Saturday, May 15, 2010

On Friday morning, Student’s Day was celebrated in the most schools across Chile. Student’s Day was created in May 11, 1990 by Chile’s Ministry of Education. The same day, the Supreme Decree N° 524 was validated, whereby also authorized the functioning of Student’s Centres in the High Education schools.

At Colegio Preciosa Sangre, Pichilemu celebration started at 8:30 AM local time (1230 UTC). Students, grouped by grade, shared a cup of milk and sandwiches. Competitions and games were originally planned to take place in the school’s yard, but due to adverse weather, these were moved to an old, large room. The school was split into two teams, Roja (red) and Verde (green). The event was organized by Nicole Grez, Carol Piña, and Paola Sepúlveda, amidst others, and the judges included Angélica Miranda and Mother Loreto Fuentes.

The first of the activities was the performance of a Pichileminian metal band, that covered Metallica’s songs. Subsequently, started the games. The first one consisted of the imitation of a well-known musical artist. The Roja alliance prepared the imitation of Ráfaga’s Luna Luna. The Verde alliance performed a sketch with Right Said Fred’s I’m Too Sexy. Both alliances gained points for this activity.

The next activity in the morning was gymkhana, that consisted if three steps for students from first to eight grades of Basic Education:

  1. Put a thread through a needle.
  2. Eat a pear while playing with a basketball ball.
  3. Pump up and burst an inflatable globe.

From the first to fourth grades of High Education:

  1. Take out a coin from a plate full of flour.
  2. Eat a sandwich with hot chilli, and drink a glass of Coke.
  3. Put a thread through two needles. (Between this step and the fourth, they have to chew the same pear).
  4. Pump up and burst two globes.

In the group of 1st to 4th Grade (Basic), 5th to 8th Grade (Basic) and 1st to 4th Grade (High), the Verde team won.

Subsequently, some girls from the Cheer-leading team performed a dance with some teachers from the school. Later, a game of the 3-legs jump took place. It mainly consisted of: samples of well-known songs were played, when they stopped, the pairs had to jump until they reached the microphone, and sing the rest of the song. Three groups of four grades were formed, as in the gymkhana game. Each group had to listen 3 songs.

1st to 4th Grade (Basic)
  1. Mazapán – Una Cuncuna Amarilla : Draw
  2. Américo – Que Levante La Mano : Verde team won
  3. Shakira – Loba : Verde team won
5th to 8th Grade (Basic)
  1. Mazapán – Caballito Blanco : Rojo team won
  2. Sin Bandera – Suelta Mi Mano : Rojo team won
  3. DJ Méndez feat. Crossfire – Lady : Rojo team won
1st to 4th Grade (High)
  1. Los Jaivas – Mira Niñita : Rojo team won
  2. Shakira – Waka Waka (Esto es África) : Draw
  3. Wisin & Yandel – La Minifalda : Draw

Finally it was determined that the Rojo team won this game. The penultimate game took place at 12:05 local time (16:05 UTC), and it consisted of:

  1. First round: collect 15 turnkeys.
  2. Second round: collect 10 clocks.

All of this had to be done in just 30 seconds. In the first round, the Verde team collected 11 turnkeys, and the Rojo team, 10. In the second round, the Verde team collected 6 clocks, while the Rojo team, 7.

The last game was tugar tugar, which consisted of dancing known songs, including The Rickrollerz’s Never Gonna Give You Up, Cosculluela’s Prrum, Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean, Américo’s Te Vas and Chilean cuecas. After some time, the jury took out some pairs. There were six pairs, with a student from each grade. As the game came to a close, only two pairs remained. Finally, the game was won by the verde team.

Angélica Miranda and Mother Loreto Fuentes, both judges, congratulated both teams and gave the total results:

Alliance Points
Roja 8000
Verde 9250

The same Pichileminian metal band that performed at the beginning of the games, played again, as students left the building.

The Student’s Day was celebrated on Wednesday, the 12th in Los Ángeles. The teachers congratulated the students and at once, they enjoyed activities that included artistic acts, deportive activities and certainly, free food, depending on the scholar journey.

