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Hospital removes eel from man's bum A man sought emergency treatment at a hospital in Auckland this week with an eel stuck up his bottom. The unnamed individual presented himself at the A&E department at Auckland City Hospital to explain his embarrassing problem. It is believed the patient was sent for X-rays and a scan, which showed there was an eel lodged inside him. "The eel was about the size of a decent sprig of asparagus and the incident is the talk of the place," a hospital source said. "Doctors and nurses have come across people with strange objects that have got stuck where they shouldn't be before, but an eel has to be a first." It is unclear how the eel managed to be trapped inside the man. It is believed medics successfully removed it and the man was later discharged.

A hospital spokesman last night confirmed the bizarre incident had taken place. "In response to a direct query from the Herald on Sunday, we can confirm that an adult male presented at Auckland City Hospital this week with an eel inside him," Matt Rogers, spokesman for Auckland District Health Board, said. He added: "No further comment will be made out of respect for the patient's right to privacy." According to the Department of Conservation website, there are two main types of eel found in New Zealand - the shortfin and the longfin. Eels migrate up streams as elvers to find suitable adult habitat. After many years they migrate to the Pacific Ocean to breed and die. Eels are secretive, nocturnal and prefer habitats with plenty of cover. They hunt by smell rather than sight. Bugs to die for? Edward Archbold, 32, visited a Deerfield Beach, Fla., reptile store to help a friend win a $700 Ivory Ball python. All he had to do was eat more bugs than anyone else in 4 minutes -- without vomiting. Archbold downed over 20 discoid roaches and horn worms, beating out the next contender by one bug and winning the snake. Before he could collect the python, though, he started vomiting and then collapsed outside the store. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Store owner Ben Siegel said he believes Archbold had an allergic reaction, and insisted the bugs are safe to eat. Discoid roaches, Siegel said, are "eaten by people all over the world." The roaches were domestically raised. "They're clean -- raised for exotic pet feed," he said. "It's nothing but pure, clean protein." The python Archbold won will be given to his estate. (MS/Miami Herald) ...Along with all the bugs it can eat.

Travel Insurance & emergency assistance

Most of us can expect a trouble free holiday, but what happens you have an accident or become unwell?

Many people unwisely rely on an EHIC alone whilst travelling in Europe believing that it will take care of everything, but the reality can be very different. A spokesperson for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has recently said “we remain very concerned at the number of people travelling without comprehensive travel insurance and then ending up severely out of pocket�

The very high cost of medical treatment in USA, Canada, Caribbean and Japan is widely known, but there are also concerns about some excessively high costs for medical treatment in Bulgaria, Egypt, Spain, Turkey and parts of Africa, where evidence of overcharging, over

treatment and even fraud by certain clinics have been reported. One unlucky traveller in Turkey was talked into extremely risky heart surgery when it would have been far safer for him to have been repatriated to receive treatment. In his home country.

If you have a decent comprehensive travel insurance policy, you should have access to 24 hour multi lingual assistance. In the event of illness or injury, you or your travelling companion should call them immediately, or ask the hospital staff to call them. The assistance provider will agree treatment, arrange direct payment and also, they will help to organise any necessary additional travel and accommodation expenses of your travelling companion and repatriation of you and your companion once you are fit enough to travel. It is important that you do your utmost to avoid paying for treatment yourself with the possible exception of very minor ailments.

Every policyholder of Globelink Travel Insurance is issued with a credit card sized emergency Assistance document to carry with them whilst they are travelling. This gives them peace of mind in knowing that wherever they

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25% increase in “Grey Gappers�. Over the lat 18 months we have seen a 25% increase in the number of over 55s going abroad for an extended period. Australia and New Zealand are at the top of the most popular destinations for trips of between 3 and 6 months, this is followed by India, USA and Thailand.

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By Jan Morley

Christmas may not be on your mind at the moment, but it’s the perfect time to begin with the making of a Christmas Cake. If you’ve never made one before, it’s easy, just one of those cakes where everything is thrown into a bowl and mixed together – the only thing you need is time to feed it, and these cakes certainly get thirsty around this time of year! The aroma of this cake baking is truly wonderful Time to get the sherry bottle out ! Ingredients 125g glace cherries, chopped 100g dried apricots, chopped 200g currants 200g sultanas 200g raisins 75g dried pineapple 100g dried cherries 150ml sherry, brandy, rum or brewed tea zest and juice of 1 orange and 1 lemon 250g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 250g dark brown sugar 2tsp vanilla extract 4 large eggs 200g plain flour 2tsp mixed spice 50g flaked almonds 50g chopped brazilnuts Method • Place the dried fruit, alcohol or tea, zest and juice into a large bowl. • Leave overnight to absorb all the liquids ,stir occasionally. • Heat oven to 160°C/325°F. Butter and double-line a deep cake tin(20cm round, or 18cm square) with enough baking parchment to extend about 3cm over the top of the tin. • Mix well, cover and leave overnight • Wrap the outside of the tin with a few sheets of brown paper, secure with string, to protect the cake from burning whilst baking • In a clean bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy then beat in the eggs, one at a time. • Stir in the sieved flour and mixed spice, soaked fruit and liquid and nuts. Mix together well. • Transfer to the cake tin and use a spoon to make a slight dent in the centre of the surface.

