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CSS Industries, Inc. Discloses The Result Of Last Year’s Operations

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Three and nine months operations were conducted by CSS Industries, Inc. last year and the company is happy to inform that it is done last December 31 of 2014. Last fiscal year 2014, the sales of the company were at $106,295,000 during the third quarter and it drops to 1.2 per cent during the fiscal year 2015, bringing it down to $104,993,000. This loss in sales was mainly because of the low sales they acquired during the holidays with cards and stationery products for every occasion. The lower sale figures was offset due to craft ribbon’s high sales as well as by the gain acquired upon acquisition of Carson & Gebel Ribbon Co., LLC. C&G, including all its businesses and assets, was acquired last May 19 of the year 2014 by the company’s Berwick Offray LLC. The figures in 2014 were much higher than the fiscal year 2015.

Comparing the first nine months of 2014 and 2015, the resulting figures in 2015 is lower by 2.5% compared to last year. The loss, from $265,899,000 to $259,342,000, is mainly because of lower sales in some products such as the ribbons, cards, Christmas bows, stationery products and cards from all occasion. This loss was offset by a higher sale in terms of items such as craft ribbon and gift card holders.

CSS is a company that deals mainly in consumer products that are involved in designing, manufacturing, procuring, distributing and selling of products from seasonal social expression and all occasion. This aims to mass market all possible retailers. There are many inclusions to the products, be it seasonal or all occasion, which the company is producing. The products usually comes with items such as gift tags, bows and ribbons, gift wrap, greeting cards that are boxed, gift boxes, tissue paper that are decorative, holders of gift card, decorations, Valentines that could be exchanged in the classroom, novelties and dyes used in making Easter eggs, floral accessories, journals, stickers, scrapbooks, stationery, memory books, note cards, products used in education and crafting, photo albums for wedding events and infant photos. These products are only some of the products that are offered in order to make sure important life happenings are properly commemorated.

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Pool Construction In California On The Rise Amidst Continuing Drought

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California may be suffering from a devastating drought condition, but it’s definitely not stopping the swimming pool industry from performing well. From infinity pools to backyard swimming pools, Californians just can’t stop building them all.

Last year, the number of backyard swimming pools built by Californians has broken records upon records. This year, it would seem that the state is on the track to breaking that record and shatter last year’s mark even when California is experiencing one of the most terrible droughts in the state’s history, earning them differing reactions from the local water agencies.

Aaron Gurley of Gurley’s Premier Pools and Spas was supervising his crew as they tap a tool used for leveling into a wet concrete located at the edge of a large hole in the backyard when he stated how most people are unaware of the amount of math needed in building a swimming pool.

His crew is now going to lay natural stone tiles on the edges of the pool after they had just finished sealing the hole to prevent any leakages.

His company is currently building a pool for Victoria Deal who currently resides in Folsom, particularly at the eastern part of Sacramento suburb. Deal has three children and she says that she is actually excited that she can give her kids a pool that they can enjoy.

She said that a lot of people were actually surprised that Deal had decided to build a pool in the midst of a drought but she thought of the act as good for her family and her backyard which will now be very low maintenance.

But Deal is not the only person who had done this. According to a tracking firm, about 11,000 Californians have either built or rebuilt a pool in the past year and this year it is expected that 13,000 people are going to do the same.

But since local water agencies are now tightening their restrictions in order to implement the newly mandated reductions, the pool industry in the state of California would have to fight in order to survive.

Housing Prices Slowdown Last April

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The price among houses in the United Kingdom has experienced the slowest growth in the last nine years this April. This means that other housing refinements and furniture like bathroom furniture, living room fixture as well as bedroom furniture will also be affected. The prices among London housing projects have weakened amid the unfounded fears of an election victory for Labour.

The Office for the National Statistics disclosed to the public that housing prices rose at a yearly rate of about 5.5 percent last April in contrast to a 9.6 percent last March. This reported slowdown was the biggest since the April 2006 statistics.

