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Submitted by: Jane Michael

This mode of meditation was created by a guy named Rajneesh Chandra Mohan Jain, but he changed his name to Osho. He created a vast amount of meditation modes, but the most well known mode is called The Osho Dynamic Meditation.

His thought was that it wasnt necessary to be a recluse from the ways of the world to attain wisdom. Some would call this enlightenment. He thought that all people could attain wisdom if they had the right techniques. He thought that anyone had the potency to be a Buddha. He believed that love, peacefulness, and a free mind are in everyone. His philosophy about meditation was very non-traditional. He believed that contemporary folk had to be moving to meditate. He said that the high level of repressed feelings in modern people needed a release that involved dynamic movement.

Four Phases

There are four phases or stages to The Oslo Dynamic Meditation mode. First, the practitioner breathes fast and with intense energy. It is a rapid, but deep breathing technique. It is quite the opposite of any traditional breathing method. The meditators concentrates on his exhalation and not inhalation too as is traditionally done. The idea is that this hard and fast breathing will engender energy and that is utilized in stage two.

The next phase is for expelling any trapped emotion inside of the meditator. This phase of the meditation is extremely active; its a release phase so that the practitioner runs, hops, hollers, dances, shakes and otherwise acts out the emotion being released. It is supposed to be a total effort to give the body a chance to do its thing in releasing stayed emotion. This phase is controlled by the body and not the mind.

The following phase is where the practitioner expends any energy left by jumping and upon landing loudly says Hoo, Hoo. This is done for ten minutes.

For the fourth phase the practitioner seizes completely the energy secured by participating in the initial phases of the meditation. This is achieved by being completely still. Not a muscle is moved. The meditators goal is to be observant and see all that is occurring in his environment, this last for fifteen minutes.

The final phase of this meditation consists of dancing and rejoicing. The practitioner is supposed to be grateful that his bent up energy and emotion has been released. This phase lasts for fifteen minutes and is meant to help the meditator be happy for the entire day.

Oslo left this world in 1990. When you consider his ideas and beliefs about meditation, you realized that he turned traditional concepts upside down and inside out. Yet, his mode of meditation is still on the rise in usage. Apparently, his form of meditation is something that is more appealing to people that might not have gotten into meditation if only the tried and well-known methods were available to the contemporary public–maybe, a more raucous mode for an edgier generation.

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Australian Treasury related agencies spend 17000 AUD on massages in 2004

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Australian Treasury related agencies spend 17000 AUD on massages in 2004

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Australian agencies under the responsibility of the federal Treasurer, Peter Costello, spent approximately $17,000 AUD on massage services in 2004, namely the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

The Australian Labor Party member Christopher Bowen asked the Treasurer for details on massage services in a question on notice, and received the answer on October 31.

637 ASIC staff made use of massages, compared with only 50 in the ABS, who however spent more on massages than ASIC. ABS staff paid $15 for 15 minutes and $10 for 10 minutes, while ASIC staff paid only $10.86 per massage.

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Cyclists Jason English and Liz Smith win 24 Solo in Australia

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Cyclists Jason English and Liz Smith win 24 Solo in Australia

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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Mount Stromlo, Canberra — This Easter weekend, elite mountain bike riders competed in the Australian 24-hour solo championships at Canberra’s Stromlo Forest Park. Jason English from Port MacQuarie rode 33 laps and won the men’s race. Liz Smith from Wollongong rode 25 laps and won the women’s race.

Races are won by riding the most laps. If two riders complete the same number of laps in 24-hours, the winner is the one who has ridden them in the shortest time.

Riders wear lights on their helmets and bicycles during night laps. Due to the time of year, there is roughly twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of darkness each day.

The event is a curtain raiser for the WEMBO World Solo 24 hour Mountain Bike Championships, which will be held at Stromlo Forest Park on 12 and 13 October 2013. The race was for solo riders only.

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The weekend before, the teams of riders took to the track at the Mont 24 hour race at Canberra’s Kowen forest. With over 3,000 riders participating, it is now Australia’s largest cycling race.

