By A.Noton

When a person suffers an injury due to the negligent actions or inactions of another person(s) or entity, the victim has to not only deal with the physical and emotional trauma, but they also have to consider such costs as medical care expenses, loss of income, loss of future income, and ongoing medical care costs such as physical therapy. When in such a situation, victims will often consult with a personal injury lawyer to determine if they have a personal injury claim. To determine if you have a case of negligence, there are a number of documents that will be required as well as important preparations. In addition, these documents will also be required for the actual personal injury lawsuit.

Depending on the circumstances of the event that resulted in the accident and the severity of the injury, you will have reports that will be needed by the personal injury lawyer for the case. For example, there will likely be a police report if the injury was the result of the car accident. In such cases, the lawyer will need all relevant police documents.

With a personal injury that occurred due to the negligence of another, there will be medical treatment which will vary according to the severity of the injury. Any medical expenses such as prescription costs, physician expenses, hospital stay, ambulance costs, therapy costs, long term medical costs, etc, will be needed for the personal injury case. As well, other medical paperwork and medical records such as physician notes, X-rays, CAT scan results, and any other medical evidence will help the personal injury lawyer determine the amount of compensation you deserve. Documentation of any pre-existing conditions must also be given to the personal injury lawyer as well as any medications that are not associated with the accident that you are currently taking. You may also be required to have a psychologist report if you have been emotional and psychologically traumatized.

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When you meet with the personal injury lawyer, you will be asked lots of questions. It may be helpful to write down some notes regarding the events surrounding the accident. Try to remember little details of the event. The situation surrounding the injury could impair a person’s capability to remember clearly so it is a good idea to think about what happened and make notes of things you remember. For instance, if you were in a car accident, how fast were you driving? Was it raining? Were you wearing your seatbelt? Had you consumed alcohol prior to the accident? You should also write down questions you want answered from the lawyer. You should ask about such things as: attorney fees, retainer, experience of the lawyer with personal injury cases, any specialized areas like yours, chances of a settlement, any specific information you may have to acquire for the injury claim. It is always beneficial to come prepared for a meeting with a personal injury lawyer.

Hiring a personal injury lawyer from a Personal injury lawyer Toronto firm will greatly increase the chance of a successful personal injury claim. Personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and experience to prepare a case so you will be assured your injury claim is being handled properly and you can then focus on your recovery.

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its progress.–KDP3 (talk) 00:11, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

I do wonder how they made it work under Sharia law?

I’m assuming it does comply with Sharia law, as they are restricted to representing women in specialized courts (i.e. no contact with men).

It’s very telling that this is actually considered news.

Saturday, October 11, 2008 

An Alaskan legislative investigation, nicknamed ‘Troopergate’, concluded Friday that Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin had abused her power during her time as Alaskan governor.

The report, released by a bipartisan investigative committee, found that Palin had violated the state Ethics Act when she allowed her husband to pressure former Commissioner of Public Safety Walt Monegan into firing state trooper Mike Wooten; however, she was well within her rights to fire Monegan because of disagreement on budget cuts.

Sarah Palin had “knowingly permitted a situation to continue where impermissible pressure was placed on several subordinates in order to advance a personal agenda,” the report went on to say.

Todd Palin, her husband, admitted to trying to forcefully remove Wooten because of alleged actions such as driving under the influence, threatening Palin’s father, and using a Taser gun on his son. The pressure came after a hostile divorce between the governor’s sister and ex-husband, who was accused of threatening the family.

The governor’s explanations of her reasons for firing Monegan had been inconsistent, from denying a “personality conflict” to insubordination and incompetence. She consistently denied, however, the firing being related to Wooten.

“The Palins make no apologies,” a statement released by her campaign said, “for wanting to protect their family and wanting to bring attention to the injustice of a violent trooper keeping his badge and abusing the workers’ compensation system”.

While the investigative committee had agreed unanimously to release the report, a few Republicans on the panel had attempted to halt the investigation, citing political bias. Republican Senator Gary Stevens warned voters to be “cautious” and to “realize there’s much more in it than just the one-page findings”.

