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Amsterdam pet shop owner creates beer for dogs

Thursday, January 25, 2007

 Correction — February 8, 2007 Terrie Berenden’s pet shop is located in the town of Zelhem, not Amsterdam as stated in the article & title. Zelhem is approximately 135 km (85 miles) from Amsterdam 

A woman in The Netherlands who uses her dogs to hunt in Austria has decided to give her dogs a new kind of treat: beer.

Terrie Berenden, a woman who owns a pet shop in Amsterdam, created a non-alcoholic beer for her dogs which is made from malt and a beef extract. The beer is called Kwispelbier (‘kwispelen’ means “wagging of a [dog’s] tail” in Dutch), and was put onto shelves just last week.

“Once a year we go to Austria to hunt with our dogs, and at the end of the day we sit on the verandah and drink a beer. So we thought, my dog also has earned it,” said Berenden.

According to Berenden, owners can enjoy the new beer as well, but she also stated that it will cost owners about four times as much to drink the beer than to buy a ‘human beer.’ A bottle of the dog beer sells at about $2.14.

The slogan for the new dog beer is “a beer for your best friend” and Brenden hopes that the product will grab international attention. Requests for the beer are already coming from the United States, England and Japan.

“We are overwhelmed with it. From America, England and Japan we have (received) mail and we are just going to think about it, how we can bring it on the market there,” said Brenden.

Using Video Marketing To Improve Customer Relations

By Simon Volkov

Video marketing offers companies the ability to share advertising messages and product information in an entertaining format. Videos also provide the opportunity to improve customer relations while building brand awareness.

The secret to video marketing success is conducting market research to determine the type and format viewers prefer. Several considerations should be taken into account to ensure videos are appealing to your target market and will retain their attention.

Research reveals the best performing videos fall into 1 of 5 categories which include: sports, news and weather, comedy and entertainment, reality shows, and infomercials. Internet marketers that focus on these categories can improve chances of viewer retention.

Next, Internet marketers will want to understand how their demographic market prefers to view videos. Consumers view videos in a variety of ways. Many visit video websites using a desktop or laptop computer. Others use handheld devices and cell phones.

Industry experts claim mobile phones are quickly moving to the forefront for viewing videos. Therefore, companies should learn how to produce marketing videos that can be viewed easily via small screens.

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Another vital consideration is video production. Videos can be used as infomercials, action movies, or product presentations. Determining the type of video can aide in knowing what type of video equipment is required. Digital cameras or camcorders can be sufficient when filming products demonstrations, but a HD camera is better suited when filming action movies.

Nearly every video will need to be edited, spliced together, and background music added. These tasks require video editing software. Most computers include basic editing software that is sufficient for producing slide shows and short feature films. Professional editing software is often required for longer videos or to include music or text captions.

Lastly, most videos require audio edits. When filming live action footage, a noise-cancelling microphone will be helpful and can minimize required editing. It is crucial to eliminate background noise using audio editing software to ensure sound quality and enhance spoken marketing messages.

Videos are circulated by various means. The easiest way to reach the masses is to publish at a variety of video directories such as Google Videos, Our Media, and YouTube. Take time to research the demographics and types of online videos offered at each directory. It is nonproductive to upload marketing videos at unrelated directories with minimal traffic and low page rank.

Those who have never produced a video might find it beneficial to take a video marketing training course. Doing so can slash the time required to understand the process of video production. Instructors often provide equipment and editing software suggestions to further streamline the production process.

Creating, producing, editing, and publishing online videos is a time-consuming task. It is best to brainstorm with others and develop an action plan. It can be advantageous to work with a video marketing company that understands the unique requirements of online advertising.

People on a tight budget often feel they cannot afford to hire a marketing agency. The truth is, it’s never a good idea to cut corners when marketing your business. Your business reputation can be tarnished when video quality is poor or advertising messages are boring or offensive. Working with trained videographers and Internet advertising professionals can minimize risks and potentially maximize sales.

One option to reduce video production costs is to offer internship programs to local colleges and vocational schools. This provides a win-win to everyone and may also lead to fresh and exciting video marketing campaigns.

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Friday, July 30, 2010

On Tuesday, Apple Inc. introduced a new peripheral, the Magic Trackpad, and refreshed its line of iMac and Mac Pro computers, as well as the Apple Cinema Display.

