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Revealing the mountain's essence: Students' photos of Mt. Diablo sought for
Preparing for the 2014 Save Mount Diablo Scholastic Photo Contest, 11-year-old Annie McClain said it best: "I believe we should save Mt. Diablo because Mt. Diablo is incredibly beautiful and has animals who depend on their home there." The Lafayette …
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Bay Area health and fitness events
Celebrate the Mountain. Two days of free festivities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of California State Parks and 40th anniversary of Mount Diablo Interpretive Association. Activities include hikes, stargazing, trail rebuilding, geocaching talks …
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Photo Finish
The 11th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition has announced its 2013-14 winners. According to organizers, the annual competition “celebrates the unique people, places and pursuits that distinguish the Southern Appalachians,” while …
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Car Insurance for Teenaged Drivers Doesn’t Need to be Expensive

When you are youthful, one of the more exciting things to look ahead to is the evening you get your driver’s license. Many teens look forward to possessing their first auto and having more liberty than they did in the past. Their thoughts are thinking about the locations they’ll go and buddies they’ll see, but as a parent, your mind is likely thinking about the risks and disbursement of having a teenaged driver.

Sadly, teens are mathematically the most likely age group to get into an accident. It is because they have less experience on the road, less caprice control, more of a feeling that it “can not occur to them’, more distractions, and they occasionally do not make the finest decisions. As a result of this, insurance companies bill teenaged motorists the most when it comes to auto insurance. So they need to charge high-risk motorists more for insurance to cover the higher likelihood that they will be paying claims.

Reduction Car Insurance for Adolescents

Although car insurance for teens is high-priced and your young child taking the wheel might be stress provoking, fortunately it gets better over time. Information from Evaluate-Insurers.com

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- Discounts – there are an array of discounts available for teenaged motorists for example great pupil, low-mileage, driver’s training class reduction, being apart at school without a automobile, multi-auto, and multi-coverage reductions amongst the others.

- Kind of car – purchasing a sensible, trustworthy, secure automobile for the adolescent could save money. Prevent sportscars and other automobiles that are more likely to be involved in an accident, stolen, or vandalized. If you can, update the automobile with the latest safety and security features.

- comparison-shop – store online and locate as numerous car quotes as possible. This gives you the best chance at locating a good deal and maximizing your reductions.

Car Insurance for Teenaged Drivers Doesn’t Need to be Expensive

If you are youthful, one of the most fascinating things to look forward to is the day you get your driver’s license. Their thoughts are thinking about the areas they will go and buddies they’ll see, but as a parent, your mind is probably thinking about the dangers and disbursement of having a teenaged motorist.

Regrettably, teenagers are statistically the most likely age group to enter a collision. This is because they have less experience on the road, less caprice control, more of a feeling that it “can not occur to them’, more distractions, and they occasionally do not make the finest decisions. Because of this, insurance providers bill teenaged drivers the most when it comes to vehicle insurance. Insurance providers need to make money just like any other company and when a driver makes a claim, they lose money. Therefore they need to charge risky drivers more for insurance to cover the higher chance that they’ll be paying claims.

Discount Car Insurance for Teens

Although a teenaged motorist will surely include an extra expense to your monthly funds, and their policy contract will likely always be greater than an adults, there are still some things which you are able to do to create down these costs. Therefore proceed through this listing provided as a cortesy from our partner http://compare-insurers.com

- Reductions – there are an assortment of reductions available for teen-aged motorists including good pupil, low mpg, motorist’s education course discount, being away at school without a auto, multi-car, and multiple-policy discounts amongst others.

- Kind of auto – purchasing a sensible, dependable, secure vehicle for your adolescent will save money. When you can, update the car with the latest safety and security features.

- comparison-shop – shop on line and also locate as many automobile insurance estimates as possible. This gives you the finest chance at finding a good deal and maximizing your price reductions.

Although automobile insurance for teens is expensive and your young child taking the wheel might be anxiety-provoking, the good news is it gets better over period. For the time being, doing everything you can to lower their insurance premium will conserve you and your teenager cash each month and make their summer job dollars stretch farther. Advice from Compare-Insurers.com

Sandler Law Launches Drone Law Practice Group

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 13, 2014

Given the emerging UAS industry, its projected $ 80 billion-plus economic impact over the next decade, evolving regulatory environment, and Sandler Laws experience and related knowledge, Sandler Law announces the launch of its comprehensive and client focused Drone Law Practice. Our Drone Law Practice is a natural extension of our long-standing experience in international business and technology licensing transactions, export and trade controls, and privacy matters.

As recently as March 2014, the UAS emerging marketplace is being impacted by an Administrative Judges decision overturning the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) policy prohibiting commercial UAS use. The velocity of economic activity is increasing because of UAS versatility and application in agriculture, land surveying, photography, and film industries, recognizance and rescue missions. The technology has a growing international demand. In fact, CBS featured the technology in its 60 Minutes Drones Over America.

