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To get rid of your ‘Volkswagen Golf 1.8’ as successfully as possible, a British wit (or depressed loner) has placed an ad with a rubber doll.
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By applying a little creative thinking, the owner of the Golf has circumvented the justification for defects and rust, because no one can worry if a rubber doll points to them in good faith. The only worry is how much shared memory the couple stores in this machine.
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The fair method has paid off – buyers are both entertained and informed about the real condition of the car, while the owner is brought to the attention of the public. The machine is nothing new – the situation for the second generation Golf is ‘tired’, so it is natural for him to get on eBay.
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The owner explains the presence of a rubber doll in an elementary way: ‘a model that likes a car had arrived at me over the weekend, so it insisted on appreciating rumaka’.
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After a detailed inspection, the ‘model’ has concluded that the engine and transmission are good, but rust on the front wing is a problem. The price of the car has already risen from 99 pence to 205 pounds (252 euros), which can be increased at the auction until June 10.
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Unrelated – we hope that this car will become a stepping stone to the purchase of a newer vehicle, which could help the author of the ad to get to a real woman.

The story of Aleksandrs Jūrmala, who has lost a leg in a collision with a trolleybus at the intersection of Kalnciema and Baložu streets in Riga, has earned a great stir on the Internet. Aleksandrs has started writing a blog about what happened and, despite the atypical positivism in this situation, will not refuse the help of fellow citizens.
A person who lost a leg under a trolleybus in Riga is asking for help
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Alexander is a 33-year-old designer and programmer with 16 years of experience, an athlete and paraglider who has flown over the Alps and the Himalayas, as well as a loving husband and father of two young girls. He is aware that after the tragedy, life will no longer be as it used to be, but he alone is responsible for what it will be like.
Alexander Kalichova
A person who lost a leg under a trolleybus in Riga is asking for help
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Aleksandrs lives with his family in Dzintari, but goes to work in Riga every day by bicycle – he usually travels 22 kilometers in about 40 minutes. However, on that fateful day, he decided to change the route a bit and go to Riga for bicycle spare parts.
Alexander Kalichova

A person who lost a leg under a trolleybus in Riga is asking for help
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The fatal accident took place on July 22 this year at about half past seven in the evening. As Alexander drove calmly down the street, a trolleybus suddenly appeared from the side and he had to brake quickly. As a result, the trolleybus rode on a bicycle frame with one wheel, which, like a knife, passed through Alexander’s leg just below the knee, but the trolleybus pulled him on the asphalt for some time. Significantly, the man was conscious all the time.
Alexander Kalichova

A person who lost a leg under a trolleybus in Riga is asking for help
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We could not save my leg, as evidenced by the photo taken by the medics. The fracture was so severe that all nerve and muscle ligaments were lost, and tissue death had already begun. (Alexander warns that people with weak nerves and pregnant women should not look at this photo.)
Alexander Kalichova

A person who lost a leg under a trolleybus in Riga is asking for help
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Aleksandrs spent the next two weeks in ‘Gaiļezers’ hospital, where he paid 190 euros (160 euros for an inpatient stay, 30 euros for a leg amputation), but then returned to Jūrmala. The state has issued him a temporary prosthesis worth seven euros, but in order to continue living a full life, you need a good prosthesis, which you do not have money yet.
Alexander Kalichova

A person who lost a leg under a trolleybus in Riga is asking for help
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In his blog, Alexander describes both the phantom pain experienced by almost all people who have lost a member, as well as the psychological stages that every person goes through after a loss. Also interesting are his remarks about the reaction of fellow human beings to seeing a man without a leg: children lie for a long time, adults turn away, grandmothers whisper to try to complain.
Alexander Kalichova

A person who lost a leg under a trolleybus in Riga is asking for help
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To get a good, modern C-Leg prosthesis, which would allow Alexander to live a full life and play sports, 46,000 euros are needed, of which 12,000 have already been donated, but this is only a little more than a quarter. To support Aleksandrs in saving the money necessary for the prosthesis, please donate to SEB bank account LV72UNLA0095122013840 (Aleksandrs Kaļičava, personal identification code 160981-11223).