The Magic Trackpad, a multi-touch trackpad for Macintosh computers, allows end users to use certain gestures to control on-screen actions. It supports gestures already seen on the MacBook and MacBook Pro trackpads, as well as the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, such as swiping, tap-to-click, and pinch-to-zoom. However, the Magic Trackpad also supports physical clicking and supports one- and two-button commands. The Magic Trackpad, which is retailed for US$69, connects wirelessly to a computer using Bluetooth technology and has a claimed four months of battery life. At 5.17 inches (13.13 centimetres) long and 5.12 inches (13 centimetres) wide, the glass and aluminium device is slightly larger than Apple’s laptop trackpads.

In addition to the Magic Trackpad, Apple also began selling the US$29 Apple Battery Charger accessory, a charger pack with six rechargeable batteries usable in the Magic Trackpad, Apple Wireless Keyboard, and Apple Magic Mouse. Apple claims that the nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries can last up to ten years before they lose their ability to hold a charge. The Magic Trackpad uses two AA batteries, and can be used with any Bluetooth-enabled Macintosh computer running Mac OS X 10.6.4.

Another major announcement that came on Tuesday was the first iMac update since last fall. The update included mostly internal upgrades, giving consumers a choice of newer Intel processors: the dual-core Core i3 and Core i5, and the quad-core Core i5 and Core i7. In addition, the SD card slot was expanded to allow support for the Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) format. The iMac is still available at 21.5-inch (54.61-centimetre) and 27-inch (68.58-centimetre) display options, but has upgraded graphics cards as well. The screens use in-plane switching (IPS) technology, allowing for a greater viewing angle. The base model is still priced at US$1,199.

Apple’s line of Mac Pro computers were also given a refresh on Tuesday. Consumers now have the option to purchase a Mac Pro with twelve processing cores, using two six-core Intel Xeon processors. Four-, six-, and eight-core options are still available. The update also includes the choice of adding up to four, 512GB solid state drives, instead of conventional hard drives. The base model is priced at US$2,499 and will be sold starting in August.

Apple also released a new, 27-inch (68.58 centimetre) LED Cinema Display, a 60 percent increase in display area from the older 24-inch (60.96 centimetres) Cinema Display. The new monitor can reach a resolution of 2560-by-1440 pixels, or Wide Quad High Definition, and has a built-in microphone, webcam, speakers, USB hub, and ambient light sensor, which changes the display’s brightness based on external lighting levels. It is priced at US$999 but will not be available for purchase until September.

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The Blackened Teeth of Traditional Vietnamese Tribes

Asia is a land full of weird and wonderful customs and rituals. Throughout the continent there are literally thousands of different traditions that remain alive to this day and these customs often stem from religious beliefs that have been faithfully upheld for thousands of years.

Trekking through the gentle mountains of Northern Thailand, Laos and Vietnam is a great way to experience these traditions first hand.

A strangely interesting custom that is often misunderstood is the Vietnamese ritual of tooth blackening or tooth lacquering. Tooth blackening is not total uncommon for those Vietnamese people living traditional lives, nevertheless many tour guides still tell tourists the blackening is the result of chewing betel nut.

This mild stimulant comes in the form of a tiny parcel made up of betel nut, the fruit of an Areca tree, and lime paste wrapped in a leaf of the betel pepper vine. It is chewed in a similar way to tobacco and this stains the teeth.

It is actually quite easy to spot the difference between blackened teeth and those stained by betel nut the betel nut stains the teeth a dark red/brown color and the constant chewing and spitting is also a clear sign.

Betel nut can be found all over Asia, predominantly in areas occupied by hill tribes, but the more abrasive procedure of tooth lacquering is a tradition that only really remains in Vietnam.

Mrs. Nguyen Thi Pham, a 67 year old Hanoian, dressed in a loose silk over blouse, black satin trousers, jade bracelet and necklace, described the ritual blackening of her teeth when she was 17. Pham waves her slender gold-ringed fingers as she described the party-like atmosphere of the ceremony

Her grandmother blackened her teeth as the rest of her family looked on joking and making joyful comments to her as her mouth was being painted. There needed to be three applications (every other day for a week) because natural saliva washed off the original application of chemicals. For that period of time she could not eat solids and could drink only through a straw

The ritual certified that she was grown up and ready for marriage. Although it was not a painful process for Pham, I have spoken to other women who recall that their mouths swelled up or that their gums burned and stung for days. The procedure could take place sometime after the age of ten when the child has all her permanent teeth but is usually done after menarche.

