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Are you a Native American looking for wedding ring designs prevalent in your country? Or, a person fascinated with various designs of wedding rings and lost to make a decision? I have got a genuine set of information on Native American wedding rings for you. Yes, by picking a Native American wedding ring, you would be able add the sparkle of rich tradition and culture in your wedding.

You can make the symbol of your wedding more interesting and unique with Native American wedding rings. Many of these rings are the excellent symbol of the eternal love that you have for your life partner. Well, you don’t need to have an Indian descent to be able to appreciate the crafts and traditions of the Native American rings. It is your day; you have to make it extraordinary.

Lets discuss the various aspects of Native American wedding traditions and the wedding rings used by them.

The tradition of wedding rings

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A culture and tradition of exchanging wedding rings during a marriage ceremony is time-honored in Native America. Though, the real ceremonial exchange of bands can be traced originally to the Roman Empire.

The tradition of slipping wedding bands marks the public declaration that the marriage contract between the bride and the groom is honored. Like most of the world cultures, the Native American people also believed in the theory of Vena Amoris the love vein runs directly from the ring finger to the heart. It is also believed that as the left hand is close to the heart, it is the symbol of eternal love. King Edward IV also contributed to this belief legally. During his reign, he decreed that the third finger of left hand would be formally known as the Ring Finger. After this, The Book of Common Prayer also termed the left hand as the Marriage Hand.

In Native America in the early days, most local people did not use smelt stone in metal in decorative objects. Thus, I am not sure that the ancient people used any variety of metal jewelry in their wedding rituals or not.

In the earlier period, most of the products in Native America were hand made by skilled craftsmen who had learned the trade as their family business. The Native American wedding bands can also be incorporated in this list. As the time passed by, these trades were handed over from one generation to the other. When you go shopping for the Native American wedding bands, you will get to see that the traditional process is same on the whole.

The contemporary designs and practices

Today, the pretty circles of precious wedding rings beautifully mark the moment when two people get the status of husband and wife. They are the perfect symbol of the unbroken circle of love. They are the perpetual part of your lives that always make you remember the wedding vows that you have made to each other. You can show the world the unity of your love and marital relationship by wearing wedding rings.

Most of the Native American wedding bands designs incorporate malachite, onyx and most significantly, turquoise. Native Americans have certain believes attached to certain precious stones. Turquoise is a blue or green colored stone, used as a symbol of success and wealth. It often works to protect the wearer. It may also include patterns of tribal rugs or animals that are local and well-acquainted in the region.

There are some other designs as well that are inspired from the southwestern Native American wedding bands. The Navajo craftsmen often use the technique of stamp work for making rings. The silversmiths in this region use turquoise and silver and tribal rug designs in their work. Hopi is a known overlay technique done by cutting a design in the sheet of silver. It is later soldered to another silver sheet. The artists do it quite carefully and then oxidize the background. Zuni is another famous method to create grooves in the wedding rings. The grooves are later filled with small stones like turquoise.

So what are you think about just select the best design and feel proud for your Native American wedding ring.

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Stephen Lawrence police corruption allegations lead to calls for investigation

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by 4Wct7D on 16-09-2017

Friday, June 28, 2013

The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence met with Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May to discuss the investigation of claims that the police attempted to collect evidence from the Lawrence family in order to smear them. Theresa May had previously announced Monday the allegations would be investigated as part of two ongoing inquiries, but representatives of the Lawrence family demanded an independent public inquiry into the events.

Doreen Lawrence said in the meeting May had said “all options are open”. Lawrence said the inquiry “should be open and not behind closed doors so that we can hear once and for all exactly what was going on after Stephen was murdered […] I think unless we have a public inquiry that goes through the whole thing, we will never get to the bottom of it”.

Stephen Lawrence was stabbed in London in 1993 by a gang of white teenagers while he waited for a bus. Lawrence’s killers were not convicted for eighteen years; failures in the police investigation led to an inquiry led by Sir William Macpherson that found the police to be “institutionally racist”.

