By George Royal
These are the most popular and best selling home, non-commercial tanning beds that can be found on the market with prices ranging between $1500 to $5000.
ETS SunVision ZX30 Tanning Bed: This tanning bed features a computer-designed Bio-Tech Tunnel Design for consistency. It has 30, 100 watt lamps, and is built with heavy-duty extruded aluminum and steel mainframe with a DuraMax 2000 exterior. Other features include Quick Clip acrylic removal system, digital timer with built in hour meter, glossed aluminum reflectors, 7 foot tanning surface, staggered lamp design, and acrylic sheet. The product costs around $4500 to $5000.
Sunquest Pro 24RSP (120V) Tanning Bed: This Bio-Tech Tunnel Design tanning bed has 24 tanning lamps is designed with a steel mainframe, curved acrylic sheets, DuraMax 2000 exterior housing, Superflow internal cooling system and 20 minute session time. It features a control key lock, backup timer, and Quick Clip acrylic removal system; and requires a 20 Amp Circuit Breaker, 120 Volt Dedicated Circuit, and 20 Amp NEMA #5-20R Receptacle. The tanning bed costs around $1500 to $2000.
Supreme Tan Pearl 16 Plus Tanning Bed: This is one of the smaller and cheaper entry level tanning beds. It is 76 inch long, features 12 Philips Performance lamps, 4 integrated facial tanning lamps, dial timer, canopy with grids, a base reflector system, adjustable gas spring lifts, and a 30 minute tanning session, and costs around $1900.
SOLTECH 16: This tanning bed uses 16 High Powered Phillips 100 Watt tanning lamps and features frosted acrylics for even UV disbursement, 30 minute tanning session time, easy acrylic removal system, Internal fan cooling system, and a 30 minute on board timer. Optional components include a spring timer, front panel base body fan, DualSun Facials, frosted Acrylic, and a free starter Kit. SOLTECH 16 costs around $2000 to $3000.
Wolff Tanning Bed: This product is also manufactured with a Bio-Tech Tunnel Design with heavy-duty extruded aluminum and steel mainframe, with DuraMax 2000 exterior housing. It features 24 high-output 100-watt lamps, glossed aluminum, Quick Clip acrylic removal system, wide curved tanning surface, and acrylic sheets. The SolarMax IFT face tanner is an optional component. You can get this tanning bed for about $2500 to $3500.
Ruby Tanning Bed: The Ruby Tanning Bed comes with 24 lamps of only 120 volts. It has 6 face tan enhancing lamps and 8 arm tan enhancing lamps, and features a 30 minute tanning session, adjustable Gas spring lifts, acrylic click strips, canopy acrylic, matching base skirt, and a dial timer. The product costs somewhere between $2400 to $3900.
SOLSMART 20: This tanning bed uses 20 High Powered Phillips 100 Watt tanning lamps and features frosted acrylics for even UV disbursement, 20 minute tanning session time, easy acrylic removal system, Internal fan cooling system, and a 20 minute on board timer. Optional components include a spring timer, leg base, and free starter Kit. The standard color is silver but you can choose between silver/charcoal, silver/black, silver/blue, and silver/red. The SOLSMART 20 costs around $2000 to $3000.
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Friday, November 9, 2007
British-born Muslim hair stylist Bushra Noah is currently undertaking legal action against the owner of a hair salon for alleged religious discrimination. Noah is suing London hair salon owner Sarah Desroiser. Desroiser who runs a salon in King’s Cross, has said that she would not accept Noah as a stylist if Noah’s hair was covered. Noah, like many devout Muslims keeps her hair covered in public places, believing it to be immodest otherwise.
Noah claims that her headscarf is a fundamental part of her religious beliefs and that wearing the scarf would not interfere in her carrying out the job at all. Desrosiers said that it is not discrimination but rather that “the essence of my line of work is the display of hair. To me, it’s absolutely basic that people should be able to see the stylist’s hair. It has nothing to do with religion. It is just unfortunate that for her covering her hair symbolises religion.” Desosiers added that she had worked with Muslims in the past and employs a Muslim accountant.
