READY, FIRE, AIM: New Hampshire State Police say the incident began whene driver cut off another as they were going through a toll plaza in Hooksett. "I believe there was gesturing between the two of them," notes Sgt. Charles Johnston. Then, investigators say, Nicholas Richer, 18, pulled out a flare gun, pointed it at the other driver, and fired. But the gun didn't go off until he pulled the gun back into his car. The flare ended up inside his own car, and "caught the right passenger's front seat on fire," Johnston said. A passenger, only described as a "youth," was sitting in that seat, and narrowly missed being hit. The other driver called 911, and a state trooper caught up with Richer at a gas station. Richer was arrested and charged with reckless conduct and criminal threatening, both felonies. (MS/WMUR-TV) ...While the youth in the passenger seat was offered a change of pants
FREAK OF NOMENCLATURE, PROPERTY TAX DIVISION: The Rutherford County, Tenn., Property Assessor says he "cannot talk about it," but rejects allegations that he has been sexually harassing his staff. Two women, aged 54 and 70, say they were fired in retaliation to complaining about the 73-year-old assessor's advances. After one incident, the woman confronted him, but he shrugged it off. "You don't know what you said?" she asked him. "No. I have no idea," he replied. "When I talk to you, I don't ever think much, I just keep saying it." A state panel agrees the women were fired in retaliation, and awarded them unemployment benefits. Meanwhile, the assessor has announced he will continue his re-election campaign. His name is Bill Boner. (RC/Murfreesboro Post, Murfreesboro Daily News Journal) ...If you think this treatment of the story is bad, you should see the tabloid and blog headlines! WHAT? When Michelle Higgins arrived at work in Gander, N.L., Canada, co-worker Cindy Paulson said, "My god Michelle. What happened?" Higgins was confused. "Nothing, what are you talking about?" she replied. "Michelle you were in an accident." Paulson said. "No, I was not in an accident," Higgins said. But there was no denying it when looking at her car: the windshield was smashed away, and the roof was peeled back to the tops of the rear seats. Paulson convinced the bleeding woman to go to the hospital. There, Paulson says, doctors tested Higgins' memory, "Like what's your name, your date of birth, where do you live? She knew everything like that. The accident was the only thing gone." Investigators determined that Higgins had hit a moose, apparently at a fairly high speed: her neck was broken, and "my forehead has a scuff mark that we are thinking may have been caused by the moose's hoof," Higgins said. She still doesn't remember the crash. (RC/CBC) ...She probably doesn't really want to
Don’t skimp on travel insurance, Foreign Office warns
Know Before You Go The FCO is encouraging British nationals to take out insurance as part of its Know Before You Go campaign which is designed to encourage British travellers to prepare properly before they go away. Globelink Travel Insurance are partners in the Know Before You Go campaign.
Britons visiting family and friends abroad without travel insurance are risking hefty medical bills, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office has warned. The FCO said a recent survey found that a third of those who had stayed with loved ones overseas had not taken out insurance. 39% had ended up relying on their hosts when things went
We often hear of a tragic story where someone who did not arrange travel insurance and has been involved in a car or motorcycle accident. And there are a far greater number of people who suddenly become ill and are not well enough to return home for some considerable time.
Many wrongly assume that their EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) would cover all expenses in the event of illness or injury, but this unfortunately is not the case. A recent tragedy in which an uninsured teenage holidaymaker plunged from a balcony left his parents with a £15,000 bill to fly him back to the UK. In another case the family of a man who was left almost completely paralysed after a car accident in Kuwait say they're desperate to bring him home. His family need almost £30,000 to get him back to the UK. A British man who lives in Spain, suffered from chest pain whilst in France – he was not fit enough to fly and he and his was eventually bought home by ambulance. Luckily, friends have managed to raise almost all of the £11,000 bill.
Many travellers wrongly assume that the EHIC Card is sufficient medical cover when travelling abroad. This is not the case. Although the card is designed to give travellers within the EU the same level of care as local residents â€“ it does not cover any other costs. It would therefore not cover repatriation costs, or any additional accommodation and travel costs of your spouse or traveling companion.
Although itâ€™s wise to travel with an EHIC, to be fully covered youâ€™ll need adequate travel insurance decent level of medical cover. The Foreign Office is unable to cover expenses for Britons needing medical treatment abroad
For an instant Travel insurance quote or to arrange cover securely online, enabling you to print your policy documents immediately, visit www.globelink..co.uk or you can telephone Globelink on 00 44 1353 699082 or their Spanish link lines on 966 265 000 or 951 242 434.
Georgia is a sovereign state in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Area: 69,700 km² Population: 4.7million Capital: Tbilisi Currency: Lari Language: Georgian National sport: Football Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. During the classical era independent kingdoms became established in what is now Georgia. After the Roman Empire completed its conquest of the Caucasus region in 66 BC, the Georgian kingdoms of Colchis and Iberia became Roman client states and allies for nearly 400 years. King Mirian III declared Christianity as the state religion.
