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Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Ideas


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Generally speaking, mothers love to take good care of their home and living environment, and this makes items for the home an extremely popular type of gift on Mother’s Day. If you are looking for the perfect gift idea for your mother, perhaps you should look for something that complements the home and is a great gift at the same time. Here are a few tips and gift ideas to get you started.

When you are buying a gift for the home, you probably won’t be thinking in terms of buying large, expensive items such as furniture, unless you have a clear idea of what your mom likes, and what sort of furniture she needs at the moment, also bearing in mind whether there is actually any space in the home for it. Buying a smaller gift allows you to find something that will complement the home as well as fitting in with your mother’s tastes.

You could choose a smaller item such as a decorative jewelry box, an attractive picture frame, beautiful ceramic items, clocks, lamps, and so on. It is a good idea to choose a gift that fits in with the current style of the home, and this will make it a lot easier for your mother to find a place to put it.

The gifts mentioned above are just a small example of the total variety of beautiful home items that you can choose from. Some of the things that you can find to decorate the home make absolutely great gifts even though they are small. Many handcrafted items are very unique and special, particularly if only a limited amount of them were produced. This is also true of vintage décor.

The beauty of handmade items is that you can even make them yourself, and your mom will really appreciate the time and effort you took to create her special gift, even if the gift itself is not perfect. This really allows you to create something that you know she will love, such as outdoor ornaments, or decorations for the home.

Some great gift ideas for inside the home include quirky ornaments that she may never have seen before. For example, you could get some beautiful hanging decorations to go over the doorknobs, or you could choose a unique gift such as a poem keepsake. Gifts like this will always come as a surprise.

These gift ideas should help to get you started when it comes to Mother’s Day. Just remember that you should think about what your mother likes to do in her spare time, or how she keeps her house, in order to find her a gift she will truly love.

All of your gift ideas should match your mom’s personality, no matter what that may be. It might mean buying a particular design, or it might mean buying her something arty or something practical. Just a little thought can go a long way to make this Mother’s Day perfect for her!

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Irish inflation creeps upwards to 2.4%

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Saturday, June 11, 2005

The inflation rate in Ireland, as measured by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), edged upwards to hit a five month high in May at 2.4%. This represents a 0.2% rise on the previous month when the rate stood at 2.2%.

The major contributors to the rise were increased transportation, healthcare, and education costs. In April the EU25 average rate of inflation was 2.1%, with Latvia having the highest rate at 7.1% and Sweden the lowest at 0.4%.

Despite the increase in the rate, Irish inflation remains very low – having hit 7% during 2000 and remaining around the 5% until the beginning of 2003. Another major factor easing any worries about the increase is Ireland’s very strong GDP growth – expected to be around 5.5% this year

On an annual basis the cost of footwear and clothing have fallen by 2.7% whilst energy costs have soared by 10.4%. The cost of food, furniture, and communications also fell over the last 12 months.

The Consumer Price Index is made up of over 55,000 prices consisting of 613 headings which cover over 1,000 different items.

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

Diet For People With Breast Cancer}

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Diet for People with Breast Cancer


Paula Jimenez

Good nutrition will help improve your chance to recover from breast cancer. You will have to set your eyes on specific foods to help you do this. Read on.

1. Right after surgery, you will have to consume protein-rich foods to combat infection as well as to fix cells. They will aid you in the process of recovery and get your strength back. Choose to add grated cheese to your salads. Incorporate dry milk to your daily dishes as well. When in the grocery store, look particularly for snacks with protein like almond nuts.

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2. Go for low-fat foods like whole grains, vegetables and fruits because these will assist you to enjoy more years of your life. Several studies have stated that women who were diagnosed with breast cancer and adopted low-fat diet were able to live longer than the other females with the same illness. Experts say that this is because certain foods that are lower in saturated fats (eggs and other dairy products) enable women to take only little bit of calories that therefore results in healthy body weight.

