Sunday, April 29, 2007
Just a reminder to those who are interested. The 2007 Bead Arts awards entry deadline is Tuesday, May 1st. To read about this competition, click on the title above. To access the online entry, click HERE.
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Thursday, April 26, 2007
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Wednesday, April 25, 2007
ouise Hill has just posted about Beadwork magazine's Beaded Bag competition. To read more about this competition and see the work of the finalists and the runners up, click on the title above and you'll be redirected to Louise's blog. One of my favorites in this competition was Louise's purse, called "Eyes of the Storms". It's a gorgeous piece and clicking on it's name will redirect you to her gallery where you can view a beautiful image of it. Thank you Louise for sharing this info with us!
À mes amis de Français, Louise a un lien sur son emplacement aux qualifiés aux finales pour la concurrence perlée de sac. Les photos de qualifiés aux finales sont en magazine de Beadwork de ce mois, ais Louise a un lien au magasin et vous pouvez regarder les images pour vous-même.
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Saturday, April 21, 2007
You can celebrate Bead Week anywhere in the world, either by yourself or gathered with other bead junkies. Here are some ideas for how to celebrate: 1. Visit your local Bead Store. 2. Take a bead or jewelry-making class. 3. Attend a local beading event. 4. Wear your beaded jewelry all week. When someone compliments you let them know you're celebrating Bead Week. 5. Make 2 pairs of earrings, one for yourself and one for a friend. Wish them a Happy Bead Week! 6. Buy a bead book. 7. Throw a Bead Party! 8. Register for a national Beading Event. 9. Experiment with a new technique. 10. Wish someone a Happy Bead Week by sending them a special bead, anonymously of course!
To read more about Bead Week, click on the title above. And be sure to also visit the Bead Week blog where Heather will keep us all up to date on events around the world! Thank you to Heather for writing the information for this post (I simply rearranged the script).
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The contaminant appears to be melamine. It has been found in pet foods containing wheat gluten. It has also been found in corn gluten and rice protein concentrate. It has been suggested that melamine was added to wheat gluten to increase the protein content of the product. Melamine however can be created in plants treated with the pesticide cyromazine. Investigators are not yet sure of the cause of the contamination.
On April 12th, Stephen Sundlof DVM, Director of the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, reported to the Senate Agricultural Appropriations committee. They have identified the Chinese manufacturer responsible for the contamination. This manufacturer exports to both the US and Netherlands. Any wheat gluten product associated with this company is currently being detained at US borders. The distributor was ChemNutra of Las Vegas.
Yesterday, the Baltimore Sun reported that Royal Canin, a South African company, found contaminated corn gluten in their pet food supply. On Tuesday, Natural Balance (Dick Van Patten's company) voluntarily recalled their venison and rice products, regardless of date, after finding melamine in the rice protein concentrate.
If you are concerned that your pet may have been exposed and may be ill, call your Vet. Signs of illness include: loss of appetite, weakness or lack of energy, vomiting. To read more about consumer information, click HERE.
While the contamination represents only 1% of the foods available to pets, it's best to stay tuned to what products are being recalled so you know what to buy before you buy it.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Hi, it's Tim from Pandora,
I'm writing today to ask for your help. The survival of Pandora and all of Internet radio is in jeopardy because of a recent decision by the Copyright Royalty Board in Washington, DC to almost triple the licensing fees for Internet radio sites like Pandora. The new royalty rates are irrationally high, more than four times what satellite radio pays, and broadcast radio doesn't pay these at all. Left unchanged, these new royalties will kill every Internet radio site, including Pandora.
In response to these new and unfair fees, we have formed the SaveNetRadio Coalition, a group that includes listeners, artists, labels and webcasters. I hope that you will consider joining us.
Please sign our petition urging your Congressional representative to act to save Internet radio: Save Net Radio Now
Please feel free to forward this link/email to your friends - the more petitioners we can get, the better.
Understand that we are fully supportive of paying royalties to the artists whose music we play, and have done so since our inception. As a former touring musician myself, I'm no stranger to the challenges facing working musicians. The issue we have with the recent ruling is that it puts the cost of streaming far out of the range of ANY webcaster's business potential.
I hope you'll take just a few minutes to sign our petition - it WILL make a difference. As a young industry, we do not have the lobbying power of the RIAA. You, our listeners, are by far our biggest and most influential allies.
As always, and now more than ever, thank you for your support.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Saturday, April 07, 2007
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Thursday, April 05, 2007
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