• Bake for 90 minutes at 160 degC/325F,and then reduce oven temperature to 140°/275°F. • Loosely cover the top of the tin with foil or baking parchment and bake for another45-60 minutes until a skewer poked into the middle comes out clean. Cool in the tin then remove and wrap in baking parchment. • Store in an airtight container in a cooldark place for up to 6 months. Every couple of weeks, feed your cake with a syringe, or by piercing with a skewer and drizzling over a little more alcohol or tea. • Decorate up to a week before eating • For really simple decoration, warm a little sieved apricot jam and brush it over the cake before topping with rolled-out Ready to Roll Marzipan. Roll out some Ready to Roll White Icing ,and then roll with a Pattern Pin before transferring


Jamaica Area: 10,990 sq km (4,240 sq mi) Population: 2.8 million Capital: Kingston Language: English Currency: Jamaican Dollar Jamaica, officially Commonwealth of Jamaica, is the 4th largest island nation of the Greater Antilles. It is situated in the Caribbean Sea. Jamaica is the 5th largest island country in the Caribbean. The indigenous Arawakan-speaking TaĂ­no name for the island was Xaymaca, meaning the "Land of Wood and Water" or the "Land of Springs". Once Spanish known as Santiago, it became an English, and later British, colony in 1655 under the name Jamaica. It achieved full independence from the United Kingdom on August 6, 1962. Prehistory The Arawak and Taino indigenous people, originating in South America, settled on the island between 4000 and 1000 BC. Christopher Columbus claimed Jamaica for Spain after landing there in 1494 and his probable landing point was Dry Harbour, now called Discovery Bay.

When he arrived, there were over 200 villages ruled by caciques (chiefs of villages). The south coast of Jamaica was the most populated, especially around the area now known as Old Harbour. One mile west of St. Ann's Bay is the site of the first Spanish settlement on the island, Sevilla, which was established in 1509 and abandoned around 1524 because it was deemed unhealthy. The capital was moved to Spanish Town, then called "St. Jago de la Vega", around 1534 and is located in present day St. Catherine. British rule Out of all the British colonies in the Caribbean, Spanish Town has the oldest cathedral. The Spanish were forcibly evicted by the English at Ocho Rios in St. Ann. In 1655 the English, led by Sir William Penn and General Robert Venables, took over the last Spanish fort in Jamaica. The name of Montego Bay, the capital of the parish of St. James, was derived from the Spanish name manteca bahĂ­a (or Bay of Lard) for the large quantity of boar used for the lard-making industry. France outlawed Jews in their country in 1394. By 1660, Jamaica had become a refuge for Jews. A settlement arrived in 1510, Primarily merchants and traders, the Jewish community was forced to live a clandestine life, calling themselves "Portugals". After the British took over rule of Jamaica, the Jews felt that the best defence

against Spanish threat would be to make the colony a base for Caribbean pirates.With the pirates installed in its main port, Port Royal, the Spanish would be deterred form carrying out an attack. The British leaders were convinced of the viability of this strategy to forestall Henry Morgan, Privateer outside aggression. When the English captured Jamaica in 1655 the Spanish colonists fled after freeing their slaves. The slaves fled into the mountains, joining those who had previously escaped from the Spanish to live with the TaĂ­nos. These runaway slaves, known as the Jamaican Maroons, fought the British during the 18th century. The name is still used today for their modern descendants. During the long years of slavery Maroons established free communities in the mountains maintaining their freedom and independence for generations. During its first 200 years of British rule, Jamaica became one of the world's leading sugarexporting, slave-dependent nations, producing more than 77,000 tons annually . After the abolition of the slave trade in 1807, the British imported Indian & Chinese workers as indentured servants to supplement the labour pool. Descendants of these servants reside in Jamaica today.

