Rocket Spanish versus Traditional Classroom Learning

Thinking of maybe learning another language? Best choice for native English speakers in the Western hemisphere is Spanish. There are several reasons for this…

Since English and Spanish have some common roots there are many similarities between the two. Many words in Spanish are similar to or understandable in English. Another good reason is that Spanish is arguably the third or fourth most popularlanguage (spoken by the most people) in the World. If you know English and Spanish that opens up most of South America and Western Europe to you.

You can learn Spanish easy if you have good learning materials.

Forget about the old style of learning a language. These days spending a lot of money and time attending classes is unnecessary. You can simply download an interactive audio learning course in mp3 format, take copies with you wherever you go and study your lessons wherever you are! The best way to learn is to learn conversational Spanish. There the emphasis is on understanding and making yourself understood. Think about it. How much English did you know before you knew what the words grammar and conjugation meant?

Rocket Spanish is probably the premier Spanish learning course. It helps you to learn Spanish rapidly and speak it like a native, without an accent.

What is the best way to learn Spanish? Get a Spanish learning course like Rocket Spanish and just follow the instructions.

— Marjorie Dickens

Average temperatures can be of use to evaluate if a country is suitable to move to

Average temperatures Rostov On Don.

Midway Island/ Atoll, Hawaii

In Midway Island/ Atoll, Hawaii the mean temperature annually is 22.00C (71.6F). 15.00C (59.00F) is the lowest monthly average min temperature (that takes place in February) while 30.00C (86.00F) is the hottest monthly average high temperature which occurs in August, September. We can say that the annual average temperature range is 8.00C. Wet weather in Midway Island/ Atoll accumulates to give us a mean total of 1104.00mm (43.46in) per annum. Thus mean monthly precipitation is 92.00mm (3.62in). October is the most rainy month subject to an average of 132mm (5.20in) of precipitation occurring during 12 days while in December only 19mm (0.75in) of rain falls over 18 days. Midway Island/ Atoll’s weather is effected by 162 days per year with greater than 0.1mm (0.004in) of rainfall.

Average temperatures Aklavik, Northwest Territories.

Kowloon, Hong Kong

In Kowloon, Hong Kong the annual mean temp is 22.67C (72.8F). 13.00C (55.40F) is the lowest monthly mean low temperature (that comes about in January & February) while 31.00C (87.80F) is the warmest monthly mean high temp transpiring in the month of July. The annual mean temperature range is 13.00C. Precipitation in Kowloon is on average 2265.00mm (89.17in) per annum. The average amount of rainfall per month is 188.75mm (7.43in). June is the most rainy month effected by an average of 479mm (18.86in) of rain falling over a period of 21 days while in December only 17mm (0.67in) of rain falls over 5 days. Kowloon’s weather enjoys 143 days per year with greater than 0.1mm (0.004in) of rainfall. Relative humidity at Kowloon averages 79.58333333% annually. 70% is the most low average monthly relative humidity that presents itself in December and 85% is the peak average monthly relative humidity to be found in March, April, May, June, August. Kowloon’s weather receives 1964 hours of sunshine per year equivalent to an average of 5.38 daily hours. Hours of sunshine range from 3.1 per day in March to 7.1 per day in October.

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Art by Paul Horton

Paul Horton says “I wanted to be an artist for as long as I can remember, on recalling my childhood it seems I was always drawing and painting – it became the very fabric of my life. I owe my art teacher so much, he made art such an enjoyable subject and I spent many happy hours in the art room. The freedom, guidance and encouragement received during my formative years set the foundations for my artistic career.

I studied drawing and painting at Bournville School of Art, specialising in life drawing and history of art. I also set out on a career within the printing industry, managing to combine this with an ever-developing style of work in both fine art and illustration, selling and exhibiting my work at regular intervals.

It wasn’t until the autumn of 1997 that I turned professional, dedicating for the first time ever, all of my energy into my art. I held a major one-man retrospective exhibition in the summer of 1998 entitled ‘All in a Life’s Work’, which was a personal selection of paintings representing my artistic journey. This innovative exhibition also featured a live concert by rock star Steve Harley, who has enjoyed major success, including the classic No. 1 ‘Make Me Smile (Come up and see me)’. I have always found inspiration through words and music and the creativity and poetic quality of Steve Harley’s music has strongly influenced my artistic development. I am honoured and delighted that such a talented and inspirational figure such as Steve has supported my work over so many years.

