Princess Beatrice’s unlocked BMW stolen

Thursday, January 8, 2009

British royal Princess Beatrice, age 20, has become the victim of thieves, who stole her prized £17,000 black 1 Series BMW while she and her police bodyguard were shopping in Devonshire Place in Kensington — leaving the vehicle’s keys in the ignition.

The luxury car, which has a personalised number plate and contained some personal items, was a gift from her father, Prince Andrew, for her 17th birthday in 2005.

Media reports said that Beatrice was “extremely embarrassed” about the theft in a street in the West 1 area, which happened Wednesday just after 9am in London. She later joined her sister, Princess Eugenie, age 18, at a nearby pub. Metropolitan Police said Westminster officers were investigating the reports.

The BMW 1 Series (code names E82 and E87,) is a small-luxury car / small family car produced by the German automaker BMW since 2004. The 1 Series is the only vehicle in its class featuring rear-wheel drive and a longitudinally-mounted engine.

Princess Beatrice of York (Beatrice Elizabeth Mary; born 8 August 1988) is the elder daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York. Thus, she is fifth person and the first female in the line of succession to the thrones of sixteen independent states. When she was born, she was the first princess born into the immediate royal family since Princess Anne in 1950.

This is not the first time the Princess suffered a loss. In December, her Norfolk terrier Max went missing in Windsor, but reappeared three weeks later on Saturday, alive and well.

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Remove Unwanted Hair With Laser Hair Removal

byAlma Abell

Removing unwanted hair can cause you to invest in a wide range of products from hair removal creams, razors, and even devices that pull hairs from the root. Not only do they take a lot of time and money, but some of those options can be painful. You may not want to use some of those options on every part of your body either. What you need is a way to remove hair that is easy, affordable and proven to work. Laser hair removal is the perfect way to get rid of unwanted hair anywhere on your body. People that want to try services for hair removal in Cincinnati, OH, should locate a facility that has had many years of experience using laser hair removal systems.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

State of the art laser hair removal systems include EpiLight. EpiLight uses an intense pulsed light that is more adaptable, and called IPL for short. When IPL is compared to older lasers, it is clear to see why it is a desired hair removal choice. IPL emits a spectrum of various light wavelengths which equates to more hair removal possibilities. Treatments are flexible and can be adjusted for different skin types and hair colors. It can also be used on any part of the body or face. The IPL works the same as a laser in that it emits energy in the form of a light that the hair follicle, shaft and the hair itself absorb, which is then heated so it can be destroyed. The procedure feels much like a rubber band snap that can immediately be treated with a cooling gel to ease the discomfort. Clients can apply make-up directly after a treatments and return to their daily lives looking normal. The beauty of using IPL procedures is that they are FDA approved and have lasting effects for hair reduction. These types of treatments should only be performed by professionals that have many years of experience so they can provide you with the best care in a private and comfortable environment.

Hair Grows in Cycles

It is important to understand that hair removal should be a part of your continuing beauty regime. You weeks. Treatments all depend on your skin tone, the color of the hair, density and texture.

Anderson Cosmetic and Vein Institute offer professional and expert treatments for hair removal in Cincinnati, OH. When you want to get rid of unwanted hair, contact them to set up a consultation.

Canadian nuclear reactor shutdown causes worldwide medical isotope shortage

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The nuclear reactor at Chalk River, Ontario in Canada was shut down on Thursday, May 14 by the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) due to a leak of heavy water. Government officials say that by Saturday the demand for medical isotopes will no longer be met, due to the shortage caused by the closure.

Medical isotopes are used in diagnostic procedures for cancer, heart disease and other medical conditions. When radioactive isotopes are injected into the body, radiologists can view higher radiation via medical imaging, enabling them to make a more accurate diagnosis.

Estimates suggest that the reactor will be shut down for approximately one month for repairs. The Chalk River Laboratories produce 33% of the international supply of medical isotopes.

Lisa Raitt, Natural Resources Minister said, “A secure supply of medical isotopes is not only an issue for Canada, it is an international issue that is being addressed co-operatively by all isotope-producing countries.”

“It may mean that if you have an elective study booked … that patient is going to be deferred and will have to wait until the situation is resolved. I’m reasonably confident that for most patients, if they’re having an acute problem, that problem is going to be dealt with – and the greater the acuity, the more likelihood it’s going to be dealt with quickly and expeditiously,” said Dr. Karen Gulenchyn, a nuclear medicine expert.

