How To Choose A Couples Vacation Destination

By | November 30, 2016

By Adrianna Notton

Whether you have a household full of kids or it’s just the two of you, getting away for a couples vacation is always nice. Just as with any other vacation packages, you can usually find vacation deals and cheap vacations that cater specifically to couples. And choosing a couples vacation destination doesn’t always have to be about candlelit dinners and romantic beaches. You can choose couples vacation deals that stray far away from the typical “couples” kind of thing. The most important part of the vacation is being together, so ask yourself a few questions before grabbing those cheap vacations or vacation deals, so you can have the best vacation possible.

Since the vacation is for a couple, decide on the climate and activities you both like. It can be tough if one wants to ski and one wants to lie on the beach, but keep the ultimate goal of being together in mind while you decide. You can usually find vacation deals for virtually any type of destination, so really think about the climate that would be best for both of you at this time. You may have a little less flexibility on destination if you choose to use last minute vacations, but most vacation packages will provide many choices.

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The types of activities you like to do and your availability are other factors. Some cheap vacations and especially last minute vacations aren’t going to be available forever, so you may have to modify your choice based on when you can both get away. For activities, look through the various vacation deals and vacation packages and narrow it down to places where there are activities you both enjoy. You may have to compromise on this point too, but as long as you each have activities within the vacation package that you both like, it should all work out. You may both want to try a cruise, or find a place where there is a lot of hiking, lay on the sand at a resort or even volunteer with the local children.

One of the realities that affects destination for most people is the price. Last minute vacations and other vacation deals will help with price, but you’re still going to have to shell out some money. Work out the budget ahead of time, so you’re always aware of whether the vacation packages you’re looking at are actually affordable for you.

Cheap vacations and vacation deals will enable you to slash quite a bit off the price of a typical vacation. And don’t completely discount the couples spa type vacation if it’s what you really want. You’ll find many vacation packages that focus on the romance side of a couples trip, and if it’s what you’re really after, go for it. Vacation deals and vacations with couples massage, romantic beaches and heart shaped hot tubs will always appeal to many couples. Just be true to what you both really want, and you’ll find the vacation deal that’s a perfect fit.

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Wikinews obtains new details on UK prisoner’s murder

Wikinews obtains new details on UK prisoner’s murder

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wikinews has obtained new details from police investigating the murder of a convicted sex offender in his prison cell. 44-year-old Robert Coello was, apparently, kicked to death in his cell at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Grendon, Buckinghamshire, England.

Prison staff found Coello lying in a pool of blood on the first of this month; he was rushed to hospital, but died later that day. He was serving a minimum sentence of seven years for sixteen sex offences against a child, including four rapes. The death is thought to be the first in the history of Grendon, a prison that was set up in 1962 as a therapeutic experiment. It is generally held to be one of Britain’s safest, responsible for holding and treating up to 235 inmates with antisocial personality disorders. Prisoners at the facility must show a “genuine desire” to change their ways.

Immediately after the murder, concern was raised that budget cuts may have played a factor. Colin Moses, chairman of the Prison Officers’ Association, was quoted as saying “…staff there [Grendon] are concerned about the kind of people who are now being put into Grendon. They are taking a much more unsuitable kind of prisoner.” Calling for an investigation, he said; “[w]e don’t want any kind of shoddy cover-up. We want to know what effect these massive budget cuts will have so we do not have a similar tragedy again.”

The prison service denied any problems at the time, stating “[t]here has been no change to the type of prisoner held there in recent months, and no change to the vetting process.” Wikinews tried to identify if two men arrested within days of the attack – a 25-year-old for murder and a 28-year-old for assisting an offender – arrived at the prison recently, and if they remained there; Thames Valley Police refused to comment, referring enquiries to the UK’s Ministry of Justice.

Police also said they could not release the names, or convictions, of the men arrested. Spokesman Pierre du Bois, citing Association of Chief Police Officer (ACPO) guidelines, said: “Thames Valley Police does not release information which could confirm the identity of a suspect, unless that person is an adult and has been charged with an offence.” However, the police did confirm that the suspects were inmates and told Wikinews they had been released on bail until September 13, until which time they remain in the prison system; the Crown Prosecution Service has yet to press charges.

