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Wholesale Home, Leader in Home Improvement Stores, Announces Opening of New York Showroom

Wholesale Home, Leader in Home Improvement Stores, Announces Opening of New York Showroom

The company will be expanding their east coast presence with their very first NY showroom, opening March, 2021, at 180 South St. Highland New York, 12528

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updated: Feb 23, 2021 09:00 EST

Wholesale Home is proud to announce the expansion of their home improvement stores with a new showroom location opening in Highland, New York this March. The showroom is the company’s first New York retail location, and will allow visitors to interact with the latest in smart home technology and other innovative home improvement products through interactive displays and monthly industry workshops. This location will also offer order pickups, and plenty of parking for over 100 vehicles.

Since their founding in 2012, Wholesale Home has remained committed to meeting their customers needs in any way possible, with a growing online presence and enhanced in-store shopping experiences that allow for hands-on testing of wholesale security equipment, smart home products, and more. Their New York showroom will build on this existing practice, providing additional comfort, convenience, and facilities to Wholesale Home’s customers on the east coast.

As a leading home supply store, Wholesale Home will continue to open more facilities in additional locations, in turn moving closer to customers and helping meet the need for elevated in-person shopping experiences. From home security door locks, smoke alarms, and fire extinguishers, to today’s latest smart thermostats and lighting options, customers at the New York showroom will be able to get up close to new products, with helpful guidance to ensure that they make the right purchases for their home and their budget.

About Wholesale Home

Wholesale Home was established in 2012 to provide affordable wholesale services to schools, hotels, plumbers, electricians, and government agencies. The company has since grown into one of the largest suppliers of wholesale home improvement supplies, with an extensive inventory of products from the industry’s leading brands.

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Have a question? Get in touch with Wholesale Home here. Staff are standing by and ready to answer questions regarding products, pricing, warranties, and more. 

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Published at Tue, 23 Feb 2021 14:00:00 +0000

Three smart tips for marketing your business especially if you are working from home and do not have a big-time marketing budget.

You’re an independent loan officer that works from home, but you still want to sell like you’re backed up by the Big Dogs.  That is not so hard when you know how to market.  Sure, if you could market with XYZ’s big-time budget, then you could get more leads and close more loans.  But, what if you don’t have that kind of marketing budget?  There is still a way to get those leads; you just have to get smart about it – like the Big Dogs.

It all comes down to RESEARCH.  The hardest part is figuring out what to sell to whom.  A one-man band with 30 different products to sell needs to know HOW to promote, WHAT to promote and WHO to promote to. 

1)  Research which product you need to market.

When you start researching, you cannot go off of assumptions because you know what they say about

a-s-s-u-m-e (makes an ass out of ‘u’ and ‘me’).  What you have to do is go through your client list and tabulate what product you sell the most of.   First calculate what product you sell the most of and then calculate what product you make the most money on.  Those are the two products that you start with.  However, if what you sell the most of is what you make the most amount of money on, then that is pretty fantastic – but not likely.  You’ll probably find two products.  Usually, you really have to do a sincere survey.  You are looking to market the product that makes you the most income the quickest FIRST.  “Thinking” it is a particular product rather than “doing” an empirical study is not marketing smart – because you may be wrong – believe it or not.  When you are working from home, you need to be twice as smart when it comes to your marketing.

How you do it?

Make a spreadsheet and go through all of your past closes over the last few years.  List them out: Product A, B, C, D – get every close you made over the past few years and mark down what the product was and what you earned off of it.

Example Graphic:

Product A                          B                                C                                      D                       

Earned   1%                    $900                                     ½                             1500.00                                                         

Sold        5                            40                                      9                                    7   

You will be able to “see” exactly what product you are selling the most of and what product you are making the most money on.  Then you can start marketing to your bread and butter first.  Once you have consistently marketed that product for a while, then you can supplement your marketing strategy and market the other product, the one paying the biggest commission – while keeping the campaign continuing on your bread and butter.  Marketing smart means marketing first what you sell the most of, the fastest.  That is an important datum – it sums it all up.