Noah claims that the state of her own hair is irrelevant to her ability to style others hair.
The last few years have seen a string of similar cases in Britain. Last year, there was a case over whether a British Airways employee could wear a prominent cross, and another case in which a teacher argued that she had a right to wear a Jilb?b (a traditional Islamic dress that covers almost the entire body) in the classroom. In that case, the teacher lost in the High Court.
Amazing Online Shopping at Kaunsa
Today is the era of online shopping. All goods are not only available at reasonable price than open market or an ordinary outlet also it save the time. In these days, the peoples are so busy it has no more time to visit any market for purchasing goods. In this modern format of purchasing anybody can buy any product with a single click of mouse, there are no need to visit any shop in the market. So everybody use this modern format of shopping and this is the best option.
Now the Kaunsa a cheapest ecommerce website provides the amazing online shopping at affordable price. Find here over two laces fifty thousand products are extremely cheaper than other website, approx all rates are 25% lower than Flipkart, Jabong, Myntra, Yebhi and other outlets. Also, provides the express delivery in more than nine thousand locations in the country. Browse here premium quality products from genuine brands with original warranty like fashionable apparel for men, women, and kids, stylish ladies and gents footwear, trendy sunglasses, voguish wristwatches, and much more. Also, find the latest gadgets like Android and Windows Smartphone or Tablets, mobile phones. All are available at lowest price in India.
There are numerous positive Kaunsa.com Reviews from its fully satisfied buyer are available on various reviews website like mouthshut, Trustpilot, Pricedekho, etc. There are some examples of customer feedback, which posted after enjoying the amazing online shopping at this outlet. Find below:
I purchased from this online outlet as its lowest price with express shipping service to my doorstep in just two to five days with free shipping. I find here daily exclusive offers and hot deals. I would like to purchase from this website in future. – By Santosh Mittal, he lives at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
I bought a Samsung Galaxy Grand Duo from this store on this Wednesday evening and I received it on Friday, very fast and also price is approx fifteen hundred lowest than other outlet. It is the best option to online shopping in the country. This Kaunsa Review posted by Arjun Sharma. He is from Karol Bagh, New Delhi, India.
I think Kaunsa is the best option for online shopping in the country. I am the regular buyer of this outlet from last six month and purchased. It never disappoint me, always provides awesome service . This feedback posted by Naveen Saini. He lives at Navi Mumbai, Maharastra, India.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Today, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an office action, which confirmed the patentability of claims 6 to 10 of the Amazon 1-Click patent, US 5,960,411. The patent examiner, however, rejected claims 1 to 5 and 11 to 15. Amazon now has up to six months to amend the rejected claims to overcome the examiner’s rejection, provide arguments to demonstrate that the examiner is in error and/or provide evidence to demonstrate the patentability of their claims. During this period, the entire patent is still considered valid under US patent law.
The USPTO is reconsidering the patentability of the claims due to a request for reexamination filed by New Zealander Peter Calveley. Mr. Calveley used internet archives to show that defunct company Digi Cash used a similar technique prior to Amazon. Despite costing a substantial sum of cash and requiring donations to prepare and file the request for reexamination, Calveley said he did it as a game and hopes that his success inspires others to play the same game.
“One Click” shopping is an ecommerce technique, which allows a customer to purchase products via the Internet without repeatedly entering personal information such as name and address. At the time it was introduced it eased the frustration of on-line shopping.
Amazon filed the patent application for 1-click shopping in early 1997 and was granted the patent in September 1999. 23 days later Amazon sued rival Barnes & Noble for alleged infringement by its “Express Lane” ordering which was introduced in 1998. In December 1999 Amazon won an interim injunction against Barnes & Noble but the USA Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit lifted this injunction in February 2001. The parties then settled their dispute for undisclosed terms. Amazon has since successfully licensed the technique to other e-sellers such as Apple.
