School History Trips to Unlock the History of Athens

School history trips bring students into contact with the past, showing them what their texts refer to. In Athens, where ancient monuments still stand, the distant past can be better appreciated: students can know how it felt to stand on the Akropolis beside the imposing Parthenon, or leave the city to visit the nearby Oracle at Delphi. Any school student taking History or Classics classes will benefit from visits to the great city of Athens.

The Akropolis of Athens

The most famous site in Athens is undoubtedly its Akropolis, a citadel on a rocky outcrop rising approximately 150 metres above the centre of the city. It was in use by human habitants of the region for thousands of years before the city of Athens developed and thrived in the Archaic and Classical periods. What stands on the Akropolis today dates to those periods: the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion, the Theatre of Dionysos Eleuthereus, and more.

Visiting the Akropolis of Athens on school history trips, students will first be awed by the marble steps and monumental gateway — the Propylaia — that take them onto the top of the hill. The massive structure of the Parthenon, the temple to the city’s patron goddess Athena, dominates the hilltop and draws all visitors to it. It is a staggering work of ancient architecture and the centre of Athenian celebrations in Athena’s name. Other surviving structures, such as the Erechtheion on the top of the Akropolis — with its porch held up by Caryatids — and the Theatre of Dionysos on the hill’s side, where many of the famous tragedies and comedies of ancient Athens were performed, complete this sensory introduction into the scale and shape of Athenian public life.

The nearby Akropolis Museum is an excellent next stop for students on school history trips, as it provides a wealth of material culture associated with and found on the Akropolis – from spindle whorls to statues. Elsewhere in Athens, sites such as the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Andrian’s Arch are beautiful, well-preserved monuments.

The Oracle at Delphi

Young visitors can trace the steps of many famed people in the ancient world by leaving Athens to visit the Oracle at Delphi. The Athenian tragedian Aeschylus wrote that the significance of Delphi began in prehistory with worship of Gaea, and certainly the site has long been in use, with a wealth of Mycenaean remains found there. Most of the ruins visible on the mountainside today date to the 6th century CE, including the reconstructed Temple of Athens (dedicated at Delphi in honour of the Athenians’ victory at the battle of Marathon) and the remains of the Temple of Apollo, a theatre and a stadium for the Pythian games held at the site. The rock on which the Oracle sat and prophesied is still in situ. Young learners on school history trips can stand beside it and contemplate the role of prophecy in the ancient world.

Bachelor spoilers 2014: Chris Harrison all but confirms who Juan Pablo picks

The Bachelor spoilers 2014 just keep coming! As we near Hometown dates, the Fantasy Suite episode and the finale itself, we can now say almost without a doubt that Reality Steve has been on-point with his information all season and is going to maintain this streak through the finale. (Yeah, yeah, he was wrong last time. We know.)

We believe he has the goods this year partially because franchise host Chris Harrison practically confirmed the Bachelor Season 18 spoilers surrounding Juan Pablo Galavis during a Feb. 19 media call!

Speaking specifically about Nikki Ferrell and Clare Crawley, Harrison told reporters, “And so it’s interesting. If they got to see that side of each other, which they will when they watch the show back. They’ll probably come to the ‘After the Final Rose’ show and say, ‘You know what? We were probably more similar than we thought.’”

Bachelor Spoilers 2014: Chris Harrison Confirms Nikki and Clare Are Juan Pablo’s Final Two…Oops!

Well, if Clare and Nikki are both present for the “After The Final Rose” filming, that means they pretty much had to have been the final two women in the competition. That’s how this thing works. All the other ladies, rejected previously during Season 18, will have their moment to cry, gripe, gossip or tell America ‘I have moved on and I’ve never been happier’ during the “Women Tell All” special that will air March 3 between Hometown/Fantasy Suite week (Feb. 24 and 25) and The Bachelor 2014 finale on March 10.

The hour-long “ATFR” special, which airs just after the finale wraps up, is only for Juan Pablo, the most recently-jilted bachelorette and the lady who actually won Juan Pablo’s heart. Or did she? Reality Steve has been saying for months Nikki is definitely the one who Juan Pablo picked on the Season 18 finale, but that there is major trouble in paradise. In a nutshell, Steve-O says home-girl is getting played.

Government infiltrating websites to ‘deny, disrupt, degrade, deceive’

According to some of the newest Edward Snowden leaks as reported on by Glenn Greenwald on Monday, government spies are infiltrating websites in an effort to persuade public opinion and discredit opposition.

