British fashion designer Alexander McQueen found dead at age 40

Friday, February 12, 2010 

British fashion designer Alexander McQueen has died at the age of 40. He was found dead inside his residence in London, England yesterday.

The Metropolitan Police said they are are not treating the death as suspicious. A spokesperson for the police force said, “[w]e were called by London Ambulance Service at about 10.20am this morning to reports of a man found dead at an address in Green Street, W1. He is believed to be 40 years old and from London. Next of kin have been informed, however we await formal identification before releasing the name of the deceased.” According to reports, McQueen committed suicide by hanging, however this has not been confirmed.

Between the years of 1996 and 2003, McQueen received Fashion Designer of the Year four times. He was also given a CBE by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003. The fashion designer had a new selection of clothing, entitled “McQ”, that was expected to be shown on Thursday; the show has now been cancelled. Alexander’s mother Joyce died earlier this month. In response to this, McQueen placed a message on his Twitter page which said “RIP mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.” Isabella Blow, who assisted in making McQueen famous, killed herself in 2007.

Yesterday, a statement was released from McQueen’s company headquarters stating “On behalf of Lee McQueen’s family, Alexander McQueen today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand, has been found dead at his home. At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee’s family. Lee’s family has asked for privacy in order to come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this.”

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Painting Contractor An Ideal Choice For Superiority Facility

Painting Contractor-An Ideal Choice for Superiority Facility

by

emasis

Painting services for residence and commercial buildings require huge perfection as it could make huge impression in onlookers. Painting for all time brings excellent finishing for interior and exterior scheming. Interior painting is offered in various sorts which can offer good lighting effects to the building. Considering the altering climate conditions external painting demands added life than inside. A practiced facility provider is best choice for giving lasting impact on painting. Because of this painting contractors are crucial selection who continually tries to carry new and unique glimpse to your marketable along with residential structures. Pleasing ambiance in workplace and other commercial structures can bring lively mood to recruits that can eventually consequence in improved output. For giving just the thing look to your workspace, service of licensed painters is adequate.

Qualified contractors undertake painting works for redecorating and building of mutually commercial and home buildings. Value of paint and their color are essential aspects which can make peaceful ambiance in structures. Industrial painting would be the most important region that involves enormous worry even as selecting paint that has to meet with various reasons is rather different from commercial and residence. Trained contractors make use of apt methods and practice which can blend fine along with your industrial necessities. It demands extra systematic programs ahead of beginning the labor. You should put a deadline while using contractors so that you do not want to face any wait in your business dealings. The necessities in painting facilities possibly will vary in accordance with industry. A few are made with wood and some others with metals. One of the best way for painting metal equipments in industry is electrostatic painting. On this practice the paint resolutely fix with all the metal while using help of electrostatic force. Lots of contractors offer such type of approaches which offer fine finish to factory equipments. Other than painting wood finishing is an extra space where skilled services are greatly offered.

Why need professional services in painting?

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Depending on the space category application of painting techniques could fluctuate. For being very well perfection to work professionals utilize spray painting, electrostatic painting and so on based on the point. They make use of good methods and safety events which can guarantee ideal coating to the walls. Skilled contractor carryout preventive events that could bring lasting idea to coatings.

Selection of paint is any more considerable factor. Many paints suiting sundry reasons are obtainable in market. Some industrial structures need these paints that are resistant to high temperature. Deciding on the exact paint for the dwelling and commercial constructions is essential as it impacts total comfort of residents and human resources. Assortment of paint for internal and exterior need to be prepared with best be concerned; otherwise it could reason harsh damages. Lead free paints are good quality options which are Eco-friendly in nature.

Color selection is one more most important fear. The color are suitable to be blend with climatic circumstances of the site. In industries, dark colors are extra correct since dust is frequent in such areas. As dark colors take up additional light its improved to stay away from brilliant colors in properties. Specialized guidance is helpful while going away for color variety.

Within the current state of affairs a lot painting companies are available, deciding on the true one who delivers quality service in estimated finances is critical.

Nowadays

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Fake impotence drugs linked to low blood sugar outbreak

Thursday, February 12, 2009 

An article in the February 12 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine reports on an unusual cause for an outbreak of low blood sugar among men in Singapore: illegal use of sexual performance enhancement drugs that were contaminated with a diabetes drug.

