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Fashion is an important aspect of many people’s lives. It is massive business, with all the top fashion companies competing against each other for this season’s business. But most of the time people just want to look respectable and stylish without attracting too much attention to themselves. Rugby league and union jerseys are a very popular choice for men, as well as women, who have enough self respect to want to look classy and casual and as well as sporty. There are several things you should think about when deciding to buy rugby shirts.

The first thing is the price. Some rugby union shirts can be rather expensive due to the team’s popularity or marketing strategies. They are not as overpriced as many football shirts, but can still be pricier than is acceptable. Finding a reputable store, who not only offer the best quality products and service but are also able to offer competitive prices, is probably the most important step for customers. There are many stores located around the United Kingdom, but, like with so many other products nowadays, online stores can offer the best prices due to their lack of overheads. Not having to rent a prominent shop in an area with lots of passing trade can make all the difference in any competitive market.

Another factor is quality. There are differentlevels of material and manufacture quality available for rugby union shirts and rugby league jerseys. It is important to carefully check the stitching and labels if buying in store, and to do some research for online sellers and check their returns policies. Rugby is a winter sport, mainly played in cooler climates. The material should not only be of good quality, but also reasonably thick. The elastic in the cuffs should be strong and the collar should not have a mind of its own. Those in the market to buy rugby shirts should make thorough checks to ensure only the best products are paid for.

Finally, one needs to consider where and when the shirts will be worn. Other than formal social and business events, rugby shirts are almost a universal image of casual class. Fathers of young children, businessmen at the weekend, even the aristocracy can all feel comfortable in a rugby shirt. Unlike most football shirts that can send the wrong message in some areas, rugby union and rugby league tops never cause strangers to act violently towards the wearer, mainly because it is a gentleman’s sport.

In short, rugby shirts are a wonderful item of clothing. They are warm and comfortable, and they can be worn at many social and family events, as well as out in public (to the pub or nightclubs etc.). Unlike some other sports shirts, they are unlikely to cause offence or disagreement with strangers, I mean when did you last hear of rugby hooligans kicking off in the town center? All in all, they are universally accepted as a casual shirt that is usuallyworn by someone with taste and class.

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Music Video with More Than 100 Children’s TV Characters Attacked by Anti-Gay Activists


Thursday, January 20, 2005

Anti-gay groups accuse a music video, with over 100 children’s TV heroes such as SpongeBob SquarePants, of being a vehicle for pro-gay propaganda.

The video’s makers say the music video – a re-recording of the Sister Sledge hit “We Are Family” – is to promote tolerance and diversity to America’s children.

Dr. James C. Dobson, co-founder of the pro-Family Christian Ministry Focus on the Family, singled out SpongeBob at a black-tie dinner for members of Congress in the run-up to G.W. Bush’s inauguration on 2005 Jan 18, according to The New York Times.

Dobson told the guests that the cartoon sponge had been enlisted in a “pro-homosexual video” that was going to be mailed to thousands of elementary schools promoting a “tolerance pledge” that included a reference to “sexual identity.”

The video’s creator, Nile Rodgers, who wrote the disco hit “We Are Family,” told The New York Times that Dobson’s objection stems from a misunderstanding. Rodgers said he founded the We Are Family Foundation after the 9/11 attacks to create a music video to teach children about multiculturalism. The video has appeared on television networks, and nothing in it or its accompanying materials refers to sexual identity. The pledge, borrowed from the Southern Poverty Law Center, is not mentioned on the video and is available only on the group’s Web site.

Rodgers suggested that Dobson and the American Family Association might have been confused because of an unrelated Web site belonging to another group called “We Are Family,” which supports gay youth.

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5 killed as bus from New York City to Montreal crashes


Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Five passengers have died and more than a dozen are injured after a bus bound for Montreal from New York City crashed through a guard rail in upper New York state on Monday evening.

The Greyhound bus was heading north on Interstate 87 when it rolled over at around 6:45 pm before reaching Westport, New York, about half way between Albany and Montreal. Several passengers were still trapped two hours after the crash, according to the Plattsburgh Press Republican.

