2007 Taipei International Travel Fair: Taiwanese government promote premiums on tourism industry

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

2007 Taipei International Travel Fair (Taipei ITF), supported by governments with new premiums promoted by Executive Yuan in the future, started with a great new scale at December 14 to 17. In the opening morning yesterday, governmental people and ambassadors from several countries including Taiwan successively visited this show.

The show organizer, Taiwan Visitors Association (TVA), held 2 opening ceremonies for Cross-Strait Pavilion and the main show. In the side of Cross-Strait, several teams performed traditional entertainment shows like “Bian Lian” (Face-Changing) and Martial Arts of Shaolin Monastery (In Chinese: Shaolin Kungfu) successively at press conference and welcome reception yesterday and opening ceremony today. Participants from China and Taiwan hoped the relation from Cross-Strait can be improved with tourism industry.

In the main opening ceremony, Premier of the Republic of China Chun-hsiung Chang not only announced the premiums of “2008-2009 Visit Taiwan Year” but also said: “We (the Executive Yuan) will still encourage foreign visitors visit Taiwan and also provide premiums for groups with a charter airline. with our ‘2008-2009 Visit Taiwan Year’ in the future”.

Not only Chun-hsiung Chang, Minister of Transportation and Communications Duei Tsai, Commissioner of Tourism Bureau of MOTC Janice Lai, and the current President of Palau Thomas Esang Remengesau, Jr. visited this show. Governments in several divisions participated in this show to showcase traditional cultures from several divisions with unlimited potentials on tourism industry in Taiwan.

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Sweden’s Crown Princess marries long-time boyfriend

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Sweden’s first royal wedding since 1976 took place Saturday when Crown Princess Victoria, 32, married her long-time boyfriend and former personal trainer, Daniel Westling, 36. The ceremony took place at Stockholm Cathedral.

Over 1,200 guests, including many rulers, politicians, royals and other dignitaries from across the world, attended the wedding, which cost an estimated 20 million Swedish kronor. Victoria wore a wedding dress with five-metre long train designed by Pär Engsheden. She wore the same crown that her mother, Queen Silvia, wore on her wedding day 34 years previously, also on June 19. Victoria’s father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, walked Victoria down the aisle, which was deemed untraditional by many. In Sweden, the bride and groom usually walk down the aisle together, emphasising the country’s views on equality. Victoria met with Daniel half-way to the altar, where they exchanged brief kisses, and, to the sounds of the wedding march, made their way to the the silver altar. She was followed by ten bridesmaids. The couple both had tears in their eyes as they said their vows, and apart from fumbling when they exchanged rings, the ceremony went smoothly.

Following the ceremony, the couple headed a fast-paced procession through central Stockholm on a horse-drawn carriage, flanked by police and security. Up to 500,000 people are thought to have lined the streets. They then boarded the Vasaorden, the same royal barge Victoria’s parents used in their wedding, and traveled through Stockholm’s waters, accompanied by flyover of 18 fighter jets near the end of the procession. A wedding banquet followed in the in the Hall of State of the Royal Palace.

Controversy has surrounded the engagement and wedding between the Crown Princess and Westling, a “commoner”. Victoria met Westling as she was recovering from bulemia in 2002. He owned a chain of gymnasiums and was brought in to help bring Victoria back to full health. Westling was raised in a middle-class family in Ockelbo, in central Sweden. His father managed a social services centre, and his mother worked in a post office. When the relationship was made public, Westling was mocked as an outsider and the king was reportedly horrified at the thought of his daughter marrying a “commoner”, even though he did so when he married Silvia. Last year, Westling underwent transplant surgery for a congenital kidney disorder. The Swedish public have been assured that he will be able to have children and that his illness will not be passed on to his offspring.

Westling underwent years of training to prepare for his new role in the royal family, including lessons in etiquette, elocution, and multi-lingual small talk; and a makeover that saw his hair being cropped short, and his plain-looking glasses and clothes being replaced by designer-wear.

Upon marrying the Crown Princess, Westling took his wife’s ducal title and is granted the style “His Royal Highness”. He is now known as HRH Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland. He also has his own coat-of-arms and monogram. When Victoria assumes the throne and becomes Queen, Daniel will not become King, but assume a supportive role, similar to that of Prince Phillip, the husband of the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II.

