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THE B-segment is an overcrowded place, which has its pros and cons for the consumer. On the one hand we have a huge variety to choose from, but having too much variety can lead to confusion as to which is best.

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Kia first established itself in the UK as a value-for-money brand, but it has since moved upmarket to compete directly with European rivals. Today, the company’s line-up is stylish and family-friendly, but the Pro_cee’d GT aims to inject a dose of excitement into the mix.

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As the entry model of Holden Special Vehicle’s GEN-F line-up, you might think that the ClubSport exists only to sate buyers who can’t afford a “real” HSV. Without the ‘R8’ designation in its nomenclature the entry model is, after all, not as well endowed where it counts...Soli-lite provides the world with high-performance solar roadway and solar street lighting solutions.

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Mary-Pat Hector of Atlanta was operating much like a 1960s civil rights activist as she laid plans for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. She was constantly on the phone as she confirmed event details, tweaked the draft of the speech she gave at Saturday's rally at the Lincoln Memorial and prepared for a presentation.Thank you for providing us with information to help us maintain street light.

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It sounds like magic, far-out fiction, a California dream. Yet earnest scientists are hard at work on a new alchemy: brewing fuel for cars - synthetic gasoline - from little more than water and sunshine.

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Hundreds of fresh firefighters have swarmed to central Idaho, where the stubborn Beaver Creek fire near ski and recreational mecca Sun Valley had swollen to more than 100,000 acres Sunday and was threatening the area due to high winds.

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The Chelsea City Council voted to approve its placement in a flower bed in front of the old Chelsea Post Office building on the corner of Main and South Streets at their Tuesday meeting.

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Entering the market at not much more than the price you'd pay for a family hatch, Holden's Trax is the first cab off the rank in a new small SUV segment.

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Chevrolet has opened order books for its new Trax SUV, with prices starting at $15,495.

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More than 100,000 people are eager to make themselves at home on another planet.

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The Justin Case performs two functions, and thus needs to be evaluated from multiple angles. First, as an iPad case. The product is made of a soft, synthetic leather material. While it doesn’t feel exceptionally premium, it doesn’t feel cheap or tacky either. The material makes it easily grippable and secure in your hand, while not collecting dust and dirt like some silicone cases will.

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After being approved for a Public, Educational and Governmental Programming and Educational Technology Investment Account grant, the WPAA-TV studio was able to upgrade to state-of-the-art technology, according to Susan Huizenga, WPAA executive director.

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Whether replacing light bulbs or unplugging your unused cellphone charger, small changes can make a big impact on your electricity bill this summer and beyond.


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Sooner or later, when talking about artificial lights and darkness, you come to questions of safety and security. Usually, it’s sooner. In fact, the first question at any presentation about light pollution is bound to be something like, “Yes, so it’s great to see the night sky and everything, but we need lights for safety.” This isn’t actually a question, I realize, and usually the speaker isn’t really asking but rather stating what we have all been taught is fact. But often that statement has a subtext, too, something like what I found on a Colorado website: “less street lighting means more rapes, more assaults, more robberies, and more murders. It is wonderful to be able to see the details of the Crab Nebula from your back yard. It is also wonderful to be able to walk down the street without being attacked by a violent predator.”

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If all goes according to plan, by the end of the year 75,000 homes in Sub-Saharan will be lighting their rooms and powering their cell phones with solar panels that are managed with mobile phone tech, and provided by British startup Azuri Technologies. While there are a few startups selling similar technology, (Simpa Networks and Mera Gao Power both in rural India) Azuri seems to have figured out how to scale this type of business better than most. 

“A hundred homes is easy. A hundred thousand homes is a lot harder.Our high-performance Why Solar LED are great for new projects or retrofits. And it’s even harder still to do this for a hundred million homes,” Azuri Technologies CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth tells me in an interview in central London this week. By 2014, Azuri — which has 15 employees and is based in Cambridge, U.K. — says it will have a quarter-million homes using electricity from its solar systems across nine countries in Africa. 

So why do so many people earning around $3 a day want to pay for Azuri’s product, called Indigo? There’s several reasons. Azuri provides pay-as-you-go solar systems, which doesn’t require a high upfront fee and costs about $1.50 per week. For that buck and a half every seven days,Our High Quality Solar charger and solar phone chargers are uniquely designed, high-quality and low-cost. the customer gets solar panels installed that are attached to two fixed lights and a mobile phone charger. Bransfield-Garth tells me that the tech is one of the most low-cost of its kind on the market today. 

