Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Progressive Conservative candidate Dan McCreary, Brant

Posted by on September 17, 2014

Tuesday, October 2, 2007 

Dan McCreary is running for the Progressive Conservative in the Ontario provincial election, in the Brant 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.

Why have you chosen to involve yourself in the political process? Why did you choose to run in this constituency?

What prior political experience do you have? What skills and insight can you bring to office, from other non-political positions you may have held?

Which of your competitors do you expect to pose the biggest challenge to your candidacy? Why?

What makes you the most desirable of all candidates running in the riding?

What do you feel are the three most important issues to voters in your riding? Are these the same top three issues that are most important to you? What would you do to address these issues?

What should be the first order of business in the 39th Legislative Assembly?

Are the property taxes in your riding at a fair level for the amount of services received in the municipality?

How can the province lead the way in stimulating job creation?

What are your views on the mixed member proportional representation (MMP) referendum?

What role, if any, does “new media” play in your campaign, and the campaign of your party? (websites, blogs, Facebook, YouTube videos, etc) Do you view it as beneficial, or a challenge?

Of the decisions made by Ontario’s 38th Legislative Assembly, which was the most beneficial to your this electoral district? To the province as a whole? Which was least beneficial, or even harmful, to your this riding? To the province as a whole?

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Indonesian authorities report refugee boats pushed back by Australian Navy

Posted by on September 17, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014 

The Royal Australian Navy towed back arriving asylum seekers to Rote Island, Indonesia, after claiming Christmas Island destination, Indonesian National Police reported Monday of last week. Last Thursday, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott supported lack of transparency on the issue.

Indonesian police found the two ships reportedly forcibly towed back from Australia on December 19, and on January 6 after being towed on New Year’s Day. A self-identified Sudanese asylum seeker from one of the boats reported the Navy ship numbers, identifying them as HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Glenelg, and said the refugees were denied access to navigation tools during the duration of the route and abandoned in sea in the middle of the night. Commenters called such practice “push-backs”, “tow-backs”, “turn-backs”.

Police chief Hidayat Rote Island, speaking to Fairfax Media, said the second boat was adrift: “They were rescued by the locals, because the boat engines were dead. The boat now is wreckage, near some reefs.”

The Australian government had also planned to purchase additional lifeboats for refugee expulsion from Australian waters, Fairfax Media reported.

Australian government originally had no response, but after protests by Labor and the Greens, Tony Abbott commented. Last Thursday, he supported lack of transparency on the issue by saying “I’d rather be criticised a bit for being a bit of a closed book on the issue, and actually stop the boats. I’m pleased to say that it’s now several weeks since we’ve had a boat, and the less we talk about operational details on the water, the better when it comes to stopping the boats.”

Defence Force chief David Hurley also claimed professional behaviour of board officers and the Navy when handling arriving refugees boats.

Indonesian National Armed Forces chief General Moeldoko said according to the Jakarta Post, and an Australian Defence Force spokesperson confirmed, that they agreed on the push-backs approach mid-December with no further comment; with Mr Abbot calling the relationship “very strong”, while Indonesia’s legal and security affairs minister Djoko Suyanto and foreign affairs minister Marty Natalegawa both disapproved of the approach. General Moeldoko reportedly later said the media had misreported him.

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNRA) was seeking explanation from the Australian government, it reported in a press briefing this Saturday. The UNRA spokesperson, Babar Baloch, raised legal concerns by saying that “Any such approach would raise significant issues and potentially could place Australia in breach of its obligations under the Refugee Convention and international law. If people who are in need for international protection seek a country’s safety, then they must be allowed to go through a process which helps to determine if these people are in need.”

Marke, another self-identified Somali asylum seeker, claimed earlier similar treatment, on December 10: that the Australian Navy — HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Maitland — had claimed Christmas Island destination, towed his boat for several days, and subsequently dropped at an undisclosed location.

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Dating Videos Best Method For Searching Compatible Partner

Posted by on September 2, 2014

Submitted by: Charles Arron

It is very easy to meet and dating with people through internet. You can easily find the perfect match for you through the online dating process. Men have many questions about the ladies. Sometimes it become so touch to decide whether the lady is real and suits with you after saw her picture online, because you can t judge the person s behavior on behalf of the photo. The body language of the person will tell you how the person is in real.