Sunday, December 16, 2012 

Former Zimbabwean professional footballer Adam Ndlovu has died in a car accident that also left his brother critically injured. Adam and his brother Peter, also a former professional footballer, were in the accident after failure of a tire on the BMW X5 Adam was reportedly driving. Reports also suggest an unidentified female passenger may have died in the accident.

George Bhebhe, a friend of Adam, spoke to The Zimbabwean about the circumstances of the accident. He said “Adam died early this morning when their vehicle veered off the road after a tyre burst and hit a tree 20 km from Victoria Falls. He died on arrival at hospital. Peter is in critical condition and he is at Victoria Falls hospital in Intensive Care Unit. But arrangements still being made to transfer from there to a hospital in Bulawayo or Harare”.

Both Adam and Peter played for the Zimbabwe national football team and Peter is their all time top goalscorer. During his career Peter played in the English Premier League and played for Coventry, Sheffield United, Birmingham, and Huddersfield. Sheffield United tweeted “Our thoughts are with former player Peter Ndlovu, who has been critically injured in a car accident in his native Zimbabwe. #sufc”

Adam formerly played for the Zimbabwean team Highlanders and at the time of his death coached Zimbabwe Premier League team Chicken Inn, based in Bulawayo.

Tips On Finding Excellent 1 Carat Diamond Engagement Rings


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Finding an appropriate engagement ring can sometimes be tough, especially if you don’t really know what you are looking for and how much it would cost. A 1 carat diamond engagement ring is the ideal piece to present your beloved with, but there are a few things that you may want to remember before going out and shopping for one. If you are on the lookout for the best diamond engagement ring you can give to your fiance then it is best that you are equipped with enough information to help you on your quest. Here are a few tips.

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Knowing the characteristics of the 1 carat diamond which will be set onto the metal band can be a great advantage for you once you go shopping for an engagement ring. Diamonds are categorized according to clarity, cut, carat, and color. Each characteristic can add or lessen the value of the diamond that is used in an engagement ring, but the most important would be its carat weight. The size of the diamond has no relevance to its cost because diamonds are always valued according to how many carat it weighs. This is why you will see a lot of diamond engagement rings that have bigger diamonds in them but cost far less than rings with smaller diamonds. Another factor that can help you in shopping for a 1 carat diamond engagement ring the various forms of metal bands that you can choose from. Gold and silver have always been top favorites, but platinum has become the preferred material that is used to make engagement rings. This is because platinum is very durable and can last daily wear and tear, should the bride-to-be decide to wear it on a regular basis. Platinum and white gold engagement rings also complement any type of clothing that you choose, therefore giving you a level of flexibility which other jewelry pieces don’t have. When purchasing an engagement ring, it is also important to know the type of design to go for. There are lots of 1 carat diamond engagement rings in the market and you would want to find the one that would fit your fiance perfectly in terms of size and design. A simple yet elegantly designed engagement ring will surely stand out among others which have flashier and colorful designs A great way to make sure that your fiance appreciates and accepts your proposal is by designing the engagement ring yourself. There are jewelers and online stores that can make a 1 carat diamond engagement ring according to your specifications, so you can take advantage of this and design a ring that will best symbolize your devotion and love. Lastly, 1 carat diamond engagement rings also vary in price, so you may want to avoid spending an amount of money that is larger than what you expected to pay for. Set a limit on how much you can actually afford and narrow down your choices. You can also go for the unbranded rings that are similar in quality to the designer ones to save on costs.

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Friday, November 4, 2011 

Anglo American PLC has negotiated a price of US$5.1 billion to buy 40% of diamond giant De Beers from the Oppenheimer family. Anglo’s stake will jump from 45% to either 75% or 85%; the Botswanan government has an option to increase its own stake.

“This has been a momentous and difficult decision as my family has been in the diamond industry for more than 100 years and part of De Beers for over 80 years,” said De Beers chairman Nicky Oppenheimer. The Oppenheimers are selling their entire remaining stake in the company they took over in the 1920s. They retain 2% of Anglo, founded in 1917 by Sir Ernest Oppenheimer. Until Nicky’s resignation this year Anglo’s board has always featured an Oppenheimer.

As-of June De Beers assets totalled US$8.2 billion with US$1.2 billion pre-tax profit over the prior six months, compared to a US$863 million pre-tax profit last year. The firm owns two Canadian mines and one in South Africa, along with joint ownership with Botswana in two of the world’s biggest diamond mines.

