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With development in tourism industry and facilities, adventure tourism is gaining popularity day by day in India. There are many popular adventure tourism spots located around the country attract vacationers from far away places. The beautiful valleys of Kullu and Manali in Himachal Pradesh are the popular adventure tourism destinations in India.

Located amid snow-capped hill peaks of Himalayans, Kullu and Manali valleys also lure vacationers with their abundant beauty of nature and religious importance. On Kullu and Manali expedition, tourists can visit several important temples of Hindus and Buddhist monasteries that will make their trip more worth visit and exciting.

There are lots of adventures activities that one can enjoy in surroundings of Kullu and Manali like white river rafting, trekking, skiing, mountain climbing, mountain biking, jeep safari, camel safari, angling and fishing. Trekking is the most popular and exciting of them. Kullu and Manali region with Lahaul and Spiti together offer many popular trekking routes from easy walking to difficult ones only advisable for professional trekkers.

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White river rafting is another very popular adventures sport in the region. The fast flowing Beas River offers ample of opportunities to flow with the electrifying and crystal clear water and enjoy a date with thrilling adventure. Manali is also famous for Yak sports. The popular Time Magazine features Manali as the best spot for Yak sports in Asian continent.

The popular Mountaineering Institute & Allied Sports located in Manali provide training and basic facilities for several adventures activities. It organizes rock climbing, skiing and trekking courses for Indian as well as foreign candidates. If you are looking to become proficient in these activities, you can also join the institute.

With adventure tourism, Kullu and Manali are also well known for numbers of important religious shrines of Hindus and Buddhists. Hidimba Devi Temple is the most popular and visited temple in this region. It is dedicated to Goddess Hidimba, the wife of Lord Bhim in epic Mahabharata. The temple is well known for its exceptional marble carvings that contain images of local deities, animals and plants.

Raghunathji Temple is another important religious site located in Kullu Valley. The beautiful temple is dedicated to Lord Rama. It is believed that the Raja Jagat Singh brought a statue of Lord Rama from his birth place Ayodhya and made a temple in Kullu Valley. The temple has been great importance in Hindu religion for centuries. Large numbers of devotees visit this popular temple of everyday. Manali Gompa, Vashist hot water and spring, Manu Temple and Bijli Mahadev are the other important religious sites around Kullu and Manali.

If you want to enjoy the adventures with religious face of India, you can plan Tours for Manali with your family and friends. The place has great tourism potential and ability to magnetize all kinds of vacationers. It will be a memorizing experience for tourists to spend some time in the lap of nature with adventure and religion.

At Manali Tours, we show you the best of India. Manali Tour Package is amongst one of the foremost Tour Operators in the country located in New Delhi, India and enjoys a high reputation of providing reliable and personalized services. We are specialized in inbound tourism to the Indian sub-continent, encompassing India, Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet. We have personally visited over 95% of the destinations featured on our website. Our knowledge is constantly being updated through frequent visits as well as training. We can therefore give an immediate and considered response to most queries.

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Canada’s Toronto—Danforth (Ward 30) city council candidates speak
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Saturday, November 4, 2006

On November 13, Toronto residents will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Toronto Centre (Ward 28). One candidate responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include Edward Chin, Paula Fletcher (incumbent), Patrick Kraemer, Suzanne McCormick, Daniel Nicastro, and Michael Zubiak.

For more information on the election, read Toronto municipal election, 2006.

Borneo bridge collapse: death toll reaches four, many remain missing
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

The death toll from yesterday’s suspension bridge collapse on the Indonesian island of Borneo has risen from three to four, with a six-month-old baby among the dead. Search and rescue teams continue to look for survivors in the Mahakam River.

The initial death toll was raised at first to five, but was revised back down to four. The number of wounded rose from at least seventeen to at least nineteen, but Monsters and Critics offers a figure as high as 39 injured; Indonesia Today yesterday suggested the actual figure was 100 hospitalised. Roughly 40 people remain missing at the scene in East Kalimantan’s Kutai Kartanegara district, where “Kalimantan’s Golden Gate Bridge” linked the towns of Tenggarong and Samarinda.