The allegations regarding the Lawrence investigation were revealed on Monday by The Guardian and Channel 4’s Dispatches programme, who interviewed Peter Francis, a former undercover officer with the Special Demonstration Squad.

While a member of the undercover squad, Peter Francis posed from 1993 to 1997 as an anti-racist campaigner and infiltrated a number of left-wing protest groups. Francis claims anti-racist campaigning after the death of Stephen Lawrence was considered by some in the Metropolitan Police to be a potential source for rioting and public disorder similar to the riots in Los Angeles riots in reaction to the treatment of Rodney King by police.

Francis said “there was almost constant pressure on me personally to find out anything I could that would discredit [the Lawrence family] campaigns.”

Stephen Lawrence’s father, Neville, expressed anger at the police over the allegations that they set out to collect evidence to smear his family: “It is unthinkable that in the extremely dark days and months after my son’s murder that my family were subject to such scrutiny”.

Neville Lawrence also called for an independent inquiry: “I understand that the home secretary has announced that she will extend the inquiries of Mark Ellison QC and Operation Herne, I would like to make it clear that I find this completely unsatisfactory.” He added: “I am convinced that nothing short of a judge-led public inquiry will suffice and I have no confidence that the measures announced today [Monday] will get to the bottom of this matter.”

Stephen Lawrence’s mother Doreen said she was “surprised and shocked” by the idea that the police were collecting intelligence on the Lawrence family: “They put all the resources into monitoring what the family and what the campaign was doing rather than investigating Stephen’s murder”.

David Cameron has expressed support for the Lawrence family: “Let’s be clear, these are absolutely dreadful allegations and we can only think of the Lawrence family, who have suffered so much already from the loss of their son. To hear that, potentially, the police that were meant to be helping them were actually undermining them — that’s horrific”. Cameron said he hopes investigations in to the allegations will happen “rapidly”.

London mayor Boris Johnson also expressed disapproval with the alleged actions of the police: “I cannot think of anything more despicable than the police attempting to smear Stephen Lawrence’s family. If there was a campaign to discredit those seeking justice, we need to know what the orders were and who gave them. We need to know whether there was any criminal activity, and we shouldn’t rule out the possibility of criminal proceedings.”

Greater Manchester Police have announced they are conducting inquiries into allegations that Special Branch police in Manchester sent a request for information on those participating in the Macpherson Inquiry.

Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan engaged

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Monday, January 15, 2007

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Legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has confirmed that his son Abhishek and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai were engaged last evening at a private ceremony at the Bachchans’ residence in Mumbai.

It is believed that the younger Bachchan proposed to his bride-to-be in New York, soon after the Toronto premiere of his new movie Guru. The media had been following the romance between the two closely for some time past, but this is the first time they have come out in the open about their relationship. Rumours that the couple were planning to spread the know began to spread in November last year, when they visited the Sankat Mochan Temple together, with some even saying that they had already been married even earlier at the Meenakshi temple in Madurai

According to one daily, the wedding will take place either on February 19 or March 7 at the Hyatt Mumbai. “The children have decided. We are very happy and thought we should go ahead with the ‘roka’ ceremony. It was held in the evening.”, Amitabh Bachchan said of the ceremony, which was attended by the family’s close friends, including Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, Aishwarya’s parents, and industrialist Anil Ambani and the latter’s wife Tina Ambani. The couple have now flown to Ujjain to take a holy dip in the Ganga.

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How to Prevent Silverfish in Your Home

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Marcy Tate

Silverfish are those squirmy, fast moving bugs that you have probably found hanging around your shower or in an old book. There’s good reason why silverfish choose these places: They love the starch found in the binding of books (they also like the paper) and enjoy damp, dark places like a shower as well as the cellulose ingredients found in many shampoos and shave foams.