To overcome this issue Dating Videos are developed. With the help of these videos it becomes easy to analyze the person s movements and behavior. People who want to marry or dating with the person, who belongs to the different country, can easily meet with them through this online dating process. The internet has opened up all the facilities and possibilities to meet and dating with people. There are lots of dating sites available on the internet that allows the men and women to chat, find and meet with the people. You can easily access this dating site by creating your own profile on it. Most of people these days do not have time to search partner for their own, they make own profile on the dating site and update it day by day. If someone likes their profile then he/she do contact.

It is your choice to start conversation with your partner after read their profile or after watched their video. There are different types of dating sites available. Choose site depend on your search like:

Dating through videos: These show the performance of one person which viewed by another person.

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Blind date: You have not met the person previously.

Speed dating: Dating instantly which decide in few minutes

Online dating: It is common in today s youngster who searches their partner through internet.

Virtual dating : This is the combination of online dating and video game playing which involve use of avatars that give natural environment

The above five kinds of dating will help you in finding the partner of your own choice. You can also get online dating tips through the online dating assistant websites. Today the most common is dating is through videos. Main purpose of these Dating Videos is to improve the result in matchmaking and increase the contact whether it can be via telephone, chat and video so that it become easy to find the true love, understanding and romantic partner.

It is very easy to meet and dating with people through internet. You can easily find the perfect match for you through the online dating process. Men have many questions about the ladies. Sometimes it become so touch to decide whether the lady is real and suits with you after saw her picture online, because you can t judge the person s behavior on behalf of the photo. The body language of the person will tell you how the person is in real.

To overcome this issue Dating Videos are developed. With the help of these videos it becomes easy to analyze the person s movements and behavior. People who want to marry or dating with the person, who belongs to the different country, can easily meet with them through this online dating process. The internet has opened up all the facilities and possibilities to meet and dating with people. There are lots of dating sites available on the internet that allows the men and women to chat, find and meet with the people. You can easily access this dating site by creating your own profile on it. Most of people these days do not have time to search partner for their own, they make own profile on the dating site and update it day by day. If someone likes their profile then he/she do contact.

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Marokkanischer König kündigt Autonomie für die West-Sahara an

Posted by on September 1, 2014

El Aaiún (West-Sahara) / Rabat (Marokko), 02.04.2006 – Marokkos König Mohammed VI. ist seit einem fünftägigen Besuch in der West-Sahara letzte Woche bereit, dem Gebiet eine Autonomie zu gewähren. Er gab den Experten in seinem Land den Auftrag auszuarbeiten, wie diese Autonomie künftig aussehen könne. Mohammed VI. möchte diesen Entwurf noch im April 2006 an die Vereinten Nationen übergeben. Bereits im Vorfeld hat jedoch die Polisario den Entwurf abgelehnt. Mit einer Autonomie sind sie nicht einverstanden, sie fordern die vollkommene Eigenständigkeit des Staates DARS („Demokratische Arabische Republik Sahara“). Dazu ist wiederum Mohammed VI. nicht bereit. Wörtlich sagte der König: „Wir werden nicht einmal einen Meter unserer geliebten Wüste aufgeben.“

Im Jahr 1976 hatte die Befreiungsorganisation „Frente Popular para la Liberacion de Saguia el Hamra y Rio de Oro“, bekannt als „POLISARIO“, in der West-Sahara die DARS ausgerufen. Ein Jahr zuvor hatte Spanien das Gebiet aus seiner Verwaltung entlassen. Marokko besetzte das Gebiet im November 1975 daraufhin. Eine vollkommene Einverleibung der West-Sahara in den Staat Marokko ist international umstritten. Weltweit erkennen mehrere Staaten die DARS als eigenständige Republik an. Im Jahr 2002 hatte die UNO-Sicherheitsrats-Resolution Nr. 1429 das Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Bevölkerung der West-Sahara bestätigt. Ein vom ehemaligen US-Außenminister James Baker initiierter Plan über ein Referendum in der West-Sahara wurde von der Exilregierung der DARS mit Sitz in Algerien anerkannt, Marokko lehnte ihn ab. Zwischen der Polisario und Marokko bestehen deshalb Spannungen, die auch nach einem offiziellen Waffenstillstand im Jahr 1991 nicht ganz ausgeräumt werden konnten.

