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    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "ses enchères Fine Jewelry et Jadeite" 05.26.2017

      Jade devient plus rare dans la demande de la Chine

      Pour juger par les prix des enchères, l'appétit des collectionneurs pour les bijoux en jade de qualité supérieure reste instable, malgré les récentes discussions sur le ralentissement de la demande de produits de luxe en Chine, où jade a traditionnellement été maintenue dans un respect presque mystique.

      Au Christie's de Londres, le mois dernier, un simple collier avec deux rangées de perles graduées en jadéite avec un fermoir en diamant Art Déco a réalisé 49 875, soit 77 625 $, dépassant largement son estimation pré-vente de 5 000 à 6 000. À Sotheby's New York bracelet cartier love or rose, également dernier Mois, une suite d'or, de jade et de diamants, comprenant un collier, une broche, des clips d'oreille et un anneau, estimé entre 30 000 $ et 50 000 $ bracelet femme cartier or rose, vendu pour 149 000 $.

      Chez Sotheby's Hong Kong, un brassard de jadeite a été estimé à 200 000 à 250 000 dollars de Hong Kong, soit 26 000 $ à 32 000 $, vendu pour 1,12 million, et un anneau de jade et diamant estimé à 350 000 à 500 000 dollars vendu pour 1 million.

      Pourtant, tous les jade offerts lors de ventes récentes ne se sont pas bien déroulés. Certains lots ont à peine fait leurs estimations, et d'autres sont restés invendus.

      Continuez à lire l'histoire principale

      'Il est beaucoup plus facile d'estimer un diamant ou un rubis, en comparant sa taille et sa clarté', a déclaré Terry Chu, chef adjoint des bijoux chez Sotheby's Asia. 'Mais ça ne fonctionne pas comme ça avec la jadeite. Nous n'avons pas de carat, et il est vraiment très efficace pour pouvoir apprécier la pierre. Il faut des années de pratique. '

      Les experts parlent d'une 'couleur optimale' de vert comme le plus précieux et précieux, mais ce qui reste reste incertain.

      'Il n'y a pas de formule pour évaluer la jadéite', a déclaré Vickie Sek, responsable du département bijouterie de Christie's Hong Kong. 'Évidemment, il y a la couleur et l'ombre, mais vous devez également tenir compte de la translucide et du matériel. C'est vraiment une combinaison des trois. '

      'La lavande jade a été très demandée à la fin des enchères et est de plus en plus coûteuse', a déclaré Mme Chu de Sotheby's par téléphone, 'mais la jadeite verte reste la plus recherchée'.

      La translucidité est également très importante, a déclaré Mme Sek, et cela a également des terminologies différentes que les acheteurs doivent déchiffrer. 'Quand c'est très bien, nous dirons' très translucide 'ou même' translucide vitreux ' replique cartier bracelet prix, et c'est le meilleur', a-t-elle déclaré. 'Quand il est étiqueté comme' opaque ', cela signifie que vous ne pouvez pas vraiment voir à travers la pierre, et donc la qualité du jade n'est pas aussi élevée'.

      'Jade est de plus en plus rare et nous avons plus de demande en Chine, donc c'est vraiment une question de demande et de fourniture', a déclaré Mme Sek. 'Les prix augmentent. Au cours des deux dernières années, ils ont monté très rapidement, car le pouvoir d'achat des Chinois a augmenté si vite. Cette année, le marché est stable. Il se stabilise, et il y a encore une très forte demande. '

      Graeme Thompson, chef de bijoux pour Bonhams Asie, a déclaré par courrier électronique que les hausses de prix «dramatiques» au cours des deux ou trois dernières années ont été «un résultat direct des enchères» devenant de plus en plus populaires, car les collectionneurs recherchent des conseils professionnels et une opinion objective . '

      La jadeite est souvent coupée et polie sans facettes. Ce style cabochon, généralement plat au fond, maximise sa couleur.

      Lors de sa prochaine vente de bijoux à Hong Kong le 28 mai, Christie's affirme que les meilleurs lots comprendront un collier, un anneau et une boucle d'oreille de cabochon et de diamants de jade, estimés entre 2,3 millions et 3,5 millions de dollars, ainsi qu'une pièce de jadeite sculptée dans le La forme de Guanyin, la déesse bouddhiste de la miséricorde, qui peut être porté comme un pendentif et porte une estimation de 1,9 million de dollars à 3,2 millions de dollars. 'C'est une pièce exceptionnelle parce que le matériau est si épais, et il a une très bonne translucidité' Mme Sek a noté.

      D'autres lots comprennent une paire de boucles d'oreilles jadéites avec lapis lazuli, diamant jaune et grenat par le maître joaillier Wallace Chan, estimé à 100 000 $ à 150 000 $, et un cabochon et une bague en diamant de jadeite par Cartier, estimé à 250 000 $ à 380 000 $.

      Pendant ce temps, Bonhams offrira à ses enchères Fine Jewelry et Jadeite le 25 mai à Hong Kong un simple bracelet en jade de lavande qui est évalué à 240 000 $ à 371 000 $. 'Les bracelets de la jadéie sont difficiles à prix, et un bracelet de bon matériel est souvent vendu pour les prix astronomiques', a déclaré M. Thompson. 'Ce bracelet, en couleur lavande, a une structure cristalline très uniforme et une couleur de lavande uniformément réparée avec des taches vertes vertes'.

      Un autre point culminant de la prochaine vente de Bonhams est une bague de diamant double cabochon jadeite avec une couleur verte uniformément intense et une gelée comme la translucidité.

    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "Baisden had given detectives" 05.25.2017

      A chef who featured in a scheme set up by celebrity cook Jamie Oliver was today give a 25 month jail term after a judge heard how he was part of a gang which stole four million pounds worth of Cartier jewellery from an airport warehouse replica cartier love bracelet.

      Tom Baisden, 28, of Thundersley, Essex, was the "inside man" as the gang staged a robbery in Southend, Essex, in May 2001 and escaped with watches, keyrings, pins, sunglasses and belts, Southend Crown Court heard.

      Baisden came forward to confess his crime to detectives seven years later after taking part in Oliver's "Fifteen" scheme and admitted theft, conspiracy to steal and perverting the course of justice silver cartier love bracelet, the court was told.

      In December, two other gang members were jailed after jurors convicted them of taking part in the raid following a trial.

      Baisden's cousin Gary Maughan, a 43 year old nurse from Hackney, east London, was given a six year term after being convicted of conspiracy to steal and handling stolen goods. He had denied any offence.

      Joseph Xenofondos, 35, of Loughton, Essex, was given a five year term after being found guilty of conspiracy to steal. He had also denied any offence.

      Baisden gave evidence for the prosecution at the trial.

      Prosecutor Chris Paxton told jurors that Baisden featured in "Fifteen" a scheme set up to help disadvantaged people "turn their lives around" in 2004 and had gone on to making a living from cooking.

      Police said Baisden's experiences on the scheme had been instrumental in his decision to come clean.

      Prosecutors said Baisden had been working at the warehouse in 2001 and was the "inside man" on the raid. They said his share of the spoils had been 100,000. Hardly any of the jewellery had turned up.

      The gang had taken advantage of lax security and made the raid look like a robbery by beating and tying Baisden, the court was told.

      Detectives had investigated and questioned Baisden but no one had been charged with any offence at the time.

      The court heard that Baisden had been a teenage drug addict at the time of the raid.

      James Scobie, for Baisden, today told the court his client was in danger because he had confessed and pointed the finger.

      Mr Scobie said detectives would have been none the wiser without Baisden's confession and no one would have been convicted cartier love bracelet fake.

      "He genuinely felt great self loathing for what he had done. He couldn't live with himself," said Mr Scobie.

      "He is doing life because he will never be able to rest a single day without thinking if that knock on the door, that bang behind him is somebody about to even things up."

      Judge John Lodge told Baisden: "There is little point in the most sophisticated and expensive security systems if you cannot trust the people who operate them. You abused that trust."

      The judge said he had taken into account the help Baisden had given detectives and prosecutors in passing sentence.

      He said he had considered suspending the sentence but did not think such a move "appropriate".

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    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "and local politicians and" 05.23.2017

      SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileA Europe based anti Islam, anti immigration group called PEGIDA is making its Quebec debut this weekend and local politicians and community members want to tell the group its views aren't welcome in Montreal.PEGIDA: Who is behind Germany's anti Islam campaign?Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre said Thursday he condemns any instance of Islamophobia in the city.Other politicians have spoken on the subject as well <a href="http://www.bestcalovebracelet.cn/">cartier love bracelet cheap</a>."