The History of Roops Mill
The Spa at Roop’s Mill is the only full service private day spa in Carroll County. It is located in Westminster, Maryland and is situated on the historical property of Roop’s Mill. The charming, old brick building is the perfect host for relaxation and tranquility. From custom painted murals to private treatment rooms, you will feel relaxed from the minute you walk in the door.
The Hhistory of the Mill
The Roop’s Mill complex is located on the south side of Taneytown Pike about a mile west of Westminster. Meadow Branch Creek runs through the property, providing water for the millrace.
The complex focuses on a three-story brick and stone mill, dating from c. 1795 and rebuilt in 1816, which retains machinery from various periods during its operation.
The David Roop House, an 1825 stone dwelling, stands near the mill. A log cooper’s shed, an early two-part bank barn, and numerous farm sheds complete the mill and farmstead grouping. An innovative late-19th century iron suspension bridge provides pedestrian access across marshy Meadow Branch Creek, connecting the property near the bank barn to the 1860s brick John D. Roop House to the west.
The mill itself is four stories high, constructed in 1816 on the stone foundation of a log mill building dating from the 1790s. The property was deeded in 1742. The brick mill was constructed according to the designs of Oliver Evans, who patented rights to several mill innovations and then charged prospective millers for the right to use his designs. The overall concept was a gravity feed system that allowed for efficient operation for processing flour as it moved downward through a multi-story building. The overshot waterwheel (later converted to a turbine and still intact) located on the ground floor inside the mill not only operated the grain mill but also an up-and-down sawmill (still intact) attached to the northwest corner of the building, and a cider mill (no longer extant).
The exterior walls are approximately 18′ thick, and the flooring is of wide wooden planks. On the second floor are three grinding stones, which were imported from France through the Port of Baltimore: one for wheat, to produce graham flour (the mill’s specialty), the second to grind oats and rye for cattle feed, and the third to grind yellow cornmeal. The roof was first sheathed in metal in 1898.
The mill remained in continuous operation until 1919 and retains many of its original features and equipment, including an electrical generator installed by John D. Roop in 1914, run by the water-powered turbine. The electrical power produced by this generator was used to operate lights and machinery on the farm, and represents the first electrical system installed in Carroll County.
The David Roop House, located immediately west of the mill, was constructed of stone in 1825, and later enlarged by successive stone, brick and frame additions. The two-story building’s three-bay facade faces Taneytown Pike to the north. A brick chimney rises from either gable end. A slate date stone inscribed ‘1825’ is set in the top of the eastern chimney. Large stones form quoins at the corners, and single narrow stones span the architraves. Nine-over-six sash windows flanked by louvered shutters appear at the second floor level. The roof is covered with slate. Victorian changes include elongated 2/2 first-floor windows, an eastern brick two-story bay window, and adjoining single-story bay window, the front door with arched upper panels, and the front porch with square, chamfered posts, vine-patterned brackets, and X-crossed balustrade. The east end of the balustrade was originally closed by a gate.
The Roop’s Mill complex is historically significant for its association with the grist milling industry which supported the agricultural economy of rural Carroll County from the late 18th century through the early 20th century. The brick and stone mill building, constructed c. 1795 and rebuilt in 1816, exhibits a high degree of integrity and displays a range of technology from the late 18th century through the early 20th century.
The remains of the sash saw and the hydroelectric system are especially rare. The variety of extant machinery is particularly significant. The complex derives additional significance for its architecture, as an example of a type of extensive farmstead and rural industrial operation comprising a wide variety of domestic, agricultural, and industrial buildings and structures including an addition to the mill, an early bank barn, and two significant dwellings, the 1825 David Roop House and the 1860s John D. Roop House.
The pedestrian suspension bridge is the only example of its type in the region. Fewer than a half-dozen early grist mills survive in Carroll County to represent the importance of grain production in the region from the late 18th century through the 19th.
Roop’s Mill is a particularly early and well-preserved example, and retains a complement of associated buildings and structures which is unique in the region. The mill ground wheat for graham flour, oats and rye for cattle feed, and corn for cornmeal throughout the 19th century, until c. 1955.