Zusätzlich zur Anerkennung der Autonomie sieht die UNO-Resolution vor, dass die Bevölkerung bis zum Jahr 2008 in einem Referendum entscheiden soll, ob sie zu Marokko gehören möchte oder vollkommen unabhängig werden will. Das Referendum geht auf einen Vorschlag der UNO vom 30. August 1988 zurück, den Marokko und die Polisario akzeptiert hatten. Der Vorschlag umfasste eine Waffenruhe und ein Referendum über die Selbstbestimmung. Ob das Referendum zustande kommt, ist derzeit aufgrund eines Streits über die Wahlberechtigung bei der Volksabstimmung noch unklar. Marokko besteht darauf, dass zahlreiche Marokkaner, die sich in der in der Westsahara angesiedelt haben, an der Volksabstimmung teilnehmen dürfen, die Polisario setzt sich dafür ein, dass die aus ihrer Sicht „falschen Sahraouis“ nicht am Referendum teilnehmen dürfen.

In einer Resolution des Europäischen Parlaments aus dem Jahr 2005, die auf einen Antrag der SPE-Fraktion zurückgeht, werden Menschenrechtsverletzungen durch Marokko beanstandet, die ebenfalls von Marokko als nicht zutreffend abgelehnt werden. Die Resolution des Europäischen Parlaments beruft sich auf Berichte von amnesty international und der Weltorganisation gegen Folter (OMTC). Die Resolution äußert aber auch Anerkennung hinsichtlich der Fortschritte Marokkos beim Folterverbot.

Das Interesse Marokkos an der West-Sahara begründet das Königreich mit Jahrhunderte langen historischen Bindungen. Ökonomische Interessen könnten auch eine Rolle im Konflikt spielen. Im Oktober 2002 wurde ein Vertrag zwischen der Marokkanischen Regierung und dem französischen Erdölkonzern TotalFinaElf sowie dem US-Konzern Kerr-McGee bekannt, in dem es um die Erschließung von Erdölvorkommen geht, die vor der Küste der Westsahara vermutet werden. Die Regierung der Republik DARS hingegen möchte die Förderung des Erdöls unterbinden und hat dazu die Unterstützung der Vereinten Nationen angefordert. Zudem gibt es in der West-Sahara Phosphatvorkommen. Der Abbau von Phosphat ist neben der nomadischen Landwirtschaft die zentrale Einnahmequelle der sahaurischen Bevölkerung.

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Airbus Helicopters.

Posted by on August 20, 2014

Submitted by: Anthony Mmeri

Airbus Helicopters scored 78 bookings which underscored the competitiveness of its product line-with acquisitions covering rotor craft that range from the workhorse EC225 and the AS350 B2 and B3e; to the next-generation EC175, along with the new EC145 T2 and the evolved EC225e and AS332 C1e versions.

Included in this new business are key transactions with leasing companies, underscoring their increasing importance in the rotor craft sector.

Also announced at Heli-Expo were Airbus Helicopters expanded services solutions, incorporating such elements as Level D full-flight simulators for the EC175,plus new and enhanced information services, the cloud-based helicopter maintenance information, and a standardization of services for helicopter upgrades.

The new EC175-which was certified in January for deliveries beginning later this year-logged 14 orders with announcements at Heli-Expo .Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen (NHV) ,a launch customer is adding six to its previous order for 10 of the mid-sized ,twin-engine helicopters ; Lease Corporation International (LCI) ,a new Airbus Helicopters customer, is acquiring up to six EC175s and CHI Aviation purchased two of the rotor craft.

As a versatile rotor craft with Airbus Helicopters new Helionix avionics suite, the EC175 is claimed to the industry s benchmark medium-sized twin-engine helicopter for a variety of missions, including transport duties in oil and gas operations, corporate and executive transport, search and rescue, emergency medical services and public services.

The EC145 T2, which is another new Airbus Helicopters rotor craft to enter service in 2014, expanded its order book by a 25-rotorcraft booking from Way point Leasing. This latest-evolution member of the twin-engine EC145 family combines the company s latest technologies, including an advanced cockpit design and modern Helionix avionics, four-axis autopilot and Airbus Helicopters signature Fenestron shrouded tail rotor.

For the workhorse EC225 and the new EC225e, orders were announced for 27 helicopters .Way point Leasing gave an important vote of confidence ,placing an order for 12 of these high performance ,heavy twin-engine helicopters ,while Lease Corporation International booked as many as 15.

At Heli-Expo, Airbus Helicopters launched the enhanced EC225e Super Puma family version that features new Turbomeca Makila 2B turbo shaft engines, more payload, an additional fuel tank for very long range flights, a new cabin layout for improved passenger comfort and new systems to significantly increase pilot s situational awareness while reducing workload. Certification of the EC225e is targeted for late 2015, followed by the start-up of deliveries in mid-2016.

