Interpol arrest Karachi fire suspect in Bangkok

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by j87wDX on 20-02-2017

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Interpol on Friday evening arrested Abdul ‘Bhola’ Rehman in Bangkok, Thailand. Rehman, 46, is accused of starting a 2012 garment factory fire in Karachi, Pakistan that killed over 250.

Initially thought to be accidental, the fire is now believed to have been set deliberately by an extortion group targeting the factory’s owners. Rehman is accused of receiving an order to start the fire. He is expected to be extradited to Pakistan where he is facing charges under terrorism legislation.

The Pakistani Interior Ministry was ordered by a court to arrest Rehman and another suspect, Hammad Siddiqui, with assistance from Interpol. A third accused, Zubair alias Lala, is detained in Pakistan. Around a dozen further suspects are under investigation.

The Ali Enterprises factory fire in Karachi’s Baldia Town area was among the worst industrial disasters in Pakistan. A judicial enquiry found insufficient emergency exits, insufficient safety training, overcrowding due to bulky equipment, and insufficient regulatory oversight all contributed. German firm KIK, the facility’s main customer, paid compensation to victims.

Once facing now-abandoned murder charges, the factory’s owners are now being treated as witnesses. Papers lodged before Sindh High Court in February last year suggested an extortion plot. A reinvestigation commenced the following month, and earlier this year police confirmed they too believed an extortion gang to be responsible.

Rehman was arrested at the Royal Garden Home Hotel, where he was staying alone. He is alleged by some reporters to have connections with the Pakistani Pak Sarzameen Party and Muttahida Qaumi Movement, something both organisations deny. He is also alleged to have worked for Karachi’s local government.

Rehman’s wife said he was innocent.

Antique Bedroom Furniture The Antique Chest Of Drawers}

Filed Under (Bedroom Accessories) by j87wDX on 19-02-2017

Antique Bedroom Furniture The Antique Chest Of Drawers



Antique chests of drawers were meant for a general household when they were invented but in course of time the antique chests of drawers became essentially a piece of bedroom furniture. Antique chest of drawers or bureaus are strictly of utilitarian purposes and remains a primary piece of furniture. Over the centuries this simple chest of drawers became a marriage coffer and a thing of great beauty, an object on which a wealth of inlay, carving, and painting was expended. Very soon the chest of drawers ceased to be an empty box with large space that was filled with goodies and started appearing as a convenient piece of furniture with compartments adding to its importance as storage bureau.

Besides the ambiance it gives as a permanent piece of furniture, an antique chest of drawers offers a huge convenience of storage place for bed-linen, winter ware and clothing in a modern home, and came to be appreciated.

Antique chest of drawers are of two types, those that are raised on twisted supports or legs, and those that rest on large balls or bun-like feet.

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The evolution of antique chest of drawers:

In the later part of the 17th century the paneled fronts of antique chest of drawers and their framework started giving a new order of things. Material like Oak and styles of flat stretcher, early marquetry and lacquer started appearing in antique chest of drawers. Metal-work as brass handles and key-plates were found more suitable in antique Walnut chest of drawers.

Antique chest of drawers on stands started getting newer styles and newer types of feet and legs. Once Walnut stopped being the favorite for antique chest of drawers, Mahogany took over in the making of antique chest of drawers. Antique chest of drawers were veneered, inlaid, and ornamented, according to the styles prevailed.

Antique chests of drawers on stands continued to be made well into the early years of the eighteenth century with twisted legs that were cupped and turned. These antique chests of drawers came with two long drawers and two half-length drawers of varying depths. sometimes a shallow drawer was added in the plinth of antique chests of drawers.

Antique chests of drawers

on ball or bun feet started showing damage, and started getting replacements of bracket feet.The marquetry antique chests of drawers are a distinctive class of antique chests of drawers with a style of their ornamentation that changed very little over the years. Initially the marquetry antique chests of drawers bore natural flowers and leaves. Then the marquetry antique chests of drawers got Acanthus leaves. Later the marquetry antique chests of drawers were made with conventional patterns and scrolls of foliage that bore little affinity to the realistic forms of the earlier marquetry antique chests of drawers.