The documents from the GCHQ (the British equivalent of the NSA), titled “The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations,” were given to the NSA and leaked by Snowden. They reveal that the GCHQ is involved, through a unit known as JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group), in “the monitoring of YouTube and Blogger, the targeting of Anonymous with the very same DDoS attacks they accuse ‘hacktivists’ of using, the use of ‘honey traps’ (luring people into compromising situations using sex) and destructive viruses.”

Further, according to Greenwald, “these agencies are attempting to control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse, and in doing so, are compromising the integrity of the internet itself.”

The goals of the JTRIG program are “(1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable.”

They do this through the use of several tactics, as listed by a slide from the documents: “Infiltration Operation,” “Ruse operation,” “Set Piece Operation,” “False Flag Operation,” “False Rescue Operation,” Disruption Operation” and “Sting Operation.”

Another slide lists ways to “discredit a target”: “Set up a honey-trap,” “Change their photos on social networking sites,” “Write a blog purporting to be one of their victims,” “Email/text their colleagues, neighbours, friends, etc.”

There’s also a slide on how to discredit a business: “Leak confidential information to companies/the press via blogs etc,” “Post negative information on appropriate forums,” “Stop deals/ruin business relationships.”

A further slide lists the definition of the effects of the agency’s activities: “Using online techniques to make something happen in the real or cyber world.” This includes two categories: “Information Ops (influence or disruption)” and “Technical disruption,” along with the four D’s: “Deny/Disrupt/Degrade/Deceive.”

Greenwald also points out that these tactics are not just used for counter-terrorism, but “against people suspected (but not charged or convicted) of ordinary crimes or, more broadly still, ‘hacktivism’, meaning those who use online protest activity for political ends.”

“The title page of one of these documents reflects the agency’s own awareness that it is ‘pushing the boundaries’ by using ‘cyber offensive’ techniques against people who have nothing to do with terrorism or national security threats, and indeed, centrally involves law enforcement agents who investigate ordinary crimes,” writes Greenwald.

While the idea that government has paid people, known as shills, to post in message boards and other websites in an effort to disrupt conversations has long been believed by conspiracy theorists, this would seem to confirm that it’s happening.

There have been similar reports in the past of the government attempting to influence public opinion through the Internet.

As Greenwald mentions in his article, Cass Sunstein, Obama’s former science czar, wrote in a paper that the government should employ people to “cognitively infiltrate” groups including “chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups.” His main target was conspiracy theorists. He further proposed making it illegal to be a conspiracy theorist.

Why Handling Your Tooth Is Really Important

In addition to their performance for ingesting, your the teeth tend to be one thing individuals observe with regards to you. An excellent smile can placed other people confident and make your self-confidence. If you take proper care of your pearly whites, they may be an resource for life. Read these guidelines for the very best grin feasible.

Visit a number of dental workplaces, take a look at several locations initial. You can look at a dentistry institution when you are uninsured. Don’t neglect pearly whites for too much time and try going to a dental office 2 times every year.

Fluoride will make considerable strides within the upkeep of healthy, robust teeth. When your tap water doesn’t have fluoride, you do have a better chance of tooth decay. You might for example apply certain tooth paste that contains fluoride. Also, some mouth wash consists of flouride.

Obtain a tongue scraper and employ it every morning. This can clear your tongue and assist remove germs. Your tongue will feel great and your mouth area will not smell so poor. A mouth scraper is more effective than cleaning your mouth together with your tooth remember to brush, and takes less time too.

The tooth brush which you use is very important for proper dental hygiene. Try and choose a toothbrush which has smooth bristles. This will aid protect your gum line and can place them from internal bleeding. Also, search for a brush which has a tongue more clean so that you can have the ability to have the cleanest oral cavity achievable.

There are numerous elements that will wind up yellowing your tooth. Gourmet coffee, reddish wines and tobacco are some of the most common contributors. Should you just are unable to steer clear of these matters, you can consume your gourmet coffee and vino through a straw so that it fails to hit your teeth. Additionally it is useful to brush your tooth soon after smoking.

In the event you call for a stuffing in a number of of your respective teeth, choose intelligently. Teeth-coloured composite fillings are a stylish, discrete choice. However, this particular stuffing also happens to be significantly less durable than most steel tooth fillings. Metallic fillings may also be a much better option for bigger locations. Recall, appearance aren’t every thing!

Were you aware that the series that you try to eat your food products in can are involved in whether or not you produce cavities? Eating sugary food items like cake on your own is quite a bit more serious for your personal pearly whites, than by eating the cake after having a dish. Don’t consume sugary food items by itself, always try to eat them other foods.

