12 juillet 2010

A disappointing Xmas gift for homeowners

Home owners will be disappointed that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Return to Tiffany lifted the official cash rate just before Christmas, a mortgage broker says.

The central bank took the unprecedented decision to raise cash rate for a third month in a row at Tuesday's board meeting, lifting the rate by another 25 basis points to 3.75 per cent.

"With this rate rise and the two previous, homeowners have got to come up with another $150 per month to pay off the average mortgage .... That's a significant amount of money," Loan Market Group executive chairman Sam White said in a statement.

"When combined with the removal of government economic stimulus and other challenges, it will result in people tightening their belts this Christmas."

However, Mr White said a Elsa Peretti Open Heart pendant grace of the three rate rises was that it was likely to negate the need for large increases in the future.

"I think it's good news from that point of view that moving forward we're less likely to see rates really spike in this cycle," he said.

He said he expected a far more stable property market next year than what was experienced during 2009.

"You can have confidence that the market's not going to boom and it's not going to dip and it's going to be consistent," he said.

"The reason for that is you are going to see a continuation of fewer properties for Return to Tiffany Oval tag bracelet, and while demand from buyers is quite strong, that's being tempered by the fact that banks are limiting credit and the government stimulus is being removed from the market place."


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SHOP FOR GIFTS WITH NATURE THEME AT TRAILSIDE, DEC. 6 MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders proudly pr

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders proudly presents the Tiffany Somerset ring Annual Nature Craft Show at Trailside Nature and Science Center on Sunday, December 6, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. This year the Holiday Lights Celebration and Charity Drive will join the Nature Craft Show at Trailside with the event culminating at 4:45 p.m. as the Christmas tree and Menorah are lit to celebrate the holidays.

"Visitors will enjoy this festive event and be delighted to find holiday gifts for adults and children of all ages - all made of natural items or having a nature theme," said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. "Visits with Santa from noon to 5 p.m., children's face painting, coloring activities and the Celebration Singers caroling throughout the afternoon are sure to make this a family event you won't want to miss!"

Enjoy the afternoon while meandering throughout Trailside's Visitor Center to admire the many crafts for sale. Included in this year's event will be wooden toys, jewelry, natural gourd and wooden bird houses. Shoppers will find garden art, striking nature photography, honey, beeswax candles, handmade blankets, outdoor decorations, as well as tree and table ornaments. All work for sale will be handmade of natural materials or have a nature theme.

Children will have a chance to visit with Santa from noon to 5 p.m. in the Trailside auditorium. A special area on the upper level of the facility will be Tiffany Knots ring to free face painting and holiday coloring activities for children of all ages. Visitors are welcome to add to the holiday cheer by joining sing-a-longs with the Celebration Singers throughout the afternoon.

Many Union County Departments and Divisions will be participating in a holiday tree decorating contest in which each department team decorates a tree with a specific theme. Employees within the departments raise money to purchase gifts and ornaments related to their chosen theme. Decorated trees will be proudly displayed on all three levels of Trailside's Visitor Center. Visitors can vote for their favorite tree throughout the day on Dec. 6. All trees, gifts, ornaments and gift cards collected from each department will be distributed to Union County families in need.

The afternoon will culminate with a tree and Return to Tiffany Heart tag necklace lighting at 4:45 p.m. Light refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the afternoon. Admission is an item of dry or canned food or a new, unwrapped toy to be distributed through local charities.




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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release:

Avoid the malls and give a friend or family member a unique outdoor gift by ordering the Heart tag charm Toggle bracelet from the Parks package deal from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. But hurry if you want to meet holiday mailing deadlines.

The $99 package deal Return to Tiffany Heart tag ring a subscription to the state's premier outdoor magazine, Outdoor Indiana. OI is a bi-monthly, full-color publication featuring stories, photographs and news from all corners of the Hoosier state.

Also included in the deal is a 2010 annual resident state park entrance permit, a $50 state park inns gift certificate and DVD copy of the just-released documentary "Indiana State Parks: Treasures in Your Own Backyard."

The package deal is a $20 Paloma Picasso Double Loving Heart ring over purchasing the items individually.



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The Mountain View Police Department issued the following news release:

On Saturday, December 19, 2009, over 1700 children from the community will gather at the Elsa Peretti Teardrop ring View Police Department for the 7th annual "Cops That Care" holiday gift giving event. This wildly successful event, founded by Officer Ron Cooper, provides gifts for children whose families may not have the means to purchase gifts on their own. Children through 18 years of age who have an affiliation to the Mountain View community will be able to visit the North Pole (also known as the Police/Fire Auditorium at 1000 Villa St.) and select a toy from the thousands available.

Every year, the Mountain View Police Department relies on cash and toy donations from the community in order to make this event successful and fun for the children. The Department is now accepting new and unwrapped toys and clothing as well as gift cards and cash. Donations can be brought directly to the Police Department at 1000 Villa St. Checks should be made out to the Mountain View Police Elsa Peretti Eternal Circle cufflinks League (MVPAL) with "Cops that Care" written in the comment section.