In Greek mythology, Colchis was the location of the Golden Fleece sought by Jason and the Argonauts in Apollonius Rhodius' epic tale Argonautica. The incorporation of the Golden Fleece into the myth may have derived from the local practice of using fleeces to sift gold dust from rivers. Known to its natives as Egrisi or Lazica, Colchis was also the battlefield of the Lazic War fought between Byzantine Empire and Persia. The early kingdoms disintegrated into various feudal regions by the early Middle Ages. This made it easy for Arabs to conquer most of eastern Georgia in the 7th century. Although Arabs captured the capital city of Tbilisi in AD 645, Kartli-Iberia retained considerable independence under local Arab rulers. In AD 813 the prince Ashot I – also known as Ashot Ku rapalat – became the first of the Bagrationi family to rule the kingdom. Ashot's reign began a period of nearly 1,000 years during which the Bagrationi, ruled. Georgia reached the peak of its political and economic strength during the reign of King David IV and Queen Tamar in the 11th–12th centuries.
David IV (called the Builder, r. 1089â€“1125) initiated the Georgian golden age by driving the Seljuk Turks from the country and Georgian cultural and political influence southward into Armenia and eastward to the Caspian Sea. David the Builder's granddaughter Tamar succeeded in neutralizing opposition and embarked on an energetic foreign policy aided by the downfall of the rival powers of the Seljuks and Byzantium. Supported by a powerful military ĂŠlite, Tamar was able to build on the successes of her predecessors to consolidate an empire which dominated the Caucasus, and extended over large parts of present-day Azerbaijan, Armenia, and eastern Turkey, Tamar presided over the "Golden age" of the medieval Georgian monarchy. Her position as the first woman to rule Georgia in her own right was by the title "Mepe" ("King"). The Golden age of Georgia left a legacy of great cathedrals, romantic poetry and literature, and the epic poem "The Knight in the Panther's Skin". until its collapse under the Mongol attacks within two
decades after Tamar's death. The revival of the Georgian Kingdom was set back after Tbilisi was captured and destroyed by the Khwarezmian leader Jalal ad-Din in 1226. The Mongols were expelled by George V of Georgia, who was named "Brilliant" for his role in restoring the country's previous strength and Christian culture. George V was the last great king of the unified Georgian state. The Georgian Flag was designed during his reign. After his death, different local rulers fought for their independence from central Georgian rule, until the total disintegration of the Kingdom in the 15th century. Weakened by invasions. the Georgian Kingdom collapsed into anarchy by 1466 . Neighboring empires exploited the country, and beginning in the 16th century, the Persian Empire and the Ottoman Empire subjugated the eastern and western regions of Georgia, respectively. With the death of Nader Shah in 1747, both kingdoms broke free of Persian control and were reunified through a personal union under the energetic king Heraclius II in 1762. (cont... next month)
Porky Pies, Arroyo de la miel Owned and run by Graham and Linda, Porky Pies is the result of Graham’s passion for bakery. All of the pies and related products are produced on the premises using recipes that Graham has perfected over the last couple of years. They offer a tremendous range of sweet and savoury pies, pasties, and quiches etc, all of which are available to take away or eat on their large, sunny terrace. Porky Pies isn’t just a pie shop however – they offer a range of other items including breakfasts, a full menu, daily specials and a Sunday roast for only €4.95 for a medium or €5.95 for a large, and the homemade sweet is FREE with both. All Porky Pie products are well prepared and presented. The shop/restaurant is spotlessly clean and everyone is made to feel welcome.
They are located in the Gamonal, Arroyo de la Miel open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am Telephone 951 211 727 The Mad Monk Situated in the lovely coastal village of La Carihuela is the Mad Monk. Inside there is room for 70 people, there is also a large sunny terrace to the front. Mamie continues to do all the homemade dishes that have proved to be so popular, ;. including Lamb Shanks, Super Sunday roast dinners, Lasagna, Chilli Con Carne and many many more. There is also a childrens menu available. There is a pool table, darts, a Wii console, free Wifi and a superb selection of music. They will also be showing all the Euro 2012 games on their Large Screen TV's. This bar really does have something for everyone.
