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    AURA is a leading provider of solar appliances to the Indian subcontinent and the world at large. Of recent, the site earmarked an increase in its stocks. Some of the products that are set to expand in terms of their dynamic quality, as well as, availability include the popular DC Fan and the Solar Lantern.

    There is news that the DC Fan now can harness not only the suns’ rays but also the wind current in order to boost productivity. This is a great report for most homeowners who will no longer worry that they have no expensive HVAC equipment to use at home. It will also come devoid of any mobile accessories that normally cause similar equipment to run on high notes. Indeed, all the equipment in stock so far emits low decibels of noise, imperceptible to the ear.

    Another advantage of this new product from the stock pile of AURA is that it will have the capability to run perpetually even after the daytime hours are over. It will not only remove the current from the interior during the midday time but will also adapt to the switch in atmospheric levels in the hot months when early nights become excessively sultry. This is courtesy of the dynamic construction of the DC Fan.

    An additional product that is set to improve the home economy is the Solar lanterns. It will come at a cheap price of about 3, 190 Indian Rupees. The appliance, already in stock will emit a halo of light in three hundred and sixty degrees. This means that the entire place will come to life just like an electric bulb does when it hangs from an aloft position. Because of the LED feature, the appliance will have the ability to produce highly brilliant shimmer replicating that of daytime in both color temperature and brilliance. This brings forward the other assertion from the site that the paraphernalia will reach an efficiency capacity of about 88 percent.

    Word is also out that one will have the ability to amass points upon purchasing several items in the large cannon of the DC Fan and Solar Lantern in stock now. This also applies to the half-a-dozen or so other products in this one-stop-shop online. On the question of reliability, one need not worry because the manufacturer and the wholesaler have guaranteed the products in diverse timelines. The lamp, for example, will have a guarantee period of between twenty-four moths to 60 months producing an admirable level of lighting relying on a natural source, the sun.

    AURA’s products are known for their dynamic quality and compactness. This will be enhanced in coming days by the inclusion of more than six dissimilar shapes ranging from the rectangular to the lamp-style designs of the Solar Lantern. The DC Fan will remain in its convenient round curvature that increases its revolution capabilities. There will be more such products in the future; all enjoying adaptation to existing electrical connectors, thus minimizing the need to buy new ones.


  • The city has weathered the worst recession since the 1930s and is poised to rebound, but it still faces its share of challenges, Mayor Gus Morrison said Friday afternoon during the annual State of the City event.

    Morrison, who took the helm in January and will serve as interim mayor until November, praised the late Mayor Bob Wasserman, the City Council and staff for guiding the city through turbulent financial times. Now, he said, city officials anticipate that property and sales tax revenues will start to grow over the next few years.

    “We are prepared to ride that wave into the future,” he told the audience of Chamber of Commerce members and guests at the Marriott Fremont Silicon Valley hotel.

    Meanwhile, the city continues to look at cuts to live within its means, including outsourcing landscape maintenance and combining fire and police dispatch services with Newark and Union City police.

    Topping the list of challenges is the fallout from Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision, backed by the state Supreme Court, to eliminate redevelopment agencies, Morrison said.

    “Redevelopment is the best tool we’ve ever had for fixing problems,” he said, pointing to the Industrial District, which was assessed at $68 million in the mid-1980s and is now worth $2.7 billion.

    He also noted successful redevelopment projects in Irvington and Niles, and a series of affordable housing projects.

    Still, Morrison said the city must keep going without redevelopment money, and should continue to attract companies in the clean tech and biotech industries.

    “We have the people, we have the facilities, we have the competitive lease rates,” he said.

    He pointed to Fremont businesses such as electric carmaker Tesla, medical device developer Boston Scientific and LED lighting manufacturer Intematix.

    “It’s amazing what goes on behind those signs,” he said.

    The planned opening of the Warm Springs BART Station in 2015, along with the development of 850 acres in the area, will allow the city to set up a transit-oriented development that can be “an example that others can follow,” he said.

    “Based on where it is and what it is, we have the unique opportunity to build the model of the transit-oriented job center,” he said.

    Overall, despite the financial setbacks of recent years, Fremont continues to be a safe community with high-performing schools after five decades of growth and increasing diversity, Morrison said.

    “We used to come from all over the Bay Area to Fremont,” he said. “Now, we come from all over the world.”


  • Drive’s Seon Creedon is impressed by the design, feel and fuel efficiency of Hyundai’s latest estate model.

    Anybody who has ever put a bet on a horse will know that favourites don’t always win. And just because the favourite you backed didn’t win, doesn’t make your selection a bad horse; just that it was beaten by a horse in better form on the day.

