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Rep. Fabian gets PEEP underway in Zambo City

Úterý, Září 25th, 2012

The DOE campaign, which seeks to lower power consumption in the country by at least 10 percent was met with enthusiastic response from residents in Barangay Santa Catalina last Saturday morning as residents went to avail of the free CFL bulbs being handed out to households.

Mechanics as earlier explained would simply entail any member of a household to present their latest paid power bill for list up and two CFL bulbs will be given out free courtesy of the DOE.

In Zamboanga City, the energy department shipped 10,000 CFL bulbs for distribution through the office of Rep. Fabian for the simultaneous nationwide launch of the program Saturday.

The east coast solon who was tapped to launch the project in the city personally led in the distribution of the CFL or compact fluorescent lamps to eager residents of the barangay of Santa Catalina.

He was ably assisted by Barangay Chairman Belman Malandi, barangay kagawads and members of his congressional and support staff.

Rep. Fabian’s Political and Barangay Affairs Officer Junie Camins said in Sta. Catalina, close to a thousand households were served at two CFL bulbs per household.

Camins added a similar number was also handed out in Barangay Talon Talon where a similarly large enthusiastic crowd greeted the party of Rep. Fabian, Sunday.

Household members from the other barangays will be served by the office of Cong. Fabian in the next couple of days, Camins added.

Meantime, residents who wish to avail of the benefits of PEEP may come by and visit the congressional office of Rep. Fabian to avail of the free CFL bulbs.

All they need to bring is their latest paid Zamcelco bill as proof of validation to get two CFL bulbs for themselves during office hours this week.

The 2nd District Congressional Office is located at the 2nd floor of Yang’s Tower along MCLL highway near where the present bus terminal is located.

Meantime, Rep. Fabian lauded the Department of Energy for launching the program nationwide.

It is very timely as costs of electricity in the city and elsewhere in the country continue to escalate and households could ill afford additional expenses on an already burdened family budget.

The solon called on the public to support the program and urged the judicious use of electricity in homes to help keep energy bills at manageable levels.

“You are not only helping yourselves but the government as well in managing electric power usage, especially at present when capacity is severely constrained resulting in periodic brownouts in the city and the region.”

For his part, Santa Catalina Barangay Chair Belman Malandi thanked the DOE and the Office of Rep. Fabian for bringing the program to his barangay and the city.

Malandi said this is of great help especially in areas where most of the residents are marginally impoverished like Santa Catalina.

Malandi re echoed Fabian’s call for the public to support PEEP in his barangay and other parts of the city and the country as well.

Try these new home-brightening gifts

Pátek, Prosinec 9th, 2011

As you decorate and shop for gifts this holiday season, check out these options:

Solar-powered rock star. The rock spotlight is a energy-efficient way to brighten up your nighttime garden. The spotlight is solar powered, so you can place it in any sunny spot without having to hassle with extension cords and power outlets. The solar panels charge the rechargeable batteries (which are included). The energy-efficient white LEDs will then light up at night. But wait, there’s more. The spotlight also has a hidden compartment where you can store spare keys.

Gift keeps on giving. The glass globe tillandsia terrarium is an attractive living arrangement for a kitchen, covered porch or anywhere there is indirect light. It can even be hung as an ornament on a Christmas tree and then placed elsewhere for year-round enjoyment. Inside the glass globe are three lovely tillandsia plants: a red Capitata Select, a feathery green Tillandsia Ionantha and a silver-gray Harrisii. The glass globe, which measures 6 inches in diameter, has a 2-inch front opening to remove the plants for watering. Just soak the easy-to-care-for plants in water once a week to ensure their optimum health.

Snowman goes high-tech. The snowman mosaic lantern is cheery and festive during winter days; when night rolls around, simply turn the mosaic snowman over and turn on the built-in LED light. Handcrafted with mosaic tiles, the color-changing Snowman is finished with iron top hat, complete a with lantern handle.

Old world meets new world. Each rustic winter lantern is crafted of ornate metalwork for timeless appeal.Inside is a battery-powered flameless ivory resin pillar candlethat is completely dripless, pet-safe, kid-friendly and waterproof. The candle looks real, but it has high-tech features including a timer that will automatically turn the “flame” on for 4 or 8 hours each evening. Shown is the classic oil-rubbed bronze finish, it is also available in white. The lantern measures 4 3/4 inches wide, 4 3/4 inches deep and 12 inches high.

Make time-lapse videos. Looking for the perfect gift for a high-tech junkie who already has every high-tech gadget? The TimelapseCam 8.0 offers an easy way to showcase all types of events and projects from beginning to end. The innovative, high-resolution digital camera takes photos at set time intervals and then automatically converts them to time lapse videos. The videos can be used to showcase everything from decorating a Christmas tree or making a snowman to giving the dog a bath or documenting a home improvement project from start to finish. These videos can be shared among friends and family - and even posted on social networking sites such as YouTube and Facebook.

