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New regulations are in place with regards to using rosewood in musical instrumen…

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

New regulations are in place with regards to using rosewood in musical instruments

I was a little nonplussed when watching some NAMM videos last week and there were reports of models which used to have rosewood fretboards but would now be replaced by ebony. I always assumed that rosewood was more plentiful as a wood type than ebony. This and teak tend to be top of the list in the threatened or endangered types of woods.

Turns out China is quite fond of rosewood for furniture and have depleted the global stock so much that there's now a blanket ban on the use of any species of rosewood for musical instruments or anything else. More importantly, it affects cross-border trade of instruments that contain rosewood so if you're planning to sell (or buy) and instrument from or two a country different from yours, you may want to check your local CITES regulation.

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New CITES Regulations For All Rosewood Species
A new regulation takes effect on January 2, 2017 calling for documentation when shipping internationally.

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This acceptance speech by Stranger Things star David Harbour is the most passionate…

Monday, January 30th, 2017

This acceptance speech by Stranger Things star David Harbour is the most passionate speech you'll hear today

If you manage to not get distracted by Winona Ryder's wide range of facial expressions that is ;)

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Marvel Casts their main leads for Marvel's Cloak & Dagger

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Marvel Casts their main leads for Marvel's Cloak & Dagger

Olivia Holt will play Tandy Bowen aka Dagger and Aubrey Joseph will be Tyrone Johnson aka Cloak.

Since this is gonna be a YA show I'm not too sure what to expect but I hope it will be suitable to watch for more than just teens…

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‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ Casts Its Leads
Find out who will star in the upcoming adventure for Freeform!

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Yellow Eyes

Monday, January 30th, 2017

A small contribution to #joinindaily by +Johnny Wills with today's theme of "Vehicle Headlights".

I have so many shots left unshared this is a brilliant way to dig those out ^^)

Yellow Eyes

A small contribution to #joinindaily by +Johnny Wills with today’s theme of “Vehicle Headlights”.

I have so many shots left unshared this is a brilliant way to dig those out ^^)

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One flower for millions of deaths

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Today is #HolocaustMemorialDay and in these dark political times it's worth remembering that even now there are people who were alive when Hitler's army sent hordes of people that he didn't like, was afraid of and thus blamed for all sorts of problems, away to certain death.

This is the single most horrifying event in the history of mankind and it was within living memory. Despite that, First world, so called "educated" countries are becoming more and more plagued by xenophobia among the elites and the electorate. We must not let that become the norm again, lest it leads to another cataclysmic event of the same nature.

For +FloralFriday curated by +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +Tamara Pruessner

#floralfriday #floralphotography #flowers #flowerphotography

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