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How To Write A Funny Birthday Card Mar 19

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Fred Ryer

How do you feel when you receive a birthday card in the mail? Not all birthday cards have to take a serious tone when it comes to giving that special birthday boy, girl, man, or woman a card to remember.

Funny birthday greeting cards are the way to go when it comes to bringing life to a birthday party or celebration, especially when an individual makes the humor birthday cards verses buying a generic humor greeting cards at a store. Following these simple guidelines below can aid anyone wishing to accomplish the task of creating their own funny birthday greeting cards to give to someone.

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Research is the first step to tackle when creating your own greeting card. Go to various stores and read over many different types of humor greeting cards. This will help with obtaining ideas as well as the topic to choose for the individual that is having a birthday. Observe the numerous types of cards out ranging from age, insults, gags, and sex which are funny topics to touch on. Next, choose the subject that best suits the individual that it is being written for. Brainstorm these ideas on a piece of paper and look at the subject as well as the ideas from all angles.

When the subject of the card has been decided, then it is best to start placing the ideas in proper order or layout onto the card. Computer programs and websites have become useful in making customized cards that have a store bought appeal. Make sure grammar and punctuation are correct. Read over the card a couple of times to ensure that their are no mistakes. It is best to be certain that the individual receiving the card will understand and get what the card means and is appropriate for the occasion.

Customized humor birthday cards are the way to go when it comes to giving the birthday gift that keeps on giving!

Fred Ryer recommends Noble Works Cards for funny birthday cards and funny greeting cards with completely free shipping on every card.

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Oil leaking container ship might cause environmental catastrophe Mar 18

Sunday, January 21, 2007 

In the United Kingdom, an anti-pollution operation is under way after the stricken ship MSC Napoli started to leak dangerous heavy fuel oil.

The heavy fuel oil that is leaking from the beached Italian ship is extremely dangerous for the environment. Fear of pollution increased after the ship was further damaged during storms last Thursday. MSC Napoli was beached by Devon coastguards after it suffered heavy structual damage in the gale force storms of Thursday, 18 January 2007, that wreaked havoc across Northern Europe. The ship, which contains 160 containers of hazardous chemical substances, is listing at 35 degrees.

The entire 26-man crew was rescued by navy helicopters Thursday after severe gales. Cracks were found on both sides of the ship, but the current oil leak was not expected.

Around 2,400 containers were carried by the 62,000 tonne ship, some of which contain potentially dangerous hazardous chemicals.

The Coastguards have reported that up to 200 of the containers carrying materials such as perfume and battery acid are loose from the ship and they are looking for missing containers. South African stainless steel producer Columbus Stainless confirmed on Friday that there was at least 1,000 tonnes of nickel on board MSC Napoli.

A hole in the ship flooded the engine room and there’s now fears that the ship will break up. Saturday MSC Napoli was towed to Portland when a ”structural failure” forced the salvage team to beach it. As the storms have continued MSC Napoli has been further damaged.

The authorities have warned people about the pollution, which already has reached the beaches at Devon, but many want to see it on their own. Police have closed Branscombe Beach as more than 20 containers have broken up scattering their contents along the beach.

Sky News reported Sunday that the costs of the accident might be very high as thousands of pounds worth of BMW motorbikes, car parts, empty oak barrels and perfume might get lost in flooding containers.

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Pakistan to Turkey container train service launched Mar 18

Sunday, August 16, 2009 

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani has launched Pakistan’s first international container train service from Islamabad to Istanbul via the Iranian capital, Tehran, as a trial project of the Economic Cooperation Organization to boost Pakistan’s trade with Turkey and Iran.

The train is carrying 20 containers on its first journey from Islamabad railway station, delivering 14 to Tehran and 6 to Istanbul and will cover 6,500 kilometres in two weeks.

Minister for Railways Ghulam Ahmed Bilour said a successful trial phase of the freight train service would be followed by a passenger train service in an effort to boost tourism in the region.

