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October 26, 2007 – Vol. XI, No. 27


NetBits is the weekly newsletter keeping your informed of various chatter and other tidbits of potential relevance.


In This Issue:

Item One: One Night in Bangkok
Item Two: You Can Save a Life
Item Three: Nutrition Tip – Almonds for a Healthier Heart
Item Four: Word of the Week
Item Five: Moratorium on Internet Taxes
Do you know…

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1. One Night in Bangkok

Get the details on these distinct boutique properties in the capital of Thailand.

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2. You Can Save a Life

Neurologists say that if they can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours they can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. The trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps, STR . Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

  • S * Ask the individual to SMILE.
  • T * Ask the person to TALK to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE(Coherently – i.e. It is sunny out today)
  • R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

NOTE: Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is this: Ask the person to ‘stick’ out their tongue. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke. If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 911 immediately!!

3. Nutrition Tip – Almonds for a Healthier Heart

Eating a handful of almonds a day is a simple choice that makes a tasty and healthy difference. Low in saturated fat and high in vitamin E, almonds are one snack you can literally take to heart. Research shows that eating an ounce of almonds (about 23) a day in place of foods higher in saturated fat can help you maintain a healthy cholesterol level. Plus, they’re a great source of protein and fiber! One once of almonds provides:

  • 35 percent daily value of vitamin E
  • 20 percent daily value of magnesium
  • 6 grams of protein
  • 3 grams of fiber

Almonds — a tasty way to also get calcium, iron and other important nutrients.

4. Word of the Week

imbricate • \IM-brih-kut\ • adjective

: lying lapped over each other in regular order

Example Sentence:
The antique mirror had tiny imbricate gold squares around its edge.

Did you know?
The ancient Romans knew how to keep the interior of their villas dry when it rained. They covered their roofs with overlapping curved tiles so the "imber" (Latin for "pelting rain" or "rain shower") couldn’t seep in. The tiles were, in effect, "rain tiles," so the Romans called them "imbrices" (singular "imbrex"). The verb for installing the tiles was "imbricare," and English speakers used its past participle — "imbricatus" — to create "imbricate," which was first used as adjective meaning "overlapping (like roof tiles)" and later became a verb meaning "to overlap."

5. Moratorium on Internet Taxes

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez on Thursday urged the Senate to make permanent the moratorium on taxes for Internet access and electronic commerce.

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6. Do You Know…
On this day:

  • Football Association Formed (1863)
    The Football Association (FA), the governing body of football in England, played a leading role in establishing rules for the modern game. All of England’s professional football clubs must be members of the FA, and the organization holds a special place in the hearts of many soccer historians and fans worldwide. The FA runs several competitions, including the FA Cup, which is the oldest football competition in the world.
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