Daily Archives: June 26, 2013

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) told rural regional banks on Tuesday they could no longer provide loans against gold jewellery and coins—the latest move to discourage gold buying as the government seeks to reduce a record current account deficit.

Gold imports into India, the world’s biggest gold buyer, hit a record 162 tonnes in May as global prices tumbled and buyers stocked up. Rural communities are particularly hungry for gold as an investment, given a lack of banking facilities outside towns.
Since May, the government has hiked the import duty on gold to 8%, and the RBI has introduced constraints that force Indians to use cash to buy gold, with purchases mostly limited to jewellery.
Rural areas account for 60% of demand for gold, which is India’s second-biggest import cost after crude oil.

The new rule for rural banks had already applied to other banks. The central bank also asked banks to restrict lending against units of gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Indians, whose obsession with gold is legendary, present gold as a gift at weddings and festivals as well as using is as an investment and as collateral.

Analysts say addressing inflation and low real interest rates would have more of an impact on the current account deficit than curbs and duty hikes on gold.

“These measures might be seen as rather self-defeating,” Ross Norman, chief executive of bullion broker Sharps Pixley, said.
“It’s almost as if the finance ministry is waging war on the gold sector, which would suggest that they feel they have lost control of the economy to some extent. In that environment, you would want to own gold more than ever,” he added.

“Graduates often find that they also need to hone their practical skills in the workshop. At the same time, those immersed in learning their skills at the bench don’t get time to think about the transition into a business of their own.”

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The first package, Setting Out, offers those wanting to make the transition from learning to business or a career in a jewellery or goldsmithing workshop full time. The Goldsmiths’ Centre will offer flexible access to shared studio space in building in central London and will provide designers with access to its Knowledge Programme that includes at least 20 days vocational training and/or professional development per year.

From January 2014 the Centre’s Making It programme of courses will launch, taught by goldsmiths and tailored to new goldsmiths. It is said to be “ideal if you’re already working in the industry and want to develop your skills or are just starting your career”.

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Areas covered by Getting Started include pricing strategy; making social media work for you; marketing and selling to galleries and specialist retailers, with applications for the course opening on October 14.

Jewellery designer Ivonna Poplanska has already taken part in the pilot of the Setting Out course and says that it has helped boost her career in its early stages.

She said: “Having studied at the University for the Creative Arts in Rochester I took the opportunity to move into shared studio space at the Goldsmiths’ Centre and enhance my skills through their Knowledge Programme.

“In 2012 I won the British Jewellers Association’s competition to design a brooch for the Queen celebrating her Diamond Jubilee. She wore the brooch to church on Christmas Day – a real high point for me. I would never have won that competition without the skills I learnt here at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, and the exposure it has given me has resulted in new commissions and opportunities I feel much more equipped to fulfil.”
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The social media was yesterday inundated with questions of how two separate fire outbreaks could occur in Accra and Kumasi at the dawn of yesterday if Ghanaians were to take as the gospel truth, the claim by the John Mahama-led National Democratic Congress government that it had arrested suspected arsonists who are behind the recent fire outbreaks in the country.

“They want us to believe that they have arrested so-called arsonists responsible for the fire outbreaks; the suspects are in police custody but the fire outbreaks continue to strike. Who then is responsible for the latest fire outbreaks that have occurred in Accra and Kumasi?” one Sadia Amina posted on her facebook wall.

Both Accra and Kumasi recorded fire outbreaks yesterday, coming weeks after major markets in the two largest cities in the country had been gutted.

Eight shops, a corn mill and four vehicles were burnt at Suame Magazine in Kumasi in the latest fire outbreak in the Ashanti regional capital that started at about 2am.

Reports indicate that the fire started just when power which had been cut from the area the previous night was restored.The Warehouse offers a tremendous selection of stainless steel bangle at great prices. Although the cause of the fire was yet to be determined at the time of going to press, some people who had been present at the scene said they suspected the fire might have started from the corn mill.

