Thursday, June 30, 2011

Canada day 2011, Canada, Wireless Festival 2011 line up, Greetings

If you haven't yet decided how to celebrate our country, there are plenty of Canada Day events in Toronto to choose from. Not surprisingly, outdoor events involving some combination of music, food and fireworks are big this weekend, but you can also get some history in, if you like.


The Canada Day Checklist

Over on  Canada Online, Susan Munroe has put together a Canada Day Checklist with the answers to a number of questions that often come up this time of year. Have a look if you want to learn more about our flag, our national anthem, the Fathers of Confederation, fireworks safety, and more.


Happy Doctors Day 2011, Quotes, SMS Greetings, In English

1st July of every year in India is celebrated as the National Doctors' Day,for remembering the legendary doctor B. C. Roy’s birthday. To celebrate this occasional day we can send best wishes about health to our relatives and friends. Here gives Happy Doctors Day SMS Greetings In English, send it to your groups mobile.


On this Doctor’s Day,
I want to thank you
As I am hearty and healthy again,
Hope you have a great day.
Happy Doctor’s Day !
(2) Doctor’s prescription 4u.
A cute little smile 4breakfast.
More laughs 4lunch.
Lots of happiness 4dinner.
Doctor’s fee ? An sms when ur free !
(3) May all your days be
As wonderful as
You Have made
all of mine !
Happy Doctor’s Day !
(4) It is Your deed
That makes us feel proud
It’s great to have a doctor in the family.
Wish you a very
Happy Doctor’s Day !

Happy Friendship Day 2011, SMS, Greetings

This year Friendship Day 2011 will be celebrated on 7th of August 2011. Friendship Day is celebrated in most number of countries. In India friendship day celebrated as festival being enthusiastically by the youth especially students.

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Friendship Day 2011  
Friendship Day celebrations are marked in schools and colleges in India. On this day everyone spend time with their friends and share their love for them. And exchange of Friendship Day Gifts like Friendship day greeting cards, Wrist Bands and flowers of this occasion in India.girls friendship-day1

People dedicate Friendship Day festival to their best friends. Recollecting their sweet memories of the time spent together. And exchange of Friendship Bands is the other most special feature of Friendship Day celebrations.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Juneteenth Celebrations | Juneteenth Poem

Happy Juneteenth celebrations to those who celebrate and/or observe the day, and to encourage those who don't know about it to learn about the holiday and its importance. Please note there are also extensive links for research at AfriGeneas, linked below, including the text of the Emancipation Proclamation itself.
In honour of the day, with kind permission of the author, a poem by Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, publishedat AfriGeneas for Juneteenth 2004:

Free at Last, a poem for Juneteenth
General Granger brought the news to Galveston:
'The war is over! '
The Emancipation Proclamation has declared,
'All who live in bondage here shall be free.'
Every year in the land of the Lone Star State,
Resounding from sea to sea,
the sons and daughters of those who were held
shout: , 'Free at Last, Hallelujah, I'm free.'
Leaving their shackles where they fell on the ground,
after 300 years of forced bondage; hands bound,
descendants of Africa picked up their souls
departed for the nearest resting place.
Some went no further than the shack out back
hard ground for a bed hard labor to stay alive
Them that stayed said, 'This is my home
Even though I can't really call it my own.'
Some went to the nearest place of worship
perhaps to a clearing in the grove
or some hollow place in the underbrush
Said 'Jesus, Thank you for delivering me'.
Some ran as fast as they could
into the service of another man
Working for a meager pittance
one backbend short of being a slavehand.
Some went to the closest speakeasy
toasted the Union and Lady Luck,
patted each other on their whip-marked backs,
drank themselves into oblivion.
Some swam the way of the river
following the Rio Grande or the up-flowing Mississip
Hastening to get as far away as they could
Thrusting their futures into unknown sanctuary.
Some went straight to the promise land,
heart couldn't take this earthly joy no more.
Some kept running forever
like a stone unable to grasp the firmity.
No matter where they went
They said, 'I an where my soul wants to be'.
I will always remember; I will never forget
Now I can shout 'Hallelujah, I'm free'

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fathers's Day Gift Ideas | eCards for Father’s Day

June 19 is Father’s Day. This year, why not send your dear old dad an ecard? More interactive than a traditional card, they’re the eco-friendly alternative and  let’s face it darn handy if you’ve left it to the last minute.

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Whatever your relationship with Dad, we’ve got a card for it. With 10 great Father’s Day designs ranging from traditional greetings to more contemporary shoutouts, all of these great ones are free! Take a look through the gallery to see our picks and let us, and the Mashable readership, know of any other complimentary ecard services you would recommend in the comments below.

