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Our Local Festival: Haven for Dressing Up


Lisa Park

According to my favorite online encyclopedia, Mardi Gras is an annual festival marking the final day before the Christian fast of Lent, a 40-day period of self-denial and abstinence from merrymaking. It is also known as Shrove Tuesday or Carnival. Mardi Gras is the last opportunity for revelry and indulgence in food and drink before the Lent. The word Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday in the French word.

The date of Mardi Gras changes from year to year, but it is always falling between February 3 and March 9. The Carnival season is marked by spectacular parades featuring elaborate floats, beauty pageants, elaborate costumes, masked balls, and dancing in the streets. The most famous of these kinds of festivals are those found in Brazil and in New Orleans.

Ah, so this is where our city got our very own festival. During the 1980s our city was a rich city because of the sugar industry. Sugar barons strut around like kings and own vast tracts of land like the old medieval feudal system. However, the crash of the sugar industry brought about widespread unemployment and poverty. It was a very painful wake-up call for everyone who thinks the days of plenty will never end. The local government, in response, decided to hold a Mardi Gras like street party where the people wore smiling masks and dance in the streets. It was a successful festival. The people for a moment forgot their misery and it even proved as manna from heaven when tourists began arriving to witness the event thus giving money to the city because of tourism.

The city then provided different gimmicks to keep the visitors coming. Popular bands and artists were invited to perform during the week-long event. Then there were mask making contests and dress up games for children. The dress up games go hand in hand with mask wearing and during the festival one can always see children in costumes and masks. Winners of these contests usually earn a modest amount enough to compensate for the effort in joining this mask making contests and dress up games.

As a youngster, I enjoy these dress up games. I would go with my family watching the street dance competition and taking in the sights. It was a sort of a family tradition for us to join the celebration until nighttime, eat out in one of those outdoor barbecue places (our city is famous for its barbecue chicken) and then try the various kiddie rides in the carnival for a cheap price.

My fondest memories of attending these festivals are not the dress up games and mask making contests or the street dancing that I witnessed but this singular scene wherein my father would raise me up and put me in his shoulder so that I could see what was going on around me despite the throngs of people in the streets. Since then I always make sure to join in the celebration, I am anticipating what surprises have the local government in store for next year.

About the Author: Lisa Park is a 23 year old author and a blogger. She loves to surf the net, watch movies and listen to music. Regina Spektor is one of her favorite pianists. Playing dress up games is also one of her favorites. To find out more about her just drop by at

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Sunday, March 11, 2007 The Malta Labour Party (MLP) wins this year’s round of local elections, in which the turnout was 68 per cent, which could have been higher perhaps had it not rained all day yesterday.

The Malta Labour Party wins an absolute majority of around 53 per cent and the Partit Nazzjonalista (Nationalist Party) 43 per cent, with the rest of the votes going to Alternattiva Demokratika (AD) and independent candidates.

In 2004, the last time elections were held in the same localities, the MLP won 50.2 per cent of the vote, with the Nationalists securing 46.4 per cent and AD 1.5 per cent.

The elections held in one-third of Maltese localities, in 22 localities out of 69 localities. These localities are 16 in the island of Malta: Birgu (Città Vittoriosa), Qormi (Città Pinto), Siggiewi (Città Ferdinand), Attard, Birzebbugia, Floriana, Gharghur, Gzira, Hamrun, Luqa, Marsaxlokk, Mosta, Paola, Safi, Santa Lucija, Swieqi, and in 6 localities on the island of Gozo: Kercem, Munxar, Qala, San Lawrenz, Xaghra, and Zebbug (Gozo). The largest locality in this round is Mosta and the smallest locality is San Lawrenz.

According to the Maltese Ministry for Justice and Home Affairs, local council elections are held every three years, on the second Saturday of March.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

More than 100 protesters gathered Saturday in San Francisco to object to the Human Rights Campaign‘s (HRC) stance on gender identity.

The protesters picketed the HRC’s annual fundraising dinner to protest the organization’s efforts to remove gender identity protections from legislation that would add sexual orientation to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

The group was clad in a variety of outfits, ranging from street clothing to drag to camp gear; some wore make-up or fake moustaches. Cross-dressers, gays, lesbians, transgender and gender inspecific individuals were in attendance. The group claimed a unified purpose: to express feeling betrayed by the HRC’s action, a move the protesters argued is opposed by over 350 local, statewide and national LGBT advocacy organizations.

The event quickly developed into more than ordinary civil disobedience. The “Left OUT Party: A Genderfal Gay-la” elicited a festive mode among individuals who oscillated between roles of protester and entertainer. At times, it was difficult to determine one from the other.

“Some may say that incrementalism is a smart and sound political strategy, but we don’t think that throwing the transgender community under the bus in the name of incrementalism [is] really what the LGBT community is all about,” explained Left OUT organizer Hunter Hargrave.

