Accountants : What You Need To Know

Posted on September 12th, 2016

Submitted by: Jackie K. Grant

You can hardly go wrong by choosing accounting as a profession; this is purely because in all the areas of work, these experts are needed.

You can hardly go wrong by choosing accounting as a profession; this is purely because in all the areas of work, these experts are needed. These areas include schools, governments departments, businesses, and many more. Their duties include balancing the budget, handling taxes and payroll matters. Accountancy necessitates the need to be well versed on finance and mathematics. accountants are always required to be well abreast with rules of taxations and the necessary regulations. This is mostly occasioned by the fact that the regulations keeps changing on a regular basis.

The schooling for accountants varies in regards to their job titles and particular level of certification. For example, keepers do not necessarily have to get a degree to be able to do bookkeeping. Others like loan officers, tax collectors, budget analysis also require different level of education. In most cases to be labelled an accountant one needs to have a bachelor degree in either finance or accounting. To make sure that the bachelor’s degree is well backed one needs a certification. This makes one to be a certified public accountant.

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Normally the certification test is usually administered by the state recognised board of accountancy. The salary for accountants also comes with the level of education. Therefore, with a higher level of education the higher the pay package. Those accountants in the private sector and public sector tend to be a well paid lot. They are usually closely followed by internal auditors.

As freshly graduated accountants you will get to work under more senior accountants. This helps in gaining more experience and competence. Most employers at times weigh between the option of employing accountants or outsourcing the services of accounting firms. Indeed there are quite a number of these firms to choose from. They also range from local firms to internationally recognised accounting firms. If you opted for this as the way to go then it is necessary to take some factors into considerations.

The services that an accounting firms offers are a fundamental aspect that should be well considered. Most accounting firms have tailored their services as per the industry they want to serve. A good example is the health care industry. This kind of specialization enhances quality service delivery. The other factor that is vital is the size and reputation of these accounting firms. This is bound to give you a better know-how of the company that you are intending to hire.

There are a number of accounting firms that have brilliant reputation and have done exceptionally well in the accounting front. Minneapolis accounting firms are a good example of highly recognised firm among several accounting firms for their quality services.

A reputable accounting firm in Minneapolis has a number of services to both big and small businesses. Some of their services include tax planning and preparation services, payroll services, business and financial consulting services, QuickBooks accounting services just to mention but a few. Minneapolis accountants are very much available online. For that reason, you can easily get reliable information about them over the Internet.

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Man killed in harbour car crash in Cornwall, England

Posted on September 12th, 2016

Monday, December 21, 2009

A man has been killed after a car accident in Cornwall, England. The collision involved a vehicle driving off a quay in Porthleven, near the town of Helston in the county and into the sea at around 2100 Greenwich Mean Time on Friday, according to reports from members of the public made to the police and the coastguard.

A major rescue operation was launched with contributions from the harbourmaster, the ambulance service, the police, the fire crews, a helicopter and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. After roughly two hours, a harbour crane lifted the vehicle out of the water that it had crashed into. It transpired that the man was the only occupant of the vehicle. It is believed that no other vehicles were involved in the incident. The man was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital, which is situated in Truro, by ambulance. However, on arrival, he was pronounced dead.

Now tributes are being paid to 20-year-old Jamie Hocking after his death. The family of the man have said that he will be “truly missed by all who knew him”, describing Jamie with the words “loveable rogue”. The family also expressed their thanks to people offering sympathy messages and support from others, as well as the emergency services who assisted at the scene of the accident. Devon and Cornwall Constabulary are now asking any people who know of any information relating to the incident to contact them as soon as possible.

Chelsea beats Arsenal in Carling Cup

Posted on September 12th, 2016

Monday, February 26, 2007

Chelsea FC 2 1 Arsenal FC
Match Stats
Attendance 70073
Goalscorers for Chelsea FC Didier Drogba (20), Didier Drogba (84)
Goalscorers for Arsenal FC Theo Walcott (12)
Bookings (Chelsea FC) Essien, Carvalho, Diarra, Lampard (Yellow (4)), Mikel (Red(1))
Bookings (Arsenal FC) Denilson, Eboue, Fabregas (Yellow (3)), Toure, Adebayor (Red(2))

A heated showdown occurred in the all London Carling Cup final yesterday at Millennium Stadium. Chelsea fielded a full strength side, including Andriy Shevchenko, Michael Ballack, Didier Drogba, and skipper John Terry. Arsenal on the other hand fielded a young side, including Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas, Jeremie Aliadiere, and Justin Hoyte.

