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Reshaping Rooms Using Sofa Sectionals

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Crafting the right look for your living room is all about the sofa. As the most influential anchor in the room, your sofa can set the tone for a truly striking living space. Sofa sectionals are a great way make a statement and reshape the usage of a room large or small.

Whether youre redecorating or furnishing a living space from scratch, selecting a sectional should be done carefully, to ensure a good fit with your dcor and personal taste. Ask yourself a few questions up front for a living room that looks professionally appointed.

Would you describe your other furniture as modern or minimalist? Look for sectional sofas from Armen Living, Coaster, Diamond, or Global Living. Are you more traditional, favoring antiques, hearty wood, or rich leather? Try brands like Catnapper, Distinction Leather, Homelegance, Klaussner Furniture, or Simmons.

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Are you furnishing a basement media room? Or is your sectional sofa for a social living room space? Will you be entertaining or relaxing? Or both? Consider the purpose(s) youll want your sofa to serve when you consider design style and upholstery options.

Small Spaces and Sofa Sectionals?

Why consider a sectional in a small space? Using a sofa sectional in an open-concept bachelor space is a great way to divide the room between living and dining or sleeping space. In super compact apartments, a sectional can be very functional, as long as the size is chosen carefully so as not to crowd the room.

If you do have a large room to fill, sectionals can meet that need too. Instead of restricting your size, opt for a large model of your favorite style. Add an extra connecting-joint seat for a wide U-shape or J-shape instead of the standard L-shape as best suits your space.

Sleeper Sofas and Custom Options

After youve chosen a style and size, move on to other options like sleeper models and custom fabrics. A combination like a sectional sleeper is tough to find, so you may have to sacrifice other specifics. Do you have a really particular colour or texture in mind? If your taste leans towards unique niche products and you know your sectional sofa simply must be blue or made of chenille, make sure youve searched with your highest priority first in case you have to relinquish a feature.

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Finding the perfect sectional sofa in person can involve trips to one showroom after another, as you deal with limited selection, sales pressure, and busy retail spaces. Shopping online is a great way to take the time you need, in a relaxed atmosphere, to find the right fit for your specific style and space.

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Runaway EMU train collides with freight train in India

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Friday, May 1, 2009

At approximately 06:00 a.m. (00:30 GMT) Wednesday, between four and seven people were killed when an Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) passenger train crashed into a stationary freight train at Vyasarpadi Jeeva station, in Chennai, India. Between eleven and twenty persons were injured, and rushed to General Hospital in Chennai.

Officials are unsure of the number of persons aboard the passenger train, which was operated by an unknown person. “It is not clear who operated (it),” said S. Jayanth, acting general manager of Southern Railway. The operator of the EMU train was not in the train when it left 15 minutes to half an hour before the scheduled departure time. It is said some passengers did board the passenger train.

The EMU train ignored all signals, and drove about 7 kilometers (4 mi) at high speed, jumping tracks, before colliding with the goods train.

The driver of the goods train, Arumugam, has been confirmed as one of those who has died. The goods train was traveling between Arakkonam to Chennai. The motorman, guard and assistant jumped from the goods train sustaining fractures.

“We heard a loud noise and saw several compartments in flames. The smell emanating from bodies from the mangled coaches was nauseating,” said M.N. Selvi, a nearby resident.

The platforms at the Vyasarpadi Jeeva station were destroyed, and electrical cables were torn down. The EMU train caught fire in the collision destroying two compartments completely. The other compartments were thrown from the tracks. The freight train was loaded with oil tanks, however reports indicate that only the EMU train was set ablaze.

All train services were canceled for a time on one of the busiest rail lines of India. “Train services are disrupted due to the mishap but we hope to restore the services in two to three hours time,” an Indian Railways spokesperson.

Railways Minister Lalu Prasad announced that an inquiry will be held.

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Netherlands beats Uruguay 3-2 in FIFA World Cup semifinals

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Netherlands defeated Uruguay in the semifinals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday. Uruguay was the last South American team holdout in the tournament. This year’s World Cup is is being hosted by South Africa.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst scored for the Dutch with a 35-yard shot in the eighteenth minute, while Uruguay’s Diego Forlan scored his fourth goal in this year’s World Cup to tie in the 41st minute.