At least three cars, several motorbikes, and at least one public bus all fell into the Mahakam River. Another car was left overturned and balanced upon wreckage over the water. State-owned builders PT Hutama Karya completed the bridge about a decade ago in the image of California’s Golden Gate Bridge, and it is now reported it was under repair at the time of the failure. New information suggests a cable on the 720-metre structure failed as workers dealt with it; six of the repair crew are among the missing.

National police representative Boy Rafly Amar said “It is believed that some victims are still in the river. There are two buses in the river and efforts are under way to lift them.” He said 39 were rescued with 20 still in hospital. Health Minister Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih visited survivors in Parikesit Hospital and promised them medical treatment at government expense.

“It happened so fast, only about 30 seconds,” according to National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Nugoroho. National search and rescue head Daryatmo said Monday will see cranes attempt to move debris.

The president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has sent three ministers to the site to investigate the accident, while Bambang Widaryatmo, head of East Kalimantan’s police, promised “parties found to be negligent will be prosecuted”. The government has promised a replacement ferry service. The river is closed to boats as rescue operations continue, and a 22-strong team has been dispatched from the national police, comprising six forensics experts, five disaster victim identification specialists, and eleven investigators. They are there to augment the East Kalimantan Police.

Some people swam ashore after falling, with the aftermath filled with screams. 40-year-old Adam Nur describes breaking free from a car and swimming 300 metres with one arm after his other arm was injured in the fall. Syakrani, 24, says he survived by clinging to empty plastic containers when he fell from the bridge after leaving his truck to investigate a traffic jam. “The authorities should have closed the bridge if it was under repair,” he said.

 This story has updates See Death toll from Borneo bridge collapse reaches eleven, November 28, 2011 

Advantage Of Firewood Processor

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Advantage of Firewood Processor


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Firewood processor is a great device that helps get one the best firewood. Firewood processors are available in different sizes. So it important to find ones that meets your entire specific needs. Each processor is constructed with combination of excellent performance and quality at an unbeatable price. If you are looking to purchase parts for your home made firewood processor first get the detailed information on website that is made for the promotion.

There are many companies that render special firewood processor parts such as valves, saw parts, firewood splitter pumps, saw bars, chains, hydraulic parts, brackets and other important accessories. They endeavor to provide quick, safe and reliable service easily and without any problem. The engineers are highly trained and skilled to create innovative, durable and faster processing in order to increase production and get maximum profit out of that. The work teams are expertise to give a fast return on your investment during high-production of firewood business.

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The instantaneous cutting and opening action helps to raise your production no matter you are cutting minute diameters or the cheap timber. The companies promise to give best feature and excellent value for your firewood processor. One of the reliable ways to get different information about consumer products and equipment is company website. The Internet is a great source of free consumer review information on different products.

There are various companies that aim to produce advanced designs and model for firewood processors and its related equipment to incorporate high safety level so that its performance is gradually increased. You can get the entire latest feather that boost up your business in a quite reasonable budget. 16-PT firewood processor is one of the best 16-PT firewood processor that is capable to produce at constant rate per hour.

Most firewood processors are outfitted so that you can easily portable anywhere with comfort. This is the reason that most of the people prefer it as the transportation is easy. This also saves your time and efficiency. Used firewood Processor is an excellent way if you want to get a good machine at inexpensive price. This equipment is quite easy to operate and gives a friendly approach to new user.

A firewood processor is an excellent device or equipment if you are looking to increase firewood efficiently and safety. There are different ways to cut down firewood that helps you to save energy on large scale and cost at the same time. You can buy a processor directly from online stores easily from the different company website at most affordable cost. Nowadays it is not a tough task to choose a good and reliable supplier that provides quality equipment and other related facilities at a minimum budget.

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24 error messages sent by Flight 447

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Saturday, June 6, 2009 

French authorities have today revealed that Air France Flight 447 sent 24 error messages shortly before the plane disappeared during the flight between Rio de Janeiro and Paris with 228 people on board. They also said that the plane’s auto-pilot was not active, although they say that from the error messages it is impossible to determine the reason for it being inactive. The crash is said to be the world’s worst aviation disaster since 2001.