This program is designed for families in Mountain View who are unable to purchase gifts for their children this holiday season. Parents or guardians of participating children will be asked to present something that will show their child's affiliation to Mountain View. Examples include, but are not limited to: driver's license/ID card with a Mountain View address, school report card, school ID, child day care enrollment form or bill, utility bill, etc.

The North Pole will be open to children on Return to Tiffany heart tag Charm bracelet, December 19, 2009, from 9:00am to 7:00pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.




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Whether naughty or nice, your boss may end up on your holiday shopping list.

A business ethics expert at Kansas State University offers some advice on the best Toggle bracelet to go about giving gifts to your manager.

Diane Swanson is a professor of management and heads the Ethics Education Initiative at K-State. She said the office culture can determine whether employees should even get the boss a gift at all. If it's tradition, breaking from it could be awkward. She said it's up to the boss to indicate whether there is the expectation of a gift.

If giving the boss a gift is the norm, Swanson said that ideally it should come from all employees, contributing equally, and it shouldn't be extravagant. This is even more important in a time of economic hardship, she said. In cases where employees do give individually, they may want to think about a homemade gift rather than focusing on one of monetary value.

Swanson said as people become more environmentally and socially Tiffany Notes band ring, a gift for the boss could reflect these values. For instance, employees may want to forgo a gift and instead take up a collection for a local charity on behalf of the business. Such practices can boost morale and a feeling of solidarity while being in the holiday spirit of caring for the less fortunate, she said.

To avoid such conundrums in the first place, Swanson recommends that businesses establish gift-giving policies from the get-go. Having a policy that addresses gift-giving might let cash-strapped workers feel more comfortable going cheap or not giving gifts at all, Swanson said. Ideally, the policies would include a spending cap, she said.

Moreover, Swanson said it should be up to business Tiffany 1837 Lock bracelet - not low- and mid-level employees - to set the policies and standards.

But what if you are the boss?

Swanson said it would be ideal if managers reward employees not with gifts but with financial bonuses that are fair and equal.


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The Missouri Department of Transportation issued the following news release:

Looking for the perfect gift for that friend who has everything? Send a Designated Tiffany Keys Crown key pendant Gift Card and serve as their sober driver this holiday season to ensure they make it home safe and avoid a DWI arrest.

"Even a little holiday cheer can impair your driving," said Leanna Depue, chair of the executive committee of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety. "These gift cards offer a free, safe alternative to driving impaired."

The gift cards, distributed by the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, can be sent electronically at saveMOlives.com. Designated Driver Gift Card-givers merrily offer to be a sober chaffeur to the recipient. When sent online, recipients are asked to return the favor.

Missouri law enforcement will be cracking down on impaired drivers Dec. 7-13 as part of a special holiday campaign known as You Drink & Drive. You Tiffany 1837 cuff.

The days between Thanksgiving and Christmas are usually filled with lots of holiday travel and cheer. Unfortunately, it can also be a very dangerous time on Missouri roads. In 2008, between the two holidays, 94 people died in traffic crashes (15 were alcohol related) in Missouri and 5,163 were injured (with 363 related to alcohol).

Even if you are not involved in a crash, Somerset basic hoop earrings the consequences if you are caught driving while intoxicated: you could have your license suspended, or even lose it, incur thousands of dollars in fines, and end up serving jail time.

Make sure your friends and loved ones Arrive Alive this holiday season. Give the gift of a safe lift.


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Let the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) make your Tiffany Circle clasp necklace shopping easier and more convenient. Whether it's gifts for hunters, anglers, nature lovers, or folks who just love the outdoors, ADCNR has conservation-related for purchase online or by phone.

The Outdoor Alabama Nature Shop, online at provides a variety of gift items with an outdoors theme. Hats and t-shirts embroidered with the Outdoor Alabama logo are available along with Christmas ornaments, wildlife pins and several wildlife books for both the kids and adults on your list.

Avid hunters are sure to love the gift of a lifetime hunting or fishing license. Lifetime licenses are available to Alabama residents starting at $150 for freshwater fishing, $250 for saltwater fishing and $300 for hunting. Various combination licenses are also available. Call Tiffany Somerset Bangle for an application or information; or easier still, order securely online with a credit card at .

For a gift they will receive all year, consider a subscription to Outdoor Alabama magazine, the official publication of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. It's the best way to find out about Alabama's wildlife, natural diversity, outdoor adventures and state parks. For only $8, this gift is delivered five times per year and includes a calendar issue. Two-year subscriptions are available for $14 and three years for $20.

For people who enjoy traveling, why not give them a trip to one of Alabama's 22 state parks? You can purchase an Alabama State Parks gift card for any amount and it can be redeemed by the recipient for most services offered including lodging, food and golf.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and Tiffany 1837 ring of Alabama's natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.For more information please contact: Sarabjit Jagirdar.

