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Convertible Sofa Couch – For a Contemporary and Luxurious feel

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Whenever we have guest visiting and no extra bedding for the night, we often use our sofa as the bed. This can get a little uncomfortable as the sofa restricts our sleeping positions, thus giving unwanted body pain. In order to avoid such inconvenience try convertible sofas. They are basically a day couch which can be turned into an actual bed, with easy hand-held mechanism. It is a good alternative to futons and has many advantages to it.

Convertible or sleeper sofas are the perfect example of multipurpose furniture, as its used as both sofa and bed. With homes getting smaller these days, investing in furniture which serves more than one purpose, utilizing a small portion of the floor is a no brainer. During the day the sofa proves to be a comfortable seating and with nightfall it can be converted to a bed with easy click-clack mechanism. Just push the back-support of the sofa onto the floor to get a flat full-sized bed atop a cushioning mattress. On lifting up the sofa bed, you will find a spacious storage space underneath for you to store bed sheets and pillows.

Another advantage of this modern furniture is the luxury and high degree of comfort it has to offer. Though it is heavier than normal sofas, it provides comfort like no other sofa beds. Furnishing your home smartly and cost effectively is important and what better way to give your home a stylish look other than a convertible couch. The contemporary styles and unique designs make it an excellent choice. Convertible couches are available in many styles, so it is not hard to spot the right one that suits your style and adds sophistication to the room.

The next advantage of convertible sofas is its affordability. Luxurious furniture is expensive, but the scene is changing now. Keeping the needs of modern living in mind, manufacturers are aiming at providing their customers comfort in every way, including the price. The sleeper sofa is available across a wide price range, making it affordable for everyone. It is also safe to have multi usage furniture around as you may never know when u might need it on an emergency basis. Moreover, contemporary furniture is the order of the day for home big and small alike.

Looking at the advantages, it is an easy call to buy convertible furniture. Since buying any furniture is a long term investment, compromising with quality will be inappropriate. Always buy furniture from recognized brands and make sure you understand how to use them. Convertible sofas are easy to maintain and give a luxurious feel to your home.

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UN Secretary-General expresses concern about crises in Chad, Kenya, Sudan

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern about crises in Chad, Kenya, and the Sudan. The U.N. chief is recently back from Africa where he attended the African Union summit in Ethiopia and met with leaders in Kenya.

On rebel efforts to overthrow the government in Chad in recent days, the secretary-general welcomed an African Union initiative to have the leaders of Libya and the Democratic Republic of Congo mediate the crisis. He says the United Nations will do its utmost to help resolve the crisis, urging the Security Council to act swiftly to help bring an end to the violence.

“It has devastating consequences not only for the people of Chad and Darfurian refugees seeking shelter there, but also for Darfur itself,” said Ban.

Mr. Ban told reporters the situation in the neighboring Darfur region of Sudan is no less troubling. He says the deployment of the AU-U.N. peacekeeping force, known as UNAMID, must be sped up and urged member states to properly equip the troops.

“UNAMID still lacks required aviation and ground transportation – chiefly helicopters. Additional troops will not make up for this shortfall,” said Ban. “Those countries that called for intervention in Darfur are under special obligation to deliver on their promises.”

While at the AU summit, Mr. Ban says he discussed some of the outstanding issues affecting the deployment with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, and he expects the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) to be signed this week. But Mr. Ban remained vague on whether some of the agreement’s sticking points – such as night flights, land agreements, and advance notice of U.N. movements – had been settled.

On Kenya, Mr. Ban says he has been deeply engaged in the post-election crisis and told political leaders during his visit there that they bear particular responsibility for the future of Kenya.

“I stressed to all the Kenyan leaders the need to stop the unacceptable violence and killings, and to resolve their differences through dialogue and democratic process. I also appealed to all the political leaders to think beyond their individual interests or party lines and to look to the future of Kenya as one country,” he said.

Mr. Ban also met in Nairobi with his U.N. predecessor, Kofi Annan, who is leading the panel of eminent Africans trying to mediate the crisis, and said they discussed his roadmap for the talks.