The cause of the weakening in housing prices

The main cause of the overall weakening of housing prices in the United Kingdom is the significant weakening of the property prices in London. The prices of houses in London grew slower than the average of United Kingdom for the first time ever since 2006. According to market analysts, both buyers and sellers in greater London were concerned before the May election regarding the Labour proposals for the mansion tax.

The Office of National Statistics said that the figures for the month of April continued the weakening of prices trend. This trend started last September 2014 when the inflation in housing prices was as much as 12 percent. The overall housing prices increased slowly in the United Kingdom aside from Northern Ireland. The annual growth in Northern Ireland remained to strengthen as it rose from 7.5 percent to 8.8 percent.

In England, the yearly growth slowed down from 9.4 percent in March to only 5.8 percent in April. In Wales however, the price rose by 1.3 percent from a growth of 5.7 percent. Scotland experienced the greatest slowdown where the growth was only at 2.2 percent compared to a 14.6 percent last March.

The Office of National Statistics said that the United Kingdom housing market has showed signs of slowing down April of this year. In its report, the ONS did not mention anything about the election in the analysis of the figures. However, it said a positive news for the entire UK economy would support the house prices.

How Much Does It Take To Keep Your House Safe?

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The world has increasingly become a dangerous place to live. Every day there are numerous reports of killings, bombings and homes ransacked by thieves. The evil in this world has continued to stalk people and one could only hope that they be spared from this wickedness. Manufacturers, businesses and inventors have teamed up to work with security systems that detect irregularities happening inside residential and commercial structures. The iHome Alarm Systems is just one of the hundreds of companies that specialize in creating security products. As a leading industry player, the iHome Home Alarm Systems has bested other companies when it comes to creating best quality products for the market.

A look in the past

Even several hundreds of years ago, people were already worried about how to keep their homes and belongings safe. Over the last few decades thought, the way people protect their houses has upgraded drastically.

Getting a home security system

If you think that you are the only one who is thinking about getting an alarm system for your house, you are not alone. One CEO of a leading alarm systems company based in Massachusetts, selling wireless home securities, says that after a disturbing shooting in a school in Newtown, Connecticut, the sales and demand of security systems have significantly increased to at least 60 percent.

In the year 2011, it was reported that the Americans spent almost $20.64 billion in buying home security alarm systems. This was according to the research conducted by the firm MarketsandMarkets. The said industry is projected by experts to grow to as much as $34.46 billion by the year 2017.

How much is the upfront payment for home alarm security services? Most companies offer their clients with special installation of the product that could go as low as $99. However, the start-up cost for all of the necessary equipments needed for the system to be functional is around $600 to $1,200. This data is according to a reliable home security review. If you already have the security equipment, you are now bound to pay the monthly monitoring fee which can is usually in the range of $15 to $100 and the average price is $30.

Tutoring Helps Students In And Out Of The Classroom

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Over the years, there is always a constant change of the things that people deem valuable. But with all these changes that are occurring, it can be said that one particular ideology seemed to be at a halt. Ever since the world had first learned of the concept of education, it has become an important part of human life. People would always seem to value education and deem it as a necessity, something that people need. In this time and age, where knowledge means power, education has never been more important than it ever was. For some people, education and the constant learning process, is the key to success, a key to a better life and a brighter future. This is probably why people invest a lot on education, particularly the parents. They would always want what’s best for their children.

Unfortunately, not every child can be given a proper education, and not every school can give the same amount of knowledge to every student it has. Because of this, parents would often opt to seek out tutoring companies like Bee Academic Tutoring to further their child’s education.

But the problem is that not everyone can afford a tutor. Luckily, there are ways in which underprivileged students can be given free tutoring, like what is happening in one particular school.

Mrs. Barkley has been conducting an after-school tutoring session with the help of the seniors who wish to better themselves by helping out other students who are struggling with certain subjects. Mrs. Barkley deems the program as an academic learning center wherein people who struggle with certain subjects come in around 3 to 4 to seek out tutoring aid.

