Lobby groups oppose plans for EU copyright extension

Lobby groups oppose plans for EU copyright extension
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The European Commission currently has proposals on the table to extend performers’ copyright terms. Described by Professor Martin Kretschmer as the “Beatles Extension Act”, the proposed measure would extend copyright from 50 to 95 years after recording. A vast number of classical tracks are at stake; the copyright on recordings from the fifties and early sixties is nearing its expiration date, after which it would normally enter the public domain or become ‘public property’. E.U. Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services Charlie McCreevy is proposing this extension, and if the other relevant Directorate Generales (Information Society, Consumers, Culture, Trade, Competition, etc.) agree with the proposal, it will be sent to the European Parliament.

Wikinews contacted Erik Josefsson, European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (E.F.F.), who invited us to Brussels, the heart of E.U. policy making, to discuss this new proposal and its implications. Expecting an office interview, we arrived to discover that the event was a party and meetup conveniently coinciding with FOSDEM 2008 (the Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting). The meetup was in a sprawling city centre apartment festooned with E.F.F. flags and looked to be a party that would go on into the early hours of the morning with copious food and drink on tap. As more people showed up for the event it turned out that it was a truly international crowd, with guests from all over Europe.

Eddan Katz, the new International Affairs Director of the E.F.F., had come over from the U.S. to connect to the European E.F.F. network, and he gladly took part in our interview. Eddan Katz explained that the Electronic Frontier Foundation is “A non-profit organisation working to protect civil liberties and freedoms online. The E.F.F. has fought for information privacy rights online, in relation to both the government and companies who, with insufficient transparency, collect, aggregate and make abuse of information about individuals.” Another major focus of their advocacy is intellectual property, said Eddan: “The E.F.F. represents what would be the public interest, those parts of society that don’t have a concentration of power, that the private interests do have in terms of lobbying.”

Becky Hogge, Executive Director of the U.K.’s Open Rights Group (O.R.G.), joined our discussion as well. “The goals of the Open Rights Group are very simple: we speak up whenever we see civil, consumer or human rights being affected by the poor implementation or the poor regulation of new technologies,” Becky summarised. “In that sense, people call us -I mean the E.F.F. has been around, in internet years, since the beginning of time- but the Open Rights Group is often called the British E.F.F.

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Uncategorized January 24th 2022

Know The 6 Home Remedies For Sciatica Nerve Pain Relief

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Irritation and compression of the nerve cause sciatica pain. It mainly disturbs only a single part of the body but tends to transfer to other parts of the body over a period of time. This pain normally spreads from the lower back to the rear thigh and further extends down the leg.

Major symptoms of sciatica pain include; burning, shooting pain, numbness, tingling down the legs, and weakness in the affected leg that causes difficulty in sitting down or standing up.

No doubt, there are many conventional sciatica nerve treatment methods available right now, but they only ease the pain for a limited time. Apart from this, steroid injections are also available for sciatica nerve treatment but can cause adverse effects as well.

Today, we are going to discuss some home remedies and natural therapies with you, through which you can reduce the inflammation and pressure on the disturbed sciatic nerve. The top home remedies forsciatica nerve treatment are discussed here as under:

  1. Hot and cold compresses: Using the hot and cold pack can provide some relief from severe pain and irritation. The process to use this pack is:
  • Place the hot then cold pack on the affected area for 20 minutes.
  • Repeat the same process after every one hour until you feel some relief from the pain.
  1. Turmeric: This is another natural and effective remedy forsciatica nerve treatment because turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, which help in getting relief from the pain. The compound called curcumin contained in turmeric helps relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a hot cup of milk. Boil it properly and drink it twice a day until you notice an improvement. If needed, you can add honey to sweeten the milk.
  • Another alternative is to have 250 to 450mg of turmeric supplement three times a day, but you must consult a doctor before starting taking it.
  1. Capsaicin cream: This cream contains a pain reliever called capsaicin, which helps in depleting the level of a substance called P that transfers the pain signal. Buy the cream from the market containing 0.025% to 0.075% capsaicin. Apply it to the afflicted area four times a day for at least one week.
  2. White willow bark: This home remedy is used to get relief from long-lasting pain. The White yellow bark contains glycosides with salicin that contributes to anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Take the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.
  3. Fenugreek seeds: For sciatica nerve pain, a powder prepared from the fenugreek seeds also acts as a great pain reliever. This powder is also helpful to get relieved from pains like gout and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Grind a small quantity of Fenugreek seeds.
  • Mix it with enough milk so as to get a soft paste.
  • Apply the paste to the affected area and leave it for more than two hours.
  • Wash it off.
  • Repeat the same process daily until you see some signs of improvement in pain.
  1. Massage: This also comes under sciatica nerve treatment. Massage helps in mitigating the pain caused due to muscle contraction. Moreover, it helps in releasing the tension and encourages circulation inside the nerves. You can visit a massage parlor for taking a massage or buy the best massage chair consumer reports to enjoy massage in the comfort of your home.
Health January 24th 2022