The chemical ingredients used to blacken the teeth can take several forms.

The lacquering process can take several forms. In Vietnam it is ration to use red sticklac, a resin obtained from secretions of a tiny aphid-like insect that sucks the sap of a host tree, as a dye.

The resin is diluted with lemon juice or rice alcohol and stored in the dark for a few days. It s then applied with pressure to all the teeth. An application of iron (mainly from iron nails) or copper from green or black alum and tannin from Chinese gall reacts with solution to give a blue-black insoluble coating.

In other areas of Southeast Asia coconut husk is burned to form a black sticky char that is then combined with nail filings and adhered to the tooth surface until the dye takes.

The traditional method once used by the Japanese was to make a mixture by soaking iron fillings in tea or sake. This liquid then turns black upon oxidation of the iron. Spices like cinnamon, cloves and anise were often added to the resin to reduce the harsh chemical taste of the dye.

As with most Asian traditions, there are long standing cultural reasons for tooth blackening.

It was believed that only savages wild animals and demons that long white teeth. The filing and blackening of the teeth, filing was also a popular procedure, was assurance that one would not be mistaken for an evil spirit.

In Japan tooth blackening was known as Ohagura. It was believed to enhance sex appeal in addition to maintaining healthy teeth. Linking tooth blackening to a prolonged set of teeth is not just a belief; studies have shown that those with blackened teeth maintain a full set of teeth for longer than those without lacquered teeth.

Similar procedures of tooth blackening and filing, were also performed by tribes from Indonesia and the Philippines. Back in 1938, a French survey found 80% of the countryside folk of Vietnam had blackened teeth. Medieval kings of Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries also blackened their teeth.

The procedure has been quite popular throughout Asian history. But when the French came to Vietnam, they did not appreciate the implied beauty and the procedure was discouraged. Since then the numbers of Vietnamese dropped drastically, but in these modern times, the traditional people of Vietnam are once again trying to revive an almost lost tradition.

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

A reporter from Wikinews recently interviewed Jim Babka, chair of Libertarian organization Downsize DC. The organization claims to have arranged for 22,158 people to send a message regarding the “American Freedom Agenda Act” proposed by Ron Paul, in addition to supporting many other laws. The full text of the interview can be found below.

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Man attacks people, kills 7 in Akihabara, Tokyo
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Sunday, June 8, 2008

A lively shopping district was suddenly struck by an indiscriminate murder spree on a Sunday afternoon. A young man attacked a crowd with a rented truck, and then stabbed people with a dagger, around 12:35 JST (3:35 UTC) on Sunday in the Akihabara district of Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo. The suspect, identified as Tomohiro Kat?, aged 25, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Seven people were killed, and ten injured.

The injured people include pedestrians, a 53-year-old policeman, and a taxi driver, 54, who is believed to have left his taxi in order to help a pedestrian hit by the truck. About 17 ambulances came to the scene. NHK reports that medical teams trained for disasters joined the rescue.

The dead are six men aged between 19 and 74 and a 21-year-old woman; each was identified by police.

The truck, traveling on Kanda My?jin-d?ri (Kanda My?jin Avenue), ran into the crowd at a crossing on Ch??-d?ri (Ch?? Avenue), which is a vehicle-free road every Sunday. After entering the crowd, the truck continued moving for about 30 meters. The suspect then exited the truck and began stabbing people. According to a witness, the suspect, upon being pursued by police, ran south on Ch??-d?ri and was cornered in a narrow alley. The suspect dropped his knife after the police officer drew his gun, and was overpowered by the officer and several bystanders.

The suspect has been quoted as confessing to police, “I came to Akihabara to kill people. I’m tired of the world. Anyone was OK. Today I came alone.” The suspect, a native of Aomori City, lived and worked as a dispatched temporary employee in Shizuoka Prefecture. After being held at the Manseibashi Police Station, he was sent on Tuesday to the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office.

At the scene, a table covered with a white cloth was set for memorial flowers and other offerings on the morning of Monday, June 9. As acquaintances of the dead and passersby visited, the table soon filled—almost flooded—with flowers, drink bottles, pictures, and folded paper cranes.

The incident occurred on the same date with the 2001 Osaka school massacre, in which eight elementary school students were killed.

