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One dead in Michigan school shooting

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

At least one person is seriously wounded and one dead after a 17 year-old male opened fire and shot his ex-girlfriend, Jessica Forsyth, 17, four times outside the Herbert Henry Dow High School located in Midland, Michigan before turning the gun on himself. The shooter was pronounced dead on the scene and according to Midland Police Chief, James St. Louis, the shooter died in the parking lot of the school while the girl is in a local hospital. She is said to be in stable but serious condition at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan.

Chief St. Louis says that the boy pulled out a gun and began to shoot the girl after the two had a conversation. He then shot himself. St. Louis also said that the mother of the girl, who had dropped her daughter off at school for the day, tried to stop the incident from happening by driving her car in between the girl and boy, but was not successful. The boy, whose name is not known, apparently had stored the gun inside his backpack.

According to Midland Deputy Chief, Bob Lane, the boy was not a student at the school and was not granted access into the school. Lane also stated that the boy then placed a phone call to Forsyth telling her to meet him outside the school just before 11:00 a.m. [EST].

The school hosts nearly 1,500 students. The school was in lockdown, but according to a statement on the school’s website, the lockdown was cancelled.

“This morning a shooting incident took place at Dow High outside the building near the cafeteria. A Code Red lock-down was issued, but has been lifted,” said the statement.

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Forex On The Go: Forex Trading Via Ipad

Forex On The Go: Forex Trading Via Ipad

By Chris Johansen

Almost everything has gone mobile at this point in time. Fast-paced and always on the go, people always want to be on top of things. Why, if they can only put their houses and offices in their back-pack they would! Mobile offices, marketing, trading are the biggest things happening right now. Everything is online. Everything is mobile.

ForEx trading has come a long way. From 1967 up to present, due to technological advancements, more and more people can get a chance to earn money by just clicking the mouse and going online. Now, it is even better! Think mobile, think IPAD, think ForEx trading. What do you get? ForEx Trading in IPAD – at the palm of your hands!

We have heard of the IPAD, which is a thinner and lighter version of our humongous and Jurassic laptops. This piece of technological masterpiece would not only take you to different heights of liberation from heavy laptops, as they say, it is thinner lighter and faster; But also it will make checking mails, surfing, watching movies and reading books a breeze! As if that is not enough, with a bevy of applications to go through, there is this ‘ForEx Trading IPAD’.

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If you are into ForEx Trading, but need to do other things and must be here for this or there for that, the best way to go is ForEx trading via the IPAD.

Applications for ForEx Trading on IPAD have features that help the trader create a shortcut to easily and instantly access their accounts, through the mentioned device. Live streaming for dealing rates and news are available as well. There is also a feature wherein you can get real-time interactive charts with the most used indicators and customs settings. One can also place, modify and/or remove orders. Aside from getting into their accounts, traders can also check their orders and open positions, as well as their trading history.

One such example of the said application is ForEx Club’s (www.fxclub.com) iDealForEx (available in the iTunes store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idealForEx-for-ipad/id416793737?mt=8). This ForEx trading iPad application has three parts: The small tick chart, the large chart with several indicators and of course the rates. Because of this, all the trader needs is one screen. This would already show various currency pair rates while checking an indicator on a different currency pair, and viewing the EUR-USD tick chart at the same time. One can also view between charts by just sliding a finger across the screen. Same goes when viewing closed and open positions, and pending orders. On its charting features, it allows a trader to scroll through previous time frames, trades from charts, and plot indicators. Since most people do their trading using charts, the IPAD is of great advantage. With its high graphic resolution, traders do not have to squint to check the charts. All these features with an attractive and intuitive interface (with landscape and portrait layout options) in a small package!

This new trend in ForEx Trading is truly the next big thing! It is not going to be a surprise if we see people trading while doing their grocery!

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Agency: New York City taxi cab drivers overcharged riders by $8.3 million

Saturday, March 13, 2010

According to the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), the city’s taxi cab drivers overcharged their riders by more than US$8.3 million over the past two years, by setting their meters to illegally high settings.

The agency reported that some taxi drivers set their meters so they would charge at the suburban fare, which is twice as high as the urban fare — within city limits, fare is 40 cents per 1/5 mile, outside city limits, 80 cents. 48,300 licensed cab drivers work in the city; according to data, 35,558 of them charged a rider inappropriately at least once, the city noted. The statistics also say that 3,000 of drivers had doubled the rates 100 times or more.

Riders who overpaid spent about $4.45 more per trip than they were supposed to, the commission said. 0.5% of all 361 million taxi trips taken in the past 26 were affected by inappropriate charging, the TLC reported.

