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European Tapestries In Your Home

If you are looking for a great way to infuse some culture into your modern interior dcor, then you should consider a European tapestry for you home. When we think of wall art, we rarely think about a tapestry. Most people have only seen tapestries in luxurious hotels, expensive restaurants, or castles on television. Now, there are several companies across the world that specializes in bringing the essence of an authentic European tapestry to everyday people.

Traditional versus Modern

Traditionally, European Tapestries were created with specific themes and designs. These hand woven tapestries would be created in 100% wool or silk to commemorate special occasions, family history, etc. From the 12th to the 19th century, the makers of European tapestries mastered the art and elegance of hand woven tapestry.

In 1805, Joseph Jacquard revolutionized the weaving and tapestry industry by inventing a mechanical process to replicate the hand woven technique. This not only increased productivity, but also added in the world wide accessibility of European tapestries. The modern European tapestries do not lack in any way in comparison to the traditional method. Even though the handmade aspect has been lost, the fine details and dense weave invoke the tradition wall art of the past.

The tradition of hand woven tapestry one thread at a time has long passed. Nevertheless, new technologies can now replicate the hand woven techniques to create custom designs with intricate detail. Today, there are thousands of wall art and tapestry designs allowing everyday people to be able to afford tapestry wall art.

Finding the right wall art foryou

Tapestries can also be found in churches, offices, and great halls, but wall art tapestry can create allure in any bedroom, hallway, foyer, or living room. There are several factors that you must consider before you purchase your European tapestry. Before you begin your search you must assess where in your home or office to mount the wall art and, if your wall can withstand it.

Once you get the okay from your contractor, you can begin searching for the right tapestry for you. Next, you must think about your price range. This will be easy to assess. The shape, size, and color will undoubtedly determine the price range for you.

The subject of the tapestry is one of the most important aspects of the wall art. There are various themes and designs that enhance any classical, contemporary or traditional home dcor. The themes range from American, Belgium, French, and Italian tradition to mythological, medieval and landscape designs.

Once you have selected the tapestry for your home or office, now you must select the trimmings. The trimmings include rods, finials, and tassels. The rods are used to mount the wall art. The finials and tassels are used as accents that allow you to express your own unique style.

Wall Art is easy to find. You can find over hundreds of different styles and designs at saveontapestries.com. You can also find an assortment of European tapestries.

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European Debt Crisis On China’s Influence Increases

European debt crisis while increasing the EU’s demand for China, but trade disputes between the two sides are on the rise. Recently, the European debt crisis continued to deteriorate. Future trend variables increase. Euro-group is the world’s second-largest economy. The EU is the world’s largest economies, European debt crisis already breaking through the euro-zone and EUEU- its systemic implication for the global economy is increasingly emerging. China-EU economic and trade relations are also very close, so increasing challenges to negative influences of China and the European debt crisis may also be further highlighted.

Growth in Chinese exports to Europe are slowing down. European countries to deal with the debt crisis, deficit, promoting a tightening, the main approach is a tax increase, and the other is cutting government spending, spooked people’s spending power and economic vitality. Negative effects on the economy started to become clear. According to the latest statistics of the European Union, Germany’s economy began to slow down, Britain. France is growing very slowly. Italy, and Spain are little growth in Portugal and Greece economy is still contracting, even the relatively robust economic Constitution of the Nordic country’s economy also began to decline, such as a the Netherlands economy there have been the unexpected contraction in the third quarter.

Showing more fully the European debt crisis, affecting the euro area and EU economic growth. Moreover, the current EU economy as a whole has been signs of a recession in case, European countries are still big fiscal belt-tightening, such as France to ensure that the AAA sovereign credit rating, has recently introduced the actually claim to be the biggest fiscal austerity since 1945. This will no doubt further hamper European consumer demand in the future. The EU is China’s largest export markets. Weak consumer market of the European Union will continue to reduce the demand for Chinese’s products, is not conducive to China’s exports to Europe.