Part of the sale deal promises the Oppenheimers will be given part of any value increase if the firm is floated within two years. Nonetheless, Anglo CEO Cynthia Carroll denied this means a flotation is planned. She also said there is no connection between the purchase, which is set to be finalised next year, and Chilean state-owned copper firm Coldeco’s recent major purchase of 49% of various Anglo property. The Oppenheimers receive 20% of any price increase if a float occurs within a year, and 10% if one happens the year after.

Home-invaders pose as NYC police

Monday, July 16, 2007 

In two separate incidents, men posing as members of the New York Police Department (NYPD), have invaded homes in the New York City area. In both cases, they robbed the residents, but in the most recent, they sexually assaulted a woman.

On Saturday, July 14, at 1:09 a.m. EDT (UTC-4), four men knocked on the door of a Yonkers, New York, apartment. The 33-year-old male that lives there opened the door, as the men outside wore NYPD hats and t-shirts, and had badges hanging around their necks.

The men promptly ordered the male victim to the floor. “When this guy pushed me, he had a gun in my face,” the victim said. “I could see the other guy. He motioned to the others, come on, let’s go, let’s go.” The intruders shouted “Where are the drugs?” as they ransacked the apartment.

Two of the men entered the bedroom and sexually assaulted the 30-year-old female. The couple has a five-year-old child, who was sleeping in another bedroom. “The more I resisted, the more he began to hit me,” the woman said. She said she was sexually assaulted by two of the men while her boyfriend was bound and guarded.

Police said the men then left with a cell phone, a laptop computer, a diamond ring and a gold chain. Police do not believe that they were real officers. As of this afternoon, no arrests have been made.

On Thursday, July 5, shortly after six p.m. in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn five men knocked on the door claiming to be “the police.” When the victims opened the door, they pushed their way in demanding the family give them drugs and money.

When police responded to a call reporting a robbery, they found the family, husband, wife and their daughter, tied up. The man suffered a head injury when he was pistol-whipped. Police say the robbers got away with a camera, jewelry, and US$5,000 in currency.

Neighbors told NY1 that they were stunned. “Frightened. Make you think twice before you want to open the door, you know,” said one of the neighbors. “Now you be asking for all this ID and stuff and even still you’re going to wonder, are they for real? So it’s kind of scary.”

There is no word about whether the two cases are connected. Yonkers is on the border of New York City, but is outside the jurisdiction of the NYPD.

By Rajeev Kumar

The reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901), is termed as the Victorian Era and the fashion of clothes in that time came to be known as the Victorian Clothing. Restricted to the safe confines of the United Kingdom and it’s colonies before being aped by the other western countries, the Victorian Clothing in the eighteenth century was generally custom made by seamstresses, milliners, tailors, glovers, hatters and many other specialized tradesman who served a cliental from local shops.

By the early nineteenth century, clothing was generally factory made and sold in large, fixed price departmental stores. At that time, the tailors who sewed from home saw a steady decline in their business. This led to the introduction of lock stitch sewing machine which simplified both home as well as shop dressmaking. Gradually Victorian clothing became a favorite among the new generation as they were manufactured keeping in mind the taste of the common people.

Women clothing was the highlight of Victorian Clothing. What started as a straight Regency silhouette, blossomed into exaggerated skirts and sleeves supported by crinolines or hoops and narrowed by the way of bustle or hobble skirts.

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As far as the men were concerned, their clothing was perhaps the least volatile. From the wasp waist and frock coats of the 1830’s to the dandy and sober sack suits and Norfolk jackets of the 1901, the difference was clearly visible. During the mid eighteenth century Victorian Clothing, casual wear like neckties and scarves became very popular with men. Shirts were commonly made of linen and were mostly in the shades of black and grey.You get all kind of choice, shades, designs and size available on the internet. Before buying these Victorian cloths check for the details. Check if it really suits you.

The contemporary clothing lines make use of these designs which have been passed on from generations, and some, if not most, have an essence of the Victorian era as well. To search for such items, you can always log on to the net and gather all the information you need. Despite being old these are still fashionable and is a must have for any woman’s wardrobe. These Victorian clothing add style to your tastes. It says a lot about the personality you are. However you need to do some research about Victorian clothing if you really want to get something that has some essence of history.