3. A study executed at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center learned that among the almost 700 survivors of breast cancer involved in the study, many of them who ate over 15.5 gram of insoluble dietary fiber per day have reduced their potential for relapse by almost 50 percent than other breast cancer patients who have eaten no more than 5.4 gram per day. Foods abundant with insoluble fiber are brown rice, broccoli, seed, whole wheat, cabbage and whole grains.

4. Some studies suggested that following a diet high in beta carotene may reduce your likelihood of dying from this illness. Beta carotene gives vegetables and fruits their orange color. Good examples are sweet potato, spinach, carrot, butternut squash, collards and lettuce.

5. Individuals affected by breast cancer should also consider including lycopene in their diet plans. It is a compound that gives yellow, orange or red color to some vegetables and fruits. Lycopene helps in reducing the risk of breast cancer. It can be found in papaya, carrot, guava, tomatoes, dried herbs, red bell peppers and others.

It is also important to keep yourself hydrated. Water, juice and soups are your good resources for water. Similarly, don’t let yourself to experience hunger before you eat. You may think of eating six small meals rather than having three large meals for the entire day. Ensure that there is enough food stored in your home so you can easily have a bite. Likewise, look for recipes that are simple and fast to prepare.

Of course, it is still better to meet with a nutritionist first and discuss about your goals. He or she will design a diet particular to your condition and needs. This is especially if you have health problems other than breast cancer. This is why it is very important for every cancer patient to work with a healthcare team. Your physician or oncologist and your dietitian will work together for your recuperation.alternative treatments to cancer

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Media reports exaggerate cell phone risks again

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Several mainstream news outlets have misstated and overstated a possible link between cellular phone use and decreased fertility in men. A single experiment, which has not yet been published in any peer reviewed journal or replicated by other scientists, observed an average decrease in sperm motility and an increase in free radicals among laboratory sperm samples that were exposed to radiation similar to the radiation produced by cellular phone use.

Dr. Ashok Agarwal of the Cleveland Clinic estimates the overall health impact of cellular phones as “very safe” and reassured a Cable News Network reporter that the research was too premature to advise lifestyle changes for the public. “Our study has not provided proof that you should stop putting cell phones in your pocket. There are many things that need to be proven before we get to that stage.” He noted that his own cell phone was in his trouser pocket while he was giving the interview. Dr. Agarwal is the lead researcher for the study and Director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.

Cell phone industry spokesman Joe Farren agreed with Dr. Agarwal’s assessment about the devices’ overall safety: “The weight of the published scientific evidence, in addition to the opinion of global health organizations, shows that there is no link between wireless usage and adverse health effects.”

The controlled experiment used sperm samples from thirty-two donors: twenty-three healthy men and nine men who had fertility problems. Sperm were then exposed to radiation for one hour at 850 megahertz, the most common frequency for cell phones in the United States. Dr. Agarwal’s study raises a possible concern that cell phones kept on belts or trouser pockets and used in conjunction with wireless bluetooth earpieces “could cause harmful effects due to the proximity of the phones and the exposure that they are causing to the gonads.” He also noted that follow-up research is needed to determine whether the body’s skin and other tissue affords protection from the potential damage.

Several news sources ran misleading reports that overstated the risk.

The Los Angeles Times asserted a fallacious causal relationship that Dr. Agarwhal had not drawn and ignored his opinions that cellular phones are safe and no change in phone use is necessary. Instead, the piece opened by ordering men to stop keeping cell phones in their pockets:

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“Attention male cellphone users of reproductive age: Take that phone out of your pocket. Information published today suggests that the radio-frequency energy released by cellphones decreases sperm quality in men.”

Ciol News ran a similar account:

“Beware men! Do you have the habit of keeping your mobile phone in the pockets of your trousers while talking on hand-free? Or do clip the mobile to your belt while talking? If so you are doing that at the cost of your fertility, warns a recent study.”

Mobile Magazine went a step further, also alluding to previous media exaggerations about cellular phone dangers:

“Oh no! It seems that mobile phones are getting even more problematic than ever. After getting linked to everything from migraines to cancer, it seems that the radiation from cell phones is now being connected to stupid sperm. Yes, I’m talking about the little swimmers that lead into a conversation about the birds and the bees.”