Inaddition toeconomic impact, European debt crisis has further changed the EU’s strength comparison, opportunities and challenges inSino-EU relations will enter a new stage ofthe synchronization increasecrease. crcrisis. Theutlook ofthe EUisnot conducive tostable and healthy development ofSino-European rerelations. China’seaders have repeatedly expressed confidence inthe eurozone and the European Union inovercoming the crisis. But the European debt crisis onthe euro and the European Union tothe fundamental solution ofself-help. Atpresent, European debt crisis has reached a new stage ofa very dangerous, ifnot effectively resolve, not only can lead toretrogression ofEuropean integration, will give more serious negative impact onthe global economy. This ishate tosee other countries, including China.

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Europe – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in Benelux

Bharat Book.com presents a new business market report on the telecom industry in Europe.

The Benelux countries are Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, all of which are densely populated and among the leaders in Europe for adopting emerging technologies. The report analyses trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, Internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media including VoIP, VoD and IPTV developments.

Subjects include: Market and industry analyses, trends and developments; Facts, figures and statistics; Industry and regulatory issues; Research, mrketing, bnchmarking; Major payers, rvenues, sbscribers, pepaid; VoIP, IPTV, VoD, digital TV and DTTV; Converged media, mobile broadband.

2008 Europe – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in Benelux, profiles three of Europe’s smaller but central telecom markets of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

The digital TV sector in Belgium is complicated by the country’s language and demographic landscape, while the mobile sector in Luxembourg is influenced by a large number of workers from neighbouring countries, often based in the numerous European Union institutions hosted in the country.

Despite high broadband penetration rates, the broadband market developed strongly in this region in 2008. The Netherlands retains one of the strongest broadband infrastructures in Europe, and has become a leader in fibre deployment, often stimulated by excellent co-operation with municipalities and regional governments. For the country overview, see chapter 3, page 69.

This report presents an overview of telecom liberalisation and privatisation in the Benelux countries, the development of broadband product offerings as well as an assessment of the DSL, cable and fibre markets, essential operator statistics in all telecom sectors, and the growing popularity of convergence and triple play services, including mobile broadband.

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Glassmaking in Medieval Europe and Renaissance – Venetian Glass, Murano Glass

After the fall of the Roman Empire, glassmaking in Europe came almost to a halt; in fact, the quality of glass even declined. Artistic glass ceased to be created, while some utilitarian glassware was still produced. Most pieces from the early medieval period are green or brown, with little variation in color. Bubbles and striations are also common and decorations were limited.

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However, one region that developed a flourishing glass industry after that dark medieval period was Venice. A glass industry existed in Venice by the late 10th century, but it was not until the 13th century that the industry was fully established. Since 15th century, Venetian glass was exported to northern Europe, and during the Renaissance demand for Venetian glass greatly increased.

Venice had several advantages besides the quality of its glass. First, the geographical location was ideal. Second, eastern glass manufacturing declined after the fall of Constantinople, so that its glassmakers migrated to Venice and brought eastern glassmaking techniques. Third, Venice had strict rules concerning the migration of Venetian craftsmen; they were virtual prisoners in this Republic, while the rule was indeed effective in keeping the glassmaking secrets of Venice intact from outsiders. Penalties included imprisonment and even death.

In 1271, the center of Venetian glass industry was moved to the island of Murano. Some say this was a continuation of the strict rule of keeping secrets from outsiders; some say that it is because of fear of fire spreading from the furnaces. For whatever reason the industry was moved, most of what is called -Venetian- glass is actually made in Murano. Beads, beakers, and dishes were produced in the early periods.

Since around 1450, artistic glassware was also produced, stimulated by the Renaissance. Armorial flasks with gilded and enameled decorations were produced. Pictorial scenes took the place of simple geometric patterns.

The biggest change may be the shift from colored glass to cristallo. Cristallo was a clear glass which was almost colorless, with a pale yellow or brown tint. It was light and thin, and could be used for fancy decorations, so that Venetian glass using cristallo became famous throughout Europe. Another interesting type of glass was ice glass; hot glass was plunged into cold water, then immediately reheated and blown for a crackled ice effect.