However, after the Netherlands’ coach Bert van Marwijk replaced Demy de Zeeuw with attacker Rafael van der Vaart at halftime, the Dutch went on a roll, with Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben both scoring in the second half. They scored in quick succession, in the 70th and 73rd minutes, respectively. Uruguay later narrowed the Dutch’s lead to one point in injury time, but the orange-clad Dutch beat back late Uruguayan pressure after the injury time goal was scored.

The Dutch team was jubilant after their semifinal win. “This is unforgettable,” Sneijder said. “It was a tough fight and toward the end we complicated matters. Sunday we play in the World Cup final. I have to get used to that.”

Coach Bert van Marwijk was also happy. “This is very special. After 32 years we play the final again. Such a small country. We can be very proud of this.” Van Marwijk has been coach of the Netherlands for two years.

Fans of the Netherlands’ soccer team were wildly celebrating too. 45 minutes after the small Western European country won, many fans returned to Cape Town’s Green Point Stadium to see the players do a victory dance. Many of the fans beat drums and cheered “Holland! Holland! Holland!”

The Dutch will face either Spain or Germany Sunday in the World Cup finals. This will be their first World Cup final appearance since 1978, when they lost 3-1 to Argentina, who was playing on their home turf. The Dutch also lost the championship in 1974. Uruguay hadn’t appeared in the semifinals since 1970. However, they won the World Cup in 1930, and again in 1950, but they have since suffered a 60-year drought, which continues to this day.

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New Zealand diplomats: Fiat using Maori haka in television ad is insensitive

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Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Italian car company, Fiat, has used the haka to advertise its new car and New Zealand diplomats says it is culturally insensitive. The ads have gone to air in Italy and are viewable on their website.

The ad features woman wearing black and performing the haka: Ka Mate, which was written by the chief of Ng?ti Toa, Te Rauparaha. It is also the haka that is performed before every rugby game played by the New Zealand team, All Blacks.

The women perform the haka beside the new Fiat car and crowd noise is in the background to simulate the atmosphere in an All Blacks rugby match. As the haka is finished a woman drives away in the Fiat car and a boy in the back of the car pokes out his tongue, which is the action used to finish the haka.

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) said that they were told in April that an advertising company was planning to use the haka. Yesterday (July 3) Brad Tattersfield, a spokesman for MFAT, said “at the time we advised the advertising company that the use of Ka Mate in this way was culturally insensitive and inappropriate. MFAT advised the advertisers to either use a Maori group or a haka composed for women. However, the advertising company indicated they were proceeding despite this advice.”

Garry Nicholas, general manager of Te Toi Aoteroa, which promotes and protects Maori art and culture, said that he felt mixed feelings about the ad. “This isn’t a haka in my view but is certainly based on haka. It’s meant to be in fun and the little boy poking his tongue at the end of the clip makes that very clear.”

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Wikinews interviews Tom Millican, independent candidate for US President

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

While nearly all cover of the 2008 Presidential election has focused on the Democratic and Republican candidates, the race for the White House also includes independents and third party candidates. These parties represent a variety of views that may not be acknowledged by the major party platforms.

As a non-partisan news source, Wikinews has impartially reached out to these candidates, throughout the campaign. The most recent of our interviews is North Carolina, Tom Millican, an independent corporate manager and Vietnam veteran.

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Sheer Nightwear A Lingerie Must Have

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By Adrian Jones

Every girl has her personal version of nightwear. For many women, it consists of very unglamorous large t-shirts and knit pants. We might indulge in something sexier like silk lingerie, but then only wear it on special occasions. But for everyday, we just pull out the cozy cotton stuff and hop into bed.

Why save the sexy ladies nightwear only for special occasions? If the last time you wore sheer nightwear was your wedding night, it’s time for you to update your lingerie closet. Today, there are so many choices in ladies nightwear.