In 2007 the Mill was converted into this MD day spas, rejuvenating this Historic landmark.
The History of Roops Mill
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I set up this sandbox to work on improving the layout of the main page:
Please let me know what you think.
— DV 20:17, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC)
DV I think your design is a great improvement. It makes me feel far more I’m coming here for NEWS first and opportunity to contribute second. The opportunity is v important but if the news function is not OK then the opportunity isn’t worthwhile so I think they have to rank with news on top.
You wrote to me using my IP address as I was playing with your sandbox page and yes Ive done a bit if wiki but not wiki tables and I’m not good with css! I do have a good eye for layout though.
Shan: Ive tried reducing the picture a bit. It makes the co,umns work better as the empty spaces close up a lot. I do agree a pic is good but not so huge it takes up the whole of the centre space of my screen and I have to scroll down to find what it’s about. (I deliberately use a 17″ so I don’t design too big for average users) For slower loaders it’s also good to have text at top anyway to read while the pic is loading below. So in your draft I put the newer text above and the backup text below the pic. It’d be good for the title to be big too.
Shan: I’d like to see this go even further with the Welcome bit shifted BELOW the category list so all the first stuff in the top bands of the screen is NEWS. Even better put all the editing stuff on the right and the news links on the left see below.
Ideally I’d like the categories (More News) + Regions to appear on the LEFT under Main Page. Search box at top. Then move ALL the stuff about editing currently under Main Page over on the RIGHT. Then we get a good clear categorisation: look left or centre for NEWS look right for editing.
Yes this is great. Too much stuff aims at big monitors. Thanks.
How about just removing the entire section on the bottom with articles relating to topics? That’s ANOTHER thing that needs editing each time we have a new article, and can be easily replaced by the topic listings you have on the right here (which I’ve been wanting to do for awhile, but the holidays have stopped me from doing real work). That might help condense the page… what do you think? Lyellin 23:26, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC)
With some very minor tweaks, an admin should put this version up ASAP. Davodd | Talk 01:29, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)
I do like what you’ve done, but I think this still needs a lot of further work.
For instance, take a look at this screen-grab that I’ve done of your shot. In 1280×1024 (sorry about the colour compression, I didn’t want a gigantic file):
Link to giant image file
See that giant empty blank horrible space to the right of the image? Yuck! You might want to center that image or do something to prevent that from looking that way. The big empty space underneath the weather graphic (which is compressed so small that you can’t make much out anyway) is also ugly.
There also needs to be a “Headline Story” heading there somewhere, so that readers know exactly what it is that they’re looking at. Other than that, I dislike how when I load up the page, I only see a single story without having to scroll down. Users hate being compelled to scroll, and having everything hidden down towards the bottom of the page is poor design.
Take a look at the Wikipedia mainpage, and you’ll see how these things should be done. The entire page is only two screens “deep”, while yours is about six or seven. Try to be more concise – after all, there’s no reason why “everything plus the kitchen sink” has to be up there. I’m not saying that the existing page is all that good either, but frankly, I don’t really think that this one is much of an improvement.
On the positive side of the ledger, I do quite enjoy the concept of making the news first, at least on the main page, and putting the whole “You can write news!!!” thing as a secondary thing. Your revision does that quite well.
I hope you take this (admittedly, mostly negative) comment in the constructive fashion that it was intended 🙂
Lankiveil 06:52, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC).
–Carlosar 00:34, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC) I redesigned the Developing stories here. It is simple and it gives information about the status of the article. It is a general ideal about how the Developing stories could be. Off course it can be improved, the pictures can be changed, etc. The page eliminates the sections:Ongoing disputes and Editing needed (with some effort you could eliminate the Requested articles section too). My idea is about a page which is more informative about the status of the article. I created the following status: Comprehensive text, Writing unchecked, Developing text and POV dispute. Another status could be created or some of them could be changed. The meaning of the status can be discussed, example: Comprehensive text means a final article waiting for review, etc. Another possibility is some mixture: the status would be put only in the Editing needed section, etc.