Officials have still not determined the reason for the flight’s disappearance or located the wreckage of the plane, but have said that it was flying through an area of “powerful cumulo-nimbus” clouds. The authorities continued saying, “these are found frequently in this area and in normal climactic [sic] conditions”. However other meteorologists said the jet was entering a zone with unusual storms and 100mph updrafts which could have formed a vacuum, sucking water up from the ocean.

Fourteen of the error messages sent by the system were done so within a period of one minute, 2:10 a.m. – 2:11 a.m. UTC. It is thought that some of the error messages are related to the flight speed and controls related to auto thrust. Paul-Louis Arslanian, director of the French air accident investigation agency, said that the error messages indicated systems had shut down one after another. He also confirmed that the plane in question had encountered difficulties with measuring its speed and that Airbus was currently completing “a programme of replacement, of improvement”.

Airbus and Arslanian insist that planes are still safe, however Airbus have since re-sent information regarding difficulties with calculating speed and confirming their advice in such situations.

Previous announcements by the Brazilian air force that they had successfully located part of the wreckage of flight 447 have turned out to be false after ships recovered unrelated debris from the sea. After recovering debris from the sea, including a cargo pallet and two buoys, Brigadier Ramon Cardoso, the director of Brazilian air traffic control said, “[U]p to now, no material from the plane has been recovered.”

He continued, “We confirm that the pallet found is not part of the debris of the plane. It’s a pallet that was in the area, but considered more to be trash. The pallet was made of wood, and the Air France Airbus A330 did not have any wooden pallets on board. That’s how we can confirm that the pallet isn’t part of the remains of the aircraft”. It is thought the pallet came from a passing ship which is also being blamed as to the reason for the oil slick spotted in the area.

David Learmount, operations and safety editor of Flight International magazine, said: “The fact that the autopilot was not working is not the cause of this accident”, continuing by saying it is “not at all unusual” for the autopilot to cut out, alerting the pilots with a loud warning, adding “it’s not the cause, it’s the symptom” of the accident.

He also said that it was “designed to cut out at any time that it receives conflicting messages, which we know it was” and that “It’s designed to cut out rather than controlling the airplane in an unsafe way – it’s not an intelligent system, it doesn’t know which of the data are correct.”

Rescuers have long since given up on attempting to find any survivors instead now trying to locate and recover the wreckage of the flight and more importantly the flight data recorders, without which they say they may never know what happened to the flight. The process of recovery is expected to be difficult with the seabed reaching depths of 3,000 to 4,000 meters. Both American and French specialist equipment has been sent to the area with the aim of recovering the recorders, however French officials say that the locator beacons attached to the boxes could possibly have become detached by the force of the impact.

Speculation has been rife as to the thought cause of the flights disappearance, ranging from a direct lightning strike to weather in the area, however recently a Spanish pilot has said, via his airline Air Comet, that on a flight in the area he saw an “intense flash of white light”. The report, initially released by the Spanish newspaper El Mundo and then confirmed by AFP also said a co-pilot and passenger also saw the bright light.

“Suddenly, we saw in the distance a strong and intense flash of white light, which followed a descending and vertical trajectory and which broke up in six seconds” the unidentified captain said.

Friday, March 22, 2013 

A package of six media reform bills introduced last week before Australia’s Parliament — including one proposing appointing a Public Interest Media Advocate (PIMA) to monitor print and online sectors — was shelved yesterday by the Australian Labor Party, with only two passed before a seven week break for the country’s legislative body. Stephen Conroy, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, had hoped to see the legislation package passed by the end of the week.

The six-bill media advocacy legislation package, including Public Interest Media Advocate Bill 2013, Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Convergence Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013, Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (News Media Diversity) Bill 2013 which includes provisions related to news media and PIMA, News Media (Self-regulation) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013 which would require media organisations to be registered with the government to enjoy protections traditionally enjoyed by journalists and the media, News Media (Self-regulation) Bill 2013 which creates PIMA, and Television Licence Fees Amendment Bill 2013, were introduced Thursday February 14 before the House Standing Infrastructure and Communications and the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee.