Between January and May 2008, 149 men and one woman between 19 and 97 (mean age 51) were admitted to five public hospitals for unexplained low blood sugar. Similar cases were reported in media reports from Hong Kong. Seven Singaporean patients remained in a coma because of prolonged sugar starvation of the brain, and four subsequently died. The diabetes drug glyburide was found in blood and/or urine samples in 85% of cases; 30% admitted having used illegal sexual performance enhancers.

The contaminated products were a counterfeit version of the drug Cialis (meant for the treatment of genuine erectile dysfunction), and three purported herbal preparation (the affected brands included Power 1 Walnut and Santi Bovine Penis Erecting Capsule). All four preparations additionally contained Viagra in varying concentrations. Two herbal products contained traces of the weight loss drug sibutramine, a compound related to amphetamines.

The drug packaging mentioned names of non-existent overseas production facilities, so the source of the contamination with the diabetes drug could not be established.

The authors underline the risks that is known to be associated with purchasing drugs from unreliable providers or from online resellers. The clandestine use of impotence drugs as sexual performance enhancers seems to have provided a good illustration of this problem. They further call for more efforts by national and international health and law enforcement agencies to curb the manufacturing, international transport and sales of untrustworthy medication.

Shih Ling Kao, Cheng Leng Chan, C.C. Tchoyoson Lim, Rinkoo Dalan, Daphne Gardner, Edward Pratt, Marilyn Lee, Kok Onn Lee. An Unusual Outbreak of Hypoglycemia. New England Journal of Medicine, 2009; 360: 734-736.

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Astronomers discover largest star on record

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 

European astronomers have discovered the most massive star yet on record; it is approximately 300 times the mass of our sun, beyond the previously accepted limit of 150 solar masses.

Paul Crowther, professor of astrophysics at the University of Sheffield, led the team of researchers that discovered the star. The team used the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, and data archived from the Hubble Space Telescope. The newly discovered star, designated R136a1, was discovered in the R136 star cluster.

The researchers estimate that the current mass of the star is about 265 solar masses, and could have been about 320 solar masses just after its birth.

“Unlike humans,” says Crowther, “these stars are born heavy and lose weight as they age. Being a little over a million years old, the most extreme star R136a1 is already middle-aged, and has undergone an intense weight loss programme, shedding a fifth of its initial mass over that time, or more than 50 solar masses.”

Astronomers not involved in the discovery, while still impressed, warn of the small possibility that the team could have mistaken two relatively close stars for one large one.

“What they’re characterizing as a single massive star,” Mark Krumholz told the Associated Press, “could in fact be a binary system too close to be resolved.” Krumholz is an astronomer at the University of California.

Another astronomer, Phillip Massey from the Lowell Observatory in Arizona, also warns that this may be the case. Massey explained that the star’s weight had been inferred using scientific models that were subject to change.

The R136 star cluster, the star’s location, is in the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighboring galaxy about 165,000 light-years away. The Large Magellanic Cloud, located between the constellations Dorado and Mensa, is visible as a faint cloud in the southern hemisphere. Astronomers are still struggling to understand how these stars form.

“Either they were born so big or smaller stars merged together to produce them,” Crowther explained. The researchers believe that the stellar heavyweight record could be held by this star for quite some time. Crowther elaborates: “Owing to the rarity of these monsters, I think it is unlikely that this new record will be broken any time soon.”

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British fashion designer Alexander McQueen found dead at age 40

Friday, February 12, 2010 

British fashion designer Alexander McQueen has died at the age of 40. He was found dead inside his residence in London, England yesterday.

The Metropolitan Police said they are are not treating the death as suspicious. A spokesperson for the police force said, “[w]e were called by London Ambulance Service at about 10.20am this morning to reports of a man found dead at an address in Green Street, W1. He is believed to be 40 years old and from London. Next of kin have been informed, however we await formal identification before releasing the name of the deceased.” According to reports, McQueen committed suicide by hanging, however this has not been confirmed.

Between the years of 1996 and 2003, McQueen received Fashion Designer of the Year four times. He was also given a CBE by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003. The fashion designer had a new selection of clothing, entitled “McQ”, that was expected to be shown on Thursday; the show has now been cancelled. Alexander’s mother Joyce died earlier this month. In response to this, McQueen placed a message on his Twitter page which said “RIP mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.” Isabella Blow, who assisted in making McQueen famous, killed herself in 2007.

