Turquoise was considered by ancients to be a sacred stone, protective against all manners of evil and ill health. The blue color of turquoise was thought to have powerful metaphysical properties by many ancient cultures. In ancient Mexico, turquoise was reserved for the gods and could not be worn by mere mortals.

G4S launches new portable security system to protect patients. G4S, an integrated security company, has launched a portable monitoring system for vulnerable patients who have psychiatric disorders or cognitive conditions. Virtual Patient Watch is a security system that monitors patients and sends out an alarm if someone tries to get out of bed or has behavior that requires immediate medical attention.

Emperor Akihito of Japan wound up a visit to Washington in a blaze of pomp Wednesday before heading to Monticello, once the home of Thomas Jefferson, the president who said all men are created equal. With drums rolling, Army trumpeters blowing “Fanfare” and a 21 member Armed Forces honor guard snapping to attention, Akihito and Empress Michiko were seen off by Secretary of State Warren Christopher. The royal couple paused briefly to shake hands and bid farewell before boarding a waiting limousine in the..

An accompanist will be provided. You may also use CD accompaniment, but all CDs should be easily cued to the audition number. All persons auditioning should also wear or bring comfortable clothing for a dance and movement portion of the audition.. In his opening remarks, President Lee C. Bollinger recalled how, when he was University of Michigan president, the Massachusetts senator had reached out to offer him support when President George W. Bush labeled the university’s affirmative action program a “quota system.” Kennedy promptly called to invite him to Washington for a press event, putting his arm around him for the assembled media.

Attempts to replace chromate coatings with non toxic coatings have been underway since the 1980s. The awareness on effects of chromates was brought to the forefront in 1993 by the real life incident involving Erin Brokovich and depicted in the movie released in 2000 of the same name. Although the use of chromates for consumer and automotive applications has been banned, it is still in use by the defense and aerospace industries under various exemptions..

Cochran, 18, of Gladstone and Codey A. Hazlett, 19, of Kansas City were charged with multiple counts of first and second degree robbery. The three individuals were behind a string of six robberies in Independence and Kansas City.Jan. Time Traveler: Well I almost made it. The day after tomorrow, unless I trip and fall, I going to be racing through the doorway into next year with the hounds of disaster snapping at my heels. Once I get the door slammed shut and locked I can be pretty smug about outrunning both them and the Grim Reaper for another year, although I noticed recently the latter has been drinking his morning latte on my front deck, a little unsettling, not much of a conversationalist..