Summer Festival Preview It"s that time of year again. As spring settles in (albeit slowly), the summer music festival season in Denver is hard on its heels. We"ll be giving you a heads-up about some of these events as they approach-and we"ll start with the annual Westword Music Showcase, to be held June 22, 2013. WHY ARE YOU HAVING THE PARTY? Do you what to have a theme part or just a get together with friends? Last year my daughter turned 23. We do not have any family around so a family birthday party is kind of dull. So I decided to have a get together with friends. I did not want to call it a birthday party because we did not expect gifts so I decided to have an International Party. The party would be a small party at my house, no decorations required but all food had to be from a different country. Add music. There are times when the sounds of nature are perfect to accompany your exercise. Then, there are the times when your soul feels the need to bust a move! The right music at the right time can be all the motivation you need to keep going. Go on, shake your groove thing! It"s good for you. Of course the expectation of the type of performance varies based on where the audience has assembled and for what purpose. An audience at a country festival wristbands expects to see a country music performance. An audience at a comedy club expects to see a professional stand up comedian who will make them laugh. Deciding on what event wristbands you want to host will help narrow down your choices. If you would like to host Murder Mystery Play, it will require a good size place and extra people to perform. If you wish to host a Mystery game, you can host in your own home or find a small venue that will not require many extra people to help you. Fishing is another popular pastime in Lorne. Beach fishing can be good but most anglers seem to prefer the Lorne pier where you can catch just about anything. Whiting and Flathead are a common catch and in winter you can get on to a school of Snapper. Squid can also be caught by jigging at the end of the pier. If you don"t have any luck there is no need to worry because the local fishing co-op is right near the pier and sport wristbands they do very good fish and chips. Right now it"s a whirlwind of excitement for me. I"m painting all the time and have ideas come to mind 24/7. This has been the longest stretch of having my artist mojo in... well forever. I hope the future brings new exhibit opportunities, increase in orders for custom work, I hope for a few sales, and I can"t wait to see what I learn. Hopefully I will be able to show on a smaller scale and maybe even put on a show myself. Now, the great news for you is performing skills, like all skills, can be developed and nurtured through the right type of practice, training and coaching. And, many of these performing skills are abilities that you already possess. Further, in terms of performing, a little bit goes a long way. You will be thrilled how a few little changes make your presentation a lot more fun for you and your audience.

Employees check a new energy vehicle that is about to roll off the production line of a General Motors factory in Qingdao, Shandong province. [Photo provided to China Daily]

BEIJING - Several provincial-level regions on Monday started implementing the "China VI" vehicle emission standards ahead of schedule to ramp up efforts against a major source of air pollution.

Sales and registrations of new vehicles in regions including Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Hebei province and Guangdong province now have to comply with what is believed to be one of the world"s strictest rules on automobile pollutants.

In Beijing, all new buses and other heavy-duty diesel vehicles shall follow the new emission rules, while all new vehicles are expected to follow suit starting Jan. 1, 2020.

All existing vehicles on the roads are obliged to meet the previous "China V" emission standards.

According to official data, emissions from some 6.2 million vehicles were responsible for 45 percent of Beijing"s concentration of small, breathable particles known as PM2.5, a key indicator of air pollution.

Compared with the "National V" standards, the new rules demand substantially fewer pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and particulate matters and introduce limits on particulate number and ammonia.

The new emission standards were initially set to take effect nationwide from July 1, 2020. A three-year action plan on air pollution control released last July urged early implementation in major heavily-polluted areas, the Pearl River Delta region, Sichuan province and Chongqing municipality.

Automakers and the market have been preparing for the tougher rules.

Manufacturers have completed the development of most "China VI" models and have entered the stage of mass production and sales, said Liu Youbin, a spokesperson with the Ministry of Ecology and Environment.

By June 20, 99 light vehicle makers had unveiled environmental protection information of 2,144 new models and 60 heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers unveiled information on 896 green models, Liu said.

"The market has basically accomplished a smooth transition," Liu said.

Li Hong, an official with the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), said roll-outs of "China VI" vehicles as well as preferential tax and fee policies would boost China"s auto market.

"The production and sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) will continue its relatively fast growth," Li said.

Car sales in China continued to drop in May, with about 1.913 million vehicles sold, down by 16.4 percent year on year, CAAM showed. Bucking the trend, sales of NEVs kept growing that month, edging up 1.8 percent year on year.

China saw robust sales growth of NEVs in the first four months this year with 360,000 NEVs sold, surging by 59.8 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Chinese authorities have announced that the tax exemptions on NEV purchases will continue through 2020 to boost the country"s green development and retain a strong domestic market.

custom silicone wristbands no minimum free shipping
bracelet en silicone
design rubber bracelets
personalized light up bracelets
custom rubber bracelets