Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with NDP candidate Sheila White, Scarborough-Rouge River

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Having worked as an aide, advisor, and Executive Assistant to municipal and provincial politicians, Sheila White is running for the Ontario New Democratic Party in the Ontario provincial election, in the Scarborough-Rouge River riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed her regarding her values, her experience, and her 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.

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Read Santa Clara marks tenth anniversary

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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Santa Clara, California, USA. The adult literacy program Read Santa Clara marked its tenth anniversary today with a gathering of program participants, staff, and supporters from the community. Read Santa Clara trains volunteer tutors and matches them with adult learners who wish to build their literacy skills.

In the presentation, program staff and supporters reviewed the program’s history and growth, honored long-time participants, and looked toward the future.

Santa Clara Mayor Patricia Mahan spoke at the gathering, noting, “Read Santa Clara joins people who need to learn with people who need to teach, and what a powerful combination that is.” She added, “I think adult literacy is so important.”

Program coordinators estimate that tutors volunteered some 5000 hours last year. City Manager Jennifer Sparacino estimates, “That’s worth about $100,000 per year in volunteer time.”

Learners also spoke about what Read Santa Clara meant to them. Raymond Moreno said, “I hope it stays for another ten, twenty, thirty years, because we need it.” Juan Velasquez said, “My life has changed a lot…I did many things I could not have done without help.” And Ike Moore said, “To be able to express myself…What a gift!”

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Top 5 Acne Home Remedies

Acne home remedies are simple and effective way to cure acne. Some of the home remedies to cure acne are garlic, cucumber and orange. Turmeric is one of the home remedies to cure acne, which is an anti bacterial herb. In olden days, turmeric was used by every one, because it has lots of medicinal value.

Acne Home Remedy #1

Apply honey on the infected areas on your face and plaster on it. You can wash your face in the morning to see the unbelievable results.

Acne Home Remedy #2

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Garlic is a very effective in healing stubborn bumps on your skin. Massage your face with raw garlic several times a day and you will be able to see results in less than a week.

Acne Home Remedy #3

Apply Lemon Juice on acne infected areas before you go to sleep. This is a very effective home remedy for acne so dont miss this one.

Acne Home Remedy #4

Make a paste out of fenugreek leaves and apply on infected areas twice a day and wash it off after it dries on your skin.

Acne Home Remedy #5

Drink a minimum of 10 to 11 glasses a day. If you skip this part, the other home remedies wont be able to heal your acne quickly.

Ingredients of these acne home remedies are easily available in your kitchen or garden so they cost very less and are easy to make and above all 100% natural and free from harmful effects.

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.

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UK Wikinews Shorts: December 23, 2009

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A compilation of brief news reports for Wednesday, December 23, 2009.

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Oil in Alberta spill may be carcinogenic

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

The province of Alberta, Canada is considering legal action against Canadian National Railway for failing to warn that a derailment last week contaminated Wabamun Lake with a hazardous chemical.

The 700,000 litres of heavy Bunker C fuel oil that spilled into the lake asphyxiated birds and killed fish.

In addition, one of the ruptured tanker cars sent 70,000 liters of Imperial Pole Treating Oil into the lake. This oil is a yellow mixture of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and aliphatic hydrocarbons. Naphthalene, a component of this “very toxic material” is suspected of causing skin cancer if touched and lung or other cancers if inhaled.[1] Inhalation is promoted by actions that cause splashing or foaming. The mineral oil is used in connection with pentachlorophenol for preserving wooden utility poles.

Wabamun Lake is a popular summertime recreational area about 65 kilometers (40 miles) west of Edmonton, Alberta.

The 766-megawatt Keephills power generating plant, one of 3 in Wabamun, was shut down because the coal-fired plant uses water from the lake. Edmonton’s health authority ordered people not to swim, boat or rescue animals in the lake and to stop using its water or any water from nearby wells for cooking, drinking, showering or brushing teeth. These warnings came 3 days after many residents, including children, had been wading into the oil slick without protective clothing to save wildlife injured by the spill and others had been routinely depending on the lakewater for home use. Why the alert was not issued sooner remains under investigation and may result in criminal charges. Canadian National Railway had been informed of the nature of the oil when it was loaded by Imperial Oil Ltd., Canada’s largest petroleum company. Imperial Oil is posting informational updates on a special website [2]. In addition The Wabamun Residents Committee has established an information website [3].