…our enquiries continue and both the subjects are in prison after all, which makes things easier

The Telegraph reports it is believed one of the men arrested for murder is serving a sentence for a prior murder conviction.

A post-mortem has been performed, Wikinews has learned, but the police are not commenting on the results pending the written report from the Home Office pathologist who conducted it. Whilst the method by which the suspects gained access to the deceased’s cell remains under investigation, police are not investigating if prison officers assisted inmates in gaining access to Mr Coello, stating that “[t]he authorities at HMP Grendon are co-operating fully with our investigation.” An attempt to identify what activities were occurring in the prison at the time was referred to the Ministry of Justice.

In response to further enquiries, du Bois said today, “[w]e just don’t know,” when police will receive the written post mortem report from the pathologist, adding, “[i]n the meantime our enquiries continue and both the subjects are in prison after all, which makes things easier.”

British ISPs restrict access to Wikipedia amid child pornography allegations

British ISPs restrict access to Wikipedia amid child pornography allegations

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Wikinews has learned at least six of the United Kingdom’s main Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have implemented monitoring and filtering mechanisms that are causing major problems for UK contributors on websites operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, in addition to 1,200 other websites. The filters appear to be applied because Wikimedia sites are hosting a Scorpions album cover which some call child pornography. Scorpions are a German hard rock band who have used several controversial album covers and are perhaps best known for the song Rock You Like a Hurricane.

The measures applied redirect traffic for a significant portion of the UK’s Internet population through six servers which can log and filter the content available to the end user. A serious side-effect of this is the inability of administrators on Wikimedia sites to block vandals, and other troublemakers, without potentially impacting hundreds of thousands of innocent UK contributors who work on WMF sites in good faith.

The filtering is in response to the Internet Watch Foundation‘s list of websites that host content reported to contain inappropriate images of naked children. The IWF considers those images child pornography. However, in the United States, where the websites of the Wikimedia Foundation are hosted, it is not considered obscene under the criteria of the Miller test, which requires that an obscene work lack “serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value” – as album art is used to “brand” the album, it is considered to be artistic.

Contributors or individuals attempting to view an affected image or file, depending on their ISP, may get a warning saying, “we have blocked this page because, according to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), it contains indecent images of children or pointers to them; you could be breaking UK law if you viewed the page.” Other ISPs provide blank pages, 404 errors, or other means of blocking the content. Due to a configuration mistake at one Internet service provider, some users have reported being totally unable to access Wikimedia sites to the Wikipedia technical help desk.

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“The Protection of Children Act 1978 as amended in the Sexual Offences Act 2003, makes it an offence to take, make, permit to be taken, distribute, show, possess with intent to distribute, and advertise indecent photographs or pseudo-photographs of children under the age of eighteen. The ‘making’ of such images includes downloading, that is, making a copy of a child sexual abuse image on a computer, so, in the UK, accessing such content online is a serious criminal offence,” says the IWF on their website in an article updated on November 28. The IWF say there are at least 800 to 1,200 websites on the list of those who host or contain offensive material. The list is not public and the IWF never notified Wikimedia Foundation about the blocking of Wikipedia content. The affected page does not display any message informing the user about blocked content on most ISPs, instead, a technical error message is shown.

However, Demon Internet redirects users to a block message on the IWF’s site explaining that the page was blocked as the organization suspects child porn or links to it to be present. The IWF states that, “we do not notify site owners that their websites are on our list.”

