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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Mother Has Third Set Of Twins At 500,000:1

Karen Rodger, 41, and husband Colin, 44, from Langbank in Renfrewshire were "over the moon" at the new arrivals to their family on May 29 at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.
Karen Rodger has given birth to her third set of twins
The girls, who are not identical, were delivered by caesarean section with Rowan arriving first weighing 5lbs 8oz and two minutes later Isla weighing 6lbs.
The couple already have four boys - 14-year-olds Lewis and Kyle and Finn and Jude who are both 12 - and were told of the unlikely odds that Mrs Rodger's third pregnancy would be twins.
She said: "I just could not believe it. It never crossed my mind that it would be twins again, I just thought that just doesn't happen to people like me but I'm absolutely delighted."
Mrs Rodger found out during a scan six weeks into the pregnancy and sent a text with the news to her husband.
"He thought I was joking and immediately wrote back to say 'this is not funny'. I had to explain that it really was true," she said.
Karen Rodger has given birth to her third set of twins
"I still haven't really taken it on board because I was convinced I was having two boys."
The couple are looking to convert the loft of their house into bedrooms for their eldest twins so that the girls can have their own room.
Mr Rodger described the arrival of the twins as "life-changing" and said he was looking forward to raising daughters.
Karen Rodger has given birth to her third set of twins
"Boyfriends will be completely unacceptable.

"I think the girls are going to have five dads with the boys looking out for them too and it will be a frightening gauntlet for any boyfriend to run."

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Oldest man in history Jiroemon Kimura dies at 116.......

A Japanese man recognised as the world's oldest living person, and the oldest man recorded in history, has died aged 116, local officials say.
Jiroemon Kimura smiling as he celebrates his 116th birthday at his residence in Kyotango city in Kyoto prefecture, western Japan, 19 April 2013
Jiroemon Kimura died of natural causes on Wednesday in a hospital in Kyotango, Kyoto, a government statement said.
In December, Guinness World Records recorded Mr Kimura as the oldest man ever verified to have lived.
He reportedly had seven children, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Mr Kimura was born on 19 April 1897, the same year as aviator Amelia Earhart.
He worked in his local post office until retiring and was said to have helped his son with his farming until he was around 90 years old.
He became the world's oldest living person in December, when the previous title-holder died.
Jiroemon Kimura speaks on his 114th birthday at his home in Kyotango, western Japan in this handout photo released by Kyotango City Office
In an interview in December, his nephew, Tamotsu Miyake, said Kimura had "an amazingly strong will to live".
"He is strongly confident that he lives right and well."
In an interview on his 115th birthday, Mr Kimura said he was not sure why he was able to live so long.
"Maybe it's all thanks to the sun above me," he said. "I am always looking up towards the sky, that is how I am."
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Turkey protests: Clashes continue despite PM's warning

Turkish riot police have used tear gas to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators who gathered on Taksim Square in Istanbul, after a day of sporadic clashes.

Many protesters regrouped in nearby Gezi Park, where unrest continued into Wednesday morning.
At dawn, bulldozers moved into Taksim Square to clear away debris, barricades and makeshift shelters.
Protests began 13 days ago over the redevelopment of Gezi Park.
They then widened, with demonstrators accusing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of becoming increasingly authoritarian and trying to impose conservative Islamic values on a secular state.
Makeshift clinics
Protester wrapped in a blanket walks across Taksim Square (12 June 2013)
Bulldozers had cleared most of the debris in Taksim Square by Wednesday morning

Bulldozers had cleared most of the debris in Taksim Square by Wednesday morning
Thousands converged on the square as night fell on Tuesday and were repelled by water cannon, rubber bullets and tear gas.
Many peaceful demonstrators were also caught in the clashes, and volunteers set up makeshift clinics to treat anyone injured.
Many of the dispersed demonstrators sought shelter in nearby areas, including Gezi park. Police said they did not plan to enter the park.
Throughout the day, riot police had repeatedly clashed with protesters throwing bottles, rocks and firebombs.
Security forces cleared the square, only for the demonstrators to return.
Mr Erdogan defended the police action, saying that an environmental movement had been hijacked by people who wanted to harm Turkey.
In a televised speech, he said: "To those who... are at Taksim and elsewhere taking part in the demonstrations with sincere feelings: I call on you to leave those places and to end these incidents and I send you my love.