Ladies nightwear can be overwhelming if you have never really considered wearing anything other than that old t-shirt belonging to an ex-boyfriend to bed. But have no fear, you can even find discount lingerie these days that is incredibly comfortable and fun. Head to your nearest brick and mortar or web-based discount store and browse the lingerie sections. Look at all your options from long gowns to sexy babydoll sets. Many women dislike shopping for lingerie; just think of it as an adventure, a simple way to add spice to your life. Think of coming home after a hard day at work, taking a long hot bath and slipping into a piece of silk lingerie. See, you feel more relaxed just thinking about it. So stop procrastinating and start shopping.

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Sheer nightwear will always be a top choice among men. Sheer lingerie gives that illusion of being within sight but just out-of-reach. Many types of ladies nightwear incorporate sheer elements into their design. Babydoll lingerie and teddies are especially sexy pieces when they have sheer fabric. Sheer nightwear allows you to have the peek-a-boo effect with the part of your body you wish to highlight. No lover can resist the temptation to reach out and look with their hands as well as their eyes.

Silk lingerie is a sensual choice for special occasions. Many of us had silk for our wedding lingerie. However, as a natural fiber, silk is a great option for everyday ladies’ nightwear as well. Silk lingerie is comfortable and lightweight. Yet silk can also be very warm. You don’t need to wear that bulky flannel nightgown to bed, try a simple silk one instead. You might be pleasantly surprised; your bed partner certainly will be.

Exactly why does any woman need to own sexy nightwear? The obvious answer is for pure and simple sex appeal. When you look sexy, your partner is more likely to act upon that sex appeal. But, you say, what about all the other nights of the week? Many women think the lingerie nightwear is uncomfortable or just for showing off and then removing. That could not be further from the truth. Today’s ladies nightwear comes in every fabric type from cotton to nylon. It also comes in every style desirable. So if you really like babydoll lingerie but hate the feeling of nylon, get a set in comfy cotton. For women who prefer more substantial clothing, try a pair of silk lounge pants with a matching chemise top. You can’t use price as an excuse because discount lingerie is as close as your computer and a quick web search.

As a woman, you know how fabulous you feel on a good hair day. If you have a wonderful piece of ladies sheer nightwear, every night could be a version of a good hair day. You might even get a better night’s sleep.

About the Author: Adrian Jones has been involved in the erotic lingerie uk market for many years. This article outlines the benefits of women wearing silk lingerie as if that needed much explaining!

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News briefs:August 3, 2010

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Minor league baseball coach killed on field in United States

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Monday, July 23, 2007

An United States man from Tulsa, Oklahoma, was killed by a baseball during a game in North Little Rock, Arkansas, against the Arkansas Travelers. Tulsa Drillers coach Mike Coolbaugh, 35, was struck and killed by a line drive while coaching first base.

He leaves his wife, Mandy, and two young sons, Jacob and Joseph. Mandy is expecting a daughter who is to be named “Mandy” as well. Coolbaugh spent seventeen years in professional baseball. He played Major League Baseball for two seasons and Minor League Baseball for the remainder, before becoming a coach.

Coolbaugh was coaching first base in the ninth inning, when a line drive off the bat of Tino Sanchez struck Coolbaugh in the head causing him to lose consciousness. CPR was administered on the field. An ambulance transported Coolbaugh to Baptist Medical Center where he fell into respiratory arrest. He later died at the hospital at 10:47 p.m.

The game was then called off in the ninth inning with the Drillers behind 7-3. No make up date has been announced.

The North Little Rock Police Department are currently conducting an investigation, though all indications are that it was an accident.

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Reproduction Furniture: How To Realize When It Is Not An Authentic Antique

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Reproduction furniture serves a great purpose as an element of style in your house. This addition is perfect for when you want the elegance of an antique without the exorbitant price. Antiques will be available in one of three primary categories of furniture styles: simple, elegant, and rustic. A high cost is associated with all of these categories and they are all hard to find. This makes purchasing true antiques rather difficult, unless you have an endless supply of money. But when you desire the style that comes with true antiques without the challenge in finding them, then reproduction furniture is your answer.

