Sponsored   The famous European wall art brand Startonight is now on the U.S. market.

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This Carolina Indigo Blue Washed Snap Shirt straight cut chambray is made with 100% Authentic American made fabric and is the perfect fitting shirt to wear while out on the town, and will still feel comfortable while munching on late night grub from The 5 Point Café.

We came across this company and fell in love with their American Shirting Collection.

About J Wingfield:
The J Wingfield Company weaves into its shirts the experience of four generations of American textile engineers. From the sourcing of fiber, through the spinning of yarn, weaving, finishing and sewing, the company’s passion is to deliver an American produced shirt of unparalleled fit, quality, and style. J Wingfield proudly manufactures its products in the USA and invites you to join us by weaving our shirts into your own American dream.

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How Important is Your Identity, to You?

by newswashington on April 21, 2015

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…How important is your identity, to you? Did you know you are walking around with your identity and financial information AT RISK?

Introducing a product that with keep your private information and identity SAFE: Cloak-It Card & Passport Covers.


The SECRET to securing your identity and credit data? Learn all you can about NFC Chip Cards: keep your credit and debit cards shielded! And, don’t forget about your passport!

Your search for the perfect RFID Shield is finally over! You now have an alternative to sleeves that disintegrate, are not effective and seams that come undone.

The premium materials, design and workmanship of Cloak-It Sleeves & Passport Protector Holders meet your needs and are within the standards on electromagnetically shielded sleeves for protecting from unauthorized NFC (Near Field Communication) intrusion and theft.

With the inner layers of copper paper and aluminum, the exterior made for durability, you’ll be pleased with these user-friendly sleeves.

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This Value Pack of Electromagnetic Shielding Sleeves includes 10 Sleeves for standard size credit cards, Driver’s License, School I.D., Access Cards, Transit Passes, etc. PLUS 2 standard-size US Passport sleeves.

With the 5.375″ x 3.686 measurements, the passport sleeves will accommodate many models of iPhone, Samsung including some Galaxy models, Motorola, Blackberry, Nokia, LG, Apple, some Sony, as well as many provider-specific models from Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon plus many others.

With so much coverage in one pack, you should go ahead and order extra Cloak-It packs as gifts for your world-traveler friends!

Order today during this price promotion and start protecting yourself in just a few short days!

You will receive your FREE eBook Comprehensive Guide to Consumer Safety in a couple of days after order confirmation of your Amazon.com purchase of Cloak-It Card & Passport protectors. This is a serious 100+ page booklet from GSA which offers education and contacts for every facet of our financial decisions. You have a choice on Amazon.com between 6 packs and 12 packs of Cloak it Card & Passport Covers PROTECT yourself and your family from un-necessary exposure to your security.

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6 Pack listing: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TI2QSA2

12 Pack listing: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S3H0VW4

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green_safety_sipper1_1…Did you know, FEMA states each person needs at least one gallon of clean, potable drinking water each day?

…Look around you, at the people in your daily world. How many gallons of filtered drinking water would it take to get just those people precious to you through the next 24 HOURS?

Safe drinking water is vital for survival. There are unpredictable things which could happen, from being stranded somewhere to a natural disaster hitting your area. Storing or carrying water supplies is nearly impossible and, there is also the possibility of the water to become contaminated. How can YOU insure to be prepared at all times?

blue_safety_sipper1_1Introducing: the new Safety Sipper™ – A personal water filter that is available for purchase online. Generally, water filters tend to be big, bulky and often require a power source. Nothing is needed for the Safety Sipper™ and it will filter up to 1,000 liters (That is 250 gallons)! The Safety Sipper™ is ideal for travel, hiking, camping, food storage, sports, outdoor enthusiasts, men, women, children and the elderly. The Safety Sipper™ personal water filter is the optimal choice for EVERYONE! Anytime, Anywhere…


