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Is the Valentine One a bargain now?

Is the Valentine One a bargain now?

I remember buying my first radar detector about 10 years ago when I first started driving.  It was a Bel 926.  The Bel 926 was an entry level model, but not the lowest in the range.  At that time, it cost me $129 from Circuit City.  This was a time when laser was still in its infancy and was pretty much nowhere to be found in New Jersey.  All the towns around me used either X or K band, and most of the time they left the radar guns on constantly.  While the 926 was an entry level model, it did pretty well at detecting X and K band and it saved me a bunch of times.

Unfortunately the detector died before I had it very long.  Since I was still in the return period, I was able to return it to Circuit City.  I decided I wanted to get a higher performing model, so I scoured the internet looking for reviews.  If I remember correctly, the top models at the time were the Beltronics 980, the Valentine One, and an Escort model (don’t remember the number, it was 7500 I think).  At the time, no other manufacturer even came close to the Valentine One’s $400 price tag.  For me, and for many of the reviews I remember reading, people had a hard time justifying the $400 price tag as the competitors sub $200 detectors were almost as sensitive.  I eventually decided to go with the Bel 950, but that’s not the point of this article.

Nowadays, Beltronics and Escort both have the best radar detector that cost more than the Valentine One, with the Escort Redline coming it at a whopping $500!  While people go back and forth on which radar detector has better range, the fact of the matter is that both will warn you far before you get to the radar source.  Each unit has it’s PROs and CONs, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t want to argue about those in this post.  The fact of the matter is that the Valentine One is no longer the only astronomically priced for the best radar detectors for 2017.  10 years ago the Valentine One cost $399, and today it still costs the same price even though the unit has been upgraded over and over again and is still one of the top performing units out there.  While $399 is still up there in price, it’s no longer the highest out there and can now be considered a bargain when comparing the price to the Escort Redline, Beltronics STi Driver, and the Escort Passport 9500ix.  Can we consider the Valentine One a bargain nowadays?

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More Funding For School Arts Programs, Less For Sports

More Funding For School Arts Programs, Less For Sports

As the cradle of mankind, Kenya has an amazingly rich national and cultural heritage. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) last week released its 2014-2018 forward work plan The work plan confirms the June media release that arts and sport data will disappear from the ABS-funded component of culture, sport and recreation statistics collection as part of ongoing expenditure reductions of A$50 million over three years started under the previous Labor government.

Schools facing budget shortfalls immediately take an axe to funding for the arts because doing the same to sports programs would be sacrilege (unless, of course, you’re talking about women’s sports programs). Whether you plan to get yourself fit and healthy or just have fun and meet people, Longridge Sport & Arts Centre has all you need to do that. In the 2011- 2012 school year, JHS 144’s performing arts team presented our community with the exciting production of Bye Bye Birdie! Maybe if the arts were put on the same level as sports on the Olympic stage, these reflexive cuts would be reconsidered. Join one of the many sport event teams available at Longridge Sport & Arts Centre. Sports programs often involve rough physical contact that can lead to bodily injury.sports and arts

French Woods Sports and Arts Center is one of a dozen coed sleep-away camps in the USA that are specifically for teenagers. The Sports Show” features photographs from the MIA’s collection and other cultural institutions, together with mass media photographs, televisions clips, movies, installations, and videos. Of the 62 policies/discussion papers that the Coalition took to the 2013 federal election, not one referred to the arts or sport. Usually with it being so hot during the summer, the Camp Director likes to add water play when the campers go outside. All this and more rolled up together into one incredible Summer Camp experience. The loss of the arts and sports data is compounded by the loss of the module on volunteering, which has documented the changing nature of volunteering over time. Yet when school budgets shrink, the first thing that gets cut is the arts – as if it’s merely a disposable afterthought to education.

