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Kabajani Accorded State Funeral

By Kuvee Kangueehi Windhoek Former Cabinet Minister and Swapo Party war veteran the late Richard Kapelwa Kabajani will be accorded a State funeral. Minister of Presidential Affairs, Dr Albert Kawana, yesterday afternoon confirmed to New Era that the Head of State Hifikepunye Pohamba has signed the letter that gives approval for a State funeral.

"Casting JonBenét" is a vivid exploration of a cold-case obsession

Twenty years after the body of six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey was found in her home in Boulder, Colo., her still-unsolved death continues to spawn a cottage industry of tabloid sensationalism. And while Ramsey's family is no longer in Boulder, the community continues to grapple with the ramifications....

Kandiwapa promises to be voice of the young through Energy100 FM

WINDHOEK Twenty-one-year old, Kandiwapa Aron, is determined to use the Energy 100 FM platform as a platform for her fellow young people. Kandiwapa has been crowned Miss Energy 2013. The glittering event was one of the local top hotels here, The Hilton Hotel where ten ladies competed against one other to be this year’s Miss Energy100FM.

Italy deports Egyptian linked to Berlin truck attacker

Italian authorities on Saturday deported an Egyptian man known to have been linked to Tunisian Anis al-Amri, who ploughed a truck into a crowded Berlin Christmas market killing 12 people. The man, who hasn’t been identified, was classified as a threat to public safety.

Barcelona for xmas with a kid?

1 MONTHS AGO
I'm thinking about going to Barcelona with my husband and our 11-year-old at Christmas time. We're interested in architecture, museums, food, and some low-key chilling out over the holiday. I'm concerned, though, that most stuff will be closed or ext...

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O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How Do I Store Your Sparklies?

3 MONTHS AGO
We can't take down our christmas tree until we figure out a new scheme for ornament storage. Halp! Our original "fabric box with cardboard dividers" storage has given up the ghost this year, and I'm trying to figure out what the best way to store the...

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Go or no?

4 MONTHS AGO
I am having some kind of emotional crisis and I am supposed to appear at a relative's house for Christmas tomorrow. I need help deciding whether to go. I can't stop crying, I am having an extended panic attack, and I am generally a wreck. I gave up o...

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Christmas-themed beach movies?

4 MONTHS AGO
My FiL wants to watch a Christmas movie with a beach theme. Think Elvis / Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello, but he might be perfectly content with something more modern.

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How to take photographs of Christmas trees and Christmas lights.

4 MONTHS AGO
I almost never take photos, but I'd like to take a few this season for sentimental reasons. I can take photos of a Christmas tree (and have), but I am embarrassed to admit that I haven't the faintest clue how to take a photograph showing the tree cov...

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Would you like a snowflake with your appetizer?

4 MONTHS AGO
I need help finding an appetizer for Christmas Day! Complications: travel, dietary preferences, pregnant cousin. My aunt has asked me to bring an appetizer for Christmas. I am known for complicated, delicious food. I don't mind a challenge as long...

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Tip for in-home daycare provider?

4 MONTHS AGO
I can't seem to find straight information on the internet! Our son is in a 12-kid in-home daycare five days a week--it's run by the owner, her mom, and two other women. We're in the D.C. suburbs. Should we be giving them a tip for the holidays and, i...

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Santa Delivered the Drone. But Not the Safety and Skill to Fly Them.

3 MONTHS AGO
The holiday season was a boom time for drone sales, bringing a heightened risk to people and property, particularly when neophytes are at the controls.

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A Voice of Christmas Past Returns, Asking for a Hippopotamus

4 MONTHS AGO
A Postal Service ad has revived interest in a 1953 Christmas novelty hit by the former child star Gayla Peevey. (She did get the hippopotamus.)

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A Voice of Christmas Past Returns, Asking for a Hippopotamus

4 MONTHS AGO
A Postal Service ad has revived interest in a 1953 Christmas novelty hit by the former child star Gayla Peevey. (She did get the hippopotamus.)

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After 15 Big Mall Fights, Police See a Culprit: Teenage Boredom

4 MONTHS AGO
The day after Christmas is one of the busiest shopping days of the year, luring shoppers looking for a bargain, and teenagers looking for trouble.

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Kept in Line by an Angel When Fort Apache Wasn’t Enough

4 MONTHS AGO
Memories of a South Bronx Christmas in 1963: wondrous toys and a lesson in self-control.

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Kept in Line by an Angel When Fort Apache Wasn’t Enough

4 MONTHS AGO
Memories of a South Bronx Christmas in 1963: wondrous toys and a lesson in self-control.

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Queen Elizabeth Misses Christmas Service Because of ‘Heavy Cold’

4 MONTHS AGO
The persistent illness had already forced the 90-year-old British monarch to change her holiday travel plans.

