Tributes paid to the victims of the July 7 2005 London bombings

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Tributes paid to the victims of the July 7 2005 London bombings

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A permanent memorial for the victims of the July 7, 2005 London bombings has been unveiled in Hyde Park, London, England. Today is the fourth anniversary of the bombings, when 52 people were killed by suicide bombers on board three Underground trains and a bus.

52 stainless steel columns standing 3.5m (11.5ft) tall were inaugurated in the presence of Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Bowles, Prime Minister Gordon Brown, London Mayor Boris Johnson and Minister for London, Tessa Jowell.

Each column represented “a unique person and a unique grief” according to the Minister for London.

Jowell continued, “Each one casts a shadow just as they do – each one standing tall and proud just as they did, and each one will in an individual way absorb and reflect light just as they did.”

A 1.4 tonne stainless steel plaque with the names of the people killed was also unveiled.

Prince Charles laid a wreath on behalf of the nation. The Duchess of Cornwall left a floral tribute for the families of the victims.

The families themselves laid roses and then met the prince and the duchess.

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The Next Consortium of ITRI launches ‘RoboScooter’

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The Next Consortium of ITRI launches ‘RoboScooter’

July 26, 2017 · Filed under Uncategorized

Sunday, May 11, 2008

At the Pavilion of Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium during the AutoTronics Taipei 2008, in Taipei Time, the Next Consortium of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) unveiled a brand-new environmental-concept vehicle named “RoboScooter”. It was jointly designed by the Creativity Lab of ITRI, SYM Motors, and the Media Lab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This announcement was approved by industrial, governmental, and academical executives, but not just in Taiwan.

The ability for R&D to manufacture the electronic vehicles and bicycles was concerning to several automobile-related industries. There was concern not only from several trade shows, but also international competitions related to the design after winning several prizes back in Taiwan to establish the industrial position and brand image of “Made in Taiwan”. Since several industries like automobile are transformed to high-value industries, “creativity” progressively became a key element before unveiling any new products.

As of this sector, Wen-jean Hsueh (ITRI Creativity Lab General Director) hoped companies could do proper transformations on its R&D nature from “Made in Taiwan” to “Created in Taiwan” for best practice. This not only echoed “OBM” theory discussed at 2007 Taiwan Brands’ Trend Forum but also blended with a key element of production – “creativity”.

On the other side of SYM Motors, to solve the transportation problem for TWTC Nangang, SYM Motors Taiwan imported manufacturing technology from Kinglong Bus Co., Ltd. to manufacture several 4th-cycle low floor buses and sell them to Chung-hsing Bus Co., Ltd. and Kwang-huang Bus Co., Ltd. In this launch, the SYM Motors Taiwan hope this vehicle is energy-efficiency, easily-parked, and has creative functions which can improve the transportation habits of individuals.

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Object that fell through roof of New Jersey home not a meteorite

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Object that fell through roof of New Jersey home not a meteorite

July 25, 2017 · Filed under Uncategorized

Saturday, May 12, 2007

An object that fell through the roof of a New Jersey home in January was not a meteorite, according to Jeremy Delaney, a geologist at Rutgers University. Instead, it appears the object was space junk or orbital debris.

“Basically, it’s a piece of stainless steel. There’s huge amounts of material that have been left by the various space programs of the world,” said Delaney.

The meteorite shaped object was not from a naturally occurring substance and had a silver like reflection. It weighed about the same as a small can of soup, 13 ounces (about 370 grams), but was no bigger than a golf ball.

Earlier during the incident, scientists from Rutgers examined the object visually along with police who were at the scene, and determined it was a meteorite. But further tests by geologists confirmed that it was not a meteorite, but probably a metal piece from a rocket or satellite. They had earlier thought it was made of iron.

“That’s the nature of science. If the conclusion from the test says it’s not a meteorite, then it’s not a meteorite. We have to move forward,” said Srinivasan Nageswaran, a member of the family that found the object.

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July 24, 2017 · Filed under Outdoor Furniture

How to Design Wall Hanging Quilts

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Merlina Naldo

Do you like to decorate your rooms to increase beauty of rooms? If so, you should choose handcrafted wall hanging quilts for decorating the walls of your bedrooms, lounges, and living rooms. You can also make handcrafted hanging tapestries to accentuate the interior beauty of your bedroom. At the same time, if you find it difficult to buy well fitted fabric wall hanging quilts which can be used to decorate walls of rooms, you can try designing a quilt on your own.

