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I Can See Evidently Now Plasma Television gets a good reception

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The plasma TV is fast turning into one of those 'every home should have one' things. These days, almost every friend I visit has some variation on the LCD television against their wall or tucked in the corner of the living room somewhere.

The advantages of plasma television are numerous, aside from improved picture, which is a given, plasma TV is also easier to attach modern peripherals to and is entirely digital of course. It even takes up far less space in the room than the bulkier models. It is utterly modern, and it looks as swish as swish can look.

On an LCD television, I watched 'Evil Dead' and it was like Bruce Campbell was coming right at me! The picture quality is simply outstanding. Everything is so clear, it's like you've been watching TV with cataracts your entire life. Aplasma TV says something about you, it says that you are the kind of devil-may-care rogue who isn't satisfied with merely watching 'Evil Dead'. Oh no, not you. You want to be splattered with dog food and karo syrup too! (nerd joke).



Of course, if you hook it up with a Blu Ray player and 5.1 surround sound, then you're really setting a dangerous precedent. You might think your plasma tv is real life and mistake your Blu Ray collection for actual memories. Imagine, if you will, texting your best mate thus: 'Can't come over 2nite m8, got to blow up the Death Star then raid the lost ark.' Though, knowing my friends, they would probably think the second one was a rude euphemism, and it's doubtful that 'Death star' is on predictive text.



Work days would fly by, rent and phone bills would go unpaid, but what could you do? You were at Woodstock Your girl/boyfriend would shack up with your best mate/sibling (whichever sounds worst) and sooner or later the police would kick down your door and find you in your dressing gown swinging a flashlight around and calling yourself 'Obi Wan'. But you know what? There's every chance that you won't end up being a plasma TV casualty. In fact, there's every chance you will simply vastly improve your home entertainment system. However, I'm still not responsible if you stick cutlery between your fingers, gel up your hair and make people call you 'Wolverine.'

Nation Mourns Fundraiser Stephen Sutton

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Stephen Sutton, the courageous 19-year-old cancer patient who raised more than 3Million for charity has sadly passed away.

Stephen's story resonated with the hearts and minds of the British people once the news of his fundraising activities spread to social media. The Facebook post announcing his death was shared 120,000 times within an hour of going live.

However, Stephen's good work has yet to end. Just two hours after the news was announced, Sutton's fundraising page handled some 60,000 in donations. The total is now at 3.72 million and is still rising.

Jane Sutton, Stephen's mother, said in a statement that, "My heart is bursting with pride but breaking with pain for my courageous, selfless, inspirational son".

Stephen SuttonStephen Sutton was diagnosed with terminal metastatic bowel cancer aged just 15. The young man drew up a 'bucket list' of things he wanted to do before he died. These included skydiving, hugging an elephant and getting a tattoo. He also played the drums before the Uefa Champions League Final at Wembley last year, performing for some 90,000 attending fans.

Sutton even broke a world record by getting 554 people to make a heart shaped hand gesture earlier this month.

His charity work began when he set himself the goal of raising 10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust, but he did quite a bit better than that. Celebrities caught wind of Stephen's selfless goals and pretty soon, publicity and money was flooding in. Comedian Jason Manford, one of Stephen's strongest supporters, said that the young man "was the most inspiring person I've ever met and (he) touched more lives than he will ever know"

 

"In his darkest hour he selflessly dedicated his final moments to raising millions of pounds for teenagers with cancer"

The Teenage Cancer Trust, who received their largest ever donation from Stephen's 'Just Giving' page said, "We are humbled and hugelygrateful for what Stephen achieved and continues to achieve for us."

On the page itself (https://www.justgiving.com/ste phen-sutton-tct), Stephen says,

"Hi! My name's Stephen and I'm pretty much like your average teenager- except for the last three years now I've been battling cancer. The current opinion voiced by my doctors is that my disease is incurable, and as a result I want to spend as much time as possible raising funds for a charity very close to my heart".

The introduction doesn't dwell on the negative, but instead looks forward with a positive eye, which just about says it all, really.

The image that most people will have of Stephen Sutton is of a fresh faced; handsome young man giving two thumbs up to the camera. A breathing mask pulled to one side is unable to hide a kind and genuine smile. But for the hospital bed, it could be a candid holiday snap.

