How to make a summertime drink a friend of mine invented
It’s summertime and not surprisingly, convertible sales are up. While nothing beats driving around with the top down, exactly how safe are convertibles when compared to a regular car? For the first time ever, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted crash tests on convertibles. To earn the top award, a vehicle had to have good ratings in all three Institute crash tests, front, side and rear. Among ten mid-sized models tested, the best performers were the Saab 9-3 and the Volvo C70. Both of which earned the overall Top Pick for crash protection.
That means, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, these two convertibles are actually safer in many ways, than many vehicles they’ve tested with fixed roofs. Automakers from Saab say they compensated for the absence of the roof by reinforcing the windshield header rail, the A-pillars, and also made the door sills wider and larger than in a regular sedan.
In addition, to be a Top Pick the Institute had an extra requirement for convertibles – a roll bar system – as rollovers are the deadliest situation for convertibles. The Saab 9-3 has a supplemental restraint system that is designed to anticipate and react to a potential rollover situation.
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A song for summertime, accompanied by East German TV dance show footage
It's estimated Americans make 360 million visits a year to pools and water parks during the summertime. While most of these trips are undoubtedly fun, an increasing number result in swimmers getting sick -- with respiratory illnesses, eye infections, ear-nose-throat infections and skin and mucosal infections, among the most common. The good news: a little prevention, compliments of both common sense and improved water technologies, can stem the tide.
Both the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organizations have set standards for water quality at recreational water venues. The experts say there are a variety of steps pools can take to meet these new guidelines and reduce the risk of recreational water illnesses (RWIs).
- Ensuring rest rooms are located nearby the pool
- Ensuring shower areas are available for swimmers to rinse off before heading into the water
- Using automated and computerized aquatic management systems to test and monitor the water for things like ph and cholorine levels
- Conducting manual spot checks of water
- Ensuring only children with diapers designed for swimming are allowed in the water
Health experts encourage swimmers to ask questions of pool staff if they have any concerns about the water quality.
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he's enjoying the summertime cause he gets to play in the water almost every day!
New Research Shows Cranberries Can be a Natural and Effective Tool for Food Safety
With summertime cookouts in full swing, soaring temperatures and inadequate food preparation and storage can turn your basic BBQ into a food safety fiasco. Now there's a new weapon in the fight against food borne illness the cranberry. New research suggests cranberries not only protect your body from bacteria but your burgers too!
In what is thought to be an unusual combination, cranberries and hamburgers have come together to create a perfect defense against food borne illness. Every year, an estimated 76 million cases of food borne illness and 5,000 associated deaths occur in the United States. Bacteria grow rapidly between 40 and 140 degrees F and can double every 15 minutes at room temperature and become 4 million bacteria in only 8 hours. While chemical additives have traditionally been used to preserve food, more and more consumers are seeking natural alternatives, such as cranberries.
Summertime in Tokyo, and in the middle of the Obon holiday week a lot of Tokyoites have left town for the countryside, leaving a strangely empty city behind. Those who stick around or come in from the countryside pack just about every tourist spot to the gills
Visitors get a kick out seeing moose walking around and among us in the summertime. They are so big! Ha!
This is the "Pineta della Feniglia", the 6-miles long trail that crosses the Feniglia peninsula, in Orbetello, Tuscany (Italy).
The road runs across pine trees, and you can reach the sea on a side, and the internal lagoon on the other side. This is also part of the Argentario complex, a must-see in Tuscany, especially in summertime.
Seal around rig in summertime
The Institute of Ecotourism on Portal Lane offers fun for the entire family with exciting interactive exhibits, seminars and workshops, Youth Adventure programs, an internet facility and a bookstore! Also, enjoy the indoor and outdoor theaters! In the summertime, enjoy a night of family fun with the outdoor Film Series in the Hart Garden. The Institute of Ecotourism at Portal Lane - entertainment AND education for the whole family!
Any girl can turn heads with a head-to-toe natural glow with these special tips from L’Oréal Paris Consulting Makeup Artist Collier Strong. With the full array of L’Oréal Paris products at his fingertips, Collier uses the coolest new cosmetics to achieve gorgeous skin, enchanting eyes, and an overall look that makes a summery statement:
ACHIEVE THE SUMMER GLOW:
Sun-kissed skin is always a summer trend. Whether you want a touch of color or an all-over glow, L’Oréal Paris has products that help mimic a stunning golden bronze without exposure to the sun’s damaging rays. Use L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes for the Face and Bare Naturale Gentle Mineral Blush in Shimmering Bronze. This great self-tanner and bronzy blush combination brings out the golden girl in even the palest faces.
SOFTEN YOUR LOOK:
L’Oréal Paris has perfected the right formula for summertime simplicity. For a natural, alluring eye, try Bare Naturale Mineral Eyeshadow, a soft, powder shadow that adds subtle color. Finish the look with summer’s essential full eyelashes, achieved with either L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara or Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara for definition.
BRING IT DOWN TO EARTH:
As the temperature rises, brights are out and earth tones are in. This summer, Collier achieves the look of effortless natural beauty with products that enhance natural features, without overpowering them. Make the lips the focus with L’Oréal Paris Infallible Lipgloss in shades ranging from nude to bronze to peach. Color and shine last up to six hours to keep lips looking fresh all day.
Check out L’Oréal Paris on the web at www.lorealparisusa.com for more information.
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elcome to Stonewall Ranch, a prestigious neighborhood in North San Antonio located near Interstate 10 and the Dominion Country Club. An easy drive to shopping, employers and renowned attractions like Fiesta Texas and Sea World. This stunning 4 bedroom, 3 bath home boasts exquisite curb appeal and is on a lush greenbelt. Beautiful custom stonework abounds, and raised flower beds accent the front. The kitchen is highlighted by the open design with a large island and abundant cabinet space. Relax in the spacious living room with custom fireplace. The floors are covered with dramatic ceramic tile providing a Southwestern flair. Indulge yourself in the master bedroom that includes huge master bath. The large game room is ready for a pool table, plasma TV and couch, a playroom for men of all ages. The gigantic stone and brick patio is the perfect gathering place for backyard barbeques and summertime parties. For more information contact Brian at (210) 846-5076.
Tanemara Apartment Homes offers you spacious floor plans in a quiet neighborhood just minutes from the foothills. Nearby jogging and bike paths that lead to tranquil meadows of summertime and splashes at Chatfield Reservoir. View these apartments for rent online at ForRent.com: http://www.forrent.com/apartment-community-profile/1002657.php
Summertime – and the living is easy! Zumindest für die Düsseldorfer Jazzfans bekam dieser Sound-Klassiker am Pfingstwochenende eine ganz besondere Bedeutung. Schon zum 16. Mal feierten Tausende Musik-Fans in Düsseldorfs Kneipen die "Jazz-Rally". Dieses Jahr mit dabei: Uwe Ochsenknecht und “Bandits”-Star Jasmin Tabatabai.
We had this bad hail storm in Central Texas on May 14th, 2008. It looks like a regular Hill Country Winter, except it's summertime! We shot this video from our front porch.