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Posted on May 23rd 2018 in Uncategorized

Police disperse striking traders in New Delhi

Police disperse striking traders in New Delhi
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Wednesday, November 1, 2006

The Delhi Police used lathi(baton)-charges to disrupt striking traders when they gathered in large numbers and attempted to block traffic on the city’s streets on Wednesday morning. The 2-day old strike, protesting a Supreme Court order to seal unauthorised commercial establishments in the city, turned to a more violent note with protestors stranded several buses by puncturing their tyres.

The Supreme Court’s Monitoring committee sent a notice to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Tuesday to resume the sealing of unauthorised shops from November 2. Initially, the sealing drive was to resume on November 1.

Private medical practitioners also joined the protest on its final day, which affected health services in the city. The traders threatened to extend their strike if MCD resumes its sealing drive.

The first two days of the strike went peacefully without having any serious violence. Traders were expecting the government to meet their demands. They met Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit to resolve this dispute.

Posted on May 23rd 2018 in Uncategorized

Be Very Careful When Changing Belly Button Rings

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By Jade Greene

Following your initial navel piercing, there are a lot of things to do to prevent pain and infection. Treat a belly ring as you would any fresh injury or wound. It is considered a wound because someone recently shoved a needle through your skin and in any other circumstance, that would be cause for injury.

After you’ve waited the recommended 6 to 12 months for your new piercing to heal, you’re probably ready to shop for some new belly button rings. They are available online, in piercing and tattoo salons, and at mall kiosks. Sometimes belly button rings are available at department store jewelry counters or even discount stores like Wal-Mart and Target. It doesn’t matter where they came from, follow the same rules and precautions for sterilizing and switching belly button rings.

Before you even purchase the rings, check that they are made from a reliable material that won’t irritate your skin. Just because the piercing site appears healed and healthy, doesn’t mean you are immune to germs and infection. The best materials for belly button rings are 316L surgical steel (a form of stainless steel), titanium, Bioplast or Bioflex, 24K plated gold and 14K real gold. Jewelry made from these products are strong and sturdy and won’t break.

Before inserting the belly button ring, sterilize each product with warm soapy water to remove any dirt and oil. You may also autoclave your belly button rings, which is a sterilization process that uses extreme heat to rid things of any germs that can cause pain and infection. Generally, you will have to visit a tattoo or piercing salon if you want your navel rings autoclaved.

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When you prepare to change the belly ring, clean your hands with soap and water as you would any other time you touch the ring. Plastic or latex surgical gloves are an option for even more protection. Be sure to set your new belly button ring close to where you are working so you can spend as little time as possible without anything in the piercing.

Twist and remove the top ball from the new belly ring and put it off to the side. On some belly button rings, only the top ball is removable, on some only the bottom ball is removable and on some both balls are removable. To make the process as smooth and easy as possible, unscrew the top ball only.

Hold the bottom ball of the belly button ring you are wearing between two fingers. Gently twist the top ball of the navel ring you are wearing to remove it from the barbell. Slowly pull the belly button ring down and out of your navel piercing.

Immediate grab the replacement belly ring and position the ball-less part of the barbell near the inside of your belly button (where the piercing hole is). Slowly and gently apply pressure and continue until the barbell pokes through the top hole of your piercing. If you have never switched rings before, have patience and keep in mind that it could easily take a few tries.

Grab the top ball of your new ring and gently screw it on while holding the barbell still with your thumb and forefinger. After that is complete, immediately wash your hands, as well as the old belly button ring.

If you follow these steps carefully, you’ll be able to change belly button rings frequently and easily.

About the Author: Jade Greene is an expert in belly button rings.


