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Experts to Address the Future of Transportation, Technology and Lifestyle in the United States

Monday, August 17, 2009

Experts to Address the Future of Transportation, Technology and Lifestyle in the United States

Volkswagen Group of America lead sponsor for symposium featuring environmental, business, regulatory and academic leaders

HERNDON, Va., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is the main sponsor of “Mobility 2030: Transportation Technologies & Lifestyle of the Future” organized by the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC). At the event, which takes place in San Francisco on August 18, international experts will present future scenarios for the year 2030 in the fields of politics, energy, technology, transport and lifestyle.

Speakers will include senior executives from Volkswagen, Siemens, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), Union of Concerned Scientists, California High Speed Rail, California Energy Commission and many others. Topics include: policy changes in California leading to global innovation, cutting-edge vehicle technology including low-carbon options, green goods movement and the future of neighborhood structures.

Experts to Address the Future of Transportation, Technology and Lifestyle in the United States

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Loudoun County Fireworks Shows and Date listed by Community: 4th of July

Friday, June 26, 2009

2009 Fireworks Displays in Loudoun County for Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations — General Listings about where to go and how to plan your festivities. Things to do for Dulles Technology Corridor residents.

Listed here by community area… fun activity for children and parents — a patriotic thing to do to celebrate the holiday with friends is to plan a meet-up with family and friends to watch the fireworks together as an annual event. Fireworks displays make a wonderful low cost date night alternative, too!

EARLY DATE!!! Tuesday, June 28th

  • Brambleton Fireworks Display – 9:30pm (rain date June 29)
  • Dulles Town Center – 9:30pm (rain date June 29)

Friday, July 3rd

  • South Riding Display at SR Golf Club- 9:30 (rain date July 5)
  • Waterford – 9pm (rain date July 5)
  • Lansdowne Resort- 9:25pm (NO rain date) ** There will be a concert beginning at 7:30pm.  Fireworks will follow.
  • Eastern Loudoun Independence Day Celebration – 9:15pm (event is hosted at Sterling Golf Club)
  • Lovettesville Community Center -9:15pm (Parade will begin at 5:30 at the community center.  DC3 will provide entertainment at 7pm)

Saturday, July 4

  • Franklin Park – 9:30pm (rain date July 5)
  • Ashburn Village – 9:30pm  (rain date July 5)
  • Middleburg Community Center – dark (rain date July 5)
  • Hillsboro Community Center – dark (rain date July 6)
  • Claude Moore Park (old fashioned 4th of July) – Events held all day from 10:30am – 3pm (donations suggested)
  • Ida Lee Festivities – 9:30pm (rain date July 5) – Parade begins at 10am.  Gates open at 6pm for live entertainment before the fireworks display.

For more information about fireworks displays in Loudoun County for 2009, please visit https://brambletonbuzz.wordpress.com/2009/07/02/4th-of-july-weekend-in-loudoun-county-fireworks-schedule-and-more-from-the-loudoun-county-parks-and-recreation-service/.

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The Official Twitter Commands: Learn how to use Twitter more quickly and effectively for business and to communicate on the go with friends and family (that’s the Twitter Plan)

Monday, June 15, 2009

twitter is confusing computer confusedThere is no don’t ask don’t tell policy at the Twitter company.  So sayeth the Twitter Mods. But what does it all mean — and how do people who love the program seem to use Twitter so effectively?

Article excerpt advice directly from the marvelous moderators at Twitter.com that will help explain how the service can be used from home or on the go to help you build your business or keep in touch with friends and family all around.

The Official Twitter Text Commands

“Did you know: you can perform certain actions [while using Twitter], like following or marking a friend’s update as a favorite, by using the designated Twitter commands?  Use the commands listed below from your phone, the web update box, or your favorite third party application.” Yeah… and that means what?

Turning Twitter off and on: device notifications

Notifications are simple; in computer speak, “notifications” mean that an electronic gadget you own is going to notify you when another user somewhere in the online world has something to say to you. If you want to be kept tightly in the loop, you might want to have your notification settings turned on to warp drive mode, having all notes delivered right to your hand help phone by text so you will always know exactly what is happening on the computer in “real time” (as it happens) any place you go. However, if 24/7 communication is not for you and you are old enough to remember what life used to be like when you actually left home without your phone, then you might want to turn certain notification features off. Translation — when you scream and cry at all the constant barrage of talk, ideas, and noise and want yell out loudly into the void, “PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!”

