksteckdosen Set: 3 x Funksteckdose und 1x Fernbedienung – Plug & Play – 1100 Watt

mumbi FS300 Funksteckdosen Set: 3 x Funksteckdose und 1x Fernbedienung - Plug & Play - 1100 Watt

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Funksteckdosen 3er Set – weiß – MIT SELBSTLERN FUNKTION (ohne DIP-Schalter)

3 Funksteckdosen und 1 Fernbedienung!

Schalten Sie, bequem ohne aufzustehen, das Licht von Bett, Sofa oder Bürostuhl aus!

Die Funksteckdosen lassen sich mit der Fernbedienung über eine Entfernung von bis zu 30 Metern schalten,
So schalten Sie Elektrogeräte bis 1100W künftig völlig bequem ein und aus.
Auch den Fernseher oder die Hifi-Anlage können Sie völlig entspannt von der Couch, den PC zeitsparend
beim Betreten des Büros, die Kaffeemaschine genussvoll vom Frühstückstisch aus und ein schalten.

Mit der 3-Kanal-Fernbedienung haben Sie stets volle Kontrolle über die drei beiliegenden
Funk-Steckdosen.

Features:
– 3 Funk-Steckdosen plus Fernbedienung
– HausCode: Selbstlern-Funktion
– Reichweite: max. 30 Meter
– Schaltleistung: max. 1100 Watt
– Spannung: 230V – 50Hz
– Fernbedienung: 3V Lithium Batterie Typ CR2032 Batterie (im Lieferumfang enthalten)

3 Funk-Steckdosen plus Fernbedienung mit LED
HausCode: Selbstlern-Funktion / GeräteCode: 3 Kanäle + ALL ON/OFF Kanal
Reichweite: bis zu 30 Meter
Schaltleistung: max. 1100 Watt
Spannung: 230V – 50Hz / Arbeitsfrequenz: 433.92MHz



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25 Ways to Increase Awareness for Your Cause

Nonprofit organizations often have the monumental task of raising awareness for a cause with a limited budget for promotion. Here’s 25 ideas for low cost or no cost ways to raise awareness.

1. Issue media releases using free online services like prweb.com and openpr.com

2. Start a blog about the cause with a free service like Blogger or WordPress.

3. Every cause should have accounts with Twitter, Propeller and Digg.

4. Post some videos on YouTube. They can be made with the webcam on your computer, online services like Animoto or programs that convert PowerPoint to video.

5. Do some comics on Bitstrips. It’s as much of a social networking site as it is a comic maker.

6. Use the tried and true methods like radio station PSA and talk shows on local TV and radio.

7. I have a former student who put together an email list of all her contacts and promotes her cause.

8. Use the same technique as Internet marketers. Get people on your mailing list by giving something away.

9. Use keyword searches to find out the information people are looking for that is related to your cause.

10.Write some articles based on those keyword searches and post them on EzineArticles.com.

11. Read the paper and send congratulatory cards or emails to people who have achieved something.

12. Keep track of the birthdays of the kids associated with your organization and send them birthday cards.

13. Do a world record setting event. This might be easier than you think and they always get media coverage.

14. Review haro.com and respond when there is a reporter looking for information related to your cause.

15. Don’t overlook the old fashioned paper flyers posted on public bulletin boards at supermarkets and libraries.

16. Use free classified ads like craigslist.com and kijiji.com.

17. There are probably local events websites in your area that you can use.

18. Seek a celebrity endorsement. It’s hit and miss but you never know.

19. Post comments on blogs.

20. Become an expert that the media will interview whenever there is a story related to your cause.

21. Get a sponsor for a prize and run an essay or poster contest.

22. Give out some type of achievement award. These also get media attention.

23. Generate some controversy that’s not too controversial.

24. Sell some SWAG on a site like cafepress.com. Bumper stickers or t-shirts can give you some mileage.

25. Tag onto a sponsor and get mentioned in their advertising or corporate newsletter.

Most of these ideas are for activities that can be done by volunteers or students. Try one every two weeks and in a year your cause will be well-known in your community.

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Source by Ron Strand