Aug 11

HSK Kormoran found, the search for HMAS Sydney continues

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced today that the HSK Kormoran has been located approximately 112 nautical miles off Steep Point Western Australia. Sonar imagery of the Kormoran shows the site consists of two main pieces at a depth of 2560 metres. A debris field 4 nautical miles south of the wreck believed to be the site of the battle.

The Kormoran (HSK 8) was a German auxiliary cruiser of Kriegsmarine during World War II. On November 19, 1941, the Kormoran encountered the HMAS Sydney. The resulting battle saw the Sydney sunk with the loss of all 645 hands, the Kormoran was scuttled by the crew with the loss of 60, 320 survivors including three Chinese prisoners of war were rescued.

The loss of the Sydney has been the subject of much controversy, speculation and conspiracy theory. There have been many searches for the two vessels, this latest search is by the “Finding Sydney Foundation”.

“Finding the Kormoran is one big step forward,” said Prime Minister Rudd. “This is an important part in resolving a 65 year old puzzle.”

Warren Snowdon Minister for Defense Science and Personnel said that the Federal Republic of Germany has been advised of the discovery and that the site is to be protected.

Finding Sydney Foundation Chairman Ted Graham says the search area for the Sydney can now be narrowed down to 300 nautical miles. “This gives us a cornerstone if you like, to start the search for the Sydney from,” said Graham. “So if we hadn’t found Kormoron it would have made it much more difficult”

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Aug 06

Helicopter crash in Hong Kong injures thirteen

Sunday, July 4, 2010

At around noon yesterday, a Heli-Express helicopter heading towards Macau crashed into the sea near Hong Kong’s Shun Tak Centre with thirteen on board. They were only slightly injured.

Witnesses say the aircraft let out a loud ‘bang’, with no flames, then slowly descended to the sea. After a while, it sank completely. Shipping was unaffected. The New Zealand Herald quoted Hong Kong’s Cable TV as saying that the rotorcraft performed an emergency landing on water after experiencing mechanical problems. The Ming Pao news agency also reported mechanical problems.

Marine police, fire services, the Civil Aviation Department, and the Marine Department immediately sent rescue ships to the scene, which is between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsular, inside Victoria Harbour. All passengers were safely rescued and sent to the Queen Mary Hospital for treatment.

The involved helicopter is an AgustaWestland AW139.

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Aug 06

UK Wikinews Shorts: December 22, 2009

A compilation of brief news reports for Tuesday, December 22, 2009.


Contents

  • 1 Man appears in court case involving murder of woman in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 2 Man jailed for murder of ex-girlfriend in Lancashire, England
  • 3 Two people killed in car crash in East Yorkshire, England
  • 4 Man dies after being found unconscious in garden in Western Isles, Scotland
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Aug 05

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Tiki Torches – For an Attractive Setting

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Mohita Bhargava

Tiki culture is not new. It started way back in the 1930s. Tiki Torches was first used for decorating restaurants on Donn Beach. These days there are different types of Tiki Torches available in different designs, styles and finishes. Going by their elegance and serene looks they provide to the surroundings, people have started using them as an accessory to decorate their patios and backyards.

Recently, all my friends wanted an evening out at a place where we could relax and enjoy. Finally the venue of the party was decided to be at my place. I thought of decorating the backyard with Tiki Torches, for a glowing ambiance. Initially the idea was to decorate the area with Bamboo Tiki Torches, to give an authentic island feel, but I thought of considering other types too.

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I knew about the popular options like Metal Tiki Torches and electric torches. After hunting around at various stores, I decided to search the Net. I was thrilled to see so many types of Tiki Torches and the kind of look they provide. Here’s what I learnt:.

Metal Tiki Torches last longer and give a permanent solution as a garden accent. They last longer and are usually made of steel or brass. They look beautiful both during the day and night.

Ceramic and Glass Tiki Torches are considered to be an elegant choice. They are more eclectic and are available in eye catching designs and shapes. The Glass Tiki Torches are similar to the ones used in London in the 18th and 19th century. They work well during the rainy season and allow the light to shine through.

Electric Tiki Torches are usually used in indoors. They are battery operated and require very low maintenance. They can be used for special lightening effect and add a special feeling to the evening.

Propane Tiki Torches/ Gas Tiki Torches have gained popularity over Oil Tiki torches. The wick of a Propane Tiki Torches doesn’t blow out from the wind. With the help of master valve one can easily control flame. You can use dimmer switch when using outdoor. They are great for outdoor parties – beach, camps, backyard or patios.

Beside the Garden Tiki Torches, there are Table Tiki Torches also available. You can use them for decorating the tables and giving a pleasant setting to the room. They are not at all dangerous and are available great styles.

