Monday, December 21, 2009

History of Satellite TV

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From the very early stage, satellite television has really come a very long way and now it offers more facilities, offers and options these days than cable television has ever been able to offer the average consumer. If you are like most people, you want to have as much control over your entertainment as possible and Satellite Directv service brings that possibility. It s now up to you and your family to choose which channels you want to see from the televisions in your home is just one of the many new features that satellite Direct TV is able to offer you and your family. This will also give you the facility to protect your children from being able to watch some channels that you know for certain you do not want them to, either by having the channel accessible using a password or by simply cutting the channel out of your service package altogether.

It is now also possible with the help of Direct TV Satellite to block or remove entire channels from your package. Not only that, you can also choose what selected times the television is able to be watched. This is really a great news for parents who need to make sure that their children only watch so much television every day or want to make sure that their children complete their homework or chores before watching may begin.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fashion designer Emme

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Ask model and fashion designer Emme whether television and other media are more accepting of plus-size people, and she quickly corrects you.

"Average women," she says.

The host of the new Fox reality dating show, "More to Love," has been on this campaign since the mid-1990s, when she began telling full-size women to be more accepting of themselves. In her latest venture, she guides a 6-foot-3, 330-pound man as he chooses among 20 women who wear sizes ranging from 14 to 22.

Television is suddenly filled with images of full-figured people — real and fictional — although not as everyday people just living their lives. The shows focus on their size — on "More to Love," the contestants' height and weight, and that of the bachelor, were flashed on the screen as they were introduced in the first episode.

Oxygen's "Dance Your Ass Off" features 12 contestants, weighing a total of 3,000 pounds, who lose weight through dancing, and Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva" is about a model-wannabe who dies and comes back as plus-size attorney.

The Style Network's reality show "Ruby" is in its second season, telling the story of Ruby Gettinger of Savannah, Ga., who's down to 350 pounds from her highest weight of 716.

"I think these welcomed shows are opening the aperture," on full-size women, said Emme, whose size ranges from a 12/14 to a 14/16. "These are fun shows to watch, and they are really taking the perspective of the full-sized woman and bringing it into the type of package people can relate to."

Some fashion magazines are ahead of the curve — so to speak — on featuring plus-size models. Glamour became serious about it in past five years, featuring Queen Latifah on the cover in May 2004, said Cindi Leive, the magazine's executive editor. In the past six to 12 months, "there is just more and more of a hunger among women to see images of women that look and feel real.

"There's a sense that being a sort of cookie cutter, homogenous standard of what's beautiful has started to feel a little bit dated," Leive said.

But the reaction to the 3-inch-by-3-inch photograph on page 194 of the September issue surprised even Leive. "I am gasping with delight," one reader wrote. "I love the woman on p 194," someone else wrote.

Model Lizzi Miller, a 20-year-old who wears a size 12/14, is shown in sideways pose, her arms covering her breasts, only the string of a string bikini visible at the waist. The shocker: Her belly hangs over the string and rests just a bit on her thighs. Not only that, but she's laughing AS IF SHE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW.

"There's a roll in her belly that looks like every woman over the age of 16," Leive said. "And there she is, looking happy and confident and like she loves life and like she's the sexiest thing in the world."

If people do relate to the shows — and Fox hasn't decided whether to renew "More to Love" — it may be because they reflect the image that Americans see in the mirror. The average U.S. woman wears a size 14, and an estimated 56 percent of American women wear plus sizes, which start at size 14 or 16, depending on the brand.

But not everyone is getting on the curves-are-better wagon train. Who can forget the uproar about Jessica Simpson, whose true crime was one of fashion — wearing unattractive, high-waisted jeans? Or Jennifer Love Hewitt defending her bikini look with words that never should have to be uttered — "A size 2 is not fat!"

Women who are the presumed demographic for the shows aren't always with the program either.

Lesley Kinzel, a 32-year-old from Boston who runs a Web site called fatshionista, said while she's pleased that television is more willing to show women her size (24/26), she's not happy with the portrayal of women on "More to Love," which she says features "a ridiculous amount of crying." And don't even ask about "Dance Your Ass Off" with its focus on weight loss.

"More to Love" is "reinforcing the stereotype of miserable, crying fat woman who hates herself," Kinzel says. "That's not my life and that's not the life of my friends."

Forty-one-year-old Cynthia Deis of Raleigh, N.C., who wears a size 16 to 18, says she's just not interested in a show about losing weight or focused on a character's weight: "Why can't it just be a story about a woman who's big and happens to have three girlfriends who she goes out to drink with ...?"