For Hailey Murphy, one of the students who are helping out, the tutoring program is a great opportunity for the students to get extra help after school. According to her, the program is definitely working because the connections being made by the students with their older tutors improves their confidence and they come out of the study hall as more confident as they know they could always turn to someone in case they needed help.

Tutors would come in to earn their hours, but they would also ultimately open themselves up to the other students they are helping.
Mrs. Barkley said that they all leave the school knowing that they have done something good for other people.

Airport Innovations People Can Be Thankful For This 2015

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During a meet-up with the people at Link Airport, a company known for airport transfer services in Perth, Australia, they have greatly emphasized to us the importance of comfort when it comes to traveling. Traveling can consume quite a lot of time and sitting for hours can also drain your energy even when you are doing nothing. That is why when you are traveling, you should always think of ways that would help you achieve comfortable traveling.

When people travel to faraway places, they mostly use air travel to get there. There is no denying that air travel can take hours upon hours not to mention the stopovers. Luckily there are airports that had made it their duty to make airport customers achieve the best air travel experience.

This 2015, the world has seen a number of airport innovations that ultimately increase passenger experience and Link Airport has specifically mentioned three airport innovations that people can be thankful for.

The first airport on this list is the Helsinski Airport. This Finnish airport has committed itself to providing the best customer experience for their passengers and this 2015; they had redesigned their baggage hall and turned it into a paradise. This baggage hall is now a Finnish Eden reflecting the natural beauty of the country, showcasing both plant and animal life. Now what could be more soothing than Mother Nature herself?

The next airport innovation that Link Airport has shared with us is the Happy Flow Project launched by the Aruba Airport. The Happy Flow Project basically uses biometrics as the key identifier of all passengers in Aruba Airport. Now passengers do not have to shuffle through their bags to look for their passports because the moment they arrive at the airport they would only need to show their passports once. Afterwards, they would only need to rely on facial recognition throughout every other process.

Going back to Helsinski Airport, nature is not the only thing they use to keep their passengers happy and satisfied; they also use something similar to beds. What could be more comforting and relaxing than a bed? Helsinski Airport has become the first airport in Europe to make use of sleeping pods that passengers can use while waiting for their flights. Now that is how you please customers.

Getting Psychic Tips From Real Psychics

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Real psychics have worked hard in harnessing and developing their psychic abilities. There are people who can sense that they are gifted with psychic abilities but are not sure how to develop and control these extraordinary potential. Real psychics will tell you some simple steps in how to tap into your natural psychic abilities. Below are tips in doing this.

• First is to meditate regularly. According to real psychics, the art of constant meditation will allow you to turn off your analytical brain and allow you to tap into your creative and intuitive subconscious mind. Meditation will allow you to gain access to information in your body system on a much deeper level. This is very important in developing your psychic powers. Every time you start to analyze and over think your feelings and the different brain pulses that pops in your head, you tend to block the messages that seek to reach you through your spirit or intuition.

You need to switch off that mode so that you can easily have access to your psychic abilities.

Many think that meditation is difficult. This is actually not complicated. It is as simple as relaxing in your favorite chair while listening to your favorite band.

• The second tip is to learn and understand your energy field. Auras and chakras are an integral part in developing your psychic abilities. Every human being is energetic. This means that everyone takes in, creates, changes and gives off energy in several forms. Every person is surrounded with electro-magnetic fields. It is through these fields that you can act like you are a radio transmitter and receiver who can pass and receive different information on a psychic level. Once you learn and completely understand how these electromagnetic fields work and how you can utilize them, you will look at the world differently. Your interactions with people will change.

• The next tip is to have a go at dowsing. What is dowsing? It is a special skill wherein with the help of an object, usually a dowsing rod or pendulum, you will be able to physically tell the answer to a question that you do not know the answer to.