Mocking and ridicule of other people is a widespread phenomenon in today’s society, where most people are strong beauties from magazine covers, but it is even more difficult when ridicule is no longer just a local school joke, but a global sensation.

1 It was at the age of 17 that Lizzie Velasquez, a Texas woman, fell victim to such massive ridicule. She accidentally saw a video clip on her YouTube video store calling her “the ugliest woman in the world.”

2 “It was evening and I decided to find some music on YouTube. But what I found completely shocked me! I don’t know why I clicked on this video, but I did, and it changed my whole life, ”Lizzia later said.

3 The video had been watched by several million people who wrote in their comments that such an ugly person would have to kill himself if his mother had not tried to have an abortion in time.

4 “They called me a monster and called me to smoke from the surface of the earth with fire. How can one forgive such words? ” Lizija asks.

5 The girl’s heart was broken, but she found the strength to ignore the influx of evil comments, because Lizia is also a person who, like everyone else, wants to be happy.

6 Today, Lizzia is a 26-year-old woman who has achieved what many people fail in a lifetime – she has published three books, travels the world a lot, gives motivational lectures and runs anti-bullying campaigns.

7 Last week, the documentary ‘ A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story ‘ was released, which tells the story of Lizie’s public activities, and according to the media, the film has earned a real standing ovation.

8 Lizija says that she feels very happy at the moment, but emphasizes that not all people have enough strength to receive the humiliation they have suffered. She asks to think about the tragic consequences that regular ridicule can have for another person.

9 Lizzie weighs 27 kilograms and can’t gain weight no matter what she eats. One of her eyes is blind, but these problems are caused by a rare genetic disease.

10 Lysia has been diagnosed with Marfan’s syndrome, a congenital disease that affects the body’s connective tissue, preventing the body from developing normally. The symptoms of this syndrome are on average for one person in 5,000, but not for everyone it manifests itself in such an extreme form as for Lizia.

As you can see in the photos, the bear is really trying to climb over the edge of the boat, almost hitting the camera lens with its muzzle.
Vida Press

What does it look like if a polar bear tries to get on your boat?
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“These photos were taken in the Beaufort Sea, where our expedition spent a long time. The polar bear family – mom and two babies – was often close to our boat until they apparently felt safe enough to want to meet us, ”Kazirass later said.
Vida Press

What does it look like if a polar bear tries to get on your boat?
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After a three-week stay, and on the day of the expedition, one of the cubs decided that it was time to get on the boat and play with people.
Vida Press

What does it look like if a polar bear tries to get on your boat?
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“When we drove away, he didn’t want to let us go and tried to get on the boat to go with the people. Fortunately, he did not succeed, but we were very sorry to leave our new friend, ”the photographer commented to the media.
Vida Press

What does it look like if a polar bear tries to get on your boat?
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The polar bear, polar bear or polar bear ( Ursus maritimus ) is a species of prey of the bear family. Along with the juniper bear, it is the largest land predator. Scientists estimate that there could be 20 to 25 thousand polar bears in the world today.
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Although people traveling abroad are generally trying to perpetuate a variety of architectural wonders, Italian photographer Carlo Kaferini ( Carlo Cafferini ) act contrary – he is commuting over Europe and photographed block housing areas. It turns out that these places may also have a certain aesthetics.
It turns out that even in block houses can look very beautiful

1 Milan, Italy. It turns out that even in block houses can look very beautiful

2 Florence, Italy. It turns out that even in block houses can look very beautiful

3 Budapest, Hungary. It turns out that even in block houses can look very beautiful

4 Florence, Italy. It turns out that even in block houses can look very beautiful

5 Berlin, Germany.It turns out that even in block houses can look very beautiful

6 Lisbon, Portugal. It turns out that even in block houses can look very beautiful

7  Vernaca, Italy. It turns out that even in block houses can look very beautiful

8 Pisa, Italy. It turns out that even in block houses can look very beautiful
9 Milan, Italy.

Professionals also tend not to get the things they do. The portal motor.ru has compiled a list of the ten ugliest cars. The order of the list is of little importance – it would also not be able to save anything.