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Buy Commercial Signs In Oklahoma City

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The initial aspect of a business a potential customer sees is their signs. This is the first impression they will have of the business. An attractive sign that is bright will entice people into a building. Likewise, a dull sign with burned out letters will quickly turn customers away. Business owners need to make a great first impression as well as a lasting impression on their customers. One great way to market a product or service is by advertising it with a bold sign. There are a number of places to buy commercial signs in Oklahoma City.

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Business owners can create their own customized signs that are personal to their business needs. There are metal, plastic, wood, and various other signs available. Signs may be electrical. They can be extremely large to cover the side of a building or very small to stick into a lawn to advertise. Signs may be made with cut vinyl or contain digital ink-jet printing. Large custom banners may also be hung to represent a company or show special deals and sales either inside or outside a building.

It is common for people to buy lettering and graphics to display on their cars or trucks in remembrance of a friend or loved one, to show off their personality, or advertise their business. This is another way to advertise a business beyond getting commercial signs in Oklahoma City. The decals can be professionally printed and placed or people may do the project themselves.

Promotional products are also a good way to spread business around the neighborhood. Company owners can get their business name and logo printed on ink pens, calendars, magnets, key chains, and a number of other items people use on a regular basis. As they use these products, they will have to notice the business name and logo. If customers decide they need these particular services or products, they will be further persuaded to commit to the business if it has nice signs and banners on display at the store. Owners should factor advertising costs into the amount of profits they will receive in return.


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Glenbard East defeated by Benet Academy in Illinois basketball sectional

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Benet Academy Redwings 68 54 Glenbard East Rams

Top-seeded Glenbard East High School was expected to win the Class 4A Neuqua Valley High School Sectional championship on Friday night. Yet with a lot of determination and a strong defense, the Benet Academy varsity boys basketball team defeated the Rams 68–54. 

The game marks Benet’s sixteenth straight victory this season, giving the Redwings a 26–3 overall record. It is also their first sectional championship since the 1982–1983 season, which was the last time Benet advanced to the Class AA state tournament; there they lost to Thornton Township High School in the quarterfinals.

The Redwings’ aggressive man-to-man defense certainly kept the Rams out of their comfort zone amidst the crowds in the sold-out Neuqua gym. As Benet forward Mike Runger said, “We made them play to their weaknesses instead of letting them get comfortable doing what they want to do.”

Benet scored 71 percent of its shots in the first half, while Glenbard East scored only 27. While the Rams led twice in the first few minutes (3–0 and 7–5), the Redwings led 12–7 after the first quarter. A three-point shot made by Dave Sobolewski two seconds before the buzzer gave Benet a 27–16 lead at the end of the first half. 

Glenbard East desperately attempted a comeback in the second half, but Benet maintained a lead ranging from 10 to 18 points. Rams guard made four three-pointers in the fourth quarter, but to no avail. As Benet coach Gene Heidkamp said, “…we knew they were going to come at us and give us a ton of pressure. We were a long, long way from being comfortable at halftime.”

Benet will play Simeon Career Academy from Chicago in the supersectionals at Hinsdale Central High School on Tuesday night. 

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Australian MPs exchange fighting words over healthcare rebate

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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Fighting words were exchanged in the Australian House of Representatives over the matter of the division of Medicare safety net payments per electorate. The Minister for Health and Ageing Tony Abbott (Liberal, Warringah) had introduced a policy that the Government would pay Medicare users up to a fixed amount — the safety net — to help in addressing “gaps” in certain payments which Medicare would not cover, such as certain hospital payments. The Opposition was opposed to the idea on efficacy counts.

Abbott was asked a Dorothy Dixer in Question Time today about the benefits of the safety net. He alleged that criticism by the Opposition Health spokeswoman Julia Gillard (Labor, Lalor) that the safety net favoured Liberal/National Party coalition electorates was misleading as it was a Labor electorate, Grayndler that received the “highest safety net benefits per electorate”.

This led Gillard to make a personal explanation after Question Time, stating that “the top four electorates receiving money under the Medicare safety net are Wentworth, North Sydney, Bradfield and Warringah” — all coalition electorates. The Leader of the Opposition, Kim Beazley (Labor, Brand), put a question to the Speaker of the House, David Hawker (Liberal, Wannon) asking of the Speaker his “assurance that no person is being deliberately misled by the actions of any other person”.

Abbott had then interjected towards Beazley, saying “You big bellowing cow”; the Speaker asked Abbott to withdraw, but Abbott mentioned that “the Leader of the Opposition regularly interjects ‘pompous ass’ and ‘goose’, but I am happy to withdraw”. Beazley then responded through the Speaker saying of Abbott, “I think that he is a sleazy, dummy-spitting, little git.”