both_safety_sippers1_1The recently launched water filter system – ‘Outdoor Water Straw Filter’ Safety Sipper™ is drawing the attention of users with its amazing blue and camouflage colors. The product is available on Amazon.com and comes with 2 FREE eBooks one, that acts as a guide for the users and the second is a survival tips eBook. The Water Straw Filter helps in making water cleaner and purer. Sources confirmed that Outdoor Water Straw Filter has special Sterilization mechanism. Whenever any bacteria cell comes in contact in water, the filter attacks them with the help of its high poly iodine resin. It destroys the bacterial enzymes such as pathogen organisms effectively and makes the water pure. It removes the bug, sediments, dust, algae and many other granular impurities.


The Safety Sipper™ filters can help in filtering 99.999 percent of parasites in waste water and bacteria to avoid dysentery. It can filter soiled water and purify it to sippers_5make it drinkable to help avoid a number of diseases such as typhoid, dysentery and cholera. The personal water filter system can stop amoebic dysentery and associated intestinal ailment. Since it has special activated carbon it helps in reducing the bad taste, and other toxic substances including Trihalogenated Methane, chlorine, organic chemistry possessions and other injurious substances.


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The HarmonyEdge™ Hunting Knife Sharpener

by newswashington on April 16, 2015


The HarmonyEdge™ is the perfect product for the kitchen counter as it is in the tackle box, hunting cabin, workshop or garage. A GREAT GIFT: Grab one for your honey back at headquarters too! Nicely packaged, stylishly at home in any décor'; handy, versatile and affordable Precise, two-stage sharpening in one unit. The coarse sharpening slot masterfully brings a blunt burred blade to a great smooth edge in seconds. Follow it up with the fine ceramic slot return them to top effectiveness. After you get the burrs and rolled edges taken care of, Quick and Easy Maintenance with a couple swipes in the “fine” slot after each use and you’re always ready to slice and dice.- A fantastic gift that is guaranteed to get used, suitable for all occasions – Birthdays, Christmas, Wedding gifts and a big hit for Outdoor Enthusiast.

Convenience: This mighty little sharpener fits conveniently in your utensil / knife drawer when not in use. With its compact design, the HarmonyEdge™ will easily stow away in your fishing, camping or hunting gear. 7-3/8 long X 2-3/8 tall X 1-7/8″ wide. Out in the field where you have no access to a bench and full size sharpening stones, this gem of a sharpener gets your blades back in shape SAFELY. The rubberized handle gives you a sure grip even when there is moisture.

This is also a handy item to pack with your water filter straw, hydration bladder and emergency survival food kit and supplies. A sharp knife is just as important as having enough fuel and fresh water to drink. Precise, two-stage sharpening in one knife sharpening unit. The coarse sharpening slot masterfully brings a blunt burred blade to a great smooth edge in seconds. Follow it up with the fine ceramic slot return them to top effectiveness. After you get the burrs and rolled edges taken care of, Quick and Easy Maintenance with a couple swipes in the “fine” slot after each use and you’re always ready to slice and dice.

The Right Choice for effective, efficient, convenient, safe and reliable sharpening for your home, office, cabin, camp or fishing boat. Pick up a few today so one will always be ready and waiting when you need it. Also, stash a few in your “oops, I forgot it was your birthday/anniversary/wedding shower” gift closet – or for your friends when they start begging for one of your HarmonyEdge™ Knife Sharpener’s!

IT WORKS ~ FAST and EASY: Two-stage process restores an effective edge to your blades in a snap. Best knife sharpener for the money – The HarmonyEdge™ knife sharpener’s




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The Finest Art producer “Made in Transylvania” steps on the American market and beats records on Amazon U.S.

From now on, the most extravagant and pretentious art lovers can be delighted.

Based on Eco-Light technology the Startonight Dual View paintings are brilliantly colored printings, with the unique property of glowing in the dark. In the presence of any source of light (natural – from the Sun, or artificial – from light bulbs), only 30 minutes would be enough for a painting to be fully charged with luminous energy. Then, when evening comes, it will radiate a warm and discreet light.