RuPaul speaks about society and the state of drag as performance art

RuPaul speaks about society and the state of drag as performance art
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Saturday, October 6, 2007

Few artists ever penetrate the subconscious level of American culture the way RuPaul Andre Charles did with the 1993 album Supermodel of the World. It was groundbreaking not only because in the midst of the Grunge phenomenon did Charles have a dance hit on MTV, but because he did it as RuPaul, formerly known as Starbooty, a supermodel drag queen with a message: love everyone. A duet with Elton John, an endorsement deal with MAC cosmetics, an eponymous talk show on VH-1 and roles in film propelled RuPaul into the new millennium.

In July, RuPaul’s movie Starrbooty began playing at film festivals and it is set to be released on DVD October 31st. Wikinews reporter David Shankbone recently spoke with RuPaul by telephone in Los Angeles, where she is to appear on stage for DIVAS Simply Singing!, a benefit for HIV-AIDS.

DS: How are you doing?

RP: Everything is great. I just settled into my new hotel room in downtown Los Angeles. I have never stayed downtown, so I wanted to try it out. L.A. is one of those traditional big cities where nobody goes downtown, but they are trying to change that.

DS: How do you like Los Angeles?

RP: I love L.A. I’m from San Diego, and I lived here for six years. It took me four years to fall in love with it and then those last two years I had fallen head over heels in love with it. Where are you from?

DS: Me? I’m from all over. I have lived in 17 cities, six states and three countries.

RP: Where were you when you were 15?

DS: Georgia, in a small town at the bottom of Fulton County called Palmetto.

RP: When I was in Georgia I went to South Fulton Technical School. The last high school I ever went to was…actually, I don’t remember the name of it.

DS: Do you miss Atlanta?

RP: I miss the Atlanta that I lived in. That Atlanta is long gone. It’s like a childhood friend who underwent head to toe plastic surgery and who I don’t recognize anymore. It’s not that I don’t like it; I do like it. It’s just not the Atlanta that I grew up with. It looks different because it went through that boomtown phase and so it has been transient. What made Georgia Georgia to me is gone. The last time I stayed in a hotel there my room was overlooking a construction site, and I realized the building that was torn down was a building that I had seen get built. And it had been torn down to build a new building. It was something you don’t expect to see in your lifetime.

DS: What did that signify to you?

RP: What it showed me is that the mentality in Atlanta is that much of their history means nothing. For so many years they did a good job preserving. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a preservationist. It’s just an interesting observation.

DS: In 2004 when you released your third album, Red Hot, it received a good deal of play in the clubs and on dance radio, but very little press coverage. On your blog you discussed how you felt betrayed by the entertainment industry and, in particular, the gay press. What happened?

RP: Well, betrayed might be the wrong word. ‘Betrayed’ alludes to an idea that there was some kind of a promise made to me, and there never was. More so, I was disappointed. I don’t feel like it was a betrayal. Nobody promises anything in show business and you understand that from day one.
But, I don’t know what happened. It seemed I couldn’t get press on my album unless I was willing to play into the role that the mainstream press has assigned to gay people, which is as servants of straight ideals.

DS: Do you mean as court jesters?

RP: Not court jesters, because that also plays into that mentality. We as humans find it easy to categorize people so that we know how to feel comfortable with them; so that we don’t feel threatened. If someone falls outside of that categorization, we feel threatened and we search our psyche to put them into a category that we feel comfortable with. The mainstream media and the gay press find it hard to accept me as…just…

DS: Everything you are?

RP: Everything that I am.

DS: It seems like years ago, and my recollection might be fuzzy, but it seems like I read a mainstream media piece that talked about how you wanted to break out of the RuPaul ‘character’ and be seen as more than just RuPaul.