The lacquered antique chests of drawers of the Orient, Dutch and English origin were beautifully ornamented with metal plates and handles as devised by the English makers of lacquered antique chests of drawers. Wrought-iron hinges and lock-plates had been discarded in favor of carving. In Oriental antique chests of drawers metal work and brass plates were used. From antique chests of drawers evolved the antique chests of drawers with plain fronts and serpentine shapes independently. During the eighteenth century metal handles and handle-plates were used on the antique chests of drawers.

Antique chests of drawers

on stands continued to be made well into the early years of the eighteenth century with twisted legs that were cupped and turned.

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Popular soap opera ‘The Young and the Restless’ celebrates 35 years on the air

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The popular American soap opera The Young and the Restless, currently the reigning Emmy Award-winner for best daytime drama, celebrated 35 years on the air Wednesday.

The 35th anniversary also comes after the series, known colloquially as Y&R, marked its 1,000th straight week as the highest-rated soap opera in a daytime slot. In addition to keeping the #1 spot every week since December 1988, Y&R has also been the top-rated soap in the African-American demographic since 1991.

A trend-setter since the beginning, Y&R relied on character-driven storytelling, accentuated with understated sexuality from its cast, which at that time was mostly young, in order to bring in teenage and twentysomething viewers who were ignored by soap producers and networks up to that time. These traits immediately set Y&R apart from other soap operas, and other soaps have since mimicked Y&R’s formulaic approach to offering something for everyone, especially younger viewers.

Since premiering on March 26, 1973, Y&R has become a worldwide cultural institution in its own right, racking up an impressive 100 Emmy Awards between the writers, producers, cast and crew since 1974. The show has aired in over 100 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, and Turkey, and reaches a worldwide audience of ten million daily. So far-reaching was Y&R’s appeal that Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci chose the serial’s theme song as accompanying music to her floor exercises at the 1976 Summer Olympics. In Australia, where Y&R has aired since 1974, the show was canceled by the original network that aired it in 2007, prompting a widespread fan backlash in that country. It was quickly moved to a pay channel.

Over the past 35 years, countless characters, marriages, divorces, births, deaths, and every joy and trauma in between have visited the residents of Genoa City, where Y&R is set. To commemorate the milestone, Mike Halterman from Wikinews interviewed three actresses who have played long-running characters on Y&R, and asked them to share their memories. All three responded to questions about what being on Y&R means to them, what their favorite storylines were, what they perhaps would have wanted to do all over again, and what they’d love to tell their fans directly.

Below are portions of all three interviews.


  • 1 Wikinews interviews Y&R cast members
    • 1.1 Questions asked to all three
    • 1.2 Questions asked to Melody Thomas Scott
    • 1.3 Questions asked to Michelle Stafford
    • 1.4 Questions asked to Tricia Cast
  • 2 Sources

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2010 BRIT Awards highlights

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by j87wDX on 18-02-2017

Friday, February 19, 2010

The 2010 BRIT Awards, presented by the British Phonographic Industry, is an annual award ceremony for music artists. This year, the competition took place in the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London, England. The event started taking place in 1980, with this year’s event being the 30th BRIT Awards. This year, the programme was broadcast live – although with a short delay to allow censorship of strong language – on ITV1 from 2000-2200 GMT on Tuesday. 5.8 million viewers watched it, which was an audience share of 21.9%.

The main presenter of the programme was British comedian Peter Kay, although various other celebrities also presented awards, including actor Andy Serkis, musician Melanie Brown, singer Shirley Bassey, television and radio presenter Jonathan Ross, actor Idris Elba, singer Geri Halliwell, television presenter Cat Deeley, comedian Alan Carr, singer Mika, fashion designer and film director Tom Ford, former glamour model Samantha Fox, musician Noddy Holder and musician and actress Courtney Love. Fearne Cotton was also a backstage presenter during the event. There was also an after show highlights programme broadcast on ITV2, immediately after the programme on ITV1 had finished, from 2200-2300 GMT. Presenting on the programme was Rufus Hound and Caroline Flack. BBC Radio 1 also had continuous official coverage on the station throughout the day of the awards, with disc jockeys Scott Mills and Greg James hosting a programme on the station at around the time of the award ceremony.

The BRITs is a celebration of all that is totally outstanding and unique about British music. But what’s less well known about the BRITs is the fantastic work it does raising millions of pounds for the BRIT trust which has benefited thousands of young people to develop their talents and generally enrich our society. Well done on all you’ve achieved.

