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How to pick the best hybrid bicycle?

Guide to the perfect hybrid bicycle for you So, you want to treat yourself by purchasing a brand new hybrid bicycle? You’re in luck, because the choice you’re about to make isn’t easy – there are so many types out there, it’s just ridiculous how difficult it is to make a choice (like a kid in a candy shop), but we’ll help you know what you need!

What kind of bicycle do you need and is a hybrid bicycle really for you?

Do you want a reliable and durable best hybrid bike with all the accessories you ever wanted? Do you want it to stand out or you want it to be practical? If you have the answers to all of those questions, it’ll be easier for you to make a chose from one of the types of hybrid bicycles out there (yeah, there’s more than one!).

  • The cross bicycle will be your best friend if you like the thrill and the feeling when your life flashes before your eyes! Yeah, you know who you are – adrenaline junkies!

This type of bicycle is not suitable just for the brave and bold! If you like (or have) to travel on unmarked paths, taking a breath of fresh mountain air or you live on a pothole-infested street, you’ll be able to enjoy the cross bicycle as well!

  • The city bicycle is just what it sounds – a bicycle designed for the inhabitants of the concrete jungle! It’s light; it’s durable, and it has really strong tires (no broken glass on a road can get you now!). It’s not just that, but it takes some features from the cross and comfort bicycle and puts them together in an awesome blend of comfort and agility. That’s for you, city boys and girls!
  • A comfort (roadster) bicycle is not for the fast passed – it’s durable and snappy, but that’s not it’s main power! Comfort! As the name of the type of bicycle implies, it’s designed, and features are aimed to achieving a comfortable, easy and carefree experience for the rider! The lifted front, the wide seat, the front and seat suspension and with the smoothness that it’ll carry you on the road makes that bicycle perfect for leisure and joy riding!

What is the most important thing when purchasing a bicycle?

You will know what type of bicycle you want if you know what kind of person you are!

Deciding is easy – just ask yourself what will be the first thing you’ll do with that bicycle when you take it for a spin for the first time – go to a remote location and beat the bolts out of it on some dirt road, or maybe use it for commuting to work. And the occasional trip to the store, or you want a bicycle, white which you can run away from all your troubles and let the road take you away!

And there you have it – the perfect bicycle is out there, waiting for you to find it! And don’t worry about making a mistake, just follow this (very) simple guide and you’ll make the right choice!


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How To Buy LCD PC Monitors

There is no doubt that amongst the many peripherals which are used in a computing environment, the role of PC monitors is extremely important and critical. It helps to display the information that is being fed into the computer and also displays the processed information once the instructions have been given. Hence without monitors even the best of computers would not be useful. When purchasing monitors for your PC you must take a decision which is informed and knowledgeable.

You must act based on facts and figures rather than being driven by opinions and hearsays. Over the next few lines we will try and find out the various points to be kept in mind when deciding to buy monitors for your PC.

End Use Is Important

 The purpose for which monitors are being used is very important. For example, if you have a laptop then there is no need for a monitor because they come inbuilt and as a single unit. Further when you are planning to buy monitors you have to make a choice between CRT and LCD monitors. CRT or cathode ray tube monitors are old and perhaps even obsolete in technology and are slowly being phased out.

However, those who want the best of color reproduction and image sharpness still continue to use CRT monitors. On the other hand there is increased demand for LCD monitors because they are softer and healthier on the eyes. Further they are sleek and have the best of looks and ergonomics.

They are also suitable in homes and offices, where space is a constraint. In fact they can also be hung on the wall thereby saving lot of space. You also need to decide what you are going to use the monitor for. Is it gaming or work? if it is gaming do you want it for PC gaming or PS4 monitor?When it comes to buying LCD monitors for PCs here are a few things which must be taken into account.

Brightness and Emissions

The reason why many of us settle for LCD monitors is because they are quite bright and therefore the picture clarity is of good quality. Further they are more environment and eco friendly because they do not generate too much heat and therefore carbon emissions are much lower when compared to CRT monitors. Hence, these two points must be taken into account when it comes to buying LCD monitors.

Look At Power Consumption

 Another important point is to ensure that they are energy efficient. Though almost all brands of LCD monitors are more power efficient when compared to CRT monitors, a bit of research will help you to identify the best from the good lot. There are a few brands which could help you to save around 40 to 50% of power bills when compared to a few other brands of LCD monitors.

The screen shape should be completely flat and this is something which comes by default when buying LCD monitors. There could be a few online stores which might try and push CRT monitors as flat screen monitors. You must be careful about and check on the features and specifications and only then buy them. LCD monitors have sleek bodies and not only is the glass tube flat.


The International Latin Music Hall of Fame Announces First Year Inductees and Award Nominees

Tito Puente,  Celia Cruz and Gloria Estefan Among Those to be Honored.