New York’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, commented about the findings in his radio show, saying: “Some of these people could face serious charges. Now, how we would ever recoup the money and get it back to the individual payers, no, but we can stop the practice and we can make sure there’s penalties.”

The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, a taxi driver advocacy group, however, commented that the overcharging could have been due to technology problems, and not because drivers were intentionally raising fare. Bhairavi Desai, who is with the group, noted that “[t]here should be a thorough investigation before judgment is cast on an entire work force.”

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Lockerbie convict Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi buried after dying at Libyan home

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has been buried in the town of Janzur, west of the Libyan capital Tripoli. He was the only individual convicted in association with the Lockerbie bombing of 1988. He died at his residence Sunday, aged 60.

The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York resulted in 270 fatalities, including all 259 of the airplane’s occupants and eleven individuals on the ground. 189 of those who died in the incident were US citizens. The death toll for this terrorist incident is larger than that for any other which has occurred in the United Kingdom thus far.

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was placed on trial in May 2000 in the Netherlands alongside Al Amin Khalifah Fhimah. While Fhimah was found not guilty on all charges placed against him, al-Megrahi was found guilty of his and sentenced to at least 27 years imprisonment. Having been initially placed in HM Prison Barlinnie, al-Megrahi was transferred to Greenock in 2005.

In 2002, an appeal against his conviction was unsuccessful. Five years later, senior judges in Scotland were to review his case, but he dropped the appeal. Due to suffering from prostate cancer, he was granted a compassionate release from Scottish prison two days later.

Current UK Prime Minister David Cameron commented on his belief that al-Megrahi “should never have been released from prison” and said his death was an occasion “to remember the 270 people who lost their lives in what was an appalling terrorist act”. According to Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing is ongoing. Salmond also called for remembrance of those killed. Prosecutors, he said, had always thought there were others besides al-Megrahi involved in the attack.

US citizen Susan Cohen, the mother of one of those killed in the Lockerbie bombing, thought of al-Megrahi as “a mass murderer” who “deserved to die”, adding to CNN: “I feel no pity around him. He got to die with his family around him. My daughter [Theodora], at age 20, died a brutal, horrible death”. However, UK citizen Jim Swire, father of another victim of the bombing, believes al-Megrahi was not guilty. He described al-Megrahi’s death as “a sad time”, telling the BBC he was “satisfied for some years that this man was nothing to do with the murder of my daughter”.

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has consistently denied responsibility for the attack. In his final recorded interview in December 2011, he insisted he was “an innocent man” who was “about to die and I ask now to be left in peace with my family.” His brother Mohammed al-Megrahi claimed “[t]here never was exact proof” and said al-Megrahi’s “pain is over now – he is with God”.

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Indian Railway: all-women crew steers Tippu Express ahead of International Women’s Day

Friday, March 6, 2020

Yesterday, an all-women crew ran the Mysuru–Bengaluru Tippu Express in the Indian state of Karnataka. The state-run Indian Railways launched this event ahead of International Women’s Day, for promoting gender equality at work places.

B Shiva Parvathi was running the train as loco pilot (locomotive pilot), and 22-year-old Rangoli Patil was her loco co-pilot. The train left Mysore Junction railway station at 11:30 am IST (0600 UTC), covering a distance of 139km to reach KSR Bangalore station. The train had banners on it which mentioned “International Women’s Day Celebration”.

Speaking to newspaper Star of Mysore, B Shiva Parvathi said, “It is a proud moment for me to be steering this train today along with my Loco Pilot Rangoli and the all-women staff”. Mysore Divisional Railway Manager Aparna Garg told Wikinews only 10% of the employees in the Mysore Division were women, which constitutes about 650 female employees.

Mysore district comes under the South West Railway (SWR) branch of the Indian Railway. Mysore Division of the SWR celebration of the Women’s day started on March 1, and is planned till March 10. Various activities are being conducted in this period, including health check-ups, yoga, sports competition and trekking, newspaper The Hindu reported.

“The theme ‘Equal for All’ is an effort of the Railways to promote more women workforce and empower them. Women of today are no less to any men, be it in any field. I hope through such initiatives, more number of women are motivated to take up jobs in their respective fields of interest”, Garg told Star of Mysore.

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4 Ideal Weight Loss Plans For Both Men And Women Of Various Ages

4 Ideal Weight Loss Plans For Both Men And Women Of Various Ages

By Chris Carson

Ideal Weight Loss Plans are the ones that do not overwhelm your body. This is the problem for most people – the fact that their diet overwhelms them can eventually make them move on or look for other weight loss programs, and you wouldnt want that. To avoid jumping from one weight loss plan to another, heres a simple guide to help you understand the best diet plans thats been used for many years and has never yet failed anyone.