The Parliament of Australia summarized Public Interest Media Advocate Bill 2013 as, “Part of a package of six bills in relation to the media sector, the bill: creates the independent statutory office of the Public Interest Media Advocate (PIMA); provides for the functions, appointment, and terms and conditions of PIMA; and requires an annual report to be prepared on PIMA’s activities and other specified matters.” Other bills in the package delineate what PIMA’s role would be. Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Convergence Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013 and Television Licence Fees Amendment Bill 2013 both had their second reading on Tuesday in the House and were the only bills to pass both houses of parliament. Unlike the other bills in the package which have not had a third reading before being shelved, the former bill deals primarily with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Special Broadcasting Service, while the latter bill increased licensing fees for television stations.

On Monday, the Australian Associated Press (AAP) released a statement saying such government oversight is not required. Other Australian media organizations have protested the proposed legislation. Australia’s The Daily Telegraph is quoted by the Brisbane Times describing this legislation as an “aggressive attempt to silence your media.”

Speaking before a Senate committee about media reform, AAP chief Bruce Davidson said, “We simply do not believe that there is a problem with the conduct of the media in Australia, and certainly not that of AAP, that warrants further oversight by a minster-appointed body […] Any hidden perception, I believe, of government interference is simply a dangerous precedent that may lead to control, may lead to interference […] The aims may be noble, Mr Chairman, but the potential for potential misuse and changes of that legislation as presented to us, I think, is a dangerous thing to contemplate.”

Former federal court judge Ray Finkelstein oversaw an inquiry into the Australian print media in 2011. He told a government inquiry, “There are no powerful groups in society that can come along to governments or anybody and say ‘we can do what we like when we like and there’s nothing you should do about it’.” Finkelstein is also on the record as stating that self regulation by the industry through their own organization has failed.

Talk:Hard drive technology breaks storage density record

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The article says “perpendicular recording has been discussed in academic circles for over 100 years.” How can this be true when hard drives haven’t been around for nearly that long? Sure this shouldn’t be 10 years? 02:07, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I moved the article because the claim of a 230GB/in2 hard disc being *manufactured* is not backed up in the article.

By all means move it back to ‘Hard drive breaks storage density record’ if that is true, but please then put info into the story to back up this claim. For now I have it at ‘Hard drive technology breaks storage density record’.

Simeon 09:57, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC)

What a bizarre advertising campaign.

The Hitachi cartoon is destined to become a classic, but who is it aimed at? Are many buyers of high-density storage susceptible to cute dancing bits parading under a spinning disco ball? Mr. Actuator was scary. I am concerned that small children will have bad dreams about him.

Hopefully the price will drop a bit from the prices quoted in the linked article. Thanks for submitting this story. — DV 03:44, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Any idea on the 2.5″HD,3.5″HD &1.8″HD capacity? The comment of 230Gig/inch[sq] means what exactly? ……2.5″x230gig=575Gigs. (I know thats not the case, but the article could be clarified a little by giving a ballpark storage capacity for each standard size.)

“(not possible with today’s technology)”


There are some serious mistakes concerning the amount of information per inch on these hard drives. The articles say Gigabits but the abbreviations read GB, which means gigabyte. I’m trying to change them, but there are many and I’m not sure which actually mean gigabyte or gigabit. Vash The Stampede 15:10, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Many Animals Die In The Name Of Beauty

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By Janet Martin

Many animals suffer and die needlessly in the name of beauty to ensure that Botox injections used by millions of men and women worldwide are safe.

This sad fact was uncovered by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) that urged the public to avoid Botox for cosmetic purposes until its manufacturer Allergan stops testing the product on animals.

“The HSUS acknowledges that Botox has several medical uses that are beneficial to humans and those uses should continue. But we are also aware that nearly half of the drug is for beauty enhancement. Consumers need to know that animals are suffering and enduring horrible deaths for the sole satisfaction of human vanity. This has simply got to stop,” said Dr. Martin Stephens, vice president for the HSUS’s Animal Research Issues.

Botox is the brand name of the botulinum toxin type A, a powerful poison that paralyzes muscles and temporarily smooths out wrinkles when used in small amounts. Since it was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for that purpose in 2002, Botox has become a highly popular non-surgical procedure to remove frown lines, crows feet and creases in the forehead.

