Archive for December, 2017

31
Dec

2008 Taiwan Designers’ Week shows potential of innovations

Monday, June 30, 2008

Vastly different from the YODEX, mainly focused on students’ designs, the 2008 2nd Taiwan Designers’ Week, a collective show organized by Taiwan Designers’ Web for industrial designs and individual design studios, took place at the Xinyi Public Assembly Hall, formally known as “Si-Si Nan Cun (in Chinese: ????)” and entitled the theme of “Design & Beyond”.

This professional exhibition featured topical designs including “Play with the Eating Culture”, “Wall”, “The Story of Paper-Cutting”, “Basket”, “Between On and Off”, “50 Pleasures in the Study – Dian Shin Refreshment 2008”, “Reincarnation”, and “NoName Design”, at Xinyi Public Assembly Hall; “City Yeast 2008?Balcony Project” at Xue Xue Institute from June 26th to July 8th; “Having A Perfect Life Is Easy” at Taipei Artist Village from June 27th to July 7th. In addition, The XRANGE Studio also created a giant floating cloud at Central Square of Xinyi Public Assembly Hall.

Innovative designs in this exhibition showcased different topical elements on environment, modern lifestyle, current incident, and subculture. Those reflect the achievements by professional designers in Taiwan as Taiwan’s designs were affirmed in several international design competitions including G-mark, Red Dot, and iF.

After this exhibition, Taiwan Design Center, the show co-organizer, scheduled several upcoming competitions and shows from this August to October including “Taiwan Design Expo”, “Taiwan Design Award”, “Taiwan International Design Competition”, and “Creative Taiwan”.

31
Dec

Marriage Ceremony Of Kamma Brides}

Marriage Ceremony of Kamma Brides

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Marriages are made in heaven and solemnized on earth. Hindu marriages emphasize tradition, happiness, harmony, and growth lustrous with the fall of fabrics, colors that define families’ social, cultural and religious elements. Unlike many communities’kamma community weddings are native heritage, extra lavish, holy and most influential. More than one fifth of kamma communities are spread everywhere around the world. Brides and bridegrooms of kamma community denote the royalty of their family.

Marriage for every girl is huge transformation as the girl leaves everything; she is familiar about and steps in new and different environs.

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Kamma marriages are generally celebrated at bridegroom house. Few kamma families have the custom of worshipping lord veerabhadra during marriages.Kamma marriage ceremony is held on bright half of the day.

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are excepted to follow few rituals during the marriage process like holy bath with aromatic ingredients like haldi, rose petals, natural scrub which imparts healthy and flawless skin within her, followed by customized floral ornament adorn to hair, circular dots of kumkum on forehead between eyebrows, black waterline on eyes, nose ring for ethnic look, classic ear rings and sparkling sacred maangsindhoor for a perfect look. KammaGirl looks like princess on the day of wedding with bright colored dress and with her chunky jewelers from head to toe.

Before wedding ceremony the bride performs GauriPooja at house with her family and relatives. It also includes with the ritual of changing bride gotram in the presence of elderly couples from both families. Just before the wedding the bride takes blessings from elders,this helps them to start her life successfully.

Followed by Gauri Pooja, kannyakadhanam is the next important ritual where bride’s maternal uncle will carry the bride in a basket to the kalyanavedika (dias). The bride and bridegroom are separated by cloth curtain between them, as partition. There after the bride’s parents wash the feet of bridegroom, as a gesture of respect. Finally uniting of bride with bridegroom is most important ritual, where kamma bridegroom ties mangalasutram to bride in front elderly members of the family. With a the vows of Dharmecha, Arthecha, kamecha, Mokshechanaticharami every new bride start her wedding life with her bride groom, which means I will never leave you in dharma, money, desire and attainment of the ultimate.

As marriage is an important part in life it should be very perfect. Choosing a best life partner decides your future, therefore before directly entering into some ones’ life everyone wants to predict partner’s likes, dislikes, and way of living and so on. Matrimony websites helps to scan through profiles in an easy and effective way to find the ideal match; if partners are interested by seeing one’s profile then they can communicate directly for further.

Since, Kamma weddings are more color dominated like the saffron color and the golden color. The use of such colors is usually done to denote the royalty of the family. These things are very common in every Kamma wedding. Not unlike many Indian weddings, these entail a spate of ceremonies that solidify the match and bind the couple. Let us see the difference rituals in kamma marriages compared to other community.