by Jan Morley
Sopa paraguaya is a traditional Paraguayan Literally meaning "Paraguayan soup", sopa paraguaya is similar to corn bread. Corn flour, cheese and milk and onions are common ingredients. A story of the origin of the dish involves Don Carlos Antonio L贸pez (the founder of the Paraguayan state and president of the country between 1841 and 1862) It is said that the great governor, a famously obese man, liked the white soup elaborated with milk, Paraguay cheese (fresh cheese), egg and corn flour. One day the mach煤( cook) mistakenly put too much corn flour to the mixture. Near noon, she found herself with two problems: first, the mixture was too thick , and second, she didn't have time to start over the process, or replace the favourite dish with another. So, showing off ,she decided with a mix of fear and wit, to pour the mixture into an iron container and cooked it in a clay oven, from which she obtained a "solid soup". Don Carlos, after tasting it, found it very delicious and immediately named it "sopa paraguaya".The only soup you can eat with your fingers ! Ingredients 1 large onion, finely diced
200g grated cheddar or Edam 100ml sunflower oil
500g harina de maize (cornmeal , maize flour) 6 eggs ,separated Salt and pepper
100ml cold water
Method Grease a pyrex dish aprrox. Preheat oven 200 Deg C Heat the oil in a large wok, gently fry the diced onion , until soft Beat the egg whites until light and fluffy Remove the wok from the heat and carefully add 100ml of cold water Gently stir the egg yolks into the fluffy egg whites Stir the flour into the onion and oil mixture, and then add the grated cheese, season well with salt and black pepper Gently fold the egg mix into the flour Transfer into the pyrex dish and bake until golden approx.. 30 minutes, and firm to touch Allow to cool, cut into small squares, serve with nibbles, or with bbq food.
The Embassy Bar, The Embassy Cocktail Bar holds everything for all tourists, locals & families alike. Of couse you can play pool or snooker & darts, but there is more to offer You can watch the latest sports including Euro 2012, Formula 1, Tennis , Golf, Its charismatic owners Bruce & Agness share a passion for creating an ambiance that makes this bar a place you will want to visit again and again. Be it to listen to music from the 60’s 70,s & 80’s, which is sure to get your feet tapping and with 250m area theres more than eough space to swing those hips and dance the night away. soak up the atmosphere, or join in the fun with the quizzes or play your cards right where you can win upto 100€. With beer from 1€ the prices and free calls to home you know where to come.
We decided to go down to the Carihuela area in Torremolinos. We walked along the prom and back along the calle Builte and decided to call into Mojitos as friends had been a few times and had told how good the place is. We were not disappointed, they had a great selection of food on an extensive menu, with varied breakfasts, snacks, toasties and main meals. The choice was mouthwatering, home made pies, lamb cutlets, pork chops, chicken and fish, also some meal deals with wine all for under 19 Euros for two. The Irish sirloin steak deal with all the trimmings and a bottle of Rioja at only 22 Euros for two caught my eye so the decision was made, we sat down and were waited upon with some well priced drinks from a very good choice of spirits, beers, ciders and a very good Draught Guinness .
The food arrived and was superb and cooked to perfection. We noticed that they also do kids meals with all the usual choices to keep the kids happy. We sat outside on the terrace and watched the world go by. We noted that you can watch all the sports on a large projector screen, two large flat screens and large TVs so you wont miss a thing this year with the Olympics and the Euro Championships and they also have live entertainment seven nights a week, so much variation we had to note it down, with Karaoke that the kids loved with Robbie, Monday to Thursday. Siobhan with irish and country music on Fridays. And Nightlife, a comedy music duo Elvis and Tina, 50s & 60s on Saturdays and Mr cool Danny Stone, on Sunday, all shows start about 9. 30 so its all covered. So if your down in the Carihuela why not call in have something to eat relax and enjoy all that they have to offer, one things for sure, we will be back, so see you there. Please mention: The sentinella when you visit
Sun damage: Caring for your back in the sun
In the sunshine, we spend a lot of time slathering factor 50 onto our faces to avoid sunburn and wrinkles. But a lot of people can end up ignoring their back, an important place to consider, seeing as it is rarely exposed during the winter months. With that in mind, we need to take care of this area before, during and after the summer season. Before summer Take advantage of these transition days for a thorough skin cleaning, with the use of peelings or soft abrasives to eliminate the greatest amount of dead cells possible.
In this way you can perform the advisable hydration, which will allow for more uniform and durable tanning, always with the use of the appropriate sunscreens.
During exposure to the sun The back is one of the most exposed areas of the body to solar radiation. Just think about that when you go swimming!
For this reason it is appropriate to recall the rules for exposure to sunlight, applying sunscreen two hours before exposure, repeating the application every two hours, and, especially in the area of the back, each time we leave the water.
In addition, the type of sunscreen for this area, usually more oily in the upper part, must be fluid and easily spread. To facilitate its placement in areas that are difficult to reach, sprays, as opposed to creams, can be extremely useful.
On the other hand, time spent outdoors and correct exposure to the sun are our allies to improve, as well as heal, the usual imperfections, like pimples, that are normally present during the rest of the year in oily or more spotty skin.
After the summer It is still a long way off — thank goodness — but it’s not too early to think about after care. If we have not taken the proper precautions, our skin will have suffered from too much sun exposure, and once again, we will need to have a gentle exfoliation, and a deep hydration, to heal the damage and embrace the coming seasons in the best possible way.
