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Woman returns home with Christmas turkey, a month after setting out

Woman returns home with Christmas turkey, a month after setting out

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Scottish woman who set out before Christmas to purchase a turkey finally made it home on Monday, after being cut off by snow for a month. Kay Ure left the Lighthouse Keeper’s cottage on Cape Wrath, at the very northwest tip of Great Britain, in December. She was heading to Inverness on a shopping trip.

However on her return journey heavy snow and ice prevented her husband, John, from travelling the last 11 miles to pick her up. She was forced to wait a month in a friend’s caravan, before the weather improved and the couple could finally be reunited.

They were separated not just for Christmas and New Year, but also for Mr Ure’s 58th birthday. With no fresh supplies, he was reduced to celebrating with a tin of baked beans. He also ran out of coal, and had to feed the couple’s six springer spaniels on emergency army rations.

“It’s the first time we’ve been separated”, said Mr Ure in December. “We’ve been snowed in here for three weeks before, so we are well used to it and it’s quite nice to get a bit of peace and quiet.”

What Are Wealth Management Experts?}

What are Wealth Management Experts?


Katrina Wagner

The history of the modern world is rife with rags to riches then back to rags stories. People who amassed great fortunes only to see them lost through mismanagement. One of the most recent and certainly the most colorful has to be acclaimed rap artist MC Hammer. A self made man who started out with nothing on the rough streets of Oakland California.

He dominated the music charts through a good portion of the 1980s and along the way earned some twenty million dollars in the process. Today he is admittedly broke. No divorce, no personal catastrophe. He only has himself to blame and he’s a shining example of the fact that the ability to accumulate wealth does not necessarily equate to ones ability to manage it.

His and other similar stories serve to point up the fact that wealth management and financial planning are imperative to the success of any business. Hence; it should come as no surprise that the demand for qualified Wealth Management Experts is on the rise and India it turns out has answered that call by opening more institutes that offer advanced financial planning degrees.

A (Certified Financial Planner) or what is also commonly referred to as a (CFP), will have completed the following: A bachelors degree, accompanied by the completion of additional training programs that cover relevant topics. All this, followed by the successful completion of a ten hour exam.

A (Certified Public Accountant) or (CPA) is quite often thought of as being best suited for tax issues but they function on several other levels as well. This can and often does include the day to day management of businesses or persons financial affairs. In the UK, the most reputable CPAs are registered with the ACPA and have completed all required course work and licensing requirements.

A (Personal Finance Specialist) or (PFS) is an advanced level of certification that can be attained by a CPA. To do so one must have a minimum of 3,000 hours of verifiable professional work experience. One must also have successfully completed all additional required course work and finally pass a required exam.

The reason for these post graduate study and certification requirements is that the actual eligibility requirements for pursuing an advanced degree in financial planning and wealth management are in fact quite lenient. This means that pretty much any four year graduate from any discipline or study genre is eligible.

The demand for of wealth management experts only continues to be driven by the financial difficulties being experienced by more governments around the globe. Governments that look to tightening tax codes as a means of increasing revenues. This combined with trends towards globalization in pretty much all genres of business enterprise.

Chesterton House Financial Planning Ltd is one of the leading independent planning firms in the UK. Visit the website for more details.

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Eurovision ’73 winner Anne Marie David discusses her four-decade career and the Contest, past and present

Eurovision ’73 winner Anne Marie David discusses her four-decade career and the Contest, past and present

Monday, February 16, 2009

In the 1970s, she was one of the most popular female vocalists in France, and became well-known internationally. Anne Marie David, from Arles in the south of France, parlayed her initial success from playing Mary Magdalene in the French production of Jesus Christ Superstar into taking home the “grand prix” at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1973. Her winning song, “Tu te reconnaĆ®tras” (You will recognize yourself), became a Europe-wide hit that spring.

