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Combat Obesity With Healthy Asian Recipes Sep 16

Submitted by: Eufemia Balasco

It is obvious that obesity is an increasing trend in the United States. Presently it is quite common even though really worrying to see obese children. The fact that more and more people are following unhealthy diets and don’t exercise is a significant contributor to obesity. Instead of participating in activities at the playground or taking part in sports like basketball or football children today spend their free time sitting in front of the television or the computer or playing games on their PS3 or other game consoles. To add to this their diets most likely consists of sodas, burgers, chips, cookies, ice cream and a number of other high calorie and unhealthy foods. It is no wonder that they become sick while very young and rarely live past 50.

Obesity develops when you consume a lot of calories but don’t burn them by taking exercise. Even though biggest component that causes people to become overweight is the environment, with the correct perseverence, the problem can be averted. Your risk of getting dangerous diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, sleep apnea, gallbladder disease, and cancer, raises if you are or become overweight. That is why as early as now, look after your body by having a proper diet and do regular exercises. On the other hand, if your child is obese or overweight, you can take a positive step and make your whole family practice eating healthy foods daily, and you can begin an activity for the whole family that induces movement of the body, which can become your child and the whole family’s exercise routines.

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The Asian diet is a diet that has become popular at present. People who are trying to find an effective diet program discovers the Asian diet, realizes it works, and they inform their family and friends about it. Through word of mouth, a lot of people have discovered the health advantages one could get by eating healthy Asian recipes daily, and practicing Asian Fitness and Exercise. Yet another way that people continue to discover the Asian diet is through the internet. Several websites have been created to tell the public about the said diet and its benefits. A more comprehensive source of information about the diet can be located on e-books also.

One website online that I have confirmed to be accurate is Dina’s Asian Diet, Nutrition and Fitness blog. Unlike other websites I came across, the information that can be seen on the blog was from an individual born and raised in the Asian region. You can learn on her blog a great deal about the Asian diet, wholesome and delicious Asian recipes, plus some Asian health tips. It was on the said blog where I learned about the health benefits of bee products like honey and bee propolis.

The Asian diet is a great way to fight obesity. This increasing rate of obesity is not showing signs of slowing down but you don’t have to be a part of it. Ensure the health of your family by making a change towards healthy eating and exercise today.

About the Author: Eufemia is a freelance writer, hobby painter and mother of two beautiful sons.Some of the

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Ford’s US auto sales spike, surpassing GM
Sep 16

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ford Motor Company said on Tuesday that its sales in the United States rose 43% in February compared to the same period last year, as the automaker outsold rivals Toyota and General Motors.

The strength of our new products … are resonating with customers

Ford said that total sales improved to 142,285 units, compared to 141,951 units sold by GM. Additionally, Ford said that its share of the total US car market rose to 17%, up from 14% a year ago. The increase was better than analysts had predicted, and Ford’s stock rose to a five-year high in morning trading, before declining later in the day. Ford’s sales were significantly influenced by a 74% increase in fleet sales to businesses. Rental car agencies alone accounted for around 30,000 units sold. Sales to retail consumers increased only 28%.

The increases were led by sales of two sedans, the Fusion and Taurus, which rose 166.5 and 93.3% respectively, although sales of other models such as SUVs and pickup trucks also increased. Both models were significantly redesigned last year, and analysts said that improved quality from such cars were driving the increases.

Other companies also reported February sales today, nearly all reporting sales gains as well, although none as large as those of Ford. Toyota was the sole exception to the sales gains, as their sales declined 8.7%, as the company was faced with a global recall during the month that led to a temporary stoppage of production for some models.

“The strength of our new products … are resonating with customers,” said Ken Czubay, Ford’s vice president of sales and marketing. However, he believed that traditional Toyota customers were not buying rival autos, but rather awaiting the results from the recalls.

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Scotland go down to South Africa in rugby
Sep 15

Saturday, June 10, 2006

The Springboks defeated Scotland in a rugby test in Durban, South Africa. The Springboks intended to defend its unbeaten home record under Jake White, whilst the Scottish showed good form in the Six Nations.

Scoring opened in the third minute, with Percy Montgomery landing a penalty goal to put South Africa three points in front. Scotland replied five minutes later with a penalty goal of its own by Chris Paterson to tie the game at three points all. In the 15th minute, the Springboks team was disallowed a try after the referee consulted the television match official. However, in the 16th minute, Schalk Burger is given a try. It was converted by Montgomery, to give the Springgboks an 11 points to three lead. A minute later Breyton Paulse touches down in the corner for another South African try, though it is not converted, Scotland now trails three points to 15. Paterson booted a penalty goal in the 25th minute to put Scotland back in the game, though Montgomery did the same in the 32nd minute. The Springboks entered the break leading 18 points to six.