Silverfish are harmless to humans- they don’t bite or carry around germs like other pests (such as roaches). The problem with silverfish is that they cause damage to fabrics, books, wallpaper and more. The other problem is that they are hard to exterminate. Even exterminators find it challenging to successfully rid a home of all silverfish. The good news is that there are steps you can take to preventing silverfish or at least to make your a home less attractive to silverfish.

Here are some of ways to prevent and help rid your home of silverfish:

1. Cloves- It has worked for some but not for others. It’s a inexpensive and pleasant option so it’s worth a try to see if it will work for you. Simply spread whole cloves around in places where you have seen silverfish. If you are trying to prevent silverfish, then place cloves behind books in bookshelves, under sinks and in the corner of your shower. Whole cloves can be found in the spice section at your local grocery store.

2. Check for Plumbing Problems- Silverfish like dark and damp areas. If you have a plumbing problem, such as leaky pipes, it will create an open invitation for silverfish. If you have a serious silverfish problem then you should really get your pipes checked by a plumber.

3. Stable Humidity Levels- Keeping your house at proper humidity levels will also keep silverfish out. If your house is too humid (and too hot), then silverfish will want in as they love humid and damp places. Consider purchasing a dehumidifier for your basement to help decrease humidity.

4. Keep Clean- It’s hard to keep a perfectly clean house. But taking the extra time each day to sweep will not only help prevent silverfish but also help to prevent many other pests such as ants and roaches. Since silverfish like sugar and starch, they will likely want to come into a home with crumbs. In fact, silverfish can go without eating for a year, so they will happily wait around in your home until they get some crumbs.

5. Keep Food in Containers If you live in areas which are more prone to silverfish, south as many of the Southern states then you should consider keeping your rice, beans, flour, sugar, etc, in air tight containers to prevent silverfish from getting in.

If you have a rare infestation of silverfish then it may be a good idea to get an exterminator to come out and get rid of as many as possible to get the situation under control.

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Rapper Proof (D12) shot and killed outside Detroit nightclub

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Rapper Proof, born Deshaun Holton, was shot and killed on April 11, 2006, at approximately 4:30 a.m. EDT (0830 UTC) at the Triple C Club on 8 Mile Road in Detroit.

Proof was known for his work together with his good friend Eminem and his group D12.

Another man was shot shortly afterward, and was taken to St. John Hospital.

On April 12, 2006, Mario Etheridge, 28, of Detroit turned himself in to the police, having been named by several witnesses. Mario was allegedly a bouncer at the club. “Police said he is a cousin of Keith Bender Jr., the bouncer who was allegedly shot by Proof during the fight.” The fight that started inside the club was reported to be over a pool game. The argument was taken outside where, “A shot was fired in the air, Proof allegedly pistol-whipped Bender, knocked him to the ground and then shot him. Etheridge then allegedly opened fire on the rapper, striking him four times in the head and chest. One week later, Keith Bender Jr. died of his injuries on April 18, 2006.

Official Police reports are yet to determine the series of events which left Proof and Keith Bender, 35, deceased. Bender died 8 days later on April 18, 2006. Following Proof’s death, rapper Snoop Dogg called on fellow musicians to unite, describing the incident as “a loss to the hip-hop community”.

The tributes were led by fellow rapper The Game who was first to comment on the tragedy. The Game remembers how he and Proof became ‘real cool and real homies’ and that ‘Proof will always be remembered and I as well as the Black Wall Street family will keep his memory & his family in our prayers 1’. The second to comment on Proof was long time friend Royce da 5’9″ who was deeply saddened by the death of his good friend. Royce had been a friend of Proof for over 9 years and the two had recently reconciled. Royce echoed the music community, saying ‘He is such loss for the hip hop community…I hope that he will be remembered for the talented artist and great person that he was, and not the tragedy that he fell victim to’.

Eminem was the third to discuss Proof’s death days after his passing, clearly affected by the tragedy. Eminem described Proof as “funny, smart and charming” and said that he would be sorely missed and described him as “the heart and ambassador of Detroit hip-hop”. Eminem said that Proof was, and always will be, his best friend.