In the José Manso de Velasco School, one of the teachers disguised as Américo, and revolutionized the students. In the Liceo Comercial, they elected a Queen. The most popular took place in Sternenkinder, a special school, locally known as NEE (Necesidad Educativa Especial), that enjoyed an event prepared by a local discotheque.

In Valdivia, the Education Seremi (boss) of the Los Ríos Region, Carlos Crot, visited the students of Instituto Superior de Administración y Turismo (INSAT) while they were celebrating their day, on Wednesday, congratulating all the students of the region. The event took place in a room of the establishment. Crot was the Principal of the Institute until just some weeks ago, when he had to leave to become Seremi.

The Student’s Day was celebrated on Thursday 13, in Parral. The Mayor of the city, Israel Urrutia Escobar, managed to take a Savory and Chocapic (both part of Nestle) tent to Parral. Savory’s ice cream were given for free to people that could get in front of the Municipality building.

The activity had been repeated in other communes affected by the February 27 earthquake. Some of them are: Talcahuano, Coronel, Chillán, Talca, Constitución, and some other minor towns. More than five thousand ice creams were given. “I appreciate the companies that have came along to our call. This activity excites us and entertains not just the childs, but their parents. Today is the Student’s day and we wanted to celebrate it properly […],” said Israel Urrutia.

Students from the Santiago Urrutia Benavente School and Pablo Neruda School, ensured this was one of the best activities made in a long time, because they thought it was a fantasy that people could give ice creams to those who want and to play freely.

The Student’s Day was celebrated on Thursday 13 here, too. In many educational establishments of the city, activities were performed to celebrate this day. In Instituto Superior de Comercio, the students enjoyed a dance-tón (bailetón), El Pingüino reported. The Clerk of the Municipality of Punta Arenas, Orlando Estefó, congratulated the students, “by making history every day by day, as the main actors in the educational process.”

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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.”

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The aim of Ux design services is to improve communication. However, there is no widely accepted definition of Ux designs, but its importance is accepted wholeheartedly.

The idea behind Ux design is to make websites attractive and the whole experience delightful. The practice to create rich and interactive experience is known as Ux design, which will always be important because it defines how customers will perceive your products. But before you get overwhelmed about the tech conversations with your web designer read this article to find out whats the best way to get good Ux for your products.

What does Ux design actually do?

The easy to use Ux design actually gives value to a website. Designers and developers spare no effort to make the users answer yes to each product; this is why Ux design is considered to be the most advanced human computer intervention. To understand what it actually does, take a look at the below-mentioned examples:

For a food ordering website, a good Ux design depicts how a pizza looks, feels, smells or tastes like.

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For a lifestyle store, a product with a good Ux would generate positive emotions among users who eventually order it for their birthday, anniversary or any other occasion.

A good Ux design makes sure that the checkout process is easy and pleasant for new users.

When designers and developers delve deep into the product, the website layout and its navigation become the essential elements of Ux. With the Ux approach to take user in the account, this method helps in leaving the user pleased and adding more value to the website.

How is it different from UI design?

Ux stands for user experience design, and UI refers to user interface design. Both are user-oriented approaches and should be implemented in a close relation to each other. However, both have their different roles in the website design.

UI is all about graphics and beauty; Ux is more about technicality. Both are essential for success; you cant ignore either one of them.

Why is it important for startups and small businesses?

These days progressively complex website designs are widely favored. Thereby, to adapt the next generation technology and methodologies whilst keeping things simple for users, give importance to Ux designs. Hiring an Online Brand Reputation Management expert wont do the trick to grow faster if you havent done anything to make your users feel delighted and contended. To ensure that your users are happy, keep monitoring your brand reputation and at the same time apply Ux approach to achieve the goal quickly.

1. Ux design methods compel the analysis and optimization of customers experience. Thus a business gets to know what do they want from the products?

2. Ux designers target the enhanced performance of digital products. Thus they are involved in competitor analysis which is again useful for small businesses or startup firms.