RP: Well, RuPaul is my real name and that’s who I am and who I have always been. There’s the product RuPaul that I have sold in business. Does the product feel like it’s been put into a box? Could you be more clear? It’s a hard question to answer.

DS: That you wanted to be seen as more than just RuPaul the drag queen, but also for the man and versatile artist that you are.

RP: That’s not on target. What other people think of me is not my business. What I do is what I do. How people see me doesn’t change what I decide to do. I don’t choose projects so people don’t see me as one thing or another. I choose projects that excite me. I think the problem is that people refuse to understand what drag is outside of their own belief system. A friend of mine recently did the Oprah show about transgendered youth. It was obvious that we, as a culture, have a hard time trying to understand the difference between a drag queen, transsexual, and a transgender, yet we find it very easy to know the difference between the American baseball league and the National baseball league, when they are both so similar. We’ll learn the difference to that. One of my hobbies is to research and go underneath ideas to discover why certain ones stay in place while others do not. Like Adam and Eve, which is a flimsy fairytale story, yet it is something that people believe; what, exactly, keeps it in place?

DS: What keeps people from knowing the difference between what is real and important, and what is not?

RP: Our belief systems. If you are a Christian then your belief system doesn’t allow for transgender or any of those things, and you then are going to have a vested interest in not understanding that. Why? Because if one peg in your belief system doesn’t work or doesn’t fit, the whole thing will crumble. So some people won’t understand the difference between a transvestite and transsexual. They will not understand that no matter how hard you force them to because it will mean deconstructing their whole belief system. If they understand Adam and Eve is a parable or fairytale, they then have to rethink their entire belief system.
As to me being seen as whatever, I was more likely commenting on the phenomenon of our culture. I am creative, and I am all of those things you mention, and doing one thing out there and people seeing it, it doesn’t matter if people know all that about me or not.

DS: Recently I interviewed Natasha Khan of the band Bat for Lashes, and she is considered by many to be one of the real up-and-coming artists in music today. Her band was up for the Mercury Prize in England. When I asked her where she drew inspiration from, she mentioned what really got her recently was the 1960’s and 70’s psychedelic drag queen performance art, such as seen in Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis, The Cockettes and Paris Is Burning. What do you think when you hear an artist in her twenties looking to that era of drag performance art for inspiration?

RP: The first thing I think of when I hear that is that young kids are always looking for the ‘rock and roll’ answer to give. It’s very clever to give that answer. She’s asked that a lot: “Where do you get your inspiration?” And what she gave you is the best sound bite she could; it’s a really a good sound bite. I don’t know about Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis, but I know about The Cockettes and Paris Is Burning. What I think about when I hear that is there are all these art school kids and when they get an understanding of how the press works, and how your sound bite will affect the interview, they go for the best.

DS: You think her answer was contrived?

RP: I think all answers are really contrived. Everything is contrived; the whole world is an illusion. Coming up and seeing kids dressed in Goth or hip hop clothes, when you go beneath all that, you have to ask: what is that really? You understand they are affected, pretentious. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s how we see things. I love Paris Is Burning.

DS: Has the Iraq War affected you at all?

RP: Absolutely. It’s not good, I don’t like it, and it makes me want to enjoy this moment a lot more and be very appreciative. Like when I’m on a hike in a canyon and it smells good and there aren’t bombs dropping.

DS: Do you think there is a lot of apathy in the culture?

RP: There’s apathy, and there’s a lot of anti-depressants and that probably lends a big contribution to the apathy. We have iPods and GPS systems and all these things to distract us.

DS: Do you ever work the current political culture into your art?

RP: No, I don’t. Every time I bat my eyelashes it’s a political statement. The drag I come from has always been a critique of our society, so the act is defiant in and of itself in a patriarchal society such as ours. It’s an act of treason.

DS: What do you think of young performance artists working in drag today?

RP: I don’t know of any. I don’t know of any. Because the gay culture is obsessed with everything straight and femininity has been under attack for so many years, there aren’t any up and coming drag artists. Gay culture isn’t paying attention to it, and straight people don’t either. There aren’t any drag clubs to go to in New York. I see more drag clubs in Los Angeles than in New York, which is so odd because L.A. has never been about club culture.

