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Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Historic Buildings

When visiting the beach or relaxing at one of Galveston’s renowned resort hotels, the island’s historic past might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But a closer look reveals that while there was a Native American population before Europeans arrived in the early 16th century, it wasn’t until the 18th and 19th centuries that Galveston became a key North American port city. And there are key museums, buildings and attractions where that history can be explored. In the 16th century, the Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca lived among the native tribes as a medicine man and slave after he was shipwrecked on the island. French explorer Robert Cavelier La Salle later named the island St. Louis and claimed it for France. The island, however, got its name from Spanish colonial governor Bernardo de Gálvez who sent explorers to map the area in 1786. The 106-year-old Hotel Galvez bears his namesake. Galveston’s most horrendous moments came when the island was battered by the Great Storm of 1900, the most deadly natural disaster to ever strike the U.S., leaving 6,000 islanders dead. The film, The Great Storm highlights the disaster and is shown daily at Pier 21. That devastation from the Great Storm led to the building of the Seawall which has helped protect the city from hurricanes’ devastating storm surges. The Seawall today is the city’s most popular pedestrian promenades along the beaches. Galveston did recover but was soon surpassed in size by Houston and other growing Texas cities. But its port on the Gulf of Mexico continued to welcome immigrants from all over the world. The port’s immigrant past is highlighted in the Texas Seaport Museum, also home to the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa, one of only three pre-20th century sailing vessels in the world that have been restored to full sailing capacity. m/jkvv/hhdu/basic  (Apr 27, 2017 | post #1)

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Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Spring Break on a...

Soak up the Beach. Put on your bathing suit and get out the sunscreen and head to the Island’s cool beaches – Stewart Beach Park, R.A. Apffel Park (East Beach) and Beach Pocket Park on the West End. All told, Galveston has 32 miles of beaches to sink your toes into. Galveston has the longest continuous sidewalk in America on its beachfront – Seawall Boulevard – making room for a wide variety of free outdoor activities like swimming, playing beach volleyball or hitting the pavement for biking or running. To watch a breathtaking sunrise or sunset on the Seawall is truly priceless. Take a Bucket Brigade Tour. Learn about the diversity of life found in the Gulf Coast waters during a free, interactive tour of Galveston’s beaches. These tours are led by volunteers from Artist Boat and marine biologists from Texas A&M University-Galvest on. Tours will be offered March 16-18 during spring break. Galveston Island Pass. Get your passport to adventure and savings with the new Galveston Island Pass. Load your pass with four or more participating attractions and save 40 percent off regular admission prices. Stroll the Strand. The downtown area offers an intriguing selection of shops, restaurants, galleries and museums within a perfect radius for self-guided tours. The Victorian architecture of The Strand makes for a charming stroll. Saegnerfest Park at 23rd and Strand is a free family park and home to a life-size chessboard and frequent live entertainment. Galveston Island State Park. The Galveston Island State Park offers a wide variety of outdoor activities that are free to participate in. While there’s a $5 parking charge to get into the park, you can enjoy kayak tours, beach and surf explorations, bird walks, nature field trips and fishing clinics at no cost. m/jkvv/hhdu/basic  (Apr 25, 2017 | post #1)

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Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Best Shopping

Hendley Market offers antiques, such as books and medical equipment, but the real draw is the store's large selection of nativities and santons. Shoppers will find over 200 nativities from far away places like Bethlehem and Germany. The santons, or small collectible figurines often associated with religious themes, come mostly from Mexico. Located in the 1891 Van Alstyne House, The Gingerbread House features 14 different rooms adorned with eye-catching antiques. Items include china, crystal, furniture, and jewelry, as well as Victorian dolls and hats. Historic cities always seem to have a local artist who dedicates time and energy to capturing the spirit of the city's past. Pam Heidt specializes in Galveston's rich Victorian history, and J. Bangle Gallery specializes in her artwork. Heidt's oils and watercolors are not all that shoppers find, however. The gallery also offers frames and a respectable collection of coins and other antiques. Wherever you travel, it's always interesting to see what regional artists are producing. Buchanan Gallery is your best bet for a wide range of contemporary art, including paintings, sculptures, and a variety of other media. A traditional beach-town souvenir shop, Lafitte's Beat presents over 2,500 square feet of gift items, beachwear, and nautical-inspired merchandise. In the early 1800s, the store remains rooted in its coastal surroundings. Shells and local coral are popular souvenirs, but shoppers can also find ship's wheels and lamps. Of course, as in most stores of its kind, you can also buy shot glasses, children's toys, and salt and pepper shakers. During the 1800s and early 1900s, The Strand Historic District was the most affluent area of town and still features many of the city's upscale establishments. Visitors can choose from one of over 100 shops and restaurants to pass their time, or take a horse-drawn carriage ride to enjoy the romantic charm of the neighborhood. http://fliphtml5.c om/kyec/zlpy/basic /  (Apr 16, 2017 | post #1)

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Go Green Business: Pukka Herbs has achieved carbon neutra...