By the beginning of the 19th century, Jamaica's heavy reliance on slavery resulted in blacks outnumbering whites by a ratio of almost 20:1. Even though England had outlawed the importation of slaves, some were still smuggled in. The British government drew up laws regimenting the abolition of slavery, including instructions for the improvement of the slaves' way of life. Including a ban of the use of whips in the field, the flogging of women, that slaves were to be allowed religious instruction, that slaves be given an extra free day during the week when they could sell their produce as well as a ban on Sunday markets. In Jamaica these measures were resisted by the House of Assembly. They claimed that the slaves were content, although many slave owners feared revolts. Following a series of rebellions and changing attitudes in Great Britain, the nation formally abolished slavery in 1834. Ethnic origins According to the 2001 census, the majority of Jamaica's population is of African descent. The most common ethnic groups among all Africans taken to Jamaica were the Akan from present-day Ghana and the Igbo from present-day Nigeria. Multiracial Jamaicans form the 2nd largest racial group many of whom also have some Irish ancestry although most mixed-race people on the island self-report simply as "Jamaican".

Preston Upset over Chantelle split “It was horrible for me to see Chantelle Houghton so upset after Alex Reid split “ said Preston Chantelle's ex-husband still cares about her Comments Preston married Chantelle Houghton in 2006 He is worried about how his ex-wife Chantelle Houghton is dealing with her split from fiancé Alex Reid. The Celebrity Big Brother star - who was married to Chantelle, 29, for a year after meeting her on the show in 2006 - hates seeing her so upset. 'I know her so well and because I care for her, it was really horrible for me that it was horrible for her,' says Preston, 30. 'I know how difficult a relationship in the spotlight can be because it happened to us. I felt really, really bad for her.' Preston thinks Chantelle and Alex, 37, were an 'absolute clash of personalities' and he's sure she'll one day settle down with someone who isn't in the public eye. He says his ex has a 'good support unit' and that with their help she and 4-month-old daughter Dolly will make it through this tough time. 'She's so strong,' says Preston. 'I think anyone else in that situation would have been absolutely broken by it but I think she uses the interviews and her column as a kind of weird public therapy.' Cheryl Cole Gets friends thumbs up Kimberley Walsh has told Cheryl Cole that she approves of her new boyfriend Tre Holloway. The singer met up with Tre, 28, to make sure he's good enough for her Girls Aloud band mate - and it seems he managed to impress her. 'He's a really lovely guy,' Kimberley, 30, tells Look. Kimberley and Cheryl, 29, have been close friends since meeting on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 and have both been Tweeting their excitement about Girls Aloud's upcoming reunion tour. Cheryl has also been supporting Kimberley while she competes in BBC1 show Strictly Come Dancing. Josie Gibson: I can't stand my new boobs! Josie Gibson is feeling fantastic - she's dropped 5 dress sizes. 'Now I'm nearly at my target weight, it feels like I've been given a clean slate,' Josie, 27, tells us. When I won Big Brother in 2010, I was a size 20

- now I can squeeze into a 10. 'It's been a right journey! I keep forgetting I'm not a big girl any more, though. 'When I go shopping, I absent-mindedly grab a size 18. 'It's only when I get to the till that I remember I'm literally half the Gibbo I was. 'Although I'm happy with my bod, I can't stand my new boobs. 'I used to be a D but now I'm a B minus. 'They're like two fried eggs - but Lukey can't get enough of them. 'With my weight falling off, he says it's like going to bed with a new bird every night. 'Besides, he's more of a booty boy - as long as I've got an arse he can grab, Lukey won't mind my rack shrinking.' Mila not expecting Mila Kunis has rubbished rumours that she's expecting her first child with boyfriend Ashton Kutcher. The actress was rumoured to be pregnant after she was photographed with a rounder-looking tummy during a stroll with Ashton, 34, in LA over the weekend. 'She is not expecting,' says a representative for Mila. The couple met on the set of That '70s Show in the late 1990s but didn't get together until after Ashton split from wife Demi Moore last year. Ashton is reportedly keen to start a family with Mila, 29, but she wants to wait until his divorce from Demi, 49, is finalised.

Cucumbers 1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber Contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. 2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours. 3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance. 4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin, your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber React with the aluminium to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area. 5 Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up. The outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!! 6.. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!! 7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have beenUsed for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick Meals to thwart off starvation. 8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have Enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, itsChemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also Repels water.

9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone! 10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up An entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new Mothers and college students during final exams. 11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints? Take a Slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds To eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth Responsible for causing bad breath. 12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a Slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it removeYears of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won't leave streaks and won't harmYou fingers or fingernails while you clean.