‘The Journeyman’ was the first of my paintings to combine a character within a street scene. This has lead to a new style of subject matter based on street life, whether reflecting everyday happenings or capturing the nostalgia of an industrial age. I like to think there is a poignancy and spirit within these works.

Growing up in Birmingham in the sixties and seventies has given me so many memories to draw upon; it has given me my identity and working class ethic. The working man in my industrial street scenes is an iconic figure reflecting the industrial age, but it could be in any city or any town.

I travelled extensively throughout the U.K. for the majority of 2002. My ‘Homes & Hearts’ tour launched my work to many galleries across the country, it was an absolute pleasure to meet so many wonderful people, they have become a great source of inspiration to me.

I am constantly pushing myself in new and exciting directions. As well as my drawing and painting I also lecture art to special needs students based within the community. This is a challenging and rewarding addition to my busy life and a chance for me to give something back.

Art is my life, a passion within me. I feel that I am on a journey, a crusade creating new and exciting images, with diverse influences adding a unique and inspired view of the world. As I started painting so young I cannot recall a definitive point of inspiration, but from about the age of ten I was inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites. My early paintings were figurative studies in the Pre-Raphaelite style; I have always enjoyed the challenge of drawing and painting people. Life is a mosaic of different memories, we all experience so many emotions from great joy to deep sorrow, from the nostalgic to the magical – these experiences are the source of my paintings, offering universal themes that I hope will appeal to popular imagination. My distinctive paintings are informed by a love of colour and strong composition influenced by artists such as Degas, Chagall and De Lempicka.

As much of the original inspiration for my work was derived from puppet theatre, the natural progression was to have some made. I collaborated with Craig Denston, one of the countries leading puppeteers and designers. I then decided it would be great fun to bring them into the gallery environment as part of my ‘Homes & Hearts’ tour, which added a diverse element to these exhibitions.

The wonderful assortment of characters that appear in my paintings take inspiration from a number of sources including illustration, story books and theatre. There is often a narrative element to be found within my work, people interpret my characters in so many ways, take the Victorian man for instance, is he Jack the Ripper, a magician, or a Phileas Fogg type of character? I like to keep his identity a closely guarded secret, hence his title the ‘Man of Mystery’.

The tramp is one of my favourite characters, he is not really anybody in particular, but there is a touch of Charlie Chaplin about him. I wanted to introduce a character who lives in the modern world. The little tramp is a figure of optimism, looking to a future full of hope. When explaining my work I feel it’s best not to give everything away, leaving it open to interpretation.

So many ideas and images enter my mind that I have to constantly sketch out these initial images, or make frantic notes for future reference; this may include costume design, character detail or background scenes. The painting may be inspired by words, such as a Shakespearian theme or even based on my own poetry or short stories. Working and playing with these ideas and inspirations is critical to the success of any of my paintings. I do little preparatory work, as I like to throw myself into the actual painting, full of enthusiasm and working from my imagination as much as possible.

Having chosen my subject matter I do a brief sketch, working out a strong composition and design, I also look at the colour scheme giving myself an impression of how the final painting may look. I work on grey pastel paper, which I mount onto board; this allows me full control of the tonal values. I use a variety of different pastels, blending and drawing on the surface of the paper, creating the vibrancy of colour or atmosphere inherent in my work.

You give part of yourself in every painting you produce, each image stands or falls on its own merits. I try to produce the best I can at any given time, I assess and reassess the painting at various stages. I prepare a temporary mount, to get a feel of how the painting will look in the gallery. On completion I have a great sense of achievement in creating something from nothing – from a world of imagination.

I can be found in my studio most mornings at around 6:30am, spending a few minutes assessing the previous days painting. With a strong cup of coffee to hand I adjust to the new day and get myself into the right frame of mind to begin the days work.

I teach art to special needs students as often as I can, not only is it extremely rewarding I really enjoy this time out of my studio. If it’s a studio day, I like to put in long hours, giving myself regular breaks as and when I feel the need. This is often governed by how absorbed I have become in the painting itself. I often have music playing in the background and vary the atmosphere with occasional sessions of classical music or something more contemporary. At other times I can work in complete silence, but I do love music, which is a constant source of inspiration. I set myself targets to keep up with the demand for my work, I have been known to burn the midnight oil on many occasions, but on average I work until around 7pm.