"But for those who want to continue with the incidents I say: 'It's over.'
"As of now we have no tolerance for them."
The protests began on 31 May.
The Turkish Human Rights Foundation says four people have been killed, including one policeman.
Some 5,000 protesters have been treated for injuries or the effects of tear gas, while officials say 600 police have also been injured.
Protests have also occurred in the capital, Ankara, with smaller demonstrations in many other cities.
Police in Ankara have used water cannon and tear gas to break up demonstrations almost every night.
Map of protest locations in Turkey and Istanbul

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Sunday, 9 June 2013

Swedish Princess Madeleine marries US-British financier

The fourth in line to Sweden's throne, Princess Madeleine, has married US-British businessman Christopher O'Neill in a ceremony in Stockholm.

The 30-year-old returned to the Swedish capital from New York, where she met Mr O'Neill two years ago.
Some 500 guests were invited to the ceremony at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm.
Sweden's royal family enjoys wide public support and the ceremony was broadcast live on state TV.
Princess Madeleine's elder sister, Crown Princess Victoria, married her personal trainer Daniel Wesling in Stockholm three years ago. But Saturday's wedding was not considered as big an occasion.
In June 2010, the whole of the Swedish capital was transformed for the celebrations.
Along with representatives from many European royal families present for Princess Madeleine's wedding, John Taylor of UK pop group Duran Duran was among the guests.
The couple tied the knot in a ceremony that was part in Swedish and part in English. They then travelled in a horse and carriage procession through the city centre.
The newlyweds pose for photos with royal families and guests on 8 June
'Party princess'
Princess Madeleine, also known as the Duchess of Halsingland and Gastrikland, met Mr O'Neill in New York while she was working for a non-profit organisation, the World Childhood Foundation.
The youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia has been keeping a low profile since moving to the US in 2010 after her engagement to a Swedish lawyer came to an abrupt end.
Royals from around the world attended the ceremony
She has also had a complicated relationship with the Swedish press, who dubbed her the "party princess" when she was spotted frequenting high-end Stockholm clubs in her early twenties.
Roger Lundgren, the editor of a Swedish magazine about royalty, told Associated Press news agency the occasion was not as big as Crown Princess Victoria's wedding "because Madeleine is not a successor to the throne".
"Secondly, this is a private wedding - the king is paying for it himself," he added.
The royal guest list included the UK's Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward and Sophie; Princess Takamado of Japan; and princes and princesses from Norway, Denmark, Greece, Luxembourg and Monaco.
The Royal Court said on Friday that Madeleine's wedding dress was made by Italian designer Valentino Garavani.
The couple plan to remain in the US and continue working.
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Naked cyclists bring Mexico City streets to standstill

Naked and semi-naked cyclists in Mexico City. 8 June 2013The event is to raise awareness of the importance of cycling for exercise and as a way to reduce fossil fuels.
Organisers say riding naked also highlights the fragility of the human body and the need for drivers to be more careful on busy city streets.
The movement began nine years ago in Canada and has been held every year in various cities around the world.
Traffic in Mexico City came to a standstill as onlookers stared in amazement or took photographs of the cyclists - naked or semi-naked - streaming past some of the city's most famous landmarks.
The rally ended in Zocalo Square.
Bike ride protest in London
Naked cyclists also took to the streets of London
Correspondents say that although the city has introduced a series of bike-friendly policies, millions of vehicles clogging the streets every day make cycling a serious challenge.
One cyclist, named only as Mila, said stripping off was the best way to get their message across.
"In Mexico it is a nightmare to ride a bicycle," she said. "It's almost as if you don't exist, you are a ghost."
Fellow cyclist Yovana Floyd added: "We fear going out every day and not knowing if we will return to our homes."
Mexican media estimates that about 300 cyclists took part in the demonstration.
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Nelson Mandela spends second day in hospital.

Nelson Mandela, 94, was admitted to hospital on Saturday - for the third time this year