Always rinse the mouth area out soon after each meal. Scrubbing your teeth right after each meal is perfect. Needless to say, lots of people have tasks and spots being. It isn’t usually easy to brush your tooth after consuming. In the event you can’t brush, wash. Rinsing will rid the mouth of some of the foods put aside and counteract pH degrees.

The following tips need to enable you to keep a fantastic laugh during your way of life. White-colored and healthier the teeth try taking some work, but there are numerous goods to assist you. To get more concepts, talk to your dental professional. Your dental professional will be the professional and is aware all the techniques and also hardwearing. the teeth seeking their best.

Choose Luxury Car Services For Your Memorable Moments

At the present time, many people are approaching for hiring major brand of luxury cars for special events. There are many reliable transportation services available in the marketplace. You can take enjoy of traveling by selecting a luxury option. In current time luxury vehicle charges are very normal & you also got lots of space which makes your travel comfortable. To take the enjoy of such type of services, you can hire Limo. Limo is providing transit of services.

Searching a reliable option to hiring a limo is a difficult task, but you can make easy it by the help of internet. The transport agency offers you limo on hire at an affordable price. They provide various packages to customers. If you are searching for a reliable airport transportation then you can contact them. You can take enjoy of brand traveling experience. For the advance booking of the car, you can give them complete detail and they always provide their services on time.

Their Corporate Car Service Limo is fully featured with modern amenities such as bar, high sound, music system, GPs navigation and much more. They charge for Limo basis on how long you need it? You find that they charge very nominal in comparison to other services. You also hire The Woodlands Limo on best price. They are enabled to meet the services according to customers need. Their cars are well maintained and properly clean, no question raising for cleaning.

You can also book their services for special days such as wedding, wine tasting tours, bachelor party, prom night and many others. It would be a great experience to spend time in luxury car with friends or family. They also provide decorating services for cars, according to the clients demand as well as the occasion. So need to worry about decoration of cars. They provide their services in very low price.

Moreover, they also provide customized packages such as free decoration services and many others. You can enjoy every moment of traveling and have an unforgettable experience. No need to assume the tension for booking, simply you can visit at their website and book your car. They also provide their services for Houston Rodeo. If you are getting married in Houston then you need to make a call to them and book luxury services. You can relax and enjoy the luxury ride. They’ll be there to ensure your big day is picture perfect. They offer you their services in hassle-free manner. They enable to cover the wide variety of events and occasion. In to know more about them or their services you can log-on their website.

Human Barbie Doll Subject of New Documentary

“Space Barbie.” The Real live Barbie Valeria Lukyanova has taken the internet and Youtube by storm for being able to transform herself into the American famous toy. She is unapologetically all girl and not just another pretty face. “I like everything beautiful, feminine and refined, and it just do happens that is what dolls are based on,” says Lukyanova.

The controversy

Known around the world, the Ukranian model went from Youtube to Jezzebel and V magazine spreads. The human barbie’s smallish features and fixed stare helped photographers to transform “the look.” What took everyone by surprise is the doll-like appearance actually looks as if she is the plastic proto-type.

The extreme image made people wonder what the real life person must be like on the inside, especially in an age when individuality and a person’s quirks are what make the person. Some feminist abhor the Barbie doll and the “cookie-cutter” image and what it represents.

Did she or didn’t she

The rumor mill has run mad with stories about rib removal, breast augmentation, and plastic surgeries, but the doll-faced girl swears it’s all makeup and some studies may touchup the pictures just a bit to add to her image of doll-like.

Spiritual one-tank trip

Space Barbie. The “Human Barbie Doll” has another side, her spiritual side using the Barbie-look to draw attention to the enlightenment of being.

“I am a lecturer on the subject of out-of-body experience. I am a beautiful, inspiring young woman talking about spirituality and you can see what people choose to focus on. People hear and see what they want to. I have a vast amount of work to do on myself. When people think they’ve reached perfection that is when the degradation begins.”

Her homemade spiritual advice videos on Youtube add a few makeup tips, and it’s easy to look beyond her alien-like appearance. She has an enormous following, for just the numbers of “haters” in her closet she has just as many supporters.

Human Barbie Doll holds the record for most money spent on cosmetic surgery

Is it live or is it Memorex

The Human Barbie even does a séance in her documentary to prove her remote skills, with her real life friends she refers to as “soulmates.” At one point the groups resorts to a bird whistling technique that Lukyanoya says aligns you with your spiritual DNA.