More than 1.000 products can be found on amazon website.

About us:
With two factories in Romania and one in Poland and in collaboration with the most famous designers, Startonight conquested the European Market by its presence in all dedicated markets.

Ina Grecu
PR Manager
Startonight Chemie SRL

Email: office@startonight.ro
Country: Romania
Website: www.startonight.ro


Contact No: +40.744.522.000





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Great Wedding Cities in Washington State

by newswashington on April 2, 2015

When most people think of the state of Washington, the very first city that comes to mind is Seattle. Though Seattle is a great city, there are several other great cities where couples can get married. Washington State as a whole is home to some of the most scenic views and picturesque landscapes that one could imagine, so pretty much anywhere that you can stand is a great place to get married. But to get you the best bang for your buck, here are a few of my personal favorite choices.


This one should go without saying, but others may say that it’s not stated enough. Seattle is one of the best places on Earth to have a wedding, so of course it tops this list. Whether you’re into the hipster style wedding scene or you just want something classy and elegant, Seattle has the perfect venue for you. Best of all, the international airport means that family and friends can fly in from out of state without too much hassle or too many outrageous costs.


Spokane is much more rural and naturally beautiful than Seattle, and that can make it an ideal place for a wedding. You won’t be bound by the rules and restrictions you find in the larger cities so you’ll be able to use sparklers at your wedding without any problems. If you opt to have your wedding in Spokane, you should probably consider having it outdoors as your first choice. With so much natural beauty around, you can save a lot of money versus trying to decorate the inside of a reception hall.


This is another great outdoor wedding city in Washington, but for its very own reasons. You won’t get a better view of the mountain from anywhere, and it is the [perfect backdrop while you’re saying your vows. Also, with the vast amount of waterways in the area, you can get out to do some fishing or grab a few kayaks and paddle around. If getting into nature is part of your wedding plans, then Tacoma should be the first place you check out.


As the capital of Washington, Olympia is the perfect blend of everything that makes our state so magnificent. You have the elegance and class of a major city, the friendliness and charm of a small town, and the scenic beauty of Washington’s finest offerings. Olympia truly is the melting pot of everything related to Washington, so it is a fantastic spot to have your wedding. As an added bonus, it’s much cheaper in Olympia than it is Seattle, so you can get a lot more for your money. Happy planning!

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Classic Rock band based out of Chicago has original songs about America being at “Crossroads” with the “White Horse Rider” on guitar riffs. Other songs include “By the River,” “Ride the Bus,” and “Hope.” Reminding all to “Keep Movin’ On,” “Still Believe,” and “Come with Me,”



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SINGAPORE, Singapore, Mar. 9th, 2015 – RS Trader, a commission-based Forex trading provider with over 30 years of experience, is pleased to announce that it has consistently provided its clients with an ROI of 5 to 37% from deposited funds for its clients Forex investments.

The leadership of RS Trader has once again proved it is leading the pack by providing investors with some of the greatest returns the Forex market has to offer. Winners of the Star Performance Award, Best Foreign Exchange Trader, Best Managed Fund, Trader Excellence Award and Best Social Trader Award, RS Trader provides its clients with professional trading strategies by utilizing innovative solutions that are second to none. Backed by reliable service and investments that are protected, it is no wonder why RS Rater has risen so quickly to achieve maximum success.

With over 30 years of combined experience, RS Trader provides Forex services delivering return targets of 5 to 37% of a clients balance with a maximum drawdown of 30. Profit is taken on the first day of each week and is closed positively at the end of each week. Trading is executed by postponed warrants via Asian trading sessions of which reduce risk and increase efficiency. All trades placed through RS Raters are under strict monitoring and support by the company’s risk management decision to ensure safety with every trade. Subscription to the company’s signal is free until the trader turns a profit, at which time the client can decide if they would like to continue with RS Trader.