SallyAnn Salsano, executive producer of both "More to Love" and "Dance Your Ass Off" believes the shows present positive images of full-figured people, although from different perspectives. "More to Love" focuses on people who are more comfortable with their weight, while "Dance Your Ass Off" is about people ready to make a change, she says. (Although some of the women on "More to Love" sure seemed unsteady as they cried and said they had never been on a date.)

Salsano, who says she struggles with her own weight, worked previously on "The Bachelor," where both the man and the contestants are pretty much physically perfect.

"When we were casting girls, someone would say, 'that girl's a little too thick,'" Salsano said. "And I would think, I would kill to look like her."

So when Mike Fleiss, creator of "The Bachelor" and "More to Love," came calling again, she was more than ready. "We're finally getting a show for people like us," she recalled him saying.

Still, even host Emme acknowledges that in the best of all possible worlds, the contestants would represent all sizes. And many hope for a future where size isn't such a big deal.

When Glamour recently did a swimsuit fashion shoot with full-figured model Crystal Renn and the copy didn't mention her size, readers loved it, Leive said.

"That is something that is new," she said of the lack of editorial comment. "And women are ready to see that happen."

Watch Soccer 2010 World Cup

Nike brings style & thrill to US Open

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As excitement builds for the season ending grand slam, NIKE, Inc. unveiled its US Open apparel and footwear for Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams at a Nike-built, regulation-sized tennis court in the heart of Manhattan.


At the temporary court, located at 23rd Street and Broadway, tennis fans and youth from New York Junior Tennis League, Athletes for Charity, New York City Parks Foundation and Mentoring USA were treated to inspirational tennis tips and guidance from Federer, Nadal, Williams, and McEnroe. A youth representative from each organization had a chance to win a donation for their local group by returning balls from a tennis simulator set to mimic pro shots. The chance to hit against the simulator was also open to the public.

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“This is an exciting opportunity to bring the thrill of the US Open directly to tennis fans in New York," said tennis icon John McEnroe. "Providing a platform for kids to experience the beauty and power of this game and meet their tennis icons is incredible.”

On site, Nike also unveiled the much anticipated apparel and footwear looks for Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, and Maria Sharapova.

“We are very proud to raise the bar for this year’s US Open apparel and footwear collection by drawing inspiration from New York's style and energy,” said Janice Lucena, Global Tennis Design Director. “From Nadal’s taxi cab yellow polo to the sleek sophistication of Maria and Serena’s night dresses, we continue to create product that helps our athletes perform better on the court while looking incredible.”

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Roger Federer’s contemporary style is embodied in the details and craftsmanship of his US Open day and night looks. These looks are modern, consisting of bold red and black. Federer’s in-game polos are constructed of knit Nike Dri-FIT fabric in the body and a woven Nike Dri-FIT collar for comfort and moisture management. The body of the shirt has an embossed dot pattern inspired by the subway signs of New York, and the button placket features Roger’s black RF monogram logo, applied using bonded innovation and laser cut detailing.

As the 2008 US Open defending women’s singles champion, all eyes will be on Serena Williams as she looks to defend her title. Her day and night looks were inspired by cocktail party attire, with design call outs including soft pleating at the neckline, a starburst pin tuck detail at the back, and a hemline featuring a bold contrast of color. Both the magenta day dress and black night dress are made of Nike Dri-FIT knit fabric to wick away moisture and help keep Williams cool on the court.

Rafael Nadal has a contemporary style, and the energy of New York serves as the design inspiration for his apparel. Rafa is known for wearing bright colors and will debut a bold yellow and black look, inspired by the streets of New York City and its’ signature yellow taxi cabs. Also featuring a multi-row dot print across the chest, the polo is inspired by the colorful numeric subway signs of New York City. Nike Dri-FIT Mesh is incorporated in strategic places for breathability to keep Nadal cool.

From it's humble beginnings in 1930 the Soccer World Cup has grown to be one of the most spectacular sporting events in the world. The 2010 Soccer World Cup promises to be the planet's biggest sporting event ever. Well over a billion people are expected to follow the month long tournament between the world's top 32 soccer playing nations.The World Cup is the most important competition in international soccer and is organised by FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association), the sport's governing body. The tournament takes place every four years. The previous tournament was held in 2006 in Germany and Italy won the World Cup. 2010 will be the first time that the final tournament will be hosted by an African nation. For your convinience, you can get all the updates and news of 2010 Football World from Fiesta Football blog which is now one of the world most rated Soccer/Football blog. And if you are a avid Cricket fan, you must catch the on going series between the worlds best test playing nations and also the T20 ones from Cricket Sports Blog.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Satellite TV To Launch A New Film Channel

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Sky Italia has announced to launch a new channel dedicated to local movies in order to keep itself ahead in the Italo dish market.