3. On the basis of the research and analysis, a product strategy is being made to delight the customers. Thus, the multifaceted approach helps to achieve beneficial conversions.

The aim of Ux Design Services is to bridge the gap between the needs and expectations of a user and the goals of business. The complex series of prototyping, planning, testing and implementation ensures that there is a quality interaction between the business and the customer.

Ux design can be implemented for a website, a web application or desktop software. In short, the Ux design makes sure that we feel good when we interface with any kind of digital system.

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Saturday, May 14, 2005

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina —This weekend is the kick-off for two motorcycle rallies held annually in the U.S. eastern seacoast town of Myrtle Beach. Enthusiasts this year are expected to meet or exceed the 170,000 bikers that arrived last year in droves to the small resort town of 23,000. Festivities span two weeks, and extend again this year into the Memorial Day.

Leading off is the week-long Harley rally, followed by the next week’s BikeFest. In and around town, both day and night are punctured by the sounds of bike engines gunned and revved at stop lights and in parking lots. Groups of cycle riders dominate the streets.

“By Friday night, the front parking lot will be a full line of motorcycles to the corner.” said motel owner Ranjan Patel. The Super 8 motel takes up half a block at its location in the heart of the downtown motel strip. “Both sides [of Ocean Blvd] are nothing but bikes.” Both she and her co-owner husband agree, the influx of bikers dwarf in size the numbers of tourists who visit during regular summer months for ocean-side and family amusement park attractions.

The highly accesorised bikes, decked with chrome and polished to show it, flashed the townscape. Choppers made a showing, but road hogs dominated the ridership, often going twosome. Many rally goers arrived on the scene with SUV’s or big pickup trucks towing cargo trailers loaded with cycles.

Growth in the sheer size of the two rallies led police to make changes in the handling of traffic flow. During BikeFest last year, the mostly black crowd that came in on the heels of the largely white Harley rally the week earlier, were faced with confusion when the two-lane Ocean Blvd was made one-way.

A branch of the NAACP in Conway, the next town over from Myrtle Beach, alleged discrimination by Horry County and Myrtle Beach Police. They claimed authorities and police used an overwhelming and aggressive police presence, combined with a restrictive one-way traffic pattern, to intimidate and discourage the participants in the rally.

An injunction was issued earlier this week by U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten, who ruled that bikers at both rallies be treated the same. Myrtle Beach city lawyers immediately filed an appeal to the ruling at the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, saying “the trial court erroneously determined that the plaintiffs would likely succeed on the merits; that is, that the city of Myrtle Beach intentionally treats Memorial Day weekend tourists differently from others similarly situated because of their race.”

A plan to submit an opposition to the notice has already been announced by Michael Navarre, an attorney for Steptoe & Johnson, who represents the NAACP civil rights group. “We certainly don’t think the judge has ruled erroneously,” Navarre said, according to The Sun News.

Traffic control and safety measures were in full swing Friday morning on US-17. Both directions of the 4-lane divided highway south of Myrtle Beach had traffic cones and parking barriers set up to control traffic. Large flashing road signs on each side of the highway warned cars to use the passing lane. The warning sign flashed a message that the right lane was for motorcycle use only. Police monitored the pull-offs near a Harley dealer’s lot where popular attractions were set-up in the immediate vicinity.

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A cardiovascular risk factor is a factor in which the person’s exposure to this factor increases the risk of initiating a disease and/or being a victim of a cardiovascular event. All these risk factors favor the obstruction of blood vessels and are now very well-known to the medical community. To reduce one’s own risks, it is important to know and measure each risk factor through clinical examinations and biological examinations. Some are imposed upon people, like age or heredity, while others are modifiable and closely linked to each person’s lifestyles and/or related to medical care. Visiting an Emergency Clinic in Maui is crucial if a patient has a history of cardiac issues.

Among the cardiovascular risk factors, 4 are unanimously recognized today as major because they multiply the risk directly:

* Being a smoker increases the risk of infarction by 5 compared to someone who does not smoke… or one who has stopped for more than 3 years.

* Hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia are the 3 other major risk factors for which cardiac issues exist… lifestyle and dietary rules and/or drugs can lead to its elimination or, at least, decrease the severity.

Other corrective factors that are increasingly taken into account during the risk assessment and, thus, in the care strategy include:

* Abdominal obesity (abdominal perimeter> 102 cm in men and 88 cm in women);

* Physical inactivity (absence of regular physical activity, approximately 30 min, 3 times/week); and

* Excessive alcohol consumption (over 3 glasses of wine per day in men and 2 glasses per day in women).

Unfortunately, gender, age, personal and family history are among the major factors that cannot be altered. Thus, studies show that the risk is elevated in men above 50 years of age and 60 years of age in women. Similarly, things like myocardial infarctions or sudden death before the age of 55 in a father, or a first-degree male relative, should be taken into account, as well. D. Even if there are common hygiene-dietetic measures to reduce several risks at once, the clinical and biological targets to be achieved will depend on all each person’s risk factors and their general health. Visit the website for more details.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Canadian professional wrestler Chris Benoit, who performed for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), was found dead, along with his wife Nancy, 43, and their son Daniel, 7, in their home in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday. Police are calling the deaths a “double murder-suicide.”

“There are no further details at this time, other than the Benoit family residence is currently being investigated by local authorities. WWE extends its sincerest thoughts and prayers to the Benoit family’s relatives and loved ones in this time of tragedy,” said a statement posted on the WWE website.

Scott Ballard, Fayette County District Attorney, says that “the details (of the incident), when they come out, are going to prove a little bizarre.”

Fayette County Sheriff deputy Lt. Tommy Pope stated that police found the family at about 2:30 p.m. (eastern time) when the WWE called police and asked them to do a “welfare check” after friends stated that Benoit sent them “curious text messages.” It is reported that Benoit missed several meetings which prompted the call to police. Pope also stated that police were “not actively searching for any suspects outside of the house.”

In a press conference, the Sheriff’s Office released the details that Benoit’s wife and son had both died of asphyxiation. He also hinted that the wife had been bound. is reporting that Benoit strangled his wife on Friday, smothered his son on late Friday or early Saturday, and then hanged himself inside his weight room on late Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.

Benoit was scheduled to wrestle in Houston, Texas for a match at WWE’s Vengeance pay-per-view event on June 24. However, Benoit flew home due to “personal reasons,” said Jim Ross, the announcer for WWE events.

Benoit was a professional wrestler with the nickname The Canadian Crippler, who wrestled for New Japan Pro Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. His wife Nancy was known in the wrestling ring as Woman and Fallen Angel. She was a valet and manager and also wrestled for Jim Crockett Promotions, Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Canadian authorities report that a Chinese restaurant in the Chinatown area of Toronto has been closed down by the Board of Public Health for the second time yesterday after investigators saw a video and pictures of a rat in the window.

The photos were posted on websites and local TV. Witnesses around the area report that they have seen rats crossing the streets, often going in and out of the restaurant.

Jesse Ship, arts editor of Format Magazine, filmed the picture of the rat while on his way to work. “I was just walking past Happy Seven [the restaurant] today on Spadina and snagged images of a rat in the window on my cell phone, sitting right next to the health inspector sign,” he said, commenting on his find. “The restaurant wasn’t open yet.”

The video of the rat in the restaurant, which according to blogTO, is one of the most liked Chinese restaurants in Toronto, was then posted on the video sharing site Vimeo four days ago. It took a couple of days after the publication of the video to attract widespread press attention.

Until the video of the rat was made public, officials believed that the restaurant was safe, giving it a pass for food safety. The restaurant will be given permission to reopen once professionals are hired to remove the rats, and inspectors are satisfied that they have been removed.

Inspectors have closed 41 restaurants in Toronto this year, six of which have been in the same area as Happy Seven. Of the restaurants in the same area, half have been for rat problems.