Security of U.N. personnel in Africa and elsewhere has been high on the secretary-general’s agenda, especially in the wake of the December bombing in Algeria that killed 17 staff members. Mr. Ban announced that he is naming diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi to chair an independent panel on safety and security of U.N. personnel and premises. Brahimi is an Algerian, but Mr. Ban says he has no concerns about his fairness or objectivity in heading up the panel.

US Representative Anthony Weiner resigns over sexual conduct

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Anthony Weiner announced his resignation yesterday afternoon as a Democratic representative from New York to the U.S. House of Representatives, a position he has filled for twelve years. He has been under pressure from politicians within his own party after a sex scandal engulfed his life and that of the Democratic party.

Weiner told reporters it was “impossible” to continue in his role after the events of the last few weeks, including revelations that he was involved in sexual relationships with a number of young women over the internet, including sending lewd photos of himself, and then lying about his actions to reporters.

He announced his resignation at a press conference in a Brooklyn senior center where 20 years ago he began his political career and apologized for his “personal mistakes”. His wife, Huma Abedin, did not accompany him, but Weiner apologized to her in his speech, saying that he hopes “most importantly, that my wife and I can continue to heal from the damage that I’ve caused.” He took no questions from reporters.

On June 6, Weiner had admitted to corresponding with women he met on the internet, including exchanging lewd photos. But on June 11 he declared in an emotional interview he would not resign. Under pressure from Democrats, Weiner requested a two-week leave of absence from his position in order to obtain treatment to become “a better husband and healthier person.”

However, Democratic politicians became increasingly anxious to put the growing scandal behind them, as it distracted members from more important issues such as problems with Medicare and the need for more jobs. As the scandal gained momentum, a variety of politicians, including Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, called on him to resign. President Barack Obama said he would resign if he were in Weiner’s place in an interview with ABC News.

“Weiner exercised poor judgment in his actions and poor judgment in his reaction to the revelations,” Pelosi said in a statement after Weiner announced his resignation. “Today, he made the right judgment in resigning.”

The scandal came to light May 27 after Weiner accidentally sent a photograph of his crotch on his public stream on the social networking website Twitter, and then tried to cover it up by blaming hackers for posting the picture, denying all responsibility.

Weiner later admitted sending online messages to other women, including to a 17-year-old high school student in Delaware, though a police investigation uncovered nothing illegal. On Wednesday, a former porn actress revealed that she had engaged in an online relationship with Weiner and that Weiner had asked her to lie about the nature of their contact.

More photos have continued to emerge, including one showing his nude genitals, and others showing him half naked. On Wednesday, the National Enquirer published images of Weiner cross-dressing while he was a college student at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. In one photo, he is seen wearing a bra and pantyhose, while in another he is oiled and wearing swimming trunks.

Congressman Weiner exercised poor judgment in his actions and poor judgment in his reaction to the revelations. Today, he made the right judgment in resigning.

Colleagues said Weiner wanted to wait for the return home of his wife, Abedin, before making a final career decision. He has been married for almost a year to Abedin, who is pregnant with the couple’s first child. She is a top aide to Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State, and the couple’s wedding was presided over by former President Bill Clinton. She returned home to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning after having traveled with Clinton in the Middle East and Africa since June 8.

Weiner’s district covers parts of Brooklyn and Queens, boroughs of New York City. He ran an unsuccessful campaign for mayor of New York City in 2005, and he was considered a potential candidate for future races. Known to be an outspoken supporter of liberal causes, he has irked conservatives and Democratic leaders. In 2009, he pushed for government-run health care, even though Obama had opposed the idea.

US Representative Anthony Weiner resigns over sexual conduct

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Anthony Weiner announced his resignation yesterday afternoon as a Democratic representative from New York to the U.S. House of Representatives, a position he has filled for twelve years. He has been under pressure from politicians within his own party after a sex scandal engulfed his life and that of the Democratic party.

Weiner told reporters it was “impossible” to continue in his role after the events of the last few weeks, including revelations that he was involved in sexual relationships with a number of young women over the internet, including sending lewd photos of himself, and then lying about his actions to reporters.