The team version of the race was favoured by the weekend warriors, but also attracted more than a few elite athletes. Laps were ridden in relay fashion: each rider handed over the baton (which looked like a credit card) to another member of the team after riding one or more laps.

The track was in excellent condition, running through the trees. Without steep climbs or overly difficult technical sections, it permitted fast lap times.

No injuries were reported.

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Raw Opals spend week preparing for London Games

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Raw Opals spend week preparing for London Games

September 15th, 2017

Monday, May 21, 2012

Bruce, Canberra — This past week, an overstocked Australian Opals, the women’s national basketball team, prepared for the 2012 Olympic Games in London with a weeklong training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) to be used to help narrow the nineteen member Opals squad down to the twelve that go to the Games, and provide players who rarely play together an extended period of time to play together in order to improve on court dynamics.

Camp started on Sunday, with players arriving from hometowns around Australia including Cairns, MacKay, Gladstone, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Melbourne.

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Cayla Francis, Jenna O’Hea and Marianna Tolo at a practice on Wednesday.Image: Bidgee.

Kristen Veal at a practice on Wednesday.Image: Bidgee.

A strength and conditioning session on TuesdayImage: Bidgee.

A strength and conditioning session on TuesdayImage: LauraHale.

Lauren Jackson on MondayImage: Bidgee.

Marianna Tolo on MondayImage: Bidgee.

Carrie Graf on MondayImage: Bidgee.

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The defending champions, the United States women’s national basketball team, are perceived as the Australian Opals’ main competitors. In the last three Olympic Games the Opals got silver medals. In each of these cases the United States got first place. Coach Carrie Graf said “thinking about the US too soon in inappropriate”, “Our focus is first and foremost, game by game winning our pool”. Amongst the Australian Opals’ competitors in the pool are Brazil, Russia, and Great Britain. Carrie Graf said Great Britain “will put up a fight on home turf” but there is a “world class [AIS] facility” and “world class medical support staff” supporting the team.

Australian Opal player Penny Taylor recently suffered injury from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, meaning she cannot play Olympics this year. In regards to the situation player Lauren Jackson, who is going into her fourth Olympics, said “you would never wish that upon anybody.” She says as a team they have to “move on, move through that” and “come together” to pick up their offence and defense. Despite the loss of one of their key players she says “we definitely have the talent there” and the team is all “on the same page.” She feels “pretty confident” and speaks of “very exciting” times ahead. Jenna O’Hea is going into her first Olympics with the team. She is still “pinching” herself and says she is taking it “day by day”.

A typical day at the camp might start with a 7.00am – 8.30am breakfast at the AIS Dining hall, before one and a half or two hours of court, gym, or swimming training. The middle of each day might consist of media meetings, medical checks, team meetings, and time to practise shooting. Around 12.00pm, the players meet to eat lunch and recover from the morning. The afternoon typically consists of more training, and some scrimmage games. Players usually finish around 7.00pm for dinner, and perhaps a massage.

The nineteen players in attendance this week at training camp were Suzy Batkovic, Abby Bishop, Elizabeth Cambage, Rohanee Cox, Cayla Francis, Kristi Harrower, Laura Hodges, Natalie Hurst, Lauren Jackson, Rachel Jarry, Kathleen MacLeod, Jenna O’Hea, Samantha Richards, Jennifer Screen, Belinda Snell, Marianna Tolo, Kristen Veal, Carly Wilson, and Hanna Zavecz. Basketball Australia has named fifteen players that are to attend the second phase of the camp: Suzy Batkovic, Abby Bishop, Elizabeth Cambage, Kristi Harrower, Laura Hodges, Lauren Jackson, Rachel Jarry, Kathleen MacLeod, Jenna O’Hea, Erin Phillips, Samantha Richards, Jennifer Screen, Belinda Snell, Marianna Tolo, and Hanna Zavecz.

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Zoom Business Relcation Office Removal Solutions To Suit Your Business}

September 4th, 2017

Submitted by: Suliman Mossab

Removal Solutions for Your Business

If you have never had to conduct an office move before, you may not know where to begin. There are many factors that need to be considered when you are preparing for your move. The first factor to consider is hiring a business relocation company to help make sure your office belongings get to the location safely and with reliably.

