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To Die For: Rolls-Royce and 'green' Coffins at British Funerals

Coffins shaped like a Rolls-Royce, a guitar or a ballet shoe are booming in Britain, where the latest unusual trend in funerals is for "green" burials, kind to the environment . Since 2000, Vic Fearn and Company have been making offbeat caskets which it markets under the title "Crazy Coffins". Th...

British Court Allows Argument in Favour of Open-air Funerals

A demand from British Hindus and Sikhs to be allowed to hold open-air funerals, which are banned in Britain, got a major impetus with a charity //fighting for the cause being allowed to present its case in court. Davender Ghai, president of the Anglo Asian Friendship Society, has been given p...

The Boston Funeral Guide Is 'Live'

... their local funeral planning options. "We want to help people know their options and plan what's right for them. Thanks to the baby boomers, funerals are becoming more and more unique and personal," says Anna Copley, cofounder of the BostonFuneralGuide.com. The BostonFuneralGuide.com is par...

Grief Counseling Services Battles Rising Costs of Funeral Expenses

...-- Grief Counseling Services (GCS), located in New York, recently announced the launch of this new business to help families battle the rising cost of funerals in these economic times. Grief Counseling Services is providing counseling services to families in need of guidance when a loved one dies or is in ...

New Cosmetic Trends Change the Face of the Australian Botox Market

...he got so many compliments about how good she looked that she was quietly happy, even though it was a funeral," says Dr. Chan. However, Botox for funerals is generally not common." A more popular trend that continues to grow is "bridal Botox", with an increasing number of brides reques...

Charitable Donations to Private Organizations in Haiti Critical Component to Ongoing Food Crisis Relief Efforts

...t, and the same quantity of rice an astounding 82 percent in less than one year. In some homes, milk has doubled. For Fr. Rick, reality means seeing funerals of more than 300 children per month, many of whom die from preventable things like hunger, dehydration or pneumonia. "It's really a pathetic situation...

Should Doctors Go to Patients Funerals?

...riences surrounding the death. They acknowledge that regular funeral attendance will not fit all doctors. It may also be wise to avoid funerals when the family is unhappy with care, they say, but suggest that asking the family for their permission to attend might facilitate reconciliation. ...

Ontario Grants Fast-Track Compensation Rights for Work-Related Illnesses

... defects. The deaths that followed the fire at the Horticultural Technologies warehouse were no mere coincidence, firefighters say. As the number of funerals rose (six firefighters and one police sergeant who fought the blaze have since died of cancer) attempts to get compensation for their widows from Onta...

New 'green' Pyre to Cool Planet While Burning India's Dead

...t there had to be a better way. Agarwal says it should take only 22 kilograms (44 pounds) of wood to cremate the average human body. But Hindu funerals often use much more because of inefficient combustion. A formal Hindu cremation -- in which a dead body is burned for more than six hours in a three f...

Ontario Grants Fast-Track Compensation Rights for Work-Related Illnesses

...h defects. The deaths that followed the fire at the Horticultural Technologies warehouse were no mere coincidence, firefighters say. As the number of funerals rose (six firefighters and one police sergeant who fought the blaze have since died of cancer) attempts to get compensation for their widows from Onta...
Funerals in Medical Technology

Rapid Response was Crucial to Containing the 1918 Flu Pandemic

... interventions were available. Schools, theaters, churches and dance halls in cities across the country were closed. Kansas City banned weddings and funerals if more than 20 people were to be in attendance. New York mandated staggered shifts at factories to reduce rush hour commuter traffic. Seattles mayor ...
Funerals in Biological News

Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic

...erventions were available. Schools, theaters, churches and dance halls in cities across the country were closed. Kansas City banned weddings and funerals if more than 20 people were to be in attendance. New York mandated staggered shifts at factories to reduce rush hour commuter traffic. Seattle’s mayor...

Ebola outbreaks killing thousands of gorillas and chimpanzees

...o provided the first evidence that gorillas from one social group closely inspect the carcasses of gorillas from other groups. Contact with corpses at funerals is a major mechanism of Ebola transmission in humans. Together with other recent observations on patterns of gorilla mortality, these results make a s...
Funerals in Biological Dictionary

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... A stele is a stone or wooden slab, generally taller than it is wide, erected for funerals or commemorative purposes, most usually decorated with the names and titles of the deceased or living — inscribed, carved in relief, or... The Mern...
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