Despite their apparent lack of experience, Arsenal started out the match strongly, with crisp passing and great control. They pressed their advantage, and forced Chelsea keeper Petr Cech into several saves. On 12 minutes, Theo Walcott struck gold, as he orcestrated a give and go with Abou Diaby and slotted the ball into the far corner of the net, scoring his first ever goal for the Gunners. Soon after, Baptista of Arsenal had a legitimate claim for a penalty, but referee Howard Webb wouldn’t hear of it. Chelsea struck back quickly, and a hint of offside was shown as Didier Drogba was played in by an over the top ball by Michael Ballack. The Ivory Coast striker didn’t wait for a whistle, and slotted the ball between Manuel Almunia’s legs to tie the match. A few more chances were spurned due to poor finishing before the break, but the game went into halftime drawn at one a piece.

The second half started much as the first, with the youthful exuberance of Arsenal showing through, as they continued to press. Chelsea’s output was increased as well however, with the addition of Arjen Robben at the exspense of Makelele. 2 yellow cards were handed out to Chelsea in the next few minutes, before the game took a huge downturn. Chelsea skipper John Terry was seriously injured, when Diaby’s foot connected squarly with his face as Diaby attempted to clear the ball. Terry was taken off in a stretcher and was replaced by Mikel. The loss of their captain seemed to push Chelsea to new levels, as Drogba forced a fine save out of Almunia, and Lampard saw his shot go off the woodwork. Arsenal were not able to hold on, and on 81 minutes, Denilson made a sloppy pass and Robben picked up the scraps. He sent a cross in as Drogba beat Senderos to the ball and headed in his 28th of the campaign. The blue tide continued, and Shevchenko blasted a ball off the woodwork, missing his chance to seal the victory.

As the game entered stoppage time, Mikel and Toure entered a shoving match, and more players got involved. Coaches took the field to attempt to settle their players, and when all was finally calm, Mikel and Toure were shown red cards, along with Adebayor of Arsenal. The game was finally called at 101 minutes, and stand in skipper Lampard was able to hoist the Carling Cup.

Save Money With A Dimplex Panel Heater

Posted on October 18th, 2015

Submitted by: Adam Simmons

The global recession has meant that people need to cut costs and invest in more economic methods of heating. Winter is coming and a Dimplex panel heater is a great choice to combat that bitter winter chill in your home. The benefits of electric panel heaters are plenty…

Cost Effective

The Dimplex panel heater is great for producing quality heat, but allows you to avoid heating rooms which do not need warmth. For example, most people have rooms which are never entered into such as spare rooms and storage rooms. Many conventional heating sources, such as full central heating systems, will heat these rooms and this can waste a lot of heat and money. By having a single heater installed in your living room or bedroom can provide heat where you need it most, and help you cut costs this winter. Economical and efficient!

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Huge Range – Plenty of Choice

Panel heaters come in a range of styles and designs so you are certain to find something to suit your room, whether it is contemporary or conventional. They can also be painted in various colours to make them perfectly suited to your chosen room’s decor. They also come in various sizes so one of the first things you need to focus on is whether the size of the appliance will heat the room sufficiently. Measure the dimensions of the room before consulting an expert to ascertain the most suitable wattage for your heater.

Great Features

There are many great aspects to the Dimplex panel heater and one great feature is that it is silent when running. This is due to it having no noisy fans incorporated into its design, unlike many other heating appliances. This means you can sit back, relax and appreciate the warmth that your heater will bring! Another great feature of the Dimplex panel heater is that it is splash proof. This means that it can be easily used in the bathroom or kitchen where there is risk of it coming into contact with water and other liquids. This heater also gives you the option of mounting it onto a wall or allowing it to be free-standing. A wall-mounted panel heater is sleeker and takes up very little space; however, a free-standing heater allows versatility and means you can move it from room to room depending on where you need warmth most.

