Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Liberal leadership hopeful Ken Dryden outlined his vision of the country today. He wants Canada to be a fair, global, environmental and learning society.

“What I’m trying to focus on is the educational systems as part of a whole piece of what I call a learning society,” Dryden told CTV’s Canada AM this morning. “We learn from the day we are born and we learn until the day we die.”

“The challenge is finding ways of enhancing learning through a national system of early childcare and a proper mix of scholarships and government help, such as grants and tax incentives,” said Dryden.

Dryden admitted during a news conference that he doesn’t know whether Canadian troops should withdraw or stay in Afghanistan or whether a carbon tax should be part of any climate change plan. He has now called for a thorough debate and examination of the issue.

Other leadership hopefuls are planning big policy announcements this week as they head into the few weeks before delegates are chosen to attend to leadership convention in December.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

On Wednesday the Lansing, Michigan Capital Region International Airport and surrounding land was designated as an “aerotropolis” by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Strategic Fund board. The Next Michigan Development program allows the airport to offer tax incentives in order to attract manufacturing, distribution, and technology businesses to the surrounding area.

Incentives can include property tax abatements or the elimination of most state and local taxes for a specified period of time. To qualify for the incentives, a company would have to start a new venture on airport property or expand an existing one. Additionally, companies need to use a minimum of two out of four transportation modes – freight, air, rail, or water.

The airport, in DeWitt Township, is the second in Michigan to receive an aerotropolis designation. The state’s other aerotropolis is located in the area surrounding Detroit Metropolitan and Willow Run airports. In October the city of Lansing and DeWitt Township approved a 425 tax-sharing agreement on the property, designating approximately 850 acres (344 ha) of land as available for future development.

Green Party refines ‘Buy Kiwi Made’ scheme

Green Party refines ‘Buy Kiwi Made’ scheme

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Friday, August 11, 2006

The New Zealand Government has asked the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand to start refining its taxpayer funded ‘Buy Kiwi Made‘ scheme to also include products designed in New Zealand but manufactured elsewhere.

The Buy Kiwi Made scheme was a NZ$11 million post-election deal between the Labour Party and the Green Party.

Political experts say the reason for Labour to ask the Green party to refine the scheme was because it was afraid that companies, like clothes maker Icebreaker which manufactures its clothes outside of New Zealand would not be included.

Robert Linterman, Norsewear New Zealand CEO, said “The decision to include companies which manufacture overseas undermines the credibility of the entire campaign. We were assured that the purpose of Buy Kiwi Made was to encourage the production in New Zealand, help build up our manufacturing capability and create employment. It’s hard to see how classing Icebreaker – a company which does much of its processing and manufacturing in China – as Kiwi Made will help those achieve those aims. The Buy Kiwi Made campaign should support products which are actually Kiwi made – not just Kiwi designed.”

Sue Bradford, Green MP (Member of Parliament) who is responsible for Buy Kiwi Made scheme, said she is making her proposal clearer so such companies can be associated with it and that she is confident all sides will be pleased with the final proposal. “It is good to clarify the details because there is a lot of taxpayer’s money at stake,” Bradford said.

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions does not want the scheme to be extended to the changes. Ross Wilson, President of the Council of Trade Unions, said “It would not be in the interests of many ordinary companies and their staff. I plan to raise union concerns with government ministers.”

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Granite Countertops In Colorado Springs For Your Kitchen

Posted at June 17, 2018 @ 1:36 am by in Kitchen Equipment

byAlma Abell

How much time do you spend in the kitchen? In that time, have you ever wished you had granite in the kitchen? You are not alone. Many people prefer granite in the kitchen and for good reason. The granite comes in veins, specs and swirl patterns. Further, the colors are varied, and granite looks fantastic any style of kitchen. However, the benefits do not end there. Granite resists heat, stains and scratches. It also protects again mold and mildew. Thus, it is the perfect choice for any kitchen. That is why many people shop for granite countertops in Colorado Springs.

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If you are tired of looking at your old and outdated countertops, then it is time to grab the car keys and head to the design center. However, before you go, take your countertop measurements with you. Once you are at the design center, you will be amazed with the quality and value that granite brings to a home. Granite is considered to be a high-end product and staple in good kitchen design. For this reason, it adds value to your home, and you will enjoy working in the kitchen with it once it is installed. The best design center has many Granite Countertops in Colorado Springs to view. So, take your time as review all of your options.

If you would like to learn more before you go to the design center, you can do that now. All you need to do is review pictures and read the information from Sol Granite. Visit website now. As you view the pictures, look how the countertop pulls the entire kitchen together with high-end style. Further, review the different patterns and color as they are shown with different cabinetry. You will be impressed with each design and the high-quality.