Alexis Araujo Spanish Karting Champion The International Circuit of Motorland (Aragon) was the scene for the Spanish Karting Championship the 7th of October. The prestigious Rotax Championship was to crown this years Spanish Champions and Spains representatives to the World Final 2012. Alexis Araujo, the local pilot from Fuengirola having been preparing 3 months for the event had a mixed weekend, but ending with the result he needed. In initial free practice he had been comfortably quickest, but come race weekend the gremlins set in causing problems with the race engines. In timed practice, Alexis grabbed pole position, by only 2 thousands of a second, to start on the front row for the pre-final. The first of the races, the pre-final, he came over the finishing line first by only 4 tenths of a second. The Final proved harder. Slipping back to 4th place at the start he recovered quickly to take back 1st position and holding it for the 15 laps to take the chequered flag as the winner, with just 2 tenths of a second over his pursuer. The win regaining him the title he wom in 2012 in the junior class and also a place to the World Finals in Portugal in December. The 16 year old double Spanish Champion is still looking for sponsors to help for the coming year, to race in Europe.

Watchmakers - Age Care needs a ’Second Hand’! People are very generous and willing to donate items to our Age Care Charity Shop in El Zoco, Calahonda, amongst these are many watches. However, a few need some TLC. Too much time on your hands? Can you help? Age Care Association, a registered charity helping elderly people, is looking for someone interested in supporting the community by giving their time and expertise. Some of these watches need to be valued and, if appropriate, repaired. Then we can sell them to raise more funds to help those in need! If you can help, please contact Beverley Morland,

Manager of the Charity Shop on tel: 675 874 308 or pop into the shop which is open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm or on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. Don’t waste time, help make a difference, get in touch now! Mijas lawn bowls Silver Jubilee Last month was a big month for Mijas Lawn Bowls Club in Fuengirola. Members of the club were joined by friends from all of the other bowling clubs on the Costa del Sol to help celebrate 25 years of bowling on the Costa. Mijas played host to four members from all the nine clubs in the area including their Captains. On arrival everyone received a Mijas Bowls Jubilee Pen. The celebrations then commenced with all of the guests and members being greeted by Mijas Captain Barbara Land with coffee, bucks fizz and cava followed by three sessions of fun bowling games throughout the day. Lunch was provided by ladies from Mijas Bowls club and there were games and refreshments between the bowls sessions. The day ended with tea and a piece of Jubilee cake. Winners were Pam Cole, Tim Knight, Wendy Nagle and Reg Goode.

Coin RBLgoes exploring in la Serrana de Ronda On Saturday the 20th of October an intrepid group of explorers from the Coin Branch of the Royal British Legion took a coach trip to the historic town of Jimena de la Frontera in Cadiz province. It was a beautiful day and feeling especially intrepid the fearless leader, Jim Cross, decided to treat the group to a picturesque tour of the Paraje Natural Los Reales de Sierra Permeja just north of Estepona. The highlight of this detour was a walk through the beautiful village of Genalguacil. The tour started in Lamilla Street where there are outstanding views of the Genal valley. It was obvious from the beginning that this place is an outdoor museum with many works of art of astonishing quality exhibited in various spots across the village. One of the highlights of the artwork is an exhibition of faces carved into the trunk of a tree at the entrance to the village. After the walk through Genalguacil the group boarded the bus for an amazing drive through the Serrania de Ronda to the famous town of Jimena de la Frontera. This gem of a village has a fairly checkered historical past, having been inhabited at various times by the Iberians, Phoenicians and Carthaginians as well as by the Romans, who made good use of the rich metal deposits found there. With a present population of just over 9,000 inhabitants (some 1,000 of whom are foreign residents - many British), its narrow cobbled streets and white washed Andalusian houses, it certainly retains its village ambience and was a delight to visit.

Spanish Powers of Attorney Jon Sutton, Lawyer at De Cotta Law What is a Power of Attorney? It is a legal document that appoints someone to undertake actions and execute documents on your behalf. Can I grant a Power of Attorney to my spouse or partner for Spanish assets? Granting a power of attorney can be a practical solution where a spouse or civil partner works abroad and only one of the couple can attend in person when buying or selling property. Equally you may not be available in Spain to undertake all the legal work and to sign documents when dealing with property or assets in Spain.

In Spain a Power of Attorney must be signed before a notary public. The document can be executed in Spain or in England. The Spanish formalities for a power of attorney are dealt with under the notarial rules and their use is strictly governed by the Spanish Civil Code. The Spanish Civil Code has strict rules on the use of powers of attorney. These include the obligation to only use the power on the instructions of the donee; the obligation to ensure proper record keeping and the duty to the donee to act in the best interests of the person granting the power. Can a Power of attorney be misused It is important to know that a Spanish form power of attorney cannot be used if the granter loses mental capacity to make decisions about its use. Also it cannot be used after the death of the granter. The power can be specific to a particular act or more general with wide faculties to act. You may have heard stories of the misuse of powers of attorney by agents or others so you should ensure that you are advised of any acts being undertaken on your behalf. It is always best to provide written instructions and to ask to be informed in writing of anything being done on your behalf so that no misunderstandings can arise. For litigation purposes a very comprehensive power of attorney has to be granted to Spanish to Spanish lawyers – abogados – and court agents – procuradores – to present pleadings and pursue proceedings in the

Spanish courts. There are regional colleges of lawyers and procurators who regulate the profession. The colleges are responsible for deontologia – professional conduct rules which include rules on conflicts, ethics, obtaining instructions and pursuing matters with due diligence including reporting to the client.