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What makes a Web design company unprofessional web Design Company



When a website looks professionally designed, it is not good luck. Rather, it is the hard work of the web designer who is experienced in delivering quality design solution. Now, the bad news is most websites on the web are designed with a common aim in mind: To save on money. With this common thing in mind, people would most probably hire the services of a freelance web designer just to make sure the design works. When a site is launched, it is viewed as professional. But the issue is that a cheap web design may not be always a great web design, and a web design done just to fulfill the requirements of a client is never professional. Given below are the key decoders on what makes a web design company unprofessional web Design Company.

Inconsistent navigation: Navigation of a site determines the user friendliness. If a website is designed without keeping in mind the value of easeful navigation, chances are your target audience would never give your site a concern. People today want a website that is quick to navigate and includes every essential in the site s home page.

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Slow loading: If a website loads slowly, your target audience is likely to visit someone else s website development uk. Slow loading sites are annoying and these can kill the viewing. On the other hand, a fast loading site is easy to gain the evolving interest of people and it makes website navigation fun.

Undone linking: A website when linked well is sure to help a visitor gain maximum exposure easily, on the other hand a website filled with irrelevant links is to undermine the importance of professionalism and then it can easily compromise on the quality of a website.

Besides the above, things like opting for flash and loading a website with pictures more than content also make a site look unprofessional. To mitigate such risks, you would need the assistance of a skilled and professional web design company that has experience and has a consistent track record of serving with solutions that work. Web design services in UK can be availed from companies that offer round the hour support and do not mind doing design facelifts. The best seo company London would never focus on cheap service. Even if these do, quality of service would never be downgraded.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Former Salt Lake City mayor and human rights activist Rocky Anderson took some time to discuss his 2012 U.S. presidential campaign and the newly-created Justice Party with Wikinews reporter William S. Saturn.

Anderson served as mayor of Salt Lake City for eight years (2000–2008) as a member of the Democratic Party. During his tenure, he enacted proposals to reduce the city’s carbon emissions, reformed its criminal justice system, and positioned it as a leading sanctuary for refugees. After leaving office, Anderson grew critical of the Democratic Party’s failure to push for impeachment against President George W. Bush, and for not reversing policies on torture, taxes, and defense spending. He left the party earlier this year and announced that he would form a Third party.

Anderson officially established the Justice Party last week during a press conference in Washington D.C.. He proclaimed “We the people are powerful enough to end the perverse government-to-the-highest-bidder system sustained by the two dominant parties…We are here today for the sake of justice — social justice, environmental justice and economic justice.” The party promotes campaign finance reform and is attempting to appeal to the Occupy Wall Street movement. It is currently working on ballot access efforts, and will hold a Founding Convention in February 2012 in Salt Lake City.

Among other issues, Anderson discussed climate change, health care, education, and civil liberties. He detailed his successes as mayor of Salt Lake City, stressed the importance of executive experience, and expressed his views on President Barack Obama and some of the Republican Party presidential candidates. He spoke in depth about former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, with whom he worked during the 2002 Winter Olympics, and fellow Utahan, former governor and U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, Jr..

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Rival United States airlines Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines announced today that they have agreed to merge. The new airline, which will use the Delta name, will be the largest commercial airline in the world.

Technically, Delta will be buying Northwest in a roughly US$3 billion deal. Northwest shareholders will receive 1.25 shares of Delta for each share of Northwest. Based on Monday’s closing prices on the New York Stock Exhange this represents a 17% premium for Northwest shareholders.

Richard Anderson, the Delta chief executive officer who will also head the new company, said: “We said we would only enter into a consolidation transaction if it was right for all of our constituencies; Delta and Northwest are a perfect fit. Today, we’re announcing a transaction that is about addition, not subtraction, and combines end-to-end networks that open a world of opportunities for our customers and employees. We believe by partnering with our employees, including providing equity to U.S.-based employees of Delta and Northwest, this combination is off to the right start.”

The combined company would have $35 billion in annual revenue and approximately 75,000 employees. The deal does have to receive regulatory approval. “We will look at the competitive effects of the transaction and how it would affect consumers,” said Gina Talanoma, a spokesperson for the United States Department of Justice.

Airline industry consultant Robert Mann told Reuters, “It’s a very optimistic view on an industry that’s been very dismal for the last couple of weeks.”

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