By way of background, the FAA has limited and in some cases prohibited the commercial use of UAS yet the policy has not historically been properly codified. The FAA recognizes exemptions for model airplanes when operated outside of populated areas. Because of increasing safety concerns, the FAA is expected to issue proposed rules for domestic UAS by November 2014 and finalize them by the end of 2015. In the meantime, the FAAs expected appeal may delay the Judges decision, and the FAA stays firm regarding its UAS authority.

UAS operators and related businesses operate in the increasingly complex legal environment, and answers to many drone law questions are outside the traditional corporate law realm. While aviation law remains essential to understanding the future of UAS regulations, UAS operators and manufacturers must be mindful of tort and product liability laws, export controls and other provisions applicable to both export and import of UAS and its related technology, privacy laws around processing of personal data and IT security for aerial mapping data analysis.

Sandler Law advocates for UAS designers, manufacturers, and operators. We offer essential guidance regarding:

Fotobit Surpasses Kickstarter Funding Goal And Expands Backer Rewards


Orange County, California (PRWEB) April 11, 2014

Fotobit, a patent-pending modular photo frame system, is proud to announce it has surpassed its $ 16,000 goal on Kickstarter halfway through its 30-day raise. With almost 200 backers and 12 days to go, Fotobit has also introduced a $ 25,000 stretch goal, adding a white color option alongside black for backers pledging at the $ 80 level and above.

We are ecstatic that Fotobit has been so well received and want to thank our backers for their support and enthusiasm, says Alan Yeung, Fotobit co-founder. We are excited to bring Fotobit to market in the coming months as a result of our Kickstarter funding and are committed to returning the support of our new user community as they create, change and grow their Fotobit displays.

A homegrown passion project of the team at CRISP^YHKG, an Orange County product design, branding and marketing agency, Fotobit is a first-of-its-kind system that allows you to create your own beautiful wall display of photos by easily clipping frames together, allowing for limitless possibilities and custom combinations. The Fotobit system is perfectly suited for digital photography enthusiasts who love using Instagram to capture their memories. Lightweight frames hold 4 x 4 prints protected by a clear acrylic window. Engineered for ultimate scalability, the Fotobit system starts with a single frame mounted to the wall. Fotobit frames attach together easily and securely with durable clips, providing an expandable, cost-effective framing system for creating both small and large-scale photo mosaics.

Fotobits 30-day Kickstarter campaign will be funded on April 24 with rewards for backers that start at a three-pack of black Fotobit frames for $ 30 pledges. Newly added to the rewards are white frames, available as an option at the $ 80 pledge level and above. As an added value, Kickstarter backers who choose any quantity of frames as their rewards will receive vouchers for complimentary digital prints courtesy of Printstagram, who has partnered with Fotobit in order to deliver a fully-fledge experience out of the box.

For more information and to lend your support and be one of the first to have Fotobit, visit Fotobits Kickstarter page at: http://kck.st/O9v7HZ

Fotobit media samples are available upon request. Please reply with your shipping details if you are interested in receiving a kit.

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Signs That Winnipeg's Winter Sucks Worse Than Yours (PHOTOS, TWEETS)

Signs That Winnipeg's Winter Sucks Worse Than Yours (PHOTOS, TWEETS)
Think your winter was bad? Think again. Winnipeg is coming off its coldest winter since the 19th century. The average temperature from December to March was -18.3 degrees Celsius, just 0.1 degrees warmer than it was in 1898. So the next time you …
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Bruce Rusin of Hinckley is first-place winner in PD's Orchid Photo Contest
How can you not stop for a moment, while in the throws of an unusually cold and brutal northern Ohio winter, and immerse yourself in the glory, serenity and beauty of the hundreds of flowers on exhibit during the Orchid Mania show? Every time I walk …
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Princeton Photography Club announces winners of SeasonScapes
The winners are Rea Isaac of Princeton Day School, Best in Show, for Snow-motion; Alex Lin of The Lawrenceville School, second place for Winter Ghosts; third place to the Lawrenceville School's Victoria Berzin for First Snow, Lawrenceville. Mallory …
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Nicky Hilton Stuns in Ellen Hunter NYC “Daphne” Wreath at NYC Captain America Film Premiere

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 06, 2014

Red carpet stunner Nicky Hilton was photographed at the recent Captain America: The Winter Soldier film premiere in New York City wearing the must-have celebrity accessory of the moment Ellen Hunter NYCs Daphne Wreath. The gold Daphne Wreath was the perfect finishing statement piece to her pulled back hair strong makeup (courtesy of stylist/makeup artist Joseph Carrillo) and Valentino dress.