Experts Reveal The Best ROI From Home Renovations

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There are many things that people can invest on but the most prominent investment would probably be property investment. When it comes to property investments, houses are probably the property that is most invested on. There are many companies like HomeUnion Investments that specialize in home investments that people can turn to. But people should also know that investing on a house is not only limited to purchasing and selling it, there are also a number of ways that one can use to add more value to his or her property. One of these value-adding ways is through home renovations.

Experts have revealed just recently revealed the return on investment that people can get from doing home renovations.

According to these experts, when people think of home renovations, they should stray from the beauty aspect of the deed but focus more on the investment potential.

They said that when people think of spending money on home upgrades, then they should spend more in upgrading the kitchen and the great room because these are the places that people will take a second look.

It is true that the kitchen has probably one of the most expensive upgrades in all the areas of the house; it is also one of those that give the biggest value to the house. The same can be said about bathrooms, laundry rooms and mud rooms. When you invest on these areas and make upgrades to them, then they can ultimately increase the value of your property by a huge percentage. One can also configure the main floor so that it may be able to match the lifestyle of a certain family. Know that it is important to focus on the functionality and efficiency of home commodities when upgrading because they add more to the value of the property.

Experts have also shared a few less expensive home renovation projects such as exterior and interior painting projects as well as outdoor living places that would mostly include a fire and place and summer kitchen.

They said that is better if people get more knowledge concerning their properties so that they would know how to beautify and increase the value of their properties effectively.

Bisaccio Hired To Lead Syracuse Market Expansion By Tompkins Trust

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Due to the increase in growth in the Syracuse Market, Tompkins Trust Company which is based in Ithaca has ultimately decided to expand their reaches into the Syracuse market. The insurance company is now going to offer commercial insurance Syracuse and other insurance services in the said area.

To lead the expansion effort, Tompkins Trust Company has hired a highly experienced commercial banker in the form of Brian Bisaccio. According to news released by the company itself, Bisaccio has been formally appointed as the senior vice president and was also given the position of regional manager that is tasked to develop the commercial lending services being offered in the Onondaga County.

With the Syracuse market growing steadily, Brian Bisaccio will not be working alone. To help him out, the company will be sending out representatives from the Tompkins Financial Advisors which serves as the wealth management firm of the company. He will also be joined by representatives from Tompkins Insurance Agencies which has been known to have been rooted in Central New York for almost a hundred years now.

Tompkins Trust is no stranger to Onondaga County. In fact, it had been serving clients there for a number of years now. The growth being generated there by the banking, wealth and insurance businesses have become the primary reason as to why Tompkins Trust is making the expansion to Syracuse so that they can have an office there.

But right now, there is no specific location for the office planned to be built in the Syracuse area as the company is yet to choose and currently, they are using other offices to serve customers in the Onondaga County.

According to them, they said that they are pleased with the response from the ever-growing customer base in Syracuse. The company has also acknowledged how it is time for them to establish a convenient office that their customers and staff can use. They are also hoping that the 30 years experience of Brian Bisaccio along with his extensive knowledge of the industry will help him become a strong leader for the customers at Onondaga County.

A Wind Farm Approved By The Ministry Of The Environment In Norwich Township

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The proposed wind farm in Gunn’s Hill in Norwich Township has recently got its environmental approval which gives the project a go signal for their construction which could be set as early as July of this year.

Last April 9, the document containing the approval was sent by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to Prowind Canada – the company that handles the wind farm project. Prowind Canada may begin the process of construction as soon as the time limit for appeal is reached in 15 days.

Juan Anderson, the vice-president of Prowind revealed that their next step would be to wait until the appeal period is over. He also said that the company is prepared in case an appeal comes their way but the company is sure they have followed every step necessary to get the approval of the ministry. He even went on to describe the process as thorough.

The project in Gunn’s Hill was announced last February 2010 and the public were aware of the project intended to be used as a source of renewable energy.

According to Anderson, the company is excited and have been waiting for the approval.