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In 2005, more than 3.2 million Botox treatments were performed, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In 2003 alone, Allergan earned $226 million in net sales from Botox injections.

But theres a dark side to all of this. Before Botox is released to doctors, it has to be tested for the right potency. This is carried out by a questionable test known as LD50 or Lethal Dose 50 that kills 50 percent of animals in the process. About a hundred mice are used in the test although Allergan claims it has reduced this number.

This test involves giving mice a single injection of the product into their abdominal cavity and seeing if animals die within 3-4 days. The mice are first assigned to one of various groups; each group will receive a different strength of the product in order to estimate the strength that kills half of the targeted group. That strength (the LD50 value) is then considered a single unit of Botox; from there, Allergan packages a given number of units into a vial for human use, the HSUS explained.

Of all the tests done on animals, the conventional or classical LD50 is one of the most brutal. In Botox testing, animals endure differing levels of muscular paralysis and suffer from impaired vision and dry mouth. Animals that die do so from suffocation, after their diaphragms become paralyzed, and they can no longer breathe. Those who don’t die immediately may languish with varying degrees of paralysis before being euthanized at the end of the three- to four-day test, the HSUS said.

Furthermore, studies have shown that the LD50 test is unreliable and as early as 2002, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an international trade organization that produces testing guidelines, stopped recommending this test. Sadly, Allergan continues to ignore this recommendation resulting in the deaths of many lab animals.

To prevent these cruel deaths, HSUS is encouraging people to stop using Botox for cosmetic purposes. To support their campaign, turn to other Botox alternatives like Dermaxin. This powerful cream can give you a natural facelift that is comparable to cosmetic injections.

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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.

Best Way To Scrutinize And Visible Your Web Designing

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Best way to Scrutinize and Visible Your Web designing


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Make visible web design

Websites are becoming critical part of the day to day life, whether it is business, education, healthcare, e-commerce or something else, internet forms the basic interface for the people to get connected. With the increase in the traffic of websites in the virtual environment, to retain the visibility for any particular website in the search engines are becoming a challenge.

The websites also needs to make their WebPages attractive and more convenient for use with the help of the advanced graphics, striking frames, flash options; this boost the navigation for the pages and also helps in finding the different links to the website. Another important element for making a website visible is via increasing its friendliness so that the search engines would be able to suitable rank and index the website.

The sitemaps also forms an important element for enhancing the visibility for the websites which helps the search engines to move in all the WebPages in the website sans the embedded links present on the page. The sitemaps not only puts a linkage between all the pages but also helps in bring clarity to the contents of the page. After the development of the website, one of the major parts for increasing the website traffic is let the search engines like Google, Yahoo etc know that the website is available for the visitors and for this the quality of the web content or the RSS are extremely important.

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Scrutinize web designing

Before starting an online business, it is very necessary to have a website. The website should look attractive and specialized. The basic step is to search the best web designer who will have the ability and creativity to build a creative website design, which will represent both the business and the owner. The website should be able to create a website that suits the brand image of the company and the theme of the business. It is important to judge the website designer while developing a website for the company. The following features are crucial in while building a website from a designer to judge him:

It is necessary that the designer must have a basic knowledge of FTP, HTML, Java script and the various web designing styles. It is important to learn the basic of these by consulting various resources.

The web designer should be able to identify the target market of the company and then make a vast RND about it. The designer should be able to recognize the features and criteria of the website that would be informative for the visitor and able to hold their interest.

The designer should conduct a good and thorough analysis of the rivals so that he could find out and determine the various things they used to successfully attract customers.

Navigation should be very important while building the website. The website should be navigation friendly. It is important to ensure that all the buttons and links are easily found and can be assessed.

It is important to see the color combination that the designer uses. The color combination should match with the theme of the business and should be professional.

The homepage is the most important part of the business as it is the first page that the visitor will see. Advice must be given to the designer to make it eye catchy so that they are interested to view the entire website.

A successful developed website can be a little expensive but it is a one-time investment. More and more people are going for online shopping these days, which makes it very important for the business to have a good website.

I wanted to search for a review on a NIkon camera i wanted to buy, and came up with some really helpful videos. That led to my interest in other technology videos of similar

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