From July 31st, it will show Italian films from 1940s to 1990’s starting with Luchino Visconti’s “The Leopard”.
This move is the latest chapter in the bitter rivalry between media head Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset and Rupert Murdoch’s Sky. This comes just before the launch of joint RAI-Mediaset-La7 TivuSat satellite platform which is also scheduled on 31st July.

TivuSat, Dish TV provider will target 15-20 percent Italian households in the mountainous areas. People living in this area will not receive digital terrestrial television when the analog television is switched off in the year 2012. The satellite TV is seen as a revolutionary platform. Some observers say that Sky Italia is worried about the rumors that Medusa, the major Italo content producer and film distributor owned by Mediaset might no longer deal with Murdock broadcaster. And by the end of this month, Sky Italia will learn if pubcaster RAI is to block the broadcast of its terrestrial channels on sky satellite dishes.

Analyst Alessandro Bai-Badino of Deutsche Bank quoted that everyone seems to against Sky at the moment. It is almost creating a nuisance in reference to its attacks on the Berlusconi government decision to raise VAT on the subscription of satellite TV. The new channels of Sky would help boost the profile of Italian Cinema. Film personality Nanni Moretti said that as a viewer and a film buff he would like to thank Sky for bringing in a new film channel.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fashion Jewelry

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Fashion Jewelry

Fashion Jewelry is worn by Hollywood stars and Celebrities, which drive today's hottest fashions. Hollywood stars wear the most glamorous jewelry and accessories. Most of us don't have the status or money to afford these exact styles. That's where we come in! We have the most affordable selection of Costume Jewelry. You will feel and look like a Hollywood Celebrity without breaking the bank. Choose your favorite Tano Jewelry accessory and make it your own! Fashion Jewelry

Fashion Necklaces
Fashion Necklaces can be the centerpiece of your entire outfit. Tano offers Gold Necklaces, Silver Necklaces, Celebrity Inspired Necklaces and Shell Necklaces. Find a fashion necklace compliment your favorite pair of jeans and white v-neck t-shirt. Fashion Necklace

Bangle Bracelets
Bangle Bracelets are fun, stylish and a hot trend in 2008. Metal Cuff Bracelets have been in high demand lately and we know why. Metal fashion bracelets are chic and edgy. Cuff Bracelets are flexible to fit all wrists or forearms. With price points of $8-10, you can't go wrong. Find your new favorite fashion bracelet today. Looking for the perfect bangle bracelet? Tano offers beautiful hand made wood bangles and celebrity bracelets. Fashion Bracelets

Thread Earrings
Thread Teardrop Earrings are the hottest fashion earring style available. Thread Earrings are currently being featured the homepage of Victoria Secret and in their magazine. If you are looking for Victoria Secret earrings, you have found the place. Tano has all *new* thread earring colors, sizes and designs to choose from. Thread or String earrings are made with a silver wire border and woven threads in a teardrop shape that adds elegance and style to your everyday outfits. Don't miss your opportunity to own a pair of these fabulous fashion earrings. Thread Earrings

Fashion Jewelry Sets
Fashion Jewelry Sets give you a stunning look on every occasion. Tano Jewelry brings you the hottest fashions in Fashion Necklace and Fashion Earring sets. Whether it's looking hot for the club or dressing up for a formal event we have the accessories you need. Let yourself go, be the Celebrity at your event and walk the red carpet in the set that's right for you.

Why spend $100's of dollars on a precious metal jewelry set when a Fashion Jewelry Set on TanoJewelry.com costs less than $25. We carry the latest styles of fashion jewelry sets, which include a gorgeous Necklace and matching Earrings. We carry Jewelry Sets to suit all body sizes. Whether you look good in long and short lengths, thin or layered necklaces, find your perfect set now. One of our bestselling fashion jewelry sets is the Jacolyn. This set is a classic combination of a Turquoise and Gold colored layered necklace with a captivating Turquoise earring set. This set makes the perfect gift and is sure to be adored by its new owner.

Celebrity Jewelry
Celebrity Jewelry styles change constantly with designer fashions and celebrity trends. Media often dictates what's hot and what's not, but these trends are ultimately driven by the runways and designers. We keep an ear to the fashion industry streets to make sure we carry the celebrity jewelry with the longest fashion staying power. We love trends and it is our life to stay on top of the latest celebrity fashions, but some trends just aren't meant to last. We want our loyal customers to have affordable, quality celebrity imitation jewelry that will be in style and fun for as long as possible.

The days of spending hundreds of dollars in order to look and feel beautiful are over. Fashion Jewelry is now one of the largest niches in the jewelry industry and with an increase in demand comes an increase in production. This is great news for all the girls out there looking to stay stylish with the latest trends in fashion jewelry. The quality of fashion jewelry has increased and there are more unique styles than ever to choose from. Celebrity replica jewelry combines elegance, quality and affordability. Forget the misnomers you may have and find a pair of celebrity earrings or a celebrity inspired bracelet.