Venetians also produced mirror glass and chandeliers, and the period of prosperity continued until the 18th century. After that, Bohemians and Germans took their place. Some Venetian glassmaking families still survive; for example, the Barovier family from the 15th century still makes Venetian style glassware.

Later, the English would create lead glass in an attempt to create more superior glass than the cristallo – it turned out that lead glass can sustain deeper cuts than cristallo. What we know as lead free crystal today is essentially the same type of glass.

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Explore Europe by Trains

Europe consists of many great places with unlimited tourist attractions. This is the reason for Europe being the hottest tourist place for travelers around the world. The pleasing weather, lots of adventurous activities to do and affordable transport options are the specialties of Europe. If you are planning to visit Europe this holiday season then I assure you that it will be the best tour of your life.

Besides many attractions to explore, one thing that is very famous in Europe is its Rail Network. In fact, modern Europe has been made to encourage people to take train rather than other travel options. Rail network of Europe connects all countries and important destinations of Europe. All major destinations like London, Paris, Brussels, Italy, Geneva, Amsterdam, Netherland, Sweden, Denmark and many more are interconnected through the Europe rail network and you can reach anywhere in couple of hours.

The most famous train travel in the continent is of Eurostar that connects London to Paris in France and Brussels in Belgium. This high speed Eurostar train will take you from London to Paris in just 2 hours and 15 minutes and from London to Brussels in just 1 hour and 55 minutes. Moreover the journey is super comfortable with many facilities and you need to pay just 69 for a return journey. Can you consider taking any other option after this?

This is just a glimpse of the effectiveness and affordability of European rails. There are many other trains like Thalys, TGV, ICE, Lunea and many more that makes your travel easier than you can visualize. The level of comfort in all European train is of high quality. There are many overnight trains also, so that you can travel in night thus saving money on a hotel room. Although train tickets are economical if you don’t opt for special facilities, yet you can save lot of your money by getting a European Rail Pass also called Eurail Pass. There are special discounts for senior citizens, students and for group travel. You can search online for Eurail passes with many attractive offers and deals that will make you travel more pleasant. One most important tip about travelling with European trains is to check out train timings and train routes well in advance. You can also book tickets online in advance which helps you to grab cheap train tickets and some great discount offers.

Know more about Eurostar London Paris train and about Eurostar Fares and enjoy your vacations in Europe.

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Four Years Afterwhat Has Eastern Enlargement Brought To The European Union

As for long-standing members of the EU, the report shows that their share of trade with the EU10 increased from 56 percent in 1993 to 63 percent in 2005 (Bureau of European Policy Advisors, 2006,60).
As for human migration, available data shows that the flow of labor from the EU10 to the EU15 has been relatively modest.
This last issue is particularly sensitive, as fears about a flood of workers moving west from the new central and eastern European Member States to take jobs from west Europeans was a matter of considerable concern before the May 2004 enlargement. The concern was so great that only three of the older EU members the United Kingdom, Ireland and Sweden lifted labor restrictions on incoming workers form the new EU states. Yet much of the evidence to date suggests that the number of labor migrants has been modest, and that their economic impact on the receiving countries has been positive.
The most comprehensive assessment of this matters comes from Herbert Bruchers report to the German Marshall Fund of the united States released in February 2007 (German Marshall Fund of the United States,2007). The objective of Herbert Brucher was to analyze the economic consequences of east-west migration in the context of the EUs Eastern Enlargement. Brucher developed an simulation model that compared the short term versus the long-term impacts of migration on GDP, earning of both blue and white collar workers in receiving countries, unemployment, and migrant income. Brucher came to the following results:
In the short-run labor migration will contribute to :
Substantial gains in GDP (by 0.2 percent);
Ambiguous effects on native wages;
Substantial gains for migrants
In the long-run, assuming capital adjustment, migration will lead to:
Positive consequences for natives: natives in receiving countries tend to win in the long-run assuming that the migrant population is sufficiently educated;
Even higher GDP gains: GDP gains of up to 0.4 percent of the enlarged EUs GDP (Brucher, 2007,3-7).
Brucher concluded that migration does not necessarily have a negative impact on wages in receiving countries. On the contrary, there are substantial economic gains from migration within the enlarged EU which havent been exploited yet due to uncoordinated policies between sending and receiving countries and labor market institutions that are equipped to handle the new migration flows( Brucher, 2007,14).
In addition, here are some recent statistics which confirms that the EU economy got benefits after its Eastern Enlargement :
Unemployment 8.3 percent in May 2005 and 7.0 percent in May 2008;
Inflation 3.7 percent(2005) and 2.2 percent(2008) correspondently;
GDP per capita 27.800 U.S. dollars(2004) and 29.900 U.S. dollars(2008) correspondently;
Imports 1.200 trillion U.S. dollars(2005) and 1.466 trillion U.S. dollars(2008) correspondently;
Exports 1.12 trillion U.S. dollars(2005) and 1.33 trillion U.S. dollars(2008) correspondently. (Wikipedia,2008)