Now that you know which product to start with, you have to know who is going to buy it, which comes to our next step.

2)  Research to find who the audience is that you are going to sell to.

Not all audiences are the same.  Take for example the Will and Grace Show.  Not everyone would want to watch that.  Just like there is a totally different target audience for The Lawrence Welk Show.  (If you never heard of these, then more than likely you aren’t their audience.)  Case in point: you have to determine who your audience is, which is called a “market”.  A “market” is a type of audience, a type of user.  So, figure out everything you can about that particular market that buys your bread-and-butter product.  And you already have access to all their data – age ranges, credit scores, credit rating, income, etc.  Tip: do another spread sheet.

Once you have the demographics of the people that buy your “easiest-to-sell” product, then get a list of that particular type of audience.  You can go to a list company that you feel good about and have gotten recommendations for, and buy a list of people within that criteria.

The reason you want to do such a thorough job of finding out who you are selling to is that 40% of your marketing campaign’s success (success meaning whether or not you get a good response) is dependent on your list.  Besides, it is your list and the postage that are going to be the most expensive parts of your direct mail campaign.  I cannot stress enough the importance of a good list – it makes all the difference between marketing smart and…well, if you are not targeting your public, you aren’t really marketing at all.

After you research out who your target market is,

3)  Figure out what to say to them.


The thing about people in a certain profession or a certain industry is that they have been in their industry for so long and know so much about their profession that they start to think that people know as much as they do – or should know as much as they do.  Most people are not educated in your particular product.  Most people do not know there are all types of rates and products that are available to them depending on their credit, income, etc.  And these people are not necessarily illiterate hicks from Country-Bumpkinville!  They are educated people, but they have lots of other things they deal with everyday that take up all their time, e.g., picking up the kids from school, dealing with the boss at work, etc.  Not everyone is watching Alan Greenspan every day!

Another thing you need to know, before you decide what it is you need to say in your message, is that it is very hard to educate people – they don’t want to be educated necessarily.  You need to find out what the “button” is that people will respond to, that will get them to come to you for loans or refinancing or what-have-you.  A “button” is a word, phrase, picture, etc. that elicits emotional response.  People may not understand “No PMI”, but they understand “fast cash”.  What is it about them that would make your message mean something?

It is all analysis.  To figure out what you want to say, you have to figure out what people will respond to.  You don’t really want to say, “I’m the best broker ever that can match up any product with any customer!” although that may seem like a good idea.  First of all, a lot of people don’t even know what a mortgage broker does!!  So don’t say that.  You have to market differently to different types of people. 

People have different agreements and fixed ideas and experiences.  For example:  Someone that has bought several homes has more experience on that line than someone who has never bought a home.  If you found the product you sold the most of was to first-time home buyers , then you know they have little or no experience with mortgages.  But everybody wants to own their own home; so what you want to say to them is “You CAN own your own home – it’s EASY!”, or something of the sort.  Look at it from a different angle.  One person, who is really into boats and is reading Nova Online – Speed Machines, would understand a jet hydroplane with a lightweight composite hull and a jet engine that could deliver 5,500 horsepower with the afterburner lit.  But another guy, who has never owned a boat before, may just think it is just another fast boat and all he’s looking to buy is a fast boat – without all the engineering details.  You have to get your message across to your target market that is going to communicate to them.  In other words, they are going to understand it and RESPOND.

Working out of your home, you don’t have access to the Big Mortgage Bank’s Marketing Department.  When you don’t have a marketing expert telling you what to do, you may still need that expert’s help.  So here again, do research to get that help or assistance.  Go on the internet to find the biggest lenders web sites.  Get on their mailing list.  Look at their marketing materials so you can see what they send you – not “you” as  broker, but “you” as a potential customer.  Not only are you researching how you are making the most money, but also research how the Big Dogs are bringing in the clients.  What are the materials they are sending to the end-user?  There is no need to reinvent the wheel.  Find out what is working and do that.  A lot of those Big Dogs are doing postcards. 