–Carlosar 12:34, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC) I am not a native English speaker and my articles need to be checked by true English speakers. So I would like to allert other people about this. This was one of the reasons I have redesigned the Developing stories.
Okay, I think this is great. But I have a few suggestions:
Other than that, it’s great! Cap’n Refsmmat 03:01, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)
I added Main Page/Sandbox4 — I tried to address what I saw were some existing navigation problems, as well as stretching issues. — IlyaHaykinson 04:44, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Carlosar 12:50, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC) — Latest news reports is daily based. And if we did it weekly based? My idea is showing a larger quantity of articles at the main page, specially the old ones(3 weeks, 7 weeks before, or even some articles one month before). Because Wikinews developing process is slow, sometimes a good article is not shown because it is old. My idea about Wikinews is a mixture of newspaper and weekly magazine. I think that the larger the quantity of articles shown at the main page, the better.
Carlosar 12:53, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)–And about a Calendar like the one in:Current events?
I tried out some ideas with Main_Page/Sandbox3 (for our readers with small displays) and Main_Page/WideSandbox3 (for our readers with larger displays). They’re a pair that link to each other.
Please see the comments on the discussion pages for those versions as well.
— DV 08:27, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Investigators say that flaws in the design of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota may have caused it to collapse and that the design flaw is not “unique” to the Minneapolis bridge.
According to an ongoing investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the flaw was found in the steel plates connected to girders, which are large support beams used in construction and connect the plates together. It is reported that extra stress from construction equipment might have caused the plates to separate, causing the bridge to collapse.
The flaw has not yet been confirmed to be the source of the disaster, and the NTSB says that the investigation could take several months to fully be completed.
At least six people were killed and at least eight are missing, whilst over 100 are injured after the bridge collapsed on August 1.
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Refurbished electronics can be moreover third part refurbish or manufacturer. Factory second item provides superior for saving and do come with guarantee but it is only factory second items which approach with a producer warranty. For the smart shopper, buying factory refurnished is a way to enjoy considerable discounts and still have a merchandise which is necessary like new but one require to exercise constant watchfulness when acquiring factory second items. This is only probable if you have methodical understanding of what the factory second item tags. Once allocate into merchandise implies in the electronics world.
An refurbished products may or may not have been install, repaired or somewhat used for the grounds given further. On the other hand, an overhaul item is used manufactured goods that may have been used for a comprehensive period by a first owner often lease but then was repaired not unavoidably by the manufacturer and resold by retailer. Factory second item used re- trained products represent greater saving over refurb units as these sell cheaper but then such products comprise a higher risk. This risk is even more prominent when dealing with costly electronics products such as rearporjection TVs, home theater projectors , flat paned HDTV sets and the like. You can never actually tell what has been the collision on the aging of the respective electronics components insides the units as a result of the preceding use. Instead , if you are after a elegant buy and a enormous bargain opt only for factor certified refurbished products. These still represents substantial saving over the standard retail cost and bring a manufacturer s warranty .so, in general refurnished electronics are items that are were return for one reason or another , to the manufacturer . these items are then re- tested at the factory to make sure they are in tip-top shape. Any flawed or damaged parts if need be will be substitute in order to restore the produce to its original arrangement and then the product is repackaged like new.
Green dust is an online daily shopping websites in India frequently for online mobile shopping and online gadget shopping. Green dust offers diverse discount or branded factory second allowing that when a customer s returns a products , whether it s the next day or the next month it can no longer be sold as new. The product us inspect to be sure there are no main demand or defect and refurbish if essential.
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Friday, October 24, 2008
On August 21, the Polish weekly Przekrój published an advertisement for Dan-Mark exercise books, bearing the logo of 4fun.tv, a Polish music/interactive TV station. Part of the advertisement contained a definition of the word “exercise book”. The wording looked familiar, and Wikinews consulted Wikipedia, the collaborative online encyclopedia.