At the height of her popularity, David perfomed world tours, and even lived abroad in Turkey for a time. In 1979, she tried once again to win the Eurovision, and placed a respectable third. Her song “Je suis l’enfant soleil” (I’m a child of the sun) became similarly popular across France and in the Francophone nations.

As time went on, however, her place in the French music scene became less certain. Touring the world had taken a personal toll, and David decided to retire from music completely in 1987. However, with the help of her fan base, she was coaxed out of retirement in 2003 and is returning to a part of her life that she tried to leave, but never left her. Celebrating four decades in the music scene, David is looking forward to adventurous new projects and a newfound zest for life.

Anne Marie David corresponded with Wikinews’ Mike Halterman about her eventful career, her personal anecdotes regarding living abroad, her successes in past Eurovision contests and her grievances with the way the show is produced today. This is the second in a series of interviews with past Eurovision contestants, which will be published sporadically in the lead-up to mid-May’s next contest in Moscow.

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The Uses Of Granite Stone For Construction Purpose

Granite is turning out to be the most utilized natural stone in construction; it is used in constructing slabs, flooring, countertops, etc. those seeking to build a house are quite familiar with granite and it special properties.

As compared to other tiles Granite tiles & Granite floor tiles are considered a better option. Today you can find an Indian Granite Supplier onlineproviding you the best quality Granite at affordable ranges. Granite Stone Exporters and Granite Manufacturers in India export top quality natural stones to customers round the world.

Analyzing the physical properties of granite, its texture is grainy and comes is many colors including peachy pink and dull gray. It is porous, however this does not mean that granite stone is very hard to clean, you can seal granite layer using a ‘sealer’; this factor makes granite surface popular in kitchen as a result granite slabs as well as kitchen counterparts are quite popular. Granite is not scratched easily thus you do not need to worry about knifes scratching your granite surface.

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Granite is regarded as igneous rock; it is quite durable and as a result it is used widely in various domains. Granite rock is quite resistant to heat and has good stress bearing abilities. Moreover the patterns and designs granite comes in are very elegant and pleasing colors.

The various forms in which granite comes in are:

Building Stone: Granite can be utilized as a major building material for the construction of houses as well as buildings. This use of granite is because it has a hard texture and high durability; granite forms the basis as a major construction material in the modern day homes. Large number of Granite Supplier are available you can search the same online by typing “Granite Stone Exporters” and “Granite Manufacturers”.

Countertops: The granite countertops are preferred mainly because of their look and elegance. The existence of granite countertops can brighten up your kitchen or room and lift up the home appearance.

Paving Stone: Granite nowadays is becoming popular as a good quality paving stone material. Granite is used widely in building walkways, drives ways, etc.

Floor Tiles & Wall PanelsGranite Stone Exporters facilitate granite for adorning the look of bathrooms as well as kitchens. These granite floor tiles can lift up the appearance of any dull looking bathroom or kitchen.

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Alex John works with Akar Marble Industries that exports exclusive range of Granite, Slate stone, sandstone slabs, Bidasar, Stone Fire Place, Quartzite, natural stone flooring. Akar Marble Industries is a famous Granite Stone Exporters and Natural Stones Suppliers.Author: Alex John

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India doubles Commonwealth Games budget

India doubles Commonwealth Games budget

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Indian government has raised the budget of the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games from Rs. 767 crore ($163 million) to Rs. 1,620 crore ($344 million). The decision was made at a meeting of the cabinet led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.

Ambika Soni, the Information and Broadcasting Minister stated, “The cabinet approved the proposal of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for providing a revised budget of Rs. 1,620 crore, as loan to the Organising Committee (OC) of the Commonwealth Games, 2010, at the prevailing government rate of interest.”

According to the Minister, the organizing board hoped that to generate a net income of approximately Rs. 1,708 crore.

“The components of rent for organising headquarters, technology which were practically nil in the initial budget, are now around Rs. 175 crore and Rs. 200 crore respectively. These have also contributed substantially to the (budget) increase”, said the Minister when asked about the reason for the hike. Sponsorships, TV rights and ticketing were other factors influencing the change.

