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Oakea The Best Ever Oak And Pine Furniture}

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Oakea The best ever oak and Pine furniture



How many of you actually know the cost of world-class pine or oak furniture these days? Some might have already started guessing. There is no doubt about the fact that good furniture cannot be afforded by every pocket. In times like these when basic commodities are rocketing in prices, one can imagine how expensive world class furniture set would be? Furniture is the only entity that is present in our homes. It finds its place in the guest room, the bed-room, the kitchen and the recreation room as well. It is quite well said that the best thing your dream house deserves is furniture.

Good furniture surely needs a pocket full of investment. Needless to say, youll always find manufacturers who still believe in customer satisfaction. Though they are rare to find, but there are still some good furniture companies that produce astounding designs of pine furniture and oak dining sets at an affordable price. Without any second thoughts, Oakea is one of the most cherished solid ash furniture suppliers in UK. It has become one of the best manufacturers of oak furniture and delicate pine furniture.

At Oakea, we always believe in presenting the true picture to our suppliers. Only those designs which are available in our warehouse are shown on the website.

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Our relentless efforts of providing 100% satisfaction to our customers have helped us in achieving a whole new image in the market. Our unique designs of oak furniture have been appreciated by almost everyone in the country.

Oak dining sets and solid pine furniture are other special features at Oakea. Our huge task force of skilled technicians and craftsmen produce one of the most scintillating designs of pine furniture.

At Oakea, we have always respected your emotion towards good solid pine furniture. This is the reason why we believe in delivering the goods at your door step in our personal van. With utmost care and perfect packing, our customers receive their furniture items in a wonderful manner.

Unlike others, we do not restrict our designs on the website. We have a beautiful showroom in HEREFORD which has some astounding furniture displays. Most of the designs have been portrayed and presented in a real life fashion so that our customers get an exact idea about the beauty of furniture. They can easily view and make a foolproof decision before purchasing a particular furniture item.

From wardrobes to chests of drawers, stylish beds to sideboards, oak dining sets to professional office furniture, they produce one of the finest commodities in and around UK.

From offers such as Price-Challenge-guarantee to stock clearance sales, we have always been the front runner when it comes to reaching the masses and convincing them to buy exclusive yet affordable pine furniture.

We accept all major credit cards and debit cards. Diners cards are also welcome.

Our round the clock customer care support ensures that you get the best answers for all your queries within the best possible time.

Why buy from Oakea

! The answer is simple, good quality

solid pine or oak furniture

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Popular soap opera ‘The Young and the Restless’ celebrates 35 years on the air

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The popular American soap opera The Young and the Restless, currently the reigning Emmy Award-winner for best daytime drama, celebrated 35 years on the air Wednesday.

The 35th anniversary also comes after the series, known colloquially as Y&R, marked its 1,000th straight week as the highest-rated soap opera in a daytime slot. In addition to keeping the #1 spot every week since December 1988, Y&R has also been the top-rated soap in the African-American demographic since 1991.

A trend-setter since the beginning, Y&R relied on character-driven storytelling, accentuated with understated sexuality from its cast, which at that time was mostly young, in order to bring in teenage and twentysomething viewers who were ignored by soap producers and networks up to that time. These traits immediately set Y&R apart from other soap operas, and other soaps have since mimicked Y&R’s formulaic approach to offering something for everyone, especially younger viewers.

Since premiering on March 26, 1973, Y&R has become a worldwide cultural institution in its own right, racking up an impressive 100 Emmy Awards between the writers, producers, cast and crew since 1974. The show has aired in over 100 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, and Turkey, and reaches a worldwide audience of ten million daily. So far-reaching was Y&R’s appeal that Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci chose the serial’s theme song as accompanying music to her floor exercises at the 1976 Summer Olympics. In Australia, where Y&R has aired since 1974, the show was canceled by the original network that aired it in 2007, prompting a widespread fan backlash in that country. It was quickly moved to a pay channel.

Over the past 35 years, countless characters, marriages, divorces, births, deaths, and every joy and trauma in between have visited the residents of Genoa City, where Y&R is set. To commemorate the milestone, Mike Halterman from Wikinews interviewed three actresses who have played long-running characters on Y&R, and asked them to share their memories. All three responded to questions about what being on Y&R means to them, what their favorite storylines were, what they perhaps would have wanted to do all over again, and what they’d love to tell their fans directly.