As we can see above, the EUs Eastern Enlargement brought many benefits to economy of whole Europe. Now, it is important to estimate the political consequences of the 2004 enlargement.
As shows recent Eurobarometer surveys , a significant majority of Europeans see the EU as an engine of peace and stability and feel that west European countries have some obligation to help their counterparts to the east (European Commission, 2008, 20-25).
The closer contact between Europes East and West in political area has inspired reforms and has consolidated common principles of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and the rule of law. Such institutions like European Union Parliament work in this area very successfully and to help to overcome the division of Europe. The smallest and weakenest Europe countries got possibility to influent continents policy.
Nonetheless, there are many problems yet in Europe Union politics. The defeat of the proposed EU Constitution in 2005 arguably confirms it. The struggle against the bureaucratization and rigid centralization ideas are most important issues for the EU now.
Besides economy and politics, culture is the third significant area there the EU eastern enlargement brought positive changes.
In a recent Eurobarometer survey, 83 percent of respondents in the EU member states said that they value the benefits of intercultural contacts which brought the EU enlargement, and 65 percent reported interacting with at least one person of a different religion, ethnicity or nationality than their own in the week prior to being questioned (European Commission,2008,1-3).
A key vehicle for intercultural dialogue in the EU are different culture programs which allows EU citizens to contact more closer.
For example, the Erasmus program allows EU people to study abroad in a Member State other than their own. Together with an enriched study experience, Erasmus provided exposure to different cultures (European Commission,2008,1-3).
Such culture programs like the Citizens for Europe (2007-2013) and the European Capital of Culture (2007-2019) became possible after the EU Eastern Enlargement .
The European Capital of Culture event gives European cities the opportunity to present a cultural programme lasting around a year, highlighting the richness, diversity and share characteristics of Europes cultures ( the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, 2006).
This and many others examples shows that the EU enlargement in 2004 has brought and will bring in future only significant benefits in culture sphere.
Eventually, after making the economic, politic and culture assessments of the EUs enlargement consequences, we must to emphasize that European Unions role in the international arena changed since 2005.
With the GDP over 13 trillion U.S. dollars , population 497 million and the territory over 4.3 mln. square km. (Wikipedia, 2008) European Union became one of the most influential player in global geopolitics. Its leadership in the human rights sphere to allow the EU to put pressure on other countries.
Table1. EU and U.S. in Comparison(after EU eastern enlargement in 2004)
Population (mln.)Land area (sq. mil.)GDP
EU4901.613.5 trillion dollars
U.S.3908.712.4 trillion dollars
Source: CIA World Factbook 2006, IMF WEO Database.Wikipedia,2008.