The latest Kumasi fire outbreak occurred just about an hour before a similar disaster hit Accra. In the latest fire outbreak in the capital, portions of a two-storey building, housing a jewellery shop belonging to LETAP Pharmaceuticals at the Graphic Road, was gutted.

Eyewitness accounts indicate that the flames started about 3am and it took the fire service personnel close to five hours to extinguish the fire.

The nation has been hit by many fire disasters in recent times, with many occurring at market centres, prompting the government to engage the services of fire experts from the United States of America to help curb the phenomena.Stock your shoe store with our ladies shoes wholesale,

President John Mahama had said he suspected the fire outbreaks were being orchestrated by arsonists to make his government unpopular.

Subsequently, a deputy Minister for Information and Media Relations, Murtala Mohammed, last week announced the police had arrested seven people suspected to be the brain behind the recent fire outbreaks in the country.

Information available to the New Statesman indicates that four of the suspects believed to be members of the National Democratic Congress were released after screening while the rest, confirmed to be members of the New Patriotic Party, were kept in police custody for further investigation and prosecution.

Meanwhile, the Adjabeng District Magistrate Court in Accra yesterday refused to hear the case involving the three suspected arsonists when it was brought before the court, explaining that it lacked the jurisdiction in the matter because it relates to a second degree felony.

More than half of Australia’s digitally savvy shoppers say they are willing to have their online or mobile behaviour shared with retailers in exchange for targeted promotions, a new study has found.Shop Stately Steel Circle Drop Chandelier stainless steel necklace,

According to the global Digital Consumer Study by business consulting organisation, Infosys, 83 per cent of local shoppers revealed they would be more likely to purchase again from a retailer that provided them with tailored promotional offers.

But retailers appear to be missing this digital opportunity, with most consumers saying current ads and promotions don’t speak to them. Advertisements received on mobile devices (77 per cent), online (74 per cent), and email (71 per cent) deemed the least relevant.

The study polled 5000 consumers aged 18 to 69 in five countries (including 1000 consumers in Australia)via an online survey about how they trade personal data in the retail, banking, and healthcare sectors.

Key Australian findings included that 78 per cent of local consumers would make a repeat purchase if they received offers targeted to their location, 68 per cent would shop with a retailer again based on social media interactions, and although Aussies are willing to share email addresses (81 per cent) and postcodes (67 per cent) in exchange for more customised experiences or offers, less than a third would share their date of birth,Find great deals on eBay for stainless steel bracelet Bracelet in Fashion Jewelry Bracelets. while only nine per cent would divulge their income.

Sumit Madan, retail client manager at Infosys said on the findings; “Australians are clearly willing to trade some useful personal information with retailers if they can extract real value from it. When it comes to their personal data, there’s a line shoppers are willing to cross. Smart retailers must figure out how to persuade them to cross it to leverage the wave of opportunity that the online shopping revolution and big data present”.
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The Internet promotes even more exotic eyelash enhancements

One of the many things men don’t have to worry about when it comes to appearances is their eyelashes.

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Women have used mascara forever.Stock your shoe store with our ladies shoes wholesale, False eyelashes have come and gone. Now they’re back with other lash-enhancing trends. The problem is that some of them are risky.

You can’t miss the super-long lashes of celebrities like Adele and Nicki Minaj. But Consumer Reports’ medical adviser Dr. Orly Avitzur said to be careful how you get that long-lash look.

“False eyelashes can trap dirt and bacteria, creating irritation and infection,we offer the world’s best selling Home energy monitor solutions.” Avitzur said. “And they can be difficult to remove.”

Up-and-coming singer Vanessa Racioppo wanted her eyes to pop at a photo shoot for her CD cover. However,Shop Stately Steel Circle Drop Chandelier stainless steel necklace, she said fake eyelashes made her miserable. She also said her eyelids ached and taking off the lashes was tough.

“I had to, like, soak my eye and pull really hard,” Racioppo said. “And then I kind of pulled some of my eyelashes out. There was irritation.”

Actress Kristin Chenoweth wore sunglasses on the David Letterman show after her eyelids swelled up. She got what are called eyelash extensions, where single fibers are glued to your individual eyelashes.