Here’s your assignment:

Now that you know, 1) which product you sell the most of, 2) which product you make the most money on and 3) what the successful big lenders are doing; start by mailing postcards (repetitively) to the first audience that buys “Product (1)”.  And you will start generating the kind of leads that buy the product that sells the easiest.  Then, while still marketing “Product (1)”, start mailing postcards (repetitively) for “Product (2)” and you will start getting leads that will buy the product that will pay you the highest commission.  You will first get leads from the most-volume product and then while you are still getting those and closing them fast, you will get leads that pay the highest commission.  Make sense?

To recap: 


If you want to sell like the Big Dogs, then learn some marketing; get yourself educated.  Actually, this will make you stand out instead of running with the pack of inexperiencedScience Articles, uneducated marketers (you’re competition).  Good Luck! 

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Fraunhofer IGD Develops Automated Robotic Arm to Scan Cultural Objects in 3D, Now Cooperating With Phase One

Fraunhofer IGD Develops Automated Robotic Arm to Scan Cultural Objects in 3D, Now Cooperating With Phase One

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updated: Feb 23, 2021 14:30 CET

The Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt has developed a product to make it easier for museums to digitize their collections and is now cooperating with Danish camera manufacturer Phase One. The mobile scanner CultArm3D delivers precise 3D models of exhibits of various sizes at the push of a button.

Creating a virtual representation of a collection brings not only benefits to museums and exhibits when visitors are facing closed doors and must resort to virtual exploration: “3D models are tremendously important for research and can help improve our understanding of objects and their origins as well as analyze their attributes. They also serve as the basis for visualization in virtual and augmented reality, and when using 3D printing to create true-color physical replicas,” explained Pedro Santos, department head at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD. For several years, his team and he have worked with large-format 3D scanning technology, especially in the digitization of cultural objects. Since none of these objects is like the other, this task is particularly challenging. Through many discussions with museums, it was clear that the 3D digitization of entire collections demands results of the utmost quality along with a system that is easy to operate and mobile yet still secure.

High-resolution and true-color 3D scans to standard

The product of the cooperation between the German research institute and the Danish camera manufacturer is the CultArm3D robotic arm. Equipped with a Phase One iXG 100-megapixel camera, Fraunhofer IGD’s autonomous scanning algorithm and specially developed ring lights for optimal illumination, it automatically scans objects from every angle and generates detailed, high-quality 3D representations in the blink of an eye. This is important because the virtual models must be good enough for scientists to analyze them as they see fit and compare them to models of other objects, which fragile originals would only permit or be able to withstand under certain circumstances.

The developers at Fraunhofer IGD paid special attention to objects with challenging surface geometries, such as shiny or reflective objects made of gold or bronze with complex occlusions. All established standards and international recommendations were followed with regard to not only system calibration (based on ISO/TS 19264 and VDI/VDE 2634) but also object metadata and digital model data (based on Europeana Data Model, 3D Task Force and CARARE), which ensures reproducible high quality in terms of geometry, textures, and color a first on the market.

Safe and simple operating concept

The scanning arm is easy to operate and can be done by museum staff without supervision. The built-in software guides the user through a quick calibration process during initial setup that only needs to be done one time when the system is first started. The only thing to do then is to place the objects in the middle of the included rotary table and press a button to start scanning everything else is fully automated. The museum also need not worry about its valuable exhibits: The design includes various safety precautions proven in the industry for protecting the objects being scanned. One example is a feature that automatically locks the joints of the scanning arm in place in the event of a power failure.

Automated workflow

A quick preliminary scan establishes a basic grasp of the size and shape of the object. Dynamic viewpoint selection during scanning ensures that every detail of the object visible to the sensor is captured in true color and with optimal definition in the fewest number of images. Even challenging, reflective materials and complex geometric occlusions on the surface are captured. For reflective surfaces, this eliminates the need to use a mattifying spray to capture their geometry. For complex object geometries, manual postprocessing of the 3D models is minimized or usually completely eliminated. The dynamic viewpoint selection continues until the user-defined quality targets for minimal coverage and resolution are achieved. The final 3D model can then be output in various formats, such as in high-resolution 2D or 3D video, as a 3D web model, for virtual and augmented reality presentations, or as a print file for a 3D printer. All established standard 3D formats and many other output formats are supported.