DS: Michael Musto told me something that was opposite of what you said. He said he felt that the younger gays, the ones who are up-and-coming, are over the body fascism and more willing to embrace their feminine sides.

RP: I think they are redefining what femininity is, but I still think there is a lot of negativity associated with true femininity. Do boys wear eyeliner and dress in skinny jeans now? Yes, they do. But it’s still a heavily patriarchal culture and you never see two men in Star magazine, or the Queer Eye guys at a premiere, the way you see Ellen and her girlfriend—where they are all, ‘Oh, look how cute’—without a negative connotation to it. There is a definite prejudice towards men who use femininity as part of their palette; their emotional palette, their physical palette. Is that changing? It’s changing in ways that don’t advance the cause of femininity. I’m not talking frilly-laced pink things or Hello Kitty stuff. I’m talking about goddess energy, intuition and feelings. That is still under attack, and it has gotten worse. That’s why you wouldn’t get someone covering the RuPaul album, or why they say people aren’t tuning into the Katie Couric show. Sure, they can say ‘Oh, RuPaul’s album sucks’ and ‘Katie Couric is awful’; but that’s not really true. It’s about what our culture finds important, and what’s important are things that support patriarchal power. The only feminine thing supported in this struggle is Pamela Anderson and Jessica Simpson, things that support our patriarchal culture.
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Uncategorized January 24th 2022

Cisco sues Apple for iPhone trademark

Cisco sues Apple for iPhone trademark
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Friday, January 12, 2007

The iPhone only made its appearance as a prototype and there have been controversies aroused.

The dispute has come up between the manufacturer of the iPhone (which was presented on Wednesday for the first time) — Apple Inc. — and a leader in network and communication systems, based in San Jose — Cisco. The company claims to possess the trademark for iPhone, and moreover, that it sells devices under the same brand through one of its divisions.

This became the reason for Cisco to file a lawsuit against Apple Inc. so that the latter would stop selling the device.

Cisco states that it has received the trademark in 2000, when the company overtook Infogear Technology Corp., which took place in 1996.

The Vice President and general counsel of the company, Mark Chandler, explained that there was no doubt about the excitement of the new device from Apple, but they should not use a trademark, which belongs to Cisco.

The iPhone developed by Cisco is a device which allows users to make phone calls over the voice over Internet protocol (VoIP).

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Uncategorized January 21st 2022

Advanced Md Emr Alternatives For Your Practice In 2021

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Despite being a powerful tool, AdvancedMD may not always satisfy your practice’s needs. If that happens, you might find yourself in the market looking for formidable EMR software. That’s where you can use our guide on topAdvancedMD alternativesfor EMR, practice management, medical billing, and other services.

Before moving on toAdvancedMD alternatives, here’s a brief introduction of all the services AdvancedMD offers and what to look for in alternatives.


AdvancedMD EHR simplifies patient information management and helps streamline clinical workflows. This tool takes care of ensuring your patients’ information is up-to-date in real-time so you can give them the attention they deserve.

Additionally, AdvancedMD EHR can provide you with telehealth capability, e-faxing interfaces, and integrated telephone software that gives you more time to focus on your patients rather than administrative tasks. AdvancedMD strives to assist you in improving the quality of its clinical workflows, reduce overhead costs, and gain a competitive advantage.

AdvancedMD Alternatives

If you’re looking for alternates to AdvancedMD, one of the top-tier healthcare IT providers, you’d need one that matches its standards. This article will discuss fourAdvancedMD alternatives. I’ll explain why they could be a good choice for your medical practice, so read on.

athenahealth EMR

If you’ve already done some background research, you might already be familiar with athenahealth and its plethora of services. Athenahealth is a healthcare IT provider that offers a complete suite of services that you might need for your medical practice.

athenahealth EMR softwareis a cloud-based platform that provides a seamless practice experience to practices of all sizes. They also offer PM, telehealth, medical billing, care coordination, RCM, and patient engagement.

Athenahealth EHR software was designed to simplify documents, clinical workflows, administrative tasks and streamline documentation. With their wide array of services and modules, they do this efficiently and effectively.

With athenahealth EMR, physicians no longer have to update manual files and keep multiple file cabinets. You could instead upload your information onto athenahealth’s cloud platform. Also, they can save time and money with their real-time record updates.

Athenahealth EHR stands out over its competitors by providing the following benefits:

  • An average error rate is less than 1%, which means medical billing is as close to perfection as humanly possible.
  • The industry’s most robust reporting module.
  • Athenahealth integrates with numerous third-party applications.