Next time, we’ll discuss the use of a Lasting Power of Attorney for UK assets

De Cotta Law specialises in dealing with all aspects of Spanish Law for English speaking clients and international clients. Offices in Coín, Mijas-Cost/Calahonda, Tenerife & Nerja.

If you would like De Cotta Law to prepare an LPA for you or you wish to have a private consultation, please contact their MijasCosta/Calahonda office for a private consultation. Centro Comercial Valdepinos 1 y 3ªUrb. Calypso29649 Mijas Costa (Málaga) Tel. +34 952 931

Honouring those who improve the species... by accidently removing themselves from it! or almost!

Kodiak Alaska 2012 ( pending acceptace by Darwin ) Texting woman falls off cliff A woman is busily texting and tries to discard a cigarette butt in Kodiak, Alaska. There is a nearby cliff. The story does not end well. Technology has, sadly, forced us into new forms of behavior. Many of these involve the simultaneous performance of two very different acts. This is sometimes known as multi-tasking. This is sometimes over-taxing. Indeed, Maria Pestrikoff of Kodiak, Alaska, discovered the difficulties of attempting two unrelated acts and rather failed in the attempt. According to the Associated Press, her twin maneuver consisted of trying to toss a cigarette butt while texting. I suggest you don't try this at home -- or, for that matter, anywhere. However, Pestrikoff was trying it in her own home. In her garden, in fact. Her garden abuts a cliff that features a 60-foot drop. In attempting to multitask, Pestrikoff

seems to have lost her balance and her bearings, slipped on wet grass and plummeted over the cliff. She ended up mere feet from the tide and suffered multiple injuries. She is now recovering and was fortunate that a friend heard her screams. Pestrikoff is not the first -- nor will she be the last -- to text her way into trouble. Stop That Norwalk Ohio (Confirmed True by Darwin 2012) Authorities say a young driver from Norwalk, Ohio, who died in a traffic accident may have been stealing stop signs shortly before his death. The Norwalk Reflector reports that 19-year-old Tyller Myers was killed after he ran a stop sign in his Ford F-150 pickup truck and was struck by a tractor-trailer, according to police. And when police began investigating the accident, they found three stop signs inside Myers' truck, which Sgt. Jason Demuth said had been stolen from intersections along the route Myers had been traveling before his accident. While Myers was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, the driver of the tractortrailer, Kevin Heter, was flown to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Investigating Trooper Tim Hoffman said Myers was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.

Description Cockroaches are generally rather large insects. Most species are about the size of a thumbnail, but several species are bigger. The world's heaviest cockroach is the Australian giant burrowing cockroach, which can reach 9cm (3.5in) in length and weigh more than 30g (1.1oz). Comparable in size is the Central American giant cockroach Blaberus giganteus, which grows to a similar length but is not as heavy. Cockroaches have broad, flattened bodies and a relatively small heads. They are generalized insects, with few special adaptations, and may be among the most primitive living neopteran insects. The mouth parts are on the underside of the head and include generalised chewing mandibles. They have large compound eyes, two ocelli, and long, flexible, antennae. The first pair of wings (the tegmina) are tough and protective, lying as a shield on top of the membranous hind wings. All four wings have branching longitudinal veins, and multiple cross-veins. The legs are sturdy, with large coxae and five claws each. The abdomen has ten segments and several cerci. Eggs and egg capsules Female cockroaches are sometimes seen carrying egg cases on the end of their abdomens. The egg capsule may take more than five hours to lay and is initially bright white in colour. The eggs are hatched from the combined pressure of the hatchlings gulping air. The hatchlings are initially bright white nymphs and continue inflating themselves with air, becoming harder and darker within about four hours. Development from eggs to adults takes three to four months. Cockroaches live up to a year. The female may produce up to eight egg cases in a lifetime; in favourable conditions, she can produce 300 to 400 offspring. Other species of cockroaches, however, can produce an extremely high number of eggs in a lifetime; in some cases a female needs to be impregnated only once to be able to lay eggs for the rest of her life. Cockroaches live in a wide range of environments around the world. Pest species adapt readily to a variety of environments, but prefer warm conditions found within buildings. Many tropical species prefer even warmer environments and do not fare well in the average household.The spines on the legs were earlier considered to be sensory,