“Just last week a trader of ours made a profit of over $250K, from only a weeks worth of trades, he was ecstatic” quoted Chris Yao, co-founder of RS Trader. “Having witnessed the recipe of successful Forex trading in my first 7 years of the financial markets, I decided to open RS Trader to help others make money, while making myself and my colleagues a lot of money”. “I partner with some of the top traders in the industry to provide our clients with the best ROI”. “Anyone seeking to make extra money from the Forex market should definitely give us a try because we will easily provide you with a return on your investment that will secure you as a long-term client of ours”.

About RS Trader: Based in Singapore and built upon a board of some of the industry’s brightest professionals, RS Trader provides its clients with successful trading strategies by using their experience, tips and due diligence in profitable Forex trades for its clients. Becoming a client of RS Trader entitles you to returns of 5 to 37% whilst ensuring trading safety, professionalism and an overall profitable and pleasant Forex experience.

For more information on RS Trader, or to become a client, please go to: http://www.rstrader.net

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Improving spelling by working in pairs

by newswashington on February 7, 2015


Improving Spelling by Working in Pairs

Many students struggle with spelling, but it can also be a struggle for a teacher to make sure that each student in the class is participating. Placing students in pairs to pronounce, spell and correct their own errors can reduce anxiety for being singled out and can allow you to target certain vocabulary words during a lesson.

This activity uses teaching materials that make it fun for children to put together words from their component letters (and associated phonemes).

1) Prepare your materials and lists

After your lesson presenting new spellings and vocabulary, you can prepare lists of the words in a sheet of paper made at random. Each word should be numbered, because your students will be reading it out loud later and you need to make sure that each group is working on different words. For more ideas, you could look at some spelling worksheets to group your words by sounds and common problem areas.

Then, on another sheet of paper, type up the entire alphabet in a grid with large fonts. Leave enough room around the letters so you can cut them out into even squares.

Make enough copies for your class.

2) Print, cut, and separate

If your printer can print onto cardboard or cardstock, all you need to do is to cut out the letters into individual squares. Else, you may have to spend some more time gluing them into pieces more easily handled.

If you have access to a small card-sized laminating machine, you may be better off laminating each letter individually. If you can laminate an entire sheet at once, then cut the sheet only after lamination and glue each letter square together. It will save on materials, if not on time.

Now separate the letters and the guides into envelopes. Make sure each envelope has enough letters to form all the words in the sheet.

3) Providing instructions

Break up your class into groups of two. Give each group a word list and an envelope of letters. Explain how the activity works:

  • One person will be reading the words out loud.
  • The other person will use the letters to spell them out.
  • The one reading out loud may not help with the spelling. They have to pronounce the word clearly several times, then move on once their partner has laid out the letters into a word.
  • After the words have all been spelled out, the one who was not reading aloud takes the paper to see if they made any errors that need to be corrected. Now they can switch roles with another word list.

4) Monitor participation and assist as necessary

Walk around the room to keep the students focused on their tasks and communicate that cheating is undesirable and unnecessary. Errors are fine as long as they are corrected in a timely manner. The class-wide activity should only take about fifteen minutes at the most.

This method can be used for any spelling or vocabulary learning list you may need to review through the year. Try also using colorful spelling books instead of lists, to increase their enjoyment of the activity.

About the author:

3Emily Ko is co-founder of ReachingTeachers.com.au and a passionate primary school teacher. She loves to hear from teachers, tweet her at @reach_teachers or like her page on Facebook for updates and special offers.

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Top 20 Education Technology Tools for Teachers in 2015

by newswashington on January 9, 2015




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As teachers, we may often feel as if dealing with our workload is like trying to keep our head above the rising tide. It has lulls and it has its moments of frantic activity, but what’s most tiring is how any free time can’t be enjoyed in the dread of the upcoming piles of lesson plans, tests to grade, student performance to evaluate, and to find new ways of improving learning outcomes as the parents and the administration demand.

