Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Sometimes gift cards are the best gifts and other times not so much. Fear not, you can convert those gift cards into something you can actually use; cash or perhaps something as good as cash – an Amazon gift card. Here are options on how to convert your unwanted gift cards shared by Ben’s Bargains. Turn your Visa gift card into an Amazon gift card.Particularly useful when you have a few Visa / Mastercard / AMEX / Discover gift cards with a few bucks left on each, converting these will let you bank all the balances on your Amazon account.Log into your Amazon account, go to your account page and add your gift card as a payment option.Check your remaining balance on the card (either online or via phone), then go to an Amazon eGift card page. Set the remaining amount as the eGift card’s value and put your own email address in as the recipient.Go back to your Account page, click Gift Cards and apply the gift card code (received via email) to your balance.Sell your gift card on a third party gift card site.There are a number of these types of sites, CardPool, CardCash, Raise, etc… Ultimately, you are going to take a percentage hit when selling the card, but you will have something more valuable if you weren’t planning on using the card in the first place.Here are some examples with a $50 Best Buy card (as of 12/27/18):Cardpool: Offers a check for $44.25 or an Amazon gift card for $46.91. (You also have the option of selling the gift card on the marketplace for a slightly higher rate, but it will take longer).CardCash: Offers a check / direct deposit / Paypal for $43.50 or an Amazon gift card for $45.67.Raise: Offers payout via check / direct deposit / Paypal for $41.83. (This is paid out when the card sells on the site. It will sell faster based on your price, but your payout could drop.)Use a Gift Card Exchange ForumThe most popular one of these is probably the sub-Reddit, r/giftcardexchange/. You do have to educate yourself on rules of trading and make sure you are trading with a legit person. Donate your Gift CardsSome charities will allow you to donate gift cards, regardless of the size of the balance. You can claim it as a charitable contribution at tax time, assuming you itemize. Check with your local charity to see if this is an option.Sell your gift card using Craigslist / Facebook GroupsWhile meeting in-person to sell a gift card isn’t the easiest option, you can typically get a good return. Make sure you meet in a public place and have access to Wi-Fi / LTE service to verify the balance of the card for them. It’s an easy way to make quick cash (without getting hit up by online fees) or barter trade for another item. Donna Vissman is one of those former corporate types (Xerox) who wanted to try something new. She went from marketing to blogger and now Style Editor, and is always on the lookout for what’s trending in restaurants, new stores, charity events, and entertainment. To keep up the pace, Donna is usually found drinking at least one Cold Brew coffee a day or on a busy day make it two. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 By Donna Vissman Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSGift Cards Previous articleRising mortgage rates are a thorn in otherwise rosy conditions for homebuyersNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here
ArchDaily Chile Houses Calafquen House / GA estudioSave this projectSaveCalafquen House / GA estudio Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779485/calafquen-house-garcia-de-la-huerta-and-gleixner-arquitectos Clipboard Calafquen House / GA estudio 2014 Year: Save this picture!© Nico Saieh+ 26 Share Architects: GA estudio Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Photographs: Nico SaiehConstruction:Oscar FloresStructures:Estudio CarvalloDecorator:Enrique ConchaLighting:OP iluminaciónProject Architects:Tomás García de la Huerta y Xaviera GleixnerProject Manager:Sebastián UndurragaCollaborators:Eduardo Landia, Cristián YazigiCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nico SaiehText description provided by the architects. In a very present and vertical landscape, located on a steep slope facing Lake Calafquén, we project a compact, semi-buried volume.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThe access is configured as an intermediate space that marks the arrival at the house, where the lake is transformed into light and the house into shade, and the apparent symmetry and clarity of the volume make clear the mobility, vibration and scale of this landscape.Save this picture!Plan Level 1This reminds us of the old -solitary- buildings from here, that somehow scale in time and size the understanding of the territory.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThe roof – intended as volume – was pierced longitudinally, traversing the whole project from the outside to the level -1.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThese acts understood as structural, and not superficial perforations, allow the interior to regulate light, ventilation and the relationship between the enclosures.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThis house aims to make clear the strength and persistence of a climate through an object that seeks a balance between protection and exposure.