ABCDiamond

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Date registered: June 14, 2010
URL: http://www.abcdiamond.com

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  1. £369m Buckingham Palace repairs — November 21, 2016
  2. Average UK Wage and Salary — September 9, 2015
  3. Marinade: Lemon Honey Soy — March 16, 2015
  4. Nagasaki 1945, 9th August — August 9, 2013
  5. Hiroshima 1945, 6th August — August 6, 2013

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Nov 21 2016

£369m Buckingham Palace repairs

Who pays for Buckingham Palace repairs?
There are reports that Buckingham Palace needs £369m of essential repairs.
Some say these repairs should be paid by the Queen, while others say it should be paid by the Government.

The Crown Estates owns Buckingham Palace and therefore is the body that should theoretically pay for the repairs.

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Sep 09 2015

Average UK Wage and Salary

Average Wages in the United Kingdom How much has the average wage changed in the UK ? In 1980 the average wage was £5,720 and the average house cost £22,677 In 2015 the average wage was £29,934 and the average house was £188,566 In 1980 it was 3.96 years wages to buy a house In …

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Mar 16 2015

Marinade: Lemon Honey Soy

Lemon Honey Soy Marinade Ingredients 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed ⅓ cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons honey Method Place garlic, soy sauce, oil, lemon juice and honey in a bowl and whisk to combine. Place meat of choice in a ceramic or glass dish. Pour over …

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Aug 09 2013

Nagasaki 1945, 9th August

At 11:02 Japanese time, on the 9th August 1945, the United States dropped the second atomic bomb on Japan, this time on the city of Nagasaki.
This bomb was nick-named “Fat Man”, and weighed 4,050kg, was 3.5 metres long and had the destructive force of 22 kilotons of TNT.

Aug 06 2013

Hiroshima 1945, 6th August

At 8:15am on the 6th August 1945, the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
This bomb was nick-named “Little Boy”, and weighed 4,400kg, it was 3.0 metres long and had the destructive force of 16 kilotons of TNT.

May 07 2013

Reims 1945, 7th May

On the 7th May 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at the Allied headquarters in Reims, north-eastern France.  This officially ended World War II in Europe, although NOT in the Soviet Union it appears. This unconditional surrender was signed by: Colonel-General Alfred Jodl (Germany). Walter Bedell Smith [United States Army, Diplomat] (Western Allies). Ivan Susloparov (Soviet Union). Major-General François Sevez …

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Apr 27 2013

Internet Speeds in the Philippines

After six weeks in the Philippines, and experiencing various internet speeds, at hotels in the Albay, Manila, Palawan and Cebu areas, I now wish I had recorded these speed results at each hotel, so I could compare to my current speed. I recently set up a Globe WiFi connection on my smart phone at a …

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Apr 15 2013

Do they speak Filipino or Tagalog in Cebu

What language do they speak in the Cebu province of the Philippines ? Filipino is the National language of the Philippines, spoken by the vast majority of the Philippine population. Tagalog is a regional dialect that is very close to Filipino, and therefore very commonly used by a large percentage of the population. But in …

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Mar 29 2013

How to: Edit an XML File and Save the new XML File

This page is intended to show how to take a WordPress XML file of posts, edit some sections and then re-save so it can be imported back into WordPress. XML files can be opened with MS Excel, but can they be saved in the same original format? I am using the MS Excel Starter that …

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Mar 29 2013

Scotland: Independence Referendum 18 September 2014

Scotland’s referendum will be held on 18 September 2014, Riaghaltas na h-Alba‘s First Minister Alex Salmond announced in the Scottish Parliament in March 2013. The date is contained in the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill, introduced to the Parliament on 21st March 2013, which also confirms that voters will be asked the question: Should Scotland be an …

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Mar 28 2013

How many Teaspoons in a Tablespoon ?

I was asked the question “How many Teaspoons in a Tablespoon ?” and to be honest, I wasn’t sure, so I said about 3 or 4. I should have asked the question how big is your tablespoon ? 😉 However, I did need to find out for sure, so: 1 Tablespoon [US] = 3 Teaspoons …

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Mar 27 2013

Maundy Thursday in Great Britain

Maundy Thursday commemorates the day of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. The word ‘Maundy’ comes from the command or ‘mandatum’ by Christ at the Last Supper, to love one another. The traditional Maundy Thursday ceremony in Britain is carried out the the Monarch, where ‘Maundy money’ is distributed to an equal …

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Mar 27 2013

Star Wars Release Date

Star Wars, the space film series created by George Lucas. The Star Wars series began in an unusual way, with the first release being Episode FOUR, followed three years later by Episode FIVE, and then a further three years with Episode SIX.  Then Sixteen years later, they released Episode ONE, followed 3 years later by …

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Mar 21 2013

Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy Assassination co-incidences

Today I saw a post on the Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy assassination co-incidences, and decided to check to see how accurate they are.  My findings are in red. Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946. Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860. Nov …

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Mar 20 2013

How Safe are the Websites you Visit ?

Internet security is now one of the big issues with many sites containing unsafe links, or malware, that can cause problems for your internet surfing experiences. There are a few good options that many people can take advantage of to safeguard their surfing, and most people now already have Anti Virus programs installed, although how …

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Mar 18 2013

UK State Pension Changes 2016

On Monday 18 March 2013, the Government announced that, subject to Parliamentary approval of the Pensions Bill, the single-tier pension will be introduced in April 2016. dwp.gov.uk/policy/pensions-reform/state-pension This reform will affect people who reach State Pension age from the time it is introduced. Current pensioners and those reaching State Pension age prior to introduction of …

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Mar 18 2013

Hotels and Resorts in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

A selection of Hotels and Resorts in Puerto Galera, Philippines. ABWonderdive Bed & Breakfast, Small La Laguna Beach, Puerto Galera Agbing Beach Resort, White Beach, Puerto Galera Amihan Villa, Barangay Talipanan, Aninuan, Puerto Galera Angelyns Beach Resort,  Big La Laguna Beach, Puerto Galera Apartelle de Francesca, White Beach, Puerto Galera Atlantis Dive Resorts, Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera …

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Mar 17 2013

Batangas, Philippines. Hotels and Resorts

A selection of Hotels and Resorts in Batangas, Philippines. Acuatico Beach Resort & Hotel, Laiya, San Juan, Batangas Angelyns Beach Resort Anilao Outrigger Resort, Solo, Anilao, Mabini Aquaventure Reef Club, Anilao, Mabini Bamboo Beach Resort Balai sa San Juan Resort, San Juan, Lobo, Batangas Banana Moon Beach Resort Batangas Country Club Buri Resort and Spa …

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Mar 15 2013

3G v 4G Mobile Phones

For some of us, the difference between 3G and 4G on a mobile phone is as complex a question as the meaning of life.  Although we must assume that 4G is better, as it is newer and has a higher number 😉 So, what is the difference, and does it really matter? 3G means 3rd …

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Mar 15 2013

Topping up Mobile Cell Phones in the Philippines

Most times when you need to top up a mobile phone in the Philippines, you just go to a local store and pay 100 pesos and get an instant top up. You see these stores everywhere, so it is very easy. However, sometimes you need more than 100 pesos or so, and these little stores …

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