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Ever dreamt of designing your own diamond ring from the comfort of your house?



Startling it may sound but its now possible through user friendly portals like preciousglow.com? All you need to do is to select the diamond of your choice from the many shapes that are on offer and then choose the style and the price range and proceed to the payment page.

Our highly skilled team of jewelry designers would craft a ring that would suit your desired specifications. However, in case you are not satisfied with the product our 30 day return policy provides full refund to dissatisfied customers. We do this in order to assure our customers that they are dealing with genuine diamond merchants who value the time and interest shown by their valued patrons. Our safe and secure shopping cart helps buyers shop on the website with complete safety and peace of mind. Quick and fast delivery is guaranteed depending upon the location from where the order originates.

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The shape of diamonds on offer ranges from round, princess, emerald, asscher, marquise, radiant and pear. One can choose the diamond of his or her choice based on the preferences of their partners. If at all you feel confused or unable to decide the type of diamond for your partner then it is better to take expert guidance in this regard. You can even use the toll free number provided on the website to speak to a diamond jewelry expert if you have any doubts regarding the design or the specification of the diamonds used in the rings.

At preciousglow.com you can shop not just for

engagement rings

, wedding rings but religious rings also. If it is solitaires that you are looking for then there are very few sites that can match the exhaustiveness of information that preciousglow.com provides for novices. Solitaires consist of one simple diamond stone that sits pretty on a ring of white gold, yellow gold or platinum. The rare brilliance of a solitaire serves as a true reflection of one s emotions for their partners. No amount of words can match the shine and sparkle of a solitaire. So if ever you feel short of words while expressing your love for your partner then a solitaire is all you need to fall back on. Solitaires also do not cost as much as buyers believe. Couples with modest budgets often patronize solitaires. Some find them simple and elegant and the best way to put a seal of approval on their relationships.

The author has experience of many years of the jewelry field and has been offering advise to the customers in purchasing of engagement rings,

colored diamonds

, wedding rings and other jewelries in wiser manner. Please visit www.preciousglow.com for more details.

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 

24-year-old Aman Kassaye, of no fixed abode, is to face a charge of attempted murder for his alleged role in an armed robbery that netted £40 million ($65 million) worth of jewelry from a London store.

Kassaye is the seventh man to be charged, and is also facing prosecution for conspiracy to rob the Graff store in New Bond Street, false imprisonment, and using a handgun to resist arrest. He will appear at Wimbledon magistrates court on Monday.

The other six men have already been remanded in custody until October 23, when they will appear at Kingston Crown Court. All are facing charges of conspiracy to rob, and two of them are also charged with a firearms offense.

43 diamond rings, watches, and bracelets were taken from the store. The theft occurred when two armed and suited men walked in and took an employee hostage. It has been reported they used prosthetic masks made from liquid latex but police have not confirmed this. Amateur footage also shows a shot was fired. No-one was injured.

The robbery is one of the biggest the United Kingdom has seen. After the crime a string of getaway vehicles was used, with police believing several more offenders assisted with this stage of the plan. Although The Telegraph claims no stolen property has yet been recovered, this is also unconfirmed by police.

Saturday, November 14, 2009 

The Zimbabwean government has allocated US$10 million worth of funds for the relocation of thousands of families living near the Chiadzwa diamond fields in the Manicaland province.

Murisi Zwizwai, the Deputy Mines Minister, said that the funds would be used to build houses for the residents in the area, and for developments in . “I can confirm that US$10 million has been set aside for the relocation. The relocation may take place after they have harvested their crops,” he said in an interview, as quoted by the New Zimbabwe news agency.

Zwizwai also added that “the money would be used to build new houses, clinics among others.” According to him, the residents would not be relocated until the 2009–10 agricultural season.

In a 100-day plan, the Zimbabwean coalition government noted that diamonds in the area might be a large source of funds and finance for the country, and could help revive the economy.

Thursday, August 19, 2010 

Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF) trustee Jeremy Ractliffe has resigned from the charity’s board, twelve days after admitting to the possession of “blood diamonds”.

Earlier this month, supermodel Naomi Campbell testified against former Liberian president Charles Taylor when she claimed she received “very small, dirty looking stones” from two men, allegedly associated with Taylor. Campbell said she gave these diamonds to Ractliffe to “do something good with” in 1997. He gave the diamonds to police the day after Campbell’s testimony. The police confirmed the stones were diamonds.

The board of the Mandela charity said in a statement, “Mr. Ractliffe regrets his omission to inform the chairperson, chief executive officer and the rest of the board of trustees of the NMCF of his receipt of the uncut diamonds until now… [Ractliffe] acknowledges that had he done so, he and the board would have found a better and lawful way to manage the situation.”

Ractliffe took the diamonds from Campbell, fearing she might be prosecuted for removing uncut diamonds from South Africa, illegal without a license.

Ractcliffe said, “Naomi suggested they could be of some benefit to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund — but I told her I would not involve the NMCF in anything that could possibly be illegal… In the end I decided I should just keep them.”