Solar Christmas lights. The festive look of holiday lighting is now possible without electrical outlets and ugly extension cords. Solar Light Strands use ultra-efficient LED lights, not old-fashioned incandescent bulbs. LED Solar Light Strands save energy because they are powered by the sun. They offer lots of design options, such as lighting up a tree that is hundreds of feet from the nearest electrical outlet. LED Solar Light Strands come in two lengths, 50 or 102 bright LEDS. Each strand has seven different blinking settings. These lights can also be used year-round for patio and deck accents.

SECTOR GUIDE: Wheeled toys

Středa, Listopad 23rd, 2011

MV Sports’ Olympic Team GB range is looking to capitalise on the nation’s strong support and Team GB’s medal prospects in cycling.

Focusing on the patriotic Team GB colours of red, white and blue alongside the official British Lion insignia, MV has developed a range of bikes and wheeled toys to appeal to a broad age range.

The older boys offering has been strengthened with a host of new licences, led by Ben 10 and Star Wars. Other additions include The Avengers, which looks set to be the biggest action hero licensing programme of the year.

Power Rangers Samurai will also join MV’s portfolio, along with the new brand from the creators of Ben 10, Generator Rex. Hasbro’s new animated series Transformers Prime also joins and is already proving to be a ratings winner in the UK. A full range of ThunderCats wheeled toys will also be added. MV’s pre-school range is led by Thomas & Friends and a host of new products will be added to the range throughout 2012.

The first in a new line of Bob the Builder products will be the Toolbox Trike, which comes with a removable six-piece tool set.

The Fireman Sam line will also continue with an exciting new addition.

The BAFTA award winning Ben and Holly has been a successful licence for MV. The line will expand with the new patented Magical Light and Sound Tri-Scooter, which comes with a magical wand that remotely activates sounds and lights from the show.

Other new pre-school licences include the highly anticipated Octonauts, Little Charley Bear and Raa Raa the Noisy Lion.

Last, but certainly not least, is the new Rastamouse range of wheeled toys, based on the CBeebies TV series.

Little Tikes is making several new additions to its 3-in-1 Trike range, including a version that incorporates an interactive dashboard from the company’s DiscoverSounds brand. The Little Tikes 3-in-1 Trike grows with the child through three stages – Parent Guided riding, Learning and Independent cycling.

The 3-in-1 Trike with DiscoverSounds Dashboard enables kids to discover the sounds of the road on every ride. Features include lights and sounds such as engine start, revving, police and fire sirens. There are turning signals with LED lights and a real working steering wheel – all designed for driving role play while using the 3-in-1 Trike in its first stage as a parent guided trike. For added play value, the Dashboard can be removed and played with independently.

Another addition is the 3-in-1 Trike with Deluxe Accessories, available in pink or blue. With its padded seat and portable storage bag, kids can learn to pedal, while parents can store snacks and valuables in the zippered pouch.

The original 3-in-1 Trike will also be available in navy blue, in addition to the existing pink/lilac and red/yellow/blue colour ways. Other features include an adjustable shade canopy, four position seat fitting children of all sizes, five-point seat harness, protective safety bar, non-slip pedals and an adjustable, detachable push handle allowing parents one-handed control.

Light, sweets, new clothes mark Diwali in Delhi

Čtvrtek, Říjen 27th, 2011

Their houses lit up in festive spirit, people in the national capital today celebrated Diwali with fervour and gaiety, exchanging sweets, bursting crackers and sharing the joy with near and dear ones.

Houses and shops were at their decorative best, with lights all around the walls, flowers donning the insides and colourful ‘rangolis’ welcoming people at the entrances.

People had been flooding markets throughout this week in frenzied shopping and early on in the day too, many people rushed to their nearby shops to make sure they have enough sweets and crackers for the day.

The day began with many people in new clothes performing puja at home while others visiting temples.

Chants of prayers and wafts of fragrance from incense sticks permeated the environment early in the day, following which people stepped out of their houses to exchange greetings with neighbours, friends and relatives.

Many also took to Facebook to wish ‘Happy Diwali’ to their friends and some also used the social networking site to exhort their friends to follow safety norms while bursting crackers.

As evening descended, candles and oil lamps dotted around the houses as revellers took to open spaces to burst crackers.

As always fire officials were on their toes to ward off any incidents in the city.

They received as many as 85 calls for fire-related incidents since midnight last till 8.00 pm. In Hauz Khas, a restaurant caught fire in the main market area and 10 to 12 fire tenders were sent to control it.

While for many, the festival is all about celebrating, for some it is also about sharing of love and compassion.