Meanwhile, Pratt & Whitney Canada took advantage of the Heli-Expo to feature the PT6C-67E .Which powers the EC175.The power plant has been especially designed for the medium-sized twin market, and is equipped with the latest technology dual-channel FADEC control system to optimize pilot workload.

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The PT6C-67E also includes new technologies to provide reliable starting with excellent emissions, especially low Nox levels, and very low smoke.

After having technically supported the demo tour of the EC175 in the United States and Asia in 2013, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P& WC) is now putting additional effort into the entry into service of this helicopter by deploying the necessary technical support and services via its worldwide network of over P&WC owned and designated service facilities and its extensive team of more than 100 field support representatives located close to the operators bases.

Airbus-SONAIR

Milestone Aviation Group, a global leader in helicopter leasing, and SonAir, the largest African helicopter operator and a subsidiary of the Angolan national oil company Sonangol, have announced the initiation of a long-term partnership employing three Airbus Helicopter EC225s which are to join the SonAir oil and gas fleet in Angola.

Deliveries of the new EC225s are imminent with the helicopters joining Airbus Helicopters-built EC225, AS332 L2 and AS365 N3 rotor craft already in the SonAir fleet.

The Milestone Aviation Group is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and has concluded more than US $ 2-billion in lease transactions with customers that range from the largest global helicopter users to small-and-mid-sized operators.

SonAir is one of the world s great helicopter operators, and Angola is an important and growing region for offshore oil and gas production, said Milestone chairman and CEO, Richard Santulli.

The EC225 is Airbus Helicopters latest version in its Super Puma family, providing a high-performance rotor craft in the 10-11 metric ton category .This heavy twin-engine helicopter s modern technologies ,excellent useful load, five-blade main rotor and low vibration levels make it an efficient solution for oil and gas missions-including offshore and passenger transport as well as search and rescue (SAR) operations.

Russian Helicopters

The giant Russian Helicopters company, which is a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of state Corporation Rostec, took advantage of Heli Expo 2014 to showcase its current model range alongside upcoming models. Two new models- the Mi-171A2 and Mi-38-were at the centre of the company s display.

The Mi-17A2, the newest addition to the Mi-8/17 range, has been designed using the latest advances in aerospace technology, and incorporates more than 100 technological innovations.

The helicopter was developed based on feedback from Mi-8/17 operators and draws on years of operational experience of these helicopters around the world.

This approach means the Mi-17A2 is more economical and commercially profitable to run, which will help strengthen Russian Helicopters position as a leader in the medium-class helicopter segment.

The second new model, the multirole transport-and passenger-carrier Mi-38, can fly complex missions. Its spacious cabin, low levels of noise and vibrations and numerous innovations make the Mi-38 one of the most comfortable and safest helicopters in its class. It has a cruising speed of 160 knots and range of 650 nautical miles.

Over 8000 helicopters of Soviet/Russian origin are operated in 110 countries worldwide. Traditionally the demand is highest in the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Russia, and CIS countries.

Vector Aerospace

This company had a custom-modified integrated cockpit on display at Heli-Expo, which reduces pilot workload and provides improved features including maps, weather radar, maintenance page, and warning annunciations.

The cockpit consists of two Sagem 10-inch MFD (EI indication) and two Sagem 10-inch PFDs for right or left hand seat operations, and is just one example of Vector s full UH-1H upgrade capabilities.

Vector Aerospace s comprehensive helicopter service portfolio includes: dynamic components, full-service avionics capability up to and including glass cockpit engineering, development and integration, complete development and integration, complete aircraft rewires, as well as airframes and major inspections support for a variety of Airbus, Sikorsky, Boeing and Bell helicopter models; Rolls-Royce M250; Rolls-Royce T56/501D ; Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T Series engines; Turbomeca Arriel 1 and Arriel 2 and General Electric T58/CT58 and CT-7A/T700 engines ( all engine lines include test capability).

Universal Avionics

This company sees increased interest from Super Puma operators to support offshore operations and showcased its multi-mission management system retrofit programme for the helicopter type at the expo.

It says that requests for flight management systems (FMS) with mission support have increased recently, most notably among offshore and SAR operators of Airbus Helicopters AS332L and AS332L1 Super Puma models. Universal Avionics multi-mission management system (MMMS) is the company s flagship special mission FMS for installation in these helicopter models.

These modifications were recently installed and are now operational on three CHC aircraft configured for offshore operations. They are said to provide unprecedented operational capabilities and deliver outstanding value to operators who need cutting-edge modifications and upgrades to support a wide range of critical missions.