    Backing favourites came to mind last week, while I tested the Tourer or Estate version of the Hyundai’s i40, which was favourite to win the Irish Car of the Year award last November. On the day, the majority of the Irish Motor Writers Association jury opted for the Kia Rio and, while Hyundai’s connections were naturally disappointed, they knew that their spacious car will have another day at the races, as it goes before the Irish car-buying public.

    First impressions are lasting and my initial and abiding impression of the i40, which replaces the Sonata, was the length of this estate.

    Like the Jaguar that I tested the previous week, the test car was black and Henry Ford’s favourite colour, coupled with two neat roof rails, gave the car an elongated look.

    Naturally, in a car this long there is plenty of boot space, with a useful luggage floor rail system and a ‘mini’ spare wheel. There are no parking sensors, but you do get a reversing camera, which is very cleverly located in the corner of the rear view mirror.

    The Jaguar has very attractive LED lights and while the LED lights in the i40 are a different shape to the Jaguar’s, they are also gorgeous. It looks like car designers are now working hard on giving us very attractive designs for LED lights.

    I haven’t driven many cars with 1.7 engines, but this diesel version was excellent and frugal also. Indeed, Hyundai hopes that this thrifty engine will be one of the car’s strong selling points and Hyundai’s Sarah Hayes says the firm is very happy with sales of the Tourer and Saloon versions.

    Although most people initially believed that stop-start technology would consume more fuel, it has been proven that this new technology is a fuel-saver. The stop-start technology also reduces C02 emissions and brings the i40 into the lowest tax band, which used to be 104, but was increased to 160 in the recent budget.

    Inside, the décor is predominantly black with a cream roof. There dash has a very attractive curvaceous design, which gives the interior a spacious feel. All the controls on the dash are easy to use and you get plenty of slave controls on the sporty-looking steering wheel.

    The only slightly annoying thing in the cabin is the electric handbrake, which, in my model, didn’t release automatically when I drove off, but then, I suppose, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

    Prices start at 26,495 for the Comfort model, while the high spec Executive model that I drove costs 27,995. Normally in Ireland we get the saloon version first, with the estate coming later, but Hyundai has done it differently this time, with the saloon model available now, for a starting price of 24,995.

    The i40 Tourer is a massive motor for a very competitive sector of Irish motor market. But I think it will be well able to take on the opposition and in horse racing parlance the car will run well on any kind of ground. And you won’t have to make many pit stops as it seems to go forever on a full tank of diesel.

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    Under a full moon and a peaceful summer evening, over 1,000 people from Clayton and surrounding communities gathered at Contra Costa County Fire Station 11 in Clayton for the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Memorial Remembrance.

    Center and Main Streets were closed off for the event which started at the fire station. Later, the entire crowd moved in a candle light precession to the flag pole at the end of Main St. led by the Contra Costa Fire Protection District Honor Guard.

    The ceremony began with the Clayton Valley High School Women’s Ensemble singing the national anthem.

    Father Richard Mangini of the St. Bonaventure Church led the opening prayer before the Honor Guard, accompanied by the Sheriff’s Bagpipers, raised an actual flag that flew over ground zero ten years ago.

    Tattered and charred, a witness to the horror of the attack, the old colors were raised to half-mast on the Station 11 flag pole. The pledge of allegiance was led by Clayton Mayor David Shuey followed by the CVHS Women’s Ensemble singing America the Beautiful.

    Guest speakers included: Gil Carvantes, Captain with the Fire District who served at ground zero ten years ago; Clayton Police Chief Dan Lawrence of the Clayton Police Department and Shawn Robinson, Pastor of the Clayton Community Church.

    After the Last Alarm bell was rung to remember the firefighters who lost their lives, Hugh Toloui, leader of the Clayton Baha’I Community and Father Peter Champion, Rector of St. Johns Episcopal Church spoke and led the attendees in a candle lighting.

    Once every one had a lighted candle in hand, the word was given over the PA, “Let’s Roll” in memory of the defiant spirit of the citizens who fought back aboard Flight 93.

    Candles in hand, people walked in a silent procession to the downtown where the honor guard raised a set of new colors to half-mast on the Clayton Main Street flag pole.

    The CVHS Women’s Ensemble then led the gathering in singing God Bless America and everyone joined in.

    The closing prayer was offered by Aaron Gonzenbach, Pastor of the Crossroads Church.

    Some of the speakers echoed a common theme of unity, courage, peace and the challenge of forgiveness.

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