Nandita, who celebrates Diwali with friends, made it sure she took out an hour to go to a school run by a charitable trust and distribute some books and stationary to underprivileged children. “It is great if some children would feel happy by the effort,” she said.

LIQUID IMAGE INKS US DEAL WITH TRIDENT

Středa, Říjen 19th, 2011

Liquid Image Co, LLC dives into a new distribution agreement with Trident Diving Equipment, one of the largest dive supply wholesalers in North America. By partnering with Trident, Liquid Image further expands its growth within the Dive Equipment industry. Trident Dive Equipment will begin marketing the full range of diving sport cameras including the award winning Liquid Image Camera Masks, LED lights, filters and accessories to their customers nationwide during the DEMA (Dive Equipment Marketing Association) show in early November 2011.

This strategic distribution agreement gives Liquid Image the opportunity to remain focused on expanding product development and worldwide marketing while still reaching the range of the Dive Equipment retail shops which is dominated by local independent owners and regional chains.

At the 2011 DEMA show Liquid Image products will be on display at the Liquid Image booth 902 for demonstration and on sale at Trident booths 2527 - 2537. Trident will offer a Show Special on Liquid Image at the DEMA show. Order $500 in Liquid Image Product and receive 10% off. Select products will also be viewable at the New Product Showcase booth 901, Scuba Demonstration Pool 501, and at the Silent Auction 1209. The DEMA show will be held Nov 2nd-5th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Liquid Image, a leader in wearable technology, integrates cameras into sports equipment to record action on the go. The range of products addresses a growing consumer demand for hands free POV action video. The innovative concepts developed by Liquid Image, are quickly propelling the company to a leadership position in sport tech and wearable CE. The Liquid Image Xtreme Sport Cams  feature True POV footage, ergonomic design, ease of use, quality of craftsmanship and affordable price points.

The successful new line of consumer electronics/sport products fall under multiple channels of distribution, allowing for greater market flexibility. Liquid Image products have been distributed in over 100 countries and across multiple sales channels that include: Scuba, Sporting Goods, Powersports, Snow Sports, CE, Photo, Gift, Gadget, Marine, Resort and Rental markets.

Trident Diving Equipment will provide Liquid Image with the long standing relationships that US Dive retailers depend upon in testing new dive products and accessories. The company is in its 27th year, and has the largest selection of diving accessories in the world.

Trident Diving Equipment, located in Chatsworth, CA is the world’s largest supplier to retail stores and distributors of sport diving and watersports accessories. They stock over 5500 different products, and have them available for shipping within 24 hours most days of the year.

RFID Guides Employees at Company Parking Lots

Čtvrtek, Říjen 13th, 2011

Several Asian companies are installing an RFID-based solution to manage their parking lots that will instruct staff members where to park, help them find available spaces and light their way through the lots during dark days or evenings.

The system, supplied by Taiwanese RFID solutions provider Yoke Int’l-Com Corp.—commonly known as Yoke RFID—employs active RFID tags that can be carried by employees or attached to their vehicles, and is designed to provide not only lighting control and parking instruction, but also access control and historical records of workers’ arrival and departure times.

To date, one firm—which has asked to remain unnamed—has installed the system at its Taipei location, where it has approximately 1,000 spaces in which staff members and visitors can park their cars before entering the office. That solution has been in place since January 2011. About five additional companies intend to install the system in Taiwan and Mainland China by the end of next year, says Wilson Ting, Yoke’s marketing director.

Yoke RFID displayed the technology at its booth at Taitronics 2011, the 37th Taipei International Electronics Trade Show, being held this week.

With the system, a company provides each employee with a battery-powered 2.45 GHz Yoke RFID tag that is approximately the size of a credit card, but measures about one-third inch thick. The tag includes an RFID chip and an antenna, which transmits its proprietary air-interface protocol transmission.

Yoke’s RFID readers, which can interrogate tags at a distance of up to 80 meters, are then installed throughout a parking lot. To make location tracking more precise, the system includes repeaters equipped with both RFID technology and LED lights, which are then mounted above every parking space. Each repeater has a built-in active 2.45 GHz RFID transponder, as well as a blue LED light used to illuminate a parking space.

As an individual arrives at the parking lot at the start of a work shift, a reader located at the lot’s entrance captures the tag’s ID number—which the tag transmits 120 times per minute—and Yoke RFID software forwards that information to data-management software that interprets and stores data culled from every RFID read.

Typically, the user’s software links the tag’s ID number with that person’s ID or name. Yoke RFID can also provide such management software, Ting says, which can sit on a user’s database or on a hosted Web-based server. In the case of the first deployment, at the lot in Taipei, the firm has acquired data-management software from a local Taipei systems integrator.