Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green Party candidate Brett McKenzie, London North Centre

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green Party candidate Brett McKenzie, London North Centre
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Saturday, October 6, 2007

Brett McKenzie is running for the Green Party of Ontario in the Ontario provincial election, in the London North Centre riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

Uncategorized July 8th 2017

At least seven dead after bomb blast in Northwestern Pakistan

At least seven dead after bomb blast in Northwestern Pakistan
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

According to reports, at least eight people, including three United States military personnel and four schoolgirls, were killed earlier today by a roadside bomb near a girls’ school in north-western Pakistan. Another 62 were injured. The incident occurred in a village in the Lower Dir district, near Swat Valley.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the US troops were travelling to the area in a convoy to attend the opening ceremony of the school for girls when the explosion occurred.

In a statement, the US embassy in Pakistan commented that “three Americans were killed and two injured in a terrorist bomb explosion at about 11:20am today in the Lower Dir district of Pakistan’s federally-administered tribal areas.

“The Americans were US military personnel in Pakistan to conduct training at the invitation of the Pakistan Frontier Corps. They were in Lower Dir to attend the inauguration ceremony of a school for girls that had recently been renovated with US humanitarian assistance,” it added.

Mohammed Wakeel, the chief doctor at the local hospital, confirmed that some of the dead were schoolgirls, saying: “We have four dead bodies [in the hospital]. They are schoolgirls aged ten to fifteen. We have received 65 injured; most of them are girls.”

Rema Bibi, a sixth-grader, was in the school when the explosion happened. She recalled her experiences, stating that “We were all busy with classwork when the a part of the roof collapsed,” as quoted by the Los Angeles Times.

The Taliban, meanwhile, claimed responsibility for the attack. “We claim responsibility for the blast,” said a Taliban spokesman, Azam Tariq.

The US does not officially have stationed troops in Pakistan, although there a few personnel are there. Their duties are primarily to train and advise Pakistani security forces over tactics against local rebel groups.

Uncategorized July 8th 2017

An Idea For Table &Amp; Chair Layout Generator For Different Purposes}

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Submitted by: Rublin Taneja

What makes better business in hotel or restaurant industry is setting up of tables and chairs in the ideal banquet and meeting seating solution. It makes furniture attractive, durable, easy to set up, and affordable. Though there are several online furniture stores committed to provide with high quality stackable banquet chairs and tables at competitive discount price, but to set up chairs with tables are of the great concerns the space between tables and chairs, the height of tables and chairs, the distance between each set of furniture, and the distance from the wall. Conference, meeting, exhibition, banquet, functions, team building program all are the matter of great concern. Read about adequate layout of table and chairs for different purposes.

Standard Banquet table height & width

Table height should be 29″-30″. For banquet dinners or other functions at hotels where guests are supposed to sit on both sides of the tables, 30″ table is the most common size.

Space efficiency

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For small restaurants or hotels where room can accommodate least piece of furniture, align 8 foot banquet tables end to end and add 1 chair for each joint on each side.

Classic banquet style placement

It is the most demanded style layout. It consists of long rows of rectangle banquet tables with chairs on both sides. This setup allows arranging many seats in a room. Place the table at the front of the room and put chairs on both the sides of tables.

Conference style

Sometimes, there is banquet treat after conference. This style works for both purposes. It is big for critical thinking discussions. This style is believed to be the most dynamic setup when decisions require to be taken. In this style, it is necessary to consider that there would be board of directors all at one place. Develop the plan of actions. Common setup in conference style includes 4 eight foot tables with both side chairs. An ideal group is not more than 30 people. If there are more than 30 persons, consider U shaped. It is ideal.

Hollow squire

Hollow squire is adopted for 44 people. This diagram includes serpentine tables at the corners. It needs 4 serpentine tables, and 8 30×96 rectangle tables with adequate number of chairs.

Classroom style setup

Sometimes, before the banquet, customers book hotels for orientations or any other presentation, in which guests need to write, eating while observing. For this concern, you need to bring seminar tables and chairs. They suitable collection for saving space with classroom style setup. Seminar tables are designed with smaller width than standard banquet chairs.