      Move along, Montreal is certainly not a place for you, and I ask Montrealers not to join and not to be fooled by PEGIDA's speech," said Guillaume Lavoie of Projet Montral.Qubec Solidaire MP Franoise David has also come out against the group.PEGIDA is a German acronym for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West. The relatively new group began in Dresden, Germany, in October and uses Facebook as a main organizing tool.The organization is popular with neo Nazis and other nationalists and is often spoken about favourably on white supremacist online forums such as Stormfront and National Front.German Chancellor Angela Merkel has denounced PEGIDA.The Quebec chapter has already amassed more than 1 <a href="http://www.bestlovebracelet.cn/cartier-love-bracelet-pink-gold-screwdriver-p-257.html">cartier love bracelet pink gold</a>,000 supporters on Facebook.Bilal Tartraf from the FATH Community Centre said PEGIDA's choice of location is no coincidence."This is all about provocation, of course," Tartraf said. "I'm pretty sure this movement is pretty limited <a href="http://www.bestlovebracelet.cn/cartier-love-bracelet-pink-gold-screwdriver-p-257.html">replica cartier love bracelet</a>, in Montreal, Quebec, and Canada in general, and the only way for them to make an impact is to provoke."This is a country of law and order, if these people want to demonstrate, they can demonstrate, this is a free country. All we hope for is that everybody stays calm and respects the law."

    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "treated with the solution" 05.22.2017

      Iron tablets taken by millions of people could damage the body within just 10 minutes, a study has warned.

      Tests showed the mineral rapidly causes DNA damage in blood vessels pink gold cartier love bracelet.

      While they were carried out in a lab setting, rather than living people, researchers found the levels of iron given in supplements may be too high and harmful.

      Iron supplements may contain 10 times more than is necessary for health, the researchers said.

      In future, doctors may want to think carefully about prescribing the minimum dose of iron necessary to patients who need it, researchers said.

      Iron tablets taken by millions of people could damage the body within just 10 minutes, a study has found

      Iron is an essential element for life. Many women take the supplement after pregnancy and it is used as a treatment for anaemia, a condition caused by low levels of the mineral.

      There were six million prescriptions issued each year for iron tablets in England and Wales alone.

      Women need more iron to remain healthy than men.

      The NHS recommends men need 8.7mg a day for men while women need 14.8mg a day.

      Most people should be able get all the iron they need from their daily diet.

      Women need more iron because of blood loss during menstruation.

      Pregnant women may also need iron supplements to ensure they get enough for their growing baby.

      Good sources of iron include dark leafy vegetables, brown rice, meat and fish, nuts and seeds eggs and dried fruit.

      Around six million British people take iron supplements mostly to treat anaemia, a disease caused by iron deficiency, which causes feelings of exhaustion.

      The NHS advises that taking 17mg or less a day of iron supplements is unlikely to cause any harm in healthy people.

      But for people low in iron, the standard dose in Britain is around 200mg a day.

      The study by Imperial College suggests that further research may be needed to see if this level is too high.

      Iron tablets should be kept away from children as they are a common cause of overdoses which can result in death.

      But if a person develops anaemia they may be prescribed higher dose tablets by their doctor.

      These can contain up to 65mg of iron cartier love bracelet pink gold.

      Dr Shovlin and her team tested the effect of such high doses of the mineral on human endothelial cells which line arteries and veins.

      She treated the cells with an iron solution comparable to that seen in the blood after taking one prescription iron tablet.

      Within ten minutes, she found cells treated with the solution showed signs of damage.

      Their DNA repair systems were activated, and were still activated six hours later.

      'All of the body's cells have DNA repair systems that can fix all sorts of things in cells,'Dr Shovlin explained.

      'But when we added iron, we saw that these systems had to work harder than normal rose gold cartier love bracelet.'

      It is not yet known whether damage to blood vessels in a laboratory setting would translate to harm to humans' circulatory system, she said.

    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "level for the multivariate" 05.19.2017

      The impact of drinking water, indoor dust and paint on blood lead levels of children aged 1 years in Montr (Qu Canada)

      1Institut national de sant publique du Qu Qu Canada2Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Qu and Universit Laval, Qu Canada3 Polytechnique de Montr Montr Canada4Health Canada, Ottawa, CanadaCorrespondence: Dr. Patrick Levallois, Institut national de sant publique du Qu 945, avenue Wolfe, QC, Canada G1V 5B3. Tel: +(418) 650 5115 (ext 5216). Fax: +(418) 654 3144. A cross sectional survey evaluated the contribution of drinking water, house dust and paint to blood lead levels (BLLs) of young children living in old boroughs of Montr (Canada). Three hundred and six children aged 1 to 5 years and currently drinking tap water participated in the study. For each participant, residential lead was measured in kitchen tap water, floor dust, windowsill dust and house paint and a venous blood sample was analyzed. Multivariate logistic regression was used to evaluate the association between elevated BLL in the children ( 75th percentile) and indoor lead contamination by means of odds ratios (OR) using 95 confidence intervals (CI).

      Keywords: blood lead levels; children; paint; dust; drinking water

      Abbreviations: AM, Arithmetic mean; BLL, Blood Lead Level; CI, Confidence interval; GM, Geometric mean; OR, Odds ratio; 5M1L, First liter after 5 flushing; 30M1L, First liter after 30 stagnation; 30M2L, Second liter after 30 stagnation; 30M3L, Third liter after 30 stagnation; 30M4L, Fourth liter after 30 stagnation

      Top of pageIntroductionLead is a known toxicant that can have health effects at very low levels, and young children are particularly vulnerable to its deleterious effects. Indoor sources of lead are still present in children surrounding environment and might contribute to low levels of exposure. This is particularly the case for sources such as house dust, paint or drinking water.3, 4

      Lead service lines (pipes) and lead containing materials are well known sources of drinking water contamination.5 However, the impact of low levels of lead contamination in drinking water has been rarely studied. Recently, two studies conducted in the Washington DC area6, 7 described the impact of lead service lines on BLLs of young children. However, because of limitations concerning the evaluation of children water exposure, their results could not precisely quantify the impact of lead from drinking water on BLLs.

      Lead in paint and house dust remains an important source of lead exposure. In the United States, the contribution of old paint as a source of lead exposure for young children is well documented.8 Some cases of lead poisoning from paint have been described in Canada9 but no population study has yet evaluated the impact of lead based paint on young children in a non point source area. In the US, the importance of low level house dust on BLLs of young children has been well demonstrated in an analysis of NHANES data.10 The importance of lead based paint as a key cause for elevated indoor dust lead concentration was described in a recent nationally representative study of house dust in urban homes across Canada.11

      As a number of sources are likely to be present simultaneously in the home environment, particularly in old houses, it is important to evaluate them at the same depth, in order to quantify their individual contributions.

      The objective of this study was therefore to evaluate the impact of drinking water and other household sources of lead such as house dust and paint, on the BLLs of children aged 1 years and living in households where LSLs may still be present.

      Top of pageMaterials and methodsGeneral MethodologyThis cross sectional study simultaneously evaluated the BLLs and home indoor environment of young children (1 to 5 years of age) living in four boroughs of Montr selected for the possible presence of lead pipes and older houses. The study was carried out between September 2009 and March 2010.15 The ethics committees of the Center hospitalier universitaire de Qu and Health Canada approved the protocol developed for this study. Parents of children participating in the study provided their written informed consent prior to their participation.

      Recruitment and Participant SelectionFollowing exclusion of industrial areas, a randomly selected list of 9,500 families, with at least one child aged 1 to 5 years and living in the targeted boroughs, was obtained from the Qu government health database (R de l Maladie du Qu After excluding families living in buildings with more than 3 dwellings, an information letter and a consent form were sent to 3,800 families living in the targeted boroughs. Only one child per family was pre selected. The participant parents were contacted by telephone to verify the child eligibility and their willingness to participate in the study cartier love charity bracelet. Families meeting the following criteria were classified as eligible (n the selected child consumes tap water regularly, was born in Canada, and was living in that dwelling for at least one year; he or she does not spend more than 2 days per week outside of the home or suffer from severe disease; the family should speak either French or English and does not use a water filtration device. Detailed frequencies of eligibility parameters for included and excluded families for this study are described and enumerated in Supplementary Materials (Supplementary Tables S1 and S2).