There are also hopes the route will eventually provide a link to Europe and Central Asia.

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Stolen minibus recovered 35 years after theft Mar 18

Friday, November 6, 2009 

A 1965 Volkswagen minibus that was stolen in 1974 has been recovered by customs agents in Los Angeles. The vintage minibus was in pristine condition, valued at $25,000, and was found during a routine inspection of a shipping container scheduled for departure to The Netherlands. A routine computer database search on its vehicle identification number flagged it as having been stolen from a vehicle upholstery shop in Spokane, Washington on July 12, 1974. A custom restoration business in Arizona was attempting to deliver it to overseas clients last month when authorities intercepted the vehicle.

The theft appeared on the National Insurance Crime Bureau database, which is used by border authorities and contains all stolen vehicle records. Most police databases remove unsolved vehicle thefts after five years.

The California Highway Patrol does not suspect the restorer of wrongdoing, according to investigating officer Mike Maleta. Possession of the vehicle apparently changed several times. Police in Spokane have not yet located the rightful owner, whose identity has not been released to the press. Maleta hopes that a trail of registration documents and interviews will uncover the thief.

The Allstate insurance company paid $2500 shortly after the theft occurred and wants to take possession of the vintage minibus. Allstate spokeswoman Megan Brunet expects that after the necessary paperwork is processed the firm will sell it at auction.

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Event Management System Is Necessary To Make Your Event Successful Mar 13

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If you are confused that how to organize any seminar or exhibition to enhance your sale as well as to make your business reach at a new acme and if you really don’t know what are the steps your should follow in the beginning and at the end of the event then you should take an help of event management system of a leading company.

A perfect management system is very necessary for all types of event to make them successful. An excellent event management system of a leading company will definitely do magic for your event by providing you positive feed-backs as well as results. They offer you seminars management, exhibitions management, birthday/marriage ceremony party management, conference management, game management such as Olympic games and world cup. Their innovative event management systems can organize any event more professionally as well as efficiently.

Online management system allow for online event registration and ticketing. A leading company provides affordable online event registration service and online ticketing solutions to organize and manage your events etc.

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User:RockerballAustralia/Story preparation/Investigation into online film distribution in Australia Mar 12

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 

With the Australian dollar “strong” against the world’s major currencies, the local film industry has suffered as a result. As of this report, $A1 is roughly equal to $US0.9874

“It’s killing us all,” Tony Clark, co-founder of Rising Sun Pictures, said. Rising Sun is the organisation working on digital effects of the Harry Potter and Green Lantern films. “We have existing contracts that are in play that are hedged but finding new business is just diabolical at the moment.”

Wikinews reporter Patrick Gillett looks into other, cheaper methods of promoting the Australian film industry. On October 7, was equivelent to roughly 98.73 US cents – give or take a fraction of a cent either side during the day.

Australia’s film industry is generally grouped with those that benefit from a low – or weak – Australian dollar. It relies on government grants and international investment.

“The industry is in crisis and in real pain but we can’t tell the real story without sending your international customers running,” another film executive told The Australian newspaper.

Australian television productions are propped up by a local production quota, wihch applies to free to air networks, set by the Australian Communications and Media Authority. The quota, which is set to 55% of all programming between six in the morning to midnight, is split into three sub quotas – adult drama, documentary and children.

To fulfill these sub genres, broadcasters have to broadcast 20 hours of documentaries, 25 hours of childrens drama and 860 “points” of adult drama. The adult drama score is worked out as format factor x duration (in hours).

The Australian reported that subscription television services invested $541.4 million in Australian television content.

According to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data, there are approximately 2500 businesses providing film and video production and post-production services.

Many low budget filmmakers use standard definition cameras. The tape based MiniDV format is popular with some filmakers as tapes generally have a longer life span and are harder to damage.

However, memory card and hard drive based camera’s are also becoming popular. This is due in part to the lack of needing to transfer footage to a computer for editing.