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Adjust The Thermostat Levels To Increase The Efficiency Of The Air Conditioner

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By Jason Uvios

Be it the hot and scorching summer months or the cold and chilly winter months, it is hard to imagine life without an air conditioner. There are several issues that we need to consider before buying an air conditioner. This would include the make of the air conditioner, the capacity of the air conditioner, the room you would be installing it in, etc. There is also the issue of efficiency of an air conditioner linked to the choice you make.

The efficiency of an air conditioner is important to many people as the running costs of an air conditioner is generally pretty high. With a lower efficiency air conditioner, these costs could sky rocket. However, there are a number of things we can actually do to increase the efficiency of the air conditioner.

The first thing that we need to do is take proper care of the device. Maintaining the air conditioner and its different parts in prime working condition ensures that the unit will work at its optimal level and be more efficient.

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Similarly, if we keep the room from heating up too much from the rays of the sun by drawing the curtains, we can further increase the efficiency of the air conditioner.

Another very effective way to increase the efficiency of an air conditioner is by adjusting the thermostat levels of it. By setting it at proper levels you can save significant amount of power consumption. During the summer months try and adjust the thermostat levels at 78 degree Fahrenheit or higher. If you adjust at any lower temperature, you will be spending about 7% extra on your electricity bills for every additional drop of Fahrenheit degree temperature.

Similarly during the winter months adjust your air conditioner’s thermostat level at 68 degree Fahrenheit or below it. This will again save you a lot of power consumption and hence cooling costs.

If you are not used to such temperature in either of the seasons, then it will take time for you and your family to adjust. Don’t just rush into it. First let your family know why you are adjusting the thermostat levels. Then reach the level gradually by changing the thermostat temperature every day by a degree. This would help you and your family to acclimatize better. And in no time you will be saving a lot of extra bucks on your electricity bills. You can even plan for something with those extra dollars to reward yourselves for sticking to the plan.

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New York City considers stricter regulations on trans fat

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Health Board of New York City on Tuesday presented a plan to ban trans fatty acids (or trans fat) from the eateries in the city. The ban would not involve grocery stores, or natural trans fat that is present in dairy products or meat from ruminants.

The proposal follows a campaign last year to encourage restaurants to cut down on using trans fat themselves, but recent surveys show that the campaign was unsuccessful. In 2003, the city already instituted a smoking ban in restaurants, which was met with protest, but the measure has been copied in many other states since.

In Western countries, most trans fat in food today is the result of industrial processing, and has been linked to coronary heart disease. Frying oils, shortening and margarines with trans fats have easier storing requirements. Artificial trans fat is considered by some experts to be even more dangerous than natural trans fat.

The new limit would be at 0.5 grams of trans fatty acids per menu item, whereas a typical serving of French fries contains about 8 grams. It would be instituted in several phases, allowing time for eateries to adapt.

The plan would also have serious implications for both fast food chains and restaurants. A spokesperson for the New York State Restaurant Association reacted with disbelief, stating that “Labeling is one thing, but when they totally ban a product, it goes well beyond what we think is prudent and acceptable,” referring to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s requirement for food labels to list trans fat, a measure taken last January.

The Boards Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden on the other hand said the ban would be a challenge for cooks, but substitute oils can easily be found. Comparing it to lead paint, he said “It is a dangerous and unnecessary ingredient”, adding that “No one will miss it when it’s gone.”

A similar ban is being considered in Chicago, but would only target companies with annual revenues over $20 million, thereby targeting exclusively major fast-food restaurants. The U.S. brands Wendy’s, Crisco, Frito-Lay, Starbucks, Subway, and Kraft’s have already taken action to remove trans fat from some of their products.

Denmark became the first country in the world imposing strict regulations on trans fatty acids in March 2003. McDonalds consequently started using trans fat-free oils in Denmark, but has not yet switched over in the United States.

A public hearing is scheduled on October 30, and a final vote on the proposal is scheduled for December.

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Grand National winning horse ‘Comply or Die’ dies, aged 17

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Comply or Die, the racehorse who won the 2008 Grand National has died at the age of 17. His death was announced by his former trainer, David Pipe. He died over at the weekend in Gloucestershire, where he had been staying with jockey Timmy Murphy. He was cremated on Monday and his ashes will return to Murphy.

Murphy was the jockey in the saddle when Comply or Die won the 2008 Grand National. Speaking to the Press Association, he spoke about the horse’s death. He said, “He was part of the furniture at home so it’s very sad. He gave me the greatest day of my career, obviously that can never be taken away. He paraded at Cheltenham and Aintree and was getting ready to do some dressage in the summer. I’m not actually sure how he died, to be honest, but it wasn’t nice to come home to. He was cremated on Monday. He was a happy horse and he was also very clever.”