Abbott then made a personal explanation of his own, saying “The safety net benefit per person in the electorate of the member for Grayndler was $591, the highest in New South Wales…the safety net benefit in the electorate of Sydney was $589, the second highest…the benefit in the electorate of Lowe was $458, the third highest”.

The matter was not further raised at the time, but after the Matter of Public Importance debate, Gillard moved a motion to suspend standing orders which would prevent Abbott from explaining his earlier claim “when this claim is totally untrue”, to correct the “grossly inaccurate and misleading statement”, to “apologise to all Members in this place” and to “apologize to the Member for Grayndler and his constituents”. Gillard also listed the amounts of payments “released by the Minister himself”, that Wentworth received $7.8 million, North Sydney received $7.5 million, Bradfield received $6.9 million, Warringah received $6.3 million; whereas Grayndler received only $3.6 million. She attempted to debate the motion but a gag motion to silence Gillard was moved and won because of Government numbers. Anthony Albanese, the Labor member for Grayndler attempted to second the motion but the gag was moved on him as well. The final vote on the motion was lost 55 to 79.

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A Closer Look At The Things You Need To Understand About Botox

A Closer Look at the Things You Need to Understand About BOTOX

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BOTOX is the trade name for a chemical developed from Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Muscles are prevented from moving or contracting if the chemical is injected to them in small amounts. BOTOX relaxes the muscles and helps make the skin appear smoother with fewer wrinkles.

A BOTOX treatment is great for several months. It is incredibly effective to clear away wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and neck where muscles are almost never used. However, BOTOX does not work when put on the muscles around the mouth because these are utilized more frequently. BOTOX will also be inadequate for wrinkles that are created by sunlight damage.

If you are a resident of Los Angeles and wish to have BOTOX therapies, invest time to look for a competent physician. Select a licensed Los Angeles specialist who is extremely familiar with BOTOX treatments, has great credentials, is affiliated with a local health care facility, and has modern clinic facilities and devices. This physician will take into account your medical history and review the whole treatment as well as your expectations from it.

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A BOTOX therapy takes about ten to fifteen minutes. You may feel a sting because anesthetics are not used in the procedure. After the therapy, patients are urged to stand and sit only. They really should not lie down or contact the injection site to stop the BOTOX chemical from migrating to muscles not included in the treatment.

BOTOX therapies have no downtime. Full effect usually takes fourteen days, but marked progress can be noticed in 3 to 4 days. The therapy is perfect for 3 to 6 months. When the outcomes of BOTOX begin to wane, you have to revisit your

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Study links foie gras consumption with Alzheimer’s, arthritis, diabetes, other diseases

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A study published on June 18 in the American Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found a link between the consumption of foie gras and other meat products and a number of diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus type 2, tuberculosis, and amyloidosis. The link exists in genetically susceptible individuals.

The study was lead by Alan Solomon, M.D., a professor and researcher at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and the director of the Human Immunology and Cancer / Alzheimer’s Disease and Amyloid-Related Disorders Research Program. Amyloidoses are a group of disease states caused by the deposition in vital organs of proteins in the form of fibrils, causing a range of symptoms such as swelling and kidney damage. The deposition of amyloid beta in the brain is central in the origin of the disease process of Alzheimer’s disease. Foie gras is made from the livers of ducks or geese that have been force-fed.

According to Solomon, “we posit that this and perhaps other forms of amyloidosis may be transmissible, akin to the infectious nature of prion-related illnesses [such as mad cow disease]. In addition to foie gras, meat derived from sheep and seemingly healthy cattle may represent other dietary sources of [the fibrils]. People with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or other amyloid-associated diseases should avoid consuming foie gras and other foods that may be contaminated with fibrils,” continued Solomon.

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Author of My Billion Year Contract reflects on life in elite Scientology group

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wikinews interviewed author Nancy Many about her book My Billion Year Contract, and asked her about life working in the elite Scientology group known as the “Sea Org“. Many joined Scientology in the early 1970s, and after leaving in 1996 she later testified against the organization. Published in October, Many’s book has gone on to become one of the top selling new books on Scientology at Amazon.com.

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Consider A Penalty Abatement And Irs Tax Guidance If You Want To Eliminate Tax Penalties}

Consider a Penalty Abatement and IRS Tax Guidance if you want to Eliminate Tax Penalties

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