National governing bodies, such as the Australian Football League, oppose “monetisation” of what they see as their ittelectual property rights.

During a senate enquiry into sport reporting, the point was made that “[the AFL’s] complaint is how, when you get beyond the elements of that [news] package—for instance, footage—it could be subsequently exploited.”

AFL chief operating officer Gillon McLachlan responded to this point saying, “[i]n the end what we are talking about is the question of balance. Through our history of accrediting journalists and promoting coverage of our sport we need, want and encourage the widest possible coverage of our game. The issue is where that bleeds over into media organisations doing what they do, monetising that content and essentially monetising our intellectual property.”

Wikinews coverage of local sport, including the Gippsland Football League 2010 season and recent Sunshine Coast Rugby Union matches, has included video and photographic coverage.

Major film studios, such as Paramount, have their films distributed through the iTunes Store and other such services.

However, some pointed to Apples “aggressive” pricing structure cutting into profit margins. The DIY Flmmaking Sucks blog published an article in 2007 which stated, “… let’s pretend [Apple CEO] Steve Jobs is egalitarian and charges everyone … 30% to get onto iTunes. [I]f your film costs $250,000 to make and market then you’ll need to sell around 180,000 downloads on iTunes before you see a profit on such a film at $1.99 per download. That’s a lot of viewers. Far too many for most small DIY films.”

Studio films cost around $30 and would find it easier to get a profit due to marketing leverage. Indie films usually do not have such leverage and would cost close to the $1.99 quoted by DIY Flmmaking Sucks.

A developing method of distributing is being experimented with, trying to merge the technology of bitTorrent with corporate profitability. The tool is currently only available as a Firefox plugin – even then only in version 3.x.

The Wikimedia Foundation announced that it is working with “swarming” communication technologists to make use of the Swarmplayer plugin on it’s sites, including this one, to play it’s videos.

“Eventually bandwidth costs could saturate the foundation budget or leave less resources for other projects and programs,” the Foundation wrote on it’s tech blog. “For this reason it is important to start exploring and experimenting with future content distribution platforms and partnerships.”

Australian content producers face similar challenges to those of the Wikimedia Foundation. They do not always have enough money or resources to distribute online, particularly if they host the content on ther own servers.

The exact business model is for distributing films in this way is not entirely clear, but one method is understood is to include some type of promotion for investors.

Torrents may be used as promotional tools. TorrentFreak points out “[t]he more hype their movie gets early on, the greater the chance of someone wanting to buy the DVD or go see it in the cinema.”

Another way of monetising free downloads has been Digital on-screen graphics. Traditionally these graphics are used to identify the television channel being watched or promote an upcoming show.

Critisism of on-screen graphics relates to timing and placement of them. Michael Simkins of The Telegraph has noted that even a graphic lasting thirty seconds can ruin the enjoyment of a programme.

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Apple to hold media event on September 1, may update iPods and Apple TV Mar 12

Friday, August 27, 2010 

Apple Inc. will hold a music-centered event in San Francisco, California on September 1. It has been widely speculated that the company will introduce an updated line of iPod portable music players and a new Apple TV.

The company e-mailed invitations for the event to various media organizations on Wednesday. The message included a picture of a guitar and the time of the event. Apple did not release any information about what products would be involved.

Apple has released new iPods through previous similar events in September in anticipation of the holiday shopping season. This year, Apple may unveil a new iPod Touch with two cameras, similar to their recent iPhone 4 design. It will likely also update the iTunes music store and software.

Speculation about a new Apple TV is mixed. While many blogs are reporting that a refresh of the device will be announced, analysts say that it is unlikely to happen during next Wednesday’s event. According to Reuters, sources are saying that Apple is negotiating with major television networks, including ABC and NBC, in order to provide shows for purchase on iTunes. However, they also reported that the deal has not been completed, and none of the companies involved have commented on the rumors.