You will want to find a company that has experience in all areas of office moving such as small office and industrial. Zoom Business Relocation can handle any job regardless of size. Here are some other factors you should consider.

Years of moving experience

After-move services for your convenience

Pre-planning services to make your move easie

Large storage facilities

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Timeliness and reliability

Local and interstate moves

Affordability to save you money on your move

Zoom Relocation Services

Zoom Relocation Services in Sydney has years of experience pre-planning and conducting office moves no matter what size the project is. They provide reliable, quick, and flexible moving services without charging you an arm and a leg. They can manage and conduct moves of any size. Running your business should be your number one priority. That is why you should hire an expert relocation service to handle the moving of your office belongings.

The Difference

What sets Zoom apart from the competition is that they put their customers before everything else. They also:

Provide unlimited boxes (must be returned)

Provide free quotes on their website

Have fine art packing and Office Relocations

Have machinery for heavy lifting

Offer organized removal of office belongings

Some moving companies only conduct local moves but Zoom is much different. They handle local and interstate moves no matter how big or small the move is. This is what makes them different from their competition. Having a reliable team of experts to handle your move allows you to focus on your business while they handle the rest.

Office Moves

If you are planning a large Office Removals, chances are you may not be fully aware of every aspect of planning that is involved. Large desks and cubicles need to be removed as well as chairs and filing cabinets. Zoom Relocation Services understands how important every piece of equipment is to your company. That is why they handle every aspect of the move as if it is the most important. They take their time and make sure that your belongings are protected so you do not have to worry.

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If you are planning an office move, Zoom Relocation Services is the place in Sydney to call. It is important to have a reliable team of experts by your side so that you can focus on running your business. Let Zoom Relocation Services handle your next move.

ZOOM Business Relocation is a leading professional business relocation company in Sydney offering you a comprehensive business move service; from start to finish. Office, warehouse, small to medium and large corporate business or whatever it may be; Zoom can accommodate every moving requirement with the same efficiency.

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2007 ING Taipei Marathon warming up competition goes to Kaohsiung

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2007 ING Taipei Marathon warming up competition goes to Kaohsiung

September 4th, 2017

Monday, September 17, 2007

On Saturday of September 15, ING Taipei Marathon South Taiwan Warming Up Competition goes to Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, not only 1615 professional runners but also international runners from Canada, Japan, UK, USA, Germany, and Ireland participated this event. And event organizer Chinese Taipei Road Running Association (CTRRA) presented limited “I Love Marathon” T-shirt for some of 3KM group runners.

Not only international runners, companies and enterprises such as China Steel Corp., CPC Corp. Taiwan, Taiwan Power Company, Chi Mei Medical Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, NXP Semiconductors Taiwan, Corning Co., Ltd. (Taiwan), National Highway Police Bureau of Taiwan, Kang Hsuan Educational Publishing Group, Kaohsiung Prison and Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office of Ministry of Justice of Taiwan also grouped and participated this event.

A great intensive competition is still in Men’s Group between Wen-chien Wu and Tsu-chien Cheng, but Wu still held his honor and won back this championship with 27 minutes and 34 seconds; In the Women’s Group, Chien-her Hsieh won with 31 minutes and 34 seconds, Yu-hao Wu won the champion with 40 minutes and 27 seconds in the Blind Group.

After this event, ING Antai and CTRRA announced that next stage of ING Taipei Marathon Warming Up will go to Taichung City at September 30.

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Photo source for Barack Obama presidential campaign “HOPE” poster discovered

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Photo source for Barack Obama presidential campaign “HOPE” poster discovered

September 4th, 2017

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Netizens have discovered the photograph that was used to create the iconic Barack Obama “HOPE” poster, which became a national symbol during his 2008 presidential campaign in the United States.

Los Angeles, California street artist Shepard Fairey’s poster design is an almost exact match to an Associated Press photo from October 2006 or earlier. Prior reports beginning on January 14, 2009 claimed that the poster was based on a different photo, a shot by Reuters photographer Jim Young from January 2007. However, on January 20, 2009 Flickr user stevesimula and blog commenters identified the Associated Press photo that appears to be a much closer match.

