August 30, 2011

Polka Dots Backgrounds

Filed under: art, politics, travel — Tags: , , , , , , — caribbeanandworldrecipes @ 10:29 pm

Polka dots backgrounds are used in a wide variety of art images. They are used on website backgrounds, as well as on curtains, tablecloths and other fabric, cell phone cases and to make fashionable prints for clothing.


Polka dots are often associated with the dance of that name. A few female politicians in recent times have worn polka dots on their toenails.

Polka dots are frequently used in Yayoi Kusama art images.


The next time you see polka dot backgrounds the cheerful dots might be in emails, on blogs, or on a Twitter background.


July 30, 2011

Marine Piracy: Somali Piracy

Filed under: news, politics — Tags: , , , , , , , — caribbeanandworldrecipes @ 9:56 pm

Marine piracy has been in the news more often in recent years. As the economic situation in several countries has changed, attacks on ships and crew by armed men in fast-moving boats have increased.

Modern piracy is committed by a number of groups, but the nation that receives the most blame for piracy at sea isSomalia. Attacks occur frequently off the long eastern Somali coastline.

Modern piracy at sea reports show that shipping companies suffer huge losses each month because of piracy. Fishermen and small traders also suffer significant losses, but these are less likely to be reported.

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