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Posted on May 23rd 2018 in Wealth Management

Latest trial of the One Laptop Per Child running in India; Uruguay orders 100,000 machines

Latest trial of the One Laptop Per Child running in India; Uruguay orders 100,000 machines
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Thursday, November 8, 2007

India is the latest of the countries where the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) experiment has started. Children from the village of Khairat were given the opportunity to learn how to use the XO laptop. During the last year XO was distributed to children from Arahuay in Peru, Ban Samkha in Thailand, Cardal in Uruguay and Galadima in Nigeria. The OLPC team are, in their reports on the startup of the trials, delighted with how the laptop has improved access to information and ability to carry out educational activities. Thailand’s The Nation has praised the project, describing the children as “enthusiastic” and keen to attend school with their laptops.

Recent good news for the project sees Uruguay having ordered 100,000 of the machines which are to be given to children aged six to twelve. Should all go according to plan a further 300,000 machines will be purchased by 2009 to give one to every child in the country. As the first to order, Uruguay chose the OLPC XO laptop over its rival from Intel, the Classmate PC. In parallel with the delivery of the laptops network connectivity will be provided to schools involved in the project.

The remainder of this article is based on Carla G. Munroy’s Khairat Chronicle, which is available from the OLPC Wiki. Additional sources are listed at the end.


  • 1 India team
  • 2 Khairat
    • 2.1 The town school
  • 3 The workplace
  • 4 Marathi
  • 5 The teacher
  • 6 Older children, teenagers, and villagers
  • 7 The students
  • 8 Teacher session
  • 9 Parents’ meetings
  • 10 Grounding the server
  • 11 Every child at school
  • 12 Sources
  • 13 External links
Posted on May 23rd 2018 in Uncategorized

Thousands take to streets protesting ‘ratbag’s Bedroom Tax

Thousands take to streets protesting ‘ratbag’s Bedroom Tax
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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Demonstrations took place across the UK over the holiday weekend, echoing the message personally delivered to Iain Duncan Smith at a Capita-sponsored talk last week. Chants of “Axe, axe, axe the bedroom tax” could be clearly heard throughout Edinburgh’s demonstration. At the end of his minute-long tirade at the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Willie Black labelled Duncan Smith a “ratbag”; several people turned up with this printed on their tee shirts.

Wikinews photographed the march from Edinburgh’s St. Andrew’s Square to the Scottish Parliament. Various estimates put the number in-attendance between 1,200 and 1,600.

Other protests took place in London, with an estimated 1,000 at Trafalgar Square and Downing street. Glasgow saw around 2,500 take to the streets. Those demonstrating equated the package of changes that see benefit rises at a below-inflation 1%, and housing benefit cut by 14% for those with one spare room, 25% if they have two or more spare rooms, with the ‘poll tax’ which saw riots in England during Margaret Thatcher’s time as Prime Minister.

Head of the UK’s National Housing Federation David Orr commented: “It’s bad policy, it’s bad economics, it’s bad for hundreds of thousands of ordinary people whose lives will be made difficult for no benefit — and I think it’s about to become profoundly bad politics.”

With the policy coming into effect now, protesters are intent on a “can’t pay, won’t pay” civil disobedience campaign.

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Posted on May 23rd 2018 in Uncategorized

Your Thinner Waist Could Be A Pill Away

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By Jim Mackey

Losing weight can be difficult without the proper tools. Actually, losing weight can be difficult no matter what the situation, but one way to help make the task easier is to be educated about the options available to help you. One of the keys to having a successful weight loss journey is being equipped with the knowledge of safe and effective ways to lose weight. Diet and exercise are the keys to losing weight and keeping it off. Basically, burning more calories than you consume via exercise or cutting calories from your diet are the most common ways to go. There are various types of products available to help aid your weight loss journey. Some people choose to lose weight through meal replacement shakes, eating prepackaged foods, or simply cutting out high fat and high calorie foods. Others might choose to use supplements or diet pills to help their diet journey along.

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Diet pills often promise to help control your appetite while helping your body burn additional calories. Most diet pills can be bought at your local drug store, but there are some that must be prescribed by a doctor. Some diet pills have come under fire for being unsafe and causing health problems in those that use them. One diet pill, Alli has been FDA approved and is the only diet pill to receive that approval. If you decide to use diet pills to help you lose weight, do your research. Be sure to check and see what pills have been the most effective, as well as what side effects they involve. Also check with your doctor before incorporating diet pills as part of your regimen. One important thing to remember is when using diet pills; you are not free to eat what you want. Diet pills will not do the work for you. Diet pills should be used in addition to a diet and exercise plan, not in place of. Many people get caught up in thinking that they can take pills and those will lose weight for them. In order to lose weight effectively, you must put some effort in. Losing weight can be a successful task with the right tools.