Where Can I Buy a Dimplex Panel Heater?

You can purchase a Dimplex panel heater from a number of different electrical retailers all over the country and abroad. They are available from many high-street stores but it may be wiser to shop for your heater online. The efficiency of the World Wide Web (WWW) means that you have access to range of top retailers’ websites and an incredible number of products, however, the high-street does not offer this luxury. You will also find that Internet retailers offer cheaper and more affordable prices that you will not find in-store. Save money by buying your Dimplex panel heater online today!

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Frenchman climbs skyscraper in 20 minutes without any equipment

Posted on October 17th, 2015

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48-year old Alain Robert, affectionately known as the ‘French Spiderman’, has climbed a 57-storey {[w|Sydney}} skyscraper without any equipment in 20 minutes. The purpose of Alain Robert’s actions was to raise awareness of global warming. Following the previous like events in other cities, he was arrested and will possibly be fined.

When Robert was 12, he climbed eight storeys to get into his flat instead of waiting for his parents to return. Since then, he has climbed over eighty buildings around the world, including the Eiffel Tower, The New York Times building, and Sydney Harbour Bridge. His hobby has, however, led to him being arrested and fined on multiple occasions—he was fined USD 750 after climbing the 41-storey Royal Bank of Scotland building in central Sydney.

His most recent climb, which he completed in twenty minutes, began at the bottom of the Lumiere building in Bathurst Street at 10:30am AEST on Monday morning. About 100 passers-by gathered to watch Robert, dressed in red trousers, a grey top, and a baseball cap, climb the building. Eleven-year-old Rachel Pepper was surprised when he saw Robert, who suffers from permanent vertigo after two accidents in 1982. “I think it’s amazing to climb that high without falling. He’s got superhuman strength.” His mother Wendy Pepper agreed, “It was a nice surprise when we turned the corner and got to see him.”

Upon reaching the top of the building, the Frenchman unfurled a banner advertising the website of The One Hundred Months campaign, which argues that 100 months after August 2008, climate change will reach an irreversible point, as onlookers applauded his feat. Robert was subsequently taken into custody at the top of the skyscraper, and charged with trespassing. Robert was granted conditional bail to appear at the Downing Centre Local Court on Friday. Robert’s agent, Max Markson, described the climb as a “wonderful achievement. He’s the best at what he does. I’m sad he’s been arrested, but hopefully he’ll get out soon.”

Wikipedia victim of onslaught of April Fool’s jokes

Posted on October 17th, 2015

Friday, April 1, 2005 

Today Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone with access to the Internet can edit, was the victim of an onslaught of practical jokes, as April Fool’s Day kicked in various timezones around the world, at least those parts which follow the Gregorian calendar. It is believed that Wikipedia contributors were kept busy tidying up and removing prank articles and changes made by other Wikipedia contributors, and were expecting to be cleaning up the aftermath for days afterwards.

The most highly visible prank was the 2005 Britannica takeover of Wikimedia encyclopaedia article. Other pranks included:

Most edits which were judged (rightly or wrongly) as April Fool’s Day pranks were quickly undone, although tacit community consensus left several to stand throughout the whole period of April Fool’s Day. Being accessible worldwide (by people who can afford Internet access) in all timezones, April Fool’s Day lasts for more than 24 hours at Wikipedia. The change to the deletion notice was undone within 31 minutes, for example, despite the notice being altered at 05:08 UTC, night-time in Europe and the United States.

