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New Zealand Maori King Refuses To Meet Prince William

Maori royal King Tuheitia has refused to meet Prince William, said Prime Minister John Key expressing disappointment at the decision. The New Zealand Prime Minister said Kensington Palace had hoped Prince William would visit King Tuheitia at the Turangawaewae marae, or meeting place, during his April 7-16 trip to New Zealand with wife Catherine and baby son Prince George. But King Tuheitia's office rejected the offer, arguing the 90 minutes allotted for the visit to the Maori leader's base in the North Island was not long enough for proper protocols to be observed. Prime Minister Key said 90 minutes was a "quite more info generous" amount of time, given the royals' busy schedule, and it was a shame the visit would not go ahead. "It's rather disappointing because I think Prince William would have enjoyed going to Turangawaewae," he told New Zealand's TV3. "But it was King Tuheitia's people who said 90 minutes is not long enough. If you look at (the royals') programme, there are very few places where they're there for an hour, let alone 90 minutes. "Of course he webblog has to travel, he has to fit different things in. So in the end King Tuheitia's people said 'If you can't make it longer than 90 minutes then don't come' -- so they're not coming." King Tuheitia is descended from the first Maori King Potatau Te Wherowhero, who was appointed in 1858 by various North Island tribes who wanted a single figure to represent them in the way that the British monarchy was felt to represent New Zealand's white settlers.

Australia Seeks To Draw India Into Tighter Embrace With Nuclear Deal

Both Bishop and Robb were critical of the Kevin Rudd-led internet Labour government for overturning Liberal predecessor John Howard's decision to supply uranium to India. "The Howard government, in which I was a minister, had signed off on it. Unfortunately, the next government had a different policy," Robb said. "I think it will provide a great opportunity for peaceful power generation. We have 40% of the (visit site) world's uranium deposits and have a great willingness to ensure that it is made available to India." Peter Varghese, secretary for foreign affairs and trade, made the same point, albeit with the nuanced cautiousness of a career best site diplomat, when he said, "I think we'll get an agreement on uranium supplies. The Abbott government is very supportive of it.

Lady Gaga Films Music Video Project With Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Cast

The video was built around the cast of Bravo's hit series, which currently features Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards , Kim Richards, Brandi Glanville , Yolanda Foster, Joyce Giraud de Ohoven, go to website and Carlton Gebbia. It was taped shortly after the dramatic RHOBH reunion special. PHOTOS: Lady Gaga's wacky wardrobe Gaga, 27, is a known fan of the Housewives franchise. During news an appearance on Watch What Happens Live in September 2013, she told host Andy Cohen she likes "all the cities." (Bravo has had Housewives installments in Orange County, New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, Beverly Hills, Washington, D.C., and Miami.) PHOTOS: RHOBH's biggest bombshells "I really like Karent [Sierra, formerly of RHOM], because everybody hates her because she's gorgeous," the "Applause" singer said. "And then I also love Nene [Leakes] , 'cause she's just really real. And Kandi [Burruss] 'cause the girl's written a lot of great hit songs." (Atlanta Housewife Burruss is behind No. 1 tunes like TLC's "No Scrubs" and Destiny's Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills.") PHOTOS: Before they were Real Housewives "[I also like] Lisa Vanderpump," the Artpop star told Cohen of the glamorous Brit. "Mostly because she doesn't give any f--ks." Asked whether she'd thought of what her Real Housewives tagline would be if she were on the show, Gaga stood up to demonstrate for the camera.
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Pboc Signals Money-market Volatility As China Seeks To Tame Debt

At the same time, the PBOC needs to ensure enough credit to sustain economic growth above Premier Li Keqiangs bottom line of 7 percent. Social Stability Last months eleventh-hour rescue of investors in a 3 billion- yuan ($495 million) high-yield trust product distributed by Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. underscores the pressure on authorities to maintain financial and social stability even as they seek to slow credit growth and deter excessive risk-taking. Nomura Holdings Inc. last month predicted defaults across companies, local-government financing vehicles and borrowers in the shadow-banking industry, which involves trust companies and wealth-management products. It estimates 3.5 trillion yuan of trust products will mature this year, with the majority coming due in the second half.

Junkhouse Guitarist Dan Achen Dies At 51

Junkhouse Guitarist Dan Achen Dies at 51 He was 51. Achen, who owns Hamilton's Catherine North Studios , reportedly dropped to the ice during the game at Oakville's Glen Abbey arena, leading other players to quickly call for help. "There were paramedics on the scene within minutes, but they couldn't revive him," Duke Foster, Catherine North sound engineer and one of Achen's hockey teammates, told the Hamilton Spectator . Junkhouse formed in 1989 in Hamilton, and eventually went on to score an international hit with "Out of My Head," from their 1993 album, Strays. During the '90s, the band played alongside such acts as Crash Vegas and Soul Asylum, as well as collaborated with Sarah McLachlan on the song "Burned Out internet Car," from 1995's Birthday Boy. During the past ten years, Achen took on the role of producer at his Catherine North Studios, where artists such as Achen's niece Leslie Feist and Alexisonfire's Dallas Green recorded.