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The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland has received a $1 Elsa Peretti Starfish necklace gift from the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation to support the technology and equipment infrastructure needed to present nearly 1,000 performances and events there each year.

In acknowledgement of this significant investment, the center will name its laboratory theater space The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Theatre. The multi-use theater, which is located in the Center's Upper Pavilion, is the most intimate of the Center's performance venues and often serves as the site for exploration in the arts with performances, discussions and theater classes.

The Center presents guest artists as well as programs by the university's academic units in music, theater and dance, serving approximately 100,000 people annually from the greater Washington area through performances, workshops, extended artist residencies, panel discussions, master classes, recitals and more. Underpinning all of the center's initiatives is its commitment to diversity in all its forms, which is reflected in the range of art forms, artists and our audiences. A significant investment in the center's equipment and technical systems will replace and enhance the infrastructure necessary to present such a complex array of activities.

"We seek work that is transformational, that creates multiple avenues for learning, promotes diverse perspectives, reveals meaning and allows people to Elsa Peretti Starfish earrings and celebrate-work that matters enough to change the way people live in the world," says Executive Director Susie Farr. "With the help of partners like the Cafritz Foundation, we will continue to rise to the challenge of providing our community with new opportunities for learning, exploration and growth."

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is committed to building a stronger community for residents of the Washington, D.C., area through support of programs in arts and humanities, community services, education and health care. It is the largest private, independent, local foundation focused exclusively on the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Calvin Cafritz, president, CEO and chairman of the foundation, says, "The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is delighted to contribute to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland to further broaden the cultural vitality of the university and the community at large."

Great Expectations - The Campaign for Tiffany Signature ring gift adds to the university's $1 billion capital campaign to increase private funding to enhance physical facilities and technology resources, support students, recruit and retain faculty and reinforce excellence and innovation in academic programs. Great Expectations, The Campaign for Maryland is the largest fundraising drive ever undertaken by a public institution in the Washington, D.C., region.



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Santa Brings Early Gift to USS Miami Families

GROTON, Conn. (NNS) -- Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Miami (SSN 755) returned Tiffany Metropolis Cuff links from deployment, Dec. 2, with a special guest riding along - Santa Claus. The return ends an extended eight-month deployment for the crew to the U.S. European Command Area of Responsibility (AOR).

Santa took time out of his busy schedule to bring the Sailors home to their families. Once the boat docked, Santa passed out candy canes to the kids, including 7-year old Luke Regnet who gave the traditional "First Hug" to his father, Electronics Technician 2nd Class Don Regnet. His wife, Tamar, had a special holiday gift of her own to give her husband -- a "honey do" list.

"I'm just so glad that it's over. We've had three flat tires and all sorts of things breaking so I have quite a big to-do list for him," said Mrs. Regnet.

During this deployment, crew members visited Tiffany Cushion Hoop earrings in Haakonsvern, Norway; Faslane, Scotland; and Portsmouth, United Kingdom. While deployed, Miami conducted operations in support of missions that supported national security interests and maritime security operations.

"The crew was fantastic," said Cmdr. Dennis Boyer, Miami commanding officer. "They were very well-prepared by our squadron, staff and submarine school here. They all did very well in preparing the ship for deployment. It just went very smooth."

Submarines like Miami bring stealth, agility, firepower, and endurance. They are multi-mission capable, providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and early strikes from close proximity. Submarines also deploy and support special forces operations, disrupt and destroy an adversary's operations at sea and ensure undersea superiority.

Miami is the third ship of the U.S. Navy named after the city. The first USS Miami was a side wheel, double-ended gunboat commissioned Elsa Peretti Open Heart charm. 29, 1862. The second, a light cruiser, was built by the Cramp Shipbuilding Company in Philadelphia, Pa, commissioned Dec. 28, 1943.

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Are you tired of giving the typical electronic toys or sweaters for holiday gifts? This year, give the Return to Tiffany Heart tag pendant gift of a special experience instead. How about a photography class or skating lessons to go with a new camera or pair of skates? The Farmington Hills Special Services Department offers a wide variety of programs and services for all ages and interests.

This year, you can give someone on your list an opportunity to learn something new or enjoy an uplifting and entertaining event. Some of the hundreds of options include:

* Tickets to special events such as the Daddy/Daughter Dance in February or Princesses and Superheroes Fun Night in March, concerts such as "A Night Out with the MOT" or "Blackthorn," cooking lessons or traditional English teas at the historic Longacre House or a psychic reading.

* For the busy parent, Tiffany Notes cuff for their children in day camps during winter and spring breaks or a pool or birthday party package at the Costick or Jon Grant Center.

* Gifts for seniors including swim, exercise, and dance class certificates, computer training or transportation services.

* Art, theater, music and dance classes, lessons, workshops and summer camps for children, teens, and adults.

* Golf, skating, karate, gymnastic, tennis or swimming lessons or health and fitness classes such as Pilates, zumba, yoga, and more.

Watch for the Special Services program brochure that will be Paloma Picasso Loving Heart earrings to all residents in Farmington Hills/Farmington in early December.



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