Scalable and mobile

There are two models of the CultArm3D for objects up to a meter tall and weighing up to 60 kg. Larger scan volumes and weights can be supported on request. The scanning arm is mobile, and its light weight makes it easy to transport. When on site, all it needs is a regular power supply, allowing it to scan collections at various locations.

3D scanning technology already in use

Earlier development stages of the scanning arm are already in use at museums and archives, including the State Museum of Baden in Karlsruhe, the Thuringian University and State Library at Friedrich Schiller University Jena and, soon, the University and State Library Darmstadt. In Karlsruhe, the Fraunhofer IGD scanner has been integrated into the visitor concept, allowing guests to scan museum objects in 3D under supervision and then see the results of their work for themselves on interactive touch tables or with VR glasses.

It has already been evaluated and used at The Getty in Los Angeles, the REM in Mannheim, the Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel (MHK), the Saalburg and the Keltenwelt am Glauberg, where a wide array of collections was digitized in 3D. The feedback from these applications gave the developers valuable tips for improvements. Interested museums can contact Fraunhofer IGD directly for cooperation. Aside from installing the CultArm3D, all staff will be given an extensive introduction and on-site training. The overall package is rounded out by online documentation that is continually kept updated. A sales channel through Phase One is planned for 2022.

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About Fraunhofer IGD: Founded in 1987, the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD is the world’s leading institute for applied research in visual computing ¾ computer science based on images and 3D models. We turn information into images and images into information. Keywords are human-machine interaction, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, interactive simulation, modeling, 3D printing and 3D scanning. Around 180 researchers at three locations in Darmstadt, Rostock and Kiel in Germany develop new technology solutions and prototypes for industry 4.0, digital healthcare and the smart city. In cooperation with its sister institutes in Graz, Austria and in Singapore, they also take on international relevance. With an annual research volume of €21 million, we use applied research to help in the strategic development of industry and the economy.

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Daniela Welling | Leiterin Unternehmenskommunikation
Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung IGD
Fraunhoferstraße 5 | 64283 Darmstadt | Germany
Phone: +49 6151 155-146 | Fax: +49 6151 155-199 |

Source: Fraunhofer IGD

Published at Tue, 23 Feb 2021 13:30:00 +0000

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Smart Healthcare Products Market to Expand at CAGR of 8.84%from 2015 to 2023

Extensive innovations in healthcare IT is considered as a key driver boosting the growth of smart healthcare market during the forecast period.

In current scenario, smart healthcare is a trending phenomenon that includes the usage of information and communication technologies to address the health issues and challenges confronted by patients. These advancements incorporate both equipment and programming arrangements and services. In general, smart healthcare is inclined towards development of interconnected healthcare ecosystems in order to improve the utilization of computational technologies, computational analysis practices, smart devices, and communication media to assist healthcare professionals and patients in managing illnesses and health risks, as well as promoting health and well being. Smart healthcare is a multi-disciplinary domain which involves many stakeholders, including clinicians, researchers and scientists with a wide range of expertise in healthcare, engineering, social sciences, public health, health economics and management.

The global smart healthcare product market was valued at US$ 29.38 Bn in 2015 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 8.84% from 2015 to 2023 reaching a value of US$ 57.85 Bn in 2023. 

Extensive innovations in healthcare IT is considered as a key driver boosting the growth of smart healthcare products market during the forecast period. Increased integration of inventory management solutions, such as Smart RFID cabinets aimed at decreasing inventory costs and guaranteeing apposite logistics management is expected to drive the growth of the smart healthcare product market. 