Four minutes in from the break, Paterson kicked a penalty goal, putting Scotland back in the running, the score now being 18 points to nine, with over half an hour of game time remaining. However, the South Africans made a Scottish comeback all the more unlikely as Andre Snyman scoring a try in the 53rd minute. Montgomery converted the try, and South Africa was now leading 25 to nine. South African took the lead to 28 points with another penalty goal in the 61st minute. Two minutes later Montgomery scored a try and although he missed the conversion, he was successful with a penalty shot six minutes later. With just over ten minutes remaining, the score was 36 points to nine in favour of the Springboks. Simon Webster made sure that Scotland finished on a high note, scoring the last try of the match, which was subsequently converted by Paterson. The final score was 36 points to 16. The nations will meet again next week.

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Baby Shower Favors Because Guests Deserve A Gift!} Sep 08

Submitted by: Janet R.

As the party comes closer, the last thing on your list that you have to accomplish are the party favors. A baby shower you will be hosting may obviously invite a number of people close to the mom-to-be. Without them, the party won’t going to happen. They deserve a gift that will not only show how much they have been appreciated, but also a gift that will remind them about the baby shower.

Ever since baby shower favors have started, guests always warmly welcomed these tokens as a symbol of appreciation and thanks from the guest of honor. They have been a traditional part of any baby shower, that is why it is hard to say no of having them in the party. Baby shower favors need not be expensive. If you are on a tight budget, choose those that are inexpensive yet worthy to cherish. Of course, you don’t want to offer something inexpensive but will obviously end up trash.

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When you choose favors for the shower, stay focused on the theme that you’ve chosen. It would really make sense to have a theme because it will not only help you decide on the favors you are going to pick, but also on the rest of the details that a baby shower must have. There are lots of themes to choose from. For example, if you wish to have a Disney theme for the baby shower, work it out by incorporating Disney characters in your decorations, invitations, centerpieces and of course party favors. Miniature version of such characters can make great souvenirs of the party.

Don’t disregard edible options. Edible party favors are not just delightful, but they can also make an affordable suggestion for a baby shower on a budget. Edible party favors include chocolates, candy bars, mints, gums, cookies, cupcakes, mini baby shower cakes, chocolate truffles, fortune cookies, jams, honey, and even coffee or tea. Edible baby shower favors can either be homemade or store-bought. If you can make your won treats at home, then feel free to do so. However, if you prefer such idea, make sure to start making treats as early as possible, but not too advance that will make the treats wait and get spoiled. There are lots of specialty stores where you can purchase edible favors for the baby shower. These stores can cater your needs and other special request you want for the treats, make them personalized for example.

Bathroom novelties are also popular choices when it comes to baby shower souvenirs. You can think of giving soaps, bubble bath, bath salt, towel, or even candles or other aromatherapy stuff that are usually in our bathroom. You can have these items packaged in a neat beautiful favor bags or tulle.

Baby shower supplies such as favors, invitations, games, decorations and game prizes are available in an endless selection both in local and online stores, the same with other baby-related items, baby gifts, nursery furniture, christening gifts and birthday gifts.

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Eastern Conference wins 2008 NBA All-Star Game
Sep 08

Monday, February 18, 2008

Eastern Conference 134 128 Western Conference

The Eastern Conference defeated their Western Conference counterparts at the 2008 National Basketball Association All-Star Game held at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday. The final score was 134-128.

The East took an early 11 point lead in the first 5 minutes, due to an injured Kobe Bryant only playing 2 minutes before sitting on the bench for the rest of the game. “There’s one player we really, really missed, and that was Kobe,” said West coach Byron Scott. The West later reduced the lead to 2 points, but at halftime, the East led 74-65.

The West trailed by 13 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but rallied behind New Orleans point guard Chris Paul, who had seven assists in the final period. With 2:48 remaining, Brandon Roy scored a layup on an assist from Paul, giving the West a 122-119 lead, their biggest lead of the game.

The East then answered back with two three-pointers from Ray Allen, before Chris Paul tied the game with a three-pointer of his own. However, the East would then take the lead and the game with layups from Dwyane Wade and Allen, as well as a driving dunk from LeBron James. A Brandon Roy three-pointer put the game within three points with 8.7 seconds left, but 3 free throws from Ray Allen sealed the win for the East.

“The fourth quarter was crazy,” said Chris Paul. “We were down 13. We picked up the intensity. We took the lead a few times but Ray Allen was unbelievable the way he shot the ball. And that last dunk by LeBron, we had two people on him but that still wasn’t enough.”