Prince Harry tells Chelsy Davy: Make up your mind
The prince wants his ex to commit Prince Harry and Chelsea Davy split up just before the Royal Wedding last April Now can reveal that Prince Harry has invited his ex Chelsy Davy, 26, to the Jubilee celebrations in a bid to get her back for good. They've shared several hook-ups lately and sources say Harry, 27, has been constantly texting her wanting to take things to the next level. He's now told her she needs to 'make her mind up' whether she wants a public life with him or not. 'Harry's never been able to move on from Chelsy no matter how hard he's tried,' says an insider. 'Although things are moving in the right direction he still feels that Chelsy's holding back, which is frustrating for him. 'Chelsy's problem is that while she loves Harry she dreads the thought of living Kate Middleton's lifestyle.' Harry and Chelsy were seen looking loved-up during pal Holly Branson's 'secret festival' in Berkshire recently.
EXCLUSIVE All-in-One Direction - where to get those jumpsuits We know where One Direction got those crazy zip-up outfits Who would guess that X Factor boy band sensation One Direction have two students from Norway to thank for turning them into overnight fashion icons? Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik have all donned quirky jumpsuits from Nowegian label OnePiece Jump In. UK president of OnePiece Jump In, Ole Fjelberg, a student in London - and his girlfriend, Randi Versto Kaasa, decided to bring these distinctive styles over from Ole's home town of Oslo after they'd gained cult style status in Norway.Speaking exclusively to Now online soon after One Direction wore OnePiece jumpsuits during their time on The X factor, Ole revealed: 'The OnePiece Jump In suits were originally designed to wearing the mountains after a hard day of skiing but they fast become a fashion statement.
In-Growing Toe Nails & Corns ….are you suffering in silence? Ingrowing Toe Nails: these are an everyday occurrence and can be self-inflicted. The main problem usually affects the big toe for various reasons such as cutting away the toe nail too short, cutting away the corners of the nail, picking at the nail or the overuse of trainer type shoes.
Causes other than those mentioned can also arise from footwear that is too tight or high heel shoes.If a person has a gait discrepancy with the way they walk, this could be being caused due to a problem with their hip(s), knee(s) or back. All of these can be connected with causing an in-growing toe nail.
This is a specialist´s role to elevate the condition for the client for obvious reasons. Firstly, being able to see what is going on in the area from a vantage point. Secondly, using sterile instruments to inspect and if necessary relieve/solve the issue in the correct way. Many people leave it too late.until the toe becomes inflamed and/or infected…if this does become the case then it will only make the treatment to resolve the issue more difficult, so it is always best to seek specialist help as early as possible. If the person is diabetic then they should always seek a specialist´s help!
Hard Corns: these are usually found on the tops of toes as well as underneath a person´s foot. Generally the corns on the toes are caused by the pressure of footwear or friction. Those corns underneath a person´s foot can be caused by worn out insoles in shoes that may have split or creased, thus
causing friction for the skin. Another cause of this type of corn is misplaced weight bearing, again usually from a gait problem. In both cases there is a need to properly address the cause before giving the required treatment. It is not recommended to use corn plasters in an effort to self treat. These plasters can have a corrosive acid on them and usually cover too large an area (not just the actual corn), resulting in the burning of surrounding skin. If they are used on a regular basis this could encourage scar tissue to form, because the acid softens the corn itself and surrounding tissue, these plasters may reduce some pressure pain but will not necessarily getting rid of the corn itself, once and for all. Again, if the person is a diabetic it would not be recommended to use these plasters as the broken skin caused by the acid in the plasters, could lead to a septic infection.
Further Assistance/Options Available: in addition to treating the medical side of Chiropody, a person may also require the assessment of their gait as well as the bio-mechanical workings of their lower limb. As previously mentioned, corns as well as in-growing toe nails are can be caused due to pressure being exerted to areas of the foot that are subject to when the foot contacts with the ground in an abnormal way. Assessing and providing prescription made Orthotics (insoles) not only reduces the pressures but also realigns the lower limb by making the muscles pull the bones at the right time thus reducing wear and tear on the ankle, knee and hip joints.
Jennifer Coates (HPC regd / M.S.S.Ch A. Dip Bmec) is a Preferred Partner of “medilink”, offering a full range of Chiropodist / Podiatrist services. For more information on Jennifer Coates or any of our other Preferred Partners please call “medilink” on 952 93 38 76.