“It looked like I had lips on my eyelids,” Chenoweth said.

The Internet promotes even more exotic eyelash enhancements, like weaving tiny glass beads onto ultra-thin wire and applying them with an adhesive to your eyelids.

“The risks of eyelash extensions are not only an allergic reaction to the glue but erosion of the inner surface of the eyelids,” Avitzur said. “And they can cause permanent damage to your natural lashes. It doesn’t take an expert to see trouble coming with sharp objects placed so close to the eye.”

Consumer Reports said you’re better off doing what Racioppo does now — just using mascara for fuller, thicker lashes. Consumer Reports also said you should replace mascara every few months, but you don’t necessarily need to buy expensive mascara. A tried-and-true choice is Maybelline Great Lash Mascara for a little more than $6 per tube.Find great deals on eBay for stainless steel bracelet Bracelet in Fashion Jewelry Bracelets.

Ever wondered how a glass bead is made? Had the urge to release the artist in you? This summer Westboro residents will have the chance to learn more about the ancient art of glass beadmaking, or lampworking, and try their hand at making their own beads.

Westboro-based lampworking studio Elsie Kaye Glassworks has received a grant of $425 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. This grant was awarded through the MCC’s local Westborough Cultural Council and will support a “hands-on” seminar about lampworking.

Holly Kenny, owner of Elsie Kaye Glassworks, will host the seminar, Exploration Through Glass, where participants will learn the fundamentals of lampworking, including important safety basics and torch and equipment use. The seminar also will review the properties of glass, the concept of shaping, using tools and simple surface decoration. Participants will have the opportunity to make several beads using a propane-oxygen fueled torch and soft glass.
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“Our fair theme is ‘Stock Show Safari,’ and you should expect to see some innovative and fun barn displays,” says Robby Storton, president of the Ramona Junior Fair Board. “We look forward to serving a wonderful deep-pit barbecue to all the auction buyers and hope many folks will come out to join us this year.”

The animals, including rabbits, poultry, cavies, dogs, dairy goats, pygmy goats, swine, market and breeding goats, market and breeding sheep, beef, veal and dairy cows, will be located in the livestock barns on the Ramona Junior Fairgrounds on Aqua Lane, next to the rodeo grounds.The Warehouse offers a tremendous selection of stainless steel bangle at great prices.

“The animals are cared for, exercised and later shown at the fair with a great deal of pride,” he says. “Each participant spends countless hours training, grooming and practicing with their animal. This environment contributes to the well-being of the animal and helps the kids to be responsible, caring young adults. In the end, we all benefit by the enrichment of our youth and a great product to take home to feed our families.”

“Each exhibitor raised their livestock project for a minimum of three months,” says Curtis Martineau, livestock superintendent for the Junior Fair. “Many, however,Shop Stately Steel Circle Drop Chandelier stainless steel necklace, for a year or longer because they breed their own animals. Each student was accountable for the responsibility in taking care of the live animal — feeding, cleaning, training and giving medical aid as needed.”

The livestock auction will be on Aug. 3, with registration for bidders starting at 11 a.m. Each bidder will receive a number, and the young people in their 4-H, FFA and Grange uniforms will be standing by their animals to answer any questions up until the auction starts at 1 p.m. A buyers’ dinner will be served around 5 p.m.

Buyers may purchase a whole animal or contact the fair board about the possibility of purchasing portions of an animal or donating to the Junior Fair.Find great deals on eBay for stainless steel bracelet Bracelet in Fashion Jewelry Bracelets. In addition to buying through the auction, buyers may also purchase an animal from the barn, which features animals that cannot go to the auction because exhibitors may have more than one animal at the fair, but only one animal from each exhibitor may go through the auction.

“We had more people bidding than animals last year, especially with the steers,” adds Storton. “We will also be taking credit cards this year.”

In addition to the animals, more than 200 home economics entries that range from photographs and baking to industrial arts will also be featured at this year’s fair.

The Ramona Junior Fair is organized and operated completely through volunteer efforts, with leaders from the community and from participating 4-H, FFA and Grange clubs coming together to make it possible.