I finally purchased a lovely designer Garden Tiki Torch from Heater-Store, that was offering these at competitive prices. On the internet, Tiki Torches are relatively priced low, but this doesn’t mean that their quality is been compromised. If you buy them from a reliable store, as I have done, you won’t find any problem. For more information on Tiki Torches, visit Heater-Store.Table Tiki Torches

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Jul 30

Airbrush Painting, Art Demonstration For Children

By Ray Gatica

Humble, TX – Airbrush artist is having an airbrush demonstration especially for children on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Michaels in Humble located at 19653, from 10:00-12:00 AM. The artist will demonstrate his airbrush artistry for kids painting on T-shirts. The first seven children to register that day will receive a free personalized airbrushed fun wear T-shirt.

Airbrush artist, Ray Gatica calls the Demonstration ‘Airbrush Magic’, because while he is airbrushing on the shirts – all the kids see, are colors, appearing seemingly magically on the T-shirt as the colors are sprayed from the airbrush to the shirt.

Gatica will entertain the young audience by using the airbrush along with using pre-cut templates and letters, ripped cardboard and paper and other stuff to personalize the shirts along creating special effects on the personalize the kids T-shirts to create the wearable fun wear. The artist uses a layer of two or three colors to make colorful whimsical, designs. Some of the things he will put on the shirts are whimsical colorful names along with colorful flowers, stars, baseballs, special effect graphics and things we can do spontaneously and quickly, in a about fifteen minutes per shirt. The demo is a fast paced demonstration in art and creativity, suitable for all ages.

For more information call Michaels at 281-446-2118, or Ray Gatica at 281-441-9714.

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The Process: Gatica, starts the designs by doing a light sketch with a light color (yellow), then he applies a darker color (red), and then a third color like (blue) then finally he comes in with the darkest color dark blue or black to define and finalize the design. Doing it this way allows the artist to do a quick sketch to size-up and balance the design on the shirt. Also, by overlaying the colors this way, it gives the design a colorful, soft, multicolored, contoured 3- dimensional effect. Unlike traditional mediums the airbrush instrument never touches the shirt’s surface.

During the demo even sudden mistakes and boo-boos will become something exciting. Gatica uses ripped paper towels and cardboard, precut patterns and stenciled letters to create spontaneously. Gatica’s lesson for children is to have fun creating by using what ever is at hand and to have fun creating spontaneously.

The designs for the demo will be kept simple for expediency sakes, to keep the demo fast paced. Gatica has painted on helmets, cars, and vans and motorcycles where the designs can get more intricate and expensive.

Gatica, from Airbrush Magic a commercial art studio in Humble is an artist and graphics designer. He has been airbrushing for over twenty years. Being how an artist’s life is pretty solitary, he keeps in touch with reality and other humans during these demonstrations and by making time to teach airbrush at Michaels the Humble location. From his studio, Gatica can offer one-on-one lessons, and advanced lessons for those who’d like to learn to paint on vans, cars motorcycles, with the automotive urethane paints and clears.

Airbrushing For Parties and Entertainment Events: Gatica also gets hired to do his airbrush magic at parties, and as entertainment at special, promotional events. We have worked with entertainment companies to do the airbrush tattoos and airbrushed T-shirts. I like to do the airbrushing on T-shirts says, Gatica. I get to loosen up and just have fun. When we do events kid and the audience gets to walk away with a memento from the party, something they can take home with them. This also helps the promoter to have the audience take something to keep for future reference just like any other promotional item.

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Note to editor: The artist is available to expound on the airbrushing process further, and answer any questions.

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About the Author: Airbrush Artist for over twenty years. Experienced in creating on the spot during these demonstrations. I give me a chance to show kids the seemingly magical capabilities of the airbrush. We also do party and entertainment for promotional and special events. Our site is

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Jul 30

Radio host sacked threatened freedom of speech in Hong Kong

Saturday, July 16, 2005

A Hong Kong radio host Wong Yuk Man has been sacked last week. Wong hosted a radio program which had helped him become famous by criticizing the government and the pro-Beijing political party. Commercial Radio, a private radio station and Wong’s former employee said Wong was fired because he demanded a 5-days-per-week program which the station could not deliver. However, Wong said he was fired because commercial radio station feared that the government would refuse to renew their license because of his outspoken criticism against the government. The 5 days per week program which Wong hosted had been cancelled and Wong was reallocated to host a weekly program a couple of months ago after Chen King-Hon, another outspoken radio host of commercial radio who was the most popular host at the time, was sacked and his program cancelled.

Wong and Chen, and their former co-hosts had organized 5,000 fans to join their candle night rally in Central, protesting against the alleged collusion between the commercial radio station and the government and urged for freedom of speech in Hong Kong. Donald Tsang, Hong Kong new Chief Executive, who has just replaced the unpopular Tung Chee-Hwa a month ago who had failed to finish his second term due to the alleged health problem, was criticized for restricting the freedom of speech in Hong Kong. Tsang has not yet responded to their criticism.

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Jul 30

Musician Joni Mitchell hospitalised after found unconscious in home

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Well-known Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was found unconscious on Tuesday at her Los Angeles home, and immediately taken to hospital, according to reports. An update on her condition appeared yesterday on her website.