      Home VisitA trained environmental technician and a pediatric nurse visited each home. Following the completion of the consent form by one of the parents, the technician conducted a house inspection, water and dust sampling, and paint evaluation. The nurse interviewed the parents about their work and hobbies, the child health and habits (including water consumption and pica behavior) and drew a venous blood sample from the child arm.

      Blood SampleVenous blood was sampled in a 6 Becton Dickinson tube (BD 367863) pre treated with Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) anticoagulant and kept at 4 until laboratory analysis. Whole blood samples were analyzed for lead content by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectometry (ICP MS), using the Perkin Elmer Elan 6000 at the laboratory of the Institut National de Sant Publique du Qu (INSPQ, Qu Canada).

      Tap WaterA total of 5 one liter samples of cold kitchen tap water were collected in pre acidified containers. Participants were asked not to use any source of water within their homes during the period of stagnation. The tap aerator was kept on during all sampling.

      Samples were held at approximately 4 until analysis. Water lead analyses were performed using ICP MS with Single Ion Monitoring (SIM) by an accredited environmental laboratory (Maxxam). increased from 16 to 24 h to enhance dissolution of particulate lead). The correlation coefficient for duplicates was 0.999. Results obtained for fortified blanks were within the limits used by this laboratory.

      DustFloor dust was sampled from a selected sampling zone in the center of the available floor space in three different rooms in the home: the child room, home entrance and another room specified by the parents as frequently used by the child. To assure the absence of external contamination, two different wipe controls were used for each sampling zone: (1) a control wet wipe (in one out of every two residences,) was manipulated outside the plastic tube but without wiping on a surface and, (2) a template sampling using the regular protocol (once a week) on the interior surface of a template.

      Analyses of the lead dust wipes consisted of predigesting the wet wipe in a partially covered 50 tube with 2 of concentrated nitric acid at room temperature for 5 The digestion tube was then placed in a bath at 80 for 12 Afterwards, the tube was withdrawn from the bath, and when it reached room temperature, 1 hydrochloric acid was added and a total volume of 10 was achieved by adding deionised water. Analysis was done by ICP MS (Elan 6000, Perkin Elmer, Massachusetts, USA). Calibration was performed using aqueous standards. The detection limit was 0.01 and the quantification limit 0.015 per sample.

      PaintThe lead content of the interior painted surfaces of homes was evaluated with a hand held X ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer (Niton XLp300, Elemental Controls, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada). Sampling procedure, adapted from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (US HUD),18 consisted of taking two consecutive 30 second measurements, a few centimetres apart. Where there were different paints in one room, more than one wall was sampled. At least five rooms were assessed according to the child use and the level of deterioration of painted surfaces (child room, kitchen, family room, hallway and one other room commonly used by the child). The calibration of the XRF analyzer was verified 3 times before each home measurement with a standard reference material (Niton XLp300 Performance Characteristic Sheet 2004).

      Where wall paint chips were present on damaged surfaces or flooring, they were collected for laboratory analysis. Approximately 200 of paint chips were necessary for lead analysis white gold cartier love bracelet. Samples were digested at room temperature for 2 in a partially covered test tube containing 2 of concentrated nitric acid. Afterwards, samples were covered and placed in an oven at 110 for 18 Analyses were performed using ICP MS method (Elan 6000, Perkin Elmer). Certified standard reference material paint chips from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST 1579A) and demineralized water reference material from Ultra Scientific (ICM 240) were used for calibration and quality control. When treated as a continuous variable, BLL measures are summarized as a geometric mean (GM) since the distribution of measurements is close to lognormal. Participants with missing values for windowsill dust were excluded from the analysis concerning only windowsill dust. Otherwise, these participants were pooled in a fourth category of windowsill dust: the category (the first 3 categories being the tertiles of the variable).

      Two types of univariate analyses were performed in order to select variables to include in the multivariate logistic regression model for BLLs above the 75th percentile (with all exposure variables treated in categories). First, the GM of BLLs was calculated for each exposure variable (drinking water, dust and paint) and adjustment variables (listed below). For dichotomous variables, Student t test of the blood lead logarithm was used to compare the means; for variables with three categories or more an analysis of variance was used. The source of difference between means, when a statistical difference was observed, was determined using Scheffe test for multiple comparisons. A tested effect was kept in the model if its P value was The adjustment variables included in the final multivariate logistic regression model were: age, ethnicity (Caucasian or not), season, parents' highest education level (one parent with a university degree), daycare use, health issue (chronic disease) cartier love bracelet fake, exposure to second hand smoke, possible parental lead exposure from occupation or hobbies, and tap water consumption per kg of body weight (food and beverage consumption as reported by the parents). No modifying effects were found significant in the logistic regression model. The adjusted results are presented in two different ways. First, the model was run separately for each exposure variable and with all the adjustment variables (adjusted OR). Second, the model was run with all the exposure variables and all the adjustment variables (adjusted In this second model, the dust variables were included only for the evaluation of the effect of water and paint exposures. The statistical significance level for the multivariate analysis was set at 0.05.

      Top of pageResultsParticipation RateOf the 3,800 families contacted by letter, 2,661 were reached by phone to verify their eligibility. Of the 549 eligible families identified, 313 (57 accepted the invitation to participate in the study. Only 306 families were included in the data analysis, since no blood sample could be collected for 6 children, and one child was absent from their dwelling for an entire month prior to the home visit. not included in a visible minority group as defined by Statistics Canada20) and spoke French at home (Table 1). Most families owned the residence investigated and were highly educated, with 73 having at least one parent with a university degree. Only 5 of children had a severe risky behavior for lead exposure, defined as scratching, licking or gnawing soldered surfaces or paint. Most children were healthy, except a few (6 who had moderate chronic disease such as asthma (data not shown). Daycare service was used by 75 of participants.

    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "utterly surprising relationship" 05.18.2017

      Amid the usual excitement and unusually heightened security, the 69th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with the world premiere of Woody Allen's "Caf Society," starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Steve Carell. (Loic Venance / AFP/Getty Images)

      It not always noted, but there are two Cannes film festivals, one composed of critics, journalists and industry professionals, and the other inhabited by the sequestered jury. Sometimes these two Cannes speak with one voice, but in this 69th festival, they definitely did not.

      The German film Erdmann, directed by Maren Ade, one of the few women in the competition, was easily the non jury favorite among the 21 films eligible for prizes.

      Both wildly raucous and movingly humane, it chronicles the evolving relationship between a prankster father and his high powered careerist daughter. Far from winning a top prize, however, Erdmann was totally shut out by the jury chaired by Max director George Miller.

      Instead, the Palme d went to 79 year old British filmmaker Ken Loach for Daniel Blake, the on the nose narrative of working class folks getting the run around from an unfeeling government welfare bureaucracy.

      Cannes: How George Miller's jury got it wrong George Miller, president of the Cannes Film Festival jury, fourth from right, poses with jury members, from left, Arnaud Desplechin, Kirsten Dunst, Laszio Nemes, Vanessa Paradis, Donald Sutherland, Katayoon Shahabi, Mads Mikkelsen and Valeria Golino. (Thibault Camus / Associated Press)

      During a news conference after last year Cannes Film Festival awards ceremony, Joel Coen, co president of the jury, responded to a question about why the Palme d had gone to Jacques Audiard tepidly received rather than one of the more acclaimed films in competition. Coen response was characteristically blunt: isn a jury of film critics. And setting aside my own obvious bias in the matter, I can say that this arrangement is theory, and sometimes in practice good thing.

      There also the fact that anyone who serves on a festival jury is, by definition, exercising critical judgment and making an assertion of personal taste. Some of the most satisfying Palme d winners in recent memory Is the Warmest Color, Tree of Life, and even a work like Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives demonstrated that it possible for non card carrying critics to make smart, aesthetically adventurous decisions. They've also demonstrated that honoring the art form and satisfying an audience are not mutually exclusive goals.

      There were a number of films in this year competition that managed to do both, perhaps none more brilliantly than Erdmann, an alternately piercing and side splitting dramedy from the German director Maren Ade, which premiered to rapturous acclaim early on and led the critics polls to the very end. Close behind was Jim Jarmusch's exquisitely wrought portrait of the poet as a young city bus driver (played by wait for it Adam Driver), which emerged as an immediate andunexpected high point in the American indie darling career. And the competition ended on a strong note with Paul Verhoeven supremely sinuous starring Isabelle Huppert in a career crowning performance as a woman who turns the tables not only on her rapist, but on the entire troublingsubgenre of rape revenge thrillers.

