Taking care of your lawn is crucial if you want to make your entire property look attractive among neighbors and on-lookers. A well-maintained lawn can also help in increasing your property’s value, especially when you are planning to sell your home soon. You can do the lawn maintenance on your own, or hire commercial landscaping services in South County.Read More
A heat wave is a period with high temperatures
In The Netherlands we are going out of a heat wave if there are at least 5 summer days (25 degrees or higher) consecutively, there must also be another 3 tropical (30 degrees or higher). In general, this is based on the temperature in de Bilt (if one is based on a different place or region, it is a regional heat wave and not a rural one). Heat waves have been maintained since 1901 by the KNMI. The heat wave of 2018 was just not the longest heat wave since the measurements (15 days). Read More
StockUnlimited is a stockphoto website
StockUnlimited is a stock image service that allows subscribers to download an unlimited number of images and vectors each month. That’s what makes it different from many of the other stock image options available.
StockUnlimited is a stock photography, vector, clipart and audio provider. The service is based on a subscription-based model. For a monthly fee, subscribers can download as many files as they need for a number of projects.
You can find stock graphics, stock images, icons, buttons, backgrounds, textures and even audio files (audio downloads require a separate plan). The StockUnlimited database is growing all the time and includes 1 Million+ Visuals for Businesses & Professionals.
The service includes photography as well as vector assets. Everything is easy to search and it’s all included in your monthly plan. (You’ll never have to guess if an image is included or not.) says one of the content marketer at Contractor Accountancy firm.
Plus, downloads are easy. There’s no guesswork or credits to deal with. There aren’t any expiring downloads or limitations on the number of files you can use. Every plan is 100 percent unlimited. So whether you use just a handful of images or if you are a heavy user of stock imagery, StockUnlimited is a good fit.
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Shutterstock is a stockphoto company
Shutterstock is an American stock photography, stock footage, stock music, and editing tools provider headquartered in New York City. Founded in 2003 by programmer and photographer Jon Oringer, Shutterstock maintains a library of around 125 million royalty-free stock photos, vector graphics, and illustrations, with around 4 million video clips and music tracks available for licensing. Originally a subscription site only, Shutterstock expanded beyond subscriptions into a la carte pricing in 2008, and has been publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange since 2012. Since its founding Shutterstock has acquired a handful of other companies, starting with Bigstock in 2009 and followed by digital asset management software provider WebDAM in 2014. After acquiring Rex Features and PremiumBeat in 2015, Shutterstock recently announced a partnership with the Associated Press. It also has licensing deals with companies such as Penske Media Corporation. The company had over 100,000 contributors as of March 2016, with an “active customer base of 1.4 million people in 150 countries.”
The Canada goose is a large wild goose species with a black head and neck, white patches on the face, and a brown body
Native to arctic and temperate regions of North America, its migration occasionally reaches northern Europe. It has been introduced to the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, and the Falkland Islands. Like most geese, the Canada goose is primarily herbivorous and normally migratory; it tends to be found on or close to fresh water.
Extremely successful at living in human-altered areas, Canada geese have proven able to establish breeding colonies in urban and cultivated areas, which provide food and few natural predators, and are well known as a common park species. Their success has led to them often being considered a pest species because of their depredation of crops and issues with their noise, droppings, aggressive territorial behavior, and habit of begging for food, especially in their introduced range. Canada geese are also among the most commonly hunted waterfowl in North America.
The Sun is a star in our Milky Way
The Sun gives off energy as electromagnetic radiation. That includes light, infra-red energy (heat), ultraviolet light and radio waves. It also gives off a stream of particles, which reaches Earth as solar wind. The source of all this energy is the reaction in the star which turns hydrogen into helium and makes huge amounts of energy.
The Sun gives off energy as electromagnetic radiation. That includes light, infra-red energy (heat), ultraviolet light and radio waves. It also gives off a stream of particles, which reaches Earth as “solar wind”. The source of all this energy is the reaction in the star which turns hydrogen into helium and makes huge amounts of energy.