Yesterday, a statement was released from McQueen’s company headquarters stating “On behalf of Lee McQueen’s family, Alexander McQueen today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand, has been found dead at his home. At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee’s family. Lee’s family has asked for privacy in order to come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this.”

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Embroidery Stabilizers

By Anne Carlson

The number of embroidery stabilizers that are available today can be daunting. There are a large number of fabric types and a huge selection of embroidery designs, so it figures that there would be a large variety of different stabilizers. There are four basic types of embroidery stabilizers: Cutaway, Tearaway, Water Soluble and Heat Removable. Cutaway stabilizers are permanently attached to the fabric you are embroidering, while the others are removed once you are done sewing. These stabilizers come in a variety of sizes that make it easier to use in your embroidery hoop. Fusible stabilizers are adhered to fabric by heating them with an iron, and sticky stabilizers use an adhesive to bind to the fabric.

All of these types of embroidery stabilizers have their purposes, and within these groups there are subtypes for different fabrics and uses.

Cutaway Stabilizers

Cutaway stabilizers are needed when you are working with knits or synthetic materials, or with very thin fabric, or when you are creating a dense piece of embroidery. You will want to use cutaway stabilizers if you don’t want to lose your stitches in a knitted sweater, or even a piece of upholstery. A heavy cutaway is also needed when you create the type of emblems or patches that are designed to be sewn onto garments at a later time. You will want to use a lighter weight cutaway for less dense pieces and heavier cutaway stabilizers for denser embroidery.

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Tearaway Stabilizers

Tearaway stabilizers are so named because you will tear them off after you are done embroidering your project. Some tearaway stabilizers are easier to remove than others, so knowing your product is important. It is often easier to layer thinner tearaway stabilizers and to remove them one layer at a time than it is to use one thick layer. This type of stabilizer is used on stable fabrics, such as denim or towels.

Water Soluble Stabilizers

Water soluble stabilizers are useful on sheer, delicate fabrics like silk or lace. These embroidery stabilizers will dissolve in water, so if you need continued support for your embroidery it’s important to know that they will not stand up to being washed. They are often used in the hoop or as a topping (on top of the embroidery). When used as a topping water soluble stabilizers will help you to not lose your stitches on high pile, textured, or knit fabrics.

Heat Removable Stabilizers

Ideal for fabrics that can’t get wet such as satin, velvet, or wool, these stabilizers will come off completely when exposed to the heat of your iron. Heat removable (or heat-away) stabilizers are also useful as a topping.

Keep your stabilizers organized, you could find that you have a large variety of similar looking products. Keep them stored in marked, sealed bags and they will last longer and work better. You can actually write on the stabilizer itself in many cases. Also, keep detailed notes and samples when you find combinations of stabilizers, thread, and fabric that work best for you.

About the Author: Anne Carlson writes about

embroidery stabilizers

for Red Rock Threads, an online retailer of

thread

, sewing notions, and embroidery supplies.

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Astronomers discover largest star on record

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 

European astronomers have discovered the most massive star yet on record; it is approximately 300 times the mass of our sun, beyond the previously accepted limit of 150 solar masses.

Paul Crowther, professor of astrophysics at the University of Sheffield, led the team of researchers that discovered the star. The team used the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, and data archived from the Hubble Space Telescope. The newly discovered star, designated R136a1, was discovered in the R136 star cluster.

The researchers estimate that the current mass of the star is about 265 solar masses, and could have been about 320 solar masses just after its birth.

“Unlike humans,” says Crowther, “these stars are born heavy and lose weight as they age. Being a little over a million years old, the most extreme star R136a1 is already middle-aged, and has undergone an intense weight loss programme, shedding a fifth of its initial mass over that time, or more than 50 solar masses.”

Astronomers not involved in the discovery, while still impressed, warn of the small possibility that the team could have mistaken two relatively close stars for one large one.

“What they’re characterizing as a single massive star,” Mark Krumholz told the Associated Press, “could in fact be a binary system too close to be resolved.” Krumholz is an astronomer at the University of California.

Another astronomer, Phillip Massey from the Lowell Observatory in Arizona, also warns that this may be the case. Massey explained that the star’s weight had been inferred using scientific models that were subject to change.