Advancement in smart syringes, and smart pills technology that enable remote monitoring of patients, providing assistance in diagnosing gastrointestinal diseases, minimizing infection spread, and real-time monitoring of healing processes is expected to strengthen the platform for future market growth. On the other hand, high capital investments and privacy issues are some notable restraints in smart healthcare product market.

The global smart healthcare product market has been segmented on the basis of product types, applications, and geography. On the basis of product types, the market segment includes, Smart Syringes, Smart Pills, Smart RFID Cabinets, and Electronic Health Record. On the basis of application, market segment includes, Health Data Storage & Exchange, Monitoring and Treatment, and Inventory Management. 

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Smart pills segment will register lucrative growth during the forecast period, increase cases of colon cancer and increased patient preference for minimally invasive surgeries are considered as major factors felicitating such growth. Considering application segment, inventory management application is expected to register higher growth during the forecast period. Increased implementation of smart cabinets in order to manage medicinal supplies will push the growth of inventory management segment during the forecast period.  

North America acquires largest share in global smart healthcare products market and it is expected that the region will dominate the global market during the forecast period. It is anticipated that APAC region will register higher growth in smart healthcare product market during the forecast period. Growing digitalization in healthcare industry, growth in number of SMEs and large enterprises dealing in smart healthcare products, and increasing government initiative to promote smart healthcare are some notable factors that will serve as a gateway for the growth of smart healthcare product market in APAC region.

Major smart healthcare product providers profiled in the report includes, Epic Systems Corporation, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., eClinicalWorks, CapsoVision, Inc. Medtronic, Olympus Corporation, Becton Dickinson and Company, Terumo Corporation, Stanley HealthcarePsychology Articles, and TAGSYS.

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HTC SIM Free Phones : Smart Phones For Smart People


Taiwan based HTC is a weel known mobile phone brand. Every now and then HTC comes up with some fantastic handsets. The mobile phones of HTC are stylish, reliable, fashionable and come up at very affordable prices. SIM free HTC handsets will allow you to talk longer and use the phone with out any hassle and also these phones are much cheaper. Some of the specifications which comes with these devices are camera, radio player, GPS, games, music player, Internet facility, Wi-Fi and many of other features.HTC SIM free phones are supposed to be best for middle class families, students, travelers. In these type of deals you buy a phone and SIM card separately. These handsets will also help you reducing your huge mobile bills and very helpful for people who keep on traveling different places. You don’t have to pay hefty roaming charges now. So you will be fully satisfied with such deals.Now if you really want to purchase HTC mobile phone then you must go for HTC SIM free phone deals just because you are not supposed to sign on any kind of contract with network service providers. You can change your network provider whenever you feel dis-satisfied with them. All you have to do is to just buy a new SIM card of the network you want to stick with. There are n number of mobile phones available for UK customers, so you have got a great variety to choose from. And more than that, most recent phone release HTC Wildfire O2 deals are also available in the market.These kind of offers are easily available in the stores but if you don’t want to go out then you can have a good look in different websites. Internet is fully loaded with such kind of deals and there are various online shops providing handsets at some affordable prices. You can get all the information related to the handsets and the on going offers. Just a few clicks and the handset is with you without any hassle. So what are you waiting for? Just go ahead and get your deal done.
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Nokia C5 – A Smart Handset for Modern People

Nokia C5 is a perfect mobile phone by all means because it brings countless features and applications with it wrapped in a beautiful casing. And the interesting thing is that Nokia has kept its price tag quite reasonable.

This smartphone is coming with a captivating appearance possessing sophisticated compact design, stylish stainless steel casing as well as white and warm grey color options. Measuring 112 x 46 x 12.3 mm, 56 cc, the gizmo has 89.3 grams weight overall. And the inclusion of Symbian 9.3 Operating System, A GPS Navigation System, Ovi Maps3.0 Application, Facebook, YouTube, hi5, Friendster & MySpace apps and Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF) indicates towards its smartness. 