Twitter says these are the definitions for the following options on their set up features (the back end of the site where you input your personal preferences settings choices to try to make the program do what you want):

  • ON: turns ALL phone notifications on.
  • OFF: turns ALL phone notifications off.
  • STOP, QUIT: stops all messages to your phone immediately
  • ON username: turns on notifications for a specific person on your phone. For example, ON alissa.
  • OFF username: turns off notifications for a specific person on your phone. For example, OFF blaine.
  • FOLLOW username: this command allows you to start receiving notifications for a specific person on your phone. Example: follow jeremy
  • LEAVE username: this command allows you to stop receiving notifications for a specific person on your phone. Example: leave benfu

Fun Stuff: friends, favorites, and stats!

Okay — so TWITTER is all the rage with the under 30 crowd. What happens to those of us who are part of the “them” crowd? You know who we are. We’re the ones that are old enough to remember that those people over 30 are not to be trusted and with that magical birthday age become one of THEM.

Well, we’re out here floundering about in the cyber world and are ready to give a shout out to let the Me generations know that the Greatest Generation, the Baby Boomers, the Disco Ducks, Gen X, and Gen Y are out here and that life over the birthday hump is not all that bad.

As 65 is becoming the new 40 with so many folks unable to retire in a recession economy, there is a new wave of interest in learning how to use online social networking programs to continue to promote business. That’s where online tutorials and how-to lists come into play. With Twitter being the new “thing to do” activity that needs to become a habit and part of most professional people’s day, this report on command-type features will help new Twitter users Tweet away effectively and efficiently each day.

Here’s what the mods at Twitter say:

There’s more to Twitter than OFF and ON! Use the commands below to send private messages, mark updates as favorites, or even remind someone to update their Twitter page if you’re wondering what they’re doing!
  • @username + message
  • directs a twitter at another person, and causes your twitter to save in their “replies” tab.
    Example: @meangrape I love that song too!

  • D username + message
  • sends a person a private message that goes to their device, and saves in their web archive.
    Example: d krissy want to pick a Jamba Juice for me while you’re there?

  • WHOIS username
  • retrieves the profile information for any public user on Twitter.
    Example: whois jack

  • GET username
  • retrieves the latest Twitter update posted by the person.
    Example: get goldman

  • NUDGE username
  • reminds a friend to update by asking what they’re doing on your behalf.
    Example: nudge biz

  • FAV username
  • marks a person’s last twitter as a favorite. (hint: reply to any update with FAV to mark it as a favorite if you’re receiving it in real time)
    Example: fav al3x

  • STATS
  • this command returns your number of followers, how many people you’re following, and your bio information.

  • INVITE phone number
  • will send an SMS invite to a friend’s mobile phone.
    Example: Invite 415 555 1212

Noteworthy Facts

  • using on/off username from your phone only stops notifications to the place the command comes from; you’ll still collect a person’s updates on the web.
  • using follow/leave username from your phone is the same as using on/off username
  • following someone from a phone for the first time will also cause you to follow them on the web
  • there is no way to stop following a person on the web without visiting their profile and removing them. The off, leave, stop, and quit commands will only disable updates for the device(s) from which they were sent.
  • you don’t have to use ON/OFF username from the phone, you can also set individual notifcations from a person’s profile page, or check your following page and manage all phone notification settings there.

Have more Questions?  Ask TWITTER!


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Super Bowl Commercials Advertise High Tech Hulu Site to Watch TV from Online Computer Terminals; 3-D Commercials and Programs to Come with Glasses You Get from Major Metropolitan and Rural Area Stores; Local Movie Houses Prepare for 3-D “Coraline” to Come to Town

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Bowl 43 (played on February 1st, 2009) is history and the Pittsburgh Steelers have won. Now all the tech talk after the game is focused on the commercials… which have given Gen X and Gen Y hope that this television season will bring high tech changes to come. Commercials, commercials, oh those fabulous and funny Super Bowl commercials…

“Hulu” website promises the ability to watch major network television programming with no T.V. involved.

hulu_tv_online_via_home_office_desktop_laptop_computer_freeEnter Hulu.com, a new online service promising users can watch major network T.V. from their computer terminal desktops and laptops without needing to head to turn on their television sets at home. For those looking for the link, the service can be found at http://www.hulu.com.

Though Super Bowl night web surfing reported that HULU was going to be down for scheduled site maintenance, we’re optimistic that Alec Baldwin would not lie to us or change his tone. With the humorous Alien commercial promoting the psychological sales mechanism idea that watching your favorite programs will in fact not rot your brain but “soften it” in a positive way (so aliens like Baldwin can come scoop your brains out of your head with melon ballers so they can, “gobble them right up”), we expect the newly famous site to have Internet hits by the couch potato vegetable tons.