Fairey had revealed that he found the photographic basis for his four-color screen-printed design using Google Image Search, but could not or would not identify which photo he used. News broke of a supposed source only days ago. According to an earlier attempted analysis by Michael Cramer, it was a photo from TIME magazine which was reversed and stretched slightly. That photo was credited to “Jonathan Daniel” of Getty Images, but this turned out to be a misattribution. Reporter James Danziger of The Daily Beast tracked down the actual photographer for the TIME shot, Jim Young, and in his words “solved the biggest photographic mystery of the 2008 election”. Reuters also celebrated their photo as the basis for such a phenomenon as Fairey’s poster, and a print of the photo was sold to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. But it took only a few days for internet sleuths to show that, while similar, the Jim Young photo was not the one Fairey used.

The most convincing evidence that a different photo is indeed the one comes from Flickr: stevesimula produced a graphic comparing the two purported sources. The side lighting in the alternative photo creates highlight and shadow areas closely matching those Fairey used in his high-contrast stencil-like image, and the overlaid images line up precisely from Obama’s eyes to the shadow on his collar to his tie. Jim Young’s photo would have required manipulation to simply match the profile of Fairey’s design, even without considering details like the highlights and shadows.

The actual photo came from the Associated Press, as Wikimedians discovered using the “reverse image search engine” TinEye.com. That tip led photographer Tom Gralish of The Philadelphia Inquirer to the original photo through a Google image search for both “Obama” and “associated press”. The original contained IPTC metadata identifying the creator as Mannie Garcia, which Gralish quickly confirmed. The shot came from an April 2006 event where George Clooney, not then-Senator Obama, was the main attraction: Clooney was addressing the National Press Club about his trip to Darfur.

Fairey’s appropriation raises questions of intellectual property, as apparently no attempt was made to secure reproduction rights from the Associated Press. Sales of the image (on posters, clothing, and other paraphernalia) were used to fund the production of more posters in support of the Obama campaign, and raised Fairey’s public image considerably. A large hand-finished collage version was recently acquired by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery. The purchase price is not known.

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Satellite phone subsidy to be extended in Australia

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Satellite phone subsidy to be extended in Australia

September 4th, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2006

Senator Helen Coonan, Australian minister for communication, information technology and the arts, has announced the federal government will be extending its subsidy on satellite telephone handsets.

The scheme allows those living or working in parts of remote Australia without conventional mobile telephone services to claim a subsidy of up to AU$1,200 on the purchase of a satellite telephone.

The program was supposed to run for five years from 2002 until 2007. The program will continue until 2009.

In addition to the extension, the scheme’s eligibility criteria will be changed from July 1, 2006 to ensure that the scheme “continues to be well targeted,” according to Senator Coonan.

The changes will allow aboriginal corporations and educational institutions to claim the subsidy, which were previously ineligible. “These changes include increasing the level of support available to Indigenous corporations who may now be able to receive more than two subsidies in some circumstances, and introducing educational institutions as an eligible category,” Senator Coonan said.

The government will also change the way the subsidy is calculated. In the past, it had been calculated based upon the call plan chosen by the customer. The government will now calculate the subsidy based on the amount of time the customer spends in remote areas. Those operating a business in areas without ground-based mobile telephone services will be eligible for the full AU$1,200 subsidy, while those who spend some time in such areas will be eligible for AU$900.

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How To Earn Back The Car Value Diminished With Damages}

September 1st, 2017

HOW TO EARN BACK THE CAR VALUE DIMINISHED WITH DAMAGES

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Being a car owner brings a feeling of pride and joy to any person. The sense of self-dependence is still accompanied by commitment towards the well-being of your car. The fact is that with time everything available in market faces a depreciation in its worth. But when a motor vehicle is involved in a road accident it is bound to face a lot more.

Imagine if you are in market to purchase a used car from a private seller. You are being presented two same cars of same model, features and working conditions. You are unable to make any difference between these two. The moment you are told that one of these cars was involved in a physical collision, your perception and mindset will be totally changed for the car wrecked once. You may not be interested at all to purchase it or you may ask the seller for a heavy discount. This is what exactly happens when your car involved in physical collision reaches market. No matter how finely the repairs have been done, it will face a diminished value throughout.