Stephen's bravery in the face of hardship, together with his generosity of spirit and positive message, stands as an inspiration to us all.

SOURCES

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-e ngland-27408818

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-e ngland-stoke-staffordshire-272 63082

https://www.justgiving.com/ste phen-sutton-tct

Do I need a license to Use a 2 Way Radio?

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Probably not, but it depends on how powerful you need the radio to be.

Most countries have a regulatory body that governs the use of radio frequencies. They do this so that different groups can use radio signals without interfering with each other (especially in the case of the emergency services). Here in the UK, radio transmission is regulated by Ofcom (Office of Communications), which is, in turn, regulated by the UK government.

However, if you are only planning on using a small device, Ofcom do allowhere. Here's a description, taken from walkie-talkie-radio.co.uk,

"The UK government allows small, low-powered handheld radios that use a set of eight frequencies in the UHF band (around 446Mhz) to be sold and used without the need for any licensing. They may be used for both business and personal / leisure purposes. Radios that meet this standard (usually called "PMR446" radios) can only have a power output of 0.5 watts, which means that their range is less than the more powerful licensable business walkie-talkies, that have power outputs of 4 to 5 watts".

One of the benefits of the European Union is that the standard for license-free radios is exactly the same, right across the EU. This means that if your radio is license-free in the UK, it will also be license free anywhere else in the EU).

If you wanted to use a more powerful radio (say anything over 5 watts for a handheld or 25 watts for vehicle radios and base stations), then you will need a license. 2wayradionline.co.uk has more on this,

"Licensed handheld walkie-talkies can have 5 watts power output, but "licence-free" PMR446 radios can only have watt power output, so the licensed radios will have a better range and better signal penetration in buildings".

The most basic licence available to you would be the 'UK Simple' license,

"This licence is effectively a licence to use the more powerful radios anywhere in the United Kingdom, using a set of frequencies that are shared by all users of this licence. This licence is quick and easy to apply for, costs 75 per organization, and is valid for five years. It is ideal for most users of business radios, and is the only choice for those who need to be able to use their radios anywhere in the UK".

It is also possible to get a 'Technically assigned Geographic License' - essentially, this license allows you to use a specific frequency (or set of frequencies) that are uniquely yours. The catch is that you can only use them within a specific location. These licenses aren't especially expensive to maintain, but the cost is rising in major cities, especially London.

If you are setting yourself up as an equipment lender, or rental firm, then you'll need a UK Simple Business Radio Supplier's License. This license allocates you a set of frequencies that you rent out to clients, along with your own equipment. Because the frequencies are licensed to you, the hirer of the equipment need not worry about obtaining their own license.

Getting any one of these licenses is as simple as visiting the licensing section of Ofcom's website.

Hope that helps!

SOURCES

http://licensing.ofcom.org.uk/

http://www.walkie-talkie-radio .co.uk/two-way-radio-licencing -in-the-uk.html

Who Uses a Spy Earpiece?

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British comedian Jack Dee probably said it best, "Men like to use drills because secretly, we think they're guns". Tools just bring out our inner 007.

He's right. Men like gadgets for the same reason. We can't deny it, there's just something unassailably cool about a tool that you can use, but that no one else knows about.

Whether you're prancing around your house pointing a Black & Decker at imaginary henchmen, or fondly imagining that your fountain pen doubles as some sort of deadly offensive weapon, its OK to admit that you like the idea of gadgets.

If you're reading this and nodding, then you are almost certainly a man (or else, a bit of a Tomboy, which is fine too). In which case, you probably found this article whilst searching for a 'spy earpiece' online. Ergo, the sort of person who buys this is, well, someone just like you.

If, however, you clicked this page because you want to know what sort of person uses such a device (or indeed, what, if any, its practical applications are), then you've come to the right place, ma'am.

Its not all James Bond wannabes, you know.

Teaching professionals cunningly utilize spy earpieces to receive information in real time as they go through vast amounts of information in front of a class. They also employ such gadgets when giving lengthy and complex presentations to superiors or potential students. This goes double (or even triple) for public speakers.