      Hayley Squires and Dave Johns in "I, Daniel Blake." (Joss Barratt)

      None of these films won a thing. It a film that many in Cannes liked more than I did, and which drew widespread praise from British critics in particular, who can surely attest to the authenticity of its harsh depiction of their welfare state. But in handing Loach his second Palme (he won the first in 2006 for Wind That Shakes the Barley Miller jury, deliberately or not, wound up favoring an angry,relevant message rather than a great work of cinema. Loach inadvertently seemed to confirm as much when he noted in his acceptance speech that film is it fun, and as you seen tonight, it also very important. better for the Palme to have gone to Loach than to Quebec Xavier Dolan, the 27 year old world cinema enfant terrible who pretty much horrified the press audience by inexplicably winning the runner up Grand Prixfor Only the End of the World.

      The jury did honor excellent films elsewhere. The decision to split the director award between Romania Cristian Mungiu and France Olivier Assayas was inspired; Mungiu is a tense, beautifully structured and richly expansive morality tale framed and acted with his usual precision, while Assayas Shopper, aneccentric supernatural thriller starring Kristen Stewart as a medium, was one of the festival most successful and surprising experiments.

      Frankly, handing Mungiu and Assayas the top two prizes would have made for a more satisfying outcome. Along similar lines, I had hoped that Andrea Arnold deeply enveloping road movie Honey would garner something more than a jury prize third such honor she's won at Cannes(after 2006 Road and 2009 Tank Given the advance the new film represents in terms of scope, ambition and achievement,Arnold surely rated more than another third place mention this time around. Nor can I dispute the effectiveness of the quietly stirring performance given by the Filipino actress Jaclyn Jose in Brillante Mendoza Rosa, except to point out that it was chosen in a year with so many superb female performances Sandra Hller in Erdmann, Sonia Braga in in Shopper, Negga in Huppert in struck me as fuller, richer and more resonant achievements.

      Asked about their decisions at Sunday news conference, Miller's jury responded with the kind ofdiplomatic evasiveness that past Cannes juries have showed before them: There were so many fine films, it was a difficult decision, you can please everyone, etc. My own sense, judging by their awards slate, is that they entered their deliberations with Ken Loach buzzword in their ears. By and large, their taste ran toward tales that focused on economic disparity around the world ( Daniel Blake, Rosa and even Honey or that examined human corruption under oppressive societal circumstances( Salesman are worthy causes to illuminate and, in some cases, worthy films as well. But after seeing all 21 moviesin competition, I can attest that the 2016 Cannes Film Festival will not be remembered most for the films that trumpeted their importance (and self importance)the loudest. It will be remembered for the gorgeous flurries of comedy and heartache in Erdmann, which was acquired during the festival by Sony Pictures Classics and should put Maren Ade decisively on the international map. It will be remembered for the still but deep running waters of and for the high wire interplay of terror, eroticism and provocationin (and, for that matter, in Park Chan wook highly entertaining Handmaiden there no room, in the recognition of cinematic excellence, for movies that don't wear their politics or morality on their sleeve that touch less obvious, more nuanced chords? (Like, for example, the movies of George Miller?) That say a lot without raising a megaphone? That show that comedy is worth taking seriously?As Joel Coen noted, no, this is not a jury of film critics. But it should be a jury of artists with a less rigid, more sophisticated idea of what award worthy cinema can and should be. And who can recognize a terrible Xavier Dolan movie when it staring them in the face.

      Cannes: With 'Elle,' Paul Verhoeven makes noise, and another comebackFrench actress Isabelle Huppert and Dutch director Paul Verhoeven arrive for the screening of "Elle" at Cannes. (Anne Christine Poujoulat / AFP/Getty Images)

      The movie's opening may as well arrive with an on screen statement.

      Loud shrieking lends the impression a couple is having sex, but the first sight is a close up of a cat. Then the camera cuts to the source of the shrieks, and it turns out what sounded like love was actually an assault.

      "Paul Verhoeven is baa aack."

      absurd, sexual, kinetic those adjectives apply to Verhoeven. The Dutch born director has followed one of the more improbable career arcs in modern cinema European obscurity to Hollywood heights to industry punch line ("Showgirls cartier love bracelet for men," anyone?), back to European acclaim. And then, finally, to silence.

      Now, after a 10 year feature film hiatus the 77 year old has returned with one of his most provocative and unclassifiable films yet. It is vintage Verhoeven by not being vintage Verhoeven.

      Cannes: Why 'Toni Erdmann' could win the Palme d'Or and other predictions Peter Simonischek in "Toni Erdmann." (The Match Factory)

      Predicting the major prizewinners at the Cannes Film Festival that are handed out by a nine person jurythat changes annually, andwhose individual reactions have been a complete mystery all festival long a fool errand. But I never been one to let that (or my dismal track record) stop me. Here are my thoroughly whimsical, highly unscientific predictions for what will win the Palme d and other prizes from George Miller jury on Sunday evening. I am adhering to the festival rules, which state that no film can win more than one prize (with the exception of the acting and screenplay awards, which can be paired for the same film).

      Palme d Erdmann. Maren Ade achingly funny, utterly surprising relationship comedy has been the dominant critical favorite of the competition cartier love bracelet knock off, and the dominant critical favorite often wins. (Last year middlingly received proved an exception to the rule, but other recent winners Is the Warmest Color and come to mind borne it out cartier love charity bracelet.) It helps, too, that Erdmann is a genuine crowdpleaser, packed with the sort of showstopping moments that make its lengthy 162 minute running time feel not just bearable but wholly earned. A win for Ade would not only be richly deserved, but also make her the first female director to win the most prestigious award in international cinema for the first time since Jane Campion Piano tied with Chen Kaige Concubine. It would also be a nice feather in the cap of Germany, which hasn been well represented at Cannes of late: The last German directed films to win the Palme were Wim Wenders Texas (1984) and Volker Schlndorff Tin Drum (1979).

    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "MDMA and also supplied firearms including" 05.12.2017

      Waithe, 47, a 6th Dan martial arts expert, was arrested after police attending a routine 999 burglary stumbled upon a massive cocaine factory at a flat he owned cartier love bracelet men.

      Bristol Crown Court heard Waithe let his flat to Craig Rodel, 46, who along with Rupert Brooks, 63, and Grant Richmond, 29, lived the highlife on a 1million a week turnover.

      The court heard former teacher Waithe, a judo expert who represented Britain in the Commonwealth Games, was the gang's enforcer to ensure debts were paid.

      Waithe, who also represented Barbados at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, once tortured a man by putting the victim's hands into an electric toaster, the jury was told.

      Gangmember Richmond, who turned Queen's Evidence in return for a reduced sentence, described one horrific attack in Hartcliffe, Bristol, to a shocked jury at Bristol Crown Court.

      He said: ''Rodel told me Andy Murray was tied to a chair by him and Waithe and beaten by a set of nun chuks white gold cartier love bracelet.

      ''He put the lit end of a cigarette into his ear and Waithe stuck his hands in a toaster. I believe he paid up after that.''

      Richmond claims Waithe acted as Rodel's minder and debt enforcer

      He said: ''Everywhere Rodel went Waithe went he was his minder. I knew he was an expert in judo and a bit of a fitness fanatic.

      ''He has got a reputation for violence. He would sit down with a person and tell them to make a payment plan or they will get hurt.

      ''If they didn't pay they would get hurt and Waithe did the hurting. The payment plan meant if they missed a week they paid double.

      ''If you missed payment completely you got your legs broken.''

      The four man drugs gang were brought to justice in June 2008 after a concerned neighbour called police to report a burglary at a flat owned by Waithe.

      Stephen Mooney, prosecuting, told the court that when officers attended the address in Highridge, Bristol, they found an ''industrial scale'' drug cutting factory.

      Richmond revealed the gang owned a total of four properties situated throughout Bristol, which were used to store and cut the drugs they were selling.

      He alleged that the money received from their operations would be counted every Sunday and claimed the maximum he saw in a week was 900,000.

      He said: ''Whenever we attended an address to cut cocaine we would all wear latex gloves. It was basically a same day delivery service for cocaine.

      ''The ingredients were always available to cut it, sell it and move on. It was always ready to hand and I remember one other time we sold 200,000 pills in one go.

      ''Rodel put a lot of money into jewellery, watches, diamonds and gold. I know there was one diamond worth a million pounds and about one million pounds in watches silver cartier love bracelet, Breitling, Rolex and Cartier.