Pukka’s climate change policy was written by their sustainability manager, taking guidance from other policies available online. It is a short, one page document that everyone in the organisation can understand. A gap and impact analysis was carried out for the commitments made in the policy which was necessary to secure board-level approval. The policy was approved and a plan was produced to measure emissions from gas, electricity, water, waste and travel using EnergyDeck , whilst freight and refrigeration, emissions were monitored using the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) emission factors. Monitoring only takes about one hour a month of Anne’s time. Since monitoring began, Pukka have implemented a range of emission reduction projects and unavoidable emissions within their financial control were offset. They made carbon neutrality a company level objective, with each department considering carbon reduction opportunities in their overall plan and all team members were encouraged to set themselves a non-compulsory objective in their individual performance and development plans. At the end of Pukka’s financial year, its carbon footprint was calculated and verified by external consultants. Unavoidable carbon emissions were offset by purchasing offset credits for an efficient cookstove project in Africa, provided through Carbon Footprint Ltd. Pukka chose this option because it offered a credible Gold Standard project with the lowest cost (£6.30 per tonne) that also aligned with Pukka’s values of improving health (through reduced smoke inhalation from open fires) as well as reducing deforestation /groups/34272-Pukk a-Herbs/discussion s/165450  (Aug 15, 2016 | post #1)

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Singapore Huxley Associates: Top 5 bizarre interview ques...

Five types of questions you might encounter 1. Lots of these questions fall along the lines of if you were a colour/an animal/a garden gnome/a car/a food/a computer application (yes, really) what one would you be and why? Try to think of the qualities of the object and how they might relate to your skills or character. 2. What are all the different uses you can think of for a lemon? Apparently asked during an interview for an airline pilot, this type of question is designed to find out how much of a creative thinker you are. 3. Who would you invite to a dinner party/what superhero/movie character would you be/who is your role model? In other words, what character traits do you most admire in other people and why? Think about what specific things they have achieved and what it is about those achievements that you admire so much. 4. How many people will be on Facebook in New York on a Friday afternoon? There are a raft of questions that are much more technical in nature and much more aligned to the role you are seeking. This question was aimed at a marketing executive, and was probing how well they understand the use of social media around the world. 5. Tell me a story. This is a firm favourite, and represents a golden opportunity for you to tell a work-related anecdote that is also relevant to the role in question and also illustrates how you see other people and the world around you. b/huxley  (Aug 14, 2016 | post #1)

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Unlocking Africa’s Potential through Competition Policy

African countries have much to gain by encouraging open and competitive markets, particularly as a means to spur sustainable economic growth and alleviate poverty. Yet in reality, many markets have low levels of competition. More than 70% of African countries rank in the bottom half of countries globally on the perceived intensity of local competition and on the existence of fundamentals for market-based competition. Monopolies, duopolies, and oligopolies are relatively prevalent compared to other regions. In more than 40% of African countries, a single operator holds over half the market share in telecommunications and transport sectors. This lack of competition has drastic costs. Retail prices for 10 key consumer goods – white rice, white flour, butter and milk among them -- are at least 24% higher in African cities than in other main cities around the world. While these higher prices affect all consumers, the poor are hit the hardest. A new report from the World Bank Group and the African Competition Forum, Breaking Down Barriers, estimates the gains from tackling anticompetitive practices and reforming policies to enable competition. For instance, reducing the prices of food staples by just 10%, by tackling cartels and improving regulations that limit competition in food markets could lift 500,000 people in Kenya, South Africa, and Zambia out of poverty and save consumers more than $700 million a year. Cartels - agreements among competitors to fix prices, limit production or rig bids - are a serious cause of low competition levels in African countries and have been found to affect products in a variety of sectors, including fertilizers, food, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, and construction services. Evidence reveals that consumers pay 49 percent more on average when firms enter into these agreements. “There have been a notable number of countries adopting competition laws in Africa, and this bodes well for growth and development. However, while the benefits of competition are already clearly observable in Africa, there is still considerable effort required to ensure effective implementation of competition laws and policies across the continent,” notes Tembinkosi Bonakele, Chairperson of the African Competition Forum headquartered in South Africa. /groups/34138-IOSC O  (Aug 9, 2016 | post #1)

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Pugh Heating & Air Conditioning: Air conditioning in your...