Next up– 3-D television and movies form the comfort of your own home.

3d_glasses_for_superbowl_and_chuck_by_intelThe classic three dimensional 1950’s & 60’s movie theater “red and blue glass” plastic and paper framed experiences, Jordie La Forge (from Star Trek the “Next Generation”) style Polarized Glasses used by movie-goers to watch Captain EO at EPCOT Center in Walt Disney World’s “Journey into Imagination” by Kodak (just one theme park over from Florida’s globally famous Magic Kingdom) have inspired multi-aged generations.

No longer a technophile or nerdy dream, “3-D TV” has hit the prime time big–with an appearance during the football mid-game show. When a commercial in the new space age friendly format made it onto our big screens and into our living rooms during the Super Bowl, people around the country cheered louder that when the Steelers made the longest play in Super Bowl History and made that 100 yard touchdown run to goal.

Not only were viewers treated to the opportunity to preview a 90 second “Monsters” 3-D  screening, we are promised an upcoming full fledged three dimensional show called “Chuck” due out Monday February 2nd, 2009.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW 3-D GLASSES WORK

Glasses Sponsored by Pepsi and SOBE can be found free at a variety of in-store locations and local displays.

Now, the trick–what to do if you have not got the proper glasses to see these technological home theater masterpieces? Simple. Head out first thing tomorrow to pick up your own family sets at the following common stores and locations across the country and the Baltimore Washington DC Metro region:

  • Target
  • Hess
  • Super Walmart

If you can’t find them easily or stores are out, call 1-800-646-2904 to have pairs delivered to your home. They might come after the programs, but better late than never; with the brilliant features of cable television reruns, DVR, TiVO, and other necessary beloved evils that allow us to keep pace with the time schedule of our modern world, it’s nearly assured that the glasses will come in handy later on down the road.

Movie Theaters offer 3-D Coraline at select theaters but expect 2-D “Coraline” to draw big crowds as well (despite being a technical notch below, storyline and film stars promise to make it family friendly and good). coraline-3d-movie-theaters

Until the glasses and plethora of new realistic home programs arrive, we’ll be satisfying more of our cravings that draw us  into the virtual world here in the Dulles Technology Corridor by visiting our home theaters in search of the new movie “Coraline” due out in February 2009. Expect to be dazzled with in depth images created by the same folks who brought us “A Nightmare Before Christmas”.  Click the links below to find information on your local show times and locations before you head out into the winter cold.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT FOX CINEMAS IN BRAMBLETON

Fandango Theater Tickets to locations offering 3-D shows

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Ferrari Maserati of Washington and Lamborghini Washington Guests Invited to Maserati of Baltimore for Valentine Night “Sweetheart Social 2009” Chocolate Party and Luxury Product Vendor Showcase Gift Shopping

Thursday, January 22, 2009

TICKET & RSVP INFORMATION FOR THE 2009 SWEETHEART SOCIAL:

  1. Tickets will be available online for advance purchase starting January 22nd, 2009 and will remain on sale at discount prices until the close of business February 10th.
  2. Advanced ticket purchase is required.
  3. NO DOOR SALES.
  4. BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY TO GUARANTEE ADMISSION: Space is definitely limited for this intimate and exclusive social gathering, so plan to purchase your tickets in advance.
  5. Due to the nature of the holiday, the event itself will be restricted to ages over 21 unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  6. Email mobexotics@gmail.com for more information or to make special ticket purchases by check through Maserati of Baltimore.

EARLY RSVP COST:

$40 per couple

$25 per solo single

Advanced purchase discounts (purchases must be made before 2/10/2009 to be eligible)…

Please inquire for table reservations for groups of 6 or more.