      ''He had a yacht abroad. He had a lot of cars including a Porsche, two BMWs a CL500 Mercedes.

      ''The silver Porsche was a rare one that raced at Le Mans because there was a plaque on the dashboard.

      ''He had a diamond selling website called Rodel Diamonds and spent a lot of money setting that up.''

      Richmond revealed ''wheeler dealer'' scrapyard owner Rodel, who served in the Navy, struck up a partnership with Brooks, nicknamed Manchester Bob, after another drugs gang was jailed.

      He told the court they sold cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and MDMA and also supplied firearms including handguns and rifles to dealers.

      He said: ''I knew Waithe was a teacher and he was into his judo. Rodel paid him 2,000 a week to use a flat he had. He always paid in cash.

      ''Rodel had his fingers in just about everything really. I was just given packages and told a name and number and when to deliver them.

      ''He was moving heroin, MDMA, cocaine and ecstasy in big quantities, up to ten kilos at a time or hundreds of thousands of tablets.

    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "overtime win against Philadelphia" 05.11.2017

      Washington Wizards rookie point guard John Wall is out for tonight's game against Orlando with a bruised right knee cheap cartier love bracelet, marking the fifth time he'll be unavailable this season because of injury.

      This latest setback, which Wall suffered in a 116 114 overtime win against Philadelphia on Monday, comes just after the No. 1 overall pick returned to the lineup after missing four games because of a sprained left foot. That injury happened against Chicago on Nov. 13.

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    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "check with the manufacturer or" 05.10.2017

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    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "Masterpieces of American Jewelry" 05.09.2017

      The first museum show of its kind, "Masterpieces of American Jewelry" opens this week. Ralph Esmerian, curator of the exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum in New York, offered a preview on The Early Show of the types of jewels that will be on display.

      A companion book for the show, "Masterpieces of American Jewelry" by Judith Price, president of the National Jewelry Institute, will be released Sept. 1, 2004, by Running Press.

      "Masterpieces of American Jewelry," the inaugural exhibition of The National Jewelry Institute, will be presented at the American Folk Art Museum from Aug. 20, 2004, through Jan. 23, 2005. This exhibit (the first museum show ever to focus exclusively on America's jewelry legacy) celebrates the unique attributes of American jewelry, its creators, and its innovators.

      "Masterpieces" will highlight the creativity and design excellence of American jewelry from its beginnings. The 125 pieces in the show were all manufactured and distributed in America from the late 18th century through the 1980s.

      In this exhibit, one will find familiar names like Tiffany and Harry Winston. However, there are many surprises as well, including, Cartier, Van Cleef or Bulgari at some point in their history, these foreign based jewelers decided to design, manufacture, and distribute their wares in the United States.

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      Flower brooches. Newark Group, Newark, NJ, c. 1915 1930. 14K gold with enamel coloring. These flowers could be mass produced in editions of up to 500, which meant they were inexpensive and affordable for the everyday man.

      HUMOR: Wit might seem an odd subject for jewelry, but American spunk and optimism has often come out in this art form. Two examples are the Disney charm bracelets created by Cartier in the early 20th century and the pins crafted by Raymond C. Raymond C. Yard, 1931 1940. Gold, platinum, diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds. Raymond C. Yard was supported by John D. Rockefeller when he opened his business replica cartier love bracelet. Rockefeller directed many friends towards his new endeavor and soon Yard became a favorite of high society. During and after, the Depression he would make animals come alive with a touch of whimsy either going fishing, carrying cocktails or even getting married.

      PASTIMES: These pieces reflect how Americans liked to spend their free time: attending the ballet, or enjoying fishing and hunting. But perhaps no other activity captured American pride more than baseball during the 20th century. This bracelet, commemorating Worlds Series triumphs in 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941 and 1943, was given by Yankees manager, Joe McCarthy, to his wife, Babe. It is inscribed, "To my loving wife Babe McCarthy, May 19, 1942, from Joe."

      Cigarette Case with applied game fish is made with platinum, 18K gold, enamel, diamonds and rubies, Charlton Co., 1937.

      Sportsman Jewelry, c. 1920 1950. 14K gold and enamel with various stones. The Mallard done in platinum, 14K gold and diamonds, and the Fish Harpoon Brooch is by William Scheer, New York.

      HIGH STYLE: This section includes some of the leading ladies of 1930s Hollywood and their fantastic jewels. One favorite jeweler to the stars was New York based Paul Flato who made a number of pieces for Mrs. Cole Porter.

      To better place this in context, the exhibit includes photographic portraits of 11 women who became icons of American style wearing their favorite jewels. Linda Porter, New York, 1940.

      Gold Cuffs owned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis made by Van Cleef Arpels, 1970. 18K and nearly 3 1/4 inches in width.

      The National Jewelry Institute was formed two years ago as a non profit organization whose mission is the preservation of and education about fine jewelry. The Institute will also foster and support the training of students studying the jewelry trade including sponsored apprenticeships in order to help them learn the exacting techniques of fine jewelry craftsmanship and to perpetuate this important artistic tradition cartier silver love bracelet.

    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "Maybe a little Christ is needed" 05.08.2017

      There been a lot of upsetting news and we all in need of a smile sometimes.

      It comes thanks to the Yonge Dundas Square Board, which overturned its original decision last October that banned the Voices of the Nations Christian concert.

      It seemed inconceivable to many that singing the name Jesus Christ would be considered proselytizing, which is forbidden there. It also seemed bizarre given the square history of cops being hit with bottles cartier love bracelet cheap, drug use, not to mention shootings and stabbings.

      Maybe a little Christ is needed there. affirms the freedom of all groups to use the public square and host events that express diverse viewpoints and beliefs, Justice Centre lawyer Marty Moore said. freedom is a true and essential value in a free and democratic society. are some conditions, however. Canada Christian College president Dr. Charles McVety says they cannot invite anybody to come to church while they singing about Christ.

      quite a precedent . but as long as that is enforced across the board, said McVety, adding: still think it can be called a win. want to pat a couple of people on the back who, along with McVety, Moore, Paresh (Peter) Ruparelia, and organizer Leye Oyelami cartier love bracelet price 2017, played key roles.

      Hats off to board chairman Jan Mollenhauer and her team. Common sense prevailed.

      Mayor John Tory deserves credit for making the point there nothing wrong with singing Christian songs in the public square. Also, journalist Faith Goldy wrote amazing material that got a lot of traction. Same goes for Lianne Laurence and Pete Baklinski of Life Site News.

      They got the ball rolling, now everybody is allowed at Yonge Dundas Square.

      The Grammy Award winner hit single Tell the World would be acceptable now.

      was so dead, I couldn hear you, too deep in sin to come near you, but you drew me in, you cleaned me up, so take me home, beam me up. lyrics. Not a cuss anywhere.

      Lecrae Devaughn Moore, 36, has the most incredible story. The stuff of movies. McVety was telling me how he was born in Houston, ended up in a gang, sold and used heroin and carried a gun. But since he went to church with his grandmother as a kid, he carried a bible with him as a gangster. A police officer booking him saw it and cut him some slack if he would actually follow it. He did and now he one of the biggest stars in music. He sings about his reality which, according to Billboard, sells just as well as the reality of other talented rappers.

      With all the gangland shootings and stabbings in our city, I can think of a better artist to perform here.

      And lo and behold, guess what? He is.

      Dr. McVety told me he bringing this superstar to Canada Christian College. In fact, Lecrae Higher Learning Tour will only make one Canadian stop and that up on Gervais Dr.

      I suspect it won be long before Lecrae is playing the ACC or perhaps Dundas Square. He tweeted that the hip politician with nearly 265,000 Twitter followers is trying to cash in on black culture. needs to do his job and stay out of rap. He needs to get back to work. He is a politician. He will never be hip hop. be noted Cartier has 17,393 Twitter followers, so who trying to cash in on who?But the guy with the Twitter handle continued: are his tweets and RTs when it comes to real issues in this city poverty, racism, youth unemployment, Black Lives Matter? and is literally making us look like a joke. has done more about all of those issues than Cartier, and for a long time. Kids dying; cops convicted, charged, or dying thanks to PTSD; nasty trials; innocent people being shot or stabbed. Downer.

      But when I was out covering the Chinatown homicide that took two dads from two toddlers, I witnessed some brightness in the sky.