The concern for Wikimedia is for some images like an album cover from a 1976 record of the Scorpions titled Virgin Killer. It displays an underage girl, posing nude, with a lens crack crossing over her genitals, but nothing blocking out her breasts. The girl appears to be around ten years old. In the U.S., the band later replaced the image with one of the group. The cover was uploaded to Wikipedia in 2006, but Wikinews learned that on May 9, 2008 at (21:17 UTC), despite a result of strong consensus to ‘keep’ in a deletion request, the image was deleted, however for a different reason. It was deleted due to a claim by an administrator that it violated Wikipedia’s policy for dealing with copyrighted images, which require that any images used under the doctrine of fair use must alongside other criteria, “significantly increase readers’ understanding of the topic, and its omission would be detrimental to that understanding”, with the administrator claiming that the article “lacked meaningful discussion” of the album art. This result was overturned using the deletion review process. Earlier, on December 6, the image was put back up for a deletion request, but it was later closed as Wikimedia “does not censor”.

Another image that is questionable could be a screenshot from the 1938 film Child Bride. Its goal was to bring to light the attempts at banning child marriages. In the article on Wikipedia, a screenshot appears of then 12-year-old Shirley Mills partially naked after skinny dipping. In the photo, at least one of her breasts can be seen.

Other albums featuring nudity below the age of sixteen have previously caused controversy; Blind Faith attracted criticism as did Houses of the Holy, and Nirvana’s Nevermind.

Multiple companies have gone public stating that they implement the recommendations of the Internet Watch Foundation. Not all of these are known to have implemented measures against Wikimedia sites; the major UK ISPs thought to have affected Wikimedia sites are Telefonica O2/Be Unlimited, Virgin Media, Easynet, Plusnet, Demon, and Opal Telecommunications (TalkTalk).

Wikinews has contacted Wikimedia’s legal counsel, Mike Godwin and the IWF for a statement, but neither have replied as of this time.

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King of Swaziland seeks thirteenth bride, continues to cause ire

King of Swaziland seeks thirteenth bride, continues to cause ire

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Friday, September 2, 2005

HM King Mswati III of Swaziland has held a massive ceremony to find his 13th wife. More than 50,000 showed up to the unofficial call for brides. All potential brides who attended the two-day Reed Dance, held annually since 1999, were bare-breasted, wearing short, beaded skirts and were supposedly virgins.

As his country’s 37-year-old Ngwenyama (king), Mswati is the last absolute monarch in sub-Saharan Africa.

Mario Masuku, leader of the banned opposition party, said that “The Reed Dance has been abused for one man’s personal satisfaction. The king has a passion for young women and opulence.” Masuku’s comments were based on the fact that the Reed Dance traditionally celebrated virginity and womanliness.

“The king takes a wife whenever he wants, and that’s the way it is. This is our culture, and we will never change,” says Tsandzile Ndluva, 21, one of the dancers at the event.

Ludzidzini Royal Village also hosted the Great She-Elephant, their name for the country’s queen mother Ntombi Thwala. She was greeted by 50,000 people, which is 5% of the nation’s population. Their traditional ceremony for the She-Elephant includes dancing and building a wind-break for her out of reeds.

The King’s current wives include Inkhosikati LaMatsebula, Inkhosikati LaMotsa, Inkhosikati LaMbikiza, Inkhosikati LaNgangaza, Inkhosikati LaHwala, Inkhosikati LaMagwaza, Inkhosikati LaMasango, Inkhosikati LaGija, Inkhosikati LaMagongo, and Inkhosikati LaMahlangu. LaMbikiza has a Master’s Degree in Law.

He has 27 children from his first 13 wives and wives-to-be, and over 200 brothers and sisters, a result of his late father King Sobhuza II’s 70 wives. Mswati must look after all of these relatives with funds from the royal-owned company, Tibiyo TakaNgwane.

At the Reed Dance, Mswati repealed the law prohibiting sexual activity for girls younger than 18. This law was first enacted in 2001, to help in the fight against AIDS, which was, and still is, at crisis levels. The ban was set to end in 2006. The law was actually a revival of the ancient “umchwasho” rite, a Swazi tradition. In the first weeks this law was enacted, Mswati broke it himself, marrying Inkhosikati LaMagongo. This forced him to pay a fine of one cow.