The Sun is a star like many others in our Milky Way galaxy. It has existed for a little over 4.5 billion years, and is going to continue for at least as long. The Sun is about a hundred times as wide as the Earth. It has a mass of 1.9891×1030 kg, which is 333,000 times the mass of the Earth. The Earth can also fit inside the Sun 1.3 million times.
The Moon (Latin: luna) is Earths satellite, and we can usually see it in the night sky
Our moon is about a quarter the size of the Earth. Because it is far away it looks small. The gravity on the moon is one-sixth of the Earth’s gravity. It means that something will be six times lighter on the Moon than on Earth. The Moon is a rocky and dusty place. The Moon drifts away from Earth at the rate of four centimeters each year.
The Moon is lit up by the sun as it goes around (or orbits) the Earth. This means sometimes people on Earth can see the whole Moon and other times only small parts of it. This is because the Moon does not send out its own light. People only see the parts that are being lit by sunlight. These different stages are called Phases of the Moon.
Humans finally landed on the Moon on 21 July, 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, landed their lunar ship (the Eagle) on the surface of the moon. Then, as half the world watched him on television, Armstrong climbed down the ladder of the Eagle and was the first human to touch the Moon as he said, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System and the second-smallest solid planet
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System and the second-smallest solid planet. Mars is rocky and cold, with polar ice caps of frozen water and carbon dioxide. It has the largest volcano in the Solar System, and some very large impact craters. Mars is named after the mythological Roman god of war because it is a red planet, the colour of blood.
The planet Mars is made of rock. The ground there is red because of iron oxide (rust) in the rocks and dust. The planet’s atmosphere is very thin and contains a lot of carbon dioxide and a very tiny amount of oxygen. The temperatures on Mars are colder than on Earth, because it is farther away from the Sun and has less air to keep warmth in. There is water ice and frozen carbon dioxide at the north and south poles. Mars does not have any liquid water on the surface now, but signs of run-off on the surface were probably caused by water. Mars has two small moons, called Phobos and Deimos.
Tilikum was an Orca who lived in SeaWorld, Orlando
Tilikum the Orca (November 1981 – January 6, 2017), nicknamed Tilly, was a bull orca. He was captured in Iceland in 1983 at Hafnarfjörður, near Reykjavík. After a year he was transferred to Sealand of the Pacific in Victoria, British Columbia. He was subsequently transferred in 1992 to SeaWorld Orlando, Florida.
Tilikum was involved in the death of three people: a trainer at the now-defunct Sealand of the Pacific in Victoria, British Columbia, a man trespassing on SeaWorld Orlandos property, and a trainer at Orlandos SeaWorld. Tilikum was heavily featured in the CNN 2013 documentary Blackfish, a film discussing captivity of orcas for entertainment.
He sired 21 calves, of whom ten are still alive. In the Chinook Jargon of the Pacific Northwest, the name means friends, relations, tribe, nation, common people. SeaWorld announced in March 2016 Tilikums health was deteriorating, and it was thought he had a lung infection caused by a rare resistant bacterium. In May 2016, it was reported Tilikums health was improving. Seaworld announced Tilikum had died on January 6, 2017.
The Andromeda Galaxy is the nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way, our galaxy
The Andromeda Galaxy is the nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way, our galaxy. Andromeda is sometimes called M31 or NGC 224 by astronomers. It is about 2.6 million light years away from us.
Andromeda is the largest galaxy of the Local Group, which consists of the Andromeda Galaxy, the Milky Way Galaxy, the Triangulum Galaxy, and about 30 other smaller galaxies.
At an apparent magnitude of 3.4, the Andromeda Galaxy is notable for being one of the brightest Messier objects, making it visible to the naked eye on moonless nights even when viewed from areas with moderate light pollution. Although it appears more than six times as wide as the full Moon when photographed through a larger telescope, only the brighter central region is visible to the naked eye. Being both large and bright, it is one of the farthest objects that can be seen without a telescope or binoculars.