Tributes poured out of the UK with Vm2k6 leading the remembrance. Proof’s demise which was mainly overlooked by the UK media was documented and reflected by VM2k6 in which he calls Proof ‘fresh, talented and meaningful, a rarity in Hip Hop today’. He continues saying that Proof had ‘the greatest ability to transfer his experiences and most of all feelings into words’ and finished with the heartfelt line- ‘I guess its only in Death you really begin to shine’.

Several fan videos were released in tribute to Proof, including the hit “Good Die Young” music video which used D12’s 2004 single, which is currently one of the highest discussed and viewed videos on YouTube.com. Many other “slide show” flicks were created, which are appearing all over the internet. The “Good Die Young” clip was produced by RYKE Video Productions.

Proof stated how he wanted to be remembered in an interview with Sohh.com shortly after his album release; ‘I want people to say that I was a true artist’, ‘ That I did it best and stayed true to Hip Hop roots’ and ‘I’d want people to understand I did it for the love not for the charts.’

Free Prepaid Credit Cards How To Find The Best Right Now

Filed Under (Financial Planners) by 4Wct7D on 03-09-2017

By William Perry

Finding free prepaid credit cards is something that everybody wants nowadays, as these are great devices to have around. However, here’s something you should know-prepaid cards are never free, for the simple fact that they are prepaid.

In other words, the amount you have to spend on them is in direct proportion to how much you initially put onto them, or pay for them. For example, if you pay $100 for a prepaid credit card, you have a $100 limit to use with that one. If you find a free prepaid card, you will have a $0 limit, and therefore it’s useless anyway.

Not every prepaid credit card is created equal. For example, with many of them there are additional fees you have to consider even after the initial deposit you make on them. For example, some charge a monthly or annual fee for using the, in addition to a transaction fee each time you use it to make a purchase.

Therefore, in this sense there are free prepaid credit cards, in that the only price you pay is the amount that goes towards the limit on it. when looking for the right one, always be sure that the only fee you are paying is the deposit amount, and make sure there are none of these hidden fees, which can dramatically spike up the amount you will be paying.

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With that said, of course, you don’t have to worry about any additional fees tacked on-the amount you spend all goes towards your credit limit, and you don’t spend anything just for the card itself. Having prepaid credit cards is very important in certain situations where you don’t have your credit card handy, but can’t pay with cash.

An obvious example of this would be buying something online, as you obviously can’t spend cash, but if you either don’t have your current credit with you, or it’s over it’s monthly limit, the only way you can buy is having a prepaid credit card. To find these, just go down to your local right aid or Wal-Mart, and you can find many available.

In addition, going on the internet will help you find many of these on hand as well, although you will have to wait until they are shipped to you, which in some instances can take over a week. I’d recommend you just go to your local store if you are in a hurry.

Also, it’s generally wise to bring these with you on trips, as in the case of booking a hotel or other things where cash is not accepted. Particularly with hotels, they generally require a credit card in order to reserve your room, and usually don’t accept cash for this.

If you don’t have a credit card on hand, a prepaid one is your only bet. Particularly if you are booking a hotel, you can generally only do so with a credit card, as they won’t accept cash until you are ready to check out. Use these tips to find the right free prepaid credit cards for you.

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO apologies for financial planning scandal

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by 4Wct7D on 03-09-2017

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Ian Narev, the CEO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, this morning “unreservedly” apologised to clients who lost money in a scandal involving the bank’s financial planning services arm.

Last week, a Senate enquiry found financial advisers from the Commonwealth Bank had made high-risk investments of clients’ money without the clients’ permission, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars lost. The Senate enquiry called for a Royal Commission into the bank, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Mr Narev stated the bank’s performance in providing financial advice was “unacceptable”, and the bank was launching a scheme to compensate clients who lost money due to the planners’ actions.