Open-Room setup

The empty room enables free-form meeting environment. The open-space setting style is considered to promote a free flowing and creative meeting environment for small or large groups. This style is required mostly for team building and brainstorming. Open Room can be complimented with various props and meeting aids. The optional searing capacity is 1-61+. It is the best style for team building and brainstorming. So, arrange your furniture on accordance with the requirement of purpose.

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Furniture July 4th 2017

Boeing secures $11bn of aircraft deals

Boeing secures $11bn of aircraft deals
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April 27, 2005

Boeing has secured two large orders for new aircraft.

Air Canada has ordered US$6 billion in new airliners, while Air India has signed a deal for a further US$7 billion.

The Air Canada deal includes firm orders for 18 777s and 14 of the new mid-size, long-range 787 Dreamliner. Options are included for 18 more 777s and 46 more 787s.

The Air India order is worth US$6.8 billion for 50 787s.

Air India says the new fuel-efficient airliner will save US$300 million in fuel a year, while Air Canada has estimated a 30% fuel saving over their existing 767s. Air India have also said that the 20 extra seats the 787 offers over a similarly-sized Airbus A330 was a decisive factor.

Korean Air also bought 20 Dreamliners earlier this month.

Boeing now has a total of 237 orders and commitments for the 787.

The Boeing 777 is a family of long range widebody twin engine airliners built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It carries between 305 and 550 passengers and has a range from 5,600 to 8,870 nautical miles (10,400 to 16,400 km). The first flight of the 777 was in 1994.

The Boeing 787, or Dreamliner, is a mid-sized passenger airliner currently under development by Boeing Commercial Airplanes and scheduled to enter service in 2008. It will carry between 200 and 350 passengers depending on the seating configuration, and be more fuel-efficient than earlier airliners. In addition, it will be the first major airliner to use composite material in the majority of its construction.

Uncategorized July 3rd 2017

Over 100 dead and hundreds missing in Indonesia after tsunami destroys island villages

Over 100 dead and hundreds missing in Indonesia after tsunami destroys island villages
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

At least 113 people are now dead and hundreds more are missing after a 10 foot (3 m) tsunami destroyed several villages in a series of remote islands in western Indonesia. The tsunami was caused by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake which struck on Monday at 9:42 p.m. local time (14:42 UTC). The epicenter of the earthquake was 78 kilometers (48 mi) west of South Pagai, one of the Mentawai Islands off the west coast of Sumatra.

“We are predicting that people will need food supplies and shelter. The rain is coming down very hard, the wind is very strong,” a local police officer said, addind that emergency posts had been set up and patrols were being made to try and locate the missing. An official said that they had purchased 200 body bags “just in case.”

We have people reporting to the security post here that they could not hold on to their children, that they were swept away. A lot of people are crying.

A local official said that most of the buildings in the coastal village of Betu Monga had been destroyed when the tsunami struck. “Of the 200 people living in that village, only 40 have been found. 160 are still missing, mostly women and children,” he said. “We have people reporting to the security post here that they could not hold on to their children, that they were swept away. A lot of people are crying.” Food supplies, he added, were running low.

Wisnu Wijaya, the preparedness director with the National Disaster Management Agency, said that the government is getting aid to the islands. “We already sent a rapid response team to this area, coordinated by the provincial government. We have local disaster management at Padang, because right now the condition of the wave is quite high,” he said. Wijaya added that high waves and stormy weather have made it difficult to reach the affected areas, and communication was a problem. Emergency shelters have been set up and the first team from Sumatra was arriving Tuesday evening to begin a rapid assessment of the aid that was needed. “Up to now, I think we still can manage this problem. Maybe also we’ll send staff to go there and make a better coordination. If they need national resources to deploy there, we’ll be ready to support local government,” Wijaya said.

We threw whatever we could that floated—surfboards, fenders—then we jumped into the water.

The head of the regional government in the affected area told local television that some of the people recorded as missing may have moved to higher ground to take refuge from the waves. Rick Hallet, who was aboard his boat when the earthquake struck, told Australian television: “We threw whatever we could that floated—surfboards, fenders—then we jumped into the water. Fortunately, most of us had something to hold on to … and we just washed in the wetlands, and scrambled up the highest trees that we could possibly find and sat up there for an hour and a half.” The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued a statement saying that radio contact had been lost with a tourist boat in the area which could have been nine Australians and a Japanese national. A humanitarian organisation said that there were “genuine fears” for those aboard.