With 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 assists, James was named the All-Star Game’s Most Valuable Player for the second time in his career. Some television commentators also considered Ray Allen a likely choice for the award, with 14 of his 28 points coming in the final 3 minutes of the game. “I think Ray Allen had a heck of a shooting night,” James said after being presented the award.


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Get Help With Condo Management} Aug 12

Submitted by: Charles Freita

Whether you own a single condo or multiple buildings of condominiums, renting out the condo spaces can be a great option for bringing in passive income and for letting tenants pay down your mortgage. Renting out a condo can be a good way to keep the space while you wait for it to appreciate in value, and can be a wise investment alternative due to the uncertainties of the stock market.

While renting has many perks and benefits, however, it has one major downside: you need to deal with the logistics of being a landlord. There are a huge variety of different responsibilities that go along with renting out a condo and those responsibilities only grow when you have multiple units to rent out. The responsibilities associated with condo rentals are one reason why many people are reluctant to enter into the market of renting properties. Unfortunately, people miss out on great opportunities because of their hesitation in dealing with managing condos- and it isnt necessary to miss out because help is available.

How to Get Help With Condo Management

Those who want to rent out condo space without having to worry about the day-to-day aspects of managing tenants and rental properties can get professional help. There are property management companies who specialize in all types of rental properties, including companies that specialize in managing multi-family real estate and condo rentals.

When you work with a professional who has experience in condo management, the professional property management company can handle all of the legal, financial and procedural issues associated with renting. The company, for example, can help you to:

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Advertise vacancies and find tenants for the property

Set the appropriate rental amount given the costs of operating the condo/building and the going market rate

Interview perspective tenants and run background checks

Facilitate the signing of leases

Collect rent from tenants

Deal with tenant complaints

Deal with maintenance issues

Recommend ongoing repairs and upgrades to keep the property in good shape and to prevent big maintenance problems from developing

Address problems such as non-payment of rent and work through the legal steps of the eviction process

These are just a few of the many different types of assistance provided by condo management companies. Condos also have special rules/regulations in many cases and the condo building may have a board or association. Property management companies who specialize in condo management and multi-family real estate can deal with the logistical issues raised by the interaction of renters with condo rules/condo boards.

Property management companies are experts in what they do, and they know and understand how to make your condo rental or condo units profitable. It always pays to turn to the professionals to handle complicated and time-consuming tasks and successful property management is one of the areas where a professional can help the most.

To learn more about how you can get help with condo management or about the benefits of having your condo space professionally managed, get in touch with an experienced property management agency who specializes in multi-family real estate units.

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Bitmover ends free Bitkeeper, replacement sought for managing Linux kernel code
Aug 12

April 7, 2005

Bitmover, the company producing a management program for computer source code named Bitkeeper (BK), announced on April 5 that it will no longer be providing a free version of its product.

As a result of Bitmover’s announcement, the programmer who wrote the original Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds, stated on a mailing list that he “decided to not use BK mainly because [he] need[s] to figure out the alternatives”. As to an alternative to Bitkeeper, Torvalds hinted that he is considering Monotone but that Subversion, a recent replacement for CVS, is out of the running. Bitkeeper was originally developed to allow Torvalds to manage code contributions more easily, according to Jeremy Andrews at, and was previously provided to kernel developers free of charge, though it was restricted in its use.

Bitkeeper is the software that Torvalds and hundreds of other Linux developers use to manage submissions of code to the Linux kernel, the heart of the computer operating systems referred to as “Linux” or “GNU/Linux”. Linux is distributed in many different forms, bundled with other software by companies such as Red Hat, Novell, and Linspire.

While the details are not clear, it appears from Andrews’ article that Bitmover’s decision to stop releasing the free version of Bitkeeper is related to a dispute with Torvalds’ employer, Open Source Development Labs (OSDL).

According to Kerneltrap, an OSDL contractor had been reverse engineering the free version of Bitkeeper in order to make an open source replacement, which is prohibited by the license under which the free version of Bitkeeper is released. Nevertheless, Torvalds notes in his post that he is “personally very happy with BK, and with Larry [McVoy, the CEO of Bitmover].”

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Open Rights Group holds first conference in London
Aug 11

Sunday, July 25, 2010

London — The Open Rights Group, a pressure group pursuing reform of intellectual property law in the United Kingdom, held its first “ORGCon” yesterday at City University London. Approximately 100 delegates took part in six hours of panel discussions and workshops on a wide range of topics in intellectual property, discussing such subjects as “How To Talk To Your MP” and “ACTA: A Shady Business”, in what ORG billed as a “crash course in digital rights” designed to inspire campaigning on intellectual property issues.