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Belief In Santa Could Affect Parent-Child Relationships, Warns Study

5 MONTHS AGO
In an article published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry, two psychologists have raised the spectre of children’s moral compass being permanently thrown off-kilter by what is normally considered a magical part of the Christmas tradition.

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The Strange Permanence Of Hess Toy Trucks

5 MONTHS AGO
Hess gas stations may be a thing of the past, but the Hess toy truck has, somehow, remained a Christmas mainstay for decades.

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Thanksgiving, A Celebration Of Inequality

5 MONTHS AGO
For over a decade, Fox News has made it a talking point that Christmas is under siege from liberals.

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Jony Ive Designed A Christmas Tree And It Sucks

5 MONTHS AGO
In true Jony Ive fashion, the tree — which appears to be entirely unadorned — isn’t just a tree. In fact, the press release describes it as both “much more than a Christmas tree” and an “all-enveloping magical experience.”

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80,000 Reindeer Reported Dead In Latest Christmas Setback

5 MONTHS AGO
A pair of extreme weather events in 2006 and 2013 caused mass starvation among reindeer in Arctic Russia. Researchers have now linked these episodes to climate change and the associated loss of sea ice.

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That Time FDR Moved Thanksgiving

5 MONTHS AGO
In 1939, the fourth Thursday was set to fall late, on November 30. FDR worried that was too close to Christmas , and wouldn’t give people enough time to, ahem, stimulate the economy. So he up and moved Thanksgiving to the 23rd.

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Convince Your Friends Your Butt Generates Electricity

5 MONTHS AGO
Well, here's how to light your ass up like a Christmas tree, if that's something that interests you.

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The Christmas Movie They Will Never Make

1 MONTHS AGO
The world was underwhelmed with Mariah Carey’s breathless announcement this week that she is turning her 1994 Christmas tune – All I Want for Christmas Is You – into the next animated Christmas movie. This clearly isn’t the Christmas movie we are wai...

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Understand Easter to Understand Christmas

1 MONTHS AGO
In a world growing more secular by the day there seems to be a serious decline in the understanding of what makes Easter so significant. A quick Google search about the “facts” of Easter reveals stunning statistics on how many chocolate eggs are cons...

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Celebrating Christmas Year Round

1 MONTHS AGO
For some people the Christmas tree never comes down. Their reasons vary. And others just think it is weird. “Right around this time of year you start hearing the uncomfortable comments,” Mitzi Unger, 64, said from her Louisiana home. She has kept her...

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My Private Christmas

3 MONTHS AGO
The presents are all unwrapped. Santa’s stockings are emptied. Signs of yet another great Christmas celebration are everywhere. And my husband and children are asleep. The lights on the tree still shine and this is my time for my private Christmas. I...

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Five Reasons NOT to take Down Your Christmas Tree Yet

4 MONTHS AGO
We live on a busy Main Street in our little town. We have a large picture window at the front of our house. Each Thanksgiving weekend we look forward to the beacon of light our Christmas tree becomes along our bustling street. But as the week of Chri...

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What You Don’t Know About Being Santa

4 MONTHS AGO

St. Nicholas Day comes and goes every December 6th with little notice. It is a shame that the Christmas season does not do more to honor the man who is the basis for Santa Claus. Once upon a time St. Nicholas was one of the most famous and revered pe...

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Beautiful Messaging of Christmas Commercials

4 MONTHS AGO

What makes Christmas commercials so different than other commercials we see on television? It is like the fact they tell stories that inspire and leave the selling to mere suggestion. Once upon a time American marketers were great storytellers. The c...

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'Fish attractors' from energy companies' scrap plastic pipe

15 MINS AGO
Plastic pipes that energy companies would otherwise send to landfills are being turned into "fish attractors" in at least three southern states. Kentucky biologists have made hundreds of these artificial reefs and set them out in lakes, rivers and ot...

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Kabajani Accorded State Funeral

19 MINS AGO
By Kuvee Kangueehi Windhoek Former Cabinet Minister and Swapo Party war veteran the late Richard Kapelwa Kabajani will be accorded a State funeral. Minister of Presidential Affairs, Dr Albert Kawana, yesterday afternoon confirmed to New Era that the ...

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"Casting JonBenét" is a vivid exploration of a cold-case obsession

19 MINS AGO
Twenty years after the body of six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey was found in her home in Boulder, Colo., her still-unsolved death continues to spawn a cottage industry of tabloid sensationalism. And while Ramsey's family is no longer in Boulder, the comm...

Read more...

Kandiwapa promises to be voice of the young through Energy100 FM

19 MINS AGO
WINDHOEK Twenty-one-year old, Kandiwapa Aron, is determined to use the Energy 100 FM platform as a platform for her fellow young people. Kandiwapa has been crowned Miss Energy 2013. The glittering event was one of the local top hotels here, The Hilto...