Several Wikipedia contributors have expressed their dismay at the amount of work being generated, though these views may or may not be indicitive of the contributor base at large:

Other Wikipedians have shown dismay at how quickly the April Fools gags are undone:


Posted on October 17th, 2015


My name is Laurent 38, french native

i’m single, no children, straight, height : 6 feet, 1 inch ; 1.85 m, weight : 185 lbs; 13 st 5 lbs, 85 Kg, average body, brown hair, brown eyes, white, athee, agnostic no polical views, i don’t smoke, nor drink,

i like travel, foreign linguages, old stuff i’m funny, cool, nice, kind, honest, trusty, loving, caring, shy

I practice tennis, golf, funboard, ski, swim, diving, waterpolo, when i have thr oportunity DIY, oil and watercolor painting, chess, checkers, backgammon

I can’t drive nor ride due to my poor sight, squint manifest / latent congenital nystagmus

I look for free, very cheap, german, suedish, english, italian, japanese, american executive or luxury, 4xd, sport car, ( volvo, saab, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, VW, porsche, skoda, jaguar, lexus, Honda, Toyota, Rover, Land Rover, Rolls Royce, Bentley, ferrari, aston martin, maserati, bugatti ), Home, boat, yacht, antique furniture, electric appliances, jewels, silverware, cupperware, dinandery

I request a cheap executive, saloon, or estate car, metallic paint, alloy wheels, running, no matter rust : volvo 960, 940, 760, 740, 780, S40, S60, S80, S90, V40, V50, V70, V90, 480, 850, 262c, P1800, XC90, XC70, saab 9000, 900 cabriolet, 9-3, 9-4, 9-5, Honda accord III, IV, V, Honda legend, acura vigor, acura legend, acura 3.5RL, ascot, prelude, civic, inspire, rafaga, daewoo arcadia, veritas, royal, prince, chairman W, HR-V, Rover 600, 75, 800, 2600, SD1, vitesse, MG 7, 6, jaguar XJ limousine, XJ8, XJ6, XJ40, XJ220, XJS, XJRS, XJ sport, S-type, X-type, X-type estate, Lexus LS, IS, GS, mazda 626, montrose, sentia, capella, atenza, 6, MX5, Nissan president, Maxima, cima, figaro, cedric, gloria, fuga, leopard, crew, micra, infinity, Toyota crown, crown majesta, crown royal session, century, avensis, camry, corolla, cressida, chaser, carina, Toyota Avalon, Toyota celsior, century, altezza, mark II, verossa, brevis, Toyota aristo, windom, progress, Mitsubishi proudia, dignity, samsung SM Hyundai XG30, XG35, grandeur, genesis, equus, dynasty, contennial, kia opirius, amanti, enterprise, ssangyong chairman, kia enterprise, potentia, subaru legacy, forester, chrysler voyager SE, LE, lebaron, PT cruiser, stratus, concorde, buick, cadillac, plymouth, chevrolet impala, caprice, Ford crown victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Mercury milan, lincoln town car, lincoln zephyr, MKZ, Ford fusion, aston martin rapide, lagonda, BMW 7 series ( E32 ou E38), 6 series, coupe, 5 series ( E34, E39 ), 850, Z3, Z4, mini cooper, one, M1, M3, M5, M6, Mercedes ( executive or estate ) 200, 300 series, 450, 500, 560, 600, E class (w124, w210, w211), S class (w116, w126, w140, w220 ), ML, R, GL, SL, SLK, SEC, CLS, CLC, AMG, pullman, cabriolet, maybach, Lancia thema, dedra, thesis, kappa, lybra sport wagon, Ypsilon, Y10, delta, gamma VS, delta, fiat croma, fiat 500 abart, alpha Romeo, 164, 146, 155, giulietta, ou tout modèle, maserati quattroporte, bugatti galibier, Audi R8, S8, A8, A7, A6, A5, A4, A3, A1, S3, S4, S6, allroad, 90, TT, quattro, Q7, Q5, Q3, skoda superb, skoda octavia sedan or estate, clever, VW Eos, VW New Beettle, VW sharan, VW passat, VW golf III, IV, V, VI, VW corrado, VW phoeton, Seat Exeo, Porsche panamera, Opel senator B, Opel calibra, Opel monza, Opel omega, Renault 25 phase 1 : GTX, GTD, GTS, turbo D, turbo DX, V6 injection, V6 turbo, baccara, metallic paint, alloy wheels, R5 turbo 2, alpine Renault, peugeot 504 cabriolet, 605, citroen SM, metallic paint