I try to spend as much quality time as possible with my son Mark, who is in his late teens. He looks forward to seeing my days work and I value his reaction, assessment and support – we enjoy each other’s company and he is the most important part of my life.

In the evening I like to relax with a glass of red wine, and maybe the muse will arrive and bring with her new ideas and inspirations for future paintings.”

Paul Horton art can be found at Heart Galleries, a Staffordshire art gallery.


Breast Cancer Symptoms. Don’t Fall Victim To This Nightmare

Breast cancer is a scary thing to be diagnosed with, but if you find it early enough, it is indeed treatable.

It may not be possible to get rid of the entire tumor or cancer, but like I said, you can treat as much as you can. This cancer is typically found in women who are over the age of 25, but there have also been cases of men showing signs of breast cancer. (Finding breast cancer in men is quite uncommon, though.)

If you are wondering if you have breast cancer, there are signs you can look for to see:

1) Lump/Growth in the breast(s). One of the most obvious signs of breast cancer in your body is when you notice or feel a lump located in or around your bosom, your even in your armpit. Although it is normal for lumps to come and go due to menstruation every month, if you notice any lumps or growths on your body, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible. You do not want to take a risk with something as serious as breast cancer.

2) Discharge is another sign you can look for when wondering if you have breast cancer. Obviously it is normal for milk or discharge to come from your bosom when you are pregnant or nursing a baby.

However, if you are not pregnant and have not been for quite a while, and notice some discharge coming from that area of your body, do not wait to consult your doctor. It could be a very serious sign that breast cancer has appeared in your body, and you need to get it taken care of very quickly while it is still treatable and curable.

3) If your breasts turn to an unusual shape or size, this is another reason to consult your doctor. Only you know the normal size and shape of your breasts, so if you see something out of the ordinary, get it checked out immediately.

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Why Do We Decorate Our Homes?

Why do we decorate our homes? To please the eye, refresh the tired spirit, and make life more livable. To exercise our right to the intelligent expression of individuality. And as a matter of perfectly proper pride, to merit the admiration of friends and guests.

To decorate with plants is not new; but to use them with artistry is one of today’s most satisfying trends. Windows with stiff rows of assorted pots are giving way to well-planned indoor “gardens” – often with fluorescent light substituting for natural daylight.

Architects and interior decorators, in their designs for homes, factories, banks, and other buildings where a pleasant public relationship is important, are providing places for decorative plants like the eugenia topiary plant – and even more laudable, providing for growing conditions that keep the plants healthier and more attractive. Illustrations for advertisements and articles on interior decoration include living plants more often than not. And the business of producing these plants in increasing variety is growing bigger.

No matter how much is written on the subject of using plants decoratively, there is always room for one more new and useful idea, for another viewpoint with which to agree or disagree, and for additional practical inspiration. In the vast variety of vines and hanging plants the possibilities are unlimited and sometimes unexplored.

Vines have graceful, softening lines, of value to all kinds of architecture, all types of landscapes, and particularly to the emerging new category of “container gardening.” Combining these elements – gardening and decorating, indoors and out, with vines, hanging plants, and containers – leads to the conviction that here is an exciting new source of inexpensive, soul-satisfying ways to make the home more attractive and livable.

Motorcycles Offer a Fuel Efficient Alternative

At a time when many people across the globe are reeling from financial hardship, commuters are looking for ways to save some money on the cost of fuel.  Motorcycles offer a new alternative to standard cars and trucks and have begun to gain popularity recently, particularly amongst younger working males.  According to the United States Bureau of Transportation statistics, the average fuel efficiency for a passenger car is approximately 23 miles per gallon.  Although there are no set standards for motorcycle fuel efficiency, most manufactures and government officials say that most bikes average well over 50 miles per gallon.  If you begin to compare motorcycles against the efficiency of large trucks and SUVs, the advantages become even more noticeable.