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Italy deports Egyptian linked to Berlin truck attacker

21 MINS AGO
Italian authorities on Saturday deported an Egyptian man known to have been linked to Tunisian Anis al-Amri, who ploughed a truck into a crowded Berlin Christmas market killing 12 people. The man, who hasn’t been identified, was classified as a threa...

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Why Coventry is one of the most thoughtful cities in the UK

22 MINS AGO
Dta from Moonpig has today revealed that Coventrians are more soft and sensitive than they look. With the May bank holiday kicking off wedding season, sales data from the UK’s leading online card retailer has uncovered the British cities that are the...

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'Fish attractors' from energy companies' scrap plastic pipe

25 MINS AGO
Plastic pipes that energy companies would otherwise send to landfills are being turned into "fish attractors" in at least three southern states. Kentucky biologists have made hundreds of these artificial reefs and set them out in lakes, rivers and ot...

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Hello world!

5 MONTHS AGO
Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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100 Days of a New Year 2017 eBook Available Now!

4 MONTHS AGO
100 Days of a New Year 2017 eBook Available Now!
 A Daily Dose of Inspiration for Navigating a New Year! 100 Days of a New Year 2017 eBook is a journey to a more focused, more productive YOU. Beginning January 1 through April 10, get inspired to set goals and find motivation for making 2017 your be...

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Cambridgeshire has the worst drink drive rate in Britain - and May...

18 HOURS AGO

Cambridgeshire has the worst drink drive rate in Britain - and May bank holidays are when most culprits are likely to be caught Cambridgeshire has the highest number of drink drivers in the country - and May is the worst month, according to new figur...

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The best of all'

23 HOURS AGO

During Christmas, while setting out my Japanese china, I thought of its origin - the Royal Stores mini-department store in the Avalon Mall in St. John's. By Marie-Beth Wright Special to TC Media-St.

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Utah forecast: Christmas in April? Snowy Friday gives way to clearing, warmer weekend

23 HOURS AGO

Maybe Ellen DeGeneres should tackle northern Utah's forecast. After all, with near-freezing overnight temperatures and Friday morning snowfall, it looked a lot more like Christmas than spring.

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Eli n documentary revisits painful chapter in Cuban American history

1 DAY AGO

Juan Miguel GonzA lez holds his son EliA n after a reunion at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, April 22, 2000. Demonstrators during a Miami rally in support of EliA n GonzA lez.

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92-year-old woman sells more than 800 copies of her own cookbook

1 DAY AGO

We first told you about Frances Murphy in January. For Christmas, 92-year-old Murphy gave her family members a 400-page bound book with more than 600 recipes she wrote with her own hand.

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Getaway driver pleads guilty in 2015 Christmas Day bar robbery

1 DAY AGO

NEWARK -- A New York man is facing up to 20 years in prison after admitting to driving a getaway car from a Hawthorne bar robbery on Christmas Day in 2015. Oscar Avalos-Cortez, 22, of New City, N.Y., pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to conspi...

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Judge nixes city's request for gag order in Shippan fire trial

1 DAY AGO

Matthew Badger, left, and ex-wife Madonna Badger, parents of three girls killed along with their maternal grandparents in a Christmas morning fire in Stamford, Conn., react as caskets are carried into a church during a funeral in New York. less Matth...

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8 Months Until Christmas

5 DAYS AGO
Happy April greetings! Know what I saw the other day? Grass! It is winter a little longer here at the North Pole than it is in many parts of the world but the snow is melting and the days areRead more

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9 Months Until Christmas

1 MONTHS AGO
Happy Early Spring greetings, friends! It’s the 24th of March or the 9 month mark until Christmas Eve. Time is going by so very fast! The reindeer are in the news here at the North Pole. Most of them...

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10 Months Until Christmas

2 MONTHS AGO
Today marks just 10 months until Christmas Eve. Can you believe it? Life here at the North Pole has settled into a quiet, busy routine since Christmas. It snows, we work, and then comes night time –...

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11 Months Until Christmas

3 MONTHS AGO
Snowy greetings from the North Pole! It’s the 24th of the month and that means there are only 11 months until Santa rides again. Seems a long way away, doesn’t it? I know many of you feel that way...

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Launch Clock Reset for New Year

4 MONTHS AGO
A heavy snowstorm has moved over the North Pole and it was a group of really slow moving elves who tramped their snowy feet into Santa’s office this morning. As is tradition Santa convened a...

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Santa Thanks You for the Thank Yous

4 MONTHS AGO
It has been a blessed Christmas day here at the North Pole. Believe it or not the North Pole Post Office has remained on the job but over the course of the last 36 hours or so the nature ofRead more

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Santa is Cheered in His Return to the North Pole

4 MONTHS AGO
Santa has returned to the North Pole. The North Pole Christmas Party is now in full swing at the Claus residence. And that does it for us for another year. Thank you for being a part of it. Merry...

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