“Despite the economy, our community has always pulled together (some families splitting the cost four ways) and bought the kids’ projects, making sure it was enough to pay their cost and put money toward college and future projects,” says Storton.

The new numbers provide further evidence of improvements in the Twin Cities housing market. Metro home prices in April were up 15 percent from the same month last year. That was the Twin Cities’ largest year-over-year spike recorded in the index.

David Blitzer, chair of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones, says the housing recovery “is definitely broad-based.”

Some fear of rising mortgage rates could damage the housing rebound,we offer the world’s best selling Home energy monitor solutions. added. But easier credit might mean more people can get mortgages, which will bolster the recovery.

All cities except Detroit posted gains in April from March. That’s up from only 15 cities in the previous months.
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While Baker had already been sent to the dumper

District Judge Dana Christensen on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation objecting to a 6-foot-tall statue of Jesus located on federal land leased to Whitefish Mountain Resort at Big Mountain.

Christensen ruled the statue does not violate church-state separation. The Flathead National Forest, he said, can reissue a 10-year permit for the nearly 60-year-old statue that was installed on the ski hill in the 1950s by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic men’s organization.

The statue honors World War II veterans and members of the U.S.Enjoy the greatest selection ever of stainless steel pendant. Army’s 10th Mountain Division.

By permitting the statue, Christensen said, the U.S. Forest Service is not reflecting government endorsement of a religious sect, or a preference for religion over non-religion.Shop the best selection of men’s stainless steel ring.

“The government neither owns the statue nor exercises control over the property on which it is located,” Christensen wrote. “Big Mountain Jesus constitutes private speech reflecting the personal views of its private owners and therefore cannot be seen by the reasonable observer as reflecting government promotion of religion.”

Attorneys for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, who successfully argued on behalf of the Knights of Columbus and four Kalispell residents who intervened in the Wisconsin group’s lawsuit against the U.Our Home power monitor and energy saving devices help reduce energy.S. Forest Service, hailed Christensen’s ruling as a “common-sense decision.”

For those watching erstwhile Brighton and Hove Albion manager Gus Poyet being told he was being given the ol’ heave ho from the club while live on air on Sunday evening, the first comparison was a yellow one.

Namely the immortal scene in The Simpsons’ episode “I Love Lisa” when Lisa dumps Ralph Wiggum live on TV and Bart pauses the video to show her that you “can actually pinpoint the second when his heart rips in half”.Enjoy the greatest selection ever of stainless steel pendant. Soon, Gus had been cut with Ralph and on YouTube.Find great deals on eBay for stainless steel bracelet Bracelet in Fashion Jewelry Bracelets.

It wasn’t quite that bad with Poyet – he was handed a note during Spain versus Nigeria – and handled being asked about it at half-time (he was a pundit) with notable (or resigned) restraint.

Others haven’t responded to an on-air ditching with quite the same sentiment. National treasure Danny Baker famously responded to being told in November, minutes before going on air, that his much-loved BBC London show was being canned with two hours of furious raging. Baker fumed at the BBC’s management: “I hope whoever was responsible, their abacus comes undone and they choke on the beads.”

While Baker had already been sent to the dumper before going on air, no such luck for Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. Having strained every sinew to get Chelsea into the 2012 Champions’ League final, Sky Sports’ Geoff Shreeves informed him that a booking meant he’d be suspended for the final. Cheers Geoff.

Best of all the live sackings, perhaps, was the September 2010 defenestration of mixed martial arts agent Malki Kawa by his client Matt “Meathead” Mitrione, which took place in the middle of the UFC ring. After beating Joey Beltran, Mitrione ended his victory speech by yelling: “Malki, you’re fired.”

In an interview a few minutes later, the fighter explained that his agent had only earned him £5,000 for the fight and accused Kawa of insulting his wife. Mitrione ended their partnership with a Sir Alan-like eye for the grand termination: “He was out of line in a lot of ways, so I think it’s appropriate that I fire you on live TV. You’re fired.” Which is how you do it, Brighton.
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