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    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "Like mother like daughter" 05.05.2017

      Malia Obama, daughter of President Obama, 53, and First Lady Michelle, 50, is growing up on the world's stage, and she's resembling her mother more with every day that passes.

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      Like mother like daughter: Malia Obama, 16, pictured yesterday (left), is growing up on the world's stage, and she's resembling her mother Michelle, 50, pictured November 4 (right), more and more each day

      This year, the pretty brunette, who regularly makes public appearances with her high profile parents along with younger sister Sasha, 13, was declared by TIME as one of its 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014.

      And as for her own key influencers, her parents, Malia appears to be enjoying as normal and healthy an upbringing as is possible for a family who reside in The White House.

      What have we here? Michelle, Sasha, 13, (center) and Malia (right) inspect the Terracotta Warriors in China's central Shaanxi province of Xian on March 24

      Malia reached a number of important milestones this year when she turned 16. She attended her first prom over the summer the president noted that seeing his daughter in heels for the first time was 'a bit jarring' and she started taking driving lessons cartier love bracelet pink gold.

      We spend so much more time talking to our girls about being kind and treating others well

      As for whether Malia will match her mother's impressive career achievements first in law and now as a campaign advocate remains to be seen.

      In August, several news outlets reported that the 16 year old was spotted checking out Californian universities Berkeley and Stanford. Michelle attended Princeton.

      But perhaps a career in the entertainment business could be beckoning instead, given that over the summer Malia worked as an intern on Halle Berry's sci fi series, Extant.

      One thing Malia hasn't quite nailed yet is the effervescent display of support her mother is so skilled at churning out when she's backing her husband's various public stunts.

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      'Nah', she replied, in a rare departure from her usual gracious disposition. Time for another coaching session with mom?

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    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "When Dr David Servan Schreiber" 05.04.2017

      When Dr David Servan Schreiber, left, was just 31 a routine MRI scan revealed he had a brain tumour. Following successful treatment, Dr Servan Schreiber, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, set about learning everything he could to prevent a relapse, scouring medical databases and scientific publications for research on how the body could best protect itself from cancer. The result is Anticancer, a definitive diet and lifestyle book. In our exclusive extract, he explains how you can boost your body's natural defences against this disease.

      Dr David Servan Schreiber: 'It is up to us to use our body's natural defences'

      Cancer lies dormant in all of us. Like all living organisms, our bodies are making defective cells all the time. That's how tumours are born. But our bodies are also equipped with a number of mechanisms which detect and keep such cells in check. In the West, one person in four will die of cancer but three in four will not: their defence mechanisms will hold out.

      I had cancer. I was diagnosed for the first time 15 years ago. I received conventional treatment and the cancer went into remission, but I relapsed. After surgery and chemotherapy, I asked my oncologist what I should do to lead a healthy life and avoid another relapse. 'Lead your life normally. We'll do Cat scans at regular intervals and if your tumour comes back, we'll detect it early,' replied this leading light of modern medicine.

      We had used all the drugs and recognised medical practices relevant to my case. As for more theoretical mind body or nutritional approaches, he clearly lacked the time or interest to explore these avenues.

      It took me nine months of research to begin to understand how I could help my body protect itself against cancer. This is what I learned: if we all have potential cancer lying dormant in us, each of us also has a body designed to fight the process of tumour development. It is up to us to use our body's natural defences.

      It must be stated at the outset that there is no alternative approach to cancer that can cure the illness. It would be madness not to use the best of conventional Western medicine such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and soon molecular genetics. But at the same time it is also unreasonable to rely only on these more technical approaches and to neglect the natural capacity of our bodies to protect against tumours, when so much research now points to ways in which we can reduce the risk of developing or dying from the disease. It's a myth that cancer is transmitted primarily through genes. Genetic factors contribute at most to 15 per cent of cancer mortalities.

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      The pharmaceutical industry is looking for drugs that will inhibit the chemical secreted by cancer cells which causes inflammation. But there are already a number of natural ways

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      in check. Three major factors have drastically disrupted our environment over the same period the addition of large quantities of highly refined sugar to our diet, changes in farming methods and exposure to a large number of chemical products that didn't exist before the Second World War. There is every reason to believe that these three phenomena play a major role in the spread of cancer.

      The dangers of sugar

      Cancer feeds on sugar. The German biologist Otto Heinrich Warburg won a Nobel Prize for his discovery that the metabolism of malignant tumours is largely dependent on glucose consumption. Insulin production triggers inflammation. Those who eat low sugar Asian diets tend to have five to ten times fewer hormonally driven cancers than those with diets high in sugar and refined foods. People who want to protect themselves from cancer should reduce their consumption of processed sugar and bleached flour. But since the 1950s, pastures have been replaced by battery farming; corn, soy and wheat have become the animals' principal diet. These food sources are rich in omega 6s and contain practically no omega 3s. Omega 6 fats and hormones given to stimulate milk production can trigger the growth of fatty cells and inflammation. The switch from grass to corn soy combinations has also eliminated another anti cancer benefit from dairy foods. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) helps fight the growth of cancer cells, according to research conducted by the National Institute of Agronomy Research in Tours, France. CLA is found primarily in cheese, but only if the cheese comes from grass fed animals.

      Toxins in the environment

      There has been an unprecedented rise in the number of toxic substances in our environment and in our bodies since the Second World War. In the US, researchers at the Center for Disease Control have found the presence of 148 toxic chemicals in the blood and urine of Americans of all ages. In the past 30 years the World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer has tested 900 chemicals in the environment and found only one to be categorically non carcinogenic; 95 have been identified as 'known carcinogens', 307 are 'possible' and 497 remain 'unclassified'. Many of these substances continue to be widely used, such as benzene, which is found in petrol, certain plastics, glues, lubricants, dyes and detergents.

      A significant number of brain tumours such as mine are sensitive to xenoestrogens, such as the pesticide atrazine, which is so powerful that it is capable of changing the sex of fish in the rivers it ends up contaminating. Between 1963 and 1970 from the age of two to nine, I played in cornfields sprayed with atrazine surrounding our country house in Normandy. All my life, until the day I was diagnosed with cancer, I drank milk, ate eggs, yoghurts and meat from animals fed with corn sprayed by pesticides. I ate unpeeled apples that had been sprayed 15 times with pesticides before reaching the grocers' shelves. I drank tap water drawn from contaminated streams and water tables (atrazine isn't eliminated by most water purification systems). My two cousins who have had breast cancer played in the same fields, drank the same water and ate the same food. We'll never know the role atrazine or other agricultural chemicals may have played in our respective cancers.

      The organic advantage

      At the University of Washington a young researcher, Cynthia Curl, questioned whether the organic food her friends gave their children was really healthier. She organised a study of 42 children aged two to five in which the parents had to write down exactly what the children ate for three days before she measured the traces of organochlorine pesticides in their urine. She found those whose diet was approximately 75 per cent labelled organic was distinctly below the minimum fixed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Levels found in children on conventional diets were four times higher than the official safety limit. A subsequent study conducted at the same university of 23 children, who were first fed a conventional diet and then ate nothing but organic foods, found that all traces of pesticides vanished from their urine after a few days and then returned once they resumed a conventional diet.

      Inflammation aggravators (which can lead to cancer)

      Traditional Western dietWhite bread and pastaRed meat, raised industrially Oils rich in omega 6 fatty acids (corn, sunflower, safflower, soy) Dairy products from industrially raised livestock (especially full fat) Eggs from industrial farming hens fed corn and soy beans) Unmanaged stress, anger and depression Less than 20 minutes of physical activity a day Cigarette smoke, atmospheric pollution, domestic pollutantsInflammation reducers

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      Rich in polyphenols that reduce the growth of the new blood vessels needed for tumour growth, green tea is also a powerful antioxidant and activates mechanisms in the liver which help to eliminate cancerous toxins from the body more rapidly. In mice it has been shown to block the effects of chemical carcinogens responsible for breast, lung, oesophageal, stomach and colon cancer.

    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "By C G. Soriano" 05.03.2017

      By C G. Soriano, Special for USA TODAY

      BRACCIANO, Italy After pulling off their fairy tale wedding in a castle outside Rome Saturday, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have moved on to their honeymoon destination.

      The couple left Rome Sunday for the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, Ciampino airport spokesman Adriano Franceschetti told the Associated Press. The departure followed Saturday night's wedding, an affair befitting Hollywood royalty. Details of the nuptials:

      Holmes, 27, wore a Giorgio Armani off the shoulder gown featuring an ivory silk train adorned with lace and Swarovski beaded crystals. Holmes had on a tulle floor length veil and silk shoes, and she carried a bouquet of calla lilies.