There is no need to worry about installation. The professionals will cut the granite and install for you. All you need to do is determine your selection. It truly is that sample. Now it is time to get excited about the online information and then head out the door. Today is the best day to view your options.

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Australian Paralympians cycling around Fiji for people with disabilities

Australian Paralympians cycling around Fiji for people with disabilities

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Two Australian Paralympic wheelchair basketball players, Shelley Chaplin and Leanne Del Toso, are cycling around Fiji to raise money for people in Fiji with disabilities. They hope to cover the route, which is roughly 500 kilometers (300 miles) long, in just ten days. They started on June 7, 2013 and plan to finish by June 16.

Along the way, they intend to do outreach, and mentor people with disabilities. They hope to raise A$13,000. So far, they have raised over A$12,400. They are using crowdfunding to finance their sporting event.

Del Toso suffered muscle deterioration in her legs and hands due to a degenerative neurological condition when she was 19, and rides her bike with the aid of orthotics. Chaplin was born a paraplegic, and is using a handcycle.

They won silver medals at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London with the Australia women’s national wheelchair basketball team, commonly known as the Gliders.

Both also played for Victoria in Round One of the Australia Women’s Wheelchair Basketball League (WNWBL) competition last weekend. Victoria won all four of its games. They expect to be back in action again in Round Two in Perth on June 21–23.

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Controversial melatonin supplements confirmed as sleep aid

Controversial melatonin supplements confirmed as sleep aid

Posted at June 17, 2018 @ 1:16 am by in Uncategorized

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA —An analysis of melatonin studies has upheld the controversial supplement’s effectiveness as a sleep aid.

The analysis, which included 17 peer-reviewed scientific papers, was aimed at determining whether supplements of the hormone can improve sleep among insomniacs, older adults and others.

“A meta-analysis essentially tells ‘yes’ or ‘no’—that a treatment does or does not have a significant effect,” says Richard Wurtman of MIT, the study’s principal investigator. “When a meta-analysis says ‘yes,’ there should no longer be any controversy about whether the treatment works.”

Previous studies by Wurtman and colleagues showed that small doses of melatonin, about 0.3 milligrams, are necessary for restful effects. The researchers found, however, that commercially available melatonin pills can contain 10 times the effective amount.

At that dose, says Wurtman, the hormone’s effects end after a few days because melatonin receptors in the brain become unresponsive when exposed to too much of the hormone.

Such inadvertent overdosing, say the researchers, has contributed to controversy over melatonin’s efficacy.

But the new meta-analysis shows that melatonin does indeed have positive effects on sleep—even though some of the analyzed studies also involved high doses of the hormone.

The research is reported in the journal Sleep Medicine Reviews.

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Gold Prom Jewelry: How To Rock It}

Posted at June 17, 2018 @ 1:07 am by in Jewellery Insurance

Submitted by: Mvikram Kumar

Now that you have selected your perfect prom dress, hired the limousine and taken care of all the finer details, its high time that you decided on which accessories to pair with your dress. Whether your dress is a simple and sleek design or a gorgeous Disney inspired gown, the right kind of prom jewelry can bring that extra oomph factor to your entire look. But how to set yourself apart from the crowd during your prom? Simple, try some gold prom jewelry.

The golden rule of wearing gold is not to go overboard with it. Stick to some of the basics so you dont have an opportunity to overwhelm yourself. For instance, if you are going for the sleek look, try on a pair of simple hoops or tear drop earrings and a minimalist wedding necklace. If your clothes have a lot going on, tone down your bling. If you want a large and chunky gold necklace, go easy on the earrings and bangles department. Basically, it all comes down to a matter of balance and proportion.

The thing about gold prom jewelry is that they are versatile. For instance, you can add pizazz to your entire look with just a simple gold chain with a cute little bar pendant. On the other hand, you can also choose to make it more runway style by wearing more than one chain and layering them up to make it look sophisticated and designer. On the other hand, if you are wearing a single bold statement necklace, it would be a wise idea to forgo other pieces. Always remember to wear a deep neck or a V-neck dress so that your neckpiece is the choice of focus.

Similarly, you can always experiment with gold rings. For instance, you can choose to keep it simple with a traditional simple ring with a stud, or you can choose to be more edgy with stacked rings. But dont max out and put a ring on each and every finger. However, remember when wearing an attention drawing gold ring that people will look at your hand, and therefore, you should keep your nails clean and filed.

Chandelier gold earrings are the perfect prom accessory if you are looking for something different from your average everyday studs. They frame the face and draw attention to your bone structure. Drop earrings and gold hoops are the safer options for the ones who dont want to go over the top.