These are powerful artistic images and objects in their own right; at the same time, they communicate a broader social, political, and cultural significance through the mass spectacle that we know as sports. To find out more about our facilities or to attend any of the classes then please contact Longridge Sport & Arts Centre over at our contact page. Arts programs like theater, dance, band, and chorus teach students to sharpen their skills while working toward a shared goal. The implications are significant where for example the ABS General Social Survey under social conditions” no longer makes any reference to arts or sport data. Extended-care camp is offered ONLY in conjunction with MEGA Sports and Arts Camp, June 20-24. Easily find the Sport & Arts Centre, simply enter your address or postcode below for directions. Sports and art and culture …

The Most Annoying Features of Brothers

The Most Annoying Features of Brothers

 

A brother is no doubt a blessing but sometimes he is no less than a curse. We all have a love hate relationship with our brothers. And the hate thing here also is another extended form of our unconditional love for him. He is an annoying creature whose sole aim is to disrupt our peace. Here are some funny annoying features that every brother of the world holds sternly.

 

They are very good at stealing and later claiming authority on the stolen thing:

These brothers steal everything from their elder siblings. Clothes are most often stolen by them and it seems like they are especially skilled in this art. Why I am calling it stealing because they would never seek your permission before taking your things. When you are searching for that blue t-shirt, he comes in wearing that! And then he will fight with you saying that this shirt belongs to him. After making up your mind to donate that favorite shirt to him, you suddenly discover he almost tore that shirt and that makes you mad again. And this war of clothes would continue.

Brothers interfere a lot in your personal affairs:

Suppose you have started dating a guy off late and it is your brother who is going to find out every unwanted news about that guy. He may eavesdrop what you are talking over phone in your balcony or under the blanket. He would ask you many questions about the background of that guy and would also threaten you that he is going to kill this guy. In short your privacy of a love life is gone when you have such a wonderful brother!

Sharing all your secrets at every gathering:

We all have secrets and some of them are really bad! Especially your childhood nickname which pains you or the incident when you were punished in school – all these tales would come back when you are with your gang of best friends in your home. Your brother would try to overshare these secret stories and make your life a living hell. Amidst all these stupid things he does to make you uncomfortable in front of people, you never fail to send rakhi gifts for brother in India because you love this nature.

Prattling to mom:
He would always blackmail you by taking the name of mom. He wants his homework to be done by you and you are not ready for it. Ok so he would bring up those sin stories that you did last summer and make you work his homework. Even in dinner table also he would drop a hint that you have done something wrong and make you the villain of home. When both of you are away from home, he would always talk about you and your life style to your mom over phone. This “telling mom” card is always safely used by him.

Sinful acts are easier for him to get away with:
When you commit a …

National Art Education Association

National Art Education Association

Red Hook Community Justice Center JustArts Photography program with Teaching Artist Brenna McLaughlin. Minnesota schools are doing much better than schools in some other states when it comes to arts education. Engaging with regional, state-level, and national arts and education organizations to develop, align, and promote policies to support K-12 arts education. Transportation and tuition assistance made possible in part by First Niagara Foundation, Dan and Joan Silna, and the Williams Endowed Education Fund at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Our municipal, education, and state leaders need to know about the impact the arts have on young peoples’ lives and that they must support the arts in every district and every school in America. The Department of Art and the Department of Performing Arts with the School of Education.

In 2001, the California Board of Education set standards at each grade level for what students should know and be able to do in music, visual arts, theater, and dance, but a statewide study in 2006, by SRI International , found that 89 percent of K-12 schools failed to offer a standards-based course of study in all four disciplines.