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UK public sector workers strike over pension rights

Posted by on August 19, 2014

Wednesday, March 29, 2006  Local Government workers in the UK withdrew their labour yesterday as part of a dispute over pension entitlements. The members of 11 different trades unions were involved in the 24hr strike. As the day began they declared that support for the strike was solid. Although the strikers work for local councils, their pay and conditions are agreed nationally. The Local Government Association which represents the local councils in England and Wales declared predictions that 1.5 million people would stay away from work as “wildly optimistic”.

The Unions’ complaint is that local government workers are being treated unfavourably compared to other public sector employees. They say that agreements on pensions that have been reached with civil servants, teachers and health workers will allow those staff to continue to retire at 60 while local government staff will be forced to work until they are 65. Civil servants work for national government, teachers work for local councils but have their own pension arrangements and most health workers are employed by the state-controlled National Health Service.

The Local Government Association claims that if council workers continue to be able to retire at 60, it will increase the levels of Council Tax (a tax on people living in properties which funds a proportion of local government expenditure) by 2%.

The striking workers provide a wide range of services from assisting teachers in the class room, through inspecting kitchens for hygiene to provising care to the vulnerable in society. In some places council workers collect tolls for road tunnels or manage ferries. Mainstream media have reported on the strike all day with heavy coverage of disruption to commuters where transport has been affected. The unions have emphasised the large number of their members who are women working in low paid jobs.

The Government which regulates the scheme claimed that the early retirement provisions (called the rule of 85) were age-discriminatory and had to be removed.

The strike ended at midnight. The Unions have not declared any further strike days.

The Unions involved were AEP, AMICUS, CYWU, GMB, NAPO, NIPSA, NUJ, NUT, TGWU, UCATT and UNISON.

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Chef who appeared on Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ commits suicide

Posted by on August 19, 2014

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 

Joseph Cerniglia, a chef who had appeared on Gordon Ramsay’s television show Kitchen Nightmares, has commited suicide. Cerniglia was the owner of Italian restaurant Campania. He jumped off a bridge into the Hudson river on the New York–New Jersey border. At the time of filming in 2007, Cerniglia owed suppliers $80,000.

Officials reported that 39-year-old Cerniglia had jumped off of the George Washington Bridge into the Hudson. His death has officially been ruled as suicide. His body was retrieved from the river after reports of a man jumping off of the bridge.

Ramsay released a statement to the Press Association saying “I was fortunate to spend time with Joe during the first season of Kitchen Nightmares. Joe was a brilliant chef, and our thoughts go out to his family, friends and staff.”

Cerniglia told Ramsay about his personal debt when he came to the restaurant in 2007. He said “I am financially in trouble. The debt of the restaurant alone is overwhelming. My personal debt — wife, kids, mortgage — that’s a lot of debt”.

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UK public sector workers strike over pension rights

Posted by on August 18, 2014

Wednesday, March 29, 2006  Local Government workers in the UK withdrew their labour yesterday as part of a dispute over pension entitlements. The members of 11 different trades unions were involved in the 24hr strike. As the day began they declared that support for the strike was solid. Although the strikers work for local councils, their pay and conditions are agreed nationally. The Local Government Association which represents the local councils in England and Wales declared predictions that 1.5 million people would stay away from work as “wildly optimistic”.

The Unions’ complaint is that local government workers are being treated unfavourably compared to other public sector employees. They say that agreements on pensions that have been reached with civil servants, teachers and health workers will allow those staff to continue to retire at 60 while local government staff will be forced to work until they are 65. Civil servants work for national government, teachers work for local councils but have their own pension arrangements and most health workers are employed by the state-controlled National Health Service.

The Local Government Association claims that if council workers continue to be able to retire at 60, it will increase the levels of Council Tax (a tax on people living in properties which funds a proportion of local government expenditure) by 2%.

The striking workers provide a wide range of services from assisting teachers in the class room, through inspecting kitchens for hygiene to provising care to the vulnerable in society. In some places council workers collect tolls for road tunnels or manage ferries. Mainstream media have reported on the strike all day with heavy coverage of disruption to commuters where transport has been affected. The unions have emphasised the large number of their members who are women working in low paid jobs.

The Government which regulates the scheme claimed that the early retirement provisions (called the rule of 85) were age-discriminatory and had to be removed.

The strike ended at midnight. The Unions have not declared any further strike days.

The Unions involved were AEP, AMICUS, CYWU, GMB, NAPO, NIPSA, NUJ, NUT, TGWU, UCATT and UNISON.

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