but observations of their locomotion on sand and wire meshes have demonstrated they help in locomotion on difficult terrain. Cockroaches leave chemical trails in their faeces, as well as emitting airborne pheromones for swarming and mating. These chemical trails transmit bacteria onto surfaces. Other cockroaches will follow these trails to discover sources of food and water, and also discover where other cockroaches are hiding. Research has shown group-based decision making. In a study where 50 cockroaches were placed in a dish with three shelters with a capacity for 40 insects in each, the insects arranged themselves in two shelters with 25 insects in each, leaving the third shelter empty. Cockroaches are mainly nocturnal and will run away when exposed to light. Hardiness Cockroaches are among the hardiest insects. Some species are capable of remaining active for a month without food and are able to survive on limited resources, such as the glue from the back of postage stamps. Some can go without air for 45 minutes. In one experiment, cockroaches were able to recover from being submerged underwater for half an hour. It is popularly suggested that cockroaches will "inherit the earth" if humanity destroys itself in a nuclear war. Cockroaches do indeed have a much higher radiation resistance than vertebrates, with the lethal dose perhaps six to 15 times that for humans. However, they are not exceptionally radiation-resistant compared to other insects, such as the fruit fly. The cockroach's ability to withstand radiation better than human beings can be explained through the cell cycle. Cells are most vulnerable to the effects of radiation when they are dividing. A cockroach's cells divide only once each time it molts, which is weekly at most in a juvenile roach. Since not all cockroaches would be moulting at the same time, many would be unaffected by an acute burst of radiation, but lingering radioactive fallout would still be harmful Role as pests Cockroaches are one of the most commonly noted household pest insects. They feed on human and pet food, and can leave an offensive odour. They can also passively transport microbes on their body surfaces including those that are potentially dangerous to humans, particularly in environments such as hospitals. Cockroaches have been shown to be linked with allergic reactions in humans. One of the proteins that triggers allergic reactions has been identified as tropomyosin. These allergens have also been found to be linked with asthma

Capricorn 22nd December - 20th January. This is a fantastic time, for learning, sharpening up on your skills, and for personal growth all this is about you bettering yourself, and bringing you some great opportunities for the long term future. Staying focused and being determined will get issues sorted out once and for all, this is no time to sweep issues under the carpet, if you have something you are bottling up, a problem, an issue, then it is time to open up and communicate with others to get this out of the way. Clearance of situations in any area of your life is essential for your own happiness and well- being.

Aquarius 21st January - 18th February. Seek and you will find the answers to your

questions and the meaning of life, sometimes the answers are not clear, so you need to dig a bit deeper, maybe do a bit of research, talk to others and get some advice, perhaps it is just a matter of you needing to take a step back, and seeing things from a different perspective to give you more knowledge and a deeper understanding. Take time out to think, ponder and reflect on the experiences you have had in the past, present and for the future, be proud of yourself for how far you have come in your life. Meditation is needed in order for your mind to be still, so that your inner voice can be heard.

Pisces 19th February - 20th March, Professional people are those that you need to

turn too, in order for you to get the right advice, especially relating to separations, house moves, and legal matters in general. People in the know, that have training, will be able to help you and guide you in the right direction, and they can also help you to make good informed choices too. It is not important to see into the long term future, but rather focus on the here and now, allowing more time for situations to evolve around you, pay attention to what your inner self and your gut instincts are saying to you, do what is right for you, and for the people around you. Contracts or important legal documents need to be looked at or signed. It is time to take a leap of faith, trust that everything is happening as it should

Aries 21st March - 20th April

There are periods when you're feeling a bit low, and wondering if you're in the right situation, there is a lot of reflecting back on past situations, it's time to move on and move forwards, you cannot change what has passed, but you can change the future. There is good news coming. maybe achieving goals, and getting some reward. Clear the confusion from your mind before making choices. Success shows in work, and its a good time for recognition.

Taurus 21st April - 21st May

Tense times and emotional struggles result in problems being swept under the carpet. Now is the time to deal with any problems or issues, communicate with others regarding how you're feeling and express what you want to happen or change. This is the month to really hit problems head on, and to not delay in getting them sorted out once and for all There is some sort of announcement that is going to be made resulting in a happy celebration.

Gemini 22nd May - 20th June

Good news recognition and success is coming in through work, business, projects and career on the whole. Your hard work is paying off for you, resulting in a new chapter financially and materially. I can see that you're entering a phase of new beginnings, fresh starts, the start of a new journey is going to be one that is going to bring about happiness and contentment and abundance in your life. You have some good people around you that love and support you and want the best for you, relationships look to develop and deepen with others.