Various artists, all of which were BRIT Award nominees, performed during the ITV1 programme. Lily Allen, JLS and Kasabian were amongst the performers. American musician Lady Gaga said that “[t]his is for Alexander McQueen“, who died on February 11, 2010, before performing two of her tracks – Telephone and Dance in the Dark. Dizzee Rascal and Florence and the Machine performed a duet entitled You’ve Got the Dirtee Love, which was a merger of two songs – You’ve Got the Love, which was originally recorded by The Source and Candi Staton – and later covered by Florence and the Machine – and Dirtee Cash, which was originally performed by Dizzee Rascal.

After Jay-Z and Alicia Keys performed their song Empire State of Mind, Cheryl Cole performed her track, Fight For This Love, although the performance featured excerpts from Show Me Love, a track that was originally recorded by Robin S.

Lady Gaga won all three awards that she was nominated for, including “International female solo artist”, “International breakthrough act” and “International album”, the latter being for The Fame. In one of her acceptance speeches, she said: “Thank you, thank you so so much. I love my fans. Thank you. My fans in the UK, thank you.”

When accepting the award for “British male solo artist”, rapper Dizzee Rascal stated: “It’s about time as well.” Music group JLS were nominated for three awards and won two of them – “British breakthrough act” and “British single”. Group member Oritsé Williams stated in the acceptance speech: “We never ever thought this would happen, you’ve made our dreams come true.” Kasabian was given the award for “British group”. Lily Allen, who was wearing an orange wig during the award ceremony, received the award for “British female solo artist”. In her acceptance speech, she declared: “Oh my god. I only wore this orange wig ’cause I though it’d make it harder for them to find me, the cameramen, and catch my disappointed face.”

British group Florence and the Machine won the “Mastercard British album” award for the album Lungs. Florence Welch of the group accepted the award, stating: “Thanks so much for having me back. Cheers! […] There are so many people that help me make this album and so many people who supported it, people like you.” The award for “BRITs performance of 30 years” went to former group the Spice Girls for their performance of Wannabe/Who Do You Think You Are. The award for “International male solo artist” went to rapper Jay-Z.

Former British group Oasis were awarded with the honour of “BRITs album of 30 years”, for their album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?. Former group comrade Liam Gallagher came onto the stage to accept the award and told the viewers: “Listen kids. I wanna thank Bonehead, Quiggs, Alan White… the best fucking fans in the world. Live forever.” He then threw his microphone and the trophy into the crowd and walked off the stage. Presenter Peter Kay then came on and said about Gallagher: “What a knobhead.”

At one point during the programme, a pre-recorded video with Prince Harry of Wales in it was shown. In the video, Prince Harry said: “You’ll be pleased to know that I’m not gonna sing, but only because I don’t want to show up the next act. The BRITs is a celebration of all that is totally outstanding and unique about British music. But what’s less well known about the BRITs is the fantastic work it does raising millions of pounds for the BRIT trust which has benefited thousands of young people to develop their talents and generally enrich our society. Well done on all you’ve achieved. I hope you have a fantastic evening.”

The “Critic’s choice” award was given to British music artist Ellie Goulding. The “Outstanding contribution award” was won by British musician Robbie Williams, who performed a medley of thirteen of his songs at the end of the programme – Let Me Entertain You, Supreme, Millennium, Feel, Everything Changes (originally performed by Take That, the group that Williams was formerly a member of), Angels, No Regrets, Bodies, Come Undone, Morning Sun, Rock DJ and Rudebox.

Below is a complete list of the recipients of the awards on Tuesday night. Please note that the awards list is not in order of when they were given out.

The Five Easy Methods Of Successful Puppy Training. You Can Easily Train Your Puppy Before It Is Three Months Old}

Filed Under (Dogs) by j87wDX on 18-02-2017

Submitted by: Annette Masse

It used to be the case that dog training courses didn’t begin until a dog was 6 months of age. Twelve months, as believed by some trainers, was soon enough. Most people now believe that the first few months of a puppies life are the most valuable and important time to start training.

Puppies are always learning new things.

Puppies are learning each and every day.

They will learn whether we formally train them or not.