1. The High-Fiber Diet – This is the most common form of diet since it is known by many and used by many. Most dieters even the ones who dont diet knew that high-fiber foods will effectively help you shed some pounds. Continue on with this type of diet and youll fit into any clothes you want to fit in. What makes this diet plan really special is the fact that high-fiber food is diverse. You dont necessarily have to be a vegetarian to appreciate the great taste of vegetables. Not only that, a fiber diet will not limit you to eating only fruits and vegetables; its a dynamic diet plan that lets you eat even your favorite foods. The reason why high-fiber diet makes you lose weight is because its natures very own organic cleanser. Dietary fibers literally make digestion, metabolism and elimination exceptionally easy. Fibers remove toxins and fats from your system thus improving your systems ability to absorb nutrients.

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2. Low Fat Weight Loss Diet A low fat diet is one of the best Weight Loss Plans there is. In this diet, fat is a great part of your diet. But unlike before when you can simply chomp on a full steak, this time you eat fat strategically. What does that mean? Since you do not completely eliminate fat from your diet, you eat small portions of fat that will not contribute to fat stores in your system. You also eat essential fatty acids that can help eliminate LDL from your body naturally and safely thus making you lose weight.

3. Liquid Weight Loss Diet A liquid weight loss diet is not only about drinking water; it is also dissimilar to water therapy. A liquid diet means drinking your food. Instead of eating your food the usual way, you juice fruits and vegetables and/or make soup out of meat, fish and vegetables. The term liquid means, you consume more fluids and eat less solids. A high fluid content in the diet is good for losing weight simply because it aids in digestion and absorption of nutrients. Fluid also cleanses the body and prevents other diseases which may hinder nutrition.

4. Detox Diet A detox diet is often recommended to obese individuals and to those with parasitic infestation, liver diseases and even to those whose medical condition is unknown. However, since the success of this diet when it comes to making people lose weight; its been highly recommended by most. As an initial step before the real diet, detoxification enhances the bodys ability to reduce fat accumulation, boost the immune system and prevent gastric problems which hinders nutrition in the first place. A Detox diet is considered to be one of the greatest Weight Loss Plans which anyone can use and apply.

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2008 TaiSPO: Interview with Ideal Bike Corporation and Gary Silva

Friday, March 28, 2008

2008 Taipei International Cycle Show (Taipei Cycle) & Taipei International Sporting Goods Show (TaiSPO) not only did a best reunion with conjunctions of the launch of Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition and the concurrent cycling race of 2008 Tour de Taiwan but also provide opportunities and benefits for sporting goods, bicycle, and athlete sports industries to establish the basis of the sourcing center in Asia and notabilities on the international cycling race.

Although the Taipei cycle was split from the TaiSPO since 1988, but the trends of sporting good industry in Taiwan changed rapidly and multiply because of modern people’s lifestyles and habits. After the “TaiSPO Innovation Award” was established since 2005, the fitness and leisure industries became popular stars as several international buyers respected on lifestyle and health.

For example, some participants participated Taipei Cycle and TaiSPO with different product lines to do several marketing on bicycle and fitness equipments, this also echoed the “Three New Movements” proposed by Giant Co., Ltd. to make a simple bicycle with multiple applications and functions. As of those facts above, Wikinews Journalist Rico Shen interviewed Ideal Bike Corporation and Gary Silva, designer of “3G Steeper” to find out the possibilities on the optimizations between two elements, fitness and bicycle.

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Aging Well &Amp; Choosing Right For Healthy Skin

Aging Well &Amp; Choosing Right For Healthy Skin

Submitted by: Valerie Rosenbaum

Aging well is a goal that many people have, today. It means focusing on good nutritional intake, being physically active and enjoying a variety of social activities. Keeping the mind active is also important for reducing the risk of Alzheimer s and age-related dementia.

To most people, it also means doing everything that they can to keep their skin looking healthy and wrinkle free. With all of the options available today, a person that has enough money can look 20 years younger, practically overnight. But, the injections that offer those quick fixes are painful and not that safe.

An FDA panel reviewed the safety of shots containing collagen, Botox, hyaluronic acid and synthetic fillers. The panel called for the inclusion of warning labels and more testing, because of the 1000 reported adverse reactions, between 2003 and 2008. The adverse reactions ranged from severe swelling to permanent scarring.

Mild and moderate adverse reactions included pain, bruising, swelling at the sight of the injection, redness and hard bumps. If you do consider this kind of therapy, you should choose an experienced doctor that is board certified in cosmetic surgery or dermatology. It is also important to find out how long he or she has been using the material. You might not want to be the guinea pig for something new.