Cancer 21st June - 22nd July

It's time to turn your hopes and dreams into reality, bringing about positive change in your life; this is in any area of your life. New horizons come around as opportunities for personal and spiritual growth, all you need to do is be positive, and see what is around you, what is being offered to you, and then be ready to embrace change as it happens. It's been a tough time for you in the recent past months, but now the light at the end of tunnel is showing.

Leo 23rd July - 23rd August

Learning the art of patience is not your strong point, but it is something that you have to realise and learn this art form, as your waiting on a new phase to occur in your life or perhaps waiting for some news. It is on its way, but as always the timing does need to be right, but we all have to wait. It doesn’t matter how impatient you get, it will only come when it is good and ready, when the time is right, then your life will move forwards, and everything will fall into place for you. Relocating to a new town or area will bring about change in your life. Legal matters are showing as getting sorted out, and going your way.

Virgo 24th August - 22nd September

Pace yourself, deal with problems as they arise, as your having a few problems this month, but to be honest they are being caused by other people. Someone is not happy, and therefore wants to make others unhappy, you will know who these people are, and they will talk negatively, will be argumentative or sarcastic, take a step back from them, and avoid them whilst they are like this. There are positive situations regarding emotions and relationships, and for those that are single an opportunity for a romance to blossom. Libra 23rd September - 22nd October . Worries, concerns and feelings of being let down, link to someone that you thought you could trust and would be there for you, but the bottom line is they have let you down. No one is perfect, and we all as humans make mistakes. Take time to heal from such situations, and have some time out for yourself, with a little bit of time and space you will be able to think straight, and see things from a different perspective. Life is too short to hold grudges. Trust your own intuition especially if you feel someone is lying or holding something back from you, as you are in tune with people and situations. React in a calm but firm manner, in order for the truth to come out. Scorpio 23rd October - 22nd November. Watch your finances this month, as they look like they need to be focused, and worked on. Have a look at what needs to be paid out, and what you can cut down if necessary. Avoid taking out any sort of credit, or over spending on things that you can do without, to avoid hardship in the future. Times are tough for many at the moment, and with the run up to Christmas, the pressure is on, and it’s better to start to look at this now, than leave it to the last minute, or get yourself into trouble, and then have to start the new year worrying about finances.

Sagittarius 23rd November - 22nd December. This is a great time to have a break, and for looking at planning or taking a holiday, you have been working so hard, you need some time, to just do nothing, or to do things that you can get to enjoy, as you have constantly been on the go, and there have been some pretty stressful times of late. Overseas connections link to work or travel, revealing an exciting new opportunity; it’s worth taking, as it will lead on to further opportunities in your future. Successful conclusions to problems are emerging, bringing about new experiences to make your life a better one; taking action and making choices will take you in the right direction.

1.What is the boiling point of water using the scientific kelvin scale of temperature measurement 2.What was the 1st human invention that broke the sound barrier? 3.What name was given to the Samuri code of honour? 4.What colour is the bullseye on a standard dartboard? 5.What song does the main character wake up to every morning in Groundhog Day? 6.How many rounds are there in an Olympic boxing match? 7.The highest temperature ever recorded outside in the shade was recorded in Azizah, in Africa. In which country is this city located? 8.What is the largest fresh water lake in North America? 9. Which Hasbro `action figure` got its name from a Robert Mitchum film? 10.What is the only Central American country in which baseball, not soccer, is the people's favourite sport? 11. Which South American country was named after the Italian city of Venice? 12. In which country is the highest mountain in South America? 13. How many emirates make up the United Arab Emirates? 14. If you were putting numbers on new changing room lockers to be numbered from 1 to 100, how many times would you use the number 9? 15. How many inner wire rings are there on a dartboard? 16. What gas do all fuels need in order to burn? 17. Which is the only racecourse in Yorkshire not to host flat racing? 18. By what name is the Sodium Chloride more commonly known? 19. When spoken by a police officer, what do the letters RTA stand for? 20. Why are there 13 stripes on the American flag

Answers page 60

Stereo grams Turn the page sideways clockwise and look at the image, you should see a 3D Picture? Can’t see it? here’s some tips that might help

The Pullback Get very close to the stereogram, very very slowly pull it away from you. At first you won’t even be able to focus on the image... However keep moving the image in and out relaxing and it will appear. Look at the reflection You’ll need to look at something about twice the distance of the image. It turns out we have exactly what you need , Your reflection.. By looking at your reflection in the page. To help put the image behind glass enough for you to see your reflection. After looking at your reflection, simply stop focussing on your reflection and try to see the image. Repeat switching your focus from your reflection to the image,,, suddenly you will see it