“All we did was try to comfort people,” said Plattsburgh Mayor Daniel Stewart. “I also did a lot of French to English translation for police. Many on the bus were tourists returning to Canada.”

The dead include a 16-year old boy and 34-year old man, both from Montreal, and a 69-year old woman from an undisclosed Canadian location. The other two victims are both from New York State including the bus driver.

Thirty-seven passengers were taken to Champlain Valley Hospital in Plattsburgh, New York, following the crash. Twenty-two were treated and released.

Two passengers were have been transferred to Montreal General Hospital where they are in intensive care. Four others are in stable condition.

Reports suggest that the bus crashed through a guard rail after passing a truck, went down an embankment and rolled at least twice before landing upside down. The rear and top of the bus were crushed and one of its back wheels was turned inward. According to Don Jaquish, deputy director of the Essex County, New York Emergency Services, many of the passengers were thrown out of the bus and landed on a grassy area nearby.

Major Richard Smith, Jr., of the New York State Police said that investigators believe a tire failure may have been a contributing factor in the crash. Survivors say they heard a loud bang before the bus lost control.

Smith said that 48 of the 52 passengers on the bus sustained injuries. Greyhound Bus No. 4014 had been due to arrive in Montreal at 9:10 pm. Many of the passengers are believed to be from the Montreal area.

The highway remained closed late Monday between Exits 30 and 31 in both directions.

Family members can call Greyhound at 1-800-972-4583 for more information.

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‘Twin Towers’ warship set to enter New York


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A warship built with steel from the World Trade Center is set to enter New York and travel up the Hudson River to the site of Ground Zero. 7.5 tons of steel from the buildings have been used in the construction of the USS New York. When the ship reaches Ground Zero it will fire a 21-gun salute. The ceremony will be viewed by relatives of those who lost their life during the September 11 attacks as well as rescuers and the public.

The official commissioning ceremony takes place on Saturday.

The crest of the ship features the images of the Twin Towers and the colours of the departments that first responded to the attacks.

The ship has 361 sailors serving aboard of which around 1 in 7 is from New York. A spokeswoman for the U.S Navy said that there had been many requests to serve on the ship.

The USS New York departed from Mississippi on October 14. This is the sixth ship to be named after the State of New York.

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Unique Savannah cats are typically hybrid felines. Well, this hybrid form of cat originated in the year 1986 when Judee Frank (a breeder of Bengal cats) cross bred her Serval cat to a Siamese cat which belongs to Suzi Woods. The cross breeding method was a success and the result was the very first Savannah cat which was obviously named as Savannah.

Physical Characteristics of the Savannah Cat:

Savannah cats are quite exotic when it comes to physical features and you cant easily compare it to other domesticated felines. Its body is lean but well built when it comes to their size and weight. The one thing you can surely notice in the cat is its elongated ears and neck. Also, this breed of cat has long legs.

The most prominent feature you can see in this kind of cat is the spots on its body. Some would say that the Savannah cat is the smaller version of a cheetah when it comes to its overall looks but then again, its just a hybrid cat which you would want to have as a pet in your home.

Breeding:

Take into account; breeding Savannah cats can be quite hard since, Serval cats are known to be choosy when it comes to looking for their mates. However, successful breeders are able to produce this kind of breed implementing their best methods. Some breeders would even use other breed combinations such as Egyptian Mau or Bengal.

The Temperament of the Savannah Cat:

With proper training and socializing, this hybrid cat would be loyal and very friendly to humans and to other cats and animals as well. Just like dogs, they would love to play fetch. Well, as cats, they love to jump (up to 7 feet high) and this would bring out the agility in them. They are also curious just like the other cats so prepare the yarn ball and start playing with them.

Also, they are intelligent and the amazing fact here is that they love water. Yes, Savannah cats love to play and immerse in water so you will surely enjoy playing with water.

Of course they can also be your companion cat. Some savannah cat owners would cherish their pet and they would even regard their cat as their family member because of their friendliness.