        Former South African President Nelson Mandela has spent a second night in hospital where he is being treated for a lung infection.
Doctors say there has been little change and his condition continues to be described as serious but stable.
A presidential spokesman told the BBC there would be no update before midday local time (10:00 GMT).
Mr Mandela, 94, had been ill for some days before being taken to a Pretoria hospital early on Saturday.
"It's time to let him go" reads the main headline in South Africa's Sunday Times this morning. It quotes Nelson Mandela's friend and fellow struggle veteran Andrew Mlangeni, urging Mandela's family to "release him spiritually and put their faith in the hands of God." But in most other local papers the frail Nelson Mandela's latest hospitalisation is treated - as one might, perhaps, expect after so many previous "scares" - with far less sense of drama.
The City Press leads on a new twist in the long-running scandal of President Zuma's lavish home refurbishments, while the tabloid Sunday World is more preoccupied with celebrity stories. The Sowetan Live website captures something of the increasingly phlegmatic public attitude towards Mr Mandela's fading health by quoting this Tweet - "Let him die with dignity. It's not a circus folks." While others urge the 94-year-old to fight on, a man in Mandela's home village, is quoted as saying "I think we should just accept it that Mandela is old and he will go soon."
The Mail and Guardian website focuses on the "vile" comment of Nick Griffin, head of the British National Party, who called Mandela a "murdering old terrorist."
It is the third time this year he has been admitted to hospital.
The BBC's Karen Allen in Pretoria says there is a sense of calm across South Africa, and also a quiet hope that the man who led the fight against apartheid may regain his strength once again.
Mr Mandela's wife, Graca Machel, cancelled a scheduled appearance in London to remain at her husband's bedside.
On Saturday, presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj said that although Mr Mandela was again suffering from pneumonia, he was breathing on his own - "a positive sign".
The former president's close friend Archbishop Desmond Tutu has led calls for South Africans to pray for him and wish him a speedy recovery.
Meanwhile, South African President Jacob Zuma has continued to hold engagements away from the capital.
He has indicated that he will visit Mr Mandela if doctors advise him to do so.

Nelson Mandela: Key dates

  • 1918 Born in the Eastern Cape
  • 1943 Joins African National Congress
  • 1956 Charged with high treason, but charges dropped
  • 1962 Arrested, convicted of sabotage, sentenced to five years in prison
  • 1964 Charged again, sentenced to life
  • 1990 Freed from prison
  • 1993 Wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1994 Elected first black president
  • 1999 Steps down as leader
  • 2004 Retires from public life
Nelson Mandela served as president from 1994 to 1999.
He was previously imprisoned for 27 years, and is believed to have suffered damaged lungs while working in a prison quarry.
He contracted tuberculosis in the 1980s while being held in jail on the windswept Robben Island.
He retired from public life in 2004 and has been rarely seen in public since.
Mr Mandela was receiving care at his Johannesburg home when his latest lung problems returned.
He was admitted to hospital after his condition worsened at 01:30 on Saturday (23:30 GMT Friday).
British Prime Minister David Cameron has said Mandela is in his thoughts, while the White House has also sent good wishes.
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Friday, 7 June 2013

Mercedes launches A-Class compact at Rs 21.9 lakh

Mercedes launches A-Class compact at Rs 21.9 lakhMumbai: German luxury car major Mercedes-Benz on Thursday launched the all new A-Class in the compact segment at an introductory price of Rs 21,93,500 for the petrol variant and Rs 22,73,500 for diesel, ex-showroom Mumbai.

The two new A-Class models are A 180 Sport and A 180 CDI Style, available in both petrol and diesel options, and have one of the best fuel economy in the segment, the company said in a statement here.

Globally, the A-Class has been a run-away success with over 90,000 bookings within months of the launch. The A-Class also comes with service packages like 'star ease' and 'star care'.

While the petrol version comes in 1.6 litre, 4 cylinder engine, the diesel model sports a 2.2 litre, 4 cylinder engine with streamlined aerodynamic design. These models also sport high safety with seven airbags and also come with extended warranty of one more year.

Announcing the launch, Mercedes-Benz India managing director and chief executive Eberhard Kern said "with the new A-Class, Merc now pioneers the compact luxury segment in the country and it reflects the changing customer demand for compact cars. The A-Class is also the most fuel efficient luxury car offering 1000 kms in a full tank of diesel."

He further said "2013 is the year of offensive for Merc India and the A-Class launch reiterates our promise of bringing the most fascinating cars for our valued customers here."

These models are equipped with 7G-DCT automated 7 speed dual clutch transmission, 11-drive assistance systems, direct-injection turbocharger technology, 14.7 cm infotainment display system, abd multifunctional sporty steering wheels with paddle shifts. 

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Maharashtra SSC (Class 10) Results 2013 declared

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Education will declare the Maharashtra SSC Examination Results 2013 on Friday (June 07) at 1 PM.Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Education declared the Maharashtra SSC Examination Results 2013 on Friday (June 07) at 1 PM. 

Students can access the result on,,

BSNL users can also access get their results via SMS by sending MHSSC and their seat number to 57766. Students will receive their marksheets on June 15. 