A spokesperson for a surfing resort on the coast of North Pagai said that they had “experienced a level of devastation that has rendered the resort inoperable”. Witnesses suggested that villas at the resort had been “wiped out” by the tsunami. One report suggested that a 10 feet (3 m) wave had hit the resort, causing boats to burst into flames. “There was a lot of debris floating in the water, including bar stools and other pieces of furniture from Macaronis Resort,” a member of staff said. Reports suggested that water had reached rooftops in North Pagai.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area prone to seismic shifts that spark earthquakes and volcanic activity. A massive earthquake in 2004 caused a tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people across the Indian Ocean. After that disaster Indonesia worked to establish early warning systems and disaster management programs to help deal with future quakes.

Uncategorized July 3rd 2017

Woman in Buffalo, New York accidentally sets herself on fire

Woman in Buffalo, New York accidentally sets herself on fire
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Buffalo, New York — A woman in Buffalo, New York in the United States is in critical condition tonight at Sisters Of Charity Hospital after she accidentally set herself on fire.

The unnamed elderly woman was receiving oxygen for medical problems in her home and lit a cigarette, and the oxygen coming from her mask facilitated the ignition of her clothing, setting her on fire.

Despite her “severe” burns as described by firefighters on radio communications, she was still able to dial the emergency line in the U.S., 911.

In the U.S. only 4% of all residential fires were reportedly caused by smoking materials in 2002. These fires, however, were responsible for 19% of residential fire fatalities and 9% of injuries. The fatality rate due to smoking is nearly four times higher than the overall residential fire rate; injuries are more than twice as likely. Forty percent of all smoking fires start in the bedroom or living room/family room; in 35% of these fires, bedding or upholstered furniture are the items first ignited.

Uncategorized July 3rd 2017

House And Car Insurance Quotes How To Get The Cheapest}

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House and Car Insurance Quotes – How to Get the Cheapest


Brian Stevens

You’ll save the most on your house and car insurance quotes if you insure both your home and your autos with the same company. Choosing the same company will get you an auto/home discount from most insurance companies, setting you on your way to getting the least expensive policies available.

Interested in some other ways to get the cheapest insurance policies? Here are some tips:

Ill Take that Discount, and that Discount, and that Discount Over There

Discounts are a key factor in the price you pay for both your auto and home insurance. You want to make sure you get every discount you possibly can because they directly reduce the price you pay.

Some common auto discounts include …

* Good student

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* Defensive driver

* Low-mileage driver

* Safety features discount (air bags, anti-lock brakes

* Anti-theft device discount

* Accident-free driver

Some common home discounts include …

* Senior citizen discount

* Security features discount (deadbolts, alarm systems)

* Safety features discount (smoke detectors, fire extinguishers)

* Non-smoker discount

Be sure to ask your insurer about all the discounts your eligible for.

Raise Your Deductibles

The higher you set your deductibles on both your auto and home insurance, the more money you can save. Deductibles typically start at $250. By increasing the deductible to just $500, you can save up to 12% on your premiums. If you can afford to go as high as $5000, you could save up to 37%.

Shop Online

Comparison shopping online is the best way to save on auto and home insurance, and is easy to do thanks to insurance comparison websites.

Comparison sites let you enter your auto and home information one time, then send you quotes from several A- rated insurance companies. You can review the quotes on your own time and choose the best one for you.

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Gps Tracking June 29th 2017

Police remove valuables from unlocked cars

Police remove valuables from unlocked cars
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Police officers in Richmond in south-west London, England are removing valuable items like handbags and laptops from unlocked vehicles and leaving notes telling owners to collect their items in Twickenham police station in a bid to try and encourage car drivers to lock the doors of their vehicles.

There is a high number of in-car thefts or “smash and grab” attacks in the borough. Last year, 1,300 of these attacks were reported in the area. 220 of those cases involved satellite navigation systems or sat-navs. But the numbers of these thefts occurring have been rising recently. The figure has risen by 40% until July.