The R136 star cluster, the star’s location, is in the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighboring galaxy about 165,000 light-years away. The Large Magellanic Cloud, located between the constellations Dorado and Mensa, is visible as a faint cloud in the southern hemisphere. Astronomers are still struggling to understand how these stars form.

“Either they were born so big or smaller stars merged together to produce them,” Crowther explained. The researchers believe that the stellar heavyweight record could be held by this star for quite some time. Crowther elaborates: “Owing to the rarity of these monsters, I think it is unlikely that this new record will be broken any time soon.”

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Recall of Thomas the Tank Engine toys due to lead-paint fears

Thursday, June 21, 2007 

A recall issued last week for Thomas the Tank Engine toys made in China and containing lead-based paint, is the latest scare for consumers, and follows recent scandals involving Chinese-made pet food, pharmaceuticals, toothpaste and other toys, The New York Times has reported in a series of articles.

Last week, RC2, a U.S. toy company based in Oak Brook, Illinois, issued a recall for its popular wooden “Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends” train sets. The recall involved 1.5 million “Thomas Wooden Railway” vehicles and train sets sold at toy stores and various retailers across the U.S. from January 2005 through June 2007.

A subsequent recall has been issued in the United Kingdom, where Thomas the Tank Engine was originated in the 1940s as a character in a children’s story by the Reverend W.V. Awdry. Around 70,000 toys are involved in the U.K. recall, according to The Guardian.

“RC2 has determined that the surface paints on the recalled products contain lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects,” the Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a press release dated June 13. “Consumers should take the recalled toys away from young children immediately and contact RC2 Corp. for a replacement toy,” the commission said.

Those “adverse health effects” could include brain and nerve damage, especially in young children, as well as blood and brain disorders. Severe lead poisoning causes vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, anemia, loss of appetite, headaches and in particularly high doses, coma and death.

In an article on Monday, The New York Times reported that recalls have been issued for 24 different toys in the U.S. in the past year, and every one of them was made in China. According to the Toy Industry Association, toys made in China account for around 70 percent to 80 percent of all the toys sold in the U.S., The Times said.

“These are items that children are supposed to be playing with,” Prescott Carlson was quoted as saying by The Times. Carlson is a co-founder of a child-safety website called Imperfect Parent, which tracks recalls of toys and other baby products. “It should be at a point where companies in the United States that are importing these items are held liable,” Carlson said.

RC2 would not comment to The Times, and a Consumer Product Safety Commission spokesman would not say how long ago the problem with the lead paint was discovered.

For a follow-up article on Tuesday, The Times visited a factory in Dongguan, in China’s Guangdong province, where the “Thomas and Friends” toys are made. The paper interviewed workers and took photos on the factory floor.

“You’re intruding,” a factory manager identified only as Zhong was quoted as telling the reporters. “Tell me, why exactly are you here?”

During the visit, a reporter, translator and a photographer were detained by factory officials, and released a day later after local police and government officials intervened.

The factory also produces other toys for RC2, including toy John Deere trucks, NASCAR racing models and M&M’s cars, The Times said. RC2 makes the toys under licenses from various companies. The “Thomas and Friends” toys are made under license from Hit Entertainment, which owns the “Thomas” brand.

According to RC2, items in the “Thomas and Friends” recall are:

Toys listed that are marked with codes containing “WJ” or “AZ” are not included in the recall.

Earlier, RC2 said that customers would have to cover shipping costs to return the toys to the company. It later agreed to cover postage after angry complaints by parents, The Times said in an article yesterday. Refunds will take about two months.

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Recall of Thomas the Tank Engine toys due to lead-paint fears

Thursday, June 21, 2007 

A recall issued last week for Thomas the Tank Engine toys made in China and containing lead-based paint, is the latest scare for consumers, and follows recent scandals involving Chinese-made pet food, pharmaceuticals, toothpaste and other toys, The New York Times has reported in a series of articles.

Last week, RC2, a U.S. toy company based in Oak Brook, Illinois, issued a recall for its popular wooden “Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends” train sets. The recall involved 1.5 million “Thomas Wooden Railway” vehicles and train sets sold at toy stores and various retailers across the U.S. from January 2005 through June 2007.