NextGen Healthcare EMR

In the case of a small or medium-scale medical practice,NextGen Healthcare EMRis well suited for your needs as anAdvancedMD alternative. By using its EHR modules on-premise and in the cloud, your practice can run more efficiently while maintaining efficient patient care. Their dashboard can be fully customized to show what you want to see first, such as problems, workflows, allergies, etc.

An integral part of NextGen Healthcare EHR is its unique integration of workflow management. These features let practitioners see the clinical workflow as well as their active workflows, future appointments, and any inconsistencies in their workflows.

NextGen Healthcare EHR stands out over its competitors by providing the following benefits:

  • Its customer service is second to none in the industry.
  • The platform is designed with clinicians in mind and follows a highly customer-centered approach.
  • This company has excellent data analytics features.

eClinicalWorks EMR

A commitment to continuous innovation, eClinicalWorks, a leading healthcare IT provider, offers EHR services. In the words of their CEO, “Our mission has grown to redefine what is possible and what is expected within the Healthcare IT industry.”

Cloud storage, practice management, reporting, analytics, e-prescribing, etc., are among the few similarities offered byeClinicalWorks EMRand AdvancedMD. However, eClinicalWorks also includes an interactive UI design, simplified patient charting, and complete compatibility throughout various devices.

eClinicalWorks EMR stands out over its competitors by providing the following benefits:

  • Healow: A telehealth platform that integrates all aspects of an appointment virtually. There is no need to install 3rd party software.
  • To ensure smooth transitions, eClinicalWorks often offers free conversion packages to new clients.
  • E-learning is available to small to medium practices in addition to on-site training.

Practice Fusion EMR

Practice Fusion EHRis a web-based system that allows physicians to integrate their electronic medical records with a wide range of other tools, such as e-prescribing, charting, and patient scheduling. For small medical practices, it is an ideal electronic health record and practice management solution.

A paper-free paper environment is enabled by streamlining clinical and non-clinical tasks you do every day with Practice Fusion EHR. The patient data, medical billing, and claims management are all accessible via the internet so long as you have access to the internet.

Practice Fusion EMR stands out over its competitors by providing the following benefits:

  • Affordable costs and a transparent billing system make it ideal for small practices.
  • Patients can use their free patient portal.

Which One Should You Choose?

When you’re looking forAdvancedMD alternatives, make sure to check out athenahealth, eClinicalWorks, NextGen Healthcare, and Practice Fusion.

In choosing an EHR software, you should consider your practice’s needs before looking at any of these EHRs. Your ideal EHR is the one that best fits those needs. Having determined your needs and which EHR software can accommodate them, the choice becomes simple.

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Helicopter January 21st 2022

Belgrade: demonstration against independent Kosovo escalates into riots

Belgrade: demonstration against independent Kosovo escalates into riots
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Thursday, February 21, 2008

In Serbia’s capital Belgrade protesters have broken into the United States embassy, and have set fire to an office, which is now extinguished. The break-in followed massive protests against Kosovo’s independence that was declared last Sunday. A couple of hundreds of thousands protested in front of the parliament building in Belgrade when masked attackers broke into the building and tried to throw office-furniture out the windows. Estimations of a number of protesters vary between 150.000 and 2 millions.

Around 18:00, after the relay, a couple hundred rioters went to Kneza Milosa Street where the US embassy is located. At 18:15 they demolished a part of the embassy and burned it. They also attacked the Croatian embassy, which is around 100 meters from the US embassy on the same street. Around 19:00 police came and clashed with the rioters using tear gas. Riots were all over downtown Belgrade. As of 22:00 the situation was under control but there are still some riots in other streets.

The tear gas polluted a couple blocks, about 350 meters up to Vra?ar hill.

The nearby Croatian embassy was also attacked. Rocks were thrown at the Canadian embassy building. This could be due to the fact that Canada has not said yet if it recognises Kosovo. Embassies of Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, United Kingdom and Germany were also attacked.

One person was found dead at the ground floor of US embassy, around 150 people were injured, including 35 policemen. Around 100 rioters were arrested.

Dirk-Jan Visser, a photo-reporter for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad was attacked by rioters. People helped him escape, and he has been taken into hospital with broken bones. He is expected to be kept in hospital until the next day. Ambulances and medical cars were called to the scene to help injured people and protesters, some cars were attacked.