… Fashion by Ann French of WeDoBling.com In February this year, Seville was host to the 18th SIMOF event - the largest showcase of flamenco fashion. More than 25 designers showcased around 1200 outfits along with accessories including flowers, shawls, shoes, and necklaces. More than 55,000 people attended, acknowledging flamenco fashion, individuals and crafts. The Young Designers Competition was won by Gitano from Sevilla, for his collection “Indianas” and a Special Mention Award went to Alicia Nunez Caceres for the collection “De la Corte a la Feria”. There were too many designers for me to go through individually but as usual all the dresses were simply fantastic and in every colour of the rainbow including quite a lot of black. From nudes through pastels to the more vibrant colours, there was something for everyone. Some designers favoured lightweight fabrics allowing flexibility and movement. Lots of frills, ruffles and tassels and all figure hugging. Some collections included mini or shorter skirted versions for the younger women. Another collection was an acknowledgement to the world of bullfighting, fusing flamenco and bullfighting, resulting in many styles, rich patterns and colours such as white and black and a range of red and blues. To see all the designers and their wonderful creations take a look at www.deflamenco.com/galeria/simof....... So what will you be wearing to this year’s feria? There are several shops nearby selling beautiful feria dresses. Or why not visit your local charity shop or dress agency for inspiration? Or how about revamping one of your existing dressesand or skirt?
Add to this a flower in your hair, a necklace, some large earrings and high heels and you are all set! Whatever you decide to wear to this years feria, make a fashion statement and have a ball! Visit www.wedobling.com. See a range of our jewellery, keyfinders and handbag hangers in either A.I.D. or The Wardrobe, Alhaurin el Grande or CHAIN, La Trocha, Coin.
See you next month….. Ann Photography by Rafael Manjavacas/ Deflamenco.com
Honouring those who improve the species.... by accidently removing themselves from it! or almost!
'Serpent-Handling' West Virginia Pastor Dies From Snake Bite May , 2012 A "serpent-handling" West Virginia pastor died after his rattlesnake bit him during a church ritual, just as the man had apparently watched a snake kill his father years before. Pentecostal pastor Mark Wolford, 44, hosted an outdoor service at the Panther Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia Sunday, which he touted on his Facebook page prior to the event. "I am looking for a great time this Sunday," Wolford wrote May 22, according to the Washington Post. "It is going to be a homecoming like the old days. Good 'ole raised in the holler or mountain ridge running, Holy Ghost-filled speaking-in-tongues sign believers." Robin Vanover, Wolford's sister, told the Washington Post that 30 minutes into the outdoor service, Wolford passed around a poisonous timber rattlesnake, which eventually bit him.
"He laid it on the ground," Vanover said in the interview, "and he sat down next to the snake, and it bit him on the thigh." Vanover said Wolford was then transported to a family member's home in Bluefield about 80 miles away to recover. But as the situation worsened, he was taken to a hospital where he later died. Officials at the Panther Wildlife Management Area had been unaware of the event until they were notified by callers after the service. "We did not know that this event was happening, and if we had known about it or if we had been asked for permission, it would not have been granted," Hoy Murphy, public information officer for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, told ABC News. Hoy said West Virginia state park rules prohibit animals other than dogs and cats on the property. While snake-handling is legal in West Virginia, other Appalachian states, some have banned the practice in public spaces. Snake-handlers point to scripture as evidence that God calls them to engage in such a practice to show their faith in him. Wolford said watched his own father die at the age of 39 after a rattlesnake bit him during a similar service. "He lived 101/2 hours," Wolford told the Washington Post Magazine. "When he got bit, he said he wanted to die in the church.
Civil litigation case study:
‘Liability for damage caused by hunting dogs’ By Javier Florido Martin, Lawyer with De Cotta Law.In many areas of our province rural properties are located in, or close to, areas reserved for hunting (Cotos or Reservas de Caza). It is fairly normal in Spain that hunters are accompanied by their own dogs, but these dogs can sometimes cause damage to neighbouring properties.Spanish law dictates that hunters must be licensed with the local authority and if they hunt with dogs, they must take out an insurance policy for Civil Liability. Therefore damage caused by hunting dogs or other animals are one of the few cases of strict liability under the eyes of the law, so that compensation is virtually automatic unless it is proven that the other party, the victim, was to blame.Recently, De Cotta Law successfully defended a client who suffered damage by hunting dogs. The victim owned a house near a hunting reserve, and his property is used for the breeding of parrots and other exotic birds. It was on one occasion that the owner returned to his property to find that several birds had been attacked by dogs, resulting in the serious injury and death of many of them. However, the local ‘Guardia Civil’ were able to locate and apprehend the owners of the dogs and therefore a case was brought against the hunters.In court, De Cotta Law successfully acted for the breeder of the exotic birds and was able to secure compensation of some 6,000 euro; which was paid by the insurance company of the hunting dog owners.