Mobile Magazine also ended in a misleading manner with “I wonder if it’s healthier to put your phone in your shirt pocket instead,” failing to mention that Dr. Agarwal had addressed that concern and had called it an unnecessary precaution.

Not all news sources overplayed the findings. CNN and United Press International ran balanced reports that did not suggest dangers or precautions beyond the lead researcher’s conclusions.

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This article features first-hand journalism by Wikinews members. See the collaboration page for more details.

Michael Jackson doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dr. Conrad Murray has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection to the death of Michael Jackson, who Murray was doctor to. Dr. Murray was with the singer when he died on June 25 last year.

The doctor is alleged to have acted “unlawfully and without malice“. The prosecution’s complaint said that when Dr. Murray gave Michael Jackson a powerful sedative to attempt to assist Jackson with his sleeping, he acted “without the caution and circumspection required”. During rehearsals for a series of return concerts planned in London, England last year, the entertainer had employed the doctor to be his personal physician for the spring. If convicted of the charges, Dr. Murray could be imprisoned for up to four years.

According to Ed Chernoff, Dr. Murray’s lawyer, he will not plead guilty. Speaking on Monday, before the charge was filed, Chernoff stated: “We’ll make bail, we’ll plead not guilty and we’ll fight like hell.” The coroner’s office in Los Angeles, California, US reported that the death of Michael Jackson was a homicide, with the cause being an overdose of sedatives.

Conductor Jeffrey Tate dies aged 74

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Conductor Sir Jeffrey Tate died on Friday. He was born on April 28, 1943 in Salisbury, England with spina bfida and kyphosis.

Tate moved with his family to Farnham, Surrey and attended school there. Despite his disabilities, he achieved a four-decade career conducting operatic and symphonic music, following a medical degree from Cambridge and medical residency at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. He began in London Opera Centre with a scholarship and was a at Royal Opera House répétiteur in 1971.

He recorded ten complete operas with director Georg Solti. He also assisted Pierre Boulez with Der Ring des Nibelungen at Bayreuth in 1976, and later conducted the complete Ring himself more than twenty times, and the complete Lulu on its premier at the Paris Opera in 1979.

He was knighted six weeks before his death, for his services to music, as part of the 2017 New Year Honours.

He was in Lombardy, Italy when he died, reportedly in rehearsal due to a heart attack, at the age of 74.

Luxury Accommodation In Byron Bay

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Luxury accommodation in Byron Bay



A Byron Experience at Byron Bay accommodation at its exclusive best at affordable prices and provide me the real luxury feel. Byron Bay is situated at the eastern most point of Australia s mainland on the New South Wales north coast. Byron Bay has a subtropical climate all year with the cooling coastal winds in summer a relief. Cape Byron is a 107 meter high rocky promontory at Australia s most eastern point, and experience of beach-oriented activities and other sporting adventures at the Byron Bay accommodation was awesome. Byron Bay accommodation was feeling like paradise on earth. There are bus trips arranged by Byron Bay accommodation and walks to rainforest, waterfalls, climbing locations as well as more culture-based tours involving art and craft galleries. Musical and performance related events and venues, from the internationally famous Blues Festival and Splendor in the Grass, to local concerts and performances, plus a plethora of do-it-yourself opportunities. Byron Bay accommodation provides full entertainment to enjoy my holidays. Unique and well known for the tranquil ambience and breath taking views, Byron Bay accommodation ensure an excellent stay. Byron Bay accommodation Capturing fantastic views of the Byron Bay, the villas offer marble bathrooms, outdoor shower, DVD player and internet. Byron Bay Accommodation is affordable to those who love natural beauty. Byron Bay holiday house, hotels, motels and resorts are very popular with visitors, especially those with extra features like heated swimming pools, onsite spas and close proximity to main beach. Byron Bay holiday house offers an unparalleled atmosphere for the discerning traveler. Reservations at Byron Bay holiday house & Spa Byron Bay are simple via our secure online booking form. Just enter your desired dates and submit. You do not need to take any more tension for the reservation. Byron Bay holiday house provides best place for the swimming and surfing. Byron Bay holiday house well known for its surf,with the waves being regarded as some of the finest in all of Australia. Body boarding is also popular, along with scuba diving and snorkeling. All rooms are simple but clean and very well appointed. Byron Bay holiday house offers fantastic value for money. Byron Bay holiday house is equipped with its own balcony where you can lay back, watch the clouds and enjoy the beautiful salt water pool. Byron Bay holiday house provide you the best privacy, luxurious features and facilities like private heated spa Tropical garden shower and features a private outdoor shower, Balinese Day Bed, Heated marble floors for the cooler months, Yoga classes, massage facility etc. Byron Bay holiday house is the best option for all type of peoples. At Byron Bay holiday house guests can bask at the sundeck, take a refreshing swim in the pool, enjoy a friendly match at the tennis court, or take an easy stroll to the beach. You can enjoy at cafes, Beech and at tennis court. Byron Bay holiday house is the best option to idyllic escape from the chaos of the city. Byron Bay holiday house beaches are only a short distance away from the chaos of the city and spas are conveniently close by where you can receive even more pampering on your luxury getaway.