Andrey Fyodorov and Andrey Pavlov, journalists of Russia Today, were also heavily attacked during the riots.

Two McDonald‘s restaurants on squares Terazije and Slavija were attacked. The restaurant on Slavija has been heavily damaged. Kiosks, stores and banks were robbed all over the centre of Belgrade. The protesters tried to attack radio/television station B92 but police had the scene under control.

“As long as we live, Kosovo is Serbia,” Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica told the crowd from a stage in front of the old Yugoslav parliament building in Belgrade, “We’re not alone in our fight. President Putin is with us”. A huge banner reading “Kosovo is Serbia” draped the front of the building.

In Washington, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack called out to the Serbian government to protect the U.S. Embassy. He said the U.S. ambassador was at his home and was in contact with U.S. officials.

The United States was one of the first countries, with the United Kingdom, France and Germany to recognize Kosovo as an independent state. Serbia however regards Kosovo as a province and is backed up in this by Russia, China and numerous other countries, including some European Union member states. Kosovo is 90% ethnic Albanian, with in the north a minority of ethnic Serbians. Belgrade has, however, not been in control over the Kosovo area since 1999, when United Nations took control.

High representative of the Serbian Radical Party, Aleksandar Vucic, said that “those who provoked Serbian people are equally responsible for destruction as rioters are.” President of Serbia Boris Tadic and President of the National Assembly Oliver Dulic and other ministers called on peace.

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Uncategorized January 21st 2022

Bridal Saree And Wedding Saree A Vintage Classic Of India

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By Victor Banheuton

Even though weddings in India are becoming modern Bridal saree and wedding saree still rule the hearts of many Indian women .The saree Indias national dress makes a woman look ethnic, graceful and elegant. Besides India, sarees are also commonly worn in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

It is usually made of silk, chiffon or cotton with intricate embroidery on the borders. If you are about to get married there are many details you may need to take care of but its equally important to take time out to find the perfect bridal saree and wedding saree. The key to finding the perfect bridal saree is to see the variety available.

The choice of fabric will determine the overall look of the saree. A silk saree with heavily embellished borders will add to the richness of the attire. The borders are usually decorated with gold threads, silver threads, stones, sequins, kundan or zardosi. If you are having a summer wedding a silk saree may make you feel too hot, instead wear a lighter fabric such as georgette or chiffon.

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Today a number of modern brides are choosing vibrant colors such as magenta, gold, dark blue, pink, green and orange. But if you want to be completely traditional then go for red as this color is believed to bring happiness and good luck. You can also experiment with the length of the saree. Usually the standard length of a saree has been around 4 meters but you could go for a longer flowing saree for that extra oomph .When deciding how heavy the embroidery on a saree must be dont forget to keep your budget in mind.

Some sarees are heavily embellished the entire length with semi precious stones, zari or zardosi .Although this may look pretty it will also add extra weight. You can always go for a lighter saree with a heavily embellished Pallu but with fewer decorations on the insides. If you do not want to spend thousands of rupees on a new bridal saree and wedding saree you can always dig out your mothers old wedding saree and revamp it. The blouse can be paired with a new lehanga or a saree. You can restyle it by giving it a better fit, stylish sleeves and a deep neck.

The surface ornamentation such as the old zari borders and motifs can be used on a new fabric altogether .You can also add new embellishments to your mothers existing saree, give it a new color combination or better still your mothers bridal saree and wedding saree can be converted into a gorgeous shalwar kameez, churidar or lehanga with a combination of other fabrics and crystals. The choices are really endless and the value the new style will bring will be priceless. So dig into your mothers trousseau to see if anything catches your fancy.

Remember the hottest look this season is simplicity combined with elegance so do not overdo it with fake jewels. Subtle zari embroidery will enable you to wear your saree time after time at weddings, mehandis and formal dinners etc.If you dont want to wear your wedding saree after marriage you can always convert it into a shalwar kameez or a western costume.

Whatever you decide Indias bridal saree and wedding saree is an outfit that will always make a bride shine and look very ethnic.

About the Author: The author has been writing for 3 decades, joining his love of India, clothing and the latest fashion trends.

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Ian Thorpe starts to recover from chest pains

Ian Thorpe starts to recover from chest pains
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Friday, March 3, 2006

Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe is reported to be feeling much better after suffering from chest pain for some time.