Nokia C5 will make the messaging fans please because of inclusion of SMS, MMS, Audio Messaging, Instant Messaging, Email with Attachment (SMTP, IMAP4 & POP3) and Text To Speech Message Reader services. And its 2.2 inches TFT screen will show you 16 Million colors within the confines of 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

50 MB integral storage and 128 MB RAM can be seen internally and Nokia C5 has got a memory card slot for enhancing up to 16 GB. Additionally, a 2 GB card has been attached with its box that is also a plus point of this smart widget. Next to it, this sensational smartphone has a long list of connectivity features and some of these are 3G HSDPA, HSUPA, GPRS, EDGE, XHTML & HTML browser, Nokia browser with Mini Map and RSS Feeds. While users are allowed to exchange data with other devices through USB port as well as Bluetooth services.  

Nokia C5 will allow the users to get benefit of two cameras because it is equipped with a 3.15 MP primary camera and front facing VGA videocall camera. The primary one is having ability to capture 2048×1536 pixels resolution photographs and video recording of VGA quality at 15 frames per second. So far as the entertainment is concerned, not just FM Radio with RDS but high quality music playerPsychology Articles, video player and many interesting games will catch your attention towards this smartphone.

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Smart Homes Market Analysis, Size, Share, Growth To 2020 by Grand View Research, Inc.

New Market Research Reports Title “Smart Homes Market Analysis Size and Segment Forecasts to 2020” Has Been Added to Report Database

The global smart homes market is expected to reach USD 47.61 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Emphasis on reduced carbon emission and energy conservation are expected to be the key driving forces for the market over the forecast period. Favorable regulatory initiatives for implementing smart homes owing to their energy efficiency characteristics are further expected to positively impact the global market over the next six years.

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Increased aging population, which comprises a majority of end-users of this technology, is also expected to boost market growth. Introduction of smart grids, increased personal income in developing economies, assistance of power line communication, and growth of consumer electronics industry are factors expected to favorably impact market growth. Need for standardization, skilled labor and high initial cost due to the incorporation of advanced technologies such as IP and Bluetooth may pose a challenge to industry growth.

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Americas 14th fastest growing city keeps its small community atmosphere with

When you are Americas 14th fastest growing city, keeping the small town feeling can be hard. Spring Hill Tennessee, however, has done just that, and you can sneak a peek into this amazing city on Why is this town growing so quickly? Most agree that the competitive housing prices and ideal middle Tennessee location blended with a historical heritage and some of the best schools in the state all contribute to the growth Spring Hill has experienced. plays an important role in keeping the community feeling alive. Spring Hill Biz offers new residents and those considering a move a peek behind the scenes into this sought after city. Spring Hill Biz offers all the latest statistics on the city, including the ever-changing population. It has information on all of the subdivisions with new homes available in the city, and some of Spring Hill’s best realtors advertise on the site. After relocating into Spring Hill, SpringHillBiz once again does the legwork for you and offers all the important information in one location. Whether you need to turn on your power, phone, or join a local clubArticle Search, makes your transition into this city seamless.

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Salzburg: Graciously Cultured

Some of the oldest buildings in the city include the fortress of Hohensalzburg which is 900 years old. You should not miss out on this fantastic architecture that deserves appreciation for its still shining medieval image. As a proof of the power and wealth of Archbishop in early stage of Salzburg city, the St. Sebastian built in Gothic style church stands impressively in the city.

And of course, music is something that is always graciously attached to the name of the Salzburg city. This place has been a home of many world-famous musicians like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Mozart Square in the city honors this legendry musician. The Archbishops were very fond of music and they honored many musicians during their reign. The best aspect of this place is that it has been able to retain the same charm and flavor for centuries.

Known for annual and cultural festivals, Salzburg city offers variety of operas, concerts and theatres. Several entertaining classical and contemporary plays are held at these places. From the point of view of education, be it academics, music or theaterArticle Submission, Salzburg city achieved a distinct status over the period. Students from all across the globe enroll in the universities over here for studying their interest. Salzburg tourism is thriving day by day.

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Venice: A city with a sinking feeling

5 metre high elevated walkways which themselves offer little assistance in the event of a very serious flood.