Every Indian girl goes through it in a phase of life, the fear of scary is surprisingly overcome with the feeling of love which she had before marriage.

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31
Dec

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Progessive Conservative candidate Tyler Currie, Trinity-Spadina

Monday, October 1, 2007

Tyler Currie is running as an Progressive Conservative candidate in the Ontario provincial election, in the riding of Trinity-Spadina. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

31
Dec

UK chancellor raises national insurance payments for self employed in new budget

Friday, March 10, 2017

UK chancellor Philip Hammond announced his 2017 budget on Wednesday, which included a £2 billion pledge to social care and a tax hike on the self-employed. It was accused of breaking Conservative Party manifesto promises.

It was announced there will be a 2% increase in national insurance contributions for the self-employed, with chancellor Philip Hammond citing worries that people were choosing to become self-employed in order to pay lower taxes and his perception of unfairness in the different rates paid by employees and self-employees. There were accusations this change in policy goes against the manifesto promises the Conservative Party ran on in 2015, which promised four times that there would be no increase in national insurance rates. Conservative MP Anna Soubry tweeted saying she believed these new measures would be unpopular as many would see them as unfair. The leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, claimed the new measures will not clamp down on people whose self-employment is just for tax benefits, instead causing problems for those legitimately self-employed, arguing that if they are to start paying similar tax rates to the employed then they should get rights such as statutory maternity pay. The think tank Resolution claimed, however, this increase is outweighed by other government policies and is, therefore, a good move.

In addition to this, the chancellor announced a £2 billion pledge to social care over the next three years, saying he was aware of the stress the ageing population is having on the NHS and social care. Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb described the amount as “wholly inadequate”, saying much more is needed to pay for an increase in care demands due to the ageing population. The lowest threshold at which shareholders pay dividend taxes is to be lowered from £5,000 to £2,000 claiming that the taxes for dividends provided “an extremely generous tax break for investors with substantial share portfolios”. Other budget announcements include an additional £325 million for the NHS, £90 million transport spending for the North of England, £20 million to support campaigning against violence against girls and women and a slight increase in funding for the devolved governments.

31
Dec

Smoke from massive warehouse fire in Buffalo, New York USA can be seen 40 miles away

Monday, May 14, 2007

Buffalo, New York — A massive warehouse complex of at least 5 buildings caught on fire in Buffalo, New York on 111 Tonawanda Street, sending a plume of thick, jet black colored smoke into the air that could be seen as far away as 40 miles.

As of 6:40 a.m., the fire was under control, and firefighters were attempting to stop it from spreading, but could not get to the center of the fire because of severe amounts of debris. Later in the morning, the fire was extinguished.

“The fire is mostly under debris at this point. It’s under control, but it’s under some debris. We really can’t get to it. We’re just going to have to keep on pouring water on it so it doesn’t spread,” said Thomas Ashe, the fire chief for the North Buffalo based fire division who also added that at one point, at least 125 firefighters were on the scene battling the blaze. One suffered minor injures and was able to take himself to the hospital to seek medical attention.

Shortly after 8:00 p.m. as many as 3 explosions rocked the warehouse sending large mushroom clouds of thick black smoke into the air. After the third explosion, heat could be felt more than 100 feet away. The fire started in the front, one story building then quickly spread to three others, but fire fighters managed to stop the flames from spreading onto the 3 story building all the way at the back.

According to a Buffalo Police officer, who wished not to be named, the fire began at about 7:00 p.m. [Eastern time], starting as a one alarm fire. By 8:00 p.m., three fire companies were on the scene battling the blaze. Police also say that a smaller fire was reported in the same building on Saturday night, which caused little damage.

At the start of the fire, traffic was backed up nearly 4 miles on the 198 expressway going west toward the 190 Interstate and police had to shut down the Tonawanda street exit because the road is too close to the fire.

At one point, traffic on the 198 was moving so slow, at least a dozen people were seen getting out of their cars and walking down the expressway to watch the fire. That prompted as many as 10 police cars to be dispatched to the scene to force individuals back into their cars and close off one of the 2 lanes on the westbound side.

One woman, who wished not to be named as she is close to the owner of the warehouse, said the building is filled with “classic cars, forklifts, and money” and that owner “does not have insurance” coverage on the property. The building is not considered abandoned, but firefighters said that it is vacant.