I especially like the volvo 960 shape, 1st generation S80, and 780

a cheap cruising moto : Kawasaki, Honda, BMW, suzuki, ducati, harley Davidson, yamaha, aprilia, side car, trike or a vespa, Rumi, Honda super cub

a cheap SUV or 4WD car : Range Rover vogue, HSE, Holland, P38, Range Rover sport, Discovery, Land Rover, Jeep ( grand ) cherokee ), volvo XC60, XC70, XC90, Nissan Patrol, BMW X5, X3, X1, Mercedes ML, GL, Audi Q7, Q5, Q3, VW Tiguan, porsche cayenne , vauxall monterey, Lexus RX, Toyota land cruiser, Honda CR-V, subaru forester

a cheap sport car : Lotus esprit, E-type, elise, Ferrari Testarossa, F40, 308, mondial 8, 400 series, 599, 612, Enzo, Maserati GT, Porsche 928, 911, 914, 924, 944, 968, 996, 997, boxter, cayman, R8, BMW 850, M6, M5, M3, Z4, Z3, Mercedes SLR, saab 900 turbo, Nissan 350/370Z, Honda S2000, Toyota ultima, jaguar XJ220, XJS, XJR, aston martin DB5, DBS, DB7, DB9, vintage, vanquish ( any james Bond car )

a cheap luxury car : any Rolls Royce, silver spirit, spur, wraith, down, seraph, shadow, ghost, camargue, corniche, Bentley turbo, arnage, eight, mulsanne, jaguar XJ limousine, XJ8, XJ6, XJ40, XJ220, XJS, XJRS, XJ sport, S-type, X-type, X-type estate, daimler, sovereign, Maybach, Toyota century, limousine, maserati quattroporte, VW phoeton

a cheap convertible car : Volvo C70, Audi A3, A4, A5, Saab 9-3, saab 900, chrysler PT cruiser, sebring, BMW Z3, Z4, 3 series, Mercedes 500 / 560 SL, SLK, mazda MX5, VW golf cabriolet, VW Eos, porsche executive, Lexus IS250c

a cheap Ferrari : spider, coupé ghia, spider vignala, 250 MM, coupé pininfarina, 250 GT europa Pinin, 375 MM spider, 375 plus, 750 Monza,410 plus, 410 superameric, series I, 410, SS87, series II Boano / elena, 250 GT tour de France, 500 testa rossa, TRC, 250, TR, R59, R80, TR1, TRG2, 315, 335, 315, 335s, 250 GT cabriolet, series I & II, 250 GT california spyder series L, SWB, 250 GT coupé pinin firina, 250 GT berlinetta SWB, 250GT/GTE coupé 2+2, Dino 246 SP, 196 SP, 286 SP, 248 SP, 268 SP, 250 GT0 series I, 250 GTO series II, 250 GTO lusso, 250 LM, 330 GT 2+2, 500 superfast, 275GTB, GTS, GTB/4, spidernart, 275 330P I, P II, P III, P IV, 330 GTC/ GTS, 365 GTC/GTS, 365 GT 2+2, Dino 206 GT, 246 GT,246 GTS, 365 GTB / 4 daytona, 312 P, 512 S, 512 M, 312 PB, 365 GTC4, 365 GT4 BB, BB512, BBi 512, 400, 412, Dino 308 GT4, 308 GTB/GTS, 328 GTB/GTS, mondial 8, mondial t, mondial cabriole, 308 GTO, testatrossa, F40, 348 GTB/GTS/spider, mythos, 456GT, F333SP, F355 berlinetta/GTS/spider, F50, enzo, F430, 599, 612 scaglietti

a cheap sailing boat : étap 26, 28, 28i, 30, 32, 34, 37, 38 ou Dehler, Westerly, Southerly, Vancouver, éros 30, Evans, Bavaria, Henri vauquiez, dufour, Elisabethan, moody, Nauticat, Saltram, kings cruiser, Tartan, Nicholson, Hallberg rassy, Rival, Hartley, endurance, Najad, Dynamic, alajuela, Finngulf, Dockwell, Aphrodite, Warrior, Oyster, grand soleil, Sweden, colvic victor, amel, X-yachts, Pacific seacraft, Hylas, Regina, She, Rustler, london apprentice, bruce roberts, Hans christian, Trintella, northwind custom, Bushanan sloop, Malo, wood sailing, bateau cigare Riva, Yacht, super-Yacht, neopren / hypalon inflatable boat,

funboard equipments : surfboard for begginners, a 3 meter windsurf, with sail and wishbone, any trade mark : fanatic, Mistral, Bic, AHD, F2, Décathlon, Neil Pryde, go sport