Amazingly, the time spent preparing a reliable body of information and then having an accomplice drip feed the correct answers to you via the earpiece would probably be better spent actually learning the material in the first place. However, you can also use spy earpieces in presentations in much the same way that businesspeople do.

Security personnel will also use spy earpieces, as surprising as that may be to read. Often, the security professional is used as a deterrent; large, imposing men and women are geared up with walkie-talkies and sharp suits or black uniforms in order to encourage would-be troublemakers to think twice. However, it is also common for security guards to operate in plain clothes, keeping an eye on potential situations discreetly and quietly. For this, they use a spy earpiece. For the same reasons, even undercover police have been known to employ spy earpieces.

So, the earpiece appeals to more than just the gadget-crazed would-be 007. Spy earpieces are used by a broad cross-section of the community, not just by men with a little too much time on their hands!

Finding a Spy earpiece can be a difficult task, the website EarpieceOnline.co.uk is one of the best places to get one.

WWE Crowns New World Champion at Landmark Event

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Last Sunday, World Wrestling Entertainment hosted the 30th edition of its annual 'WrestleMania' Pay Per View event. The company celebrated its anniversary in style by crowning a new World Champion in Daniel Bryan, a greatly respected wrestler formerly known as 'The American Dragon'.

The show, held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, featured a star-studded card. Returning stars Hulk Hogan, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin and The Rock made non-wrestling appearances, as more recent stars like Antonio Cesaro, The Shield and AJ Lee emerged triumphant in various contests.

The talk of the night, however, was Daniel Bryan.

As part of the WWE's ongoing storyline, 'D-Bry' had made an enemy of company bosses Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. He first won the WWE Championship at the company's 'SummerSlam' PPV in August of last year, however, minutes later, fellow wrestler Randy Orton arrived and took the belt away via the company's 'Money in the Bank' stipulation.

Later, at September's 'Night of the Champions' event, Bryan was victorious over Orton, only to have his title belt stripped away the following night by HHH. Further attempts to raise the gold at October's 'BattleGround' PPV and October's 'Hell in a Cell' event were also unsuccessful (in most cases due to some outside interference).

During this time, Daniel Bryan's quest for the WWE laurels became a mainstream concern. His T-shirts were seen being worn at numerous American sporting events and his signature chants of "YES! YES! YES!" and "NO! NO! NO!" were heard in a multitude of sports.

For a while, the WWE appeared to have dropped Daniel Bryan as a Main Event prospect, raising the ire of his fellow wrestlers and wrestling fans alike. The company promoted returning wrestler and former champion Batista as being the hero that would unseat the villainous Randy Orton, but fans rejected this premise, booing Batista and demanding Bryan.

The event stipulations were that Daniel Bryan first had to defeat multi-time WWE Champion Triple H in order to gain a place in the Main Event against Orton and Batista (all are considerably bigger than the diminutive would-be champ). If successful, Bryan would then have to triumph over the combined might of two established WWE stars in order to finally take back the title.

The majority of fans werehere.

More controversial (and far more polarizing) was legendary wrestler The Undertaker's loss to former WWE and UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) kingpin Brock Lesnar. The Undertaker is famous for his winning streak at the WrestleMania events, having never lost in 21 years of appearances at the company's flagship show. Lesnar's victory signalled 'Taker's first ever loss at the event, something which many fans found distasteful and upsetting.

WrestleMania has been the WWE's signature event since 1985. The show was wrestling's first major Pay Per View event and featured appearances by mainstream MTV stars of the time like Cindi Lauper, Mr. T and even Liberace.

In addition to numerous live musical acts (most notably Ray Charles, Little Richard, Living Colour, Run DMC, Willie Nelson, Ozzy Osbourne and Motorhead) later celebrity WrestleMania appearances have included boxing Champion Floyd 'Money' Mayweather, American footballer Lawrence 'LT' Taylor, Mike Tyson, baseball legend Pete Rose, Pamela Anderson, Burt Reynolds, Mickey Rourke, Alice Cooper and, of course, Muhammad Ali.

The 30th anniversary show was also the first WWE event to be streamed online via the company's newest venture, the WWE Network, a live-streaming subscription service.

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