Has the “plasticity” gone to her head

She’s been to a psychiatrist she claims to check on the “voices” in her head, and visions of other planets. “He said I was very lucky, anyone else would have taken me to the “special place.”

The Human Barbie has a sister Olga, “I never thought my sister would be called a Barbie. She’s always had this doll-like look, but a doll in associated with an unintelligent person, and my sister is very intelligent and interesting to talk to.”

Changing Your Car’S Battery

The following things are required:

  • A new battery
  • Safety glasses
  • Clean water
  • A socket wrench or an adjustable wrench
  • A can of Rust-O-Lieum primer
  • Battery terminal cleaner or wire brush
  • White lithium grease
  • Rubber gloves (optional)

The need to replace your battery

For proper operation of your car, having a good battery is essential. If proper care and maintenance is given to the battery, it can last for up to 5 years. Problems and failures of batteries can take place in as sooner as three years and that too in places where weather conditions are extreme – either too hot or too cold as such conditions tends to impose a heavy toll on the battery of the vehicle. In addition to this, other causes of premature failing of the battery include undercharging, overcharging, vibration and abuse. The modern design of vehicles batteries is as such that a constant drain system is included even if the car is parked as well since long sitting time periods may also cause the battery to go dead thereby, requiring to be charged.

At one point or another, getting your car battery changed becomes empirical. Although, the task is simple however, severe corrosion can make it difficult. If your battery is also facing issues, take it to a professional who will fix it up for you.

Get your car battery under perfect working conditions. You can check a local auto spare parts store so as to get the right size and type of battery for your vehicle. Bringing in your old battery to get a new one is a good idea and you can also leave the old one in order to get it recycled. Also ensure that the new battery you purchased is charged completely.

WORK IN AN AREA WHICH IS WELL-VENTILATED AND HAVE NO SPARKS AND OPEN FLAMES. AVOID SMOKING.

  • Get the negative cable disconnected first and then get the positive cable disconnected.
  • Remove the hold down of the battery. It can be on top of the battery or on the tray which is clamped onto the side of the battery.
  • Once free, lift it up carefully out of the tray.

VEHICLE BATTERIES CONTAINS SULFURIC ACID WHICH CAN BURN YOUR SKIN OR ANY OTHER THING WHICH COMES IN CONTACT WITH IT.

  • Analyze the battery tray, if there is any signs of corrosion or rust clean it with water. Leave the tray to dry and the spray primer so as to prevent future corrosion.
  • Place the new battery on the tray and the reinstall the hold own clamp.
  • If your battery has a top terminal, remove debris from the cables within the battery and the battery posts with a wire brush.
  • Make sure there is no corrosion on the cables of the battery.
  • Join the positive cable first and then the negative cable. Tighten then but avoid over tighten.
  • Coat the battery terminals with white lithium grease so as to avoid corrosion.
  • Get the engine started and the task is completed.

The Document Attestation Required Before Going Abroad

The whole world is becoming a global village by each passing day. More and more people are ready to explore cross border opportunities which are available readily. The growing popularity of the region of Middle East points towards the fact that the region has gained prominence and has become a job hub which is attracting hundreds and thousands of individuals everyday to visit the country and carve out a promising career for themselves.

While going to a foreign country you must pay attention to certain important tasks which when completed facilitates your smooth and hassle free entry. Certificate attestation is one such task which should not and cannot be overlooked as it stands out as the most important pre – requisite which needs to be fulfilled. Degree attestation is the fundamental process of providing authenticity to the various educational documents you carry while traveling to a foreign land. The documents have to pass through a long line up of government bodies whose signatures and seal is required in the process of document validation.

As and when the original set of documents reaches the concerned government department and authority they perform the necessary steps so that the documents can be presented as a set of legal papers. In the event of visiting a foreign country it is important to carry accredited documents to avoid any kind of inconvenience.

As mentioned, the region of Middle East is a job hub which attracts many a person. There had been instances proving the fact that many individuals possessing fake documents manage to sneak into different countries. Some resort to unfair practices and carry fake certificates to land up a job. To counter such issues, document attestation and apostille comes as an apt solution.

Carrying validated documents saves you from the fingers which might get pointed towards you. You can have a ready and satisfying answer in case somebody eyes you and your documents with suspicion. Document attestation undoubtedly instils in you the added confidence as you have the signatures of the government authorities on your set of documents. The task of document attestation, however, poses the picture of an enduring and tiring task to be completed.