But does it have to be this way? Teachers have long struggled with the sheer lack of hours in the day and the budget for tools make lessons truly memorable and effective for students. Teachers do not need to solve everything alone, however. Now there are new apps, websites and online education technology tools that can help educators organize classroom activities, automate workflows, and encourage student involvement in civic affairs.

Here are twenty of the most useful new apps, websites and online communities for teachers this 2015.

Learning resources

  • HowStuffWorks
    The website hosts thousands of topics with video and illustrations to allow anyone learn more about how everything works. Find answers on everything from “What if we had no Moon?” to “How does bug spray work?” and other interesting questions that will get your students interested in expanding their breadth of knowledge.
  • Exploratorium
    San Francisco’s Museum of Science, Art and Human Participation, Exploratorium has a website with plenty of links to fun online science activities.
  • Hippocampus
    The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education provides a voluminous free selection of multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students.
  • Fun Brain
    An online games portal with a focus on games that have educational value. Teachers can find games and curriculum teaching aids that will help with whatever subject matter.
  • Cool Math
    Here you’ll find an extensive collection of educational games making the learning of math fun for all ages. It also contains activity templates and suggestions for teachers and parents about encouraging good study habits.
  • Spelling City
    Free vocabulary, spelling, writing, and other language learning games for all ages. It also offers a mobile app for easier access to its teaching resources on the go.
  • MusicTheory
    Free animated lessons, exercises and tools for instructing the fundamentals of music in a quick, easy-to-use website. Also provides mobile apps for offline access.
  • Raz Kids
    The site provides a full reading curriculum course with hundreds of animated audio books, interactive quizzes, and detailed online assessments for teachers and parents about particular reading skills.
  • Scholastic Kids Press Corps
    News by kids for kids, it encourages students to learn reporting, express themselves better, and for teachers to involve current events into their teaching. Students get to establish themselves
  • iCivics
    Teaches students about civics and encourages them to participate in democracy by playing the role of the president and the government.
  • Collaborize Classroom
    A free online collaborative platform that enhances classroom instruction with the ability to set up discussions, upload resources, launch projects, and creates automatic reports and student portfolios that make grading easier.
  • Weebly
    A free and easy way for teachers and students to create a classroom site and blog to connect with students and parents about their scholastic activities. Students can also sign up for free and create free sites of their own.
  • Challenge Yourself to Blog
    This site challenges and instructs students to create and blog and develop a world-wide audience, and to be inspired and inspire others by showing what they can do instead of just limiting the results of the projects to their teacher and classmates.
  • Scratch
    MIT’s colorful drag-n-drop programming language teaches kids about basic conditional logic and programming concepts and invites them and teachers to create interactive stories, music, games, and online art.
  • Schoology
    A learning management system that makes online education a collective effort by empowering teachers to share and collaborate on any device. It provides website and cloud hosting, course templates and shared resources, and social media features.
  • Edmodo
    With 42 million teachers, students and parents, it is a collaboration hub that provides customized online classrooms and connects teachers to share their methods for improved learning outcomes.
  • Epic Ed Community
    This community assists and empowers educators, technology facilitators and school administrations as they undergo the digital transition within their schools and districts.
  • Computing ++
    This site helps teachers learn and teach about computing and computer science problem-solving methods.
  • Lifepulp
    Become inspired by this social networking site that aims to help individuals better their lives and reach their goals through its assembly of motivational and inspirational content. Find real-life stories and advice to lift you up when things start to seem overwhelming.
  • PLP Network
    A community that concerns itself with Problem-based Learning and fostering initiative and inquiry learning from students, they present a collection of connected learning practices that can be applied immediately into the classroom.


Can you think of any not included in this list? Post your comments below so all teachers can be more effective!

Emily Ko is a primary school teacher, co-founder of http://ReachingTeachers.com.au, and a regular contributor to top education sites around the world.

Follow her on twitter at @reach_teachers!

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