“The government of Canada is engaging international isotope producers as well as companies such as MDS Nordion, Lantheus, and Covidien, who all play key roles in securing medical isotope supply for North America,” said Raitt and Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq.

In December 2007, the 52-year-old reactor was shut down and the Canadian House of Common stepped in to restart the reactor.

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Plan Your Next Vacation With An Exotic Vacation Agency

byAlma Abell

For some people a vacation truly means just a stay away from home in a hotel or other lodging. It is meant as a time for rest and relaxation. However, increasing numbers of travelers now want their vacations to be a window into the world and all that it offers. For those thrill seekers, only an Exotic Vacation Agency can help them find the adventures they so desire. An Exotic Vacation Agency truly has the knowledge necessary to make even the most remote location and extreme activities possible.

Any sort of getaway can be planned and reserved by an Exotic Vacation Agency for their guests. For example, cruises are always popular. A cruise can be a romantic trip to the Caribbean or a trip that explores the rugged coast of South America. Lodgings on land can be cottages on stilts standing in deep blue waters just off shore or tree house units high in the trees.

For some travelers, there is only one way to travel. They enjoy taking the typical tourist vacation to Hawaii, merely lounging by the hotel pool or setting a towel on the sand of a crowded beach. Visiting Hawaii as a thrill seeker is an entirely different trip. Now you can hike into the lush green playground of the island mountains and climb an inactive volcano in the footsteps of the first Hawaiians. But no active traveler stops there. Mexico our neighbor to the south is also a popular travel destination for the adventure oriented traveler. Explore the Yucatan of Mexico with an experienced tour guide as you trek through history with the remnants of the ancient Mayan civilization at your feet.

Canada denies visa for Africa’s top biosafety negotiator

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Dr. Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher, the Ethiopian government’s chief scientist and its representative to the Montreal-based UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) had his passport returned without the requested Canadian visa, and without explanation. Dr. Tewolde is Africa’s chief negotiator for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

Tewolde had announced he would be visiting Montreal the first week of August to lobby for the labeling of genetically modified (GM) seeds and food products and urge companies and governments to accept liability for environmental contamination their seeds could lead to. Canada has yet to ratify the UN biosafety protocol and opposes compulsory genetically modified labeling and liability.

Dr. Tewolde has worked against terminator technology (genetically-modified seed rendered sterile at harvest time, forcing farmers to buy new seeds each growing season). In the past, Dr. Tewolde has disagreed with Canadian scientists on proposed methods to regulate GM products.

“Dr. Tewolde is one of the most respected scientists in his field,” said Pat Mooney, representative for the conservationist ETC Group in Ottawa, “If the Canadian government can’t make sure Dr. Tewolde has his visa for the opening of the meetings, Canada does not deserve to host the Convention on Biological Diversity.”

Dr. Tewolde himself is concerned that Canada’s actions signal a pattern, “Now that I have been prevented from coming to Montreal, who knows which ones of you will be prevented next time?” he wrote.

This closely mirrors another more recent incident where 12 Ugandans (mainly youths) were denied visas by the Canadian High Commission in Kenya. After making two applications and having met all the requirements asked by the commission, the Ugandan delegation was still denied visas.

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Six-year-old boy on vacation in Venezuela dies in plane crash

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Six-year-old Thomas David Horne from the United Kingdom has died and eleven other British tourists were injured Friday when their plane crashed in Canaima National Park in Venezuela. They were on a sight seeing tour of the world’s tallest waterfalls, the Angel Falls.

The single engine, nine-seater Cessna 208 Caravan, lifted off shortly before the end of the runway, lost power, and then surged briefly before plummeting into the Venezuelan jungle in front of the 3,200 ft falls.

“It started to take off and we sensed it was losing power. Then it seemed to get it back and lifted off just 200 metres before the end of the runway. Then it dived into the trees,” reported Makeli Freire, a park tour guide.

Three of the injured sustained serious injuries, while the others suffered mainly broken bones. Thomas Horne, who sustained serious head injuries, died on the way to a local hospital. The pilot, co-pilot and tour guide were among the injured. Everyone on board was flown to Ciudad Bolívar, the capital city of Venezuela’s Bolívar state, where they were treated for their injuries. Among the injured were Thomas’s mother and father Jane and David who were among those who had broken bones. They were British tourists finishing up a two week holiday to Venezuela.