iThis is an interesting case as it is clearly underlines that dog owners should be aware that they are liable for the damage their animals cause, and that they must have adequate insurance cover. In addition the case also shows that if one suffers damage or loss caused by a dog or other animal, there is the opportunity to seek financial compensation. If you would like to know more about seeking compensation or civil litigation, please contact Javier Florido Martin at De Cotta Law:
Chamelions Chameleons need very little introduction they are instantly recognisable by both their appearance and their behaviour. All members of the genus Chamaeleo (the only one which occurs in Europe) have laterally compressed bodies, a coiled, prehensile tail - like that of a monkey, allowing them to use it as a fifth limb to grasp branches) a very prominent head with usually some sort of adornment in the form of a casque or horns, fused eyelids that cover eyes which can move independently of each other, and feet with fused fingers and toes, essentially making the normally five digits of most lizards into two rather thick ones that form a pincer shape ideal for grasping and walking along branches. The tongue is specially adapted for catching insect prey at long range, being coiled up inside the mouth like a huge spring with an enlarged sticky end. Chameleons invariably stalk very slowly through vegetation (usually in the trees, although they do descend to the ground), focus on the target prey and shoot the tongue out at it and equally quickly withdraw it back with the prey stuck on the end. Although chameleons are renowned for changing colour, this is in fact more a reflection of their mood, communication to other chameleons or body temperature than any conscious attempt at camouflage. As a rule these are not social animals even by the standards of reptiles, adults tending to avoid one another. Males have their own territories that often include females and defend these spaces fairly vigorously.C. chamaeleon is a medium-sized chameleon with a total length of about 30cm/12â€?, of which somewhat less than half of this is the tail. The head is distinguished by a crest or casque on the top that curves backwards and a flap-like lobe on either side of the head. The normal ground colour is a grass green, but this can change to blackish, brown, grey or white, sometimes with orange spots or a broken white line along the side. Individuals spotted at night are often very pale. They are daytime animals, being most active in the morning and afternoon.
The species is found in the southern coastal areas of Spain and Portugal, including the Algarve, MĂĄlaga, Cadiz, Huelva and AlmerĂa. It can also be found on coastal dunes as well as bushes and in pine and eucalyptus woods. In Iberia it prefers low altitudes, up to 800m, but in North Africa can be found in the Atlas mountains about twice as high up.Although there are no scientifically recognised variations in the Iberian populations at any rate, one authority noted that Iberian and North African populations tend to have a shorter tail and a lower casque on the head of the male.The Mediterranean or "Common" Chameleon's diet consists of various insects such as grasshoppers and crickets, flies, butterflies and moths, but they sometimes take small lizards or nestling birds. Chameleons in general are known to be fairly fussy about having a varied diet in contrast to most lizards which will happily thrive on one or two staple items if necessary. The breeding season is later in the year than for most reptiles, during August and September males become notably aggressive towards one another, displaying their colours (often a deep green with black spots), puffing out their throats and gaping. Females are also displayed to. Mating lasts about 15 minutes and normally takes place twice daily over a two week period. After 50-60 days the female digs a hole 1520cm deep and lays about 30 eggs. Incubation lasts no less than 8-9 months, so that eggs laid in one year do not hatch until July or August of the next. Reproduction is a strain on the female, nearly half dying after their first clutch, but chameleons in general are considered short-lived creatures with lives of just a few years. Although people understandably find chameleons fascinating creatures, these lizards are also much harder to maintain in captivity than most others.While some lizard species are active all year round in the chameleon's range, the chameleon itself has a period of winter inactivity from December to March, during which it normally buries itself or hides beneath rocks.The chameleon in Iberia has, unfortunately, many factors conspiring against its future survival. Partly, the very slow gait of this lizard makes it easy prey for domestic cats, road traffic and bush fires. Habitat loss due to housing projects, golf courses and road building has fragmented populations especially along the coastal areas of the south. There are also natural predators such as the Montpellier snake and the Montagu's harrier.
Capricorn 22nd December – 20th January TWO OF CUPS:A partnership, romantic or business depending on the circumstances is just beginning. A relationship could become a love affair and in work related matters a long standing friendship and signing of contracts for the mutual benefit of both can be instigated. Aquarius 21st January – 18th February TEN OF CUPS. All that you desire is coming to you, permanent ongoing contentment, not withstanding any challenges that life throws at you. By loving another person you open your heart to loving life itself. Your life has meaning and a purpose and a lighter brighter world appears in front of you. Pisces 19th February. – 20th March FOUR OF CUPS. Emotional dissatisfaction, boredom and depression within your relationship, this can lead to a long-standing unexpressed resentment. Divine discontment, a feeling of being letdown or cheated. You could be growing apart and not willing to retrieve what looks like the remains of a love affair that has reached its natural ending. A new pleasant relationship is coming, could be a love affair it all depends on your mutual interests and attraction. Aries 21st March – 20th April. THE MOON. A time of confusion, anxiety and uncertainty which could be for one month, 9 months or 2 years.You could be living a life based on illusion, your imagination runs away with you. Nothing seems as it should be. Avoid making too many definite plans. Deception,lies and frustration meet you on every corner. Rely on your intuition more and more. Don't try to reason anything out now.