A subsequent recall has been issued in the United Kingdom, where Thomas the Tank Engine was originated in the 1940s as a character in a children’s story by the Reverend W.V. Awdry. Around 70,000 toys are involved in the U.K. recall, according to The Guardian.

“RC2 has determined that the surface paints on the recalled products contain lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects,” the Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a press release dated June 13. “Consumers should take the recalled toys away from young children immediately and contact RC2 Corp. for a replacement toy,” the commission said.

Those “adverse health effects” could include brain and nerve damage, especially in young children, as well as blood and brain disorders. Severe lead poisoning causes vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, anemia, loss of appetite, headaches and in particularly high doses, coma and death.

In an article on Monday, The New York Times reported that recalls have been issued for 24 different toys in the U.S. in the past year, and every one of them was made in China. According to the Toy Industry Association, toys made in China account for around 70 percent to 80 percent of all the toys sold in the U.S., The Times said.

“These are items that children are supposed to be playing with,” Prescott Carlson was quoted as saying by The Times. Carlson is a co-founder of a child-safety website called Imperfect Parent, which tracks recalls of toys and other baby products. “It should be at a point where companies in the United States that are importing these items are held liable,” Carlson said.

RC2 would not comment to The Times, and a Consumer Product Safety Commission spokesman would not say how long ago the problem with the lead paint was discovered.

For a follow-up article on Tuesday, The Times visited a factory in Dongguan, in China’s Guangdong province, where the “Thomas and Friends” toys are made. The paper interviewed workers and took photos on the factory floor.

“You’re intruding,” a factory manager identified only as Zhong was quoted as telling the reporters. “Tell me, why exactly are you here?”

During the visit, a reporter, translator and a photographer were detained by factory officials, and released a day later after local police and government officials intervened.

The factory also produces other toys for RC2, including toy John Deere trucks, NASCAR racing models and M&M’s cars, The Times said. RC2 makes the toys under licenses from various companies. The “Thomas and Friends” toys are made under license from Hit Entertainment, which owns the “Thomas” brand.

According to RC2, items in the “Thomas and Friends” recall are:

Toys listed that are marked with codes containing “WJ” or “AZ” are not included in the recall.

Earlier, RC2 said that customers would have to cover shipping costs to return the toys to the company. It later agreed to cover postage after angry complaints by parents, The Times said in an article yesterday. Refunds will take about two months.

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Car Loan Specialist Uk: Avail Your Dream Car With Easy Finance

Car loan specialist UK: Avail your dream car with easy finance

by

Steve Mattew

There is a vast difference in dreaming of owning a car and acquiring it in practical life. It is because a with a limited income people can t afford to car it is not just sufficient enough to raise the necessary funds. But that does not mean that it is the end of the road.

There are still some ways and avenues left open, through which we people, can generate the funds. In this context, you can seek the assistance of car loan specialist UK, as you borrow funds without having to face too many hassles. Car loans are one such loan that can be applied through the convenience of online method. Do not leave the comfort of your home or office. Fill the dingle online application form with few of the personal details. After the verification and approval, the money will be in your checking account to use.

To get eligible for car financing you must fulfill certain norms which can be as follows:

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The borrower age must be 18 years or above

The borrower must be working and earning monthly income of 1000

The borrower must have a valid saving account in a bank of UK

The borrower must be the citizen of UK.

Borrowers can get loan in both form secured and unsecured form of cheap car loans Collateral is must while applying for the secured form, but for the unsecured form no collateral is required to be pledged. Through this loan one can avail about 90 to 100 percentage of the actual car value for the repayment term of 3 to 7 years. It also offers unsecured car loans that are absolutely free from collateral demand.

These types of loans are available for all bad credit holders and at times it works really great as bad credit car loans as there is no restriction regarding the bad credit holder borrowers. All those allowed adverse credit records include arrears, defaults, skipping of installments, late payment, County Court Judgments or IVA.

You can choose the online method to get the application and approval in easy and instant manner. Fill an online application form with the required details and submit it online. The loan amount that you need will directly sends in your checking account within hours of application. To get the loan deal with affordable rates, start scouting now. Online approval car loans are just a few clicks away!

Steve Matthew is an expert in finance and he is currently working with

Cheap Car Loan

,

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as a financial advisor. He have a great passion for writing on cash advance payday loans, instant car loans, Tenant loans UK, auto loan

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