The approval document was lengthy and has 22 pages which contain the conditions set by the ministry. These conditions include monitoring of the natural heritage of the species in the area of construction such as bats and birds, rules for proper water management, noise emissions and the founding of the liaison committee for the community. The entirety of the said document may be viewed at www.ebr.gov.on.ca

After the appeal period is over and no appeals came through, Prowind’s next step is to get permits to start construction from the Township of Norwich. Roads going to the location of the turbines and entrances in the building will be the first project to be built. The proposed wind farm will contain 10 turbines that could generate 18 megawatt. These turbines will be placed in the Middletown Line within Norwich Township which will be covered from Highway 59 to Oriel Line.

Anderson revealed that before the season of fall ends, the turbine may have already been erected.

Lovethesign Raised $4 Million Series A

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These days there are various e-commerce starting up anywhere in the world and funding are pouring on for those seen to be showing some potential. In Europe, the demand for home wear and furniture is unwavering that a new e-commerce startup called Lovethesign was born. The company is founded in Italy and it focuses on home designs.

Series A funds were gathered by the company and worth more than $4 million. The funding leader was the United Ventures together with various participants from anonymous private investors, all of which are members of the fashion and design sector in Italy.

What is more surprising is that Lovethesign decided to not only use the capital for their launch in Europe but the company wishes to follow up the launch by opening in the U.S. as well. Since there are many startups who are venturing into the design industry, Lovethesign considers a number of them competitors such as monoqi and Madeindesign. Not to mention these competitors span all e-commerce businesses that are into general furniture design such as Wayfare, which is located in Boston and is known more publicly.

Lovethesign was founded by Laura Angius, Vincenzo Cannata and Simone Panfilo in the last quarter of 2012. The founders were also known to working with Privalia, e-commerce giant, before in management positions. The company focuses in designing furniture and home accessories that are Italian inspired. All of their products can be bought through a fixed list of selection and they also hold flash sales every week.

The catalogue for the company has around 15,000 products and there are more than 1,000 partners such as Seletti Wears Toiletpaper, Alessi, MdfItalia, Casamania, Flos, Magis, Artemide and Foscarini. The company is said to have serviced more than 1 million customers and currently, 60,000 of the products were already shipped. The company is proud of their month-on-month growth which is at 20%.
According to Simone Panfilo, the CEO as well as one of the founders, the startup has met challenges and one of them is bridging the gap between what the designers produce and what the clients are looking for when it comes to authentic Italian home designs.

Bubble Wrap: How To Use The Right Way

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One of the most useful packaging products available online at Paper Mart is the bubble wrap. It protects fragile objects and serves as cushioning material during shipping or transport. Though there are no instructions included upon purchasing bubble wrap at Paper Mart, there are methods you could follow in order to maximize the protection of the wrap.

– The first question most users ask before wrapping items is how to position the bubbles, inside or outside? It is recommended by many that the bubbles should be facing inward. This way, the bubbles will be able to make sure the item stays in place while it acts as a cushion around the item to protect it from any impact.

– Recipients might sometimes find their items wrapped with bubbles have little dots stuck on the area where the bubbles touched the object. This is a part of the bubble and usually sticks when exposed to heat or direct sunlight. This should not be a cause for concern since the remaining material can be easily wiped away with a damp cloth. If you want to avoid it at all, wrap the item with paper before covering it with bubble wrap from Paper Mart.

– After wrapping your items, make sure all open edges and sides are secured with tape. This is mostly skipped by most and only adds the tape on the overlapping side of the wrapper. It should also be closed around the bottom and the top to avoid the item from slipping out.

– If you are shipping flat items then there are envelopes padded inside which is suitable as protection. What’s more is that it can be reused again especially if the items are light weight ones.

– If you are wrapping an item for storage, make sure to out a label outside the bubble wrap. You might be looking for something later on and you will have to take out the entire wrap if you have no idea what is wrapped inside. A label could speed up the process.

– After making sure every item is wrapped with bubble wrap individually, add other cushioning materials such as newspaper to add protection to the items.

