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How long should the meteor shower be going on?

No Comments 29 January 2014

Question by Jordyn: How long should the meteor shower be going on?
Don’t shoot this down as a stupid question. Yes, I know they are out mid august every year, but last year they continued after the main one for a while.
My main question is, will there still be some meteors next weekend? I have an event to be at where it would be nice to go see them with my group.

Best answer:

Answer by campbelp2002
The Perseid meteor shower peaks on the new-Moon night of Sunday–Monday, August 12–13.

The Perseids have a broad peak. So don’t despair if clouds are forecast for Sunday night — or if work obligations prevent you from staying up until dawn on Monday.

The meteor rate increases to roughly 30 per hour in the predawn hours on Saturday, 45 per hour on Sunday morning, and 80 per hour before the sky starts to get light on Monday morning. That’s for a single observer at a dark-sky site in the north temperate latitudes.

On any given night, activity starts slowly in the evening but picks up by 11 p.m., when the radiant gets reasonably high in the sky. The meteor rate increases steadily through the night as the radiant rises higher, peaking just before the sky starts to get light, roughly 1½ to 2 hours before sunrise.

For the most pleasant viewing experience, find a spot far from any city lights. Perseids tend to be relatively bright as meteors go, but you’ll still see more the darker your skies are. Bring a reclining chair so that you can view high in the sky in comfort; there’s no point in filling half your field of view with trees. Don’t forget warm, mosquito-proof clothes or, better, a sleeping bag. No matter how hot the days are, it can get surprisingly chilly under a clear sky late at night, especially whan you’re inactive. And for many people, the most important accessory is bug spray for the parts of you that remain exposed!

It doesn’t really matter where in the sky you watch; meteors can appear anywhere. Just watch where it’s darkest, usually straight up. It’s probably best not to stare directly at the radiant, because meteors there leave short trails.

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How can a wheelchair-bound college student travel Asia with her American friend? Ideas?

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Question by yilingonly: How can a wheelchair-bound college student travel Asia with her American friend? Ideas?
Hi! I am a 20-year-old from Asia who has not known the limitlessness of life until I met Tif, an outdoor American girl who brought me on bike rides and donkey rides. I have never travelled without my parents but would like to do so within the next year. Any suggestions?

Several issues include: wheelchair accessibility, accessible bathroom, backpacking tools, light-weight mobility equipments, options for transportation, cost? We have considered Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, China, and the Philippines… but we don’t know if it is too difficult for us.

Also, what can we do to get sponsors and people to help? We’re thinking of putting together an inspirational program and both of us can speak to inspire the local people. Please suggest!!!

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Answer by sonny_too_much
I am an American male in good health and I find getting around in most Asian cities a real challenge, Not only do they not have handicapped accessible public bath rooms. they do not even have bath rooms.
There are very few places that you will find a sidewalk in the sense that we think of a sidewalk. If it is a sidewalk, there are vendors set up on it and people driving trucks on it.
The major cities of China do not fit this pattern. You can get around Beijing, Shenyang, Shenzhen very well. But public transport is not accessible. Forget about trying Bangkok or Manila.
But if you have enough grit , you can do anything. It really depends on your mind set.
Try it and love the adventure !

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Ohio boy receives two new wheelchairs after his was stolen

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Ohio boy receives two new wheelchairs after his was stolen
Stephen Gibson, a nine-year-old boy from Ohio, was given two custom wheelchairs after his original wheelchair was stolen from the family garage in November. Two companies that sell healthcare products, Invacare and Miller's Rental and Sales, gave …
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Students Take on Class in Wheelchairs
GERMANTOWN HILLS – There's only one student at Germantown Hills Middle School who relies on a wheelchair; but a special P.E. class Thursday leveled the playing field. Eight grader Savanna Klobnak said she always feels like she's on a different level.
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Allied Vehicles eyes growth with £7m funding

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Allied Vehicles eyes growth with £7m funding
These include scooters, wheelchairs, specialist beds, rise and recline chairs, walking aids, kitchen and bathroom accessories, stair lifts and accessible vehicles. The store is already said to have developed a strong client base. The deal with …
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£7m boost for Allied Vehicles
The Mobility Solutions outlet, on Hawthorn Street in Glasgow , provides customers with 8,000 square feet of mobility equipment and daily living aids including scooters, wheelchairs, specialist beds, rise and recline chairs, walking aids, kitchen and …
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Is anything wrong with oral sex? (II)
Michael Douglas reportedly tested positive for HPV, and while there's no concrete link between his cancer and the STD, cases of HPV-related oral cancer are also rising among men. … That reclining chair in your dentist's room should still be your …
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Meteor shower, first of 2014, peaks on Friday
Since it will be Friday afternoon along the East Coast and noon on the West Coast, observers will have to rise before dawn or wait until after sunset, local time. Both options mean observers will see fewer … Just as with the Geminid meteor shower in …
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How can a wheelchair-bound college student travel Asia with her American friend? Ideas?