Public schools (pre-Kindergarten – grade 12), principals, teachers, alternative education sites for special needs students, cultural organizations with arts education programs for schools, community service organizations that provide arts programming, individuals trained to implement arts education programs, and professional artists interested in working in educational settings.arts and education

A 2006 national survey by the Center on Education Policy , an independent advocacy organization in Washington, DC, found that in the five years after enactment of NCLB, 44 percent of districts had increased instruction time in elementary school English language arts and math while decreasing time spent on other subjects.arts and education

In the new law, the arts remain a well-rounded” subject and are empowered to be central to a child’s education in our public schools. The Network’s Steering Committee has approved a 7-point Public Policy Agenda These are actions that can be taken by state and school district officials to support arts education. We believe so much in arts education that we’re determined to get it in every school at an affordable price! New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has made arts education a priority in his school reform plans, and the city has launched sweeping initiatives to connect more students with the city’s vast cultural resources. To advocate for a connected curriculum that targets deeper understanding in and through the arts. In 2002, C/SPA was recognized at a national symposium of the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) for its outstanding partnership between the arts community and the school district.arts and education

Ministry Of Sports, Culture & The Arts

Ministry Of Sports, Culture & The Arts

Have you been thinking about getting fit, starting an exercise program, and living a healthier lifestyle? The film is devoted to showing how theater departments from regional Pennsylvania schools compete for the annual Freddy Awards (a live television event broadcast from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania) that recognize excellence in high school musical theater productions.sports and arts

As with all public funded programs there is the possibility that Sports & Arts In Schools Foundation’s funding could be cut or delayed. Nestled comfortably on 170 pristine acres in the Catskill Mountains, French Woods Sports and Arts Center offers the perfect balance of Summer Camp in the mountains with clean living and modern facilities. Sports programs often produce extremely competitive students whose careers may peak early in life.

In California, Assembly Bill 2446, awaiting signature by the Governor, will do away with arts education as a graduation requirement for high school vocational students (the theory behind the bill is that making the arts an elective will reduce drop-out rates).

In 2013, the commitment to arts programming expanded, leading to a new name: the After School Sport and Arts Initiative, or ASSAI. The club will work on creative thinking skills, encourage teamwork, and provide students with enriched learning experiences in the area of performing arts. Miami is increasingly recognized as a vibrant, growing business center for the entertainment, arts and sports industries, and particularly as a gateway to Latin America. The annual Ministerial Golf Day, a precursor to the SA Sports Awards took place in Bloemfontein. Read employee reviews and ratings on Glassdoor to decide if Sports & Arts In Schools Foundation is right for you. Hightown Community Sports and Arts Centre shares its facilities with local schools and clubs, providing a wide range of sport, leisure and arts activities to meet the needs of the community.sports and arts

While the federal government does not have responsibility for delivery of arts and sport facilities and programs at grassroots level (since this falls largely to state/territory and local governments and the not-for-profit sector) it has been widely accepted, at least since the 1980s, that data on participation levels should be collected at national level.sports and arts

Arts Education Tennessee Arts Education

Arts Education Tennessee Arts Education

Whether you are a student, educator, parent, or principal, you can find a way to celebrate the arts in education during National Arts in Education Week. Since 1996, C/SPA has expanded arts education for all students in the Sarasota County Public Schools; secured funding for new programs and equipment for Sarasota County Public Schools; and developed new arts education programs and created positions for additional arts teachers.arts and education

Presentations: The AIE Coordinator gives talks about the Arts Education Program, grant writing, and Arts Education resources (local, statewide, national) to faculty, school boards, PTO’s, organizations, and anyone interested in the benefits of having strong arts programs in schools.arts and education

The creation of the Network is one of the recommendations included in the Creating Pennsylvania’s Future Through the Arts and Education, a report published in March 2012 by The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC) EPLC provides staff and other support for the Network.

Horne, a classically trained pianist and founder of the Phoenix Baroque Ensemble, hasn’t yet achieved his objective, but he has made progress: He pushed through higher standards for arts education, appointed an arts specialist in the state Department of Education, and steered $4 million in federal funds under NCLB to support arts integration in schools throughout the state.

Nearly every school now offers at least some arts instruction and cultural programming, yet in 2007-08, only 45 percent of elementary schools and 33 percent of middle schools provided education in all four required art forms, according to an analysis by the New York City Department of Education , and only 34 percent of high schools offered students the opportunity to exceed the minimum graduation requirement.arts and education