Some HRC dinner invitees smiled in acknowledgment of the protest, which handed out fliers supporting a united position on the ENDA and encouraging invitees of the $300 event to partake in the picketing.

The counter-party was organized by a coalition of queer progressive organizations, including Pride at Work, And Castro for All, the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, the Trans March, the SF Labor Council, the Queer Youth Organizing Project and the Lou Sullivan Society/FTM International. Protesters were treated to speeches by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, who was honored by the Left OUT party as a local hero for his work in ending the ban on same-sex marriage in the California Courts, as well as City Supervisor Tom Ammiano.

Mila Ponder, host of transition issues podcast, said she found out about the event at San Francisco’s annual Gay Pride weekend in June, where supporters were handing out flyers. Other attendees had learned about the event through word-of-mouth or networking sites like Facebook.

In addition to Herrera, other honors were presented. “2008 Human Rights Heroes” included State Assemblyman Mark Leno, Police Commission President Theresa Sparks, National Center for Lesbian Rights Legal Director Shannon Miller, San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Duffy and San Francisco Labor Council Executive Director Tim Paulson.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Residents of a Leeds, England neighbourhood have requested help from a council because their neighbourhood is plagued by crime, overcrowding, and community tensions.

Leeds City Council received a request for help from residents of Hyde Park, who said they were worried about the increasing level of anti-social behavior and worsening community relations. A report will be unveiled on Wednesday by a council delegation, highlighting the problems in the area. “The people living in Hyde Park come from widely different population groups… these groups have very different customs, needs and living styles and this can provoke high levels of tension in the area,” the delegation said.

The council claims that because of the 28 per cent ethnic minority population and the 40,000 students living in the neighbourhood, there are tensions between residents. They added, however, that they are actively encouraging people to work together, citing a multi-faith forum, a cricket competition and activities which bring old and young together.

The report says that the council are trying to build relationships between Muslims and police, something which they said is “particularly important after the area’s connection to the London bombings on 7th July 2005.” A local newspaper reported that “the Shebab project introduces young Muslims to role models from sport and culture and also runs scholars’ talks to counter extremist ideologies.”

Crime has increased by 7% in the past year in Hyde Park, and residents noted that anti-social behaviour was getting worse. The council said that an anti-burglary task force had helped to reduce the number of thefts from homes. Residents complained that there was a lack of pride in the area, and at the end of the academic year in the summer, large piles of rubbish were left in streets, yards and alleyways. The report adds that the council operates a recycling scheme aimed towards teenagers, and that rubbish collections have increased.

[We are] slightly frustrated with certain communication issues that we’ve had with the council

The Guardian reported on Wednesday that campaigners are attempting to “take control of a derelict school building and transform it into a community hub are appealing for sponsors and partners in a bid to turn their dreams into reality.” They say that the unused building, owned by the council, could be used for meetings and events. A volunteer group of residents have been working on a business plan, and have gained support from local businesses to create “a vision of an open, accessible and valuable resource for all.”

A member of the commitee, however, said he was “frustrated” with the council’s attitude towards the plans. “The RPCC is slightly frustrated with certain communication issues that we’ve had with the council, but we’re working with them and hoping to gain further assistance going forward,” he said. “It’s a shame that certain setbacks could have been avoided.”

The deputation added that “a major factor in Hyde Park’s suffering is its high level of population density”, which they conceded is something they are unable to change. The council responded to complaints that streets are “cheap and unhealthy takeaways, letting agents and boarded-up shop fronts,” by saying that Hyde Park Corner and Headingley are, according to the Yorkshire Post, “thriving shopping areas and work had taken place to ensure a good mix of outlets.”

The report concludes: “The council acknowledges that because of the very particular circumstances which exist in the neighbourhood, Hyde Park faces difficult challenges which affect the quality of life of residents and that ‘normal’ service levels may not be sufficient to tackle some of these. The council will do more to enable local people to influence how services work and how local problems are tackled. Local community and voluntary groups will be invited to play an active role.”

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HPE0-J76 Preparation Material


Judith M. Ehlers

Question: 1

When using the HPE Storage Quick ROI Calculator to prepare a business case for an HPE StoreVirtual storage solution proposal, which financial metrics can be calculated for the business case? (Select two.)

A. real options valuation

B. total economic impact

C. risk adjusted ROI

D. rapid economic justification

E. NPV savings

Answer: A,C

Question: 2

A customer’s environment consists of two fabrics with four HPE B-series, fixed-port, SAN switches in each fabric. Which tool is recommended to manage and monitor this environment?

A. HPE Fabric Watch

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B. HPE SAN Network Advisor

C. HPE SAN Visibility

D. HPE OneView

Answer: B

Question: 3

Which area of IT management is covered when integrating HPE Operations Orchestration into a solution?