Below are portions of all three interviews.


  • 1 Wikinews interviews Y&R cast members
    • 1.1 Questions asked to all three
    • 1.2 Questions asked to Melody Thomas Scott
    • 1.3 Questions asked to Michelle Stafford
    • 1.4 Questions asked to Tricia Cast
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Appalachian Mountains coal company target of protesters

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Saturday, July 9, 2005

A Friday protest in downtown Richmond drew around 200 protesters to Virginia’s state capital to demonstrate against strip mining practices of Massey Energy Company. Demonstrators marched through town and gathered in front of the company’s office building where nearly 20 laid in the street of the city’s main thoroughfare, and were nearly arrested. A few linked arms around a sidewalk structure to avoid being hauled away by police.

Chanting “Blankenship, Blankenship, Blankenship,” and waving bed sheets for flags, the demonstrators demanded to be seen and heard by the Massey Chairman and CEO, Don Blankenship. Arrests for civil disobedience were avoided when two security guards were sent by the company to retrieve a list of their demands.

The demonstration, timed to coincide with Scotland’s G8 conference, was organized by a group called “Mountain Justice Summer” and environmentalists to protest mountain top removal mining techniques. The company’s mining operations are located in the Appalachian Mountain chain in the states of Virginia, West Virginia , Kentucky and Tennessee. Massey is the United States‘ fourth-largest coal mining operation.

A statement issued by a Massey spokesman defended their respect of people’s rights, and decried what they said was, “a great deal of misinformation.”

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that unofficial “legal observers” accompanied the demonstrators and carried notebooks to record crowd and police activity.

Entertainers and sportspeople make their stops at 2007 Taipei IT Month

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Recently on two weekends of 2007 Taipei IT Month, some entertainers from Hong Kong and Taiwan and basketball players from Super Basketball League chose their promotional stage at 2007 Taipei IT Month to promote their and exhibitors’ notabilities. Apparently, it caused their fans and crowded public visiting IT Month on two weekends.

Last week from December 1 & 2, members from MACHI brothers Stanley Huang and Jeff Huang, and a singer from Hong Kong Karen Mok visited this show to help exhibitors promote their new products and activities. On the other hand, a Taiwanese band “DA Mouth” and a famous Taiwanese singer Waa Wei successively held small concerts in the showground, this is differ than before because lots of medium-small concerts often held in the PAMC K-Mall or Ximending.

At recent 2 days (December 8 & 9), 5 players from Taiwan Beer Basketball Team like Chih-chieh Lin, Xing-liang Lou, Xiao-yuan Ha, Shih-nien Chen, and Shou-cheng He helped Asia Pacific Telecom Inc. for the cellular phone charity bidding. Not only this, entertainers like Rainie Yang, Sonia Sui, and a Taiwanese women musical group Hei Se Hui Mei Mei all successively visited booths of Ergotech Corp., Mio Technology, and Chinese Gamer International Corp. in this show.

In fact, this phenomenon, a company invited notable people to visit a show, often appeared at some consuming shows in the Taipei World Trade Center especially on gaming or IT shows. It often brought profits for entertainers, sportspeople, media, consumer, and companies as they separately gained what they need each other.


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Suitable Vacation Rentals Vienna Sited The Best Place From Where You Can Easily Reach Euro 2008}

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Suitable vacation rentals Vienna sited the best place from where you can easily reach Euro 2008


David Yuri

Are you looking forward for Euro 2008? Are you bored of watching the football matches in front of the TV? What are you waiting for then? You do not need to do more than come to Vienna and enjoy the games to make your dream come true.

As probably most of you know, the 2008 European Championship will begin in Austria and Switzerland, in June. Beginning with June 8, seven games of the UEFA will take place in Vienna. Being the host city for seven games, Vienna will be the center of attention for football fans all over the world. The championship will end on June 28, offering its viewers a splendid setting and a modern sports event.

Lodging in Vienna in this period will be quite difficult and this is why tourists who have already decided to come to Vienna for the championship would do better to book an apartment online. Vacation rentals Vienna sited will provide you with various choices, from which you can choose the one that suits you best. The seven matches will definitely attract hundreds of thousands of fans who are eager to come to Vienna especially for the final.