To design handcrafted quilts for your wall hanging, you will have to arrange different types of tools and materials. You must gather scrap loose fabric, threads for stitching seams and texture of the fabric cloth, needle, batten, scissors, pins, and backing fabric sheets. You must abide by every step very carefully while designing hand crafted wall hanging tapestry/comforter. Generally, the standard size of a wall hanging quilt is around 27 inches by 27 inches. However, if you like to make a quilt for decorating walls independently, you can change the pattern and size of your comforter as per your wish.

At first, you need to wash fabric sheets so that there is no patch/dark spot on the top side of the quilt. The backing fabric is the plain cloth which insulates the backside of the comforter/quilt. You should stitch this plain backing fabric sheet properly to the piece of comforter for extra protection. It actually protects the surface of the quilt from dust, rust, dampness, and moisture. Secondly, you’ll have to opt for rotary cutter/ batten for fixing woofs, and scissors.

Then with the help of rotary cutting machine, you can reshape scrape fabric by trimming edges and seam lines of the fabric sheets.

At third step, you will have to make arrangement for block designs. Usually a wall hanging tapestry is replete with 9 blocks in different sizes and colors. You will have to measure perfectly by outlining diagrams on the plain paper. Properly sizeable blocks need to be drawn accurately so that your wall hanging comforters/quilts will be made more attractive and presentable.

You should emboss the blocks on the texture of fabric cloth perfectly. The contour of the four square of the block should be stitched properly via needlework. Every block needs to be fixed to the surface of the fabric sheet in organized way. Block sewing needs to be done carefully to avoid improper block designing. You can also insert an extra seam or double platted fabric sheet in between top quilt sheet and backing fabric cloth. This will act as a fixture to tighten two joints in more accurate way. Borderline of the quilted blocks should be pinned properly and systematically.

After completing needlework, you will have to check whether there are any loose loop, scratch, defects, and unfitted loose fabric seam in the tapestry/quilt. If you find any loose thread or defect in the comforter, you will have to cut or trim that outgrowth which will spoil the aesthete of the wall hanging quilt.

Handcrafted wall hanging quilts are also found in online quilt shops. You can get cost-effective and attractive wall hanging tapestries in these quilt shops. Check the different sites to gather relevant information about the wall hanging quilts which will certainly enhance the overall aesthete of your bedroom, lounge, or living room.

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British TV presenter Rico Daniels tells Wikinews about being ‘The Salvager’

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British TV presenter Rico Daniels tells Wikinews about being ‘The Salvager’

July 24, 2017 · Filed under Uncategorized

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rico Daniels is a British TV presenter living in France who is known for his two television series — The Salvager — whilst he still lived in the UK and then Le Salvager after he moved to France. Rico has been in a variety of jobs but his passion is now his profession – he turns unwanted ‘junk’ into unusual pieces of furniture. Rico’s creations and the methods used to fabricate them are the subject of the Salvager shows.

Rico spoke to Wikinews in January about his inspiration and early life, future plans, other hobbies and more. Read on for the full exclusive interview, published for the first time:

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New industrial area to be created in Arad county, Romania

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New industrial area to be created in Arad county, Romania

July 24, 2017 · Filed under Uncategorized

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 The local government of Arad County in western Romania today launched a project calling for the creation of a new industrial area in the commune of Zimandul Nou. They have already allocated 0.3 km² for this project, with more land being expected to be allocated for the industrial precinct.

The president of Arad Couty Council, Iosif Matula, says that the labour force in the area is qualified in industrial occupations, especially in the fields of textiles, furniture, electronics and tools industries. The site also already has all the necessary infrastructure, such as gas, access to sewage and a water purifying facility.

The industrial area will be located on the outskirts of the Zimandul Nou commune, which is a fairly small, rural town. The proposed Zimandul Nou industrial area is one of the latest development projects by the Arad County Council, which has, since a few years ago, embarked on a fairly wide-ranging project of attracting foreign investment and developing further industry in rural areas.