Since motorcycles are relatively light and typically carry a single passenger, fuel consumption is affected by a number of factors that are somewhat negligible when determining the efficiency of most automobiles.  The biggest factor tends to be the weight of the passenger.  Heavier passengers or cargo will reduce the efficiency of the motorcycle, as the engine must work harder to support the movement of the additional weight.  Wind flow and aerodynamics also play a large role.  Automobiles are subject to standard aerodynamics tests that produce results based mostly upon the shape and materials.  Motorcycle riders must take many other variables into account.  Not only are the shape and material of the bike a concern, the composition of the rider’s clothing and the positioning must also be considered.  These factors vary dramatically from one rider to another, making the exact fuel efficiency of a motorcycle extremely hard to determine.

Despite all of the confusion over exact fuel consumption numbers, one thing has remained very clear.  Due to their much smaller engines and lighter weight, motorcycles are naturally more efficient than standard gasoline powered automobiles.  Many riders take advantage of warm climates or mild seasonal weather and drive their bikes almost exclusively.  Not only do motorcycle riders save money on fuel, they also reduce the size of their carbon footprint.  Motorcycle emissions are typically just a fraction of what is produced by most standard passenger cars.

The only drawback to exclusive motorcycle commuting tends to be the limitations of what can be worn or carried while riding.  I can’t really imagine too many business men cruising down the street in a shirt and tie or folding their neatly pressed slacks into a backpack – not to mention what that helmet will do to a perfectly styled head of hair.

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Find Affordable Casas Alcossebre In Spain Today

Do you want to live in a casas alcossebre while in Spain? Well done! The best pick you ever had. Because it is so gorgeous, Alcossebre is the answer to so many people’s idea of a dream getaway. The Alcossebre is distinct in that the air is full of citrusy aroma and fragrant nutty almonds alternating during various months of the year.

For those who have young children, if is hard to persuade them to make the move to Alcossebre if you choose to live there. Parents can make it easy by checking out the Port Aventura which has a Water Slide Park as well as a full sized Universal Theme Park. You can get road maps from the inmobiliaria alcossebre The kids could have fun discovering things to do at the beach. The clean and fresh sea air allows them to breathe easier. The fresh pick including the newly caught fish would make tasty and healthy meals for the children.
Do you like golfing? Then you’re in for a treat. Two golf courses, the Club de Campo del Mediterraneo and Panoramica are in Alcossebre. For people who like to explore and have some adventure discovering the past, there are the old castle walls. You can pay the town of Peniccola a visit to see the location where movies are recorded.

Want to know more about the beautiful place of Alcossebre You can ring up the inmobiliaria costa azahar and inmobiliaria alcossebre for more information about the budget friendly casas either to rent or to buy.

Top 3 Family Virginia Tourism Ideas

Has your family decided wherethey want to go on your summer vacation?  You are not alone, most families have not yet decided where they want to go.  It can be a quite time consuming activity to find that ideal vacation plan, so explore the options for your Virginia tourism.  You will find various alternatives and it certainly will not be a simple choice!

Good news, if you are thoughtful and appreciate the time to do some planning, it will make your summer vacation easy and one of those “family stories” that you will treasure forever.  The most simple mistake people make is first selecting a “destination.”  The perfect vacations begin when you first choose “what you want to do”!  Do you want to go camping, tanning on a beach, playing and relaxing at a pool, or touring informational or heritage locations?  By choosing “what you want to do” to start with, you are off to the best start of choosing that perfect family vacation destination!

Now that you know “what you want to do” – you can sort through the various tourism destination areas and find those perfect attractions that you hope to go see or do.  By spending a little time planning, you can also select those destinations that have a number of attractions that are of interest to both you and your whole family.  Online destination guides are invaluable that can help you choose detailed information about destinations that are more comprehensive than a short attraction name and address.   Since you know “what” you want to do and “where” you want to go, a real high quality online Virginia destination guide will provide you a quality article describing each attraction to assist you making an educated decision about what you want to do and where you want to go.

Here are 3 Virginia vacation possibilities that you might want to consider:

Idea #1: Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia Provides Historic Attraction. Anyone staying in or passing through Arlington should make the Arlington National Cemetery a part of their vacation. The cemetery grounds are home to the Arlington House and some 25,000 grave sites. This is often chosen as a final resting spot for casualties of war and honorary war veterans from a number of different wars, explorers, and even prominent historical figures.