He announced his resignation at a press conference in a Brooklyn senior center where 20 years ago he began his political career and apologized for his “personal mistakes”. His wife, Huma Abedin, did not accompany him, but Weiner apologized to her in his speech, saying that he hopes “most importantly, that my wife and I can continue to heal from the damage that I’ve caused.” He took no questions from reporters.

On June 6, Weiner had admitted to corresponding with women he met on the internet, including exchanging lewd photos. But on June 11 he declared in an emotional interview he would not resign. Under pressure from Democrats, Weiner requested a two-week leave of absence from his position in order to obtain treatment to become “a better husband and healthier person.”

However, Democratic politicians became increasingly anxious to put the growing scandal behind them, as it distracted members from more important issues such as problems with Medicare and the need for more jobs. As the scandal gained momentum, a variety of politicians, including Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, called on him to resign. President Barack Obama said he would resign if he were in Weiner’s place in an interview with ABC News.

“Weiner exercised poor judgment in his actions and poor judgment in his reaction to the revelations,” Pelosi said in a statement after Weiner announced his resignation. “Today, he made the right judgment in resigning.”

The scandal came to light May 27 after Weiner accidentally sent a photograph of his crotch on his public stream on the social networking website Twitter, and then tried to cover it up by blaming hackers for posting the picture, denying all responsibility.

Weiner later admitted sending online messages to other women, including to a 17-year-old high school student in Delaware, though a police investigation uncovered nothing illegal. On Wednesday, a former porn actress revealed that she had engaged in an online relationship with Weiner and that Weiner had asked her to lie about the nature of their contact.

More photos have continued to emerge, including one showing his nude genitals, and others showing him half naked. On Wednesday, the National Enquirer published images of Weiner cross-dressing while he was a college student at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. In one photo, he is seen wearing a bra and pantyhose, while in another he is oiled and wearing swimming trunks.

Congressman Weiner exercised poor judgment in his actions and poor judgment in his reaction to the revelations. Today, he made the right judgment in resigning.

Colleagues said Weiner wanted to wait for the return home of his wife, Abedin, before making a final career decision. He has been married for almost a year to Abedin, who is pregnant with the couple’s first child. She is a top aide to Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State, and the couple’s wedding was presided over by former President Bill Clinton. She returned home to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning after having traveled with Clinton in the Middle East and Africa since June 8.

Weiner’s district covers parts of Brooklyn and Queens, boroughs of New York City. He ran an unsuccessful campaign for mayor of New York City in 2005, and he was considered a potential candidate for future races. Known to be an outspoken supporter of liberal causes, he has irked conservatives and Democratic leaders. In 2009, he pushed for government-run health care, even though Obama had opposed the idea.

Unveil Goa S Tranquil Beauty During India Trip

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Goa Holidays are a delighting experience for holidaymakers. Its blue beaches, dazzling silvery sands, cultural heritage, Gothic churches, historical temples, rare and rich flora and fauna, historical monuments makes her a perfect holiday spot.

If you are looking for some perfect destination during your India trip than Goa is the perfect beach is perfect for you. Its tranquil atmosphere sure to give you piece of mind. Goa is home to world best beaches, coconut palms, seafood, along with the beautiful scenery historical monuments, lush green hills, dense mango and crystal river waters.

Goa is different from other cities in India, which allows visitors to embrace the lazy sun-drenched beaches of a rich history to explore. The best time to visit Goa is November to February, when it is a comfortable temperature. From June to September is the rainy season, however, remains a wonderful time to visit, as rain is not constant but helps provide a little cooler temperature.

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If you want make a trip to Goa and not going for Ayurveda Treatment in Kerala during different Hindu festivals and celebrations, then you must book your trip in January, February and March. In January, Prasanna Shantadurga held in February, while you may enjoy the three day festival of Shri Mangesh Zatra or wait until March to visit during the festival of Holi called Shigmo.

After sunbathing on the beach, you may wish to see some of the sights. Some of the most famous places are namely Panaji Vagator and Chapora Old. The capital of Goa Panaji is one of the most beautiful cities in fact in India that offers Latin-style houses with red roofs, stunning gardens, and the most impressive Laigo do Igreja Church Square with a straight white balustrade. Thus a visit to old Goa is must during your India trip to Goa.