During his racing career he made £798,809 in prize-money after winning a total of eight races.

The 2008 Grand National victory was his greatest achievement and he almost matched it when he came second place in 2009. He retired in 2011 but remained active, often being paraded at race grounds such as Aintree and Cheltenham. He also participated in some hunting activities. Pipe said, “Since his retirement he had been a lead-horse at Timmy Murphy’s establishment before trying his hand at dressage, a discipline in which he had proven very successful”.

Tributes have been paid to Comply or Die on social media by horse racing fans with several tweeting their appreciation and memories.

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Millions of old New Zealand coins still to be handed in

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

On November 1, 2006 the old five, ten, twenty and fifty cent coins will be illegal tender, but the Reserve Bank of New Zealand says there are still at least 100 million still to be returned.

According to the Reserve Bank, most of the old coins have been lost in drains or buried in rubbish. “We think there is still another 100 million sitting around in people’s homes,” Brian Lang, currency manger for the Reserve Bank, said.

Lang said: “So far, just over 280 million coins have been returned, but there are more out there. Since 1967 the Reserve Bank has issued more than a billion of the old ‘silver’ coins. So if you don’t want to be stuck with loads of old coin – there’s never been a better time to empty your coin jars, sweep the car glove box and rummage behind the couch cushions.”

The coins still awaiting to be handed in, by either spending them, taking them to a bank or donating them to charity, are estimated to be worth between NZ$5 million and $50 million.

“A last-minute burst of publicity may convince people to bring the coins in. It’s a bit of a hassle though. Human nature being what it is, people just don’t care,” Lang said.The Karori Wildlife Sanctuary located in Wellington say that they have collected over $9,000 in old coins. Sanctuary spokesman, Alan Dicks said: “The campaign was particularly fitting because the old coins depicted tuataras and kiwis, both of which can be found living at the sanctuary. The money will go towards supporting general ecological restoration of the sanctuary. We want to get over ten grand, but the more the better.”

Lang said: “Though the coins will no longer be legal tender, banks will continue to exchange them until at least the end of the year,” and the Reserve Bank will always exchange them. “We are still getting people coming in with two-dollar notes,” Lang added.

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Satisfy Any Additional Space Requirements, Or Accommodation With Quality Steel Buildings

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By Adriana Notton

Steel buildings are great for a variety of purposes, and often the preferred choice when you need a structure erected quickly. This is a common building found on construction sites, used as extra storage for manufacturing facilities, or for practical research offices on site. Another advantage of having these structures is the option of having plans drawn up for any size and configurations a client requires.

There are qualified suppliers that can offer you prefabricated steel structures within your budget, erected to building regulations where ever you need it. Floor plan layouts will give you an idea of the available space for storage, or the amount of rooms within the building. There are further accessories that can be added which a licensed builder of these structures will be glad to assist a client with.

Steel buildings are manufactured using the highest quality materials, and suitable cladding is added for insulation and aesthetic purposes. Structures like this cost a fraction of the price compared to a brick and mortar building, or even one that is built using wood. Clients can have one erected tailor made according to their size and space requirements. When plans are drawn up, considerations are applied for wind and weight load, to make a safe building to withstand the harshest elements.

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Investigate the many different finishes and even color options that prefabricated steel buildings are made in. Only qualified contractors are used to make sure that the structure meets all state and local building regulations. Different buildings may be planned for accommodation, churches, and community centers for some examples or where ever a fast structure needs to be erected.

Before a building of this nature is built, a concrete floor is laid for the base onto a solid foundation. The finished building can have guttering skylights stucco panels and other trimmings added to make it look attractive. The overall completed structure is a fraction of the cost of any other building, and for this reason it has become extremely popular when a building is needed fast.

Once the building is completed, contractors are called in to connect the utilities from electrics to plumbing and window glazing. Find a company that has the flexibility of planning suitable structures for any space requirements online. Mini storage facilities can be designed for businesses and manufacturers, which can be erected in many different sizes and shapes that satisfy preferences.

Some construction firms that specialize in erecting these structures offer software that is used to make up your own plans. Smaller options like garden sheds, and other useful storage buildings can even be erected yourself if you have adequate handy man knowledge. Even large structures can be built in a third of the time tit takes to build a conventional building.

Order steel buildings online once you have read the details and features about them and consult with a reputable firm. You end up with a low cost low maintenance and even an energy efficient structure if there has been adequate insulation installed. Quality steel materials used in these structures are also designed to last for years in the most demanding conditions so look forward to a tough useful building for any requirement.

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