Idea #2:  The Lyceum Alexandria’s History Museum – Alexandria, Virginia. The Lyceum was built in 1839 to provide a place for lectures, scientific experiments and quiet reading.  The building has been used as a Civil War hospital, a private home and an office building adn the nations first Bicentennial Center.  It didn’t become Alexandria’s History Museum until 1985.  Now there are exhibitions, school programs, lectures and concerts held at the Lyceum.

Idea #3: Shenandoah Caverns is an ideal destination for anyone who enjoys visiting multiple attractions at one location.  There are now four attractions on site at this remarkable underground caverns site.  Shenandoah Caverns has been captivating visitors in the Shenandoah Valley since 1922.  You can take a guided one hour tour of this fascinating and beautiful cave.  Visitors have the opportunity to see the Cavern’s most famous cave formation, Cave Bacon.

As you can see, you have a wide variety of options available to you when it is time to select that ideal family vacation getaway.  Take your time to plan carefully what you want to do and where you want to go.  Use a professional travel guide to help you discover those perfect Virginia vacations.  And you will know that you will experience a family vacation with a lifetime of memories.

How long can you store food

On average a decent manufacturer of long life food will be able to offer shelf life of up to 25 years. The process to dehydrate the food will retain all the quality, taste and goodness. There are several methods used to produce long life food but the most popular are Freeze Drying or dehydration. Most food manufacturers that you find in your local market use this effective and safe method for prolonging the life of food. There is no shortage of choice with this type of food from entrees to deserts and even fruit and vegetables, all easily re-hydrated ready to eat in minutes.

The Freeze-Dry Process

Once completed the food is dried in a special vacuum cylinder to remove as much moisture as possible. This process removes the majority of the water and moistening without affecting the taste, color, form or nutritional value of the food item.

The Dehydration method

The dehydration chamber passes air over the product to remove all traces of moisture from the food. This occurs at low temperatures so that the nutritional profile stays intact.

Many people buy Freeze Dried Food not just in case of emergency, but to eat every day because it tastes great! Compact and lightweight once the water is removed, freeze dried food is easily and conveniently stored taking less space than not processed foods. All you need to do to prepare is simply add water, so Freeze Dried Food is very quick and easy and economical. It can even be rehydrated and then eaten with cold water in emergency situations where there is no way to heat the water. Also, the fact that freeze dried foot is lighter is perfect for transporting, it means you can carry several days more food for the same weight.

You will find many previously prepared recipes ready to eat however you can also order meat and poultry, vegetables and fruit in loose or bulk and make up your own meals as you would do with fresh produce. In today’s unsettled economic times food has increased in cost annually so food storage makes sound economic sense as a food insurance against inflation.

Choosing A Timber Fence Contractor

Paling fences in Melbourne are a dime a dozen but paling fence contractors are not. Your search for a tradesman to erect your timber fence should be thorough. I will explain why.

My search for a timber fence contractor began online. There were numerous options but I did not simply choose the ones on the first page of the search engines. I would have looked at maybe 15-20 different websites.

I then ask questions to get a feel for the guy I am talking to. One question I ask is “Are you a qualified Carpenter?”. I have had some interesting replies to this. One told me that he was not. He was a public servant but wanted to work outdoors so he bought himself a trailer and a nail gun and started his own timber paling fence business. Obviously this phone call ended quickly.

TIP! Test your soil prior to starting a landscaping project. You will know what to add to achieve the right acidity and drainage for the plants you are planning to use.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. You want the absolute best timber paling contractor to do your fence job so don’t settle for nothing but the best. Sure, the job may cost a touch more but for the sake of having a professional job done, it is worth it.

You will want to hire a fencer who is busy. This tells you he is at the top of his trade and in demand because of this. A timber fence contractor in Melbourne who tells you he can do your job anytime probably has limited work on due to their previous work standards.

One final point to keep in mind is that at the completion of the job it might look great and you are happy. Go back and look at your timber paling fence in a week or two and check to see if the fence has started to lean or any other imperfections. If there is, get straight on the phone to them and let them know.

Paling Fences Frankston is operated by a qualified Carpenter with over 16 years experience in pricing timber paling fences, timber gates, timber decking, picket fences and any other carpentry need.