Proper defensive action, it seems, is not far away. After a lengthy debate over the effectiveness of large mobile flood barriers at the lagoons entrance, plans to expedite them into place are at last under way. The first to benefit will be the main shipping entrance at the Malamocco lagoon mouth. It will have installed a semi-circular breakwater to knock back the high Adriatic seas from southerly winds and a ship’s lock to hold ships whilst the movable barriers are in place.

The other big issue is that the canal water is so filthy. Before the 1960s the natural flow of the Adriatic tidal current saw to it that the waste was flushed quickly out of these narrow canalways. However, after this time the canal was dredged as part of a large operation to allow tanker access resulted in a 14-m deep canal that effectively reversed the currents, trapping the waste of the city within the lagoons now very murky waters.

More problems abound as a result of the high level of salt in these waters which is constantly eroding the city from its foundations, and despite the public outcry of several prominent figures little is being done about this looming problem.

As a result of subsidience and rising sea levels worldwide Venice has sunk by 23cms since 1900. The most alarming aspect is that by 2100 sea levels are expected to rise by a whopping 60cms which would leave Venice almost completely submerged. Unless more action is taken by the central government in Rome to combat all these problemsFind Article, Venice could end up another lost Italian beauty of the likes of Pompeii.

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Vancouver is a city in Canada


Vancouver is a city in Canada. It is basically a coastal seaport city in province of British Columbia in Canada.It is eighth largest city of Canada.Vancouver has a population of more than 640,000. This city is ranked in top ten of world’s most liveable city.The city is near Pacific Ocean. The city’s total area is of 114 square kilometres.Vancouver is named after a Royal Navy Captain Vancouver.Vancouver has one of the largest parks in the North American region called Stanley Park.Vancouver is 3rd largest film producing centre in North American region. Due to this it is known as Hollywood North in the world. The other reason for this name is that almost 10 percent of Hollywood movies production is done in Vancouver.Vancouver has a warm climate.Usually summers are dry and sometimes in summers there are drought conditions also in month of July and August. Average temperature of the city is 10°C per year. The temperature rarely reaches 30°C. On start of winter season there are snow falls averaging 48 cm per year and in late winter it mostly rains. The highest and maximum temperature that was recorded was on 30 July 2009.The lowest or minimum temperature is -17°C in month of January.Vancouver is one of the expensive cities of Canada to live in. Houses and cost of living here is expensive.Vancouver is in 6th place in expensive/overpriced real estate market in the world.The city has been also ranked 4th in terms of highest quality of living of any city on Earth.Vancouver has many famous buildings and places where people come to visit such as Vancouver Art Gallery,Hotel Vancouver,Woodward’s Building, W43 Tower, Vancouver Library Square, One Wall Centre, Shaw tower, Sun Tower, Dominion building, Vogue theatre, Vancouver art gallery, Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, VanDusen Botanical Gardens, Canada Place, Port Metro Vancouver, Lions Gate Bridge, Chinatown Gate, Granville island and many others.As Vancouver is seaport city so a lot of trade is done through it. Over 75 billion Canadian dollar trade is done with 130 different economies. The port itself generates about 10.5 billion dollars and gives a total output of $22 billion. Port Generates 69,200 jobs for people. The has become very important centre for business such as Mining, Software Development, Biotechnology, Aerospace, Video Games Development, Animated Studios and Film Industry.In education field also city of Vancouver is good at. According to Vancouver School Board it has more than 110,000 students in elementary, secondary and post secondary institutes. There are about 74 elementary schools, 18 secondary schools, 2 Vancouver Learn Network Schools. The city has about 46 independent Schools.Theatre and Film industry is one of the popular industries here at Vancouver. There is a Vancouver International film Festival in the city every year in month of September that goes on for two weeks. Then there is Vancouver International Film Centre where non commercial films are shown throughout the year.The city have hosted many international events such as 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Expo 86, World Police and Fire Games, 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Paralympics .Source: Free Articles from


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