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Puppies learn quickly since they have no prior experience in any situation.

Because puppies are so open-minded, they can be molded into wonderful, obedient pets.

Though there are several training methods, I prefer the one kindest to the dogs.

We can’t cover everything in one short article but here is the big picture.

One: Opportunity Training – This type of training introduces the puppy to training without him realizing it.

Two: Attention Training – When introducing a brand new command, I wait until the puppy is doing that command before I give it. I introduce the command “Watch” as the puppy is awaiting his reward. Because the dog has a very short attention span, you must praise him immediately.

Three: The Sit – Kneel on the ground and get the puppy’s attention by allowing him to sniff the treat in your hand. Place your hand above the puppy’s head. Because it is easier to look up at the treat while sitting, it will naturally go into the sitting position. Only when the pup sits can you use the sit command and give praise. Repeat this about 9 or 10 times.

Four: The Down – This begins in much the same way as the sit. However, this time your open hand is used to cup over the treats. The puppy will use different methods to try and get the food. He can smell the food but he cannot see it. He will attempt to move your hand out of the way using his nose. Then, he will realize it is much easier to simply lay down. Reward him and give the command “down” as soon as he lays down, while his is still in the down position.

Five: The Recall – The recall or “come” command is crucial for the behavior and safety of the dog. This command can be taught at the same time as down, sit, and stay. Have someone kneel on the ground and hold the dog. Kneel or sit a short distance from the puppy. Get the dog to look at you by placing both hands in front of you. Immediately give the “come” command. After your have the dog’s attention, ask the helper to release him. Speaking the command, “come” with lots of excitement and praise as the dog runs toward you. Give him a tidbit in reward and praise upon his arrival. Do not try to make the puppy sit or lay at the same time. Until he understands the one exercise, repeat it again and again.

Remember that even young puppies can be taught quite a bit. The little ones can learn quite quickly when good technique and a great attitude are present. Keep in mind that the idea behind training is to build confidence and a bond between owner and dog. Training exercises should be done in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. This will encourage the puppy to want to learn.

About the Author: Annette Masse, better knows as Betty Bulldog has been loving and respecting dogs for 25 years. Please take her complementary course “Love Your DogZ” for you and your dog.


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Dog’s throat cut in Cairns, Australia

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

In what the RSPCA calls a “horrific” case of animal cruelty, a dog’s jaw was taped shut, and its throat cut, in Cairns, Australia.

The Staffordshire mix, who was found by police in a critical condition last Thursday, was reportedly struggling to breath and bleeding heavily due to her throat being slashed and her muzzle being bound.

“The way they cut was almost down to the larynx, so muscles were cut but luckily they missed the jugular veins,” said Sarah Gill, the vet who stitched the 10 cm long, 3 cm deep cut.

In a statement reported on Tuesday, Inspector Cameron Buswell, a law enforcement officer with the RSPCA animal welfare charity, said it is hard to comprehend that there are people in the community capable of this level of cruelty.

“This would have to be up there as one of the more horrific cases we’ve dealt with […]The poor dog must have been petrified. How she didn’t die is miraculous.” he said.

Named ‘Franky’ by rescuers, the dog is progressing well along her road to recovery, has a warm, loving and kind nature, and has begun to come out of her shell, Buswell said.

“She is a really nice natured animal and she loves being with people.”

This has become apart of string of violent attacks on pets in Queensland. Another dog in North Queensland named ‘Boof’ was beaten and left to die with a 30 kg chain around his neck in January. In May, a family dog in Toowoomba had its throat slit and a rubber band placed around the wound, twice.

The RSPCA is appealing for information from the public regarding the person or persons responsible for the latest attack.

News briefs:June 2, 2006

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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on June 2nd, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


  • 1 Headlines
    • 1.1 Consensus reached on incentive package for Iran
    • 1.2 Two Iraqi women, one pregnant, killed by US soldiers
    • 1.3 90 days of hard labor for Abu Ghraib dog handler
    • 1.4 World conference of expatriate Greeks to take place in Athens
    • 1.5 Federal and NSW governments withdraw Snowy Hydro shares
    • 1.6 “Metric tonne” of date rape drug was bound for US
    • 1.7 US accused of sinking The Pirate Bay
    • 1.8 New Zealand’s Taupo Airport worst in the world
    • 1.9 Katharine Close, 13, wins Scripps National Spelling Bee
  • 2 Closing statements

Daisuke Enomoto will be the fourth space tourist at the ISS

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Friday, March 10, 2006 Japanese entrepreneur Daisuke “Dice-K” Enomoto, 34, is set to become the fourth private citizen in space. The Arlington, Virginia-based company “Space Adventures”, which specializes in spaceflight-related travel, announced on March 7 that Enomoto was approved by the Russian space agency as a flight candidate.