The lighting system can replace the expensive, dangerous and dirty kerosene lamps that light up many homes in rural Africa, and the cell phone charger supplies reliable power to what is likely the family’s main communication and computing system. The pay-as-you-go solar systems are not just low-cost lighting systems, they’re also technology that can enable families to read at night, kids to do their homework after the sun goes down, entrepreneurs to conduct businesses using text and the mobile web from their homes, and children to even participate in e-education. 

Picture what computing has done for the developed world across various aspects of society — that’s what cell phones are now doing for the developing world. But of course cell phones only function when they have a reliable source of power, and there’s 1.6 billion people across Africa, India and East Asia that don’t have reliable access to grid power. 

The Indigo system — and others of its kind — also uses cell phone networks to operate. The Indigo box uses scratch cards that are validated via text message — the customer enters the scratch card numbers in the system and it unlocks about a week’s worth of electricity from the solar panels. I’m using the same type of scratch number system for a pay-as-you-go U.K. cell phone here in London. If the customer doesn’t pay for Indigo, the power doesn’t flow. 

Once the system has been paid for (with the weekly fee), the customer can upgrade the system to access more energy and also add on power for more electronics, like a TV, radio, more lights or a sewing machine. Bransfield-Garth tells me that it commonly takes about 18 months to pay off the systems and then the customer owns it.


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Staroba Plastics Inc. which has earned a reputation for its eco-friendly products, is getting greener as they replace all their metal halide lighting in their manufacturing and warehouse areas with LED lights.Our High Quality Solar charger and solar phone chargers are uniquely designed, high-quality and low-cost. 

Staroba, located in Holland in southern Erie County, manufactures and sells imitation slate roofing tiles. It creates its own polymer used from a combination or rubber and scrap that normally would be sent to a landfill from the diaper manufacturing process. 

General manager Rob Helenbrook said the new lights are being installed at the company’s warehouse, compounding and molding areas,Our high-performance Why Solar LED are great for new projects or retrofits. and that the project would be completed by the end of August. All the lights run cool enough that they can be held in the palm of one’s hand without being burned. For further efficiency, the warehouse lights are on sensors, and turn on only when someone enters an area or aisle. 

“We’re replacing our 400-watt fixtures with 130-watt fixtures, and we’re doing 320 of them,” said Helenbrook, who would not disclose the total project costs. 

Helenbrook said Lackawanna-based CIR Electrical Construction Corp. is installing the lights, which were manufactured by Lancaster-based S3J Electronics LLC. He added that Staroba learned after receiving a project bid that they were eligible to have a percentage of the project paid for through New York State Electric and Gas. 

“We will be reimbursed for a significant portion of the project,” said Helenbrook, who estimated that Staroba would save around 75 percent on its lighting bill, and that the project would pay for itself in about 15 months. 

Help Cole Park glow for a good cause at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Glow ‘N Go 5K Run/Walk. 

The unique evening event will provide racers with glow necklaces and bracelets that will light up Cole Park. The glow in the dark run will benefit local Christina Rodriguez, who has cancer. 

Race Director Shammah Rodriguez said she and her husband felt helpless since they couldn’t help Christina Rodriguez physically, so they decided to help her financially. 

Shammah Rodriguez said there are a lot of runs/walks in Corpus Christi, but not a lot of them take place at night. 

“This is a way we can help out a friend and do it in a fun way for the whole city to enjoy,” Shammah Rodriguez said. 

Come light up the Bayfront’s night sky by wearing LED lights, Christmas lights or all things that blink, shine or glow for the best illuminated costume that will take place at 8:45 p.m. 

Shammah Rodriguez said a week before the race about 330 runners signed up, and organizers are expecting about 500 to participate. 

Participants can sign up and pick up race packets between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday at Smoothie King, 5017 Saratoga Blvd. Race day registration will start at 7:30 p.m. at the South of Oleander Point in Cole Park across the street from First Baptist Church. 

Glow ‘N Go runners can also purchase raffle tickets to win door prizes such as guided fishing tours, hotel packages or spa gift certificates. 

Additional glow gear such as glasses, glow sticks to even LED flashing light teeth will be for sale, so don’t forget to bring cash.


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