Taurus 21st April – 21st May EIGHT OF SWORDS. You are paralysed with fear as you realise your part in creating the mess you find yourself in. The consequences of your choices will not give you a way out. You must accept responsibility, understand what you want and then act, there is no turning back, Step 1, confrontation, Step 2, solution, the only one possible. Gemini 22nd May – June 21st NINE OF PENTACLES. Money and success are just around the corner. Home improvements or new furniture could be purchased this month. Domestic matters are harmonious now. You have achieved much and it is permanent and cannot be taken away from you. You know this deep within. Challenges have been met and overcome. . Cancer 22nd June – 22nd July TEN OF WANDS. Added responsibility is coming to you. You feel the need to move house, change your job or even the town or country you are living in. You are bored and depressed and need a change of scenery. All will go well. Your creativity and ideas will be refreshed and you will have a new lease of life. Leo 23rd July – 23rd August KING OF CUPS.What an affectionate man, he seems to be successful and happy in his love relationships, can be moody and sensitive too. If a woman reader then this is your lover or husband, for a man, a male figure in your life compassionate and with empathy, yet cannot heal his own hurt and has his heart broken numerous times.
Virgo 24th August â€“ 22nd September FIVE OF CUPS. The Happy ending to a love affair, marriage with a monetary gain. If unattached now the relationship coming up will be one of reciprocated love. Also the arrival of much wanted and awaited news regarding a property deal.
Libra 23rd September â€“ 22nd October THE HIEROPHANT. Time to pray constructively and have faith that they will be answered. Divine inspiration and intervention. Ask that you will be given a solution and you will receive a flash of inspiration, which is the only possible outcome to your problem. Understanding comes with the realisation that you can develop your own latent abilities that lie within you. Do not be afraid to use these powers to help yourself.
Scorpio 23rd October - 22nd November THREE OF CUPS: Success, celebrations, always pleasant and entertaining. Emotional fulfilment and the completion of the initial attraction. Bliss and contentment, relaxation and fun. Savour these precious moments together.
Sagittarius 23rd November - 22nd December SIX OF PENTACLES. Money coming has to be shared out soon as a result of inheritance or winnings as these are unearned funds arriving. Good luck and benevolent times that were not planned for. A new cycle is beginning heralded by one of the strokes of good fortune which show themselves to you when you display kindness and generosity to another. Your faith in life is regained.
A Taste Of Cornwall On The Costa
Kevin Hanley, after years of selling genuine handmade Cornish pasties “upcountry” in the UK and Ireland, has now taken semiretirement, moving to the beautiful coastline of the Costa del Sol. Known as “The Pastyman,” Kevin was the first person to sell Cornish pasties outside the county when he opened his first shop in Oxford in 1996. In true “Kernow” spirit, he took pasties to Dublin, opening four shops.
Now, despite being semi-retired, he can’t resist the urge to bring his favourite food to our shores here in Spain.
He supplies this original product to bars, restaurants and pubs along the coast. This authentic pasty is hand-crimped and handmade in Cornwall, blast frozen then shipped here.
Kevin supports customers with his knowledge and passion for pasties, finding that the Cornish season and the one here on the coast are very similar. He assists his customers in marketing this exciting addition to their menu: and helps to promote themed “pasty nights” (including Jethro-style pub quizzes!) Alternatively, how about baking them from an oven near the door: where aromas can catch “beach bound” holidaymakers – who can’t resist a pasty for lunch?
Kevin says: “It’s going really well for us so far. We’ve enjoyed the welcome that we’ve received — so much so that the idea of semi-retirement is slowly fading!”
1. At the outbreak of World War I, who was the British Prime Minister? 2. In which year did Hitler become chancellor of Germany? 3. Which daughter of Zeus was the cause of the Trojan War? 4. Which band had a hit in 1986 with 'Sometimes'? 5. Which pair pleaded 'Don't Stay Awar Too Long'? In 1974? 6. What was the title of the Pet Shop Boys second UK number one? 7. Who wrote The Sound of Music? 8. What is the small town in which called in which Clark Kent grew up? 9. Which very popular animated series has characters called Dizzy, Scoop and Muck? 10. In which year was Nato formed? 11. In which city are the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund? : 12. How many stars are on the European Union flag? 13. Which current premier league football team had an obsolete nickname of the Glaziers? 14. Which girl duo got to number five in the charts in 1984 with 'Since Yesterday'? 15. What was Peter and Gordon's follow-up to 'A World Without Love'? 16. With whom did Elton John release a live version of 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me'? in 1991? 17. Which actor was reported of having been the target of an Al-Queada kidnap plot in 2001? 18. What is Ozzy Osborne' real first name? 19. Which actor played the 8th Doctor Who in a one-off TV Movie made by America in 1996? 20. What is the name of the cross eyed lion in "Daktari"?