Taylor is on trial in The Hague, The Netherlands for allegedly trading diamonds for weapons to supply the Revolutionary United Front of Sierra Leone. Taylor faces eleven counts for international crimes including rape, sexual slavery, enlistment of children under the age of fifteen, and pillaging.

By Andrea Kennedy

Disabled adventurers are well-versed in adapting outdoor gear to fit their needs. World-renowned climber Mark Wellman has made a life of it, and sells his adapted climbing gear through his own company, No Limits Tahoe. Many other adventurers with disabilities have done the same to kayaks, skis, and other mainstream equipment. But these hard-core adventurers who have spent the last decade adapting adventure gear to fit their level of need seem to have finally broken through, and the manufacturers of outdoor equipment are finally beginning to adapt their gear for people with disabilities. For years disabled adventurers and innovators struggle to gain sponsorships and financial aid to help them create adapted gear to get them back into the sports they love. Due to a combination of supply and demand, inventors seem to be catching on to this expanding niche of adventurer, and the annual Outdoor Retailer’s Show is one of the best places to showcase this.

The Outdoor Retailer’s Show (ORS) in Salt Lake City is a huge annual event that overflows into the parking lots of the Salt Lake City Convention Center. This year the show was as big, if not bigger, than it usually is, with thousands of manufacturers showing off their new outdoor gear. From big names such as Patagonia and L.L. Bean to smaller and newer companies trying to make a name for themselves, the ORS becomes a city of itself of like-minded enthusiasts. Attention-grabbers like the Paddle Pool filled with kayakers of world-class ability and evening block parties complete with live bands are annual staples for this event. Retailers come from all states nation-wide to make their seasonal purchases at this unmatched exposition of outdoor gear.

Over the past few years several companies have been working on prototypes for adventurers with disabilities. Last year’s ORS featured the first adapted tent on the market, Eureka’s Freedom Tent, designed especially for campers with disabilities. The Freedom Tent includes a front vestibule shelter for a wheelchair as well as toggle pull zippers on the doors and windows for those with hand-mobility challenges. Released during summer of 2004, the Freedom Tent spent its first year trekking around the U.S. on demonstration at outdoor expositions and conferences such as the ORS.

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However, Eureka’s biggest challenge is finding its consumer. Marketing Director for Eureka, Kirsten Jankowski, emphasizes this. She states, ‘This tent is one of our higher priorities, but each year we have new tents that we have to spend our marketing dollars on.’

Jankowski hopes that the tent gains popularity among the disabled community, and is proud to offer this tent to them, but knows how tough it is to market to this group. Although the Freedom Tent has been on the road for a year, Eureka has sold only a handful of these tents, and has few retailers willing to offer it. But to really get the tent out there to its needy consumers, Jankowski is going to need help. To encourage other companies to follow suit and begin making equipment with a more ‘universal’ design, disabled outdoor enthusiasts must begin to purchase products geared at their needs such as the Freedom Tent in larger numbers.

The highlight of this summer’s ORS was inventor Kevin Carr, an independent dealer and product designer for major canoe companies. Carr was proud to exhibit his latest addition in adapted canoe gear, a fully padded and supportive seatback that is still in prototype stage, but will hopefully be released in spring of 2006. Other paddling gear has been adapted for disabled outdoorsmen, including paddles with hand attachments for grip assistance as well as padded foot ‘cages,’ but this new seat will make paddling a reality for quadriplegics and many paraplegics as well. Carr has designed the seat to fit into any canoe with easy installation. The seat was also designed to fit with removable wheelchair seats for the most comfort. Adjustable straps and a lightweight fame make this seatback a luxury for all water enthusiasts with disabilities.

Another company that has begun to prototype gear for adventurers with disabilities is CamelBak, a well-known innovator in hydration. These backpacks include water bladders and hose-attachments for easy drinking while on the trail in all seasons, but as of yet, CamelBak has not released a pack that is adapted for wheelchairs. Wesley Watson, V.P. of Operations for CamelBak, states this is something the company has already begun discussing designs for. CamelBak has been providing the U.S. Military with these hydration systems for the past decade, and has recently added a new competition design to their line. Innovative companies like this, thinking of all types of needs from combat to competition, are just the kind to begin adapting their outdoor gear for adventurers with disabilities.

Marketing these newest innovations in adventure gear will be the toughest test, and the more consumers with disabilities take advantage of these leading products, the more products will follow!

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Saturday, December 29, 2007 


Corruption-related charges have been brought against Jacob Zuma, the newly-elected leader of the African National Congress (ANC), according to his lawyer. A trial is scheduled to begin on August 14, 2008.

The charges stem from an arms deal with a French company, which is alleged to have involved bribes and fraud. Zuma’s financial adviser at the time, Schabir Shaik, was convicted in 2005 of attempting to solicit a bribe of US$72,500 per year from the arms company on Zuma’s behalf and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Zuma was fired as deputy president in 2005 by South African President Thabo Mbeki due to the scandal.

Two-term ANC leader Mbeki recently lost an ANC leadership contest to Jacob Zuma, who garnered about 60 percent of delegate votes in his win.