New York, Nov. 18/PRNewswire/ — The International Latin Music Hall of Fame announced today its first inductees and award nominees. The first annual induction ceremony will be held in New York City at the world famous jazz and latin nightclub “Birdland”, on April 7, 1999.

This year’s Hall of Fame inductees are:  Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Eddie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco, Joe Cuba, Israel “Cachao” Lopez, Johnny Ventura, Orquesta Aragon, Jose Fajardo, Marc Antonio Muniz and La Sonora Matancera.

Posthumously, the ILMHF will induct Miguel Failde, Ignacio Pineiro, Rafael Hernandez, Ernesto Lecuona, Arsenio Rodriguez, Chano Pozo, Beny More, Perez Prado, Mario Bauza, Machito, Tito Rodriguez, Miguelito Valdes, Enrique Jorrin and Agustin Lara.

In addition, Emilio and Gloria Estefan will receive this years Beny More award, named after the legendary Cuban singer and ILMHF inductee Beny More.  Rogelio Martinez will receive the ILMHF Lifetime Achievement award for his extraordinary career as the bandleader of the Sonora Matancera, the oldest performing latin band in existence.  Special Recognition awards will be given to record promoter Ralph Mercado, past Fania president Jerry Masucci, musical director of the East Harlem School of Music Johnny Colon, and the late pianist-composer-conductor for the “I LOVE LUCY” Show, Marco Rizo.

Joe Hernandez, Founder and President of the ILMHF said, “There are literally hundreds of artists that deserve to be inducted, after all, Latin music has a history of more than 125 years…we have a lot of catching up to do.  We will eventually induct all those that deserve to be so honored.  In the meantime, Latinos should feel immense pride in the extraordinary worldwide resurgence of our music.  Whether you are in Japan or Jerusalem, France or Finland, “salsa” bands are springing up everywhere as people enjoy and catch the “Latin music fever”.

The ILMHF, is a non-profit organization, dedicated to honoring those artists who have contributed to and supported the growth of Latin music around the world.  Inductees and award nominees were selected by using specific criteria established by the organization’s Board of Directors.  For more information about the ILMHF or sponsorship opportunities, please call 212-726-3800.  ILMHF’s e-mail address .  The Web page is currently under construction at .

SOURCE: International Latin Music Hall of Fame
CONTACT: Joe Hernandez of ILMHF, 212-726-3800


International Latin Music Hall Of Fame Established

First Induction Ceremony Planned for Early 1999 in New York City

New York, NY October 7, 1998 — A New York based non-profit group today announced the establishment of the first International Latin Music Hall of Fame (ILMHF) to recognize and honor individuals with the highest level of artistic achievement and those who have made significant contributions to the world of Latin music. The first annual induction ceremony will be held in New York early in 1999.

Inductees into the ILMHF will be selected by a prominent committee of leading musicologists, Latin music historians, educators and artists using specific criteria established by the organization’s Board of Directors. First year inductees will be announced on November 18, 1998. The ILMHF has also established three other special award categories consisting of the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Benny Award, in honor of legendary Cuban singer Benny More, and the Special Achievement Award.

Mr. Joe Hernandez, Founder and President of the ILMHF said, “Latin music is enjoying unprecedented popularity around the world. We are pleased to finally pay tribute to those who have been responsible for the creation and nurturing of this unique, multi-cultural, multi-rhythmic, and wonderfully entertaining music enjoyed by millions.”

The International Latin Music Hall of Fame, is a non-profit organization, dedicated to honoring those artists and others who have contributed to and supported the growth of Latin music around the world. In addition to sponsoring its annual induction ceremony, the organization plans to further its mission by establishing an Internet website and permanent location to house a collection of relevant historical information and artifacts related to the history of Latin music and biographical information on those individuals inducted in the ILMHF. The organization will also support efforts to promote Latin music education particularly among young people interested in Latin music history.

For more information about the ILMHF or sponsorship opportunities, please call (212) 726-3800.


International Latin Music Hall of Fame on NJN “Imagenes”

On Thursday, February 4th, at 6:30 pm NJN public television show “Imagenes”, with guest host Miguel Perez, interviews Joe Hernandez Founder and President of the International Latin Music Hall of Fame. This program will be rebroadcast on Sunday, February 7, 1999 at 12:30 pm.

The show will feature short “clips” of Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, and Eddie Palmieri. In addition, Mr. Hernandez will talk about how the organization got started and the ceremonial induction on April 7th at the world famous nightclub “BIRDLAND” in New York City.

Magic “clips” will also be shown and discussed… Mr. Hernandez is the producer of the “Stars of Magic” show that will be performing at the New Jersey State Theatre in New Brunswick on March 13, at 8 pm. All profits from this show will be donated to the International Latin Music Hall of Fame.

For ticket information on the “Stars of Magic”, call (732) 246-7469…Box office hours: Monday-Saturday–10 am to 6 pm…tickets go on sale beginning Feb. 5, 1999.