When looking for a trustworthy organization, avoid fraud services online because fraudsters often disguise themselves as representatives from a genuine company and offer their services to you in exchange of your personal and financial information. Pugh Heating & Air Conditioning can perform proper air conditioning service and installation for your home and can help you decide which AC installation is the best for your particular property. You can also schedule installing air conditioning to your home before summer actually begins to their team. This specific home improvement service has great benefits for your home and listed on the following are the reasons why you should have one today: Even though it is scorching hot outside, you can still have a cool temperature inside your home with an air conditioner that is connected to a programmable thermostat. You can enjoy its steady and cool temperature throughout the day. A new AC system ensures that you will not suffer from the strong heat outside during the summer season. Air conditioners don’t only provide a cool and comfortable temperature for your home, but it can also purify your indoor air. It delivers all your cooled air through an air filter before air conditioners can actually provide climate controlled air to your home. This air filter will remove dirt, dust, and other allergens while purifying your indoor air. Some people often get irritated with a hot temperature which also makes them hot-headed in an instant. Because of this, the introduction of air conditioning has been their lifesaver. You can easily and quickly cool your home with a single push of a button where you can enjoy its cool temperature and relax your mind at the same time. You can also avoid heat-related illnesses during summer's strong heat with air conditioning. In case you have further inquiries, Pugh Heating & Air Conditioning will provide you with more information about air conditioning maintenance and installation. https://annejagger 16/08/04/pugh-heat ing-air-conditioni ng-reasons-to-have -air-conditioning- in-your-home/  (Aug 3, 2016 | post #1)

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Eric Hamilton Marsden on how to take care of furniture

Eric Earl Hamilton Marsden suggests the use of coasters and mats when placing hot or cold drinks, plates and crockery on the furniture. Discoloration can happen to the furniture if such items were placed directly on it for too long. Use protective pads on semi-permanent items Decorative items that are permanently sitting on your furniture such as bowls, figurines, ornaments and vases should have protective cork or felt pads underneath them in order to avoid any differential discoloration. Dust regularly You can clean the bespoke furniture by using a lightly moistened cloth and then use another cloth such as soft microfiber cloth to dry it out. This way, you can maintain the good condition of your furniture. Clean spillages promptly Once spillages are left alone for a long period of time, it will be impossible to remove them and could cause discoloration. Quickly remove the spillages of drinks or food on your furniture with a clean and lightly moistened cloth, and then use a clean dry cloth to dry the surface. Don't use silicone spray polishes After a certain period of time, aerosol spray polishes that contain silicone will have a bad effect on the finish of bespoke furniture, so it's better not to use them on your furniture. Avoid abrasive or chemical cleaners When your bespoke furniture needs careful attention, it’s better to consult the maker of your furniture than using abrasive cleaners. Such cleaners will just remove a thin layer of the material once applied. Stain removers and solvents shouldn't also be used on your furniture. Control the temperature Maintaining the temperature as well as the humidity in your home at normal levels over the year is recommended to keep the furniture in good condition. b/eric-hamilton-ma rsden  (Jul 26, 2016 | post #1)

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Eric Hamilton Marsden Tips for buying bespoke furniture

Finding the ideal bespoke furniture for your home can be simple as long as you have the patience in doing so. If you're going to be a smart buyer, then you can save money during the entire process and find high-quality furniture that meets all your needs all at once. The following are some basic tips provided by Eric Earl Hamilton Marsden to help you find the best bespoke furniture for your home. Find reviews The internet is vast and it can cater all the basic information a person is looking for. When searching for the best bespoke furniture, it's easier to search online for reviews to avoid fraud. You can find reviews for most any type of furniture in every brand. Before spending your money on a certain piece of furniture, it would be better if you can obtain important information about it and compare its results to other furniture. Since reviews are a good source of information to find a dependable company, ensure that your chosen company is indeed trustworthy at the end and offers quality products that suit your budget. Be consistent Don't rush things because anything worth having is worth waiting for. Don't stop until you are satisfied even if it will take some more time. Your goal is to have a home that makes you feel happy and comfortable, so don't settle for less and have the furniture that meets your standards. Be consistent in looking for the best bespoke furniture for your home. Compare prices As previously stated, comparing significant data, including prices, of various pieces is often necessary, especially if you are on a tight budget. By carefully assessing your records, you can choose the right furniture where you can save up to 50 percent. Make sure to remember those tips mentioned above to shop great bespoke furniture and buy pieces that you really want. Be a smart buyer and save a little bit of money during the entire process. Put in mind that finding the perfect bespoke furniture for your home requires patience and consistency. Eric Earl Hamilton Marsden believes that you will achieve a unique home with bespoke furniture and the team wishes that you will find the best pieces for your place. https://www.crunch ion/eric-earl-hami lton-marsden#/enti ty  (Jul 24, 2016 | post #1)