This is why you need to make a diminished value claim which is separate and different from the regular accident claims. You are yes eligible for claiming the expenses you have made for repairing your vehicle and paying the doctor fees. But there is much more you deserve, as you will never get the same value your car possessed before accident, by law you are entitled to ask for diminished value claim settlement from the party at fault (or their insurance company).

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USEFUL TIPS TO DEAL WITH INSURANCE COMPANY

Negotiating with insurance company representatives is no less than a battle and being prepared will help you to make right moves at right time.

1)Get your car appraised by a certified auto appraiser

after the damages have been repaired. The value assessed and documented by him should be compared with the market value of the same make and model; the appraiser’s price will be significantly less than the list price. Knowing the exact current value will help you in making DV claim.

2)Decide on the amount you think you are entitled to and draft a letter to the insurance company of the other party involved in accident requesting the compensation of difference between the actual value and the book value. Explain that you were not at fault and follow your letter with a phone call explaining the same orally.

Insurers are known to be using offensive language and it is a real pain to negotiate with them that can be taken over by DV auto appraiser

hired by you. For a fee he will be getting you your claim amount.

The best part about DV auto appraisal services is they help in getting finances needed to repair the broken vehicle. When a car undergoes an accident and suffers major damages, auto appraisers help the client claim the maximum amount and get it in easy and quick way. Contact us now and give us a chance to offer you the best experience.

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Ford Motor Company cutting 30,000 jobs by 2012

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Ford Motor Company cutting 30,000 jobs by 2012

September 1st, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2006

The Ford Motor Company, the second-largest car manufacturer in America, will cut 30,000 jobs and 14 plants as part of a restructuring plan to relieve Ford after a US$1.6 billion loss last year in North American sales.

The plan, called “Way Forward”, the brainchild of Ford’s Chief Executive Officer, William Clay Ford Jr., is to end Ford’s North American losses by 2008. To accomplish this 30,000 jobs which make up 20 to 25 percent of Ford’s North American workforce of 122,000 people will be cut and 14 plants will be closed in order to bring Ford’s production capacity in line with demand.

By the end of this year, the Atlanta and St. Louis plants will be closed. Atlanta makes the Ford Taurus sedan, which is being phased out. The St. Louis plant is one of two plants that manufactures the Ford Explorer, whose sales had a 29% decline in 2005. It will also close its Wixom, Michigan plant, Batavia Transmission in Ohio the Windsor Casting plant in Ontario which was previously announced by Ford that it was to be closed after contract negotiations with the Canadian Auto Workers union.

The plant in St. Thomas, Ontario plant will have one shift cut from it. The plant makes the Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis cars. On this cut of the one shift, Whitey MacDonald, chairperson of Local 1520, Canadian Auto Workers union said “There is a lot of anger here today, there is no doubt about it. Any time a plant goes to one shift, it puts them in limbo. This car has made the company millions of dollars over the years they have invested in other products and locations – we are entitled to some new investment given our track record.”

Positive news for the plant is that Ford is still committed to invest $200 million into the plant to upgrade the appearance of the two cars manufactured there. On the contrary, according to Automotive analyst Dennis DesRosier believes that the factory is still “likely” to close. DesRoiser said, “The St. Thomas plant is old, the product is old, it make sense it is on that list. This may be just a short-term reprieve, it may be look at permanent closure in two to three years.”

Two more plants will close in 2008, another two in 2012. Two more plants to be closed are to be announced later this year. Also, Ford will fire 12% of its 53 executive officers.

Due to the company’s current contract with the United Auto Workers union, workers at the idled plants will still be receiving their pay and benefits until Ford negotiates a new contract with the union. However, the workers may not earn what they earn today because they will not be eligible for overtime.

The UAW President Ron Gettelfinger and Vice President Gerald Bantom called say the plan is “extremely disappointing.” The UAW issued statement saying “The impacted hourly and salaried workers find themselves facing uncertain futures because of senior management’s failure to halt Ford’s sliding market share. The announcement has further left a cloud hanging over the entire work force because of pending future announcements of additional facilities to be closed at some point in the future.”

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