Cory Doctorow, a fiction author and digital rights activist, led the keynote panel discussion “Thriving in the Real Digital Economy”, which opened the conference. Doctorow called for a “reframing” of the digital rights slogan “information wants to be free”. “The most important thing” about digital rights, he noted, “has nothing to do with art. We are refitting the information network with lots of control.” Digital rights management (DRM) technologies, Doctorow warns, build in limitations on how consumers exchange information and “abuse the market”. John Buckman of Magnatune followed up Doctorow’s comments, noting that DRM is “unsustainable” but that the public needed to “pressure companies into” open-source solutions.

A keynote speech by James Boyle compared the current age to the age just before application of the theories of Adam Smith and other early capitalist economists began breaking down the entrenched monopolies of mercantilism. Boyle called on the audience to come up with a “jaw droppingly simple” idea for a reformed copyright system; he gave his speech in front of a projection of the twitterfall as audience members commented on his words.

Boyle, like most of the conference, took a pro-reform but anti-piracy position, saying “It is a tragedy that an entire generation has lost the notion that breaking the law is wrong”. While several members of the Pirate Party UK, wearing matching t-shirts, attended the conference and held a fringe meeting during the last session, none spoke in the keynote sessions either as panelists or in the discussions.

Among the many workshops which comprised the last three hours of the day, Open Rights Group held a session on student groups and committed itself to establishing Open Rights Group Youth societies at universities across the United Kingdom. Young activists, such as Wikipedian Jdforrester, also dominated the “Your Shout” session in which any and all delegates could give three-minute speeches on any intellectual property subject which interested them.

The organisation hopes to host a second ORGCon in 2011.

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U.S. Supreme Court overturns Arthur Andersen conviction
Aug 11

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a witness tampering conviction against accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP for destroying documents related to now-bankrupt energy giant Enron Corp. The verdict virtually put Andersen, once one of the largest accounting firms in the world and the fifth-largest in the United States, out of business.

In a unanimous opinion written by Chief Justice William Rehnquist, the court threw out the verdict due to serious flaws in the jury instructions. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals had upheld Andersen’s June 15, 2002 conviction in Houston.

In the court’s view, the instructions allowed the jury to convict Andersen without proving that the firm knew it broke the law or that there was a link to any official proceeding that prohibited the destruction of documents. “The jury instructions at issue simply failed to convey the requisite consciousness of wrongdoing,” Rehnquist wrote. “Indeed, it is striking how little culpability the instructions required.” Rehnquist’s opinion also expressed grave skepticism at the government’s definition of “corrupt persuasion”–persuasion with an improper purpose even without knowing an act is unlawful. “Only persons conscious of wrongdoing can be said to ‘knowingly corruptly persuade,’ ” he wrote.

The ruling came very quickly, as oral arguments in the case had taken place on April 27. Justice Department attorneys claimed Andersen employees were instructed “undertake an unprecedented campaign of document destruction” in order to impede a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into Enron’s conduct. Deputy Solicitor General David Dreeben likened Andersen’s behavior to “shredding its smoking guns.”

However, Maureen Mahoney, arguing for Andersen, countered that the employees involved merely followed the company’s policy on destroying unneeded documents, and that the shredding occurred before Andersen received a subpoena on November 8, 2001. She also claimed that under the government’s legal definition of “corrupt persuasion,” acquittal was virtually impossible.

The justices seemed to indicate which way they were leaning very early in oral arguments, as they peppered the government lawyers with hostile remarks.

Justice Antonin Scalia called the government’s theory of prosecution “weird.” Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was particularly troubled by the trouble the jury initially had sifting the evidence. “If this thing is so confusing,” she asked, “how is a businessperson supposed to know? How is a lawyer supposed to know?”

Andersen’s appeal was backed by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In a friend-of-the-court brief, the association claimed that the government’s broad definition of “corrupt persuasion” put defense lawyers at risk for prosecution simply for advising clients of their rights to assert legal privileges or review document retention policies.

Despite the ruling, which returns the case to the Fifth Circuit, it is highly unlikely Andersen will ever return as a viable business. It lost nearly all of its clients after its indictment, and was forced to shut down its American accounting practice due to federal laws that forbid convicted felons from auditing public companies. The firm still faces more than 100 civil suits related to its audits of Enron and other companies. Once 28,000 employees strong, the Chicago-based Andersen is now down to around 200 employees who are largely occupied with handling the civil suits and other details of winding down the partnership.

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