Fathers Day SMS Quotes Pictures Father’s Day Greetings Card, Date


Pay My Regards To Ur Father
Who Is Tolerating Such A Dumb Duffer Child,
What A Stamina He Has Got..
I Salute Ur Father:p

Happy Father’s day


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If the relationship of
father to son could
really be reduced to biology,
the whole earth would blaze
with the glory of fathers and sons.

Happy father’s day.

Father's Day


-A Great Man Who
Spares His Life …

…-Hides His Feelings …

-Ignores His Happiness …

-Accepts The Struggle …

So Don’t Hurt Your Gentle
Dad …

Think About Him … !


A Father means so many things…
An understanding heart,
A source of strength and support right from the very start.
Happy Father’s Day


No, one take place of your father.
He is only to protect you and work for you in day and night.
No one came better for you but your father.
Happy Father Day

Fathers day Cards from Daughter | Fathers day Quotes from Daughter

Father's Day

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday to all! Today I wanted to share a couple of Father's Day cards I designed for Heartfelt Creations!

This is my challenge card!

For my first card, I tried to get different pictures to show the the inside is where the bear is :) the front of my card is open, and Ive added the sentiment to the front of the card.

Here are two of the Father's Day cards I've made, top one is for my FIL and the bottom is for Rich from the boys...

Father's Day

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Meljens - Red, White & Blue
Papertake Weekly - Dads & Lads
My Mum's Craft Shop - Seeing Spots
Do It With Digis - Animal Magic
Cupcake Crafts - Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Father's Day Cards
2 Sisters - For A Guy

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Supplies for top card:
Image - Lili of the Valley die cut square
Papers - For the Record by Echo Park from My Mum's Craft Shop
Buttons - stash
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Netting stuff - stash
Supplies for bottom card:
Image - Pappa Bear by Meljen's available from Whimsy Stamps
Papers - For the Record by Echo Park from My Mum's Craft Shop
Buttons - stash
Sentiment - generated on pc
Tools - scissors for distressing

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fathers day gift Ideas, Father s day Crafts

Almost three out of every four men is overweight or obese in the United States -- with more than 30 percent falling into the obese category. The health consequences of obesity are sobering -- the CDC has linked the condition to coronary heart diseases, stroke, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, reproductive problems and mental health conditions, to name just a few.


But according to CDC statistics, a whopping 50 percent of men report that they never engage in vigorous activity during their leisure time for more than 10 minutes -- a key component of keeping weight under control, especially as men get older.

So, as part of our series on healthy Father's Day gifts, here's your guide to presents that will get dad moving -- and hopefully healthier by the next Father's Day. Check them out and share your own ideas, as well.

No one wants to hit the gym with ill-fitting workout clothes and sneakers. Even if Dad isn't a fashionista, he'll appreciate having the right gear to fit him now -- not 10 pounds ago. If you're not sure on a style, let him pick out his own pair this Sunday, and then go for a family run -- several studies have identified a link between social support and weight loss goals.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Valentine Day 2012 Week List Hug Day SMS Messages, Wallpapers, Hug Day Celebration 2012

Hug Day Quotes, SMS and Scrapes

indexValentine Week List 2012 Hug Day SMS Messages Hug Day Celebration 2012

Hug Day is not how long u’ve been together; not how much u’ve given or receive; Not how many times u’ve helped each other
What the heart gives away is never gone, but kept in the hearts of others, from dusk to dawn. Hug Day you from the core of my heart. Be my Valentine.
If Roses were Black and violets were brown, my Hug Day for you would never be found but roses r red and violets are blue, all I want to say is I LUV U!
When you Hug Day someone, it’s nothing. When someone Hug Days you, it’s somthing. When u luv someone & they luv you back, it’s everything.

Valentine Week List 2012 Hug Day SMS Messages Hug Day Celebration 2012-1
A kiss is just a kiss till u find the 1 u luv. A hug is just a hug till u find the 1 u’re always thinkin of. A dream is just a dream till it comes true. Luv was just a word till I heard it from u.
I Hug Day you more today than I did yesterday, but not as much as I will tomorow.
U cant wrap love in a box,
But u can wrap a person in a hug.
A hug charms,warms
And makes everyone happy.
That must be why God gave us arms.
So here is a hug 4 u.
You are so especial to me.
There is nothing better than
Having you as a friend
To share each day with !
Thank you for making my
Day brighter
Even though i’m away, in my heart
I’m right by your side.
And here’s a hug from me
To say, I love you lots
Tonight I ask the stars above
How I’ll ever win your Hug Day
What do I do
What do I say
To turn your angel eyes my way?

Valentine Week List 2012 Hug Day SMS Messages Hug Day Celebration 2012-2

Its big
Its warm
Its here
It’s a big funny hug
With lots of love
From a heart that beats
Just for you!
1 2,
I Love You,
3 4
Love Me More,
5 6
Give Me Kiss,
7 8
Don’t Be Late,
9 10
Hug Me Then

World Environment Day 2011 slogans

World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day celebrations began in 1972 and has grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.

