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What The Rings Signify

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It seems that engagements are a thing in Melbourne nowadays. Happy endings and new beginnings. Such is the case for actor Anthony LaPaglia who has just recently announced his engagement with fiancée, Alexandra Henkel. This was blatantly done during the YSL Beauty Club event in Melbourne when Henkel was making sure that everyone saw her engagement ring.

It was rumoured then that the 17-year marriage that LaPaglia had with ex-wife GiaCarides failed but this idea was shot down by the actor. He stated that it did not fail, it was just due to irreconcilable differences. LaPaglia and Carides are now sharing custody of their 15-year old daughter.

Going back to the newly engaged, with 30 years’ gap in their ages, the two seemed to go up against the world. Their love story was publicised when they attended the premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road in May 2015 together. It was noted that it was just in March 2015 that LaPaglia and his then wife finally broke up. The years together seemed to bear changes in both as well. Not just their outlook but their appearance as well. The actor from Without A Trace is now sporting a new look and Henkel is seen as a blonde, a change since she was a brunette when they first got together. Conservative was gone and sophisticated and sexy is now her style too.

With this engagement, it’s going to be LaPaglia’s 3rd marriage and it raises the question if this will be the charmer? The last happy one? Well, people are hopeful though, especially after the fact that in the event where they announced the happy news, they seem to not be able to get their hands off each other while of course, Henkel was making sure her engagement ring is seen in full view every step of the way.

Age seems not to matter anymore. May-December love affairs are not something new anymore. What is essential is the emotion that this shows, the love it signifies. There might be a dozen engagement rings in Melbourne but for a fiancée, hers is the most special one, no matter how age factors in.

Reasons For Choosing Digital Modern Art Prints

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The use of canvas for printing photos and images is gaining popularity because of the modernity the finished product provides and also due to its durability. Modern art prints are affordable and highly customizable which is why you can find canvas prints in contemporary homes and even in business establishments as highlights or wall decors. They can also be used as tokens, wedding favors and many other purposes since they are flexible and can be personalized according to your preferences and requirements. The popularity of canvas prints are also attributed to the following features.

Can be shared with ease

One of the best features of digital photos is that you can easily share and upload them online or to the website of modern art prints service provider. This way, you no longer have to drive down to the canvas printer’s shop to hand the photos. You get to save money and time along the process.

Easy editing

After you have uploaded the image to the canvas printer’s website, you can immediately start editing the image to apply your preferences. You can have the photo in black and white, grey, sepia or any other designs offered by the printer. You can also enhance the image and put in your preferred size. You can have it printed in life size, full wall or table-top size.

Various framing options

Another positive option of digital canvas printing is that there are numerous framing options offered for you. The framing options are available during the editing phase. There is also an option wherein it would seem like the canvas is bare or without a frame. This makes the canvas print look modern and trendy.

Reasonable price

Canvas art prints are too affordable considering that they are durable, high quality and come with impressive appeal.at a minimal amount, you can have a work of art hanging on your wall or in areas that you want them to place.

Can be personalized

To customize your modern art prints further, call the digital canvas printer to find out how they can assist you.

Training For Olympic Sailing Starts

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Just a few miles from the sunny city of Miami, two of the most awaited dinghy sailors of the country, 17 years old Wiley Rogers and 18 years old Jack Parkin who is the crew, are busy training with Dave Ullman, their coach for the Olympic. They just came from the Youth World championship where they brought home the medal for 420s. The sailors are now trying to get it to the next level which is the 470 campaign. Their youth and optimism about the contest might be their stepping stone to being a part of the Tokyo Olympic in 2020.

After the training was over, the boys can be seen lowering their sails as they head back to the Miami Yacht Club which is currently hosting the camp of the new squad of the first ever US Sailing Team. Training along with them are the 470 sailors who joined the Rio Olympic – Stu McNay and Dave Hughes. They are already busy in preparing for the coming competition in 2020. They are sailing an Olympic spinnaker which carries the large flag of America.

Rogers is hoping that they will someday get to where Ullman is right now in the sailing scene.

There are about 85 other sailors who are currently busy training at the Miami Yacht Club hoping that they will be able to join the Tokyo Olympic.

Though this is not the first team camps that happened, this one is not the same as the others for one reason, many considers this a dawn of a new era. They are currently using class boats from Olympic along with kiteboards. It does not only entertain Olympic veterans but also those who are hoping to be a part of the Olympic someday. These young sailors are chosen and sent an invitation to join the camp. They are only high school students but given the chance to train with the big leagues. They are both members of the United States Youth Worlds Team and they are also participating in the current Olympic Development Program which started their camp back in 2015.

Many other hopeful and sailor enthusiasts can start young by joining sailing camps and going to sailing tours in Thailand.

Easter Is A Busy Season For Rabbit Rescues

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Organizations geared towards the rescue of rabbits are busy since last week because they had to prepare for the incoming crowd of bunnies that will either be surrendered or left alone. This is a common occurrence every year after the Easter weekend is over.

According to the president of Hoppy Hearts which is based in London, Ontario, Kaylie Ngo, the busiest season for them in rescuing is between the months June and July. This is due to the high amount of discarded bunnies that were bought as gifts for children during the Easter season.

Ngo said that majority of the bunnies can be given as gifts as soon as they turned eight weeks old. In just a few months, the owners will be able to notice the changes in their personality.

Ngo added that it is common for rabbits to become hormonal and then they start to become active, much like teenagers. When this happens, they poop and pee a lot. They also fancy destroying different things.