      Cruise, 44, wore a navy blue tuxedo from the Giorgio Armani Hand Made to Measure collection.

      Cartier designed the rings, which were made of white gold with diamonds.

      The couple's daughter, Suri, 7 months, and Cruise's children with ex wife Nicole Kidman, Isabella, 13, and Connor, 11, were present. Us Weekly reports that Connor carried Suri down the aisle.

      The couple's five tiered white chocolate wedding cake was decorated with marzipan roses.

      Us Weekly and TV's Entertainment Tonight report that Holmes' first dance was with her dad to What a Wonderful World and that the newlyweds' first dance was to Songbird by Fleetwood Mac. ET also reports that Holmes did not toss her bouquet.

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      matters. Bracciano Mayor Patrizia Riccioni said the couple had not taken out a marriage license.

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      Reps said the couple had "officialized their marriage in Los Angeles" before leaving for Italy love bracelet cartier prijs. Cruise's publicist, Arnold Robinson, told the Associated Press that "the required steps were taken for the marriage to be legal cartier love bracelet fake.".

    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "However their condition soon" 05.02.2017

      However their condition soon began to deteriorate and they were moved to Sadar Hospital in the city where medics gave them preliminary treatment in neo natal intensive care unit.

      Dr Raj Kumar Gupta, a paediatrician at Sadar Hospital, said: 'They are fused from the waist and only one genital is visible which is of a girl.

      'Even though the second genital is missing, we suspect the face of the second baby is a boy, which makes this case even more rare as conjoined twins are usually of the same gender.'

      Their father, Chhota Singh, said: 'I made sure to give my wife regular check ups during pregnancy. We were excited to welcome twins but all our excitement has vanished'

      HOW CAN CONJOINED TWINS HAVE DIFFERENT GENDERS? Conjoined twins, whose skin and internal organs are fused together, are rare.

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      The developing embryo starts to split into identical twins, but this process stops before it is complete.

      The partially separated egg develops into a conjoined foetus.

      As they come from the same egg, conjoined twins are genetically identical and always the same sex.

      Despite this, the surgeon at Sadar Hospital maintains in this case the twins could be of different genders.

      Paediatrician Dr Raj Kumar Gupta, said: 'They are fused from the waist and only one genital is visible which is of a girl.

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      'I cannot believe my children are fused together,' she said.

      'I am heartbroken and had hopes that doctors can save their lives but with doctors turning them away, I do not know what will happen to them now white gold cartier love bracelet.

      'They told us the babies would be needed to be kept in a glass box and we should take them to big city like Delhi for their treatment,' said Shivrajo, who has two older children a four year old son and two year old daughter.

      The twins father Chhota Singh, 30, a factory worker who makes 60 a month, said their joy had quickly turned to despair fake cartier love bracelet.

      He said he was in shock at the hospital's apathy.

      'I made sure to give my wife regular check ups during pregnancy,' he said.

      'We were excited to welcome twins but all our excitement has vanished. I had only heard of such babies.

      'After doctors at Sadar Hospital referred us to the other hospital, I borrowed money to take them there.

      'But I was told there was no need fortreatment.'

      Dr Ravi Kumar Gupta, child specialist at Sadar Hospital, said: 'The children are a rare case of conjoined twins.

    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "Although he didn't consider" 04.28.2017

      Although he didn't consider himself a photographer, Keith Arnatt used the medium to document his conceptual art.

      Born in 1930 in Oxford, he was first lauded by the art world in the 1960s, when he used humour to explore the notion of the invisibility of the artist.

      "He thought there was a governing idea of art as driven by a central figure the artist and he was interested in what happened if you made that person disappear," says Matthew Arnatt, the artist's son. "Early works such as 'Self Burial' show that there is an obvious difficulty in doing that."

      David Bowdich FBI Assistant Director in Charge, left, and and FBI Special Agent Elizabeth Rivas speak at a news conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday cheap cartier love bracelet, announcing the investigation into the theft of valuable art. Wyeth paintings stolen from a home in Portland, Maine. Four were recovered from a pawn shop in Beverly Hills, California, in December, and are estimated to be worth up to $2 million. But the remaining two were never found.

      The piece was broadcast on WDR 3, the German television station, in October 1969. One by one, the images were inserted into the channel's schedule twice a day, intriguing viewers.

      "I think people identify with its directness and immediacy," says Arnatt. "They're not offered a performance; they're shown a planned action with a seemingly suicidal intention, but which results in its direct opposite.

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    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "Tuesday's protests against Prim" 04.27.2017

      Tuesday's protests against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reflect a growing discontent over a lack of Liberal action on affordable education and jobs for young Canadians, youth leaders say.

      And they warn that more demonstrations are likely on the way.

      Amy Huziak, the young workers' representative for the Canadian Labour Congress, said Trudeau's rough reception at a "roundtable discussion" event marks a "turning point" for the government now one year into its mandate.

      "People are disappointed," she told CBC News. "Young Canadians really felt they were really left behind by the Stephen Harper government for more than a decade. Now that we're more than a year past the last federal election, people want to see change, and they need change so they can support their families and get jobs."

      Huziak expects there will be more shows of protest until there is real action by the government.

      The Liberals campaigned on a platform to make post secondary education more affordable and to help boost jobs for students and young workers. Recent comments by Finance Minister Bill Morneau, who suggested youth and government must brace for high turnover and short term contracts as the norm for the future cartier rose gold love bracelet, exacerbated their frustration.

      Morneau said there's a need to train and retrain employees "because it's going to happen we have to accept that."

      Huziak said that talk of accepting "job churn" sparked massive upset.

      "Young people are very frustrated," she said. "I think we were excited to have the prime minister come and speak to the young workers' summit and take questions from the floor and have a dialogue. But when we have this frustration around a precarious economy, and a lack of action around the environment and climate change, young workers are expressing themselves in a way that's going to get heard."

      At a summit organized by the CLC Tuesday, protesters turned their backs on Trudeau and hollered out remarks, which at times drowned out what the prime minister was saying.

      Their beefs were wide ranging, from the environment, Indigenous rights and pipelines, to jobs and the flawed federal payroll system.

      Bilan Arte, chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students, said young people saddled with record high debt are frustrated the government has done little in the last year to ease the financial burden and make a dent on youth unemployment."I think it's incredibly troubling," she said. "Young people are standing up and showing this new government they can't continue this trend of ignoring what they've said."

      Arte said it was "unacceptable" that the government has failed to deliver on a promise to make post secondary education more affordable, and to make it more accessible for Indigenous youth.

      Students across the country will hold a national day of action on Nov cartier love bracelet price 2017. 2 to demand, among other things, free education. The event will include a rally on Parliament Hill.

      Meanwhile, the Public Service Alliance of Canada will hold its own rally outside the Prime Minister's Office Monday to press for a new contract and a resolution to the outstanding problems with the federal Phoenix payroll system.

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      Mira Ahmad, national president of the Young Liberals of Canada, said that one year in, the prime minister has done more to support young Canadians "than any government in a generation."

      "But with that said, he would be the first to say that there is more hard work ahead of us than behind us, and together, lots more to do," she said in an email. "That's where youth voices come in, and the creation of the first ever Prime Minister's Youth Council is just one example of our prime minister's commitment to ensuring young Canadians can continue an open dialogue directly with the PM about how we can build a better future together cartier love bracelet white gold."

    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "Thomas Francis Edwards" 04.26.2017

      Thomas Francis Edwards, who has been described alternately as a desperate man plagued by demons and a gun crazed killer, should die for the shotgun murder of a 12 year old girl in the Cleveland National Forest, a jury concluded Thursday.

      For the second time in 16 months, an Orange County Superior Court jury

      agreed that the 43 year old man should die in the gas chamber for killing Vanessa Iberri in 1981 with a single shot between the eyes and wounding her best friend, Kelly Cartier, also 12, with another blast to the head.

      "Three tries and we finally got the right verdict, the death penalty," said Vanessa's father, Joseph Iberri, 42. "It's been five years of my life. The things I've gone through for five years only God knows."

      Edwards was convicted in March, 1983, of first degree murder in Vanessa's death and of attempted murder for injuring Kelly. Although jurors at his first trial found him guilty of the charges, they could not agree on whether to give him the death penalty, which led to a second penalty trial with a new jury.