Alongside this, the Queen’s Baton Relay will now encompass all the 70 Commonwealth Games Association nations.

In the international leg, the number of days has been increased to 240 from the previously approved 136 days while on the domestic leg, there has been an increase from 60 days to 100 days.

“The number of volunteers has also gone up to nearly 30,000 and hence the cost of accreditation, catering, uniform, on this account has increased,” said Soni.

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Suicide bomb kills at least twenty in northwestern Pakistan

Suicide bomb kills at least twenty in northwestern Pakistan

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Local police have reported that a suicide bomber has killed at least twenty people and injured a further thirteen after attacking a military convoy close to the tribal Orakzai region of northwestern Pakistan. The attack happened close to a checkpoint in the city of Kohat on Saturday.

The incident occurred at 16:10 local time (10:10 GMT). “The bomber was driving a pick-up truck which he rammed into a convoy passing by a security checkpost,” said senior police officer Fareed Khan. “At the moment, I can say at least 20 people, including soldiers and policemen, were killed.” He added that two civilians and eighteen security personnel were among the killed, and the number of casualties would possible increase, as seven of those wounded were in critical condition.

The explosion was powerful enough to have damaged ten vehicles of the army convoy, as well as a police van stationed near the post.

Yousuf Raza Gilani, the prime minister of Pakistan, denounced the attack, describing it as “cowardly act of terrorism”. He pledged that he would use an “iron hand” against insurgents.

A spokesman for Baitullah Mehsud, the chief of the Taliban, said by telephone to news agencies that rebels will continue to attack the security forces.

“It was retaliation for the US drone strikes and security forces will have to see more attacks because our people have suffered many losses in the missile attacks,” the spokesman stated.

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Rare Middle East cyclone batters Oman

Rare Middle East cyclone batters Oman

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Tropical Storm Gonu headed toward Iran today, after lashing Oman for two days with high winds and torrential rains, and causing at least 23 deaths and the evacuation of more than 20,000 people to emergency shelters. Concern was high for the oil industry, as rough seas kept tankers from leaving their ports.

Such storms are rare in the Middle East. Early today, Gonu was weakening and was downgraded to a tropical storm. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center projected the storm to continue weakening as it made landfall on Iran’s southeastern coast. Offshore Iranian oil installations were expected to be spared, officials said.

In the Omani capital, Muscat yesterday, there were torrential rains and howling winds, a rarity in the quiet coastal city. Streets were flooded and emergency vehicles were useless. Flights were canceled at Oman’s Seeb International Airport.

Twenty-three deaths were reported by Omani authorities today. Electricity and phone lines were out and roads flooded. Police said a body washed ashore in Sur. There were also reports of people trapped in homes in low-lying areas of the capital.

Authorities used mobile-phone text messages to warn people away from dangerous areas. Residents were warned to stay at home, or seek shelter in buildings that could withstand the harsh weather.

Shareefa bint Khalfan, Omani minister of social development, said more than 20,000 people were evacuated to government shelters.

At Oman’s weather center, where records have been kept since 1890, metorologists said Gonu was likely the strongest storm to hit Oman since 1977. Milder tropical storms are common mid-May to late June.

In Iran, hundreds of residents of Chabahr, a port on the Gulf of Oman, were evacuated.

“University and school students were moved to higher ground in the area to avoid the cyclone effects,” Hojjat Ali Shayanfar, head of emergency services in Sistan Baluchistan province, was quoted as saying by the Associated Press.

Some major roads were flooded in southeastern Iran. In the port city of Bandar Abbas, winds shattered windows and knocked down billboards & trees.

Oman has relatively small oil fields, and there was little damage to them. But oil exports were cut off, as the raging seas kept tankers battened down in port for a third day today. To the north, at the world’s third-largest shipping fuel center in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, all refueling and supply operations were suspended, and ships were kept in their berths. At the entrance to the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz, ships passed through, despite four- to six-foot swells and strong winds. About one-fifth of the world’s oil passes through this narrow chokepoint.