As for those who need to choose from a variety of bridal getup, the Victorian clothing for brides to be, is a must see for all. We have evolved from olden times to become a modern genre but all our latest trends have an essence of the historic past. At present, a whole new range of clothes inspired from the Victorian Era are readily available on the internet. However you need to be very sure about the quality. Check with the seller about the washing instructions. Some of the stores may also provide guarantee for these Victorian clothing, check it they guarantee their products.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 

NASA’s Cassini orbiter has sent back remarkable images from Saturn, revealing that the planet’s famous rings are far more bumpy than expected.

Astronomers previously thought that the rings were almost completely flat, with changes in height of only a few metres. However analysis of the new images show ridges up to 4 kilometres tall, similar in height to the Rocky Mountains or the Alps.

The images were taken around the planet’s equinox on August 11, when the Sun was directly over Saturn’s equator and caught the rings edge on. A similar equinox occurs today (September 22) on Earth. But whilst equinoxes occur twice a year on Earth, Saturn takes around 29.7 Earth years to orbit the Sun so the events are much rarer.

With the light from the Sun reaching Saturn’s rings at such a low angle, scientists were able to measure the shadows cast by bumps on the rings and discover their surprising height. As Cassini project scientist Bob Pappalardo put it: “It’s like putting on 3-D glasses and seeing the third dimension for the first time. This is among the most important events Cassini has shown us.”

Some of the ring features are known to be caused by Saturn’s moons, but others are harder to explain. “To understand what we are seeing will take more time, but the images and data will help develop a more complete understanding of how old the rings might be and how they are evolving,” said Linda Spilker, Cassini deputy project scientist.

Cassini was launched in 1997, and entered orbit around Saturn in 2004. It is part of the Cassini-Huygens joint mission between NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 

Astronomers have found a huge new ring around the planet Saturn. The faint dust ring extends up to 7.4 million miles (12 million km) from the planet and could fit over a billion Earths inside it, making it the largest in the Solar System. It could also solve a mystery about one of Saturn’s moons that has puzzled scientists for centuries.

The ring was found with the help of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, with details published today in the journal Nature. It is thought to consist of ice and dust from Saturn’s moon Phoebe, which is kicked up by collisions with comets and then drifts in towards the planet. The ring and moon both orbit in a plane inclined at 27 degrees to the other rings.

“This is one supersized ring,” said Dr Anne Verbiscer of the University of Virginia, one of the authors of the paper. Of Saturn’s other rings, the largest is the E-ring, a mere 150,000 miles (240,000 km) in diameter. Jupiter also has “gossamer rings” of a similar diameter to the E-ring. If the Phoebe ring was visible from Earth, it would appear twice as large in the sky as the full Moon.

However the newly found ring is extremely faint. It is made up of dust particles around 10 microns (thousandths of a millimetre) in size, and according to Verbiscer, “In a cubic km of space, there are all of 10-20 particles.” This explains why it has evaded discovery until now. “If you were standing in the ring itself, you wouldn’t even know it.”

The Phoebe ring does not reflect much visible light, but the Spitzer telescope was able to pick up the dust’s faint infra-red glow. The telescope, launched in 2003, orbits the Sun and is roughly 66 million miles (107 million km) from Earth. It is one of NASA’s four Great Observatories.

The discovery could also finally account for the unusual appearance of Iapetus, another of the planet’s moons. When Iapetus was first observed in 1671 by astronomer Giovanni Cassini, its leading side was seen to be much darker than the other. Until now scientists had been unsure why this was. Now it is thought that the moon orbits in the opposite direction to the ring, and as Iapetus moves through the ring, dust builds up on its front surface. Verbiscer likens it to “bugs on a windshield.”

“Astronomers have long suspected that there is a connection between Saturn’s outer moon Phoebe and the dark material on Iapetus,” said Douglas Hamilton, another author of the paper. The material has been found to have a similar composition to Phoebe’s surface. “This new ring provided convincing evidence of that relationship.”

This is the second major discovery for astronomers studying Saturn in the past month. In September, evidence from the Cassini orbiter showed that Saturn’s other rings were far less flat than expected.