25 cars have been targeted so far but there has been only one car where an item has been removed with a note left for the owner to collect it. If there is nothing on display but the car is unlocked the owner will be sent a letter telling them to be more careful. These tactics should only be attempted by police officers if they cannot find the owner nearby.

The project has received the backing of Richmond Council. A council spokesman from Richmond-upon-Thames said: “We have issues with theft in the borough — particularly theft from cars. We see our borough as a green and pleasant place. Car owners therefore can be lulled into a false sense of security in that they leave items displayed prominently in unlocked cars.”

Uncategorized June 29th 2017

Volkswagen emissions scandal may affect thousands more cars

Volkswagen emissions scandal may affect thousands more cars
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Volkswagen emissions scandal continued yesterday with the company announcing 800,000 mainly diesel vehicles may also be affected by carbon dioxide emissions problems.

The company stated “the safety of the vehicles is in no way compromised”. They estimated potentially this could cost them €2bn on top of the €6.7bn set aside to pay for the cost of correcting 11 million cars affected when the scandal broke, in addition to fines by regulators.

the safety of the vehicles is in no way compromised

This follows Monday’s revelation that the emissions scandal has affected up to 10,000 vehicles sold in the USA by brands in the Volkswagen group, although the company refutes the allegation. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the regulatory body which has been investigating Volkswagen, claims the company fitted a number of recent Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen models with technology that initiates secret components during emission tests to ensure the results are favourable.

The scandal began with damaging revelations that the car manufacturer has been using illegal software to enable diesel cars to cheat on mandatory emissions tests. This lead to a public apology on September 20 by then-chief executive Martin Winterkorn and the promise of an outside inquiry. He then resigned on September 23, and was replaced by Matthias Müller. The new allegation about Porsche is of particular concern for Müller, because he had previously been in charge of Porsche.

The company is expected to foot the bill for the recall of close to 500,000 VW and Audi cars affected at the time. There is also the possibility of Volkswagen having to pay federal fines of up to US$18 billion dollars because the US Clean Air Act sets a maximum fine of US$37,500 for each vehicle that contravenes the requirements of the Act.

An investigation into alleged breaches of environmental law was originally initiated on the advice of the International Council on Clean Transportation, a European non-governmental organisation. The EPA requested tests be carried out by West Virginia University, where the secret software was discovered.

The software, known as a “defeat device”, enabled cars to identify when they were being tested and to switch on the emission control system. The devices may have been adding urea to the car exhaust because that would reduce the amount of nitrogen dioxide. The car would release a fraction of the nitrogen oxide compared to when they were being driven normally. Emissions of nitrogen oxide contribute to smog and are thought to have caused a rise in respiratory illnesses like asthma.

Uncategorized June 29th 2017

Dozens of children killed in childcare center fire in Mexico

Dozens of children killed in childcare center fire in Mexico
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Saturday, June 6, 2009

35 children were killed and more than 40 were injured in a fire which roared through the ABC child care center in Hermosillo, Mexico on Friday afternoon. Among the injured were six adults, most who have yet to be identified. Over twenty other children have been hospitalized with burns. They have been transported to local hospitals and other medical facilities in the United States.

Neighbors, employees and firefighters broke walls to rescue unconscious children and babies from the fire in the converted warehouse building which was equipped with only one exit.

Three air ambulances, medical equipment and fifteen burn specialists were dispatched to the scene where children between the ages of six months and five years old perished from smoke inhalation. The majority of the injured and killed were under three years of age, said government officials.

Red Cross rescue workers say that 100 children were being cared for when the fire broke out. Sonora state Gov. Eduardo Bours confirmed that 142 children were in the child care center. Already, 27 of the 31 child fatalities have been identified, as parents continue to await news on their children.

Preliminary reports state that the fire may have started in the neighboring tire and car warehouse and spread to the childcare center. President of Mexico Felipe Calderón has placed the attorney general, Eduardo Medina-Mora in charge of the investigation into the cause of the blaze.

Mexico’s Social Security Institute also sent out resources to their privately run facility.

Hermosillo, population of over 700,000, is the capital of the Mexican state of Sonora 167 miles (269 km) from the American border.

Uncategorized June 29th 2017