NHK reported the incident as confirmed within 45 minutes, interrupting a news channel program for one minute. Some newspapers created special issues to report the incident as June 8 was a Sunday and also a press holiday, many newspapers in Japan were not scheduled for delivery on that evening or the following morning.

The Akihabara district is famous for its Electric Town with wholesalers and retailers of video games or electric gadgets such as PC parts, televisions and kitchen appliances. It has also become famous for distinctive trends in cultures created or supported by the youth.

Local residents, business owners, and government officials from Chiyoda Ward assembled for an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss whether the practice of maintaining the vehicle-free area on Sundays ought to be continued. The Tokyo Metropolitan Public Safety Commission is also expected to discuss the issue.

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Thai Rak Thai dissolved, ex-premier Thaksin banned from politics
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Thai Rak Thai dissolved, ex-premier Thaksin banned from politics

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Thailand’s former ruling party, Thai Rak Thai, was found guilty of election fraud by a Constitutional Tribunal, and ordered to be dissolved. Its former leader, ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and 110 party leaders are banned from politics for five years, the court also ruled.

Thaksin, responding to the ruling from London, told the BBC: “We have to respect the rules of the game. That is, the rule of the law. If the rules of the law are observed, we have to respect it.”

But Thaksin’s lawyer and spokesman in Bangkok, Noppadon Pattama, called the verdict “unexpected”, and told Reuters, “It’s too harsh on Thai Rak Thai.”

Earlier, the nation’s main opposition party, the Democrat Party, was acquitted of six charges of election fraud, and allowed to remain intact.

The tribunal was reviewing violations that took place during the April 2, 2006 general elections, which were declared invalid due to widespread charges of corruption and vote buying. Another election was scheduled for October 2006, but after a military-led coup on September 19, that election was never held.

Thai Rak Thai (literally “Thais love Thais”), was formerly headed by Thaksin, a telecommunications tycoon and ex-prime minister who was ousted in last year’s coup.

The tribunal said two party leaders, former deputy leader Thamarak Isarangura and former deputy secretary-general Pongsak Ruktapongpisal, hired two smaller parties to contest the April election on behalf of Thai Rak Thai. The two were Cabinet members at the time. The Tribunal also dissolved the two implicated smaller parties, Pattana Chart Thai and Pandin Thai, and banned their executives from politics for five years.

Thai Rak Thai lawyers countered that the party’s top leadership could not have known about Thamarak and Pongsak’s plans, but the judges dismissed that assertion.

“The Thai Rak Thai party did not respect the rule of law despite the fact that they won elections twice,” said one of the judges in his ruling. “Thai Rak Thai cannot exist as a political party, therefore the court orders to dissolve the Thai Rak Thai party.”

Thai Rak Thai acting leader Chaturon Chaisang said that the ban was “totally unexpected”, but he urged supporters to not fight the decision. “Even if we don’t agree with the ruling, I ask all Thai Rak Thai members not to protest or oppose the ruling,” he said.

The final verdict was read at 11:36 p.m. local time (1636 GMT), and came after a long, suspenseful afternoon and evening of proceedings that began at 2 p.m. The proceedings were broadcast on all of Thailand’s television channels, and local newspapers updated their coverage in real time on their websites.

In the run-up to what was called “Judgement Day” in the local media, tensions were high. Interim Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont warned that he would impose a state of emergency if there was any violence. Thousands of security officers were stationed at checkpoints across the capital, with a 15,000-strong security force at the ready in their barracks. The junta also ordered that some political websites be blocked. King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare televised address when he granted an audience to the court’s judges, and urged them to use care in their deliberations.

Some schools were closed out of security concerns, but there were no signs of large protests. Fewer than 200 people gathered quietly behind police barricades across the road from the court, and parties kept their supporters away from the site.

The Democrat Party faced six charges, among them accusations that it had paid off members of two smaller parties, the Progressive Democrat Party and the Better Life Party, to frame Thai Rak Thai of trying to buy their votes. But the Democrats were acquitted on all charges.

“The facts cannot prove that the Democrats did any wrongdoing so there is no reason to dissolve the Democrats,” said Thanit Kesawapitak, one of nine tribunal judges.

However, the Progressive Democratic Party was found guilty of rigging its membership records, and ordered dissolved. Furthermore, the party’s leaders are banned from politics for five years. The party was found guilty of falsifying its membership records to enable its candidates to run in three constituencies in Trang.