The county capital, Arad, with a population of nearly 190,000, is one of Romania’s largest industrial centres and is a major centre for foreign investment, but the county council would like to see more industry heading to the rural areas. The Zimandul Nou precinct will be the eighth industrial zone in a formerly-rural area in the county. The other seven areas have already attracted combined foreign investments of over 120 million euro.

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Elder Abuse, Alzheimers And Our Aging Population}

July 21, 2017 · Filed under Skin Treatment

Submitted by: Roni Weisberg-Ross

While taken seriously enough to be a legally reportable offense categorized alongside child abuse as either a misdemeanor or a felony – elder abuse does not seem to be taken as seriously by the public. Perhaps elders do not appear to be as helpless as children, but many times they are. And if helplessness is the yardstick, how does it account for the fact that domestic violence, which is not legally reportable, arouses more consternation and receives more attention and media coverage. Perhaps its because of national neglect in respecting, supporting and caring for elders in general. Whatever the explanation, elder abuse is on the rise and in the coming years will become pervasive due to an exploding elder population and the simultaneous increase in Alzheimers a disease that ravages the mind and turns elders into confused, unruly and dependent children.

What constitutes Elder Abuse? It is the physical, sexual, emotional and/or financial abuse of older people (over 65 years), usually by family members or caretakers. Abuse occurs in both isolated settings and in nursing institutions by staff members. Whether the behavior is termed abusive, neglectful or exploitative will probably depend on how frequently the mistreatment occurs, its duration, severity and consequences. (World Report on Violence and Health) It can happen for a variety of reasons a debilitating physical or mental illness and/or unwanted long term proximity to the elder which wears down the family member or caretaker as well as greed, anger or money problems in the case of financial abuse. It is a growing problem presently affecting hundreds of thousands of elderly people in the United States, yet it is estimated that only one out of 14 incidents are reported.

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In 2010, the eldest baby boomers turned 65. During the next 30 years this population one of the largest segments of our society – is on track to live longer and more than double the cases of Alzheimers disease in the U.S. An estimated 10 million American baby boomers will develop Alzheimers in their lifetime placing enormous strains on the U.S. health-care system and the already overburdened network of caregivers, a new report predicts. (Washington Post, 3/18/2008) Presently, there are 5 million Americans living with the disease not all of them elders. With this statistic in mind, elder abuse will increase exponentially. Why? Because people afflicted with this disease are difficult to take care of and easy to exploit.

A recent article in the New York Times entitled The Financial Time Bomb of Longer Lives focused on age related expenditures by government. The demographic shift that is taking place for the first time in history, people aged 65 and over are about to outnumber children under 5 means that this group is likely to shape the future of our national economic health and financial policies. Having to care for and support our elder family members will impact health care, housing, jobs, business policies, retirement and retirement funding, environmental issues and education. We will no longer be able to ignore this population. We are going to have to take them very seriously and begin to adjust our institutions or we will drown under the enormous economic and emotional burden they create. To begin with, we need to make psychological shifts so that elders are no longer perceived as a burden and potential debt load but as viable, valuable individuals with a lifetime of experience and wisdom to offer. This attitude adjustment will have the added benefit of reducing elder abuse.

To address the impact in more tangible ways we have to take a look at the institutions presently in place and begin to alter them so that they will more effectively accommodate this population. Health care, residential centers, community services, support groups, non-profit and private sector jobs, and education for caretakers to stem elder abuse are all areas where attention, growth and transformation are required. We can no longer stick our heads in the sand and continue to view elders needs as a personal problem confined to their immediate family. They are a significant part of our society. They are living longer, growing larger and the concurrent health and financial problems are looming – threatening to unravel our social fabric.

Roni Weisberg-Ross LMFT

2011

About the Author: West Los Angeles based psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of sexual abuse, emotional abuse, clinical depression and social anxiety

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Guide To Sailing Charter In Croatia}

July 15, 2017 · Filed under Transport Logistics

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Traveling in a charter ship across the coastline of Croatia can be a wonderful experience. The tourism industry of the country got a great development and it got flagged just because of the yachting and cruising industry of Croatia. With more than 3000 miles of coastline and 1180 islands, one can easily image the grandeur that can be brought from the country. People visiting this part of the world arrives with a view to get a look at the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas.