8 kms from Panaji is old Goa, which is the spiritual heart of the area. Here you will feel about the story to see Portuguese churches that stand as milestones in the history of Christianity in India. Old Goa is home to several wonderful museums including the Archaeological Museum and Portrait Gallery to be noted.

Another major tourist destination of the majestic beach country is Vagator & Chapora in the beautiful long coastline that is dotted with all kinds of attractions. Vagator has several large ranches, and a large spa. Middle Vagaor is known by locals on the beach in Tel Aviv. Chota Vagator is the place for action. Disco Valley here and party place, so you can come down and dance the night away. In the far north of Vagator, you will see the ruins of Chapora Fort Tower overlooking the Chapora River and beach.

A beach that is well worth visiting is the Anjuna beach. The beach is long and is divided into three sections. Here you will find a wide range of things to do to enjoy the different cuisines, such as food shacks to visit the Temple Laxminarayan, along with a flea market that has all sorts of goodies and fun stuff I find. Resort in Goa is famous worldwide. There are many beautiful resorts facing sea side.

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Distributed malware attacks Dyn DNS, takes down websites in US

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Monday, October 24, 2016

On Friday, a network of diverse Internet-connected devices targeted the Dyn domain registration service provider. It took down Dyn clients, including several popular websites such as Twitter, Netflix, Spotify, Reddit, New York Times, and Wired.

The attack involved targeting Dyn’s domain name system servers with a large volume of requests, rendering it incapable of serving replies to legitimate requests — a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack. Users’ browsers and other clients sent requests to Dyn to resolve the respective web sites’ domain names to an IP, but did not get a reply within the time required.

The first attack started at about 7am local time (UTC-4) and was resolved in two hours. A second attack started at mid-day, and a third attack started at about 4pm local time. Tens of millions of malicious request sources were observed, interfering with legitimate Dyn traffic.

The reports noted the malicious devices included internet-connected devices — not only servers and desktops, but also webcams, digital video recorders, routers — referred to as the Internet of Things.

On Friday evening Dyn said a security company Flashpoint and a cloud services provider Akamai identified symptoms of malware Mirai participating in the attacks. The malware infects the devices by brute forcing their passwords. This strategy may work as a consequence of users’ negligence towards password security of stationary devices, which the users do not directly interact with in their everyday life while leaving them exposed to the Internet.

Matthew Prince, the CEO of an Internet infrastructure company Cloudflare said it’s a known issue, “There’s nothing really new about [this type of DDoS attack]. We’ve seen them for at least the last three years, they tend to be difficult to stop”.

Public release of Mirai source code was announced at Hackforums on September 30.

Dyn’s corporate headquarters are in New Hampshire.

White House, Capitol Building evacuated as small plane enters no-fly zone

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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Two men were taken into custody for violating the no-fly zone surrounding the U.S. national capital in Washington D.C.

The Capitol Building, the Supreme Court, the Department of the Treasury and the White House were evacuated around noon Wednesday. People in the vicinity were told to head to a rail station approximately a half mile south of the White House. Reporters in the White House itself were told to move into the basement.

President Bush was not in the White House at the time. CNN and Bloomberg have reported that the President was on a bicycle ride; CTV has reported that he was at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland.

Wire sources report the cause of the evacuation as being a small plane that wandered into the no-fly zone. The craft was reportedly a Cessna 150, which flew into restricted space, left the area, and then returned. It was then escorted out of the zone by two F-16s that fired warning flares at it.

MSNBC reported that a ‘lure motorcade’ drove away from the White House.

Authorities gave the “all-clear” signal a few minutes after the evacuation. Other government agencies outside of the immediate area were largely unaffected.

At the time of the police-ordered evacuation, Senator Richard Shelby, R-AL, was on the Senate floor. “They said get out of here, so I ran. There’s no joking about this kind of stuff,” Shelby said.

The two men who were flying the aircraft were on their way to an air show when they slipped into Washington D.C.’s Restricted Airspace (image at right). Their plane was escorted to a Maryland airport where they were taken into custody and interviewed by authorities. Once it became clear the incident had been a mistake, the two men were released.

In Washington, D.C., a 25 km radius from the Washington Monument is restricted air space.