A. managing hybrid cloud environments arid IT services

B. automating and coordinating IT processes

C. simplifying management and control of the data center

D. delivering high-quality mottle applications

Answer: B

Question: 4

Which SAN topologies offer the highest centralized data access performance? {Select two.)

A. single switch

B. cascaded

C. meshed

D. ring

E. core-edge

Answer: B,E

Question: 5

A customer adds two new SFF 8000 enclosures that are fully populated with Nearline drives to an existing HPE 3PAR StoreServ 8400 array. The old configuration consisted of Fast Class and Nearline SAS drives in me 8000 SFF enclosure. What should the customer’s engineer do to optimize then storage configuration?

A. Run checkhealth on their system.

B. Defrag the CPGs and run align-drive on their system.

C. Run tune sys on their system.

D. Run compactcpg for existing virtual volumes.

Answer: C

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Two people have been killed as the result of a collision involving a vehicle crashing into a tree in Oxfordshire, England. The two occupants of the Subaru Impreza were four-year-old Bradley Eldridge and his father, 36-year-old Tony Eldridge, who was driving the vehicle. Both were thought to be from the village of Bicester.

The vehicle was travelling between the Oxfordshire villages of Bicester and Bucknell at around 20:15 GMT on Wednesday when it departed from the road and crashed into a tree. Both occupents of the car were declared dead at the scene of the collision.

A rapid response ambulance had been directed to the crash site, however, a spokesperson for the South Central Ambulance Service stated that “[s]adly, there was nothing that the crews could do.” The spokesperson also commented that “[a]n adult male and a four-year-old child were declared dead at the scene and our crew was stood down.”

A spokesperson for the Thames Valley Police was quoted as saying: “A police officer came across the vehicle while out on patrol. It was a significant impact and he immediately raised the alarm before going to the aid of the occupants. It is unclear at this stage when the accident happened but it is not believed to have been long before it was found.”

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By Thomas Von Ohlen, MS, NC

Are you interested in getting rid of moles, warts or skin tags without cutting, burning or using toxic chemicals which are ineffective? So was clinical nutritionist Thomas Von Ohlen.

“I am going to share with you what I have found to be in my 15 years of practice the number one, safe, natural and effective solution to these skin problems,” said Von Ohlen, who developed Plasma Pro software for the medical field.

“Allow me to offer five steps which, I know, have helped thousands of people who had previously tried and failed to get rid of their ailment with the typical medical treatments,” he said.

Step 1 — “Get it checked out.”

As with any ailment or disorder in the body, it is very important to have a trained health care professional assess your specific problem. Have them first verify that your skin growth is benign.

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Step 2 — “Get bloodroot salve.”

Once you are certain that it is not a malignant skin growth, you need to get an herbal compound called bloodroot salve. The world-renowned Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D., says this about bloodroot:

“One alternative to these procedures that I can suggest is using bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), a small woodland herb that grows in the north central United States and Canada. The red juice from the root is poisonous when taken internally, but used externally has a unique ability to dissolve abnormal growth without disturbing normal tissue.”

A quality source for bloodroot salve can be found at the Web site:

Step 3 — “Apply the bloodroot.”

Using a Q-tip or your pinky finger, apply enough bloodroot to cover the wart, mole or skin tag you want to get rid of. Once the spot is well covered, apply a bandage over it so that the bloodroot is not wiped off.

Step 4 — “Check the area, and re-apply if needed.”

Every two days, remove the bandage, apply fresh bloodroot and put on a new bandage. This will ensure that there is a sufficient concentration of the bloodroot working on the spot.

Step 5 — “Repeat process until it’s gone.”

Repeat this two-day cycle until the wart, mole or skin tag has receded to the same level as the surrounding skin. Typically, you will see results within the first week, and rarely does it take longer than a month for the entire process to be completed. To read what others have experienced using bloodroot, go to, and click on the link in the left column that reads, “Moles, warts, and skin tag testimonials”.

This five-step solution will save you a lot of time, money and aggravation. So, start today and rid yourself of those annoying and unsightly growth.

About the Author: Thomas Von Ohlen MS, NC, is a clinical nutritionist and co-author of the book, ‘101 Great Ways to Improve Your Health.’ His FREE newsletter is available at


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Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 | Author:

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Construction workers and next of kin of deceased workers filed a lawsuit in Tokyo, Japan Friday seeking damages of approximately 6.6 billion yen (about US$64 million) from the government and manufacturers related to illnesses stemming from exposure to asbestos. 178 plaintiffs; including construction workers and family members filed the suit in Tokyo District Court against 46 building manufacturers and the Government of Japan.

According to the Mainichi Daily News, the class action suit is the first that has been filed in Japan related to health damages caused by asbestos exposure at construction sites. The plaintiffs hail from the Japanese prefectures of Tokyo, Saitama and Chiba.