Enomoto has now passed the physical examinations necessary to be cleared for training, finished the medical preparation, and signed the contract for the flight. His training with the Russian Federal Space Agency will include physical and aeronautical preparation as well as Russian language instruction.

Enomoto will be the first Japanese person to fly to the International Space Station (ISS). His trip, to take place in a Soyuz TMA-9 rocket, is scheduled for September, with a ticket price of US$20 million.

United States entrepreneur Gregory Olsen returned from the ISS in October 2005; previous space vacationers were American Dennis Tito in 2001 and South African Mark Shuttleworth in 2002.

Oral Health And Vitamin D For Dental Implants}

Filed Under (Child Education) by j87wDX on 17-02-2017

Submitted by: Dr Gowd

While fluoride has always topped our lists for dental health, making its presence felt in our everyday toothpaste; it has also on the other hand been proven to have extreme negative effects on teeth, causing ailments like dental Fluorosis. Recent reports on the other hand have re-affirmed that benefits of Vitamin D in protecting against tooth decay far exceed that of fluoride without actually having any of the negative effects of fluoride.

As reported by the Vitamin D Council:

There were also several studies reported on vitamin D and dental hospitals caries in the 1920s and 1930s. May Mellanby and coworkers in Sheffield, England, did studies on the role of vitamin D on teeth in the 1920s. The first experiments were with dogs, where it was found that vitamin D stimulated the calcification of teeth. Subsequently, they studied the effect of vitamin D on dental caries in children, finding a beneficial effect.

Studies suggest that Vitamin D helps in Calcium metabolism while also inducing an antimicrobial peptide which guards against oral bacteria that are one of the major causes of tooth decay. Studies even suggest that Vitamin D is a better and safer option than using fluoride to reduce cavities.

According to the Vitamin D Council:

Use of vitamin D appears to be a better option for reducing dental implants caries than fluoridation of community water supplies, as there are many additional health benefits of vitamin D and a number of adverse effects of water fluoridation such as fluorosis (mottling) of teeth and bones.

In an article titled Vitamin D is better than Fluoride in Reducing Cavities, Dr. Mercola suggests that the lack of Vitamin D can not only cause tooth decay but also a host of other gum diseases. He points out the risks that such a deficiency can cause. He states, gum disease increases your risk of several other serious diseases, including, pneumonia, lung disease, diabetes and strokeand vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to an increased risk of all of these conditions! This is a beautiful illustration of the interdependency between seemingly disparate systems within your body.

Sources of Vitamin D

The best source of Vitamin D is sunlight. Dr. Mercola points out, getting about 15 to 20 minutes of sun exposure a day, with at least 40 percent of your skin exposed will boost the vitamin levels above 40 ng/ml for many

Other sources for obtaining Vitamin D from food-stuff are: Cod-liver oil, soya-beans and tofu, fish, eggs, fortified cereals and milk products. Not only are the benefits of Vitamin D related to the above-mentioned points, Vitamin D also helps protect against osteoporosis and even decrease the risks of cancer.

Dr. Mercola suggests that the lack of Vitamin D can not only cause tooth decay but also a host of other gum diseases. He points out the risks that such a deficiency can cause. He states, gum disease increases your risk of several other serious diseases, including, pneumonia, lung disease, diabetes and strokeand vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to an increased risk of all of these conditions! This is a beautiful illustration of the interdependency between seemingly disparate systems within your body.

About the Author: Dr. Gowd’s Dental Hospital provides the quality dental healthcare understanding what their patients expect. The services offered include Invisalign, sedation dentistry, veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants, partial dentures, lumineers and smile designing Hyderabad. If you are looking for dental cad/cam in Hyderabad, visit our site



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