Those who have had a prior experience would agree to the fact that finding a reliable degree attestation agency is a tough task on an individual’s part. Getting a document attestation requires the individual to trust the attestation agency with the original documents so a thorough investigation on the certificate attestation agency is definitely needed. Individual’s should necessarily look into the clientèle of the certificate agency and comprehend the level and degree of the customer satisfaction and take a decision based on that.

‘The Bachelor’ spoilers: Andi’s overnight with Juan Pablo is epic fail

According to the latest developments on “The Bachelor” spoilers regarding Tuesday night’s episode, Andi Dorfman’s overnight date with Juan Pablo will be an epic fail.

A lot of hype has been building up to this moment between Andi and Juan Pablo now that the hometown visits are over.

Reality Steve blogged Feb. 25 that one stupid thing after another was said by Juan Pablo when Andi confronts him about being a “default” pick for St. Lucia… and not being interested in who she is as a person. In fact, he tells her that she “barey made it” to this stage in the game. Andi will call him on what he does not know about her. He has no idea what her religion is and she reminds him that she is Jewish. Juan Pablo assumes Andi does not know his religion either, but she does. He is Catholic.

In other “Bachelor” 2014 spoilers revealed, viewers will not see Andi and Juan Pablo discuss Clare during their overnight date. In fact, everything will seem great during their date, but it is later on all of this comes out, Reality Steve wrote.

Juan Pablo leaks the fact that he and Clare already had their overnight date and that does little to comfort Andi. In fact, she will give up on the whole thing because she feels disrespected by Juan Pablo’s actions. She ultimately eliminates herself from “The Bachelor.”

Talk about a clumsy guy. Even if someone is not entirely interested in someone, there is some effort put into sparing the other one’s feelings as much as possible while still being honest. It is safe to say that Juan Pablo lives in a state of oblivion when it comes to quite a few things.

How to Get Your Vehicle’S Headlight Restored

If you are among those Americans who own a car which is at least 11 years old, then it is probable that the headlight of your car should be restored. Clean headlights of a car not only enhances the appearance but, they also offer an unobstructed as well as safe travel by making the vision of the road clear. Whether there is fog, haze or smear, there are simple ways of removing the oxidation of plastic which covers the car’s headlight after a long time of use.

At various auto part centers, there are many restoration kits available and to get this process clear, we bought two restoration kits in which the first was from Mequiar’s worth $25 per kit and the second one from Turtle Wax worth $10 per unit. Both the kits have a clarifying and cleaning compound, a protector sealing solution and wet sanding pads. The Mequiar’s kit is advanced and includes a clean and detailed microfiber cloth, a polished buffing ball which is mounted to a drill and an ergonomic hand grip used for wet sanding pads. On the other side, the second kit of Turtle Wax included 2 solutions along with a numbered set of wet sanding pads.

Requirements

  • A headlight restoration unit
  • Painter or masking tape
  • Detailing cloths or dry towels
  • A spray bottle or a window cleaner with cold water and a car washing solution
  • Elbow grease
  • Power drill (depending upon the restoration kit, optional)

Method

  1. Remove debris or dirt from the headlight area by cleaning it. A household glass cleaner or any cleaning solution can do this. Dry the surface of the headlights completely before proceeding to step 2.
  2. Apply tape on the surrounding areas of the headlights or any place where the body of the car meets the headlights. This is important as the sanding pad might damage the paint of the car during the restoration process. There are some headlight which will require applying one coat of clarifying compound over the headlamp assembly prior to applying the wet sand whereas, others may want you to skip the sanding and start polishing.
  3. Both the restoration kits used offer different strengths and grits of using sandpaper. You can either you the lubrication liquid provided with the kit or water spray so as to get the minimum number of sandpaper wet.
  4. Rub the lowest number in a side-to-side manner. The assembly of the headlight should be completely glazed. Remember; keep the assembly as well as the sand paper wet.
  5. Move to the next highest number of sandpaper and move it in an up-and-down motion.
  6. The headlight assembly should be cleaned with a detailing cloth or paper towel.
  7. Apply polisher liquid on the buffing ball or applicator pad and rub over the headlight to clean the glaze. The curved areas of the headlights were nit tackled by the Turtle Wax kits.
  8. The headlight assembly should be cleaned with a detailing cloth or paper towel.
  9. When the process is finished in a satisfactory tone, apply sealer protectant onto a pad or applicator (a small towellete in case of Turtle Wax) over the headlights.
  10. Remove the tape around the headlights and leave the sealant to dry for a few hours.