Unfortunately, there will always be sellers that try to trick you into paying for reproduction furniture that they are trying to market as true antiques. But when you enlist the help of an expert in antiques or just ensure that you only purchase from an honest, specialized antique dealer, you will not encounter this problem. Determining whether an advertised antique is truly not a reproduction often just requires investigation into small details. The details you need to investigate will be things that are visible both in person and through good pictures.

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Looking carefully at the wood on the piece of furniture that you are considering [purchasing will give you most of the information that you need.} As wood dries and ages, it will have a great tendency to warp or crack. Antiques will often have these flaws and they may be untouched or repaired. If you find an antique that is extremely perfect, take great caution because perfection in edge smoothness and board thickness particularly were not always attainable in the past. The reason for this is basically because the tools required to achieve this level of perfection were not available until more recent times.

Reproduction antiques are excellent approaches to enjoy great style while avoiding the high cost and chase associated with purchasing true antiques. However, what you never want to do is buy a reproduction piece under the assumption that it is a true antique. Although you may think the price is worth it for the sheer pleasure of enjoying the piece, you will be disappointed if you ever try to resell it.

If you intend to mix reproductions with antiques, ensure that the styles match within the rooms you are decorating. It is likely not a good idea to mix art deco furniture with rustic styles. While antiques always require mixing and matching of pieces of furniture, you just have to make sure each of the pieces you incorporate contribute the same ambiance so as to not upset the balance of the room.

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Oil spill hits Australia’s Sunshine coastline

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

200,000 litres of oil leaked into waters off the coast of Brisbane from the Pacific Adventurer when their fuel tanks were damaged in rough seas on Wednesday. The figure is about ten times higher than the original estimate of twenty thousand litres of oil. The devastating diesel oil spill has spread along 60 kilometres (37 miles) of the Queensland coast. In addition, 31 containers with 620 tonnes of ammonium nitrate fertiliser flew overboard during the violent storm.

Questions are being asked why the Hong Kong cargo ship was out in seas with nine meter waves caused by Cyclone Hamish, a Category 5 tropical cyclone, as well as why the fertiliser containers were not properly secured. One of the overboard containers ruptured the hull of the Pacific Adventurer, causing between 30 to 100 tonnes of oil to spew from the severely damaged ship.

If the ammonium nitrate mixes with the heavy oil, an explosion could occur. None of the containers have been recovered. Some of these may float, but it is believed that they may have sunk which then may cause algal blooms.

Disaster zones have been declared at Bribie and Moreton Islands, and along the Sunshine coast.

The vessel’s owner, Swire Shipping, reported that a second leak began on Friday, when the ship began listing after docking at Hamilton for repairs. “As full soundings of the vessel’s tanks were being taken at the port to determine how much oil had leaked from the vessel, a small quantity of fuel oil escaped from the Pacific Adventurer,” it stated. The ship was brought upright, and a recovery vessel was used to suck up the oil from the water. The leak produced a 500m-long oil slick down the Brisbane River. Booms were placed around this oil spill so that a skimmer could clean up the second spill.

Swire Shipping could face clean up costs of AU$100,000 a day as well as fines up to AU$1.5million (US$977,000; £703,000) if found guilty of environmental breaches or negligence.

Sunshine Coast beaches are slowly starting to be reopened. The beach of Mooloolaba was still closed following reports of burning sensations from swimmers. 12 beaches remain closed; however, 13 have been reopened.

Over 300 state government and council workers are using buckets, rakes and spades in the clean up effort. Sunshine Coast Mayor Bob Abbott says the majority will be gone by Sunday afternoon. The full environmental impact on wildlife is not yet known. One turtle and seven pelicans have been found covered in oil.

There are concerns that the drinking water of Moreton Island is at risk, as the island uses water from the underground water table near the oil spill site.

“Every bucketload of contaminated sand has to be removed from the island by barge, and each bucketload from a front-end loader weighs about one tonne. It’s just an impossible task,” said Mr Trevor Hassard of the Tangalooma Dolphin Education Centre.

The commercial fishing industry has suffered from the incident. Trawlers won’t resume operations until Sunday evening, and any catches will be tested for human consumption.