There are firms operating btutleie i kroatia, which means charter in Croatia and if you are intending to sail to the southern regions of this island, the place to start is the Port of Dubrovnik. It is one of the most visited attractions on this island and particularly people with great interest towards yachting should not miss the opportunity to visit this place at least once in their lifetime. The city of Dubrovnik is also the cultural center as it has remarkable old-fashioned convents, historic rector palace and medieval urban walls.

In addition to Dubrovnik, sailing trip to this island includes the other ports like Marina, Rovinj, Porec, Kastela, Biograd, Pula, Split, Vodice, Baska Voda and Zadar. If you wish to sail around the Saint Nicholas Island, Porec is the best harbor to start your journey. The hottest month in this region is August, while the coldest is January. Also, the sea has moderate temperature and people will not experience too much hot or cold.

Sailing trips in this island are offered by the operators all round the year and typically they will be operated all 365 days in a year. But, you can opt for btutleie i kroatia from the months of April to October and during this period, you can enjoy a calm weather condition. There are chances of a slight rain shower during this season. As it is a large island, you will not feel satisfied with just a single visit to this island and once you spend a single vacation, you will feel like visiting this place for each and every vacation to spend some quality time around the waters along with your family members.

When the right yacht operating firm is selected, you can make your trip to Croatia to be an unforgettable experience for several years to come. An internet search can be helpful to you in this respect. But, you should be cautious about the selection of the right firm.Traveling in a charter ship across the coastline of Croatia can be a wonderful experience.

The tourism industry of the country got a great development and it got flagged just because of the yachting and cruising industry of Croatia. With more than 3000 miles of coastline and 1180 islands, one can easily image the grandeur that can be brought from the country. People visiting this part of the world arrives with a view to get a look at the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas.

There are firms operating btutleie i kroatia, which means charter in Croatia and if you are intending to sail to the southern regions of this island, the place to start is the Port of Dubrovnik. It is one of the most visited attractions on this island and particularly people with great interest towards yachting should not miss the opportunity to visit this place at least once in their lifetime. The city of Dubrovnik is also the cultural center as it has remarkable old-fashioned convents, historic rector palace and medieval urban walls.

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Wikinews interviews organiser of New Zealand’s Rock2Wgtn festival Phil Sprey

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Wikinews interviews organiser of New Zealand’s Rock2Wgtn festival Phil Sprey

July 15, 2017 · Filed under Uncategorized

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Across Easter weekend Wellington, New Zealand was host to Rock2Wgtn, an international two-day hard rock festival. Large crowds showed up at Westpac Stadium to see the various acts. The world has never seen an event of this kind before.

Day one featured three theatrical acts. Finnish band Lordi, known for their monster costumes, opened the night. They were followed by the US shock rocker Alice Cooper, whose themed set included the horror theatrics regularly associated with him and a hanging stunt he recently restarted after a gallows collapse nearly killed him two decades ago. The night was headlined by the distinctively costumed band KISS, complete with their famed black-and-white makeup.

The first major act on the stage on day two was the American hard rock/glam metal band Poison. After Poison, British act Whitesnake took to the stage and performed their set to the crowd. British-born American rocker Ozzy Osbourne, who, as well as a solo career, fronts the world-famous Black Sabbath, was the second night’s headline act.

The festival’s entertainment did not stop at the six main acts. There was also support performances from three New Zealand bands – The Symphony of Screams, The Valves and Sonic Altar. Their sets were accompanied by a special effects package from award-winning studio Weta Workshops, who are known for their work on movies such as The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. This came in the form of ‘Drusila the Dragon’, which rose up to a height of six foot and wigspan and moved for the audience, shining lasers from its eyes and breathing red smoke. Flame Fire Productions were hired to put on a fire show featuring several dancers alongside the performers. Also performing were six local guitarists and a group of ‘zombie‘ cheerleaders.

Despite the crowds that flocked to the event, however, it has recently become apparent that financial trouble has hit the festival. Although figures remain to be confirmed, an estimated NZ$750,000 has been lost.

Wikinews secured an exclusive interview with Phil Sprey of Capital C Concerts, who organised the festival. The entire interview is now available below.

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News briefs:July 30, 2010

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July 15, 2017 · Filed under Uncategorized

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