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The matches will take place on Ernst Happel Stadium and the organizers expect up to two hundred and fifty thousands visitors on every match day. The stadium was erected in 1931, named after the famous Austrian coach Ernst Happel in 1993. The stadium has a capacity of 53,000 seats and the playing field has already been equipped with a new heating system and two new video screens.

June 2008 is certainly the month of football in Vienna. You will definitely deal with an overcrowded city. Vacation rentals Vienna offer visitors a variety of accommodation choices, including luxury apartments. Lodging in Vienna will provide you an unforgettable vacation, as long as you know what sort of apartment you are looking for and how much you are willing to spend for the rent.

During the days in which there are no football matches, visitors will be able to enjoy the numerous Viennese attractions. The stadium is located in Viennas Prater, which is a huge recreation area that contains forests and grasslands. If you need to get away from the stadium agitation and noise, you can easily go for a walk in the forest and enjoy the unique Viennese landscapes.

Lodging in Vienna will give you the possibility to enjoy not only the football matches, but also the famous city of Vienna. Visitors can also enjoy the pleasures of the Viennese cuisine at one of the restaurants that are situated near the stadium. With vacation rentals Vienna, you may be sure that you will spend a dream holiday and that you will be looking forward to return to Vienna.

Vienna is the ideal place for football fans who want to relax between the matches, since they will find many parks, gardens and woods. Visitors will never get bored, since apart from enjoying the matches and supporting their teams, they can find more about Vienna. Lodging in Vienna especially during this period of the year will not be cheap and you should try to book an apartment before arriving there. This way, you know what to expect regarding the prices. Vacation rentals Vienna sited are worth being taken into consideration by those of you who wish to enjoy their privacy and the benefits of quality accommodation.

Lodging in Vienna

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Marketing blitz begins for final ‘Star Wars’ film

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Sunday, April 3, 2005 With six weeks before the sixth and final Star Wars film saga, Revenge of the Sith, hits theaters worldwide on May 19, the movie studios behind the brand have launched a massive marketing and merchandising campaign. It includes toys aimed at children, collectibles for adults active in fandom and other related merchandise such as science fiction novels based in the Star Wars universe.

The 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm studios make millions of dollars in licensing fees from toy manufacturers and promotional deals with fast-food restaurants, candy and cereal boxes. Even telephone companies are getting into the act. Cingular Wireless will be rolling out a Star Wars-themed promotion and handset downloads within the next few days, according to a company spokesman.

Sales from Star Wars tie-in merchandise have brought in a lot of money over the years. Star Wars toy sales themed with The Phantom Menace brought in $500 million. In 2002, Attack of the Clones toy sales were $225 million, according to reports.

In January 2003, toymaker Hasbro struck the biggest licensing deal for the brand when it agreed to pay Lucasfilm $200 million in cash and stock for the exclusive rights to make Star Wars-themed toys until 2018. That figure does not include Lucasfilm’s percentage of the profit from each toy’s sale.

Wal-mart and Target, the two largest toy retailers in the U.S. have entire aisles devoted to tie-in Star Wars action figures, full-sized mock ups of light sabers and other more whimsical items. Hasbro is even marketing a “Darth Tater” special edition of its classic Mr. Potato Head.

The merchandise also has a literary side. Author Matthew Stover has a monetization of Revenge of the Sith as part of a multi-book deal between Lucasfilm and publisher Random House’s science fiction specialty label, Del Rey. Stover’s book has consistently been in the Top 50-most ordered books, according to Other Sith-themed books released within the past few weeks include coffee table picture books and behind-the-scenes documentation detailing the making of the film.

Report reveals Top 10 most-confusing tech buzzwords

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Sunday, March 27, 2005Danville, California – The California-based Engligh language tracker, Global Language Monitor, released its 2005 list of most confusing – yet frequently cited – high tech buzzwords to be “HTTP,” “Voice Over IP” (VoIP), and “Megapixel.” Closely following were “Plasma,” “Robust,” “WORM” and “Emoticon.”

In early March, the group used a predictive index computer algorithm to track specific words and phrases in the media and on the Internet. They were tracked in relation to frequency, contextual usage and appearance in global media outlets.