California Weighs Giving Tax Break To Space Exploration Firms

California Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Los <a href=\Kim Kardashian Angeles) listens to arguments in favor and opposition to AB10, a bill that raises the California minimum wage to $10 an hour, at the State Capitol in Sacramento, California, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/Max Whittaker" src="" /> The company, along with Virginia-based Orbital Sciences Corp, have NASA contracts worth a combined $3.5 billion for a total of 20 cargo flights to the International Space Station, a $100 billion research complex owned by the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan and Canada. SpaceX is preparing for its third cargo run to the space station on February 22. Other private space exploration companies have also set up shop in California, including Virgin Galactic. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell, a Republican whose district north of Los Angeles is near the Virgin Galactic headquarters, said lawmakers were working hard to restore California's glory as a hub for aerospace. "The golden days of aerospace were in California," Gorell said. "It's not that case anymore. We have to really focus and fight see page to keep those jobs here in California." The state's huge population growth after World War Two was due in part to plentiful jobs at such aerospace giants as Douglas Aircraft, Hughes Aircraft and Lockheed Corp.

Exclusive: Jennifer Aniston, 44, Has Bisexual Tryst And Seduces Two Men For Raunchiest Role Yet In Horrible Bosses 2, Leaked Script Reveals

Mike Dunleavy Channels Peyton Manning, Barks ‘omaha’ In Bulls Win What will her fiancé think?: The cover girl with Justin Theroux in September Things get weird when she asks him what his trigger is and he uncomfortably says, 'Ladies, bosoms, and their back sides. Tight sweaters and undergarments.' Jennifer Aniston in steamy role in Horrible Bosses She wants him: Her character, dentist Julia Harris, won't take no for an answer from her married assistant, played by Charlie Day When Aniston's Julia looks bored with that comment, he tells a story about how he felt up a pantiless flight attendant in attempt to gain her attention. She seems bored again so he mentions a guy being there too. She suddenly perks up, saying 'Meeting adjourned,' then kicks everyone out of her office. She then 'pushes Nick into a chair, kisses him and grinds on him,' per the script. So aggressive: In the sequel Aniston's character tells Day's character that she is obsessed with bedding him and won't stop till she succeeds Julia tells him, 'God that story was hot. I've got a little story for you Blanston. Don't move.' The fetching dentist then says from another room, 'In preparation for landing I need your shlong in a locked and upright position' then steps out in a very skimpy flight attendant costume, the kind girls wear at Playboy mansion Halloween parties. She starts kissing him, taking off his clothes, then jumps on him.
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Mutual Funds' Exposure In Banking Stock Hits 6-month High

banner This was web link the highest level since June 2013, when fund managers had shored up their investment in banking stocks to Rs 35,442 crore. In November 2013, mutual fund's exposure in banking stocks was at Rs 32,417 crore. Market participants said MFs have shown interest in banking stocks during the September-December period, primarily on account of measures announced by the RBI coupled with overall surge in the stock market. The click here banking index (bankex) surged 2.13 per cent in December, while the 30-scrip BSE sensitive index (Sensex) rose 1.82 per cent. In September, new RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan took steps to stabilise the rupee and also announced various measures to liberalise the banking system, including higher overseas borrowing limits for lenders and simpler processes for opening branches. The banking sector was followed by IT, where mutual fund investments stood at Rs 26,762 crore. Pharma stocks accounted for Rs 15,603 crore, while consumer non-durables attracted Rs 13,186 crore and petroleum segment Rs 10,045 crore.

Dominika Cibulkova Shocks Maria Sharapova At Australian Open

Cibulkova had never been beyond the fourth round in six previous attempts in Melbourne , although she has made the last eight at all the other three Grand Slams. Her shock win set up a updated blog post quarterfinal encounter with either eighth-seeded Serb Jelena Jankovic or Romanian Simona Halep, seeded 11. "I was 100 percent sure I could win. I never doubted myself even when I lost the first set," she said. "I knew what I needed to do. The most important thing is to believe in yourself." It was an error-strewn and see-sawing match in which Cibulkova won five straight games in the second set and then lost the next four. After Farrah Abraham racing through the first set Sharapova, who has reached eight major finals and won four, with her last success coming at the French Open in 2012, appeared to have a problem with her left buttock. The Russian, who is on the comeback trail from a shoulder injury, had endured two tough matches before meeting the Slovak and admitted after beating Alize Cornet on Saturday that she must improve. She got off click here. to the best possible start on Rod Laver Arena, making the most of an early Cibulkova double-fault to get the break.

Mediterranean Diet May Protect Against Diabetes

Healthy blood pressure tips CST, January 7, 2014 Without cutting back on calories, adopting a Mediterranean diet rich in extra-virgin more olive oil may protect people at high risk for heart disease against diabetes, a new study found. Researchers who analyzed data on more than 3,500 people at an increased risk for heart disease found those who were put on a Mediterranean diet were workout about 30 percent less likely to develop diabetes over the next four years, compared to those assigned to a general low-fat diet. "Randomized trials have shown that lifestyle interventions promoting weight loss can reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes, however, whether dietary changes without calorie restriction or increased physical activity also protect from diabetes development has not been evaluated in the past," Dr. Jordi Salas-Salvado wrote to Reuters Health in an email. Salas-Salvado is the study's lead author and a professor of nutrition at Rovira i Virgili University and the head of the Department of Nutrition at the Hospital de Sant Joan de Reus in download Spain. Previous research, including another study from Salas-Salvado and colleagues, suggested Mediterranean diets may be protective against diabetes. Mediterranean diets are generally high in vegetables, fiber-rich grains, legumes, fish and plant-based sources of unsaturated fat - particularly olive oil and nuts.
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