Diving equipments : bottle, suit, stabilizing jacquet, computer, casio watch, regulator : Scubapro, DACOR, Seaquest, suunto, Mares, Cressi, reef marine, Beuchat, Spiro, decathlon, go sport, subchandlers, technisub

winter sorts equipments : 6 feet 5 inch ski, 11 inch ski shoes, a goretex parka, 11 inch moon boots

plane : jumbo jet, private jet, mirage 2000, F1, 4, Mig 23, 28, 31, rafale

a Home : real estate, a house, villa, swimming pool, veranda, manor, castle, cottage, haussmanian, victorian flat, hotel, casino, palace, in a nice place like french riviera, Miami, Paris, London, NYC, LA, san Francisco, Honolulu, Monaco, Rio, Acapulco, any nice city, field, ground,

cheap furniture : Laura Ashley or John Lewis, Roche Bobois, IKEA, B&Q, habitat Furniture, Printemps

cheap antique furniture : french old style louis XIII, Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Louis philippe, italian, regence, directoire style, egyptian, english, european, napoleon, empire, unknown styles, victorian, rococo, russian, french country, comedie française, bierdermeyer, Henri II, restauration , transition, vénitiann armoire, suedish, spanish, florantine, style furniture, credenza, garden furniture, normandy armoire, wardrobe, talloy, cupboard, curio, dresser, sideboard, bookcase,cabinet, secrétary, gueridon, nightstand, barometer, pendular, normandy clock, Gold barometer, gold frame, backgammon, marble, colomns, candelar, wood piano, saxo, trumpet, harp, dining room equipments, exotic wood furniture, coffe table, tallboy, bench, chaise longue, chairs, fauteuil, bergere, watchman’s chair, old porcelain, cutlery, silverware, brassware, cupperware, bronzeware, jewellery, plated cutlery, tin plate, old oil pianting, soft pastels, watercolors, engravings, large antique metallic or wood models, bric a brac, mailbox, antique books

banquette louis XV, Louis XVI 3 seats sofa, console à tiroir, console anglaise XIXe, meubles d’époque, vaisselier , louis XIII, lit à quenouilles en acajou , lavabot de paquebot, fauteuil de croisière, meuble en acajou de paquebot, vestiare de paquebot, tabourets de bar ( assise et socle en acajou ), caillebottis en teck, barometre, thermomètre au mercure en acajou, table à carte inclinable, étagère de passerelle, mappemonde, fin XIX, meubles de métier

canapé bois clair scandinave, commode en cuir ( sol 1 luna )

brocante : minibar à brundy, miroir de beaucaire, egoutoir charentais, buffet de mariage normand en saphir sculpté, banc en fonte du XIX’ème siècle, lit à la polonaose, la maison de gearges sand

fauteuil victoria en mrrisier, commode berangère de style Louis XVI en merisier, bergere casanova, structure en chateigner, fauteuil venitien, cheminée Louis XIV, table double jeu, meubles provenceaux du XVIIIè siècle à la polonaise

tableaux, monnaies, medailles, décorations, timbres, objets de guerre, armes anciennes, vaisselle, porcelaine, argenterie,