The Olympic gold medalist was due to swim in the 100m and 200m freestyle and in three relays at the Commonwealth Games, but due to his complaints his fitness has been in doubt. He has been unable to take the drugs needed to overcome his pain as they are banned from the Games.

Thorpe told the media Thursday “It’s actually the best I’ve felt in a while; the antibiotics are starting to work.”

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Uncategorized January 20th 2022

American disc jockey “DJ AM” dies at 36 of suspected drug overdose

American disc jockey “DJ AM” dies at 36 of suspected drug overdose
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Saturday, August 29, 2009

The American celebrity disc jockey Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein has been found dead in his apartment in Manhattan, New York. The cause of death is suspected to be a drug overdose. Goldstein was found dead by paramedics at 5:20 pm. Drug paraphernalia was found at his apartment, but the star had claimed to be clean for years after an addiction to crack cocaine.

Goldstein was a disc jockey at some of Hollywood’s most exclusive clubs and parties. He became a celebrity in his own right after relationships with actress Mandy Moore and the daughter of Lionel Richie, Nicole.

The disc jockey escaped death in September 2008 after he was involved in a plane crash that killed four people. Former drummer for rock band Blink-182, Travis Barker was also injured in the plane crash.

Several members of the Hollywood community released statements about Goldstein’s death. Television host Maria Menounos said “So horrible. In shock” and blogger Perez Hilton wrote on his Twitter page saying “He survived a deadly plane crash and now THIS, I can’t stop crying”.

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The Pros And Cons Of An Eyebrow Transplant}

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Submitted by: Dr Tyng Tan

Getting your hair done is something that we commonly hear, but having an eyebrow transplant is something that we dont usually hear. But nowadays procedure has gained more attention leading more individuals, particularly women, to have it done. But as a smart consumer it is wise to get to know more about it to be able to weigh the pros and the cons. So here we present you exactly that to help you make an informed decision. You may have pretty eyes, but a nice eyebrow can define it more beautifully.

Eyebrow Transplant Pros

For those who want to have fuller and better shaped eyebrows, you can have the one you want just exactly.

This procedure uses your own hair as donors giving it a more natural look, especially since they are arranged according to the surrounding hairs.

A good set of eyebrows made possible by an eyebrow transplant will give your eyes better frame.

It gives that overplucked and misshapen eyebrows a new and rejuvenated look.

Those who have lost their eyebrows due to trauma (accidents or burns), old age, medical treatments or thyroid problems will benefit from this procedure.

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Those who are genetically predisposed with thin eyebrows can gain a new set of fuller arches.

This is generally painless, however for those who have lower pain thresholds, an oral sedative can be administered prior to the procedure.

The procedure is safe with minimal complications.

Scarring will not be visible. There will be scabs on the days immediately after the procedure that they will just fall off painlessly in a matter of days.

This is a much better choice than getting an eyebrow tattoo because the latter looks less aesthetically appealing because it comes out too artificial. Getting an eyebrow tattoo can be very painful too.

They will remain permanent for you to enjoy for many years to come.

Eyebrow Transplant Cons

This can still require some incisions for an FUT approach which is about 1-5 cm long because a single brow may require 300-400 grafts. For an FUE, this will result to more than a hundred minute scars.

For those who like to wear their hair really short, the scars from your donor area may be easily visible.

Although it may only be a small area to fill, this procedure takes extra time to ensure that each hair is placed in a natural position.

There may be shedding weeks after the procedure but this will only be temporary.

Your brows may require frequent trimming because the implants may grow out to its natural length.

It would take a really good surgeon to give you a natural-looking result.

There may be instances where some hair goes out of the grain, but you can remedy this by simply plucking them out.

The cost may leave some apprehensive, as compared to other choices (eyebrow tattoo or brow pencils).

Redness and scabbing may be evident days after eyebrow transplant surgery. But this will be relieved after a week. Just make sure that you dont scratch the scabs to prevent dislodging the grafts or introducing infection.

About the Author: If you want to ascertain that you get that perfect

eyebrow transplant

, it is advised that you keep choose only the best people to work on it. Hair and Laser Studio in Singapore is definitely the team who can give you those well-defined brows with the safest, latest and most effective measures. For more information you can visit our website at www.hairandlaserclinic.com.



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