It has also been rumored that Apple will introduce a new online music service. In 2009, Apple took over a company that allowed users to stream music online rather than download individual songs. Apple has not confirmed the rumors.

Last September’s media event saw the return of Apple CEO Steve Jobs after he took a break to undergo a liver transplant. This year, the event will be held in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, previously used by Apple in April for the unveiling of the iPad.

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Apple to hold media event on September 1, may update iPods and Apple TV Mar 10

Friday, August 27, 2010 

Apple Inc. will hold a music-centered event in San Francisco, California on September 1. It has been widely speculated that the company will introduce an updated line of iPod portable music players and a new Apple TV.

The company e-mailed invitations for the event to various media organizations on Wednesday. The message included a picture of a guitar and the time of the event. Apple did not release any information about what products would be involved.

Apple has released new iPods through previous similar events in September in anticipation of the holiday shopping season. This year, Apple may unveil a new iPod Touch with two cameras, similar to their recent iPhone 4 design. It will likely also update the iTunes music store and software.

Speculation about a new Apple TV is mixed. While many blogs are reporting that a refresh of the device will be announced, analysts say that it is unlikely to happen during next Wednesday’s event. According to Reuters, sources are saying that Apple is negotiating with major television networks, including ABC and NBC, in order to provide shows for purchase on iTunes. However, they also reported that the deal has not been completed, and none of the companies involved have commented on the rumors.

It has also been rumored that Apple will introduce a new online music service. In 2009, Apple took over a company that allowed users to stream music online rather than download individual songs. Apple has not confirmed the rumors.

Last September’s media event saw the return of Apple CEO Steve Jobs after he took a break to undergo a liver transplant. This year, the event will be held in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, previously used by Apple in April for the unveiling of the iPad.

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Possibilities ( A Poem To My Grandson Who Died Of Cancer) Feb 19

By Rose Dempsey

Sometimes your memory just comes to mind

and I wonder how you’d be

if you’d been given a chance to live

to be a man of twenty three.

Maybe you’d be married

have a son to call your own,

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drive a truck, maybe fly a plane

and we’d chat on the phone.

And you’d tell me all your good times,

I’d commiserate with the bad,

give you a shoulder to lean on,

and listen when you felt sad.

But this is all wishful thinking

as I’ll never again see you smile,

only in the pictures

I look at once in a while.

Three years ago you left us,

in fact it’s almost four,

sometimes I really miss you

and others, I miss you more.

About the Author: Rose Dempsey has been writing poetry most of her life and has been published in various anthologies, Poetry Now magazine, church bulletins and newspapers. She lives in SC with her husband and a menagerie of goats, chickens, cats, dogs, guinea fowl and a house full of foster kittens

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Preparations for inaugural Bathurst International Motor Festival begin Feb 12

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 

The Bathurst Regional Council has begun preparing the Mount Panorama motor racing circuit for the inaugural Bathurst International Motorsport Festival (BIMF) to be held between April 13 and 16, 2006. The Mount Panorama motor racing circuit is considered to be the home of motorsport in Australia.

Council’s staff have been busy cleaning the facilities, erecting signage, checking pedestrian bridges and inspecting the track surface for the past few days.

The BIMF will be the first event to be held at the 6.2 kilometre circuit over Easter since 2000. In 2000, Event Management Specialists held the first motorcycle racing event since 1990, but due to EMS going bankrupt a short time after their 2000 event was ran and the inability of the then Bathurst City Council to find another promoter, the Easter event was canned.

The BIMF is inspired by the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival in the United Kingdom. The Bathurst Regional Council and event promoter Global Entertainment Team promise that the event “will cater for all motoring enthusiasts, collectors and historians”.

According to the BIMF website, the on-track program consists of:

Off the track, the organisers have promised manufacturer displays, merchandise stands, music, joyflights, Off-road demonstrations and joyrides, autograph sessions and interviews with influential people in the Australian motor industry.

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