The one way to make things fun is by choosing gold jewelry with different colors, and mixing and matching them up with matte and glossy pieces. You can also choose to pair them with other metals like sterling silver jewelry as well as some shiny and pretty beads. However, keep in mind to not go full on sequins or metallic if you are planning on going all out on your bling with your prom jewelry. Not only would that be extremely over the top, but not very pleasant to look at either.

About the Author: An accessory is the extension of an individuals fashion sense and their creative spirit. So why not show some creativity for prom and wear some


gold prom jewelry ? Sleek, elegant and forever regal, they are extremely versatile. From


wedding necklaces to family brooches, the stuff you can wear at prom has no end.



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Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

Posted at June 17, 2018 @ 1:03 am by in Uncategorized

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Journalist, counselor, painter, and US 2012 Presidential candidate Joe Schriner of Cleveland, Ohio took some time to discuss his campaign with Wikinews in an interview.

Schriner previously ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, but failed to gain much traction in the races. He announced his candidacy for the 2012 race immediately following the 2008 election. Schriner refers to himself as the “Average Joe” candidate, and advocates a pro-life and pro-environmentalist platform. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, and has published public policy papers exploring solutions to American issues.

Wikinews reporter William Saturn? talks with Schriner and discusses his campaign.

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NRA official suggests arming teachers to prevent school shootings

NRA official suggests arming teachers to prevent school shootings

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Friday, March 25, 2005A lawyer who is expected to become the president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) said in a comment to Associated Press (AP) that arming teachers with firearms is a solution to be considered in preventing school shootings by students. Sarah S. Froman, an alumni of Harvard Law School and a practicing lawyer, implied that allowing teachers to carry weapons is one of the many options that should be examined.

Guns and other weapons are commonly banned on school campuses in the United States, but the high-profile incidents of students defying the bans and bringing firearms to classes could place the school at a disadvantage if the student were to fire the weapon. In the case of the recent student shooting at a Native American reservation in Minnessota the school had metal detectors and had an on-duty security guard. The guard was unarmed, however, and was gunned down by the student.

Froman told the AP that if it is the responsibility of teachers to protect students from harm, then the society must find a way to let teachers do that. She also said that gun control laws or bans cannot prevent a malicious individual from acting out, and provided an example of a 1997 shooting incident where an armed teacher was able to help police apprehend the student.

Froman is currently the NRA’s first vice president, and is expected to be elected to the post of president in the organization’s elections next month. The current president of the 4-million member organization is actor and activist Charlton Heston.

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Austrian police find dozens dead inside lorry

Austrian police find dozens dead inside lorry

Posted at June 16, 2018 @ 1:35 am by in Uncategorized

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Austrian police today found an estimated 20–50 decomposing corpses in an apparently abandoned lorry.

Roadworkers who spotted the vehicle, which had been there since yesterday at least, alerted police. Responding officers found it full of corpses. The lorry is on the so-called “Eastern Motorway”, the A4, close to the Hungarian border. It was on the hard shoulder between Neusiedl and Parndorf, closer to Parndorf.

The victims are thought to have suffocated. Police are seeking the driver. The Krone published an image of a non-articulated food lorry on the hard shoulder, which they report is the vehicle in question. The photo shows a pool of dark liquid on the ground beside the vehicle.

Video from a passing motorist shows at least one helicopter on-scene. The truck, which has pictures of meat on the side, shows branding for Slovakian food firm Hyza. Earlier today the company’s website sported an apparent anti-immigration graphic, which has since been removed.

Wikinews got in touch with Hyza. “We are truly sorry about [the] tragedy” they told us in a statement. They said they have checked GPS trackers on their fleet and all their vehicles remain in Slovakia. The statement says the lorry in question was one of 21 Hyza vehicles sold on last year. It was then sold again and exported to Hungary, where it is now registered. Hyza told us the new owners have not changed the branding on the vehicle. According to the Bild newspaper, Agrofert — the parent company of Hyza — said in a statement the new owners were required to do so.

Hyza says they will “actively cooperate with Slovak police”, and “express [their] sincere condolences to the bereaved families.”

Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner called it “a dark day” and called for European Union-wide measures to protect immigrant refugees and tackle human traffickers. Neighbouring Hungary is constructing a border fence across its entire frontier with Serbia. Yesterday alone saw a record 3,241 attempts to enter Hungary illegally, according to authorities there.

Conflict in Syria and other parts of the world has led refugees to Europe. Once inside, they can move freely inside the Schengen Area, which covers most of the EU.

Austrian police earlier this week arrested three motorists suspected of people smuggling. One driver is accused of moving 34 people, ten of them children, into Austria from Serbia. The group were left by the roadside near Bruck an der Leitha and reported struggling to breathe in the van.

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