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      At the second trial, Edwards refused to let any attorneys represent him and presented no defense of his own. That jury gave him the death penalty in June, 1985. Before sentencing, however, Edwards asked Orange County Superior Court Judge James F. Judge to reinstate attorneys from the public defender's office to his case.

      The judge complied, and Deputy Public Defender Michael P. Giannini won Edwards a new penalty trial his third which started Sept. 18 in Judge's courtroom. After two weeks of trial and three days of deliberation, the jury decided Thursday that Edwards should die for his crimes.

      Kelly and Vanessa were shot Sept. 19, 1981, two weeks after they had started seventh grade at Lake Elsinore Junior High School in their home town. The girls were on a two night camping trip with Vanessa's mother and boyfriend at Blue Jay Campground, five miles northwest of the Ortega Highway.

      They arrived on a Friday night in 1981 and headed out the next day to look for the perfect picnic spot. Instead of a site, they found Edwards, a gun expert who was driving his red and white pickup truck down the trail in the opposite direction.

      Moments later, Edwards turned the camper around, passed the pair, stopped the truck and called out "Hey girls," then shot them both in the head cartier love bracelet 17.

      During closing statements last Monday, Giannini said that Edwards was distraught over the failure of his four year marriage and that the crimes were an "absolute aberration" in the life of a man who had been subjected to "more stress than he could handle."

      "We all do strange things when we reach a breaking point," he said. "For any of us, who knows where the breaking point is?"

      But Deputy Dist. Atty. John D. Conley painted Edwards as a deliberate killer: "He pursued them. He stalked them. 'Satisfied'

      On Thursday, Conley said he was "satisfied" with the jury's verdict of death. The panel refused to discuss its decision with reporters, but Conley said the group was swayed by the enormity of the crime.

      "A lot of the evidence on the defendant's background was left out, but the jury saw enough of him to see the kind of person he really is," Conley said. "He's not a real decent guy who just flew off the handle for a few seconds bracelet cartier love occasion. They seem to be saying that they heard some good things about him but nothing good enough to outweigh what he did."

      To Conley, the three day deliberation period was not a long one considering the decision the jurors had to make: "It's an awesome kind of decision," Conley said. "Each has to come to grips with their own feelings, their own morals and the law."

      Deputy Public Defender Richard L. Schwartzberg, Giannini's co counsel in the case, called the jurors' decision "wrong." Giannini refused to comment.

      "I think that it's an impossible thing for the jury not to be influenced by the shooting of two kids for no reason cartier love bracelet box, and that was John Conley's theme through the whole thing," Schwartzberg said after the verdict was read. "It's wrong, but 12 people didn't listen. . . .

      "This Edwards is a person who has deep seated emotional problems, who for reasons no one knows, shot two kids in a forest," Schwartzberg said. "If he shot two adults, we wouldn't be here today. He would have been convicted a long time ago and sentenced to life in prison. . . . We never contested that he should spend the rest of his life in prison."

      Formal Sentencing Date

      On Nov. 17, Edwards will return to Superior Court for formal sentencing, at which time the judge may either uphold or overturn the death penalty verdict. However, court records show that no Orange County jury's death penalty verdict has been overturned since 1978, when capital sentences were reinstated.

      Upon sentencing, death penalty cases are automatically appealed to the California Supreme Court.

      To Joseph Iberri, death is the only fitting punishment for Edwards, who killed Iberri's only daughter and darkened the past five years of his life.

      "You can't even realize the things I've been through," Iberri said after the verdict was read. "People ask you, 'Do you have a daughter?' and then the story comes out, and they don't know what to say.

      "I don't think mercy should be cast on his (Edwards') soul," Iberri said. "He hasn't been through half of what I've been through."

      Iberri said Thursday that he would spend the evening "getting a couple of drinks and relaxing." Then he paused and said quietly, "She'd be 17 1/2. . . . She knows."

    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "To coincide with the release" 04.25.2017

      To coincide with the release of his autobiography Precious Statements, this year's Goldsmiths' Fair celebrates the work of British jeweller John Donald with a one off exhibition of 24 of his jewels and objects love bracelet replica, all made between 1958 and 2002.

      Donald's work is a wonderful example of innovation, freedom of thought and expression, and the exhibition is a time capsule representing an era of design that British jewellery will never witness again pink gold cartier love bracelet. Having entered the jewellery world at a time when it was extremely conventional and traditional, Donald introduced innovative designs that would change the perception of jewellery forever.

      Donald initially trained as a graphic designer in the early 1950s when he met Barnett Freeman cartier rose gold love bracelet, who was a governor at the Royal College of Art. Freeman suggested that Donald should turn his attention instead to jewellery design as it was less competitive and the college needed more students in the metal work department. Getting into the RCA was "like winning the pools" John remembers; an extraordinary twist of fate which helped produce one of Britain's most innovative jewellers of the 20th century.

      Throughout the post war years jewellery suffered from a lack of innovative design, mainly due to the crippling purchase tax that had been imposed on new luxury goods, which at its pinnacle reached 125 per cent. In the 1960s the tax was reduced to a more manageable figure, a timely contributing factor to the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths' decision to host the International Exhibition of Modern Jewellery 1890 1961 at the Goldsmiths' Hall in 1961. The exhibition aimed to reinvigorate the jewellery industry by putting creativity back into what had become a dull and uninspiring arena.

      The exhibition marked the beginning of an exciting era, but it did not come without criticism from the jewellery trade or reluctance from the established jewellery houses to embrace the new wave of innovative designs. Leading the way in challenging the unimaginative was John Donald. After leaving the RCA, he set up a workshop in a mews house in Bayswater in 1960. It was here that he had the good fortune to meet Lord Snowdon, who introduced Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother to his creations.

      Donald only worked in 9 carat gold at the time due to economic restraints but this did not deter the royal entourage from appreciating his work and ever since that first visit he developed a close relationship with Princess Margaret. The two shared a similar sense of humor and their mutual admiration was rewarded through her patronage of Donald's work; he became not only her personal jeweller but importantly a trusted friend.

      About 90 per cent of Donald's work stems from private commissions, which is a huge undertaking and testament to his ability to connect with people. He is a true designer, his repertoire extending beyond jewellery to silversmithing, industrial design, medals and livery regalia. In all his work there is an air of authenticity, a solid foundation of craftsmanship and a love of people and life that has made his creations so sought after and treasured.

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    • PPKK2626 has written a new blog article "Upmarket jeweller Goldsmiths" 04.24.2017

      Upmarket jeweller Goldsmiths has reported strong pre Christmas sales.

      The news will subdue fears that many retailers are set to post profit warnings in January, following a pre Christmas slump in sales, particularly in clothing.

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      "Rolexes and anything else over ?00 are already selling strongly and should benefit further from the bonus season," Mr Piasecki said, optimistic that City workers would spend their bonuses on expensive jewellery.

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      Goldsmiths is the first retailer to provide detailed figures of its pre Christmas sales.

      Since Christmas, shopping centres have reported record crowds as shoppers turn out for the sales.

      Troubled retailer Marks and Spencer (M said its flagship store in Central London had made a "very positive" start to its winter sale.

      The UK's largest clothes seller is in need of some good news after its recent well publicised difficulties.

      So severe has been its decline that a takeover has gone from being unthinkable to being widely expected.

      Although M said it was too early to comment on sales nationwide, its London store at Marble Arch had seen customers keen to buy up discounted ladies' knitwear mens cartier love bracelet, men's and ladies' suits and men's tailoring.

      M started its sale on Monday, knocking an average 30% off items. The group is due to issue a trading statement in mid January giving an update on sales during the key holiday period.

      The company's comments come after a slump to ?46m in profits for the year to March 1999 from ?.16bn in the previous year.

      Crowds have turned out for the winter sales, which started on Monday, with prices cut by up to 50%.

      The Trafford Centre on the outskirts of Manchester reported its giant car parks almost at capacity as shoppers sat in miles of jams on their way to snap up bargains.

      Europe's biggest shopping centre, Bluewater in Dartford, Kent, said Tuesday was its busiest day of the year, with over 140,000 visitors, Bluewater's David Robinson said.

      He predicted that the number of shoppers would drop to 100,000 on Wednesday as some head back to work.

      In the North East, Gateshead's MetroCentre reported about 125,000 135,000 visitors on Tuesday.

      "Big ticket electronic goods such as TVs were good sellers while sports shops, which have had a poor year, were heaving," said the centre's operations manager John Bell

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