The EU is fairly influential in the WTO; it is actively using its procedures to resolve trade disagreement within this organization. As the worlds largest trade bloc, the EU controls 27 votes within the WTO, which gives it huge advantages.
These and other facts let as to argue that there is impossible any world decision without the EU acting.
Conclusion
The structure and purpose of European integration was fundamentally altered by the collapse of the Socialistic bloc in 1990. For moral and practical reasons the core countries of the EU saw no choice as to bring their central and eastern European neighbors into the framework of European integration. In the process, the very nature of EU had to change. From the perspective of over four years out, we can ascertain that the Eastern Enlargement has brought a number of significant benefits to the European Union.
2004 enlargement extended Europes political and economical area. Today, new Member states economies have made substantial progress on the pathway to integration and have become more dynamic and competetive. The old Member States, in turn, have benefited from the new opportunities which have opened up in the new Member states without expressing significant repercussions.
The important culture programmes brought more closer intercultural contacts between people of a different religion, ethnicity and nationality of the EU. The European Union became an area of the intercultural dialogue.
Positive economic and integration results since 2004 allow EU to became one of the powerful organization in the world . Its role as global player is very significant now.
Nonetheless, there are many problems in the EU internal political system such as boycott of the European Constitution. But, it is clearly that common the EU Member States interests will allow to find the sensible decision for this and others main problems .

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What Is A European-style Wedding Reception Hall

Offering a European-style venue for a wedding and the following reception has become very popular in recent years. In truth, these venues have probably been in demand for generations, with people from all over Europe seeking to bring some of their home traditions to this important event. These reception halls provide the ambience that many couples are seeking, often along with all the accoutrements that they could wish for.

European-style reception sites are booked solid for months in advance. The differences between standard American reception halls and those decorated to meet the specifications of a European theme are sometimes subtle, but often blatantly obvious. It is common for older buildings, especially those that resemble traditional castles, to be transformed into magical European kingdoms for each couple. As an aside, these same locations are often booked for other events that require a similar ambience.

A good example of the look and feel provided by a European-style wedding venue is that of a chalet adorned in a Trans-Carpathian theme. It incorporates (and supports) design elements and color schemes from the Balkans, especially Greek and Romanian blues and reds. Germans appreciate the reminder of the old world left behind, and Americans are drawn to the lighthearted spirit of the Roma. Some reception sites have gone so far as to present this theme in a wine cellar setting for ultimate authenticity.

A Tuscan-themed party is another favorite; depending on the couple’s preferences, the setting may either capitalize on the timeless elegance of the Italian Renaissance’s birthplace, or they may favor its rustic environs instead. The latter thrives on Tuscan wine, pork dishes, rustic breads and cheeses. Rather than formal seating, reception halls in this style may feature long tables and wooden benches, with food served family-style.

These venues frequently provide more than just ambience for guests. Receptions in these halls offer traditional music that complements the decor, as well as some well-known wedding traditions. Of course, these halls will very likely offer meal menus, preparation and service that is representative of the region. Professional event planners can assist couples design the wedding of their dreams.

Businesses within the wedding industry realize that the old-world charm of themed reception sites holds plenty of money-making opportunities on the commercial end, while offering the consumer exactly what they want. This is a win-win for both the business and the bridal party. May they all live happily ever after.

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How To Think (Eastern) European..and make a Fortune in Real Estate

I have been investing and advising real estate investors in Eastern Europe for the better part of a decade. A growing number of investors with a pioneering spirit have been lured to this part of the world, in search of hot investment opportunities that can yield profits that are uncommon in North America and Western Europe.

I have seen many smart, successful investors come here from America and try to apply American investment techniques with varying levels of success. Anyone looking to invest in Eastern Europe would be well advised to understand the unique factors that motivate the market in this region. Many of the distinguishing factors of Eastern European real estate are actually distinguishing factors of European real estate while others are purely regional in nature.

Here is the long and short of what you need to know to think Eastern European and invest wisely in Eastern Europe :

The European Union drives the market .or it does at least partially. Most Eastern European countries are being considered for EU membership or soon will be. The prices of the European Union set the benchmark for prices in emerging European markets and drive speculation. Eastern Europe is not similar to Central South America which has no similar benchmark to follow. Europe tends to be more expensive then America in almost all facets but in particular in regards to real estate. Prices may seem high by American standards in some Eastern European locales (particularly Capitol cities) but may be quite low by European standards.