I look for free encyclopedia Britannica, TIME LIFE collection, Reader’s digest collection, cousteau collection, Robert laffont edition or equivalent, Tintin and the blue oranges, Tintin and the mystery of the golden Fleece, 007 collection, agatha christie collection, French or english Encyclopedia universalis ( grand atlas de l’égypte ancienne, des arts, de l’architecture, des religions, almanach du cinema, almanach du sport ), recent Atlas IGN, letsgo, lonelyplanet, routard, rough guides

cheap german electro appliances : Miele, Bosch, De Dietrich, Siemens, Scholtes, AEG Electrolux, or Rosières, Sauter, Hotpoint / ariston, smeg

cheap oriental carpet : any style, any time, from any country

I love women

i look for fairly slim / slender, attractive, great, cute, nice women, the most pretty, beautiful as possible of course, no matter color of hair or eyes, height, up to 40’s, to share adult personals, one night stand, fling, hang out, casual sex, intimate encounter, 3some, 4some, short or long relationship, flirt, date, romance

thanks anyway


Jewelry Of Semi Precious Stones: Stylish Things Of Beauty

Posted on June 26th, 2015

By Sam Serio

Want to make or wear impressive costume jewelry, but running on a tight budget? Using semi-precious stones is one good way to achieve this. These stones come in a wide variety and are highly accessible to almost everyone. Semi-precious stones preserve the effect of sophistication. Many pieces of jewelry made of these stones are pleasant to look at without seeming opulent. Depending on one’s own taste and fashion sense, these gemstones have the greatest potential to enhance one’s personal sense of style.

Some semi-precious stones are also birthstones, which correspond to people’s birth months. Some people believe that wearing stones that correspond with one’s birth month increases one’s inner strength. This special trait makes jewelry made of certain semi-precious birthstones especially useful as gifts. Examples of such birthstones are garnet (January) and aquamarine (March).

Another popular belief is that certain stones have their own unique “powers.” For example, wearing garnet is said to help ease the pain of a bad breakup, or cause jealousy between lovers. Amethyst is said to protect its wearer against the ill effects of alcohol, slow down intoxication and prevent hangovers. Turquoise is said to give emotional strength. Jade has always had enormous importance in Asian civilization; it is said to have the mystical power to protect its wearer against nightmares and other psychic attacks.

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Quartz is said to be among the most important of the semi-precious stones, because it calls upon the power of love — especially the rare rose quartz. Wearing rose quartz is said to increase one’s chances of finding or maintaining a good romantic relationship.

Some pieces of bead jewelry are also made of semi-precious stones. The stones are threaded together with cords, making fine webs and accentuating intricate designs. Jewelry made of semi-precious stones is always popular, partly because of the beliefs associated with the stones — but mostly because they’re so pretty and can go well with anything one wears.

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Australian Van Nguyen executed in Singapore

Posted on June 26th, 2015

Friday, December 2, 2005 

Convicted Australian drug trafficker Van Tuong Nguyen was executed at Changi Prison in Singapore today. Prison officials have confirmed the execution took place at 0900 AEDT (2200 UTC Thursday).

The 25-year-old Nguyen was arrested at Changi Airport in December, 2002, while in transit from Cambodia to Australia. He was found to be in possession of 396.2 grams of heroin. He was convicted in the Singapore High Court and sentenced to death under the Misuse of Drugs Act which mandates a death sentence for trafficking more than 15 grams of heroin.

All appeals for clemency were rejected. Singapore’s High Commissioner in Australia, Joseph Koh, said Singapore carefully considered appeals from Australia but decided the law must be applied consistently. “It had to treat Nguyen consistently with similar past cases, and apply the law equally to Singaporeans and foreigners,” Mr Koh said.

After saying goodbye to his client, Nguyen’s Australian lawyer, Julian McMahon, said Nguyen’s execution was a waste. “He is completely rehabilitated, completely reformed, completely focused on doing what is good and now they’re going to kill him,” he said.

It was previously reported that Nguyen’s mother would not be permitted to embrace her son before the execution, however, Mr McMahon has confirmed that they were allowed some physical contact. “Well I actually wasn’t in the room when that happened but there was a grill and they were able to hold each other’s hands and Kim was able to, at least for some time, I’m not sure how long, was able to touch Van on the face,” he said. “She told me she was able to talk to him and touch his hair. That was a great comfort to her.”

Prayer vigils were held outside Changi Prison and around Australia to mark the first execution of an Australian since Michael McAuliffe in Malaysia in 1993. Nguyen’s body is expected to be returned to Australia on Saturday for a funeral next week.