Across 6. Downy juicy fruits (7) 7. Deacon (5) 9. Freudian stage (4) 10. Rip off (10) 11. Scholarly (8) 13. European peninsula (6) 15. Hindu princess (4) 17. Stubble (5) 18. Home for a pet bird (4) 19. Coercion (6) 20. Vegetarian (8) 23. He "lifts" wallets (10) 26. American ones are apple (4) 27. Chip away at (5) 28. Halloween wear (7)

Down 1. Moderating pain or sorrow (10) 2. Pharynx (6) 3. Slave (4) 4. Headscarf (8) 5. Inspiration (4) 6. A velvet-like fabric (5) 8. Ship's gear (7) 12. Appeal (5) 14. Food for koalas (10) 16. Cruel (7) 17. Client (8) 21. A developmental disorder (6) 22. Soft leather (5) 24. Oddball (4) 25. Propel with the foot (4)


Discover how to break a code: Every number in the codeword grid is code for a letter of th alphabet. For example the number ‘12’ may correspond to the letter ‘L’... We have given you 3 letters, 12 = P, 18 = A and 26 = R ANSWERS PAGE 60

A 75 Year Old Lady rings her local NHS hospital and this conversation follows: 'Hello I'd like some information on a patient, Mrs Tiptree. She was admitted last week with chest pains and I just want to know if her condition has deteriorated, stabilised or improved?' 'Do you know which ward she is in?' 'Yes, ward P, room 2B' 'I'll just put you through to the nurse station.' 'Hello, ward P, how can I help?' 'I would just like some information on a patient, Mrs Tiptree, I was wondering if her condition had deteriorated, stabilised or improved?' 'I'll just check her notes. I'm pleased to say that Mrs Tiptree's condition has improved. She has regained her appetite, her temperature has steadied and after some routine checks tonight, she should be well

enough to go home tomorrow.' 'Oh that's wonderful news, I'm so happy, thank you ever so much!' 'You seem very relieved, are you a close friend or relative? ''No, I'm Mrs Tiptree in room 2b. Nobody tells you anything in here Afghanistan diplomat An Afghanistan diplomat visiting the US for the first time was being wined and dined by the State Department. The diplomat was not used to the salt in American foods (French fries,cheeses, salami, anchovies, etc.) and was constantly sending his manservant Abdul to fetch him a glass of water. Time and again, Abdul would scamper off and return with a glass of water, but then came the time when he returned empty handed.

"Abdul, you son of an ugly camel, where is my water?" demanded the diplomat. "A thousand pardons, O Illustrious One," stammered the wretched Abdul. "But a man is sitting on the well!"

Still thinking this is just adorable, Mr. Smith says with a huge grin, "Okay, then how will you live? You're not old enough to get a job. You'll need to support Lucy."

One day they decide that they want to get married, So Billy goes to Lucy's father to ask him for her hand.

Mr. Smith is impressed Billy has put so much thought into this.

Billy and Lucy’s love story Little Billy and Lucy are only 12 years old, But they know they are in love.

Billy bravely walks up to him and says, "Mr. Smith, me and Lucy are in love And I want to ask you for her hand in marriage."

Thinking that this was just the cutest thing, Mr. Smith replies, "Well Billy, you're only 12.. Where will you two live?"

Without even taking a moment to think about it, Billy replies, "In Lucy's room. It's bigger than mine And we can both fit there nicely."

Again, Billy instantly replies, "Our pocket money, Lucy gets five pounds a week And I get 8 pounds' that's about 52 pounds a month So that should do us just fine."

"Well Billy, It seems like you have everything worked out. I just have one more question.

What will you do if the two of you should have Little children of your own?" Billy just shrugs his shoulders and says, "Well, we've been lucky so far."

Mr. Smith no longer thinks the little shit is adorable.

1. 373k - kelvins 12. Argentina 2. The whip 13. 7 3. Bushido 14. 20 4. Red 15.7 5. I Got You Babe (by 16. Oxygen Sonny and Cher) 17. Wetherby 6. 4 18. Salt 7. Libya 19. Road Traffic Accident 8. Lake Superior 20. America only had 13 9. G.I. Joe states when it was 10. Nicaragua founded 11. Venezuela

Codeword 1=Y 2=L 3=T 4=B 5=E 6=W 7=X 8=Q

9=F 10 = S 11 = I 12 = P 13 = Z 14 = H 15 = G 16 =D 17 = V

18 = A 19 = U 20 = N 21 =K 22 =M 23 =J 24 =O 25 =C 26 =R



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