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Law firm tries to ban new book by Cambridge Press

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Schillings law firm in the United Kingdom, has attempted to remove certain content from an upcoming book by former Ambassador to the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan, Craig Murray. Schillings, a company which, according to Wikileaks, contains “well known UK censorship lawyers,” sent a letter to Cambridge University Press threatening libel action if the content is not removed from Murray’s book, The Catholic Orangemen of Togo, before publication.

According to Schilling, they sent the letter on behalf of ” Lieutenant-Colonel Tim Spicer […], C.E.O. of Aegis Defence Services Limited.”

“We have reason to believe that the Book may contain serious, untrue and damaging defamatory allegations about our client,” stated the letter. “Any widespread publication of the Book containing defamatory allegations concerning our client would be deeply damaging to our client’s personal and professional reputations and would cause him profound distress and anxiety. We remind you that you would be responsible for that damage and any subsequent republication of the allegations. We also put you on notice that you will be liable for any special damage or loss suffered by our client as a result of the Book and we reserve all our client’s rights in this regard.”

Speaking to Wikileaks, Murray responded to these claims by saying that there is “yet more depressing correspondence with my publisher today — it really is getting me down.”

“The publisher has an understandable fear of facing malicious and extremely expensive litigation under British libel laws, which exist to protect the reputations of the wealthy and the powerful,” continued the former ambassador, explaining the issue. “As my entire purpose is to expose unsavory truths about the wealthy and the powerful, I really do not see how we are going to solve this.”

Wikinews also spoke exclusively to Craig Murray on this issue. He made the following comments:

Libel law in the UK is notoriously used as a tool for the wealthy to suppress the truth. There is no access to justice because ordinary people cannot, and publishers will not, afford the huge legal bills involved in defending a libel case.

I have received no libel threats at all. Rather Schillings, acting on behalf of mercenary commander Tim Spicer, have threatened my publisher directly. In consequence my publisher has insisted not only that I remove vital facts from the book, but is attempting to insist that I include views and opinions which are not my own, and facts which are untrue, in the interest of “balance”.

The extraordinary thing is that the book is a memoir, and the large majority of things the publisher wishes me to exclude under legal pressure are things I was an eye witness to or even did myself. There is no protection at all for freedom of speech in the UK — the concept does not de facto exist in law here.

Historic Birmingham pub destroyed in Arson attack

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The Dubliner, a famous Irish pub in the Digbeth area of Birmingham, has been destroyed by a fire that was started around 4.30am on the 26th July 2006, apparently deliberately.

Reports indicate between 100 and 120 firefighters were tackling the blaze at its height. There was also an explosion reported at the site.

12 people were staying overnight at the pub, all of them managed to escape the fire, although one man had to be treated for smoke inhalation.