Time and time again, Central and Eastern European markets have proved that the EU has a tremendous impact in increasing property values. Just look at Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic . Each market saw a steady growth in value in the time leading up to EU ascension and continued/s to see remarkable growth for a period after. Note also, that many of the prices in the above countries for everything from apartments to land are more then they are in most American locations.

In some ways Bulgaria or Croatia joining the European Union is akin to Alaska or Hawaii joining the United States of America. It is a radical transition with radical implications.

Prices have gone way up and, though they may not reach London or Paris prices, still have long ways to go.

Cheaper is not always better. I am told of the story of an American woman from Washington state that was looking at a raw land opportunity in the north of Romania in 2002. When she discovered that per square meter was actually higher then in her hometown she promptly advised her agent that there was no way she was going to pay more money for land in Romania then she would in suburban America. Her thought process is quite understandable. However, it also proved to be quite incorrect. Land in her hometown has shown reasonable growth over the past 4 odd years but the land that she could have acquired in Eastern Europe would have earned her about a 400% profit has she sold in the summer of 2006. Similarly, many investors come to me and ask me “how much land can I get for x amount of dollars.” The answer I inevitably give them is “a lot, but unless you are starting a park or a farm, I’d rather help you buy the most profitable land, not simply the most land.”

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Apostasy Watch – Europe and U.S. Leading the Pack

In one of the most detailed warnings on the second coming of Christ known as the Olivet Discourse Jesus warned all believers to – watch!

-Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.- (Mt 24: 42)

The apostate (failing and falling away) church of the last days is unfortunately part of the problem. Much of today’s church has gone independent, rebelled and compromised strict adherence to biblical mandates and what is known as sound doctrine. The remaining faithful are forced to take an ever increasing role in standing fast and upholding the essentials of the faith.

As one minister often says, the resistance and belligerence of a world rising to welcome the well prophesied antichrist does not make the church what it is – it only reveals what it is. The faithful will remain true – to the very last moment of time.

Events transpiring across the globe are piling on faster than ever before and the most well versed eschatologist may at times have a problem keeping up.

LGBT activism now escalating to the level of tyranny

In spite of the biblical warning that homosexuality is an abomination to God that will cause severe judgments to fall on the nations that promote it, the LGBT hawks have managed to cause a socially driven sweep of general acceptance of everything -gay- throughout the U.S.

In Texas two homosexuals have caused a federal judge to strike down the states recently passed ban on -gay marriage- pending an appeal in the appellate court later this year. It is one of many cases in the U.S. where judges have overstepped the boundaries of the law and over-ridden the will of the people.

In some cases the gays create such an activist stir that any attempt to create new legislation to curb the advance of the LGBT agenda is squashed right out of the gate.

In Arizona the bill (SB 1060) to give the right to refuse a gay customer in businesses was vetoed by Governor Jan Brewer on the basis that it may provoke more trouble from the LGBT than it is worth.

In the meantime cake makers and others have had to close their businesses or have been loaded with hefty fines and penalties for refusing services to gays based on their own religious beliefs.

The fires of the LGBT are obviously fueled by Barack Obama’s cozy attitude about -gay marriage,- the entertainment industry and other LGBT causes. Mr. Obama has openly balked at the clarity contained in the first chapter of the book of Romans. Not only does the book describe all homosexual activity as an abomination, but the final outcome of it, is eternal separation from God, an awful high price to pay for a ticket on the pop-culture train of today’s spurious PC driven social changes.

Where is all this leading?

I have over forty years of studying eschatology under my belt, but in this case it would take only a novice to see that it is all leading down the fast track directly to hell – literally.

Big changes in Europe in only three short months – Antichrist watchers on high alert

Trying to pinpoint exactly who the antichrist is today may seem futile because so many politicians and rising stars of the political class are now going fully liberal and almost totally Godless. Suffice it to say, that we needn’t worry because even if we don’t know for sure today – the entire world will know who he is when, as the scripture says, he will be revealed.

-Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.- (2 Th 2: 3-4)

In May 2014, a new President will be elected to the EU and a new push for complete political preeminence of the EU parliament over each nation’s sovereignty is also in the offing. The present field of candidates vying for the job of replacing outgoing Herman Van Rompuy is well worth watching for eschatologists.

One interesting candidate that is clearly different from most of the others is Greek politician Alexis Tsipras

He is the nominee for the Party of the European left; he also is the youngest of all the candidates at 39 years of age. He is a total atheist whose political roots are in socialism and communism. He remains un-married, but has cohabitated with his high school girlfriend for twenty years and they have one child.

Not only is he a wildly popular figure in Greece, but was elected unanimously to the SYRIZA a conglomerate of 13 far left radical groups. He has an Obama like quality of being believed without a long established history of significant accomplishments or well accepted political plans or skills.

Fast rising hotly burning stars in the European political theatre will all be scrutinized very carefully from this point and onward in the framework of the eschatological time table. Tsipras is one to watch, but he is certainly not the only one on the list.

Since the election of the next EU president is for five years, we can safely say that if the antichrist is not among them this time, we can almost bet the farm, he will be on the short list in the next election.

Why watch?

Christ clearly warned that by not watching we could be caught completely off guard and unawares.

-And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore– (Luke 21: 34-36)

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Power Hungry Plasma Displays to Be Banned in Europe and California

European Union and California wants to ban plasma screen televisions plasma screen televisions as they “guzzle” too much power and adds to the global warming issue.

Press Coverage on Ban: According to the Daily Express, “A 42in plasma television uses over twice as much power as a traditional television set. Some of the larger models can take as much as electricity to run a fridge freezer”.

LA Times reports that “(California) State regulators are getting ready to curb the growing power gluttony of TV sets by drafting the nation’s first rules requiring retailers to sell only the most energy-efficient models…”. The regulation is expected to pass in mid-2009. According to LA Times, “During a peak viewing time when most sets are on, such as the Super Bowl, TVs in the (California) state collectively suck up the equivalent of 40% of the power generated by the San Onofre nuclear power station running at full capacity. Televisions account for about 10% of the average Californian’s monthly household electricity bill”. Further the article goes to describe how Plasma screens are more power hungry than LCD screens.

Power Usage Comparison of Plasma vs LCD: We looked at various professional large screen displays that businesses would buy, to see if what is being reported is correct. Below we analyze some of the Plasma professional display brands against the Sharp LCD screens to understand how plasma screens compares with LCD screens. Our finding was that Plasma displays consumed almost twice as much power per display than LCD display of similar size.

Comparing Panasonic Plasma Display vs. Sharp LCD Display

65″ Panasonic Plasma Display: A 65inch professional plasma display by Panasonic (TH-65PF11), which is high definition display, consumes 755W of power, according to the company display brochure.

65″ Sharp LCD Display: A 65inch profession LCD display by Sharp (PN-S655), which is also a high definition display but using LCD technology, consumes 480W of power, according to the company display brochure.

We looked at other professional display brands to see their power consumptions.

60″ LG Plasma Display: LG does not offer a 65inch professional plasma display for business use. The 60inch plasma display LG plasma display (60PG70FR) uses (690W-760W) of power.

50″ Sony Plasma Display: The largest professional plasma display offered by Sony is 50inches (FWD-50PX3/S). The 50inch plasma display uses 440W of power compared to Sharp 46 inch LCD display using 312W of power.

Do your own analysis but it does seem that Plasma displays consume more power than LCD displays. By placing restrictions on display companies EU and California governments hope to encourage display companies to produce more efficient displays and TV screens. With the growth of flat-screen TVs, this is bound to make a difference. As consumers and the world gets more “green” conscious, it makes sense for business to be aware about recent trends as this will save them more money in the long run.

More details about the LCD and plasma displays visit

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