All of our Celebrity Necklaces, including: gold necklaces, silver necklaces and shell necklaces are under $22. Designer jewelry boutiques and stores such as Anthropologie sell an identical gold ring necklace to our Rachel Gold Ring Necklace for $75. All our glamorous gold ring necklaces cost $12 - $15. You can have the same celebrity look as Jessica Simpson for a much more affordable price. Celebrity fashions are fun, chic and glamarous. Check out the latest in Paris Hilton Fashion

Now you can stock up on all of the season’s hottest trends for a fraction of the cost of those designer fashion jewelry pieces. With tons of styles to choose from in a variety of different colors, you’ve never have so many options at such great prices! Do you love Paris Hilton's sexy style? Want to grab Heidi Klum's casual-chic fashion? Now you can with celebrity inspired fashion jewelry pieces. Paris Hilton loves to wear the basic black headbands in a variety of styles because they're so chic and versatile. They'll compliment any outfit in your closet, whether it's your favorite pair of jeans, or standard office attire. They're the easiest and most affordable way to take an outfit from drab to fab in seconds flat. You can also try Heidi Klum's signature jewelry collection featuring clovers to compliment your casual weekend wear. The supermodel and reality TV star designs a high-end line of fashion jewelry, but if you can't pay the high-end prices, you don't have to worry because you can replicate Heidi Klum's style right here at a fraction of the cost. Every piece of fashion jewelry you get will always look just as good as though high-end pieces, except you won't have to break the bank to get it. Stock up now and save big on all of this season's hottest items.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Silver

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Silver Coin

Silver is somewhat rare and expensive, although not as expensive as gold. Slag dumps in Asia Minor and on islands in the Aegean Sea indicate that man learned to separate silver from lead as early as 3000 B.C. Pure silver has a brilliant white metallic lustre. It is a little harder than gold and is very ductile and malleable. Pure silver has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of all metals, and possesses the lowest contact resistance. Silver iodide, AgI, is (or was?) used for causing clouds to produce rain.

Silver is stable in pure air and water, but tarnishes when exposed to ozone, hydrogen sulphide, or air containing sulphur. It occurs in ores including argentite, lead, lead-zinc, copper and gold found in Mexico, Peru, and the USA.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Bracelet

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A bracelet is an article of jewelry which is worn around the wrist. Bracelets can be manufactured from leather, cloth, hemp, plastic or metal, and sometimes contain rocks, wood, and/or shells. Bracelets are also used for medical and identification purposes, such as allergy bracelets and hospital patient-identification tags.



Sports bracelets

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The use of colored silicone rubber as a material for producing sports bracelets was popularized by Nike and Lance Armstrong through the Yellow Livestrong wristband in May 2004. Their success has led to the silicone bracelet becoming a low cost tool for various awareness, information, and charity campaigns. This can be likened to the use of awareness ribbons for similar purposes. These bracelets are also known as "baller id bands", "wristbands" or "baller bands".

Charm bracelet
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A charm bracelet is an item of jewelry worn around the wrist. It carries personal charms: decorative pendants or trinkets which are signifiers of important things in the wearer's life. In recent history, Italian charm bracelets have become trendy. While traditional charms dangle, Italian charms feature individual pieces soldered flat onto the surface of the link.

Bangles
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Bracelets that are in solid form, usually some metal, are referred to as bangles or bangle bracelets. They can be smooth, textured or set with stones. In India, glass bangles are common. Made from ordinary glass that is about 1/4 - 1/8 inch in width, they are worn in groups so that arm movement causes them to make a pleasant sound rather like the clinking of wind chimes. charm bracelets are like a token of friend ship, it shows that someone cares about you.

Bracelets made from beads are fairly common in Southwestern American Indian jewelry lore. They are often multi-colored however frequently have a predominance of turquoise.
Native American beaded bracelet

Bracelets made from connecting or linking various or similar components or jewelry findings. Link bracelets can be made of a variety of materials included metals and gemstones.

Friendship bracelet
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Friendship bracelets are special bracelets given from one friend to another as a symbol of friendship. They are handmade and usually made out of embroidery floss or thread. There are various styles and patterns, but most are based on the same simple half-hitch knot. The making of friendship bracelets is a version of macrame.

The amount of thread used in bracelets can vary. The smallest pattern, a double chain knot, requires two strings. The candystripe can have as few as three strings and as many as forty, based on pattern and thickness. Because of their versatility, they are worn by both males and females of all ages. They are particularly popular with pre-teen and adolescent girls and with present-day hippies, deadheads or Rainbow Family participants. Thicker bracelets are commonly worn by both male and female surfers.