Iran, OPEC’s No. 2 oil exporter, said the storm would not disrupt supplies because its main terminals were inside the Gulf waterway. Analysts were mixed on how the storm will affect prices at the gas pump.

“About 17-21 million barrels a day of oil are coming out of the Persian Gulf. Even if only some of the tankers are delayed, that could reduce the supply of oil and increase prices,” Manouchehr Takin, at the Center for Global Energy Studies in London, was quoted as saying by the Associated Press.

But Tim Evans, an analyst at Citigroup Global Markets, said while the storm may delay oil tankers, they will eventually get to their destinations, so prices shouldn’t be affected too drastically.

Oil prices rose US$0.25 to $65.86 a barrel in midday trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

At its peak, Tropical Cyclone Gonu, named for a bag of palm leaves in the language of the Maldives, reached sustained winds of 240 kilometers an hour (149 miles per hour) . By early today, winds were around 83 km/h, and it was expect to keep weakening.

The storm is believed to be the strongest cyclone to hit the Arabian Peninsula since record-keeping started in 1945, and was tied for the strongest tropical cyclone in the northern Indian Ocean, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

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Canadian Prime Minister Harper plays small role in television show Corner Gas

Canadian Prime Minister Harper plays small role in television show Corner Gas

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Tuesday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was filming a cameo appearance on the popular sitcom Corner Gas. Corner Gas is filmed about 40 km south of Regina in the tiny farming community of Rouleau.

Harper was filmed in a scene where he was surrounded by a large group of actors playing reporters and photographers. After completing the scene, he got back into his car and a motorcade left the town, which is called Dog River on the show.

“We can’t say much about cameo appearances, because they’re supposed to be a surprise for the viewers, but yes, there was press scrum,” Corner Gas executive producer Virginia Thompson said. “That’s all I can reveal.” “It works well for the show, actually … We were told by the Prime Minister’s Office that he had a sense of humour, but we thought we would wait and see and sure enough, yeah, he delivered.”

When Paul Martin was the leader of the government, he had a cameo on the show last season. Saskatchewan Premier Lorne Calvert has also made an appearance on the show last season.

“The prime minister was not paid for his appearance and had other reasons for coming to Saskatchewan beyond being part of the show”, said Thompson.

Reporters were kept back and not allowed to see how he performed in front of the cameras.

Harper waved goodbye to small town of Rouleau while travelling down Highway 39 away from the set after spending about 1 1/2 hours there. After, Harper planned to meet with members of his Saskatchewan caucus at a barbeque at Sherwood Forest Country Club Tuesday night. Harper is scheduled to tour the RCMP training academy in Regina today.

The episode featuring Harper will air sometime next spring.

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Wikinews interviews Steve Burke, U.S. Democratic Party presidential candidate

Wikinews interviews Steve Burke, U.S. Democratic Party presidential candidate

Sunday, December 13, 2015

This article is a featured article. It is considered one of the best works of the Wikinews community. See Wikinews:Featured articles for more information.

Macomb, New York Councilman Steve Burke took some time to speak with Wikinews about his campaign for the U.S. Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.

Burke, an insurance adjuster and farmer, was elected councilman in Brookhaven, New York in 1979. He left the town after being accused and found not guilty of bribery in the 1980s. Since 1987 he has served as Macomb councilman off-and-on and currently holds the post. From 1993 to 1996 and 1999 to 2002 he worked as chairman of the Democratic Party of St. Lawrence County, New York. Among his many political campaigns, Burke unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 1992 and recently attempted to run for U.S. Congress in 2014 but too many of his ballot petition signatures were found invalid. Burke filed with the Federal Election Commission to run for president in the 2016 election on September 18, 2015 and has qualified for the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire Primary.

With Wikinews reporter William S. Saturn?, Burke discusses his political background, his 2016 presidential campaign, and his policy proposals.

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