It’s important to remember that a safe rate of weight loss is one to two pounds per week. Anything more than that after the first three weeks of your plan can be unhealthy. Some diet pills might promise better results, but remember anything that seems too good to be true probably is. Keeping side effects in check can be critical if you are on other medications that don’t mix well with the diet pills you might be taking. Keeping your doctor in the loop can keep you healthy and allow you to prevent any conflicts before they happen. Be careful when taking diet pills so that they don’t become addictive.Diet pills can be a great aide in your weight loss journey if used properly. As long as you’re committed to losing weight and working hard to reach your goals, diet pills can help you along your way.

About the Author: Jim Mackey is a renowned dietician. He has been advising people on how to maintain a proper diet and how to lose those extra calories. If you want to know more about Diet, Weight lose, Diet Pills, Diabetic diet and Diet plans you can visit


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Posted on May 23rd 2018 in Cosmetic Surgery

Existing US home sales fall 9.6% in February

Existing US home sales fall 9.6% in February
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Sales of existing homes in the U.S. fell 9.6% in February, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) said today, in a sign that the U.S. housing market is still depressed. The figure was worse than the 3.9% decline anticipated by the economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires and questions whether the U.S. housing market is beginning to recover or will continue to fall.

We have an uneven, choppy recovery. Hopefully it is a recovery …

A combination of foreclosures and short sales, where the mortgage holder sells the house for less than owed on the mortgage, accounted for almost 40% of the sales.

Millions of foreclosures have forced down home prices and the number of foreclosures are predicted to rise this year. The inventory of existing homes listed for sale rose 3.5% at the end of February, a 8.6-month supply at the current sales rate. As more homes are listed in the spring, the inventory of houses for sale will probably increase. A five or six month inventory is usually considered a healthy balance between supply and demand.

According to Moody’s Analytics, another 3.6 million bank-owned homes and possible foreclosures will be added to the inventory by 2013, adding to the 6.7 million home foreclosures since 2006. Thus housing inventories will probably continue to remain high, delaying the point when prices stabilize. The median sales price in February fell 5.2%, down to a price level not seen since April 2002.

“We have an uneven, choppy recovery,” said NAR’s chief economist Lawrence Yun. “Hopefully it is a recovery that is taking place.”

Posted on May 22nd 2018 in Uncategorized

A Watch Company to Hold a Charitable Auction

A Watch Company to Hold a Charitable Auction
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The International Watch Company (IWC) is organizing an on-line auction to take place in the period from December 13 to December 20, 2006. The proceeds of the auction will be used for offering support to a charitable organization – Association Vol de Nuit/Vuelo Nocturno. The main task and responsibility of the association lies in taking care of Buenos Aires children who live in reduced circumstances.

Association Vol de Nuit/Vuelo Nocturno, a humanitarian institution, was established in 2003. The Foundation has built close cooperation with the city’s schools, homes and other organizations helping street children. The proceeds of the IWC on-line auction are to be benefited to the major projects carried out by the Foundation.

Da Vinci is the name of a rarity timepiece chosen by the IWC to be put for auction. The watch itself was developed back in 1990 as a part of a limited edition of just 110 pieces. It represents a stainless steel model featuring a white dial in English which is provided with a perpetual calendar function. The exclusive watch is on the list of the most sought-after items among connoisseurs of High Horology.

This is the ninth time the IWC is holding an auction for charitable purposes and every time dozens of watch collectors and enthusiasts take part in the event. The bidders are invited to visit the official site of the Company.