The Global Language Monitor claims to analyze and catalogue trends in word usage and word choices, focusing on the linguistic impact on various cultures. The GLM says it relies upon a global network of volunteer linguists, professional wordsmiths and other bibliophiles to monitor the trends in the evolution and demise of world languages.

GLM’s list, in order of frequency of use, of the most-confusing technology terms with the group’s explanation as to why they are faulty follows:

  1. HTTP – HyperText Transfer Protocol is the standard protocol used for transmitting web pages (which are written in HTML (HyperText Markup Language)), not text written while hyper on too much Starbucks coffee. There are more than 1 billion references to HTTP on the web alone.
  2. Voice over IP – Voice over Internet Protocol, (pronounced voyp, similar to Detroit) is a way of transmitting voice data over the Internet. VoIP is becoming more popular as services such as Skype offer people free voice communication with anyone with a broad-band connection.
  3. Megapixel – Approximately one million pixels, not a single, big pixel (“mega” is the metric system prefix for million). “Pixel” itself is a technical term which means “picture element”. Digital pictures consist of a grid of millions of pixels, which are square or rectangular dots, each having a single colour.
  4. Plasma – A plasma display (commonly used in televisions) is a flat, lightweight surface with a grid of millions of tiny glass bubbles containing plasma. A digitally controlled electric current flows through the bubbles causing the plasma inside to glow various colours. Plasma displays have nothing to do with blood plasma.
  5. Robust – Robustness generally means “it won’t break easily.” It supposedly describes computer programs or hardware that have been well-tested and demonstrated to not crash or fail often, but since it is a vague term by nature (how robust is robust?) it is frequently used by marketing types regardless.
  6. WORM – While a worm is a type of computer virus, WORM stands for ’Write Once, Read Many’. It describes a file system primarily used for optical disks, such as CDs and DVDs. For example, CD-Rs can only be written (or “burned”) once but afterwards can be read many times (otherwise you could only listen to your music CD once). This excludes re-writable CDs which can be written many times.
  7. Emoticon – Emoticon stands for emotional icon. An emoticon is a sequence of characters that look visually like a face and are used in text chat to convey emotion. The most common emoticon is the smiley face – 🙂 – which looks like two eyes and a mouth turned 90 degrees.
  8. Best of Breed – Not to be confused with the Westminster Dog Show, a best-of-breed product is a personalized solution made of components from various manufacturers; in other words, it’s a sort of high tech ‘mix-and-match’.
  9. Viral Marketing – A recent marketing trend which relies on word-of-mouth to spread, rather than traditional advertising strategies. It is called “viral” because as people talk about it, the marketing message “spreads” to new people, who in turn inform others, and so on, which is how viruses spread. The Burger King “Subservient Chicken” campaign is considered an example of viral marketing. Computer viruses used by spammers to turn desktop computers into “zombie” spam relays are something completely different.
  10. Data Migration – Data migration is an idealistic (though usually impossible) concept where data can be used by different versions of the program in which it was created (newer or older). The migration (migration means “to move”) refers to the fact that the data is moved from one version (or program) to another without difficulty or loss of information. It is a subset of backward and forward compatibility.

Other terms being tracked included “client/server,” “solution,” “paradigm,” “backward compatible,” and the “STUN protocol.”

Microsoft develops anti-virus product

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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Microsoft Corporation announced plans to launch a new security product later this year, named Windows OneCare.

Product features are to include anti-virus software capabilities, a new firewall and PC tune ups. The PC tune ups include utilities for improved backup and restore capabilities, and easy access to Windows PC maintenance tools for file repair and hard drive clean up.

The major elements of the product are:

  • A firewall that (unlike Windows Firewall but like third party personal firewall products for Windows) prevents unauthorized programs from making outgoing connections
  • Anti-spyware, based upon Microsoft AntiSpyware
  • Virus protection, based upon technology bought by Microsoft from the Romanian company GeCAD
  • Scheduled disc cleanup and defragmentation.
  • Automatic backup to writable CD or DVD.

An early beta version of product, not including the anti-spyware capability, has already been released to Microsoft employees. A public beta is scheduled for later in 2005.

Microsoft plans to make Windows OneCare available to customers for a yearly subscription fee.

Recently, Microsoft bought Giant software, makers of antivirus and spyware prevention software. Windows Anti-Spyware software is already built on this system.