Zuma had been charged with corruption in 2005, but the case was dismissed on procedural grounds. Michael Hulley, Zuma’s defence lawyer, indicated that they will strongly contest the new charges in court. Hulley also suggested that the South African government’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and its anti-organised crime division known as The Scorpions, have carried out a smear campaign against Zuma.

“These charges will be vigorously defended, in the context of the belief that the Scorpions (NPA) have acted wrongly and with improper motive calculated to discredit Mr. Zuma and ensure that he play no leadership role in the political future of our country,” said Michael Hulley in a statement.

Given that the ANC has been the governing party in South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994, it is likely that Jacob Zuma could become the next president after general elections in 2009. Zuma has said, however, that he would resign if he was found guilty by the courts.

Thursday, July 3, 2014 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Shopping malls, or the boutiques or even the supermarkets- All of the shops make use of their individual personalized printed plastic bags, provided by the packing supplies for shopping purposes utilizing the promotional aspect. Usually, a logo, symbolizing the brand or the name of the company is visible on such custom printed plastic bags. At times, they too utilize the personalized printed paper bags.

At times, even the small or the retail stores make use of the utilization of the specialized sacks. With the exception of the fact that it facilitates them in the promotion of their business, and it in addition includes the class as well as exclusivity to the stores. Furthermore, all of such are on behalf of the charge of the retail plastic bag.

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The Role Business Education Plays in Your Profession


Samuel Barrett

Business education programmes help executives improve their professional skills and play greater roles within their organisations. Such courses build confidence of abilities and respond to the tasks assigned in a better manner.

Business education adds to the capabilities of professionals, helping them move up in the hierarchy of an organisation. At the same time, they can also play a better role in the growth of an organisation. They learn skills in financial processes, project management, human resource management and marketing, which make them better managers.

As professionals, they are already well aware of the industry. A business education programme helps them to gain the skills needed to make their mark in the organisational set up. It helps to identify trends and opportunities and act promptly. The training they receive makes them capable of handling complex projects, building and motivating teams and playing their part in decision making.

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Having a formal degree in management will be a confidence booster for you. The top management in your organisation will be confident as well in handing over projects to you, knowing that you have got the professional qualification to deal with them. You will find yourself performing your tasks in a better way and able to understand things in their context while coming up with solutions.

Professional education will change your work psyche. It will help you develop sharp interpersonal skills, which are important in developing your sphere of influence in an office. Once you are confident of your worth and capability, networking will be easier for you. You can use your network to promote the cause of the organisation you are working in and earn the appreciation of your seniors.

A management education programme will be your ticket to explore new possibilities outside an organisation. You can find yourself a job which better suits your skill set, and progress in your profession. Such a programme will give you a definite edge over your peers. It could also enable you to take on an entrepreneurial venture!

If you feel your busy schedule does not allow you to take up a programme, you need not worry as distance education programmes are tailored to the requirement of working professionals like you. You can pursue such a programme while in full-time employment. In fact, it is an advantage to work while taking up a management programme as you can immediately put your newly earned skills to work. You can blend your education with the experience you have gathered over the years helping you to perform exceptionally.

There are students who admit that there were times when they wondered

why get an MBA

. However, receiving the degree helped them get seniority within their roles and get better satisfaction as a professional. When they were through the programme, their organisations gave them greater responsibilities helping them progress within the organisation.

Reputed institutes of higher education are providing cutting edge management programmes all across the world whether it is Dubai, Mumbai or London. With online management education programmes available, your place of working does not really matter now. All that matters is choosing the right stream.

The author recommends Stafford Associates, the Dubai based leading provider of

distance learning

, UK. Courses approved by universities are made available to Middle East professionals by Stafford Associates.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 

Bob Dylan, the U.S. musical artist and songwriter, performed his first concert ever in Vietnam on Sunday night, forty years after his 1960s protest songs, now iconic, gave voice to America’s anti-Vietnam War movement.

The concert came days after he played two shows in China, where he performed in Beijing and Shanghai as part of his Asia-Pacific tour. On Sunday, he played in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), on a date 50 years after his first major performance.

Dylan played outdoors on a warm evening on the grassy grounds of RMIT University. The audience was a mixture of young and old; both foreigners and Vietnamese were present. He played in a Vietnam now at peace where half the population is under 30, too young to have memories of the war.

Dressed in a purple shirt, black jacket and wearing a white hat, he was welcomed with loud applause by an enthusiastic audience. His 17-song set list included a selection of his 1960s and 1970s hits such as “All Along the Watchtower”, “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall”, “It Ain’t Me Babe”, “Tangled Up in Blue”, and “Highway 61 Revisited” along with more recent songs.

Tran Long An, vice president of the Vietnam Composers’ Association noted that the significance of Dylan’s Ho Chi Minh City performance was recognized by his Vietnamese fans. “Bob Dylan’s music opened up a path where music was used as a weapon to oppose the war in Vietnam and fight injustice and racism,” he said. “That was the big thing that he has done for music.”

Vietnam’s communist government allows few western acts to perform. Human rights groups criticized Dylan for submitting his play list for approval by the Vietnamese government authorities, although his promoter said no restrictions were imposed.