Posted on May 22nd 2018 in Uncategorized

Canada’s Etobicoke Centre (Ward 3) city council candidates speak

Canada’s Etobicoke Centre (Ward 3) city council candidates speak
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This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details.

Monday, October 30, 2006

On November 13, Torontoians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Etobicoke Centre (Ward 3). One candidate responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include Doug Holyday (incumbent), Peter Kudryk, Lillian Lança, and Ross Vaughan.

For more information on the election, read Toronto municipal election, 2006.

Posted on May 22nd 2018 in Uncategorized

Things To Remember Before Choosing A Car Insurance}

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Submitted by: Vivek Rastogi

Buying a car is, of course, a delightful moment, but is also an expensive affair. Its not a thing that can be purchased regularly. Therefore, protecting this investment is very important. This can be done by buying a car insurance policy. Also, car insurance policy is mandatory by law. It is a legal requirement to have a minimalist insurance policy before driving a car.

Car insurance policy covers various aspects of a car, the passengers and the driver during a mishap. Every coverage differs according to the car. But there is list of things which are generally covered by every insurance policy such as bodily injury, property damage liability and damage to the car. However, before buying a vehicle insurance, you need to have a good understanding of the different terminologies and types of insurance policy which suits your requirements.

There are different types of coverage that a policy gives under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988. They are:

Comprehensive coverage

Third party car coverage

Liability coverage

Collision coverage

Medical payment

Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

Before opting for any one policy that provides you with a combination of different coverages, you need to understand some of the things.

Third party insurance is mandatory


It is necessary as per the Indian Road Safety Act and Indian Motor Vehicles Act to opt for a third party coverage plan. Such plans when provided by your car dealer, the premium costs is factored into your vehicles purchase price.

Features covered in third party car insurance


Third party insurance offers protective cover against damages that are caused to the third person or vehicle. Its not necessary that you can claim this only if you are behind the wheels, you can even claim it if your family member, friend or hired driver is driving. This kind of policy will cover claims for damage caused to a third party which includes grievous injury, disability, or death. You cannot claim for any damage that has happened to you or your vehicle during the accident. For example, after an accident when you approach a car glass dealers you realize that genuine windshield which is available in the market is quite expensive. During such times, vehicle insurance comes in handy.

Comprehensive cover is always preferred


These insurance plans offer protection for damages to you as well as your car. It also protects your car against accidental fire, thefts, and other damages as per the selected insurance plan. These plans do not include any third party coverage for any kind of physical injury to the passenger or the vehicle.

Look for add-ons


It is necessary that you keep an open mind while looking for add-ons for car insurance. Adding good plans that cover all the aspects will provide optimum protection. Try to find add-on as per your requirement. For example, look for a plan that will cover your cost of replacing a windshield if you live in a neighbourhood where children love to play cricket. Furthermore, you can contact experts of windshield as they are one of the best for car glass replacement in Delhi.

Personal accident cover


Safety is very important. Therefore, it is necessary to opt for a personal accident cover that will ensure you get protection against any physical harm during a car accident. This plan can be availed for any and all passengers in your vehicle based on the cars seating capacity.

Look for all the options


Dealers usually offer insurance for a car at the time of purchase. It is not necessarily the only option available. Buy an insurance policy only after careful consideration and comparison between multiple insurance quotes. Always remember, to check all the features covered within the insurance quote. As the most affordable insurance might not be best, and the costliest one might not cover all the aspects of your requirement.

Car insurance depends on the capacity of the vehicle


The insurance premium takes into account the capacity of the car, cost and geographical location where it was bought. For instance, the premium one must be paying for a car model in a semi-urban area, would be much less as compared to the premium a metropolitan citys car owner would pay for the same model.

Thus, an insurance policy is an important feature which should not be ignored. You cannot predict the possible damage that your car will suffer so maintain a plan that will help you sail through such rough days. It is advised that after the damage you take your four wheeler to a service centre which has partnered with experts for hassle-free services. For instance, if your car has a cracked windshield, you can take it for a car glass repair in Delhi and get it repaired or replaced.

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Posted on May 21st 2018 in Parking