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Education, Pune came into existence on 1st January, 1966, as per the Maharashtra Act No.XLI of 1965 (called as Maharashtra Secondary Boards Act 1965) to regulate certain matters pertaining to secondary education in the State of Maharashtra.

I PERSONELLY wishes students ‘best of luck’ for their Maharashtra SSC Examination Results 2013. 
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Hurricane Sandy tracked by Google

Google crisis map of Hurricane Sandy
Google has launched interactive maps to track the path of Hurricane Sandy and provide localised support information as it approaches the US east coast.
A New York map includes the locations of evacuation centres and emergency shelters set up by the Red Cross.
The tech giant also cancelled an event today at which it planned to launch the Nexus 4 smartphone and a new version of its Jelly Bean operating system.
It was due to take place on a pier which is now in an evacuation zone.
The "crisis maps" are using data from the US Naval Research Laboratory, the National Hurricane Center, US weather and the US Geological Survey.
"The Google crisis response team has assembled a Hurricane Sandy map to help you track the storm's progress and provide updated emergency information," wrote Google software engineer Ka-Ping Yee on the firm's blog:
"We hope that you get the information you need to make preparations and stay safe if you are in the area."
"We will let you know our plans as soon as we know more," Google's Android team said in a statement announcing the cancellation of the event because of the hurricane.
Facebook has also cancelled two New York-based events due to take place this week - an engineering open-house day planned for Tuesday (30 October) and the announcement of an update to its fledgling "Facebook Gifts" service.
Raju Narisetti, managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, announced on Twitter that the newspaper would remove its online paywall today (29 October).
The organisation usually charges subscribers $4.99 (£3.11) per week for access to its website.
The New York Times disabled its paywall on Sunday afternoon.
Thousands of people are also sharing updates via social networks Twitter and Facebook.
"I've found the most up-to-date information on Facebook and Twitter rather than the more traditional news sites, albeit the Facebook/Twitter accounts of certain news sites in some cases," said Timo Rissanen, assistant professor at Parsons The New School for Design.
"The Consulate General of Finland in New York was doing a sterling job last night providing information on Facebook."
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Queen officially opens BBC's new Broadcasting House building

The Queen appeared behind BBC newsreaders live on the news
She declared the building open with a broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and also visited BBC Radio 1 and the BBC newsroom.
The Queen said it was a "great pleasure" to declare the building open.
The Duke of Edinburgh had also been expected to attend, but was admitted to hospital on Thursday for an operation.
Crowds gathered outside the building, which is flying the Royal Standard, to await the arrival of the Queen, who is wearing a powder blue coat and hat.
BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten and BBC director general Lord Hall met the Queen and escorted her on the first part of her visit.
She started the tour, her first visit to the corporation's recently expanded headquarters, by visiting BBC Radio 1 and meeting presenters including Nick Grimshaw, Trevor Nelson and Sara Cox.
She then visited the station's famous Live Lounge to watch a live performance by The Script, whose lead singer is Danny O'Donoghue, also well-known as a judge on BBC One show The Voice.
Her next destination was the building's third floor, where Fran Unsworth, the BBC's acting director of news, introduced her to several BBC Radio 4 staff, including Today presenter John Humphrys.
She then joined another Today presenter, James Naughtie, and Sian Williams live on Radio 4 where she gave a short address to declare the BBC's new home open.
"I hope this new building will serve you well for the future and I am delighted to declare it open today," she said.
Afterwards, she met Huw Edwards and Sophie Raworth at the start of a tour of the BBC newsroom.
The guided tour took her to look through the glass during a News Channel broadcast, and staff in the building laughed and broke into a round of applause as she appeared in the background of the studio shot.
After leaving the basement-level newsroom she met people including David Dimbleby and Sir Bruce Forsyth in the ground-floor reception.
At the end of her visit, the Queen unveiled a plaque marking the occasion at a reception attended by BBC staff, presenters and trustees.
Before the plaque was unveiled, Lord Patten wished the Duke of Edinburgh a quick recovery from his operation.
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Europe floods: Hungary Danube set for record high