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehProject gallerySee allShow lessTo Think In Actual Space, With Actual Materials: An Interview with Siiri Vallner of …InterviewsSUMMARY Fully-Furnished Modular Homes Can Be Assembled in Just 3 DaysSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeGA estudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChilePublished on December 30, 2015Cite: “Calafquen House / GA estudio” [Casa Calafquén / GA estudio] 30 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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News News News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Public media independence under threat in the Czech Republic and Slovenia Organisation SloveniaEurope – Central Asia Six press freedom NGOs ask the European Commission to respond publicly to Slovenian Prime Minister’s attacks on the media News Help by sharing this information RSF_en to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on Slovenia May 21, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more December 2, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists threatened for saying politicians were involved in arms trafficking Reporters Without Borders deplores all the online calls that have been made in the past few days for the death of Matej Surc and Blaz Zgaga, two journalists who wrote a series of books about the alleged involvement of former Slovenian politicians in arms trafficking during the Balkan wars in the 1990s.Surc and Zgaga have been the target of an unusually aggressive smear campaign combining insults and explicit death threats ever since Politikis (www.politikis.si), a website run by supporters of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), posted an article criticizing their books. It prompted a flood of anonymous threats against them and their families.The two journalists wrote a trilogy entitled “In the state’s name” describing how thousands of tons of arms and munitions were sold clandestinely on former Yugoslavia’s battlefields during the 1990s in violation of a UN embargo, generating millions in hidden profits.According to their research, Slovenia was one of the main logistic centres for storing and transporting the arms. They claimed that Slovenia’s then defence minister, Janez Jansa (who was later prime minister), and former interior minister Igor Bavcar played a key role in the trafficking, and that senior Slovenian intelligence and military officials were also very involved.Reporters Without Borders voices its full support for Surc and Zgaga. Their investigations into arms trafficking during the Balkan wars lifted the lid on a subject of public interest nationally and internationally. Slovenian and European politicians cannot claim to be combating impunity for the crimes committed during these wars if they refuse to acknowledge their own role in providing the arms.We urge those in charge of Politikis and other websites to quickly rid their comments and forum sections of all calls for the death of these two journalists which are not protected by the right to free speech. The management of these websites must also clearly condemn the posting of such comments. We also call on the Slovenian authorities to immediately launch a thorough investigation aimed at identifying the people responsible for these threats, who are hiding behind acronyms. As we have seen in other cases, the security services have the technical resources to do this and must use their prerogatives. Those responsible for the threats must be prosecuted and punished.Reporters Without Borders also urges all the political parties, especially the SDS, to take a clear public position in support of the need to allow the media to freely investigate the role of Slovenia and its former rulers in the 1990s Balkan wars. This cannot be a taboo subject in Slovenia, especially as it is a European Union member.Zgaga received similar threats after helping Finnish journalist Magnus Berglund make a programme for the Finnish TV station YLE in September 2008 alleging that former Prime Minister Jansa and other senior officials received kickbacks from a contract with the Finnish arms manufacturer Patria for the purchase of armoured vehicles. SloveniaEurope – Central Asia March 16, 2021 Find out more
faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Local hiking group the Pasadena Hiking Pacers has announced Echo Mountain as its next destination for its weekly climb this coming October 7, 2012. Echo Mountain is the location of the historic “White City,” a resort built along the scenic Mt. Lowe Railway.The scheduled hike measures in with a round trip distance of 5.4 miles, and elevation gain/loss of 1,500 feet. The group gives the climb a level 1.5 rating, making it fit for beginners looking for an invigorating climb that will whip them up into shape.The group will be meeting up at the Cobb Estate on Lake Ave & E Loma Alta Drive, Altadena at 7:00 a.m. sharp before the climb.The group gives the following instructions for heading to the meeting place:From the 210, take the Lake Avenue exit, go North from Pasadena into Altadena. Continue on the road as it climbs a hill and park near the sharp left hand turn outside the Cobb Estate. Meet in front of the large iron gate.The Pasadena Hiking Pacers is a free organization, which means that no paperwork is necessary to join and partake of club activities. Simply show up at the designated meeting place before the hike and the group will gladly welcome you.Of course, it is expected of each and every hiker to be responsible for themselves and to be aware of the risks involved in hiking. The group is a free club operated by volunteers; no one is liable for any other person. To learn more about the group, visit their website at www.PasadenaHikingPacers.org. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Top of the News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it around town 6 Pasadena Hiking Pacers to Scale Echo Mountain From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | 1:02 pm More Cool Stuff Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Galaxy NGC 1068 can be seen in close-up in this view from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. NuSTAR’s high-energy X-rays eyes were able to obtain the best view yet into the hidden lair of the galaxy’s central, supermassive black hole. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechThe most massive black holes in the universe are often encircled by thick, doughnut-shaped disks of gas and dust. This deep-space doughnut material ultimately feeds and nourishes the growing black holes tucked inside.Until recently, telescopes weren’t able to penetrate some of these doughnuts, also known as tori.