In a statement Mr Narev said, “Poor advice provided by some of our advisers between 2003 and 2012 caused financial loss and distress and I am truly sorry for that. […] There have been changes in management, structure and culture. We have also invested in new systems, implemented new processes, enhanced adviser supervision and improved training.”

An investigation by Fairfax Media instigated the Senate inquiry into the Commonwealth Bank’s financial planning division and ASIC.

Whistleblower Jeff Morris, who reported the misconduct of the bank to ASIC six years ago, said in an article for The Sydney Morning Herald that neither the bank nor ASIC should be in control of the compensation program.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO apologies for financial planning scandal

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by 4Wct7D on 03-09-2017

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Ian Narev, the CEO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, this morning “unreservedly” apologised to clients who lost money in a scandal involving the bank’s financial planning services arm.

Last week, a Senate enquiry found financial advisers from the Commonwealth Bank had made high-risk investments of clients’ money without the clients’ permission, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars lost. The Senate enquiry called for a Royal Commission into the bank, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Mr Narev stated the bank’s performance in providing financial advice was “unacceptable”, and the bank was launching a scheme to compensate clients who lost money due to the planners’ actions.

In a statement Mr Narev said, “Poor advice provided by some of our advisers between 2003 and 2012 caused financial loss and distress and I am truly sorry for that. […] There have been changes in management, structure and culture. We have also invested in new systems, implemented new processes, enhanced adviser supervision and improved training.”

An investigation by Fairfax Media instigated the Senate inquiry into the Commonwealth Bank’s financial planning division and ASIC.

Whistleblower Jeff Morris, who reported the misconduct of the bank to ASIC six years ago, said in an article for The Sydney Morning Herald that neither the bank nor ASIC should be in control of the compensation program.

Garuda Indonesia increases flights, fleet; may buy rival

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by 4Wct7D on 03-09-2017

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Indonesian state-owned flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has been expanding, with the airline set to add nine new jets to its fleet and double its flights between Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. Garuda is also considering a bid for defunct rival Linus Airways.

Garuda is expecting the imminent arrival of four new Airbus jets and five new Boeings. The Airbuses, A330-200s, are earmarked to fly international routes to Seoul and Shanghai starting in July. All four have Internet and telephone access for passengers. The Boeings, B737-800 Next Generation aircraft, are due to be in service by the 2010.

Also planned before the year’s end is the increase in flights on the Jakarta-Kuala Lumpur route from one to two per week. “We saw our current load factor[s] have reached 75 percent and even more during school breaks like June and July,” Said the company’s Vice President for Network Oversight, Risnandi. “This is very promising.”

Garuda is now reported to be considering a bid for Linus, who stopped operating on April 27 and have recently been stripped of the rights to fly their former routes as legally required for airlines that do not operate for more than thrity days. Linus still holds some documents of worth to Garuda for transfer to their subisidiary Citilink.

“I heard that Garuda intends to buy Linus who already hold an aviation business license (SIUP) and an air operators certificate (AOC) for the scheduled air services,” said Indonesian Director General of Civil aviation Herry Bakti S. Gumay to reporters for Bisnis Indonesia. He said that his office was in favour of a takeover by Garuda because foreign bids are limited to holding a maximum total of 49% of the shares in Linus.

Linus Airways’ President Directer Indra said that “we are flexible to acquisition, depending on the investor. If someone wants to buy 100% of the shares we can release our shares, but if someone wants take only a majority shareholding with us as a partner – we are also open.” Indra commented that he has had an informal meeting with Garuda CEO Emirsyah Satar but says that they never discussed acquisition by Garuda and that Linus is already in talks with another ‘strategic investor’ with a view to resuming operations.

Two airlines, Riau Airlines and Kartika Airlines, have both launched bids for the ten routes formally operated by Linus, which include four from Jakarta and three from Batam.

Garuda Indonesia’s Financial Direcotr Eddy Purwanto has anounced that US$650 million worth of loans from Bank Mandiri have been restructured. Garuda, who has apointed Rothschild’s as their international financial advisors, will now pay US$450 million by 2015.