1 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk1 (1958-1961) – This is called one of the dumbest toads to look like a toad. The maximum speed was 130 kilometers per hour.

2 Rolls-Royce Camargue (1975-1986) – how can you expect a car to be beautiful if it is named in honor of the French swamps. True, in any other way it was perfect, as a result of which it paid accordingly – $ 150,000.

3 Alfa Romeo SZ / RZ (1989-1994) – for this machine, the designer damaged both the lamps and the rear, and introduced an absurd combination of lines. The dislike was just so great that only 1,500 copies were released.

4 Edsel (1958-1960) – It was joked about this machine that its front and rear design was developed by people who were not allowed to communicate with each other. Nor was a silly gearbox on the wheel, low safety and other stuff in its favor.

5 Ford Scorpio (1994-1998) – The Scorpio got off to a promising start, so when developing the second generation car, the designers tried to transform it. As a result, they got a machine that looks like a molten piece of plasticine.

6 Pontiac Aztek (2001-2005) – the absolute leader, who has received several awards as the ‘ugliest car of the century’. The reason for the failure was the desire to save. However, its lifespan is not so short – people still tend to dig into it today. True, no one really tries to move with it.

7 SsangYong Rodius (since 2004) – The designers of this masterpiece are inspired by ocean yachts. This is probably why we all too often do not see yachts on the roads.
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8 Fiat Multipla (1998-2010) – If the fantasy TV star ‘Stranger’ drove a car, this would definitely be his choice. Fiat was also aware of its mistake, so people were not pushed to buy it. However, it was available for 12 years.
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9 Subaru Baja (2002-2006) – Although this model had grand plans to sell at least 24,000 units a year, in reality not so much was achieved even during its entire existence.
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Covini C6W (since 2004) – Building on the success of the 1976 Tyrrell car, Covini sought to offer a three-axle supercar. With six tires. Further comments are unnecessary. True, there are rumors that the Italians are still releasing these cars, only no one knows whether anyone is buying them.

The state police have 40 new stenciled cars at their disposal, which were shown at the presentation event on January 5. In order for the public to get acquainted in time with how the suspension will become more modern with the new cars, they were shown to the press today in a special presentation.
Police detect new and improved service cars
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Police will now have 40 new Opel Insignia cars at their disposal.
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Police detect new and improved service cars
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They will be used for daily work – to ensure traffic monitoring and to accompany protected officials, police representatives inform.
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Police detect new and improved service cars
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We assume that the transportation of officials will be a particularly topical issue in the context of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
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Police detect new and improved service cars
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Such a purchase was necessary due to the wear and tear of the stenciled cars at the disposal of the State Police.
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Police detect new and improved service cars
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For standard road users, this will mean that police cars with modern beacons will continue to be seen on our roads more often in the future.
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Police detect new and improved service cars
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The new cars are also equipped with a screen that shines in the rear window, which will invite you to both stop and follow. In case of insufficient beacons and audible signals.
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Police detect new and improved service cars
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The total amount of the procurement was 1.86 million euros.

Bioenergetically structured water, which protects from aggressive environments, helps to regain beauty, provides well-being, is coded for luck – we do not want to get too excited, but there seems to be a safe way to eternal youth, happiness and a better life. All that is needed is water structured by the hands of healer Aldis Ķeviņš. Our research team could not sit still, so we went to find out more.
Structured water – the pinnacle of genius or complete nonsense?
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Information about water Skats.lv went to the healer’s website , which contains more information about the possibilities and prices of his products. It includes both structured water bottles for over ten euros, a whole treatment of negative energy eliminating baths for several hundred, and the author’s book ‘Div-Dabis’ for 40 euros. It is not a cheap pleasure, but, as indicated on the website, Ķeviņš knows what he is doing – he has been changing the structure of any water at any distance since 1980, as well as his customers are even in South Africa, Australia, Dubai, USA and elsewhere in the world. It is also possible to order a structured bath via telephone – the process involves the customer sitting in his water tank, while the healer verbally structures the water through a loudspeaker.
DELFI