Professional Body Painters To Gather To Learn New Techniques And Skills

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In Adelaide this week, professional body painters will be gathering to learn new, modern techniques and styles in the world of body painting.

The painting industry is very susceptible to change. Every year, many techniques and styles are invented and in order to be successful in this industry, one must be kept up to date with all the latest trends.

The convention will be held in conjunction with the Australian Body Art Awards and it will bring together many instructors from the different parts of the world.

Maria Mormile, an organizer of the convention, said that 20 painters, Australian and foreign, were giving lectures and classes to more than 40 participants. Local painters have been highly featured in students and teachers alike.

Referring to the painting industry in Adelaide, Mormile described it as ‘quite big.’

She said that they have some of the best painters in Adelaide including multimedia artist, Emma Hack.

The professional body painting industry has been growing over the past years and the standard is very high especially for Australians. Many people would like to have their bodies painted for fancy dresses, cosplay, gigs and sometimes for personal reasons. Right now, one of the fastest growing trends in body painting is painting on a pregnant woman’s belly.

Of course, like any other vocation, body painting also has its own challenges. For Ms. Mormile who has been a body painter for eight years now, she has never encountered a job that is more challenging than painting a man for the World Naked Bike Ride.

There was a time when she had been hired a by a rider who had received a commercial sponsorship to join that event and he wanted to paint the uniform and logo in his body.

She said that there many people who are worried about that kind of work but since Ms. Mormile was remedial massage therapist, she was a bit desensitized to nudity.

But when it came down to working on the man’s sensitive parts, she would just give him the brush.

Another challenge is also the time it takes to finish a body painting during competitions.

Why Children In Today’s Generation Have Become Fashion Conscious

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Children today know what they want to wear. They are aware of the latest trends, celebrity styles and famous cartoon characters. Their choices are often influenced by what they watch on television.

It is not surprising for a kid who is an avid fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic to request for my little pony pajamas.

According to industry analysts, the market for kids wear is the fastest growing in the ready-to-wear apparel and it is expected to maintain an average growth rate of 13% until 2016. Different factors will drive the growth from rising media exposure, high disposable income of parents, increasing fashion sense and brand consciousness among children.

There are many international brands in the market but local brands are also accepted by consumers because they provide an unmatched value proposition and they certainly adapt to local tastes. Contrary to what many people believe, the share of branded kids wear in the market has decreased considerably over the last few years. In India, the share of branded apparel remains at less than 10%.

New players have dominated the market because they offer a wide range of styles for cost effective prices. Their concentration is on high volumes and it is becoming a more popular option. Many of the designs focus on comfort and fit particularly those intended for children. In addition, many local and global companies are expanding their geographies in order to leverage of the growth of kids wear market.

Children have started to be fashion conscious. Parents are no longer the sole decision makers because even young children want to take part in shopping. Once the children are in school they are exposed to a wider range of media and they become aware of fashionable styles compared to the past generations. Children today know what they want to wear and how they would like themselves to be dressed.

The 7 to 12 age group is very fashion conscious and it is the only segment that has not been affected the economic slowdown. In fact, this segment is poised for growth.

An Insight Into The Real Housewives Of Melbourne

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The Real Housewives Show was launched in 2006. Television viewers were treated to a reality show that focused on the lavish life styles of affluent women. The reality show became successful that it eventually became a franchise with Real Housewives in New York, Beverly Hills etc.

The women in the American editions of Real Housewives were extraordinarily glamorous but the reality behind that is they are living beyond their means. Some have filed for bankruptcy while others have been sued for unpaid taxes and rents. The lives of these women are real drama with all the complications.

Many viewers will likely aspire to experience the opulent life of the Real Housewives but it is far more entertaining to watch the egomaniacs that hate each other and verbally abuse one another using the most inventive profanities that be found on screen. However, there are confessional moments where there is no sense of self delusion. They give the impression that this is a kind of show where women can talk to other women about their problems and lives. Women in the reality show celebrate a certain kind of power through the recognition and validation of the difficulties of living in a world that men still dominate and hold the purse strings.