1 Comment 29 January 2014

Question by yilingonly: How can a wheelchair-bound college student travel Asia with her American friend? Ideas?
Hi! I am a 20-year-old from Asia who has not known the limitlessness of life until I met Tif, an outdoor American girl who brought me on bike rides and donkey rides. I have never travelled without my parents but would like to do so within the next year. Any suggestions?

Several issues include: wheelchair accessibility, accessible bathroom, backpacking tools, light-weight mobility equipments, options for transportation, cost? We have considered Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, China, and the Philippines… but we don’t know if it is too difficult for us.

Also, what can we do to get sponsors and people to help? We’re thinking of putting together an inspirational program and both of us can speak to inspire the local people. Please suggest!!!

Best answer:

Answer by love2travel
There may be ideas in this book:
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9406E7DB1038F932A2575AC0A962958260

Good luck!

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Hong Kong Billionaire Wong Man Li Shakes Up US Furniture Market, Widens

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Hong Kong Billionaire Wong Man Li Shakes Up US Furniture Market, Widens
Hong Kong may have launched Wong, but it's been his focus on one line–reclining chairs and sofas–and a knack for working with foreign partners that has kept Man Wah on the fast track of late. A 19% rise in Man Wah's sales in 2012 in the U.S.–his No.
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The World Should Be Watching India's "Common Man" Coup
Several tents contain men on hunger strikes, each reclining on a couch and nursed by supporters, on behalf of a petition like airline employee pensions or voting rights for Indians living abroad. Despite the amplified speeches and droning chants …
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Travel: The West Bay Club, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Victorian Ventnor is also enjoying a renaissance with its pretty beach huts and botanic gardens seeing properties on the seafront rising rapidly in value. … There is a sauna and steam room and reclining chairs to relax with magazines. I enjoyed a …
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Lightweight aluminium folding transit wheelchair with brakes in metallic blue Reviews

2 Comments 29 January 2014

Lightweight aluminium folding transit wheelchair with brakes in metallic blue

Lightweight aluminium folding transit wheelchair with brakes in metallic blue

  • New 2012 Model Which offers more comfort & reliability than older models. Weighs 12.9kg
  • This lightweight aluminium wheelchair in metallic blue is excellent value for money with many features as standard including, swing away and removable footrests.
  • This chair also offers attendant brakes, a fold down backrest for easy storage, side skirts and padded armrests.
  • Benefits from 8in / 20cm solid castors, 12in / 30cm solid rear wheels. Max user weight 18st / 114kg.

Features and benefits – Attendant handbrakes – Swing away removable footrests – 20cm/8″ solid front castors – 30cm/12″ solid rear wheels – Fold down backrest with rear pocket – Side skirts – Heel-loops Specification – Height: 94cm/37″ – Length (inc footrests): 99cm/39″ – Width: 58cm/22¾” – Seat height: 50cm/19¾” – Seat width: 48cm/19″ – Seat depth: 40.5cm/16″ – Width between arms: 43cm/17″ – Folded dimensions: 81cm x 71.5cm x -27cm – Maximum user weight: 116kg/256lbs – Net weight: 10.5kg/23lbs – Weight inc footrests: 12kg/26.2lbs. Dimensions ( Approx ):When open: Length = 93cm (37″) Width = 56cm (22″) Height = 93cm (37″) When closed ( Backrest folded down & footrests removed ): Length = 66cm (26″) Width = 24cm (9.4″) Height = 76cm (30″) *** PLEASE VIEW OUR DELIVERY INFORMATION BEFORE PURCHASING AS WE HAVE A LIST OF POSTCODES THE COURIER CHARGES EXTRA TO DELIVER TO. THEREFORE WE CAN NOT OFFER FREE DELIVERY TO THESE AREAS *** – THE PRICE QUOTED ABOVE IS EXCLUSIVE OF V.A.T AS 99% OF USERS WILL BE V.A.T EXEMPT. ALL WE NEED FROM YOU IS A SHORT MESSAGE STATING THE USERS FULL NAME & CONDITION FOR MORE INFORMATION & EXEMPT-ABLE CONDITIONS PLEASE READ OUR ‘ABOUT SELLER’ SECTION ON AMAZON.

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