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Usually first noticed as a small swelling, often reddened, at the base of the foot.
It can show up as a pea-size swelling of the web of skin between the toes or a large raised area on the bottom of the foot, often with a scab area in the centre. The bird may limp, or frequently rest one foot. The foot will become hot to the touch and look visibly inflamed. If left untreated it can grow considerably, distort the toes, become filled with pus and may eventually kill the bird if the infection within the foot causes a
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And when you’re gone; you stay gone, or you be gone.
If you arc lucky enough to own a weekend pied-a-terre, you can give free rein to your interior design fantasies. At least, this was the way one young couple saw it when they bought their apartment in Poznan, a city in western Poland. The pair is from Poznan originally, but for years they have lived and worked in the capital, Warsaw. Their Warsaw-flat — their home during the week — is rather more conventional.
Frequent travel back and forth between the two cities led the couple to the decision
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JPL’s NuStar satellite is a low-weight, high-energy complement to Chandra
Astronomers have floated X-ray detectors on balloons, launched them on sounding rockets and put them on satellites since the late 1950s to sweep the sky. The goal is to unravel the story of a violent universe, where black holes swallow light, neutron stars are born and stars the size of the Sun puff up as red giants only to collapse in death as white dwarfs.
Since Earth’s atmosphere absorbs X-rays, astronomers wanting to use them need to rise above it. Their work so far has concentrated on detecting low-energy X-rays;
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Deborah Walker has used a subtle palette of off-white tones to create a serene Victorian home
If the word finesse can be defined as bringing a delicate and skilful approach to a troublesome situation, then there’s surely no better word to sum up the manner in which Deborah Walker has renovated and refurbished the once worn-down and neglected, four-storey, Victorian terrace home she shares with her partner Peter. Situated in a quaint seaside town on the East Sussex coast – the house has magnificent sea views from its south-facing rear windows – it was a wonderful find and the couple
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THIS ROAD MANAGER’S 50-SQM PAD IS NEARLY DEVOID OF COLOR, BUT IT BRIMS WITH BRIGHTNESS
Road manager Rey Lañada’s pad is the corner unit in the uppermost floor of his condo, which conveniently affords him a generous helping of ambient light. Not only does Rey’s unit appear very airy, but he is also able to save on electricity bills because he doesn’t need to turn on electric lights that often.
The beige sofa from Dimensione is his two dogs’ favorite hangout. Rey says that he rarely receives visitors. The gnarled milktree plant, the bold-red accent chair, feathered lamp
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When out-of-town drivers who felt victimized by a Tenaha forfeiture called local lawyers for help, their business wasn’t always welcomed. «That’d be like kicking a basket of rattlesnakes,» one defense lawyer warned a forfeiture target, Often they were referred to a defense attorney named David Guillory, in nearby Nacogdoches. Guillory is abroad-faced man with blue eyes and the gregarious, cheerful disposition of a Scoutmaster. (He is, in fact, an assistant Scoutmaster of local Troop 100, and keeps the «Handbook of Knots» by his desk, near heaps of legal briefs.) He moved to Nacogdoches seventeen years ago and set up shop
Continue reading When Jennifer Boatright and Ron Henderson complained to the county in the hope of retrieving their savings, they got another surprise. Lynda Russell, the district attorney, told them she had warned repeatedly that they did not have to sign the waiver, but, if they continued to contest it, they could be indicted on felony charges. I will contact you and give you an opportunity to turn yourself in without having an officer come to your door, she wrote in a letter mentioning the prospect of a grand jury. Once again, their custody of the kids was threatened. Boatright and Henderson decided to fight anyway.
You could probably call Todd Ilasivell and his wife Janette accidental farmers. The couple were living a busy urban life when they inherited Janette’s parents’ farm on the outskirts of Hastings. The Haswells were keen to give farming a go and turned what had been a small working farm — first with dairy cows and then sheep — into a lifestyle block.
“We’ve ended up leasing out 50 acres to a local grower, and the rest of the space we use to play around with. We’ve got a couple of cows, some chooks and three pigs, and soon we’ll add
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Writer Samantha Noyes, 30, lost two thirds of her body weight and expected her life to transform.
It’s still weird for me J to type that. If you need a frame of reference, I lost two Zoe Saldanas plus an average eight-year-old girl.
The first thing everyone asks when they discover how much weight I’ve lost is how the hell I got that big in the first place. The truth is that, during my first year at university, I was raped. I never told anyone, mainly because I didn’t think anyone would believe me. He was attractive; I was never
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Diving into the male psyche can be a dangerous game — especially when it comes to sex — but we took the plunge and asked more than 700 men 61 intimate questions. Forewarned is forearmed: read this and never be surprised at men again. Remember, knowledge is power.
SO WHAT EXACTLY ARE MEN GETTING UP TO?
First things first: most men lost their virginity between 16 and 19. An energetic 3% claim to have slept with over 100 women, but overall they were less promiscuous than you might imagine, with only half having had a one-night stand.
WHAT KEEPS HIM
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AS FUR CONTINUES TO HAVE A PROMINENT POSITION ON THE CATWALKS, EMILY SHEFFIELD INVESTIGATES THE MORAL MAZE OF WEARING IT. PHOTOGRAPH BY JENNY VAN SOMMERS
Early June and I am standing — breath held — in a vast cavernous concrete space, whitewashed walls and racks of washboard-stiff mink skins stretching as far as the eye can see. They are lopped together with string, tails grazing the floor, tags identifying each lot — 20 female black cross mink, beside batches of 20 male blue iris.
There is a smell — cloying and sweet, which clings like a wet film of moisture
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