The plaintiffs claim that the government and manufacturers knew of the dangers of asbestos inhalation but failed to take proper precautions, including ceasing to promote asbestos as a cheap fire retardant and banning production of the material.

They state that after inhaling asbestos in the workplace, 172 people have developed lung cancer or mesothelioma, and that almost half of those afflicted are now dead. Plaintiffs argue that the government and health ministry did not act quickly enough after international organizations issued warnings in 1972 that asbestos could be a carcinogen.

Plaintiffs also place blame with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for sanctioning the use of asbestos under Japanese Industrial Standards, and with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport for approving the use of materials comprised of asbestos and other substances under Japan’s Building Standards Law.

We will do our utmost until we win the suit.

“We will do our utmost until we win the suit,” said Kazuo Miyajima, 78, who heads the group of plaintiffs. Lawyers for the plaintiffs released a statement saying: “We seek complete relief for the victims by clarifying the liability of the state and the manufacturers.”

Approximately 40 construction workers from Kanagawa Prefecture plan to file a similar lawsuit in June in Yokohama District Court.

After a 2005 revelation that residents who lived near a factory in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture developed diseases related to asbestos, the government implemented a law in 2006 which provides monetary assistance to asbestos victims and relatives of deceased family members. The plaintiffs argue that the amount of financial assistance given to families and victims of asbestos-related diseases is not sufficient.

Asbestos has been used in Japan as a fire retardant, for sound absorption, and for insulation. It was mixed in concrete and water and sprayed on walls and ceilings, but the practice of spraying asbestos in this manner was banned in Japan in 1975.

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The Gout sufferer’s List of Foods With Specific Vitamins That help You To Guard Off Attacks


Johan Ardeo

When gout sufferers are getting significant amounts of the ACES vitamins (A, C, E and Selenium) into their system there can be significant reduction in gout flare-ups and pain.

Gout is inflammation of the joints. This is caused by the excessive amounts of uric acid in the body that the kidney cannot handle. When this occurs the excess flows into the bloodstream. Uric acid in the bloodstream settles in the joints, usually in the lower half of the body. Gout is very painful and relief is necessary to be able to function and complete daily activities.

Vitamins that are known anti-oxidants are good for guarding the body against the formation of uric acid, which causes the inflammation in joints when there is abundance in the body and blood stream. There is some evidence that when the body has significant nutrients, it can resist the formation of the uric acid thus reducing the abundance of uric acid in the body, which can over flow into the bloodstream.

While many people like to take vitamins, some prefer to get the vitamins from natural sources, such as food. Below are the foods that provide these specific vitamins.

Vitamin A

Foods that are rich in vitamin A are:

Whole Milk (cow)

Red Vegetables


oRed Peppers



Green Vegetables





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Vitamin C

Foods that are rich in vitamin C are:

Wild and Black Cherries











Green Peppers

Red Peppers

Citrus Fruits



Brussels Sprouts


Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin. This means that it does not get washed out of t he body. It is stored for later use. This is important because it means that we do not have to necessarily eat vitamin E rich foods every day.

Foods that are rich in vitamin E are:

Wheat Germ



Vegetable Oils




Leafy Green Vegetables




Foods rich in Selenium are:

Nuts / Brazil Nuts are the richest


Meats (not good for gout sufferers)

Fish (not good for gout sufferers)



Some herbs that have been used to detoxify the body. Some of the herbs used for this are alfalfa, bilberry, burdoch, black cohash, buchu, and cayenne pepper. It is theorized that these herbs have medicinal properties because of the detoxifying properties and some say it is merely because of their mineral or nutrient content. Either way these herbs can be used to detoxify the body.

Hydro Cleanse

Another way to detoxify the body and flush out the excessive uric acid is to flush the body with water. Drinking ten to twelve glasses of water each day is recommended for this. The body wants to expel the excess uric acid, water gives the body the means to do that.

Knowing the right foods that give the right vitamins and nutrients is essential in optimum health for gout sufferers. Using the lists of foods above and adding these to ones diet can assist anyone with chronic gout to turn the corner to a pain free life. The results can be remarkable.

Note: vitamins are generally safe to take, but as with all supplements, please consult your doctor before taking vitamins in supplement form. Some supplements can have adverse effects when taken with medication or when the individual is suffering from certain health conditions.

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any kind of a health problem. in this article. Always consult with your health care provider about any kind of a health problem and especially before beginning any kind of an diet modification or exercise routine.

You do not have to suffer from intolerable gout pain. Fight gout through simple food changes. Make sure you check our excellent free mini-course at Learn to get gout pain relief the natural way, using simple steps to fight painful symptoms.You are free to reprint this article, provided you make no changes and include this resource box.

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