Forty-percent of Swazis are HIV positive, including 42% of pregnant women, a matter that the King was taken to heart, to some extent. He has travelled internationally to try and raise money, increase awareness, and seek solutions to the epidemic. World-renowned musicians like Michael Jackson have signed on to record an album, to raise funds for orphans in the country. However, the young king does not seem to have realised the importance of leadership by personal example, and the Swaziland Ministry of Health website [1] shows little evidence of his government’s commitment to address the issue.

The King says he is suffering from stress, finding it difficult to cope with the pressure of work. He told BBC News “I find very little time with my family most of the time. I normally work until 11pm… and this makes me feel stressed because I’m being overworked, but I have to do everything possible to satisfy my people.”

US Treasury Department unveils new ten-dollar bill

US Treasury Department unveils new ten-dollar bill

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Thursday, September 29, 2005

A new redesigned US $10 bill was introduced at a ceremony yesterday on Ellis Island. The new bill adds three new background colors; red, yellow and orange. It continues to feature Alexander Hamilton, the first Treasury Secretary. The $10 bill is the third US bill to switch from the traditional green. The $20 and $50 bills were redesigned to feature color within the past two years.

The improvements in digital technology have made it much easier for counterfeiters. “Ten years ago, 1 percent of (counterfeit) bills were produced on digital equipment. These days, 56 percent are produced on digital equipment, and the technology is more accessible to the general population,” said Eric Zahren, spokesman for the Secret Service.

According to the Treasury Department, to be able to keep ahead of counterfeiters currency will need to continue to be updated every seven to ten years. The $10 bill was last redesigned in 2000. “The intention was not to create a counterfeit-proof note—which is basically impossible—but one that’s harder to duplicate and easier to authenticate,” said Zahren. This new bill includes many new and enhanced security features such as color-shifting ink, a watermark, microprinting and a security thread

Dawn Haley of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing said in a statement “The new $10 note design continues the U.S. Government’s efforts to make our currency safer, smarter, and more secure.” The new $10 bill is expected to go into circulation in early 2006.

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Sit-in at Washington University, St. Louis enters ninth day

Sit-in at Washington University, St. Louis enters ninth day

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Thirteen students demanding a living wage and increased benefits for workers of Washington University in St. Louis, have entered the ninth day of a sit-in at the school’s administrative offices. Also, adding to pressure mounting on university officials, 15 additional students began a hunger strike last night.

The protesting students seek a living wage of at least $9.79 and more benefits for the University’s contract workers.

Yesterday, the administration agreed to commit $500,000 toward a benefit and wage package, but student organizers insist that the university will need to spend about $2.4 million annually to raise employee wages above the poverty line. Currently non-union workers make $8 per hour.

Last month a hunger strike at Georgetown University led to a compromise between a student coalition and the administration increasing wages and benefits.

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2008 Taste of Taiwan Cuisine features three shows for food and packaging industries

2008 Taste of Taiwan Cuisine features three shows for food and packaging industries

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Friday, June 20, 2008

The third annual Taste of Taiwan Cuisine opened on Wednesday of June 18, 2008 and runs until June 21. Organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council to promote the culinary culture of Taiwan, the tradeshow featured three main shows for food and food packaging industries: “Food Taipei”, “Foodtech Taipei”, and “Taipei Pack”.

Twenty-seven countries including United States, South Korea, Canada, Japan, Sri Lanka, Austria, Philippines, Chile, Malaysia, Spain, Fiji, Poland, and six nations from Africa, grouped their own national pavilions for sourcing and procurement. In addition, the Taiwan Pavilion featured sections on culture, product image, brand design, and agriculture verification in Food Taipei.

Industrial solutions including medical applications, packaging machines, food CNCs, and bar-code printers are showcased in the “Foodtech Taipei” and “Taipei Pack”. Seminars and forums from security, global marketing, and policies for food, machinery, and packaging industries are also held during show hours.

After the 3-in-1 show in Taipei, the Kaohsiung International Food Show will be scheduled for November.

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Studies Show Benefits Of Flower Therapy

By | November 29, 2016

Submitted by: Lucy Clements

People and flowers are always associated with each other. This pushed many researchers to pursue studies aimed at extracting the impact of flowers on the lives of people. Some of these studies have even stressed how importance flowers can be in some forms of therapy.