According to a statement from Rabbit Rescue Inc.’s executive director based in Cambridge, Ontario, it is common for parents to purchase animals as gifts for their children but they do not know what it means or the responsibility it entails.

Haviva Porter-Lush explained that rabbits resemble cats and dogs when it comes to pet keeping which is different from taking care of hamsters or gerbils. For example, they are not recommended to be enclosed in small cages and it is advisable that they should have their own pen or room where they can move around on their own.

She also revealed that the cost of keeping a rabbit is similar to that of cats and dogs and this is something most pet owners don’t realize. They might think that it does not require high maintenance because it can be bought for as cheap as $30 but in a few months’ time they have to spend between $300 and $700 in order for the rabbit to be spayed.

This is the reason why parents are discouraged to gift rabbits but choose other personalized gifts instead that the child will be able to treasure for a long time.

How To Make An Illustrated Map Interesting

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An illustrated map may be useful but it is not something that people would normally be interested in. people would only utilize maps when they are visiting a foreign place of if they are trekking or travelling to an area where they are not familiar with the terrain. Maps are important as they can easily guide the person and take him to his destination in less time. To make maps more interesting, you can create your own map and add some details to make them more appealing. Here’s how.

Familiarize the area

To make your map useful, familiarize the area. Gather accurate information and add it on the map. You can also utilize old maps and see how you can improve it by adding embellishments and suitable images. Choose the landmarks that you would add images on.

Emphasize the landmarks

Highlight the landmarks and popular points in the area then decorate them with colors or you can enlarge the illustrations on the landmarks for more emphasis. Aside from coloring the landmarks, you can use figures or shapes to highlight institutions such as parks, church, schools, etc. Be creative. That would be the key.

Choose the right colors

The illustrated map that you are going to create should be suitable to your target users. If the map is intended for professionals, use toned down type of colors to provide a more mature feel on your map. As much as possible, avoid using numerous shades of color and different colors on the map. However, if your target users are school children, a colorful map with cartoon illustrations would be just right. You can also provide creative emphasis on the landmark to make your map entertaining and at the same time, informative.

Keep your elements harmonious

Make your patterns and symbols coherent to avoid confusing the users. For instance, use the same pattern or symbol for same ideas such as roads or walkways. You can tell if your illustrated map is easy to use when even a young child can utilize the map’s functions. Use the same symbols for same institutions like schools or transport hubs.

3 Tips To Enjoy Canarysail In Tenerife

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Canary Islands is popular for its pristine waters and sunny weather. The place is conducive for basking in the sun and for water adventures. Canary Islands is comprised of smaller islands that are also favorite holiday destinations. They have La Gomera and San Sebastian Marina as popular tourist spots in the area but the good news is that, another island is developed and finally, Canarysail now on Tenerife. To have a more exciting sailing adventure in Tenerife, here are some of the things that you can do as preparation.

Plan in advance

In order to have a worry-free and even more affordable holiday, experts in travelling suggest to plan ahead and book your reservations in advance. Last minute bookings can be more expensive and you run the risk of not having a room of your choice on the dates that you need them and you would be left with no other choice but to settle with what’s available. Planning in advance allows you to budget your money and prepare for the things that you will need on your holiday.

Research for the right service providers

When going on a holiday, you will need different service providers. You will need a service provider for your hotel and local transport, you will need agencies for your tickets and since Canarysail now on Tenerife, you will also need a service provider for your water activities if you fancy sailing on a yacht. There are numerous yachts that you can charter from different companies in the area but choose one that has excellent track record in service providing including high standards on safety and communications.  Read reviews and discussion boards for more ideas.

Prepare for the trip

To enhance your yachting experience in Canary Islands since Canarysail now on Tenerife, make sure that everything you will need in the island are all packed in the bag and all your accommodations were properly booked. Double check everything to ensure that you were able to book a yacht in the island especially if you are travelling on a peak season.

Rehab Is Going For Organic Treatment

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Addiction affects the body and mind (and even the soul) of the person in the throes of it. It can damage lives of people by destroying careers and relationships. To be able to get back on track and get well from this addiction, they usually turn to rehab centers to provide to facilitate and support the process of recovery by the treatments and programs that these centers offer.

There are different rehab centers that can be enrolled in offering a variety of treatments from standard ones to customized ones. Luxury rehab centers, although costlier than standard ones, are popular, especially to the privileged and famous people. They offer the basic treatments and services that the standard rehab centers offer but they offer extra services as well.

In a luxury rehab, they offer a mixture of prescribed medicines and alternative means to combat addiction. The first step of which is the detoxification process. Promoting a holistic approach to healing from the addiction, a center which opened in October 2016, developed a new strategy for the detoxification process. Peace by Piece Treatment Center has decided to focus on rebuilding and restoring the body and its vital organs to retain its balance, focusing on the digestive system.

They teach their patients to farm their own organically grown veggies and fruits which are then made into juices following their own special juice menu. They believe that this will make their patients understand the importance of the role of phytochemicals and antioxidants in the body. They also aim to make the patients see that a healthy and balanced body, with a healthy digestive system, the good bacteria and probiotics that the body requires is revived and working. This treatment is said to give the body more energy and balance meaning it actually helps the brain thwarting cravings and temptations for, in this case, the substance for which the patient is addicted to.

This luxury rehab center which introduced this organic way of treating the patients caters to at most six (6) patients only thus they can ensure that a focused and individualized program is being provided to each of their patients.