Structured water – the pinnacle of genius or complete nonsense?
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Of course, we were so captivated by the new discovery that a few days later a structured water ‘Eko Forte’ bottle stood on the Skats.lv editorial board, the task of which is to protect the skin from the aggressive environment, regain its beauty and provide well-being. Unfortunately, Ķeviņš’s offer did not include the water ‘Magic Eye’ during our visit, but, as the structurer himself pointed out, both waters are equally powerful – indirectly ‘Eko Forte’ is ‘coded’ so as to bring good luck.
DELFI

Structured water – the pinnacle of genius or complete nonsense?
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It seems that with success, Ķeviņš is all right, because the location is also quite polite for him, being on the top floor of an exclusive office building. There is also a bottle next to the secretary, because it just makes you feel better. We look with some skepticism at the idea that structuring water could bring success to someone without Ķeviņš himself, but let’s not say anything before we have checked it yet. After all, Skats.lv has two important things at its disposal – time and structured water.
DELFI

Structured water – the pinnacle of genius or complete nonsense?
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By purchasing two packages of structured water for 28 euros, we also received a book for 40 euros in the bonus, so we can consider ourselves real winners – taking into account the total amount of the transaction, we find that we have remained in surplus for 12 euros. It seems that water has already begun to generously share the success encoded in it. Structuring water is obviously a very complicated process, because the Ķeviņš website and the story tend to raise suspicions of such contradictions, but we write it down to our incompetence – we do not claim that we can remotely change the crystal lattice of any water body by calming it from ‘nervous vibration’.
DELFI

Structured water – the pinnacle of genius or complete nonsense?
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When starting to actively use structured water, spraying it both directly on and around, the only change that Skats.lv has observed is related to the inability of the surrounding people to take the owner of structured water seriously. However, realizing that a week of active use is not enough, progress will be reported.

On May 11, the children of Valmiera SOS village experienced a special event: four-legged therapists had arrived – dogs specially trained for canister therapy. Such an opportunity is given by the campaign ‘Give children warmth for pets!’ As a result of which the children of Latvian SOS villages in both Valmiera and Īslīce will receive canine therapy classes for several months.

1 Canister therapy (therapy with specially trained dogs) – is a form of physical and psychological rehabilitation. The effect of therapy is achieved by the patient performing tasks and exercises of various complexity together with the dog, training motor skills and speech development. Self-confidence and initiative are also trained, communication skills and the ability to take care of a living creature are developed. Working with an animal creates positive emotions and these skills are trained unnoticed. Therapists have noticed that animals feel what humans need and provide it.

2 “Children left without families often have various emotional and psychological traumas – insecurity, communication problems, aggression, isolation. Children perceive animals differently – as friends, so we are happy about canine therapy classes, which will be able to compensate children’s emotional traumas in the long run and release them so that it is easier for them to integrate into society, ”says Edijs Petersons, director of Valmiera SOS Children’s Village.

3 This year, children growing up in the Latvian SOS villages of Valmiera and Īslīce will receive regular canisteria classes for several months, which will be funded by the charity campaign ‘Give children warmth of pets!’ funds obtained. When purchasing any ‘Whiskas’ or ‘Pedigree’ animal feed in May, 3% of the value of each product purchased will be donated to provide animal therapy in SOS Children’s Villages.
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4 “The biggest satisfaction with such campaigns is that we can see the positive emotions that animals give to children right away – as soon as the children meet the dogs. We are organizing this campaign for the first time in Latvia, but as soon as we see how much fun the activities with dogs bring to children, we are convinced that we are doing a good job and such campaigns should definitely be repeated in the future, ”says Mindaugas Rupšis, ‘Mars Inc.’ Head of Corporate Relations in the Baltics.