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Aging well on the outside does not require the cosmetic injections. There are hundreds of different creams on the market. Each provides varying results. Some are obviously more effective than others. As with the injections, one of your major concerns should be safety.

Even some of the topically applied creams have caused permanent scarring. If you experience and adverse reaction to a topically applied cream, you should contact a dermatologist about reporting the reaction to the FDA. They can only have unsafe products removed from the market, if adverse reactions are reported.

Most experts agree that one of the best solutions for aging well is the use of antioxidant-rich creams. In fact, the only prescription wrinkle cream contains a synthetic antioxidant called retinol. Retinol has been known to cause redness, peeling and irritation. Safer solutions, like Cynergy TK, are available in over-the-counter products.

Some of those solutions may be even more effective than retinol, judging from clinical trials. Coenzyme Q10, for example, is an antioxidant found in all of the cells of the body. It seems to play an important role in protecting the skin s cells from sun damage, judging by the fact that it is quickly depleted when the skin is exposed to UV rays from the sun.

A diet rich in antioxidants is believed to be one of the keys to aging well, because antioxidants are the body s only defense against free radical damage, a major cause of cellular aging. Other causes of age include inflammation and glycation. When it comes to the outer signs of aging, decreased production of elastic fibers and low levels of hyaluronic acid are also causes.

With the right solutions, aging well is possible. We don t have to look older than we feel.

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Bush addresses nation on economic crisis; Congress debates bailout

Thursday, September 25, 2008

United States President George W. Bush addressed the nation on the economic financial crisis from inside the White House saying the economic situation is “serious” and is “in danger” of becoming “a long and painful recession.”

“We are in the midst of a serious financial crisis and the federal government is responding with decisive action,” Bush said in his televised speech.

Bush called for the United States Congress to pass a US$700 billion bill intended to keep struggling companies afloat. He asked the two presidential candidates along with leaders from both parties of Congress to join him for a conference on Thursday.

Last Friday, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson called for a bailout plan that would allow for the United States government to purchase devalued mortgage backed securities, resulting from the subprime mortgage crisis, from troubled financial institutions. Paulson has said that the plan could cost up to $700 billion. Congressional leaders have said that some form of the plan will pass; however, there is considerable debate over several key issues.

White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said that Bush “believes it is important for the American people to fully understand the depth of the crisis in our financial markets, how that crisis affects them, and the urgent need to agree on a solution.” Bush has been criticized for waiting too long to speak in prime time.

John McCain suspended his campaign to return to Washington and work on the bailout bill. Barack Obama has called for another form of the bill to pass and said that Congress should not package the bailout bill with any other bills — such as an economic stimulus plan.

Meanwhile, Congress has held a second round of hearings on the proposed bailout bill. Paulson and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke testified in front of the House Financial Services Committee. They felt it was a serious problem in need of an immediate solution.

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Rep. Barney Frank, Chairman of House Financial Services Committee, says it is “clear” that the financial bailout bill will pass.

Director of the Congressional Budget Office Peter R. Orsza said while testifying before Congress that “ironically, the intervention could even trigger additional failures of large institutions, because some institutions may be carrying troubled assets on their books at inflated values.”

The bailout plan has been called a “blank check” by many, with members of both parties divided on the issue.

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Recalled pet food found to contain rat poison

Friday, March 23, 2007

In a press release earlier today, New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker, along with Dean of Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine Donald F. Smith, confirmed that scientists at the New York State Food Laboratory identified Aminopterin as a toxin present in cat food samples from Menu Foods.

Menu Foods is the manufacturer of several brands of cat and dog food subject to a March 16, 2007 recall.

Aminopterin is a drug used in chemotherapy for its immunosuppressive properties and, in some areas outside the US, as a rat poison. Earlier reports stated that wheat gluten was a factor being investigated, and officials now state that the toxin would have come from Chinese wheat used in the pet food, where it is used for pest control. Investigators will not say that this is the only contaminant found in the recalled food, but knowing the identity of the toxin should assist veterinarians treating affected animals.

The Food Laboratory tested samples of cat food received from a toxicologist at the New York State Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University. The samples were found to contain the rodenticide at levels of at least 40 parts per million.

Commissioner Hooker stated, “We are pleased that the expertise of our New York State Food Laboratory was able to contribute to identifying the agent that caused numerous illnesses and deaths in dogs and cats across the nation.”

The press release suggests Aminopterin, a derivative of folic acid, can cause cancer and birth defects in humans and can cause kidney damage in dogs and cats. Aminopterin is not permitted for use in the United States.

The New York State Food Laboratory is part of the Federal Food Emergency Response Network (FERN) and as such, is capable of running a number of unique poison/toxin tests on food, including the test that identified Aminopterin.

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