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How To Buy A Cheap Sofa Online

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Everyone loves a good sofa. And everyone loves a good bargain. Imagine the feeling when you sink into your brand new sofa, the cheap sofa you brought online. Pure bliss, plush cushions, Netflix and more money to spend on your family and friends. Whats not to love?

With sofas there is just so much choice, thats why buying online helps. You can take your time browsing. Shaking your head or nodding it! No pushy sales assent who works on a commission basis to force your decisions. You can be as unhurried as you like. Drink coffee while browsing and keep looking till you find the perfect match.

Well give you hint: we have the best cheap sofas online. And we have the best deals.

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Yes, we all need a new sofa at one point. But why not online? To buy a cheap sofa online is the easiest and hassle free shopping experience.

To buy a cheap sofa online from us heres a reminder on how we work:

First off, measure its amazing how many people forget to do this and who forget to do it properly. Measure up width, height and breadth.

Next, browse and take your time. A sofa isnt a small piece of you house, it will make or break your lounging time. Family nights in, and movie nights with friends. You need something g that will stand out, look great and be amazingly comfortable. So take your time.

Third, see something you like? Dont even think about buying it straight away as your Significant others, kids or parents of they like it? And after that check, check and check if the measurements fit yours! Its important!

And finally, select the right order and colour and click submit! Well done! Now sit back and relax.

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No need to travel the country far and wide to find the perfect corner, chaise or sofa bed! All you have to do is log on, view and imagine.

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Anyone who has a big family will know the hassle of dragging the whole family out to find the 3 seater recliner sofa that they want.

Buy a cheap sofa online and relax and watch the footy while it arrives. Sounds simple right? Because it is! DeliverySee what you like? Placed the order? Now what? Well Just wait till its delivered. It will come as soon as possible and if you dont like it…back it comes. No need to even lift a finger.Buy A Sofa Online Really, you need to do this. It will make your life so much easier. Try it out today, look at our personal favourites the corner sofas.Sofa bargains provides the best quality sofas for the whole of the UK. we provide sofas from fabric and leather. We have singles, 2 seaters, 3 seaters, corner sofas and sofa beds! Whatever youre looking for, we have it! We are a family business and brand you can trust. Find the best cheap sofas and buy now from sofa bargains!Article Source: eArticlesOnline.com }

Former Libyan leader Gaddafi killed

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been killed after heavy fighting in his home town of Sirte.

Libyan television today announced that former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi was killed by revolutionary forces in Sirte following weeks of brutal fighting.

The Libyan Prime minister said Gaddafi was captured unharmed by National Transitional Council forces but was shot in the head during crossfire with Gaddafi loyalists, and died soon after. There are various other, conflicting reports on Gaddafi’s cause of death.

Colonel Gaddafi is history

The National Transitional Council Information Minister Mahmoud Shammam has said that the death of Gaddafi was “a great victory for the Libyan people” and that “Colonel Gaddafi is history”.

A picture of a wounded man taken from a mobile phone was released shortly after the news of his capture broke, although it could not be independently verified whether the man was indeed Gaddafi.

Six dead following flash flooding in Palestine, Texas

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

News reports on Monday indicated authorities in Palestine, Texas identified a sixth victim following flash flooding late last week. Giovani Olivas, 30, was reportedly swept away in the flood.

In under an hour late Friday evening, Palestine was deluged by seven inches of rain, causing residents of one neighborhood to flee to their rooftops. Over 30 buildings, included many homes, in the city suffered significant damage.

Lenda Asberry, 64, a retired school teacher, and her four great grandchildren also drowned during the flood. Onlookers reported the woman was attempting to get the children to safety when they were swept away. Asberry’s daughter told reporters water levels were up to the woman’s neck while attempting to save the children.

One resident of the area told reporters “[her] furniture was floating around” inside her home, forcing her to climb atop her couch to seek safety.

Dark skies blanketed the nearby city of Tyler hours before the storm struck. At least one government office located in the Palestine area was closed on Monday and was slated to remain closed on Tuesday due to water damage. A tornado also ravaged much of nearby Lindale, Texas, resulting in severe damage of at least one residence. The storm system moved up along the US eastern seaboard over the weekend.

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