Officials in Fort Erie, Ontario were also swamped with calls to fire departments when the wind blew the smoke over the Niagra River and into Canada.

It is not known what caused the fire, but a car is suspected to have caught on fire and there are reports from police and hazmat crews, that there were also large barrels of diesel fuel being stored in one building. Firefighters say the cause of the blaze is being treated as “suspicious.” The ATF is investigating the fire and will bring dogs in to search the debris.

30
Dec

Death of Kentucky census worker considered suicide

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Kentucky State Police said yesterday that the September 12 death of census worker Bill Sparkman was suicide. His body was found naked in a Clay County, Kentucky cemetery, with “Fed” written on his chest and his census identification taped to his neck. This prompted widespread speculation that anti-government sentiment was responsible. However, police now believe that Sparkman deliberately killed himself, and tried to make it look like murder so his son could receive an insurance payout. Trooper Don Trosper, a Kentucky State Police spokesman, said, “[w]e believe this was an intentional act. We believe the aim was to take his own life.”

This conclusion is based on the police’s analysis of several elements of the crime scene; Sparkman was not hanged in the typical manner; his knees were less than six inches off the ground, and he could have avoided death simply by standing up before he suffocated. Captain Lisa Rudzinski, a leader of the investigation stated, “We do not believe he was placed in that position.” The letters of the word “Fed” were written bottom first, which is unlikely if they had been written by an attacker. The rag found in his mouth contained only Sparkman’s DNA. Police also believed he left glasses taped to his head so he could see while preparing.

Police suspect Sparkman’s motives included debt, failure to find a full-time job, and a desire to provide for his son through his life insurance.

30
Dec

Singer and songwriter Michael Jackson dies at age 50

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson, a singer and songwriter who was dubbed as the ‘King of Pop’, has died today at the age of 50. Initial reports had stated that Jackson is in a coma after being rushed to UCLA Medical Center.

According to TMZ, rescue crews from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to his home in Holmby Hills, a suburb of Los Angeles, California where they found Jackson not breathing. According to Fire Captain Steven Ruda, a 911 call was received from Jackson’s home at 12:21 p.m. PDT (19:21 UTC), and paramedics responded just before 12:30 p.m. PDT (19:30 UTC). Paramedics unsuccessfully attempted CPR, for a suspected cardiac arrest. According to Lieutenant Fred Corral, the L.A. County Coroner, Jackson was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m. PDT (21:26 UTC).

The Los Angeles Times and Associated Press have said they have confirmed his death with anonymous sources familiar with the situation. According to CNN, the road on which Jackson lived has been blocked off in an attempt to reduce traffic.

Jackson began his career with The Jackson 5 which debuted in 1966. Despite numerous hits and best sellers, Jackson is probably most known for his 1982 hit Thriller. It’s estimated that the album sold as many at 109 million worldwide.

The news failed to reach some quarters quickly. As of 01:00 UTC the web site of the O2 arena, where Jackson had been scheduled to perform his This Is It concerts in July, was still advertising tickets for sale. Several companies, including Ticketmaster, Seatwave, and AEG Live, now face having to reimburse all ticket sales. AEG Live had already faced problems obtaining insurance for the concerts.

Many celebrities were quick to publish comments and tributes:

Britney Spears
“He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.”
Ludacris
“If it were not for Michael Jackson I would not be where or who I am today. His music and legacy will live on forever. Prayers to the family.”
John Mayer
“I hope he is memoralised as the ’83 moonwalking, MTV owning, mesmerizing, unstoppable, invincible Michael Jackson.”
Miley Cyrus
“Michael Jackson was my inspiration. love and blessings.”
MC Hammer
“I will be mourning my friend, brother, mentor and inspiration… He gave me and my family hope. I would never have been without him.”

Several, including Celine Dion, Randy Jackson, and Donald Tarlton, compared the news of Jackson’s death to the news of the deaths of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, John F. Kennedy, and John Lennon. Talking to Larry King, Dion said “It feels like when Kennedy died, when Elvis died. It’s an amazing loss.”

A Yorkshire businessman who was working with Jackson on a proposed future project said “I didn’t think he would go out in these circumstances. It’s not the way I would have expected him to go at all. He’s going to become a Marilyn Monroe or an Elvis Presley.”