Health and Care:

You would be amazed that these hybrid cats are one of the healthiest. Well, this is because of their genes which have come from Serval cats. With proper diet of high protein cat foods, such cats would be healthy and can live to its fullest.

However, it is also a must that you regularly take your pet cat to the veterinarian for proper health check up and to ensure that parasites and not thriving in the body of your feline friend.

So now that you already know some facts about the Savannah cat, you may consider having this hybrid feline as your pet. Although such pets would be pricey, it can still be worth your investment because of the joy it can bring to you.

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Canada increases oil production to assist U.S.


Monday, September 5, 2005

The Alberta Energy and Utilities Board of Alberta, Canada, will increase oil output by between 18,000 and 30,000 barrels a day to help the U.S. in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. This is being done by temporarily suspending limits on oil production. The increase was requested by Alberta’s Premier, Ralph Klein.

The comparatively small size of the increase has led industry analyst Peter Linder to call the increase “more of a token gesture” and a “drop in the bucket” by comparison to normal production levels.

The increase in production levels is temporary, but no date has been set for when the output levels might again be capped. Analysts say that 10% of the U.S. Gulf States‘ oil production was affected by the hurricane.

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Amazon server outage affects Reddit, other websites


Friday, April 22, 2011

Amazon.com’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) experienced outages Thursday, taking down major websites, including Reddit, Foursquare, Hootsuite, and Quora. The company reported on its Web Services “Service Health Dashboard” that it first noticed “instance connectivity, latency and error rates” at 1:41 a.m. PDT (08:41 UTC) Thursday morning.

The outage, which occurred at Amazon’s northern Virginia data center, affected some of the company’s US EC2 clients for much of the day. EC2, which hosts thousands of websites, is an elastic cloud computing platform.

Quora, an online knowledge market, was taken offline by the outage. Reddit, a social news site, was accessible by mid-Thursday, but was still running at limited functionality. Location-based social network Foursquare experienced disruptions in service early Thursday, but appeared to have resumed normal operation by the afternoon. Other sites, such as Hootsuite and SCVNGR, displayed error messages instead of their normal home pages.

Amazon has experienced outages before, including one in 2008 that lasted two hours due to technical problems at a data center. The company did not comment on the cause or scope of Thursday’s outage, but continued to post public updates on its health dashboard. By Thursday evening, Amazon said it had resolved most of the issues affecting EC2, but one service availability zone had still not recovered.

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Amazon server outage affects Reddit, other websites


Friday, April 22, 2011

Amazon.com’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) experienced outages Thursday, taking down major websites, including Reddit, Foursquare, Hootsuite, and Quora. The company reported on its Web Services “Service Health Dashboard” that it first noticed “instance connectivity, latency and error rates” at 1:41 a.m. PDT (08:41 UTC) Thursday morning.

The outage, which occurred at Amazon’s northern Virginia data center, affected some of the company’s US EC2 clients for much of the day. EC2, which hosts thousands of websites, is an elastic cloud computing platform.

Quora, an online knowledge market, was taken offline by the outage. Reddit, a social news site, was accessible by mid-Thursday, but was still running at limited functionality. Location-based social network Foursquare experienced disruptions in service early Thursday, but appeared to have resumed normal operation by the afternoon. Other sites, such as Hootsuite and SCVNGR, displayed error messages instead of their normal home pages.

Amazon has experienced outages before, including one in 2008 that lasted two hours due to technical problems at a data center. The company did not comment on the cause or scope of Thursday’s outage, but continued to post public updates on its health dashboard. By Thursday evening, Amazon said it had resolved most of the issues affecting EC2, but one service availability zone had still not recovered.

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If you are a person who thinks that there is no heaven on Earth it means that you have not yet visited Munnar! This green paradise lures in millions of tourists every day with its exotic natural beauty and alluring scenic vistas. Mountain Club Munnar welcomes you with open arms to immerse yourself in divine pleasures right in the heart of Mother Nature.

