The years biggest deals

Everybody loves a bargain, but photographers in particular thrill at the prospect of great gear for less. In our annual roundup, we present equipment that we deem top value, whether you’re shopping for travel shooting, everyday use, or studio work.

Travel/adventure

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

This latest addition to the class of pro-grade, weather-sealed, f/2.8 constant-aperture telezooms wowed us in our March 2013 lab test. With excellent sharpness, low distortion, and Vibration Compensation that gave us an edge of 3.5 stops on average, it was a winner. And at a price of $1,499, this full-frame optic comes

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Pallas

BIGGEST ASTEROID

Of course, like the biggest mountain, the size of asteroids and the limitation of current observational technology mean that the biggest asteroids we know of are restricted to those in our own Solar System. There’s also a technicality in their definition: with a diameter of 950 kilometres (590 miles) and containing around one third of the total mass of the asteroid belt, Ceres used to be the biggest asteroid but was upgraded to ‘dwarf planet’ in 2006, handing fellow asteroid belt object Pallas the accolade of biggest known asteroid by default.

However, with an average diameter of 544

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MEET THE DESIGNERS

We asked each of the design consultants the same three questions:

1) What would you say your design style is?

2) With Saskatoon’s growth over the last 5 years, what would you say is the biggest change you have seen in interior design?

3) Favorite item in the room you designed?

Michelle Rowlett

Interior Design Consultant, Braid Flooring & Window Fashions

1. My personal design style is very classic. However, for my professional design style I like doing all types of designs: modern, contemporary, traditional, country. It really depends on what the client feels comfortable with.

2. The biggest change

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In Iskitim opened the biggest in Novosibirsk Plant of Construction Materials

November 20 Iskitim open plant "Betoleks" — The biggest manufacturer of autoclaved aerated concrete and structures for complete housing.

The plant‘s capacity is 470 thousand cubic meters. AAC meters per year (1400 cu. meters per day). It is more than 300, 000 square meters of housing.

In addition to the factory-installed production line for the production of dry building mixes the capacity of 35 thousand tons per year.

The area of the building — 6 hectares. The total project cost of more than 3 billion rubles. After the launch of the plant in the production of building materials

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The new water park Piterland, one of the biggest indoor water parks in Europe.

In late January, near the park of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg will earn one of the biggest indoor water parks in Europe.

The new water park Piterland promises to be not only a place for entertainment, but also a new tourist attraction. Wooden 45-meter dome of the water park is one of the largest such facilities in the world. The owners want to register it in the Guinness Book of Records.

The construction of the beams covering non-flammable heavy-duty foil, can withstand frost, wind, heat, and, according to foreign experiments, even a car that will

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Reykjavik suffered the biggest snowfall in 90 years

Capital of Iceland has experienced the biggest snowfall since 1921 — is now the height of the snow cover in the city reaches 33 cm

In the last 24 hours in Reykjavik dropped a record amount of snow, experts say the Icelandic Meteorological Administration. The snow cover in the capital and suburbs exceeded 33 cm — a record since 1921.

In addition, this year the weather has set another record — in Reykjavik is snow continuously from November 26 — the longest period since weather observations. However, weather forecasts say that the whole fallen snow can melt. So, for example,

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Increasing the risk of flooding for the Americans, but only 7% are ready for the event

Flooding is the biggest natural threat to homes in the U.S., but only 7% of U.S. adults say they have prepared their homes for flooding, the poll shows. Water resources survey from HNTB Corp., Infrastructure company, said that 68 percent of U.S. adults do not recognize the floods as the biggest natural threat to their home or property. "After Hurricane Katrina, I thought America had collectively woke up to a flood risk we face, but instead we went to press the snooze button," Rob Vining, national director of water resources, practice at HNTB, said in a statement. Fifty-five percent

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USA: the biggest raindrops on Earth are like jellyfish

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Professor Peter Hobbs (Peter Hobbs) and his colleague Arthur Rengno (Arthur Rangno) from the University of Washington (University of Washington), flying in a plane over Brazil and a group of atolls and reefs in the northern Pacific Ocean, with a laser instrument recorded the biggest raindrops on

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The new water park Piterland, one of the biggest indoor water parks in Europe.

In late January, near the park of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg will earn one of the biggest indoor water parks in Europe.

The new water park Piterland promises to be not only a place for entertainment, but also a new tourist attraction. Wooden 45-meter dome of the water park is one of the largest such facilities in the world. The owners want to register it in the Guinness Book of Records.

The construction of the beams covering non-flammable heavy-duty foil, can withstand frost, wind, heat, and, according to foreign experiments, even a car that will

Continue reading The new water park Piterland, one of the biggest indoor water parks in Europe.

The new water park Piterland, one of the biggest indoor water parks in Europe.

In late January, near the park of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg will earn one of the biggest indoor water parks in Europe.

The new water park Piterland promises to be not only a place for entertainment, but also a new tourist attraction. Wooden 45-meter dome of the water park is one of the largest such facilities in the world. The owners want to register it in the Guinness Book of Records.

The construction of the beams covering non-flammable heavy-duty foil, can withstand frost, wind, heat, and, according to foreign experiments, even a car that will

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