“Originally, we thought that some black holes were hidden behind walls or screens of material that could not be seen through,” said Andrea Marinucci of the Roma Tre University in Italy, lead author of a new Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society study describing results from NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, and the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton space observatory.“NuSTAR was built to peer deep into the hearts of dust-enshrouded galaxies. By extending its reach to high energy X-rays, which are inherently penetrating, NuSTAR can study objects like this which would otherwise be invisible to low energy X-ray telescopes,” says Fiona Harrison, NuSTAR’s principal investigator, as well as Caltech’s Benjamin M. Rosen Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Kent and Joyce Kresa Leadership Chair of the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy.With its X-ray vision, NuSTAR recently peered inside one of the densest of these doughnuts known to surround a supermassive black hole. This black hole lies at the center of a well-studied spiral galaxy called NGC 1068, located 47 million light-years away in the Cetus constellation.The observations revealed a clumpy, cosmic doughnut.“The rotating material is not a simple, rounded doughnut as originally thought, but clumpy,” said Marinucci. More Cool Stuff Subscribe Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Science and Technology JPL’s NuSTAR Finds Cosmic Clumpy Doughnut Around Black Hole From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, January 11, 2016 | 3:47 pm Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Community News Business News
Top of the News latest #1 Pasadena Fire Search and Rescue Personnel Train with Other Cities for Regional Earthquake Catastrophe Response Published on Sunday, July 24, 2016 | 11:01 pm Business News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Twenty-nine specially trained personnel from the cities of Pasadena, Glendale, Arcadia, Monrovia, Alhambra, Monterey Park and San Gabriel will go through an Urban Search and Rescue Regional Task Force 4 training to keep them in shape to respond to large scale incidents such as earthquakes, flooding, and terrorism.RTF-4 uses urban search and rescue heavy vehicles, all-terrain vehicles and specialized trailers which will be included in the training. The team is completely self-sufficient for the first 24-hours immediately after a major incident and is organized to work 12-hour operational periods.Lisa Derderian, Public Information Officer for the Pasadena Fire Department, says the training is in preparation for a catastrophic earthquake, for which the region she says is well overdue, and inevitable large incidents.“Training, coordination, familiarization and outreach are vital to successful preparation, response and recovery,” Derderian says. “The purpose of this class is to introduce the Regional Task Force, their capabilities, position descriptions and highlight the equipment that would be brought on a deployment.”Derderian is also Emergency Management Coordinator for RTF-4 which is headquartered in Pasadena.The Task Force provides five functional elements that include Supervision, Search, Rescue, Medical and Tool/Equipment Support. The Search and Rescue component also includes a Canine and Technical Search capabilities.For more information about RTF-4, visit www.cartf4.wix.com/cartf4. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
mixmotive/iStock(CHICAGO) — An Amtrak train struck a box truck in northern Illinois on Sunday night, killing the truck’s driver, authorities said.The train slammed into the vehicle at a crossing on the tracks south of University Park Metra Station, some 30 miles from Chicago, on Sunday around 5 p.m. local time. The crash derailed five of the train’s passenger cars and one locomotive, all of which remained upright, according to a statement from Amtrak, which said it was “working to secure alternate transportation to get passengers to their destination.”The train, headed to Carbondale from Chicago, was travelling at 70 mph when it hit the truck and killed the driver, according to University Park Fire Department Deputy Chief Shawn Richards.There were about 300 passengers on the train, along with five crew members. Two passengers were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, Richards said.Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said it appears the crossing signals were working at the time of the incident. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
The leaf longevity and seasonal timing of leaf abscission within a plant community is closely related to climate, a phenomenon referred to as leaf phenology. In this paper the leaf phenology of some mid-Cretaceous (late Albian) forests which grew at latitude of 75° S on Alexander Island,Antarctica, is analysed. Five independent techniques for determining leaf longevity are applied to the fossil remains of each of the canopy-forming trees. These techniques utilize: (1) the anatomical characterof growth rings in trunk woods, (2) leaf trace persistence in juvenile branch and stem woods, (3)leaf physiognomy, (4) comparison with nearest living relatives, and (5) leaf taphonomy. The applicationof techniques 1–5 suggests that the araucarian and podocarp conifers, which comprised more than 90 % of the canopy-forming vegetation, were evergreen with leaf retention times in excess of 5–13 years. The application of techniques 3–5 to rare taxodioid conifers indicates the existence of both evergreen and deciduous habits in this group, whilst both ginkgos and taeniopterids, which are locally abundant, are interpreted as possessing a deciduous habit. The polar forests of Alexander Island weretherefore dominantly evergreen. Preliminary analysis of five other mid-Cretaceous polar forests suggeststhe presence of dominantly evergreen vegetation in Australia and Antarctica, and mixed evergreen–deciduous vegetation in Alaska, northern Russia and New Zealand. Cold month mean temperature probably exerted the largest influence on the leaf phenology at each of these forest sites.