Studies show benefits of flower therapy

Many individuals are known to exude happiness and to exhibit the sweetest smiles whenever they receive flowers. In fact, even the saddest person would always wear a little smile when flowers are presented to them. According to numerous studies, depressive and anxious states are reduced and relieved through flower therapy.

The so-called flower therapy is now considered as part of alternative forms of emotional treatment. This is due to their contribution in the elevation of negative thoughts and feelings into lighter and positive ones. The various colours, forms, and scents of the flowers induce emotional health and well-being.

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One of the most obvious effects of flowers to human emotions is the sense of optimism they impart. For instance, family members of deceased person find comfort and hope through the sympathy flowers that are sent or given during burial and funeral rites.

Flowers used in therapy can also stimulate the adrenal glands to make the body more active, the mind more alert, and the emotions more stable. The bright colours of flowers such as red roses and sunflowers enhance the energy the body possesses. They act as energy boosters.

Certain species of flowers can be used to stimulate good sleep to individuals. Separate studies done in US and Europe found out that blue bells kindle the production and release of the sleep protein called melatonin. From this, it can be a possibility that this species of flowers can be further utilised to treat various sleep disorders like insomnia. While some flowers trigger allergic reactions, orange daisies can behave in the exact opposite. These flowers act in a favourable way by making the immune system stronger.

Most of the therapeutic effects of flowers are anchored on the colours they possess making them very comparable to the therapeutic effects of colours. Due to this, flowers and colours are often interconnected with each other.

The colours in the surroundings are helpful in achieving balance, peace of mind, tranquility, and rest. Nonetheless, colours are made more appealing by flowers. They enhance the colours that we see every day. They stimulate the senses and convey messages that most of us cannot utter in words.

The therapeutic effects of flowers are also harnessed by the artful flower arrangements that are used to present the beauty and elegance of the flowers. When they are given or sent, the receiver would always exclaim admiration over them.

If you are thinking of making someone dear to you a bit happier this day, waste no time in selecting beautiful flower arrangement through online florists. They have vast selections of flowers that are fit for any day, ordinary or special alike. Their selections are also customised according to the relationship of the recipients to you. This makes the selection process easier in order for the flowers to accord their therapeutic effects in a more personal way.

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One common accident that occurs to a boxer is losing a tooth after a fight. Hard-knocking punches may have the power to break a boxers teeth. In case this happens, there is a dental remedyusing dental implants. Here are ways to be on your feet and teeth again.

(1)Refrain from heavy training for a while. A boxer who loses not only the fight but also his teeth gets up with new strength: the capability to take much stronger punches. But this does not happen immediately; it takes a lot of proper rest and good mindset. The lost tooth or teeth can never be reinstalled. Preparing for a dental implant, a boxer needs to be in good health; he must stop from heavy training before (or after) the operation.

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(2)Go to a dentist. Dental implants are more durable than replacement teeth. Its root is made from titanium, a very strong metal; the artificial tooth is the same with the ones used in removable dentures (or maybe not). The operation involves money and time. After some preliminary examinations, a dentist drills hole in the jawbone. The screw then is inserted to act as implant root. After weeks (or maybe months, according to certain conditions), the artificial tooth/teeth and other things may be placed.

(3)Time to heal. Placement of implant may take weeks and even months to totally heal and be able to withstand power punch. A boxer must eat healthy foods rich in calcium; abstain from training: it may cause defects in the implant and even to his general health.

(4)Ready to box again. When teeth are ready, he must make sure the past accident never happens again. He must also have a regular check up with his dentist for more development. Also he must choose a durable mouth piece to protect his teeth. He must be conscious with the safety of his teeth and that will affect his sparring. But true fighters never lose hope and confidenceit sounds trivial but true.

Win the fight and never lose teeth with dental implants. This piece of dental technology adds strength and power. To be strong is not only a matter of natural capability of the body; it also consists of proper training and mindsetand maybe reliable teeth.

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