Ellen Hunter NYC creates inspired, upscale hair accessories including combs, headbands and flexible wreaths for all occasions. The trend-setting company is the brainchild of designer Ellen Hunter, a fashion insider, who previously worked at Nicole Miller prior to launching Ellen Hunter NYC.

The Tennessee-born designers pieces have been featured in Town and Country Wedding, InStyle Weddings, as well as at the 2012 LUCA LUCA runway show. Her passion is to create pieces that are unique, personal, meaningful and always beautiful.

In addition to Nicky Hilton, the Daphne Wreath has recently been photographed on celebrities including Beyonc

Summer & Fall Festivals Reflect Spirit of Gunnison-Crested Butte, Colorado


Gunnison-Crested Butte, Colorado (PRWEB) April 04, 2014

The Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley knows how celebrate summer and fall fun with an amazing array of one-of-a-kind festivals that reflect the lifestyle, natural beauty and Western friendliness of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Theres something for everyone, ranging from the weekend warrior and hard-core athlete to couples and families looking for a relaxing, yet action-filled getaway.

Gunnison Growler & Townie Takeover Weekend, Gunnison, May 24 25

The official kickoff of the summer season is Gunnison Growler & Townie Takeover Weekend, featuring two days of biking events to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. The Half-Growler and Full-Growler mountain bike races on May 24 and 25 start downtown before heading out to Hartman Rocks Recreation Area. A Townie Takeover Ride on Sunday is a mellower option for all ages on cruiser bikes. Gunnisons IOOF Park and the adjoining street will be filled with food vendors, live music and a beer garden for athletes and the public to enjoy on Saturday and Sunday. For information, go to http://www.gunnisontrails.com (Growler races) and http://www.gunnisonmentors.com (Townie Takeover Tour).

12th Annual Gunnison River Festival, Gunnison, June 19 – 22

Gunnison River Festival offers a unique blend of hardcore and lighthearted recreation. The event kicks off on June 19 at I Bar Ranch with a concert by Bonnie & The Clydes, food and fund-raising for Gunnison Whitewater Park improvements. Ranger-led Morrow Point boat tours through Black Canyon of the Gunnison are available June 19 and June 20 along with a fish fry at the Gunnison Whitewater Park on June 20. The park promises to be filled with people, pets and action on Saturday with a canine big air contest, competitive down river raft race, community float, kayak competition, inflatable rodeo, kids zone and more starting at 9 a.m. On Sunday, an open water swim takes place in Blue Mesa Reservoir and teams of two can compete on the Gunnison River for a cash purse and bragging rights in the Gene Taylors Bridge to Bridge Fly Fishing Tournament. For registration and a schedule, visit http://www.gunnisonriverfestival.com or call (303) 913-0486.

The Waterford School Celebrates Arts Week March 24-28


Sandy, Utah (PRWEB) March 22, 2014

The Waterford School, Utah’s premier private college-preparatory school, will celebrate Arts Week March 24-28. The week-long celebration will include student performances in music, theater and dance, as well as student art exhibitions in photography, ceramics, drawing and painting.

Waterford’s arts curriculum begins in preschool and provides an increasingly diverse matrix of opportunity as students advance through the program. In Middle and Upper School, students can explore a range of disciplines including theater, dance, orchestra, band, chorus, voice ensembles, jazz, chamber music, photography, computer graphics, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, and painting.

“The arts are an essential element to every student’s experience and a critical component of a well-rounded liberal arts education,” said Todd Winters, Waterford Director of Admissions. “The arts promote academic and personal growth, critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as imagination, creativity and innovation. Arts Week is a great way to celebrate the exceptional arts programs we have here at Waterford.”

As a highlight to the week-long celebration, the Brigham Young University Chamber Orchestra, directed by Kory Katseanes, will perform a concert program on Thursday, March 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the Waterford Concert Hall, located at 9600 South and 1700 East in Sandy, Utah. The concert is open to the public and admission is free. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The Waterford School is a private, college-preparatory school located in Sandy, Utah, for students in preschool through grade 12. The school offers an extensive arts curriculum, including music, dance, theater, photography and visual arts. For more information, visit http://www.waterfordschool.org.







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Barbara has been a photographer since she was in grammer school. Over the years she has used 35 mm Nikon cameras, 4x5 and 11x14 studio cameras, Hasselblads, and now Nikon digital cameras. She loves them all.

At one time Barbara was a portrait photographer with a studio in Princeton, NJ and Hopewell, NJ. Her focus is now on birds and animals. Of course, she still does the occasional portrait.

Over the years Barbara has studied with many well known photographers, including Philippe Halsman and Lisette Model.

All of Barbara's photographs are available for purchase as prints or downloads.