CLICK HERE TO

PURCHASE DISCOUNT TICKETS

ONLINE BEFORE FEB. 10, 2009

DATE NIGHT AT MASERATI OF BALTIMORE GUESTS WILL BE TREATED TO THE FOLLOWING:

Guests of the dealership will enjoy the opportunity to window shop the most glamorous of celebrity rides for sale in the Baltimore Washington DC Metro up close and personal while relaxing in style:

* New Maserati Quattroporte, Granturismo, and Granturismo S on display and ready to order * Previously Owned Maserati, Lamborghini, and Ferrari for sale * Each couple registering will receive a voucher for a daytime ride in a Maserati Quattroporte valid during the month of February 2009 [valid at Maserati of Baltimore or Maserati of Washington]

Explore vendor booths with specialty products that all luxury products enthusiasts would like to have, keep, carry, or wear… available for gift giving or pocketbook friendly impulse buy purchasing:

* Silver Jewelry, Diamonds, and Watches * Artisan Jewelry and Beaded handbags * Fine Art from Galleries for Sale or Lease * Handmade Gourmet Boxed Chocolate from Baltimore Chocolatier Kim Rigby * Teddy Bears for sweethearts and kids… compliments of Signature Flight Support Services with proceeds going to the March of Dimes * Custom Clothing Designer Showcase by Kustom Looks * Boutique Merchandise for Fashion Divas from the finest of Baltimore Washington DC Metro Shops [serving local residents of MD, DC, & VA] * Race Fan Motosports Merchandise and Memorabilia from M.O.B. * Designer Handbags and Fashion Apparel * Maserati Luggage and Exotic Car Travel Accessories * Ducati and Motoguzzi Motorcycles and Riding Apparel by Speeds Cycle * Home Theater and Lighting Systems Kiosk by Silver Screen and Sound * Maserati Product Explanation by Automotive Rhythms Television *

Maserati of Baltimore promises to set just the right mood for a visit from Cupid:

* Parking with VIP Guest Reception compliments of Park 4 U Valet * Mingle with networking friends or relax in quiet getaway spots positioned thoughtfully throughout the dealership * Sip cocktails by the Leaping fountains on display compliments of Xibitz * Stroll while you shop vendor booths while enjoying dessert bites passed by waitstaff * Sample plentiful chocolate indulgences throughout the night from the Parfections buffet * Register as a Volunteer for the upcoming March of Dimes “Signature Chefs Auction” or set a date to attend their event with a lover, family member, or group of friends this Fall * Preview local artists’ work showcased gallery style for the evening (to promote romantic insight through casual conversation) * Bundle up, take cappucino outside, and browse the “Rock Star Parking” area car displays (perfect reason for stay warm hand holding) *

VISIT http://www.italianizzato.com (A SPECIAL EVENTS BLOG FOR THINGS TO DO FOR EXOTIC CAR AND LUXURY PRODUCTS LOVERS IN THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION) FOR UPDATES ON ARTISTS AND VENDORS SHOWCASES–UPDATING WEEKLY…

PLEASE NOTE: Maserati of Baltimore is a “handicapped-friendly” facility. Please email MOBReception@gmail.com to have special needs accomodations met by the Guest services staff in attendance.

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Mid-Terms and Cold Weather of Winter Making Your Student Blue? Hire a Private Local Tutor to Help Improve Grades and Family Mood

Friday, January 2, 2009

Tri-Ed Tutoring of Northern Virginia can help you.

Welcome to the academic solution that cures low grades and helps elevate middle of the year student moods: PRIVATE TUTORING.

If your elementary, middle school, or high school age student is struggling this season to keep their grades up or would really like to see grades improve, having academic assistance from a private tutor from Tri-Ed Tutoring might just be the thing for you.

Tri-Ed Tutoring, LLC serves students all over the DC Metro Region.

Tri-Ed Tutoring has tutors in all major areas of Northern Virginia (Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Arlington, and Alexandria). They have tutors in Washington DC.  They have a wide range of teachers and education specialists available to help students with all their academic needs living and teaching in areas as far South as Richmond, Virginia and as far North as Baltimore County, Maryland. Recommendations for the high quality of their tutoring professionals are aplenty, too.

Tri-Ed Tutoring, LLC serves students of all ages and grade levels.

The business offers S.A.T. Prep classes and tutoring for all K-12 public school and private school students in the following subjects: English Improvement (ESL), Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Basic Study Skills (Homework Assistance), GT (Gifted Enrichment), SPED/LD (Special Education/Learning Disabilities), Foreign Language, Elementary Education, Basic College Research (Advanced Thesis), Middle School and High School Group Study, Make Up Work (Homebound Study), Homeschooling, Adult Education (GED PREP) and Writing.

For more information about private tutoring services, please visit:

http://www.tri-edtutoring.com

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Zillow offers HOME VALUE REPORT to show Changes (Increase of Decline)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

How Does Your City Rate?

Zillow’s latest Home Value Report shows that over the past year, U.S. single-family home values have decreased by 5.5%, while condo values have declined by 7.4%.

VALUE CHANGES 

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