The update yesterday on her website said, “Joni remains under observation in the hospital and is resting comfortably. We are encouraged by her progress and she continues to improve and get stronger each day.” Webpage ‘We love you Joni’ was also created for fans on Facebook and Twitter to send Mitchell messages to get well soon.

A previous statement left on Mitchell’s website on Tuesday said, “Joni was found unconscious in her home this afternoon. She regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an L.A. area hospital. She is currently in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good spirits.” They added, “More updates to come when we hear them. Light a candle and sing a song, let’s all send good wishes her way.”

According to an early report by TMZ, the seventy-one year old musician’s condition was serious, and a 911 phone call was made from her home around 2:30 p.m. local time.

Rolling Stone, also claims that a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson explained to them that, though they could not reveal who was taken to the hospital at the time, paramedics were sent to Mitchell’s house.

On her twitter account, CBC news producer Leslie Stojsic gave a conflicting statement to other reports on Mitchell’s condition, saying, “Source tells me she’s in hospital recovering after ‘minor medical emergency,’ was *not* found unconscious.” She also added, “I’m told now she’s resting in hospital and is among friends. A good sign.”

It did not take long for her condition in hospital to spread through the social media. Many tweeted prayers and well wishes; one of them being rocker Billy Idol. He tweeted, “Sorry to hear todays news about Joni Mitchell. I sang on her ‘Dancing Clown’ single many moons ago, all the best 4 her recovery.”

Mitchell also reportedly suffers from Morgellons disease; a skin condition where people claim they have fibres coming out of their skin, along with tingling sensations. In her memoir, ‘Joni Mitchell: In her own words,’ released last year, the folk artist describes her experiences with the disease saying, “All the time it felt like I was being eaten alive by parasites living under my skin. I couldn’t leave my house for several years.”

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Jul 27

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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NICHE MARKETING AND MASS MARKETING

by

davudobuya55

Mass marketing and niche marketing have too much difference. Both of these terms cannot be categorized in one term. The most common difference is the size of the market that is targeted by each term.

‘Niche marketing:

A niche marketer targets on the smaller groups of people. This person has not the capability of dealing with a larger group of people. He deals with one person at a time.

‘Mass marketing:

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Mass marketing is opposite to the niche marketing. In this term, one person deals with the larger group of the people. He deals with a group of parents of people. If mass marketer deals with group of parents, niche marketer will target single parent. This is the main difference between these both terms.

‘In mass marketing, as we know that one has to deal with a group of people, it is some kind of difficult process. If he has to show his handmade and natural product, he would go for the group of parents. Then he is supposed to make segments and categories of these parents. In first segment, the first category will be of married parents, in second there will be unmarried parents then single parents and after that truly newly married parents. When the list of parents will be categorized, he will make segments of each parent according to their age. Third step comes to categories them according to their financial status. After this whole long and tiresome process, this kind of marketer will go to do his task that he has to do.

‘On other hand, niche marketer is quite simple and easy. In this term, marketer deals only with one person at a time. He does not need to make segments or categories. He can go anywhere and in any market to achieve what he wants. He does not need to pass from any kind of long term process to tell the healing techniques of his product.

‘Another noteworthy and great difference between both of these terms is that in mass marketing, a person uses expensive ways and forms to reach to the media. Agencies and marketers spend a big amount to give ad on television, radio and other sources like that. While in niche marketing, a marketer uses snail mail or electronic mail to get his aim.

These were basic points of the difference between niche marketing and mass marketing. That will hopefully guide when one is needed.

Mass marketing and niche marketing have too much difference. Both of these terms cannot be categorized in one term. The most common difference is the size of the market that is targeted by each term.

‘Niche marketing:

A niche marketer targets on the smaller groups of people. This person has not the capability of dealing with a larger group of people. He deals with one person at a time.

‘Mass marketing:

Mass marketing is opposite to the niche marketing. In this term, one person deals with the larger group of the people. He deals with a group of parents of people. If mass marketer deals with group of parents, niche marketer will target single parent. This is the main difference between these both terms.

‘In mass marketing, as we know that one has to deal with a group of people, it is some kind of difficult process. If he has to show his handmade and natural product, he would go for the group of parents. Then he is supposed to make segments and categories of these parents. In first segment, the first category will be of married parents, in second there will be unmarried parents then single parents and after that truly newly married parents. When the list of parents will be categorized, he will make segments of each parent according to their age. Third step comes to categories them according to their financial status. After this whole long and tiresome process, this kind of marketer will go to do his task that he has to do.

‘On other hand, niche marketer is quite simple and easy. In this term, marketer deals only with one person at a time. He does not need to make segments or categories. He can go anywhere and in any market to achieve what he wants. He does not need to pass from any kind of long term process to tell the healing techniques of his product.

‘Another noteworthy and great difference between both of these terms is that in mass marketing, a person uses expensive ways and forms to reach to the media. Agencies and marketers spend a big amount to give ad on television, radio and other sources like that. While in niche marketing, a marketer uses snail mail or electronic mail to get his aim.

These were basic points of the difference between niche marketing and mass marketing. That will hopefully guide when one is needed.

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