On the other hand, the women portray themselves as pampered dolls in a spectacular way where even the most mundane events of their life are treated as an accomplishment. A lot of what the housewives say sound odd flat and unnatural which seems that there has been a hasty off-camera scripting even if the conversations have to be spontaneous and adlibbed. However, this is not unusual for reality TV because to seem spontaneous, it must be rigorously produced and tightly edited like a soap opera.

In today’s generation of on-demand streaming and recording boxes people are not longer watching the same shows at the same time. Viewers may still seek the feeling of watching a show in tandem with others because they can make commentaries and reactions and share it with their friends through social media. People love to tweet while watching television and they tweet about the people they are watching.

Asteroid Impact Zone Found In Australia Said To Be World’s Largest

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Australia – March 24, 2015 – An impact zone was uncovered by a group of Australian scientists and it is believed to be caused by a large meteorite. The discovery is considered as the world’s largest impact zone.

The team that found the impact zone was led by Andrew Glikson who came from the Australian National University or ANU. He said that the two ancient craters that they had found in Central Australia is believed to have been caused by single meteorite that had split into two.

The craters appear to be two large structures that are about 200 km each. If joined together, they would be encompassing about 400 km and there is nothing else like that which can be found on Earth making it the biggest crater ever discovered on this planet.

With the recent discovery, many questions have already been raised particularly as to how it can be connected with a mass extinction theory. The scientist did not deny this and instead acknowledged that it might be related to the 180 km crater that is found in Mexico which is also said to be a catalyst for a mass extinction that killed the dinosaurs millions of years before.

Unfortunately, when the area sizes of the two craters are measured separately, both will be smaller than the two current biggest impact craters in the world which can be found in Sudbury, Ont., which was believed to be caused by a comet and the 300 km wide crater, the current biggest crater, found in Vredefort, South Africa.

Millions of years ago, scientists say that there was an abundance of craters nut due to the waning of time, it was all covered up and hidden through natural processes. But thanks to geothermal research drilling, the secret history that was hidden under a certain area in Australia was finally revealed.

Glikson said that the next step that they should do is to conduct more research. They are hoping that their next research is about deep crust seismic traverses.

Glikson also said that the mantle underneath has been domed up which can be an evidence that something major happened.

World Leaders Expressed Grief On Germanwings Flight 9252 Crash

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Europe was greatly shocked at what had befallen Germanwings Flight 9252 when it crashed last Tuesday in France. Many world leaders have expressed their grief and their shock at the unfortunate incident that killed all 150 passengers. 72 passengers were Germans, 35 were Spaniards, 2 Americans, 2 Australians and 2 Britons.

French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy have all visited the crash site in France and expressed their sorrow for the families of the unfortunate victims.
In a statement made by the German Chancellor, she had shared her thoughts and condolences as well as the entire German government to those who have lost their lives in the crash. She described the suffering of the families of the victims as ‘immense.’

Spain, on the other hand, expressed their grief by announcing a three days of national mourning which begins this Wednesday. Prime Minister Rajoy said in a press conference that they are lamenting the incident like everyone else is doing. President Hollande turned to Twitter to show his support for the family of the victims and addressed the incident as a tragedy on France’s soil.

Due to the incident, King Felipe of Spain had to cut his state visit to France.

The leaders of the countries involved were not the only ones who expressed their sadness and grief following the air crash. U.S. President Barack Obama had even called both Rajoy and Merkel to give his condolences on behalf of the United States of America.

Germany and Spain are considered as one the U.S.’ biggest allies and Obama wanted them to know that they stand in solidarity even during this unfortunate event.

Obama added that it was heartbreaking because most of the victims were also children and some were even infants.
About sixteen high school students from Germany were killed in the crash. A Swedish football team was also scheduled to be on board on Flight 9252. Luckily, all 29 team members were divided into three separate flights, sparing them from the same fate that killed 150 passengers.

British President David Cameron also pledged their support.