Munnar is a picturesque holiday hotspot that is renowned for its heavenly beauty and hypnotizing scenic vistas. Snuggled cozily in the emerald green ranges of Kannan Devan Hills in Kerala, Munnar is a beauteous hill station where one can enjoy a tranquil holiday. When you visit this fairyland, you will not have the heart to leave home as the eternal beauty of the place will lock you down in chains. The rumbling brooks, giggling waterfalls, and lush greenery make Munnar a perfect place for an unforgettable romantic getaway. Sandwiched between acres of lush foliage, Mountain Club Munnar offers a peaceful stay for those who want to get away from it all!

Set amidst serene environs, this exotic resort is an ideal getaway destination for peace seekers. This grandiose property offers stylishly done cottages with attractive interiors and sophisticated amenities. Each cottage is set amidst beautiful landscapes with a spellbinding view of the surrounding landscapes. From master beds to lavish bathrooms, each cottage offers a pure delight for the guests. The cottages have private sit outs where guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding greenery. The soothing ambience, exotic location, and heartwarming services make this resort a favorite among nature buffs and honeymooners.

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Surrounded by the bounty of nature, the resort provides everything you need to spend a relaxing holiday away from the bustling city life. The hotel offers a parade of facilities and services to suit the needs of every traveler. Hot Hill, the hotel’s multi-cuisine restaurant offers an exotic blend of culinary delights that include Italian, Continental, Mughal and Kerala cuisines. For the comfortableness of corporate travelers, the hotel provides spacious conference halls for conducting meetings, seminars, and product launches. The hotel’s amphitheater is a perfect venue to host events such as Kathakali, Bharathanatyam, live bands, Ghazzals, and more. Some of the other facilities provided by the hotel include health club, swimming pool, camp fire, sightseeing trip, doctors on call, and more.

The activity center at Mountain Club Munnar comes with an array of recreation options such as billiards tables, video game zone, kids area, etc. Guests who stay at this hotel can take part in a variety of exciting activities such as trekking, paragliding, nature walks, and more. The hotel also organizes a trip to the tea museum where guests can learn about tea processing in various stages. If you are planning to stay at this hotel, you can choose from normal package for couples and families or special honeymoon package. The packages include welcome drink, choice of breakfast, lunch or dinner, accommodation in well-appointed villas, and much more. So don’t you like to experience all these lavish facilities? Step into this charming hotel for a stay that will make you keep coming back for more!

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Champaign, Illinois mayor doubts Obama’s natural-born citizenship; local politicians divided on whether mayor should resign

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Champaign, Illinois mayor doubts Obama’s natural-born citizenship; local politicians divided on whether mayor should resign


Sunday, April 18, 2010

The mayor of Champaign, Illinois denies that Barack Obama is eligible to hold the highest office in the United States, joining others who question the validity of the president’s birth certificate.

Jerry Schweighart said: “I don’t think he’s American, personally. You know, if you’re not willing to produce an original certificate like a birth certificate, then you’ve got something to hide.” The Republican, three-term mayor of the central Illinois city made the comment to a man holding a video camera during a Tea Party protest at West Side Park in Champaign. The man who recorded him apparently was an anti-Tea Party student from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

Schweighart’s concerns reflect those held by some Tea Party proponents and “birthers“, who claim that Obama is not eligible to be the president because he was not born in the United States. Although officials in Hawaii have confirmed that Obama was born there, birthers still insist that he has not proven his constitutional eligibility as a natural born citizen.

Champaign County Board member Al Kurtz, declaring himself “flabbergasted” by the remarks, has called on the mayor to resign. “It’s a ridiculous statement to make, and that’s why I felt like he polarized the city with those kinds of bias. I think from this statement, it will make him a very ineffective mayor,” he said.

Other local politicians are less concerned by Schweighart’s comment, such as city council member Marci Dodds, who does not believe the mayor should resign. “I respect the mayor greatly but I am somewhat disheartened by his comments. However, that was just a dumb comment. If we all get fired for making dumb comments, we’d sure be moving around a lot,” she said.

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