Democrat Party members sitting in the court room appeared to be relieved as they heard the verdict read.

At the Democrats’ headquarters, the mood was celebratory. Crowds lined the streets to the offices, and leaders were greeted with cheers and applause and given bouquets of flowers.

“Today’s victory is for people and the country,” Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva told supporters. “Today is the end of pressure on the party and the people. What I wish from is that the Council of National Security and the government holds the national election as promised and as scheduled,” he said.

The Council of National Security, the junta’s ruling body, has promised a national referendum on a new constitution, with elections by December.

The Democrat Party is Thailand’s oldest political party, founded in 1945, and has mainly been an opposition party. With Chuan Leekpai as prime minister, the Democrats led coalition governments from 1992 to 1995 and again from 1997 to 2001, when Thaksin and Thai Rak Thai were swept to power on a tide of populist sentiment. Since being ousted in last year’s coup, Thaksin has lived in self-imposed exile outside Thailand, mainly in London.

Now, with Thai Rak Thai removed from the scene, the Democrats are likely to return to power if the promised elections are held, said Michael Montesano, who teaches Thai politics at the National University of Singapore.

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Contents

  • 1 Helen Thomas probes White House on torture; online community sends flowers
  • 2 UK City Councillor suspended from party after expressing controversial views
  • 3 Series of earthquakes strikes Reno, Nevada area
  • 4 Wikinews holds a follow-up interview with Max Riekse, Constitution Party candidate for the 2008 U.S. presidential election

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If you are starting to think about where you would like to go for your next holiday have a serious look at visiting the Queenstown region in New Zealand. This is one place where all the world’s best natural attractions are clustered together and complemented by top class accommodation. Queenstown lies on New Zealand’s South Island and enjoys a superb alpine climate. Here is a place where magnificent snow capped mountains and some of the worlds leading ski resorts meet the majestic beauty of mountain lakes, rolling pastureland and majestic coastal fiordland scenery and the result is spectacular. Queenstown Accommodation

has a wonderful and colourful history, and its past is steeped in the memories of the bustling gold mining industry that boomed in the region during the nineteenth century.

There are so many things to do around Queenstown that it is nearly impossible to experience them all. A trip to the Milford Sound and the glow worm caves at Te Anu is essential. There are a number of experienced operators including Real Journeys who operate a wide range of tours on the South Molle Island Whitsundays

. A day on the TSS Earnslaw cruising Lake Waketipu is a must do. Their dinner cruise to Walter Peak Station includes a fascinating ride on this beautiful old steamship as well as a superb buffet dinner at the station and an evening cattle dog demonstration. Take a gondola ride high above the town to the magnificent restaurant and you will behold one of the worlds most spectacular view. If you are game you can do a bungy jump before dinner and then after you can ride the luge right back to town.

During the winter ski season Queeenstown becomes the accommodation hub for the surrounding ski resorts. Coronet peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone are world renowned for their superb skiing facilities. All have modern lifts, great restaurants and feature terrain that ranges from beginners slopes to through to demanding black runs that would test the best Olympic skiers. The region is also home to some of the most awesome adventure rides imaginable. There are several absolutely spectacular bungy centres, ultralite and parachute rides, America’s cup style yatching on the lake, wineries and a miriade of other activities to keep you well and truly occupied.

Accommodation in Queenstown and its surrounding area comes in all shapes and sizes. Here you will find everything ranging from top quality backpacker hostels right through to the most luxurious resorts that you can imagine. In Queenstown itself, there is a wide range including a number of resorts and apartments clustered along the lakefront. These are within easy walking distance of all the cities amenities. Such places as Breakfree Alpine Village Resort, Breakfree the Waterfront, Rydges Lakeland resort, The Oaks Shores Resort, Peppers at the Beacon, and The Sofitel Queenstown are some of the most sought after. Just to the north of Queenstown lies the beautiful Wanaka region and there is also a wide range of accommodation here surrounding the lake and within easy reach of the skifields.

Queenstown has an international airport and can be accessed from many overseas destinations. There are also many domestic flight options if you want to make Queenstown part of a full New Zealand and Australian holiday including some of its other iconic destinations such as Christchurch, Wellington, Rotorua, Auckland and in Australia, Ayers Rock The Great barrier Reef and the Sydney Opera House. www.aunztravel.com.au has a wealth of holiday information for Australia and New Zealand including information on accommodation, attractions and transfers.

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