This year’s theme ‘Forests: Nature at Your Service’ emphasises the essential link between quality of life and the health of forests and forest ecosystems. The theme also supports this year’s UN International Year of Forests.

A Linkage grant has just been awarded to Environment Institute Researchers, Professor Andrew Lowe, Professor Barry Brook and Professor Corey Bradshawto develop best-practice restoration guidelines for forest ecosystems to enable them to become resilient to climate change and maximise biodiversity and carbon capture outcomes. The grant titled ‘Developing best-practice approaches for restoring forest ecosystems that are resilient to climate change’ is for $405,222.00 over four years.

Habitat restoration is critical for ameliorating the ecological impacts of environmental change. However, existing restoration practices tend to rely on ad hoc rules of thumb (e.g. ‘local is best’) that lack a firm scientific basis, fail to account for future climates, risk wasting resources and will likely produce sub-optimal, long-term outcomes. The project proposes to improve current restoration practices by combining genetic diversity, fitness assessment and simulation modeling with large-scale planting experiments to develop best-practice approaches for species and provenance choice, and landscape designs that are resilient to climate futures. It will also assess planting outcomes in terms of market-based instruments for biodiversity and carbon.

D-Day in Pictures, D-Day Remembered

D-Day in Pictures

Almost immediately after France fell to the Nazis in 1940, the Allies planned a cross-Channel assault on the German occupying forces. At the Quebec Conference in August 1943, Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt reaffirmed the plan, which was code-named Overlord. Although Churchill acceded begrudgingly to the operation, historians note that the British still harbored persistent doubts about whether Overlord would succeed.

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Credit: British Ministry of Defense
The decision to mount the invasion was cemented at the Teheran Conference held in November and December 1943. Joseph Stalin, on his first trip outside the Soviet Union since 1912, pressed Roosevelt and Churchill for details about the plan, particularly the identity of the Supreme Commander of Overlord. Churchill and Roosevelt told Stalin that the invasion would be possible by August 1, 1944, but that no decision had yet been made to name a Supreme Commander. To this latter point, Stalin pointedly rejoined, "Then nothing will come of these operations. Who carries the moral and technical responsibility for this operation? Churchill and Roosevelt acknowledged the need to name the commander without further delay.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Happy Dragon Boat Festival In Singapore

Dragon Boat Festival in Singapore. It invites both national and international teams to race along in decorated boats. The dragon boat race crew consists of 22 athletic member paddling furiously to the rhythm of  a drummer sitting at the head. Participating can be rather taxing on the old knees; the technique does not require the team to row, instead, they sit on their knees and paddle. Ouch! Like so many other Chinese events, there is a story behind the dragon boat race and it goes back two millennia.


Both a Minister of State and a poet, Qu Yuan threw himself into the Mei Lo river unable to bear the corrupt government and abuse of power he witnessed by courtiers. Fisherman tried to rescue the much-loved poet sailing up and down thrashing their oars in the water to ward off hungry fish. They failed to save him but in commemoration of his honest character they cooked rice dumplings wrapped in banana leaves. They threw them into the water to appease the spirits of the river on the anniversary of his death.


They still cook these dumplings, called Tsung Tze Ma Chang and throw them in the water on the day of the festival. You can still watch the ancient ritual of showering each boat’s dragonhead before the race. So, the furious rowing of the teams today mirrors the desperate attempts of the fishermen beating away the man-eating fish from Qu Yuan.

Their attempts may have been in vain, but the Dragon Boat Festival is a much more cheerful event today – a healthy dose of competition, ancient rituals all rounded off with some dumplings!

Getting There

  • The Bedok Reservoir is a quick and cheap 20-minute taxi ride to the east of the city.
  • Buses 18, 21, 22, 28, 65, 66, 67, 69 & 228 to Bedok Reservoir Road.
  • Even better, if you are making a stopover at Singapore and have time to kill, grab a taxi from Changi Airport to Bedok Reservoir. It’s better than moping about the airport in a stupor.

If you should miss the event, the Kallang River, close to the Central Business District is another place to spot some dragon boat racing. They practice at weekends and you could even give it a go yourself.


Hostels in Singapore

We’ve got some rather lovely hostels in Singapore which come very highly recommended by HostelBookers’ customers. If you’ve read our post on flight stopovers, you might decide that Singapore warrants a couple of days exploring. You are flying half-way round the world so make the most of it. Ranking top 3 in HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2011, The Rucksack Inn is right in the hub of Singapore’s exciting nightlife.Hangout @ Mt. Emily is a hip choice with lovely views over the park. Both offer shared or private rooms with rates ranging from €15 to €38pppn. Check out some more hostels in Singapore here.