“The young boy died as he was being flown to hospital. His parents are both physically OK but are completely distraught over the loss of their son,” said Maiker Puga, of the Ciudad Bolivar clinic.

Liz and her husband Keith Grainger and S. Phillips, also British tourists, were also injured in the crash. The names of the three other British tourists and the three person crew who were injured have not been released at this time.

The plane tour was offered by First Choice, a division of TUI Travel PLC who extended their “heartfelt sympathy to family and friends during this deeply sad time.” LTA airline has suspended further flights until the investigation is concluded.

June Holman, Thomas’s aunt who was not on holidays said, that “there is nothing worse than losing a loved one, especially not a young child with their whole life ahead of them. The thoughts of us all are with his parents Jane and Dave at this very sad time.”

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Wikinews interviews 0 A.D. game development team

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

0 A.D. is a historical, open source, strategy game, published by Wildfire Games. It focuses on the period between 500BC and 500AD. The game will be released in two parts: the first covering the pre-AD period, and the second running to 500AD. With development well underway, Wikinews interviewed the development team.

Aviv Sharon, a 24-year-old Israeli student responsible for the project’s PR, compiled the below Q&A, which the full team approved prior to publication.

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Nyc Apartment Rental Resources

By Zack Forester

How much rent can I afford?

As a guideline in NYC, you can expect to spend approximately 25% of your gross annual income on rent. For example, if you earn $80,000 per year, plan to spend $2,000 a month on rent. What do landlords commonly require? Most landlords require their tenants to be of good credit and gross an annual income of 40 to 50 times the monthly rent.

What is a Guarantor?

A guarantor, also called a co-signor, is someone who is willing to guarantee your lease. The guarantor is responsible for all terms of your lease and your rent payment, should you default.

Do I need a Guarantor?

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If you do not meet the financial or credit requirements, a guarantor is one way for you to secure an apartment. Most students and young individuals require a guarantor due to their inability to meet income requirements. When it is an issue of bad credit, however, a guarantor in conjunction with extra security might be needed. Please let your agent know if you will need a guarantor so he/she can better prepare your application.

Who can be a Guarantor?

A guarantor does not have to be a relative, but many landlords require the guarantor to live in the tri-state area: New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. Try to prepare your potential guarantor in advance. Speak with them about what they would be responsible and the paperwork that would be required of them. Timelines for apartment applications are subject to change. As a result, you might have to act quickly and the guarantor’s cooperation may be critical for your approval.

So what does a guarantor need to do? A guarantor needs to fill out an application form and provide the same required documents as the applicant. In terms of income, they are required to gross an annual income of 80 to 100 times the monthly rent of the apartment. The guarantor does not have to be present at the lease signing unless otherwise stated by the management company.

Rentals: The landlord owns the entire NYC building. Stabilized and non-stabilized apartments are included in this category.

What you need to know: The approval process for NYC rentals are relatively short, taking approximately seven days. It is based upon a credit check and financial requirements. Usually the tenant is expected to have a net income of 40 to 52 times the monthly rent. The security deposit is usually equal to one month’s rent for NYC rentals.

Condos: The apartments in the building are owned by individuals for residential and/or investment purposes. Owners are able to determine rent and length of leases for NYC rentals that are condominiums.

What you need to know: The approval process can take up to 30 days and is based on a credit check and the individual owner’s requirements. Application and move-in fees are common. Usually the tenant is expected to have a net income of 40 to 52 times the monthly rent. The security deposit for your NYC apartment may exceed one month’s rent.

Co-ops: The building is structured like a corporation. Individuals do not own an NYC apartment but shares of the building according to the size and value of their unit.

What you need to know: There are many restrictions on the rentals of co-ops including rent price, length of lease, roommates, etc. The approval process can take up to 45 days. Prospective tenants must submit extensive personal and financial information as well as interview with the co-op board. Usually the tenant is expected to have a net income of 40 to 52 times the monthly rent. One can also expect sizable application and move-in fees. The security deposit may exceed one month’s rent. Also, applying to a co-op can be problematic for diplomats or new hires without an established credit history.

Metropolitan Property Group the Manhattan-based commercial and residential brokerage is set to open a fourth office in Midtown West later this month. CEO and founder’s recent interview:


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