Upon seeing the Wikipedia definition, it appeared that the entry quoted in the promotional material was identical to the initial two paragraphs of the relevant Wikipedia entry.
Freelance reporters for the Polish Wikinews decided to find out the reason for such a similarity and whether either of the texts (the advertisement’s or Wikipedia’s) might be a case of copyright violation.
The reporters contacted a Jaros?aw Janas, Creative Director of 4fun.tv., where the ad appeared. His reply included the following claim:
Copyright on text does not last for fifty years as claimed by Janas, but for 70 years after the death of the author.
To investigate the authenticity of the above claims, Wikinews asked the main author of the two paragraphs in question, Wikipedian Julo, about the sources used to write the entry. He confirmed that he had written the text in question, and not copied it from an encyclopedic publication as claimed by Jana.
It is therefore impossible that both Julo and the people responsible for the exercise book advertisement have used the same uncopyrighted encyclopedia, thus coincidentally creating identical texts. The reporters also noted that the first draft of the introduction to the article was written by WaldemarWolskiHuta (February 2006). Afterward the text had undergone some modifications by Julo (September 2006), as well as Picus viridis and Beno (March 2008). However, the text presented in the press promotional material, which – according to 4fun.tv – came from an old-print encyclopedia is identical to the Wikipedia entry after the changes mentioned above had been made. Julo added that he was still alive, together with the other authors of the article in question who constituted the group of the copyright co-holders. This naturally led to a conclusion that neither 50 nor 70 years could have passed since their death. He left 4fun.tv’s actions with a comment that although the contents he and the other Wikimedians had made public and free, they are far from making them available in any “free style”, but under a specified license.
In follow up messages to Jaros?aw Janas, Wikinews reporters confronted the creative director over his seemingly inaccurate claims.
Wikinews was told in a reply that 4fun.tv would ignore the claims unless they see permission from the author of the original content to investigate this story. They were also informed that further e-mails without any specifics sent by the reporter would be qualified as spam. 4fun.tv’s creative director further added that he found the reporter’s picture on the Internet and asked how the person would feel if this picture was to appear on billboards or press releases that advertised the TV station.
Wikipedia does allow copying of its content under certain conditions. The encyclopedia’s content is released under the GNU Free Documentation License, which means that it can be copied, modified, and used commercially and non-commercially – under the conditions that the license’s text is included with the copied content and the five main authors are mentioned. If a part of the article is used, like in the example quoted in this news story, a “right to quote”, recognized by Polish law, may be used. In such a case it suffices to mention the source of the text (Polish Wikipedia) and the author of the excerpt. 4fun.tv met none of these conditions, meaning that copyright has been violated.
Over a year ago Polish Wikinews reported on a similar problem, regarding the use of free-licensed photographs. Since that time such “borrowings” have become less frequent, however photos are still being used in discordance with the license. Journalists have gotten used to citing sources, e.g. Wikipedia, although licensing conditions require attributing the actual author, not the source. So instead of attributing John Doe for his contribution, agencies like Polska Agencja Prasowa (Polish Press Agency) are attributing the source, Wikipedia.
In early September 2008 a similar situation occurred in relation to the Polish edition of Wiktionary. Gazeta Wyborcza, a Polish daily, published an IKEA advertisement, on the opening page of which an almost word-for-word Wiktionary entry was placed; additionally the advertisement used the characteristic MediaWiki layout. The reference to the external source used was missing.
In April 2008, an example of an Australian professor was cited; the scientist, in a reply to a news story, quoted a Wikipedia definition almost word-for-word. The same professor condemned the use of Wikipedia in his previous press appearances.
In 2005 Wikipedia material was discovered in the German weekly magazine Der Spiegel, which acknowledged its fault and published appropriate apologies in place of the article in the online edition.
Frontline magazine in 2007 was found using an image from Wikipedia without proper credit. When pointed out the magazine acknowledged the failing and a correction was promptly given in the subsequent issue.