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Salary disparity A mechanic was removing a cylinder-head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a well-known cardiologist in his shop. The cardiologist was there waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his bike when the mechanic shouted across the garage. “Hey, Doc, want to take a look at this?” The cardiologist, a bit surprised, walked over to where the mechanic was working on the motorcycle. The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, “So Doc, look at this engine. I open its heart, take the valves out, repair any damage, and then put them back in, and when I finish, it works just like new. So how come I make $39,675 a year and you get the really big bucks, $1,000,000
or more, when you and I are doing basically the same work?” The cardiologist paused, smiled and leaned over, then whispered to the mechanic…..
“Try doing it with the engine running.” Thank you This letter was sent to the Kirkcaldy High School Principal's office after the school had sponsored a luncheon for seniors.An elderly lady received a new radio at the lunch as a door raffle prize and was writing to say thank you. Dear Kirkcaldy High School , God bless you for the beautiful radio I won at your recent Senior Citizens luncheon. I am 87 years old and live at the Raith home for the Aged. All of my family has passed away so I am all alone. I want to thank you for the
kindness you have shown to a forgotten old lady. My roommate is 95 and has always had her own radio; but, she would never let me listen to it. She said it belonged to her long dead husband, and understandably, wanted to keep it safe. The other day her radio fell off the nightstand and broke into a dozen pieces. It was awful and she was in tears. She asked if she could listen to mine, and I was overjoyed that I could tell her to f@ck off. Thank you for that wonderful opportunity. God bless you all. Sincerely, They sent my income tax return form back to me! In response to question 4, "Do you have any dependants?" I replied "2.1 million illegal immigrants, 1.1 million crack heads, 4.4 million unemployable people, 901 thousand people in over 85 prisons, and 650 idiots in Parliament. "Apparently, this was NOT an acceptable answer. Who did I miss out?
Seniors Travel A Travel Agent looked up from his desk to see an old lady and an old gentleman peering in the shop window at the posters showing the glamorous destinations around the world. The agent had a good week and the dejected couple looking in the window gave him a rare feeling of generosity. He called them into his shop, 'I know that on your pension you could never hope to have a holiday,so I am sending you off to a fabulous resort at my expense, and I won't take no for an answer.' He took them inside and asked his secretary to write two flight tickets and book a room in a five star hotel. Then, as can be expected, they gladly accepted, and were off! About a month later the little old lady came in to his shop. 'And how did you like your holiday?' he asked eagerly. 'The flight was exciting and the room was lovely,' she said. 'I've come to thank you, but one thing puzzled me. Who was that old bugger I had to share the room with?
persevered and have recently been support to UB40. Can’t wait for the new album which is being recorded as I type. Occasionally you get those moments when an ambition is realised…… well that happened to me this month when we managed to get an interview with Kenny Rogers. Yes that Kenny Rogers of The Gambler, Ruby, Lucille Oh yes and of course Islands in the Stream fame plus many other classic songs. Kenny is still very much involved in music and has just released a new album, The Love of God which is an inspirational collection of classic songs that he remembers from his childhood, along with new recordings of contemporary songs. The album, although a collection of inspirational songs, is not a religious album in fact, as Kenny said to me in our chat, he does not regard himself as being particularly religious and the album will most definitely appeal to his many country fans as well as more main stream listeners.
As we chatted it was very easy to become as relaxed as Kenny , he really is that laid back yet still full of enthusiasm for life, his music and the future with a world tour and a few special festival events planned for later this year. I did ask Kenny about retirement…. his reply “as long as there is an audience he will be on stage to perform”. Yes a real pleasure that one and if you are a country fan get yourself a copy of that album one of the best tracks for me - Will the Circle be Unbroken - track that had been recorded before but given a slightly new twist.
On to other stuff and a couple new artists to keep an ear open for Franco and the Dreadnought ( which is a Guitar - not a band) who is a rather special singer/songwriter from the UK who has a amazing habit of packing the Dreadnought and going off on tour at the drop of a hat. He struck me, in the interview, as being a bit of a 21st century wandering minstrel - great music and a great bloke to chat with.
Another new name, to me anyway, is the Fuse with lead singer Alex Lato. The band was so highly thought of that a couple of years ago they were flown out to the USA to sign a recording contract only for the record company to have its funding frozen by its parent company. This left the boys stranded in America with them having to find their own fares home. Undaunted they
You should also have a listen out for the Amazing Victoria Wilson James one time vocalist with Soul 11 Soul and the Shamen, she has a brand new project under way with the first track on release being a reworking of Malcolm Maclaren’s Deep in Vogue ( the track that was the inspiration for Madona’s Vogue) Ms Wilson James is gearing up to release a brand new solo teaser called 'Increase The Pressure’, hot on the heels of her No 1 Billboard smash hit 'Need Someone' with Ralph Falcon. Can’t wait for that to arrive on the decks or maybe that should be computer. Well there you a few new bitz and pieces to hopefully keep you amused Enjoy the sunshine and remember we are always with you on the radio 96.1 - on the Computer heartfmspain.com and now on i-tunes - Lee Jay
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