29
Dec

U.S. superbug expected to emerge in Canada

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

An infectious superbug spreading in the United States is to “emerge in force” in Canada, doctors fear. The bacteria have been reported popping up in day care centers and locker rooms across the U.S. Usually elderly or very ill hospital patients get the disease.

More than 2 million U.S. residents are infected every year, the Centers for Disease Control estimates.

An article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on Tuesday said that Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are “spreading with alarming rapidity.” The bacteria can cause boils, pimples, or in extreme cases, flesh-eating disease, and more.

“The resistant bacteria is an old foe with new fangs: a pathogen combining virulence, resistance and an ability to disseminate at large,” wrote Dr. John Conly, medical professor and an infectious disease specialist at the University of Calgary.

British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario are the provinces which already have had MRSA in hospitals.

A 30-year-old Calgary, Alberta man died last year of lung abscesses associated with the infection, as well as a three-month old toddler in Toronto, Ontario.

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Alex Rios, last summer, suffered from an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus in his leg. Pitcher Ty Taubenheim had a similar infection on his foot.

Doctors are currently investigating some Calgary residents, who could be one of the first Canadian reports of MRSA outside of a hospital setting.

29
Dec

An Overview Of Various Types Of Hot Water Systems Hills District}

Submitted by: Kate Cullough

Installing a hot water system at home is not really an easy task. Most people remain confused about the functionalities of hot water systems Hills District. Little do they understand the functions of various types of hot water systems and hence they cannot assess the advantages and disadvantages of each of those. Before installing any one of them you should have a clear idea about the various options you have at hand. This way it will be easier for you to decide which among these deserves your investment. Let us have a quick look at the various systems of heating water.

Types of Hot Water Systems

Electric Heater: The electric hot water system is also called the hybrid water heater. This system combines the latest technology with the power of electricity to develop a water heater unit which is operated by a compressor and an evaporator installed within. The major benefit of this system is that it reduces the heating expenses substantially. But all that is good comes at a great price. This one requires a higher initial investment in the form of purchase price and cost of installation.

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Storage Tank Heater: Any plumbing company Norwest will suggest you to install a storage tank heater as this is the most common and popular type of water heater. The primary advantage of this heater is that in this system the water gets heated inside the storage tank itself and the flow is maintained constantly. Hence, the household can never run out of hot water. However, owing to the constant heating process, your power bill goes up significantly.

Gas Condensing Heater: The function of this heater is rather prominent in its nomenclature. This heater uses gas to heat the water. The best part about this heater is that the used gas is not released immediately; instead, they are returned to the system to be recycled and used for another course of heating. This obviously cuts down your energy bill quite impressively. Nevertheless, the purchase cost and expense for installation are much higher than the other conventional heater.

Tankless System: This is a very effective hot water system Norwest if you want to limit your expenditure on energy bill as this heating system stores gas or electricity and use them only as and when required. It has its limitation as it is not always capable of producing adequate hot water for the entire household. So, installing one heater is not enough for all the requirements of your household (washing machine, shower, bathtub and other taps).

Solar: These heaters are powered by the solar energy, energy drawn from the sun. It has panels installed which help to produce energy for heating water. Even though it is cheap and pollution free, the main disadvantage of this heater is that the installation cost of these heaters is quite high.

While choosing one from the different hot water systems Hills District, it is important to have the basic knowledge about each of these to ease out the selection process.

About the Author: Hi, this is Kate McCullough, a professional on plumbing business. I write articles and blogs regarding the entire plumbing services. One by one I will enrich your knowledge with improved services and use of new tools for the service.

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29
Dec

68 pieces of luggage found behind Texas pet store

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

At least 68 different pieces of luggage has been found behind a pet store inside a garbage dumpster in Houston, Texas. The luggage came from several different international flights and authorities do not know how they got there or if the contents of the luggage have been stolen.

“We’re going to be investigating and the authorities are going to be investigating,” said spokeswoman for Continental Airlines, Mary Clark. All luggage was handed over to Continental Airlines.

The luggage is reported to have been sifted through, and most pieces have come from all over the world. The luggage is reported to have come from Bush Intercontinental Airport. Some pieces of the luggage have name tags and Clark states that “we’re trying to reach whoever we need to let them know the bags are there.”

Officers with the Houston Police Department are in charge of the investigation. The luggage was found by individuals who own the pet store.

The FBI has stated that the bags do not pose any danger.