The lower embankment of Buda is seen after it was inundated by the flooding River Danube in Budapest, Hungary, 6 June 2013
Hungarians have been warned to prepare for their country's worst floods ever as the Danube is set to reach record levels this weekend.
"We are facing the worst floods of all time," said PM Viktor Orban.
Europe's second longest river is set to hit unprecedented levels in the capital Budapest in the next few days.
A state of emergency has been declared, and thousands of volunteers worked overnight to reinforce the banks of the swelling river.
Water levels are set to reach reach 8.85m (29ft), some 25cm (10in) higher than the Danube's previous record high in 2006.
Emergency workers have set up camps along the river as residents packed sandbags around their homes amid an atmosphere of concerned expectation, says the BBC's Nick Thorpe in Budapest.
Kristalina Georgieva, the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, tweeted: "Hungary well prepared for highest ever measured water levels on Danube. We are monitoring & ready to assist."
Mass evacuations
Mr Orban, who spent the night at a military barracks in the flooded western city of Gyor, said recent dry weather in Austria and Germany, as well as a hot forecast for Hungary over the weekend, gave reason to hope that Europe's worst river floods for more than a decade could soon be over.
The Danube peaked on Thursday in the Slovak capital Bratislava, where the main flood defences held firm.
In northern Germany, workers piled sandbags along the banks of the River Elbe as waters rose, after widespread flooding further south.
As flood waters receded to the south and east, defence work continued apace near Lueneburg in Lower Saxony.
Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from at-risk areas in Germany, where the flooding is worse than that recorded in 2002.
On Thursday the Elbe flooded parts of Dresden as it peaked nearly 7m (22 feet) above its normal level, but the city's historic centre remained unscathed.
Upstream along the Elbe in the Czech Republic, emergency workers used boats to shuttle supplies to stranded people as large areas remained under water.
Widespread flooding in central Europe has inundated swathes of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic, killing at least 15 people.
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Learn How to Save Money for Retirement

Planning how to save money for retirement is not generally a priority for many Americans. In fact, less than 50% bother to calculate how much they are likely to need when they reach this age. In 2010, a third of workers who were employed in private industries who could have contributed to a retirement plan, failed to take part. This could be a lack of foresight especially as, on average, an American can expect to spend no less than 20 years in this later stage of his or her life.
Are you Unable to Save because of Insurmountable Debt?
If you are unable to save money for retirement because you have a lot of debt there are possible debt relief options open to you to relieve the financial burden and build up some cash flow. One of these options is debt settlement. Debt settlement consists of negotiations between the debtor (the person who owes the money) and the creditor (the money lender). It takes place when the person who is pursuing this as a debt solution is unable to pay off their debts in full. Often, thousands of dollars can be erased through this type of settlement.
The other option is pleading to bankruptcy. This is a somewhat different procedure to debt settlement as the resolution takes place in a court proceeding, under the Federal Bankruptcy Code Chapter 7 and 13. The court, under chapter 7, endeavors to sell all your non-exempt assets. With the cash raised, the creditors are paid. If there is a shortfall, the creditor loses as you will now be debt free. Under Chapter 13, a debt repayment arrangement is set up so that the money is paid off with ease over a 3 to 5 year period.
In most cases, debt settlement is preferred to bankruptcy, especially if you can pay off a part of your debt. Debt Settlement is less damaging to your credit score than bankruptcy. Either one of these debt relief options can help you reduce your debt so you can start saving money for retirement.
How to Lower your Spending
Whether you are in debt or not, or have managed to resolve your debt issues through debt settlement, bankruptcy, or other debt relief option, there is still a need to work out how to save money for retirement.
Spending habits are often the key to whether you are able to accumulate money or not.
Below are a few ways tips to help you lower your spending:
·         Buy in Bulk - bulk purchases for groceries and other household items you use often save you unnecessary trips to the supermarket and ultimately gasoline money. Also wholesale sellers are often able to offer better prices.

·         Save on Energy - In the home, you should switch off unnecessary lights and electrical equipment. Converting to energy saving bulbs is a good money saving option too.

·         Pay Bills on Time - Paying any bills on time will save you much needed cash. These extra amounts of money are better placed in your pocket than in the pocket of the company who sends you the bill and charges you extra for paying late.

·         Eat at Home - Eating at home more often will save expensive restaurant bills.

·         Use Public Transportation - Using public transport is usually a cheaper option than driving your car. You can also arrange to carpool with work colleagues who live close to you.

·         Avoid Bank Charges - Banks are often the worst culprits for taking money legally off unwary customers. Ensure that your money is in bank accounts that minimize bank fees.
There are many other things you can do to save money for retirement. You just have to get creative and see what works for you, from contributing more to your 401k plan (if you have one) to cleaning out your garage and having garage sales.
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